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\o. 5374 1 s-gs-agasjayj; Washington. t>. c.. Saturday, july 23? 1921.-sixteen pa^? one cent
Lack of Co-Ordination
And Waste. .
CAPITAL AND LABOR
Linked with the
NEW YORK. July Si?A loss at
$ 001,090,060 a year in wages
An annnal loss of $120,000,000 due
A loss of $1,000,000,000 through
duplication of estimates and designs
and duplication in bidd insSuch
are the conclusions reached
by * comprehensive surrey of the
building industry of the United
State?, which rank second amonjr
the industries of the nation. It is
announced is a report just issued
by tbe committee on elimination of
*Mte in industry of the American
Kociaeerlaf Council, appointed by
The investigation just completed
by this committee is believed to be
the most comprehensive that evjr
has been made into the building industry.
It covered the entire country.
but said special attention to
such cities as New York. Boston.
Philadelphia. Haitimore, Chicago,
Cleveland. Atlanta and San Francisco.
Part of Sta-PaM Iaqatry.
The industry Into the building
industry was part of a national inMUiry
conducted by the committer,
which, as its name implies, has for
its purpose the elimination of
waste in industry. J. Park Shanning,
of New York, is chairman of
the committee, and Lew Wallace,
of Washington, is vice chairman.
The idea originated in the mind of
Herbert Hoover, who recently retired
from the presidency of the
American Engineering Council. It
embraced si* leading industries.
The building investigation was under
the direction .-of Sanford R
Thomoson. of Boston, who had at
*is disposal a large force of fleil
The .building industry, including
?il trades and common labor incidental
ttt it. ranks second among the
industries and contributes more
than $>00,000,000 a year to the
wealth of the nation. Averages for
the la?t stx years show that J2 per
*nt of the activities of the Inlus,rY
are devoted to the construction
of residential building, 18 per cent
to industrial building and the remaining
percentages to "miscellaneaus
construction." The industry
employs during a single year some
J000.900 mechanics and laborers.
The building trade workman."
ays the report. "Is busy on the average
about ISO days in the year.
or two-thirds of his time. A few
contractors, individually or assorted.
ajjp attacking this problem
with effective results. The public
also mast be educated to the need
of a sensible distribution through
the year of Its construction demand,
and requirements. Idleness, however.
is not due entirely to seasonal
demands: strikes and lockouts are
PW?r Management a Farter.
"Haphazard management In planning
and controlling work and lack
of standards, which often double the
, ' co,t- char?cterixe most construction
undertakings. Here again
1. recognizing the
aaste in money and man power, are
adopt'"* methods that approach
?.?? 'actory management.
1 nlon regulations In the past
thro.,.sPr^UC*d enormo<>s losses
ti ^ ?r ln<,ir*? restriction
Of output. Workmen and contractor,,
however, are beginning to
*r?Pre? tha* reduced output reSems!eVt,r"n"dm,S
?4aIn. *?,m? """'ruction trades acsiolreaJr"w"up
to ,o p'r
. .. ?.? labor costs In addition
ergv ThT*" ,OM ?f ,,v" an<J enfrom
in,nr.r"m*e ,OM """Puted
ance statistic* is about
p ."T1" labor cost Here
H po?irb^ ,oCCn,raCt0n' have found
half A CUt ,thelr acc,dents in
naif through special efforts
work^'n r?^."?J5fratl?n b<tween the
workmen and the employers is an
absolute essential Thi?
tion most be atoned ?e?o
approach the eltmination Ir fA*"
difficulties. Such cono^t|'
yer. is impossible without the re
mova Of cause, of friction and [he
working out of plan, to this end
c?srtiiftto? Half 0( ,,1S..
"A striking fact about the buiU
ing industry Is that inasmuch ";
*' buildings require so little
capital or credit, and apparently so
?.7Ve:hB^ *?""r.TeT,; ??
full Of small contractors, many of
wh?mf opiate for a W yearsU'
l?Vhe|tt^L"b?/,a*e hou?i"K In
cent' Irf .iJ amounts to 53 per
(called the t?til srluare footage
railed the real measure of value)
constructed in 1?15 '
reZTt* -i"d f"r 1 the
nrlo The costs'
are ?o nigh, however that . u_ i
householder cannot afford t k
?n?k,:rr <fnLmory b^'
erlals in 1?*0 and 1??1 D* h,h? J
bankers from lendinir mn roh">l-ed
dlnary buildingand dw.ui/,7 ?r"
wouM o?st less, thus can.?*!
