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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, JUNE 25, 1932
FOREIGN CAPITALS AND OTHER CITIES CONTRIBUTE GOSSIP
SIX PRIZE WINNERS IN BEACH BEAUTY CONTEST.
WARM WEATHER BRINGS
OUT SPIRITS IN NUMBERS
Inhabitants of Beyond Are Declared to Be All Worked Up Over
Automatic Drawing Hooch Also Is Pretty Active.
COX. McADOO AND BRYAN ALL
EAGER TO HELP MRS. OLESON
Democratic Candidate for United States Senate in Minnesota Al
ready Has Scored Political Triumph of Year.
BY JESSE HENDERSON'. ".
(Copyright, 182, by The Oregonian.)
EW YORK, June 24. (Special.)
-Warm weather is bringing
out the spirits in great num
bers and . whichever spirits you're
thinking of the statement stands,
although the ones we have in mind
are Conan Doyle's little friends.
Hooch, of course, is also pretty ac
tive at the moment. But more of
The inhabitants of the beyond' are
all worked up over automatic draw
ing. Every now and then of late
they have inserted themselves into
the 'nner consciousness of somebody
and dashed off a spook canvas all
about little or nothing. But this
week the ghost artists who have
taken Mrs. Emma. Mabel Field in
hand really scored a triumph. The
triumph hangs, for all to see, in a
downtown art gallery. It repre
sents Mayor Hylan as a big fish.
Mrs. Field, accompanied! by spook
experts who are making a study of
her case. took, a trip to the city hall,
saw the mayor, and knocked out her
Impressions on canvas. Under the
fin of the- fish is a little baby, prob
ably the grandchild which the mayor
is guarding while his daughter tours
Europe. At one side stands a d'm
figure which might be a civic virtue
or Enright or anyone, but which
Mrs. Field believes to be Tammany.
On the whole it is an . appealing
study, if you go In. for other-world
impressions. . -
Spirits of the sort, as has been
noted, have displayed .no end of
activity. Ask Dan, Mahoney. Dan
In his capacity of customs guard on
a North river pier! has seen a good
many' customs in his time; but
never, he is willing to take oath,
had he observed such customs, or
manners, either, as those aboard the
Norwegian vessel Hellas.
Passing lightly over the appropri
ateness of the vessel's name, juff'ce
it to report that Dan noticed some
body raising a noise like that on. the
vessel's main deck in the early
morning. Dan decided that a large
party was on in the small hnurs, but
he didn't realize just what was be
ing pulled off till a damsel, noting
his figure climbing up the ship's
ladder, leaned over the 'ail and
thumped him on the head. Dan was
horrified to see that the woman's
weapon was a pair of corsets.
A dance seemed to be in progress,
but Mahoney merely stuttered and
blushed when he tried to tell the
customs officials about it a few
hours later. He ddd linger long
enough on the Hellas, however, to
gather up an armful of bottles
which, as he told the off'cials, h3
somehow suspected to be as full of
high spirits as the dancers.
There's a tricky sort of dance,
the Lorraine, which is souirminK'
through, the Broadway cabarets in
a fashion that will soon be de
nounced from local pulpits and po
lice stations. The dance has hopped
out into the suburban sections, too,
and from spots on the fringe of the
city rise heated arguments for and
against though mostly, it must be
admitted, against. The chief charge
against the new step is that in s'nu
oslty it out-Cleos Cleopatra.
As an after-dinner topic the Lor
raine has accordingly almost re
placed that other question which is
ruiiung tne wonted calm of the
The other question, of course Is
this: Should a little girl be a caddy
and tote a bagful of golf sticks
SOCIAL SEASON OF WHITE
HOUSE IS NEARLY ENDED
Occasional Informal Mayflower Party About Only Event Left for
President and Mrs. Harding.
BY BETTY BAXTER.
(Copyright, 1922. by The Oregonian.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 24.
