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IL S. to Deport
Demands Withdrawal of
Citizenship From Member
of Congress Convicted of
Violating Espionage Act ;
Voigt Also Is Assailed
Cleveland Gets Next Con-'
vention and Indianapolis
National Headquarters j
MINNEAPOLIS. Nov. 11.?Fighting
men of America, represented by the
delegates to the first annual conven?
tion of the American Legion in session
here to-day, adopted a resolution,
amid a tumult of approval, calling up?
on the Federal authorities to cancel
the citizenship papers of Victor I
Merger, representative from Wisconsin,
and to bring about his deportation.
The resolution, which was framed
and unanimously approved by the ;
anti-American propaganda committee
of the convention, rend:
"Whereas, Victor Berger has been ;
duly tried and convicted of a crime
involving moral turpitude and disloy- !
alty to our country, therefore be it
"Resolved, That the American Le- ;
gioti. in convention assembled, hereby
demands that the proper authorities
take all legal steps to cancVl his cit?
izenship papers and bring about his
Would Investigate Voijrt
Another resolution, demanding the
expulsion from Congress of Repre?
sentative Edward Voigt, RepuMican, of
Wisconsin, for his attitud ? .ward the
Berger issue, was tabled, and the con?
vention voted to recommend to Con?
gress that Yoict's record he investi?
gated by ;; committee of his colleagues.
The convention \oted to hold next
year's convention at Cleveland. Ind?
ianapolis was chosen for the location
of permanent nationa1 headquarters.
Greetings from General Pershing
were read to the convention by Henry
D. Lindsley, chairman. Tiie message
"On this first arodvt^rsary of Armis?
tice Day my best wishes go but to the
de'egates of the first convention of the
American Legion. May the samo pa?
triotism and devotion with which you
were inspired as soldiers in the great
war guide and direct your delibera?
tions in this convention.
Recommendations l'y committees to- ?
? y inclut?i :
That the national commander ap
oint ;. comm ttee on legislation to rep
resent the Legion in Washington for
the furtherance of the legislative pro
: rn of the organization.
That ration-'I dues be increased to
support "The American Legion Weekly."
That membership bp extended to
.-t?te troops and others not federalized,
as well as to auxiliaries composed of
women relatives of veterans. The Star
Service Legion, an amalgamation of
women's war work societies compris?
ing relatives of veterans, urged their
? p ?re to affiliate with the American
Tho report of the eligibility commit
awakened a storm of opposition
when it pr? pi : ?d tin ' a veteran of the
Vilied armies must be a citizen of the
i nited States to make application for
membership in the American Legion.
The New York delegation, headed by
Colonel William Donovan, voted solidly
?gainst the proposal, insisting that a
declaration of intention to become a
citizen should be sufficient guarantee
of a man's loyalty to make him eligible
Defeated 400 to 281
The proposition was finally voted
down, 400 to 284. Pennsylvania, New
Jersey and Connecticut supported it
anil Rhode Island and Massachusetts
idorsed the New York attitude. The
report finally was returned to the com
riittee for further action and it is
elieved the New York delegation's
point of view will be embodied in :.
?bsequent report to the convention.
The introduction of a committee report
proposing that any member holding
an elective public office be ineligible
to hold office in thf- American Legion
produced an apparently hopeless
tangle, but after considerable debat?
the report was adopted bO.i to 183 and
the report will become a part of the
legion's constitution. The New YorV
delegation split on the vote, 31 dele?
gates supporting the proposal and 1?;
Charge "Steam Roller" Tactics
Pennsylvania del?gate? accuser
Henry D. Lindsley, the chairman, oi
Ltidy Astor9s Most Recent Photograph
'i dis picture shows, as she now appears, the American woman who is cam?
paigning for a seat in the British House of Commons.
using "steam roller" tactics and voted
"no" as a protest. Connecticut also op?
posed the measure, while New Jersey,
Rhode Island and Massachusetts sup?
ported it solidly. The resolution, con?
sidered by many the most significant
yet passed by the convention, reads:
''While requiring that each of its
members perform his full duty ns a
citizen according to his conscience and
understanding, this organization shall
be absolutely non-political and shall
not be used for the dissemination of
partise and principles, or for the pro?
motion of the candidacy of any person
seeking public office or preferment, and
no candidate or incumbent of a sal?
aried elective public office shall hold
any office in the American Legion, or
in any branch or post thereof."
