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Citizens Oppose Forcing of
Marches Upon Return
ing Soldiers.
Memorial Organization Sends
Letter to Adjutant-General
Jo Lane Stern.
Rrv. H. I). C. Maclachlau, 1). I)., to
Prcarh Against Further "Hikes"
by Men in lUchniond.
In view of the wave of indignant
protest and the many adverse crltl
cihms from Richmond people of al!
classes, the parade of the Three Hun
dred and Seventeenth Infantry . and
Companies I- and M of the Three Hun
dred and Eighteenth Infantry, sched
uled for Thursday of this week, will
undoubtedly be called off.
Firct to go on record as an organi
zation in requesting that no more
parading of home-coming troops take
plare Is t)*,ta Hollywood Memorial As
sociation, t|S\f of the oldest and most
Influential {organizations in Richmond.
' Ttie ^*?esd?l,itiori Kent u letter to |
AdJutRu-General Ji> I~ui?* Stern yes
terday, urging that he intercede in
behalf of the association.
The text of the letter to the chief ;
marshal of the two parades follows:
"My Dear General,?At a meeting to
day the Hollywood Memorial Associa- i
tion sends an earnent request to you 1
asking you to call off any parading of I
our soldiers, such as occurred yoster- |
day. If we are not addressing the one i
in authority, will you kindly send on !
your request to the proper person?
"Very respectfullv.
"Itccording Secretary."
Opponed I'nrnde at Stnrt.
"I begged then) not to have a parade
at the first meeting of the home-com
ing committee.' said Mrs. Randolph
labt night, commenting on the action
of the Hollywood Memorial Associa
tion. "I knew the boys didn't want to
parade. I wanted them to have an
oJd-faBhioncd picnic In Capitol Square, I
with Brunswick stew, old Virginia ham.
home-made bread, corn bread and
sweet potatoes. That would have been \
a real home-coming."
From at least one pulpit in Rich
mond 'ho assembled congregation I
will hear this morning a pica for
humanity in relation to the parading
of home-coming troops in Richmond ;
against their wishes.
Rev. H. D. C. Mficiachlnn. O. D ,
pastor of Seventh Street Christian
Church, who has been moat active dur
ing the period of the war in solving
the soldier problem in Richmond,
particularly in connection with the
activities of the war camp community
service, will again voice his strenuous
protest against a repetition of parades
of returning troops.
Governor Not Enthu?la?tlc.
Governor Westmoreland Davis of
Virginia is no moie anxious for Vir
ginia troops to be paraded in the
stifling heat, which has characterized
Richmond for several days, than is
Governor J. .1. Cornwell, of West Vir
ginia, who signed the petition of the
West Virginians of the One Hundred
and Fifty-fifth Artillery Brigade that
the plan of parading the troops in
Richmond be abandoned.
While Governor Davis will not take
anv initiative in the matter, he ex
pressed his sentiments to members of
the home-coming committee, which met
:n his office yesterday. The committee,
aa a whole, was in accord with Gov
ernor Cornwell and Governor Davis,
that if the troops did not want to
parade in Richmond then they should
not be forced to parade, and that the
easiest way to find out their desires
along this line was to send a com- '
mittee down to Newport News to find
out from the boys themselves, when
thev coma in today.
The wave of public opinion in op
por.ition to another parade has hourly
gained momentum since the report of
casualties of Friday's celebration. From
all classes of Richmond's population,
soldier and civilian, have come em
phatic expressions of disapproval of
subjecting war-weary Virginia troops
to a tramp of more than s:~ miles
through the intense heat and dust of
city streets simply because some peo
ple like to be entertained by the sight
of marching men, and thiuk that such
entertainment should he provided re- j
gardless of the wishes of the troops
i hemselves.
Committee (!of? to Port.
Mayor George Ainslie, Clyde W. j
Saunders, John Ingram, R. l^ee Peters,
and \V. IT. Adams are in Newport
News today to interview Major-Gene- ,
ral Adelbert Cronkhite, commander of ?
the port, in an attempt to ascertain
definitely the wishes of the Three
Hundred and Seventeenth Regiment j
of Infantry and Companies I- and M
of the Three Hundred and Eighteenth,
relative to parading here Thursday. i
The One Hundred and Fifty-fifth 1
Artillery Brigade, numbering about
4.500 men, will be sent to Camp Eee ;
tomorrow or Tuesday from Camp
Stuart, where the men have been held
sinco Tuesday. They will be at once I
demobilized and allowed to return j
At the Monroe Park emergency hos
pital 141 men were said to have been
feated. Many of these were John
Marshall High School cadets, who in
full dress woolen uniforms suffered t
i arly in the march. All along the,
line from time to time men could be
seen carrying one who had fallen out'
away for treatment. A number of!
men were carried past the reviewing
tfiand In Monroe Park into the hos- ,
pital there.
One nemntim In Hospltat.
