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<U. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Rain this afternoon and early to
night, cloudy and cooler late tonight;
tomorrow fair, rising temperature.
Temperature—Highest, 77, at 3:45
p.m. yesterday: lowest, 58, at noon
today. Full report on page 9.
Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 14 and 15
X' Entered as second class matter
iNO. OV,tXK/. post office. Washington. D. C.
Associate Declares Navy Fly
er's Hop-Off Depends on
Weather Conditions To
morrow Evening.
Official Confirmation I» Lacking,
but Excitement at His Hangar
Is Evident Project Pushed
That Lindbergh May Be Present
to Witness Beginning.
By the Associated Press.
j MITCHEL FIELD, N. Y., June 14.
—A man close to the flying camp of
Comdr. Richard Evelyn Byrd, who
asked that his identity be shielded,
told the Associated Press today that,
weather permitting, Byrd will hop
off either tomorrow night or Thurs
day morning for a round-trip Eu
ropean flight, stopping in Paris only
a few hours.
This man expressed the opinion,
which he said was based on per
sonal knowledge, that the early
take-off would be made so that
Charles Lindbergh might be present
to wish luck to Byrd, just as Byrd
wished him luck when he took off.
The round trip, with brief stop-off,
had been decided on, he stated, be<-
causc it was believed Clarence Cham
berlin and Charles Levine intended
to fly home from Europe, and that,
therefore, a one-way flight would no
longer have any great savoi* of orig
Admits Early Start.
Met by an Associated Press reporter
In the Lindbergh crowd yesterday,
Comdr. Byrd said that he was plan
ning to leave lor Paris soon, but not
until after the first flush of the cele
bration for Lindbergh. Because he
is scheduled to receive an honorary
degree from a university Wednesday,
it was supposed that the flight would
\* postponed end «#*4He
week, but today it was said that
weather was the only thing that could
now delay the take-ofT tomorrow night
or early Thursday morning.
Grover Whalen, speaking over the
telephone for Rodman Wanamaker,
financial backer of the Byrd flight;
declined either to deny or confirm the
report of a round-trip flight. He said
he could not comment on the report
in any way at the time and that there
was no statement to be given out con
cerning the Byrd plans just now.
Mechanics Keep Silent.
At the Byrd hangar at Roosevelt
Field mechanics professed ignorance
about the plans for a round-trip flight,
but there seemed to be a feeling of
excitement and secrecy about the
hangar which suggested that some
thing unusual was in the air.
The tri-motored Fokker “America,”
which will be manned by Byrd, George
Noville and Bert Acosta, who, with
Chamberlin, holds the world record
for endurance flying, was said to be in
readiness for a hop-off whenever it
should be decided to leave.
James Kimball of the Weather
Bureau of New York, questioned by
telephone concerning atmospheric
conditions, said that, as he had been
given to understand that Byrd would
not leave before the end of the week,
he had taken no steps to compile
weather charts. He had no data, he
said, concerning probable conditions
for the other side of the ocean, but on
this side there was stormy weather
which would not ’be favorable for
It was learned here this afternoon
that the food decided on for a trans
atlantic .flight had been stowed aboard
the America and that the gas tanks
were filled. The light landing gear had
also been changed for the transatlan
tic wheels, indicating that no more
test flying was planned before the
Byrd Declines to Comment on Nature
of Flight Planned.
NEW YORK. June 14 OP).—Com
menting on a report that he planned
to hop off for France tomorrow night
or early Thursday morning, Comdr.
Richard E. Byrd said this afternoon
that he would not leave until the
weather was propitious. He declined
to comment on the report that his
projected flight would be a round trip,
with only a brief stop in Paris.
Held for Mental Examination,
However—Search Is Continued
for Murderer.
By the Associated Press.
WINNEPEG, Manitoba, June 14.
The man arrested at Raeburn, Mani
toba, and brought back to Winnipeg
last night is not the “strangler”
sought as the slayer of a woman and
a git! in this city. He was closely in
terrogated by the police late last
right, after which one of the officials
, stated he was not the man sought.
He is held, however, pending examina
tion of his mental condition.
