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The Omaha Paily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 307.
Is Killed In
National Commander Gal
. braith Fatally Injured When
I Motor Car Plunges Over
Two Other Men Injured
Indianapolis, Ind., June 9. The
death Qf Col. F. W. Gaibrai.th, jr.,
of Cincinnati, national , commander
of the American Legion, in a motor
car accident here early today, threw
into mourning the legion posts j
inrougnput me nation,
Henry J. Ryan of Indianapolis,
national director of the legion's
American commission, and Milton J.
Foreman of Chicago, national com
mitteeman of the legion from Il
linois, were injured, not seriously.
when an automobile in which the
three men were riding went over a
The men were returning to the
city from the Country club in Mr,
Ryan's car. The car failed to make
a "slight turn in the road and ran
over the curbing, across the side
walk and turned over several times,
landing at the foot of a 20-foot em
bankment. All three men were
thrown clear of the car as it went
Skull Was Fractured.
Mr. Galbraith suffered a fractured
skull id the fall and died on the way
to the hospital.
Coroner Paul F. Robinson, who
made an investigation immediately
after, the accident, said an examina
tion of the wrecked machine showed
a broken connection of the steering
Colonel Galbraith was elected na
tional commander of the American
Legion on September 29, last. Dur-
ine the war he served in command
of the First Ohio National Guard at
Camp Sherman. '
Subsequently he was transferred
v to the 147th infantry and embarked
for overseas in June, 1918. By lead
ing his regiment through the lines
of the Germans under fire he won
the title of "The Fighting Colonel
of the Fighting First."
Active in Legion Work.
As head of the American Legion
he has been active in behalf of the
organization in urging legislation fa
vorable to ex-service men. His pub
lic addresses have been jnarked with
forceful utterances against alleged
mistreatment .of wounded soldiers
and in defense of th; legion's plans
In civilian life Colonel Galbraith
as president of the Westenv Paper
Goods' company; of. Cincinnati He
was a republican,- but never actively
engaged in politics an was never a
candidate for public office. In Cin
cinnati, however, he was active in
civic movements for more than 20
As a youth the legion head was a
sailor. He once passed the entrance
examination to Annapolis, but never
Mr.! Foreman later was found to
have suffered a fracture of the skull
and injuries to his back and shoul
ders. He is in a serious condition
at the City hospital. ;"'
Galbraith Long Prominent
In Civic Life of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, June 9. Col:" Fred W.
Galbraith, jr., was one o the be;t
known citizens of Cincinnati, of re
(Tm to Twa, Colmhn One.) "
Justice Day Slated To I
. Head Supreme Court;
' Baker to Fill Vacancy
Chicago, June 9. Federal Judge
Francis E. Bake of the United
States circuit court of appeals in
Chicago has been slated by Presi
dent Harding for appointment to,
the United States supreme court to
fill the vacanancy caused by the
l.1. jf ffcutf Ttir YVHit it was
reoorteo in nign ponucai circic.
Justice Day according to the same
eports. is to be elevated tor the chiet
justiceship and Judge Baker will fu
me gap in ine country a ingucai
COUrt , ' .' ;; .,'
The same reports also declared
that Judge Albert B. Anderson oi
the federal distrirf court at -.Indianapolis
is to be elevated to fill the
vacancy caused on the appeals bench
here, i It was also -, rumored that
Lewis E. Mason, United States com
missioner here, might take the seat
vacated by Judge Anderson.
Judge Baker is 61 years' old. He
was born in Goshen, ind., and after
being graduated from the University
of Michigan practiced law with his.
father in Goshen until he went to
the Indiana supreme court bench in
1899. He was appointed to the fed
eral bench in 1902. ' -
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From Stranded Steamship
Winona, . Minn.. June 9. The
steamer Minnesota today - took off
the first contingent of 700 excur
sionists from the steamer Majestic
of the Wisherd linewhich had been
stranded in the Mississippi river in
Alma, Wis., since last midnight when
today small boats were taking pas
sengers from the Majestic to the
Minnesota shore. The Majestic was
in no danger, her commander re
ported. ' ...
Plan to Admit Aliens.
