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r ' ; ' ' ' : 1 : il ill .. f: i 1 Secretary Hughes addressing armament conference at Its' opening session. 'I Cupltol lllunuuated by the "Light of the States" for the conference, ft Illuminated jeweled portal erected for the conference, showing Washington monument In center. NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENTEVENTS Conference May Agree on Naval Armament Reduction Plan Within a Few Weeks. HUGHES' PROGRAM APPROVED Buoaested Minor Modifications Are Being Discussed China Pleads for Rsoognltion as Independent Na tion League Council Gets Af ter the 8erba Progress on Tax Revision Bill. By EDWARD W. PICKARD. TT APPEARS that the prophets In A Washington were all wrong. The great conference seemingly Is going to reach and sign an agreement on llmlta tlon of naval armament without waiting to settle the problems of the Pacific and the Far East. This tendency la a result of Secretary Hughes' down right action In laying before the con ference In Its first session the Amer ican proposal as to navies. Briefly, , that proposal Is that the United i States, Great Britain and Japan agree , to suspend naval construction for ten " years, and during the succeeding ten years build only for replacement ; that I all uncompleted capital ships and many other specified capital ships be , scrapped at once; that the aggregate capital ship tonnage be limited to 000, 000 each for England and America, t and 300,000 for Japan ; that the sea t power of the three nations be main' .- tatned on this basis. There are other features of the program, but every one is familiar with it by this time. t The conference, and the world, 4 at first astounded by this unexpected laying of the American cards on the table, and then the plnn was greeted with loud and universal acclaim. The 'delegates of the other nations could not, If they would, refuse to Indorse It, and at the second open session Great Britain, Japan, Italy and .France, formally accepted It "In prin ciple," with minor modifications. These, as set forth then and later, were as follows: By Great Britain Limit slse and tonnage of submarines; permit con stmctlon of one capital ship a year during ten-year period to retail ship yard facilities; permit retention of ' more light cruisers and gunboats to . police the high seas; reduction In Dumber of naval ship building yards. By Japan Increase of Japan's na val strength to 70 per cent of British and American; cessation of constnic- ; tlon of naval bases and new fortifica tions In the Pacific. t By France Allowance of eight cap- ' Ital ships to safeguard French col onies. By Italy Allowance of six capital tfhlps to protect Italian Interests. ? A committee, of which Col. Theo dore Roosevelt la chairman, set to .work at once to study the plan and I proposal modifications, and by the end of tlw week It was predicted an agree I tnent would be reached within two or i three weeks. Among" the American I experts there was considerable oppo t sltlon to the British suggestions, and the Englishmen dropped the Idea of one battleship a year. I Japan's proposition that there be no 1 mora naval bases or fortifications con structed In the Pacific was expected, and perhaps proves a bit awkward for the United States. It means the abandonment of work and plans In Philippines, Dutch Harbor and tsewhere which have been considered lost necessary for the safety of our sssesslons In the Pacific If not for at of oar Pacific coast But If Mr. ngbes general program Is accepted the other powers It would teem I United States cannot wall declined accept this plsn of Japan. In the p-scrapplng proposal America has most unselfish and perhaps she ' afford to be as generous In other iter. ; - :.. ,.- TTHEN the time cam to pot for. - ward plana for settlement of ' i problems of the Far East none v-' the great powers seemed ready 4v;;eels tOrninq in Russia oishsvlst Government laid ta la Fettering Organisation of Capital Ittlo Trusts and Combinations. Moscow Trusts and combinations are now openly fostered by the Bol shevik government Every day brings announcements of new combinations of small factories to which the soviet government has granted a concession, nri there Is frank discussion- of the necessity fir .organising tod combining with a program. But China, whose status Is the crux of the situation, set before the committee on far eastern affairs the demands of the Astatic republic. Dr. Alfred Sze, head of the Chinese delegation, was the spokesman and he held a pre liminary conference with American officials and In his demands followed their advice In all except one point the creation of a permanent court of arbitration In the