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NAVY GROUP HOLDS CHARGE UNREFUTED New Broadside on Hoover Economy Policy Fired by W. B. Howe. i /Continued From First Page.) and London treaty ratios and that the present efforts toward disarmament and tconamles would not interfere with the attainment of those ratios, the Navy League board chairman returned swiftly to the attack. He recalled that the American naval policy was stated to be the maintenance of a navy second to none and repeated the national defense pledge of the Re* publican platform, reading: “We pledge ourselves to round out and maintain the Navy in all types of combatant ships to the full ratio provided for the United States by the Washington treaty and any amendment thereto.” Mr. Howe quoted Mr. Hoover's tele gram to the Kansas City convention ac cepting the nomination, in which ne declared the victory of the Republican party would "assure national defense.” He contrasted the naval policy of Presi dent Coolidge with President Hoov i s, probably the first time the two have been compared publicly by a spokesman for a national organization. Turning to statistics, Mr. Howe de clared the American Navy had only 69 per cent of its auxiliary quotas as against 88 and 102 per cent for Great Britain and Japan, respectively. Where as It will cost $190,000,000 a year to build the American Navy up to treaty strength by 1936, President Hoover, he said, allowed “merely $53,000,000 ' for construction this year and $57,000,000 , for next year. In the three yews Mr. Hoover has been in the White House, he continued, many ships have been going over-age without the President making “a sin gle move" to replace them, "not to I mention upbuilding in categories where we are under treaty levels.” Every ton of construction now under way, Mr, Howe charged, was “Inherited from previous administrations” except the five new destroyers. The administra tion, he added, permitted the Navy Department to send a $91,000,000 treaty construction program to Congress last Winter and then permitted it to die Without exerting any "effective efforts on its behalf.” “Such has been Mr. Hoover's uncon atructlve record as to naval building since he has been President,” the Navy League chairman summed up. “Does it accord with the naval pol icy officially promulgated for the United States? “Does it accord with the Republican platform that he specifically accepted and upon which he was elected? “Does it in any way meet the situa tion in the Armistice day address of his Immediate predecessor in the Pres idency. delivered after Mr. Hoover was elected?" Mr. Howe, contrasting the naval policies of President Hoover with those of his predecessor, selected President Coolldge's speech on Armistice day, 1928, In which the then President said the Nation did not need a large stand ing army, but that “when we turn to the sea the situation is different.” With obligations to defend the Panama Canal and distant possessions, Mr. Coolidge held that "It is obvious, based on needs, we are entitled to a large number of warships" than a nation with the ad vantages of naval bases and merchant ships capable of being converted Into awlft cruisers. FORESTRY AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED Vrs. Henry Grattan Doyle and Dr. Alexander Wetraore Chosen for Ceremonies Tomorrow. Mrs. Henry Grattan Doyle, vice presi dent of the Board of Education, and Dr. Alexander Wetmore, assistant secre tary of the Smithsonian Institution, will present the American Forestry Associa tion awards at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning to the public school children who earned them in the exhibition of notebooks on forests. The presenta tions will be made at the National Museum Auditorium. The children who will receive the as sociation's medals are Russell Baugh man, 11, pupil of the Janney School; Jeanne Grlnnell, 13. Jackson School; Jan Rus, 8. John Quincy Adams School, and Janie Belle Bradford, 9, West School. In tomorrow’s exercises, which will be presided over by Henry W. Draper, supervising principal, Mrs. Joseph N. Saunders, president of the D. C. Con gress of Parents and Teachers, will an nounce the winners. The contest Involved a competition In which 4,000 notebooks were entered for awards. The judges were Dr. Gil bert Grosvenor. president of the Na tional Geographic Society; C. Powell Mlnnigerode, secretary and director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Dr. Wetmore. The contest was directed by Miss Esther Scott, director of elementary science in the schools, and Mrs. Saunders of the Parent-Teacher Associ ation congress. Former Minister Is Buried. PARIS, November 26 The fu neral of Louis Loucheur, former French minister of munitions, was held today with the simplicity for which he had asked. The service was held at the Church of St. Pierre de Chaillot, which was crowded with mourners. Burial