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SEEK FOREFATHERS i OF TUTANKHAMEN Egyptologists Find Difficulty in Spanning 1,000-Year Gap i*. to Mentu-hoteps. SOME DOUBT DESCENT Prof. Newberry Suggests Possibil ity That Monarch Was of Line Reaching Back to the God Min. By Wireless to The Star anil New York Times. Copyright, 1923. LONDON', March 3. —Egyptologists hero arc much interested in the theory that Tutankhriinen might be descended from the Mentu-holep line, but they find it difficult to accept It as proved, their chief difficulty be ing In bridging the gap of 1.000 years between the last of the Mentu-hotcps and Tutankhamen. Prof. Flinders Petrie thinks that the chances are strongly in favor of the Mentu-hotep line having become extinct in that, period, especially as it was filled with wars and invasions of every kind. Moreover, he is not inclined t-> place much importance on Tutankhamen’s use of the title "Prince of Hermonthis." Rrlatrd to Min, Perhaps. ‘ It seems to me." he said, “merely so denote that he was the principal Chief of that district, much in the same way as we find our own digni taries taking territorial titles. I think' that you wouiu find, if you looked it up. that there are many other instances in cartouches in which a man is styled chief of some plhce or other probably because his was the big family in that district.” Prof. Percy New berry was particu larly doubtful of the possibility of identification of the gods Mentu and Amen. Mentu. he pointed out. was always represented as hawk-headed, while Amen was human headed. He was milch more inclined to Identify Amen with the god Min. who was also human-headed and had the same phallic symbols as Amen. \inen Means Hidden. Alin, he explained, was the god from the Ekhmin region in upper Egypt and has as his "cult object.” or con ventional sign, a most interesting symbol It consisted of two. small isosceles triangles with very small bases placed horizontally base to base with a circle in betweep. This char acter was that used by the Greeks in connection with Zeus. He has found much the same cult symbol for a god of northern Syria, and remarks that the triangles are very much like the belemnito fossils, great quantities of which are to be found both at Ekhmin and in northern St ria. Amen, be declares, was not men tioned until the period of the sixth to the eleventh dynasties. As to deduc tions drawn Crmii the Hulak papyrus. Prof. Newberry has difficulty in ac cepting the true connection between the verb amen and the name of the god. “I think to identify them." iie said today, "is an example of faise etymology, of course, ‘amen’ can be translated ‘hidden.’ as you will see by the figure, for it is a little picture of a man hiding in, a hut. but I am not satisfied that wo can definitely say that ‘Amen’ as the name of tho god is not merely a name and that it ever occurred t<> the Egyptians that it had also the definite meaning 'hidden.’ At the same tinv* it is undoubtedly very Interesting that Amen's name should appear in Tutankhamen’s cartouche and it is true that Mentu was the god Os earlier ages." STUDY OF EGYPT GROWS. Finding of Tutankhamen's Tomb Spurs Many to History. (London Times world copyright. Ity arrange- j ment with the Karl of < a mar von.) By Wireless to The Star. , LUXOR, March 3.—While the wonder- ! ful discovery made in the valley of) the kings by Lord Carnarvon and j Howard Carter has attracted uni- ! versa! attention, it appears to be j having a griod effect in stimulating in j Egyptology generally. As I have al ready mentioned, the fact that King I Tutankhamen, whose tomb has now j been found, was closely connected with Te!-el-Amarna, where the I Egypt Exploration Society has a con- | cession, has encouraged those who ] arc responsible for the society’s ac- | tivities to issue an appeal to enable the excellent work it has done to be resumed next winter. This appeal al ready is in motion with a generous response. Today I am in a position to an- j nounce that the Belgian community and friends of Belgiuni in Egypt have i decided to commemorate the visit of Queen Elizabeth to Tutankhamen’s tomb on the occasion of the official opening by the creation of a fund for the encouragement of the study of Egyptology at the Royal Cinquante naire Museum in Brussels. Already two donations of £IOO have been made by Henry Naus Hey. director general of the Societe Generate des Sucreries et de la Haflnerie de Neyplie, and Vassa Bey Bisarar. Belgian con sul at Luxor, and other substantial •urns are promised. I‘lnn to Erect Tablet. The capital subscribed