Far East China asks respect for her territorial Integri ty, restitution of seised provinces and regions, abandonment of special rights, monopolies, privileges and extraterri torial rights, and withdrawal of foreign troops from her soil and permission to direct her own domestic affairs and govern her own internal and foreign policies. She does not demand that all foreign monopolies and privileges In China be abandoned et once, but that she be given a chance to put herself on a level with other powers and that as time goes on and conditions warrant the economic and political fetters on her be loosened, The British delegation approved the Chinese demands In general, especially the open door policy and the abandon ment of "spheres of Influence.", The Japanese, It was understood, accepted the Chinese program In principle but would Insist that withdrawal of In terest In China should Include all foreign powers. The Chinese dele gates say they make their demands In behalf of all China, Including the southern part where Sun Tat Sen holds somewhat precarious sway, and that Manchuria, Inner and outer Mongolia, Tibet and Turkestan are In cluded In "the Chinese republic." It Is believed one result of the dis cussion of China's program may be the friendly abandonment of the Anglo- Japanese alliance, and the British would be glad to see this source of trouble replaced by some' form of agree ment by the great powers. F'RANCE, as has often been pointed ' out 1 especially Interested In the matter of reduction and limitation of land armament and Premier Briund took the lead In this, though be had no concrete plan, nor any ' working agreement with the United States dele- -'utlon. In his speech he discussed the military situation In Europe, particularly as It effects France, set forth the number of men under arms In the various European countries and made plain the menuce of the Bed forces, especially In Russia. Nor did he neglect to call attention to France's peril from Oennany which, he noted, Is a nation of 05,000,000 while France numbers but 33,000,000. It Is plain that the French will not consent to plans for radical military armament reduction until the Russian and Teu tonic threats are removed. OVER In Europe the League of Na tions feels that Its authority is be ing flouted by Jugo-Slavla, and It has determined to show that It can stop a war. Therefore It advanced the data of Its Paris meeting and took up the matter of the Invasion of Albania by the Serbians. The latter had been ordered to get out of Albania and to observe the boundaries of that state as established' by the allied ambassa dors, but In effect at least, they dis regarded both demands. They did, however) disown the troops In Al bania, claiming they " are Irregulars over which their government bas no control. Meanwhile those "Irregulars" are said to be threatening Tirana, the Albanian capital, and the situation Is about the same as at Vllna where the league scored a failure. KARL and Zlta, ex-rulers of Austria Hungary, have been lanrtod An their Island of exile, Madeira. Portu gal consented to care for them there out me expenses, recxoned at annnt $80,000 a year, will be paid by the states wnicn rormeny mads up their emDlre If the wan of the council of allied ambassadors Is carried out PRESIDENT Harding last Monday signed without sny ceremony the proclamation of peace between the United States and Germany and there Is much debate as to whom ha will select for smbassador to Berlin. First choice among the (ru esters is Con gressman Alanson B. Houghton of Corning, N. I. Ha was born In Massa chusetts fifty-eight years ago, graduat ed from Harvard and the universities Industries In a way to insure their success In the future. It is difficult to believe that a gov ernment which so recently denounced all the processes of capitalism Is now openly advocating and assisting their adoption, " -.-..' ' Tha great effort of the economic council of the government Is to get small Industries started which will supply the small manufactured articles required all over Russia, such as household utensils, kitchen equipment gnrden toa and- small hardware, of Gottlngen, Berlin and Paris, and speaks German and French. 