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PORK BARREL ROLLS
OVER NAVAL BILLS
Southern Democrats Insist
on Slashing Everything
But Home Bacon.
FORCE COSTLY WORK
Charleston Harbor Drydock
Is Put Through Against
Advice of Experts.
PACIFIC JOB IS LOST
Construction Approved by
Navy Men Fails Because !
of Political Trading.
i
i
Special Despatch to Ttrm Naw Yo*k Hbrai.d. 1
New York Herald Bureau. )
TVaehincton. D. C., June 9. [ 1
One of the most glaring examples
of'political "log rolling" for a "pork
barrel extravaganza" has come to light i
In connection with the naval appro- 1
priation bill as House conferees on
the measure continue to inalnt that the
H00.000.000 added by the Senate shall I i
be eliminated.
For weeks before the naval appropriation
bill reached the Senate floor 1
Southern Democrats were insisting: on
slashing naval expenditures, despite ,
claims of Navy Department officials :
that if the navy were to be maintained
In first class fighting: trim more money t
should be appropriated than the $396,?00.000
allowed by the House.
But these Southern Democrats had
forgotten the log rolling abilities of "the
gentlemen from South Carolina" In Con- I
gross. Tn fact. South Carolina has a
historic reputation In this respect. Tt
was "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman who one
day bluntly informed the Senate that he
proposed to see that South.Carolina got
Its share of any Federal swag.
So ine South Carolina Senators got
busy. Tillman during his term of office
obtained large sums for the Port Royal
project. The present Senators had
visions of expending large sums for a
big naval dry dock in the shallow waters
of Charleston harbor. The Senate Naval
.Affairs Committee Inserted In the naval
bill a provision that all work on the
Charleston project should be stopped 1
until 1924, although an appropriation of '
$1,150,000 was made in July 1, 191?. under
the stress of war necessity. f
Then the "log rolling" started, and It {
was effective to an amazing degree. The *
Southern Democratic Senators were canvassed
and before long the "log rollers"
had recruited a good sized force. The
word was passed around that if tbe
prohibition against continued work at
Charleston Harbor were lifted enough 1
votes would bo delivered from the South- '
ern ranks to assure the passage of the '
Increases which the Navy Department
said were Imperatively needed.
The ban was lifted by a vote of forty '
to twenty-eight and the doors of the
Treasury opened to a project that, has '
been denounced as impractical by many '
lilrh n?w Afftppra Tim nam u f
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Th
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V
R. J. REYNOLDS Tob.ro U
Win .ton -fl.I.m, N. C.
faithfully delivered their votes to^*:i
necessary increase*, all their prevlot
opposition having vanished.
The action has caused a storm of pri
test in the House, and it is a clear ct
example of the disposition of some men
bers of Congress to throw to the win<
the opinion of naval officers and the di
mand for economy when appropriatior
for respective districts are at stake. I
recent years opponents of "pork ba
rels" have claimed that they have b<
come historic relics, but the recent ai
tion seems to indicate that not all "pot
barrels" are in "museums."
It was Josephus Daniels, from ti
adjoining State of North Carolina, wl
took advantage of war conditions
start the Charleston project. In 1918 1
insisted that the necessity existed for
big naval dry dock at Charleston. A
appropriation 01 i. i ou.uuu was iougi
bitterly In the House as a pork barr
extravagance, but it was passed whe
Southeru Democrats charged that the oj
ponents wen seeking to obstruct the A<
ministration's conduct of tli war.
At that time it was charged and a<
mltted bj naval office's that the site <
the dry dock would be several hundrc
feet from deep water and that a huj
h mount of dredging would be necessar
In fact, It was claimed that the dry dot
was to be built on a South Carolln
farm.
Referring to the Charleston project,
prominent Republican leader of th
House stated that there was not enoug
water around the site "to float a duck
As a usual consequence of "log rol
Ing" projects considered imperative b
the Navy Department suffered becauf
pf the reputation of South Carolln
members in this work. Backed by a
Almost unanimous opinion or naval o
fleers. the Senate Navat Affairs Con
mittes included in the bill an approprii
tiort of $1,500,000 to start work on tl
big Pacific coast naval base at All
medo, Cal.
The base is regarded as sorely needei
since much of the fleet lias been tran
ferred to the Pacific and with the prol
ability that more big vessels will be sei
to these waters.
