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XXXIX NO. 1
Entered at Portland (Oregon)
Poytofflce aw Second-CJayg Matter.
PORTLAND, OREGON, , SUNDAY MORNING, -JANUARY 4, 1920.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
E TO DEPORT
ALIEN REDS BEGUN
Total of 44 Arrested in
SOME ARE NATIVE-BORN
Spread of Radicalism to Ru
ral Communities Discovered.
LETTERS TELL STORY
One Man Considered Dangerous Is
Concerned Only for Russian
Wife, Also In Custody.
Federal and state authorities -were
engaged all day yesterday in sifting
out every possible shred of evidence
collected during the series of raids
on "reds" in Portland Friday night
and as a result of the Information re
ceived In letters, literature and - in
verbal statements from the local
communists, William Bryon, chief of
the department of justice, announced
his belief that "perfect cases" for de
portation have been made out against
the aliens who were arrested . as a
result of their radical activities.
The total of radicals arrested
reached 44 last night, of whom 22 are
either native-born or naturalized
Americans. The police and county
officials will assist United States
Marshal Alexander and Mr. Bryon in
the investigation of the Americans,
and In all cases where it is shown
these Americans have been active
members of the labor cbmmunist
party they will be held under a state
charge of criminal syndicalism, ac
cording to District Attorney Evans.
Startling Evidence" Found.
Startling evidence that the insidi
ous propaganda of this radical and
un-American organization has been
spread through the rural communities
of the state was unearthed when Mr.
Bryon located a letter addressed to
K. M. Oster, state secretary of the
communist labor party, from William
Garth, a resident of Rickreall, a small
farming town In Polk county.
As a result of statements' made-in
th'is letter, Garth will be taken. Into
custody for a rigid investigation as
to his activities and his beliefs con
cerning the Russian soviet form of
government, which the United States
government charges the communists
were seeking to transplant to this
Nativity Is Scorned.
"I am a native-born American, but
this Is nothing to be proud of," reads
a paragraph in Garth's letter to the
Another letter written to Oster by
Garth under date of October 16, 1919,
"Dear Comrade: 1 am a member-at-large
of the socialist party, but don't
want to keep it alive by remaining a
member of it, for It should have died
long before It did. I have for many
years been a good contributor to it
and have been an active member, but
I am sending you $1 for two months'
dues in the communist labor party,
and my transfer to the same.
"Now, comrade, my Income is very
small. I live on a small piece of land
and am - crowding 70 years, so you
see my days of usefulness are about
over. I don' know as I will be able
to keep my dues paid up, but here is
$1 anyhow and If I can't get the
money to pay my dues I want the
satisfaction of dropping out of a party
that I trust may be true to its prin
ciples and forever a revolutionary
party of no compromise.
"Hoping for the greatest success
for the communist labor party, I am,
yours for the revolution,
Deep regret over the failure of the
(Concluded on Page 20, Column 2.)
EX-KAISER OLD, FAT,
SHAKY, WRITER SAYS
SEES DEPOSED RULER.
Former Emperor Believes Himself
Betrayed, Germany Lost; Mind
BERLIN, Jan. 3. The Hague corre
spondent of the Tageblatt gives a
rather unusual picture of the former
German emperor in an article on the
personal appearance of .he former
ruler and his future prospects.
"The kaiser himself the kaiser has 1
grown much older has been struck
in his vital strength," says the cor
respondent. "The trembling in the
right arm and leg, which earlier was
only just noticeable, has so Increased
that it Is apparent at a- glar.ce and
dominates his entire appearance. The
kaiser has become very corpulent,
though he eats little."
Having talked with countless per
sons who have visited the former em
peror, the correspondent precedes his
picture with a sharp criticism of some
of these leading personalities "who
afterward tell tactless stories and
stories based on misunderstanding
which circulate about the world."
He adds: "The kaiser's attitude is
still soldierly, but he appears to have
grown shorter. It is noticeable how
slowly he speaks in contradiction to
his old habit. He livens up only
when remembrances of the old days
come to him. This often occurs in
the middle of a conversation.
"No one who has seen him at Amer
ongen and is capable of responsible
impression believes that this man,
who is- spiritually torn and shows it
in his body, will ever play an active
role in any form whatsoever. By the
grinding experiences of war, the blow
of a breakdown and worry about his
future, which ' constantly torments
him, the deeper impulses of his will
In the opinion of the correspondent,
the former emperor has purchased
Doom house as proof that he has
given, up all thoughts of returning
"He no longer expresses the wish
to return to Germany," says the
writer. "He believes Germany is lost.