Meanwhile, the search for the
‘•strangler’' is l»cing pressed by every
agency at the command of the author
ities. He is believed not only to be
the slayer of Mrs. Emily Patterson,
1 27. and Lola Cowan, 14. both of this
city, but also to have been responsible
for the deaths of a number of women
in the United States.
The search is centering particularly
about the Hutterite settlement, a
short distance from Headingly. Blood
hounds have been sent there from
ilwinnipeg. „
Terms Welcome Wonderful and Says He
j Never Expected Anything Like
• It —Describes Scenes.
NEW YORK, June 14.—1 never expected anything like it.
People told me that the New York reception would be the biggest of
. all. but I had no idea it was going to be so much overwhelming than all the
others. I simply cannot find words to describe my feelings. All I can say
I is that the welcome was wonderful, wonderful!
1 Perhaps in a few days, maybe a week, I will be able to give a clear ac
count of how I felt, but just now, at the close of one of the outstanding
’ days of my life, my mind is ablaze with noise—oh, terrific noise—oceans of
upturned friendly faces and an electric sort of something that can hardly
be described.
There was one thing, however, which stood out during the whole
day—perhaps it explains that electric feeling—and that was a distinct im
pression that the millions of people, massed from the Battery to Central
Park, were really friends of mine. There was a friendly ring to their voices
i which made me foe! good.
An Amazing Reception.
As I said in the beginning, I never dreamed of such an amazing re
ception. and now that my first day in New York has come to a close, J
am beginning to appreciate what my flight has meant for aviation, and
while this welcome was for me personally, I know it is going to help
center the attention of the public upon aeronautics, and 1 hope to keep it
there long enough to do a lot of permanent good.
As a general rule, I suppose. I am
a fairly calm sort of fellow, but when
the Macom reached Battery Park and
I saw that crowd I admit I was deep
ly moved. New York is a great city
and only New York could have pro
duced such a welcome.
Salt moisture which got into my
Machine Crashes Soon After
Start on 4,400-Mile
Trip to India.
By the Awooiated Press.
LE BOURGET, France, June 14.
Capt. Georges Pelletier Doisy, noted
French long-distance aviator, and his
navigator, M. Gonin, narrowly escaped
death today when their heavily loaded
plane hopping off on a flight to
Karachi, India, crashed about 2 miles
from here and was destroyed by fire.
The French plane, heavily . loaded
for the 4,400-mile trip by which the
air men had hoped to break the
record aet up by Clarence D. Chamber
lin on hia New York-to-Germany
flight in the Bellapca plane Columbia,
tvaa unable to get much altitude after
It had tafeen off and nosed downward
a fi#- minutes after leaving lie
The moment the plade struck the
ground the two aviators leaped from
the cockpit unhurt. An explosion
followed scarcely a moment later. ’’The
burning S.OOO liters of gasoline car
ried for. the flight quickly destroyed
the plane.
Sees Reconstruction Long-
Drawn-Out Problem, Re
quiring Close Study.
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
FROM JACKSON. Miss., June 14.
Reconstruction of the devastated Mis
sissippi Valley will be a long-drawn
out problem, requiring months of ex
acting study and determined effort,
Secretary Hoover declared today in
giving to The Star's correspondent a
formal resume of impressions gained
during his extensive inspection tour
just ending.
New floods In Missouri, Arkansas,
Mississippi and Louisiana have
balked relief authorities in their
movement for early rehabilitation and
reconstruction of the flood-stricken
South, and the Secretary, as a result
today decided to postpone his active
reconstruction survey for about ten
days or two weeks. The trip just
completed through the. four States
mentioned was to have been in be
half of reconstruction, but the June
rise along the Mississippi interrupted
the plans.
Secretary Gives Resume,
During the journey from Missouri
to the Gulf, however, it was possible
to map out a preliminary reconstruc
tion program, which will be put into
effect as soon as the water drains off
the flooded territory.
"You can’t talk much about build
ing houses and rehabilitating the peo
ple while water continues to wash
around them,” Mr. Hoover remarked.
The water is receding rapidly toward
the north, he added.
Mr. Hoover’s resume, dictated espe
cially for The Star, follows:
“The flood is rapidly passing into
the final stages. We have demob
ilized the whole of the rescue organ
ization, as the spread of the flood is
now over,, except for the setback due
to the normal Spring rise. The water
is rapidly draining off in the States to
the north and replanting is under way.
