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FAVORITES VICTORS IN GOLF MATCHES Tom Moore’s Victory Orer Miller Stevinson Only Upset at Washington Club. DUNPHY DEFEATS HUFTY Brooke of Potomac Park Eliminates Agnew. Favorites won, with but on* exception, in the first match play round of the "Washington Golf .and Country Club spring golf tournament today. Tom Moore of this Indian Spring Club de feated Miller B. Stevlrmon of Columbia, who was generally figured to win in the one upset of the first round. C. J. Dunphy of Columbia, who won the medal yesterday, defeated Page Hufty of Potomac Park by 4 and 8, and Rol and R. McKenzie, Columbia’s young -tar, defeated J. Holt Wnght of Wash ington, 4 and 3. Other first flight results follow; E. W. Freeman, Washington, defeat ed J. E. Collins. Potomac Park, 2 and 1; E. P. Brooks, Potomac Park, de feated H. A grew, Potomac Park, 1 up; James C. Davis, jr., Columbia, de feated A. M. Porter, Columbia, 5 and 8; W. R- McCallum, Washington, de feated Harry Krauss. Bannockburn, 7 and 6. The only match in the second flight completed at noon was that in which A. D. V. Burr of Indian Spring de feated T. J. Rice of Washington, 7 and 6. Fourth flight results follow; S. V. Bain, Washington, defeated H. A. Dnn, Washington, 1 up in nineteen holes; I>. R. Buchanan, Potomac Park defeated W. A. Hughes, Kirkside, 6 and 5; A. B. Gait, Washington, de feated li, S. d'Kspani, Washington, 6 and 4; R. E. Ckrlson. Washington, defeated O. D. Kirkpatrick, Washing ton. 3 and 2; E. M- Posey. Potomao Park, defeated C. BL Munzer, Wash ington, 1 and 3; Arthur C. Moses, Co lumbia. defeated John C. Walker. Co lumbia, 5 and 4. DUNPHY IS MEDALIST IN QUALIFYING ROUND; TURNS IN CARD OF 78 Chris J. Dunphy of Columbia, the District amateur champion of 1922, added another medal to his collec tion yesterday, winning the qualify ing round of the tournament with a card of 78. one stroke under the mark made by Roland MacKenzle, the youthful Columbia star, with whom Dunphy played. W. R. McCallum of the home club was in third place with a card of 80, while James E. Davis, Jr.. of Columbia, the Columbia Junior title holder, tied with Albert R. MacKenzie for fourth place with SI. and coming in late, prevented a play-off for last place in the first flight, where seven players had been tied for last place at 88. Dunphy and the Junior MacKenzie, playing together, had a great battle for the medal. Dunphy. playing his first round over the course, was wild oft the tee. but managed to get his putts down and rounded the turn with a 36 to 39 for the young Co lumbia player. MacKenzie, however, picked up four strokes on Dunphy by the time they had played the thirteenth hole, with Dunphy out of bounds at the tenth and trapped at the short eleventh. When Dunphy put his second shot in the ditch at the fifteenth and took a seven the stage appeared set for a winning ef fort on the part of MacKenzie. He dropped a stroke at the sixteenth, however, and this proved the decid ing point of the match, for Dunphy beat him by one shot. McCallum. although he started 4,6, G, was out In 41 and finished with four ss, when he had four 4s for a 76. Woodward la Second. Donald Woodward, winner, of the tournament two years ago, qualified in the second flight, as did such fine players as George P. Lynde, a star of the Washington Club; R. A. Loftus of Chevy Chase and C. B. Hatch of Columbia. Charles H. Agnew, the East Potomac Park crack, shot an *2 In the morning and let yes terday's field until Dunphy brought In a 78. Competitors In the tourna ment will be the guests of the Wash ington Club at a golfer’s dinner to bight. Gen. Pershing will present the prizes to the winners late tomor row afternoon. Pairings for today follow: . First flight—E. W. Freeman, Wash- Ington, vs. J. E. Collins. Potomac; E. P. Brooae, Potomac, vs. C. H. Ag new. Jr., Potomac; Tom Moore. Indian Spring, vs. M. B. Stevinson, Columbia; E- MacKenxie, Columbia, vs. J. T. McClenahan, Washington; C. J. Dun phy vs. Pago Hufty, Potomac; J. E. Davis. Jr., Columbia, vs. A. M. Porter, Columbia; J. H. Wright. Washington, vs. Roland R. MacKenzie, Columbia; W. Ti. McCallum. Washington, vs. Harry Krauss. Bannockburn. Second flight —H. D. Nicholson. Washington, vs. C. B. Hatch, Colum bia; T. J. Rico. Washington, vs. A. D. V. Burr, Columbia; G. P. Lynde. Wash ington. vs. H. H. Slum, Columbia; O. C. Murray, Washington, vs. E.- I* Bono. Bannockburn; G. T. Howard Washington, va. O. P. Orme. Colum bia; CL E. Truett. Washington, vs. C. B. Asher, Columbia: O. J. Do Moll. Columbia, vs. C. A. Pendleton, unat tached; Donald Woodward, Colum bia, vs. H. A. Loftus, Chevy Chase. Third Flight Parings, Third flight—K. S. McHugh, Wash ington, vs. J. A. White, jr, Bannock burn! J* T. Harris. Bannockburn, va F. a Appleman, Columbia: R. T. Har rell, Argyle, vs. K. P. Kellerman. Jr. Colißnbla; P. W. Calfee, Washington, vs. W. E. Richardson, Manor; W. G Brantley. Jr„ Chevy Chase, vs. Hugh MaeKentle, Columbia; C. H. Doing. Jr, Washington, va. William Ontjes, Washington; A- F. Williams, unat tached. va. P. T. Anderson, Indian Spring; John B. Wise, Potomac, vs. W. M. Kennedy, Columbia. Fourth flight—S. B. Bain, Wash ington, vs. H. A. Linn, Washington; w. j. Hughes, Kirkwood, vs. r. L. Buchanan, Washington; R. A. d’Es pard. Washington, vs. A. B. Galt, Washington; C. M. Wlnblgler. Po tomac, vs. J. A. Talbott, Washington; C. E. Ransom, Washington, vs. E. E. Harrison, unattached; G. D. Kirk patrick. Washington, vs. R. B. Carl son, Washington; E. M. Posey, Po tomac, vs. C. B. Manger, Washington; John