OWnj'lH) OH Pioi TWO.
SO FAR THE WEEK:
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MAIL LINE VESSELS I
HELD FOR ALLEGED
Finest Fleet Under U. S.
Flag Seized in New York
For Shipping Board.
NEW YORK. July 22 ?The finest I
I fleet of passenger vessels under the
American flag. five ships in all, was
seized from the United States Mail
Steamship Line her? tonight by i
j United States Marshal Thomas D.
McCarthy, United States District Attorney
William Wayward and representatives
of the Shipping Board
on the ground that the United
; States Mail Line had violated the
terms of the contract when the
boats were alloted to the company.
Visit Fire Skin.
The marshal, the district attorney
and the Shipping Board men visited
the George Washington, on which!
President Wilson made his trips to
France, the President Grant, the I
Susquehanna, the America and the)
Agamemnon, all former German!
liners, formally seizing and leaving (
a deputy marshal and a Shipping
Board man aboard each one.
The United States Mail Line has
been operating the boats-in Euro-i
pran trade, and of late has been ad- j
vertising the vessels extensivel/
stressing the fact that for the first
time in modern shipping there were
first-class craft In the passenger,,
trade under the American flag
The seizure was decided upon In
Washington last evening, it was.
stated. and Elmer Schlesln*er,
counsel for the board, was dispatched
to New York to supervise
the proceedings. The United States '
Mail Line is said to have defaulted
$400,000 of the rent due and to have
been lax in the fulfillment of other
terms of the contracts.
Ship* Tied Up.
The vessels, all of which were of
from 20.000 to 25.000 tons, were tied
up at New York or New Jersey
Four other ships leased by the
Shipping Board for private operation
are due to be seized on the
same grounds as soon as they dock
1*he George Washington had
booked a large passenger list for
Europe, to sail July 30, and in order
that the passengers may not be
disappointed, the Shipping Board
will operate the vessel for one
trip, should no other operating firm
Examiners Find Bank
Affairs in Bad Mess
CHICAGO. July 22.?State bank
examiners digging into the tangled
affairs of the Michigan Avenue Trust
Company, are finding conditions
much worse than had at first been
figured upon. Discovery was made
today that 1500,000 had been taken
from the vaults and replaced by oil
tftocks. Heyond this statement the
examiners will say nothing.
Efforts are being made to get In
touch with Warren C. Spurgin. the
president of the concern, who left
last Friday for a "vacation." pre- |
sumably somewhere in the East. If ,
he does not return by tomorrow
morning to explain loan transactions I
that threaten to leave a shortage |
of ?700,800 or more, directors of the i
bank plan to offer a rew?rd for In- I
formation leading to his arrest. <
S FAMILY SEEMS TC
S HOUSE CLEANINC
TUBS, LONG SKIRTS
LUXURIES TO FRITZ
Coffins Also Taxable Urnder
New German Revenue
Special C>bU U Tk. WukiifUi K?i*U
art Cltrara Trtbaaa.)
A* repa ratio aa af bllllaae be(li
to uf Genaaay' ?wrvM
tkr aattoa'a pateatlalltles for
Mutln IMMM M"
Items are to l>? ,11st '
Tkf coverament has
tkat bath taba and ralKaa are
luurtn. Plae boar* coffins art
free af tana, but w??i er?
metal haadlea are addrt a tax
< artala i?d> arc taxable aaly
whea they are pollabed. Craelfltra
arv linrKa aad are taxable
oaleaa (bff eraaaea are made
?f aood ar alaaa. Tbe aaverameat
rata a preialaw aa abort
aklrta beeaaae taxes are eaforeed
whea they are loan ar
wide. Llkewlar alitht ????a
tbat are taa ample ar taa laag
are taxable, while peraoaa wbo
are eaateat ta wear tbem aa ta
their kaeea do aat ba?e ta pay.
FOUR DEAD, 7 HURT
IN OIL TANK BLAZE
Ship Explosion at Brooklyn
Wharf Dae to Lighted
NEW TORK. July 22.?Four men
Were killed and seven injured this
afternoon in an explosion of one ot
four fuel tanks on the Standard On
tanker Ardmore, while the vessel
was tied up at the foot of FiftyBixth
street. Brooklyn. The dead:
Frank Warren, 25, steamfltter.
