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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 31 NO. 233.
OMAHA, SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1922.
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Sa. He Will Kmt Every In.
flucnce to Keep Hand of
"Wall Street Off Gov
Tragic to Delay Action
Detroit, Mich.. March 17. De
claring that "if it's the list tiling I
!o in tliii world I'll exert every re
source and influence at my com
mand to keep the hands 'of Wall
trcel off Muclc Shoa1," Henry
Ford todav broke his silence tnain
tained during the last two months
with regard to his offer to lease and
operate the government water power
project in Alabama.
.Mr. Ford made the statement to
the Detroit New in response to an
intimation reaching hint to the effect
1 that, because of his silence, the peo
ple of southern states had btKun to
wonder whether he had lost interest
in the project.
"Tell those people of the south,"
Mr. Ford said, "that Wall street
will have no part either in financing
or operating Muscle Shoals if I can
help it. If it's the last thing 1 do F1I
exert every resource and influence at
my command to keep the hands of
Wall street off the shoals project
and pcrpertuate it as a great example
to the American people a living ex
ample of what they can do if they
wli, safeguard the country's water
po.er and develop it."
Freedom of U. S. Industry.
"In Muscle Shoals lies the free
dom of American industry," Mr.
Ford continued. "During the war
the country turned its every re
source to help free the world from
militarism a militarism fostered by
jn international money power. Now,
in the, same way, we are going to
tight to the last ditch to free Ameri
can industry and American agricul
ture from that same money power.
If the American people once can
catch the idea of what water powder
means how it can be put to service
in a thousand ways, witting the cost
of industrial power to a minimum
and thus,' through better service,
make possible a higher standard of
living for all people, at a greatly re
duced cost they never again will
submit to the proposition that to get
power they must pay tribute to Wall
A Nation's Power. 1
"All the people need to catch the
idea is an example. A potential
example lies at Muscle Shoals. In a
sense the destiny of the American
" people for centuries lies there on the
. Tennessee river, because who ever
j controls a nation's power controls
V that nation's people.
"America's power today is depend
ent on the steam power of coal. The
great private financiers own the bulk
of the company's coal mines. . These
financiers, centered in Wall street,
have a stranglehold on the industry
and transportation of the country.
"If Muscle Shoals is developed
along unselfish lines it will work so
splendidly and so simply that in no
(Continued on Togo Two, Column On.)
Work on Tariff Bill j
Washington, March 17. Chair
' man McCumber of the senate fi
nance committee, said it was the
hope to have permanent tariff bill
ready for the'scnate within a week
or 10 days. . '
Aside from the question of alu
ation, three important matters re
main' before the committee. They
arc whether there shall be an em
bargo upon the importation of dyes
and tlv; wool and sugar schedule.
There were further hearings today
on the dye embargo question, on
w hich the committee was represented
as being very much divided. Four
members were said to be opposed to
an embargo and three in favor of it,
with three others doubtful.
The woolen schedule was to.be
taken up tomorrow, Senator Smoot
of Utah, the ranking republican, hav
ing been asked to prepare the sched
Attack on Governor Reily
Is Aimed at U. S., Charge
Washington, March 17. The re
cent attack on Governor Reiley of
Porto Rico by Felix Cordova Davila,
resident commissioner of Porto Rico,
was declared today by Representa
tive Strong, republican, Kansas,
speaking in the house, to have been
for the purpose of carrying out "the
rolicy of breaking the governor and
to permit politicians dominating the
island to continue their eifort to sep
arate the island from the American
McAdoo Named General
Counsel for Frisco Bank
San Franciisco. March 17. Ap
pointment of William G. McAdoo as
general counsel for the Bank of
t.,i.. . f (,. largest banking in-
Jiaiv, unt v iiiv ' o
stitiitions in this state, was announc
ed todav. Mr. Mc Adoo bad been
counsel for the bank while he was
practicing in New York, the an
nouncement said, and his removal to
California gave opportunity for the
more important ijpviuiii"..
Soviets Are Preparing to
. Renew Terrorism Policy
London, March 17. (By A. P.)
