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.dual Results Found to Be
Ose-Half on Controller's
Estimate and One-Third of
Premier's Is Claim 1
wOD CONTROL HELD
!ad:caj; Amendment on - War
Cocscil Is Rejected by
Vote of 159 to 28
LONDON. Feb: 13. An amend
neat proposed by Richard Holt, rati!
aV expressing regret . that "in . ac-
crctanee with the decesions ... of the
opreme war -council at .Versailles,
irosecutioiof. the military- effort is
o be the only Immediate task of the
wernment," was rejected by a rote J
I is to Z8. ioe minority was
om posed mainly of pacifists. .
Lord Hugh Cecil had declared that
:.3 adoption of the amendment
rouid involve the resignation of the
Criticisms ' of - the government
andllng of home affairs was voiced
7 Herbert Samuel? the former home
""warding man power ho said
t Britain stood in virtually the
position aa she did in Deceta
$16, Wlth.respect to food, the
. eminent bad a somewhat better
ecord, but he msserted the increased
irodaction of food was- only four
ct cent net, of which three per cent
elated to Ireland. v -.
Food Situation Unsatisfactory. .
The situation as to food control,
e declared, was very, far from sal
faetory and every one knew of the
xtreme , shortage of : meat, butter,
largarine andi other products,
urther, the promises of the premier
to shipbuilding in 1917 did not
asare with the results. There was
t !y half of the Increase estimated by
a shipping controller, and only one
!rd of that estimated by the prem-
Srnrilarly the. production of Iron
.e, on which the steel supplier
ended, had Increased in the first
r weeks of 'this year by only 84,-
tons, which would be equivalent
a million tons for' the year, In
st of four million toss as promls
i by the premier,
Aaother complaint was the produ'
a of beer. The actual production
1 been fifteen and a, half million
r!s, whereas the premier had
t would bo reduced, to ten mit
arrels. Financial roller. Criticised.
he last subject on which he
to crltelse the policy of the
eminent was finance. During the
t fourteen months there had been
a increase in the daily national ex
:nlitnrt of two million. founds, or
a Increase of forty per cent '
Mr. Samuel said It was clear that
f present system of the gqvorn
;nt was not working to the best
vantage. " They had -six v.eary men
haugted with labor-Endeavoring
cry day to catch up with ever ac
mulatlng arrears of , work. After
Jrteea months it could not be said
V Me had pioved sue
He suggested a small coun
l consisting of the heads of depart--ats
concerned with the conduct
W.fVa 5ome oubc!1, consist
rot the heads of the department
aeerned' with the conduct of the
lr,K m. counc,V consisting of
ieftd.!w0f tb? dP-tments ocn
ned with home administration.
n gave the fullest support to the
ralins as stated: by the premier
belabor conference nd it was be
whe cared Intensely about wln
I the war that he had spoken tor
Utltl ln mov'ag his amend
lb KO'emment wheth-
Wilson's four, propositions as
-is for reconstruction represent
ee policy of the British govern
i nd its European allies.
, "5' to both these que.
" ,rf the affirmative, be de
11 ' the duty of the gov-
!v rM"mbl the confer-
A er"4l or elsewhere and
&e clear and spedfle announce
V i,y nd eParte!y to that
I Pt wonld go o long way
ort'n,a the terrible trial
Wr IffwIl Wr View.
? ?! ",fbrs. spoke In-support
J' Ho,,.t '".' and then See-
s . !?ur ro"e- Mr. Balfour
lt bound to say Hurt the
l ''"i0" ?f the VersalllesVouncil
l iu w orrect one and
. ? Vmner of peace dawning on
t riimj was to be derived from
on Hertling and Cxernln speech
land anybody,, he asked, suc-
m extracting from the more
' of the two spoech;s anything
might lm regarded us satlsfac
f the allies war aims?
ember President Wilson did!
ija four, continuing, admitted
i fCHldent Wilson saw a tender-
and, softer atmosphere n
- Czernln's speech.
Hijent Wilson was amply jus.
