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Brothers Charge Exploitation
of National Office by
Dry Agent.
The head of the Gamma Eta Gamma
■ Legal Fraternity today confirmed re
ports that Jonas M. Smith. Washington
lawyer and prohibition agent, has re
signed as national officer of the fra
ternity following an investigation of
protests from the Baltimore Chapter
that Smith exploited his fraternal con
nections in his prohibition activities.
Within a few weeks of his appoint
ment as a prohibition agent in Febru
ary. 1929. Smith was said by his fra
ternity brothers in Baltimore to have
caused a raid on one speakeasy and the
closing of another aft"r visiting thr
saloons in the company of hts “brothers"
and at his request. At the time they
did not know of his connection with the
Federal enforcement unit.
Resignation Confirmed.
Joseph A. Cantrel, chancellor of the j
fraternity, who formerly was a law j
partner of Smith, and who has offices i
in the Denrike Building, across Ver
mont avenue from the Department of
Justice, confirmed the report which
came out of Baltimore last night that
Smith had resigned as "high recorder
treasurer” of the fraternity. It was
said that the Omicron Chapter, the
Baltimore unit, and the alumni group
in that city threatened to withdraw
from the fraternity unless Smith re
Smith, who is a graduate of the
Georgetown University Law School and
a member of the lota Chapter of the
fraternity here, lives with his wife at
1702 Summit place. He is assigned to
the Baltimore office of the prohibition
force and travels to and from Balti
more daily. He was appointed a pro
hibition agent February 3. 1929.
Smith, who was well known to Bal
timore members by name, was said to
have used the national office he held
as a means of introduction to one of
the fraternity men on March 9. Sub
sequently. according to the protests filed
later by the local group, the two went
to a speakeasy at Smith’s suggestion.
The following day the place was raided.
* and later Smith was said to have told
members of the Baltimore unit that he
caused the raid.
On the day of the raid Smith was
said to have been taken to another
speakeasy by another member. After
the pair had left those who operated it
surmised that something was wrong
and closed.
Members Become Suspicions.
Some members of the Omicron
Chapter were said to have become
suspicious, but nothing was done and
on March 11 Smith was the principal
speaker at a banquet given by the chap
ter. He used as his topic "Fratern
Mr. Cantrel said this morning that
Smith retained his membership in the
fraternity although he had resigned as
an officer. Smith could not be located.
Was Recently Transferred From
South to Service Out of
By the Associated Press.
BOSTON, June 11.—The steamship
Fairfax, which rammed and sank an
unidentified tanker with large loss of
life off the Scituate shore last night, is
one of a fleet of five sister ships of the
Merchants & Miners’ Transportation
It was placed in service in Septem
ber, 1926. It has a length over all of
368 feet, a bean of 52 feet and is of
5,600 gross tons.
Built especially for passenger service
but also carrying freight, the Fairfax
Is of the latest transatlantic type. Dur
ing the Winter season it sailed between
Baltimore and Florida points, but was
transferred recently to the Boston, Bal
timore and Philadelphia service.
The Fairfax is commanded by Capt.
Archibald Brooks. It was making the
first Southern trip of the season from
The four sister ships are the Dor
chester, the Chatham, the Berkshire
and the Alleghany. A few nights ago
the Alleghany was reported in danger
in an SOS call.
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the residence of the commander, 131 Heck
man st. s.e., Friday. June 13. at 8 p m., for
the purpose of electing delegates to the dept,
encampment. My order
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Thr Merchants A Miners’ passenger liner Fairfax, which was swept by flames In Massachusetts Bay last night after
a collision with an unidentified oil tanker. The dead and missing, estimated at 42, may reach a larger number. The Fair
fax was bound from Boston to Norfolk with 71 passengers and a crew of 70. The entire crew of the tanker is missing.
Seaman Loses Life
In Vain Attempt to
Save Dying Woman
By the Associated Press.
BOSTON, June 11.—Rolling
waves, fog, fire, screams, and out
• of it all a man who died true to
I United States Navy tradition.
Such Is the story of Seaman J.
B. Walker of Kittery, Me., who
sank beneath a fire-coated sea
clinging to a woman he had
hoped to save.
