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WEATHER.
Fair and warmer tonight: tomorrow
increasing cloudiness and warmer.
Record for twenty-four hours end
ing at 2 p.m. today: Highest tem
perature. 48. occurred at noon today;
lowest, SO, occurred at 6 a.m. today.
Full report on page 7.
Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 28
Entered as secoftd-class matter
post office AVashington, D. C.
No. 29,192.
MS IS ORDERED
10 BRING AIRCRAFT
FACTS TO PROBERS
Subpoena Follows Seques
tration of Papers by War
Secretary’s Order.
DISMISSED LEGAL AIDE
SAYS DESK WAS RIFLED
i
IT. S. Lost Millions in Settling
Claims and Selling Property.
T. F. Lane Asserts.
The Daugherty investigating com
mittee pursued its aircraft inquiry
jiito the War Department today, with
the result that Secretary Weeks was
subpoenaed to appear on the witness
stand tomorrow morning'.
The summons directed the Secretary
it. luring with him certain papers re
lating to aircraft frauds, taken from
the desk and brief case of Thomas F.
T.ane. who was suspended from the
air service a day or two ago after re
fusing to comply with a request of
his superior officer that he "stay
away" from the committee
Volandt Brought Into Case.
T.ane, who was legal adviser to Maj.
Cbm. Patrick, chief of the air service,
testified today that the advice against
appearance before the committee was
given him by Capt. AV. F. Volandt.
who, he said, also took possession of
1 is records in the aircraft cases.
A'olandt followed him on the witness
stand ami coneeded that Dane had been
advised by him not to go before the
committee and that certain "official
records” in Lane's possession had been
taken away and turned over to Secre
tary AA’eeks. He denied Lane's state
ment that the papers included private
documents, and he insisted that Lane
had been suspended only because of
absence from duty at the War Depart
ment and because the special duties
which led to his appointment had about |
lieen concluded.
Must Subpoena Weeks.
Secretary Weeks, Volandt said, had !
Instructed him to notify the committee
that if it wished to get the papers it
must subpoena the Secretary himself. !
That the cbmmittee did at once, direct- ;
ing him to be present at 10 a.m. to- !
morrow, when Volandt is to again take 1
the stand to complete his testimony. I
One of the reasons why the papers i
in Lane's possession were taken away i
from him, Volandt told the committee, «
was to "rush" two aircraft cases to the 1
Department of Justice for action. Com- ;
mittee members pressed the witness ;
with questions designed to couple the *
AVar Department's haste Tn these cases 1
with the committee inquiry, but he in
sisted there wa» ”
Describes Missing Paper*.
T.ane had describe.. ...« ,ag rec- j
ords to the committee as relating to I
many aircraft cases on which he had
worked. These cases, he said, included
the Lincoln Alotors case, the Standard j
Aircraft case and the Bosch Magneto i
case, in all of which he charged that i
overpayments had been made by the I
government.
In the Lincoln case, he said, the De- |
partment of Justice made a settlement I
over the protest of the AA'ar Depart- j
ment, and “so bad” that when it was j
broached Gen. Patrick and the other j
AA'ar Department representatives
■"walked out" of the conference.
AVas Hushing Cases.
The papers in possession of Lane, I
A'l iandt said, were needed in order {
to complete the records that "we were j
rushing" to the Department of Jus- i
tice for action.
"Oh, so you'd get them over there '
before the committee got the wit
nesses?” said Senator Wheeler.
"No, we were rushing these cases
all the time.”
"Rushing them for five years?"
"About three.”
"A'ou wanted to rush this case over
before the testimony came out to (
show the dilatory tactics you and |
the rest of them at the War Depart- ■
ment have been pursuing to protect I
these crooks,” Senator Wheeler)
charged.
Calls Copies Illegal.
"Absolutely not. The crux of the j
whole situation is that Mr. Lane has
copies of papers in the government
files,” Volandt staid. "I understand
there is a statute that forbids that.”
"Did you know that Air. Lane, dur
ing two or three years, considered
these papers as his own?” asked Sen
ator Jones, republican, Washington.
"That’s the point we are trying to
settle,” A'olandt returned.
The legal question, he said, “was
taken up this morning by the Secre
tary of AVar with the judge advocate
general’s department.”
The committee recessed until to
morrow with Capt. Volandt still on j
the stand.
A\ anted Cane Reopened.
As legal adviser to the air service, !
Land said, he had recommended to the
Secretary of War that the government
cases against the Standard Aircraft
Corporation and other contractors who
supplied war materials be reopened. Ho
declared he felt “there was some ul- !
P rior purpose” behind his dismissal and j
t hat he had been “shocked and pained” |
h» cause he had "trusted” in Capt Vo- ■
landt.
The committee decided to call on
A'olandt and direct him to bring with j
him papers taken from Lane. Senator
Ashurst suggested that Volandt be "at
i iched” if he did not "appear soon."
