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Mrs. Magna Sounds Plea for
Renewed Service as Ses
sion Ends.
With a resolve to rededicate the serv
ices of the 180,000 members of th«
D, A R. to a constructive program ol
"good citizenship and patriotic educa
tion,” a new administration, headed by
Mrs. Russell William Magna of Holyoke,
Mass., took the helm for the next three
years, late yesterday, as the Forty-first
Continental Congress passed into
Pledges of good will and co-operation
given by the retiring president general,
Mrs. Lowell Fletcher Hobart, echoed
in the exchanges between outgoing and
Incoming national officers at the an
nual "love feast” last night at the
Willard Hotel. Some 800 delegates
gathered for the final banquet with
songs and farewells until another
congress rolls around next April 18
Mrs. Hobart presided as toastmaster
and there were responses from Mrs.
Magna and her 10 cabinet officers.
Tomorrow morning the new adminis
tration will hold its first board meet
ing. important because of the official
announcement of policy and the ap
pointment of new national committee
chairmen Seldom has a new adminis
tration of the D. A. R. entered upon
its duties with a clearer understanding
of the work it is to do or a more
unanimous support from chapters in
every section.
Slated for Defense Post.
Interest centers on the report that
Mrs. William A. Becker of Montclair,
N. J., is to become the next national
defense chairman, succeeding Mrs. Wil
liam Sherman Walker, the Incumbent
for the last six years. A former State
regent of New Jersey, Mrs. Becker has
served the last three years as organiz
ing secretary general. She was a class
mate of Mrs. Magna at Smith College.
Reported thoroughly in sympathy with
the new intentions with regard to the
national defense policy. Mrs. Becker's
appointment, it was said, would meet
with unqualified approval.
Mrs. Magna took the helm of the D.
A. R. leadership yesterday afternoon
with a plea for co-operation and a ring
ing admonishment to delegates: "As
ycu lueave for your homes, take with
you renewed hope, high courage, and
assume your responsibilities to service
through good citizenship and patriotic
education, as members of this great or
ganizatirn of American womanhood,"
the declared. "Constructive co-opera
tion in your respective communities is
your individual responsibility.”
One accomplishment Mrs. Magna can
look forward to with certainty is the
wiping out of the indebtedness on Con
stitution Hall. During the last week,
she collected more than $14,000 for the
building fund, some $3,000 of which she
raised in popular subscriptions yester
Decorated Gaily.
At last night’s banquet, attended by
about 100 more delegates than last
year, the hall and the speakers’ tables
were gaily bedecked with flowers and
decorations remindful of the Bicenten
nial year. Led by the two official flag
bearers, Mrs. Jean J. Labat and Miss
Dorothy DeG. Jenkins, the officers of
the out-going and in-coming adminis
tration marched in a procession amid
the applause of delegates.
In addition to Mrs. Magna, the newly
Installed cabinet officers were the chap
lain general, Mrs. Raymond Grant
Kinbell of Illinois; the secretary gen
eral, Mrs. Henry Bourne Joy of Michi
gan, the corresponding secretary gen
eral, Mrs. John M. Beavers of the Dis
trict of Columbia; the organizing secre
tary general, Mrs. Frank Howland Par
cells of New York; the treasurer general.
Miss Katherine Arnold Nettleton of
Connecticut; the registrar general, Mrs.
Stanley Foreman Reed of Kentucky; the
historian general, Mrs. William Louis
Dunne of Texas, the reporter general to
the Smithsonian Institution. Mrs. Frank
Phelps Toms of California, the librarian
general, Mrs Frank Madison Dick of
Maryland, and the curator general. Miss
Myra Hazard of Mississippi.
Conspicuous also was the new slate
of eight vice presidents general, Mrs.
Joseph Hayes Acklen of Tennessee, Mrs.
Nathaniel Beaman of Virginia, Mrs.
E: Thomas Boyd of Colorado, Mrs.
Joseph M. Caley of Pennsylvania, Mrs.
Edward W. Cooch of Delaware. Mrs.
Frank Hamilton Marshall of Oklahoma.
Mrs. C. Edward Murray of New' Jersey
end Mrs. Walter L. Tobey of Ohio.
Mrs. Hobart was presented with a
handsome gold wrist watch as a token
of affection by the members .of her
Happy among the guests were Col.
Walter Scott of New York, father of
Mrs. Magna, and her husband, Russell
William Magna, who occupied a special
table with close friends and members
of the Holyoke, Mass., chapter. It W'as
fiom this chapter that the new' presi
dent general entered the D. A. R.
arena in 1912 to rise to its highest
elective office.
Maj. Story Speaks.
Aside from the traditional program
associated with the termination of each
congress, Maj. Sidney Story, in an ad
dress, outlined a panacea for the
Nation’s economic and political ills.
In conclusion, he declared: "The need
is for statesmen like George Washing
ton, who will put the country and duty
before other considerations, and thereby
purge the Nation of all the poisons of
communism, pacifism, prohibltionism,
pessimism and all the other malignant
ills which seek to destroy the Republic.”
The curtain rang down on the final
cession of the Forty-First Continental
Congress yesterday afternoon amid a
scene of gorgeous color at the installa
tion exercises.
In one of the boxes sat Col. Scott,
pale faced and wet eyed as his daughter
laced the large audience and made her
pledge of office. It was the realisation
of years of fond hope on the part of
Col Scott.
"The broad ribbon of this high office,
with its attendant responsibilities, is
indeed a badge of courage," Mm. Magna
said. "As it is placed upon my shoulders,
so I feel the responsibility to you for
loyalty and service.
