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Biloxi Daily Herald (Newspaper) - June 24, 1832, Biloxi, Mississippi 12 pages If you do not receive jont Henid pl««£4! phoDe befon 6:S0 p, m. 37—Biloxi 90-<jaj!fport The Daily Herald THE WEEK-END^ BEST Bargains are Catalogued la Advertisements Appearing In Today'« Heralá. ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIBE—NEA SERVICE HERALD BUILDING, BILOXI MISSISSIPPI COAST, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 24, 19-32 HERALD BUILDING, GULFPORT 15c A WEEK—VOLUME XXXIV—NUMBER 26S Sudden Revolution Upsets Government Of Siam, New Form Is Quickly Adopted FIND BANDITS AND CAPTIVES Pair Wlio Robbed Bank. Killed Dep-Ht>- and Abducted Three Persons Captured In Arkansas. Monrop, La., June 24.—i-iP)—Two bandits ■who participated in the rob-hnry of the Raskin bank Tue.=daT wore lodgf-fl in the Ouachita parish jail hf-rc. Th« men gave thpir names as John V. Thomas, 40, and Walter lieard^D, 27, B'Hh said they -were from Chicago. The prisoners wre brought here from Murfrpr-.sboro, Ark. Present King, Once American Student, May Remain As State's Head ' .Murfreesboro, Ark.. June 24.—(A') —The hunt of a thousand poFsemea for bandits who robbed a bank, killed a deput.v sheriff, wounded four pur-tiUf-rs and abducted three persons to aid thiir flight ha?? ended in the peaceable capture of two men who admit ^uilt. The pair, giving the names of John R. Thomas, 40, and Walter Bearden, M7, but no addre.sse«, were arrested in a filling station near here yesterday in the automobile of a couple they iind forced to drive them for hours in their mad dasli to escape. The car was loaded with weapons and contained the bag of i?l,0<>0 loot from the bank. ("ount.v officers made the arrest but T'nited States Attorney W. N. Ivie of the western district of Arkansas announced at Fort Smith the two would be lield for federal authorities under the new law just signed l)y the preiident which makes transport-in? kidnaped persons across a state line a federal offense. ADMIT GUILT The confessed bandits readily ad-jnitted they had robbed the Bank of Raskin near Monroe, La., last Tuesday and exchanged shots with pursuers, but said they did not know anyone had been killed. Deputy Sheriff Elmo Ferguson of Rayville was shot to death in an exchange with the bunted men at a bridge near AVar.-aw Landing, La. In the running gun fight that ensued, four other possemen received wounds and a woman companion of the bandits, who gave the name of Mrs. :>L'ibel Beck of Birmingham, Ala. was shot down and capturech" She said she bad been picked up as a hitchhiker and forced to accompany them on a series of holdups in L Miisiana. Early in the flight, the - bnndits kidnaped Ferryman S. D. Caldwell in the Louisiana swamp country. Wednesday night, the bandits went tn the home of ^fr. and Mrs. Clyde Taylor of Franklin Parish, La., got them out of iied on a pretext they were needed to care for a sick woman, and then forced the two to drive them onward in an effort to escape into Oklahoma. THIRD MAX ESCAPES Bearden and Thomas said a third man had been with them but left the party early yesterday at Ruston, La. They said he was not wounded. Taylor was exhausted from his drive as Sheriff D. Cummings and two other officers, warned the bandits might come that way, made the arrest in a filling station at Glenwood where they had stopped to inquire the way to Oklahoma. Mrs. Taylor was calm after her experience but said the bandits had warned they would not be taken alive. The Taylors, she said, were well treated but were not allowed to stop for food. Bangkok, Siam, June 24.—OP)—A constitutional monarchy was established in Siam today after a sudden But brief revolution in which only one man was killed. Apparently the rebels were willing that King Prajadhipok, should continue to reign. They annonnced, however, that their object was to' restrict the king's absolute power, eliminate the princes entirely from the goveriiment and force the resignation of the cabinet, a body which consists of the heads of the various departments of state. Its members all are princes. Tennessee Man Returns From Lone 'Round-World Cruise •Washington, June 24.