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PORTLAND, OREGON, . MONDAY, JULY 31, 1922
COOLIDGE TO SPEAK
ONCE IN PORTLAND
JACK PICKFORD WEDS
of greek Troops
BOY FALLS 80 FEET
UPON ROCKS; UNHURT
'I DIDN'TKNOW NUTHIN' un
til I HIT bottom, says lad.
PEACE IN SIGHT
WINS BY 300 VOTES
AUDITORIUM MEETING TO BE
HELD AUGUST 15.
STAR OF "SALLY" DEFIES
FLO ZIEGFELD'S EDICT.
ALL BUT 10 PRECINCTS IN
RECALL COUNTED. :
3 BOYS DROWNED
BY AUTO S DIVE
RAID BY POLICE
HELD RLAN WORK
Two Portland . Sleuths
Called to Testify.
Children Lose Lives as
Car Leaves Ferry.
PARENTS AND DRIVER SAVED
Machine Dues Somersault
When Put in Reverse. .
TWO OTHERS DROWNED
Swimmer Goes Down in Columbia
While Japanese Sinks In
River Near Ross Island.
SUNDAY DROWNINGS TAKE
TOLL OF FIVE LIVES.
James H. Spencer, 21, 113S
Minnesota avenue, drowned in
Columbia near Fairview.
Frank Alax. 9;
Ted Alax, 8;
Peter Alax, 5; all sons of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Alax,
121 North Russell street,
drowned in Willamette at St.
Nizaemon Noyanu, a Japan
ese, 244 Couch street, drowned
in Willamette near Ross
Three small sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Alax, 121 North Russell
street, were drowned at the eastern
terminal of the St. Johns ferry just
before 7 o'clock last night when
the family automobile, reversed in
error, backed off the ferry Daniel
R. Webster and somersaulted into
26 feet of water.
t There were six persons in the
machine, which was driven by Paul
Mesgi, a friend of the family. Mr.
and Mrs. Alax and Mesgi were
washed clear of the machine, came
to the surface close to the ferry
and were rescued by passengers, but
the three boys, riding in the rear
seat, apparently were trapped be
neath the top. The bodies of Frank,
9, and Ted, 8, were recovered two
hours after the accident by City
Grappler Brady. At a late hour" he
had been unsuccessful in the search
for Peter, the youngest.
New Car Is purchased.
The Alax family has lived in Port
land for ten years, the father be
ing an employe of the Albers mills.
For five years they have lived at
121 Nor,th Russell street. Mesgi
boards with them.
For the last two years Alax has
owned and driven a light car, but
last Saturday he purchased a new
make with .a hand gearshift Be
ing afraid to drive the machine
himself on account of the difference
in mechanism, he accepted the of
fer of Mesgi to drive for him. They
started for Scappoose, reached that
place safely and -were the last to
drive onto the St. Johns ferry on
the Linnton side on their trip home,
with Mesgi at the wheel.
Car Parked Near Chain.
The ill-fated car was parked near
the guard chain.ovhich, according
to witnesses, sagged to within about
' 12 inches of the deck at the center.
When it came Mesgi's turn to leave
the ferry he evidently threw the
gear into reverse instead of low,
for he said that when he stepped
on the gas his machine seemed to
ieap backwards in a spirit of per
versity. He said that he became
too excited to know what he was
doing, but experienced motorists
surmised that he probably stepped
harder on the gas in lieu of the
At the time Alax's car backed into
it the guard chain was hansina- at
the customary height. Had it been
drawn a little tighter it would have
caught the car above the rear wheels
and was stout enough to have halted
tne aive. as it was the fenders
buckled in against the wheels from
the impact and the chain seemed to
offer little resistance to the car.
Cor la Turned Over.
Miss Irene Wurfel, of McMinnville,
was a pedestrian passenger on the
ferry and watched the automobile
go overboard. She said that the
rear end of the machine, dropped
straight into the water throwing
the radiator into the air and turn
ing the car completely over as it
sank beneath the surface. Eager
passengers rushed to the apron and
were rewarded for their haste by
the appearance upon the surface of
the three grown persons. They
waited in vain for the appearance
of any of the children.
