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'First With the News"
Fall Associated Press
Iteport
The Weather
Knlr nnrt mlHer I* the tor
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lie fair.
Knr full w??ih?r report le? KilUorlal Pa**.
72ND YEAR.
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RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1922. ?FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE, THREE CENTS
GOVERNOR DAVIS WOULD REORGANIZE STATE GOVERNMENT;
BOOKER MOVES TO BRING MERGED MEDICAL COLLEGE HERE;
RICHMOND STREET RAILWAY MEN TAKE STRIKE VOTE TODAY
UNION PROPOSALS
TURNED DOWN BY
POWER COMPANY
Petersburg, Norfolk and Portsmouth Delegates
Return Home to Arrange for Balloting,
Which Probably Will Begin Tomorrow
on Qbestion of Quitting Jobs.
REQUESTS TO ARBITRATE OR DEFER
WAGE REDUCTIONS ARE REFUSED
President Wheelwright States That Cut Outlined in
Proposal of January 1 Is Final?Plea for Con
ference Open to Public Also Fails.
Kmplnyi-A of tho Virginia Hallway and Powor <*ort;pi?ny will >??? nin hnlt"t
Uic toila\ on th? Inti of a Mrik?* on the rompany's lit"", in IHt-hmoti'l.
<V? rrfhurjt. Norfolk nml Port ninout h. r? i?rut r jvi * of the rn?n ami of ?
Iclalx of tlu com pa ii y having fail*<l to rcinti an aKi "??innit at a ??orif?,r?snc*.
n t'??* ?ifl!c?-s of th" (Mitiipiinv li< r" >???tcrOay afternoon, wlwn a proposal
if thf rompan-. to i iit thr \vi?u?'S of tl;o n??*n on ami aft?r January IB, IV--.
.* ax rotiM'l<'r>>r|
I ><?]<? 14 a l ? from iiiiIoiih In ?-ai'h of tlx- four <-HIi'h attiuilril tin- lonfrrprio*
iihI Ian? night iinnontic<?l that ??v?-iy i-roposai rna?l?- to th? Virginia Hallway
41.'I |'u?i ? < > III pa iiv \sa* v )?>>?< ? <1.
Th?- n>pr< "?ntatlves of tin- union w? ri- IS. i? MIIIit. It. I. Smith. .1. \V
llurkhoiil<T. II, Kly, anil II. S. '"lirigan, of llirhmotul; .1. K llanly anil
\\ II. K'iiv, ?.f Pi-ti-rshnrg; \V I M<< ? In Italia n. W II. M.-Kailaml, It A.
:..oilu\ii an?l K. I. Ital.!'. of Norfolk; I.. I!. 'Srifflri ami K, I >. Hathaway, of
1*1.1 I MllOIlt Ii
Tlii' ? orup.tnv \> a w rc|iri ?onI oil hy Thotnav S Wln>H wrIt;Itt. pr <-s|.l< iit.
loim i: II.)? <li. Koiii'ial manage! I N--rinan .l"tn-s. IoihIiw** manager, of
??f fi?*?? t *- t li?? liu'limoh I union an
ion jh< <| I.?f-1 night t It;, i tin* i .i r men
if this dt> n il hold .< ine.-ting to-lay.
? ' Allien t||n<- \otlng on the strike
*11! t. 1 . pl.o ?-. 'I'll- meeting. whii-h
*ili In- hi ,il In I'olotiilo Hall. will |,e
{iii litis morn I lit,' at 10 o'clock anil
*1)1 !?< >Vi<1 ?v'tii !n much the nami*
l arimr as pre\ions meetings of (hi
? ?I.,I I'M i nun Kmpl ??>'?? # H'urklng
light ?-.! 11 f l - will vol.- in I In- iI.mv and
'-.-?-i- having day shift* will ca s t
nil li.'iIt? tonighi.
V'tilr In lllhfr l ltlf? Tiilnlirriil* .
Spokesmen for I he workers in I'c
? -Miry. No f? ? irv ai.il r irtsmouth an
-iiini'il I n.?t night that meeting*
i t-.il.ir in Mn oni- to Ik- i-< !?,! iu-n'
n 111 In- i-'iidijir ill lii i-.u li of iIik three
1; i? i|i. ii lit fi> I If tin- l.iiil'it
?ii; will In-Kin III t li<- ot n-r ri'ji-s un
ill tomorrow.
Statements of union leaders last
night were t.iat llii- oflii ;als of t!i?
