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OMAHA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER ' 26, 1920.
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Gaston Chevrolet aud Mecha-
iiician Lose Lives' in 250-
vMilc Grind at Los Angeles;
w ODnnn01 Mav DiV
Roscbe Sailes Is Winner
Speed way, Los Angeles, Nov. 25.
V Gaston ,Chevrolet, famous racing
1 driver, and Lyall Jolls, mechanician
. for Eddie O'Donnell, were kilted to
day when Chevrolet's and O'Don
nell's machines crashed together on
the Los Angeles speedway at the
east end of the grandstand near the
, yclose of the 250-milc race.
O'Donnell was so seriously injured
'.hat it was at first rported -he was
killed. His skull was fractured and
both arms broken and 3little hope
was held that he could recover.
John t; Brenahan, Chevrolet's
mechanician, was seriously injured.
O'Donnell's car struck the fence
on the -3st turn and bounded down
the incline, colliding with the car
driven by Gaston Chevrolet. Both
cars turned over and piled up at the
foot of the incline.
Pinned Beneath Cars.
The four men were pinned beneath
, the cars. The injured were rushed
to tne city hospital., ,
i' The deaths were announced by
track -officials. John Bresnahan was
mechanician for Chevolet and Lyle,
,, Jolls for O'Donnell.
Roscoe Sailes, driving the distance
without a stop, won the 250 mile
race on the Los Angeles speedway
today. Eddie Miller finished sec
ond and Eddie Hearns. third. Sailes
led on every lap and in addition to
first prize of $10,000, tool: the same
amount in lap prizes. .Miller and
Hearns won $6,000 and $3,000 re
spectively. Jimmy Murphy finished
' fourth, taking $2,000 prizes. ,
Joe Thomas took fifth monev,
$1,000. and Jim Crosby, sixth, $800,
both being flagged, before complet
ing the 200 laps.- . ; :i -
Salts' time was 2 flours 25 min
utes, 20 seconds, an average of 103.2
miles an hour. , '
Miller's time was 2 hfiurs, 26 min
utes and 14 seconds, an 1 average of
192.8 miles an hour. , ,
Hcarne's lima was 2 hours, 2 min
0 tites and 27 seconds, average 101.8
miles an hour. .
Native, of Wisconsin.
Eddie O'Donnell. was 31 years old
riicV a native of Whitewater, Wis.
, He began his racing career as a
' mechanician in 1912. In 1914,' he
drove his first race at Kalamazoo,
Mich., winning second place in the
v lun-milfl contest, i
W -.t He also took second in' the Corona,
Jr J f si. j road race the same vear. In
WIS, he started in ten races ana nn
ished in nine of them, each time in
the money. Twice he won, first
place, three times he .won second,
twice he was third and twice fifth.
At the Kansas City race, July 22,
1917. O'Donnell had" a ,smashup
which-shattered one of his arms.
He has had it rebrokea many times
since on the operating table in ef
forts to have it set right. He did
rot race again until last year, when
he drov6 in two racos, both at
Shcepshead Bay. N. Y. He came in
fourth in the July 4th race and sec
ond in the September event.
In 1920 O'Donnell placed fifth in
the 250-mile inaugural race on the
Eos Angeles speed wav, February 28,
nd third at Uniontown. June 19.
In the Elgin road race on August 28,
O'Donnell took fifth, nd fourth in
the. Uniontown race on Labor day.
f Former Mechanic.
' Gasto:i Chevrolet,-killed today on
the; Los Angeles speedway, was the
vou'ngest of three racing brothers.
He. was a. mechanic for two years
before he demonstrated that he was
a driver of merit at the 500-mile Me
morial dav race at Cincinnati where
he finished third. v
In 1919 he raced on dirt tracks,
winning .many of the events and
placing iit others. .
