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HIT LEADERS [ r 11P. GET BUSY 'ns to Aid Voters With L3fjal Residences in States Chief Aim. " that President Coolidge. with i nfance siieech, has sounded >■ ;iiai gun of tlie Republican : «»’«-i 1 campaign of 1924, men and " of that party, resident In the l of Columbia, are mobilizing l ■ :ces for the coming battle. -■ estimated that more than 50.- < ' ■> 'sons are temporarily residing District, and because of their ■ i esidence in some one of the s are entitled to cast their bal ’ the November election. It is —e the principal object of local ' ' lit an workers to see to it that absentee voters are properly * red at the proper time and cast ■ote when the time comes. I’ I zing the importance of petting 0 r iarge vote local leaders have ' . •■.< lime in organizing and plan reliminary to entering actually s lively upon the campaign. The ep was to bring about harmony ’'n the party ranks hero. • cmnaign (ommKtrc Formed. ■ ampa’gn committee has been f I and it has taken a firm, busi ’ iike grasp upon the local situa t'd gives every indication of ling matters in an efficient and < ' ve manner. Samuel J. Prescott. * ’’an of tlie Republican State tteo of the District, the ac • d Republican organization and which is. in direct charge ' publican activities in this city, the helm of the campaign com and with him are associated •re or more of men and women r * sentative of ai! factions, ele * - and classes. ’ !Iie:? meetings are to be * ;n Washington with great fre -1 my. especially so when the time ' ' balloting draws near. The first * hose will he held some time dur • he last week of this month. The and place for this initial rally ' ■ 1 be decided upon at a meeting of I ampaign committee to he held * He headqua urters tomorrow night. Plans Outlined. , 10 plans for the campaign as * n up thus far call for a divi ■ -I of the work as follows: The Re -1 'Mean State committee will be in ■ ct charge of all activities: the •paign committee will personally * the tight: the Republican State rs Association will have charge <■■ he voters' information bureau, the < pilation and registration and elec i laws and all matters pertaining voters; the league of Repub *l ’ ' TI Slate Clubs will arrange and ‘ 1 duct the meetings and rallies and st generally in getting out the : te voters; the league of Republi <’ •' Women of the District will con ' t the activities among the wom f r.: the Coolidge and Dawes Club will h active principally in missionary •rk and in raising funds: the Cool- I ;e and Dawes Republican league, l the Blaine Invincible? and the * igue of Colored Republican Women conduct the activities among * olored voters. Lincoln Townsend, treasurer of league of Republican State Clubs the District, and president of the i wly formed Coolidge and Dawes Re iblican Club, upon whom the greater rt of the task of raising funds and warding the strongbox will fall, is "ne of the real veterans on this im portant committee. He has been in ■be front ranks in every campaign f ince 1904. Kdgar C. Snyder. United iSiates marshal of the District and president of the League of Republi can State Clubs, is another member of this committee who is a battle scarred political veteran. Experienced Hands In Charge. Also there is William t. Galliher. who headed the District’s delegation to the Cleveland convention, and who will direct the local' finances for the national committee; Edward F. Colla oay. Republican National Committee man. of the District; William Tyler Page, clerk of the United States House of Representatives, who, as president of the Republican State Voters’ Association will be in charge of that particular part of the local campaign; K. F. Chaffee, secretary of the latter association, who compiled the resignation and election laws for absentee voters of the various States, who will be in charge of the. voters. Information bureau; Mrs. Virginia White Speel, president of the League of Republican Women of the District, who directed the women’s activities in the 1920 campaign and who will act in a similar capacity this year; Thomas P. Littlcpage. vice president of the League of Republican State Clubs, who did effective work on the stump in years gone by; Thomas L. Jones, who was a delegate to the Cleveland convention, who with Francis Welles, and Miss Eva Chase, will have charge of the campaign w - ork among the colored Republicans: * Harry Wardman. Louis A. Dent and * harlcs Crane, who will be active in the affairs of the Harding and Coolidge Club: Judge (Jus A. Schuldt, of the League of Republican State l.tubs; William J. Dow. vice president of the latter organization who will assist in the voters’ information work. There are others among the mem bership of this campaign committee, hut the above named comprise the real veterans. •ii'>* ei t? (lUarters * lavf- been opened at 33-4 New York avenue and through out the day there is someone on hand to furnish information to those seek ing information regarding State registration and election laws, and regarding State residence. Later on In the campaign the force at head quarters will he increased and there will be someone there to answer questions at night as well as during the day. ® CHARGES DAUGHTER TOOK $7,000 BONDS By the Associated Press. CAMDEN, N. J., August 16.