Newspaper Page Text
Disp* tc h cs °* late news are published in The Evening Capital. n-HUSHKD BVKRY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAYS. VOL I.XXVII No. 89. MIGHT 114 FISHERMEN JFSOUTH RIVER Deep Sc.i Kish Ei?ht And Half Feet Lon” Got Enmeshed In Seine Of Captain W. H. Evans And Others Yesterday—Placed On Exhibition THOUGHT TO BE OF MAN-EATING VARIETY four South river fishermen, while hiuhriK seine in the waters of that river just off the County Home yes terday afternoon captured a shark, mtsmiring SVi feet from the mouth ta tip of itH tall, and weighing 350 pounds. H is the largest specimen of the swimmers of the deep that has Ism caught in the waters of upper Chesapeake Hay for several years. Itrsctreil From Deep Water The shark was caught by W. H. Kvans, Ills l>rc thers Arthur and Fred. Evans, and George Stallings, all well known watermen of the South river section Opinions differ as to Just what type of monster it is. Some say it iH what is known as a Sand shark, lut localise of its size and genera) appearance it is believed by others that it Is of tlie man-eating variety. It has a huge head, a mouth that measures 10 inches from corner to corner, a very formidable set of teeth, and large dorsal fin. The fishermen were making their usual seine haul, starting in about 18 feet of water and gradually dragging Inwards shore Suddenly they noticed a heavy pulling. First they thought they had probably enmeshed a big school of hardheads, trout, or other largo edible fish that are quite abund ant in local waters now. Soon, how oar. there was a big fluttering, and the fishers, then practically certain •hey had a shark, made every prepara ton to successfully land the quarry. The flah. darting then pulling, and hit ins at the net. it was no easy task, and It wan half an hour before the finny nmi>ter was rolled into the net and dragged ashore. Then the fishers se cured a heavy club, dealt the big fish smr.il blows across the head, com pletely stunning it and soon after *ards it was dead. Tin* I ig fish was then placed in the (< imillimmmi in, Pag* t.) Liberty Bonds! is the time to convert ''tir Liberty Bonds in CASiI at I’AR or BETTER. BERNARD J. WIEGARD, Sec’ty.-Trcas. —tße Capital City Building and Loan Asso. Office: 81 School. St. A>frfAPOLlB, MD. Ndad and Vegetable SUPPER. : of West Annapolis Methodist Episcopal Church. Thursday, August 24th 0N CHURCH LAWN s uim r from 5 to 10 l\ M. * p Jreshments, Including Ice Cream. Notice! °ur machinery breaking c win not take any tomatoes J ‘ Wednesday, August 30. ,e ‘*Phoue i3i. . ... l AXI, Akn KISH & OYSTER COMPANY Fl1 °I "F JOHNSON PLACE. a-21 FOR SALE *? 1..t „No , North Ami , , removed In a reasonable For particulars in- F. CHILDS. ;j:- y- FKI.DMKYKK. *h " ■ K. COOKE. Trustees. wanted I fn- .’’""’'rwnee man as general ■ ,"tuv with' " 1(1 Anne Arundel I v i >"** - ompany s.dltng 1 :,n • 1 Liability 1 F VJUjI ,C U T' L L. WEIKBEUO. 1 Üble Lldc., Daltimore. Md. ■ a2t Corning Capital. LIFE AND CHARACTER OF H. B. Mies EXTOLLED Of BANK DIRECTORATE The Board of Directors of the An napolis Savings Institution has adopt ed the following memorial minute upon the death of Henry B. Myers, "ho, for a number of years, was one of the directors of the institution: "On the 3rd day of August, 192*2. Henry B. Myers, for many years a member of the Board of Directors of the Annapolis Savings Institution, de-, parted this life at his home near An napolis. "For several years Mr. Myers had been a great sufferer, but. without complaining, he heroically stuck to liis post, meeting the duties of life in family and in business with devotion to his loved ones at home and fidelity to all his engagements with his fel low men. "Beginning business in Annapolis when a young man in a small way. his progressive spirit and high char acter soon won for him the confidence of his fellow men, and in the course of years put him in the front rank or the business men of Annapolis as the founder of the Henry B. Myers Com pany and as the leading spirit in vurious important and successful en terprises. He rendered valuable service as a director of this institu tion, and as a member of the finance committee his judgment was con sidered a safe