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<U 8 W.ather Bureau Forecast.!
Fair today and tomorrow. Slightly
warmer tomorrow. Temperature—
Highest, S 3, at 2 p.m. yesterday. Low
est. 72. at 10 p.m. yesterday.
Full report on page 7.
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Delegation Prepared to Fight
I for American Proposals
on Naval Limitation.

Increase in Cruiser Tonnage Only
Concession Possible, View of
Officials Here.
Satisfied that the American pro
posals for further naval limitation are
fair, the administration and the
. American delegation at the Geneva
1 conference are prepared to go to the
• mat. for them.
Equally satisfied that the British
proposals for naval limitation are
I calculated to give the British su
, premacy on the sea, the Americans
| *re prepared to quit the conference
! unless the British modify their de
• mands.
For five weeks the American dele
i gation, hacked by the administration,
[has endeavored to show to the
|British delegation at Geneva and to
j the British government in London
■that the United States will not yield
j»n the matter of naval equality.
Bound up in the matter of naval
'equality are types of cruisers required
hv the United States because of its
lack of naval bases, types that permit
a greater cruising radius, and naval
bases themselves, not to mention the
merchant marine capable of conver-
I sion for war purposes in time of
i emergency.
Willing to Increase Tonnage.
! The Americans are willing to agree
ito an increase in the matter of
cruiser tonnage, and thus meet the
! British half way in that matter,
i Thev are unwilling, on the other
! hand, to agree to limitations in size
i and armament of cruisers beyond
| those set at the Washington confer
i once in 1922. To accept the British
1 proposals in this regard at once hands
| over to the British the naval
| superiority which they say they do
jnot seek.
The British cabinet is to meet
■ gain tomorrow with the two princi
pal British delegates to the naval con
| ference, it is reported here. Much
j hangs in the balance. If the British
delegates return to Geneva ready to
island by the proposals so far ad
vanced by them, the probabilities are
the conference will break up quickly.
There are indications that if the
! conference fails, the British effort will
Ibe to lay the blame on the United
l states. American authorities, how
i «ver, believe that this cannot success
fully be accomplished. They point
lout that the American proposals for
limitation of auxiliary craft, includ
ing cruisers, destroyers and sub
marines, embodied the principles laid
Idown at the Washington conference
,and which were then declared to be
satisfactory both to the British and to
I the Japanese. If these American pro
posals were adopted they would in
i sure definite limitation, economy and
the avoidance of competitive naval
building programs in auxiliary craft.
British Oppose U. S. Proposals.
The American delegation proposed
(that the United States and Britain
! ehould be allowed each from 250,000 to
1300,000 tons of cruiser-tonnage. This
j did not meet with the approval of the
; British. They placed their cruiser re
i quirements as high as 590,000 tons.
' The American delegation also pro
posed that each country lay down the
type of cruiser suited to its needs, so
j long as the vessels did not exceed
10,000 tons each or carry guns greater
[•than 8-inch caliber, limitations im
posed by the Washington naval limi
■ tatlon treaty.
, The British have objected to this
latter proposal, too, insisting that the
! size of the cruisers be restricted
‘largely to the type that best meets
their own needs and that be armed
' -with guns no greater than 6-inch
(caliber. If the 6-inch guns were
(adopted as the standard for cruisers, it
i would make available, as auxiliary
[cruisers in time of war, the fast ves
■»els of their merchant service, in which
they vastly outnumber the United
i Tne American delegation has sought
jto meet the British halfway in the
| matter of cruiser tonnage, indicating
i they would be willing to agree to
1 400,U00 tons for the British and for
ithe United States. Beyond this they
have been unwilling to go at a confer
ence, which was called for limitation
of naval armaments and not for ex
Insist on Superiority.
The United States, at the Washing
, ton conference, made great sacrifices
[in capital ships built and building in
older that competition in the con
‘ struction of that type of warship
I Bhould be halted. Definite limitation
i in relative naval strengths was estab
i Hshed on the 55 —3 ratio for the
I United States, Great Britain and
| Japan, respectively. The British,
however, at Geneva, so far have
• shown no willingness to further a
(similar plan for auxiliary naval craft.
