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CAPT. C. F. BEERS
Promoted in D. C. Fire De
partment to Succeed C. A.
OTHERS GO UP A GRADE
Lieut. G. W. Smith Advanced to
Captain and Sergt. H. T.
Davis to Lieutenant.
(APT, C. I'. IIEKKS.
Capt. Charles K. Beers of No. 2S en
gine company was promoted to bat
talion chief by the Commissioners in
hoard session today. He succeeds
Chief Charles A. Kreamer. who retires
this week after more than thirty years
Lieut. <J W. Smith was advanced
to captain and Sergt. Henry Tilden
Davis of No. a truck becomes a lieu
Private Gilbert G. Kltcher was ad
vanced to sergeant in place of Davis.
Beers a Reasoned \ eterjin.
Chief Beers Is a seasoned veteran of
the serviic, having been appointed
October 1. I.SA4. He was jnnde an as
sistant forern.;’.* in V-.h'. ;uid a foreman
in 1901. Tbi* position later became
known as'tat l i.i.
Six morths pgi>. whtii a new bat
talion was created to cover the terri
tory on the '.vest eidi of Kook Creek,
('apt. Beers was placed in charge it '
as an act lost chief.’ He was captain of
No. 1 ; njek .’j-oTniw ii ■> for number of
years prb r' so holi-g tjJmaferr -d to
No. 38 engine Company-, oh Cornu c;l- j
cut avenue. He lives: at'9ol3 Hodman
( apt. Smith'll lieeord.
Capt. htiuth was born December 13.
188'J, and jt.in.-d thr department In
19ii3. He was aivaiuod to lieutenant
in November, 19.10. Capt. Smith re
sides at 171. < omit client avenue.
Xheut. Davis sat her t November 14.
IS7k, and appointed-a lireisrau;.*Ju!y 1.
1903. He- was made a sergeant in
1914. lie lives at 101 l Mas.siclius. tos
Self?t. Ci( tG-. rof.:l f' S Debt p’ac • was
born June 9. lS7k: and was appointed ■
a. fireman in October. 19u7r ».
( hlef PnKlnoep’* (nit.il/itcrnifiil.
Chief Engineer doirf-: f*. Watson
announced that *'anr. A. C. Kus* her
of truck No i! will he (Jes gnawed an
acting battalion chief and assigned
to truck No. 2. I’hiit Beers will re-*
main at No. 28 engirt- house.
Capt. Krnest Howard is transferred'
from engine No 3 to truck <5. -
Capt. .lames Mowatt is transferred i
from command of engine 7 to eu- J
Capt. C. W. Smith is transferred
from engine 3-p to engine 7.
Lieut. Davis goes from truck 9 to j
engine 21. ' j
Sergt. C. tv. Staples is designated
acting lieutenant and shifted from .
engine 18 to truck I*.
Sergt. S. E. Colvin goes from truck .
7 \o engine 13.
Frivate J. H. Swann is made acting 1
sergeant and transferred from en- I
gine 1 to 7.
J’rivatp E. A. Smith is transferred :
from truck 3 to engine 1.
ASKS HEALTH TEST
AS SAFETY STEP IN
U.S. DEPARTMENTS ;
■ Continued from First Page.) j
regard in the past on the part of the j
government for safety was perhaps
attributable to the fact that the gov
ernment has lelt itself immune to
ciyil suits for djmng.-s, such as on- !
vate employers are subject to. i
Engineers Once Appointed.
"In 1917 a safety survey of various j
government plants was made by safe- ;
ty l engineers under auspices of the
compensation commission. As a re
sult of the survey a number of de
partmental safety engineers were ap
pointed, but, apparently due to the
shortsighted economy, this work has
,'Mr. Verrill proposed that a new \
safety survey should bo made similar
td'-that conducted in 1917. He advo- |
ogted the appointment of safety en- ■
ghieera in all plants employing large :
numbers of federal employes.
•He declared the government was
backward In Its first aid work, point
ing out that private employers found
If practicable and profitable to main- :
tain numerous first aid stations for
■Every supervising official in the 1
government service should Immedi- ,
ately report all accidents occurring!
tq persons under his supervision, Mr. !
Says Elevator* Are Inspected.
■Col. Sherrill remarked that the pro- I
posal about a safety survey was a good 1
oije and the council just formed, he J
should take a leading part in in- I
stlgating it. Commenting on Mr. Ver- j
rill's reference to government elevators, I
COl. Sherrill said that he had no doubt j
that sortie of the elevators were not of I
the latest type but they are all fre- 1
cpjently Inspected to Insure safety. The I
chairman stated that It would bo ad- j
vieable that all of the government ele- I
valors should bo equipped with au
tomatic -safety devices and an invest!- I
gatton will be made to ascertain in I
what respect they are lacking, the rep- |
resentatives were told.
Col. Sherrill also explained that the
War Department had placed first-aid
cabinets in the public restaurants I
Mr. Owens, the Navy Department
safety expert, cited figures to show
that the accident percentage was
being largely reduced in the Navy
.Department .since the installation of
mechanical safety devices and the
promulgation of education circulars
having to do with safety.
Chester Bouse of the Post Office De
partment declared that the govern
ment should have a realization of t)ie
jMrtousness of the safety movement.
