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Attorney Tells of Interview
With Secretary on Effort to
Bar Prize Fighter.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, August 30. —Quoting
Secretary of Labor Davis as demand
ing "quick action” in the investiga
tion concerning the entry of Luis
Angel Firpo, the Argentine heavy
weight. into this country for his
fight with Harry Wills, September 11,
Bernard H. Sandler, counsel for Canon
William S. Chase, rector of Christ
Church, Brooklyn, declared yesterday
that the question of the fighter’s pos
sible deportation is now entirely In
the hands of Immigration Commis
sioner Henry H. Curran.
Mr. Sandler said that he had placed
In Commissioner Curran’s hands last
Monday an affidavit containing the
names of witnesses which purported to
show that Firpo had violated the im
migration laws a year ago in con
nection with the entry in this country
of Miss Blanca Lourde Picart.
Interview With Bavin.
'’When Mr. Curran apparently took
no action," said Mr. Sandier, “we
took the matter to Washington to
present it. if necessary, to the Presi
dent personally. We were received
hy Secretary Davis and got a fair
hearing. Mr. Davis told us that when
he read that Firpo had been allowed
to stay while the woman had been
sent hack, he said to his assistants.
‘Firpo should be thrown ovit of the
country if the law permits.’ ”
Mr. Sandier also quoted the Secre
tary as saying: ”1 want quick action
here. What's Curran doing about
After the alleged circumstances ot
Firpo’s entry here had been ex
plained. Mr. Sandler said. Secretary
Davis told his assistants: "Seek
Firpo's deportation as soon as pos
sible —he has no business here.”
Would Be Victory for Rickard.
Declaring that delay in the inves
tigation had resulted in the disap
pearance of "valuable aid to the
government,” Mr. Sandler continued;
’’lf the Federal Government is de
feated through the inertia of its pub
lic officials in charge of immigration
laws, Tex Rickard can hang on hl«
belt the scalp of I'ncle Sam to dangle
with that of Father Knickerbocker.”
Canon Chase has placed himself en
tirely at the command of Commis
sioner Curran, in connection with the
investigation. Mr. Sandler said. He
also declared that the canon was sup
ported in his activities against Firpo
by the International Reform Federa
tion. the Board of Temperance and
Prohibition and Public Morals of the
Methodist Episcopal Church and the
Lord's Day Alliance.
Commissioner Curran yesterday an
nounced that he was conducting an
active investigation of the case, with
instructions to arrest Firpo if the
circumstances warranted. He said he
had already started an investigation
when he received his instructions
from Washington yesterday.
Declares Newlyweds Are Not Beset
by Temptation to Be Extrava
gant in Denmark.
By CaMe to The Star and Chicago Daily News.
COPENHAGEN, August 30.—Copen
hagen is the best city in the world
to start married life in. according
to Mrs. M. C. Adams, only daughter
of John W. Davis, Democratic candi
date for President of the United
Slates. Mrs. Adams has lived here
a year with her husband, who is man
ager of the Copenhagen office of the
United States Rubber Compafly.
"In this town one does not feel
tempted by seeing extravagance as
one does in New York or London,”
she said today. ’’Social life is estab
lished on a more sensible moderate
basis than at home, although I really
must say housekeeping is very ex
pensive in Denmark.”
Sne will leave for the United States
in September to aid her father during
the election campaign.
(Copyright, 1924, by Chicago Daily News Co.)
S. J. Brotherly, Newark, N. J.,
Elected by National Body.
ST. LOUIS, August 30— S. J.
Brotherly of Newark, N. J., was
elected president of the American
Retail Jewelers' Association at the
final session of that organization’s
convention here yesterday. The re
tiring president, Edward H. Huf
magel of Mount Vernon, Ky„ was
elected to the executive committee.
The convention adopted a resolu
tion seeking the removal of a 5 per
cent luxury tax levied on jewelry
sales in excess of S3O.
Other officers elected included:
Regional vice presidents, Ellis Gif
ford, Fail River, Mass.; Edward O.
