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The United Press circulated the following statement made to its correspondent by Arthur Schrieber prior to his leaving Paris to board the boat train today.

“I have only praise for the three French fliers. They are gentlemen. I hope the American public has not mistaken my motive. I stowed away not because I was seeking glory or dollars, but because I craved the exciting experience.”

The Paris newspapers took a parting shot at Arthur Schrieber as he prepared to sail on the Leviathan on his return home. “What punishment awaits him in the United States?” was the question asked. This question was precipitated by a statement made by Lotti in the morning, in which he admitted that he had forced Schrieber to sign a contract to divide any profits resulting from the flight on a fifty-fifty basis. He added that he does not need or want the money but the other members of the crew needed it, as do the families of dead French fliers who are to get a share. He decided, he said, to send Schrieber home to let the American people “judge him.”

Lotti further disclosed that he received a cable from Clarence D. Chamberlain, the trans-Atlantic flyer who piloted the Columbia on its trans-Atlantic flight, on which Charles A. Levine, its owner, was the passenger. Chamberlain is reported to have cabled the following command: “Send Schrieber home as soon as possible.” The authority for Mr. Chamberlain’s action was not explained. M. Lotti stated that Schrieber had refused theatrical offers made to him.

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