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BREAD KEEPS PRICE DESPITE FLOUR DROP Declines Only 2 Per Cent, While Wheat Falls One-Half, Trade Commission Reports. CLAIM STUDY HAMPERED Hillers Advised to Ignore Ques tionnaires. A slump in wheat prices two years ago brought less than a 2 per cent decrease in bread prices, the Federal Trade Commission said today in a report on its investigation of the wheat flour milling industry. From January, 1919, to September, 1922, flour prices in the northwest de, creased 33 per cent and in the south west 43 per cent, the report said. Wheat prices declined 55 and 50 per cent, respectively, in the two districts, it added, but the decrease in bread cost was only 2 per cent except in Kansas City, where a price war brought a 15 per cent drop. Efforts to Hamper Inquiry. Certain trade associations, the com mission reported, tried to hamper the in quiry immediately after it was launched and the report charged that the Millers’ National Federation, the leading asso ciation of the flour milling industry, told its members they had the right to refuse to answer the cost and profits questionnaires sent out by the commission, and advised them not to open their books to the commission. T>espite these occurrences, the report said, the miljgrs accorded every aid to the corn nr.-sion. A constant concentration in the flour milling industry since 1914 was noted in the report. Thirty per cent of the mills operating in 1914 have gone out of business, it is said, de spite the fact that since that year, production has increased 36 pdr cent. Expansion of some mills and mergers of others, was declared responsible for this concentration. The average profit of flour mills is 10.6 per cent on their investment, the commission found. Two sorts of Mills. “About 99 per cent of the total wheat flour output of the country is produced by so-called merchant mills, which purchase grain and sell the mills products, as contrasted with the custom mills, which grind the grain for a fixed charge.” Detailing the profits in the indus try, the report continues: “The milling profit per barrel showed a wide range for different years and for different milling dis tricts. The average profit per bar rel for all companies was as fol lows: 47 cents in 1919, 58 cents in 1920. 6 cents in 1921, and 32 cents in 1922, with an average for the four-year period of •36 cents per barrel. n Elements of Cost. "During the four-year period. 1919- 1922, the average cost of the wheat constituted almost 90 per cent of the cost of flour and by-products; cost of packages, nearly 4 per cent of this total cost: labor, about 2.5 per cent, and general expenses and depreciation, about 2.5 per cent. The average quantity of wheat used per barrel of flour was 4.56 bushels, ranging from 4.47 bushels in 1919 to 4.63 in 1920. “The average cost of wheat ranged from $11.57 per barrel of flour in 1920 to $5.84 per barrel in 1922. In 1922, by districts, the average cost of wheat per barrel of flour was as follows: Mountain and coast, $5.07: northwestern $6.18; southwestern. $5.27; southeastern and central and eastern, each, $6.19 per barrel. “This marked decline in the cost of wheat per barrel of flour does not fully reflect, of course, the disastrous decline in the prices of wheat from 1920 to 1922. The purchase prices of wheat at the mills averaged $2.28 per bushel in 1919, 2.50 in 1920, $1.82 in 1921 and $1.28 in 1922. The decrease in this average delivered price of wheat from 1920 to 1922 was almost 50 per cent. If the prices of wheat were reckoned at the farm the decline would be, of course, still greater.” BANKS PLAN*MERGER TO AID DEPOSITORS St. Paul Institutions Consolidate to Avert Possible Run by Alarmed Patrons. By the Associated Press. ST. PAUL., Minn., May 5.