More than ever he believes, he has
been betrayed by his councillors and
the whole people."
The former ruler's letters are cen
sored by the Dutch authorities, who
are declared, to be not inconsiderate
and not naturally severe. The corre
spondent makes an appeal for the for
mer emperor, saying:
"It depends upon Amerongen being
left quiet and forgotten. The last af
front that threatens its resident can
thus be most easily avoided."
CHEAP. SERVANTS COMING
European Girls by Hundreds Ar
rive on Every Boat.
CHICAGO, Jan. 3. The day of the
S7-a-week servant girl who would
cook, sweep, mind the baby, wash
dishes, run the laundry, and do odd
jobs of kalsomining in her spare time.
is coming again, according to Miss
Elizabeth Moynlhfin of the Travelers'
Every boat from Europe is bringing
hundreds of Scandinavian, Irish, Eng
lish and Italian girls eager to do
house work, Miss Moynlhan say. The
Travelers Aid society is assisting
scores en route from New Tork City,
"I expect that In three or four
months." one employment agency said.
"we will have almost the old condi
tions back girls willing to work for
$7 or 8 a week, instead of 'highty
tlghty' dusters willing to assist in
housework'for S15 a week."
GLASS DEFERS SEATING
Wilson Asks Secretary of Treasury
to Stay Until January 15.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. Carter
Glass will not take his seat as sen
ator from Virginia when congress re
convenes Monday, having assented to
the request of President Wilson ihat
ho remain secretary of the treasury
at least until January 15, by which
time it is expected his successor will
be nominated and confirmed.
Mr. Glass was appointed senator
to succeed jt he late Senator Martin.
PLOT FOR REVOLT
REVEALED BY RAID
Red Plan to Fan Strikes
Into Revolution Nipped.
AGITATORS SENT EVERYWHERE
Factories Are Loaded1 With
Leaders of Rebellion.
PLANS. WELL 'PREPARED
Dragnet Brings in 4500, About
2 635 of Whom Probably Will
Be Deported Shortly.
WASHINGTON, Jan.. 3. Ral,T
-leaders planned to develop the recent
steel and coal strikes into. a general
sinne and ultimately into a revolu
tion to overthrow the rnvn.n..nt
according, to information gathered by
xeaeral agents in Friday night's
wholesale round-up of members of
the communist and communist labor
A definite programme to expand the
two labor disturbances to blot t
every resemblance of organized gov
ernment, was disclosed in evidence
gathered in half a score of tv...
data, officials said, tended to prove
VUB nation-wide raids had nipped
the most menacing revolutionary plot
Moment to Act Waited.
Officials indicated that both groups
of radicals were only awaiting- an
opportune moment to carry in among
other workers the same sort of agi
tation employed among steel work
ers and coal miners. Among the for
eign element of the communist and
communist labor parties information
described as conclusive revealed that
payrolls has been "loaded" with agi
tators to be sent suddenly to everv
fertile field in support of a general
During the last two weeks of the
coal strike communist agitators were
discovered to have penetrated prac
tically every mining center east of
the Mississippi river. Evidence
showed that in several Instances
where miners had voted to return to
work, the communists had spread
their propaganda of distrust of the
government to such an extent, it was
said, that few miners actually got
back to their jobs.
Trouble Narrowly Averted.
Attempts to incite the mine work
ers to violence were the most bold in
West Virginia, officials said, serious
trouble being narrowly averted there.
But all soft coal regions, were in
fested and much of the data leading
up to -Friday's raids were gathered
by secret agents circulating among
the miners and coming in contact
with the agitators themselves, it was
disclosed. - .
The raids -also disclosed that a
"slush fund" has been created bv the
two parties against whom the gov
ernment moves were directed. Much
of this money, said to total several
millions, had been set aside for use
in bailing out adherents of the doc
trines in case of arrest for sedition
and teaching of violence.
Ball Fnndi On Hud.
Proof also was said to have been
obtained that in the case of agita
tors who went among the steel and
mine workers, funds for bail were
made available In every section fre
quented by the "red" agitators. Their
plans for organization of the work
ers in support of the communist cause
were pictured as more complete than
even a political campaign. It was
evident, officials declared, that the
movement was "ripe" and that set
tlement of the coal strike had been a
(Concluded on Page 20. Column 4.)
