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<O. $ Weather Bureau t-'oreoast J
Fair and colder today, tomorrow In
creasing cloudiness with slowly rising
Temperature: Highest. 6s, at 12
noon; lowest, 50. at 10 p.m.
Full report on pa#e 7.
Ve 11 >l*) NT,-, ‘lll Kntered as second class matter
-1,10. ISO. 0U,.) 11. past office. Washington. D C
Civil War Flames Anew in
Yangtze Valley as Tang
Evacuates Town.
Foreign Concessions at Former
Nationalist Capital Barricaded
When New Fight Starts.
Bv thf Associated Bre^s
HANKOW, Chinn November 1C. —
The evacuating troops of (lon Tang
Seng-Chi set tire to the native city
of Hankow tonight. Thousands of
troops and civilians are roaming the
city, looting. Panic reigns.
Civil War Flames Anew.
SHANGHAI, November 12 C4 > ).—The
Yangtze Valley is again ablaze with
civil war, with the important inland :
commercial center of Hankow once j
more the scene of disorders.
The flight today of the military die j
tator at Hankow, Gen. Tang Seng-Chi.
before the steady advance of the Nan
king Nationalists who have been op
posing him. has left almost leaderless
his unpaid troops, free to loot the
city and strike terror in the hearts of
the wholi population, including the
Reports from the former capital of
the Nationalist regime state that Jap
anese marines have landed, that the
foreign concessions have been barri
caded and that the Chinese inhabitants
of the city are moving on the foreign
sections for protection.
Fighting and looting is going on in
the city, say the advices, while au
thority over the Wuhan cities of
Hankow. Wuchang and Hanyang is
being handed over to Tang’s successor,
Gen. Ho Chien, who is seeking to take
command of the situation.
Nationalists Near Hankow.
Meanwhile, the Nanking National
ists, seeking to consolidate their posi
tion in the'Yangtze Valley again, are
rushing on Hankow and the head of
their column is within 15 miles of the
city, according to reports received
here in foreign commercial circles.
The vernacular newspapers are in
formed that thousands of the defeated
and disorganized Hankow forces have
arrived at Wuhan and the population
of Wuhan and Hankow i* described
as panic-stricken, A body of 10.00‘)
Hankow troops has crossed the
Yangtze to Wuchang and is proceed
ing southward and the area through
which the retreat is being made now
fears wholesale disorder.
The foreign naval commanders are
known to be keeping in extremely
close touch with the situation, the j
wireless being constantly in use be
tween the flagships at Shanghai and
the patrol boats at Hankow and other
ports on the Yangtze. A checkup of
the patrol on the river of the various
powers that there are 54 ships be
tween Chinkiang and Chungking, with
a heavy concentration at Hankow,
made within recent days as a result
of the tension existing within the Wu
han city.
American vessels total seven for
Hankow, with others at Chinkiang.
Wuhu and Kiukiang. Great Britain,
25 ships; France, 4, 2 of which are at
Hankow, and Italy 3, 2 of which are at
Clothing Catches in Automatically j
Closing Door Near Fourteenth j
and H Streets.
As scores of passersby looked on
in horror early last night Miss
I’hoebe A. Howell, *»4 years old, 3459
Hoi mead street, was dragged a short
distance along the 1400 block of 11
street, caught in the rear door of a j
one-man car of the Washington j
Kailway Fleetric Co.
Becoming confused arid attempt
ing to enter the car by the rear door,
which is used as an exit on one
man cars. Miss Howell found her
clothing caught by the automatically
closing door. Attracted by her '
screams and the shouts ot those who
w itnessed the accident, the operator |
t>rought the car to a stop after it j
was reported she had heen dragged i
about 10 feet, in front of 1415 H
Btpret. , ;
.She refused hospital treatment and
was taken to her home in a passing i
automobile. Police stated that Miss
Howell is a retired school teacher,
Maryland Youth Wounded When
Gun He Is Carrying Is
Shot in the chest by a charge from
r. it old-fashioned muzzle-loading gun
which he was carrying home from his
grandmother's, a mile away. James
Mozingo, jr., 12 years old, Brandy
wine, MM. staggered home, reached
above the door where the key was
hidden, unlocked the door and fell
unconscious on the kitchen floor.
The hoy's father, a farmer, found
h s son when he returned home, and
1 lie wounded boy was taken to Emcr
geney Hospital by Ur. J. E Bowers,
where it was said tiiat he has hut a
lighting chance to recover. The shoot
ing occurred about 5 o'clock yesterday
.Several days ago the boy left the
gun with iits grandmother, Mrs.