Armistice Day Observed
An impressive scene was enacted at
It o'clock this morning, at which hour
the delegates observed the anniversary
of Armistice Day. Standing at atten?
tion, each of the members bowed his
head in si.ent prayer for those who
died in the service A great chime in
the hall struck eleven times and the
national anthem was sung.
Legal Action, However,
Will Be Taken to Bar
His IS ame From Ballot
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 11.?Politicians
are busy with plans for the special
election in the 5th Congressional Dis?
trict on December 19 to name a suc?
cessor to Victor Berger in Congress.
The Socialists plan to i in Berger for
reelection, but legal action will be
taken to restrain the Socialists from
certifying his name on the ballot.
Arthur i;. Barry, chairman of the Re
p? lican County Committee, believes
that under the expulsion resolution
adopted by Congress, Berger is ineligi?
ble as a candidate. He advocates
legal steps to restrian the Socialists
from placing Berger's name on the
Should the Chicago Court of Appeals
: hand down a decision before the elec
| tion upholding the verdict of the Fed
; eral Grand Jury finding Berger guilty
j of violating the espionage law, Berger
I will lose his civil rights and be barred
as a candidate.
? Many Ioi/?< to the Good Government
; League to como forward with a fusion
: program which will be acceptable to
[ Republicans and Democrats. No fusion
I candidate has been decided upon, but
1 a conference will be called soon to
! take up this matter. Republican and
l Democratic leaders will be asked to co?
operate with the league in a non
! partisan movement to make certain the
? defeat of the choice of the Socialists.
It, is realized that a three-cornered
.contest in the special election would
1 give the Socialists a distinct advantage
'?? while a two-handed fight would give
j the advantage to the fusion candidate.
j WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.?Victor
Berger announced to-night he would
i run again for the House of Represen
| tatives, despite the overwhelming vote
I by which the House yesterday refused
I to seat him. He will run in the special
| election to fill the vacancy caused by
I the refusal of the House to seat him.
"1 owe it to the people of the et h
District of Wisconsin," '.-aid Berger,
"and, in fact, I owe it to the people of
the United States. 1 hold that the
! ?th District cannot possibly permit
? the House of Representatives to dic?
tate to them who their representative
' is to be.
Brooklyn Wedding Off;
Relatives Are Puzzled
I Report of "Death" of Prospec?
tive Bridegroom Kidieulecl
Yesterday was to have been Mis;
Sophie Loderhose's wedding day. I
passed without bringing any furthei
clew to the identity of "Dr. H. Williair
Hoffman, jr.," to whom Miss Sophi?
( announced she was engaged, nor an.?
proof of his actual existence.
Dr. Frederick Gauch, of Si 7 Putnan
Avenue, Brooklyn, said both Miss So
phie and Miss Emilio Loderhose, hei
older sister, were prostrated at thei:
home, 1-147 Dean Street. Neighbor;
declared Miss Sophie had taken in lia
milk yesterday morning and Mis
; Emilie had opened the front door t?
( meet the mail carrier, who brought :
. sheaf of letters.
The Loderhose-IIoffman wedding ha<
been arranged for Immanuel Lutherai
j Church yesterday at 4:30 p. in. It wa
cancelled, following the report of th
? bridegroom's death in an auto acci
dent near French Lick Springs. Inc
The "death" never occurred. Williar
j P. Phillips, brother-in-law of the Lod
erhose sisters, said yesterday he ha
not been able to find any one, excep
Miss Sophie, who claimed ever to hav
laid eyes on "Dr. Hoffman."
