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(V. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.' Fair today: tomorrow Increaming cloudiness, not much change in tem perature. Temperature—Highest. 45. at 5 p.m. yesterday: lowest. 31, at 6 am. yes terday. Full report on page 7. xr 0 40 xt on (V7O Entered as second class matter JN O. I', Jio—O. p OS t office, Washington, D. C. PRISON ULTIMATUM HURLED AT POLICE IN CHICAGO PURGING Pity, Stirred by Gangland Massacre, Awaits Exten sive Crime Clean-Up. SEARCH FOR MURDERERS FAILS AS NET SPREADS Paper Attributes Slaying of Seven to Canadians' Fight for Liquor Racket Control. Br the Associated Press. CHICAGO. February 16.—As a di rect result of the St. Valentine's day massacre of seven gangsters. Chicago tonight was on the verge of what prom ised to be the greatest dry cleaning and general crime purging since prohibition became a law 10 years ago. The concerted drive by Federal. State and city officials against crime, vice, gambling—and particularly liquor—al most, overshadowed the manhunt for the murderers of the seven Moran gangsters who were executed in their headquarters last Thursday. Spurred on by general criticism and the State’s attorney’s admonition to the police to “clamp on the lid or go to Jail.” Commissioner of Police William F. Russell today told his captains and deputies “booze selling and booze run ning must be wiped out.” Blames Prohibition for Slayings. He blamed "prohibition and booze” for the wholesale slayings and ordered ft. 600 policemen that he said had been battling crime, vice and gambling to be thrown into the fight to make Chicago dry—something the police heretofore have considered a duty of Federal au thorities. Meanwhile the search for the four or five men who virtually eliminated the Moran gang with their machine guns extended along two lines—neither of which had been productive of results. The police were searching here and else where for three members of the “purple gang” of Detroit, identified from photo graphs by rooming house owners across the street from the Moran headquarters as having rented rooms there shortly before the killings. It was the police theory that those sought spied on the Moran gang, await ing an auspicious moment to order out the firing squad. Such tactics are not new in gang warfare here. Half a dozen slayings having been traced to •uch planning. The other line of inquiry lay in trac ing trucks found in the garage where the Moran gang was killed and In an effort to trace old police squad cars fol lowing reports that, aach a car was used by the killer* to escape. "" 1 Dry Administrator Is Rebuked. A theory expressed yesterday by Maj. T. D. Sillowav, assistant prohibition administrator, that real policemen and not gangsters wearing police uniforms were the killers remained without sub stantiation today. Maj. Silloway left, his office announcing he expected to meet some one who would help verify his theory but returned later stating that he had been “unable to make con nections.” His theorizing drew a re buke from Prohibition Commissioner Doran in Washington. John A. Swanson, Btate attorney, at a conference with Commissioner Russell, blamed the police for conditions which resulted in the murders and said that such crimes would not occur unless there was a ready market for liquor. Commissioner Russell’s orders were Issued immediately after the conference and he admonished his men to stop selling and traffic in liquor and ordered any police officer knowing of any con nection with the killing of any police men to report the matter to him. Police Reorganisation Asked. Police, also were under fire from other quarters. Alderman John Massen said he expected to present to the city council next week a bill providing for reorganizing of the Police Department under a non-political civilian board of control. He said the city’s reputation had been damaged beyond repair by tl» killings which would not have occurred if the Police Department had been or ganized efficiently. The Association of Commerce took a hand in the matter by demanding a grand jury investigation of the imputa tions cast on the police department as a result of the slayings with a view to clearing the department or ridding it of those who might be found guilty. The bodies of the victims of the gang •laughter have been claimed by relatives. Funeral services will be held Monday. For Peter and Frank Gusenberg. prin cipal lieutenant* of George "Bugs” Moran, expensive caskets have been purchased with indications they would be buried with some of the lsvish dis play and pomp affected by relatives of slain gangsters a few years ago. For the other five.