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Fair tonight; lowest temperature
about 26 degrees; tomorrow increas
ing: cloudiness.
Temperature for twenty-four hours
ended at 2 o'clock today: Highest, 42,
at 2 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 27, at 8 a.m.
Full report on Page 7.
Entered as second-class matter
jiost office Washington, D. C.
Member of the Associated Press
The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to
the on for republication of all new* dispatches
credited to it or not otherwise credited in this
psper and also the local news published herein.
All rlflits of publication of special
dispatches herein are also reserved*
Yesterday's Net Circulation, 90,846
De Valera's Action Yesterday
Not Regarded as Changing
Final Outcome.
Stormy Session Marked by Heated
Charges and Denials?Re
sult in Doubt.
By the A^soriuteri Press.
DUBLIN, January 7.?The party
whips of the section of the dail
headed by Arthu- Griffith, in
fax or of the ratification of the
Anglo-Irish treaty, estimated at
5:20 o'clock this afternoon that
out of 122 votes the supporters of
the treaty would secure 63, or a
majority of 4.
DUBLIN. January 7.?The dail
eireann appeared to be within a few
hours of a vote on the Anglo-Irish
treaty when it concluded its morning
session today. Debate was to proceed
during the afternoon, lasting prob
ably until t> or 7 o'clock before a vote
could be reached. The second session
was expected to bring forth an im
portant speech against the treaty by
Charles Burgess, the minister of de
fense, ^ whiie Arthur Griffith was to
close the debate with a general sum
nung up and an appeal for approval
of the pact.
Speeches by Harry Boland and Jo
seph Mctirath of Dublin were fea
tures ot the morning session, espe
cially that of AlcGratn, wiio disclosed
that Boland's last trip to the United
states, according to Boland himself,
was made at the initiative of Eamon
D? Valera to acquaint American sym
pathizers with tne laci that it uouid
be necessary to negotiate peace to
accept something >m<ri oi a republic.
Interrupted by Ur Valera.
Richard Mulcahey rose during the
session to make a statement regard
ing the army, but was interrupted by
Mr. De Valera, who stated that the
minister of defense would deal with
that subject.
Joseph McGuinness of Longford,
speaking for the treaty, said the
members of the peace committee, in
the private meeting of the dail, -lit
erally went on their knees to I'resi
dent Valera in an effort to secure
Mr. De Valera interposed a heated
denial that it was he" wko- bad spltt
the country, declaring the document
brought back by the delegates from
.Loudon and now before the dail was
responsible for the split.
hanionn De Valera s resignation as
chief executive stood postponed until
the division was taken, which was
expected to be some time in the
At the beginning of today's session
Speaker MacNeill read a motion pre
pared by himself calling upon the
dail to affirm that Ireland is a sov
ereign state, deriving its authority
from the will of the people. The
motion would provide ihat all of
Ireland's international relations must
be governed by this sla?u.s.
Jt is expected the motion will be
put througn if the treaty is ratified.
Text ot Motion.
The motion reads:
"That the dail eireann affirms that
Ireland is a sovereign nation, deriv
ing its sovereignty in a)v respects
from the will of, the people of Ire
land; that all the international re
lations of Ireland are governed on
the part of Ireland by that sovereign
status, and all facilities and accom
modation afforded by Ireland to an
other state or country are subject
to the right of the Irish government
to take care that the liberty and
wellbeing of the people of Ireland
are not endangered."
The object of this motion was to
assert the principle that ratification
of the treaty was in accordance with
Harry Boland. just back from the
United States, asked for a vote of
thanks for "the magnificent support
America has given us."
No one knew better than Michael
Collins, declared Boland, that there
were 5,000 men in America eager to
fight for Ireland, and that many such
men had come back to Ireland and
fought valiantly.
American Sentiment.
Boland said he would have to ad
mit that sentiment in America favor
ed the treaty, but many subscribers
to the Irish loan would regard adop
tion of the treaty as a betrayal of
their sympathy and support. He de
clared acceptance of the treaty would
be suicide for Ireland.
