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MILITANT AND BRIEF PLATFORM GIVEN CONVENTION
1 ASKS BILLION CUT IN FEDERAL COSTS U. S. Aid to States for Job less Relief and More Pub lic Works Backed. BY FRANCIS M. STEPHENSON. CHICAGO, June 30 C43).—The Demo cratic party will go to the country this year with a militant platform, sensa tional in its flat declaration for repeal of the eighteenth amendment, and con spicuous in a never before attained brevity. Only the prohibition plank, which carried also a demand for immediate Volstead act modification to legalize beer and other beverages, had received approval—by more than four to one— of the entire convention in the session which ran past midnight, but adoption of the rest today was assured. Contests still were faced on three planks, favor ing cash payment of the bonus, be metallism and protection of depositors In Federal reserve banks. The party's extreme wet declaration came to the convention as majority re port through the surprising 35 to 17 vote of the Platform Committee yester day afternoon. It swung through the convention 9343i to 21334. against the minority report calling for submission of a repeal amendment to the States, •without party recommendation. Billion-Dollar Economies Demanded. Besides prohibition repeal, the plat form demands "drastic change in eco nomic and governmental policies," and emong other things advocates: A billion-dollar cut in Federal ex penditures with the States making a "zealous effort to achieve a proportion ate result," and a balanced budget. A "competitive tariff for revenue" and repeal of presidential power to change rates. Flat opposition to cancellation of war debts. Federal aid to States for jobless re lief when States exhaust their relief funds and expansion of "necessary and useful" public construction. Unemployment and old-age pension Insurance, under State laws. Refinancing of farm mortgages at low interest rates, extension of farm co-operatives, control of crop surpluses and "every constitutional measure" to give the farmer "prices in excess of cost." Would Regulate Exchanges. Maintenance of a sound currency and an International conference to consider the rehabilitation of silver. Federal regulation of security and commodity exchanges, interstate utility company rates, and holding companies felling securities in interstate commerce. Generous treatment of war veterans and their dependents, without men tioning the bonus. Relief of depositors of suspended banks and prohibiting the use of their money for speculation "to the detri ment of local credits"; also restriction of Federal Reserve facilities for "specu - lative purposes." Armament reduction, adherence to the World Court with the pending res ervations, and non-interference in the Internal aSairs of other nations. An adequate Army and Navy, but one lr. times· of peace which will not burden the people "by an expenditure fast ap proaching a billion dollars annually." I·Tee l'ninppines lavorea. Philippine independence and ultimate Statehood for Porto Rico. Better protection for labor and the small producer and distributor under the anti-trust laws and "use of the Nation's wate power in the public in terest." Speeding up of administration of justice through simplification of legal procedure. Strengthening of the corrupt prac tices act and continuous publicity of campaign expenditures. The 1,400-word platform—shortest in modern political history—condemns in strong terms the Hawlev-Smoot tarif, "improper and excessive" use of cam paign funds, utterances of high public officials designed to influence stock prices, "extravagance" of the Farm Board, "usurpation" of power by the State Department in passing upon for eign securities floated in this country and paid lobbyists. · Dr. Woodson to Speak. Dr. Carter G. Woodson will address an open-air mass meeting of the Pleasant Plains Citizens' Association tomorrow night at the Monroe School, Columbia road, between Georgia and Sherman avenues. Music will be furn ished by the Ross Sacred Concert Band. SPECIAL NOTICES. M. HILLMAK. HAVING PURCHASED THE business at 922 8tli st i.e., known as Favorite Barbecue, all claims against same muM be exhibited to the undesigned. JAMES D. McQUADE. attorney, Transporta tion_Bldg - HIS strange way of Kettinn a sweetheart! Sun. 8 !5 p.m. Ε Hez Swem. Centennial Bap* Ch . 7th Λ Eye n.e Easy chairs. LADY GIVING UP HER APT.. WILL BE welcome in the home of a youn couple as one of the family in returr. assisting with λ little ca>h to help pay ta>.es. etc.. at this lime _Addre.*s Box 48!-E. Star office. GOING? WHERE1 TELL US WHEN AND we'll move your furniture and take mighty good rare of It at low cost. A telephone call will save vou ime and trouble Ν ATT. DELIVERY ASSOCIATION, phone Nat. 1460. 