was in the historic Montparnasse Cemetery. Procession at Pan-American Mass l mzJ& VBpHMj^^ktoiSai^J 4RJ^ clergymen In the annual Thanksgiving day Pan-American mass accompanied by prominent diplo- I mats and American Government officials are shown here as they filed into St. Patrick'* Cnurch this morning from I the rectory at Tenth and G street*. The line of the procession was marked by the Bt. John* College Cartat Corps, formed a guard of honor, _ —Star stgjf Photo. Supportg Gardiner W/Jr jA WALTER BRUCE HOWE. [ i ; i i • • [ ■ • > r • • ■ t ’ I ! t I 1 Must Swallow Ball And Retrieve It Once Daily to Keep Alive North Carolinian Must Repeat Process to Keep Esophagus Open. By the Associated Press. CHARLOTTE. N. C.. November 26 Earl Lanford, Charlotte business man, mint undergo an operation a day to keep himself alive. His case Is said by Dr. Gabriel Tuck er, famous bronchoscopic surgeon of j Philadelphia, to be the only one of its kind in the world. Every morning Lanford must swallow a heavy 1-inch metal ball, attached to a string, and then pull it back again. Thus his esophagus is kept open. Years ago Lanford found he was rap idly losing weight and a physician In Greer, S. C.. told him his lower esopha gus had closed and that he was starv ing to death. Lanford then went to Dr. Tucker who performed an unusual operation. An Incision was made in Lanford’s stomach and he was fed through a rubber tube for six mnoths. Then his esophagus was opened by hydraulic pressuie—by the weight cf wat’r—and later Lanford was started to swallowing a small metal ball. This was increased to its present size of slightly over 1 1-32 of an inch in diameter and each morning Lanford goes through his torturous routine of swallowing the ball and pulling it back. If his esophagus should close entirely as It did two years ago, it w'ould prob ably mean Lanford’s death. bridegroomTinds BODY OF BROTHER Francis F. Poore Victim of Gas. Suicide Certificate Issued by Coroner. Returning to receive the congratula tions of his family after his wedding yesterday afternoon, William E. Poore, 21, found his brother, Francis F. Poore, 25, dead from asphyxiation In the kitchen of his father’s home, 5509 Nevada avenue. Coroner Joseph D. Rogers Issued a certificate of suicide, maintaining the youth had taken his own life by opening the Jets'of the kitchen stove. The body was discovered about 2:30 p.m. and apparently had been lifeless for several hours. The Fire Rescue Squad made a futile effort to revive him. William Poore, a Philadelphia golf professional, was married to Catherine L. Calvert. 20, by Rev. P. J. Begley. Other survivors of the dead youth are two brothers, Wilbur and Wade; a sister. Bemardine. and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Poore. MAN HURT IN CRASH FACES DRUNKEN CHARGE Robert Morris Meets Disaster on Way Home After "He-Man’s Night” at Alexandria. Special Dispatch toThe Star, ALEXANDRIA. Va, November 26 After colliding with another automobile and a telephone pole and receiving in juries which required 18 stitches in his head, neck and chin, Robert “Muggsy” Morris of 1712 D street southeast, Washington, was charged with driving while drunk and colliding here early today. Morris, who is a brakeman at Po tomac Yards here, had been one of the referees at the “He-Man’s night,” held at the old Portner Brewery last night for the benefit of the Elks’ charity fund. The crash occurred on the Alex andria-Washington Highway. The automobile driven by Morris first collided with the car driven by Thomas Starks of 1159 First street, Washing - ton. according to police report. Neither Starks nor his wife, also in the car, was hurt. Morris’ auto then plunged into a telephone pole, breaking it off 1 and wrecking his car. THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON. I). C., TIiERSDAY. NOVEMBER 26. 1931. FARM BOARD PAPER LOSS IS sl77fioofioo "S Chairman Stone Refuses to Admit Wheat and Cotton Investment Is Lost. By the Associated Press. On paper the Farm Board has lost $177,000,000 of the $500,000,000 given it by Congress to stabilise prices of wheat and cotton. Actually Chairman Stone of the board refuses to concede that this or any similar amount should be wirtten off. The board still has enormous hoards of both commodities. If prices go high enough the loss might be re duced to the vanishing point. Still it was the loss figure as of present values that Chairman McNary of the Senate Agriculture Committee wanted and obtained. It was furnished him yesterday as Ills committee heard demands from the big national farm organizations for the old, oft-vetoe* remedies of export debenture and equalization fee. Urge Stronger Board. These farm aids should be approved, the farm leaders contended, byway of strengthening the Farm Board. They did not suggest the board be done away with, as a good many have urged since the Federal money started plung ing