Except foe Louisiana the great major
ity of the people are already at their
homes. It will be another month be
fore they can return In Louisiana. Re
construction will require some months
of active work. A large amount of
animals and stock must be replaced,
furniture and homes rebuilt.
Hears Mississippi Reports.
"The organization of the reconstruc
tion measures is now completed in
every State and I believe will carry
through as successfully as the organ
ization has carried through the two
previous stages of rescue and of get
' ting the people out.”
Mr. Hoover completed his "swing”
[ around the flood area by hearing
reports on Mississippi's problems at
1 a series of conferences yesterday.
, Tlie situation in Mississippi remains
acute, especially in the counties bor*
‘ deling the river, he found. Repre
■ I g p ntatives of relief agencies in 14
on Page 3, Column 5,j
* , y*'
Mht Itoeuina JMaf.
i plane during my trip over on the
, Memphis prevented me from arriving
. in the Spirit of St. Louis. I was ter
-1 ribly disappointed, for I had counted
• on flying back in the same plane in
r which I had taken off for Paris three
. weeks ago.
At the last minute I saw It would
r (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
‘ Defending Title Holder Finds
Varieties of Trouble in Open
By the Associated Press.
OAKMONT, Pa., June 14.—Finding
varieties of trouble after a flashy get
away, Bobby Jones, the defending title
holder, wound up with a 76. four over
par, for the first 18 holes of the 72-
hole American open golf champion
ship hunt today.
Harry Cooper of Sacramento. Calif.,
finishing a few minutes behind Jones,
scored 74, two strokes below the cham
pion. and gained a temporary lead
over the field. Cooper, like Jones,
needed 39 to get home after going
ous in 3j>, two under par.
An "eagle” 3 on the par 5 first hole
sent the Atlanta amateur-away flying,
but he begin finding difficulties oft the
fourth hole, where he took three ehots
in a sand trap. From then on he had
periodic lapses, particularly with ills
approaches, and only some sensation
al putting saved him from compiling
a higher score. The champion had
four single-putt greens on the out
ward nine and two coming home,
ranging 10 to 35 feet.
After making the turn even with
par Jones went steadily until the fif
teenth, where he took a 6, two over
par, losing another stroke to pgr on
the sixteenth and a fourth on the
home green, where he required three
Jones Starts in Rain.
Under leaden skies and over a
course made soggy by a steady rain,
Jones began the defense of Jiis title.
Setting the pace for the field on the
first 18-hole* round of the 72-hole
grind, Jones was the first star to get
The champion was off brilliantly
with an eagle 3 on the first hole. He
shot a 225-yard brassie to the green
and holed a 35-foot putt. His playing
partner, George Underwood, took a
par 5.
The rain kept the gallery down to
a mere handful. There were more
marshals than spectators.
Jones missed a birdie 3 by inches
on the 363-yard second, holing for a
par 4. He also was down in par 4 on
the 428-yard third, his first putt stop
ping an inch wide of the cup.
The Atlanta ace was banging his
second shots, wood or iron, to the
greens with deadly accuracy.
On the 536-yard fourth, Bobby’s sec
ond shot, a brassie, found the edge
of a trap just off the green. The hall
was in heavy sand and Jones struck
disaster for the first time, taking three
niblick shots before excavating out of
one trap, then another and onto the
green. He recovered by sinking a 15-
foot putt for a6, one over par. This
left him one under perfect figures for
the four holes.
Tutting Is Uncanny.
Uncanny putting again saved Jones
on the fifth, where he sank a 10-footer,
after being over the green on his
Underwood was 5,5, 4,5, 5 for the
first five holes, 3 strokes back of
On the sixth, after hooking His iron
behind a trap, Jones lofted his second
. within 10 feet of the cup and sank
, the putt for a par 3;
After a fine pitch to the seventh
green, Jones overran the cup by' six
feet on his first putt and missed com
ing back, taking 5. one over par.
He Jrove the 253-yard eighth green
and holed out for his 3 to stay even
with par.
The ninth hole was made in par 5.
