Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, May 15, 1920, Image 1

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    vRATHEK forecast
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ikht frost eii portion In monuiu.
derate northwest winds.
, j jri- temperature 43, max.
7j. mean 44. rainfall. River IS
jt. stationary.
yBiIBD YEAfi. NO. 117.
Immediate
Peace Held
Trade Need
San Francisco, May 15. A treaty of j,n other line of business may revert
peace safeguarding every fundamental t0 ". William J. Woolley, of the
rinciple of the government of the trade "tension bureau of the Nation
Calted States and protecting the rights JaI association of Master Plumbers, in
t American citizens should be effect-!?" aI1 motne address before the
, i. ,,. . 19th annual convention here todav of
rf without delay. was declared by the 0regQn sute Maaterr3e
the seventh annual convention of the J association, advocated even greater
national Foreign Trade council here charges for plumbing and heating
todav This was one of the principles work iu this e'ate. Comparatively,
of the naiional program fot ; fo reig, ea Z
trade by thi sconventlon of 2500 lead-.master plumbers of this section of the
en of foreign trade in the fourth and , country are not getting what they
closing session of the convention. are entitled to."
. nihor nrinclples in the program
:,.,,.... convention opened here at 10 o'clock.
United States as a creditor Jld J!10 "P the plumb
,ion should afford to other nations ev-1 "?J -f df unt.Tr
rfair and reasonable opportune to Z,tlV?'Thm th
sell their products to us, especially of
raw materials without detriment to
existing authorities.
Protection Keedea.
-tv. kroner meaar should h
"' , ' . . coae a the only effective manner
devised o encourage our manufactur- by which th
ersand 'producers to exerc.se he full , g6neraI pubIic be 1
employment of all their facilities. The deIegates alg0 recomhlende(, h
-The goyarnmen should maintain ttppomtment of a permanent comilt!
as a principle of foreign policy thaJtee to take
. Amencan enterprise abroad is entitled Btate ooard ot control of Begregatin
to the fame measure of protection , all pIumWng and heatln con5trtc
from the government of the country jon aIl pubIlo bulldings
where domiciled that foreign enter. Attention of authorities in all cit-
prises domiciled in the United States les in the state is called, in another
receive from this government. resolution adopted, to the necessi'y
"Our merchant marine should re-0f erecting more comfort stations to
vert as soon as practicable entirely to ' accommodate the increase in nuto and
private ownership and operation as tourist travel.
contemplated bp the act creating thei Business Held Essential
snipping ooaru. we urge mat legis-
lation be passed promptly providing
for the sale or government owned ton-
nage on terms uniform to all buyers
having regard to the current cost ofj
building vessels ot similar typo and
tonnage in American shipyards. Un
sold ships should be' chartered at cur
rent market rates for. world tonnage
without restriction as to trade routes.
French Withdraw
Occupation Force
Paris, May 15. Withdrawal of the
French troops from the Frankfort and
Darmstadt regions, it is understood,
has already been begun, although for
mal orders for complete evacuation of
this territory have not been issued by
the French government.
Gasoline Test
Suit Suggested
Dsclaringi that the state law requir
ing gasoline sold in Oregon to test 56
degrees specific gravity i3 unconstitu
tional and would be so held in any
"'i-t a. B. Huston, state senator from
Multnomah county, in a letter received
by Governor Olcott this morning, aug
(jestg that some dealer put the law to
a test by ignoring the law selling gaso
lne of alower test and submitting to
a friendly suit in court. ;
This, Huston Insists, is the simplest
"id quickest way out of the problem
into which the legislature by its failure
to act last January, has gotten the
state In the present emergency.
Wlllielm Changes Home.
Doom, Holland, May 15. Former
Emperor William arrived here fom
Amerongon this morning. He outwltt
a number of Journalists and moving
Picture photographers, who were wait
ing at one entrance of the exile's new
home, while the automobile in which
rlved slipped through another.
Taxpayers League Condemned
Millage Bill In Undue Haste
Says Greenbaum In Statement
That the Marlon County Taxpayers League acted in undue haste
ana without thoroughly investigating conditions at the University of
hm50" and Oregon Agricultural College, in condemning the millage
wll for its support of the institutions of higher learning, supported
the state, which is to be submitted, to the voters of Oregon at the
Primary elections next Friday, Is the statement of Isadore Green
baum,
secretary of the league, who
Port the millage bill.