(Continued on pago 2)
SUNK IN 1917
Loss Three Times Total Pro
duction of United States '
BONAR LAW GIVES FACTS
Shipbuilding Program Speed
f ed Up and 1918 Results
! to Be Different
WASHINOTON, Feb. 13.-Ship
tonnage sunk by submarines in 1917
was nearly three ' times as great as
the total of production in the United
States and Great Britain during that
This! was disclosed today by the
announcement of Andrew Bonar Law,
chancellor of the exchequer, in the
British house of commons that Great
Britain! produced only 1,13,474
tons of shipping last year. ' The out
put in the United States was 901,225
tons, making a total combined ton
nage of 2,064,697, while sinkings by
submarines last year generally are
reckoned at 6,000,000 tons. f
While complete figures oa con
struction in Japan, Italy, ranee and
other nations in 1917 are not yet
available, ? officials here do not be
lieve their aggregate equalled the
total of the United State. If that
Is the case, submarine sinkings, more
than doubled all new tonnage pro-,
duced. : -
Both; American and British offic
ials expect a verr different story In
1918, however. The United States
and -. Great Britain are . speeding up
.their shipping programs and naval
officials in both countries have con
fidently predicted that the submarine
will be curbed this summer. Sec
retary Daniels believes 11' at effect
ual results will be obtained in the
early summer. Admiral Fir. John It.
Jell Icoe, former chief of the .British
naval staff, recently predicted that
by August it could be said that the
submarine menace Is killed. How
ever, he, predicted dark months 'be
fore that. time. .
The output of ship tonnage in the
United States In 1918 has been var.
Joutjy estimated at from. 2.500,000
tons to 4.000,000 tons, with ship
ping board officials confident that at
least 3,500,000 tons will be complet
ed. No estimate of Great Britain's
output 'has been, received, but that
countjyls expected to materially in
crease Its 1917 figures. -
Japan's operations Just now aru
hampered by lack of steel out this
handicap Is expected soon to be over
come and that country also Is ex
pected to Increase Its . output this
year. Other countries arc building
Loss to British? Shipping
in Past Wetk Increases
LONDON jFeb; 13. Nineteen
rtrltlsh merchantmen were- sunk by
ialae or submarines In the past week
according to the admiralty statement
tonight. Of these thirteen were ves
sels of 1600 tons or more and six
were under ; that tonnoge. TJhree
fishing craft were also sunk.
The loss to British shipping In the
past week shows a considerable In
crease over that of tho previous week
which totalled IS yesels, 10 of them
over 1600 tons.- nl the preceding
three weeks the loses were eight,
eight and fifteen respectively.
ItOMK, Feb. 13. Kaor Italian
eteamers of more than 1600 tons
were Mink by mine or submarine dnr
Ing the week ending February 9. ac
cording to an oflfclal announcement
today, t ,
'During tho week ending Febru
ary 2 but one Italian steamer of lea
than 1600 tons waa lost.
; j ... , ... .-...v , , .--Austria
and Allies Make
Exchange of Prisoners
OENBVA, Feb. 13. The first ex
change of prisoners between Austria
and the allies has tagen. place near
the Austrian frontier; at Bach.
Three hundred and twenty four of
these exchanged prisoners have ar
rived at Geneva. They Include two
American volunteers, one English of
ficer and seventy British colonials,
all of whom were captured on the
Turkish and Bulgarian fronts, : Tlw
others f were largely Knglish . and
Scotch.' Seventeen of the exchanged
r?en were carried from the train on
Axes Used in Raid on . -, . ..'
Soft Drinks Parlors
SEATTtB, Feb. i3. For the1 first
time Irv eight, months, tho Seattle po
lice squad charged with enforcement
of the prohibition law latttodar uwd
axes In a raid on a "soft drink-, e.j
tabllsbment, wrecking the bgr. All
moveable articles of value were
spared. ' The police department
elraimed the only effective way '
stop illicit liquor sellln was to wreck
the supcctcd rcuorta. ,
WILL ft HAYS
Complete Harmony Prevails
for'Next Attack on & Demo
cratic Citadel; Weary Com
mitteemen Take Rest
NEW HEAD LEFTiWITH
FREE HAND TO ACT
Resolution Adopted Support
ing Wilson m Prosecution
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 13. WiU 21.
Hayes- of -Indiana elected chairman
of the Republican national commit
tee here today, will have a free hand
In bringing about harmony for the
next attack on the Democr&tc citadel,
according to weary committeemen,
who rested from their labors to
night. J t ! '
The committee eliminated the en
tire executive committee so as to
make a clean job of providing the
party with new leadership.
A. T. Hert, representing Kentucky,
said that from what he knewyof
Hays' energy, it would not be long
before the committee was called to
gether to act with the chairman ln
selecting a new executive committee.
f Sir. Hayes Free To Act.
