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sapreme session was opened witli high mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral mrivi nroctnvr *vr» me crTccrccnn f » c » » i n • i c . ~,,,. , ■ , iv,- w v«rl 9nnnn > „f, ,_ «„ p i Mrrivn.v 1 GEN. rLKShLLNG AND Hlh SkLCLahOR. The Chief of Staff of the United States Army (left) discussing 7“” - ~““- w *■••"- ■• -“• —• — ’ -«*..»«=..»- lives F. Lambert, R. S. Prall and F. R. Reid. * National Photo. I 1 Daniel J. Curley. Copyright Underwood & Underwood. i| Henry Miller News Picture Service. SIS ILK Ur DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE. Mr?. John A. Preston, sister i contest: Youngest grandmother, prettiest grandmother, largest family, of John W. Davis, photographed first time in 20 years. With her is her 1 JAPANESE MILITARY MISSION DECORATES UNKNOWN SOLDIER CRAVE. Gen. EL Wada and other members of the Japanese Army and youngest mother (her daughter at left, Mrs. Alma Miller,ll l, youngest son, William C. Preston, at his home in Cincinnati. "Wide World Photos. J officials of the Japanese Elmbassy here, at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday. National Photo. ( baby and bobbed-haired family. P- &-L Photos COOLIDGE URGED TOTAKESTUMP Packers Do Not Want Presi dent to Depend Entirely on Radio. WOULD LIMIT SPEECHES Executive Has Made It Clear That Campaign Must Be Dignified. president Coolidge has made it clear to the Republican national leaders that he desires the G. O. P. presidential campaign conducted in dignified fashion, without resort • »ther to personalities or to bizarre advertising methods. tie has used the bit upon some of the champing Republican strategists who desire to tear loose regardless, with personal Attacks on John W. Davis and Sen ator La Follette. It is related that one Republican enthusiast ordered some large bal loons with pictures of Coolidge and Dawes and appropriate legends upon them. The balloons are now in stor age, as attempts to win the consent of the President to their use have so far proved unavailing. This incident showed some that the President is keeping closely in touch with cam paign developments and never will allow the reins of authority to be far away frpm his hands at any time. William M. Butler, chairman of the Republican national committee, fre quently is in touch with the White House by telephone while away from Washington, and no important step is taken without the President hav ing full knowledge of its significance. Stamping Is Considered. While there has been no change in the President’s plans to remain on the job here, the advisability of mak ing a few speeches in important key cities later in the campaign is con stantly under discussion in adminis trative circles. Some do not believe the radio will play such an impor tant part in the campaign as has been predicted. It will have its place, a necessary one, all agree, but some ■who have given much attention to the matter doubt whether it will be come the most important avenue of reaching the voters. Their thought is principally that after a half dozen or a dozen impor tant speeches by the major presiden tial candidates have been broadcast Interest may begin to wane. They cite other possible drawbacks —those ■who haven’t radio equipment; those who will not care to go to a hall to hear a speech by radio. The radio fans believe, however, that if local managers build attractive programs around It, broadcasting of a major presidential speech will prove an at traction almost anywhere. Tha ora of free broadcasting of political speeches Is over. Whatever VICIOUS DOGS PERIL TO CITY RESIDENTS Approximately 300 Persons Bitten Since January 1 Is Record Disclosed. Approximately 300 persons have been attacked by dogs since the be ginning of the current year. Many of the offending animals were put to death, while a few owners paid a money penalty for violations of the law intended to safeguard persons against canines. Jonahtan Barnes, 40, 5713 Potomac avenue, was attacked by two dogs and bitten on his legs while on the premises of Leonard P. Brown, a neighbor. William C. Martin, 34, 3010 M street, suffered a bite on the left leg from a dog in front of 1408 Hamlin street northeast. While playing in an alley near her home yesterday afternoon Gertrude Hill, colored, 11, 12 Hanover street, was attacked by a dog. The animal was given to the poundmaster. Sherman Lynn, 21, 1216 Connecticut avenue, employed at 1114 Seventh street, was bitten on the right leg yesterday afternoon by a dog chained In the rear yard at his place of em ployment. Willie Ward. 22 months, 1363 First street