! Uncle Joe Says
That, as Athlete,
He’s ‘D-d Poor ’
Sped*! Dispatch to The Stir.
i DANVILLE, 111., March 21.—Uncle
.Toe Cannon is gradually getting back
[lnto shape after the long and strenu
j ous session of Congress. He de-
IGlares that In all of his career, ho
never experienced a harder session.
Just now he is having his little
jokes, and one played on a young
newspaper man here is worth re-
i Shortly after Uncle Joe reached
■ home week ago the young reporter,
who has recently come to this city
.to take the job of sporting editor of
■ >ne of the conceived the idea
<>f getting up a feature story on •be
'veteran statesman to sell to out
bids papers. A news association or
dered he story.
■ Proceeding to the Second National
Hank, where Unci • Joe makes his
headquarters and v;here he is gen
erally surrounded during his entire
**ay by h!s ad; hirers, the young
reporter forced his way through the
crowd ami stated his name, the na
ture of his visit and then incidentally
remarked that he was the new
isporting editor of a paper here.
1"• s” you’re the sporting editor, are
.you?” said I’ncle Joe. ‘T suppose
.you tell all the dope about the ath
letics In the various lines of sport
■ 'Jhd all that—tell about their con
i' dition and so forth. I reckon."
; " ‘ Ye - S . yes, said the young man
'thinking that interview was coming.
"Well, you can Just tell them that
I nolo Joe is in damned poor con
.dition," and the interview ended right
Prom the 5:30 edition of Vcsterdar's Star.
I BUILDING OPPOSED
Board Goes on Record as Fa
| voring Suspension to More
j The Federal Reserve Board yesterday
i went on record as opposing further
1 building operations by Federal Re
, serve Banks "until the present run
i gestion in the building activities of
j the country is materially relieved and
! costs of building are lowered.”
j The board took action yesterday in
] connection with a recent disapproval of
| bids for the construction of a building
J for th“ Little Rock. Ark., branch of
j the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
I Bids for this work were rejected by the
j board last Friday, and a special com-
I mlttee was appointed to submit to the
I board today a resolution expressing the
; views ol the board with reference to
j federal reserve banks proceeding with
i the construction of branch bank buiid
• mgs at this time.
; The board > esterday passed the fol
i “It is the sense of the Federal Re
: serve Board that until the present
j ■ (ingestion in the building activities
of ihe country Is materially relieved
, and costs of building are lowered,
j federal rc.verve banks .should not odd
i to the existing difficulties of the sit-
I nation by carrying on any branch
j building operations other than those
; now in progress or for which con
traits have already been entered
Whether this action by the Federal
Reserve Hoard had any connection with
Secretary Hoover’s suggestion, made
public today, that the government post
pone its building operations until later
on. was not revealed. Secretary Hoover
j proposed in a communication to the
President that the government suspend
. its building operations for the present
in all departments, in order to relieve
the congestion and to hold in reserve the
government business for a time when
there might be a need for more em
ployment and activity In the building
NEED STUDENT NURSES
AT CASUALTY HOSPITAL
Thirteen Needed, Superintendent
ments at Present.
i . I
i Casualty Hospital has an opening
for thirteen student nurses at pres-1
j ent. it was announced today by Mrs. i
I James It. Mays, recently appointed
superintendent of the hospital, In
making an appeal to young women in
■ ■Hits of Maryland ami Virginia to
register at that institution.
Mrs. Mays said that the shortage i
| of nurses in Washington is still acute
and that local hospitals are finding
i trouble in inducing local girls to en
ter the profession.
; Casualty Hospital holds more in
ducement to student nurses today
than in the past. It is on the ac
i credited list. Graduates from that
J hospital are eligible for examination
of registered nurse as offered bv the
District examining board.
! The posts now open, Mrs. Mays said,
[ will allow matriculation any time
i this spring or summer, but next f ill
: courses will all be carried on hv
FIFTY PERMITS RESTORED
TO OFFENDING AUTOISTS
Operating Licenses Had Been Wlth
! held From Six Months to
Year for Violations.
The operating permits of approxi
mately fifty automobile owners were
■ restored by the Commissioners today'.
Nearly all of these permits had been
withheld from six months to a year
for violations of the traffic regula
This is the second group of restor
ations made recently. Last Decem
■ her the Commissioners returned per
! mlts as Christmas presents to a
, score of other drivers who had vio
lated the regulations.
I Commissioner Oyster, who super
j vises police affairs, picked out from
■ the long list of withheld permits the
| most deserving cases. Although the
■ present board Is making It a policy
! to return permits from time to time,
;it is withholding them in all cases
j for a longer time than has been
| the practice in previous years. Per
| mils formerly were restored after
j sixty or ninety days, but now very
| few are restored short of six months.
RED CROSS ASKS AID. <
j Seeks Volunteer Helpers in Braille
Work for Blind.
j Women in government service were
I appealed to last night by the District
I of Columbia Chapter. American Red
| Cross, to act as volunteers in Braille
i work to aid the war blind. Instruc
tion Is given free on each Tuesday,
beginning at 8 p.m., at the headquar
ters. 16 Jackson place The
appeal stated that any woman who
gives eighteen hours to the training
during a year will be entitled to en
rollment In the organized volunteer
service of the District chapter.
