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JAPANESE PREMIER
ATTEMPTS TO STOP
TSINAN HOSTILITIES
Tanaka Instructs Diplomatic
Authorities to Seek So
* lution of Trouble.
LAYS BLAME FOR CLASH
ON COMMUNIST ELEMENT
Says Japan Has No Intention of
Interfering With South
ern Troops.
JBy the Associated Press.
TOKIO. May 12.—Premier Tanaka
has instructed competent authorities to
use diplomatic means to settle the
Tsinan affair. The premier told news
paper men today that he believed the
clash at Tsinan was instigated by Com
, munists in the Nationalist army.
He said Japan had no intention of
Interfering with the military operations
of the southern troops, but because of
the possibility of the southern forces
pressing on to Peking and Tientsin,
with fighting in that region, it was
necessary for the powers to have a full
understanding regarding the protection
of foreigners.
MAY ASK LEAGUE AID.
Japanese Officials Consider Plan to Set
tle Differences.
GENEVA, May 12 <&).— Japanese of
ficials are considering the advisability
of having Japan herself submit the
• Shantung dispute to 'he League of Na
tions. the Associated Press was Informed
tedav from a reliable source.
Should the Tokio government adopt
this course it would not be officially
taken as a consequence of the National
ist protest to the league, which has no
Judicial standing under the terms of
the covenant, but as an independent
move by a member of the League de
sirous to explain her position, this be
ing that Japan has no ambition or in
tention whatsoever to violate Chinese
Integrity and territorial independence.
Japanese who favored such a line of
action believe that it would be the "big”
thing to do and worthy of the Japanese
nation which would have nothing to
fear from a League investigation, desir
ing only to place all her cards upon the
table. If Japan decides to take the ini
tiative at Geneva, it is understood that
It will be based on the ground that sl.e
aeeks only to help the Chinese people.
Regret Lvk of C. S. Offer.
Chinese nationals in Geneva today
nM that it was a great disappointment
to the Chinese Nationalists, both of
' Europe and China, that the United
States had not offered friendly effort
for mediation of the dispute betWken
the Japanese and the Chinese and that
Nanking turned to the League when
convinced that the United Btates would
not act. . .
It was emphasised also that the Na
tionalists are Jubilant because the
League considered the Nanking pro
test against Japan’s activities hi Shan
tung serious enough to communicate to
the Council and to give to the world
through the press.
• The Nanking government accused
Japan of ruthless and warlike violation
of Chinese territory and independence
and appealed to the League. In League
circles, however, the opinion was that
it would hesitate to countenance an
official Investigation
The covenant prevents the machinery
from functioning in the settlement of
the dispute unless some government rec
* ogxuzed as a member brings the matter
before the League, The government of
Marshal Chang Tso-Lin, at Peking, and
not the Nanking Nationalists. Is recog
nised as being the official spokesman
for 400,000.000 Chinese. Both it and
Japan are members of the League
Council.
It was thought that if the League lt
»lf should order an investigation that
would establish a precedent which revo
lutionary group: of less importance in
other countries would immediately fol
low.
Council to Consider Matter.
The secretariat of the League, after
. receiving the Nanking protest, discussed
the matter with Sir Eri< Drummond,
gecretary general It was decided to
•nit the entire question as well as the
on tire resp«/nsibility up to the members
of the Council,
The governments represented on the
Council must, therefore, decide whether
Nanking ha* a de facto mandate to
•peak for China. With that it seemed
the secretariat’s role was ended unless
the Peking government or some other
league member requested an investi
gation.
Cheng Lnh, representative of the
Pking government on the council, ex
pressed :he hope that direct negotla
* lions between Japan and China for the
•ettiement of the hhantur*g conflict
wouid be inaugurated
The Japanese delegation to the league
eneied the text of the Nanking protest
to Tokio ar*d was awaiting the advice
•f the home government.
PEKING DRIVE CONTINUE*.
* Advance Guard of Nationalists Reported
at Tehchow.
By ts.« Vr*M
TJXMTSIK. China, May 12 —Cavalry
force* of Oen Peng Yu-Hsiang, now
•Died with itm Nationalist*, are con
tinuing the southern drive on Peking,
occupying Tehchow on the Shantung-
C'hJhii border last night
Report* were received '//day that ad
oance guard* of tlie Koutberners tuive
reached Wukl*// in the province of
Chihli itself and that the Northern
* commander of the Eastern District has
hegun a withdrawal to Ma/ihartg, 35
r/.ae* south of Tientsin
J is *fand that Peng Yu-Hslang,
after »i*e wvpstlr* of jehkhow, so-
I/'/inod a committee 'tu political affair*
for the war //n,* of T ientsin in anticipa
tion of v/upying Tientsin itself shortly.
