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WASHINGTON. D. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 1. 1922. /
Bonar Law Would oPst
pone U. S. Sessions Till
After Elections.
CONTINGENT UPON .
AERICA'S WISHES
Premier Desires to Avoid
Action While Tenure
Is Uncertain.
l/>NDON, Oct. 31?Great Britain
is desirous of delaying debt-fund
ing negotiations wHh the United
States until after the general Par
liamentary elections November 15.
Premier Bonar Uw is unwilling
to enter upon negotiations of sacl
magnitude and far-reaching conse
quence until he has received a final
verdict of approval from the Brit
ish people. He does not wish to
?*tart something which would have
to be finished by some one else in
event* the Conservatives fall to ob
tain a majority.
CoatiBfent Upon Aaterica.
Another reason for desiring a
delay is the fact tnat Chancellor
of the Exchequer Baldwin, who
would be expected to head the mis
sion to Washington, is up for re
election to commons and would find
it difficult to J?e in America while
fighting to retain his seat in Par
liament.
However, this is all contingent
npon the wishe 3 of the United
States. Bonar Law will permit no
delay unless it is satisfactory to
President Harding. If the Amer
ican government requests that the
begotiations proceed forthwith,
then the government will throw
aside questions of personal con
venience.
Cabinet Meeting Today.
The chancellor of the exchequer
and Premier Bonar Law conferred
; at No. 10 Downing Street today and
| the question of the American debt
f Is understood to have been dis
I cussed. No definite decision re
j garding a delay in the depatrure of
I the debt-funding mission is ex
I pec ted before the week-end. as the
government is desirous of learning
whether rhe Airerlcan xovei nment
will accede to it p*?Aponeand
to this end will make informal in
quiries.
Premier Bonar Law will hold his
first formal cabinet meeting tomor
row. It is likely the debt problem
will he discussed.
Ridicules Talk of Force
In Collecting War Debts
President Harding made it clear
yesterday that the United States is
not going to be swerved from its
position relative to foreign war
debts by propaganda which ig ac
tive both in this country and abroad.
The President, it was learned,
thinks much buncombe is being cir
culated here about forcing collec
tion of the foreign debts. His ad
vtoers say he would be grateful to
learn fr?.m men who are insisting
vpoti collection of the debt how they
would go about executing their pro
posal?.
< a 11 not Force Collection.
The administration knows that the
only possible way to force collection
i f the war debt would be to go to
war, and that the United States is
not gou:- 10 do.
"It is a difficult problem.*' said
an administration spokesman, "and
one that requires patience. It must
be a matter of negotiation and ad
justment.
"Some powers believe cancella
tion of the debts is the solution of
the problem. This government does
not hold that view, li does not re
gard the situation as distressing and
intends to be as inside rate and
helpful as possible, clin-ing strenu
ously to the position that the debts
:f the * ariotis nations to the United
States are national obligations that
roust be met whenever it is possible
to meet them."
A*oi?l? i.eneral Conference.
In this ? ?nnection it was reiter
ated that the United States will con
tinue to refuse t?? participate in any
International economic conference
it whi?- hthe debt situation is a sub
ject for discussion This statement
of th?- administration policy was
made In connection with the recent
speech of K. P * Jary. steel magnate.
In resj?ect to the economic situation
Df the world.
The situation in Europe, accord
ing Secretary Hoo\er. is better
from the standpoint of productivity
today than It has been since the
rutbreak of the war. Only the fiscal
politic?- of Kurope are seriously re
tarding rehabilitation and recovery.
9In view of this condition, it would
seem Possible that the debt com
missi^" may not only settle the
question of the allied debt to Amer
ica, but may also clear the way for
substantia] financial reforms abroad
EX-KAISER TO TAKE
NO WEDDING TRIP
??ONIei?:, Oct. 31 ?There is to be
110 wedding trip for the former Kai
ler. Tl * same ban that forbade his
ieav?ng Doom on the occasion of the
former Kaiserin*s funeral holds
strictly upon the occasion of his
marrying the Princes of Reus*.
Naturally the groom-to-be would
like a change of scenery upon the oc
casion of his wedding. The British
government however, never would
ronsent. the French government takes
? similar attitude and the Dutch gov
?rn???ent is bound to respect their
vtshes.
Italian Envoy Resigns.
PARTS. Met *1.?Count Sforxa.