These papers, Lane said, included his ■
only copy of the report to Secretary i
AVeeks.
Doesn't Know His Slaton.
“I presume 1 was dismissed,” he I
gaid. “I don’t know what my status |
is. Yesterday I found my private files i
. mptied, and all the papers taken from
the desk where I have worked for five !
years.”
His files, the witness said, were
"extra copies” of all papers that had
gone through his hands in "following
up $50,000,000 worth of war claims,
which I kept as a matter of personal
pride.”
As far back as 1919, Lane said, he
had become convinced that the sit
uation regarding aircraft construc
tion was “bad." The Lincoln Motors
case was the first he dealt with
which he thought was "bad,” he said.
Jt was "settled” for $1,000,000, he
hdded, while the government claini
was more than $9,000,000.
Ignored Uasgtartty View.
"The War Department refused to
accept the settlement in the Lincoln
case recommended by Attorney Gen
i rat Daugherty,” Lane said, “but they
went ahead and settled anyhow.”
Senator Wheeler, the committee
' (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.)
*
Report Measure
To Change Date
Os Inauguration
The Norris resolution, already
approved by the Senate, proposing
a constitutional amendment which
would provide for the inauguration
of the President and the Vice
President in January and for the
convening of Congress on the first
Monday in January following elec
tion, was reported today by a
1 House committee.
| The House committee already
had approved a similar resolution
presented by Representative White,
republican, Kansas. As amended
by the House committee the
change would take effect on the
first of December, after its ratifi
cation.
VACANT D. S. POSTS
COGLIDGE PROBLEM
i President Turns to Selection
of Murdock Successor of
Federal Trade Post.
AA'ith the selection of cabinet offi
cers jio longer confronting him,
President Coolidge can now give his
attention to the complete cleasing
of his slate by filling the vacancy on
j the Federal Trade Commission, the
! making of several federal judiciary'
appointments and the appointment of
j the new Alexican claims commission.
Although a number of persons have
i been suggested to the President for
; appointment as successor to A’ictor
j Alurdock on the Federal Tradle Com
i mission, there was not the slightest
! indication at the AA'hite House today
that the executive is anywhere near
| reaching a decision in this matter.
1 The ratifications by the United
| Stales and the Mexican senates of
I the two claims commissions growing
! out of the recognition agreement
I have been proclaimed and all is in
j readiness for the appointment of the
I two commissions to adjudicate the
' many claims now awaiting decision.
See Anderson Selection.
j
| It is understood that the President
j probably will postpone making a se
j lection of a successor to the late Justice
i F. E. Baker of the United States court
j of appeals, seventh circuit, for several
i months, but those in a position to
j know are of the opinion that the
j President will name Judge A. B. Ander
s son of the United States district court
j of Indiana when the time comes.
It is thought that the President will
j Pot delay long in filling the vacancy on
j the United States district court in
. western Louisiana caused by the death
•of George AV. Jack. Senators Rans
: dell and Broussard of Louisiana, both
; democrats, saw the President today in
I the interest of appointing Representa- I
!tive John N. Sandlin, democrat, of that 1
state as Judge Jack’s successor.
Emile Kuntz of New Orleans, re
i publican national committeeman for
t Louisiana, during an interview with
| the President today urged the ap
• pointment of either Judge P. Grim
mett, United States attorney for tlie
i western district of Louisiana, or Louis
I H. Bums, United States attorney for I
the eastern district of the *itate. Mr
i Kuntz said he told the President that
• while he would like tp-see either of
i these appointed, he would agree to I
i any other properly qualified republican. 1
Stone Selection Approved.
j A number of telegrams and letters '
I have been received at the AVhite I
1 House since yesterday congratulating
j the President upon the selection of
j Harlan F. Stone to be Attorney Gen
( eral. Most of the messages came
j from men who are well acquainted 1
; with him personally. Several were j
j from his classmates at Amherst. The I
general tone of these 'messages was
to the effect that the President has
placed at the head of the Depart
j ment of Justice an able lawyer and
j a highly capable administrator.
The President today received con
| gratulations from Secretary of the
(Navy AVilbur. who called at the AVhite
I House at 9 o’clock to personally con
) vey to the Executive his high opinion
■of Mr. Stone's selection. Secretary
| AVilbur said afterward that his own
! name had been mentioned prominent
jly in the this
appointment, and he wanted Presi
dent Coolidge to know that he ac
quiesced to the latter's choice.
Representative B. H. Snell of New
York, chairman of the House rules
committee, lost little time in letting
the White House know of his delight
in the selection of Mr. Stone. They
were classmates at Amherst, and, ac
cording to Mr. Snell, the country will
very shortly come to a full realization
of just what type of man the Presi
dent has appointed.
