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INTEREST IN DEMOCRATIC SESSION GROWS AS LEADERS GATHER
Titular Head of Party Ex pected to Explain His Split With Roosevelt. By the Associated Presa. CHICAGO, June 22.—A1 Smith's ar rival, McAdoo's approach, the Garner statement lor repeal of the eighteenth amendment, and a growing tensity among the Roosevelt forces today set the Democratic political pulse pounding just six days before the convention opens. Many party leaders here were eager to see Smith. There were those who felt the titular head of the party, apparently In dead earnest about getting the nomination foi- himself, would flatly give his reasons for his break with Franklin D. Roose velt, the man who nominated him at Houston in 1928. Chairmanship First Fight. Incidentally, the scrap over the per manent chairmanship is scheduled as the convention's first head-on collision between the opposing groups. It may decide whether Gov. Roosevelt will be the nomine? or only the man who al most got the nomination. Supporters of Jouett Shouse charge double-crossing in the decision of the Roosevelt men to support Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana for the post. There are counter charges, and James A Farley, Roosevelt generalis simo. claims the deciding factor—the necessary votes. Regardless, Shouse’s friends were pre dicting today if the ballot were only a few hours away, he would be given the gavel. A man who may hold the answer of chairmanship and the nominee puizles also has turned convention-ward. He is John F. Curry, Tammany chieftain. Farley has indicated he hoped for the formidable group of votes Curry con trols, but there is no positive assurance of that as yet. As usual, the approach of convention time is apparently convincing some candidates for the nomination that they are not only the logical but the likely men for the post. Garner Would Accept. Speaker John N. Garner's call in Washington for repeal was accompanied by assurance he would accept if the Democrats called for his leadership. He went further in his statement and outlined his position on several issues, frowning on suggestions of debt can cellations and urging sweeping measures for relief. One man who needs no convincing the Texan should get the nomination is expected to steam into Chicago ere the day is over. That man is William Gibbs McAdoo. who saw himself on the White House trail at New York In 1924, but ! found the vision a mirage. He opposes Roosevelt, and in this he goes along with the man who stood in his way in 1924. Alfred E. Smith. They j are together now, but the Roosevelt friends doubt the pair can agree on j any one candidate. Even at this early stage the drift is strongly toward a party declaration on ! prohibition which would go farther along the anti-prohibition road than the Republican plank. The voice of the dry has been drowned, temporarily at least, by many calls for direct Democratic expression on the issue, every statement hitherto being moist and some strongly wet. The only question seems to be whether the plank should call for re submission of a repeal plank or a party commitment for repeal, with odds at present favoring the former. Some of the arriving Democrats are calling for emphasis on the economic issue. Former Gov. Byrd of Virginia has suggested revision of war debts if Europe would disarm in proportion, j Gov. Ritchie of Maryland has advocated ! shorter work hours and a stagger sys tem of employment to relieve unem ployment. There is speculation, too, whether the Roosevelt men will try to discard the two-thirds rule in order to nawie their candidate and the name of Senator Pat j Harrison has been mentioned as pos sible chairman of the Resolutions Com- i mittee, should Senator Cordell Hull of i Tennessee decline the post. In any event, the hotels are filling again and the smile has returned to the face of the innkeeper. EXPECTS SHORT SESSION. Smith in Good Spirits as He Passed Albany En Route to Chicago. ALBANY. N. Y., June 22 i/Pi.—Alfred E Smith does not look for a knock-'em down-drag-’em-out Democratic Nation al Convention of the 1924 type, as has been forecast by some. Instead, his ■word to the party as he moved conven tion-ward was "Make up your minds you won't be ashamed of any per formance we put on in Chicago." The former Governor and presidential candidate said that in response to a ■wild greeting from a thousand support ers as he passed through Albany last night. There were five tumultuous minutes on the railroad platform, and Mr. Smith was plainly pleased. He pledged the crowd that he would do the very best he could "not for my self. but for the country" at the con vention next week. Deriding the published statement of James A. Farley, Roosevelt’s campaign manager, that the two-thirds rule would be broken to substitute the majority vote if Gov. Roosevelt was not nomi nated after two or three ballots. Smith spoke informally, but