[The British today have a superiority
lin eruisers, in merchant marine and
[in naval bases. They have insisted
(upon proposals that not only would
(make certain a continuance of this
! superiority, but would even widen the
I existing difference between themselves
1 and others. .
The proposals of the British, when
I examined, raise the question against
whom the British must prepare a fleet
<of cruisers approaching their strength
this class of vessel prior to the
World War. The British have dis
claimed the thought of any possible
difference ever arising between Britain
'and the United States. Yet the British
'are insisting upon a type of cruiser
"A hat is unsuited to American needs,
ibui is advantageous to their own. The
, ‘'British have so far been unwilling to
[ grant freedom of action in respect to
‘ the size ar.d armament of cruisers to
the United States under the terms of
the treaty negotiated at Washington.
[.There also has been the suggestion
! that, the British were willing to grant
, to Japan an equality in submarines
. with herself and the United States.
What becomes of the 5 —5—3 ratio of
[ naval strength under such a proposi
,Y The position and responsibilities of
\ (Continued on Pasre 3, Column 3.)

Entered as second class matter
post office. Washington, D. C.
I Movement Would Stop Tampering With
1 Human Body By Self-Styled "Phy
sicians" Found to Be Unfitted.
, | SOTF. This i* the Inst nt sir article* riea’inn tnlh condition* in Vathinalon
I uhirh a’io’i' anyhnrin to practice upon the human body and diagnose human Hint**,
providing he does not picscribe medicine vse. the knife or assume the title of M. D.
What is the practice of medicine?
The legal definition of the term is that the practice of medicine involves
the use of drugs and surgery. Therefore, those who do not give drugs or
use the knife do not practice medicine and thus escape all the barriers
slowly built up through the years by the doctors of medicine to protect them
■ selves and the public from the charlatan and the quack. So much emphasis
■ has been placed by the public upon the need for higher standards in medicine
that the profession has raised a wall, found extremely difficult to scale even
by those who are qualified, and which has kept out, at the same time, the
witches and the soothsayers who otherwise might have clothed themselves
in the robes of an M. D.. working incalculable harm both to the doctors and
to the public. /
But now that they have erected this wall, the M. D.’s find the Inclosure
overrun by a host of outsiders. The outsiders do not practice medicine in
j the sense of using drugs or the knife, but, regardless of their qualifications.
I they advise and visit the sick, diagnose their ailments and tell them how to
be cured and use the terms “doctor” and “professor” and “specialist” in a
manner that confuses the public and deprives the once honored titles of
; their dignity and significance.
Medical Society Chartered in 1819.
| 1,1 1519 Congress chartered the Medical Society of the District of
| Columbia and gave it authority to examine candidates and pass on their
qualification to practice medicine. For some 70 years this prerogative was
held by the society. At the close of the last century the authority of the
medical society and of the homeopathic society was vested in the Board of
Medical Examiners through passage of the medical practice act. The States
vc ei e adopting medical practice acts about the same time, and one result was
the foundation of a number of cults, or schools of healing, whose graduates
were able to practice medicine, in effect, but who did not give drugs, thus
escaping the restrictions imposed by the various medical practice acts’.
In the last quarter of a century the medical profession has come to
lecognize the many beneficial features in osteopathy which previously
had been overlooked. The attitude of the doctor of medicine toward
osteopathy today is much more friendly than it was a few years ago. Doc
tors of medicine frequently send their patients to doctors of osteopathy,
and vice versa. There are doctors of osteopathy who are doctors of medicine
as well. At the same time, the doctors of osteopathy have sought to
taise the standards of their colleges until the recognized institutions now
(Continued on Page 5, Column 2.)
Argentine Police Raid Radi
cal Headquarters After
Two Bombings.
By the Associated Press.
BUENOS AIRES, July 23.—A1l im
portant American buildings in Buenos
Aires, including the United States
embassy and the home of Charge
d’Affaires P. L. Cable, were under
heavy guard today as a result of the
explosion of a bomb at the statue of
George Washington last night which
is attributed to Sacco-Yanzetti
Police this afternoon raided several
radical centers and arrested several
men for examination. The chief of
police, however, said that it would be
most difficult to find the guilty men
as attempts at bombings usuaily are
committed with the utmost secrecy.