—After a public reconciliation in the Penn sylvania Railroad station here today harmony was changed to discord be tween Ferdinand Jackson, Philadel phia music teacher, and his daugh ter, Helen Hunt Jackson, who eloped recently to New York with Joseph J. Johann, one of her father's pupils. The break came when the bride, who has prlma donna aspirations, re fused to sign over to her father 17,000 in bonds he charged she had taken from his home in her flight with Johann. Crowds of belated commuters form ed the audience for the reconcllatlon •scene, which consisted of numerous arias by the principals ranging from amicable moderate to furioso. Eventually Jackson, eyes glisten ing with tears, held out his arms and bestowed forgiving salutes upon daughter and son-in-law, while the audience applauded. The troup adjourned to a hotel. The bride’s refusal to return the bonds caused the second act of the temperamental conflict. The irate parent departed, declaring his inten tion to prosecute to the “bitter end.” The disconsolate bride and bride groom spent the day wandering about, seeking to exchange the bonds for golden notes of the non-musical variety. Man Pays Fine., His Wife Locked Up, in Joint Liquor Case Faced with fines because they each were convicted of violating the national prohibition law, a husband and wife between them were able to raise only >3OO yes terday, so the husband's line was paid, and the wife was committed to jail for 30 days. They were Chauncey H. Apple gate and his wife. Mrs. Annettia. who had been arrested October 18 last year, in apartment 34 at 1129 New Hampshire avenue northwest. Sbc was charged with having sold whisky and he with possessing it. They were out on bond and anxiously trying to raise tunds to pay his fine of >3OO and hers of SSOO. When they could only make it S3OO, they decided his fine would ho paid and she would go to jail. The husband was arrested again July 19, on a charge of selling and possession of whisky. He was re leased on $1,300 bond and will be tried probably next month. MANAGERS EXPECT LA FOLLEHE FUNDS Bronze Tokens for Lapels and Ribbons Will Aid in Raising Money. Ample funds to maintain a nation wide active tampaign under high pressure up to election day in support of the Independent presidential ticket are expected after next week, accord ing to an announcement made here at lai Follette headquarters. Such delay us there lias been in perfecting organization and in the preparation and distribution of cam paign material is attributed by La Follette managers to lack of money. There will be a material change In these conditions they confidently be lieve within the next ten days. Their expectation in this regard is based in a measure upon the success which they predict will mark the dis tribution of small bronze tokens bearing the likeness of the two can didates. La Follette and Wheeler, in connection with remittances from the organizations supporting the ticket. Explaining that their resources for conducting the campaign are depend ent upon voluntary contributions of individuals, the managers have de cided to encourage them by having struck off. in miniature, reproduc tions of a plaster plaque recently made by a well known artist, which will he given to every one who sends in $1 or more. The token, which will be ready for distribution next week, will be prepared In two mount ings—one with a pin. to be worn by men upon coat lapels, and the other with a loop through which women may run a ribbon. MISSISSIPPI CAMPAIGN IS BROUGHT TO A CLOSE Senator. Representatives, Supreme Court Justice and Highway- Board to Be Named. Ry the Associated Press. JACKSON. Miss., August 16.—Mis sissippi’s political campaign for the nomination by the Democrats in Tuesday’s primary of one United States Senator, four Representatives, one Supreme Court judge and flve members of the State highway com mission virtually was brought to a close today. At the headquarters of the senato rial candidates, Pat Harrison and ex- Gov. Earl Brewer, the opinion has been expressed that the total vote will not exceed 60 per cent of the registration and it may fall below that figure. Representatives John E. Rankin, in the first district; William G. Lowery, in the second district: Jeff Rusby, in the fourth district, and T. Webber Wilson, in the sixth district, will have no opposition. In the third district, where Repre sentative William Humphreys is com pleting the term of his father, the late Benjamin G. Humphreys, State Representative Harry Hulen of Washington County and State Sen ators W. M. Whittington of Leflore County and Walton Shields of Wash ington County are contesting for the office, Mr. Humphreys not being a candidate. WHEELER TO OPEN UP. Plans to Comment on Davis Speech Tomorrow. BOSTON. August 16. —Senator Bur ton K. Wheeler, candidate for the vice presidency on the ticket with La Follette. came here’ today from his native town of Hud-, son. Mass., to show the city of his boyhood to his wife and two children. He returned in the evening to Hud son, where he is visiting a brother. Tomorrow night he leaves for Wash ington, but will be here on Septem ber 1. to make his opening speech. He said that he is preparing comment on the Davis and Coolidge acceptance speeches and will issue his comment on the Davis speech, on Monday. ELECTRIC LEAGUE OUTING TO HAVE CLEVER STUNTS Current to Be Employed In Events. Which Will Enliven Annual Recreation Day. The moat novel entertainment to be provided during any outing by Wash ingtonians this summer Is on the program in the form of electrical stunts, for the first annual outing of the Electric League of Washington, next Tuesday. Electricity will be brought into play even in sport events. An elec tric lamp race, a lock-nut race and a relay race with a surprise electrical twist will be among the features. About 50 automobiles will form a caravan at Eleventh and Pennsyl vania avenue southeast at 9 o’clock, to carry members of the league, their friends and families for the all-day picnic. An orchestra, led by Gene Beck, will furnish music for the day. L. T. Souder is chairman of the out ings committee, and is assisted by H. P. Foley, George B. Colbeck, Frank T. Shull, Jack Reese, George P. Man gan, president of the league, and others. Confirms Kiddy’s Death. ANNAPOLIS, Md., August, Is. Au thorities of the United States Naval Academy were advised today ,of the death of Midshipman Robert James Duncan of Colorado last Thursday on the battleship Wyoming. Death was due to heart disease. 