Chris Hansen. 35, pipefitter.
Adam Cobas. 28. riveter.
John Ahern. 32.
The explosion is said to havw
been caused by the smokiug of a
cigarette by one of the workmen as
he descended into the hold. Accumulated
gas in the hold flared up,
flinging the workmen from the deck
to the bottom of the drydock, 70
feet below, ripping plates loose
from the side of the ship, and hurling
timbers hundreds of feet.
Flames &hot up into the sky immediately
after the explosion, but
the flre w?s extinguished by rapid
work of the city department. Firemen
aiso acted as rescue workers,
voing into the hold of the ship with
sra* masks to effect the rescue of
other members of the crew imprisoned
in the hold by the blast.
Eight ambulances, police reserves,
nurses from nearby hospitals, and
hundreds of relatives of the shipyards
workers?men, women ana
children?rushed to the yards and
made them a scene of chaos until
the last body had been taken from
the ddck and seven of the survivors
had been taken to hospitals.
Recover Victims' Bodies.
1'AI.ACIOB, Tex.. July 22.?Three
bodies were recovered today, from
nnong those of the eight undertow
victims drowned last night while
bathing In the gulf at the mouth of
Ureens Bayou near hare. They ware
members of a party attending the
Baptist Young Peoples Union entaznomaat.
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By J. N. DARLING.
SMALL FREE UNTIL
COURT DECIDES IF
Judge Holds Question in
Statu Quo Until
SPRINGFIELD. Ill, July I?._
Gov. I-?n Small is immune from arrest
on the embezzlement and conspiracy
against him at least until nexi
Judge E. S. Smith, in Sangamon
toTrL Ct.lCUit COUrt todaT decided
untH that t*m *tter "u0
i... * foV(r"or' meantime, is at
him T, t0 g? lnto court anrt sfve
h mseif up. as did Ueut. Gov. Kred
S rt' Thde Vern? Cur"*' aUo
amea. The governor is sccu*?<l
among other things, of having emwh'n
? ,70?'#0fl of f?n .
while he was State treasurer.
Saiall Must Give nm.
The court has indicated that th?
r "rbo"nl!mU,tkaPPPar in co"rt and
rested ?r h? W,U be ordered arthre?e,",DKrom!!
fr'end" 0f ,h? courtthree
prominent attorneys of the
State, former Gov. Joseph Fifer of
nioomlnfton; '?rmer Represenia-!
?'ve Jame? M. Graham, of Springof
Sp?inaflAet|!.<>rney Ge?r*e G'"eapie,
dav an!T . ' , am* into COUI"t to!Z
^oWLrV^teS St"e ?
the irovernor ?# ?u, ?*ct of
contenticml that a governor1 ?f the
be arrested, maintains, i, meanTth.
one?" - ? an,,"r?b'? to no
*"** r??n TvMar
until the governor had been'given
Plenty of time to give bond * "
that r'el.^tTth. d
was taken to mean that th^
ernor has until next Tuesday to ?r
ecutive' wfr^e'To Ws.^ ?"
are Problematical. in a statement
call out the Sa i^eces,. ^
fn an Illfnois court. He went
back to the days of Nero to iX
early history of Athens 'and o?
France. He called in kings and
k""* ,!oman emperors. He
based his argument on the application
of the three -form, of government.
executive. legialative and
judicial, and declared:
"7*%- ,f *}lm iB 41 S?VP"iment In
hell, those three powers must prevail
Mr. Graham declared that If the
governor was to surrender his
branch of government to some
others branch he would be "littt*
Ie?? than a traitor"
Impeachment, he ?ald. I* the only
CONTI^ID OH PAGE TWO.
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TIME LIMIT ON
Amendment Would Give
Companies Six Months
WOODS BILL BEFORE
Lampert Suggests Adding
Pepco to System After
The Woods bill will not grant
permission to the street car companies
to merge when It leaves the
House District Committee. It will
virtually compel them to do so
within a period of six months. It
was asserted by members of the
committee, yesterday, after the
meeting held to discuss the bill
Representative Zihlman, of Maryland.
will offer an amendment at
Monday's meeting, allowing the
street car companies si* months in
which to avail themselves ct the
opportunity to consolidate under
the provisions of the revised Woods
bill. After the expiration of which
time, the companies r.ot having effected
a merger. the Public TTtllitles
Commission, by this amendment, is
instructed to determine a scperate
fare for the two railway companies
' based on their individual valuaI
Threat of Far* fit.
