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AVERT NEW WAR
Europe Sinking Into Attitude
of Armed Expectancy, Says
- Lord Rothermere.
GREY HOPES FOR UNITY
BY U. S. AND ENGLAND
Compilation of Newspaper Opinion
Finds Striking Unanimity in
Favor of Drastic Cuts.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON*. November 12. The
question of disarmament was brought
to the fore as Great Britain cele
brated the ninth anniversary of the
Under the heading. “Newspapers
and War," spread across its main
news page, the Daily News published
a compilation of newspaper opinion,
which, the paper declared, repre
sented a striking unanimity in favor ;
of radical disarmament.
The hope that the United States .
and Great Britain, in their next naval
estimates, would provide for real re
quirements only, was expressed toy
Viscount Grey of Falloden. British
foreign minister from 1905 to 1916, in
a speech at Plymouth
Europe is sinking into an attitude
of armed expectancy. Lord Bother
mere warned in an article in the ,
Action Called Overdue.
“A comprehensive public announce
ment in favor of disarmament by the
prime minister would be welcome and
seems a little overdue, a special
message from Field Marshal Robert
■on to the Daily News concluded.
The Daily News symposium repre
sented the recent pronouncements of
newspaper proprietors and news
organization heads. The paper de
scribed these as a “thing of immedi
ate significance and national impor
tance"—namely. that a large section j
of the British press had come forward !
boldly in the past week in favor of .
The papers represented were the j
Daily Express, the News of the j
World the Daily Mail, the Sunday J
Pictorial, the Evening News and the j
Sees Danger in Rivalry.
“I think there is nothing more fatal i
in respect to naval armaments th-in j
that there should be rivalry between
the United States and Great Britain.’'
Viscount Grey said “The Geneva con
ference failed because of rivalry du<-
to the doctrine of parity between the
United States and Great Britain The
two nations will soon be building fleets,
not so much for requirements as for
Lord Rothermere in his article
headed “After Nine Years,” declared
that Europe was sinking into an atti
tude of armed expectancy exactly simi
lar to that of 1914. It was the duty
of every government to give some as
surance that the future would not
see the waste and terrors of the great
war period repeated, he added.
76 MORE MEMBERS
Leaders Accused Ousted Men of
By the Awooiated Pres*.
MOSCOW, November 12.—The drive
of the Communist party to break the
opposition led by Leon Trotsky and
Gregory Zinoviev is continuing, the
presidium of the Moscow Control Com
mission expelling 76 members of the
Communist party today.
Those expelled were charged with
organizing a series of underground
opposition meetings addressed by
Trotsky. Leon Kameneff and Chris
tian Rakovsky. former Soviet Ambas
sador to France.
The largest of the so-called illegal
meetings was held in the auditorium
of an engineering school wi>h Ka
meneff acting as chairman. Some of
the members of the central Com
munist committee who were inform
ed of the gathering came to watch
the proceedings, hut were not allow
ed to enter Communists in charge
of the auditorium who attempted to
interfere with the opposition meeting
PACIFIST TO BE QUIZZED.
Professor to Be Questioned on
BERLIN. November 12 OP;.— Papers
hive been issued for the examination
of Prof. Wilhelm Foerster, widely
known pacifist, for his alleged revela
tion of Information about the Reichs
wehr. which was calculated to prove
detrimental to the interest of the coun
The alleged rev flat ions were made
in the pacifist organ. Die Menscheit,
whose editor was arrested on a charge
As Prof. Foerster is living in Swit
zerland at present the papers have no
practical significance. The federal at
torney general at Leipsie today stated
that no warrant had been issued, but
that a legal process had been granted
for a preliminary examination of Prof
MRS. GRAYSON HOPEFUL.
PARIS, November 12 t/P).—Mrs.
Frances Wilson Grayson, who was
forced by weather conditions and mo
tor trouble to abandon an aerial flight
from Orchard Beach. Me., to Copen
hage i, arrived here yesterday from
the United States, but left immediate
ly for Berlin.
“J am in no way discouraged by the
failure of my first attempt to fly the
Atlantic," said Mrs. Grayson "I hope
to try again the first time we have
fine weather, perhaps even before the
end of this year. For lhat reason I
cannot, despite my ardent desire,
make a longer stay in Paris.