"I ask you to rededlcate yourselves,
at the beginning of a new administra
tion, to work together in devoted serv
ice, to know that no leader can accom
plish results alone. It is the united
efforts and the combination of chap
ter and state that makes accomplish
ment possible.
Hails Note of Optimism.
“It Is significant that the speakers
during this Continental Congress have
closed their remarks with a note of
Let us work and serve together.
God be with you ’till we meet again."
Cometist Arthur S. Whitcomb of the
Marine Band sounded the signal that
started the procession of out-going and
in-coming national officers and State
regent*. Preceded by two pages bear
ing flags, the procession passed down
the main aisle and took their places
in a semi-circle on the stage. Each
woman’s arms were laden with flowers.
Mrs. Hobart wore a dark blue gown
and hat. Mrs. Magna appeared in a
lighter shade of blue.
“It is now my very sincere pleasure
to place my ribbon, this broad ribbon
of responsibility, on the shoulders of
my successor and wish for her a happy
administration and service to our or
ganization and country,” Mrs. Hobart
said. Then she pinned to the ribbon
the badge of the president general,
with another gracious remark that Mrs.
Magna would be “equal to the service.''
XL A formal Induction of the new
New Capital D. A. R. Heads
I ________._i_
» M RS. HARRY COLFAX GROVE. District of Columbia State repent of the
\ l\ /I D. A R., and other District officers who took office yesterday. L ft
/ V I to right, seated: Mrs. Edward W. Weeks, chaplain: Mrs. George W.
| 1 7 1 Grimes, vice regent: Mrs. Grove, regent, and Mrs. Ada Mills Payne,
treasurer. Standing. Mrs. Pedro Capo Rodriquez, recording secretary;
Mrs. Jean J. Labat, corresponding secretary, and Mrs. A. Y. Casanova, historian.
—Star Staff Photo.
president general was the closing event
of the colorful and impressive cere
monies. Before that occurred newly
elected State regents aod State vice
regents from a score of States were
given the oath of office by the chaplain
general, Mrs. William Rock Painter.
Next followed the installation of the
eight newly elected vice presidents gen
eral and 10 cabinet officers. Each re
ceived the ribbon of her vice from her
predecessor, who, in turn, received the
official ribbon of her retirement.
Pays Tribute to Bands.
Mrs. Hobart did not bring the session
to a close without recognizing with a
splendid tribute the services of the
Marine, Army and Navy Bands.
Earlier in the day the D. A. R. had
adopted a resolution protesting against
efforts in Congress to curtail or sus
pend the activities of these three
bands, which have played at D. A. R.
sessions for years. "As long as our
country lasts. I hope we shall have our
service bands." she declared, with
echoing applause. Battalion Chief
Thomas O'Connor of the Fire Depart
ment, a veteran of 18 D. A. R. Con
gresses, and Cornetlst Wltcomb, with a
record of service equally as long, were
presented to the audience.
Just before the close, as the Navy
Band started to play "Abide With Me,”
Mrs. Magna stepped to the front of the
stage and led in the singing.
"Hail and farewell," waved Mrs.
The newly elected State regents and
State vice regents were installed from
the following states. In which terms of
office had expired:
Alabama. Mrs. Zebulon Judd and
Mrs. F. K. Perrow: Arizona. Mrs. David
Wentworth Russell and Mrs. Robert
Kemp Mlnson; Arkansas, Mrs. Charles
B. Rendleman, Mrs. R. N. Garrett;
California, Mrs. F. F. Gundrum, Mrs.
Elmer H. Whittaker;" Connecticut, Miss
Emerlme Amelia Street, Mrs. Frederick
Palmer Latimer; Delaware, Mrs. Walter
Morris. Mrs. Jonathan R, Willis: Dis
trict of Columbia, Mrs. Harry Colfax
Grove. Mrs. George Madden Grimes;
Florida, Mrs. Rolland E. Stevens, Mrs.
Milo Murdock Ebert: Georgia, Mrs.
Julian McCurry. Mrs. William F. Dykes;
Hawaii, Mrs. Walter Eugene Wall, Mrs.
David Samuel Wadsworth; Illinois.
Mrs. Samuel James Campbell, vice
regent; Iowa, State regent. Mrs. Wil
liam R. Higgins; Kentucky, Mrs. Gra
ham Lawrence, Miss Blanche Lilliston;
Louisiana, Mrs. C. W’. Outhwaite, Mrs.
James Harris Baughman; Massachu
| setts. Miss Nancy Hudson Harris, Mrs.
' Arthur H. James.
Michigan. Mrs. James H. McDonald,
Mrs. George D. Schermerhorn; Minne
sota. Miss Minnie M. Dilley, Mrs. Wil
liam T. Coe: Mississippi. Mrs. Alex
i ander Lee Bondurant, Mrs. Walter
j Sillers; Montana. Mrs. Charles Sumner
I Passmore, Mrs. Roscoe Clarke Dillavou:
Nevada, Mrs. Edward Warren Chism,
' Mrs. William E. Gould: New Hampshire,
\ Mrs. Harry C. Sanborn. Mrs Arthur F.
j Wheat; New Jersey, Mrs. William John
j Ward, Miss Mabel Clay: New Mexico,
Mrs. Alvan W. White, Mrs John Frank
| lin Joyce: New York Mrs Robert Ham
ilton Gibbes, Mrs. William Henry
Clapp; North Dakota, Mrs. Harley Ells
worth French. Mrs. Harold Theodore
Graves; Ohio, Mrs. Asa Clay Messenger,
Mrs. John S. Heaume; Oklahoma. Mrs.