JAPANESE KENTOKING OKDEK.
Si r oops strengthen fwilwai la
MutsUwf Provime.
g!y ’' « A««/e v»U/> t'»<-**
KHANTUMO May 12 - Gie Ja(mr«ese
ft, shantung continued to slier gti*en
twir position today and there were in
dications trial order was gradual]} being
gestured
7 ite uieg/apns and telephorws be
tween 'lkihgtivr end 7 sman which Were
< rt wia n Chinese psUofislitU and Jap
mjnrxm ba tiled for p'/sseselon of fsinan
were in use again twenty inousand
JM I, weft In the bare b/ l/e moved l/ibi
I* the war torn province i/ringing the
Je j/anr se strength th*i» Jo about UOt
iCon'tssiac an Peg* ?, Column • r
VVKAIHLK.
tP f S'mhei Mnreaii >\»reea»t i
Pair and continued cool tonight: to
morrow fair, with riaing temperature.
Temperature—Highest. 88. at 2:30
r> m vesterday: lowest. 50. at 7 a.m. to
dav Pull report on page 3.
JOHN JOY EDSON, HIT BY AUTO.
HAS FIGHTING CHANCE FOR LIFE
Condition of Philanthropist
1 1 Shows Improvement, but
| Is Declared Serious.
; Hospital Rushed With Inqui
ries—Civic Leader Struck
by Car Being Parked.
John Joy Edson. venerable citizen,
philanthropist and public servant, was
fighting for his life today at Emergency
Hosnital as surgeons awaited the outs
come of serious injuries he received
yesterday afternoon in an unusual traf
-1 fle accident.
The octogenarian financier received a
fractured skull and other injuries when
he was knocked down about 4:30 o’clock
yesterday afternoon by an automobile
which was backing into a parking space
in front of the headquarters of the
Equitable Co-operative Building Asso
ciation. of which Mr. Edson is presi
dent.
As hundreds of telephone inquiries
from anxious friends were swamping
the hospital switchboard today. Supt.
B. B Sandridge issued a formal bulletin
as follows:
"Mr Edson passed a fair night and
shows somp improvement this morning
! He is unable to talk, but understands
SEEKS MORE G. 0. P.
ELECTORAL VOTES
House Bill Aims at Equaliza
tion by Taking Eight
From Democrats.
A bill to give the Republicans an j
increase of eight votes in the electoral,
college with a corresponding decrease
of eight votes to the Democrats was
introduced in the House today by Rep
resentative McLeod. Republican, of
Michigan. He proposed to apportion
the electors in the election of Presi
dent and Vice President and to enforce
the provisions of article 2, section 1,
clause 2 of the Constitution, which says
electors shall be equal to the number
of Representatives and Senators to
which the several States are entitled.
Would Amend Code.
The United States code, title 3.
chapter 1. section 2, says electors shall
be equal to the number of Representa
tives and Senators the several States .
have in Congress The McLeod bill !
would amend the United Btates code 1
to apportion presidential electors as i
they would have been had Congress
reapportioned the House on the 1820 |
census as should have been done under j
provisions of the Constitution.
The McLeod amendment reads as ]
follows:. “The number of electors shall ,
be equal to the number of senators .
and representatives to which the several j
states are by law entitled at the time
when the President and Vice President *
to be choeen come into office: Provided
that in any election prior to an appor
tionment of senators and representa
tives on the basis of the enumeration
of 1920 or any subsequent enumera
tion. the electors shall be apportioned
among the several States as follows:
Alabama, 12: Arizona. 3. Arkansas. 9:
California, 16: Colorado, 6; Connecticut,
8: Delaware, 3; Florida. 6: Georgia, 14;
Idaho. 4: Illinois, 29; Indiana, 14;
lowa 12; Kansas, 9; Kentucky. 12; Lou
isiana. 9: Maine. 5; Maryland. 8: Mas
sachusetts, 18: Michigan. 17; Minnesota,
12: Mississippi. 9; Missouri, 16; Mon
tana. 4; Nebraska, 7; Nevada. 3; New
Hampshire. 4; New Jersey. 15; New
Mexico. 3; New York, 45; North Caro
lina. 13; North Dakota, 5; Ohio, 26;
Oklahoma, 10; Oregon. 5: Pennsylvania,
38; Rhode Island. 4; South Carolina,
9; South Dakota. 5: Tennessee. 12; Tex
as. 21: Utah, 4; Vermont. 3; Virginia.
12; Washington. 8: West Virginia, 8;
Wisconsin. 13: Wyoming, 3.
Gains by States.
