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The Weather t Extreme Northwest Florida Fair Tuesday and Wednesday; wanner Wednesday. 1iBt VfSMv iri? Mi ff n ffrni Sf U 1 I lit 2 CENTS Pay No More VOL. XXXII. NO. 320. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, MORNING, MARCH 20, 1 9 2 8 ON TRAINS FIVE CENTS W A A II r no OTT 11 ILJ W H H "1 "T I I i " 1 A A A. TODAY By Arthur Brisbane Girls Pretty Dresses Birds, Elevators, Stocks Old Empires, New Planes $34,000,000 for Freight A YOUNQ American girl, -to be tanged In Canada next Friday says, T hope they will hang me in a Vpretty dress." J . Another American girl at her "wedding to an Indian rajah wore $2,000,000 worth of Jewelry, including a diamond cose ring. Her husband was painted yellow for part of the ceremony in accordance with Hindu rites. Both these young women perhaps would have been happier had they thought less about dress, about things put on the outside cf the body, and more about developing thought in the Inside of the head. A SEAT on the New York Stock Exchange has been sold for $320,000. At that price the eleven hundred seats cn the stock exchange are worth $352,000,000. Last Saturday stocks sold so fast, the ticker was 23 minutes behind the speculators. THERE ARE ups and downs In birds, elevators and stocks, but be careful how you bet on the "down side in stocks when wages and spending ability in a country move up 50 to 75, per cent and manufacturers can make 33, men do the work of a 100. Selling short in America Isn't a safe pastime. LLOYD GEORGE takes seriously the "holy war" started by Mohammedans against British rule or domination in Asia and Africa. Lloyd George says it is interesting to reflect "that this trouble has arisen yia two countries, which were power-r, fully and highly civilized empires at Y a time when even the existence of Great Britain was scarcely known." IF MOHAMMEDANS have mads up their minds to exterminate Jhe-retlcs and infidels, meaning Europeans, that will mean trouble for the British of course. But since the great empires of Asia and Africa have faded away, British gentlemen that used to hide in swamps, and paint their stomachs blue, have learned to fly. distributing poison gas and annoying explosives. Those will play a part in calming the holy war. A holy war, on the ground has little chance against war from the sky. YOU ARE REMINDED that modern big business is really big. Read that Chevrolet, one branch' of General Motors, will pay this year $34,000,000 for railroad freight. . Without wishing sorrow for railroads, something might be done to diminish automobile freight. A Chevrolet car on the Pacific coast cost $115 freight, from the factory. That is a good deal to pay for a car that could run on its own wheels the 2,000 miles from the factory for $25 worth of gasoline and oil. plus a little wear and tear on tires. THE ELEVATED railroad in New York made no money until the fare ts reduced from ten cents to five. k Railroads will make more when they " Vind a way to carry freight, and passengers less expensively. That is said with realization of the fact that railroad builders have built the country and are entitled to fair treatment. LORD BEAVERBROOKS' London Express says a beautiful American girl in Egypt offered an Egyptian peddler $6300 to marry her Immediately, because "he resembled a beloved Frenchman now dead." - The important difference between the living Egyptian and the dead Frenchman, that the infatuated American girl, did not observe Is this: The Frenchman's face showed many centuries of thinking by his ancestors. The Egyptian's face showed complete lack of thinking, all the way back to Ptolemy Soter. and beyond. A GIGANTIC -hook-up" of radio stations will enable 8,000.000 Americans to hear all that goes on in the Democratic and Republican conventions. From the first announcement of Alabama's choice, to final howling when the winner is announced, everything wiU be heard. Howevrr, sad to relate, many of the 8.000.C00 that might listen to the convention will not listen. They will tune in lor jars music, sad heart rending songs, or daily dozens to keep thin. In this nation where only half vote that might vote, there is little deep Interest in politics. Yacht Club Plans Meetiner Tonieht A fc - i The regular meeting of the Yacht ciub will be held tomorrow at 7:30 p. m., W. C. Frederick, secretary, an-njuneed yesterday. A fi:h supper yri H itrttd, TEACHER SLAIN BY NEGRO THUG IN APARTMENT Detectives Overpower aMn After Battle Against Arrest CONFESSES TO MURDER Brooklyn Instructor - Shot Down In Attempt At Robbery BULLETIN PATTERSON, N. J, March 19. (;P) Police Captain Joseph Mos-ley announced late tonight - that Martin L. Miller, negro, captured here this evening, had confessed firing the shot that killed Mrs. Helen C. Kimball, school teacher. He had