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' . i,.. IPI ■. , , I''' ~t,.. ',_ " v I f’l \NI |||» ■in iti3 b ■ NEIGHBORHOOD HOI >E rLSTIN AL. The Song of India, to he presented at the annual May fete at Neighborhood House, 4<o N street south NEW MINISTER TO POLAND. Alfred J. Pierson, who has been ap- officer of the Legion of Honor bv Gen. Dumont, the French military * west, the nrst three days in May. Left to right: Marie Kaldenbac k. Elsie Lewis, Louise Da>is, Mary Taylor, Charlotte Harrison, Christine pointed to succeed Hugh Gibson, and J. Butler Wright, third Secretary attache here, yesterday on the twentieth anniversary of his first flight. Smith, I ranees Smith, Mary Lynon, Helen Mr Williams, Ethel Hall, Eleanor Shippe and Neligh Martin. I’ bo, ° J« h n Mueller. stuff r n f St atCj at the White House yesterday. National Photo Co. ’ * National Photo Co. """“ *' * fjjffiW? ffiß, Mi-- on Wheeler. Blair 'ri (.race M. Whelan. president of tin- ( oan. who - be brought about / “““ class of 1925 of the Washington the senator's indictment on evi- **——■■—-—^HHl6Ba6i»e«««—^——™—.3 CONFER ON WORLD COURT. Subcommittee of the Senate foreign relations committee, which is about to College of Law, who will officiate dence collected for Republican MIDGETS VISIT PRESIDENT. Sergts. Dalrymple and Seaman of the White Honse police force, with a group start public hearings. Left to right: Senators Shipstead, Brandegee, Pepper (.chairman), Swanson and at the annual dinner at Rauscher's national committee. of French Lilliputians from the Johnny J. Jones Exposition, calling at the Executive Mansion yesterday. Pittman. Nation*! Photo Co. tonight. National Photo Co. National Photo 00. WILL BLAZON “JESUS” IN LOFTIER LAMPS Women to Ask Permit to Raise Message Over Roof of New Mission. FORMER SIGN TORN DOWN Was long Familiar Landmark Along Lower Avenne. A special permit will be asked of the District Commissioners for the re-erection of the sign, "Jesus, the Light of the World,'’ on Louisiana avenue between 6th and 7th streets northwest, according to a resolution unanimously adopted by the Woman's Interdenominational Missionary Fed eration of the District of Columbia and vicinity, meeting in the Mount "Vernon Place M. E. Church, yesterday afternoon. The sign, which it is desired to have placed on the new Central Union Mis sion's building, now being built, will b® higher than the height allowed in the zoning regulations for that sec tion of the city, and therefore a spe cial permit is necessary. Old Sign Torn Down. The old electric sign, which was fa miliar to all those who traversed Pennsylvania avenue at night, was torn down when the old mission building was dismantled. It had been placed on the old building by the Woman's Interdenominational Mis sionary Pederaton about fourteen years ago. It is said to have cost *I.OOO. Th® new sign. It is estimated, will cost In the neighborhood of $3,000. The Central Union Mission will co operate with the federation in getting the permit, it was announced. A resolution also was adopted by the federation to adopt as its slogan,' '•Close Theaters in the National Capi tal on the Christian Sabbalh.” It Was' pointed out that the slogan is an '•ldeal’’ of the federation and that the members w'ill endeavor to do all in their power to see that the slogan is put Into practical operation by the District government. Opened With. Prayer. ■ Tire meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. Walker Smith of the Park Vlerw Christian Church. B*v. P. S. Vernon, vice president of the World Association of Daily Vaca tion Bible Schools, and Mrs. C. A. Selt asr, chairman of the international committee for the daily vacation Bible schools, toW of the work being done in th© various countries toward re ligions education. Mrs. Thomas Younghusband told of i the work of the federation’s South jLfirlcan mission. Mrs. John Newton Culbertson, president of the federa tion. presided. SPONSORS AIDCONCERT. Washington Saengerbund Will Hold Program Tomorrow. The Washington Saengerbund, one of tho oldest singing societies In Wash ington, will give a concert tomorrow, 8 P-m.. in St. Mary’s Hall, 721 sth street, for the benefit of the hungry chPdren In Germany. The proceeds will be turned over to the American committee for the relief of the German children, Gen. Nelson Miles, Washing ton chairman. The program consists of choruses by the singing society, orchestral selec tions. by the Marine Band Orchestra. Taylor Branson, second leader, assisted by Miss Dorothy Smith, W. F. H. San rpimann, Herbert Erlsman and Walton Boyce. The concert is under the direction of Annand J. Gumprecht and the com mittee in charge are the officers of the Washington Saengerbund, Karl Richter, George M- Slebert, Richard Brauncr, John Wlsehhusen and Richard Schwert «(. I Deputy Sheriff MRS. PAULINE A. SMITH, Who took the oath of office this mom ing as an official in Arlington