will be in vested and the revenue devoted, first, to the purchase of books and photo graphs; secondly, to publication of Egyptological wodks. and, thirdly, to j participation in exploration and pub- | IJcation work tn connection with tho monuments of Egypt. A report on the work done will be sent yearly , to each subscriber. It is proposed to erect a tablet in tho Egyptological library of the museum with the following inscrip tion ; Ensouvernir du Pearler, 1923, tm sa Maje-sto La. Reine Elizabeth est entre le IVemiere dans 1© Tombeau de Tutankhamen, les Beiges d’ ©I des Amis de la Bel giqu ont phis 1’ initiative d’ une fondation destlneo a favoriser 1© development des etudes Egypto-' logiquee au Muse© Royal du- Clnquantenairo a Bruxelles. Translation: (In memory of February 19. 1923, when her Majesty Queen Elizabeth en tered first the. tomb of Tutankhamen, the. Belgians of Egypt and friends of Belgium took the Initiative for a foundation designed to foster the development of Egyptological studies at the Royal Cinquantcnairo Museum at Brussels.) Lord Carnarvon Leave* Underneath will be given the names of subscribers with, pictures of the queen coining out of the tomb after hop visit ana a note to the ef fect that the tomb was discovered by Lord Carnarvon and Mr. Garter in November, 1922. It may not be generally known that for some years there has exist ed an Egyptological section at tho Museo du Cinquantcnairo in Brus sels where, under the direction of Dr. Jean Capart. secretary of the mu seum, comprehensive courses in Egyptology and archeology are given throughout the year. The fund which Is now being started, while it will com memorate a pleasing episode, will at the same time materially contribute to the encouragement of the study of Egyptology and constitute a per manent intellectual link between Bel gium and Egypt. Lord Carnarvon and Lady Evelyn Herbert left this morning for As auan. Street sweeping is carried out in the Scottish city of Greenock largely by women, whose work gives general uaUffgcuon. Abe Martin Says: Gran'maw Bentley lias been married close ont’ seventy years an’ she’s never seen a railroad train or had a revolver in her hands. (Copyright Nation*! Newspaper Service.) u. s. plantosMash COAL TRUST LEGAL Separation of Lehigh Valley Railroad From Subsidiaries Ordered by Daugherty. _ Bj tho Associated Ftps* NEW YORK. March 3.—Federal Judge T.earned Hand today approved the legal aspects of the government's plan for dissolution of “the anthracite coal trust” and separation of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company from its coal subsidiaries. Acting Attorney General A. T. Seymour announced. The plan is to be returned to Judge Hand in two weeks for final approval. DAUGHERTY TAKES ACTION. Issues Order for Separation of Road From Coal Interests. Tn a proceeding, described at the Department of Justice as “tho first step to bring about the dissolution of the anthracite coal ordered by the Supreme Court," Attorney I General Daugherty today ordered tiled in the United States district court at New York a final decree for separation of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company from its coal subsidiaries. WORLD COURT PROPOSAL GOES ON SENATE “SHELF” ' Vote. 49 to 24. Against Present Consideration Showed Almost Straight Party Line-Up. The administration plan for Amer ican participation in the Interna tiona! Court organized by the league of nations was finally put on the shelf for this session of Congress by the Senate today, when it voted, 49 to 24. against proceeding with con sideration of the resolution of Sena tor King, democrat, Utah, proposing to grant the President the necessary authority. The vote presented an almost straight party line-up. all of the re publicans except Senator Norbeck of South Dakota, voting against con sidering the King resolution. Three democrats. Senators Shields of Ten nessee, Walsh of Massachusetts and Walsh of Montana voted with the republicans in opposition. SWEET BILL IN SENATE. Measure Proposes to Modify War Risk Insurance Act. The Senate today received the Sweet bill, modifying the war risk insur ance act in the interests of the dis abled veterans, which passed the House last night. The bill would extend the time for obtaining a certificate of dis ability from the director of the Vet erans' Bureau to March 1, 1924, in compensation cases, and would pro vide that such certificates should is sue where there was an official record of injury during service or at the time of separation from the service or where satisfactory evidence was furnished