The labor party today announced
-that Arthur Henderson, labor .mem
ber' in the house of commons, had
received telegrams from the party's
Russian foreign delegation alleging
that the soviet government was pre
paring to renew its policy of ter
rorism against the social revolution
Walks Into Trap Set
by Chicago Sleuth
ChUaiio, March 17. "The funeral
burglar," whose leads ere supplied
from the death notices in the news
papers, was tapturrd today.
For three liu.nl hi hi burglar h
carried his (Uthhght and juniny tn
the wake of death on the weit side.
In more than IS instance, mourners
returning fioni funerals would find
their houe plundered.
Yesterday the police learned there
would be a funeral in the district
in which the burglar operated. They
decided to take a ihance of cap
Alter the funeral cortege had left
the houp two policemen remained
behind. Hefore the heare wis out
of sitflit the telephone bell rang,
Later the door bell rang. The polite
answered' neither. A little later they
heard a back window open and the
burglar had walked into the trap.
The man gave his name as Ben
Auto Show Proves
Many Visitors to. Motor Ex
Libit Liven Trade in Other
Lines Dealers Are
That the annual automobile show
is one of Omaha's foremost "go
getter" institutions was the sentiment
expressed yesterday afternoon by
one of the leading distributors of the
And it is the opinion of automobile
men and business men general! that
this 17th annual Automobile show
leads all others held here from the
standpoint of stimulating business,
not alone in the automobile industry,
but in general lines of business in
There seems to be something
pyschological in the fact that the
automobile show gives a new impetus
to business; it transmits a new tone,
and particularly is this true just now,
according to the statements of busi
Trade Best in Months.
This has been the best week, from
the standpoint of business, Omaha
has had in months, and the automo
bile show is credited with a large
share of this condition.
Guy L. Smith, an exhibitor, stated
yesterday afternoon that the Auto
mobile show is a big thing for
Omaha and he believes that this city
should "cheer and boost it."
"There always has been a feeling
that the Automobile show stimulates
not only the automobile business, but
other lines ofbusiness. said Mr.
Smith, who handles the Hudson and
There has been more than the
us.ual number of out-of-town people
here this week and I know they have
been buying automobiles and other
lines. I was talking with two men
from Genoa, Neb., and they told me
they had a few hours before train
time and intended, to do some shop
ping here. We have had many in
terested people at the show. We
know that the Automobile show has
stimulated all lines of business and
the automobile men are pleased over
the prospects for this season. '
Says Buying Stimulated.
T. P. Redmond, vice president of
Burgcss-Nash company, said: "We
feel that the Automobile show has
been a great help to business gener
ally. It has brought many visitors
to the city and buying, has ncen
stimulated. The business outlook is
Lee Huff, -vice president ot the Ne
braska Buick Auto company, assert
ed that the Automobile show has
brought hundreds of dealers and
prospective buyers to his exhibits and
he considers this as a fair criterion
of the far-reaching influence of the
"The improvement in prices of the
natural products of this territory has
stimulated business during the last
(Continued on Togo Two, Column One.)
New Traffic Manager
Named for Shipping Board
Wachinortnn. March 17. George
H. Wells of New York has been
appointed freight traffic manager of
.i,. Tioitoft States lines. Vice Presi
dent Love of the shipping board an
nounced today. Mr. wells wm as
sume his new duties March 27 and
will have-as an assistant. Stewart
Robertson of Chicago. Both offi
cials have had long experience in tne
European trade, Mr. Love saiq.
Julian S. Carr, Jr., Dies
TWha,n W C... March 17. Julian
S. Carr, jr.,. president of the Dur
ham Hosiery Milts and known
throughout the south as the "hosiery
king" who died today in New York,
was a son of General Julian S. Carr,
commander-in-chief of the ; United
Confederate forces. The father has
been seriously ill at his home-here
tor some time.
Mother Dicocr Lifclo
Bodies on Kitchen Floor
With Gas Pouring From
place for you
to live is
listed in The
17th and Farnam
AT Untie 1000
Police Told of Quarrels
William M. McGill. 5tf, a shoe
maker, and two of hit children, Roy,
7. and Katherine, 4, were found dead
from gas Asphyxiation in the kitchen
i the McGill home, 35-4 Charles
street, late ye.terday afternoon.
