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ALI. MERCHANDISE ADVERTISED ?N THE jTRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED k *? 4*v First to Last- -the Truth (Copjrrlirht, 1922, New York Tribun? Itic.? TUESDAY SisaetmsmmmwmBssmtjsmm News ~? Editorials?A advertisements THE WEATHER Pair aittJ fooler to-rJ.y ; to-morrotr ?fi?r; strong northwest winds Foil report on page eleven NOVEMBER 21, 1922 *.* * ** TWO CENT? I THREE CENTS ?n Greater New York J Within ?00 Mile? FOrn CENT? /ilsewher? Louisiana Is Able To End Klan Grip Alone, U. S. Holds gov.ParkerPromised Full Federal Co-operation and Aid a* While House; Doesn't Ask Intervention Enlists Burns for Nation-Wide Battle CaSg On Other States to Join Against Terrorism; Herrin Parallel Seen frsii This V 'i'oune's Washl-.iffton Bureau WASHINGTON, Nov. 20.?Gov? ernor John M. Parker of Louisiana conferred to-day with President Harding and Attorney General Daugherty on the Ku-Klux Klan ac? tivities in Louisiana. Governor Parker laid before the President and tk Attorney General soma details tithe klan's operations in Louisiana ixd asked the Federal government for co-operation in stamping out the ?i?eged lawlessness of members of the klan. Encouragement of other (tutes to co-operate in the fame e?use irf ?'dso sought by Governor fturker. Vigorous denial was given by Governor Parker that he had come to Washington, as certain newspaper tccounts alleged, to ask the Federal government to take charge of mat? ters in Louisiana. He made it plain ! that the state government of Loui? siana intended to go to the utmost in enforcing the law of the state ; that the main task, as he saw it, would ! fall?n Louisiana and that such help j or co-operation as the Federal gov? ernment cjuld give would bo sec? ondary. Confers With Burns ?etorapaiying Governor Parker was ??.'tortey General *'oco, of Louisiana, MBRk went to the White House Go??? Parker conferred at length wW ?'ill' :,: J. Bum?., chief of ."' ?? streit of investigation of the Depart- ! aest. of Justice. It was said Mr. j ten? w-is advised of the influence ex- ] trki by the klan on 'ounty officials aid other3 in soma, sections of the t?te. While Governor Parker declined to rointo details as to ihe nature of the ??operation he asked 'rom the Fed? eral government, the fact that he con ialted Mr. Hums led to the belief that he wanted the help of the secret ??frits of the government in tracing ?*.*. '.o'.erstate activities of persons conne ted, as allege?.!, with the klan. Following the conference at the White House a statement was given ont from there as follows: "It appears the State of Louisiana will be fully uble to take care of the situation. There is nothing at this time "or the Federal government to do except to give assurances to the state authorities that wherever Fed? eral interests are involved Federal authorities are ready to extend full co-operation." State to Fight Terrorist? Governor .Parker, on leaving th. White House, said: The responsible government of fhe sinto is doter mired that, regard? less of cost or cons ?uences, a most thorough i!u-,.??: ;.on will bo made of the outrage- reported to have been made by the Ku-Klux Klan in Louisiana. "Certain terrorizing outrages have been committed, certain horrifying Brinies have been recorded, and it is jiti?! that responsibility shall bo flxpi! niid offenders punished, not be ctmse of any organized association, but in spite of it. "The law of the state and nation "His: be upheld under any and all ijwumirtances." Later in the day Governor Parker ion'med with Senators Broussard ?nd Bansdell, of Louisiana. Th:.s evening Governor Parker sent I;letter to "The Washington Post," "nich has been publishing long arti? ces under date of Baton Rouge pur Kfting to describe conditions in ?jisisna. These articles have repre? sented Louisiana's government as hard ?tod fast in the clutches of the "invisi Btempire* and have indicated that the iiachim-ry of the state government ?s ?Im,?s. ceased to function." Ii) his letter Governor Parker vigor j^*?*. der.ies that the state government *?s hoarty ceased to function. He says j?ere "never has been the most remote ?lea on the part of any one in Louisi Vn___^ (continued on next page) *Ws Cabinet Formed, *W Nines Are Withheld Expected To Be Minis to of "?nance; Official An noun? ruent To-r?ay ?M IN, Nov. 20 (By The Asso J^-J Pressl.?Wilhelm Cuno is Ger ffaf* ''"**' '?' Chancellor and the Stfkrft0P'Part'san. non-parliamentary lew re fttbhc ? tithat P&sition in the n< hia r'_ ?* has succeeded' in forming ft, ?;I?1.Lablnet. but announcement of Us'i! , rs wili n?t be made officially nicht i," moi?"0w. It was indicated to 2Z*J3?*Lever? that among the hold ?f Pir. e Andreas Hermes, Minister ***? \\y*rV e?r- Heinr'ch Brauns, La *rai v?s*?, i Gossler. Defense, and Gen ?e col x Groener, Transportation. "nscT>''''ive3 to-night announced tt-.t -I.? i?? '.* not intend to embarrass Thiv ?"?n>?try. ?*??4 irf1"1''*11 Min?s'?T will be as *"L?.ct*V0. diplomat, among . -' ? I ?'".