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Today and tomorrow?Partly cloudy; not much change in temperature. Highest temperature yesterday, 62; lowest, 29. "T IN THESE (treoooui <kyt hi? a * happy relief to turn back to the time of "School Days." See Dwif's cartoon on the Editorial Page. NO. 4404. iHopes of Party Threatened by Move to Break Com - mittee "Trust." WOULD OUST MEMBERS Democrats Start Movement to Unseat La Follette and Moses. The hopes of the Republicans to control the next Senate were threatened by attacks upon two fronts yesterday. Progressive Sena tors launched a movement to wrest the big committee assignments from the powerful reactionary group led by Senators Penrose, Lodge, Smoot and Brandegce. and the Committee on . Privileges and JSIectlona. headed by Senator Pome rene. Democrat. took the first steps toward unseating Republicans whose right to hold their scats has been questioned. If the Progressives do or do not succeed in breaking*the rule of the reactionary leaders there is danger that the bitterness engendered by the fight will lead to a split that will prevent the Republicans frbm obtaining control. Seaate Might Br Med. On the other hand, if one Repub lican should be unseated on the ground of fraud or the extravagant use of money, the Senate would be a tie. and Vice President Marshall's vote would enable the Democrats to organize and control the Senate. The movement of the Progres sives to break the control of the reactionaries over the important committee was led by Senator Nor ris, of Nebraska, who introduced a resolution to prevent any Senator from serving as a member of a com mittee while chairman of any one of eight designated committees which are deemed to be the most important in the Senate. In a Mtatement given out by Senator Norris. following the introduction of the resolution, he admitted that the purpose of the move is to pre sent the business of the Senate from being controlled by "less than a dozen men." thereby leaving no doubt that the measure la aimed at the small group of Senators who ar?* tn line for the important chairman alrt?a. 'Senator Norris' resolution, which Is aimed at the time-honored "seniority rule" in the making up of the Senate committees, is as follows: "After the fourth day of March. 1919. any Senator who is chairman of the Committee on Appropriations. Finance. Foreign Relations, Inter state Commerce. Judiciary. Military AfTairs. Naval Affairs, or Postoffices and Post Roads, while holding such chairmanship. shall not be a mem >*er of any of the other of said com %ittees." If this rule were adopted by the Senate the system of "interlocking" committee assignments would be broken up when the Republicans take control of the next Senate. If it is not adopted, and the chairman ships vare assigned under the rule of seniority. the ranking Republican members of the eight committees named will be as follows: Appropriations. Warren. Smoot. Dillingham: Finance. Penrose. Lodge. McCumber; Foreign Relations. Lodge. ycCumber. Borah: Interstate Com merce, Cummins. Townsend. U Fol lette; Military Affairs, Warren, Wadsworth. Sutherland; Naval Af .fairs. Penrose. Ixnlge. Page; Judi ciary. Nelson. Dillingham, Brande cee; Postoffices. Penrose, Townsend. Sterling. Thua it will be seen that Senator Penrose will be the senior member on three of these committees; Sena tor Lodge is on three, and Senator Warren, Senator Townsend, Senator Dillingham and Senator McCumber each on two. It is to break up this system that Senator Norris has of fered his resolution, and It is under stood that he has the backing of the small group of Progressive Senators, nmong whom are Borah. Poindexter. *te!log'.r. Johnson of California, and Mr Nary of Oregon. Senator Norris said the conference committee was the most powerful instrument In legislation, and it was the intent of his amendment to pre vent such committee from being con irolled by less than a dozen m#n. Peat-oar *ot Worried. Senator Penrose, who is destined to be chairman of the Finance Commit tee if the seniority rule is adhered to. did not regard the orris- resolution .frith much seriousness. Other Sena tors recalled, however, .that it waa Norris who broke up the rule ot Can nonism while he was in the Lower House, leadin" the successful revolt against the power of the Speaker which brought about Cannon's re tirement. The Pr vlleges and Elections Com mittee d .