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_ WEATHER
For this section—Cloudy today; !
tomorrow fair and colder; moder- i
■I , , ate winds, becoming fresh west
Oldest Daily Newspaper in the and northwest
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U. S. Anxiously Waiis !
Developments In The j
European Disagreement
May Issue Opinion if Mat
ters Show no Improve
ment
TO REMOVE TROOPS
Harding, Harvey and
Hughes Set Heads To
ether for Action
(Bv ( nlted Preiw.l
Washington, Jan. 8,-W.th France
apparently hnving succeeded in shunt
ing aside the American proposal for
ti settlement of the reparations ques
tion, the United States Government
todav anxiously watched develop
ments in the crisis abroad that any
minute may lot loose turmoil and
bloodshed in Europe again.
Despite the fact that this Gov
ernment believed it was doing all it
could under the circumstances in an
nouncing recently its program to re
lieve the situation in Europtv—the
plan for a conference or commission
to recommend a German reparations
figure, with the hope that a loan
•hen could be forthcoming to Ger
n anv. and for more leniency in the
collection of the Allied debt—; it is
thought almost certain that if mat
ter-: get very much worse m Europe,
the United States will state its opin
ion in some further way.
President Harding, Secretary of
State Hughes and American Ambas
sador to England George Harvey to
day were considering the neeu resolu
tion by which the Senate declared
that the American troops of occupa
tion on the Rhine should be with
drawn. . , . , .
While nothing is yet understood to
be decided, the indications are that
the Administration will prefer to
await an actual advance by France
into the Ruhr before withdrawing the
United States forces from the Rhine.
Should France go into the Ruhr, it
is almost certain that the American
soldier* would be evacuated immedia
tely, as' an indication that this Gov
eminent does not sanction suer a I
Ambassador Haney, here for con- j
sultation with the Administration on
the European situation, will advise
the President and Secretary Hughes
concerning the question of mainten
ance of the troops on the Rhine, it
is significant that Harvey is under
stood to bo strongly opposed to r ranee
advancing into the Ruhr.
Will Secretary Hughes force the
issue of the American suggestion far
an expert recommendation of a 10
parations sum in the face of the
French antagonism to the plan . Dip
lomatic circles here are asking.
Hughes is known to have been as
sured that, all the other countries con
cerned are agreeable to the plan ex
cept France, and he could call for a
definite show-down from France by
issuing a formal invitation for the
conference or commission of econo
mic and financial experts. Such a
course, however, is believed ot be
doubtful. , „
But what else will the United States
do, and especially if the situation in
Europe becomes worse? Observers
here further ask. The answer can
not be given now, but it is remark
ed here that the exact reason for the
recall of Ambassador Harvey to
Washington have never been given.
The senate, like the state depart
ment, will maintain a watchful at
titude on this week s aeve.op
abroad, but there is little likelihood
that any further efforts will be made
to formulate this government s pol
So strong is the feeling in the sen
ate that the United States ought to
k -,»p dear out of the European mud
dle until France either acts or backs
down, that if Mr. Harding were to
ask authority to intervene in any
way. it ^ doubtful whether he would
get it, unless he could assure the sen
ate not onlv that such intervention
stood a good chance of success. Dut
also that it would not permanently
entangle the United States.
The moral effect upon trance of
the senate's action on withdrawal of
American troops was counted on by
■ 'me senators to be tremendous.
Others, however, said the French are
steeled against what they term the
"desertion" of their former allies
and associates.
In this connection Senator Borah
toduv made public a letter from !’•
R. Noyes, former American member
of the Rhineland High Commission,
in which Noyes criticised conduct of
some troops under Gen. Allen’s com
mand, and said all American units
"We will not attend European con
ought to be at once withdrawn,
ferences for fear of entanglements."
Noyes wrote “yet we leave American
troops entangled with the French
army at the very spot where that
army has repeatedly threatened to
start more war.”
Noyes said there are more French
troops under Gen. Allen's command
than Americans.
Bible Thought for Today
Blessed is the man that en
dureth tempratiem. for when
he is tried he shall receive
the crown of life. James 1, vd
! HARDING SEEKS j
CABINET IVAN
Hoover too “W rapped up” i in His j
Work—John Hays Hammond
Mentioned For Job.