‘however, simple services were planned. Ten Are Taken in Raid. Nine men and a woman were arrested In a raid this afternoon in a North Side garage suspected to be a sub-head quarters of the Moran outfit. Detective Capt. William Schoemaker led the raiders, arriving just as a truckload of whisky was moving out. In a vault were found other cases of w'hisky. all of it believed to be of Canadian origin shipped from Detroit. The prisoners were taken to the fContinued on Page~2, Column ft.) North Carolina House Memorializes Congress to Build Roads to Planets the Associated Press. RALEIGH. N. C., February 16. —Con- gress would be called on to build a sys tem of roads connecting the earth, aun. moon and stars under a memorial adopted today by the State House of Representatives. The resolution came to the House from the Senate originally as a memo rial calling on Congress to take steps to build a highway system connecting the capital cities of all States. Repre sentative Gwynn, Republican, of Rock ingham County, declared he believed th* whole proposition a joke, but that Congress would recognize At as such unless it was made more nb tNuous. then offered tb* amend REED FLAYS "DRINKING DRYS” IN DERISIVE SPEECH IN SENATE Fiery Missourian Says U. S. Held in Reign of Hypoc risy by Prohibition. Threatens to Bare Names of Those Who Flout Law Secretly. By th* Associated Press. A torrent of scorn and derision for prohibition and the principles of pro hibition was loosed in the Senate yes terday by Senator Reed of Missouri. Delivering one of the few extended speeches of the session, which is seeing the Missourian bow' himself voluntarily off the stage of public service, he turned upon those who voted dry and drink, wet with a fury which even he has seldom approached in the historic years of his turbulent senatorial career. So scorching was his attack that the long-awaited Reed-Borah debate on prohibition, the dream of those who lore to listen to sharply-turned forensic thrust* and counterthrusts, became a passible oratorical treat for the week. At the request of Senator Borah the Senate agreed to remove the limit on debate, but whether the Idahoan will decide to reply directly to Senator Reed tomorrow was not fully disclosed. Law Held U. S. Worst Crime. The Missouri Democrat contended that the United States is in a “reign of hypocrisy and cant, of violence, chicanery, false pretense and fraud,’’ and predicted that the time would come when the American people would awaken to the view that “the prohibi tory law Is the worst crime that has ever taken place.” He shouted that a man who voted dry, but nevertheless drinks, is “a cow ard—a knavish coward,” and said he might in time make public the names of members of Congress whose personal habits are contrary to their sentiments as registered by their votes on prohibi tion proposals. The Jones bill to increase penalties for prohibition law violators was the order of bv. -ness in the Senate, and un der a previous agreement debate on the measure would have been limited after 4 p.m. yesterday. At the request of Senator Borah four additional hours of unrestricted discussion was provided. As Reed warmed to his subject he predicted that in time the country will see the prohibition law come “to an ignominious end.” "The day will come,” he thundered, “when the man who votes for prohibi tion and who himself violates the let ter and the spirit of the law will be held in that kind of contempt which ought to. be visited upon the knavish hypocrite who masks himself behind pretended virtue, and who seeks to hoid office by virtue of his false pretense. “The day will come when judges who have made malefactors of decent boys and men will sink into that obloquy which is the just reward of cruelty, op pression and wrong. Say* Groups Control Government. “The day will come in this country when organized groups will no longer conduct the Government, but once more the voice of the people will be heard, and that voice will pronounce the knell of those who have yielded that thrift might follow fawning.” The Senator asserted he had no criticism of those men who themselves observe the doctrines they would force on others, but, he declared: “I hold in an abhorrence and con tempt that cannot be painted in any tongue that man has ever possessed the creature who. to keep his place In this body or in the House of Representa tives will make that a felony which he himself connives at in his personal practice.” Acidly the Senator told of drinking at the Republican and Democratic con ventions last Summer at Kansas City and Houston. He said that just prior to the convention at Houston a boat was seized and great quantities of liquor were confiscated. “It was manifest to anybody but. a plain, ordinary