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Presence of Troops “Pursu ing Brigands” Confirms Reports of Agreement. _* Continued From First Page 1 the lark of ability of the big powers to force the Japanese out of that Chinese territory have been closely followed by the French government. The leaders of France realize that this is the moment to endeavor to es tablish France as the great power to take the place of the British Empire in the world. Besides having a powerful army and possessing more gold than any other nation, with the exception of the United States, the Flench believe that they need an adequate colonial empire. The French are not colonists, but colonizers. That is to say, that their population is very seldom emi grating to France's overseas posses sions, as was the case with the British. The French are merely sending ad ministrators to their colonies and arc exploiting their colonial empire by a perfect organization and administra tion. With the exception of Syria there is not a single French colony today that does not pay the French people at least in per cent on the sums expended bv the government for administration and on the investments of the French peo ple. Seeks Consolidated Empire. France is not in quest of new terri tories. but wishes to consolidate her empire so as to make it impregnable. The Province of Yunan was never seri ously controlled by the Chinese gov ernment. even in the days when the authority of the Emperor of China was unchallenged by the 400.000.000 subjects. Governors of Indochina have suggested within the last 10 years to the Paris government to make a clean sweep in that province and put an end to the existing banditry. The time was not ripe then. The French general staff figured out that such a move, even if political con ditions would allow It. would require a large armed force of white troops, and France was not in a position to spare any of her metropolitan soldiers. The occasion seems unique today, however. The world, which has been forced to accept the Japanese point of view, that a country is entitled to send troops into a foreign territory to de fend either its treaty rights or the life and property of its nationals will have little to say when the French colonial office Indicates that it has been forced to send troops into Yunan to wipe out banditry in order to protect the in habitants of Tonkin. FRENCH CAUSE ANXIETY. “Doubtful” Canton Troops Sent to Southern Frontier*. HONGKONG. China. December 14 VPi.—Canton newspapers received here today said considerable anxiety has arisen concerning movements on the southern frontiers, where French troops were reported to have entered Chinese territory at several points, supposedly to pursue bandits. Chinese troops are said to have been aent to the frontiers from Canton, but it is believed here this was done merely to remove from the Canton area cer tain Chinese forces classed as "doubt ful.” These included Chang Fatka Wals troops. Chang recently announced his intention to take an army to Man churia. FREE MANCHURIA SEEN. Plan to Set Up State Under Japanese Auspices Forecast. MUKDEN. Manchuria, December 14 UP!•—An autonomous Manchurian state, under officials favorable to the Jap anese, seemed to be taking form today Sources close to the new regime said Chang Ching-Hi and Hsi Hsia, heads of the new governments in Heilung kiang and Kirin provinces, are to ar rive here December 20 to confer with Yuan Chin-Kai. who was installed as head of Fengtien province several weeks ago under Japanese auspices, re garding unification of authority. Except in the Chinchow region, mili tary conquest of the three Manchurian provinces was virtually completed when the Japanese under Gen. Jiro Tamon entered Tsitsihar on November 19. Chang Ching-Hl and Gen. Mali Chan-Shan were reported to have reached an agreement ove.r joint con trol of Heilungkiang province at a con ference last Friday. The control would be under Japanese protection, it was reported. Japanese officially disclaim responsi bility for the autonomy movement. Four Japanese platoons occupied thf village of Langchtpu, in the Mukden area, yesterday after Chinese bandits killed two Japanese scouts in a briei clash, according to a Japanese com munique. CHANG WITHDRAWAL DEMANDED. TOKIO, December 14 UP\.