C. Walker, Columbia, vs. A. C. Moses, Columbia. Fifth flight—Do Vcre Burr, Colum bia. vs. Edgar Markham. Indian Spring; Lynn Haines, Bannockburn, vs. C. H. Baker, Washington; P. S. Black, Washington, vs. Clarence Hall, Chevy Chase; W. E. Carey, Jr, Ban nockburn, vs. M. H. Robb, Bannock burn; F. D. Paxton, Washington, vs. Tl. B. Cummlhgs, Columbia; A. L. Christman, Columbia, vs. H. M. Bemis, Colombia; J. M. Johnston, Bannock burn. vs. M. E. Miller, Bannockburn; J. T. Barnes. Washington, vs. B. C. Grover. Washington. Sixth flight—S. H. Tracey, Wash ington. va S. L Mosby, Washington; 13. W. Cushing, Washington, vs. F. C. Claris, Indian Spring; W. A. Elliott, Washington, vs. W. L. F. King. Wash ington; L. W. McKemzn, Washington, vs. D. Barkalow, Washington; B. L Fuller. Argyle, vs. D. R. Elmore. Washington; H. W. Burr, Columbia, vs. C. G. Duganne, Washington; J. T. Hendrick, Columbia, vs. J. W. Turner, Washington; Leroy Livingston. Co lumbia, vs. A. W. Howard, Washing ton. Mellon Victory Free. HARRISBURG, Pa. May 2 —Secre tary of the Treasury Mellon neither received nor spent any money in his campaign for election as delegate at large to the Republican national con vention, according to his expense ac count filed with the state election bu rsas today. ■ SAULSBURY DENIES CLAIM OF WEEKS IN RECORD Points Out in Letter That He Was Not Interested in Britton & Gray Firm. Former Senator Willard Saulsbury today pointed out In letters to Sena tor Thomas F. Bayard and Secretary Weeks of the War Department that he has never been personally or pe cuniarily interested In any case which the firm of Britton * Gray had or has before any department of the government. Mr. Saulsbury’s letters are in reply to a statement In the Congressional Record for April 28 concerning a re port of the Secretary of War in which Mr. Saulsbury’s name appeared as one of the former United States senators who appeared as attorney In connec tion with claims before the War De partment. Mr. Saulsbury stated that In De cember, 1920, he became associated with the firm of Britton & Gray, "but not as a partner, simply having my Washington office in their suite.” He continued, in his letter to Senator Hnyard, by stating that "their prac tice is very large before the genera! land office, and with that office I have never had the slightest connection, nor have I any knowledge of that branch of the law which would Jus? tlfy me in attempting to practice In that office." The law firm of Britton & Gray has written letters to Secretary Weeks and to the Secretary of the Interior, in the former of which the Arm states that "ex-Senator Saulsbury has never been and Is not a member of the firm of Britton & Gray.” REDUCEDPHONE RATE FOR DISTRICT DENIED Reasons Advanced By Citizens' Federation Untenable, Utilities Body Holds. TAKOMA PARK PLEA FAILS ‘ Commission Not to Act on Gas Rate Redaction. The Public Utilities Commission yesterday afternoon turned down the petition of the Federation of Citizens’ Associations for a reduction in tele phone rates. The commission acted on a report from Us counsel, Francis H. Stevens, in which he held that the reasons for a cut in rates advanced by the federation were "clearly un tenable.” Tho federation sought to. have the | American Telephone and Telegraph ! Company made a party to the case, attacked the amount set up by the local company for depreciation and 1 questioned the amount paid to the American Telephone and Telegraph- Company by the local company for services rendered by the parent com pany. Luck of Jurisdiction. Mr. Stephens held that the com mission has no Jurisdiction over the A. T. and T. He pointed out that the law requires the setting up of a depreciation reserve and further declared that the court* have sus tained the right of telephone compa nies to Pay the A. T. and T. a per centage of their receipts for services rendered by the American company. The commission also decided not to take action on the plea of resi dents of Takoma Park, Md., for a re duction in gas rates. The gas used in that part of Takoma Park Is bought by a Maryland company from the Washington Gas Light Company at a wholesale rate fixed by the local commission. SENATE PROCEEDINGS MAY BE BROADCAST Investigation of Plan to Install Equipment Ordered—House to Be Overlooked. The appointment of a commission of radio experts to investigate and report upon the feasibility of broad casting the proceedings of the Senate throughout the country la provided for in a resolution adopted by the Senate today. The resolution, which was intro duced by Senator Howell of Nebraska, requests the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy to co-oper ate in the appointment of a Joint commission of radio experts from the War and Navy Department*. This commission would report to the Senate upon the equipment neces sary to make It possible for each sen ator at his desk to hear clearly the proceedings of the Senate at all times. The commission will report sUso upon the additional equipment necessary for the broadcasting by radio of the proceedings of the Senate, utilizing the radio stations in the War and Navy department*. The commission is directed to make estimates of the cost of installation and maintenance of the broad costing devices. The resolution originally Included the House proceedings, but os report ed from the rules committee of the Senate It was amended so xs to take care of the Senate alone. TRAFFIC LAW CHANGED. D Street Made One-Way for East bound Cars. The District CommisMoners today amended the traffic regulations by making D street one way for east bound