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PRESIDENT DROPS' WORK IN GOOD TIME Tired of Mind and Body, But Stout of +ieart on Eve of Florida Trip. SPONGE NOT THROWN UP Congress Fountain of Most Woes. But Accomplishments Are Appeasing. B\ rHCBDHK UILUAM MIM;. Warren Gamaliel Harding find* him self tired and overworked at the end of his second year in the Presidency, but of stout heart and without rancor toward those who liave frustrated a record of greater constructive achieve ment for his administration. The president goes to Florida tor a very much needed rest, confessedly tired in mind and body. He never esfierienoed such exacting duty as that from which he temporarily is absenting himself. Mr. Harding has found life at the White House a merciless crescendo of work and worry. Between the inces sant pestering of the federal place hunters and the endless strife with Congress, his lot In many respects has been more burdensome than that of any contemporary predecessors. .No man ever hied himself into the sun or to the golf links, far from the maddening crowd, with so vast a sense of relief as President Harding. Congress was the fountain-head of must of his woes. But, apart from them, lie has experienced the utmost difficulty in keeping pace with the mere routine of his office. On his first anniversary, a year ago, Mr. Harding said the i‘resi dency was “too big a job" for one man to swing alone. A second year’s lal>or ■ou« experience lias fortified that im pression tenfold. For five weeks, be ginning Monday, the Prseidenl means to put his strenuous Ufa completely aside and be just “a human being “ Foreign Accomplishment*. Foreign arrangements, despite the opposition’s charge that the Harding administration has pursued a “do nothing'’ policy abroad, are undoubt edly its outstanding constructive achievement. With the stoppage of the bankrupting and war-brc-edlng race in naval armaments resultant from the Washington armament con ference, President Harding feels the L’nited States accomplished a stroke of imperishable magnitude. With the oorelated four-power Paoiflo agreement, he considers that no In ternationa! effort of the era ever did so much for world peace. The ad ministration holds that the readjust ment of the British debt to the Amer ican Treasury was hardly less im portant than the arms treaty. It thinks that the debt settlement at a blow has “stabilized’’ Amerlcan- European economic conditions and strengthened anew the bond of Amer ican-Brltlsh friendship, on which President Harding lays great stress As a final contribution to world poace. the administration points to its proposal for American entry Into the Permanent Court of International Justice. There were other steps in foreign affairs which President Harding has taken, such as the settlement of the Chilean-Peruvian strife over Tacna and Arica, the final conclusion of peace with Germany' and the estab lishment of an American-German claims commission, the treaty with Colombia and the recent Central American conference in Washington. But naval limitation, the far eastern peace and the world-court project ore heralded by the administration as Its showpieces in the international realm since March 4, 1921. The Presi dent and Secretary Hughes believe, too, their firm refusal to haggle with soviet Russia will turn out to have been an Important exhibltiton of po litical wisdom. To the Lausanne con ference over the near east the Hard ing administration affirms Its con tributed genuine “helpfulness.” Such “helpfulness" is at Europe’s disposal in the Franco-German crisis over the Ruhr, but will not be Intruded. Until sought under circumstances promis ing successful intervention on our part the President will remain steadfastly on the side lines. lack of Vigorous Lender. If the Harding regime has a sadder story to narrate In domestic affairs, it* friends and its foes agree that tack of more vigorous leadership from the White House is probably to blame. They believe that If tho) President had taken the bit in his teeth as resolutely a« he did In con nection with his successful foreign projects, perhaps even the shipping bill would now be law. The adminis tration's defenders retort that Mr. Harding did all he could to blg-stick an insurgent republican majority on Capitol Hill Into loyal support of executive policies. Ho- was elected on a platform that pledged the country a minimum of interference with Con gress from the executive end of Pennsylvania avenue. Coupled with that restriction is the Presidents temperamental disinclination to “go to the mat” fiercely with Senate and House. Events of the next two years may convince him he took the wrong turning. But he enters the second half of his presidential term confi dent that the country - at large knows exactly where the blame belongs. For t.h* benefit of those sections which are not clear on that subject Mr. Harding intends to “speak right out la meeting” on hie forthcoming speechmaking tour. Somebody who ought to know was asked hy this writer whether Warren <3. Harding is spiritually upset by the possibility of republican defeat in 1924. “Not a bit.” that informant *ald. “If he falls of re-election, his reaction will be that