The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on February 4, 1920 · Page 2
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THE DAILY FREE PRESS THE DMW FREE PRESS-DANIELS ASSAILS STAND OF SIMS Established • ^Mly "IMS Weekly'1877 "Press Publishing Co. MRS. JOHN T. GALBRAITH :::,•, Editor and Manager . Telephone - - 218 TERMS'" Bjrtiiulptton 15 cents a week. A*Tertlsln>c Mils due weekly. ' lob worK strictly cssn. - AKKTTA3L SUBSCRIPTION $7.80. Secretary Defends Awarding of Medals and Takes Direct la- sue With the Admiral. entered at .the postofflce at Carbon- Illlmols, as Second class matter. In the Free Press Building, Main Street NO DISTINCTION FOR RANK Feb. 4, 11920. DEWBERRY DENIES CHARGES OF PLOT '. Senator's Counsel Replies to .'. ^Government's Statement tn : Election Case. ACTUATED BY AMERICANISM Declare* Patriotic Excitement Was at .-•"Qrejfti During Unusually' Hot Campaign— Atmosphere of Period Should Be Considered. Grand Bapids, Mich., Feb. .4.—Truman H. Newberry entered the 1918 senatorial campaign In Michigan at •*h« solicitation of others and not In .-furtherance of a plot to get a seat in -•the senatq, said James O. Murfin of .Detroit,' 'in outlining to the jury -In United States district court die attitude "the defense will assume toward the charges of conspiracy and fraud . for which 123 men are on trial. Mr. Murfiu explained the defense's - -view of the .specific details of the of- ,-feases charged in the six counts of -•6Be indictment, emphasizing that conspiracy is the essence of the charges. "The" -campaign," Mr. Murfin told *hc jurors, "was usually hot, and in 'analyzing and in considering what these respondents did. the atmosphere under which they did it should .be -considered. i Civilization in Balance. '"Our country was at war. the fate •at the civilized world was hanging In the balance with the last German drive fit Its height, the channel /ports threat- •ened and - the German armies within -thirty' miles of Paris. Michigan sent 150,000 young men; they left behind •tliein.'.fa£j«e.rs,. relatives and friends. Americanism and patriotic excitement -were at their very crest. "Henry Ford's candidacy was announced June 14, 1918. Rightly or •wrongly, there was a very general feeling that Mr. Ford,did not represent the type oi^merican who at chat critical juncture should • represent. his state in the United States senate. Many remembered his campaign -.against.military preparedness, his well Tmeauing but misguided efforts to bring about what now appears would have "been a German peace. Many people •were bitter over the fact that he and .•none of his famil^ had become active •Jn the war. a 'Oa the other hand, Commander Newberry had had an honorable rec- .-ord. in. the Spanish-American. war '-wtoen, in the navy, he was under .fire •-and act.lvely participated in overcoming a superior force. He had been secretary of the navy in the cabinet of --Theodore Roosevelt. - Volunteered for Service. . i "Witfi}hi'Jqrt.v-<iight hours after our -country: threatened to enter the world 'War he volunteered and in the spring •of 1917 was commissioned a lieuten- ant-conjtaander ami made aid to the •commandant of the Third naval district at New York. His brothers and Ms two '.sons also> were in military .-sen-ice. "This combination of circumstances •uoused many a man in Michi• :gan to the belief that it was his pntri- • otic duty to do all In his, power to as-sure tbe selection of Commander New—berry and we expect to show conclusively that they -were promoted not by pay, but by patriotism—that they were actuated not by avarice, -but by Americanism." MAJ. RICHARD LLOYD GEORGE "EXPRESS STAYS 'SCRAMBLED' .'Merger for War Operation to Continue v Under Privnte Control,'Says . Official. New York, Feb.' 4.—The Americn.ii Hallway Express company, a voluntary organization of the big express -corporations of the country for war .-operation under the railroad administration will continue as a comblna- -tlon under jprivate operation after re- llnquishinent of government control March 1, it was announced by. George C. Taylor, the president. The probability is that the American' Railway Express will continue to exist indefln- .'•Itelyi.as it offers opportunity-for more -Efficient and economical operation of Kthe various companies which compose Jt,.lli. Taylor said. Calls Senate Committee's Attention tox Act Creating Awards Which Make No Distinction Between Officers and Enlisted Men. Washington, Feb. 4.