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VOL. XXXIX NO. 29
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PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 18, 1920
PRICE TEN CENTS
linMC DADDCD I HHTC
COX AND COCKTAIL
Democrats Seek Support
of Opposite Elements.
OREGON TOWNS SHOW
SLOW TIME VOIDS
11 FOREST FIRES
GIRL, AGE 15, DROWNS
AFTER SAVING FRIEND
WEST SCORES IN
- OLYMPIC THIRLS
High Jump Honors Go to
Murphy of Multnomah.
MUTHER AND 7 DIE
IN BURNING HOME
LUI1L lUDULI LUUIO
BANK AT STARBUCK
CENSUS FIGURES OF 1910 ARE
RAIX KEEPS BLAZES FROM
LOIS J. NEPTTCXE OF SALEM
THREE LOCKED IX VAtLT AND
LOSES LIFE IX CREEK.
$3000 IS OBTAINED.
TAMMANY OUT FOR LIQUOR
'Americanism Vs. Alcoholism'
Is Republican Answer.
OLD WAR CRY IS REVISED
Prohibition Leaders Predict Big
Surprise When Votes Are
Counted in November.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,
WASHINGTON. D. C July 17.
"Americanism versus Alcoholism" is
to be the answer of the dry leaders
of the United States to the appealing
campaign slogan. "Cox and Cocktails,"
already echoing- throught the sub
irrigated states of the east.
Just as slogans counted-for much
In the campaigns of 1314 and 1916,
they are certain to be features of the
contest of 1920, now getting under j
headway. Looking over the slogans
of the past, democratic managers
have decided to scrap the one. "He
kept us out of war," but they have
found another which still holds a
little salvage value for use among
the leaders, though not safe for public
parade. It was emblazoned on every
piece of campaign literature which
went out of the democratic national
headquarters in 1914. It read: "War
in the Ea.st, Peace in the West. Thank
God for Woodrow Wilson."
Old Sloftan Overhauled.
By a little overhauling it is found
to fit Quietly into the exigencies of
the present campaign. As remodeled,
however, it can only be a warcry for
the leaders whose strategem ealls for
promises in the east of the return
of the good old days of the cocktail
and the highball and assurances to
the arid west that "the law .will be
rigidly enforced." if- Mr. Cox is
the plan of political strategy in far
fewer words than it could otherwise
be -told, being "wet in the east, dry
in the west. Thank God for Jimmy
This campaign is to offer many
original features. This will not be
the first time that an entirely gastric
issue has forged to the front in a
national political contest, but it comes
forward this time in a new form.
McKinley made his appeal in 1896 to
the hunger of the masses, and now we
have another Ohio candidate, Mr. Cox,
Seeking to play on the thirst of those
whose parched tongues are palsied to
every tune except that rasping and
unmusical chorus, "How Dry I Am,
How Dry I Am."
Conditions Different Now. ,
McKinley won because hunger in
those days was universal, with fac
tories closed down and "For Rent'
signs on every other shop door. The
starving workers got a thrill out of
that sententious inscription which la
beled Mr. McKinley, "the advance
agent of prosperity.'
Opponents of the saloon say, how
ever, that conditions at this time -are
not at all analagous with the period
It is asserted that Mr. Cox and his
supporters in Tammany Hall and else
where in the east over-estimate the
number of voters who, standing at the
verge of hydrophobia, are waiting
eagerly and anxiously the day in No
vember when they may be able to
make sure of the installation of a
wet president in the White House.
Since the nation went dry it is de
clared that many who formerly op
posed prohibition have been won over
(Concluded on Pase 8, Column 1.)
No THANK YOVjl 5M . . H .! Qvitvr. on thkt yo., can j)
mm- n ii ! in i - " " - I ' ' 4
Ontario, Heppner .and EnterpHse
Among Leaders in Ten-Year
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington. July x7. Ontario, Hepp
ner, and Enterprise, Or., all showed
substantial gains in population over
1910 in the census figures given out
today. Ontario is shown to have
grown from a city of 1213 In 1910 to
2039 in 1920. - In the same period
Heppner grew from 880 to 1324 and
Enterprise from 1242 to 1895.