Miss Anna C. Koerper will be at
the headquarter* to enroll all who
THE EVENING WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, MABOH 20, 1923.
; URGES W. J. BRYAN
.Predicts Victory for Demo
| crats in 1924 if Candidate
Is Wisely Picked.
•REPUBLICANS IN REVOLT
; Commoner Declares Prospects Fine,
But Standard Bearer Must
HI DAVID LAWRENCE.
j MIAMI. Fla., .March 20. —William
! Jennings Bryan, thrice the democratic
candidate for the presidency, today
.sat in his study across the bay from
Attorney General Daugherty in Miami
Beach and contributed a few thoughts
to the discussion by the latter on the
subject of the 1924 campaign,
Mr. Bryan says he never likes to
discuss personalities. Whether Mr.
I Harding will or will not be renomi
■ nated isn't a matter that he is any
j too eager to decide, as he will not
j participate in the republican cam
i paign of selection. But he considers
I himself well qualified to speak or>
. what the democratic party should do,
j and to take issue with Mr. Daugh
| erty's predictions as to what will oc
j cur after the nominating conventions
j have been heid.
] Mr. Bryan advises the democrats
to put aside personal preferences and
j name a man not heretofore proml
■ nentiy identified with presidential
j contests in the party.
j "The trend is toward the demo-
I cratic party.” said Mr. Bryan to the
j writer today, “as is shown by the
■ elections of 1922. I do not know
. when we have had an election v/uen
! the verdict of the people was so uni
! formly against the parry in power.
! "Nothing has occurred since the
i election last November to indicate a
! change in the trend, in fact, the at
i tempt to pa.,s the ship subsidy lull
I aggravated the situation. i'he fail
| ure of tlie bit! is in itself pth« r pro. f
■ that in the republican party theie is
la widespread dissatisfaction.
Subsidy Men I.use.
i "The republicans had more than
(two-thirds membership of the House
land yet only passed that bill by
! twenty-four majority, and couldn t
| have passed it at all but fur a pro
i vision which the republican .Senate
struck out, namely, th>- one concern
' inf, annual appropriations for sun-
F "There were seventy-six republicans
. defeated tit tiie last elections for
j Congress and not a single democratic
j district was lost. Os the seventy
i six republicans whose districts went
lover to the- democratic party slxty
-1 sdx voted for the ship subsidy bill In
j the House, .showing that without these
j republicans who had been defeated
the bill would have been badly de
! seated in the House.
I "When you remember that ninety
three republicans joined with the
democrats in defeating the attempt
of the republican leadership to re
i dure the tax cn big incomes and kept
; it at r.O per cent when the republicans
: wanted to lower it to 32. it will be
' seen how large a percentage of re
publican leaders are in revolt on the
i most important question. And the
; revolt among the voters is larger than
j among the leaders because the ir.df
| viduai voter feels more free to rebel
j than does the leader.
"However this trend being due to re
i actionary policies of the republican
j leaders, it would be checked by the
' failure of the democratic party to
j identify itself with progressive and
i remedial measures. If, for Instance,
; the democrats were so foolish as to
( allow big business to name the demo
■ cratic candidate, the people would be
i more Indignant at the democratic party
I than they were last tall at the repub
j llcans. because they expect more pro-
J gressivism from the democrats.”
Mention* \o Name*.
"Who ought to be nominated?” the
i writer asked Mr. Bryan at this point,
j "No one can intelligently pick out
j the most available man so far ahead,"
• was his reply. "It Is easier to elimi
\ nate than to nominate.
i “The democratic candidate must not
j be a representative of Wall street or
j a representative of the wets. Among
Ithe democrats who are progressive and
'dry* the parly ought to choose the man
who at the time seems most likely to
, poll the largest vote. The next Congress
j will shape the lines of the campaign by
; making the issues, and it may develop
| a candidate, because issues make camii
“Every democrat who has the interest
• of the party at heart ought to desire
j the nomination of the most available
i man. Personal preferences ought not
j to outweigh party and national needs.”
| "What well known candidates would
; you mention?" was the next question
j propounded to Mr. Bryan.
Bryan to Take Stump.
"It is not necessary for a man to
be well known.” he said, "nothing
makes a man so well known as to
be a candidate. What we need is a
man who will grow and become
known. The masses would prefer a
man who is not known, but who will
Ibe their friend, rather than a more
j prominent man who will be their
| Mr. Bryan today began his sixty
-1 fourth year. He looks young and
i vigorous. In fact, younger than he
[ did when he was Secretary of State
and more like the campaigner in 1908.
The Commoner first ran for the pres
j idency twenty-seven years ago, but
j doesn't look at bit the veteran pol-
I itlcian that he is, and fully expects
to go on the stump ‘n the 1924 cam
| DR. D. C. MAIN TO SPEAK.
| Will Discuss "Religious Symbo
"Religious Symbolism and the Over
| Emphasis of Sex” will be the subject
i of an address tonight at the Trinity
j Community House, 3d and C streets,
by Dr. D. C. Main, clinical director of
■ St. Elizabeth's Hospital. This lecture
1 is the fifth and next to the last of a
| series of lectures being delivered free
]to the public under the auspices of
j Rev. David R. Coveil.
