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g's1to 16 Pages i to 16 OXL MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1920NO iKAlOAD UNIONS TRY TO SETTLE DISPUTE Labor Leaders Agree to Cooperate With the Government and Railroad Executives PROPOSE TO GIVE NEW LAW A TRIAL President Wilson Urges Prompt Ac tion That Negotiations May Not Be Dflayed. Washington, Mar. 2.-Definite steps were taken today toward settlement of the railroad wage controversy which has been pending since last Au gust. Representatives of railroad workers, with the exception of one group, agreed to cooperate with the government and the railroads in giv ing a trial of the new Transportation Act, with its arbitration clauses, and President Wilson in letters to both #the Association of Railway Executives and heads of the fifteen workers' or ganization,' requested 'that they se lect representatives to sit on the bi partisan wage board. Prompt action was urged -by the President in order that the negotiations between employ er and employe might not longer be delayed. The one group of workers which has not entered into the agreement to go along with the President" was the Brotherhood of -Maintenance of Way and Shop Laborers, which re cently withdrew from the conferences between union heads and the railroad administration. Committeemen from the locals of the Maiqltenance 'Union, however, will meet in Chicago Thurs day and, it was believed, would fol low the lead of the other workers in compliance with Mr. Wilson's re quest. Will Give Law a Trial. In a statement tonight explaining heir position the union spokesmen de clared that while they could not ap prove of the proposition, they had agreed to aid in giving the law a trial "4n the interest of railroad la bor" and, "as American citizens." 'Notwithstanding the fac that labor in general, and railroad labor in par ticular, with the full cooperation and support of -other bodies representing American citizens, urged the Congress not to pass the railroad bill, and the President to veto it and return it to Congress," the union statement said, " e are now officdilly advised that the Mesident has signed the bill and it is now the law. "Labor's "riticisms a; d protests agai st the legislation are a matter of r cor( and were presented to the Congria4// the President and the pub lie V un~oe not changed our views - regard' to this legislation and, thc-refore, do not endorse the law; hoi'vc'r, as American citizens, we feel that ,in the interest of railroad labor, there is nothing left for us to do at present except to cooperate in the rompt creation of the machinery prc. vided for in the lawv. Will Convene Thursday. 'In the case of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way E'mployes andl p hop Laborers, this organization has not had duily authorized representa tives in. this last conference. There fore, in compliance with their consti tution, it was necessary to convene auch representatives, which they wvill -*do in Chicago Thursday, March 4." The President in his letters said he had turned over (direction of the pre liminary wage negotiations to Director General Ilines, who was entrusted with details of the winding up of *government control by the President in his proclamnation turning back the roeds. Both the railroad executive and the union heads were asked to notify the director general of their (g~resentatives on the board, and were ihiformed that Mr. I~ines wvould ar rango for the first meeting, at which ~,will be dleterminedl all questions of procedure. Agreement of the unions to give the ik lw a thorough trial was regarded as cmaking remote prospects of a strike. *rtain grou~ps of the union member 'ins, howvewere keenly disap pointed, and may yet assert their dis atmroval of andl onposition to the law by strike votes, but this possibility jwas expected to he eliminated whan .11l explaantlon of the leaders' action ~,receved by the rank andl file of the' BIG PRIJES FOR PEANUT CLUB BOYS Clarendon County is going to have a Peanut Club this year and it will be a good chance for some of our' boys to make some extra money and. also teach them how to grow and har vest peanuts. The Peanut Club will be under the supervision of the county agent and will be carried on according to the rules made by L. L. Baker, State Club Leader. The rules will be the same as those in all other counties of the State and ivill be an nounced later. In Clarendon County the county will be divided into three parts and the boy making the best yield in each of the three parts will receive $50.00 in cash. Each of the three