—Premier Tsuyoshi Inukai declared tonight that Marshal Chang Hsueh-Liang must with draw his Chinese army from the Chin chow district. "As soon as he does this," the premier told the Associated Press correspondent. "Japan will evacuate occupied point'; outside the South Manchurian Railway rone and peace will be restored to Man churia The premier hesitated a moment, ap parently giving careful consideration to what he was going to say next. Then he continued (Copyright, 1931 > BECK GIVES ADDRESS OVER RADIO TONIGHT Will Discuss "Diminishing Rights of States" in Taxpayers’ League Program. Representative James M. Beck nl Pennsylvania will be the speaker o night at 6:15 o'clock in the weekly radio broadcasting program sponsored by the American Taxpayers' League His address, which will be on "The Diminishing Rights of State'." will be broadcast from station WRC over the network of the National Broadcast ing Co. The series of radio addresses, intend ed to interest the public in the questior of taxes is a new departure for the American Taxpayers' T,ca(juc, which was organized in Washington in 1924 at a convention attended by delegate; from 34 States. Theodore W. Noyes, editor of Th( Star, will speak on "Taxation Without Representation" in the next radio ad dress of the series, on Monday night December 21, at the same hour. It was announced that other future speak ers will be Representative Will R Wood of the House Appropriation: Committee, on December 28. and Sen ator William H. King of Utah, on Jan uary 4. Radio Tower Wrecked in Italy. FLORENCE. Italy. December 14 (/P) — A storm which cost a toll of lives or the Mediterranean yesterday and sev erely damaged shipping struck t.h‘ Italian mainland also, knocking dowr two large antenna towers at a nev station her*. < New D. C. Committee Members THREE PARTIES IN SENATE BODY. SENATOR BANKHEAD. SKNATOK SlIirSTI-AI). SENATOR GORE. SENATOR LEWIS. r--——1 ! SKNATOK Al'STIX. ;---r i SENATOR GLENN. iSIX NEW SENATORS PUT ON ENLARGED DISTRICT COMMITTEE ''Continued From First Page > -- | of South Carolina and the other two | are new places. Civil Service Group Named. The Civil Service Committee, which j handles important legislation of interest j to the thousands of Government < m- i j pjoyes here, will consist of the follow - ! ing members: Senator Dale. Vermont, j chairman, Couzens, Michigan; Brook hart. Iowa: Kean. New Jersey; Walcott. Connecticut; White. Maine. Republic | ans; McKellar, Tennessee: George. ] Georgia; Bulow, South Dakota, and j Logan. Kentucky, Democrats. ! The last two in each group are new members. Mrs. Hattie W. Caraway, widow of the late Senator Thaddeus H. Caraway and the first woman to see active serv ice as a Senator, was assigned to three committees, agriculture and forestry, enrolled bills and library. There were only five committee chair J manships to be filled. Senator Oddie, ! Republican, of Nevada, became chair man of the Committee on Post Offices | and Post Roads, succeeding Senator ! Phipps, Republican, of Colorado; Sen i atcr Hatfield, Republican, of West Vir | ginia, became chairman of Immigra i tion. succeeding Senator Gould of 'Maine: Senator Townsend. Republican, of Deleware. chairman of Audit and Control of the Senate's Contingent I Fund, in place of Senator Deneen: Sen I ator Waterman. Republican, of Colo rado. chairman of the Committee on I Enrolled Bills, and Senator Steiwer. | Republican, of Oregon, succeeding Sen | ator Goff of West Virginia as chair j man of the Committee on Expenditures j in Executive Departments. Two Republicans Lawyers. The two new Republican members of the District Committee are both law yers. Senator Glenn was a State's ai | torney and a State Senator before com I ing to Washington. Senator Austin 1 gained his experience in municipal af J fairs as the mayor of a Vermont city I some years ago and also has been a • countv attorney. I Two of the three new Democratic j members. Senators Gore and Lewis, have served in the Senate on previous occasions. Senator Bankhead of Ala bama the third Democratic new mem ber of the committee, is a new member of the Senate, but lived in Washington some years ago. He studied at the Uni ! versify of Alabama and at Georgetown ! University Law School before beginning ! the practice of law in 1893. j When tlie resolution fixing the num ber of members on all standard commit j tees was presented for approval in the | Senate. Senator Jones, Republican, of I Washington, noticed that it provided | for enlarging the total membership of ! a number of committees in addition to the District Committee. He said he was I not going to object to its adoption, but I wanted to express his belief it was a j mistake to keep increasing the size of i committees. I * WILL HONOR TOSCANINI i Italian Embassy to Give Dinner ! After Concert Here Tomorrow. Arturo Toscanini, noted orchestra leader, who v.as hooted from a Bologna. Italy, theater last May for refusing to play the Italian national anthem and the Fascist hymn, will be the guest of honor tomorrow night at a dinner at tlie Italian embassy. Before the dinner. Toscanini will lead the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in a concert at Constitution Hall at 4 30 o'clock, making his next to-last appearance in this country until next Spring. He will sail from New ■ York next Sun:ay for Italy, where he will undergo treatment for neuritis. His last concert will be Wednesday night at Baltimore. TORNADO KII1S SIX IN 2 DIXIE SHIES Damage to Property in Louisiana and Arkansas Reported. By the Associated Press. SHREVEPORT, La . December 14.