southwest, was bitten on the mouth by the dog of a neighbor. Coolidge, Davis or La Follette cam paign speeches may be broadcast will have to be paid for by their national and local campaign committees. The Republican State committee of Massa chusetts, for example, will probably have to meet the local expense of making hookups to broadcast a Coolidge speech in Massachusetts. Those will prove an important item on the expense accounts this year of the Republican, Democratic and La Follette committees. Want* No Favor*. When President Coolidge delivers his speech of acceptance of the Re publican presidential nomination here a week from tonight he will be speaking as a candidate accepting a nomination, will be making a politi cal speech, and the radio broadcast ing will be strictly a matter of busi ness. The President is said to have taken the position, when the question first arose, that he wished to be re garded in this matter exactly on the same basis with Davis and La P6l -e—that is. that he did not expect and would not accept any special radio privileges because he Is President. Broadcasting on a national scale is an expensive proposition for the com panies interested and they obviously could not afford to do it without com pensation, especially on the scale con templated in this presidential cam paign. Some Republican leaders want the President to make a few stump speeches later, to top off the speeches he will make here in response to greetings from delegations arriving to pledge their support, after the fashion of the Harding "front porch" campaign of four years ago. The odds are very much against any ex tensive stumping tour, but if the Presi dent can be induced to make a few speeches, a number of the New Eng land members of Congress will; urge him, largely for sentimental reasons, to make one address in bis own baili wick. . i THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 6, 1924. 10,000 BLUE RIDGE VETERME DUE 80th Division Holds Reunion in Pittsburgh August 27-31. Special Dispatch to The Star. PITTSBURGH, Pa., August 6. More than 10,000 veterans of the 80th Blue Ridge Division, A. E. F., will gather in Pittsburgh during the week of August 27 to 31 for the fifth na tional reunion of this famous Na tional Army division. Reductions on all railroads to fare and one-half for the round trip will apply, and na tional headquarters of the division association, at 915 Bessemer building, Pittsburgh, daily, is receiving hun dreds of requests for identification certificates necessary to secure the reduced rate. Special low prices will also be effective for the visitors in the hotels, and committees are work ing on plans for the entertainment of the veterans and their relatives dur ing the five days of the convention. It is expected that many of the Blue Ridgers in Virginia, West Vir ginia, eastern Pennsylvania, New Tork and Ohio will travel to the convention by auto, and the city’s newly equipped tourist camp in Schenley Park will appeal to many, it having been provided with many conveniences for campers, including a swimming pool. It is located in the heart of the city. 25,000 Invitations Out. Twenty-five thousand invitations have been sent to the membership of the division for whom up-to-date addresses are on file, and it is antici pated that the attendance will ex ceed that of previous reunions, which were very successful, the first being held in Richmond, Va.; the second In Pittsburgh, the third in Charles ton, W. Va., and the fourth in Nor folk, Va. The program includes sightseeing trips, horse racing, base ball games, smoker, receptions, banquets, parade, dances, boat trips, picnics and other events and closes with memorial services to the dead of the division. Among the members of the division who will be present are; Maj. Gen. Adelbert Cronkhlte U. S. A., retired, war-time commander of the 80th and president of the Veterans’ Associat ion; Brig. Gen. Lloyd M. Brett, U. S. A., retired, former commander of the 160th Infantry Brigade, 80th Division and the present commander in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States: Maj, Gen. C. S. Farnsworth, Brig. Gen. G. H. Jamerson, Col. Charles Keller, Col. Col. Frank Cocheu, chief of staff of the 3d Corps Area and former com mander of the 319th Infantry Regi ment: Col. Brlant H. Wells, Col. O. E. Hunt, Brig. Gen. G. G. Heiner, CoL Charles D. Herron and many others. Columbian President Honored. Miss Elizabeth Wilson, president of Columbian Women, has received word that she has qualified as an associate of the American Actuarial Society, by passing the difficult mathematical ex amination set by the