^Ireland, he continued, never has been
(Continued on Page 2, Column 6.)
Long Lost Portrait
Of Washington By
Stuart Discovered
MSW YORK. January 7.?Din
cover? of the long-loMt ninth
portrait of Gen. Washington by
the American master, Gilbert
Stuart* wus announced today by
Hammond Smith* art restorer.
The picture* formerly aupposed
to be a copy by Vanderlln* Is
the property of Walter Jen
nings of this city.
The portrait In aa almont ex
act replica of the one by Stu
art which hangs In the New
York Public Library. It wan
originally sold to Mr. Jennings
ns one of two copies painted by
Vanderlln. Another Vanderlln
copy, executed by order of Con
gress, hangs on the right of
I the Speaker'** desk in the Hounc
I of Representatives In Washing
Atmosphere Cleared by Ad
mittance of Germany and
Russia to Economic Parley.
i Conditions Fixed Under Which
| Bolsheviks and Former Enemies
Are to Be Invited to Oenoa.
B.v the AssiH'iatcd Pr*?*s.
CANNES, France, January 7.?The
allied supi4me council planned to be
gin consideration of the question of
{Germany's reparations today in an
I atmosphere somewhat cleared by yes
! terday's decision to get together with
| Russia an?l_Germany in an interna
j tional. financial and economic con
| ference. The air of pessimism notice
j able immediately preceding the open
I ing of the council was largely dis
I sipated by the successful results of
[ the first day's session.
j The economic conference will be
| held some time during the first two
j weeks of March at Genoa, Italy. An
I invitation to the United States to
participate has been extended
through the American ambassador to
Great Britain. George Harvey, who is
here as official observer for his gov
ernment. x
Belgium to Insist on Priority.
? The Belgian delegation has an
nounced that It will insist on Bel
gium's priority to 2,500,000.000 gold
j marks of the Germany reparations.
| This is regarded as an important ob
? stacle to the British plan, which the
French are disposed to accept in part.
Both the Belgians and the French
are opposed to a moratorium for Ger
many, but the French are inclined to
agree to a reduction in the cash pay
ments. provided the difference is made
up by deliveries of reparations in
kind. The British stick to their pro
posal to reduce the total payments
! due this year from 2,000.000.000 gold
j marks to 500.000.000 marks on con
dition that materials be delivered to
i the value of $2,000,000,000 gold marks,
j At this rate it will take five years to
pay off the priority claimed by the
I Belgians, and France will have to
wait that long before receiving any
cash at all.
British Nay Seek Compromise.
It is anticipated that the British
delegates in their satisfaction over
the success of their scheme for an*
international economic conference
with the Germans and Russians will
endeavor1 to find some compromise in
regard to reparations that Will satisfy
both the French and the Belgians.
Meanwhile. Premier Briand, Lord
Curzon, British foreign secretary, and
Foreign Minister Dolla Toretta of
| Italy have been conferring regarding
the treaty signed at Angora between
France and the Turkish nationalists.
' The solution of the Turkish problem
I and the consideration of the Angora
treaty were gone into further this
forenoon, when the premiers and for
I eign ministers held an informal dis
I cussion. M. Franklin-Bouillon, who
negotiated the treaty for France, will
arrive at Cannes tomorrow and confer
with the ministers on the provisions
of the agreement.
Rushing Work to Completion.
It was indicated today that the
greatest efforts would be jfut forth to
dispose of the Angora question by
Tuesday, and if possible conclude the
supreme council's work by Tuesday
night or Wednesday morning. A tre
mendous impetus, it is generally con
ceded, was given the conference by
yesterday's results, and this may
make it possible to complete the work
(Continued on Page 2, Column 7.)
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, January 7.?Lend
ing: money to kings?a privilege
which doesn't fall to the lot of
every one?is an experience which
Mrs. Roberta Menges Corwin Hill
Tearle, or Mrs. Menges, as she
prefers to be known, formerly of
Brooklyn, but lately of Paris, de
clares is exciting, but not altogeth
er profitable.