County. WOMAN TAKES OATH AS DEPUTY SHERIFF Mrs. Pauline A. Smith Will Look After Welfare Cases in Arlington County. Mrs. Pauline A. Smith of Virginia Highlands took the oath of office to . day as a deputy sheriff in Arlington. She is the first woman to hold such a position in the county. Her appointment was directly spon sored by the Organized Women Voters’ League, although backed by numerous civic and other organiza tions of the county. Mrs. Smith was highly recommended for the position because of her activities-and accom plishments in civic and social welfare work. Her untiring efforts have been prominent for years. Mrs. Smith is a member of the Organized Women Voters’ Leagme and the Jef ferson District Women’s Club. As a deputy sheriff, Mrs. Smith's duties will be chiefly social welfare cases involving women and minors. Keeping check on "petting parties” and running down bootleggers and other lawbreakers will be left to the male members of Sheriff Howard B. Fields’ office. FACE CONTEMPT CHARGES. Two Alleged Violators of “Pad lock” Injunctions Are Cited. Assistant United States Attorney ;Kelly yesterday filed contempt of court charges against Joseph S. Graves, colored, who conducts a near beer saloon at 16-18 G street north wcstT and against William Johnson, 1543 4th street northwest. The men are accused of disregarding “pad lock” injunctions. Graves has been convicted on three former contempt charges and was sentenced to serve eighteen months in jail and to pay fines totaling $1,500. Applications for “padlock” injunc tions were filed against James J. Lake, proprietor of the Rochester Hotel, at 910 E street northwest; Ed ward Garrison, Joseph Freeman and Emil Krause, his employes, and against Thomas M. Wright of 235 4% street southwest. THE EVENiyq STAR. WASHINGTON. H. C„ SATURDAY, APRIL 26. 1924. PLAN WORK TO HELP POOR GIRLS OF SOUTH Education Alliance Executives ; Meet Here Today to Con sider Program. Plans for the continuation of their work during the summer months were made at the meeting of the general executive committee of the Southern Woman’s Educational Alliance at the Willard Hotel today. Miss O. Latham Hatcher of Richmond, Va., president of the orgunization, presided. The alliance, now in its tenth year, engaged in providing proper educa tion for the needy girls of the south. Since the work began it is estimated that approximately 10,000 girls have been aided by them. Headquarters of the society are in Richmond and At lanta, although branches have been established in many of the southern states as well as here and in New York. Mrs. Charles W. Wctmore heads the Washington branch and Mrs. Wood row Wilson is the honorary president. In New York, Mrs. Charles Dana Gib son is the leader. A luncheon was held this afternoon at the Willard with Mrs. Wetmore presiding. Talks on the work of the association were made by Dr. W. Car son Ryan of Swarthmore College; Miss Mary Stewart, director of the junior division of the United States Employment Service, and Miss Lena M. Phillips, former founder of the Na. tional Federation of Women's Clubs. A tea will be given In honor of the members this afternoon by Mrs. Claude A. Swanson, wife of the senior senator from Virginia. ATTACKS MONOPOLY’ IN POPULAR MUSIC Theater Official Says Authors and Publishers Conduct “Conspiracy.” Ninety-seven per cent of the pop ular music is controlled by the Amer ican Authors and Publishers' Associa tion, the House patents committee was told late yesterday by Sidney S. Cohen, president of the Motion Pic ture Theater Owners’ Association, while the committee was conducting a hearing on bills dealing with music copyrights. .He charged that this formed a “conspiracy” against theater owners. Samuel Handy, general counsel for the theater owners of Kansas, con tended that the present “pooling of copyrights ought to be stopped,” while J. B. Klugh, executive chairman of the National Broadcasting Asso ciation, attacked th© activities of tho American Association of Authors and Publishers and Its "monopolization” of popular music. SUES TAXI COMPANY. Woman Asks $5,000 Damages. , Charges Injuries In Crash. Mary A. Burkltt has filed suit In the District Supreme Court to recover $3,000 damages from the Black and White Taxi Company for alleged per sonal injuries. She was a passenger in a taxicab of the company August 18 last, she asserts, when it was In collision with another machine on Sherman avenue. Attorneys Wilton J. Lambert and Rudolph H. Yeatman appear for the plaintiff. WATER MAIN BURSTS. ) Pressure in Northeast Temporarily Weakened by Mishap. Water pressure In the suburbs of the northeast was weakened for sev eral hours last night while employes of the water department repaired a break in one section of the new thirty-inch trunk main on Rhode Island avenue near Sd street north east. A small river flowed down the Rhode Island avenue hill and formed a lake at 4th street until the