Into an apparently bottomless abyss of sinking wheat and cotton prices. Louis J. Taber, master of the Na tional Grange: Edward A. O’Neal, president of the Farm Bureau Federa tion; John A. Simpson, president of the Farmers’ Union, and Ralph Snyder of the National Committee of Farm Organizations were those who forgot old differences In demands for stronger aid to the farmer. The Senators, a dozen of them, lis tened intently as the talk swung to silver, waterpower and other favored ideas of the agricultural rehabilitators. They intend to hear more before de- I elding what to do with the Farm Board—continue it as It Is, abolish it, strengthen It, or change its functions. Stone Submits Figures. Senator McNary read to the com mittee statements from Chairman Stone showing stabilization wheat which has cost $222,000,000 would bring only $120,000,000 at present, and that the cotton, representing a $120,- 000.000 Investment, is worth $45,000,- 000 at today’s market prices. “It would be impossible to sell all the holdings on any one day or In any short period without seriously breaking the price.” Stone’s statement said. “The disposal of stabilization wheat may extend over several years into the future: if prices should rise significant ly during that period, the final cost of stabilization might be materially less than it would appear from an estimate based on present market prices, and there might even be a gain.” Another witness at yesterday’s hear ing, J. W. Garrow of the American Cot ton Shippers’ Association, bitterly at tacked the Farm Board’s stabilization operations and demanded a congres sional Investigation. 31 RIOTERS RELEASED BY DETROIT MAYOR Unemployed Allowed to Spend Thanksgiving Day With Families. By the Associated Press. DETROIT, November 26.—Thirty one persons, arrested yesterday in a brush between police and 500 unem ployed, who attempted a demonstra tion at the City Hall, were free today, under instructions from Mayor Frank Murphy that they be permitted to spend Thanksgiving with their families. Only those who assaulted policemen will be prosecuted, the mayor said. The police used tear gas bombs to disperse the demonstrators and said two gas bombs were thrown by the demon strators. One policeman was slightly injured. Among those arrested was John Schmies, Communist candidate for mayor In last month’s primary. He was charged with disturbing the peace. Ray Walasky, 26, will be charged with felonious assault. Police said he felled a patrolman with a brick, then kicked him. BAKER FUNERAL RITES Services Are Held for Prominent Winchester Canner. Special Dispatch to The Star. WINCHESTER, Va., November 26 - Funeral services were held today for Daniel C. Baker, 70, member of a fam ily long identified with fruit and vege table canning interests, whose death Tuesday evening followed a year of ill health. He was a son of the late Daniel Baker, elder of the Brethren Church, who established the first canning plant in the lower Shenandoah Valley, a busines maintained by his sons until within recent years. He was unmar ried. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. L. R. Dettra, Stephens City, Va., and Miss Efße Baker. Tampa. Fla. He was a member of the United Brethren Church. MEXICAN IS* APPOINTED MEXICO CITY. November 26 (JP).— Andres Ortiz, who resigned yesterday as Governor of Chihuahua, was named chief of the Mexican section of the International Boundary Commission, succeeding Gustavo P. Serrano, new secretary of communications. Since most of the commission’s work is along the Rio Grande, Ortiz will live at El Paso, Tex. U. S. PLAYS MAJOR DOLE IN FAR EAST Kept League Calm While Winning Asiatic Nations to Arbitration. __ < Continued Prom First Page.) up against the powerful medieval minded military caate which is a strong believer in the slogan might is right. It took a good deal of patience and at times “straight talking” to Induce the Japanese military to give In. They have mentalities which do not quite fit in with the New World policies of set tling everything by arbitration, but they are intelligent, and when it was brought home to them that in spite of the re luctance of the American people to en force a boycott they might be driven into such an action, the Japanese gen eral staff, Tokio reports say, decided to yield. How sincere their yielding is re mains to be seen. The League of Na tions resolution and the venality of some of the Chinese generals may give them a chance to change their attitude again. However, for the time being they have yielded, and Japan has accepted the principle of arbitration, even when it is applied to her other Oriental neighbor, China. Start Off on Wrong Foot. Our dealings with the league of Nations Council were equally difficult. The League started by making a mis take. It was impulsive when it ordered the Japanese out of Manchuria by No vember 16. Tlie result of the ultima tum