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CIVIL PENSIONS
BILL APPROVED
V
House Gets Favorable Re
port Today, and Early
Adoption Is Predicted.
4
Shake hands with Representative
Lehlbachj
The House committee on reform in
the Clnl Service yesterday ordered a
favorable report on the Lehlbach bill
for the retirement of Federal em
ployes fcr age and disability.
The message carries the proposals
End amendments urged by the differ
mt associations of government em
ployes. and received the hearty in
lorsement of practically all officials
?f Federal departments, from Cabi
net officers to chiefs of divisions.
The report to accompany the bill
was drawn by Chairman Lehlbach
last night, and will be presented to
the House today.
At recent hearings and sittings of
the committee, the scope of the bill
was broadened so it now includes
within its benefits superintendents of
national cemeteries, employes of the
Panama Canal Zone and others.
Interviews had with numberous
members of Congress indicate that
the measure will be passed some
time 1n the near future. Repre
sentatives of both political parties
are impressed by the absolute
equity of the bill, besides Its fea
ture as an efficiency measure in re
tiring from the public service those
who have become incapacitated by
reason of age. illness or injury.
Many of this class of faithful
employes have long been kept on
the pay rolls as pensioners, rather
than efficient workers. The retire
ment pay will be in the nature of a
reward for long and faithful serv
. Ice to the government.
Some of those who will become
beneficiaries of the Lehlbach law.
and others who urged favorable
action on the bill, called at the Cap
itol yesterday afternoon to shake
hands with Representative J^ehl
bach and the other members of the
committee and thank them for
their service in the interest of good
government and humanity.
THE TOWN CRIER.
Two haadred boy* of Walter Reed
fiospital and 100 of the Naval Hos
jital will be the special guests of
:he Municipal Federal Employes'
7nion, No. 89. at its annual excur
?ion at Chesapeake Beach today.
^ortkwmtena Girls* Club will
five an entertainment and dance in j
:he recreation hall of the Govern-1
nent Hotel for war workers Thurs- j
lay evening.
The Dlatrlet of Columbia league |
>f nations committee will hold the [
ifth of its series of meetings to- i
light at the Shiloh Baptist Church. I
it 8 o'clock. Speakers will be Rep
resentative Upshaw, of Georgia, and j
Seorge K. George. Admission will
>e free. The committee will hold
:hree more meetings before the se
ries is brought to a close.
The nnnnal convention of the
Improved Benevolent and Protec
:lve Order of Elks (colored) will
>e held at Atlantic City from Au
gust 26 to 28. inclusive. Washing
ion is to be represented by Morn
ng Star Lodg*. No. 40. and Colum
>ia Lodge. No. 85. Sessions are to
>e held at Lighthouse Lodge.
The Columbuft C ountry Club an
lounces its July dancing party, for
nembers and guests, on Thursday
jvening. July 17. in the clubhouse
it Fort Berry, Va. Special cars
eave Twelfth street and Pennsyl
vania avenue northwest.
Members of the An*oe!"tJon of
>ld< st Inhabitants, colored, will hold
!heir seventh annual outing today
it 3 o'clock in Grecnwillow Park,
inacostia.
The regular monthly meeting; ?f
he Young Men's Hebrew Associa
ion will be held at its headquar
:ers. Eleventh and Pennsylvania
.venue, this evening at 8:30 o'clock.
Swan Again Seeks
To Try Harry Thaw
New York. July 14.?District Attor
ney Swan today announced he had
isked Pennsylvania authorities per
mission to intervene in the commit
nent of Harry K. Thaw in an asylum
n this State. If this commitment is
*t aside. Swan said. Thaw will be
?rough t to New York for trial.
Thaw is charged with assaulting
Frederick B. Gump, a 16-year-old,
Cansas City youth, at Hotel McAlpin
January. 9. 1917.
Senate Questions Right
Of Wilson to Conceal
History of Conference
CONTINUED PROX PAOB ON*,
mitted to invade Cost* Ric*. and
why was Cost* Rica not permitted
to sign the peace treaty at Ver
sailles?
Wast Fall Report.
The committee has under consid
eration a resolution by Senator
Johnson demanding the full steno
graphic record of the meetings of
the "big five" and the other com
missioners. at which the league of
nations was considered and agreed
upon. This resolution probably will
be adopted by the committee today. I
Administration Senators, appar- j
ently reflecting the President's own
position In the matter, stubbornly
opposed all attempts made by the Re
publican majority to have the veil!
of secrecy torn aside so that the
committee might know the inside
history of all Peace Conference
transactions.
