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'-wfvTHFR-1 ESTABLISHED 1784" | ^ Oldest Daily Newspaper lit the Fair and much warmer tonight; United States and Best Advertis Tuesday increasing cloudings ing Medium in-Northern Virginia. and warmer. W«—u i ——X—■■—J l___/ VOF GXXXlX-No. 79 The Gateway to the South ALEXANDRIA. YA.. MONDAY. APRIL 2, 192.2. The Gateway to the South ^NTS ___—-------^---=-------“-“ r “ 7~~- “ ~-^ ~ ‘ “ ” ‘ PRESIDENT TO FIND BIG JOB UPON RETURN Office is Piled With Work Awaiting Va cation’s End SHIP WORK FIRST Many Problems Face Harding Before He Will Take Campaign ing Trip l Hr I nlletl rrr«> Washington. April 2.—President Harding, after a month’s vacation in the South during which “offic ial business” was shelved com pletely, will find a large group of important problems on his desk and demanding his attention when he returns to( Washington next week. Foremost among these* is the sugar question—how to get price back to normal, whether the al leged sug.tr market manipulators believed response for the recent jump in prices can be prosecuted and whether any reduction in tariff rates shall be made to force down prices. Other problems now awaiting! his attention in the oval shapeu f'vt i-utive office of the hite House are: l:_\Vhat "shall be done with the American merchant marine following the defeat of the sub sidy bill in the last Congress. 2:—How stricter enforcement of prohibition can be obtained and the issuance of a call for another ronferece <<( governors to obtain greater eooporeation among the .states ? Mr- Whether the United Statfv. shall proceed with the modem!- f nation of its fleet as authorized;, bv Congress in view of the recent ^ disclosures that Great Britain is ( not elevating its ships guns to obtain greater range and other wise making them more powerful •1:—Whether any reduction in railroad rati-, particularly for ' the firming regiin, is possible? 1 r,;_pians for h's “swing around 1 ‘he circle” during the summer. 1 Much material for these speeches i will be collected soon after the i President returns. 6:—A score of recess appoint- , ments. the most important of ; which i< the “dirt farmer” rep- , ti sensitive on the Fedral Reserve , Board to succeed the late Mido , 1) Campbell, of Michigan. 7—Whether the United States can take any action to bring about peace in the Ruhr between Frame ami Germany? Any defi nite move in this situation is regarded as remote. The president unon his return will face a strong demand among Congressional Progressives that he take legal action against the “sugar conspirators.” Some of his advisors will tell him that little can be accomplished through a reduction in the tariff and will express the opinion that he would be overstepping the Ford ney-McOumber law. if he reduced tariff rates solely because ot high prices. Thev hold that the rates only can be reduced when there is a change in the cost of production which would warrant such action. The new shipping plan has been discussed briefly by Mr. Harding and Shipping Board Chairman Lasker during the va cation in Florida, and it is prob able that the new program will lie revealed shortly after the President's return. As to modernizing the fleet, the President may seek through diplomatic exchanges to deter mine whether Great Britain and Japan desire or have any in tention of making more power ful the vessels retained under the Washington conference treat ies. The American modernization appropriation was voted at ter Congress was informed that Great Britain was making radi cal changes in the old ships. This information was declared by Great Britain to be incorrect. ICE SKATE EASTER (By I’alted Pr»»»l Cape May, N. J.: While a group of young people were ice skit ing on a pond near hero, the Polar Bear Club celebrated East er by frolicking in the icy wa ters of the Atlantic. Local Company Will Be Infantry Again Officials Agree That Transfer Should be Made TO PAY OLD DEBTS Recruits Gained on Com petitive Plan—Uniform For Summer Will be in This Week. Alexandria will have an in fantry company as its unit of the National Guard, according to an announcement made this morning by ('apt. Robert Thomas, follow ing a conference with Col. Hier ome K. Opie Saturday. The machine gun equipment j will be shipped to Richmond and j the Infantry equipment will be returned to the local command. The change will be made in the near