The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, July 06, 1924, Page 1, Image 1

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Part One
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16 Pages
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Compromise Candidate Is
Declared Only Way to
; Give Weary Democratic
Convention a Nominee
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Robinson, Glass, Ralston and
and Davis Held to Be
Likely Candidates I
NEW YORK, July 5. Peace
negotiations - for ' selection of a
compromise candidate for the
presidency were undertaken under
serious difficulties tonight by a
group of democratic chieftains up
on whose ' shoulders the party's
national convention had placed
the task of freeing It from its record-breaking
deadlock. ' . .
i) Giving their assent and coopera
tion were many of the supporters
of McAdoo and Smith apparently
convinced at last that neither can
be nominated. Weighing heavily
against the forces working .for a
compromise, however, stood an
' open defiance from the McAdoo
campaign managers wno declared
their " only compromise candidate
' was' McAdoo. -H -;r -;
The mandate "of the convention
voted with- a sigh of relief from
the warring elements, empowered
the conferees to undertake nego
tiations "for the purpose of reach
ing an understanding so as to has
ten conclusion of this convention."
As the weary delegates left the
convention hall after 77 fruitless
ballots they appeared to have no
doubt that their leaders would un
dertake to find a candidate on
which' there" conld be a general
agreement, but three hours later
David Ladd Rockwell, the McAdoo
Iield marshal, announced that he
would enter-the conference with
no such object In view. ""I T
' As he Interpreted it, Mr. Rock
, well said, the purpose of the meet
ing was to seek an amendment' of
convention" procedure, so the ano
malous situation which has held
the convention powerless through
the entire week can be broi1?ht to
an end and a nominee selected.
Under such' circumstances.', be add-ted;-
the J high man In the : voting
could not beexpected to step aside
, for anyone: .""..f '" ' ' t-
Thomas Taggart of Indiana au
thor of the motion calling the con
ference, when told of Mr. Rock
well's interpretation said; - -:
' 1 "Judge Rockwell or anybody
else who places such an interpre
tation on the language of the mo
. tion knows better. Its terms are
plain. It says the conference is
For the purpose of reaching? an
understanding, so as to' hasten the
conclusion of this convention,' that
means anything that will clear the
way for a nomination."
' ' Mr. "Taggart was asked if it
meant even an - agreement on a
recommendation . for a candidate.
He replied that it did.
-" The campaign managers for the
other candidates, including Gover
nor Smith, did not go into details
n their Interpretaton of the "con
renton's, action, . but they leff no
doubt that they all went .Into the
conference willing to take what
ever, selection might be found gen
erally accepted. Among the Mc
Adoo delegates there, were many
who openly voiced the same con
viction and, the general : impres
sion was one of optimism, that the
long fight was almost over. ?
Behind the doors of their coun
cil room the conferees conjured
tonight with an ever narrowing
list of names Robinsonn of Ar
kansas ; Glass of Virginia ; 1 Ral
ston of. Indiana; Davis of West
Virginia and others--let escape
only stray scraps of information to
Indicate in ! what direction the
wind was blowing. : ' '
The peace parley bad its real
beginning earlier in the day when
the forces opposed to McAdoo join-
' (Continued on page 6)
OREGON:; Fair weather with
moderate temperatures,-" Sun
day, moderate northwest winds
(Saturday) '
Mexlmum temperature, 75.
Minimum temperature. 54.
River, -1.4, stationary. ;
Rainfall, none.
Atmosphere, clear.
Wind, northwest.