In speaking of his position on the millage bill, Mr. Greenbaum
said:
"The Marion County Taxpayers' League !s a very much misun
derstood organization. Such an organization is necessary, I think,
onder some circumstances, at least, to curb the extravagance of pro
fessional politicians. As a' league we do not mean to be parsimonious,
nr to be a lot of 'tightwads', as some people seem to think. A an
example, our president subscribed one thousand dollars to the hos
P'tal fund. Yet, when a measure is before the people to raise tax
ation, out body has to be shown the necessity in no unmistakable
form.
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" ' League Acted In Haste.
I think we were somewhat in haste in passing the resolutions
"i regard to the millage bills. It was really a protest against an In.
feaw in direct taxation. I have been asked by a number of people
h5- I have gone on record in favor of the millage bill for higher edu
ration. I visited Emgetw with the Cherrians and Commercial Club,
wag sadly impressed with the overcrowded, ancient buildings
nown as the U. of O. They rank as curios. There is a modem
"uiidmg under construction, but that Is being paid for by subscription,
j, Krea state of Oregon accepting charity, asking alms. Think of it.
wade me ashamed of my own state and of myself.
,. 'About the financial condition: I found upon Investigation that
, "Mversity has been conducted at a very low cost of operation;
ln,hack several years ago, with 691 students, with an income of
-,284; Now, this year, with 1745 students, and an income of
-'.130. How they could have accomplished this latter In the face
, advancing costs is a mystery.
Should Support University. '
,, "Tne stafs of Oregon should maintain the university so as t:ie
ho m WOa,d be credit to the tate (the students are). We
tha 68 toc proud to accept charity. Those buildings are worse
em ""'''crowded. Handicapped, as they are, U is a wonder our stu-
eoB-i!,, ?ve dons as we" as tl,ey have- What mls:,t th'y have ac"
Pushed under fair or favorable conditions?
k r unlve"ttv ought to grow with our state. " Taxpayers, who
Km i shouid 8 and see the conditions for themselves. I felt
vf? r 0rn. so I go on record. in favor of the millage bill for
-ter education." '
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numbers May Raises Prices Instead
Of Lowering Them in State; Oregon
Plumbing Code Endorsed in Session
Declaring that plumbing and
.mg costs throughout the United States
will not be reduced, although osts
KLuuu ttiiu wist aay or . tne
Plumbing Code Favored
Among numerous resolutions adoDt.
ed the master plumbers went on rec-
I nfll BO f IWAnlnx l 1 1... .
. "f. piumoing
Asserting that 80 percent ot tAe
plumbers in the United States lack
proper business training and have
only a general knowledge of facts con
cernlng the business, Mr. Woolley
centered His talk around a strong
plea for the induction of more busi
nessprinciples in the plumbing pro
fession. He declared that "you would
be surprised at the few plumbers who
understand the fundamentals of bus
iness," and cited that as the main rea
son for the failure of so many fol
lowing that pursuit.
"Plumbers in the west and middle
west, and in Oregon," Mr. Woolley
told the delegates, "who do a business
of less than $50,000 a year lose. It is
up to this convention to take steps
to rectify this matter," he said, "by
devising some means to raise prices
for services that will be more equit
able generally."
Fifty percent of the plumbing and
heating business In the United States
today, Mr. Woolley said, is being done
on, the cost plus plan. He pointed i
this fact indicating the great change
in methods when, several years ago,
this plan was never used. ,
The sessions during the day were
presided over by Charles Fullman of
Portland, president of the state asso
ciation. The members of the resolu
tions committee were: O. G. Hughson,
Geo. G. Root, F, W. Bishop and H, C.
Laws.
Picture is Taken
At 1:30 p, m. the master plumbers
and theIr wives gathered in front It
the state capitol where a group pic
ture was taken. Following this anoth
er business session was held in the
auditorium of the Commercial club
when Harry L. Hansen, Frank J.
Klimm, Jerry J. Ward, A. L. Fraser,
O. G. Hughson and Mrs. E. S. Slgler
spoke.