I Dr. Main in summing up some of
i the principal notes of his address to
; night states that "In all our modern
I religions we have a 'hang-over' from
' some pagan religion. Easter is a for
; mer pagan feast day. As people be-
I came converted to Christianity they
brought over with them pagan con
i cepts which are still used today. A
j corollary exists in the minds of the
nervous people who revert to syutbol
| ism centuries old.”
MOTORISTS GET TAGS.
1 Registration Cards Necessary for
| Several hundred out-of-town motor
j Ists went to the traffic bureau In the
j Graham building, 14th and E streets,
j today for the new registration tags
I which must hereafter be displayed on
j all oars bearing foreign license plates.
• The new tag bears the words "Regis-
J tered, 1923.” Before Issuing the tag
the traffic bureau stamps on It the
date on which the driver’s reciprocity
The purpose of issuing new’ tags to
visitors Is to catch residents of the
District who operate here indefinitely
on foreign tags in order to avoid buy
ing both District u< Maryland
TO KEEP COMMERCE DEPARTMENT INFORMED
OF CONDITIONS AT BUREAU OF STANDARDS
I JjMpMeW, -• ■ iwy qg?l > / - thr'
( onxnlllnc Board to be known n. the Board of Visitor* to the Burma.
Thin board »■« recently appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and ha*
Ju*t made itn llrnt report to him. to rights Front row—Ambrose
Xwacey of Cleveland. Ohloi F. W. MrNilr Houghton of Michigan, Dr. W. M.
Miration, former director of the bureau. Back row—John Freeman of Provi
dence, R. I„ and \V. U. Bancroft of Ithara, V. Y.
OF MAYAS ANTEDATES
(Continued from First Paged
tions probably will be carried on
on a large scale and the foremost
authorities on archeology have agreed
that the possibilities of such an expe
dition cannot be overestimated. The
lost history of the Mayas may never
be found, but there is every hope that
its numerous volumes will he discov
ered in the tombs of the ancient
priests who spent their lives writing
Engraved on Monumenta.
Part of their chronology the Mayas
left engraved on monuments and on
the walls and rooms of their temples,
palaces and homes. Dr. Savllle said.
But the more intimate details of the
era were recorded in book form, on a
material that closely resembles paper
but is exceedingly strong and durable.
Some few leaves of such volumes al
ready have been - discovered and there
is evidence to show that what might
amount to an entire library was buried
In the numerous tombs of its authors.
Like the Egyptians and other ancients
of the old world, the Maya Indians
burled the most treasured effects of
their leaders with the bodies. The tombs
of the Maya priests, who were also the ,
Intellectual leaders of the race, are
known to be under the tloors of the
temples. Explorers came across one of
these tombs by accident recently and
there discovered rare jades, exquisite
bits of jewelry, handsome specimens of
sculpture and statuary. Taking only a
few of choice examples of Maya
art, the quickly sealed
the tomb atffa.n for tear mercenary art
collectors might fiock to the spot and
ruin forever the world’s opportunity to
look into the past through an accurate
glass, Dr. Savilie said.
Would Discover History.
"What we want to do now Is open |
these various tombs and there, per- i
haps, discover the history wo are j
told flea buried.” he continued. "Its
value can not even be estimated, but I
some idea of the high state of civili
zation those ancients had reached
may bo Imagined when we learn for
a fact that they had engineers capa
ble of digging wens 2s« feet deep
through solid rock. And they had
no modern drills to help them.”
The Mayas are known to have been |
astute students of astronomy, and i
perfected a calendar that rivals our |
own. One of the most interesting i
discoveries mentioned by Dr. Savilie |
was that of a column on which was i
carved the figure of a woman, bear
ing a globe on her back. The speak
er added no comment as to what he
thought this may have represented,
but his discription instinctively drew
out a belief that these auicient as
tronomers may have suspected that
this earth is a globe.
Built on Pyramid*.
"Some of their palaces and temples
were three or more stories high,” the
speaker said, "and were built on the
summits of pyramids. These pyramids,
however, were not used for tombs, as
those of ancient Egypt. The walls of
the rooms were plastered and bore
exquisite mural paintings In many In- j
stances, while the stone outside walls 1
were beaulitully carved. Macadam j
and concrete roads were buiit
tnrough me tropical Jungles trom j
city to city, and parts of these ;
ancient highways may still be found, i
so substantially were they con- |
Dr. Savllle thrilled his audience by
his description of a cenotaph, or deep
natural well, into which tradition
says the Maya priests hurled their
most beautiful maidens in time of
drought as living sacrifices to their
gods. True to their religious cus
toms, he said, grieving relatives
threw the victims’ worldly goods into
the water also. Gorgeous jades,
Jewelry and even mosaics have been
recovered from the mud of this well,
which was located at Chlchen-Xtza,
the capital of the Maya civilization,
proving the truth of the stories.
rrgfs Protection of Expedition,
A resolution, which was drawn up
by Dr. Merrlam, president of the Car
negie Institution of Washington, call
ing upon the people of America to
closely co-operato In the "protection,
examination and Interpretation” of
the historical and archeological rec
ords of their continents, was ratified
by the Archaeological Society, after
it had been adopted by the board of
trustees. In a brief address, after the
resolution had been ratified. Dr Mer
rlam declared no field P r ** en *® ??
great an opportunity t° the world
today as that of ancient , hls A t ” r J'._ a _
"And certainly an ol *?, l . A ri*r
history should b« studied first by
Americans,** he said.
