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(T7. S. Weather Bureau rorecait.t Partly cloudy and slightly warmer to night ; minimum temperature about 27 degrees;'’tomorrow fair. Temperatures—Highest, 43,'at 4 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 21. at 6:30 a.m. to day. Full report on page 3. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 22 XT 9Q J. 71 Entered as soconi) olhss matter *>u. 1 l. po3 , office Washington. D. C. CHURCHILL URGES PARLEY TO TACKLE ALL DEBT TANGLE Proposal for General Confer ence Follows Difference With French Stand. NEED FOR HELP OF U. S. IS SEEN BY MINISTERS i Financial Leaders’ Opening Ses sion Reveals Full Ex tent of Mix-Up. By the Associated Press. PARIS, January 7.—The conference of allied finance ministers, called to consider the distribution of German reparation payments and kindred sub jects, opened its series of meetings to day with a session lasting 40 minutes. The proceedings were confined to an exchange of formal addresses, the representatives present, among whom was included an American diplomatic delegation, being welcomed by Etien ne Clementel, French minister of fi nance, to whose address Winston Churchill, British chancellor of the exchequer, replied suitably. The dele gates adjourned shortly before 4 o'clock until 5 p.m, tomorrow, to give the members time to study the mass of reports and documentary points of views submitted by the various coun tries. Experts who have been active in work under the Dawes plan were given the task of drafting a program to be submitted to the conference to morrow. They will recommend the procedure to be followed and outline j generally what questions should be I taken up fiTst. Welcomes Delegates. Finance Minister Clementel of France, in welcoming the delegations, said he was glad to see among them a number of men who had aided in solving previous problems. “I know by experience,” said he, "that together we will find unani- 1 mous solutions for the problems con- j fronting us, and that we are going 1 to be able to complete the work done j In London several months ago. At \ that time we established an accord | with Germany for a new regime of j reparations payments. "Our common debtor since then Is i certain as to her obligations to us—- j obligations which up to this time she furthermore has executed punctu- I ally. Now several elements of uncer- j tainty remain concerning the distri- I bution of the German payments among creditor states.” M. Clementel said that the work before the conference was not sim ple. "But, in reality," he said, "In this tangle of rights and interests there are only three or four prob lems that dominate. All the rest is detail.” Prlvnte Talks Feature. It was not the public sessions of j the conference, however, but the se- j ries of private talks between the principal delegates in an effort to find away out of the mix-up into which interallied affairs have worked, that was the principal feature of the first day’s proceedings. The most con spicuous of these talks was that be tween Winston Churchill, British chancellor of the exchequer, and Fi nance Minister Clementel of France, who discussed the general aspects of the interallied debts, as most of the delegates to the conference agree that a solution of the other allied problems hangs on the solving of the debt problem. Prof, de Stefanl, the Italian finance minister, conferred with Premier Her riot of France, while the American and other delegations held consulta tions preparatory to the conference, taking up the different points in which the United States is especially interested. The original idea, that the present conference was to be chiefly for a general accounting on reparations since the last distribution of the pro ceeds, seems gradually to be giving way to a conviction that the whole interallied situation must be cleared up. All Take Same View. Whenever the question of distribu tion of receipts under the Dawes plan is mentioned the subject of the inter allied debts is inevitably brought In. The British say they must have enough to payi the United States; France declares she must have enough to pay the United States, and Great Britain and the smaller allied debtors Insist they cannot pay be- 1 cause of various conditions. All of j them, with the exception of Great ! Britain, want a larger share of rep- I stations than now is attributed to j them. Thus the question always expands ■ over the whole ground of interallied j relations and brings the discussion up ! to the greatest obstacle —the impos sibility of getting the United States | into a debt conference. When the conference met this aft- j ernoon it was plain that some of! the delegations were still unprepared, to grapple with the situation, and adjournment until tomorrow was therefore decided upon. This will give the leading delegates another whole day in which to negotiate out side the conference. In addition to Mr. Churchill, those who spoke at the conference session in reply to M. Clementel's speech were Viscount -Ishii of Japan, Amer ican Ambassador Herrick and Prof, de Stefani. A highly important talk between Finance Minister Clementel of France and Winston Churchill. British chan cellor of the exchequer, held today in advance of the opening