the bureau to establish the injury. Woman Lost in Jail 4 Days Glad To See Turnkey Bv the Aworitted Pr**». PHILADELPHIA, March 3. When Police Lieut. Lawson opened one of the cells tn his station house he was greeted by an angry woman, who shouted in a powerful but parched voice: “My lord, man, where’ve you been?” On investigation tho lieutenant learned that the prisoner, Mrs. Eliza beth Perry, had been arrested Sun day, placed in the cell and forgotten. She had had nothing to eat or drink for four days. The lieutenant immediately ordered a beefsteak dinner. Mrs. Perry was charged with In toxication. After her name on the station house slate was written “to be discharged,'' but the words “to be” accidentally were rubbed off. Consequently, Lawson said, no one had looked into the room and as the heavy outside cell doors were closed, her cries were not heard. Not until last night did the Inci dent become publicly known. BAND CONCERT. Band concert by the United ' States Soldiers' Home Band Or chestra. at Stanley Hall, this evening, beginning at 6:30 o’clock. John S. M. Zimmer mann, director. March, “Freedom and Glory." * Moore Overture, “Italians In Algiers.’’ Rossini Morceau, “Admiration," Jackson Selection from opera, “Don Pasquale” Donizetti Fox trot, “Some Sunny Day,” Berlin Valse caprice, “Phyllis,” Deppen Finale, “Chicago” Fisher “The Star Spangled Banner.” These concerts arc free to tho y public. THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON. P. C.. SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1923. CURZON NOTE MAY GO UNANSWERED State Department Appears Disinclined to Pursue New castle Conversations. NOT TO OPEN CONSULATE Formal Statement Declares British Government Was Kept Fully Informed. The Washington government appeared today to be disinclined to pursue the diplomatic conversation with Great Britain relative to the Newcastle con sulate Incident. No comment on tho British reply to the latest American note was made at ; the State Department, but It was Inti mated that there was no present plan to send a rejoinder or to reopen the consulate. In view of the contention of the British foreign office that it had not been fully advised as to the steps taken by the Washington government to in vestigate charges against American Consular Agents Brooks and Slater, a fmmal statement was issued by the department, saying: Statement Given Out. "After receiving a parliamentary re port (from investigators sent by the department), supported by affidavits, which Indicated quite clearly the ab sence of satisfactory evidence of the truth of tho allegations (against Slater and Brooks), the department informed the British embassy on August 11. 1922. that it would not voluntarily remove tht officers. It added further that the British government, by specifying the reasons why these officers had become unacceptable, bad In effect invited a discussion of the sufficiency of those reasons.” NOT FULLY INFORMED. Lord Curzon Says He Was Not Apprised of Probe. Br th* .\Min*l*tPd rr**»s. LONDON. March 3.—The text of the ’note sent by Lord Curzon, British foreign secretary, to George Harvey, the American ambassador, regarding tb© Newcastle consulate, is as fol lows: “Excellency; "I nave the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your excellency’s note of February 28 "respecting the cancel lation of the exequaturs and recog nition of the late United Stales con sular officials at Newcastle. Clninu Information Lacking. "With regard to paragraph three. I venture to observe that your excel lency is under misapprehension in stating that his majesty’s govern ment ‘has been fully Informed’ of the thorough investigation made by the officers of the United States govern ment. Such is not the case. A mem ber of mv department was informed verbally last October that such an investigation had been held and the statement was made in your excel lency's note. No. 44R, of November 9. that two separate inquiries into the facts were instituted by the United State*© government, “His majesty's government were, however, not informed of tfi© pro ceedings in these inquiries nor shown the evidence submitted, al though hia majesty’s government had furnished their evidence to the United States government in my note to your excellency August 2. “As regards the accuracy of the parallel with the cancellation of the exequaturs of certain British consuls in the United States in 1838, I ven ture to refer your excellency to a quotation by the legal adviser to the President on that occasion from the commercial convention of July 3. 