His card:
Out—3, 4, 4. 6,4, 3,5, 3, 5—37.
, It was raining harder as Jones
started the homeward nine. He took
’ a 5,1 over par, for the tenth, after
putting his drive in a trap, and made
his par 4 on the eleventh with the aid
1 of a seven-foot putt.
Even With Par Again.
The champion got his pa t 5 on the
621-yard twelfth, although pitching
short. On the short thirteenth le
holed a 12-footer for a birdie 2 that
made him even with par ago* .
Bobby had a 275-yard drive on the
fourteenth and pitched to ■within 10
feet from the cup, but overran and
took 4.
Runs Into Difficulties.
Jones found all kinds of trouble on
the fifteenth, hooking his drive to a
trap, requiring two more shots to
reach the green and taking three
putts for a6, two over par. He lost
another shot to par on the 234-yard
sixteenth, when his chip was 15 feet
short. He took 4.
Bobby’s pitch to the seventeenth
again was off the line, but he got
down in the regulation 4.
Jones was on the edge of the eight
eenth green with hie iron second shot.
He went 7 feet helond the cup
“’fflmtlnued'on Page 2, Column 7.)~~
Will Take Off Friday Morning
if He Decides to Leave
From Capital.
Flyer Reiterates Decision Not to
Commercialize Achievement.
.. Hopes to See Byrd Off.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, June 14.—Whether
Cot. Charles A. Lindbergh will fly his
own plane back to St. Louis from
Washington or Mitchel Field at the
conclusion of the New York celebra
tion was still undetermined today. If
he decides to hop off from Washing
ton. where the Spirit of St. Louis still
awaits him, he will go to the Capital
by train from this city, probably Fri
day morning.
Receiving newspaper reporters in
his temporary Park avenue home to
day, Col. Lindbergh said no decision
had been made regarding the return
trip, but that a choice between the
two points of departure would be
made later.
Plans Tour in Plane.
Lindbergh is considering a tour of
many of the Cities of the country in
his plane. If he decides to make it
the trip wiil be undertaken solely with
a view to stimulating interest in avia
tion at a time when every one is talk
ing of airplanes and aviators. His
itinerary for such a tour, should it be
undertaken, has not even been sketch
ed, the colonel said, but he believes
it might be helpful to the cause for
which he made his long hop. He also
said that the route of his flight to St.
Louis was not yet decided on.
Asked whether he planned to accept
any of the “big-money” offers that
have been made him by various com
mercial interests, Lindbergh replied:
"Why, I thought I had made myself
clear on that point some time ago.
My decision still stands.”
While still abroad he had announced
that he was primarily a flyer and
that he would not be tempted by flat
tering contracts.
Will Not Discuss Himself.
Leaning against the mahogany
sideboard, with a vase of pink peonies
behind him, the idolized aviator faced
his questioners with a "Good morn
ing, gentlemen.” He was wearing
'ttrrdaHrbtwe suit w4H» peaclL*i*»*H*
that he wore through the tumultu
oua festivities of yesterday. In his
lapel was the ribbon of the American
Flying Corps.
The first question concerned his
business plans, but he had “nothing
definite” to say regarding them. Then
some one asked how it felt to be the
“most famous man in the country.”
"Oh, I don’t want to go into the
personal part,” he replied, shifting a
trifle unea»ily as he looked his ques
tioner straight in the eye.
Several times the reporters tried to
get him to say something about him
self, but the answer, quick as a flash,
was always, "Please, nothing person
al." "
He was a hit shy, it seemed, as the
questions came, but he met all queries
with crisp confidence and assurance,
glancing around the green-walled room
occasionally, but ever peady with an
“Will you go on home from here?
Some one wanted to know.
“St. Louis is my home,” he replied.
“I shall go there.”
No Time for Shopping.
“.Did you bring back anything from
Euroi>eV” , , .
“No, I didn’t have time for much
shopping.” , , ...
“Will your mother fly back with
you?” .
••Well, hardly.” was the smiling
answer. “The plane won’t hold two.”
“What was the biggest thrill you
got yesterday?” . . „ , ,
Lindbergh guessed that you fel
lows” could answer that.
“What do you think of Mayor
Walker and Gov. Smith?”