By Isaac Cregjf)
Washington, Jan. 8.- -President j
Harding is finding it a di 'i ult task ,
to find some one capable of i iing
the position of Secretary of tiHj lmot- j
ior, to succeed Albert B. fall, when j
the latter retires from office on’^
March 4. I
With the announcement Saturday ■,
bv the President that Herbert Hoo- ,
ver, Secretary of Commerce will not,,
accept the transfer from t. e oead ,
of the Commerce Department to that ]
of the Department of Interior con-, j
siderable speculation is center 1 on ,
the names of several prospective m m
It was explained in declining the ^
offer to be transferred to remain at, ■
his present post in order that certain j}
activities mapped out. by him might _
be successfully concluded. j
It was further explained that at
the time the President offered the
Commerce portfolio to Mr. Hoover
i just prior to the former’s inaugur a- >
tion. Hoover accepted the tender <
. _ha WAS l
i WHIl tUV aiHiwuiivv...*..* , ' . .4
determired to make the Department ;
'of Commerce a “real Commerce De-,1
partment.” It was stated at the t
White House following the cooler- i
cnee between the President and M*. it
Hoover that the latter recalled this ;
statement to President Harding n?m i <■
declared that he was of the same i \
mind and determination today anil,
did not wish to be transferred to .
the Interior Department. . r
The official announcement vrom
the White House sets at rest all.,
speculation regarding the possibility (
of Mr. Hoover being chosen as bee-, j
retary Fall’s successor. He has been (
persistently mentioned ir. this con
iV-c*ion bv the unofflial Cabinet inak- ,
ers since the announcement of bee- 'J
retarhv Fall’s retirement next March
With the elimination of Secretary
Hoover from the list of possibi’ties
speculation is now centered chieily $
upon the name of John Hays Ham
itiond. Chairman of Presment Hard- 1
ing’s Coal Fact Finding Commission.
Friends and associates of RenrescR
tative Frank W. Mondell, of \.vom-'
ing. whose long service in the Mouse ,
expires March 4, are also exci ting
every influence to have !v.m appoint
ed as the successor to Secretary
Fall. It is not thought like y, how- i
ever, that the President will ‘'ak» UP
his mind about Secretary rails ^
successor for some time.
No reports have been received at^'
the State Department wi»'i reference^
to the reparations situation nor .ur e ;
anv indications been f)/ . hcomwig
an>- of the Allied governments us to
their attitude concerning the sugges- 1
tions which have been sent out by]
the United States with regard to ,
the appointment of ar international |
commission of economic and financial
experts to handle the reparations
Question in case of the failure on the ■
part of lhe European nations to
apree upon a plan of settlement. ; (
u was switvu -j—.—
expects some developments m the :
situation between now and January ,
15. the date on which the next ropa-,
rations payment from Germany falls
due. There is no Mkelihood. however, j
according to official advices, that
Germanv will be aide to meet he.
payment on this date. In such event,
the threat of France to start a
movement into the Ruhr Valley is ;
being watched with the « eepest in
tcrest bv American officials.
If such a contingency should arise
the attitude of this government with
respect the 1.000 American troons |
now on the Fhine would have to he ;
detremined. It was declare,! that no)
orders wF^tev**1 have been issued .
from the War Department with res-|
poet to the Rhine troons to Mamr
TTenrx- T Allen, in command ol the
Amencan force there nr-1 tha* there ,
Vr.s been no change >n the situation
,o far ss the American troons ore
concerned. The whole matter do- ,
pends upon the developments 'jh-h
looked for between now and the
date fixed for the meet mg of th« j
next remrations navment from Ger
mane In the meantime, the Amer
ican Government is playing a waiting
game.
'TRIPIF.T CALVES ARE HORN AT
i CENTREVILLE
Centreville. Md.. Jan. h.—The
stork paid a visit to the farm ol fc.
