* ASSOCIATED ®
© PRESS &
• DISPATCHES ®
LANDLORDS BE HIS
Real Estate Men Against Gov.
ernment Regulation of Res-!
idence Rentals in All Parts
of District of Columbia.
HA.VE BEEN MADE
War Has Been Raging Some
Time and President Has!
Taken|Hand —Tenants and !
Landlords Can’t Agree. |
tßy the Preaai
Washington, Jan. B.—President Cool-1
idge at the November election was given ]
a four-year extension of his lease on the
White House, but nevertheless he is hav- 1
ing plenty of trouble these days with
By initiating steps to bring about per
manent government regulation of resi- ,
dence rentals in the District of Columbia.
Sir. Ccolidge has brought down upon his *
head the wrath of Washington real es
tate men. J
Developments which of late have
threatened to crowd from front pages of :
Washington newspapers discussion of the
French debt question, the postal pay bill '
and the state of the navy, represent, how- 1
ever, only a new phase in a merry little
war that has been going on for several 1
years between Washington landlords and ,
The contest developed during the fall
to the point of near riots at public meet- i
ings held by the Tenants' League. Mem
bers of the league accused real estate
men of hiring agents to break up their
meetings, and owners of rental proper- ,
ties charged the league with "bolshevist '
President Coolidge entered the lists .
about two' weeks ago on the side of the (
tenants, by requesting Richard Whaley, ,
chairman of the District, of Columbia
rent commission, to draw up a reguln- ,
tory bill based on the police power of j
the federal government to maintain san
itary and moral conditions in the Dis- .
When Mr. Whaley completed his bill ,
th<t President' sent it to Congress with- ,
out passing on its merits, but with) the ,
rrf&*M“*Hrat It be- *ivon Serious eOmdd <
oration. The bill would create a per- .
manent commission to regulate rentals .
and would provide that rentals charged
in excess of those established by the com- 1
mission would subject the owner to either
a line or imprisonment or both.
The bill has produced an effect on real 1
estate men comparable to the bul land |
the red flag. They have placed half *
page ads. in newspapers proclaiming the
legislation “ a radical assault on the
fundmental rights” of property owners. 1
The I’resident finally consented to a 1
conference with representatives of local
interests and with I.ee Thompson Smith,
of New York, president of the Building j
Owners and Managers Association. Mr. 1
Smith, after his conference, gave out a
statement that the I’resident had told '
him he was not convinced that legisla
tion was necessary, and that he was not
familiar with the pending bill. ‘
This statement met with a response '
from the White House that the Presi
dent stood where he always had stood,
and that no real estate men interested in '
defeating the legislation! wfldM be grant
ed a conference.
ASSAULT MADE ON DIAL BY
DEMOCRATS HEADS IN SENATE
Withdraws Address Made Saturday '
Attacking Party. Robinson is Vitriolic.
Washington, Jan. 7.—Bitterly assail
ed in the open senate by leaders of his 1
party, Senator Dial, Democrat, South
Carolina, finally withdrew today from
tl|e permanent record Ilia address of
last Saturday blaming Democratic
members of Congress for the party’s de
feat last November.
Thus was closed one incident in the
row which began on the Democratic
side lute last month with the delivery by
Senator Bruce. Democrat, Maryland, of
an address of import .similar to that by
Senator Dial. The Maryland senator,
too, has been the object of open assaults
by the regularly constituted lenders
among the Democrats, but his address
still stands the record.
Renewal of the verbal warfare to
day came with a request from Senator
Dial to withdraw portions of the ad
dress in which he said the Democratic
party had lost the election because it
deserved to lose it and charged political
sabotage by some party leaders.
Interrupting to say that if Senator
Dial, after reviewing wtiat he had said
on Saturday, desired to express a frank
apology to his Democratic colleagues
they would meet him “with pleasure.”
Senator Robinson, of Arkansas, the
minority leader, said the senator would
have to withdraw all of the address be
cause it appeared “to have been a de
liberate affront to his co'leages and a
befouling of his own nest, a discrediting
of the constituency that honored him by
Gaa Explosion Injures Fifteen.
(By the Associated Press.!
