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Senator Confers With Presi
dent and Says Some Other j
Measure May Win.
■y the Associate!) Press
Senator McNary, Republican, Ore
Ron, came from a White House confer
ence today with the statement that
he realized that final approval of the ;
McNaty-Haugen farm relief hill in J
Its present form was hopeless, but j
still expressing hope that a relief j
measure would be worked out and *
enacted into law.
It was indicated, however, that an
agreement on a measure was still fat
sway. While the Senator, who is
chairman of the Senate agriculture
committee, declined to discuss his con
ference with Mr. Coolidge. it was
understood that he took up in an in- i
formal way a report on farm relief |
which is to be made soon by a com- j
mittee of the United States Chamber
of Commerce, headed by former
Secretary Nagel of the Commerce De
partment. This is the report to which
ihe President has referred frequently
as likely to throw much light on the
agricultural problem and one which
may be examined with great eat“.
Senator McNary, however, t rsely
expressed opinion that when the re
port is made public it will be more
revolutionary than the vetoed Me-
Nary-Haugen bill was credited by its
opponents with being. He said that,
there still were plans to reintroduce
the McNary-Hatigen bill.
Regarding the debenture-tariff scheme
of the National Grange, xvhich the
White House yesterday said might
he explor'd with benefit. Senator Mc-
Nary declared it was clearly a sub
sidy and did not begin to provide
assistance to co-operatives in mar
keting crops that the McNary-Hau
gen bill did.
While President Coolidge’s opposi
tion to the equalization fee proposal
of the McNary-Haugen hill remains
unaltered, the Chief Executive is
maintaining an open mind on the sub
ject of agricultural relief and hopes
t**"t a compomise may be effected.
DO N atTotTtotTm ple
Check for Washington Memorial,
Alexandria, Features Visitation
to St. John’s Masonic Lodge.
A check to bring its quota to date
was handed to Grand Secretary J. 1
Claude Keiper. who Is secretary-treas
urer of the George Washington Ma
sonic National Memorial Association,
when he entered St. John's Dodge, No.
31. last evening on the occasion of the
annual grand visitation to that lodge
by the Grand Master of Masons in the
District of Columbia, accompanied by
the officers of the Grand Dodge. Every
Master Mason throughout the United
States is contributing to the fund for
the completion of the George Wash
ington Memorial, being erected on
Shooter’s Hill. Alexandria, V'a.
A feature of the visitation of St.
John's Dodge was the presence of its
oldest living past master, George
Wright, who was master in the year
1873. Another outstanding incident
was the presentation to Grand Master
Grata E. Dunkum of a certificate of
honorary membership. Past Grand
Master Harry Standiford. the second
oldest living past master of the lodge,
made the address of presentation. The
visitors were cordially welcomed by
William B. Milans. the present master.
Although St. John's Dodge the
‘'short end” of the evening.
room was artistically decorated and
Meyer Goldman's Orchestra furnished
The Grand Master and his officers*
then made a grand visitation to Hope
Dodge. No. 20. Irvin H. Hollander,
master, and to Trinity Dodge, No. 41,
John J. P. Mullane, master, meeting
jointly. Following this visitation, an
entertainment was provided under the
direction of Mr. Mullane that included
selections by the City Club Quartet;
Hayden and Dehman. dancing special
ists, and the Silver String Revelers, a
stringed orchestra. E. G. Brown was
the accompanist of the evening. Re
freshments were served.
The next grand visitation of the
aeries, which is rapidly drawing to a
close, will be to Dawson Ixidge, No.
16 Monday evening, at 8 o’clock.
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west. This connection will probably
take the form of either an archway
over the street or tunnels beneath the
The new building itself is to be of
considerable size, five stories in height.
172 feet across the front and extending
In depth 161 feet.
The center of the building is to
have a so-called light court, about 50 !
by DO feet in dimensions, which will
extend down through the building to
a gfassed-over roof above the first
floor. Beneath this glassed roof it is
planned to arrange in the lobby or
rotunda a display of palms and plants
which will present a dignified and itn-1
pressive appeal ance from the en
Corridors will run around the light
court on the inside of the building
all the way up and the offices thus
will face, on one side, the exterior of
the building and on the othy side the
corridors bordering on the light court.
Congress authorized for the ad
ministration building the expenditure
of $2,000,000 and has already appro
priated $400,000. Congress has also
authorized for the new extensible
building and its site, which must be 1
purchased from private owners, a I
total of $5,750,000. For this project 1
there has been appropriated $1,200.-
000. When the new administration
building is completed it will present
a massive appearance, and he one of
the largest administrative buildings
in the Capital City, extending in
length east and west more than "50
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Lumber Cargo Intact on Vessel Re
cently Abandoned After Storm.