Maj. George Oakley Totten who re
constructed a perfect model of one
of the temples of Chlchen-Itza. said
the architecture of the ancient Mayaa
was equal to that of the schools of
France. Maj. Totten Is a prominent
architect himself and has B P e . n *
siderablo time in Yucatan, studying
the old ruins.
.. WILL ADDBESS STUDY. ..
Charles Moore, chairman of the Fin©
Arts Commission, will deliver an ad
dress on "The Federal City——Wash
ington.” before the Washington Study,
in the Highlands apartments, tomor
row morning at 11:30 o'clock. Jus
tice Wendell Phillips Stafford of the
District Supreme Court will address
the study on "The People and Their
Courts of Law,” in the Highlands,
Thursday morning at the same hour.
This address will mark the conclusion
of a series of lectures on "Govern
ment,” which have been held under
the auspices of the study.
IN VAGUE HOSPITAL
PLAN, EXPERTS SAY
(Continued from First Page.)
"between the years 1917-1923, inclu
sive, will be evident from the follow
ing statement. It would be beyond
the province of this report to analyze
what has been accomplished out of
these aprpoprlations and what is left
to the government of a permanent
character. Os necessity a great deal
of the money was spent for tem
porary hospitals established during
the war which had to he abandoned.
On the other hand, if the United
States government had had a federal
plan for its hospital work, probably
much that was otherwise wasted
could have been preserved as perma
nent Institutions for use In the situa
tion that confronts the country to
Then follows a long detailed list of
appropriations, as compiled in the of
fice of the division of bookkeeping
and warrants of the Treasure No
2. 1522. The total Is f3Dj,-
Sharp Disagreements Revealed.
Sharp disagreerr.ets between the
White committee and the Veterans’
Bureau, which arose over certain
problems In which both were con
cerned. are officially revealed for the
first time In the report. These dis
agreements arose. It is explained,
through the transfer of enormous
amounts of supplies from the Army
and public health service to the Vet
erans’ Bureau, and some of which
were needed for equipment of the
hospitals being built by the White
committee, eventually to be managed
and maintained by the Veterans’
Matters had been running smooth
ly enough so long as the public
health service was In charge of the
surplus supplies. It is revealed. "The
consultants forged rapidly ahea/1 on
that basis, and shipments of supplies
from surplus stores wore sent to
those Institutions which were ready
to receive them. With the operation
of the executive order, however,
transferring all surplus supplies from
the public health service to the Vet
erans’ Bureau, disagreement arose
with the latter bureau on the In
terpretation of the following part of
the law.” Here followed an extensive j
quotation from the act.
Refused Use of Supplies.
"The Veterans’ Bureau,” the re
port charges, "refused the Treasury
the use of surplus supplies, and for
weeks It was Impossible to draw sup
plies for equipment. The consultants i
were faced with the problem of pur- I
chasing complete equipment for the ]
Treasury hospitals, irrespective of!
the government possession of supplies i
for this purpose.
"What constituted an equipped hos- \
pltal was so variously interpreted \
that for a time no agreement could
be reached. The inclusion In the bill of |
such words as ‘trackage facilities,’
‘vehicles,’ ‘live stock,’ ffurnlture,’ !
’equipment' and 'accessories.’ led to a
narrow interpretation which was 1
placed on the word ’equipment* by '
the officers of the Veterans’ Bureau.
At last, on May 27, 1922, the control
ler general ruled that the Secretary
must decide, and so the consultants
were forced to adopt an arbitrary
standard on which to proceed. Allot
ments were finally made to the bu
reau of supply to provide the equip
ment on a standard basis for the com
pletion of the hospitals. While these
standards of equipment are not likely
to please all, the consultants feel sure
that for each institution built by the
TVeasury Department adequate and
satisfactory equipment has been pro
Conlroveny Brought to End.
This controversy with the Veterans’
Bureau was finally brought to an end,
through the co-operation of the federal
board of hospitalization. This board,
and "especially Brig. Gen. Charles E.
Sawyer, the chief co-ordinator,” says
the report, "were of the greatest assist
ance In finally securing the available
equipment and shipping it to the vari
ous institutions, thus facilitating the
work of this department.”
The federal plan, proposed by the
committee as a preventive against fu
ture crises In the hospital situation of
the nation provides for the entire prob
lem to be centered In one federal office.
Personnel of Committee.
The White committee consists of a
body of eminent leaders of the pjedlcal
profession who gave their services to
the government. Dr. White of Pitts
burgh, is chairman of the committee,
the other members of which are Dr.
Frank Billings of Chicago: Dr. John G.
Bowman of Pittsburgh, and Dr. George
H. Kirby of New York city.
JEWELER IS DIVORCED.
Mrs. Alice L. Gulli la Granted
Chief Justice McCoy in Equity
Division 2 has awarded an inter
locutory decree of divorce to Mrs.
Alice L. Gulli, wife of Vincent L.
Gulli. Washington Jeweler, against
whom proceedings for a divorce were
instituted last summer. Mrs. Gulli
charges her husband misconducted him
self with another woman, who was
named as co-respondent in the action.
