National Guard Eager
To Heed U. 5. Call,
Says Gen. Williams
Declaration Comes as
Status in Relation to
Defense Is Discussed
The National Guard has expressed
"the eager desire” to join the serv
ice of the Federal Government, Maj.
Gen. John F. Williams, chief of the
National Guard Bureau, reported
yesterday to the War Department.
The report came at a time when
considerable controversy has arisen
on the future status of the Guard in
relation to the ever-growing national
Recently, President Roosevelt ex
pressed a desire that proper legis
lation or authority be obtained to
give the Chief Executive power to
call on the National Guardsmen.
Generals Write In.
Gen. Williams said commanding
generals of 22 National Guard units,
State adjutant generals, and many
regiment commanders had written
in saying their organizations were
ready for Federal service.
‘•Without exception these com
munications voiced the willingness,
the eager desire of the National
Guard as a whole to enter the serv
ice of the United States and fulfill
the fundamental purpose of tha
Guard under the laws and tradi
tions of this country,” Gen. Wil
It was pointed out proper author
ity would make possible the return
of Regular Army forces from over
seas possessions. The Guardsmen
then could be located at such places
ns the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico,
and Panama, as well as Alaska,
Hawaii and the Philippines.
Called Well Equipped.
The Guard spokesmen reported: “I
wish to say most honestly and em
phatically that the National Guard
is in a state of excellent morale:
that it is better equipped for all
initial purposes of intensive train
ing than it has ever been in the
peacetime history of our Nation,
and that it stands ready, eager and
willing to enter into the service of
the United States today, tomorrow,
or at any time the President of the
United States sees fit to issue a call
Under he present program the
Guard this summer will have 21 days
of field training and 48 additional
hours of armory drill. In addition
these citizen soldiers have volun
teered in many cases and received
additional training without compen
The Guard as a component of the
Regular Army during Army ma
neuvers this fall will receive in
tensive basic and Held training.
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lnation of the Willkie-McNary
Party regularity has been a dom
inant influence in Mr. Farley's
political career and the double mo
tive of maintaining a solid ad
ministration front in the coming
month of national mobilzation and
of presenting the strongest possible
campaign combination against the
ELMIRA, N, Y—RAN OUT OF LAND—Chester J. Decker of Glen
Rock, N. J., who was forced to stop at Captree State Park in
Long Island to keep from being carried out to sea in his glider.
He had flown 230 miles from Elmira in the national soaring
contest. —Wide World Photo.
Republicans may keep the chairman
in the role he has filled so efficiently.
Wants More Consideration.
On the other hand, it has been
an open secret that the New Yorker
has felt himself entitled to greater
consideration from his chief—that
he feels he has served long enough
in a secondary capacity and that
i his own presidential ambitions are
deserving of an open trial. If this
reasoning should prevail, Mr. Farley
may be planning his resignation
from the cabinet post and perhaps
from the committee chairmanship
before the convention meets.
While he is coming here from
New York, Mr. Farley has been in
Chicago for several days directing
arrangements in advance of the
Secretary of Commerce Hopkins,
one of the President's closest ad
visers and confidants, also has been
in Chicago during the last few days
and was expected to arrive in Hyde
Park tonight for the remainder of
the week end.
Involved in No Deal
For Club/ Cox Is Quoted
NEW YORK. July 6 i/P).—Former
Gov. James M. Cox of Ohio was
named as the principal backer of
Postmaster General Farley in the
plan to purchase the Yankee base
ball empire reported by the New
York Times tonight, but the As
sociated Press quoted Mr. Cox in
Dayton as saying he was “in no way
involved in any deal concerning the
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Mr. Cox, it was recalled, denied a
month ago he would purchase the
The newspaper said the price was
to be between $3,500,000 and $4,000,
000. A spokesman for the Jacob
Ruppert estate which owns the club
said no person in a position to buy
ever had sat down and talked busi
ness with him.
The Times said it had “definite
knowledge” of Mr. Farley's inten
tion to retire from the chairman
ship of his party, but added the in
formation did not come directly
from the cabinet member.
Mr. Farley, who returned today
from Chicago, was not available for
New Material for Shoes
Japan will begin soon large-scale |
production of trim and durable
shoes made from sharkskin and
whale hide, having perfected a se
cret new tanning process. 1
D. A. R. Cabin Dedicated
At Boysr Club Camp
A cabin built by the District D. *A.
R. Junior American Citizens’ Com
mittee at the camp of the Boys’
Club of Washington, located at
Mount Victoria, Md., and erected in
honor of Miss Lillian Chenoweth,
immediate past State regent of the
District Daughters, was dedicated
The cabin, built at a cost of $350,
was presented to the camp by Miss
Chenoweth, under whose adminis*
tration plans for its construction
were initiated, after Mrs. Harry C.
Oberholser, State regent, had turned
it over to her. Sidney Hechinger,
vice president of the club, accepted
A bronze tablet, given by the
Daughters, and a wooden plaque,
made by the boys, both bearing the
inscription, “Chenoweth Cabin,”
were dedicated at the same time.
The youngsters presented a pro
gram of singing following the cere
mony. The boys are supervised by
Charles M. Fyfe, director of the
Boys’ Club, and Arthur Fyfe, di
rector of the camp.
Among those present for the dedi
cation were Miss Elizabeth Barnes,
national vice chairman of the Junior
American Citizens’ Committee: Mrs.
Russell Stine, State chairman, and
Mrs. William Henry Wagner, past
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