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(U. 8. Weather Bureau loreeant.) Mostly cloudy today and tomorrow with occasional light rain today; slightly colder tomorrow. Temperatures—Highest. 80 at 4:30 p.m. yesterday: lowest, 43 at 8 a.m. yesterday. Full report on page 8. V 1 OC7 Q1 OAR Entered as second class matter O. J-,—O' p OSt office. Washington. D. C. BUSINESS ANSWERS PRESIDENT’S CALL TO AID INDUSTRY Selected Group of Executives to Receive Summons for Thursday Conference. HUGE SHIP PROGRAM STUDIED BY COMMITTEE Construction of 30 Vessels to Cost $200,000,000 Proposed With Mail Contracts. Immediate expansion of the American j merchant marine by about 30 new vea- j aria to cost upward of $200,000,000 was j contemplated yesterday in the Govern- j ment’s plan to unite public and private j initiative to avert any serious indus trial sag as a result of the stock mar- ! ket. crisis and its effect on public con- , fldence. Such a plan, involving the granting . of a mail contract to the United States : l.ines, Inc., and similar subventions to ; nearly a score of other lines, was be- ■ fore President Hoover's interdepart mental committee as American indus try promptly responded to President Hoover’s call for combined action to resume delayed construction and ex pansion projects and encourage all other business activity. At the same time the President, urged every Government department to re lease whatever pending projects had been for any reason postponed, so mat the Government might take the lead in stimulating the flow of money from the speculative market back to industrial activity. Meanwhile President Hoover went forward with his plana for the conference Thursday. Business Pledges Support. Business leaders all over the country were quick to applaud the Presidents business leadership of the Nation and to pledge their wholehearted support. It was said at the White House. This attitude of the commercial world is relied upon to encourage the Prelim inary conference of Government offi cials with industrial, agricultural and labor leaders which the President has called for Thursday. The President was said to be receiving hundreds of messages offering co-opera tion and suggestions, many proposing £ articular business leaders for mem* ership in his conference. In none of the plans by responsible administration officials is iere talk of emergency construction woric. The President's idea, to quote one ™ his aides, is merely to “brush cob webs off of construction .and buUding plans." both public end private, which have been pigeonholed for vmlous rea sons, such as the inability to float, nec essary bond Issues in tne face of the re cent speculative frensv. Speed Up Ship Construction. The ship construction plan, for in stance, Is one that the subcommittee of the President's Interdepartmental committee has been working on for some time. It does not contemplate any emergency construction the of increasing industrial activity. It doe* however, recommend action on Some cases which, if decided, will mean a prompt start on work that might otherwise be long delayed. _ Thus, the subcommittee has recom mended a prompt decision on the appli cation of the United States Lines, Inc., which has been pending before the Post Office Department since last Spring. The subcommittee ha* now recom mended to the parent committee that a substantial mail contract for the route to be served by two projected super liners of the United States Lines, sis ter ships of the Levis than, be adver tised. The plan applies to the proposed new ships, it is learned. Whether it covers the particular application of the United States Lines, which ran afoul of strong administration resistance last Summer, cannot be ascertained. Mail Contract Refused. The application in that controversy would have provided mail subsidy money for several of the slower ships of the United Stales Lines as well. Walter F. Brown, the Postmaster General, wrote . to the United States Lines that its j financial condition, as represented in | a stock prospectus of P. W. Chapman , & Co., did not warrant or justify a mail contract, since it indicated that the | lines could earn their own way without Government assistance under the Jones- White merchant marine act. The United States Lines replied that Its advertised financial condition was predicated on the receipt of a mail contract which, altogether, would amount to about $2,300,000 a year for 10 rears. The corporation made It known at the time that it rould not proceed with its projected two super liners unless assured of the mail con tract. It has lately advertised for bids on them. Thev are estimated to cost between $25,000,000 and $30,000,000 | each. , The parent interdepartmental com- > mittee Is to act on the subcommittee’s | recommendations at a meeting at 111 o'clock tomorrow morning. It will have before It proposals of the subcommit tee for award of mail contracts on per haps 18 other routes, provided approxi mately 30 new and modern ships are put into service on those routes within the next three years. Coat Would Exceed $100,000,800. The cast of these required vessels. If the subcommittee's recommendation be came the Government's requirment, would exceed $100,000,000. In return the Government would award mail con tract subsidies amounting to about $25.