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I Last Edition News Section V A 'J ft I i VOLUME LXXXVII WEATHER 0,l,,nd ,nd Vlelnlty-Falr Sunday, cn-Tvwaiu liAAtiid nnxtimju tlnued -warm; southwesterly wind. SGI HURT ffilOIG I STRIKE Rocks, Bricks and Lead Pipe Are HOrled at Men Who At-tempt to Take Union Places TWENTY-FIVE ARE . . 1 JAILED BY POLICE Downtown Section of Wash ington Metropolis Scene of Mad Confusion and Bloodshed SEATTLE, July 21. Riots that resulted in the injury of between twenty and twenty-fire men, the arrest of twenty-five persona, and damage estimated at thousands of dollars, followed an attempt to run a street car through the lower downtown business district in the heart of the dtv anriv this afternoon. Thousands of striking --carmen and sympathizers Joined In terrlflo onslaughts on the car. Bricks, stones, lead pipe casing and otner missiles came from everv ai rectlon. Every window in the car was smashed and It was twice thrown from the tracks. Rioters, policemen and bystanders were struck in the face by flying missiles and broken glass. Policemen wielded their night sticks fraelv .and brought them down on the heads of rioters r . r -, , MOTORMAX FELLED. Motorman V. Rohlntr ti isl Mil first car out of the barns, was hit on the head with a brick while the car was staiisa on second avenue South and he fell to the nl&tform clous. He was- rescued , by -police men wnue ine moo maae a dasn -for the stricken man, who, however, was ' Safely carried wv in an mfnmnhn. A report late this - afternoon that ocniaier naa aiea Irom the effects of ine assault is unconfirmed. . All of the Inlurorf will ttmnr ' The traction officials announced mey win not attempt to run more cars before Sunday. , . SANCTION STRIKE. , The Seattle Trades Council, with a memoersnip of over 7000, considered the moat conservative labor organisation in thn rltv. In nn rnrrA n. night as sanctioning the strike of irKuiion . employees ana pieagmg Its iiiniuuin i sina in sympathy witn them Unions th. trarttinrt rm rtnnrt which Is owned by, Stone & Webster - . V . . . ui Dumon, grant tne carmen recognition of their union and increased pay. RlffhtAan t i nil an n r Amnion,- In shipbuilding plants here, in addition . .AAA . ' . 1 to ovvv waierirum employees, nave announced their rendinem tn inln th h strike Monday, unless the carmen are given recognition. ganlzed owing to conflicting opinions of Its members. A number have neen summarily dismissed for refusing duty in connection with the strike. It Is reported seven carloads of sinaeDreaKers are en route nere from Chicago and it is feared their arrival will be the. signal . for violent out- brika hv bAlwaan '5 flfl'n anA tA ftnA union sympathizers. Many business men are aqyocaung -martial - law tonight. , - TAKE LEGAL ACTION. TACOMA, Wash.. July 21 Attor- ney uenerai Tanner at Olympla today advised the public service com-mlnslon of Its authority under the publlo utility law to bring man damus proceedings against the Ta- coma Railway & Power Company to compel resumption or street car service In Tacoma, notwithstanding the strike now In effect A majority of the commission members are attending a grain rate hearing st Port land, but they have indicated their .Hlnn .mil 1 A h. ani 1 rl a4 ku Ka " . . w nv.iu "i"' w .11. , torney general's advice, and it Is expected that mandamus proceedings r gainst the company ' will be started Monday In the Pierce county courts. Only ten to fifteen ears hare been operated daily In Tacoma since the trainmen's strike was Inaugurated a week - ago and these have been scantily , patronised, the bulk of the traffic being carried rr "donation" hi) snd Private automobiles. No disorders have occurred. 1800, nNER,S nLK. LEADV1LLK. Coio..July 21 Leaavllle- center of the rontal, mining industry of Colorado was In the grip ot a sulk tonight. 'which lias reduced the 8.t00-ton monthly output of its IDS active mining properties to- practically nothing, paralvs- 4ng its huge smelter industry and made Its it 00 miners idle. The strike action followed failure of efforts of federal mediators which lasted several weeks to avert it. A final appeal to operators to hold a tonierence by which it was hoped to pout pone the walkout, last night met with flat refusal, and the strike today resulted. Pickets were posted today at all i mines. The only attempt at strikebreaking was the hiring of a few non-union men to man the pumps, and prevent flooding of the shafts. These men were not Interfered with, Mo violence has resulted. Managers""- of tbe mines tonight were emphatic In their declaration that they would not treat with