traffic from 13th to 11th streets. The Commissioners approved a rec ommendation of the traffic board that no action be taken on a proposal re cently made to the Commissioners by J. Rowland Bibblns to utilize part of the sidewalk space for vehicle park ing. The traffic board stated that 1» rec ognizes the desirability of providing more roadway space and better park ing fkoUltlos, particularly in the con gested sections, but does not believe adoption of the proposed plan would be advisable. RETREAT HOURS CHANGED The Carmelite Fathers, associated with Catholic University today an nounced that In compliance, with re quests of many women’s organiza tions they have changed their cus tomary three-day spiritual retreats into an intensified one-day exercise, and that the first of these will be con ducted from 7 o'clock tomorrow eve ning until 7 o’clock Monday morning. The first service will begin at 7:AO o’clock, and special services, with short sermons by Carmelite retreat masters, will be conducted at Various intervals throughout Sunday. The retreat will end at the close of the mass Monday morning, allowing time to get to homes or places of business at an early hour. The Franciscan Sisters of Atone ment will look after the comfort of the women and girls while they are "on retreat” and will provide reading matter or offer spiritual advice. THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON,' P. C„ FRIDAY, MAT 2, 1924. POLITICS SPOTLIGHT ; TURNS ON DEMOCRATS 1 ■ 1 -■ c Speculation Switches With Certain ty of Nomination of Cooiidge. McADOO STRENGTH PUZZLES Sadden Site of Smith Also Closely Watched. BY DAVID LAW REN CK, The certainty that President Cool idge will be nominated on the Re publican ticket has turned political discussion here almost entirely to ths Democratic race, Interest in which in the last few days has become In tensified through the activities of those favoring Oov. A1 Smith of New York. The speech of Senator Willis, Re publican. of Ohio, chaienging the Democrats to nominate McAdoo and warning them that the campaign would turn on the fact that McAdoo was Doheny’s lawyer has furnished a surprise. Hitherto the Republicans have sfdmod to want MoAdoo nom inated because they though he was easiest to defeat. They did not interrogate l.im ex tensively when he was before a Sen ate investigating committee, as they hoped to do more interrogating If he were the nominee. McAdoo Strength Panin. The growing strength of McAdoo in several states has been puzzling to the professional politicians of both parties, who have assumed that he *ns already eliminated because he served as a corporation lawyer and received large fees. But nobody here is assuming that the Democratic nomination Is assured to any candidate and the talk from New York state about Gov. A1 Smith has really stirred up more comment here in the last few davs than any thing else. The Smith boom is frankly regarded as a serious one and no two people engaged actively In politics here seem to be agreed about the direction the boom will take. Several Republicans are secretly hop ing the Democrats will not name A1 Smith, because they appreciate what a complicated campaign would ensue. I’arty lines, might be broken by religious ties. A bitter struggle would be bound to ensue with respect to the wet-and drv issue. The friends of President Cooi idge hope neither the religious nor the prohibition issue will be raised. Both are hard to meet. For example, in fighting a candidate like Gov. Smith his op ponent* would have to lean backward In proclaiming their lack of. religious prejudice. Even Inside the Democratic party that phase of the contest Is causing embarrassment today. Democrats who favor A1 Smith are saying they think the only real opposition is coming from those who object to the fact that AI Smith is a Catholic. They do not regard the argument that he is a “wet" as being the sole reason for opposition. Influenced as they are by ah admiration for the New York, governor and his vote getting strength In the east, they will not accept arguments about religion or prohibition with much grace. Whatever the outcome, there is bound to be a certain amount of disaffection, ail of which is not displeasing to the Republicans. ’ Open Fight Desired. Until recently the possibility of ■nominating Al Smith was dismissed as absurd. In tho last few days the readine.zs of prominent Protestants and anti-Tammany men like Frank lin ty. Roosevelt to take~up”The cud gels for the New York governor has made politicians realize they w}U have on their hand* at the Demo cratic convention two big issues— religion and prohibition. In any other year a fight on religious pre- Judloea would be frankly regarded by men of all Xglth aa unfortunate but the persons who have been the subject of criticism by such organi sations as the Ku Klux Klan are aching for an opportunity to strike back at their opponents and they would like nothing better than an open fight. Some of the anti-Smith men who are sympathetic with the effort of Democrats to put through a platform plank denouncing the Ku Klux Klan think the most effective way to fight that organization is not with a Cath olic, but with a Protestant. The fight that Senator Underwood of Alabama is making against the Klan Is pointed to as much more convincing and effec tive strategy and one more likely to win wide support than a straight fight between men of the particular creeds denounced by the Ku Klux Klan. The nomination of Al Smith may not come to pass, for various reasons apart from his religion, but his sup porter* will probably not be content until they have committed the Demo cratic national convention and its candidate to an absolute repudiation of the Ku Klux Klan. 