He added that nothing would be left
undone to discover the perpetrators.
The United States embassy, the
American consulate and other Ameri
can institutions have been receiving
threatening letters which have in
creased in number during the last
few days, it was stated.
Argentine Envoy Says People Are
Friendly to This Country.
Bombing of the George Washington
statue in Buenos Aires was by Sacco-
Vanzetti sympathizers and cannot be
attributed to anti-American sentiment,
in the opinion of Ambassador Pueyrre
don of Argentina.
“The people of Argentina consider
Washington one of their own heroes,”
Mr. Pueyrredon said today. “The
people there feel the greatest friend
ship for the United States, especially
since minor disagreements between
the two countries have been settled.”
4 escapTfroFjail
Bars of Window Sawed; One Pris
• oner Was Being Held on
Murder Charge.
A jail delivery at Bladensburg, Md.,
in which four prisoners, one being
held on a charge of murder, escaped
was discovered shortly after 2
o’clock this morning. Bars of the
window of the jail had been neatly
saved and bent aside, affording the
means of escape.
George Lee, colored, who was being
held on a charge of having killed a
farmer at Bowie some time ago, was
one of those who escaped. The others
were Lewis Hopkins, colored, held on
a traffic charge; Rufus S. Walker, col
ored, awaiting trial for larceny and a
white man, whose last name was given
as May hew, who was held on a charge
of intoxication.
The Maryland State police and the
local police department were imme
diately notified after the jail break
had been discovered and a search was
under way within half an hour.
Chinese Youth, Ardent Revolutionist,
Spurns Rank to Serve as Private Soldier
By the Associated Press.
FORT SMELLING, Minn., July 23
To sit in high places with the power
ful w r ar lords of China means nothing
to a 21-year-old Chinese youth, who
has refused enticing offers by his in
fluential family for the rank of a hum
ble private in the revolutionary Na
tionalist army.
1 Leng Wong, the son of a rich and
powerful Chinese family and grad
. uate of Virginia Military Institute,
Lexington, Va., will complete his mili
tary training here in a few days and
embark for China to enter the cause
of the Chinese revolution.
1 He wants to fight for the “spirit of
; nationalism that is awakening China,”
he said today, lie has refused the
position of aide to Gen. H. J. Chen,
j tVie commanding general of the Chi
i nese antl-Mationalist titm/y.
• Contrary to the wishdfjof his father,
pje Jluwfcm Jfe.
Flying Colonel Abandons
Schedule and Lands
Near Concord, N. H.
By tbs Associated Press.
CONCORD, N. H., July 23.—A New
England tog today accomplished what
the Atlantic Ocean failed to do and
disrupted the schedule of Col. Charles
A. Lindbergh. It blocked the path of
the flying youth on a short 100-mile
hop from Boston to Portland, Me., forc
ing him inland to Concord, N. H.,
where he landed after five hours of
wandering in the murky air. He will
resume his flight to the Maine city to
morrow morning.
Next to regret over disappointing his
Portland hosts, who had gathered to
welcome him this afternoon, Lind
bergh’s chief concern on reaching here
was solicitude for his plane, the Spirit
of St. Louis. Out of many possible
landing places when he had found bet
ter visibility hereabouts, he selected
the Concord airport because of its
roomy hangar, where the plane would
be protected from the rain.
Encounters Fog.
His first duty was to see the Spirit
of St. Louis safely under cover. Then
he accepted an invitation to spend the
night at the home of Col. Charles H.
Mason, director of the Organized Re
serve in New Hampshire.
Taking off from the Boston airport
at 12:35 o’clock when conditions looked
far from cheering, Indbergh flew
north to Nashua, N. H., and then
turned east to Portland, finding fog all
the way. He was over Portland about
4 o’clock, but fog and heavy rain pre
vented him from seeing the ground.
After many excursions seeking a hole
in the fog, he was forced to turn
At 5:20 o’clock he passed over the
Concord airport, proceeding about 145
miles before he turned and made for
the landing field. The Spirit of St.
Louis was brought to a perfect landing
at 5:35 o’clock.
In the meantime the report had
gone out that the flyer had landed
safely 20 minutes before In a field in
Dayton, Me. It was learned later
that an Army biplane had been forced
down by the fog at that place.