-elded to reopen the inves tigation of Senator LaFollette next Friday, a resolution Is pending be fore the committee to expel LaFol lette fronr. the Senate because of the speech nu.4e by him in St Paul. The matter >as been hanging rtre for several gionti.*. but the Democrats have now determined to revive it. At the same time formal notice of the ailng of a contest of the sear, of Senator-elect Moses in New Hamp shire was made to the committee, and a message was received to the offect that important documents ars on the way from Michigan which will have some beaiing on the Newberrv-roid contest. War Workeri Guests Of All States' Club Four hundred were guests of the All States Club, which met last night at the Church of the Covenant. The strangers, most of whom were war workers, were grouped together ac t ceding to their State or the section o/the country from which they came. William Pearson, the song com fko*tr. played and sang "Carry On." ^Songs of America" and "We Are Going Through to Berlin." These get-together meetings will be h-Mr every Friday evening throughout the winter. MISFITS FIRST TO BE LET OUT BY U. S. ARMY Secretary Announces That Development Battalions Will Be First. NO NEED Of ANY HASTE Affairs in Austria May Compel U. S. Army of Occupation. I ~~ ~ "The first units to be demobilized ! will be the development battalions," Secretary of War Baker stated yes j terday. i These men are distributed at most of the cantonments and number about i fifty thousand. They are "men who were under physical requirements or who needed some special drill or dis cipline to bring them Into full mill- I tary value?undeveloped ^physically largely." . ExPlaining the process of getting j BaK^r ,he arm-v Secretary ' . h i Bvery man who is dis ? nhv?, 7"" "rmy h" to have a physical examination and a very 'J '"1 rec.or^ "?<!? 'or statistical thfl 2 1 ,nstead of furloughlng hJ 1 dlsch?rf5ing they will be discharged so that there may be mve"rntTn,v clalm3 a^inst y the . No <>a'e has been set i ?.Unon?CWge ?f the """?loped 1 beThdimomta,rV e*pla"" ??>?( It would I oe difficult to grant requests from i business Institutions, etc.. for the 3 s j Pa?'<-ular men anj that ' ? ' "ke,v 'hat Individ.. .1 le wid.h^ granted.'* He. however, said that In an individual case "if it changea", C'aT ,ha' W" to he sldered! ? * *** " mlght "*> con" mo'e fiu a'SO arMlounced that no j central m Wl" ^ Emitted to cers tr*iA?rerB lnini"K schools, offl ui 8chools 'or the line or R^ferrtn* oC ,he armv statu/ nr ? ? ?>"???? and future Mr at 'he schools. taking ?it ?re who werV .1. optk>n Candidates dent a? trinsferre<l fom the Stu aUowed th? , LT,nK Corp" ?'?' ^ b?* (ft thai r 0P"0n ?f ??"*<?? ,rf . "'?'^organization provided W^etetT?*,lM Wh? successfully tlfiTaea ?f "T"" wUI r*?'ve cer ^y on l"otl7"l,utu!!l"Ced ,mmcdiats "^.ng .ft'mS y'et^Xt^r su5r?s; r-jT-ssr sz sets tr? ,,-r soon. staff offl- " miKht be row 'thelT^' ^^ntelnT Spel"" e^u.^hr^orr1rmTghttobr,,c,nK not?bem~ CLEAN COMMUNITIES FOR SOLDIERS URGED Combatting Disease Necessary Be fore They Return. Says Blue. rt,?,,al",n* llean communities for sol General The task of combating social dls taken oIT""8. ?'V" commun"ies has taken on a tremendously added im s"'s "i1,;,"""""" ?< s. ?r*'i ass? .-ris ?f,^e coming peace to make apprc etabje headway befo? our It^n .T*1? estimates by some military JUlhortVe" 18 that "ve-8ixths Of ail Z** K "ea ln the arrny were .brought there from civil life. Hefl'thUr<2Lr?mP,"ed by ,he Public ^'^e also show that Oregon mtn tne lma per eent of diseased largest army a"d 1"'Iiroda 'he Saulsbury Law May Be Extended 6 Months te^L 'aW '* ?? be ?' laratlon or T" d'C' inf rrxinr.^ i . lf the resolution sLiSSTS JT,,t:rday in the ^nate by The Saulsh mith he?omes a law. rem-MVin? 7 resolu,,on Prohibits a evcton un conference^rep^pt'^on" the""6 ?' ,he bd" * profiteering Pomerene anti-rent ST imm!ndraent- Thi' amend Xo carrtll d"Pute Th" bill rider Thi \ wartime prohibition thlu the Pom S are Urgin* thrown overt^^nesoThentdment, b? prohlbton L?WIC. OF BAVARIA. fallen king, missing * 5TE tLSS- a0C0"Uo? '<? Munich dl. ?????