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SALEM, OHWiOX, TUESDAY MlHt.MMs JANUARY 15, 1918
IIUCI2 FIVE CUNTtt
Sooth Chicago Furnaces Clos
ed and Big Packers Stop
i Threatened Witlt Tie-Up
HEW STORM EXPECTED
TO COME OVfR CITY
Limited Priority Orders j on
' Coal and Food For New
York Issued !
r CHICAGO, Jan. 14 --Chicago. just
recovering from the most severe bMz
xard m fifty year?, was today grip
ped by a coal famine that closed
down the blast furnaces of South
Chicago, shut up the world's greatest
two packing plant and threatened
another tie-up of the railways, j
' The Chicago, Ml'waukee and, St.
sol Issued' orders tr division super
intendents that every "possible train
be nrancelled to' conserve fuel, j The
Armour and Swift packing p.nt3
, . jm i
ciearms we novas
coal and cattle could be moved.
Meanwhile, the weather bureau is
sued a warning that' another heavy
gale is sweeping toward : the city,
leaving In its wake snow-covered
' sutes throughout the southwest: The
" moderation st the zero weather, to-
cay permitted citizens aud 60.000
children who bad been released from
. school for the week partially to clear
the streets and permit delivery of
milk, food and scanty .supplies ot
- coal. - ' :, ''
' The new storm which Is expected
. to reach Chicago in the next: 24
hoars, was central today over East
era Texas and was moving north
eastward across the lower Mississip
pi valley with. Increased intensify and
bringing with It a heavy fall of snow
to the greater portions of Illinois
and Missouri. . f : j
-' . " B. 11 Mitchell, director of trafric
of the Union Pacific, said that re
ports showed that all trains east
bound into Omaha, Neb., were pract
ically on time? He added that tbe
Snowfalls in Kansas and Nebraska
were welcomed by the 'people of those
ttates as forecasting large crops of
winter wheat. , i
WASHINGTON. Jan. 14.--lnter-ferenee
iwth railroad transportation
by the blizzard, led Director General
McAdoo tonight to establish'1 limited
prjortty orders on coal and fori for
New York and vicinity, givlnV the
first instructions of the kind sjnee
he recently cancelled all formal pri
ority. For the middle west., where
most freight and passenger traffic
was still held up by frigid weather
and deep snow, Mr. McAdoo Issued
no priority orders, but railroad man
agements received - instructions to
move coal and food ahead of alt oth
er. shipments and to do their tmost
to clr the snow. . i
Action on the New York situation
as taken on advice oT A, II- Smith,
assistant director in charge of east
ern lines, who reported that; 113
hips were held in New York harbor
waiting bunker coal and that trans
'atlantie freight movements were suf
fering to that extent. !
As soon as normal weather Js re
stored, the priority order will be
withdrawn. Mr. McAdoo express?!
the hope that "it 'will no materially
ffCt industrial activity." f
As a result of the almost complete
tleup of traffic In the middle west,
-a hirltltnde of requests for priority
for my commodities poured In up
on the railroad administration today
nt all were ref nsed until Mr? Smith
telegraphed his urgent rero mm end
it Ion i for the W YnrB-kit list inn.
Officials explained that the trans
portation" KltlHitinn. Mn fieit t
cleared md by letting railroads movel
mrj ran nl tne wnoie diiik ot
frelsht accumulating When normal
TOMitjona are restored. , a fleiible
prorran of preferenees, may le es-
... " sa'".
"Freight moving wee-k" opened to
Jy tinder rather - inausplcous cir
fumManref, with drayage Snd a
loadlnjr facilities at terminals -ocr!i-
witn other tasks made ecrS-4
"ry hy the storm, but the rising
"""ratures over the countrvj gaVe
wnclals hope tht the latter days of
the week would be open for a great
n c,,ars'nf e movement. i
- H. Alnhton. a Chicago & North
western official, to whom Mr, Mc
Anoo had telepranhed to use every
iror Jo clear itn storm-boimd freight
.W.Strn r!,,r'a. reported:
. resteKt drrnculty was experienc
" w Charo and in a radfM of
mile, where the severity
'he storm creat.-d condition that
IM ? Wn ?aled in history In
- Vitrr,torT f"r "vipr tniy years.