The convention will close Saturday
evening with a banquet at six o'clock
in the Elks Temple.
Some of the resolutions passed by
the convention are:
"That the president appoint a com
mittee of three two at large and one
from Salem to take up the matter
of segregating plumbing and heating
has announced that he will sup-
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heat-(contracts on all m.ttt i..,. k
the state board of control and suggest
inai uimj commute seek the coopera
tion of the electrical contractor ,n
securing this result.'
That the members of this conven-
tion lend their moral and financial
support to the trade extension bureau with Germany and Austria was adopt
and that we as individual members jed today by the senate and now goes
solicit the aid of all jobbers, whole
salers and manufacturers in financ
ing this woik."
"Resolved . that It is the sense of
this convention that the attention of
the authorities in each city in the
state be called to the increased need
(Continued on page eight)
Inter-Church
Drive Critics
Will Be Heard
New 'York, May 15,-riticism of
the Presbyterian New Era movement
and the inter church world movement
by the Presbyteries of Pittsburg, Pa.,
Seattle, Wash., Chillicothe, Ohio, St.
Louis, Mo., and Philadelphia and a
recommendation that the Presbyter
ian church withdraw from the last
named J300, 000,000 project will be
heard at the annual meeting of the
Presbyterian general assembly' in
Philadelphia next week,, J. B. Woot
an, publicity director for the Presby
terian church in the United States
announced here today.
The Seattle presbyteria? he said,
declares that the "expenditures of tha
Inter church world movement are ex
cessive, needless and destructive."
Seattle,' supported by the Presby
teries of Riverside, Cal., and others, I
he said, declares that "the new era
committee would be more effective
and efficient if its operations were
under the inmidiate direction of the
board of. the Presbyterian church.
The objectors will, also ask tor "a
limit of authority and for a limit on
the committee's expenses."
Sultan To Quit;
Treaty Protest
Constantinople, May 14. The Turk
lsh sultan will resign his throno In
protest against the severity" of the
peace treaty presented to Turkey by
the allied powers, according to a
rumor today, which is credited m
many quarters.
Scouts' Drive For
Paper Is Meeting
Generous Response
Notwithstanding the fact that the
boy scouts are receiving splendid co
operation in their task of gathering
up the old papers and , magazines,
seout master Harold Cook stated to
day that the public will have to be
more generous in their assistance, if
the paper drive for 100,000 pounds is
to be put over successfully.
Numerous families were repack
ing their attics and cellars today in a
commendable effort to locate all the
old papers stored away in forgotten
crannies, and the scouts were Kept
busy collecting the piles left at con
venient corners for them.
Street Commissioner Low has found
that the boys are a great help In lo
cating heaps of rubbish that have
been overlooked by the city wagons,
Part Of Oregon
May Be Included
In Mountain Zone
Washington, May 15. On petition
of the public utilities commission of
Idaho, the interstate commerce com
mission today ordered further hear
ings to determine whether its orders
defining the boundary line between
the standad mountain time zone and
the Pacific time zone should be modi
tied so as to include' Idaho and por
tions of Oregon and Washington in
the mountain time zone.
Hoover Expresses
Thanks To Oregon
Portland, Or., May 15. Chester V.
Murnhv. chairman of the Hoover
campaign committee for Oregon, FrI- J officers were asked to meet the train
day received from Herbert Hoover aby Conductor George E. Blue, who
telegram expressing appreciation of i wired ahead for assistance,
the Hoover committee's atclon in with- j When the officers mounted the
drawing their activities in promoting strain Ballard, with an empty whiskey
his candidacy In the campaign for thei bottle In his hand, was standing sev
primaries to be held in Oregon, May jeral porters and trainmen at bay In
21. The telegram says: jthe end of a car, defying them and
"Please accept for yourselves and everybody on the-train to Interfere
convey to your axsociates my deep ap- with him. Most of the passengers
preciatio'n of your keen understanding! were awakened by the commotion,
of mv position. The high spirit and: and women and children were fright
devotion to the republic which domi-.ened. The officers had little trouble
nate pour political activities to the ex - jto bring the negro, who shouted that
elusion of personalities cannot fail to he was a "bad ma;" to headquar
insplre so educated and thoughtful aiders.
people as the citizens of Oregon. Trits
ln itself will be
all the reward we
should desire."