Four cases were taken to the Vir- i
pinia Hospital l?> the ambulance dur
ing various stages of the march All
of these had been discharged Saturday
afternoon. Ten men of the total of j
more than 100 who succumbed in Broad I
Street Station wero taken to the. Me
morial Hospital. Bruho Madrl. of
Broadback, Pa., was tlie only one of
the men who had not recovered Sat
urday afternoon. A number of men i
were given first aid at a drug store
at Seventh and Broad Streets. Seven
soldiers were cared for at Stuart. Cir
cle Hospital, while St. Elizabeth's
Hospital had three cases.
Mnrohed Finally Five .Mile*.
Reasons of nil sorts, from that the
men lacked morale to the drinking of
ice water while on tho march, were
assigned by committee members for
the many prostrations. Tho diy was
the hottest day in nine months and j
tho temperature reached at its max
imum of M degrees. After a long
trip by rail and one by boat, on which
the men had little, if any. rest, they
marched over a parade route comprls
(Continued on Second rage.) 1
Criticisms by Price
Amusing to Cronkhite
.MnJor-tJrurrnl < 'ronkliltr. coni
nmudrr of till- Kiglitlrtli llivislnn,
rrfimpd In lip IndlKnnnl. sinil ni>
pmrrd only nnmnctl nt (hr ehnrfie
made by Majur tawrrniT T. Price
lluit ihc dropping '?ut of noldlrm
from the parade n?i due to lark
of inorule. Said llie Kcnrral Inut
n IK >?! >
"I do not know who till* Major
I'rlee l?, but lir evidently dtiM not
know ulial lie I" InlkluK about.
Wan hr In tlie nervier ovrr on tlie
other widef If not, he certainly In
In no iioMltlon to erltlel/.e or even
e.\pre** un opinion nn to the ?iue*
tlon of morale or the enre of the
men. An to liln criticism of the lnek
of medical attention nl\en ?b?- men.
I wmil to nay that I linir never
atiyvi here neen ?? many pretty islrl*
ilrhlnR aniliiilani'P.i n.H I ?n? In
Itli'limond ??n Friday. Who l? thin
Major I'rlee, anyway f"
When Informed tliat Major Price
Ik major of the Itli'limond i.rnyw
ii nd ad Jut nn t of the home-coming
pa rail I'M, lieneral Cronkhite mild:
"I liave never met him, and In
view of hi* erltlolmim of mnltrm
on whlrh he In Ineompetent to
judce, I am extremely Kind I did
not meet him."
Joseph Meredith Towne, Grandson of
Founder of Lock Company,
Weds for l*ove.
Youth of Nineteen leaves Rome and
Recomes Husband of Sarah Raven.
Takes .lob in Detroit, hut lias
Finger Cut Off.
ST AM FORD, OO.VM. May 31.?The
master k'y. love, lias unlocked the
heart of pretty Miss Sarah Kaven. who
worked in the Vale and Tow no Lock
Manufacturing Company factory, and
It was revealed through a letter re
ceived by her parents today tnat she
has been the bride since March 1J of
Joseph Meredith Towns, grandson or
one of the founders of the lock busi
ness and heir apparent to many m:l
The groom, who if but nineteen, is
the son of Mrs. Frederick T. Towjie. a
social leader of Norton and puhseitsor
of very large wealth. II- met ttie
factorv girl while she was at work,
and foil in love, Her parents discour
aged his attentions because of the dif
ference in social position and religious
owne went West early in .March, an l
the Klrl disappeared ;i few days later.
They were married in Toledo by a jus
tice of the peace .and are now living
in Detroit, where Townc earns 5^0 a
week |n an automobile factory.
The letter said the young couple
were very happy, despite tht fact that
one of his lingers had been cut oft in
un uccid?nt a few days ?go.
At Norton tonight it was Said that
Mrs. Townf had been apprised of the
accidnt, and had started for Detroit
to nurse her son.
Sccrelarv Wilson Submits Out
line of Bill Providing for
Federa I Of fic es.
! Rv Associated Pre?s J
WASHINGTON*. Mav 31.?Enactment
of legislation creating a permanent
public employment service for the
United States wits recommended -to
Congress today by Secretary Wilson
in letters to Chairmen Smith and Ken
yon. of tlie House and Senate Labor
Comrn ittees.
Accompanying ihe secretary's letters
was the outline of a hill carrying out
the general principles of a juibit<- en
actment system unanimously agreed
upon bv representatives of the Gov
ernors of the States at the employment
conference held here iast month.
Provision would be made for the con
tinuance of the Federal employment
service, developed during the war. as
a permanent bureau in the Department
of Labor and in charge of a dire, tor
general to be appointed by the Presi
dent, and a system of public emploj
nient ofllces. operated by jhe States
and co-operating with the Federal em
ployment. service. The national gov
ernment would contribute ifunds "to
the States for the. maintenance of their
offices. ,
Klrkmond Yonng Man Prffd on Bond
of SUO.tHK) to A milt Xfn
rSpecial to The Times-Dispatch.]