*T expect to sail for America on No
Member 16 nr 19. upon completion of
fay business in Europe."
fO S Weather Bureau Forecast.t
Fair and much colder; lowest tern
perature near freezing tonight: tomor
row fair and colder. Temperatures —
Highest. 70. Ht 4:15 p.m yesterday:
lowest, 52. at 6:30 a.m today.
Full report on page 2S. :
BRITISH MARCH ON WHITE HOUSE
TODAY FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1814
Peaceful Visit of Canadian Troops Is
I in Marked Contrast to Warlike Greet
-1 ing They Met 113 Years Ago.
| British troops invaded the White j
! House grounds this afternoon for the
first time since the War of 1812.
One hundred and thirteen years ago
on the night of August 25, Gen. Ross
and his British troops rode up Penn
sylvania avenue to "the President's j
house" and set fire to it by torch. j
The passing of a century brought j
peace and friendship. cemented j
further a decade ago by the fellowship j
of war against a foe common to Brit- j
ish and Americans alike.
Today the troops of Britain's great >
American dominion to the north were
welcomed to the White House with j
a hospitality in marked contrast to
the greeting they received early in the
President to Greet Them.
President Coolidge personally ex
tended the felicitation of the Ameri
can people to the colorful Canadian -
troops here for the impressive cere
monies of yesterday afternoon, attend
ing the dedication of Canada’s "Cross
of Sacrifice" in memory of Americans
who fell while fighting with Dominion
forces in the World War.
The Canadian troops began their
march on the White House shortly
after noon. They included detach
; ments of the Royal Canadian Regi
; ment. the Royal 22d Regiment, trum
’ peters of the Royal Canadian Horse
Artillery and the Royal Canadian
FEARED BY EUROPE
New Treaty Draws Sharper
Line Between Interests of
Italy and France.
BY PAUL SCOTT MOWRKR.
j Bv Cable to The Star and Chicairo Daily
New*. Copyright. 1027.
J PARIS, November 12.—The Balkan
| kettle once more is seething. All Eu
j rope, remembering the past, is looking
jon anxiously. There is a feeling ol
I danger in the air—not imminent, per
haps. but potential.
In the past two factors have proved
sufficient to bring war. First, rivalry
)of two great states in the Balkans;
second, inflammatory quarrels between
the Balkan peoples themselves.
The last Balkan rivals were Austria-
Hungary and Russia. The World
War resulted. The latest rivals are
Italy and France. War will almost
certainly be avoided, but careful diplo
macy will be necessary, for there are
two local inflammatory quarrels in
progress, either of which may imperil
* Albanian Protectorate Involved.
One of these involves the protecto
rate obtained by Italy over Albania
nearly a year ago, and the other con
cerns recent violent outbreaks of all
kinds, including raids, incendiarism,
bombings and assassinations by a sc
eret Macedonian revolutionary organi
zation with consequent tension be
tween Bulgaria and Jugoslavia.
In the face of Italy's grim dis
approval. France and Jugoslavia this
week signed a treaty of friendship.
Hungary, it is said, will soon emerge
from her relative isolation by sending
! out a military attache for the first
time since the World War. This mili
tary attache will go to Rome. There
are rumors, too. of the impending
engagement of King Boris of Bulgaria
and Princess Giovanna of Italy.
Almost every day adds a new knot to
the tangled Balkan skein What will
The present' trouble began when
! | the Albaniah dictator. Ahmed Zogu,
, gave Italy a protectorate treaty over
i his country. For some time Fascist
j rtaly has been looking more and more
! to the Balkans as its special sphere
! of interest and had been flirting with
J Rumania and Jugoslavia, trying to
i ; replace France as the dominant influ-
I enee among the so-called little entente
I countries. But the A4banian protec
' j torate came as a shock to Europe.
■ ' Jugoslavia announced that if a single
j Italian soldier was landed in Albania
t I lugoslavia's troops would also cross
lithe Albanian frontier, for "the;
Balkans must belong to the Balkan 1
Italy Makes Treaties.
i Italy let it be known that if the big j
. powers permitted Jugoslavia to refer j
, the dispute to the League of Nations.