the union. Each operator Is willing to m-ttle claims of his own men, ' but recognition of the union or dealings with ltav representatives is refused. The wrreased cost of living, which they claim makes granting of their demand for an Increase of II a day absolutely essential, la the real reason for the strike, tbe miners claim.' Railroad Will armers ,v To Their Seed CHICAGO, July 21. Following the government's policy to increase food production, the new farmers in the- sparsely settled districts of sputhwest Kansas and northwest Texas will be financed for- seed-wheat pujJL, poses this fall by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, according to a statement made today by E.P. Ripley, president of the railway. The railroad company will loan the farmers in this section more than a quarter of a million dollars through local banks on reasonable terms. Extra wheat acreage under this, plan, it is said, will produce 2,500,000 bushel of wheat. Food Bill - ' Is Passed By Senate BT TOTTED PKE8S LEASED WIRE 10 TRIBTHTE . WASHINGTON, July 21. Enactment of the food control bill into law the most drastic measure ever adopted for a republic depends now upon a dozen conferees of House and Senate. By eight-one to six, the-Senate late today passed the measure, after weeks of bitter fighting and heated debate.. Its action represented a radical deviation from the House bill. The Senate provided: A food administration board of threo member Instead of tbe " one man board that Herbert C. Hoover was to constitute. One of the men must be a practical farmer. Government control of coal . from the month of the mine- to tbe consumer. Commandeering of an bonded liquor, the government to pay "fair": price for It and pro- r hlbltion of distillation of spirit. . Minimum price of $2 a bushel ' , for highest grade of wheat until ; Jnlr 1, 118. with prlocp of other , . grades In proportion. . . Appropriation of more than ' 150.000.00O 410,000.000 of it for government purchase and dlu ' tributlon of nitrate soda to help stimulate crops. LIQUOR ISSTTK JLQAXS. ' l Conferences between representative and senators . will begin Mon day, -xnese conferences will shape the eventual scope of the bilt The House must accept all Senate amendments or a compromise must be reached. A big part of the fight will center '" tne nquor question. The nouse Din lorbade use of food for manufacture of all Intoxicants. The senate bill , permits manufacture of wine ana Deer. This is expected to oe ine principal stumbling block. Disposition of the llnuor nne.Mnn afTects hundreds of millions of dollars In revenue and holds up action on the war tax mil. rf CONTROL EXPENDITURE. The Senate authorized a "Joint committee of expenditures In the conduct of the war." It will investigate and control all expenditures. The vote was 63 to 81. Fifteen Democrats voted present All opponents were Democrats. The new scheme, which is now. "section 23" of the food control bill reads: "A ' Joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives shall be appointed, oomposed of five members, including three Democrats and two Republicans, and five members of the House .of Representatives, inoluding three Democrats and two Republicans, to be known as the 'joint committee fo expenditures in the conduct of the war.' COMPEL TESTIMONY. "It shall be the duty of the committee to keep itself advised with regard to the expenditure of all appropriations bearing on the conduot of the war made by Congress and the contracts relating thereto bf officers of the executive departments,' on requests to keep said committee fully advised as to such expenditures and contracts. v , ' "Such committee shall confer and advise with the President and the heads of the various executive departments, committees, voluntary boards or other organizations con nected' with the conduct of the war witn a view to safeguarding expenditures and shall report to Congress from time to time in its own discre tion or when requested to do so by euner Dranch of Congress. "The membershlo of such commit tee shall be designated by the respec tive committees of the Senate and House which select the members of the regular standing committees. "Such committee shall have nower to act"by sub-committee or otherwise and to send for persons and papers and administer oaths to summon and oompel the attendance of witnesses and to employ such clerical expert and stenographlo assistance as shall Do necessary." VOTE OTT MEASURE. The sum of $60,000 Is aDDronrlated to carry out the scheme. Those voting for the committee were: Democrats Beckham, Gore, Hard-wick, Hitchcock. Stone. Kendrlck. Klrby, McKellar, Myers. Owen, Phe-lan. Reed, Shields, Underwood and Vardaman 16. Republicans Borah. ABrandegee, Calder, Colt, Cummins, Curtis, Fer-nald, France, Frelinghluyesen, Gron-na. Hale, Harding, Johnson of California, Jones of Washington, Kellogg, Ken yon, Knox, LaFollette, "Lodge, McCumber, McLean, McNary, Nelson, New, Nprris, Pare. Penrose, Polndex-ter, Sherman,, Smith 'of Michigan, Smoot, Sterling. Sutherland, Town-send. Wardsworth. Warren, Watson and Weeks. 