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va 5393 s^esjarasjse^ Washington. d. g. thuhsday. august 11, 1921-sixteen pages one cent
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Dependents' Allowance Is
Raised to $400 by
LEVIES ON EXCESS
t, . Corporation
Tax Goes Up
To 15 Per Cent; Change
. From First Plan.
Proposals to lncre**? tax exemptions
applying to Individual incomes
met defeat yesterday in the House
Way a and Means Committee with
the exception that the allowance
for each dependent was increased
from 1204 to 1490.
The suggestion was advanced
that the present exemption of II.Mt
for single persons and 12,000
for heads of families be increased
to I1.S00 and ?2.5M respectively.
Chairman Pordney and other members
of the committee favored this
action bat later It was decided not
to increase the exemption applying
to single persons but the proposal
to Increase It for heads of families
was regarded favorably. A suggestion
was made that the increased
exemptions be limited only
to incomes of less than 11.000. Finally,
however. tho committee
' voted against any change except In
the exemption for dependents.
An increase In the exemption for
both single persons and heads of
families would have meant a loss
In revenue of between 140,000.000
and I50.000.00d. In connection with
this discussion, the advisability of
decreasing the 4 per cent normal
tax to S per cent was brought up
but speedily voted down.
The committee made a number
of important changes in the program
as agreed upon at Tuesday
night's conference between President
Harding. Secretary Mellon and
Republican House leaders. Among
them wn the complete repeal of
freight, pasaenger 'and Pullman
transportation taxes Instead of cutting
them in half and aa Increase
In the flat corporation income tax
from II 1-2 "per cent, the figure
proposed Tuesday night to IS per
cent. The tax on express will remain.
The result of yesterday's changes
waa to make a further net decrease
of 160.000,0 In anticipate revenues.
As the bill now stands, the
yield will be WS5.000.000 I? than
the amount which the present law
is estimated to yield in the fiscal
' ,.,1 The bill as It stood
Tuesday night, represented a cut
of I4SS.000.000. The
ternal taxes now is figured at IS.
020.000.000 If no further changes
The committee approved formally
yesterday most of the features of
conference. A statement lMued
from the committee shows that for
^1 approval wa. given to the fol"lU^al
of the excess profits tax on
JSSions, retroactive to last
^Increase of the income tax on corporations
from the present 1
of 10 per cent and the proposed tax
of 1IH per cent to 15 er cent,
retroactive to last January I.
Retention of the 12.000 exemtlon
applying to incomes of eorporation^
Elimination of surtax above the
22 per cent tax on incomes "bo**
$6^000 and retention of P'esent
lower surtaxes, retroactive to Janu
'"increase of the exemption to heads
of families on account of children
or other dependents from 1200 to
? Ceneeal Beverage Taxes.
Removal of transportation taxes
on freight, passenger, seats and
berths, effective next January 1.
Repeal of soda fountain tax and
substitution of a tax on the manufacture
of syrups and carbonated
gas of I centa a pound.
A change In the tax on cereal bev*
rages from 15 per cent ad valorem
to II cents per gallon.
A change l? the tax on fruit Juices
and all carbonated beverages from
jq per cent ad valorem to I cent*
per gallon _
A tax of 10 ceats per gallon ot
finished and fountain syrupa
Repeal of ths proprietary stamp
tax and substitution of a tax -if S
per cent en the manufacture of tooth
paste, tooth powder, etc., and on
Exemption from taxation of the
rst 1100 in stock and Interest received
aa dividends from building
and loan Associations as a means ot
There will be no b*r placed on armament
delegates bringing in all
the liquid refreshments they can
carry In their handbags, trunks and
othee luggage, aad once it Is safely
delivered to their quarters in Washington.
they will be free to dispense
it as they wish.
Andrew Volstead, papa of the pro-/
hlbitlon **--(. is not disposed to attempt
any interference with the
diplomatic right of the foreign delegates.
?e said yesterday.
PIsmssrT -the B*ect."
-The effect will be local." Volstead
aald. "and won't appreciably
I si i ess* the general wetness of the
country. The friends of the forefgwfers
will have access to a larger
liquor supply, but if the visiting
diplomat# want to "carry on" It will
be their own responsibility."