. All einnloyei Kliirk to thelf jobs
U tranportaflon movl as
V"1? It was humanly possible to
-.. every available man
ie- moving nf mow and
rJy and last night." '
IN ARMY, DEAD
Major August P. Gardner
., Yictim of Pneumonia aj
, Camp Wheeler
U. S. PRINCIPLES UPHELD
Preparedness Early Champ
ioned by First Congres
WASHINGTON. Jan. 14. Major
Augusta P. Gardner, former con
gressman 4 from Massachusetts, died
late today at the Camp Wheeler base
hospital at Macon. Ga., after a short
illness of pneumonia. Major Gard
ner was the first congressman to re
sign his office and Join the army
after war was declared.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. News of
Major Augustus P. Gardner's dearth
at Camp Wheeler was received with
soYrow in the capital, not omy in
congressional and official circles, but
among citizens generally whose ad
miration he won when, though a
grandfather, he laid down his work
as a preparedness champion In con
gress; and joined the army at tnl
outbreak of the- war. -
During all the 15 years he was a
member of the house, Maidr Gard
ruies, restrictive Immigration to up-
uuiu American standards and prfe-
paredness for war,
. Born at Boston on November 4,
1865, Major Gardner graduated at
Harvard in 188 6 and later attended
the, Harvard "law school ' for two"
years, though he never practiced
law. Then he went Into business
looking ater the large estates of bis
family, and 1896, launched Into state
politics, a year later becoming a
member of the Republican state com
mittee. During the Spanish-American
war, with a rank of captain, he
Served as assistant adjutant general
at Camp Thomas at ChJciamauga
andwent to Porto Rico where he was
breveted major for gallantry um!er
Kaiser No Lon&er Has
Degreee at Philaielphia
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 1 4 The
board of trustees of the University of
Pennsylvania today unanimously,
adopted a; resolution striking the
names of Emperor William of Ger
many and Count Johanne von Bern
storff former German ampassador to
the United States from the list of
those holding ohnorary' degress in
Jewish War Sufferers
NEW YORK. Jan. 14. The cen
tral committee for the relief of Jews
suffering through the" war. Si Chem
bers street, New York, hag-designated
the week beginning Sunday. Jan
uary 27. 1918. and ending February
3. 1918, as merry week ia honor of
the second anniversary of proclama
tion day, which on January 17, 19H,
was named by President Wilson.
Governor After Stewards'
Club, Portland Concern
Announcement was made at the
office of Governor Withycombe yes
terday that the governor will take
action against the Stewards' club of
Portland and attempt to have It dis
solved on the charge that it has been
violating the gaming laws of the
state. The governor asked Attorney
General Drown for an opinion rela
tive to the official steps necessary
to institute action against the club.
The opinion was received by the gov
ernor Saturday and his action will
be accordinsly. ,
Men Convicted at Butte o(
Murder Calm as Hour 01
BUTTE, ont.. Jan. 14. Franlj
-. Thn n'Noill. whit, and
i;hrman Powell, colored, 'rnJ4
or mnrder, were lianged together!
the Jail yard here this morning short
ly belore 5 ociock. t t.
Fisher and O'Neil -were calm. thj
former smoking a cigarette from th
death cell and upon the scaffold , u4
tll the cap was placed over hi fa.
He made r " statement. however.
O'NVil bade the spectators good ie.
Powell told those about his farewell,
but fainted Just before the trap wan
1PTluf" streets lbout the-" Jail yard
were packed with persons seeking ad
mittance. nd were guraded by dep
uty sbArlfTs. police and coast artil
lery inen with fired bayoneU.
National Association in Ses
sion at Salt Lake City Prom
ises It Will Back All Ef
forts to Win War.
COUNTRY TO BE ASKED
FOR POR&LESS DAYS
Only. Fair Profit to be. Re-
quested of Government
, by Stock Industry )
SALT LAKE CITY. Jan. 14. The
American S'ational Livestock asso
ciation and the livestock producers
of the JJniteA States represented by
it are patriotically bat k of the gov
ernment and its military forces to
the end that the great world war
may be' won for liberty and Justice.
This, in brief, is the message sent
today from the twenty-firstr annual
convention -of the National Livestoott
association, in session here to Gener
al John jJ Pershing, commander of
the American expeditionary forces
now In France. The telegram reads:
"Annual convention American Na
tional Livestock association send
hearty greetings to : you and our
ooyg in France. We stand back of
you. In winning the war"
Patriotism Is Keynote.
