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Netvs: Local? State. National W. F. Deegan's Election as 1st Vice-Commander at Albany Convention Now Appears Certain Wade H. Hayes Refuses to Permit Legionnaires to Act as Watchers at the Special Election The American Legion Editor of The Tribune will attend the state convention at Albany and cover In detail the deliberations of that ?body. Albany will be the center of interest ?to members of the American Legion in Wew York State during the next three days, the occasion being the annual department convention, at which it is more than probable new legislation of great importance will be enacted. A total of 310 delegates and 310 al? ternates will sit at the convention, * sixty-two of that number representing the first and second state districts? comprising New York, Bronx, Rich? mond, Kings, Queens, Suffolk and Nas? sau counties. This group is united, it is said, on several questions that are to come up before the convention, two of them concerning the election of offi? cers. To begin with, a determined effort Is to be made to elect William F. Dee gan, chairman of Bronx County, as first state vice-commander. In addi? tion to the sixty-two votes from the first and second districts, it is be? lieved that Deegan will have those from the district comprising Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and West chester counties, which will bring his total to eighty-seven. His splendid record with the Legion also assures a strong support elesewhere, and his election is almost certain. Thomas F. Ward, commander of the 106th Infantry Post, of Brooklyn, tho largest unit in the state, is a candi? date for state comamnder, and will re? ceive substantial backing from the southern counties. However, it is prob? able that a candidate from Western New York will be so honored this year. State commander Wade H. Hayes, who is retiring with honors, will be a candidate for delegate-at-large to the national convention in Cleveland this month, and his strength is unques? tioned. Another possibility as his suc? cessor is Hamilton Fish, who likewise will likely be chairman of the state delegation to Cleveland. A recom? mendation is to be made, however, that the new state commander and adju ?tant be chairman and secretary, re? spectively, of the national delegation. Several new announcements were made yesterday regarding the pro? gram for the Albany meeting. Not only will National Commander Frank? lin d'Oller attend, but a fellow guest of honor will be Past National Com? mander Henry D. Lindsley. This is the first time they have both attended the same state convention. Russell E. Sard, past state com? mander, will present the state organi? zation with a stand of colors Major General John F. O'Ryan will be a speaker in place of Major Gen? eral Leonard Wood, who originally was scheduled to appear. Delegates will find representatives of the War Risk Insurance, Federal Board for Vocational Training and the Public Health Service offices on hand to instruct them. No Veterans at Polls An effort by the Honest Ballot Asso? ciation, through its acting director, J. D. Sears, to have members of the American Legion volunteer?with their oflScers* consent?to act as watchers at the polls on September 16, the day for the special elections, has met with a prompt rebuff from State Commander Hayes. The association first sought the con? sent of the county chairmen to put through this project, but were re? ferred to state headquarters. What Commander Hayes replied has not been revealed, but it is known that it Your Checking Account > Vacation over, "why not take up the mat? ter of your checking account.? If you have none in N?ew York ?or if you are not sat? isfied with your present arrangements, let us dis? cuss the matter with you. FULTON TRUST COMPANY OF NEW YORK tar Ftdmrat JU??nw i 149 Broadway FISHERMEN Mosquito bites sure take ?the joy out of an outing, unless soothed by BAUME ANALG?SIQUE BENGU? >m*\\mmam?m?C+.M.'r4 ?m?m&lMfme&L A 9tm?g H?mtym? aidde tt* the aasy ?Ma~!at*r*?O?0 aon?unc?m?nt* ?nder th* ?^w?^?J5^^^iot0-^ . Mrs. Julia W. Wheelock Legion Twice Honors Mrs. Julia W. Wheelock, com? mander of Barbara Frietchie Post of the American Legion, has been chosen treasured of the New York County organization, a del? egate to the state convention at Albany, and in alfcprobability will be a delegate to the national con? ference at Cleveland. She was a delegate last year to both the state and national meetings. As president of the Barbara Frietchie Post, Mrs. Wheelock has been a leader in Legion affairs, and her appointment as treasurer has been fully indorsed by her comrades. was brief and to the point. The Le? gion will not take over the job. New York Leads Nation ?, A source of great gratification to 'Legionnaires should be the fact that the New York Department has passed all other states and territories in the matter of membership and consequent? ly will have the largest delegation at Cleveland. Last year there were 45,717 members in New York. On August 28, 1920, there were 72,920, and about 2,000 have been added since then. That gives the state a representation of seventy-eight?seventy-three delegates and five delegates-at-large. Illinois, which was leading a month ago, is now second, far back, and Pennsylvania is third. Massachusetts, which held the post of honor last year, is in fourth place. Political Restriction Doomed Apropos of the refusal of Com? mander Hayes to ask New York Le? gionnaires to watch at the polls, which is forbidden by the Legion constitu? tion as it now is written, a statement sent out by the American Legion Weekly is interesting. This reads in part: "The attitude which the Legion will take toward politics and political can? didates will be one of the paramount issues to be raised at the national convention. Strong sentiment