Bob-Haired Girl Bandit Is Nightmare
To Netv York Police She Calls ‘Big Bums'
Thirty Seventh Hold-Up by Elusive Outlaw Causes
Commissioner to Put 500 Detectives on Her
Trail W ith Orders to Shoot to Kill,
Special Dispatch to The Star.
NEW YORK, April 3.—The specter
of a bob-haired girl in a salmon
colored turban and a three-quarter
length fur coat rises before the eyes
of New York’s policemen like a hor
rible nightmare after a rarebit.
And just when Commissioner En
right would boast to some foreign
dignitary about his pride and joy,
along comes the girl and stages a
hold-up. Not so rare, not joy-killing
in itself, but invariably, she leaves
a note calling the policemen "big
bums,” and dares them to get her.
For the second time since she began
her attempt to emulate the exploits
of Moll Cutpurse, England’s woman
bandit of the sixteenth century, the
commissioner has assigned 500 de
tectives to the case, and has given
uniformed men orders to shoot to
kill.
Weighs About 110 P«u<«.
The slight girl, described by her
victims as an Italian-American of
about five feet five inches and 110
pounds, took the wind out of the
commissioner’s sails last time he
ordered the policemen to shoot to
kill. An hour after a general alarm
had been broadcast for her. she
%
|She Munim ifef.
V, J V V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION
WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1924-FORTY-EIGHT PAGES. *
I THIRD PARTY MOVE!
LAID TO DEMOCRAT
TACTICS BY PEPPER
j
Says Efforts to Hurt G. 0. P. 1
Have Discredited Both
Major Parties.
MAKES KEYNOTE TALK
AT MAINE CONVENTION'
I Flays Legislative Inactivity as Due
to Minority Policy of
Partisanship.
!. . • i
( Ity the Astoria led Press.
J PORTLAND, Me.. April 3.—Senate j
democrats, in endeavoring to inflict j
j injury upon the republican parly, !
j have succeeded in discrediting both j
j of the great political parties, Senator !
I Pepper, republican, Pennsylvania, de- j
' dared in a “keynote” address here '
today before the republican state con- 1
vention.
’ This discrediting process has reach- |
' ed the Senator Pepper assert- j
ed, that "an irresponsible and highly j
dangerous third party has actually ■
suggested itself to the extremists as ;
a practical possibility." The demo- j
crats, he addde, "have aimed at us and 1
hit America."
"I am here today,” the senator stat- |
ed. “to affirm my belief that the dem- I
j ocratic party has recently forfeited |
j whatever claim to public confidence it )
j may have possessed. I am here to i
• register my conviction that upon us, i
| who call ourselves the followers of ■
! Lincoln, rests the weighty responsi- j
I- I bility of strengthening and safe- j
guarding the republic.
"Republicans of Maine, this is the
, | task to which I summon you—a task
i which should stimulate the enthusi- j
j asm of every man and woman who I
j holds the republican tradition and is ;
ready to go forward to victory under |
the leadership of Calvin Coolidge.
Says Judgment Confused.
j "But at this point an effort is cer
| tain to be made by somebody to dls- 1
| tract attention from the great prob
-1 | lems which await solution and to j
| confuse judgment by giving to the j
I names of three officers in the- great I
| republican army an importance not 1
jin the least justified by the facts. ‘
“When sensible people are waiting •
• to be told about President Coolidge’s '
1 position on public questions and what
j the party is attempting to accomplish !
‘for good government, somebody Is i
j sure to shout, Tlow about Forbes?* *
i ‘How about Fall?’ and ‘How about)
j Daugherty? 1 Thereupon we find our- i
i selves showered with threats and ac- !
| cusations in which a modicum of |
! truth is obscured by a mass of fiction. J
“The appointment of Forbes as j
head of the Veterans’ Bureau and of !
i Fall as Secretary of the Interior have |
[ proved to he terrible mistakes, while |
1 the selection of Mr. Daugherty as i
1 Attorney General seems to me to
' have been a grave error of judgment. !
Brands Heading Attackers.
{ "When I say this I am speaking i
| of the mistakes not of the living but !
( of the dead; of the mistakes of a
| beloved leader whose virtues were !
many and whose lapses were few— j
of a leader who left behind him a !
long catalogue of notable achieve- j
ments and who gave life for you and I
i for me as truly as any soldier who
It ever died in battle. AVhen any man !
for campaign purposes or to gain a I
partisan advantage undertakes to dis- j
turb the repose of that leader, I brand j
him as a political ghoul and declare
him to be unfit for the society of
decent people.
"During the progress of these so- 1
called investigations many good cit
izens and wise editors have been •
exhorting republican senators to I
show the fighting spirit. Since we 1
have lacked actual legislative con -1
trol, this advice has amounted to j
nothing more than an appeal for!
brave talk. And brave talk without I
power to make it effective is the sure !
sign of a shallow mind.