1 Next January Germany is due to pay a reparations Installment of $100,000, 000, and In February a quarterly pay ment of about (00,000,000 on exports. Her financial experts are wondering where It Is to come from and the allied reparations commission In ses sion in Berlin Is working over the problem. The commission believes the Germans can raise the money for those two payments and urge them to do so as a show of good will. There was reason to believe that If they did, the French delegates would consent to grant concessions for the rest of the year. The commission rejected apian of the Industrial leaders of Germany to pawn the country's Industries as a guaranty for the reparations pay ments; Instead it suggested that the Industrial Interests make sacrifices for their country Instead of trying to prof It from Its misery. That Germany Is miserable in some respects Is made evident by the riots In Berlin caused by the Increasing cost of foodstuffs. Many shops were looted. High prices, of course, are caused by the decline of the mark. T JLSTER still stands firmly, or stub J bornly, as you choose to look at It In the way of settlement of the Irish trouble. Craig and bis cabinet, after studying the English plun, re jected It as unfair to their part of the island and offered some kind of a substitute. This the British cabinet In turn rejected, and an exchange of notes between Lloyd George and Craig left the status unchanged. The Ulster Ites reiterated their determination not to submit to anything considered a violation of Ulster's rights. The British premier's stand was strength ened by the action of the Unionist party In convention In Liverpool. The Irish negotiations are dragging out so that Lloyd George may have to abandon bis contemplated trip to Wash ington to take part In the armament conference. 'TpHB congressional conference com nilttee on the tax revision bill has been Ironing out the differences be tween the house and senate measures with considerable rapidity, both sides making concessions. One of the Im portant actions was the elimination of the house bill provisions for the exemption of foreign traders and foreign trade corporations. On Thurs day the conferees suspended their meetings to allow the house to vote on the question of surtax rates. The senate had fixed the maximum rate at 50 per cent and the bouse 'at 32 per cent The "Insurgent" Republi cans of the house were determined to carry through the senate plan so the leaders turned to a compromise. Just Derore ine nouse met President Har ding took a hand in tha affair h in. forming the house conferees that a maximum surtax rate of 40 per cent wouia d agreeable to the administra tion. Tha house, however, by a vote of 201 to 173, instructed Its conferees to accept tha 60 per cent rate. THE week in America was not with out Us serious labor troubles- few weeks are. The garment workers Of New York went on strike In nrn. test against the restoration of the piece work system. Their leaders said most of the 00,000 workers quit but the employers asserted that 60 per cent of the workers bad refused to go out ; In Chicago there was a short but lively strike of the teamsters accom panied by some violence. The men refused to accept a wage cut of $3 a week ordered by an arbiter and ac cepted by tha onion officials. After being out two days they returned to work with tha understanding that they should have a rehearing before the arbiter. Alexander M. Howat for twenty years a leader of tha Kansas miners and now their president was expelled from tha United Mine Workers of America for his refusal to obey the order Of tha International kIUmm tn end the strike in that state. About 4,000 Kansas miners also were suspended from roembershln. ' Rnwt nrt him crowd hava fought uncompromisingly against the Kansas Industrial court Tha Colorado Fuel and Iron company's miners In Colorado struck and state troops were called out Such factories will require large quantities of sheet tin end sheet Iron, which many of them hope to get from America. The present supply 1q Rus sia Is practically nit v . In cities like Moscow and pitrograd the government will supply thfawsmay Industries with electrical power, Th government has granted a con cession to a combination of small knitting factories In Petrograd, which will resume work on the condition that 12 per cent of theljr outputwlll be .cald to the government l te SPECIAL SESSION ALL UNGE NOTHING IN WAY OF PROGRAM OF CORRECTIVE LEGISLATION HAS BEEN NOTED. TO EE ACTION ON EDUCATION Vague Rumors are Current of Attempt to Call Constitutional Convention to do Something About Taxes. Raleigh. Uncertainty enwarps the coming session of the legislature. No legisla tive program has been worked out, Municipal authorities whose agitation over the failure of the municipal Fi ance act brought about the session have evolved nothing yet in the way of a program of corrective legislation, The State Board of Education will be eminently satisfied with a resolution appropriating $700,000 to cover a de ficit. Beyond that there Is no plan. It Is generally supposed that the cities will ask the proper passage of the municipal finance act as It was writ ten last