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he 'Weather
? F AIR and warmer today
and tomorrow. Detailed re
port to be found on page 8.
After 16 Years of Vainly
Striving, McGrawites
Reign Supreme.
Run Scored in 1st Frame
Sufficient, as Nehf Mows
Yankees Down.
By grantland rice.
NEW YORK. Oct. 1J.?The wan
derer In far countries is home again
W,M> the spoils of war The dust is
?n his knapsack and the rust is on
his canteen but the booty follows in
his victorious wake.
, for the Giants have made port at
>*?t to dock In triumph at the
,h*rb?,r ?f l>ream.<*-Come-True. Af
r?ainnr the storm in vain for
' utwo decades they are once
more champions of the world.
years a8? th,s bracing
autumn, a young pitcher by the
????*,. ?f Christy Mathewson with
tne help of a veteran known as
Iron Man McGinity. carried the
ln to the purple throne room
the game over the prostrate
lorms of the subjugated Athletics.
_or sixteen seasons since that
ancient date. McGraw and his ball
Clubs have sought the winners' end.
four times since, they fought their
way In to the big October joust,
only to feel the crushing power of
conquering bats
Perklapaagh at Fault.
. ?ut tonlgkt they are back ln
? k clover again. They hurdled
the last barricade this afternoon by
beating the Tankees for the third
success ve afternoon as young
Waite Hoyt toppled to a 1-0 de
feat through a wide crevice opened
by the brilliant Pecklnpaugh who,
like young Ward the daybefore,
blundered at the big moment of the
In the final test, before the
smallest crowd of the series, with
a raw wind roistering out of the
North, Art Nehf at last hung one
on the Brooklyn youth by stopping
the Tanks abruptly In their slow
and lumbering tracks. Hoyt pitched
one of his greatest games, but
when the ever reliable Peck buckled
up In the first round and fumbled
Kelly's grounder w^th two out and
Bancroft on bis way to the plate.
| Hoyt"s great achievement passed
I ? to the shadows of another losl
I cause. ?_ * ,
The Giants, through a queer
twist of fate, had won their sec
ond world championship by gather
ing In two successive victories
without contributing an earned run
on either day. Helpless upon at
tack. held at bay by the Vatchless
Pitching of Mays and Hoyt. they
broke through two of the strongest
sectors in the Yank defense that
failed ln the nerve-wrecking whirl
of the stretch. To have the bitter
current of defeat flow through Ward
and Peck was the final touch of
Yankee woe. for It was here their
ramparts looked to be Impregnable
The main drama of the entire
series was crowded into the final
turn with the Yankees facing their
last offensive. First of all. to the
astonishment and delight of the
crowd, ln place of Pipp there came
| a burly figure with bandaged el
I bow. Ruth, whose absence had left
his mates soggy and listless on at
tack. was taking his final turn at
bat. Up went the crowd with one
of those roaring hullabaloos that
| only the Babe can draw from the
multitude. Here was his chance for
I fame beyond anything that even he
|had ever known. But the combi
atlon of an arm swathed and
^nd from elbow to shoulder and
Vfast curv? from Art Nehf was
T than he could meet in his
turn at bat.
Rawllng. \!?. Rally,
Fhls brought Ward to bat and
krd outwaited Nehf for a pass to
li-st. Nehf. pitching, had been
Jrllder than a timber wolf all the
afternoon, giving the Yanks count
| less chance to walk, which they re
F fused to accept, as their hitless bats
went swinging at everything in
sight. With Baker up Nehf took no
chances, but in the process of at
tempting to cut a corner the left
hander gave the Trappe mauler two
chances to walk, which Baker re
fused to accept. The count finally
moved to "three to two." when the
Maryland slugger, on the next
pitched ball slashed one to right.
Ward raced for second on the play
with a quick whirl for third, when
Rawlings. the star of the day, cut
over at top speed, knocked down
the hit and with a wonderful throw
from an overturned balance nailed
the slow-moving veteran at first.
In the midst of this bewildering
play. Kelly spotted Ward on his
headlong way to third and by a
I# peg as swift and as true as a rifle
I shot nailed the flying Yank as he
dived ln a last savage leap for the
This double play closed out the
series, bringing to Rawlings and
Kelly the deserved acclaim of stand*
and bleachers who had been lifted
to the tip of their toes by the tense
ness of the day's big moment. It
was the great play of the day, for
if he had failed to reach the ball
the Yankees would have had run
ners on first and third with only
one out and Schang, the dangerous,
at bat. ?