of the finance minister’s conference, served once more to bring out the tendency of all European debt discussions, no matter what their beginning, to veer toward Washington before they have progressed very far. A communique on the subject is sued after the meeting, threw little light on the discussion, merely de claring there had been an unofficial exchange of views on the general aspects of the interallied debts. It is understood, however, that Mr. Churchill opened the discussion by setting forth the well known British standpoint that Great Britain must receive from her war debtors sums equivalent to those she must pay the United States. The French finance ministers reply was that the French were obliged to (Continued on Page 1, Column 5.) Dial Withdraws His Speech Assailing Democrats’ Methods South Carolina Senator, Declaring He Meant No Offense , Asks to Have Re marks Stricken From Records. The Democratic family row over re sponsibility for the crushing defeat of last November was resumed in the Senate today with party leaders at tacking Senator Dial of South Caro lina for his recent speech blaming Democratic members of Congress. The debate, the fourth intraparty squabble In the Senate in as many days, started when Senator Dial asked permission to correct the rec ord of his speech in certain details. Senator Robinson and Senator Smith, the other member from South Caro lina, suggested that Mr. Dial might do well to withdraw' the entire speech. Senator Dial said he only wished to withdraw those remarks which seem ed to infer that the Democrats lost the election because they ought to have lost, and those which referred to “political sabotage." Calls It AfTront. Senator Robinson of Arkansas, the Democratic floor leader, declared Sen ator Dial’s speech seemed "a de liberate affront to his colleagues, a dishonoring of the constituency which honored him with election, and a be fouling of his own nest." Senator Robinson urged the Senator to withdraw the entire address. EARTHQUAKE ROCKS BAY STATE TOWNS Stove Covers Dislodged, Pic tures Shaken Down —Laid to Ice Breaking. Br the AKucclsted Pre»». BOSTON. January 7.—An earth tremor lasting 15 seconds and of con siderable intensity was recorded at 8:07 o’clock this morning at the Harvard seismographieal station. Be cause of some storm or disturbance offshore at the time, it was not pos sible to estimate the" distance of the tremor, officials said, but the direc tion was believed to be north. The preliminary tremor, by which selmologlsts estimate the distance of earthquakes were obscured by some unexplained disturbance, it was said. The intensity of the seismograph rec ord was attributed to the fact that the tremor was local in character. Towns Report Shocks. Officials at the station said they were led to believe that the direction of the tremor was north, by reports from points north of Boston indicating that it was most severely felt there. Glouces ter, Marblehead. Salem and other North Shore cities and towns report ed heavy shocks lasting from 20 to 30 seconds and accompanied by a rumbling resembling the noise made by a loaded truest on a paved street. In Swampscott stove covers were dis lodged and in Nahant pictures were knocked down from walls. The tremors were marked through out the entire eastern section of the State and in the Merrimack Valley region of New Hampshire. They were not felt in Manchester or north of that city, according to reports. In many places householders rushed to the street believing that heaters had exploded. ICE CRACKING BLAMED. Father Tondorf Doubts Genuine Earth Tremor Occurred. Heavy fracking of ice in the vicinity of Boston was probably the cause for the disturbance in that region reported this morning, In the opinion of Rev. Father Tondorf of the Georgetown University seismograph leal laboratory. "We are confident that the tremor felt there was not of seismic origin,” he said. "That means there was no slipping of the earth. Our Instru ments failed to record any disturbance of such a nature and conditions are such that there is no assignable rea son why the instruments would fail to Indicate a slipping of the earth if it really did occur. "Consequently we are of the opinion that the tremor felt was caused by Ice cracking.” Cracking of Ice in streams or rivers, when the ice is thick, according to scientists, will have the effect of creating a tremor in the earth sur rounding or supporting the ice. Army Horses Die in Fire. NEW YORK, January 7. —Twenty- two polo ponies, eight horses and seven mules were burned to death when fire destroyed the quartermaster stable on Governors Island today. Among the horses killed was the fa vorite mount of Maj. Gen. Robert Lee Bullard. • Children Held Under Occult Spell Stir Psychic Circles of West Coast B.r the Associated Press. SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 7.