"inpany reje tuil 111?? |-r qms t ?
naili- to tlicm. They nut lined thai
||| | . a v folio w *
1. h asmiK h ,i 11-?- mil rests ..f the
.iilMii- appears as tlii- larger interest
n this con" rovi-r.ij. we propose tliatl
111- i-onfi rchi-i- opened to the pllh- j
ie anil re|?M-M nt a I i \'es lili/.enn be in-j
v I led to a ' lend.
2. We assert that It Im :? *erioll?
nenaei lo the iml. ii- welfare for aliv
part of mir populat ;wn to lie required
to in-rve the p ii Id ic for an insuf 1
lelont wage. \* i- therefore reject iha]
proposed wage redtictloll.
3. Still adhering In ! In- principle
>f puldie welfare ifailuiL: ill the
above I, we propose thai the matter
nf any reduction in wages lie suli
nitted to arldt rat ion. iKxpInn way
? f arhitralion.)
Seek rii?l|ioiiciiii-nl <f IIriluction.
The heads of i lie unions also said
that lhey laid before the officials of
the company another proposal, not j
?ml?odied in the ahove. This fourth
proposal was that the company post
pnned lis proposal to cut the salaries
ot the men another month.
Officials of the car company deliv
ered a virtual ultimatum to the
workers when I hey rejected the pro
posals of the union, according to a
statement from union headquarters
last night. The representatives of
the carmen gave out hut little infor
mal ion in regard to the conference.
They refused to talk in regard to
the outcome of the halloting today,
and declined to say what the senti
inenls of the men were on the eve of
the balloting. Announcement was
made from union headquarters last
week that the men were going lo
stand together in their efforts to pro
ven! the cut in wages. *
Officials of Mlie Virginia Hailway
nnd l'ower Company maintained their
policy of silence in regard to tii<
controversy, when asked ahoiit the
outcome of ihe conference. Thomas
S. Wheelwright, president, declared
that he hail no statement to make
with the exception that (lie cut out
lined In the company's proposal on
January 1 was final.
BRITISH FOREIGN TRADE
SHOWS bk; DECREASE
fBy Associated Tre.cs. |
I.OXriON*. Jan. II.?Or en I Britain's
foreign trade decreased in 1021 In
value from that of the preceding
year, the annual hoard of irndo re
turns show.
Imports were valued at l.OSC.Qnn,.
000 pounds storllng, compared with
1,932,000,(10(1 in 1020,
Kx ports totaled 70S.000.000 pounds
sterling, compared with 1,.13-1,000 000
in 1920.
DENY 53,560 NOTE
IN BLUNDON CASE
I. .1. Elliott and R. I,. Hur^ess
I o-lifv 'I hey Knew Notli
i"fr of Paper.
cashier taki:s stani)
(:- ^?oppjifir Asserts N auli
l.tickril Hefnre
Fire.
The provociit ion t? the , ;ik(. ?f
Colonel Harold Cordon Kluiidon, who
..????* ' hart'i's of ??inlo'zzlinc an.I mis
a|?|T"?riatl,iK , tl..
w"HMh National |:..ilc. ..f |{... dvillc,
began.in earnest its yesterday*
- on,I day ,,f the trial, in the
I nittd State:* district Court.
Elimination ,.f u?e preliminaries
of Ih.- opening ,|av? -ira bled consld
? rable |.r?.cress jf| t||<>
trial Twelve wid.. .<?*.?* were intro
duced l.y tli.. proscent ion. \n
"O" lire in I'll t was ma.l.. last night
that tlw government expect* to rest
its .as.- after tli.. taking of tost i -
mo'ny on next Monday.
I'ract icaily all of t Mo witnesse
lletl yesterday related incident* in
tli.' conduct of tile affairs of die
bank.
J.H.r.tio Vote l'lmirv? In fine.
I hat a note ..f which made
lij. a part of the assets ,,f die Com
monwealth National dank, and al
leged to have heen given l.y the
Stinn.vslde (.timber Company, was a
(Continued On I'agc J. Col. 2.)
SF.\ EN rescued FROM
SINKINC lichtf.r
Vcniiinn, 11 c I ii if Toived. rfrnshc*
Against llrenkivliter In Ohio nnd
fine* tn Ho11oin.