Fair Weather For
Coast Predicted
Washington, May 15. The weather;
predictions for the week beginning
Monday are:
Pacific statesGeneral fair; nearly
normal temperatures.
fit.-ue Forester Eliiott has begun to
nobllir" his fjircea for forest patrfl
duty this tummw
' ill !1? 'I U'U i V-1
Resolution
t
To End War
Is Passed
"r .-ine reputa
08,1 re60lutlon to nd the state of war
to conference.
Washington, May 15. No Immed
iate action by the senate looking to the
ratification of the treaty of Versailles
now appears probable, Senator Under-wood-bf
Alabama, the democratic lead
er, declared tod y in the senate in
opopsing the republican peace resolu
tion. "This seema to be the closing scene
of the drama," said Mr. Underwood,
"as far as this country ,1s concerned
in the attempt to conclude a peace
with Germany. ,
."The action of the majority party
(the republican) seems to have fore
closed further action on the treatp of
Versailles, at least for the present."
Jefferson High
Wins County Field
and Track Event
Jefferson high school won . the
Marion county track and field meet
this morning, taking 49 points to 31
for Silverto the only other team en
tered. The meet developed into a
demonstration of individual prowess
on the parti of Delasaux, the Jeffer
son captain,: who captured 27 points
for his team, taking the 100 yard dash
the 50 and 440, tieing for first in the
pole vault and high jump, and tak
ing second in the broad jump anJ
third in the shot put. While son-.e of
his records were not spectacular, nino
events constitutes a good morning's
work, and he also ran in the relay to
wind up. His time in the 440 was the
best record, coming close to college
class.
Hammond of Silverton threw the 12
pound shot 37 feet, which is a good
distance in a high school meet, nd
his tfcam mate Bennett broad jumped
19 feet, which Is also good.
Interest In the elementary meet
was not so keen, as there were only
a tew men entered, all from Silver
ton. ' : ' " ---.'.-'
Summary High School Events
220 yard dash: Allen (Jefferson),
Hubblltt (Silverton), Blackwell (Jef
ferson.) Time 29 1-5 seconds.
12 pound shot: Hammond (Silver
ton), Bennett (Silverton), Delasaux
(Jefferson.) Distance 37 feet.
50 yard dash: Delasaux (J), Bennett
(S), Hubblltt (S). Time 0 seconds.
Running broad Jump: Bennett (S),
Delasaux (J), Mason (J). 19 feet.
100 yard dash: Delasaux -(J), Ban
nett (8), Mason (J). Time 12 seconds
High jumps.. Delasaux and Cameron
(J), tied for first, Hobblitt (S), third.
Height, 4 fe-et 10 inches.
440 yard dash: Delasaux (J), Ben'
nett (S), Cameron (J). Time 66 2-5
seconds.
Pole vault: Delasaux and Mason ( J)
tied for first, OlBon (S) third. Height
9 feet.
Relay race: Won by Jefferson:
Blackwell, Mason, Allen and Dela
saux. Time 1:43 2-5.
Summary Elementary Events
g pound shot: Gould Silverton. flu.i
tavson, Silverton. 83 feet 10 inches.
220 yard dash: Cheney (S), Massey
(S). 40 seconds.
440 yard dash: Aim (S), Graham
(S). 71 1-5 seconds.
50 yard dash: Dead heat between
Cheney and Kirchner (S). Time 7 1-5
seconds.
Would-Be Bad Man
In Jail; Whiskey
and He Run
A would be "bad man," crestfallen
and repentant, was sitting ln the city
jail here Saturday. He is W. M. Bal
lard, a colored youth, and is held
pending the action of the municipal
judge on a charge of being drunk and
disorderly.
Ballard was arrested at 12:30 a. m.
by Traffic Officer Moffltt and Patrol
man Victor when he reached this city
on Train No. 13, from the north. The
Two Princeton
Buildings Burn
Princeton, N. J., May 15. Two of
Princeton university's most noted
, buildings, Dickinson hall and - Mar-
quand chapel, were destroyed by fire
last night.