Under the terms of the decree the
wife is awarded the custody of two
Infant children and permanent ali
mony. The couple were married July
21, 1802. In Baltimore. Attorneys
Raymond Neudecker and Les E.
Simonton appear for the wife.
Challenge to Capitalism To
night Marks Epoch in
By the A*«oci«ted Press.
LONDON, March 20. —Socialism
throws down the gauntlet to capitalism
In the house of commons tonight when
Philip Snowden, one of the leaders of
the Independent labor party, puts a
motion denouncing “the capitalist sys
tem” ns a failure and proposing that
legislation be directed toward its
gradual supercession “by an industrial
and social order based upon public
ownerships and democratic control of
the instruments of production and dis
It will be the first time in history
that socialism has launched in the
British parliament a direct formal
challenge of the existing order, and the
event, discussed in the press for sev
eral days, is regarded as one of the
most significant happenings In a long
Support of Other Parties.
All the other parties in the house
are united in opposing Mr. Snowden's
motion, and their whips have urgently
called their respective supporters to
attend tonight's sessions.
Amendments have been framed by
every party. That prepared by the
conservatives declares that “In view
of the admitted efficiency of the cap
italist system” efforts should be made
to extend it. The amendment con-
I eludes with a declaration in favor
of giving workers in each industry
“an opportunity of being associated
legitimately with its direction and
The Independent liberals’ amend
ment states various reasons against
socializing Industry and asserts that
the existing evils can and must be
remedied, not by sudden and revolu
tionary changes, but by a wise and
beneficial economic policy which the
The national liberals also will set
forth various objections. This group's
I amendment expresses the belief that
social redress is obtainable without
' overcoming the present basis of so
i ciety, retaining to the state “the
I benefits of individual Initiative. *•
Little Time tor Solutioß.
Inasmuch as the motion will not
be submitted until &:15 o'clock, and
as the discussion will presumably
end at 11. under the rule applying
to a private member’s business, there
will not be much time for a solution
of the problems involved. It is, there
[ fore, uncertain whether the motion
: will go to a division.
Mr. Snowden desires a division on
the original motion, but it will be
at the speaker's discretion to call for
a discussion of any amendment; the
choice of which one rests with him.
LAW AND RELIGION
TOPIC AT KEITH’S
Dean Wilbur Discusses Man’s Re
lation to God in Midday
After an invocation by Rev. J. C.
Ball and two selections by the Cal
vary Baptist Church Quartet, George
A. King, presiding at the midday
Lenten services, at the Keith’s The
ater, introduced Dean William A. Wil
bur of George Washington Univer
sity as the speaker today. Dean
Wilbur took as his subject "Religion
and the Law.” lie referred to the
tablets of stone brought by Moses
from the mountain, and said that his
address was concerned with the first
tablet only, the relations which man
bears to God.
He drew analogies to man’s estate
from nature and from many quota
tions from various poets showing that
mankind alone refuses to abide by
the law and thus perishes.
“When he disobeys the physical
law he is sick,” said Dean Wilbur.
“When he disobeys the laws of in
tellect he encounters a false phi
losophy which leads him nowhere
and when he disobeys the moral law
he perishes spiritually.
"The Greek had as their highest
symbol the winged horse, Pegasus,
which has been likened unto a
radiant intellect or an intellect equip
ped with imagination but no spir
ituality and the Greeks perished and
their civilization with them because
of the lack of spirituality.”
The speaker tomorrow will be Rev.
James Shera Montgomery. The serv
ices will be conducted by Rev. J.
Judson Ringer. W. Arthur Storm
will preside and a solo will be sung
by W. L. Terry.
FINDS HUSBAND IN RAID.
Enraged Wife Engages “Other
Woman” In Terrific Fight.
The vice squad lafd night raided a
house at 3553 6th street northwest,
and arrested a woman who gave her
name as June Grant on a charge of
keeping a disorderly resort. When
the police entered they declared they
found eight young men and women
in the midst of a riotous party.
While the raiding party was still in
charge of the place, another young
woman burst in, and. recognizing her
husband as one of the revelers, or
dered his arresrt for desertion. A
moment later she and the Grant wom
an engaged in a terrific fight, which
required the combined strength of
two of the officers to halt.
Two young women who are said to
have lived in the house were arrested
and sent to the house of detention
for investigation. Miss Grant's case
was called in Police Court today and
arraignment set for Friday.
RECEIVES ARMY OFFICERS
All the officers of the Army on duty
at the War Department and Its
branches in this city appeared at the
department this morning in complete
uniform to pay their respects to Col.
Dwight F. Davis, the new assistant
secretary, who had expressed a de
sire to meet each of his military as
sociates In person. The presenta
tions were made by Maj. Gen. Hines,
deputy chief of staff, assisted by
Col. Gasser, secretary of the general
staff. This is the first time that
most of the officers have worn their
uniforms since the order permitting
them to wear civilian dress on duly
went Into operation several months
Assistant Secretary Davis has ap
pointed Miss Wall as his private sec
retary. She was formerly associated
with him when he served on the War
ACQUITTED IN KILLING.
Hugh M. Smith, colored, slxty-one
years old. was acquotted late yesterday
afternoon by a Jury in Criminal Di
vision 2 of a charge of murde.r In
the second degree. Smith was ac
cused of killing Peyton Sayles, also
colored, following a quarrel over a
woman on Morris road near Nichole
avenue, Anacostla, September 8, last.