'At the mo ment the Republicans, with few ex ceptions, are Inclined to omit refer ence to UJn.tbe party platform. (Copyright, 1924.) POSTER CAMPAIGN TO SAVE DOGWOOD Further Publicity Agaiait Destruc tion of Trees is Bringing 1 Results. With dogwood in full bloom, the campaign la savo-it from destruction also blossomed today in fuller action with appearance in the- ochools and on street cars of , the city e»f; signs ap pealing to the public./ Boy and Girl Scouts were planning to spread still further the message. Public- sentiment gradually is mounting against any, use at all of dogwood for decorations. It is report ed by members of the. campaign com mittee who are enthusiastic-over the reception being accorded the move ment. _ < ‘ . Girl Scouts throughout the city this afternoon and Boy Scouts tonight will receive their supplies of posters and cards, which will be distributed not only throughout the city, but In the surrounding countryside' as well. The posters will be . attached, to fences and trees‘where dogwood* Is’blooming to bring directly to the attention of the would-be desecrator of the trees the message of«Z!onservatlon. Early next when the blooms become purest white, th» committee plans to organise an expedition into the country to photograph in moving picture form a graphic appeal which will be flashed on the * screens of many of Washington's motion picture theaters shortly thereafter. The expedition will be headed by P. L Kicker of the Wild Flower Preservation Society, and probably will Include members of the commit tee of the National Capital of the Garden Club of America. Teacher* In many of the public schools yesterday addressed their pu pils in the Interest of preserving the dogwood, urging also that the pupils take home to their parents the mes sage. In England, during the reign of Henry VII, it was illegal to sell a woman a hat for more than ? shill ings. WHERE MAJ. MARTIN WAS LOST sO rTH OCEA-N IC 1 oaHStrcM Narjop, The l*M arrow at the hett«m of the out MJnlc* the rente taken hr Maj. Martin from dtigaih te Dutch Harbor. Ship* are eowhlag water* along the taut and aearehlag partita are gaiag Inland atefclag the eaaa aiaader as tha expedition. COLLEGE FOR WOMEN TO BE ERECTED HERE Flans Are Now Being: Made by the United Lntheran Church. FIRST UNIT TO COST $1,000,000 Site to Be Selected Tuesday by the Trustees. The establishment In Washington of, a standard college for women of the United Lutheran Church In America, the first unit of which Is expected to cost 31,000.009, is being planned. ; * For this purpose the United Lutheran Church, which has head quarters in New York city, has elect ed a board of trustees, which is work ing "With the board of education of the church. The latter body holds its semi-annual meeting here next Tues day in the Luther Place Memorial Church. At that time Rev. Dr. George M. Diffenderfer, the pastor and asso ciated with the Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce, will entertain the committee of the trustees, who are to select a site. This committee will be taken to see a number of sites which are available for the college, and next Thursday the entire board will meet in Phila delphia, when Dr. Diffenderfer hopes the location of the college in Wash ington will be decided upon. It is stated it is hoped to open the college next fall in temporary quar ters. until the buildings are com pleted for the future housing of the institution. The educational work of the Lutheran Church in America has a number of coeducational institutions, according to Dr. Diffenderfer. but are now planning to establish this dis tinctive standard college for women. METHODISTS WANT U. S. IN WORLD COURT Resolution Protests Delay in Tak ing Up Proposal by Senate Foreign Relations Committee. By the Associated Press. SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 2.—-The Methodist Episcopal General Confer ence voted today in favor of the X’nited States joining the world court for the settlement of international disputes. The resolution was pre sented by Henry Wade Rogers of New York, judge of the United States circuit court, and was adopted with out a dissenting vote. The resolution read as follows: "Resolved, by the General Confer ence' of the Methodist Episcopal Church, representing 4.500,000 mem bers, that we favor the proposal made by President Harding in his message of February 24, 1923, and which has been enforced by President Cooiidge and Secretary of State Hughes, that tho government of the United States should Join with other nations trf the world in tho maintenance of and par ticipation in tho Permanent Court of International Justice. Pretest Committee Delay, "We favor the determination of in ternational controversies not by force of arms, but by the impartial investl gallon of facts and the application of them to the rules of International law by a world court. "Resolved, That we protest against the delay by the foreign relations committee of the Senate, which has had this proposal before it without action for over a year, and we re spectively ask for immediate and fa vorable action by that committee and by the Senate of the United States.' "Resolved, That this action bo at once communicated by the presiding bishop and the secretary of this gen eral conference to the President of the United States and to the chairman of the foregn relations committee of the Senate, Henry Cabot Lodge.” Speak* for Vtrffs Birth. The