Patriotism was the predominant
chord in the proceedings of the con
tention and was the keynote of every
address delivered before the opening
session. President I. T. Pryor sound
ed the tocsin 6i patriotic co-operation
between the livestock men and
the government In his . annual ad
dress when he declared that the
livestock : men as producers of that
essential . fodd product, meat, asks
nothing from the government but a
fair profit" upon their prod act and
(Continued on page 2)
Leaders at Headquarters at
Early Hour Ready td Sally
. Forth v
The big campaign for funds ta re
lieve the starving Armenians and
Syrians began ia Salem yesterday in
Proraptlr at 9 a. m. as scheduled.
Colonels Tlilelsen, Todd and Ham
ilton reported at headquarters. in the
Berby building with full quotas of
captains and in a. very brief time ail
captains had drawn their precincts
and begun to equip themselves and
their teams 'with the .necessary
cards, receipts, etc.
- It'was an enthusiastic bunch of
workers that assembled at r.on
luncheon at the Y. M. C. A. for a
final parley and instructions before
starting on the house to house cam
paign which began immediately fol
lowing the luncheon.
The following are the colonels
and their respective groups of
Colonel Fred B. Thielsenj Cap-tains--Mrs.
W. M. Hamilton. Mrs.
Etta S. Seley. Mrs. F. A. Klliott, Miss
Mattie Beatty. Mrs. W. E. Anderson.
Mrs. Fnnk Mlnto.
Colonel John W. Todd Captains
V. f Kafaiirv. J. K. Allison. Mrs.
M. H. Parounaglan. C. E. Albin. B.
v. firrUT. tt. i.- rerns. ; r
Colonel W. M. llamilton-r-Can-
tains C B. Webb, n. w; wary. j.
Baumgartner, C. S. Hamilton, Theo
dore Both. E. M. Burke.
i - Fw II Team Itetiorted.
Ten of the eighteen captains re
ported with full teams as follows:
. Captain Mrs. W. M. Hamilton, Pre
celnct 1R Mrs. Chester Cos, Mrs.
John Harbison. Mrs. Pollock, Mrs.
alrrhlld. Miss Iverson.
Tantain Mrs. V. A. Elliott. Precinct
I 10 Mrs. Hartley, Mrs. E. M. Burke.
r . M . . ii'int.M
Mrs. Iran spears. irs. iuim
Walton. Mrs. C. E. Alblii.
Captain S'. C. Ksfonry. Precinct tl
iE. C. Patton. H. t Stiff. G. W.
i.aflar. ' A. T. Woolpert, Mr.
Captain -J. E. Allison. Precinct f '
A. A. Schram. Ed. llofnell. A. II.
Gil'e. !. B.Davis. David tt'lUra.
Captain C. E. Albin, Precinct 9
Mrs. C.eorge Vick. Mrs. IT. 8. Hotson.
Mrs. W, A. Cifmmlngs. Mrs Coyne
WaHon.'Mrs. Elsie B., Simerat.
Captain C. fl. Webb. Precinct 16-
P. E Fullertoa. ' Joe Craber. F.
. (Continued on page 5)
Police Officer Loses Struggle
of Many Days Against
RELATIVES ARE CALLED
Successor To Be Elected by
Council at Meeting in
Chief of Police E. E. Cooper died
in Salem early ; yesterday morning
at his late residence, 208 Richmond
street, only a few hours after Police
Captain C. E. Baty died In Portland, i
Chief Cooper was 51 years old and
Captain Batey was 52. Both men
were well known Oregon police offi
cers. For the past week, Chief Cooper
has fought for his life on' a sick bed.
He was taken ill with pneumonia.
January. 4. Late last week, high
hopes were held for his recovery
but he suceombed to the illness ye
terday at 3:45 o'clock. Fro the
lasit 4wo months," the- Coopers have
made their homeith Mrs. Cooper's
Bister, Mrs. George Beaty.
.. Emerson E. j Cooper was born in
Kansas, March 25. 1867. He camo
to Oregon with bis parents- when 4
years old- The fajmily settled InJ
Polk county, just across the river
from Salem. He passed nis boyhood
there. He was married 18 years ago
to Miss Lily Buck.