planned to rob her and killed her when he found she ha no money. PATERSON. N. J., March 19. (JT) Martin L. Miller, negro, alleged slayer of Mrs. Helen Kimball, a Brooklyn, New York, school teacher, in her apartment in Brooklyn this morning, was captured here tonight after a desperate encounter with Paterson and Brooklyn detectives. Miller was blackjacked when he sought to turn a .45 calibre revolver with steel Jacketed bullets cn the detectives, and now is under the care of general hospital physicians. He was unconscious and unable to talk. Miller was found in a pool room. Detective Sergeant Smith leaped at Miller as he dropped a pool cue and darted for a near door. They wrestled to the street, where Miller engaged in a desperate battle with Smith. Sergeant Nauman and the two. Brooklyn detectives, Thomas E. Croak and Charles E. Prittling. Miller had his weapon turned to shoot Smith when a blackjack knocked him unconscious. - MiUer's-wsapon was strapped to a clothesline, around his body. Two shells were empty. Mrs. Kimball had been shot twice. The negro was brought to police headquarters and is under medical care. Police Inspector Sullivan of Brooklyn later will question Miller concerning the Kimball case. BIG PACKERS LOSE IN COURT Must Confine Activities To Meat Industry WASHINGTON, March 19. .TV-Swift and Company, Armour and Company. Wilson & Company, Morris and Company, and the Cudahy Packing Company, composing the big five packers, must hereafter confine their activities strictly to the meat packing industry, as they agreed to do in a consent decree entered February 27, 1920, when the government began anti-trust lawsuits against them. That decree was sustained today by the supreme court. , The decision restores an injunction restraining them from monopolizing the meat packing industry and from engaging in other lines of business. PROHI AGENTS GO TO SCHOOL Teach Officers To Enforce And Observe Law ATLANTA, G, March 19. JF) A school in methods of prohibition enforcement opened here today with Webster Spates. Washington, D. C. prohibition bureau attorney, as the teacher and a number cf dry agents from Georgia, South Carolina and Florida as pupils. The school. Spates says, is to discuss court, arrest and evidence procedure. "The idea of the prohibition bureau," he said, "is to have its officers proceed lawfully, so as to obtain the confidence and respect of the public, in that prohibition enforcement may be made a success with the good will of the people." The school will last several days. Alan Missing After Getting Phone Call GAINESVILLE, Ha, March 13. WVB. IL Gray. 70, of Winter Haven, has been missing from his home since March 2, according to his son, L. M. Gray, prominent road contractor cf this city. The missing man received a long distance tel?-phone call to meet a certain man in Tampa the following Saturday. Mr. Gray went to Tampa and has net been heard from since. His son reports that the last word I from the aged man was a letter 'from Tampa in which $50 was en closed to a member cf the family. It is said the elder Gray had a large sum of money cn his person when he kit tetMj Hunt Oil Bonds In Harding's Estate WASHINGTON, March 19 'JP) Before closing its Inquiry into the disposition cf the Liberty Bond profits of the Continental Trading Company, the Senate Teapot Dome committee is to investigate the records of the es-tate of the late President Harding. In making this announcement today. Senator Nye, chairman, said he did not believe any of the bonds would be found in the estate, but added There would be a lack of satisfaction if this committee submits a report without determining, whether there were any bonds involved In the Harding estate. "If they are there we are going to tell the world. If they are not there we are going to tell the world. I don't think they are there." 400-MILE RACE IN TAXI WINS MAN A DIVORCE Husband Trailed Wife And Her Lover While Meter Clicked Merrily CHICAGO, March 19. WWal-ter J. Stein, Chicago investment banker who trailed his estranged wife 400 miles in a taxlcab at a cost of $200 to obtain evidence, was granted a divorce today. He was also given custody of their children. The couple was separated last June and Mrs. Stein vigorously fought his suit for divorce and for custody of the children on the ground of cruelty. Several weeks ago, Stein had his wife arrested as she was about to board a train, charging she was taking her valuable jewelry belonging to him. Later, he followed her and a Florida real estate man in a taxicab from Chicago to Madisonville, Ky where heuhad them arrested on a charge of adultery., Mrs. Stein did not contest the divorce today. CHAMBER FINDS MILLIONS HERE Survey Shows Boosters Come Close To Truth Pensacola boosters have persistently maintained that the city has about $15,000,000 invested in local industry, and