“Oh, I don’t care to go into any
thing like that."
“Do you think that your reception
in France was a tribute to you or to
the American people?”
“Oh, it wasn’t intended as a dem
onstration for me. .It was a demon
stration of French friendship toward
this country.”
Hopes to See Byrd Off.
Asked if he would see Comdr. Byrd
hop off In the event that aviator de
cided to try for Europe this week.
Lindbergh replied;
“I should ver/ much like to see
Comdr. Byrd off. But, of course, it
isn’t possible for mm to set a definite
date. The weather will settle that. A
flight by Byrd would be a great step
in the advancement of transatlantic
The colonel complimented Chamber
lin, who, he recalled, had run “into
some pretty had weather” and had
“put his ship across under great diffi
“And, remember,” he added, “he
broke the long distance record.” \
Visits Friends at Fields.
Col. Lindbergh made a flying trip—
by automobile —to Mitchel and Curtiss
flying fields, on Long Island, early to
day to pay an informal call on his
friends, the pilots, mechanics and of
ficers who helped in his preparations
for his New York-to-Paris hop.
Slipping out of the Park avenue
apartment, where he and his mother
hud spent the night, Lindbergh got
away about 7 o’clock, before the first
newspaper reporters had arrived. He
rode in the car of “Casey” Jones, Cur
tiss test pilot, and “Casey” himself
was at the wheel.
A hard rain, which later necessi
tated abandonment of the school chil
dren’s welcome celebration scheduled
for Central Park this afternoon, did
not prevent the colonel from carry
ing out his wish to thank "the fel
lows” of the air fields for their cour
tesies not only at the time of his take
off but on his arrival at Mitchel Field
front Washington yesterday.
Chats With Pilots.
He paid his respects to Maj. David
son. in charge of operations at
Mitchel Field, and then, as “just an
other pilot," he chatted with members
of the operating force, all of whom
hurried to shake his hand. One of his
acts was to autograph the funnel
through which, jtod been poured ths
{Continued on JPage 2, Column 4.)
FLAG DAY, 1927.
Plane That Conquered Atlantic in Perfect
Running Order and Under Heavy
Guard at Naval Air Station.
With the Spirit of St. Louis in per
fect running order and Safely tucked
away under heavy guard in the ’ind
plane bang • of the Naval Air Station
at Anacostia, naval aviators today
were awaiting word from Col. Charles
A. Lindbergh in New York as to the
disposition of the plane.
Un itil noon today they hnd re
ceived no word directly or indirectly
from C Lindbergh on the question
of whether he would call for .the plane
personally pad fly it to St.'Louis or
whether the plane would be ~ent to
New either by rail or through
the air. Naval airmen at the station,
however, were Inclined to believe that
Col. Lindbergh -.votrld rc' irft to Wash
-1 4M9Umi’ hr Hhe Army pursuit piano
which w<*s placed at his disposal and
make his triumphant entry Into St.
Unions to Make Possible
Completion of Tribute in
Original Form.
Complete success In the District of
Columbia War Memorial campaign
was announced today by Newbold
Noyes, chairman of the memorial
campaign, as a result of a program
adopted by organized labor in Wash*
lngto nto send the building fund over
the top by October 1.
Final action was taken by the
Washington Central Labor Union last
night, it was reported to campaign
headquarters by Frank J. Colman, sec
retary of the organization, whereby
the regular machinery of the W ash
ington Central Labor Union, under
the personal supervision of William
Green, president of the American fed
eration of Labor, will make possible
the District memorial in its original
complete form—d Doric temple in lo
tomac Park. , ...
The campaigns last year and this
year have resulted iu collecting SI4J,-
938, according to figures at campaign
headquarters, and the pledge of or
ganized labor will now bring to realiza
tion the temple, by finishing the fund.
No definite goal has lieen set, but the
enthusiasm and patriotism evident in
making all plans for the labor
program led Secretary Coleman to
predict confidently that the SO.OUO
persons in the labor movement ot
Washington will furnish at least
Plans Are Approved.
The Central Labor Union at Us
meeting last night unanimously ap
proved the plans prepared by the
executive board, as reported by
Coleman. Orders have gone forward
todav for preparation of the folders
and distinctive buttons which will be
used. Within a week or ten days
now, it is expected, the movement
will be well under way collecting con
tributions through the local unions.