- 000.000 a year, or $250,000,000 for the ’ 10-year period. The subcommittee, after consultation with the parent committee, decided to proceed with its recommendations as to these lines without awaiting clarifi cation of the merchant marine act by Congress, as suggested in a report of the interdepartmental committee to t President Hoover. It is. however, leav ing unsettled the status of several ap plications involving the contention that buvers of Shipping Board liners are entitled to preference over other Ameri can shippers <o the award of mail con- ( tracts. That point remains to be clari- i fled to the satisfaction of the interde- ; partmental committee, but in inter preting the merchant marine act other wise to mean that mail contracts are) to be used not merely to "maintain”, the American marine in status quo. so; to speak, but actually to extend and expand it with modern new shipping to keep abreast of foreign competitive shipping. It is on this basis that the sub committee has recommended to the parent committee the advertising of mail contracts on the several lines men tioned, taking the position that It Is j (Continued on Page 5, Column 2.j ; BENEVOLENT DICTATOR BEST RULER, SAYS DUCE ’ Italian Premier Takes Thrust at Parlia mentary Control and Cites Success of One-Man Government. BY BENITO MUSSOLINI, Prrmifr of Italy. ROME. November 16.—The form of government most productive of human happiness up to these times has been that vested in r. strong and benevolent central authority. This system has met the * «v'' * ■ PREMIER MUSSOLINI. (Continued on Page 2. Column 4.) BOOTHLESS YALE DOWNS TIGER, 130 Bulldogs’ Great Back, on Sidelines, Watches Mates Whip Princeton. BY BRIAN BELT.. Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW HAVEN, Conn., November 16 Yale’* foot ball team today stood up in its famous bowl, with 78,000 persons looking on, to deny that it is a one- j man team, using the hapless Princeton j Tiger as a victim and illustrating the tale with a 13-to-O victory over the ! men from Old Nassau. Little Albie Booth, who has been the mainstay of the Blue backfleld all year, could not play today on account j; of * "eharlev horse” and his mates , went out to show their supporters and i the Princeton Tigers they could win without Booth. i There was no great indication in the 1 scoreless first half that the Boothless j i Yale team would be able to success fully work out the novel experiment. , The first two periods were scoreless and Princeton outgalned and outkicked the Eli's. Booth's Proxy Shines. In the second half the story was dif ferent. Booth was represented by a proxy who was as elusive and tricky as the little fellow himself. Don McLen nan, a junior, whose home is in Lake Forest, 111., showed more offensive pow er than the Princeton defense could ! meet. He scored the first Yale touch down and played a vital part in the i second. He gained more than 200 yards i in 30 ball-carrying efforts. Another ' sub, A1 Beane, was a fine running mate for McLennan. Booth almost got In the game. Late in the fourth period Yale drove to the I very shadow of Princeton's goal posts and little Alble leaped from the bench and began tearing off his sweater. The crowd roared as he talked to a Yale coach. In the meantime a play was run and Ya!e was still a yard from 1 the goal line. Booth then sat down and Yale on the fourth try gave the ball to Princeton on dooms. Yale came out for the second half with a drive that be denied. McLennan caught thW kick-off and legged it back 25 yards to his 30-yard line. Princeton Fights Back. On the next play, he clipped off 13 ! yards and in co-operation with Ellis, McLennan added two.more first downs and then contributed'a fourth on his I own account with a 14-yard smash to the 20-yard line. His next sprint of 6 yards brought him within easy striking distance. The fighting Prince ton team stopped him once and slowed him on another play, but finally with the Princeton goal line, 2 yards away, he was not to be halted and over he plunged for the first touchdown of the game. McLennan caught the Tigers flatfooted when he tossed a pass to Tay lor for the extra point. Princeton came right back as though it would level the affair at once. Witt mer took the kick-off and ran 50 yards I to