88 68. Those votin arslnst the plan were Democrats as follows: Aahhurnt, Psnkhend, Rrotissard, rtiamborlnln, Culberson, Hollis. Hustlng, Jamt. Johnson) of South Dakota, Jones of New Mexico. . King. Iewls.-. Martin, Newlande. Overman. Plttaman, Rana- (Continued on Page 27, CoL 5.), , Men Who Risked Lives in Vain Effprt to Save Companions Have but a Fighting Chance five Are Taken to Hospitals in Dying Condition; One May Use Mind; Firemen Heroes Up to a late hour last night no change had taken place in the condition of the five men who survived death in the gas tilled tank - In which F. M. Oonsalves, a laborer, lost his life at the Barbour Chemical Works, 766 Fiftieth avenue, yesterday. Of the five only one, James W. Bradshaw Jr., is conscious. The others. James W. Bradshaw Sr., Manuet"Vlerra, Wilbur Smith and August Mendoza are in a precarious condition. I U Accounts of the tragedy differ. Vierra, according to S. J. Norrls, superintendent of the plant, was subject to the Orders of James W. Bradshaw Sr., a foreman at the plant, who had charge of the barium carbonate tank. Whether he ordered Vierra into the tank to clean it or whether Vierra fell In through one of three open mannoies at its top is not known. -FIRST IS TANK. ' That he was the first to fall into the tank in one of these ways is believed to have been the cause of the accident, the others going into the tank one by one to rescue those who bad preceded them. , The police were first to arrive at the scene of the disaster but were Dower less to help the unconscious men at the bottom of the tank. The prompt arrival of Truck Company No. 2 and Hose Company No. 1 of the Oakland tire department, which are equipped wun uaeiger neimets was response ble for the rescue. Driver Emil C. 'Avers of ' Truck Company No. 2 was the hero of the occasion. He donned the helmet,' which .. is provided with sufficient compressed air to keep a man alive for half an hour, and descended into the tank. 'One by -one he fastened ropes to the men and they were lifted out of the tank- by -the willing hands of those on top. ; , ' SARTS INVESTTGATIOtf. The tank is of circular shape and about 20 feet in diameter. At the time only a layer of six inches pc foot of barium carbonate was at the bottom of the tank, but this had been enough to fill the lower part of the chamber with sufficient gas to be dangerous. . A thorough investigation is. being made by Norris, in an effort to find out if any other chemical other than barium carbonate was in the tank at the time. ' The kind and quality of the gas In the tank has a great deal to do with the chances for life of the asphyxiated men, according to Dr. O. D. Hamlin, chief of the county emergency staff. If the gas was what would come from barium carbonate, the men will not be in any great danger If they recover consciousness. If the gas in the tank was of the corrosive variety It would so affect the lungs of the men that, in all probability, : If they, did recover consciousness they i would be in great danger of pneumonia which usually follows such an experience and from which few men in their condition would recover. AIRMAN IS SAFE PARIS, July 21. One of the most remarkable feats In the history of fcvlation was performed by a French flyer working with the American escadrille. This aviator ran into a German shell at a high altitude. His. control wires were completely cut away; his levers were useless. He was flying a wreck at thousands of feet above the ground. Keeping his head, he cleverly manipulated the speed shifts Of his engine to allow his machine to fall slowly in a circling motion. He landed In safety. "Spads " now being used by the French airmen, are forced to land at a minimum speed of 110 to 120 miles per hour. It is for this reason especially that the aviator's stunt la regarded as one of the miracles of aviation. . STUDYING AUTOS BERKELEY. Julv 21. To fit them- selves to offer their services to the government as ambulance drivers, if the occasion arises, a group of Berkeley women have enrolled In a course in auto mechanics at an Oakland garage. Mrs. Samuel C. Irving. wife of Mayor Irving, is one of the group, others being