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THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE [ FINAL EDITION 1
ESTABLISHED 1873
DAWES REPORT WINNING APPROVAL
SOLDIER BONUS
AND TAX BILL
' NEARING VOTE
Senate Committee to Report
’ Out Bonus Bill Without
Delay, It Is Indicated
4
MELLON RATES REMAIN
Senate to Discuss Report of
Senate Finance Committee
With These Rates In
Washington, April 10 —The new
revenue hill was formally report-
X' ed to the Senate today and
nlong with it was presented a
new Democratic tax plan carry
ing an income tax schedule
somewhat similar to the Long
worth compromise passed by the
House and turned down by the
Senate finance committee. The
Democratic proposal which the
sponsors believe will have sup
port of the Republican insur
gents carriers a 40 percent max
imum surtax on incomes in ex
cess of $500,000 as compared with
the maximum of 25 percent on
incomes in excess $500,000 in the'
finance committee bill.
\ Normal income rates pro
posed in the Democratic plan are
2 percent on incomes up to
$4,000; 4 percent on incomes
between $4,000 and SB,OOO and G
percent on incomes above SB,OOO.
All heads of families, irrespect
ive of the .amount of their in
come, would be given the present
■' exemption of $2,500. No other
I 'change in the exemptions is pro
posed.
Washington, April 10.—The sol
diers' bonus bill wifs taken up for
consideration by the Senate finance
committee today with indications
that a report of the measure sub
stantially as passed by the house
would be ordered without delay. Re
publicans on the committees agreed
io support the bill yvith minor
. amendment. t
r Meanwhile Chairman Smoot intro
duced in the Senate the tax reduc
tion bill reported on Tuesday.
The bonus bill passed by the House
by a vote of 355 to 54 provided for
■ash payments to veterans not en
titled to more than SSO in adjusted
. ervice credits and for 20-year en
dowment life insurance policies to
others.
It would allow $1 a clay for home
ervice and $1.26 a day for overseas
ervice with maximums of SSOO and
.625 in adjusted service credit, re
spectively. The first (50 days of ser
vice would not he counted in com-
I puting the credits.
All enlisted men and women and
>fficers up to and including the rank
f enptaiji in the Army and Marine
dorps und Lieutenant in the Navy
would be entitled to benefits of the
t>ill. The value of the insurance
policies which would be given is
cased upon the amount of compen
ation due in adjusted service cre
>T, .its plus 25 percent. The face value
of such policies at the close of the
::0-year period, it was estimated,
would be about two and a half times
that total.
The revenue bill as placed before
he Senate today carried the Mellon
neome tax rate schedule, the prec
ision for a 25 percent reduction in
the income taxes of 1923 payable this
year, a 25 percent reduction on earn
ed income up to SIO,OOO and repeal
>r reduction of many of the excise
>axes. '
*■ \ In addition to the major changes
announced by the finance committee
ts made in the House bill, the print
'd copy of the measure showed an
.amendment instructing the Commis
sioner of Internal Rvenife not only
to make public this year the names
and addresses of income taxpayers
is provided now but to include the
amount of tax paid by and the re
fund made to each taxpayer.
The printed bill also shows that
benevolent mutual life insurance
-'"y companies had been excluded from
exemption from the corporation tax.
They had been placed in the exempt
class by the House after the bill had
been reported by the ways and means
committee.
DEMOCRAT PLAN GIVEN .
Washington, April 10.—A Democra-
tic substitute for the Mellon income
Cax rates in the administration re*
enue revision bill was presented to
) the Senate today by Senator Simmons
of North Carolina, ranking Democrat
on the finance committee.
The rates proposed are substan
tially lower in the smaller interne
brackets than those approved by the
committee and are pbout on a parity
with the Longworth compromise
which the House approved and the
finance committee rejected. (
WARD ELECTED HEAD OF
VALLEV CITY COUNTRY CLUB
Valley City, April 10.— L. S. Ward
was elected president of the Valley
City Country club at a meeting Mon
day. Others elected were: C. L. Pet
erson, vice-president; Fred Jacobson,
secretary and Erie Fou)»b, treasurer,
W. W. Smith and Robert Anderson
w<ra elected directors to serve for
two years to succeed themselves,
C. F. Mudgett for two years and R.
P. Nantz one year. It was unanimously
ly decided to engage a golf profes
sional to have charge of the links
during the coming season.