?The third trial of S. Dabney Cren
shaw IV.. the former chemistry stu
dent at the University of Virginia,
charged with burning the chemical
laboratory at that institution in Janu
ary. two years ago. resulted, like the
former hearings, in a disagreement.
After being out a half hour the jury
reported its inability to reach a ver
dict. and was sent back by .fudge
Fishburne for a further conference.
Forty minutes later the members re
turned to the courtroom and stated
that thev were as far apart as ever, i
and were accordingly dismissed. j
It is understood that eight of the j
jury were for conviction and four for
acouittal. , .
The same ball, 520.000. was granted
Crenshaw for his appearance at the
first day of the June term, but no day :
was set for the fourth trial.
The acciiiVd, accompanied by Jus i
parents and two sisters, will return to
morrow to their Richmond home.
Three Men Eneape Death "When Plane.*
Craxh Thousand Feet
In Air.
SANTA MONICA, CAL.. May 31.? |
ft. 13. Kennedy. D. Thompson and C.
V. Pickup, of Dos Angeles, narrowly '
escaped death today when two air
planes in. which they were riding
crashed together 1,000 feet In the air (
above Santa Monio.i Canyon and fell to
earth. None of the three was injured.
The planes were Hying so that Ken
nedy might leap from the plane piloted
by Thompson to Pickup's machine,
when tlie crash came.
Pnnd.i Will Tie Sought Throughout
World to Hewtore Edifice
nt II helm*.
COPENHAGEN. May 31.?A world
wide collection for the purpose of re
building the cathedral at Rheims is
hofng organized tinder the auspices of
the International Red Cross. Among
the members of the committees are
Princess Margarethe, representing
Denmark: Queen Maud of Norway and
Princess Ingeberg of Sweden.
Pan-German Union to Propose
Resolution to That Effect in
German Assembly.
Small Powers Make Reservations
on Financial and Reparations
1 Hy Associated Press 1
I AKJS. .May ;tJ.?The Pan-German
union proposes to introduce In the
' Serrnan national assembly a resolu
tion :in itlng the former German 10m
peror to return to Germany, accord
ing to a n Kxchange Telegraph dispatch
from Berlin.
The K'-.-r<;t plenary session of the
pea.e conference thr.- arternoon de
;'?>"d to present the pea-e treaty to
in Austrlans at noon Mondav. The
small power., made reservations' on the
li-iT f,nd rf,P-T^tions clauses.
nm??e ao\s:?" w'a* in the Foreign
. Xvas. lar?e,v attended. It
.i R KpSritetl discussion. Pre
rV.t-V ? Houmania; M. Trurn
^r>da; Premier Venizelos. of.
? recce, and the Caecho-Slovak delega
ting. reservation on the
arHl reparations terms.
rr./ir. c.",u10n?''3U r.*p,led- chiefly on the
criticisms regarding lack of time
pointing out that mora time had hopn
Pr^n/L was originally asked.
lin-.J?' 1 "?on a!fi? made a con
Vw i. ?ry. sf\e*ch- urging that the great;
{imYm'oo i i.0rPe chief responsl
ho ntcr.-i?. had carefully considered ,
K r.,'!?ts "f .he sniail powers.
Thr. rights of the minorities on
? I'K-stions of race, language and r?
?tRion were objected to hy the small
powers, which ma;n talned that this
xvas an infringement of their sover
t*i v '".emenceau assured thc-m
that this would tie considered bv the
council of four before the treatv was
presented, and an agreement there
upon was reached to proceed with the
presentation of the treaty Monday, oyl
? ceptinc the financial and reparations
sections, and perhaps the militarv sec
tion. which may be further revised,
''resident Itecelven Mnnj-.
^h'le awaiting the convening of
'.he plenary session of the peace con
ference Se. for 3 o'clock this afternoon
for the reading of the peace treatv
to be presented to Austria. President
:ison tilled a number of engage
ments to receive Individual.-. Amonjr
Ills caller- was United States Senator
1 erer G. Gerry. of lihode Island
The council of four held no mee?
ir.g this, morning, this fact giving the
I resident freedom to receive his sev
eral \isitors. Meanwhile the Jugo
. .Slav delegation to ihe peace confer
ence conferred at lenirth with the en
tire American delegation with the ev.
' ception of President Wlh*on. The con
ference was over the Adriatic question
No decision waa reached bv the con
forces, the Jugo-Slavs standing firmly
for their claims, ft Is understood that
tney are less disposed than the Ital
ians at present to give ground In the
President Wilson joined the other
members of the American delegation
at ihe Hotel de Crillon at 12:4" o'clock
rhe American conferees discussed
phases of the German peace terms as
we.| as the Adriatic and other pend
ing problems.
Clemmccau Anmern .Votes.
Premier Clemenceau, as president of
t.ie peace conference, today replied to
the last two Herman notes. The ofti- ?
ciai statements on the replies have
not yet been issued.