The fol’ors are to have appropriate
statements cot., .rning the purpose foi
which the contributions are to be
made, the name of the local which
gets credit and 100 lines on each fold
er for signatures and the amounts con
tributed. The buttons will lie of dark
green color, bearing a picture of the
proposed memorial in white, and the
words “Washington C. L. U.” around
the circumference of the face of the
button. Each contributor will be pre
sented by his union official with one of
the buttons.
Final action by the Central Labor
L.-ion culminated a movement, which
has bejn under way since Ma. 14,
when President Green of the Amer;.*\n i
Federation of Labor, telegraphed
Fran! B. Noyes, chairman of the
memorial commission, his approval of
tho subject, with vccomr- , ''»'.dation that
organized labo in Washington "ren
d,> all assistance oos-jible, both finan
cial!/ and morally."
Indorsement Is Voted.
At a meeting of the Central Labor
Union May 23 a resolution by Mr.
Coleman that the memorial be ap
proved and that organized labor here
take up the matter of sending the
fund over the top was unanimously
approved. Special sessions .of the ex
ecutive board, which %Vha authorised
to act, were held with President GreCn
(Continued on Page 2, Column 1.)
Louis in his transatlantic plane
> Naval mechanics yesterday after
noon replaced the defective cam fol
lower and guide and gave the engine
a thorough test. It functioned perfect
ly and was then stowed away under
guard for safe protection until its pilot
makes known the disposition of it.
The* cracked cam follower develop
ed in the engine yesterday morning
as Col. Lindbergh was warming It up
preparatory to flying it to New York.
By the size of the defect experienced
mechanics on parts of that type en
gine believed the crack developed in
Europe while the plane was being
flown between Paris and London, or
in the closing vUgeg of tho non-stop
Paris flight.
Kenneth Lane of the Wright
nautical Corporation, builders of the
(Continued on Page 2, Column 5.)
Co-ordinating Committee Will
Recommend Continuation
to District Line.
Extension of Fourteenth street from
Kalmia road to the District line was
approved today by the co-ordinating
committee of the National Capital
Park and Planning Commission, and
a recommendation to this effect will
be sent to the District Commission
ers. The committee did not consider
the question of opening the highway
through the Walter Reed Hospital
grounds, but pointed out that it should
be a through street from Alaska ave
nue to the District line.
This highway is now opened and
graded between Alaska avenue and
Kalmia road, but north of the latter
street and to the District line it is
not provided for in the highway plan.
The co-ordinators were of the belief
that the increase in traffic should be
provided for by another highway to
parallel Sixteenth street in this sec
The co-ordinating committee also
decided to recommend to the Com
missioners that Wyoming avenue be
tween T street and Ridge road be
eliminated from tho highway plan.
This stretch is about a mile and a
quarter long, a large part of it lying
in the Glover Parkway. Thtj commit
tee was of the opinion that it would
be impractical to open it as it is at
present laid down on the highway plan
and that it would serve no good pur
Bucky Harris Calls Off Series Final
With White Sox—Nats Idle
Another game was added to the list
of contests to be played off later this
Summer when Bucky Harris called off
today’s scheduled series final game
with the Chicago White Sox.
Rain, making the field too soggy for
play, caused Manager Harris' decision.
The Griffmen will idle tomorrow, as
the White Sox have a tilt scheduled
with Philadelphia and the date is an
open one on the home club’s schedule.
Thursday the Nats will get back into
play when the Detroit Tigers come
here for their first visit of the season.
Herrick to Visit Capital.
Myron T. Herrick, United States
Ambassador to France, has been
grunted leave of absence to visit the
United States. He will leave Paris
June 22. During his vacation .he wilt
come here and confer with Secretary
Kellogg regarding the proposition
made to him personally by Foreign
Minister Briand looking to the negotia
tion of a permanent treaty of peace
and amity between France and the
United States.
R ”‘”F o!r "- p “ c "
Means Associated Press.
Should Cease Propaganda
Abroad, Stresemann Is
Quoted as Saying.
■ By the Asiociated Pres*.