, Italy would resign from the League,
: There were a few restless weeks and
then botli Italy and Jugoslavia settled
down to long diplomatic action. Italy
made treaties with Hungary and
Rumania and began advances to
Greece and Bulgaria. Jugoslavia,
tearing that slyj was lining "encircled,”
1 made friendly advances to Greece.
Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria. At
the recent session of the League As
i sernbly in Geneva, cordial conversa
i tions looking toward future under
standings were, reported between the
Jugoslav foreign minister on the one
hand and the Greek and Bulgarian
■ foreign ministers on the other,
j Then suddenly in October more
j trouble occurred. The Kerbophile
* | Albanian diplomat. Thena. Beg, was
, | assassinated in Prague. Europe, re
: J membering the assassination at Sara-!
j ievo in 1!)14. shuddered. Almost at !
■ j the same moment a series of violent
> outbreaks along the Serbo-Bulgarian
• ' frontier disturbed the growing friend-
I | liness between Jugoslavia and Bul
garia. The Serbian general Koval-
I ‘ chevitch was murdered. Trains in
I Serbia and Macedonia were wrecked
(Continued on Page 4, Column 4.)
Jilted Girl Disrupts Wedding Service
When Lover Picks Her Sister as Bride
By the Associated Pres*.
VENICE, November 12.—Orests
Ballin, engaging and well dressed bar
-5 ber of 30 years, now knows that it is
i a mistake to make love to two sisters
3 when he can marry only one.
* Ballin began to visit the home of
j Signora Carolina Mattioli seven years
ago. She had two daughters. Undo,
- | 28. and Elena 30. It was a long time
j before he could make up his mind
f • which one he wanted to adorn hia
home, in the meantime paying impar- I
V , J y WITH SUNDAY MOILNING EDITION /**W
WASHINGTON, L). 0., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1927-Till RTY-SIX PAOES. **
! Dragoons, pipers of the picturesque
18th Highlanders and the Royal Ca
nadian Hand —all in the resplendent,
d'stinctive uniforms of their units.
More than 200 men made up the pa
The troops, stationed overnight at
i Fort Mver and Washington Barracks.
| were transported at noon to Fifteenth
! and B streets, the starting point of
| the march.
Route of March.
I Half an hour later they swung
j into formation with the head ot the
' column at Fifteenth and B streets and
started for the White House, escort
| ed by the Army Band and a com
pany of the 12th United States In
fantry. The troops moved north
on Fifteenth street to Treasury place,
west on Treasury place to the south
east gate of the White House in
closure and onto the south lawn of
' the Executive Mansion. The Amer
ican band and troops did not enter
the grounds, but went around them
and met the Canadians again at the
Just before the arrival of the troops
President Coolidge received in his
office Vincent Massey, the Canadian
Minister, and other Canadian officials
who took part in the unveiling of
the monument in Arlington Cemetery
The President and his visitors then
(Continued on Page 4, Column - 3.)
WORK ON BUILDING
WILL START SOON
Structure’s Excavation May
Be Begun Next Month.
The great Department of Agricul
ture housing project, for which
Congress already ha% authorized
$7,750,000, reached an important stage
of progress today when it was learned
that bids will be opened December 8
for excavations for the new Adminis
tration Building, connecting the two
white marble wings already on the
site, and for relocation of the heating
Bids will be advertised November 22
for this work, and It is expected that,
following the opening of bids Decern
ber 8. it will be possible for ground to
be broken about the middle of
Other Plans Progress,
At the same time, it was learned,
steady progress is being made on the
plans for the extensible building which
is to be erected immediately south of
the new administration structure on
land across B street southwest. This
large extensile building eventually is
expected to cover about three blocks
along B street and, according to the
plans under way, will be very much
in shape, like the huge Bureau of
Engraving and Printing plant. It
will have a frontage of a single build
ing running along B street with wings
extending southward at intervals.
This design is also similar somewhat
to that used in the Navy Department
and Munitions buildings on the Mall
Speed is being made on both of these
building Plans by the Treasury in or
der to relieve as soon as possible the.
housing congestion and separation ot
agencies in the department, which, a<-
cording to all officials concerned, con
stitutes on* of the most urgent hous- j
mg necessities in the Federal Govern !