— ' Five colored persons were killed near Hortman and Cotton Valley, La . by a tornado that struck those isolated com munities Saturday night, said belated reports reaching here today. There is no telephone communica tion with the stricken sections and de tailed accounts of the storm were not available. The reports said, however, two perished under the wreckage of their home near Hortman and three others were killed as the storm razed their dwelling at Cotton Valley. Heavy rainfall during the night has flooded wide areas in Northwest Louisi ana and considerable damage has been done to railroads, highways and farm property. GIRL BURIED IN WRECKAGE. Tornado Leaves Few Buildings at Waldo Ark., Undamaged. LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. December 14 (•■Pi.—One dead, nearly a score of in jured and thousands of dollars of property damage were left today in the wake of a tornado that whipped across Southwestern Arkansas yesterday. Fivp-vear-old Helen Colvert was buried in the wreckage of her home and fa tally injured as the storm struck Cam cen. Ark. Her father and a sister also were hurt. Dpspite heavy property damage at Waldo, Ark., where but two or three business buildings and a few- homes were left undamaged, only two persons were known Injured there, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. King. Half of the railw-ay station where King is agent was torn away. Hundreds were forced from their homes as the tornado dipped down, ripped off roofs and overturned lighter structures through the stricken regions. The homeless were cared for in make shift headquarters. Red Cross relief workers were dispatched to the area from St Louis. The Methodist Church and court house were among the buildings wrecked at Camden. HEAVY RAINS IN SOUTH. Ilirdest Downpours Fall in Georgia and Tennessee. ATLANTA, Ga.. December 14 (A3).— Torrential rainfall in portions of the Southeast last night and early today sent floodwaters racing through th" beds of streams nearly dry for months as a consequence of prolonged drought. Apparently the heaviest downpours fell in North Georgia and Southeastern Tennessee. Chattanooga. Tenn., re ported 2.70 inches of rain for a 24-hour period. Gainesville. Ga.. had 2 inches for a similar period. North Carolina cities likewise report ed deluges. Charlotte had 1.11 inches in 24 hours and 1.16 inches were re corded at Asheville. Pickpocket Suspects Jailed. PITTSBURGH. December 14 <>P).— Four alleged professional pickpockets \ were remanded to jail for five days in Police Court today. The magistrate warned the suspects, ; Louis Pastori, Baltimore: Edward Woods. Kansas City; John Ellis, Cieve i land, and Georg; Baker. Pittsburgh. I that he would sentcn"e them to 90 days in the work house if evidence was pro duced that they had been operating in Pittsburgh Health Service Chemists Dis cover Its Check on Cell Division. BY THOMAS B. HENRY. That cancer may be associated in some way with deficiency of copper In the body appears from the results of experiments just reported from the National Institute of Health here. It was found by the Public Health Service chemists that when amoebas were placed in solutions containing ex-^ tremely dilute copper salt solutions— as little as 1 part in 500,000.000—the process of cell division by which an amoeba colony increased was almost stopped. There was a great reduction in the growth of the nuclei! of the bodies of these one-celled animals, in crease in the size of which causes the tiny creature to split and become two animals, each growing and splitting in turn. me kiuvmii oi a cancer is roughly analogous to the growth of an amoeba colony. It consists of the splitting of the cells, making two where there was only one before. For that matter, all biological growth depends on the same principle, but in malig nant tumors the splitting Is accel erated and unrestrained. Growth of everything else in the body is under some sort of delicate control, the na ture of which is not understood, so that it never can get out of bounds. Discovery of the inhibitory action of copper is especially important, be cause of the other side of the picture, previously worked out by the Public Health Service chemists. One of the cell