GENEVA, Switzerland. June 14. —
1 German newspaper correspondents,
' after interviewing Foreign Minister
Stresemann today, telegraphed Berlin
that Germany had decided to warn
. Soviet Russia that it was advisable
to bring to an end Communistic pro
i paganda in other countries.
The German foreign minister was
; quoted as saving it was “a great pity”
that Soviet Russia did unwise things
i which strengthened the hands of her
; enemies. He believed, however, that
• responsible persons in other countries
I did not wish to break with Russia,
though hotheads in some of them were
N demanding extreme measures.
WARSAW. June '4 (/P).—The
Polish newspapers, commenting upon
Russia’s demands upon Poland grow
ing out of the assassination of Peter
Voikoff, Soviet minister in Warsaw,
are unanimous in taking the position
yesterday that Poland has done every
thing possible to meet the assassina
tion situation properly.
The papers declare that Russia’s
demand that Poland expel anti-Soviet
refugees should be conditional upon
Russia’s expelling the Third Interna
tionale, whose activities are described
as anti-Polish.
As for the Soviet charges of British
anti-Soviet activities contained in
Russia’s original note, Poland cannot
allow herself to be drawn into a
controversy with Russia concerning
actions of the British government, the
papers declare, adding that the best
way of not adding fuel to the fire is
to refrain from a useless dispute
leading nowhere.
By Radio to The Star and Chicago Daily
News. Copyright, 102?.
PARIS, June 14.—The French gov
ernment is informed that the interior
situation in Russia once more is
causing great anxiety to the Stalin
regime. It is declared the separation
movements in the Ukraine and the
Caucasus are still active, that the
peasants are generally discontented
and that Trotsky, Zeinoviev and
other leaders of the minority move
ment are gaining ground.
Stalin heretofore has been consid
ered a moderating influence among
th’e bolshevists. His abrupt resort to
warfare propagnnda, wholesale execu
tions and the open support of the
Third Internationale's permanent con
spiracy for world revolution Is believed
to be due to a desire to create diver
sion from interior troubles and unify
the country by the classic method of
'exciting Xenophobia.
Some observers think Stalin has
lost his head completely since the
Anglo-Russian rupture. The French
public, which delights in paradoxes,
observes with irony that the world's
only anti-capitalist state has been try
ing vainly for years to obtain support
from foreign capital and that the
country which maintains a great
active permanent conspiracy against
all countries now indignantly demands
that Poland expel the reactionary
anti-Soviet plotters.
Distress Signals in Form of Flares
Reported Seen in North
ern Quebec.
By the Associated Press.
QUEBEC, June 14. —The possibility
that Capts. Charles Nungesser and
Francois Coll, missing French trans- I
atlantic aviators, may he stranded In
the north of the Province of Quebec i
was raised today by -eceipt of a tele- '
gram at the Parliament Building from
a forestry employe at St. Germain :
township, north of the Saguenay
The man stated that for half an
hour on Sunday night, beginning at
about 8 o’clock standard time, distress !
signals in the form of flares, sent up .
at Intervals of about three minutes,
were seen in the mountains north of 1
the township. The flares were seen 1
by four persons. J
The flares use«d were modern ones, 1
and it is pointed out that the Indians ]
or trappers in that region would light 1
only fires in case of distress. 1
The Quebec government is exerting
every effort to obtain more informa- ‘
tion on the matter os speedily as !

The only evening paper
in Washington with the
Associated Press news
Yesterday's Circulation, 104,64$
Declares in Hammond, Ind.,
Speech Country Lags Be
hind Proper Schedule.
Chief Executive Leaves Vacation
Train to Dedicate Park to
War Dead.
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
HAMMOND, Ind., June 14.—Warm
ly praising the citizens of America for
their loyalty and patriotism and their
contriliutions to the wonderful • ad
vancement of the United States, Presi
dent Coolidge, in an address before
a huge gathering near here today, de
clared that the security of tho future
of this Nation depends upon the in
dustry, the devotion and the character
of the people themselves.
