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Voi.. LXXVIII Xo. 26,403
[Copyright, 1919.
New Vork Tribuno Inc.J
Et^-LloJ^S^?hejrruth: News ? EdifoVigjs^Aft,<?rt1sements
* * #
Rain to-day, much coldcr to-night with
a moderate cold wave. Colder and
gcnerally fair to-morrow
Full Report on Tage 8
5 **? !G.rea,er >>,v York ?nd | IHREE CBXTS
i within commutinj ili(.ta
nnd I I
nce I
>on Woir'tSeek Third Term, Will Write
Lalls l^eague * oes Pygmies"; Lodge Attacks Pact
By Aquitania
In Harbor
5.893 Relurning Troops
Aboard as Lincr Culs
Lord Dufferin in Two
Oue of Crew L'ost;
Patrol Rescues 45
J. P. Morgan, Wifp and
Son Among Notablcs in
Rccord Rhii From Brost
The Cunard V.r.cr Aquitania, xvitli
5,8?3 returnint? troops aboard and
many distinguished paasengers, eut the
gtern off the Canadian Steamship Lord
Dufferin juat aouthwest of Govcrnor's
Tsland yesterday afternoon. The
freighter sank a few minutes latcr in
alx fathons.
The accident cost thc 1 ifo of George
Eperus, forty years old, a fireman on
the Lord Dufferin, whose home waa at
10 James Street, this c!ty. It marred
the finish of a trip in which 'the
Aquitania had Fot a rcw speed rocord
for transport runs bctwecn Rro.-t and
New York.
Approximately eightoen feet of thc
Lord Dufferin'a stern uas severed from
the rest of thc vessel artd shc sank
rapidly. MoFt of thc crew of forty
four and the two cur.toms offic.ers who
were on board jumpcd into thc water.
Life'.ines and prcscrvers were thrqwrt
to them from the deck of the pal.ce
rteamer Patro!, which, '.;;ider Captain
James W. Hallock, performed excqileni
rts'tue vork.
Strong tfide Running
Ceptain J. T. W. Charles, commander
of the Aquitania, declined to make any
ataiement !ast r.ight. It ia known,
howevor, that a t-trong ebb lide was
* <ig at the tijne, about ..'', o'clock,
mat the transport Rochambeau
not far on the other side of the
i he Aquitania's bow swung a-? z\ie
^pproached the Lord Dufferin, at an
chor near the fairway,. and the acci?
dent hanpened so quickly and quietly
*hat few on the Aquitania knew it un
'1 told. There was no wind and a
ight haze.
At the time of the colliiion Richard
Ruger ar.d Joaeph Casaidy, of the Cus
tcrm3 Intelligence Service. were must.er
ing the crew of the Lord Dufferin in
e oiBcers' mess, preparatory to the
i?d departure last r.ight.
rhe Aquitania atood by untH it waa
r,vce: - were plentiful and
tnen procecded to her dock, a- thc
crawded waj not a comfort
ao!e poaition for so large a vessel.
Tr.e ateanier Correction, commanded
Captain Parkinson, aided in pick
[Og up the crew of the Lord Dufferin,
Who were landed at thc Battery. An
Hir.nuiar.ee from the Broad Street hos
PHal waa waiting and Dr. Max Levine
pronour.rr:,! Eperua dead. None of the
^scued crew needed medical atten
Mcrgans Among PassengerH
The^Aquitania brought back a num
n*-r of distinguished persons, amonp;
-nem Lord and Lady Eeading and
tneir party and Mr. and Mrs. J. Pier
PQnt Morgan, with their son, Licutcn
**t Jur.iuH S. Morgan.
Wr. Morgan aaid hc had gone to Ivj
rope fr.r a vacation and that he hadn't
^pt^ \n touch with busineaa affairs
"' - v enough to care to comment.
if there were not prospecta of
?" immir;'M:t and enormous increaae in
?Port trade for America, he aaid:
"You rn.ist remember that thc ifolks
r'er therc haven't got vcry much
m<inr.'' ?) to buv just now."'
Bngadi >.r General Jamea Mitchell,
coimnai ler ( the American a!r forees
? n rranc*, -.;?. the ranking officer on
te Aquitania, whose troops consieted
?nwrely ? ..i 0fficers an<j Mero
*?'Jjf- ? ' '? ' : Mitchell waa on hia
'"'?' '?'? ' ? ' ' ficially at Waahington
? ,",,':;ri ''?' to make any statement,
"? ??? last .." capital.
