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VOLi. liXI NO. 19. 153 Entered at Portland (Oregon)
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PORTLAND, OREGON, WJiJUNJKSJJAiT, APRIL, 13, 1933
Fit ICE FIVE CENTS
PACIFIC RATE WAR
BROUGHT TO CLOSE
UNCLE SAM'S RIGHTS
CLAIMS ANENT GERMAN OCCU
GRAND OPERA SOUTH
RESULTS IN DEFICIT
MEN'S CHORUS SINGS
TONIGHT FOR RADIO
THE DALLES' FROST
HEAVIEST OF YEAR
LITTLE DAMAGE IS DONE . TO
FRUIT TREES, HOWEVER.
NEW TARIFF BILL
GIVEN TO SENATE
KEPT IN CHECK
ORPHEUS GROUP BOOKED FOR
SAN FRANCISCO GUARANTORS
TO BE ASSESSED.
Conference in Portland
Agrees to End Fight.
OLD TARIFFS ARE RESTORED
Nearly All Lines on West
Coast Are Represented.
ONLY TWO COMPANIES OUT
Arrangement Is Expected to Be
Accepted by AH as Well as
The rate war which has been in
progress for the last month between
trans-Pacific lines was terminated
yesterday at the conference of oper
ators which opened here.
Immediate readjustment of the
. trans-Pacific tariffs, agreement to
work together in maintaining them
and a re-establishment of the trans
Pacific conference, an agreement for
which will be submitted as soon as
possible to all lines operating in the
trade, were the results of yesterday's
session at the Hotel Multnomah. The
rules and regulations were those
drawn a year ago, but not adopted
at that time.
Cargo is to be booked today at
$12.50 a thousand feet on the usual
run of lumber, $11.50 a thousand feet
for small sizes, $17.50 on loga and
lengths more than 40 feet will be
subject to special contract. Wheat
and flour Is quoted at $5 a ton. Pre
vious to rate cutting by northern
lines, the lumber rate was $15 and
wheat and flour $6.
Ce-ast Operator Attend.
The session yesterday was partici
pated in by operators from Vancouver,
B. C, to San Francisco, including-Seattle,
Tacoma and Portland." The
meeting opened at 10 o'clock and the
afternoon session was terminated at
4:30 o'clock. W. D. Benson, traffic
manager for Frank Waterhouse &
company of Seattle, officiated as
chairman and was credited with hav
ing arranged the gathering,, having
labored to attain a peaceful solu
tiono of the difficulty.
It was said last night that little
doubt was felt but that the shipping
board will subscribe to the arrange
ment and it was believed to be cer
tain that the Blue Funnel line, which,
with the Canadian Pacific, is re
garded as the starter of the rate cut
ting, would come into the conference
though it did not have a delegate at
Resolution Is Adopted.
A resolution was adopted, agreeing
to submit a memorandum of the rules
and regulations to all members-for
their signature. Most of the operators
were said to have signed them about a
year ago and they had been submitted
to attorneys and the shipping board
.and fully approved. But about that
time separate conferences were or
ganized on the coast, Puget sound,
Portland and San Francisco working
independently, but there was a New
York committee on transcontinental
rates. When the slashing began the
New York committee was unable to
The meeting yesterday adopted spe
cific rates on various commodities as
well as adopting local tariffs and it
was the sense of those present that
the rehabilitated rates be used with
the hope that there be no question as
to the future of the conference.
It is probable rate committees will
be named for Puget sound, Portland
and San Francisco with a secretary at
each port, but that is a detail of or
ganization remaining for future con
sideration. Cut IV ot Followed Here..
The cut made by Puget sound lines
was not generally followed at Port
land, though March 18 San Francisco
operators, including the Java Pacific
line; Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Pacific Mail
Steamship company, Robert Dollar
company, Furness-Withy '& Co., Mc
Cormack & McPherson, China Mail
Steamship company and Struthers &
Barry agreed to enter the conflict and
open rates were declared.
Captain Robert Dollar took a lead
ing part in the morning session but
left during the afternoon for San
Francisco. J. G. Stubbs of the Java
Pacific line, and W. K. Sempey of the
China Mail, were other San Francisco
delegates. From Vancouver, B. C,
was B. C. Keeley of the Canadian
government merchant marine, while
from Seattle were P. H. Glendenning
of the Canadian Pacific, S. Ogata of
the Nippon Yusen Kaisha, John G.
