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Ambassador to Tokio and
Other Easy Places Are Prob
able for Late Commander
of Yankees In France s
Washington Bureau The Ago-fir raid
500 Davidson Building
Washington, April 9 —(Special.)—John
W. Weeks, Secretary of War. and the
President of the United States are con
fronted with a problem which they re
gard as of more than ordinary Impor
tance. They are trying to And something
for Gen. John J. Pershing to do.
In other years, the commanding gen
eral of United States troops, following
a war, has been elected President, There
fore, there was no problem of this char
acter for preceding administrations to
solve. As result, there is no precedent.
It is understood that Secretary Weeks
has asked General Pershing what as
signment would be most pleasing to him.
It is likewise understood that General
Pershing has replied, in effect, that he
would be pleased with any assignment
the secretary desired to make.
The secretary, in a discussion with
Washington newspaper men, declared
that various assignments were under
consideration. He listed some of them
as follows:
Ambassador to Japan, ambassador to
France, chief of staff of the United
States army, general of the army, Gov
ernor general of the Philippine Islands,
envoy extraordinary on a tour of the
world, retirement with full pay and al
lowances, amounting to $21,000 per an
It is not anticipated that General Per
shing would like to serve in Japan. The
French post has already been accepted
by Myron Herrick, it is generally known,
although Herrick, for a time, did hesitate
on account of the expense involved.
It is said, also, that General Pershing
has no “hankering” after the Philippines.
This and the ambassadorial suggestions
imply much hard work, and General Per
shing, it is intimated, feels that he has
earned a long vacation.
The general, who, in recent days has
developed a great fondness for laugh
ing. did more than smile when ap
pioached by correspondents. He laughed.
There was the plain intimation in his
demeanor that the troubles in the case
were Secretary Weeks’ troubles and not
his. There is no doubt but that the
general is satisfied with his present
berth. Since the armistice he has
basked in the sunshine of popular ap
proval and had a good time.
He declined to talk about the matter.
He knows that he will be well cared for.
He knows that nothing will be given him
to do that will not be entirely com
patible with his rank. And therefore he
will not worry.
But there is a report that the general
would like to see the countries of the
world in the capacity of envoy extra
ordinary of the United States; and then
retire on full pay. This may be the so
Washington, April 9.—ySpecial.j—Secre
tary Weeks can give no information re
garding the date on which the so-called
slacker list will be given to the public.
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Sale of
Governor, Incognito, Visits
Coal Mining District For
First Hand Information
Executive Inspects Conditions in Jefferson County at Va
rious Camps, But Is Silent Upon Result—He Com
mends State Hospital and Penal Institutions
Montgomery Baraan, The .\fR-Hcn»ld
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WoBlfomery, Aprl 0.—(Spftrtal.)
After traveling' incognito tkrongh
a go*4 portion of the coal mining
district of JKfrraon county In an
automobile^ Gov. Thomna K. Kilby
returned to the capital Saturday
Throughout the time he nu In
the coal strike district and al
though he passed within a few feet
of the ramp houaea of some of
j the striking miners at JRIoeton,
Governor Kilby was aot recognised
except by those who knew of his
i trip.
Governor Kilby stepped out of
Montgomery after advising only a
few persons that he desired to ob
tain first-hand information about
conditions at the convict mines of
Jefferson and surrounding coun
ties, In so far as the public
knew, the governor was at his
home in Anniston. He left here
in an automobile and remained in
the ear until he had visited the
convict mines at Montevallo, Belle
Kllen. Flat Top aad Banner and
had inspected the state insane
hospital at Tuscaloosa, the Boys*
Industrial school at East I>ake and
other eleemosynary institutions ]
about Birmingham.
The governor had not visited the
convict camp for several months,
having been detained In Montgoin
* cry by the extra session of the leg
islature late in the year and the
coaT strike, which required con
stant attention. No prison or state
institatlon was advised of his com
ing and his visit was a surprise
party in each instance.