—Students of psychic pheno mena were evidencing Interest today in an unusual case which has affected two children of a family within the shadow of the Mission Santa Clara, where a boy and a girl have been reported under the spell of an occult Influ ence which sends them into nightly seances. The children, John Santos, 18, and his sister, Adeline, 16, last night were reported taken into the walls of Mission Santa Clara, where they were scheduled to re main until morning. The parents have refused to permit their chil dren to be seen since interest in their situation has extended be yond the community. Neighbors, however, verified the report that for seven nights Adeline and John have fallen ' under the control of apparitions. m SUNDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON, I). C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1925-THIRTY-FOUR PAGES. Senator Smith of South Carolina defied Senator Dial to "point to any act of the Democratic national party, in Congress or out, that was a repudia tion of the party principles.” "Speaking for some of the people of South Carolina," shouted Senator Smith, "nay speaking for all of the people of South Carolina, they love the Democratic party. It was their savior In time of civil strife, it has been their beacon light since that time. “The Democratic party was defeat ed, yes, but not defeated because it was not true to the principles of the party. The cause of defeat lies back of that; It comes from other sources.” When Senator Dial said he would request withdrawal of the whole speech. Senator Smith exclaimed: “Thank God for the request he has made." "I make that request,” returned Senator Dial. Senator Heflin, Democrat, Alabama, obtalnod recognition, but Senator Robinson interrupted him to say: "If the speech Is withdrawn the in cident is closed so far as I am con cerned. and it should be so far as other Senators are concerned.” "If the Senator withdraws his speech I have nothing to say," said Senator Heflin. 553 NAVY RATIO DECLAREDKEPTUP Senate Committee Says Probe Determines Alarm Is Unnecessary. After examining Secretary Wilbur and other high officials of the Navy Department, the Senate naval appro priations committee concurs in the view of the House committee that “the country need not be alarmed" about reports that the American Navy has fallen below the 6-5-3 ratio. Adopting a report similar to that of the House committee, the Senate committee declared today that with the exception of the battleship Florida, laid up for refitting, "no one can say that as to capital ships that 5-5-3 does not prevail. Cause for Alarm. "Much is heard of the Navy’s rela tive standing with respect to the navies of Great Britain and Japan," said the report. "Self-styled experts and others who cannot possibly be in a position to speak authoritatively, seemingly, with little difficulty, get Into the public prints with articles depicting us as retrograding ni vary ing degrees, and the effect has been to create quite generally the impression that our naval prestige is rapidly ■waning. The committee does not feel that the country need be alarmed." The report added that with the Florida’s boilers repaired the 5-5-3 ratio as to capital ships will pre vail. even granting that the capital ships of the other powers are "fit In all respects.” The money is available to repair the Florida’s boil ers, It was added, but the work has been delayed pending decision as to whether to convert her from a coal to an oil-burning ship. Disadvantage la Cited. The committee conceded that the United States “is at a disadvantage" in aircraft carriers, but added that conversion work now in progress would give this Government a greater modern carrier capacity than any other power, although in less modern tonnage Great Britain still will rank first. It was suggested that It was a question whether to go ahead with more carriers in the present experi mental stage of that arm of defense. Pointing out that a bill, recently passed authorized the modernization of capital ships and the construction of eight light cruisers, the report said that the present bill carries all the money that It will be "practicable” to spend during the coming fiscal year for repairing and makfing desirable improvements on ships of the fleet. BRITISH TO SINK MONARCH Battleship, Doomed by Arms Pact, to Be Target. PORTSMOUTH, England, January 7.—The battleship Monarch, the last capital shift which Great Britain scraps under the Washington treaty, was towed out of Portsmouth harbor yesterday. She will be taken to Plymouth and before the end of the month will go to sea to become a target for the vessels of the Atlantic fleet. The Monarch, from which all usable finishings have been removed, must be completely destroyed by February 1. The boy says he is under the spell of an old gray bewhiskered figure, while the girl is caught by the appearance of the ghost of an old departed family friend asking that prayers be said for him. The believers in the spiritistic influence gave the Poltergeist theory of spirit operations as an explanation for the situation. This theory is one wherein the spiritistic influence . operates through the medium of a child, according to the recognized authorities. Dr. Joseph Catton, San Fran cisco phychiatrist, was called here last night by friends of the family', but was refused admission to the Santos home. He said: "This community is a hotbed of religious enthusiasm, and the condition of the Santos children was due probably to religious frenzy. Such cases are contag ious, and this explains why brother and sister swooned at the same time.” SCHOOLBUDGETPUT UNDER 11. S. BUREAU