-? Every Kansas Ku-Klux in Office Faces Ouster Special Dispatch to Th? Tribun? KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 20. ?Within the next twenty-four hours one of the most ser -Uional blows yet struck at the Knights of the Ku-Klux Klan will be ad? ministered in Kansas. Governor Henry J. Ailen will serve notifi? cation of the filing of ouster suits against every public official in the state known to be a member of the klan, it became known here to-night. It is believed that the klan caused the defeat of W. Y. Morgan, the Republican nominee for Governor. Both Morgan and Allen stumped the state denounc? ing the klan. Governor Ailen has been con? ducting a wide investigation of klan activities. Many city, coun? ty and state officials are known to ?bo members of the organization and have openly supported it. ?-.-?-_J News Summary WASHINGTON Louisiana fully able to handle Ku Klux Klan situation without Federal intervention, sa*/3 Whito House statement. Extra session of Congress opens i with introduction of ship subsidy i bill and two measures to legalize the j sale of light wines and beers, tho | revenue to be applied to the soldier j b-'iius. Mrs. Rebecca L. Felton, of Georgia, occupies ?eat on Senate floor and ex? pects to be sworn in to-day. Alvaro Obregon, President of Mexico, reported to have decided to resign on account of ill health. LOCAL Clemenceau addresses newspaper , mu? ors an;', undergoes tht/ough physical examination; will speak to public to-night. Children consider school easy be? cause they don't have to study, Trib? une man finds. Two arrested, another sought in | larceny from Columbia Hank accom I pushed by juggling figures. ! New witness corroborates Mrs. I Gibson's story as grand jury takes I up Hall-Mills murder. Betweon court houso and prison van robber escapes from chain gang after receiving long sentence. Salesmen of Piggly Wiggly stock and executives of Business Builders vote confidence in James W. Elliott. Transit Commission hearing be? comes tut tietwecn Shearn and Co? lumbia professor employed by De? partment of Plant nnd Structures. Republican State Committee de? cides up-state county chairman should account for campaign dis? bursements. FOREIGN Lausanne Xear Fast conference formally opens, adjourning business sessions to to-day; Allies reach final accord at last preliminary talk. High Dublin court issues order suspending execution of sentence against Erskinc Childers and eight others. DOMESTIC George Bronson Howard, play? wright and novelist, found dead in gas-filled room in Los Angeles. Police say it is a case of 6uicide. County District Attorney Hepburn ready to swear Governor Robertson of Oklahoma pardoned convict to kill him, as Governor seeks change of venue in bribery case. SPORTS National A. A. U. convention re? fuses to accept seven world records made by Charles Paddock. Professional Golf Association recommends that next tournament be held in June, 1923. Harry Greb nnd his manager, George Engle, sever relations. Three-year rule in colleges neces? sary for fair comparisons in football, says Grantland Rice. Willie Hoppe defeats Erich Hagen lacher, 500 to 462, and Jake Schaefcr is victor over Welker Cochran. 500 to 803, in world's title billiard tournament. MARKETS AND SHIPS Industrial shares firmer as rails sag slightly; sharp advance in francs and sterling. Northern Pacific will defend plan for merger with C, B. A Q., and oppose being linked with St. Paul should "Hill" roads be separated. Future activities of Railway Labor Board depend on Supreme Court review of P. R. R. case on em? ployed representation. -__?-1 Vienna Editor Called Traitor VIENNA, Nov. 20. ? Colonel Gustav Wolff, editor of tho Legitimist organ "Staatswehr," has been arrested, charged with high treason. The arrest was due to a small Legitimist demon? stration held yesterday on the occa? sion of the birthday of former Crown Prince Otto, when n proup attempted to march upon Parliament and demand! rteognitioo of Ott? at King. j Tiger Pleads France's Case HereTo-night Comes to Tell America His Country's Needs, Not to Preach Duty, He Tells Luncheon Crowd j Greets Manv Old Friends During Day Rises Before Oawn and Devotes Early Hours to Preparing Speech By Boyden Spa-' ? It was Kipling's alloj; ( !? -sation that America had lost r soul and j gained tho world's gold in the war that finally determined Georges Clem- j c-nceau, at eight-one, to make a pil? grimage to the United States. Be/ore that tho old man had considered the trip, many of his American friends had urged it, but it was the publication of the remarks attributed to Kipling by ; Clare Sheridan that prompted the I Tiger of France to make his final de? cision. To-night at the Metropolitan Opera House Clemenceau, with the fire of his oratory and the ice of his logic, hopes to pe? lade all America that ho has come i. re not alone for France, but for civilization itself. It is the desire of his friends that he will not tax him? self to-night by speaking for more than an hour, but it is believed that he will speak much longer than that if his voice holds out. The physician-journal