Representative lampert, of W ls,
oonsln. who led the opposition to
the Woods bill, will also offer it
amendment ,embodying two penalties
for failure to comply with the
provisions of the revised Wood'
measure. In the event that three,
months elapse before the ronsoll*
datlon is effected, he proposes '
arbltrarilv reduce the fares to foul
tickets for 25 centa. Failure tfl
merge within six months would
according to Mr. Ijimpert's amendment,
Immediately put Into opera
tlon. the Keller bill, for muntclps
There seems to be little or s<
opposition to an amendment of tWi
kind among members of the oommiUee.
Representative Woods sau
at meeting "I hare no ulterior ra.>
' tlv?s !n presenting this Mil. not
I withstanding the fact that my motives
have been attacked by >
! member of the pres*. I have n<
I > particular pride In *he authorahn
| of this bill and I invite suggestion
from all members of the committw.H
Mr. Woods, in fact, offered- tw
amendments to his bill that h*
thought mi?rht !> ? objectionable t<
the opnositlon. He ha* ftated thai
he is not adverse to an\ amendmenl
cutting a time limit on the corporations
after which more drastU
measures shall become effective.
Committee Lacked Quorum.
It was planned t^> discuss th?
Woods bill, section by section, yesterday
in order to amend it t<
please the majority of the mem
bers. Seven- sections had beer
amended and passed upon when th<
forced absence of one member ce!
prived the committee of a quorum
Opposition to the Woods bill wai
expressed by Representatives Wal
ters. of Pennsylvania: Hammer, ol
North Carolina; Kuntz, of Illinois
Blanton. of Texas, and Lampert, ol
Wisconsin. Representative Walter*
refused to be reconciled to a merge)
1 that permitted the union of th<
street car companies with the powei
company. He argued that separate
utilities should not be merged, bui
he was highly in favor of a con!
solidation of the street car companies.
Section 1 of the Woods bill, providing
for a merger of the thre<
corporations, was passed with little
or no opposition.
Oppose Prpeo' Merger.
Section 2 of the original bill read:
That either the Washington Railway
and Electric Company or tne
said merged corporation provided
for in section 1 is hereby authorized
and empowered to acquire, hold,
manage, and operate the Potomac
Electric Power Company." On a
motion of Lampert. of Wisconsin
it was amended to read: "That th?
said corporation, etc." This amendment
was considered a victory bj
the opposition, as it precludes tn?
possibility of a merger of the Washington
Railway and Electric Company
with the Potomac Electric
Power Company unless^* previous
merger of the two str^Hk ar companies
Section 3 was amended to enelude
a stipulated return of 7 pet
cent to the consolidated corporation,
but still vests the authority to
regtilate the utilities companies in
fixing rates, determining values,
etc.. in the Public Utilities Commission,
as is now the practice. The
i remaining four sections that were
j passed remained virtually the same.
Would Permit Triple Combine.
As the bill now stands, it permits
the traction companies to consolidate,
providing for such a consolidation.
Having merged. the
street c*r companies are permitted
to include the Potomac Electrto
Power Company In their corporation.
This triple merger having
been completed, the 4 per cent grosi
tax is repealed, together with the
expense of original paving and the
payment of crossing ponce, now
borne by the traction cojyipantea
The companies are then allowed tc
earn 7 per cent on their fair valuation,
after which they are taxed 5C
per cent of their net operating income.
Representative Hammer, of Nortl
Carolina, also argued against the
adoption of the Woods biltf Hi*
chief objection to the measure wae
that If allowed to merge with the
Potomac Electric Power Compass
the Washington Railway and EleeCONTINUED
OH PAGB VCTB.
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Long Jim Barn
Open Golf (
Thousands See Presid
Famous Title Cup t
And Hagen Tic
B7 ORAXTLAXD RICE.