—Personal differences developing/between Eear Admiral William S: Sims and Admiral Henry B.. Wilson, former commander of American naval forces . off the French coast, w.ere. followed by the omission of Admiral Wilson's name from the list of officers recommended for medals by-Admiral Sims, the senate committee investigating nnval decorations was told by Secretary Daniels. "While 'Admiral Sims recommended young .^officers' who served well In minor posts for distinguished service medals and other flag officers under his command for the same honor," s'aid Mr. Daniels, "he omitted that distinguished admiral who commanded all American nnval forces off the French coast; Rear Admiral Wilson, now com- mander-ln-chief of the Atlantic fleet. "When the history of the war is written Admiral Wilson's service will stand as high as that of Sims, Mayo, Benson or Rodman." Sims Sent Protest. When it was decided to appoint Admiral Wilson commander-in-chief of the Atlantic fleet, Secretary Daniels said, Admiral Sims wrote a letter of protest. Characterizing the contemplated appointment as a "very grave mistake indeed," the letter called Secretary Daniels' attention to the "trouble Admiral Wilson gave me in the discharge of my duties." 'I attempted to correct it "by personal letters," Admiral Sims' letter- said. "Admiral Wilson criticized not only this organization, but me personally, including that most destructive of all criticisms, the impugning o£ motives." Secretary Daniels appeared before the committee to answer criticisms of Admiral Sims and other officers of the manner in which naval decorations were awarded. 'Asserting that Admiral Sims while on shore duty both in the Spnnisli- American and world war "demonstrated ability of'a high order," Secretary Daniels said "the positioYi of Rear Admiral Sims in placing shore duty above sea duty in the danger zone is, no doubt, influenced by his own record." Figures were presented by Mr. Daniels showing that during the last. 25 years Admiral Sims had- served about 36 years on shore duty and nine years at sea. ' Referring to S.ims' criticism, thnt Ws recommendation of a distinguished service medal for Commander ,T. C. Babcock, his chief of staff, and his "everything" had not been followed, Secretary Daniels said: "If I had thought Commander Babcock the 'everything' of the navy across the sea, T certainly .would have sent him to represent "the navy instead of Admiral . Sims. I do not believe in having two supermen to do a one-man job." Precedence in Foreign Navies. Turning to an analysis of Rear Admiral Sims' crftlclsm of the award of honors to commanding officer:? who lost their ships, Secretary Daniels read reports from the department of nnval intelligence showing the award by the French, Italian, Japanese and British governments of medals to many officers whose ships were sunk by submarines, mines or enemy gunfire. When Secretary Daniels finished reading his statement Chairman Hale announced th'at the committee would j adjourn until Friday to give the members an opportunity to study carefully the secretary's statement. Mr, Daniels will appear before the committee again Friday. . - , • ..... Referring to the record of Admiral Sims' testimoHy beforye the committee Secretary Daniels said: "Admiral Sims says our navy ,was not In this war in a "fighting sense. We were acting as motor lorries behind the army except'tlmt we wereton the water. There was no fighting on the sea. '' "If Admiral Sims had told the men on our vissels. operating in the war zone that they were not really fighting and that their ships were only 'motor lorries' he would have had a revolt in his command. Thought It Was Fighting, Anyhow. "The crews of our destroyers and patrol craft constantly hunting nnd often attacking submarines, thought they were fighting. The armed guarcjs- on American merchant vessels winch repelled numerous attacks thought they were fighting- when they kept their guns firing at the enemy while shell's rained around them. , | "The crews of the.stanch little sub•' chasers had an idea they were fight; ing—and ' fighting . pretty well—when, they led the attack on Durazzo, cleared mines from the path of the big warships and, under heavy fire from the Austrian forts, sent down -two 'submarines." . No DIstinctiorTfcr Rank. Referring to. Admiral Sims' statement that he had not recommended MAY BLOCKADE DUTCH Hint That Allies May Break Off Diplomatic Relations. Maj: Richard Lloyd George, eldest son of David Lloyd George., premier of Great Britain, who arrived in New York with his wife on the Maurettinlu. He comes on a business trip. HONDURAS REBELS DEFEATED Government Troops Quell* Uprising Led by Former Ex-Vice President Membreno. ManaguaT Nicaragua. Feb. 4.