'The Wyoming is flagship of the middy Summer practice cruising squadron, now returning to home waters. The squadron is due at Hampton Roads next Tuesday. Dun can would have graduated next June. THE SUNDAY STAR. WASHINGTON, D. C.. AUGUST 17. 1924-PART 1. LA FOLLETTE WINS SUPPORT IN IOWA Farmer and Labor Leaders Effect State Organization. Adopt Cleveland Platform. DES MOINES, lowa, August 16. The name of Senator Robert M. La Follette of Wisconsin was formally placed before the voters of lowa as a presidential candidate today, when tlie state Progressive convention, called by a group of fanner and labor organization leaders, indorsed the La Follette-Wheeler ticket, and adopted as the platform of lowa Progressives the platform recently framed at the National Conference for Progressive Political Action at Cleveland. A complete state organization was effected and plans for the lea Follette- Wheeler campaign were well under way tonight as a result of the state central committee conference held immediately after the convention ad journed. The convention and formal organ ization of the party will Insure tlie independent candidates places on the November ballot in lowa. The delegates refused, despite con siderable pressure, to indorse any candidate but the Wisconsin Senator and bis running mate. Senator Bur ton K. Wheeler of Montana. A num ber of candidates for slate offices had sought to hitch their political aspira tions -onto the La Follette movement. Both Republican and Democratic parties, were well repreesnted in the list of prominent delegates. In indorsing the La Folletle- Wheeler ticket and the Cleveland platform, the resolutions declared the “leadership of the older parties was not acceptable to the Progressive voters of the nation.” PUTNAM SUFFERS BY BANK’S FAILURE City and Town Lose $25,633 Through Peculations of For mer Cashier. Ry tlie A'socialpfi Pros* PUTNAM, Conn., August 16. The city and town of Putnam are involved in the wrecking of the First Na tional Bank of Putnam, closed after an attempt at suicide by Us cashier. G. Harold Gilpatrick, former State treasurer, to the extent of $25,633, It became known tonight when finan cial statements were issued by the treasurers. The town had $25,000 on deposit at the hank when the crash came, and the city’s funds on deposit amounted to $633. Today marked the passing of Gil patrick. whose peculations to date total $262,000 and may reach half a million, as an officer of the State of Connecticut. Gov. Templeton, after receiving Gilpatrick’s written resignation as State treasurer, appointed his execu tive secretary. Capt. Anson T. Mc- Cook of Hartford to that office. The committee of citizens appoint ed to solicit funds for the establish ment of a new bank to replace the one wrecked announced tonight re ceipts of $120,630. The goal output Is $150,000. CHINESE USE TEMPLES FOR FLOOD SUFFERERS Widespread Sickness Follows in Wake of Disaster—Crops in Ruins. By the Aiaeeitted Press. PEKING. August 16.—Unoccupied temples in four suburbs outside Pe king have been placed at the disposal of flood refugees from surrounding districts, who fled, sick and dis tressed, from the water-devastated areas. Reports received today from flooded areas reveal much sickness in the wake of disaster. Characteristic of re ports reaching relief organizations was one from the London mission at Te chow. Shantung Province, which said that the agricultural area northwest of there was covered with six feet of water and the crops were in ruins. Another report from W. R. Johnson, a Methodist Episcopal missionary at Nachang, revealed that the flood waters from the Nan River for a distance of 30 miles left several feet of sand, ruin ing the chances for a late crop. The Kiangsi committee sent an ap peal today to the general committee for funds to relieve sickness which is de veloping because of the lack of medi cines. SORORITY TO MEET HERE. Kappa Beta Pi Will Hold Ninth Annual Convention. Arrangements arc being perfected for the ninth annual convention of Kappa Beta Pi. national sorority, which will be held in Washington September IS to 21. The committee in charge of ar rangements includes Miss Clephane. from George Washington University (Mu Chapter); Mrs. Keith, from Washington College of Law (Epsilon Chapter), and Mrs. Mae T. Beacock, from National University (Omicron Chapter). The three chapters will entertain the visiting delegates while in Washington. HITS MAN AND FLEES. of Auto Now Is Sought by Police. , Fred Schultz .of Aurora Heights,' Va., was knocked down by an auto mobile when crossing M street near Thirty-sixth street, yesterday after noon. The automobllist failed to stop, but police obtained the identi fication tag number, and having insti tuted search for the owner of the machine. Schultz was taken for treatment to Georgetown Hospital, where his condition was pronounced not serious. He sustained minor injuries about the head and face. YOUNG PRAISES WORK OF FELLOW AMERICANS Declares Ability and Tact of Kel logg and Logan Conducive to Parley Success. By the Associated Tress. ’’ - .’ LONDON, August 16.