Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 31, No. 96, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 30, 1919 Page: 1 of 18
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OKLAHOMA CITY times
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lilGIITliKN 1'AGHS OKLAHOMA CITY WKDNKSDAY. .11 XY 30 1919
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PRICE TWO CENTS
Paul Bartlett Famous Sculp-
tor Confers With Governor
AN ARCH is SUGGESTED
Monument to Cost From
$500000 to Million Plan
Plain fur the erection of the me-
morial monument to Oklahoma men
who ilinl in the war wete discussed
(hit morning at an infortnal meeting
of the commission which i to uper-
vie building thr monument and Paul
Wiyland Harriett famous sculptor
v. hose service have brcn engaged bv
thr commission for the discussion ami
pieparation of tentative plain.
No Decision Reached.
The purpose of tlir conference it
was stated wa for an informal ex
change of views aivl to give mem-
bers of the commission an opportun-
ity to meet Harriett and nothing
definite wan arrived at. The cotnuns-
non did. however ask Harriett to suh-
mit within the neat few week draw-
ing of suggestion for a monument.
Hartlett. whose home ii in Washhig-
ton. it regarded a one of thr foremost
scntptors of the world. Me h;u trav-
elrd extensively and specimens of his
work ran he found in many notahle
slates irrtoreign countries.
110000 For Investigation.
1 hi- last legislature appropriated
JI'IUIII to he spent by the (tovernor
and tlc commission in studying the
situation ami perfecting plant which
ar to he submitted to the legislature
which will oe asked to make the ap-
propriation for the erection of the
monument which it is estimated will
rust hetween fSM.OOO and $l0U)l!K).
1 he meeting which began this
morning will be continued this after-
noon it was announced.
One of the tentative plans it to erect
a magnificent arch south of 'the
ca itol. t
MAY BE HALTED
Military Course in High
School Is Threatened
With the curtailment of the com-
missioned personnel nf the army J.
'A. Whiteford superintendent ' of
schools it in douht whether military
'training will be fostered by the gov-
ernment again in the high school this
year. Military training was offered
to the students last year. The war
department furnished an officer for
giving Instruction. Lieut. Morton of
ttjc U. S. A. who wai last in charge
liere has since gone to Camp Taylor
but wai expected to return with the
opening of school.
Whiteford is aiixiotit for military
(raining to continue in the high school
but say unless the war department
gives aid it will I impossible. A
class of 200 students took advantage of
the course last year. Although the war
ha ended more hoys were expected
to take it up this term. Rifles and uni
forms have been promised sayt White-
. lord. Three hours of drill a week
were required and credit A school
work was allowed.
mm at a m ah a mm mm
HEW liUHU numc
Roads Official Takes Trip to
A new route front1 here to King-
fisher which cuti out the had triad
between Oklahoma City and El Reno
has been found by K. rVSngletary
good roads officer who returned yes-
terday from a trip to Pratt Kan. dur-
ing which he made 4terlptive log
of the route from her H that city.
The new route to kingfisher Is.
north to flritton west ill miles north
ejeven miles west one mite to Iek-
ridge. west one mile north five miles
to Cashion. west five miles north
one-quarter mite west one-half mile
to Reeding north one-quarter mile
west eight and one-half miles to King-
fisher. Singletarv says that this road Is In
fins condition and has been dratmed
its wvv Th tnmA Kv .f 171
Retio it in bad condition and rouah.
People Want Peace Treaty
Ratified" Cummings Says
(My Th AmocUleil 1'reas )
WASHINGTON July 30. Homer
S. CummingM chairman of the democratic
nutional committee who returned to
Washington today from a two-months'
speaking tour in the west said he wan
firmly convinced that the jrreat mass of
people regardless of party affiliations
favored a speedy ratification of the peace
"My sincere belief" said Mr. Cum-
minjrs "is that the people are overwhelm-
ingly in favor of the league of nations
and I believe that they are satisfied with
the covenant as it stands."
BLACK SEA PIRATES
GET 15 MILLION REPORT
LONDON. July .V).-Pirates operat-
ing on the Hl.uk sea have held up
and rohhed the steamer t'onstanline
of !5.anrt.(Ki worth of notes and (fold
saol a newt agency dispatch iroin
BELGIAN COMMERCIAL '
BODY FAVORS TREATY
BkLSSK.LS Tursday. July 2.--Thr
foreixn affairs committee of thr
Median rhamtier of commerce today
passed favorably upon the ijuest ion ol
the ratification of the pra.e treaty
TO ATTEND MEETING
Henry Wood slate highway com-
missioner left last nintit fur Kansas
City to attend the meeting of road
Commissioners AJ the middle western
states for tlie purpose of discussing
plans fr obtaining more federal aid
for state road work.