emphatically to a score of well-wishers who gathered at the station in Buffalo late last night. "That's just some of Jim Farley's chatter." said the foimer Governor. "If Jim had 'ived in Barnum's time, he would have been the main ballyhoo ar tist. "They have been talking about ab rogation of the two-thirds rule for years and then som:j. They never have got ten anywhere with the idea.” Apparently in the best of spirits, Smith responded briskly and good humnredlv to the sallies of his friends. He plainly indicated he favored a short, simple repeal declaiation on prohibi tion in the Democratic national plat form. ILLINOIS SUPPORT SEEN FOR DRY LAW REPEAL State's National Committeeman Predicts Unqualified Backing if Democrats Accept Wet Plank. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, June 22.—Michael L. Igoe. Democratic national committeeman from Illinois, predicts that Illinois will favor the adcption of a Democratic national platform unqualifiedly indors ing repeal of the eighteenth amend ment. He predicted yesterday that Illi nois would urge the plank provide for ratification of the proposed repeal by special conventions called for that pur pose rather than by the Legislatures of the various States. A small pebble flung against the brass "stick" of a propellor caused an air liner bound from Croydon. Eng land. to Paris, recently, with 24 pas sengers, to return immediately to Croy don and transfer its passengers to an other machine. * Farley and Long Confer ONE of the first persons visited by Senator Huey Long of Louisiana when he arrived in Chicago yesterday was James A. Farley, campaign man- ! ager for Franklin D. Roosevelt. Long is at the right in this picture of ; the two as they conferred on matters relative to the convention. —A. P. Photo. | BYRD URGES PARTY TO ADOPT BRIEF AND POINTED PLATFORM Virginia’s Favorite Son Wants “Clear and Frank” Plank on Prohibition. Declares Conditions Are “Too * Terrible for Frivolous Play of Politics.” By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. CHICAGO, 111., June 22— Former Gov. Harry F. Byrd of Virginia arrived at Democratic convention headquarters yesterday and spent most of the day in conferences with various party lead ers. The delegation from Virginia is instructed "to present the name of for mer Gov. Byrd as a candidate for President and to support him for the nomination as long as he may consent to be a candidate." Headquarters for his campaign were opened this morning, in charge of Roy Flannagan. The former Governor insisted the party platform nulst be brief, dealing with but few subjects and in the fewest possible words. "On prohibition let our party speak clearly and frankly,” he said. He declared against “menacing increases in the cost of government," opposition to “extension of Federal bu reaucracy." that "taxes must be re duced and national income taxes spread to affect more people." Hts statement is, in part, as follows: "Conditions are too terrible to permit a frivolous or cheap play of politics. Every good American, whatever his party, must volunteer to fight to pre serve our fundamental institutions. I hope our platform will limit to a few sentences its denunciation of Republi can rule, and come quickly to a sharp, clear, crisp promise of what we shall try to do to improve the conditions ex isting. Government Cost Big Problem. ‘‘The menacing increase in the cost of government ranks among the fore most of our problems. We cannot con tinue to pay $50,000,000 each day to our local. State and Federal govern ments—one dollar out of every four we earn—without eventual bankruptcy. “We must oppose the growing ten dency toward the extension of Federal bureaucracy, and especially the attempt to artificially establish commodity prices bv governmental agencies. “We must speak clearly on reduction of tariffs by negotiations with other countries, as opposed to legislation based on the economic isolation of the United States. As a preliminary to the success of an international tariff con ference we must meet frankly the qii's tion of International disarmament, and we should agree to enter without coiv mitment any general world conference to consider disarmament coincident with a just revision of war debts and reparations. “On farm relief we should offer a constructive program in contrast to the Republican farm plank, which offers not a single hope for the relief of the farmers, but praises the present tariff, which is a direct contributing cause of the farmer's plight. The Republican platform has followed the old partisan formula It is designed to suit all tastes, and we must concede the nimble dexterity with which the least is said to offend the fewest. Great Opportunity for Party. “Our party has a great opportunity. The crv for clearer and more decisive leadership is heard from every direc R00SEVELT CALLS ON MAYOR WALKER TO ANSWER CHARGE I _(Continued From First Page.) to send another copy for your