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NAV AIR FORCE
Ousting of Volunteer Officers
By Annapolis Men is Prus
sianism, He Says.
By Internationai News Servie.
Charging that Prussianism exists
In the United States Navy. Senator
Walsh (D). of Massachusetts. today
declared the naval air service had
been wrecked by discrimination
against volunteer officers.
"Hundreds of naval airmen.
Whose training cost the Govern
nent $4.000,000 are being kicked
out because they are not naval
academy graduateI," Walsh told
the Senate Naval Affairs Commit
tee inve.stigating alleged discrim
iriation in the navy.
"The manner in which the navy
throws out these young men, who
ose to high ranke after volunteer
Ing during the war. is cruel and
heartless. The treatment accorded
them in the rankeset kind of Prus
sianism and their removal has prac
tically wrecked the naval air
Walsh showed through the tes
timony of Lieut. Albert Priel, a
naval airman of Boston, that only a
handful of experienced aviation in
structors would be left in the navy
When the "dismissal of volunteers
was com'pleted." Pried. injured
In a recent plane accident, said he
was about to be discharged after
having trained scores of naval
academy graduates to take the
places of volunteers.
"At every turn ill their careers,"
Walsh continued. "these volunteers
were humiliated and hampered by
academy officers who sought to
Impress upon them that their
standing was inferior to that of
Annapolis graduates. Such a con
dition in our supposedly democratic
American navy is an outrage.
"These volunteer aviators form
the very backbone of our naval
air defense. They are the instrue
tors, the experienced birdmen. They
were in charge of the recent bomb
ing tests off the Atlantic coast that
won renown for the navy. Now
when their work is done, they are
to be kicked out with no chance to
earn a living. Many of them are
married with children and the best
five years of their lives will be
sacrificed because older executivei
seek to favor naval academy gradu
"This inconceivably heartless mc
tion, however the naval executives
may satisfy their own cqnsciericem,
will be repudiated by the entire
coUtry once the facts are known.
On the eve of the greater develop
ment of our air forces, to wieck
the naval air service is almost
criminal. Certainly it is a fright
ful waste of money and experience."
WOMEN RISK DEATH TO
LIFE OF DISHONOR
CHICAGO, April .-One woman
in dying as a result of leaping from
a third-story window to escape
criminal attack and a girl slashed
her throat and will probably die be
cause she had been outraged by two
Miss Sigma Sundall. a chamber
naid at the Hotel Morrison, leaped
from the third story when a man en
tered a room and attempted to as
sault her. Both her legs and her
jaw were broken and bhe was in
jured internally. Police are search
I fo a janitor in the beteL
1Z Mary 1 aate
after dragging herself Uthe Chi
eago avenue station and telling of
an attack by Richard Berg 'and
Herman Nicholson, declared she
could not surrive the disgraos and
slashed her throat before the police
could restrain her.
HERRICK LAUNCHES FIGHT
ON "ENEMY" POSTMASTERS
Charging his wishes were Ig
eared because he was a "poor
man," Congressman Manuel Her
rick of Oklahoma today appealed to
the Senate Civil Service Committee
to repudiate the Presidential ap
pointment of a postmaster at Black
well. Okla. Herrick declared that
C. H. Macdowell, Republican in
eumbent, had been named by Presi
lent Harding after the eivil service
inwu were violated and his own
erishes cast aside.
The committee took Her-rick's pro
test under advisenment.
thevvy Blossomn Diue
19-Mile driveasmong the famos
Isamaese Chery Mloisaome in eoee
a trip to Washington.
$4.00 PE:R~ ".a
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Says We Now Have Al
the Market, But S
Illiterate They (
By John P
There are certain crackers on
the market shaped like the let
term of the alphabet. It's getting
so now that we have to. have an
education to eat.
Nobody wants to go to college
just so they can enjoy a cookie.
The old-fashioned crack,!rs are
the best; you can eat them
whether you've got any brains
The ides in these alphabetical
cookies Is to teach the children
how to speD, but It doesn't work.