ist-statesman gave way to his enthusiasm for the cause which brought him here at a luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton yester? day where lie faced what was probably the most critical audience he is likely to encounter ?n the United States, a group of newspaper editors and pub? lishers, at a luncheon arranged by Ralph Pulitzer, of "The New York World." Theme Carries Him Away It had been understood that M. Clemenceau would talk ror but fifteen minutes, but when he had plunged into the subject that is closest to his heart it was fifty-eight minutes before ho I could lind a stopping place. Tho speech was delivered behind doors and it was generally agreed that it would not be reported, hut it may, permittedly, Oe described as follows: "M. Clemenceau made a speech that. was marked by extraordinary elo? quence, frankness and sincerity. "He juid that he had not com*? to America to tell Americans what they should do, but to show them what Franco needs. "His address was a complete, candid discussion of the situation as he sees it and was marked throughout by deep emotion. "He specifically requested that no textual reference be made, as he wished to reserve the matter for his public addresses." Clemenceau'? day began yesterday at 4:30 a. m., long before the first milk carts began to tour the city. Through careful experimentation the Tiger has worked out for himself a daily dozen that is fitted for his worn body. His meals are careful!, planned and care? fully and slowly eaten. For breakfast he had onion soup, a bit of cheese, two hard-boiled eggs, bread and butter., His early rising and his simple meals | are habits that he bc^an to form as a I child in the Vendee, when 'he name i of Bonaparte still possessed magic?it i was in 'he decade in which he became conscious of his identity chat the body I of Napoleon was brought back from St. Helena. Begins Research for Speech Immediately after his breakfast and long before the regular hour for break-1 fast in the Charles Dana Gibson es? tablishment the old man was busy in ? the library of the home, making notes for his address of to-night. Besides his own explorations into the writings of Theodore Roosevelt and Wood row Wilson, M. Clemenceau has had Mel? ville F. Stone, Colonel Edward M. House, Louis LeFcvre, his temporary secretary, and Colonel Stephen Bonsai ' digging out. material he requires. During the morning he was visited by Mr. Stone, by Whitney Warren, the architect; former Under Secretary of State Frank Polk and others. One of these was Dr. Francois S. LeClercq, j whose friendship with M. le Dr. C?e-: menceau began in France. They had a pleasant half-hour, discussing mi? crobes and the miserable pancreas of M. Clemenceau, which nearly ten years ago betrayed him into a diabetic con- j dition. As a result of their talk the] elderly statesman consented to go im-1 mediately to the offices of Dr. J W. i SherriJl, who is associated with Dr.! Frederick W. Allen, at 660 Park Ave- j nue, for a thorough physical examina- ; tion. The Tiger submitted himself to j every conceivable sort of test, and even I surrendered some of his blood. It was said last night that no less than six | physicians were quarreling as to who I should be permitted to retain this precious fluid as a souvenir. "Clemenceau has d'abetes," said Dr. Sherrill last night. "He has had it for nearly ten years. He spent an hour with me and 1 made a thorough examination, which will not be com (Continued on post tlx) Mary Garden Is 111; Friends Are Worried Rosa Raisa Takes Her Part in "Tosca-'; Week's Program Called Too Severe CHICAGO, Nov. 20.?Mary Garden, formerly director of the Chicago Op? era Company, who is appearing this year only as an artist, was kept to, her hotel to-night while Rosa Raisa appeared in her place in "Tosca." The announcement from the opera ; management said that Miss Garden's health prevented her appearance and | it was said that her friendo are wor-j ried over her condition. According to a formal statement by: her personal repi'esentative, the can-1 cellation was caused by Miss Garden j having been cast for three perform- ? anees this week. This program was I found to be too heavy, he said. llnrvnnl-Yalc (?ame?Tnl'.e ctu-?.- morning Ualiu to N'8\v Davon- S?* acv. ?i?ik<j 3?Attvt Pupils Find Work "a Cinch" In City^s Congested Schools Promotion Is Automatic, to Make Room for Incom? ing Classes, So Why Study? Appears To Be Philosophy; Discipline Fails This is the second article of a series on the effects of congestion in the schools on the education of the city's children. The third article tcill appear to-morrow. ? ? ? ? By M. Jay Racusin I was leaving Public School 171 with a fourteen-year-old boy of the seventh grade. "Do you like school7" I asked. "Sure, it's a cinch " he swaggered. "What do you mean by cinch?" "Why, your turn to do examples at the blackboard don't come until next week, and there is so many ahead of you that you don't have to answer questions in other thing:) for a long time. And, besides, you get promoted anyhow. The teacher