The position taken by the Demo
cratic members of the cqpimittee is
that the oommittee has no right to
inquire into any of the reasons which
led to the adoption of specific provi
sions In the treaty. They contend
that such Information In the posses
sion of the President U confidential
and should not be Inquired Into.
Wlbss Plain Delegate.
The Republicans contend that the
President went to Paris as a dele
gate from the United States to the
Peace Conference, and that the For
eign Relations Committee Is not bound
to respect any confidence that may
exist between him and other parties
to the conference. They assert the
i constitutional ripht of the committee
! to inquire into the reasons for any
| provision In the treaty regarding
which they may desire information.
The majority members of the com
mittee emphasized their belief in the
soundness of this view by passing the
La Follette resolution regarding Costa
i Rica, the Lodge resolution asking for
the truth about the alleged secret
treaty between Japan and Germany.
! and the Borah resolution inquiring
I about the reported protest of three
members of the American peace
delegation against the Shantung de
I cison. The vote on the Borah reso
j lution was 9 to 4, and on the Lodge
! resolution 13 to 2. Senators Hitchcock
j and Swanson. leaders of the admin
istration fight for the league, voting
"no."
Probe Jap Relations.
A clash which may assume pro
portions of magnitude is looked for
when the amended resolution by Sen
! *tor Lodge on the question of the
| alleged secret treaty between Japan
{ and Germany comes before the Sen
, ate. Senator Lodge intends to call
up this resolution today. As amend
ed by the committee, it not only asks
for a copy of the treaty, but demands
"any further information concerning
any negotiations between Japan and
Germany during the progress of the
war."
Senator Hitchcock came back from
the golf links of Swampscott yester
day and assumed the position of lead
ership of the Democratic forces,
thereby giving denial to the report
that he had been deposed. He tele
phoned the White House and talked
I with the President on the subject of
l the President's appearance before the
! Foreign Relations Committee to dis
cuss the treaty.
President Baeka Water.
The President indicated in his talk
with Senator Hitchcock that his
statement of a few days ago had
| been misunderstood, and that he did
I not mean that he was willing to sit
with the committee at the Capitol
and be cross-questioned. On the con
trary. the President informed Sena
tor Hitchcock he will be entirely
willing to have the committee visit
him at the White- House, provided
twenty-four hours* notice Is given.
This statement from the President
was regarded by some of the anti
league Senators as a reversal of pol
icy on the part of the President and
caused keen disappointment to sev
eral of the Senators who had hoped
to be able to ask the President some
| questions.
i Senator Knox indicated that the
i committee will refuse to go to the
[ White House, for the reason that
it would be undignified for the com
mittee "to go around to the back
door of the White House seeking In
formation." He expressed the opin
ion that the committee will adhere
to the dignified custom of sending
letters to the President whenever spe
cific information Is desired.
, CONn.VCH) FROM PAGE ON*,
to article eight, on disarmament.
"The interest of the United States
la amply safeguarded under this ar
, _ *fd 8"anson. "No genernl
ton of disarmament can be print
ed without our content; no obligation,
tapooed on ua without the approval
of Congreaa, which I. mtruated with
regard to armies and naviea. Such a
plan will give us greater security
than any policy of national Isola
tion. surrounded by nations Jealous
and apprehensive of our power, and
liable at any moment to combine for
our overthrow."
Takes r? Article 10.
Article 10, the storm center of thfe
covenant. Is absolutely necessary to
world peace. Swanson declared, be
cause it is a solemn pledge by all
league members to abstain from wars
of conquest.
It imposes upon the United, 8tates
no obligation which this government
Is unwilling to accept, he declared
because the council simply advises.
and its advice may be rejected by
congress.
??When under this article, we guar
antee the territorial Integrity of other
nations, we receive from them a like
guarantee for ourselves" said Swan
son. This, he declared. Is important
n view of our possession of the Phil
ippines and the Panama Canal, far
from our shore* and hard to defend
Monroe Dortrlae Safe.
The Monroe doctrine. Swanson as
serted. is as expressly recognized and
reserved in the covenant as it possibiv
could be.
' if any contest should arise between
Uie provisions of the covenant and the
Monroe doctrine," he asserted, "so far
as we are concerned, the covenant Is
annulled and the Monroe doctrine
survives for us as a living foreign
policy. We accept the covenant with
this clear reservation. The doctrine
is not only protected, but Is given
new force and dignity. We obtain a
world's recognition of our right to
insist upon It."