But apparently the "log rolling" abi
Ity of the Pacific coast was dcfieien
Out went the appropriation for Alt
meda, but the work of bringing tl
Atlantic Ocean up to the propose
Charleston dry dock is to go on as mei
rily as its supporters "rolled the logs."
BATTLESHIPS DROPPED
IN FRENCH NAVAL PLAi
Submarines and Airplanes fc
Coast Defence Favored.
!'i/ the Associated Press.
Paris, June 9.?In presenting Prance
lava! construction programme for tl
text tnree years uepuiy raui uenis
thalrman of tlie Navy Commission, at
rocated the virtual abandonment of tl
puildlng of battleships and butt
truisers and intensification of construe
ion of submarines, torpedo boats, dt
itroyers atid airplane carrying shifts.
The programme provides for the cot
itructton of six light cruisers, tweb
Jestroyers, twelve torpedo boats an
:hirty-six submarines at an approxhnat
:ost of 1,416,000.000 francs. M. Denis
isked the Chamber to vote for the trans
orming of five uncompleted battleship
nto airplane mother ships.
M. Denine pointed out that Franc
is a pacific nation needed a navy fe
toast defence, not warships for offensiv
ictlon.
TULSA GRAND JURY PICKED.
Tui.sa, Okla., June 9.?A Grand Jur
>rdered by District Judge Valjean Bic
ilson to conduct an inquiry Into tl
ace troubles here last week in whic
:en whites and twenty-tour negrot
jvete killed, was obtained to-day an
immediately sworn in.
The Grand Jury is headed by C. ;
2fc?ud, a Tulsa business man, and 'r
personnel includes a minister, a. barbr
i banker, ses-eral business men and
etired farmer.
The Camel idea \
expert Camel blend t
That Camel blend
hits just the right s]
ness and> fragrance!
The first time I f
for me. I knew th<
in the world, at any
Nobody can tell me
i
THE
: GROKER SUIT FAILS
i TO BE SENT TO M)
?18
i" Son's Lawyer Makes Conces
sion Leaving No Question
of Fact Involved.
\f. ______
DECISION TO BE ON BRIEF:
ie
a
n
it Action Involves Father's Sal
n of Stock Which, It Ts Al3
legfed, He Did Not Own.
i- _
^ Testifying In his own behalf In a = ul
fe in the City Court brought by his eldes
y. son, Richard Croker, former leader o
'k Tammany Hall, declared yesterday tha
he had once trusted that son Implicit!
a because he had "brought him up to be
ie help in my old age."
h "If my foresight was as good as m
hindsight." the ex-cniertam aoaeu.
! would not be involved in these suit
y to-day."
,e As far as the case was concerned?I
a was a suit to recover the value of forty
11 nine shares of Wabash Railroad stoe
* which the son asserted he gave th
' father by mistake in 1916?the test
l_ rnony of Mr. Croker and of all the othf
>e witnesses went for naught. When a
l" the evidence was In Max D. Steue
counsel for the younger Croker. made
concession which left no question of fac
s* for a jury to determine and there r(
malned only a point of la >v. which Tin
tice Meyers, who presides, iviu deck!
upon briefs to be submitted on June 2'
'* The jury accordingly was dismissed.
Mr. Croker. wlio told the jury that h
l" would be 80 years old on Novembsr :
ie next, was positive that he had neve
f' received any letters from his son d>
r- .? - -1.? It... mi,. r\f tlir, fortv-nin
nmiitiiiiK ? - -- ?
shares.
Mrs. Croker. who testified that st
opened and took care of much of hf
husband's mall, also was sure no lette
V demanding; the stock had come. Mn
Richard Croker, Jr., also was a wil
uess. She said she had called on th
ir alder Croker at th) Hotel Savoy aft*
the suit. started and asked him to settl
the suit out of court. "Don't have nn\
thing to do with it. daddy," she said th
Chief's wife interrupted, "let it so int
's cpen court."
ie On cross-examination by Haiol
Nathan. Mr. Crolor's counsel, Mi.