of the con scientious golfer, who did his best, but Just couldn't win that day.” Which by no means indicates that the President has thrown up the sponge. WRITING IN SKY BLOWN AWAY BY HIGH WINDS High winds interfered somewhat with the success of the “handwriting on the clouds” today, but they' did not keep Capt. Derek Sheppereon, for mer British ace. from making a dar ing effort to carry out his end of the program. Capt. Shepperson’s airplane was to exhale great quantities of white smoke, with which the pilot would ’ •write” two words by dextrously manipulating his machine. The day would have been ideal had *h«re been Just a little less wind. After waiting all morning for the breexas to die out, the aviator de cided to make a trial anyhow Ascending to an altitude of about 10,000 feet, ho circled, noee-dlved and looped-the-loop. The wind, howeve'r, blew away Capt. Shepperson’s letters almost as fast as he “wrote” them. According to arrangements, how ever, the flyer is to do the stunt the first favorable day. Read Tomorrow’s Sunday Star for News of Closing Hours of Congress RECLASSIFYING BILL ■ SPEEDED IN ELEVENTH HOUR EFFORT ! iContinued from First Page.) ni»e him to call up the gasoline tax bill, which prerequires reciprocity from MaiyianU in the matter of . license rags. If this bill is brought , up It will undoubtedly pass. Representative S. D. Fess of Ohio, ' acting by' direction of the House library committee, has received a 1 promise that he will be recognised to cull up the resolution granting authority for erection of a memorial , fountain to the late District Commie i sloner Mucfarlantl without any cost i to the government. This fountain is to be erected on government-owned property If this legislation Is brought up U will hap pen late tonight under unanimous con sent. Representative Fess will also call up. under suspension of the -nles. the bill tor u Red Cross memorial build ing. This will call for no appropria tion by the government this year, but grants authority so that the .society can go ahead with colDct'mv the other half of the $300,990 r -fnired for erec tion of the building and to ha”o plans prepared N<* assurance whatever can yet be given by acting speaker Campbell i that lie will recognize any one to call up the voluminous bill which provides a new Insurance code for the District. This hill has m.t passed the Senate, and even If the House should act. there is no chance what ever of the measure becoming a. law. On account of the length of the hill it Is absolutely impossible that It oould be given careful consideration during the closing rush of Congress. Among the minor District hills on which action may he had are the one to establish a hoard of optometry In the District and to change the name of Keokuk street to Military road from 27th street to Georgia avenue. A number of important bills relat ing to the District of Columbia on the Senate calendar today were awaiting action There seemed little prospect, however, of many of these bills being passed before adjournment. An effort will be made to get ac tion on the proposed gasoline tax bill, designed to bring about reciprocity between the District of Columbia and Maryland In the matter of automo bile licenses. Senator McKellor of Tennessee said today that he was In clined to oppose this, because It did away with the personal tax on auto mobiles in the District. | Senator McKellar himself is en deavoring to get action on his reso lution proposing an investigation of the street railways and the fares they charge in the District. Senator McKinley of Illinois had objected to consideration of this measure, and it is very doubtful that it can he acted on before adjournment. Senate Wants I «n(f renef. The compromise reclassification bill was passed by the Senate last night, I after being amended in several tm- I portant particulars, but the major I part of the bill was left intact. On I the motion of Senator Sterling, in | charge of the bill, the Senate voted |to insist on Us amendments, ask I conference of the House and pro- I vide for the appointment of Senate i donferees. The Senate conferees I ■ were appointed, as follows: Senator I Sterling, South Dakota; Senator I Smoot. Utah, and Senator McKellar. I Tennessee. | Following out the desires of skilled ; mechanic* employed in the govern- I ment and organized labor, the Sen | ate, on motion of Senator Norris of i Nebraska, struck out the sections of the bill ■ referring to the skilled trades service and the common and specialized labor service. These em ployes will have their compensation j fixed hy methods now in use. Clerical-Mechanical Service. In order to care for certain em ployes In the bureau of engraving and printing and in the government printing office, after the Norris amend ment had been adopted. Senator Stea ling offered and the Senate agreed to an amendment providing for a “clerical-mechanical service,” as fol lows: “The clerical-mechanical service shall Include all classes of positions which are not In a recognized trade or craft and which are located In the government printing office, the bu reau of engraving and printing, the mail equipment shop, the duties of which are to perform or to direct manual