Cincinnati, 0., Jan. B.—More than fif
teen workmen were injured, and damage
estimated at SIO,OOO was enuaed, when
the leaking gas in a main off-tank explod
ed in the East End plant of the Union
Gas & Electric Co. today. The explos
ion caused terror not only among the
one hundred or more workers, but also
among the thousands of residents. Win
dows were broken in hundreds of homes. J
The building industry employs nearly
one-fpurth of all the skilled and unskill
ed labor in the United States.
The Concord Daily Tribune
WILL SEEK 10.000 NEW
SUNDAY SCHOOL PUPILS
Western North Carolina Methodist Con
ference Sets Goal For the Year'.
Salisbury, Jan. 7.—Ten thousand
new Sunday school pupils during the
year is the goal set for tile churches
of the Western North Carolina Meth
odist. conference by the workers' council
of the conference Sunday school officials
Iwho met in annual session at first
church hero. The object of the meeting
was to outline the work for the year
and set up goals towards which to
| work. The plnDs show advances pro
j posed aong n number of lines of en
deavor. All the presiding elders of the
conference except Dr. T. F. Mnrr. who
is i I. were present at the meeting, also
the district Sunday school superin
tendents and employed workers of the
Sunday school board. D. E. Henderson,
jof Charlotte, president of the board,
| called the meeting and turned it over to
|O. V. Woosel.v, conference snperin-
' Report showed that during t'he past
(year 1(12 pastors took one or more units
■in the standard training school conduct
ed. This conference leads the south in
this matter of pastors taking up the
practical Sunday school training. There
were nineteen of these standard train
-1 ing schools conducted during the year—
I more than were conducted by any other
conference in Southern Methodism.
Plans were made for 24 schools during
the present year.
The beard decided to co-operate in
the campaign of evangelism ns outlined
by the general Sunday school board, and
a'so to put money in the pastors’ sum
mer school at Duke university,
i Resolutions of thanks were drafted to
J. B. Duke for his munificent gifts for
religious and charitable purposes.
Officials of the First Methodist
church last night began plans for the
entertainment of 600 young people who
will be here in June to attend the an
nual Epworth league conference.
THREE CRUSHED TO rifeATH
UNDER SOUTHERN TRAIN
Trio of Young Men Killed on Track
Near Asheville—Bodies Torn Into
Asheville. Jan. 7.—Three Chicago
youths, who left their homes for a
pleasure nnd. adventure trip to Ashe
ville, were killed by a Southern railway
freight train at Skyland, four miles
south of this city, early this afternoon,
when they are believed to have fallen be
neath the moving train as a “rod” on
which they were “beating” their way
The youths, according to ns complete
identification as could be obtained by
The Asheville Citizen, were Daniel
Bain, son of Mrs. Daniel Bain, 331
North Homan avenue; Frank Burritt.
,2466 Wariiiugtnn Bou'evard. and a
third hoy known as f ‘trlSli.’’ "Bfiia tens
18 years of age nnd his companions are
believed to have been about the same
Asheville. Jan 7. —Death in ghastly
form overtook a trio of young men. all
apparently aboue 18 or 20 years of age,
on the Southern railroad track near
The horribly mangled bodies were
found along the right of way about 2
o'clock this afternoon. They had been
dead two or three hours, it is believed.
All three of the bodies had been be
headed. The mnltilated corpses were
scattered for a distance of 200 yards
along the tracks.
There was not a piece of either body
larger than the size of a man's arm.
Three blood stained caps, worn by
the unfortunate young men. were found
close together. A trade mark inside one
caps bore the tinme, Joe Fiddler, Ash
land Avenue, Chicago, 111.
AUTO ACCIDENTS COST
SIX HUNDRED MILLION
Even This Figure Does Not Represent
the Full Annual Loss as Result of
Chicago, Jan. 7. —Automobile acci
dents annually cost more than $600,000,-
000, according to Richard E. Kropf, su
preme regent of the Royal Arcanum, in
a safety address here. This conservative
estimate is based on the usual $5,000
for each human life lost and $175 as an
average of each case of personal injury.
Added to this is an average property loss
of SSO in each case.
