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PACT DEPENDS ON ELECTIONS IN BRITAIN - Reparations Settlement Can Make Little Progress Before Thursday. - BOTH SIDES SEEK FINAL AGREEMENT - Young Tries to Persuade Germany to Accept Allied Revision of Its Plan. - BY PAUL SCOTT MOWRER (Special Cable to the Toledo Blade and the Chicago Daily News, Inc. Copyright, 1929) Paris, May 27——The final reparations settlement still is deadlocked and promises to continue more or less so until after the British elections Thursday. There have been a number of developments, however. The Germans, it will be remembered, accepted Chairman Owen D. Young's figure of 37 annuities of 2,050,000,000 marks each with reservations, and the Allies accepted it in principle but with "bookkeeping" changes which brought the figure in reality to 81,000,000 a year more. They have since revised this to 50,000,000. Mr. Young's present endeavor seems to be to persuade the Germans to accept the allies' readjustments of the German reservations and also to persuade the allies to drop their bookkeeping ideas and bring down the annuity to the original Young figure. To this end he is urging that the problem of distribution of the annuity among the allies to be left for the governments to settle later. Also, with the help of the British he is urging that the war marks settlement between Belgium and Germany be left to the governments. Now that the Belgian elections are over, with apparently no great change in the Belgian political situation, this idea should be accepted more easily than was possible prior to the elections. Conversations are continuing actively. Meanwhile, France has informed the United States it intends to reconsider ratification of the Mellon-Berenger war debts agreement concurrently with the experts' report on reparations as soon as this is concluded, and the United States government accordingly has promised France to try to get the war stocks payment, due Aug. 1, postponed by congress to May 1, 1930. The French Socialist party has voted a resolution protesting against the experts' method of making all reductions in that part of the annuity reserved for actual reparations instead of the part of the annuity reserved to pay war debts to the United States. The Socialists demand an appeal be made to the United States on this subject, giving absolute priority to reparations over war debts, and promising French support to the United States in the disarmament question. Premier Poincare has replied that the Socialists cannot discuss these matters in the chamber of deputies until the experts' report is finished and has told the foreign affairs commission that he can give them no information on the subject until he has seen the whole report. - Girl's Accident Case Near Close - Life Threatened [[image: portrait of woman]] Constance Morrow Reported threats against the life of Miss Constance Morrow, youngest daughter of Ambassador and Mrs. Dwight B. Morrow, are being investigated, since the hurried departure of the family and Col. Charles A. Lindbergh for the Morrow summer home at North Haven, Me. - "Buck" Weaver's Son, 10, Flies Plane by Himself - Youngster Earns Wings on Trip From Lorain to Cedar Point; Takes Controls From Parker Cramer, Noted Pilot. - BY R.E. ROBERTS THE flying son of a flying father earned his wings Sunday morning when George "Buck" Weaver, 10, a fourth grade pupil at Whittier school, son of "Buck" Weaver, former army flying instructor, took over the controls of a Cessna monoplane high in the air and piloted the ship from Lorain to Cedar Point, a distance of 50 miles. Returning to Toledo from Cleveland with his mother, Mrs. Hattie Meyers Junkin, widow of two airmen and one of the two women members of the "Early Birds," an exclusive air organization, "Buck" took over the controls of the big Cessna from Parker Cramer, noted flier, while flying 2,800 feet above Lorain. Speeding through the air at 110 miles an hour, "Buck" amazed both his mother and Cramer by handling the plane like a veteran. To test the youngster's knowledge of airplane handling, Cramer put him through several turns and banks, "Buck" handling them like a veteran pilot. The trip from Cleveland to Toledo was made in 45 minutes. It was "Buck's" first time at the controls of a plane in the air, the young airman having had considerable handling of a plane on the ground. The youngster was given a royal greeting at Cleveland by a number of mail fliers, in addition to Major Berry, commandant of the Cleveland airport, who was a flying instructor with "Buck's" father in the army air corps. Parker Cramer, whose air life has been crowded with thrills, was frank to admit that "Buck" gave him an added thrill by handling the plane without any suggestions from him. Cramer plans to continue the boy's flying instructions personally, so pleased is he with "Buck's" ability to grasp the art of handling a plane. - MAN, HANDCUFF [[cut off]] - 2 RACE DRIVERS INJURED HERE - Ft. Miami Event Marked by Smashup of Two Autos. - S. H. Jarrett and Sam Ross, speedsters who competed in the 100-mile auto race at Fort Miami Sunday were injured when their cars went through the railings. Jarrett received a broken arm when his car skidded on the curve near the grandstand, went through the rail and crashed into a telephone pole. He was able to climb from the wreckage and get into the ambulance unassisted. Ross, in trying to avoid crashing into another machine, drove his automobile through the outside railing on "death's curve." His arm and leg were broken. The accident happened on the same curve where a racing driver was killed in a triple smashup last year. Both injured men were taken to a hospital in Clegg's ambulance. - Early Lindbergh Wedding Forecast - Special to the Blade [cut off] - Fort Worth in Air 172 Hours; Altitude Marks Shatter Ocean Planes Ready. - Special to the Blade With all motors functioning beautifully, [[an]] infant industry, roared into the new week Mond[[/cut]] vance of all competitors in the matter of public [[/]] Virtually every news story of importance the nation is eith[[/]] [[/ly]] or remotely co[[/]] the flying art. Endurance [[Mark?]] Outstanding is the Robbins and James ing the endurance types of aircraft at Tex. The hitherto who kept their [[single?]] built monoplane, the aloft for 172 hours. While the Fort were coming to earth land, Robbinsdale, M Shank, Minneapolis, Wichita in a Cessna search of still a Mark. They were "going strong" [[Monday?]] Transoceanic [[Plane?]] At old Orchard, of transatlantic [[flyers?]] and French — were patiently to take hops to Rome and [[indications?]] were that would get away [[before?]] The air department army and navy [[like?]] ing parts in the now passing in [[review?]] public. In Washington, exulting over the speed records for seaplanes by Lieut. son. Lieutenant Tom Wasp-motored [[Curtiss?]] a 100-mile course Curtiss average speed of hour. It is significant to one serious [[accident?]] of almost [[innumerable?]] ties of the week-end At Summit, N. J Perry is dead and our injured as the [[result?]] of a "sightseeing" French Set Two French army revealed, Monday [[were?]] of the world's speed kilometers. The two Weiss and Girier [[flew?]] at an average speed an hour. At Dessau, Germany record went by the Junkers monoplane of 41,010 feet. Announcement [[was?]] sia that Aug. 9 a [[Russian?]] leave Moscow on a to New York by [[way of?]] Alaska. In Washington, nounced the [[appointment?]] students to the army at San Antonio, [[Texas?]] side Calif. --- BAN ON [[PA?]] ENFORCED
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