surprised nobody in Washington. The Japanese told the League in dlp , lcmattc language to "go to the devil.” The Council of the League got an noyed and immediately began discuss ing “forceful methods" and “block ades.” We were as much Interested in the peaceful settlement of the Sino- Japanese dispute as the League. The Japanese disregard of interna tional treaties such as the Kellogg pact and the nine-power pact affected us Just as much as it affetced the mem bers of the League, but the Govern ment of this country did not see any reason why forceful methods should be applied before all the other methods were exhausted. It w’ould have been extremely difficult, if not impossible, to convince Congress of the necessity of applying an embargo on Japan if the country could not be convinced there was a vital reason for doing so. We had to preach patience to the impatient League. The European press accused the Government of this coun try of cow;. _:.i and of putting ma terial interests ahead of the moral is sues which were involved in the Japa nese-League of Nations controversy. It accused the Government of this coun try of playing into Japan's hands. Tokio reports indicate the State De partment has been sending in the last 10 days some strong notes. Plain Talk in Notes. According to these reports, the notes contained some pretty straight talking. It appears that we pointed out to Japan that the assumed lack of interest of the American people in the Manchurian dis pute was illusory and that at any time there may be a tremendous reaction against Japan in this country. Am bassador Debuchl, who knows America well, is said to have reported to liis government the same thing. The League Council did not see our point of view at first and wanted to rush us into action. We were com pelled to give them a fair warning by indicating that in spite of our col laboration with the League we would maintain an absolute freedom of action should the League desire to apply sanc tions. The Council of the League realized that a boycott applied by Eu rope alone would have no effect on Japan and decided to follow our line of diplomatic action. The State Department gave a sigh of relief when Ambassador Dawes re -1 ported the Japanese and Chinese were willing to accept the League's resolu tion. The situation seems Improved although it is by no means certain that peace in the Far East has been assured. Too Many Loopholes. There are two weak points in the situation. One is that there are too many loopholes in the League’s reso lution. The general idea is that Japan cannot negotiate with China while Japanese troops are maintained in Chinese territory. The Japanese are reported to have agreed to withdraw ’ their battalions into the railway rone. There is no time limit to this with drawal, but it is understood it will be gin as soon as possible. It has been - admitted, however, that in places ' where there is a lot of banditry and the ■ Chinese authorities cannot guarantee ■ the life and property of Japanese citl -1 zens the Japanese should be allowed l • to maintain their troops, as military police, until a Chinese police force can 1 be organized. It happens, however, that the entire ’> Manchurian territory where fighting 1 has taken place in the last few weeks l is in a chaotic state. On arriving in towns the first duty ■ of Japanese troops was to disband * native Chinese police. Consequently it 1 may be that the Japanse will find it • necessary to maintain, under the name of police, an army of occupation in Manchuria. This force may remain there for a month or even years before the Chinese authorities are in a position . to guarantee the safety of the Japanese citizens. The other difficulty is that the League has requested the Japanese and 1 the Chinese governments to order their ; commanders-in-chief to refrain from any hostile act during the pending negotiations. Strange Case of Gen. Mah. The strange case of Gen. Mah Is vivid in the minds of most diplomats. This Chinese general commanding the troops massed at Tsitsihar is reported to have been appointed last Monday by the Japanese government as governor of the province. According to diplomatic sources, which know Ihe ‘inside story” of the Tsitsihar affair, it appears that Gen. Mah had agreed to blow up the bridges across the Nonni River so as to give the Japanese a pretext to push north. He made a pretense of resistance when the Japanese ordered him out of Tsitsihar, fought a losing battle and then, un expectedly, is reported to have been appointed by the Japanese governor of the district whence he had been routed. Those who know the methods of Ori ental diplomacy find this thing quite natural. For this reason, however, cer tain diplomats are somewhat uneasy about the situation at Chinchow. i It is not impossible that another Gen. Ma should be found in command of the Chinese troops around Chin chow. An "unexpected” attack against , the Japanese would jeopardize com pletely the peace efforts of the United States and the League of Nations. For this reason our diplomats, while hope ful that the Sino-Japanese conflict would be straightened out, are not too optimistic The ways of Oriental di plomacy are too derious to expect an early settlement of the dispute. ! NIBLO’S SONRECOVERING Motion Picture Director’s Son I Operated on for Appendicitis. ! HOLLYWOOD, Calif., November 26 (jp).