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THE CONCORDIA SENTINEL
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VOL. XXXX VIDALIA, CONCORDIA PARISH, LA., SATURDAY .JUI'NE, 25 1921
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AGREE TO PLAN ON
ORDINANCE FIXING OIL AND GAS
LEVY AT THREE PER GENT
IS APPROVED BY GOVERNOR
No Limitation Is Placed On Rate the
Legislature Fixe-Allocated $200,
000 of Severance Tax Fund-
eaton Rouge. La.-By a yea and
nay vote of ?1 to 53, with twenty-two
absent sad not voting, the Constitu
tional Convention struck out of the
taxation schedule the ordinance adopt
d recently fixing the severance tax
o oil and gas at 3 per cent and al
loeating one-third of the tax up to
1200.000 a year to the parishes where
the taxes are contained, and in its
place inserted a substitute by Mr.
Phelps of New Orleans placing no lim
itation on the authority of the Legis
lature to fix a severance tax, but re
uhlrlng the lawmakers to allocate to
the parishes one-fifth of the amount
Imposed up to $200,000 per annum.
The. Phelps substitute reads:
"Taxes may be levied on natural
resaource severed from the soil or
water, to be paid proportionately by
the owners thereof at the time of
evernac. Such' natural reseonue
may be classified for the purpose of
taxation sad such taxes predicated up
e either the quantity or value of the
psuadct at the time and place where
I is severed. No serevance tax shall
be levied by say parish or other local
embdrlesu of the state
"Neo Ather or additional tax or
iemNe ghall be Imposed upon oil
or a lases rights, or on land,
by leasse of the presence of oil or gas
the~s or their production there
*o The Leislatue shalln llocate a
Sof the severance tax a oil
gse not less than cenfth of the
t ollected therein to the parish
-ers wthi which sub tax t collect
4d; perled, the emoust thus al
l s sa ln emtsed two hundred
-amied deaes i sa perish in so
. s tgislature sd pmie s or
ar N ties of theto tds anseateod
I* tie -shese auner this reedels
t - seversnai asatheorities hay
.W erd-dd ever the teatory
eom within whish uch resources are
sevme and tae cellected."
The Phelps substitute is what Is
liwN s a oemprmis measure. It
wa Wlhe result of a series of confer
eres held in Baton Rouge during the
past two days The governor and sv
4al membesu-of the Ceovention op
a the ordinance adopted by the
4eaventio which fihad the severance
1 rate at I per ceM t on the ground
ha it twas a violatle of the "gen.
tlSms's agreement" whereby the rate
was made I per coat It was held that
It would be a breach of atth on the
part atof the state to ralei the rate
witht the comeet ofet all patles in
h the meanwhile the parishes with
aersl resuroces were Insistent in
-beht demands that they either be giv
a the right to Impose a severance
, or that the state allocate to them
a se pesMestag of e t ax. Rep
-- i a f tM d i l er ompadl
4g0 ass RoagS and parteiated
Me*I5esur . As a result it was
.p aeiates i be he in September.
t ib d galso the severance t a on
. Wi t 13 per At ad pdoeate
1 ther ha siness mes of Patter
pb: bai g egassed Or the purpose
-a. supeat a dance p1avion here. An
SaLe·n in w h it
re .,y de-ad the
a a Nhbin so sad had
*ee Ner - shs eear
s .5arOde could*
to the parishes one-fifth of the amant
imposed by the state up to $2009,9 a
Governor Parker approved the
agreement, and the Phelps substitute
was drawn in a way to open the route
to the Legislature, to carry out the
lagreement, and at the same time en
able the lawmaking body to either In
crease or diminish the tax as condi
tions change in future.
However, many of the delegates
from the oil and gas producing par
Ishes were not satisfied with tne com
promise plan. They insisted that the
I share of those parishes, as well as the
3 per cent tax, should be definitely
fixedp the constitution. Represen
tas of the parishes wanted the Is
sue settled now, and now left to the
The question was presented to the
convention at the afternoon session,
when the report of the co-ordination
committe on the ordinance adopted
recently came up for action. The cor
mittee had redrafted the ordinance
previously adopted, and when the
committee report was read by the sec
retary Mr. Phelps offered his compro
That had the effect of starting a
flow of oratory that continued for
more than three hours. Chairman
Burke of the coordination committee,
announced that he would personally
support the Phelps substitute. Mr.