. Scobel Day fruit' distributors of New York, according
to an announcement yesterday 1 by Paul McKercher. tjieir
representative for this district, have negotiated deals in Lam
bert cherries that are netting the local growers 18, cents a
pound. : s .-II-r;
This firm bought 10 cars of the Lamberts, one: carload
of which was shipped July 3, selling f. o. b. Salem at $2.70
for a package of 15 pounds. The other nine cars will be sold
on about the same basis. i - i j -j
j I Mr. McKercher was ; in Salfm tWo weeks ago and made
the contracts with O. E. Brooks and a pool of growers. The
company has operated in Hood River for several years, but
has never before entered the Salem field. Last yefgr the com
pany distributed in 2G2 cities. i j
Scobel & Day will again come to this district in the fall
to buy prunes.! The firm will take prunes from the same
men with whom the cherry deals have been made, put them
up in 1 6-pound cases and ship' them green. It is said they
will net the growers between 4 and 5 cents a pound, eqivalent
to 15 cents for the dried product. This prize is nearly double
what the growers,have. been receiving for some years. J
Scobel & Day have been handling the pears of the Paul
Wallace orchards ; for 20 years and will j handle them again
this year. .) j- , ;. -HW " ; ii-- r, : !': ! I i
Wife jot.Former:. Governor
and Supreme Court Jus
tice Dies Last Night
Mrs. W. P. Lord , widow o f the
late Governor W.' P. Lord, who
al$o Berved , a ! term as justice of
the Oregon supreme court, passed
away - at the Salem hospital at
twenty minutes' of twelve last
night. - Mrs. Lord was 79 years
of age, and had resided in Salem
for many .years. ; She had fceen In
ill health for some time, and un
derwent a major operation two
weeks a'gOv ; "f-T-- i 1 5 i-
Mrs. Lord is I survived hy two
children, W. P. Lord, Jr., promin
ent -attorney of Portland, and Miss
Elizabeth Lord of Salein. ; Prior
to her last illness Mrs.' Lord had
been prominent in local social
and civic affairs.
, A letter written early yesterday
by E.lla' McMuna and i addressed
for publication to The Statesman
contained' the following tribute to
MrsLord:- ; i : j . ,;:v -v.
Now that Mrs. W. P. Lord is
ill, I feel prompted to pay her a
deserved tribute; which I am sure
will -find echo in the hearts of
hundreds of Salemites. - AH un
derstand with what an' open hand
she has dispensed hospitality at
her home, . even to opening her
flower gardens to the; public on
the very day she was stricken
with illness. , But all may not
know the value of her work in
trying to secure a linen factory
for Salem. Herself a Mqntegne
(one of the first families of Vir
ginia), the wife of a former'gov
ernor of the state and an ambas
sador 'to a foreign country; trav
eled, cultured, brilliant, and yet
splendidly democratic, Mrs. Lord
deserves for her work a statue on
the capitoi grounds, i f ,
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Residents of Hunter, Wash.,
are Ready to Flee Be
: fore Coming Flames
HUNTERS, Wash., July 5.
midnight tonight, while the dan
ger was not believed passed, the
force of 400 or 50(K men 'battling
to save this little Stevens county
town from a. prairie fire were hold
ing their own, hoping a change of
wind would end the danger. The
front of the fire is seven miles
i Cedonia'. a little village north
east of here, is doomed, it is be
lieved, reports indicating that the
flames, if they continue' in their
course, will sweep through it by
morning, i j
HUNTERS', j Wash., July 5.
With the flames of a prairie fire
but half a mile distant and the
wind -driving jthem' toward ihe
town, residents of Hunters tonight
have their possessions packed so
(Continued 09 page 6)
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Quest forjnternational Olym,
pic Honors to Commense
in Paris Today
PARIS, Puly 5. (By Associat
ed Presk.J-f-America's sturdy ath
letic force, one of the finest ar
rays she has even sent in quest of
International honors, was ' ready
tonight j for the opening t6morow
of the Olympic track and field bat
tle with 45 nations, headed by the
powerful Finnish te'am, seeking to
break " the hold America , has had
upon athletic supremacy since the
revival j ot -the Olympic games, v
The battle for ctxief -hdnors in'
the eighth Olympic games between
the United States and ' Finland
promises to be thrillihg and many
expect that the eight dayg Of com
petition will develop perf ormafices
eclipsing in keenness and excelr
lence those of Stockholm 12 years
ago. which so far have been re
garded as the high water mark of
international competltidn. w t '"
The j'ev of the championship,
which includes 26 events, finds
the camps of the two 'outstanding
contenders confident but a major
ity of observers is convinced that
the all around team strength of
the Americans' will ' carry ithem
through to victory once more.