This tale of heroism was told
by Seaman Fred Jam of the U. S.
S. Conoord, a passenger on the
Fairfax. The crash, the explosion,
like that of a monstrous fire
cracker bursting before one’s eyes,
stunned those on board the Fair
fax, Jam said. A woman was
hurled into the air and landed
across a deck rail, hanging limp
and unconscious.
Slowly her body sagged toward
burning oil that covered the sea.
Heat and flames played about
her. Just as her weight drew her
downward, Walker ran to her. He
threw his arms about her legs in
a foot ball tackle. Her weight was
too much and slowly the two slid
over the rail.
(Continued From First Page.)
useless because of the confusion. He
said that the normal speed of the Fair- j
fax was 12 knots, but because of the
fog she was going at half speed.
“The crew acted fine, and there was
no confusion among the members," he
declared. “Oil spread around the ves
sel on all sides, and the flames burned
the hawsers on the port side. Boats were
lowered and a search made for the crew
of the tanker. One boat was still
searching when we left the scene.
“We did not ask for any assistance
other than that from the Gloucester be
cause after the first happenings there
was no need for aid from anybody other
than the Gloucester. At no time were
we in any danger of sinking."
McNeil praised the conduct of the
sailors and Marines who were on board
| for their coolness and their aid in the
rescue work.
Returns at 10 O’clock.
A little after 10 a.m. today the Fair
fax, charred, broken and scarred, tied'
up to the dock here.
When the gangplank lowered, no one
was allowed aboard except Supervising
Inspector Oscar G. Haines of the
United States steamboat inspection
service, Capt. Charles M. Lyons, local
inspector, and officials of the company.
Funeral Services of Treasury Em
ploye to Be Held Tomor
row Afternoon.
Funeral services for Howard M. j
Gillman, sr„ 90 years old. Union Army [
veteran and retired employe of the
Treasury Department, who died in j
Walter Reed Hospital Monday, will be
conducted at the home of his daughter. I
Mrs. J. Herbert J. Yule. 3914 New
Hampshire avenue, tomorrow afternoon
at 2 o’clock. Rev. Dr. Gove G. Johnson, 1
pastor of the National Baptist Memorial
Church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. I
Dr. Homer J. Councilor, assistant pastbr
of Calvary Baptist Church. Interment
will be in Arlington Cemetery, with full j
military honors at the grave.
Mr. GUlman served as first lieutenant
of Company E of the First New Jersey 1
Volunteers and was acting captain at
the time he was mustered out of the
He was employed in the United States
Treasury Department for 56 years,
serving a part of the time in Baltimore, i
He was retired about 10 years ago. Mr.
Gillman had been a resident of this city
for the past 60 years. He was a native .
of New York City.
Prominent in Masonic circles. Mr.
GUlman was past master of B. B.
French Lodge of Masons and was past
high priest of the Washington Chapter
of Royal Arch Masons. He also was
a member of the Grand Army of the
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Emily E. Gillman; two daughters. Mrs.
Yule and Miss Emily Gillman. and four
sons, George H., Horace M„ Charles C.
and Howard M. Gillman, Jr. He also
leaves a sister, Miss Jennie M. Gillman.
Joseph Stehlin to Again Serve as
Highway Association Head.
BRUNSWICK, Ga„ June 11 UP).—Jo
seph Stehlin of JacksonvUle Beach, Fla.,
was re-elected president of the Atlantic
Coastal Highway Association and Nor
folk, Va„ was chosen as the 1931 con
vention city at the annual meeting of
the association here Monday.
Other officers elected were E. A. Burn
ham, Charleston, S. C., first vice presi
dent; Coleman Martin. Charleston, sec
ond vice president; D. Conrad Little,
Norfolk, secretary; R. L, Phillips. Bruns
wick, treasurer; Andres A. De Terry,
Hanava. chairman of the Cuban divi
Will Rogers
NEW YORK.—Just back from Wash
ington. Had a nice chat with President
, Hoover. He’s look
ing fine and in aw
ful good humor.
Had the pleasure
■BL jltyMUmK of keeping Senator
H#WP»/rFjßr ■ Dave Reed waiting
“jm <1 untU Mr. Hoover
fi and I went over
f V l l \ 1 all the different
e Vt . w “propositions.”