1815, article 4 whereof provides; Tn case of illegal or Improper conduct toward the laws or government of a country to which he Is sent, such consul may either he punished ac cording to law, if the laws will peach the case, or be sent hack, the offend ed government assigning to the oth er the reasons for same.’ Reference was made to Mr. Cushing’s advice to the President in my note above men tioned. “I have the honor to be. with the highest consideration, your excel lency's obedient servant. “CURZON OF KEDLESTONV Shipper* to Urge Actio*. The sal© of the lease of the Ameri can consulate at Newcastle has cre ated a determination among the busi ness men there to force the issue with the government at London and demand action from the foreign of fice, Instead of merely resting on the hope that the situation would work itself out in time. It is learned that extraordinary pressure is soon to be brought to bear by T. O. Adams, member of parlia ment from Newcastle, who himself is a prominent shipper and on© of tho heaviest losers through the di version of all consular affairs to Hull. It is understood Mr. Adams will urge the government at least to com ply with the United States govern ment’s request to submit the full evi dence in support of the charges orig inally made agains the consular offl ciala It is understood the United States government does not consider tho documents so far submitted to bo evidence, since the only support to the charges consisted of unsigned affidavits. As a result of tho closing of tho consulate the . bunker ooaJ business thore has materially declined; the exports have dropped, and there havo been largo losses in the sale of steam ship tickets. Oil From Rubber Trees. An oil similar to linseed oil is ex tracted from the seed of rubber trees and the residue used as fodder. A mill has been set up In Malaya and ■ mall consignments have been sold in Europe at good prices. Under present conditions on tho rubber plantations seed for this purpose is easily se cured. [bludtone For Cleansing the Blood, tending to relieve Scrofula, Eczema, Pimples and Boils. , i* The following are a few of ( | the Herbs contained in this il remedy and uses: i I CetfarU—A demulcent and 1 i nutriment. It aids digestion, II improves nutrition and in- ,i 1 creases the appetite. u Dulcamara —Employed in r 1 treatment of acne, impetigo 1 1 and chronic eczema. 1 Paiymnia—As a tonic, stim- ' ulant and laxative, increases ' , nutrition and aids in the v i elimination of waste prod- r UCtS. I —Stiliingia—Remedy in scrof- 1 lula, sluggish cutaneous dis- ' cases and chronic hepatic , affections. , M. A. Louis 229 G St N.W. WEALTHY CLUBMAN HELD AFTER THREE ARE KILLED BY AUTO. ■MJVEsK’TTVH IM—WP - /• | rj ***** ---■ -- ■-• PHOTOOKAPH SHOWS POLICE WITH HRNKV G. BROCK, RANKER \ Nl> MEMBER OF A PROMINENT PHILADEI.PHIA KAMII.V, WHO IS HKI.n WITHOUT RAIL ON A CHARGE OP HOMICIDE A NII IN SIMMS) ROM). ON CHARGES OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED AM) OK REKI SING All) IXI THE IN.lt RED. RROCK WAS ARRESTED AH HE STOOD ALONGSIDE HIS OWN AUTOMOBILE, WRECKED BV COLLISION AGAINST A TELEGRAPH POLE A LITTLE W A A EROM THE SCENE OF THE TRAGEDY. IN AAIIICIf THREE PERSONS WERE KILLED. HE DENIED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCIDENT. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. The Sixteenth Street Highlands Citizens’ Association will meet Mon day. 8 p.m.. at Sixth Presbyterian Church Telephone demonstration. Emma $, Skelton Union. W. C. T. V, will have a red letter meeting to morrow, 8 p.m., at Brlghtwood M. F. church. Representative Dickinson of lowa will speak, Mrs. Sheiton will also give a talk. A new theory concerning the evolu tion of man will he given by Dr. Ales Hrdllka of the National Museum at a public lecture Monday. K pm., at American University. 1901 F street. Association of indent Inhabitants will meet Wednesday. 7:30 p.m.. at Union engine house, southeast comer of 19th and H streets. Kevin Barry Connell. A. A. R. I. IL. will meet tomorrow, 8 pm., at 1006 E street. Thr District branch of Lrngxir of American Ren Women will omit the usual Sunday tea tomorrow, the mem bers having been Invited by Mrs. Har riet Hawley Looker to meet with her tn her studio, 934 F street. Jatnra Beck, right years old. IKW Fuller street, was bitten on the right arm yesterday afternoon by a dog belonging to a neighbor while play ing in front of the neighbor’s house. His wound wa-s dressed at Garfield Hospital. Tho Kilmer Cirri* will meet to morrow, 3:30 p.m., at National Serv ice School for Women. Miss Kath erine Hughes, who has been abroad Investigating eai ly Irish art, will speak of art forms that have been lost for centuries, and Hiss Angela Kler will read from Joyco Kilmer's poema Stanton Park Citizens' Association will meet Monday. 