(Special.) The White House'
social season is about over
and no more formal parties, not
even garden parties, scheduled. An
occasional Mayflower party perhaps
of the most informal sort, and that
will be all. As to their summer
plans, President and Mrs. Harding
haven't any. They have reluctantly
given up their much-talked-of
Alaskan trip. The president pro
posed but congress disposed. The
president doesn't feel that he can
take a trip of any length and he
had planned to be away about six
weeks until after congress ad
journs and it now looks as though
that will not be until the brief
Alaskan summer is a thing of the
past if then. Unless, as I've heard
it whispered, the president just tells
them once more what he wants
them to do by them, meaning con
gress and then walks off and
leaves them with full responsibility
on their own shoulders like he did
Philippine Women Feted.
About the only affair at the
White House this week that at all
bordered on the social was the
reception by Mrs. Harding of the
ladies of the Philippine parlia
mentary mission, which are being
much feted while in Washington.
The call will linger long not only
in the memory of the guests but in
that of Mrs. Harding, for the Fili
pino ladies wore their quaint native
dress. They looked like a great
bouquet of sweet peas in their pic
turesque costumes of pastel tinted
pina cloth. None of them wore hats
and their bodices suggested those
worn in my childhood days, when
they did say that the ladies" sleeves
were of such size that they could
conceal their shopping in their
folds. Mrs. Harding looked un
usually well, too, in an Alice-blue
frock of crepe de chine and tulle.
Mrs. Hardinpr showed the visitors
all over the White House grounds,
the state apartments and the ex
ecutive offices. She said she wanted
the president nt to miss seeing the
pretty ladies and they did look
pretty, too. He wore his usual dark
fctue coat nd white flannel trous
ers. President and Mrs. Harding are
using the Mayflower far more fre
quently than it has been used by
any president since its purchase in
the first Roosevelt administration
and nothing could afford a better
or more fitting change from the
general run of official life than a
few hours' trip on the water with a
few congenial souls and a few hands
at cards. There Is nothing that
President and Mrs. Harding enjoy
more than a good card game.
Foreign Lions Come.
Foreign lions we have with us al
ways! Washington is never without
some leader in earns other country
visiting: here for us to make a fuss
around at the heels of a great,
strong man? Any number c-f up
lifters and educators say the little
girl should not. They declare such
a job is detrimental to the little
girls' vocabularies. Some of the de
nouncers of the girl "caddy system
declare that the little girls wouiu
be far better off helping their
mothers to wash the dishes.
But would you believe it? thesed
stubborn little girls reply that, as
between carrying a few golf club
around a grassy slope in the sum
mer sunshine and hanging around
a kitchen washing dishes, they pre
fer the sunny slopes. And their re
markable mothers declare that, as
between doing the dishes themselves
while the daughters earn a few hon
est dollars, and having the daugh
ters stay home to do dishes and
lose the chance to earn money, the
mothers prefer to do the dishes un
aided. What are you going to do
with people who simply won't admit
they need to be rescued?
And. now that vacation is at hand
the public schools are furnshlng a
lot of people with something to
worry about. It appears to be ths
school history which is putt'ng
wrong thoughts in. youthful heads.
A committee appointed to tnvesti
gate history text-hooks has pon
dered the matter for eight months
and at last made a report And
there are scads of things which the
committee doesn't approve, at all.
For instance, where one text
book says: "Nathan Hale was a
Yale graduate," to you and me
simple souls that we are this looks
like a plain and commendable state-'
ment. Ah! But simple souls like us
have no place on an investigating
comm'ttee. "This statement," the
committee reports with a frown,
"falls far short of educational
You begin to see don't you with
what stuff our children's m'nds are
Doesi any lady or gentleman have
the slightest recollection about a
thing called a "Jay treaty"? Ourself,
we can't recall Mrs. Jay, either; but,
if she isn't stronger on pulchritude
than most of the forefathers, her
features would be better deleted
no mistake about that. Fate evi
dently had her mind on something
other than good looks when she de
cided to stir up a revolutionary war
'Nother thing. Some histories ac
tually do not mention what Ethan
Allen said with drawn sword at 4
A. M., demanding the surrender of
Fort Ticonderoga. The committee
says he said:
"In the name of the great Jeho
vah and the continental congress!"
And, of course, if it's history you're
writing and not fact, it's all very
well to let it go at that. But it's a
safe bet Ethan used shorter and
uglier words at least. If he felt as
we do when anyone gets us ud it
i A. M.