society. Miss Wilson is one of the very few women in the country to receiye this honor.. PROGRAM OF BAND CONCERTS By the United States Navy Band, Charles Wise, assistant director, at the bandstand. Navy Yard, to day at 7:30 p.m. March, "The U. S. Navy Band." De Giorgio Overture. “Sicilian Vespers". .Verdi Two solos for cornet — (a) “Inflammatus,” from “Sta-- at Mater” Rossini (b) “The Lost Chord". .. .Sullivan (Bandmaster G. de Giorgio.) Grand scenes from “Lohen grin" Wagner Selection of Harry Lauder's famous songs, “Auld Scotia,” Lauder “Grand War March and Battle Hymn,” from the opera “Ri enzi” Wagner Selection, "Songs of the Old Folks” Arranged by Lake Two popular numbers — (1) "What Has Become of Hinky • Dinky Parlay Voo?” Dubin (2) “Oh, Baby. Don’t Say No, Say Maybe” Donaldson “The Star Spangled Banner" By the United States Soldiers’ Home Band, John S. M. Zimmer mann. bandmaster, at the band stand, Soldiers’ Home, today, at 5:45 o'clock,: March, “America First" Losey Overture, “The Siege of Ro chelle” Balfe Group of Mexican songs: (a) “La Golondrina,” (b) “Horas Melancolla” (requested), (c) "La Palmera.” Scenes from comic opera. The Mikado” (requested) Sullivan Fox trot, “In the Evening," Donaldson Medley waltz. “Old-Timers" . .Lake Finale, “No, No, Nora”... .Erdman “The Star Spangled Banner.” The Army Music School, Wash ington Barracks, Washington, D. C., at South Dakota avenue. Twen ty-sixth and Irving streets north east, tomorrow, at 7:30 p.m., Stu dent Simon A. Dapp conducting. March, “Militalre" Schubert Hungarian overture, “Csokonay ’ Keler-Bela Extra —Fox trot, “Mr. Radio Man” Friend. Dance suite—Four characteristic dances Tschakoff (a) "Sambo’s Holiday,” dance Af ricaine. (b) “Cossack Revels,” dance gro tesque. (c) “Pekoe’s Dance,” polka ele gante. (d) “Valse Russe,” Russian in termezzo. Waltzes, “Espana” Waldteufel Solo for cornet, "Brown’s Auto graph Polka” Casey (Played by Joseph H. Ballard.) Excerpts from “The Chocolate Sol dier” Straus Finale —(a) Fox trot, “Not Yet Su -1 xetfe” I-- ■ • • -Coots (b) March, “The Saracen Guard,” White “The Star Spangled Banner.” By the United States Marine Band, William H. Santelmann, leader; Taylor Branson, second leader; at the United States Capitol today at 5 p.m. March, “Stanch and True”... .Teike Overture, "Festival” Lassen Characteristic Fantasia, “By the Swannee River” Myddleton Solo for trombone, “May Blossoms” Clark Principal Musician Robert Clark. Grand scenes from “Hansel and Gretel” Humperdinck Suite, “Algerlenne”... .Salnt-Saens (a) Prelude. (b) Reverie du Soir. (c) Marche Militalre Francalse. Grand March from “Tann hauaer” Wagner “The" Star Spangled Banner*" Logan Park, Fourteenth and V streets, Anacostia. concert by the United States Marine Band, to morrow, at 7:30 p.m., William H. Santelmann, leader; Taylor Bran son, second leader program; "Marine Band Anniversary March” Scharbau Overture, "Poet and Peasant," Suppe (a) "Valse Bluette” Drigo (b) “Cinderella’s Wedding Proces sion” Dicker Selection, “Singing Girl,” Herbert "Souvenir” Drdla Waltz, “A Dream on the Ocean.” Gungl “II Trovatore” Verdi “The Star Spangled Banner." Marine Barracks, tomorow at 4:SO p.m., concert by the United States Marine Band, William H. Santelmann. leader; Taylor Bran son, second leader; program: March, "High School Cadets,” Sousa Overture, “Fingal’s Cave.” Mendelssohn Characteristic fantasia, “My Old Kentucky Home” Langley Solo for trombone, “May Blossoms,” Clark Musician Robert E. Clark. Grand scenes from "Cavaleria Rusticana” Mascagni Ballet music, “The Jewess," Halvy War march and battle hymn from “Rienzl” Wagner Marine’s hymn, “The Halls of Mon tezuma,” "The Star Spangled Banner.” DR. DUNCAN DESPARD VICTIM OF ASSASSIN Noted Surgeon, Friend of John W. Davis, Presidential Nominee, Fatally Shot. By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, August 6.—Dr. Duncan I* Despard, noted, surgeon, shot while in his office yesterday by a man believed mentally unbalanced, who then shot and killed himself, died tonight in the Polyclinic Hos pital. The assailant’s bullet pierced the physician’s shoulder and lung. The dead man was identified by police as Alfonso Masi, 40, a tailor. Dr. Des pard was said to have operated on Masi a year ago. Dr. Despard, who was a close per sonal friend of John W. Davis, Demo cratic presidential nominee, was as sociate professor of gynecology at the Polyclinic Hospital and cllnlcaJ demonstrator of surgery at the Jef ferson Medical College. H© also was noted as a nerve specialist. Masi, married, and father of three children, is said to have been a hypochondriac, having been operated on a number of