—(iF^—Ken-nett Potter, American charge d'affaires at Bangkok, reported to the sstate department today that the army and navy had revolted in Siam. Potter's message, filed at 2 p.m., Bangkok time, said the revolt broke out this morning and took the country by surprise. Members of the royal family, the minister of interior and the chief of (he police were seized and held at throne hall under guard. The actual leaders of the revolt were not known. Potter said it was rumored that a demand will be made for the establishment of a constitutional monarchy .under the present king. No opposition to the revolt -was reported by Potter. Up until 2 p.m. he said, the streets in Bangkok were quiet, but one officer was said to have been shot for refusal to join the movement. Potter added that circulars were issued stating that martial law was established and that opposition would endanger the royal family. A daring one-man world cruise which started in 1928 came to a successful end when the Sturdy IL 37-foot craft pictured above, drew into New York harbor and Edward ililes, o-S, of ilemphis, Tenn., its master, owner and crew, right, lifted his hand in greeting to Manhattan. When the original Sturdy in which Miles sailed from New York four years ago, burned in Port Said, Egypt, Miles returned tn American, built another boat and shipped it to Port Said. Then he continued his trip, visiting Siam, French Indo-China, Singapore, Java. Hongkong, Tokio. Harl)in, over to Honolulu, thence to San Francisco. Then he headed south, went through the Panama and up the east Coast . The trip, he said "cost i??.0,000 but was worth it." RATE HEARING IS CONCLUDED Head of Waterman Steamship Corporation Heard By Examiner For Commerce Commissioner. SIAMESE KING ATTENDED COLLEGE IN MISSISSIPPI King Prajadhipok of Siam, when a prince, attended Mississippi A. & M. College while securing his education in the United States. He and his wife, the Empress oi Siam, visited the United States last April at wliich time the king underwent special hospital treatment to cure a defect in his vision. The royal couple traveled incognito, except at New York, where tJiey were welcomed as ruling mon-archs. CONNER MEETS WITH BOARDS College Trustees and State Iiuaiie Board Holding Important .Assemblies in Jackson. FARM AGENTS ARE INCREASED Dire<-tor of Extension Work Sa.vs State Has Record Number of Coun-and Demonstration Workers. . .Jackiou, June 24.—(JP)—While a majority of other states are engaged in reducing their extension forces as economy measures, Mississippi is advancing its work and now has more county and home demonstration .ngents than at any time in history, L. A. Olson, state director of extension work, said today- Here for a meeting of the central board of state institutions, Olson announced that two new cotinty agents will start work Ju.'.v 1, made possi-blf through appropriations of county boards. K. H. Bryson has beci named county ai;cnt of Hancock county, effective that date, and Jliss Gladiola Branscombe become» dcmon-strari"n agent for Humphreys county, Olson said. With thc^e, the state will have approximately 170 county and home demonstration agents at work in tho 82 counties, including 4" negro men and women agents. Seventy-eight of the S2 countic.s are represented, either by while or negro cotinty or home uemonstration agents, the extensiou director said. ••Exteu>ion work, in our opinion, is in the nii^-t wholesome condition, insofar as ;ts jieojile are concerned, it ha« ever be;'!! in." «»Ison said, adding thi< i< in th-- face of salary Cits iiiid rpdiictions; in appropria-liuns. made necessary by government economies. All of the 240 odd employes of the extension service are pledged to a record year's work, he said, aimed at doing evor>thing possible to remedy economic conditions in the state through improving farm conditions «ad crop yields. Jackson, June 24.