The mother of the family, who hat
been employed on a job downtown,
made the discovery.
The children were lying across the
body of the father.
Seven Jet Open.
Seven jets in the kitchen Move,
including the oven, were wide open.
Police have not determined wheth
er McGill induced the children to
lie beside him, or whether they dis
covered him unconscious in the
kitchen and had themselves become
unconscious trying to revive him.
Son Tells of Quarrels.
When Mrs. McGill found the
bodies she screamed for help. Neigh
bors came, and police were called.
Police Surgeon Kinyoun said the
three had been dead an hour and a
Henry McGill, 19, a son by a for
mer marriage, told police his fathfr
and stepmother frequently quarreled.
Benefit of Plan Evolved by
Code Officers Shown by
Special Session of the
By PAUL" GREER.
Some families keep a budget. Each
member makes a record of his ex
penditures, and they are all totaled
up at the end of each week or each
month. This results in domestic
economy, for when a man or a wom
an knows that he has to report some
where, he will naturally be. more!
careful. -' ''""'.!
n With statesmen it is the same.
Charles G. Dawes, as director of the
federal budget, has made a remark
able showing. And, to put it mild
ly, the budget system which went
into full force in Nebraska in 1921.
has contributed more than the people
realize to the efficiency of oiir gov
During the special session of the
legislature, A. E. Buck, a representa
tive of the New York bureau of mu
nicipal research, went to Lincoln. He
watched the process" by which state
taxes for 1922 were cut down $2,051,
755. He saw a budget- presented
which reduced the prospective state
levy for general purposes one-third,
from three mills to two mills. It is
his business to study the workings
of government, and he dug into the
causes that made this revised esti
mate possible. His answer was that
through the operation of the central
ized and responsible system of ad
ministration established by the code
and the budget the state officials were
able to get at the facts without de
lay. Through the daily and mothly
check of state expenditures it had
become apparent that the state busi
ness could be run on less money
than had been previously appro
priated. Many Use Budget.
Many states are now running on
the budget system. . However, in
most of them the governor is put in
the position of saying to the legisla
ture that a certain amount of money
is needed "to support the various de
partments, and. though the legisla
ture may appropriate it and -the tax
gatherers bring it in, .there is no cen
tral control to keep the expending
agencies from paying it out too soon
and winding up with a deficiency. In
many budgets there is no provision
for art adequate estimate of revenues
so that the legislature can know the
state's resources as well as.its needs.
Under Nebraska's system, on the
other hand, a uniform fnethod of
accounting leaves nothing . missing.
Every expending agency makes
monthly reports to the department
of finance. These show not only
the actual amount paid out, but out
standing obligations as well, so that
the unexpended balance is always
knovn. . Quartely estimates are sub
mitted to the governor for approval,
and in this way extravagance is
checked. Before the legislature con
venes each department submits an
estimate of its needs, which the chief
executive has power to increase, re
duce or investigate. This budget is
then submitted to the legislature.
Much old-fashioned log-rolling is
prevented by the constitutional pro
visions that, the . legislators cannot
increase the estimates except by
One of .the hardships of being a
taxpayer comes from the deficien
cies which the state departments
often wind up the year. This oc
currence is reduced to a minimum
by the budget system.
State taxes were high last year.
Although they have been cut one
third this year, they are still burden
some." The prospect for further di
minishing the strain on the taxpayer
is brightened by the fact of the bud
get system. At the very least this
centralized report from expending
agencies scattered all over the state
(rwanthiMMt m face Two, Column Two.)
Proceedings of House
by Green Neckties
Who Gave Him His Driving License?
Washington, Marth 17. Green
neckties worn by several representa
tives precipitated so, much St. Pat
hik'f day hilarity in the house today
that buiiies was suspended tem
porarily. Representatives Kearns, Ohio, and
Xanueyrr, Iowa, strolled down the
center Ule arm in arm, both of their
cravats of the most verdant hue.