Indications are that the presenta
tion of ihe terms to the Austrian dele
gation will he postponed beyond Mon
uay. when it had been expected thev
would be handed over.
rJJi'A Plater part of the objections
raised in the f.erman counter-pro
posals have, in the opinion of French
diplomatic, and political circles, al- '
re.uiv been set forth in separate Ger
man notes and .duly answered by ;hp
allies. Consequently, it is said there
can he no modification of the peace
terms and there is no necessitv for
verbal discussions. In which the fierlin
government desires to involve the
allied powers.
Moriificetlonft Possible.
It is understood that the council
of four will agree in taking this view
in answering the Germans
1'he German peace delegation has
been notified that the period of delav
for presenting observations having
expired at 3 P. M. Thursday, no further
"?itTo i W ' e aucePlet' from the dele- ;
It became known today that the 1
iier.man counter-proposals were ac- 1
cornpanied by a covering letter of ten '
typewritten pages. The letter ap- 1
tho w'ork of Count von
mP . dorff-Rantzau. as it is more con
cinatory and adroit than the counter
proposals which were elaborated bv !
the Berlin government. The letter
paints a most gloomy picture of the
fate to which the peace ternis con
demn Germany. It refers to the sacred
character of treaties. disavows the
treaty made with Russia at Brest
Uitovsk. and concTndes with the fol
lowing phrase;
"\Ve shall only undertake those ob- ?
ligations which we are sure of keep
ing. because it is the German people
who. in the last resort, will gi\-e its
assent to the treaty."
Foreign Office Itelterates Statement
'?l?en Out b.T Call I net on
May 30.
P>h.B1,1.V, May 31.?The German T*or
| eign Office has reiterated categorical!v
and emphatically a statement made in
' behalf of the Cabinet of May 20 that
?'Germany declines to .-ign the ternis
laid before it."
In the meantime the statement has
been circulated throughout Germanv ,
by^ the official Wolff Bureau.
The original statement was trans
lated from the German into English
after Hie German version had been
the subject of a long debate at the
rorelgn Ofiice. It was then sent from
the Foreign Office to the correspondent
by special messenger. The Kngllsh
version was then submitted to the
Foreign Office for approval. Tt was1
stamped by an ofTlclai with a fluent 1
; knowledge of Wnglish.
It has been noted that the preamble I
to the German counterproposals con
tained many phrases similar to those
of the statement of May 20.
| Mn.v Call National Conference In Wash
ington to Insure Industrial
IRy Associated Press.)
i WASHINGTON. Mav 31. Former1
1 William Jennings
Br>an. Secretary Lane. Speaker Gillett
| and many other public men todav an
jnouneed approval of a project for a !
great national conference in Washing- '
ton to Insure industrial peace.
Ihe purpose of the conference is to
; obtain some general agreement be- t
j tween capital and labor as to the rights
? and objurations of each, to the end that !
friction lictwaon them may be reduced
and business permitted to go ahead to'
that great expansion which means
prosperity and happlncun for the i
'American people. ?
State Department Announces It
Will Not Deal With
American Engineer Has Trying i
Experience in Making His
t Hv AnnorUtrr] I'rps, |
WASHIMiTON'. May 31.?General ?
Kelipo Angeles, recently proclaimed by
Villa's forces as provisional President
cr Mexico, nas sent a cr.'rr.mi nicatio.i
i<? Washing*..n it was learned today,
for presentation to the State Depart
ment setting forth his objects in lead
ing the revolution now in progress
in northern Mexico.
Acting Secretary Polk said that no
communication had been received, and
that none would be received, as Car
ranr.n -was President of Mexico, and
General Angeles was a rebel aperat
inr j-Kainst constitu'ed authorised. He
n.ale It plain. ho.v.?\?er, thit General
Angeles was regarded as an excellent
soldier with a good record.
In the communication, which he
hoped would reach the department,
General Angeles declared the primary
purpose of his revolution was to re
store the constitution of 1S57, which
he pointed out provides for the legal
change of the fundamental laws of
the country, and which makes the
queretaro constitution utterly illegal.
He promised protection to all'lecal in
terests of Mexicans and foreigners,
and ?aid he wanted to restore law and
order in all parts of the republic.
Fall* lo Effect t/nlon.
General Angeles emphasized that he
would not ileal with Fe 1 ix Diaz. Gene
ral Manuel Mondragon. Rudolfo Reves.
former President De LaBiirra, or anv
one who was a member of the Iluerta
' 'abinet at the time of the Madero as
sassination. MondragoK recently at
tempted to effect a union of the rebels
in the south under Felix Diaz and him
self. with the Villa forces in the north,
but failed.
Reports reaching Washington
through various sources tell of bodies
of former Villistas and many Mexicans,
who oppose Carranza's regime, in dif
ferent parts of Mexico, rallving to
Angeles" standard upon learning that
he had been proclaimed provisional
I'orelKTicr? Are Leaving.