7ha barga Joseph H. Thatcher,
owned by the Pacific Telephone &
Telegraph company, chanced to be
near at hand. When the crew learned
of the accident the barge was quick
ly taken to the scene. Machinery
aboard was amply sufficient to
, raise the car from the bottom, but
when it was brought to the surface
none of the three boys was in it. It
was only then that all hope of sav
ing them was lost.
Firemen Aid in Rescue.
Assisting in the work of rescue
were firemen of Engine company
(Concluded on Fags 4, Column 2.)
Vice-President, Fatigued by Long
Session of Congress, to
: -; Lighten Burdens.
Vice-President Calvin Coolidge
will make but one public address
during his visit to Portland, and
that, according to preliminary ar
rangements, will be befor an open
meeting to be held on Tuesday eve
ning, August 15, at the municipal
auditorium. This announcement was
made yesterday by Wallace Mc
Camant, whose guest Vice-President
Coolidge will be while in Portland.
Mr. McCamant said he had re
ceived a telegram from Mr. Coolidge
I to the effect that he could speak
, only once while In Portland, and for
' (hot ni cmr tt haa K o .n riaflriarl tn
make it possible for everyone who
so desires to hear what the vice
president will have to say. Other
arrangements for his entertainment
in Portland have not yet been com
pleted, and Mr. McCamant said he
did not like to discuss them until
definite decisions had been made.
Mr. Coolidge has decided to speak
very little during his western trip.
He has been greatly fatigued by the
long session of congress, Mr. Mc
Camant said, and his trip would be
very burdensome if he spoke sev
eral times in every city he visits.
Accordingly, when the telegrtm
was received, the public auditorium
was-reserved and that much of the
visit at least is definitely arranged.
The purpose of Mr. 'Coolidge's trip
to the west is to speak before the
Western Bar association in San
Francisco. He will leave that city
on August 11 and will arrive in
Portland on the night of August 12,
to remain' here until Wednesday
morning, August 16. Mrs. Coolidge
and their two sons will accompany
NEW CHURCHJS BEGUN
Bishop Sumner Speaks at Laying
of Cornerstone at Salem.
SALEM, Or., July 30. (Special.)
The cornerstone for the new St.
Paul's Episcopal church, replacing
the old structure that was built in
the year 1854, was laid today.
Bishop Walter "B. Sumner of the
Episcopal diocese . of Oregon gave
the principal address.
The cornerstone contains a num
ber of historical documents, includ
ing the journal of the church for
1921. list of officials of the parish,
and the church bulletins for the
past, year. There also was de
posited in the cornerstone a com
plete history of the parish from its
formation 70 years ago. list of the
parishioners and copies of The
Morning Oregonian, Salem States
man sand Salem Capital Journal of
BOY MYSTERIOUSLY SHOT
X-Ray Reveals Injury Was Not
Horse Kick as First Thought.
GOLDENDALE, Wash July 30.
(Special.) How a mysterious bullet,
fired by some unidentified person,
broke the left arm of James Watson,
9-y jar-old son "of A. J. Watson, a
farmer in the Goodnoe hills fruit
district, has been revealed by an
X-ray -picture after the injury had
been treated as a horse kick. The
lad was hurt while playing in the
farmyard about dark several days
He ran into the house and said
that he had been kicked by his
horse. The bone was set by a doc
tor, but when it did not mend as it
should an X-ray was taken. The
father says he has no idea who fired
FIRE-BALL HELD METEOR
Flaming Object Believed to Have
Fallen Into Ocean. '
SANTA BARBARA Cal., July 30.
Concensus of opinion here today was
that the great flaming object which
fell from the sky into the ocean off
Santa Barbara or on Santa Cruz
island, 18 miles south last night,
was a meteor.
As no report came from the
islands that anyone there had seen
the object strike tne earth, the gen
eral belief was that it fell into the
'.Early reports that the object was
m burning aircraft were generally
MINE AFIRE; 2 TRAPPED
Message Asks Rescue Parties to
: Go to Nevada Tunnel.