Phelps said his substitute had deen
adopted by many of the delegates as
fair and reasonable and he believed it
would work out satisfactorily for the
state, the perishes and the interests
Former Governor Pleasant opposed
the Phelps substitute. He urged the
convention to stand by the original
AoRinance Siing the seveance tax at
3 per cent. Then, reading from a pre
pared manuscript, he proceeded to
ctriiciase the so-alled "gentleman's
agreement" in caustic terms. The
agrement, he said. was not and could
not be be binding on the eonvention.
Mr. Pleasant then quoted from the
report of the taxation commslasn, of
which Judge Thomas A. Milling. now
attorney for the Standard Oil Com
pany, was chairman, in which the com
mission favored a severance tax rate
in Louisiana equal to the Oklahoma
rate, 3 per cent
"It will be seen." Mr. Pleasant said.
"that the very tax commission created
by the Legislature of 1920, approved
by the governor, and partly appointed
by him, and consisting mainly o
meobers of the Lsgislature, uaimousc
ly recommended a 3 per cent sever
ance tax, a part of which shall go to
the parishes in which natural re
sources are severed. But the 8tandard
011 Company and other similar inter
eats step in and hold the governor's
Sfeet to the fire with a so-called 'gen.
tlemen's agreement.' to which this
convenuon and the citriens of this
state were not parties. And now it
is requested that we, too, must sac
rifice the dignity of thb state and ab
rogate a portion of its soveriga power
by toasting our feet before the same
Mr. Rosen of New Orleans favored
the Phelps substitute. He said he did
not wish to tie the hands of the Legis
lature in dealing with the severance
tax situation. Replying to Mr. Pleas
ant, he said it looked as if the oil pro
. ducing parishes are attemptilr to hold
the feet of the convention to the fire.
S.'ormer Governor Sanders, in sup
a porting the Phelps substitute, said
- that he wished to point ,out that it
i made it mandatory on the Legislature
a to allocate one-fifth of the severance
- tax to the parishes. etferring to a
a criticism by Mr. Pleasant of oafete
I eee on the severanea tai, Mr. Sand
a era said the delegate as well as other
Letisems had a right .to hold cooer.
eoea. That was the oealy way, he
Ssaid, n which minds ea be brought
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Ponchatoular-The bridge over the
Ponchato, l river on the Hammaond.
New Orleuna Highway has been com.
pleoted, but owig to the exceedingly
Sheavy rainfall which softened the ap,
preaches, the bridoge has not been
opened to traffic.
SPlaquemine.-Mrs. L G. Kirk, home
demonstrating agent, ave an all-day
-short course in canning recently at
a St. Gabriel School Another course
was also siren at Aunsta 8chooL
SNatchitoches. - The Natchltoches
I Unit of the National Guard is now s
aseured fact, as forty-nine of the o
Sauired fifty men already have Joined.
. The company will be under the core
I mead of Captain W. D. Shaler. torm
or adjutant of the old pFirst Infanttry.
p Captatin Shaer saw service on the
Mexlean border and also during the
atclitoches. - The Natchitochee
N lks eelebrated Flag Day with an in
4terustfng program, fbllowed by a
p Msree.-Wamnu l have been is
Ietd r the Department t Conservs
to put a step to isM do
o he ermesas waai agtas,
S.AYS SUMMER TRAINING CAMPS
ARE KEYSTONE OF LAND
OUTLINES FUTURE POLICY
Citizens' Camps Anti-Militaristic and
Democratic-Warns Against Over
confidence There Will Be
No Futtre Wars.
Washington.-What will be Amer
ica's future military policy? Gen. Per
shing, recently appointed chief-of
staff, in the first interview given
since his return from France, revealed
the guiding rule of that policy as he
will carry it out.
Anything which the former com
mander-in-chief of the A. E. F. has to
say concerning military affairs, is, of
course, of interest. But of particular
significance are his views as express
ed, for in addition to the authority
which his recent appointment gives to
him, he has been selected by the ad
ministration also to direct in another
capacity, the organization of Ameri
ca's armies-active and in reserve for
any future war.