—(>P)—John Lee Gainey, today was elected secretary and business manager of the University of Mississippi by tlie central board of control of institutions of higher learning. The board put Judge William Hemingway, Jackson, and R. J. Farley, Oxford, back on the law school staff. Both had been released in 1930. The electrical engineering department was abolished for the next term, and A. B. Hargis named head of the civil engineering department, replacing D. 6. Gladney. Hargis has been city engineer at Jellicoe, Tenn. N. B. Bond, who had been dean of the graduate school is now head of department of sociology, under today's action. Otlier appointments to the Ole Miss faculty announced today follow: J. K. Hamm, re-elected alumni secretary and secretary to the dean of the law school. E. N. Lowe, state geologist; H. D. Morse, assistant. Department of chemistry; J. N. Swan, Dean; G. H. Woolett, Y. A. Coulter, and J. E, Foglesong, members of faculty. New Orleans, June 24—(5')—Closing a public hearing here on maintenance of a rate differential for gulf ports on export and imports rail traffic, an examiner for the Interstate Commerce Commission heard J. B. Waterman, Mobile, president of Waterman Steamship corporation, assert that "public interest and the policy of the I. C. C. of furthering the development of ports and shipping interests both demand lower rail rates for imports and exports of the gulf ports." The gulf outlets» and rail lines serving them are seeking to keep in effect a lower rail rate for traffic moving to aud from the gulf against the opposition of Eastern rail lines and Atlantic seaboard ports. The hearing will be resumed in Savannah, Ga., on Monday. E. H. Burgess, New York, repre-'< senting Eastern railroads, moved to strike from the record all testimony taken here on the allegation that data pertaining to conditions "at or beyond the ports" was irrelevant. The gulf ports are haudicapped by a combination of circumstances which make lower rail rates necessary if they are to compete with the Atlantic seaboard. Waterman told the examiner. He said these circumstances included tlie nearer position of the eastern ports io Europe, and the consequent time elements. Second Tidal Wave Finds Village In Mexico Evacuated Mexico City. June 24.—Dispatches from Colima today said another earthquake and smaller tidal w^ave hit Cnyutlan late yesterday, but caused no damage or less of life, because _the town had been evacuated. Yesterday rep'^Tts placed the death toll of the former tidal wave at 100. The dispatch said everything in the path of the first wave was leveled and the wave was 33 feet high as it left the sea. Additional relief and rescue work was in progress today. The federal government sent 1.000 army tents to Colima to be used to shelter the homeless. A dispatch from Guadalajara said 23 light shocks were felt there yesterday, but no damage was done. Five shocks were'recorded in. Mexico. City, BILBO IN RACE CIRCUIT COURT TERM CLOSES Alleged Leader of Hancock County Group Receives 7-Year Sentence On BuBglar}' Charge. When .vou want to reach the pcopje of the Mi-isi.'^-^ippi Coaait tiy »B âd m The Dailjr HenOd. ««▼ Jackson, June 24.—(JP)—Governor Sennett Conner today met with two state boards to consider personnel problems. Tile board of control for state institutions of higher learning resiiin-d work this moining after a long ses-.«■ion yesterd.iy diiring which r'^om-mendations for staffs at the various schools were submitted by in^titutio.n heads. Dr. Hugh Critz. president of state college at Starkville. was before t!ie board during the morning session. Dr. Alfred Hume, chancellor-elect of the University, also was here to finish up appointment of the staff at Ole Jiiss. It was learned that Lee Gainey, teacher, and a colonel of Gov. Conner's staff, wag being considered for the post of secretary-manager of Ole At the same time it was said that the board was considering transferring W. C. Trotrer. jire'^ent secre-tary. to another state c(dieie in a similar capacity. Election of other c>dl'>g'> department heads was slated by the board of control of the colleges, which hoped to conclude the two-day session late today. Meanwhile, the new board of trustees of the Jackson state insane hospital met in the governor's private chamber to organize and make po.^-sible changes at that institution. Th.i term of Claude Gray, busini^s man-aser. has expired and a successor 's schedule<l to be named today. A sciire of candidates hat« applied for ti-; iwsition. ----I With the conviction this morning < f Leonard Frederick, Jr., one of a group of Hancock county negroes cliarged with burglary in connection Willi the burglarization early in April of tlie Dedeanx store at Delisle, the circuit term under way for the past two weeks came to an end, and Judge Waller A. White adjourned the term af;er imposing a seven-year penitentiary sentence upon Frederick, the maximum under the statutes. Frederick was declared to have been the ring le.tder of the group of colored youths charged with a series of burglaries. Ivey Gillum. 