NORFOLK. Vh.. November 12 C4>).—
The Coast Guard cutter Manning, sent
out several days ago to search for ihe
abandoned schooner Adelaide Day,
has located the craft about 225 miles
southeast of Cape Henry The ve«
sel's stern was burned to the water’s
edge, the cutter rejiorted. hut her four
masts were standing and her cargo of
lumber appeared to be in fair condi
The schooner left Georgetown, S. C.,
October 29. for Bridgeport. Conn., but
was disabled several days later in a
storm. Her crew was taken off Tues
day by the steamer Gulf Right after
they had fought desperately fpr “ev
eral days to keep the vessel afloat.
Aztec pyramid walls form the sup
f'jorts of many downtown streets in
L... .
T«*apo! Witness
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j more securely than ever on the in
vestigation. Government agents to
day were laying the basis for indict
ments that are expected to issue from
the grand jury as a climax to the
b t proceedings.
Actual presentation of the new
angle which United States Attorney
Peyton Gordon declares will rival the
first Teapot Dome expose will be
made early next week, shortly before
the grand jury probe reaches its con
AVhile Maj. Gordon persistently re
fuses to disclose the trump card he
is holding, it was expected that when
the evidence is all in the grand jury
will return either numerous individual
indictments or one blanket Indictment
including a number of names, several
of which have not yet been mention
ed in connection with the naval oil
leasing case.
Thompson's Name Mentioned.
Neil Burkinshaw, the aggressive
young Government attorney who is
presenting the case for the grand
jury,' said: ‘‘To announce anything
further at this time would prejudice
our work. In other words, we do not
want to pull the lanyard on a can
non and have a pea come out.'V
It lias been learned for the first
time that evidence purporting to link
Mark B. Thompson, counsel for for
mer Secretary of the Interior Albert
B. Fall, with the jury tampering
charges has been presented. This
was to the effect that Thompson, talk
ing by long-distance telephone with
Dan R. Jackson of the Department of
Justice, expressed surprise when in
formed that Harris R. Ramb, men
tioned in the reports of the Burns
detectives, was a special assistant to
the Attorney General. Thompson, it
is said, declared at that time that liis
report* on Lamb had been incorrect.
He was before the grand jury early
in the investigation.
With Harry F. Sinclair and two of j
his most trusted business officials—
Henry Mason Day of New York and
Sheldon Clark of Chicago—already in
volved in the jury-tampering charges,
it was regarded as almost Pertain that
if anv indictments are returned, their
names would be included.
Both Out on Bond.
Clark and Day are both out on bond,
the former having returned to Chicago
yesterday. Against Sinclair, the cen
tral figure in the oil trial, a complaint
is outstanding involving him In the
conspiracy to influence the decision
and action of the trial jury. The war
rant issued some time ago for his ar
rest and r called is still being held in
Sinclair, it Is undeistood. has placed
himself at tlie disposal of the Gov
ernment investigators at any time his
presence here should be required.
The general secrecy now attached
to all circumstances attending the
grand jury investigation was empha
sized today when Maj. Gordon refused j
to clear up certain angles that have j
come to light within the past two |
days. Both he and Burkinshaw made ;
it plain that publicity would defeat ;
the Government ends.
Meanwhile, the grand jury was
called together for two hours today to
consider records of phone calls from
Sinclair’s apartment at the Mayflower
Hotel in an effort to determine with
whom the oil operator and his aides
were in communication during the
trial. It is understood that a com
plete record of such alleged calls itas
! been placed before the grand jury. j
One Conversation Traced.
Evidence that Day talked from the
apartment to Sinclair’s personal secre
tary, Harry Jefferies, at New Yo:i:the
night the jury w.. selected already
is in the hands of the investigators.
As a result of this call. Jeffries dis
i closed here. Burns detectives were em
ployed to shadow the two women pnd
ten men who composed the jury.
More of the Burns detectives are
to be haled before the grand jury
today. All of them have been lined
lip before the trial jurors for identifi
cation. but there is nothing to sup
port statements made that any of
them actually was identified. Some
of the Burns men claim the “identifi
cation party" failed of results.
Burkinshaw i« of the opinion that
the grand jury investigation will be
through possibly Monday evening,
bailing unforeseen developments. By
that time it is expected the investi
gating body will be In a position to
draw up what indictments it seems
Aside from the immediate results
of the inquiry, interest is centering
again on the case of Edward J. Kid
well. jr.. the "talkative juror." who
played a part in bringing about the
Tea|s>t Dome mistrial.
Early Hearing Sought.
His attorney. R. McComas Hawkins,
j is seeking to fix an early dale for the
! hearing of Kidwell's petition that .1.