WINNEMUCCA, Nev., July 30.
Superintendent Joseph Bolam and
Peter Madison are trapped in the
long tunnel of the burning National
mine, 75 miles north of here, ac
cording to a telephone message re
The message asked that rescue
parties be sent to the scene, j
JAPAN WILL NEGOTIATE
Mikado to Resume Session With
Far Eastern Republic.
MOSCOW, July 30. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) The negotiations be
tween Japan and the far eastern re
public, broken off after protracted
discussion at Darien, will be re
sumed soon as tne result of ad ex
change of notes
Japan has agreed to evacuate all
her troops from the Premosky dis
trict by November.
J. F. HALE DECLARED VICTIM
Revolvers Reported Taken
From Room in Hotel.
PROPERTY IS RESTORED
Right to Carry Weapons Saidto
Have Been Proved; Klan
Officials Are Involved,
MEDFORD, Or., July 30. (Spe
cial.) Ku Klux Klan activities in
the Portland police department, as
well as knowledge of some of the
high Portland klan officials of de
tails of the Hale necktie party in
Jackson county will be laid before
the special grand jury some time to
morrow, it .became known today.
Inspectors Phillips and Tackaberry
of the Portland police department
haye been subpoenaed to testify be- j
fore the inquisitors tomorrow
According to reliable information,
these two police officials raided a
room in the Multnomah hotel oc
cupied by J. F. Hale, shortly after
the latter had left Medford in obedi
ence to the demands made upon him
by night riders.
Order by Klan Reported.
A certain Medford man, active in
the klan, went to Portland at about
the same time that Hale did, it was
said, and consulted with high of
ficials and the klan in Portland. The
Medford man was said to have
pointed Hale out to the Portland
men in the hotel lobby that they
might know him in the future.
The Portland officers probably
will be asked who ordered them to
raid Hale's room and for what pur
pose. It is said that information is
in the hands of investigators to
show that the request for the raid
came from a certain high klan of
ficial and that another klansman
was on guard duty near Hale's room
until the officers appeared.
During the raid of the room it
was said that several revolvers be
longing to Hale were found. Hale
was absent from the room at the
Door Finally Opened.
Later when he returned to his
room, the officials returned, this
time forthe presumable purpose of
placing him under arrest, although
there was said to have been no
warrant issued for. that purpose.
Hale refused to open the door
when it was pounded upon and
threats were made that . unless he
did so the door would - be riddled
with bullets. Finally a hotel attache
Concluded on Page K, Column 2.)
Film Assemblage at Marriage Jn
Fairbanks Home Is Notable. .
Honeymoon in California.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
LOS ANGELES. July 30. Mar
ilynn Miller, the twinkling, blonde
star in "Sally" is now Mrs. Jack
PIckford and Flo Ziegfeld can Jump
off the boat into the Atlantic ocean
as far as they are concerned.
The knot was tied today at the
horns of Douglas Fairbanks. Mary
Pickford was the matron of honor.
The Episcopal service was read by
Rev. Neil Dodd and Marilynn, true to
her promise, pledged herself to 'love,
honor and obey" her husband.
The ceremony had been set for 2
o'clock, but it was a few seconds be
fore 2:20 -that the bridegroom, ac
companied by4 his best man, Victor
Hermann, motion picture director;
and the minister entered the room
where the wedding was. to take
place and ' made their way to the
floral altar. -
Soon after Miss Miller entered, ac
companied by her sister, Mrs. John
Steele Sweeney, who gave her away,
Mary Pickford, matron of honor,
and Mrs. Carrie Carter, mother of
Miss Miller's former husband,
An .orchestra played during the
After Pickford, at the minister's
bidding, had placed the wedding
ring on the bride's finger, he kissed
her. Mary Pickford followed him
with another kiss for the bride
with Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie
Chaplin .struggling for third place.
Fairbanks, more athletic than Chap
lin, won. Others pressed forward.
tne minister being crowded out
until almost the end.