or machine operations requir ing special skill or experience, or to perform or direct the counting, ex amining, sorting, or other verifica tion of the product of manual or machine operations. Grade One, 45c,-50c. “Grade 1 shall include all classes of positions in this service the duties of which are to perform the simplest operations or processes requiring I special skill and experience. “The rates of compensation for classes of positions in this grade shall be 45 to f>o cents an hour. “Grade 2 shall Include all classes of positions in this service the duties of which are to operate simple ma chines or to perform operations or processes requiring a higher degree, of skill than those in grade 1. "The rates of compensation for classes of positions in this grade shall be 55 to €0 cents an hour. Grad* Three. WSc-TOc, “Grade 3 shall Include all classes of positions in this service the duties of which are to operate machines or to perform operations or processes re quiring the highest degree of skill or supervise a small number of subordinates. “The rates of compensation for classes of positions in this grade shall be 65 to 70 cents an hour. "Grade 4 shall Include all classes of positions In this service the duties of which are to perform supervisory work over a large unit of subordi nates. “The rates of compensation for classes of positions In this grade shall be 80 to 90 cents an hour. Grade Five. *2,840-KMiGO. "Grade five shall Include all classes of positions la this service the duties of which are to be responsible for the administration of a major di vision of a large bureau or estab lishment with varied work. “The rates of compensation for classes of positions in this grade shall be $2,940, 13.180, $3,420 and $3,660 a year: “Provided, That none of the pro visions of this act shall include or apply to the skilled trades service, which shall Include all classes of positions the duties of which are to perform, assist In or supervise, ap prentice, helper, or Journeyman work in a recognized trade or craft; or the common and specialized labor service not otherwise specially provided for which shall include all classes of positions, the duties of which are to perform or direct manual work re quiring more or less special skill or experience, but no knowledge or skill In a trade or craft coming within the skilled trade service: Provided fur ther, That all employes excluded from the provisions of this act and who would if employed on June 30. 1923, be entitled to the $240 bonus, shall on July 1, 1923, receive an increase at the fate of $240 per annum in addi tion to their present base pay so long as they shall hold any posi tion which would have entitled them to receive said bonus had the present law regarding the some been con tinued." Women Are Include*. This will embrace several thousand woman workers in the government printing office and the bureau of en graving and printing. The other principal change In the bill resulted from an amendment of fered by Senator Jones of New Mex ico, democrat. At one time chairman of the Joint commission on reclassifi cation. Paragraph 5 of the compro mise bill was stricken out, reading as follows: “If the employe is receiving compensation in excess of the range of salary prescribed for the appro- THE EVENING STAB. WASHINGTON, 1). C„ SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1923. GREEK ROYALTY HONORSU. S. DEAD Princes Andrew and Chris topher Place Wreaths on Unknown Soldier's Grave. BRIEF ADDRESS. MADE Party Pays Visits to Secretaries Denby and Weeks and Gen. Pei-slung. Greek royalty paid tribute to the unknown soldier at Arlington today when Prince Andrew _and Prince Christopher, brother* of the exiled King Constantine of Greece, vtrlted the national cAnctery and placed two wreaths bn the, grave fronting the amphitheater. Accompanying the two princes were Princess Anastasia and Princess A lice. Dr. R. Stuker. gentleman in waiting to the royal party, and hl» wife. Lady Wilson. Capt. Wade 11. Ellin, U. S. N.. and Maj Morris Sheare'r, U. S. M. C., acted us escorts. Previous to the jour ney to Arlington, Prince Andrew and Prince Christopher called upon flecre tarj Denby, .Secretary Weeks and Gen. XV .-slilng. At the tomb of the unknown soldier. Prince Andrews made the following address, at the same time he and his brother place two flora! wreaths upon the marble sarcophugus; “In laying this wreath upon the grave of the unknown American war rior we wish to emphasize our deep respect to the American nation. It is not only in war that this great na tion is to be admired, and 1 should like to lay stress upon the wonderful work of America In Greece. “Hundreds of thousands of my un fortunate countrymen, victims of oriental barbarism, owe their life and sustenance to this great republic. The debt of Greece to the United States is very' real, and I think that every Greek heart la full of gratitude for the wonderful work done there. Speaka a* Soldier. “As a soldier, 1 feel it Is a par ticular privilege to me to be able to lay this wreath on the grave of the American hero, and my thoughts re vert to the many hundreds of my countrymen who laid down their lives in the American Army for their adopted