Washington, June 9. A resolution
to permit the entry of aliens who
sailed from foreign ports on or be
fore June 8 was introduced in the
house today. The number so ad
mitted will be deducted from the total
admissible under the emergency ira-
migrario act ounng ine nscai year
beginning July 1,
Oaaaa P. 0. Uaiw Art
Commander vof Legion
Killed In Auto Wreck
Three Killed in
. Cops and Gunmen
Man Barricades Self in House
Which Is Partially- De
stroyed by Machine Gun
Fire During Fight; .
Toledo, O.. June 9. Thomas Kel
ley, 49, of Oklahoma, was killed by
police this morning following a. bat
tle which had lasted two hours and
in which: machine guns and hand
grenades had been, used to dislodge
him from his barricaded room in the
attic of, his boarding house at oil
Walnut "street. ' '
Before he was killed Kelley shot
and killed Patrolmen Harry Dowell
and Harold Mossbrueger, who had
been called to the house to subdue
him after he had refused to pay a
board bill and had flourished a re
volver and threatened his landlady,
Mrs. Nelly Key, and her son, Allen.
Roof Riddled by Bullets. - '
The roof of the house was partly
shot away by machine gun fire and
hundreds, of shots were exchanged
between the officers and the solitary
gunman berore he was finally killed.
Two machine- guns were sent from
Central police station and high pres
sure fire hose was used in an cttort
to SYe;..m. the-walls of the hpuse.
Sulphur candles we're lighted in the
dwelling. " and : other . chemicals
dropped into the 'attic J through a
skylight in an effort -,to smoke the
rebel out. ! t ,
Patrolman Mossbrueger courage
ously mounted to the roof of a three
story brick building, crossed its top
under fire, swung his legs over a
trap door for a five-foot drop to the
floor of the attic' and was killed by
Kelley the instant ; his ' feet touched
the floor. -
Thousands Watch Battle,
The body of Patrolman Dowell
lav for two 'hours on the sidewalk in
front of the house where he fell
while the battle went on.
Two newspaper reporter; , caught
in the lower .part (& the house were
unable to get out. because of the con
tinuous fire kept up by the police
and 'the fugitive, and reported de
velopments of the fight by a tele
phone. , " '
Thousandsof persons watched the
battle from points 'of vantage;
Will of Western Capitalist
' Contested By Relatives
Salinas, Cal.. Juno 9. Contest of
the will of James A. Murray, wealthy
western capitalist, was filed in court
here late today by. his sister, Anna
M. Flynn, and his niece, Agnes C.
Doyle, on the ground that the docu
ment already filed is not Murray's
will and secondly, that , the local
courts have no jurisdiction in the
case because Murray was a resident
of Montana. ;
The Murray estate is estimated va
riously at from $5,000,000 to $15,
000,000. : t ,
E had no known ene
mies, thU West Indi
an : sugar .planter.
Henry Slanning had led a
quiet life and was loved
and respected by his neigh
bors. But his lifeless body
was found one morning in
a canebrake of his own big
plantation. He had been
shot through the heart.
Bodies of two other mur
dered men were discovered
the same day. . What con
nection they might have
had with the slaying of
Slanning is one of the seem,
ingly inexplicable mysteries
the special inquiry agent
from England sets out to
The Sunday Bee
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Mana a, 117.
President of Buildinz Trades;
V . - , ..
uepartment Declares strikes
Should Be Avoided
" Whenever Possible.
1'.' I n ,1 C'J 'England. France, Holland and Ger
njUMOUS tO DOtn iJldeSjmany after other great wars, when
, Ry The Aanoriatrd PrrM.
Denver, June 9. The organized
building craftsmen of the country
must free the building industry of
interunion strife, craft jurisdictional
disputes or other unnecessary and
burdensome oppressive restrictions,
John H. Donlin, president of the
building trades department of the
American Federation of Labor, to
day told delegates to the depart
ment's annual convention.
t-very organization must guaran
tee to arbitrate all questions aris
ing in the industry, the lahor leader
asserted, and provision- must be
made to prevent any cessation of
work pending the adjudication 'of
"We must once and for all, stop
tying up building operations upon
which none but union men can be
employed." he added, declaring that
the cessation of work inflicted injury
upon ourselves and injustice upon
the investor and hurt the general
morale and wellbeing of the com
u e must not injure . communi
ties,", continued the speaker, " or
cause innocent persons to suffer
pecuniary losses, not to mention
mental anguish or the danger of fi
nancial ruin, as well as cause our
great rank and file' to suffer incal
Menace to Industry.