—-Owen D. Young, known as the man behind the Dawes plan, afteri attending the final plenary session of the reparations conference, said to the Associated Press: “I t*ish to express my great pleasure that the plan has gone through. Ambassador Kellogg and Col. Logan, by their tactful and able aid, have been large contributors to the success of this conference," . RHUS DERMATITIS, FOREST VAMP, TRYING WILES ON D. C. CITIZENS Beautiful Woodland Nymph, Now at Best and Worst, Which Sounds Paradoxial But Really , Rhus dermatitis today is at Its best and worst around the National Capi tal. That sounds like a paradox. It Is a scientific fact. The roadsides, the woodlands, every nook and corner in “the great open spaces’’ abound with it. It runs pro fusely along the edges of park path ways, along quiet (and noisy) coun try roads. It scrambles over rocks and walls. It climbs trees, posts, fences, and occasionally covers up a billboard. Opponents of billboards are about the only friends rhus der matitis has. What is rhus dermatitis? That’s Its name only in nature's social reg ister. It is better known as poison ivy. Poison ivy is a cosmopolite among plants. It grows everywhere. It can he found in any part of the United States and in most parts of Canada. Only scientists look for it. Every one else looks out for It. Poison Ivy long has been recognized as one of nature’s very, very naughty children. Its appearance deceives. It looks like mistletoe. Its action is monumentally different. At this time of year it is at its deceptive host. It begins to blossom in May and June, sending out small yellowish-green flowers in densely clustered spikes. These today are beginning to develop into smooth, white, waxlike berries, while tlie leaves are taking on a rich bronze sheen that makes them doubly attractive to the unsophisticated aesthete. Grows Every Way. Poison ivy grows in all positions— another factor in its general impish ness. It grows erect; it trails pros trate; more often it climbs. “Leaves three, let it he," is tlie wise admonition of forefathers who found poison ivy a lovely thing to look at. Modern authorities agree that, in the absence of real familiarity with the plant, one can save one’s self great annoyance by heeding that admoni tion. The leaves which are divided into three leaflets are a fairly good red lantern if one pays any hoed, scientists say. A better way to recognize the plant is to find a pic ture of it in some dictionary or encyclopedia and study it thoroughly. Artion Well Known. Poison ivy’s action is fairly well known. It starts with a slight itch ing. The skin reddens. The third step is the tragic climax. Myriad small burning blisters develop. This is followed by an almost irresistible impulse to scratch. Here science hangs out another warning red lantern. Scratching or rubbing is largely responsible for the spread and deepening of the infection. It breaks the skin, allowing the watery content of the blister to infect another part. The infection Is easily transmitted. It often is cabled to the eyes by hands which have been infected. This is among the commonest and most serious developments of the infection. BAND CONCERTS By the United States Soldiers' Home Band, Johh S. M. Zimmer man. bandmaster, at the bandstand tomorrow evening at 3:43 o’clock. March, "Semper Fidelis”... .Sousa Overture, “Masanlello”..... Auber “Ballet of Flowers” Hadley <1) “Red Rose," (2) “Margue rites, ’’ (3) "Jasmine," ' (4) "Heather.’’ Selection from grand opera. “Lucia di LammenDoor;" Denizetti Fox trot novelty, “I Ain’t Never Had Nobody Crazy Over Me.” Roth Waltz song, “For Old Times’ Sake’’ Ball Finale, "Farewell Blues”.Schoebel “The Star Spangled Banner.” Concert by the United States Marine Band, William H. Santel mann. leader; Taylor Branson, second leader, conducting, at the Sylvan Theater tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. March, “Marines of Belleau Wood” Branson Overture, “William Te 11,”... .Rossini "Pasquinade” Oottschalk Xylophone solo, “Valsc Caprice." Kubenslein Musician Wilbur D. Kleffer. Selection, Travlata”.... Verdi “Second Waltz” Godard "Arabesque” Schumann “Second Hungarian Rhapsody," Liszt “The Star Spangled Banner." By the United States Navy Band. Charles Benter, director, at the Capitol tomorrow at 5 p.m. March, “Liberty Bell" Sousa Overture, “Tannhauser”.. .Wagner Solo for clarinet, “Concertino.” Von Weber (Bandmaster Charles Brendler) Rhapsodie, “Espana,” Chabrier Valse de concert. “La. Invitation,” Weber-Wei ngartner Scenes from the opera, “The Pearl Fishers” Bizet "Ballet Dlvertisement”. Saint-Saens (From Henry VIII) (a) Gathering of the Clans; <b) A Scottish Idyl: (c) Dance of the Gipsy Girl; (d) Jig and Finale. Airs from “The Firefly" Friml Popular, “That Radio Jazz," William Pierson (Program Manager of WCAP) “The Star Spangled Banner." PAYMASTER SHOT,ROBBED DENVER, Colo., August 16.—G. W. Smith, paymaster for W. F. Pigg & Son. Denver gravel contractors, was held up, shot, perhaps fatally wound ed, and robbed of a $2,000 pay roll tonight on the East Lake road near business section of Denver. The Clear Creek r about 5 miles .from the bandits escaped in a.n automobile. Smith was carrying, the money to pay a group of men who have been ■working on the road a short distance from where the hold-up occurred. Dancing in Greenwich Village Found Not So Suggestive as Represented By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, August 16.