She arrived here today from Paris
bent upon visiting the American
State Department to see what the
Washington officials could do to
aid her in collecting 500,000 franca
which she claims to have advanced
Prince William of Wied. who oc
cupied the throne of Albania for
seven months .before the outbreak
of the war forced him to flee.
Mrs. llengfs. who was known as
the "pearl of Sheepshead bay" be
fore she eloped in 11*02 with young
Halsry Corwin, a Brooklyn mil
lionaire. Is accompanied by her sis
ter, Miss Ruth Menges. *and her
cousin. Capt. J. R. K. Jackson, upon
whom she relies to substantiate her
claim against Prince William.
Capt. Jackson explained that
Mrs. Menges was introduced to the
King of Albania, at Monte Carlo,
in 1913, by King Constantine of
Gfeece, whom she was entertaining:
tit her villa there. She had met
King Constantine through the
Prince de Linan, formerly a mem
ber of the Austrian embassy at
Washington, to whom she had
been introduced by her husband,
Maj. the Hon. Arthur Hill of Eng
"The prince renewed his ac
quaintance with Mrs. Menges at
the Hotel Continental, in Paris,"
said Capt. Jackson, "and borrowed
500.000 francs from her then."
"Don't think me too easy," broke
in Mrs. Menges. "You see, he
watched me win 60,000 francs gam
bling at Monte Carlo, and living
in a big villa there, and all that
sort of thing, and he thought I had
millions to burn."
"He promised to pay it all In a
year," Capt. Jackson added. "He
also promised to make Mrs. Menges
the unofficial ambassador of Al
bania at Paris, and said he would
hplp her enlist the aid of conti
nental police In finding jewels she
lost in America."
"Have you a receipt from Prince
William?" Mrs. Menges was asked.
"You can't ask a. king for an I.
O. IT., you know that," she re
American Proposal Adopted
by Delegates, Acting in
Arms Committee.
Date of New Plenary Session in
Doubt?Naval Experts
Still at Work.
j The Washington conference, acting
In the committee on limitation of ar
maments, today adopted the American
proposal placing a ban upon the use
of poison gas in warfare.
[ After having adopted resolutions for
this purpose, the committee ti>ok up a
report on aircraft submitted by a sub
committee. The report recommended
against any attempt to limit aircraft
j on the ground that it was not prac
tical. The full committee will con
sider the report Monday.
The resolution prohibiting the use
of poison gas adopted today was that
Ofierrd by Senator Elihu Koot yester
day. with a slight change In word
*ot Prartlral to Limit Aircraft.
The report of the subcommittee on
aircraft declared that it was not prac
ticable to limit the numbers of air
craft or their manufacture. So far as
use of aircraft In time of war is con
cerned. the subcommittee proposes
that the matter be taken up at a fu
ture conference in which other na
tions may take part. .
The subcommittee suggests that
something might be done in the rnat
1re.it1rioUn8r lighter-than-air
craft, dirigibles, etc.
When the committee on limitation
of armament adjourned at 1 o'clock it
was with the understanding that it
would meet again Monday morning.
Dute of \fre Xnuloi In lJonbl.
L'oubt was expressed today as to
whether it would he possible to hold
an open plenary stssion of the con
ference before Tuesday or Wednes
day. The naval experts and legal
experts are still at work 011 the de
K.s1.0f the naval limitation treaty,
which is to be submitted to the con
ference at such a meeting.
An additional report on the use of
submarines in wartime has been pre
pared by the American advisory com
mittee. and was expected to be laid
before I he conference committee by
Secretary Hughes.
The subject of poison gas and its
proposed restriction was .ailed up in
the meeting of the committee yes
n?? ?? 2 Seoretar>' Hughes, who first
presented a report of a subcojuu?ll?e
of experts appointed to look Irit* the
matter. The experts hart failed to
come to any conclusion as to whether
Ibol'lshed P0ia0" g"S ShOUld be wh??>"
Secretary Hughes then laid before
[ the committee a report of the Amer
ican advisory committee, which is
of lUah wlii?hmer Senator Sutherland
!?J which went on record square
, ly as favoring the abolition of the use
| of poison gas in warfare.