parts will have smaller cash prizes also. Then the boy making the best yield in the whole county, which will necessarily be one of the three $50.00 winners will also receive $50.00 additional, making a cash prize of $100.00 for the best yield in the county. Some prize! Boys between the ages of 10 and 18 only are eligible, as well as girls of the same age. Boys and girls here I is your chance to make some money I for yourself. Ask your father to give you an acre of land this year and join the Peanut Club. Fight the Boll Weevil with Peanuts. Ryan Kennedy, one of the Pig Club boys' who lives at Gable has raised a fine gilt. Ryan got his pig last summer and took good care of it and fed it-well and now he has some thing to show for his efforts. It will now weigh about 275 pourds. Ryan is an enthusiastic club member and will make some money cut of his pig. Fight the Boll Weevil with Peanuts. Well farmers, what have you de cided about the Bull Association? Do you think it -is a good thing, or don't you? When we form this Associa tion we will (1o it this way. We want to get from three to five communities where the farmers in that community have from 30 to 50 milk cows. Each of those communities will organize and buy a good purebred bull. One man will be selected to take care of the bull all the time. One bull can stay in a community two years and then will be sent to another commun ity in exchange for the one the other community has. In that way if we have five communities organized we will have good purebred bulls for ten years without hiving any m ore. Anl ten years will do wonders with your dairy cattle if you use purebred bulls all the time, and (1o it cheaply to. Mr. Coopen, breeder of purebred Guernsey cattle at Wisacky, S. C., got his start in the purebred business through a bull association. You can (do the same. Mr. T. II. McFaddin of Gable is go ing to boost things around his place in a short time, Hie will (10 the boosting with dynamite and will boost stumps. It is alwvays better to boost than to knock but be sure to boost good things And the only time to boost stumps is out of the field like Mr. McFaddin is going to (10. Everybody is inv'ited to be on hand and help boost, see how it is done, then go home and boost your own. A. MJ Musser, County Agent. COTITON MEETING I)ATES Montgomery, Ala. Mar. 2.-Followv ing an exchange of tieegrams between Governor Kilby and Dr. S. W. Welch,< State health officer who is in Wash ingtcn, andl J. S. Wannamaker, an nouncement was madle here tonight that the annual convention of the Americani Cotton Association will be held in Montgomery, April 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. Expect Large Numbers. St. M~atthews, March. 2.- Mr. J. Skottowve Wan nanmaker, president of the American Cotton Association, stated tonight that invitations had been receivedl from several cities for the convention but that it was thought best of postpone it on account of as surances from the board of health that at that time Montgomery would ho perfectly safe. Five thousandl accept ances from peCrsons who Intended at tendling the sessions had been received.4 A dlelegation of English spinners wvill be on hand to confer with a spe-.. cial committee regardling the handling of cotn. ANOTHER L FROM MIt TOBACCO IN TIIS STATE Vlr. Cothran Discusses Further Sonic Phases of Subject. To the Editor of The News and .ourier: It is not my intention, as' Mr. Sprott has stated, to continue this dis ussion about what my friend terms Aobacco'evils. But since Mr. Sprott no onger assumes the attitude of a jurist md since he no longer puts his ar -ieles under the caption of hypotheti !al questions, since he now assumes 'he attitude of a layman and launches >ut and discusses real tobacco funda iientals, or reforms, I think I can give he public sonic real information about vhat my friend advocates or terms nuch needed reforms. I want to be as brief as possible, as ;he public will doubtless get tired of I :eading what my friena and I have to! ;ay from time to time through the solumnils of this splendid paper. Mr. Sprott launches out and advocates the grading of tobacco from what he -laims that lie saw in visiting several N1orth Carolina bright tobacco markets ast fall. He tells us about seeing to >aceo bring from ninety cents to $I wr pound. What Mr. Sprott states is rue lie visited some of the finest uiight tobacco sections in the whole .vorld. North Carodina leads all other tates when it comes to producing >right cigarette tobacco. Mr. Sprott :ells us that he hea'd the same rai -omplaint up there that we had down