16, another member of the group, who yesterday afternoon went to trial, was alsri convicted by the jury and drew a five-yenr seiii>'nce. bur the Judge ih;s morning reduced this senience to 1 year. Sfiireiices were d. ferred upon Tel-lis .'^aucier and ^^"il!ie .Tones, oiiier members of the croup wlio entered p'ea'; fif guilty, hut who earlier in th''' term had rccivd 18 months aud 1 year sentences rcspecnvely upon another burglary charge. The charge .against Albert Gillam an^'ther member of the group charged v.-ith the burglaries, was nol prossed after all the other defendants had stated that he had nothing to do with any of them. BYRD APPE.\LS CASE ■T. S. "lied" Byni. who yesterday received a seven-year P'^niientiary scnrciice fidlnwiug liis cinivi'-ni'n oi) a ch.irge of ar>oii will appeal ca-e t-i the supri^ine <-o!irr. it wa« said !iy his att<>rn'\\'s t-idny. aftpr Judge White h:jd overruled wirhmi; argument a motion for a new trial. The case against Robert A. Mur-rah and Will Lav.rence. the latter a negro, charged jointly with Byrd, was continued. Lawrence was already out under bond and today Sheriff C. P. McLc d of George cotinty, where Murrah is said to have formerly resided. .".nd a number of other prominent citizens of that coiinty came to Gulfport and signed a ,<l.')i>0 bond for Murrah reti'.rna'.de to the January term of circuit court. - — SecPetary Checks Calendar and Finds Candidates Have Another Day In Whidi to Enter Campaign. Jackson, June 24.—(yP)—While the Mississippi supreme court weighed arguments for and against the state's new redistrictiug act, 22 candidates who formally have filed for Congress aud several others who are considering entering the race, .today were pondering over the prospects of a sizzling campaign this summer. The high court, after hearing arguments on appeals taken from two lower court rulings holding the re-iiistricting act unconstitutional, today had the case under advisement- Members of the court indicated a decision would be forthcoming next week. The supreme court is s'ated to adjourn Monday, but it was learned that in the event a decision has not been reached by that date, the session will be extended to the following Monday. No one seemg to know the exact status of the congressional contest, and doubt was expressed by Democratic party leaders that tJhe supreme court decision would entirely clarify the situation. The muddle dates back to the re-api>ortionment act of Congress, which reduccd the number of Mississippi representatives in the lower House of Congress from eight to seven. 'The legislature accomplished this reduction by combining the old seventh aud eighth districts into one large territory, leaving the other six districts virtually untouched. CITIZENS PROTESTED A group or citizens of the old seventh district, opposing the act, attacked its constitutionality in a petition for an Injunction against Secretary of State W.alker Wood, restraining him from carrying out his official duties in connection with the election of congressmen in the November general election. j The Pike chancery court granted | the injunction aud an appeal was (Continued on page five) VESSELS CARRY LARGECARGOES Three Steamship.s Sail From Gulf-port With iMore Than 2,000,000 Feet of Lumber. Carrying more than 2,000,000 feet of yellow pine lumber aud timber and hardwood lumber, three freighters cleared aad sailed from Gulfport during the past two days. The Italian freighter Intergritas with Guido Guidi, master, for A. O. Thompson, sailed Thursday afternoon bound for Naples Italy by way of New Orleans. Orange, Algiers, Marseilles and Genoa with 59,500 feet pine timber for Algiers; 201,250 feet pine timber for Marseilles; 400,000 feet pine timbee and 250,ToO-feet pine lumber'to Genoa," and 19,000 feet pine timber to Naples. The British freighter City of Dunkirk, H. Johnson, master, for A. O. Thompson, sailed Wednesday bound for Alexandria. Egypt, by way of Port Arthur, Houston and north Atlantic ports with 36,000 feet gum lumber, S.