=!?===! Hwu ? Spwa Mist Reception. ci?ff,d,i1rTA 'J 'via London!^?The G^rman and Austrian ambassador* to ?,?d'd "? at"nd ? weekly Affairs I. 1^- ^J'"'try of Foreig,. ,11?.." .h*," heen customary for all foreign diplomatic representatives here to appear ut lhtee rececUona NO PLACE FOR THE WARS EXPERT TANKS' ON THE pupircopns TO UDOK *" TWINES OVER TW CM.D HCABED- ROW Aid6f ^America Essential In World's Reconstruction. "As the Coming in of United States Has Been Great Turning Point of This War, So the Collaboration of America in the Peaceful Order Will Be a Factor of the Greatest Significance." London. Nov 15 (by British wtreleos service).?"A new world is slowly emerging and in the building up of that world the co-operation of Amer ica is essential.' declared Gen. Smuts, in an address to a gathering of Amer ican editors last night. "As the coming in of America has been the great turning point of this war, ao the collaboration of America in the future peaceful order will be a factor of the greatest signifi cance," he continued. "It is for the good of both America and the Old World that she should henceforth take an active share in the councils of Europe and that she should hence forth bear her fair share In the great burden of world politics, and that she should bt*come Jointly responsible with Europe for the new order which will arise from the ruins and the demolitions of this war. "What an awful doom has come over Germany. The terribleness and fearfulness of her tragedy is enough to purge our souls of all petty and selfish things. What a price she has paid for her ambitions and her crimes. "World power or downfall. It has indeed been a downfall, and what a fall it was! It is the most awful lesson of all history. May its warn ing be like a light blazing in the most distant future of the world. ! This is what we have fought for? that the fate of Prussian militarism tiiight be meted out the most awful i and solemn judgent of history. "And now that the victory has been | won it Is alike our duty nnd our in- j terests to remain faithful to that! cause and that hope and to see that j our vic tory does not mean merely I the end with the downfall of Prus sian militarism, but in the organiza tion to be established which will se ??ure us against a recurrence of such a disaster in the future. We entered into this struggle and persevered to the end because we were profoundly convinced that the fate of Europe and the future of the world were at stake, and the same conviction brought America into the war in spite of her Monroe doctrine and j most cherished historical traditions. "We have saved the soul of civil- j ization. I^et us now proceed to care ] for its sick body. As we have or-1 ganlzed the world for victory, let us now organize the world against hun ger. That would be the best way to bind the wound of nations and to prepare them for the new order of international good feeling and co operation. "Xot only the liberated territories of our allies, not only our small neu tral neighbors, but enemy countries themselves require our helping hand. "The very idea of organizing the food supply for those lands will help to purify and sweeten the atmos phere which has been cursed with war hate and lack of unity. "It would all have been so much easier If Germany had put up a clean fight and had not stained her hands in such crimes. "In this great crisis we are not merely Englishmen or Americans. We feel the c all of a common hu manity, the pull of those simple hu man feelings, which alone can heal the deep wounds which have been in flicted on the body of civilization. "The league of nations is no longer an Idea in cloudland. but will soon be recognized as the necessary organ of the future European governments, i And In discharging functions it will ! develop vitality; it will take root and grow; it will be seen to be a benefi cent instituion. f "It will stand out as the greatest creative effort of the human race in sphere of political governments, will Uea b* m%u to justi ,fled all the losses and sufferings ofi the greatest tragedy in history. "The greatest experience of my' Ilife," concluded Gen. Smuts, "has, been