fool,” the Missourian declared, “that that arrest was arranged for. The papers spread it broadcast that the Democrats wanted to have a convention where everybody was as dry as a Sahara Desert camel. Then in the hotels everybody was Informed the par ticular room where the liquor could be obtained.” Laughter Greet* Sally. “At. Kansas City,” he went on, turning to the Republican side of the cham ber. “leading official prohibitionists were paying the boys in the hotels from $7 to $lO a pint “for a class of whisky that no respectable Missourian would ever think of drinking.” There was laughter from the floor and gallery and attendants shushed down this infraction of the rules. "The liquor was across the street, from the leading hotels and could not have been there if the Republican con vention had not been there,” Reed shouted. “Then these sniveling hypo crites adopted a plank in favor of pro hibition enforcement. I have sometimes been tempted to write a list of the names of men who vote dry and drink wet. I do not know but I shall do it yet. “Prohibition is the breeding place of crime, because there has been driven from the open into the dark the liquor business.’’ he declared. “It has been taken out of the hands of a class of people who were law abiding and put into the hands of people who, the min j ute they begin to act, are criminals. • (Continued on Page 4. Column 1.) ment to include the planets and It was adopted by a vote of 36 to 20. The Senate resolution further pro vided that Col. T. L. Kirkpatrick of Charlotte be appointed head of a com mission of five, the other members to be selected by the governor, to confer with Congress relative to the matter. Representative Gwynn's amendment provided further “that Col. Kirkpatrick shall be appointed to take the first trip over this celestial system.” Representative Nash added a further amendment that “nothing in this reso lution shall obligate the of North Carolina to any expense.” It. was adopted without a record vote. The resolution goes back to tw Senate for 1 concurrence m tile House W\t Jlumtau ptaf. ' ' WITH DAILY EVENING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. C, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1919-110 PAGES. * xßHfer Aft: f • : R.• n SENATOR REED OF MISSOURI. —Associated Press Photo. LEGISLATIVE JAM FACING CONGRESS Reseating Opposition in House Is Threat —Comple- tion of Work Seen. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. The Seventieth Congress goes into the stretch this week, in a final drive to complete its legislative program by March 4. In the two weeks that remain of the session, much remains to be done. While the leaders express confidence that they will be able finally to dispose of all the appropriations bills, there is still the chance of a legislative jam at. the close. Opposition to reapportionment of the House of Representatives, rolled up in a bill which has passed the House and is now on the Senate calendar, contains a real' threat to the program. Lurking in the offing, too, is the long-awaited report of the Reed slush fund commits tee on the case of Senator-elect William S. Vare of Pennsylvania. * The situation in Washington during the final days before the close of Con gress promises to be enlivened further by the return to Washington this week of President-elect Herbert Hoover. He is due back here Wednesday or x'hurs day, according to reports, to polish up his inaugural address and to put the finishing touches on his cabinet. In the absence of Mr. Hoover, the cabinet makers have been busy. But so far. there has been no official statement regarding cabinet places and the word that has come from Florida is that Mr. Hoover is not likely to announce the make-up of his cabinet until he sends the list to the Senate March 4. Jardine Out of Picture. The gossip in Washington now is to the effect that, with the exception of Secretary Mellon, none of the present cabinet is to be retained in office. Mr. Hoover may put a different complexion on this report when he returns. But gradually the rumors have eliminated the probability that any of the present heads of the departments are to be re tained, except the Secretary of the Treasury. Secretary Jardine took him self definitely out of the picture, an nouncing he had accepted a position outside of the Government. While Secretary Davis of the Department of Labor has made no announcement, it is understood that he, too, has other plans In mind than remaining in the cabinet. Tht offices that are puzzling the cabinet members in the Capital par ticularly today are those of Attorney General. Secretary of Commerce, Secre tary of Labor, Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of War. They believe that they have the rest of the places pretty well lined up. with Henry L. Stimson to be Secretary of State, Andrew W. Mellon to continue as Secre tary of the Treasury, Walter F. Brown to be Postmaster Grtieral, Stuart W. Cramerof North Carolina to be Secre t Continued on Page 3, Column 5.) - ♦ WIFE ACCUSES WAR HERO. 1927 Romance Strike* Rock* as Divorce Petition Is Filed. By th* Associated Press. CHICAGO. February 16.