Yank Defense Crumble.
As It was. the Giants picked up
the scattered threads of the dope
by winning through greater speed
and a stouter defense. They won
through fine pitching on their own
side of the wall and because the
Yank defeise at last began to break
and crumble after a gallunt stand
for thj first five games.
Leading the series at the time' the
crippled Ruth passed from the field
the Yanks subsided Into a slow'
heavy-footed ball cirfb, with Its
morale dragging In ?he dust-~ In
the l??t twenty-five innings play the
once famous Murderers' Row, minus I
Ruth-, hammered over Just one run
held ln complete check before the
Otntmmad a? Pat9 T*r9* '
New Afternoon
Paper to Start
In Washington
Scripps Interests to Issue
Daily Soon?Colver
Made Editor.
No. 26 of the Scripps newspapers
will begin publication in Washington
as an afternoon newspaper in .about
two weeks.
Printing plant and publication omces
l are now in the process of installation
I at 1382 New York avenue, In the
[ building vacated about six years ago
1 by The Washington Herald.
Lowell Mellett, editor of the new
' paper, announced last night that Will
iam B. Colver, former chairman of the
Federal Trade Commission, will be
edltor-in-chi?. William H. Dodge will
be general business manager, and M.
E. Zepp, formerly of the Washington
Times, will be business manager.
Mr. Mellett, former managing editor
of Colliers Magaxine. and before that
head of the Washington Bureau of the
United Press Associations, said that
the new Journal will be "a
afternoon newspaper." and that the
entire offices of the United I ress As
sociations. the Newspaper Enterprise
Association, the Scripps Alliance and
the various offices of the "Washington
representatives of the Scripps news
papers throughout the Middle ?"<?
the South, and the Pacific Coast ?11
be located In the five-story building
at 1322 New York avenue.
Mr. Mellett said that the new paper
will be independent in politics.
Reported Sensational
Hold-Up in Northwest
Proved Street Brawl.
Rumors of a "crime wave" ??
this city which grew out of the
sensational hold-up robbery and
assault report alleged to have bee"
made to the police by Oeorge a
Roper, of 2516 Thirteenth street
northwest, after he had been se
verely beaten at Fourteenth and
Beflbont struts Sunday nlght. wer*
practically dispelled last night,
when a police Investigation re
vealed that the incident was noth
ing more than a street brawl.
Roper, according to the police,
denied that he had Included rob
bery in his report, despite the fact
that the police records ?h?w that
he claimed to have been relieved
of $5.
Grant Ordered I?T?itiMti?f.
Following the original report of
the Incident, which, according to
the police records, was to the effect
that Ropei and his wife had been
assaulted and robbed. Inspector
Clifford L. Grant, chief of the de
tective force, ordered a rigid in
The following day the sensa
tional robbery" was the foremost
topic of conversation In the Co
lumbia Heights section, with the
result that numerous residents or
that sectfon requested more ade
quate police protection and the
members of the Columbia Heights
Citizens' Association offered a re
ward for the capture and conviction
of the perpetrators of the robbery.
The Investigation revealed also
that Roper's photograph was con~
talned in the police records with
the Information that he had been
arrested last December on the re
quest of police authorities in Ten
nessee. but later was released
Wan Free-for-all-light.
Robert Coles, colored. 22 year*
old. of 1208 V street northwest, and
Arthur R. Bradford, colored. 23
years old, of 626 Callan street
northwest, who were arrested yes
terday. Identified Roper as the man
"with whom they had fought" on
Sunday night
They' denied that they had at
tempted to rob him and said that
they only began to fight when he.
Roper, pushed and struck them
They admitted that a free-for-all
fight ensued In which Roper was
Dr. Howard L. Hodgkins. dean of
the Department of Arts and Sci
ences. was yesterday appointed
temporary president of George
Washington University by the board
of trustees. He was authnrlxed to
formulate a plan for increasing the
endowment fund.
Dr Hodgkins announced that be
ginning with the 1923 term one year
of college work will be required for
entrance to the law school, and In
1925 two years wil' be required. He
also announced the following fac
ulty appointments: Law school,
Charles R. Franklin. Kathleen Dug
gan. Clinton F. Stanley. Eula M.