—A move to protect interests of depositors of the Capital National Bank of St. Paul from a possible run was taken last night when the boards of directors of the Merchants’ National Bank and the Capital National Bank voted to merge. Announcement of the action said: “As a result of action taken by the boards of directors of the Capital National Bank and the Merchants' National Bank the Merchants’ Na tional Bank assumes all deposit lia bilities of the Capital National Bank. All banking operations will be con ducted from the office of the Mer chants’ National Bank.” The Capital National was in the same building as the Capital Trust and Savings Bank, which was closed Saturday by the state superintendent of banks because of “frozen assets.” The Capital Trust had deposits of $5,000.000. Closing of the Capital Trust started a run on the Capital National, although the two had no financial connection. With the more than $12,000,000' in deposits of the Capital National the Merchants’ will have $40,000,000 In deposits. MAYOR IS THREATENED. Culpeper Official Warned About Sentences Imposed. Special Dispatch to The Star. CULPEPER. Va.. May s.—Anony mous letters of a threatening nature are being received by Mayor Alden Bell, the letters promising vengeance of a drastic nature if the "Judge.” as he is called from his court proceed ings. does not "let up” in the deci sions of this some court toward the lawbreakers. H. S. BRADLEY DIES. Contractor Lived Here Ten Years. Rites Tonight. Hamilton. Scott Bradley, sixty years old. well known contractor, died at Emergency Hospital yesterday, fol lowing a lingering illness. Mr. Bradley was born In Leesburg, Va.. and had been living in this city ten years. Funeral services will be conducted at the home of his brother, Edward Bradley, 1831 F street, tonight at 8 o’clock. Interment will be in. Lees burg, tomorrow. Hgds survived by his widow, Mrs. Getrrude Bradley. and a daughter. Miss Blanche Isabelle Bradley. AUCTIONEER IS SUICIDE. HI Health Is Blamed by Samuel Bowman’s Family. Special Dispatch to The Star. HAGERSTOWN, Md., May s.—Sam uel Bowman, prominent auctioneer of Grecncastle. Pa., near here, sent, a bullet into his brain early today in the bedroom of his home. 11l health was responsible for his act, his fam ily declare. A flashlight use<} to| light thp room was found beside the' body, st»H lighted,-, ...» —1 MME. LENIN WORKING FOR RUSSIAN SCHOOLS Soviet Leader’s Widow Wants System Like U. S.-—lnvites American Educator Over. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, May 5.—A letter from Mme. Lenin, widow of the soviet leader, to John Dewey, former pro fessor of philosophy at Columbia University. Inviting him to come to Russia to teach in the public univer sites, was brought here today by Charles Reicht, a New York lawyer and legal adviser to the Russian gov ernment, who arrived on the Belgen land. Mme. Lenin, he said, is not enter ing political life, but is working to upbuild a public school system on the American pattern. Reicht said the feeling in Russia was that Germany should be made to pay reparations to the last mark. He characterized as absurd the state ment In Paris of Grand Duke Nicho las, that the Soviet government was on the point of disintegration, and asserted that Russian monarchists generally admitted there was no chance for a return to imperialism. ISLE OF PINES CLASH REPORTED IN HAVANA » Americans Declared to Have At tacked Office of Chief of Sanitation. By the Associated Press. HAVANA, Cuba, May s.—Charges that an American citizen in Nueva Gerona. Isle of Pines, had violated a local sanitary regulation and then refused to pay a fine imposed by a magistrate were set forth in a report made public yesterday by the Cuban state department. The name of the American is not known here, but at the State Department it was said he was the husband of one of the wom an members of the delegation that protested to the United States Senate against ratification of the long-pend ing treaty formally recognizing Cu ban sovereignty over the Isle of Pines. Neither the American embassy nor the American consul general in Hav ana has received a report on the in cident from Charles Freeman, consul in Nueva Gerona. and neither office was Inclined to believe that any ac tual violence had occurred, although the Havana newspaper La Noche as serted that Americans had attacked the office of the chief of sanitation of that place. Will Order Inquiry. The American consul general at Havana, Carlton Bailey Hurst, said last nigh 1 ! that he would order an in vestigation. It is known that tense feelings have existed between certain Amer ican residents in the Isle of Pines and certain Cubans there, and re cently. during discussions between officials of the American embassy and the Cuban state department, the Cuban government was informed that Americans in the Isle of Pines had been advised to remember that they were living in a foreign