Christian church la in one ot the most crucial periods of its his tory, and the Methodist Church should therefore reaffirm Its faith in the fundamental doctrines of the virgin birth and the deity of Christ, Rev. Harold P. Sloane.of the New Jersey delegation told the members of the conference. His resolution was re ferred to the committee on the state of the church, his speech on the reso lution having called forth pronounced applause. It was announced that the commit tee of five which will report to Con gress the conference’s stand in favor of the prohibition law and the Vol stead enforcement act had been ap proved. Bishops Nicholson of Chicago PLEASE yA LEAVE THE 'flpS&OY HOUSE MAY ACCEPT BONUS REPORTTODAY Conferees' Agreements. Already Adopted by Senate, Up for Consideration. COOLIDGE SILENT ON BILL Vote for Measure Indicates Veto Would Be Unavailing. The soldier bonus bill was before the House today for final approval, with some minor changes made by the Senate and agreed to' by House conferees to be ratified. Almost With out discussion yesterday the Senate ratified the report of its conferees and, with similar action by the House and the completion of tome admin istrative details, the measure will he ready for dispatch to the White House, probably tomorrow or Mon day. President Cooiidge in his message to Congress declared opposition to a bonus. Although his attitude on this particular bill has not been made known, advocates of the measure in both the House and Senate Insist it can be passed over a veto by the necessary tvro-thlrds majority. The bill was approved by the House by a vote o( 355 to 54 and by the Senate, 67 to 17 The hill provide* for cash payments to veterans not entitled to-more than 850 In adjusted service compensation and twenty-year endowment insurance policies to others. The bill passed last session and vetoed by President Hard ing had the same cash provision, but instead of the insurance policies It would have given options of deferred payment certificates, vocational train ing or farm home aid. CATHOLICSSUPPORT WORLD PEACE PLANS Welfare Conference Urges America to Take Leading Fart in Anti-War Parleys. Declarlng-that America had "played an effective and even leading part In [the work of enduring peace," the Catholic hierarchy of the United States in a statement drawn up at the spring meeting of the Catholic Welfare Conference. 1320 Massachu setts avenue northwest, yesterday de clared "In our dealings with other nations we should refuse front the very outset to falter in Justice or give offen*e.” The statement declares that It con siders that one great source of the inspiration for continual peaxre "has been the leadership of the holy , father." In urging the study by In ; dlviduals and organizations of the pres ‘ ervatlon of peace In the world the statement says -'Wt as a nation have our own destiny. We need not un fairly discriminate against particular peoples and we should exhaust every channel of conference and discussion with other nations on any matter In dispute. basis President < ootidge. In urging that this country, take she leading place "In many fields of world activity” the statement lands the suggestion by President Cooiidge of another arm* conference as "a step toward permanent peace.” The following are tho members of the administrative committee: The Most. Rev. Edward J. Hanna. Arch bishop of San Francisco, chairman; the Most Rev. Austin Dowling, Arch bishop of St; Paul; the Right Rev. P. J. Muldoon. Bishop of Rockford; the Right Rev. Joseph Schrembs. Bishop of Cleveland; the Right Rev erand Edmund F. Gibbons. Bishop of Albany: the Right Rev. Louis S. Walsh, Bishop of Portland, and the Right Rev. Philip R McDevitt, Bishop of Harrisburg. and. Leonard ©f San Francisco are members. The conference adopted a resolution asking Congress to extend the prohi bition law to the Philippine islands, proposed by Joshua F. Cottlngham of Manila, and voted support of the Methodist Church and press In In diana In their effort to bring about prohibition there. D. C. METHODISTS NAMED. Three on Important Committees at World Conference. Special Dispatch to The Star. SPRINGFIELD, Maas.. May 2.—The Methodist world conference In ses sion today assigned Washington del egates to Important committees. Mrs. D. B. Street was appointed to com mittee* on home missions and dea conesses; J. L. Nuber to the commit tees on temporal economy and book concern, and J?r. J. R. Edwards to the committees on episcopacy and foreign missions. Dr. Clarence True Wilson received great applause In an address reply ing to Nicholas Murray Butler. 30 MORE BODIES TAKEN FROM MINE 1 A, - Btscae Workers Account for 79 of 110 Miners Entombed, Follow ing Fatal Explosion. BELIEF MEASURES PLANNED Poison Gas and Falls of Bock Block Entrance to Main Shaft. Pr the Aw«llM Prats. WHEELING, W. Va„ May 2.