A former trial some weeks ago re
sulted in a disagreement of the jury.
Attorney James A. O’Shea appeared
for the accused.
Gets 32 cents
As His Reward
"That’s gratitude,” sighed Maur
ice Auerbach of 705 6th street
northwest as he was about to
pocket 32 cents which had been
given to him by an unidentified
old lady as a reward for finding
her pocketbook, containing more
than S3OO and a railroad ticket to
Auerbach was dodging the heavy
traffic across Pennsylvania ave
nue at 6th street this morning,
when his eyes fell upon a hand
bag. Opening It, he counted six
SSO notes and some small change,
together with the railroad ticket,
and was reaching for his hip pock
et when the old lady approached
and touched him on the shoulder.
"I believe you have found mv
pocketbook," said the old woman
politely. She described it and its
contents accurately and Auerbach
"Just a moment," said the wom
an as she fingered excitedly in her
recovered purse. "Here's a little
She placed Into his outstretched
palm a quarter, a nickel and 2
cents—all the loose change in the
*’* will writ© you a letter of
thanks, too,” she added, as Auer
bach's Adam’s apple oscillate 1 In
He returned the reward.
I rom the 5:30 Edition of Yesterday’s Star.
601 SERIOUSLY HOOT
BV MODAL TRUCK
Edward Thornton, 6 Years Old,
Taken to Casualty Hospital
With Fractured Sknll.
■While playing In front of his home
yesterday afternoon. Edward Thornton,
six years old. 1305 K street southeast,
was knocked down by a. coal truck
and seriously Injured. He was taken
to Casualty Hospital in a passing
automobile, where physicians say his
skull may be fractured.
Benjamin Parker, twenty-four, 1624
Kramer street, driver of the truck,
is being held at the fifth precinct sta
tion for investigation. According to
Information obtained by the police,
the lad jumped from a lumber wagon
and started across the street into
the path of the automobile. The truck
is the property of L p, Steuart &
DAMAGED SSOO BY FIRE
’ Eire, believed to have started from
a defective fiue, did approximately
SSOO damage to the home of the Re
search University, CO Jackson place,
Engine company No. 1 and truck
No. 3, which responded to a tele
phone call, confined the blaze to the
third floor. Prof. L. W. Rapeer, pres
ident of the university, discovered
smoke, and his secretary. Miss Mar
jont \ andewater. telephoned fire
There were no classes in progress
when the fire started and only a few
employes on the first floor were In
the building. Dr. Rapeer said the
Janitor had just built a new fire in
the furnace and his presumption was
that some accumulation in the fine
20 RADIO PARLEY
'’Continued from First Page.'
tary of Commerce should take hold
of the problem and help the develop
ment of this new art.
Mobile services of the war branches
of the government possibly have been
overlooked in the allocation of wave
lengths. Commander D. C. Ek.g: am of
the Navy warned the conference
Commander Bingham said the devel
opment of aircraft has not reached
Its peak, and that possibly the devel
opment of this branch of the service
would parallel the development of
radio. He added that inasmuch as
there are not enough wave bands for
all broadcasting stations, the govern
ment would have to depend on civic
bodies for their assistance In regula
Demand Exceeds Supply.
The demand for wave lengths ex
ceeds the supply, according to Dr.
Alfred N. Goldsmith, secretary cf the
Institute of Radio Engineers. Dr.
Goldsmith said that unless a broad
casting station uses its wave length
constantly Its use is unjustified.
There is no room in the air for
simultaneous transmission with in
terference. Dr. Goldsmith added.
The present question, and the most
pressing one before the conference,
lie declared, was how many broad
casting channels may be carved in
the air and who shall best use them.
Representing the amateurs of the
United States. Hiram Percy Maxim,
a leader In amateur radio work, said
the industry must learn to co-op
erate. and that without this suggest
ed co-operation uninterrupted trans
mission Is hardly possible.
Six Bands for Broadcasting.
In an agenda submitted to the con
ference for discussion W. D. Terrell,
chief radio Inspector of the Commerce
Department, says the Inspection com
mittee has provided six bands of wave
lengths for the broadcasting service,
two of which are within the govern
ment reservation. Heretofore the
broadcasting service has been limited
to the specific wave lengths of 360,400
and 485 meters. The new arrange
ment, the agenda says, will permit
the reception of signals from several
stations operating simultaneously In
close proximity with the minimum In
terference possible under present
limitations provided receiving ap
paratus of reasonable selectivity is
employed and adjusted efficiently.
The committee recommends that
only one wave length be assigned to
each broadcasting station except sta
tions authorized and licensed to
broadcast government reports, which
should be transmitted exclusively on
the wave length designated and re
served for this service.