says you better study and all, but at the end of the term you get promoted just the same. Why, even that blockhead," pointing to a fat boy just In front of us, "wa3 promoted last term! Go and ask him ubout Mississippi. He said it was a crazy woman running around a lot of states out West! Why, it's a. cinch!" This is typical of the attitude of a large part of the student body in the congested schools of the city. To them school is easy because they don't have to study. It is not necessary to point out that with fifty pupils packed into n schoolroom the teacher can hardly be expected to enforce discipline or keep in close touch with the educational progress of all her charges. A supeificial ?lance will show that ihis is physically impossible. I ob? served tn one of the seventh grade classes that a pupil was busily engaged in drawing grotesque faces on a ?piece of paper while hi? teacher was demon? strating a new problem. Ho wasn't even looking at tho blackboard. An? other was winding a ball from a long piece of string. Another was laughing? ly watching tho last boy instead of the teacher. A fourth was wrangling with another pupil alongside him over the possession of n lead pencil, and still ; another was pinning a funny sign on the back of tho boy in front of him. And so it went. The upper grades tell tho full story*. "The trouble is the same in ail the crowded schools," a teacher in Public School 171 told me. "Wo recently had promoted from tho sixth B of a neigh? boring school into our seventh grade ninety-nine pupils who could hardiy do third grade work. "We do the best we can with them, but how much of the regular yenr'** work can a teacher of. the seventh grade give to a pupil of Ulis kind?" I observed that an honest attempt was being made in this school, as in Home others, to overcome the oart-timo handicap with additional instruction of certain of the pupils before and after school hours. Several groups of pupils gathered about teachers were scattered through the auditorium, with tho teachers trying to bolster up some of the duller children by special instruc? tion. There were, however, continual interruptions of this work, and the i distractions were such that it appearod hardly possible much good was being accomplished. Before leaving Public School 171 I visited a fifth and n sixth grade class. I In the fifth grade the children were I using third-year roiiders. . This means that while these children, some of whom are thirteen years old, should have been reading, according to the curriculum, such works as Verne's (Continued on pan? Tour) Allies to Block Turks9 Plan to Control Egypt Lengthy Conversation Fol? lowing Formal Opening of Parley Finds Powers' Stand on Issues Firm By Wilbur Forrest Special Cable to The Tribune Copyright, 11>22. New York Tribune, Tnc. LAUSANNE, Nov. 20.?The momen? tous Near East conferenco was formally opened this afternoon at the Casino here. Tho session was a formal one. The President of Switzerland made a brief speech of welcome, urging the delegates to accept their task of peace? making in a spirit of conciliation and good will. Rafet Pasha and Marquis Curzon responded. The latter, speak? ing on behalf of all the Allies, pledged the utmost of good will. That was all there was to the session. It lasted only half an hour. The real excite? ment will begin to-morrow, when the main sessions open in the ancient chateau on the shores of Lake Leman which the Swiss government has placed at the disposal of the conferees. The rc.lly important events to-day occurred outside the official gather? ing, during a lengthy taik among Premiers toincare and Mussolini and Marquis Curzon. The Allied position was clarified here in many respects, The Tribune "learns. Marquis Curzon declared that the British government is nformed that the Turkish Assembly is showing a very bad spirit in view of the task of the prosent conference, especially, he said, since the Assembly's intention appears to bL- not only to demand at ! ansanne restitution ol ter? ritories which do not come within the scope of the conferenco for considera? tion, hut also to stir up a general agi? tation for self-determination. The proposed plan would call ultimately for plebiscite:! in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Arabia, Syria and Palestine. Won't Divide the Allies Marquis Curzon expressed tho con? viction that the Turks would not be able to divide the Allies in their stand pertaining to terri tories which it was to the interest of Great Britain, not to mention the interest of France, to keep from coming under Turkish sway. Withou1 ?