“This general approximation is natur
ally far from complete,” said Mr. Kropf,
head of the Royal Arcanum’s accident
prevention campaign among its 1.300
councils in the United States and Can
ada. “All the best fenders, smashed tail
lights and other minor car injuries can
never be estimated any more than can
the value of eye glasses, clothing and
other property belonging to the injured.
“The economic loss in time from the
700,000 automobile accidents in which
personal injuries occurred cannot be com
puted. The figures used in estimating
the cost of the 22,600 fatalities of the
past year and 678.000 non-fatnl accidents
can only indicate vaguely the terrible
cost in dollars and cents to America for
lethal traffic conditions brought about by
“Even accident figures arc incomplete
due to statistical classification which
place collisions between motor cars and
locomotives, electric and street cars
among the railroad accidents. Then
again, hundreds of accidents are never
reported to any source which permits
them to be classified. Exact knowledge
on all automobile accidents would un
doubtedly swell the total into billions.”
Senate Still Working on Muscle Shoals.
(By the Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan. B.—The Senate pro
ceeded with the Muscle Shoals program
today under a voting agreement that
should clear the way for an early end
of the long fight over the question. The
agreement reached suddenly late yester
day called for a vote by 4 p. m. on sub
stituting the Underwood leasing bill for
the Norris government operation mea
Telephone development in Canada
datep from the year 1880, when the first
company in the Dominion was incorpo
rated by act of parliament."
CONCORD, N. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1925
> Obenchain Weds Again 1
■*]The one tnan in a million" has married again Ralph R Obenchain; who 1
won that “title" because of the defense of his divorced wife. Madalyime I
Connor Ohenchaln. tn Jier three trials for the murder of J Helton Ken-| • <
nedy In Los Angeles a few years ago. has married Miss Mabel Schmitz. 1
$L of Evanston. 11l Obenchain is a lawyer and theater manager at '
Evanston. * • i
THIRD ANNUAL RACE |
RELATIONS SUNDAY 1
February - 8(h so Designated by Federal
Council of Churches—Universal Ob
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. B.—The Federal
Council of Churches through its commis
sion on the church and race relations,
lms designated February Bth as Race Re
lations Sunday, and is asking that the!
churches of America dedicate it to the I
promotion of mutual understanding and .
goodwill between the races. Sermons i
and addresses on race rflatiousr studies-*
of negro achievement, poetry nnd mu-;
sic, and the singing of negro spirituals 1
are some of the suggestions offered for'
the observance of the day. The com
mission has prepared a twelve-page pam
phlet suggesting programes, themes and
hymns appropriate to the occasion, copies
of which may be had from the Federal
Council of Churches, 105 East 22nd |
Street. New York.
Race Relations Sunday was first oh-1
served in 11123 and more widely in 1024. j
It is expected that the third observance
of the day in both white and colored
churches will be more general than ever 1
CHARGE BY BURGLARS
LEADS TO TWO ARRESTS |
Burglars Declare They Were Promised
$5,000 to Blow Safe, and Got Only
illy the Associnted Press.)
New York, .Tail. B.—Finding only $750
instead of an allegedly promised $5,000
in a safe, two self-confessed burglars;
made a complaint against the two pro
prietors of a jewelry store which the bur
glars said they were hired to rob. In
consequence I’eter B. Oliver, United
States bankruptcy referee, ordered the
arrests of the jewelers, Israel Marmor
stein and Dominic Lucliesi, yesterday.
The jewelers were taken to the Tombs
prison and will be arrainged today be
fore a United States commissioner. The
burglars, John Donahue and David
Plummar, told the referee that the jewel
ers who failed two weeks ago, had prom
ised them to place $5,000 in a safe as
their reward for the robbery which took
place in December.
1 GOV. BINGHAM RESIGNS;
IS NOW U. 8. SENATOR
Resigned Governorship After Being In
Office Less Than 24 Hours.
(By the Associated Press.)
Hartford, Conn., Jan. B.—Governor
Hiram Bingham resigned this morning,
less than twenty-four hours after his in
, aguration yesterday, and was sworn in
[as United States Senator. He handed
. his resignation to the secretary of state
’ at 10 o’clock, and a moment later Lieu
, tenant Governor John H. Trumbull was
, sworn in as Connectieutt’s chief execu
May Be From Nashville.