The recommendations of the ol't
executive committee calling for an
advisory cpraailttee of women and
continuing the old Hughes campaign
committee were Ignored, It was said.
In order not to bind -' Mr. Hayes in
any way as te his staff. .
, There was considerable objection
to eliminating the xdatter of the com
mittee ol women, but Rudofph K.
Hynlcka, of Ohio, wbev woman suf
frage was recently, defeated, was sus
tained in bis contention that the mat
ter could safely be left to Mr. Hays.
None of the suffragists whp'addrefcs
ed the committee yesterday was present.-.
They were chiefly interested In
obtaining pledge for the federal
amendment and this the committee
gave In adopting the resolution made
public by the executive ."Committee
yesterday ' i
Tribute Vaid To I Jncoln.
The resolution pledging support to
the WJlson administration In press
ing the war, expressing gratitude and
affection for Theodore Roosevelt and
paying tribute, to incoln were also
adopted. . , . ' ; v. . " "
. The resolution presented yesleiday
by Mayor William Hale Thompson
of Chicago, upholding the right of
free speech and attacking the search
and seizure act under which the gov
ernment, Is attacking the I. W. W.
and other alleged, menaces, was not
reported out by the committee.
Senator Boles Penrose, before de
parting for Washington, Issued the
CtompUrt llarmony Prevail. -;
"Republicans throughout the
country will be sincerely gratified to
learathat the national committee ad
journed with complete harmony pre
vailing on every side. The discus
sion relating to the various matters
coming before the committee and
particularly to the question .of th
chairmanship, was conducted in an
amicable spirit without any factional
division and with the single view to
party unity and party succe. Mr.
Hays has been chairman of the Re
publican state committee of Indiana
In several hard-fought i. battles re
sulting In Republican success and he
has the reputation of being .one of
the best political organizers. In the
country. H seems to have the pe
culiar qualifications required at this
time and he will have1 the full co
operation of tho national commit
tee." Fred W. Upbam of Chicago, who
has been western treasurer several
terms, was elected treasurer over
George It. Sheldon, of ' New York.
Edward P, Thayer, Indiana, was
elected sergeant-at-arms to succeed
the late William F. Stone.
Captain Smith, Nerve
' Expert, Is Promoted
t .--.-' eWMM
TACOMA, Wash.. Feb. 13. Cap
lain Robert P. Smith of Seattle, di
vision psychiatrist, today was of fl
clallv notified of this promotion to
the rank of major. In private life
he was a specialist in nervous dis
eases. Major Smith Jias charge of
the mental examination of the men
and officers here. ? ',
Two national army men who came
to Camp Lewis from Rait Lake City
have 1een promoted to the rank of
sergeanL . They are Ralph McCaulcy
and Robert G. Grimmer.
naseball. under the supervision of
the Y. C A., athletic- directors
has become a favorite pastime at
camp and today noon found the boys
playing , the national" game In the
warm sunlight. ' ' -
,The Y. M.C. A. relay rare, post
poned several times, has feen defin
itely scheduled for Saturday, Febru
ary 23, at 10 a. to. ; . .
DEAD, AGED 55
Failing Health Brings Retire
' ment Two and One Half
SALEM IS BIRTHPLACE
Dentistry Practiced for Many
Years Son Is at Amer
Dr. William F. Skiff, well known
Salem dentist and a soldier's father,
died last night at 7 o'clock at the
Lfamily residence, 1655 Fir street.
The eldest son of the family, Sey
mour Skiff, is in service at Ameri
can Lake and was not at home at
the time of his father's death.
Dr. Skiff was 55 years old last
irriaay. tie was oorn in stem anu
has lived here the greater part of
his life. For many years he practic
ed dentistry but retired' about two
and a half years ago on account of
failing health. He has been 111 for
about three years. ' .
B-sfore his marriage, as a young
man. he, passed a year and a half In
California. Later he lived in Port
land for nine .years. Hut business
Interests kept him close to his home
city and It was Here that his family
Besides the widow, Mrs. Carrie
Skiff, he leaves three sons and a
daughter. The daughter, Mrs. Syl
vester M. Doerfler with her husband
and baby moved to Astoria In Jan
uary. The second son, George Skiff,
U a traveling man. As he is on the
road, the news of his father's death
had not reached him at a late hour
last night. The youngest, son. Hor
ace Skiff, Is employed in the state
printing department in the suprem-3
Funeral announcements will be
made upon the arrival of the child
ren. General Pershing Asks -
More Army 'Chaplains
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.Gener
al Pershing has recommended to the
war department that the number of
chaplains in the army be increased
for the war to an average of tbreo
for each regiment with an addition-'
al number assigned in order to be
available for such detached duty as
may be required.