[ Hy Associated Press]
CONNKACT, OHIO, .l.in. 11
Seven men were rescued from tli ?
lighter Newman early today, whet:
the lighter, bcinsr towed fr.un Buf
falo to Cleveland hy a tug. crashed
against die hrea k wa tor here and
sank when the towlinc parted in the
heavy sea.
The men reached the breakwater
and were taken care of hy the Hglil
ht.use keeper.
V
S/.e, Prominent Chinese,
Vanishes Mysteriously
(By Associated Prevs. |
MONTUMAI*. Jan. II.?-Harry Sze
American-horn cousin of Sao
Alfred Sze, Chinese minister tn the
I'nited Slate*, nas nisappeared in
Montreal, and the police are work
ing on a murder theory advanced
by local Chinese merchants.
Sze. 28 yearn old, arrived here
Saturday en route to New York to
enter Harvard or Yale Cniversily,
and had f t,000 cash in Ills posses
sion.
On Sunday lie went with several
friends to the Chinese Club, spent
several hour* there and has not
been seen since.
;
\ '
Wind K< ?ar lies a V eloritv of
Ninety Miles an Hour
Off Sandy Hook.
M AY YOHKKKS HITFKTKD
AIIOIT .WrniOl T MKHCY
SpmtkI Points Hi'purl a Tsui
file nf 1deplume and
Trlrjirapli \Yiri"?.
II A II It II II TIMITir II Mill hit
.Hptrrnl Hundred Urn, U nmrn nnil
I hlltlrrn Apiinil to Municipal
l.oHcltig limine*.
I If. Associated |T??. |
N lv\V V'?KK. .Ian 11. TIiIk M'ct ion
of I he III try was lashed to.lay liy
the worm Rale nt tin- winter -i gale
thai at 2 p. M icj.eh'd a velocity of
ninety mil's an hour off Samly liook.
I Mit-ieil In with Know that later
turned to hail a n<l rain, the storm
buffeted New VoikiTc without mercy,
carrying tunny across > I i j?; > ?? i \ s i>le
waiks ami plunging them face ilnvn
want in slushy xfeets t'mhrellna
were torn '>111 of main .< Iiaml, win
dow glass fell tinkling Into ttie street,
mall package linxr* weie l?l<m n over
an'l trallle generally hani|iere<| .Many
pedestrians were injured.
Tull SilM'k? 'I'll |> |l I e.
Several tall Macks fell I..fore the
wind < m?, eighty feet l>In?t. t? ? |r111r>il
In Trenlon, X. .1 . falling on feed
\vlre<i that supplied tracyon lines
and tying up service f.ir nearly two
hours A chimney 125 feet tall
crashed in Hrooklyn.
Harbor tralltc was hnril hit. A
number of small boats wen; blown
from thJ-ir mooi inss and Incoming
liners were held at quarantine by
hlirh wind*, which made It impos
sible for health officers to board them.
With the Weather Mureau Sending
out tiie first full pale warning In
many years, there was a tension
not icea>>!<*" in shipping ? Ireles.
Outside the cit\ tl,e full strength
of the storm way felt.*, New Jersey
and l.ong Island, especially along the
? ?oast. were hard swept and at severa
points a ta lip !e ..f telephone a fti! tele
graph wires was- reported.
I'nll I ir.tHMI l-*.\trn S?TP|irr?.
In the city proper the Street Clean
ing Mcpart meat was early astir.
Tractors were rolled out and a call
Issued -X^r I '-'.ft'"! extra sweeper."
Tonight it was reported that all
main arteries had been kept open.
Several hundred men. women and
? !iil?lr? ii. storm struck, appealed to
the municipal Indsinc houses f"t
Preparations were made to
supply food and clothing to the
needy. Many ir<-ak Incidents marked
the storm.
At Harden I'ity. I.ong- Island Pilot
?I'? 1'. I'lovr. flying a mail plane
from < *leveland and I'hicapo, reported
lie had been unable to land even
I hough he gave his nlnne the pas and
nosed her down almost perpendicu
larly. Kncountcriuir freak wind that
swirled up from the earth, the ma
chine. nose dow n, s 1"n 1 *?I to hang for
several momciils dead still in the air.
'I'b' 11 the pilot tic v.'" ovr llazelhurst
Kie'd and anchored his sleet-covered
.hip by lathing it to a motor truck.
IHtoree lase I* llrln.iril.
Trial of a divorce case in Supreme
t'ourt was delayed when one of the
Jurors, out for lunch, was run down
by an automobile in the blinding
storm lie went lioni" in a taxi cab.
leavinjr the ease |f) be cone!uderl. by
agreement, svitli only eleven Jurors.