While the ceremony was In prog
ress Lieutenant C. H. Howe, an avia-
tor, soared over the Fairbanks'
esidence and dropped more than 100
flower bombs, made up of roses and
lilies of the valley.
The wedding party posed for pic
tures on a veranda, while private
detectives battled at the four en
trances to the grounds to keep out
hundreds of uninvited persons. No
ticing the eagerness of the crowd
outside, the bridal party strolled
about with words of greeting. One
woman, spying Mary Pickford, cried
out: "O Mary, kiss me."
Ana -iary did. Then others
begged for similar treatment and
she was extending it, when Fair
banks rushed over and carried his
. The bride's " presents- ' included
solitaire pearls set in platinum and
diamonds, from the bridegroom; a
string of pearls from her new
mother-in-law, "Ma" Pickford, as
Jack's mother; a pearl and diamond
pin from, Mary Pickford and Doug
las Fairbanks; and a gold vanity
case stft with jewels, from Jack's
other sister, Lottie Pickford Rupp
Forrest, and her husband, Allan
Forrest. - ;
Among the guests was Charlie
Chaplin, 'attired in his best clothes,
but at last accounts he had not
thrown any custard pies, if custard
pies were included in the banquet
tonight, which followed the cere
mony. Chaplin and Doug had been in
swimming most of the morning and
(Concluded m Page 5. Column 3. )
:AN& A QUARTERS
: f 7
Supporters Declare Victory Means
Elimination of Ku Klux
Klan in County?
MEDFORD, Or., July 30. (Spe
cial.) With returns recorded from
ail but ten precincts in Jackson
county, Sheriff Terrill has been, re
tained in , office, defeating D. M.
Lowe, his opponent, in the Saturday
recall election by more than 300
votes. The total vote, according to
officials, was slightly below 60 per
cent of the registration. This was
considered, large in a recall election,
especially at this time of the year.
The charges brought again Sheriff
Terrill in the recall were failure
to perform his duty and charges of
intimacy with violators of the pro
hibition law. These specific charges
were supplemented as the campaign
went on with specific charges of
failure to' perform his duty, the
charges, however, being promptly
denied in all cases by the sheriff
and his friends.
"I appreciate the vote of confi
dence that was given to me at -.the
election Saturday' said Sheriff Ter
rill tonight. "To obtain a majority
in a recall election following the
heated campaign that has gone on
for months Is a real victory. I will
continue to enforce the law fearless
ly and without favor to any person
or group of persons, Klan or anyone
Mr. Lowe preferred to await the
official count before, conceding the
election to his opponent. Friends,
however, conceded the election, but
declared that Sheriff Terrill and all
other county officials will realize
that from now on they must enforce
the statutes and not wink at them
as they charge has been done in the
MRS. A. E. CLARK HURT
Two Others Injured Also in Crash
Between Automobiles. ,
Three persons were injured1 and
two machines demolished as a result
of a collision between two cars at
Chehalem avenue and Council Crest
boulevard at about 5 P. M. yester
day. Mrs. A. E. Clark, 100 North
Eighteenth street, was knocked from
a machine and injured about the arm
and neck. A. F. and Mrs. T. J. Vel
guth, 420 Tillamook street, were also
injured. ' .
Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Velguth were
passengers in v a car driven by Mr.
VelgUtH when another car,- driven
by H. H. Kennedy, 65 North Sec
ond street, crashed into it. Each
driver absolved himself from blame
for the mishap and the police have
not placed the responsibility on
either of the-two.
LENINE EYES" AFFAIRS
Soviet Premier Is Reported Busy
MOSCOW, July 30. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Premier Lenine is
keeping in close touch with affairs
He is doing active work during
his "convalescence, according to Leon
RE-TVY "TOUGH 0 HA VE
TO S:E.Y NTO A UULftES
SOlV AND 2E EAGGO
liWlH St4EJD COWE.
Athens Ready for Move,
Allies Are Told.
NEED OF ACTION OUTLINED
Seizure of Constantinople Is
Held Needed for Peace.