country and to obey Its laws. At the same time the Cubam government was urged to take steps to prevent discrimination against American residents. PHILIPINES SEEKING IMMEDIATE FREEDOM Quezon Tells House Committee Nation Feels This Is Due, The Philippine independence mis sion laid its case today before the House insular affairs committee. Manuel Quezon, president of the Philippine senate and head of the mission, told the committee that tL Filipinos felt they were entitled to immediate and absolute independence. "We confidently hope,” he said, “that this Congress ■will act on this question. From our point of view a solemn covenant exists between the United States and the Philippines, wherein the islands were promised independence as soon as a stable gov ernment was established. We now have a stable government, and feel that it is time for the United States to make good on its part of the agreement.” Quezon said the mission did not wish to Insist on the enactment of any particular measure but expressed preference for a resolution along the lines of that proposed by Representa tive Cooper. Republican, Wisconsin, which would give immediate inde pendence. Commenting on the Fairfield bill which would provide for a plebiscite in thirty years. Quezon expressed the opinion that such a vote would be too far distant to prove acceptable to the Filipinos. PRESBYTERIANS 0. K. FAITH MAINTENANCE IP By the Associated Press. BUFFALO, N. Y., May 5. —Republi- cation of an affirmation issued last January over the signatures of 150 Presbyterian ministers was an nounced yesterday by the Rev. Mur ray Shipley Howland, chairman of the committee which compiled the statement. The affirmation, in its second publication, carries 1,283 sig natures. The additional signatures, it was stated, had been added after the first publication in January. The purpose of the affirmation is declared as “maintenance of the faith of our church, the preservation of its unity and the protection of the liberties of its ministers and people.” The statement affirms acceptance by its signers of the Westminster con fession of faith and defends the right of the Presbyterian clergy to free dom of thought and teaching, “in view of certain actions of the gen era] assembly In 1923 and of per sistent attempts to divide the church and abridge Its freedom.” Prominent churhmen. whose signa tures have been added to the state ment since its first publication in clude President Remson D. Bird of Occidental College, Los Angeles; Chaplain CharlesW. Harris of the University of Indiana, Profs. D. E. Culley and Frank Eakin of Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh: Dean T. W. Graham of Oberlln Grad uate School of Theology, Prof. Paul Vandyke. Princeton: Acting Presi dent James D. Williamson of West ern Reserve University, Chancellor Emeritus Samuel B. McCormick of the University of Pittsburgh, Prof. John A. Mclntosh of the McCormack Theological Seminary, Chicago. DEBT DEADLOCK DENIED. Labor Organ Answers Anglo-Rus sian Parley Critic. LONDQN May s.—The Daily Her ald, Laborlte organ, today terms as "pernicious nonsense” the declaration at Lancaster, Saturday, by J.. J. O’Neill. National Liberal, that the Anglo-Russian conference had reach ed a deadlock on the question of the recognition of debts. The newspaper declared that, on the contrary, the negotiations have progressed with unexpected smooth ness, and that there are not the slightest signs of anything in the nature of a deadlock. It charges Mr. O'Neill with taking part in a campaign deliberately atart tp wreck the copferenpa,. . THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, MAY 5, 1924. RULES LANDLORDS MAY SUE FOR RENTS Justice Van Orsdel Holds Ball Act Entitles Owners to Collect in Courts. SAYS LAW PROTECTS ALL Overrules Decision of Municipal Court in Snow Case. A landlord may sue In the Munici pal Court to recover increased rentals allowed him by a determination of the Rent Commission in his favor as well as the tenant may recover ex cess of rentals exacted from him. Justice Van Orsdel so held today in an opinion of the District Court of Appeals reversing the action of the Municipal Court, which had held that the Ball rent act provides only for recovery by tenants of excessive rents. Chester A. Snow, owner of the Winton apartment, brought suit in the Municipal Court to recover S3OO