Gorman of the Admiral line, T. A.
Lee, Furness-Withy & Co.; J. R.
Walker of the Walker-Ross company;
W. J. Chalmers of Jas, Griffiths &
Sons, A. W. Kinney of A. M. Gillespie,
Inc., K. Yuchlda of the Yamshita
Kisen Kaisha, S. Sasaki of Mitsui &
Co., R. T. Johns of R. T. Johns & Co.
From Tacoma. was G. H. Wagner of
the Osaka Shosen Kaisha. Portland
delegates Included W.' T. Sexton of
the Columbia Pacific Shipping com
pany, K. T. Johnstone of Statter &
Johnstone, J. W. Crichton, division of
operation of the shipping board; G. R.
Theiring, with A. M. Gillespie, Inc.,
and representing the Yamashita serv
ice; C. K. Harvey of the -Toyo Kisen
Kaisha and X. Konner of Suzuki & Co.
"Sole From Lord Curzon Expresses
Hope That Settlement Will
Be Effected Shortly.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 11.
Secretary Hughes today received from
Ambassador Harvey in London a note
from Lord Curzon, foreign secretary,
which stated that the government of
Great Britain would not in any cir
cumstances question the rights of the
United States in its claims for pay
ment of costs of the American army
of occupation in Germany.
' Lord Curzon's communication ex
pressed hope that means of settle
ment of the American claims would
be found as soon as possible.
The British government, he stated,
was in communication with the
French and Belgian . governments for
the purpose of arriving at the most
convenient method of meeting the
Secretary Hughes later transmitted
a note to Ambassador Harvey for de
livery to the British foreign office
expressing his gratification 'for Lord
Curzon's letter and expressing hope
that reimbursement for costs of the
United States army in the Rhineland
would soon be made.
Secretary Hughes instructed Am
bassador Harvey to say in reply:
"I am directed by my government
to express its gratification at the
tenor of the response which your
lordship has made to my communi
cation relative to the payment of the
costs of the American army of occu
pation on the Rhine.
"Permit me to join your lordship
in the hope that it may be possible to
reach a speepy and satisfactory con
clusion of the matter."
Mr. Hughes has directed that sim
ilar replies be made to communica
tions of the same character recently
received from the French and Belgian
OREGON COW TOPS MARK
7 of 8 Championships Are Now
Held In This State.
SALEM, . Or., April 11. Another
Oregon Jersey cow has broken a
world record and now holds the
championship for all mature animals,
according to information telegraphed
from New York today by the Ameri
can Jersey Cattle club. She is Lad's
Iota, owned by S. J. McKee of Inde
pendence, Or. The cow's record for
the year ending last Friday night was
1047.94 pounds of butterfat. This
beats by 7.86 pounds the previous
record held by Plain Mary, a Maine
In the Jersey list are eight classi
fications, beginning with cows un
der two years old and ending with
mature cows, those above five years
old. Oregon now holds the champion
ships for seven of the eight classifi
cations. RATES ON EGGS LOWERED
Northern Pacific Announces
on Shipments East.
SEATTLE, Wash., April. 11. Re
duced rates on eggs from Seattle and
vicinity to Chicago and surrounding
territory will be effective May 25, it
was announced here today by the
Northern Pacific railroad. The old
rate was $3.33 per 100 pounds,
which will be reduced to $2.60.
A drop in the dried fish rate also
was announced. The new rates ef
fective April 27, will be 95 cents per
100 pounds on minimum car lots of
50,000 pounds. (
A new rate of $1.-15 per 100 pounds
on shipments in packages, and $1.234
in tanks, was announced on vinegar
from the Pacifc coast to South Da
RAILWAY PROFITS LARGE
Rock Island Pays Dividends and
Freight Business Increases.
CHICAGO, April 11. The Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific Railway com
pany, in its annual report for the
year ended December 31, 1921, made
public today, showed a balance of
income available for dividends of $5,
780,269.22, of which $3,567,695 was ap
plied to the payment of full dividends
on the preferred stock.