Italian ambassador t?? France, re
signed today after declaring he does
rot full* agre#? with policies of the
Fascist! who now control Italy.
World Diplomacy Trying to Think of Something to Reduce the
Tendency for War?By J. N. Darling.
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I f
HARVEY CONVEYS '
U.S. CONSENT FOR
PARLEY OBSERVER ;
Tells Lord Curzon Nation
Cannot Participate.
Outlines Interests.
L.ONDOX, Oct. 31. ? Ambassador'
' Harvey visited Lord Curzon. British
j foreign minister, this morning and
| conveyed to liim the United States' :
| refusal to take part officially in the ?
j Lausanne c onference on the Near I
East, hut its consent to he repre- !
sented by an observer.
At the same time he notified Lord '
Curzon that A merlca expects pro-!
tectiop of its rights in the Near ,
East and favorable decisions on
questions in which it is most inter
ested. such as the protection of
Christian minorities, American mis.
s?ons and educational establish
ments. the rights of foreigners gen
erally and the rights of archaelogi
cal research.
Itii??in Ma) I'ji rtiei|>ate.
Bulgaria has been notified by the
j powers that it will be welcomed to
j the conference and be allowed to
state its case as to an outlet on
he Aegan Sea and the Dardanelles.
So far Russia has only been in
vited to the second conference deal
| ing with th*- Dardanelles, but it is
? gathered that there will be little*
? objection if England allows it to ;
enter both conferences on equal j
terms in return for a guarantee to
eease intrigueing into British pos
sessions.
It has practically been decided
that the British delegates will be
Lord Curzon and Sir Horace Rum
bold.
(Copyright. 1922.)
'lank* of Observer* X anted.
The United States will send ob
servers to the Xear East Peace Con
ference to be he'd at Lauzanne. Swit
zerland. in November should such an
arrangement be acrreeable to the
powers concerned.
The function of these observers,
according to the reply of this gov
ernment to the allied invitation,
the text of which, as announced
from Paris has just been made pub
lic by the State Department here,
would be to indicate America's posi
tion on subjects of peculiar Amert
can concern.
These "American interests" are,
briefly, the protection of non-Mos
lem interests, religious and political
minorities, protection of religious,
educational and philanthropic insti
tutions. freedom of opportunity for
commercial enterprise, indemnity for
looses suffered by Americans in Tur
key as a result of arbitrary and il
legal acts, assurances touching the
freedom of the Straits and reasona
ble opportunity for archeologlcal re
search and study.
acceptTnvitation
TO ARMS PARLEY!
All of the Ave Central American
j countries have now accented the in
; vitation of the United States ffov.
[ ernment to a peace and disarmament
1 conference on December 4, It
| announced at the State Department
I yesterday.
These acceptance have come in in
I formal telegram* from the various
! governments, and later formal ac
ceptances probably will be sent.
CALLS EUROPE
SOVIET HOTBED
r
Novelist Says France Is
Soon to Be Front of
Civilization.
NEW YOHK. Oct. 31 ?
franco soon will be the eastern
boundary of civilizati:?ac
cording to l?uis Joseph Vance,
novelist. Just back from two
years of study in Europe.
All Europe, he predicts, with
the exception of England and
France, will turn to Bolshevism
or a dilution of it within two
years.
"Conditions are so bad they
are willing to try anything,
even Bolshevism, to survive
the cold and hunger.'* he de
clared. "Vienna shops are
filled with beautiful things but
they are only for the tourists.
There is no coal and little
food." *
J. W. BUELL DIES
ON WAY TO CAPITAL
Inve of Train Controls Is
Taken to Hospital in
Baltimore.
Joseph W. Buell. 36 years old. 1934
Biltmore street northwest, dropped
icad bevevn a??J Hal
I timore on a train en route from
Boston to Washington yesterday
He was taken from the train at
Baltimore and removed to the
Mercy Hospital there, according to
advices received by the local police
department late last night. ^
Buell, who came here Crom Al
bany. X. Y., when a young man, ,was
a successful inventor, his train con
trols being in use on a number of
railroads. He was secretary of tbe
Buell Signal and Train Control
Company, with offices here in the
I Victor Building. 724 Ninth street
northwest.
The dead man is survived by his
wife. Wanda A., three dauguters.
Hilda I*, Wanda Marie, and Mrs
I^aurence Clark, and a son. Joseph
W. Buell. jr.
DISPUTE OVER WAY
TO STABILIZE MARK
.