country." The members of the Grecian royalty are stepping at the Hamilton Hotel and will remain there until March 8, when they will leave for New York, March 20 is the date set for their sailing back to Europe. At the hotel with them are tw'enty servants. Monday they will visit Mount Vernon. ARCHBISHOP BONZANO’S SUCCESSOR NOW IN U. S. New Apostolic Delegate to Wash ington Will Remain in New York Until Monday. By the Associated Preas. NEW YORK, March 3 —Archbishop Funiasonl-Blondi. the new apostolic delegate to Washington, arrived on the Taormina yesterday, expressing great pleasure over Ids appointment. He was met at quarantine by high church dignitaries. The archbishop will remain here until Monday «s the guest of Archbishop Hayes before, going on to Washington. *1 am sure.” the archbishop said, vthat my residence here will become one of the most cherished period* of my life. The American people have won the esteem and admiration of the world on account of their love of liberty, without a diminution of their respect for lawfully - constituted authority, and in recent years their generosity has be come a theme of universal praise. The noble sentiments by which the Ameri can people are inspired find an echo in my heart and I hope to be worthy of their esteem and love." The new apostolic delegate, who suc ceeds Mgr. Giovanni Bonzano, who re cently was recalled to Rome and ele vated to a cardlnalatc. Is titular Arch bishop of Diodes. In 1915 he was the apostolic delegate to India and the orient and later was assigned to the imperial court at Toklo. He was ac companied by his aecreary. Mgr. Paolo Mareila. Ten members of the bomb squad and thirty motor cycle policemen patrolled the pier and later furnished an escort to the distinguished visitor. prlate grade or class thereof, no change shall be made in the existing compensation.” The Jones amendment readopts the House provision with a change to protect veterans of the civil war and their widows who may be in the em ploy of the government. As adopted the Jones amendment reads as fol lows: "If the employe is not a veteran of the civil war or the widow of emch veteran a*d is receiving compensa tion in excess of the range of salary prescribed for the appropriate grade, the compensation shall be reduced to the rate within the grade nearest the present compensation." If a reduction Is made, under this paragraph, it will be made to the highest pay of the grade to which allocation is made. Unused Without Roll Call. Efforts were made by Senator Moses of New Hampshire and Senator McKellar of Tennessee to amend the bill so as to provide increases In salaries for the secretaries and clertta of senator*, but the proposed amend ments were defeated. It was pointed out by Senator Smoot of Utah, Sen ator Norris of Nebraska and Senator Jones of Washington that the Senate had power to change the pay of its employes independently of this bill and that If such amendments were included at this late date the House might refuse to act upon the reclas sification bill. The bill was passed without a roll call. WILL BE GIVEN BONUS Policemen and Firemen to Be Pro vided for, Watson Assured. Although the policemen and firemen of Washington are not included in the reclassification bill passed by the Senate yesterday, they will continue to receive the $240 bonus during the next fiscal yecr. [ This assurance was obtained at the Capitol today by Maj. Daniel J. Dongivaiq auditor, and. Fir* Chief Wataon, who were anxious to find out just what the status was today as to these guardians of life and property. Some of the uniformed men were under the Impression that If the re classification measure passed the bonus would end and they would be left w4th a reduction in pay of 130 a month. Chief Watson, realising that with present living cost* his men could not well afford to lose that much money, hastened to the Capitol with Maj. Donovan to ascertain the true situation. They returned to the Dis trict building satisfied that the law makers would take oare of the police land firemen. THOUSANDS E^v^L^Y 1 GIANT LINER '• ~i jfefe a m lbEr < f_W v: 2aHu.'^ .At noon fvrrj l day S,W» Horknrn leave far lunch from the afriinifT I.evlathnn, and the Newport >rna nhip >»"• look* like a amaltl clt> In Itarlf. Thla photograph nat made yeaterday. when official* of the I'nUed htafea Shlpptmc B€>ard inapeeded the have veaael, the work brine SO per cent completed. EIND LEVIATHAN BEST IP AFLOAT Shipping Board Officials and Party Make Inspection of Liner. REFITTING PROGRESSING Steamer Expected to Go to Bos ton for Final Painting May 1. By ttr Am* .1 iiel I’rffis NORFOLK, Vs., March —A group of Shipping Board officials* from Washington, headed by Commis sioners W. S. Benson. T. V. O'Con nor and Myle LUssner, and accom panied by a score or more newspaper men from New York and Washington, yesterday made tbo first official com plete inspection of the giant liner Leviathan since beginning of recon ditioning. about a year ago. Other of ficials in the party, *which arrived here from Washington this morning. In cluded President X B. Knpill, Vice President W. J. Lovle and Vice Presi dent Joseph E. Shefdy of the Emer gency Fleet Conjuration; W. B. Keene, director