Parley Circles Predict Final
Difference on Security
Will Be Settled.
The settlement of the Shantung
problem at the Washington con
ference seems Inevitable, notwith
standing that both the Chinese and
Japanese delegations today continued
to stand "pat" on their demands in
regard to the Kiaochow-Tsinanfu
Gradually the proposals of the two
delegations regarding the transfer
of the railroad from the Japanese to
the Chinese have approached each
other, until now it has become largely
a matter of what kind of security
| shall be back of the purchase by
China. Having narrowed the issue
so far. -It was the prediction in con
ference circles today that an agree
ment would be had.
As matters stood today, the Japa
nese and Chinese have broken off their
conversations, without any dertnit<x
date for another meeting but with
I the understanding that such a mat
ing would be forthcoming it
I denied that there had been ?n ^
j solute break in the negotiations.
j Chinese Desire Consultation.
j In fact, it is understood that the
Chinese delegation desired to consult
Secretary Hughes and Mr. Balfour
head of the British delegation, both
of whom havfc offered their good of
, flees In the past in bringing about an
adjustment of the Shantung prob
j lem.
The Chinese wUl consult with Secre
| tary Hughes and Mr. Balfour today. In
(fact, the Chinese h^ve an appointment
with Mr. Balfour at 5 p.m.
Secretary Hughes has agreed to
see the Chinese delegation informally
I at 4 o'clock this afternoon, regard
I ing the deadlock, it was said later
at the American press headquarter.
Mr. Balfour expressed the opinion
today that the Chinese and Japanese
eventually would be able to settlithf
matter of the Shantung: railroad
"They are so close together'"
said, "that it seems Incredible' they
should not reach a settlement '?
Whether Secretary Hughes and M
Balfour will take part is mediators
in the controversy remains to be seen
It was pointed out today by a British
spokesman that if there was to he
actual mediation, the invitation would
have to come from the Japanese as
well as the Chinese, and the Japanese
have not yet made any such request
It is hoped, however, that the con
versations of the Chinese with Mr
Hughes and Mr. Balfour will be help-'
ful and that some mode of arrftnrlnff
the matter will be devised * *
As the Shantung railroad Issue
stands today the Japanese are de
manding that they shall make
'Continued on Pap z, fcolumn 3.)7~
Members of Congress and
Cabinet to Confer on
President Harding today invited a
number of republican leaders in Con
gress and several others prominent in
the conduct of administration affairs to
[a dinner tonight gt the White House, at
' which it is understood the legislative
(situation and governmental affairs gen
| erally will be discussed. #
; Those invited included live members
of the Senate, seven of the House. Sec
retary Weeks, Attorney General Paugh
erty and John T. Adams, chairman of
the republican national committee.
The members of the Senate invited
were understood to be Senators Lodge, ;
Massachusetts: Watson, indiapa: Cur-,
tis. Kansas; McCumber. North Dakota. j
; and Brandegee. Connecticut. The House i
j members are Speaker Gillett
| Leader Momlelt Representatives Sidney]
(Anderson. Minnesota; Darrow. Penn- j
'sylVania; Kannders. Indiana; Chairman |
i Madden of the, appropriations commit- i
tee and Chairman Fordney of the ways |
and means committee.
Follow* Karlier Conference.
Although no formal announcement
was made at the White House concern
ing the dinner-conference, it was
learned that the arrangements de-1
veloped from a conference held with I
the senators invited earlier this week
by President Harding. The tariff, pro- ]
posed modifications of it to allow flexi- :
ble duties as suggested by President j
Harding, and the soldier bonus would j
be topics for consideration, it was said. >
along with the whole policy of the ad
ministration in respect to internal af- j
fairs. ?
Virtually all of the members of Con
gross invited occupy places of impor- j
tance in committee organization of the
Senate and House. Representative An
derson is chairman of the joint com- i
mission of the House and Senate which
has been engaged for the last six
months in investigating: the agricul
tural situation.
j Three Large Dairies in Washing
ton to Announce Cut to 40
Cents a Gallon, Wholesale.