—A romance which attracted attention in 1927. when Jean Francois de Villard. French war hero, announced he and his bride would encircle the globe by plane on their honeymoon, ended in the divorce court today when Mrs. de Villard charged he had struck here with a swagger stick. De Villard. now a Hollywood moving picture producer, and his wife were married at Yuma, Ariz., on August 18, 1927. Their proposed air honeymoon never took place. Mrs. de Villard said they separated last Thursday. KILLS HIMSELF AND WIFE Four Small Children Look on at Double Tragedy. • PALESTINE, Tex., February 16. (/!»). Four small children of William Thomp son, 39. tenant farmer, looked on today while Thompson shot and killed their mother with a shotgun and the? took his own life. The shooting occurred at the Thompson farm north of here. The oldest, of the children, a 10-year old boy. told officers his father h*4 been, acting "emu*’-’ W 0 TfflgHLjj ATTEMPT TO FIND BURLINGAME BANK ACCOUNT IS FUTILE Department of Justice Agents Trace Movements of Checks Involved. MRS. BLALOCK EXPECTED TO RETURN WITHIN WEEK Counsel Bride Says All Efforts Be ing Made to Speed Trial of Suspended Officer. A check up by Department of Justice agents in all banks in Washington and vicinity has failed to show the existence of an account In the name of Capt. Guy |E. Burlingame, suspended commander of the second police precinct, according to a report submitted by the depart ment yesterday afternoon to William H. Collins, assistant United States attorney j for the District. i The report, the third of a series pre j pared by Department of Justice agents, ■ who are co-operating with Collins and ! District officials in their Investigation | into the charges of Mrs. Helen F. Bla j lock, also goes into considerable detail | as to the bank accounts of the missing i palmist, and traces the movement of ! two canceled checks alleged to contain Burlingame's indorsement, which Representative Blanton of Texas intro duced as evidence in the case. One. for $8,700, was drawn on a building and loan association and the other on a prominent local bank. It for for $2,500. Collins regards the new report with utmost importance, particularly in view of the allegation of the palmist that she had given Burlingame checks for various sums, and the Department of Justice investigation reveals he has no money on deposit in a bank The ques tion that now puzzles Collins is what Burlingame did with the money if the woman’s statements are true. She Said He Kept It in Safe. In her affidavit Mrs. Blalock stated that Burlingame kept "large sums of his own money” In large sealed envelopes in the safe at the second precinct sta tion. "At one time he opened one of these envelopes that was thus sealed,” the document declared, "and he counted out $14,000 that was in bills of the denominations of SI,OOO and SSOO each.” Collins is guarding the contents of the Justice Department’s latest report with just as much secrecy as he has the previous two preliminary reports. He insists it would be “unfair” to Burlingame to make the reports public and give the Impression that efforts are being made to “try the case In the newspapers.” A copy of the report, Collins said, would be sent to Corporation Counsel William W. Bride, who is to draw the charges which Burlingame will be called to answer before an extraordinary trial board. Bride already has copies of the first two reports of the Depart ment of Justice, but he declared they contained little Information helpful to him in drawing up the charges. Says Palmist's Presence Necessary. Despite reports to the contrary. Bride said every possible effort is being made to bring the case to trial without fur ther delay, but he is waiting for M's. Blalock, who is expected to return to Washington voluntarily within a week. The presence of the palmist is abso lutely necessary, he believes, if the formal charges are to contain any specifications based on the serious al legations of the woman. As the case now stands, he said, Burlingame could be cited before the trial board on a charge of conduct unbecoming a police officer, in which the love letter would play the only part. But in view of the sensational nature of the affidavit, he prefers to await more developments from the Department of