Welcomed at Concord.
In contrast to the crowds assembled
to greet the flyer at Portland, the
airport here was all but deserted when
Lindbergh came down. The Reserve
Flying School, which had been in
progress here, had closed today.
Robert Fogg, a local airman, who has
charge of the airport, had left 20
minutes before for Weirs, N. H. He
was hastily recalled to open the dcors
of the hangar to admit the Spirit
of St. Louis.
Lindbergh was welcomed to Concord
by Col. Mason, Lieut. Richard D.
Cobb of the Boston airport, Lieut. E.
H. Holderman, who had been on
duty at the Reserve Flying School,
and Willis D. Thompson, jr., of Con
cord, who flew with the Naval Reserve
during the war.
The flyer communicated with Port
land soon after landing in order to
rearrange plans for his visit to that
• (Continued on Page 3, Column 1.)
who is one of the richest men in
China, a builder and the chief engi
neer of the Lung Hai Railway, which
crosses China from east to west, Leng
has already accepted the place of pri
vate in the revolutionary forces.
Accompanied by his “buddy,” C. R.
Chang of Canton, China, Leng came to
the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
camp here to put the finishing touches
to his military training before leaving
for China.
Chang, also in sympathy with the
revolutionary cause, has renounced
his right, as eldest son, to inherit his
wealthy father’s exporting business to
pursue the career of a criminal lawyer
at the Chinese bar. Chang expects to
tour Europe to study the various Oc
cidental judicial systems so that he
may return to China to work for the
reform of the criminal jurisprudence
of "awakened China.”
Carol Broke Ferdinand’s
Heart, Queen Sobs as She
Tells of Son's Actions.
May Attend Services for Father in
Paris Church—Close
Friends Only Callers.
I By the Associated Press.
! BUCHAREST. July 23.—Queen
i Marie sent, for the Associated Press
j correspondent tonight and in a long
interview, which took place in a room
adjoining the improvised chapel where
Ferdinand lav dead, discussed her
present and future plans for carrying
on Ihe work which death had forced
the King to abandon.
With marked emphasis the Queen
declared she never had sought, nor
woud seek in the future, the regency
of Rumania.
“Had I desired to become regent,”
she said, “I need only have told the
King, and he would have arranged it
either immediately or in his testament.
Will Help Regency.
“As liis widow, and one who shared
the responsibilities of the throne with
him for 13 years, it is my duty to give
all my energy, strength and devotion
to the good of my country. That was
the King’s dying wish.
“I am sure I shall be able to render
valuable help to the existing regency,
the infant King and the Princess
Mother Helen. Os course, lam only
Dowager Queen, and the real power
rests with the regency, but I am con
fident that ray people and my country
will continue to honor me wuth their
unswerving loyalty and confidence. ’
Queen Breaks Down.
When the correspondent asked the
Queen if Prince Carol had exoressed
any repentance before the King died
she broke down and between sobs
“Neither the King nor myself re
ceived a single word from him. It
was his pitiless indifference, silence
and continued indiscretions in Paris
which broke the King’s heart and
hastened his death. But the King in
his will and final letter to Premier
Bratiano expressed toward his first
born the same extraordinary gen
erositv and forgiveness which formed
such a striking part of his character.
“Carol’s single act when he learned
that the King had died was to tele
graph to his sister Marie, asking her
t.o place a w r reath of w T hite roses as
near as possible to the King’s body. ’
Presents Striking Appearance.
Queen Marie was strong in her con
viction that Prince Carol would never
attempt to gain the Rumanian throne.
“I think that out of respect for the
memory of his father, who sacrificed
everything fpr him, Prince Carol will
remain outside of the country,” the
Queen said, “hut what political in
trigues may force him to do is an
other thing.”
Dressed in deep black with a long
crepe veil falling from her beautiful
chestnut hair, Queen Marie presented
a striking figure of sorrow, reminding
one of a Sister of Charity.
“My heart 'is broken and my so il
crushed," she said, “but I must keep
up a brave spirit. Throughout the
King’s long illness he clung to me
with pathetic and heroic devotion,
striving to stave off death, which was
slowly creeping upon him. But there
are some things which even a queen
cannot accomplish. When Little Mihai
(the present King) learned that his
great forbear had died he asked me,
‘Has the clock inside grandpa stopped,
grandma?’ ”
Gives Estate to Princess.