- Chief Cooper lived in Salem for
thirty years. He served as deputy
sheriff for Marion county for eight
, years under John Knight and Fran'.:
rigmman. tie was consiaoie in
Justice Webster's court for fou
years. For the past year and over
he has acted as Salem police chief.
He was elected to his duties lp .the
fall of 1916. '
Besides his widow, Mr. Cooper
leaves two sisters and two brothers.
They are' Miss Cora Cooper of Stay-
( Continued on page 5)
SmNyREOEF - WORE
HEARD IN SALEM
Man Who Spent Years Among
Armenians Impresses His
' All colonels, captains and
workers Hi any capacity In con
nection with lie Armenian
Syrian relief drlVe are urged
to be present at noon puncheon
today at the Y. M C. A. It Is
for you. it is free. Be there.
A representative audience of Sa
lem popple assembled at the auditori
um Sunday night to hear Ir. J. P.
Mc.Nanghton. Considering the dlw
greeable weather, the attendance was
considered very good, about 500 be
Ben Selling came to Salem with
the speaking party but wlng to the
lateness of the hour set for speak
ing, did not come to the armory;
pressing business affairs calling him
back to Portland. . , .
. Horrors f PerMcutkn Heard.
Br. McXanghton presented the ap
peal of "the starving people of Ar
menia and Syria in a truly master
ful manner and there was abundant
evidence that the message wevt
straight to the hearts of his auditors.
The incidents of massacre, deporta
tion and torture were so incompati
ble with anything conceivable to the
minds of the Salem public as to
make tlte audience shudder in it"
anticipations fl the horror of It all
In addition to his reference to th.
thoroughly reliable manner In which
the relief work funds are administer
ed in the, orient, Dr.vMcNaughtbr
evplained to a group of Salem peo
-pie after the address something of
the detail as to just how funds an
supplies are protected. He showed
how reliable American commercial
agencies operating in that country
urnish great sistn-e In the trans
"mission through - their represer ,
tive of funds to the proper rel'ef
heads, how food is cooked and fjir
nlshed in quantities only for imme
diate' consumption, and when fnr
nished in the raw state, how the
quantities are so snjall as to make
It quite Impractical for confiscation.
He also showed the remarkably ac
Hve, practical and ronsclentiona
character of the agencies and agents
I who. without exception, are entrust
ed with these -responsibilities.
BE PLACE OF
Armstice is Extended to Feb
ruary 18 Although Possibil
ity for Final Break in Nego
TROTZKY CALLS HUN
Internal ; Strife Continues in
Russia Bolsheviki Troops
(ASSOCIATED PRESS SUMMARY)
Although Jheres still faik in un
official quarters of the possibility of
a final break in the peace' negotia
tions between the" central ; powers
and the Bolsheviki, the armistice ev
idently has been extended to Febru
ary 18 and . It is reported that the
pourparlers will be transferred from
Brest-Litovslc to Warsaw.-
Late advices indicate that , there
was considerable haggling between
the opposing delegates at Brest
Litovsk over territorial questions
and the fixing of a clause in the pro
posed treaty announcing peace.
Trotzky, the'-Bolsheviki foreign min
ister, proved recalcitrant with rer
gard to the German formula "that
the contracting parties have resolved
henceforth to live in eace and
friendship." declared that it was "a
decorative phrase" and did not de
scribe what the future relations be
tween the Russian and German peo
ples wotld be.
Bolsheviki Troop KuccefuL
Internal strife continues in vari
ous' parts of Russia. Bolsheviki
troops are reported to have cleared
General Kaledines Cossacks from
the Don river basin and to have cap
tured Ekaterinoslav. Following pre
vious reports of a" mutiny of sailors
("Continued on page 2)
Every Town in County to Hear
Message of Armenian
Manager Gill made final arrange
ments for the county campaign at
Gervais and Donald yesterday.
Following the mass meetings at
Silverfon, Woodburn, Stayton and
Salem last night, the following
schedule' Is fixed for inaugurating
the work in the remaining sections
of the county:
Scotts Mills Mass meeting to
night, E. M. Burke of Salem, speak
er. . ' s
Turner Mass meeting tomorrow
night, B. W. Macy of Salem, speaker.
Aumsville Mass meeting evening
of January 18, Profeshor John W.
Todd of Salem, speaker. -
Hubbard Mass meeting evening
of January 18, E. M. Burke of Salen,
Clear Lake Mass . meeting eve
ning of January 20, Oscar B. Gin
rich of Salem, speaker.