Well, to speak of serious matters,
a thousand business women who
frequently find themselves all
dressed up with no place in particu
lar to go have banded and bonded
together to build a 14-story club
house. It is going to have a billiard
room, Turkish baths, roof garden,
swimming pool, gymnasium and
safety-deposit vault. Incidentally it
is going to have the keenest minds
of any club in the city, for there's
no more active intellect than that
possessed by the New York business
womaiu Or, if there is, where is it?
over. We had several with us this
week; also "home grown" folks who
come in for a bit of fussing too. The
main social events of the week were
centered about the Philippine-commission
who are here trying to per
suade congress to make them a free
and independent nation; General
Gaston Cassouiz, formerly chief of
staff of the French army; Miss
Mildred Bromwell, daughter of Mrs.
Charles Bromwell and the late Col
onel Bromwell, whose engagement
to Captain Sidney R. BaJey, naval
attache of the British embassy staff,
was announced; and commander and
Mrs. W. W. Galbradth. vhn r long
ing Washington, or rather have Just
Tit for tat when a bunch of our
representatives went to the Philip
pines two years ago, the statesmen
of that island showed them a royal
good time. That same group tried
to show the island statesmen a good
time when they came to our capital
so the first thing they did was to
give a great big dinner and dance at
the Columbia Country club. Then
many c-f the same members of con
gress were present at the dinner of
some 100 covers given Monday by
Jaime De Veyra, Philippine resident
commissioner and his wife at the
vvaraman Park hotel. Among the
guests were the speaker of the
house and Mrs. Gillett, several of
our senators and representatives
and their wives. Mrs. Gillett looked
unusually well that evening. She
is one of the smartest dressers in
Among those who tried to show
General Cassouiz a good time was
Senator Walter W. Edge, who gave
him a luncheon asking the vice-
president and several senators to
meet htm; Colonel Du Pont, military
anacne or tne r rench embassy, had
a dinner party for the noted gen
eral and had General Pershing and
General Charles G. Dawes there too.
The French ambassador and Mm
Jusserand gave a luncheon for their
distinguished countryman and their
guests Included the secretary of the
treasury, a few generals, both
American and French, and the em
AIR MAIL FOR ISLAND
Passenger and Freight Service to
SYDNEY, N. S. W. Arrangements
nave progressed rapidly for the in
auguration of the aerial mail, pas
senger and freight service between
Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane, via
the Riverina and east coast.
The planes are the latest In
aeronautical design and were built
lor use on the London-Paris serv
ice, with accommodations for six
passengers and a special compart
ment for mails, luggage and light
Special attention was paid to un
usual conditions that will be en
countered in the Australian traffic
wnen the machines were con
MERMAIDS POSE AFTER WINNING FAME.
The iudsres at this bathine beauty contest certainly knew their business, for. look what they picked. Here
off the cup given for beauty of face,
agree that each is a winner.
ENGLAND FACES VAST ARMY
OF MISERY AND CRIMINALS
Investigation Launched in London Develops Situation of Increasing
Gravity and Numerous Horrors of Juvenile Delinquency.
BY NORMAN H. MATSON.
(Copyright, 1922, by The Oreeonian.)
LONDON, June 24. (Special Ca
ble.) The minister of health
is conducting an inquiry into
actual deaths by starvation. Frank
Hodges, leader' of the coal miners,
"So low are the wages and so bad
the situation that in my judgment
it can be said that the British
famine has Degun."
These are sensational statements
too sensational, if they call up a
picture of a gaunt populace in rags.
London is as bright and seems as
prosperous as her press agents
proclaim to those of us who live
and work in the west end. But in
her east London, in the industrial
towns of the north, and particu
larly in the coal-mining areas of
Lancashire and Wales, there is a
vast army of misery.
Consider the authenticated fig
There are at present no less than
1,623,000 persons receiving aid from
the state. One year ago there were
2,177,399 registered unemployed.