Ray Akers, street car conductor, in
formant, and Don King. I let aid re
porter, be adjudged guilty of con
tempt of court. No date Ijas been
fixed and there was nothing to indi
cate today when one would he
Both William .1. Burns, founder of
the detective agency connected with
the nending inquiry, and his son, W.
S'.ernu n Burn;-;, are within daily
i -sh of the Government attorneys.
Sherman Burns has revealed tlv ‘ the
Sinclair oil companies are among ihe
‘Tegola- clients’’ of the detective
Flaming Liquid on Top of Bank Is
A pot o£ burning tar on the roof of
the Con-Op rclal National Bank Build
ing. Fourteenth and G streets, called
lire engines to the scene today.
Rome of the tar had spilled on the
roof when the firemen arrived. They
extinguished it. with a hand extin
guisher. No dtynage was dotvv
This is the second time within three
days that the fire apparatus lias been
summoned to that corner.
Syracuse, N. V.. was once known
as the “sail ci-jfc*r of the Nation." blit
4ja salt spring-if xre now little worked.
the kvextxc. state wastttxotox. d. c., Saturday, November, n in-27.
President and Mrs. Coolidge
Present at Service for
Guatemalan Minister.
Funeral services for Senor Don
Francisco Sanehez-Ratour, late Min
ister of Guatemala to the United
States, held today in Bethlehem
Chapel of Washington Cathedral,
were attended by President and Mrs,
Coolidge, cabinet members, Anibassa- j
dors and others prominent in the dip
lomatic corps, as well as personal
Flags on the embassies and Irga- !
tions were placed at half mast in
memory of the Minister.
Draped with the Hags of bis native
Guatemala, the casket of the Ministei
was brought into the chapel by Army
non commissioned officers. The ehape.
of St. Joseph of Arimathea, which will
contain the body for a time, was deco
tated with “be flags of the 21 Pan-
American republics.
Brief Services Conducted.
Very rtev. G. C. F. Bratenahl, dean
of the cathedral, conducted brief serv
ices at the home, 1521 New Hamp
shire avenue, at 9:45 o’clock. Then
the body, placed on a caisson, was
accompanied to the cathedral by Its
military escort, n squadron of Cavalry
from Fort Myer.
The services at the cathedral were
conducted by Bishop James E. Free
man, assisted by Dean Bratenahl.
Special music was rendered by the full
cathedral choir of men and boys.
These honorary pallbearers, close
friends of the Minister, were chosen;
Senor Dr. Ricardo. J. Alfaro, the Min
ister of Panama; Senor Don J. Rafael
Oreamuiio, tlie Minister of Costa
Rica; Gov. Angus W. McDean of
North Carolina. Everett Sanders, sec
retary to President Coolidge; Dr. D. S.
Rowe, director general of the Pan-
American Union, with the assistant
director. E. Gil-Borges; Representative
Fred A. Britten of Illinois, Capt.
Thomas B. Byrd of Richmond, Va.,
brother of the Governor of Virginia;
Capt. A. Rtopfnrd. naval attache at
the British embassy, who was the
Minister's schoolmate In England;
Milton C. Elliott and Charles P. Right.
Arrangements were made, following
the services, to place the body in the
crypt of the Chapel of St. Joseph of
Arunathaea. until it is taken aboard
the light cruiser U. S. S. Memphis,
which will go to Guatemala. This is
the first time the chapel has been
Police Charge Drunken
Brawl Led to Death—Man
Pleads Self-Defense.
Rougene Jones, colored, 50 years
old, of 334 Dixon court, was shot to
death in the roadway near his home
early this morning, during what |>o
lice describe as a drinking brawl, Reu
ben Taylor. eoloVed. 38. of 3!4 Dixon
court, was held as the slayer and ;
said to have admitted shooting Jones, |
declaring he fired as the latter was
drawing a weapon. Police could find
no pistol belinging to Jones.
The killing was discovered by Po- j
licemnn J. W. Hanrahan and .1. R. j
Moore, who heard the shot. Several ;
other colored persons, reputedly tin- j
der the influence of liquor, were '
at the scene, according to the officers, j
who arrested five as witnesses.
Dr. C. T." White of Emergency Hos
pital staff, pronounced Jones dead.
Coroner Nevitt will hold an inquest
Trouble at North Capitol and De
j frees streets early this morning
! brought Policeman Schleichert to the
1 scene. He arrested Eldridge Jackson,
j colored, 25. of 126 Schott alley, then
| was forced to use his baton to subdue
the prisorfer. H. D- Davis of Hi
street, came to the policeman's as
sistance. and, it is reported, was as
saulted by Marie Jackson, colored. 27
face lacerations necessitating his re
eeivlng treatment at Sibley Hospital
The Jacksons were held on charges
of disorderly conduct.