Mt. Angel Mass meeting evening
of January 21, Hev. J. R. Buck of
Monitor Mass meeting evening of
January 21, Elmo S. White of Salem;
Aurora Mags meeting evening of
January 22, Louis Lachmund, speak
er. Sublimity Mass meeting evening
of January 22, Manager GUI and
RevT J. R. Back, speakers.
St. Paul Mass meeting evening of
lanuary 22, Rev. J. R. Buck, speak
er. M. '.. "
Last Apples of Season
Are Being Received Here
Manager Gregory f the Com me r
riii riHw works t. as resterdav very
busy Unloading a carload of apples
at the Hunt Bros, company side
track,, about the least of the season.
Mr. Gregory now has on hands
sixty tons of apples which will keep
his cider works busy until spring.
The only dlffculty now about getting
more; apple in from the country Is
that most farmers have already dis
posed of all that are worth using, but
there may he a few Isolated cases
where S supply may yet be had.
IN BOMB RAID
One and Quarter Ton of Ex-
. plosives Dropped In Broad
FACTORY FIRE STARTED
Effective Machine Gun Fire Is
Carried Out From Low
LONDON, Jan 14. A successful
daylight air raid has been made. on
Karlsruhe, according to a .British
official communication issued to
night. Karlsruhe, which Is the capital of
the Grand Duchy of Baden, several
times has received visitations, from
allied airmen. It is sltualed:-about
fifty utiles from , the French. I border
and has a population of between
7 5,0 0 0 And 1 00 0.00 0. .
The text of the statement says: .
"Today our squadrons! carried out
a most successful raid Into Germany
in broad daylight, their objectives
being the railway station and muni
tions-factories at Karlsruhe. One
and a Quarter tons of bombs were
dropped. Bursts were observed on
buildings and sidings of the r main
railway Junction in the center of the
town, on railway workshops and a
smaller function in . the town.
"Observers report that a very
large f life was, started In factories
alongside the railway, which , was
confirmed by photographs.' ,
"The anti-aircraft fire was very
heavy and accurate, and several hos
tile machines valptly attacked, our
formation. All our 'airplanes reach
ed t.eir objectives. ,
' "Bombing and ,attacks with ma
chine gunfire' from low altitudes
were carried out incessantly. More
than 400 bombs were dropped on a
large ammunition dump near Rout
ers and on hostile1 billets, hutments
and railway Junctions. 'A party of
the enemy engaged in .extinguishing
a large fire attacked ; by machine
gun fire was scattered and the fire
was left to tun at will.
"In combats seven hostile ma
chines were driven down out of con
trol. Another was forced to land
Intact behind our lines by antl-ain
craft fire; i th "pilot was captured.
Three of our machines are missing.
"During Sunday itight our night
flying machines dropped bombs on
Roulers and Menln.- Ail returned
First Convicted Officer at
Camp Lewis Found Guilty
CAMP LEWIS.. Tacomaan. 14.
Found guilty of deserting from the
United States army while on duty,
on the Mexican border last year,
Lieutenant Joseph W. Conroy was
today sentenced to serve two and a
half years in a government disciplin
ary barracks and to be dishonorably
discharged at the end of his term.
The eentence of the courtmartial
was for six years but wasreduced by
Brigadier General Foltz. . Lieuten
ant Conroy is the first commissioned
officer to be tried and sentenced at
Camp Lewis.; He was not serving
as an off iced when arrested but was
working as a civilian fcr the-contracting
company that built the can
tonment. Brigadier General Foltz this after
noon requested all newspapers . cor
respandents to discontinue use of
the word "Sammies' in referring to
American, soldier In news stories
enianatlng from Camp 'Lewis.
No reason for the order was glv
oni bit it is understood that all army
officials are discouraging the use of
the word because if is rfiot pleasins
to the-soldiers themselves,.
IN RAIL WRECK
Bodies of Fifteen. Victims
Sent to Bottom Four
HOUSTON. Texas. Jan. 14. Bod
les of the 15 of tb 16 victims of
the wreck today of a Houston and
Texas Central railroad passenger
tratn near Hammond station, were
trough here late tonight. The body
of the other victim was taken to bis
borne in a nearby. town.
Seven of the more seriously Injur
ed aleo were brought here to a hos
pital. Four soldiers, all private.
wec among ine auica.