Briefly, it may be said that Gen.
Pershing believes the citizens' mili
tary training camps, to'be conducted
this summer, can be made the key
stone of this country's land arm of
Although he did not express it in
so many words, it was clear that Gen.
Pershing has no idea that universal
military service will ever be estab
lished. Adequate citizen soldiery,
rather than a large standing army, is
the goal to which he is working.
Of such conviction in his determi
nation to have the citizens' camps
made a success that he consented to
break his long standing rules against
interviews and discuss with the writer
the significance of the camps
But before so doing he made clear
In no uncertain terms that he was
speaking not as a professional sol
dier, but a an American and a citi
sea interested more in the broad pol
icy of national preparedness than In
,y advantage which mtght accrue to
the regular army.
"I am always fearful," he said,
"that any views I might express will
be regarded in that light.
"This is a big question, however,
and I hope the country will realize
that my convictions are in no way
colored by the fact that I am a pro
In two respects, ea. Pershing ai,
the camps serve as a foundation for
our military policy "though rough
ly consistent with America's national
traditions," ha added.
"P~rst, they are anti-militaristic and,
second, they are democratic to the
"It is no longer to be doubted that
with worl4 conditions as they are
preparedness for war, as Lincoln said,
is insurance for peace.
"To train a man to defend his
eountry is no more developing a mill
tarist of him than it is making a
pugilist of a boy to teach him how
to use his fists in self-defense.
"That, we can quickly dispose of.
What I do want to impress, however,
is the value to democracy of these
eampe and the army we hope to buI!d
up through them.
"We have never had a military a
tocracy in this country, thank eod,
and we never will
rTILLMAN iS *DiSOWNED."
17-YeOld Se Sides With Mother
and Says Cannet Reognile Father.
New York.a-"Bud" 8tilman. 17, has
"disowned" his ifather, James A. Still
man, who is sulng Mrs. 8tllman for dl
vorce. "It seems a hard thing to sy,
but I can,no longer recognise as my
father the man who is attacking my
mother," declared the boy today when
he wuas interviewed in Mrs. Stlllman's
Fifth Avenue apartment
"I.left Milton academy during the
Easter vacation to be near my moth
or," he continued. "Now I am boning
like the deuce to pass my exams.
"It is hard work, but I am glad I
same. I don't know whether I have
been of any use to mother, but I just
love to be near her. I wish I could
get in the thick of the fisht with her.
It's a big fight. She is winnin, and
I wish I could help her to win quicker
and more omplte.".
Clark Again Chairman.
Wuashigton-The Interstate Com
merce Commission announced that E.
. Clark had been ananimously re
elected chairman of the commission
or the year termlating June 30, 1922.
. K. "T. WlII Improve.
Dallas, Tezas.-Bipenditures total
lag more thsa six million dollars for
isprovements on its property in dt
feret ities in Texas is contemplated
by the MisbourI UsaUs & Texas Ra
way f Teas It was learned here.
HeavMy Pie fer Drunk.
Newport INews Va--Wklam Brooks
t his eIr was Iven 12 mants In
.., ad Used WS0 by Jdes V. C.
;,M851 d ~ krL a~lo
GEN. P. C. MARCH TO RETIRE
Man Who, as Chief-of-Staff, Speeded [
Up Troop Movements, Will Write
Washington.-Gen. Peyton C. March,
chief-of-staff of the army, who will be
succeeded July 1 by (;en. John J. Per.
shing, will retire from the army on c
By direction of the president. Sec
retary of War Weeks has accepted
Gen. March's request for retirement
dating from Nov. 1, 1922, and for leave
of absence beginning July 1.