midfield, but there was no sustained drive and the Tiger had to wait for the I fourth period to threaten again. Then I a pass to Wittmer was good for 32 yards | and Princeton advanced to Yale’s 16- ' yard line. Passes would not click and Yale got the ball. Yale took the ball on its own 20-yard line when the last Tiger pass was grounded behind the goal line. McLen nan at once ran 17 yards and then with Beane made a first down in the center i of the field. Beane rested McLennan | for two plays and his relief work was so good that he was able, with the aid of a to place the ball on i (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) I l ~ 13 OF LEADING GRID BATTLES DRAW MORE THAN 600,000 FANS Notre Dame-Southern California Game Seta 123,000 Attendance Mark. By the Associated Press. More than fiOO.OOO spectators saw a baker’s dozen of the leading foot ball games in the country yesterday. The 123.000 that saw Notre Dame now out Southern California at Chicago broke all records for foot ball. Another 78,000 saw Yale whip the Princeton Tiger. Scores and attendance figures of the leading games follow: Scores. Attendance. Notre Dame. 13; Southern California, 12 123,000 Yale. 13: Princeton, 0 Pittsburgh, 39: Camegip Tech. 13 60.000 Michigan. 7; Minnesota, 6 59000 Harvard. 12: Holy Cross, 6 55,000 Indiana. 19: Northwestern, 12 35,000 Colgate. 21: Syracuse. 0 35.000 Pennsylvania. 10; Columbia. 0 35,000 Alabama. 14: Georgia Tech. 0 30.000 New York University. 14; Missouri, 0 * 30.000 Purdue, 7; lowa. 0 “••• 26,000 Tennessee. 13: VanderhUt, 0 25,000 Illinois, 20; Chicago, 20,000 I ©he Jhaulau fifttf. V—X with DAILY EVENING EDITION . tests and has come through them with greater achievement than any other form. A government must be stable, just and efficient. When it has met these three tests it can be called a good government, and the degree of its goodness can always be meas ured by the proportion of stability, of justice and of efficiency it has attained. f. I say that a benevolent central authority can best insure these qualities in a govern ment. To possess a vastness of personal authority without being benevolent would miss entirely the mark, as this authority could easily be turned to selfish purposes— could be tyrannical and unjust. One prime essential is benevolence. The man in power cannot be other than right willed in ruling, treating all with impartial fairness and administering all for the com mon good. He cannot be swerved by fam ily aspirations, by the acquisition of wealth or by personal and particular whims. He ' must govern, keeping before him the cen tral motive of the greatest good for the greatest number. TWO MEN KILLED IN SKIDDING CAR D. C. Policeman and Carpen ter Crash Victims Return ing From Romney Funeral. Two members of a funeral party re turning to Washington from Romney, W. Va„ were killed last night when an automobile skidded off the Frederick road, 2 miles north of Gaithersburg, Md., and crashed into a pole. The dead are Policeman Edgar P. Alexander, 45 years' old. 3413 Q street, of No. 14 precinct, and Edward Arnold, 45 years old of Vienna, Va. Two other members of the party, Rev. Harry P. Baker of 3040 Q street and Detective J. L. Billman of the fourteenth precinct, were injured. The men were returning in an auto mobile owned and operated by Billman, from Romney, where they had attended the funeral of Police Sergt. George B. Cornwell, noted firearm* expert, at tached to the fourteenth precinct, who died Thursday. Arnold was a cousin of Cornwell and Rev. Baker, the pastor of the Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church South, in Georgetown. Reckless Driving Charged. A passing motorist brought the min ister to Washington, where he was treated for slight Injuries. It was thought at first that his leg had been broken. Suffering from a cut in his head that required 13 stitches to close and numerous other lacerations. Bill man was taken to Rockville by Mont gomery County policemen and charged with reckless driving, after Dr. Frank J. Broschart of Gaithersburg had treated him. When County Policemen Paul Wat kins and Robert Hawes, who were in the vicinity on another mission, ar rived at the scene of the accident they found the bodies of Alexander and Arnold in the road. The bodies were removed to the undertaking establish ment of Ernest Gartner in Gaithersburg. After he had recovered sufficiently to talk, Billman told the police that his machine skidded off the road at a short curve about 2 miles north of Gaithersburg and crashed into the pole when he was unable to bring it back onto the highway. He said he was not traveling more than 30 miles an hour. The accident occurred short ly before 9 o'clock. SSOO Bond Is Posted. His head swathed with bandages and both eyes almost closed, Billman ac