Under such a reapportionment in the
electoral college the gain by States Is
as follows:
California, 3; Ohio, 2; Michigan. 2;
Connecticut, I; New Jersey. 1: North
Carolina. 1; Texas. 1, and Washington,
l, making a total of 12.
The States that would lose are Mis
souri, 2, and Indiana, .owa. Kansas.
Kentucky, l/ouislana, Maine, Rhode Is
land, Vermont. Mississippi and Ne
braska. 1 each, making a total of 12
A check-up on the proposed gains
and losses shows a clear Republican in
crease of 8
The McLeod bill was referred to the
committee on election of President , Vice
President and Representatives In Con
gress.
’ - • ■----«»»
MYSTERY IN ILLNESS
OF PILSUOSKI DENIED:
i
Polish Premier Declared Cured of
Neuralgia and. Attack of
1 1 Rheumatism.
| By tt>* A-tn ittu-ti I'i/m
! WARSAW. May 12,~ Report* that the
Illness of Marshal Pllsudskl, Polish
t premier, is a mysterious one were de
r riled today by the Polish Telegraphic
• Agency, which stated that It was au«
, thoiixed to deny ail such rumors eir
• cuiating Iri the foreign press.
77ie marshal’s illness was described
by the agency as an attack of neu
• j ralgia and a return of rlieurnatism, from
i which he has suffered many years. He
i { ts stated to have recovered and to have
t! no plans to go abroad for n cure
i Yesterday ti»e premier discussed at
i length current political questions with j
Foreign Minister Zaleskl wiille today he I
| received the Rumanian Minister, hav- i
i j tng returned to his usual official labors I
,j —~ « .»"■ .... mi,,,,' ,i... i ' I'lu.nrr
I
Anti-Profanity League to Consider
Effect of Foul Language on Health
hn i)4 ahu'lum ht*»,
\ ffKKACfA, Italy, May 13. Swearing
. and foul language Judged from the
( medical standpoint are the subjects
of an addtees oil Uw agenda of the
* Third Annual Congress of lb* Italian
1 AnM'Profanity league, which opened
' \ I .ere today
J; Strongly supported Oy the Catholic
'i Churefe i and tine Kgadal government,
" >h* league hae made great progress in
* the last five year* In a country where
' no *o long ago swearing was > orumon
profanity ii»* tank into «vmp*rattv«
\ \ .
Wc\t %uxam Stef.
y J WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION
WASHINGTON, I). C., SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1928-THIRTY-FOUR PAGES. *
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JOHN JOY EDSON.
when he is spoken to. While his condi
tion is regarded as serious, we feel that
i he has a fighting chance. His physi
cian has ordered absolute quiet.”
It was said that more than 500 tele
| j phone calls regarding Mr. Edson s con
■ dition were received at the hospital
! within a few hours this morning, They
| came from persons high and low in
(Continued on Page 2, Column 7.)
FAVOR EOR MERGER
EXPECTED MONDAY
Special Meeting of House
District Committee Called
for 10:30 A.M.
The Hou.se District committee is ex
i peeled to vote out the street railway
merger bill on Monday. Chairman Lehl~
bach has called a special meeting for
10:30 in the morning.
Although several committee members
have asked time to present their views,
it is the general opinion of the com
mittee that a vote will be taken before
adjournment and the prospects are that
it will be favorable.
It was reported today that members
of the New York delegation are pre
pared to join with Representative Gil
bert. Democrat, of Kentucky; Repre
sentative Gibson, Republican, of Ver
mont, and others, who are actively op
posed to the merger bill.
LAW OFFICERS HELD
| IN AUTOIST’S DEATH
Constable and Special Deputy Sher
j iff Charged With Manslaughter
After Shpoting.
By the A*»fw:i#!e«i Ptr**.
FRESNO. Calif., May 12. Alvin R.
Cole, a constable, and Special Deputy
Sheriff Ira B. Chalmers were held on
charges of manslaughter here today for
shooting to death Frank Aiello In Pine
dale. Calif., last Saturday night. Cole
and Chalmers fired on an automobile
In which Aiello was riding, in the be
lief that they were about to capture a
liquor runner. No liquor was found.
The warrant was issued by City Justice
Earl J. Church at the request of Frank
Curran, an attorney who had been re
tained by the local organization of the
Sons of Italy to prosecute the case
after a grand jury failed to indict the
two officials
A coroner's jury held the two officers
responsible for the death, but the dis
trict attorney announced after a sub
sequent grand Jury session that there
had been insufficient votes cast by the
inquisitorial body to return an indict
ment
Curran announced last night that the
district attorney's office had agreed to
make him a special prosecutor In the
case.
PRINCESS INGRID ON VISIT
By the AMQrtsted Prr»».