While the conduct of the' expedi
tionary forces has been excellent,
'the general said, fortitude born i of
great courage and lofty spiritual
Ideals Is required to overcome En
tirely conditions found Tn France,
and it Is his desire to surround the
men with the best Influence pos-
American Sector Passes t
Very Quiet Day in. Mad
WITH THE AMKRICAN ARMY
IN FRANCE, Feb. 13, Todar was
the - quietest day that has passed
since the American troops entered
their sector on the battle front.
There has been hardly any artillery
activity, on either side because of the
rain and low visibility. The enftr
sector again Is a r sea of; mud and
pumps are being manned In dugouts
ond some of the trenches.
No casualties among -the Ameri
cans, have been reported, during the
past twenty-four hours,
Moore Is Selected Head
of Pan-American Society
NEW YOJtK. Feb. 13. John Bas
sett Moore was re-elected president
of the Pan-American society of ,tbe
United States at the annual-meeting
here today. Robert Lansing, secre
tary of state, and Domicio de Gama
of' Uracil,, the ranking ambasslor
of Latin-America, were named as
Hackett Is (Knights of
Pythias War Director
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. James
K. Hackett, actor-manager, was to
day apoplnted general director of
amusements of tbe'Knlghts of Co
lumbus committee on war activities.
Under hl direction the dramatic
talent of the men in the training
camps and navy statists will be or
ganized and plays will be prrVuced
la the recreation buildings which
the Knights of Columbus are ope
rating in all camps.
Red GuardsMurder Surgeons
, After. Sending for Them
STOCKHOLM. Feb. 13-The Aft
onblsdet says that after a massacre'
which occurred at Kervo (Kerava),
the red guards wired to Helslngfors
for surgeons and ambulances. Five
surgeons who left Immediately, adds
the paper, , were murdered by the
red guards on their, arrival.
Curtis Willson, High School
Graduate, Victim of Ger
man: Frightfulness, Buried
on Scottish Coast
OREGON IS GRIEVED
BY THIRTEEN DEATHS
Latest Report : of U. S. Loss
1 70 list of Survivors , :
Curtis Willson, Salem boy who has
been burled on the Scottish coast
and was one of the victims of Ger
man friehtf ulness when the Tus-
cania was torpedoed, was the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Willson, who live
on Sixteenth street, this city. He
was a graduate of Salem high school
and .bad resided here for a number
of years, lie had been, however, at
Boise, Idaho, for some time prior to
his enlistment, proving up on a
homestead near that city. He en
listed at Boise. His father is now.
in Canada employed on a ranch, but
his mother, sister and two brothers
live In Salem. His sister is an em
ploye of the Pacific Telephone St. Tel
egraph company, lie was 24 years
old, and -was one of the popular stu
dents at the Salem. high school.
- Thirteen Oregon Hoys Buried. '
PORTIlAND, Or., Feb. 13. The
names of thirteen Oregon boys ap
pear in the list of American soldiers
burled on the Scottish coast.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. Among
the American soldiers burled on the
Scottish, coast, with the home ad
dress, taken from the Associated
Press list of those unaccounted for
as checked up with the Tuscanla's
passenger list, are the following:
(In some instances the spelling
from the ScbtcJi seaport does not
agree with the off Jcial passenger
Tuttle, Terry. Elgin, Or.
Edwards, John, Itutte. Mont.
Morln, William P., Portland, Or.
Jenkins, Clyde G., Coallnga. Cal,
Lewton, Theodore E., Forest
Grove, Or. ,
Weeks. Dert O., Modesto Cal.
Renton, David G., North Rend,
Llcarl, Alflo, Eureka, Cal.
Stevens, Percy A. (list spelled
name Stephens), Rend, Or.
Cook, Marcus R.. Como, Mont.
RJork. George Nelson, Helena, Or.
Lankenau, Theodore, San , Fran
. Cheshler. John W., Lucas, Wash.
WJlson. Curtis W.. Salem. Or.
LIntow (not LInthon), Fred M.,
Gurney (not Guerney), James R.,
Pierce (not Pearce), James L.,
Cowan, Elmer L., Victor, Mont. c
Warrea, Robertl.", Seattle. Wash.