to witness now in my own j country of South Africa a policy | of conciliation that has recreated a land broken by war and with healed t wounds and wrongs of a very dan igerous character. The history of 'South Africa since the Boer war beas immortal testimony to the wis-j |dom of a policy of conciliation. ! "If the victors of this greatest of war* approach the problems before them lr? the same large temper in wh'ch this country acted on that occasion, I have hope that the bit-j terness of this war may yet lead to | a great conciliation of the people in the future and perhaps event ually the disappearance of war it self. ' Road Work Restrictions No Longer Necessary | Restriction on road work has been stopped by the ighways Council of | the Department of Agriculture, ac cording to a statement issued yes , terday. State highway departments will not be asked to submit pro i grams for next year's work, nor will any further applications for approv-1 Ml of highway projects ?have to be | made to it. Previous disapprovals are revoked and pending applications require no further action. Baker Tells Pershing Of Country's Pride in Army's Heroic Deeds The following is the text of a cablegram sent to General Persh ing by the Secretary of War: The signing of the armistice and the cessation of hostilities bring to an end a great and heroic military adventure in which the Army under your command has played a part distin guished by gallantry and success. It gives me great pleasure to ex press to you the confidence and ap preciation of the War Department and to those who have labored with you to make this result pos sible, this appreciation of their leal, courage and strength both of purpose and achievement. The entire country is filled with pride in your fine leadership and in the soldierly qualities shown by your army. Now that a respite has come In : the solen?n task to which the army devoted itself, the War Depart ment will do all in its power to expedite the early return of the Expeditionary Force to the United States In order that the country may welcome its soldiers home, and In order that these soldiers may be restored to the opportun ities of civil life as speedily as the military situation will permit, I extend to you/as Commanding General of the American Expedi tionary Force my hearty congrat ulations and this expression of high esteem, and I beg you to make known to the officers and rnen of your command the fact that their conduct as seldlers and as men has stirred the pride qf their fel low countrymen, and that their military success has contributed to the creat victory for the forces of civilisation and humanity. NEWTON D. BAKER. Secretary of War. Lansing Advises Foreign Minister Not to Address U. S. Alone. ? S"1'' thf' German foreign secre y' Wi" "dvised yesterday by Sec retary Lansing to address all com imunicatlons In the future to all the associated powers and not the United btates Individually. j The Secretary's message, the text or which was not made public, ac fa"telleWd th? T'13' n?'CS that have new Oe?. rec<"lved h,'"= from the edthl, government, and taform wrrer'.nB?V,"rt,m<'nt ,hat ??>? notes were being transmitted to the allies. Ition ^me quarters Mr Lansings ac to theM'.C"n"Td "" '""""K ? "top impath> offensive- which Germany haa apparently opened on ?e KaiserV f ^ ab<"?"?n of tne Kaiser, it Is recalled, all of her "nU^uies* be<>n a" r,'"8"d ?> the ',Bd states government. and have Tst i^ th? m i"ympathy do>* n?t ex I Tt i !l allied nations. This, however, is not the case Th. 1 be^n" clearl?f ,he _n'ted Stat<"s h?? wflson !n M P?rtraVf'd b>' President Wilaon in his promise to assist ?er Tnd als^T'T." 0rdef was ?<"?"ned and also by Premier Lloyd George of Great Britain, who has declared him self against a vengeful peace. ! Most l,ook ta Koch. It must be remembered, though It was declared in official circles yester day, that Germany is still a belllg l?v T 88 a bel"8".nt she can look only to Marshal Foch. the at generalissimo. In this connec tion. it was said at the State De partment. the Supremo War Council at Versailles will be the body to de cide whether or not any of the 150 000 railway cars, levied from Germany under one of the articles of the arm istice. may be restored to her for the transportation of food.. This action If taken, would necessarily constitute' a modification of the armistice, and accordingly would have to be made by the Suprewe War Council. No Information was forthcomlna from the White House yesterday on the disposition that will be made' of the plea addressed to Mrs. Wilson on behalf of the women r' ' many While the allies and .'nlted States stand ready to .