In making this announcement the
secretary of war made public an ex.
change of letters between himself and
the chief of staff. Gen. March indi
cated that he had determined upon
this course some time ago. He plani
to travel in Europe and to write on
Gen. March's course did not come
as a surprise to many of his associ- 1
ates in the army who recalled fric. a
tion that has existed for some time
between him and Gen. Pershing, who
succeeds him. S
Gen. March was chief of artillery
of the American expeditionary forces a
in France when the decision of Presi- I
dent Wilson to assign Gen. Bliss, then I
chief of staff, to the supreme war
council necessitated the selection of 1
his successor. Gen. March was re
called to fill the post at the time when
movement of American troop- to
France was in its initial stages and
after Secretary Baker had discussed
the matter with Gen. Pershing. It
was under his direction that troop
movements were speeded up sharply,
only to be virtually doubled in speed
later after the last German offensive
brought matters on the battle front
to a crisis.
MIRACLE IN SURGERY.
Soldier, With Vocal Chords Shet
Away, Learns to Talk Again.
Washington.-Ralph M. Bowman, vo
cational student, whose vocal ehoads
were destroyed in the world war, can
talk again after being speechless for
two years. Restoration of Bowman's
voice was announced by the federal
board for vocational education. Bow
man was wounded in Prance, Dec. 3.,
1819, by shell fire. His vocal chords
were destroyed and part of his chin
was torn away by a shell fragment
lpdging in front of the vertebrae at
the base of the neek.
The unfortunate soldier was sent to
St. Louis for treatment and tratning in
an institute for the deaf and dumb.
There his Saw was made.taight with
metal casts. A perfect set of lower
teeth with imitation gums were made
A platic operation on his chin left oaly
a trace of scar almost unnoticeable,
and best of all, the patient learned t
WOULD BUY CUBAN SUGAR.
Zayss Plans To 8ell on Long Term
Credits To Other Countries
Havana.-Purchase with $40,000,000
in bonds of Cuba's surplus sugar by
the government, Sich then will dis
lpoe of this surplus on long term eed
it to countries which at present are
unable to buy in the open market be
cause of financial conditions, is a
project which it is stated authorita
tively was discussed at a meeting of
tho cabinet with President Alfred
Zayas. The bonds, it is proposed,
would bear six per cent, mature in 29
years and be guaranteed by a tax of
30 cents on each sack of elaborated so
gar produced in the republic.
Heeds Livestock Men.
Cleveland, Ohio.-Everett C. Brown
Chicago, was re-elected president
or the National Livestock Exchango at
the closing session of its annual con
vention. J. 8. Boyd of Chicago, was
elected sucretary and M. A. Moody, of
8t. LOUis, treasurer.
COAL EXPORTS NIGHER.
Brltlesh Strike Credited With CaumIng
Washingtoa.-Exporte of coal are
running at a rate In excess of the av
erage last fall, when the forezgn move
ment was at its heiglht, according to
the weekly report of the geological
survey. Figures applying only to
Hampton Roads show that as a result
of the increased foreign demand due
to the British coal strike the total
Sdumped for foreign account during the
week ended June 11 amounted to 482,
917 tons, which was an increase over
the preceding week of 62,006 tons. Of
this total 369,585 tons were for export.
MEXICO SELLS U. 8. MONEY.
Dereed That All Foreign Money Must
Be Converted Into Gold.
Juares, Chihuahua, MexIlco.-MexL
can bankers are disposing of Ameri
can silver dollars in large quantities
according to information received in
Juaes. The money market is being
flooded as the result of the issumance
of a decree which states that alt for
eign money in circulation in Mexico
must be converted into gold.
Newspaper Plant Burns.
Fumter, 8. C.-Flre destroyed the
plant of the Osteen Publishing com.
panv, publishers of the Sumter Daily
Item and the Watchman and South
r, causing a loss that is estimated to
Killed in Beomb Test.
SWashlasgtoa.-Capt. Joseph U. HaM
Iof New Havea, Coa., died at the Wet
ter eed Hspital of tneuries reeslve
Into the lraliame bse ine t the
- m -g g -ga ( -aggiga)
iREEKS MUST HALT, B
)RIVE AGAINST TURKS WILL PRO- n
LONG GREAT FINANCIAL t'
CONSTANTINE IS NEAR END K
King Doomed, Regardless of Which nt
Decision He Makes, Belief-Allies
Demand That Peace Be Main
tained in Near East.
