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HER HUSBAND'S HEROISM REMEMBERED. Mrs. Philip Sheridan, RESCUING PASSENGERS FROM STRANDED STEAMER. When the been ordered to protect United ' ENGLISH AVIATOR REPORTED SAFE ON AN ISLAND. A. Stewart MacLaren i right,! round-the-world widow of Gen. Sheridan, Civil hero as a spectator at the unveiling S. S. Columbia of the Pacific Line went on the rocks at Cano Island, off States :.: i . ;„ flyer, whose plane landed in the ocean near Unippu, off the Japanese coast, during a storm. It was thought of the bronze equestra-.n statue of her husband in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Costa Rica, recently, the U. S. Army transport Chaumont came to the res- ( . • h i that the daring aviator had been lost and vessels searched for him. The report of faLs landing was made by Mrs. Sheridan lives in Washington. The statue is the work of Gutzon i 1 cue. and the photo shows passengers being removed from the Columbia's / revolutionary Brazil. i t jj e Japanese destroyer Isokaze. Copyright t>y I*. ,v a Photos Borglum. Copyright l.y IV &A. Photos. / small boat. Copyright by P. A- A. Photos, _ , Coyprlght by Underwood A Underwood. \ ’ j S. • 1» NAVY’S LARGEST SUBMARINE LAUNCHED AT PORTSMOUTH, N. H. The underseas vessel is just / t j, e ge i ert | on 0 f a rU nninc mate for 1 FATHER AND SON. President Calvin Coolidge and his father, John \ government s fast torpedo boats which is being overhauled at the New twice as large as any built previously for the United States Navy, and it is the first of a fleet of nine which ( , ® i Coolidge, photographed yesterday afternoon on the lawn of the White 1 York navy yard preparatory to work with the "rum coast patrol. Rum will be able to accompany a battle fleet in any weather and at any speed. The name of the new craft is V-l. ( l ** e progressive candidate. ) House. The elder Coolidge is visiting at the Executive Mansion for the runners will have no chance to get away from this craft. Wide World Photo. ( National Photo. | first lime since his son was inaugurated. National Photo. Photo by tailed Picture;* FORMER NEWSBOY AiSATMILLION Greenhaus Tells Judge Small Investment Is Growing Be- | cause He Was Not a Fool. LEGALITY IS QUESTIONED; Court Will Rule Monday on Ex change of Gold Bonds for Cheap Stock. B.v the Associated Pres* NEW YORK. July 19. —An invest ment of $2,590 by Charles H. Green haus. once a newsboy, may grow to a fortune of $1,250,000 through the fluctuations of Middle States Oil stock in the past few months and because he was not a “fool.” he told Supreme Court Justice Burr yesterday. Middle Stales Oil stock once was quoted at 71. Now it is at 1.6 on the exchange, and unsecured. The com pany also has outstanding gold bonds, paying 7 per cent interest, secured. Greenhaus aroused the legal curi osity of the attorney generai of the State when he circularized 200,000 holders of the stock, offering ro ex change the bonds for their stock at a premium. The Attorney General, Through Wilbur W. Chambers, then applied for an injunction to stop the exchanges, which was contested by Greenhaus. * Saw Chance for Profits. "I just saw the situation.” he stal ed; “saw the huge profits that lay in it, and decided I would he a fool if I didn't take advantage of it.” His explanation in court was di gested as follows; “Some months ago former Gov. Has kell of Oklahoma, chairman of the board of directors of Middle States Oil, came close to cornering the mar ket in Southern States Oil, a subsid iary of Middle Stales The court was told that he issued orders to 35 brok ers to purchase stock for him in the open market. Last December the brokers were ready to deliver $5,500,000 worth of the stock, but Mr. Haskell was not then in a position to pay cash for it. Committees of the stock and curb exchanges arranged a compromise ■w;l»«reby the Metropolitan Trust Com pany was made custodian of $5,384,- 000 in gold notes, paying 7 per cent on the Middle Stales concern, which were given the brokers in lieu of cash. Brokers Willing to Bell. Greenhaus said that as this was a hardship on the brokers he found them willing to sell the notes at a considerable discount. He said that this enabled him to exchange the notes for stock, dollar for dollar, and make a profit of 25 per cent, by dumping the stock back on the market. “I’m doing good instead of harm, except to the Middle States Oil peo ple,” he testified, "who have to keep buying the stock or let the bottom drop out of it. I’m virtually giving people cash for their stock, and at enough of a premium to make the exchange worth the trouble for them. 1 have already exchanged 14,000 shares for bonds." The Supreme Court will rule Mon day OB the legality of exchanging good bonds for cheap stock. YOUR BONUS Questions That Bother You Will Be Answered in This Column. AddresM: Room 722, Xrw* I)e --partmrnt, The Evening Star, Washington, 1). C. j Q. If a man has a wife and a child J living and the wife will not divorce j him. because she wants part of 'his | disability compensation and also his | bonus, can she, in case of his death. claim his bonus if he has named as | beneficiary a friend who is in reality | his common-law wife?