con venience. "Will you please let me have a reply to these charges?” Finnegan represent? the new Deal party of Brooklyn. The Governor issued his statement with this brief comment: "Here is a copy of m,v letter to James J. Walker, j mayor of New York City, asking for a reply to the charges.” Charged Illegal Acts. Seabury, in forwarding on' June 8! the testimony before the legislators, ad- I vised the Governor that Walker “In the course of his official conduct has been actuated by Improper and illegal con siderations.” The legislative counsel used Mr. Roosevelt’s code for officeholders as enunciated at the hearing on the case against Sheriff Thomas Farley of Man hattan. as a reason for the dismissal of Walker. At that time Roosevelt said a public official was accountable to the public for his wealth and the manner in which it was accumulated. Farley was removed by the Governor. Seabury contended Walker nad fail ed to explain reasons for the receipt of almost $250,000 from Paul Block, 1 publisher. Mr. Roosevelt set no time limit on the answer Mayor Walker may make. After the reply is forwarded to Albany, i it is probable Gov. Roosevelt will call a public hearing with Walker, person ally. defending himself against Seabury. In a letter accompanying the tran script of the testimony and his analysis. Seabury cited 12 conclusions which he said he thought the testimony justified with respect to Walker’s conduct as mayor. Attacks Explanation. The first one, which in a general way covered them all, stated that in Sea bury’s opinion Walker had failed prop erly to execute his duties, bad acted in a way prejudicial to the be6t Interests EX-GOV. HARRY F. BYRD. tion. The answer must be too clear to permit of misunderstanding. It must show that we know the way and intend to lead in that way without fear or I hesitation.” former Gov Bvrd announced here that Senator Carter Glass will repre- j sent Virginia on the Resolutions Com- i mittec and present the Virginia plat form adopted by the State convention. This declare?: "For the very strictest economy in the conduct of public affairs, to the end that expenditures may be brought safely within revenue receipts under a system I of moderate taxation, “For a tariff for revenue only, the items in every schedule being limited to the maximum difference in cost of production abroad as contrasted with | production in the United States. “For an emancipation of the banking I system of the country, and the central Government itseli from the open or! covert influence of speculative financial . interests, so largely responsible for the j existing depression. "For a stricter regard for the rights j of the Spates so little respected by Federal authority and so severely im- I paired by doubtful judicial interpreta tion. "For farm relief in the surest and sanest way—by a fair revision of the . tariff laws under which agriculture is j required to pay enormous tribute in the ! aggregate on the things every farmer ! must buy. The Prohibition Question. “For a generous treament of labor as a human element of society, and not a commodity, strictly subject to the law of supply and demand. “For courage always and uncompro mising honesty in government—local. State and national—at the least cost to those who must pay the bill. ‘ Prohibition of the manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes is not a party question and all attempts to make it so should be resisted. * * * " The plat form, however, “favors the suggested arbitrement, either by one of the methods now prescribed in section 4 of the Constitution or by some other determinate plan as Congress may sub mit to the States for their derision.” It emphasizes that “any jurisdiction confided to Federal authority shall dis tinctly comprehend the duty of the central Government to completely pro tect the expressed rights of the States.” Mr Byra sa:d the Virginia delega tion will arrive Sunday and set up head quarters at the Stevens Hotel. of the people, had been “actuated by improper and illegal considerations,” had been guilty of ' gross improprieties.'’ and that his explanation of circum stances "seriously reflecting" on the i manner in which he had conducted th? affairs of the city had been “either so incomplete or so unworthy of credence as not to constitute acceptable explana tions.” WALKER DELAYS RErLY. NEW YORK. June 22 (A*).—Mayor James J. Walker said today that he would not begin work on his formal answer to allegations by Samuel Sea bury, counsel to the Hofstadter Legisla tive Committee, until he returns from the Democratic National Convention. In requesting his answer. Gov. Frank lin D. Roosevelt did not set any time limit. DAWES SETTLES DOWN TO BANKING DUTIES Former Vice President, Ambassa dor and Finance Corporation Head Establishes Chicago Office. By the Assorted Press. CHICAGO. June 22.