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CONDUCT OF SAILORS IN HONDURAS PRAISED American Minister Says Bluejack ets Used Admirable Tact and Discipline. ARRIVAL BROUGHT QUIET Declares They Kept Heads in Spite of Provocation. High praise for the tact and dis cipline of the American naval forces landed at Tegucigalpa, Honduras, during the disorders in March which preceded the negotiation of a peace settlement and establishment of a provisional government in the Cen tral American Republic is contained in a report to the State department from American Minister Franklin E. Morales, at whose request the force from the cruiser Milwaukee was sent to the disturbed capital. "1 cannot speak too highly in praise of the conduct of the sailors and of the tact and foresight of their officers during the difficult period after their arrival," the message said. I’rnlse for U Ulcers, Minister Morales gave Commander Lewis I>. Causey, who headed the naval detachment, and Lieut. Com mander .Alexander credit for the way in which they handled their men. and also said that Commander Causey had participated with Sumner Welles, special representative of President Coolidge, in the. negotiations which led to tlie peace settlement. The minister said that on the night of April 27-28 when the revolutionists captured the capital there was con siderable provocation, as street fight ing occurred in front of the quarters of the bluejackets and at the lega tion doorway, one shot actually en tering the office of the legation. There was also firing in front of the secretary's house but “the discipline of the sailors was exemplary and not a shot was fired.” Request for Troops. Minister Morales said his request for the landing force was prompted by disturbances in the city, March 17. and that the mere word that the force was coming served to quiet much of the disorder even before the column arrived. "When they (the landing force! finally arrived on the 19th the city was quiet and orderly.” the report said. "While there was some further Isolated looting and considerable street shooting after the arrival of the force, there was nothing which even began to approach the disorder of March 17.” COOLIDGE CONTINUES STUDY OF ALIEN BILL No Definite Decision Yet Reached, But General Feeling Is That He Will Give Approval. rresident Coolidge had reached no definite decision last night as to what action he will takV on the bill now before him, providing for further re striction of all immigration and for exclusion of Japanese immigrants after June 30. Having received during tha day the report of the State Department on the legislation, Mr. Coolidge will give considerable study to the question before returning to his desk tomor row. Whether he will then be able to announce his decision was a ques tion that no one could answer last night- , . . Ample time for executive consid eration of the Immigration hill prob lem, however, yet remains, as the ten-day period allowed for Presi dential action on bills does not ex pire until midnight Thursday. Officials close to the President were reluctant to speculate on his probable course of action, but the general feeling appeared to be that he would approve the legislation, al though there were some who ex pected disapproval from the execu tive. Secretary Hughes had a half-hour conference with the President late in the day. but there was no indication given either by the Secretary or at the White House as to the nature of tlie call. The tenor of the State De partment report on the bill, likewise, was undisclosed. THIRTY TO GET DIPLOMAS Preparatory School to Hold Com mencement Exercises. The Washington Preparatory School will hold its commencement exercises Wednesday night at 8 o’clock in the auditorium of the Y. M. C. A., 1736 G street northwest. Diplomas will be awarded to thirty graduates, eleven in the four-year high school, fifteen in the grammar school, and two each in the three-year architectural drafting class and the three-year mechanical drafting class. Reynold E. Blight, editor of the New Age, will deliver the commencement address. G. W. Offutt will preside. In vocation and benediction will he pro nounced by Rev. Andrew R. Bird of the Church of the Pilgrims. A. V. Wilson, soloist, will sing several selections. The diplomas will be presented by J. A. Bell, director of the school, and A. V. Wilson, Raymond Eliason and T. G. Addison, prnicipals. Sues for Fall When Baby. Miss Louise Tugrnan of Schoolfleld, Fa., has recently started suit for $75,000 damages from the Riverside and Dan River Cotton Mills at Dan ville. Pa,, for injuries suffered when she was a baby more than ten years ago. She fell into a post hole dug on the company’s property, and her claim ts that her spinal injury inflicted then has become permanent and disrabled her. For Farm and Garden —that's an interesting classification in The Star —interesting to those who are going into gardening on whatever I scale. The advertisers under this heading will serve H Star readers satisfac | torily. . 