—CLAIRE. A. The Veteran d'ho rendered the service, under the law, can name any person as his beneficiary. He does not have to name his wife nor his child nor any relative. If he wants a common-iaw wife to receive the benefits of his adjusted compen.saj.ion ; in the event of his death all he has i to do is name her in his application ! for the bonus. No person, whether related or not. can take that right away from him. No person can claim the benefits of his adju.sted compensa tion in case of his death except the person he named as his beneficiary. He can change his beneficiary, how ever, at will with the consent of the director of the Veterans’ Bureau. Q. My husband died in tfie service. During the period he was in the serv ice I received an allotment and at the time of his death was dependent upon him. His mother receives the bene fits of the war risk insurance he carried. I have remarried. Will that fact prevent me from collecting the bonus? —J. L. B. A. The fact that you have remar ried will prevent you from collecting the benefits of the bonus which your husband’s military service earned. If you have any children by your first marriage, they would be entitled to it. If not. your husband’s mother will be entitled to it. provided she was dependent upon him at the time of his death. Q. How long after my death <if I should die before the twenty-year period for which my certificate will run) will it be before my beneficiary will receive any help from the insur ance certificate? Will it be paid in cash or monthly installments? —J. F. M. A. Upon your death, if it should oc cur before the twenty-year period the face value of your certificate will be paid in cash to the beneficiary whom you named. Tour beneficiary will have to submit proof of your death in the form of a death certificate and then the Veterans’ Bureau ought to be able to approve of and authorize the payment in cash in a week or ten days. It will be a comparatively egsy proposition to pay your beneficiary promptly, provided, of course, that there are no complications of a per sonal nature and you* have at no time authorized a change of bene ficiary. The answer to your third question is fully covered in the reply to the first question appearing in to day’s column. Q. In our post of the American Le gion the following question has arisen and we will apreciate very much your- answer to It. If a soldier files an application for the bonus today and dies prior to March 1, 1925, how much would his wife receive, she be ing both the beneficiary named In the application and a dependent at the time of the veteran’s death? —W. M. D. A. Section 501, of title 6, of the ad justed compensation act reads as fol lows, "If the veteran dies after mak ing application—, but before January 1. 1925, then the amount of the face value of the certificate shall be paid in the same manner as If his death had occurred after January 1, 1925." As soon as a veteran has signed an application blank and therein named a beneficiary, the person so named be- THE' EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, T>. 0., SATURDAY, JULY 19,’ 1924. FOOD PIES HERE GO UN PERCENT Increase Shown for Month, But Some Other Cities Show i Steeper Upgrade. Food prices in Washington are still on the upgrade. The Washington \ouseholder during the month from May 15 to June 15 paid 1 per cent more for food than during the previous month, the Labor Department an nounced today, although the increase in this city was not as large as in sev eral others, in one of which food In creased 3 per cent in price and in others 2 per cent. At the same time, however, food prices in the Capital on June 15 of this year were 4 per cent lower than on the sams date a year ago, with 39 of the 51 cities surveyed showing a. de crease in the average family expendi ture for food. As compared with the average cost in the year 1913. food in June, 1924, was 49 per cent higher in Washington, Baltimore and Richmond, only two cities showing a greater increase over the 11-year period than Washington. the various food articles by changes in price, the department an nounced that the decrease in all articles of food combined for the year period from June 15, 1923. to June 15 of this war was about 11-3 per cent. For the 11-year period from June 15. ISIS, to June 15. 1924. the increase in all articles of food combined was a little less than 46 per cent. VIENNA STOCKS BOOM. League Financial Reform Scheme Aids Markets. i VIENNA. July 19.