QUEEN OF THE ANTIPODES!
jaw v
I , f
Lotus Thompson, recently proclaimed the prettiest girl in till Aus
tralia. litis just arrived in this country. She's going to enter the
movies. If you would be beautiful, here’s her recipe: “Shun cigarets
and cocktails. Get plenty of out-of-door exercise.”
DELAY WITH NO
PROTEST HELD
NOT TRIAL BAR
Supreme Court Declines To
Overturn Decision in
iWquor Runner’s Case
A person who procures postpone
ment of lii.s criminal trial beyond
two terms while out on bail is not
entitled to a discharge under the
state statutes providing for prompt
trial in criminal eases, the supreme
court held today in a decision hand
ed down in the ease of Walter Din
ger, charged with transportation of
liquor.
Dinger, convicted in 11*23, appealed
from the district court of Renville
county, which is affirmed in th<> "de
cision. The high court Foil that
the defendant was arrested in June,
1921, informed 'against at the Janu
ary, 1922, term of court in Renville
county, a jury was called hut the
case. postponed at the defendant's
request, there was no jury term
in July, 1922, or January, 1923, and
that later the defendant was tried
and convicted. *
“Where a person accused of crime,
who is informed against at the Jan
uary, 1922, term of the* district court
and is at all times out on bail, pro
cures a postponement over that term
he is not entitled to a discharge for
delay, pursuant to section 11100 C.
L. 1913, and section 13, Constitution
of North Dakota, merely because no
jury is called at the next two terms
of court and he is not then given a
trial, the accused not having resisted
postponement over such terms in
any way, asked that a jury be called,
demanded a trial, or in any manner
indicated a desire for a speedier
trial than the state accorded him,"
says the supreme court in an opinion
written by Justice Sveinbjorn John
son.
DELEGATE
LIST SAME
Unchanged by Final Canvass
ing Board Figures
Completion of the tabulation of
the official vote in the March 18
primary left but* one change frojn
the unofficial figures, that being J.
L. Miklethun's nomination as a Re
publican presidential elector instead
of O. McGrath. Both the Republican
and Democratic lists of delegates to
the Republican national convention
remain unchanged, Delegates to the
Republican national convention, and
their vote, follow: J. A. Dinnie, 42,-
(185; Julia H. Elliott, 43,544; Ida M.
Fishes, 45,916; E. G. Larson, 45,760;
O. B. Severson, 43,081; O. J. Sorlie,
44,737; Magnus Snowfield, 43,014;
B. F. Spalding, 44,401; William
Stern, 44,295; B. W. Taylor, 44,447;
F. A. Vogel, 42,893; Ralph Ward, 42.-
671; P.*o. Williams, 44,030.
Delegates to the Democratic na
tional convention, at their u>te, fol
lows: John
Fisk, .7,285; E. J. Hughes, 7,141; Paul
Johnson, 6,470; Anna Marie Leavitt,
6,179; Lillian Lillibridge, 6,226;
James H.
Murphy, 6,861; D. J. b’Connell, 6,-
748; J. F. T. O’Connor, 8,570.
STATE TO SELL
$2,000,000 BONDS
Two million dollars of rural cre
dits bonds will be offered for sale
by the Industrial Commission of the
state of North Dakota on April 15, at
the office of Governor Nestos. Scal
ed bids are sought by the Commis
sion.
REHEARING IN
CASE GIVEN
Railroad Commission Post
pones Rate Slash Order
The state railroad commission has
postponed the effective date *of a
decrease ordered in intrastate grain
and grain products rates in the state
to July 1, 192-1. because of the filing
by the railroads of a petition for
rehearing in the case, it was announ
ced today.
The railroad commission, in an
nouncing the carriers’ request for re
hearing and rcargument, states that
questions have been raised by the
defendants which require further
consideration. It is probable a hear
ing date will be set soon.
« «
Weather Report |
For twenty-four hours ending at
noon today.