An increase of freight earnings,
said by the report to be a .rare per
formance among the roads in the
Rock Island's territory, also was
FATHER OF ROSES IS DEAD
Cuittirist Who Developed Rambler
WOODS HOLE. Mass., April 11.
Michael H. Walsh, 74, horticulturist,
internationally known as the origi
nator of the Rambler roses, died at
his home here last night.
The Lady Gay and the Minnehaha
were rambler creations evolved by
him. They brought him grand awards
by societies in this country and
3 GET LABOR BOARD JOBS
Senate Confirms Nomination of
Member From Washington.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 11.
Nominations of three members of the
railroad labor board were confirmed
today by the senate. They were:
J. H. Elliott, Texas, representing the
managers; C. Wallace Hanger of
Washington, representing the publie
group, and A. O. Wharton of Miss
ouri, representing the labor group.
$45,000 CASE CONCLUDED
Federal Jurist Thinks Suicide
FLIGHT STORY DOUBTED
Prudential and Mutual Companies
Lose Fight to Escape Payment
of Kelso Policies.
TACOMA, Wash., April 11. Because
he did not believe that Fred E. Stew
art, formerly a Kelso banker, would
voluntarily have banished himself
from home and friends to become a
wanderer over the earth. Federal
Judge Cushman today decided that
Mr. Stewart committed suicide, and
awarded Mrs. Maud B. Stewart $45,000
life insurance. The Prudential Life
insurance company of New Jersey and
the Mutual Life Insurance company of
New York S contested Mrs. Stewart's
claim on the ground that Mr. Stewart
fled because of an impending finan
cial crash in his bank. He disappeared
from the ferryboat Queen between
Goble, Or., and Kalama, Wash., on
the night of March 17, 1921. While
Judge Cushman was giving his deci
sion Mrs. Stewart was overcome and
was forced to leave the courtroom.
In rendering his decision Judge
Cushman analyzed the evidence in
troduced during the trial and decided
that the probability of Stewart's hav
ing committed suicide was greater
than that he had deliberately planned
Suicide Theory Preferred.
"In this case the court is asked to
choose between the theory that Stew
art destroyed himself," said Judge
Cushman, "and the theory that he
deliberately banished himself from
his home and friends and became a
wanderer on the jface of the earth,
constantly on the alert and always in
terror of a familiar face."
-The state of the man's mind when
he disappeared must be considered of
supreme importance. His conduci
that morning and during the 'day
seems to show that he had not yet
made up his mihd as to his course
of action, though he may have been
contemplating either suicide or a dis
appearance. The evidence as to this
phase of the matter will weigh
equally on either side. After he had
learned that the bank was to be
closed it is probable he began to fear
arrest. This might account for his
movements in Portland, which might
have been designed to temporarilj
throw off the scent any one who
might be seeking him with a war
rant." Judge Cushman declared that in his
opinion Stewart's conduct pointed to
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THE QUESTION IS HOW TO
Judge Decides Fred
-Stewart Is Dead.
1 8 Washington High School Girls
Scheduled to Give Vocal
Tonight for the first time since the
radio telephone has become an insti
tution in entertainment and educa
tional activities in Portland, a large
chorus of men's voices will be sent
broadcast over the city and the Pa
cific northwest when the Orpheus
Male Chorus, Inc., of Portlandt di
rected by William Mansell Wilder,
will sing a programme of nine selec
tions, two of which will be solos by
This, like the entertainment given
by George Olsen's Portland hotel or
chestra last Friday, will be some
thing in the nature of an experiment
The chorus will be grouped around
the radio room in the tower of The
Oregonian building, and the voices
will be thrown into the five large
wooden sound collectors constructed
especially for such concerts. The col
lectors are of pyramidal shape and
are connected with a central dia
phram, to which the 'transmitter of
the radiophone is directly connected
after the announcements are made.
Radio. fans are awaiting this con
cent with a great deal of interest, as
it practically completes the list of
different kinds of concert music al
ways available to the general public
and now available to the radio public.