1 Dave will vote for
'Tr the tariff: he’s
vV . I only waiting to be
About a week from Saturday Mr.
Hoover is going to let off, for good
f behavior, about 400 of his handicaps,
but going to keep 96 of the worst ones
in and make ’em listen to Senator
. Johnson during those crisp Washington
* days of July. 'i
l (Copmaht. iom.)
O l id h t.
V .M.OHT HoysE:
The arrow points to the approximate location of the collision in which
the Merchants A Miners' steamship Fairfax sank an unidentified tanker off
| Scituate, Mass.
Refused to Be Stampeded by
Partisan Foes, 6. 0. P.
Chairman Asserts.
<Continued From First. Page.)
to strike at me—both personally and
politically. Realizing the motive of
these attacks, which, if successful,
would lead to their repetition against
any one who might stand in my place,
I have refused to be stampeded.
"In this brief letter it is impossible
to review all the falsehoods and dis
tortions of fact which have been em
ployed against me personally, conse
quently I shall confine myself to the
] chief charges, two in number.
\ "First: That before my election as
chairman I was a lobbyist for a large
corporation seeking legislation by Con
! gress.
“Second: That I obtained funds for
the use of the Tennessee River Improve
ment Association, with whom I for
merly was associated, and diverted these
funds temporarily to cover a shortage
in my brokerage accounts in New York.
Explains River Group's Work.
“Both of these charges are absolutely
| false.
“As is well know, I served for 16
! years as president of the Tennessee
River Improvement Association, which
embraced in its membership chambers
of commerce, commercial bodies and
many leading business and public men
interested in promoting the prosperity
of that section. This organization
sought to increase general industrial
i activity through acquisition of the
power development at Muscle Shoals
and elsewhere in the Tennessee Valley
by manufacturing concerns which would
be large employers of labor.
“We first interested Henry Ford
but, as is generally known, he finally
I withdrew his offer because the matter
1 was made the subject of long-drawn
i out political contention in Congress.
“Acting upon the joint resolution of
! Congress inviting new private bids, we
then interested the American Cyanamid
; Co., a strong manufacturing concern
I devoting its major activities to the pro
duction of fertilizer. The interests of
| the Tennessee River Improvement As
sociation and this company became
mutual, both seeking the same objective.
I spent months of my time and thou
-1 sands of dollars of my own money in
I trying to promote the industrial welfare
|of my section. The burden of carrying
the extensive work of surveys, supplying
engineering data and the other ex
i penses of the organization fell largely
|on my shoulders and, for the past
several years this work has been
privately financed by myself and a few
close friends.
Reimbursement for Surveys.
“The Union Carbide Co. had a minor
interest in the Muscle Shoals project
and a direct interest in power develop
ment along the upper Tennessee River.
My associates and I thought it proper
that this company reimburse the asso
ciation in part for its expenditures for
extensive surveys, maps and general
overhead, and accordingly two pay
ments were made to me of 622,000 and
$14,100, respectively, as shown in the
j Senate committee testimony.
“So far, then, as the first charge is
, concerned, this is the extent of m£
| 'lobbying.’
“The second charge has to do with
| my handling of these funds and their
disposition. The association being pri
vately financed, I had made anticipa
tory advances to J. W. Worthington,
executive director, of approximately
one-half the amount of the first pay
ment received from the Carbide Co.
I These totaled $3,250 in three checks at
i various times and $7,500 paid him the
i day that the first Carbide payment
came in. This and the second pay
ment were handled, as any other of
my business transactions w-ere and are,
through my securities account with
Messrs. Blyth & Bonner of New York,
an investment and brokerage house of
the highest standing.
Letter From Brokerage Firm.
“The following letter from Blyth &
Bonner completely refutes the charge
that the funds so deposited were utilized
to protect a margin account:
. “ 'Blyth & Bonner, 15 Broad street,
- New York City.
“ 'April 3, 1930.
. “ ‘C. H. Huston. Esq., 1520 20th street,
Washington. D. C.
. “‘Dear Mr. Huston: In accordance I
• with your request and that of Mr. W. l
- E. Moore, we wish to advise that the I
• check for $22,000.00. deposited on March 1
. 8, 1929, to the credit of W. E. Moore, j
l account No. 150, In our office, was not!
