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MONARCHY HOPES IN GERMANY WEAK ■> ■ »r« Defeat of Law Against Kaiser’s Return Due to Petty Squabbles. By Radio to The Star. •i BERLIN, July 6.—The failure of the ’> ■o-ealled defense of the republic law to obtain In the Reichstag recently a two-thirds majority needed for Its pro- ! longation may perhaps be tanen too eeriously abroad. The defeat of this j measure indicates no revival of the! sentiment for the restoration of the! monarchy in Germany, but 13 solely to be attributed to petty party squabble.! It is true no legal restrictions stand be tween Wllhcim and his return to the' fatherland from Holland after July 22 Nevertheless, the former Emperor Is ex- i ceedingly unlikely to take this step, for his reappearance in this country would be welcomed by no party and would • likely result in his losing what small remnant of political support he still enioys in the Reich. The defense of the republic law was an exceptional measure, passed at a time of nighest political excitement, after the assassination of Walter Rath enau In June. 1922, when it seemed highly unlikely that the German re public would long survive that great statesman’s death. But this law, ike the Monroe Doctrine, has lived to see lta raison d’etre fundamentally altered. The defense of the republic law was originally passed to defend the Weimar constitution from attacks of the mon archists. It is now chiefly used to suppress Communist and Racist plots for the dictatorship. It Is indeed open to question whether such a law de serves to be kept alive after Germany again attains a period of relative "nor malev.” The principal argument raised, in its favor is that it supplies a defect of the ordinary .aw. * hich does not provide for the punishment of insults and abuse cast on the republic and its officials. This loop will be covered in !.ne new penal code, which is now siowlv being drafted. Wauld Extend Law. The Mueller cabinet has proposed to extend the defense of the republic law for three more years, after which It was thought that the penal code would have completed rendering un necessary any exceptional measures such as those passed after -Rathenau’s death. As. however, the defense of the republic law' effected a constitutional change, it required a two-thirds ma jority in the Reichstag. The coalition parties in the German Chamber by themselves could not muster sufficient votes. It was necessary to call on the Economic party for aid. This party, representing the small shopkeepers, while unrepresented in the coalition, has generally assumed an attitude of benev olent neutrality toward the government. The Economic party refused to agree to prolong the law for three years, but undertook to support it if it extended only until the end of 1930. The govern ment accepted the compromise, and ac cordingly the bill secured the required two-thirds on its second reading in the Reichstag. Between that division and the third reading, however, the govern ment introduced a bill putting a tax on homesteads. This angered the Eco nomic party, which endeavored to black mail the cabinet by withdrawing sup port for the defense of the republic law unless the objectionable bill was taken back. The government, declined to be bullied, however, and on this in significant party disagreement the de fense of the republic law after seven years of existence went down to de feat on the third reading. New Defense Bill Planned. Minister of the Interior Severing an nounced that when the Reichstag as sembles again, probably in August, a new bill for the defense of the repub lic will be introduced. But this will be without the famous “Kaiser paragraph.” and therefore will need only a simple majority for its passage through the Reichstag. The revised measure will not be pointed against the monarchy— the ex-Kaiser will be as free then as apparently he is now to return to Ger many—but against the specter of dic ‘ tatorship as conjured up by Hugenberg and Hitler. Not Bourbonism, but Na polcomlsm. seems to be the bete nolr dominant in the Socialist party in Ger many today. This fear finds expression again in the Socialist speeches. Otto Weis, party chairman, announced at the Socialist party congress in Magde burg. in May. that if there is going to be any dictatorship in Germany it was < the Socialists who are going to do the dictating. The Prussian minister of the interior, Grzeximkt. declared at Frank furt am Main last week that if it came to a dictatorship in Germany it would be formed by trades unions and the Republican Reich’s banner society, and actually threatened that the enemies of the republic would be strung up on a lamp-post. Dr. Stresemann. in his Reichstag speech a week ago, pointed enviously to the spectacle or Mr. Hen derson and Sir Austen Chamberlain jointly receiving Ambassador Dawes at the Pilgrims’ banquet in London as an example he wished they would follow in Germany. He might, perhaps, have gone further and pointed to the habit of defeated presidential candidates In the United States congratulating their victorious rival as something that might be profitably copied in Germany’s pub lic life. For here the party defeated at the polls starts talking ominously of setting up a dictatorship by violence, and this, in turn, leads to eounter threats of lamp-post hangings. (Copyrlsht. ISM.) Golf has become so popular in Lon don that 70 putting courses have been laid out in the. city. Mid-Summer Sun blazing away on worn-out painting gur- • faces will crack and chip the thin film remaining . . . leaving exposed woodwork to invite repair bills! 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Pickens Anderson, 55. president of the Anderson Lumber Co., and Anderson Spool and Bobbin Manufacturing Co., died today In Baker Sanatorium as the result of a self-inflicted pistol wound. Shortly after 11 o'clock this morning members of the office staff heard a shot in the garage of the plants and found Mr. Anderson in a critical condition. He was taken to the sanatorium, but died in a short while. Mr. Anderson used the pistol of the night watchman to end his life, taking the weapon when the waffihman left to attend to company business. • i Mile* of Wire for Telephone*. Just how much business is dependent upon the telephone is Indicated by the amount of wire for telephona service which much be introduced into a great office building. In the Equitable Trust Building—36 stories high—more than 55.000 cubic feet of lead-covered cable, weighing 23 tons and containing over 9.000.000 feet of wire, were necessary fl’* telephone facilities. Other inside wiring amounted to more than 1.000.