and reliable guide for the action of the directors in many important matters. "Be it now resolved by the Board of Directors of the Annapolis Savings Institution, in regular meeting as sembled, this 17th day of August. VJ22, that, as a murk of respect and eßtcem for our deceased friend and colleague, this memorial he entered upon the minutes of this meeting and a copy thereof be forwarded to the family of Mr. Myers with expression of our sincere sympathy and regret, and that a copy be also furnished to the press for publication. “B. ALLGIN WELCH. “Secretary.” BILL IN CONGRESS PROPOSES REWARD FOR DISEASE CURES Government reward of $1,000,000 ontd in ten annual installments to my person who discovers a success ful cure for tuberculosis, pneumonia, cancer, eplcpsy or dementia praecox is proposed in a bill introduced in Congress yesterday by Representa tive Sproul, Republican, of Illinois. Under the bill a board consisting of the surgeon-generals of the army and navy and the head of the Public Health Service would investigate claims of cures and authorize pay ment of rewards. BILL INTRODUCED IN HOUSE FOR FUEL COMMISSION <B.v The Ax nor luted Pmm.) WASHINGTON. D. C., Aug. 24.—Es tablishment of a Federal fuel distri bution commission in the “present emergency." and ihe extension of broad powers to the Interstate Com merce Commission with reapeci to the issuing of embargoes and priorities was urged in a measure introduced today by Senator Cummins, Republi can. lowa, chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission Committee. AUTOMOBILE VICTIM S CONDITION SERIOUS The condition of T. J. Slattery, who is a patient at the Emergency Hos pital, remains unchanged. Mr. Slat tery was seriously injured by an auto mobile on Tuesday morning on the Annapolia-Baltlmore Boulevard. He is suffering from concussion of the brain and as yet has shown no signs of improvement. GOVERNOR TO START ON ROUND OF VISITS Governor Ritchie will tomorrow go to Pen-Mar. where he will be a guest at the annual reunion and picnic of the Knights of Columbus, and from there he will go to Cumberland. On Friday he will be a guest at a luncheon to be given jointly by the Rotary Club and the Lions’ Cluß. At night there will be a reception in his honor at the Fort Cumberland Hotel. On Saturday the Governor will go to Hagerstown, where he will attend a dinner given in connection with the ’Washington County Fair. IMPROVE AM [lf nil] STM Two Large Towers Added To Four Which Previously Composed Plant (By Science Service.) Annapolis, the Government’s most powerful wireless stations, has re cently had two more large towers added to its antenna system. Now the powerful navy station is nestled be neath a huge rectangle of six towers, *>oo feet high, inclosing an area of 2,000,000 square feet. The towers are triangular self-sup porting steel structures and the four towers originally provided were placed ou a square, with the station in the ceuter. So great, however, is the available energy of the arc gener ators that a larger antenna system was required to absorb it. This pres ent tower arangement embraces the greater portion of Greenberry Point, including farm buildings, orchards, alfalfa fields and a hog farm operated by the Navy- Department. Gigantic Electric Toaster Not the least of the problems aris ing from the enlarged tower inclosure was the design and erection of the an tenna system. This system not only must be strong enough to support its own weight of seven tons under all conditions of the elements, but must he arranged for iceremoval by elec trically heating the wires. Were this provision overlooked, an accumula tion of 100 tons of ice on the 12 miles of antenna wire would overstress the towers, with disastrous consequences. To prevent this contingency the an tenna, by simple connections, is made in effect a gigantic electric toaster, from which all ice may be melted in a few minutes’ time. But it takes power to do this—two-thirds of the station maximum generator capacity of 750 KW is required, enough to (Continued on I’u* 3.) ANNAPOLISRACQUETEftS DEFEAT NAVY “PLEBES" The Annapolis Tennis Club defeat ed the team of the “Plebes” on the Naval Academy courts yesterday af ternoon by the score of 