The Oregonian has already sent but
solos, quartet singing, piano music,
orchestral music and a variety of in
The Orpheus Male Chorus, Inc., is
a popular Portland musical organiza
tion, whose singing is always in great
demand. The programme, which will
start at 8 o'clock, will consist of the
following selections: "The Passing
Regiment" (Mason), "Here in the
Twilight Glow" (Bishop), "The Long
Day Closes" (Sullivan), "Rockin" in
de Win"' (Neidlinger), "Wake With
the Laik" (Geibel), "Venetian Song,"
Barcarolle (Tosti), and "Goodnight"
(Dudley Buck). The two baritone
solos to' be sung by Sargent Patter
son are "Mavis" and "Keep on
Thi3 afternoon, as a special feature
not included in the announcement of
this week's programme, the Washing
ton high school "Celeste" chorus of
18 girl voices, will sing numbers, by
arrangement with the Seiberling
Lucas Music company, from the music
memory course being conducted this
week by Miss Mary Klizabeth Godwin.
The Celeste chorus is trained and
directed by George D. Ingram, high
school supervisor of music, who will
play the piano accompaniments. The
chorus is an organization composed
of a limited number of selected, voices
from the girls' chorus. They will
sing four numbers: "The Lost Chord,"
'O Sol o Mio," "Drink to Me Only
With Thine Eyes" and "Barcarolle."
The Celeste chorus will also give an
entertainment at the auditorium Sun
day afternoon. V
TWO OFFICERS PROMOTED
Nominations for Brigadier-Gen
eral Sent to Senate.
WASHINGTON', D. C, April 11. The
nomination of William Henry Hay to
be a brigadier-general of cavalry was
sent to the senate today. . ,
Edmund Wittemier was nominated
as a brigadier-genreral of infantry.
MILK THE COW AND AT THE SAME TIME KEEP AWAY FROM
Spring " Plowing in Umatilla Is
Halted by Rain and Snow.
White Salmon Has Snow.
THE DALLES. Or., April 11. (Spe- '
cial.) Twenty-six degrees above zero
and the heaviest frost of the year last
night made Wasco county fruit grow
ers thankful that the late spring has
retarded the progress of the buds all
near the bursting point on their trees.
Very little damage was done by the
frost. Hills adjoining The Dalles
were partially covered with snow,
but none fell here.
PENDLETON, Or., April 11. (Spe
cial.) Pendleton and Umatilla county
have been in the grip of winter for
the last , four days, with rain, snow
and hail alternating and heavy winds
blowing. Today a heavy hail storm
was reported in all parts of the
county and it both hailed and snowed
here. The maximum temperature has
been 50 in the last few days and each
night the mercury has dropped below
the freezing mark. Practically all
farming operations have been stopped,
No great damage has been reported
Fruit growers are optimistic over
the cold weather, as it is retarding
buddinV and thus lowering the dan
ger of late frosts killing the blossoms.
ELGIN. Or.. April 11. Snow fell
here acrain on Monday About an
inch covered the ground in the valley.
WHITE SALMON, Wash., April 11
(Special.) A heavy snow storm
which reached the proportions of a
North Dakota blizzard, on Monday
drove workers in orchards to shelter,
A gale from the northwest prevailed
throughout the day.
ABERDEEN, Wash.. April 11.
(Special.) Four inches of snow fell
Sunday in the vicinity of Wishkah
dam, according to Water Superintend
ent Watkins, who made a trip there
to inspect the city's waterworks. The
snow nut the ranchers far behind
with their spring crops, he said.
AUTO KILLS 1; 1 INJURED
Mike Angland, Sheep Man, Report
ed Dead Near Fort Rock.
BEND, Or., April 11. (Special.)
Reports from Lapine to the effect
that Mike Angland, well-to-do sheep
man of Alfalfa, had met death and
that Tom Cronin, prominent woo,
grower of Powell Butte, had suffered
fractures ' of both legs, in an auto
wreck near Fort Rock, were received
Telephone lines between Lapint
and Fort Rock are down and the re
port could not be confirmed nor fur
ther details obtained.
ROCK THROWING RESUMED
Two Men Narrowly Escape Injury
In Chico Warehouse District.
CHICO, Cal., April 11. Rock throw
ing was renewed in tne warenouso
district here today and yesterday,
and two men narrowly escaped in-
Jury. According to J. H. Priel, three
of the stones dropped yesterday, while
today there were recurrences at 10,
11:30 and 1 o'clock.