that it has a sizeable payroll. The Chamber of Commerce decided to find out as near as possible for sure about it and last night announced the results of an Informal survey. This shows within a few thousand dollars the boasted fifteen millions invested in a total of 72 industries ranging from naval stores operators to railroads. It shows approximately 11,000 persons working for an annual payroll somewhat in excess of $12,000,000, which amount is largely circulated in other lesser industries not listed in the grand total. In addition to the above general classification, the chamber finds that about 4,000 persons are employed in miscellaneous pursuits, receiving as pay somewhere near $5,000,000 a year. RUSSIA WOULD BAN ALL ARMS Urges United States Join Drastic Disarmament Move GENEVA, Swita, March 19. .T-Russia today appealed to the United States to jcin it in forcing immediate action cn the soviet proposal for total disarmament within four years. The appeal was made before the preparatory committee for a disarmament conference by Maxim Uvinoff, head of the Russian delegation. The American delegates remained silent during today's discussion and Hugh S. Gibson, head of the American delegation and his colleagues have no intention of replying to Litvtaeffs invitation. Florida Federation Of Clubs To Meet MLMI. Fla, March 19. .P Club women of Florida will meet at the Miami Biltmore hotel in Coral Gables tomorrow nig'it in the thir-ty-f erth annual convection cf the Florida Federation cl Woman's clubs. Business sessions cf the three day ; meeting will open at 9 a. m. Wed - j nesday. Tomorrow evening will be i devoted to a reception. I Several representatives cf the general federation are expected to I attend, CITY MAY MET GAS COMPANY IN PUBLICJEARING Mayor Demands No Secrecy When Franchise Comes For Discussion WAS GRANTED IN 1882 Consumers May Be Paying Illuminating Rates For Fuel Use Gas company officials may hold a conference with the board of city commissioners but only if the public is allowed to attend. This was made emphatic by Mayor Harvey Bayliss at the regular meeting of the board yesterday, when the possibility also developed that the franchise granted the gas company by the city in 1882 may need revision. The original franchise, which has been renewed, prescribed rates for illuminating gas, whereas gas now is used chiefly for cooking and heating, it was set forth. Potter Moves Decision to grant gas company officials an audience followed a request from H. W. Potter, vice-president and superintendent of the company for a conference. The request was" in reply to the Langford resolution calling on the company to open its books so that the city could determine if rates it is charging are unjust, as has been alleged. Commissioner Adrian Langford suggested' that the gas company might wish to discuss matters it did not desire the general public to hear. Mayor Speaks Mayor Bayliss replied that he thought such a conference could accomplish good , only if the public were allowed to attend. The clerk was ordered by unanimous assent to inform Mr. Potter that he could have an audience only if it were open to all interested parties. If Mr. Potter desires such a conference, it was said at city hall. It will be called soon and the public notified of the date. Granting conference to the company does not waive the Langford resolution, passed at the previous meeting, which calls for all data pertinent to rates and quality of gas. This opinion was rendered by City Attorney John B. Jones. Mr. Langford stated that as soon as the information is submitted by the company it will be investigated to determine if the company is earning an unjustified return on its investment. If so, rates will be ordered revised, he said. Rates Differ Ben Goodman, president of the Lions club, which last week joined the Pensacola Woman's club in the crusade against alleged excessive rates, declared at the board meeting that the franchise prescribed rates for illuminating gas, which is usually of a better grade and' hence more expensive than fuel gas. City Attorney Jones, when asked by the board if he was familiar with the franchise, replied that he was. He stated that the original franchise was granted in 1882, and renewed in 1891 until January, 1. 