The executive said he found con
ditions at the prisons unusually
good and the buildings as well kept
if not better kept than the average
hotels. He said he made an effort
to obtain from the convicts any
rrportu of dissatisfaction, but not
one indicated he was not as well
satisfied with his prison lot as oae
could l»e behind the bars. An in
■Portion of the dining rooms con
vinced the governor the prisoners
Practically since the conclusion of the
war the American Legion has been cla.
oring for it.
The Wilson administration was abused
in some quarters when it hesitated, and
then as result of checking and recheck
ing, hesitated again. When the Hard
ing administration assumed office, it was
announced that the list would be printed
by April 1.
Secretary Weeks checked the list and
cheeked it again. He then referred the
matter to the Attorney General. Mr.
Daugherty urged him to go slow for fear
of doing serious and permanent injury
to some fellow who actually served his
There is the difficulty. In the begin
ning the list contained about 3O0,OUU
names. As result of the checking in the
Wilson administration, more than 100,OOU
were eliminated. It was ascertained
j that many men, who had good- records,
| were as result of some error listed
j among the bad.
Mr. Weeks has apparently taken the
position that it would be the most se
rious imputation against the character
of a man falsely to charge him with
a refusal to serve his country while At
war, and a fugitive, on that acount,
from justice. He' holds, it seems, that it
would be bettor for many thousands to
escape popular censure than to condemn
one innocent man to such punishment.
But the list will be printed some of
these days. But before it is printed
it will be considered and reconsidered
until the chance of injurying some inno
cent man is reduced to a minimum.
The slacker list contains names of
men formerly residing in every state of
the United States, the percentage on a
basis of population being, it is said, al
most identical. There is some doubt ex
pressed as to the latter, however.
Undernourished Children Are Uni
versity Subjects
Tuscaloosa, April 3.—So far as is known,
the department of hygiene of the Uni
versity of Alabama has made the first
move of any university in the United
States along the line of introducing as a
feature in the teaching of hygiene a nu
trition class, in which undernourished
children will be the subjects for im
provement. Dr. Hiram Byrd, director, of
the department, started the work yester
day. The children will come from the
Tuscaloosa schools and members of the
Parent-Teacher association will attend
the classes and study the art of apply
ing scientific methods to undernourished
Patient Recovers
Anniston, April S.—(Special.)—Hu
bert Dttnt, who recently underwent an
operation at St. Hake’s hospital for
the removal of his appendix, was able
to be on the streets Saturday for the
first tlfne since he became ill. The
friends of the local man are gratified
1 at the improvement In his condition
are being; giveji Hubntantlal food
and sanitary condition*. The bed
ding; wan not found to be an clean
an it might be. due to the fact
that the prisoner* are worked la
the mine*. However, all convicts
are required to remove their mine
clothing; and take a shower hath
when they come out of the mines In
the evening;. But with all the pre
en at ions, It wan explained* it is
almost impossible to keep the bed
ding; a* clean as one would desire.
Governor Kilby also announced
that conditions were found to be
good at the Boys* Industrial school
at Kast U/e and the insane hos
pital at Tuscaloosa, but that many
improvement* are needed at each
place which will be made before
the end of the present administra
tion. He stated that there remains
unexpended an appropriation of
$75,000 for improvements at the In
dustrial school and state machine
and woodworking; shops which
have long been needed will be con
structed without delay. At the In
sane hospital a new kitchen and
heating system will be installed.
Several sites for the Girin’ Train
ing school, prhlch will be moved
from Mount Pinson, was inspected
and W. W. Darden, the governor's
secretary, and William P. Fengin.
state warden general, remained in
Jefferson county Saturday to make
farther inspections. One or more
offers for the Mount Pinson prop
erty have been received, but re
gardless of whether a sale Is made,
the state proposes to move the
school do a more suitable site as
soon as the site can ho found and
the purchase completed. The Mount
Pinson property has been found
to be - unsuitable because of the
Isolation, the great distance from
Birmingham, the heavy expense In
transporting supplies and the inac
cessibility of the sAool.