8 p.m., Peabody School. F. Sprigg Perry will speak of "Suffrage for the District.” Music. Tho Dietetic* Association will hold annual meeting and election at Mount Alto Hospital, Tuesday, 8 p.m. lAntkropologlcnl Society will meet In room 43-3, New National Muaeum, Tuesday, 4:45 p.m. Dr. John R. Swanton and Dr. Truman Mlcheloon. speakera Red Triangle Outing Club will re trace first hike taken by club. In 1918. Meet at bureau of printing and engraving, 2:45 p.m. J. O. John son, leader. Jules O. Casey, 1753 S street, and Frank Peckham, 3U7 18th street, have appealed to tho police to inves tigate burglaries committed In their bungalows, between tho river and canal above Georgetown, since Jan uary 1. Clothing, pair of field tools and a lamp were in cluded In the list of property stolen. They were valued at |3l, The city of Copenhagen is experi menting with rubber street paving. j_iniii i iFii - =ini^——l?—ifii l -im irni=——in District National Bank | lili There’s No Excuse f~ liiljik ~ for Not Having Money g It is so easy to place one’s | self in that thoroughly in- I dependent position -which I ready money alone estab- I Ushes. Saving is the secret — E j U st obligating yourself to lay R. N. Harper aside in a Savings Account a I stipulated amount each pay I H. L. Offutt, Jr, day. Whether it’s much or oukiw little Isn’t half as important as E W. P. JLipeconkb the regularity with which it is R C J. Gockekr done. N. L. Sanebury II vio * Pr * Bla ** ts Open a Savings Account Ij The "Friendly* Bank with us and your money = worries will so on be over. S We pay interest at the rate [ of 3%. " n»=an m iiiHL4JUHSBIHBHPmn ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES. TODAY. Society for I’hilosophioal Inquiry will meet at 4:30 o’clock in Public Library. Dr H. P. Holler will con sider "The Philosophy of Life From Life Itself.” TONIGHT. Phi Kappa Nu Sorority dance, 9 o’clock, 2400 16th street. District Association of Gamma Phi Beta will meet at dinner. 5:30 o’clock, at the Endion Club, 1801 I street. All Gamma Phis asked to attend. Red Triangle Outing Club—Pro gressive 600 card party at 8-15 o’clock, at Where Candles Glow, 2809 14th street. A card party, under auspices of Car bery Parent-Teachers’ Association, will be held at Masonic Temple. Bth and F streets northeast, 8 o’clock. Prizes. diaries Evans Hughes Chapter. Sigma Nu Phi Fraternity, will stage a stunt smoker at chapter house. Sigma Nu Phi Inn. 1654 Columbia road. Entertainment to be preceded by informal dinner. Ohio Girls’ Club will give a dance in Mount Pleasant Lodge Hall, 14th and Kenyon streets, 8 o’clock. Ail Ohioans invited. Eeleet Klub will give a dance, 9 o’clock, at Cairo Hotel. El Club Cervantes, students’ organi zation of Pan-American Schools of Spanish, will give annual dance, 9 o’clock, at Hotel Ebbltt. Biological Society will meet. 8 o’clock, at Cosmos Club. Illustrated addressee by scientists of the gov ernment service. A special dinner for members at the National Clubhouse of the Amer ican Association of University Women. 1634 T street, at 6;3n o’clock. Mrs. Glen L. Swiggott will preside. The Retired Enlisted Men’s Asso ciation will meet, 8 o’clock at Pythian Temple. All members In vited. “Tho Road to Yesterday” will be presented by the talent'of Tech High School in Central High School audi torium. Community Service Club dance 8:30 o’clock, at Pythian Temple. The National Genealogical Socletv will meet at the residence of Charles Shepard, 2d, 2163 California street. 8 o'clock. Indiscreet Remark. from the Boston Tr«n*rript. •Til never tell another man that I’d rather dance than eat.” “Why not?" “Ho kept me dancing until all the cases were closed.” Caraway Served With Subpoena In Assault Suit "T was expecting: It. I am glad to get It," courteously responded. Senator Thaddeua H. Caraway of Arkansas, when served yesterday afternoon with a subpoena by Deputy United States Marshal Ar thur Blanchard. The'deputy serv ed the summons at the office of the senator In the Senate office build ing. Senator Caraway has twenty days In which to plead to the dec laration filed by Harry A. Waller stein In the District Supreme Court to recover $20,000 damages for an alleged assault. Wallersteln says the senator, without provocation, beat him over the head with an umbrella and with his Hats at 15th and H streets northwest, la£t Tuesday. The al leged assault grew out of