THREAT UPSETS BALKANS
Exchange of Shots in Asia Minor
Reported by Dispatches
ATHENS. July 30. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) A note sent by the
Greek governments to the allies re
specting the intentions of Greece in
Asia Minor emphasized the view that
the occupation of Constantinople
is the only means of bringing about
peace, and said Greece has made ar
rangements with that purpose in
CONSTANTINOPLE, July 30. (By
the Associated Press.) A movement
of British troops on the Asiatic side
towards Tchatalja began today.
The Tchatalja region is quiet, but
a few shots were exchanged today
between the Turkish gendarmerie
and a Greek patrol, three men on
each side being wounded.
BY HENRY WALES.
(Chicago Tribune Foreign News Service.
Copyright, 1922, by the Chicago Tribune.)
LONDON, July 30. Rapid, rabid
repercussions among the Balkan
stations mark the disclosure of the
Greek ambitions for Constantinople
and the legations and ministries of
Rumania, Bulgaria and Jugo-Slavia
have been instructed to protest vig
orously against a Hellenic occupa
tion of the Golden Horn. . ,
The soviet government also is pre
paring a violent opposition, with
allied permission, to King Constan-
tine's holding the Bosphorus on the
ground that Russia is entitled to a
voice in any further dispositions,
owing to its outlet via the Black
sea and the Mediterranean.
A Grfek statement declares that
the seizure of Constantinople is nec
essary as a first step toward impos
ing peace terms on the Angora gov
ernment and it is expected the re
sult will be placing the question of
a revision of the Sevres treaty on
the agenda, which already is over
loaded, of the next supreme council,
when reparations, war debts and the
Tangier problem will be discussed.
The Balkan peninsula, which has
long been the continent's canker for
world disturbances, is gravely
shaken by the announcement from
Athens of the designs on Constanti
nople, according to official private
messages from Bucharest, Sofia,
Belgrade, and a reaction is seeh
among the representatives of these
Both Italy and France are ex
pected to champion the Balkan
states in opposing an extension of
Hellenic sway in Turkey and Asia
and diplomatic circles are doubtful
, whether, in the face of unified op-
I position. Prime Minister Lloyd
"I George can dare to support Athens'
j claim at this time. It is a known
I fact that the prime minister is still
j anxious to appoint a Greek as po
I liceman in Turkey and has just
nominated M. Venizelos to carry out
the execution of the Sevres treaty
modified at San Ktmo in April, 1:120,
dehpite Marshal Foch's warning ot
liie impossibility of enforcing the
GREEKS PUT OVER COUP
Smyrna and Hinterland Pro
claimed Autonomous State.
BY FLQffD GIBBONS.
(Chicago. Tribune Foreign News Service.
By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.) i
PARIS, July 30. An autonomous
Greek state, comprising Symrna and
hinterland," was proclaimed there
today by the Greek high commis
sioner on instructions from Athens.
The importance of this rivals d'An
nunzio'a coup in Fiume.
This fait accompli of of King Con
stantine upsets the fundamental
base for a peace settlement between
Greece and Turkey, for which the
allies were on the verge of negoti
ating. The allies demanded that
Greece completely evacuate Asia
Minor and "restore Turkish author
ity over the region."
The Greeks absolutely were for-
j bidden to leave any military or po-
Bimviinca ueuuiu. ine coup
in Smyrna is expected by the allied
governments to end the Greek
threats against Constantinople. King
Constantine will consider the coup
of sufficient diversion to turn his
attention to the Greek people from
his military failure in Asia, it is
. A formal request was made by
King Constantine to the French.
British and Italian governments
Saturday night for formal permis
sion to occupy Constantinople. The
French refused .irrmiediately.
Italy Opposes Move. .
(Chicago Tribune Foreign News Service.
By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.
ROME, July 30. With reference
to the statement that the Greeks a-e
marching toward and are about to
occupy Constantinople it is said that
Italy will oppose such a move ener
getically with naval and land
! Samuel Patterson, IS, Chasing
Amusement Tickets, Is Precip-
- itated Into Quarry.