Replying to Elihu Roofs objection
that the covenant does not provide
strong enough machinery for arbitra
tion. Swanson said that Articles la
and 13 are a long step forward in In
ternational arbitration, and will re
duce friction between nations by pro
viding for a cooling oft period, while
not unduly delaying the award of the
arbitrators.
r 1B Withdraw at Aay Time.
A further proof of the safeguarding
of American interests. Swanson point
ed out the provisions for amending
the league covenant and for with
drawal if we are not satisfied.
He urged Senators to give the
league a trial at least until the
Lnlted States, "having become one
Of the controlling inlluences in
world affairs, can successfully aid
in the settlement of matters so
urgently pressing for solution"
Then. Swanson said, we can "re
tire if w* so desire, to a policy of
national isolation.
"But for the United States to re
ject the treaty now. involving as
it does such small possibility of
.I'' would m'an that she
would skulk in the greatest world
crisis that has ever occurred.
Always a Doer Opea.
No burdens are imposed with
out our consent; no obligations In
curred from which we cannot In a
reasonable time relieve ourselves
We are committed to no course of
action from which. If disappoint
ments should develop, we cannot
honorably retire.
The pathway of duty is plain.
Let us not be frightened by our
own prodigious shadow as it pro
Jects itself in world affairs, but
with strong arms and brave hearts
let us discharge our obligations."
LUNCHBOX BALLOT
AT DISTRICT BUILDING
Survival of the fittest!
.uTh,5L,ls the "P'f't which pervades
the District building. in conse
tw"ce s'ver*' hundred employes
J *,- among themselves, will vote
to determine which of two lunM.
box caterers will win the right tS
serve the building. 8tl to
Jth.nr;df?raenda ?
?ar-sa v&
during the month s balloting ?PeD
The Evolution of a Savings
Account
THE WASHINGTON LOAN
AND TRUST COMPANY
900-902 F Street N. W. .
618-620 17tk Street N. W.
Washington, D. C.
3%?COMPOUND INTEREST?3%
ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
"The Trustworthy Tnut Company"
JOHN B. LARNER, President
I
OPEN TILL 5 P. M. TO^ If.
When it started with a silver dollar
its owner had no particular plan for it.
But one day a Great Aspiration was
born. Its achievement was a thing far
in the future.
"Ten years from now I must have a
free capital of $io,ooo," said the Saver,
"and I'll lay my plan RIGHT NOW."
?A great task for a man with a small
salary. But success is only for those
who can outline great tasks and then
fulfill them.
"I determined," said the Saver, "to di
vide the future into two five-year periods,
and that the first five should be devoted
principally to building a savings account."
"I started with modest weekly savings
and increased my weekly deposits, not at
yearly periods, but as fast as my salary
was increased Interest became quite a fac
tor in my gains."
/.
"At the end of the fifth year I had ac
cumulated a little more than a third of
my $10,000 goal, cash in bank."
After that, increased income and judi
cious investments made the rest of the
way easy.
POLICE ON TRAIL
OF TAXI MURDER
Man and Wife Held in Flor
ida May Solve Mystery of
D. C. Driver's Death.
Baltimore. July 14.?Clarence Cothron
and wife, Grace, who have been
sought by police since laat June In
connection with the murder of Ho
mer Jones, a colored chauffeur, be
tween Laurel and Washington, while
he was conveying them to Washing
ton, have been captured In Palatka,
Fla. Detectives will leave here to
night to bring them baek.
The crime, police say, will develop
into one of the most sensational cases
uncovered here for many years. The
i case was first brought to the atten
tion of the police when a report of
the finding of the body in a clump
of bushes by some little girls was
made to the city authorities.
The automobile has been found in
Atlantic City and its purchaser will
be one of the witnesses in the case.
Jones left Baltimore driving a
seven-passenger car, having been
hired by two men and a woman to
drive to Washington and then on
to Ashton, Md. Meanwhile, police
learned that four attempts had been
made to rob the Hl*hland Bank at
Asbton. ? MontfenOry ? County.
< The robbers had been defeated oa
each occasion. Detectives say that
tht two arrested in Florida were
members of ,tb? (aac that made
these attempts and were on their
way there in the car to make an
other attempt.
DAYLIGHT SAVING HAS
RESPITE WHEN HOUSE
ballotsjfall SHORT
CONTINUED ntOQC PA.01 ONE
their salariea due today. It was said,
however, that a way would be found
to meet this condition and the em
ployes would not hare to go without
their money.