Van Meter: medical school, Eugene
R. Whitmore, Cyrus W. Culver; arts
and sciences. William Partridge,
Delos H. Smith, W. H. Fleming.
Owen B. French. Frank A. Hitch
cock. F. A. Moss. John F. Myer, Ger
trude R. Brl?ham, Herbert A. Ehr
man, Joseph H. Wilson. . Edward
Cullom. Cecil K. Jones, C. F. Kra
mer. Angel C. Vasquev, C. C. tiler.
F M. Phillips, Edgar Sydenstrlcker.
W. L. Schmfdt and Elvin Miller.
Blaine Elkins Weds
Mrs. Lucy D. Evans
BALTIMORE. Md., Oct. 13.?Lucy
Douglas Evans, widow of Percy
Evans, noted horseman, of Alexand
ria, Va.. prominent -n Virginia and
Washington sock 1 circles. was
quietly married to Blaine Elkins, of
Washington, son of the late Senator
Stephen B. Elkins, of West iVrginla,
here today.
A few relatives and friends at
tended the cerir.ony. after wh ch the
newly-weds departed for an, ex
tensive motor through the North.
Friends of the family announced
that the wedding had taken place,
but refused ot state where the cere
mony had bee performed.
Elkins was formerly married to
Mary McKenna, of Charleston. W.
Va., but was divorced about a year
ago. after which he resided with
h's mother. Mrs. S. B. Elkins. at
If 21 K street northwest. Washing
ton. .' .
'There's a Job for Every
Man in America," De
troit Magnate Claims.
Says He Can Solve Ques
tion If He Can Have
Muscle Shoals.
(United New*.)
CINCINNATI. Ohio. Oct 13.?"If
I the government will let me have
I Muscle Shoals. Til teach it something
j about solving unemployment prob
1 lem?."
Henry Ford.' automobile manufac
turer and owner of the Detroit, To
ledo and Ironton Railroad, made this
statement In an interview herei prior
to his deparuire for West Virginia
C<Ford would go into details about
"'"iSTre are Jobs in this country for
every man who wants to work, he
Sliest on Hla Plaa.
?The solution of all this trouble U
simple after it n^w
It Is too long a story to tell now
??We have shown the some
thing ?*>out employing men, but that
w ??t Shoa's. is"? lt*ngentle
turned to his son. Edsel.
'JUT'three executlves-C. E. Sorenson.
STh. 8mtth and W. C. wllnf w
?re accompanying him on his trip.
The Muscle Shoals plant was ?***
liahpd bv the government during the
war for the manufacture of
J^I? cJl mines. Hi. private car
that he ^
negotiating for purchase of a railroad
h.? o????u
ltr wfh
SlTSrS Cincinnati. Mllford and
B,^ht?eerA^reerr.^t. 1 ha,,
told my secretary to notlfy offtclals
Holds Optloa ?? B??d.
B H. Kroger, one of the Principal
*t ?h? r M. & B. traction
owners Of tne ??,. vnrd
line, announced today th
hpi,i an option on the road.
After reading yesterday's dispatch
from Washington that Senator
Thomas H. Newberry, of
hrrrrunrue h:oWdUe'fdend'h.m?.f
against charges that hi. election
victory over Tord co.t too much
money. Ford made this comm.nl.
??Newberry la taking the easie-t
way out. It would be much harder
for him to tell the public the whole
story. But the Newberry case Is not
ended. When It Is finished the pub
lic will know more about how poli
ticians are bamboozling cltixens.
(Cepyiigkt. 1>?1.)
See Line Kxteadlng Somth.
NEW TORK. Oct. ir?The possi
bility Of an all Henry Ford railroad
extending from Detroit to Mobile
was seen here today by railroad
men In Ford's statement that; he
had secured an option to the Cin
cinnati. Mllford and Bla"c*e8t?r'
Which gives his Detroit. Toledo and
Ironton an entrance to Cincinnati.
If Ford obtains title to the great
Muscle Shoals plant in Northern
Alabama it Js believed to be his plan
to secure an all Ford direct rail con
nection between Detroit and Muscle
I Shoal., with a Southern extension
to Mobile, which will give the auto
manufacturer a direct line from his
plants at Detroit to Tidewater at
the Gulf, tapping his West Virginia
coal properties, the Muscle Shoals
plant and the Birmingham iron and
steel district!.