LONDON. May 12.—Princess Ingrid
of Sweden today was the guest of the
Duke of Connaught, uncle of the young
man most often rumored as engaged—
the Prince of Wales.
The 18-year-old princess came to
England with her father. Crown Prince
Gustav Adolph, for a visit of several
weeks.
I There were rumors a year ago that
i Princess Ingrid was about to become
j engaged to the Prince of Wales.
American Sculptor Win*.
PARIS, May 12 UP). —A foreigner for
the first time has won the Society of
French Artists gold medal for sculpture.
Andrew O’Connor, who was bom In
Worcester Mass., but who makes his
home in Paris, was unanimously given
the highest award by the salon Jury
for his heroic statue "Tristan and
Isold/-,” chiseled from Indiana lime
stone.
Six Drown in Flood.
BRATISLAVA, Czechoslovakia, May
12 Of*).—Six men were drowned, the
population thrown into panic and much
material damage caused when the River
Hron, overflowed Its banks last night
: inundating th« whole countryside. The
! River Neutra also 1* rising to an alarm -
I tug extent, menacing towns and villages
, along Its banks and causing the popufa*
I lions to flee
disuse Everywhere the league* plac
ard* beseech the reader to aba tain from
bad language "for the honor of Italy."
Tit* congress is under the Itonorary
presidency of lite Duke of Bargamo,
cousin of the King and brother of the
Duke of Plato la, recently married to
the Princess l-ydla of Aranb«rg The
delegates attend pontifical high maa* In
ihe tallodial tomorrow, and Their Mon
day program tails for a dlscuaalon of
spreading antl-blaapheming propaganda
through the nubile school* A solemn
is deum in the Cathedral oI Halo will
i terminate tha maatlng.
IUNKERS PILOT OFF
IN ARMY PLANE TO
BRING OUT BREMEN
Gen. Fechet Heads Flight to
Greenly Island to Save
Germans’ Craft.
MELCHOIR MAY EMPLOY
PARACHUTE FOR LANDING
U. S. Flyers to Come Down Some
Distance Away and Await Re
port of Airman’s Progress.
By the Associated Pres*.
PORTLAND, Me.. May 12.—The
two Army amphibian planes bound
for Greenly Island. Labrador, from
Mltchel Field, arrived over Portland
Harbor at 12:05 p.m.
By t!i« Ssunolated Press.
MITCHEL FIELD, N. Y.. May 12.
Two Army amphibian planes took off
today on the second leg of a flight to
Greenly Island to help bring out the
transatlantic monoplane Bremen. The
planes were bound for Plctou. Nova
Scotia, and a stop will be made at Port
land. Me., for re-fueling.
The first plane to leave was the Oalc,
piloted by Lieut. Muir Fairchild, with
Maj. Gen. James E. Fechet. chief of the
Army Air Corps, as a passenger. The
hop-off was made at 9:08 am. The
second plane, the Oalb. which left soon
afterward, was piloted by Capt. Ira C.
Eaker. and Fred Melchoir. chief me
chanic of*the Junkers Co., builders of
the Bremen, was a passenger.
Left D. C. Yesterday.
Taking off from Washington yester
day afternoon, the flyers spent the night
at Miller Field. Staten Island, where
Melchoir joined them. They hope to
reach Greenly Island Monday.
The flight was undertaken at the re
quest of the German Ambassador and
Miss Herta Junkers, who pointed out
that unless the Bremen was flown from
her island prison within a few days, the
rapidly softening ground would make a
take-off impossible.
If a landing by the two amphibian
planes at the island la found impossible,
Melchoir plans to drop to the island
by parachute. The Army planes then
will turn back to their fuel base at
St. George. The Junkers mechanic will
fly the Bremen out of a take-off is
possible.
May Try Landing.
After dropping Melchoir at Greenly
Island, the flyers plan to wait 24 hours
and if no word is received from him
in that time, to fly back to the island
and attempt a landing in open water.
If Melchoir can do nothing with the
Bremen he will fly back in one of the
planes to make further plans. If It is
found impossible to fly the Bremen out.
the plane will be left on the Island un
til a steamer can get through.
Two parachutes will be taken along.
A regular Army model, 24 feet in diam
eter, and a training "chute," 28 feet
in diameter. The Army flyers plan to
instruct Melchoir in their use.
The most nerve-wracking part of
oarechute jumping—the drop through
space before the ring is pulled releasing
the silk bag—is to be eliminated for
Melchoir's benefit.
Capt. Baker plans to throttle down
his motor, while the Junkers mechanic
climbs out on the wing of the plane,
where he will pull the ripcord and let
the opened parachute pull him off Into
the air for the drop to earth. Ordi
narily a flyer in making a parachute
Jump dives off Into space and then
counts three before pulling the ring.