Kib H. Warren, Mrs. Orin Ashton;
Oregon. Mrs John Y. Richardson, Mrs.
Mark V. Weatherford: Pennsylvania,
Mrs. William Herron Alexander. Mrs.
Raymond Lynde Wadhams: Philippine
j Islands, Miss Ruth Bradley Sheldon,
| Mrs. Mabel R. Carlson; Rhode Island.
Mrs. Philip Caswell, Mrs. George Ed
ward Adams: South Dakota. Mrs.
Charles A. Laffertv. Mrs. Halfdan
Gotaas: Tennessee. Mrs. Willard Steele,
Mrs. Edward West Foster: Utah. Mrs.
George Rudolph Whltmeyer. Mrs. Eu
gene Stacey: Vermont, Mrs. Charles
Kimball Johnson. Mrs. Julius L Stock
well: Virginia. Mrs, Charles Blackwell
Keese. Mrs. Hampton Fleming: West
Virginia. Mrs. Paul O. Revmann. Mrs
Cory Hogg: Cuba. Miss Mary Elizabeth
Springer, Mrs. Edward G. Harris; Eng
land, Mrs. James B. Mennell. Mrs.
Gawen Pearce Kenway: Prance.
Countess de Chilly, Mrs. Ada Howard
Appreciation Expressed.
Aside from action taken in opposition
to elimination of the three service
| bands and the presentation of State
j gifts to the museum, the business of
I the closing session was routine.
Resolutions of thanks were adopted
■ and included every one, from diplomats
i and Government officials to the police
i and firemen, who had anything at all
to do with the Congress. Other resolu
I tions ordered continuation of the News
, Bulletin with a 2-cent per capita tax
for other publicity, the 3-cent tax for
the work on Ellis Island and the 10
cent tax for publication and distribu
tion of the D. A. R. Manual for Immi
Sidelights of the D. A. R. Congress
A collection of historic relics to be i
placed In the museum in Memorial
Continental Hall was presented to the
congress yesterday. Mrs. Samuel Jack
son Kramer, curator general, received
the gifts in behalf of the organization.
Tlie District of Columbia society
gave a silver coffee pot of an early
American pattern and two Colonial
snuff boxes and a rare hand-woven
linen tablecloth were given by Miss
Florence W. Layton through the Con
tinental Dames and E. Pluribus Unum
Maryland gave a number of Interest
ing articles. Including a lace handker
chief. a mull cap, several pieces of Con
tinental money, an enamel brooch and
photostats of letters written by Chris
topher Columbus, the originals of which
are now in Genoa. Italy. The letters
were presented by the Genealogical
Research Committee of Maryland and
the other gifts by Mrs, R. Corbin
Maupin and Mrs. Arthur P Shank
lin, Washington-Custis and Baltimore
Mrs. May Sessions Hotchkiss of the
Dorothea Henry Chapter, Virginia,
gave ivory tablets used at Yorktown
by Oliver Porter. A silver knife was
presented by Miss Meda Cox of New
York and a silver spoon by Mrs. Charles
E Allen of the Gansevoort Chapter
of New York. A cup and saucer of
early French period was given by Mrs.
Clarence Kates Klink of the Philadel
phia Gavel Chapter. Massachusetts
gave a real Daughter spoon, historic
wooden box, knitting bag and veil, two
small spoons and ten valuable manu- j
scripts, given respectively by the Lucy ;
Jackson. Old South, Old Oak and Con
cord Chapters.
A capable committee of the congress
was the Press Committee, headed by
Mrs William Louis Dunne, national
publicity chairman. Mrs. Dunne was
assisted in the press room during the
sessions by Mrs. B B. Harris and Miss
Betsy McAlister, attractive young
daughter of Lieut. Col. and Mrs. John
A McAlister.
The press pages included Miss Mar
garet McKee, chief; Miss Charlie Griggs,
assistant chief; Miss Elmerdeen Bailey,
Miss Eleanor Chaney, Miss Frances
Banks. Miss Harriet Simons, Miss Al
thea Vos and Miss Charlotte Wahab.
Everything was done by the Press
Committee to make “covering” the ses
sion less difficult. A convenient and
thoughtful arrangement was the serving
of sandwiches and coffee to the report
ers assigned to the congress.
One of the outstanding accomplish
ments of the Vermont chapters is the
publishing of a State history. This Is
a splendidly edited book, containing a
complete roster of members since or
ganization and the Revolutionary an
cestors, which makes a valuable genea
logical reference. There also are 50
Illustrations of historic spots and build
ings. Mrs Arthur W Norton is State
regent of Vermont. One hifhdred and
fourteen Revolutionary soldiers' graves
have been located by the Vermont mem
bers of the society; 73 of these graves
have been marked, in addition to the
I graves of three real daughters.
I Kansas has 2,759 members of the
D. A. R , and three new chapters have
been organized. Kansas daughters the
past year gave $3,130.50 for patriotic
education, a gain of *871 85 over the
year before. Student loan fund. State
and chapter local funds total $4,328.40
this year, an Increase of $1,420.73 over
last year. Thirty-nine boys and girls
have been kept In school through efforts
of D. A. R. chapters of the Sunflower
State. Kansas daughters have done
their quota of all other work of the
society. Mrs. J. W. Kirkpatrick is State
regent of Kansas.