Paris.-Constantine may fall and a
Venizelos may resume power in Greece bt
as a result of an ultimatum sent by la
Great Britain, France and Italy to
Athens demanding that the offensive n
against the Turkish nationalists be
withheld and the Greek government
submit the matter to the big powers c
for mediation with Mustapah Kemal o
Lord Curzon, Premier Briand and ra
the Italian representatives demanded a
of Athens that hostilities should not
commence until the big three had
been given opportunity to arrange an
amicable settlement with the Turk C
If King Constantine persists in
launching the offensive the big pow
ers will continue the financial block- P
ade of Greece, which has been ef- 0
fective since Venizelos was" over- i
thrown, and will maintain strict neu
trality in the Dardanelles and Black s
Sea, preventing Greek blockade of
Anatolian ports and thus permitting
shipments of supplies and munitions
to reach the Kemalists. The ulti- a
matum also provides that Greece ac
cept revision of the Sevres treaty to v
the extent that Smyrna be placed un
der Interallied control temporarily,'
which it is expected Kemal will ac
cept The mast Thrace problem was
left for settlement when the supreme
If Greece accepts the ultimatum
and peace with the Turks is estab
lished, the "big three" promise to lift
the financial embargo and permit the
Athens government to arrange its
Veniselos, who arrived secretly
from London, was present at Quai
d'Orsay during the confernces, and c
belef. were epreseed that if Constan- .
tine accepted the ultimatum he womad t
Dewafall of the Constantine govern- a
moat would seem asmred in the fu- f
tore, however, If the ultimatum was d
rejected, as the Greeks lack funds, t
munitions and supplies, and if the "big t
three" permit shipments of war sup
plies to the Kemalists it is expected 4
the Turks will drive the Greeks from t
Smyrna into the sea. a
It is believed by some that the I
Athens government may accept the
ultimatum on condition that the allies 1
reimburse Greece for the cost of
maintaining its army in Asia Minor
since last year, when the Sevres
treaty was adopted.
INDICT CITY OFFICIALL
46 Persons, Including Councilman and
Detectives, Named in Inquiry.
Atlanta, Ga.-Forty-five persons, in
cluding three city detectives and a
city councilman, were named in sealed
indictments found by the Fulton coun
ty grand jury as a result of the recent
Investigation into operations of the
so-called "bunco rng," which were
opened by Judge John D. Humphries.
A number of thoe indicted were
charged with misdemeanors growing
out of alleged gambling operations.
PROTEST OIL TAX.
American Firte Object to increased
Tax on Petroleum in Mexlco
Washington.-Protest against the
payment of the recently imposed 25
per cent increase in the tax on petro
leum in Mexico will be made to 8ec
retary Hughea by representatives of
the Association of Producers of Petro
leum in Mexico. It was announced
that the conference had been arranged
and that it would be attended by the
more important officials of the various
oil companies, members of the organ
Fighting Life Too Hard.
Mexico City.-The business of mak
ing a living by fighting seems to have
undergone a decline in Mexico. This
is indicated by the fact that 1,200 sol
diers, some of them retired and some
in active service, have asked the gov
ernment for tracts of land for small
Norway's Cabinet Quits.
London.-The Norwegian cabinet has
resigned, says a dispatch from Krlis
tiania to the Central News.
COLONEL 18 RELIEVED.
Cruelty Charge At Army Post Bringe
Against Cavalry Offiloer.
Washlingaton. - Secretary of War
Weeks has relieved CoL F,. 8. Folts,
United States cavalry, from command
at PFort Oglethorpe, Ga., following na
vestigation of charges that Private
George P. Rhodes had been plaeced in
b1r at that pest. The eme was
woegh in the attetho of seurgary
Westh by COgreesmm lesmmblsst.
BUSINESS MAY ABSORB DEBT
Allied Loans Would Be Converted Inte
Certificates Bearing Higher
Rate of Interest.
Washint,ton.-Authir rity to readjust
the etit:rt foreign I; in situationll so
that tlh. nl:LtiOll'n out -l.lnin g credits
IIaiy ." pit nlto inore ldef:niti fornt i
to b. rI.-.te l of congresl 1a the near
ftI;r ' j" . t i, rl ruiniriM Xation.