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Richmond P. Hobson and Bishop
James Cannon. Jr.. Among Those
Heard at Danville, Va.
Special Dispatch to The Stir.
DANVIDDE. Va., November 12. —
The Virginia Methodist conference
devoted most of today to the cause j
qf prohibition, adopted resolutions
calling for perpetuation of Vol
steadism as a national policy and
heard supporters of rum denounced.
Rev. Fred ChenauU of Broad Street
Church. Richmond, led the assault.
Capt. Richmond Hobson of Spanisb-
American War farm and Bishop
James Cannon, jr.. made floor ad
Tomorrow will see th» ordination
of elders. The conference is behind
schedule and probably will not ad
journ before Tuesday-night unless
| Bishop Denny succeeds in speeding
Braves Just Let Fair Sex Run
j Things and Listen to Advice,
Says Princess Nacoomee.
There is no question of women's
j rights among remaining tribes of
American Indians She just has ’em
Such was the declaration of the Prin
cess Nacoomee, daughter of War Chief
Tahan of the Klowas. in addressing the
annual banquet of the Bolgiano ( lass
! of the Foundry Methodist Church. Not
I only do women rule the tepees, but
they have lull control of the upbring-
J lng of children. And when the august
councils of the tribe are held the fern-
I (nine influence Is markedly felt.
Women always are consulted as to the
handling of tribal affairs
“In fact," said the Princess Nn
i cooniee. “with the progress the white
women now is making these days it
safely can be said that she will have
reached the status always enjoyed by
her brown faced sister within a few
more years."
The Princess Nacoomee. closing her
discussion of Indian 111 *, rendered sev
eral beautiful selections on the violin
interpreting the wlerd mysticism of
Indian melody.
Representative llorn'T Mooli of Kan
sas was the chiew speaker at the ban
quet. which was presided ovjtopj Har
\m w'ltesfon. its president,
Above: The caisson bearing Hie body
I o! Seller linn Francisco Sanchcz-La
lour, as it moved toward BrlhlohriP.
Chapel of the Washinutoii Cathedral.
Ilt'low: The hotly brine taken from
the legation, la!I New Hampshire ave
Wife Denies Pair Left To
gether—Shortage in Ac
counts Charged.
B. tliß Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA, November 12. i
11. K. Tater, 4!. supeiintendent of the
Odil Fellows’ Home for Orphan < lit'ls
here, has been missing from the insti
tution since early Thursday, it no- i
came known last night.
Fay Lena Phillips, 17, a ward of
the home and a student at the Her- j
mantown Dish School, disappeared!
about the same time.
Examination of the books of the |
home, trustees said, revealed a short- I
age of ?200 in Tater’s accounts.
Wife Stands by Hint.
Mrs. Elizabeth Tater. wife of the
missing man and herself assistant su- ,
perintendent of the orphans' home, j
said she was certain there was no ■
connection-between the disappearance:
of lier husband and the girl. Sh p I
said she had received a special deliv
ery letter from her husband yesterday
in which he informed her he would
return in a "few weeks" if he was
"still in existence."
Asserting that she was “not wor
ried." Mrs. Tater added:
“I am afraid a terrible scandal is
going to be made of something that
does pot really amount to anything.
It is true Mr. Tater has disappeared,
but I know why lie went away. He
was short in his accounts. I expect
he will be back, though.
Planned to Leave Post.
“The Phillips girl is not here either,
but l know she is not with my hus
band. There is absolutely no connec
tion between the disappearance of
the two."
The Taters were to have left the
Odd Fellow's’ Home next week for
Catonsville, Md., where Tater was to
have taken a similar position with
the German General Orphanage.
Two Held for Investigation
; After Hit-and-Run Car Is
Abandoned in Chase.
Earl E. Lnmson. 21 years old. a
sailor, and Frederick Garrison, 21. of
519 Eighteenth street southeast, were
riding tandorn op a motor cycle that
| struck George Moore, 436 New York
avenue, at New York avenue and
Ninth street early last night and
severely injured him.
Moore, unconscious, was taken to
Emergency Hospital and treated for
! a possible fracture of the skull and
cuts and bruises. Lnmson and Garri
son, also cut and bruised, were given
first aid at Emergency Hospital.
Moore is reported to have stepped
from the curb directly in the path of
the motor cycle.
Frederick N. Coburn. 44. of 4514
Chappell lane, was the victim in n
hit-and-run accident on Sixth street
between New York avenue ami L
street last night about 9 o’clock, three
colored men occupying the car.