Mrs. A. E. Shaw, Mra Stephen J., 8111, Mrs. Ralph Moore, Mra. J. C. Somersett and Miss Armstrong. SLAIN IN WRECK DENVER. Colo., July 21. One man was killed and two others Injured today when a seven-passenger automobile ran Into a ditch near Brighton, 20 miles north of here. William D. Hooer, 40, brother of Charles F. Hooer, president of the Home Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, was thrown violently from the machine and almost Instantly killed. SCARES WOMAN LOS ANGELES, July 21. Pursued by a man from a downtown theater to her home and on lnto the house and at the very door of her room was the unusual experience of Miss Inez Euatls last night. When her screams aroused other members of the household the man darted Into another room and barred the door. When' this was forced he leaped from a second storf window and escaped. NO MORE ZEPPS GENEVA " July 21. The Zeppelin factory at Frledickshafen has beeun building airplanes, the German general staff being, convinced that future su premacy in the air belonged to airplanes and that Zeppelins were of little war value. The Germans are said also to fear an extensive air offensive and to have begun to plan to Xa it. ' ; 1 OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA,. SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 22, 1917. Heavy Losses Are Suffered in Fire Sweeping Sonoma SANTA ROSA, July, 21.--Thousands of dollars rvorth of timber has been destroyed, the fruit of the Sonoma section seriously damaged, an unknown number of ranch houses have been reduced to ashes and probably more than one sum-f tner resort has been viped out by the Sonoma county forest fire which tonight continues to eat itsvay for ward against efforts of 200 volunteer fire fighters. On the Healdsburg and Cuerne-yille ends of the fire line back fa" mere unavailing. As a result tonight the leaves of the trees in Healds-burg's famous orchards are seared and drying while unless the flames are checked immediately quantities of fruit now ready for packing, will become unmarketable. Late today reports showed that the Auxion ranch house at Rio Nido, popular Russian river summer resort, has been abandoned, and property burned while the Ellis and Faught rarich houses also are believed to have been destroyed. At the Ellis place 1,000 cords of split railroad ties were burned. ' Early today the Sweetwater Springs resort was surrounded by the fire "and abandoned and a' call for help has been sent out from Rio Nido. Russ Forces Hurled Back On Tar no pol BERLIN, July 21, via London German troops in Eastern Galicia have crossed the Zlochoff-Tarnopol road, on a front of forty kilometers, army headquarters announced today. They . found burning villages and great destruction in their path." The German advance" was effected on both sides of the town of Jezierna. Jezieran lies twenty miles northwest of Tarnopol and thirty-five miles southeast of Zlochoff, r Today the advancing German troops reached the vicinity of Tarnopol, says mis evening s supplementary neaa- quarters report. The German . statement also announces that Austro-Hungarlan forces yesterday recaptured the positions north of Brzezany, which they had lost 'to the Russians on July 1. RCMAN-LAN FRONT. LONDON, July 21. The Rumanian front now is witnessing active infantry operations although not as .yet on a large scale. L"' The situation on the Franco-Belgian front presents much the same features as for some time past, with frequent German attacks on the French lines, particularly along the Chemin dea Dames in the AlBne region, and continued play of the heavy antlllery on the British front, notably In Belgium and the sotors Immediately to the south of the Franco-Belgian border. Yesterday's official statements recorded no changes of ground. KORJOTiOFF CHIEF. PETROGRAD, July 21. General Kornlloff. leader In the recent successful Galician offensive, was today named as chief in command of the southwestern front, vice General Goutor, resigned. The drastic spy hunt today resulted in the arrest of M. Zlnovieff. one of the chief leaders of the Lenine pro-peace party. Nicholas Lenine, now branded as a paid German agent, Is still a fueittve. (XT OWN RALABIFS In the Interest of war-time econ-omy. the new cabinet members today decided to reduce their own salaries by one half. RIOT ABOARD SHIP BAN FRANCISCO, July 21. Two men went to the Harbor Emergency hospital and two others were charged at the city prison with assault to murder following a fight among colored and white deckhands and eailors on the steamer Crockett at pier 22 this afternoon. Frank Rogers and Frank Freitafs, both of whom live at the Melbar hotel, were the victims. The former claims he was struck over the head with a crowbar in the hands of George Clay, while Freitas accuses Harry Garnet of attacking him with a knife. . ESCAPE, SLAIN GREEN CASTLE, Tnd., July II.