constituents of human and ani mal bodies is a complicated chemical substance known as glutathione. When minute quantities of this substance are placed in a solution containing an amoeba colony, it was found that the rate of increase of the little animals was greatly accelerated. It increased tile growth of the nucleus and seemed to facilitate division. Body cells and amoeba are not very far apart m their fundamental nature. The essential difference is that the first are citizens of such a closely-knit society that, instead of being separate animals, many millions of them com bine to form one animal, while the amoeba is an individual in its own right. From its action on amoeba, it seems that glutathione may constitute at least an Important part of the fundamental factor in living matter responsible for the essential difference between the organic and the inorganic—the capacity tor reproduction and growth. Where this capacity exists, matter is alive. Where it does not exist, as in stones or metals, matter is non-living. But in such a delicately balanced society as the body of a man or an oyster the prin ciple that causes cell division must be under close control, exactly propor tioned to the growth requirements of every part of the organism. Otherwise one pait is going to get a corner on the cell-dividing principle and increase at the expense of all the rest of the body This may be part of the fundamental mechanism of cancer. May Be Fundamental Bart. Now analysis of living tissues shows that nearly all of them contain minute amounts of copper—so much so that it recently has been recognized as prob able a fundamental constituent of pro toplasm. The amount varies somewhat from organ to organ, presumably in keeping with the requirement.. From the National Institute experiments it appears that copper and glutathione may be two fundamental balancing fac tors. one making the cells divide and the other stopping them from dividing too much. So the effect of the two substances on each other was studied The copper wa- found to markedly change the properties of the other material. While the glutathione-copper balance discovery has far-reaching implications in physiology it is not considered, ac cording to the National Institute of Health report, as more than a new ap proach to the cancer problem. It may constitute, at best, a single factor in the peculiar behavior of malignant tumor cells which for centuries has baffled medical science. Chemical analysis of some tumor tissue, the repott says, shows that it contains a relatively high concentration of glutathione. Glutathione also tends to inhibit, it is shown in the report of other experi ments, the action of arsenic on living tissues. The effect of this poison is to cause a marked reduction in the oxygen consumption of tissue. The glutathione enabled the oxygen consumption to go on unimpeded. Chemists of the National Institute, it is announced, also are developing a de vice which will make possible the meas urement of the important hydrogen-ion concentration in tumors and in normal tissues. This may open up a new road to the understanding of cancer action. Hydrogen-ion formation is accom panied by the formation of lactic acid, and the theory has been advanced that excesses of this substance may be re sponsible for the ability of a tumor to penetrate into other tissues. These experiments have been con ducted under the direction of Dr. Carl Voegtlin, head of the Division ' of Pharmacology of the Public Health Service. LIBERAL CLUB AT OHIO RESUMES PUBLICATION By the Associated Ptpss. COLUMBUS. Ohio, December 14.— The Free Voice, a paper published by the Liberal Club at Ohio State Univer sity, made its first appearance of the year on the campus today. President George Rightmire, com menting two months ago, when it was said the publication would reappear, said all such pap rs should be approved by university officials. It is understood the Free Voice was not sanctioned by the university heads. In an editorial the editors said: "We insist that we are loyal to this univer sity -for loyalty consists not in blind adherance to institutions, regardless ol defects, but in a sincere effort to criti cize and improve these institutions.” The pap?r tlipn enumerated a long | list of alleged abuses by the board oi i trustees and faculty. 