Temperature at 7 a. m 18
Highest yesterday 40
Lowest yesterday 26
Lowest last night 18
Precipitation •. 0
Highest wind velocity 20
WEATHER FORECASTS
For Bismarck and vicinity: Cloudy
and somewhat unsettled tonight and
'Friday. Not much change in tem
perature.
For North Dakota: Cloudy and un
settled tonight and Friday. Not
much change in temperature.
GENERAL WEATHER CONDITIONS
High pressure, accompanied by cool
weather, prevails over the Plains
States. Temperatures were consider
ably below freezing in the Dakotas
this morning. Slightly higher tem
peratures and lower pressure pre
vails over the Rocky Mountains, Pre
cipitation occurred over the Eastern
Great Lakes region and at most
places over the northern Rocky
Mountain region while elsewhere the
weather is generally fair.
River stage at 7 a. m. today 8.3
feet; 24 hour change -0.6 feet.
North Dakota
Corn and Wheat
Stations.
Amenia 44 14 0 Clo
BISMARCK 40 18 0 Clo
Bottineau ...: 37 19 0 Cl
Bowßells 35 15 0 PC
Devils Lake 36 20 0 Clo
Dickinson 3*K 21 0 Clo
Dunn Center v 38 17 0 Clo
Ellendale 42 17 .01 Clo
Fessenden 36 18 0 Clo
Grand Forks 35 18 0 Clo
Jamestown 40 .20 0 Cl
Langdon 3i 15 0 PC
Larimore 36 26 0 Clo
Lisbon . 45 18 0 Clo
Minot 51 18 0 PC
Napoleon 41 9 .95 Clo
Pembina 30 14 0 Clo
Williston 36 20 0 Clo
Moorhead 40 16 0 Clo
PC, partly cloudy; Clo, cloudy;
Cl, clear. , i
ORRIS W. ROBERTS.
Meteorologist.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1924
ONE-CROP ILLS
SAME ALL OVER
UNITEDSTATES
Colonel C. B. Little Sees Same
Problem Faced by Califor
nia Fruit Growers
BAD SCARE THIS YEAR
People of This Section Have
Reason to be Optimistic,
Mr. Little Says
The same difficulties beset the one
crop industry in every section of the
country, these difficulties are more
accentuated in some other parts of
the nation than in North Dakota, C.
B. Little, President of the First Na
tional Bank, who has returned from
a brief sojourn in California, said
here today.
Asked concerning the situation
agriculturally in the Pacific Coast
state, from which reports of drouth
apd foot and mouth disease hringing
disaster to agricultural interests
have emanated, Col. Little said that
the lack of rain in Southern Califor
nia threw a panic into the fruit
glowers some weeks ago.
“Any farmer who depends upon
one crop is facing possible disaster
at all times,” he said. “This is true
in California as it is in North Dako
ta. The fruit proposition in South
ern California is much the same as
the wheat problem in North Dakota,
except that in the case of the fruit
industry it is not so much dependent
on a world market, and the lrult
growers have an organization so that
it is not necessary to dump aL of
their product on the market at one
time. . ,
Failure Takes All
"But when they have a crop failure
everything is gone, and always they
are subject to low production and
low’ prices. This year the fruit
growers in California came near not
only losing their crop for this year
but also the source of their income,
from drouth. They were much wor
ried, and had rains not come in
March and April at a time when they
do not normally come, the orchards
would have been lost to many fiuit
growers. The fruit grower, too, has
a hard proposition the year round,
and is always facing the evils of
drouth, frost and ravages of insects.
“There is nothing to indicate that
the farmers in California are any
better off than here,’’ Col. Little
continued. “In fact, they are not
as wejl off.”
North Dakota is sound and the
Bismarck section right now is the
best in the state, in the opinion of
Col. Little.
“I believe our section is in better
shape than any other part of the
state, because farmers have diversi
fied, credit has been restrained ami
farming has been on a better busi
ness basis than many other sections,”
he said.
Many Burleigh county farmers and
others, he pointed out, had done mix
ed farming for many years, the profit
that many made through raising seed
corn leading others to adopt the sys
tem of farming.