(Jrt .May J I. last, ne won me ;uu-
lile in Indianapolis speedway race
.. .... .i . t . . - r
in the beit time m the history of that
unusual event. He averaged a speeu
of 88.16 miles. ''
His last race before Joday was at
Uniontown, Pa.. September 9, where
, he took fifth place. .
New Record Made in
Pulitzer Air Race
Mineola, N. Y.; Nov. 25. Flying
st a speed of virtually three miles a
minnte, Lieut. C C. Mosley, piloting
an American-made Vcrville-Packard
armv Diane, won the first Pulitzer
trophy aeronautical race against a
field of :4 starters. .
He covered the course of slightly
more than 132 miles in 44 minutes
1 29 and 57-100 seconds, an average
speed of approximately 176 miles an
hour. . . '
3Ien Arrested on Charge f
Of Manslaughter Get Bonds
Chicago, Nov. 25. Michael J.
Cox, Lawrence and Harris Jorgen
I son and Marcus Brumberg, who
were held to the grand 'jury on
manslaughter charges in connection
with the deaths of Marie Ramey
and Marie Thompson, were re
leased on bonds of $5,000 each.
Representatives from the state
attorney's office said that inasmuch
as the case against the men was not
; a strong one, the small bonds would
be sufficient. j
Nebraska U. Society Enters
Drive for European Jew9
The University of Nebraska Chap
ter of the Intercollegiate Menorah
association has entered the special
relief work of the organization for
destitute Jewish students in eastern
European universities, who, accorr:
. in to renorts . received bv the
'$r' Menorah. are in desperate traits
because of acute economic condi
i tions and anti-Semitic outbreaks,
Famous Racing Driver
Mangled in Crash On
Flag in Gotham
Windows of Club Displaying
Union Jack Wrecked Fol
; lowing High Mass for
New York, Nov. 25. The usual
quiet observance of Thanksgiving
day here 1 w-as violently interrupted
when crowds who had attended a
high" reunion mass in. memory , of
Terence MacSwiney, rioted at the
sight of a British flag decorating the
facade of the Union club' across
Fifth avenue from St. Patrick's ca
thedral. . ' 1
- After a fight participated in by
hundreds of Irish sympathizers, in
the course of which plate glass win
dows of the club were shattered by
missiles hurled by members of the
mob, order was restored when a cor
don of 200 police established itself
around the building. k
The Union jack, ' which was the
cause of the assault, , though taken
down at the first demand of the
crowds and . subsequently replaced,
still was draped over the sidewalk
with the emblems of France and the
United States when the fracas ended.
Rector Pleads With Mob.
When the clamor of the first on
rush at,ttc offending banner was
at its height, the Right Reverend
Michael J. Lavelle, rector of St. Pat
ricks, clad in his ministerial robes,
rushed out of the church and pleaded
in vain with the leaders to quell the
After mounted and motorcycle po
lice had dispersed the assaulting
forces a survey of the field of battle
revealed casualties including a doz
en or more sightly injured who had
been struck by flying brickbats. All
windows on the lower floor of the
club had been smashed.
Before the beginning of the Mac
Swiney . mass, the ; attendance. , at
which taxed the. utmost capacity of
the great cathedral, a delegation of
Irish requested that the British flag
be removed. The club superinten
dent complied, but later, on instruc
tions from club officials, the , flag
When the service wa over the
flag again caught the1 attention of
belligerant members of the congre
gation, who were- enraged at its .re
appearance. Stones and bricks were
obtained from a.nearbjt building un
der construction and the attack be
gan. ' - '
. Police Restore Order.
A riot calf at first brought only
50 police, all on foot. These fought
desperately, using their night sticks
freely, uut were powerless against
the heavy odds. Only after the ar
rival of . reinforcements of tlTree
times the original number did ' the
officers succeed in driving back the
attackers, who had been prevented
from entering the building itself by
determined club members and po
lice who manned the doors. Several
women affected an entrance at one
time, but were driven out before any
damage was done to the interior of
the building. '. , - , . .
