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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 03, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 31

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PEACE A "FLIVVER" AT FORD HEADQUARTERS
MINISTERS GROW WARLIKE
New York, Dec 3. Dr. Charles P.
Aked of San Francisco, former
Rockefeller pastor and one of the first
persons to accept a berth aboard
Henry Ford's peace ship, left peace
headquarters in a huff today after a
wordy bout with some of Ford's lieu
tenants. Aked-told reporters positively that
he will cancel his passage and will not
sail with the Ford party. Later he
was corraled by Louis P. Lochner, di
rector of the peace cruise, and led
into headquarters for a conference.
Ford's subordinates said they were
certain Lochner would soothe Dr.
Aked's feelings and induce him to
change his mind.
A frock-coated doorman thrust his
arm across the entrance to Ford
headquarters today and denied the
San Francisco pastor admittance.
"But I am Dr. Aked," expostulated
the coast man. "I want to see Mr.
Ford and convince myself that every
thing is all right as to membership of
the party and arrangements for the
trip."
"Can't help it," said the doorman.
"You can't come in."
Dr. Aked turned away with a show
of irritation.
"The peace voyage is a matter of
little moment to me," he said. "If I
can't receive civil treatment from
Ford's subordinates I shall not go. No,
I shall not go."
Dr. Aked had reached the hotel ele
vator when Lochner came rushing
down the corridor. He apologized
profusely while Aked's finger lingered
on the elevator bell. Then he led the
San Franciscan back to Ford's rooms.
Philadelphia, Dec. 3. "I'm going
to bring suit and they can't scare
me off. It's going to be a fight to a
finish," said Dr. Moses Steam today
in serving notice that he intended
to press the issue resulting from his
"Invitation" to become a member of
Ford's peace expedition being re
voked. Storns said his "dander is
up" and that he probably will com
mence legal proceedings before the
day Is over.
"They think they can scare me off
by saying I was never invited," said
Stearn. "I've got the proof and will
make use of it"
Washington, Dec. 3. The pass
ports of Henry Ford, Judge and Mrs.
Ben B. Lindsey of Denver and a num
ber of other members of the For'd
peace party were granted by the
state department today. With ap
proximately 100 passport applica
tions for the Ford peace trip already
issued, the state department pass
port bureau was planning a night
shift to care for the flood of appli
cations which are expected to be
filed.
Lincoln, Neb., Dec 3. "This is
apparently another case of a Ford
turning turtle," was the only com
ment Chancellor Avel of the Univer
sity of Nebraska would make Upon
learning that Ford had canceled his
invitation to a student of the state
university to make the trip in the
peace ship.
Washington, Dec. 3. Former Sec
retary Bryan will leave for Europe in
three weeks to join the Ford peace
party, 'according to Congressman
W. W. Bailey of Pennsylvania, who
met Bryan today between trains in
Washington.
The former secretary of state is on
his way from Miami, Fla., to New
York to meet Henry Ford.
New York, Dec. 3. "T am afraid
Henry Ford is suffering from auto
intoxication," Dr. Chas. F. McDonald,
noted alienist, said this afternoon.
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