(By the Associated Press.)
s Nashville. Tenn., Jan. 8, —The wife of
! Johnnie Bell, of Nashville, whose name
. was found on a check on the body of one
, of the three men killed by a train near
[ Asheville, said today that her husband
left home Tuesday to visit relatives in
Memphis, and she had not heard from
him since. She fears one of the young
men killed was her husband. Bell left
■ home with a book of blank checks on a
Nashville bank, which he is-oaid to have
- used as a note book.
Jackson Day Observed.
I New Orleans, La., Jan. B.—The one!
i hundred and tenth anniversary of the bat- '
- tie of New Orleans was observed as a
- holiday today in'this city and throughout
r the State of Loiusiana. The battle was
- fought on Chalmctte Feld, January 8,
1815, and was the last battle between
England and the United States. The
1 American forces were led by General
1 Andrew Jackson and one result of his
' victory over the British was his election
* a« President of the United States. |
! THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady at Advance of 12 to 17 |
Points in Response to Steady Liverpool t
IBy tbc Associated Press.) |
New Yyrk, Jan. B.—The cotton mar- f
ket opened steady today at an advance of 1
12 to 17 points in response to relatively
steady Liverpool eahles and favorable re- i
i ports on the Manchester cotton goods t
| trade. 1
f Covering and sonic trade buying on the (
j opening udvqwe cagjjhvi Mny up to 24.23, *
or 24 points above the to-' level of yes
; terday. Realizing with local and south- j 1
■ ern selling-choked the upturn at this fig !
lire, and caused reactions of 6 or 7j -
points from the best, but trading was |,
comparatively quiet and prices were j
steady at the end of the first hour. 1
Opening prices were: Jaminr.v 23.65; *
March 28.90; May 24.21; July 24.38; 1
| October 23.85.
j DEAD CHICAGO YOUTHS
ON SEARCH OF ADVENTURE 1
! Took Earnings Made During Christmas j
| Holidays and Came to the South. ‘
(By the Associated Press.)
Chicago, Jan. 8. —Daniel Bain, Jr.. 1
I Frank Burwitz and Win. Quin, the Chi- 1
cago youths killed at Skyland. X. C.,
yesterday while riding the rods of a
freight train, had worked in a Chicago ;
department store during the Christmas ;
holidays and then taken their earnings
and gone adventuring in the South. Plans
were being made today for some member
iof one of the families to go to Asheville, J
X. 0., to claim the bodies.
The Bain’s boy father is employed in
the two mile Crib in Lake Michigan. The
three had worked together, then had de
eded to travel hobo fashion, despite the
objections- of their families.
With Otir Advertisers.
The January Clearance Sale at Fish
er's will start Saturday, January 10th.
Seasonable goods are never carried over
in this store, and you will have an oppor
tunity to get some big bargains.
Dry cleaning and tailoring at M. R.
Howard's Filling Station wants to
dean your car for you.
See list of valuable real estate for sale
by John K. Patterson ft Co.
Grueii Watches from $25 up at W. C.
Correll Jewelry Co.
Benjamin Moores Sani-Flat paints at
Yorke & Wadsworth Co.’s.
The 1925 Christmas Club of the Cit
izens Bank and Trust Company is 6tiU
In view of the increasing extent to
which women are taking part in com
mercial life in Britain, it has been de
cided to introduce a bill in parliament
making them elegible to positionw as
| SPECIAL COURSES IN READ- |
ING FOR CHILDREN
| Miss Ethel M. King, of Queen’s
! College faculty, Charlotte, is offer-
I ing Special Courses, beginning
I | January 12th, for children from I j
j | nine to 12 years of age, in
I READING, !
Albo Courses Offered in
' EXPRESSION, ORATORY
' j Will Take Only a Limited Number
I Register at Y. M. C. A. Before §
I w- k " ,1 *i"* u ■ -mmtsnM
WORK OF THE STSTE
WITH SESSION TODAV
General Assembly Plunged
Into Its Business Program
as Soon as It Convened
2 HOUSES NAMED
Resolution Invites Governor
Morrison to Address Joint
Session Before He Retires
(By tbc AHBorlateil Press.A
Raleigh, Jan. B.—Plunging into its bus
iness program immediately upon conven
ing this morning, tile General Assembly
began to dispose of routine nffurs. In
the House a resolution was adopted and '
sent to the Senate inviting Governor
Cameron Morrison to address a joint ses
sion, but did not fix the time.