Jurisdictional disputes are not
only the most dangerous problems
to organized craftsmen, but a sen
ous menace to industry."
Mr. Donlin declared that he be
lieved jurisdictional strikes general
ly are the "result of demagogues
and aspirants for office, or they
emanate from a class of workers
which it is impossible to satisfy or
for reasons that will not stand for
the magnifying glass."
"This convention will indeed be a
mockery, a hypocrisy, on the things
our movements stand for unless we
solve our interunion disputes," as
serted the labor leader, urging that
the department reaffirm its support
to the national board of jurisdiction
al award in the building industry.
.'."By all th laws . of honor upon
which civilijation rests, we building
tradesmen are committed to this
board," said Mr. Donlin. warning
that the board's work was threatened'
by the failure of one of the Jarge in
ternational unions to obey its juris
dictional decree. '
' Cajjital and labor should co-operate
to reduce the cost of living, the
labor leader said, adding:
"Capital and management must
start up all industries, labor agree
ing to a maximum output per indi
vidual, thus keeping wages up and
the cost of , living down. Capital
and management should also bear
the burden of readjustment. Give to
the masses what they consume at the
cost of production plus a fair profit."
The. aggregate wage paid to build
ing workers is not high or responsible
for the high cost of buildings, said the
labor leader.'He blamed the high cost
of living on "high financing, exces
sixe overheads, y excessive profit3,
combinations organized through the
years just passed, that now in dif
ferent economic conditions, still are
practicing, their nefarious scheme to
protect ope and the other at the' cost
of the consumer."
'"Now " is the "opportune time to
build homes," - added' the speaker.
"Banks should remove any. obstacle
in the way of borrowers and make
their loans inviting to those ' who
would build. . Material men should
remove restrictions and effects of
combinations from the cost of
homes. Labor- should ; insure effi
He predicted that building opera
tions will resume with a rush in the
near future. .
Soviet. Minister of Trade
. On Way to Visit Canada
Montreal, June 9. Leonid Krassm
Russian soviet minister of trade and
commerce, was to reach Halifax to
day on a steamer calling there on
her way to New York, according to
F. rA. Boyer, who has been repre
senting certain Russian interests
here. He said the soviet official
was coming to Canada to close con-n
tracts for supplies. .
Boy Sacrifices His Life
In Attempt to Save Chum
Mandan, N D., June 9. Walter
Kuehne, 11, sacrificed his life for
that of his chum, Rudolph Yaeger,
whom he attempted to rescue when
the latter sank in the reservoir while
they were swimming. ' Kuehne ex
hausted himself in diving for his
playmate and drowned before help
could reach him.
Four Hundred Million in
Ships at Anchor in River
Newport News, Va., June 9.
Swinging with the tide in a sheltered
and landlocked harbor, $400,000,000
worth of merchant ships ride idly at
anchor in the James river.
These ships are vessels built by the
United States shipping board dur
ing the war, and for which there is
now no use.
Operating Engineers Head
Found Dead in Denver Hotel
Denver, Colo.,- June 9. Milton
Smellings, national president of the
Steam and Operating Engineers'
union, of Washington, D. C, who
was in Denver as a delegate to the
American Federation of Labor con
vention, was found dead in bed at a
local htel this morni&g.
Huge Problem in U. S.
Chicago, June 9. Pleading for
American buying of foreign securi
ties as a means of developing trade,
John S. Drum of San Francisco,
president of the American Bankers'
association, told the convention of
i the Illinois Bankers' association that
the greatest problem now faced by
business is what to do with our ex-
"We must jind
d new markets." he
said, "if we are to have permanent
prosperity and avoid recurrent de
pression. Europe has not the money
to buy, neither have other countries.
We are today, the great creditor na
tion and we. must follow the lead of
lliey were creauor nations, auu en
able other countries to prosper. This
can only be done by purchasing for
Of f icial List of
Is Placed at 437
Red Cross Issues Names of
Flood Victims First Unit.