—Dancing masters from Main street, here tor the annual convention of the associa tion after a tour of the cabarets or Greenwich Village found the habi tues, “terpslchorlly speaking, not so bad as they’re painted.” The tour made last night, was in the nature of an Investigation by a committee of the International As sociation of Masters of Dancing, it included a study of dance styles, of music, of ballrooms and generally a search for “suggestive” types o* dancing reported to be rampant in the metropolis. The verdict reported today was: “Objectionable dancing hereabouts is falling by the wayside. In a tew of the cabarets, especially in hotels, the dancing space is too small and the music too fast. But nothing defi nitely Objectionable was found. "New York’s dancing conduct is batter than we . expected to find. It One docs not have to touch the plant to become infected. Some per sona are so susceptible that contact with garments which have brushed against (lie plant will cause infection. Smoke from burning ivy plants often carries the poisonous particles. Dust blown from the leaves of the plant also has been known to cause infec tion. Here’s More Bad News. Here is more bad news about the plant, established by scientific study. There la no Immunity from the in fection. Some are less sensitive to the poison than others, hut the per son who says he’s immune just hasn’t been Intimately enough asso ciated with tiie plant, scientists say. At the same time, they will admit that some individuals are able to handle it. Their name for tlie quality that enables one to do so is “luck," not “immunity.” however. As one gets more deeply into poi son ivy, one finds there is little to be said for it that is good. The deeper poison ivy gels into one. however, one finds that there is something good to be said in connection with it. There nrc, it is claimed, almost 200 “rem edies" and “cures” for it. Some of them are. Others are not. Some are efficacious in some cases and fail in others. Hikers Know Its Sting. Those who go in for picnicking and hiking on a lavish scale have found some simple remedies particu larly efficacious. Among these is gasoline—used as a preventive or a first-aid remedy. Rub bed on the skin, it has been found an almost certain preventive. A liberal application dissolves and removes the poisonous oil. Quick application is best, but the remedy is efficient if' used within a few hours after irri tation of the skin begins. Ice water is another cure. It lias been used effectively in the Army. In combination with bicarbonate of soda (cooking soda), applied freely and continuously, it has effected complete cures in a few hours. Buttermilk Also Used. Buttermilk is said to be a good in formal remedy. It lacks the accessi bility of gasoline or ice water, how ever. Lead acetate dissolved in alcohol, which dries up the small blisters, is effective. It should lie applied gen erously and often. Medical authorities recommend this standard treatment: Wash the skin well with strong (brown) soap and water; pour on a 95 per cent solution of alcohol to dissolve the poisonous oil. Cover the skin with a soothing lotion or a bland ointment. Repeat several times a day. While these remedies are excellent, physician and sophisticated layman agree that it’s a wise pedestrian that gives poison ivy the right of way without argument. Changes in Stations of Army and Navy Officers Os Interest to Capital ARMY. Maj. R. C. Brady, Quartermaster Corps, has been transferred from Towson, Md., to the Philippine Islands; Maj. N. E. Baily, quarter master Corps, from the Philippines to New Y’ork City; First Lieut. J, M. Glasgow, 3rd Cavalry, from Fort Myer. Va., to Paris, France, for duty as assistant military attache; Capt. I* C. Allen. 29th Infantry, from Fort Benning. Ga., to this city; Capt. Frank B. Gorin, Chemical Warfare Service, and First Lieut. James H. Windsor. Ordnance Officers’ Reserve Corps of this city, to active service; Capt. J. C. Burr, Dental Corps, from Fort Howard, Md., to Honolulu. Hawaii; First Lieut. A. R. Shattuck. Corps of Engineers, from this city to the. West Point Military Academy, and Capt. Charles Porterfield, jr., Field Artillery, from Scranton, Pa., to Fort Meade,'Md. First Sergt„L. J. Hague. 10th Cav alry, at Fort Huaohuca, Ariz.. has been retired on account of age. Sergt. F. G. Kroeger has been de tailed to the Kentucky National Guard at Louisville: Sergt. A. B. Dowling. 4th Engineers. to the Florida National Guard at Century, and Sergt. R. V. Ussier. Quarter master Corps, to the Illinois National Guard at Chicago. CAPITAL DRY AGENTS RAIDING IN BALTIMORE Seize Liquor-Laden Truck and Ar rest Three After Asher Buys Lavishly. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE* August 16.—Wash ington prohibition agents made five raids in Baltimore today and seized a truck loaded w ith 72 gallons of al leged corn liquor. The truck was captured on the Frederick road, at Brunswick street. Three men in it were arrested. They gave their names as Walter Green, Jesse Pierce and Joseph Glass, all colored. They said they lived in Washington. John L Asher, who has been work ing Baltimore for three months and who said lie was leaving on his Sum mer vacation, declared today he had made 314 arrests in his raiding activi ties while here. Asher said he spent for evidence approximately $2,000, the money being furnished by the prohibition unit. It was often necessary to make several. "buys” in a place in order to obtain positive identification of the dispenser of liquors, he said, and in all he claims to have made about 700 purchases. Mrs. Lucy MacDonald of London is not only a miniature painter of emi nence and honorable secretary of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, but she is also director of two picture galleries., is much better than New York usual ly