4 to 3 sets. Although the courts were slow, due ‘o the fact that they have recently been re-surfaced, play was fast and interesting. The Annapolis' Club and the “Plebes” divided honors in the singles, each winning three sets, while the Annapolitans captured one set in doubles. Two sets of doubles were not completed because the “Plebes’’ had to make a formation and therefore forfeited the * sets. A re turn match will le played next week. The summary: Lyman, Navy, defeated Lieut. God frey, Annapolis, 6-4, 8-6; Merrick, Vnnapolis. defeated Young, Navy. 6-3, 1-4; Darden, Annapolis, defeated Johnson, Navy, 6-2, 6-1; Butler, Navy, defeated Rippere, Annapolis, 8-6, 6-2; Gullett, Navy, defeated Ensign Cooper, Annapolis, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1; Wood, Anna polis, defeated Bristor, Navy, 6-3, 5-7," 6-3. Doubles—Godfrey and Merrick, An napolis, defeated Lyman and Young, Navy. 6-3, 6-2. . FORD LAYS OFF 10,000 TRACTOR PLANT WORKERS (By The Atworlatfd free*.) DETROIT. MICH., Aug. 24.—Ten thousand employees of the Ford trac tor plant have been temporarily laid off because of the shortage of coal, it was announced today. The dura tion of their unemployment w T ill de pend upon the amount of coal coming into the plant in the next few weeks, it was said. The tractor plant normally employs 26.P00 men. i Marriage License RIGGALL-JONES —C. John Riggall, 35. Washington. D. C.; Esther Jones. 24, Davidsonville, Anne Arundel county. FOR SPECIAL HEARING OF BUCKET SHOP CASE? i NEW YORK, Aug. 24.—Assignment of the numerous cases growing out o f the anti-bucket shop campaign to a 1 special hearing in September was. : asked today by District Attorney Ban i ton. There have been 85 failures of . Wall Street houses in the last few > months, the District Attorney said, i and investigation indicated that as : sets for most cases were less than two per cent, of the liabilities. ANNAPOLIS, MD., THURSDAY, AUGUST 2L 192* Murder Charge Against Jenkins Girl Dismissed Emphatically denying any knowl edge of an alleged confession of the murder of Michael Cadora, killed at the Belle Grove Inn. upper Anne Arundel county, on July 16 last, Mabel Jenkins, 19 years old, also said i to be known as Mary Bigby, took the j stand in her own behalf at a hearing before Police Justice William S. Welch in the County Court House here this afternoon. Justice Welch held lhat evidence against the woman was Insufficient and dismissed the case. Furthermore, Virginia Pierce, a former chum of the Jenkins girl who had been working in co-operation with Ileputy (Sheriff Louis Schramm, who arrested Miss Jenkins charging her with the murder of Cadora, also gave conflicting statements of circum stances leading up to how she secured the alleged letter of confession and■ other details, compared to the state-1 meats made to State’s Attorney i James M. Munroe on Tuesday, and j also in interviews published in the! press. The only other witnesses examin ed were Deputy Sheriff Schramm and j Miss Grace Scott, the latter of whom is a friend of both Miss Jenkins and Miss Pierce. FBNEi¥Pl¥ BENIAMIN YESTERDAY The funeral services of Park Ben- j jarnin, the noted patent lawyer and graduate of the Naval Academy class of ’67, who died Monday at his sum mer home in Stamford, were held yes terday at his city residence. 270 West Seventy-third street. Friends of the family who were present recalled Mr. Benjamin’s opposition . when his daughter married Enrico Caruso and told of a cablegram received from Mrs. Caruso. In the message, sent front Venice, Italy, Mrs. Caruso ex pressed herseif as being “heart-j broken.” t The services, conducted by the Rev. Elmer Nelson Owen, of Des Moines,! lowa, who is temporarily rector ot All j Angels’ Church, West End avenue- and Eighty-first street, were simple. The \ rooms, however, were banked with floral tributes In the centre of all, rested the coffin, decorated only by one large American flag. Membeiß of the family and Ultimate friends only were present. In accord ance with Mr. Benjamin’s request his body was taken to Fresh Pond, Long Island, for cremation. There were no pallbearers at the funeral. CONGRESS AROUSED BECA USE OF FEE FOR SERVICE GAMES Bill Offered By Representative