A total of 811 new members have
been added to the Massachusetts chap
ters of the D. A. R. The leading work
of the chapters was the raising of a
fund of $10,000 through the -means of
life insurance for Hillside School for
Boys at Marlboro, Mass. The money
is to be used toward defraying the debt
of a new dormitory which had to be
built to replace the dormitory burned
last' year. Aside from the purchase of
bonds Massachusetts has contributed
$60 000 toward Constitution Hall. The
student loan fund ol' Massachusetts has
been completed and 16 young men and
women are pursuing their work at
Harvard. Radcliffe, Simmons College,
Boston University, Massachusetts State
College and in two vocational schools
through loans from this fund.
For Ellis Island work $1,000.61 has
been given and over $5,000 has been
spent in planting memorial trees and
shrubs. Many Massachusetts chapter
members have been supporting the
needy and unemployed. Mrs Stephen
P Hurd told the congress of the splen
did work of the Massachusetts dele
gation, of which she is State regent.
Col. Walter Scott, father of the new
president general, Mrs. Russell William
Magna, is on the advisory board of the
D A. R which is headed by Mr. George
Whitney White. Others on the board
are Maj. Gist Blair, Mr. Woodbury
Blair, the Right Rev. James E. Free
man. Dr. Leo S. Rowe. Mr. William
Walker Smith, Mr. Justice Josiah A
Van Orsdel and Representative Adam
M. Wyant.
With three generations represented,
the family of Mrs. Florence Hsrcourt i
Williamson and New York City claimed i
the unique attendance record this year
at the congress of the Daughters and
Children of the American Revolution.
No other disputed the claim.
Mrs. Williamson brought her entire
family down for the sessions—three,
daughters and five grandchildren, each]
an accredited delegate or alternate.
Youngest in the group is 9-month-old
Fred Norwick Woodward-Williamson.
whose official papers were sent in to
headquarters of the Children of the
American Revolution the day of his
Mrs. Williamson is a member of the
New York City Chapter of the D. A R..
the biggest in the metropolis. H r
daughters, each a delegate of the
chapter to the D. A. R. Congress, are
Mrs. Ruth Williamson Waters, Mrs.
Dorothy Williamson Hickey and Mrs.
Wilburt Harcourt Woodward-WUliam
son. Mrs. Williamson la also registrar
of the ‘ Light Horse Harry” Lee Chap
ter. the Children of the American Revo
lution. whose delegates to the annual
sessions were her five grandchildren.
Ruth Tracy Wat?rs and June Elizabeth
Waters were delegates and Burns H.
Waters, Richard W. Waters and Don
ald Mansfield Hickey were alternates.
"Baby" Fred also qualified as a full
fledged member.
Miss Bessie Orme Sweet entertained
the Cal. Jame3 McCall Chapter, of
which she is a member, at the Hay
Adams Wednesday evening. Miss Sarah
Johnston, regent of the chapter, as
sisted in .receiving the guests and Mrs.
O F. Hunter presided at the tea table.
Miss McDaniel gave a brief address
describing the work carried on by her
chapter in the North Carolina district.
Head of D.C. Committee Says
Local Companies Are Not
Bearing Share.
_(Continued From First Page t
of Representatives to study the fiscal
relations between the District and
United States—which said:
"The committee feels that the changes
recommended in the laws relating to
the taxation of certain public utilities
and of the property of the steam rail
loads should be considered and perfected
by the regular standing legislative com
mittee on the District of Columbia: that
to perfect such legislation would re
quire more time and consideration, in
cluding the hearing of those interested
and affected by the proposed changes,
th8n this committee is justified or war
ranted in taking for that purpose.
Cannot Be Defended.
“The steam railroads operating in
the District have for the last 30 years
escaped assessment for bridges, tunnels
and other structures because of a pro
vision of law which certainly cannot be
defended on the grounds of fairness,
"The assessor's office has estimated
that the taxation of these railroad
structures would bring in about $200,000
a year. The exemption from taxation
of these valuable properties is rank
favoritism and should have been cor
lected long before tills time.
It is pointed out also in the Mapes
Committee report that heretofore the
telegraph and cable companies operat
ing in the District have paid taxes on
the basis of statements made by them
to the assessor. The properties of these
companies have never been appraised
by the assessor for taxation. Such ap
praisal certainly should be made.
“The basis in law for the methods
and rates of District taxation of prop
erty is found largely in a rider on the
District appropriation bill for the fiscal
year 1903. It is high time that, some
of the arbitrary rates set up in the
law should be studied with a view to
equalization and proper distribution of
the tax burden.
"The rates in the law range from lij,
per cent for bonding and title insur
ance companies to 4 and 5 per cent for
public utility corporations and 6 per
cent for national banks and all other
Incorporated banks and trust compa
nies. These are all taxes on either gross
earnings or gross receipts.
Will Introduce Bill.
“I am unable to discover the reason
for the wide disparity in these tax
rates, and I see no reason who so many
of these corporations, which have bene
fited for so many years under an ex
eremely lenient tax system, should not
now' be called upon to xarry their share
of the load..
“To accomplish this purpose, I In
tend to introduce in the Senate to
morrow a bill providing that hereafter
all incorporated banks and trust com
panies shall pay a tax of 6 per cent,
in lieu of a personal property tax, on
all their earnings except earnings from
tax-free securities; that bonding com
panies, title insurance companies, and
public utilities companies generallv
shall be assessed and taxed on their
real estate and" tangible personal prop
erty in the District as other such
property is assessed, and that they
shall pay in addition a franchise tax
of 2 per cent on their gross earnings.
“Steam railroads, interurban trolley
and bus lines, telegraph companies,
cable companies and steamboat com
panies will, under the terms of the bill,
pay a like tax on their real and tangible
personal property and the intangible tax
for the current year upon the amount
of business transacted in the District
during the preceding year.