-pec.finally mentioning it Curzon clearly had in mind in this connection the rich oil-bearing region of Mosul, which is now under British influence, and The Tribune under? stands to-night that he was able to gain un;(ied Allied support for this british territorial attitude. In the matter of the Straits, the plan is to offer the Turks full sover? eignty both over Constantinople and the Straits themselves on condition that they will agree to supervision by an inter-Allied civil commission ap? pointed by the League of Nations. In the even*, that the Turks agree to this proposal it would mean that warships, as well as merchant vessels, would be free to come and go through the Straits without interference, save in the case of a war in which Turkey was one of the belligerents. In such an event, the Turks, accord? ing to the plan, would be enabled to suspend the freedom of the Straits in (Continued on page elk) i$121,000Bank | Theft Charged To Bookkeeper Joseph Friend, Head of Auctioneer Firm, Sought as Instigator o? Plan t o Transfer Accounts The thoft of a sum between $75,000 and $121,000 from tho Columbia Bank, Lispenard Street and Broadway, was revealed last night with the arrest of John Haas, twenty-three years old, a former bookkeeper in the bank, and William Friend, a member of tho firm of J. & W. Friend, auctioneers, of C4 Lispenard Street. They are accused by the police of the larceny of $121,000 from tho bank since December 3, 1921. H. W. Becker, assistant cashier of the bank, said that $75,000 had been stolen. In any case, the loss will be borne by a bonding company. Joseph Friend, brother and partner of one of the prisoners, is being sought by the pol'ce. Haas was arre3ted at his home, 10,008 Eighty-ninth Avenue, Richmond Hill. Queens. He is said to have con? fessed and has been co-operating with the accountants who have been work? ing on his books since the latter part of October. William Friend, who is thirty tar?e years old, was arrested at h s place of business, His brother, ac? cording to Detectives Mayer and brown, who accompanied orivate oper? atives to the auc'loh rooms, was not there. $1,500 for Manipul?t.ng Account According to the statement Haas is ! said to have made to the police, he got : only $1.500 for manipulating accounts ' .'n the "F" group of depositors to en ? able Joseph Friend, who had an ac i count with the bank, to overdraw his | account to the extent of about $100,000, Haas and Joseph Friend are said not to have been acquainted prior to the ' time when the latter started an ac i count at the bank. Thereafter, it ?s I i lleged, Joseph Friend was most at j tentive to the bookkeeper who had i charge of his account, together with I those of other depositors whose names i begin with "F." How Haas came to yield- to tempta? tion has not been told. He is onlj twenty-three years old and has a wif< I and child. He had been in the bank's | employ five years. He is said to have ! told the poliee that he agreed to trans fer money credited to the accounts ot other "F" group depositors to the ac count of Joseph Friend. Figures in Books Juggled Although the accounts are in an al? most inextricable snarl, the reports oi investigators leave no doubt in th< minds of the authorities that that i? what Haas did. According to the police the young man believed that in jug gling the figures in his books in thh way he was committing no crime, an* whatever risk there wa3 was run b: Joseph Friend. The money is said to have been with drawn on checks drawn to bearer, mosl of which were taken to the bank by s sixteen-year-old boy employed in th( auctioneers' office. Some of thesi checks presented by the boy are sai* to have been for as much as $10,001 each. When a large check was pre sented. the teller would inquire o (Continued on nag? eifjhi) Offers Witnesses to Prove Gov. Robertson Plotted Death OKMULGEE, Okla., Nov. 20 ("By The Associated Press),?Jame , Hepburn, County Attorney here, announced In the District Court to-day that he had witnesses present who would testily Governor J. B. A. Robertson had par? doned a convict from the state peni tertiary- for the express purpose of killing him. The story was not allowed to be told, however. The Governor is to b:> tried on a charge of accepting a bribe Hepburn had announced his inten? tion of going on the stand himself to relato the basis of his charge, but a move of the Governor's attorneys challenging the jurisdiction of the court to act on the county attorney's motion to quash a change of venue granted the Governor here last week prevented Hepburn from testifying. Hepburn's charge, made in his peti? tion to quash the change of venue, has been characterized by Governor Rob? ertson as a "dastardly and damnable lie," conceived for the so!? purpose 01 I trying to create ^u-olic sentiment against him on the eve of his trial. During the argument to-day on the motion of attorneys fo? the Executive I challenging jurisdiction of tht< Okmui l'ee District Court, Hepburn asserted he would not go to Ada, in Pont-onoc County, for any purpose whatever in connection with the trial unless proper and adequate protection was given him. ; The Governor's case was transferred ! to Ada last. Thursday by District Judgo j Lucien Wright, of Sapulpa, who as ! Burned jurisdiction in the matter. Harding Calls For Ship Bill Again To-day Congress to Hear Second SubsidyMessage ;Leaders Cheerful Despite Threat of Filibuster by Foes Dry Amendment Is Sure To Be Added 30 House Majority Seen; Senate Doubtful; Rate Fixing Clause Proposed By