192L It provided, he said, and still does, for illuminating gas, with no mention madej of fuel gas. Visitor Compliment A communication from Mrs. A. S. Monroe, one of the city's winter residents, stated i that one month she had paid $7.90 for gas, and had net used it for any ether purpose other than cooking. She has never used gas since, she said. She complimented city; officials on opening, the investigation. ; Mrs. C. M. Sweeney and Mrs. K. M McNeeley, representing Mrs, J. F. Palmes, who instituted the Woman's Club's action, appeared and supported Mr. Goodman's request that the city do something. Mrs. Mabel Gonzalez, representing the Pilot's Club, also stated that Mr. Goodman's request expressed the wishes of her club. May Merge Sea And Land Wire Firms NEW YORK. March 19. Negotiations were reported under way today for the acquisition of ths MacKay companies by the Interna tional Telephone and Telegraph Co. The consolidation would bring the uniting of ocean and land telegraph and telephone systems in many parts cf the wcrid. The International Telephone and Telegraph Co.. as a holding corporation, operates through subsidiaries a large network of communication lines in 47 countries in both hemispheres. Since its organization in 1920 it has expanded rapidly, particularly la La tin America, Mother Forgives I ' V - V V" y r y i. f X After Mrs. C. W. Woodside. of Kansas City, Kas., had been fined $100 for whipping her daughter, Lo-rene, with a coat hanger, the 16-year-old girl went home contritely begging that another beating be given her for the trouble she had caused. But only forgiveness and embraces welcomed her return, for the mother remembers that she ran away from her grandfather 23 years ago in order to escape a whipping. This picture shows Lorene, left, and Mrs. Woodside. LINDY IS GIVEN $25,000 AWARD FORPEACEWORK Gold Medal'And Praise Also Accompany Gift To Airman' NEW YORK, March 1 (JFh-Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh tonight received the Wocdrow Wilson award, consisting of a medal and $25,000 for "his services for the cause of international friendship" during his. good will flight 4o! Central and South America. ' , The presentation was made at a dinner of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Foundation. John W. Davis, former ambassador to Great Britain, in an address explained that Lindbergh was selected as a recipient of the award, not as a victorious soldier, nor as a successful diplomat or statesman, but as "a mere individual," who had "the great fortune to serve peace in most effective ways." NEIGHBORS COME TO VIEW ROADS Baldwin County Board Will Confer With Wheat Baldwin county, Ala., county commissioners will meet the Escambia county group Wednesday for a road conference, Winston E. Wheat, county engineer announced last night. Yesterday, Mr. Wheat said, he was requested by Marvin Taylor, Baldwin county engineer to submit data on hard surface roads similar to the one the state road department is building from Escambia Bay bridge to MiltoiS. Mr. Wheat replied by inviting the Alabama board to come over and inspect the road and at the same time receive full information about how it is built. Baldwin county is planning an extensive program of road building, its engineer advised, and is anxious to learn how most miles per dollar may be obtained. FINDS BODIES OF HIS PARENTS Son Discovers Remains In Double Killing CORDELE. Ga., March 19. W. W. Wilson. 67, a real estate man here, killed his wife. 42, and then ended his own life here today. The bodies were found in the Wilson home by Preston Wilson. 17. Wilson's son, when he came home from high school. - A coroner's jury fcund no motive. Bulldog Leads Boy To Dead Mistress NEWPORT. Ky, March 19. JPy "Buster," a bulldog, today led an errand boy to a room in which his mistress. Mrs. Lucille Kinney, 45, a widow had been dead from asphyxiation, probably since lat Wednesday. The bey had taken a package to the residence every day since las Wednesday. Tcday he opened a doer and was greeted by the dog which ran excitedly upand down the stairway. Following the dee. the boy was led upstairs to a bedroom where the woman lay dead. Cu ;;ts pa a he a ter vere p js. MARINE FLIERS ARE FIRED UPON BY NICARAGUANS Captain Is Wounded When Planes Draw Bullets Of Natives SANDINO MEN BOMBED Nicaraguan Forces Arc Losing Their Fear Of Planes MANAGUA, Nic, March 19, (JP Marine aviators engaged a large group of Sandino men northeast of Nueva Segovia today. The rebels fired on the planes and Captain Francis E. Pierce, an observer, was wounded in one foot. Michael Wod-arzeyk, a gunnery sergeant, found a bullet hole in his parachute pack, but he was uninjured. Wound Not Serious Captain Pierce's wound is not serious. He was brought here by plane. The engagement took place in the vicinity where yesterday two marine planes were fired on. On that occasion a rifle bullet struck a bomb in one of the planes, but the bomb did not explode. Apparently Sandino's followers are losing their fear of the planes and becoming bolder. Previously they made no attempt to shoot the American aviators but scuttled to cover in the jungle when they heard an airplane motor. Bombs Dropped Official statements on today's affair were not obtainable, but it is reported that the aviators dropped several bombs among the rebels and killed a number of them. The size of the rebel force was not