Right To Be Optimistic
“1 believe that farmers in this sec
tion have cause to feel reasonably
optimistic,” said Col. Little,
He pointed out that the experience
of many farmers who had been diver
sifying their crops and their risk in
this territory for many years was
satisfactory, ahd said that farmers
who had done this were not suffer
ing. He has no faith in legislative
cure-alls for the situation.
“There will be no trouble for the
man who raises feed, corn and cattle,
hogs and makes his products ready
for the market, and milks cows,”
Col. Little said. “He usually will
get a good price on the basis of the
amount of work necessary to pro
duce and the capital invested. The
experience of many men in our own
territory is sufficient evidence of
this.”
SIX COUNTIES
FOR ECONOMY
Seventh Affected by Amend -
ment Votes It Down
All of the seven counties in the
state affected by the constitutional
amendment enacted at the March 18
primary providing that in counties of
6,000 population or less the offices of
county judge and clerk of court shall
be combined except Oliver county
voted in favor of the economy move,
n study of the election figures re
veals '
The counties affected and their
vole, yes and no, on the measure,
follows: Adams, yes 649; no 404;
Billings, yes 351, no 99; Bowman,
yes 633, no 446; Golden Valley, yes
572, no 217: Oliver, yes 367, no 426:
Sioux, yes 471, no 137; Slope, ves
659, no 355.
The total vote in the seven coun
ties for the measure was 3,592 and
the total vota against 2.083, the ma
jority for the amendment being,
'slightly larger, in proportion, in
these counties than in counties not
affected. The constitutional amend
ment was put to a vote by legislative
resolution. /
MOSES BREAKS
OVER METHODS
OF COMMITTEE
New Hampshire Senator Op
poses Senator Wheeler’s
Ohio Trip Procedure
BROOKHARD SUCCEEDS
Go After Daugherty’s Broth
ers Books—Other Witnesses
Called Before Body
Washington, April 10. In execu
tivo session today the Senate Daugh
erty committee decided’ to speed up
its inspection of the books of Mai
Daugherty's bank in Washington
Courthouse, Ohio. Senator Wheeler,
the committee prosecutor, will leave
for Ohio tonight to begin the work.
Senator Moses, Republican, New
Hampshire, who was named as a sub
committee member to make the Ohio
trip with Wheeler vigorously op
posed the prosecutor's plan and Inter
withdrew from the sub-committee,
Chairman Brookhart taking his place.
The committee has been seeking
for several weeks to get access to
the books of the Midland hank of
which M. S. Daugherty is president.
At first the records were subpoenaed
but the bank replied it would be im
possible to send them to Washington.
Then a special examiner was sent to
Washington Courthouse. A contro
versy arose as to the scope of the
inquiry into the business of the
bank, with the result that his inves
tigation has been suspended. A sub
poena also was issued for M. S.
Daugherty but he failed to appear
here and contempt proceedings
against him have been considered.
The committee prosecutor believes
the bank books contain evidence con
firmatory of certain testimony given
in regard to the financial operations
of Harry M. Daugherty, Jess Smith
and others.
The meeting of the committee this
morning behind closed doors is said
to have developed some heated pass
ages among members as to the best
method of procedure.
WHEELER CASE UP
Washington, April 10. Without
explaining the purpose the Daugherty
investigating committee today heard
testimony about a telephqne call by
George B. Lockwood, secretary of the
Republican national committee, to
Great Falls, Montana, where n fed
eral grand jury recently returned an
indictment against Senator Wheeler,
the committee proseeutor.
Arthur Lumbdin, an official of the
telephone company here, was put on
the stand and after a formal protest,
was allowed to testify that Lockwood
called Blair Cohen at the Rainbow
hotel in Grea*t Falls and talked with
him for two and one-half minutes.
The committee then put on the
stand W. J. Burns, head of the secret
service of the Department of Justice,
and questioned him about the work
of the department in investigating
the Montana charges against Senator
Wheeler.
Burns testified that three of his
men had worked in Montana on, the
Wheeler case.
"Who ordered you to send these
men out?” Wheeler asked.
"Nobody, J sent them out,” said
Burns.
"The postoffiee department asked
for them."