Annie Sanders. Yesterday he went
to get it. Somewhere along the road
home the gun was accidentally dis
Jtv Iho Ai««f I.ilf-Il Pirn
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., November
13.-Five persons were killed here
a early this morning in a fire in the
I Grays-oue Hotel in Ihe downtown dis
■ trier. Smoke, began pouring from the
■ building shortly before midnight and
■ *several women were said to have
a Jumped from second storj windows.
Cold-Looking Water
Changes Woman’s
Suicide Decision
By the Associated Press.
BALTIMORE. November 12.
! Because ’’the water looked too
* I cold.” Mrs. Minnie Risik changed
j her mind at the last minute today
| j after she had resolved to end h-T
life in the harbor.
i Her husband, Joseph, asserted
that he returned home to find a
note telling of her resolve and in
dicating the exact spot where Iv r
j body could be found,
i After frantically notifying police,
I he hurried toward the harbor, he
i said, only to meet his wife return
j ing.
I Laughing for the first time in
months, Risik said, Mrs. Risik in
| formed him that "the water looked
j too cold."
Friends Hold He Has Resided
in U. S. for 14 Years,
Despite Long Trips.
j Eligibility of Herbert Hoover. Secre
j tary of Commerce, under one of the
| constitutional qualifications for Presi
dent, has been questioned in a ‘Whis
pering campaign” in the National
Capital and elsewhere. It came into
the open recently through the publi
cation of a letter in the Springfield.
Mass.. Republican.
The attack upon the potential can
didacy of Mr. Hoover revolves around
that provision in the Constitution
which says:
“No person except a natural born
citizen, or citizen of the United States
at the time of the adoption of this
Constitution, shall be eligible to that
office (the presidency); neither shall
any person be eligible to that office
who shall not have attained to the age
of 35 years, and been 14 years a resi
dent within the United States."
Was Out of I'ountr
The whispering campaign is based
on the last clause, which says that to
be eligible for President a person
must have been 14 years a resident
within the L'nited States. Prior to the
World War Mr. .Hoover was out of
the country for long periods.
Close associates of the Secretary of
Commerce maintain, however, that he
has always been a citizen of the
United States, and that he has main
tained a residence and a home within
the United States for a long period.
Any attack upon Mr. Hoover's eligi
bility. they say. must fall to the
ground. Edgar Rickard of New York,
who was associated with Mr. Hoover
in his Belgian relief work before the
United States entered the World War,
in a letter to the Springfield itepub
lican said.
"I have known Mr. Hoover intimate- ]
ly since 1910 and during a portion of \
this time have been associated with j
him in Belgian relief. Without going ,
into the legal question of whether the
14 years’ residence period mentioned
in the constitution must be imme
diately prior to March 4. 1929. or
whether it is cumulative. 1 can state
at once that Mr. Hoover not only
maintained a residence and a home
within the United States for the whole
of my 16 years’ acquaintance with
him, but that, while he from time to
time traveled abroad upon proses
sional work and public service, yet 1 !
know positively that in each and |
every separate year ending March 4 j
he was himself physically within the I
United States. The conduct of the j
Belgian relief which you mentioned
was directed both from the United j
States and Europe, and he was con j
stantly bark and forth from the United !
States during the whole period of the j
' war.”
Matter Appears Closed.
: The Springfield Republican, com
; menting editorially upon the matter,
j said:
j “The telegram from Edgar Rickard j
! seems to answer the question (of Mr. )
i Hoover's eligibility) and close the mat j
Mr. Hoover is a native of the L’nited
States. He was born'in West Branch j
lowa, in 1574. He took an A B <Je ,
gree in engineering in Stanford Uni I
| versity in 1895, and from 1895 to 1913
j he was engaged in engineering work |
' in the United States, Mexico, Canada, j
Australia, Italy, Great Britain, South j
Africa, India, China and Russia. iL
represented the Panama-Pacific Ex
position in Europe in 1913-1914. When
| the World War broke out lie became
! chairman of the American relief com
: mittee in London, which aided Aroeri
! cans stranded in Europe to i -'turn
' home, and soon afterward became
i chairman of the Belgian relief com j
j mittee.
j When the United States entered the j
| World War in 1917 Mr. Hoover re- j
turned to this country and became j
head of the Food Administration. He i
has resided constantly in this country I
since that time. When 1929 rolls j
around he will have been here 12 i
years. It would be strange, indeed, !