DIRECTLYJN BILL Board Measure Takes Esti mates Out of Hands of D. C. Commissioners. EXPECTS MORE FUNDS IF PROPOSAL ADOPTED Secret Sessions by Educational Body Also Provided in Draft Sent to Congress. The District Commissioners would he precluded from handling the school budget under the.provisions of a school reorganization bill drafted by the Board of Education and sub mitted to chairmen of the Senate and House District committees today bv Mrs. Lillian Y. Herron, chairman of the committee on legislation of the school board. The bill provides that the annual school estimates be made directly to the Bureau of the Budget. By preventing the Commissioners from handling the school budget, the board Is hopeful of getting increased appropriations for the schools. Here tofore, it has not been unusual for the Commissioners to lop off $2,- 000,000 and even 83,000,000 from the school budget before submitting it to the Budget Bureau. Approved by Board. In presenting the new bill to Chair man Ball of the Senate committee and Chairman Reed of the House com mittee, Mrs. Herron pointed out that it was prepared and approved by the school board as a school reorganiza tion bill. The measure, she said, was framed on the basis of a report of the Joint Senate and House commit tees of the District, and the board i 3 deslrlous of having it introduced at the present session. Among the many provisions in the new bill is one which would give the board authority to hold conferences behind closed doors. The present law will permit secret session only to discuss the character of a school employe. Another provision would take from the District Commission ers the direction and control of funds appropriated for the schools. Provisions of Bill. The bill provides that the purchas ing officer of the District also shall be the purchasing officer of the school board; that the auditor for the Dis trict also shall be the auditor for the schools; that the expenditures of school funds be under the direction of the board; that the disbursing of ficer of the District also shall be the disbursing officer for the board; that the method of disbursements of money appropriated for payment of salaries of employes of the schools be defined by the board; that the land for schools and playgrounds be pur chased by the Commissioners on the recommendation of the board and that the Commissioners be charged with the construction of all school buildings, alterations, repairs and improvements after consultation with the board. The new bill also proposes that the business manager of the schools shall rank as assistant superintendent; that (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) FASCIST ROUND-UP OF FOESGONTINUES Alleged Anarchists Seized in Milan— Searches and Press-Muzzling Go On. By the Associated Presa. ROME, January 7.—Searches, arrests and seizures of opposition newspapers continued today in Italy as part of the measures which Premier Mussolini an nounced last Saturday in the Chamber of Deputies he would rigorously enforce to preserve order In the country and suppress the subversive elements. The police at Milan raided an an archist stronghold known as the "Ba kunin Club," arrested 10 alleged an archists and seized a quantity of im portant documents. The prefect of Milan has mobilized a section of the fascisti militia to assist the police and Cara biniers in controling disturbing ele ments. The militia is also working with the carabiniers in patroling the city. Undersecretaries Remain. All but one of the ministerial under secretaries who yesterday announced their resignations today agreed to re tain their offices. That Prclmer Mussolini, as a suc cessful revolutionary leader has the right to defend his regime against any one who wishes to overthrow it with every means In his power was declared today by one of tne most prominent Fascist leaders in an Inter view* with the Associated Press con cerning the present situation In Italy. The Fascist chief argued that Mus solini in all of his public utterances had always laid great stress on the fact that “he Is In power by virtue of a revolution which, owing to the timely intervention of the King, was comparatively bloodless, but was a revolution nevertheless.” Defends Rights of Revolt. “Mussolini is a successful revolu tionary leader," the premier’s sup porter said. “As such he has the right to defend his government against those who are trying to over throw it. The premier cannot be ac cused of not speaking his mind frankly and clearly at all times, even brutally. But even so there seem to be many people who do not under stand him. He Is misunderstood somewhat In Italy, but more espe cially abroad. "No one who looks upon the pres ent Italian situation as an ordinary political crisis can form a correct opinion of what is happening. What would have happened In France if some one, after -the French revolu (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.) > ' BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. PRESIDENT WINS i POSTAL PAY FIGHT Senate Sustains Coolidge Veto With Narrow Margin of One Vote. President Coolidge won his big 1 fight with Congress since his elec ! tlon last November when his veto of the postal pay bill was sustained late yesterday by the Senate. By