Within a few yards of the 18th
green, surrounded by 12,000 people,
the President of the United States
late yesterday afternoon presented
Jim Barnes, of Pelham, with a
Uver cup. For the first time in
history the First CiUsen (If snot
, the first polfer) of this enduring
Commonwealth has officially presented
a trophy to a new champion
and congratulated him upon his 1
skill and courage and poise. a 1
roaring cheer went up from th^
great gallery a* President Harding \
In handing over the trophy paid
his earnest respects to a man who
was brilliant enough to lead a '
great international field by the
crushing majority of nine strokes.
He might have said "Your majority
was almost as great-'a* mine." but
in place of this bev^ras content to
pay tribute to th*. master of the
game he loves. "By your skill and
courage and poise you have dej
served this victory In every way,"
the President said, "and I congratulate
both you and the game
upon this triumph. I have played
with you and ween you play and 1
' have known that you were good
enough to win.**
Long Jim. born in Cornwall. England.
thirty-four years ago. but for
many years an American citizen
atood with a Smile upon his face
as broad as many of the hazards
GREET DE VALERA'S
RETURN TO DUBLIN
I Sinn Fein Leader Hailed
In Britain and Erin as
1 Special Gable t* The Wtiki?t?a Herald
and Chi oaf* Triton*.)
1 1>IBLI>, Jal> 72, ?W? shall
talk sf frrdoK no more, for we
? ?kail have II," de
* Isjrf rrswd at the
Da hit* Wandsa Hosm that had'
I gathered le greet hlsi M hU
- reform f*om I.?id? toolfcht.
hat vn all he wmU say.
atalfng that -this to ss time for
( making npeeehea.**
Mr. de Valera sad hto party
motored from Klnfc?to*n to ,
LONDON, July 22. ? Ramonn de
t Valera. bearing with him the terms
, of peace presented by the British
r government, is home in Dublin after'
I a wildly demonstrative departure '
from England and an equally wild
? and enthusiastic greeting from his i
own people in Ireland.
At the Mansion House, where he !
went immediately upon his arrival j
5 in the Irish capital, he will tumor.
row deliver to the Dail Eireann.
9 whose membership is augmented by j
. the release from prison of many of j
1 leaders, Lloyd George's proposals j
to end the war.
Cheered on Way.
. , Thousands of Londoners, both of
1 Irish and Hrltlsh political sentiment,
. cheered the Irish "president" on his
f way as he left Euston Station. An.
other crowd saluted him at Holyp
head where he sailed for Erin. But
the height of his triumphant pas|
sage came when he arrived at the
station in Dublin, Where tliou*
sands upon thousands gathered to
* acclaim him as a hero and peace;
* In British official circles there is
. now more confidence than has been
. manifest since the beginning of the !
delicate negotiations, that whatever I
. action is taken by the Dail Eireann. '
f this by no means marks the end of
CONTlXrgl) ON PACE TWO.
i BY'SOVIET ENVOY
Chicago Men Fete "Pal" of
Lenin in Hope of Fal
CHICAGO, July 22.?Chicago mer- !
chants who entertained Max Schall- j
; man, "Little Pal" of Lenlne and
1 Trotsky,, In the hope of grabbing
off some of the fat contracts he
was supposed to be awarding for
the Soviet government, are still!
. mourning the expenditure of thou-J
sands of dollars that must be wiped |
off the slate as a total loss.
' Schallmaii, who is charged with J
1 violation of the espionage act. could j
1 not furnish $2,500 bail and is tern-j
porarily the guest of the sheriff in J
1 the county jail. A. J. Doyle, presi- ,
! dent of the Doyle Shoe Company,
told government officials how
Schallman. as agent for the Rus-J
sian Soviet government, entered
into a $36,000,000 contract with his
firm for 10,000.000 pairs of shoes
Doyle wag to get a 2 per cent com
mission for subletting the huge i
I contract to eight other shoe manu?
facturing firms, the order being too
large for the Doyle Company to
r handle alone.
1' Doyle charges that he spent 13,000
, preparing these sub-contracts and
, that his firm speqt an additional
, $3,500 in correspondence, telephone
calls and feaating and keeping t?ie
j Schallman family In shoes for eight
| Schallman. in addition to his numerous
other enterprises, planned
the establishment of a Jewisty colony
near Niles, Mich. He entered
1 ii?to plana for extensive construc1
tion work with the Lauer Constrac1
tlon Company, which spent SfeOO en
l him in the preliminary negotiations.