"In the absence of the required
legal authority,” the report concludes,
"which the radio bill provided. It
will bo very difficult to carry out our
recommendations without full co
operation between all the Interests
Involved as well as extended and
thorough Inspection by our service,
which must be expanded to meet the
demands made upon It and keep pace
with the rapid development of the
142 QUARTS ABE SEIZED.
One hundred and six quarto of
whisky and twelve quarts of gin
were reported seized this morning,
when* the third precinct prohibition
enforcement squad and Revenue
Agent Evans arrested Lillie Arring
ton. colored. 915 Hughes court. A
charge of Illegal posseselon was pre
ferred. The same officers also ar
rested Frank Newton and Edna
Newton, colored, occupants of 1122
26th street, this morning and charged
Illegal possession of two dozen quarts
F. E. CHAPIN DIES,
Attorney Came to Washing- '
ton in 1881 as Senatorial
FREUEHICK E. UIAI’IN.
Frederick Emmons Chapin, a prou
inent Washington lawyer, died at K;-
residence, 2027 O street northwest
this morning after an illness of six
teen days. Death was due to
Mr. Chapin was bom December 7 ,
1860, at Livonia, N. Y., the son cf
Willard Emmons and Katherine Hart
Chapin. On his maternal side he was
a descendant from John Hart of New
Jersey, a signer of the Declaration
He was educated in the Erie coun
ty, N. Y., public schools and Colum
bian, now George Washington, Un:-
verstty Law School, from which lo
graduated In 1888.
Mr. Chapin came to Washington in
1881, and was private secretary to ’
Senator Joseph K. Hawley of Con
necticut, Justice Jackson and Justie-
Brown of the United States Supren >
Court, which work h>- engaged
from 1885 to 1891. During the rece
of Congress fr-un IMI to 1892 he wo
on tlie editorial staff of the New Yo- :
Admitted to War in 1894.
He was admitted to the bar of t.
United States Supreme Court in 1*94
and after serving three years as auui
tor of the Washington Post and s
legal adviser to the Japanese em
bassy, he- entered business for hi:
He was a member of the Board
Trade, Chamber of commerce. N.
tional Press Club, Metropolitan Club
Chevy Chase Club, Montgomery Con:
try Club. Alibi <’lub, Racquet and T<-
ni.s Club of New York city. Inn:
House Club of Nev York and a mem
ber of St. Margaret’s Episcopal
He is survived by his wife, Mrs
Mary Louise Libbe; Chapin, and *v >
j children, Frederick Joseph and M.-cv..
Katherine Chapin. Funeral an.,:
ments have not been completed.
Trow, the 5:30 Edition of Yesterday’s St_
I. H. OSTHAUS HELD
FOR GRAND JURY
[ Josepii H. Osthaus. :23d Cth stre. •
I southwest, was held for the action o
the grand jury yesterday, afternoon by
i coroner’s jury sitting at the Imiue.-t
into the death of Miss Lib; Buck], ‘
of 21 Cth street northeast. Mi."s Bu.
ley was killed early Monday mut
ing while a passenger in Osthaus
automobile, when it was wreck©',
near Cth and Hobart streets, afte
striking a gulley in the roadway.
Dr. Herbert E. Martyn. deputy cor
oner, testified that an autopsy on tic
body disclosed that death resulted
from a fracture of the skull and hem
Tells of Finding Body.
Arthur I*. Byrd of 1235 E\ar
street northeast testified he discov
ered a body lying besides a wrecked
touring oar of a small type aboi;
7:15 o'clock Sunday morning. H
immediately reported it to the police
of the tenth precinct.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. White of
620A Hobart street gave practically ,
the same testimony, saying that they
heard a skidding noise on Hobart
street between 2:15 and 2:30 o’clock ,
yesterday moaiiag and later heard
the sound of hammering.
Mrs. White sad she heard r.o
screams and that the noise was not
that of a crash, but loud enough to
be noticeable. Mr. White added that
when he took a second look at the
machine from his house, half a block
away, he found that the tights had
been turned off. and took it fro
granted the person operating t was
going to leave it.
Finds Osthaus in lied.
Detective Joseph Waldron teslititM
as to the arrest of Osthaus. sayin£
that he learned he had reported the
theft of an automobile, and finding
he was staying at the home of Mrs.
William R. Griffith, his sister, at 21
6th street northeast, for the night,
went there and asked for Osthaus
Mrs. Griffith aiYked that he wait a
few moments and closed the door, he
Some minutes later, he testified
the door not being opened, he took
a key from the ledge above the ti'icw;
and opened it. walked in and discoC- 1
ered a man in bed. with shoes show -
ing but face covered. It was U ’
thaus. he said.
Waldron introduced a statement,
which he said Osthaus had signed
which Waldron declared was , at-•
variance with the first story tole.' ot •
which Osthaus had denied ail knowjf
edge of the accident. Vt
Osthaus did not testify at the in
Immediately after the verdict, T#
Morris Wampler, attorney for C<»»
thaus, made arrangements for his r/A
lease on bond pending app£ara;ice
before the grand jury.
from the 5:30 Edition of Yesterday’? Siar.
INCOME AND PROFITS
TAX HITS $400,000,008
Income and excess profits taxes paid
March 15 amount to at least $400,000,000,
according to actual figures received at
the Treasury from collectors of internal
revenue, it was reported yesterday by
high officials of the Treasury.
How much more than $400,000,000 the
final reports will show, it was thought,
might bo announced Wednesday. Esti
mates for balancing the budget this year
had taken into account a payment <ui
March 15 of $400,000,000, and any amount
over that, it was explained, will assist
In wiping out the deficit for this fiscal
year, which now is somewhere near