Representatives of the Cincinnati,
Mllford and Blanchester are In De
troit today conferring with Ford of
ficials on the details of the trans
fer. It Is known that Ford en
gineers have been investigating the
purchase ? f the Cincinnati, George
town and Portsmouth, which ex
tends east from Cincinnati toward
Portsmouth, Ohio, with the idea of
connecting Ironton, the present ter
minus of the D. T. * I. and Cincin
nati with a direct Ohio River Valley
line. Ford Is known to be planning
upon tapping the Ohio River at
Portsmouth as well a. Irontop and
Cincinnati. An extension north
fTOm Cincinnati Into Dayton l? also
reported under consideration.
Ford'q acquisition of the Cincin
nati, Mllford and Blanchester, which
Is an interurban line, would be for
the purpose of using Ita right of
LONDON. Oct. H.?"It was only
America's economic ambitions
which Impelled her to call the con
ference on the limitation of arma
ments." Vlacount Kano. of Japan,
told the International economic con
ference here today.
The Japanese economist pnlnte-l
out the conflict between American
and Japanese Interests In China as
one of the reasons for America's
fear in the Far East, but admitted
that the Japanese people were be
ginning to And their armament
burdens Intolerable.
"The failure of Prnsslan militar
ism taught Japan a lesson," he de
Arthur Henderson, assert I ni; that
China was the real orux of the
armament conference, deslarfd thai
Great Britain could not aerloualy
attempt to reduce her armament*
until the policy of exploiting the
Chipaae commercially la ?n4*d.
Cyrus H. K. Curtis, Philadelphia publisher, entertained at lunch
eon on his private yacht, the Lyndonia, which is anchored in the
Potomac. The upper picture, riyht to left, shows A. D. La<ker,
chairman of the Shipping Board; Postmaster General Hays, Sec
retary of War Weeks, Mrs. R B. Hillis, of Northampton, Mass.,
guest of Mrs. ^oolidge; Mrs. Coolidge and Vice President Coolidge,
who were among the guests. The lower picture shows President
Harding boarding the yacht.
President Wants Service,
Not Party, in Mail Ranks
Tells Postal Workers Hard-Boiled Democrats
? Stands Higher Than Yellow Republi
can in His Estimation.
'T would rather have a hard
boiled ifemocrat than a yellow Re
publican, and I wouldn't give a rap
for a postmaster that did not have
enough interest in his government
I to be affiliated with a party." Presi
dent Harding declared in his address
at the joint banquets of conventions
of postal associations at the Wil
lard Hotel last night.
In speaking ot the popularity of
Postmaster General Hays, the Presi
dent said he was highly gratifi d
that the Postmaster General had
been persuaded to join his official
family. When he offered the posi
tion to Mr. Hays, the President ex
plained. Mr. Hays 'had other plans,
but said, "If I can come into thp
official family. Senator, and achlevc
success by rendering service to my
country I will put aside my pro
fessional ambitions."
Gratified at Sacrifice.
"I have known nothing more
gratifying than that men have put
aside their personal ambitions in
order to serve their government in
a crisis," the President continued.
"Although the country is in a crisis,
having just emerged from a terrible
war, the heart of America is right,
and we cannot and will not fail."
Postmaster General Hays took as
text a quotation from the inaugural
address of President Harding:
"Service is the supreme commit
ment of life," adding that this is
the platform of the postal service.
He declared that he would like to
bring the foreign arms conference
delegates to a banquet of this kind
and say: "Before you is assembled
the essence of America." Mr. Hays
tai service who had refused flatter
ing offers of larger salaries to stand
by the government In time of
Senator Charles E. Townsend said
he hoped and felt sure that the
necessity of separating the postal
service from outside labor organisa
tions by legislation would never
arise. He told them they were pub
lic servants In the employ of the
government and were as responsible
to that government In their posi
tions as he was in his position as a
Representative Halvor 8teenerson
Jpkingly explained that in days
gone bv the Postmaster General had
oeen the party whip, but that he no
loncrer held that position.
Courtland Smith, secretary of the
postal savin* a department, advo
cated the education of the public on
its part In the postal system. He
concluded his speech by saying he
hoped to see the next Postmaster
General appointed from the ranks.
Entertainment was furnished by
George O. Connor, who pans? a sons
appropriate to the >->stman's life.