Small wonder, all In all. that
Washington is socially In a highly
developsd stage of acute anticipation.
Motion Picture j1
Men Seek New
Stars of Film
Busy Photographing Few
I Of "Miss Washington"
With weeks rtatlalat la
which ahhaalt phetegraphs
for the Mltctln mt >Wn
WuUadH." MllM picture
ark arc already filming Mar
f the most beaatlfal aM attractive
mt rtni wh? hare
hmgkt their pfcatagrapha ?a ~
The WaaWn(t? HeraM.
These p lotesraph will ha
* flashed aa the sereea at Ufrt
Palace far the first tla?c Saa4ar.
Lawreaee Beatas, the
aaaxtr. has takea 4 hees latereat
la the ul?n caaapetltlaa
aM It aw ha ats started
the easaera aaaa cat lh acareh
lar the Capital's at a at ehana|S(
daaghter. Later these films
will he UraMN ta the Vitagraph
ataUaa la the belief that'
cae af the neat waaaea aaar
pssarss aaalltlea saltahle far
a sereea career.
The Xatleaal Pletartal News
peraters pat la buy day yestrrtlay
fllalag a few af the
ram waaaea la beaatlfal eattlears
' CONTINt BD ON PAGE NINE,
SOCI At SPLENDOR
WILL MARK ARMS
Volstead Wont Attempt
To Prevent Delegates
The National Capital, in view of
the forthcoming armament confer;
ence, anticipates a fall and winter
; of social splendor unequaled In Its
With the prospect of entertaining
I distinguished guests from the leading
capitals of the world, preparations
already are under way by
those in the van of local society
for dinners, dances and other entertainment
the like of which have
not been seen here in many years.
And, in addition, prominent social
leaders in other cities, who have
maintained magnificent hones here
in wiiich ten rears ago tfcey wjre
wont id entertain lavishly, ay* now
having their nMMeoces pat In order
and plan to spend dnnslderabte
time during the fall and winter
9ee Racial ( tot.
All indications point to a cont|s*
in social diplomacy whi^h will
rival in intensity the diplomatic engagements
at the armament conference
itself. Already those who
maintain more than one palatial
heme in Washington are vying for
the privilege of "putting up- visiting
statesmen at one of their resi|
i Such hospit?lity, of course, wpuld
serve as a social card of admittance
'O all functions given by and most
| cf those for the delegations thus
j hcused. Charles Lee Cook, ceremonial
chief of the State Department
responsible for arranging accommodations
for the foreign visi[
tors, is now suffering the dubious
| responsibility of satisfying conflicting
groups of social leaders here.
And. not ?>nly will Washington be
1 socially gaVer than in many years,
but it also will b# "wetter" from a
Volsteadian standpoint, than it has
| been since prohibition was clamped
down on the capital. Visiting armi
ament delegations will have the
! standing and therefore enjoy the
immunity of foreign ambassadors
And. further, the places where
the visiting delegations are housed
will . have the same standing as
"foreign oil" that embassies, legations.
etc., enjoy, thus making
them proof against over-zealous
prohibition enforcement agents.
TO RANSOM PRIEST
sax Francisco. Aug. 10.?Another
note from men who pom as
the kidnaperi of the Rev. Fr. Patrick
Heslin. of Colma, Cal.. prltat,
missing for more than a week, was
made public today by Archbiahop
Hanna, of San Francisco.
The note demanded $15,000 '
It was left during the night under
the door of the archbishop's
* THURSDAY MORNU
The advertisements listed
day's Herald will interest al
greatest value for their doll:
Claflln Optical Cp.8
Federal Employee s
J. M. aidding ft Co 6
The Hecht Co...' 6
^ W. B. Hibbs Co..... It
a. a. Housman 11
8. Kann Sons Co '.. t
D. J. Kaufman..." .-I
Lansburg 4b Bro .. 5
Amos W. McDevltt... . ...8
Meyer's Shops ;
Chas. E. Miller Inc ?