Justice inves tigation, and, most of all, the appear ance of Mrs. Blalock. Bride appears to be certain that Bur lingame will go to trial before Congress adjourns, which contradicts reports that District officials are deliberately “stall ing” in the prosecution of the case until Blanton passes out of Congress and becomes a plain citizen. If the palmist comes back to testify against (Continued on Page 3, Column _ 2l) TODAY’S STAR PART ONE—2B PAGES. General News—Local, National and Foreign. Schools and Colleges—Page 10. Serial Story, “The Ragged Princess”— Page 24. PART TWO—I 2 PAGER. Editorial Section—Editorials and Edi torial Features. Notes of Art and Artists—Page 4. Review of Winter Books—Page 4. Financial News—Pages 7, 8 and 9. PART THREE—I« PAGER. Society. News of the Clubs—Pages 8 and 9. Clubwomen of the Nation—Page 10. Y. W. C. A. Activities—Page 12. Parent-Teacher Activities—Page 12. i D. A. R. Activities—Page 14. At Community Centers—Pages 14 and 16. PART FOUR—IB PAGES. Amusement Section—Theater, Screen and Music. ’ News of the Motor World—Pages 5. 8 and 7. Aviation Activities—Pages 8 and 9. Col. Lindbergh’s Story—Page 9. 1 Veterans of Great War—Page 10. Spanish War Veterans—Page 10. Marine Corps Notes—Page 10. 1 District National Guard—Page 12. Cross-word Puzzle —Page 12. Army and Navy News—Page 13. District of Columbia Naval Reserve— Page 13. Fraternal News—Pages 14 and 15. Organized Reserves —Page 15. Radio News—Pages 16 and 17. PART FIVE—I PAGER. Pink Sports Section. PART SIX—B PAGER. Classifled Advertising. PART SEVEN—B PAGES. , Magazine Section—Fiction and Humor. GRAPHIC SECTION—I 2 PAGES. World Events in Pictures. COLOR SFCTIoi—4 PAGES. Mutt and Jeff: Reg'lajfc Fellers; Mr. and Hski rnu - i can be recomputed RUNT FOR DISABLED FREIGHTER IS VAIN Steamer Reaches Position Given in S 0 S, but Can not Find Ship. By th* AssociatPd Pre»*. NEW YORK, February 16—The Radio Marine Corporation at 10 o’clock tonight received the following message from the steamship London Corpora tion: “Now in latitude 41:30 north, longitude 49:50 west: found no trace of S. S. Padnsay: now going to search to leeward.” The position given by the London Corporation is the same as that report ed by the Padnsay when she broadcast her SOS this morning. The message from the London cor poration was the first word received here that any ship other than the President Harding of the United States Line had heard the S O S or was going to the distressed steamer's assistance. Harding 3M MHe* Off. Capt. William Rind of the President Harding messaged early this morning that he did not expect to reach the po sition of the Padnsay before 4 a.m. to morrow morning. He was about 300 miles away when he received her mes sage of distress. Effort* to communicate with the Padnsay have been unavailing. One of the worst North Atlantic storms of the Winter was raging when the President Harding plowed toward the Padnsey. rudderless and helpless with at least 35 persons aboard. The liner immediately departed from it* course for Europe when the freight er’s SOS was picked up about 10 a.m., and expected to reach the vessel about 4 a.m. tomorrow. The general position of the vessel was given as 300 miles south of Cape Race. Newfoundland, and 1.000 miles east of New York. The President Harding had been making only about 12 knots, pre sumably because of heavy seas. The steering gear of the Padnsay presumably was broken some time dur ing the 36-hour storm that had been sweeping the Atlantic Steamer lanes. Rain and snow, driven by winds which had approached gale force, were abat ing. although weather continued thick and a heavy sea was running. Five Passenger* Aboard. The offices of the Barber Line, oper ators of the Padnsay, said the vessel's captain might be able to rig up a jury rudder and fight the storm safely. The freighter had two passengers bound for Monrovia, Africa, and carried a crew of about 35 or 40 hands. The Padnsay, owned by the Amer ican West African Line, is 380 feet long and 2,977 tons net register. The United States Liner America, under command of Chief Officer Harrv Manning, who directed the rescue in a lifeboat of 32 men of the crippled freighter Florida on the liner’s last westward voyage, was again bound for America and was 700 miles from the position given by the Padnsay. No mes sage from the America had been re ceived within the first hour following the S. O. S. call, however. The President Harding is a sister ship of the President Roasevelt. which, under command of Capt. George Fried, rescued 25 men from the stricken freighter Antinoe in midocean three years ago. Capt. Fried was in com mand of the America when the Florida crew was rescued. D. C. MAN ON PADSNAY. William C. George, colored. 