POLICE FAIL TO FIND
The morning shift report at police
headquarter says that a detail of
plainclothesmen went to a house in
the 7110 block on Fast Seventh street
in answer to a report that neRroes
were acting in a disorderly manner.
1 he police returned with the report
that there was no foundation to the
FORESTER FOR CITY
The appointment of J. A. Maddox
a nurseryman as city forester to suc-
ceed Walter Snyder recently re-
signed was announced today by Joe
I'atterson commissioner of public
property. Maddox according to Pat-
terson it well versed in the rare of
trees and shrubbery. He has had
charge of the spraying of trees in the
city park department for the last few
NAME FOR LIONESS
Commissioner Joe I'atterson and
Charles Irwin too keeper at Wheeler
park are asking for suggestions for a
name for a new lioness received at
the too. The animal was obtained
from Memphis in a trade that in
volved the departure of two baby
fawns born at the too two months
The lioness was obtained to keep
General Joffre th lion from becom-
TEARING DOWN WALL
A telegram teceived this morning
signed by a number nf citizens of Ok-
mulgre protested to the governor
against the tearing away of the stone
wall which surrounds the famous old
( reek Indian tribal honae and asked
the governor to intervene. The tele-
gram protested tjat the wall should
remain intact for historical .reasons
The governor wired iu reply that it
was not a matter over which he held
Flames were shooting up the Ameri-
can National bank building this morn-
ing. Someone had thrown one of
those peiky cigareti from a window
and the customary awning wai burn-
ing in iti customary vivacious fashion
A crow! gathered ai crowdi will
on such occasions.
Fire apparatus clanged up Impor-
Then a newsie standing on the corner-saw
"Extryl Extryl All abmrt the fire!"
he shouted white the flames were still
That boy will be a merchant prince
some day t
BOIG AND INCUS
HEARING IS SET
FOR NOVEMBER 4
Motion of State Postpones
Case for Three Months.
The preliminary bearing of J. Henry
C. Roig and H. I.. IiikIis. on a rhartfe
of emberlenient si hrduled before
the court of Justice Joe Druprre yva
set ahead )oday to November 4 tiKn
application of the state. C. I) Den-
nett attorney lor the drfensr .ob-
jected o smh a remote date for t'le
hearing but was overruled by the
1 hat one of the principal witnesses
lor t!lr state 11 in Iexas and not
available at the present was one rea
son et forth for the postponement.
and the present pressing business of
the office of the county attorney was
Hoig and Inglis are charged jointly
on ttjt counts involving emberile-
ment of about $7000 and twenty other
counts will be used in the preliminary
hearing by the county attorney. Rob-
ert Hums making an agKiecate of
approximately $I7OJi. 1 lie defend-
ant were promoters of the Midland
Motor tar and Trurk company.
WASHINGTON July .-Senator
Dillingham of Yernioit first of the
republican senators to see I'residrnt
Wilson today when he retimed his
discussion of the tre;Uy with mem-
bers of the senate majority fkmomiced
on leaving the White House that he
expected to vote for the treaty with
Murderer of Mother Was Be-
ing Taken to Jail.
KELI.tRTON. Iowa. July W.-
Roy Emerson -of Crestnn Iowa re-
cently convicted of murdering his
mother early today escaped i om
guards who were taking him t i jail
at Mount Avr and committed suic ide
by hanging himself under a highway
bridge near here. He used his belt
and a piece of barbfd wire.
Emerson accused of beating his
mother to death with an iron brace
and throwing her body down an ele-
vator shaft in th undertaking es-
tablishment at Creston last M.iv was
convicted of second degree ?mirder
at Mount Ayr July 1.
A few dav later he was released
on $150HJ bail pending appeal of his
case to the supreme court.
Accompanied by his 22-year old
wife Emerson then went to Des
Moines where he stayed with friends
while trying to obtain wmk Last
night word was received from Cres-
ton pnlice that WML Wallace of
'.reenfield had repudiated hi part oi
EmeMosV bond. The convicted mur-
derer was rearrested and under guard
of Deputy Sheriff F.d llayner of
Union county and two other men.
started back to Mount Ayr in a motor
When near Kellerton the machine
broke down and while repairs wer"
being made. Emerson escaped With-
in a few miuttte the entire community
was searching the surrounding coun-
try and the alarm was spread all oer
the lotrthwest section of the state. No
trace of Enjersnn was found until a
farmer reported that he had seen a
man. go in der the highway bridge
The searell parties went there and
found Emerson's lifeles body dang
ling from a girder. He had been
dead only a tewninutes.