The working plans for the adminis- j
tration building, on which excavation !
will start about the middle of next 1
month, are being rushed along and
put into scientific form for the engi
neers. carrying out the designs de
veloped by the architects, Rankin A
Kellogg of Philadelphia. The work
ing plans themselves are l>eing done
in the office of the supervising archi
tect of the Treasury.
Will Dominate Group.
The new administration building for
the Department of Agriculture, as
disclosed by the designs at the Treas
ury, will be a dignified, impressive
structure, dominating the entire com
position formed by it and the two
j marble wings already standing,
j The new building is to be placed
1 between the two wings, but is to j
j extend its front sufficiently farther I
I north than the fronts of thp two
I wings to give the new building a
position of commanding importance.
The facade of the new structure will
be about 20 feet norih of the Pres
ent- wings. The new building will ex
tend southward toward B street. . It
will be connected with the wings by
The new building will also be con
siderably higher than the wings. The
front is given an artistic treatment,
including an impressive colonnade.
This colonnade rests upon what is
called a rusticated basement of stone
a relies. The colonnade, of classic or
der, is terminated at the top by a so
called “attic” treatment, providing
space for an inscription in stone de
picting something of the significance
Original plans of having a dome on
I ’he roof of this building were aban
Connection Is Planned
The administration building will ex
tend southward to a point not. quite
so near the curb as the south front
of the two wings. But it is planned
to connect this south front in some j
fashion with the new extensible build-j
ing Immediately across K street south- j
(Continued on Page 4 2, Column F.)
tial attention to each. Finally, he
settled on Elena, which almost broke
the heart of Linda.
The day of the wedding ceremony
at the church of San Zaccaria, two de
tectives were engaged to see that
Linda was not present.
She eluded the sleuths, and just as
the couple were making the responses,
rushed from the back of the church,
snatched the shawl from the bride's
shoulder* and tore off her slater'* head
j dress, shouting, “You will never have
i a ba#py hour. 1 curse you,”
‘'* « »
0. K.’S NEW TARIFF
ON U. S. PRODUCTS
Temporary Settlement to Be
Published Soon in Offi
MOST OF OLD LEVIES
America to Be Put on Same Basis
as Germany in Cases Where
By the Associated Press.
PARIS. November 12. —The French
cabinet today approved a temporary
Franco American tariff arrangement.
A new schedule of duties on American
goods will be promulgated shortly by
a governmental decree.
The cabinet approved the arrange
ment at a meeting this morning and
Minister of Commerce Bokanowski.
presenting the matter, announced that
the "negotiations have been very
The official journal soon will publish
the decree establishing the*new tariff
While Ihe French and American
experts take the time necessary to
negotiate a durable arrangement be
tween the two countries, the new
schedule approved by the cabinet this
morning will reinstate the tariff for
merly accorded to the United Stales
except where the recent German com
mercia! treaty with France establishes
higher minimums. In this case the
United States will be on the same
basis as Germany.
GEN. Mg SEN-CHI
FLEES TO JAPAN
Nationalist Leader Quits
Hankow With City in Panic.
Many Reported Hurt.
By ttje Associated Pres*.
HANKOW, China. November 12.
Gen. Tang Sen-c-hi, commander of the
Hankow Nationalist troops, took flight
from Hankow yesterday morning. It
was reported that he was aboard a
Japanese steamer hound for Japan.
Panic reigns in the city. Many per
sons have been injured in disorders,
but no deaths have been reported.
The city is disorganized as there is
no one in command.
The Chinese are flocking into the
concession area, and barricades have
been erected around the French con
Gen. Tang Seng-Chi’s troops are
proceeding toward Changsha, appar
ently in an endeavor to recapture the
city, which has unexpectedly fallen
into the hands of troops from Kwei
URGED FOR GERMANY
Reconsolidation Favored by Min
ister of Justice After Budget
By the Associated Pres*.
MAYENCE, Germany, November 12.