Access to the Loderhose homo wa
denied yesterday to every one but Mr;
r?P"!ine Dicker, of 1460 Dean Stree
Miss Sophie's godmother. She wa
to ente- the house with a ke?
Ringing of the bell brought no r<
Writing Set of six
pieces in old rose or
blue silk with gold
lace trimming, $20.00
Handkerchief and Glove Boxes,
covered with Silk Brocade, $2.00
Desk Sets of Silk Brocade with
gold braid trimming, $5.50 to
Powder Jars in a number of new
shapes, $3.25 to 7.95.
Scrap Baskets, Silk covered
with French trimming, $5.75 to
Telephone Book Covers, $2.50
The good taste which always
characterizes McCutcheon offer?
ings is especially apparent in
the beautiful Art Novelties dis?
played this season.
Tapestry Scarfs, $2.95 to 13.50.
Velcur and Tapestry Scarfc,
in assorted colors, $4.25 to 27.50.
Velour and Tapestry Pillows,
in a good variety of styles, $3.50
Gown and Handkerchief Cases,
hand-embroidered and Normandy
Lace with French trimming,
$18.00 to 35.00.
Also an assortment of Pin Trays
85c up, Candy Boxes $1.75 up, Pin
Cushions $1.00 up, and Part
Bags $1.50 up.
Rtg. Trade Mur'n
Picture Frames, $1.50 to 10.50.
Fifth Avenue, 34th and 33d Streets
First Step to
Put City in
Aldermen Call From Com?
mittee Socialist Lead?
er Lee's Resolution to
Inquire Into Subject
Straus "Man in
'Loton Horton Is Certain |
He Is Not One Meant
as Holding Up Prices |
The first step toward the distribution ?
of milk by the city was taken yester- ?
; day at n meeting of the Hoard pf Al- ]
, derinen. The board consented unani- !
? mously to take from the Committee on i
Rules Algernon Let's resolution calling ?
i for the municipalizaci?n of the "busi
': ness of buying, transporting, handling,
selling and delivering milk and milk!
products for the use of inhabitants of '?
This marks, it, was said, the first time
such action has been taken on a reso- I
lution o!Tered by one of the Socialist1
members led by Mr. Lee.
Numerous resolution;* offered by So?
cialists have been buried in committee,
never to see the light of further con?
sideration. This precedent was broken
after an impassioned plea by Mr. Lee,
ill which he denounced the recent ail
vanee in the price of milk as unjusti- \
"The increase in the price of milk,"
he told the board, "means $-10 000 a day
taken from the people of this city. That
means more than ?14,000,000 a, year, in
addition to what the city was already
spending for its milk.
"1 ask that you forget technicalities
and put this board on record as being
in favor of a plan that witl enable the
City a? New York to buy its milk di?
rectly from the farmers and sell it di?
rectly to the people."
Mr. Lee introduced his resolution on
October 7. It reads, in part*.
"Resolved, By the Board of Alder?
men of the City of New York that
a special committee of seven mem?
bers be elected, whose duty it shall
In- to prepare end report to this
board, not. later than th?> first meet?
ing m December, a plan for the
munlcipalization of the business of
buying, transporting, handling, cell"
and delivering milk and milk prod?
ucts for uso of the inhabitant" of
the city, together with a draft of such
legislation as may be necessary to
ask from the Stato Senate and As?
sembly in order to put such plan
Mr. Lee said ho was optimistic
i about the treatment of his project
i in the Legislature. Officials of the
? milk producers'organizations have gone
? on record repeatedly as favoring ?lis
! tribution of milk by tho city, claim
' ing that then the price may bo re
'luced to the consumer, without, re?
ducing the price to the producer.