Mt. Vernon savings Bank.'It
#. R. E. AGREES
Directors Say Company
Cannot Make Fair
, Return. N
LOOK TO CONGRESS
AND PUBLIC FOR AID
Submit, Relying on People's
"Sense of Justice."
The board of directors of the
Washington Railway ay Electric
Company laaued a statement yesterday
accepting under protest the
Public Utilities Commission's order
v;hlch reduces farea to seven tokens
for So cenVs and electricity to 8
cents per kilowatt hour.
The company expreaaea,confidence
that Congress will remedy the
street car situation by providingThe
Waahlngton Railway and Electric
Company relief from "taxation and
other burdens." but reserves the
right to act later If Congress and
the public do nothing.
The Washington JtWllway and
Blectrlc and subsidiary railway
companies cannot make a fair return
on their combined valuation
under the new rate, the statement
- Teat mt Statement.
The statement follows: "After
full consideration the board has determined
to abide for the present
by the commission's order of July
19, and to give the rates established
by It a fair trial during the time
allowed by law for an appeal from
s ich order.
"That the proposed eighj-cent
caah fare with" tokens at the rate
of seven cents will not yield the
Washington Railway and Electric
Company and Its subsidiary railway
companies a fair return upon their
combined valuation Is clear from
the fact that the evidence before
the commission showed that the
yield to these companies would be
but 111 per cant per annum upon '
the fair value af dhelr jp^fties
within the Dfatrlet of.CofSrtla. as
established by the commission by j
Its valuation, order of September 4.
1?1*. pluK.Vuhsequent net additions
at actual cost.
Cites Beard's Mateaaeat.
"Moreover, the commission, in Its
opinion declares In express terms
that they themselves do not expect j
the proposed rates to yield these |
companies a* much as a fair return, i
the commission saying this con- j
nection: The commission la of the
opinion that no appreciable relief J
from pf^eent conditio?? whereby ^
one system (referring to the Washington
Railway and ElleeOic Company)
receives less than a fair return
and the other an excessive return,
can be obtained until some i
change in taxation methods is
adopted, or until a merger of the i
several companion Is effected.'
"It is manifest that with such an
Inadequate rate of return Justice j
cannot be accorded existing security
holders, nor can the company
properly function and establish the
credit necessary for its expansion
Coal* Raise an Cammaters.
"Our lawyers adyise us that under
such circumstances we have a
clear right to redress tnrough <?
curts, r we might abandn r curtail
Georgetown and Tennalytown,
Waahlngton-Interurban .and other
suburban lines whjoh under the
rates fixed by the commission will
be operated af an actual loss with
no return" whatever upon the investments
in these properties.
"Nevertheless, the board of directors
of these companies have confidence
in the. future of the city of
Washington and of the Wssbln#?|
ton Railway and Electric Company
tfvtem We also have conHdsnce
In an Inherent sense or Justiea
on the part of the public whom we j
serve, and In Congress which has!
the power to right this Injustice If
It will, through relief from taxation
and ot?er burdens now resting
Laaka ta Caagreaa.
"We have, therefore, determined
to go ahead, making every effort to
serve the people of this community
to the best of our abllltyf to maintain
the integrity of our property,
cojminTjtD os PAOB TWO.
(G. AUGUST it, i*t.
1 below af appearing in toI
those wf>o like to get the
Penn Electric * Gas Co.... ?
Hugh Rellly .......~ 1
Riemer * C 11
Rlghtway School of Dancing S
Resorts . *
Railroads and Steamboats I, S
Semmes Motor Co 1
The F, H: Smith Co fl>
Dr. Smith *
r Stag Hotel
Swartaell, Rheem * Hensey 11
Wash. Gas Ught Co John
H. Wllklns Co..?..v ?
Woodward * U>throp...'.. '
Dr. Wright'..V."...... . ?.