Burns also said he had reported to
Daugherty that "you (Senator Wheel
er) were attorney for the Gordon -
Campbell concern”
The conversation took place at
Daugherty's apartment, Burns said,
but added that he "would have to look
it up" to see if it was before or
after .Daugherty left office as Attor
ney-General. The investigation of
the Gordon-CampbeJl company was
started by "Mr. Cunningham of the
postoffice department," the witness
said, adding that Cunningham was
now en route to Washington.
PRE-CANCELLED
STAMPS BARRED
TO COLLECTORS
Pre-caneelled stamps cannot be sold
for stamp collectors, according to a
bulletin received at the local post
office. Many requests have been
made by stamp collectors for pre
cancelled Harding stamps. .
A department letter points out
that regulations of the postoffiee
department are that pre-cancelled
stamps may be sold and used only
by persons and concerns to whom
they have been furnished by a post
master after special authority in
each instance has been obtained
the department.
*
Mandan Debaters
Meet Bowman
Justice Sveinbjorn Johnson, Com
missioner of Agriculture and J. A.
Kitchen and Alfred Zuger of Bis
marck have been chosen and will
serve as judges of the Mandan-Bow
man high school debate Friday night
at Mandan, in the semi-finals of the
state contest. The Mandan trio of
girl previously defeated
Steele and Dickinson, on the Great
Lakes-St. Lawrence waterway pro
ject. They will have the affirmative
againat Bowman high here.
NEW NAVAL OIL POLICY TO AVOID
NEW TEAPOT CASE IS ANNOUNCED
Secretary Wilbur. Who Succeeded Denby, Will Make No
Leases Without Express Authority of Congress, and
Then on Competitive Bids. He Announces
Washington, April Kb —A new Nav
al oil policy designed to safeguard
the government against any such
leases as those granted under form
er Secretary Denby was announced
today by Secretary Wilbur.
In a letter to Senator Halt of
Maine, chairman, of the Senate Naval
committee, Mr. Wilbur declared that
“no leases or contracts will be made
by the Navy department without the
personal approval of the Secretary
of the Navy.”
MINER WHO SHOT
HIMSELF DIES
OF THE WOUND
Thomas Jones, 45, coal miner, who
shot himself early yesterday morn
ing at his home at Chapin, near
Wilton, died lust night about 0:30
o'clock. He had lived during the
day with a gaping wound in his side,
caused by a charge from a 12-gauge
shotgun. His suicide was attributed
to financial worries. Jones remained
conscious during the day, and show
ed great resistive powers, but weak
ened gradually during the day.
He was brought to a hospital here
in the afternoon hut lived only a
short time. The body will be taken
to Wilton tomorrow and funeral ser
vices held there ut a time not yet
determined.
HUGO STINNES
NOTED GERMAN
DIES TODAY
Industrial Leader Was Said
To Be Resigned To His
Impending Death
RECEIVES SECRETARIES
Death Followed Fever Spasms
With Which He Was Seized
Shortly After Noon
Berlin, April 10.—Hugo Stinncs
died today, following a condition
which was viewed as hopeless this
morning following the added com
plication of the development of
pneumonia. He was said to be con
scious and resigned to the end.
Herr Stinnes .had been ill in his
private apartment before being re*
moved to the sanitarium where he
was operated on for the removal
of gall stones four weeks ago. The
progress of his recovery was such
that his physicians believed he
would be able to leave last week for
a southern eilmate but fresh com
plications arose which demanded the
performing of the second and third
operations, the last of which was
performed Sunday.
Despite the extreme gravity, of his
condition, the great industrial lead
er persisted in keeping up active con
versation with members of his fam
ily and the various secretaries who
called on him to report on urgent
business matters. On Tuesday, he
repeatedly inquired for details re
garding the Dawes report.
Shortly after noon today he was
seized by fever spasms, caused by
inflammation of the lungs and died
shortly afterward.
Berlin, April 10.—(By the A. P.) —
The condition of Hugo Stinnes was
viewed today as hopeless as a result
of an added complication in the form
of pneumonia. He is said to be con
cious and resigned to the impending
end.