—Thirty bodies were found by rescue workers In north entry No. 8 of the Beawood mine of the Wheeling Steel Corpora tion last night and today, accounting for seventy-nine of the 110 miners who were entombed by an explosion last Monday morning. R. M. Lamble, chief of .the West Virginia department of mines, said the bodies would be hoisted to the surface during the afternoon- Poison gas and falls of rock and slate forced the rescuers to abandon their efforts to explore entry No. 8 byway of the main tunnel. They are trying to gain entrance to the rear section through another entry In the hope that they will find the bodies of tha thirty-one missing men. ..... . Plea Relief Ntwram. The work of relief for the widows and children of the men who were lost today was under the direction of B. A. Harlan, divisional director of disaster relief for the American Red Cross, and Mias Sara Hall, a Red Cross field representative. They ar rived from Washington last night. The Wheeling chapter of the Red Cross has appropriated 810,000 for relief, while other organisations have ap proximately 850,000 In their rpllcf funds. SENATE WILL OPPOSE CRAMTON PLAN RAISING 0. C. TAX, IS FORECAST (Continued from First Page.) appropriation bill. Debate showed that It has been the recognised prac tice of many years to pay from the District appropriations enough to bring the Engineer Commissioner’s salary up to that of the other Com missioners. Representative Cramlon argyed that the reclassification act ! also covers this point, but Repre sentative William J. Graham, pre-sid- I ing in the committee of the whole t ruled sustaining the Blanton point or ( order. i Representative Blanton Aaid he i wanted the Engineer Commissioner to . get the same salary as the other Cofn : missioners, but wanted it to be done i according to proper legislative pro | cedure. i Another Blanton point of order cut . from the bill an appropriation of i 515,000 for the employment of addl j tlonal temporary assistant building I Inspectors. Motorcycle Itns Cut. I Under an amendment offered by I Representative Hudson of Michigan and adopted by the House, the pro : vision allowing maintenance for raotor- I cycles and automobiles for certain District employes was cut from 513 and 126 monthly, respectively, to JlO and 520. respectively. By request of Chairman Davis, in charge of the bill, this wan made by unanimous consent to apply to all such Items carried in the measure. Blanton made points of order against the 85.000 Item for Installing a re frigerating plant Ih the District morgue, and also against allowance for an automobile for the coroner. He was overruled. He was successful, however, with a point of order against the provision Increasing the fee from 50 cents to 81 for issuing tax certificates. -c v items Tentatively Approved. . The' items in the bill which were tentatively approved In the commit tee of the whole yesterday include: ' For executive District offices, 8177.- 368, less undetermined amounts from the Engineer Commissioner's salary and automobile upkeep. For the assessor's office, including special assessment office and personal tax board. 8U8.T40. For the upkeep' of the District building, 892,000. For the license bureau, 817.820. F&f the purchase of Identification ! tags for horse-drawn vehicles, 817,- i 500. i For the collector's office, 888.360. For the auditor’s office, 874.800. For the corporation counsel, 830,- 740. For the office of the coroner, 816,- 160. The office of weights and measures was given 841,820. The office of the Engineer Commis sioner was given. 5244,760. PLAN NEW COURSE. Howard U. to Establish Public Speaking Academy. Howard University Is planning to open In the fall an acamedy of public speaking and dramatic art, it was announced by President J. Stanley Durkee at a ’’radio” banquet of the public speaking classes of Mrs. Anne Tillery Renshaw last night gt the University Women’s Club. ' The acad emy, according to Dr. Durkee, will be founded on the Curry piinelples, the Incorporators being Marie Moore For rest, Mrs. Renshaw, Dr. Durkee and others. - - *■ _ Senator Nprbegk of S.outh Dakota and Dr. Durkee were the guests of honor at the - banquet, which was attended by' rtorti than U 0 members of the public speaking class add a number of.. .prominent Washington women. Including. Dr. Mary O'Malley. Mrs. Harriett Hawley Lochec. Mrs. Forrest, Mis* Beatrice Bowman. Mrs. William Wolf Smith, Mrs. L. W. Hardy. Mrs. M. W. Davis and Mrs. A.. J. Driscoll. WIVES SHUNT HOME. Do Not Care.to Join Veterans in Institutions. ■" ■’ Special Dispatch to The Star. RICHMOND, Va.. May 2.—Although the last legislature enacted a meas-" ore which allows the veterans of the Soldiers’ Home to have their wives brought to that institution and to make their homes there, so far there has not been a solitary request, by any of the old men to be al lowed to bring his wife to the place. There are, perhaps, half a dosen of the old soldiers who have wives, and It is said that the majority of them sire so Well placed that they do not want to come to the home and prefer to remain Just where they are. They are allowed a email pen sion, and If they were to go to the home they would surrender this. The old ladles are with their children or other relatives and are said' to be far more comfortable than If they were forced to comply with the rules of the home. , , . DRYS NAME CHAIRMAN. H.: P. Paris to Preside at Party’s National Convention. SOUTH MANCHESTER, Conn., May 2.—Herman P. Paris of Clinton, Mo., long treasurer of the national Prohi bition committee, will be temporary chairman of the Prohibition national convention at Columbus, Ohio, June 6 and C, It was announced today by E. L. G. Hohenthat. state committeeman of the party, sad member of the general committee on arrangements. G. O. P. Chairman * Ly „ I MS*- ' ;/li. I WILLIAM M. BI'TLEB, €*•»« l»r tfc* Prnldmt u Rtpnli- Hf*» campaign Icadrr. NAMING BUTLER GIVES 6.0. P. RUNNING START Political Chiefs See Coolidge Se lection of Adams’ Successor as Wise Move. LITTLE YET TO BE DONE New Party Chairman Choice to Concentrate on Fall Campaign. Republican leaders in ■Washington ; saw today In President Coolldgc’s designation of William M. Puller of Boston as his choice for the Repub lican national chairmanship an oppor tunity to give a running start to the