sewers were able to carry it off. J. S. Gar land. superintendent of the depart ment, had not determined the cause of the breaJc this morning. The supply in the Brightwood reservoir was only slightly reduced by the break, Mr. Garland said. When the accident occurred there were seventeen feet of water in that basin, which was only lowered about one foot by the break. PEMBERTON DANCES WIN MUCH APPLAUSE Series of Colorful Interpretations With Excellent Music Presented. Stafford Pemberton and his ballet corps of pretty Washington girls pre-' sented a series of colorful dances to beautiful music at the President Theater last night. Matthew Pero, conductor of the symphonic ensemble, gave the dances fine instrumental ac companiment and also Interesting In terpretations of Mendelssohn’s “Ron do Capricciosi,” Rimsky-Korsakoff’s "Hymn to the Sun,” Victor Herbert’s "Indian Summer” and Tschaikowsky’s “Andante Cantabile.” The special feature, for Its unusual beauty of dance groupings, costuming and setting, was “The Dance of David . Before the Ark of God.” This number offered a fine contrast in theme to “The Slave Market.” the oriental drama which preceded it, and was given with smooth transition of ac tion and good pantomimic effects. Hlinora Peake and Alexia Bronte de serve special commendation for their solo dances in this scene. The second novelty was “The Span ish Dancer.” with a gay. cabaret set ting, graceful waltzing couples in conventional Spanish dance costumes and an interesting tango by Miss Bronte and Mr. Pemberton. Glazanoff s “Bacchanale” was . a brilliant group dance, with especially good concerted dancing in Its finale. The narrative, “Adam and Eve,” danced to exquisite Debussy music, was given with expressionistic beauty and artistic setting. Other numbers included rMusic in Motion,” “Sampson and Delilah” and "Funeral March,” all of which were given in earlier performances this season. The large audience seemed to be cosmopolitan in nature, and it was noticeable that applause of certain numbers was unusually boisterous. DRY RAID AROUSES DOG. Auimal Attacks Detective, • Bat Liquor Is Seised. A bulldog In a stable at 311-13 Mis souri avenue yesterday afternoon reg istered emphatic objection to the arrest of its master, William Graham Smith, manager of the stables, on a charge of violating the Volstead law, and the dog succeeded in tearing away a section of the trousers worn by Detective Dowd of the sixth precinct. ✓ Dowd and Detective Cole seized four teen one-half gallon jars of corn liquor. Charges of Illegal possession and selling were filed against the man ager of the stable. He furnished bond for his appearance. Only forty-four women in Spain have taken out licenses to drive their own automobiles. DRY RAIDERS SEIZE TWO. Automobile and 14 Quarts of Liquor Taken by Police. Having received complaints from wives and mothers that liquor was being sold to members of their fam ilies by an occupant of 4909 Arkansas avenue, Lieut. Walsh. Sergt. Groves 1 and Detectives Weber and Brown of | the tenth precinct last night wound I up an investigation of the complaints 1 by arresting John D. Hereford and Charles M. Reed and confiscating an automobile, ten quarts of whisky and four quarts of gin. Two charges of selling and one of possession and transporting were preferred against Hereford, one of the’ sales being made, it is charged, while he was seated in Reed's new 51.700 automobile. Reed was held on charges of transporting and illegal possession. He was released on $1,500 bond, while Hereford was required to give bond in the sum of $2,000. BOY PIANO GENIUS CHARMS AUDIENCE Shura Cherkassky Proves Complete Mastery in Concert at Cen tral High. The wonder of a boy pianist has always fascinated lovers of good music. There are those who, out of sheer curiosity, go to hear child hood perform, to marvel at musical memory and endurance through a two-hour program of classics. But those who hear Shura Cherkass ky get vastly more than that in re turn, as was again attested last night at Central High School Auditorium, where he was presented by the Com munity Center Department of the Public Schools, under the maaiage rs - Wilson-Greene. Beneath that marvelous technique and artistic interpretation must be something of musical genius far deeper than memory. From the bright, delightful “Spinning Song.” by Mend elssohn. with its .sweet childliken-ss to Chopin’s "Nocturne in E Flat .Major,” full of exquisite nobility of feeling, Shura played his way Into the hearts of his adult hearers. He won. not the patronizing adulation given a “nice boy prodigy." who had done well, hut their whole-hearted, en thusiastic tribute to the artist. Handel's “Harmonious Blacksmith” was given melodious interpretation. Beethoven’s "Sonata in E Minor” was filled with soulful understanding, while in Schubert’s “Impromptu in A Flat Major” the young artist fairly revealed in the soft flowing