Tom I'.rcen. l?:t. despite his best ef
forts, was blown into a taxi cab that
stood nearby with its d >nr^ ope.11.
(Con'.titled on I'age 2, Ooluinn V)
BINDS WOMAN TO BED,
KI RNS IIKR to dkatii
Story of II tishn ml Tlint ltnmlllM Are
ItrN|ioiiN|lile for Crime l>is
credileil.
|lly I'nitcd .News]
S.M.T I.AKK i 'I TV. I'TAII. .|nn. II.
Police are- decidedly skeptical ove
the story of 11. 1;. Is/a deputy in
ternal revenue collector, related fol
lowing the dis.-^verv of his wife
.Mis. .Myretta Woods, burned to death
in her bed.
Woods, under arrest, while an In
Mliest is being conducted, declared
he was knocked down by bandits,
W'l 0 bound his wife to bed ami then
set fire to it
I'olice declare they h;|\*c struck a
discordant note in his. story by dis
covery 1 ha I Woods secured an acci
dent insurance policy for his wife
for J.l.oon, which paid double indem
nli.v in cast!, of death by fire.
Hollowing the tragedy. Miss Tee
I.ee Woods, 22, a student at tlm
University of- Utah, rushed home to
her mother. While hor father ,1s be
ing held she is wavering between
loyally to him and love for her
mother.
Police believe they can establish
the death was premeditated and hold
It. the most gruesome |n recent years.
\
RETURNING TO 0. S.
i I Iip (.rook. With Leaking
Soarns. If Running Into
I petli of Tprrifie Calc.
CALLS SK.NT OUT FOR
I All) KARLY IN TIIK DAY
Sniiu Miliirl Slaiifling Ry to
I'ick I p Survivors if
Ship Sinks.
T II IMi I* S MOHK AT n .MI'S
Mn,? *?????" Knot, nn Hour,
nn.l I'rnr* Are Kxnrrnoril
t'nr Safely.
I llv I'lilted News.]
M:\V Vmiik. Jan. 11.?Already so
'I'-rnl hy waves thai her safety
! under ordinary eondit ions.. was f.ar
?'1 f-.r the Slat..* Army trans
port was reported i?t,. todav
=.e- t tiiinItiu int., ii,.. teeth ,.f a ter
j rill.- kii|e son m,i,.s ?f NVw V)>rk
' w-,s ??vpresse.l at army trans
1 pi.rt headquarters thai the Crook
, mluht not make p.-rt unasitixted. f?r
v'?'!? was il<.i hi; only seven
? iul.t km.is under her ..u n st.am,
.an.I llir heavy seas I hr.-a t eli.-d at
a?.\ moment tr. again hash in the
which w.-re calked and
??.in. til..I farli.-r in the
Soldiers llelleve I'rrw.
Members ,.f the ,-rcw. exhaust..,| by
their efforts at the pumps. were he
ing relieved hy some of the ;< 4 ?>
American KIHne soldiers hrtng
brought Imi'k on the transport. Hailio
messages from Captain Joseph Reppa.
of the Crook, said thai the four feet
of water in No. | hold had l.een re
?lueed to a few inches. and that the
temporary calk Intro heiweei, lb,.
ste.-l plate* w.re still holdin? against
I ho fen.
The transport St. Millie!, rushed to
I the rescue when the first S. O. S.
: .-nils . .in.- from the Crook, was re
ported as standing alongside, and rhe
1 cutters Tampa and < issipee joined
the evert to aid in pickinK tip ?uir
v Mors if the <!r,...k sinks.
The vc.",'!, scheduled to arrive to
morrow afternoon, cannot make port
!?? Friday at the earliest, trans
port official* said. The siorm Into
who-h th< i *ro..k was running to
tiluht was forecast l.y the Weather
' '"I " as "f "urea test intensity."
j'ci.t'iinu in the path of the
lal.orlnu transport.
ven 111 * Sprung Open.
Tile ' "rook is one of the Oldest
ship* in the army service, having
(?'oil tin lied on I'age 2. Col. 5.)
DRAWING NEW RULES
FOR STATE ROAD AID
secretary Wallace <'onNlderlnir lteK?i
latloim r?r. of lllch,vn,
I 'ii nil.
M?V Assdpjjjietl 1
WASIIIXOTON. Jan. "sir Mar.