-One negro convict from Lake county was killed and another negro wounded when prisoners from the penal farm attempted to escape last night, it became known today. The men lined up for roll call and two negroes and two white men dashed past the guards, breaking for liberty. The guards opened Are. killing the negro, Hall. Two white men were captured. RIDES ELEPHANT MADISON, July 21. "To the Red Cross, from Helen Ehler, 1100 won on a bet that she wouldn't ride an elephant ,ln the circus parade." This note accompanied a subscription to the local Red Cross Society. The circus came to town and Helen rode the elephant, declaring after that she even enjoypd the experience. MOTORCYCLES FOR PLEASURE AND BUSINESS LIKE TDJS THOR twin, 2-ipeed side car. ISO: or will sell Separately. Phone Alameda 8061, 820 Lincoln av. Any day in The TRIBUNE Want Ads (this one it no! J) Also Runabouts, Delivery Can, extra parts (from wreckers' stocks) and Auto Stage Tirjio Tables. ELIS UNDERRATES LLOYD GEORGE, Premier h Confident Great Loss of Tonnage Boasted by Teutons WilfSurely Be Offset Submarine Success and Food Shortage Combine to Force Enemy to Final Big Drive By Ed L. Keen,; (United Press Stall Correspondent.) , XAJ.M.DOJN, J my it I. Against Uer- jpany's claims of nearly a muiion tons ui. Biuytung buna, eaua muuin since unbriaied submarine waxtartt was proclaimed, England tonignt con-trasieU Premier Lloyd Ueoige's con fident statement of this afternoon. 'Uraduaiiy but surely we are in creasing our protection and diminishing our luHdes." The British prime minister voiced the utmost confidence in his address at the Belgian lnuependeace celebration at Queen's Hail. The Germans, said the premier, were making the same mistake In underestimating Americas efforts In the war as they had made about ureat .Britain in the beginning. "They said that we would not fight," continued Lloyd George, "and if we did, ,we could not. We had no army and could not raise one, and they need ' not worry about Britain. I ' think they have discovered their mistake about us, and they are now just going through the same process wun America. . CAN AMKRICA BE BEATEN? "I want to put this to them: If Great Britain,- not a very large country, while she la maintaining and equipping and even building up equipment for an army of millions afield and In reserve In full fight ing array; while she is maintaining the largest navy In the world, can organize in the third year of an exhausting war to turn out millions of tons of new shipping, is America, witn twice the population of this country, with endless natural re. sources, going to be - beaten merely because she put forth .no. effort? The man who talks Uke that knows gay it." ui America; otnerwise no would not Referring dlrectlv to the flamuii chancellor's sneering., remark :'that America has no ships and no army, and that when America has an army n win nave no snips- to , bring tnem across the sea, the premier said: "He knows America just as little as the Germans knew Great Britain." Lloyd George asked what hope there was in the" chancellor's speech of peace. "I mean an honorable peace, which is the 'Only possible peace," he said. "It Is a dexterous speech, a facing-all-ways speech. There are phrases for those who earnestly desire peace, many of them, but there are phrases which the military powers of Germany will understand, phrases about making the frontiers of Germany secure. That's the phrase which annexed Alsace-Lorraine; that's the phrase which has drenched Europe in blood since 114; that's the phrase if they dare that will annex Bel-glum and Courtland; that's the phrase which will once more precipitate Europe Into a welter of blood within a generation unless that phrase is wiped out by the statesmanship of Europe." "The food supply this year and next is already secured," he declared. "The program of cultivation makes the supply of 1919 secure, even if our losses are Increased. This year ws are building four times as many ships as In the preceding year and next year we shall build six times f aa many," . 1 '- ' ' Th4 German claims were contained in copies of German papers received here and were given in amplification of the German chancellor's speech that Lloyd George addressed himself this afternoon. UL'GK TONNAGJ5 SUNK. The German claims were that since inauguration of the submarine warfare on February first, tbe following tonnage of neutral and allied ships had been sunk: February ' 781,500 March .. . ' 886,000 April ... . ......1,01,000 May .. 