In the Senate the appointments of j
Lieut.-Governor-elect .T. Elmer Long, of
standing committees were read by Lieut.
Governor W. 11. Cooper. Speaker Pharr '
in the house, also announced Iris commit- ;
Governor to Make Address.
Raleigh, Jan. 8 (By the Associated
Press). —Governor Cameron Morrison will
address the general assembly in joint
session tomorrow at noon. Announcing
his decision to accept the invitation ex- :
tended him in joint resolution passed to
day, the governor stated he had not 1
meant to convey the impression that he
would not address the general assembly i
at all before retiring from office, but that 1
he would not make any recommenda
“What I shall say,” he stated today,
“will be substantially howdy and good- l
bye. As far as making recommenda
tions are concerned, I do not feel I should '
do that. I sbal esteem it a pleasure <
to appear before the general assembly
for a little heart to heart talk —a sort of
love feast before I retire from office.”
A joint resolution inviting the gover- I
nor to appear tomorrow at noon was in
troduced in. the House of Representatives
by Representative Graham, of Orange
county. It passed unanimously and was
sent to the Senate for Concurrence.
Both (tic Senate and Hmuvs commit
tees were announced today. Each
branch recessed shortly after noon until
11 o’clock tomorrow morning.
Senators Gaston, of Gaston county.
Burgwyn, and Grady, were sworn in this
morning. In addition Senator Burgwyn
took the oath of office as President pro
tein of the Senate.
Complimentary to Governor-elect Mc-
Lean, Senator Johnson, of Robeson coun
ty, introduced a resolution making Jan
uary 14tli a legal holiday in that county.
Following a short recess just before
noon, Lieut.-Gov. Cooper turned over the
Senate gavel to the new President pro-5
tem, Senator Burgwyn. He will preside
until the inauguration of Lieut. Gov.-
elect Long on January 14th.
Representative Townsend presented the
report of the committe on rules to the
House. The reported rule against em
ployment of newspaper men as clerks was
not contained in the report.
The rules, with one or two minor ex
ceptions, arc substantially those used in
special session in August. Two addi
tional committees were provided for, viz:
a committe on comeinerce and a commit
tee on public welfare. To the former
the proposed bill for creation of a De
partment ot Commerce would be referred
if introduced at this session.
Representative Poole, of Hoke county,
introduced a resolution which is designed
to prohibit the teaching of the Darwinian
theory of the evolution of man in the pub
lic schools of the state. It was referred
to the committe on education.
Miss Julia Alexander, representative
from Mecklenburg, and the only woman
in the assembly, introduced her first bill.
It provides for the erection on capitol
square of a monument to the late Chief
Justice Walter Clark, and calls for a pub
lic memorial service for him at a joint
public session of the House and Senate.
Representaive Dellinger, of Gaston'
county, introduced a proposed amend
ment to the constitution increasing the
pay of legislators to st>oo a year, with
S2OO compensation for extra sessions.
Revival to Begin Sunday in Gastonia.
Gastonia, Jan. B.—A city and county
wide evangelical revival will begin in
Gastonia on Sunday. February 7st, it has
■been announced. The campaign will be
sponored by the local ministerial a se
Rev. George T. Stephens, a native of
Toronto Canada, and well knows in the
South, will have charge of the services.
All plans for the spreading of the serv
ices throughout the county have been
eomleted and there will be a union head
quarters in one of the downtown local
Discuss Law Enfrocement With Presi
IPv tie Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. B.—Law enforce
ment was discussed today around the
j White House breakfast table. The Pres
| ident’s guests were Judge Elbert H. Gary,
: John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and other mein
, bers of a special committee representing
‘ the National Citizens Committe of One
Thousand On Law Enforcement, which
| yesterday in New York closed its annual
meeting with the adoption of resolutions
for presentation to the President and
the govewiors of the various states.