! his friends point out, if the years he
spent immediately prior thereto as
beau of the American Belief in Bel
gium hoiild be counted against his
j eligibility for election to the Presi
dency. if the constitutional provision
was interpreted to mean that a man !
must he continuously a resident “with
| ir. the United States” for 14 years
prior to becoming President,
j Constitutional authorities here said
! last night that it was a question just
i what Hie clause of the Constitution
(Continued on Page 5, Column 2.)
Mrs. Annie Heath Ends Life With
Gun . After Six Other
Efforts Failed.
gix times Mrs. Annie Heath, 41
years old, tried vainly to take her
own life, despondent over ill health,
but the seventh time she was sue- j
Repeatedly she tried poison, once j
she jumped into the Tidal Basin, hut j
! each time physicians saved her life .
• against her will. Yesterday afternoon
while her husband, Vernon Heath, a
steamfitter, was at work she shot
| herself with a .38-caliber revolver,
; dying almost Instantly. The body was
discovered bv her landlady. Mrs. Ado
line Glasscock. 1813 Mount Vernon
: place, when she opened the door <d
the Heaths' fourth-floor room to clean
: it. No one heard the fatal shot,
j Coroner Nevitt issued a certificate
!of suicide. Mrs. Heath is survived by !
| her husband, a sist<u- and a 4-year old ]
daughter, Margaret.
* *? ' t
©he JluntLxu ptaf.
Eli Eleven, Before 80.0C0
Gets Two Touchdowns
in Last Quarter.
Wiltmer Is Star for Losers —Fish-
i wick Snares Pass From Hoben
to Clinch Game.
j Special Dbpat'-h to The Star.
| NEW HAVEN. November 12.—Yale
i beat Princeton 14 to •(« this afternoon
1 in one of the greatest games evet
witnessed in the Yale Bowl, but the
win spoiled the makings of a perfect
foot ball tragedy.
On the bench at the bottom of the
bowl sat gruce Caldwell, Yale star
halfback, disqualified on the eve of
the big Princeton game because he
had played freshman foot ball ai
Brown University four years ago.
He was not in foot ball togs, not on j
the players bench. He sat. a hare- j
headed resigned figure, muffled in ar |
overcoat beside the coaches and old j
Garvey Plays.the Game.
Half of the bowl full of people
80,000 of them, who had payed $400,000
for the privilege, looked at Caldwell
and groaned. In Caldwell's f-miliar
place at left halfback was Johnny
Garvey, trying to live up to ano’hei
man's reputation.
Garvey played like a man. Twice
he helped his team march down thp
field to the Tigers’ goal line. But
there Yale’s rushes failed, for Garvey,
nor anybody else, could punch through
Princeton’s lino, which stood like brick
and mortar.
For that scoring punch, the cold
steel stamina of Caldwell was plainly
Therefore the Yale stands groaned
Princeton was playing a close, eon
servative. thrusting game. with
VVittmer carrying the bail reliably for
short gains, until they had marched
GO yards down the field towards Yale’s
white posts. At the opening of the
second period. Wittmer went through
2 yards for a touchdown. Fishwick
blocking the subsequent kick-off. so
that the extra point was not made.
The score was G to 0 for Prince
ton but that was enough, and Cald
well’s face was blank as he looked
on. The Yale blue was blue. It
was blue as blazes, as blue as a
corpse, as an old nose on a frosty
day. To tell the truth as blue as
oniy Yale can lip when a big three
game is tied up in the. bag against
! them.
Eight Minutes Left.
The sun was shining like Spring
above hut nothing could warm the
heart of Yale. Over on the Princeton
side, they were singing "Wo, Wow,
(Continued on Page 2, Column 4.)
Service Eleven, in Big Upset,;
Smothers Indianans
Before 75;000.
t Special Despatch to The Star.
NEW YORK. November 12.—1 n
| what was perhaps the biggest upset j
of the year in foot ball, the strong J
i rushing and powerful Army eleven j
t blanked the fast, experienced and
; clever Notre Dame grldders by an
; 18 to 0 score at the Yankee Stadium
| this afterrtoon, before a crowd of
: 75,000.