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The Baker headquarters is in a modest room just upstairs from presi dential row in the Congress. No signs or banners are around, but there is a steady stream of delegates going in and out of the almcst secret office. Ayres made no predictions and said he was working among no particular group of delegates, but that he was hopeful of a "break" that would open the way for a Baker nomination. He said the Ohio man would not be placed in nomination. Mississippi's 20 votes will be cast under the unit rule for Roosevelt on the first ballot. The delegation voted in caucus this morning 10'2 to 9! ■■ to support the New York Governor on the first ballot, and then poll the delegation to determine whom to give their vote on the second. The decision came at about the time that Roosevelt headquarters was esti mating that its candidate would get I 705 votes on the first ballot. The afternoon session was even slow er than usual in getting itself under way. The delegates filed sleepily into the stadium, and further troubles over tickets kept the galleries almost empty until long afternoon the chosen hour of noon had passed. At 12:30 not half of the convention personnel had arrived, and the spectators were just beginning to come in in small groups. The Roosevelt managers, after a con ference, indicated they would stand against the McAdoo bank guarantee plank, but whether they would make a real point of it remained to be seen. The plank lost out in committee by a ι ν j small margin. Convened at 12:40. The chairman, Senator Walsh of At îtana, seemed bent on getting ahead with the business of the day in spite of the absentees. At 12:40 he pounded for order, and without waiting to get it, presented George Shaw Cook, a Chris tian Science teacher of Chicago, who pronounced the openinj invocation. A minute of silent prayer, followed by the Lord's Prayer. McAdoo Takes Floor. Ascending the platform amid an ova tion. William G. McAdoo, Wilson's wartime Secretary of the Treasury and himself a candidate for the presidency in two conventions, asked the conven tion to' approve his plank for guarantee ing the deposits of banks which are members of the reserve system. "In a matter of such great importance to the country I felt that it was im perative that the Democratic party should announce really and unequivo cally whether or not it shall be the policy of this body to protect by lettfs laticn the safety of the people who place their money in banks." "I would remind you that in 1912 when we committed ourselves to bank ing reform we enunciated as part of the policy of the party in the party platform, fcut we did not say we would adopt any particular system, for we had to leave that to Congress. "AftJ>r mnnthc nf rHc^iicc4r»r» or>i4 a r_ gument and negotiation we enacted the Federal Reserve law, and we wish now j to enunciate a policy for the party In the next Congress, where we undoubt edly will have a large majority, which will make safe the deposits in the banks." Glass Opposes Plank. Reserving a part of his time for a concluding argument, he yielded the floor to Senator Carter Glass of Vir ginia, also a Treasury Secretary under Wilson and one of the authors of the law creating the reserve system, chosen to sneak agpjnst the plank. "This matter projected by Mr. Mc Adoo is of such supreme importance to the harmony and success of the Demo cratic party, and to the integrity of the Banking Committee, that I would f<«l recreant to my duty did X not at the Insistance of the majority of the com mittee, protest against the minority plank. "The plank will inevitably be con strued by the banking community of the United States, by the business com munity, as a guarantee of bank de posits, and that being so, it will create a spirit of unrest and distrust of the Democratic party. "Secretary McAdoo proposes to con fine his proposition to the 7,600 banks, members of the Federal Reserve Bank ing System. I tell this convention that if it adopts this plank it will drive out of the Federal Reserve System the strongest supporting banks that that system now has in its membership." Glass was given a cheer when he ι finished his short speech, which he de livered with characteristic vigor and . emphatic gesture. Would Mean Votes. McAdoo, replying said there was no man he more respected than Glass, I "but when I hear him say we should not do this because it will arouse the opposition of powerful Interests, he isn't talking democracy." ι "He talks about banking secession if we do the things the interests of the people demand. In 1913 we had those threats from the most powerful