times at various hos pitals. News Shocks Mr. Davis. LOCUST VALLEY, N. Y., August 6. —Dr. Duncan Despard, who was shot and fatally wounded while in his Philadelphia office yesterday by Alonso Masi, was a close personal friend of John W. Davis, Democratic presidential nominee, and Mrs. Davia The news of the shooting was trans mitted to them at their home here tonight, and came as a shock. Mrs. Davis will go to Philadelphia to Join Dr. Despard's family, and she expects to accompany them to Clarksburg, W. Va, Dr. Despard’s home town, where interment will take place, . NATIONAL GUARD TOGETINSURANCE “Group” Program for D. C. Force Announced by Com mander, Gen. Stephan. Insurance for the members of the National Guard of the District of Columbia under the group plan has been provided for by Maj. Gen. Anton Stephan, commanding the District of Columbia Militia and the 29th Na tional Gpard Division, the latter com prising the National Guard troops of this city, Maryland and Virginia. This announcement was made at the armory, 472 L street northwest, last night, while the I2lst Regiment of Engineers and the 29th Military Po lice Company were making prepara tions to go to camp at Fort Hum phreys, Va., next Sunday for a period of active training lasting two weeks. While Gen. Stephan has contracted for the Insurance, CoL John W. Oeh mann, commanding the 121st En gineers, will lay the proposition before the command while they are in camp next week. Applications will be received at that time. Limit Placed on Policies. The limitations on the policies are $2,000 for privates, $3,000 for non commissioned officers and $5,000 for officers, at a rate of $8 per SI,OOO per annum. The policies will pay the en listed men $52.50 a month for 40 months for illness or other disability; non-commissioned officers, $54 a month for 60 months, and for officers, S9O per month for a period of 60 months. No medical examinations or family history is required in order to take out the policy, the insurance company accepting the medical examinations of the National Guard surgeons given the men upon enlistment. Visiting nurse service in the event of illness also is provided under the terms of the policy which will be issued. Loving Cup for Ball Team. With the entire command in forma tion, CoL Oehmann last night pre sented to Maj. Georg© J. Allen, com manding the medical detachment, a large silver loving cup, awarded the medical base ball team for the guard championship last year. It will be retained for a year and then given to the successful team this year in the National Guard League. To instill the spirit of competition among the various commands of the Guard, Col. Oehmann last night an nounced that he had obtained a gold medal, which will be awarded to the company commander whose command obtains the highest rating of efficiency while in camp at Fort Humphreys. The Regular Army inspector instruct ors will be the judges, and the medal will be retained by the company com mander as his permanent, personal property. Files Petition in Bankruptcy, WilHam Dobkin, grocer, of 2413 Nichols avenue southeast, has filed a petition in voluntary bankruptcy. He lists his debts at $1,269 and esti mates his assets at $750. He is rep resented by Attorney Charles C. Col lin*. . „ . . . I YOUR BONUS Questions That Bother You Will Be Answered in This Column. Addmn Room 722, »wa De partment, The Evening Star. Washington, 1). C. Q. I have just returned from Eng land and have been told about the help your paper is giving persons who are interested in the new com pensation act. If you wiK answer my question I will appreciate it very much. I married an officer of the English army after the war was over and he passed away just before I came back to America. I served as a nurse during the war. Am I en titled to the compensation even though I am a British subject?—D. G. A. You are entitled to the benefits of the act for the period you served In the American Army during the war, regardless of your citizenship. Q. The oath of dependency has confused me. I do not know whether or not I am entitled to the benefits of adjusted compensation or if I dare to send in an application blank. Please answer the following question for me. My son served almost two years in the Army, and during that period I was not dependent upon him. My husband died in 1919. Then I be came dependent upon my son. He died last year. I was not dependent during the time of my boy’s service, but subsequently did become depend ent, To be entitled must I have been dependent at the time he served or am I entitled if my dependency existed at the time of my boy’s death? —Mrs. W. A. The law requires that you must have been dependent at the time of the veteran’s death, so you are entitled to the benefits as you were dependent at the time of your son’s death. You are entitled to the benefits of the act and you need have no fear in signing the oath of de pendency If you were dependent upon your son at the time of his death. Had your son died during the life time of your husband you would not have been dependent and you would not have been entitled to the benefits. Q. Durlg the war I served as a re construction aide in hospitals In France and in this country. My work was recreational and educational and entirely with wounded men. Am I entitled to the bonus?