"r A -?. i.-ulI ?re Wallace Is consider,
"iff a t.ntative draft of rules and
'"i:iliat ,011s for administration of
tl." Federal hid, way
'"ch $ .a.Olili.iii.d i}i available
for const ruction of Federal aid
ro.nl>., it was announced today
I" formulaI inu th-ese fundamental
rule.:. It was said, the department I
constiltinsr I he State hiuhwnv oill
cials. who will have much to do with
'?at tying out the purposes of the
act. as represented liy the executive
? omiiiit lee .,f the American Associa
tion of State highway ollicluls.
Kach State highway department,
according id the announcement, has
hie,, requested to <iiihmit to the de
partment a tentative map showing
routes imposed f..r primary and
? eci*n.Piry systems to he const rtlctcd
unci, r til.- act. In consIA 't ing these
r?c innieiidations, jt >vas said, special
attention v. ill he given to social and
economic questions involved.
BURRUSS SAYS MORE MONEY IS VITA!,
, TO AGRICULTURAL WORK AT V. !'. I.
I'r. .1. A. Hnrrnss. president of Virginia Ivt????!!r?i?* Institute, ad
ilrrsHiiiK (ho convention ??f l In1 Virginia Stiilo Horticultural Snrioly In
Murphy's 11 <? t?*I yesterday. declared ll utterly impossible for V. I*. I.
to moot agrictiltural demands \\ i11i? >nt increased ii|i|ir(iprlnllnn.
Mo said il was imperative the Inst it tit Ion have m??!*?? funds anil orpiip
mont or rnrollinont must necessarily l?o curtallo<l. Ilo requested Vlr
cinians urgi- tlio l.ogislattiro to increase tlio appropriation in order that
I lie State's basic industry of auricti11 lire might not suffer. Ilo |>ointo<|
out tile fact W f. I. hail doubled its enrollment in two ami a half years.
Hankers from various communities reported a total of f L'B.OiHI.oUH in
vested in the apple anil allied fruit industries of Virginia, anil that from
the apple crop alone in this State, a gross return of from si\ to eight
millions was averaged yearly, a large portion of which pays local lahor
anil buys materials. The hankers urged that fru't growers present their
financial difficulties before the Kedcral ltesorvc Hoard, expressing con ti
de nee moneys would he forthcoming.
State and local fruit brokers stressed the need for lienor grading n nfl
packing and advocated co-operat Ivo packing houses and better production
methods in keetilng with lite efforts of V. 1*. I.
\\\ S. t'nnipftelil. of Winchester, declared Virginia fruit growers must
this year produce the highest finality mill best grad* of aoplca ever be
ure in the history of the industry in order to recoup the failure ot
the 1921 crop.
President It. K. Mootnaw, of ('ioverdale, was re-elected at the annual
business session, and Secretary \V. I'. Massev, of Winchester, and Trefts
urer T. W. Woolen, of Cronet. also were returned to office.
MAKES PLEA FOR CENTRALIZATION
TO GET EFFICIENT ADMINISTRATION
? _ \
: HALIFAX SENATOR
IS PATRON OF BILL
IN UPPER CHAMBER
Carries Into Kffort Views
of Majority on the
< Commission.
WO I LI) CONSOLIDATE
2 SCHOOLS OF STATIC
Prm ides for Transfer of .MihI
ical C??|lr?n'*s Property
to I niversitv.
? *~
?i|\K KI I.I. I III IIMC IN It It'll MO\|>
\M?r III?.1 'I'rni'hlnit nf I'rofeNsloii nl
1'hnrliillrnAlllr V ? lilil lie
IHacnnt Inoril.
.Mcriior of the medical department
? ?f lite I iii versi I v nf Virginia ant)
tl.e Medical College ,,f Virginia |<s
pr<?\ idfd Ior in a hill introduced lit
the 1 e yesterday l.v Senator .\|?r
*?ha!I i? Hooker. of Halifax 4'oiint.v.
The combine,I school will he located
In riictwnond. according ?<> provisions
of the |>ill.
Senator Honker was one of th?
members of the commission which
considered anil reporteii on (lie mer
er. The bill (litroiluoe.I ()y i),,. Sena
tor from Halifax embodies the- views
and position of the rnajorlty of that
commission. The measure provides,
upon transfer of control of the Medi
cal Co! lepe of Virginia to tlie rector
of the University of Virginia, thai
the duties and powers of the hoard
of visitors of the .Medical College ot
Virginia shall cease.