party's presidential campaign. Close political advisers of the Presi dent said this was the motive which actuated him in making the an nouncement last night that Mr. Butler was his choice for the chairmanship in ■ view of the indicated desire of John T. Adams of low*. the present chairman, to retire. Mr. Coolidge has indicated to many of those who have discussed politics with him in the last week that he re gards his nomination as .assured, and accordingly sees no reason why thtre i should be any delay in getting the | campaign ready for its prompt in auguration immediatly after tho con vention. See* Work >ear Bud. Mr. Butler likewise regards Mr. I Coolidge’s nomination as assured, and although he Is interested in the pri i maries yet to be held th several i states, including California, he feels j his preconvention work Is practically lat an end. It is Mr. Coolidge's expec tation that Mr. Butler, with whom he had an engagement today, will under take immediately the preparation for the presidential campaign.' The selection of Mr. Butler as na tional chairman will not actually be made until after the Cleveland con vention. The new chairman is elected by the rtew national committee, mem bers as. .which axe chosen in some states by primaries and_ in others by the convention delegation.’ The new national committee, however, in its election of a chairman, always ratifies the choice of the presidential candidate, so there is little or no. doubt that Mr. Butler will be made the chairman and the campaign director. To T.eave Work to Aide*. Mr. Butler henceforth until, the convention meets probably will leave the pre-convention campaign largely to those who have been associated with him- chief of which have been C: • Bascom Slemp, secretary to the President: James W. Good, western manager; Carmi Thompson and Prank W..- Stearns. He will devote his time to prepara tions for the contest with the Demo crats, It is th© view of many Republican leaders that the Repub lican campaign thereby should- get a start of at least two weeks .on .the Democratic campaign, .which cannot 1 bo opened until the presidential can -1 didate has been nominated and has chosen.the Democratic national chair man and-campaign director. A corps of assistants, somewhat like the ‘Ujoard of strategy” which Republican National Chairman Hays had in. lifld, is expected to be chosen by Mr. Butler. The retiring chair man, Mr. Adams, may be asked to sit on this body and to give the cam paign directorate the benefit of his experience as head of' the' national committee, since Chairman Hays re tired ih '1921. Some qt those clbse to the President have said that Mr. Coolidge would have bee’n pleased had Mfi Adams desired to remain as national chairman, but. 'as he wished to retire, Mr. Coolidge decided-he pre ferred Mr. Butler, his polit leaf associate, as the director of his campaign. , Announcement of Sir. Coolidge’s ’preference fpr the national chairman ship removed another, of the uncer tainties of the Republican campaign One of these uncertainties was re moved a. few days ago by selection of Representative Theodore .E. Burton as chairman of the con vention. Thus, only about . three things remain to be done—-selection of th? convention's permanent chair man, drafting of the platform and. nomination of a candidate for yiee President. t ... Wadsworth Looming. - - The convention will ,elect the.-, per manent chairman from among Its membership, but Indications were giv en by party leaders here today..that the choice, probably would be Sena tor Wadsworth of New York. Another matter being considered by the President and his advisers is selection of a man to place the name of Mr. Coolidge before the convention. No decision has been reached, but some of the President's advisers would not be surprised if Senator Borah of Idaho were asked to make the nominating speech. 60,000BCYS IN PARADE. Greatest Deraonstratioii of Kind in History of New York City. NEW YORK. May 2.—Sixty thou sand boys, in‘nondescript attire, some on roller skates, others on bicycles, but most of them afooL paraded down sth avenue yesterday in celebration of Boys’ week. It was the greatest boy parade in the city's history. Augmented by floats, flags, a troup of mouth organists playing “Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here,” and twen ty-flvo bands, the youthful demon stration of loyalty to city, state and nation passed the reviewing stand of Mayor Hylan and city officials. Heading the procession were Grand Marshal Col. Bym of the 9th Coast Artillery and John D. Mitchell, . jr., (ourteen-year-old boy marshal, re cently voted New York’s typical boy. STORM DEATH TOLL NOW PLACED AT 106 Reconstruction and Relief Meas ures Put Into Effect in. Seven.. Stricken States. COMMUNICATION IS RESTORED Property Loss May Exceed $lO,- 000,000 With Later Reports. KJr the Associated Pres* *- ATLANTA. Ga., May 2.—With th» number of dead definitely placed al 106, reconstruction and relief meas ures rapidly were being put into effect today in portions of seven southeast ern states, which Wr*re laid waste Tuesday and Wednesday ~by wind storms of unparalleled intensity. .'