Reached Island April IS.
The State Department obtained per
mission from the Canadian and New
foundland governments for the Army
planes to fly over their territory.
The Bremen has been earthbound on
the barren little island off Labrador
since April 13. when Capt. Koehl
brought her down to a precarious land
ing after wandering around In a snow
storm over Newfoundland and Labrador
at the end of the ocean flight.
The Ford relief plane, piloted by
Bernt Balchen. flew in to the Bremen
April 23 carrying a spare propeller and
fuel. The plane's motor, however, failed
to function properly and a take-off on
wheels also was found Impossible. Koehl.
Maj. Fltzmaurlce and Baron von
Hucnefeld then flew out In the relief
plane.
MUST CONSERVE FUEL.
Flyers Will Have Narrow Operating
Margin of Hop to Island.
The Bremen relief expedition, com
posed of Maj. Gen. Fechet. chief of
the Army Air Corps; Capt. Kaker and
Lieut. Fairchild, in two Loenlng am
phibian planes, left Bolling Field late
yesterday for New York.
In their flight from St. George, New
foundland, to Greenly Island and re
turn, the two amphibians will have a
narrow operating margin. The round
trip, under favorable conditions, will
consume about five hours. While gas
supplies for seven hours will be car
ried, conservation of the gas supply
will be necessary,
Capt, Eaker and Lieut. Fairchild,
piloting the planes, were members of
the Army good-will flight that covered
more than 20,000 miles on visits
through Central and Isitln American
countries. They also piloted Assistant
Secretary Davison and Gen Fechet on
their recent Inspection trip to Panama
and back. Capt. Eaker has had about
SSO hours in flying amphibians. Lieut.
Fairchild about 400 hours,
All precautions are being taken by
the Army Air Corps to insure the
success of the mission. In case of a
forced landing in the isolated regions
over which their course lies, the flyers
will carry a six-day supply of Army
emergency rations
AIR HONEYMOON ENOS.
British Flyer and Bride Reach Lon
don From Cape Town.
OHO YUEN, England, May 12 <*>),—
Capt. R. K, Bentley and iris bride, tire
former Darya Oldfleld, to marry whom
hi flaw the 8,000 miles from London to
South Africa, arrived at Croydon yes
terday after a honeymoon flight from
Cape Town back to london. They used
a tiny two-seated plana and made the
trip at a leisurely rate,
r ‘l have only a handful of luggage,"
said Mrs, Bentley, “as our little plane
will not carry much besides ourselves.
We intend to fly back to South Africa
In tire Autumn. I even learned to fly
our little plane during our honeymoon
trip,"
.
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WILSON-KEPHART
INTERVIEW FUTILE
Banker Declines to Discuss
Talk With Scientist.
New Clue Fails.
With E. Perclval Wilson, banker, who
was kidnaped on Wednesday night, de
dining to state whether he learned any*
thing new in his Interview yesterday
with Leonard W. Kephart, Department
of Agriculture scientist, who was as
saulted by thugs the same night, and
the failure of a clue developed at
Soldiers’ Home last night, police of the
District and Montgomery County. Mary*
land, are completely at a less today to
explain either of the affairs.
Although the kidnaper used the auto
mobile and pistol belonging to Kephart.
late yesterday afternoon was the first
opportunity that Wilson'had to inter*
view the victim of the first attack. They
compared notes, but Wilson declined to
tell police that he would be able to
identify his assailant if he again con*
fronted him.
- Ponca ware working last night m
information received from an operator
on the awitchboard at the Soldiers’
Home to the effect thst a suspicious
telephone call was received through that
board early Thursday after Kephart
had stumbled into the hospital suffering
from the effect of several blows received
at the hands of his assailant. The in
vestigation revealed, however, that the
query was merely that of some person
inquiring as to Kephart's condition.
11l Prior to Attack.
The impression that he had lain un
conscious for nearly six hours in the
alfalfa field where he was attacked was
dispelled today by Kephart. who ex
plained that he had been ill prior to the
attack and that the blow in his ab
domen and not that on his head was
responsible for his inability to arise
from the field and make his way to the
hospital sooner than he did.
"I had been suffering from a stomach
disorder.’’ Kephart said, ’’and the blow,
although not rendering me entirely un
conscious. left me in a semi-stupor from
which I was unable to recover to the
extent of walking I could hear but
could not see. and feared for a time
that I was losing my sight entirely.
When I did sufficiently recover to make
my way toward the hospital I dis
covered numerous automobiles were
passing along the road by which it
would have been necessary for me r o
make my way, and 1 was embarrassed,
because the thugs had taken a greater
part of my clothing. Therefore I waited
until there was less possibility of en
countering any motorists.”