Finland's chief chance for glory,
it js ' generally believed, rests-' in
the ' possibility ' of her fathering
more 0f the coveted gold medals
than the Yankees. j f ! '
Finland's principal hopes- of
gaining the greatest athletic hon-1
ors ' it! has ever known are built
principally on the sturdy shoulders
of the! great runner," Paavo Nurmi.
holder of seven world's records,
who Is prepared to run in five rac
es and: who is expected to clean up
In the distance events
Finland had such stars as Wil-land
lie Ritola, Iannes Kohlemainen,
Villar Kyronen and Stenroos, fbr
the distances from 1500 meters to
the marathon. - -A'.
Dance Produces Money i
H I -I For Silverton Library
" " SnjvERTON, Ore., July 5.
(Special to ' The Statesman)
Nearly $80 has been added to the
fund j with - which to purchase
bookaj for the ; public library of
Silverton.. The money was rea
lized from a dance recently given
for tie benefit of the library.
The dance, : attended by a good
sized crowd, was held in : the
armory and music was furnished
by the Silverton concert band. M
" AVriters of Demand Found )
CHICAGO, July ! 5, Impres
slons'on note paper found today in
the home of George Peek, 49
years! old, and his son, Clarence,'
24, fpirm hands, Witlnebago cou'n-s
ty p!rove conclusively that they
wrote the letter to SViatot and
Mrs. j Medlll McCormick,' request
ing that $50,000 be placed under
a cuivert. adding, "if you ' do ybu
will I live . happily , according ;tQ
Thomas McGuire, head of a detec
agency. Father and son are
under arrest in Rockford. ;
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Fliers Reach ' Karachi f
KARACHI.! British India, .July
5 - The American around,' the
world, fliers have, reached' Karachi
from! "Umhalla. i '
Successful Attempt Is Made
to Draw Infection From
Foot. Affected With Blood
Room in Hospital Will Be Oc
cupied Till Their Son Is
Out of Danger
: WASHINGTON, I). C. July 5.
An operation describee, as success
ful was performed upon Calvin
Coolidge, Jr., 16-year-old son of
President land Mrs.' Coolidge, at
Wafter Reid hospital' tonight r in
An attempt, to arrest: the course
of-an attack .of septic poisoning.
One of the physicians said
"We acconaplished all that we ex
pected." . V-' '"
i The president aftl Mrs. Cool
idge were at the hospital during
the operation, Mr; Coolidge going
there " when -the operation was de
cided upon and the latter ' accom
panying her son when he was re
moved this afternoon from the
White House.
They remained across the"hall
from the ! operating room during
the' ordeal ; but as soon as it was
over Mrs. Coolidge 'went to the
bedside "and a few t minutes later
the president r joined" ' her and
stood by the bed for a few min
utes. - '. '' i . - v ' ' '
'. ' The physicians remained in
conference"" for some time after
the operation, those in attendance
including Dr. ! John f' B.' Deaver,
Philadelphia surgeon, and Dr. ' A.
Kolmer, blood specialist, also of
Philadelphia; Major James F.
Coupal and Lieutenant Comman
der J6el ;T. Boone, White House
physicians ; ' Dr. Chi ties W. Rich
ardson of -Washington, and Colo
nel W. LL Keller, commandant of
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' The physicians tame out Of con
ference without issuing any for
mal statement and an hour after
the operation i most of them left.
The president 'and Mrs. Coolidge;
however, decided to remain at the
hospital throughout the night.
"They desired to remain at the
hospital, j if ; was understood, be
cause the condition of their son
was still j critical. The operation
was said to have revealed osteo
myelitis, or an infected Inflamma
tion of the bone marrow bf the
lower left , leg. -. Blood poisoning
set in from a broken blister on
the right : foot during a tennis
match 1 ast Monday. "'.