73 JOIN LEGION POST. I Stuart Walker Unit Enrolling New Members. Seventy-three new members were 1 enrolled during the first week's mem bership drive of the Stuart Walcott Post, No. 10, American Legion, accord ing to reports of the campaign commit tee made last night. Predictions arc that before the drive closes Saturday evening, the membership of the post will he Increased to 500, which will en able it to name ohe delegate to the na tional convention of the legion and incidentally make it the largest post in the District. 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Easy Credit Terms at u The National” Easy Credit Terms asy C d't e Easy Credit Terms Easy Credit Terms Easy Terms —26-plece »rt of Wm. A. Roger* k [||| JJf * aay pnpch "" e H THE SUNDAY BTAR, WASHINGTON, D. (J., MAY 25, 1924—PART 1. week, with a hope of passing the goal Several "stunts” will be put on by the post to interest ex-service men of Washington who are not now mem bers of the American Legion. A spe cial committee will call at the War Department tomorrow and request that Army aviators and planes be furnished to distribute membership applications from the air. If ar rangements can be made with the department, the flyers will drop ap plication blanks Friday or Saturday. It is expected that a radio speech will be made one day this week by Gommander Charles Relmer. In con nection with the Walcott Dost tfrlve. The three post orchestras. Happy Walker and his Golden Pheasant Orchestra, Gene Dormer’s Band and Pete Meclas and his Case L’Alglon Orchestra, will take part In the mem bership campaign. MAY FESTIVAL PLANNED. Will Be Held at National Training School Here. A May day festival will he held at | the National Training School for Women and Girls Wednesday, which will be featured by an address by John H. Bartlett, first assistant post master general. The exercises will begin at 1 o’clock in the afternoon with an exhibition and sale of work done by the students in the dress making department, and u demon stration dinner by the department of domestic science. The music depart ment will present Vincent’s operetta, “The Persian Princess.” at 8 o’clock. Commencement week at the Insti tution will open with the baccalaure ate sermon by Rev. W. W. Brown of New York on Sunday, June 1. Under graduates and the senior class will , present their program Monday, Tues ’ day and Wednesday, June 2, 3 and 4. The meeting of the board of trustees will be held Wednesday, June 4, and the commencement exercises will he . helfl the following afternoon at 5:30 o’clock. i . SUBMITS PRIZE ESSAY. Student Awarded First Honors by Chemical Society. Landon Smith, student at the Randall Junior High School, won first prize in the essay award offered by the Amer ican Chemical Society. The subject of hl« essay was "The Relation of Chem istry to the Development of Industries and Resources of My City.” A special assembly will be held at the school Thursday morning at !» o’clock, and the prize will be formally presented to Smith. N. E. Weatherless. i head of the department of science of the colored schools, will preside. Among others who are expected to participate in the exercises Incident to the presentation are Dr. Langworthy of the Department of Agriculture, Dr. St. Elmo Brady of Howard University, Mrs. Coralie Franklin Cook, W. L. Houston and Dr. J. Hayden Johnson of the hoard of education, Supt. W. F. Ballou,’ As sistant Supt. G. C. Wilkinson, and Dr. B. F. llailstorks, president of the par ent-teacher association. The first repeating watch, is said to have been suggested by a Con stantinople physician in 1642. ; SEEKS TO RESCIND SALE. Property Buyers Ask Court to Va- ( r cate Purchase, j Charges of misrepresentation in con , nection with the sale of premises 2710 , 14th street northeast about one year ago form the basts of a suit tiled yes terday in the District Supreme Court to rescind the sale. William T. Meushaw and Edith May Meushaw ask the court . to vacate the purchase made by them from T. Nelson Wildman, Jennie Wild man and Albert K. Wildman, The plaintiffs say they were shown 1 the building when the cellar was dry. but when they bought they found that water seeped into the cellar ami the age of the building was given them as only a few years when they have learn ed. they aver, that it has been built 4 quarter of a century. Attorneys Pi* mon, Koenigsberger & Young appear-fo the plaintiff*. Oilcloth Used in New Role. Construction engineers have bH upon a new soundproof device whicj? calls into play the old-fashioned oiM cloth that used to cover the kitch<'B table. Ceilings are now made with covering of padded felt over which i* a layer of oilcloth into which man;* small holes have been punched. ThiU device does away with reverberations, it is said, after several trials in ban Re and office buildings when other con* •struefion ideas partially failed Th« Celt absorbs the high pitch of thf reverberations and the oilcloth pre vents a reflection of the sound.