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United States Did Not Delay Man. Date Question, Secretary Hughes Declares

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“The delay has not been caused by us, nor has it affected the administration of the mandated territories which has gone on”, stated Secretary Hughes here today in a speech delivered on the foreign policy of the present administration. “We have had treaties ratified with Belgium and France with respect to the territories under what are called ‘B’ mandates in Africa, and with France as to the ‘A’ mandate for Syria.

“The situation in Mesopotamia has been such that, for local reasons and because of the setting up of a native Arab government in Irak or Mesopotamia, the definition of the form of control to be exercised was delayed by the mandatory power itself. With regard to the other mandates, our position is clear and we are ready to sign the remaining treaties whenever the governments concerned will agree to give this government the equal treatment that it feels it has a righ to ask.

“Matters of this sort must be dealt with in accordance with the just rights and interests of the United States and their assertion in no way should embarrass the league. We desire simply that there shall be no discrimination against the United States because it is not a member of the league. Treaties to this effect could all have been made three years ago, so far as we are concerned. And, as I have said, in most cases they have been made and the contentions of the United States have been recognized as valid.

“Our influence in the cause of peace is constantly exerted and it is, none the less, effectively exerted because we do not embroil ourselves in European political interests. The influence which we have because of our detachment from those interests would end as soon as that detachment ceased.”

BREVITIES

Eddie Cantor, of “Kid Boots”, has accepted the chairmanship of the entertainment committee of the drive of the Federation. Will Rogers, of the “Follies”, and George Jessel of the Hippodrome, will serve on Mr. Cantor’s committee.

Sir Willoughby Dickinson, British Member of Parliament and chairman of the Minority Rights section of the League of Nations. will deliver an address at Carnegie Hall on Sunday. November 2. before the Central and Free Synagogue.

Professor James T. Shotwell, editor of the “History of the World War,” will also address Dr. Wise’s congregation on the same day. Professor Shotwell is the leader of the group which prepared the famous Peace Protocols for the recent session of the League of Nations at Geneva.

Services will start at 11 o’clock.

On the list of income tax returns for the Second District, made available for public inspection by the Treasury Department, the following names and returns appear: Eugene Meyer, Jr., $152,466.60; Alfred Jaretzki, $141,909.31: George Blumenthal. $327,827.83; Herbert Pulitzer. $198,371.95: D. Belasco, $13,856.66; B. M. Baruch, $45,729.30: Samuel Einstein & Co,. Inc. $32,084.78; Edmond E. Wise, $38,443.71; Franklin Simon, $52,973.94; Laura Fleischmann, $54,550.96; Nathan Straus, Jr., $18,216,34; Mark Eisner. $51,856,42; Nathan Ottinger, $13,220.19; Ralph Pulitzer, $83,619.50; Moses J. Strook, $48,160,34; Murry Guggenheim, $346,949.42; S. R.Guggenheim. $300,259.00; Adolph Zukor, $22,856.42; Irwin Untermyer, $7,724.25; Alvin Untermyer, $15,536.66; Joseph Proskauer, $47,657.89; Irving Blumenthal, $48,344.93; Reuben Ladousky, $13,826.20; Byron B. Goldsmith, $20,164.75; Sylvan Stroock, $11,844.24; Louis S. Stroock, $10,817.36; Joseph Stroock, $17,978.48; Chas. Altschul, $28,877.06; Martin Saxe, $27,673.06; Mary Fels, $70,200.57; Henry Sidenberg, $54,956.51; Eugene Meyer, $28,396.28; Bernard F. Gimbel, $12,598.41.

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