With the score standing 6 to 0 in
the third period and when one pass
might mean a lie and another defeat
for the Cadets, William Lester Nave
of Cleveland, a youth who had sat.
an idle sideline slave, was railed upon
by Army. Veterans had failed in what
j lie was to do.
Intercepts Pass.
“Seven-eleven-twenty-two,” began
j the Notre Dame quarter. It was
I John (Butch) Niemiec’s number being
| called —Niemicc, the deadly passer,
j Bill crouched for a spring. His heels
: were the grass.
Back snapped the ball. Twenty-one
players were in combat. Heels, over
head they tumbled as they met and
lifted up.
Off from the firing tangle was the
i lone hall catcher. Over came the
: spiraling ball. Into the waiting hands
| of Nave, the young knight, came thej
oval. His arms steeled and lie jumped j
He whirled about a flying tackier
twisted off two teammates’ backs. His |
legs found a foothold and he gained
ground l»v bounds. Off lie pushed
three opponents, straight • arming
them away. Fiftv-five yards lie cov
(Continued on Page 2, Column 3.)
OuMantlinu Scores
in Fool Bull (»amcs
Yale, 11; Princeton, f>.
Army, Ik; Notre Dame, 0.
Michigan, 27; Navy, 12.
Harvard, 18; Brown. 6.
Dartmouth, 53; Cornell, 7.
Pennsylvania, 27; Columbia, 0.
Pittsburgh, 21; Nebraska, 13.
Illinois, 15; Chicago, (i.
lowa, 16; Wisconsin, 0.
Indiana, 18; Northwestern, 10.
l-'lorida, 13; Alabama, 6.
Vanderbilt. 7; Tennessee. 7.
Washington, 6; California. 0.
Santa Clara, PI; Stanford, 6.
Georgetown, 17; Boston Col
lege, ti.
George Washington, 411; -St.
V ceeiit, HI.
Virginia. 21; Maryland. ('.
Delaware, 12: Gallandet, 7.
!St. Xavier, 26; Catholic Uni
versity, 18.
Bridgewater, 7; American Uni
versity, 6.
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Parlors Suspected of Violat
ing Liquor Law Being
Watched in Drive.
Picketing of soft-drink establish
ments. where it is suspected by the
police that liquor is being sold, has
been ordered by Capt. Maurice Col
lins in command of precinct No. 7, in
Observers yesterday found police j
officers waiching the entrances of sev- >
era) places at frequent intervals. At
one place, it was learned that 10 or j
more policemen have taken turns j
standing in front of ihe door, closely j
scrutinizing everybody who goes in
or comes out.
John C. Reidy. who conducts a soft- !
drink establishment at 3004 M street, '
one of the places being watched, has
employed a lawyer to find out whether j
the police were within their legal
rights to picket his place. Further-.
; more, Reidy said the policemen often
| enter and stand at the liar alongside
the patrons and sometimes they ques
tion the patrons as they enter and
ask them what they are going inside j
to get.
Neglect Is Charged.
Reidy declared they could stand in \
front of his place or enter it as often !
as they please without discovering j
anything wrong, but lie insists that
the picketing is hurting his business |
of selling near-beer, ginger ale and
cigars. Mat tin J. McNamara, the ;
lawyer whom Mr. Reidy retained, I
said that he may take steps to pre j
vent the police from interfering with j
the patrons, but he did not see how
they could be prevented from stand j
ing outside. McNamara says so
j many policemen have been picketing
the Reidy place that the “proper busi
ness of protecting people in this part
of the city against robbery and other
crimes is being neglected.”
“Maj. Hesse has told me that the j
police are trying to prevent the law j
from being violated." said Mr. Me- j
Namara. "but I do not think that D j
i the province of ihe police in a ease
i like thi«. Their duty is to arrest per |
I sons who violate th“ law, not to j
| break up a man’s legitimate business, j
j I am waiting to see how long they j
j keep this thing up before I decide :
what legal steps to take.”
When a reporter entered Reidy’* j
place yesterday, three policemen were j
standing on tiie sidewalk in front < f
th door. They said nothing, hut
seemed to be keeping a close watna
on everything that was going on in
the vicinity.
The room inside was deserted ex
cept for I). J. Bradley, brother-in-law
of Mr. Reidy. who was in charge.
Claims Business Injured.
! “People are being turned away I
from our place,” said Mr. Bradley, j
"You cannot expect them to come in |
when the police look at them as if j
they were criminals. There is nothing |
to be found here except what we have
a right to sell, but our business will
soon be gone entirely if this keeps
Capt. Collins said tiiat he had one
'man detailed for inspection work in j
Georgetown, and that not only Reidy s j
place hut several others in that vioin- j
ity were under surveillance,"and yrould j
remain so.