25 years old, who was recently appointed secre tary to the American Minister to Liberia through the State Department, is a passenger aboard the American freighter Padnsay, reported in distress in a Midatlantic gale, 300 miles off Cape Race. George, whose local residence is 1319 Q street, sailed Sunday to begin his new duties as secretary to Minister Francis of Liberia at Monrovia. He intended to serve two years at this post and then return for further study in foreign serv ice here, his family declared last night. He was employed as a secretary for the Republican nation*! committee dur ing the recent campaign and prior to that was employed at the office of the recorder of deeds. George was graduat ed from Dunbar High School, later en tertaining Howard University, where he matriculated in 1927. His mother. Mrs. Margaret George: his father, John S. George, employed as a mall carrier for 42 years, and seven brothers and sisters live at the Q street address. Satchel Holds No Bomb. BUENOS AIRES, February 18 (JP). —Polio* today have a thorough soaking to a satchel found in the gov ernment palace in the belief that it might contain a bomb. It was opened with due care and revealed a pair of old ihOM ißd ittttft ffWhtofta Horse Race Betting Causes Telephones To Be Ripped Out By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, February 16. —Telephone booths were ripped out on three floors In City Hall today because they were used to place bets on horse races. Mayor Harry A. Mackey issued the order after he had received com plaints from wives of City Hall employes who said their hus bands had been losing money on the races. It was reported that book makers had the telephone num bers of the booths and sent rac ing results on them. FOG AND RAIN FORCE LINDBERGH TO LAND “Lone Eagle” Halts Flight at Hatteras Inlet, on North Carolina Coast. By tht Associated Press. RALEIGH, N. C.. February 16.—The "Lone Eagle’’ tonight nested at the Hatteras Inlet Coast Guard Station awaiting better weather. Forced down on the beach 15 miles south of Cape Hatteras this afternoon by fog and rain, Col. Charles A. Lind bergh added another to the anxious periods of search that have marked sev eral of recent flights. For the second time in two days, friends, officials and fellow airmen were given anxious mo ments when the New York-to-Paris flier failed to show up in Washington t,pn his return from inaugurating the air mail route to Panama. The colonel left Charleston, S. C.. at 6 o'clock this morning en route to Washington. He was due in the Capital City about noon and after he was an hour or more overdue, an Intensive search was started by the Government lighthouse service and other agencies. A check of Eastern North Carolina landing fields and coastal points brought forth little information. A yellow and black plane had passed over Southport, N. C., at the mouth of the Cape Fear River at 8.30 o'clock this morning and over Wrightsville Beach, east of Wil mington at 8:45 am. The Southport Pilots’ Association office reported him flying northeast along the coast line. It was not believed that he would attempt to swing as far east as Cape Hatteras. but apparently the low visi bility overland and a heavy rain that started during the. morning led him to attempt to fly around the storm. GUEST OF COMMANDER. In No Hurry to Take Off, Plana Uncertain, He Says. NEW BERN. N. C.. February 16 </P>. —Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, who was forced down at Cape Hatteras this afternoon, was comfortably quartered at the life-saving station at Hatteras Inlet Station as the guest of Capt. Walter Yeomans, station commander. Col. Lindbergh is "in no hurry” to take off for Washington and his im mediate plans are uncertain, he told a representative of the Associated Press over long-distance telephone tonight. Telephone communication with the isolated station was established from here after several hours of effort. ILL-FATED FREIGHTER ENDS “GHOST CRUISE” Alloway Piled on Alaskan Beach, With Chance of Salvage Impossible. By th« Associated Press. DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska. February 16—Wrecked on the rocky northeast ern shore of Ugamak Island, at the en trance to Unimak Pass, near here, the ill-fated freighter Alloway has finally reached the end of her "ghost'' cruise, Comdr. Ralph W. Dempwolf of the United States Coast Guard cutter Chelan reported today. The Chelan found the Alloway piled on the beach under a 1,000-foot cliff after searching in the fog for 36 hours. The a total loss and salvage would Comdr. Dempwolf advised. He next easterly gale prob ably will Hmplete the destruction of fee «•*£?