The infection is understood to
have, localized in part there and
notwithstanding the serious con
dition of the patient he was said
to be resting as well as could be
expected after the operation. t
is believed that a blood transfus
ion scarcely will be necessary.
Jv i Anotnerr physicians' ' consulta
Wlon will be held at 8 o'clock to-
biorrow morning and pending it
$no further! statement: was expect
ed. ' President and Mrs. Coolidge
had a room near the sick' chamber
were in constant touch with
the patient during the night.
River Steamer Is Inferno of
j Death for Crew; . Sur
f vivors Swim AshoYe
BALTIMORE. Md July 5 Tw6
negroes :and a negress are known
to have lost their v lives , and a'
fourth negro, a deck hand, is
thought to have perished In a fire
which destroyed Ihe steamer Three
Rivers, while bound from CtIbs
Field, Maryland;- f or f Baltimbre,
off Cove point. Chesapeake bay,
early today. Five youths, mem
bers of the Baltimore Morning
Sun'g newsboy's band. "are missing
and it is believed they -were' lost,
I AU the survivors, approximate
ly 90, of jwhich 54 " were -remaining
members of . the newsboy's
band. Were, brought to" Baltimore
by the steimer Middlesex, which
had gone' to the assistance of the
burning steamer. 7 ' '-" '
" Scenes of terror which began
as soon as the - alarm was given
Continued more than half an hour
or until all the survivors had been
picked ' up." ?
Timrr Fir
Villag: 1 Near Crater Lake
Threatened , By Forest .
Flames on All Sides
I MEEIPORD, )re.," July 5. The
village 1 of Trail, on the Crater
Lake highway,! 26 miles, from Med
ford, l4 practically surrounded to
night $y forest fires, believed to
have started:'by fire crackers set
off by (Fourth of July picnickers.
The blaze covered 1.6 acres and
has leaped ,Rogue river, threaten
ing valuable timber, t
-Four; or five fires In the Apple
gate district, started by lightning
last Tuesday, ar reported under
Army Officers Find Oregon
National Guard m hxcel-
lent J Condition ...
Another laurel was added to
Oregon's already long list of .'mili
tary achievements when Brigadier
General George A. White, head! of
the' 'siate- military 'forces, was
singled out for special laudatory
remarks in a! report submitted by
a number of
United States' army
officials covering a ' detailed In
spection and I investigation ' of the
Oregon national guard.
: The! group :of army officials was
headed by Colonel Wiley Howell
who with his assistants conducted
the atfnual check of the national
guard f or the war department and
went 1 jinto everything . from the
state of instruction of officers and
nori-cdmmisaioned -officers on
down to the. care of minor items
of property and money accounts.
Inspection of. the money accounts
was completed Only yesterday by
Major T."'W. King, inspector gen
eral's department. "Highly.' ef
ficient," Is thVfinding of the Unit
ed States government after all re
torts had been submitted.-
pi The" j special reports covering
General : White's work . says , in
prt: j - ' . '
"The energy, efficiency, "ability
and enthusiasm of this officer
seem to the inspectors largely re
sponsible for the complete equiph
ment,f the high proportion of the
enlisted strength and' the excel
lent Standards of training of the
Oregon national guard. There ap
pears to be throughout the guard
strong sentiment Of support' for
General White rind his Ideals." '
The United States government
having several million dollars 'in
vested In, Oregon 'national guard
equipment, and having spent more
than naif a million dollars on the
Oregon citizen' soldiery" during" the
present bienniel period, tg said to
have made its Iriquiry and inspec
tion rigid. T Nearly two 'months
were spent py inspectors "in com
pleting the jinspectlon, which in
cluded a visit' to' every guard sta
tion In Oregon, including the new
(Continued on page 6.)
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Gleanings From Day's News
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LONGVIEW, Wash., July 5.
Mrs. j Rudolph Otto, 1 6, wife of
Rudolph Oftp, 25; was blown to
death by a . dynamite explosion,
believed by deputy sheriffs to have
be6fa;set Off by her husband near
Coffin Rock, one mile from here,
at 1 o'clock, this afternoon. Her
husband is in custody but denies
responsibility for the tragedy.