Believed Victim of Blow.
The police have been laboring under
the impression that Kephart claimed
to have been unconscious from a blow
on the head up until the time he re
covered and made his way to the hos
pital. A doctor, however, had stated
to them that Kephart had not received
a blow of sufficient violence to render
him unconscious for even so short a
time.
NAVY FLYER HD '
VICTIM OF HEROISM
Lieut. J. J. Rooney Believed
Killed in Plunge to Save
Comrade on Lexington.
Hy Ul« I'IPM
SAN PEDRO. Calif., May 13 Re
sources of t)»e Navy today were directed
to the attempt to recover from the
waters Ift miles tiff Han Diego a naval
nghtlng plane and (lie body of LiiUt.
Joseph John Rooney, strapped in Its
cockpit, the victim perhaps of a lierole
plunge taken to avoid endangering a
, comrade.
After the fall of the plane into the
water Thursday while Rooney was at
tempting a landing on the aircraft car
rier Lexington, a patrol of boats were
thrown about the area and divers or
dered from Han Diego, rhey were kept
vainly in the search throughout yester
day and last night.
rleet officials said a board of Inquiry
would investigate the accident, but no
formal announcement of the calling of
such an Investigation was made,
Witnesses of the accident expressed
the opinion that Uaut, Rooney, sweep
tug over the deck of the Lexington, saw
another airplane about to be launched
from the deck His plane xwerved, fell
into a side slip and dropped Into the
sea. Previously he had shown remark
able skill in bringing his plane to the
deck of i lie carrier as she drove through
the sea.
Merchant Hangs Out
Flag, Whole Town
Follows Suit at Once
By the A*»ociafed Pre»*.
ALBION. N. Y.. May 12—This
village's business section was gay
with flags yesterday, but nobody
knew why.
One merchant was said to have
put his flag out and others promptly
followed his example.
LINDBERGH PLANS
STIR MANY RUMORS
Newspaper Sees “Important
Project’’ Under Way in
New York Conferences.
By the Ateo'-lated Pre**.
NEW YORK, May 12.—Th* New
York Herald-Tribune says today that
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spent today
In conference with Harry F. Guggen
heim and Col. Henry Breckinridge,
former Assistant Secretary of War.
While an "important project” is
under consideration. Col. Lindbergh
insisted his plans are indefinite.
The "Important project," the paper
says, dates back at least to February,
when Col. Breckinridge made a flight
from New York to Havana to meet
Lindbergh for a conference. On April
28 the two colonels flew to Washington
for a further conference, and one guess,
unsubstantiated yesterday, was that
Lindbergh might fly across the Pacific
to resume his role of "Good Will Am
bassador." this time In the Orient.
Although there was nothing to show
any relation, stock of two leading
aeronautical corporations. Curtiss and
Wright, rose to new high levels,
coincident with Col. Lindbergh’s arrival
in New York Rumors were current in
Wall Street that the two companies
were to merge, with Lindbergh taking a
high-salaried post.
This rumor, however, found no com
fort In Lindbergh's statement made by
him last night that "I am not connected
with any commercial company,” the
Herald-Tribune says.
LANFIIIER ON WAY TO N. Y.
MONTGOMERY. Ala.. May 13
(A*).—Maj. Thomas G. Lanphier. com
mandant of Selfridge Field. Mich., who
is reported to have been selected to ac
company Col. Charles A Lindbergh on a
flight across the North Atlantic this
Summer, took off from Maxwell Field
for New York at 7:20 o'clock this morn
ing. A stop was scheduled at Fort
Bragg. N. C., for refuelling.
MaJ. Lanphier arrived here Friday
with a group of 73 planes on Southern
Spring maneuvers. He declined to com
ment on the report that he is to accom
pany Lindbergh.
HOUGHTON REACHES
1 FINALS IN TOURNEY
Defeats Pendergast of Bannock
burn, 2 and I—Wilson 1 Up
on Butz.
A. L. Houghton of the Manor Club
won his way to the final round In the
Town and Country Club invitation golf
tournament today and probably will
play Richard 11 Wilson of Southern
Pines. N. C.. a student at Georgetown
University Wilson was 1 up on 8 H
But* of Aberdeen, S Dak., with four to
play. Houghton defeated W L. Pen
dergast of Bunnoekbiiru. 2 and 1.