—This city expe rienced a remarkable boom in stock exchange securities as a result of the financial reform scheme of the League of Nations and the stabilization of the Austrian currency, which raised prices of securities far above their actual value. In addition, new capital issues tvere floated—considerably in excess of the normal demands of the country. Now the inevitable reaction has occurred, and the country is 'struggling with a crisis as serious as that of 1873. This catastrophe has been eccenfuated by the miscalcula tion of speculators who gambled upon the continued fall of the franc, partly in order to save themselves from the consequences of the undue expansion of Bourse operations dur inf the preceding boom. Most of them were caught short when the franc, reversed its movement and be gan rapidly mounitng. comes entitled upon the service man’s death to the face value of the policy. If the soldier dies without making application a dependent as described in the act would become entitled to the benefits. But such dependent would not be entitled to the face value of the certificate, but would receive only the amount of adjusted service credit. As the face value of a certificate is almost three times as great as the adjusted service credit it is worth while for all veterans to make an effort to file applications for the bonus promptly so as to be sure that beneficiaries, who in most cases are also dependents, will receive the maximum benefits provided by the act. I MANHATTAN DAYS AND NIGHTS BY HERBERT COREY NEW YORK. July 15.—Today's best story is told by Jacob Richman. Among the Jews animals and poultry killed for the table must be examined by a rabbi. If they prove to have been unhealthy, malformed, or in any way a departure from the normal, they are rejected as not kosher. A client, according to Mr. Richman. ap proached the rabbi: “I want you should look at my chicken. All the time it picks for bread crumbs under the table." "But vhy not?" "For three weeks I have had no bread. 1 think maybe the chicken is crazy.” Every one knows something that isn't so—that there are no more cowboys in the west. If one gets away from the farm-lands in a dozen states there are just as many and just as good cow boys as there used to be. Only they are and always have been cow punchers. But the stock is continually shift ing. Youngsters grow up and become cownunchers and their elders go. It used to puzzle me what became of them. Now I know. They come to Ns-w Y'ork and become policemen. Some go on the mounted sijuad, and some are assigned to the scooter cars and prowl for bandits. Sometimes for other things. "Three goats." reported an agitated citizen of the Bronx, "are loose and raising thunder.” A pair of cowpuncher policemen in a scooter car roped ’em, wrastled ’em, hog-tied ’em. and would have branded ’em if they had had a running iron. Wonder if any reader knows what it is to be truly lonesome? Give a thought to the three little “white In dians" who have been brought on from the Isthmus of Panama. Thipk— COMMUNITY CENTERS MEET AT STADIUM Educational Film Talks Mark First of Series of Con ferences. More than a thousand persons at tended the first open-air program under the auspices of the Community Centers department in the Central High School Stadium last night. Music and the showing of several educational films were features of the program. C. W. Warburton, director of ex tension work 'of the Department of Agriculture, told of some of the de partment’s services to the city. His address was illustrated with motion pictures, which, showed the thorough method in which "Uncle Sam” inspects meat, teas and other commodities which are shipped in interstate com merce or are for foreign export. It was emphasized, however, that food commodities used within a State are sometimes inspected by State-authori-. ties and sometimes are not. This, it was explained, means that meats which are not shipped out of the State often go to the consumer with out any inspection, which, in turn, mean that people eat tubercular meat and food otherwise damaged, and which has not undergone an inspec tion. Besides pictures showing the prep aration of meats, Inspection of them and other foodstuffs there were sev eral pictures shown illustrating the broad expanse of the industry In stock raising and farming in this country. Pictures were also shown of tional parks and of the main Govern ment buildings In this city. F. W. Perkins, head of the office of motion pictures, Department of Agri culture was. in charge of the show- White Indians have always been pa riahs. Shunned by the classy brown Indians who ran true to epidermical fornt. They homed in wet jungles, they did not wear pants, they lived on raw fruit and fish, no one bothered them. Sometimes from a mountain peak they saw a distant steamer or the plume of smoke from an engine on the transisthmian line. Then they were caught, clothed and brought to New York. They lived in a great hotel, they were rushed in elevators, they were hustled into elevated and subway and surface cars, they rode in taxis, they listened to the roar of the city, they were fed on filet mignon and ice cream, and scientists pried open their mouths and rolled back their eyelids. Wonder what those little Indians told each other when they were alone at night? No wonder they have been taken out into the country. They were fading away—of sheer lonesomeness. Inez Haynes Irwin, the short-story writer, is spending the summer at her home at Scituate. Will Irwin vis ited New York to report progress. "And what is Mrs. Irwin doing?” asked her friends. . "Having a wonderful time." said her husband, enthusiastically. "Get ting as brown as a berry. Never saw her look so well. Spends almost her entire time out of doors with a trowel.” And what, asked her friends. Is Mrs. Irwin doing with a trowel? "Digging out poison ivy,” said her husband. The point is not that she is digging poison ivy, or that she is positively immune to the poison of poison ivy, whereas other ivy petters swell into disgusting lumps, but that Will Ir win. who was once the star reporter of the old Sun. did not see any news in it. iCopyrighr. 