Other Oregon cities and towns
stand as follows; according to today's
Incorporated place. 1020
Jordb.ii Valley ........... .355
Junlura. .............. .127
Hardman ................. 193
lone .................... .439
Population figures for Columbia
and Wheeler counties, Oregon, for
1920 were given out by the census
bureau tonight as follows:
Columbia county, 13,960, an increase
of 3.380, or 31.9 per cent.
Wheeler county, 2791, an increase
of 307, or 12.4 per cent.
Other census reports today were:
Iowa City, la., 11,267. increase 1176
or 11.7 per cent.
Plymouth, Pa., 16,500, decrease 496
or 2.9 per cent.
fc.1 Paso, Texas, 83,836; increase
44,447, or 113.4 per cent.
Milford, Conn, (including Wood-
mont borough), 10.193; increase 5287,
or 133.5 per cent.
$3 MINIMUM IS ASKED
Federal Employes to Begin Nation-
Wide Campaign. "
CHICAGO, July 17. A nation-wide
campaign by federal employes to ob
tain pay Increases will start soon,
Charles F. Nagle, vice-president of
the National Federation of Federal
Employes, announced today.
"Nobody can be efficient if he re
celves less than a living wage," Mr.
Nagle said, "and we are asking that
$3 a day be set by congress ae the
minimum daily wage of federal em
DEATH HASTENED BY JOY
Prisoner About to Be
leased Drops Dead.
STILLWATER., Minn., July 17.-
few hours before he was to have been
released from the state penitentiary
here, Patrick H. Barnes, 74, former
police chief at Fargo., N. D., dropped
dead in his cell following an attack
of heart disease.
Joy at the parole board's decision
yesterday is believed to have af
fected his weak heart. He was sen
tenced 13 months ago for shooting a
neighbor, who recovered.
FLAG INSULT REGRETTED
Men M ho Trampled Upon Old Glory
Fined and Imprisoned.
WASHINGTON, July 17. British of
ficials at Bermuda have expressed re
gret for the insult offered the Ameri
can flag by British sailors July 4,
the state department was advised to
day in a consular report from Ber
muda. The sailors who trampled upon the
flag have been heavily fined and sen
tenced to terms of imprisonment, the
RAIN MAY BE EXPECTED
Forecast for AVeck Says Showers
- Are Possible.
WASHINGTON, July 17. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Rocky mountain and the plateau
regions Generally fair, seasonable
Pacific states fair, except occasional
rains on the north coast.
Shamrock Far Behind as
Race Is Called.
UPTON CRAFT'S START POOR
Second Event in Classic to
Be Held Again Tuesday.
AMERICAN PILOT SKILLED
In Every Minute of Both Contests
Heels Are Shown to Green
Invader From England.
SANDT HOOK, N. T., July 17. Ex
piration of the sailing time limit
saved the British challenger. Sham
rock IV. from apparent defeat at the
hands of the cup defender Resolute
In the second meet today of the 1920
regatta for the America's cup.
The defender, skillfully handled by
Captain Charles F. Adams II, had put
more than, a half hour's sailing oe
tween her and the challenger and was
breezing home under mainsail, club
topsail and balloon jib, when the race
was officially declared off. at 7:25
Under the rules the 30-mile tri
angular coarse had to be covered
within six-hours by the leading yacht
to make it a race. The time limit
would not actually have expired until
7:46:28, but a little more than 20 min
utes before that hour. Resolute had
nearly eight miles to sail, and the
committee boat hoisted the "no race"
signal. At that hour Shamrock IV was
more 'than two miles from the stake
that would have sent her' on the last
leg of the race.
Score la fiot Changed.
The score still stands Shamrock IV
one, Resolute nothing. Shamrock IV
having captured the first race Thurs
day when Resolute was forced to drop
out because of an accident.
But the score does not tell the re
spective achievements of the two
boats to date. In every minute of
both races Resolute has shown her
heels to the' green "Invader. Ameri
can, yachtsmen are loud In their
praise of Captain Adams and the
sloop he commands.
Today's near race was run under
conditions ideal in every particular
save the essential one of a stiff
A bright sun shone down on the
glassy surface of the Atlantic. The
great armada of pleasure craft rode
at rest, their brasswork and varnish
glinting in the sun and their flags
and pennants flapping idly. A little
fleet of airplanes and one lone sil
versided naval blimp dotted overhead.
Shamrock on Line First.
