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AMERICA FIRST IT ALL Vol. 1, No. 1. BcSS^fBOXls MAIN IJJJJ SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1922. WEATHER. today; much Fresh PRICE TEN CENTS KU KLUX KLAN IS ASSAILED BY SECRETARY DENBY; CLEMENCEA U WILL TAKE VP FRENCH DEBT WITH U. S. Today False Prosperity. Oil Is Healthy, Thanks. Fat Shoat for Harding. It's a Substitute Age. ARTHUR BRISBANI (Copjrliht. llll). *T~0 forbid immigration of labor from Europe is a crime against this nation, against it* prosperity, growth and security. The United States needs labor to produce, consume and develop this nation's resources. The im migration laws should be changed. For their protection, business In en must discount part of the . apparent prosperity. ? Cities and States are turning out tax-exempt bonds by the thousands of millions. Very rich men will buy all the taxpayers will allow printed. Fifteen thousand millions Is the present total of these tax free bonds. As fast as they get It, States and cities spend the money on the usual extrava gant, grafting basis that goes with public contracts. Labor Is employed, materials are bought, artificial appearance of prosperity is created. A heavy load of interest and future taxes is piled up for city people and farmers to pay. Seven hundred and fifty mil lions a year, at least, is the in terest on these securities already Issued. MF JEN with big fortunes will \ collect that interest, paying not a cent of tax to the Govern ment on it. Little people every where will be taxed to pay it. By and by the output of reck less bond issues will cease, but the interest will continue. A few very rich men will hold tax-free heavy mortgages on Cities and States throughout the nation for years to come. TOHE country is running in -*? debt like a drunk or crazy man to oblige tax dodgers and pile up woe for the taxpayers. It is a first-class joke on the little people. They will have to pay Government cost that the big men dodge and pay for the bonds as well. ( rpHK nation should end the J stupid tax exemptir >n bil lions of securities. That will be done if we ever get a really radical vote. President Harding has pro tested against the tax dodging, but he has not done anything and can't do anything. The tax dodgers do not o*vn him, but they own this j rticular Government. TJOW is your business doing? Th-> oil business is doing p-ettv well, thanks. The Buck eye pipeline pays an extra divi dend of $25 a share, Indiana pipeline pays $20 extra. Both ^ pay "regular" $16 dividends. ~>o you suggest Government regulation of oil and gasoline prices? Why, that would be socialism. True, Government } did regulate the price of wheat, preventing profiteering by farmers. But farmers and oil companies are different. QOMEONE sent a fat shoat to ^ President Harding. A shoat is a young hog. The White House does not know who sent the shoat. Perhaps it's a stock dividend from some farmer. If the President sold that pig he would have to pay income tax on the amount. But stock divi dends from oil companies worth tens of millions are not "in Come" and can't be taxed. Corporations should pray ?light and morning for the con tinued health of certain judges that were well selected. TT SEEMS that men are * hired as substitutes to serve terms in jail when sensitive men with money are convicted. I The authorities are agitated, but it's an old deal. Men hire substitutes in their bar exam inations, civil service, and other examinations. That is very common, a regular business in New York. It was once the thing to hire a substitute in war. One dis tinguished American did that and later was Secretary of W ar. The nation's taxes are pair) by silly little substitutes, the big men dodging. > ?piIA^K President Harding for his fight in favor of a fhip subsidy. Senator Borah . << ontlnurd on Page 2. Column 8.) mm GETSOMON JSI UBS Declares He Will Kill for Ail Time Impression France Has Imperialistic Ambitions. PLEASED AT RECEPTION Denies He Will Ask America For Cancellation of War Debts Due From the Allies. By HARRY L. ROGERS. st?" NEW YORK. Nov. 18. Georges Clemenceau. eiphty one-year-old fighting states man of France, 'who received a tremendous ovation upon his arrival here today, will lose no time in taking up the all-important question of the French debt to the United States, it was learned of ficially tonight. Highly pleased with the recep tion accorded him in the city he had not seen for fifty years, the former French premier was de termined to make the most of the opportunity to bring home to the American people the things which he considers to be of vital importance to the welfare of his country. r ?A?ih,Veteran Ieader sUted ?t City Hall today one of the pri mary objects of his visit is to kill for all time in America the impression that France is either militaristic or imperialistic. Being a practical man. however, he l-ealizes the question of debts and reparations is fundamental, and he makes no bones about saying so CANNOT PAY NOW. Throughout his speaking tour in the United States, "The Tiger" will stress the importance of this ques tion. He will state in most positive terms, it is learned on high au thority. that France cannot pay Im mediately her war debt to the Uni ted States of more than three bil lion dollars, and that this debt can not be paid at an unless France re ceives her just indemnities from Germany. Clemenceau positively will not ask for cancellation of the debt, it