193-I.> ing of the films. The crowd in the stadium was led in singing "America” and several old fashioned and modern songs by W. R. Schmucker. and was accomi>anied by the Times-Herald Boys’ Band. It was announced that open-air programs would be given each Wed nesday and Friday ’nights in the stadium through the remainder of July and all of August. Mrs. A. J. Driscoll is chairman of the committee in charge of the pro grams. Assisting her are: Mrs. Edith H. Hunter, Miss Bess D. Schreiner and Mrs. Ida E. Kebler. Mrs. W. W. Davis and Mrs. L. W. Hardy are ex offlclo members of the committee. DUNN SISTERS FALL VICTIMS OF BURGLARS Members of Famous Secretarial Families Bobbed of Apparel and Jewelry. Three of the five Dunn sisters — who came into prominence recently when it was found that the quintet were employed as secretaries of mem bers of Congress—were victims of a lock-forcing burglar, who stole about 1400 worth of wearing apparel and jewelry from their apartment, at 2110 19th rtreet, yesterday. Mrs. Marjorie Dunn Weir reported $263 worth- of jewelry and clothes —lncluding her wedding ring, a georgette gown, valued at $55; a $45 satin dress and a S6B silk dress— as her loss. Miss Vera Dunn reported valuables including a S4O dress and $22 in miscellaneous apparel stolen, and Miss Goldie Dunn estimated her loss to the burglar at S7O, consisting of a satin gown, valued at S4O, and a satin dress, valued at S3O. I SHENANDOAH IRIP! TO PAM LISTED Giant Dirigible Will Fly Across Country Next Winter to Join Maneuvers. A cruise of the Navy dirigible Shenandoah from Lakehurst, N. J., to the Pacific coast for maneuvers with the battleship fleet and subse quent return to its hangar in New Jersey has been announced by the Navy Department in a tentative schedule for the airship’s operations from August 1 to next February. The schedule calls for the return of the airship from operations with the Atlantic scouting fleet to Lake hurst November 7. The remainder of that month will be spent in over hauling the Shenandoah preparatory to the transcontinental trip and opera tions with the battle fleet of the Pa cific during January and February next year. To Test Mooring Ship. Beginning August 1 the Shenan doah will start its first actual ex periments with the fuel ship Patoka, which has been equipped with a mooring mast. These tests will be held xvith the Patoka acting as a mobile base in Narragansett Bay and waters of Long Island Sound, New York. From August 8 to 21 radio compass tests will be made and from August 22 to 31 the ship will operate with the scouting fleet in the Atlantic. Other radio tests will be continued from September 1 to 7 and will be followed by additional maneuver operations with the Atlantic scout fleet during the week of September 8 to 15. RUSSIA PLANNING ISSUE OF NEW GOLD CURRENCY One, Three and Five Buble Notes ' Proposed—Feasibility Is a Doubted. MOSCOW, July 19. —The Soviet gov ernment recently promulgated a se ries of decrees adding one more te form to the Russian currency. It will be recalled that in October. 1922, a new state banknote was issued called in denominations of ten rubles gold or more. These bills were protected from depreciation by a gold reserve and have circulated at about par up to the present time. The old Soviet paper money, which has depreciated almost to the point of in visibility,'still remains in circulation as fractional currency. It Is now pro posed to issue a new series of legal tender notes in denominations of one, three and five gold rubles, receivable for public taxes and limited in amount to one-half the chervonets notes in circulation. The old Soviet paper money may be exchanged for these bills at the rate of one kopeck ' for 500 rubles. Small change is to be provided by coining copper pieces of the minimum denominations, and a series of silver pieces ranging from ten kopecks to one ruble in value. Some skepticism Is expressed as to the ability of the government to maintain at par the chervonets and the new bills of smaller denomlna- c tions in view of the chronic deficit in ,Che budget: ' DAM IN SANTEE RIVER TO SHORTEN ROUTE United States Authorizes Construc tion With 14-Mile Canal in South Carolina to Save 75 Miles. The Federal Power Commission yes terday issued a conditional license to the Columbia Railway and Navigation Company of South Carolina to con struct a diversion dam in the Santee River at Ferguson and a 14-mile canal, which, upon the completion of looks, will shorten the water route from Columbia to Charleston by nearly 75 miles. Although the project was described as "barely feasible," the Foundation Company of New York has under taken to finance and construct it. The canal would follow