Advocates of the repeal stated they
will urge the Senate to pass the sepa
rate House bill providing for the re*
peal. This is the measure which pass
ed the House originally. In view of
the Senate's overwhelming vote for j
the repeal rider, it is believed the
separate bill could be passed with
ease if brought up.
In making this further effort the
repeal advocates realize that the
President would veto the separate
measure, but they contend that in view
ef the difference between the rider and
the separate bill they would have a
better opportunity to pass it over the
President's veto.
The separate repeal bill which pass
ed the House merely repeals the third
section of the original law which has
to do with the moving of the clock
back and forward an hour. It leaves
with the Interstate Commerce Com
mission the power to regulate the time
zones.
VA. TEXTILE WORKERS
HAVE VOICE W PLANT
Danville, Va., July 14.?Five thou
sand worker* la th? Rlvermlde and
Dan River Cotton Mills, Inc. a ?15.
?00,000 concern, awakened to the
fact today that tbijr are no longer
"handa." but ah Integral part of the
vast plant.
Announcement haa been made of
the adoption of an industrial democ
racy conalatlnr of a house of repre
sentatives with 117 members?one
for every forty workers?and a sin
ate committee composed of fifty
nine foremen and overseers, not
elective.
Take Wounded Yanks
On Beach Excursion
The Capital Beneficial Association
and the Knights of Pythias will hold |
their annual excursion tomorrow at
Chesapeake Beach. More than 2,000
persons are expected to attend. Rath- I
bone Temple, No. 8, Pythian Slaters. I
will entertain a number of wounded
boys from Walter Reed Hospital.
The heroes will be provided with
basket lunches and smokes. Free |
dancing will be a feature of the aft-1
eraoon and evening. Athletic events I
also will be staged.
"Sheriff." Puck Beer.
Omaha. Neb.?Two "sheriffs"
armed with "warrants" searched
and seized here todsy. Charles
Storz's 10-year-old boy was alone
at home. The sheriffs got seven
cases of beer.
Pullman and Brownlow
Insist City Is Orderly
Ma J. Pullman, superintendent of
police, end Commissioner Brownlow
ere peeved at attacks discrediting
the efficiency of the Washington Po
lice Department with regard to ef
forts to cepture the negro fiend who
recently assaulted three white women.
In giving vent to their feelings yes
terday afternoon they attempted to
convince members of the public or
der committee of the Board of Trade
that Washington Is a very well-or
dered city. < " f|
Odell S. Smith, acting director of
the Home Defense League, who call
ed the conference in the rooms of
the Board of Trade, deplored what
he characterized as the policy of the
press to discredit the work of the
local police force.
Speaking of this alleged propaganda
Commissioner Brownlow declared It
was due to subterfuges of a certain
"powerful and exceedingly rich co
terie," which is trying to show that
prohibition has menaced public order
in Washington.
He la Hot Excited.
"I am not excited over these at
tacks on our police force." he con
tinued. "I am convinced that no
similar group of men on earth has
dona batter tku our local police."
Maj. Pullman joined with Orail?
?toner Brownlow In his statement
that Waabtnston la bo mora kavlaaa
than any othar city and appealed for
an lncreaae in wafea for pollcoMa
to obtain more man.
Commlaatooer Brownlow quoted fig
ure* ah owl as that there are now ?M
prlaonera In the workhouae at Oooo
quan. whereaa In 1*14 there were twice
that number. He atatad that the en
forcement of the dry kw tad In
creased the labora of the police de
partment. but that actual crimes were
few In nuobf when Waahtncton'e
population was considered
NAVY COAL PASSER
HAS $40,000 MONTH
New York. July 14.?Ell Perktaa
Kastland. Texas. la a coal pu*er on
I the Riant transport Imperator. apd
he alao Is owner of oil proparttaa in
Texas that are apoutlaff him fiO.OOO
a month, he admitted today.
Perkins haa two years more to 4o
in the navy. He enliated In 1919
after buying an eighty-acre farm at
Eastland. While he waa huTlaf
coal on transports, oil waa struck
on the farm.
Lieut. Comdr. Peterson aaked Per
kins if he would aell the farm fof
S 1.000.000 cash and received a nef*?
j tive answer.
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Even here in the Casino, world famed a*
the centre of society's inner eirde, Fa tints
coues into its own. The steadily increasing
preference is not, as one might suppose, for
some fancy, extravagant straight Turkish
brand?bat for this _6imple, inexpensive
__ ?Fatim*.*
"^just-enough-Turkish" cigarette?I
'Just enough Turkish"
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