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First to Last- -the Truth
(Copjrrlirht, 1922,
New York Tribun? Itic.?
News ~? Editorials?A advertisements
Pair aittJ fooler to-rJ.y ; to-morrotr ?fi?r;
strong northwest winds
Foil report on page eleven
NOVEMBER 21, 1922
*.* * **
?n Greater New York J Within ?00 Mile?
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
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?
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
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
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
"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
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.
News Summary
Louisiana fully able to handle Ku
Klux Klan situation without Federal
intervention, sa*/3 Whito House
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.
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?
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
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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
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
"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
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)
| 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
$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
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.
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?
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
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?
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.
"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?
"I hepe to tell you he will be a wit?
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?
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
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 ???

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