Of Refugee Came in
Pueblo, June 9. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) The local chapter of
the Red Cross, which is in charge of
relief work in the flood district in
Pueblo, this afternoon issued a list
of' missing persons containing 4J7
The first unit of. the huge refugee
camp being organized here is now
;,, nncratinn under supervision of the
;aivatinn Armr. it was announced
by the military authorities today.
Thi re fiieee caitiD will have a ca
pacity of 20,000. There are 1,000
persons in the salvation .Army win,
Hmripr -eaie. aa uiani o w.
rofiio-pe fsmn. announced, and lU'J
more persons are expected toaay. o
Adornments to the camo hospital
are evnerteH to follow a census of
disease which began today. This
hospital. Col. Pat J. Hamrock, state
adjutant general in command of the
ill have a capacity of 20
per cent of the capacity of the refu-
gee camp, or 4,uuu. ne noes nui
expect a demand will be made for
that capacity, he said, but ne is pre
paring for eventualities. (
Disease Under Control.
An announcement of disease con
ditions following the flood -was made
todav bv Dr. John Cornell -of the
United States public health service
headquarters. There are 83 cases of
diphtheria,, of which 34 are quaran
tined. A large majority oi uicsc
cases. Dr. Cornell said, have de
veloped since the flood. The scarlet
fever cases number 14. - There are
two cases of typhoid lever,-nve oi
smallpox and 10 of chickenpox.
Refnre the flood three families
were quarantined for smallpox and
Dr. Cornell expressed the tear toaay
that these families might prove a
source of contagion as they have not
been located since the Hood. ine
city has been divided into districts
bv wards and physicians and nurses
will make a house to house canvass
beginning today, to ascertain the
exact incidence of disease. ..
The canvass will be made under
public health directiqn. . Free vac
cination will be offered. In cases
of exposure vaccination will be
compulsory. The . flood wreckage
of Pueblo will be cleaned up by
members of the American Legion.
An organization for that purpose
was completed last night and Cap
tain Van Law of Pueblo, was placed
in charge. ' The legion men will
have from 2,0f0 to 3,000 men at
work this week, it was predicted.
A military order just issued di
rects Maj. A. H. Mueller of the
United States army to take charge
of all United States property in the
city. - Military officials said today
they believe the food crisis past
The Nuckolls Packing company's
plant is being-repaired and will be
used to store fresh meats. Its ice
plant is now in operation and the
sick and' poor at least will get ice
until everybody can be supplied. An
order prohibiting profiteering ' has
been issued by Colonel Hamrock.
Profiteering will be punished by the
military, the order reads..
Promoter of Defunct Motor
Company Is Sent to Prison
East St. Louis, , 111. June 9
George L. Moore of Los Angeles,
found guilty on nine counts of an
indictment charging use of the mail
to defraud in 'connection with the
sale of stock in the defunct Moore
Motor Vehicle company of Danvile,
today in federal court was sentenced
to three years' imprisonment on each
count and fined $4,500. The sen
tences will run concurrently. , v
Ex-National Commander of
G. A. R., O. A. Somers, Dies
Kokomo, Ind., June 9. Orlando
A. Somers,' 78. former national
commander of the Grand Army of
the Republic, and one of the most
prominent civil war veterans in the
country, died at his home here yes
terday, following an illness of sev
Uneasy Lies the Burglar
Who Stole These Bedclothes
Tonopah, Nev., June 9. The pest
house was entered here and a mat
tress and set of blankets stolen from
a bed just vacated by a malignant
case of smallpox. Police are "await
ing developments." 1
Gunboat to Vladivostok.
Tokio, June 9. The Russian gun
boat Patrov, which has been tied
up at Nagasaki since July, 1920, be
cause of litigation over her .owner
ship, has arrived at Fusan, en route
to- Vladivostok. It is supposed she
is proceeding to the aid of the anti-
socialist government, and one report
is t'"t she will supcort General Sem.
it(- statistic prunes! swsrio n, PROFITEER)
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Towle Takes Stand As Char-
acter Witness ; Youth Says
He Heard Bottles Crash
Politics was brought Into the
trial of John Herdzina, city detec-
ri . . . . t :, t.
tivp in miner innze Leslie s court
Towle was testifying to : the good
rliararter nf Herdzina
cnaracicr oi ncruzma.
You've expressed a desire that he
DC not prosecuteu : uiuniy -ii-
torney snoiwen asKea. i
i-1 , 1 j
"I thought he should not be
secuted," said Mr. Towle.