is stated. He will endeavor to con vince Americans, however, that Oermany by an unprovoked and) aggressive war caused France a loss of more than 150.000.000.000 gold francs, to say nothing of the I <oss In human life and suffering. He will cite the fact that France had a war death toll of 1.700,000 Of the flower of her manhood out of a population of approximately 38.rf00.000, and that there are in addition 300.000 other Frenchmen totally disabled and a charge upon the government, with mt>re than a million others partially, disabled. He Will Show that a thirteenth part of the area of France, and this I the richest industrial section, has heen devastated, including 23 000 factories and 741,883 other build ings. a region which formerly paid ihe highest tax of any other par, of the country. Not only has this region paid no Liner Leviathan Will Be Ocean's Queen, But Dry THE big liner Leviathan, now brine refitted at Norfolk for pasaenger-carying duty on the Atlantic, will be queen of the American merchant marine, a dry uueen. The I'nited States Shipping Board made public last night in an eight-page announce ment the luxurious accomoda tions that are being arranged for on the Leviathaa by a force of 1,500 men. There will be everything that a modern hotel boasts? elevator system, telephone sys tem, tire protection, water tight compartments, swimming pools, electric servants in the galleys?t-verylhing except a bar. EBERT PERSUADES WTO'CARRY ON' German Business Man Quits Task of Forming Cabinet, Then Reconsiders. By S. D. WEYER, International New* Service. ? BERLIN. Nov. 18.?After in forming President Ebart that he could not form a new cabinet 'n succession to the Wirth ministry, because of party strife, Wilhelm | Cuno reconsidered his decision to night. He will take up again the task of creating a new government I tomorrow. The Wirth cabinet fell when So j cialists refused to work with any representative of the so-called Stin nes party. It was understood, how ! ever, that the Socialists had agreed to the "inclusion of a 8tinnes man" in the new ministry if he were given some such post as foreign secretary, where he could not interfere with domestic affairs. Germany is without a cabinet at a time when delicate new negotiations | are pending with the allies. The al lied powers have just complained to | Germany through the council of am bassadors that the Germans for some I months past have been violating the military clauses of the treaty ot Versailles and that, in consequence, all possibility of the withdrawal of the military control commission from Berlin is ended for the present. Passenger Agent Found Dead In Golf Club Lake ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 18.?The body of H. C. Bailey, fifty-three, district passenger agent of the Louisville and Nashville railroad, a former resident of Louisville, Ky.. was found late today in a lake at a golf club here. The coroner ordered an investigation. Relatives said they knew no reason to sus pect suicide. RED TO VICTIM. VET TIKES PHI Virginian, Refused Food and Lodging at Bureau, Tries "The Easiest Way." IS EXPECTED TO RECOVER Suicide Attempt Made in Legion Headquarters in Pres ence of Executive Officer. Another veteran of the world war, baffled by fine-drawn regulations of the Veterans' Fureau. tried t'ie "easiest way out" in Washington yesterday. Following a fruitless Interview with Capt. A. E. Haan. manager for the Fourth distlrct of the bu reau, A. John Camper, thirty-three years old. of Alvarado, Washington county, Va., walked Into the offices of the District of Columbia depart ment,- American Legion .142S New York avena->, tossedj battered suit case under tbe desk of I- H. Mor ton, executive officer, remarking: "Keep it. I won't need it again." and swallowed poison. Horton wasn't quick enough to prevent this action, but he lost no time In summoning aid. Ill aii ambulance Camper was rushed to Mt. Alto Hospital and a stomach pump was applied. He was re ported doing well early in the eve ning. and not in danger of death. REFVSED RAIL, FARE. The records of the bureau show that Camper enlisted In the army in 1913 and saw service In the Hawaiian islands, t hi, Philippines and the world war. For a while he received compensation, but months ago the award was held to be erroneous and was cancelled. October 24 he applied for exami nation for suspected tuberculosis. Four days ago army surgeons at Walter Reed hospital, where he had been observed, reported nega tive findings, and Camper was dis charged. They offered him, as usual, his railway fare back home, but he is said to have refused it. WANTS LAW REWRITTEN. "The whole law regarding the Veterans' Bureau will have to be rewritten," declared Alexander M. Bremer, commander of Stuart Wa. cott Post, American Legion, who came into headquarters not long after Camper had been taken to Mt. Alto. "We have advocated for months an amendment that will allow the bureau to provide food and a place to sleejp for veterans coming here to adjust claims. WILSON RECEIVES OVATION. Former President Woodrow Wil son was tendered an Impromptu re ception last lnght by theatergoers as he emerged from a downtown thea ter. The crowd Jammed the block to get a glimpse of him as he drove away in his car. Washington Gets 1923 Convention United Daughters Of Confederacy BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Nov. 18.? Th#? 