future. Captain Thomas also announc ed that the Adutant General's Of fice in Richmond had agreed to take over all of the back debts of the local company so that the reorganization which is now ini progress may he started with a, clean sheet. Many bills from various local merchants, it was said, have been hanging fire for a long time. This, according te Captain Thomas, has given the company a “black eye" in view o' the community and has done much to down the good will that is necessary for the success ot hn f.mminv Rnth Arlilitsmi General W. W. Salt* and Colonel )pie have agreed to this proved* ire and the bills will he settled it the earliest possible moment ind the company will continue vith its work with no defects of he past to mar the progress hat now seems assured. The success with which Cap aim Thomas is meeting, he thinks ipeaks well for the future of the onipany which now stands at learly full strength, with a fo al of f>l members. Recruits of; he better class, however, are low being received and the en rance is being put on a com *etitive basis. The military authorities of the state have given Captain Thomas ;o understand that all of his lec immendations in the main will acted upon favorably in Rich mond and that he will be held •esponsible for the building u; >f the company here. As the armory is beiSng used to light, no regular drill will b fold but Captain Thomas wishes ;hat all the men report at his1 office- 128 South Fairfax stre?t, at 8 o’clock tonight for a few minutes in regard to the uni forms that are being shipper! from Richmond this week. The new summer uniforms have been ordered and it is expected will he here early this week. Easter Sunday Crap Game Is Raided While most of the people were in church yesterday singing praises in observance of Faster. * seven c lored men were playing with galloping dominoes on the sidewalk. Policemen Magner and Trigger rounded up the men at the intersection of Queen and Henry streets, end thov forfeited $f> collatral each when their names were called in the police court today. The names as reg istered or. the police blotter fol low: Sidney Locket. Harry Bot elvr. John Brooks. Gene Wallace. G. Kilis, Mount Chilen. Leon Wilson. v * v * *f * * * * * *f * * * Hats Survive * The Cold Wave t v Hats were the only part of 4* a the Faster costume that sur- v v vived Old * Man Mercury’s 4* v sudden shrinkage and the big 4* parade which is usually so v 4- bright was made dull by the 4 *F fur coats that were in evid- *F •F ence everywhere. * *F a The churches were packed 4* a for all services but the *F 4* streets showed a general lack 4* 4- of pedestrian traffic aithough *F •F automobiles were out in all 4* •F their glory. 4* •F Flowers of every hue *F 4- brightened what parade there 4 •F was but for the most part 4* ■F the paraders seemed to nr**- a 4- fer the parlor to the s •F where the prevailing 4* •F perature ranged from n 4* warm to 17 degrees. Seek Daring IVIail Ban Unmasked, Men Rob and Stage Runnin Battle illy l nilcil Pr<*.«*«*) Springfield, 111., April 2 ■*’ unmasked men who seized sacks of mail at the Chicago Alton Railway station here v day and staged a running battle with police in making <et away, were sought thro . three states today. Police claimed to nave lntori Lion that the tail was made srangsters know ai “Egan’s Rat Hauntain. Chicago and St. T.o were being watched. The robbers, suddenly descer ing on the station with revolve • ind sawed off shotguns obtain little if any valuable loot, post: authorities said today. Tin • missed a sack of registered mai and may have been looking for registered letter- •containing in formation of vital importance t *ome one, it was declared. Pqlice came on the scene just as the robbers were leaving, teat ing open letters and mail sacks as they went. A running battle down the principal streets, the bandits firing «lubs and dumdum bullets throwing crowds at two or three dance halls into a panic. One suspect, heavily armed, was arrested near the place where the robbers abandoned therr bullet splattered automobile. ITo was held* pending investigation. Atlantic City Paraders Cold Boardwalk Babies Home Nursing’ Colds Fol lowing- Big Show • lily l lilted Press) Atlantic City. N. -I.. April 2.