H Jester, near Centreville, and pre
sented triplets to one of the prize
bovines of the Jester dairy herd . All
three of the calves were perfectly
formd and appealed healthy, but two
died One member of the trio still
survives and gives even’ indication of
being a hale, hearty and ne-marent
member of the datrv household. The
same cow gave birth to twirs last
January. Nmnerious dairymen state
that this is the first instance of trip-'
lets bom to a cow of which they haw
(aver heard.
SYSTEM FOR
Garbage And Trash Being
Removed Under New
Pkn
ENCOUNTER DELAY
Drivers Find Householders Fail to
Comply With Law Requiring Gar
bage and Ashes to be Placed in
Cans iu Alley or in Front of
House.
The new system for collecting
rarbage and ashes was launched today
>y the city manager. This morning
vas given over to the collection of
rarbage. Seven horses and carts
ire engaged in the task in addition
0 the former horses and carts that
lave engaged in the work. The work
s under the direction of Supt. Hay
vood Durrer.
Considerable of the time of the
[rivers was consumed in going into
-aids and getting the garbage. The
itv manager desires that all persons
laving alleys place the garbage in
1 can outside of the gate or those not
laving alleys place the metallic recep
acle in front of their houses on the
urb line.
Just as soon as this is nccomplish
d it will greatly facilitate the work
,nd result in a speedy and satisfac
orv service to the householders and
t is the purpose of the ctty autnori
ies hereafter to sec* that this law
s complied with, otherwise the gar
age and ashes will not be removed.
Outside of the foregoing delay the
ervice is said to be working very sat
sfactory and the city manager ex
iressed satisfaction over the results
ccomplished bv the new force up to
ioon today.
As heretofore stated, it is the pur
est* of the city manager to keep the
Id horses and carts moving this week
n order to effect a general clean up
f the city.
MRS. T. G. WINTER
PROMISES PRESENCE
Final arrangements for the sub
cription dinner of the General reu
ration of Women's (lubs, at t ie
Vestminster Building, tonight at six
hirty o'clock, are complete.
Miss Helen Norris Cummings an
lounces that the name of Mrs. Fran
es Witley, of Iowa, National Ohair
nan for the Conservation of Public
>arics, has been added to the list oi
Mrs. Edward Franklin White, of
ndianapolis, Indiana, National Chaii
nan of Legislation, will make an
iddress, in the place of Mrs. Beny,
<f California. „ ...
It is the hope of the Committee
hat Mrs. Thomas G. Winter, Na
ioral President of the General Fed
>rat ion of Women’s Clubs, will be
iresent for at least a short time
onight, to speak a few words to the
-ompany. Mrs. Winter will pass
hrough Alexandria, en route from
Richmond, and if there is no delay
n the train schedule, will be enable
o spend an hour in Aloxanria be foie
be close of the dinner.
n„ will sinir.
‘Carry Me Back to 01.1 Virginnv.” at
the dose of the dinner and will lead
he singing of “My Coutnry ’Tis of
rhee.” ,.
The committee announces the dis
posal of more than two hundred
tickets. , _
Miss Janet Richards will he among
ho distinguished guests at tonight s
linner.
U. 1). C. PROTESTS BOOK
Fredericksburg, Va., Jan. 8. Fred
'ricksburg Chapter, United Daughters
>f the Confederacy, has forwyded a
formal protest to the State Board ot
Education against the use in.Vir
ginia public shools and their libra
os of “The Man Without a Country,
p book which in the opinion of this
hapter uses offensive words ana
erms regarding great leaders of the
south. Many phrases and statements
ire entirely unwarranted and do a
rross injustice to some Southern chief
ains, thev claim, and by use of Jne
Man Without a Country” in the school
ibraries, the minds of pupils of the
younger generations may be undul>
poisoned or influenced.
This book, it was stated, was in
cluded in a list approved by the State
Hoard of Education. An official objec
:ion has been forwarded to Harris
Bart, Superintendent of Public In
struction, at Richmond.