Droggs fnot GregsV William I.,
Mount Idaho. Idaho, '
Matthews, William, Delllngham,
Wash. - : ;- v .-: v ;
Rlggs not Riggl), Samuel P., San
Agren fnot Agrlen),. Jack J.,
Moore. William A., San Francisco.
Laakko. John A.. Astoria, Or.
Calabrese, Roceo, Mount Solo,
McCoy, Ora L., Elmonte, Cal.
Houston, Elmer A., Held, Or.
Collins. Stanley L., Knights Ferry;
Hyatt, Wesley W Iebatta. Wash.
Robinson, John C, Potlatch,
Inalehart. Dclbert E., Santa Mon
ica. Csl. ,
fiespie, Alexander 8., Los An
geles, Cr.l. j
M u rray. Riley E., E ugene. Or.
Rates, Henry G Raker, Or.
V. ft. lib Put tit J70.
-' WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.War
department advices Indicate that
very few American soldiers lost tjieir
lives in the destruction of the liner
Tuscsnia, In addition to the 164 re
ported today aa. burled on the Scot
tish coast. .
The latest reports place the Amer
ican loss at not more than 170 of the
2179 who were on board the ship,
although the list of rescued still is
far from complete.
Seven w additional - survivors were
officially reported tonight, reducing
the department's list of those not
recorded as saved to about 2(50. The
Associated Press list of the unre
ported, made nip by checking both
official and unofficial advices against
the f Tuscanla's passenger list, was
reduced to 171.
The war department Is exchanging
dally long cablegrams with the em
bassy at I .ond on in an effort to com
plete the survivors' roll and unatn
gle names garbled In transmission.
In spite of the fact that only some
260 of those on the passenger list
are officially unaccounted for, the
department has yniore than 270
(Continued on page 5)
Lillian Rosheim Returning
From Country Visit De- ;
' -. . prived of Hair
BAD CUTS ARE RECEIVED
Immediate Search of Country
Fails to Reveal Trace of -Intruder
; SILVERTON, Or., Feb. 13. (Spe
cial to 'The Statesman.) While re
turning from a visit at the home of
Hugh Small in the country. Miss Lil
lian Rosheim, 18 years old,' of Sil
verton, was assaulted by a masked
man at 11:30 this morning. Tho
man, who started at Miss Rosheim
with a knife, cut off all her hair, and
then proceeded to cut her badly
about the., face and shoulders. Ac
cording to Miss Rosheim's story, the
man. wore a khaki suit, which ap
peared somewhat like a uniform, and
haTl a white mask on his face.
City: authritlel of Silverton imme
diately began a search but no trace
of the man Is reported.
Miss Rosheim, although having re
gained consciousness, was in a pre
carious condition last night. Spinal
injuries were discovered, ln addition
to the severe cats on face and shoul
ders. , ': -
SIR CECIL RICE,
Former British Representa-
" tive to America Passes.
" Away "in Sleep
OTTAWA, Feb. 14. Sir Cecil
Sprinf Elce, former British am
bassador to the United States,
died this jmoraifijr at 1 o'clock
of heart failure at Government
house. Lady Spring: Bice and his
son and -daughter, Betty and An
thony, agpd 11 and 9, respectively,
were with him.
The former envoy died peace
fully in his sleep.
Eighty Three Additional . 4
; 'Persons Are Banished
ATHENS, Fe1. I3The military
authorities have banished eighty
three persons. - Among them are
Alexander Tselos, former minister of
the interior, M. ArgiropouU. former
minister, of communication and Rear
Admiral Dam la no, former minister
of marine; nine former members of
the chsmber of deputies, several re
tired officials and two newspaper
men. " '
Spanish Steamer Sunk:
Members of Crew Saved
MADRID, Feb., 13. The Spanish
teamer. Ceferlno has been sunk by
a submarine near Fero island, one
of the Canary ktoud. , All the mem
bers of the' crew were saved, Thed
vrero towed by the submarine to the
port of La Kstaca in the Cannaries.