Won III Trnnsfer College l'rii|iiri >.
The I il! directs the rector and visi
tors of the I'ni versi tv of Virginia trt
estaIdish the niedieal department of
the university, including the schools
of pharmacy and dentistry, al Kicli
mond upon tin- unconditional trans
fer of the property of the Medical
College of Virginia, suhject only to
its existing liabilities
The measure sets forth that the
commission of medical education in
Virginia, appointed in pursuance of
an act approved March I !?, l!<J(l. rec
ommended in its report the merger
of the Medica! College of Virginia
with the I'nlversity of Virginia.
I'poti report of the commission,
governor Ha vis called a joint meet
ing of i he hoards of visitors of the
two institutions, as provided by the
act, to consider the i ecomtiicnilaiion
of the commission. The two hoards,
'however, were unalile to reach an
agreement.
The finding of the commission was
to the effect that there should be
but one State-supported medical
school; that this school should teach
medicine, dentistry and pharmacy;
that ^t should he located in liiclt
mond. and that this school shoti!d le
formeil I? > merger of the Medical Col
lege of Virginia with the University
of Virginia through the unconditional
transfer of fhe property of the Medi
cal College of Virginia, subject only
to its existing liahililies.
The bill further provides that, upon
conveyance and transfer, without
condition, by the Medical I'ollcgu of
Virginia to the rector and visitors
of the University of Virginia by deed
duly executed, acknowledged for re
cordation and delivered on or before
.1 uly I, IH'J'J, of all the propci-lv and
assets, real and personal, of the
Medical College of Virginia, the last
(Coniitnted on I'age Col. 3.)
DANVILLE JUDGE FIGHT
STIRS VIRGINIA SOLONS
Battle Before Demoerats Between Friends of Aiken.
(Governor s Appointee, ami ('.lenient Intensifies as
Delegations Reaeli ('.itv?(lanens Tonight.
i in;; ilcl<'^iiIl?>iis from the
Seventh Judicial Circuit swiHipml
down <>n Uichmoiid \ es t e rda > an I in
tensified the battle whirl* has raued
l?>r <la\s lipuvcfti the friends of Judge
A. M. Aiken. appointee of liovernor
Wf^linori'liiiiil Pavls. to l\ll the va
cailry i ails< <1 by tin* death of .1 <><)}:?>
lltich Pillard. ami friends of ?!.
Turner rh-mciil, '"omnion wealth's At
torney for Pittsylvania I'minty. So in
tense lias become thi- llirht for the
circuit judgeship thai it has some
what overshadowed I li?% tight Judge
.1. K Harvey, of I >.? ii v i 11 In the saint* |
jinlii ial circuit. is making for t lie
Supreme Coiirl nf A|i|>miIs, tin- posi
tion made v.ica nl hy tin- death of
J ii<1 is*? K. \V. Similiter*, of Knckv
Moiiii t.
For a few < I a y s the Aiken-i'leni'-nt
contest appeared to lie a matter of
preference, hut yesterila.v it loomeil
up as a major political Issue. Itcsides
DECREASE IN TAXES
ASKED BY BREWER
No 'lime for Additional IJur-|
dens, Speaker Tells House
Members.
|MAKK TIME, IS ADYICK
Warns legislators to He (lare
f ii I of Compulsory Kdura
tion Hill They Support.
In a lirief address accepting th*
post of speaker of the House, III oh -
ard I.. Itrewer. Jr., of Suffolk, yester
day, upon cuing of the tiencral
lAssemblj. ' ?It on the high caliber
| of tile II'. I l ? pl'e>e|l til)K the various )
districts. mi -aid lie was glad to h
privilege.I t i preside over such a
sat hering
"l.et ine warn von against increas
ing the expenditures of the t'omiuoii
wealth." lie saul. "Tills is no time
for aihlit ionaI I? 11nleii.s to he placed
on the ta*ipa>ers. If ever there wits a
time in the liistor.v of the t'ommnn
wealtli when an Assembly shoul I
mark time, this is the time. There
should he a decrease in 4axes Im
posed on the people of the t'ommon
wealth. Tin new assessment of prop
erty nearly doubled the properly
value lu some communities and should
provide adei|iiate revenues for the
State's need
"I want I" warn t'lix Assembly
against loading appropriations for
specific pur-io- ... Kvery dollar should
come Into lie Treasury and lie appro
priated by Hi > Commonwealth.