9 Shopping days till Christmas Audition Winners Receive Medals OPERA STAR MAKES PRESENTATIONS. GIOVANNI MARTTNELLIS. Metropolitan Opera star, photographed In New York City December 12. as he pre sented Miss Eleanor Coryell of San Francisco, Calif. a medal given to the winners of the district contest for finalist in the Atwater Kent Foundation's radio audition in New York Citv. She was a winner in the Far West. The other winners look on. Left to right, sitting: Miss Saida Knox. Miss Lillian Meyers, Mrs La von Holden and Miss Thelma Gaskin. left to right, standing: J. Alden Eokins, Eugene Morgan. John Metcalf, Austin Butner and Andrew White. Miss Knox and Mr. Edkins won the grand prizes in the finals held last night. —A P, Photo. Mills’ Debt Statement Undersecretary Says Legislators Were Informed of Postponement Declaration, but Were Not Asked to Sign or Approve It. Pull text of Undersecretary Mills' i statement on war debt payments fol I low s. There seems to be some confusion as | to the discussion of yesterday between i several Senators and myself, accom ; panted by Mr Feis of the State De partment. in respect of the postpone ment of payments on foreign debts during this fiscal year. Installments are 'due on December | 15 from a number of debtor nations | Since the appropriate committees of j the Congress cannot hold hearings on the proposed legislation until next week. It Is obvious that Congress can not act by the 15th. However, inasmuch as 68 Senators and 276 members of the House have already pledged themselves to support the legislation, it is equally obvious that when circumstances permit the action of Congress will be favorable. In the meantime some answer has | to be given tj representatives of for ! eign debtor governments in response to their inquiries as to the existing sit uation. State Secretary's Answer. Should such inquiries be made the Secretary of State proposed to sav , verbally something along the following j lines: | "The President's proposal for a debt suspension of one year has been submitted to the Congress. Owing j to the fact that the Congress only met last Monday and that the ap ! propriate committees of the Senate i and of the House of Representatives ] are not In a position to consider the j proposed legislation prior to the 15th i of December, it will be impossible for the debt suspension legislation to be enacted by that date. While recog nzing that neither the President of | the United States nor any of the ex ecutive departments cf the Govern I ment has power to alter the terms , . -- - --- of the debt agreements non In force. I desire to advise you that under the special circumstances in which the proposal was made and ac< pud and without intending in any way to vary the legal rights of this country, it appears to this Government that, a postponement on the part of your government of December 15 pay ments pending action bv the Con gress would not be subject to any just criticism." As a matter of courtesy, and in ord r to keep members of Congress fully in formed. this proposed answer was : hewn by me to the Senators attending thp meeting yesterday, as it had previously been shown to some members of the House. No Objection Voiced. No Senator or Representative was asked lo sign or approv • such statement yesterdav or at anv time. No Senator was asked to commit himself, and this seemed to b. fully understood. I simply told them I was there to k"ep them in formed and to ascertain whether any one saw any objection to a statement made verbally in that form. No objec tion was voiced by any one present. Subsequent to the meeting this was fully explained to the representatives of the press in the presence of Senator Watson and Senator Smoot, May I add that there has never at any time been any intention of coupling the President s proposal to recreate th • World War Foreign Debt. Commission with the proposal for a one year s sus pension of payments on foreign debts. The bill introduced by Senator Smoot and Representative Collier covering th" latter proposal was prepared In the Legislative Drafting Bureau of th" House at th" suggestion of the Treasury, given by the Treasure to Senator Sni'-ot and Representative Collier, and contains no refer nee to the r creation of a debt funding commission. 53 DIE IN STORMS ON MEDITERRANEAN Scores Rescued and Shipping ' Damaged Especially Off North Africa. By the Associated Press. LONDON. December 14.—At least 59 lives were lost and scores of others seriously threatened over the week end in storms that swept the Mediterranean and North Seas, damaging shipping, especially off the north coast of Africa. Thirty were drowned and more than 100 others rescued when the Italian naval tug Teseo went down off the coast of Sardinia. The survivors were rescued from the fury of the gale by the cruiser Trieste, which was rushed from Italy. Numerous other craft were capsized cr damaged by the storm that raged off the African coast, including a coast guard cutter which was swept ashore at Bone, Algeria, with a loss of 12 lives. The City of A giers suffered consid erable shore damage. In the North Sea the captain and 16 members of the crew of the steamer Venus were drowned off the Norwegian coast after the ship, chased as a rum runner. had been fired upon by a Nor wegian coast guard vessel. The sea was beaten by a gale at the time and it was not determined defi nitely whether the Venus went down because of a hole shot into her side or because she struck a rock. She lies in 15 fathoms of water, with numerous barrels of liquor floating over the spot. Two members of the crew who reached shore, one of them an English man, were arrested. TWELVE VICTIMS ON CUTTER. BONE. Algeria, December 14 (/P).