. in response to a request by us for!
. margin or the need for additional funds. 1
‘ “ ‘Yours very truly,
, (Signed) “ ‘LYTH & BONNER.
"The entire $36,100 paid by the Union
j Carbide Co. was properly disbursed and
accounted for. All disbursement checks
j were produced by me before the Senate
r lobby committee, and every one of them j
j bears the indorsement of J. w. Worth
ington. The last check completing the
disbursement was dated August 8, 1929,1
Bishop Cannon’s
Text of Prepared Matter Ex
plaining Conduct Before
Lobby Committee.
By the Associated Press.
The statement read to the Senate
lobby committee today by Bishop James
Cannon. Jr., was as follows:
"Mr. Chairman and members of the
"I desire to say that, when I with
i drew from the hearing on Thursday,
May 5, I made a statement, the purpose
of which was to indicate that I was not
on the stand any longer as a voluntary
witness, and I stated that I should re
tire from further hearings of the com
mittee unless a subpoena was issued.
“1 thought that, as I had volunteered
to appear before the committee to give
information concerning the activities of
the Board of Temperance and Social
Service of the Methodist Episcopal
Church South, that I had the right to
retire if I so desired unless a subpoena
was issued.
"Furthermore, as there never had
been a quorum of the committee present
and the objections which I had raised
to questioning me concerning my politi
cal activities had never been passed
upon by the committee, I thought it was
unfair and illegal to continue to ques
tion me on my political activities until
answer had been given to my objections.
"In taking this action it never oc
curred to me that I would be charged
with showing contempt for the Senate,
for I certainly had no such intention,
but I understand from statements in
the press that some members of the
committee consider that my action was
ih open contempt of the Senate.
"Whatever may be the real technical
status on that point, I desire to state
now before the committee, as I did in
my statement to the press on Friday
night, ‘I intended no discourtesy to the
Senate or the members of the Senate
committee by retiring as a voluntary
witness from the committee room on
Thursday morning.’ Certainly I thought
I had the right to do so, in order that
there may be no implication of a pur
pose which I did not intend.
"As I have understood that a quorum
of the committee will be present this
morning, I am here again today, if the
committee so desires, as a voluntary
witness, to give any additional infor
mation concerning the activities of the
Board of Temperance and Social Serv
ice of the Methodist Episcopal Church
"Should any member of the com
mittee desire to ask questions concern
ing my political activities in the anti-
Smlth campaign. I respectfully request
that a full committee consider my ob
jections which I raised to the answer
ing of such questions on Tuesday
morning. June 3 (see Record pages
12132-37) and Wednesday morning,
June 4 (see Recordipage 12178), which
objections clearly set forth my position
on the questions at issue, and why
I refused to answer.”
Marriage Licenses.
Raymond I. Ponn. 33. and Edna C..Wise
carver, 20. both of Winchester. Va., Rev.
Homer J. Councilor. _ . .
Edward 8. White, 21. and Louise B. John
son. 15; Rev. J. L. 8. Holloman.
John 8. Hardwick. 31. and Elsie M. Scales.
32: Rev. W. 8. Abernethy. . .
Alex Norris. 22. and Catherine Shepherd.
22; Rev. Robert Anderson
William L. Proctor. 28. this city, and
Mary J. Butler. 21. Oxon Hill. Md.
Alvin F. Stephens, 29. and Frances V.
Knee. 23; Rev. J R. Bizoo
Paul O Ady. 27, and Irma E. McKenzie,
20; Rev. Joseph T Kennedy.
John Sullivan. 37, and Mabel Monroe. 32.
both of Baltimore, Md.; Judce Robert E.
Mattingly. „ . . ... .
Ardie Payne. 38. and Lillian Hleka, 30;
Rev. Grant Contee.
William T. Moale. 22. and Margaret Q.
Donly. 20. both of Richmond, Va.; Rev. C.
P 'john°Long. 38. and Hazel Thomas, 30: Rev.
W. D. Jarvis.
John Mouton. 23. and Henrietta Cava
naugh. 34; Rev. Charles H. Johnson.