Four arrests on charges of mali
cious mischief were made. .
The MacSwiney memorial service
was attended by many prominent
Irish, including Eanjonn De Valera,
"president of the Irish . republic,"
who occupied a place in the front
pew. . ,
Monsignor Lavelle paid a tribute
to the former mayor of Cork, calling
J him a "man whose high record pro
claims him just, whose deeds make
him a hero among his fellows and
whoso name will liye in the memory
of the' world." , "
Former Bartender, Now
An Evangelist; Seeks
Job to Make a Living
Br Universal Serrlca.
New York, Nov. 25. The busi
ness of saving souls doesn't pay.
It affords hardly j enough to live
uoon. . ' - '
After 31 years ot ..preaching, the
Rev. John Rein, an evangelist, ad
vertised today, for an honest job
only the movies and cabarets are
barred. He is 58 and the mounting
cost of living compelled him to live
in a small room with his wife and
son and eat at dairy lunches.
The Rev. Mr. Rein once tended
bar in Hell's Kitchen, j, He was con
verted and became an evangelist,
managing to make ends meet until
the H, C. L. forced him to look for
1 a. better paying job,
rri e !- it ir 1 l t
Three of live Men Held In
Jail Identified as Robbers
Of Bank in Superior,
Wis., Nov. )6. ,
Omaha Stores Guarded
Detectives again Wednesday night
acted as special guards for safes and
vaults in Omaha department stores
against expected atacks by members
of a bandit gang supposed to have
moved into Omaha from St. Paul,
The police are now looking for
seven members of this gang. Chief
of Detectives Van Dusen says he
has five of the gang in jail now.
Three of these five men have been
identified positively by pictures by
Chief of Police L. S. Osborne of Su
perior, Wis., as members of the gang
Wllllll luuucu a uaiiiv ijiw nunu
Extradition papers for these men
are now being prepared and the
Omaha authorities have been asked
to hold these men until officers from
Simerior can arrive.
The three men identified by Chief
of Tolice Osborne are "Chicago'
Daly, J. J. Bohmer, and Charles C
Stewart. Bohmer and Daly were
arrested at the Flatiron hotel with
lhrn women. -
He said he was J. H. Ryan, hus
band of Dessie Ryan and father of
Lucille Ryan Wyatt, 16, the outer
woman professed to be Bohmer s
W1 ' Woman Is 111.
The older Ryan voman now lies
in Keen hotel in a delicate condition
following two operations. She is
released on $1,000 bond. The other
two women are held in the matron's
ward at Central police station.
Stewart was arrested at Blair,
Neb., where detectives" say he went
to secure plans of a bank to be
James Mack and James Mc
Carthy were arrested Wednesday as
suspected members of the gang.
Husband Is Arrested.
J. H. Ryan,1 real husband and
father of two of the women held,
reached Omaha Wednesday and was
arrested. He told of returning to
his home in St. Paul from Fort
Worth, Tex., and finding his wife
and daughter gone, came to Omaha
to find them. -
He was at first suspected of be
ing a member of the gang now under
suspicion, Dut yesteraay iramcu
to Detective Devereesc. he is a pick
pocket and m no Way connected
with the Superior robbery. "
''Robbing banks is not my game,,
he told Devereese. '
"When was the 'touch' in Superior
made?" he asked.
"November 16," replied the detec
tive. : -
I ve receipts, declared Kyan, to
prove I was in Fort Worth that day
He is being held for investigation
Women Mot Implicated.
The police do not 4elieve the
three women held were connected
with the robbery of the Superior
bank. They are now looking for
seven other members of the gang.
Chief of Detectives Van Dusen
(Turn to Pae Three, Column Two.)
To Overflowing as
Result of Cleanup
Chicago, Nov. 25. With prisoners
in outlying stations still being count
ed, more than 200 persons at the de
tective bureau alone were listed as
the result of Police Chief Fitzmor
ris' third series of raids on alleged
gambling aiid liquor resorts since
last Saturday night.