MISS MALLORY WILL WED
Richmond, Va., Jan. 8.—Miss
Martha Mallory, stenographer in the
pRice of the Virginia Bureau of In
surance, will be married January -0
it All Saints Episcopal Church to
Sherlock Bronson. Richmond lawyer
ind son of W. S. Bronson, general at
torney of the. Chesapeake and Ohio
Railway Company, it was announced
today. Mrs. David Dunlop 3d, of
Petersburg, formerly Miss Mary Mas
»ie, of Charlottesville, will be ner.oniv
ittendant. Mr. Bronson is originally
from Sandusky. Ohio. His fiancee is
i daughter of Mrs. John Mallory of
this city.
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4- effective, but one. of the most *
4* clever devices seen thus far was y
4* exhibited today in this city to a 4*
+ representative of the Gazette 4*
4* in the shape of an imitation 4*
4- cigar, of tjte long variety, which 4*
4* when the top was lifted, re- 4*
4- vealed a long phial the shape of 4*
•P a cigar which contained a good 4
4- sized drink of rve whiskey 4
4- which was so popular in pro- 4*
4* prohibition days. 4"
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14* flaged cigars a person might 4*
•P be able without any trouble to 4*
4* get a pretty nice “edge” on. 4*
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4* or not the new “cigar” will be- v
4* come the popular thing.
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WOMEN VOTERS
TO MEET HERE
Three Days’ Session of State Or
ganization Begins January 24—
Local Women on Committee
Arrangements are rapidly being
completed for the second annual
meeting of the League of "W omen \ o
tors which will be held in this city
January 24-26. Business sessions of
the organization will be held twice
daily in the auditorium of the cham
ber of commerce and it also is plan
ned to hold mass meetings each of
the three evenings the league is in
session.
The residence of Dr. Kate 'Waller
Barrett, second vice president of the
Virginia League, will be headquar
ters for the visiting delegates and
standing committees.
Miss Mary I. Moore, of Richmond,
is chairman' of the program commit
tee for the convention which will in
clude a state evening, a national
evening and an international even
ing. Speakers and subjects appropri
ate to the occasion will be delivered
Mrs. William J. Morton and Mrs.
Morris L. Horner, of this city, are
joint chairmen of the local committee
of arrangements. Tiujy will be as
sisted by other member* of the
league.
-
j
Storm Hinders
Trip of Y. M. C. A.
Building Committee (let as Far as
Frederick—Proposed Structure
To Be Of Bungalow Type
Encountering rain, snow aiM hail j
the building committee of the ^ oung ;
Men’s Christian Association that
started out yesterday for Hagers
town, Md., in automobiles, got no
further than Frederick, Md., and had
to abandon the trip to Hagerstown.
This committee inspected the struc
ture of the Y. M. C. A., at Frederick,
which is not a modern building having
been erected about twenty years ago.
It was stated today by Chairman
C. C. Lamond that the committee al
ready has tentative plans drawn and
before thei plans are adopted they de
sire to inspect a number of Y. M. C.
A., buildings in order to see it mere
is anything new and up to date* that
thev mav incorporate in the plans.
The tentative plans provide for a
structure of the bungalow type, with
most of the club attractions on the
ground floor, including swimming
pool and gymnasium and the like.
Dormitories will be provided on the
upper floor.
The members of the committee that
made the trip included C. C, Lamond,
chairman; John G. Graham, H. B.
Caton and 0. B. Swan.
Charlottesville
Has Bond Auction
Securities Sell for $104.92 And ( ity
Will Receive $20,000
Bonus
Charlottesville, Va., Jan. 8.—An
unusual incident in the conduct of the
financial interests of the city occur
red Saturday when $400,000 worth
of improvement bonds were sold at
auction. . , .
The finance committee of the city
Council had invited bids, and offers
were received from representatives of
firms in New \ ork, Richmond and
Charlottesville. However, when the
bids were opened the finance commit
tee was not satisfied and rejected all
of them, after which the usual proce
dure of putting up the bonds at auc
tion was resorted to, with the result
that $400,000 worth were sold to a
representative of Frederick E. Nolt
ing and Co., and associates at the
highest bid, which was 104.02.and all
interest accrued to date of delivery of
bonds.
At this figure the city will receive
a bonus of over $20,000 for the bonds
sold yesterday. After this sale is
consummated the city will still “AVf;
-unsold $125,000 of the $955,000 bond
issue. The bonds sold bear interest
at 5 per dtfit? '.and are .payable Sep
tember 1. 1962, with the right on the
part of the city to take upany or all
of them September 1» 1912.