Shamrock towed by a tug led
Resolute to the starting point at Am
brose lightship. But that was the
only time she was ahead.
So still was the air that Shamrock
IV had to call on her tug for aid
after she had been cast off. A few
-minutes before noon, when the race
scheduled to start, the committee or
dered a postponement. At 1:30 a
breeze came in from the southeast
and the committee hoisted the pre
Captain Adam again appeared to
have out-maneuvered Captain Will
iam P. Burton of Shamrock at the
start, and got Resolute off in the
coveted weather berth, nine seconds
ahead of the challenger.
The defender began a steady gain
on Shamrock IV, almost immediately
as the two sloops headed out to sea
on a lonjg port tack.
Resolute steadily outpointed Sham
rock IV, edging into the wind, while
her rival fell further and further to
Resolute led from the start.
(Concluded on Pare 5. Column 1.)
AND INK SKETCHES BY CARTOONIST PERRY,
Ten Fires Are In Small District,
but Are Believed to Be Well
ALBANY, Or, July 17. (Special.)
Lightning started 11 forest fires in
the Santlam national forest In the
course of a thunder storm last night.
Because of rain which fell during the
storm, none of the fires got a good
start, and reports received at the for
est headquarters here indicate that all
are small thus far and that there is
a good chance of Keeping all under
Ten of the fires are In the Detroit
district, in the northern half of the
forest. The other is near the south
ern boundary line of Linn county.
The rain was heavy in the vicinity
of this latter fire and there will be
no danger of it developing into a big
These fires are the first which have
started in the Santlam national for
est this season.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., July 17.
(Special.) A big forest fire is rag
ing in the Long Lake district, 12
miles west of Klamath. A large crew
of firefighters is on the ground. The
fire is in the Weyerhaeuser, Western
Pacific and Christ tracts, which con
tain some of the best timber in the
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature,
74 degrees; minimum. 59 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; westerly winds.
Editorial. Section 3, page 6. '
News of trie resorts. Section 3, page S.
Dramatic. Section 4. page 3.
Moving pictures. Section 4, page 2.
School news. Section 4. page 4.
Music. Section 4, page 7.
Real estate and building news. Section 4,
Books. Section 5, page T.
Ch urches. Section 5, page S.
Automobile news. Section 6.
Society. Section 3, page 2.
Women's activities. Section 4, page 6.
Kashiuns. Section 5, page 4.
Miss Tingle's column. Section 5, page 5.
Auction bridge. Section 5, page 6.
Potential tabor wasted in Portland. Maga
zine section, page 1.
Solving divorce problem from new angle
Magazine section, page 2.
White House flower la the orchid. Maga
zine section, page 3.
World news by camera. Magazine section,
page 4. -
Admiral Sims own story. Magazine sec
tion, page 5.
Latest styles from Parisian boulevards.
Magazine section, page 6.
Woman lawyer is considered efficient.
Magazine section, page 7.
Hill's cartoons. "Among Us Mortals." Mag
azine section, page S.
Many valuable uses found for moleskins.
Section 3, page 10.
Redmond, Cel., has bright tuture, by Addi
aon Bennett. Section 3, page 10.
Bryan eulogizes water In convention ad
dress. Section 4, page 1.
Public ownership fails to lower streetcar
rates. Section 4," page 8.
Columbia basin needs water to be pro
ductive. Sect'on 3. page 2.
Today's Industrial condition of Belgium.
Section 5, page 3.
BuM Run lake presents interesting study.
Section 5, page 3.
General Wood's daughter to do war work
In France. Section 5, page 7.
r. W. C. A. girls stage community pageant.
Section page 7.
Cartoons of the day. by Darling. Section
5, page 7.
Sermon of Dr. Joshua Stansfteld. Sec
tion 5, page 8.
Allies demand end to Turkish atrocities,
threatening eviction from Europe. Sec
tion 1, page 4.
Japanese interference considered likely in
Chinese civil wanare. oecnon x,
Big things promised as result of Spa con
ference, says Lloyd George. Section 1,
Dry leaders answer democratic slogan of
"Cox and cocktails" with "Americanism
versus Alcoholism." Section 1, page 1.
Governor Cox arrives In Washington to
confer with President Wilson. Section
lm page 3.
Oregon cities and towns show substantial
gains in population. Section 1, pase 1.