P In the value of its cash assets and
[ the volume of its transactions the insur-
I ance business is the second largest in
' dustry in tbe United States.
Miss Wilson >
This Is the latest portrait of Mar
garet Wilson, daughter of the lat«
President Woodrow Wilson. Shi
makes bar home in Washington 1
MILLIONAIRE BOOSTS 1
SOUTHERNER’S BOOK 1
Places Copy in Every Public Library in i
the South. i
Nashville. Tenn., Jan. B.—-Dr. AY. D.
Weatherford, president of the Y. M. C. A.,
South College, this city, has been ad- 1
vised that his new book, “The Negro i
From Africa to America,” has been
placed in every public library in the j
South by Julius Rosenwald. Chicago mil-1,
lionaire philanthropist. Mr. Rosenwald j
has long been interested in the race is
sue in the South and is donnating three
hundred copies of Dr. Weatherford's ,
book to Southern communities in the be
lief that it has a real contribution to ,
make toward the right solution of this
The new book is an encyclopedic vol
ume of five hundred pages, dealing at
length with the Negro’s African back
ground, the horror of the slave trade,
the best and the worst aspects of slav
ery, the progress of the race since eman
cipation, nnd the various agencies for
interracial understanding. The author
puts forward no ultimate theory, of race
relations, but holds that just and friend
ly attitudes between the races today is
the surest guarantee of future peace and
SALISBURY WOMAN ADMIRES
BABY AND LO! IT IS HERS '
Mrs. flirisiy, of SShisbnry. New Has
Baby She Saw on the Train.
Wilson, Jan. 7.—“ What a pretty!
baby,” said Mrs. J. J. Christy, of Solis-j
bury, to an attractive young woman on |
the train running between Rocky Mount j.
and Fayetteville late Tuesday night.
“Do you like it?” asked the young
‘“1 do,” replied Mrs. Christy.
“Then, you may have if,” emphasized
the supposed mother, who reached into
the suit case and gave Mrs. Christy some
clothing for the infant.
Mrs. Christy accepted the child and
got off at Wilson, while the young woman
continued on her journey, without giving
her name, -the child's name or any other
In order to avoid any litigation or fur
ther trouble over the posession of the
baby. Mrs. Christ? secured the names of
several of the passengers who witnessed
the transaction, and states that she will
keep the child at all cost.
WOMEN STAGE A FIGHT
IN HOTEL OVER A MAN
Wife Meets Husband and Sweetheart Ac
cidentally and Trouble Was Started.
Greensboro, Jan. 7.—A cave woman
fight between two women for the pos
session of one man, which took place
in a hotel hero, resulted in the man
skipping out. one woman being a de
fendant in municipal court and the other
putting up bond in the shape of her
automobile for the man who left.
A wife and sweetheart were the ones
who fought for the man, W. L. Bowers,
of Roanoke, Va., who came here with
Margaret Evans, police say. and regis
tered at a hotel as man and wife. By
a strange quirk of fate, his wife, from
whom he bad been separated, met them
at the hotel and the fight began. Cases
against the Evans woman charged with
assault and violation of the hotel laws,
were continued. Mrs. Bowers put up
her automobile for her husband's apper
auee and he has gone.
MEANS CASE CONTINUED
AT REQUEST OF COUNSEL
Judge Lindley Continues Case Until Mon
day So Lawyer Can Prepare His Case.
(By the «M»clatrl Press.)
New York, Jan. B.—The trial of Gas
ton B. Means, Tlios. B. Felder and El
mer W. .Tarnecke on charges of conspir
acy to obstruct justice while was to have
begun in Federal court today, was unex-1
pectedly adjourned to Monday when |
Counsel for Means told Judge Lindley
that he required more time to prepare the
Order of DeMolay to Meet in Gastonia.
Gastonia, Jan. B.—Plans are now un
derway for Gastonia to be host to the
• first state meet of the Order of DeMolay,
: junior Masonic order throughout the en
- tire world, in the early part of March,
, next. Officials of the local lodge of the
- senior Masons and the junior Masons are
I making efforts to have the state meet'
? held here, and hope to have a large at
i tendance from throughout North Caro
i The Gastonia lodge of the Order of
1 DeMolay was organized on January 10,
1024. It now has seventy members, it
was stated. It is understood that the
1 ■ Charlotte lodge will assist the Gastonia
- lodge in getting the state meet which.