The occasion of the President's ad
dress today was the dedication of
Wicker Park, about six miles from
this city, in the heart of the famous
Calumet industrial district. This park,
which was dedicated as a memorial
to the World War veterans of Ham
mond, East Chicago and Whiting, is
intended to be a future playground
for the people of these three thriving
cities, which are situated so closely
together as to strongly suggest that
they are all one big city. The Presi
dent’s motor ride from the railroad
station at Hammond carried him
through these cities before the scene
of the dedication was reached. More
than 10 miles was covered during this
ride, and the President was enthusias
tically greeted along the way.
At the conclusion of the President’s
speech he hurried to his special train
and resumed his journey to the Black
Hills, where he is to spend the Sum
Text of Speech.
The text of the President's speech
‘‘This section represents a phase of
i life which is typically American. A
few short years ago it was an unin
habited area of sand and plain. To
i day it is a great industrial metropolis.
The people of this region have been
i creating one of the most fascinating
• epics. The fame of it, reaching to al
most every quarter of the globe, has
i drawn hither the energetic pioneer
, spirits of many different Taces, all
i eager to contribute their share and to
receive in return the abundant re
wards which advancing enterprise can
“When your eminent Representative
i in Congress, Will R, Wood, who has
long served this district with so much
ability and fidelity, supported by your
two distinguished Senators, called
upon me with a company of nearly 90
of your prominent citizens to invits
me to be present at the dedication of
Wicker , Memorial Park, the appeal
which this occasion made became irre
sistible. Here are communities in
spired with a strong civic spirit mov
ing majestically forward, serving
themselves and their fellow men.
Here ip life and light and liberty.
Here is a common purpose—working,
organizing, thinking, building for
“While the North Township of Lake
County, Ind., may not pay tribute to
antiquity, it has a freshness and a
vigor that makes it all the more in
spiring. When the Puritan and cava
lier were settling on the Atlantic sea
board, laying the foundations of our
Republio, this region was almost un
known. A few venturesome explorer*
passing over it had left it to remain
the haunt at the wild life and tho
savage tribes of the midcontinent.
For a long period it was claimed as
a part of the French dominions. It
was not until the treaty of Paris in
1763 brought to a close the Seven
Years’ War that it passed under Eng
lish rule.
Northwest Territory.
“For a century and a quarter it
remained almost virgin wilderness un
til Congress organized the Northwest
Territory by the act of 1787. The
Pottawatomie Indians occupied this
locality until they were removed be
yond the Mississippi in 1836. While
white settlers began to arrive early
in the nineteenth century, and as
early as 1833 a stage route ran along
the bank cf Lake Michigan from De
troit to CLjcago, this immediate local
ity remained sufficiently unoccupied,
so that between 1855 and 1860 several
thousand acres of land were bought
for §1.25 an acre, and sufficiently wild
so that it is related that as late as
1884 one trapper caught as many as
1,500 muskrat and mink along the
banks of the Calumet River. When a
large plant was built in Whiting for
the refilling and storage of petroleum
in 1889 not more than half a dozen
small houses were located there.
When George H. Hammond started a
packing plant in the town which bears
his name, about 1873, the place had
few inhabitants. There were only
1,200 people in East Chicago when it
was incorporated in 1893.
“From these meager beginnings
these three cities, which, with the vil
lages of Munster and Highland, make
up the North Township, now have a
population of more than 150,00 V They
have become a great manufacturing
center of steel products, railroad
equipment, motor trucks, machinery,
refined oil and chemicals. Their as
sessed valuation is nearing §200,000.-
000. Tho value of improvements com
pleted within the last year, now under
way and projected amounts to more
than §325,000,000. To the east is the
city of Gary, with its immense steel
plants and a population thought to
exceed 100,000 people and an annual
pay roil of scores of millions of dol
lars. Such a rapid development, now
rivaling many of our oldest cities. Is
difficult to comprehend. It is incon
ceivable that it could take place in
any land but America.
Intellectual Development.
“Along with the growth of the ma
terial side of life has gone the growth
of the intellectual side of community
life. While factories have been build
ing, schools and libraries have fol
lowed. It is reported that a scientific
survey made of one of these cities to
determine what improvements could
bo suggested found the standardr and
administration of the pnblic school
system so admirable that there ap
peared to be nothing to criticize.
“Location has been of considerable
importance In this development. This
area lies at the southern extremity of
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