They became the target for so much
haniering from their colic- fk'ilt
members who had the h,,i
not make themselves hearif J.iuvv'U
Acting Speaker Walsh of''
chusetts finally obtained on .- nn
the admonition that "celebrations of
today can be held better outside the
Mail Order Head
Called to Stand
in Boycott Probe
Robert F. Smith Testifies
Firm Was Boycotted by
Brokers Tells of Al
Testimony against John Mclhop,
jr., secretary-treasurer of the Ne
braska - Iowa-M innesota Wholesale
Grocers' association, was given by
Robert F. Smith of the Bradley
Merriam-Smith company, a mail
order house, to the federal trade
Smith testified that Melhop pro
tested against the change of the
Bradley company in 1914 from a
farm implement house to one carry
ing grocery lines.
"He said thev would 'act us.'"
Smith declared. "That we shouldn't!
have engaged in the grocery busi
ness; that they knew who we dealt
with and they would put a stop to
Denies Statement Was Joke.
Smith denied there was any joke
to Mclhop's statement.
"There was considerable animus
in Melhop's words when he said it;
that was a threat to ruin my busi
ness," Smith reiterated.
Most of the local brokers refused
to sell him because, they said, the
wholesale grocers would object,
Smith testified. He said this con
dition still continues, though a few
brokers here and there and some in
other cities sell him.
"The Meinrath Brokerage com
pany explained they could not sell
to me because they were selling reg
ular wholesalers. Mr. Patrick of
the Russell brokerage said he would
not sell to me unless compelled to.
Others assigned no reason at all." '.
Emmet Tinley, counsel for-vthe.
Nebraska-Iowa association, then
asked Smith to tell who the local
brokers were who did sell him.
This Smith refused to answer on
the grounds that it would injure both
him and the friendly brokers.
Shields Friendly Brokers.
"If I divulge the names of those
who have favored ore in the presence
of th's audience of wholesale groc
ers and brokers who have refused
to sell to me, they may . bring pres
sure to bear on theni that will hurl
both them and me,'' Smith protested.
"If any pressure is going to be
brought to bear, that may be perti
nent to this inquiry," interposed the
presiding examiner, E. M. Averill,
"you ought to answer that question."
But Smith stood on his rights not
to reply until he had consulted an
attorney, so the answer was tempo
Tinley Makes Charge.
Emmet Tinley made a counter
charge of sugar speculation in 1919
1920 against the Cullen Brokerage
company, one of the complaining
"All sugar business was specula
tive, in those days," replied T. W.
Cullen, who was on lire stand.
He denied Tinley's allegation of
"shuttlecock" sugar transactions a
policy of selling, rebuying and re
selling carloads of sugar on a rising
market. ' -
"We bought from some of your
own jobbers, Mr. Tinley always
according to correct merchandizing
ideas," said Cullen.
He stated that his company did
buy back several cars of sugar from
the Bakers' Specialty Supply com
pany, then acting as jobbers, but de
nied the transactions took place five
and seven times, as Tinley alleged.
Snow in Bakersfield, Cal.
Bakersfield, Cal., March 17. For
the first time in the history of Bak
ersfield people here awakened today
to see the city covered under
blanket of snow.
This series of ar
ticles by Frederick
Palmer, appearing in
The. Sunday Bee, con
tains information of
value to every reader
interested in progress
of the fortunes of the'
new Irish state. The
series is offered as
hensively and fairly
the events, policies and
personalities of the
epoch of Irish history.
The third article will
be published tomor
The Sunday Bee,
of Loot Cached in
Iowa Secret Service Agents
Declare $8,000 Recovered
.Wednesday Only Small; y
Jart of Hitiden Spoils. ' -
One of the largest headquarters in
the middle west for crooks, gunmen
and bandits is Council Bluffs ac
cording to members of the Iowa
state secret service department, who
state that the $8,000 worth of stolen
travelers' checks recovered Wednes
day night is but a small part of the
quantity of loot concealed in caches
in this vicinity.