Seeking Man Straus Referred To
The identity of the man referred to
by Nathan Straus at the meeting of
the Fair Price Milk Committee as
standing between consumers and a
| lower milk price was not revealed yes
\ ter day, although speculation was, rife
in official and business circles inter?
ested. Mr. Straus declared at the meet?
ing that -the man responsible for pre?
vailing high I'rices was in the hearing
room. He refused to bo more specific.
The milk distributors present at the
session denied to a man yesterday that
they were meant. They expressed them?
selves as mystified, and also eager to
learn more of the man alleged to bo
holding prices up.
Loton Horton, president of the Shef?
field Farms-Slawson Decker Compr.ny,
who was at the meeting on .Monday.
said yesterday that he was certain he
was not the man referred to.
I. Elkin Nathans, secretary of the
New York Milk Conference Board, also
in the hearing room on Monday, was
equally as positive that Mr. Straus
could not have meant him.
Muncie Mayor Convicted
Of Using M a 51 in Fraud
INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 11.- Mayor
Rollin II. Bunch of Muneie, Prosecut?
ing Attorney Horace Ci. Murphy, of
Delaware County, and five others were
found guilty in the Federal Court here
late to-day of conspiring to use the
mails to defraud. The men were ar?
rested June 2(> on warrants charg?
ing them with protecting a group of
swindlers from arrest.
The seven men were among a group
of twenty-four indicted in connection
with alleged swindles which ag?
gregated $150,000. All the other dc
fendants had pleaded guilty; some of
them have changed their pleas to
guilty in the course of the trie .
Bill Bars U. S. Employes
From Striking Union?
WASHINGTON. Mov. 11. A lia
tion of government employees' or?,
zations with any union or fed j
which advocates strikes as a mea,
settling disputes would be prohibited
under an amendment to the bill pro?
viding increase?! pay for Wa hington
police, which was passed to-night by
the Senate and sent to conference.
The amendment was proposed by
Senator Myers, Democrat, of Monti
and was adopted by viva voce vote!
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?Goal Not Reached,
| Red Cross Drive
Will Be Continued
! Extension of Time Unoffi?
cial; Booths and Solici?
tors Will Be Withdrawn:
Boy lOU Hrs. OM Joins
With N?iw York City and the country
both behind in the effort to add 16,
i OOO.OOr new members to the Red Cross,
: announcement was made last night, al
; Red Cross headquarters thai, the drivo
; officially was ended but is being unol
i ficially continued.
Manhattan haa not readied Its quota
of 500.000 members, nor New York
City its 1,000,000, said General George
1 R. Dyer, chairman of the metropolitan
committee. All booths and solicitors
: will be withdrawn, he ?aid, in accord
' unco with his promise to end the drive
| in a week, but the industrial und mer?
cantile organizations ol the local drive
will continue their work. At the same
i time the canvass will bo unofficially
'. continued over the entire c<juntry at
the discretion of local chairmen.
Yesterday's "mopping up" campaign,
ending in the theatrical district at mid
night, is expected to boost New York's
total materially. Regiments of Na
tional Guardsmen, assisted by former
service men, overseas workers, brass
bands and other workers, combed Man?
ila! tan for members.
The youngest member of the Red.
Cross was enrolled yesterday in the
person of Frank Melville Wills, born
Monday at. -2491 Bedford Avenue,
Brooklyn. Master Wills joined at the
ago of ten and a half hours. Fifty
small children also joined at the Lenox
Hill Settlement House yesterday by
contributing two cents each.
Railmen and Fanners
Siart Co-operative Stores
BROOKFIELD, Mo., Nov. 11.- Afi or?
ganization of Kit railroad men and
farmers will try to reduce the high
! cost of living i.i Linn Count**. Tl.
ganization has bought two local groccrj
stores and one meat market and ,vi
j open two large store? rurr'-ing procer
! lea, meat* ?nd working cloth??
The movftBicnt wa? itart?d by em
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