Milk prices are scheduled for a
? further reduction in Washington, It
' was learned today.
! Three large dairies, according to
j tfcetr respective officials, will an
| nounce a cut in the wholesale price
! of milk to 40 cents per gallon?which
I'is 10 cents a quart?starting Mon
j day. Already a store company is
advertising retail milk at 6 and 11
cents per pint and quart respectively,
rrticipatlng the reduction.
One of these dealers today said that
he did not know where the price
cutting would stop. He said that on
the 40-oent-per-gallon proposition
dairies would have to sell larger
quantities of milk than heretofore to
clear a fair marginal profit, from
his viewpoint.
The latest proposed cut will bring
milk at the corner store, it is ex
pected, to 1<? cents a quart at least,
and, where dealers do not seek the
2-cent-a-quart margin, to 11 cents
per quart.
Announcement was made earlier In
the week that revision of price
schedules between dairies and pro
ducers had allowed a reduction ?of
1 cent per quart in the retail price
of milk.
Today's News In Brief
Federal Employes' Union begins bat
. tie to retain bonus. Page 1
Mexico is asked to explain seizure of
property belonging to southern Bap
tist board. Page 1
Delegates expect good results from
farm conference here. Page 2
Prince Toguwaya leaves for home, as
sured of U. S. co-operation. Page 3
U. S. may take part in economic con
ference at Genoa. Page 3
House to devote Monday session to
District business. Page 3
Business boosters celebrate opening
of inland transportation in three
counties. Page 4
1,600 foreigners are under instruction
in Americanization schools of Wash
ington. Page 4
French ambassador lauds Maid of Or
leans at unveiling of statue at
Meridian Park. Page 4
Banca Dl Sconto to refund to diplo
mats. Page 5
President may be asked to determine
rate charged by Shipping Board ves
sels on grain to Russia. Page to
Many tickets sold tot Charity -bill.
Pac? 20
Will Serve as Judge in Contest for Prizes
Aggregating $1,000 Offered by
The Star.
I A judjsre and poet is Associate f
'justice Wendall T\ Stafford of the:
District Supreme Court, who has ac- j
ceded to the request of The Star to |
; serve on the board of Ave Judges in j
this paper's $1,000 prize essay contest j
I on the subject. "The Arms Conference
and Its Significance."
Born in Barre, Vt., Justice Stafford
was educated in the public schools
of his native town and at Barre and
St. Johnsbury academies. He studied
law in the office of Belden & Ide in
St. Johnsbury, Vt., and in the Boston
University Law School, where he was
! graduated in 1S84 and received his
' degree cum laude.
C ontributor to Atlantic.
\ Judge Stafford contributed poem*
| to the Atlantic Monthly while be was
still h young man, and has been
writing poetry ever since, though all
the time engaged either as a lawyer
or as a judge of the supreme court
of Vermont or of the District of
Columbia. He published a volume of
poems in 1909, entitled "Dorian Days,"
the poems in this volume being al
| most entirely on classical subjects.
I He also published in 1918 a volume
| of poems, chiefly patriotic, entitled,
! "The Land We Love."
i in 1913 he published a volume of
I ''Speeches," being a collection of the
| addresses upon historical and literary
subjects which he has delivered upon
i various special occasions and a few
[ addresses ? delivered before bar as
I sociations of the various states.
| He has received the degree of doc
! tor of letters from Middlebury Col
1 ?
I 1
State Department Inquires
Regarding Protest Made by
Southern Baptist Board.
The State Department has instruct
ed the American embassy at Mexico
City to request of the Mexican gov
ernment an explanation of the seizure
by the municipality of Saltillo of
property of the foreign mission board
of the southern Baptist convention,
concerning .which protest had been
made to the department by Senator
Harris of Georgia. The seizure in-<
eluded the property operated by the
mission board as a girls' school.
Senator Harris Advised.