of timffic; Capt. W. E. Griffith, manager of The ops-ration de partment; Capt. R. IX Gatewood, man ager of maintenance and repairs de partment: Capt. C. S. Bookwalter. manager latd-up fleet; G. H. Rossbot tom, general manager, and Capt. D. D. Maloney, manager of the operating department, both of the United States lines, which will operate the liner in transatlantic service. HO Per Gent t’enrplete. The Leviathan, now about 89 per cent complete in her refitting and conditioning, will be ready for re moval to Boston for final hull paint ing and interior finish by May 1, Admiral Benson said, after newspa per men had fully Inspec-ted the ship. The vessel has been given the best workmanship In the world. Admiral Benson said, and “will be the most complete and luxurious vessel afloat.” The work done by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in making the Leviathan the vessel it is has demonstrated that American Htiipyards, designers, materials, labor and Ingenuity can surpass any othjer country in the world in the bunding of vessels of this type. Admiral Henson said. Throwing open tho »hlp to the newspaper men bud photographers became an obstacle bo much Inspec tion. The parly left Newport News dur ing the afternoon os tugs for a trip up the James river t»> view the lald up fleet of 4(19 steel vessels, it re turned to Washington last night FIELD ATTORNEY DIES. CHICAtiO, March 2.—-William Ger eish Beale, the lawyer who drew up the Marshall Field will, a document which, has withstood many legal at tack*. is dead here todac*. He was for many year* a law partner of Robert T. Lincoln and was a trustee of Bowdnin College. Capt . Santelmann Completes 25th Year as Marine Band Head Leader Joined Fa mous Organisation 37 Years Ago. Recalls Impressive Rites in Which He Took Part. C'Apt. William H. Santelmar.n.. U. S. M. C„ today Is observing: the twteaty flfth anniversary of his leadersWp of the United States Marine Band. Capt. Santelmann first became Asso ciated with the famous organisation thirty-seven years ago, when he was sent from Philadelphia to John Philip Sousa in Washington with the repu tation of being a good violinist and a ’tail man.” His actual connection with the bond, however, covers a pe riod of thirty-three years. He re tired from his position as a musician with the. rank of private soldier to engage In orchestral organliatlonland management. When the L«afay*ette Square Opera House, now known aa the Shubert-Belasco Theater, waa built he became a member of Itr or chestra, and later the leader of the Columbia Theater orchestra. He re turned to the Marine Band during the McKinley administration as its di recting head. Contrary to the Impression that SIS Below Zero, World 9 s Coldest S pot,Found Here The coldeet spot in the world has been located in Washington. This spot, with in a few yards of where thousands of government workers do their daily tasks, has a temperature of 515 degrees Fahrenheit below zero—-a low temperature beside which the pro verbial north pole cold paies Into insignificance. The temperature at the point farthest north on tho globe sometimes gets as low as 70 degrees below zero. On the ground floor of the Inte rior l»epartnient building at 18th and F streets, scientists of the bureau of mines are working to liquefy helium, and so to purify thle: recently discovered gas that It becomes chemically 100 per cent efficient for use In dirigible bal loons and other lighter-than-alr vehicles The coldest spot In the world is in the three immense tanks beside the bureau's labora tory where quantities of helium are held in readiness for the ex periments conducted hy the bu reau’s experts. Liquid air. with which the scientists of the cyro genic laboratory also work, is cold, but not near as cold as the gas in the helium tanks. BID TO MEDIATE IN RUHR EXPECTED (Continued from First Page.) that Great Britain and the United States, by settling their debt difficul ties, have placed themselves on one side of the counter, while France. Belgium. Italy and some of the small countries of central Europe have been thrown together as debtors with a common object—reduction of the amounts owed. While no such formidable name as "continental” bloc has been used heretofore, there is nevertheless no denying the fact that for many months certain of the continental powers have been acting together, more or less, against their two big gest creditors. Great Britain and the United Stales. Expect Development*. As for any plan for the reduction of the debt owed to the United States by continental powers, no scheme of any sort will be proposed as a bait for settling the Ruhr dispute. Hopes of that kind are futile. Secretary Hughes has remained at his post be cause some developments In the Euro pean situation are Inevitable in the next month or so. He will meet the situation as it arises, consulting by telegraph with President Harding, in Florida, and while America stands ready to enter Into the conversations In the hope of effecting a settlement. It would not be In the least displeasing If Great Britain could undertake me diation of her own Initiative, or even if Franco and Germany could get to gether directly. (I’opyriflit, 1933.1 SIGNS ANTI-JAPANESE BILL. HELENA, Mont., March 3.