—Brig. Gen. Charles G. Dawes has become a Chi- . cago banker again in earnest. He established an office yesterday in i the Central Republic Bank & Trust Co., and plunged into the work he in- j terrupted nearly eight years ago to be- i come Vice President of the United States. Subsequently his services as Ambassador to England and as presi dent of the Government’s Reconstruc tion Finance Corporation prevented his return to the banking business. BUY or RENT Office Furniture H. Baum & Son 616 E St N.Wt Nat 9136 ■ SMITH FOR REPEAL AND FOR HIMSELF Former Candidate Urges “Straightforward” Plat form on Prohibition. (Cjpntlnued From First Page.)_ posed that the legalization of light wine and beer should be carried In the Demo cratic prohibition plank, and that the Democratic party should stand squarely for repeal of the eighteenth amend ment, with no strings tied to the decla ration. Whether he would appear personally before the Resolutions Committee to urge the adoption of such a plank, Mr. Smith said he had not determined. "It may not be necessary,” he said. "Who will be nominated for Presi dent?" Smith was asked. "The convention will decide,” was the quick rejoinder j "Who is your own preference for the nomination?" "Alfred E. Smith of New York.” said , the former Governor with a broad smile. ' His sally brought a loud laugh and the 1 candidate fettled down to enjoy the conference. He announced unequivocally that he stood for the election of Jouett Shouse. chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee, to be permanent chairman of the Democratic National Convention "Will you take the floor and support Mr. Shouse?” "If necKsarv. I will," replied Smith. “I do not think it will be necessary. I expect his election.” Shouse is being opposed by the Roose- ! velt leaders on the ground that he has been Inimical to the Roosevelt candi dacy and they are ofTering Senator Walsh of Montana as their candidate. Hague to Lead Force*. Frank Hague. Democratic bos* of New | Jersey, will be the Smith floor manager 1 in the convention, Mr Smith said. “He leads the grand march.” said the former Governor, with an expansive smi'e. "How many of the New York dele gates will support your nomination?" Smith was asked. “I don't know ." "Has Roosevelt a chance If you are defeated?" was another question. "I never commence to think of de feat." said Mr. Smith in a fighting voire. "Will you support the presidential nominee of tills convention?" was fired at Mr. Smith. His reply may have im plied a threat which it has been pre dicted he will make when the conven tion gets under way, a threat not to support Roosevelt if he be the choice of the convention. What Smith said was: "I don't think it necessary to talk about that at this time " "How many ballots will it take to nominate you?" v.as the next question. "That depends on how fast the dele gates can see," said Mr. Smith. Is Against Bonus. Asked if he favored a plank for pay- ' ment of the bonus, Smith promptly an swered “No." When seme one Inquired why, he added: "I'm not making a political speech. I'm answering a question. The 'why' would take too long " A questioner asked if he wanted to, comment on the Republican prohibi- i tion plank. "No," Smith answered. "We will have plenty of time to do that." In response to an inquiry as to whether he expected to address the convention on any subject. Smith said he could not tell about that at present, because it depended on "facts and sit- 1 uations.” Senator Cordell Hull of Tennessee,, supporter of Roosevelt and possible , choice for the chairmanship of the Platform Committee of the conven-; tion, also arrived here today. Hull said that he believed the Democrats will get together on a prohibition plank. He nimself has been a pro hibitionist in the past. May Head Committee. "There is no reason for all this ex- I citement over prohibition," said the Senator, "or to make it a main issue in the campaign. If the Democratic party docs not pay more attention to the economic problems which confront this country than the Republicans did in their convention and platform, the voters ought to kick the Democrats into outer darkness." Senator Hull would not say whether he was to be chairman of the Resolu tions Committee or not. but intimated that he had it under serious considera tion. "Unless there Is some extraordinary reason why he should be destroyed." said Senator Hull, "and some other m3ii substituted for him, then Gov. Roose velt sheuid be nominated. The disposi tion of the voters is that Roosevelt should have the nomination for Presi dent." He added: "This convention should not be another Madison Square Garden affair. No man for personal reasons or for other minor considerations, should cause the disruption of the Democratic party." Another Roosevelt supporter who reached Chicago today is Senator Wheeler of Montana. Long Offers Plank. Senator Huey Long of Louisiana, put out his own prohibition plank, which he will submit to the Resolutions Com mittee for its consideration. It follows: "The