-many avert starvation, they ,iot give her "first aid," it has^been stated emphatically here. Germany ? 11 be helped?as much as is possible-^but not to the exclusion of the inhabi tants of the associated powers. SOLF WIRES THANKS FOR FOOD PROMISE Notifies Unsing of Germany's Grateful Cognizance." Amsterdam, Nov. 15.?Dr. W. S Solf German foreign minister, has sent a message to Secretary Lansing notify ing him of Germany's "grateful cog nisance" of President Wilson's me* sage which promised relief of the German food ryeeds provided order i? maintained. f 8 Dr. Solf requests that Herbert C Hoover be sent to The Hague to meet German representatives m order to arrange the detaii. of the dUpensa tion of 'America's m a heip.? America a magnanimous CURTAIL GERMAN TRAFFIC. The Prussian rallwav deDarf?.?. annouooes that owing to the f?t?? blUsatJon* ne0e"ar^ the^demo! nn ! process, civilian traffic will S2JT "8Ur<"d a limited num**r?" It is possible traffic will have tA k? ?topped completely for acme tim,. SENATORS WAR ON M'ADOO'S TAX REVISION 1 t ? Committee Opposition Roused by Proposed Changes in Revenue Bill. Secretary McAdoo's recommend*- ] tiona for the revision of the revenue ? bill provoked violent opposition I among members of the Senate 11-. nance Committee yesterday. He ap-! peared in person before the commit tee to explain the suggestions made in his letter to Chairman Simmons. j but failed to convince all the mem-, bers of the committee that hie recom mendations should be followed. j Although Senator Simmons at the] close of the session ventured the opinion that a majority of the com mlttee would agree to modify the bill , in the manner Mr. McAdoo suggested, a bitter tight la In prospect and the passage of the bill may be delayed in SXltely. It is certain the Re- | publican members of the iommttt?e are not willing to accept all of Mr. McAdoo's recommendations. Objections Raised. I The principal objection mad* Senators to the changes Pr?P?*'f *" Mr. McAdoo is directed against the following recommendations: 1. That the excess profits tax rates should be lowered and the rates on individual incojnes should be rainett. 5. That in the pending bill Congress should tlx the r^mumtoberalsed In 1W0 at M.OOO.WWO and establish a policy of rates In accordance with this amount. When Mr. McAdoo was before the committee h. was sharply Questloned by the senators on these tw o points. He gave as a reason for ^ individual income tax rates the planation that the excess profits tax is not satisfactory. He said that such a .ax was inherently . burden on business and in essence a tax on consumption. ,h Senators Smoot and I enrose. the only Republican members of the committee present, objected strong * to the removal of the excess profits tax and the corresponding lncreas in the income tax Mr McAdoo that they did not? ?* , lieve an increase m the individual tax rates afforded the only of the problem, and announced that they would strongly oppose such a proposal. Senator *moo< liisa?rees. Senator Smoot said after the meet ing of the committee: "X am not at all in harmony with Mr. McAdoo in this particular, be uw the money needed can be raised very much more easily by other wans than by raising the taxes on individual incomes, or course, when the war is over wa shall have to do away with war profits taxes; but there could be a normal tax on the business of all individuals, partnerships and cor porations which would raise all the money needed without increasing the rates on individuals as he has rec ommended. .. . "I am strongly of the opinion that there ought to be wonry collected to go into a slnkiju? fund for the pay ment of our national debt. This could be done by a tax of not less than 1 per cent on al' sales, and Intend to do all I can to get such a provision in the bill.