Herr Stinnes had been ill in his
private apartment before being re
moved to the sanitarium where he
was operated on for gall stones four
weeks ago. The progress of his re
covery was such that his physicians
believed he would be able to leave
last week for a southern climate but
fresh complications set in necessitat
ing second and third operations, the
last of which was performed Sunday.
Despite the gravity of his condition
the industrial leader persisted in
keeping up active conversation with
members of his family and the var
ious secretaries who called on him to
report on urgent business matters.
On Tuesday he repeatedly inquired
for details regarding the Dawes re
port.
Shortly after noon today he was
seized by fever spasms caused by in
flammation of the lungs.
William B. Hale,
Journalist, Dies
Munich, Bavaria, April 10. —Wil-
liam Bayard Hale, American journal
ist, and during the earlier years of
the Carranza government President
Wilson’s unofficial representative in
Mexico, is dead here. He was horn in
Richmond, Indiana, in 1869.

"No further leases will he male
until expressly authorized by Con
grc.-,5," he continued, ‘‘unless it ap
pears to my satisfaction that such
leases are absolutely essential to
prevent the draining of oil in the re
serves by wells drilled adjacent
thereto, and unless it further ap
pears that such leases are fully au
thorized by act of C ongress and in
that event such leases will he made
only after competitive bidding.”
BRINGING BACK
GERMAN MONEY
IS PROPOSED
Second Reparations Committee
Report Deals with “Capital
Flight” From There
MARK’S FALL IS TRACED
Only Way to Prevent Capital
Exodus Is Held to be to
Check Causes
Paris, April 10.—An official .sum
mary of tin* report of the second
committee of experts follows:
PREAMBLE
“The committee to consider the
means of estimating the amount of
German exported capital and of
bringing it back to Germany, held
.'IK meetings in Paris and Berlin. It
adopted the date ol - December 111,
19215, as that to which its estimates
relate. It is not possible to fix pre
cise figures but the committee has
laid down maximum and minimum
limits between which the actual
amount is to he found.
“SECTION I. Method of Work.
"(A) While availing themselves
of all information, the committee re
jected the method of making a de
tailed inquiry of bankers and busi
ness men throughout the world as
to specific and confidential transac
tions on the part of Germans.
“(B) Instead it adopted the fol
lowing method: (1) —The committee
estimated the total value of German
capital abroad at the outbreak of
war. (2) —It estimated the total re
duction thereof during the war as
a result of adverse trade balance
during that period, advances by Ger
many to her allies, loss by seques
tration of property in Allied and as
sociated countries and loss through
depreciation in value of securities.
G 5) —It estimated the total ascertions
to German foreign assets during the
war as a result of sales of German
'securities, interest accumulations
sale of gold and profits realized from
territories occupied by Germany.
“(C) The foregoing calculation
resulted in an estimate of German
foreign holdings at the time of the
armistice.
“(D) Since that date until Decem
ber ill, 192.", methods of increase of
foreign holdings have been as fol
lows:
“(1) Chiefly the direct sale of
paper marks and mark bank credits;
(2) The sale of goods, real estate,
precious metals; (8) Interest on ac
cumulations, tourist expenditures,
foreign money expended by armies
of occupation in Germany; (4) Re
mittances from Germans abroad,
earnings of transportation companies
for transportation of foreign goods,
insurance etc.
“(E) The cause of decrease sfnee
the armistice have been as follows:
“(1) Purchase of imported goods.
“(2) Cash payments to the Al
lies under the treaty of Versailles;
(.‘5) German tourists expendi
tures; (4) Interest on German se
curities held abroad.
“(F) In making all computations
the committee has not relied on of
ficial reports of German imports and
exports but has revalued the commo
dities on the basis of current world
prices at pertinept dates.
“(G) The result of all the fore
going calculations gives German
foreign holdings as of December 31,
1923.
Estimated Figures
“SECTION 2. Estimated figures
“(A) Assets abroad in 1914 be
longing to German nations residing
in Germany estimated at 28 milli.frd
gold marks.
“(B) The war period. (1) de
preciation of German assets abroad;
non-payment of interest due 4na li
quidation and sequestration mea
sures resulted in a loss of approxi
mately 16.1 milliard gold marks. (2)
During the war profits and exploita
tion of Belgium, Northern France,
Poland, Lithuania and Roumania ap
proximated 3.7 to 6 milliard gold
marks; and the sale of gold and of
German securities aggregated ap
proximately two milliard gold marks.