-IOO feet oak lumber, 321,-750 feel pine lumber and timber, and 500 onion crates. The American freighter Afoundria, A. Anderson, master, for Waterman Steamship Corporation, sailed Wednesday for Liverpool. Manchester, Glasgow and Greenock bv wav of Mobile. ' ■ ' ■ The complete manifest listed 95 bales of cotton, 75,000 feet ash lumber 1.54,000 feet oak lumber, 52,500 feet poplar lumber, 69,000 feet pine timber, 25,000 feet magnolia lumber, 7,000 feet eak squares, 17,000 feet gum and 27,000 túpelo lumber for Liverpool; 95,000 feet oak lumber, and 10,000 feet poplar lumber for Manchester; 47,500 feet oak lumber, 14.000 feet poplar lumber, 11,000 feet Cottonwood lumber and 50,000 feet pina timber for Glasgow, and 157,500 feet pine timber for Greenock. They were no freighters in port at noon today. LAWYER FAVORS PROPOSEDBANK L. K. Mcintosh Believes Depositors In Closed Bank Will Profit Most From New Bank. Boat Blast Kills One, Injures Two New Orleans, June 24.—(/P)—One man was missing and two others were in a hospital here seriously burne.d today fiillowinS' an explosion just before midnight night aboard a motor lugger in the Ml.ssissippi river harbor here. William Meiling, •''.0. member ot a Gretna firm of cmenr nianuf.-.c-tiirers. c uld not 'ne locaied after tli" blast and l)erev d to have drowned in the river. Alois France, 20. wlio wa? rei)air-ing tlie boat's motor at the time of the explosion, was critically burned about the face and body. Orlo France, 21. a brother. was also burned, but less seriously. The explosion occurred in midstream after the boat stalled "while the three were putting fish trip on the gulf. gasoline were ignited audg ing craft sank. The i'ran swam ashore but no trace of Mellins. - L. K, Mcintosh, former member of the Depositors Committee and a member of the law firm of Buntin and Mcintosh of Gulfport, madi the following statement today relative to the banking situation in Gulfport: "For some time I have been an advocate of a move on the part of a number of depositors to arrive at a compromise on the situation between the depositors and the stockholders, and out of this move I think has now-been secured a contract which wi!l give tlie depositors more immediate cn=li and a greater final return from tiicir depn.sits than they would receive from the liquidation of the bank. "In discussions of compromise with groups of the depositors and the (Continued on page seven) TODAY'S GAM AMERICAN No ganif-s schediile<i. N.VTION.AL r.rooklyn .. 020 Of» Boston ____ 000 tfi Thurston and Lopez ; Seibold and Hargrave. Homer: Wilson 6th. Cincinnati .. 001 0 Pittsburgh . 021 0 Rixey and Lombardi ; Meine and Grace. New York .. 020 00 Philanelphia :VJ0 01 Mooney and Hogan ; Hansen and V. Davis. Homers: Hurst Ott Jnd. RELIEF BILL SUBJECT OF iQwma House and Senate Pass Different Unemployment Bills And Seek Agreement Through Conference. Washington, June 24.—The House today went into conference with the Senate on the .-«isOO,>000,000 Garner-Wagner relief bill. Negotiations will begin immediately in an effort to reach a compromise on differences between the two houses over the measures. The Senate passed the Wagner bill «yesterday while the House approved the Garner measure some time ago. Speaker Garner appointed as House conferees Chairman Collier of the ways and means committee. Representative Crisp of Georgia, Rainey of Illinois, Democrat; Representative Treadway of ^rassachusettasi, and Bacharach, of New Jersey, Republicans. Senate conferees, named yesterday, are Chairman Norbeck of the banking coiiimittee and Senators Brookhart, (R., Iowa) and W.agner (D., N. Y.). A tug of war between the forces of speaker Garner, presidential candidate, and the Senate was in the making today over the unemployment re-lief bill, last great issue of the congressional session. The Senate passed the relief bill without even a record vote, immediately appointing conferees to compromise with the house. Though its text was far different from the one adopted by the representatives under the Garner spur, the bill bore the House title, to permit immediate conference. Moreover the Senate had knuckled down to House demands to extent of incorporating the ii!300,000.