** The other recommendation made t? Secretarv McAdoo. that the limits of I the tax bill for 1920 should be fixed id ; the pending bill, is ?" I Jectionable to the Republ cans be ! causa they believe that it is an ait i tempt to legislate so far In adxance ! that an extra session of Congress wiU not be necessary. I nless an extra laession is held they will not beg n I to exercise their control of affairs the senate and House until a year from the coming December. The> ere counting upon the holding <*f an extra session in order to give them immediate control over Congress. McAdoo Foresees Delay. Secretary McAdoo's reason fje tliis recommendation was that it is of the highest Importance that bustno* be advised In advance what taxes it will be called upon to pay. He said that If this policy was not fixed in the pending bill an extra session would be necessary and that u might take four or five months to get a measure psu<sed. Mr. McAdoo said he felt very strongly that the bill should provide for a diminution of the taxes, so that the amount j raised In 1930 should not exceed ! M.OfW.OOOXW. Senator Smoot and Penrose scoffed I at the sug-estion that It would be possible to mane any provision for the 1920 taxes. Outside of thp com mlttee" room thev denounced it as an attempt to postpone the time when the Republicans should take control of Congress. Mr. McAdoo told the committee thit 1 his present estimnte of tis.000.000.000 l was nothinc mo-e than "an enlight ened guess." He said it was im possible to get from the War De partment and other departments any thing like accurate information as to what the expenditures for 1919 might be Neither is it determined, he said, how far this country will go in the matter of continuing the loans and advances to the allied countries. The estimate, however, is based on the assumption that these loans will be continued. ? , , If the bill should provide for rais ing K 000,t>00,?? by taxes. Mr McAdoo said, he thoughh he would be able to finance the government for the uar. With this sum assured, cer tificates of indebtedness may be is sued to meet expenses as they arise, and these can be redeemed as the money from the taxes flows in. SPAIN BREAKS WITH I RUSSIAN BOLSHEVISTS Madrid Declares Its Government Never Recognized Soviet. Spain has officially broken with the I Bolshevists of Russia, says a dispatch ! from Madrid received here yesterday. It adds: 'The under secretary ol State has announced that the Spanish government has broken with the Bol shevists and that there Is no longer any representative of Spain in Rus sia." Spain never recognised the Soviet government, it wa* said, but main tained her diplomatic corps in Rus i 3rt *- >' .*<? Wilson Felicitates King of the Belgians On Reentering Capital President Wilson yesterday sent the following congratulatory mes sage to King Albert of Belgium upon the re-entry of that sover eign Into the capital of his nation: "His Majesty, the King of the Belgians, Brussels "Never has a national holiday occurred at a more auspicious mo ment, and never have felicitations been more heartfelt than these which It is my high privilege to tender to Your Majesty on this day. "When facing Imminent destruc tion, Belgium by her self-sacrifice won for her?elf a. place of honor among nations, a crown of glory, imperishable, though all else were lost. "The danger is averted, the hour of "victory come, and with It the promise of a new life fuller, great er. nobler than has been known before. "The blood of Belgium's heroic sons has not been shed In vain. (Signed) "WOODROW WILSON." BREWER PROBE BY COMMITTEE NEXT TUESDAY; Senate Judiciary Inquiry on | Political Phase May De lay Times Quiz. I Heads of certain brewery orgatczi tfono throughout the country have ! , heen summoned i-O appear before the j, Senate Judiciary subcommittee next ( Tuesday to explain the political ac | tlvitiea of their respective organisa- j t tions. ' It la the belief of members of the ; subcommittee, appointed to invest!