Would Admit Mistakes.
The time for talk that Is really 1
brave is when you have a position !
to defend which is fundamentally I
sound though at the moment unpopu- j
lar. When party mistakes have been
made it is best to admit them and to J
limit your talk to the long list of re- 1
publican achievements in the past I
and of republican plans for the fu- j
(Continued on Page 2, Column 8.)
entered a drug store across the street )
from an armory, where 150 reserve I
policemen were drilling, and staged 1
a hold-up. She shoved a note into j
the hands of the store manager. It I
read: %
"To the Police; You say 'Shoot to
kill.’ I’m agreeable to the proposi
tion.”
In her latest exploit she demon
strated Just how agreeable to the
proposition she is. She and her tall
companion—a blond man of about six
feet and 180 pounds, who accom
panies her on all her sallies and totes
two guns—held up the National Bis
cuit Company and ordered sixteen
clerks in the office Into a rear room.
Lunge* Like Tiger.
As one of them passed her he at
tempted to snatch from her face a
short veil that reached the middle
of the bridge of her nose. She
lunged at him like a tiger, floored
him and put two bullets into his
body. He is in a critical condition.
It was the bob-haired girl’s thirty
seventh venture.
Most of her "stick-ups" have been
chain grocery and drug stores. It
matters not how crowded the store,
she walks in and asks the price of
eggs or some other article. As the
clerk turns to look at the price l
mark he feels a revolver at his side.
t
j AESOP’S “THE DOG AND THE SHADOW” UP TO DATE BY JOHN W. DAVIS, W. VA. i
SEEK TO ELIMINATE
GRADE CROSSINGS;
i •
I
Commissioners Ask Budget
Bureau for Fund to Build
|, Bridges or Underpasses.
I
I The District Commissioners today j
| went before the bureau of the budget j
i in suppoit of their bill for the eliml- 1
| nation of three of the remaining rail- j
! road grade crossings.
The measure on which they testi- I
! fied this morning calls for approxi- j
mately $200,000, which to build I
1 bridges or underpasses at Van Buren, j
•Chestnut and Varnum streets on the;
; Metropolitan branch of the Baltimore!
and Ohio. j
! The strongest argument behind the j
j Commissioners in their move Is the j
death of four persons within the T
) year at one of these crossings
( The original bill of the city heads j
| provided for the elimination of two ;
) additional crossings at Michigan ave. ,
I nue and Quarles street, making the ]
• total cost $500,000. They . were ad-.
| vised several-weeks ago by the budget
| officials, however, that the measure !
i would have to be curtailed.
; Under the proposed legislation the I
! railroads would have to bear half !
; of the cost of the work.
, Auditor Donovan, who is budget
j officer for the District, yesterday took ]
j representatives of the budget bureau .
j on a tour of the highways that cross j
j the railroad tracks, to show them at )
! first-hand the danger existing at such j
i points.
| ASKS FUND FOR PARK
ON YORKTOWN SITE I
1
|
, Weeks Sends to Congress Report I
Recommending Work on
Project.
Secretary Weeks sent to Congress
• today the report of the national
i military park commission recom
; mending the establishment of a na
i tional park at Yorktown, Va„ and
j requesting an initial appropriation
! of SIOO,OOO for the project.
j The park would include the larger
| part, if not all, of the 1,100 acres
I comprising the battleground and part
of Yorktown itself. Congressional
| approval will be sought to give the
I commission necessary powers to make j
j plans for the final development of the |
; project, to purchase or condemn land,
and enter agreements with land own
ers for guarantees of preservation.
The commission is headed by Sew
ard W. Jones at Boston, J. Kerr
Branch of Richmond, Va., and Mrs.
James T. Morris of Minneapolis, and
1 was appointed by the War Secretary
at the direction of Congress.
OIL PROBERS CALL TWO.
Associate of Jake Hamon and Wood
Manager Subpoenaed.
Subpoenas were issued today by the
, Senate oil committee for the appear
| ance here next Monday of J. B. French
i of Oklahoma City, Okla, and Robert
|F. Wolfe of Columbus, editor of the
j Ohio State Journal. Both will be
I questioned as to gossip oil
deals at the republican national con
vention in 1920.
French is described as a political
associate of the late Jake Hamon, re
publican national committeeman from
Oklahoma.
Wolfe was one of the managers in
Ohio for Leonard Wood.
PERSHING SAYS EUROPE
IS LOOKING MUCH BETTER
General, Betuming Home, Thinks
Dawes Body Will Turn Ovit
Something Beneficial.
By the Associsted Press.
NEW YORK, April 3. —Gen. John J.
Pershing, arriving today on the
George Washington after several
months abroad, declared he found
"things looking very much better in
Europe than they did when I was
there last.”