gets credit for.” Edward S. Hurst of Atlanta, Ga., a member of the investigating com mittee, had one special crtlcism to make of the Greenwich Village dance resorts. The orchestras were too jazzy, he said: 111 balanced, inclined to feature soloists who unconsciously speeded the tempo and caused the dancers to lapse from graceful ngure steps into less pleasing shuffling and body movements. "If all orchestras reduced the tempo of their jazz and.featured more waltzes and tangoes,” he said, “all the suggestive features would be automatically eliminated. Slower music and more dancing space would help elevate dancing to the high plane we seek,, to establish.” The association today ended its week of convention, each clay ot which was marked by the introduc tion by masters of dancing of newly Invented dance steps for the ball room as welt as the sylvan glade of the classic performer. ROCKVILLE READY FOR FAIR OPENING Grounds “Diked Up” and Ex hibits Being Placed With Unusual Interest. Special IHBpif. li to The Star. ROCKVILLE, Aid., August 16.—The fair crounds here are all •'diked up” for the "Ist annual exhibition of the Montgomery County Agricultural Society to be held Tuesday, Wednes day. Thursday and Friday of the corn ing week. Prominent citizens, about half of them farmers, are directors of the fair association. Virtually all of them were members of the boards which managed the very successful fairs of the last several years. With out the slighest remuneration, di rectly or indirectly, aside from the satisfaction of seeing their efforts successful, these busy men annually put in many hours of hard work pre paring for and conducting the big four-day exhibition, their sole con cern being to promote the welfare of the farmers, dairymen and slock raisers of the county and, to afford pleasure to the thousands of visitors from all parts of the county, the Dis trict of Columbia and other places "ho annually 'Take in” the county’s biggest event. Exhibit* Arriving. President Gilpin stated today that exhibits are arriving and every de partment will he full to overflowing w-ith all the best things that Mont gomery County produces, including horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, poultry, dogs, farm and garden products of all kinds, growing plants, cut flowers, fancy work, homemade rugs, quilts, works of art, preserves, jellies, bread, cakes and innumerable other things usually seen at an up-to-date agri cultural fair. Kmory Ricketts, superintendent of the cattle department, is enthusiastic over the prospects of a fine live stock show. The privilege of inspecting one herd of dairy cattle that will he on exhibition will, he said today, alone he worth a trip to Rockville and liie price of admission to the fair. It consists of 14 head of Herefords belonging to the Delaware Land and Development Company of Mortons ville. Pa. This is said to be one of the finest herds of Herefords in the country and several of the cows won prizes at the International Live Stock Show at Chicago last year. Horse- racing, trotting, pacing and running: four irony races, a mule race, automobile contests, a parade of sto> k. a horse show, a dog show, a poultry show, exhibitions of riding by a troop of cavalry from Fort Myer. Va., an automobile show, a clay pigeon shoot and free open-air acts are some of the attractions provided. High-Clam Racing. According to President Gilpin, the horse racing will he of unusually high caliber. Many high-class per formers. he says, from Maryland, the District of Columbia. Delaware, Vir ginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, have been en tered in the various trotting and pac ing events and he expects large fields in all of the running contests. The track, which was reconstructed a year or two ago at a heavy cost, is said to be in the pink of condition, and if the weather continues good some fast miles are expected to be reeled off. The race purses aggre gate about $3.200.' William A. Waters, who is in charge of the trap shoot, stated today that he expects some of the finest clay pigeon shots of the Fast to partici pate in the various events. The shoot will be held on Friday, as will the horse show, which Mrs. Andrew .1. Cummings. Mrs. Herbert D. Diamond and Josiah W. Jones, who will be in charge, declare will be by far the best ever held at Rockville. HORSE SHOW TUESDAY. Special Di«patch to The Star. BERRYVIDDK, Va., August 16 —The annual exhibition of the Horse and Colt Show Association will he held just out side of Berryville Tuesday and Wednes day. The grounds are ideal for such an occasion, as they are in the midst of a beautiful grove of forest trees in the Shenandoah Valley. Clarke County has long been famous for its horses, and at this Springs sale at Saratoga. N. Y.. a yearling from this county brought the highest price, the second time that Pagehrook stables, owned by Capt. Phillip Walker, was so honored. There are over 200 entries for this show, and all classes are well tilled. In the handicap jump there are 20 entries, the green hunters have 15. Other classes include novice saddle, park sad dle, heavy draught and pony classes. In the class of possible hunters there are 13 4-year-olds, 8 3-year-olds, 6 2-year-olds and 13 1-year-olds. Among the exhibitors are Mitchell Harrison of Nokesville, Va. ; Miss Ethel Moore, D. O. Furr and B. F. Irishman of Middlehurg. Va. : Miss Marion Dupont of Remount Station, Front Royal: Dr. Humphrey, Mount vllle. Va. ; Dr. L. M. Allen, Benjamin Randolph. Ed Jacobs and Bell Bros, of Clarke County. 150 VILLAGES FLOODED. —f Shantung Canal Break Affects 60.000 People. Destroys Crops. By the Associated Press. PEKING, August 17.