-000 loans to states provision previously passed separately. This had been an attempt to get some relief enacted even though the major bill should fall under a generally expected veto. But the Garner forces had refused to consider the loan bill by itself, insisting that their measure —the one condemned by President Hoover as a "gigantic pork barrel"—should be the basis of whatever relief legislation is put up to the president. NO TRACE OF BAM BANDITS Car Used In Pascagoula Robbery Believed To Have Been Stolen From Negro In ^Mobile. Pascagoula, June 24—(JP)—Police of the coast and other points today continued their search for the robbers who yesterday morning held up the National Bank of Pascagoula and escaped with .'?7,565 in cash and overlooked $13,000, after they had forced three employes and a customer into a vault. Jackson county officiate traced the car used by the robbers to a point near Union Church, Alabama, and supposition was that the car continued toward Meridian, Miss. The automobile was reported to have been stolen from a negro in Mobile and was a blue-biack sedan. The negro is reported to have been robbed AVednesday night by the bandit in ^Mobile. The negro's description of the men fited with the description given by the bank employes. The negro reported to police that the men drove up to the side of his car in the suburbs of Mobile and one jumped on the running board while another another entered the car and the third remained in the robber's automobile. Free Suspects On Bond at Vicksburg Natchez. June 24.—(.'P)—Le" Mid-dleton. 17, his step-father, V?rnon Campbell and Charles C. Coon, all of Yicksburg, charged with murder in connection with the slaying of Will Harvey, negro Y. and M. V. railroad fireman, on May 22, were released yesterday on bond following habeas corpus proceedings before Chancellor R. W. Cutrer. Coon's bail was set at .'i!2.000. Bail for the two others was set at .?1,000 each. ' Witnesses at the hearing yesterday testified that ^liddleton was on a fox hunt near Meadville, Mi-s., at the time of the killing. Two witnesses yestei'day said that Middl.-'ton told them after the killing that he fired the fatal shots. Coon loaded the shotgun and Campbell drove the car from which tiie shots were fired, the witnesses, Mrs. Gertrude Boston. Vicksburg boarding house keeper, and her daughter, Miss Alma Green, said Middleton told them. In an attempt to impeach Mrs. Boston's testimony, defense attorneys introduced records showing that she had been charged with di-orderly conduct at Vicksburg. Campground Pastor School Opens June 27 A pastor's school beginning Monday and continuing until July 8 marks the beginning of the Oiith snmmer program at the Methodist Seashore Assembly in Biloxi. Pastors from Mississippi. Alabama and Louisiana will attend. Bishop Hoyt M. Dobbs, Shreve-port. La.; Dr. W. F. Quillian. general secretary of the board of christian' education of Nashville, "^enn.; Dr. O. E. Goddard, foreign secretary of the general board of missions anl Dr. Ed F. Cook, pastor of Vineville street, church. Macon. Ga., will be the featured speakers. A pret«ntiou3 program baf been prepared. Bridal Party Stranded When Car Is Stolen Wiggins. June 23.—A wedding party was left stranded in Gulfport Wednesday evening when the car of the newlyweds was stolen shortly after the ceremony had been performed and while they were at a restaurant. The young couple. Miss Celeste Lott, daughter of Mr. and 3Irs, Peter I/Ott of Wiggins, and Frank T. Kotch son of Mrs. L. A. Varnado, also of Wiggins were married at Gulfport at the parsonage of the Baptist church with the Rev. P. S. Dodge officiating. The young couple represent two of Wiggin's most prominent families and are popular in Wiggins and alonsr the Coast. The groom at first thought that the disappearance of his car was only a practical joke on the part of friends when the disappearance was discovered, and some hesitancy was shown in notifying police. Officers were notified in a short time, however, and the car was searched for. The car was owned by a, brother of the groom, Williard Varnado, who yesterday afternoon stated that he had received word to the effect that police in Ocean Springs was holding what they thought was his car, but he had not at that fime made the trip to that city to identify it. The car had been borrowed by Kotch for the wedding trip. Mr. Kotch is the local agent for the Superior Oil Company, and the young couple will for tlie present make their home with the groom's father. AGED SOLDIERS PARADE TODAY Confederate Veterans Rid© Down Streets Flanked With .Alonuments ot Ciill War Heroes. By HEYWOOD BELL Richmond, Va., June 24.