It Is probable the new school will
be located in or near Birmingham,
as no other city has offered n site,
but Governor Kilby explained that
the state is not restricted to Bir
mingham If other suitable locations
are found.
Washington News
By Associated Press
Washington, April 9.—Approval of
the recommendations of the special
presidential committee headed by
Charles G. Dawes of Chicago for or
ganization of a veterans’ service ad
ministration to take entire chaise of
relief for disabled soldiers, was given
today by the National Disabled Sol
diers’ league. In a formal resolution
adopted by that body, the President
is asked to make the consolidation of
bureaus h&viirg to do with soldier re
lief work and to appoint one of the
641,900 disabled veterans as director
general of the new administration.
The two marine corps airplanes fly
ing from Washington to the Virgin
Islands reached Port An Prince, Haiti,
yesterday, the navy department was
advised today. The next stop will be
Santo Domingo city.
Deposits in the United States postal
savings system were approximately
$161,160,000 on April 1, the postoftlce
department announced today. Phoenix,
Ariz., with deposits for March totaling
$168,064, lead in the gains for the
month and jumped from one hundred
thirty-ninth to fifty-eighlh rank in the
total amounts on deposit. Boston came
second in the monthly gain with $146,
892. New Tork third with $84,491, and
Globe, Arls, fourth with $21,700. One
hundred and forty-three postal deposi
tories now have more than $100,000
on deposit.
Postal employes will hereafter bo
armed and rewards given for appre
hension of mail robbers. Postmaster
General Hays today sent 'out an order
posting a standing reward of $5,000
for “any postal employe or other per
son who brings in a mail robber." The
order further provided for the arm
ing of essential men In the service
and gave notice that “every man is
expected to uphold the honor of the
Charles Johnston resigned today as
chief of the division of Mexican af
fairs of the state department to enter
private business. Richard Tannis will
be in charge of the division as acting
The army’s organized reserves, made
up of the officers reserve corps and
the enlisted reserve corps were de
scribed by the war department in a
statement today as “the principaf war
component of the army of the United
States, limited in strength only by the
man power of the nation.”
Preparations for the transfer of the
task of providing medical and surgi
cal treatment for disabled war vet
erans from the public health service
to the war risk bureau was made to
day at a conference of officials of
both bureaus with Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury UaPorte.
Several nationally known “pro
league” republican supporters of Presl.
dent Harding representing the western
and middle western suites and New
England, who had prepared a memo
rial to be presented to former Premier
Viviani, have abandoned the plan be
catue a disagreement as to the wisdom
of presenting the paper at this time
arose when the New York signatures
were being obtained.
Denver S. Dickerson of Nevada, for- '
mer superintendent of federal prisons,
accepted today the managing director- 1
Bbip of the Prisoners’ Relief society.
An Invitation to attend the national ^
convention of the B’rlth Abrgiiam. a
Jewish order, at Atlantic City May 15 1
was taken under consideration today
by President Harding who told a dele- ,
gation that if he found it impossible '
to attend, he would send a represen
tative or a message of greeting. 1
Appointment of Capt. Julia L. Lati- ,
mer to be judge, advocate general of '
the navy has been recommended to the
President by Secretary Dcnby. Captain 1
UUimer, who is a native of West Vir
finlai is now commandant of the t
■expnth naval district and the naval 1
Ration at Key West, Fla. He' would
lucoeed Rear Admiral George R. Clark 1
vho recently reached retirement age.
A soldiers’ bonus bill will be intro- ^
meed in the House early next week by
-halrman Fordney of the ways and f
committee, who initiated the
idjusted compensation measure that i
ras passed by the last House, but 1
ailed to receive Senate approval. Mr. .
fordney said today he had not de- *
errained whether the new bill would
ontain the same five main provisions \
arrled in the old measure, but indl
ated it would be essentially the same, c
Negotiations are in progress with '
ranee to obtain for American cable
ompanles the right to deal directly i
rith the French public, it was en
ounced today at the state department e
•he government is attempting to put 1
imerican cable companies operating
n France on the same footing as E
■Tench companies in the United States
t was explained. ' a
Financially and Economically
Situation Shows Little
Change, Summaries From
Abroad Show
By Associated Tress
Washington, April a.—Financially and
economically the situation throughout
the world improved but little in March
with few signs of better conditions to
come, according to cabled summaries for
the month received today by the bureau
of foreign and domestic commerce from
its trade commissioners and commercial
attaches in foreign countries.