“I think the Dawes commission will
turn out something that will be very
constructive and very beneficial to the
situation,” he said.
• ♦'
American Version
Os Old Testament
Now Authorized
j By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, April 3.—An American :
translation of the Oid Testament j
under the editorship of Dr. J. M. |
Powis Smith, professor of Old Tes- |
lament language and literature in •
the University of Chicago, has |
been authorized by the university j
1 trustees, it was announced today. |
j Completion of that work would t
I provide a full American transla- i
j tion of the Bible under the leader- j
I ship of University of Chicago pro-
I lessors.
) Dr. J. E. Goodspeed’s American j
1 translation of the New Testament i
I was brought out last year.
1.200 ARE RESCUED
FROM BURNING SKIP
", *
Moslems on Way to Mecca

Among Refugees From
. British Vessel.
i ■ I
i By the Associated Press.
I PORT SUDAN. Egypt, April 3.—j
j The 1.200 passengers of the British
I steamship Fraugestan, abandoned on :
j fire in the Red sea yesterday, reached j
I here safely today on the steamer Clan j
I Maclvor, to which they were trans
j ferred when it was seen that the
Frangestan was doomed to destruc
tion.
The fire in the cotton cargo of the
• Frangestan was discovered at 3
o’clock Wednesday morning when the
! vessel, among whose passengers were
1 more than 1,000 Moslem pilgrims en
j route to Mecca, was 200 miles south
I of Port Sudan, steaming for Jeddah,
j the seaport of Mecca. The weather
being calm, the skipper set the course
of the burning steamer toward the
nearest good harbor, which happened
to be Port Sudan.
By 11 o'clock in the morning it
was seen that the fire was a serious I
one. the flames spreading to the j
pilgrims’ baggage and threatening to 1
destroy the wooden decks. The cap- j
tain during the forenoon had gotten 1
Into wireless communication with !
several vessels, and at 1 p.m. he |
asked the nearest of these, the Clan J
Maclver. to close in and take off the I
passengers.
Voyagers Qairkly Removed.
■ The Clan Maclver made haste to
1 comply and the task of transferring
the passengers was completed at 6
p.m.
The captain of the Frangestan
asked the Clan Maclver to proceed
to Port Sudan with the pilgrims, say
ing he would remain on board the
Frangestan and endeavor to make
port with her, hut shortly afterward
the forward end of the steamer was
found to be blazing like a furnace,
all hope of extinguishing the fire was
abandoned and the captain ordered
the crew to abandon the ship. The
commander himself remained on
board until 9 o’clock. When he left
the Frangestan was sinking rapidly.
Although the Frangestan had such
a well filled passenger list and met
her fate with comparative sudden
ness. not a life was lost nor was any
one seriously injured.
VIA WILSON CHANGED
TO FASCISTI’S NAME
Uenoa Dedicated Street to Former
President on Visit After
World War.
i
By the Associsted Free*.
GENOA, Italy, April 3.—The name
of former President Wilson was last
night removed from the Via Wilson,
named for him when he visited Ge
noa after the world war, and that of
Nicolai Bonservlzi, founder of the
fascist! section in Paris, was erected
in Its stead, surrounded by a laurel
wreath.
Nicolai Bonservlzi, who established
the fascist! section In Paris, was
shot and killed February 20, J 914, by
Ernesto Bonomini, a young anarchist.
Premier Mussolini attended the fu
neral of Bonservlzi at Milan Anril 1
and delivered an oration over the
coffin.
iMW UNWORRIED!
I BY INDIANA TRIAL
j
; Real Ordeal Seen Coming in
Prosecution Before
Judge Anderson.
i
i
«V ROBERT T. SMALL.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., April 3.
One hundred and fifty citizens of
Indiana, sit dally in the dingy erim
j inal court room of the old-fashioned
Marion county courthouse and watch
their governor on trial. The governor,
a heavy-set man. rather florid of com
plexion and with an abundance of
hair just beginning to show its first
; streaks of gray, wears a jounty air
of confidence as he sits surrounded '
}by halt-a dozen of the ablest lawyers
j of the state.
I They say here in Indianapolis that j
j Gov. Warren T. McCray is not the j
| least hit worried by the fifteen !
j county indictments which stand
| against him.
His real ordeal of fire is yet to
i come. There are two federal indict- j
| ments against him and he has been j
j ordered up for trial on April 21 be- j
j tore the famous Judge Albert B. An- |
I derson, known out here as “A. B.” j
Judge Anderson’s name is enough to
! make the average offender quake,
j The swiftness and sureness with
I which he directs a trial, the strict
J discipline he imposes upon the at
tornevs appearing before him and
the severity of his sentences have
made him known the country over.
Made to Stand In Line.