banks I in the country." If the party refused to take this step, he said, "you'll lose more votes than you can count in a week." "The whole West," he declared, "is in favor of this sound proposal." As he concluded, McAdoo stopped to 1 shake hands with Glass before he left ! the platform. Chairman Walsh, post poning a vote, presented Dr. Rufus A. Hagood of Honolulu, who made a speech j for a proposed plank to put the party on j record for "home rule in Hawaii." The proposal, he said, "does not mean I independence. ' "It simply means," he went on, "that j the people of Hawaii will have the right 1 to recommend who shall be put into official position there." As he left the platform, Hagood I amended his proposal so that it pro posed "home rule" for Alaska as well J as Hawaii. District Plank Offered. Presenting a brand-new proposal, Willis Ε Reed of Madison, Nebr, a for mer State Attorney General, asked that the party declare "a moratorium at home for a reasonable time, thereby assisting the people in saving their \ homes and business"; direct the Inter state Commerce Commission to readjust freight rates "on the exchange value basis", determine upon a uniform rate of interest, and regulate "the value of : the dollar." i A plank saying "we favor congres sional representation for residents of j the District of Columbia," who now have no vote on any subject, was pre sented by Norman Β Landreau of the Capital City delegation. Compton I. White of Clark's Fork, Idaho, argued for & plank for a new monetary system based on bi-metalism. S A plank touching on this subject al ready was in the platform, but it did not go far enough to suit the Idahoan. Caroline O'Day, Rye, *M. Y„ sent to the platform a proposal to Insert α declaration that the Government should Place Names of Candidates in Nomination SENATOR CARTER GLASS for Byrd JOSEPH Β. ELY for Smith. SENATOR MILLARD TYDINGS ior Ritchie. JOHN Ε. MACK for Roosevelt. SAM FORDYCE for Reed. SENATOR TOM CONNALLY for Garner. ■ I ATLEE POMERENE for White. IIEXRY S. JOHNSTON for Murray. I plu™ υ. U. VU It PLANK REJECTED Fair Play for Citizens Is Asked by Landreau From Floor. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. CHICAGO, June 30 —The right of the people of the District of Columbia to have representation in their govern ment was presented today to the Demo cratic National Convention by Norman B. Landreau, a delegate irom the Dis trict, who moved the adoption of a plank in the national platform provid ing for such representation, but the convention rejected it. Mr. Landreau, addressing the dele gates, pleaded for fair play for the people of Washington. He said: "On behalf of the District of Columbia. I offer the following amendment to the platform : "We favor congressional representa tion for residents of the District of Co lumbia." "Do you know there are 500.000 Americans living in the District of Co lumbia who are disfranchised. "That there are 500.000 Americans there who do not have the civil rights of an alien. Figures Presented. "One hundred and fifty years ago our forefathers staged a tea party in Bos ton. It was the outcry of a free think ing people against the tyranny of taxa tion without representation. "It was that tyranny that made this country a Nation. A Nation of the people and by the people. A Govern ment which roots its justice in the con sent of the Government. A representa tive government which couples taxation and bearing arms with representation. "In 1930 the residents of the Dis trict of Columbia paid more Federal taxes than 25 of the States, more than 10 States combined. These 10 States have 20 Senators and 24 Rep resentatives. "When the clouds of war spread their sinister shadows over our fair land in 1917 its youth and manhood fur nished more men for the Army and Navy than 10 States in the Union. Yet these men had no voice like the other Americans in the counsels which determined war and peace. "They had no representation in that Government which required them to pay taxes to fight, to bleed—aye, to die. Simple Rights Asked. "We heard here yesterday in eloquent terms the denouncement of what was called a sinister principle of demo cratic government, when by a techni cal refusal to participate in the tempo rary organization of a political con vention certain representatives were not permitted to vote. "How much more terrible, how much mere destructive to all principles of Government is it to be taxed and called upon to die on the field of battle with out being given a voice in our Govern ment. "We only ask this great Democratic party to give us in a small measure the rights of citizenship. "To give us simple justice—to give us Democratic justice." On a viva voce vote