In Murope tight money, unemployment
and unsatisfactory industrial aud ship
ping conditions were in evidence while
some declines in prices and slight re
vival of building activities were noted.
In the east the situation was described
as somewhat easier, while in South
America conditions were reported as
practically unchanged from the previous
Commercial Attache Dennis reported
that the business depression in Great
Britain has increased owing to the pros
pective failure of an early settlement
with Germany of the reparations uucs
tlon. Optimism that prevailed in the cot
ton textile Industry has been dissipated,
he declared, both by the increase in ous
toms tariff of British Indian and a fur
ther decline in the price of silver. Tito
; Russian trade agreement is not expected
appreciably to benefit business, he added
and traders are holding off to secure
assurance as to the legality of pavment.
American imports into 1* ranee continue
to show marked reductions. Commercial
Attache Huntington at Paris informed
the bureau. Unsettled European condi*
! tlons, the unsatisfactory result of the
| reparations conferences, and the refusal
of Germany to pay installments due on
j account of reparations, contributed to a
; dull financial market during the month.
The situation also was described as in
fluenced by thfc question of the Upper Si
lesian plebiscite, the British coal strike
and the situation in Hungary.
Commercial Attache Cross, of Brussels,
declared high exchange rates and unsatis
factory bulness conditions continued to
impede revival of the scale of American
goods in Belgium.
Government expenditures are exceeding
revenues in Germany. Howard W. Adam
representing the department of commerce
in Berlin, cabled. He added that higher
taxation seems probable and reported
prices of manufactured goods as about
the same as last year, while stocks on
hand are greater.
An increased flow of German capital
into Austria is apparent to Mr. Upson,
the department’s representative in
Anxiety is felt in the Scandinavian
countries as to future developments ;n
Russia and Germany, Trade Commission
er Anderson of Copenhagen, stated
Doubt, he said, prevails as to whether
the Britlsh-Russian trade agreement will
result in important trade relations be
tween the two countries:
Foreign Invested capital directed large
ly to railroad improvement is coming into
China, Commercial Attache Arnold at
Peking, reported. An increased flow of
British, Japanese and Belgian capital is
noted, he said.
The money situation is easier in Japan,
Commercial Attache Abbott of Toklo, de
clared, adding tliat some progress was
being made toward deflation. Stocks of
both import and export merchandise are
becoming smaller, with the probable re
sult that the revival of trade will be con
Business losses will undoubtedly be
great in Argentina, Commercial Attache
Feely of Buenoa Aires asserted, as im
porters are liquidating their stocks
slowly, due to an overstocked market and
dull demand. The market for export
commoditits, he said, is generally over
The general situation In the northern
states of Brazil is very unsatisfactory,
Commercial Attache Hchurz reported from
Rio de Janeiro. The state of Sao Paulo
has authorized an internal loan and
Ceara is negotiating for an American
loan, ho said. The estimate for the 1921 •
22 coffee crop, he said, is placed at 7,
104,000 bags, and there are 3,312,748 bags
now at Rio de Janeiro and Santos,
Nitrate shipments from Chile will likely
show a marked decrease for the next
three months, according to Commercial
Attache McQueen of Santiago. General
business in Chile is dull, he declared,
and there Is no apparent prospect for im
provement in the near future,
i The general condition of Peruvian gov
ernment finances is unfavorable. Com
mercial Attache Waters of IJma. report
ed; however, aid is being obtained from
the banks.
Hanks are liquidating loans, he said,
and deposits of foreign currency in bank.i
are being withdrawn. Normal crops werq
reported, though unrest was described
as growing and strikes in progress on
some of the sugar estates.
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Tuesday Night, April 12
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