Qut of Russia
EUvinoff Assures Brown
.Speeiai C*U. to *hs WssMsgtoa
u4 Ohissge Trikaas.)
| ' Br AllftOIB 1.AB1ERT,
RIGA. All. 1*?W?l??? VT'
maa amra, MnKU ?"?< ?
f Ik Aiinku llrllet AdmlaMltUm,
aad M. <
tka Sorter. lulM mm ? tttet,
>m?l km ??*?7 ia4
beM their Inl naltnM w
the Btuim ta h? taken fa*
the aM af the starving Raaslaas.
la the UtTlii tardea ? ee.
The twa ata were latreby
Prime MlaUter Mlerowtta,
who. after wlshlag them
aaeeeaa la their aeBatteUeas.
left On together. Brawa was
111 M|nail f by Capt. Miller, la
thvft af the Baltic relief, aa<*
Aa a flrat step Lltvlaeff preseated
credentials sbewlag that
he waa tally empowered hy the
Soviet parer?aat ta aritatlate
far relief. He thaa preBeataf
a re part atatlag that la
aeeardnaee with the American
teauto tha Savlet mermmeat
had released the aevea
Aaierteaaa wha ware la Rasslaa
prteaaa, laelatlag Mrs. Mar.
gaerite Harrises alt that all
were aaw aat at Hnsaln- He
Halm. tMa totalled the tarrieaa
terms* which, aa pelatrd
aat, M aat specify aayaae bat
Brawa expressed aa lafanaal
lew that. all Amerleaas wha
wlabct abaaM ha pensltted ta
leave Raaala bat he tit aat
preaa the matter aat tlet the
Lltvlaafr re part with the State
Department at Waahlagtea.
He cxpeete a reply befare the
meeting la renamed taaaarraw,
(Ceyyiigtt, IM1.) '
15 DAYS TO COMPLY
WITH LABOR ORDER
Change of Policy Likely
To Avert Strike of
CHKAOOg' Anc. 1#.?Through am
levanth hour chanio In front on
the part of Pennsylstanla Railway
officials, A crisis which would result.
it was feared, in a strike of
ii.COO shop crafts employes, has
b< en at least temporarily averted.
Samuel ftea. president of the
Pennsylvania, late today wired the
United States Railroad Labor Board,
requesting fifteen "days of grace' in
which to comply with the board's
recenl order directing a conference
between the road's executives and
representative of labor, to be held
on or before August 10 (today), to
arrange for election of a committee
to draw up new working agreements.
The request was granted.
Likely te Modify Stsnd.
President Rea', message to the
Labor Board. It was reported, followed
an all-day conference of the
board of directors of . the Penntylvania
lines in Philadelphia. ^ hlle
no statement of intention accompanied
the request, It was generally
interpreted in railway circles here
as indicating the railway officials
are prepared to modify their stand
on the open shop question, the crux
of the controversy.
The contention of the Pennsylvania
has been for "direct dealing"
with employes, and it has refused
to meet union representative*. A
committee to represent shop crafts
employes was recently elected on A
ballot prescribed by the company.
This ballot made no provision for
union organisations as representatives.
The Pennsylvania system
federation then appealed to the
Labor Board. _
Delay Caased Strike Threat.
Upon this complaint the board
ruled against the road, declaring
the election void and ordering a
new one. for which It prescribed a
ballot that would make voting for
either union or nonunion representatives
possible. The conference to
be held not later than"today was
to settle details of this election.
When up to yesterday Pennsylvania
officials had made no move
to comply with the order, strike
talk became prevalent. .Union representatives
here denied a strike
was contemplated. That a protest
walkout was probable, however,
was founded on the report that the
Pennsvlvhnla had arranged to ^pnt
emergency crews to work - in the
At a nnbllc hearing of the TTnited
"tates "a'lroad Labor Board tM'V,
representatives of employes on
nearly forty roe's nrotefted against
the proposal to establish plect work !
In railwav repair shops. The union
contention Is that this would do ,
away with overtime pay. a* well
as extra pay for holidays.
SHERRHL TO TALK
TO REALTY BOARD
Lieut. Col. C. ?. Sherrill. officer
In charge of public buildings and
grounds, will address ike member*
of the Washington Real Estate
Board at a luncheon ,to be held this
afternoon at 1 o'clock in thfe Hotel
Lafayette. * Realtor W. c. Miller
The subject of the address will be
the development of Rock Creek
Park and Potomap and Rook Creek
parkway. Arrangements are lathe
hands of a special luncheon committee
composed of Lee D. Latimer,
cfceirftuu); Jesse H. Hedges and
Percy M Russell.