—A break in the Grand Canal Dyke near Enhsien, West ern Shantung, has flooded 150 villages and totally destroyed crops, reports re ceived here indicate. Some sixty thou sand people are affected by this latest reported inundation. Engineer Board to Meet. A board of engineer officers has been ordered to meet in the office ot the chief of engineers, Munitions Building, tomorrow to examine appli cants for appointments in the Engi neer Officers’ Reserve Corps of the Army. The board is composed of Brig. Gen. Edgar Jadwin and Cols. Spencer Cosby and J. A. Woodruff, with Maj. W. E. R. Covell as recorder. EDUCATIONAL, EDUCATIONAL. y*zy yw g" *|"fr M/"* A W men with training are in de r.l T.I . I K Ml. .AI . mand. For more than thirty ■<l iV/ M. AWV/nU years thjs schoo] has bcen train . ing men of ambition and limited time for the electrical industries. Condensed course in Electrical ENGINEERING positions and pro motions. Theoretical and Practical Electricity, Mathematics, Steam and Gas Engines, Mechanical Drawing. Students construct dynamos, install wiring and test elec- VIAT A trical machinery. Course wEZd I"- |\ with diploma, complete Thoroughly equipped fireproof dormitories, din ing hall, laboratories, shops. Over 4.000 men v vllii y trained. Write for catalog. 32nd year opens Sept. 24, 1924. T_ Bliss Electrical School Telephone Columbia 0070 EXPERT SCHOOL ADVICE The Star has engaged the serv ices of an expert school adviser on out-of-town schools, ft is sug gested that those interested visit the schools personally if possible, or write direct to the schools, giving explicit information about the pupil desired to be entered, and ask for full details and not simply for a catalogue. The Star's expert school ad viser is visiting the out-of-town schools at all times, and readers can obtain explicit advice by ad dressing the Educational Adviser, c/o The Evening Star, Wash ington, D. C., and all letters will be forwarded and answered promptly. REGISTRY AT GJ. I). PAST YEAR. 7,960 Total of Students Enrolled Claimed as Record Among D. C. Institutions. George Washington University established a record for District of Columbia educational institutions during the past year when 7.ltfiO per sons registered in all departments for work from September 117. last year, to the close of the summer school session last week. I'uring the past academic year 5,281 students were enrolled in all departments. The summer session, which ended Friday, found 1.679 stu dents, more than twice that of the year before, taking work and the final examinations. With the conclusion of the summer school session the university will be given over to contractors who will speedily overhaul the buildings to make necessary repairs and painting jobs for the opening of the university the latter part of next month. Work is being rushed on the new Corcoran Scientific Hall,, the $280,000 building on Twenty-first street, so that it can be in use at the opening of the institution. The new gymnasium on H street near Twentieth street, is being rap idly pushed along toward completion and is expected to be equipped with showers and all athletic facilities in time to take car« of the foot ball team tins fall. President William Mather Lewis has returned from his summer home at Colebrook, Conn., and will be in town this week. He recently visited the Colorado State Teachers’ College where he lectured. He also visited Denver, Colo., where a George Wash ington University unit was formed with D. Kdgar Wilson as president. The club is one of the many alumni organizations being formed all over the country. Announcement is made by Presi dent Lewis of the personnel of the newly authorized faculty committee on student activities which will mark a radical departure from the control of student activities for the coming year. Headed by Dean Van Vleck. The committee is headed by Dean William C. Van Vleck of the law school, and is composed of Dean Anna D. Rose of Columbian College. Dr. Daniel L. Borden of the medical school. Prof. Gilbert L. Hall and Prof. H. G. Doyle of the law school and Prof. Robert W. Bolwell and Prof. Prof John R. Lapham of Columbian College. The trustees of the university have authorized a compulsory student ac tivity fee. which is expected to net something like $25,000 for the main tenance of student activities. Dean Van Vleck. who has been teaching in the University of Michigan Summer school this year, is expected to call the committee together September 1. Coach Harry Watson flrum, who was appointed last February, has called the candidates for foot ball for September 8. It is expected that Coach Crum will arrive in this city about September 3 and will have all details of the foot ball season ar ranged. The new athletic policy of the,in stitution led to the cancellation of the opening game with Georgetown Uni versity. which was recently announc ed by the Blue and Gray. Geogetown. in view e>f the fact that the downtown school was starting foot ball, was asked to allow the cancellation. Dean Howard Lincoln Hodgkins, who recently was operated upon for removal of a small bit of glass from his eye. returned to his desk last week. The operation is declared to have been a success. Prof. Robert W. Bolwell recently sailed for a stay of six weeks in Eng land. Prof. Henry G. Doyle left for Boston. Mass. Dean Anna L. Rost has returned from work at Columbia University. SEIZE $5,000 CLOTHING. Police Charge Apparel at Railway Station Was Stolen. BALTIMORE. Md.. August 16- Three sample cases containing $5,000 worth of alleged stolen wearing ap parel were recovered at a railroad station here