BERLIN. Oct. 31.?While the repa
rations commission and German rep.
resentatives uiscuss the "Socialist
history of the negotiations." the
Berlin bourse was pessimistic. It
boosted the dollar from 4,000 marks
to 4.188.
According to authentic sources
Germany is requesting an interna
tional loan to purchase food and to
stabilize the mar';, demanding that
^the interest on this loan be given
priority over the reparations pay
ments.
The reparations commission in?
slats* the mark can be stabilized
without an artificial' loan and de
mands that Germany use its reserve,
gold for that purpose.
HUGHES CITES TAX
AND DEBT CUTS AS
PARTY SUCCESSES
Lauds Frelinghuysen^j
Role in Administra
tion Achievements.
JERSEY CITY, N. J . Oct. 3L?The |
Harding administration nas sought :
achievement with a minimum of
controversy, according: to Secretary
of State Hughes, and has gone for
ward "so successfully" that its op
ponents ''are compelled to resort to
! false issues, which cannot servi
! them "
Tests of this principle. Hughes
j told a Republican mass meeting
i here last night, may be found in the
I revival of business, the solution of
| the unemployment problem, the re
duction in taxe* and the public
I debt; economy in government; pro
tection for American industry
| through the tariff and an American
I policy in foreign affairs.
I.nud* Krellnuhu v*?*n.
Hughes outlined these accom
j plishmeuts in behalf of Senator Fre.
i lini^huysen. whoso "experieie in af
| fairs, indefatigabijity and intimate
knowledge of what American pros- j
, perity demands have been of the j
greatest aid to the administration." j
"Administration under our form |
nf government is not successfully
represented by the sfhgle man in
armor challenging tQ battle all other
! departments of government." Hughes
I said. "He is represented by the
i leader In co-operative effort", and as
we. pay our Just tribute of appre
ciation and esteem to the leadership
of the President, so we Invite confi
dence in those who have faithfully
I worked with him and made success
possible."
Trlln European Policy.
Th% administration's policy with
! regard to Europe was reiterated by
j Hu? hes, who pointed out that
America "is putting its house lr
I order, reducing expenses, stopping
| wasteful outlays. maintaining
; sound principles of international in
I tercourse.
"We are desirous to aid In every
{ proper way in the economic recti
j pcration of Europe, but we cannot
i do foi? Europe what is wholly within
f^uropean control and Europe must
| do f?r itself."
ATTEMPT TO PROVE
MRS. ROSIER SANE
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31 .?Testi
mony designer! to descredit state
ments made bv defense witnesses
that Mrs. Catherine Rosier was in
sane at the time she slew her hus
band. Oscar Rosier, advertising m*^
Snd his stenographer. Mildred G.
Rlcketts. was presented today.
To offset testimony of her physi
cians the prosecuting attorney
called in rebuttal persons who came
in contact with her itnrrtediately af
ter the killings, or who have had
her in charge since she has been
awaiting trial.
Soviet and Turks Draft Pact.
PARIS. Oct. ? 51?The Russian
Soviet Government and the Turkish
Nationalists are negotiating a com
mercial treaty, in pursuance of their
[pervious agreement, Agence radio
learns.
Black Shirt Tr6ops Stage
Triumphal Parade in
Italian Capital.
REVIEWED rfr KING
FROM QUIRINAL
Weary Forces Entrain to
Demobilize ? Premier
Outlines Policies.
HOME. 6ct. SI.?The dramatic con
quest of Home by the Fascist!?the
swiftest and most peaceful In the
Ion* history ot this ancient city?
came to an equally spectacular end
when the B*eat army of 20.00#
youths, in black shirts marked with
skull and irons bones, spattered with
mud, tramped double quick over the
ground of the facsara in a great
triumphal parade.
They paid homage to the tomb of |
Italy's unknown soldier, saluted j
King Victor Emmanuel, who re- j
viewed them from the balcony of j
t)ie Quirlnal and then boarded fifty j
special trains. In a few hours they j
will be back ft their plows, hag
glinK with customers in their shops, j
pushing carts over the cobblestones j
and in their respective ways, leading ,
daily uneventful lives after having j
effected one of the moat picturesque
revolutions In all the history of
Rome.
Discipline Prfillla.