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, y, Chinese Itald Vessel ,
jSHANGHAI, Jtily 5.- (By The
Associated Press. ) -ChineseJ cus
toms officials . today raided the
Amerfcan sailing vessel Talbot In
port here,' and' seized arms and
ammunition valued at $50,000,
The seizure was made-' on the
ground that munitions -were to
be" landed In violation of the arms
convention! ' 4 " i :
If pfacLaren: at ashlmitb
KOGOSHIMA. Japan, July 6. .
(By j the AP.) A Stuart Mac
La ren, the "British aviator, -who
is on a flight around the; world;
left Ihere at 7 o'clock this morn
ing for Kushimoto. MacLaren ar
rived here yesterday from Shang
hai.1 hi Man Jumps From Train ;
3T. MARIES, Idaho. .July. 6.
A.)-!: Lalng of Seattle, said to be
connected with "4 wholesale paper
and' twine1 house"" there', Jumped
from an ' eaetbonnd, Ullwaakee
Conference for Political Ac
tion '.Adjourns 1 -'Endorsing
Wisconsin Senator's: Every
, Wish , v
Delegates Content With En
f dorsing Platform land
I 1 Planning Campaign
CLEVELAND, July 5.lj(By the
AP.)Af ter endorsing Robert M.
La Follette as a presidential can
didate and providing for the or
ganization of a political party
next January the con ference for
Progressive Political Action wound
up; its' convention early tonight. .
- The- conference empowered its
national ' committee to select 7a
vice presidential candidate after
conference with the "La Pollette
for President'- Committe."' La
Pollette was endorsed as 4 candi
date on his own platforB. 6 The
convention then adopted for it
self a platform embodying the
ideas contained in the Wisconsin
document and in the"? statement
principles issued at' the St. Louis
session of the conference last Feb-
ruary. ?'fi' Xt
The-final day of the gathering
worked ; out strictly according to
plans of the leaders: and without
appreciable opposition. But just
before adjournment .some! ,of the
delegates, dazed by the rapidity of
events, had to be assured by the
chair that La Follette actually
had been "nominated," . and that
definite provision had been made
for the new party. v;
The confusion arose from -the
fact that the "report of the 1 com
mittee . on. organization recom
mended this action, and that" ho
separate 'motion of. endorsement
was offered.' The report itself was
adopted without a dissenting vote,
but the significance of this action
did' not 'dawn on either' delegates
of galleries, and Ihere was a' total
absence of demonstration:! f ' '
Repeatedly, today as yesterday,
the name "La Follette" was the
signal for an outburst of cheering
and 'applause. Yet the' culmination
of the convention's workj coming
In the form "of a committee re
commendation, did not draw even
a pattering- of handclappfng.
All elements ta the convention
were intent on showing they were
back of La Follette's 1 candidacy.
After, losing, a' fight before the or
ganization' committee for Immedi
ate formation of a new pirty, the
Socialistas, led by' Morris Hill-
quit of New! York, were the first"
to second the" endorsement re
port; '- ;. - 'v '' ' I ' - A ;:
American Ship
train near her0 today and was in
stantly killed. r : ' '
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- "Admits Brother's Murder
iSEWARD, Neb.. July 5. Geo:
L. Balster. confessed today to the
murder - of his brother Edward,
March ! last and was sentenced to
life: imprisonment -In j the state
penitentiary. ! ; . 1 -r!
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i Weather for the Week
U. S. weather tureau. gave out to
day; Its first Pacific qoast forecast
covering a period.- of more than
2 '4hours. The forecast was for
the period from July 7 to 12, in
clusive, and read as follows:
From July 7 to 12 in the Pacific
states there will be continued fair
weather in the interior nd con
sidefably clondy weather near the
coast. The temperature; j will re
main :. near normal; Because of
the -expected absence of precipita
tions the : hazard to r grain and
brush forest fires will 'remain un
diminished. : j i
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i North Pole Flight Postpone!