MAYBE IT WOU!
CRmC OF HARDING
Wants Data on German
Treaty, and Demands
By RALPH K. TtRMCR.
The United States Senate. wlSch
has demanded wltlts increasing Insistency
that it be kept informed on
the condition of America's foreign
affairs, has witnessed its first storm*
over the question of "open diplomacy."
as it relates to the Harding
In recent weeks the Senate has
been chafinK with growing restiveness
over the mystery of the pending
treaty with Germany, the status
of the peace proclamation and the
agenda of the coming arms conference.
insofar as !t may give birth
to President Harding's proposed association
of fcations. There is a
growing conviction now that the
peace proclamation may be held up
indefinitely, or possibly until the
armament meeting convenes.
Johnson A ska Information. 4
--Taunts fr6m Senator Pat Harrison.
Democrat, from Mississippi.
that the Senate Republicans were
being kept in ignorance of the peace
negotiations with Germany, resulted
yesterdayjn Senator Hiram Johnson
merging rKjn a silence of four
months and making his first comment
on the policy of the new administration.
that he did not wish to be considered
"hostile" to the new regime,
but vigorously declared:
I. That he desired Information of
the status of America's treaty negotiations
2- That the coming disarmament
conference should be held in the
Johnson's declaration. In which ha
also criticised other policies of the
Harding administration, followed a
tilt between Senator Harrison and
8enator Lodge, Republican leader
end chairman of the Foreign Relations
Harrlaoa Charges Secrecy.
Harrison charged that the Harding
administration, in its attitude
toward the Senate, apparently was
guilty of the same "secrecy" which
Lad been charged against former
F resident Wilson. He inquired of
Lodge "what has become of the
1 eafce proclamation?are we in a
state of war or peaceT' but Lodge
feft the query unanswered.
Atki g Lodge if he could supply
my information on the administration'*
treaty plans. Harrison said:
"This administration is adopting
certain tactics for which the old
administration was condemned. I
am not surprised at .you being In
* state of chagrin and ignorance
over this proposition, and having a
blowing feeling against the State
Department for not taking yeu into
Bees Lack sf O-operatien.
-I am surprised, however! that
the present administration; is not
keeping up the policy laid down at
the beginning, that there would be
sweet co-operation between the'
Senate and the administrations, that
>o-i should be kept ^&d vised of each
step In these delicate diplomatic
regotiations." fl am sorry," Harrison
continued, "that the Senator
'3 not on friendly terms with the
c^mrinusd on paoi two*
LDNT LOOK SO BIG
ON IT.?By J. N. D
Sv o J
HIGH WIND FANS
Mylmer, Near Ottawa,
May Be Totally Destroyed.
OTTAWA. OK, AMTile
t?wi of Mylmer, twelw
lln from Ottawa. was ta
ftara tbla evralas with a
tweaty-mlle ?M blowtm* aa<
wmi-n iwlrt' here tartrate*
that the ratlrr towa
maU be 4e?tr?yf<. Karl7 la
the rreMlat the property loaa
?aa en 11 ma ted at *7.V).OOS. aboat
oar-hai: of the ttitl belag deatroyed
at that lime.
The mllltla depot here forwarded
a large aamber of teata.
rota aad other eamp e^alpmeat
a. well aa flrmt-ald kite.
Census Shows Decrease in
Percentage of Negro
Approximately ?4 434 person*. 1#
years old and over, in the State of
Maryland, are illiterate, according
to the census of 192#
Ot this number 13.SM are native
whites of native parentage; UM
are of foreign or mixed parentage:
and 13,575 are of foreign birth. Illiterate
negroes number 35.404. Illiteracy
In the rural district# la
greater than in the cities, although
JS.J48 persons are illiterate in Baltimore.
Infants, or children under 15
years old. ro?lre up one-third of the
population in Maryland; while
1S2.14? children between 7 and 11
years old are recorded by the census
4s attending: school.