February. No fault has been found with it except that It had not the proper entries made in the Senate Journal. Representative Matthews of Bertie, chairman of the House Com uilttee on Education, will likely offer a resolution for the relief of the school fund, And that Is all. Vague rumors are current of an effort to abolish capital punishment; of an effort to call a constitutional convention to do some thing about the taxation system, and to modernize the basic law generally; of an effort to resusclate the revalua tlon act and restore ' something of equity in taxation among the counties But whether any of these things will be attempted remains to be disclosed Morrison and Bally Differ. North Carolina farmers, delegates at opening session of the fourteenth annual convention of the State Farm era' Union heard Governor Morrison and J. W. Bally, and they heard ex pressions of views on the state's ag ricultural life as far apart as the east from the west. , The governor found North Carolina rich in Its agricultural life, ranking sixth In the total value of its agri cultural products, second in value per capita and first per acre planted. Mr, Bailey mentioned frequently of late as a candidate to succeed Governor Mor rison found the state languishing ag riculturally, the farmers In the depths of despair and the whole state In a bad way because of the poverty of the agriculturalists. Mora Money for State. The war finance .corporation an nounced that an additional $160,000 has been advanced In North Carolina for agricultural and livestock pur- noses. Jno. F. Oakly has been named post master at Benaja, and Miss Mary E. Taylor at Como, Hertford county. Miss Bettle Martin has been confirm ed as postmaster at Biscoe, and James E. Houser, at Cherryvllle. West Point Appointments. Washington, (Special). These men have been designated for West Foint: Robert L. Brldger. Winston-Salem; W. Oscar McMulian, Elizabeth City, and Wilbur R. Carleton, Alexander, Messrs McMulian and Carleton are first alternates. State Colleae Dairy Herd. ' Ttie dairv herd at State college has come to the front with still another record. The Jersey cow Peur s Col lege Farm Fawn, sold at publio auc tion in Charlotte for $830, the highest price ever paid for a Jersey in tms stats at any publio sale. Leolon Committee to Meet The state executlce committee of the North Carolina department of the Amerioan Legion will meet in Sails- hurv Tuesdav. November 29 .accord ing to the call Issued by Commander Thomas W. Bird. Meeting of Secretaries. Secretaries of local merchants' as soclations In 16 North Carolina cities met here tor a conference on various nhaans of association work. At a hannuet thev wen addressed by W, A. Clark, of Richmond, Va., secretary of the Vlrelnla Merchants' associa tlon, and Miss Isabella Craig Bacon, of Washington federal board of voca tional education. Miss Bacon spoke to the secretaries of the establishment of salesmanship schools for retail stores. Report of , Employment Office. A total of Bit men applied to the halt dozen employment offices of North Carolina asking tor help la get ting Jobs during the past week, and $40 of tha seekers were placed In po sitions. The week's report Indicates soma falling off In tha Improvement shown In tha unemployment situation la North Carolina, for there were $20 mora appeals for jobs than there were requests for help from those who hire people. Tha offices referred 881 peo ple to plaoea where they might And work, but only $40 landed. Reason for Change In Route. Whether or not the temporary or der restraining the highway commis sion from changing the route of tha. road from Tarboro to Halifax, which was originally routed by Hobgood, will be contlnaed will be decided at a hearing on November $8, In Halifax. The highway eommlMton was consid ering changing the ; ta from Hob- good because that l Tmnnlty 1ow has a aoo d road, roe d, while anther etsbt miles away, tws ot and the commission wanted to help takef at the reddle cotn.nufjlty. ran Governor Advises Commission. Conferring with the state highway commission, Governor Morrison urged the use of federal appropriation mon ey ou particular projects, recommend ing that the commission not under take to smear It over several roads. This is proposed so that the people may know what roads the state has built and those the government mon ey will build. This money will be used on Inter state highways, in compliance with the federal law. The commission voted to apportion the million and three quarter dollars of federal money among the nine con struction districts on t&e basis of area, mileage and population. Governor Morrison also urged tha commission to enlarge Its construc tion