—Fred Niblo. Jr., screen writer and son of the motion picture director, was I reported well on the road to recovery yesterday after an operation Tuesday : I for appendicitis. It was reported at first that the pa ' tlent was Niblo, sr., but he Is in Eng > land to direct a picture. Scenes of the Japanese Advance in Manchuria ■■■■■■■■■■•■■■■■ mmmmmmm - --- ■ . 1 - i ri EHel iLIB a BR. IH§eSr TwWiri jtHBI 8 i smP mmfßm 8 ib * Jem IPg mmmWm nI. .......... B Japanese troops crossing the Nonni River railroad bridge in North Central Manchuria, after the recent three day battle during which they crushed the Chinese forces and sent them in disorderly retreat northward. • : "ffi ... .... . •• ' >, /*.% j The front line of the Japanese forces on the Nonni River. '| A division of Japanese soldiers during a rest period in the public square of Chanchun, Manchuria, shortly after they! ■ occupied the Chinese city. —A. P. Photo. PEACE DEAL SEEN NEARING SUCCESS U. S. Backs League Formula for Settlement of Asiatic Dispute. By the Associated Press. PARIS, November 26. Negotia tions lor a settlement of the Man churian conflict appeared today to be moving toward success with the ap proval of the United States behind the Council’s resolution asking the Japanese to evacuate the territory as soon as security conditions permit. The approval of the American Gov ernment was announced yesterday by Ambassador Charles G. Dawes. The agreement of the United States and the 12 neutral members of the Council means that China's request for a fixed time limit for the troop with drawals is likely not to be granted and it indicates an accord with the Jap anese contention that such a time limit is not practicable. It was learned, however, that Dr. Alfred Sze, Chinese spokesman, prob ably will continue to insist on the time limit, although Dr. Sze himself, asked whether he mi"ht modify his demands in the face of the American indorse ment of the resolution, answered de jectedly, “I don’t know.” Dawes Announces Derision. Gen. Dawes announced the decision of the United States Government in a statement to newspaper correspond ents. “The United States Government ap proves the general plan of settlement embodied in the proposed resolution.” the statement said, “and has ao inform ed both China and Japan. It urged upon them acquiescence in the general plan embodied in the proposed reso lution.” Gen. Dawes declined to amplify that statement. The resolution, in addition to stipu lating Japanese withdrawal without fix ing a time limit, contained provisions for China and Japan to order their commanders in the field to refrain from belligerant activity and for both na tions to take every means to avoid further aggravation of the situation. It has not yet received formal ap proval of the Council, however. New Instructions Asked. Dr. Sze telegraphed his government at Nanking for new Instructions in view of the United States’ attitude on the resolutions. , In Informed quarters It was believed the only poeslbUitywof China's success fully resisting the resolution seems to lie in the reported objection of some of the delegates of smaller countries on the council to what they say is forc ing the resolution on the Chinese. , Spain. Norway. Poland and Jugoslavia are said to have such an objection, but , observers were doubtful they would I persist in it in the face of the United States announcement. Another meeting of the neutral mem bers of the council was tentatively fixed for 4 o’clock this afternoon. In League quarters it was said some features of the resolution ought to please the Chinese. It provides for a cessa tion of hostilities, for a mutual inquiry, and for information from the neutral observers on the spot, a proposal the Japanese rejected in September. Telegram Dispatched. The text of a telegram sent to Tokio and Nanking by Chairman Briand was published today. It read: ’’The council is striving to achieve a peaceful settlement of the Manchur ian dispute, but its efforts would be in vain if fresh engagements were to oc cur between the Chinese and Japanese forces. “The council particularly calls the attention of the two governments to the situation existing in the Chinchow region. Certain governments already have decided to send observers there, but it Is up to the two parties to give the commanders of their respective forces the strictest orders to refrain from any action which might lead to further engagements