It was cullcd "Early to Bed and
Early to Rise."
The National Association of Post
masters closed their convention here
yesterday afternoon. The Associa
tion of Supervisory Postofllce Em
ployes and the Rural Letter Car
riers will continue their sessions
until this evening.
At the meeting of the Postmas
ters' Association in the National
Museum yesterday afternoon. Dr.
Lee K- Frankel head of the welfare
work of the Postoffice Department,
spoke on his work.
Postmaster W. J. Binder advo
cated abolition of the third and
fourth-class postmasterships, de- '
daring1 it would speed the service I
and make for greater efficiency. He 1
estimated that 30.000 postmaster1
titles might be abolished under this
Other speakers at this convention In
cluded Postmaster C. A. Hotradone, of
Grand Rapids; Walter C. Burton, of
Brooklyn, who spoke on "Qovernment;
Owned Motor Vehicle Service," and
H. T. Thornton, who urged the "mail!
early" campaign.
The convention elected Postmaster!
E. A. Purdy. of Minneapolis, as presi
dent. Nine vice presidents were
chosen. Frank C. Sites, of Harris
burg, Pa., was continued vs secretary-'
treasurer and presented with a hand
some seal leather bill fold.
Speakers at the League of Post
masters' meeting Included Representa
tive S. A. Kendall, of Pennsylvania; j
John R. Oorey, A. J. Rosenbaum. Civil
Service Commissioner; J. C. Bartlett.
George Rosenberg, of t)fee Publishers I
Postal Service of New York, and Dr. j
Lee K. Frankel.
At the meeting of the supervisory I
employes in the Interior Building.
Senators Charles E. Ifcwnsend atyi
Georg^ H. Moses addrnlMBil the dele
Confinued on PaT fkrN,
Fought in Mexico
74 Years Ago; Now
Celebrates Event
The Aztec Club will hold its an-1
nual dinner tonight at the Army j
and Navy Club to celebrate the 74th :
anniversary of the capture of the
City of Mexico by the American
army led by Gen. Scott.
Speeches will be made by Maj
Gen. J. G. Harbord for the army.
Adml. R. E. Cooats for the navy.
an-1 Maj. Gen. J. A. L*e)eune for the
Marine Corps.
The Aztec Society was formed in
the president's palace in the City
of Mexico when the city was taken
Of the original 160 men present at
tils formation thers is only one
survivor ? Gen. H. G. Gibson, of
"Washington, who is 94 years of
ace. He jrill attend the dinner.
Many distinguished out-of-town
members will attenA^the dinner.
Police Clubs Win Battle
With Slum Dre^s by
Nelson Statue.
L/ONDON. Oct. 13.?For the second
time within a fortnight 10.000 poverty
stricken men and women have swept
up from the East End to parade their
-ags and hunger before London's up
"er classes, and for the second time
the stern military efficiency of the
metropolitan police has prevented a
'lemonstration which might have ended '
in horror.
The Jobless thousand? are back ;
Tgaln in the slums with little accom- j
plished. They succeeded in breaking i
a few pollcemrtTs heads. They looted. I
or attempted to loot, a few cheap
restaurants. They hurled a few bricks
and clubs at their hereditary enemies. ;
and then scattered and took up the j
weary march back to the slums from
which they came.
Police Prevent Attack*.
But for a time the situation was
ugly. Only the strategy of the blue
oats prevented a massed attack upon
the shops, restaurants and hotels of
the West End.
From Mile End Road to Cambridge
Circus, on theil- way to Trafalgar
Square, the demonstrators proceeded
without Interference. But at this open
place they were met by 1.G00 police
and hundreds of Scotland Yard men.
mounted and unmounted, who sought
to turn them back.
As the uniformed men charged with
drawn clubs, the crowd scattered to
let them through. Then it closed in on
them and the bricks, stones and sticks
began to hurtle through the air.
Drive Marchers to Slams.
The battle was unequal, however.
The police were organised and the
crowd wasn't. In a few moments
some of the forces of the law had
been struck down, but the crowd had
been outmaneuvered and was break
ing away.
Working with splendid precision, the
police forced the marchers irtto side
streets, and enclosed the district In s
ring through which no demonstrator
could break.
Trafalgar Square, in the meantime,
resembled a cavalry camp. Four hun
dred picked mounted officers were
quartered there, their horses picketed
at the base of Nelson s Monument.