Democratic party favors sub mitting to the people of the United States in accordance with article 5 of the Constitution of the United States, the proposition for the repeal of the eighteenth amendment, so that by such processes described in the Constitution of the United States, the people may have opportunity as they desire to set tle the question.” James A. Farley, Roosevelt field marshal, when informed Mr. Smith had predicted that Smith would be nomi nated. merely reiterated his own fore cast that Roosevelt would be the choice of the convention on the first ballot. Farley, who is Democratic State chairman of New York and a delegate at large to the convention, said he would meet Curry at the train, when he arrives tonight. He said that he himself would have no objection to Mayor “Jimmy” Walker on the Resolutions Committee as New York's representative If the delegation wants to put the mayor in that posi tion. Farley again said that the Roose velt forces would fight Shouse for per manent chairman. When Yon Motor Over the MEMORIAL BOULEVARD TO MT. VERNON —why not return by way of the Richmond Highway—and stop for LUNCHEON or DINNER at Contfnnjus Servlet Until • P.M. DIN NERS-85c-$1.00—$1.25 Special Week-day Luncheon, 65* Garner Greeter STATE SENATOR WALTER F. WOODLL Of Houston. Tex., official greeter at: Speaker Garner's headquarters in the; Sherman Hotel, Chicago, 111. Woodul: will assist in the Garner campaign, which will be managed by Representa tive Sam Rayburn of Texas. - Wide World Photo. I ' jl Party at Chicago Not So Pleased at Idahoan’s Explosion. BY WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE. Special D.spa'ch to The Stur CHICAGO June 21 (N A N A t—The Borah explosion has curiously affected the situation h*re among those gathered for the Democratic convention pre liminaries The ultra-Democratic repealers are afraid that Borah unwittingly has con vinced the Ropublran repealers that the Republican prohibition plank is a real rental plank, which Is not so good from the Democratic ultra-wet stand point. The Borah statement .on the other hand has not particularly affected the Republican dr;’s. They took their medi cine last week out of the platform spoon and licked the spoon and made their faces and swallow’d. Tho:e who were regular perennial Republicans have come to like it as they would have liked anything else which the platform em bodied. And so far as the Borah bomb has affected the D-moeratic drys in the camp here, the mt-sile may be said to be a dud. Garner Statement Important. The Garner statement is of vastly more importance here in Chicago. So much for the news of the Borah bombardment, and row I should like to exnress a few paragranhs of persona! opinion interpretative of the Republican platform. Two weeks ago it was evident enough to warrant prophecy, which my articles from Chicago ventured at the time, ex actly what the Republican platform would be. As a reporter it was my job to be with the platform makers somewhat during the months of May and June when and where an excep tional opportunity was offered to get at the hang of what they were driving at. So far as I can tell, their inten tions are simplified into this: Party Stand Changed. The Republican party has definitely abandoned the policy of national pro hibition and has retired to a position of national control of the liquor traf fic. The Hamiltonian instinct in every Republican makes him feel that every problem must be handled nationally and particularly the liquor problem. Obviously, after the experience of a dozen years, prohibition, in the Ham iltonian mind, was not the wav to han dle the liquor problem, so the Ham iltonian mind came to look upon the liquor question as a national problem. Hence the plank abandoning prohibi tion and advocating national control of the liquor traffic. As I read the intentions of the plat form makers, from talking with them while the platform was being consid ered in Washington, while it was being drafted in Chicago and after it was adopted by the convention, what they mean bv control is this- They pro pose to leave the States free to handle all commerce in liquor that is intra state. but they would control national ly all liquor entering into interstate commerce. Let's put it another way: In addi tion to raising Federal revenue from A BANK (or the INDIVIDUAL Your Financial A friend I* someone who know* our needs and kelps ua - - - tkat a tke MORRIS PLAN of friendly kanking service. You kave a good name, and there** something money will kelp you do. Tell ua kow muck, and aee kow promptly, kow cordially, and kow simply we arrange it for you . . . % Norris Plan Bank Under Supervision U. S. Treesnry 1408 H Street Northwest Capital & Surplus, $250,000 ~ ■— ~ - ~ - ”— 1 I I Maryland Democrat Leader Favors Step as Aid for Jobless. BY J. A. O’LEARY. Staff Correspondent of The Star. CHICAGO. IU.. June 22 —The appli cation of shorter working hours to new Jobs