Murphy. Bartlett. Merchant among Olym
pic winners. Section 1. pase 1.
Harding puts final touches on accept
ance speech. Section 1, page 6.
Sailing time limit- cancels second yacht
race. Section 1, page 1.
Experienced Swimmer Collapses
Evidently From Exhaustion
and Sinks From Sight.
SALEM. O.. July 17. (Special.)
Lois Ida Neptune, 15-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Neptune
of this city, was drowned in Mill
Creek this afternoon after she had
rescued Winnlfred Rinehart, who had
floundered while learning to swim.
Miss Neptune, together with Ethel
Livesley and - Miss Rinehart, were
wading in the stream not far from
the shore when Miss Rinehart swal
lowed some water and showed evi
dence of distress. Miss Neptune, who
was an experienced swimmer, hast
ened to the rescue of her companion
and after a hard truggle half carried
her Into, shallow water.
Probably due to exhaustion or the
victim of cramps. Miss Neptune then
was seen to fall rorwarfl ana an
Instant later disappeared beneath the
surface of the water. Miss Neptune's
parents were notified. Firemen, with
a pulmotor, reached the creek a few
minutes later but were unable to
recover the girl's body before all
hope of resuscitation had vanished.
Miss Neptune was born In Ohio and
with her parents came to Salem near
ly ten years ago. Besides her par
ents Miss Neptune is survived by one
Rev. "Billy" Sunday attacks Governor Cox
and his "wet" backers. Section 1,
Republicans better organized for active
work In Washington than ever before.
Section 1, page 6.
Salem girl. 15. drowns after rescuing
friend. Section 1, page 1.
Salem Is preparing to welcome 10,000 Ore
gon Klks to third annual convention.
Section 1, page 14!
Bodies of victims of explosion at Camp
Lewis range are sent to homes under
military escort. Section 1. page 8.
Crater lake hotel operator declares he
will not five up concession. Section 1,
Lone robber loots Starbuek bank of $3000.
Section 1, page 1.
Walla Walla woman slain by divorced hus
band. Section 1, page o.
Lightning starts 11 forest fires In Santlam
forest. Section 1, page 1.
Club day observed at Gladstone park. Sec
tion i, page 10.
Club day observed at Gladstone park.
Section 1, page 10.
Mother and seven children die In burning
nome. ecuon l, page l
Irrigation in state hits lively stride. Sec-
. tion J. page 1.
CoaM Teague results: Salt Lake
.Portland 3-6: Los Angeles 1-3,
land -:: ; San Francisco
Sacramento 4, Seattle 3
3. Vernon 0
kection '2, page 1
Phil Neer wins state tennis title in finals
at Oregon championships. Section
Semi-pro leagues stage close races. Sec
tion 2. pace 1.
High water causes delay in carnival. Sec
tion 2, page 2.
Ex-coasters in majors want to end careers
In west. Section 2, page 2.
v ictory or w averiey Country club in re
cent northwest championnh Ips estab
ltshes precedent. Section 2, page 3.
Exhibition golf tour, embracing lOO days
r more ano featuring V ardon and Ray,
English professionals, begins today
Section 2, page 3-
Mltt stars don't satisfy Portland. Section
2. page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon apple crop estimated at 60 per cent
or last year, section l, page 21.
Seven-cent decline in wheat prices at Chi
cago. Section 1, page 21.
Cruci-ble steel feature of Walt street stock
market. Section 1, page 21.
Swedish steamer Indus chartered by local
grain exporting company. Section 1
Portland and Vicinity.
James McXulty, in answer to divorce com
plaint, denies wife's story of forced
marriage. Section 1, page 9.
Church steeple struck in lightning storm
section l, page lO.
Dr. Roberg's request for change of manage
ment of Cedars is denied. Section 1,
New indictments for alleged profiteering in
sugar sales returned. Section 1, page 11.
Dentists of Oregon will convene six days'
session tomorrow. Section 1, page IS.
Opal Whltely, author, may give address at
convention of State Editorial associa
tion. Section 1, page 15.
Ninety-one Boy Scouts of Portland encamp
on Wahtum Lake. Section 1, page 16.
Baby homes in Portland scored by Mrs. F.
W. Swanton, humane society head. Sec
- tion l. page 8.