89,000 "For June the statistics claimed "More than a million tons, with a number of commanders' reports stlU to be received." The month, the Germans version predicted, would be a record breaker. The figures show a total of 4,626,600 tons in the five months cited an average of about 926.300 tons, count ing June as 1.000.000 tona Against this tonnage the British estimate of 600,000 tons as a maximum average was cited. TOOL OF. JUNKERS. The prime minister's speech was looked upon tonight as a full and perfect answer to the German Chancellor. He epitomized the Briton's view -that Mlchaelis was the tool of the German militarist machine and that England would fight on to a victory. ' - - - "The Junkers havs thrown the old chancellor into the waste-basket with his 'scraps of paper." " Lloyd George declared. "But it will not be long before, junkerdom follows him. Those In oharge of German affairs have elected for war. I predict It will not be long before the chancellor delivers a different speech ono which we are awaiting. I read the chancellor's SDeech thrice and found sham tn, place for Belgium, sham democracy.1 for Germany and sham peace for (Europe. "The statement Contained phrases which the German military stoud understood. But If the U-boat Is not wtpffd out, they will again plunge Europe into a welter of blood." Bf Carl D. Groat, (fnltosT Prps Staff Corrceuondent.) WASHINGTON. July 21. Germany's submarine successes since February, plus a shortage of . food and war materials, are spurring the Kaiser's armies to their utmost ef fort. , They are about to exert their maxt-(Continued on Page 27, Col 2)' 11 56 PAGES 25 TO 32 Ship Building Program Up to President WASHINGTON. July 21. President Wilson will settle the Coethals-Denman dispute and speed up the shipbuilding program to over-take submarine destruction. General Goethals has placed the matter squarely up to ihe White House in a letter offering to resign from the general managership of the emergency fleet corporation.,: New Quotas Given Out; Oaklandl519 Adjutant General Borree last night announced a revised list of quotas for the counties and cities of California, deducting for enlist ments. As a result, the number of men included tn the first cau will be considerably smaller than was indicated in the gross quotas an nounced by General Borree and published in last nights papers. Oakland's new quota is given as 1519.-. The quota first announced for Oakland was 1977. lhis was the figure before army enlistments had been subtracted. The net quota is formally announced as 1519. ' .. '.v . The quotas for each district will be formally announced later by the adjutant-general. The only effect of the change in Oakland's quota will be that it will reduce the quota estimated for each dis trict, and will thus act to cut down the number of men to be ordered for examination m the first call. San Francisco (city and county) 3926. , ', Berkeley 348. I Alameda' county, including Alameda City, Piedmont, Emeryville and all cities and towns under 30,-000 population, 256. j Pasadena, 110. ' Stockton; 445. ' Sacramento, 431. Fresno, 152. : San Jose, 109. r Los Angeles, 3169. San Diego, 348. . Following are the official net draft quotas by counties: Alameda ; ............... 256 Amador . 84 Butte : .. Calaveras Colusa Contra Costa , . ..... Del Norte ,.., El Dorado . Fresno ............. Glenn ..................... Humboldt .... . Imperial Kern ......M-LosscA ' 75 82 567 12 61 730 93 332 652 99 507 101 45 95 Los Angeles . . . .Ji0S Madera ', ..... Marin . Mariposa 122 143 62 275 222 43 27 Mendocino Merced ... ModocU.. Mono Monterey Napa Nevada Orange . Placer .... Plumas ......... Riverside ..... Sacramento ... San Benito ... - 261 134 .. 97 385 .. 166 .. 120 ... 265 196 - 102 .. 499 217 - 351 San Bernardino San Diego ... San Joaquin ... San Luis Obispo . J 18 San Mateo . . 333 Santa Barbara . .. Santa Clara , Santa Cruz Shasta ... Sierra .. Siskiyou - ',. , Solano ' , - 423 349 - 95 178 . 27 271 : 356 ....... 213 - 402 66 17... "'26 341 ...... 336 126 107 . 