program to the largest extent that sound business and good engi neering will permit He told them that if this state can lead Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia by three or four years in its road systems it will be worth more to the state than the entire system will cost. May Move Revenue Office, Winston-Salem will be the home of the North Carolina branch of the De partment of. Internal Revenue, no mat ter whether the district Is divided or not, in the opinion of most Raleigh folks. If the authorization comes down for a dUtslon of the State into two districts, with lines similar to that dividing the eastern and western district during a part of the Demo cratic administration, Mr. Grissom, It is said, will take over the western district and open up offices In Win ston-Salem. No one doubts that this will be done if the state Is divided in to two districts and an additional col lector appointed. Examination for Postmasters. Washington, (Special). The post office department announced examin ations for the following postofflces in North Carolina, the examination to be beld Dec. 10: Ayden, Belhaven, Chadbourn, Fair- mount, Freemont, Gibson, Halifax, Klttrell, Manteo, Plymouth, Spring Hope, Troy and Vlneland. The war finance corporation has ap proved loans for agricultural purposes of $575,000 to two North Carolina banks and of one loan of $90,000 to be used for the exportation of tobacco, Prohibitionists are Hands Off. The executive committee of the North Carolina Anti-Saloon league ha let it be known that it will not ask the special session of the legis lation for new laws affecting prohibi tion, although It considers legislation to make the state laws harmonise with the federal acts Is badly needed It will play hands off this time be cause it considers the assembly haa been called for a specific purpose. Lease of Muscle 8hosls. Washington, (Special). The an nouncement by Secretary Weeks, of the war department, that plant No. 2, at Muscle Shoals, had been leased to the Alabama Power company, means that the mills and other plants in North Carolina requiring electrio power, will not have to close down. The rates to be charged for the plant are $10,000 a month, 1 cents per kilo watt hour. Fees of Lightning Rod Agents. Insurance Commissioner Wado la sending checks to the different coun ties covering license fees for light ning rod agents operating in these counties. The fee this year is ten dollars per agent, and the county gets all the money these agents pay to the Insurance department. This year so far there has been but $790 paid Into this fund. Putting on Passenger Coaches, The Norfolk Southern railroad Is putting on rebuilt pasengor coaches at the rate of one every 12 days, and by next Maty the system will have as fine a pasenger service as any road operating in the state, according to information given the corporation commission by an official of the road. Fight on Capital Punishment Evidences of a continued fight over the state In behalf of the enactment of legislation at the special session looking to the establishment of a pardon board and the abolishment of capital punishment are reported by members of the general assembly vis iting Raleigh. Tucker for District Attorney. Washington, (Special).-National Committeeman Morehead scored again when the nomination of Irvln B. Tuck er, of Columbus county, for district attorney for the eastern part of the state, was sent in. Mr. Tucker will be confirmed within a reasonable time, Former pSenator Butler opposed his nomination, but will not try to pre vent his confirmation. He said it tho hide had gone why not let the tall go. Wlllam S. Carowan was nominated for postmaster at Columbia. , Two Pardons are Revoked. Governor Morrison has revoked tha pardon of John H. "Red" Brltt of Bun combe county and of Fred Rector of Madison county. Brltt was granted a conditional parole on October 12, 1921 bat Information reaching the Gover nor Is that tha man has already brok en his parole and It Is revoked. Fred Rector, has been free even a shorter time. He was paroled In or der that ha might be treated for tuber ctiloeis. But he has not taken ad vantage of tba opportunity and has violated the conditions ot tha parole. Disputes In Ninth District Information . from Commissioner Doaghton's district is that tha WUkes county people do not feet that they have bean getting thets jiart ot tha roads allotted to this ( , W They believed that tha roat ' 1m North Wilkes boro to Jeffersotl . St be one ot tha, first constructed ,, y was at tha former place that QovH fat Morri son made his good roaoi speech, which stoma of his friend recall as bslsg a pledge that ha would use sv ory effort In his