Announcement of the department's
action was made by Undersecretary
of State Fletcher in a letter today to
Senator Harris, in which Mr. Fletcher
said that preliminary investigations
by the American consul at Saltillo in
dicated that the municipality had de
clined to restore the property. The
consul's report likewise indicated, the
letter said, that no reasons of any
kind were assigned by the local au
thorities for their action.
Mr. Fletcher also suggested to the
mission board, through Mr. Harris,
that it resort at once to legal reme
' dies .In an attempt to recover the
! property. He explained that "a
j claimant or complainant against a
I foreign government is not ordinarily
I entitled to call upon his own govern
ment" until he has exhausted such
legal efforts in the country concerned.
Might Be Advisable.
Under such circumstances, Mr.
Fletcher added, the mission board
might think it advisable while gov
ernment efforts are going forward to
institute court procedure as a means
of hastening the restoration of the
The seizures, according to Senator
Harris, took place during the revolu
tion about two years ago.
NAPLES, January S.?Olorgi Diaz,
brother of Gen. Diaz, who has sarvad
as attorney for King Victor Emmanuel,
died this morning after a long illness.
G<?n. Diaz had been at the beside for
the last few days.
lege. Vt.. and from George Washing
ton University; the degree of doctor
of laws from Gonzaga College.
Georgetown University and the Uni
versity of Vermont.
.\otal?le AddrniMri.
Among the special occasions upon
which he has delivered addresses are
the celebration of the 300th anniver
sary of the discovery of L*ake Cham
plain, the centennial celebration of
the birth of Wendell Phillips, the
memorial celebration at Grant's
Tomb in New York on Memorial day
in 1906 and the centennial celebra
tion of Lincoln's birth at the Law
yers* Club, Buffalo. N. V.
The pof-ms written by Justice Staf
ford during the war are not in
cluded in the published works. They
were copied throughout the country,
some of them including "Peace" and
"America Resurgent." the iatter ap
pearing for the first time in The Star.
The justice also is the author of "The
Panama Hymn." the official ode of
thfe Panama exposition. One of his
best known poems is "Invocation,"
which has been included in many
other collections of verse.
The Star soon will announce the
simple rules of the essay contest. In
the meantime, entrants in the con
test are urged to keep in close touch
with the developments of the con
ference in order to become more con
versant with the ever-changing prob
lems confronting it.
As previously announced., eighty
eight cash prizes, aggregating $1,000,
will be awarded winners of the con
test. The prizes will be scattered
over the two separate classes into
which the contest probably will be
divided. Forty-four prizes will be
awarded in each of the two probable
> classes, amounting in all to $500.
inquiry? soon
Members of Joint Congress
sional Committee to Meet
Monday Afternoon.
Formulation of (ilang for bringing:
to an early conclusion the investiga
tion of the school system of the Dis
trict of Columbia will be discussed at
a meeting of the joint congressional
committee on schools, headed by
Senator Arthur Capper of Kansas, at
a meeting in the Senate District com
mittee room Monday afternoon at 2
At that time the committee also
will hear R. J. Condon, superinten
dent of yehools of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The committee is anxious to com
plete its investigation of the local
school system with a view to com
pleting its report as to the needs
here, in order that Congress may take
early action. The committee expects
to resume early next week its per
sonal inspection of all of the school
buildings of the city, which was in
stituted before the Christmas recess
of Congress.
' It is the belief that a better Idea
of the needs of the system can be ob
tained by the committee through
these personal inspections of the
buildings and equipment.
a Bulldinar Developments.
There was a feeling in some
circles at the Capitol today that a
suggested grand jury investigation
of the building industry here might
tend to delay any provision by Con
gress for the necessary new buildings
to take care of the overcrowded con
ditions now prevailing. It was sug
(Continued on Page 2, Column 4.)
His Celluloid Collar
Set Fire fiy Cigar,
Man Bursts in Flame
Bj the Associated Press.
BERLIN, jaaaary 7.?A be,N
ci tMMifer a Berlin street
ear waa severely haraed yes
terday whea a an aeeidetally
tNtkei Ma eeHaloR collar with
a Uiktet cigar. His beard,
autacke, eyehraws aai hair
were fcaiaed off, and hla cloth
las aet aire.