The Faaclati troops showed perfect
discipline. But they presented a
mud-spattered, bedraggled appear
ance because of their week's cam- j
paign. Mobilised i ago. os
tensibly for the \>pies .' congress.
they have blvoi <cj. ? ever since,
most of the tim. in f ^P*n coun
try and In heavs v. ? Their faces
were drawn. "Mr ti thes were
covered with <11 ? Ml wore black
shirts with greht wjltc rkulls and
cross Done*. Mod of then, bore war
" ^ were with any
rf'affgevs ?md sticks.
[i 1*4*1% the \uUfrr,
| %?. to thA
the Will#
t,?? Fascist I wers
a farewell
?^vle " Is youthful
_ ,at 1 o'clock the entire
ly triumphantly entered the por
popolo where (he ghoat of
rwro la supposed to wander at nffftat.
Marching double quick, the Faaclstl j
army traversed the entire length of t
th? Cof?o Umberlo, which in ancient |
ttrites was the Flamarian Way. to
tkt Altar of the fatherland at the |
MM of Capitol!ne Hill, where hom
agt Was paid to the Unknown Sol- I
dier. Representatives of the army
and naVy participated iw this cerft.- j
mony. Friendly feeling was mani
fested throughout tile demonstration j
I between the Fascisti and the regular j
1 army, navy and marine personnel, i
They saluted each other and dis- |
played utmost friendliness.
King Review* Forces.
Leaving the tomb of the Un
known Soldier. the picturesque
army of the "Black Shirts." a pace
i faster than the double quick, sins
1 ing and yelling their battle cries,
proceeded to the Quirinal liili.
[where King Victor Emmanuel re
viewed them from the balcony of
the royal palace. Then they
marched to the railway station:
situated oft the summit of ancient
Ksquiline Hill, hustled aboard fifty
special trains and in a short time
were being carried to their homes,
to be demobilized. It was a strictly
organized demonstration. carried
off at a fast pace, which gave the
Fasclsti no opportunity to get out
of hand. All stores were closed
streets were decorated, and most of
the population was packed in the
Streets so densely that the parading
| Fascist! had only an extremely
narrow path left open for them.
Kecks Prosperity of Italy.
Benito Mussolini.. new premier,
has already committed himself to
a policy of commercial welfare for
Italy, at home and abroad, ills for
eign policy will have two alms?
both tending to promote a new era
of prosperity for Italy. Thees aims
rae: First, dtvelopinent of friend
ships with foreign nations wnut.
can furnish raw materials for
Italian industry: second, establlsn
ment of outlets for Italy's surplus
population, through emigration to
South America and Australia chiefly.
The Parliamentary situation U
inilofinite. Mussolini said he prob
ably would summon Parliament No
vember 7 or S. If he can produce
a majority. Parliament will be con
tinued until the regular elections,
and If not it will be disolved at
Phillips Assumes
Blame for Murder
Husband Declares He Will
Bare All to Clear Wife
On Trial.
. l/>8 ANGELES. Oct 31.?Armour
L|. phlllips tctday (tectared himself
to blame for the murder ot Alberta
Meadows and announced that he
would make amend# by telling the
whole truth from me wttnesa stand
at hi. wife', trial. Mn. Phillips !?
charged with beating Mrs. Meadow*
to death with a hammer.
1 am to blame for it all.' Phil
lip* said, "becaues I wasn't satisfied
with {he love and com'orta of a
good home. I'm going to try to
right this wrong so furi as I an-,
capable of telling the trilth at
k-wife'tf trial."
at my
I
City Dances and Pranks
In Halloween Hilarity
Ghosts Prowl Streets With Maidens as Witches
Promenade in Merriest Day Since
Close of War.
And the "spirits" which stalked
their grim and gaudy way through
Washington yestcraay. have re
turned to their "graves"?or wher
ever spirits habitate?to await
their next festival day.
Karly this morning Pennsyl
vania avenue wax a mass of
confetti and streamers. which
gave mute evidence of the surging
crowds of merrymakers, represent
ing the* spirits of celebrators and
near-celebrators. who held sway
there from sundown until the mys
tic hour of midnight. Here and
there lay a broken horn or other
noisemaking devices. It is the day
after Halloween.
F street, too. pree.xnted a similar
appearance, as did Connecticut ave
nue and most of the other streets
which crlss-croKa the city. Hotel
lobbies, restaurants, prviate dining
rooms and uubllc meeting halls, did
not escape \the snow-like atorm of
varl-colored paper. \
Ghosts danced with mfek-look
ing damsels; horned Creatures
walked arin in arm with" clerical
FAILURE TO LOCATE
MYSTERY WAGONER
DELAYS HALL CASE
?