Krjlag Dog Aboard
?K,'ni '"' '"' *;^<>r:<o pasaengeafi on
^Zr^r;.:'-'," ^ompani?a*Ws
Uarned. ,. enant Kornin
, (" /cebrBggce. Lieutcnaat
htd??; '"' Skippcr haa
?;,.<',, ? r'::'';'"'i on the decki waving
?- \" tha official welcomew,
", the Mi retary;
*'??'??' ??n among ?ho*c
V,'1 ' an and did not
* thfl atrickan
I ' '
WJf-Waga for Ald
m:'T . ' ? ?:.
? Ul*d b< i - utll
igb< .i .m ,.i,
r^ROM January 15 to March 1
?*? may scem only a bi'ief space
of time to most peoplc, but to
former Private Vincent lannonc,
of 672 East 180th Street, it haa
seemed a lifetime. On the former
date lio received his lionorab^c
discharge from the 74th Infantry.
Since then he has becn hunting
daily for work.
Thefc is a sistor partially de
pendent on former Frivate Ian
none in this country, and in Italy
a mother. Rccently hc has Icarned
shc is in desperate straits. That
is the chief reason cach jobless
day seems longer than the last
to the returncd soldier.
lio is a skillcd carpenter and
also has ability as a musician.
But ovcr and abovc his qualifi
cations in these lines former
Frivate Iannone has a consuming
desire for work of any sort.
"1*11 do anything," he said yes
terday. "Only there isn't any?
Earl Rcadiiig
Comes to U. S.
For Farewell
British "^Ambassador Says
WiLsou Has Made Peace
Conforenop Memorable
Lord ("nicf Justice Earl Reading,
British Ambassador to the United
States, who arrived on the transport
Aquitania yesterday and went lo Wash
ington last night, said, while 'in Ncw
York, that his visit to the United
States is in the nature of an affce
tionate farowel? before rusuming the
) dutres of the Chief Justi?eship.
Earl Reading expressed confidenc?
| that, "whatever may happen, the Paris
peace conference will ovcr bc memo
'?? rab!e for the part taken by your Frc -;
' ident and for the covenant o? tbo
j league of nations as drafted by tho
, representatives of the nations afssem
bled there."
The British Ambassador was .not in
; the best of health, keeping to his room
until just before the boat docked and
| using a cane.
Be&ides Lady Reading, he was ac
companied by Sir Grimwood Mears,
whose evidences of German atrocities
in Belgium formed part of the foim
dation of the Bryce report; Brigadier
General Charlton, (.'. B., C. M. G., D,
S. 0., and Captain Guy Portman.
Brigadier General Charlton goes to
Washington as an air attachd of the
British Embassy. He was for a time
Director of Air Organization for Eng
land. and has just complcted fifteen
months as commandcr of the Air Force
Brigade in France.
The Ambassador's Statement
Baron Reading's statement follows:
"It is with great pleasure that I
find myself for the fourtb. time since
the war in the United States and
about to resume my duties in Wash?
ington as British Ambassador. When
I left for England in August of last
year my intention was to stay there
only a few weeks. At that time the
Kreat counter offo.nsive of Marshal
Foch had becn successfully begun, but
it had not yet suf'icicntly developed
for us to apprcciate the. full effects
of the plan of eonlinuous hammcr
strokes which eventually smashed Ger?
man militarism and gave complete vic
touy to the associated powers.
'The rapidly changinjr situation in
Europe led to repeated postponcments
of my intendod return to Washing?
ton.. Events of cardinal importance
sueceeded cach other so quickly that
to soine degree the pivot of Anjrlo
Amcrican cooperation shifted from i
Washington to Paris and London. At
thia time the future military movy.j
nxents of the Allios were largely do
pvtidcttt upon the uninterrupted trirasxJ
porf of your great army to Europe.
2,000,000 Amcrlcans Transport ed
"Somc 2,000,000 American troop* ]
had already becn safely conveyed
acros* the Atlantic in spite of the Ger?
man Hubmarines by your ships and
ours, cscorted by your and our navies,
A programme had becn arranged
which asBured tho eonlinuous arrfvAl
of lurw additional American forces I
for n .. - i mon I ? l ?< com< had not the !