Police were informed that some one
who saw the accident started in pur
suit of the men, who abandoned their
car. Joseph R. Smith, colored. 20
years old. 40S V street., and Clifton
Bngg. colored. 23. of 1619 Tenth street,
I were arrested and held for investiga
tion. Coburn was treated at Emer
gency Hospital for a slight injury to
his head.
Mrs. Mary C, Greathouse. 70 years
old. Arlington. Va.. was severely in
jured last night as a result of the
overturning of the automobile of her
husband. Charles 11 Greathouse at
Park Lane, Va. The accident is re
ported to have resulted from the
rough condition of the road.
Mrs. Greathouse, mother-in-law of
Mrs. Rebecca Greathouse, assistant
district attorney, was taken to
Georgetown University Hospital and
treated for shock and an injury to her
i Former Cadets Mark 88th Anniver
sary of Institute.
Fifty-five former cadets of Virginia
Militar*' Institute last night celebrated
ihe eighty-eighth anniversary of the
institution at a reunion at .he Army
and Navy Club. The guest of honor
! was Gen. William H Cocke, superin
tendent of V. M. 1. In addition to
Gen Cocke addresses were given by
Thomas Keith, a member of the board
of visitors: Representative R. Walton
Moore of Virginia and Judge Milton
Many of the former cadets gave
short talks, among them being Gen. E.
C. Marshall, Maj. Isaac Saunders, Rev,
H, I*. Cocke, Col. Jennings Wise,
George Pickett. 3d, and Sam Syme.
Music was furnished by 11. M. Lloyd
on a con ert marimba, and at the close
of the evening refreshments were
Retired Stockman Dies.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
FRONT ROYAL. Va.. November 12.
—Charles E. P.arhec died yesterday
after an illness of several weeks. He
was S 3 years old and a native of this
county, lie was a retired stock man
anti farmer. One sister, Miss Lucy
Barbee of Washington and Front
Royal, and several nieces survive.
Funeral services were held Saturday
afternoon at Baptist Church, inter
ment in Front ltoyul. <
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Development of “Spirit” Em
phasized by Gilligan in Ded
ication of New Building.
Declaring; he would choose the de
velopment of the spirit rather than
development of the mind if such a
choice ever became necessary. Henry
L. Gilligan, member of the Board of
Education, promised that atheism
would not be tolerated in instruction
Kiven to tlie pupils of Washington’s
schools, in an address delivered last
night at the dedleation exercises of
the John Burroughs School addition,
Eighteenth and Monroe streets north-,
“Education is a fine thing, hut if
T had; to chopse between development
of the mind and development of the
spirit, I would ehoose the latter,” Mr.
Gilligan said. “If anybody can show
statements to prove teachers in our
schools are advancing atheistic opin
ions. I will do all in my power to have
tliosft teachers put out!”
Albert 1,. Harris, municipal archi
tect and designer of the Burroughs ad
dition. represented the Commissioners'
j office in the formal presentation by the
District of Columbia of th.e keys to
flic building to the school authorities.
Mr. Gilligan, as a member of the
school hoard, received the symbolical
key and in turn, presented it to Miss
Mary E. Draper, principal of Bur
All American flag was given to the
school by Mrs. Hose S. Hut ledge for
the l\it Carson Woman's Relief Coips
of the Grand Army of tlie Republic
during the. exercises held under the
joint auspices of the Rhode Island
Avenue Citizens’ Association and the
John Burroughs Parent-Teacher As
sociation. .
In reviewing the work which con
fronts the school of today in promot
ing citizenship. Representative Frank
Crowther of New York declared that
members of Communistic organiza
tions in America are predominately
native born. Dr. Frank W. Ballou,
superintendent of schools, spoke biDf
l.v, as did Robert L. Haycock, assist
ant superintendent in charge of ele
mentary schools, and Miss Draper.
A program of patriotic and enter
taining airs was presented by the
Cnited States Marine Band Orchestra
and the John Burroughs School Or
chestra. M. C. Wilson, president of
the Rhode Island Avenue Citizens' As
sociation, was chairman of the meet
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Demands Embraced in Union's Pro
posal Will Be Presented to
Employing Companies.
Demands of taxicnb drivers which
have been opposed by one or more
companies were included in a working
agreement passed by 30(1 members of
Taxicab Drivers’ Local, No. lfi!l at .a
meeting in Musicians’ Hall list night.
A committee was named to present
the agreement to each company.
The agreement provides that linns
shall hire union men only; that pay
is to be 40 per cent commission, if
the driver has no accidents in which
lie is at fault, does not overcharge,
does not act in an unseemly manner,
does not turn in “short” and does
not tamper with his meter; that drunk
enness during working hours is a dis
chargeable offense; that no driver shall
work more than 1- hours in the in
terest of safety and must sleep at
least eight hours before coming to,
J. A. Carr was elected business man
after. President Louis J. Cavalier
Pennsy Limited Gars Derailed.