Fifty deputy sheriffs who raided 15
roadhouses brought back no prison
ers. All the places had been warned,
In the city raiding squads swept
through the "bad lands" of the west
side, "little hell," in the Italian quar
ter, and the south side "black belt."
Scores of alleged gambling houses
were visited and every person pres
ent arrested. For some it was the
second or third. raid within a week.
All of the prisoners still were de
tained, with little prospect of being
released before tomorrow.1; All city
judges celebrated Thanksgiving by
remaining away from their court
Confirmation of Shipping '
Board Appointments Urged
Washington. Nov. 25. Senator
Fletcher of Florida, ranking demo
cratic member .of the senate com
merce Tomtnittee. in a statement de
clared that recent appointments by
President Wilson to the shipping'
board should be confirmed with
out delay, as much depended on
what was done by the board in the
next three months. The statement
follows the recent announcement by
Chairman Jones -of the committee
that he would oppose confirmation
at. the coming session.
Mail and Cargo of Steamer
Badly Damaged by Fire
San Juan, Nov. 25. The American
steamer Philadelphia, which sailed
from New York, November 11, for
Curacao, Laguira, and other ports,
arrived with virtually all the first
class mul destroyed and all other
mail, cargo and baggage either de
stroyed or badly damaged by fire.
The fir: started early Saturday and
was finally quenched by pumping
six feet of water in the holds of the
The prievrers were in life belts
for six hour;; Saturday, ircparine to
leave tli; ship in case of necessity,
Man Who Deserted His
Wife, Flirts With Her
On Train, s Arrested
AlUfl Serrlc. -'
i hik!-Ail ith " the'train
iVWVvitw days ago .Douglas Cruik-
shank. opened his door to admit a
woman to whom he had spoken
aboard . train. He was honored,
"e sam, Dy ine visit. Jnv men mc
won,an ,Doke as above.
Todav Cruikshank appeared in
'court and was ordered to pay $10 a
week for t lie support of his wite and
Hutu, wLiuiu tic avauuuiiiu v i j
I li:. ..;f i i & r
agu. nit wiic nag nau a warrant xur
his arrest renewed every year, and
just a few days ago she sat, opposite
him in a train. He did not recognize
her and . encouraged a flirtation Jo
learn his residence. Then she called
First Clue to
Actions W Merle Phillips
Arouse Suspicions of Alonzo
Quinby, Who Aids Pos
Alonzo Quinby, Burlington ' en
gineer for 32 years and pilot of the
mail train which was robbed in
Council Bluffs on November 13, was
responsible forthe speed with which
the. postal inspectors solved the
mystery and apprehended the rob
bers? it became known yesterday.
Quinby's suspicions were aroused
by Merle Phillips, first member of
the gang to be arrested, when he
swung into the cab of the engine at
the Union Pacific transfer on the
night of the bold robbery and kept
up a rapid-fire conversation to hold
the attention of the- engineer.
Merel left the engine at the North
western crossing, where the Burling
ton mail train stopped for a moment
and where the ten mail sacks con-j
taming the registries were thrown
from the car. When the train
reached the city passenger station on
Main street, the robbery was dis
covered. The engineer pondered over the
affair until he reached Creston, la.
Then he met A. L. Bourk, special
agent, and told him of Merle's sus
picious actions. . As ajesult, the
first person arrested in thrmail rob
bery investigation was Merle Phil
lips, and through him the postal in
spectors obtained a key to the whole
Merle's twin brother. Earl, was
arrested at about the same time, but
he was released after an examination
of several hours. .After Merle had
been grilled for two days, he "im
plicated Fre4 Poffenbarger, jr., who
proved to be in command of more
retails regarding, the 1 robbery than
any of the others who later were im
plicated. ' ;
Orville Phillips surrendered him
self to authorities Hugh Reed and
T. A. Daly were arrested upon po
lice information, and Mrs. Daly,
Fred Poffenbarger, sr., and Clyde
Poffenbarger were taken into cus
tody in rapid succession. As a re
cnit ln entire case was cleared up
within a week from the time of the
robbery, with the exception ot Keitn
Collins, alleged driver of the auto
mobile, who is missing. .