Several ether passengers saf
fered allaht haras.
Public May Express Views Prior
to Recommendation to Congress.
A public hearing will be held in
the board room of the District build
ing at 10:30 o'clock January 18 to
permit property owners and tenants
to voice their views on the question
of whether the rent commission
should be continued in existence two
years longer.
Commissioner Rudolph announced,
following a board meeting today,
that the Commissioners had decided
to hear from the public before send
ing to Congress their report on the
resolution of Senator Pomerene,
which would continue the rent com
mission until May. 1924. If this bill
is not enacted the rent act dies au
tomatically next May 22.
Mr. Townsend Scores Ani
mosity Shown Toward Man
Whose Title Is Questioned.
Senator Townsend took the floor in
the Senate today in a defense of his
colleague from Michigan?Senator
Newberry, the title to whose seat is
contested by Henry Ford, his demo
cratic opponent.
First referring: to what he char
acterized as the spirit of animosity
and hatred which had marked discus
sion of the Newberry case. Senator
Townsend said it was necessary, in
order to arrive at a clear understand
ing of the facts, for senators to know j
and appreciate the conditions under i
which the Michigan senatorial pri- I
mary was conducted in 1918.
Then in the Midst of War.
"We were then in the midst of war," |
he declared. "There was the spirit of j
loyalty as against disloyalty. The
demand for defense of the country as
against pacifism was very pronounced
in Michigan, as elsewhere in the
United States.
"Thn President of the United States,
advised and counseled by certain
leading democratic politicians in |
Michigan, took their advice to advise ;
Henry Ford to become a candidate. 1
"It had been known for months that j
Ford's friends expected to put Ford j
in the race if there was an oppor- '
tunity in their minds for success, j
Ford was called to the White House
and as he emerged from its shadow
he stated that he had been practically
drafted by the President to enter the
Ford Described as Parl*at.
"Mr. Ford had been greatly adver-j
tised for years in 1916 and even be-j
fore that." Senator Townsend con-j
tinued, "through whole pages of |
newspaper advertising, as opposing'
war anS preparation for war. He
spent thousand* and thousands ofj
dollars In 1916 in advocating the re-1
election of President Wilson on the
theory that he had kept us out of
war. There was no doubt anywhere
on the subject that Henry Ford was
a pacifist.
"You know the means that he exert
ed, I repeat that he spent thousands
of dollars in placing himself before
the country in newspapers?nooody
knows how much he spent.?in advo
cating Wilson's re-election. But in so!
doing he antagonized a strong spirit |
in Michigan." ? J
Interruption by Senator Walah. !
Senator Townsend declared that Mr. j
Ford was a strong advocate of the Ver- I
sailles treaty, which caused Senator
Walsh, democrat, Massachusetts, to in
terrupt with the statement that in 1918,
during the Michigan election, the coun- j
try was still at war and there was no
talk of a Versailles #act.
"But the matter was in discussion,"
Senator Townsend replied.
-I don't see how it could have been an
issue In 191S," Senator Walsh inter-1
jectod, and Senator Townsend said he j
meant to convey the idea that the 1
treaty was an Issue now and had been j
for some time.
Turning from Mr. Ford, Senator
Townsend took up the war record of
Senator Newberry and his sons, saying
that when the war broke he was quick
to offer his services to his country.
Rooaevelt'a Friendship.
Mr. Townsend spoke of the "warm
friendship" which, he said, grew up
between the late Col. Roosevelt and
Mr. Newberry. He declared that when
President Roosevelt made Mr. New
berry Secretary of the Navy, the
President recognized in him a man
who did public service from patriotic
"He was not in politics. Mr.
Townsend continued. "He knew
nothing about such things; all he had
been was a hardworking business
"jfr. Townsend then traced the career
of his colleague and told of the ex
pression by Mr. Newberry of his desire
to have a business men s committee
rather than a political committee. He
declared that the selection of the New
berry campaign manager, Paul Ring,
was made by others.