That figure is now down to 1,514,000,
according to most recent reports,
but this does not represent the
An unknown number of unem
ployed are temporarily off the reg
lster because they have exhausted
their claims to benefit, and the
figure does not include persons nn
employed due to strikes and lock
outs, so that the million idle men of
the- machine trades, to mention, the
largest group, are not accounted for.
" - .
Back of Mr. Hodges' announce
ment of "famine" there are tragic
facts. Average employment in the
coal fields is now three and a half
days a week. At the existing wage
rates, graduated from a minimum
of $1.50 a day to $2.50 (figuring the
pound at a parity with the dollar),
the weekly wage of the miner is
from $5.25 to $8.75, with the great
majority receiving a wage nearer
MRS. HARDING AND MADAME 1JE VEYRA IN CENTER.
Presented by Madame Jaime C de Veyra, the wives of the Philippine delegation who are seeking the
of the islands, were received by Mrs, Harding at tha White House, a few: days ago.
figure and costume by the. Washington Advertising club last week at the
the first figure than the second.
The rate of pay is 32 cents above
the rate of 1914; the cost of living
is still 81 per cent higher than in
1914. Out of his earnings the coal
miner must pay his health Insurance
and unemployment contributions.
The most recent official statistics
on "actual deaths by starvation"
show that during 12 months there
were four in London and 28 in the
provinces, a tiny total in days that
have accustomed us to reports of
millions starving, but it is feared
that a "few poor, proud men and
women" are starving because they
will not seek poor-law relief, and
it is on facts as to such cases that
the health, minister has directed all
local authorities and the police to
malfc complete reports.
Meanwhile the number of what a
London judge called "rimes of mo
tiveless ferocity by young people"
Is also worrying the authorities and
sociologists. Jack Hewitt, 16, has
just been' sentenced for the murder
of a woman; 18-year-old Jacoby has
swung for the murder of Lady
White; the two horrid murders of
Harold Jones, 16, are 6 till remem
bered. Other cases are pending.
Criminologists look back to the war
years for explanation.
Crimes by children' mostly thefts
totaled 37,000 in 1913; in 1917
they had amounted to 51,0M). The
offenders were nearly all boy
from 10 to 14 years of age. At the
height of juvenile crime (1917)
Hewitt was 10, Harold Jones 11 and
"Now,' says Cecil Leeson, secretary
of a. league for penal reform, "if
any appreciable number of juvenile
offenders of war days are carrying
through adolescence the marks of
their war-time neglect, we should
find an increase in all male offend
ers of 16 to 21 years, and that is
precisely what -we do find.'.'
But take another angle to the
economic problem. C. R. W. Nevin
son. the modernist painter, whose
canvases are better known and per
haps better understood in the United
PHILIPPINE WOMEN RECEIVED BY PRESIDENT'S WIFE.
States than here in Ms own coun
try, delighted a host of persons
more reserved than he when he got
into the newspapers with his frank
financial statement. During the las
five years of hard work he earned,
ho says, no more than $375 per an
num. He kept out of the breadline
because he had saved money from
more prosperous years and because
his wife made many of her own
clothes and some of his, but now he
has only enough funds to last him
six months. He concluded grandly,
utilizing his talent for making good
newspaper copy: "As this American
ized civilization, prefers an artist
dead, I consider it my duty at least
to die handsomely in debt."
In the orange-curtained studios of
Chelsea came a rumble of cheers;
but solid citizens were given pause.
The Post wonders what would hap
pen if other Britishers were to
throw appearance to the winds and
baldly proclaim that their means of
subsistence would vanish in the next
six month, and that they considered
It their duty as unpatriotic English
men to die, like Mr. Nevinson,
"handsomely in debt."
News Bootlegger Product
of Mine Massacre.
Herrln People Who Get ft"
Get It Surreptitiously.
HERRIN, 111., June 24. (By the
Associated Press.) The Will
iamson county mine waf has pro
duced a new type of bootlegger
the newspaper bootlegger.