“All structures erected by public
utility companies on public space, either
above or below the ground, are to be
taxed as private property to such utility,
but are not to be enhanced in value be
cause so erected.
Would Double Tax.
“The total tax that would be paid
under the proposed law by the local
utility companies, it is estimated, will
amount to $2,815,683, as against the
taxes paid by these companies under
existing laws, amounting to $1,366,240
The proposed change in the law would
therefore increase the taxes to be paid
by the companies by $1,449,443, making
a total tax more than twice the amount
the utilities are now paying.
“This estimate does not include the
increased revenues which the bill would
bring iii from steam railroads and vari-1
ous kinds of enterprises which are now
paying only a fraction of the tax that ;
should be assessed against them."
The law which the proposed bill !
would revise Includes the tax provisions
cn banks and trust companies, but the ;
Senator’s bill makes no change in the j
present rate applicable to those insti
Wants Bill Studied.
In concluding his statement, Senator
Capper said:
"In view of the fact that the Senate i
District Committee is now considering !
bills to provide new sources cf revenue
for the District, and in common jus
tice to the real estate owner who for i
many years has been bearing the
greatest part of the District’s expenses,
I think that we should not overlook
this opportunity to correct an inequity
of long standing and tap a neglected
source of revenue.
’’I think that the Bureau of Effi
ciency should be asked to study and
repert upon this bill, as it has per
formed a useful and valuable service In
analyzing the effects of the other bills
sponsored by the Mapes committee.
The District Commissioners and the
Public Utilities Commission will also
be interested in this proposal, In my
"After assemblng from all authorita
tive sources available all Information '
that may be useful to the committee
in considering this proposal, the public |
wil! be given ample opportunity to ex- !
press its views at hearings before the
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Regional Organization Formed to
Seek Restoration of Commodity
Price Level for Agriculture.
By the Associated Press.
ALBANY. N. Y.. April 23.—Represen
tatives of farm bureaus of seven States
today former a permanent organization
which adopted a resolution urging re
storation of commodity price levels by
legislation as a direct means of re
lieving economic depression.
The group also indorsed a program for
complete organization of dairy farmers.
The group, naming itself the Confer
ence of Presidents and Secretaries cf
Farm Bureaus of the Eastern States,
represents 80.000 farmers in New York,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachu
chusetts, Connecticut. New Hampshire
and Vermont. It will meet semi-an
William Spargo of Dover, N. J., was
elected chairman.
M. S. Winder of Chicago, secretary of
the American Farm Bureau Federation,
reporting on agricultural activities In
Washington, told cf his organization'*
support of legislation which would bring
about a "proper balance” between com
modity prices and monetary value.
"We do not call this inflation," said
Mr. Winder, “but restoration ot com
modity price levels."
Ashes of Ingersoll,
Famed Agnostic, to
Rest at Arlington
By the Associated Press.
Robert R. Dye, superintendent
of the Arlington National Ceme
tery, disclosed last night that the
ashes of Robert G. Ingersoll, the
agnostic, would be placed in the
cemetery’ within the near future.
Dy’e said he did not know when
the rites would be held, nor by
whom the arrangements wrere
made. _
Ingersoll, the ton of a Congre
gational minister, became widely
known as a lecturer and wTiter
against Christianity, manifesting
his opposition in a forceful series
of speeches and books. He was
a colonel In the Union Army.
Once a Republican campaign
orator, he made one of his most
famous speeches in nominating
James G. Blaine for the presi
dency at the national convention
in 1876.
A native of Dresden. N. Y.,
I Ingersoll was 66 at his death, in
j 1899.
Representative Eslick of Ten
nessee Will Speak at
Opening Banquet.
The National Society. Daughters oi
1812, will open its fortieth associate
council with a banquet tomorrow night
at 8 o’clock in the Willard Hotel. The
first of a series of business sessions ol
the council will be held in the hotel
Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock.
The principal address at the opening
banquet is to be delivered by Repre
sentative Edward E. Eslick of Ten
nessee, whose subject is to be “The Red
Menace.” The council will be called
to order by Mrs. Robert J. Johnston,
the national president. Next in order
will come invocation by Mrs. Samuel
William Earle, national chaplain
Presentation of colors will be by mem
bers of the Marine Band, which will
play "The Star Spangled Banner” and
other numbers. “The American Creed”
will be recited, led by William Tyler
Page, its author. Other features ol
the banquet will include an address o!
welcome by Miss Florine Judik. the
third vice president of the organization
and the unfurling of the real daugh
ters' flag.
Reports of the national officers will
be made Tuesday morning and com
mittee reports given that afternoon, to
be followed by a banquet in the hotel
Tuesday night.
Election of officers and adoption of
resolutions will feature th^ business
sessions Wednesday. That afternoon a
reception will be held from 5:30 to
6:30 o’clock in honor of the real daugh
ters—those whose fathers fought in the
War of 1812. A board meeting will be
held Wednesday night.
Preliminary to the formal opening of
the sessions will be memorial services
in the New York Avenue Presbyterian
Church this afternoon at 4 o'clock. A
reception and supper in the Willard
Hotel tonight, a meeting of the Cre
dentials Committee, Mrs Washington
L. Mann, chairman, in the hotel to
morrow morning at 8:30 o’clock, and
registration of delegates tomorrow
afternoon. Registration also will be
held Tuesday.
Former Member Listening as
Black Defends Vote for
By the Associated Press.
Throughout a Senate debate yester
day, J. Thomas Heflin sat in the cham
ber and heard his one-time colleague,
Hugo L. Black, insist that John H
Bankhead was the legally elected Sena
tor from Alabama.