Thirteen-year-old Samuel (alias
Sammy)- Patterson, 652 East Ash
street, fell 80 feet to the bottom of
the Council Crest quarry yesterday
afternoon and received no worse
injury than a two-inch scalp wound
and a skinned hand.
- Young Patterson behaved like a
Spartan while the.emergehcy physi
cian at police headquarters shaved
his bead about the wound prepara
tory to sewing It up.
According to'R. M. Stuart, park
patrolman, the boy climbed over a
fence on the 'quarry's brink to re
trieve some, tickets to Council
Crest amusements that were being
dropped to the ground from an
airplane. ' As he stepped too close
to the edge, the bank gave way,
him over,, a perpen
He fell 25 feet direct,
a narrow ledge and
tumbled and somer-
remainder o the way
to the bottom.
"I didn't know nothin' until 1 hit
bottom, and then I knew I was
through falling," he said. "But it
wasn't any fun." he added as
MISS WARD HAS RELAPSE
King's - Doctor Says Crisis Will
Not Have Passed Till Tuesday.
(Chicago Tribune Foreign News Service.
(By Chicago Trioune Leased Wire.)
LONDON, July 30. Fanny Ward,
who broke her arm when she fell
down the stairs at the Grand hotel
in Pourville, France, last Monday
and returned to London Tuesday be
fore consulting a surgecr. has suf
fered a relapse. Sir Alfred Tripp,
the king's personal doctor, asserts
the crisis will not have passed until
The doctor estimates "hat tnree
pints of tblood are congested and
stagnated in Fanny's arm and her
shoulder is swollen to an enormous
0BENCHAIN JURY OUT
No Indication of Verdict Is Se?.i
After 49 Hours.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 30.
The jury in the second trial of Mrs.
Madalynwe. Obenchain. for the mur
der of her sweetheart, J. Belton
Kennedy, a broker, had been out
approximately 49 hours at 5 o'clock
There still was no indication of a
Publisher's Physicians Worried
by Lack of Improvement.
LONDON, July 30. (By the' Asso
ciated Press.) The physicians in
attendance upon Lord Northcliffe
said tonight his condition is caus
ing them anxiety.
The endocarditis, they assert, is
showing no noticeable signs of im
provement. AUTO UPSETS; 1 KILLED
Car Turns Over While Rounding
Curve; Six Injured.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 30.
One person was killed and six oth
ers seriously injured today when
the automobile in which they were
riding turned completely over while
rounding av curve on the Ventura
boulevard, just north of Universal
City, a suburb. (
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
The M eat her.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
-85 degrees; minimum, 57 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; nortwesterly winds.
Futile rebellion rages in Brazil. Page 3.
Bosphorus aim of Greek troopa. Page 1.
Three primaries demand attention. P'age 5.
Peace in eight in rail walkout. Page 1.
Marilynn Miller and Jack Pickford mar
ried. Page 1.
Inventor tells how sight and sound are
recorded on common film. Page 2.
Scientists study origin of Hawaiian race.
Follies dancer guarding letters. Page 4.
Eyes of nation -on tomorrow's primary
election in Missouri. Page 4.
Art losses heavy in university fire.
Raid by Portland police declared ordered
by klan. Page 1.
Hood River folk hear Billy Sunday.
Jackson sheriff wins by 300 votes. Page 1.
Pacific Coast league results: At Port
land 2-5, Seattle 7-3; at Los Angeles,
Vernon 3-5, San Francisco 4-1; at
Oakland 1-2, Los Angeles 7-5; at Salt
Lake 8-16, Sacramento 15-9. Page, 10.
Browns regain leadership. Page 10.
O. N. Ford wins two target shoots.
Commercial and Marine.
Several steamers here for - cargoes.
Bond prices show strength. Page 17.
Banker warns of high tax dangerr. Page
' Portland and Vicinity.
Boy falls SO feet and is unhurt. Page 1.
Vice-president Coolidge to speak but
onco in Portland. Page 1.
Birth control revived as issue. ' Page 18.