—The next task ahead of Germany is
to reconsolidate her credit, which is
threatened from the events following
the recent memorandum of S. Parker
Gilbert, reparations agent, warning
against excessive budgetary expendi
lures, in the opinion of Minister of
Addressing a meeting of the Ger
man National party here. Dr. Hergt
said that lie did not think that Mr.
Gilbert intended his warning to be
seized upon as a sign that there is a
! crisis in Germany.
I "There is no reason for pessimism.'
he said. "When the time for negotia
lions for revision of the Dawes plan
comes—probably after 1928 —the start
ing point must be the principle that
the German population is entitled to
the same standard of life as other
The minister also declared that the
National party had no intention of
sabotaging the Dawes plan or to ig
nore the obligation arising thereun
27 MISSING AFTER BLAST.
Japanese Explosion Kills 3 Miners
and Injures 45.
TOKIO, November 12 t/4 s ).—Three
miners are known to have been killed,
27 are missing and 45 were injured,
many seriously, in an explosion in the
big Mitsubishi coal mine, say dis
patches to the vernacular newspapers
from Sibai. Hokkaido (Yezzo).
Three bodies were recovered. The
damage to property was heavy.
The explosion was followed by fire.
j Quentin Roosevel t
Inscribed on Gun
Found in France
By th« Associated Pit**.
GLENVILL.E, W. Va.. Novem
ber 12.—An airman’s flare gun
bearing the name "Quentin Roose
velt,” Is being exhibited here by
Quentin Roosevelt was shot
down and killed during the World
War and Bass says he fouarl the
gun while visiting the battlefields
of France. ’
The gun, Bass said, was found
in a hut on the outskirts of Bel
lean Wood. He said he was un
aware of the name on the gun
until he arrived home and the gun
was cleaned of -Accumulated rust.
» » f
RUTH ELDER PREFERS CAREER
TO DISHWASHING FOR HUSBAND
Sure She Can Combine It Successfully
With Home Life Because Lyle Womack
Is “Very Broad Minded.”
By the Associated Pres*
NEW YORK. November 12.—A
career other than flightless domestic-
I ity in Panama, which her husband
had indicated he desired for her,
beckoned today to Ruth Elder
"Women can do lots of things,"
Miss Elder said, "and husbands and
homes and families should not inter
fer - with them. I’ve washed a lot of
dishes in my time, and I don't intend
to go back to that right away. Just
what I will do I do not know yet."
The comely Dixie flyer who rode a
transatlantic airplane from smalltown
obscurity to fame almost overnight
was confronted with the choice of a
housewife's job. with its attendant
dishwashing, or $250,000 for morion
picture, vaudeville and lecture appear
Miss Elder, who returned from Paris
yesterday on the Aqultania with her
co-pllot, Capt. George Haldeman. con
templated the decision with the smil
ing confidence that she showed when
W 0 WORKERS
MED FOR SAFETY
Whites Said to Be Forcing
Exodus of Foreign Labor
From Yakima Valley.
| B.v th« Associated Press
I SUNNYSIDK. Wash., November I -
—ln fear of violence from white set- ;
tiers anil laborers, .11 Filipinos, em
ployed b.v Bert Bollind, a rancher near
Here, were brought by Bollind to Sun- j
nyside and placed in Jail early today
Bollind said he had been informed
that a group of whites were en route,
to his ranch to "round up" the Fili
pinos and deport them front the
In the last few days scores of Fili
pinos are said to have left the valley
at the insistence of white residents,
who are declared to resent the Influx
of outside labor. Reports that some
of them had been paying attention to
white girls and women have served
to heighten the feeling against the j
An influx of Filipino laborers into j
the Yakima Valley began early in the;
Fall. Ranchers early this week said :
several hundred Filipinos had obtain- .
ed employment on valley farms as un j
Signs of growing ill feeling between :
white residents and tlie Filipinos have
been noticed throughout the valley
for several weeks, and on Tuesday
the exodus began after threats of vio
lence were reported to have been
made bv white workers.
White farm workers, including
manv transients, have led the move
ment to rid tlie valley of Filipinos, al
though ranchers and business men
were reported in several instances to
have joined in effecting the exodus.
Not Worried Over
Seating of Smith
j B.v the Awoel.lted Preen.