Capt. Collins said that lie had nm j
given any instructions tor names to.
be taken, but that he himself had 01. j
' tained the names of persons emerging j
I from other establishments in his pr<“
' cinet, and they would be summon’d;
j nm witnesses if future events justified j
Collins described his activities as a
“cleanup”: said that lie had received
complaints tiiat certain conditions in
his district needed attention and that j
he intended to give it.

Georgetown Graduate, Seeking Bank Roll
As Sailor, Hero of Blast on Tanker
I ,
By the Associated Pres*. .
NEW YORK. November 12.—A tall
Norwegian sailor, who went to sea to
“build a bank roll,” was hailed today
as the hero of an explosion which tore
the bow off the tanker Beta, killing
three of her crew and severely burn
ing a fourth yesterday.
lie was Chief Mate G. A. Larsen,
graduate of Georgetown University,
wKt risked his life after the blast to
climb down over the shattered how
through the gaping ho.e and train a
fire hose on the smoldering hold.
“Sure," he said, “we knew there
might be another explosion, but some
body had to get down there and put
out the fire before it spread to oil
fumes in the next compartment.
That's all there was to it.”
•*We.” he explained, included him
self and Bos’n Jamas O’Keefe, who fol
Navy Builds Blimp j
To Land on Water
As Well as Ashore
By tli i Associated Press.
LAKEHUKST, N. .T-. November
i 12. —Ail airship of the non-rigid
type which will he able to alight
on water as well as land is being
assembled at the naval air station
here, and will he ready for its final
] tests in about a week.
With its boat-type control car
j stream lined, the craft will have
greater speed than others of the
' same kind, because of a lesser re
sistance to the wind. The airship
will be known as the J-4. and will
he a sister ship to the J-3, now in
commission here.
The J-4 will have a capacity of
200,000 cubic feet of helium, and,
powered by two Wright engines of
ISO horsepower each will have a
cruising speed of at) knots and a
range of 25 hours of continual fly*
I ing 'ihe craft will be used prim j
eipall.v Cor cross-country flying in
the train, ig of personnel for quali
fication in rigid airships.
Pioneers in Noted Flights
Will See Lindbergh Get
Medal Tomorrow.
Virtually all of America’s trail-bias-
I ing crusaders of the air will be on the
! platform at the Washington .Audi
; torium tomorrow night when the
j President of the United States wjll
] present to (’ol. Charles A. Lindbergh,
on behalf of the National Geographic
Society, the Hubbard Medal, awarded
only for outstanding achievement in,
ihe field of exploration.
Banked about the noted trans
atlantic flyer as he receives thp award
i from the hands of President Cpolidge j
| will be nearly all his comrades on the.;
i uncharted highroads of the air—from |
I Lindbergh, the trail blazer, to Ruth j
I Elder, landed only Friday in New j
j York after an air journey which took j
i her more than two-thirds of the .ay i
! across the heaving wastes of the ;
| Atlantic. The distinguished group of j
! airmen and the one woman pilot of ;
j the air. are to he the guests of *’rcsi. ;
I dent Coolidge at a White House
luncheon Monday.
.Medal Awarded Seven Times.
Oniy seven times previously has the
Hubbard Medal been presented. Lind
| bergh is the* second flyer to receive Die
j award. The other airman who owns
a Hubbard Medal is Comilr. Richard
j E. Byrd, awarded him for his epochal
j feat in crossing the North Pole by
plane. In the group of aviators and j
| officials of the National Geographic j
! Society on the stage will be the
t mother of Col. Lindbergh. President
| Gilbert A. Grosvenor of the Geographic
Society will preside at the presentation
Guests' of the President at the;
White House lunch-on inc'ud* the
j following aviators: Col. Charles A.
| Lindbergh, pioneer New York Paris
iflyer; Comdr. Ricnarl E. llyrd. North
: Pole and transaP -ntic flyer, and his
comrades on -he Atlantic flight. Bert
i Acosta, his pilot: Rernt Bale-hen end j
George O. Novilh-r Ruth Elder And her j
j pilot, Uupt. Georg- llaldeman; Olur-!