the proposal for congressional representation was drown ed out in a roar of "noes" from the delegates, only a few in seats near the District delegates voting "aye." continuously concern itself with the welfare of humanity "particularly the welfare of children." Rejected "Scotch Bank." Chairman Walsh ordered that the voting begin, and the convention with a great shout of "No" rejected by ac clamation the "Scotch bank" plank of Gov. Murray of Oklahoma. The vote did not Involve either the Murray plank for immediate payment of the soldier bonus, nor the Murray plank for re habilitation of silver. Although a roll call was asked by Representative Connery of Massachu setts on the bonus question. Chairman Walsh ruled it did not have sufficient seconders, and ordered the vote by ac clamation. The overwhelming voice of the convention was in the negative, and Walsh declared the plank defeated. In the same manner, the silver proposal was voted down in rapid order. McAdoo's plan next was read. Walsh ordered a viva voice vote, and on a shout of no's his plank also was turned down. Democratic Platform Declaration of Principles Binding Party Presented to Convention Last Night Is Shortest One on Record. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, June 29—The complete text of the Democratic platform, ap proved by the full Resolutions Commit tee for presentation to the convention, follows : In this time of unprecedented eco nomic and social distress the Demo cratic party declares its convictions that the chief causes of this condition were the disastrous policies pursued by our Government since the World War of economic isolation ; fostering the merger of competitive businesses Into monopolies; and encouraging the in defensible expansion and contraction of j credit for private profit at the expense of the public. Those who were responsible for these policies have abandoned the ideas on which the war was won, and thrown away the fruits of victor:', thus reject ing the greatest opportunity in history to bring peace, prosperity and happiness to our people and to the world. They have ruined our foreign tride, destroyed the values of our commodities and pro ducts, crippled our banking system, robbed millions oi our people of their life savings and thrown millions more out cf work, produced widespread pov erty and brought the Government to a state of financial distress unprecedented In times of peace. In this time of unprecedented eco nomic and social distress the only hope ! for improving present conditions, re storing employment, affording perma nent relief to the people and bringing the Nation back to its former prcud | position of domestic happiness and of , financial, industrial, agricultural and commercial leadership in the world lies in a drastic change in economic and j governmental palicies. Believing that a party platform is a | covenant with the people to be faith- ; fully kept by the party when entrusted j with power, and that the people are ; entitled to know in plain words the j terms of the contract to which they are asked to subscribe, we hereby declare this to be the platform of the Demo cratic party. The Democratic party solemnly prom-! ises by appropriate action to put into effect the principes, policies and re- . forms herein advocated, ar.d to eradi cate the policies, methods and practices j herein condemned. Want Expenses Cut. We advocate: "1. An immediate and drastic re duction of governmental expenditures , by absllshing useless commissions and j [ offices, consolidating departments and bureaus, and eliminating extravagance, to accomplish a saving of not less than 25 per cent In the cost of Federal Gov- J : ernment; and we call upon the Demo cratic party in the States to make a j zealous effort to achieve a proportionate result. [ "2. Maintenance of the national credit by a Federal budget annually balanced ; on the basis of accurate executive estl 1 mates wherein revenues, raised by as sistance cf taxation, levied on the prin ciple of ability to pay. "3. A sound currency to be preserved at all hazards, and an international monetary conference, called on the in- | vitation cf our Government, to consider the rehabilitation of silver and related questions. Tariff for Revenue. "4. A competitive tariff for revenue, with a fact-finding Tariff Commission : free from Executive interference; re ciprocal tariff agreements with other nations, and an international economic I conference designed to restore inter ; national trade and facilitate exchange. "5. Extension of Federal credit to the j States to provide unemployment relief wherever the diminishing resources of 1 the States make it impossible for them to provide for the needy; expansion cf the Federal progrsm of necessary and useful construction affected with a pub I lie interest, such as flood control and j waterways, Including the St. Lawrence i Great Lakes deep waterways; the spread j of employment by a substantial reduc I tlon in the hcurs of labor, the encour agement of the shorter week by apply ing that principle in Government service; advance planning of public works. 