PICTORIAL IMPRESSIONS OF
$1,000,000 FIRE RAZES
PART OF DANVILLE, VA.
FLAMES SPREAD RAPIDLY IN
High Wind Complicates Work of
Fighting Blaze Masonic Teni-
r pie Collapses in Ruins.
DANVILLE, Va., Jan. 3. Fire which
threatened destruction of a large part
of the business section here tonight
was brought under control shortly
after midnight, after causing damage
estimated at between $750,000 and
The blaze destroyed a number of
buildings in the business section. The
flames originated in the Z. X. John
son company department store, which
was gutted, and half a dozen other
stores and a theater were swept.
The Masonic temple, in the block
on Main street, between Market and
Union, also was destroyed.
Employes of the Danville Register,
the morning paper, were driven out
of the buildirrg by the flames.
A high wind complicated the work
of the fire fighters. When the Ma
sonic .temple walls fell more than
seven business structures had been
PE ELL BANK IS LOOTED
Thousands of Dollars of Liberty
Bonds Taken; Yeggs Escape.
CHEHALIS. Wash., Jan. 3. (Spe
cial.) The Pe Ell State bank, owned
by C. W. Boynton was robbed last
night. . The safe-crackers obtained at
least $500 in silver and thousands of
dollars' worth of liberty bonds. The
exact amount of the loot is unknown.
Jewelry and silverware in safe-deposit
boxes also was taken.
When Mr. Boynton appeared at the
bank this morning, he found the safe
shattered. There were no clews left
by the yeggmen. It was thought
that they escaped in an automobile.
The explosion had apparently been
muffled so well that no one in Pe
Ell was awakened. Last spring the
same bank was robbed at midday by
a lone highwayman who made his
escape in an automobile with $3500.
LAST TROOPS QUIT PARIS
General Connor and Ills Party to
Leave France January 9.
PARIS, Jan. 3. The departure of
Brigadier-General William D. Connor
from Paris on the evening of January
9 with 300 officers and men, marks
the final withdrawal of the American
forces from France.
General Connor and his party will
sail from Antwerp January 11. By
that date all the buildings occupied
in Paris by the American army will
have been given up with the excep
tion of. several small offices;- Gen
eral Connor leave's behind less than
100 American officers and men, most
ly connected with the graves regis
tration service. Brest, the last Amer
ican port open, was closed January L
BRITISH DENY LOAN TALK
Rumor of Plan to Borrow Ju 17. S.
to Lend in Europe Is Denied.
NEW TORK, Jan. 3. The British
mission made public tonight a cable
message from the British treasury
denying that Sir George Paish is ne
gotiating a large American loan for
Great Britain. In part It said:
"The British treasury wishes it to
be known that the rumor has not the
slightest foundation, that Sir George
Paish is not in America in any offi
cial capacity and does not represent
the British treasury. The proposal
described in the rumor is diametri
cally opposed to the policy of the
British treasury, who will not borrow
a single dollar from the United States
for the purpose of loaning in Europe."
THREE PREMIERS TO MEET
Effort to Be Made to Settle Adriatic
ROME, Jan. 3. Premier Xitti left
today for Paris, where he has been
invited to meet Premier Lloyd George
and Premier Clemenceau and possibly
an American representative.
It is understood that an effort will
be made to settle the Fiume question.
CARTOONIST PERRY OF
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7K . 'J.vv ,i'7S. V
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, !
42 degrees; minimum. 32 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; moderate easterly winds, i
Editorial. Section 3, page 8. -Dramatics.
Section 4. pag 1.
Moving picture news. Section 4, pace 2
Real estate and building news. Section 4,
page 6. -Music.
Section 3, page 10.
Churches. Section 5, page 2.
Books. Section 5, pas' 8
Automobile news. Section 6.
. Women's Fffstnren.
Society. ' Section 3. page 2.
Women's activities. Section 4, page 4.
Fashions. Section 5, page 5.
Miss Tingle's column. Section 5, page 5.
Auction bridge. Section 9, page S.
Cardinal Merclers series. Section 5, page 4.
Columbia river tales outdo Spanish main.
magazine section, page 1. v
World marriage bureau Is proposed. Maga
zine section, page 2.