- would last for two or three days, ac-l
cording to present plans. ,
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a NO. 7
5-53 fUTIO. SEC.
OF NAVI DECLARES
Secretary Wilbur Says Gun
Elevation Program Cannot
Be Carried Out Because of
Lack of | Money Now.
BE MADE SOON
And As Soon As Changes
Are Made to Some Ships
the Navy Will Not Be Be
low 5-5-3 Ratio, He States.
V y the Associated Press.)
Washington. D„ C., Jan. 8. —Although
he declared the Navy Department want
ed a navy that would accord with the
5-5-3 ratio all down the line, Secretary
Wilbur told the House naval committee
today that because of the administra
tion's economy policy he would not rec
ommend a gun elevation program or en
dorse a pending $70,000,000 bill for new *
Reaffirming his previous statements be
fore a House appropriation committee,
Mr. Wilbur declared it was the policy of
his department to apply treaty ratio to
auxiliaries as well as to capital ships, so
j that the navy ns a whole would be the
'equal of that of Great Britain and pro-
I portionately stronger in every class than
that of Japan.
With the completion of certain repairs
on the battleship Florida, he said, the
battle fleet itself would be in first class
condition. The Florida, he added, would
be put in condition as soon as the money
is available. On that basis, he asserted,
there was no ground for alarm that the
navy was falling below the 5-5-3 ratio.
In a letter signed by him and presented
to the committee at the same time, he
said he could make no recommendation on
the bill proposing expenditure of $6,-
500,000 for modernization, as it would
be in conflict with President Coolhlge's
Would Not Violate Treaty.
Washington. I). C., Jan. B.—Secretary
Hughes in a letter rend today to the
House naval committee, took the position
that the elevation of guns on American
capital ships would uoi -.otate rite turn*
treaty, aitheugh it might have the •un
fortunate ■ fft-ct jNEIsLiEiiL-tgi
The Inter also recited shat vfbite ' ■
Britain hail taken the view that the- fit.
[(orations proposed w-iiiWlNfehWro'‘
of the treaty, Japan took the opposite
JOHN SNOOK NEW WARDEN
AT THE ATLANTA PRISON
Formal Announcement of His Apoint
meiit Made By Attorney General Stone.
(By the AMMOdated Preas)
Washington. Jan. B.—Formal an
nouncement of the appointment of John
Snook, warden of Idaho state penitenti
ary, as warden of the Atlanta Federal
prison, was announced today by Attor
Mr. Snook will take office January 20.
It is expected he will have the full staff
of the prison selected by that date.
American Oratory Finds Favor Among
(By the Amoemted Proas)
Rio De Janeiro, Jan. B.—A local
newspaper has published some sarcastic
comments on -public speaking in Brazil,
contrasting the lucidity and directness
of certain public speakers of North
America to the wandering vagueness,
under similar conditions, of well-known
The writer says that in Brazil the
public orator as a rule, has no idea of
time or progress. In order to tell a
simple fact he piles up adjectives, brings
rows of verbs into line, creates confus
ion by abusing the use of details,
metaphors and imagery. And this not
being enough, he makes his voice quaver
in older that the phrase and the speech
Bay State Governor Inducted.
Boston, Mass., Jan, B.—Alvan T. Ful
ler, for the past two years lieutenant gov
ernor of Massachusetts, was today in
xalled in the governor, to which office he
was elected in November to succeed
('banning H. Cox. The inauguration
was one of the most brilliant seen here
in recent years. The ceremonies took
place in tbe hall of the House of Repre
sentatives in the presence of a gathering
that filled the chamber to its capacity.
Following the administration of the oath
of office Governor Fuller delivered his
inaugural address, outlining the policies
of his administration. The new gover
j nor was escorted by the first corps cadets,
which has served as the governor's es
-1 cort on ceremonial occasions since 1741.
The worst thing about winter is it
doesn’t come in summer.
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