"And I contend." the speaker added,
"that this was a business men's com
mittee. I contend that Mr. Newberry
had nothing to do with its formation.
Its members served without compen
sation and they worked for the nom'n^:
tlon of Newberry because they believed
(Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
Membership Drive to Cover
Country Opens Monday
as First Step.
They Believe Payments Should Be
Made Until Classification Be
comes Effective.
To prevent a reduction of $20 a
month in government salaries through
the loss of the bonus while Congress
is considering reclassification meas
ures, the National Federation of Fed
eral Employes today launched a cam
The first step is a huge membership
drive throughout the country to se
cure new members for the 252 locals
of the federation, among which will
be Federal Employes* Union, No. 2,
of this city. The campaign here and
through the states begins Monday.
If some provision is not made for
the continuance of the bonus granted
employes for another year, or at least
until reclassification, such as that
provided for in the Lehlbach bill re
cently passed, it is said that every
government worker now receiving
the bonus will lose it. in effect get
ting a $20 cut in salary per month.
Hope to Continue (one re**.
The membership drive was said at
national headquarters of the federa
tion to be the first move to convince
Congress "of the injustice and in
advisability from every viewpoint of
reducing pay which the House, by a
vote of 244 to 65 on the Lehlbach bill,
is proposing to readjust upon a scien
tific basis, doing away with the clumsy
expedient of a so-cailed 'bonus' here
The bonus may be "clumsy," but it
helps pay bills, according to officials
of the federation, and the employes
want it until they get a proper re
The whole matter was brought up
this week, when Chairman Madden of
the House appropriations committee
reported the first of thif year's ap
propriation bills. In a statement is
sued today the federation declared, in
"Chairman Madden expressed no dis
approval of the continuance of the
$240 bonus pending reclassification,
and he was on* of the Special advo
cates of reclassification recently. wh?*n
the I>ehlbach bill was on its passage
through the House. Hut unles* the
House makes special provision at this
session the 'bofcus.' a year-to-year af
fair, will fall before reclassification
becomes effective.
Temporary Measure.
"The so-called 'bonus' of $240 a year
was granted by Congress three years
ago at the solicitation of the National
Federation of Federal Employes. The
organization announced at the time
it regarded this as a temporary meas
ure, to meet an acute need until an
adequate reclassification and uniform
employment policy could be estab
"Proceeding at once to agitate for
reclassification, the federation ob
tained from Congress, first, the es
tablishment of a congressional joint
reclassification commission, whose
investigations and findings have re
sulted in the Lehlbach-Sterling re
classification bills. These bills define
seven governmental services, ranging
from the professional occupations to
unskilled labor, and they fix rates for
each, with rules for allocation and
promotion on a strictly merit basis.
The National Federation of Federal
Employes is working for these bills
as its principal goal for the present.
"Chairman Madden's attitude sug
j gests that he would not be averse to
I recommending a measure separate
[ from the appropriation bills, provid
I ing for the $240 'bonus* for the in
terval. This is what the National
I Federation of Federal Employes'will
1 work for. and to that end is strength -
1 ening its lines and building up its
[forces all over the country"
Henry Ford's offer for the lease
and operation of Muscle Shoals.
Ala., nitrate and water-power
projects was characterized today
by Secretary Weeks as "the only
comprehensive proposition before
him, which included both the con
struction of the project and the
manufacture of fertilizers."
The offet*s of Frederick Eng
strum of Wilmington, N. C., and
| C. C. Tinkler of San Francisco were
i held to be "not in competition*'
' with that advanced by Mr. Ford.
A Score of Photographs
Of the White House Reception
In the Rotogravure Section of
Tomorrow's Star.
Diplomat*, cabinet member*, the public line and delegate* to
tbe conference?a fall page of pictures of the first New Year
reception in eight year*.
The Rotogravure Section "cover**' every big new* event, and
there are doaen* of feature pictures, including a page of 'Wash
ington babies and that "ten-strike" of American humor, "Among
Us Mortals,".a page of drawings by T. E. HilL
JDrder your copy of tomorrow's Star from the newsdealer
today, for the supply it limited.

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