Judge Anderson a day or two ago i
haled Gov; McCray before him, to
plead to one of the indictments. He
made the governor stand in line with |
all the other alleged offenders j
against the law —the bootleggers, the j
’’dope” peddlers. The judge said he
saw no reason for treating the gov
ernor in a manner different from any
one else under indictment. Indianap
olis sees in that incident a foretaste
of the severity with which the Mc-
Cray cases will be handled.
The trial in progress today is rath
i era leisurely affair, conducted with j
Ino great formality. The courtroom !
is small and dark, electric lights be
ing required on the brightest days.
! Seats are provided for only about 100
! persons. There generally is a fringe
i of spectators in the rear.
| One reason for the small attendance
j is the fact that the testimony largely
( is technical and turns for the most
part upon the question as to whether
or not $50,000 turned over to the gov
ernor by the board of agriculture was
intended as a personal loan to Mr. '
McCray or was intended for deposit
in the bank at Kentland, Ind., of
which he was president.
COL. LOGAN MAY HEAD
BALTIMORE HOSPITAL
Special Dispatch to The Star.
BALTIMORE, April 3.—C01. Rufus I
E. Logan, a retired Army officer of
Washington, it is believed, will be
elected superintendent of Bay-view
Hospital by the board of supervisors !
of city- charities tomorrow, to take I
the place of Dr. Herbert C. Woolley,
assistant at St. Elizabeth's Hospital,
Washington, who declined the ap
pointment last night.
Dr. Woolley declined to accept the
place after criticism of a member 6f
the board, who declared that none of
those on the eligible list had the
requisite business and administrative
experience for the job.
Col. Logan stands second on the
eligible list, with a rating of 87.5, be
ing topped only by Dr. Woolley.
SITKA BY SATURDAY,
GLOBE FLYERS’ GOAL
By the Associated Press.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 3.—Sitka,
Alaska, by Saturday afternoon is the
goal of four United States Army avi
ators who are prepared to leave here
at dawn tomorrow on the next lap
of the “round-the-world” voyage.
The tentative schedule, rearranged
by Maj. Frederick L. Martin, squadron
commander, calls for arrival at Prince
Rupert, B. C., 650 miles from here
tomorrow night. The flyers plan to
ascend again early Saturday and clip
off the 300-mile stretch to Sitka, be
fore dusk.
35 Laborers Race
River to Safety
As Tunnel Breaks
By the Aseoeigted Press.
NEW YORK, April 3.—Thirty
five laborers in the vehicular tun
nel which is being constructed un
■ der the Hudson river between New
York and New Jersey narrowly
escaped death today when a quan
tity of rock In the roof of the tun
nel was loosened by the pressure
of compressed air, allowing one
section of the excavation to be
filled with water.
Racing before the flood the men
found safety behind an emergency
door. The men were working with
in two feet of the river bed.
The blast of air caused thirty
foot geyser to spout in the river,
spinning a small river craft like a
top and hurling the crew of a
nearby cement barge from their feet.
! RACING STARTED
ON BOWIE TRACK
“Going Fairly Good After
TwoDay Delay Due to
Snow on Course.
i Spec!*! Dispatch Star,
j BOWIE RACE TRACK, Md.. April 3. |
I —Bowie opened the Maryland racing j
j season this afternoon after two at
i tempts had been made futile by the
I presence of snow on the track. When i
| seasonable weather returned it re
i turned with positiveness. The sun |
' shone brightly on Prince Georges j
Park and a large crowd turned out j
! for the occasion.
Due to the ministrations of Rich- ■
I ard Pending, the track superinten- ‘
! dent, the course was not as bad for |
the opening as it figured to be. In
the front stretch the fooling was ■
’ firm underneath a muddy cushion. !
j In the rear straight away the going |
was deeper, but as a whole it re- j
! sponded well to Sir Richard's treat- :
i ment. The best line obtained upon i
j it in the morning was through the )
I work of Dunlin, which turned six ;
I furlongs in I.2o—not so bad.
In order to give horsemen an op- I
portunity of staying in the races j
until they were convinced beyond all 1
doubt that the track could not dry i
sufficiently to suit them, the scratch j
limit was postponed until 1 o'clock. 1
Usually scratches close at 8:30 i
o'clock.
BOWIE ENTRIES
ns ST RACE—Claiming; purse, $1,200; 1
maiden two-year-olds; four furlongs,
I tSombre 113 ‘Kumonin 107
! Grey Rock 112 ‘Millie G KM;
I Lena Wood 109 Also eligible—
('Bill Winfrey .... 114 Damar 109
| Polly May 109 ‘Helen Condon ... 104
| ‘Tarmyce C 104 ‘Sun Mars 104
1 Aunt Aggie 109 Noble Ladv 109
! rCrinkle 109 t*Foyle 104
I ‘Rock Omar 104 t‘Dusky 8e11e.... 108
j Kitty French, ... 109
| tJ. S. Corden entry. r R. T." Wilson, jr.. en- 1
try.