; once T>. Chamberlin ;ml Charles A. j
I Levine, New Y u-k-io Germany avia
j tors: Lieu is. I/ester J. Maitland and
Ernest ) fe,; mberger, first to fly from:
j California ‘o Hawaii; Ernest L. Smith!
and E. B. Bronte, California to Hawaii j
flyers; A. C. Goebel, winner of the j
j Dole flight to Hawaii; J’aul Si hutter J
and Martin .Ten*«,i. second in the:
' (Continued on Page 4. Column 1.)
, lowed him dov/n the Jacob's ladder to
keep the hose dear of jagged pieces
of steel projecting from deck to water
line of the Beta's bow.
Larsen explained that he had gradu
ated from the School of Foreign Serv
ice at Georgetown University, but
found himself "broke'' after ending
the course. He went to seu, he slid,
to save money and complete a study
of tlie export business. Several times,
lie said, he had lectured on mechani
cal dentistry at Howard University, in 1
('apt. .1. B. Kehoe, master of the
tanker, said lie could not tell what
had caused the explosion,
”1 think we struck a hidden war
mine,” he said. “Maybe it’s stretch
ing the imagination some, but I’ve
seen practice mines exploded in war
time and it was just like that.”
Mr. Coolidge Gets Early Start
on Recommendations
for Congress.
President Coolidge has begun the
I actual writing of *his annual message
J to Congress.
He entered upon this task during
the past week, ami at the rate he
has progressed, he expects to have
this highly important paper com
j pleted considerably in advance of the
convening of the Seventieth Congress
Ordinarily the President completes
the writing of a speech or message
in a surprisingly short time, once
he has concluded a study of the sub-,
jeets he is to discuss and has made
a comprehensive rough draft. But
the President has indicated to those
With whom he has discussed the un
dertaking he has just entered upon,
that he intends to proceed very care
fully and therefore will consume more
time than usual.
Takes Unusual Care.
He has been represented as wanting !
| to give more than ordinary care t.;'
the wording of his treatment of the j
variety of subjects he will Incorporate I
in this message, and for this reason I
he has made an early start.
There is reason to feel that great
interest is being attached to this ines
sage, probably more than any mes
sage Mr. Coolidge has submitted to
Congress. It is natural to assume that
his decision not to be a candidate to
succeed himself in otlice is responsible
for considerable of the interest. In
this respect, it is suggested that he
can deal with the problems of tin
Government, both domestic and for
eign, without fear of his words being
misinterpreted, now that he has an
nounced lie does not choose to be a
Aside from Ifiis, unusual interest
will be attached t> this message, not
j only because of the vital nature of
| the subjects, hut because the coming
j year will witness a national election.
I The President realizes that what he
[will say cannot help but have an im
i portant bearing upon his party's for
j tunes in the next election. Moreover,
i lie is mindful, too. that the next ses
j s'on of Congress, if it runs true to
form, will he more of less political.
Politics Held Absent.
Mr. Coolidge, therefore, has set
about the preparation of a message
itt which lie will candidly report upon
the state of the Nut ion and recnm
(Continued on Page 4, Column 3.)
j General News—Local, National and
Schools and Colleges—Pages 22 and 23
Clubwomen of the Nation—Page 32.
Around the City—Page 32.
Army and Navy News—Page 33
Y. YV. C. A. Notes—Page 34.
Girl Scouts—Page 35.
Parent-Teacher Activities—Page 36.
Radio News and Programs—Pages 37.
38 and 39.
Y'eterans of the Great War—Page 40.
1). A R. Activities—Page 42.
District of Columbia Naval Reserve—
Page 42.
Financial News—Pages 43. 44 and 45. 5
News of the Clubs—Page 48.
Editorials and Editorial Features.
Washington and Other Society.
Notes of Art and Artists —Page 4.
Children's Book Week —Page 4.
Tales of Well Known Folk—Page 11.
Amusements —Theaters and the Photo
Music—Page 5.
Motors and Motoring—Pages 6 and 7.
Serial, "The Four Stragglers"—
Page 8.
Fraternal News—Page 9.
District National Guard —Page 11.
Marine Corps Notes—Page 11.
Spanish War Veterans—Page 12.
W. C. T. U. Notes—Pgge 12.
Pink Sports Section.
Magazine Section—Fiction and Fea
The Rambler—Page 2.
Civilian Army News —Page 8.
Classified Advertising.
At the Community Centers—Page 9
World Events in Pictures.
Mutt and Jeff; Reg’lar Fellers: Mr.
and Mr* ; High Lights of History.