When Queen Marie noticed that the
King had failed to leave anything in
his last testament to the Princess
Mother Helen, she promptly gave the
latter a large royal estate overlooking
the Bay of Constanza.
“I was once young myself,” Queen
i Marie wrote to Princess Helen in mak
ing the gift, “and I know what it is to
(Continued on Page 2, Column 8.)
General News —Local, National and
Radio News and Programs—Page 26.
Editorials and Editorial Features.
Washington and Other Society.
Tales of Well Known Folk—Page 10.
Serial, “Abie’s Irish Rose”—Page 12.
Clubwomen of the Nation —Page 14.
News of the Clubs —Page 14.
Around the City—Page 15.
D. A. R. Activities —Page 16.
Amusements—Theaters and the Photo
Music —Page 4.
Motors and Motoring—Pages 5, 6
and 8.
. Fraternal News —Page 10.
Veterans of the Great War—Page 10.
Army and Navy News —Page 10.
Reviews of New Books—Page 12.
District of Columbia Naval Reserve
Page 12.
Pink Sports Section.
Magazine Section—Fiction and Fea
The Rambler—Page 3.
i Classified Advertising.
Civilian Army News —Page 8.
Marine Corps Notes —Page 8.
District National Guard—Page 9.
Spanish War Veterans—Page 9.
Y. W. C. A. Notes—Page 9.
Financial News—Pages 10 and 11.
World Events in Pictures.
Mutt and Jeff: Reflar Fellers; Mr.
jind Mra.: High Ljjrhts of History.
President Green's Address
Features Fifth Annual
Delegates to the fifth Pan-American
Labor Congress today are on their
i way to their homes bearing assur
ances of the continual friendship and
co-operation of the American Fed
i eration of Labor. Just before the
congress adjourned yesterday after
. noon President William Green told
the delegates that the American Fed
: eration will continue to exercise its
i Influence so that policies of the
1 United States will be such as to hold
. the friendship of Latin American
• countries.
“There exists in the minds of Latin
American people a distrust of the at
-1 titude of our people," he said. “That
distrust must be removed if we are
‘ to develop commerce and understand
■ ing. This can be accomplished by
; pursuit of a policy recognizing justice
as an elemental principle. It is the
desire of the American Federation of
Labor, representing 5,000,000 workers,
, that such a policy should be fol
Meeting Was Stormy.
Green's statement came at the end
of a stormy six-day session, in which
not only the policies of the United
States but the integrity of the fed
, eration and its officers were attack
ed. Refusal of the American dele
gation to join in several attacks on
United States “imperialism” brought
repeated outbursts from Ricardo
Martinez of Venezuela, and Friday
Green rebuked the Venezuelan for a
bitter tirade against the Monroe
At the final session yesterday
Martinez issued a statement in which
he charged Green w-ith helping “to
conceal rather than expose American
“Far from disparaging the Amer
ican people,” the statement said, “I
believe that we workers of Latin
America have the most intimate in
terest in' common with the workers of
the United States, and that it is
necessary to establish the closest pos
sible relationship in order to fight
shoulder to shoulder against the im
perialistic oligarchy of Wall Street
and Washington that oppresses us
During the six days the congress
was in session it adopted more than
30 resolutions dealing with Latin
American conditions. Most of these
nealt with strictly labor problems.
But in spite of the declaration of
President Green that the congress was
not “a clearing house for all the
grievances of the Latin American
people,” the delegates succeeded in
passing several resolutions attacking
United States policies south of the
Rio Grande.
That the congress accomplished a’
great deal in assuring the laboring
people of Latin America of the
friendship of the workers of this
country, however, demonstrated
clearly by the re-election of Green as
president of the federation and by the
burst of applause which followed his
final address yesterday.
Communism Denounced.
The opposition of the federation to
communism and kindred movements
was voiced emphatically by Green in
' his opening address, and his attitude
was supported by the congress when
it adopted a report denouncing as
1 ‘‘cowardly” propaganda disseminated
by the Communist Internationale.