SECOND RACE—Claiming: purse, $1,200:
maiden three-year-olds and up; six and a half ■
furlongs.
j Watch Charme .. 114 Lord Karnes 100
’’Barberry 101 ‘Gladys V ~ 90
Trapstick 100 Also eligible—
I St. Gerard 100 Conceal 105
‘Warning 90 ‘Antiquity 90
I ‘Redbrand 110 ‘Poedie 98
I Shine On .101 ‘U. S. Steel 95
j Henry J 100 Belle of Plvm’th 105
) Balsam Lake .... 95 ‘Polly Lelgflton.. 90
Protocol 108 Dancing Fool 112
! Conscript 100
j THIRD RACE—Claiming; purse, $1,200;
j four-year-olds and up; seven furlongs.
i Spngs 110 ‘Dream of Valley 101 i
; Far East 106 ‘Capt, Costigan . 99
| ‘Tricks 101 Also eligible—
j ‘Peace Pal 101 ‘Poppye 110
I ‘Huckleberry Finn 99 ‘Majority 11l
| Bright Lights ... 110 »St. Donard 113
Mumbo Jumbo .... 106 Coral Reef 120
I ‘Rehab 101 ‘Rupee 109
I Thessally 99 ‘Simplicity 105
; ‘Heavy Artillery.. 107 Sling 106
| Antilles 101
| FOURTH RACE—Purse. $1,500: the Lexing
j ton, for four-year-olds and up; seven furlongs.
Seggarth Arson .. 108 Despair 102
Excuse Me 104 Thimble 106
Tender Seth 98 Eager 98
Setting Sun 108
FIFTH RACE—Claiming; purse. $1,200;
three-year-olds and up; mile and seventy
yards.
Lord Wrack 116 ‘Scarecrow 11l
| Gen. Cadoma ... 110 North Wales .... 110
Today 108 The Peruvian .... 106
; ‘High Gear 105 Ducks and Drakes 101 j
•Anniversary .... 101 Little Ammie .. 100
I Normal 116 Also eligible—
Ashland 110 Warren Lynch .. 95
Del. Whallen .... 106 ‘Royal Crown ... 105 :
•Hickory 105 ‘Greybard 96 I
Widow Bedotte .. 101 ‘Waukeag 105 !
SIXTH RACE—Claiming; purse. 51.20; I
four-year-olds and up; mile and a sixteenth.
j Bowsprit 108 +‘Mystic 97
; Miiar 105 St. Germain 105
j ‘May Roberts ... 102 Buckwheat 102
•Geo. Washington 100 ‘Zouave 100
•Duke John 100 ‘Serbian 100 j
•Attorney Muir.. 107 *Toodles 92 ;
I Mom 103 Also eligible—
| Black Friday .... 102 fNight Raider ... 97
I ‘Dr. Rae 100
tG. W. Foreman and G. W. Campbell entry.
SEVENTH RACE—Claiming; purse, $1,200: |
three-year-olds; mile and seventy yards.
fferbertus 103 ‘Kilbowio 98
j ieth's Flower ... 99 ‘Times Up 100
i ‘Goldmark 92 Wood Lady 98
| ’Anne 103
•Apprentice allowance claimed.
I Weather clear. Track sloppy.
GERiN ROYALISM
BLAMED ON ALLIES
By the Associated Press.
BERLIN, April 3.—lmpatience over i
the German government's failure to i
obtain the release of the 1,500 “pas- i
sive resistants” sentenced by the i
Franoo-Belgian military courts dur- i
ing the occupation of the Ruhr and
the Rhineland was freely voiced by
Chancellor Marx in an Interview to
day.
Incidentally, he pointed to what he
considered the obvious relation be
tween the resentment felt through
out Germany over what its citizens
view as a needless affront to the na
tion’s sense of justice and the revival
of pronounced nationalistic senti
ment in the reich.
Unrest Laid to Allien.
“If the outside world believes lt-*i
self entitled to view critically the
ascendancy of nationalistic or semi
imperialistic currents in Germany,”
said the chancellor, “we submit that
it is wholly inconceivable that these
sentiments can be checked or direct
ed into legitimate channels so long
as the German people are denied
“From Press to Home.
IP ithin the Hour ■”
The Star’s carrier system covers
every city block and the regular edi
tion is delivered to Washingtoahomes
as fast as the papers are printed.
Yesterday’s Circulation, 102,146
'POWERS 10 ACCEPT
EXPERT REPORT AS
NEGOTIATING BASIS
Both French and British Will
ing to Open Exchanges on
Committee’s Data.
MAY SETTLE DISPUTES
ON DEBTS OF GERMANY
37,000-Word Document Probably
Will Be Made Public in
Three or Four Days.
BV PAUL Sf'-OTT MOWHEH.