a dispute arising In a crowded car. SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS FOR FIRING OF HOME Negro Held Spite Against Sister- In-Law at Brooks Station, According to Evidence. Justice Stafford today Imposed a sentence of five years In the peniten tiary on Kdward Carroll, colored, for j setting fire to the homo of his sister in-law. The evidence showed that * Carroll had a grudge against Mrs. j Sarah Scott, who had the custody of i his two children, and February 23 | last ignited a fire in the cellar of her i House at Brooks Station. A term of four years was given Dillian Bowie, colored, a "dope” 1 addict. She has a long criminal record I for other charges. Howard P. Burley, i white, will spend three years In the 1 penitentiary fur attempted highway ' robbery. He drew a gun on Hattie I Wlnebrenner February 8 last and j tried to snatch her purse. It was I charged. Thomas E. Kelson, colored, ; was sent to the penitentiary for three i ye: rs for violating the antl-narcotlc j law. Otto Funderdunk and Barnes I Gray, both colored, were given terms ! of two years each for stealing coats 1 and dresses from an express wagon. Henderson Reid, who was with them, was sent to Occoquan for one year. Albert F. Bond, white, will spend one year In jail for passing a worthless check. 4 HELD FOR VIOLATING ANTI-NARCOTIC LAW Colored Men Under Bond of $2,000 Each, to Await Action of Grand Jury. Four colored men charged with vio lation of the Harrison antl-narcotlc act were held for the action of the grand jury at a hearing today before U. S. Commissioner Macdonald in the McEachlen building, j They were arrested last, night on a raid on a poolroom at 626 4>4 street. They gave name* and ad dresses as Charles Mudd. twenty-two, of 221 C street southwest; Ben Matthews, tw-enty-three. of 716L4 C street southwest; Edward Richardson, twenty-one. of 1314 Union street southwest, and Daniel Thomas, twen ty-eight, of 1230 2d street southwest. ' Bond was fixed at $2,000 in each case. The officers making the arrests were Headquarters Detectives San ders and Evans of the narcotic squad, and Revenue Agents E. K. Rabbltt and S. I* Rakusln. Only Mudd and Richardson were arrested In the pool room proper, the others being picked up in the vicinity at the time of the raid, according to the police. More than thirty were taken to the fourth precinct after the raid, but al! were released with the exception of those receiving a hearing today. ALUMNIUM AND GREEN TWIN MAIL BOX COLORS Paint Visible at Night and Will Allow Patrons to Hit the Spot, It Is Said. Aluminum and green were colors decided on by Postmaster Chance to day for Ms new set of twin mail boxes, which he will place on 13th and 14th streets above Florida ave nue next week. Deciding as-ainst old Ivory as being too esthetic for street use, the post master oast his vote for aluminum color for the box for local letters and green for the box for out-of-town letters. The fifty pairs of boxes, one of each pair being aluminum color, will be plainly visible at night and will allow letter mailers to hit the right box in the dark. U. S. NEEDS MESSENGERS The Civil Service Commission an nounced today examinations to be held March 10 and 24, in this city only, to fill positions of messenger boy In the departmental service at Wash ington. Entrance salaries range from S3O to S4O a month, plus the so-called bonus of S2O a month, granted by Congress. The commission states that as there is an ample register for mes senger girls the examinations will not be open to girls, i Applicants must have reached their sixteenth but not their eighteenth birthday on the examination date and must be in sound physical health. Full information and application blanks may be secured at the office of the commission, 1724 P street north west. Seven States Sign Treaty Ending Quarrel Over River Marking the first time that a con siderable number of state* have set tled fundamental Interstate rights by process of treaty Instead of resort to the Supreme Court of the United States, the Colorado river compact, signed by representatives of seven southwestern states, and awaiting ratification by the legislatures of those, will break the blockade on de velopment of the whole river, accord ing to Secretary of Commerce Hoover, chairman of the Colorado River Com mission. “It allows us all to get ahead with river development and with flood pro tection to the Imperial and Yuma val leys,’’ the Secretary adds. The compact, which was signed No vember 24. 