Defeated In their attempt to force
their way to the favorite oral battle
ground of public agitators, the crowd
gradually dispersed and went back to
the slums.
Hightower Guilty of Murder.
REDWOOD CITT. Cal.. Oct. 1^.?
William A. Hightower, who has been
on trial here on the charge of h?r
inc murdered Rev. Father Patrick
B. Heslln. a Catholic priest, of
Colma, August 2. last, was found
guilty of murder by a Jury com
posed of seven men and Ave women
la'te today. The Jury recommended
life Imprisonment, and he will be
sentenced Saturday.
(C) Csderwood * rpderwood.
President and Cabinet to
Attend Rites Today at
St. John's.
Funeral service* for Senator
Philander C. Knox wtU be held to
day at It a. m. sit St. Johns Epia
c opal ChurcK
President Harding. Cabinet mem
bers. diplomats. Senator* and others
prominent officially will attend.
The regular Cabinet meeting has
been postponed by the President.
Members of the Senate Foreign
delations Committee, of which Sen.
ator Knox was a member, will be
honorary pallbearers. Active pall
bearers. who were personal friends
of the Knox family, will be MaJ.
Charles Wilson. MaJ. J. :
William W Smith, of
Frederick D. Faust W alter F
Clark And "W. F. Martin.
Hartal at Valley F??*e.
The bodv will be taken to
Forge, where the Senator had a
country home, and services will
held from the Valley
rial Chapel tomorrow at * /SOl Th
body will be interred In the chapel
Fags In the Capitol are at ha t
ma,t because of the Senators
*eath Both the Senate and the
House adjourned yesterday shortlv
after they had met. The Senate
probably will transact no more
business until Monday
committees have been named from
both chambers. Senator P'nrose^ or
Pennsylvania, heading the one from
the Senate.
\amen Hobw r?**Ittee.
Speaker Gillett appointed the fol
lowing committee to represent the
House at the funeral: Thomas S.
Butler. George & Graham. George
\V. Edmonds. Louis T. McPaddea
Stephen G Porter. Guy E_ Camp
bell. Geoyge P. DarrowHenry D
Flood, of Virginia: W ? ?
Cockran. of New York:
F Focht. William S. \ are Henry
w. Watson. Henry W. Temple. John
M Morin. Thomas W. Crago. Ed
gar R. Kiess._ Hatton W. SumWJ
f n, niCBB.
of Texas, and James W. Wise.
Penrose officially announced to
the Senate tbe death of bis cel
cannot And words ade<juatelyi
to express my personal rrief. my
*ense of irreparable loss. said
Penrose. He said the country ma
talned a great loss through the
death of Knox.
Expressions of sympathy were
Prealdeat's Proelamatiom.
The President, through Secretary
of State Huwhes. issued an omcial
proclamation, in which he said:
"It is my distressing duty to an
nounce to the people of the United
States the death of Philander Chase
Knox, a Senator from the State or
Pennsylvania, and formerly Attor
ney General and Secretary of State
of the rnited States, whlch occur
red In Washington on the 12th m
8t"In his death his State has lost
a most valuable and faithful ser
vant and his country one of its
greatest statesmen." .
> Th* statement enumerated the
public offices Knox held. and
praised him for the manner In which
he discharged the duties connected
with them. It orders flags every
were displayed at )>aif mast.
?The death of Senator Knox de
prives ma of the service of one of
America's ablest statesmen. said
Secretary of 8tate Hughes.
11 Are Indicted for
Engineer's Murder
FITZGERALD. Ga.. Oct. X*.?In
dictment. and arrests were record
ed thick and fast here today, fol
lowing a confession said to have
been mad- to the grand J "'J1*"
late yesterday by O. C. Fairfield,
alreadt under Indictment, charged
with murder in connection with the
fatal shooting of W. T. Reed, en
gineer on the Atlanta. Birmingham
and Atlantic Railway during strike
I trouble* here several months aft>
Employment Conferees
See Way Out as Con
ference Ends Here.