.The Ceferlno is the third Spanish
steamer sunk by .submarines In less
than three weeks." The others were
the Giralda and the Sebastian. Vny
tsts bsve. been made by the Spanish
gpvern ment against the sinking of
these tw,o vessels, ;
The Ceferlno was a steamer of
3647 tons. She was built In Eng
land in 1899 and her home port was
tt.S. Mail Is Rifled; ,
Espionage Act Is Violated
SALT LA KB CITY, Utah, Feb. 13
, Charged with rifling the United
States mail and with violation of the
espionage act, Miss Augusta Minnie
Deckman, sad to be the fiance of
L'rnest A. Leybold. and Interned en
emy alien, was arrested late this
afternoon inr the office of the feder
al census at the war prison headrar
ters at Fort Douglas. P-.
Miss Deckman, according to pris
on camp officials, walked Into a
trap set for her, the details of which
are withheld, by the officers who
brought about her arrest.
Heney Becomes Candidate
' for California Governor
CHICAGO. Feb, 13.Francl J.
Heney, special counsel for., the fed
eral trde commission In Its Jnvestl
gctlon of the packing industry. In a
formal statement tonight announced
that, he wouM !ronie a candidate
lor the nomination as governor of
DRIVE IS MOT
Thousands iof Troops Poured
Behind Teutonic Lines, but
Allies Still Hold Superior
BRITISH CARRY OUT
Austrian Pillage Hemes ' df
Natitesto Gain More
(By The Afociated Prctt) ,
' Although under good weather con
ditions the . terrain in France and
Belgium is fast drying out and tho
Teutonic aJJIes 'are continuing to
pour . thousands of troops to posi
tions behind the battle line, there
still has been no indication that tho
enemy Is ready, to begin his muc'i ,
advertised offensive. Bombard
ments and. patrol encounters along
the entire f ron are, still taking place
as for many days past.
While the German reinforcements
have been coining tip the entente
commanders jhave noe been lying
Idle and waiting for the offensive to
begin. On the other hand they ev
erywhere have strengthened their
positions to meet any emergency. ,
The Associated Press correspond
ent , with the French headquarters
says the French authorities consider
that the total nnmber of. the enemy
now facing the French. British, Am
erican and Befgian troops or held in
reserve aggregates 2,340,000 . men.
Allies Are Strongest, (
Recent statements from the Brit
ish military authorities in Great
Britain have been to the effect that ,
the preponderance of weight ln yoth
man and gun power lies with the en
tente armies. . ,
.Several additional successful raid
by the British, in which German of
ficers and men were captured and.
others, killed, and heavy artillery
fighting between the French and the
Germans od various sectors sums up
the activities that have been In prog
ress on the western front. ,The,Ara- K
erlcan sharpshooters and artillery
men are keeping up their good work
'Against- 'the Germans in front of
their positions, having . with their
rhrapnel fire compelled the enemcy
to almost rbandon first line trencbei
and with their sharpshooters and
rapid fire guns forced snipers o quit
their posts and seek safety, at other
places. Meanwhile, , German air
planes are still flying over the Am- '
eriran positions In art. endeavor t
obtain Information as to the number
of men there and. bow they are ar
Violent Kvents Occur.
While the Anstrlans at last ac
counts were still trying out the Ital
ian line on the Eette Com muni and
at other points, and meeting with
sanguinary defeat for their pains,
behind the flgHtlng line they and the
Germans are playing the role of van
dals, usln; violence against the natives,-
pillaging their homes and
stores and sending back to their
own countries foodstuffs and other
fspotls. Even women and (Children- '
(Continued on page 2).
Two Separate Crashes Yes
; terdav Add Three to
Roll of Death
-FOItT WORTH. Texas. Feb. 13.
Three ; more, fatalities, due to two
separate crashes, were added today
to the ever-lengthening roll of deaths
at Hicks flying field, IS miles from
Fort Worths The dead are Lieuten
ant Fey ton C. Marsh, son of of the
newly appointed acting chief of .staff
of the United States army; Flrnt
Lieutenant J. L. Wray,. a native
Canadian-who had resided for years
at Los Angeles, Cal., and Cadet
Flyer It. Torter. whose Jather is H.
Afirortcr,ft jeweler of Long Island,
Lieutenant. March crashed ore
thouand feetV into the alrdome at
Hicks field Tuesday forenoon. He
died today at the base hospital at
. Lieutenant Wray, who was 32
years oldr and Cadet Porter, 22,
crashed at 11 o'clock today fimr
miles at Hicks field. A party of cu-
dets.from Bm brook saw them plunrc
earthward and hurried to. the fcfu-arrlvlng-only
afew moments after
the machine almost bur ltd itself In
the ground. The bodies of the lieu
tenant and the, cadet were p'nnoJ
beneath the wreckage.