; By Cable to The Star and Chicago Daily ,New»
Copyright. 1924.
PARIS, April 3.—lt is practically
i certain now that both Great Britain
i and France intend to accept the ex
| perts’ report as the basis of negolia
{ tions.
Prime Minister MacDonald has al-
I most said as much and it is a well
| known fact that Premier Poincare's
! new cabinet was constructed wholly
I with a view to the forthcoming diplo
! malic encounter.
Naturally, the experts’ report, of
■ itself, cannot solve the reparations
question, for it deals merely with one
| phase of this question, namely, the
German debt. The phase of French
j security and the phase of allied war
; debts remain obscure, yet practically
’ all European statesmen consider the
j three phases inseparable and believe
i nothing like a final settlement can
i be reached which does not include
1 all three.
| Waits Word from Britain.
j Nevertheless, it is felt that the ex
j Perts’ report will greatly facilitate
; negotiations regarding the German
• debt. In the question of war debts,
j France will await with interest an
! expression of Great Britain's inten
| tions, France recognizes its debt to
! tHe United States and Intends ulti
i rnately to attempt a funding opera-
I tion. but desires first to know what
! Britain proposes concerning the
j French debt to Britain,
j In the question of French security,
j negotiations already have begun be.
i tween Paris and London. It seem
■ probable that the idea of a guarantee
1 pact will be dropped and a solution
| sought in co-operation with the
j league of nations, not only for mutual
1 guarantees, but lor surveillance of
! German disarmament and permanen:
j neutralization of the Rhineland un
i der the treaty of Versailles.
May Be Ready Saturday. /
The experts’ report when finished.
;that is to say, probably Saturday or
'Monday, will be handed by the ex
| perts to the reparations commission ,
jin a formal sitting of the latter bode
land Gen. Dawes will read his covering
1 letter.
! Immediately afterward will be re
leased to the press the entire 37,0«'i
iwords of the report, perhaps simul
'taneously in Paris, Berlin, London.
; Rome and Brussels, although it is al
leged that the refusal of the Stau
i Department to handle the report for
‘the American press complicates thi
' arrangement.
; The reparations commission, it is
; presumed, will then refer the repon
(toXhe interested governments, which
imay either begin general negotiations
| immediately or may delay by first re
, ferring back to the reparations com
| mission for an advisory opinion.
It is believed that both M. Poincare
and Air. MacDonald intend to negoti
ate in person, for which purpose the
latter doubtless sooner or later will
icome to I’aris.
ONE REPORT READY.
Both Documents of Experts May
Be Released Sunday.
By the Associated Press.
PARIS, April 3.—“By Sunday, if
possible,” is the latest forecast by
the secretariat of the reparation com
mission on the date for presentation
of the expert committees’ reports,
i The committee headed by Reginald
\ McKenna completed the final draft
j of its report this forenoon, and sent
jit to the printers. Its members are
; steadfastly refusing to confirm or
i deny random guesses concerning the
figures as to the total exports of
| capital from Germany given in the
document.
| The second committee now is mark
ing time, engaging mainly in sight
i seeing while awaiting completion of
I the report of the first committee.
; headed by Brig. Gen. Charles G.
! Dawes.
The drafting committee of the
■ Dawes committee is sitting all day to-
I day in an endeavor to straighten out
| the remaining wrinkles in the report.
Difficulties over the wording of cer-
I tain portions now seem to be provid
j ing the major obstacles. It is expect -
I ed that at least one more entire day’s
: work will be necessary to make both
j the French and English texts under
i standable and correctly expressed.
Owen D. Young, in spite of his
night session of the drafting commit
tee, sat with the committee again tu
| day, although his health is far from
| good.
____________________________
I even such an elementary act of just
! ice and humanity as the release of
i these political prisoners.”
Os the 1,500 German nationals still
j detained by the occupying powers.
I 46 are confined in jails or peniten-
I tiaries in France and Belgium. Their
1 position, the chancellor declared, was
! one of privation and suffering as they
| were almost inaccessible to the min-
I istrations of the German Red Cross
j and other charitable agencies. Among
i the deported persons being held, ac
| cording to an official statement, were
| hundreds of municipal government
; official workers of all ranks who were
wholly innocent of Intended or ac
tive sabotage, but who were merely
seized as hostages.
New Arrests Charged.
“Not only have the responsible
French authorities refused amnesty
to German citizens who were con
victed before passive resistance was
called off.” continued the chancellor,
“but they now are continually ar
resting our nationals for acts of a
purely political nature which date
back to that period.”
Dr. Marx expressed himself as dis-
I inclined to believe the reports that
the French government purposes
making the liberation of the incar
cerated German contingent on the
outcome of the reparation parleys
or the use of their plight for the pur
pose of bringing pressure to bear on
the German government in connection
with the final solution of the repara
tion problem.
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