—There has been n fresh revolutionary ^outbreak in Honduras, according to'mes- sages received here. The revolutionists, who are headed, by Don Alberto Membreno. fnrmer^vice president of Honduras, ami Dr. Nazario Soriano, have^suffered.'a heavy defea't by'gov-. ernment forces and now are-retiring! toward ths.NicaragiKiri frontier. •,' Drastic Action Against Holland If De;.. rriand far the Former Kaiser Is Refused! »* * - / '., Paris, Feb. 4.—The entente re- Joinder to the refusal of' Holland 't«i accede to the allied demand for the extrudltioii of former Emperor Williom is Imminent, according to the .Petit Parisien. . ' . The newspaper says thut, while the note will he generally conciliating toward Germany, it will consider. In case of a new refusal by Holland, measures going as fur as the breaking of. diplomatic relations or a naval •blockade of s Duteh porrs. • :. Discussions relative td the question of a defensive alliance between France, England and Belgium have progressed .materially, during recent 'conferences at Tpres," according to n •Brnssels dispatch to the Bxcelsfor. It 1s 'said the Belgian government" . nas drafted and sent to the French goverri- •rnent a general outline for the projected common defense in case of » future German attack. FAILS; TO- FIX: BAIL WAGES •any enlisted men for medals because ;"we hnd nothing to give them," Die secretary' called the committee's at- tentfon to the act creating the awards which he said made no distinction between on admiral, captain and enlisted men. " Emphatic denial was made by. the secretary of Admiral Sims' statement that the policy followed in awarding medals had "shot to pieces" the navy's morale. . ; ; -. . .•-.._ . * "It is nn insult to the splendid men of the navy to say that the morale of the service could he seriously impaired by ahy. ; question of awards to-lndivid- -i" -tire 'secretory' said.' '. . ' Official! and Labor Leaders Emerge Fnpm Long Conference Silent on ; Proceedings. Washington, Feb. 4.—Officials of the railroad brotherhoods emerged from a seven> Hours' .waffii*lQcrjBa!*<?''3e<yjf^rMl£** with Walker D. ITin<is,>aflrpad; adftilii.-. •istrator. absolutely silent as to what, if anything, had l>een^acc;>mplishe<l. Director Hines also was nonconum;- nlcatlye'; but from several sources 'It was learned that nothing was accomplished^ nnd that general discussion'of the financial situation of the railroads nnd the. necessities of the workers had occupied the day. <jj£sjnratf<nt ITALIAN STEAMER IS RAIDED • • • . ' - , \ -.„. Serbians Force Fiag on Vessel to Be Hauled Down, .at Dalmatian Port. ( Rome. Fet). ..4.— Reports have readied this c|ty flint tlio Italian -sreariior Danunbio hns been attacked at the qty CORN SYRUP Waffles ace at their best when there's plenty of '•• JTTJ3T RIGHT Corn Syrup to pour over th&n. My, but it g-oes good! Gat a can today from your grocer. THE AMOS-JAMES GROCER CO., - 'ST. LOUIS. nf ..Trail, on the Dalmatian .. : rluu It. -was forceiT to lower_tlVe 'Italiim- (las. It Is'sald passensers on the vessel were insulted and snir'e were wounded during tlie arrnek. Considerable excitement hns been cansed by this report, which 'follows rtrmors of similar Incidents at Spalato.nnd oilier cities on the eastern Ashore of the Adriatic. TRAIN IN RIVER; 17 MISSING Fifteen of Supposed Wreck Victim* at Clayton Junction, La., Are • . •, - - . Negroes. -Slireveport, I^a., Feb. ^.—Natchez- Monroe passenger train on the Missouri Pacific railroad was. derailed, nt Clayton Junction, the.negro coach,.bag-; gage car- and engine going Into the river. Fifteen negro passengers, Fireman C. B. Cast'ell -and. Expressman, 1 !sam;^MceaHum, both- of ' l M6rfrde, b tia.'. i are reported missing. 'Washington,.Feb. 4.—The heavy demand for pennies, nickels, and dimes Is keeping Uncle Sam's money mills running at top speed. Director of the Mint Baker. ;.reppr.ts an unprecedented de- inaiiil for pennies. 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