The population of Maryland Is
&1.1 per cent white and 14-J per
-cent negro. In 1?10 the negro percentage
was 17.9. About on-fourth
of-the wMte population of
the State is of foreign birth or
fo^pign parentage, there being
102,17T foreign bom white* and
141.4.01 native white* vho had foreign-born
parents. There are Ml,Mt.
persons horn of American parents.
ATTACKS AIR PILOT
'ALDKR8HOT. England, /Aug. 10.
?Becoming suddenly deranged, due
to draughts of oxygen from a tank
while flying at an altitude of several
thousand feet, an serial oh-1
server of tue Rpyal Air Force Wednesday
Imperilled his own Hf? ?'
that of the Pilot eated In front of
him by beating the pilot on the
head all the -?ay to the ground.
Flight Lieutenant Bulman, the pi*
1st. noticed that his observer began
striking him terriftc bl?*s on the
head. The machine landed in a
crash, bet mother msn wss injured
by the shock. Mechanics, however,
had s bard fight to restrain the
observer wl?v Id not Jerome normal
again lor half a**?ux.
IF THEY'D QUIT
*?. * i
I VWATS TMS
IRISH POLICY CANT
BE REVEALED NOW
Attempts to Force Lloyd
George to Explain It
Again Fall Flat.
LONDON. Aug. 10.?The British
lord chancellor has informed the
house of lords and Parliament,
fretting in its inability to elicit the
slightest information from the cabinet
as to Lloyd George's jhi^ce
terms, must content itself with
waiting?probably until after prorogation?when
the proposals will
be made public or submitted to the
two houses for action.
Continued attempts to force
Lloyd George to reveal his schem*
for the fcscification of Ireland have
once more failed and the policy or
'secrecy is today as close:y observed
as it has been fr^m the first, in spite
of the favorable trend of the negotiations
and the hopeful atmosphere
of Dublin. ,
Lord Blrckenhead was questioned
by the house of lords where he
made his announcement that the
government would not submit the
proposals to Parliament at this tftne
on the government's policy of releasing
Sinn Fein prisoners. Lord
Salisbury, who led the attack, declared
the decision to free members
of Dail ?Eireann jailed for "the
crime of rebellion" was "exceedingly
Defending this action, the lord
chancellor laid stress upon the
wisdom of a negotiated peace with
Ireland and declared that the policy
was necessary to "save the
lives of British police and soldiers
and to curb the gitowing bitterness
In the house of commons. Austin
Chamberlain was establishing a
similar defense of the government's
olicy. statinpr specifically that the
release of John J. McKeow'n, commandant
in the Irish republics n
army, who had been convicted of
murder by a British court-martia;
was effected since keepine him In
prison might have endangered success
of the peat-e negotiations.
Activities around the Mansion
House in Dublin, where th* Dail
Kireann is to assemble for its historic
meeting on August 1? h..ve
oeen extremely noticeable In the
COXTlXrCD ON PAG* tw6.
Who Will be
uMiu Washingion? "
la k matter that la kMplat
Bachrach. the photographer,
buajr and causing the motion
picture camera men to work
"Miaa WaahlncteYi* must b.
the moat beautiful and attractive
young wtmtn in the
DiatrlcO In the belief that
*he will be mora than this?
th. prettleit young ?on>an in
' tha United Statei?oeveral (
the aaptranta ara bains filmed.
In addition to rapreaenting
the Capital at a great pageant
at Atlantic City. "Miaa Washington'*
may have a chance to
entar the motion pictara
For particulars, *ee pas* ?.
ALLIES READY J
TO JOIN U. S. IN
AID TO RUSSIA'
Harrey Tells Council of
Hoover Plan to ltd
CABLES HERE FOR
Co-operation With Soviet
( pedal CeMs u IV Vuhiagiea linM
>4 VMM >i?i
y HIDIOX H AW LEY.