1522, at Santa Ke, N. M.. Is the first interstate treaty involving more Ilian two elates which lias been executed in the history of the United States. Its purpose was to put an end to the litigation which has held up development of the Colorado river for many years, and which threatened to hold it up for another considerable period. Territory Barge mm France. Ratification by the state legislatures of the Colorado river compact means, according to Clarence C. Stetson, ex ecutive secretary of the commission, elimination of legislation, thus re moving a blockade on development of 242.000 square miles of American ter ritory, a territory larger than the republic of France; orderly develop ment through Irrigation and culti vation of four million acres of land, now a desert; construction of dams urgently needed for control of floods annually threatening the Imperial and Palo Verde valleys, in California, and the Yuma project in Arizona — rich communities assessed at more than one hundred million dollars, where 75,000 to 100,000 Americans gain their living. Other advantages to be gained by ratification include new homes for three million Amer ican men and women, new communi ties which will furnish increased markets for the whole country, and Increased wealth to be spread over the nation. The worst thing about the compact. Secretary Hoover says, is that it will destroy much oratory. “It makes for growing spuds and not for glowing speech,” he adds. Not an Emotional Matter. "One can get great emotion over conflict and quarrel,’’ Mr. Hoover says, “but there is no great oratory about the fact that the northern basin is separated from the southern basin by a thousand miles of barren canyon; that the agriculture and economic life of the two basins are wholly different, and that the logi cal thing is to divide the water be tween them so they can make homes instead of defend injunctions. “Nor can one make great oratory out of the fact that there is ample water and to spare after the appor tionment of enough water to each basin in perpetuity to cover all of the present uses plus all of the known feasible projects, plus 20 per cent for good measure, then holding in re serve 20 per cent for forty years to see where It is most needed. There Is nothing sensational about a compact that leaves all question of Mexican water rights to the State Depart ment of the United States, which is the only organ of the American peo ple which has any right to deal with It. “There is nothing especially roman tic about the provisions in the com pact for complete priority of agri culture over power forever in the use of water of this river. “Yet, behind ail the precise and com monplace language of this compact lies the greatness and romance of the west, the building of a million more homes out under the blue sky In security and good will. "The compact has a side interest, for with the exception of two other cases, and these only between two states, the Colorado river compact marks the first time that a consider able number of atates have settled fundamental interstate rights by proc ess of treaty Instead of resort to the Supreme Court.” A Triumph for Civilisation. Agreement by the commission upon the details of the compact Is a signal Pennsylvania Ave. at Eighth Street Southeast Joseph Goldenbcrg Cash FURNITURE House Pay Cash and Srfvelhe Difference OPEN SATURDAY EVENING COMPARISON— The Acid Test #]I\VE ASK no more than that you compare prices and Equalities—get the about-town prices, the time-payment prices, and vmen we show you a saving of one-third or more you’ll understand what we mean when we say “COMPARE 1“ JTTOF COURSE, if you insist upon paying for credit losses. E expensive bookkeeping, a lot of collectors, high “overhead,” and all that, you will not come here—if you object, we’d be glad to show you "the better way.” Seven-piece Bedroom Suite, Full-size Baby Cribs, white Large Vanity, Large Dresser, enamel; high sides; Chinorette or Chifforobc. twin link spring . Bow-foot Bed, Rocker, Chair Genuine Llovd Baby Car and Bench; American walnut rlage* full size- S s “' $250 jJLr.,$ 19.75 Ten-piece Dining Room Lloyd Strollers, $9.75. Suite, American walnut ; Tu- Heywood - Wakefield Reed dor period; 54-inch Buffet. chairs and Rockerß , Marshall China Case, Server, Oval Ex- spring cush tension Tabic, five Side Chairs, - ons; alI new | one Arm Chair (genuine ppat ten 3r n 3 V.OU leather seats). Compare with v , n . .... . any at $250 else- CI CA , S L * Q r d M *$ ,tchen where J) 1 a>U Cabinet*, fully equipped: por wnere cclain sliding tables. Priced Three-piece Overstuffed Llv- in most furni ing Room Suite, good make; ture houses, $45 Large Sofa. Fireside Chair to SSO and Plain Chair: Five-piece Gray Enamel and Marshall spring *|A ft Decorated Breakfast Suites, cushions drop-leaf tabic d? | O CA Simmons Three-piece Beds, and 4 chairs... 