— Casualties of fashion were num erous here today. Many of the 250,000 Faster pa raders who jammed the board walk were nursing colds and other ailments inherited from the promenade in the coldest Faster weather here in 25 years. In spite of the cold and the numbing winds from the ocean, many flapners and dowagers pa raded in flimsy attire decreed by fashion. The boardwalk was a vast movement of color. So great was the crowd that walking was slowed down to a snails space. Easter Booze Parties Plays Havoc With Quaker City’s Moral; 3 Dead I nitrri Philadelphia. April 2.—Three men are dead and scores are in Hospitals today sutTonnR from al coholism as the result of Eastern celebrations with moonshine li quor. The holiday spirit .was observed in the old fashioned way in the tenderloin division of the city and pplice in one section arrested 102 for intoxication. Eleven from thi> district were treated in hos pitals for alcoholism. Police arrested i’>07 person's in various- parts of the city for drunkenness. In approximately one third of the booze arrests the !prisoners were subjected to stom ach pump treatment before be ing placed .in cells. Spurred by the. rapidly mount ing dfcath list from poisonous li ftuor federal and local authori ties redoubled their efforts today to trace" the supply of moon shine. EXPECT 1 AT STATE MEET OF THE O F. A. Order Fraternal Ameri ?ans Here April 17 and 18 TRIP TO MT. VERNON Open Session With Illus trated First Night Sessions in Young Peo ple’s Building. The Grand Council of Virginia, Order Fraternal Americans will hold its fourteenth annual ses under its amended charter ns city or. April 17-IS. There i be approximately one hun representatives present from section of the state repre ig various subordinate Coun The sessions of the Grand •il will be held in the Young • e’s Building and the open ?ssion will be held at 3:30 \ * on Tuesday, April 17th. A r> 1 program of music both in ‘r i-1 -ntal and vocal together ddresses of welcome on be f the city and the local as well as a response to dresses of welcome bv a •• of the Grand Council, i 'st days session will be ed shortly after noon and ternoon an automobile pil • will be made to Ml. Ver nal Arlington National y. Upon the return from ’ is > a banquet will be see the Westminster Building members of the Grand On Tuesday evening a special program has inged which will be held 'i ■■ Voung People’s Building ock. Among the special will be a stereoptican f the National Orphans tin* Order by Supt. . Kernan of Tiffin, Ohio. am estra of thirty-eight ng the Junior Band of ’ i n, D. will furnish The public is invited eting. ond day’s session or ■ Council will begin at •ti the 1 St h and con uasiness on the after ...,t day. The local Coun. cil, Alexandria, No. 5, has had its committee on entertainment actively at work planning for entertainment of the Grand Coun cil and the committee is com posed of James R. Mansfield, chairman; I,. H. DeVaughn, sec retary; J. T. Pullman, treasurer; and J. H. Trimyer, F. W. Eb hardt, S. T. Parks and W. N\ Crump. The Grand Council Officers are: R. L. MeCJannan, Norfolk. State President; E. R. Holbrook. Fair fax. State Vice President; M. C. Hough, Waterford. Past State President; J. R. Mansfield, State Secretary; J. H. Trimyer, State Treasurer; P. B. Warren, Norfolk, State Marshall; W. R. Bennett, Portsmouth, State Warden; D. J. Kelley, Richmond, State Inner Guard; John elbaugh, Norfolk. I State Outer Guard; E. C. Bar rett, Richmond, State Chaplain. CIVIC BUREAU TOMORROW The automobile bureau of the chamber of commerce will hold a meeting tomorrow night at eight o’clock in the rooms of that or ganization. X Another Trip X X On Rough Seas 1 - - -_, 4 A little trip today on an 4 ,4 imaginary craft over the 4 4 tempestuous seas of applied 4 4 matrimony will be piloted by 4 4 tb" unerring pen of Theo- 4 4 dore Dreiser, famous Ameri- 4 ,4 can novelist. 4 4 Like its forerunners in this 4 4 scries, which are appearing 4 4 weekly in The Gazette, this 4 4 story does not try to con- 4 4 vince but merely states the 4 4 facts in readable form and 4 4 leaves the rest to mind of 4 4 the reader and lets its seeds 4 4 fall wher£ they will whether 4 4 upon fertile ground or among 4 '4 the thistles or on the stones 4 4 is for you, the reader, to 4 4 decide. 