a vote of 55 in favor of over ! riding the veto to 29 against, the : Senate gave the President the edge in the contest. How narrow an edge it was, how ! ever, is evident from the fact that ' had a single Senator who voted for I the President’s veto changed his vote | the veto would have been overridden | and the postal pay bill would have I passed the Senate, notwithstanding I the disapproval of the President. Twenty-eight Republicans and one | Democrat —Dial of South Carolina— | voted with the President, and twenty one Republicans, thirty-three Demo- I crats and one Farmer-Labor Senator i voted against the President. Democrat Saves Veto. In a measure it may be said that ! the President was saved from a de i feat by the single Democratic vote. | In the list of 21 Republicans who I voted against the President were i Senators who have been close sup ! porters of the President, including i Senators Moses of New Hampshire, ! McLean of Connecticut, Reed of Penn i sylvania. Edge of New Jersey, Wads worth of New York, Dale of Vermont. Scarcely had the vote been an nounced when Senator Ladd of North Dakota, one of the four insurgent Republicans who were cast out of party councils because of their oppo sition to President Coolidge during the campaign, launched an attack on the Republican caucus, defending his course, and inquiring why Republi cans who followed the Bull Moose t party in 1912 had not been so dis ciplined. Senator Edge of New Jersey, a prime mover in the oust ing of the four insurgents, sought to reply to Senator Ladd. A shower of questions from Senators Borah of Idaho and Norris of Nebraska fell upon the New Jersey Senator. Senator Borah demanded a defini tion of the test of party loyalty. Sen ator Edge replied that support of the party candidates in the campaign con stituted such a test. "Do I understand loyalty is sup porting a candidate to get him in, and - (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) WOMAN SUES BELMONT ON RENOVATING BILL Miss Talbert of Virginia Asks $335 Alleged Due Her for Housfe cleaning. Miss Hazel E. Talbert of A’ienna, Va„ a contracting renovator of homes, today filed suit in the Municipal Court to recover $335 from Perry Bel mont, prominent society leader, for placing his mansion at Eighteenth ! and R streets northwest In condition \for habitation after the absence of the owner in Europe for seven years. Miss Talbert says the amount asked rep resents a balance due under a con tract by which Mr. Belmont promised to pay $650 for the conditioning of his home. He paid $315, It Is said, leaving the balance sued for. The contract was in writing, ac cording to Attorney Godfrey L. Mun ter, representing the plaintiff. Be cause of the house being shut up so long, Miss Talbert tells the court, it was in a "very disorderly and dirty” I condition and required much effort to render it habitable. | • . BINGHAM GOES IN TODAY. Will Take Oath as Governor, Then Resign Tomorrow. HARTFORD, Conn., January 7.—001. Hiram Bingham, former Yale pro fessor, lieutenant governor and United States Senator-elect, will be ! inaugurated governor today. He expects to resign the governorship tomorrow and proceed to Washing ton to qualify as a member of the Senate, succeeding the late Frank R. Brandegee. John H. Trumbull will become lieutenant governor and governor tomorrow. Plane in Air Kills 2 in Auto Truck At Dayton Field By the Associated Tress. DAYTON, Ohio, January 7. —Two employes of Wilbur Wright flying field, near here, were instantly killed this morning when a truck in which they were riding was struck and demolished by an air plane flying over the speed course at the field. The dead: Leon C. Harness, field Inspector, and Paul Long, truck driver. Lieut. E. C. Barksdale of McCook Field was piloting the ship. He was accompanied by an observer. Both aviators escaped without a scratch. The accident is believed to be the first on record in which a ground vehicle was struck by a flying plane, resulting in fatalities. TEACHER SHOT JAN SLAIN ATWISCONSIN Mystery Shrouds Tragedy in Wounding of Roung Homan Instructor. By the Associated Press. MADISON, Wis„ January 7.—F. X. Bernard, 32, of Hibbing, Minn., is dead, and Miss Laura B. Palmer, 28. a Wis consin University romance language in structor, whose home is in La Crosse, Wis., is dying at the Madison General Hospital, as a result of a double shooting this morning in the receiv ing room of the French House. The French House is a boarding and rooming house occupied by uni versityVoman students who are tak ing romance language courses at the University of Wisconsin. Bernard's body was found on the floor by Mrs. M. Hanson, a cook at the house, shortly after she heard the report of the pistol. A bullet hole was in his right temple and a pistol was clutched in his right hand. Miss Palmer, after calling for help, collapsed in Mrs. Hanson's arms. One bullet had penetrated her right arm and another her abdomen. A letter, addressed to "Dear X," and found in Bernard's coat, is thought by— (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) WORLD COURT ISSUE TO BE TAKEN UP SOON Senate Foreign Relations Commit tee Plans Consideration of Pro posal Next Wednesday. President Coolidge's proposal for American adherence to the World Court will be taken up next Wednes day by the Senate foreign relations committee. Besides agreeing to go forward with the World Court matter the committee approved today the arbi tration treaty with Sweden. The committee may take up the ■World Court subject in open session, a somewhat unusual procedure, al though that question has not been finally determined. “Man of Mystery ” to Talk on Radio In Effort to Establish Identity By the Associated Press. NORFOLK, Va., January 7.