Little. Auburn, Ind.; J. A. Cayce,
Nashville, Tenn.; Charles P. Wood
bury, Kansas City, and C. J. Auger,
Kan Francisco, Calif; secretary, A.
W. Anderson, Neenah, Wis„ and
treasurer, Charles T. Evans, Buffalo,
N. Y.
Soviet Envoy Eager to Promote
Mexican Good Will.
By the Associated Press.
MOSCOW. August 30.—S. G. Pestk
govsky, newly appointed Soviet rep
resentative at Mexico, said yesterday
that the Soviet government considered
consolidation of friendly relations
with Mexico as a matter of the great
est importance, since Mexico was the
first of the American nations which
had recognized Russia and resumed
full diplomatic relations with her.
Pestkgovsky added that his chief
work in Mexico would be the devel
opment of trade conditions.
Green Sickness Declines.
BERLIN, August 23.—One of the few
diseases in Germany that have shown
a decline in recent years is chlorosis,
also known as “green-sickness.” Ac
cording to Prof. Rudolf Lennhoff, the
practical disappearance of the disease
is to be directly ascribed to the discard
ing of corsets by women.
Services at Peck Memorial
Rev. Irving W. Ketchum is to have
for his subject at 7:45 o’clock to
morrow evening at Peck Memorial
Chapel, "The Soul’s Vision.” The
Christian Endeavor Society will meet
at 7 o’clock.
Dr. Darby Will Preach.
Dr. W. D. Darby, executive secre
tary of the Washington Federation of
Churches, will preach tomorrow morn
ing and evening at Eckington Pres
byterian Church, North Capitol and
Q etreeta.
Sunday School Lesson
Golden Text—God is a Spirit,
and they that worship Him must
worship in spirit and truth—
John iv. 24.
Religious liberty received its first
legal recognition in our country. The
American system of spiritual free
dom guarantees to every soul the
privilege of worshiping God accord
ing to the dictates of his own
conscience. Our national position
upon this subject is the fruit of the
teachings of Jesus, who was the
pioneer of religious freedom, in His
conversation with the unnamed sin
ful Samaritan woman at Jacob's well.
Bitter prejudices had existed be
tween the Jews and the Samaritans
for several centuries. Ezra refused
to allow any marriages between the
two races because the Samaritans
were a mongrel people. He declined
their offers of assistance in rebuild
ing the temple. They were not al
lowed to participate in the worship
of Jehovah, whom they accepted a.s
their God. with the Jews. Nehemiah
excommunicated a young priest, who
was a member of a prominent family,
and expelled him from Jerusalem be
cause of his marriage to a Samaritan.
“The young priest inaugurated upon
Mount Gertzin a rival sanctuary and
ritual, to which the Samaritans be
came loyal.” While the Jewish re
ligion and scriptures broadened, the
Sararitans remained a non-pro
gressive and conservative religious
sect. The Pentateuch Is their only
sacred hook. The two similar yet
rival faiths fostered a jealousy
which increased with the years. The
hatred and distrust between the two
races were so great that in the days
of Jesus "travel between Jerusalem
and Galilee took a circuitous route
east of the Jordan.” It was due to
the army of Rome that serious out
breaks and conflicts between the
Jews and Samaritans were prevented.
Our Lord was not influenced by
national or religious prejudices. He
ignored them unless they were forced
upon Him. He judged men by their
character and without prejudice. He
was thus able to put Himself in their
place and win their hearts. The
Master did not confide His work to
the synagogue or the Sabbath, but
He used every opportunity presented
to win souls. He placed His stamp
of approval upon personal evangel
ism by His individual efforts to save
the lost. He followed His usual
practice, when the poor Samaritan
woman with a past, whose life, even
in that period of lax divorce, was a
public scandal, drew near to draw
water. It was due to her sinful ca
reer that she came at noon to Jacob’s
well, where the weary Lord was rest
Wellside Ministry.
Her approach aroused the Christ,
who probably had been left alone,
when the disciples went into the
neighboring community to buy food,
because He was worn out. Possibly
"John remained with Jesus and over
heard the conversation he reported.”
