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PEYSER TO ATTACK
PSYCHOLOGY TESTS
\
Wants Special School Board
Meeting to Consider
New Policy.
The psychological tests in the sec
ond division of the public schools, un
der the direction of Miss Jessie La
Salle, loomed today as a new target
for Capt. Julius I. Peyser, progres
sive “bloc” leader on the Board of
Education.
Capt. Peyser is trying to have a
special meeting of the Board of Edu
cation next month to consider a new
policy for administering the intelli
gence tests. With Dr. Frank W. Bal
lou, superintendent of schools, a
strong supporter of the scientific
method of ascertaining the intelli
gence quotient of a child, vacation
ing in the Maine woods, it is not
likely that the special session will
be called.
Not Opposed to Teats.
Capt. Peyser explains that he is
not opposed to the psychological tests,
but believes there should be a better
regulation of their administration.
He says he possesses numerous let
ters which voice opposition to the
tests, one from Brier. Gen. Amos A.
Fries, chief of the Chemical Warfare
Service of the United States Army.
Gen. Fries’ Ittter concerning the
psychological tests, reads In part;
“The whole trouble is this; The pub
lic schools of Washington as at pres
ent carried on desire the help of the
parents when the salarits of the
teachers are to be raised or when
something is to be put over by the
school board, but when it comes to
what is best for the children the par
ents are not considered.
Article in Papers.
“The daily press of yesterday car
ried an ar cle. evidently inspired, the
wording being identical in all the
papers and lauding the efforts of one
Miss La Salle, the psychologist em
ployed by the schools.
"Is there not some way in which
pressure can be brought to hear to
put an end to this utter foolishness
and to stop the propaganda of self
laudation?
“1 think next year I shall take my
daughter out of the public schools
for the reason that I cannot there
get the attention that I feel she
should have.”
Capt. Peyser also joined with Gen.
Pri es in voicing his objection to the
“artificial embellishment of our school
system” through the educational
methods which he said Miss La Salle
Is “trying to thrust down the throat
of Washington."
If the proposed special meeting of
the board is held, it is likely that the
cases of three teachers recently
dropped from the rolls for alleged in
efficiency will be reopened. The in
efficiency charges were the result of
ratings given In educational tests and
measurements and are said to have
taken a new aspect since the board
ordered the dismissal of the teachers
concerned.
LOANS AID STUDENTS.
Woman Founder of System Visit
ing Here From Kentucky.
Originator of a system of student
loans, to permit school pupils to con
tinue their studies Instead of leav
ing school because of financial dif
ficulties, Mrs. Leiia Leidlnger, presi
dent of the Board of Education of
Louisville, Ky,, is in Washington for
a few days. Mrs. Leidinger declares
the system of student loans is the
surest way to insure that education
of the American youth is earned out
in full measure. She has also estab
lished a system of school luncheons,
weighing and measuring systems and
Improved playgrounds.
A report on the student loan sys
tem as used' in the grade and nigh
schools of Louisville has been re
quested by the Bureau of Education
of the Interior Department.
The opium poppy has a pink or
purplelsh-pink flower of much larger
size than the well known red poppy
of Flanders fields.
Store Closed Saturdays During July and August
Rich’s Twice-Yearly Reduction Sale
Women’s High-Grade Footwear
AJEVER such values offered heretofore. In all sincerity,
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Let it be understood that all these Shoes are from our
own stock —all up-to-date models in all materials and col
ors. Also let it be understood that our ENTIRE stock is
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Nurse of Slain
Boy 5 Back, Says
She Was Doped
By the Associated Press.
ELIZABETH. N. J„ July 30.
Anna Sobin, 16, former nurse to
Howard Rothenberg, 7-year-old
Newark boy, who was murdered
at his summer home in Windham,
N. V., a year ago, returned to the
home of her foster parents during
the night, after having been miss
ing since Saturday.
Today she is in the Elizabeth
Hospital, having gone there to ask
treatment for poison, which she
declared she had been forced to
swallow by two men who kid
naped her Saturday night. Hos
pital doctors used a stomach pump
today, but reported they found no
trace of poison or drugs. The girl
said that after she was kidnaped,
in front of her home, she was
forced to drink a liquid and then
thrown out of the car in Roselle
Park. She declared she remembers
nothing between that time and
the hour when she found herself
in front of her home here.
MISS L V. BUSSARD DIES.
Funeral Services Here to Precede
Interment in Baltimore.
Miss Laura V. Bussard, 74 years
old, and a resident of this city for
the last 19 years, died at her resi
dence In the Alabama apartments.
1015 N street, yesterday. She came
to this city from Hagerstown. Md.
Funeral services will be conducted
at Hysong's funeral parlors, 1300 N
street, tonight at 8 o’clock. Inter
ment will be in Baltimore. Md.. to
morrow.
Miss Bussard is survived by two
step-sisters. Miss Margaret E. Mantz
and Miss Minna Mantz. and a step
brother. George E. Mantz.