from Mrs. W. H. Benton, one of his tenants, who had been paying him only $35 per month for an apartment which the Rent Commission raised to $57.50. Mr. Snow' sought to recover the difference in rent for the period between the filing of the tenant’s complaint and the determination of the Commission. Threw Out Snow Suit. The Municipal Court threw out Mr. Snow's suit on the ground that the code does not provide for such suit and that the Ball rent act does not give that right. In reversing that finding Justice Van Orsdel quotes section 107 of the rent act, which provides that the dif ference in rentals may be "added to or subtracted from, as the case de mands. future rent payments, or after the final decision of an appeal from the commission’s finding may be sued for and recovered in an action in the Municipal Court." The Ball rent act, he states, was not enacted solely for the benefit of tenants, but equally for the protec tion of both landlords and tenants. It was not intended to operate one way. The act provides for recovery of the difference, the court points out, and if against the landlord the tenant has the right of recovery or reduction from future rent payments and if the difference is in favor of the owner like suit may be maintained, the court finds. "Otherwise," says Justice Van Orsdel, "a tenant might abandon a lease and the landlord would be left without a remedy, and it is not the policy of the law r that wrongs shall be left remedyless.” WOMAN VOTERS PLAN PROGRESSIVE ACTION An attempt will be made here this week by the Woman's Committee for Political Action to formulate a defi nite plan around which the "progres sive” woman voters can rally in the coming national elections. Meetings will be held at the Wash ington Hotel May 8 to 11. It was stated today by Mrs. Sally H. Burch of Maryland, acting chairman, that "no action on individual candidates was contemplated." The committee expects, however. Mrs. Burch said, that after the national conventions of the Republicans and Democrats in June something in the W'ay of in dorsement of candidates may come out of the July 4 convention of “pro gressives” to which the committee will elect delegates from each state. wood sees7hilippine INDEPENDENCE IN FUTURE By the Associated Press. MANILA, May s.—Faith in eventual independence for the Philippine Is lands, but warning that independence, if granted now. would be a failure, was expressed by Gov, Gen. Leonard Wood in a newspaper statement made public yesterday. Gen. Wood declared he had been working for Philippine independence as bard aii<’ as earnestly as many Filipino leaoci . ”1 long to see your country inde pendent. but believe it is not yet the proper time for complete separa tion,” the governor general said. “For if independence were granted now it certainly would" be a failure. The Philippines being the only Christian nation in the orient im bued with western civilization, it would be a pity to see undone all that we have accomplished here to date.” COURT DISMISSES CASE. The Supreme Uourt today dismiss ed for want of jurisdiction a case brought by the city of Buffalo, N. Y., against the public service commis sion of New York state and others to determine the power of the com mission to fix street car fares in Buffalo. . The city contended that under its contract with the companies oper ating street cars it had the right to require them to operate upon the rates of fare agreed upon when the franchises were granted. The courts of the state, however, took the view that under the provision in the con tract which reserved to the legisla ture the right to regulate the fares it could delegate its authority to the public service commission and that the action of the commission in au thorizing an increase in the fares to 7 cents was valid. BURGLARS ROB STORE. Get Pens and Pencils Valued at About SBOO. Burglars visited the store of fe. Morrison Paper Company, 1009 Penn sylvania avenue, after closing hour Saturday and stole fountain pens and pencils valued at approximately SBOO. The intruders made an unsuccessful effort to batter open the door g f the safe. There was very little money in the safe, police were told. As EIONITE "Strati” )•< Slick. g£: Si II Wilis bud Up Bill! V WEAR that goes on un seen and unthought of—un til you have a repair bill that staggers you. EBONITE flows into every moving