6. Unemployment and old age insur ance, under State laws. 7. For the restoration of agriculture, the Nation's basic industry; better financing of farm mortgages through ι reorganized farm bank agencies at low rates of interedji on an amortization plan, giving preference to credits for the redemption of ίετπκ and fccsir; r~'-d j I under foreclosure; extension and devel- ' opment of the farm co-cperaUvemove ment and effective control of crop surpluses so that our farmers may have the full bsneflt of the domestic market, enactment of every constitutional meas ure that will aid the farmers to receive for basic farm commodities, prices excess of cost. Calls for Repeal. 8 A Navy and an Army adequate for national defense, based on a survey of all facts affecting the existing estab lishments, that the people in time of peace may not be burdened by ex penditure fast approaching a billion dollars annually. 9. Strict and impartial enforcement ot the anti-trust laws to prevent monop oly and unfair trade practices, and re vision thereof for the better protectlon of labor and the small contributor . the removal of Government from aU fle.ds of private enterprise, except where nec essary to develop public works and nat ural resources in the comnion interest Conservation development and use of the Nation's water power in the public in We favor the repeal of the eighteenth , amTondemffenct such repeal, we demand i that the Congress Immediately propose a Constitutional amendment to purely representative conventions in the States , called to act solely on that Pr°P°s^ We urge the enactment of sucn measures by the several SUtes as um , actually promote temperance, effective ι Ty prevent the return of the saloon and bring the liquor traffic nto the open under complete supervision and con trol by the States. Would Protect States. We demand that the Federal ernment effectively exerciM its power to enable the States to efTectual y pro | tect themselves against importation ol intoxicating liquors in violation of their Pendne repeal, we favor Immediate modification of the Volstead act to legalize the manufacture and sale 01 beer and other beverages of such alco holic content as is permissible under the Constitution and to provide there from a proper and needed revenue „ 10. Protection of the investing public bv requiring to be filed with the Gov ernment and carried in advertisements of all offerings of foreign and domestic stocks and bonds true information as to bonuses, commissions, principal in vested and interests of sellers Regulation to ths full extent of the Federal power of: ia) Holding companies which sell se- ; curities in interstate commerce. ι b ι Rates of utility companies oper ating across State lines. <c> Exchange trading in securities and commodities. Bank Depositors Aid. 11 Quicker methods of realizing on assets for the relief of depositors of sus- ! oended banks and a more rigid supervi sion of national banks for the protec tion of depositors and the prevention of the use cf their moneys in speculation to the detriment of local credits. The severance of affiliated securities companies and the divorce of the in vestment banking from commercial banks; and further restriction of .Fed- ! eral Reserve banks in Permitting the use of Federal Reserve facilities for . speculative pu^pmea£Ure of justice and ; generosity for all war veterans who | have suffered disability or disease caused by or resulting from actual serv ice in time of war, and for their de ^n^A flrm foreign policy including: Peace with all the world and the settle ment of international disputes b> arb'" tration· no interference in the Interna tional affairs of other nations: the sanc tity of treaties, and the maintenance of good faith and of good will in ftaanclal obligations: adherence to the World Court with the pending reservations, the pact of Paris abolishing war as an instrument of national P°Hcy. to be made effective by provisions for consul tation and conference in case Of threat ened violation of treaties; International agreement for reduction of armaments, and co-operatlon with nations of the Western hemisphere to maintain the spirit of the Monroe Doctrine. Oppose Debt Cancellation*. We oppose cancellation of the debts owing to the United States by foreign "^"w-rad-acs fc- th- - Tp?:.:·*; ultiifBt» stat'hnod for Po- - »»«·ο: the employment or American citizens In the operation of the Panama Canal. 