It became known yesterday that
this particular loot, which was found
buried on a farm near that on which
the Lena Schneider bandit gang
made its headquarters, is part of the
$15,000 worth of bonds, securities
and checks taken in the holdup of
the Drake Park bank in Dcs Moines
Clue Came From Cell
The information on which the re
covery was made came to the sta,te
department from W. II. Stephenson,
who was the cell mate of Merle
Phillips while the latter was in jail
at Des Moines for complicity in the
$3,500,000 Burlington mail train rob
bery in Council Bluffs in 1920.
Phillies told Stephenson that some
of the bonds taken in the mail rob
bery were buried on what he de
scribed as the "Bailey farm." He
agreed to a split with Stephenson
and a girl named Lulu if it was
found possible to dig up the securi
ties and dispose of them. In search
ing for the mail robbery loot on this
tip, state agents found the stuff
stolen from the Drake Park bank.x
32 Members in Gang.
Probably the largest gang to hold
rendezvous in the Bluffs was the one
with which officers staged the gun
battle last fall on the Lena Schneid
er farm. State agents say that there
were 32 members of this group of
gunmen and bank robbers, including
such celebrities as "Lucky Tommy"
O'Connor of. Chicago and Babe
Emerson, the bandit nabbed in Des
Moines and now serving time for
participation in the Drake Park rob
bery. Major in World War
Given Life for Murder
Talbotton. Ga., March 17. Lee H.
Coart, prominent farmer who served
during the world war as a major,
was sentenced , to life imprisonment
here for the murder -last fall of A.
B. McNiece. former superintendent,
of Talbot county school. The jury
returned a verdict , of ' guilty with
recommendation of mercy after de
liberating over 14 hours. -
Major Coart. in his testimony, al
leged that McNiece had wrecked his
home, while Mrs. McNiece. for the
prosecution, asserted that the defen
dant had made advances to her
which she had spurned.
Downhearted Over Losing
Job, Farmer Ends Life
West Point, Neb., March 17.
(Special Telegram.) Levi Heller, 50,
committed suicide by hanging at his
farm notheast of this city. No rea
son is known for the act other than
being downhearted because another
man bad been appointed ' overseer
of roads of his district, a position
which he filled for many years. Tt
is thought that that weighed on his
mind. No coroner's inquest was held.
He is survived by his wife, two
sons and one daughter. He was
j quite a large land owner.
Big Liquor Haul
Made at Lincoln
Consignment of Whisky Valu
ed at $12,000 Is Taken From
Lincoln, March 17. (Special.)
Federal and state officiate seized $12,
000 worth of bonded whisky from a
Burlington boxcar. The whisky, in
pint bottles, encased in ' 50 boxes
holding 24 pints to the case, had
been sent from Ahtertonville, . Ky.,
and was consigned to a . drug com
pany at Butte, Mont. The cases
were plainly marked "whisky" and
another inscription reading, "For
The whisky had been loaded in a
boxcar containing merchandise and
billed to Billings, Mont., at Hamil
ton, Mo., officials declared. The mode
of conveyance to transport it from
Kentucky to Hamilton is not known.
A large truck was used to trans
port the liquor from the Burlington
station to the office of State Sheriff
Gus Hyers, where a safe is used to
keep confiscated booze until it is de
stroyed. Hundreds of citizens gath
ered as the liquor was unloaded and
offered assistance to carry the cases
anywhere or any place the officials
Prohibition Officer Tom Carroll
and Deputy State Sheriff . Karl
Schmitt, jr., directed the raid on the
boxcar in answer to a "tip" from an
unknown source that the whisky
cases, bidden in a boxcar with mer
chandise, would be in Lincoln in a
Asks to Rehear
Part of Evidence
D. A. R. Delegates Are
Guests at Banquet
Lexington, Neb., March 17. (Spe
cial.) The D. A. R. delegates were
given a banquet at the Presbyterian
church. Mrs. C. F. Spence of North
Platte, regent, was toastmistrcss.
The following responded to toasts:"
Mrs. Keith Neville,- North Platte;
Mrs. M. S. Moore, Gothenburg; Mrs.