«* repgrtedi “From Pregn to Home Within the Hour” The Star is delivered every evening and Sunday morning to Washington home* by The Star s exclusive carrier service. Phone Main 5000 to start immediate delivery. FIVE CENTS - TEN CENTS IN WASHINGTON AND SUBURBS ELSEWHERE U. S. PAY SURVEY PARTLY REPORTED Personnel Board Finds Some Employes Receive Less Than Civilians. The Government pay scale for some employes is lower than in private em- I ployment, while for other groups the I Government scale Is more liberal than j outside, according to tentative conclu ' sions submitted to the Senate late yes terday by the Personnel Classification Board, when it filed a partial report of its comprehensive survey of the field services of the Government. The board emphasized that its survey is by no means completed, and that the comments presented under the heading of '‘tentative conclusions” are in the nature of observations as the work progresses, to be followed by final recommendations when the survey is finished. The tentative conclusions re lating to comparative pay scales in and out of the Government service follow: “The Government pay seale, repre sented by the classification act of 1923 and amendments, for the positions in the custodial service, is generally some what lower than the average pay for similar non-government positions. "For positions in the other services the Government psy scale below the $2,000 level is more liberal than the average pay for similar non-government positions, and for those above the $2,000 level it is less liberal. Pay in Certain Positions. “For certain kinds of professional and scientific positions the Government pay scale is more liberal than the average pay for similar positions in the larger colleges and universities, although these same positions command a considerably higher rate in some of the institutions in question. "There is a considerable number of employers who pay higher rates than the Government scale even for the lower level of positions.” Although the survey has been under taken by the personnel board for the main purpose of enabling Congress to establish a classification system for the thousands of Government field em ployes, it was explained last night that these tentative conclusions regarding pay scales and working conditions apply to the situation in the District of Col umbia as well. Other comments in the list of tentative conclusions are: "The hours of labor in the Govern ment compare favorably with com mercial practice. “The leave privileges in the Govern ment service are generally more liberal than outside. ‘Non-government employes do not generally provide retirement systems, but in some cases systems even more liberal than the Government retirement Jlan are provided and in many instances other similar advantages are provided, such as group insurance, and co-opera tive stock-purchasing plans. “The civil service tests of fitness for employment in the Government service are more exacting and difficult than entrance requirements generally for non-government employment. Difference in Localities. “There does not appear to be justifi cation on the basis of comparison with non-government practice for establish ing generally a different level of pay for similar work in different localities.” In making comparisons as between Government and private employment, the board told Congress it obtained in formation concerning the duties per formed and the pay received by approxi mately 500,000 non-government em ployes. For purposes of comparison the duties of these employes were allocated to the several services and grades set up by the classification act. The de tailed results of this comparison are set forth in one large section of the report. Commenting on the comparisons, the report stated: “The outstanding fact disclosed by the (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) Vans Begin to Remove From White House Household Effects of President Coolidge By the Associated Prase. The activity that haa prevailed in the White House since Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge began preparing to leave the Capital, yesterday was more pronounced. Four large vans bore away from the executive mansion the first of the Cool* tdge effects to be movwl Their cargoes conamed largely of gifts that, have been ■reived by the PraMant aad Mrs. CooSogs during his (A*) Means Associated Press. ARMS PARLEY AIM DENIED BY BRITAIN THROUGH DIPLOMAT Sir Esme Howard Declares He Was Speaking Only for Himself. STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY ENVOY OF ENGLAND Ambassador Asserts Whole Sitaa tion to Be Nothing Bnt *‘a Tempest in a Teapot.” BY WILBUR FORREST. The impression created here Friday that Great Britain is preparing to in itiate a