The ,t i iiritration s plan, which
as d dlit.fcus d at I,.n ltth at a cabinet
meetring. co'nt.rrillatt s cnversion ,of
the loans owed by European nations
into interest-bearing certificates which
could be absorbed by American busi- i
ness and commercial interests.
Congress will be asked by Secre,
tary of the Treasury Mellon, to give
to his department sufficient authority
to make these conversions. In some
cases the department already has that
authority under the' Liberty loan act. t
but there are other instances, particu t
larly relating to overdue Interest,
where additional legislative action is I
It Is understood that the president's
policy with regard to unpaid Interest
contemplates a distribution of the
overdue payments over a long period
of years. An increase in the interest
rate would be used to absorb these
NICKEL COMING BACK.
Can Actually Buy Shine and Concert
Washington.-For the first time
since war prices sapped its purchasing
punch, the nickel here stands on its
own feet without the support of a fel
low nickel or its first cousin, the
penny. The nickel now suffices for a
shoe shine of pre-war lustre.
As a matter of fact, the five-cent
piece buys more than a shine in this
particular place-it pays for a concert
as well. Caruso, McCormack, Jolson,
Cantor, Sousa and others of the musci
world supply toe inspiration to the
uniformed bootblacks and entertain
ment for the shine.
Several doors away a 10-cent shoe
shine parlor is struggling against fate
-fate in the shape of a shine and
canned music, all for the small sum
of five cents.
RAISE SUNKEN SUB.
U-117, Anchored Off Cape Charles, To
Be Used For Target.
Washington.-The former German
r submarine U-117, turned over to the
I U. n Mavy after the armistice, was an.
I chored In 50 fathoms of water, s
miles east of Cape Charles, Virginia,
I to become the target for nearly 60
bomb-carrying airplanes. The aerial
attack on the ex-U boat will be the
first of a series of experiments con
s ducted Jointly by the army and anvy
t to determine the resulting damage to
t the vessel. Similar tests will be con.
ducted later against a former German
I destroyer, cruiser and battleship and
a the radlo-coatrelled American battle.
ship Iowa. The navy will send 24
* planes and the army will use 33 bomb
a ing airplanes in the test. Nearly 200
_ bombs trill be dropped on the submers
e ible, unless the vessel is sunk before
r the conclusion of the experiment.
EFFECT SALES BUREAU.
Will Sell Wool for Texas Farmers On
Dallas, Texas.-Organization of the
Southwestern Farm Bureau, Wool and
Mohair Growers' Co-operative Associa
l tion was effected. The organization
s was formed to help the wool grower
Ssell his product at a profit. Approxi
- mately one million ,pounds of wool
t have been signed up, with a like
a amount in prospect, it was announced.
SThe wool will be stored mostly at
SHouston, Texas, with the idea of mak
Sing that city the wool center of the
I southwest. A charter has been ap
TO RESTORE STATUE.
d Memorial to Lincoln Ordered Replaced
After Being Hidden Away.
e Washington. - Washingtonians, and
5 visitors to Washington in the pat,
. who have been interested In the re
moval of a statue of Lincoln from in
Sfront of the old courthouse in the Dis
Strict of Columbia, will be interested to
d know the president has Joined actively
d In the movement to have it restored.
The statue was removed when the
Scourthouse and grounds 'ere improv
ed recently, and was said to be hidden
away in somne out-of-the-way basement.
Since this happened a movement was
started in London to have it sent there
to be placed in a public park.
e Confirm HawaiIan Governor.
is Washington.-The nomination of
1- Wallace R. Parrington for governor
e of Hawaii was confirpled y the sen
C- ate. CapL Sumner E. iftelle, of
l the navy, was confirmed as governor
of the Virgin Islands.
SNew York.-Directors of the Ches
. peake & Ohio railroad.have again de
ferred its quarterly dividend.
DUTCH CABINET QUITS
, Resignation Due to Row Over Reo
ganization of Army.
. 'London.-Offtclal announcement o,
s the resignation of the Dutch cabinet
ad was issued in The Hague, says a die
a patch to the Central News from the
o Dutch capital. It is understood the
in resignation was prtncipally due to do
f teat in the second chamber of the
ry Dutch ParIament of the main clase
1, In the bit fior mregamadtlon a the
HARDINlG PLLIS TO
TO ASK CONGRESS FOR AUTHOR.