Local news dealers were informed
late, last night that if they sold any
out-of-town papers containing ac
counts of the fighting they would
be "treated roughly." The news
stands promptly closed up. Local
papers published comparatively
small accounts, and in fact nowhere
in the country is less news of the
massacre published than right here,
five miles from the scene of the
Occasionally a person can slip in
the back way of a news stand
Just as if hrf were seeking a drink
and by whispering softly to the
vendor, receive a little package
which is hastily slipped into one's
pocket. Unfolded it is that much
sought possession an out-of-town
paper with a complete story of the
Needless to say, the price has
risen in accordance with the law
of supply and demand, and real
bootleggers' figures are asked.
Photo Copyright by Underwood.
are the six mermaids who carried
Tidal Basin bathing beach. You'll
Prince Foremost Figure in
Nothing Artificial In Popularity
of Young Man Marriage Now
Bis Top'e . ,
LONDON.'June 24. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Unquestionably
the foremost figure in British Inter.
est the last week has been the Prince
of Wales, although Chief Justice
Taft of the United States would
have held that position except for
such undue competition. As it was,
the ex-president of the United States
registered a substantial second.
It may be truthfully said there is
nothing artificial or insincere in
the popularity the prince commands
among his own people. "Our prince
were the words on the welcoming
banners hung across the streets
through whioh the prince rode home
Wednesday and these words seemed
truthfully to describe the feelings
of the populace towards a distinctly
human young man.
The prince is to have two or three
months of complete rest from all
sorts of official functions. But his
return brings to the front another
topic, and it is generally suggested
that the next duty the prince owes
his country is to get married.
The. belief has crystallized that he
will marry an English girl.
In pre-war days "Internationale"
was a word calculated to strike fear
into the hearts of those who govern,
but now, with three Internationale
socalist conferences in existence.
there are degrees of socialistic
methods, ranging from the flaming
red of Moscow to the pale shade of
the prosperous London suburb of
Golders Green, where this last week
the conference of the second Inter
nationale was held.
The gentle game of bowls on a
beautiful lawn and feast of English
strawberries occupied the spare mo
ments of the privy councillors, cab
inet members and ex-ministers of
European states, who, headed by
Arthur Henderson, leader of Eng-
lisn laDorites, discussed serious eco
nomic questions in three languages.
Not even a red necktie was in evi
dence among the prosperous, re
sponsible looking, frock-coated poli
ticians who gave the meeting a
distinctly bourgeois air.
Bitter denunciations of the broth
er or half-brother socialists at Mos
cow for the communistic methods in
dealing with the social revolution
ary prisoners on trial in the Russian
capital marked the session.
Photo Copyright by Underwood.
recognition, of complete Independence
BY R. T. S.
(Copyright, 1922, by The Oregonian.)
ASHINGTON, D. C, June 24. i
(Special.) Mrs. Peter Oleson
may not win the Minnesota
senatorial toga this fall, but al
ready she has achieved- what may
easily be considered the political tr1
umph of the year. In her forthcom
ing fight against Senator Kellogg,
the republican nominee, she has been
tendered the active support of three
distinguished gentlemen James M.
Cox, William G. McAdoo and Will
iam Jennings Bryan.
If there be no triumph in bring
ing these three gentlemen together
under the same banner, what then,
indeed, is triumph?
In Cox, McAdoo and Bryan you
have all the conflicting elements in
democracy. In them you have the
contenders for the leadership in the
next presidential campaign and
among them you will not find
enough love to disturb so flimsy a
thing as a radio wave. If Jimmie
Cox says a thing is white, Mr. Mc
Adoo insists it is black, and Mr.
Bryan tells the world that both are
forever and eternally wrong.
That these three gentlemen of
diametricaly opposing views ever
could be brought to an indorsement
of one and the same candidate for
office is little short of a miracle.
And there are those who believe the
unusual alignment presages some
thing out of the ordinary. If all
three should invade Minnesota this
fall in the interest of Mrs. Oleson
they would certainly make the wel
kin ring. Naturally, there are kill
joys who will say Mrs. Oleson would
have a better chance if she con
ducts her fight alone, but the moral
backing of the Cox-McAdoo-Bryan
trio is bound to be an asset after all.
Mrs. Oleson is best remembered in
Washington for the notable speech
she made at the Jefferson day din
ner her in 1920.
Governor .Cox, Mr. McAdoo and
Mr. Bryan all heard her on that
occasion, and all were won to her.