Program Designed to ,
Save Paper and Work
Announced for Army
Washington. Nov. 25. Changes.
described as "drastic m the corres
ponding work of the army designed
to save paper ana eliminate unnec
essary labor, were announced by Ad
jutant General Harris as having been
approved by Secretary Baker. .
Present army regulations require
that all communications relating to
personnel must be transmitted
throueh all intermediate officers to
the officer who takes final action, and
after such action is taken, must go
down the long line again. .
The changes approved by Mr.
Baker eliminate many of the inter
mediate officers and permit the use
of stamped endorsements.
Noted Suffrage Worker of
U. S. Is Apoplexy Victim
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 25. Mrs.
Desha Breckinridge, noted suffrage
and woman's club worker, died here
today of apoplexy. Her husband is
editor of the Lexington Herald. She
was a great granddaughter of Henry
Mrs. Breckinridge visited Omaha
in October and made an address on
behalf of the democratic national
Santa Fe Railroad Shops
Cut Hour From Working Day
Topeka, Kas., Nov. 25. An
nouncement was made at the Santa
Fe railway shops here the largest
on the entire Santa Fe system of a
reduction in working" hours from
nine to eight hours a day. The nine
hour day was established two
months ago when there was an ur
gent demand for repairs to cars and
locomotives to expedite the move
ment of the wheat crop.
Mondell Sufers Only
Slight Injury in Fall
v Washington, Nov. 25. Repre
sentative Mondell of Wyoming, re
publican leader of the house, suf
fered only slight injury his fall
at hishome here Tuesday, it was
said at his office. The majority lead
er, his secretary said, would be back
at his office tomorrow. '
Convicts Given Furloughs
To Spend Day With FamUies
Little 'Rock, Ark., Nov. 25. Two
prisoners at the staie penitentiary
were granted furloughs to spend
Thanksgiving day with their families,
and 18 others v.crr released on par
i dous granted uy Governor Brough,
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Iowa Senator to
Bill in Congress
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Measure by Kenyon Provides
Creation of New Department
- And Addition to Member
. ship of Cabinet. ; . :
Washington' Nov. 25. Creation
of a department; of. social, welfare
to "safeguard and promote the so
cial welfare of the people i of-the
United States" is provided for in, a
Bill prepared by. Senator Kenyon of
Iowa for introduction at the coming
session of congress. The head of the
department , would be a member of
the cabinet. -.- ' ,' ' , "
.The new department would have
transferred to its . jurisdiction, the
public licalth service and the hygien
ic laboratory now under the treas
ury; the bureau of education' from
the Department of Interior; the chil
dren's bureau, women's bureau, the
bureau of industrial housing and
transportation, the United States employment-
service and the United
States employes! commission, now
under the Labor department, and the
office of home economics from the
Department of Agriculture.
The bill also would authorize the
president to transfer to the depart
ment at any time, the whole pr any
part of any bureau, office or other
division or branch of the public serv-:
ice engaged in work relating to the
social welfare of the people.
An assistant secretary of social
welfare, to be appointed by the presi
dent, at a salary of $5,000 per year,
also is provided for under the bill.
Turkey Day. Quietly
Ancou. Canal-Zone, Nov. .25.
(By The Associated Press.) Sen
ator and Mrs. Warren G.. Harding
observed Thanksgiving quietly here
today. ; Although gray skies may
have prevailed over 'much of the
United States, a scorching tropical
sun bathed this city, the . Pacific
terminus of thePanama canal, while
the president-elect ; had dinner. He
was a guest in the home of Colonel
Chester Harding, governor of the
canal? zone, who is his host during
his vrsit here.