themes of that old master. Into Mendelssohn’s “Hunting Song” was infused a colorful, rippling beauty. ( A group of four from Chopin show ed fine artistry. Rachmaninoff’s "Melodic in E Major" and “Prelude in G Minor” re vealed further reaches of the boy’s power of expression, while Debussy’s “Reverie” brought dreams of a Corot painting. Moszkowski’s “Waltz In E Major” was played with alternate fire and melody. Three encores In cluded Beethoven’s "Eccos Sals, “Ron dlno” and Mendelssohn’s "Scherzo.” But it was in his own composition, "Prelude Pathetique,” that some clearer insight was afforded the depth of understanding and pure feel ing that inspire this boy to heights of achievement, unusual not only for his age but for any age. Crew Rescued in 30 Minutes. NEW YORK. April 26.—Capt. James Legge and his crow of five men, who were forced to abandon the disabled three-masted schooner David C. Rit cey las*: Tuesday, 480 miles off St. Johns, Newfoundland, were removed from the sinking Vessel and placed aboard the steamship Virginia in thirty nilnutCs, they reported on landing here today. CHARGES U. S. SEEKS TO START NEW WAR I Communist Leader Says America Strives by Fraud to Monopolize Wealth of World. _____ SEES EUROPEAN INVASION Declares Austria and Hungary Al ready Under Financial Heel, By the Associated Press. MOSCOW, April 26.—A May day proclamation issued by the com munist international refers to the United States as not knowing what to do with its "colossal wealth, piled up during the imperialistic war,” and continues: “It is still greedily reaching out for new wealth, searching the whole world for fresh sources and striving by fraud and violence to monopolize them. By this action it Is again re viving the terrible specter of war.” In an article in the Labor Gazette Isael Amster, member of the “central committee of the communist party in the United States and head of the American section of the communist international in Moscow,” says the United States is preparing “a world war which will be unexampled In its cruelty and devastation’.” At the command of the American capitalists, whose interests are scat tered throughout the world, he de clares, the blood of millions will be shed, and he calls upon the American laboring classes and the communist party to devote their efforts to pre vention of such a dreadful even tuality. “Since the Spanish-American war,” the diatribe continues, "the United States, has become a great empire, haring acquired a number of colonies and suzerainty over most of the South American republics. It is ex tending its superiority in the Pacific. Rich in manpower, strong eco nomically and unlimited in capital, it now Is preparing to invade Europe. “Austria and Hungary - , by reason of the loans extended to them, already are under the financial heel of the United States. The samp fate awaits Germany. It may be deduced from this that American imperialism seeks new colonies in Europe, which makes war inevitable.” Amster describes Canada as sliding slowly and peacefully into the hands of the United States. He asserts that the day is not distant when Canada will separate itself entirely from England. HARMONy’iN SAMOA. Naval Governor Reports Populace Satisfied. Good feeling between the natives of Samoa and the naval officers In control of Samoan affairs was re ported to the Navy Department to day by the naval governor of Samoa. Dispatches from Pao JPao on March 11 reported s#cret meetings by na tives to consider petitioning the, President for civil government and to end control of naval officers over Samoan affairs. They reported dis satisfaction with present methods of administration. COOLIOGE GIVES DATA. Submits Hungary Debt Report to Senate. President Coolidge submitted to the Senate yesterday with his approval a report from the World War Debt Funding Commission announcing the funding of the debt of Hungary. Wallace , in Radio Talk 9 Shores Toll Os Forest Fires Enough timber is lost in forest fires in the United States every year to build a five-room frame house every 100 feet on both sides of a road stretching between New York and Chicago, Secretary Wal lace of the Department of Agri culture declared in an address broadcast from station WCAP last night, in connection with Fire- Prevention week. Mr. Wallace said he wanted to arouse every man, woman and child in the country to the enor mity of the losses through forest fires, about 80 per cent of which are caused by human carelessness, according to research of the fin est service. TAX OFFiCE VETERAN GIVEN BIRTHDAY CAKE Phillip Ward, Long District Build ing Worker, Surprised by Associates. Phillip Ward, veteran employe of the District tax office, was at his desk bright and early as usual this morn ing, writing away at his books. A score of other clerks were moving about him in the daily routine. Came a message that he was want ed in the private office of Collector C. M. Towers. But