"All you know about Herdzina is ,
that he was a guard at your house
while you were foreman of the grand
jury? - -- -
"I know he is a fearless, officer,
who tries to do his duty," said Mr.
Testimony in the trial of .Herdzina,
charged , with manslaughter for the
shooting of Joe Howard, 22, in a
melee at Thirty-third and L streets
the night of April 9, probably will be
completed by tonight.
Witness for Defense.
John (Tiger) Tenezar, a youth
who saw the entire actions of the six
youths who came into the soft drink
place of John Koziol,; Thirty-third
and L streets that night, was a wit
ness in favor of Herdzina yesterday
After two of the boys had fought
in tffV saloon, the entire crowd was
ejected. - Four of them started off
in the automobile and Herdzina,
alighting from a street car at that
moment, called on them to stop, the
"We yelled at him to look out or
he'd get his head 'busted,'" said the
youth. "He called on them to stop
and flashed his flashlight at .them.
They didn't stop and he jumped on
the running board. I heard bottles
smashing in the car and then revol
' Heard Bottles Before Shots.
"Sure you heard the bottles be
fore the shots?" ,. ...
"You didn't see any cuts or marks
on Herdzina after the trouble in the
car?" asked the county attorney.
"There was beer all over his collar
and overcoat and his shirt was torn,"
said Tenezar. . .
Walter Kosiba testified that . the
six boys were drunk when they en
tered the soft drink place. The pro
prietor refused to allow them . to
shake dice and refused- to sell them
drinks, he said. Then two of them
started a quarrel and the ejection of
aJ! followed. - : ,
Sims Says He Will Stand
By His Remarks in Speech
London. June 9. (By the As
sociated Press.) Rear Admiral Wil
liam S. Sims, U. S. N., is quoted by
the Press Association today as say
ing this morning with regard to the
speech he delivered on- the Irish
question here Tuesday: . .
"I stand by all I said, every word
of it. I shan't repudiate a single
word I said and I see nothing un
American in it. even if Senator Mc
Corniick does." ,
s Admiral Sims, who this morning
said he had not received the cable
cram reported to have been sent him
by Secretary of the Navy Denby in
quiring if the admiral was correctly
quoted in the press reports of his
speech, has arranged to have the
cable message delivered to "him as
soon as it rearhp London.
yesterday, afternoon while John Wjhead of the. German defense forces
Until Jn !, ty MtH (I Vr ), Dally 4 .. 7 S: 0ll 0l. IS:
Outiltft 4th Iom (I r). Daily a Sunday, $11; Dally Oaly. Sl2; 8uaay Only. II
Just a Suggestion
1 own in Silesia
British Forces Drive 5,000 In
surgents Out of
Paris,..June 9. CBy The Associat
ed Press.) Dn Mayer, the German
ambassador here, catled at the for-i
eign office this morning and presents
ed the excuses of the German gov
ernment ! for an. attack upon the
French troops in Silesia yesterday
, u .u. r r t u .-
uv mc iun.es in ijuium n uuun,iT,. r- im.
m rne district, ur. .uajcr sa.a me
attack was an error, the rrencn hav-i
. ... .. , . -
X ."een mistaken lor rousn insur-
n.L in. q(r, ti,
prO-!.;,f.H p.... piv fhnnsanH Tnlisli
jinsurcents have been driven out of
the Clt o Roscnberg, northeast of
here, by British farces, and last night
the Poles were reported to be re
treating in a southeasterly direction.
The Toles made a show of resist
ance, but the British did not fire a
shot, in taking possession of Rosen
berg. ; - - .
When the British entered the city
the Poles dropped a few poorly
aimed shells behind them and there
was a scattering of rifle shots from
the Polish positions. The Poles
then picked up their machine guns,
which had been set up in a road, and
fled. ... . . '
.When the British marched in they
found a Polish commander With 300
men.- The commander was directed
to leave the city within an hour, and
to evacuwate the district before
Wednesday . night. The , Pole said
this was impossible and . he wis
warned that every insurgent found
in Rosenberg at the' expiration of an
hour would be held for examination.
A search of the city, later in the even
ing showed that all the insurgents
had departed on time. ,
The people of Rosenberg gave the
British an ovation, girls trying to
kiss the soldiers .and old women
weeping as the . British marched
through the streets.