V'o ip filti'icd Reserve
SAMPLE TO BE ANALYZED
D ! ;!!: t Head Askr Only
o l li:: Oi.etiH at Time.
sewrt e.i !
a I'.h'Mlt !
t. r 1 1 tn i s
"ir !. !::. ci'y w :U lie
I io - w "thui ten 'l.r s
.' ' I'.i'Vf n said this
! t i.t water used
t i .' t was so rn t
" imi ;i' the pum;.tig
'i ' l.ire pirn;
.- I" It i he
' '.s be tep.ilted i
III fl-rh'Ti; I.
minis t! .i' ' .
statmn ! t .I.t-
at J ' .. k- '
lu-M-d "hi- ;.i":
late t in .ii'i rv".
Resetse Supply Ilropt.
Patter n si v t1 j I ym w ut.
nut liaif i 'i'i:m I h.i I in" 1 ern i.n';
fied that t.. !:t- luus would I"
oicnr'l l.i n l' i Many lliniis.ini
gallons i i fi!:-.-d .ter weir firne !
II. tn thr s.-tsrts. S'.i: r Smi'lav the
teere ; i f 1 1 ' t r r e- I wat-r in
the i b-.ir well i the pnmpinj station
has droppr i.e feet e.iir but
eiht tiet ii: reserve If this n-ser.c-is
use! up. the city will be u-ing mi
I'.rters.. t i k :i sample the wT
trr at the p !'ii;iinN" statHii this in in-
io to I'.ue it examined. If it I-
found t he impure fur drinking pur
p"e. he will issue a warning
I. ul it
Another Tump Needed.
Tat'ersi'ii avs an .(her tare pum;i
should be installed at the pumping
station to care tor tist turn rmrr
gencirs as arose ea.rly this morning
I'ntil (he break is fixed three smallci
pumps are being worked to maintain
trie pressure. I'atterson estimates
the cost and installation of anotbrr
largr pump will be approximately
SiOH). 'I he city's averape consump-
tion of water is 10OIX)01I) gallons
daily and this I'attrrson says tasxa
the facilities at the pumping station
He has requested that no more than
three fireplugs be opened at the same
time to flush sewers.
TH R?T n RB I
Boys Held for Killing of
John N. Lesscnger
With the close of the preliminary
hearing id t.owdeti i.nd James Carle
on a manslaughter charge before Jus-
tice T. Donnell this morning the
two de--'lanf were bound over to
the district court without bail and
have been rommitted to the county
jail to await trial. The f'arle broth-
ert are charged with shooting John
Newell l.essmger on the inornii g of
Witnesses on the stand this morn-
ing for the state were Capt. E-ank
llaefner. of the police force; I.ee
Mullinex Hertitlon expert; John Hu-
batka captain of ..elective and M.
I. I.essenger broth(r of themnrdered
boy. The defense used (. M. Les-
siuirer and H. C. I.essinirer father and
brother respectively of John Newell
Luther Pishop county jailor and
W. S. McAtee undertaker were not
used a witnesses . t this morning's
Burglar-Proof Vault Holds
Senate Text of French Pact
WASHINGTON July 30.-
Informal discussion among sen-
ators today developed that oppo-
sition to the special defensive
treaty with Ftanee which wai
sent to the senate yesterday by
Prtaident Wilson la likely to ba
centered along two general lines
that it la directly antagnostic
to the tradition of no entangling
alliances and that It subverts the
constitutional right of congtrsa
to determine questions of war or
(Ilv Tb AMorlntecl Preas )
WASHINGTON July .t-Lnusual
steps to guard the official text of the
Errnch defensive treatv submitted
yesterday to the senate by 1'rniifrn:
Wilson prntling final action upon the
convention bv that body are beinx
taken it became known today and
these precautions will continue ac
G-2 Obsolete Craft ()"
Dow n in Deep Watrr.
Ilv In.i-MiuMor.Hl New .Seri'e
M'.W I ONM IN. I .. . .:v .