102 12J03 ,...10,057 23,060 Sonoma .... Stanislaus ... Sutter ......... Tehama Trinity ... Tulare .". Ve'ntura Tuolumne .. yoo .. Yuba . These total , Total for cities Total for entire state SLACKER JAILED LOS ANGELES, July 21. The first "Blacker" arrest since the draft occurred here tonlgM when Fred Sturtevant, said to be an Amherst graduate, was taken into custody for failure to register. He was arraigned and held to answer In th federal Court". NO. 152. IDRAFT LIST LEADERSIH prn nr n ii -irniiii.r ! ULIIUIUL U I SEPTEIil Men in First Quota Will Bs Placedln Ranks as Soon as Passed by the Local Bodies MEMBERS OF BOARDS THREATEN TO RESIGN Fear Political Risk of Deciding Exemptions; Aeroplane Bill Is Passed by Upper House ; By Webb Miller, United Press Staff Correspondent. . WASHINGTON, July 21 Before September 1 thousands of men sifted . from the top of the draft list will be In khaki, It was officially predicted tonight. ' ! ' ; The ,war department notified Provost Marshal-General " Crowder that the first men through the draft will be placed in the ranks of th regular army and National Guard as soon as picked. ' ' - Disquieting reports of members of exemption boards resigning or refusing to serve reached the war department But no delay by these evasions will be brooked. veiled threats to deal harshly with them were made by officials. The draft law provides that any Inexcusable evasion of their duty by exemption officers- Is punishable by fine or Imprisonment Many of the registrations are tendered because the members fear to Uke political risk. ' ' AVERAGE 60 PER CENTj f " ' AS soon as the printed master lists Tor each district reach the boards they are ready to begin the sifting Process. At first they will summon from the tops of the lists a number equal to twice their quota. Owlngr to the large number of exemptions for dependency and phyalt al reasons, this number will be insufficient in most dtetrlcts, and the boards will summon the next man on the list. Officials estimate that exemptions will average more than sixty out of every 100 men. Forces of clerks in the provost marshal-general's office labored throughout the day to check the lottery lists and the first proofs of the " printed "master lists" for the boards. The lists are being mailed special delivery to the 4567 boards. Men on the lottery lists are barred from enlisting In any branch of the army or navy after their name has been posted. PASS AEROPLANE BILL. BT INTERNATIONAL HEWS IEHTICI LEASED Wlal 10 TRIBUNE . WASHINGTON, July 21 It took only an hour today to put the great 1(40,000,000 aviation bill through the United States Senate. As soon aa the food control bill had been disposed of Senator Chamberlain unexpectedly called up the air fleet measure. By 5 p. m. It was ready to go to the President It could havs been ready earlier had it not been that Senator Calder of New York was anxious to have some legtsation drafting aliens added to the bill. He was convinced, however, by; other senators that this discussion would only delay the main bill, So' Calder withdrew his amendment, on the understanding that It would be taken up early next week on Us own merits. Hardwlck of Georgia attempted today to strike from the bill the provision allowing the President to draft aviators. His motion was defeated by a vote of ( to 12. The only men who voted with Hardwlck on this amendment were-Borah, Broussard, Curtis, " Gore, Gronna, Klrby, LaFollette, McKellar, Norrls, Owen and Vardaman. Gore, Gronna, Hardwlck, Klrby, LaFollette, Norrls, Stone and Thammell voted against the selective draft when the Senate passed the selective draft May 12. Today Stone and Trammell voted with the majority. A- proposition by Senator Owen to have a committee of experts supervise contracts in connection with the bill was defeated by an overwhelming viva voce vote. This, however, indicated little. About an hour before the Senate had passed In connection with . the food control bill, the authorlsa-f tlon of a Joint committee on war ex-penditures. LA FOLLETTE OPPOSED Debate on the draft proposal In the aviation bill was short but bitter. La Follette of Wisconsin made on excited speech tn which he registered his opposition, saying: "1 wish to reply to the statement made by the senator from Massachusetts (Lodge) that the draft in part of the military system of the United States. I shall stand for the rep-l of the draft law and I will oiTer such a bill on the foor of the Senate and tight for It as long as I can. "The question will be an Issue tn the next election and I make the prediction that 10 per cent of the people will register their protest against it at the ballot box." Heated denial was mads by Gronna of North Pakota that he had ever said he Intended to hold Up the bill. "However," he went on, "thb lying Insinuation that I withed to hamper the bill by voting anulnxt the lrmt has not changed mv poNition. I nhall vote for the Hardwlck amendment" And he did. Senator LaFollette voted loudly "No" (Continued on Tag 25, CoL 5)

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