The question, after months of inquiry
into the contest brought by Heflin fol
lowing his defeat in 1930, is now before
the senate. With its Elections Committee
recommending, 9 to 8, that Bankhead
keep his scat.
The Senate also had before it, how
ever, a minority report of the committee,
made by Senator Hastings (Republican,
Delaware), which urged that Bank
head's seat be declared vacant because
of irregularities in the 1930 contest in
Heflin was an independent candidate,
being barred frbm the Democratic slate
for his refusal to support Alfred E
Smith for President in 1928.
Senator Black spent the greater part
of his long speech in assailing the con
clusions of Hastings. The Delaware
Senator was frequently on hit feet, pro
testing against Black's version of the
Black declared the gist of the Hast
ings report was that Bankhead should
be unseated because some of the voters
marked their ballots with "a pencil in
stead of a pen” and because some of
the ballots were "folded instead of
Hastings reminded that the law re
quired that ballots be marked with a
pen and that they be rolled.
Black contended that such “hair
splitting was outrageous when it is re
called that it is the chief reliance in
attempting to overturn the will of the
electorate of Alabama.”
For most of Black's speech. Heflin
was in a big leather chair in the rear
of the room, although he moved to a
desk late in the day to facilitate the
taking of notes on a broad pad he car
Senator Long, Democrat, of Louisiana,
asked unanimous consent that Heflin
be given permission to speak on the
contest, but Senator McNary, Republi
can, of Oregon, objected.
Senator Bankhead sat directly be
hind Black and several times he hand
ed him some document or message.
Washingtonian Elected Vice Presi
dent—Dr. Bradley Chosen Head
of National Body.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, April 23.—Dr. Preston
Bradley, pastor of the Nondenomlna
tlonal Peoples Church' here, was re
elected president of the Isaak Walton
League of America at its tenth annual
convention closed today.
Five vice presidents were elected:
Dr. M. D'Arcy Magee of Washington.
D. C.; Judson L. Wicks. Minneapolis:
G. Warren Kinney. Seattle; Elias Bush
Guile, Utica, N. Y., and J. G. Brad
ford, Sioux Falls, S. Dak.
Fred N. Peet and Otto C. Doering,
both of Chicago, were re-elected, respec
tively, secretary and treasurer.
Installs New Indyt Ruler.
QUETTA. Baluchistan, India, April
23 <jP).—Earl Wellington, viceroy of In
dia, came here by air today from
Peshawar, on the northwest frontier,
to install the new Khan of Kalat on
the throne. Kalat Is a state in the
Baluchistan agency, comprising a num
ber of tribal territories.
Governor Faces Bitter Fight,
However, From Al Smith’s
<Continued From First Page.)
faction has been until the last few
days of the campaign sad to say the
But now the Democratic followers
of Smith and opponents of Roosevelt
point to the letter written by Mr. Smith
to Thomas A. Logue. chairman of one
of the two Democratic city committees
in Philadelphia. In that letter Mr
Smith said: “I hope 'that the voters
in the Philadelphia primaries will ex
press their preference and I will, c!
course, be gratified if I again receive
the expression of their confidence
which they so fully accorded me in
That. In the opinion of Mr. Logue
makes Mr. Smith a full-fledged candi
date. The only regret the Smith fol
lowers have is that he did not write
the letter a month ago.
Although they are claiming more,
the real hope of the anti-Roosevelt and
Smith leaders in Pennsylvania is that
Smith will emerge from the primary
with 44 of Pennsylvania's delegates
to 32 for Roosevelt.
See Blow to Roosevelt.
They say. and with much justice,
that if Smith wins a majority of the
delegates, it will be a terrible blow to
the Roosevelt candidacy. The Roose
velt supporters, headed by Joseph F.
Guffey, former Democratic national
committeeman, are claiming 60 dele
gates as a minimum for their candi
date, and say they will have more.
The anti-Roosevelt and Smith Demo
crats have the backing of the State
chairman, John P. Collins, and the
national committeeman. Sedgwick Kist
ler. The Democratic State Committee
had the job of picking the slate of
delegates-at-large, 16 in number, with
half a vote each.
Klstler and Collins are both Included
in their slate. Eight are men and
eight are women. The Roosevelt Demo
crats have put up half a dozen candi
dates to run against the anti-Roosevelt
and pro-Smith men slated for dele
gates-at-large. The women are un
opposed. Mrs. Emma Guffey Miller, a
sister of "Joe” Guffey, is one of the
women on the list and is for Roosevelt.
Mrs. Emily W Roosevelt, wife of a
cousin of'Gov. Roosevelt, also is listed.
But she Is said not to favor the Gov
ernor's candidacy.
After the names of the delegate can
didates Is printed either "promises to
support popular choice of party in the
State" or "does not promise to sup
port’’ the winner of the preference pri
mary. Apparently this means little, for
some of the delegates have openly an
nounced they will vote for Roosevelt or
for Smith, no matter how the primary
The Roosevelt people have asserted
many times that they already have
44 of the district delegates “in the bag,”
since in those districts only Roosevelt
supporters are running. This is vehe
mently denied by the Smith followers,
who say no such state of affairs exists.
If Mr. Guffey is right in this claim,
Roosevelt, of course, already has more
than a majority of the delegates.
Two “City Committees.”
Here in Philadelphia there are two
so-called Democratic city committees.
| One is headed by Mr. Logue, a Smith
and anti-Roosevelt man. and the other
by John O'Donnell, county commission
er. O'Donnell insists that he is chair
man by virtue of his election by the
city committee and lias been for the
last 10 years. His opponents say the
O'Donnell organization is merely an ad
junct of the Vare Republican organi
ation. They undertook to oust O'Don
nell in 1928, and set up a committee
of their own. the Logue committee.