companied the county policemen to Rockville and put up SSOO bond for his appearance In Police Court there next Saturday morning. Later he was brought to Washington by County Policeman Watkins and taken to No. 14, where he made a report on the accident. Billman declared that Alexander was riding in the front, seat with him. The right side of the machine crashed into the pole and both men killed were sitting on this side. Billman said that three men. William Curtis, George Prather and Dewey Atkins, were the first to reach the wrecked machine. They removed the bodies of Alexander and Arnold. . Alexander was on the force for 17 years. He is survived by his widow and six children. Arnold, a carpenter, Is survived by his widow and one child. He was a carpenter and came here to attend the services and ac company the funeral party to the graveside at Romney. Due to the absence of County I Prosecutor Robert Peters from Rock ville last night a date for the Inquest was not set. Later Billman was admitted to I Emergency Hospital for treatment. WASHINGTON D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 17, 1029-134 PAGES. * JAPANESE DEMAND ' FOR 10-10-7 RATIO LAID BEFORE U. S. Ambassador Presents Com plete Case of Island Em pire for U. S. Appraisal. 1 IMPORTANT CONVERSATION ! IS AWAITED IN CAPITAL ; Proposal Not New One, Say Ob servers—Tokio Committed to Seduction Policy. I . i By the Associated Press. Ambassador Debuchi of Japan has laid before the Washington Govern , ment the complete case which the ! l Japanese delegation will put forward at [ the forthcoming naval conference in • London in its demand for a ratio of ■ 70 per cent for the Japanese navy. The Japanese decision to urge a ! 10-10-7 naval ratio for the auxiliary | ships of the American, British and Japanese navies, in place of the 5-5-3 ratio established for capital ahips at the Washington conference, will be the principal matter for discussion when the Japanese delegation arrives In Washington next month. The delagatlon will spend three and a half days in Washington en route to i the parley, conferring with Secretary Stimson and other members of the , American delegation. Conversation Awaited. Both American ‘and Japanese offl- j cials are looking forward to the lnfor- ! mal conversations between the two delegations as being of the utmost im portance, providing the final opportun ity for clearing up a number of out standing problems concerning the American and Japanese navies before the conference meets January 31. While there has been no statement regarding the attitude of the Ameri can Government toward the proposal to increase the Japanese ratio, it is known to look upon the question as one which might lead other nations to demand an increase in their ratios. The policy of reduction, no matter how drastit, in naval tonnage is one to which both the United States and Japan are firmly committed. Demand Is Not New. The demand by Japan for an in creased ratio is not a’new one, since the Japanese delegations at both the Washington arms conference and the tri-partite conference of 1927 urged an auxiliary ship ratio of 10-10-7. Public sentiment in Japan has been growing since the Washington conference for a higher ratio. Japan's case in urging the increase includes a number of arguments put forward frequently by other powers for a large defense strength. One is that Japan’s universal trade routes, through possession of one of the world’s largest merchant marines, makes a strong pro tective navy essential. Linked closely with this argument is the contention that Japan, as a strictly island empire, could in war time b« shut oft from food supplies. The nation, it is contended, is not self-sustaining, being much in the same position in re spect to food sources as the British Isles. Protection In China. The adequate protection of the trade routes to China, Japan's neighbor, and the desirability of a sufficient reserve light cruiser strength to be sent into Chinese waters in times of trouble is another point made by the Japanese. The Japanese, with large Interests in China, consider their navy to be a prime factor of protection in the neighboring country when troubles arise. The present cruiser strength of Japan would be roughly equal to a 10-10-7 ratio in the event a final cruiser agree ment provides between 315,000 and 340,00 for the American and British navies. . . The Japanese delegation will arrive in Washington December 16 and will orobably be received the same day by President Hoover. The conferences with Secretary Stimson will likely begin that afternoon and will continue with the American delegates and naval ex- , perts until the delegation leaves for New York. December 19. I j The commission will sail for England December 21 on the White Star liner Olympic. The delegation