Strike yireatens to hurt sawmills. Page
Bible inerrrance declared theory.' Page
IS. - - -
First Christian church Jays cornerstone.
- Page 12.
Portland to fight transfer of engineers'
division. Page 6.
Three boys drowned when auto dives into
river. Page 1.
Weather report, data and forecast.
Harding's Plan Reported
ROADS TO VOI&E PROTEST
Spokesman of "Die-Hards"--
2 SESSIONS TOMORROW
Union Officials Are Declared to .
Have Agreed to President's
CHICAGO, July 30. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Peace terms already
have been agreed to in the country
wide railway strike and formal rati
fication has been assured through
President Harding's efforts, it was
asserted tonight by a man in close
oficial touch with the situation.
All that now remains before the
strike, which has cost the workers
upward of $40,000,000 in wages,
passes into history, it was asserted,
was the formal indorsement of the
terms of settlement by the railway
executives, meeting in New York,
and the strike leaders, who will con
vene in Chicago at the same hour.
Acceptance Held Assured.
"The acceptance of President
Harding's proposal was a foregone
conclusion before T. De Witt Cuyler
issued the call for the meeting of
the rail executives in New York and
B. M. Jewell, head of the striking
shopmen, summoned a similar meet
ing of union chiefs for the same
date, this man who has been in
closest touch with the entire situa
"The rail executives will finally
decide to yield for the good of the
country, sweeping aside the seniori
ty issue, he continued, but their ges
ture will give little consolation to
the men who walked out on July 1,
for besides their loss in pay they
will lose some of their seniority
rights to the men who remaiued at
work, see their original grievances
returned to the United States rail- .
road labor board for rehearing and
the question of a national adjust
ment board and certain other points
taken up by congress.
Exact Terms Not Yet Known.
-'The exact terms probably will
not be known until after Tuesday's
meeting, but whatever they are the
objections of a minority on either
side will not be sufficiently strong
to obstruct or prevent their ratifi
cation by bofh sides. The seniority
issue has been raised since the be
binning of the strike, it must be re
membered, and is not as great a
stumbling block as it has seemed at
times. When the time comes it will
be disposed of with justice to all
and to the satisfaction of the great
majority of the workers."
(Bv Chicago Tribune Leased "Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C-, July 30.
President Harding's peace plan for
the rail strike will be "accepted
under protest," by the 14S railroad
executives when they meet Tuesday
in New York.
End of Walkout Is Seen.
This assurance, obtained here to
night from a spokesman of undis
puted authority representing the
"die-hard" faction of the rail ex
ecutives, appears to confirm the be
lief that conferences of the coming
week will mark the end of the shop
men's walkout, especially, in view of
the reported willingness of the
shopmen to agree.
As firm as ever in their conten
tion that Mr. Harding's basis of set
tlement, as it concerns the seniority
question, is wrong in principle, the
railroad heads, nevertheless, will is
sue a formal statement, bowing to
what they interpret as nothing '.ess
than a command from the president.
Keep Roads Running, Ik Aim.
Whether they will give expres
sion to their views in the statement
of acceptance is a question that
will have to be threshed out at the
meeting Tuesday in New York. The
administration is not likely to con
cern itself much over this phase of.
the situation. However, President
Harding's im, as stated by the
White House from the beginning,
has been to end the strike and
keep the railroads running and not
undertake to deprive those inter
ested from free expression of their
T. De Witt Cuyler, president of
the American Association of Rail
way Executives, will present the
president's plan to the rail execu
tives probably without recommen
dation and will undertake to fur
nish the conference with a plain,,
unbiased statement of Mr. Hard
ing's views. ,
Mr. Cuyler, it became known to
night, contrary to the impression
heretofore prevailing in Washing
ton, will not join with President
Loree of the Delaware & Hudson
railroad in an aggressive campaign
against acceptance of Mr. Hard
ing's plan. Neither will W. W. At
terbury, operating head of the
Pennsylvania system, according to
information from the most respon
sible sources. Cuyler and Atter
bury were being counted upon, to
help Loree win the support ntts
sary to rejection of the Harding
plan. . ,