Armand H. Rollins. 33. this city, and Elite
L. Leslie. 20. Roanoke, Va.: Rev. Homer J.
Raymond G. Nizer, 38. and Mildred P.
Fletcher, 22. both of Baltimore, Md.; Rev.
Allan F Poore
Fred 8. Milam. 21. Chicago, 111., and Ger
maine Rollins. 18. this city; Rev. J. P. Hand
Morris Wallace. 21. Brentwood, Md., and
Loretta Bland, 22, this city; Rev. W. R.
Colle Davis. 28. and Odessa Simmons. 20:
Rev. A. J. Tyler.
Ireland Sends Giant Player.
NEW YORK, June 11 (A 5 ).—-An Irish
giant is coming to buck Uncle Sam s
stars. Lyttleton Rogers. 6 feet 7 inches,
is entered for the national tennis
• -
Niece of Gen. Lee Dies.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., June 11
(4>)_Mrs. Alice Eikor, 74. niece of
Gen. Robert E. Lee, died at her home
here last night.
one month and a day before I became
chairman of the Republican national
committee. •
"Concerning every other charge made
against me, some made publicly and
others in a whispering campaign, I
wish to say that they either were all
made out of whole cloth or were dis
tortions of the real facts. They were
inspired by partisan or factional mo
tives, and by persons who hoped to
profit by an attack upon me.
Sincerely yours.
(Signed) "C. H. HUSTON.
\ "Chairman.”
(Copyright, I*SB.)
Methodist Bishop Walks In on
Committee, Meeting to
Study Defiance.
(Continued From First Page.')
Caraway saying E. C. Jameson had
testified he gave Cannon $65,300 for the
anti-Smith campaign and that the
! Board of Temperance of the Methodist
, Episcopal Church South, had given
$5,000 and that the only report made
showed receipt of $17,000 from Jame
"Do you have any explanation to
make?" asked Caraway.
“The question refers to my political
activity,” asserted Cannon, "except the
question about the $5,000 from the
Methodist board.”
"Well, let’s hear about that,” said
“Mr. Pickett of the Methodist board
stated the exact facts,” continued Can
non. “The board gave me $5,000 for
circulation of my speech, ‘Prohibition
! Repeal Unthinkable.’ That was not
political activity. It was prohibition
“Were you responsible for circulation
of that speech as a political document
during the campaign?” asked Caraway.
Protests Question as Political.
Cannon protested this question bor
dered again on his own political activ
ity. He denied the document was cir
culated as a political matter.
"Was the money given you by Jame
son to be used by the Methodist board?”
Caraway asked.
Cannon added that the $65,300 and
the $5,000 were used for different pur
He said the money Jameson con
tributed was used for political purposes.
"Was there any relation between your
political activities and your activities
as chairman of the temperance board?"
Cannon testified his activities had
been as an individual and not as an
official of the Methodist Church.
Cannon noted he had asked for a
ruling by the committee on whether he
should answer questions about his
political activity.
"To my surprise, the questions con
tinued,” he said, “without the commit
tee passing upon my request for a
Senator Walsh asked about the $5,000
from the Methodist board.
The bishop said he did not recall
when he got the money.
Walsh read a report from Dr. Clar
ence True Wilson of the Methodist
board telling of the contribution to
Bishop Cannon for his "heroic work,”
and asked:
"What was this heroic work?”
I Cannon said it began in 1927 when he
! called attention to the “menace” against
prohibition. He referred to his subse
quent address, "Prohibition Repeal Un
thinkable.” and the tremendous circu
lation of it.
Considers Victory Is Great.
'■ "Do you think the victory as great
now as you did in 1928?" asked Cara
“Oh, my. yes," Cannon rejoined.
"If we had not won we would have
, been in the Slough of Despond now.”
' "I thought we w’ere,” added Caraway
i with a smile.
Senator Walsh read further from the
i report of Dr. Wilson calling attention to
the election of "a Quaker President and
a Methodist Vice President.”
"He surely was referring to your work
in the campaign, was he not?” contin
ued the Montanan.
“I cannot interpret his report,” said
Cannon. "I had circulated this liter
ature and had spent a good deal more
of my private funds than usual.”