Dispatches from Xogales. Ariz., to
day advised that under orders from
General Juan Torres, the troop trains
which arrived at Xogales. Sonora. yes
terday returned south last night to
Ortiz, 257 miles south of the border,
where the general arsenal of the state ?
of Sonora is located.
Torres gave as his reason for with- I
drawing the. troops from the border
and countermanding his order of yes
terday. in which an overland nurcli
from Xftco to Chihuahua City, was
contemplated, that Carranza had wired
from Mexico City that the situation
had quieted in Chihuahua City.
In a statement to the Associated
Press Senor Emiliano Tamez, Mexican
<onsul at Xogales. said the Carrnnza
government today suspended mobiliza
tion of troops to Chihuahua City,
"there being no more needed there"" 1
Amrrlcan Engineer's Kxprrlence,
A dispatch from Auga Prieta. j
Sonora. Mexico, today says: I
Barefoot and bruised and suf- ,
fering for the want of food and
water. Franklin B. Harding, chief con- ;
suiting engineer for the Chicago Ex- 1
ploration and Development Corpora- 1
tion, walked into town early this |
morning from the company's proper
ties at Telamer, Sonora, bordering on
the state of Chihuahua, about 225 miles
south of here. Mr. Harding said:
"Early last Tuesday morning the ,
mining camp was attacked by a band I
of Villa followers. I was taken pri- i
soner and forced to accompany the '
bandit's into Chihuahua to the Pueblo 1
of Mors, where 1 was given my liberty
after being beaten and abused and !
denied food and water."
Concentrate nt Tonlclil.
(Passengers arriving from the inter- ;
ior of the state report that Villa fol- >
lowers are concentrating in the neigh- j
I orhood of Tonichi, a railroad junc- i
tion about twelve miles west of the
Chihuahua state line.
According to the passengers, all i
foreigners are leaving that" section,
fearing violence at the hands of numer- ?
ous bands masquerading" under the j
Villa banner, and as a result mining |
operations are being paralyzed.
Tt is reported, on sood" authoritv |
that a column of 2.000 Diaz followers |
fs marching from the territory of
T epic, on the west coast, en route
through Sinaloa to join the Villa ad- ;
l.erents in the vicinity of Tonichi.
Roberto Valesquez, ranking high ii ?
the counsels of the t'arrunza regime,
stated to the Associated Press cor- i
respondent when told of the Jnforma- .
tion coming from the south, that he
had no doubt but what the reports !
were correct, "in view of the fact that
Vural government mail service has
practically been suspended in that sec- '
tion because of the dangerous roving
elements termed Villistas."
Ohio Man W eds Girl More Than
2,000 Feel Above 10.000
I My Associated 1'r??.~>. ]
HOUSTON*. TEXAS, May 31.?With
the deafening exhaust from two
twelve-cylinder Liberty motors beat
ing the wedding march, Lieutenant R.
W. Meade, of Cincinnati. Ohio, and Miss ;
Marjorlc Dutnont, of Vorkville, lnd .
were pronounced man and wife more
than 2.000 feet above the heads of j
10,000 spectators at Ellington Field
today. The ceremony is the tlrst of j
its kind ever to be recorded, and a
giant Handley-Page bombing airplano 1
was required to accommodate the wed- j
ding party of twelve persons.
Shortly after 4:30 P. M. the party |
stepped into the huge plane and em
barked for the skies with Lieutenant
E. W. Kilgore. Ilrst. aerial mailman
between Xcw York and Washington,
as pilot, and Chaplnin-Lieute.nant !
Jeers, of Xevin, Ohio, acting as "sure
enough" sky pilot. The ship left the 1
ground amid the shouts and cheers of j
thousands, and almost exactly at f? !
o'clock the marriage ceremony was
After the ceremony was completed [
the pilot drove the ship for a twenty- i
minute cruise through light clouds. (
Send* Equerry to Amerlcnn Embassy '
to Extend II In Kellel
LONDOX. May 31.?The King sent
an equerry to the American embassy
this afternoon with His Majesty's
hearty congratulations to Lieutenant-'
Commander Read and his companions
and the United States X'avy on the j
accomplishment of the Atlantic flight. '
American Plane Lands at
Plymouth, Objective of
All Harbor Craft Let Loose in
Noisy Welcome to Overseas
Accords High Praise to "Our Ameri
can Cousins" on Greatest
Achievement of the Age.
t nr Associated Pres.*. 1
PLYMOUTH, May 31.?Seaplane XC-4.
pride of the American navy, crossed
Plymouth Sound this afternoon, cir
cled the plane whence the Pilgrim
Fathers sailed in the cockle-shell ship
for'the New World in 1620, and alight
ed in the Cattewater.
As she came into view through the
haze, easily recognizable among the
escorting British flyers by her huge
bulk. England gave ner the splendid
welcome she deserved. leaving Fer
rol. .Spain, where lieutenant-Com
mander Albert C. Head had elected to
spend Friday night, at 6:27 thin morn
ing. the XC-4 covered the distance .of
approximately 500 miles to Plymouth
in less than seven hours.