traveling to London byway of the United States will number 20 persons. The remaining part of the Japanese representation, which will total about 70. will go to London byway of the Sues Canal. CREW OF SUNKEN TUG REACHES SHORE SAFELY | Nine Men and Women Spend Sev-, eral Hours on Lake Ontario in Small Boats. By the Associated Press. BRIGHTON, Ontario, November IB- Nine men and a woman, comprising the crew of the tug John L. Russell, reached I shore early today after spending sev- I eral hours in small boats on Lake On - * tario after the sinking of the tug about 8 miles off shore late last night be tween Brighton and Colbone. A barge, the Prednol, with five men aboard, which became separated from the tug during the storm, was still out « in the lake today with the freighter > Calgarian standing by awaiting an op portunity to take off the crew. Capt. O. Marin of Kingston, com ! manding the tug. said that the vessel I : ran into rough weather early last night and foundered shortly before midnight. 0 Russia Bars Writer. BERLIN, November 16 OP). —Paul Scheffer, for many years Moscow cor- I respondent of the Berlin Tageblatt, has ► been notified while on vacation here ) that his return too Russia has been forbidden by the Soviet government. Scheffer will shortly go to the United States as correspondent for his paper. FOR CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS See Pages 37 to 44, Inclusive—Part One. 7 I L .—^•■■■■=.-=4==-==J i THE TARIFF WOODPILE. 01 REALTY GAINS $20,000,000 IN YEAR I Assessor Richards Forecasts Results of Appraisal Near Finish. ■" t 1 ” 1 "■ n Assessments on taxable real estate for the next fiscal year will exceed by (20,000.000 the unprecedented figure of (1,182,463,300 for the current year, It was predicted yesterday by William P. Richards. District tax assessor. Mr. Richards based his forecast on the results thus far of the annual ap praisal for the purpose of taxation which his office is now completing. The work will be finished in another month, at which time thdAassessor will make a more definite estimate, taking into consideration new building operations which may be started before the new year as well as prospective changes in assessments which may be made on account of appeals by property owners. Small In Comparison. The probable (20.000,000 Increase, however, will be small in comparison with the rise in property values in the last year, the assessment in this period being (43,000,000 greater than in the 1928-29 fiscal year. Mr. Richards at tributes the smaller increase for the coming year to a slackening in building operations. The higher assessments will be re flected in the 1930-1931 tax bills. The increases, according to the assessor, have been made chiefly in the rapidly developing surburban sections and in other localities where building opera tions are under way. There has been no marked change, he said, in the as sessments on property in the business area. Simultaneous with his prediction as to the assessed value of real estate in the next fiscal year, Mr. Richards is sued a warning to tax payers delinquent for the last two years that unless the taxes are paid on or before November 30, the property would be listed for sale. Preparations are now being made to publish in the Washington news papers the names of all property owners whose taxes have been in arrears lor the last two years. The list will be published about December 15. The names of all property owners whose 2-year-old bills are unpaid. November 30. will be included. The delinquents, however, will be permitted to pay the bills up to date of the annual tax sale to be held in January. Approximately 20,000 parcels were listed for sale last January, but Mr. Richards expects a decrease of nearly j 5,000 at the forthcoming sale as a re j suit of the concerted effort made to col i lect delinquent bills this year. The current tax bills. Mr. Richards pointed out. contained notations of anv delinquencies that may exist, which served as a warning to property owners. In addition, he said, a special notice was mailed to the delinquent tax payers, a number of whom paid the bills. TOI)AY : S STAR PART ONE—44 PAGES. General New’s —Local, National and l Foreign. ! Schools and Colleges—Page 20. ; Clubwomen of the Nation —Page 22. j Parent-Teacher Activities —Page 23. ! Organized Reserves—Page 27. i Spanish War Veterans —Page 28. W. C. T. U. Notes—Page 28. District National Guard—Pages 32 1 and 33. At Community Centers Pages 34 and 35. D. A. R. Activities—Page 36. Classified Advertising—Pages 37 to 44. Y. W. C. A. Activities—Page 44. PART PAGES. Editorial Section—Editorials and Edl- j torlal Features. Notes of Art and Artists —Page 4. i Review of New Books —Page 4. PART THREE—I 6 PAGES. I Society. PART FOUR—I 6 PAGES. Amusement Section—Theater, Screen and Music. In the Motor World—Pages 5 and 6. Aviation Activities—Page 7. Fraternities —Page 9. Veterans of Great War —Page 10. District of Columbia Naval Reserve- Page 10. News of the Clubs—Pages 11 and 12. Serial Story. • Rhoda"—Page 12. Radio News —Pages 13, 14 and 15. Army and Navy News—Page 16. PART FIVE—IO PAGES. Sports and Financial. PART SEVEN—24 PAGES. | Magazine Section. 