this also was a part of the day’s work. As he started for the chief's office he noticed that all the other clerks were following him. Perhaps it was to be a general office conference, he thought. Inside the collector's door the real surprise came. First he saw Mrs. Ward, to whom he had said good-by at home an hour before. Then he saw Commissioner Oyster, one of his boyhood chums. And on a tabic be tween them he beheld an appetizing white'cake, with seventy-five candles covering its surface. Instead of discussing tax records with Mr. Towers, he heard the col lector tell of the regard in which he is held by his associates. For more than siyteen years Mr. Ward has been in charge of the col lection of license taxes on dogs. SAMUEL W* COOK DIES. Retired Railroad Man Had Just Come From Florida. Samuel W. Cook, eighty-one years old, veteran of the civil war, died in the Berkshire apartments, 1412 Chapin street northwest, yesterday. Mr. Cook was a railroad conductor for many years. He had for some time been on the retired list. He had recently returned from Florida, where he had been spending the winter. Funeral services, under the auspices , of the Grand Army of the Republic, will be beld in Harrisburg, Pa,, Mon day. 'lnterment will be in the Pern brook cemetery of that city. GOES BACK TO MEXICO. The American cruiser Tulsa, which was ordered yesterday from i’rogreso, Yucatan, to Galveston, has received orders to proceed to Frontera, State of Tabasco, Mexico, where she will remain and act as a means of com munication for Consul Robert L. Ran kin. In making this announcement the State Department explained that Consul Rankin had no other means of FILIPINOS FORCED INTO LIBERTY FUND , New Scandal Seen in Scheme to Send Third Parliamentary Mission to U. S. LAW FORBIDS COERCION 1 Yet $2,000,000 Annual Contribu tions Are Exacted. BY WALTER J. ROBB. By Cable to The S(ar and Chicago fhiilr New*. Copyright, 19-4. MANILA, April 2C.—A scandal of \ large proportions has developed in | connection with the sending of a j third parliamentary mission to the • United States to work for the in dependence of the Philippines. To provide a fund for propaganda in this direction ail of the 50,000 civil service employes have been asked to con tribute annually one-fifth of their monthly salaries. If all contribute it is estimated that the fund thus raised will amount to about J 2,000,00» a year. It is to be expended under 0 the supervision of Manuel Quezon. The assessment scheme was devised by Quezon’s protege. Arsenic N. Luz. director general of the campaign, and the organization of the “national sub scription committee” of the legisla ture. The contract follows: “I, John Doe. the undersigned, pledge contributions and I hereby as sign a corresponding amount of my salary as an employe in the bureau of to Arsenio N. Luz (Luz's title follows), who is hereby appointed > by me as ray attorney in fact, for » me and in my place and stead to receive such sum and to receive therefore a. contract of assessment I of salary with mention of the date on which A. N. Luz may draw the same from the treasury." I.aw Against Political Funds. From the way in which the con-*' tract is arranged it is evident that the devisers of the scheme planned to get everything pertaining to the collections of contributions into their own control. The Philippine law pro hibits compelling the civil employes to contribute to political funds. The pink sheets bearing the con tracts were scattered throughout the bureaus and placed under the very noses of the employes at the desks though some of the chiefs say that ( they required that the distribution of * the contracts take place outside the buildings. White sheets intended to be de stroyed as soon as read, say, in part; “The Philippine Independence Com mission, which is composed of every elective member of the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives, knowing the loyalty of our civil serv ice employes to our glorious ideals, has found it necessary to provide for them an easy method by which they may contribute one-fifth of their sal ary to the glorious cause without in terference from our enemies. Promised Salary Increase. “The elective members of the Phil- * ipplne Senate and the House of Rep resentatives, being in possession of our honor roll, will be in position to grant an increase of salary equiva lent to one-fifth of your present sal ary and likewise to separate from among you those enemies of our glorious ideals who have preferred to lick the hand of the autocrat im mediately our course has been won. “Blank forms will be placed in all the offices of the government and made accessible to every employe. ♦ Fill out and sign these forms and send them to the director general of f the campaign and organization. Do- * nations should be made from April 1 and continue until the Philippine Commission of Independence shall de cide otherwise."