and further loss of human life. “My colleagues and I rely upon the two governments to take all the neces sary measures lor this purpose as soon as posisble.” NO DESIGNS ON CHINCHOW. Note to Tell League Japan Is Doing Its Best to Avoid Clash. TOKIO, November 26 (A>). The Japanese government was understood to be preparing to reply to Chairman Briand of the League of Nations Coun cil today that it Is doing everything possible “under the circumstances” to avoid a clash with the Chinese at Chinchow, Manchuria. M. Briand had expressed particular solicitude about the Chinchow situation In a telegram to Tokio. It was understood the government would say that If trouble occurs now it will be the fault of the Chinese, be cause the area west of Liaoho and east of Chinchow has been cleared of bandits and other disturbing elements by the Japanese operations. In official circles the view was that the Chinchow situation has eased ma terially. No reports of new concen trations of Chang Hsueh-Llang's forces there had reached here. One report, on the contrary, said the Chinese were moving southward. It was authoritatively stated the military and other departments of the government realize a major operation at. Chinchow would change the face of the whole situation because pf its near ness to the Great Wall, and because of British Interests in the Peiping-Mukden Railway and the British-leased coal mine at Kalian, southwest of Shan halkwan. LUSITANIA SALVAGE EXPEDITION GIVEN PERMIT BY BRITAIN I • , < Continued From First Page.) Liverpool and London War Risks Insur , ance Association, Ltd. Signed, H. H. Railey.” Will Not Raise Ship. “We are not at liberty,” Capt. Railey said, “to sign immediately a contract secured by the expedition some weeks ego from the War Risks Association at Liverpool. Under the terms of this agreement the ultimate disposition of all net values from our salvaging opera tions rests with the association. No attempt will be made to raise the Lusitania and we are not equipped to undertake general salvaging of the ves sel's cargo, which, intrinsically, would barely justify the cost. “We propose purely as a demonstra tion of the revolutionary aspects of the Lake submarine salvaging tube merely to bring to the surface the ship's safes and other miscellaneous articles of ac tual or historic worth.” The undersea photography at depths nqver before achieved is. apart from the demonstration of Lake's tubs, the next most important objective of the expe dition. Tha» experiments recently con ducted in the United States under ad verse circumstances warrant the “con fident belief,” in the opinion of Capt. Railey, that "the expedition will suc ceed in taking motion pictures and still photographs of the condition of this famous wreck after 16 years’ submer sion. The Important research in sub marine lighting will b? conducted in co-operation with the Westlnghouse Lamp Co. of New Jersey.” Working on Apparatus. Denying there is any likelihood that the wreck has collapsed under the pres sure of the sea. David Kidd of Milford, Conn., hull engineer of the expedition, revealed that work on a section of the expedition’s apparatus is now under way at Brightlingsea, England. Manu facturing of further equipment by Eng lish shipbuilders will be authorized im mediately. According to Mr. Kidd, the construc tion of the new equipment and the se lection and chartering of a surface vessel to which the tube will be at tached may consume at least eight weeks. It is therefore not anticipated that actual work on the Lusitania will be attempted before February. Appointment of the law firm of Breed, Abbot & Morgan of New York and London as counselors of the expe dition was also announced last night by Capt. Railey. The formal application for the establishment of the base of th? expedition at or near the head of Old Kinsale was made 10 days ago by Capt. Railey to the high commissioner of th Irish Free State in London. Favorabl action has been assured. During a period of 47 years from April, 1815, uptil April, 1862. lays of national thanksgiving were unknown in the United StaW». CIVIL WAR FEARED AFTER CANTON ROW Martial Law Declared After Leaders Split on Alliance With Nanking. (Continued From First Page.) editorial in which it charged tint anti- Soviet agitation is continuing in Man churia and that Japanese are attgmr”- ing to use the "whites” to attack the Chinese Eastern Hallway. PROTEST MADE TO JAPAN. China Says Toklo Will Be Blamed If Fight la Waged at Chine how. By the Associated Press. NANKING, November 36—The Chi nese foreign office protested today in a note to Japan against a reported threat of a Japanese attack on Chlnchow, and warned that Japan will be held respon sible for “any untoward Incident” there. "According to latest reports," the note said. "Japanese troops are busily concentrating at various points south and west of Mukden and are preparing an attack