This report was adopted at the final
session yesterday. Other parts of it
reaffirmed exceptions taken to State
Department policies toward Nicaragua
• and Mexico. The final session, in con
trast to previous ones when fireworks
went off on the slightest provocation,
was fast and orderly, and practically
no opposition was voiced to the re
port of the resolutions committee read
by its chairman, Matthew Woll.
Member of Congress From Oregon
Stricken on Street.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 C4>).—
M. E. Crumpacker, member of Con
gress from Oregon, was found sitting
on the street curbing in the downtown
district here tonight, talking incoher
ently, and was taken to the Central
Emergency Hospital.
Physicians at the emergency hospi
tal later pronounced Crumpacker seri
ously ill, but said he would recover
with proper rest and attention. They
diagnosed the attack as a nervous
Grave of Sister
Os Washington Is
Believed Found
By the Associated Press.
RICHMOND. Ya., July 23.—The
lonely, weed-covered grave of Betty
Washington Lewis, only sister of
George Washington, is believed to
have been definitely located in Cul
peper County after a lengthy
search and Culpeper Minute Men
Chapter, Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution, is planning to place
a marker there.
Betty Lewis, wife of Col. Field
ing Lewis, owner of Kenmore, in
Fredericksburg, died in 1797 at
Western View, the home of
Charles Carter in Cilpeper County,
and was buried in the family ceme
tery there, those who have been
searching the records say.
Mayor Calls Conference in
Hope of Mediating Labor
| By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, July 23.—The threat
of a subway strike hung over the city
again tonight when James L. Quack
enbush, general counsel for the Inter
borough Rapid Transit Co., announced
that his company would not take part
in any conference with representa
tives of the Amalgamated Association
of Street Railway Employes.
Quackenbush’s announcement was
in direct to one issued
by Mayor James J. Walker a few
hours previously that a meeting be
tween union representatives and offi
cials of the I. R. T. and the Brooklyn
& Manhattan Transit Co., with the
mayor acting as mediator, would take
place Tuesday. Next week’s proposed
meeting was intended by the mayor
to take the place of a conference he
had called today, but which Frank B.
Hedley, president of the I. R. T., re
fused to attend.
Company Union Opposed.
The trouble between the amalga
mated and the transit companies cen
ters around recognition of the union
by*the companies, which they refused
to do, and the demands of the unions
that its organization be substituted
for the Brotherhood of I. R. T. Co.
Employes, known as the “company
Amalgamated officials also have de
manded that the transit companies
recognize the right of employes to
collective bargaining. These demands
have been formally made to the com
panies, but so far, union officials
state, no direct answer has been re
Silent on Future Action.
James H. Coleman, general or
ganizer for the amalgamated, declined
to say what action would be taken by
the union in the event that Mayor
Walker’s invitation goes unheeded by
company officials.
Late today th.e mayor said he would
issue orders early Monday to the va
rious city departments to make every
preparation for a traction strike, in
order that traffic will not be paralyzed.
Building Falls, Two Hurt.
PORTLAND, Oreg., July 23 C4»).—<At
least two persons were injured as the
result of the collapse today of a build
ing undergoing remodeling at the
northwest corner of Broadway and
Washington streets in the heart of
the business section of the city. The
roof fell in first, and then the front
wall collapsed outward over the side
walk. Pedestrians were covered with
100 American Boys Sail for Denmark
To Study Life for Better Understanding
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, July 23.—One hun
dred American boys slid their feet be
neath a ship’s table today as the first
step in a movement toward better
mutual understanding between the
boys of this country and Denmark.
The lucky hundred, guests on the
steamer Hellig Olav of the American-
Scandinavian Line, made their way,
with good understanding, through an
entirely foreign meal, and then bade
good-by to their parents as the ship
pulled away from her pier toward
The boys are supposed to he repre
sentative of the country and have
been chosen to stay as honorary
guests in homes in Denmark.
They gre expected, when in Den
mark. tiwio as the Danes do. except,
when tbsy are showing the Danish
* 1111 m
“From Pregg to Homo
Within the Hour ”
The Star is delivered every evening and
Sunday morning to Washington homes at
bO cents per month. Telephone Main 5000
and service will start immediately.