I'"- ('tried Sta'rs Mlbiil.ii .lie I '
!ii'l had been (.tinned ;.i ' e
mat me has'' life sank sullenly I
the bottom nf th" sound ':'r uule
'di Pleasure l'.i-a Ii. a'e ;M ') - " V
'r inoriiiu' a-rl 1wi. iiu-hi'm's id i
iiw of twrhe tne-i were drowned
I be other mvTibets o! the ie.v f
anid ant were- 1 ' s ke in by t'ie lev
r i I - Mil" r A. u .hi.et lie i2 csr-t
il aii ill dee'i wa'er a'i I it will bt- d
diili n't ti-k to ritlier raise her or
iiiid tin- I... !; s of !ie two ((tonne I
in. n. I ! s""i""--iiie M ! an I Is 5
c!; h v . r Ttt t'n- base whr-i the a--c.d.i-t
! ..;!. n'-l were ris --! to the
'i Js as-'s-;.:n a-ol are making rf
.' 's (. I nd the 1 t in d. tsra craft
'! '-.e ii J went i i' ( .r c 'm rimental
I wi ik tin- mor-iiiik". and v ih: rt warn-
!u:: hi r i i se -!-.-. 1 1 - I ii 1 rl( (dunged
t i the !."ort 1 be n.ii;'.: tile tw '
rr:i driw:el e.u'd n t be V !! on
j an cvh b. iiir - '. :i'' rhoon
! WILL EMBARK AT
BREST AUGUST 15
Only 8000 KlerTto Be Left
in Occupation Army
illy The Anaoclated Pre M )
rnnrT.NZ. Tuesday. J-ily 2V-The
first division of the American army
will begin entraining for Brest on
itt return to the I'nited State about
August 15 according to informal in-
formation from central headquarters
received lure todat This will leave
a total of about fi.'sf) American troops
in the armv of occupation. This force
would be composed of the Eighth in-
fantry wliuh prohaS'v will be garri
soned at I oMenz. w ith a company of
enijmeers a company of military po-
lice and a nnif of aMillrrv.
This program is was said here was
subject to change bv the allied counc!
at 1 aris.
(ier:ior Ko!ertson todav took a
band in the allenc' unfair treatment
of farmers m grartitiu wlieat when he
directed John A. Whitehuist presi
dent of the state board nf agriculltirr.
to make an investigation of repct t
of allege.! imp toper practices and
dealings on the part of buyers at
Mr. Whitehurst said he would de-
tail one of his inspectors to look into
the situation and that if conditions
warrant the attorney general will be
asked to proceed with soine kind of
civil or criminal action aitainst those
responsible for the alleged unfair
treatment it was said.
Naval Patrol Boat Wrecked.
WASHINGTON. July 30. -Thr na'-
val patrol boat May a converted
yacht has been wrecked off Cape
Kngann Santo Domingo A de-
layed dispatch received at the navy
department today said the crew of
seventy-seven men was rescued by the
lighthouse tender I.ilac and the sub-
marine chaser 12fi which responded
to distress signals" from the May.
cording to Secretary Sanderson of
the senate until it ha been finally
deposited in the state department
With the receipt of the treaty
which is the only copy in the United
State and bear the signature of
Premier Clemenceau and the grand
seal of the French republic a well as
President Wilson's signature the iron
grilling separating the executive rlerk
fmm the rest of the secretary's offire
was ordered closed and locked and
all persons entering the secretary's
office except those whose identity
was known were closely scrutinixed
Senate officials also declined to send
the treaty to the government printing
office so that printed copies could he
made but had a typ-written Copy
made inside the barred enclosure.
Another precaution was the depos-
iting of the l-rench treaty in a big
vault in the office of the disbursing
officer of the senate which is not
only fire but bin glar proof.
ill nrnTiun !
26 ARE DEAD l iDvJ
sSror.ttJic Fipjitipfi With But
8000 JROOPS IN THE CITY
sState and City "officials Un-
villinK to Use Troops.
' Ms- Hie m i. ! i kk ) 1
ll'i A'i' t. July i" ( or.Hral:se 1
(aim inaiked tins morning's :tiu-'
t;on in tie fhi.agij r.e war. No
erious iiiitbteaks had been reported. !
the Mra Mi lights wi re few ami
mostly be' wren u. dividual- and in
only one instance wire polur com-
pelled to shoot. In tli.it rase a ne-
gro was killed while residing sear.h
by two patrolmen.
Gov. I rank (I. I ow Ini and other
tin... awl i t... ..it.. -! .. . 1 ...I..
"'"'s i i l iflrs sri. j'l.illli. .