Garbage cans have been placed at
convenient corners on the main street
iOf Heppner and the city dads are ask-
lng everyone to co-operate In keep-
lng tne streets clean oi waste p.-iper
U elher rubbing
Judges And Yeggs
Mingle At Last
x Rites For Colosimo
Chicago, May 15. Prominent poli
ticians, a judge and leading business
men mingled with gunmen and un
derworld characters who had g
nowledged "Big Jim" Colosimo as one
of their rulers, in serving as pall bear
ers at the funeral this morning of the
murdered cafe proprietor,
A big brass band headed the funer
al procession past the famous cafe
which bore his name.
Word was received here today that
his first wife was en route from Los
Angeles to Chicago. She has declared
she can throw no light on the mys
tery surrounding his murder last
Tuesday evening in his restaurant
Four suspects are being held by the
police.
Public Service
Commission To
Probe Disaster
In orderto safeguard the traveling
public . from another accident similar
to that at Bertha station on the South
ern Pacific line Sunday morning, the
Oregon public service commission will
conduct a further Investigation Into
the sufficiency of the, service and
equipment of the Southern Pacific
company at the Multnomah countyi
court house, Portland, at 10 o'clock. ',UC'"V'," ' """"""", ""
Monday, May 24, according to an- had received his Informaton from
r.ouncement made by Fred G, Buchtell Alfonso Mada of the Mexican bureau
chairman of the commission th,B of information at Nogales.
morning General Santiago also surrendered
Buchtel who was on the scene of the w"h General Cararnza. according to
aocident and made an investigation received by De La Pena
at that time in company with one of! Troops under command of General
the' commission's engines believes alFlore ar ln Possession of the port of
serrate nrobe bv the commission a.'Mazatlan on the west coast, according
justified. In a notice ot the hearing!
Issued this morning the commission
says: . ' .
"Owin to the seriousness of the
wreck and the many Injured and the
incomplete Investigation on the part
of the public service commission, it Is
deemed proper and highly necessary
to take further testimony for the pur-
pose of determining the sufficiency of
the service,- equipment and facilities
of the Southern Pacific company now
in force and effect, tothe end that
suoh further remedies and regula
tions may be imposed as may be Just,
reasonable, adequate and safe."
Salvation Army
Campaign Ended
In Salem Today
Although Salem wilt fall from 1500
to 11000 short Qf Its quota thi Salva
tion Army camp.ign here for $5000,
that has been conducted or ' nure
than a week, was brought to an endlcurred since Carranza left the battle
Saturday evening. Late Friday after -
noon the cash an3 ple tnei on hand
totalled ltltle mow than Umio. and
it was expected at campaign head-
quarters In the Commercial club that
this would be raised to $4600 by Sat-
urday night. , j have been a part of the president's
. In the compalgn, Chairman A. CJplan of breaking out of tfce trap, for
Bohrnsttdt said, solicitors have tried it was on this side of the battle zone
to reach everyone in the city. Those
wlro have not been reached and who
desire to contribute are asked by MrComula, which meant an ' advance
Br'arn&tedt to mail their donations to down the railroad toward this city
the "Salvation Army Campagn Head-.of about nineteen miles In the laist
quarters, Commercial Club."
Among the contributors of large
amounts were Clark J. Seibel of Shaw
Oregon, who donated a lot in Fairmont
link addition worih from $200 tu
$400 which will be sold at the bostnts of General Banches was Injured
n-ice obtainable and the proc ii ds fatally, receiving a sword wound In
credited to the drive.
The country districts outside of Sa -
lem will not close their campaign un-
til Saturdav. the 22nd. The smaller
places have their subscriptions well
In h,n4 anrl u,lll man hlr nnle.
At the present time Woodburn and
Silverton, two of the most prosperous
cities in the county, have not organ
ized, and many of the leading men
seem to be indifferent, but it is ex
pected that these communities will fall
ln line the first of the week.
A Very large part of the credit for
the splendid work In Salem la due to,
the energetic efforts of Larry Hofer
and the splendid help of the ex-serv-a restless nignt and declined to eat
Ice men who acted with and for him the ,ood offered him this morning,
ah solicitors. They have beiu sple'i- according to Jailers,
dldly reinforced by some ot tho sales- Sheriff Cllne has kept secret the
men from the leading business nouses 'tlme of Watson's probable departure
and also l-y some of the students ttor Prln. b"t M h woul(1 b ,dk
WillametU i nlversitv. who i-a,; w k en today or tomorrow, r.mklng the
ed cot tmuuosly, and were e.ctiveir
work cles t'g up the outi:ne dli
tricts Sa'urifay.