power tb f-A () voada tor this section it 1 (Copy for Thli Dapu-tmsnt Supplied b th AjnarlcM L(lon Nawi Svvlca.) SERVED IN WORLD WAR AT 70 Lieutenant Colonel Wood Began Fighting for His Country at Age of Fifteen, One of the most remarkable war records ever brought to light Is that of Lieut. Col. Marshall W. Wood, U. S. A. (retired) ot Boise, Idaho, Who began fighting for bis country In the Civil war at the age of fif teen years and, after surviving campaigns In the Indian and Span ish A m e r I can wars, entered the World war when seventy years old, serving nearly three years, Today, although seventy-five years old, Colonel Wood is Inspector general of the Grand Army of the Republic, and is chaplain of the John Regan post of the American Legion, Boise, Idaho, which he organized and served as its first commander. Colonel Wood was born June 4, 1840. Fifteen years later he was bearing a musket In the Civil war. He was twice wounded during this serv ice. Later, he served In the Indian wars as senior medical officer In two expeditions against the Cheyenne and Sioux. In the Spanish-American war he was chief surgeon of the First di vision of the Fifth army corps from Its organization until Its abadonment after the Suntlngo campaign. In the World war Colonel Wood was on active duty from June 23, 1010, un til February 28, 1019. He was under fire In ail except the World war and received three medals for distin guished service. PLAN FOR CANADIAN LEGION War Organizations Approve Proposi tion to Amalgamate All Veterans 8lmllar to American Body. The amalgamation ot all war vet erans of Canada Into a Canadian Legion to be founded on principles similar to those of the American Legion has been approved by officials of the various war organizations. More than 10,000 leaders in the vet erans' associations have pledged their support of the merger. It has been shown that one organi zation can operate more effectively and at less expense than a half a dozen organizations with a common Interest and purpose. The merger will make possible a closer co-operation between the veterans and the Canadian government, which has al ready spent $84,000,000 In the estab lishment bf returned soldiers on land. A recent, report shows that 27,000 individual ex-service men have been benefited by the laws, the objects of which were soldier re-establlsbment and the development of the agricul tural resources of the dominion. Un der the law, any ex-service man eligi ble from a military standpoint, having seen service overseas, may, apply for loans up to the maximum of $7,500 for the following purposes: For the purchase of land, $4,500; for stock and equipment $2,000; for permanent Improvements, $1,000. If on Incum bered land, the ex-soldier Is entitled to loans amounting to $5,000; If on free land, to loans amounting to $3,000. In the case of purchased land the settler must pay 10 per cent of the cost price of the land as a guarantee of good faith. DEFENDS THE DISABLED MEN Medical Director Decries Statements Regarding "Fakers," and "Com pensation Chasers." In an appeal for the proper care of disabled veterans of the World war, Dr. Thomas W. Salmon, medical director of the National Commit tee for Mental Hygiene, t ak a s occasion to decry the statements re garding "fakers," "goldbrlckar a" and "compensa tion chasers." "Let us not be misled by this loose talk about fakers," says Doctor Salmon, who Is a member of the American Legion Hospl tallsatlon committee. "Of course there are such men among those who apply for relief. But you will find them everywhere ; In business, In colleges, In politics and even In tha churches." Doctor Salmon, In his plea for com plete and efficient cars of tha disabled men, answers ths assertion that there are 0,000 empty beds In tha govern ment hospitals. , He explains that bads alone cannot cure the disabled and besides, ha says, most of tha 6,000 empty beds ar needed, to constitute the reserve that every hospital with an active service needs. New Club House at II Pseo, A new $86,000 club house for Legion naires of the southwest has been opened at El Paso, Texas, bySl Paso post of the American Legion. The new home la In tha business district ot tha city. ' : ' ,. a, v--'.--'' . - y.v- Net IntentlonaL 1 1 Mother What makes you want to get all dirty and bloody fighting? 