HARRISBURG, Pa.. November 12
t/4*). —Th» enstbnphd Broadway limit
ed, No. 28, of the Pennsylvania Rail
road had a arrow escape today west
of Marysville when a rear truck on
one car and the front truck on . the
sleeper next to it were derailed. Penn
sylvania officials report the train was
stopped without difficulty and iu one
i was seriously injured, „ ,
President Approves Plan of
State Association-Meet
ing Called.
President Cooiidge yesterday gave
his approval to a proposed plan of the
Veamont state Association of the
District of Columbia to raise funds
among the Vermonters and others in
this city to send to the Hood sufferers
in Vermont.
When the proposition was laid
before the President today by Senator
Dale of Vermont and Col. Joseph
Fairbanks, president of the associa
tion, the President assured thorn that
they could count on his support. They
informed the President that reports
from the flood area are to the effect
that there is considerable suffering 1
among the farmers, virtually all of
whom, they said had lost their cattle
and suffered heavy property losses.
Col. Fairbanks has called a meeting
of a special committee of the associa
tion tonight to outline details for the
soliciting of funds
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Pre:*dent Suggests Trip of Cabinet
Members to Flood-Stricken
At the suggestion of President Cooi
idge. Attorney General Sargent and
Secretary of Commerce Hoover will go
to Montpelier, N't., next Wednesday
to confer with Gov. John E. Weeks
of that State, regarding a general pro
gram for reconstruction work follow
ing the recent flood in that section.
The President has been Informed
that there has been considerable dam
age to highways and railroads and
bridges throughout the flooded district
in '"ermont and his purpose is to see
to \vh t extent the Federal Govern
ment cun assist In repairing and re
construction. The President is under
stood to feel that Secretary Hoover,
because of his knowledge of engineer
ing and also his experience in such
matters, can be of great assistance to
the Vermont authorities in offering
suggestions in tlie formation of a plan
for general reconstruction.
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Few Religious Dissensions Report-1
ed by Col. Axton in An
nual Statement.
By t!i« Associated Press.
The Army “is not cluttered up with
religious dissensions," although there
are 28 denominations represented in
the Chaplain Corps, providing "abun
dant variety” in religious expression.
Col. John T. Axton, chief of chaplains,
points out in his annual report made
public today.
Difficulty is experienced in main
taining "an established ratio" among
t lie denominations due to "changes of
denominational affiliations by men al
ready ir. the corps.” Col. Axton said,
but tie added:
“Over this the War Department
does not expect to exercise control.”
There were 21.208 religious services
in the Army during the last fiscal
year with an estimated attendance of
1,780,578 and in addition chaplains
officiated at SSI marriages, 1,079 bap
tisms, and 1,283 funerals.
Mrs. Marshall Field Gains.
PARIS. November 12 OP).—Mrs.
Marshall Field of Chicago, who has
been ill here for some weeks. Is doing
“extremely well.” her attending phy
sicians said today. While they would
not state definitely that she was out
of danger they said they had every
hop* us her early recovery.
Flyer Also Hopes to Pilot 20
Passengers on Next
Oversea Flight.
By thp A.soc’iated Press.
CHICAGO. November 12.—Twenty
passengers on his next transatlantic
flight in one or tw T n years, was the;
ambition expressed here yesterday in
an Armistice day addresse before the
Advertising Post of the American
Legion by Clarence D. Chamberlin,
who Mew from New York to Germany
with Charles Levine.
Recapture of the world endurance
record for flying was his immediate
aspiration, he said, however, and he
hotted to enter into at least a four
cornered race for it before the end of
this year.
“In spite of all arguments Charley
and 1 had a wonderful time on our
flight to Germany,” said Chamberlin,
as his hearers roared with laughter.
Tells of Arguments.
He recounted a few of the argu
ments prior to the record-making
take-eflf, but said the first serious ar
gument arose when Levine got to
looking around the ship at a time
when it seemed their rate of speed
would find their gasoline supply ex
hausted some 300 miles front land.
“He found out that I'd forgotten
the oars lor our collapsible rubber
boat.” said Chamberlin. As the
“real inside of why we missed Ber
lin." Chamberlin said:
i “When we got over Essen I though I
we were over that town, hut Charley
thought we were over Bremen. He
said lie had been there I never had
been to Essen. When Charley was
piloting he would tty in the direction
in which he thought Berlin lay from
Bremen, and when he got tired and
crawled hack on the gas tanks to
rest, I’d fly in the direction I though
Berlin lay from Essen.”