Winners From Many
Districts Result
Of "Spelling Bee"
The county spelling contest held at
18 o'clock Saturday morning In con
nection with tho county school meet,
was participated In by representatives
from all Marlon districts.
Winners and grades represented
are given as follows:
Eighth grade, Hilda Starr, Sublim
ity, first; Rose Hughes, St. Paul, sec
ond; seventh grade, Violet Sanders.
White school, first; Frank Sutton,
Aumsville. second; sixth grade, Wil
ma Morrison, Woodburn, first; Than
dore Wolf, Sublimity, second; fifth
grade, Helen Oglesbee, Aumsville,
first; Leona M. Chapelle, Woodburn,
second; fourth. Maurice Bogard, Wood
burn, first, Eleanorllbby, Marlon,
second.
Contract for the construction of an ,
addtllon to the Taklma high school at
a bas'e price of $104,600 have been'
aw?, del.
i p -
Carranza Fate in Doubt;
Capture and Escape Both
Renorted
JT
Washington, May 15. Carranza's escape from the revolu
tionary forces which attacked his troops near Esperanm was re
ported today by General Obregon.
In a message to revolutionary agents on the border which
was forwarded here, Obregon said the deposed president had suc
ceeded in breaking through the revolutionary lines, and, accom
panied by a small escort, was moving southward into the moun
tains. '
The message added that Carranza
was being pursued bp the revolution
ist. , The recent information indicated
that the revolutionary commanders
had used tactics' in the fighting calcu
lated to inflict the least possible loss.
Cararnza's chances ot escaping cap
ture were regarded as comparatively
slight, largely because of his age and
physical condition.
CAUTl'RE REPORTED BY
NEW YORK REVOLT AGENT
New York, May 15. General Car
ranza and 800 men have surrendered
to the forces surrounding them in the
Mexican mountains, according to worn
reaching here by way of Tomales,
This information was given out by
Mauel De La Pena, self styled com-
,
l the 'ame source ot information
E8CAPE REPORTED MADE
THRU BREAK IN LINES
Vera Cruz, May 15. President Ve
nustlnano Carranza, who, wtlh loyal
'followers, has been fight a grim battle
against revolutionary forces near San
Marcos, for the past five days, has es
Reaped capture, at least temporarily,
according to dispatches from the bat-
tie zone.
Accompanied by 1000 of his men.
the president has broken through tha
Insurgent lines near Chalchi Comula,
and Is believed to be between Puebla
and Oaxaca. He left behind him gov
ernment soldiers who still are fight
ing to delay pursuit of the fugitive
chief.
Generals Hlgenso Agutlar and Guad
elouoe Sanchez, at the head of large
units of revolutionary troops Thursday
were preparing for a grand attack,
according to a captain who arrived
here yesterday. Before taking refuge
in flight Carranza is said to have de
stroyed trains still held by his troops,
together with war material too heavy
to be carried away. .
Prisoners Taken
Serious fighting probably has oc-
'zone, as dlBpatches say prisoners nave
, been captured by the attacking forcos.
Reports from Chalcnl comum yes-
terday showed that Carranza s men
were working their way southeastward
It would seem this movement may
that Carranza escaped. Fighting was
reported about six miles from Chalchi
few days.
General Sanchez threw his forces
Into the struggle Thursday afteznoon
: but was repulsed. General Liberalo
.Gara Torres, one of the chief neuten
the neck. He was taken to Orizaba,
'where he died yesterday,
IXrclff VlM Tt
I ' M-l-Ollt " JX
Taken To Prison
Sometime Sunday
Los Angeles, Cal., May 15. James
H, (Bluebeard) Watson who was
transferred from the county hospital
to the jail yesterday to await early
removal to San Quentin prison, spent
I flrBt t9Be of th iy by automo
bile.