RUHR VALLEY
Advance on Essen, First
City to be Taken if
Necessary
PROCEED COUTIOUSLY
Actual Invasion is no! Yet Hcgun—
American Soldiers Dislike Thought
of Having to Leave Hanks of
Rhine.
Voblenz, Jan. 8—French troops
were on the march today along the
Rhine.
Engineers and a detachment of
railway workers have gone to Essen,
first city to be seized as France takes
steps to enforce reparations pay
ments.
Two regiments, one of artillery, one
of infantry, have been ordered for
ward from Epinal.
Troops are quietly concentrating
at Dusseldorf in small detachments.
Fast tanks and armored ears will
form the advance guard, it Is report
ed, when actual invasion of the Rhurn
starts.
All that Was needed to put in mo
tion the horizon blue machinery of
war which France has drilled and
kept so long throughout the Rhino
land was word from Paris that the
reparations commission had finally
found Germany in default.
Infantry, it was believed, then
would be rushed to Essen to support
the engineers and railway detach
ments and from that center French
troops would spread through the
Ruhr Valley.
For all this businesslike attitude
and the pulse of war drums along the
Rhine border, it was believed France
would proceed cautiously and that ac
tual invasion cannot yet be said to
have begun. France wants to learn
more about America’s intention re
garding her troops, and about what
Britain is going to do next, before
taking irrevocable action.
One thousand picked American
doughboys and 100 officers stationed
here want to stay. _
The French troops in the vicinity
were .ordered to remain in quarters
to prevent clashes with inhabitants
of the occupied region, and the dough
boys had to do double duty. But with
pay running over three million marks
a year and a pride in their partici
pation in the latest European war
game, the Americans are keen for
staying on. Pessimisits in the ranks
figure they’ll be homeward hound in
a month, however. Both French and
Germans want the 'tanks here. The i
French feel with Foch that as long
as there is one American .-vldier on
the Rhine it gives a semblance of
American participation; the German*
feel the U. S. troops acts as a safety
valve to prevent the French from
overruning the Rhineland with fresh
aggression.
Up and down the Rhineland s oc
cupied zones, thin#* nan a maruuw
pearance. Trains were choked with
poilus hurrying back from leave. Ar
tillery was in motion to throw the
streets of occupied town and on the ,
highways. Airplanes at the hangars,
were tuning up, soldiers on patrol
duty wore their burnished blue "tin
hnts;” there was new snap in the
military maneuvers that had become
boresome routine over a long period
of peaceful occupation.
Everywhere was evidence that n
the French go into the Ruhr, they
will do so with a rush, with all the |
acoutroments of war, tanks, armored
cars, airplanes, seventy-fives lign
field pieces and engineering equip
ment will be pushed into the valleys
of the Ruhr along with the first m- ;
fantry troops.
HAROLD M’CORMICK
IS OPERATED ON
(Ily I nllcrt !'re*cO
Paris, Jan. 8.—Harold McCor
mick, stricken suddenly, was operated
upon at. midnight for appendicitis.
His condition today was announced
as satisfactory.
Ganna Walska has abandoned her
American opera tour, and will nuise
her millionaire husband back to
health. . . i
Haggard after an all night viud.j
the Polish prima donna told the i m- j
ted Press:
"The operation was simply for ap
pendicitis and has nothing whateiei
to do with Mr. McCormick’s Chicago
operation.” ,
Three days must pass before the
Harvester magnate can be declared j
cut of danger.
"Until Wednesday or Thursday, we
cannot tell if complications will set
in.” Mrs. McCormick declared. i
The. illness came upon McCormick j
so suddenly th2t three dotors were I
summoned to his home last night and
there was' no time to take him to a
hospital.