15. Simplification of legal procedure and reorganization of the judicial sys tem to make the attainment of justice speedy, certain and at less cost. 16. Continuous publicity of political contributions and expenditures, strength- ! enlng of the corrupt practices act. and severe penalties for misappropriation of campaign funds. We condemn: 1. The improper and excessive use of money in political activities. 2. Paid lobbies of special interests to Influence members of Congress and other public servants by personal con tact. 3. Action and utterances of high public officials designed to Influence stock exchange prices. 4. The open and covert resistance of administrative officials to every effort made by congressional committees to curtail the extra·, agant expenditures of the Government, and to revoke im provident subsidies granted to favored interests. Farm Board Hit. 5. The extravagance of the Farm Board, its disastrous action which made the Government a speculator in farm products, and the unsound policy of restricting agricultural production to the demands of domestic markets. 6. The usurpation of power by the State Department in assuming to pass upon foreign securities offered by in ternational bankers as a result of which billions of dollars £ questionable bonds have been sold to the public upon the Implied approval of the Federal Gov ernment. 7. The Hawley-Smoot tariff law. the prohibitive rates of which have resulted in retaliatory action by more than 40 countries, created international eco nomic hostilities, destroyed interna tional trade, driven our factories into foreign countries, robbed the American farmer of his foreign markets and in creased his cost of production. Conclusion—To accomplish these pur pases and to recover economic liberty we pledge the nominees of this conven tion and the best effort of a great party whose founder announced the doctrine which guides us now, in the hour of our country's need—"Equal right to all, special privileges to none." ARMY AND NAVY CLUB BRIDGE PLAYERS WIN Awarded Gold Trophy in Inter- ! Club Duplicate Contest at Shoreham Hotel. The bridge team representing the Army and Navy Club last night was awarded the gold trophy significant ci first prize in the Washington Interclub Duplicate Bridge contest, held at the ; Shoreham Hotel. The team, of which j W. R. Coe, F. W. Hoover, H. Muncas ter and Tom Hamlin are members, scored 19 out of a possible 30-match points. Each member was presented a | gold replica of the large cup. The winning team was one of four teams which qualified,'in the prelimi nary rounds Tuesday night, for the playoff. The others, with their last night's scores, were Washington Golf and Country Club, 161/2 out of a pos sible 30 points: Columbia Country Club, 14, and National Press Club. 10Vi. Six teen teams entered the qualifying round, representing eight clubs. The contest was under the supervis- j ion of A. P. Stockvis. Washington rep resentative for Ely Culbertson. ROBERT J. BOYD RITES TO BE HELD TOMORROW Native of Marlboro, Mass., Came Here as Child to Make Cap ital His Lifetime Home. Robert J Boyd, 71, an employe of the firm of William Ballantyne & Sons here for 54 years, died yesterday at his home, 1360 Parkwood place. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. to morrow from Gunton Temple Church, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Born in Marlboro, Mass., Mr. Boyd came here as a child with his foster mother, Mrs. Fannie M. Thayer. When 17 he entered the Ballantyne firm and served there until his death. He was married in 1886 to Hattie Daniels. For many years he was prominent in the affairs of Unity Church, which later became Gunton Temple Memorial Presbyterian Church, which he served as treasurer for 25 years and as a trustee ίο» about 20 years. He is S7»vived by his widow and two con*. J. Reginald Boyd and Ralph Daniels Boyd. DELEGATES "ALL IN" AS SESSION ENDS iush to Bed, Too Tired and Sleepy to Make Fuss Over Day's Events. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, June 30.—After working Its cumbersome unwieldly way to a ; smashing climax vote for repeal of j :onstltutional prohibition, the Demo-, :ratic National Convention needed a ■est, badly. For several hours yesterday It fiddled ilong with an impromptu vaudeville ; jerfcrmance while it waited for the j Platform Committee to report. Giving up finally. It went to dinner md came back before dark to stag·; ι repeal demonstration, hear a thunder >f oratory, see three of its presidential rtidates do their stuff on the speak 'r's stand. It stamped its startllng'y îearty approval on an extreme wet ilank. And it was too tired, sticky and ileepy to make any fuss at all at the înd. It Just gave one shout end headed tor bed before it could bs formally idjourned to meet again at noon. Issue Never in Doubt. For one thing, the issue was never in ierious doubt. From the time its dig- j lifted Platform Committee chairman. 