as a means of spreading opportu nities for employment among a larger number of those now Idle is suggested in a plank on the employment problem to be offered for consideration by the Resolution:, Committee of the Demo cratic National Convention by Howard Bruce, national committeeman from Maryland. The text of the proposed plank, as made public by Mr. Bruce last night, declares that due to present conditions persons normally employed In gainful pursuits fall into the following three classes: First, those whose employ ment has not been disturbed and who receive in dollars the same sum as be fore the depression: second, those who are working shorter time or at lower rates per hour. and. third, those who are unemployed or are getting so little employment that they are dependent on charitable relief. The statement declared that those in the first group, in effect, are receiving an increase of pay. due to the increased purchasing power of the collar. The second group is made up of those whose Income has been reduced, the statement said. "Regardless of any relief measures that may be adopted to create tempo rary employment," the proposed plank reads. "It is clear that as a prerequi site for an emergency from the present depression there must be a leveling of j this general situation by reducing the 1 hours of employment of the first class, and along with it the amount of money received by the first class as wages, and distributing this to the third class, thereby reducing or eliminating unem ployment and possibly eventually dis tributing some part of it to the second clns«. "As a first step looking to this result it would seem most desirable that in undertaking the various classes of work that require the employment of people now. generally streaking, out cf employ ment. the re-err ployed man or woman should be given employment only for a limited period, sav. 30 hours per week. By this means the relief from such unemployment would be spread over nearly double the number of people. In other words, nearly double the num ber of people would be taken off the list of those requiring charitable aid." The proposed plank suggests that this policy be recommenced to private em ployers. municipalities and States, and that the party pledge itself “to put it into effect In the Federal service" until the depression is over. Mr. Bruce and Robert Ennis have established headquarters here for the presidential candidacy of Gov. Albert C Ritchie of Maryland. Gov. Ritchie will have 16 votes of his own State at the outset, and his friends hope that he will loom high in the race for the nomination if Gov. Roosevelt of New York fails to go over on an early ballot. When the Maryland Governor arrives here Friday with his delegation he will be greeted at the train by the Chicago Board of Trade and a band of music, according to word received at his headquarters here yesterday. all liquor flowing into Interstate chan nels. the Government would control that liquor ta its various sources, distillers, wine makers and brewers, preventing all initial shipments into the dry States or dry cities or counties. Simplified further, this Republican plank means that the Federal Govern ment would supervise the wholesale liouor business, leaving the control of the retail business to the States, coun ties and cities, to handle as the people shall choose to handle It under their State constitutions. It might have been better if the Re publican platform makers said this frankly and boldly. But thev didn’t. Eut when t’iey come to draft an amendment to the Constitution, the amendment will contain a provision ! for control over the wholesale liquor business, possiblv for purposes of taxa tion. certainly for purposes of direct ing interstate commerce liquor out of the dry States. As the campaign develops these principles will be set forth. Senator Borah will understand before Septem ber exactly what the Republican plan for liquor control provides. The dis cussion cannot be retained in the rea'm of platitude much longer. The retreat from national prohibition of the man ufacture and sale of liquor to national control of the liquor interstate traffic will be a rout and cataclysm unless Republican leaders very soon get down to brass tacks and exD'atn the obvious implications of their platform. 