PARIS. Aug. 1*. ? Col. George
HtfVfjr. United State* Anbtmdor
to Great Britain, and "observer" at
the supreme council meeting la
Paria, spoke up for the first time
since the conference be Kan. to explain
to the council the Hoover plan
for assisting Russia In the ertst*
of famine and plague. Harvey offered
to obtain more complete la*
formation to aaaist the allies la
whatever they may do to alleviate
Russia's distress snd to that cad he
cabled Washington tonight.
Lord Curxon, British secretary of
stats for foreign affairs. described
to the council the famine which beset
India when he waa viceroy tlid
the manner in which the government
and relief agencies went atom
relieving distress. It ia not yet
known what steps the famlae committee
of the aupreme council will
Weald Co-operate With Soviet.
Premier Briand said that lbs Kussiana.
who after a]' had fought for
the allied cause, might Justly look
to ths allies for help. And lie proposed
that the allies Join the Catted
States and the other nations interested
in the relief administration.
Lloyd George believed the
effect of the fsmine might wjh be
felt throughout the world?that
typhus and cholera might uakr
heavier toll of human life than the
war had taken. He had no admiration
for the Soviets, he said. Mit
declared It ^ould be impossible to
give relief without co-operating
with the Soviets. Por this purpose
only he proposed that the
allies ataM reach some arrangement
ths Sovtat government,
"When a Mouse is burning we
should not asV whose house It Is.
hut should save It flrst." said th.
Wrangle Over Mlesta.
The Sileslan experts were still
wrangling tonight and probably will
not bring in their report as to the
lines of division until tomorrow
night at the earliest when the council
will reconvene after lunching
with Preaident Mlllerand
The question of how to control
German aircraft manufactures was
referred to Marshal Foch's military
commission, sitting at Versailles for
examination and report.
t\hile awaiting the experts' report
1 on the division of Upper ailesia the
I delegates this afternoon took up
J-rmany's noncompliance wtth the
ferial disarmament clauses of the
j treaty of Versailles a matter of
| very tender concern to Prance.
France really apprehends that Germany's
air fleet, supposedly for
commercial purposes, miybt be converted
into a fighfing fleet on verv
shon notice. Marshal Koch resented
report of the aerUl experts
on this matter during the morning
Treaty of Sevres Kerapped.
^ the conference pasaed on
to conaideration of the Near Eastern
situstion IJovd George remarked
thst the allies themselve?
had torn up the treaty of Sevres
at the behest of the Turk* gt.
though the Greeks stood ready at
that time to accept its condlttnae
This being the rase, the BritMh
prime miaiater said the Greeks
now obviously were entitled to the
assumption that the treaty of
Sevrea no' longer existn. Llorn
George added, miachievoualy. that
the Briand dictum that the vletors
are entitled to the benefits of vie lory
applied in this case.
Although the council has not
abandoned the possibility of settling
the Near Kartern muddle by
mediation, a resolution was adopted
to the effect that the present Is
not the proper time.
I*re?a Attack. Una ad
The majority of the French newspapers
are refraining from the sort
of vigorous comment which one
suspects they would like to make.
Pertlnax. however, has created a
stir by a blast against Briand be
"aoee the premier consented to the
postporement of the dispatch of reinforcements
to Upper Silesia. Boa
Olr call, Rrland "pro-English" and
says that Lloyd George's solicitude
over the neutrality of the allies la
the Near Fastern situation is a
ypocrltlca! pose As a mutter of
act. sav, lion Soir. England Is
senrfin* ih n.'ant material and not
a tew officers to the Greek army.
Intransireant is becoming restive
over the *?lay In the decision on
'he reinforcements for I'pper Silesia
sivlng: "Our representatives
will not heve the country behind
them " nleae they know enough not
to sacrifice everything for courtesy.
They will be on trial agiln tomorrow.
We do not desire a position
of Isolation of a breach m the
entente, but we do not wish to p-f yet
"Thore dearly every month for
^srson." s ?
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tonnage report of the United
Statee Steel < oep^atiwn today showed
July ?1. ^
The unfilled toqnag. July 11 ? ?e
4.&M.K4. as compared Willi S.liT.on
Oa Ma>S *J- th- unfilled totaaag*
amounted to S
Oa July tl, ltlt. the toana** was