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Births For 1922
Exceed Deaths *
A
X d
There were 221 more births d* j
d- in Alexandria during the past d*
d* year than deaths according to d*'
•i- figures made public today by d* j
d* City Health Officer L. E. Foulks d* |
d* The total number of births d*|
d* recorded for the year 1022 was d* j
d* -182 as against a death total of d*{
| d* 258. d* |
v This record is regarded as d* |
d* splendid for this city and births d*
show a greater rate per thou- d* i
d* sand population than iluring any d* |
•F year for some time past. d*
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NOW BEGINNINGj

j Results Obtained by Candidates Make
Gazette Campaign More In
Doubt. Now Than Ever
The Gazette’s £-1,000.00 grand prize
campaign is now entering on the last!
lap.
Just three more weeks and it will,
j all be over.
j And after one week from this Sat
urday night, the lowest vote offer of!
I the campaign goes into effect.
Results attained by ihe contestants |
up to last Saturday night were so
evenly divided that the relative stand
ings of the contestants remain prac
tically unchanged. It Is certain that
no one was conspicuously successful
and this fact simply goes to show
the extreme closeness cf the race and
also that no one has piled up a num
ber of votes that cannot be passed I
easily, it was expected that the can
didates would hit a much faster pace i
than that which has been shown and
the fact that this was not the case !
proves spetacular work is to he the
rule from now on.
Quite a few new candidates en-1
tered the race and by just a little i
effort overcame what had been done
by those who had the appearance of |
being the only "top notchers.” These )
new entries will make the other con-1
testants sit up and take notice from
now on.
Those who feel that they have done 1
all that can be accomplished are the J
ones who will he disappointed and if i
the Gazette’s campaign were to end •
today that disappointment- would be I
very keenly felt by some who think j
they have a “walk away.”
The winners of the $1,765.00 Reo:
and the $597.00 Chevrolet are far j
from being decided. The result Is1
even more in doubt now than at any,
other time since the campaign he- j
pan. . !
Study the vote schedule printed |
elsewhere in this issue. The hip Sec- '
ond Period is now on—t.ho last1
chance to gather in the votes on tne
double quick. t
Soon the lowest vote schedule of all
will he put in force. A word to the i
wise is sufficient. Wo are now en-,
tering the “home stretch” and the |
race from now on will he of the hair-,
raising kind. Go to it.
Bad Weather Causes
Many Auto Mishaps
Many minor accidents to automobil- 1
ists occurred last niirbt as a result of j
the fog, rain, hail and snow. A mini- .
her of machines were damaged on 1
the highway bridge early in the nigh: j
and an automobile bearing license j
Virginia 1923 tag 40531 was badly!
wrecked when it went over an cm- <
bankment last night at Clarendon.
The machine, according to the rec-j
ords at police headquarters belongs to
Elton M. Hembriek of East Falls |
Church, Va.
Dangerous Spot For
Motorists Needs Action
Considerable complaint is made by
motorists that the wooden railing on
the west side of the Alexandria-Wash |
ington pike just opposite the poor-'
house is down and has been down for
the past three weeks. Motorists point
to the fact that this is a dangerous;
spot and the fencing at this point
should be renewed without delay by
the authorities of Arlington county,
as some serious accident may occur ai
this point, especially to visiting mo
torists not familiar with the road.
GEN. MACGILL VERY ILL'
Richmond, Va.. Jan. 8. Gen.
James MacGill. of this city, who com
manded a Virginia brigade in the
Confederate Army, was reported orit
iallv ill today at the home of his ;
daughter. Mrs. W. W. Chaffin, in
Pulaski, Va. General Macgill is one
of the surviving commanders of that
rank of the Confederate service. He } <
married a daughter of Gem A. P.
Hill, who commanded the Third Army !
Corps of the Confederacy, and was j
killed in action near Petersburg.
General Hill’s widow, formerly Kitty j
Morgan, sister of General John Mor-1
gan, Kentucky ranger, who after
ward became the bride of Dr. Alex
ander Forsvthe. of Louisville, Ky., ^
died several years ago ir the home i
of her daughter. Mrs. Edward Ap
plegate, Lexington, Ky. }
General Macgill was stricken ill
while soeBding the Chrisfmm holi-,
davs with his daughter, in Pulaski,!
but it was not until the last day or y
two that his condition became alarm-j
irg.