OP) Meant Ataoeiattd Prtst.
Storm Spoils Fishing, But
Day Is Turned Into One
of Fun for Executive.
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
July 23. —What was to have been a
perfect day of fishing in the waters
of Rapid Canyon today, where the
trout are reported to be the biggest
and the gamest in the Black Hills,
was turned unexpectedly by President
Coolidge into a gold panning expedi
The waters in this remote section
of the hills were swift and roiled
today, and after an hour or so of hard
work and no results with his rod
and reel the President yielded to the
lure of prospecting. The dust which
he cleared from the creek was esti
mated by authorities on such matters
to be worth nearly a million. How'ever,
old Joe Bullis, who has been a pros
pector in this section since the gold
rush back in the 70s and who had a
peep at the President’s dust, said on
; the quiet that it didn’t look like
“more’n four bits worth” to him.
Mrs. Coolidge Tries Hand.
Mrs. Coolidge, too, tried her hand
at this fascinating business, and she
succeeded in getting a fair show of
color upon the bottom of her pan.
The value of her panning was not
made public, but some who saw it
said it looked like more than the
President’s. This was the first time
either the President or his wife have
panned for gold since coming to the
Black Hills, which have been the
scene of numerous gold rushes in the
past and which even today boast of
vast quantities of this precious metal
still to be had, as well as of the rich
est gold mine operating in the world
They have listened to all sorts of in
teresting tales about the gold, past
and present, in the Black Hills and
these tales have always held a certain
charm for them. Naturally enough
they both entered upon their panning
today with a real zest and enthusiasm.
They both enjoyed the experience and
were proud as children of the results
of their first experience with gold
Storm Spoils Roads.
The scene of all this fun and activity
was near the Summer cottage of
Samuel R. McKelvie, former governor
of Nebraska. He had planned what
was to have been a glorious day of
trout fishing for the President, but
the storm of last night contributed
greatly to the spoiling of his plans.
First of all, the presidential party had
considerable difficulty reaching the
McKelvie camp, which is located
about 2 miles up a mountain side
from Mystic.
The heavy rains had played havoc
with the sticky gumbo surface of the
mountain trail and the lumber wagons
used in transporting the presidential
party barely reached their destination.
The going was slow and hard.
Most interesting feature of this diffi
cult trip up the mountain trail was
the sight of President Coolidge, coat
less and hatless, helping to push the
lumber wagon through the mud, up
the incline. He sweated and puffed
and his vest was riding him in the
back and at times his suspenders
looked like they were going to snap
under the strain. But the President
helped like a good fellow.
With Mrs. Coolidge the President
had come over from Rapid City early
this morning on the little railroad that
winds the tortuous course of Rapid
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youngsters how Babe Ruth holds his
bat. Dr. Sven V. Knudsen, one of the
sponsors of the exchange idea, said:
‘•lt might seem that the American
boys are uneducated in comparison
with Danish boys, when we learn that
a Danish high school student before
graduating takes five foreign lan
guages and besides that all the other
cultural subjects as science, mathe
matics and literature—in all, 13 dif
ferent subjects in the last year of
school. The fact is, though, that the
American boys are not less educated,
but merely differently educated.”
The trip is an outgrowth of the
world-wide correspondence plan. “My
Friend Abroad,” which was originated i
a year and a half ago by Dr. Knudsen. j
Denmark took the initial step in the
actual pilgrimage by inviting the boys
to com* over, without expense to <
them. A \
13 Portable Buildings Will
Be Moved During Sum
mer Recess.
Maj. Wilmarth Says Job Is to B«
Finished Before Reopening
in Fall.
Thirteen of the 75 portable schools
in the city are being moved to new
locations as a part of the most pre
tentious Summer repair and replace
ment program ever attempted by the
school system, it was announced last
night by Acting Supt. of Schools Ray
mond O. Wilmarth.
The program calls for the replace
ment of wornout furnaces in IS
schools, painting of 34 schools, elec
trification of 12 schools and installa
tion of modern lavatories in 4
schools. It also anticipates the In
stallation of the new costly steel cur
tains ot Central and Dunbar High
Schools, as well as the equipping of
all classrooms with stereopticon out
lets to facilitate visual instruction
Practically all of this work, it is an
nounced by Maj. Wilmarth, who is
business manager of the school sys
tem and in direct supervision, will be
completed by the time the schools
open, September 19.