Senators may be worrying about
j lbe statu« of Senator-elect «>r
| Senator) Smith of Illinois, but not
I the War Department,
j The department announced to
| day the designation by Senatoi
■ Smith of Deloss Herbert Miller of
Bloomington, 111., to take the en
trance examinations for West
Point Military Academy next
March. Mr. Smith also named two
alternates for Miller, Charles
Hardin Anderson of Peoria and
Clifford Lemoyne Phillips of Bloom
It was explained that the War
Department’s position is that as
soon as a Senator receives a certifi
cate of election from the governor
of his State, he may exercise the
privilege of designating cadets.
Should the Senator subsequently
fall to obtain a seat in the Senate
it would have no effect on the
cadet’s flatus at the Military
Radio Programs— Page 36
| the ill-fated monoplane American Girl
. j to »k off for its 361 a-hour uncompleted j
. i flight to Paris a month ago.
I ! "I am sure I can combine domes- I
j tigitv and a career successfully," she
! declared. "In the ease of a married j
| woman it ali depends on the husband.
Mine is very broad-minded: he is not i
IS a dictator.” j
Mrs O. H. P. Belmont, feminist and
>j social leader, who returned on the ;
j liner with Haldeman and Miss Elder.;
| urged the pretty aviatrix to grasp
I fame. She had a word for husbands
i a Iso.
“I hope Miss Elder takes'.advantage
jof the betterment that her great |
achievement has placed in her path," :
j Mrs. Belmont said. “So far as her
husband is concerned, it is better for j
I him to get a housekeeper to dust and
j wash the dishes than to take this brii
j liant and courageous young woman '
out of thp limelight."
j Lyle Womack, the Panama Canal
. Zone salesman, who is the husband of J
Ruth Elder, was less interested in dls- j
(Continued on Page 4. Column 6.)
FOR FEDERAL POST
President Appoints North
Carolinian to Position on
Garland S. Ferguson, jr., of Greens- j
horo, N. C., was today appointed by J
President Coolidge to be a member of
the Federal Trade Commission. He j
succeeds John F. Nugent of Idaho, j
whose term expired September 1 last, j
To comply with the law. which speci- \
les a bi-partisan commission, the Pres- !
ident was required to appoint a Demo- j
erat to succeed Mr. Nugent. Mr. Fer- j
guson is a prominent attorney and j
was indorsed by Senators Simmons
and Overman and a number of mem
bers of the North Carolina congres
TITLED PERSONS SEIZED.
London Police Swoop Down on
LONDON. November 12 -.Police j
• whistles drowned out saxophones when j
| 20 detectives swooped down on Chez
i Victor, one of London’s smallest and
i most popular "bight clubs, early this
1 morning. There were about 100 men
j and women, including a number of
I titled persons, when the detectives
| stopped the dancing and took all their
i names and addresses. The club was
| suspected of disregarding regulations
governing the sale of liquor.
16 DIE IN LABOR FIGHT.
SANTIAGO. Chile. November 12 i
OP). Pitched battles over labor ,
troubles have taken place at Bit ran- j
quilla and Buenaventura, Colombia, j
with fatal results, advices from Co- j
lombia state. j
Sixteen persons were killed and j
many wounded in an upheaval at j
Buenaventura, which was suppressed j
■by the military forces. In a clash
| with police at Baranquilla several per- j
i sons were killed and woundeo.
Floating Dynamite Endangers Lives
Os Workers Repairing Flood Damage
! By the Associated Press,
j BURLINGTON, Vt.. November 12.
| —Ten tons of dynamite that flowed
down the Winooski Valley from Bol
ton during the flood have become a
serious menace to human life and
property both during the reconstruc
tion work now getting under way and
for farming in the season to come.
When the flood struck Bolton it car
ried a score of highway workers to
1 their death and with them down the
stream went the boxes of dynamite
and percussion caiw they had been
using in road buildinx.
At firstI*it 1 *it was believed the water
might have soaked the explosive to
such an extent that it had been
rendered harmless. However, two 50-
pound boxes found here were used in
connection with bridge rebuilding and
the was found to be perfect-
“From Presß to Homo
Within the Home"
The Star’s carrier system covert
every city block and the regular
tion is delivered to Washington home!
as fast as the papers are printed.