Secretary Davis Hopes .
To Humanize Department
, Scranton. Pa., June 9. Secretary
of Labor Davis, speaking before the
bienniel convention of the Foresters
of America, declared it was his am
bition to "humanize11 his. department
and that one of the principal things
he has in mind is to have the nat
uralization laws changed so that ap
plicants may be given their papers
without delay. .
He 'also is planning, he said, to
prevent .immigrants coming under
the influence of radicals after, they
reach this country. The best : ef
forts of his department, the secre
tary added, would be used in the in
terest of women employed in the
Duke of Marlborough and
"Gladys Deacon to Wed
Paris, June 9. The duke of Marl
borough and Gladys Deacon, whose
engagement was announced on June
1, will be married late this month,
probably June 25, in this city, says
the continental edition of the Daily
Mail. Miss Deacon, who is a daugh
ter of the late Edward Parker Dea
con of Boston, Mass., has just taken
a house at 16 Rue Auguste Vac
querie, from which she will be mar
ried. New York Publisher Dies.
New York, June 9. Gol. William
Nester, 86, president of the Brook
lyn Daily Eagle, died today. He
entered the Eagle offiae when a boy,
under his uncle, Isaac Van Anden.
founder of the paper. , ,
To Bee Milk Fund
Draw $5 From Money They
Use for Flowers for Sick
Girls Fund Given Good
First Day Send Off.
Young women stenographers cm?
ployed by the -Woodmen of the
World made the first subscription to
j - -00 n Hhr Wo M S
, . . .w knwn
- 7 y .f, "
as a flnvver fund, fne nurnose is to
revolvintr lind with which to
buy flowers for those of the girls
who are taken ill.
The flower fund had a nice bal
ance, so when the girls read that The
Bee's Free Milk and Ice Fund had
been opened they drew $5 from the
fund to make the first donation.
Any sum from 10, cents to $5 may
be subscribed to the fund. Contribu
tions will be' acknowledged, in this
-.William' Kierstead, a regular con
tributor to the fund, helped give the
fund its excellent first-day start." J.
X. Williams and A Friend also ap
peared with generous .conrtibutions.
The contributions are as follows:
J. X. Wlllianii
A Friend i...
' Total ;
. s 5.00
W.O, W. 5.00
Jews Back of Newberry
Is Belief of Ford
Washington, June 9. Details oi
the 1918 campaign expenditures made
in behalf of Senator Newberry con
tinued to engross the senate commit'
tee engaged in hearing Henry Ford's
contest against the seating of the
Michigan senator today. Witnesses
were called to supplement testimony
they had given at the senator's trial.
The committee, also heard at sec
ond hand what purported to be Mr.
Ford's theory of Senator Newberry's
campaign from Allen Templeman of
"Mr. Ford called me in after the
election," he said, "and told me that
he believed a gang of Jews had a
general conspiracy to control the
senate and the government, and that
they had backed Newberry. He Said
$1,000,000 had been spent in the state
to carry the election." '
Candy Factories in East'
Inspected By Nebraskans
Washington. June 9. (Special
Telegram.) Frank La ,Voy and
George H. Schnell of Barkalow
Bros., who are in Washington on a
visit to Denis Barkalow, are. making
a tour of the east investigating plants
engaged in the manufacture of
candy. ' . .
Miss Molly Volx of York, Neb.,
has taken a stenographic position
with Congressman Andrews.
The Weather -
Nebraska: Fair Friday and Sat
urday; somewrfat cooler in west por
wa: Unsettled weather Friday,
prohably thunder showers in east and
south .portions; Saturday fair; not
much change in temperature.
7 a. m.
10 a. m.
11 a. m.
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Chief of Army Air Service
Asks Secretary Weeks to
Oust Assistant From
Final Action Postponed
Chlrago Tribune-Omaha Rn LraaH Wir
Washington, June 9. Maj. Gen.
C. T. Menoiier, chief of the army
air service, has asked Secretary of
War Weeks to relieve Brig. Gen.
William Mitchell from his post at
assistant chief of the air service. hTi
secretary of war has not yet.acted ,
on the request of the air servict
chief, which has been expected foi
some time, due to friction between
General Menoher and his assistant,
and the request may be denied.