through? out the country in favor of amending the political restrictions clause in the constitution of the Legion is the most striking feature of a nation-wide sur? vey just completed. ''The sentiment is widespread that a too narrow interpretation of the present clause will work injury to the Legion by excluding it from participa? tion in public affairs. Many prominent members believe the existing clause should stand as it is, but that a more liberal interpretation be agreed upon." Attention is called to action taken by Indiana, which adopted a resolution to the effect that each post in the state should obtain and disseminate data regarding the stand taken by members of the Legislature and other public officials on all matters pertaining to the welfare of the Legion. Further at? tention is directed to the statement by Commander d'Olier, in a message to Basil Stockbridge, commander of the Georgia Department, concerning a fight the Legion there had been waging against Thomas E. Watson, candidate for United States Senator. Command? er d'Oiiet said: "Members of the American Legion of Georgia owe it to themselves and to the memory of fallen comrades to use the full power of their ballot to keep out of public office any official P.P.C Printing Fa?s?s Any rectan?gular half-tione is csdled square, whether it is geo? metrically ?square or not. When the background is cut away, it is called a silhouette. When a part of the background fades away, the plate is called a vignette. Now, vignettes are difficult to make and require unusual care and skill to be properly printed. Moreover, only a high grade of coated paper should be used for vignette print? ing. Ten years ago this style of engraving was more popular than it is to-day. It has its legitimate ! sphere, but there is nothing in ! herently beautiful in the vignette merely because it is a vignette. Publishers Printing Company 213 West 25th Street Telephone Chelsea 7840 or individual, regardless of party, whose record during the war was dis? loyal or unpatriotic. This can be done without conflict directly or indirectly with either the letter or spirit of our constitutional restrictions against partisan political activity." Appeals for War Orphans Arthur Woods, chairman of the Na? tional Americanism Commission, Room 621, Hotel Pennsylvania, has issued an appeal to the Legion to adopt more trench war orphans, The cost is $75 a year, and each post is asked to adopt at least one. Checks may be sent either to Chairman Woods or to the National Treasurer of the Legion at Indianapolis. POST ACTIVITIES Woodhaven Post will hold its next meeting on September 20. James Pasta, post commander, who will be a delegate to the Albany Convention, will report back to the post at that time. Walter Heckman Post will resume activities on Monday evening, at the Valcour Club, 1906 Bathgate Avenue, the Bronx. The auxiliary will meet at the same time. "Fossil" Cataracts Found Falls in Adirondack? Dried Up Centuries Ago "Fossil" cataracts, so-called, have been identified in the northeastern part of the Adirondack Mountains. They dried up thousands of years ago, when the great ice sheet of the glacial period withdrew from the northeastern part of the United States and from eastern Canada to the Arctic regions, where it gathered its forces. These cataracts were in a stream that emptied a gla? cial lake that since has vanished, which covered a forked area in the valley of the east brance of the Au Sabio River. ! The front of the glacier dammed the waters melting from the ice and prevented their outlet north, but they were able to flow in a channel extending south for nine miles through depres? sions now not occupied by any impor? tant streams. It is in these channels that the "fossil" cataracts are found. Some must have been impressive falls, for they existed long enough to gouge out large plunge basins, now represent? ed at their base by small ponds. The streams which now occupy these pre? historic channels are too small ever to have produced this effect. ? Detroit News. Huerta Urges IL S. Support as Aid to Mexico Recognition of the Legality of Present Government and Its Actions Called Best Way to Help Country Indemnity the Only Issue Provisional Executive Says Protection of American Life Now Being Extended By Georg?e E. Hyde Special Cable to The Tribune Copyright. 1920, New York Tribune Inc. MEXICO CITY, Sept. 8.?Provisional President de la Huerta, at a luncheon given to the foreign correspondents, yesterday, said that the best way for the United States to assist Mexico would be "by recognizing the legality of the present government and the legality of its actions and legislations." Asked whether he considered the recognition of Mexico by the United States an essential to the life of the Mexican government, he said: "Well, we are still living." He added, how? ever, that it is incumbent upon the United States to state whether she de? sires to be friendly to Mexico. De la Huerta said he considered that the only international question between the United States and Mexico was the indemnity for damage suf? fered by her citizens and the protec? tion of American life and property, which is now being extended. He said that the oil question was not inter? national, being simply the result of erroneous information given by oil producers to the American government and public, making them believe that Mexico was attempting to confiscate vested rights of Americans in Mexico. Admires Wilson The President commented on Sen? ator Harding's statements regarding Mexico, saying he considered these "imperialistic." He eulogized Presi? dent Wilson, whom he termed the greatest man of the present day, but said he had made a few slight mis takes in policy regarding Mexico. Ho declared he considered President Wil? son's work the only thing which has saved the United States from ar ever whelming