The militant campaign that the
120-pound bundle of energy known
as Anna Dickie Oleson will make in
Minnesota between now and election
will constitute one of the great
political features of the year, and
it will be interesting to see how
the republican organization will
meet this entirely unusual attack.
Sitting on either side of Secretary
of State Hughes Thursday noon at
the anniversary luncheon of Over
seas Writers, the new and some
what exclusive newspaper men's
club of Washington, were two
other honored guests. They wer"e
Messrs. Edward Bell and Edward
Belt All of the lunclieoners with
the exception of those who " saw
service in London during the war
were much confused over the situa
tion. "Who is the handsome gentle
man at the left of the Secretary?"
they asked, "the one with the Shan
tung suit and the fearsome black
mustache, eh? Who is he?"
"Why," replied one of the ini
tiated, "that is Ed Bell, who used
to be in London."
. "And who is the slender, serious
visaged young man at the right
of the secretary?"
"Why, that is Ed Bell, who used
to be in London."
"Oh, no, you told me about Bell
a moment ago. I don't mean the
handsome man in the Shantung
with the "fearsome mustache. I
mean the sldender one."
"Ed Bell, of London."
"Well, then, tell me again who is
GERMAN MINISTER PUTS OUT
HIS PREDECESSORS CHICKENS
Clash Over Fowls Threatens to Become Serious Skirmish, Only
Humor of Situation Saving Day Matter Still Smoulders.
BERLIN. June 24. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Birds of a
feather may flock together in
some climes, but Herr Siering, Prus
sian minister of trade, is determined
that the chickens of his predecessor,
Herr Fishbeck, cannot mingle with
those of the present incumbent in
The acute shortage in lodgings
in Berlin not only left Herr Fish
beck without a place to live in after
he lost his cabinet position, but it
deprived his .hens of a place to
roost. At first Herr Siering sym
pathetically shared lodgings with
his predecessor, with uncomplaining
patience, while Herr Fishbeck sought
a new home. The search was fruit
less and the incoming minister be
gan to make objections to Fish
beck's chickens, though the cook
also housed a brood belonging to
Siering. All diplomatic efforts at
the eviction of Fishbeck's hens
Finally Frau Siering one day find
ing Fishbeck's servant girl alone
at home, engaged her in conversa
tion while a domestic of the Siering
household under the minister's per
sonal direction drove the offending
fowls into Fishbeck's kitchen. A
rooster was overlooked in the strat
egy, however, and his cries brought
the Fishbeck housemaid to the res
cue, resulting in the returning of
the flock to their roost.
Outwitted and enraged, Siering
forced the lock on the henhouse and
ejected the Fishbeck fowls and
nailed up the door. The battle
threatened to become more serious
than a skirmish when a government
service wagon drew up with a con
signment of geese for Siering. The
humor of the situation saved the
day, although the matter is still
Germany's inventors are meeting
a match for their wits In an effort
to try to find a way out of the maze
of the patent legislation which has
flooded the country since the ad
vent or the new government. It is
said the laws are so numerous that
they have created chaos for those
wishing to register patents and
Early in the year holders of trade
marks were advised that their re
newal was near. Consequently many
of those whose ten years' protection
had not expired paid 300 marks for
renewal. Now they are informed
that a mistake was made and in
order to obtain a refund they must
write the registry stating that they
themselves were in error.
The continued presence of colored
troops in the Rhlneland occupied
area is having its reflex in growing
the handsome man in Shantung and
"Ed Bell, who used to be in Lon
By this time diplomatic relations
between questioner and informant
were about at an end, and even the
smiling face of the secretary scented
trouble in the air.
The mystery having proceeded far
enough, a general note of explana
tion was sent about the table ex
plaining that the handsome gent in
the Shantung suit with the fear
some black mustache was Edward
Bell, who used to be secretary of
the American embassy in London
and was later charge at Tokio, where
it is presumed he acquired the
Shantung suit, for it was he who
handed the American arms confer
ence invitation to the Japanese for
eign minister, and it was at the
Washington conference that the
Shantung issue was settled.