Authorities Also Unable
To Find Auto Driver
Mrs. Gibson Described.
EXPLAINS SHOOTING
Woman Says She Thought
Photographers Were Men
Who Threatened Her.
NKW BRUNSWICK, N. J.. Oct. 31
Mrs. Jane Gibson. who declare* she
saw Mrs. Franes Steven* Had at
the scene of her husband's murder
Aw Ice on the fatal right. I* the most
Amtrr lu the pauialing
ctwe, to which authorities iraseek-'
Ins the key.
Pesplte attempts to hectoud the
Issue Involving Mrs Gibson ? start
ling statement hv attacks on her
reputation. Special Deputy Attor
ney General Wilbur Mott said to
day he has no reason to doubt her
story
The sole reason for delaying
presentation of Mrs. utnaon's story
to the Brand Jury is that it has
been , impossible to fin. 'the driver
of the wagon which Mrs Gibson
says she followed oown DeRussy's
lane on the night of the murder.
The authorities also have been un
able to Identify the driver of the
automobile which threw its light on
figures which Mrs. Gibson described
as Mrs. Hall and a man "with
bushy hair and a clubby black mus
tache." described by Mrs Gibson.
Withhold. Deflnlte Statement.
| Mott refused to make any definite
statement regarding the probable
action of the crand jury, except to
assure his questioners that there
would he no action "todav or to
morrow. but the case will BO to
the grand jury sometime.**
Authorities are said to he work
ing on the theory that Hall and
Mrs. Mills weer killed with the
minister's own nun. which was in
the hands of anotuer and that the
murderers went to the scene oi the
crime in an automobile.
Another similar theory Is that the
murders were committed in self-de
fense. based on 011 assumption that
the rector drew bis revolver, that it
was wrested from him and turned
asrainst him and that Mrs. Mills was
then killed because she had wit
nessed the shooting.
No member of the Hall family has
admitted Hall owned a gun. despite
the report that he displayed a
weapon at a church picnic some
months before his death.
Explain* Shsotlsc.
With tears in her eyes. Mrs. Gib
son offered an excuse for her attack
on four newspaper photographers
early this morning. They h:id gone
J to the farm with the purpos* of
| taking a picture of William Kaston.
I who claims to be the husband of
Mrs. Gibson. They were ordered
away and when one man lagged be?
hind. Mrs. Gibson emptied her shot
gun in his direction. Her shot went
wild.
"My life has been threatened ;
how was I to know that one of
those men was n*t the person who
wrdte that he had a bullet left for
r?<\ I have been worried to death
f*y the terrible things that have
been printed and told about m<*. * J
? told the truth a? I saw it. but I do
not want notoriety." .
I Mrs. Gibson admitted that she had
been married to Kan'ton and had di
I vorced him when "he became a hard
I drinker."
Mrs. Gibson's description of the
murderer of the minister ^nd the
( choir singer "fits any one of thi^e
men whose name*5 have been men
| tioned In the case." detectives say.
U. S. STEEL REPORTS
QUARTERLY DEFICIT
NEW YORK. .Oct II.?Net earn
ings of the United States steel Cor
poration for the three months, ended
September 30. were IJ7.46WS*. ac
cording to the quarterly statement
This was at the rate of only ?8 cent*
a share. It'-Tular dividends of $1.75
a share on the preferi*d stock, and
$1.:5 011 common stock were paid,
however, leaving a deficit for the
perifsl of tl.I3S.??:
This disappointing showing is laid
, to the rail and coal strikes which >:ut
Idcwn production In Septenjber.
?*
looking men; woti^n w tht robe*
of royalty sat earnestly chatting
with men In patched and tattered
clothe*. were a part of the
"spirit" ceremonial. ,
The night Just passed wan one
to be long remembered In this city,
the nfbst hilarious ainee the grim
days of war. ,
One of the most colorful of the
many balls and parties held during
the night was that of the Kallipolls
Grotto, at the New Wlll*rd Hotel,
attended Iry m?-re than QM per
sons. Dancing featured the event.
Prizes were awarded wearers of the
most striking costumes.
Amid the settings of corn stalka
and pumpkins. 800 members of the
City Club and their guests danced
at the clubhouse. Ethel Pace, Flor
ence Anthony and Agnes Ames were
awarded prizes for the best costumes
by the board ?>f Judges, iv C. Gra
ham, William Montgomery, George
Harris and Charles F. Crane.