iere. I am glad that he mentioned this,I 1s it gives mi a chance to show the iublic the diflerence in what really! inppened here ,and what took place in \orth Carolina. After the excessive :ainfdalls of last July which caught us i a time when it did the most possible lamiage, our tobacco was caught hy ,he rains just as it reached maturity md What was the result? Why it vashed out and drow ied. This wasn't he case in North Carolina where they mve better drainage of lands. I was i),n and reared in North Carolina and <now where of I speak. The excessive rains, of course, injures tobacco anv wvhere, but in North Carolina it usr'ml y. stands rains better than it does w.ith us down here where the linds are ow anl flat. But some one will say "hat ahout the eastern part of North .iarolina ? They are not as low as w' Ire anl they certainly have a better rainage system. I will say right here that this is wieded 'more in east ern South Carolina han any othier improvement that I tow of or can think of. The rains at hit North Carolina had more of a Andency to w ash the fertilizer from he tobacco and reduce the weight .hani any thing else. I will give the vets directly. Now goig back again o what happened here, in 1918 Mr. nTrott and I both raiS edI good crops , tobacco. It was currently reported hat Mr. Sprott realizecd more than 15,000 for his crop, or we will say an stinated value of $400 per acre. This hif T *'e lized for miaoo. I hnd the %!me land in tobacco this past season 1919 an'1 made $100 per acre. I had I much better crop than I had in 1916 What was the trouble? It is easily miswered: my tobacco simply (iowned. Egot one curing before this that iveraged ie $53 per hundred which .as what. the oIl North State aver u!gv. I am taking my owh tobacco or an illustration. I would have made it. least 1,000 pounds per acre, had iot the rains drowned it, and I cer ainly wvould have averaged easily $53 erz hiunidred. We hai growers all ver'i the tobacco bL. t of South Car io ima thousanrds and tenis of thousands hat umade more money this season out >f tobacco than the nimuch talked about ~orthi Carolinas, and these same far nors made cotton, pea vinie hay. corn nd niany other cropo, andl raised hogs md1( cat tle in abundance. I (do not nean to say that Nor-th Carolia locsn't raise some of the things men io'ned, but certainly she dloes not grow 'Tops, anid raise as ninny cattle andl ings as we do, and especially is thiis r'ue t hrough the 01(1 tobacco belts of 5North Carolina and Virginia. A ny one vith common sense knowsu fully well hint a farmier can not have as much irme to growv these thiings mientioned .hat wve are enjoying in South Caro I1n and 1be tiedI down from foni' to ix months grading and ticing tobae 'o. We e doing well. Do we know t? Well let's see. Mr. Sinrott says that we are the onily state that (do not grade tobiacco. I; hminl I can give my fried sonme point -rs that lie hasn't thought af: we na he only State that grades to(bac'co as v~e eniire it, I mean this we -are the inly Stato that prims tobacco (exli ivelv. If we grow our tobacco muni 'ormily and take it off the stalk onej -uring at a time. wve are classing it as va cuire it. TPhis fact had as much or vor to (do with the companies adlopt og the method of buying ungraded as mnything else. We fiirst e'ure the a,'d ord and thien wvhat is known as the e - 1-ws ''o then our leaf or midI Pof. "'" f'dk. and so on "nti! vr> r .'e (nno!Ilue- the performuanie. If ......:- "'c'-r tobacco imiform ily as I yi e mnly stated why it is already 'l - when it comeq to thle wvsre vr :se f'ir sale. And what Mr. Snrott t-I a'bout some one having to finely - de it hie Ie mistaken oh% thie. -u comnauiy that h'ivs this tobacco r-'s it by grade, puts his grade ont mm4t as he would d in N'orth Carolin >r Virginia. It' is shipped to theva 'us plants that have machinery1 ETTER L. COTHRAN, ,quipped to handle tobacco of this kind, I doubt seriously if any of the largo companies ever bundle any of it [t is first redried put back in huds and later stemmed when it is ready to ae manufactured into smoking tobae 'o or cigarettes, the bundling isn't At all necessary. But my friend will want to know why it is graded as he terms it, in )th States'? The answer is simple As I have already stated, we are the m'ny State that prims tobacco exclu dvely. In the other States they use the knife largely for all but we will say the first curing or what is known is the primings, in some sections some >f the farmers prim the first lugs, and f course, this tieing question comes perfectly natural to him and he ties Lil) this