Trackless J uncles of Brazil conquered by
army officer. Magaslne section, page 3.
World news by camera. Magaxlne sec
tion, page 4.
Admiral Sims' own story. . Magazine sec
tion, page 5.
Girl explorer unveils secrets of - ancient
cliff dwellers. Magazine section, page l
From well-digger to Standard Oil presi
dent at 40. Magazine section, page 7.
Hill's cartoons. "Among Us Mortals."
Magazine section, page 8.
Public sentiment shown In letters to the
editor. Section 4. page 5.
Ancient art windows, hidden during- war,
returned to Paris. .Section 5, page 1.
w. ct. Benbow's series. "Fundamentals of
government." Section 5, page 1.
Sermon by Dr. Joshua Stansfleld. Section
5. page 3.
Monks restore ancient English abbey. Sec
tion 5, page 3.
Brigfl-s and Darling cartoons. Section 5,
Wilson .may call first council without com
mitting U. S. to participation. Sec
tion 1. page 2. v
Government lends exporters $17,000,000 to
finance rebuilding of Europe. Section
1. page 6.
Reds plan to fan coal and steel strikes
Into general revolution nipped by peace
settlement, raids on radicals reveal.
Section 1. page 1.
President determined to make ratification
of t rea t y cam palgn Issue. Sect ion 1.
President decides not to attempt to buy
and distribute Cuban sugar crop. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Ex-kaiser old. fat, shaky, writer says. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
Laborlte candidate for commons wins.
Section 1, page 2.
Swarm of radicals fills Elrn island. Sec
tion 1, page 20.
Turkey secretly continues to inflict cruel
ties on Christians. Section 1, page 6.
Seattle municipal lines show profit. 1 Sec
tion 1. page 10.
Second venue change granted 11 'red ac
cused of Centralis murder. Section 1,
Regents of university and agricultural col
lege seek relief. Section 1, page 11.
Car shortage In lumber Industry affects
unemployment situation. Section 1,
College products feature banquet at Cor-
valns. section l, page 8.
Idaho expects suffrage session to last one
day. Section 1, page 7. a
Expert discloses 50 varieties of wheat
grown in Oregon. Section 1, page ft.
Kllne bowling team to hold match with
Green's rollers. Section 2. page 8
Malone and Batrd to top next Mllwaukle
card. Section 2. page 1.
Interest In sports revived in past year.
" Section 2, page 4.
Football draws record gate in 1019. Sec
tion 2, page 1.
Portland golf club enters bright year. Sec
tion 2, page 4.
Basketball draws attention of 0. of O.
athletes. Section 2, page 8.
Olympic games schedule covers wide range.
Section 2, page 2.
Winged M quintet to open season against
Aggies Saturday. Section 2. page 2.
Commercial and Marine.
Apples weaker east, but steady at shipping
points, section z, page 19.
Stocks continue to advance with prospect
of easier money. Section 2. page 10.
Union urges Standifer employes to Increase
production. Section 2, page 5.
West Hartland Is unloading rapidly. Sec
tion 2, page A.
Ferris type barge to be converted ' for
service In lumber-carrying trade. Sec
tion 2, page 6.
Direct European sales are urged. Sec
tion 2. page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Winter extension courses to start. Sec
tion 1, page 14.
Prize letter contest will hit at high cost of
living. Section 1, page 14.
Paris Temps finds reservations rood.- Sec
tion 1, page 10.
Move to deport alien reds is begun. ' Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Representative Haines of Washington
. county proposes to put lid on long ses
sion of legislature. Section 1. page J.
"Prove Portland's Population" census slo
gan Is taking hold. Section 1, page 18.
Lumberman offers rail strike remedy. Sec
tion 1, page 22.
Judge Gatens tires of criminal cases. Sec
tion 1, page 13.
Teachers to select Portland, textbooks. Sec
tion 1, page 10.
Fish packers demand retention of fish snd
game commission. Section 2, page 2.
Irrigation congress begins here Thursday.
Section 2, page 20.
W ,WVE CHACON
TP GO TO PEOPLE
Wilson to Make Treaty
LATEST MANIFESTO SURPRISE
Opposition to Article 14 Res
PACT DEATH THREATENED
Action of President Held Likely to
Alienate Support Essential to
Ratification of Treaty.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU.