G C. Heath of Bannockburn defeated
Carl M Noetxel of Argyle on the nine
teenth hole In the third flight semi-,
finals and Is playing John M McCor
mack of Indian Spring, who defeated
Fred Whalen of Indian Spring on tire
nineteenth hole Finalists In the fourth
flight are Hen L, Fuller and It L. Tay
lor. Fuller I* from Washington ami
Tavlor plays from Columbia
State Supreme Court Asked to Decide
On School s Barring Girl Not in Uniform
By «tie l*ir*•
DKNVKR. Oulo,, May U The Colo
reds Supreme Court h*» born eased to
decide whether a girl eon be burred
from high school for failure to con
form to rules un uniform dress.
In on oppeui from a decision uphold
ing the demond of the Huerfano County
school committee for uniform clothing.
B. Julian hernme of WalsenbuiM con*
tends the ofltetais of that institution
hove exceeded their authority The com
mlttee ruled thot gut students must
“f rom Pre n to Home
Within the Hour ”
The Star’s carrier system covers
every city block and the regular edi
tion is delivered to Washington homes
•is fast as the papers are printed.
Yesterday’s Circulation, 106,436
UP) Means Associated Press.
SENATORS CLOSE I
PAY BILL HEARING
Steward Appeals for Prompt
Action to Prevent Pigeon
holing of Measure.
I Following an appeal by Luther C.
' Steward of the National Federation of
Federal Employes, for prompt action on
1 1 the Welch Government pay Increase
(bill, as It passed the House, because of
the danger of no legislation if a differ*
: ent bill is reported, the Senate civil
j service committee closed its hearing
with plans for an executive session late
; this afternoon to decide what course
the committee will take.
Mr. Steward’s plea for approval of
the House bill, leaving technical reclas
sification questions and individual in*
equalities to be studied during the Sum
mer and considered at the next session,
came near the end of more than taro
hours of discussion, in the course of
. which members of the committee asked
numerous questions as to the cod and
; effect of various proposed modifications
; | in the House bill.
Would Maintain Grades.
Proposals to amend the biU as passed
1 : by the House so that there would be the
1 same number of salary steps in each
I grade under the new bill as under the
present law was put forward by Sena
tor Brookhart. Republican. lowa, as
f a means of eliminating confusion, at
I the opening of the hearing this morn
; ing.
Senator Brookhart said that as the
bill now stands higher steps are added
to the various grades, but In many in
stances the total number of steps In a
grade is reduced, and he contended that
that fact has left employes confused as
to where they will go when realloca
tions are made under the new law.
Smoot Recommends Elimination.
When the hearings began several days
ago. Senator Smoot recommended the
elimination of i clause in the House bill
providing that employes who are re
graded would be given the same relative
position in the new grade.
William H. Mcßeynolds. assistant
chief at the Bureau of Efficiency and
a member of the Classification Board,
was the first witness, and told the com
mittee that the estimate of $18,000,000
as the cost of the Welch bill was based
on an estimated total of 160,000 em
ployes affected, of which number 46,000
are in the District.
FOUR WOMEN DIE
IN LAUNDRY BLAST
Six Persons Seriously Hurt
as Explosion Wrecks
Kokomo Building.
I H.v Uu' Amni'iatM) Pifn.
KOKOMO. Ind.. May 12.—Four
women were killed. 6 persons were
seriously injured and 15 others were
suffering from shock and bruises as a
result of the explosion of a flat work
steam mangle in the Fridlln Laundry
here this morning. dead are:
Anna Black. Emma Ford. Edith
Btrkett and Mary Sapp.
The women were working on the
mangle when the blast occurred. The
one-story brick laundry building was
wrecked and window panes In buildings
for two blocks surrounding the laundry
were blown out
MEDAL APPROVED.
A joint resolution of Congress pro
viding 11,600 for a gold medal to com
* memorate Col. Charles A. Lindbergh's
I transatlantic flight was signed todav by
President Coolldge
wear a plain whit# cotton hknuw with
not more than three straight row* of
braid on the collar and alaavaa, a
black tic and a blue skirt.
l-aintne'a said hta daughter HoaaU*
was refused admission to the aohool
November last when she appeared In
clothing at variance with that pre
scribed *
t am unable to understand why a
child wearing a middy having three
straight rows of braid shall be a better
student than one wearing six rows of
braid, Untune said In hu petition, J
TWO CENTS.
HOOVER CAMPAIGN
BILLS OF 1241,274
REPORTED BY GOOD
Secretary’s Manager In
creases Total Estimate to
$300,000 in Testimony.
COMPARES EXPENDITURE
WITH THOSE OF OTHERS
Denies Hoover Was Preparing 1920
Statement That He Was
Democrat.
By the A*«ociated Pres*.
The campaign expenditures on behalf
of Herbert Hoover were placed by the
directing head of his organization today
at $241,274.41, exclusive of possible ex
penditures In California outside of the
southern portion of the State.