G'-n-i'/: made their rcqucsl foi an |
"'??<? these ?,!<?? Kip of yours i
and (mii ;ii - ? ? ing ihc Atlantic
brtflging back to you tho i who had
hrcii <> ready t-> sacrifice all foj tlu
ffrcat cause, No longer I ?'?<<? esoort
*>f o'jr navics required, foi ; ?? Gor
rnan iiubmarinc ha? bcon driven <>iF the
"Afi'-r tM" torma ol the nrmittic4
had h'-' n t'1'"! by the aesociated pow
* i-h, riiri'i ib< n*v thsl your Presioant
?//<.,iji?) m it Kurop< foi I ;-> pui i" ?>? of
jtUn'i'p; (h( !?' k ? conference.
"li ! h< n In ? umi n v duty, us H wsn
n y ni * ?? il?." . '" ?? ? ? ? arrivnl and
t', r#main in England durlng hla viiit,
Continued on page four
oat Owners
fckMig Peace;
Conference at .'* o'Clock To
day Expected lo Knd La
bor Troubte ia Harlem
Wilson Is Appmlcri To
. i
Coimsel for Kmployrrs Ad
mits Macy Award Unfair:
Ofifcrs Raise in Wages
The Marine Workers' Affiliation yes?
terday voted to declaro a general rtrike
of harbor workers effcctive to-night,
and then, at the request of Paul
Bonynge, counsekfor the. boat owners,
tablcd the strike order to permit con
sidcratijon of an offer of settlcment
from the opcrators. This offer will he
submittod to the affiliation at 5 o'clock
this afternoon.
Unofflcially it is statcd it. will con
sist of an offer ol* an increase in wages
of not more than ID pcr ccnt and a re
quest that the unions join with the
operators in forming a pcrmanent joint
board to settle all qucstions, including
hours, now in dispute or that may
arise. In making it it is understood
the operators. while insisting that the
cight-hour day is impracticable, will
cxpress a dcsire to work out some
schemc whercby tho hours of the men
may be shortened and something liko
pprmancnt peace brought to the port,
Admits Award Is Unfair
Mr. Bonynge admittecl that tho Macy
award was unfair to the men and ex?
pressed a willingness on the part of
the boat owners to grant as a matter
of justice. the increase in wages Mr,
Macy denied.
Thomas L, Delahu'vty, president of
tfcfl affiliation, asked Mr. Bonynge what
lio was prepared to offer. He replied:
"A 10 per cent increase."
"Well," said Dclahunty, "you wi!i
have to cdme again. That will nol
satisfy the men, and you will have to
bc prepared to concede, the eight-hour
day. Thcy insist on that, and they
won't be moved."
Mr. Bonynge expressed a dcsire for
time'to consult his clients and get their
Dutch to Hold Army
To Protvvt Territory
j ONDON, Peb. 28.?It is neces
* J sary to hold thc Dutch army
ready against any effort to anncx
Dutch territory, thc Dutch Min
ister of War declared in an ad
dress to-day to thc Second Cham
ber, according lo a Central Newa
dispatch from Thc Hague. Hc
said disarmament at present
would bc dangerous.
Unions Galled
In Conf ercnce
To Savc Beer
PVation-Widc Congress of
Federated 1 ,abor Sum
moned by New York Body
To the accompaniinent of much in
flammatory oratory and al least one
exhortation for the workers of the na
tion to overthrow tho present govern
ment, thc Central Federated Union at
its meeting last night adopted reso
lutiona calling a convetition nt Atlantic
City on thc second Monday in June for
thc purpose of dcclaring n gcneral
3trike against prohibition on July 1.
All the other Central Federated
Uniohs of thc nation will be requested
to send dofegates to thc Atlantic City
convention, which will be hold at thc
same time as tlic meeting of thc Amer
ican Federatiqn of Labor thcre.
It was announced that alrcady 400,
000 workers of Ncw York City had
informod tlic Central Federated Union
hcrc of their intention of walking out
on July 1, if prohibition were actually
put into effect.
Many Unions in I'ighh
Among the unions which have made
this decision, Ernest Rohn. secretary
of the Central Federated C iion an
nour.ced, are the building trades,
cigar makers, metal trades, shoe
makcrs, engineers, firemen, paintcrs,
hatters and many others,
The average person docs not appt
ciate, Edward Hanna, president of the
Central Federated Union, announced,
thc serious situation in labor circles
brought about by impending prombi
"Any one familiar with labor move
ments," hc said. "knows that we are
Senate Leader
Insists Leagne
Is StrifeMaker
Lodge Wanls "Binding and
Shackling" Peace With
Enomy as the First Move
Galleries Applaud Wildly
Challenges Statement That
World's Best Intellects
I'Yamrd Paris Covenant
Meiv York Tribun*
Waahington flure.au
WASHINGTON, 1-eb. 28.?Far from
safeguarding the peace of the world.
tho constitution of the league of na
tions, as now drafted, would c;ij?onder
misunderstandings and strife, Senator
Henrv Cabot Lodge, of Massachusetts,
said to-day in a Bpeech in the Senate.