Washing-ton, Jan. 3. President Wil
son, it was declared today within the
circle of the mild reservation sena
tors, is determines to make the peace
treaty and tne league of nations a
This conclusion was predicated on
the , unexpected message from the
White House communicated yesterday
through Senator Hitchcock, that the
president Is opposed to the reserva
tion tv article 14. This was wholly
unexpected, because It was understood
that only three reservations were in
volved la Ue proposed compromise
between the republican and demo
cratic sides of the senate.
The three disputed reservations
were the preamble of the Lodge res
ervations and the reservations to ar
ticle 10 and the Shantung provision.
Plains Declared Defeated.
The objection to article 14, it was
admitted today, makes an agreement
practically impossible, thereby defeat
ing efforts to ratify and forcing the
treaty Into the presidential campaign.
Article 14 relates to the voting power
of members in the assembly of the
league of nations, giving Great Brit
ain and her colonies six votes.
The reservation attached to that ar
ticle by the senate, and to which the
president objects. Is intended to equal
ize the voting power on matters af
fecting the United States. The reser
vation reads: ..... -
"That the United States assumes no
obligation to be bound by any elec
tion, decision or finding of the coun
cil or assemblv in which any member
of its self-governing dominions, col
onies or parts of empire, in the ag
gregate, have had more than one
vote; or in case of any dispute be
tween the United States and any mem
ber in which such member, or any
self-governing dominion, colony, em
pire or part of empire, united with it
politically, shall have voted."
Treaty' End Threatened.
It was only by the adoption of this
reservation that the Johnson amend
ment to the same article was defeated.
Without promise of the reservation
heretofore quoted the Johnson amend
ment would have carried by five or
six votes.- The authors of the reser
vation were not so much concerned
about article 14. but offered It as the
only means of defeating an amend
ment which would have compelled the
resubmission of the treaty.
By the adoption of this reservation
the most determined opposition to the
league covenant was overcome. Much
of the opposition from Irish sources
and from the rabidly anti-British ele
ments was overcome. To eliminate or
weaken this reservation would only
assure the complete demise of the
treaty, it was said today. Not all
those who supported It are keen about
it, but view it as a necessary ex
Lloyd George'a Hand Seen.
A recent speech by Lloyd George is
said to have started the opposition
Until he spoke, Canada and other
British, colonies which are affected
(Concluded on Page 7. Column 1.)
TOPICS IN THE RECENT
VENUE CHANGE AGAIN
GRANTED TO 11 REDS
PLACE OR DATE OF TRIAti XOT
YET DESIGNATED, HOWEVER.
Judge Wilson at Montesano Heed's
Petition of Vanderveer De
cision Promised Wednesday.
MONTESANO, Wash., Jan. 3. (Spe
cial.) Judge John Wilson today
granted the petition . of George F.
Vanderveer. attorney for the 11 men
accused of the murder of four ex
service men during the Armistice day
parade at Centralia, for a second
change of venue, but did not fix the
place where the trial will be held or
the date. Judge Wilson announced
later that the trial would be held
either in Olympia or Tacoma. It is
believed the trial date will be Feb
ruary 9. as that would give time for
the drawing of a jury In the county
for which the trial Is set.
The announcement of Judge Wil
son's decision as to place and time
will be made at a hearing to be held
a a- .
. munitBano Tiext Wednesday at 2:30
o'clock. Vanderveer asked the court
to fix upon Tacoma. He said he
would rather have the trial in Monte
sano than In Olympia.
In announcing his. decision. Judge
Wilson stated that it was a difficult
and Important decision, and he viewed
this case In a different light from anv
mat had occurred in the state of
Washinsrton Tt -
nly to the defense
munityand the state as well. While
nany or the allegations made by Van
lerveer. attorney for the defendants,
n his affidavit
venue, had been met and contradicted,
still, conditions existed in Montesano
that would not currant rr ,
case in this country. Judge Wilson
u m: ilea.
Both the defense nnA tv, t.tA
mit. said the court, that halls must
be obtained to house witnesses and
urors. I'ollce protection also is lack
ng. Neither the rfef r,ny ,v,
prosecution. Judge Wilson said, had
any right to say where the case is to
be tried. Before mawino- .ir.i,inn
desired to Investigate various Iocali-
;es ror noiding the trial.