ROME. July 5. The; .airplane
expedition to the "nortlu pole under
the! direction of Lieutenant Loca
telll, organization of wb'iich, with
the' cooperation, of the officials of
the Italian, air, service was - an
nounced yesterday to be definitely
postponed until next year,j because
of tack of time for preparation.
Scale; Slightly Lower Than
Last Year Is Adopted
" Through Wheat Belt
WALLA WALLA, Wash., July
5.- A harvest wage scale, rang?
Ing slightly lower than that paid
last year, was adopted at a meet
ing of Walla -Walla county farm
ers here today.) It f is Baid to be
higher than that adopted In some
of the other counties In the" wheat
belt' ; " ' I - i r ;
The proale- follows: Combine
driver. 27 head.' $6.00, 33 head
$7.00; separator man combine
$10.00; stationary $8.00; header
tender $4.00: sack sewer $ff;" sack
jig combine $4.00; steam engineer
$7.00; header box j driver $2.50;
tank driver $3.00; roustabout
$4.00; header puncher- $6.t)0;
loader $5.0Q; hoe down $400;
water buck $4.00 ; i cook combine
crew $2.50; header - $3.00, and
two headers $6.00. t -
Many B fazes c Yesterday
Muellhaupt Barn, Moore
Home Damaged
Salem's fire department - found
itsel ( in a predicament simitar ; to
that of the famous Light Brigade
Saturday afternoon, with firesljbe-
ing, substituted for the guns that
volleyed and , thundered; when
within' the period of a few min
utes two serious f res and a half
score of minor blazes demanded im
mediate attention In the same
neighborhood. , V - '
Answering a call to a barn on
the Otto J. 11. Muellhaupt, prop
erty at 1066 Chemeketa a little
after S o'clock, interest was trans
ferred almost immediately to the
Willia. S. Moore residence; 1235
North : Fifteenth, , with several
blazer between the two place,
three blocks apart. , 'J ;
V Breeze Aids Fire. ! -
. i Fanned by a heavy breeze the
embers" were carried " from! the
barn to the Moore . house, the
sparks apparently following the
alley. .The barn . was practically
destroyed and the upper portion
of the Willis residence badly dam
aged by the flames'. Scores of
volunteer fire fighters- came to
the assistance of the department,
dragged hose ! around and helped
to put out small roof ahd grass
fires. The home of Judge John
H. Scott, 1089 Court, was -menaced
for a short time.. A house
and garagg at 210 Ndrth Twelfth
owned by W. J. Haberman . and
'(ConUnr-'d on page $.)
How splendidly everybody ral
lied to Colonel Hofer's support
about that oak tree threatened
with death. It will be spared, of
course, but it is a great pityithat
it is necessary for anyone to ,be
forced to rise; upon bis hind: legs
and roar in protest against such
destruction.'. There Is a- national
organization, incorporated, known
as the "Tree Lovers Association,"
which needs a branth in Salem.
i-One of the directors is onif own
Fred 3A. Wiggins, now of Toppen
IshWash., and I iave taken the
liberty of sending Colonel' Hofer's
letter to hlmit I do not know! how
they save the-trees, but I think
that whenever It is known that a
tree is to be slaughtered, dnd the
person planning the work is
known, it would be nice ' tor a
number of us ladies and. gentle
men to call j at his house- and
hang him. I have never known
a; person so treatea to cut aown
any more, trees.