Applause and Hisses Mix.
When newspaper men interrupted the
hearing to get from the bishop written
copies of his statement to the commit
tee, the churchman apologized to the
committee with the observation, "news
paper men do not observe the pro
prieties, you will pardon them.”
Cannon said he had sought to pre
vent adoption of a wet plank in the
platforms of the political parties in
Applause and hisses greeted the state
ment and a policeman rushed to the
spectators to prevent further dis
Cannon said "some hundreds of
thousands” of copies of his prohibition
speech had been distributed before the
primaries in 1928.
"You were actively engaged in the
! campaign, weren’t you?” Walsh asked.
“I was.”
"Why didn’t you file this $5,000?”
; "I thought that was a payment to
. help meet the bills for distribution of
, this speech.”
Cannon said mast of the literature
| was distributed from Richmond, Va..
where he was chairman of the Virginia
anti-Smith committee.
Returning to the Jameson contribu
tion, Walsh said a report filed by the
headquarters committee of anti-Smith
Democrats did not show receipt of any
contribution from Jameson between
September, 1928, and October 25, 1928
Cite* Other Reports.
Two more reports were made. Walsh
said, which did not show receipt of the
contributions. Then, he added, a report
was made on February 15, 1929, which
showed receipt of $17,000.
"Do you care to say anything about
why no mention was made in the re
ports about the $48,000 that was not
reported?” asked Walsh.
“I am wondering just what that has
to do with the lobbying investigation,”
broke in Senator Robinson, Republican,
Pointing out there were Republican
and Democratic committees in Virginia
at the same time, Robinson said, "I can
not see that the question is pertinent.”
"I am raising the question of jurisdic
tion,” he added.
Chairman Caraway said Cannon was
given the option of answering.
The bishop protested against answer
ing, asserting "it is an indirect manner
of getting at a point to which I have
Caraway said “it may have been in
bad taste” for him not to have been
: present last week when the issue first
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arose. He said he understood the com
mittee was to pass upon any objections
made to questions.
"The obligation.” he added, “rests
on the witness to question authority
when a question is asked to which he
He said Senator Borah, who had left
the committee room, agreed with him.
Senator Walsh did not pursue his
Slemp’s Part Figures in Qui*.
Senator Blaine asked Cannon how
much money had been contributed by
C. Bascom Slemp, former secretary to
President Coolidge and now national
committeeman for Virginia.
"I may be obtuse.” Cannon replied,
“but I thought I had stated that those
questions are distinctly objected to by
Blaine read a letter by Cannon to
Jameson which mentioned contribu
tions by Slemp.
"I doubt the propriety of putting the
letter into the record," Robinson shot
Blaine asked where the record of
contributions was kept.
“I decline to answer,” Cannon said
Blaine asked several more questions
about finances of the anti-Smith cam
paign and the bishop declined each
time to reply.
“I understand you decline to answer
any questions about money used for
political activities,” Blaine said.
"Except as it relates to my activities
in connection with the temperance
board, which you already have,” Can
non replied.
Reads From Records.
Walsh read from the committee rec
ords to show other witnesses had been
questioned about political activities.
He cited examination of James H.
Arnold, secretary of the Southern Tariff
Association; Herman A. Metz, New York
dye importer, and Henry H. Curran,
president of the Association Against
the Prohibition Amendment.
The testimony about Metz showed
Senator Robinson had asked about con
tributions reported to have been made
to Senator King, Democrat, Utah,
i Robinson said that “has no relation
to the matter at present under discus
“That involved.” he said, "an alleged
German dye lobby undertaking to in
fluence the action of Congress.”
Just before adjournment, Blaine
asked Cannon if he had approached any
members of Congress from Southern
States into which his prohibition ad
dress had been sent. Blaine told the
Bishop to be prepared to answer the
question tomorrow.
Chairman Caraway said after the
committee adjourned that an effort
would be made to reach an agreement
by tomorrow on whether Cannon should
be required to answer questions about
his political activities.
The bishop was directed to be present
again tomorrow.
Holland Goes to New York.
An indication that further investi
gation of Cannon’s political affairs was
in contemplation was seen in a journey
to New York by John Holland, the com
mittee’s investigator, for the purpose
of obtaining additional infdrmation on
contributions to Cannon during the
1928 presidential campaign.