part, pre vents noisy grumbling gears, stops WEAR, saves repair bills, and makes gear shifting easy. Have your motor car or truck EBONITED today. At dealers’ in five pound cans, and at serv- KsvwaJ ice stations from the / Checker-board pomp. GLACIER NATIONAL PARK TO BE OPENED JUNE 15 Will Begin Fifteenth Season. Last Year's Record of 30,000 Vis itors Expected to Be Broken. The opening of Glacier National Park June 16 will mark the fifteenth anniversary of Uncle Sam’s “Alpine" vacation land for tourists. The 1,600 square miles of moun tains and lakes, long fumed as the big game hunting grounds of the Blackfeet Indians, were transformed into Glacier National Park by an act of Congress in 1910. Records of the bureau of national parks show what more than 30,000 tourists visited the Montana play ground last summer and inquiries indicate that these attendance figures may be exceeded this year. The new $7,500,000 national parks road bill, which was recently signed by President Ooolldgt. will give to glacier park park a fund of some thing more than $1,500,000 for use In improving Ihe roads and trails In the park. This money Is available now. and its use will be spread over a period of throe years. U. S. WINS IN APPEAL AGAINST DRUG FIRM Court Orders Retrial of Case Against Chichester Company In volving Claim of Misbranding. The United States today won its ap peal from a decision of a jury in the District Supreme Court that it could not maintain its suit for a condem nation of certain pills manufactured by the Chichester Chemical Company, which the government claimed were misbranded because attempting to claim to cure certain female diseases. The District Court of Appeals in a decision by Judge Martin of the United States Court of Customs Ap peals reversed the finding of the jury and remanded the case for a re trial. The prosecution claimed that the trial court erred in refusing to let a physician summoned by the govern ment tell of the "consensus of medi cal opinion” and also fell into error by denying a prayer to the jury per mitting them to presume fraudulent intent from a false statement in a booklet issued by the company. The appellate court overruled the latter contention, but sustained the first point in favor of the government. CHINESE PROTEST EXCLUSION BY JAPAN Ask for Same Rights That Tokio Demands From United States. By U»» Associated Press. TOKIO, May 5.—A delegation repre senting the Chinese Association of Tokio called on Foreign Minister Mat sui today and presented a memorial protesting against Japanese exclusion of Chinese, declaring that the Chinese exepect the same consideration from Japan that Japan is seeking from the United States. The delegation emphasized that although all of the colored races are interested in the legislation to bar Asiatics from America, it would be impossible for them to stand together while Japan maintained its present restriction on Chinese immigration. Before the delegation’s visit to Mat sui plans for a mass meeting of Chinese residents of Tokio and for a demonstration before the foreign office were called off at the insistence of the Chinese minister here. studylettlers’ relief. House Members Take Up Changes in Reclamation Law. Advisability of revising the recla mation laws, as proposed by Secre tary Work’s fact-finding commission, was taken up today by the House irrigation committee. The commission’s recommendations, which have been indorsed by Presi dent Coolidge, were designed to af ford relief to settlers on irrigated lands by a readjustment of govern ment charges and the deferring of payments. PARENT-TEACHERS MEET. ST. PAUL, Minn., May s.—Problems of the school, the home and the com munity will be analyzed at the twen ty-eighth annual convention of the National Congress of the Mothers and Parent-TeaChers’ Associations which opened here today. Several co-operating associations, including the International Kinder garten Union and the National Con ference on Home Education, will meet In Minneapolis this week, and a joint session with the Parent-Teacher del egates will be held ' dnesday. Preliminary businr and the an nual banquet tonigh ,iade the open mg-up program of Parent-Teach er’s Association. Regular business sessions will get under way tomorrow morning. Seek Dead Sailor's Kin. PHILADELPHIA. May s.