H tastes the same to them as R.
One little kid Mot a stomach
ache and his mother asked him
where he got it and he said, I
don't know, it was somewhere
between F and P."
% He ate eleven of them and when
he put them all together they
Another kid made the word
mouse-trap. He ate the nine let
term and they didn't hurt him, but
he got sick on the hyphen.
The manufacturers make all the
letters in the alphabet. but they
Riverdale Park Yeggmen's
Loot Recovered Quarter of
Mile From Office.
The $50,000 worth of stocks and
bonds stolen yesterday by yegg
men who blew a mate in the office
of the Riverdale Park Company at
Riverdale, Prince George's county,
were recovered late yesterday after
noon in the Eastern branch of the
Potomac river, at East Riverdale,
about a quarter of a mile from the
scene of the robbery.
Recovery of the securities was
due to Robert J. England, a dairy
man, who read in The Times a re
port of the robbery and who sus
pected that the securities may have
been thrown into the stream. While
making a search along the banks
of the stream. England noticed sev
eml checks floating on the water
and he notified his mother. Mrs. J.
R. England. of his find. Mrs. Eng
land then notified L. L. Gray, sec
retary and treasurer of the realty
firm, who, with several men, re
overed the checks and dragged for
the securities which were in a tin
box. The box was taken from the
tver a few minutes later.
Up to ,,noon today, Constable
Thomas H. Garrison and Washing
ton detectives aiding Ih the investi
gation, failed to fipd agy clew to
the Identity of the yeggrmb who,
not only blew the safe in the River
dale Park Company's office, but who
also robbed the Riverdale postoffice.
Efforts of Detective Sergeant
Fred Sandberg, official photographer
and , fingerprint expert of the
Washington Police Department, to
get fingerprints at offices failed.
it being suspected that the yeggs
used gloves in their operations.
Besides the stocks and bonds, the
eggs stole $500 in cash and
checks. It was theme checks that
were found by England floating in
the Eastern Branch.
For all their daring the robbers
ecured approximately only 8100 in
ash. It is believed that they
hought the tin boxes contained
ash, or Liberty bond.. Mr. Gray
aid that the securities which were
tolen were not negotiable by otherm
xcept members of the firm.
D. C. LAWYER DROPS SUIT
AGAINST 0. 0. P. LEADERS
BALTIMORE, April 5.-Upon the
order of Eugene O'Dunne, attorney
for Edward A. Ryan, a Washington
attorney, Ryan's $100.000 damage
suit for alleged illegal ejectment and
arrest during the Republican rally
at the Fifth Regiment Armory on
September 27. 1920. was dimmissed
yesterday in the city court. The de
fendants were Galen L. Tait, chair
man of the Republican State central
committee; John J. Hanmon, a local
Republican; former Police Marshal
Robert D. Carter. and Patrolmen Le
roy Eagan and Albert Holland.
Ryan was ejected from the armory
and arrested when, after interrupt
ing the speech of then Senator Hard
Ing. Republican nominee for Presi
dent. he asked if the speaker would
"scrap the League of Nations."
O'Dunne explained the dismissal
of the suit by saying the question
Ryan asked has been settled. Be
sides. he added, the suit was two
years old. It had been called for
trial once, hut Ryan was sick at the
time and could not attend court for
POLICE DOG LEADS OWNER
TO WHERE MATE WAS HID
PHILADELPHIA. April 5.-Fol
lowing a four-day-old trail, through
city streets, Karlo. a trained Ger
man police dog, solved the mystery
of the recent disappearance of
Peggy, a full-blooded animal of the
same breed, who wandered from the
home of their owner.
The trail led to the garage of a
residence near Chew street and Park
avenue. The owner of the house at
first denied any knowledge of the
dog, but later admitted he had taken
the (log and sent it away for safe
Karlo, when given rein, raced
through the streets directly to the
phabetical Crackers on
,me People Are So
an't Eat Them.
don't make the punctuation
They ought to have periods, so
the kids would know when to
Still, the bakers couldn't charge
as much for a comma as they
could for a question mark.