1 Cross-word Puzzle—Page 22. GRAPHIC SECTION—B PAGES. ; World Events in Pictures. COLOR SECTION—B PAGES. , Moon Mullins; Mutt and Jeff: Reg'lar Fellers; Mr. and Mrs.; Little Orphan I Annie; Betty; Somebody's Stenog; < High Lights of History. Fright Kills Girl Os 3 When Goose Charges Upon Her By the Associated Press. SANDUSKY. Ohio, November 16.—The terrifying spectacle of a goase. attacking with bill and flapping wings, caused 3-year old Priscilla, daughter of John Shlvock of Lorain, to die of fright today. The child, playing in the yard of a farmhouse at Berlin Heights, •»ast of here, thought the curious looking bird something worth in vestigating. As sne ran toward it, the goase turned, pounced i upon her and bit her. The injuries were slight, ac cording to A. R. Grierson. Erie County coroner, who gave the verdict. He said the child prob ably died almost instantly. BANKER ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLEMENT .■ . # Cashier of Mt. Rainier Insti tution Blamed in Alleged Shortage. Clarence L. Schatz, cashier and vice president of the First National Bank of Mount Rainier, was arrested yesterday ! and charged with embezzlement of $20,000 of the bank’s funds after short age is said to have been uncovered in the bank's accounts in an examination made by Federal bank examiners. News of Schatz's arrest was disclosed shortly after the announcement by the Prince Georges Bank of Hyattsville and Mount Rainier that'lt had taken over the management of the First National. Officials of the Prince Georges Bank Immediately declared that they would guarantee all deposits. Secrecy In Arrest. Considerable secrecy' surrounded the arrest of Schatz, but it was learned that he was taken to Baltimore late yesterday afternoon and released on $5,000 bond for a hearing before United States Commissioner H. N. Abercom bie. Assets of the First National Bank, as shown by its last public statement, are $319,564.93. The Prince Georges Bank, according to the statement of its cashier, T. M. Jones, has assets of $2,700,000. Its surplus and undivided profits amounts to $165,000. Officers of Bank. Officers of the First National Bank are Dr. William Burton Spire, presi dent: Ernest H. Shinn and Charles W. Retchelt, directors, and Frank M. Ste phen. counsel. The bank was or ganized in 1919. Schatz was brought to Baltimore by a special investigator for the Depart ment. of Justice. A warrant was sworn out before Commissioner Abercrombie, who set the bail. • . Two Slayers Escape Jail. MOAB, Utah, November 16 (A 3 ). R. H. Elliott and B. W. Pfoutz. slayers of Deputy Sheriff R. D. Westwood, ; escaped here today from the jail where I they were held on a murder charge. 1 The two men shot the aged officer to i death September 5, when he came to serve the evening meal. SUPREME COURT MAY BE ASKED | TO FIX STATUS OF RUM BUYERS Government May Seek Sequel to Recent Interpretation of Volstead Law by Appeals Tribunal. By the Associated Press. A possibility that the Supreme Court will be asked to decide whether buyers of liquor are subject to Volstead law penalties as well as sellers and trans porters of liquor has developed as a re sult of legal studies in progress at the Department of Justice. If the question goes to the Supreme Court, it probably will be in the form of a petition for a writ of certiorari, which the Government may ask as a sequel to a recent decision of the Fed eral Circuit Court of Appeals at Phila delphia Interpreted to mean that liquor buyers have no culpability under the present Volstead statute. The bearing of the Philadelphia de cision is being studied by attorneys in the department stituting the prohibi the department constituting the prohibl- States district attorney at Philadelphia having advised that the appeal to the Supreme Court be undertaken. As soon as the prqcess is completed, Charles A "From Press to Home Within the Hour ” The Star is delivered every evenlnt and Sunday morning to Washington homes by The Star's exclusive carrier service. Phone National 5000 to start immediate delivery. C A>) Means Associated Prasa. FIVE CENTS IN WASHINGTON AND SUBURBS GOOD WEAKENS AFTER SLIGHT GAIN '‘Marked Fatigue” Noted in Bulletin Following Earlier Improvement. A "marked fatigue" in the condition of James W. Good, Secretary of War, was reported last night by his physi cians at his bedside as he resisted the infection that gripped him after an emergency