During the morning "hours Mr.
and Mrs. Harding went for an auto-
mobile jnde through, ranama Uty,
Ancon and Balboa, and the plans of
the president-elect: included a golf
game for late in the afternoon". To
night he will be'gtfest of honor at
a banquet and reception given by
President ' Porras of the Panaman
republic. ' j
Wilson Grants Pardon
To "Dry" Law Violator
Washington, Nov. '25. President
Wilson granted a pardon to John F.
Schweinsberg, who pleaded guilty
weeks ago in Cincinnati, to a charge
of operating a liquor still. Schweins
berg was sentenced , to serve six
months in jail. " ; , . ...
The court and prosecuting attor
ney recommended he be pardoned
on the ground that he had been mak
ing liquor only for his own use and
was; ignorant of, the law.
Examiners Close Small
State Bank' In Oklahoma
Colgate, Okl., Nov. 25. The Citi
zens State bank of Colgate was
closed yesterday by Fred Dennis,
state commissioner, following dis
covery of an alleged shortage of
more than $300,000 in . the bank's
funds. Roy H. Hotchkiss, vice presi
dent of the institution and formerly
3 state bank examiner, has been ar
rested, charged with operating an in
solvent bank. He is under $5,000
bond. . ...
, Mexican Strike Ends.
Eagle Pass, Tex;. Nov. 25. The
strike of coal miners in the state of
Coahuila was ended today when the
strikers returned to work on the
McMcau government terms, accord
jug to reports received hcxe,! v"
the Timber for
Will Buy Shoes
For Little Feet
Bee Shoe Fund Intended to
Spread Thanksgiving Cheer .
Among Suffering Tots ;
of Omaha. . ,
You are "filled up" with that good
Thanksgiving dinner. , ,
But are you REALLY thankful
for the blessings that are yours? -
And wouldn't the Giver of your
blessings like to see you help some
poor little waifs who haven't even
SHOES for the cold winter days
ahead? , , ' ' . .. ' V '. -
You can' send or bring a contri
bution ,tTh Bee's Shoe fund.
Every! cent that you give 1 will go
towartt buying stout, warm shoes for
Door, cold little feet.
Better DO IT NOW. You may
forget later. Put your thank offer
ing in an envelope and address if to
. Some little shivering child is ready.
for the shoes it will buy. .
"Nobody from Nowhere"
Ruby OlKon, St. Edwards, Neb.
W. H. Sanford
. . 3.50
. . 1162.50
Appeal to All jews
To Co-Operate for ,-
Buffalo. N. Y., Nov. 25. An ap
peal for the co-operatiou of all Jews
m America toward converting Pales
tine into. a "true Jewish fiomelaad"
was made here by-Julius W. Mack,
president of - the Zionist, organiza
tions of America, in an address opetir
ing the 23rd annual convention - ot
Mr. Mack declared that the time
for theoretical propaganda in favor.
of the principles ' ot Zionism naa
ended with the creation of a; free
Jewish state in the Holy land under
the guarantee of a British mandate?
that it is a definite and concrete
problem now, the upbuilding of the
"For decades to 'come this will .re
quire the united effort of the whole
Jewish people." he said. .
Living Wage for Family - '
Of Five Fixed at $2,632
New." York. Nov,. 25.--A living
wage for a family of five in , New
York City now is $2,632.68,' it was
estimated by John P. Mines, presii
dent of the Printing Press and Feed
ers' union, in presenting demands for
an increase of wages in the printing
Expenditures were itemized as fol
lows: Food. ?871.80; clothing, $529.96;
rent, $437.35; light and heat, $68.59;
household equipment, $69.23; miscel
British Scientists Deny
Radium Substitute Made
New York, Nov. 25. A statement
credited to professors of the Uni
versity of Missouri that a 'perfect
substitute, for' radium can be "pro
duced through . a chemical process
j which purifies mesothbrium, is dis
puted by British 'scientists, chemical
authorities declared today. Among
those who disagreed with the as
sertion are Sir Ernest Rutherford of
Cambridge university, Prof. W. H.