As matters stand, however, O'Don
nell has the party patronage in Phila
delphia and therefore great influence
Impartial observers say that O'Donnell
and his faction, who are supporting
Roosevelt, will have 10 or 12 of the
14 district delegates to be elected in
Philadelphia County. O'Donnell him
self claims all but one. and Logue. on
the other hand, insists his delegates
will be elected.
The Roosevelt forces have the ad
vantage of an early start in Pennsyl
vania. Guffey came out for the New
York Governor back in August. 1931.
and the Roosevelt organization has
been steadily built up there. The op
ponents of Roosevelt at. first declared
they were for an uninstructed delega
tion. Some of their leaders said they
were favorable to Baker and others to
Gov. Ritchie of Maryland. Finally,
when Mr. Smith in February issued his
now famous "I will accept" statement,
they centered on Smith as their stand
ard bearer.
1928 Vote Is Cited.
In the tremendous vote cast in Penn
sylvania in 1928, Smith polled far more
votes than any other Democratic
presidential candidate. He received
1,067.586 votes. President Hoover at
the same time polled 2.055.382, or al
most a million more votes than Smith.
The Democrats supporting Smith insist
Smith is still greatly popular with the
Democratic voters and that he can and
will defeat Roosevelt in the preferen
tial primary.
They look for him to roll up big
leads over Roosevelt in Philadelphia, in
Allegheny County, which includes Pitts
burgh, in the coal districts and several
other populous centers. Smith re
ceived 276,000 votes in Philadelphia
alone four years ago.
There is a great rural population In
Pennsylvania, however, and it Is there
that Roosevelt is expected to make his
great gains over Smith, Although little
has be»n said about the religious issue,
it is charged that both sides expect to
benefit by that issue, depending upon
the location. Both sides are putting a
great deal of energy into these last
two days of the campaign,
The Democratic organization of the
States is backing Lawrence H. Rupp
of Lehigh County for the senatorial
nomination. He is opposed by Lewis C.
Cassidy of Philadelphia, but It is gen
erally agreed Rupp will win easily.
The primaries in Pennsylvania may
have a great deal of significance na
tionally, for the Republican party as
well as the Democratic party, although
President Hoover is expected to have
the great bulk of the delegation and
perhaps all of it when the convention
Dry Fight Indicated.
If Senator Davis, as a wet candidate,
defeats Maj. Gen. Smedley D Butler,
the Pinchot dry candidate in the con
test for the senatorial nomination, it
is expected the Pennsylvania delega
tion will go to ihe national convention
and take a leading part in the fight
to nut a wet plank in the Republican
national platform.
The Republican slate for delegates
at large for the national convention
includes Gen. Edward Martin, State
chairman, who is backing Davis along
with the rest of the State organization;
William S. Vare, 8enator David A.
Reed and Jay Cooke, national commit
teeman. The Republicans have seven
delegates at large, and only eight can
didates have appeared. Robert Gray
Taylor, an independent, is running, but
Js slated for defeat.
On the other hand, should Gen. But
ler defeat Davis, it would be a big
boost for the dry cause. Furthermore,
it would show the dry Gov. Pinchot
sitting on top of the Republican heap
in Pennsylvania, with the State or
ganization likely to fall into his hands.
Impartial observers, however, includ
ing the Democrats, do not look for a
i Pinchot-Butler victory. They insist
Pinchot's influence, despite the big or
ganization of State employes he haa
constructed, has waned rapidly In the
i last year, and point to the fact that he
lost control of the House of Repre
sentatives, although when he entered
upon his term of office he had a big
majority following there.
3-Cornered Bare Hinted.
There has been plenty of gossip to
the effect that If Davis defeats Butler
in the primary, either Butler or Pinchot
will jump Into the senatorial race as an
independent dry candidate, opposing the
Republican wet. Davis, and the Demo
cratic wet, Rupp. In a three-cornered
race, the dry candidate, it is urged,
might win The Pinchot-Butler people,
however, insist they have given the
proposal no thought; that they are con
centrating alone on nominating But
Another bit of gossip and speculation
places Pinchot at the head of an inde
pendent. dry presidential ticket in the
event the G. O. P. national convention
and the Democratic national conven
tion both place wet planks in their
platforms. The same gossip holds that
under such circumstances, Butler would
be found running for the Senate on the
Pinchot ticket in Pennsylvania.
Roosevelt and Smith Both
Confident in Massachu
setts and Pennsy.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. April 23.—Alfred E
Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt, once
close political allies, were both repre
sented tonight as being confident of
winning a majority of the 112 Demo
cratic National Convention delegates to
be elected in Massachusetts and Penn
sylvania next Tuesday.
The two Democratic leaders, who, be
tween them, have held the New York
gubernatorial chair for the past nine
years, had no formal statement to make
on the primary battles In which they
will be opponents.
From Roosevelt headquarters, how'
ever, came a claim that the Governor,
an avowed candidate for the presiden
tial nomination, would win 66 or 67
of the 76 delegates Pennsylvania will
| elect Tuesday.
silent on juassacnuseus.
The prediction was issued over the
name of Warren Van Dyke, president
of the Pennsylvania Roosevelt-for
Presldent Club.
No prognostication concerning the
Massachusetts primary, at which 36
delegates will be elected, was made at1
Roosevelt headquarters.
No statements of any kind came from
Smith's office. But, like Roosevelt, he
was represented by his friends as count
ing on the election of a sizeable major
ity of the 112 delegates.