—The powers of radio will be invoked In a novel purpose when it car ries from a local broadcasting station today the voice of Nor folk's "mystery man," who has baffled all other means of estab lishing his identity. Found straying near Cape Charles two months ago, and now believed to be a victim of aphasia, the individual who will speak over the air has In turn been a charge on immigration authorities, local police and, lastly, of charity dur ing fruitless efforts to determine . his identity. The most puzzling feature of the ease la tba man’s language, which “From Press to Home Within the Hour’* The Star’s carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. YesterJay’s Circulation, 100,706 START IS FAVORED ON POWER PROJECT House Given Favorable Re port on Great Falls Plan by District Committee. Favorable Teport to the House on the proposed hydro-electric develop ment of Great Falls through erection of a dam at Chain Bridge was or dered by the House District commit tee today. Representative Frederick N. Zihl man of Maryland made a report from the subcommittee which has been investigating the proposed develop ment and which held extensive bear ings. The Zihlman report showed four of the five members of the sub committee in favor of starting this work. Representative Thomas L. Blanton, Democrat, of Texas, was the one objecting, and he made a state ment to the committee opposing the measure principally on the ground of unconstitutionality. Meets Blanton Objection*. Representative William C. Hammer, Democrat, of North Carolina, another member of the subcommittee, argued against Mr. Blanton on the question of unconstitutionality and quoted from the testimony of Attorney Gen eral Stone. Representative Krnest W. Gibson of Vermont, also a lawyer and a member of the subcommittee, supported Representative Hammer's argument and called attention to the fact that the Attorney General had cited several cases as precedents. Representative Hammer said the question nas purely legislative, and not judicial, and that it would never be brought before the court for a decision. Answering objections from Repre sentative Underhill, who, with Repre senattive Blanton, was the only other member of the committee speaking in opposition to this legislation, Repre sentative Zihlman explained that a sinking fund would be set up to pay off all costs out of earnings and that contracts assuring such returns would be entered into before any work was undertaken. Promises His Support. Representative Stalker, Republican, of New York said that he was great ly interested in the proposed devel opment and would go a long way to see the project put through. Representative Ralph Gilbert, Dem ocrat, of Kentucky, moved that action on the report be deferred until the next meeting of the District com mittee. This motion was defeated by a vote of 6 to 5, and the same vote was recorded on the motion or dering a favorable report. Repre sentatives Gilbert and Beers of Penn sylvania, however, both called atten tion that their vote must not be taken as indicating opposition to this legislation, but merely that they wished more time to study the ques tion. Representative Gilbert expressed great interest, warning that the scenic beauty and the Potomac River bank should not be despoiled. Document In Two Parts. In his report Representative Zihl man emphasized that the Senate doc ument upon which the bill under con sideration is based, is divided into two parts. The first deals with the increase of the existing water sup ply of the District. This work is well under way and should be com pleted by 1926, Representative Zihl man said. The second part of the Senate docu (Continued on Page 2, ColumiTTT) has led to uncertainty among; linguists as to whether he speaks in an unknown tongue or his words are merely a jumble of sev eral languages he has spoken In the past. Occasional words of various languages have been caught in the man’s utterances, which otherwise have been unin telligible to experts in decipher ing. An appearance strongly indicat ing culture and refinement, de spite his condition of poverty when picked up, has heightened interest in the case. Persons In terested have arranged to broad cast his voice from station WTAR at 6 p.m. in the hope that it will be heard In some quarter that can provide a clue to the man's Identity. * TWO CENTS. ELABORATE PLANS FOR INAUGURATION GOINGTOCOOLIDGE Galliher’s Ideas to Be Laid Before Executive Today. Gala Nature Stressed. CURTIS SEES PRESIDENT ON CAPITOL CEREMONY Erection of Huge Stand for Spec tators at Inaugural Address Is Among Proposals. The ceremonies attending- the in auguration of President Coolidge will be the most pretentious since the dajs of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, according to William