The slender, serious-faced gentle
man at the secretary's right was
Edward Price Bell, dean of Amer
ican newspaper men in Europe, who
for 22 years has represented the
Chicago Daily News in London.
The English refer to Edward
Price Bell as doyen rather than dean
of the American correspondents
and thereby hangs a tale of the
Savoy lounge at the expense of one
Lou Payne, in private life the hus
band of Mrs. Leslie Carter, the
noted actress. During the war Mr.
and Mrs. Payne were living outside
London. In fact, their villa at
Maidenhead was quite a gathering
place for Americans those in the
profession and out. Mrs. Leslie
Carter was much in demand in
London for benefits of various sorts.
At last there came a time when a
benefit was being arranged for
some war charity under the aus
pices of the American correspond
ents. Mrs. Leslie Carter received
an invitation to recite or give an
entire act from one of her plays.
The invitation included the names
of the patrons of the affair, includ
ing "Edward Prince Beil, doyen of
the American correspondents, Rob
ert M. Coll'ns" and various others.
That evening Lou was showing
the invitation about the Savoy
grill. "I know most of these fel
low. Bell, Bobby Collins and the
others," he said, "but I'm damned
if I ever heard of this fellow
The ferocious barracuda, or "tiger
of the sea," which startled the coun
try the past week by a fatal attack
upon a girl bather at Tampa; Fla.,
is no stranger to the deep-sea fish
ermen of the Florida coast. Presi
dent Harding, who rarely missed a
visit to Florida each winter before
he became the chief executive,
knows the barracuda about as well
as any man in Washington, with
the possible exception of Jack La
Corce of the National Geographic
society, who also has made many
expeditions in Florida waters.
President Harding has outfought
and landed several barracuda on his
various trips. The tackle that he
used in dealing with the "tiger"
would hold an ordinary mule on one
of his worst rampages. Slender,
sharp-nosed, with an ugly under
shot jaw, the barracuda has the
swiftness of an arrow and the
strength of a panther. On the fish
ing trip he made south of Miami
just before his inauguration Mr.
Harding landed some wonderful
specimens, some of them measuring
fully eight feet long. He also
caught two sail-fish, a real fishing
achievement. There Is an exclusive
club in Palm Beach known as the
Sailfish club and only those who
have landed one of these evasive
high-flnned denizens of the deep axe
racial hostility throughout Germany.
Reports from various sections indi
cate that not only are negroes com
ing more and more into disfavor,
but also Japanese. The feeling in
Berlin against the Japanese resulted
some time ago in- a Japanese who
appeared in a fashionable west end
restaurant with a white girl, being
requested to leave. Similar action
was taken against a negro and a
white girl in a cafe in the same lo
cality. President Harding Lauds
Progress of Filipinos.
Mission Told, However, Islands
Cannot Be Set Adrift.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 24.
After reviewing American ad
ministration of the Philippine is
lands. President Harding has com
mended the Filipinos on the suc
cessful establishment of a working
government. The commendation
was made in connection with the
Philippine parliamentary mission's
plea for freedom for the islands.
"I can only commend the Philip
pines aspirations to independence
and complete self -sovereignty," the
president said. President Harding
noted in his reply that while he
believed the majority of the Philip
pines' citizenship preferred sever
ance and self -sovereignty, there
were many among the populace of
differing opinion. The American
mission of investigation, Mr. Hard
ing said, paid unstinted tribute to
Philippine progress and commended
"Nothing apart from our achieve
ments at home is more pleasing to
the United States than the splendid
advancement of the Philippine peo
ple," he added.
"Frankly," the president added.
"I had hoped, probably I expressed
the hope of many of our people and
likely some of yours, that some
how we might develop a relation
ship which assured to you complete
self-control In your domestic af
fairs and would enable you to re
joice with us in the economic and
political advantages which are the
rightful possession of a great and
The president said he did not
question the belief held by the
Filipinos as to their readiness for
the full obligations of independence,
but added he was thinking of Amer
ica's larger responsibility, not only
to all the Philippine people, but to
all the world as well.
"We have a high respect for your
majority, but no less obligation to
your minority, and we cannot be un
mindful of that world responsi
bility wherein your fortunes are in
volved in ours."