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THE EVENING STAR. WASHIKCTOTT. P. C.. WEDNESDAY, JULY 30. 1924
JUROR SAYS FALLON
SLIPPED HIM 11,000
Rendigs Government Witness
at Bribery Trial Before U. S.
Court in Chicago.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. July 30.—Charles W.
Rendigs, the juror whom William J.
Fallon, criminal lawyer, was alleged
to have bribed in the trial of the
Durrell-Gregory stock-swindling case
in 1922, was called as a Government
witness today at the trial of Fallon
in Federal Court on a charge of
bribery.
Rendigs is the Government’s star
witness. On examination by Assistant
United States District Attorney Mil
lard. Rendigs said Fallon comnvuni
cated with him on the day after the
Durrell-Gregory trial began.
“How did he communicate with
you?” asked the prosecutor.
“By a telephone message to my
house.” answered the witness.
"What did he say on that occasion?”
continued Mr. Millard.
“ ’ls this a private wire?’ he asked,
and I replied that it was. He then
asked. ’Do you want to meet some
one tonight to your financial benefit,
and will you meet me at the Wood
munsten Inn at S o’clock?*"
91.000 Slipped Into Hand.
Rendigs said he accepted the law
yer’s invitation and went to the inp.
"Mr. Fallon walked up the stairway
and beckoned for me to follov.-,"
Rendigs continued. "When I ap
proached him he shook hands and
then said to me: ‘Those Gregory boys
are fine fellows; they are friends of
mine and I want you to do all you
can for them.’ ”
Fallon then slipped a thousand-dol
lar bill into hla hand, the witness
declared. He quoted Fallon as then
saying: "There’ll be more money in
this case and whatever I get I'll di
vide with you. I will get in touch
with you from time to time.”
Rendigs said he then went home
and that he carried the thousand
dollar bill in his pocket until October
20, when he took it to his bank. He
admitted he held the hill the two
weeks because he “wanted to dis
guise it.”
Rendigs testified that the vote for
acquittal of the Gregorys stood first
7 to 5 and later 8 to 4. “How did
you vote on the Gregorys?” Assistant
Federal Attorney Millard asked.
“I voted for acquittal,” the wit
ness replied. Rendigs admitted he
urged the Jurors who favored the
conviction of the Gregorys to vote for
acquittal.
Bridge Project Abandoned.
Sjierisl Dispatch to The Star.
WESTERNPORT, Md.. July 30.—The
West Virginia State Road Commis
sion has given notice that it will be
unable to finance the building of a
bridge over the Potorrjac between
Piedmont, W. Va , and Westernport,
Md., to 'replace the structure carried
away by the recent flood because it
has ootntraets lot that will require all
of its available funds.
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PLEAS MADE FOR DIVORCE.
Three Cases in Which Husbands
Seek Legal Separation.
Grayson L. Kiser today asked the
District Supreme Court for an abso
lute divorce from Edith A. Kiser,
charging misconduct and naming two
co-respondents. They wore married
December 19. 1919 and have one child.
The husband tells the court that his
wife deserted him last April, taking
with her the child and about SI,OOO of
his money, goods and chattels. He
is represented by Attorneys J. V. Con
nolly and J. H. Sullivan.
Misconduct with two co-respondents
is alleged against Mary McCathran In
a suit for an absolute divorce brought
by George D. McCathran. One of
the "other fellows” is sojourning In
the penitentiary at Leavenworth, the
court .is advised. The McCathrans
were married at Alexandria- Va_, Sep
tember 6, 1919, ard have one child.
Attorney N. C. Turnage appears for
the husband.
Annulment of marriage Ist sought
in a suit filed by Albert Green against
Olivia T. Green. The ceremony took
place at Richmond. Va, November
14, 1923, and the husband asserts that
his consent was procured by fraud
and misrepresentations. He is rep
resented by Attorney N. C. Turnage.
Dr. Florence R. Sabin is about to
retire from her position as professor
of histology at Johns Hopkins Med
ical School in order to take up her
new work as a member of the scien
tific staff of the Rockefeller Insti
tute for Medical Research.
ACTORS AT LUNCH.
Furnish Entertainment for Civitan
Members.
An entertainment by the Belasco
Theater players featured a luncheon
of the Civitan Club in the La Fayette
Hotel yesterday.
The program included a reading by
Donald Oallaher, several numbers on
the cello by Harry Irving, accom
panied by Miss Leona Boutelle at the
piano; dramatic and humorous reci
tations by Everett Butterfield, and a
radio broadcasting scene taken from
the play. “The Deep Tangled Wild
wood." Those taking part in the
sketch were: Miss Patterson, Miss
Johann, Miss Gay. Miss Boutelle. Mr.
Gallaher, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Platt,
Mr. Thomas and Mr. Irving. James
Proctor, president of the club, pre
sided
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