"All hil's canting levies for direct
purposes should he repealed I am
informed a lull for compulsory educa
tion will I"- offered. I favor com
pulsory education as a step ill the
right direction, hut I warn you to lie
careful of the hill you support. See
that the lull is well guarded and
shows progress We are not prepared
to accept compulsory education at
this time, our ei|iiipment is not suf
ficient.'*
Referring to a report that a hill
providing for free text-hooks will he
offered. Speaker Itrewer said there is
no demand for this hill, ami that I*
would become a burden upon the
<*0111111011 weaIth. "The schools and all
educational institutions," he said, "ar?
iVcciving reasonable and ample sup
port." Speaker Itrewer said that thu
one thing in which Virginia is de
ficient is roads, and he urged that :t
reasonable, sane and conservative
program for road improvement he
provided.
ri:ah-ai>mik \l smith
KKMKYKD l)F'DUTY
| Itv Associated Press.1
WASIII N't !Tf ?N*. Jan. It.?Itcar-Ad
iniral William Strother Smith, who
was chairman of the naval advisory
boaid during the world war, .was re
lieved of active duty today after for
ty-live years of continuous service.
Ile^ reached the retirement age last
September, at which time he was
placed on the retired list, fiut has re
innlned on duty at the Navy Popnrt
ment. lie was born in 1K57 at Rich
mond. Va., and was appointed a cadet
engineer from Virginia in 1S75.
'?astMiu shallow over Hit* Supreme
<??>11 r? l>n 111??. political observers pro
f>?>>??.I' i<> see in it ?n alignment of
i in- forces iii ilip cmiii in if senatorial
fiu h t.
In Hi.- tl el eg a t ion arriving from
I?<iivIII*' yesterday t?> work for Judge
A. M. Aiken. was Major Joseph II.
Anderson. a new member of the
House of lickcalcs, ami who will
probably | > J n ?-?- the name of .IfYdge
Aiken before the joint caucus to
held in the hall of thi* House >if Del
egates tonight, beginning at S o'clock,
others in the party , were former
.lodge K. Watson Mrown, Henry
I.eigh anil <"ity Attorney .litllan
Moailf, of Pa n vi 11 ?? They were ac
companied here l>v ????minittees froin
Henry anil Patrick Counties.
Well-known men from various
sections of the circuit are here In
liehalf of Mr Clement, anil the ballot
11_ ont inut'il on I'age Coj. I.)
URGES RIGID PROBE
OF HIGHWAY BODY
Senator Tlvrcl hitroduees Joint
Resolution in I lie Up
prr House.
1> RO Y 11) KS COMMITTEE
Appointees \\ o u 1 <1 Make
Searehiii}; Investigation Into
Aets t>f Department.
Investigation of the State Highway
Department is provided in a joint
resolution introduced in the Senate
yesterday l?y Senator Harry Flood
Ityrd. of Winchester. The measure
further provides, tin- House concur
ring. f'?r tin- appointment of a com
mittee, consisting of two members
of the Senate, appointed l>y the I'resl
metit of that body, and three members
of the House of Delegates, appointed
by the Speaker.
Duties of this committee will be to
make an investigation of the "acts
iind ?loins*'" of the Slate Highway De
partmeiil. the State Highway Com
mission and the Stale Highway Com
missioner. anil report, as soon as Its
task is finished, to the General As
sembly.
The committee is to ascertain
whether there has been any extrava
gance or negligence in the expendi
ture of public money by the Highway
< 'oinin itfsion or Highway commis
sioner; whether the contracts made
liv the commission or commissioner
have been made and carried out upon
sound business principles ami with
ilii" regard to the interest of the
State, ami whether there has been
any unnecessary dela> iu obtaining
rights- of wa> or in making surveys
or furnishing plans and specifications.
The committee also is directed to
look into any other matter which, in
its Judgment, will throw any light
upon ill.- etliciency and adequacy of
tlie system now in operation by the
State Highway Department, as well
as the administration of such system.
The yum of f2.mil) is to he appro
priated to pay the expenses of the
committee. The bill went to the Com
mittee on lloails.
To Vlil lliiitcn <11 Si'iinln.
|ily Associated Press.)
Ito.M 10. .Ian. II.- Minister of Com
merce Helotti today authorized the
I tank of Naples to allot f.n.Ofitl.Oiil
lire for the benefit of the New York
branch of the ISunca Italia <11 Seonto.
No Oil for Pershing;
Will Remain in Artny
I l?y I'nited News.]