—C^^)—A feeble remnant of the once, magnificent armies of the confederacy today passed in review before the bronze statues of Lee, Jackson aud Stuart mounted on stone pwlestals high above Richmond's famed avenue of heroes. The parade was the climax to the forty-second annual reunion of the L'nited Confederate Veterans—appropriately down the broad sweep of Monument avenue. But the veterans did not march to martial music. They rode in shiny new automobiles. Their bodies were aged, but the veterans of the sixtios forgot the ravages of time and the frailties of the flesh, and proudly and reverently lifted their hands in salute to the men who were their leaders in the day when they wrote imperishable history. While military and patriotic organizations, gay with the panoply of war and the festoons of peace, marched again as escprt to the survivors of the army of the confederacy, the streets were lined with thousands of citizens eager to pay their tribute to the veterans in gray. From the capitol wliere Jefferson Davis was inaugurated president of the Confederate States of America and where Robert E. Lee accepted command of the armed forces of Virginia, today's procession passed the church within whose portals many Confederate leaders worshipped and out to the famous Monument avenue, dedicated to Confederate heroes, passing at one point a gun marking the inner defense of Richmond where for four years an unbroken line was maintained. Everywhere the banners of the Coni'cderacy were flying. The stars and bars, and the battle flag were waving, not in defiance, but in proud kinship to the Stars aud Stripes under whose fold sons and grandsons of Confederate veterans fought and died in "JS and '17-'18. Promptiv at noon a bugle's notes sounded "forward" and the parade moved off as the finale of the reunion. For hours th/e throng watched it along its ten mile march. - Leading it was General William McK. Evans, commander of the army of northern Virginia, and chief marshal, followed by his mounted staff. General Homer T. Atkinson, new commander-in-chief, and General C. A. Di^ Saussnre, hs predecessor led the veterans column. The Confederate units in order were the navy, Forrest cavalry- Tennessee department. trans-Mississippi department, aud armv of northern Virginia. After the veterans came the Confederated Southern Memorial Association. United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Sons of Confederate Veterans. ^ ETERAN FATALLY HURT Quantico, Va„ June 21.—J- C. Burch. confederate veteran of Anderson. Ala., was fatally injured and S. Y. Fowler of Flor^^nce. Ala., another confederate veteran, was critically hurt in an aut 'mobile accident; near here yesterday. They were en route to Washington from the confederate reunion in Richmond. The car driven by Mi^s Ruby Reeder of Florence overturned about two miles south of here. Burch died in the Marine h-^spital here about three hours after the accident. Fowler su|fl'rcd Internal injuries and shock. Miss Reeder e.scaped with iniiior injuries. New Postal Rates Effective July 6 Alfiioii'-h .the revenue bill r''cently enacted into law i^y th» T'nited States Congress went into effect a few days ago. Coast postal authorities today p anted out that the increase in postal rates would not go into effect until July 6. The bill provides for an increase from 2 cents to ■> cents for all letters and other first-class mail with the exception of postal cards. Airmail also is a ff'-c'.ed by the bill, the rate having been raised fr-'m .*> cents to 8 cents for the first ounc^, and 13 cents for each additional oonc«. PLANHGHTON PARTY'S RULES OFNOpAnON Rof^velt Faction Determined To Abolish Two-Thirds Rule —Smith Leader Assails Leading Candidate. Chicago, June 24.