~G0v. J. M. Denison sent word to the Mon tana state senate early today that he had signed the “anti-Japanese bill" prohibiting owning or leasing of land In Montana by aliens. in'- SMB jmr # CAPT. W. H. SANTELMANN. outdoor concerts and marching events provide the band’s chief usefulness, official ceremonials of all kinds call for the services of* the band, some of which are of historic solemnity. Capt. Santelmann says the most Impressive ceremonies he ever participated in were the burial of the unknown sol dier at Arlington and the memorial to the lost on the sunken battleship Maine. The Marine Band orchestra can be heard on Mondays and Wednesdays at the concert house of the marine bar ricks. a large hall with a seating ca pacity of 1.800. RHINE WATCH PAID, SAYSJEN. ALLEN Training Worth Cost, Though Germany Never Settles, He Declares. ANSWERS COMPLAINTS Back in New York. Commander Says Expense But 18 Per Cent Over Maintenance Here. Bj the Associated Pms. NEW YOItK. March 3—Maj. (!en. Henry T. Allen, commander of the American army of German occupation, came home on the eteamehip George Washington today, the last of Amer ica’s generals to return from the world war. With hfen came his wife, two more Henry T. Allens—-his son. a captain of cavalry, and his grandson, born on the Khlne fifteen months ago to Capt. Allen's French wife—a score of staff officers and fifty-four enlisted men. For the first time since Gen. Allen went with Nershiag's column Into Mexico on March 17, 1916, he was at tired in mustl x and wore spats. He said the calvea of his leg felt “very airy’’ in the unaccustomed garb-. Hod “Light* TVlse and Beer.” ■ ft Gen. Allen said the army of occupa tion had proved to be one of the greatest army training centers the United SUites ever (had. and described the force he commanded there as “the finest soldier* In thie world.” Modified prohibition—allowing the troops light wines a»id beer—Gen Allen said, had proved must effective In maintaining discipline. The German residents of the AmerlcsAn zone of oc cupation, he said, had been greatly pleased with the conduct of the Amer icans. Personally, Gen. Allen -said, he was a “near-teetolar" having taken no of . an 5 r kind "for jiears,’’ but he i ee *2?. at the tessrr intoxi cants had done his men ary harm. Training Worth Ceat. Speaking of complaints .of Ameri cans because Germany h*l not yet paid for the maintenance of the American troops on the \Hhine, he pointed out that the *:50.00\0.000 that the Army upkeep cost was Ihit IS per cent In excess of what it wbfcld have cost to keep the troops in America- The prestige America hacf gained !t ? »tray of occupation, he said, was well worth the extra 18 per cent if Germany never paid family* plan to remain in New York several days, af-er which he will report to Gen P TrK fIJ ? K at "’ aßhln irton for service with the general staff. He tkien Dians ft to hl * hom * K? which he has not seen for nine years.’ Overton’* Bedy Returned. The body of Lieut. John W. Over ton. famous Yale runner, who fell in June, 1918, while the marines were taken Belli ou Wood, wtvs brought back from France on the same ship for burial at his home in Nashville. Tenn. A ship’s company of marines was drawn up at the pier when the vessel docked, and escorted the body to a tral n for 0,6 trip south, where It yw* be received by his mother. Mra Sadie W. Overton, and again will be accorded military honors. Lieut. Overton, one of the best dis tance runners Tale ever produced waa a member of the SOth Company’ 6th Marines. His body had rested at Suresnes, near Belleau Wood, until Mra. Overton asked that It bo brought home to lie beside that of Overton’s father, who was killed recently in an automobile accident. [BATTALION CHIEF’S AUTO CRASHES ON WAY TO FIRE John Carrington, third battalion dMUf of tha lire department, and Pri vate I* T. Weet, his driver, escaped ln*H7 yeeterday afternoon when the de partment’s automobile, In which they were responding to an alarm of fire, and the automobile of Harry T. Kraise. 1350 H street northeast, col. llded on Maryland avenue between 18th and 14th streets northeast. Kraus also escaped Injury. Both- vehicle* were moving east on Maryland avenue, the chief on his way tab a Are near «4th street and Grant avenue northeast, when the ac cident happened. One wheel was torn from the fire chief's car and Kraus’ automobile was badly dam aged. None of the occupants of the oars were thrown to the roadway. The alarm to which the chief was responding was sounded because of the burning of grass. It was ex tinguished before any damage bad been done. Bans Beau % x for Co-Eds Wt\hLow Study i\larks fcp* i*l Dloiiatch to The Star. BERKELEY, Cal.. Mart 1* Ilere’g something to tickle t\ “ i>ro verbla! male vanity. Dates with their beaux are up an Incentive to scholar.sh;\ ‘ to the co-fids of the University' ° r California, The sororities have adopted , a ruling “low mark*, no beaux. which means that when a young lady get*? word from the dean that she Is fulling below the average In her studies, one of the three dates a week she is allowed goes a-glirmr»erlng. A bad record for ;i semester means that the young lady must