—Officers of the Philadelphia navy yard were today seeking to locate relatives of Arthur Vernon Gulleiy, torpedoman of submarine 0-12, who died as the re sult of an explosion aboard the craft Friday night. The accident is said to have been caused by alcohol fumes' being ignited in the forward com partment of the submarine. Gulley’s father was listed as last living at Deer Park, Cincinnati suburb. McCormick Medical Glaaaes Fitted Coll.*. Eyes Examined , Graduate Dr. CLAUDE S.SEMONES Eyesight Specialist Phone Main 721 4*B-410 McLachlen Bid*. 10th and O Bta. H.W. Upholstering Reupbobtering Parlor Suites and Odd Chairs a Specialty Chair Caweing Furniture Repairing ’Muff Said! The Best Place and Lowest Prices, After All Ask my 20,000 custom ers. I. give the service you have the right to expect. Packing* Crating* Shipping day A. Armstrong Drop Peetal to 1233 10th St. N.W. Or. Phone J4U Abe Martin Says: If ther is a hereafter tiler’s goin’t’ be a whole lot o’ people too tired t’ enjoy it. We don’t believe anything tore out faster after th’ war than liberty muffins. (Copyright, John K. Dille Co. t LUMBER FRAUD CASE OPENED BY PARKER 4 Special Assistant Attorney General Outlines Charges Before Jury in North Carolina. Special Assistant Ataornt-y General John J. Parker of North Carolina to day outlined to the jury the charges contained in the lumber fraud indict ment against John L. Phillips of Thomasville, Ga., and Jolxn Stephens of Jacksonville, Fla.; Charles Phillips, jr.. of Atlanta, Ga.; Frank T. Sullivan of Buffalo, N. Y., and Ernest C. Morse and Charles S. Shotwell, foirmer offi cials of the War Department. The case is on trial before Justice Bailey in Criminal Division 2 of the Dis trict Supreme Court, and the govern ment claims it lost about $1,500,000 through the sale of surplus lumber from Army cantonments. The lawyers for the defense, four teen in number, are expected to dis close the angles of the defense in opening statements immediately after the conclusion of Mr. Parker’s state ment. They will not adopt the usual course of waiting until the govern ment's evidence is concluded, it was stated. The plan of the alleged conspiracy, as state-i by government counsel, who, with Assistant Attorneys Gen eral Ward and Borchardt, is aiding United States Attorney Gordon in the prosecution, was that Phillips and Stephens would be appointed to sell the government lumber to the trade on a commission of 12 per cent, that they would not actually market this lumber themselves, but would turn it over to other wholesalers and brokers at a price less than Its value in consideration of secret payments to Phillips and Stephens. Mr. Parker said the government exr pects to show that Phillips and Ste phens sectetly collected enormous sums on account of the sales, for which they did not account to the United States. Government Received $500,000. The prosecutor said he would show that Sullivan bribed Shotwell and that the conspirators secured the release of air service lumber badly needed by the government- For this lumber, he said, the government was paid SBOO,OOO and from Us sale the alleged conspirators or some of them se cured $850,000 profit, of which $324,- 000, he asserted, was paid secretly to John L. Phillips. The lawyer cited an instance which he said would be proved in which George M. Chambers, the gov ernment inspector, who has died since the filing of the indictment. Knew that a prospective purchaser had been offered $27 per 1,000 for. certain lumber; that he took the I purchaser to Phillips, who sold him the lumber at $lB and collected $7 per 1.000 from the purchaser for the government inspector. In another case, the prosecutor de clared the evidence would show that j Phillips had an offer of $34,000 for a lot of lumber, which he offered to I accept if a flat fee of $5,000 was paid, which the purchaser declined. Phil lips then sold th© lumber to the firm of Eitzen & Totiart of Pensa cola. Fla., who resold it to the $34.- 1 000 man. Phillips was paid SIO,OOO secretly in cash, the lawyer said, and the government received a. settlement on the basis of $21,000. A total of $600,000 was secured by Phillips, the jury was told, on the sale of govern ment lumber, fbr which the United States did not receive one cent. Former U. S. Senator Dies. PORTLAND. Ore., May s.