Discussing the case today, Secre.
tary Weeks said that lie hoped to
"iron out" the differences between
the air service generals, as. lie valued
highlv the ability and attainments of
both men. -
General Mitchell's persistent agita
tion for a unified air service, ever
after President Harding had advised
against it in his opening message ifl
the special session of congress, u .
known to have made him a target
for official criticism in some quarters,
particularlv from. General Menoher.
and this, it is understood, is the chief
basis of the air .chieftain's complaint
against his assistant.
Other Complaints. .
But General Mitchell's advocatcy
of a unified service and his frequent ,
public utterances on this subject,
although not the chief of the bureau,
ate not the onlv sources of complaint
against him.t His recent conflict with
naval officers over the forthcoming
bombing tests, his criticism of the
regulations adopted to govern ' the '
naval tests and his declaration before
a congressional committee that with
an army plane he could blow any
battleship out of the water, nae
been rankling in the breasts of the
navy aviation officials : and others
higher up. , . ;! ..
Naval officials have, charged that
General Mitchell has not been
showing the co-operative, spirit that
should exist between the-two big
branches of the national defenseanl
are known to have complained to
General Menoher regarding his as
sistant's attitude and his frequent ,
statements for publication, which
thev regarded a holding, the navy
up 'to ridicule. General Menoher.
himself, is said to have complained .
that the published interviews ... and
statements from General , Mitchelf"
have made it embarrassing for him
in his relations with the Navy de
partment. . :
Talked Too Much. ,
Secretary of War Weeks said. to
day that he believed that General r.
Mitchell had been inclined to talk
too much for publication regarding
the aviation work . of the army,
particularly in view of the fact that
he was the head of the bureau, but
that he thought this was due to ,
General Mitchell's enthusiasm ' for ,
aviation development, and. in - no
sense intended to make trouble.-,
"In value the services of both Gen
eral Menoher and General Mitchell
vcrv highlv," said the: secretary. .
"Ea'ch has been of great value to the
countrv. As an. active- aviator,
General Mitchell is unexcelled and
he knows the service thoroughly, I
very much regret the friction that
has develpped in the aviation branch,
and I am going to drop other work
in order to conduct a personal :n- ,
vestigation into the work of the de-
nrtmonf If T finrt that ihr- Hiffpr-
ences- are such that they cannot be
ironed out. 1 snail pave io wkc ac tion
for the best interests of that
branch of the service. But I have
n -. nrtd fipncral Menoher's
requested to relieve General Mitchell
and I hope i will not have to.,.
Life Term Convict Makes
Escape From Utah Prison
Salt Lake City. June 9. Harry
Brewer, sentenced to be shot in
1915 for the murder of Eugene Al
len, a grocer of Bingham, Utah, the
sentence being commuted to life im
prisonment in December, 1916, after
many appeals in his behalf had been
lodged with the board of pardons,
escaped fr.om the state prison today.
The escape was made shortly after
breakfast, prison officials reporting"
that he evidently scaled the 15-foot
wall enclosing the institution.
Brewer's accomplice in the murder
of Allen, Frank De PrettoN escaped
January 31-. De Pretto was "original
ly sentencd to death, but the sen- '
tence was successively commuted to
25 years imprisonment and to five
years imprisonment. He had about
two years td serve when he vanished
from the kitchen where he was a
trusty. ,- ... ., ...
Woman Who Shot Companion
Hound Over to Grand Jury
Chicaeo. Tune M Tan-
nctte Hoy, 24, who shot and serious- .
ly wounded Miss Catherine Davis
because she had rejected "her. friend
ship, was held to the pcrand jury in
$2,500 bonds today, on acharge of as
sault with intent to kill.
Miss Hoy's attorney aid that her
physical" condition is permanently
impaired as a result of her attempt to
end her own life fnllnwins tha
shooting of Miss Davis.
Twelve Prisoners Escape
After Beating Jailer
Nogales, Aria., June 9. Twelve
prisoners, five negroes and seven
Mexicans, escaped from the Santa
Cruz county jail here early today
after assaulting and knocking Jailer r
J. M. Soto unconscious, and fled
across the international boundary
line into Mexico. Posses with blood
hounds from both Nogales, Sonora
and this city, immediately took up
the trail. 1
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