One kid was eating theme
cookies In a hurry and his mother
told hbn not to eat them so fast.
and to wait a while between each
one, but the kid said "I can't; I
haven't got any emficolons left."
Another kid never could learn
to spell. He had all the letters In
the alphabet, but he didn't know
how to routine thapn.
Instead of eating them alpha
betically he ate them just as they
came out of the box.
Ordinarily they come out from
A to Z. but the guy who packed
them in the box never went to
Don't ever eat these cookies in
the dining room. Your table man
ners might be all right, but your
spelling may be bad.
All Agree, However, Result De
pends on General European
By J. RART CAMPBELL.
International News Service.
If Europe will engage in some real
spring "house cleaning" the Genoa
conference may not end in failure. it
was the general opinion among Sena
Senators like Borah of Idaho, John
son of California, La Folette of Wis
consin, and Moses of New Hamp
shire, who are usually outspoken on
European affairs, shied at the ques
tion, "What will happen at Genoa?"
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska.
ranking Democratic member of the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee,
was one of several minority members
favorable to the League of Nations,
who criticised the Administration for
refusing to participate in the confer
Senator Owen of Oklahoma. rank
ing Democratic member of the Sen
ate Banking and Currency Commit
tee, who returned recently from a
six weeks' visit to Europe for the
purpose of studying financial and
econonlic questions there, expressed
the belief that "we have a right to
expect some progress to be made."
although he said "it may take several
Genoa conferences to bring Europe
back to normal.
"At Genoa must be considered the
question of (1) balancing budgets
trhich involves (2) military expendi.
tures. and (3) the emission of printing
press money," said Senator Owen. "I
believe good results will flow from
this discussion. European nations
must discontinue the printing of ir
responsible paper money and stop the
unnecessary expenditures for sol
diers under arms. To accomplish this
they must agree on terms which will
guarantee peace and abate their fears
of each other."
FREED ON CHARGE OF
INSURANCE MONEY THEFT
14peeial to The WashIngton TImes.
ROCKVILLE, Md , April 8.--Al
though Frank Easton, of Silver
Spring. this county, was indicted
by the grand jury recentdy In ses
sion here and charged with enm
bezzling S48 from the Eureka In
surance Company, of Baltimore, the
testimony at his trial in the circuit
court here failed to show that he
withheld any of the company's
money. State's Attorney Thomas
L. Dawson accordingly confessed
to a plea of not guilty and Judges
Peter and Worthington instructed
the jury to bring In a verdict to
that effect, which was promptly
done. Easton was represented by
Attorney John A. Garrett, of Rock
The biennial town election will be
held here the first Monday In May'
to elect a mayor and four members
of the town council to serve two
years. It is understood that all
of the present hoard--Mayor Otis
Linthicum and Councilmen Wash
ington Hicks. Charles G. Holland,
Joseph L. Clagett and Clifford H.
Robinson-will stand for re-elec
Mrs. Ann Pierce Tillum, widow of
Dr. B. F. Tillum, of Chester county,
Pa., died a few days ago at the
home of her nephew, Thomas J.
Lea, near Sandy Spring. this
county, aged nfnety-seven years.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Fannie T. Porter.
FOUND ON ROADSIDE
SAN DIEGO. Cal., April 8.-The
jewels valued at 845,000, reported
lost by Mine. Glalli-Curcl, noted sing
er, at a restaurant at Ban Juan Cap.
ist rano Thursday were found yester
day lIg an automobile express man
and returned to their owner, accord
ing to an announcement made by her
The jewels were found beneath a
tree by the side of the highway be
tweean this ceity nn Los Angeles.
BE CHIEF TOPIC
AT GENOA MEET
Stage Set for Opening of Con
ference-ULoyd George Al
ready on Ground.
By FRANK E. MASON.