E' Croker. Jr.. said she had joined in ill
I- Florida action to have the ex-boss -h
le ciared incompetent "because of he
le frier-ship Cor him." It was for his on
good, she declared, that she mad? affi
s- davits that he was incapable of carrying
on a sustained conversation or o
i- I understanding and attending to his buti
,fi | ness.
d j Til the argument that followed th
j testimony M teuer.sald he would admi
,e for the pin ose of this particular ess
... only, that the elder Croker had n
|g knowledge at the time he disposed of th
Wabash stock that his son claimed an
p part of it. Tills left nothing of the eas
It' I *
l(j Oroker's sale of the stock under sue
circumstances amounted to "conversion,
on which the suit was based.
Mr. Croker and his wife went to Cit
Hall after the close of the case to ca!
on Mayor Hylan, but the Mayor wa
y absent from his office.
le ELY NEUMANN APPOINTED.
^ Ely Neumann, formerly assistan
^ counsel t<*t the old Public Service Com
mission, has been appointed by Mayo
Hylan as a member of the New Yor
City Parole Commission, succeedin
ts Frank A Ixsrd, resigned, for an unex
r- pired term fcf six years at a salary o
* $5,500 a year.
is in my i
wasn't born then. It v
hat revolutionized cigar<
of choice Turkish and E
pot. It gives Camels si
smoked Camels I knew
ey were the smoothest,
price.
5 anything different.
NEW YORK HERALD,
AUTOMOBILES KILL I
! TWO IN BROADWAY
- Mi?s Dunn and Mrs. Buckley,
Bun Down by Cars in Crossing
the Street.
3 DRIVERS ARE ARRESTED1
e Two Men TTnrt Seriously in!
Capsizing of Motor in
Eijrhtli Avenup.
T Mf!>s Julia P. Dunn of PCS West 170th
!t street was killed by an automobile laat i
night while crossing Broadway at 166th j
' street. The motor caught her clothing
and dragged her ten feet before James j
a Baldalare of Yonkers, who was driving !
the car, could atop It. The woman was j
j found unconscious In the street by Pa- j
i trolman Mclaughlin of the West 177th |
street station, who sent her to Oolumlt
bus Hospital, where physicians said she
' was dead. Baldalare was arrested,
charged with homicide.
A few minutes after Miss Dunn was
I killed an automobile driven by Edward
P. Gallagher of 212 West SeventyII
eighth street struck Mrs. Margaret
r> Buckley of 1786 Amsterdam avenue as
a she was crossing Broadway at 153d
:t street. Both her thighs wrre fractured
5" and she suffered Internal Injuries. She
was sent to Columbus Hospital by
Patrolman Walsh of the West 152d
" street station, who arrested Gallagher |
on a. charge of felonious assault.
** Richard Franklin and Harry Cronln.
' both of 2173 Third avenue, The Bronx.
were seriously hurt last night when an
" automobile in which they were riding
0 turned over in Bighth avenue at 121st
street. Both men were hadly cut about
'e the head and have internal Injuries
'' The car was owned by Albert Oelier of
1 1846 Union court. The Bronx, a stepson
^ of Franklin, and was driven by John
White of 160 Paynter avenue. Bong
Island City, who was only slightly hurt
1 and was able to go home after his injuries
had been dressed by ambulance
surgeons. The police say Uiait the
v. recking: of the car was caused Try thr
' blowing out of a tire just as another
; ltitomobile passed in front of Geller's
, oar.
FAVORS EIGHT JURORS'
VOTES'FOR A VERDICT
Ex-City Judge Makes Suggestion
for Constitution.
* Cutting the vote from unanimous to
^ two-thirds for a Jury verdict was aug0
grated by James P. Allen, former City
0 Court Judge, at the first meeting of the
y executive committee of the Judiciary j
e Article Constitutions) Convention of 1921 I
_ hold yesterday at the Bar Association, j
h William D. Guthrie presided.
' His suggestion, Mr. Alien said, would ]
obviate countless delays in the meting ;
r?n* nf liiefipp Of r?mir*p hp o/ldpH hft
y ? ?
II would not do away with a unanimous
s vote in murder cases. He furthermore
augmented limiting exemptions from Jury
to medical men In sotlve practloe.
Suggestions were made that the retirement
age for" Judges be increased, that
t pensions bo. provided for them and that
- their salaries be fixed by the constltur
tion.
k Surrogates Koley of Manhattan and
g Wingate of Brooklyn appeared to oppose
- a suggestion that Surrogate courts be
t consolidated with the Supreme Court.