announced but it is believed to have been considerable. Military headquarters also declined to reveal the exact location of the contac ts of yesterday and today because of military reasons. Colonel Robert H. Dunlap, commander of the marine base in Oco-tal, has arrived here for a conference with General Logan Feland and other officers. MAYOR HAS NO DEBATE NOTICE Does Not Recognize Challenge From Aspiring City Candidate Mayor Harvey Bayliss has rer ceived no notice from Lawrence A. Wilson, his opponent in the campaign for nomination as city commissioner in the primary of April 10, of a challenge to debate. In an advertisement published Sunday, Wilson attacked the mayor for his alleged hesitancy to publish the city audit, and asked Mri Bayliss to meet him on the debating platform. Mr. Bayliss said he understood it was customary, when challenging to issue a challenge by letter or word of mouth. He has not indicated yet whether he will accept Mr. Wilson's challenge. 'OVER THERE SINGER DIES Nora Bayes Gave Nation Its War-Time Song NEW YORK, March 19. ;r Nora Bayes, comedienne, who delighted audiences in Broadway and London theatres for more than a score of ytars, and cheered many persons privately by her generous acts, died today at a Brooklyn hospital. "She performed one great patriotic service with tier voice. In 1917 the country needed a song to express the war time spirit. Nora Bayes sang "Over There" and the country had its song. Woman To Hang For Rancher's Murder TUCSON. Ariz., March 19. JPy Mrs. Eva Dugan today was sentenced to be hanged June 1 next for the murder of A. J. V. Mathis, a rancher. Mrs. Dugan was brought from the state prison at Florence to hear sentence pronounced. She is serving a term of from three to six years for grand larceny growing out cf the theft of an automobile. Peter L.Rollo Will Run For Legislature Peter L. Rollo, formerly in the real estate business here and widely known as a civic worker, lat night announced that he would be a candidate for the legislature in the coming election. Mr. Rcllo is at present traveling as a salesman, covering the entire state. He reports that business con- l ditions in Pensacola and West Flor-I ida " generally are far superior to i conditions ia Eouta IScriia, Pastor Jumps For Collection Plate ATLANTA, March 19. Six officers of the Mount Vernon Negro Baptist church today asked Fulton county superior court to enjoin Rev. W. M. Jones from further practice of his ministerial duties, charging that he is "fit only to dance the black bottom, sing bass in the choir and make a rush for ths collection plates." The pastor, it is charged, has "demonstrated his total unfitness to enshroud himself with the cloth of the clergy." and. the petition says, "it is well nigh necessary to hold the said Jcnes when the collection is beinj taken up." COUNTY SCHOOL HEADS TO HELP SOLVE PROBLEM Local Official Called To Take Part In Parley At Jacksonville William Tyler, county school superintendent and O. J. Semmes. chairman of the county board of education will attend a meeting in Jacksonville Wednesday of school officials from all over the state. The meeting has been called by W. S. Cawthon, state school superintendent to consider important matters in connection with school administration, Mr. Semmes said yesterday. Superintendents and members of all county boards in the state have been summoned to the meeting. Whether members of school boards shall appoint their own superintendent instead of having his office filled by election; whether all six members of the county board shall be elected at the same time, and whether school tax districts are still useful In the school system, are subjects to be taken up at the meeting. Mr. Semmes said.: " " The officii will be - in session two days. BANKER IS PUT ON TRIAL AGAIN Forrest Lake Faces New Embezzlement Charge SANFORD, Fla., March 19. (Ah-Forrest Lake, Sanford banker, is again on trial here today, facing another of the 15 indictments growins out of the failure of the Semlncle County Bank, last August. The defendant was convicted last week of embezzlement and misappropriation of bank funds and is now on trial on a Joint indictment charging he and A. R. Key, former cashier, embezzled bank funds, j The court granted a severance of the Joint charge so that Lake could be tried at once. Key being confined to his home on account of illness. The indictment Involves the alleged taking of money from the defunct bank on the day that its doors failed to open for business, Aug. 6. VESSEL BRINGS RARE LUMBER Bull Liner Discharges Material For High Grade Furniture Raw material for expensive furniture was brought into the port of Pensacola yesterday by the Margaret, Bull Steamship freighter, which discharged a mahogany cargo. From Pensacola the logs will cover the final lap of their journey from Africa to