E. H, i Wescott, Plattsmouth; Mrs.
M. .R. Jones, Omaha; Mrs. J. .E.
Jacobson, Lxington ; Mrs. York A.
Hinman, North Platte; Mrs.' C. S.
Paine, Lincoln, and Mrs. Hester
Bronson Copper, Omaha.
Lincoln w-as the only city sending
an invitation for the 1923 convention.
No election was held this year, as all
officers are elected for two years. .
. Delegates to the continental con
gress to be "ield in Washington, i-.
C, April 13-19. include Mrs. C. F.
Spencer and Mrs. W. J. Hendy of
North Platte, Mrs. Sarah Estover
and 'Mrs.' W. S. Whitten of Lincoln,
Mrs. Max A. Hostettler of Shelton,
Mrs. J. B.- Reynolds. Mrs. Maynard
C. .Cole and .Mrs. R. E. McKclvey of
Californian Jests as He
- '" Faces Sentence of Death
Sacramento, Cal., March 17.
George Donnelly, a prisoner at Fol
som penitentiary, today faced sen
tence of death as the result of the.
verdict of a jury yesterday,' finding
him guilty of first degree murder for
stabbing fatally Earl Morse, a fel
low convict, last November.- -
Donnelly jested with the prosecut
ing attorney after the verdict was re
turned and invited the attorney to
attend the execution.
The killing of Morse follcAved a
quarrel Donnelly will be sentenced
March 21. ' The law provides only
the death penalty for such cases.
Start Spring Plowing
Beatrice, Neb., March 17. (Spe
cial Telegram.) A few farmers start
ed their spring plowing, and if the
weather remains favorable they will
begin planting their oat crops the
I first of the week.
Doubt Expressed as to Portion
of Testimony of Prosecu--tion
Witness Regarding -.
Lights on Car. v,
Los Angeles, March 17. The jury
in the case of Mrs. Madalynne Oben
chain, charged with the murder of
J. Beiton Kennedy, after deliberating
about two hours and a half, returned
to court shortly after 4 this after
noon and asked to have a portion of
the testimony read. Judge Sidney
N. Reeves directed that this be done.
The foreman of the jury said at
least one of the jurors was in doubt
concerning the testimony of a prose
cution witness regarding automobile
lights he saw in Beverly Glen on
the night Kennedy was slain. The
uncertainty, the foreman said, was
whether the lights came from the
car in which Mrs. Obenchain and
Kennedy drove to the glen, or from
one which the state chaOed was
left in a side road by Arthur Burch,
co'defendant in the case.
Burch, the 'prosecution alleged,
had hid in a clump of bushes, wait
ing for Mrsi Obenchain to- bring
Kennedy within gunshot range after
parking his car.
The reading of the testimony show
ed that the witness said she saw au
tomobile lighTs flittering on the
trees in the Rlen, but did not lo
cate them definitely. He said, how
ever, he did not see any lights shin
ing in the place "where it was con
tended Burch had left his car.
The jury retired again after the
Noted Austrian Surgeon
Holds Last New York Clinic
New York, March 17. Dr. Adolf
Lorenz, famous Austrian orthopedic
surgeon, held his farewell New York
clinic today. Tomorrow he will
leave for Detroit, to remain there
until March 26, when he will return
to this citv to sail' for home, April
12. " . ' i
His assistants said that since his
arrival he had conducted 25 clinics
in this city, examining 2,203 crip
ples and operating on 20.
"I am sorry I am unable to per
form all of -the operations that I
think necessary," said the surgeon
State May Offer Reward
for Slayer of Circus Man
Riverside. N. J.. March 17. Prose
cutor J. H. Kelsey of Burlington
county, announced last night that he
would petition the board of free
holders and Governor Edwards to
offer rewards for the capture, dead
or alive, of the slayer of John T.
Brunen. circus proprietor, killed in
his home last Friday.
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l.od;e and Underwood De
rlare Allies Set-ling to Op
. ie Payment for U. S.
Troojn by Technicality.