A bal grotesque was presented by
the Arts ?'lub, of Waahington in the
? Continued on I'age Ten.
POLICEMAN BADLY
HURT WHEN PINNED i
UNDER FIRE TRUCK
4
Pleasure Riding on Mo
torcycle, Collides With
Wagon in Northeast.
TEN OFFER BLOOD
One Brother Officer Selected
For Sacrifice After Test
Is Made.
In an effort to save the life of
Policeman I^o F. Reilly. 24 years
old. of 1401 A street southeast, who
was seriously Injured when th?
motorcycle he was r<dj/\g waa
| struck Itile Hose truck W No. 9
1 Engine Company at Eleventh street
; and Maryland avenue northeast, yes.
! terday afternoon, ten policemen
I froro several precincts offered blood
j for a transfusion late last night.
Policeman H A. R. Nicholson, of
i the Ninth precinct, was selected,
j and surgeons took a pint and a half
I of blood. The transfusion wan made
: by Police Surgeon P. E. Corden,
Drs. D. V. William.-. and C. F.
j O'Brien.
I>ras? Injured Mai.
The hose truck, going north on
1 Eleventh street, was responding to
an alarm from Central avenue. Ivy
City, when It collided with Rellly's
motorcycle, going west on Mary
land avenue. After striking tht
motorcycle, the speeding Are appa
, rams. dragging the injured man,
! mounted the curb, collided with a
; tree and overturned, pinning the
I victim beneath. Private J. H. Gat
tley was driving the Are apparatus.
Witnessing the accident and fear
ing that the firemen who wslf rid
! ing on the truck had also b? en in
jured. Alfred Calvert. 441 Eleventh
street northeast, commandeered a
j passing automobile and rushed to
notify the police. As he alighted
from the still moving automobile he
was thrown to rhe ground and suf
fered severe lacerations of the face
! and body.
Hard to E*trie?te.
Policemen, firemen and volunteers
i worked frantically for more than
I five minutes before the crashed body
! ecu Id be extricated from beneath the
overturned truck. ?
An examination revealed that he
was suffering from a crushed ankle,
a compound fracture of the leg and
internal injuries. Police* surgeons
administered treatment. An opera
tion will be performed this morning.
Reilly's mother an?J sister were
at his bedside at an early hour to
day.
Wan on a Pleasure Ride.
Reilly, traffic policeman at North
Capitol and H street, had been re
lieved at 3.JO o'clock jesterday af
ternoon, and was taking a pleasure
ride at the time of the accident.
Isaac S. Hall. 45 years old, 144
North Carolina avenue southeast.
Vennsylvanla Railroad engineer,
who fell from the cab of his loco
motive in the Rossiyn yards early
yesterday, is in a critical condition
at Georgetown Hospital, suffering
from internal injuries and a possible
| fracture of the skull.
Henry Protean. 24 years old. 221
Third street northwest, who was in
jured in an automobile collision at
First and G streets northwest, is suf
fering from a possible fracture of
the skull at Casualty Hospital.
BANKER BUYS WIFE
FOR $5,000; $500 DOWN
DES MOINES. Iowa. Oct. St.?Mrs.
Ruth Schermerhorn. 24-year-old
widow, who recently offered to sell
herself for $5,000. that she might be
able t0 recover from paralysed nerve
i centers, has accepted an offer of a
Chicago banker, she said today.
The Chicagoan. George Rogers,
hss offered Mrs. Schermerhorn 96.000
and gives her a year before she fa
to fulfill her port of the contract
that of marrying hin^
Mrs. Schermerhorn %aid today she
was to receive her flrst check, f&r
$500. within the next two days
CHICAGO. Oct. If.?George Rogers
Is listed six times in the Chicago
telephone directory, but not one of
the six will admit "buying" Mrs.
Ruth Schermerhorn, of Dea Moines,
for $5,000.
ALL-YEAR BODY
TO ENCOURAGE
SAFETY URGED
Committee Believes Only
Special Week Would Be
Rank Failure.
CAMPAIGN PLANNED
TO RAISE $15,000 FUND
Principal of Park View
School Outlines 6-Week
Course in Carefulness.