David S. Kennedy WASHINGTON, Nov. 20.?Faced by a filibuster that will delay and that i actually imperils the merchant marine I bill, Administration leaders in the j House and Senate are laying plans for ? a vote that will decide the fate of the measure on its merits. Unofficial , polls of both branches indicate small majorities for the bill, and fnvorable sentiment may be increased aa the ad ; vocates of government aid to shipping ? get their heavy artillery into action. ? Tho greatest problem is to insure a 1 vote, particularly in the Senate. With the future of American ship? ping hanging in tho balance President Harding and Congressional leaders be? lieve that the issuf; deserves a fair decision, and that the measure should not be held up because a group of radi ! cals in the Senate take it upon their i shoulders to defer final action. The ' element of time is looming up as the ! most important factor, with the sub i sidy, appropriation bills and other measure-, pressing for decision before ; the deadline of March 4. p To Fight For Bill as Drawn Beginning with the message of Presi? dent Harding to-morrow, Administra j tion leaders will fight tor the marine ? bill substantially as it stands. Several : amendments have been prepared by the ! merchant marine committee, and a , flood of others of all descriptions will be let loose on the floor of the House, i but they will not change it3 text ma ! terially. j Rejection of a drastic gag rule and ?permission for the introduction of i amendments on the floor is regarded I here as insuring a majority for the : bill in the House. It is believed that ! many members who will now vote for | the legislation would have cast their i ballots against It if they had been de , prived of the privilege of bringing up for discussion their own pet theories , on shipping. j Representative G. W. Edmonds, Re jpublicnn, of Pennsylvania, chairman o? ! the sub-committee which met to-day to draft amendments to the bill, pre ? dieted its passage in the House by a majority of thirty. It will then go to the Senate, where the outlook is more I dubious. Senator Wesley L. Jones, Re I publican, of Washington, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, . who probably will lead the fight in the ; upper body, will not arrive here until ? Wednesday. Dry Amendment Certain It is now considered certain that I am! ng the amendments to be offered , on the floor will be one to extend aid | to ships only on the condition that : they do not carry liquor. This prob : ably will be adopted, and while it will | impose a further handicap on Ameri? can vessels, it will gain additional votes for the subsidy. Dry sentiment in Congress is undoubtedly swinging ] to^the support of tho measure. The House steering committee will meet to-morrow to outline the tactics to be followed in advancing the sub? sidy bill as well as the general Re? publican program for the new session The rule under which the legislator will be debated will be taken up or Wednesday by the Rules Committee and also by the House. Actual dis r-ussion of the bill will start Thurs? day. Subsidy advocates are frankly puzzled in attempting to forecast tht action of the House on amendments With the door open for all suggestions efforts will be made to avoid surplus baggage that will endanger the bill. Changes Approved The Republican members of thi Merchant Marine Committee yester day adopted several changes which will be included in the bill to be in troduced to-morrow or Wednesday The most important of these may be atated briefly as follows: 1. The Shipping Board is given th? same authority over coastwise ship, ping, including the regulation of maxi? mum and minimum rates, that the In. terstate Commerce Commission exer? cises over the railroads. 2. The Postofl?ce Department is in? structed to pay steamship lines directlj for the carriage of mails, instead o? turning the funds into the genera! subsidy pool and requiring the shipi to handle mails free. 3. The Shipping Board is required to make an annual report to Congress on its expenditures and receipts under the merchant marine fund and the construction loan fund. 4. The Shipping Board is authorized to establish its own fund for hull in? surance, a mutual protective and in? demnity insurance, except that such risks may not be piaced with this fund unless the rates obtainable from for? eign insurance companies are lowes than those which can be obtained from American companies. These amendments will be part oi (Continued on next ?age) East Runs K?eno Divorce i Mill, Says Nevada Bisho? New Yorkers at Odds Will Hvmen Should Stav Here, He Adds " PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 20.?Tf th? I people of the East would stay at horn? I "we would not have half tlu troubh we have in Reno," said Bishop Georg< ' C Hunting of the Protestant Episcopa ! Diocese of Nevada, before the. Clerica ; Brotherhood in Church House hen to-day in discussine "the divorce situa j tion in Nevada." S "Married persons living in Nev ! York who wish to be separated 3bouh j settle their