Many of his listeners groaned audi
bly when Chamberlin explained that
neither he nor cared for beer
and told of how it got out that he
would quaff a stein upon arrival in
“Charley taught me to sign at the
top of the card when we were sign
ing the autographs for which we
were continually importuned.” said
Chamberlin, “so that nobody could
stick in ‘1.0.U.’ ahead of our signa
tures. Well, one fellow folded over
the top of a card and after I had
signed it he wrote in ahead of my
signature: 'When I get to Berlin I'll
have a big stein of Pilsener for you.’ "
Electric Compass Broken*.
Shortly before the time for the
take-off Chamberlin said he heard
Mrs. Levine remark: “If I thought
mv Charley was going in that air
plane I'd burn it up." It was not
known then who would navigate the
craft for Levine. “I wanted to make
that flight, so I kept quiet.'' he added.
Flying up the const to Cape Cod
vibration broke the indicator on the
electric compass, Chamberlin said,
and. that being a very good reason
tor turning back, he asked Levine
what he wished.
"I'd rather be buried in Davy Jones
locker than face that newspaper gang
in New York.” Levine replied.
With the proper ship and the proper
preparation, the young flyer said,
transatlantic flying would come to be
sate. The new ship probably would
have a minimum of three motors, full
radio equipment, and be callable of
landing on and withstanding a heavy
sea and transmitting by radio while
resting on the water.
The Tomplehof Field in Germany
was the finest he had seen, with that
at Detroit. Mich., the second best.
Prior to making his speech, Cham
berlin told newspaper men that four
aviators had planes ready for the race
for the endurace record. Bert Acosta,
who helped him set the 51-hour record
which stood until two German flyers
recentlv stayed up 52 hours; William
.1 Brock, who tried to fly mound the
world with Edward F. Schlee of De-
Uoit: George Weiss of New York, and
Celebrates Birthday.
i ft was hoped that some city would
offer a prize for the contest, which
would be open to all flyers and planes,
and that the trial could be made be
fore New Year day.
The planes would fly a triangular
course over the city chosen, he said.
As well as an Armistice day cele
bration. it was a birthday party for
Chamberlin, it being his thirty-fourth
anniversary. With him at the speak
ers' table he had his wife and her
mother. Mrs. William Bogert of In- j
dependence, Iowa: Thea Rasche, the
I German aviatrix, and a large group
of Chicago's former World War sol
Chamberlin was introdneed by Oscar
E. Carlstrom. State attorney general
and himself a war veteran.
Soldiers of Foreign Ware Fete
| Canadian and IT S. Service
Men at the Willard.
The brilliant uniforms of Canadian
Highlanders, with their flaming kilts,
blended with the war-time d'vedrab
uniforms of American veterans at the
spectacular military ball of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars at the Wil
lard Hotel last night.
Patriotic tableaux, depicting the
battles at Chateau Thierry. Montfau
con and other famous points, were
features of the evening Local society
girls took part. +
A stirring event was th® sounding
of tans at 11 o’clock, followed by the
throwing of a spot light on the noith
balcony, where a soldier, sailor and
marine stood in salute before the
Secretary of War and Mrs. Dwight
) F Davis were among those occupying
Another notable armistice celebra
tion last night was that of the Gov
ernment printing office in Harding
Hall. The ceremonies were under
auspices of the United Veterans of
American Wars.
Senator Daniel F. Steck of lowa, a
veteran of the World War, recalled
scenes of the original Armistice day.
Motion pictures of the war, *aken by
the Signal Corps, were shown. Capt.
Hyter H. Haggles a Mrs. Agnes W.
McLaughlin sang, and several selec
tions were played by tlie Government
Printing Otflce Orchestra, under the
direction of vV. C. Buckingham. Louis
C. Cunningham presided.
Calls for Preparedness in Armistice
Day Address.
FRESNO. Calif.. November 12 <>4»).—
Senator Hiram W. Johnson in an
Armistice day speech here, demanded
that America adopt a preparedness
program, embracing an Army capa
ble of emergency expansion, a Navy
adequate to protect commerce and a ■
merchant marine for the transport
of American goods.
He urged against the cancellation
of the war debts of the allied na
tions. holding that the remission of
these nhligatinna ahead) - had gone
beyond a justtpoint.
Vehicular Passageway Under
Hudson River Will Handle
3,800 Cars Per 'Jour.
By the Atsoctated press.
NEW YORK. November 12.—The
opening of a $48,000,000 vehicular
; tunnel, 9.250 feet long and running
72 feet below the bed of the Hudson
River, between New York and Jersey
City marks another giant stride in
acceleration of the tremendous traffic
of the metropolis.