The next meeting will be on June 23. I
ifkto
fit
till i T
If I'll \K 1
? IPLk.
teiI'StSi
i, lii
:igarette
day_
ras the exclusive
stte smoking.
domestic tobaccos
ich mellow mildthey
were made
, finest cigarette
il
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1
HUGE FRAUD CHARGED
ON SHOESTRING BASIS
P. S. Lane Alleged to Have
Run Bad Check Into $40,000.
A request for $50,000 ball was made
yesterday by Henry Goodman. Assistant
District Attorney, In the case of
Payaon 8. Dane, charged with passing
a worthless check for $100 at the Hotel
Pennsylvania, and suspected of having
obtained between $40,000 and $60,000 from
tire concerns by fraudulent means.
He started business on a check for
a substantial amount, which, it was
alUtre/l Vta f^anr.altn,^ In ?ho TTIfQt \'.1 -
tional Rank of Rockvtlle Centre. This
check was drawn on a bank In St.
Louis, but It took about eight days
for It to go to St. I.ouls and return.
The check was worthless, It was said,
but Lane worked fast. Using the bapk
reference, he obtained an order for a
quantity of tires and accepted a note
for $12,000 from the Deschanel Corporation
of 00 West street.
Using the note, he obtained the tires
from the AJax Tire Company, but then,
according to Detective Scheuing. tried
to stretch the shoestring further by
disposing of the tires elsewhere than
Ic the Deschanel Corporation. Lane
said he lived at 63'! Fifteenth street,
Erooklyn. Magistrate Ten Eyck in
Jefferson Market Court fixed bail at
$10,000 for a hearing Saturday.
The
U. S. ROYA
? A famous tire?afamot
edged among motorist
as the world's foremosi
tire building. Always d
repeated economy, ti
season after season,
the side-walls is regii
mark in the U. S. Pat
Bio 1
no o:
then
most
A.V Jfc. t?UW.C>SC
are proudest <
country have t
up on the best
merchandise i
price.
Today the tn
perience is mal
felt in the tire
in everything <
The quality i
the American
bearing weight
As it always
* *
On May li
there were 36*
dealers selling
States Royal
Tires than a y<
There migh
number of t
why. Reputati
Unit
United!
~ H
Herald <
mercial a
.m.
discount
ne excep
nan who
the retail mand. Quality,
s that we dealing. Stable
>f in this All these c<
>een built course. But of
: standard importance jus
at a fair the dealers' rep
of "discount"
iith of ex- of doing busine
king itself These men ar<
; trade as the public min
else. are no longei
Instinct i n merely to sell "d
public is ?'"so much ofl
tire, so much
that."
does. They are selli
service?a. tang
st, 1921, qua tire at a
Vo more p???
United qAs people
or ererywhe
ear ago. y
t be a United State
easons 3TC Good 1
on. De- ?
ad St a
States |H I
Tire Branch, Broadway
lilted Advertisement
are productive of
ind domestic help. \
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JUNE
MONTH OF DREAMS'
AND ANNIVERSARIES
) express its finer sympa
> most delicate sentixr
Qlth 'flow
Sunny dayi a
_ mean an ahum
v4LLJ6D FLORIST T
s
ts beft
t
talks
Square- thatmoi
policy. delivers
ount of Is charge
: greater
t now is ^ u
udiation u g R
methods cannot |
:ss* its phy
e reading alone,
d. They You
witling from till
iscounts" A ,
F on this A..P?'
off on quaUtl
merchai
tempore
a *re reality c
,blf' f.ar stead of
net price
^ aiscow
m 4 nnf_
i ne
say son, f
re many
owne
is Tires other
Ires Royal
,i T I stands
ites"
Rubber ?
} at 58th Street
is in The A
the best kind
Telephone Chel
(
* 7
nd. long hours JfC
icance of blooms. MS
KADeS ^ASSOCIATION pi
i
addle
diem
re often than not
in excess of what
id for it.
?
iadership of the
oyal Cord Tire
be explained on
sical qualities
mnot separate it
j policy behind it.
licy insistent on
first?on sound
idising as against
iry appeal?on a
){ tire worth inart
unreality of
? ? 1/
*ii iaiK.
outstanding rea>erhaps,
why so
thousands of car
rs measure all
tires by U. S.
Cords as the
trd tire to go by,
fires
lompany
i
Jew York
of comIsea
4000.

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