Vanderveer fAvnrpH tinMint. u
trial In Pierce county, stating that he
would be satisfied and would make
no complaint as to anything that
might happen there. VnndprvA.! ut.n
declared th.it the sentiment was
worse in some other southwest Wash
ington counties than in Grays Har
bor. GOLD PRODUCTION FALLS
Value of 1919 Output Placd at
WASHINGTON. Jan. 3. Gold pro
duction In the United States during
1918 was less by 110,157.000 than the
1918 output, according to the state
ment tonight by the bureau of the
mint. In 1919 there were 2,829.395
fine ounces of gold, valued at $5S,
488.800, produced in the country.
California led in gold production
with 840,758 ounces, Colorado kai
next with 470.998 ounces, and Alaska
third with 437.131.
Silver production in 1919 amounted
to 55.2S5.106 ounces, valued at 161,
966.412. representing a reduction of
12.524.943 ounces compared with the
1918 output. Montana led with 14.940..
527 ounces, Utah second wijh 11.906.
152, and Nevada third with 7,312.454.
HEROES TO BE SOUGHT
Daniels CaUs on Navy to Report All
Acts of 'Bravery in War.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. Secretary
Daniels issued a call to the entire
naval service tonight designed to
bring out full information as to acts
of heroism or distinctive service by
officers or men during the war which
would Justify the awarding of dec
orations. The call was in the form
of an "all-navy" message, to be dis
played at all stations and on all ships.
It calls attention to the fact that
the board of awards of medals is to
be reconvened January 5 and asks all
persons in the service to send full
statements "regarding any service in
volving courage or distinction ren
dered in the world war that such
service may be properly recognized."
WILSON WILL NOT1
BUY CUBAN SUGAR
Power Conferred by Law
Not to Be Used.
SUPPLY IS HELD SUFFICIENT
Figures on Coming Crops in
Other Quarters Given.
CONTROL NOW IMPOSSIBLE
Island Products In Many Hands
and Purchase and Distribution
Would Be Difficult.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. President
Wilson hasi decided not to exercise
powers conferred In the McNary sugar
control bill authorising purchase and
distribution of the Cuban sugar crop,
according to a statement issued to
night at the White House.
The statement said the president
had decided on the basis of facts
presented for his consideration and
the recommendation of the sugar
equalization board that this power
should not be exercised.
In a long statement announcing th
president's decision, the declaration
is made that apparently the available
sugar supply is sufficient for Ameri
can needs, "even on the present un
necessarily large basis of consump
tion," and notice is given that the
power of price control through the
licensing system, authorized by the
bill, will be invoked If necessary in
co-operation with the department of
justice. Figures attached show that
the estimated 1919 consumption In the
United States was slightly more than
4.500,000 tons, of which normally only
1.000,000 tons was domestic produc
tion. Cuban Crop Larsc One. .
As the Cuban crop Is unusually
large, 4,800,000 tons, of which the
allies, however, because of limited
purchasing power, will take only
about 1,250,000 tons, and as th estl-
"int.r.1LHl'iliriihi ila'H'UMnn 1 Ha-
waian and Porto Rican productlX.
will reach 2,000,000 tons, the taj
meut foresees a sufficient supply for
The American per capita consump
tion of sugar, the statement said, had
risen from 35 pounds In 1866 to an
average of 85 pounds during- the 1914
1918 period and to 92 pounds for 1919.
When the question, of purchasing
the Cuban crop first came up in Aug
ust only one member of the sugar
board dissented from ther conclusion
that the Cuban crop should not be
purchased unless the board's powers
of control were made effective, 'xe
quiring congressional action, wi
statement said. The president had
readied no conclusion when he was
taken ill during his western trip.
Conditlona Have Changed.
Early in October the sugar board
recommended to a senate committee
the purchase of the 1920 Cuban crop,
the board then feeling that its con
tracts with both producers and re
finers could be renewed. Congress
did not act, the statement adds, until
Conditions have so changed that
the members of the board feel that
action by it under the McNary act
does not offer a way to securing a
regular supply at a reasonable price,
the statement said. There is no con
tract with western beet sugar or
Louisiana cane producers for the
1920 crop, and by October 15 the con
trol of the board applied only to the
remainder of the Cuban 1919 crop, the
"One of the elements which helped
materially to make the board's action
on the 1919 crop effective no longer
Concluded on Page 2, Column 2.)