A lot of dear people are sorry
for us because we haven't a radio,
a telephone,! electric lights, a
phonograph, an automobile and
water through a faucet; j And
we let 'em be sorry, because 4t
does ; folks good to get- mellowed
np and sympathetic: besides it
makes them better satisfied; with
what they have at j home. j But
really I don't hanker fori any-;
thing ! they have in townhut a
barrel of ice cream.' 00 watermel
ons, and a pipe organ, and now" In
the face of the " water shortage
there; I feel like tielng a blue
ribbon on the' horns of our faith
ful old pump. 1 ! ,
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Threat to Wreck Chances ttt
Californian With Coalition
Met W i t h Answer to
"Try It
Taggart and Friends Jockey
! for Position; Little Is -4
I Accomplished 1
NEW YORK, July 5. (Ety The v
Associated Press.) The ' Confer
ence of candidate's maangers,
seeking to devise some means of
ending the 'deadlock In the Demo
cratic natibnal Convention, work
ed far into the bight without-arriving
at any conclusions. 1 ''
i r'At the i outset the conference tan
on a rock over j whether the au
thorized purpose W the conference
was to devise' a' mean's of proced
ure' In the eonyention which wotild
permiC of a-nomination. The Mc
Adoo representatives contended
that- It'-.waS.- j -..---v: I
ChairmanLHull jannounced shortly
after l a in.' when' the conference
finally adjourned that it "would
reconvene at 4 p. m." Sunday, the
interval; would , jbe . spent . by.' the
representatives Of the various can,.
-dldates in -discussions withjn their
own ran as,' 'in tne ngnt or What
transpired here id' wht they al
ready ktiow,"?. Mr; HuH said.'
: : Mr. Hull said there had-been-'
no "conclusions" - at - tonight's
meeting and thit' there had been1
no' suggestion or consideration ' of
concrete proposals to nd the dead
lock ''except : of a general naturt
which he cannot disclose.'
' "The "chairman said the repre '
sentatives of the candidates haj
shown ''proper loyalty to the can '
didates"- ut"hd also exhibited
an earnest desire to cooperate in
an "effort to solve the problem.
v The antl-McAdoo coalition con- '
tended ' the conference was not an '
attempt to eliminate -candidates
but that the authorized purpose
was to deVise any means of" end
ing the deadlock even to agreeing
on recommenaarions ror a nom
inee. - "
Passing j around . that1 eontro
verted point, the discussion skirted
the subject ' of
mises -' without
ground. ?' I .
possible compro-'
anybody . giving
tm Durden o
t the argument ad-
vanced by the
McAdoo people
was1: ' -"Why
the -leading candl-
date ' wifhdra'w
. .. ' -i i . . . L
Let the minor
ity candidates get out.
The substance of the reply - of
anti-Mc Adoo, - coalition was : " We
have demonstrated' you cannot get
a two-thlrds-majority" necessary to
nominate. . Withdraw or we will
unite on a ticket -which will stam
pede your tfreL and weary "delerJ
gates away from their pledges.".
The . retort by jMAdoo managers
was in substance: : -
"Try it." -
The talk among the forces in
tle. "anti-McAdOo coalition cen-
tered again about Senator Robin-""
son of Arkansas and Senator Ral
ston, Thomas Tjaggart'a candidate.
They described Senator Robin
son as having few enemies in the
convention arid ' having many
friends. They J described Senator
Ralston as-ieing capable of draw
ing strength from the McAdoo
forces if a" Stampede was at-
tempted. in consideration of Sen
ator Glass of Virginia it developed
tlat'' William Jennings Bryan did
not look favorably upon him and
that there was! some doubt of hU
acceptability to the McAdoo peo- -Pie...,-'
- -.. .
The 1 supporters. " of John W,
Davis claimed special considera
tion 'for their' man on the ground
that they hadfi evidence 'that he
was the second choice of more
than two-thirdk of the delegates la
the convention! '' The" McAdoo peo
ple and Bryanj however, indicated
that they preferred to'dlsouss oth
ers than "Mr. pa via. ' 1
Decame Known tnat very re
cently the McAdoo people, through
intermediators sought to eomposa
the l difference with the Smith
people -by sounding them, out on," .
a vice presidential candidate. Thq
name proposed was not satisfac
tory to the. Smith people and the
effort ended there. ;' :
; "A- statement issued by Cordelt
ifnH, chairmari of the Democratic;
national vcomniittee; at midnight
when the session was adjourned
"Sofar the discussion lias beeri
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