McGregor, Of New York, Would Prohibit Admission To Annual Football Contest—With drawal Of Free Tickets Brings Action — itt Decision of the Navy Athletic As- J i sociation at the Naval Academy, to i charge members of Congress and i others for tickets of admission to the: football games played by the academy j I team caused Representative Clarence ; * Maegregor, of New York, to offer a ] bill forbidding “any midshipman or i cadet to engage in any athletic game ] cr contest where an admission fee is j < charged,” says the Baltimore Sun. !] The Maegregor bill was offered, after the New York member had re ceived a form letter from Admiral | Washington, chief of the Bureau of Navigation, advising all members of Congress that hereafter they would have to pay to attend the army and navy football contests. Heretofore : members cf Congress have had free , •, tickets to these games, the ordinary allowance being two tickets to a mem -1 ber. with special consideration shown at times to members of the Naval AfTairs Committees of the House and ! Senate. Would Prevent “Commercializing” I Representative Maegregor is sure i his bill will meet with sympathetic response from members who do net 1 think the navy and army games “ | should be “commercialized.” A copy of Admiral Washington’s * letter shows that the Navy Depart ' ment assumes no responsibility in the * matter, but is carrying out the man s' date of the Navy Athletic Aasocia - tion tabooing deadhead tickets. f In a statement Representative Mac s’ gregor said: “My attention is called to the grow - ing spirt of commercialism in the ] military and naval academies of the United States by the letter of Ad- ESTABLISHED IN 1884. NORRIS ASKED TO I QUIT SENATE FIGHT Leading Democrats Feel 3-Corn ered Contest Would Hurt Success In Election j In order to avoid a three-cornered ; [ contest in the forthcoming Democratic * senatorial primary, and thereby to still further cement a closer spirit , of harmony in the party ranks, sev eral influential friends of State Sen- | ator William I, Norris held a con ference in Baltimore yesterday with Senator Norris and endeavored to per suade the latter to withdraw from | the contest for the seat in the United States Senate.. The conference was held in Frank A. Furst’s office, and was attended by Governor Ritchie, Senator Norris. Frank A. Furst, N. Charles Burke, former member of the Court of Ap peals; Millard E. Tydings, candidate I for Representative from the Second [district; Walter F. Mitchell, State j Senator from Charles county; Thomas ; H. Robinson, of Harford county, for i mer State Senator; E. Brooke Lee. 1 former State Comptroller, and Rob ert F. Ennis. Comes As Blow To Norris Mr. Norris said the request came to hint as an unexpected and great alow, but would consider it and con sult with his friends and reply soon Later, he said, it would take him sev eral days to consult with his sup porters in the counties and he might aot be able to make a decision be ore next Sunday. Meanwhile, he said t lie would push his campaign as though nothing of the sort had happened. Governor Ritchie was asked who i called the conference. “I can’t say that any one called it," he replied. “It was a sort of natural evolution. It grew out of a talk 1 had with Mr. Furst and Mr. Leo yes terday. All present felt friendly to Norris and all wished to see a pri (Continued On r>t* •> MARVEL AND ZIEGEMEIER TO BE REAR-ADMIRALS Capt. George R. Marvell, in com mand of the battleship Arizona, was nominated yesterday by President , Harding to be a rear-admiral. He is to be assigned to the Manila (P. I.) naval district as commander. Capt. Henry J. Ziegemeier, now in command of the battleship Califor nia. was also nominated to be rear admiral. He will come to Washing ton to become director of naval op erations miral -Washington stating the price ol admission tickets to the annual army and navy football game. “These institutions are public Insti tutions maintained from public funds. The young men are the chosen of the nation for preferment. It should be their ambition to show to the whole people the wonderful physical devel opment that the bounty of the nation has made possible for them. The vast sums received for admission