8on I didn't exactly want to, Ma, but tliat other kid was kind of, htndy wlfh his ,fisU American --;lon r . - - Carrying On With the American Legion Daniel Chester French, sculptor, who created "The Minute Man at Concord, has been selected to design the me morial for Massachusetts dead In the World war which Is to be erected somewhere along the American sector In France. Henry Bacon, designer of the Lincoln Memorial In Washington, D. C will be associated with him. The Community House at Camp Cus ter, Mich., purchased by a Chicago company for $30,000, has been repur chased by the state of Michigan and will be presented to the American Legion for use as a hospital for sick and disabled veterans. The building will be improved at the expense of the state. General Lafayette post of the Ameri can Legion, composed of New York City policemen, has mortgaged Its Long Island clubhouse for $1,000, the money to be used In helping unem ployed veterans. The policemen-Legionnaires have pledged themselves to canvass their beats for jobs for their unfortunate "buddies." "The Book of Misery" containing thousands of news-clippings and let ters describing the plight of America's World war veterans in the recent period of unemployment will be pre sented to Congress by the Legion as documentary evidence in favor of relief for ex-service men. Unemployed ex-service men sleep ing In Bryant Park, New York, wera awakened one recent midnight by the sound of a bugle mess call. Seven hundred of the unfortunate men lined up for "chow". A committee repre senting the George Dahlbender Post of the American Legion, led the men to a restaurant where each was fed at the expense ot the Legion post The American Legion has asked the shipping board to penult the use ot the giant liner Llviathan as a tem porary shelter for jobless ex-service men, The liner has been Idle at the Hoboken army docks for several months. During the war It transpor ted 140,000 American troops to France. Charles W.- Seymour, of Hartford, Conn., tendered bis resignation as state senator following his election to the commandershlp of the American Legion in Connecticut Officers of the Legion cannot hold public office which Is elective. A twenty-acre park, known aa "American Legion Park" has been ded icated by the city of Melrose, Minn, to the men of the city who were In service during the World war. Tha Melrose Legionnaires have established a children's playgrounds, a tourists camping grounds and baseball dia mond. see Ex-soldiers and marines, members of the American Legion, were the heroes In the rescue work which fol lowed the explosion of a tank con taining 000,000 cubic feet of ammonia fumes in New York City. One of the former service men Is accredited with having rescued ten persons from a tenement which had become filled with the fumes. see A "party" which is sold to have cost $10,000 was given by L. Gordon Hamersley, who served as a lieutenant In the Sixth Field artillery of the First division, at his estate near Tarry. town-on-the-Hudson. The guests were disabled soldiers of the First division and members of the Jeff Felgl post of the American Legion. Emergency officers of the army dis abled during the war "don't belong" , on the retired list of the regular army, Secretary Weeks told officials of the American Legion, who are fostering a plan for the retirement on retirement pay of the emergency officers of tha World war. e e The first woman to hold the position ot adjutant of a state department of the American Legion Is Miss Ho norah H. Glttlngs, of California. Miss Glttlngs served during the war as a yeomanette In the navy. She Is act ing adjutant of the California de partment e e Failure to doff his bat when tha funeral cortege of an American soldier passed, caused Adam Kosloskl to lose bis job as constabls at Sauk Rapids, Minn. A complaint against Kosloskl was filed by members of ths American Legion. e e Five hundred deaf and dumb chil dren of New York attended a showing of the film-play, "The Man Without a Country," as guests of the Amerl- , can Legion. Each child wrote an essay on Americanism based on ImpVesstons of the play. ( ,, Five hundred unemployed veterans 1 of tha World war In New York wera riven employment as movie supers In the studios at Mamaroneck, Long Island. . e a a . . ; .-M !- The Mark-Hamilton post of tha American Legion at Minneapolis Is srganlxlng Its own band, orchestra, glee club, vaudeville teams and dra vatic company, , .. e a a . . '. Nashwank, Mlnru, has turned ovet ' tn abandoned' school building to tha ' American Legion for a club house, Fhe building will be remodeled. The American Legion post at Fair nont Minn, has been awarded a T5 year lease on tha former city water plant there at a rental of $1 a year. Tha building Is valued at $25,000 and la in the heart Of the business dts trlct It will be converted Into a club house, ! y v-. ,.; , '. ; -o'v,.' . One hundred aliens manning tho shipping board's fleet at Camp Va, have been discharged end their places filled with uutmipioyed A can sprit!'.!, t (!:. i:,-'i, - s r(f Ar-riccn U ' '