1 'ormer Senator Gilbert Hitchcock of j Nebraska, dropped that first eight-word | •epeal declaration of the revised plank | into waiting eais. anybodf with half in eye could see what was coming. The convention got right up and in Jorsed the declaration there and then. With the exception of a few Southern )r Western States, manv of which later rated heavily for the plank, everybody jot into the parade. A few stunts were contributed, like he Michigander who tried to parade a 'ull growler and succeeded in slopping t over delegates from the Philippines md the Virgin Islands during the j iumbllng tramp around the hall to the ! >rgan strains of "How Dry I Am." When the fuss was over, the oratory ! was turned on in three and a half ; Hours of prohibition debate, despite λ loud chorus of protesting "noes" from hp flnnr Whole Works for Smith. There were many speakers, but for former Gov. A1 Smith of New York, hailed as leader of the fight so soon to χ won, the whole works was turned un. There could be no doubt of the Dlace the 1928 presidential candidate holds In the estimation of a very con siderable number of delegates or In the hearts of the Chicago-filled gal leries. Yet when the Smith parade of State | standards started, only the States com- j mltted to his candidacy joined in. Just : so. when the distinguished-looking Maryland Governor, Albert C. Ritchie, took up the argument for repeal and his Maryland block started a Ritchle for-President show, only the Maryland standard paraded. The New Yorkers, Including Smith, stood up respectfully, but the front row Massachusetts block of Smith support did not even do that. They sat still All of which ma·; prove significant before this long and much split-up convention day ends, possibly with a presidential nominee named. The other presidential aspirant to take the platform was Gov. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray of Oklahoma, talking for his minority report on soldier bonus payments and other matters. The convention accorded him respectful hearing, but was too tired to enthuse. And by common consent everything else was deferred In favor of a bit of sleep. . KENTUCKY VOTES REPEAL THOUGH DELEGATES SPLIT By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, June 30.—Kentucky voted for the straight out repeal and imme diate beer plank early today as a result sf Tuesday's caucus pledging th? dele gation for all majority reports of com- j mittee. "If we can reconsider on this, we can ! rrconsider on every thing else," was the , threat made by M. J. Brennan a dele- j ?ate from Louisville. While a majority j of the delegation was reported to favor j the minority plank there was no call 1 for reconsideration and Gov. Lafloon, ] as chairman, cast the vcte under the ! unit rule. George J. Herold, Newport, and Polk I Lafloon, Covington, were named by Mr Brennan as his chief aides in the suc cessful movement to vote for the repeal ind beer plank. I 1 ITMITHIM AT Λ A.#4» , I WAS Scared foi AMINurCy thank. V fHFAVeN WE HAD ' mi-ANS-//"J 7tW Of all ACUTE INDIGESTION • V//0 strikes late at NIGHT (when dni* etorea are closed). Be saie—be ready wita Ball-ana. Six Bell-ana, Hot water. Sur· Relief. 254 and 714 at all drug store*. 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LUDINGTON AIRLINES NAT 732* OIS 3123 i.iLl^AJU i To NEW YORK by '"SPECIAL DISPATCH 80 minutes^n the a a Wet Plank Vote Convention Approves Out right Repeal by 934% to 213%. Minority Majority Report Report State— Aye No Alabama 21 3 Arizona 6 Arkansas 13 5 California 11 33 Colorado 1 11 Connecticut "4 15% Delaware 4 2 Florida 1 13 3eorgia 28 Idaho 8 Illinois 58 Indiana 30 Iowa 26 Kansas 12 8 Kentucky 26 Liouisiana 3 17 Maine 2 10 Maryland 16 Massachusetts 36 Michigan 38 Minnesota 4 18 Mississippi 20 Missouri 74 284 Montana 8 Nebraska 5 9 Nevada 6 New Hampshire 8 Mew Jersey 32 New Mexico 1 5 Mew York 94 North Carolina 18 8 North Dakota 10 Dhio 2 49 Dklahoma 22 Oregon 3 7 Pennsylvania 76 Rhode Island 10 South Carolina 18 South Dakota 6 4 Tennessee 6 18 Texas 46 [Jtah 8 Virginia 13 11 Washington 14 144 West Virginia 84 7 Wisconsin 26 Wyoming 6 Alaska 6 District of Columbia 6 Hawaii β Philippines 6 Porto Rico β Canal Zone 6 Virgin Islands 2 Totals 313% 934* Earthquake in Ecuador. GUAYAQUIL. Ecuador. June 30 UP). —There was a strong earthquake here iarly today, but the damage wa> slight.