— Twelve men perished when a coast guard cutter was swept ashore In a heavv gale here early yesterday. The boat broke away as it was being towed into port during the storm which had swept the coast for three days, damaging ships and harbor works. FOUR FRENCH SAILORS SAFE. CONSTANTINE. Algeria. December 14 (7j>)_Four sailors attached to the French submarine chaser No. 6, on duty along the Mediterranean coast, turned up today after having been cast ashore from the wreckage of a ship that broke away while under tow in a fierce storm Saturday. _ . ., The men were left on the beach by the sea and made their way to safety. The bodies of two members of the crew who wore drowned, have been re covered. Seven are missing. Reports from Tunis said three fisher men were drowned there and the city was severely hit by the storm* which Interrupted rnmmurj|tf*ti<io*T English Press Doubts if Con gress Will Concur in Stand on Payments. By the Associated Press. LONDON. December 14. London newspapers showed unusual interest today in last week's statement of Sec retary Mellon regarding war debt pay ments to the United State*, but indi cated some doubt about the attitude ot the American Congress to debt post ponement The Secretary's statement led the news in all morning palters today, un der headlines, and it was an almost general topic of editorial comment. It was greeted enthusiastically in some instances and everywhere with appre ciation. although most papers pointed out. the last word is with the Congress, and the latter has shown no sign of indorsing the Secretary's views. Message Draws Comment. President Hoover's message. the Times said, “was not an inspiring doc ument and had a disappointing recep tion.” Congress, it said, fails to see a close connection between the eco nomic collapse in the rest of the world and the difficulties in the United States or to realize how impassible it is. un der present conditions, for the rest of the world to continue buying American goods and paying American war debls. "Some impression may be made by the Mellon statement," it said, "but the extent to which his arguments will weigh with Congress will depend cn how much the members can be brought to realize that the whole world is now facing tlie same problem and that no one. not even the United States, 'can solve it independently of the others." "Secretary Mellon." the Telegraph said, “has done us the service of net merely admitting but insisting on the major part of justice of our case.” "Secretary Mellon,” said the Morning Post, "is as good and shrewd an Amer ican as any member of Congress and he is bound to consider his own ccuntry first, but he takes a broader view than some do of his country's interest." "The people of this country," said the Daily Mail, “cannot thank Secretary Mellon too warmly for his courageous statement. The course he urges would bring relief to the world.” The Mail's editorial ends with thanks to the Secretary for his "generous gesture of friendship and good will." — ■ 0 ASKS MEDAL FOR FLYERS Horr Bill Would Honor Herndon and Pangborn. The round-the-world flyers, Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon. Jr., would be awarded Congressional Medals of Honor under a bill proposed today by i Representative Horr, Republican. WasJo 1 ington. i I IS ASKED By BECK ■-- i Dill Attacks Revision Plan1 in Senate—House Takes Up Question Thursday. 