Httchcock AKacks "Sun"
The address of (he Republican floor
leader led to a spirited debate in
which the rrisli and Japaneso qucstions
werc aired and a bitter attack was
made by Senator Hitchcock. of Nc
braska, on the New York "Sun" for
an article in this morning's issua of
that paper regarding the White Housc
dinner of Wcdr.esday r.ight and tho
effect of the E'resident'a explanation
of Ihe league of nations on the gena
tora and Reprc3cntativcs who lieard
Mr. Hitchcock dcnied the President
had said the fate of Ircland was n
matter for England alone to docide,
bul admitted Mr. Wilson had disponed
of a reference to tlie Irish question
by saying intcrnal and domestic ques?
tion-; were not a concern of the league.
As regards .Tapan, Senator Hitch?
cock said a "mighty effort" by Japa
liose delegatca at tlie ncaec confer
enca had failcd to obtain recognition
of their claims for race equality.
Senator Lodge interrupted the chair
man of the Fdreign Relaticns Com
mittee several limes to dcfen<l his po
sition, and the debate was prolonged
until tlie end of tlie "morning hour."
Galleries Ordered Cleared
Crowcls packed the galleries to hear
Senator Lodge's speech, and so fre
Wihon Due Here at 8:30P. M. Tuesday
t &
^TASHINGTON, Feb. 28. ?? Preparations for President Wilson'a
return to France were completed to-day at the White House.
He will sail on thc transport George Washington. Wednesday morn
ing, after speaking Tuesday night on the league 61 riations with
formcr President Taft. in New York.
The President will leave Washingtori on a special train Tuesday
afternoon after thc adjournment of Congress and will stop for an
hotir and a half at Philadelphia to see his daughter, Mrs. Sayre, and
his new grandson. He will reach New York at 8:30 in thc evening,
and after speaking will go directly aboard thc transport to pass the
The close of Congress will find the President at the Capitol sign
ing legislation. He will go direct from the Capitol to the train,
leaving Washington about 2 p. m.( and will have lunch and dinner on
the train.
Strikere Cut
Assembly Of f
From Berlin
Situation Steadily Growe
More Mpiiaoin*;; Sovietg
Aggressive in Demands
By William C. Dreher
New York Tribung
Speeial Cable Servieo
?> npyrlght, IfUP, Now Vorfc Tribune lm i
BERLIN, Feb. 27. Thc gravity of
the intcrnal German situation has been
visibly accentuated within the last
twenty-four hours. Weimar, scat of
the National Assembly, is now com
plctely iaolated exeept to .thc south.
The general strike has spread to Leip
zig and the neighboring towna, and
railway cbnnections botween Berlin
and Weimar are broken. The strikes at.
Erfurt and Gotha have cut communica
tions westward,
The politieal character of thc move
ment is furthcr emphasized by thc Sol
' diers' and Workmen's Council at Lc;p
zig, which declared that in proclainiing
! the general strike it aimed to strike
a blow against the govcrnment and for
immediate socialization of industry.
The Erfurt strikers issued a similar
? pronounccment and also demanded full
| recognition of thc Soldiers' and Work?
men's Councila and abrogation of the
government's action locking toward res
toration of military authority.
I'nrest in Army Menacing
It is growing daily more evident,
however, that the spirit of insubor
dination in the remnants of the old
army is assuming dangerous propor
tions. Thus, at Chemnitz yesterday
the Soldiers' Council called a general
meeting and voted to dismiss all of
: ticers of the Chemnitz garriaon because
Kurt Eisner's murderer waa an officer.
A dangerous movement is also re
: ported in thc ranks of the so-called
; republican guard in Berlin, which was
, organized to defend the govcrnment
from Spartacide attacks. It is as
1 serted the guarda are becoming im
; preg.nated with the Spartacide spirit
and it is feared they will converl
| themaelves into a "Red Guard."
The Spartacus movement has also
been revived at Hamburg, where a
great maas meeting was held yester?
day to promote agitation against the
govcrnment. Thc Spartacides are
i growing more active at Berlin, scat
tering leaflets and dc?ai.ding a gen
i eral politieal strike with the slogan
' "Dbwn with the Constituent Assem
'? bly, down with Ebert, Scheidemann and
Socialist Organ Aggressive
The Independent Socialist organ.