West is recognized at lumber meeting at
Chicago. Section 1, page 16.
Lionel C. Mackay stands by report in milk
inquiry. Section 1. page 18.
BARRETT 2D WITH DISCUS
Merchant Takes Fourth Place
in Broad Jump.
RECORDS BEST IN HISTORY
Score of Coast Men Win Points
Against Picked Talent of
All TJ. S. Districts.
CAMBRIDGE. Mass., July 17. Ath
letes from all parts of the country
qualified for places on the Ameri
can Olympic tam In the final trials
at the Harvard stadium today In
track and field meet, the average of
which has never been equaled.
While no world records were bro
ken, two American field event figures
were surpassed. In addition, two
amateur athletic union senior cham
pionship records went by the board
and another was equaled. Members
of the American Olympic committee
who will select the team which will
represent the United States at Ant
werp next month expressed the opin
ion that the 1920 combination would
be the best balanced that ever sailed
from these shores.
Turn to Be Selected Today.
The Olympic trials attracted more
than 20,000 spectators. The five hours
of competition opened with a dress
rehearsal on the parade of natlous.
the Inaugural feature of the Olympic
Karnes. Weather and track conditions
were perfect and more than $20,000
wao realized for the American
Olympic fund through admission
The Olympic committee will se
lect the team tomorrow. In the quali
fying trials eastern athletes secured
52 places, middle western perform
ers 30 and far west stars 27 In a
general way western athletes were
strongest in the field contents.
The Chicago Athletic club led the
field with 35 points. The New
York Athletic association was second
with 33 points, the Illinois Athletic
club of Chicago third, with 14V4
ooints, and the Olympic club of San
Francisco, and the Los Angeles Ath
letic tied for fourth place, with 14
points. The United States navy team
came next with 11 points.
Oreton Athletes 'Writ.
John Murphy of the Multnomah
Amateur Athletic club, Portland, Or.,
took first place in the high jump with
a mark of S feet Hi inches. Au
gustus R. Pope of the University of
Washington hurled the discus 14S
feet 5 inches for first place, with
William K. Bartlett of the University
of Oregon second with a mark of 141
feet 9 inches. J.' W. Merchant of
Marshfield, Or., competing under the
colors of the Olympic club, placed
fourth in the broad Jump. An even
score coast athletes scored points dur
ing the day.
The summaries follow, the winners
of final events being National Ama
teur Athletic union champions for
1920, except in the meter-measured
West Break Record..
Western athletes scored heavily In
the record-breaking, both in the
American and Amateur Athletic union
classes. Sol Butler, negro sprinter
and broad jumper, from Dubuque col
lege, leaped 24 feet 8 inches in the
broad jump, displacing the record
made by Meyer Prinstein at Philadel
phia in 1900.
Prinstein was a student at Syracuse
university when he cleared 24 feet
IH inches just 20 years ago. Butler,
(Concludedo n Pair 2. Column 1.)
NEW TOPICS OF THE
Bookkeeper Tses Screwdriver to
Work Lock, but Outlaw
Slakes His Escape.
STARBUCK. "Wash.. July 17. A
lone robber, wearing amber glasses,
entered the Starbuek bank shortly
before noon today and after locking
the cashier. C M. Zintheo, the book
keeper. Miss Gladys Brotherton of
Walla Walla and C. II. List, a cus
tomer in the vault, robbed the cash
drawer of between J3000 and $3500,
all in bank notes of less than $100
Zintheo released himself and the
others from the vault within five min
utes, with the aid of a screwdriver,
by taking the plate off the combina
tion and moving the tumblers with
With only a meager description of
the robber, the officers were handi
capped in their search, which was
started at once. Today was payday
In the railroad shops and the robber
evidently knew that the money was
due in the bank.
The outlaw was described as 30 or
35 years of age, tall and slender, and
about 150 pounds. He wore a blue
shirt and work clothes. No one saw
him enter the bank or leave. The
fact that the robber apparently van
ished Into thin air after he stepped
out of the bank leads the officers to
believe that he may have been no
stranger in Starbuek.
Zintheo kept a screwdriver in the
vault for just such' an emergency
While he was working his way out
of the vault he could hear the robber
at work In the bank. The sheriff at
Dayton was notified and descriptions
of the robber were sent out broad
COAL MEN WARRANTS OUT
35 Companies and Officers in West
Virginia Are Named.