eschew theater parties and "hope” for the next semester. Xot only that, hut the pan-Hel lenic of sorortiea has decreed that there shall be no more campus vamps with fetching clothes and attendant wiles. War hits been declared ors petting parties and to remove the temptation, u ruling has been promulgated that good byes niav be pTJy Arc minutes In length. X« ex<V’i»tion is made for moonlight nigbfV Romeo must hold his watch uA ho bids Juliet adieu for the evenii%g on the porch of ft chapter house. The. co-eds of the university are hopping on the pendulum to has teits swing back to normalcy. They have the avowed intention of disproving the "silly old rot" that tho majority of college girls are “frivolous” and "without aim In lif* " iCopyright, 1923 ) SUITS TO COLLECT FOR SNOW REMOVAL i Continued from First Page ) | the work done by tho District of Co- 1 lumbla Commissioners shall be as certained and certified to the corpora tion counsel, who is directed to sue defendants for same, with costs, and that there shall be added thereto a penaJty not to exceed *25. Warrant* Are Refused. When the first snow fell here this year an effort was made by oaptalns of police precincts to secure warrants and informations against those who had failed to comply with the snow law. An examination by Assistant Corporation Counsel Frank W. Madt gan brought out the fact that thft law did not make failure to remove, snow from pavements a misdemeanor, nor did it place the Jurisdiction «>f the court in which such cases should j be heard. For that reason Mr. Madi gan refused to issue warrants or make out informations against al leged offenders, and as far as prose cutions In that direction, the law was non-effective. That feature of the law providing that the District of Columbia gov- ; ernment may recover costs of work performed and costs of suit. togeth<sr with the assessing of a penalty, not to exceed *25, Mr. Madlgan believes can be tried under the jurisdiction of , the Municipal Court, that tribunal, under the act of Congress, having Jurisdiction in the quasl-penaity of the law. Daw Regarded Ineffective. Members of the bar who have had occasion to study the snow law say that It is Ineffective, defective and, failing to make the offense a misde meanor, would be declared no law at all If an appeal case were taken to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals as a test of the law, as will undoubtedly be done by some defend ant; or, if the government should lose its case, then the case would go up to the appellate tribunal for final opinion. , GARGOYLEO PLANES START 2,850-MILE FLIGHT TO PORTO RICO (Continued from First Page > to Houston, Tex., theneb to Lake Charles, La.. 325 miles; Lake Charles to Montgomery, Ala, 450 miles; Mont gomery to Arcadia. Fla., 450 miles; Arcadia, Fla., to Havana, Cuba. 300 miles; Havana, Cuba, to Santa Clara. Cuba (emergency flight only), 175 miles; Havana, Cuba, to Camaguey, Cuba. 325 miles; Camaguey, Cuba, to Guantanamo, Cuba, 200 miles; Guan tanamo. Cuba, to Port An Prince. Haiti, 225 miles: Port An Prince, Haiti, to San Domingo. Dominican Republic. 150 miles; San Domtngo to San Juan, Porto Rico. 250 mlleft The trip, for purposes of carrying out the problem proposed, will _be considered to have begun only when the planes leave Arcadia. Fla, Returning to the United States, the planes will follow the same route un til they reach Arcadia From there they will proceed to Jacksonville. Fla., then to Fort Bragg and Fay etteville. N. C., to Bolling Fields Washington, D. C. Gen. Patrick 1® Ply. The, huge planes are equipped Liberty motors of 13 cylinders and 400 horsepower. A fuel tank w'ith a 135-gallon capacity and a reserve tank is on each plane. Each of the ships is equipped with a Martin bomber type propeller, which enables the planes to attain a greater speed i than by using the regular propeller. 1 The planes hare a wing spread of 42 feet 9 Inches. Gen. Mason M. Patrick, chief of the air service, will accompany the Porflp Rican trip aviators from Jacksonville* Fla., to Arcadia. Fla. in a De Havl- ■ land Army plane, it was announced In Washington today. The general was here today, but he plans to leave by rail in time to hop oft from Jackson ville with the trall-blaMgs. HUSBAND SLAYER BREED. ST. CLAIRSVILLE. Ohio, March 3. —Mrs. Edith R. Fuller of Shadyside, Ohio, has been acquitted of the mur der of her husband, George Puller, whom she shot December 13 laat. aft er a one day’s trial. The Jury delib erated only ten minutes. Mrs. Fuller collapsed when the verdict was read. Will Hays Gets Job as Mailman In Event of War The Army took on a distinguish ed "rookie" yesterday, when Will Hays, former chairman of Hue re publican national committee, for mer Postmaster General. and present dictator of tho movie ■world, took oath as Lieut. Col, Will Hays, A.G..O.S.C\ U.S.A., which, translated, means adjutant general’s department. Officers’ Re serve Corps, United States Army. In the event of war CoL Hays be comes the mail roan of the Army. Under his assignment bo the adju tant general’s department he would be called to active service to take charge of the collection and distribu tion of mail to the Army In the field. In preparation