These contributions and the manner
of their expenditure were the subject
of many of the questions Cannon de
clined to answer. E. C. Jameson of
New York told the committee he gave
the bishop $65,300 for use in the anti-
Smith campaign. Cannon reported the
expenditure of $17,000 and later said
the remainder was disbursed in such
a w»ay that no accounting was required
under the Federal statutes. He was
accused by Representative Tinkham,
Republican, Massachusetts, of violating
the corrupt practices law by failing to
report the entire sum.
After declining to tell the committee
how the unaccounted balance was
spent. Cannon issued a statement giv
ing its distribution for the general
purpases of the campaign in Virginia
and among the individual congressional
districts of that State.
Blaze Wrecks Building at Toledo.
Ohio, Causing Loss Estimated
at Near SIOO,OOO.
By the Associated Press.
TOLEDO, Ohio, June 11.—Fire last
night gutted the Union Station at the
foot of Knapp street with damage esti
mated between $75,000 and SIOO,OOO.
The ticket, office, waiting room and
dispatchers’ office on the second and
third floors in the tower direcly over
the main entrance were destroyed.
Heroic efforts of railroad employes
and firemen saved the larger part of
valuable records in the ticket office. A
temporary office was set up in baggage
Train schedules were for the most
part maintained, dispatchers working
from outlying towers.
Origin of the fire has not been de
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Graduates List Large Group
of Second Lieutenants Over
Number Authorized.
By the Associated Press.
Today's graduating class at West
Point breaks a record set by a class
of many years ago.
Records at the War Department dis
close that not since some time before
the Spanish-Amerkran War has a class
contributed so extensive a surplus of
second lieutenants above the number
authorized and appropriated for by
There was a small surplus last year,
but this year's class gives the Army
175 above the number that Congress
has made provision for paying. A few
may be expected to resign from the
service shortly after graduation, but the
surplus will remain larger than in sev
eral decades.
Salaries to be Authorized.
When appropriations are made for the
next fiscal year the salaries of tne
surplus officers will be included. Until
then they will be paid from funds ac
cumulated throughout the year to meet
just such contingencies.
During the past five years there have
been a total of 46 resignations among
1,160 graduates. Fully 75 per cent of
the resignations after graduation are
for personal reasons, most of the resign
ing officers finding more lucrative posts
than the $33 a week paid by the Army
to its lowest-grade officers.
Sports Problem Discussed.
The recent controversy, brought about
; mainly by charges on the floor of Con
gress concerning athletics at the
academy, has resulted in some specu
j lation in service circles here as to the
possible number of foot ball players
i who will be included this year among
those who will resign. Records of the
past five years, however, show that of
46 men who resigned only two had re
ceived foot ball letters and had become
known as "stars.”
Some of those who resign desire to
pursue special studies —medicine, engi
neering or other professional lines—
after graduation. A few frankly declare
they have no desire to follow military
careers. By far the largest number,
however, indicate their desire to ac
cept more attractive salaries than those
obtaining in the service.
— .
By the Associated Press.
WEST POINT. N. Y„ June 11.—Sixty
one cadets of the United States Military
Academy yesterday received stars for
scholastic proficiency. Among those
honored were 15 members of the grad
uating class, who were, in order of
merit, as follows:
Paul Frailey Yount, Ohio; Robert
Lynn Lancefleld, Oregon; William Arn
old Carter, jr.. Mississippi; Charles
Keller, jr., Michigan; Paul Ernest Rue
stow. New York City: James Judson
Heriot, Georgia: Philip Frederick Kro
mer, jr., Ohio; Robert William Porter,
jr., Nebraska; Irving Rudolp Schim
melpfennig, Nebraska; Robert Blake
Lothrop, District of Columbia: William
Whipple, jr.. Louisiana: Lyman Huntley
Shaffer. Iowa: Hubert Dubois Lewis,
Oregon: Ralph Powells Swofford, Jr.,
Missouri, and James Aloysius Keller
Herbert, Massachusetts.
Secretary of War Hurley on Thursday
will address the corps and present di
plomas to 241 graduates.
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absent friends.
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