—Estelle Marks. A. You are not entitled to the benefits of the act, as yop were classed as a civilian employe by the War De partment and therefore rendered no active military service. You ought to receive the benefits as do members of Army Nurse Corps, but unfortu nately the law will not allow the War Department to issue, you a certi ficate. Q. I have a claim for a pension pending before the Pension Bureau. Can you assist me to have this claim adjudicated? I must have some statements .prepared by former of ficers under whom I served and I do not know how to get them. I will thank you for any help you can give me.—W. W. S. A. The service rendered by this paper does not include the prosecu tion of claims. We are willing to ad vise claimants but cannot undertake to handle their claims. You should have some competent attorney pre pare your claim. We cannot recom mend one, but you ought to be able to locate one through some mutual friend. M. S.—S. F. G.—F. E. R. This paper will very gladly mail you the blanks that you want upon receipt of your full name and address and 2 cents in . stamps. __ __ _ PERSHING TO HEAD PARADEREVIEWERS General of the Armies to Aid District’s Part in De fense Test Day. Gen. John J. Pershing, general in command of the United States Arm: . will be In the reviewing stand for the National Defense day demonstration in Washington on September 12. He accepted an invitation tendered by the citizens’ committee appointed for ob servance of the day by the District Commissioners yesterday. Maj. J. FVanklin Bell, District Com missioner; E. F. Colladay and H. P. Andrews waited on Gen. Per/.ing as a committee in his office at the War Department yesterday afternoon to extend the invitation. Mr. Andrews, in extending the re quest, assured Gen. Pershing that Washingtonians would enjoy the honor of his presence, and it also would be a personal satisfaction to have him participate as reviewing officer of men of the District of Co lumbia who will enroll for National Defense day and parade up Penn sylvania avertue to the reviewing stand at the Sylvan Theater. Supporter* Want Chief. "Our committee is sure that the enrolled men in particular as well as our citizenship generaliy will appre ciate your presence on this occasion.” Mr. Andrews said. "It is particularly fitting and we are more than happy at the prospect of you Joining us on this great day because we understand that Septem ber 12 next Is the birthday of one, whom your men were wont to address familiarly but affectionately as ‘Fighting Jack’ Pershing.” Chairman Colladay made public to day a letter which has been dis patched to veteran, welfare, fraternal, business, social, patriotic and civic societies asking co-operation in the activities of National Defense Test day and explaining the purposes of the assembly, which will last but a few hours and will be purely voluntary. Klllplno Club Enrolls. The Filipino Club of Washington, Juan Ventenllla, president, with head quarters at 2014 G street northwest, was the first of the local organiza tions to enlist for the National De fense day test. President Ventenllla of the Filipino Club advised Chair man Colladay that the organization has 76 members, of whom not less than 40 would be depended upon to enroll for the day. An organization meeting of the Regimental Association, 3d District of Columbia Infantry, has beep callell at the National Guard Armory, 472 L street northwest, for Friday night, at at 8 o’clock. All former members of the 3d District of Columbia Infantry who answered the call of President Wilson in 1916-19X7 are urged to attend this meeting. A temporary committee has been organized to call the meeting to order. This commit tee consists of Sergt. Bugler Henry Loveless, Color Sergt. Top JkToore of the headquarters company, and Sergt. Frank R. Heise, Company G. The increase in the number of feminine workers behind the camera is said to be higher than In any other .field. 17