new international conference on naval arms limitation is a misunder standing, it was indicated last night. Sir Esme Howard, British Ambassador to the United States who issued a state ment that "there would seem to be every reason to believe, now that the 15-crui ser bill has become a law, a further ef fort before long will be made to reach an agreement between the principal naval powers of the world for a limita tion of naval armaments,” last night stated that this was his personal opinion and that in no way was he speaking for his government. Sir Esme's supplementary position came after it had been learned officially from London that inferences that Great Britain was about to call an arms parley were incorrect. He characterised the whole thing as a "tempest in a tea pot,” due to a mistunderstanding. The British Ambassador pointed out that, although his statement may have been so interpreted in ‘this country, it contained nothing to indicate that “I was speaking on behalf of my govern ment.” Issues Statement. Sir Esme's statement, prepared at the embassy last night follows: "I was recently asked by opinion with regard to a cablegram from London foreshadowing early resumption of nego tiations for the further limitation of armaments. I authorised the publica tion Friday of the written answer to this question, which I had prepared but held pending the enactment of the naval construction bill so as to avoid any possible appearance of attempting to influence in any way the course of dis cussion on a matter which in England we hold to be purely an affair of the United States Government and Con gress. "This answer contained nothing to show that X was speaking on behalf of my government. I was, indeed, merely giving the personal opinion asked for, which was that the present • situation warranted the assumption that some efforts in this direction will be made before long—that is, before the next Washington conference at any rata. "I regret that my omission to state specifically that, on this occasion as on many others I was not speaking di rectly for my government should have led into this misunderstanding.” Officially Washington was puxeled when Sir Esme's statement was issued because no intimation of a renewed British interest in an international con ference to be called by the London gov ernment had come to the State Depart ment through diplomatic channels. Sir Esme's clear explanation last night, together with advices from Lon don. explain the situation and make plain that the British government has no Intention of calling a conference at the present time or in the near future. The preliminary commission of the League is soon to meet in Geneva with both British and American delegations around the conference table. Discus sions here in the opinion of the British ambassador may lead to some conclu sion bringing the different naval prob lems of the two nations nearer to some agreement. In his personal opinion there may be ground later upon which a conference of the principal naval powers could follow the Geneva parley. He made it plain that the present mis understanding over his statement was something of a “tempest in a teapot” and unimportant as all such tempests are. At no time, he Insisted, has ha sought to mirror the opinions of hia government upon the naval question or would he do so in a public statement. Agrees With Dispatches. . Sir Esme was in perfect agreement * with cabled dispatches from London that there has been no change in the situation since Sir Austen Chamberlain's statement in the Commons on Feb ruary 6 that the government was ex amining the question of Anglo-Amer ican relations based on naval condi tions in both countries, but that noth ing expected to follow for some time. Without this information and based (Continued on Page 4, Column 5.) CHILDREN BEND BARS. Mother Must Serve Four Hours Daily in Jail for Thefts. COLUMBUS. Ohio. February 1« *>**). — Mrs. Emma Steel. 24, mother of three children, must spend four hours each day for SO days in solitary confinement at the city work house, but will be free the remainder of the day to care for her children. Municipal Judge Kime meted out the sentence today. The woman was adjudged guilty of petit larceny. She wax charged with steal ing ap;>arel from a department store. term In office. For several weeks the selection of those which are to be taken to Northampton has been in progress, and the first consignment was taken to a warehouse to await shipment. John Coolidge arrived yesterday for a short visit with his parents, and pos sibly to pick up odds and ends of his, own possessions. . > He planned to remain at the White S House for a day nr two before returning. to work in New Haven, Conn.