Iutersatiesal News bervice.
GENOA, April .-The first great
concerted movement since the world
war to reduce Europe's land arma
ments as a safeguard for interna
tional peace will be undertaken
when the general economic confer
ence of the powers opens here on
Premier Lloyd George, of Eng
land, through whose initiative the
Genoa conference was summoned,
will be the leading spirit in the
movement to cut down the European
armies. The only marked opposi
tion is expected to come from
France and Poland, the former
claiming to fear Germany and the
latter professing to see a military
menace in Russia.
All of the great powers of the
world, with the exception of the
United States. will participate in the
conferenee. Turkey was the only
nation that did not get a formal in
vitation to take part.
The conference promises to rank
In importance a th the Paris peace
conference. Thl In the first time
that the allies have had an oppor
tunity to meet the Russians face to
face in friendly debate over the
great issues which threaten Europe
with chaos and financial ruin.
Problems Before Conference.
Roughly the problems whic-h the
statesmen will try to solve are:
1.-Reduction of land armaments
so as to reduce taxes and cut down
the expenditures of the various gov.
2.-Deflation of currency.
3.-Balancing of budgets.
4.-Reopening of Russia to for
5.-Assistance of Russia and Ger
many with credit on certain condi
6.-Restoration of peace in the
near east where the Greeks and
Turkish Nationalists have been at
watr, so that the near east can be
opened up for commerce and trade.
7.-Creation of general economic
agreements to foster business rela
tions between the former belliger.
Indemnity a Stumbling Block.
Whether German indemnity will
be considered is not known. Pro
mier Poincare has announced that
the French delegation will not per
mit this question to be taken up
On the other hand, the Germans
contend that it will be impossible to
reconstruct Europe commercially
unless their indemnity burden i
lightened. Both the British and
the French have united in the stat.
ment that neither the Versailles
treaty nor any other treaty will bt:
Premier Lloyd George has taken
the Washington conference for his
model and in his opening speech on
Monday he may explode a bot
shell similair to the history-making
speech of Secretary of State Hughes
in opening the Washington contic
WIDOW TO START AGAIN
IN SEARCH FOR LOST SON
NEW YORK. April st.-Mrs. Mdar
Whitaker. widowed mother. whu is
seeking her lost son, Sidney Leroy
Ross. today defied the ill luck which
assailed her on her first start into
the wheat fields of the West, and
is ready to go again in the little
motor car which is her hoime and
main possession, on her search.
Hardly out of sight of New York
last week. Mrs. Whitaker met an
accident. Going down a long hill in
the rain, just outside of Jersey City.
the brakes on her machine failed to
hold. The little car careened off
the road, smashed into a plate,glasm
window, and Mrs. Whitaker landed
in jail. She remained there one
night: then a fine was remitted and
she returned to New. leaving the
automobile in the hands of an in
REPORT ON VLTERANS'
BUREAU IS ATTACKED
CHICAGO. April %-- Declaring
that "the success of the whole cys
tern of vocational training for dim
abled war vetersns still is in the
balance," A. A. Sprague., c'halrman
of the American Legion's rehabilita
tion committee, yesterday asserted
that a recent state'ment by the
United States Veterans' Bureau of
the work it was doing "conveys im
pressions that may be mIsinter
preted or misused."
Sprague said the bureau's state
ment of the work done. signed by
C. Forbes. director, was true, but he
declared that "no statement should
be given out by the veterans' hu-.
reau to the general public which
would give the impression that the
bureau or the Government is a
'benefactor' to the sick and disabled
QUEBEC PRELATES TO
THREE RIVERS, Quebec. April
3.-Roman Catholic authorities are
investigating reports received today
from the parish of St. Cecile that a
mairacle has transpired there.
Abbe .Amee Lamy reported that
drops of blood have fallen from a
crucifix, surmounted by a crown of
thorns, that hangs on the wall of
Dr. Derome, a Montreal analyst,
will be asked to analyze the drops.
tad by mo litan~.
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