operation for appendicitis last Wednesday. A bulletin made public at the White : House at 10 p.m. last night said: "The Secretary of War's condition | has shown slight Improvement during the day. All nourishment has been re tained. Respiratory complications have not increased. Sepsis symptoms have not progressed. The patient shows marked fatigue tonight.” The fatigue was regarded by the phy sicians as an unhopeful sign, even though they said sepsis symptoms had not progressed. Earlier in the night a slight improve ment had been noted in the Secretary's condition when it was reported that his pulse respiration, temperature and blood count were better. His physicians also had admiiUstered nourishment, which was retained. This also was regarded as favorable. Little Hope for Life. The slight Improvement, physicians said, might be only temporary and his | close friends retained only small hope | that he could survive much longer. Phy sicians, however, said all hope was not lost, that his condition now depended upon his own resistance to the general blood poisoning that attacked him after the operation. The 84-hour period which physicians had set as being the peak of the crisis in Secretary Good’s condition passed at 11 o’clock last night without any an nouncement being made from his bed side. Physicians decided not to issue any more bulletins regarding the Secre tary until there was a material change in his condition. Some slight improvement in Mr. Good's condition was noted during the day, according to the bulletins Issued at the White House, but it was left clear that the result of the vigorous efforts by physicians would be de termined by the patient's endurance. Prom the bulletin issued at 8:40 o’clock yesterday morning to the one at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon en couraging gains by Mr. Good were an nounced. The 4 p.m. bulletin said: "The condition of the Secretary of War is encouraging—that is, it is bet ter than it was this morning. His pulse, respiration, temperature and blood count are better.” The fact that the blood count was better was that which gave the most hope to President Hoover and Wash ington. It showed that the Secretary is putting up a strong fight against general sepsis (blood poisoning), wdiich came from peritonitis, discovered when he was operated on. Slept in Morning. The bulletin at 12:30 o’clock yester day afternoon said: "Secretary Good has been sleeping all morning. At noon he was awakened and was given treatment. His case depends on what his own resistance can do. There is no evidence of intestinal obstruction. His temperature, respira tion and pulse are lower. The involve ment of the chest seems to be somewhat subsided. His condition apparently is one of a general sepsis (blood poison ing).” _ President Hoover kept in close touch (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) Hughe*, jr., solicitor general for the Department of Justice, will announce whether the case is to be talcen up. Attorney General Mitchell was under stood to be somewhat doubtful of the final result of the study yesterday, on the ground that the Philadelphia case did not present as clear an issue on the subject as might be found avail able by some other of the Government's numerous pending prosecutions. It was said officially that no judicial decision in the Federal courts had yet declared a liquor buyer a criminal. I However. Federal Judge Charles R. Daw : son at Louisville, in charging a grand jury several weeks ago, notified the ! iuaors it would be their duty to bring i liquor indictments against liquor pur chasers. Senator Sheppard. Democrat. Texas, author of the prohibition amendment, has prepared legislation definitely classi fying liquor purchasers wltfh bootleggers so far as the law is concerned. TEN CENTS ELSEWHERE FARM STATES WIN TARIFF INCREASES IN SENATE DRIVE Consideration of Amendments to Agricultural Schedule Is Completed. DELAY ON SUGAR RATE STUDY MAY BE SOUGHT Strenuous Campaign Is Hade to Have Measure Ready for Regular Session. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. Under the driving impetus of the Re publican “young guard," aided by Re publican Progressives and Democrat!, the Senate yesterday wound up con sideration of finance committee amend ments to the agricultural schedule and completed the beverage schedule. Many increases in the tariff duties of the agricultural schedule were agreed to in the sweep toward completion of the bill. The demand of the farm States for tariff aid was heeded in practically every instance, and about 75 increases « were written into the bill. While there was still grave doubt that the bill could be completed by the Sen ate before the opening of the regular session December 2 and sent to confer ! ence, the hope for such a result