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VOLSTEAD IS
t
Opposes Plan of Upshaw to
Enact More Exacting
Legislation
WOULD HURT DRYS
Author of Prohibition Law Would Not
Have Buyer of Whiskey Equally as
Guilty as Vendor of Same.
(Ily I nllnl I’roii.)
Washington, Jan. 8—A warning to
overzealous dry legislation that pro
hibition enforcement may be crip
pled by the enactment of some of the
drastic legislation recently proposed
in Congress was issued today by Rep
Volstead, Minn., father of the pres*
ent enforcement act.
Volstead, although an ardent a dry
as ever, looks with distinct disfavor
on the efforts of other prohibitionists
to make the law that bears his name
more drastic. The prohibition leader,
denying that he has any pride of au
t! rship in his law and for that
t ,l r»n is opposed to its amendment,
warned that some of the changes pro
posed by other drys would make hoot
legging easier.
Ho announced his opposition to the
plan of Ref). Upshaw, Ga., who after
charging that government officials
were violating the prohibition law,
introduced a bill to make the pur
chasers of illicit liquor equally guilty
with the bootlegger.
“The prohibition laws,” said VoT
-tend, were purposely irameu uj ex
empt purchasers of liquor so the
states and the federal government
:oul(l get witnesses.
“If the purchaser were held equal
ly guilty we could not force him to
testify against himself and in many
instances officials might thus be un
ribie to get evidence to convict the
bootleggers they arrest."
Upshaw tried to get around VoT
stend's objection by granting immun
ity to any purchaser who would turn
state’s evidence, but the latter is of
the opinion that this would only com
plicate the situation.
Upshaw said ho inendod to push
bis bill vigorously, declaring “it is
time to apply the fine old American
Joctrino of “equal rights for all and
special privileges to none."
lie said he had been assured that
tomorrow he would be given an op
portunity to reply to the demand of
Rep. Hill, Md.. that he furnish proof
>f the charges about drinking in high
Maces. rt
"I do not now plan to give names.
=a id Upshaw “but I can’t say what
[’ll do if they push me.”
Hill said he would be on the floor
ivhen Upshaw speaks to renew his
lemand that the southerner produce
evidence to back up his charges.
NOTABLES IN
AD FIELD HERE
Jo Re Entertained Tomorrow Night
By By F. X. Wholley in
This City
Mr. ami Mrs. Francis X. Wholley,
,vho are now residing in this city,
omorrow evening will entertain a
jathering r.f notables in the adver
ting world at their residence in
Puke stre-'t.
Among their guests will be onieors
if the various national advertising
issociations including Louis E.
Bollard, Kansas City, president of
he Associated Advertising Clubs of
he world; VV. Frank McClure, of
hieago, chairman of the National
Advertising Commission; Carl Hunt,
o-neral manager of the A-sociated
Advertising Clubs of New A ork
Hty; James S. OShaughnessv. of
he American Association of Adver
ting Agencies of New A ork; the
Rev. Christian F. IHesner, of New
Wric City, of the Church Advertis
ng Assoiationt S. H. Neal, of tho
Associated Business Papers of New
y ("ity; Charles Henrv Mac-kin*
farmer president of the Assoei
\+r 1 Advertising Clubs of the World
Chicago, and the ofticers of the
National Association of Newspaper
Executives; the Outdoor Advertising
Association; the Financial Advertis
ers Association; the Agrieulturnl
Publishers Association, and other
groups of organized advertising wno
,vill be in attendance in. W ash
ngton at the annual of the national
•ommission. . ...
Mr. Wholley at the same time will
ie tntertaining two conventions. The
rhird District Convention of the As
sociated Advertising l lubs of the
sVor’d is being held in Washington at
hat the meeting of the Advertising
Commission is being held. Mr. Whol
p y-^s vice-president of the Associa
ed Advertising Cluhi of tho World
* ill he the host to both grouos. Mem
itrs of the Alexandria Advertising
Hub are going to W’ashirgton for
.rone of the sessions of the two day
.(invention which will be held in the.
dotel Washington, where they will
new an exhibition of advertising
vhich will be brought froni the na
Jonal convention at Milwaukee.
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