—(iP)—Roosevelt leaders today arrayed their forcca in an open campaign to kiir on its one hundredth birthday the venerable Democratic rule that two-tWrds of th» national convention must asree upo» a candidate before he can bccome the party presidential nominee. And wherever party councils met, the kettle of speculation boiled furiously as to whether a broadside directed against Roosevelt by Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City, staunch Smith supporter and vice chairman of the Democratic national committee, implied Alfred E. Smith would step out of the presidential race if Roose« velt did likewise. Hague openly announced last nisht he was convinced RocsttV^;; iii^'t have a chance to be elected if nominated by the convention and would not carry "a single state east of the Mississippi and very few in the Far West." Many party chieftains felt the open war of the Roosevelt faction on the two-thirds vote was brought to a quick he^d to offset any anti-Roosevelt .sentiment Hague's statement might have developed. lALTs'CH ATTACK All the leaders in the New Yorker's drive for the nomination were pledged to do all within their power to keep the aged rule—adopted by the convention of 1832 and in force ever since—out of the regulations governing next week's meeting, by a headlong attack launched even before the delegates are called to order. Oilier candidates viewing the two-thirds rule as their principal hope of stopping the Empire state executive, studied party laws and precedents and sought to solidify the variegated followings into a unified opposition with which to face the Rooseveltian attack. Claiming some 690 convention rotes well over a majority, the Roosevelt tacticians were confident they could accomplish their purpose and then nominate their candidate. However, theiç enumeration of delegates was disputed by Alfred E. Smith, who would concedc the governor hut 570— eight ballots short of a majority. The decision to concentrate upon an open attack on the two-thirds rule came out. of a smoky conference room at the Congress hotel in which - the Roosevelt chieftians discussed strategy until nearly midnight last night. ADOPT RESOLUTION To a waitinjî throng of newspapermen, James A. Farley, manager of the Roosevelt campaign, handed this statement: "At a meeting of the friends of Governor Roosevelt, consisting of leading Democrats from practically every state and territory the following resolution was adopted unanimously : "■'That it be the sense of this gathering of friends of Franklin D. Roose-(Continued on page seven) THIRD PARTY FORESEEN IF RULE IS CHANGED Chicago. June 24.—(JP)—Governor William H. ilurray predicted today that if the Roosevelt forces succeeded in abolishing the two-thirds rule a third piirty would be set up. The Oklahoma governor, one of the numerous contenders for the presidential nomination, said, "if the Roosevelt people are successful in abrogating the two-thirds rule it will mean that Governor Roo.sevelt cannot be elected." "Why, we will destroy our party if we destroy the two-thirds rule," he added. "We might as well nominate poor old Champ ^Clark, long since dead. He was deserving of nomination. "If the Roosevelt people put it aver it will m^an a third party." 18 CANDIDATES ATLONGBEACH H. A. Genung Opposed By W. H. Meeks For Reelection as flayer— Ten Out For .\ldermen. A total of 18 candidates have an-nouncefl fo'r the municipal primary election in Long Beach July 2.3. Tlie various offices to which candidates are aspiring are mayor, ald-ormen, clerk and marshal and lax collector. Mayor Genung. who is running for !e-eIe<ition, is upjiosed by W. H. Meeks. Tlie list of catididates follow: Mayor; H. A. Genung, W. H, Meeks. For Alderman, Fred Skellie. W. E. Fülingim, W. C. Capers. J. R. Porter, Ben Simmons, E. J. Hanltner, C. H. Castañera, John W. Campbell, J. H. Jarman, George W. Saucier. Marshal and tax collector, K. V. Wo'Klward, O. W. Quarles, A, Hooker, 1). H. Hudgins. flork—Virgil D. Quarles, J. E. JlcCormack. PAVING NEARS COMPLETION Pensacola, June 24.—Pavement of sfven miles of the road connecting the new Lillian bridge with the Old Spanish Trail west of Pensacola !\ill be complete<l within a couple of weeks, according to the report of a state engineer, filed with the board of county commissioners. ROOSEVELT ON FIRST BALLOT. SAYS HARRISON Chicago. June 24.—(/?)—Senator Pat Harrison, of Mi-sàissippi, today predicted that Governor Roosevelt would be nominated on the first ballot and that he could -win in November against President Hoove*. riBTÉihl i^Ü