4 4 “Marriage for One” will be 4 4 found on pagv 5 of this is- 4 4 sue. Read it. 4 4 4 4 4* 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Carnarvon’s Condition# Is Reported Much Worse (By I nlteil Pres*) Cairo, April 2—Condition of 'Lord Carnarvon, discoverer of the tomb of King Tut-Ankh Amen, was so grave today that his physicians are extremely anx ious. Carnarvon’s condition took a turn for the worse over night. He incurred blood poisoning while engaged in directing the work of .removing ancient trappings from the tomb, and now he is suffering from pneumonia. Politics Believed Murderer’s Motive Political Fight Raged Hot Before Man Was Found Dead (By Inlted Pre»*> j Chicago, April 2—A political 'feud was believed by police to iday to have led to the murder of j Theodore Kirsch, personal investi i gator for Robert E. Crowe, states ; attorney. Kirsch’s body was found in a card Atom in the rear of his ci | gar store at 11 p. m. last night. He was seen alive five minutes previously by his wife, who urg ted him to close up for the night. A bitter neighborhood political fight in the campaign for the municipal elections tomorrow, in | tor woven with gossip of a gamb lers war- furnished the main theory of the slaying. Kirsch wore diamonds worth $2,500 and mash of $500 in his store was undisturbed, elim*nat ' ing robbery as the motive. Kirsch was a precinct captain and otherwise was active political ly. His cigar store is the polling place for one of the main pre jrincts in the twenty-ninth ward in which Crowe is the Republi can leader. Crowe, informed after a thea ter party of the slaying, took im mediate charge of the investiga tion. The body was discovered by Da vid Friedman. As Friedman ent ered the store, a stranger wear ing a dark fedora hat, Brushed by him going out hurriedly. “1 guess there is no one home,' the stranger remarked. Knowing of the card room, Friedman pushed through the door and found Kirsch’s body lying on the floor. A single bul let had caused almost instant death. The onlv sign of disturb ance was an overturned chair. Armed Bandits Loot Big Truck Nine Sacks Registered Mail Taken by Armed Men. t llv l ulled Pr-KS> St. Louis. April 2.—Six heavily armed bandits held up a govern 'ment mail truck here today and .escaped with nine sacks of regis tered mail. i The robbers intercepted the truck early this morning, covered the driver and armed guard with revolvers, seized the mail sacks and dashed away in an automo bile. No estimate of the amount of money contained in the sacks had been made. Asks Arrest of Klan Members; Got Hoods ! iiy I'nitol Prr*N» Pittsburgh. Ha., April 1. Trus tees of the Bellevue methodist Episcopal Church today asked po lice to prosecute six alleged mem bers of the Ku Klux Klan under 'the Pennsylvania law prohibit ing interference with religious 'service. Attorney Earl L. Kidney, one of ‘the trustees, ripped the hoods from the alleged kian^mer. when ' they refused to leave at the i e 'quest of the pastor, Sixteen hood ed men drove up to the church i in automobiles yesterday and en tered just as Easter Service was under way. Kidney turned over the hoods to police today and said he be lieves he will he able to identify their owners. | HOSPITAL TRUSTEEES TO NIGHT .-•The hoard of directors of the Alexandria Hospital will hold a business mbeting at * o’clock when a number of matters of im 'portanca to the board will he up for consideration. Bazaar Opens at Armory Tonight !Wheels Installed at Many of the Booths _ Finishing touches wore put on the interior of the Armory to day and everything is now in readiness for the fraternal bazaar ■ which will he opened, tonight un |der the auspices of Alexandria Lodge of Elks and which will bo ■ participated in by a large num ber of fraternal organizations. The hall has been gaily decorated and the botths have been finished land wheels installed at many of 'the booths. The committee in j charge of the arrangements prom ise to make things hum from the 'opening this evening. The Washington Elks Band I will be here this evening. They will be accompanied by a large | delegation of El'/j. This hand ihas a booth at the bazaar. 1 Each evening there will be dan cing and music. In addition to I the booths with the wheels, the | committee has arranged with a j number of business firms who ! will give demonstrations each ievening of their wares. The ba jzaar will close Saturday night. Normalcy Hailed As The Big Issue Democratic Senator Says Country is Not Normal <n> i.niiei. I’pffim Washington, April 2.—Is “nor malcy” here? This question now is looming as one of the* main issue.