fees to their games would indicate that they are not filled with a desire to dem onstrate their physical development, but rather that their attention is cen tered upon how much money they can get. It is only the rich who can af ford to attend. Han’t Plctnre Such Sordidnew*” “I cannot picture such sordidness In the renowned Grecian or Roman athlete. Their games were open for all who came and their physical glory was thw glory of the State. The young men of West Point and Anna polis belong to the nation and their gratitude for the opportunity given to them should not te marred by evi dences of greed. * “The Grecian athlete was proud of his simple laurel wreath. Why should the American debase his soul for the dollar? I believe that the contests should be held. They are admirable incentive! for effort, but I prefer that they should be public—open to the rich and poor alike —that the glory should be in the physical and not the financial success. If an appropriation from the public treasury is necessary let it be done, but do not longer flaunt j commercialism as the objective ol (CcaliiMd Oa race 8.) DORSEY J. DUNLAP TO WAGE HIS CAMPAIGN ON “DRY" PLATFORM Dorsey J. Dunlap, of Glen Burnle Anne Arundel county, whose candi dacy for the Democratic nomination Tor Congress in the Fifth district is said to have recently received the en dorsement of the Ku Klux Klan, an nounced today thrt fe would wage his fight for Congress on an unequivocal ly ‘•dry” platform. In a statement Issued by him he de clares that he will oppose any attempt .o nullify or modify the existing pro hibition laws. He also points out that he voted for the enforcement bill ai be last Legislature, and asserts that f it had been passed it would have liddd considerably in stopping the practice of bootlegging. Mr. Dunlap is one of four candi lates for the Democratic nomination n the Fifth district, the other three >eing Clarence M. Roberts, of I’rince leorge's county; Francis E* Mat ingly, of Charles county, and Dr John W. Klemm. of Prince George's 20unty. tOLSTEWSISHTION REQUESTED IN CONGRESS; RESOWN IS KILLED (By The Aaeortated I’rrM.t WASHINGTON. Aug. 24.—Resigna tion of Representative Volstead, Re publican, Minnesota, as chairman tnd as a member of the House Judi ciary Committee because of help al eged to have been given in the last flection by the anti-saloon league, >vaß requested today in a resolution written and presented by Representa tive Pinkham, Republican, Massachu setts. Immediately after reading of the resolution had been concluded Repre sentative Mann, Republican, Illinois, moved that it he laid on the table and he motion was adopted with a loud chorus of ‘‘ayes.” When the resolution was laid on he table, which means that it wa: virtually killed, there was a demand 'ed by Representative Dyer, Republi can, Missouri, to strike it from the records and this was ordered 141 to 3 NHL SETTLEMENT NOW OF TO'SHOPMEN. SKIS SPOKESMEN OF CHIEFS (By The AmMM-laVrd I’re**.) NEW YORK, Aug. 24.—“ It's now up • the shopmen," said a spokesman Tor the big five brotherhood chiefs .his afternoon after they had confer red with a committee representing a group of about twenty roads on a proposition for effecting separate Bet tlements between individual road: ind striking shopmen. This was taken in some quarter! is indicating that the running craft! and representatives of roads total !ing about thirty-five per cent, of the mileage of the United States had reached some sort of definite pro posal for settlement which had beer reported to the shop crafts at a meet '.ng with the mediating brotherhood chiefs, which followed the session with executives. A member of the Shopmen's East ern strike committee made this com ment to newspaper men: .“I’ll tell you that there’s going t<. be no settlement with any nineteen i railroads. You can put that in your pipe and smoke it.’’ GUARD THREATENS ENGINEER; U. P. SHOPMEN WALK OUT (By The Associated Press.) GRAND ISLAND, NEB., Aug. 24 ( Traffic in the local Union Pacific Ita.il ( road yards was tied up today when . switchmen, engineers and firemer ‘ walked out following an alleged , threat of a local guard to an engineer. Company officials said they were con fident the matter could be settled. > *OO MINERS BACK TO WORK IN GEORGE’S CREEK FIELD (By The Associated Preaa.) i CUMBERLAND, MD., Aug. 24. B Three hundred miners have resumed s work in the George’s Creek Held since j B notice of a return to the 1920 scale * was josteu, leading operators an e nounced today. Union leaders said P most of the miners would remain on e strike until an agreement had been 0 reached. * In the Upper Potomac fields ten ad * ditional mines le-opened this week, * the Davi t Coal and Ccke Company an nounced. I ' ; ~*l r THE WEATHER: , * Unsettled. Showers and probably thunder storms. M ha COMI’ItKHENHIVE LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS. PRICE TWO CENTS. TROPHY CUPS e PRESENTEO TO 1 BOIITSKIPPERS Ceremony Features Thursday Luncheon Of Annapolis Rotary Club—Evening Capital Award To Captain Leonard Of Bug eye Faulkner, Cambridge iijk ROTARY PRIZE TO C. BEMBE, EASTPORT The weekly meeting of the Rotary Hub today was featured by the pres entation of cups won at the annual Championship Workboat Races held iff Ray Ridge on August 12. Among ‘he invited guests present were An- Irrw A. Hathaway, of Easton. Md.. chairman of the Regnttn Committee if the Chesapeake Ray Yacht Club; Peter C. Chambliss, Workboat Race Editor of the Sun and Evening Sun of laltimore, the promoters of the •area; Captain Chorles Bembe, of slastport, skipper of the bugeye ‘Louise." which won the Rotary Club’s cup, and Ferdinand C. Latrobc, >f the Annapolis committee in con nection with the regatta. Kastport Boat Refs One The cups presented were the one offered by the Rotary Club of Anna polis to the Anne Arundel county mat making the best record of the lay, and the cup awarded by the Eveuing Capital to the sailboat niak ng the fastest time of the day Irre tpective of class. The former cup #as won by the * bugeye "Louise," Captain Charles Bembe, of Eaetport. ind the latter by the bugeye "Emma A. Faulkner,” Captain C. 8. Leonard. *f Cambridge. Favor Bay Ridge Coarse The presentation of the cups was nade by Ridgely P. Melvin on behalf >f the Rotary Club and the Evening ’apital, and the acceptances were nade by Captain Bembe personally ind by Mr. Hathaway on behalf of Captain Leonard, who was unable to >e present. Mr. Chambliss, of the Tun and Evening Sun of Baltimore, vho had active charge in promoting he regatta and was in large measure esponsible for its success, also spoke ind strongly endorsed the suggestion nade by J. E. Murphy, Managing Edi or of those papers, that Bay Ridge be tdopted as the permanent course for he future regattas. In response to V!r. Murphy’s request of the Rotary Hub as to an expression of opinion a* 1 o the advisability of making Bay Ridge the permanent selection, the :lub passed a resolution to that effect ' ind pledged its support in rendering ivery assistance possible In carrying rut the program. HE SEEK SOCOLQW MID HURT IT GEIRSBHRG (By The Associated Prsaa.) BALTIMORE, MD.. Aug. xilice department sent an agent to Gettysburg this morning to investi gate a report that Walter Socolow ind James (Jack) Hart, sought connection with the murder of Wil iam B. Norris, during the robbery of he Hicks, Tase and Norris Com oany’s payroll last Friday, were said to be at that place and under aurveil lance. According to reports received here rrotn Gettysburg, the two suspects reached that place by train last evett ng. They were noticed and followed by a detective, who informed tbs Gettysburg police. DESCRIPTION DOESN’T TiLLT, SAl’ GETTYSBURG POLICE (By The Associated Press.) GETTYSBURG, PA., Aug. 24. De scription of tins two men arrested here last night do not tally with those )f Walter Socolow and James (Jack) Hart, sought as principals in tne mur der of William B. Norris and the rob bery of a payroll of *7,200 in Balti more last Friday, according- to local police. The two men, apparently strangers, j were seen in Gettysburg late last night and Detective Davia, of a priv ate detective agency at Baltimore, this morning was notified. A descrip tion of Socolow and Hart supplied the local authorities, however, failed to check up with the men being watched here. The two men started out of town on foot this morning. They have not been seen in Gettysburg since.