1923 convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will bp held In Washington. The convention, in its closing ses sion here today, accepted the in vitation of the delegates from the nation's capital which was exteneded by the president of the District of Columbia division, Mrs. Walter E Mutton. ? The convention was closed with a message from former President Wil son. acknowledging receipts of a message from the delegates in as sembly wishing him good health and greetings from those present. A motion was adopted this after noon extending the sympathies of DENBY FLAYS KLAI AS FOE TO LIBERTY! Secretary of Navy Tells East ern Star Religious Freedom Is In Danger. SEES POLITICAL MENACE No Secret Order Has Right to Direct Vote, He Declares. Br lalTrnal Htnlfi. A vigorous assault upon the Ku Klux Klan was made by Secretary of the Navy Denby In an address be fore the national convention the Order of Eastern Star her^last night. Although he did not mention the Ku Klu* by name, the Secretary left no Asnbt that It was that organiza tion which he referred. Nothing more dangerous "to the continued mental and spiritual health of the republic could well be conceived than such societies," the Secretary declared. He added: OBEDIENCE FUNDAMENTAL. "The fundamental law of what we term a 'law-abiding country* is. and must be. obedience to law. When any community or body of men or women within a community disre gard the orderly processes of tke law, a blow is struck at the roots of the republic. "Religious freedom is the most sacred possession of free peoples Yet if we are to believe the tales told with such seeming truth and so frenqtiently. religious freedom Itself is menaced in certain parts of this country. "There is no harm in religious zeal sanely and properly displayed, but in this country neither exces sive propagandism nor acts of sup pression have any place. The law of the republic must govern or chaos will ensue. I have a right to tell my neighbor what I believe and to convince him in a peaceful manner, if 1 can, that 1 am right. I have no right whatever, alone or in combination with others, to in flict Injury or humiliation upon him if he adheres to his form of belief. ATTACKS rOIJTICAI. ACTIVITY. "In this country any secret order, no matter how harmless its secrets may be, which invades the realm of politics and strives to control the destinies of our country, or the gov ernment of our States and cities, is objectionable. There Is no room in a free democracy such as ours for persons who wish to combine in se cret and take oaths that compel them to act In concert In matters governmental. Freedom to ' vote without external restraint is as clear a right as freedom to vote In secret. A man's franchise is his own, no more to be sworn away than to be sold away." Fish Urges Committees On Vets' Legislation Br Inlvfml Service. Appointment of standing commit tees on ex-service men's legisla tion by both houses of Congress was advocated by Congressman Hamilton Fish of New York yester day In a conference with President Harding at the White House. Mr. FiBh asked the President to include such a recommendation In his annual message to Congress. Allies Agree on Plans For Near East Parley PARIS, Nov. 18.?France. Great Britain and Italy are In complete accord on all subjects to be. taken up at the Lausanne Near Bast con ference, according to an official communique issued tonight at the end of a conference between Lord Curxon and Premier Polncalre. Call Issued To Progressives . Under the slogan "On Guard for the People," Senator La Follette, in beginning his fight for Progressive con trol of Congress, sent out invitations for two conferences. The Progressives in the present Senate and House are called to meet here Friday, December 1. Representative Progressive men and women throughout the country are summoned to meet here December 2. The formal invitations were issued by the People's Legislative Service, a Progressive organization formed two years ago, of which Senator La Follette is chairman; Representative Huddleston of Alabama, vice chairman, and William H. Johnston, president of the International Association of Machinists, secretary-treasurer. That the general conference will "include leading Progressives not already actively affiliated with the People's Legislative Service" is emphasized in the official announcement of the two calls. "The people have done all that could be done at this election to express their will that this Government shall be genuinely progressive," it is declared in the invitation f*k- this conference. IE VAIERI tFPEIUS Elil IK Fi MBS' LIFE IK IT FMDS Protests Execution of His Ready to "Fight or Quit" at Chief Aid at Bidding of Word of Men Who Got England. Him In. By International \>w? Service. DUBLIN, Nov. 18?Eamonn de Valera this afternoon issued an ap peal to the nation protesting against execution of Erskine Childers, his chief military aid. "If Childers is shot by Irishmen at the bidding of Kngland. we shall be slaves for slaves." his appeal read. The appeal was issued from the rebel leader's hiding place. Childers, who was on trial yester day, and is held incommunicado, was one of De Valera's chief mili tary lieutenants. He was arrested recently while attending a repub lican "war council" near Wicklow. Dramatic scenes were enacted outside of Mt. Joy prison, where Mary MacSwiney, sister of the late L*)rd Mayor Terence MacSwiney. of Cork, is entering the third week of her hunger strike. Mary's sister, Annie MacSwiney, who came here from Cork, is