today by police. The goods were reported to police as taken from the Bean and Sey Sales Company of Cleveland. Detectives also went to a hotel to arrest a man registered as F. Weis, said to have stolen the clothing, but found he had checked out. MAY CHANGE ROUTE. Woodley Road Busses Seek to Avoid Upgrade. The Public Utilities Commission is considering a slight change in the routing of the Woodley road bus line to eliminate a section of upgrade. The busses now turn from Woodley road into Thirty-fifth street, and thence on Macomb street to Wiscon sin avenue. The proposal is to have the busses go through Thirty-sixth street in get ting from Woodley road to Macomb street. TWO REID IN QUIZ OF WOMAN’S DEATH jMen in Auto Testify Mrs. j Benson, Cumberland, Md., Leaped From Machine. Special Dispat- h to The Star. CUMBERLAND. Md.. August 16. — Cecil G. Clark and Arch Hereford were held for action of the October grand jury by a coroner’s jury todav Investigating the death of Mrs. Mary Benson. Mrs. Benson. 43 years old. was found on the Amceiie road near here, early yesterday morning, her skull crushed and life extinct. Clark and Hereford, whose arrest was brought about by the finding of Clark’s cap near the scene, testified that Mrs. Benson leaped from their | automobile while they were driving j her home from a dance. They said I they did not miss h<-r until they had j gone some distance and did not know she was fatally injured. On the tes timony of a resident near the scene of the tragedy, to the effect that the woman had been taken into the ma chine against her will, the coroner s jury held that she came to h< r death by jumping or being thrown from j the car. It was testified that Mrs. j Benson was on her way home when | overtaken by the auto, and that she protested against entering the nia | chine. Promised that she would he I taken home she was heard to object j as the men drove in an opposite din-c- I tion, claiming they were going to a j gasoline station. PROCLAIMS DEFENSE DAY I West Virginia Governor Asks ! Public and Guard Observance. j CHARLESTON, W. Va„ August P ] —Observance of Defense day. Sep iternher 12. in all communities in West j Virginia with parades, mass meet j ings and display of flags was urged j today by Gov. Morgan in a proclama tion ordering the National Guard I participate in the mobilization fes- I prescribed by the War Department I The proclamation also called on j authorities of counties and cities in j which are units of the National Guard and Organized Reserve Corps i to participate in the test. | The dinar, the money in vogee in | Herod's time, has been adopted as a ! monetary unit in Palestine. EDUCATIONAL. NATION A L SCHOOL FINE & APPLIED ART i FELIX MAHON Y, Director, Main X7«O Conn. Ave. and M i “Study Art With a Purpose” j Day and Evening Classes Children’s Saturday Class Our 8 - Month Professional l Fundamental Course fits you |to accept a position in In , terior Decoration, Costume | Design, Color, Poster, and 1 Commercial Drawing. Register Now. LAMiI AtiKS. All modern taught by native teacherv Con vernation a S Method, Day and Evening r|a>s*»« Indi ! vidnal lAf>son>; Free Trial without i oblipat on on your part. BERLITZ ' 816 Hth St. N.W. Tel. T r. 2620. j f Pan-American School of ISip&msh ! I Classes now forming Special instruction I j! for Army-Navy men. High School and Col- I i I lege students. Enroll now! Offices: 3rd I I Floor Brentaco Bldg, 12th & F. Main 7193. I iV. J '■ LUCIA GALE-BARBER SCHOOL will beard limited number us children. August and September; coaching. School term open* October 1; da> and bearding MAIIV GAI.W ! DAVIS. I’d. M.. ITiu., ISHS Belmont real, j Phone Col. 737*. * NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL (Established in 1869) Fifty-sixth year begins Octo ber I, 1924. Three-year courses leading to undergraduate de grees of LL. B. and J. D. Postgraduate courses leading to LL. M., D. C. L. and M. P. L. College of Finance and Business Administration Four-year courses leading to B. S. degree and a shorter course to the B. C. S. degree. For Catalogs Address Secretary 818-820 13th Street N.W. Phone Main 6617 - - -|.M. ,■■■■■■■■ ~ "Mi,. - Mitchell School • 20 miles from Boston. A school that ap peals to the young American hoy aud the thoughtful parent. Location accessible, healthful, beautiful. All sports Winter and summer ramp. Horsemanship. Write for catalog. Alexander H. Mitchell, Principal Box T, Billerica. Mass. McTernan School for Boys Columbia Bivd., Waterbary, Conn. Uniixunl personal attention to the in di vidan I in n home atmosphere. De velopment tbrnugh athletic a spe cial feature. Vacation address, 'c. c, McTKRX AN. Crystal Beach Comp, Say brook. Conn. STUYVESANT SCHOOL FOR BOYS In the foothills of the Ulue Hidge, 50 mile, from Washington. College preparatory, wtl.i individual instruction; new buildings; 90 acres Golf, fox hunting, week end camping trips. Send for catalog. EDWIN U. KING. M. A (Yale). Headmaster. Warrenton. Virginia _ Rordentown MILITARY INSTITUTE Thorough preparation for college or buaiaea* Efficient faculty, small classes, individual at tention. Boys taught how to study. Military training. Supervised athletics. 10th y?ar. For catalog, address Col. T. D. Landon, Principal and Commandant Drawer 31. Bordentown-on-the-Delaware. N. J. MANLIUS Saint John's School A College I‘r< para lory School with a military system developing manliness, oliedience. honor. Business course. Separate school for younger boys. Extensive campus in the hills. Well planned recreation and athletics. Swimming pool, athletic fields. Catalog. CENTRAL WILLIAM VTSBECK. Pm. Sox 86$, XuUus, New York.