KANSAS CITY. MO.. Jan. 11.?
General John J. I'ershing likes th
at my so well ho allows he'll stay
iu and has no Intention of resign
ing to enter the oil business, as re
ported.
Ileportv that the distinguished
American military leader would
soon give up his post here spread
on his recent trip to the oil tlelitn
of Kansas.
"It's just a bit of nonsense," ha
*aid. "I'm going to stay In the
army."
TO CREATE,BODY
Savs (/ i" rate r Authority
Should Ho Invested in
Chief Executive.
POINTS OUT WEAKNESS
OF PRESENT SYSTEM
Tells Legislature Depai>ment
Heads Should Be Appoint
ed and Removable.
?IKI'OMVIKMIS ??||0\M-lllt \ ?? OATII
Sii^Kfntliin of I'lintlItiiflonnl Amrml
nirnt N Scn*nt Ion??lllll Drnftcd
t nrrvlntf It Out.
Centralization anil simplification 'if
the State government was the chief
recommendation of Coventor West
moreland Mavis" message delivered
personally to the Joint session of the
Virginia Central Assembly yester
ilay afternoon.
"In or.ler to have elllcient govern
ment economically administered, the
ilffairs of the State should he con
ducted as n re those of a business
concern successfully manage,!, an.I
the ISoveruor should he iti efTect the
^tati* ma nager, sa id Uovprnur OH vis,
who stressed his point that the heads
?>f departments should he responsible
?o the Coventor and appointed and
1 .-movable by him. The executive
recommended that a commission he
appointed 011 "Administrative Reor
ganization of state t ?ovcrnment of
Nirginia." anil added "I could not
profit in power by the centt'alirntion
and simplilication. because it co'ild
not possibly be effected during this
administration."
Pointing out that w, Virginia tom?
of the State Ollicers are elected by
tITe people, others by the Ceneral As
sembly and others are appointed ?'>'
the liovernor. and that some of these
ollices are provided for hv the One
stitutioM and others creati*d by leiji.O.
iHtlve enactment. Coventor Davis
?ailed a 11 cut ion to the mulliplieltv
? boards, "large and inelllcient in
orKnnization. having the man
agement of institutions itl lll0
Ma te. *
"Over these." he said, "the Cov
et not has no authority, save the
"c," "r for ontisrcs, and i>e
C 011! in lied on Page I. Col. l7) '
NEW YORK BROKERS
SI E TENNESSEE BANK
Killer ? h?r?e of r,?h,?w I)r, f
Ilonds Alleged to Knve
"'en Stolen.
I Mv Associated Press. 1
MKMI'HIS, TK.VX. .Ian n -pk
"f ;l l,<",k the neg'o
?a .le instrument act for the action
of ?? former official in cashing drafts
,r ? have been stolen
V' '? - suit tiled 1:1
1-cder." t ourt here ,0<lay |(J. mf>mberM
.f the New York brokerage of
Kean ,?>lor ^ ^
iiV.i!Vi/. "ank' ot lh,s v,ly' <or
'he suit, an aftermath of the mar
ketuiB here about a year ago of *
block of l.ibertv bonds. ?ald to have
Wp,,1M " 1'old.up in HrookKn
was based on the contention that the
bank w?* negligent |? permitting 01.0
" i.s former vice.president, \V. |?
Huntley. Jr.. to have cashed certain
dratts given in exchange for bonds
alleged to have been stolen.
BR I AM) MAY QUIT
eeadership TODAY
Premier A |,?nreiitl.v ||?, ,.?st ro||_
rtdence of HI, ? oll,.?Kur, |hp
< ?h|MrI.
I V?V I * I) I (?*<| x?? w J
PA n IS, .Ian II.?Premier Hi-tand
may surrender his leadership of th
French, covern.n-ni ?t a Cabinet
meeting to be held tomorrow morn
ing. at which President Mi lie rand
will preside.
The outstanding fact arising from
comment j? Parliamentary circles
is that Mrland lins apparently com
pletely lost the confidence of his col
leagues in the Cabinet, and that his
resignation, must naturally follow
without waiting for defeat by thj .
Chamber and Senate. The mlnistiv
is reported to be absolutely opposed
Jo any Kraiieo-ltritlsh Alliance under
wjilch Prance' would surrender a
single Kra nc in reparations claims
in return for what is described a*
"problematical HsslstMnc*" in th?
event of aggression from Germany,

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