..-.I l'.. .i. .1 '. i ' . . - '
nr oiuxni vy i;ir ci ii n n ; s n in h el-
denies of mob spirit. Although prac-
In ally every militiaman in the Mate
was cither in the ritv or enroute
here it was indicate -I that they i.rob-
aldv will not be called to aitr.e duty
ui the streets.
Believes Crisis is Past
"f believe that we have i-ssed the
crisis. aid Governor I.owd.-ti. "I
believe t'lat the mayor and chut ot
polur are right in retraining ir.m
asking for soldier. Sending the
troops into the troubled districts
nvght aroue some antagonisms and
then when they were withdrawn fresh
trouble might break out."
With the lull in rioting th- police
took stik They checked the cor-
oner's official death list of Jo and
said that it was complete
Hitter lighting between whites au I
negroes spread last night to all parts
of Chicago the serious casualties br-
ing more numerous than at any simi-
lar period in the racial war. The
city authorities made no call for
troops and in the absence of Midi re-
quest Governor lrank O. I.owdrn
could not order the soldiers to take
charge although with the arrival to-
day of two more regiments well-
jrmed men were resting cm their
Death List is Twenty-seven.
While the s'ate soldiers completed
two days' work of polishing bayonets
ami filling cartridge d ps. the death
list mounted to twenty seven. An iu-
ccirert polue repoit l.is night had
sent it higher but investigat mi shown!
that no one had hern killed in a
spectacular automobile crash and race
fight at Thirty-fifth and State streets
The authenticated deaths in last
n;g" t . fighting were two both
nrgroes. One was killed in the Italian
district of the west side and Ira
Henry. was shot dead when he
wounded one of two policemen who
sought to sear.h him for weapons at
l iftieth ami State streets.
In other instances white ami blacks
slashed eai h other with knives shot
from ambush or ran down isolated
members of the other race and leat
them into insensibility. There wa
seme looting of abandoned residences
and stores in the south side black belt
and a number of -nial! fire were
ascribed to incendiarism.
Two Regiments Arrive.
The Ninth regiment from the south-
ern part of the state and the Tenth
from central Illinois rushed toward
Chicago during the night to add tbeir
rifles and machine guns to the poten-
tial army which lay at rest listening
to the shots and shouts of the sictors
in variiui.i street fights and the clang
ing of patrol wagons and ambulances
bearing away the wounded and dying
The police struggled to clear the
rioters from the south side negro
quarter ai d early last night apparently
succeeded only to find that -the mob
spirit had spread like a plague to oth-
er regions On the west side Italian
attacked negroes and in one case
partly burned the body of a victim
(Continued en Pa t Column 4.)
GIVEn WAR CZDALS
WASHINGTON. Ti.lv X) - w a erls
of the distinguished servire cross to
twenty-one more officers and enlisted
men of the American expeditionary
force were announced today by the
Aninna those honored were Srr-
geants John A. Hogan lieavener
Ckla.; Clyde (). 1 tollman. I I Reno.
OUa. and Private l rank 11. Morey
Honduran Leaders Imprisoned.
SAN Jl'AN DKI. SI R Nicaragua.
July .10. resident Henrand of Hon-
durat was reported today in 'dis-
patches received here to have im-
prisoned all the leaders of (be partie
hea.led by Vice ('resident Membreno
and General l.opes Gutierrez a a re-
ult of a revolution pryc.taiintcl re-
One Noqro Fatality TM
Noted New York
Is Critically 111
! it. AO i
II 'vV 111
N'KW YORK July V - Physicians
a'lcud.r.g Oscar 1 Ummerstcm. theater
buil c r and grand opera eiodurer de-l.r-d
bid n tha' Lis condition it so
iri:;ii! t'.ev fe.ir be c:i:i live only a
few boil!.. Mr. Hammerstein now is
in a mill and his entire right side it
ON DANCE HALLS
Substance of Proposed Law
Not Disclosed at Present
A new ('diii.nur which ministers
ho; e w .'l meet tbe appioval of the
city otntni .i-'iic: in regard to the
il.iiiir hall iTiit'cr has been drawn up
and will be su'mirt I to t''e com-mis-.ii.it
ss "oii a thr 'lance commuter-
ol tie ministerial alliance
passes "ii it i .itd;i!g to Rev. K. I..
'1 i'oiiipson. a member of the commit-
tee 'liif substance f the new ordi-
nance is ui t to be a.rviounced unt'il
after it had been pissed upon by the
Thompson tot.) the alliance at a
meeti'ig this morning in t!v Y. M.