-1 gate fTie participation of the brewing | interests in politics and the purchase of th? Washington Times with mjnej. I obtained from these interests, teat the first week of the investigation will | be devoted to hearing testimony on. the alleged attempt of the brewers to !, influyoce politics. May Be rawllllag. Doubt whether the specific incident j of the purchase of the Tfc'ishlngtcn j Times will be twiched upon w.thln the I next week was expressed by mem bers of the committee last night, since there is considerable uncer tainty as to the willingness ef the first witness called to testify. The three witnesses, John Gardiner of Philadelphia, chairman of the or ganisation commit tee of the T'nited States lire we rs Association; Hugh F. Fox of New Tork, secretary of the association, and John A- McDermott ( ? of New YdHt. manager of the organl-. . sation committee, were imonj; those appearing before toe court in the in I vestigation of political activities of | J the brewers in the State of Pennsyl- J | vania. At the time of the Pittsburgh In j vestigation these three refused to | testify, basing their refusal on the ground that their testimony might ' incriminate themselves, and insist ing upon the constitutional privi lege exempting persons from being j | compelled to testify against their ( j own interests. Questions as to their duties as heads of the organisations they rep resented were met with the same reply: "I decline to answer on the! ground that my answer may tend to j ! incriminate me. and. as one of the j accused in the proceedings. I insist ? upon my constitutional privilege j j which protects me against being j compelled to testify against myself." . Read Their Aaswera. The witnesses in this case acted , under the instruction of their law i vers and read their answers from | | slips of yellow paper bearing the; I quoted sentence. Any question put] I to them during the investigation was j ! met by the little yellow ticket. Neil I ) Bonner, president of the National Re- J I tall IJquor Dealers' Association, pro- j I duced his saffron ticket and started i off: "I decline to answer?when the prosecuting attorney asked him j if he thought it looked like rain. I Hugh Fox went to jail for contempt ( rather than forego his constitutional j privilege. An editorial In the Philadelphia i North American of April 20. 1916, de- ; Clares that the answer of the brewery ! heads was an acknowledgment that | the routine activities of the organisa tions were of such a nature that to discuss them would Incriminate their | leaders. STRIKE AGAINST END OF OVERTIME WORK Dock Helpers at Brooklyn Army j Depot Join Movement. New York. November 15.?Two hun- | dred dock workers and helpers Joined ? the strike against the elimination of overtime work at the army supply ] depot in Brooklyn today. Approxi- : mately 5.100 engaged in the construe- j tion of the buildings are now on | strike. The spokesmen for the men j contend that it will be impossible for them to meet their payments on Lib- I erty bonds unless overtime work is continued or an increase of pay Is j granted for eigfct hours. Oklahoma Society Nucleus Formed in Washington The Initial meeting for the creation | of an Oklahoma Society was held last evening in the office of Senator Gore. I at the Senate Office Building. One I hundred and three former residents ] of the Western State who are now | in Washington were present. Senator Gore was elected temporary qhalrman and Edward F. Roberson. secretary The committee on const!-1 I tutlon and by-laws is composed of j Maj Peck. Mrs. Elliott. Mist WM jams and Miss Ho gan The commit 1 tee on publicity and membership eon i slsts of Miss Grace Macdonakl, Miss I Dixie I^cne. Miss H^sel Johnson. Miss j J. Shields. Miss Lclu Weisdorfer. Mrs. | T. P. Fore. Mrs. Boiling. Lieut. Cox, j John B. O'Nelt and B. T. Houston. Addresses were made by Senator) Gore by Ms). HerbeH M Peck, for- j merly county attorney ?t Oklahoma City, and Maj. R A. Bill ip*. of the I judge advocate's oHlce. I METZ OCCUPIED BY AMERICANS; ANTWERP FREE 3ig Towns Soon Evacuated As Germans Make Hasty Withdrawal. LILLE CRIMES SERIOUS ?