part too. But why does he gra-le and tie the rest of his crop or All of it where he doesn't remove the sand lugs? lie has to grade his tobac 'o because he doesn,'t use our method :)f grading as he cures. He cuts his at ire stalk and when he puts his to bacco off this stalk he has all the to bacco that grows on a stalk from top to bottom. Hence it is very necessary that he class his tobacco, and if we Rs(:1 the same method of cutting here it would be nceessary to grade ours. Mr. Sprott I think this is clear. We. litwl that we make more tobacco to the r than North Carolina, or Vir giria. This is easily explained thus fro.m week to week our tobacco takes up mor'e weight as the bottom leaves aire reitioved anad so on to the top of the Atalk. I have frequently seen the Lip:: or top cropiig the best leaves tob-teco that was grown on the stalk. Th isn't often the case where the stv;k is (ut, the tills are usually Oil the green side and ligoht. North Ca'o lih- has one advantage here over us wi'h her curing: method and it is ; ; if t i a I y season our to bmro will get worse oft from wveek to we k and in many instan':es finally ets ruined from excssive rains. wlIi ch could have been averted at least in :rrt it w" h1 clt the -etire st'k. We would have thus saved al we cut. fm fm rther raiins, this would olv hiatpnenul where rains set in about eun a tim. But. we have found fiom iexprience velrnystll 1-p (ille -I- I 1':.'v :rlt'iaiilV Ff!)IL'd, tInt or mlethod of curing suits the hot sandy sois better. Most of our LgaTco woul d lose too iuch if we waned for the entire stalk to ripen. I Mean it would burn11 too much from th., hlot sand. In the Pied mont section ofI North (arolina. or Virginia, this isn' tIsuailly the case unless it happens to Irain too much about maturing or cur iml, time, and then it burns at the hot tom just like it does down here with iatural seasonr,. Th is is what hap ipened in North i Caroina and Virginia last season. It, buined at the bottoml nd relueed their weight very ma I rially. I dolbt if my friend Mr. Sprott, knows that North Carolina only made an average weight of 550 pounds to the aeie. You (an give them fifty eits p)ei pound anld we still beat them niot to menltion thi touble andlt ex.. pelse of gradin over us. I haven't the South Carolina we;ights burt im raoa l)V sure it Was considte'ablyv Cla t 1n that. I know that till th bI'"t experienced farmers made from "00 to 1.000 pnds to the acre nuld ettr (I. Of coursa this applies to tle rariers thnt use <ood methods of cul ivation, we had plenty of farmler's thait mi.e from 1.250 to 1,800 pounils per lero ill 1918. We have grown as mlially .S,0 . ois .er a!e in this coun [v. Mr. GI. M. Hicks of the Pudding w:nmop section nr'odu1ccd thIis noch(1 on'' cear/m1i a part of hlis erop. itur farmleris that had good tobacco haOt dIidl not get inajure litoto mulich rim0 r'ains realizet.d fiomt $4d00 toi $fi00 wr' terec. Norith C'ariol in on 01ly r'eal el Onl aver'age per' acr'e for heri 550 poulnd~s a round $291.50. Thbis priobaly leats ius on1 an averiage, but it certaiin-. ly does niot r'eachl those that were sute 'essful in growving good crops. Mr. Sptrott, mnitotns an iother i so alled objection to sellintg tobacco unt rimed, he says that we usually sell >y the sorriest tobacc'o ini the pile, er' otL lie says the buyer' bids in a wayx o. always save himself. Of courise. h11is is thle case wvith any buyeri thIat lays alt pulilc auiti on, buit this phiase las anlothler side to it. Ite cant not se(e i the sorriest tohncco t hat is in the. rnle of tobacco, and he frequently gets t'ek. So this wvill break about even >et ween) Iim antI the seller. Thle th intg ror the farmer to do is to keep his to >)acco) as uniform aS plossible. If it snl't thiis way why he c.an~ class it. We hav'e ai fnumaber of farmers~l' that do hlis. I mean he r'emove.-4 the greeanior lur'i , shou1(1li e hapien to have thIiis cat tered thrtouigh hiis toblacco, bwhih 5 iusuatlly en -'ise:l from noor1 st tnds it ha field, (1if'erent setr negs, this enn )te averted bly havingi gcod plants eanl refttoug a good statnd the f'rat set tin"' .vhih hn le should do by all meanos if toss ile. The farlmer' emf mutch mor'e 'asily r'emove'c tob'veo that dloes not uat eh up p roper'ly and do it muore liteidly t h an the farm'e.