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Unofficial Circles Express
Desire With Russia’s En
trance All but Assured.
Br the Associated Press.
LONDON, August 31.—Hope that
the United States will be the next»ln
line is held in unofficial circles today
with Russia’s entrance into the
League of Nations all but assured.
8wtft action to give the Soviet a
permanent seat at Geneva—on a par
with Great Britain. France and
Italy—is expected when League ses
sions begin next Friday.
Diplomatic quarters recall that old
aspirations of League adherents are
only half-way realized by this step.
The group has held out hope for sev
eral years that when the opportune
time came both the United States
and Russia would join simultane
After early years of the League,
when aversion to the bolshevlst re
gime in some quarters was wearing
away, the world’s two largest non
members were invariably linked as
possible converts. Japan and Ger
many are now the only other major
powers which are not members, and
they resigned.
Informed circles here said they
considered it unlikely Poland would
contest a Russian demand for a seat,
in view of the apparent fact that the
Soviet is now supported by Great
Britain and Italy, as -well as France.
Paris quarters said Russia may be
given the Council seat vacated by
Becomes Deputy Administrator
and Eight-Hand Man to
Maj. Philip B. Fleming, Army engi
neer “loaned" to P. W. A., has assumed
duties as acting deputy administrator
of public works and is now right-hand
man to Secretary Ickes
Executive officer during the past
year, Maj. Fleming succeeds Col.
Henry M. Waite, who resigned some
time ago as deputy administrator to
return to private life. Maj. Fleming
was at one time assigned to the Wash
ington Barracks.
He has had an important career in
the Army and was one of a number of
officers detached from the service and
detailed to P. W. A. when it was start
ed a little over a year ago. His last
Army assignment was at Kansas City
In connection with engineering in the
Mlssourl-Mississippi River sector.
Maj. Fleming has served also at the
Army War College here, and formerly
was senior instructor in military engi
neering at West Point, commanded the
detachment of Engineers at the Mili
tary Academy and was executive officer
of the Army Athletic Association and
graduate manager of athletics.
He was graduated from West Point
In 1911 and was a c Jonel of Engineers
during the World War.
By the Associated Press.
HOLLYWOOD. August 31.—Ralph
Forbes, actor, and his bride. Heather
Angel, British actress, returned to
Hollywood yesterday firmly convinced
there is more fact than fancy In the
saying "love will find a way.”
Bn route to Yuma, Aris., where they
were married by a justice of the peace
Wednesday, the couple’s automobile
Forbes, former husband of Ruth
Cbatterton. and his fiancee “thumbed”
a ride 30 miles to the nearest town
and continued to Yuma by train,
leaving instructions with a garage to
tow In the automobile.
The couple had planned a honey
moon in New Mexico, but picture as
signments prevented this at the last
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anniversary of the signing of the
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League of the District of Columbia
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Maryland Synod at Waynesboro, Pa.,
which opens tomorrow, to continue
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By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, August 31.—The Fed
eral Government undertook today to
break up what it called a monopoly
of music.
In a complaint naming the coun
try’s leading publishers and com
posers of popular music, the Gov
ernment charged a violation of the
Sherman anti-trust act and asked a
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cal and equal basis.”
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tective Association, the Music Dealers’
Service, Inc., and 128 members of
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yesterday by Martin Conboy, Federal
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fendants “have a complete monopoly"
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BOHINSKO LAKE. Yugoslavia, Au
gust 31.—The gracious Princess Marina
of Greece must limit the trousseau of
her wedding to Prince George of Eng
land to modest proportions, informed
circles said today, unless the British
royal family comes to her aid.
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