CHARLESTON", W. Va.. July 17.
Thirty-five coal companies and their
chief officers, all of southern West
Virginia, were named in warrants is
sued here today in connection with
the coal price investigation conducted
during the past two weeks by gov
The warrants were placed in the
hands of the United States marshal,
who will execute them early next
CANADA HOLDS TRY0UTS
Thompson of Dartmouth Sets Mark
In Low Hurdle.
MONTREAL. July 17. Crack ath
letes of Canada competed at the Mon
treal Amateur Athletic association
field meet here today for places on the
team that will represent the dominion
in the Olympic games at Antwern
Earl Thompson of Dartmouth, rep
resenting the province of Saskatche
wan, created a new Canadian mark
in the 110-meter hurdle when he
made the distance in lb 1-5 seconds.
DEPORTATION TRAIN OFF
Enemies to Be Gathered and Taken
to Xew York.
WASHINGTON, July 17. Another
deportation train has started from
San Francisco for New York for the
purpose of gathering deportees along
the route as it passes through various
Immigration districts, it was an
nounced today by the department of
It is expected that about 100 aliens,
including 43 to be deported, will be
taken to New York on this train.
FLIER AND , GIRL KILLED
Airplane Crashes From Height of
100 Feet at San Jose.
SAN JOSE, Cel., July 17. George
Marshall, San Francisco aviator, was
killed today and Miss H. Benoit, 24, a
nurse of this city, sustained injuries
from which she uied several hours
later, when an airplane in which they
were riding fell 100 feet. -
Suspicion of Foul Play Is
Seen by Jury.
CHILDREN'S FATHER IS HELD
John Roesch Unabte to Ex
Pjain Origin of Blaza,
RESCUE EFFORTS FAIL
Husband and Father Declares He
Tried to Save Family but
Flames Had Early Start.
BONDERS FERRT, Idaho, July 17.
The coroner's jury Investigating 'the
death of Mrs. John Rousch and her
seven children this morning brought
in a verdict that "the family was
burned to death under suspicious cir
cumstances." Mrs. Rousch and the children, all
of whom were under 14 years of age.
perished in their home which burned
at 2 o'clock this morning. The hus
band and father was arrested by the
sheriff. The Rousch home was on a
farm near Copeland, 20 miles north of
According to the report made by
Roesch. as related by the sheriffs
office here. Roesch was awakened by
flames and ran from the house to get
some water in a pail. He had to go
utomco 10 obtain water, h
and when he returned the house
ablaze. In attempting to
, enter and rescue members of the fam-
"J " was turned and was unable to
get into the house, he said, according
to the sheriff's office.
Roesch telephoned to the store at
Copeland at 1:30 o'clock, an hour
after the fire, telling of the disaster,
hoon after he left the scene and went
to his homestead, about five miles
from Copeland. He was taken Into
custody when Prosecuting Attorney
O. C. Wilson; Coroner D. D. Simons
and Sheriff Dunning went to Cope
land for an Investigation.
declared today that
whole family was asleep when
fire broke out. and that he did
know how it started.
The seven children ranged In
from 1 to 14 years.
LIGHTNING JSTRIKES BARN
-Man Milker and 6 Cows Knocked
lo Ground by Bolt.
SPOKANE. Wash., July 17 A man
and six cows were knocked to the
erround and stunned by lightning
which struck the dairy barn of Fos
ter Barnsley, southwest of Valley,
wasn., h'riday night, according to
word reaching here today.
The bolt of lightning which struck
the barn tore shingles from the roof
and charged the piping of the auto
matic milking machines scattered
through the barn during milking
time. A man milking a cow was
knocked unconscious and did not re
vive until an hour later. Six cows in
the barn were dazed, but were not
PEACE DECREE DEMANDED
Attorney Files Suit to Force Sec-'
retary Colby to Act.
WASHINGTON, July 17. Harry A
Mecartney, a Chicago lawyer, in his
capacity as a taxpayer today filed suit
in the district supreme court to com
pel Secretary of State Colby immedi
ately to promulgate the joint resolu-".
tion of congress declaring at an end
the state cf war with Germany.
Mr. Mecartney based his suit on
the ground that the president has no
veto power over a joint resolution.