Yesterdty’s Circulation, 101,103
</P> Meinj Associated Press
BELIEVE WAR MINE
i STRUCK OIL TANKER
Blast Causing Deaths of
Three Laid to Hidden
Bomb in Sea.
! By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, November 12. —A
hidden war mine, reaching the surface
; of the sea off Barnegat Light after
I 10 years, may have caused the explo
sion which badly damaged the tanker
Beta yesterday, Capt. J B Kehoe,
master of the vessel, said today.
Weary after the battle to bring his
crippled ship to drydoek here, after
the blast and fire had killed three of
the crew and severely burned a fourth,
■ the skipper declared that “perhaps
we ll never know what happened.'
“Maybe it's a little overimagina
tive," he said, “but it seemed to me
i that we struck a hidden mine. I've
| seen practice mines exploded in war
j time. It was just like that,*’
Reports from the Beta said a boiler
i blew up shortly before 2 o'clock yes
i terday afternoon, wrecking the entirs
i stern of the ship below decks and
| tearing several steel plates out of
| the tanker’s port side. Fire followed
the blast. Wireless calls for aid were
I answered by the cutters McCall and
j Seminole, the freighter Hannawa and
I the destroyer Ammen.
The bodies of three members of
i the crew were found in the black
; ened hold when the fire had been
i extinguished. One seaman, severely
! burned, was placed aboard the Am-
I men and taken to the marine hos
i pita! on Staten Island.
The Beta, bound for Baytown. Tex.,
in ballast, was under charter by the
Tidewater Oil Co.'
TO TUMBLE TONIGHT
Drop of 30 Degrees Expected
to Send Mercury Near
A 30-degree drop in temperature i
will send the mercury down tonight to
near the freezing mark, Forecaster
Mitchell announced today.
“Much colder” was the official fore
cast for Washington and vicinity.
The temperature this afternoon cov
ered around HO. but a sharp descent
was expected by tonight, with con
tinued cold weather for the Sabbath.
Fair skies were predicted for to
morrow, with a liw temperature of
about t’H degrees tomorrow night.
There will be no “cold wave,*’ how
ever. Mr. Mitchell stated. Th? fore
caster is exceedingly reluctant to use
this term, reserving it for abnormally
low temperatures aving record
lie pointed out that the minimum
I expected here is mild, compared to the
temperature of 16 degrees below
registered today in Saskatchewan,
Senator David Reed 111.
NEW YORK. November 12 OP).—
, Senator David A, Reed of lYnnsyi
: vania was prevented by a slight inilis-
I position from delivering a scheduled
address at Scranton. Pa., yesterday.
! At his hole! here the Senator said his
physician had advised him to rest for
la few days.
Iv effective, though somewhat slug
Engineers acknowledged that the
explosive was a real menace, but oould
offer no suggestions as to how serious
accidents might be prevented.
“Os course, most of it.” J. \V. Voley,
dean of the engineering college of the
University of Vermont and sanitary
engineer of the State Board of Health,
told the Associated Press, “may have
been burled deep in the mud the swol
len river piled over the low land. If
it is buried deep enough there is no
danger, but if it's just under the sur
face and a rehabilitation laborer's pick
should drive down Jnto It there will
be a terrible explosron.
“There is danger, too, that the dyna
mite may lie undiscovered under the
top soil until next Spring, or some
future season, and then be struck by '
GAVE TIP DF OIL
: PLOT, SAYS PINCHDT
Declares Agency Attempted
to Make It Appear Govern
ment Was Trying to In
fluence Jurymen in Case.
TELLS HOW “DISGUSTED”
OPERATOR SOUGHT HIM
Eeclares Sleuth Made Eight-Page
Statement of the “Highest Im
portance,” Revealing “Whole
Before Grand Jury.
! By the Associated Pre**.
A Burns detective was brought
into the jury tampering case today
| as one of the principal witnesses on
' which the Government has based its
charges in the Teapot Dome oil in-,
I Gifford Pinchot, former Governor
' of Pennsylvania, after a grand jury
\ hearing today and after a conference
with District Attorney Gordon, said
a detective by the name of McMul-
I ten had come to him expressing dis
| gust over the tangle in which the*
j case had become involved, and had
I fold him of attempts tc tamper with
j the trial jury and of efforts to make
| it appear the Government was guilty
lot similar acts.
