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Buy More Ships or Join League
Says Secretary Daniels.
Washington, March 6.-Failure of
the senate to ratify the peace treaty
at this session would mean expendi
ture of $555,000,000 during the next
three or four years to increase the
fighting strength of the United
States navy, Secretary Daniels today
told the house naval affairs commit
tee, in outlining the government's
j>olicy on naval construction.
Because of the delay to the treaty,
Daniels today recommended that 69
vessels, including several large fight
ing ships, be authorized in addition
to the three-year program of 1916,
which has only been about one-third
At the same time he declared that
if the senate definitely decided the
United States shall not be a mem
ber of the league of nations, the na
tion must enter upon a huge con
struction program that will make our
navy "incomparably" the greatest in
all the world.
The program Daniels recommend
ed today calls for an additional ex
penditure for naval construction of
$195,000,000. This, in addition to an
estimated expenditure of $360,000,
000, is necessary to complete the
three-year building program of 1916.
Present plans would call for the com
pletion of this enlarged program by
Daniels made it plain that if the
^United States entered th.e league of
nations, lie would make large reduc
tions in the proposed expenditures
and ask only that the present pro
gram be rounded out by the addition
of some auxiliary craft found essen
tial during the war. About 38 small
craft, without any capital ships,
would be sufficient under these cir
cumstances, Daniels said.
' Present indications are that the
committee will not agree to the in
crease asked by Daniels. By one
member his recommendation was
called "purely academic."
Daniels' point that joining the
league will reduce naval expendi
tures and the burdens on the tax
payers probably will be answered by
the committee making appropriations
only for the continuance of the
three-year building program, Chair
man Butler, of Pennsylvania, said.
Previous plans were made to com
plete this program at the. estimated
cost of $360,000,000 in two years,
hut it is probable, he said, because
of the need for reducing expendi
tures, that it w^ not 'be spread over,
three y??rs ana thus not be com
pleted until 1924. Two of the most
powerful dreadnaughts of the woild
are nearing completion under ^ this
program and it calls festen more big
battleships and six bailie cruisers of
the latest type.
Questions of the committee men
today indicated that they believed
<5reat Britian is desirous of obtain
ing a "gentlemen's agreement" with
the United States to limit naval
armament, regardless of whether the
league of nations is a success. The
statement credited to Sir Auckland
Geddes, newly appointed ambassador
to the United States, that England
does not desire to outstrip this coun
ry in naval construction waa referr
ed to. The belief was expressed by
committee men that England finds
itself unable to finar.ee any large pro
gram of naval extension.
Three years of intensive construc
tion by the United States would give
this country 47 first and second line
.ships as compared with 60 of Great
Britain, Butler said.
Secretary Daniels opposed any
agreement of the sort proposed, de
claring that it would lead to the for
mation of another combination of
powers with the return of the bal
ance of power and inevitably lead to
Speaker Cothran Honored by
Members of the lower house of the
general assembly last night presented
to Thomas P. Cothran of Greenville,
speaker of the house, a beautiful sil
ver pitcher. Few men in the state who
have held this high and responsible
office have ever left the general as
sembly holding so unanimously the
respect, esteem and devotion of Mr.
Cothran. He says he will not be a
candidate for office next summer,
?which brings regret to many people
throughout the state.
Representative Hart of York, de
livered the pitcher in a brief but
happy speech. Words of commenda
tion were spoken by many others in
brief addresses. The speaker respond
ed in a happy manner.
Members of the house also present
ed to each of the young ladies in the
engrossing 'department a beautiful
gold crescent pin, the young ladies
being brought directly in front of the
speaker's stand, where the gifts were
presented by Mr. Hart.
The following resolution by Mr.
Ashley of Abbeville, Mr. Cothran's
Chero-Cola Bottling Plants
now dot the entire Southeast
and Middle West.
Millions of dollars are in*
vested in equipment and thou
sands are employed in its dis
Starting with one plant seven
years ago Chero-Cola has grown in
popular favor until several hundred
Bottling Plants are nov employed in
satisfying its constantly increasing
A pure, "wholesome and delicious
drink, sold only in Bottles to insure
cleanliness and preserve uniformity.
Its growth is proof positive of its
native county, was adopted:
. "It has been my privilege and I
have had the great honor of rep
resenting the county of Abbeville for
six years in the legislature of South
Carolina. Though this period is but
short in period of time, yet it has
been full of great events, and we no
longer meaAire accomplishments by
periods of -^(ie. ??j ^
"The high toned Christian gentle
man who presides over the deliber
ations of this body has been a life
long friend of mine, and I desire to
express very particulaly my admira
tion for him as a man, as a citizen,
as a lawyer ??.nd as a presiding officer.
" Though he left the county that
gave him birth and has gone to
Greenville and has there made him
self a hon e, endearing himself to the
hearts of the people there, yet I know
and believe that he is now and will
ever be faithful to that great county
that I have the honor and privilege
of representing, and though his life
is full now, in that last great day, I
believe that he will have in his heart
a yearning for the 'Red Hills' of Ab
"I wish to be brief, and in these
few words I have but mildly express
ed my admiration, lov e and respect
for the Hon. T. P. Cothran."
The following resolution by Mr.
Wingard of Lexington was also
"That the thanks of this body are
due and are hereby tendered to the
Hon. Thos. P. Cothran, speaker of the
house of representatives, for the very
able, impartial and efficient manner
in which he has presided over our de
liberations. We are deeply apprecia
tive of his knowledge of the rules of
parliamentary procedure. We re
joice in the splendid impartiality of
all his recognitions and rulings. We
are profoundly grateful for the very
expeditious manner in which he has
promoted the work of this body of
legislators. We are satisfied that all
these qualities of head and heart ren
der'him capable to faithfully and suc
cessfully meet and discharge the du
ties of any station in the service of
the public, to which a patriot might
be called. That the thanks of this
body are extended to the speaker pro
tempore, the clerk of the house, the
reading clerk, sergeant at arms and
all other attaches of the house for
the faithful manner in which they
have performed their respective du
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