-; of the i next campaign. Senator Walsh, Massachusetts, 'chairman of the Democratic Sen I atcrial Committee, today announ ced his party is more than willing 'to take up the challenge of the Republicans that President Hard J ing has brought the country back (to normalcy. He declared thaC normalcy dees not exist in the ; country and is missing even in j the ranks of his own party. A- evidence that the countrw is not hack to normalcy, Walsh cited the following: Gouging of the people by su gar profiteers, “while the admin istration stands idly by.” I A steady rise in the cost of liv i ing. I Dorothy King Case Is Given to Police I |»> 1 uiti*il Press) New York. April 2.—With the !statement that the case now re quires detective work, assistant District Attorney Pecora today turned the Dorothy King mur der mystery over to the police. Pecora said he had established that a blackmailer threatened to make public the “Broadway but terfly’s” relations with •!. Kears ,ley Mitchell, wealthy society lead-' ,c*r of Philadelphia unless the Igirl “played in with him.” The blackmailers plan was to extort money from Mitchell. Pe' ,cora stated. The Philadelphia mil-, Bonaire submitted to a long ques tioning in the District Attorney s -Saturday afternoon after which Pecora decided to drop the case. World’s Record Won At Instruments’ Cost iH.v I filled I'rrsx) New York, April 2.-—Deter mined to keep the flag to the fore, Alma Cummings, of San Antonio, Texas, danced 27 hours for a new non-stop record that threw efforts of French, British and South American aspirants completely into the shade, win ning another championship for j the'United States, i “And I can go longer than that,” Alma said today. “If m\ shoes and stockings and part ners hadn’t worn out. I'd he waltz-1 ,ing yet.” Miss Cummings also were out one brass band, three victrolas, many dance records and five ;young men, who before meeting; Alma considered themselves step pers extraordinary. Tt all started when Alma hoard; • that Cacsaer Leone claimed the J world non-stop dancing record by 'virtue of having kept on his feet in a public 4*nce haH for 21 hours and 20. GRAND JURY MONDAY A grand jury has been sum moned by Judge Howard W. Smith to meet at 10 o’clock next Mon jday morning in the. corporation court to consider a number of criminal Deluding. Then are about eighteen cases on the docket. I Makes Flight In Car With 10-Horse Motor (By I nllrd I’rrn*) Toulouse, France, April 2.— Barbot, famous French aviator, made four flights here today in an airplane driven by a motor of only ten horse power. On one flight, he remained aloft at a height of lf»0 feet for fifteen min utes. Jn an interview after his flights, Barbot declared he used |only half the power of his motor I part of the time and that he can ; fly with a five horse power en 1 gine. “1 foresee an era of light anr ! planes that will cost, only a few I hundred dollars,” the French air I man said. “With development of para chutes. the planes will be as safe and as easy to run as a bicycle. Tax Revision To Be Pushed Progressives P r o p ose Drastic Changes in o Present System l By I nitnl I’rotO Washington, April 2 Prog ressives in Congress today served notice that a tax revision pro gram, containing several drastte changes in the present law, would be pushed in the new Congress. According to Rep. Frear, Wis., the program will include: A constitutional amendment to reach tax-exempt securities ami1 stock dividends. A levy on undistributed profits,, which would be made reenactive, so as to reach large surplus?? held to escape taxation. Restoration of the excess pro fits tax to remove the incentive for profiteering. Publicity for tax reports. Larger inheritance taxes. Heavy taxes on business am: the people. A high tariff making costs of; production higher and 'favoring] profiteers. Loss of foreign trade because! of administration’s foreign poli cy and the erection of trade har riers. “Anyone who travels extensive ly will find no state of normalcy in the public mind anywhere,’"j the senator said. "In fact dis content, dissatisfaction and ar rest are greater than ever." Capper Wants “Dirt Farmer” On 1. S. Boaro, Illy lulled I'reniO Washington. April 2. Appoint ment of Walter itf Chappell of Chanute, Kansas, as the “dirt.1 farmer” member of the Federal Reserve Board to fill the vacancy caused by the death <>f Milo D.; Campbell, of Michigan, was urged oti President Harding today by Senator Capper of Kansas, lead er of the