>recise Charges of Shock ing Kind Are Preferred Against Hun Officers. Pari*. Nov. II.?Occupation of the ;lty of Mets by American and French roops is a matter of hours. The orts of the big stronghold already lave been occupied by Franco American troops following in the sake of the German withdrawal. >ispatches fsom the front stata the Hermans are showing unexpected ?peed in evacuation, not only of Alsace-Lorraine, but of the oc cup tad -egions of Northern France and Bel gium as well. Formal ceremonies are planned for Sunday at Mets Strassurg and Col lar. when the reconquest of France's 'lost provinces" will be celebrated. King Albert of the Bel nans is expected to enter Brussels :he same day. Late today word came from the Yont that the whole of France had been cleared by the Invadera. but this is still unconfirmed. America will be represented by ?en. Rhodes and France by Gen. de Coble^on the inter-allied armistice rommission. which tomorrow will proceed to Spa. German army head quarters In Belgium. Antwerp Frrf ef lavaiera. Antwerp. Nov. IK.? Belgium's flag again floats from the town hall and all public buildings of this great i*esport, for the first time in mora than four years. The Germans completed their evacuation of this city within the last 4fc hours after having held it occupied ever afnee Winston Churchill's ill-fated effort to save the town. Prstrsts A bant Material. Paris. Nor. IE?Marshsi Foch haa eent a new protest to the Germaa high command against the mannar in which the Germans. In the course of their evacuation of France and Belgium, leave behind great quan tities of war material. The allied generalissimo in his jnessage, sent by wireless, asks for a concentra tion and methodical delivery of the materials to the alliea. ('earl-martial Haa OAe^rs. London. Nov. 15. ? Very r rectos charges have been made out ajramst German officers guilty of having or dered or of having themselves cam* mitted shocking crimes, according to a Paris dispatch based on the result of an investigation made in LiUe and the region of the Nord. The dispe'eh adds that in the pres ence of the evidence revealed by the commission of inquiry the under sec retary of atate at the ministry of Justice has ordered that criminal pro ceedings be instituted at once against the German officers in question. They will be tried by court martial?In their absence, if the allies are unable to have them arrested?snd whatever sentence may be paaeed will remain valid. Genaaa Reyaltr lBtfr?r4. Amsterdam. Nov. 15?Fried rich Wfl helm. former crown prince of Prussia, and his wife, former Crown Princess Cecilie. have been interned at Swal men castle. Holland, it was learned today. V. S- Aalrnaa land* at ^rl?m Copenhagen. Nov. 15.?An American airman landed at Oologne. the big German fortifled city on the Rhine, yesterday. Details are lacking. AraUtirr Trraa ta Tarka. London. Nov. Ik?The armistice terms imposed upon the Turkish wsr forces in Mesopotamia, as officially announced tonight, comprise: 1. Evacuation of the Muael Vilayet 2. Surrender of artillery, supplies and ammunition. 5. British control of MosueL 4 Evacuation of the Caucasus and Northwestern Persia, I. Turkish withdrawal from Syria and Cilicia and demobilisation In a westerly direction. C. Franco-British occupation of Al exandretta. BOARD OF CENSORSHIP NOW OUT OF BUSINESS Branch of Committer on P?rt>lic Information No More Needed. The Board of Censorship which vm established by ,1er? ?sl pro?"lmms tion October 14. 1*17. was discontinued yesterday at the Committee on Public Information. The board consisted of R. L. Maddox of the Pottoffiee *V partment Capt. D. ^ Todd, of the Navy; Gen. Churchill, of the War Department. Paul Fuller and Georgs Creel. The general commer; on the res toration of freedom of communication with Europe was that it would have a most salutory effect on the proceed ings of the Peace Congress. TUMULTY'S FATHER ILL. Change for ^or*e Bring* Presi dent's Secretary to Bedside. Jotvpii P. Tumulty. *eereUiry to t>? President, was called to Jersey CM' yesterday because of the illness of his father. He was accompanied by Mr#. Tumulty. The health of Mr. Tumulty's father has been poor for some time, antf took a change for the worse veatar day. . Hiadeabvt Motm Qnarters Amsterdam. No\ 14.?The Frank furter Zeitung announces Field Mar* shall von Htndenburg and the Ger man general staff have moved thai# headquarters to Wilheimatooehe near ?Caasel. where in 1170 Bmporor Napo lean was kept prisoner after finds a ?