difficulties right in Nev I York," lie asserted. "Ninety per cen ! of the divorces granted in Nevada ar i to people who come for the solo pur I pose of getting a divorce, and as sooi ? as they get it, leave the state." Wets Rush Beer Bills as Congress Begins Sessions Proposes to A mend Law Barringlneligihle Aliens WASHINGTON, Nov. 2GV~An amendment to the immigration law denying admission to the United States of persons ineligi? ble to citizenship will be offered in Congress by Chairman John? son of the House Immigration Committee, it was indicated to? day. Such an amendment would principally affect all persons de? siring to enter th?3 country from Asia, except those of th? Cau? casian race, the Supreme Court having held that the laws re? stricted naturalization to "free white persons" and those of African birth of descent. 1_?_I "Star Witness" Supports Story Of Mrs. Gibson State Finds Man Whose Auto Lights Revealed the Scene of Murder of Rec? tor Hall and Mrs. Mills Grand Jury to Hear Him Eleven Testify Before Body on First Day; Crowds Watch Building for News From a Staff Correspondent SOMERVILLE, N. J., Nov. 20.? With the grand jury proceedings in full swing here another dramatic incident was added today to the tale of crime that began with the murder of the j Rev. Edward W, Hall and Mrs. Eleanor ? R. Mills on September ?4 and stall seems far from a conclusion. j While eleven witnesses came and j went before the grand jury in the ! space of four hours, witnesses whose j testimony dealt mainly with the find j ing of the bodies under the crabapple tree on the Phillips farm, another fig? ure was entering the case with a story that lends itself to two constructions. He ?3 George Sipel, a dealer in hogs and country produce, and will he called by the state to appear before the grand jury this week, according to Lieuten? ant James F. Mason, chief of the in? vestigating staff for Special Deputy At? torney General Wilbur A. Mott. Corroborates Mrs. Gibson Late to-night evidenc -which is re? garded as indisputable revealed him as one of the star witnessen of the state and the corroborator of Mrs. Gibson in ! her testimony that she saw the mur ! der beneath the crabapple tree. It was learned that he was the owner of the Ford truck which backed out of De Russey's Lane the night of the double murder after its headlight had played on the scene enacted beneath the stunted apple tree, revealing the | woman in gray and the bushy haired ' man referred to in Mrs. Gibson's tes 1 timony. Mrs. Gibson never asked Sipel to I testify to anything, but he told his friend, John Garry, who lives in De Russey's Lane, what he saw the night of the murder, it was learned. Sipel, in ids story to-night told of j peeing a Ford delivery truck on Easton Avenue on the night of the murder. He denied that he saw Mrs. Gibson or her mule on the night of Sep? tember 14. The man's story came to light through a letter which appeared in a i New Brunswick paper from his wife j asking that her husband not be dragged ? into the Hali-Mills ea.e. Mrs. Gibson ; was making every effort tc get him into I it, Mrs. Sipel wrote. When shown a i copy c-f the letter, Mr. Mason said: ! "Yes, I have known about this man ' for two weeks and I did not hear about him from Mrs. Gibson, either." When asked whether he intended to call him before the grand jury, he re? plied: "I hepe to tell you he will be a wit? ness." He was then asked if he was one of the important and hitherto unmen . tioned witnesses for the state, and his answer was: "Now you're getting too close," as he edged away. Sipel is an intelligent man. thnnt thirty years of age. He expressed utter ignoiance of his wife's action in writing t'. the paper. - He lives in Bound Brook Lane, about a quarter of a mile i-orth of the Middlebush Road and leading into Easton Avenue. This is the story he told: Some time ago he sold to Mrs. Nellie Lo Russell some p'gs. A week aero Sunday Mrs. Gibson came to his farm and asked him to go to her place and (Continu??, on ?et? eight) J. P. Morgan Is HI at Residence Near London Forced to Return Home From Business Visit to City; ?Cause Not Revealed LONDON, Nov. 20.?J. P. Morgan is indisposed at his home at Watford, seventeen miles from London. A tele? phone inquiry at his * residence to? night elicited the information from one | of Mr. Morgan's chauffeurs that Mr. | Morgan had returned from London to? day, ill. The ' chauffeur declined to state the nature of Mr. Morgan's ?1 I ness or to give any other information. A report was in circulation to-day that Mr. Morgan was to make a trip to Berlin. At the offices of Morgan, Grenfell & Co., bankers, it was said Mr. Morgan had been in town, but no one in the bank was aware that he, had made any plans to visit the German capital, Dry Law Modification and Bonus Linked hi House; Senator Plans Board to Fix Alcoholic Percentage Mrs. Huek Seated Amid House Cheers Speedy Adjournment in Senate Prevents Action on INewberry Resignation From The Tribune's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Nov. 20.?Heart? ened by the wet