As the two Important primaries drew
near, the Governor and the “Happy
Warrior" found themselves faced with
published excerpts from recent speeches
in which both of them used almost
identical words in discussing the
Hawley-Smoot tariff bill.
Smith's statement on the subject was
made In his Jefferson cimner speech In
Washington April 13; Roosevelt's in his
St. Paul address April 18.
Going to Richmond.
Gov. Roosevelt spoke at the Lenox
Hill House late today upon his arrival
here from Albany. Tonight he had din
ner with Jesse I. Strauss, former chair
man of the Governor’s unemployment
relief administration.
Tomorrow he and Mrs. Roosevelt will
go to Richmond. Va., for the Governors’
Conference, and next Thursday night
Roosevelt and other Governors will be
guests of President Hoover.
His son. James Roosevelt, it was
learned tonight, will leave Tuesday with
his wife for California, where he will
deliver a number of speeches on his
father's behalf.
California elects 44 national conven
tion delegates May 3.
Socialist Would Penalize State for
Governor's Refusal to Par
don Mooney.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, April 23— Norman
Thomas, Socialist candidate for Presi- I
dent in 1928, today urged a boycott of !
California products and non-particlpa
tion by union athletes in the Olympics }
as a practical protest against Gov. j
Rolph’s refusal of a pardon for Tom
Thomas voiced his plea at a meeting
of Socialists and sympathizers in Co- j
lumbus Circle, and In his plea for a j
commercial boycott mentioned fruits
"Gov. Rolph's statement as carried
by the press.” Thomas said, “was the
weakest justification of an active cruel
ty I ever read. As far as the newspaper j
reports of it go, it docs not answer
charges that the testimony on which
Mooney was convicted was perjured,
nor does it answer the statements of '
the jurors who convicted him.”
Amendments Completed After
$1,012,993 Is Added to
Subcommittee Figures.
By the Associated Press.
The House will decide this week
whether to spend $327,353,457 on the
Navy in 1933 or to reduce that sum
by 10 per cent.
It finished amending the regular
supply bill yesterday, after adding
$1,012,993 to the total recommended
by the Naval Appropriations Subcom
mittee. As it stands now the bill is
$30,908,664 less than last year and
$14,323,991 less than the budget asked
for the department.
When amendments had been com
pleted yesterday Representative Ayres
of Kansas, Democratic chairman of
tr.e naval appropriations group, ob
tained consent to delay a vote on the
amendments and final passage until
this week. Representative Schafer,
Republican, Wisconsin, served notice
that when the bill finally is brought
up again he will move to send it back
to the committee with instructions
that another 10 per cent be deducted.
$1,000,000 for Hospital.
The Increases were $1,000,000 for the
Naval Hospital at Philadelphia and
$12,993 made necessary by removal of
the limits of $1,100 and $720, respec
tively. that the committee suggested be
the maximum annual extra pay al
lowed for flying and service in sub
marines. Fiyers and those on subma
rine detail now will be allowed half
again as much as their base pay for
service in the air or under the water.
The House found several things in the
bill that it did not like. One was a
provision giving to the President the
power to lease, sell, or cease operating
naval shore stations which the Secre
tary cf the Navy found not necessary.
That was stricken out on a point of
order. The Naval Affairs Committee
will begin hearings next Wednesday on
a similar bill.
Another provision voted out of the
bill was cne that would require the re
duction by 355 of the number of bands
men in the Navy.
The measure allows $14,000,000 for
modernization of the battleships Near
Mexico. Idaho and Mississippi and $31,
230.333 to be applied on the construc
tkn of three submarines, five destroyers,
an aircraft carrier and eight 8-inch”gun
Transfer Attempt Vain.
Representative Lankford, Republican,
Virginia, attempted unsuccessfully to
transfer $1,000,000 from the fund for
new construction to the modernization
work. Another amendment which he
offered—to restore the originally ap
proved limit of $30,000,000 on the mod
ernization cost instead of reducing it to
$27,000,000 as the committee recom
mended—also was defeated.
Ayres anncunced the vote was post
poned because many members from
Pennsylvania who wanted to support
the $1,000,000 appropriation for the
Philadelphia hospital could not be pres
ent until next week because of pri
maries. He will demand a separate
vote on that amendment.
Gov. Caulfield Announces Ac;' f
to Be Taken at G. 0. P
Gov. Henry S. Caulfield of Missouri
declared here yesterday that the
souri compromise" plan for mee.,r.g
the prohibition issue would be prestad
in the Resolutions Committee cf the I
Republican National Convention by I
the Missouri delegation, of which he I
and Arthur M. Hyde, Secretary of I
Agriculture, are leaders.
The assertion was taken to mean fl
that the Missouri leaders and those fl
administration supporters behind them fl
are satisfied with the reaction to their I
plan. It was regarded as a "trial bal- I
loon" when adopted by the State con- B
vention at St. Louis nearly two weeks fl
ago and Secretary Hvde, upon his re- B
turn to Washington, had said it would H
not necessarily, be proposed as a modelB
for the national plank but had been™
offered as Missouri Republicans’ con
tribution to the effort to solve the
The principle has been discussed
among administration and other Re
publican leaders prior to its adoption
at St. Louis under the quiet direction
Of Secretary Hyde.
The Republican leadership is far
from unanimous for the plan. It is
clear that resubmissionlsts in the ad
ministration are divided about it, but
the leaders who have been sounding
out sentiment on the proposal for sev
eral weeks and trying to arrange a
compromise between wets and drys,
profess to have been encouraged by the
reaction to the Missouri action.
the Budget
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