One of the rocks was brought to the
police station by J. W. Charge. It was
wet, indicating that It may have come
from the creek bed. three blocks from
where it was found.
Argument on Measure to
Begin April 20.
LENGTHY DEBATE EXPECTED
Rates Higher Than Payne
Aldrich Law Average.
U.. INDUSTRY PROTECTED
Latest Tariff Law in Measure Flex
ible, in Accordance With
Wishes of President.'
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 11.
(By the Associated Press.) The long
awaited administration tariff bill was
presented today in the senate. Sena
tor McCumber, republican, North Da
kota, in speaking of the measure, an
nounced that to give senators time
to study it he would not call it up
before April 20. Some republican
leaders thought it would be passed
after about 60 days of debate, but
other estimates ranged as high as
Experts who assisted the senate fi
nace committee majority in preparing
the bill estimate that the average
of its rates is slightly higher than
the average of the Payne-Aldrich
law. the last republican tariff act
The Payne-Aldrich level was approx
imately 41 per cent on all dutiable
imports and. 21 per cent on all im
ports free and dutiable. The average
of the democratic Underwood tariff,
which the new bill would replace,
was 37.60 and 14.88 per cent, re
spectiveiy, in 1914, the first year of
its operation and the only year when
trade was not seriously affected by
the world war or after-the-war con
ditions. t'ordney Bill Ile-nrlttea..
Comparing this bill with the Ford
ney measure, which the house passed
last July 21 and of which this is a
rewrite, the experts estimatw that the
average of all rates is lower, thougu
me specillc rales, and more particu
larly those on foodstuffs, are gome
wiiat lilt Her. Exact comparisons of
the ad valorem duties in the two
bills are somewhat difficult, due to
the tact that the senate commute
turew overboard the house American
valuation pian, returning to tne for
eign valuation principle
While they have not completed all
calculations, treasury experts have
estimated that the senate measure
probably would raise between $330,
uuu.uou and $3io,uou,uu0 in revenue, as
compared with tne estimate of $300,
uuu,uou for tne ioroney bill and tne
ou6,uuU,oou of reveiuie returned in
me calendar year 1921 from the joint
operation of the Underwood law and
tne emergency tariff act.
Tariff Made Flexible.
In returning to the forelgu valua
tion principle the senate committee
majon'ty carried out suggestions of
'resident Harding to congress last
I'ecemtier tor a flexible tariff. Under
aptcial provisions in the measure the
president, in the language of the
majority report, which accompanied
tne bill, would be authorized:
"To modify tariff rates either up
ward or downward within prescribed
limits (50 per cent) and in accordance
with definite rules laid down by con
gress so that rates may at all 'times
conform to existing conditions.
To change the basis for the assess
ment of ad valorem duties on selected
terns from the foreign value to the
value of the domestic article in the
American market when the foreign
value is not a certain basis for the
assessment of duties on such items.
"'To impose penalty duties or pro
hibit the importation of particular
goods for the purpose of preventing
nnfair methods of competition In the
importation of goods.
Increase Also Possible.
"To impose additional duties on the
whole or any part of the imports into
the United States from any countrj
which discriminates against our over
seas commerce. These additional du
ties are limited to the amount of the
discrimination, but if the discrimina
tion is maintained the importation of
merchandise may be prohbited."
Asserting that these elastic tariff
provisions were regarded by the com
mittee as "undoubtedly constitu
tional," the report declared that they
would "contribute to tariff stability
by preventing the accumulation of
cases which ultimately force the up
heaval of a general tariff revision." It
was added that investigations of pos
sible tariff changes would be carried
out under Judicial procedure and. that
the parties interested would be given
j an opportunity to be heard.