the approxi mate route of an olcr canal built in pre-revolutionary days. and run southeasterly into the basin at the head of the Cooper River. In addi tion to the diversion dam. three or more earthen dams would be con structed to create an equalizing res ervoir. with a power house and tail race, discharging into the Cooper at a point 25 miles above Charleston. The development would be in two stages. In the first the water would be impounded to a surface fifty-five feet above the sea level to de'velop 42.000 horsepower. The second stage of development, providing for the raising of dams ten feet to develop 122.000 horsepower. As there is an existing navigation project on the lower Santee which provides for maintenance of a navi gable depth of six feet from its mouth to a point above Ferguson, the chief engineer of the commission, in recommending a license, declared the licensee be required to construct a lock in the diversion dam to per mit a discharge past it in order to maintain the uniform depth. Provision also was made for the construction of locks by the govern ment, whenever Congress deems it advisable, and for rights of way through the reservoir for a future navigable channel. EFFORTS TO SET ASIDE PACKER LAW ALLEGED Asked to Investigate Moves to Nullify Consent Decree. Inquiry into efforts being made to set aside the consent decree separat ing the big packing companies and their food distributing agencies has been requested of Chairman Brook hart of the special Senate committee investigating the Department of Jus tice by Benjamin C. Marsh, managing director of the Farmers’ National Union. The council’s request calls for in vestigation as soon as the committee can be convened of ‘‘the conditions and reasons affecting the entering of the so-called packer consent decree, while A. Mitchell Palmer was Attor ney General, and the effort made in 1921 by H. M. Daugherty, while At torney General, suddenly to secure the modification or setting aside of the consent decree without providing for a public hearing thereon.” Mining Brisk in Alaska. SEWARD, Alaska, July 19.—-A re vival of mining, principally for gold, has been reported this Summer on the Kenai Peninsula, across whose neck the government’s Alaska rail road runs north from this city. Many prospectors have been attracted to the Nuka Bay section. 50 miles south of Seward, where a discovery was said to have been made at the close of last season. Several quartz prop erties on the peninsula have been sold. LUMBER DEALERS ) FOUNDNOTGUILTY Men Jointly Indicted in Can tonment Cases Likely to Be Dismissed. John 1. Philips, former Republican Stale committeeman of Georgia; his brother, Charles Philips, jr. of At lanta, Oa.; Frank T. Sullivan of Buf falo, N. V , and Charles S. Shotwell of Indianapolis, Ind., were acquitted late yesterday afternoon by a jury in Criminal Division 2 before Justice Bailey of a charge on conspiring to mulct the United States out of 11,500-, 000 in connection with the sale of I surplus lumber from Army canton ments. The case has been on trial tor more 1 than 10 weeks. U. S. Attorney Gordon was not pre ! pared today to say what disposition would he made of the cases against , Gus Eitzen and M. A. Touart. jr.. o' Pensacola, Fla., and Roland Perry ot Washington, who were jointly in dieted with the men acquitted by the jurv. These three were awarded separate trials. It is expected the cakts will be nolle pressed as the result of the acquittal of those re carded as principal defendants. The acquittal of the four men brought forth a demonstration in their favor. As soon as the jury had reported some of the audience began to indicate their approval and J Butler Walsh, a young attorney in the office of Charles A. Douglas, chief counsel for John U Philips clapped his hands. The court ordered the young attorney before Lhe bar and directed him to appear before the court this morning. Walsh Justice Bailey heard young Walsh ( in his chambers this morning ana after reading him a lecture on the proprieties of the courtroom and rer ceiving the apology of the young man, dismissed the charge of contempt. moratorium denied. Brazil Refuses to Sanction Move Urged by Business Men. BUENOS AIRES, July 1?. —It is re ported that the Rio Janeiro govern ment has refused to establish a par tial moratorium throughout Brazil at the suggestion of some commercial interests of that city. The admin istration stated that the measure was not justified under the present circumstances. , ... The government considered tlxat the aid of the Bank of Brazil, which is ready to lend in the different markets of tfae country, is sufficient. DEACONESS HART LEAVES. Head of Mission School at Hankow to Resume Work. Deaconess Edith Hart, head of , the Phoebe Training School for Native Missionaries in Hankow, China, who has been in the United States for a year on a leave of absence, will leave Washington tomorrow for San Francisco, where she will sail August 5 for China, to resume her work.- Miss Harr is the sister of Charles Hart, principal of Eastern High School, and during her visit in the United Slates spent a portion of her time lecturing. .