After seven years spent in const rtie
j tion, the formal opening of the tuhnel
this afternoon required only the touch
of President Coolidge on a telegraph
key at Washington to draw aside two
American flags at the entrances of
the twin tubes of the tunnel and open
the greatest underway boulevard in
the world to the official christening
party of the States’ governors. 130
mayors and 15,000 guests.
Paved With Granite.
Two tubes, each with a road width
of 20 feet, have a capacity of 3,800
cars hourly.
The tunnels are paved with granite
block, brilliantly illuminated, and
supplied with a complete change of
air 42 times per hour by 84 ventilat
ing fans.
Five hundred tiiousand cubic yards
of earth and rock were removed from
beneath the river bed to make room
for 115,000 tons of cast iron and 13<t,
000 cubic yards of concrete with which
the frame of the huge tunnel is built.
The tunnel, conceived by Clifford
M. Holland, ail engineer, and named
for him. connects the lower end of
Manhattan Island with Jersey City.
Tunnels for trains have been in op
eration under the Hudson for years,
but vehicles have had to use ferries.
Died of Overwork.
Only one of the three engineers In
charge of the construction of the
Holland tunnel lives to see the work
completed He is Ole Singstad, pres
ent chief engineer. Holland died
three years ago of strain and over
work in connection with the job.
His was one of the 15 deaths during
the construction.
A toll of 50 cents will be charged
for passenger automobiles containing
not more than seven persons. Tolls
for motor trucks range from $1 to $2.
Authorities expect the tunnel will pay
for itself inside of 10 years. An
nual gross revenue is estimated at
The tunnel will be maintained by a
joint commission from the States of
New York and New Jersey and will
he policed by a unit of special officers
stationed in constant sight of each
The tunnel will not be opened to
regular traffic until one minute after
midnight tonight, the interim being
devoted to further examination* of it*
safety apparatus.
Eesponsibility Sought for Injury
to Two Persons by Truck Re
sponding to Alarm.
Officials of the Fire Department are
conducting an investigation with a
view to determining the question of
responsibility for the accident at New
York avenue and Ninth street yester
day afternoon when No. 4 truck, re
sponding to a fire alarm, struck and
injured two men who were on the
street car loading platform.
The injured men—William H.
Trathen. 54 years old. of Tuxedo. Md..
clerk in the office of the adjutant
general of the Army, and John A.
McClure, colored. 46 years old. a nar-
I her, living at 325 Half street south
west—were able to leave Emergency
Hospital yesterday afternoon.
In a report of the affair received
by Acting Chief P. W. Nicholson it is
made to appear that an automobile
parked between the loading platfoim
and curb made it necessary to make
a wide turn to go west on New York
i venue.
Officials of the department snv mak
ing the turn west from Ninth street
into New York avenue is by no
means an easy one and the automo
bile reported parked there yesterday
| made the turn much more difficult.
Lieut. Col. Bernie Reports $302
Robbery—School Pupils Among
Theft Victims.
When members of the family of
Lieut. Col. Upton Bernie, jr., 2325
Twentieth street, returned home yes
terday afternoon they found the house
had been ransacked and robbed of
clothing, jewelry and a revolver, val
ued at $302.
Robert T. Purdie, 1190 Eighth street,
reported to police that clothing, a
handbag and a revolver were stolen
from his home yesterday. He placed
his loss at $145.
Jam®* Faulkner, SIS F street north
east, appealed to the police to make
an effort to recover three diamond
rings valued at 1125. He said the
rings were in a pocket of a vest sent
to a cleaning establishment and that
they were missing when the garment
was returned.
Two overcoats and a hat were stolen
from pupils at Macfarland Junior High
School yesterday. The coats belonged
to John J. Columbus, 1809 Lament
street, and Ashton Scharr. 824 Up
shur street. William B. Frye. 4513
lowa avenue, was owner of the hat.
Frank H. Newham. 629 Lexington
place northeast, reported the picking
of his pocket while in an F street thea
ter last night. He said he w - as relieved
of SSO in bills, papers and a penknife.
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Assistant Postmaster General Will
Confer With Officials on
Cigar Importation.
By the Associated Press.
Questions relating to the Parcel
Post Convention between the United
States and Cuba will be taken up with
Cuban postal officials by W. Irving
Glover, second assistant postmaster
general, who leaves tonight for Ha
vana, via Key West.
The Cuban Government has exten
ded the life of the convention twice
to enable the United States Congress
to enact legislation to permit importa
tion by mail, of cigars, in lots of less
■than 3,000 and not weighing over
II pound* Post Office Department
officials r-e hopeful that such legis- )
lation wilt be passed at the coming
session of Congress befnrt March 1.
when the convention will terminate,
unless a measure lifting th* import
restriction is enacted. v

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