"Die Freiheit," adopts an exceedingly
aggressive and provocative tone in an
attempt to add i'uel to the flames of
; discontent. It begins to-day's leader
; thus:
"In all scctions of Germany's great
economic structures flames are leaping.
; The old rotten building is cracking in
i all its joints and it is perhaps only a
I queation o? days when it will fall in
: a crash."
The cditor continues 10 say it. is the
j decp-seatcd social conflict that presses
j the weapon of the strike into the hands
I of the proletariat and heaps ridicule
' upon the Constituent Assembly for its
efforta to adopt a constitution. The
paper says all strikers of other centres
are now appcaling to thc Berlin work
j men with burning impatience and are
j expecting cooperation and support.
Meanwhile, the economic situation in
Berlin is growing more precarious
daily. At a meeting of thc Rerlin
Workmen's and Soldiers' Council yes?
terday Chairman Mueller, Independent
Socialist, said danger exists that Ber?
lin in a very short time will be without
ccal, electricity and light.
All Central Germany
In Grip of Strikes:
Large Cilies Isolutetl
BERLIN, Feb. 27 i By The Associatei
Press). Central Germarry is now in
the throes of a wideapread politieal
strike affecting largo parta of Saxony,
Thuringia nnd Anhalt. No disorder\
however, have been reported, and from
unaffected centres likc Dresden and
from thc edges of thc strike rogion th ?
auihorities are exerting eveivy effort fco
restore normal conditions.
Thc Mmistcr of thc luicrior. it is
declared in authoritnive circlea, has
ordcred n aystomatic houao to house
scarch in Berlin for hiddon wcapona
and munltlona to begin March I. (iov
Continucd on puge four
League Means
iiin for Us,
Cry Germans
Press Incensed Because
Teutons Have No Voice
in Drafting of Proposal
By Joseph G. Saxe
Htw York Tribuno
Special Cable Serviee
""'"' 6 ' H'19, N'ew l'o.-fc Trlbune \rc.)
UUSSELDOR-P, Feb. S-l. The drafi
of the league of nation3 had a had re
ception in Germany, which now re
garda herself as a kind of skeleton at
a feast. The press of all parties con
tcnds the league of natlons is a piece
of treachery that lcaves out In the
cold or relcgates to the position of
Cindc!.-b)ln a nation of as great im
portance as Germany. The press main
tains that the league car.not possibly
guarantee permanent peace to the
tvorld and nocessarily carries in it tho
seeds of its own destruction.
Germany, the papera contcnd. cannol
easily resign herself to being withheld
from a share in drafting the scheme
and having at best only the opportu
nity to take or leave it as it may be
presented to the Germanp eople.
Regarding the draft itself, section 7.
in particular, is an eyesore to the Ger
man3. They contend that it violates
the prineiple of the equality ofnations.
Sees Germany Isolated
These conditions, in conjunction with
section 3,.providing for the constitu
tion of an executive council, are in
tcrpreted By the Germans as amount
ing to the absolute hegemony of Ger
many's present enemies and as being
in fact not a league of nations at all.
but a continuation ofijthe anti-German
pclicy of encirclement and isolation ef
Professor Schuccking. vice-president
of the German League of Nations So
ciety, suggests joint action by Ger?
mans and neutrals in a demand to be
consulted in the drafting of the
Exception also is taken to scctions
lG?and 17, which provide for penalties,
especially economic boycott, in the case
of a nation that may not eVen belong
to the league.
Regarding limitation of armaments,
the reference to the undesirability of
the private production of munitions
and war material has provoked many
sneers at the supplies privately manu
factured in America for the Entente
i during the period of American neutral
ity. The reference to international so
? cial and labor legislation is regarded
as altogether inadequate and i'utile.
The more aggressh e organs of Ger?
man opinion declare that a league is
i simply a scheme devised to stabilize
[ and perpetuate Anglo-Saxon dominion
| of the world. while France, Italy and
Japan are allowed to assist, with the
r.eutrals and liberated nations admitted
as customers.
Terms Taine Pan-Germans
The revised armistice terms have
! somewhat tamed tho spirit of the pan
j Germans out for international mis
! chief making. Still there is 110 lack
i of covert attempts to set the entente
1 nations against each other apropos
of the league draft. France, the Ger?
mans say, is called unon to sacrifice
her liberty cf action and exchange a
doubtfu! guarantee for the fruits of
The press insinuates that America
and England are neglecting France in
favor of Germany because it is to
the Anglo-Saxon nations' business in
terests to see an economically strong
This crooked argument is intended
to dish up to France the pct sugges
tion that instead of vainly trying to
rival Germany'a economic power by
annexations and amputations of Ger?
man territory and thus become a part
ner in the Anglo-Saxon economic
truBt, she would act much mbre wisely
by joining harids with Germany.