furniture factories at New Orleans and NashYille. They were brought to the port cf New York where they were loaded onto the Margaret for Pensacola. The logs weigh about 150,000 tons, only a part cf the cargo brought here by the Margaret. They will be shipped from Pensacola to factories by rail. Power Boats Smash Old Speed Records MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 19. Three new world power boat records, two of them so new there was no former record to break, were set in straightway trials over the mile course in Indian river this afternoon, under the auspices of the American Power Boat Association. Mrs. Grace Connors of Buffalo set a mark of 9.43 miles per hour with her "Miss Okeechobee." It was the first time displacement boats cf the class had been officially clocked over such a course. Wiilard Ware cf Miami Eeach, piloting a class D outboard, drove 31.03 miles per hour. The beat was in a new division. The only old reccrd broken was that for class B outbeards, which i Dudley Towr.e cf Tampa raised j nearly two miles en hour to 3145 I with, tia "Wet LIEUT. LENIIART LOSES LIFE IN BAY DISASTER Student Flier Tries Vainly To Save Life Of His . Instructor WAVE DAMAGES . SHIP Lieutenant Is Pinned In Seat And Drowned In Ten Feet Of Water High seas crippled a navy sea plane off Santa Rosa island yesterday about 2 p. m., and sent one of iti occupants, Lieut. John J.Lenhart to his death. Caroll A. White, an enlisted mm and student flier escaped drowning but enly after he had worked hero ically to rescue the man from whom he was taking his final instruction. Tlunge Into Water Both were plunged into about ten feet of water when their machine, an NY-2 training ship lost a pontoon on the crest of a wave and immediately dipped to the bottom. Collapse of the upper wing pinned Lenhart in his seat. White's frenzied elf orts to free him were in vain. Pilots of two other seaplanes witnessed the tragedy and landed as near the WTeck as possible. Thy were unable to be of assistance except to the enlisted man. Tries To Save Lenhart He was taken from the water by a navy yard speed boat, almost exhausted from diving below In repeated attempts to lift the sagging wing and free his imprisoned companion. , Lenhart was dead when finally taken frcm the wreckage. The accident occurred just off Camp Sauflej'. According to official, version. Lf-ihart tnM,tn Un1 the seaplane' 'down nd. 'As r. approached the rough surface, a wave licked away the front of his main pontoon, and the machine dove straight to the bottom. White's Training Near End White, an electrician's mate f uEt : class, had gone up with Lieut. Lenhart. an instructor, for his final check.'" He had previously completed the required number of air hours with another instructor, and would have been passed on today If his mentor had lived. Lieut. Lenhart, who has been at the navy yard since last -July, is survived here by a bride of less than four months. She resides at 407 West Les street. He also leaves a mother, Mrs. William L. Lenhart, 47 Washington avenue, Nyack, N. Y. He was detailed to the air station from the U. S. S. Florida which is due to visit Pensacola early next month. White, whose home is in Parkers-burg, W. Va., is married and lives at 820 South G street ; Burial In New York Lenharfs body will be sent to Nyack Today from Lloyd's parlors, where it was brought after the accident. Mrs. Lenhart will accompany it. At the air station last night it was said yesterday's accident was the first fatality involving an NY-2 seaplane to take place at the local station. This type is regarded by navy fliers as one cf the safest In service. KILLED FATHER TO SAVE SELF Boy Held For Trial Claims Self Defense ALFHARETTA, Ga. March 19. (JF) Marvin Barrett. 13, today was ordered held for trial on the charge of slaying his father, Robert L. Earrett, by a coroner's Jury. . Barrett was found shot tc death in his home at Cumming yesterday. The boy told the coroner's Jury he shot his father after the latter threatened to shoot him and two other children. "I got the gun first and saw there wasn't no chance for us to get away so I pointed the gun at him," tald Marvin. Coolidge In Favor Of New Dirigibles WASHINGTON, March 13. V-President Coolidge today recommended to Congress that funds be provided for the construction cf two dirigibles, authorization for which has been granted. Congress last year made $200,000 available to begin work cn one cf the rigid airships, but the money was not spent became the navy department could not obtain bids which came within the statute forbidding government construction cn a cost plus basis'. The suggestion of the President was that the secretary of navy be authorized to contract for the construction cf the two ships to ci: tot raara thaa tifiDQLSSV

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