Walter Spoerman Taken by
Officer While Attempting
To Blow Up Magazine in
Army Aviation Field '
PRISONER ONCE P.0SED
AS U: S. ARMY CAPTAIN
German Military v Uniform
Found in Apartment
Brother Held, Too
. NORFOLK,' Va., JanJ 14. Naval
Intelligence officers left here tonight
for Baltimore with Walter j Spoer
mann, suspected of being, an active
figure In plots launched by Captain
Bod-Ed, the former German military
attache, and believed to have been
a captain in, the German nrmr.t Ac
cording to thestory unofficially told
here, the man was ; arrested Satur
day while, in the act of attempting
to blow tip a magazine in the un
finished, army aviation field uader
Construction - enar Newport Hews.
' The prisoner will be turned over
to the officers of the department ot
Justice at Balitomer for a." hearing.
So far the only charge formally lodg
ed against him Is understood to be
that he Is a dangerous enemy alien.
Connection with Bernstorff Itevealed
Documents found in his nossession. -
"however, are declared to reveal his
connection with Eoy-Ed and former
German Ambassador Bernstorff and
to incriminate in a spy plot persons
In "Washington, Baltimore and oher
cities. Details of the contents of
documents nre withheld, but it' 13
understood that they will lead to a
number of arrests within a few days.
Spoermann'a activities are said to
have attracted attntion of naval in
tllligence officers many weeks ago,
but hi sarrest was deferred until ad
ditional evidence could be gathered.
Officers followed him night and day,
however, teh quest leadiflg througa
several cities and even to at least
two army camps.- .Frequently, ac
cording, to the story, the prisoner
posed as an, officer of the United
States army. Finally, he visited th
great army and navy base on Ham
pton Roads, but before that a younr
naval agent, posing as a friend ot
Germany, vbad made himself ac
quainted with Spoermann. The of
ficer followed his man closelr in .
Newport 'News and finally to th avi
ation field, four miles north of the
city, where the arrest was made.l
I nvim urtun MXtirrv it ar,
Documents found on the prisoner
and in his rooms at Baltimore are
alleged to show the Spoermann be
gan his work In this country tomo
time before the United States ent
ered theNwar. In one letter from
Boy-Ed there Is said to have' been
a reference to 190,000 advanced
Spoermann by the chief of the Ger-
man spy system In the United States.
There are reports that it has been
established that Spoermann came to
the United States on the German sub
marine U-53 which 'visited Newport.
II. I., more than a year ag and later
sank a number fit mere Iran t shirs
off the roast. -
An account of the chase and ar
rest of Spoermann. omittln? farts
and names which might prove injur
ious to further government Investi
gation was, told by an officer of tho,
bureau of navy intelligence, tu"
whose charge Spoermann tonight
left for Washington.- He - declare l
that attention was first attracted to
the prisoner in Baltimore by reason
of his wearing the uniform of a cap
tain in the United States army. Sat
isfied that the man was a spy, he wa3
allowed free seljrft- Visits to Camp
Meade, Md., to Washington and New
York were noted. When he disap
peared from Baltimore last we'
his quarters were located. The nrsi
form of a lieutenant In the German
army. and .evidence that leads to the
belief that he came 'to this country
on the U-Z3 were discovered.
Spoermann Anxwen tecrlpVm.
Nothing was heard of Spoermann
until one day last week when a re
port was - received that ar man an
swering his description was unaer
arrest at Newport eNewi charged
with attemtplng to fire Ian army
magazine in coure of ererjion ther.
It was Spoermann. Th 1 rilght be
fore a man struck a match near 'tho
magazine.. He was fired on by thi
Auards. but made his escape In the
rfarknesa. Spoermann answered (hi
At a secret, hearing before the
United State's commlMloner Spoer
mann admitted strlklnghe match,
but denied knowing that a magazine
was near. He declared that ho wn$
merely hunting a piece of wood f roi
which to make a erne. Aiked why
he was trespassing in a barred zone,
he pleaded Ignorance of the law.
Confronted with evidence of hli
visits to Camp Meade nd Washinr
ton and of his associations with
other enemy alien. Spoermann "aid
only that be would ratber die than
betray a single friend.
Spoermann speaks Vnsl;h flu
ently with no accent, is well Arc? h'-I
'. tContinucdoa p"Sv