“(C) Post war period. (1) Princi
pal causes of reduction; deficit in
German’s trade balance and the
meeting of cash payment* to the Al
lies under the treaty of Versailles
(Continued on pift t)
PRICE FIVE CENTS
GERMANS AND
FRENCHBOTH
FAVORABLE
Many Berlin Newspapers De
clare That Country Ought
to Accept Taxing Plan
FRENCH VINDICATED?
Opinion Seems to be That
Poincare Adherents Feel
Their Contentions Supported
Berlin, April 10. -(By the A. P.)
The hulk of the editorial comment
printed in Berlin newspapers today
inclines in the opinion that the re
port of Brigadier-General Dawes’ ex
pert. reparations committee consti
tutes a basis for negotiations.
Only in the isolated instances of
the nationalistic organs is opposi
tion to the recommendations voiced
and even there the familiar cry of
“unacceptable'' which lias greeted
past plans is wholly lacking.
Hugo Stinne.-> Deutsche Allgemcinc
Zeitiug declares it behooves the
Geiman government to give the re
port objective and intensive examin
ation.
Porwarts says its rejection would
he a catastrophic case of stupidity on
which the “French imperialists” are
unquestionably speculating.
“The question which now confronts
any German government,” the so
cialist organ continues, “is cun it
march into the Ruhr and drive out
the French. If it cannot then there
is only one path to freedom left us
and that it indicated in the experts’
reports.’’
FRENCH SEE INDORSEMENT, , „
Paris, April 10.—(By the JT fI)4- • .
After twenty-four hours considwa-
tion of the two reports of the re
parations committees, spokesmen de
clared today no official opinion had
been formed on the recommendatiors
contained in the documents.
.Satisfaction was freely expressed,
however, that experts had found tes
timony to confirm the French evi
dence tending to confirm the French
attitude regarding Germany.
rt is assumed by the officials that
the Dawes report justifies what the
French have been saying as to these
four points:
That Germany was allowing her
capital to he sent out of the coun
try. i
That she was practising mad pro
digality in her budget.
That she was neglecting to impOM
proper taxation;
Thnt she was extensively develop*
ing her entire industrial installation
in flagrant contradiction to her con
tinued plea of distress.
One of the unexpected results of
the filing of the report is to end all
talk of an approaching entente con
ference. It is declared at the foreign
office that official circles aro ignor
ant of any intention by Premier
MacDonald of Great Britain to come
to France and are unaware of any
tentative suggestions to organize a
meeting of the British Premier with
Premier Poincare.
Meanwhile it is thought probable
that the reparations commission will
endeavor to draw out the attitude of
the German government aim that it
will refer the * report to the allied
governments only after it had ac
quired a clear idea as to whether the
Berlin government is ready to accept
the experts’ suggestion.
BORAH NAMED
PROBE HEAD
Senators to Inquire Into
Wheeler Charges
Washington, April 10.—Senator
Borah, Republican, Idaho, was named
today as ehairnmn of the special
Senate committee which will investi
gate the circumstances of the indict
ment by a Montana grand jury of
Senator Wheeler of that state. Other
members of the committee are Sena
tors McLean of Connecticut and
Sterling, South Dakota, Republicans,
and Swanson, Virginia, and Caraway,
Arkansas, Democrats. N
FIREMEN PLAN
FOR CONVENTION
Lidgerwood, N. D., April 10.—Sev
eral committees are already at work
making plans for the entertainment
and accommodation of the ,1,000 dele
gates who are expected to attend the
annual convention of the North Da
kota Firemen’s association to be held
here in June.
Local businessmen are working
with the local fire department in out*
lining plans.
Committees named include a gen
eral committee, decorating, nteaU,
concessions, publicity, finance, enter
tainment, reception and lodging and
dance.
R. F. D. Examination
There will be a Civil Serviee exam
ination here on April 12 for the po
sition of rural mail carrier on route
No. 2, south and eaßt of here, to be
established on May 1.

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