—Frederick William Mulkey, fifty, former United States senator from Oregon, died at his home here yesterday. | REYEM SHOES ~i 111 ; I t Suits- j | Young j Men’s and f t Men’s Styles! \ *25 li Ad\J WE WERE ABLE TO 8E- “ : CUBE WOOLENS. AND HAVE ■ • MADE THEM UP OUR WAY. S : WITH WIDE TROUSERS AND ■ ; OTHER NEW STYLE FEA- 5 : TORES, TO HELL AT $25. ■ : THIS WELL BE A NEW m j LOW PRICE. AND WILL “ : CHANGE OUR PRICE « : RANGE TO S : I 5 $25 to S7O 11 ? S m *i 1: : : ■ m Is : ■ : | i | Meyer’s Shop j | i 1331 F Street I I t j J s I : Z Everything for the Well Dressed Man | f ftiimKitanHm j 1 11,1 ""1 Mallory hats BACKS PENSION LAW IN FACE OF STRIKE Argentine President, However, Pro poses Changes to Meet Some of Objections. WILL ENFORCE TERMS Urges Thirty Years of Maximum for Active Service. By the AuuK-Uted I’reu. BUENOS AIRES, May s.—With both capital and labor on strike today, demanding postponement in the ap plication of the pension law, they were confronted in the morning papers with the text of a message which President be Alvear will send to Congress clearly indicating that he intends to enforce compliance with the law, but proposing a number of amendments designed to meet the ob jection raised to it. The chief objection has been that the law postpones for two years establishment of a scheme of benefits, meanwhile requiring the employers and employes to contribute to the pension fund without knowing when or in what proportion the employes will get their money back. Proposes Thirty-Year Terra. Tno i-^asidteit proposes that thirty years be fixed as The maximum of service before pensions are receiv able; tJiat employes incapacitated for work a.ier fifteen years of service be pensioned; that pension contribu tions be returned to foreigners leav ing the country and to woman em ployes in case of marriage; that em ployes earning less than 100 pesos monthly be required to contribute only H per cent of their salaries, in stead of 5 per cent, and that contri butions as insurance against unem ployment and sickness be optional. It was understood the president would hand a copy of the message to representatives of the employers who planned to assemble in front of the government house this afternoon to protest against the law’s enforce ment. HELIUM RESERVE NO. 1 FIRST OF ITS KIND 7,100 Acres of Land in Utah Set Aside for Government’s Use by Coolidge. The helium reserve, which has been set aside by President Coolidge by executive order, is the first reserve of this character made in the United States. It is designated as helium reserve No. 1 and consists of 7.100 acres of land in Merry County, Utah, in which the greater part of the mineral title is vested in the United States. The reserve is withdrawn from all forms of settlement, location, sale or entry. Several prospecting permits on the area were issued some three years ago and an oil company drilled to a depth of between 3,000 aJid 4,000 Ceet. No oil was found, but a helium bearing gas was found, which, under the terms of the general leasing law, is reserved to the government. The extent and value of the helium deposits are not definitely known and the lands are still subject to various prospecting permits, but to conserve the helium for governmental needs. Secretary Work recommend ed to the President that a reserve be established. ICE CREAM STRIKE ENDS. Chicago Supply Restored After Barren Sabbath. CHICAGO, May s.—After Chicago had experienced its first Sunday with out ice cream, a compromise was reached yesterday between ice cream manufacturers of the city and strik ing drivers. Twenty-six plants were tied up. and thousands of employes thrown out of work by the strTke of four days. The terms of the com promise were not made public. The drivers sought an increase 1b pay. which the manufacturers op posed. Mourning: Blacks Dyed 24-HOUR SERVICE Carmack Dry Cleaning Co. Main 1344 Ground-Gripper Shoes Relieves AD Foot Pains F Qf- National lv,la " Theater Bldg. PRESENT OPERETTA. Sacred Heart Pupils Oiv® Per formance. * Students of the Sacred Heart Academy presented a three-act operetta, "Yanki San.” last night for the benefit of the “children’s win dow" endowment. The window is to be placed in the Sacred Heart Church at 16th street and Park road. Those taking part In the play were Miss Catherine Carr. Miss E. McNeil, c. McHugh, R. McConnell, •M. McDonald, J. Sweeney, E. Tolker, K. O'Donoghue, h