farm bloc. In forwarding his endorsement. of Chappell to the President, ( up per made it plain that the Kan san’s appointment would give the Administration an opportunity “to fulfil! to the letter" the promise made to tile farmers by] Congress in passing a law for representation of agriculture on the reserve hoard. Easter Autoing Reaps Its Harvest of Lives (By I'nltr«l rrc,»l Twenty-two persons were kil led and nearly L’OO injured inEas! ter automobil accidents through out the country according to a| survey today by the United; Press. Ashland. Ky.. led the casualty list with six dead and four in-' jured. Five of the victims met death when their machine was' crushed by a train. The sixth1 was killed in an automobile col- i lision. Detroit ranks next with four dead. Two wAc killed in Ath-, ens, Ga. EX-KAISER’S TROUBLE (By 1 nlti-il Prcum London. April 2—The York shire Evening News, Doom cor respondent today sent an un confirmed dispatch to the effect, that Ex-Kaiser Wilhelm and his bride, the Princess Hermine. have separated completely. The correspondent says FT* r mine’s recent departure for Si-’ lesi® was kept secret and that i:r reality, she is going to live with' relative#, instead o» f*»r th*< pur pose of visiting her estates, as an nounced. RUHR FIGHT BRINGS MORE PEACE T I Disturbance D u ring Week Makes Ger many Wish Peace 22 LIVES LOST Troubled Area Seething Ma 88 of Humanity— C u n o Government May Try New Plans 1 lt> I i> 11 •*<( I’rt'KM) Berlin, April 2.—Germany re newed talk of negotiations to end the Ftuhr deadlock today follow ing the outbreak of violence in the occupied areas over the week end that cost 22 lives. Tin* Berlin Press asks if it is not now time to put out more feelers to Paris and Rrussels, suggesting the advantage lies with Germany. What was going on it the troubled area around Kssen could not he definitely determined to day communication witn mat storm center being interrupted. One of the last things known t® have occurred *■- th»*. arrest by the French of four general mana gers of the Krupp works, where French troops. Saturday ki’led nine (Jerman workers and wound ed thirty with machine gun fire. The managers ai'e charged with inciting the workers by ordering factory sirens sounded when a French patrol approached to re quisition a u tom obi K •. A crowd menaced the troops, they report ed, and they were forced to op?n fire. Eleven were killed in a train wreck Saturday ami two others were killed in righting over th® week-end. Mingling with the popular out cry here that bloodshed in the Ruhr must cease, came indica tions today that the Cuno gov ernment might try new peace maneuvers this week, based on the theory that Belguim. at lease is tiring of thp adventure, and might he split from France if satisfactory offers were made. Mints have been received here recently of possibility that Bel gium is “fed up” with the Ruhr shew; foreign minister daspar's visit to I tad y seemed to ?tr°ngth en this view. The press anneals to inhabi tants of the Ruhr to remain calm in tin meantime. Balmy Weather Helps Egg Rolling Hundreds of Tots Jour • ney to Nearby Hills And Enjoy Sport Balmy weather conditions pre vailing today brought out hun dreds of little ones in the after noon who went Master egg rolling The parade started shortly be fore r,oon and was kept up throughout the early afternoon hours. Many of the little ones accompanied by their mothers went to the Shooters Hill, west of where the Masonic .Memorial Temple is being erected. A large number also went down the electric lir>" as far as Snowdens, and also to the various places as signed for egg rolling in Wash ington. The kiddies thoroughly enjoyed the day’s outing and will not ccrne home until later this even ing. A larg-- -number of children connected with the Salvation Army, left shortly hefore eleven o’clock this morning for a days' picnic on Duk- street extended Hundreds of tourists enroute • > Mount Vernon passed through the city today and many of th - Master visitors stopped off and visaed the various places of h-s torical interest in the city. Postpone Easter Dance For Grace Church Fund The Easter dance to. be given tomorrow night, for the benefit of the Grace Ghurch Parish Hall fund, has Ween postponed until a later date, owing to the serious illness of Mrs. William E. Hanp merslev. mother of Mrs- J. Louis Stafford, Chairman of the Com- . mittee on Arrangements.