- that hi s six rsteven1 g'rades to lpink (lit class and .ie op esa ih ' do ina North C roldina. Mr. Sprott did not m'ention thle shorlt 1 (e that became aitpparenit ill Nor'thI :arolina and Virginina after the ece dve r'ains that visited those tw' Mtattes as we'll as ours. ''rhe Nor'th roliina hlar1eau of cr-op; ttion't'o ''rnorters. reive North Cairolina only 385 000.000 pounds 0or estimlatedl i. n their' September reort, mluch was WOULD IMINATE GREAT PACKERS Plan Presented to House Agriculture Committee. EFFORT FOR ECONOMY Representative of Texas Live Stock Growing Organizations Gives Views at Washington. Washington, Mar. 2.-Virtual elim ination of the big packers from the meat industry and substitution of all, local and cooperative stock y'irds and slaughter houses was sug gested today by Ed C. Lassiter of Texas, representing live stdck grow ing organizations, before the house Igriculture committee. The packing business now is uneco nomical, Mr. Lassiter asserted cauging injury both to live stock producers mid consumers. Transportation of cat tle to the packing centers and return shipment of meat to consumers in volves an economic loss, he said which -an be eliminated only by legislation to reduce control of the big packers mnd to foster small, cooperative agen -ies widely distributed. Lassiter also urged separation of large stock yards from packer con trol. The yards, he said should not be )wneIld by a holding comipany but by the railroad and a transportation ad inet. Transfer of packers' stock in the yards to other than railroad inter ests, the witness said, would not meet the demands of the live stock produc ing intere.:ts. Indepondent stock yards and slaugh Letring points (an not be developed, Mr. aIssiter said, so long a seong ress premits the large packers to have such a pipLlIIlodranlt share of business MeL' Sai/.z; of tho fri1t heb, : pack ers have to distribute the witness de dred, obtained for the m-koirs special favors from the railroads sumtelient. to Mr. Lassiter opposed ownership of refrigerator cars by the packers, who he said, also should be divested of all interest in cattle loan companies. Maniy of the witnesses wh no have op posed the pending, legislation for pack er control, Mr. Lessiter said, were bor rowveid from the packe rs or "'packer banks." Lassiter in the course of his testi mni' iny charged that lerbet Hoover when food administrator in 1917 sup pressed a report by on ad In inist.ration 2omm01 ittee justifying prices charged for milk by dairymen's organizations. Mr. Hoover decided, the witniess said, that public opinion was so adverse to the dai rymien that a report in their suptIort would have an infoitunate ef feet.L The formeir food administrator Ilso was said by the witness to have refused to extend the food adminis tration's tontrol to caItle and other live stock. except hogs. Commiittee im em bers objected to the rtrend of' the testi mon y, siayi n Mr. HToover ough}it to 1. ave o~pp oirtunity to in swer P 7r. L ass;it or's tbharges. lDECLA RES (CHARCGES VA LSE WNash ingt on, Ma rch 2.--(I Ca rges of iimmorality and lax discipline among [he inates of t he P'ortsmoith, N. H. naval prison were hel to be wi thiout founi dation in the report of the speO inl botmrd of invtst igat ion, made pub lic todlay biy Assanit Set cetary Roost' celt.a membiemr of the heard. The hioardI's reliorit, uph old thle ad mnistrat ion of Commiander Thomas Mot t Osborne, declaring that the alle Lations madei against hiis admiinistra tion were baised on "hiealway evidlence and( tunrliabile wvit nesses."' G LASS ATTIA(KS PitOPOSAL miaiden spch todayi, Sentor Class, ii o rat. of VirginIa, prot ested( nainiist what. he claimed to be efforts ~mi the part (if some Seiiatiors to plair> he iesponsibuility on the Treia'suryv De aiortet, for' delay ini iiomlin~ g thbe iewv speedway' hiospitalI at (Chicago. l'he formter Sec rotaryv of the Treasury hlelared that to compnllete the hospital ~or the est ima ted cost of Ot00,)00 vould be to er'ect ''a lprplual eye iore anmd a iisg race to the nat ion."' Tlhe unewt Senator attlaclhi;an aend nent to the second deficiency bill, ((on ;aiined in thle con ference ieport which v~oul d adhd $400 000 to thle $3, 000,0000 11lready appropriated, and declared hat the action, if approved hy the otei would virtualIly make a gift if $050,000 to the builders of the hios )if-nl. in round numbers about 45,000,000 shorter than 1918. The United States Goveaiment report at that time for the tobacco crop showed a condition of 73.6 for the entire United States. This was based on October forecast. First government report, which forecasted a production of 1?278,0.!2,000 lbs. The crop condition, September 1, 1918, was 85 per cent and the United States re port for 1916 was. 1,3,,0,019 000. Later reports gave North Carolina 68 per cent of a normal' crop, with an i creased acreage of 15 per cent over 1918. And , note another appalling statement that her quality was 80 per .ent, I think the final reports will ,iive North Carolina about 315,000,000 rho reports that were abroad rat the time referred to no doubt helped North Carolina in realizing higher. prices than she would have otherwise realized, notwithstanding that she raised the finest bright tobacco grown in the entire world, and leads !ll others States naturally in sales for her pro(l ucts, viz tobacco. So to sum up, N.