('. A thr committee bad draftrd Se v-
eral ordinances for submission to the
commissioners but that all bad failed
He hopes that the one now drawn
up will be pissed. Thompson will
leave on vacation this week and his
place in the anti-dance fight will tie
taken by Rev. If. K. Swan.
DE FRIENDUES' FOLKS
Am' ALLIU tt ONES
WHUT5 WANTItV T'
DO sump'n FUH You---
heap o' times
hits de. ones whut.s
wantin' You t" to
Local -nnirr. at n.n.f.iis. .i
waathte tonight and Thursday not
mwn cnanga m itmparatura.
STATE FORECAST Tonight and
Thuraday gtnertiy fair wtilhtr; prtb.
coolar Thursday In northwest portion.
rsHniaAa partly cloudy with local
inunate sntwori lit tonight or Their
day. Cooltr Thurday and In noeth
portion lata tonight.
I're"iltiitlu.t lo riatr 1t .
l'recltiltutluft last M hour
U. S. SECRET
U S Department of Justice
SITUATION IS SERIOUS
Leaders in Washington Dis-
orders Under Arrest.
(Ilv InlernallnnHl News Service)
WASHINGTON. July Ml - The
widespread race riots in various p.rta
of the I'nited State are under io
vestigatic.ii by the I'nited States gov.
ernmrnt. Trusted agents of the de-
partment of justice and other govern
mental organizations are endeavoring
to determine exactly what is behitnl
the spread of assault and murder
throughout the northern states. The
situation admittedly is very serious.
Starting here in Washington there
have been race clashes in a d izrn
other localities culminating in the
present rioting in ( hicago.
Facts to Be Determined.
The inciuirv now under foot is dr
signed to determine these facts:
Tirst Whether there actually ex
ists a regularly cirg.uurd body whose
object it is to stir up racial haired in
order to emphasize apparent unrest
in the United States.
Second Whether there it anv con.
nection between the present series of
race not and the pro-German prop
ganda that immediately preceded the
entrance of the United States int.s
'Third -Whether there is any actual
connection between .he present race
disturbances and tlir activities of the
I. W. W . a score of white leaders
ow .r wiiuer severe prison senr
Steps Being Taken.
N'aturally the officials concerned
in the investigation are not talk'tig
for publication. I'rivately they de-
rlare that the less said about their
work the easier it will be. However.
it generally is accepted that sten are
being taken to romhat further spread
of the disturbances In this connec
tion it is known that thr authorities
have secured possession of much iin
portant information as the result of
the arrest of baders of the recent
rioting here in Washington.
In France Fliers
(Hy International News Hervlre )
NEW YORK. July .V)Dirrrt evi.
deuce that enormous rntantitie of air.
planes (dan: part and army equip-
ment of all kind wa "wantonly4
destroyed in France after the armi
tice wa given the congressional sub
committee sitting here today by
aviators and mechanics who partiri.
pated in the destruction.
Armed guards patrolled the vicinity1
of the huge bonfire in order to pre
vent photographs being taken accord
ing t i w itnesses.
I he first witness wa Paul I.. l.ock
wood of Stamford Conn. a formef
lieutenant in the air service. He said
be had been informed by other air
service officers that engines and gat
tanks were chopped from the planea
for salvage as junk and that wingl
and fuselage heine of wood and can-
vas were piled up and burned.
Another witness wa John C. Mc-
Kaugue a former aviator of lirooklyri
who testified he personally saw two
of these huge bonfires.
"How many planes did you actually
see destroyed with your own ryes."
asked Congressman Hland of Indiana
"About 150" said McKaugtie.
SPECIAL RANK VOTED
pEnsnrco flt;o harcii
WASHINGTON. July .Vl.-lavor.
able reports on bills authorising the
appointment of Generals John J I'rr
shing and Peyton C. March chief of
staff lo the permanent rank of gen
eral were ordered tixlay by the house
military c nuniltee.
The vote on General Pershing wad
unaniino it. but the committee d'ided
8 to 7 m General March Pre-.lonsl
the committee voted down 8 to 7 t
motion to confer the nermanen. ran
..( i. -. umntm nn General
WASHlffTO Julr wwA
ill to dpoV undesirable aliees
nder wklel tke gowtattal may
tend kerne eaemy iVtm Stff few
tarosd la Ikii coaatry
today iM e aevee
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Gaylord, E. K. Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 31, No. 96, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 30, 1919, newspaper, July 30, 1919; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc171194/m1/1/: accessed December 12, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.