'Copyright 19.12 by the North American Newspaper Alliance. Inc . > Asks D. C. Vote r_ ^ COL. ARTHUR O'BRIEN. —A. P. Photo. PENNSYLVANIA GROUP MAY SUPPORT BAKER Anti-Roosevelt Forces Said to Have Agreed Upon Ohioan for President. By the Associated Prew. HARRISBURG, Pa . June 22-Ru mors that Pennsylvania anti-Roosevelt forces would support Newton T. Baker for the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention next week In Chicago were current today In political circles here. Sedgwick Klstler. national committee man and leader of the group opposing the nomination of the New York Gov ernor. is to arrive this afternoon, and could not be reached for comment. It had generally be°n believed before the Baker rumors cropped out that the anti Roosevelt delegates would support Al fred E Smith. Meanwhile the Roosevelt and anti Roosevelt factions are lining up for a battle roy-8l at the Sunday night caucus In Chicago. Joseph F. Guffey, former national committeeman and one of the leaders of the Roosevelt movement, and War ren Vandyke. State chairman and for mer president of the Roos»\elt-for President League, left last night for Chirago. Vandyke was said to have started a campaign for the Resolutions Committee pest—the committee which will draft the prohibition plank. Fights for other committee places also were m prospect. M’ADOO SAYS GARNER WILL FOLLOW PARTY By the Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY. June 22 —The opinion that Speaker John N. Garner, if nominated as the Democratic presi dential candidate, will "accent the de cision of the partv on prohibition and ail other questions" was expressed here yesterday bv William G. McAdoo. Sec- i retary of the Treasury in the Wilson administration. McAdoo. one of the strongest sup porters of the Garner candidacy, was informed here that the Texan had come out for repeal of the eighteenth amend ment. The former Secretary said undue at tention had been centered upon pro- j hibition. He added he considered the i liquor question was less important than unemployment, agriculture and credit problems now facing the Nation. He declared, however, that now the prohibition question had been brought to the front the Democratic party would do "something about it." Flying in his private plane. McAdoo arrived here from Los Angeles en route to Chicago. 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Union Bus Depot 1336 New York Ave. N. W. Phone: MEtropolitan 1512 Blue Ridge Terminal 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. N. W. Phone: NAtional 0836 PRESSES D. C. VOTE ISSUE AT CHICAGO Col. O’Brien Is Determined Party Shall Adopt Fran chise Plank. BY WILL P. KENNEDY. emCAGO. June 22—Col. Arthur O Brien, national treasurer of the Democratic party and & delegate frcm Columbia' is determined Democratic platform to be adopted by the convention next week must contain a plank for national repre sentation in Congress and the Electoral College for the voteless citizens of the National Capital. Awaiting Assurance. He has drafted a resolution of 12 words, which he hopes to reduce to 7 words, which will be presented to the Resolutions Committee. He had ap proved the selection of Charles Carlin to be appointed the District of Co lumbia member of that committee, but National Committeeman John F. Cos tello is now endeavoring to substitute former Attorney General A Mitchell Palmer. Col O'Brien said last night: This suggestion of a change was made since I left Washington. I will not consent until I have received direct assurance that thj projxjsed member of the Resolutions Committee is pre pared to make an aggressive fight in the Resolutions Committee for adop tion of the national representation plank for the District of Columbia and to make this his main obtective. It is for that end onlv that we are participating actively in this conven tion." Col. O'Brien, who holds a strategic position in the Democratic headquarters, is persona'ly arguing the cause of the District with every one of the leaders from the various States who comes to him seeking to have something done. He is showing them Tor the first time that for years they have been misin formed regarding the fiscal relations between the Federal Government and the Capital City, emphasizing that the Federal contribution, which is only a fractional part of the $47,000,000 Dis trict budget, comes out of the general revenues to which the District is a heavv contributor through internal revenue. Gets Amazing Response. He reports he Is receiving an amaz ing response, and he believes the party leaders are being awakened to a sense of fair play to give the more than half million residents of the National Capi tal voting representation and a voice in Congress, representation in the Elec toral College and equal rights with other citizens in the United States courts. The District delegation, led by Na tional Committeeman Costello, is ex pected to reach Chicago Thursday and to sucport Col. O'Brien actively in ef forts to have the District plar.k ad op - d RAYBURN IN CHIC'*" Manager of Garner C ~~ Opens Headquarters. CHICAGO. June 22.—Repr-’en' Sam Rayburn of Texas, manager of th campaign for nomination for Speaker Garner, opened headquarters in the Congress Hotel today. J°d C Adams of Dalles. Tex., the natlfnai ccmmitta man, arrived last night Mrs. Cla'a Driscoll Sevier of Corpus Christi, Tex . is expected here today. -• --- Russia's exports into Italy were greater last year than in 1931 REDUCTION On All Prints Here you have exclusiveness without excessive cost. JNC. 1919 At Connecticut Ave. Q St. N.W.