was ! stronger last night than it has been for weeks. May Delay Sugar Consideration. The sugar schedule is due to come up for consideration tomorrow. But there is a definite move on to postpone action on this schedule, which is likely to lead • to much controversy and long debate. The plan is to take up less controverted schedules and hurry along with the bill. Those Senators who are pressing for conclusion of the bill before the close of the special session believe that if sugar can be laid aside temporarily and consideration of the rest of the bill completed the psychology of the situa tion will be good for a final drive to dispose of the bill some time next week. On the other hand, if sugar is taken up tomorrow, and the debate drags along I for several days, the cry again will be ! raised that it is impossible to act finally on the bill in the Senate this session and demand for an adjournment will be renewed. The Senate has. up to date, com pleted consideration of committee amendments to the following schedules: Chemicals, earthenware, metals, wood, agriculture and beverages. It also has completed work on the administrative features of the bill, which always take a long time for consideration. There remain to be taken up for committee amendments the following schedules: Sugar, tobacco, cotton manufactures, flax, hemp, jute, etc.; wool and wool manufactures, silk, rayon, paper and books and sundries. There remains also the free list. The opinion was expressed last night that outside the sugar schedule, and several items in the sundries schedule, there was not left in the bill a great deal over which there would be much j controversy. Hides and boots and shoes come in the sundries schedule. Agree to Recess. The “young guard" yesterday yielded to the request of Senator Walsh. Dem ocrat, of Montana, for a recess soon after midday until tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Senator Walsh pleaded that the Senate was traveling at "a pace that kills.” Members of the “young guard” said that when they pledged themselves to night sessions of the Senate they did not intend to de mand Saturday night sessions. Nor are they anxious to bring serious breakdown in the health of any of the older Senators, members of the finance committee, who have worked for months on the tariff bill. They will demand, however, that the night sessions be con tinued next week, and in this they will have the support, it 1s expected, of the Republican Progressives and many of the Democrats. Members of the young guard, the 24 Republicans banded together to see what can be done in the way of passing the tariff bill at the present session, said emphatically last night that the move ment was not Intended to “ditch” the present Republican leaders of the Sen ate, Senator Watson of Indiana, who 1* away ill. and Senator Jones of Wash ington. the assistant leader, who Is act ing in the absence of Senator Watson. Young Guard Demands Action. They explained that the group was as one, however, In the demand for ac tion on the tariff bill in the present special session of Congress; as one in favor of night sessions to expedite the bill; that it was opposed to a wholesale attack on the Fordney-MrCumber rates on industrials, and while willing to see increases proposed by the committee on industrials stricken from the bill, would fight efforts to force the rates below the existing law and that it was favor able to increases in the agricultural schedule. Finally the “young guard” is as one in its support of President Hoover and in the belief that the legislative ways should be cleared of the tariff bill so that the President’s legislative program (Continued on Page 6, Column 1.) JUDGE SCORES EMPLOYER IN JURY SERVICE RULING Sentences Him to BO Days for Dis charging Worker Who Was Called for Duty. i By th# Associated Pres*. CHICAGO. November 18. —Jury serv ice Is a privilege, and a juror cannot be penalised by his employer. Judge Marcus Kavanaugh ruled today In Su perior Court. He fined P. R. Huggins, railroad trainmaster. $25 and costs and sentenced him to 60 days in jail for discharging Dorr G. Perrin, a switch man, who was absent from work for 12 da«s, during which he was doing jury duty. George Germain, attorney for Hug gins, gave notice of appeal, and Hug gins was released in SSOO ball pending adjudication. Elmer E. Homgren, as sistant State’s Attorney, said he will fight the appeal because of the lesson the case presents to other employers. “You are guilty of an offense against patriotism." Judge Kavanaugh told Huggins, "a serious charge, not so much from a legal standpoint as from that of Americanism. If such action were general it might tend to demoral ise our judicial system. You ara now in contempt of court, and I pass sen tence to make an example of you."