on Chinchow and other placet in Southwest Manchuria. “At the same time false reports are being circulated by the Japanese alleg ing that China has sent reinforcements to Chinchow, creating thereby a criti cal situation, and that a Chinese attack on the Japanese forces seems probable. “Moreover, on November 22 Japanese troops assisted bandits in attacking Hsinmin. These activities of Japanese troops are similar to the tactics adopted by them previous to their invasion of Ha,luno-Kiang Province and other cen ter*. "The entire world is amazed at the persistent pressure Japan has brought on China in execution of Japanese ag gressive plans. The government must shoulder a heavy responsibility should any untoward incident happen In the neighborhood of Chinchow or Hsinmin. TUNG CHEN WILL RESIST. Will Fight te Last Ditch If Japanese Attack Chinchow. BT GLENN BABB, Associated Press Staff Correspondent. CHINCHOW, Manchuria, November 26.—Faced with continual reporta which, he said, indicated the Japanese are advancing on this, the last remain ing center of independent Chinese rule In South Manchuria, Gen. Yung Chm, Chinese chief of staff, told me today he plans to defend the city to the limit of his power. We talked In the principal Inn of the town, where he received me and where last night he gave a dinner In honor of Lieut. Col. Nelson Margetts, American military attache, and the British and French attaches, who ar rived yesterday from Peiping to observe the expected Japanese drive. With Qen. Yung was Gen. Ml Chung- Llng, acting chairman of the provisional government here. Gen. Yung Is chief of staff for Chang Hsueh-Liang. Manchurian governor, who was driven from Mukden at the beginning of the present trouble. Denies Offensive Planned. He denied reports that the Chinese have been preparing an offensive in this area to attempt to regain lost por tions of the province. "The Chinese forces north of the Great Wall,” he said, "do not number more than 20,000 to 30.000 men and no reinforcements have tyaep received from the South since tfr» conflict be gan. Some brigades are actually within the Great Wall.” The Great Wall touting the coast line at the southern tip of Manchuria. “Tahushan,” he said, “marks tha Chinese forward position in the direc tion of Mukden, except for a cavalry brigade stationed along the Tahushan- Tlngliao Railway for the purpose of guarding the road and suppressing bandits. This unit In no way threatens the Japanese.” Orderlies came and went u we talked. One brought word that the Japanese had occupied Hslnmintun and taken over the civil and military control of the city. Another came, a little later, with news fiat a Japanese force was mov ing westward from Liaoyang and had reached a point east of Tahushan. Military Law Grips City. Liaoyang is about 150 miles to the north, not far above the neck of the peninsula, on the tip of which is Chin chow. It is a short distance south of Mukden and a principal town on the railroad connecting Mukden and Chin chow. A few minutes later another brought a report that telephone communica tion between Hslnmintun and Tahu shr.a is disrupted. Gen. Yung drew from these reporta the conclusion that the Japanese pos sibly were preparing to advance, and this conclusion was concurred In by Gen. Mi. “If the Japanese attack is made,” Gen. Yung said, “the main Chinese stand will be made a few miles north of Chinchow, although the line there lacks trenches and other defense wdrk.” This city today Is in the grip of stern military law. Sentinels are chal lenging pedestrians every few yards and troops patrol every street. Crowds of persons attempted to board the train at many stations between here and Mukden during my journey down the peninsula. Hundreds of them, un.en t>y fear of a Japanese offensive, are seeking refuge south of the great wall, which thousands of years ago sheltered their ancestors from ravages from the north. (Copyright, 1931.) SESSION ENDS IN FIGHT Rumanian Parliament Suspends When Fists Are Used Freely. BUCHAREST. Roumania, November 26 (JP). —Yesterday’s Parliament session broke up in a fist fight between anti- Jewish and Socialist Deputies. The trouble started when one of tha anti-Jewish Deputies criticized Minister of the Interior Argetoinau, and soon there was so much uproar it was neces sary to suspend the session. CORRECTION Health Officer Fowler Not Legion Official, as Stated in Star Report.' A spokesman for the American Legion erroneously advised The Star yesterday that Dr. William C. Fowler, District health officer, was head of the Executive Subcommittee of the Legion, handling the matter of the dispute with the Community Chest over relief ac tivities for former service men. Instead the head of this group is Dr. M. M. Fowler, a Veterans’ Administra tion dentist, who is chairman of tha Legion Welfare Advisory Council. Health Officer Fowler has no con nection with the Legion.