This colony was to be known as
, "New Jerusalem," and Schallman
> said he planned to estabUah there
a population of 20,000 Je^ an exclusive
Jewish district. ^
es Wins U.S.
ent Harding Present
td for Second.
Barnes' Championship Card
over which he had pitched to the
greens with ?uch unending nerve
and skill. *
Barnes had let wood and iron
speak for him through three soui*tirrlng
days, and as the new open
champion of the United States he
accepted the cup with a heartfelt
Thank you.** as the gallery one
paid recognition to his march u|
the fsr heights to a glor> he had
been working for so many years.
The cup. the big silver cup. repreCOSTIM'ED
ON PAfil HI
Teuton Leaders Also Prepare
to Exploit Eastern
'Special Cable U The Va?hitgtaa Herald
and Chicago TriHine.)
RERUN. July 22.?The Russian
famine and the weakening of the
Soviet's control have started two
movements in Germany. The- first j
is for the speeding up of large plans
for complete economic domination
of Russia, which German* believe*
will be inevitably her domain, and
the second is a movement for security
should the famine panic become
as serious as in the historic past
when Oriental tribes swept over
Such great leaders as Felix
Deutscb. a director of the General
Electric Company, and Walter Rathfau.
reconstruction minister, are
fearing great national migration*
such as came out of the East when
the Roman Empire fell. It is held
not beyond belief that the intensifled
famine may send the Rmssi^a (
hordes **er the l*kra?ne *rd Poland
and even into <>rmany, endangering
European civilization. This is
the view of many serious and sober
I Other business men are seising
the opportunity to perfect plans for
the exploitation of Russia, believing
the Soviet's fall is imminent or at
least that complete free trade an<1
the restoration of rights to private
property will be established within
a year. Many hanks are making
deals with Russian owners of mine?
factories and lands taking options
or paying for them in advance
When the refugees who still have
enough money to enable them to
live refuse options they are forminir
exploiting companies. Many of the
best coal and oil lands have change*
hands and everything is prepared
for an intense industrial operation
the moment th* Soviet fails or it
From the Russian Embassy here
it was officially learned today that
nn appeal is bein? sent to the International
Red Cross asking that
the American Red Cross food depot*
in the Baltic states be placed at
the disposal of Moscow and Petregrad
committees for the relief of
the famine-stricken in Russia.
According to information received
here sf>scial leagues have been
formed throughout Russia to which
members of all parties and beliefs,
including the monarchists, belong.
These leagues are endeavoring to
aid the starving multitudes.
The Russians hope the American
Ped Croas depots at llelsingfors
and Wlfcorg in Finland and the depots
in Esthcnia. which were originally
'estined for Russia, will now
be tu.*ned over to them.
Copyright Ifeti )
GIVEN SIX MONTHS
CHICAOO. July 22.?Stephen TV
Capsack. the 17-year-old "Ponsi"
who swindled farmers throughout
the Middle West of more than $500.000
in securities, was todav given |
a term of six months in the Ftdsral |
penitentiarv by Judge Landis. Ho i
will be sent to the prison In Booneville.
"Six mon'hs." he said after sentence
had been passed; "say. I expected
six years at least 1*11 bet
the 'hicks* I trimmed will be all
het nn over this."
Capsack. who was a tank messenger
at $60 a month, rented an
office ?nd watched the papers for
notices of persons who wished to
sell oil stocks He would then
write them and offer t^ handle th*?
deal. They would forward thetr
stork* an?l ret nothing in return.
He sold th? bonds quickly and put
the nroceeds In bia pocket.
Federal igents sav his "come-on"
letters wore marvels. "That bov
conM s*ll shaving sosn in Russia
or Ice to *he inhabitants of Greenland
In th* dead of winter** said
Assistant District Attorney Hsmlin.
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Situation Becomes Heated
Between Great Britain
ITALY DENIES MORE
SOLDIERS FOR AREA
English Back Plebiscite
Vote, Despite Protests ~
opinion I- ?""' ? " bltteraeaa
boat Itr Freaeb nr""" ,OT
| pwrr Mlf-li. wbleb tbe BrMl.k
fear mm, pwrt>WI? ??*
"a leadlac llrlllnb mK
tbat Ik- nllaatlea threatnil*
tfcr penee -f "* "'*)*
world. Mr declared It
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prdvnkf nn Blbmk In I W
?|!r In If tkln occurred ? **"
mtr nnd Pblawd woa'd br ?r*
to br Involifd >< Konola slrtl
take tbe opportunity to attaek
Poland aad lb- border ntaleo.