4.6 or 3.3; white enamel. This Unfinished Cate-leg Tables, includes band d* | / "fc CA $8.75. edge spring.,.. Unfinished Chairs to match, In the Wood Finishes, $14.59 each, $2.00. victory for those qualities which dis tinguish the civilised man from the savage, Arthur IJ.1 J . Davis, director of the United Slates reclamation service, de clares. "It will obviate the delay and the acrimonious litigation which a year ago seemed Imminent, and has cleared the way for provisions of flood control and irrigation storage urgentiv needed and indispensable to further 'develop ment in the Colorado river basin. Development of the basin involves some of the largest and most difficult, engineering problems ever attempted, and a. multitude of complicated inter esls and possible disputes which have been settled in eleven months instead of years. All good citizens should re joice In this substitution of reason and progress for conflict and stagnatioi , This happy result is due largely to 11,.- broad-minded attitude of the members of the commission and especially to the patience, tact and diplomatic ability of the chairman of the commission, Sec retary Hoover.” Plenty of Water for All. Natural flow of the Colorado river. Mr. Davis adds, averages nearly 20.000.- 000 acre feet yearly-. Os this about one third Is now used, and this includes the low wafer flow In the lower basin, which cannot further develop safely without storage. The present uses In the lower bas.n are about 3.700,000 acre feet. The compact awards this portion of the basin a total annual flow of 8.500 000 acre feet, or more than double i:s present needs and sufficient to de velop ail feasible projects arid some of doubtful feasibility. The upper basin Is awarded 7.500,000 acre feel, which Is also more than double It* present needs and sufficient to servo 3.000. acres additional. If this water is not consumed in Irrigation It will run down through the canyons for use below. There remains an apportioned quantity of more than 4.000. acre feet for future division as unforeseen needs may appear, Mr. Davis concludes. The problem of the Colorado, Mr. Hoover says, has two main phases legal and engineering—In addition to the task of getting seven great states together in a compact. The seven states involved in the compact, all of which are expected to ratify within three months, are Wyoming. Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona ami California. If is tin - tional in its scope, for the projects in volved are of great magnitude, and the river Itself is interstate. Inter national and navigable both In law and in fact. In addition, the United States government has a peculiar In terest in the development, as large areas of public lands now desert, can be brought under irrigation and made to yield a profitable return. The basin lies mostly in American territory, where it embraces 242.000 square miles, but 2.000 square miles lie in Mexican territory. Bill Now In Congress. A bill was recently introduced in Congress for construction of the world's largest dam at or near Bould er Canyon along the Colorado, or its extension, Black Canyon, in the northwestern corner of Arizona on the Arizona-Nevada border. This dam, if built to Its full height of SOO feet above present low water level, would store some 31,400,000 square feet of water and develop 700,000 primary horsepower, while if built to a height of 550 feet above present low water level it would store 26,500,000 acre fe, t and develop 600,000 primary horse power, after due allowance had been made for Irrigation, requirements. Probably the most urgent of the engineering aspects of the problems involved in the Colorado river basin is that of flood control for the pro tection of the Imperial, Coachella and Palo Verde valleys in southern Cal ifornia from the spring floods of the main river and winter flash floods of the Gila river. Representative Swing of California is the author of a bid now in Congress asking for authori zation of an appropriation of $70,000.- 000 for the dam construction work, for which 850.000,000 is to be spent and the balance to be expended toward construction of an all-Ameri can canal which would divert the water at I-aguna dam and lead it to the Imperial valley entirely throug.i American territory. Hearings have already- been held on this bill, with Secretary Hoover and delegations from California appearing.