A 3 ) Means Associated Press. FIVE CENTS.
McMullin, Hired for Spy Work
in Fall-Sinclair Trial, Reveals
Seheme to Pinehot.
i :
_ .
| Confession Shows Affidavits Involving
Lamb Were “Fiction,” Maj. Gordon
Says in Statement.
Revelation that evidence had been presented to the grand
jury that the Burns Detective Agency had "induced” one of its
operatives "to make and sign false reports" about one of the jurors
. in the ball-Sinclair trial "for the purpose of provoking a mistrial
| if needed” furnished a sensation yesterday in the jury tampering
| Further, it was revealed at the United States Attorney’s of
hce this same operative was told to sign an affidavit of “sheer
; fiction,” charging an official of the Department of justice with
approaching a juror during the trial “for the purpose and effect
of showing that the Government was tampering with the jury
and to justify such stirveilance” by the Burns agents as had been
! discovered by the Government. This was the basis for justice
j Frederick L. Siddons withdrawing the jury from further con
sideration of the conspiracy case.
Burns Operative Became “Disgusted.”
The operative was “William V. Fong.” whose real name, how
ever. is W illiatn J. McMullin of Philadelphia. L nder the name
of "Long.” he obtained employment with the Burns agenev in
I hiladelphia on October lo; was given an assignment of jury
shadowing on October 18 in Washington, and learning “of the
real purpose of the surveilance. he became very much disgusted,”
United States Attorney Peyton Gordon declared in bringing to
j light the story which lias been in possession of the Government
j since October 24.
Pinehot Repeats Story to Roberts.
McMullin communicated his charges to former Gov. Gifford Pinehot
of Pennsylvania on that date and 20 minutes later. Owen J Roberts
special Government oil prosecutor in the case then on trial, was informed
ot the matter by Pinehot, Maj. Gordon explained. It was not until that
moment that the Government knew the jury was being shadowed bv
private detectives. ’
"Fears He May Not See Home
Again After New Trial
in January.
By the Associated Press.
Albert B. Fall said good-bye to
Washington last night with a lurking
presentment that after his new trial
here in January he may not be strong
enough to turn homeward again.
A few hours before train time the
66-year-old former Interior Secretary
received an Associated Press reporter
in the hotel room where he has l
battled illness for the last week. He
said his intention was to go to his
New Mexico ranch, so that he might ,
build himself up to be able to return i
here on January 16. the day set for
a new trial of the Teapot Dome case
in which he is a defendant with Harry
F. Sinclair.
“I would like to feel tint there is
more than an even chance for my i
returning home after that," Fall con
tinued, "but I think there is only a
50-50 chance. I shall come, if it is |
possible, because I want to have the
opportunity, as far as possible, to
clear my name.”
Denies Jury Case Knowledge.
Fall sat low in an easy chair, his j
stooped shoulders shrouded in a blue ;
velvet bathrobe. The paleness of his j
cheeks showed how illness had sapped
his vitality, but his eyes were bright
and his voice strong as he referred ,
to the grand jury investigation gr w- :
ing out of the recent mistrial of the '■
Teapot Dome case.
"I had not the slightest idea that j
any detectives had been hired to in- |
I vestigate jurors," he said. "This j
whole affair was absolutely new to i
me, and at no time was the matter J
mentioned in my presence. Mr. Sin-j
clair never intimated to me knowledge I
of such activities, If he even knew, j
During the trial I visited his room !
only one afternoon, and he was in i
m.v room only a few times.”
Fall revealed that on the day of j
the mistrial, he sought to ask Justice j
Skldons to have the ca.4e go on im- j
“My plea was interrupted by an ob
jection by Mr. Pomerene, of Govern
merit counsel.” he said. “I was will
i in.sr to have the case go on with that
jury, or to start again the next day
with another jury.
Built l’p for Each Trial.
"It took me 12 months to build up i
for the trial, and even longer than
that to build tip for the Poheny trial.
Now I intend to rest and walk in New
Mexico, where Ore warm climate and !
altitude agree with me. Unless doc- j
tors forbid me to return to Washing
ton in January, I will come. But l i
must consider my family and, al- J
though I am old, perhaps I can re- j
main with them a little longer before
going across the great divide."
The Washington climate has never J
suited his health, Fall said.
“In 10 years as Senator and two as j
a member of the cabinet. I spent only
one Christmas here," he went on.