Despite adverse winds, the XC-4 cov
eted the last leg without a hitch to
mar the exploit. Safe and sound, but
thoroughly fatigued by the physical
ordeal of ih-_> trip, as well as the men
tal strain. Commander Read and his
crew are sleeping peacefully tonight.
The rousing welcome of Plymouth
residents to the American airmen and
the cordial reception given to them
; aboard the Rochester by Rear-Admiral
I Plunkett, the Mayor of Plymouth,
British and American officials and the
: crews of the other XC planes, reached
'a climax with the first-actual-landing
of the victorious crew at the sp6t
I from which the Pilgrim Fathers set
forth for1 America.
Wonderful Interest ShoTvn.
There was wonderful interest in to
day's (light, although it was eclipsed
by the previous flights of this seaplane,
for, in the opinion of American naval
ofTVcers and the British public gener
ally, the XC-4 reached the peak of her
great adventure when she spanned (he
Atlantic at Lisbon The last stage of
the Journey was regarded by airmen
chiefly as a "side show" to attest the
firm friendship which the war has ce
mented between this country and the
United States. The pride felt by
Americans in the extraordinary feat
of the XC-1 finds echo tonight in gen
uine admiration expressed by British
naval men and airmen for ti'.e crew's
skill and pluck and the we'll worked
out plans of the American navy to
facilitate and safeguard the flight
I-'Irvr in Itnln nnd I^og.
The XC-4 flew in rain and fog
through the Bay of Biscay and fog
also was encountered off Brest, com
pelling the plane to keep at a low
Although news of the progress of
the croft was passed along by war
ships stationed on the way, "it was
not until noon that word w.'is received
from Commander Read himself. His
message merely reported his position.
In his first greeting to Commander
Read and his men, the Mayor of Ply
mouth said:
"It is with profound gratitude that
I here today on behalf of old Ply
mouth. front which the Mayflower sail
ed .100 years ago. welcome you after
your tremendous and wonderful flicrht
over the wafers separating us. 1 think
I can speak with the voice of England
in expressing great admiration for
your achievement and in welcoming
to these shores our American cousins."
('omen Out of llnze.
The XC-4 appeared suddenly out of
the haze a! 2:19, summer time. After
circling over the harbor she dropped
gracefully toward the Cattewater.
alighting near the buoy prepared for
her at 2:22. The great crowd on the
harbor front cheered heartily and craft
tied down their whistles in noisy wel
The seaplane, when sighted, was fly
trig high and leading an escort of three
flying boats. Her enormous size,
dwarfing that of :he escorting planes,
left no doubt of her identity. While
the thousands of spectators yelled
themselves hoarse, the flying "boats
dropped their lights and a fleet of
small boats rushed out to greet the
Americans. The captain's gig from the
mine layer Aroostook proceeded to the
XC-1 as trie latter taxied up to her
buoy, where she ipiickly made fast.
It was a perfect landing. A,s the mem
bers of the crew were being taken off
by the boat front the Aroostook for
their reception on the Rochester, the
Britlsn flying boats swept into the.
Cattewater, and drew up along side
iho XC-4.
Presents n Pine Setting.
A strong west wind was blowing
when the XC-4 tame in. The inner
harbor was calm, however, and pre
sented a fine setting for the brilliant
picture as viewed from the densely,
crowded slopes of .Plymouth'* cele
brated playgrounds, the Hoe. The haze
lying over the sound obscured visibil
ity, and if was not until thw XC-4 was
over the harbor that her presence be
came known. it hud been expected
that, the American flyer would arrive
at a little before 2 o'clock, and some
anxiety was felt when that hour
Once, flying boats which had been
scouting out ns far as the Eddystone
light, fourteen miles away, returned
fo the harbor and a false alarm was
raised that the XC-4 had arrived.
The American naval base received
seventy telegrams today directed to j
the commander of the XC-4, lieuten
ant-Commander Read, and others of I
the crew, congratulating them on the'
finish of the flight. The majority of
the messages were from the United
States, one being from Josephns Dan- j
I els. Secretary of the American Navy.
I By Associated Press !
WASH1XOTOX. May 31.?The Ameri
can naval transatlantic flight which
began at Rockaway Beach. Long Island.
May R. was successfully completed to
day with the arrival of the XC-4 at
(Continued on Sceoud Page.)
Chief Points in History
of Great Air Flight
Xovnnbrr, Xnvy ofllrloh and
< urtlK* riiKlnpcrN confrr npun
.Innuary, WIS? Working; model
found practical in >vlnd timne) teni.
Oclolirr, WIS XC-I miiken isiir
ceaful trial IIIkIu nt Atockawn t
Novrmlirr, WIS?\l-1 mnkcn flrnt
lontr diNlamv flight.
February, 1011) \<.'-2 mounts
0<H? feci In 11% e minute*.
A-'eliruory 114, I n IO?Srrrrlarr
Daniel* order* (our pitmen for hie
April a. mil)?XC-3 and Xl>4 an
sr in bird at llorkimnj . M'.'J (lin
ed riled.