Outlining the purpose of the bill,
the report said the committee had
endeavored to recommend fates that
would afford protection to American
industries and permit them to pay
wages sufficient to enable the work
men to maintain an American stand
ard of living and alse rates suffi
cient "to maintain essential industries
created as a result of the war and
i considered vital to the future indus
j trial Independence of the American
"The rates Imposed by this bill are
sufficient to protect the American
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Shortage of "Not More Than $65,
OOO" Must Bo Made Up by
Prominent Business Men.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 11. Guar
antors for the Chicago Grand Opera
company will have to stand an as
sessment of "not more than $63, 00
at the outside." for the deficit In
curred by the company in the tw
weeks just concluded here, it wat
stated today by Sclby C. Oppenheim,
who had. charge of the appearance
The guarantors, composed of prom
inent San Francisco citizens, prom
ised to make good failure of the gross
receipts to reach $200,000, according
j Last year San Francisco set a rec
ord ror opera attendance' for the
country, 7800. with receipts of $26,000
wh.en Mary Garden sang in Thais
Miss Garden was ill for a week here
this year and was able to appear
only on a few occasions.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 11. Ed
ward Kent Bixby of Los Angeles, for
merly traffic manager for the' Chi
cago Opera association, now in this
city, filed in the United States dis
trict court here today a suit charg
ing the association with breach of
He asked damages of $10,000.
Willy N. Tiffany, Los Angeles court
reporter, today was granted a divorce
from Marie Berg Tiffany, a soprano
of the Metropolitan Grand Opera
company of New York.
Desertion was alleged by the
AMUNDSEN IN PITTSBURG
Explorer Says Damage to Plane
Will Not Prevent Flight.
PITTSBURG. Pa., April .11. Cap
tain Roald Amundsen, the Arctic ex
plorer, arrived here today en route
to New York from Clarion, Pa., where
his airplane was damaged yesterday
during a severe hail storm.
The accident, he said, would have
no effect on his proposed transconti
nental flight in a plane whicli he ex
pected to use in exploration in the
FIREWORKS KILL THREE
Soldiers Lose Lives In Pit and Nino
Others Are liurned.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., April 11
Three soldiers were killed and nine
seriously burned when pyrotechnics
exploded in a pit during an exhibition
at Camp Bullis, north of here, last
The exact cause of the explosion Is
not known, but it is believed that
sparks falling back into the pit Ig
nited the combustibles.
Definite Derision Not to Run
Senate Is Announced.
MIAMI, Fla., April 11. William J.
Bryan this afternoon announced his
definite decision not to become a
candidate for the United States sen
ate, from Florida.
Mr. Bryan's stand was made known
in a statement for publication.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTER DAY'S Maximum temperature, 41
degrees; minimum, 3'7 degrees.
TODAY'S Rain; southwesterly winds.
Unruly Russia kept in check at Genoa con
ference. Page 1.
Witnesses say money was offered In effort
to incriminate- Mrs. Stlllmun. Page 4.
Mr. Lloyd George scores at Genoa. Page 4.
Efficiency In government held Harding's
purpose in recent dismissals. Page 2.
Senate confirmations formally complete al
lied debt refunding commission. Page Z.
Britain will not contest American claims
anent army of occupation. Page 1.
Administration tariff bill Is presented to
Senate. Page 1.
The Presidio. I
Major Duryea. kills self
Coal operators admit strike is spreading
rapidly Into non-union sirongnoius.
San FYnm-ltco guarantors must maKe up
$05,000 deficit for grand opera, rage l.
College president opposes tax rise. Page 9.
The Dalles' frost heaviest of year. Page 1.
Mrs. Stewart wins bankers' Insurance.
Twenty schools apply for entry blanks for
Columbia inaoor meei. raKo n.
Details of programme . for relay carnival
complete. Page 14.
One big golf meet to favor Portland this
year. Page 13.
B'nai B'rlth boxers win most titles.
Pacific coast league results: at Sacramento
5. Seattle 1; at Oakland 7, San Fran
cisco 2: at Los Angeles 4, Vernon 2
(13 innings); at Salt Lake-Portland
game postponed. Page 14.
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat bids further reduced In northwest
ern markets. Page 23.
Chicago wheat lower with Liverpool de
cline, Pago 23.
Fifteen million Ontario bond issue to be of
fered soon. Page 23.
Business Is brisk In stock market. Page 22.
Local docks meet Puget sound rates.
Idaho still weak financially and support Is
Portland and Vicinity.
Pacific rate war Is brought to close.
Fire Chief Young demands showdown.
Pastor declares love of neighbor essential.
Local promoters accused of fraud. Page g.
Dr. Joseph Murphy convicted of selling
poisonous liquor. Page 7.