Formation of a permanent ar
dent prevention body in the District
that will function te an all-year
around council, to be known a* the
Waahington Public Safety Commit
tee. and organised alone line* sug
gested bv CoL Charles Keiler. Rngt
neer Commissioner. wa? recom
mended yesterday by the commit
tee on organiaation at the Chesa
peake and Potomac Telephone Com
pany building. The committer will
i place Its suggestions before the gen
eral safety conference at a meeting
to be h^ld at the District BuUdir.-.
tomorrow.
The committee voiced ita approval
of the permanent safety plan ns the
I only one feasible, but decided to
start and cmphas.se its work dur
ing a special week set aside for the
purpose The campaign will begin
the latter half of November, it i?
thought, although the committee de
cided not to specify any eaact start
ing date.
I leery -Safety Week*
The Keller plan, outlined by Col
Keller Thursday, takes a broad view
of public safety and takes up the
matters pertaining to Are and heaHii
as well ss methods of eliminating
accidents. At that conference h?
expressed a belief that the meeting
would have "score# an tgnominio^*
failure" If It would hav? mere'v
favored s Safety First Week While
yesterday's meeting recommended a
safetv week to open the general
campaign of carefulness c?urtes>
and co-operation, the Idea of the
Engineer Commissioner wa? In
dorsed fully.
In going back to the general
safetv conference Thursday the
committee on ?rganlsatlca sug
gested this conference Itsslf con
stitute the Washington Pnc".
Safety Ce.nmlttee^ Other orgmnlT*
tir.n. JV ln^tod "to
SmMw
n ni Miw ?imw.
A fund of to be ralsad bv
.ubaerfWn* memberships bv organ
tiAloii! snd iidlvlintli of tha D'*
trlrt. vil rKomminM as the
amount necessary to carry out
plan* for a yrat'i campaign of ac
cident prevention. This amount l?
tentative, but It is thoairht to b?
satisfactory In meetlr.gr the need*
I ?f the safety committee
i Yesterday's session lasted two
' hours and a half, and at times gr<-?
I rather stormy. Decision bn the
i amount of mmey necessary to t
raised and the plan to be used In
carrying out tbe safety drive ?' r<
said to have been the itomhlinf
blocks.
Those present were- A. E. Ben .
chairman: Charle." J. Columbus. H
M Ke> scr. J. H. Hanna. Ralpl. IV
i i.e?. W. Tearce Itayner. OUill
I Smith and Francis K. Weller. I.t -
j sides nr. Ballou and Mr' Baker.
Principal of School
Outlines Safetv Drive
Unique methods will be used un
der the special six weeks safety
first program inaugurated by Miss
Francis Sw Fairley. principal of th
I Park View School, to emphasire
j the urgent need of constant vigil -
! snce on the part of school childr* n
! which would reduce the large num
j ber of serious accidents to them.
As s means of impressing upen
j the minds of the chlld^n of the
j Park View School the importance
of public safety, the classes in drs
I matics and art will devote their
j time to tlie presentation of pis ye
! on this subject snd ths exhibition
| of posters appropriate to the eva
sion. The upper graves will have
! the following program during the
. campaign
The week of November 3 will be
devoted to compositions on street
safety, while the students will ue
required to write letters to their
parents during the week of Novem
ber 16 on the same subject. Slc
gans and rhymes and lists on "what
to do and what not to do*' mill fin
ish the remainder of the program.
At the end of the campaign an
assembly will be held and the best
nosters. plays nn<t prtse composi
tions on public safety will be
brought to the attention of the
children. Miss Thereaa C, Pol loch
j is chairman of the campaign com
I m It tee.
HARDING MAY CUT
MORE EXPENSES
Indications now ace that expendi
tures for the next fiscal year msv
be so scaled down to avoid t?e threat
ened Treasury deficit. President
Harding, it was stated yesterday
hopes to announce this accomplish
ment in presenting the snnusl budcet
to Congress in December
Conferences dut-inx the past few
days in framing of the budget it was
stated, have developed new ways of%
cutting expenditures Controversies
have been ironed out and it has be
come possible that the entire pros
pective deficit of $670.0*0.000 may h?
absorbed
Rockefeller Donation*
To Health Are$8fi66&l
NEW YORK. Oct *1 ?Medical
science and the check of disease on
four continents * as axled t. the es
lent of by th* Rockefeller
Foundation In Its annual report.
This sum Includes fl.oofl Otft for the
relief of European rtilMra* ' an*
12,000.oofl for a oefcooi of pvbUe health
at Harvard Unlv*rally.

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