gains in the election of November 7, advocates of modifi? cation of the Volstead act, upon the convening of the Sixty-seventh Con? gress in extra session to-day, launched their attacks in both the House and the Senate. While con? sideration of the ship subsidy act is the primary object of the session, the liquor issue quickly took precedenc* for the moment. Senator Seiden P. Spencer, of Mis? souri, in the upper branch announced that he would introduce within a few days a bill providing for a commis? sion of experts to decide what should constitute intoxicating liquors under the Volstead act. Cl?ture on Subsidy Fails The ship subsidy measure was of? fered in the House and an effort to adopt a stipulation for cl?ture failed. This leads proponents of the bill to predict that it wili have a majority in the House when it comes to a vote. Senator Spencer, in announcing his determination to get an official inter? pretation of the prohibition enforce? ment measure, said it would be in ful? fillment of a pledge which he made in the course of his campaign. The pur? pose of the commission would be to consider what percentage of alcoholic ! content should be allowed in beverages ; without their being treated as intoxi? cating. Bonus from Beer Tax Proposed Two measures were introduced in the House providing legalization of light wines ?and beer as a means of ' paying a soldiers' bonus. Representa ? live John Phillip Hill, Republican, of j Maryland, and the most active wet ? leader in the lower branch, was the [ pponsor of a bill which would pay a cash bonus from a tax on 2.75 per cent beer, cider and fruit juices. Several members of the Ways and Means Com? mittee, to which the bill was referred, are understood to favor it. | "My bill provides settlement in three ? equal amounts in cash, payable July 1, I 1923, 1924 and 1925, all claims to be i filed by May 1, 1923," said Mr. Hill. "It will cost $1.500,000.000, instead ? I of from 54,000,000,000 to $'?.,000.000.000 1 | required by the old bonus bill with it? ? ; methods of deferred payments, an? | would be paid at the rate of $500,000, 000 a year, the whole amount to V? I raised in three years by a tax of 20 I cents a gallon on beer and cider (in ! eluding fruit juices) containing not ! more than 2.75 per Cent of alcohol by i volume. "The bill modifies the Volstead act by substituting 2.75 per cent for oue hali of 1 per cent. The local option feature of my first bill is omitted be? cause Mr. Volstead has officially stated that cidtr containing 3 per cent of alcohol is not intoxicating and not pro [ hibited under the Volstead act, and be ! cause the passage of this bill in no way i disturbs the dry laws of Kansas and | states having similar prohibition laws i to those of Kansas. "This bill will permit 2.75 per cent beer, cider and fruit juices in New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Illi? nois? Missouri and other states that want them. The figures I presented to the Ways and Means Committee of the House when I first introduced such i bill sh'jw that a 20 per cent tax on 2.75 per cent beer and cider will raise S500.000 000 a year on the pre-war basis of beer consumed in the United States. CUes Anti-Saloon Leader "My original bill provided for 4 per cent beer and 12 per cent wine, bat ?ome of the mem! ers of the Ways and Means Committee questioned the legal? ity - of these figures under the Eighteenth Amendment. I do not agree with them, but to nay the bonus at once In cash I propose 2.75 per cent beer and cider, which is admittedlv non intoxicating. Even Superintendent Crabbe of the Maryland Anti-Saloon League admits that hard cider (aver '.ping 6 per ?nt of alcohol) id per 1 mitted under the Volstead act. "I hope t?vs bill will be passed by the present Congress and settle at once the two important questions of the bonus and of 2.76 per cent bear and cider, both of which s majority of the American people want." Representative Britten, of Illinois, introduced a measure providing tho ?.ame bonus features tnat wer? con? tained in th?? bonus bill passed by the last session of C?m~-es8, with orovi pion for rais.ng the funds by a tiix of $10 a barrel on domestic beer., $30 at barrel on imported beer, $16 a gallon on imported champagne, $8 a gallon on imported still wnes and $2 a gallon on domestic wines. "This ta* will raise m/>re than $700, 000,000 annually and -will bo paid mor? cheerfully -than any tax the govern? ment ha* ever lev'ed," he- said. "It Will pay tho bonus and pay off our entire national debt in twenty ! years. J "My nil' will provide for 4 per cent beer and 14 per cent lir?ht wines, to be consumed ?way frem the place of pur | chase. 1 he old-fashioned salooh must i not be restored." Harding'). Message To-datf The proceedings of both houses to? day were formal, i To-mofrtfw Presi? dent Harding will address a joint meeting of the two houses in the hall of the House of Representatives and will devote that address almost en? tirely to the merchant marine measure. It is expected the preient extra sea sion will merge with the regular ???