'Continued From First Page ) b the executive branch of Government pending ratification of the moratorium. Mills made public a brief statement which he said Secretary Stimson would t deliver verbally to representatives of i any inquiring nations. It explained the j situation which prevents action in Con- I gross by tomorrow and concluded that : under the circumstances postponement j of payments would appear to this Gov- 1 ernment not subject to any just critl- ' cism." It was the Undersecretary who said "no objection w as voiced by any one j present" when he told the Senate lead-i ers. The silence thereupon was broken 1 by Senator Borah of Idaho, the chair-i nun of the Foreign Relations Commit- j tee. v.ho observed that while he had not voiced < bjection he had informed Mr. Mills the action would not bind him and that he would consider the foreign debtors in "technical default " Smoot to Offer His Plan. But Borah is amcng the many lead ers who predict tatification. ' Their stanch opposition, however, appeared to have sunk, for the tint” b'ing. Prcr-i- ( dent Hoover's proposal for further Eu ropean debt relief Some in Congress believe it is stink for all time. The proposal by Senator Smoot to let foreign governments pay their debts to this country in silver was condemned in j the Senate bv Senator Dill as "unfair , to the interests of this country " H'- proposed instead that thp United S ales monetize silver and make it a bu is fir exchange. ' Either silver should be used to pay all debts." Dill said, "or to pay none. Tile proposal of Senator Smoot will re suit in dumping large quantities of sil ver in this country " Smoot proposed to introduce his plan 1 a,day. Smoot's bill follows: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Eiame ot America in Congress assembled, that at the request of any foreign gov ernment the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to accept, in payment of the whole or any part of t ire indebtedness now or hereafter owing to the Government of the United States bv such foreign governments, silver at the average market price in the United fm.ics for the second calendar month preceding elate of payment." • -. PROTEST CHANGES IN BATTLE MARKER Gold Stur Mothers Object to Elim-j ination of Regiment's Name Near Verdun. An alteration in an inscription on a French memorial to American dead in tile World War was protested today by a group of Pennsylvania Gold Star Mothers. In a letter to Gen. John J. Pershing, chairman of the Armriean Battle Monuments Commission, Mrs. Mary F. Hill of Philadelphia, president of the Gold Star Mothers of the 316th In fantry 79th Division, charged the in scription had been altered by the com mission without authority. The petition said the inscription paid tribute to the dead of the 316th In- ! fantry. It had been changed. Mrs. Hill said, so that it did not mention this regiment. The memorial is at Sillon Fontaine. France, where hundreds of Americans lost their lives in defending Verdun. INJURY WILL DELAY GARRETT’S RETURN; ■ j Broken Bone in Foot Upsets Plan of Ambassador to Italy to Sail Before Christmas. By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE. December 14.—An in ! jured foot will probably delay until after the first of the year the return to Rome of American Ambassador and Mrs. John W. Garrett, who came here October 13 on a 60-day furlough, it I became known yesterday. Recently Ambassador Garrett slipped ! on a rug at Evergreen, his home here, and twisted an ankle, breaking a small bone in the right foot. The foot had to be placed in a cast. At the home yesterday it was said that his plans for returning were in definite. and that, although he original j lv had arranged to go before Christmas, i lie and Mrs. Garrett probably would not ! sail until after the first of the year. The Garretts entertained at their 1 home Dino Grand!, foreign minister of Italy, and Signora Grsndi over a week l end during the recent whirlwind trip 1 of Signor G'andl to the United States to confer with President Hooves, « CHURCHILL INJURED BY NEW YORK IKK! British Statesman Cannot Work for Several Weeks, Physicians Say. Bv the Aesonated Preis, NEW YORK. December 14 —Winston Churchill, British statesman knocked lown by a taxicab last night, under vent lengthy examination today and ioctors acknowledged that there was ianger of pleural hemorrhage develop ng. X-rav photographs were taken to de termine the seriousness of his condi ■ion, but in the meantime the phy sicians in attendance announced that it any rate the former British chan cellor of the exchequer would be un ible to do any active work for several weeks. Shoulder Wrenched. First examination of thp visiting British statesman, who arrived last week [or an extended lecture tour, indicated that the most serious injury was wrenching of the right shoulder, which it was said had long been weak. Apparently, however, the injury to the shoulder accompanied some dam age to the membrane enfolding the lung, giving rise to the physicians' fear that hemorrhage of that membrane might ensue. During practically the entire fore noon Churchill was under examination by Dr Oito C Piekhardt and Dr Fas ter Ketinedv who shortly after noon issued the following statement: Resting Comfortably. "Mr Winston Churchil is resting comfortably having sustained through a taxicab accident severe shock and concussion without any