revolution. Huerta indicated that the single tax idea is more the tendency than the im? mediate intention of the government and that ?taxes would eventually be arranged with this end in view. He said that what he considered the most important question facing the government at the present time was the industrial situation. "Social evolution is inevitable all over the world," he said. "Any gov? ernment attempting to obstruct this evolution is due for a cataclysm, and the only way to avoid this is for the government to direct this evolution. Mexico has been prepared for this evolution by revolution and will di? rect developments along peaceful lines because the tendencies of the govern? ment and the tendencies of labor are parallel." De la Huerta said he did not be? lieve that labor problems would de? velop revolutionary tendencies in Mex? ico, in view of the attitude of the gov? ernment, which was showing advanced tendencies. He had not expected that he would have the ability to conclude necessary legislation during his tenure of office, but had merely hoped to be able to start things along the right lines. He said the several factions represented by each of the parties in Congress were sympathetic to this pro? gram and he was confident of its suc? cess. Held in Security Theft Former Brokers' Secretary Ac? cused of Receiving Stolen Bond Robert Moorhcad, of 255 West Ninety-fifth Street, was arraigned yes? terday before Magistrate Schwab, in the Tombs court, charged with crimi? nally receiving a stolen Liberty bond worth $5,000. The bond is alleged to be a part of the $100,000 securities stolen last February from the officer of Deering & Deering, 135 Broadway, for which several arrests hr.ve been made. Moorhead was held in $5,000 bail for a hearing next Monday. He was arrested at his home Tues? day night by Detectives Brown and Mayer. Formerly, it is said, he was employed as a secretary by the broker? age firm of Smith & Co., at 7 Pine Street, and prior to that was in the em? ploy of the Carnegie Trust Company. He is charged by the detectives with having received the bond on September 4 from Claude Lasell, now under ar? rest in Philadelphia on a charge of grand larceny and burglary. SPECIAL REDUCTIONS tn Men's High Grade Shoes Lasts and patterns exclusively our own designs Wh?tehouse & Hardy BROADWAY at 40? STREET NEW YORK METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE BUILDING John David Presents Celebrated Stein-Bloch Suits For Autumn Ranging In Price From $45 To $90 Superior Suits At Prices No Higher Than Those Asked For Inferior Sorts?That Remains The Central And Con? trolling Principle Of This Business. We Are Proud To Be Known As Purveyors Of The Smartest Manhattan Bred Fashions, But We Are Even Prouder To Be Sought As Givers Of Exceptional Value, Be It A Suit Or A Shirt, A Top Coat Or A Top Hat. Make Unsparing Comparisons Before You Buy. We Thrive On Them EXCLUSIVE-, BOT NOT EXPENSIVE- ^ Garcia Drives Officials Of Colima to Mountains Contention TTiat He Was Elect? ed Governor Disputed by State Legislature Special Cable to The Tri&tm? Copyright, 1920, New York Tribune Inc. MEXICO CITY, Sept. 8.?Alvarez Garcia, who saya, he was elected Gov? ernor of the State of Colima, has de? posed the Governor and State Legisla? ture there, and they are now reported to bo fleeing to the hills? Garcia contends that his party elect 'ed its entire ticket. The old Legisla? ture also contended it was re?lected and refused to recognize Garcia as Governor or yield the seats in the Legislature to Garcia's partisans. Pro? visional President de la Huerta has been asked to intervene, but has or? dered an investigation before acting. Numerous strikes are breaking out in all parts of the country. Two thou? sand farmhands on a large estate in Michoacan have taken over the prop? erty and expressed their intention of forming a soviet. Other landlords in Michoacan have become alarmed and appealed to the capital for aid. -? Third Arrest Is Made In $200,000 Bond Theft Another arrest was made yesterday in the investigation into the alleged theft of railroad bonds valued at $200, 000 from the mails. Two men already had been apprehended, one of whom is said by the police to have confessed. The third prisoner is Aaron Still, a negro, twenty-seven years old, of 42 West 136th Street, who was arrested by Detectives Browne and Newman, of Police Headquarters. The detectives say they found a package in Still's horn?? containing postage stamns valued at $542. James Johnson, mail truck driver, who had been employed by the postoffice at Thirty-third and Eighth Avenue for fourteen months, waa arrested several days ago as a result of several thefts, which, besides the bonds, included jew? elry. Thaddeus Starkey was implicated, and-it was he who confessed, ttu^dti. say. Both men are negrota. 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This unspoken confidence in U3 is noteworthy because in ?the great majority of cases when a man decides to have us settle his estate he tells us about it. The above figures probably indicate ?that a very considerable number of New Yorkers have likewise?? confidently and quietly-?planned for a Columbia Trust Company Executorship. In expressing our appreciation we would like to ?pass on tb/'s thought for what it is worth: We do not give legal advice?that is your lawyer's province* But on the business side of settling estates we ?are often able, from' long experience, to make practical suggestions?which may^ prove valuable now and later on. In other words, whether you have made your will or not, we believe you may find it well worth while to -talk with us informally .and confidentially. A Vice-President or Manager in charge at any one of our offices is always glad to confer with you?without obligation on your part. 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