James W. Good, who testified before
the Senate investigating committee and
who had estimated that the total would
fall below $250,000, said he now be
lieved he would have to revise his fig
ures to $300,000 when all reports were
in. The total included Good’s calcula
tion that the campaign in Ohio cost
! $40,000..
I
Questioned on Contests.
As he gave this testimony the wit
ness said that $40,000 spent by the
Hoover headquarters here compared
with $250,000 spent by the Coolidge or
ganization here in 1924, and he told
the committee Frank O. Low den had
expenditures of $414,987 in 1920 ana
that the late Leonard Wood had spent
$1,773,330 in the same campaign.
Good was questioned at length as to
why Hoover had entered contests in
certain States and stayed out of those
in others. He assumed the relationship
between Hoover and Secretary Me Hot
had restrained him from going into
Pennsylvania.
Senator Barkley. Democrat, Kentucky,
questioned the witness as to charges
that Hoover was not a good Republican
Good denied these suggestions, finally
saying, in reply to a question, that it
was not true that Hoover was preparing
a statement in 1920 that he was a
Democrat and that Julius Barnes
persuaded him not to do so because
there was a better chance for Repub
lican success that jear.
The witness said he was paying h
own expenses in his present work.
The committee announced at con
elusion of Good's testimony that Lowdcr
will be called Monday.
» California Expenses.
Recalled to the stand as the first wit
ness of the day. Good was asked If the
expenditures of $27,000 reported by
George B. Bush of Los Angeles, were
for southern California only.
“I don't know," Good said. “I will in
quire and if there were expenditures in
other parts of the Bute I will advise
the committee."
Asked if any of the 13.650.50 reported
for Texas had been used in the contest
there for delegates. Good said he was
unaware. He added that there was no
primary in Texas, merely county con
ventions.
Testifying as to New Jersey. Good
said "the sentiment there for Sec
retary Hoover was so strong no on*
would run against him."
"I did not ask you to elaborate on
that." Senator Barkley. Democrat. Ken
tucky. said.
“Who was the opposing candidate
against Mr. Hoover in New York?" the
Kentuckian continued.
“The situation in New York was that
those who were leading in the fight
against Mr. Hoover wanted a delega
tion uninstructed.” Good replied.
"And that was done?"
“So far as the main delegates art
concerned." Good said.
At the outset of the hearing Good
said an incorrect statement prepared
by him yesterday had made the ex
penditures for Massachusetts $66,997 35
This was a typographical error, he said,
the correct amount being $6,699.73.
Goed's Status Questioned.
Good and Barkley sparred for some
time on Good’s actual status with the
Hoover forces. The witness would not
say that he was the chief of the organ
ization.
Barkley wanted to know if it was not
true that Hoover's policy had been to
enter primaries in States where he
could not get an agreement that the
favorite-son candidates would shift their
support to him.
“I asume that it was the attitude of
the Secretary that the delegates might
be friendly to him.” Good replied. "That
they would not be last ditchers. I do
not know what his statement was. You
had him before you and examined
him."
"Do you think there is any difference
between the expenditures of large sums
in a State and making a deal with fa
vorite son candidates for delegates?"
"In the States that were close neither
party wants to create prejudices that
will make it difficult in November," was
the reply.
Asked how the Hoover organisation
combated statements that Hoover was
not a Republican, the witness said it
was pointed out that Hoover was born
and spent his early boyhood in "the
rock-ribbed Republican State of lowa."
and always had advocated Republican
principles.
Denis* Change In Stand.
Barkley asked If In 1930 Hoover
didn't declare for the League of Nations
and against a high tariff. He also
asked if Hoover was not prepared to
Issue a statement in 1930 that he was
a Democrat and that Julius Barnes,
~t Continued'on Page 3. Column 6.1*
HEADQUARTERS TO OPEN.
KANSAS CITY. May 1J (A*v-N«-
tional convention headquarters of the
Republican national committee wiU be
opened here Monday or Tuesday. Con
rad H, .Mann, general chairman of the
local arrangements committee, But
nounoed yesterday
Lee Nixon, sergeant-at-arms of the
convention, will have charge of the
opening of the headquarters. Mr Mann
said, and William M Butler, chairman
of the national committee, will arrive
next Friday or Saturday to remain until
after the convention.
locuiti Win ov«r Airplanes,
BASRA, Irak. May 13 (4»»BrtiUh
military airplanes were defeated when
they tackled a new foe near here. A
squadron was sent aloft to try and scat
ter a cloud of ktcu»i* which threatened
to devour the date crop. The tnaecta
clung to all parts of the planes so
thickly that the latter were forced IB
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