Mr Hln-m *t?art. Ibr BrltUk
romatlnnlonrr lo I n?' Wink,
ban bora nnnn?nrt bnmr to
Hfthr report aad be In
Vr-lrrd.> lord < nrnon neat
a bate lo Pari- ?att*eotla? a
meet Ins ????? ? ar S -od
relic tbe l-'rebeb ta delay
military aetloa la tbe Meanwhile.
LOXPON. July 22.?Onntradlelions.
arRumonin and recriminations
always in diplomatic terms, of
course?arc fl>ing thick and fast
between Paris and tendon as the
Silesian crisis is approaching its
I?rd Ourzon. British foreign secretary,
is now preparing a reply to
Briand's heated nute declining to
call a meeting of the mpreme council
on July 2*. ?t.d the British
answer probably will be couched in
terms quite as frank and pointed as
was the Frem h message.
Curxon will point out that Great
Britain is absolutely determined
for the sake of prace in Middle
Kurore to briog about as immediate
settlement of the Sile?ian boundaries
based upon the results of the
Ital.? Raeka BrUa.n.
Great Britain's hand is undoubtedly
further strengthened by Italy's
refusal to send additional reinforcements
to the allied troops now in
Silesian territory, and the government.
regardless of what action
may be taken by Frame, will continue
to refuse to send any more
British soldiers to the province
It is declared by members tf the
foreign office that France's declaration
that the allied commissioner*
in Upper Silesia had jointly requested
additional troops was a deliberate
misinterpretation of the
situation, inasmuch as British officials
new in the province have reported
daily disagreements with the
French commissioners over this
point, and consequent difficulty in
maintaining their equilibrium und*r
this long aeries of disputes
In the meantime, it is understood
on excellent authority that Great
Britain is unalterably opposed to
permitting a preliminary meeting of
the Silesian exi?erts to discuss the
situation in advance of the coming
supreme council conference.
H?ld? Vote Fair.
Instead. Downing Street considers
that the recent plebiscite was
and equitably taken and LJoyd
George therefore intends to comply
with the provisions of the Versailles
treaty regarding the fixation
of the province's boundaries, regardless
of what m*> be done by
the Quai d^>rsay, or France s protege.
?;reat Brit?*.n lias the hearty support
of Italy in this stsnd. and the
combination. It is believed, will oe
too strong for France.
Hriaail la Halaoee.
Settlement one way or the other
of the muddle is vital at least t*
two governments If Briand. vh#
would seem to be pledged during
the parliamentar> recess against
permitting a decision adverse to
Poland, loses the ticht to Uoyd
George, his regime will come to as
end. and the militaristic group,
headed by Poincare. would come into
power witji the slogan llahs
France Fears British
Influence on Germans
PARIS. July 22.?France's W
grievance against England because
of hor demand for a?V early meeting
of the supreme council to settle tne
Silesian l?oundary question, is. according
to members ..f the
office, th* fear that Great Britain
seeks to hinder an.l t?erhspa frustrate
Lrfoucheur's and Bathensu s attempts
st s Fram o-Germa? economic
reapproK? bment on a speedy
rehabilitation of her devastated rp j
Foreign official* b?re ntrejj- /
vital ne*d ?" France for an.il j
nnderatandinir m.d they art 0
ford extremely unwlliia* so
?pythlnE to interfere *
eeaaful conrluaioB t f P
?W* ? < Tem??.
The Tdtnra. i?*pir-<t.
onda a iep'l>y ..rana^tars on the
Slle?l?p biflt** t/y rcfcrrlnK ta the
Ixtorfceur KKihrn.n.pafr parerr fc
the followta ??? *
Knland tana-! reproach V raurwith
makin her quarrel, eternal
with Germany nnd then prevent
France from a-tUns on ata.vaM*
with the Otrmana" ....
Meanwhile the umnnpir.-' h t
weverthelenn Influential new -p
?re reatlea. over Chancellor Winh n
interview, and r.aaaert thirf Britain
ahould Initial uoon oerup *M?n?
of the Kuhr. In order to brln? Od*mant
ta (aw J