Other Work to Be Finished.
The opening of the new school year
also will see the completion of the
new eight-room Woodridge School, at
Central and Carlton avenues north
east; the new addition to the Hine
Junior High School, at Seventh and
Pennsylvania avenue southeast; the
new addition to the Bruce School,
Sherman avenue and Kenyon street,
and the new addition to the Bur
roughs School, Eighteenth and Mon
roe streets northeast.
The 13 changes in the location of
as many portable schools follow:
Two portables from the Garnet
School to the Garrison School.
Two portables from the Blair School
to the Congress Heights School.
One portable from the Bruce to the
Cleveland School.
One portable from the Peabody to
the Orr School.
One portable from the Burroughs to
the Fillmore School.
One portable from the Burroughs to
the Brookland School.
• One portable from the Allison street
site to the Fillmore School.
Two portables from the Allison
street site to Wesley Heights.
Two portables from the Woodridge
to the Cleveland School.
Razing Patterson School.
Five of the portables, two at the
Garrison and three at the Cleveland
School, will be used in connection with
four portables now at the Garrison
School to accommodate the pupils who
have been attending the Patterson
School, which is being razed to make
way for the Garnet Junior High
The relocation of the 13 portables
at a cost of $20,000 is concrete evi
dence of the fact that the Washington
school system still is materially con
“So long as the system finds need
for the 75 portable schools purchased
during the period 1914-1918, we must
admit conditions are congested,’* Maj.
Wilmarth declares.
It is conceded by school officials that
the school system will not be able to
condemn its portable schools until
after the five-year school building pro
gram has been completed.
Work was started yesterday on tho
tearing down of one of the Peabody
School portables, which is being re
located, while at the same time the
workmen from the District repair
shop started to re-erect a portable at
the Congress Heights School.
Many Moved Frequently.
It takes on an average of two week*
to relocate a portable school, it la said.
Most of the portable schools have
been moved a number of times, but
only three during the past 13 years
have become so deteriorated as to
have to be condemned.
Heating plants are being replaced
this Summer in the following schools:
Bruce, Hine Junior High, Randall
Junior High, Fillmore, Lenox, Logan,
Phillips, Polk, Slater. Smallwood, Tay
lor. Van Buren and Wilson Normal
Modern toilet facilities will be put In
the Curtis, Addison, Garfield and Stan
ton Schools, resulting in the abolish
ment of out-of-door toilets.
This Summer is witnessing the com
plete electrification of all schools in
the system needing this work. Two
schools, however, while wired, will not
have current, due to the exorbitant
cost of taking current to them. They
are the Van Ness and the Syphax
The final electrical replacement list
which is now being worked on fol
lows: Wilson Normal, Business, Cen
tral, Dunbar and McKinley High
Schools, Columia and Shaw Junior
High Schools and Park View School.
New electric fixtures are being put in
the Truesdell, Adams, Force and Har
rison Schools.
Schools to Be Painted.
The schools to be taken care of In
the Summer painting program follow:
Miner and Wilson Normal Schools, Jef
ferson Junior High, Addison, Curtis,
Jackson, Dennison, Hubbard, Pet
worth. Takoma, Henry, Burroughs,
Gales, Park View, Bell, Blair .Kenil
worth, Ludlow, Taylor, Brent, Dent,
Wallach, Amidon, Moss, Briggs, Cleve
land, Stevens, Langston, Slater, Crum
mell, Deanwood, Payne, Syphax and
While the chances are bright for the
installation of the steel curtain at the
Dunbar High School before the open
ing of school, it Is said that it is prob
able the curtain will not be Installed
at the Central High School until later
because of difficulty in obtaining a bid
on the required specifications.
SHANGHAI, July 23 OP).— I The
Nanking Nationalist forces of Gen.
Chiang Kai-Shek are being driven
from the province of Shantung and
are losing thousands of prisoners,
says unofficial advices received at
Nanking. These advices stated that
the city of Hsahowfu, in the province
of Honan, was likely to be captured ~
by the Northerner* *t any tine. w

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