Smelt reported running in Sandy. Page 13.
y Page 1
I Expert r
rpheus chorus sings tonight for radio.
out on throat epidemic.
Classics fivored by reading pubrfc: rase 6.'
New Supreme Council Is
Formed at Genoa.
SOVIET RECOGNITION ISSUE
Lloyd George Has Plan for
FRENCH HIT AT GERMANS
Iluv-iu ;rovls About .lupuii and
Rumania Occupying Part
of licr Territory.
BY ARNO DOSCH-FLVEKOT.
(Copyright by the New York World. ru
lished by Arrangement.)
GENOA. April 11. (Special Cable.)
A new supreme council of Europe
was formed this morning in the shape
of a subcommittee of commission No.
1 of the Genoa conference. While
this subcommittee, consisting of 11
members, is supposed to deal only
with the three first points of the
Cannes resolution, the method ot
recognizing the soviet. It will be an
important body, a body where two or
three of the most important ques
tions are going to be settled.
Provided the Russians agree to the
three points In the Cannes resolution
making Investments In Russia safe,
recognition In some form la certain.
Premier Lloyd George, as part of the
recognition agreement. Intends to
push through his pet plan to Induce
all the participants to accept the
present European frontiers for a pe
riod of perhaps 10 years. Such an
agreement would turn existing arm
aments into scrap iron and land dis
armament would take place by itself.
IHaruaaloa la Avoided.
It was with this thought In mind
that he avoided discussion of dis
armament yesterday and smoother!
ovar the trouble between George
Chitrhrrln and Louis Barthou, heads
of the French and Russian delega
tions. These two were like the
snarl lug dogs Mr. Lloyd George men
tioned in lils opening address, but
the snarl was for each other. They
were at It again this morning when
rotnmlHHion No. 1 formed Its sub
committee. Chltcherln wanted two Russians on
the commence and M. Barthou asked
sharply why everyone else should be
satisfied with one. The soviet leader
replied that Russia was In a special
position. as the committee w
formed to deal with her and It ought
not to be one against ten.
Issue la Pmoothed Over,
The lirlllsli premier smoothed this
over anil Induced Chltcherln to with
draw Ills request. Russia rould not.
of course, Insist on a preferential po
sition. Chitcherln raised the only other two
points that disturbed the tranquil
morning, lie objected to the presence
of Japan because Japan Is hold
ing a portion of Siberia. Viscount
Ishii sharply retorted that Japan was
not present to please Russia, and her
presence was not dependent upon
whether or not it was agreeable to
Chitcherin. The bolshevik foreign
minister next raised objection to Pre
mier J. C. Bratlano of Itoumanla as a
member of the committee. The reason
given was that Roumania la holding
the old Russian province of Bessara
bia. M. Bratlano contented himself
with the saying that Bessarabia is
The composition of the new su
preme council puts France In better
position than before. After M. Har
thou's unnecessary met Iculousntss
yesterday ovor Chltcherln's central
remarks about disarmament. It
looked as If r ranee was doomed to
serious isolation. But Chltcherln's
somewhat hectoring methods In pos
ing his objections today cost him
favor and balanced the Frenchman's
Kraace la Made Stronger.
The composition of the sub-committee
is an additional strength foi
France. M. Bratiano and Polish Am
bassador Sklrnunt are two of the
most likely listeners to French ob
jections. Premier Benes of Czecho
slovakia, who opposes the narrow
French view, is pot on the commit
tee. Both M. Bratiano and M. Kklrnunt
have a vital interest In holding Rus
sia to a strict agreement beforo re
lations are re-establlslied. The French
delegation has officially Informed
the press that France is not sabotag
ing the conference and that all tin
carping is coming from Chltcherln.
The French, however, complimented
the correctness of the German attl
tude. The truth of the matter Is that
both Chltcherln and llartliou are act
ing equally undiplomatically. The
British admit the French arc rlgh'
but point out they are wrong to In
sist upon being right.
DAY IS AXOTIIKU STOI1MY OM)
France IleMlsti t'ourley of Per
mitting Germans to Seak.
GENOA, April 11. (Ry the Assu
elated Press.) ATtcr two rathei
stormy days without serious mishap
It begins to look as If Premier I.towt
iconciudtd on I'lunjl, Cuiiwk ; )