>lav s, MM fl?'I'liree planen for
IVrpiicp, liny, >. I". M:.| ?nd
\? -a arrlM- at HnUln\, \. .s. (.MO
mllon.i \<_| hnllH nt 1'liatluini
Hay. Mas*.
May lit?Thrrr plane* ntnrl for
Treptixney liny for W.orcn ll.a.%0
milon). \ (?1 nrrlvrn nt Ifortil.
Axoren In fifteen hours eighteen
mlnuten. \('-l wrfoked in iicrun
hajf hour from Klorm, crrvr ronouod.
!St'-a lost In nlorm dmorndn
mllen from Xorta.
May IO?.\C>3 rraehcx Ponta Del
Rada under own power rldlnir
Maj 20?-VC-4 flics to Ponta Dcl
May 27?\C-4 film to Iilslion,
May ao?X.--4 fllrn from Million
to Ferrol, Spain, nlopplng at Mon
detro Illvpr.
?"ay .11?? VC-4 flir* from Pfrrnl
to Plymouth, Kngland (504) utileji).
In nix hour*, fifty-nine mlnnten.
Finland and Pocnhontns Arrive
During Night With ((,001)
Major-General William Weigcl, Com
mander of Eighty-Eighth Division,
Among the Passenger List of One
of I he Vessels.
I P.y Associated Press. I
j NEWPORT NEW?, .VA., May 31.?
The transports Finland ami Pocahon
j taa arrived late tonight with more
i than 6,000 officers and men from France
and are anchored off Old Point. The
troops will bo debarked earlv tomor
row morning-. The Finland left Brest
May 20 and the Pocahontas St. Xazaire
May 21. -
The Pocahontas has on 'board: Head
quarters Eighty-eighth Division, with
, Major-Oeneral William Weigcl. com
mander, thirty-four officers and 101
] liion; four army field clerks and three
I civilian?; headquarter*' troop of the
i Eighty-eighth, three officers and ninety
three men; Three Hundred and Fifty
second Infantry, field and staff. Second
and Third Battalions, headquarters
and sanitary detachments, medical and
ordnance detachments, supplv and
headquarters companies and Companies
F 1. K. L and M, fifty-nine
officers, l.lia men; Three Hundred and
I hirteenth automobile repair shop
one officer and forty-Uvc men. one
,an ? show detachment of the
Eightieth-eighth Division, one olllcer,
lhl men; Three Hundred and Thir
teenth Train Headquarters units, three
officers, forty-four men, and convales
cents, 421; total. 2.S77.
The Finland brought One Hundred
and Forty-third Infantry complete
ninety-fourth officers. 3.104 men; One
Hundred and Eleventh Mob I he Ord
nance Repair Shop, two officers, thir
ty-nine men; One Tiundjrd and Six
teenth Veterinary Section; one officer
nineteen men. forty-six casual offi
cers, casual companies, six ofilcers, 338
men: seven army field clerks, ' two
nurses and ten civilians; total, 3.C66.
transports bearing homeward bound
troops from France, the Shoshone and
Canandaigua. we're off the Delaware
t-ipes tonight. and are expeiTTed to
reach Philadelphia tomorrow before
noon. On the Shoshone are various
units of the Seventy-ninth Division
<?n the Canandaigua are units of the
Eightieth Division, including Western
Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Vir
ginia units.
Benedict A V. Urges Zealous and
Persist en t Soc ia I-Econom ic
Activity in the U. S.
S RW YORK, May 31.?Pope Bene
dict, XV.. for the first time in his
pontificate, has addressed a letter to
the entire American hierarchy approv
ing plans for American Catholic re
ligious. social and economic activities,
and strongly urging support of the
project to erect a national Catholic
shrine in honor of the Blessed Virgin
at the Catholic University at Washing
ton. D. O. This latter he describes as
a "holy purpose."
The pope's letter says that annual
meetings of the bishops will further
the best interests of the church and
the nation, and urges the call to a
zealous and persistent economic social
activity on the part of American Cath
olics. He especially forwards the
cause of Catholic education and praises
the work of 'the Catholic University
at Washington.
llungnrinn Snldtrrn It of line to Accept
Holnlievls-t Money iti Payment
for Service.
VIENNA < via London). May 31 ?\\
coup fleet at is reported to be immi
nent at Budapest. Bela Kun and other
Soviet leaders are reported to have
sent their families out of the city by
special train to a small village in
lower Austria.
The Franco-Roumanian army is re- j
ported to b.e within fifty miles of Huda- I
pest, ready to advance in the event of '
the coup d'etat being carried out.
Hungarian soldiers have refused to
accept Bols#^. ist money in payment
for their services and the Soviet gov- j
eminent is Irving to obtain posses- '
slon of 2,000,000,000 c.-own.i they have
bankod In Vienna.
*irl Operators Must Be Re
instated or Walkout
Will Follow.