>rth Carolina. grew 550 pounds per acre. her condition was 68 ler- cent ,and her quality 80 per cent. Now I can not see how my friend, Mr. Sprott, or anybody else can see why she should not have done exceptionally well under these circum stances. Now Mr. Farmer the thing for us to do in the future ir to give more at -tention to better methods of cultiva tion. Let's drain our land, let's use more good wood in curing our tobacco let's be sure that we cure wll. I know. plenty of new planters in South Caro lina and especially in this county that di: not have enough wood last, season I to cure properly two curings of to bacco will say. out of live that he 1d grown. What else do we need ? We need to exercise more eare about letting too much moisture get into our tobacco, keep your barns closed in wet weather, and be doubly certain that you have killed all your stems when, you cure. Should yon find any w)hy take thei out at the barn, and by all means keep them out. of your eured tobh-eco. 11un11 th 'ri over in 'he next eurilng. You should give every phase of tohcco growing iarked attention. This certainly is done in North Caro !ina. Let's prot fibyN what our sister State I' J itn * 11e . (7.. good ('n()t i01 Sense mn produling tobacco. You canl not L-eat it like cotion or corn, and expect good resultF, you certainly will be <isappointel. dltivate what to iaeco you cann rce'onably ntleni to %gth good earea, ni1 b sur' you do not neglect other c roils, which I have ('flnum1ierated that we en, n grow and' nrofi. by along with the ealtivation of; our* tobacco. I want to see Southli C.rolina toblacco stayI' in goal denmanud and this can be promotced and fostered by the met hod!s mentioned above. T have been handling South Carolina to ba.co for more than twenty years and I am certainly in a pouition to know' where of I speak. My position about the grading of tobacco isn't new waIh me. When it was agitared in 1915, 1 then opposed it ani wrote severall a r tieles to this paper in answer to one by Col. Sellers. of Sellers, S. f. Mr. Sprott. nmale specia! m'n tion of the fact. that we need mor% time to handl our roo. I think his sur~res Iion imely and 1m hi'i'hly in favor of baving more tie, I thlink the mididle of Sept ember or Ifirst of October wo'dd 'est the required deIan! along this line. I find in iy busines. that the farners. want to sell rnab fas. as he wants to get through w;th to baceo, so he cn handle other crop. cotton, hay, et.-. Now about the South Carolina nmarkets being so crowded Last. season that my friend referrel to in los~ last article, th is was laryely caused by the railroad strike in1n :o- Th ame (cond1it ion preva iled inI Virginia amnd North Carolina. Theri was one con ti niious rush1 from st art to' Inish. The tobacco waerehousemen i Vireginia and Nort I('r ol in a wo rke nie.ht nd daoy. Soulth Ci(arol ina wasn't 'rowxded in sellin'g like the ove C: " el St ate's. Northl ('aroli al o'n so'd 11 7.00,000 piounids during the. mo'nth of October': Leixingitoni,K. '()l' '47 (00.000 poundis (on one market hi about two monthls. You can not hold he boy's down when toabacco re'ls to suit, them. Mann ieg. S. C., Feb. 27, 1920. ('tl(GES OF SIMS Washington, Mar. 2.--Investigationi by a court of inquiry of the circum stances of Rear' Admiral William B. Fletcher's removal from commoandl of A meorician naval forces at Brest by Ad . miral Sims in October, 1917, wans or dered today b~y Secretary D~an iels. 'The cou rt will con vene in Washington Mon (lay, the day before the opening of the investigat ion by the Senate noaval com mUit tee of Adml 1iral Sims' critic ism of naval poli(cy just preceding and diir ing the wvar. Rear Admiiral Fletcher was p'eremP toril1y dectachedl from comm nand at llrest fol lowving the torpledoing of the transport An til los on a ieturn trip til the Uniited( States. Representations by Admiral Sims at the time that Ad miral Fletchmer was "so untsatisfactory iln in itiat ive and(* .iudgmnent tha t lhe sihul o longer he. enItrusted wvith the Uirest commalnd," will form the sub) ject of the inquiry orderedl by Mr. Daniels.