Say Early Tteturn to
Prosperity Depends on
President Hardin*** unemployment
conference, after submitting a guide to
remedy the unemployment situation
and business depression In the coup
try. arf'^urned ?lne die yesterday, but
i standing committee la about to be
appointed to carry out the agreement*
rea-hed during the session*
Minority reports against any reduc
tion of wafes. against the repeal of
the Adamson eigat-hour law. and
favoring the absorption of the War
Labor Board Into the Interstate Com
merce Commission, were not adopted
bv the conference as a whole, but
were read into the proceedings as "in
In adjourning the session Mr
Hoover said:
ladles and gentlemen. I am ierr
grateful for your expression I. too.
not only convey my own thanks to
you for your services here, but desire
to carry to you a word from the
President of his gratitude for your
willingness to come here and consider
these questions, and to give to the rtd
mintstration and to the country so
indication a* to how this crisis can be
Keek ts Better Winter CmdltlMS.
"We hare, indeed, a rreat crisis, and
the purpose of this conference has
been to find a plan by which we can
get through this next winter Into sea*
less rough: into areas of greater
economic prosperity: into times when
our labor wtll hare been reabsorbs I
Into Industry Ton have laid out a
plan. The plan has been willingly ac
cepted by a large section of the coun
try, and you have erected the
machinery to pursue that wprk, and
we will see if we cannot get through
this crisis without calling on the fund*
In the public purse for support and
subsistence of our unemployed.
"Whether we can succeed in that
will depend greatly upon the co
ordination and co-operation that ?
can figure from Industries and dvjt
bodies of the United State*. That this
Is a problem for voluntary organlsa
tlon la consonant with American spirit
and American Institution* If w<
cannot secure Its solution in that dt
rectlon. we shall have made a distinct
step backward In the progress of th'
country. It to. therefore, vital thai
you who return for a term to yom
own sections of the United State?
should Insist. In season and out ot
season, that this Is a problem ths
rests upon the voluntary and neigh
borly action of the American people
litis Extreme Insgkt T??e?her.
'To me the socceesful c<? -.umtna
tlon of the c inference marks s
milestone In the progress of socla
thought Aalde from the presstin
of war. I believe that this is th.
only conference held in Washingtnr
under the auspices of the govern
ment where the ultra extreme it
social thought have been brough
together, and where the conferanc?
has come through for actual eon
structlve results and parts In go*?
will. We have found it poaslble t<
acree upon every -major lastie; t*
agree upon the emergency miiFurf:
that are required?the social back
ground of those measures, and t<
arrree upon the great principles tha
must be met If we are to have <
recuperation of employment and In
dustry. 4
?*We may have disagreement as t.
detail. It would be lmposalble t<
bring together sixty per?ons o
strength of mind capable of stttlm
in a conference of this kind wltli
out having such minor disagree
ment. This, however. Is the out
standing thing that this conferenc
has proved, that It Is possible t
bring together sixty people repre
seating every particular avenue aii'
come to a common agreement upo:
a subject that vitally afreets ea>
and every one of them.
Spirit Is Esmsraalna.
'There has been a definite spiri
In this conference thst. a Itself. I
an encouragement to every one I
the United States. That 1s. tha
'while we have been here deallni
with problems of railways. ,of shops
and of farms, and of Instruments o
commerce and industry, there h?
been in the background of ever
person's mind the fact that we wer
dealing, not with mechanical thing!
but iLat we were dealing with th
problems of men, women and cbil
?Them has been In this confer
ence the dominating thought ths
the better control of economi
forces was In fact Simply the bet
ter comfort of our country."'
With the appointment of th
standing committee, the proposal
will be carried out Already Co
Arthur Woods is golnc throug
with his community, civic and pel
manent measures.
Oppose "XsUssrf Taxes."
The standing committee whe
appointed proposes to push ths r<
peal of "nuisance taxes." the ps?
sage of the tariff, lowering tart
rates; to exert 1U influence in obtalr
ing limitations of aramaments. t
restrain the fluctuations of exchang
through responsible agencies, sue
as banks of Issue; to remedy th
Irregular periods of employment 1
such seasonal Industries as mlnlnt
to seek fair play for the farm*
and particularly to establish hetti
prospect* for vastly Increased bus
ness activity
Labor Is aatlsfled because no Issu
has been decided by the conferenc
as a whole which would prejudlc
the workers' claims Although '1r
formational" reports declared to
reduced wages, the general bod
fought shy of hay official declare
Samuel Gompers president of th
American Federation of Labo
stayed to the ead, and saM he ws
"gratified at the aplrlt manifeste
in this general conference " H
pledged lahor as a "pa-; ' ">e ?">t
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