■Not until the outcome of Injuries* sustained by all the-casualties is ehr tablished will the final death toll b t known, but it was believed today that all fatalities in the stricken" area now have been' listed. In many of the devastated communication, was not restored un til latwyesterday. • - ; 4 - Injured Number SM. * The injured, of whom many prob ably will not recover, number -more than 500 from best estimates avail able, while those rendered homeless In the disaster are counted by the scores. Preliminary .estimates -of |JO,- 000,000 damage to property may be exceeded when complete reports are complied. The number of known dead was re* duced somewhat last night, when it definitely was learned that sjt deaths erroneously had been reported in South Carolina, but the mortality score was swelled again with word of additional fatalities in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. Early today the known dead was divided as follows: South Carolina, 76: Georgia, 14; Alabama, 11: North Carolina, 5; Virginia, 1; Louisiana, 1;- Arkansas, 1. Relief Work Speeded. Relief agencies in all localities, supervised by the American Red Cross', were operating at top -Speed today to provide shelter and food for those made destitute by the storms. Temporary hospitals and food dispen saries are caring for hundreds, while measures are being taken to provide more permanent aid. In South Caro lina and Georgia,, where the Storms descended with the most destructive [ force, tents and Other emergency 1 equipment have been supplied the ! devastated sections by the adjutant' general's department of .Ihp, state government. . A statewide, program of relief was launched in South Carolina late.yee terday by • Gov. McLeod with the organization of a central committee to administer aid to the sufferers in c.o-operation with the' Red Cross and other agencies. National Guardsmen weT6 Tflspatched to protect propertv in the storm-torn centers’ and “aid survivors in - reconstructing their homes. *: . " * ■— v' * Many Agencies it Work. » In every locality relief was being distributed, frith the co-operation of I local, municipal and county jgdvern l menu, Additional casualties reported last night. - as communk-ation -facilltlAs were re-established, included one kili ; ed and several -Injured in Jeff Davis ! County, Ga.: several injured and much 1 property damage caused at Mount Airy and Cornelia: a fifth death in North Carolina, when a four-day-old infant succumbed tb injuries at By num; the first victim in Virginia, when a man died of injuries jn Ante- 1 lia County, and the t.wchtyrthlPd vie-, tim in Richland County, S. C_ when a, man die<Tof injuries in Columbia, The report of six deaths found; to bX tn error came from Lee County,-' a C. , ‘ From Yesterday's 0:30 Edition of The Stir, GEN. TAYLOR NAMED CHIEF OF ENGINEERS President Nominates CoL-Jadwin to Be Assistant Chief,. With Rank of Brigadier./’ President Coolidge sent te' ike- Senate yesterday afternoon the nomina- . tion of Brig. Gen. Harry Taylor to be chief of-engineers of the TTblfed- States Army with, the jrSnk of major general. He succeeds Maj. Gen. Lp.n»- 1 sing H. Beach. . ’ _ >, The President also reinitiated C65.' I Edgar Ja-dwin to be assistant of engineers with the rank o 4 brig adier general. C6I. Lutz Wahl, adju tant general’s office, was nominated lo be assistant to the* adjutant gen era!, with the rank «?f bjigadlor gen eral. PIMLICO ENTRIES, j FOE SATURDAY." •' FIRST RACE—Forse, SI,BOOI maiden MBS* 1 ; two-year-aids; four furlongs. ~- Tbistlewood 110 iFiery Flight. tPrettv Business.. 110 aPriaieeae ..i‘... ll# Bed Hawk 110 Margaret 5U..,*,; SM JChriaali* 110 Frosty Daw«..-.i. 1U Beauty Contest. 110 jJTrs. Finley.... - 110 Dorothy Gilpin... 110 Firmament „'...y 1U tWiSW ’..HO = fW. T. Sajpp and. Samuel Ross entry. tEdward F. Whitney entry. § Walter J. Salmon entry. - nr < . SECOND RACE—The Green Spring Talley steeplechase: handicap: U.OOO added: fear year-old* and up; two mile*.. tSea Tale 148 '■quick 5and...... 130 KouyhnJram 141 Buliseye ~, 151 UXophane 156 tEthereal 81ue..-. 182 Courteous ......... 140 SFlrate- G01d,,. IST Boas John 188 TShann a Glaun*... 138 iDuettiste ...... 151 |Dan 4th 158 § Knight of Gr’n’e 143 tTen pounds claimed for rider. _,.1, ±T, E. Widener entry. •• . , SGreentree Stable entry. '/ , _-. .-- * - IMiddleneck Farm entry. , lIJ. S. Cosden entry. -»*."* '• „ “ THIRD RACE—The Gunpowder one: $1,300; two-year-olds; fonr and a half fnr longa. Bernice Rarrar... 113 - Extreen'o . „‘v 111 tPioee 7.. 11l Travora- ....,106 Blennerhassett ...-111 tßright Stedl.lll reentrant HI TaM Graas. 1 :,.... Til Crumple ..;-11l ySerfaiado •..,1.. llt tJames Butler entry. . ' «, v-. . tR. T. WUeen, jr.. and Walter JF. Aelmor entry. FOURTH RACE—The Chesapeake handtaap: purse, $1,500; etaimtag; three-yesr-oids and up; six furlongs. •* BeeaT.’.lo2 ‘Bean Hash 102 tMercury 118 Admirer iw •leapt Ooatigan.. 104 Ltra 8'0*':,... •Repriaal ..., 106 JO4 •tO'Henry 104 Scotch Broom. v ., 118 Deputy 108 ■ -- 4- • tJ. MoMillen entry./- _ ><- iG, W. Campbell end G. W. Foreman entry. I'UTH RACE—T};e Dixie. handicap: three yeax-olda and.up; $55,000 added; «ae mile aid thrae-sixteanths. ■ - Chaoolet ~116 Rerenne Agent,.#B tchorry Fie 11* King Sol’m’a Seed fIS Gold 8ug.......... •$ Hdlan<f #0 iNautieal #8 jßadfea ■■■ H« Spot Cash ..'.■.11l Fltntatone ....... e 113 Wilderness ISO tMartingale ..... ISC t Flag staff ..115 Mr. Mntt, JOJ tOreentree Stable and H. F. Whitney entry SJ. S. Cosden entry. “ SIXTH RACE—Thu Druid Hill fiAM;.SI,SOO three-year-old fillies; one mile. Nellie Morse 118 Relentless IE Nancy Lang horns., 105. Yankee frincaaa.. 110 Sunmagne 106 SEVENTH RACE—Fane. 41.50#: claiming . four-year-old* and up; one mffa mhd a forlonr Gray Oablea.,’.lo# btFomove 101 Ashland -.106 Sea ' Xeai^elt?.... !#H •Ixird Wracks. .. .106 *Freear Sfioexx 95 j it\ •Eeohablte 101 HeH Gate. 112 I tW. J. Kramer and G. W„Forman entry. I •Five pounds apprentice allowance claimed I Weather, clear; track, fast.