for the Job he began immediately on taking ofllce a study of the mail service records of the American expeditionary forces. PROTEST AGAINST FESS GREETED ; Senate Refuses to Entertain Charges Against New Ohio Member. ‘MADE BY FORMER CLERK 1 .p etition Presented as An Individual Without Consent of Sen ator Pomerene i A petition protesting the election i of Re V resen tatlve Simeon D. Fess. re public. Vi. the next Congress as a • senator .from Ohio was filed yesterday with th % secretary of the Senate bv David I\* Hempstead, formerly f sistant II \ use clerk and active in the 1 unsuccess; \ 5 campaign of Senate Pomerene, t emocrat. fur re-election Mr. Hem) i Pad’s petition "protest cd” the "(p a liitications and alleged | election" of 1 tr. Fess. alleging ini-- | representation', by him of his quaiif • j calioms to be a .senator. The petition Mr. Hempstead re ceived short shi%’ft. It was returned to him by Secret:! ry Sanderson with in live minutes. v\ th the information that it had no leg.V status and could not be received bj ft l *" Senate. 4 annot Bit Filed. The Secretary said he had been ad vised by Vice Presid< \it Coolldge, and also by the acting pro tem pore of the Senate. Sen*a.tor Jones, re publican. Washington, ‘.that the peti tion waft not such as cotVd be received or pla-ced on file. It was said the only manner in which it mlgl\t be brought before the Senato later* would be through possible preset;Cation by a senator. The proceeding of Mr. .Hempstead was said U> be without tiie approval of Senator Pomerene. It wVft pointed out also that no prooeetlinj.; by legs 1 counsel wan involved. Precedents died were the recent piVceedina-'. contesting the elections of Senator Lodge of Massachusetts aaul Venator elect Mayfield, democrat. TeAas. In the former case Conrad Crodder, at- I torney for one of the oarnlidams de feated by Mr. Lodge, filed a notice of contest, and in the latter cast! the. defeated candidate* himself filled a contest .against Mr. Mayfield. Piykts in both cases were received by Sedate and placed on file. Mode a* Individual. Tl.<* petition of Mr. Ilempsteacf* j however, declared at the outset tha:* [Jf wa,s filed as an “individual and citi -1 zen of the United States.” solely In. his individual capacity and not as the. agent or representative of any of the candidates defeated by Mr. Fess. i It wa* understood that among the jallegatioins in the petition of Mr. Hempstead was that Mr. Fess had lAiareprestented his learning and ex p.vience in setting forth his qualifi - cations for the office of senator. Mr. HeV>Pfttead formerly was Journal clerk of the House and was said to havd been discharged after the elec tion, ut the instance of Mr. Fess, be - cause of charges made in the cam paign similar to those in tho petition filed today. AUDITING CHANGE TD HELP DISTRICT i Items of City Hereafter Will Be Entered in Separate Ledgers at Treasury. a change in bookkeeping accounts be tween the United States government and the District, of Columbia has been eN fected at the Treasury, further to simplify tine auditing and clarifica tion of the record. Hereafter, under a regulation or Controller General McCarl. all ac counts concerning the District of Co lumbia will be entered on District ledgers and the District auditors will be notified. Among the accounts which will be transferred from other departments on to the District ledger are those per taining to the office of public build i ings and grounds, for upkeep of j parks, which had been entered only ! in the War Department records; for I maintenance and operation of the gov I ernment fuel yards, one-fifth of which Is chargrd to the District, and the maintenance * of Columbia Ilospita’. ■which had been entered only on the atecords of tho Interior Department by whose disbursing officer they wsie Uaid. By tho new system tho District foepenses in connection with the items .disbursed by disbursing officers of : other departments will be all recorded In tho District of Columbia ledgers and save much searching of the ao counts of other departments and duplication of auditing work. PRESIDENT TO DELAY NAMING RENT BODY Will Not Send Nominations to Sen ate—Recess Appointments to Be Made. President Harding will not appoint the District rent commission before the adjournment of this Congress. This was learned at the White House yesterday, and from the asm* high source it was stated that the ap pointments will be made during the recess, probably within five or six weeks. Senator Ball of Delaware, chairman of the Senate District committee, au thor of the Ball rent act, conferred with the President late yesterday after noon regarding tho appointments of the five persons to comprise the Rent Commission under the Ball extension act. It was not learned just why the President has postponed making these appointments, but it is under stood that, possibly with only one ex ception, he has made his selection of the personnel of the commission. PERSHING GIVES INVITATION. At a joint session yesterday of the Senate and House military commit tees members were invited person allv by Gen. Pershing to visit cum mer military training camps near their homes, and. If possible, partlei ! pato in the training.