standing sentinel at the gates of the prison and has undertaken a hunger strike, threat ening to starve herself to death un less her sister is released. Crowds of women gafhered about Annie throughout the day. kneeling in prayer. She tried to get into the prison to see her sister, but was refused admittance. She claims that the prison guards turned a hose on her in an effort to drive her from her post. $50,000,000 Heiress Ambition and By International ?w, H^rrkf. CHICAGO. Nov.. 18.?She's twen ty-four. petite, pretty and heiress to a $50,000,000 estate. Her money could buy her anything she wAnte-1. except the one thing she desired most?to sing in grand opera. But tonight Dorothy Cannon, heiress to the estate of Leonard C. Cannon, is op the verge of realizing this greatest ambition. She's to take the part of the flower maiden in "Parsifal" in the Chicago Ctvic Opera Company's presentation to morrow afternoon. Not easily has the ' recognition been won. according to the heiress. While she's really a "regular flap per down deep," Miss Cannon has given up lots of enjoyment In order (Copyright. 1922. by International Newi Service.) DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 18 ?De claring he is not a politician and that he has been an involuntary actor in the drama the first aet of which saw his friends persuading him to make the fight for the Senate, Senator Truman II. Newberry, in an inter view tonight, declared he is ready to fight or quit on the word of the men who he says "got him into this thing in the first place." And New berry. who, according to dispatches from Washington, will be confronted with enough votes in the Senate to oust him should he decide to "face the music." doesn't know what they want him to do. Hoped-for conferences with friends and advisers have not materialized. He doesn't even know tonight whether he is going to leave Detroit tomorrow for Washington to attend the special session of Congress until he consults political advisers in Washington. "What are you going to do?" Mr. Newberry was asked. Senator Newberry tilted back in his chair, looked out the window and smiled a broad smile that min gled with amusement and derision. "I am going to talk to my friends first," he said. "I will do Just as they think best." Realizes Her Will Sing in Opera that she might put in her regular daily practice of six hours. She gave up everything except golf and a month of horsehack riding at Hot Springs. V?.t every summer. "It's been awfully hard not to race around like all my girl friends" she said. "But I Just said to my self' 'If I'm going to be an opera star I can't be a frivolous young woman, and I've chosen.' '* Miss Cannon's estate came front her uncle, a former rich importer of teas and coffees. It Includes, among other things, a big house at 843 Park avenue. New York, a country place at Bay Shore, I^ong Island, a big house in Shanghai, China, and a yacht, named "Doro thy/' UFOUITTE. BACK IN CITY, CHALLtNCES "OLD CUP" i Anti-Conservative Members of Both Branches Called to Conferences on Dec. 1 and 2. WOULD RULE BOTH HOUSES Bangs Fist on Desk to Empha size Battle Cry, Declaring Election Calls for Action. By WINDER R. HARRIS. I nlvrr**] Seertee ??a? Ce?rea?eode* "Fighting Bob" La Follette came back to Washington yw terday and issued ? formal declaration of war on all re actionaries, conservatives and standpatters for control of the Sixty-eighth Congress. | The Wisconsin senator served notice that the group i of Progressives who will hold the balance of power after March 4 will wield this power | to dictate the reorganization of both Senate and House. The challenge and calls to con j ferences made it plain that the | full strength of the progressive elements also will be thrown against every item of reactionary legislature on the Administration program and in support of ac cepted progressive principles and policies." Banging his fist on his desk to emphasize his battle cry. La Fol lette declared the election of No vember 7 created a situation that "calls for definite action on the part of progressives in Congtnas.' CANNOT IGNORE MANDATE. "The people have Riven them a mandate which cannot be ignored, he said "The time has now come for the organization of a well-defined group, co-operating in support of accepted progressive principles and policies. The announced program of the Administration makes plain tha necessity for immediate action. "No one can be unmindful of the fact that the election has created such a close division in Congress that the progressive delegation fron. a single State holds the balance of power in the House of Represent a tlves. Correspondingly a group of eight or ten progressives may act with equal effectiveness in th? Senate." NKF.II WISCONSIN VOTES. Senator L* Follette obvioualy had in mind the Wisconsin delegation In his reference to the situation in the House. With a majority of only fifteen over the Democrats and a plurality of eighteen over all. the Republicans, it is quite apparent, must have the ten Wla oonsln progressive Republicans with them If they are to organise the House. These ten Representatives are La Follette forces. They ml* be satlafied if the G. O. P. is to reorganise the House. Only a pro greostve reorganisation wlH meet their demands. The Senator continued: ??within the past two months I have talked with Influential men and women. Including a numbar of THE WASHINGTON HERALD TOMORROW! Hearst Morning Ne^spapei|Featiires!