Daniels Attacks Sims' Charges That
Navy Lacked Plans and Equipment to
Wage Effective War as Without Truth
Washington, May 15. ' Secretary
Daniels today attacked Rear Admiral
Sims' charge that the navy depart
ment lacked plans and otherwise was
unprepared for war. The charge was
'uniformed and wanton," he told the
senate committee which Is Investlgat
lng the so-called Sims-Daniels row and
testimony of Rear Admiral Badger
and other members of the general
board has proven such statements un
founded. Mr. Daniels described In detail the
organization and operation of the gen
eral board to show that for years be
fore the war the board was engaged In
preparing and revising plans for naval
battle In the Atlantic.
Admiral Dewey had studied the sit
uation from the beginning of the Eu
ropean war and In March, 1915. had
forwarded a statement of preparations
necessary. Tho navy department fol
lowed the Dewey outline as "fur a
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Fear of Penalty
Keeps Deserter
Long in Hiding
Chillicothe, O., May 15. Stories of
how a neighbor deserter from the Un
ion army during the Civil war had
been brought to bay and shot brought
visions ot a similar fate to Carl Amec-
ine ,and Impelled htmto. hide in tha
hills for almost two years.
Amerine, drafted into the army, u-tl
a wife ana two year-oia oaoy ai nn
home in the quiet hills. Ho could
neither read nor write and the largest
village visited in his twenty-four yearn
had numbered less than a thousand
people. The bustling thousands at
Camp Sherman, military restraint s'i
customs weighed heavily on him and
an Impelling desire to see hla wife and
'baby boy led him to quit camp with
out permission.
At home, his father, a tottering
wreck of the Civil war, told him ha
was a deserter. Visions of the firing
squad flashed through his mind; Ktn
lng his wife and baby good-bye fie
took to a cave in the hilts.
Last week Clarence Stone of Adolphl
managed tq get word to the youth that
his was not a case of desertion and
there was no danger of a firing squad.
He left his hiding place last Monday
night and visited Stone's home wlwra
he agreed to give himself up.
Spa Conference
Date Postponed
Hythe, England, Msiy 15. Premiers
Lloyd -George of England and Mllle
rand of I'rnnce at 'their conferenca
here today decided ililtt the Spa con
ference between the member of the
allied supreme council and the Ger
man leaders should be postponed from
May 25 to June 21. ; ,
It Is understood that Premier MUle
rand aocepted the principle of fixuijr
4 round figure for the German Indem
nity, on the condition that Franca
should have priority in the time of
payment and that she chould receWo
a purtlal payment at the earliest pos
sible date.
Motor Factory
Towns Set New
Census Records
Washington, May 15. AU rewnfa
for increases In population as report
ed in the 1920 census were broken In
day by two Detroit suburbs, n
tramck 'and Highland Park, which,
since 1910 have increased 128 and
1031 percent respectively.
Automobile factory workers bought
the towns and today the census bu
reau reported a population of 43,6 1
for Hamtramck and 46,698 for High
land Pork,
Prior to today, Kenmore, Ohio, with
an Increase of 712,5 percent held tha
record for population growth. ,
Legion To Follow
Hands OH Policy
In Labor Matters
Indianapolis, Ind May 15. A pol
icy of "hands off" for the American
Legion as an organization ln all dis
putes and controversies between capi
tal and labor, is outlined by Franklin
D'Ollcr, national commander of t!
Legion, ln a letter mailed today to
Thomas Uoldingay, state adjutant ot
New Jvkm.V.
congrrM' appropriations would per
mit," Mr. Daniels declared,
Mr. Daniels reviewed his recom
mendations to congress from 1913 on.
Incidentully, he told the commutes
that the navy under President Taft
had "fallen back" as the' United States
which had advanced to Becond placs
among naval powers In 1907 dropped,
back to third in 1911.
"Between March, 1913, snd Septem
ber. 1918, the navy was Increased In
personnel, material and efficiency
mora than in any similar peace period
in our history," said the secretary.
The pre-war attitude of the United
States towards preparedness ss
shown by president Roosevelt's n
snge to congress In 1906. declaring
that "It dues not seom to be necessary
! that the navy should at least In tha
! immediate futurebe Increased
! yoid the prtHwit rimuiK' tf uni'-,'
! fttii Mr. Daniel,