- 000 feet. The Graybar Building—29 stories high—has more than 19.500 feet of cable, weighing 13'4 tons. The tele phone wire In this building amounts to more than 6.000.000 fest. WZM IlwKOHlfiMk j While you’re about it... Own a Real Set Majestic . . . Atwater Kent . . . Radiola . . . names that loom large in the radio world! Buy either of these sets at Cline’s and you can forget radio trouble for good! Everything you want in a set will be found in the “Big Three” . . . and everything you ever heard about Service will be found at Cline’s. $ lO Down Puts a Radio in your home. Balance on easy terms. Sw 920 14th St. N.W. y Open Evenings THE StfyDAY STAR, WASHINGTON, P, C„ 3TTLY 7, 1929-PART 1 AUSTRIA’S HEALTH ALARMS DOCTOR Distressing Picture of Condi tions in Mid-Europe Is Paint ed by American. Special DUpateh to Th« Star. NEW YORK, July 6,—A distressing picture of conditions in Austria and other mid-European countries was painted today by Dr. J. M. Waugh, the noted specialist in eve, ear and throat diseases, who la staff physician of the Cleveland elinlc, on his return today on the Hamburg-American liner Volendam. Dr. Waugh, who went abroad in March, was away when the Cleveland clinic’s hospital building was ruined by a Are, which was caused by the ex plosion of X-ray Aims stored in the basement. Among the many who lost their lives in that Are, Dr. Waugh said today, were 20 physicians with whom he had long been associated, and he still feels the shock keenly. A valuable col lection of his research data was burned he said, and as the records cannot be replaced, he regards their destruction aa a loas to science. Dr. Waugh’s trip abroad enabled him to make pathological studies in London, Edinburgh, Paris, Vienna and the Bal kan States. It waa amazing to observe, Sh.wb.autylh.tl.inor.than<r«M deep! 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In Edinburgh, he said, an investigation of the subject was be gun within 24 hours after the Cleve land Are and similar steps were taken in Paris, London, Vienna and else where. This was, he observed, per haps the only good springing from the disaster. Dr. Waugh said that the amount of sickness which he observed in the Balkan States, and especially in Vienna, waa appalling. The Austrian people, he said, are suffering widely from malnutrition. Foodstuffs ordina rily supplied by Hungary are lacking. The women and children of Austria are emulated, he said, being on the point dr starvation, and conditions in Hungary, Jugoslavia and adjacent countries are hardly better. Dr. Waugh observed that tuberculosis of the throat was prevalent in all the European countries he visited. Sees Soviet Trend. If relief is not afforded in some way, he asserted, the malnutrition in Austria will progress to a stage where it will affect the mental condition of the people, as under-feeding always does. The mental depression resulting from starvation and suffering will make the Austrians easy converts, Dr. Waugh asserted, to the communistic doctrines of Russia and political upheavals are sure to result. Already, he said, the mental confusion of (the people of sev eral countries is observable in the erec tion of trade barriers between each other, even towns shutting themselves off from others. CANAL TOLLS TOP $26,000,000 MARK | . $26,944,499.77 Received by U. S. From 6,413 Commer cial Craft in Panama. Tolls from the Panama Canal elimbed to the highest flgure on record during the fiscal year just closed, it was made known today by the War Department. The receipts amounted to *25,944,499.77 for 6,413 commercial ves sels passing through the canal, and (1.512.39 for 167 launches. The pre vious record was in 1928, when tolls reached (26.127.3711.91. Steady increases were noted by the department from the first six months of this year, receipts showing an in crease of more than *750,000 when compared to the same period of last year. The gain was from *13.012.667.18 to $13,764,081.68, indicating, accord ing to the department, a steadily gain ing business for the canal. There also was an increase in the number of vessels passing through the canal, this year's total being 3,228 against 3,149 for the six months of 1928, June was an' exceptionally good ihonth, the department found. 503 vessels bringing • revenue of #2,127,- 805.97. January waa the heaviest month for the canal. There were 603 tranalts with tolls Os *2.502,815.12. It was noted that June, although a productive month for the canal trade, was the lowest month of the six of this year, but this was due to the seasonal, falling off in trade between the oceans which mainly is in freight vessels. For the six months of this year, the number of vessels passing through the canal, and the revenue derived from them, was apportioned as follows: Number Tolls Jsrfusry ' Veseels. } February ’!!!”!!!!!.’!.’! ..*33 llsi 1.381 30 March Iff Liu.MI.M &V 1 .v.v.w ;;.*JJJ j.ffvMa.'p June . >O3 2.137.80V>7 Total 3.338 118.784.081.86 CANADIAN FARMERS ASK MORE RIGID ALIEN LAWS Head of Organization Declares for Fewer Immigrants and Better Selections. By tha Associated Freia. SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, July 6. —Application for a nation-wide Inquiry on immigration ie being made to the Dominion government by the United Farmers of Canada. George Williams,' president of the organization, today stated that such a commission, if appointed, would study the question of immigration and as similation from every possible angle and make recommendations to Parliament. The present system of immigration, Mr. Williams contended, was by no means satisfactory. Fewer immigrants MOST UNUSUAL s Such a Buy $0 yd “7 C I • for Only 0)1 f v ? 267 Ethan Allen Ave. > Open for Inapoetion Saturday 1 till 8, Sunday 1 till S \ ALBANY D. GRUBB Exclusive Agent SpecialUt Takoma Park Homes—D. C. and Md. 32 Carroll Avenue 4 Shepherd 3152 Open Daily Till § P.M. I should be brought to this country, and i they should be more carefully selected, t i he said.