Bragg of London university, F: H.
Glew, chemical radio expert of (London,-
and Prof.. Frederick Soddy. of
MacSwineyV Widow Sails
For U. S. From Queenstown
Queenstcwn, No 25. Mrs. Muriel
MasSwiney, widow 'of Lord Mayor
Terence MacSwiney. of Cork, and
Mary MacSwiney, her sister, who
are journeying to the Ignited' States
to testify "before the committee of
100 .investigating the Irish question,
embarked iiiietlv on the- .'earner
Celtic today. Few people were
aware thaf "they were Sailing, '
Urged by France
Premier Leygues Says . Inas
much as Soviet Is Operat
ing Resumption of Trade
Has Been Permitted.
Paris, . Nov. 25. Suppressioa of
the blockade of Russia is favored
by Premier Leygues, he told 'the
committee , on foreign relations of
the chamber ' of deputies last eve
ning. Inasmuch as the soviet gov
ernment is actually in operation, he
declared, it has been decUed to per
mit French traders and manufac
turers to do all the business they
carr with Russia.
. In addition, says Marcet Cachian,
who is a member of the committee
and who has written an account of
the premier's statement for the news
paper Humanite, M. Leygues said
he was arranging to encourage trade
Discussing General Baron Wran
gel and the recent defeat of that
anti-bolshevik leader, the premier
asserted he considered the 'rout of
General , Wrangel's troops repre
sented, nothing, and that France was
released of all engagements toward
him. This, country is now feeding
-General Wrangel's army out of hu
manity, but would continue this
work no longer than necessary. The
pemier said he was not thinking of
using that army in any way and in
cidentally announced that half of
General Wrangel's troops were now
in Serbia, where they were being
M. Leygues discussed a recent
war-like address by Dr. Walter Sim
ons, German foreign minister, and
declared he had made an energetic
protest to the Berlin cabinet. He
added that in case there was a
repetition of the incident the French
government .would take decided
Illinois Man Held
1. For Thefts in China
Seattle, Nov. 25. Robert L. Ward
ol Decatur, 111.,, was held under ar
rest here on -warrants signed by the
United States attorney at Shanghai,
charging robbery, forgery and em
bezzlement. , Federal officers, who
arrested Ward on his arrival here
last - night, said they found. in his
baggage 41 pieces of jade and other
jewelry alleged to have been stolen
in China. Ward, who claims to
have served in Admiral Kolchak's
army, denied the charge and said he
could explain the presence of the
jewelry. His. Chinese secretary wa:.
Chinese Bandits Cause
. Consul at Chang-Te to Flee
Tokio, Nov. 25. (By The Associ
ated Press.) Reports today from
Seoul, Korea, state that the Japanese
consul at Chang-Te, Manchurja, has
fled to Kcizan with the Japanese in
habitants of Chang-Te owing to the
presence of 800 Chinese bandits.
The Chinese inhabitants of Chang
Te, according to the reports, declare
the unrest in the region is due to the
punitive operations of the Japanese
force which recently entered Chinese
territory to operate against Chinese
bandits. They threaten a massacre
of the Japanese residents as a retali
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President Wilson Brings Con
troversy to Head by Demand
ing England Drop Stand of
Disregarding U.' S.
Colby Note Made Public
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING
Oilrago Tribune-Omaha. Dm IkI Wire,
Washington, Nov. 25. President
Wilson suddenly has brought the
oil dispute with Great Birtain to a
head by calling upon London to
back down from its attitude of dis
regarding the United States in shap
ing the terms of the British mandate
to govern Mesopotamia and Pales
tine. This was disclosed when the state
department made public tonight Sec
retary Colby's latest rejoinder tc
England in the controversy over the
possible .exclusion of Americans
from oil development in Mesopota
mia under the terms of the San
Remo agreement between France
and Great Bitain of joint exploita
tion of oil resources.