Makes Long Statement.
McMullen made an eight-page
statement of the highest importance,
Pinchot said, including evidence of
much greater weight than any here
Pinchot turned McMullen over to
Owen J. Roberts of Government oil
counsel, he said, and so far as ha
knew, that was the first indication
that anything unusual was going on
in the oil case. The call from X. C.
Mullen was on October 2. the former
governor slid, and the only explana
tion he could give why he should be
. chosen was that McMullen believed
. him “on the level."
Pinchot was closely guarded against
i interviewers while he was at the
j courthouse today, but when he reached
- j his home on Rhode Island avenue he
. J showed no hesitancy in talking to an
, j Associated Press reporter who waited
for him there.
’ | “On October 24.” said the former
i governor, “a man came to me be
j cause, he said, he thought I was on
j the fevel, and he wanted to give in
j formation concerning attempts- to in*
; fluence the Fall-Sinclair jury'.
Offered to Tell “Whole .Story.**
"He said lie was disgusted with the
whole affair and wanted to tell the
‘whole story.’ 1 sent him to Owen
Roberts, Government oil counsel, and
so far as I know this was the first in
dication of what w'as going on.
“Roberts had him tell the story to
District Attorney Gordon, ond this
man. whose name is McMullen, swore
to an eight-page affidavit which tell*
very much more than anything that
has come out so far.
“It reveals that the Burns detec
tives were not only trying to tamper
with the jury, but were trying to
make it appear that the Governin' it
was tampering with the jury.’*
Pinchot said that he knew ,of no
reason t'.at the Burns detective had
come to him oth than that they and
a mutual friend. McMullen -is said
to have come he.e from Philadelphia.
“McMullen might have known that
I have been fighting these fellows a
long time," Pinchot said, “bit he only
said that he came to me because he
than ' t I was on the level.”
The appearance of Mr. Pinchot cre
ated a new sensation in developments
leading up to the final presentation
of evidence to the grand jury. Im
mediately upon his arrival at the
Court House, Mr. Pinchot. accom
panied by his secretary, went direct to
the office of United States Attorney
Peyton Gordon. While information
was forthcoming that Pinchot is
hooked up in the grand jury investi
j gation. Maj. Gordon did not disclose
j his relations to the case.
Confer 15 .Minutes.
After conferring about 15 minutes
behind closed doors of Maj. Gordon’s
office, Pinchot left and went directly
into the grand jury room.
After Pinchot went before the grand
jury at 11:011 o'clock. Government at
torneys let it be understood that the
former governor is to furnish the sur‘
prise information which. Maj. Gordon
yesterday, would cause an
explonsion greater than the Teapot
The first wave of rumors around the
United States attorney's office connect
pd Gov. Pinchot with the original
“tip" Mcj. Gordon received to the ef
fect that the defense had employed
detectives to shadow the jury. At the
time of the mistrial Maj. Gordon
stated that his information about the
plan to have the detectives at work on
the jury was first brought to him from
Owen J. Roberts of Philadelphia, spe
cial Government oil prosecutor. In
this way they connected Gov. Pinchot
with Roberts with respect to the lat
ter's receipt of the “tip.”
It was tirrther thought that several
other persons besides Gov. Pinchot
have information for the Government.
In fact, it was stated officially that
one out-of-town witness whom the
usual run of newspaper men woUid riot
recognize at sight was due to arrive
before the grand Jury completed it»
Leaves Grand Jury Room.
At 11:15 o'clock, or 15 minutes after
he entered the grand jury room. Gov.
Pinchot came out and went into Maj.
Gordon's office. William V. Long, the
Burns detective who "shadowed" a
man whom he charged was H. R.
Lamb, special assistant to the Attor
ney General, which Later was refuted
entirely by Lamb, then was called be
fore the grand jurors.
At 12:30 o’clock Long emerged from
the grand jury room, and the session
was concluded for the day. The grand
jurors will meet again Monday to hear
additional testimony of a corrobora
tive and follow-up nature.
M'ith the lid of secrecy clamped
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