ShelJ Depol Wreck Kills L3
< OPENHAGEN, Feb. 28. At leaat
thirtecn pcrsona ware kiiled and hvwy
injured 1>^ the collap.se of part of a
munitions depot ncar Cologne, ficeord
ing to h dispntcn from Borlin, The
depot had heen used for storing -12
centimetra Bhells,
2-Terni Li
Is Wise, Says
Waiits lo Say Just What
He Thinks of Some of
League's Opponents
Can't Relieve Mind
While in Office
Uses Langtiage So Strong
Democratic <lomiiiittee
men Won't Otiole Hini
By Cartor Field
\.r?- York Tribune
Washinglon Bureav
WASHIMGTON, Feb. 28. Presidenl
Wilson to-day told members of the
Democratic National Committee that
he would not be a candidate for re
election in 1920. Aftcr March 1, 1921,
he informed tlie Democratic leaders in
a talk after a luncheon at the White
House, he will turn his attention to
writing liistory.
The statement, which was derlared
by members of the committee to be a!>
solutely flal and unequivocal, was
drawn out by their aasumption that
Mr. Wilson would aeerpt another nom
inal ion.
fi is a good thing, the Presidenl told
the committeemen, that custom pei
mita only two terms to a Presidenl
Were it longer, he. pointedjout, a man
might not be able to stand<;. He -
preased the view that, no mattor what
might be said in attacks on the PreE
dent, there was always a feeling of
shock on the part of the public if the
Presidenl in defence should attack his
lears He Might Bural
Remaining in office with this or! of
muzzle unon him, he said, would natu
rally fil] any man occupying the office
of President so full of "gas" -several
of his auditors used the samc words in
quoting the Presidenl on this that he
would burst if he did not get relief. ,
And this relief the President expects
to get, he told his hcarers with some
grimness, when he yuits ofliee. In
writing the history of these times the
President said he would have to search
through the dictionary to fmd words
capable of expressing his iden* abou
some or the men nbw opposing the
league of nations. He spoke to-day o;
their "pygmy minds," and used lan?
guage so strong that several said they
did not wish to quote him.
The President declared he had not
been discouraged by the results of t ?..
election last November, despite his ap
peal to the country to elect a Demo?
cratic House and Senate. He said many
of the men who were defeated g< :
what was coming to them.
Republics Are I'ngrateful
He softened this statement after
ward by discussing at some Iength the
tendenciej in republics, pointing out
that frequentiy, just after big reforrr.s
have been put into efTect which the
pubjic has not had a chance to bceome
accustomed to, there is such a rcsent
ment against s*me of the men who hnd
a hand in bringing them abou' that
many are defeated.
Tho President repeated his opin on
that the greatest of the men who sat
around the peace table at Parij was
Premier Venizelos of Grecce.
Sceming to fear an cagerncss on the
part f)f the Democratic committeemen
to make the league of nations a parti
san issue, the Presidenl urged them on
their return home to get in touch with
the leaders of the Republican statfl
committee"., with a view to having them
indorse, if possible, the league of na?
tions constitution.
This would have the effect, he
pointed out, of taking discussion of
the league entirely out of politics,
which he would very much likc to do.
If the Reoublican committees should
refuse to indorse the league, howevei,
and should att..-mpt. to make a pai
tight against it. then the President in
dicated that, as a Democrat, he wou'd
welcome the issue.
Piez Quits Ship Board;
Coonlev AIso to Re^ign
Speeial Gorrcapon
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 28.?Charlen
Piez, director general of the Emergency
Fleet Corporation, announced I
that he had resigned. his action to tak??
etTeet May i. At the'aame time, H waa
aaid that lloward Ooonley, vice-prasi
dent in charge of administration, will
rcaign about the end of April. and rc
turn to hia dutiea as president of'tha
Wadsworth Manufacturjng Company, la
Mr. Piez, who is presidenl of th#
Liuk Belt Company, of Chlcago and
Philadolphia, and an officer of many
other corporationa, will make hia hand
quartera in Chicago. II.. said he would
Btrongly urge that the offleea of th#
Roet corporation be kept hcre for at
least another yean.

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