President J. S. Konenkamp Issues
Approval of Proposed Strike
Unionists Demand Discharged Mem
bers Be Taken Back Before
Probe Starts.
WASHINGTON. May 31.?Reports
from various centers of the country
tonight indicate that a nation-wiil*
strike of telegraph and electrical
workers will bo culled Monday, un
less members of the force at Atlanta,
Ga., are reinstated prior to that time.
This announcement was made tonight
by S. J. Konenkamp, president of the
Commercial Telegraphers' Union.
A vote in favor of the strike was
taken May 3. Mr. Konenkamp said,
the demands, in addition to the right,
of organization including the privilego
of collective bargaining, higher wages
and standardization of pay. During the
r.trike. he added, railroad telegraph
ers had pledged themselves not to
handie commercial messages.
Disobey Federal Orders.
"Postmaster-General Burleson issued
bulletin Number 9 in September laut
' prohibiting the discharge of workers
: fiolelv on account of their union mem
! hershlp," stated Mr. Konenkamp.
l "Since then we have been fyjng to
I have Mr. Burleson compel the Weetarp.
I Union and the various Bell Iclephouo
! Companies to carry out his orders. W<>
! have not been successful 30 far Jn pre
: venting the comimnlos fmn dlsonarp
! ins employees because jOTnea oui
union, and because of this I have
given Instructions to our general or
I canlzcr. C. F. Mann, now In Atlanta,
I 10 sanction a strike unless these work
ers are reinstated." .
?\ meBRapc recoived ?roni Atlanla to
night said that the dispute between
! the Southern Bell Telephone and Tele
trraph Company and certain of its cm
! nlovees. which the latter assert may
' result in a natlon-wldo strike of cum
? morclal telegraph operators, telephone
and electrical workers Monday, has
been referred to the government opcr
1 ating hoard in New York, which con
trols the telephone and telegraph
companies. J. Kpps Brown, president
of the Southern Bell, said here late to
Vltlntntuin In Delivered.
Asserting that fourteen local tele
phone girls were discharged Thurs- ?
dav for joining the Commercial Tele
graphers' Union of America, a union
J committee today presented the com
pany an ultimatum demanding rein
statement for the employees with the
i alternative oi a nation-wide strike Hi
i u o'clock Monday afternoon.
In a brief statement later Mr. brow n
hl-\Six out of the 550 telephone oper
ators employed by vis in Atlanta ha\e
been discharged since May I. each one
for inetliciency or infraction of too
Vules. without regurd to whether or
not they are members of the union
?'We don't know who are or who ars
not members of the union. We make
no distinction between union and non
union employees."
Under government control. Mr.
Brown said, the company had eare
< fullv observed orders of the Postmas
ter-General issued October S. IMS.
warning against any discrimination
! against employees "because they do
or do not belong to any particular
| union."
Ileporta fclxnggerntcd.
i Members of the committee which
< presented the ultimatum said their
next step was to make a report at a
'union meeting tomorrow night. They
reiterated that fourteen operators had
i been discharged for union activities,
but did not claim 100 as reported in
. union circles in "Washington.
I Union leaders at Atlanta said latft ,
| today they had received a telegram
j from Post mast er-Genera 1 Burleson re
i i|Uet>ling that they take no decisive
; position pending an Investigation.
! Their reply, they said, was that the
! only way t.? avert the strike was for
I tin telephone company to reinstall
the discharged operators by noon Hon
1 da; and that an investtgation could
! oe made later.
I Tl.c whole labor situation in Cap-,
,?ti a. which Is admittedly growing
j more serious in splto of some, improve
| ment at Winnipeg, will be the subject
?t spirited debate In tiie Mouse oC
Commons Monday. It is undersioo 1
! that the government will be strongt/'
! attacked because of its failure to
! recognize the right of workers to col
| lective bargaining.
Cabinet Dime 11.1.sen Strike,
j An Important conference of Cabinet.
, ministers was h*ld ut Ottawa . ">day?
jThe strike situation was discus jo .1 aid
preparations made to meet the parlta
mentary onslaught Monday.
Warning from 33,000 Canadian rail
way employees that they may cease
work unless the government recoR
j ni7.es the principle of collective bar
i gaining, was the most serious develop
ment today. This threat, in eonjunc
lion with reports of rioting in the
' mining districts around Uethbridge, Al
berta. caused considerable alarm.
Reports from, Winnipeg said that
ofttcials there were hopeful for a suc
cessful outcome of negotiations look
ing to an ending of '.he general strike,
which was the forerunner of the labor
troubles now sweeping Western Can -
1 ada. but the ranks of the strikers :n
Toronto have been steadily augmented
in the past twenty-four hours.
1 Tennessee Wonuin Killed and Kou*
Other Occupant* Are Serlomb
I Injured.
IBv Asuooiated Tre? 1
Henrv Wigglnton was Instantly Killel
and four otl\er occupants of an auto
mobile were bndly injured when their
machine wan struck by a switch en
gine at a grade crosjin* here today.

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