loss of con sciousness. "The’e are many large bruises on the right arm and chest and legs together with wounds of the soft tissues of the forehead and nose, which have been sutured. "X-ray examination is proceeding N> determine the chest condition. Mr. Churchill will be unable to do active work for several weeks." • G. 0. P. CHIEFS ASK 63 NEW DELEGATES TO '32 CONVENTION 1 Continued From First Page > Chicago, which has guaranteed $150,000 required by the committee for conven tion expenses The invitations of the various cities however, will be care fully scanned by the committee. Ed vard N Hurley, former chairman of the Shipping Board, is the head of the Chicago committee, which will give the invitation to the Republican National Committee Mayor C'-rme.k of Chicago is here in the interest of the city's bid. Other Cities Seek Choice. Several of the other cities are having difficulty raising the required sum. Dr. E B Clements, national committee man from Missouri, said today that his city has not yet been able to guarantee th° full $150,000. but hopes to do so. Philadelphia representatives are un derstood to have said it appeared t ley would not be able to guarant"" the whole $150,000. but that netertheless they would extend an invitation. Hoover to Give Dinner Tonight. Presideni Hoover will b"1 the host to members of the Executive Commitme of the Repub'ican National Committee at dinner in the White House tonight. The diner will be informal and no speeches will be made. It is expected that the National Com mittee will be in session both tomorrow and Wednesday. A meeting of the Executive Committee at the Willard Hotel, where all ;he committee sessions will be held, is set for 2:30 o'clock today. Chairman Fess is to appoint a subcom mit ;ee on arrangements for the na tional convention and a committee to draw up resolutions of regret for deaths of members of the committee since its last meeting Dr Clements of Missouri ts to be chairman of the latter sub committee. D. C. to Have Two Delegate*. The District of Columbia's repre sentation in the next National Conven tion under the reapportionment plan, which will be laid before the National Committee will be two delegates, the same as in the last convention. Hawaii is agitating for a greater number of delegates than two. but so far, it is said, no request has been made for greater representation in the Dis trict of Columbia. The Republican leaders who have worked out a rrapportionment plan had to determine whether they wished to stand by the apportionment of the members of the House of Representa tives In the present Congress or the ap portionment under the 1930 census, which becomes effective in the elec tions next year. They decided that it would be fairer to make the allocation of delegate strength for the National Convention on the new House appor tionment made under the 1930 census. New G. O. P. States Get Bonus. The Republican rules adopted at the 1928 convention allow a benus of three delegates to States that had gone Re publican in previous elections. The overturn in Southern and border Sta'es has made it necessary to increase the size of the Republican convention con siderably. Congressional districts in which Republican pluralities were more than 10.000 were allowed a delegate In addition to the basic one for each con gressional district in the United States. Two delegates at large are allowed for each Senator. • ■ u dtii'in lilMTU. The following tables show th" changes in delegate strength proposed. Table 1. No change since 1928: State. 1928 1932. State. 1928 1932. Arizona ... 9 9 Nevada ... 9 9 Colorado ..15 15 N. H i^hire. 11 11 Delaware ..9 9 N. Mexico... 9 2 Georgia .16 16 Oregon .13 13 Idaho .11 11 Utah .11 11 Illinois .61 61 W Virginia. 19 19 Louisiana ..12 12 Wyoming ... 9 9 Maryland ..19 19 Depuden Montana ... 11 11 ties.10 10 Total . 254 Table 2. States whose representation will be increased: State. 1928 1932. State. 1928 1932 Alabama ...15 19 N. Carolina. 20 28 Arkansas ..11 15 Ohio .51 55 California . 29 47 Oklahoma.. 20 25 Connecticut. 17 19 Tennessee . 19 24 Florida _10 16 Texas . 26 49 Michigan .33 41 Virginia ...15 24 New Jersey. 31 35 Washing'n.. 17 19 New York.. 90 97 Wisconsin .26 27 Total .J4t) TABLE 3. States whose representation will be reduced: State. 1928 1932. State. 1928.1932. Indiana .... 33 31 Missouri ...39 33 Iowa . 29 25 Nebraska ..19 17 Kansas ....23 21 N. Dakota . 13 11 Kentucky ..29 25 Penn. 79 75 Maine.15 13 Rhode Isl .. 13 8 Mass. 39 34 S. Carolina. 11 9 Minnesota.. 27 25 S. Dakota... 13 11 Mississippi.. 12 11- Vermont ... 11 9 Total . 358 Grand total.1.152 -• Six British admiralty officials ap proved a submarine film recently re leased iH England.