Reticent about talking for publi
cation. the former Interior Secretary
said, “It was always my custom never
to say what I was going to do. but
to do things. That is why I told
nobody about the Teapot Dome leases.
I was" Harding’s representative, and
I will not now seek to try my case In
the newspapers. What I will say,
though, is that no person connected
with my side pf the case will stand
on their constitutional rights of im
Fall declined to amplify the state
ment. in response to an inquiry
whether It meant that he intended
to take the stand in his own defense
when the new trial is called. At that
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Within the Hour” I
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and service will start immediately.
! M hat was revealed yesterday after
noon is only part of an eight page
affidavit signed by MeMullin an<f
' which has been in Maj Gordon'!
custody for a week. “There wouK
be no objection to the revelation o»
i ; MoMullin a activities in connectior
with this matter in detail,” explain
J ed Maj. Gordon, "but public interest
i requires that no' disclosure be made
as to his testimony or to his activ
ities or reports relative to his superio*
officer and fellow operatives."
; In oral statements to a large gather
-1 L ns L °J newspaper correspondents who
had followed the trial and grand jury
proceedings closely. Maj. Gordon ani
his assistant. Neil J. Burkinshaw. re'
lated how McMullirt “was induced to
make and sign false reports" about
Juror Norman L. Glascock, and how
Dong s affidavit that a man. identi
tied in an accompanying affidavit by
another Burns operative as H. R.
Damb. a special assistant to the At* '
torney General, approached Glascock
at Hoover Field on October 24 “was
j sheer fiction."
.. was tol<l hy the operatives of
K™ 3 ? sency sign the affi*
davit about Lamb and to stick to the
!f story . ry ln reports in giving his
estimony before the grand jury and
that he would be taken care of,” Mai
| Cordon declared.
Maj. Gordon’s Statement.
p.niu Ce * Octobpr - 4 - when Gov.
I l inchot was informed of MeMullin'•
charges. Long" has remained in the
set vice of tlie Burns agency, carry
! J ns 0!lt orders and instructions from
i , superiors. His service with that
concern obviously terminates todav.
| As tar as could be learned, none of
the numerous Burns detectives in the
, corridors yesterday afternoon sus
| peeled "Long."
1 V; 0, ' dMn ' 8 tormal oral state
: ment, follows:
The man who has been operat
! > n « under the name of "Long” is
named William J. MeMullin. McMul
| , ’° Washington on the ISrh
I „ October as an operative of tf.e
j burns agency with directions to re*
; port lo Ruddy (C. G. Ruddy, in charge
jf the detail here). Upon being giv«
jnis assignment in connection with the
surveillance of the jury in the Fall
j Sinclair conspiracy case be so»n
teamed of the real purpose of the
I surveillance and became very muen
lie is from Philadelphia and hav
! ing known of Gov. Pinchot, ano iiav*»
Img read the day before in Wash
i j n »t°n that the governor was here,
: he called upon the governor on Octo
j her and informed hint of the situ*
: Dion. Gov. Pinchot then sent for Mr. •
| Roberts and MeMulhn has been in
j communication wiih fJoverninent
counsel ever since—for th.ee weeks—
, and •while still working with the
burns agency.
MeMullin was Induced to make
and sign false reports of Glascock
and others for the purpose of pro*
yoking a mistrial if needed The
visit to the Hying field and the fol
lowing of the Oakland roadster and
his report as to Lamb was sheer sic
-1 tion.
I-a.vs Plot lo Agency.
"This was known to* the Burn*
j agency, as they supplied the license
| number of La nib's car to put into the
; report. All of this was known to the
| Rums agency and was knowingly
! used as the basis of the affidavit made
’ by "Long” and sent to Justice Siddona
j four days after the mistrial.
"This was done for the purpose and
1 effect to show that the Government
! was tampering with the jury and to
j justify such surveillance. There
would be no objection to ihe revela
tion of McMullin’s activities ia con
nection with this matter in detail, but
public interest requires that no dis
closures be made as to his testimony
or to his activities or reports relative
to his superior officers and fellow
"This office hits been ln possession
of an affidavit of eight pages of Me*
Muffin's for a week disclosing in de
tail the operations of the entire
crowd. He was told by the operatives
of the Burns agency to sign the affl.
davit about Lamb and to stick to th*
story in his reports in giving his testi
mony before the grand jury and that
he would be taken care of—all of
which was immediately reported to
this office. He was instructed to play
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