Morris Calls it Unfair
Washington, March 17. DccUia
tion that the United States should
iiiMut upon payment of its bill of
S-Ml.fXlO.OOO for keeping American
soldiers in Germany, were made in
the senate by both party leaders
Senators Ledge of Massachusetts
and Underwood, Alabama, and Sen
ator Horah, republican, Idaho. Mr.
Underwood also urged appointment
of an American representative on
the allied reparations commission.
Both Senators Lodge and Under
wood charged the allies with at
tempting "by a technicality" to op
pose payment of the bill for the
American troops, whil? Senator
Borah said the allies' attitude wa
Senator Underwood asscrled the
republicans were responsible fur not
having a member on the reparation
commission. Thi, the democratic
leader asserted, was the only wav
in which the occupation .claim coulct
he collected. Senators Lodge and
Poindexter, republican, Washington,
denied this contention, declaring that
the obligation to pay for the Amer
ican soldiers rested upon the armis
tice agreement and not upon cither
the treaty of Berlin or that of Ver
sailles. Senator Borah brought up the
question today in the Dcnatc. He
called attention to reports that Pre-.
micr Poincare of France .had de
clared that America has no legal
right to collect for the keep of
American troops in Germany.
To Benefit Allies.
"I have no doubt that Secretary
Hughes will work out some method
of securing payment," said Senator
Borah, adding that he was, however,
primarily interested in having all
American troops brought: out of
Germany. ' , , .
"Our army was left in Europe sup
posedly to benefit the allies." said the
Idaho senator. "Certainly it was no!
for the benefit of the American peo
ple directly or particularly. It now
appears that our army is no longe;
needed in Europe. It seems to mi,
that the attitude of our allies is en
tirely unwarranted and warrants w
bringing home, all of our soldiers."
Senator Borah added that the at
titude of the allies in maintaininf
what he termed an cxdessive nunv
ber of troops in Germany was "un
just" and calculated to prevent eco
nomic recovery of Germany and
also of Europe. Senator Borah saic
the question of the return of the
troops would be a "live issue" when
the army appropriation bill comes
before the senate.
Senator Underwood said he con
curred in all that Senator Borah had
Into Another Channel.
The argument momentarily was
turned into another channel when
Senato'r Robinson, democrat, Arkan
sas, put into the record a statement
reported to have been made at Na-
(Torn to Page Two. Column flTt.)
Two Suspects Cleared
t in Murder of Brunen
Riverside, N. J.. March 17. Two
more leads in the investigation of the
murder of John T. Brunen, circus
owner, at his home here a week ago
were exhausted today and resulted fn
exoneration of two men who had
been sought in connection with the
George L. Werner, former chef of
Brunen's circus; and "who had been
sought for questioning, and Carl
Ward, a ballyhoo man formerly em
ployed by Bruner. were exonerated
of connection with the shooting ot
the circus owner. Neither could
throw an light on the mystcrj',
authorities said. - . '' ..
Tonight County Detective Parker
was awaiting word from authorities
at Jersey City, whom he had re
quested to examine the contents of
Ward's room there," with a possi
bility of finding letters written to
him by Mrs. Brunen. Ward was
said to have admitted that he had
written to Mrs. Brunen at Palmyra.
N. J., under the name of Mrs. Paul
American "Lost" in Russia
Reaches Riga on Way Home
Riga.' March 17.--(By A.' P.)
Fred Keyes, American horse trainer
of Elyria, O., the last officially
"lost" American in Russia, arrived
in Riga today on his way home after
an absence of nine years.
He came to Russia under a con
tract with Count von Vorontzoff.
Dachkoff, former viceroy of the Cau
casus, as manager of the count's
horse farm. After the revolution,
Keyes became manager of a soviet
stock farm near Moscow, which was
conducted as a model and shown to
distinguished visitors. He said he
gave up this position because the
minor officials there did not like
the idea of having a foreigner as
' France Will Pay Debts"
Paris. March 17. Premier Poin
care told the finance committee of
the senate yesterday that France will
pay all its debts, as has been its cus
tom. This declaration is interpreted
by the press as intended to correct
the impression made by Louis F.
Louchaur's speech in Lyons last
month, in which he said it was his
belief that France never would bi
able to pay a fn of it debt to the
United States I