Yeatman, E. Downey, M. Horton, C. O'Connell, H. Muiialy, M. O'Donnell. E. Finch, A. Hicks, D. Tolker, H. Newell, J. Downey, M. Mey, M. l>oody, E. Ap pich. J* McHugh, K. Donovan, M. Rice, Wirnsatt, J. Butler, M. Car roll. M. A. Clamence, A, Finch, C. Redmond, A. Cooksey, D. McHugh, M. Murphy, K. Dee, E. Brand, B. Tuttle, V. Clark, E. Johnson, E. Ratlgan. D. Donovan. F. Early. C. Hall, J. Doody, H. Ramlsch, E. Sharnikow, M. Mc- Hugh, R. Biggs, M. Broussard, P. Daly, Doody, M. Godey, A. Her bert. R. Kendig, M. Morris and J. Murphy. Miss Rita Downey was accom panist. BURSUM BILL VETO HIT BY G. A. R. HEAD Coolidge Action Called “Cruel and Unjust” in Appeal for Overriding. Characterizing the veto by Presi dent Coolldge of the Bursum pension bill as "cruel and unjust." Gaylord M. Salzgaber, commander- in-chlef of the Grand Army of the Republic, appealed by wire today to Senators to override it. "The veto of President Coolldge is so unjust to the feeble old veterans, who so nobly saved their country, that I cannot find words sufficiently strong to characterize it.” the wire sent from Van West. Ohio, said. “With their just claims against the govern ment they are ignominiously turned from the door of help and hope. It can the door of help and hope. It can not be possible that the great nation has forgotten those who saved it from disunion. “On behalf of my suffering and de serving comrades, I appeal to the branch of the government best repre senting the people, the American < ongress. to right this grievous wound and pass the Bursum pension bill over the veto of the President, “The old men and women whom we thought had earned a nation's grati tude now at the average of eighty one years plead on bended knees to Congress to give them aid in their enfeebled old age and thus give ex pression to a prayer for simple jus tice, which 1 am sure the people of our nation will heartily approve. Thanks to these Union veterans and Almighty God. the government at Washington still lives. With broken hearts they and the widows will ap peal everywhere that Congress may override the cruel veto.” _ Commander Albert D. Alcorn of the United States War Veterans tele graphed senators declaring the Presi dent had recommended construction of an $18,000,000 bridge over the Potomac River here, and asking: “Is it to be millions for monuments to an ideal and a stone instead of bread for those who made possible the spirit of America?” Senator Bursum, Republican, New Mexico, plans to call the bill up to morrow in an attempt to pass it over the veto. Land Fraud Probe Delayed. 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The report charges that nine carriers and other classified employ- > in Indiana were removed “following thj filing of trivial charges, which, it is alleged, were trumped up in order r-i create vacancies which might be filled by 'deserving Republicans.’ ” CONTINUE TO* SEARCH • FOR MINERS’ BODIES Bescue Parties Seek Five Others Beported Missing Since Benwood Disaster. , By the Associated Press WHEELING. W Va., May - Rescue crews went into the Benwood mine of the Wheeling Steel Corporation today to search for the bodies of five men listed as missing since last Mon day’s explosion, in which trope than 100 miners met death. One hunared and fifteen bodies'have been recovered front the wrcked wockings. George Holliday, sr., the mine fore man. is among those unaccounted lor. The rescue men were instructed to explore the main entry in the hope that the bodies would be found there Funeral services were held today for twenty-two of the victims. Burial was in the Mount Calvary cemetery f TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. Woman Alleged to Have Tried to Enter Garage. Miss Harriet Marie Lucas, twenty - nine-year-old nurse from Lexington, Ky., arrested Saturday night, wh n she was alleged to have made an unsuccessful attempt to enter the garage of Cape Emmett Thornton. 4415 Illinois avenue, has been taken to GaJlinger Hospital for treatment. * Detectives Mullen and Murphy, who arrested’her and held her on charg-.- of attempt at housebreaking and concealed weapons, stated the prose cution's side of the case to Assistant United States Attorney Ralph Given today and bond for the appearance ol the nurse was fixed at $2,000. “DRY” OFFICERS UPHELD. • May Testify. Though Evidence Was Obtained Without Warrant. 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