ITY TO CONVERT AMOUNT DUE
INTO LONG-TIME BONDS.
TO INCREASE INTEREST RATE
President Hopes to Have $9,000,000
European Loan Absorbed by U. 8.
Washington.-Authority to readjust.
the entire foreign loan situation as
that the nation's outstanding credits
may be put in a more definite form
is to be requested of Congress in the
near future by the administration.
The administration's plan, which
was discussed at length at a cabinet
meeting, contemplates conversion of
the loans owed by European nations
into interest-bearing certificates which
could be absorbed by American busi
ness and commercial interests.
Congress will be asked by Secretary
of the Treasury Mellon to give to his
department sufficient authority to
make these conversions. In some cases
the department already has that
authority under the Liberay LIan act,
but there are other Instances, particu
larly relating to overdue interest,
where additional legislative action is
It is understood that the President's
policy with regard to unpaid interest
contemplates a distribution of the over
due payments over a long period .of
years. An increase in the interest
rate would be used to absorb theme
The administration's plan is to have
the foreign government's substitute for
the promissory notes aggregating mosr
than $9,000,000,000 now held by this
nation, long-term bonds bearing sa
Interest rate yet to be determined
upon. While there is little prospect oa
such bonds being used to take up Lb
erty bonds for some time, it is believed
that this might be possible after cor
ditions become stabilized in Europe. It
also is considered possible that some
s of the bonds might be placed success
0 fully on the market after a period of
" Two definite principles have been
, adopted In considering funding opera
p tioms. The first is that no part at
either principal or interest shall be
a "forgiven." The other is that while
. Interest acheumulated up to the time
r the funding operation is completed
s may be spread out in one way or am.
k. other, Interest accumulating after the
a funding operation-or from some fiad
I date soon thereafter-shall be payable
e at regular intervals.
I That no payments of principal or 1s
r terest which would go to lessee the
I domestic taxes, at least for a year or
- two, will be made on the foreign obli
. gations, was apparently accepted when
negotiations for the funding of the ob
ligations were begun.
DRY LAW ENFORCEMENT
BY STATES IS PLANNED'
Senate Leaders Say That the New
Plat Will Be Put Int Effect
Washington.-Creation of a separate
1 and distinct prohibition enforcement
Sunit n each state, with a state diree
tor at its head, forms the basis of the
t reorganization of the prohibition ea
Sforcement organlzation worked out byh
SCommissioner Blair of the laftbrna
Revenue Bureau and Prohibition Mm -
forcement Commissioner Haynes. The
present admlnistrative disLMtricts, com
prising several states, will be abo
d ''The plan was laid before C(hairmae
-enroe and Senator Watson. (Rlep.),
d Indiana, of the Senate Finance Com
Smittee, who approved it, and it wilR
Sbe put into effect soon. Co-ordinatios
" of the administrative work is the ,tim
' it was explained.
S According to estimates submitted to
y 8enators Penrose and Watson, $150,
000 would be saved immediately by the
Senators to whom the plan was sub
Smitted said the reorganization would'
U tighten up enforcement by centralizing
, authority and abolishing red tape. As
innovation would be the establishment
of "a mobile force of specially qual
fled agents" to operate under the im
>f mediate direction of Director Haynes,
,r but the whole plan, it was explained,
n. is contingent upon retention by the
I treasury of jurisdiction over prohlbl
Major Haynes' report said it had
been "clearly demonstrated after a
thorough trial that the present plan
Sof organization of the prohibition fleld
Stforce should be abandoned."
Nine Held in Theft Plot.
Leavenworth, Kan.-Nlue men are
at liberty under bonds following ar
rests on charges of theft and con
spiracy in connection with the dill.
appearance of army supplies from Ft.
of Leavenworth. Other arresats are erx
et pected, bringing the probable total t
Is. 18 men.
British Coal Strike to CoMtine
Londoe.-The ballot ot thea
e o tims q5mt o ta strQi
mat favoar a enetiavatle.
o l tri i t was eadelea