T. Galliher, chairman of the inaugural committee, who will lay plans for the ceremonies before the President today. Although the committees in charge will not depart from the dignity that is considered befitting the induction into office of a President of the United State, Mr. Galliher declared, he hopes to see the greatest parade that ever passed down Pennsylvania avenue when President Coolidge takes the oath of office March 4. Instead of the "severely simple’’ ceremonies that attended the ad ministering of the oath to Presidents Wilson and Harding, a great stand stretching from the Senate to the House wings of the Capitol, covering the entire east steps and capable of seating at least 8,000 dignitaries of state, official guests, diplomatic rep resentatives and other spectators may be erected. Mr. Galliher said that it is his idea to make the inauguration of Presi dent Coolidge an occasion for joy, to be participated in by the people of America, rather than shrouding it in an overabundance of forbidding dignity. Curtis Sees Coolidge. Senator Curtis of Kansas, Republi can leader of the Senate and chair man of the joint congressional in augural committee, had breakfast with the President in the White House today, and discussed with Mr. Coolidge the plan for the inaugural ceremonies. Hater Senator Curtis said that he had asked the architect of the Capi tol and other officials to compare three different plans. The first similar to the plan adopted for the Harding inauguration, at which the guests stood, with the exception of a few who had places on the small stand from which the President delivered his address; second, by calling for the erection of a stand to seat about 6.000 people, and a third, to seat 8,800 peo ple. When these plans have been prepared Senator Curtis said that he would call his committee together again to determine which should be adopted. It is understood that the President has left the matter of arrangements for the inaugural ceremonies at the Capitol largely in the hands of the joint committee, although the com mittee will follow such wishes in the matter as the President may express. May Deride Today. It is believed possible that the question of what form the inaugura tion ceremonies will take—that is. whether they will carry out the idea of simplicity truch as marked the Wilson and Harding inductions— will be decided this afternoon when President Coolidge sees Mr. Galliher. That the President wishes to allow himself considerable time for this meeting was indicated when he sent word to Mr. Galliher, who was wait ing to see him shortly before noon, that unexpected engagements had made It impossible for him to allot the conference sufficient time at that hour and requested the inaugural chairman to return at 3:30 o'clock. One of the issues to be decided will be the question of the inaugural ball. Heretofore the President has firmly vetoed all suggestions for an official inaugural bail. On the other hand, every plan submitted has called for entertainment of that character on the evening of the inauguration, and Mr. Galliher has intimated that can cellation of any kind of a ball would necessarily curtail the day’s program. Seen as Discourteous. He has pointed out that it would be discourteous to invite large numbers of persons here merely to see the pa rade, and then leave them with no means of entertainment in the evening. So far as can be learned, however, the committees in charge have not specified what kind of a ball should be held. They have, it is said, merely suggested that some such fete be ar ranged. On this basis there is a pos sibility that the President may not disapprove of holding a charity ball such as marked the evening of Pres ident Harding’s inauguration. If he vetoes an official inaugural ball and does not offer objection to the charity event, It is regarded as certain that the latter will be held. President Harding did not attend the charity ball in 1921. There is an open question, however, as to wheth er President and Mrs. Coolidge might appear at such an event for a short time, in view of the fact that it would not necessitate the rigors of stand ing in a receiving line for long and tiresome hours, such as would be nec essary at an official reception. Want Coolidge to Decide. Neither Mr. Galliher nor Senator Curtis have committed themselves one way or the other on this subject. Both wish to let the President decide the matter for himself without being embarrassed by any intimation of a choice on their part. Mr. Galliher said that the ball is probably one of the subjects to be discussed when he meets President Coolidge this afternoon. In case it is decided to have a mili tary «md civic parade, it Is said at the War Department, that the general plan of parade of previous inaugura tions undoubtedly would be followed. If precedent Is followed, Maj. Gen. John L. Hines, chief of staff of the Army, the highest ranking officer available, naturally would serve as grand marshal, and Brig. Gen. Samuel D. Rockenbach, commanding the Dis trict of Washington, would be his chief of staff and attend to all the de tails of the organization of the pro cession. At the Wilson inauguration (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) Radio Programs—Page 20.