More wonden of the peace treaties
and the league of nations covenant
are revealed by the Colby note and
the glimpses it affords of the Brit-,
ish notes which have not been made
public. .The correspondence illum
inates the whole tragedy of the
course of Mr, Wilson in proposing
and approving a league plan of the
ultimate rejection of which by the
American people he had been im
Demands Terms of Mandate.
Great Britain has informed Uni
ted States that the Mesopotamia
and the Palestine mandates will be
approved by the interested allied
nations and evidently-does not re
gard America as an interested pow
er, possibly because the United
States was not at war with Turkey,
of which these territories formerly
were a part.
Mr. Colby takes emphatic excep
tion to this view and calling for a
showndown with England on this
point, enunciates this pointed re
quest: - - !
"The United States ! undoubtedly
one of the powers directly interested
in the terms of the mandates, and I
therefore request that this draft
mandate be communicated to this
government foij its consideration be
fore the submission to the cduncil
of the league."
The next move is up to Great
Britain. If London yields the point
the way may he opened to a speedy
settlement of the oil controversy. If
En eland remains obdurate and the
1 exclusion of American oil concerns -
front .Mesopotamia ensues, the row
may reach the retaliatory stage of
exclusion of British oil interests
frorh the United States.
Holds for "Open Door."
Mr. Colby contends for the "open
door" for industrial enterprises in
Mesopotamia, asserting that the fu
ture peace of the world depends to
an important extent, upon the pres
ervation of equal commercial oppor
tunity for "the citizens of all na
tions," in the territory taken from
the central powers by the victorious
allies. ; , -
It appears, however, that the Wil
son covenant does not guarantee
such equal opportunity to all na
tions, but only to "members of the
league." The United States is not
a member of the league, and thus Is
outajde the pale of the guarantee.
Great Britain stands on the Wil
son covenant and contents itself
with the assurance that the terms ot
the Mesopotamia and Palestine man
dates are being prepared with a view
to securing the open door for all
states which are members of the
(Torn to Tata Two. Column One.)
Lord's Day Alliance
To Urge Strict Laws i
1 Governing Sabbath
New York, Nov. 25. Enactment
of laws calling for strict enforce
ment of the Sabbath will be urged in
the legislatures of at least 35 states
during 192!. the Lord's Day Alli
An effort will be made to stoa
"commercialization" of the Sabbath,
said Dr. Harry L. Bowlby, secre
tary, with elimination of Sunday
professional base ball, motion pic
tures and automobiling. All stores
would be closed. f
' "We would not impose a Puritan
Sabbath," Dr. Bowlby said, "but we
would have more of the spirit of
the Puritans in our observance of
the Lord's day. The moral tone of
the nation is slipping backward
steadily and thi peoule must retura
to spiritual things."
The alliance during its campaign,
Dr. Bowlby said, will seek the sup
port of organized labo- and business
interests which now close on Sun
day. . . ,v 1 '
Meeting Goes to Savannah
Savannah, Ga.. Nov. 25. The im
perial 1921 convention of the order
of the Mystic1 Shrine will be held in
Savannah, according to a message
received here today from Ellis L.
Garretson of Tacoma, Wash., im
perial potentate of the order. The
Savannah board of trade has sug
gested that the convention be held
Prohibition Director of .
N. Y. Hands Death Blow
New York, Nov. 25. Bootlegging
in New York was dealt a severe
blow today by the announcement
of Charles R. O'Connor, federal
prohibition director for this state,
that plans have been laid to offi
cially escort every drop of Hauor
..;from its withdrawal from the hond
ed warchoui-e to the ultimate coti-
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