The Master’s enthusiasm and energy,
revealed in His effort to save the one
who had been rejected by the com
munity as being unfit for them to
associate with, was tempered with
discernment and discretion.
The Samaritan ministry was not on
the Lord's program when He turned
from Judea to go to Galilee by the
shortest road. He had offered Him
self to the religious leaders in Jerusa
lem and they had refused to accept
Him by trying to stir up strife be
tween his disciples and the followers
of John the Baptist. It was an inci
dental meeting that transformed the
social outcast into a missionary of
the gospel. Jesus won her heart and
aroused her interest when, by His
friendly approach. He broke down the
barriers of centuries. In seeking a
kindness from her, by asking for
water, the Master revealed His sym
pathy for her. He brought Himself
down for the time being to her level,
so that He could lift her up and save
her soul.
Christ took advantage of her
amazement at His request by stimu
lating her curoslty and then appealed
to her conscious human needs in an
effort to make this daughter of
shame realize her deepest needs by
offering her living water. Some have
considered that she was "cynical, in
sulting, flippant.” Jesus saw in her an
open-hearted, sincere soul, whose
questions revealed that she could be
saved. It was this fact that caused
the Master to tell her to call her
husband. He decided to make her
realize her sinful past, awake through
repentance a craving for forgiveness
and cleansing, which was the blessing
that He longed to impart to her.
The marvel is not that He knew the
secrets of her life, but that His spirit
of sympathy for the salvation of the
sinner was free from harshness. The
poor souid knew that she had loved too
much and was then living in sin with
out love, when His words brought her
face to face with her past life of sin.
Wonderful Revelation.
She confessed the facts when she
acknowledged that Jesus was a
prophet. She was convicted of her
sin, but she sought to avoid confess
ing it. Men are accustomed to parry
the personal thruse by turning the
topic from a personal one to reviving
old Intellectual debates upon theo
logical questions. The Lord refused
to be drawn into a controversy that
would have stirred up racial and re
ligious prejudices and prevented Him
from helping her. He answered her
questions in solemn and earnest
words that proclaimed the charter of
religious freedom, which truth Is too
little understood and followed today
by men in their attitude toward men
of other faiths.
Her questions—yes, even the con
test itself between the Jew and the
Samaritans as to Mount Gerizim and
Jerusalem—reflected the imperfect
and incorrect idea of worship which
dominated all the pagan religions
and colored even the worship of Je
hovah—the idea of locality; the be
lief that there is some one place
where acts of worship are more ac
ceptable to God than at other
places. The Master met the bigotry
of the woman with a fuller and
clearer expression of religious liberty.
He made clear for all ages the
spiritual fatherhood of God, the
spirituality and sincerity of worship
which He requires, and consequently
the removal of all local limitations
to His worship. Spiritual worship
will remove the barriers of race and
religion that men have erected.
When all men recognize the nearness
of God and worship Him in spirit and
in truth it will mark the dawn of a
new age of brotherhood, free from
strife and divisions among men.
Christ's revelation was more than
she could grasp, so she proposed to
wait until the Messiah should ap
pear to settle the problem for her.
To this ignorant social outcast Jesus
revealed Himself as the Messiah.
Without waiting to confess her
faith she hastened to the neighbor
ing community and proclaimed that
the Messiah had come. Many be
lieved upon her word. Others start
ed to investigate her statements.
She proved her faith by her mission
ary endeavors to win others for the
Ten years have passed since the
writer rested at Jacob's well and
drew water from its depths. Recall
ing the impressions of that hour, see
ing small children carrying mortar
to build a new Greek Catholic Church,
one could not but help feeling that
Christ would have prohibited child
labor upon a building being erected
for His glory. He had a place for
the children as He had for the Sa
maritan woman in His gospel. Many
of His followers today would be sur
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prised at the Lord's attitude toward
personal evangelism and foreign mis
sions. His disciples were surprised
to find Him talking with the Samari
tan. It is easier for some people to
consider the heathen at a distance
than to take steps to save’those at
our doors. The approach of those
whom the degraded soul transformed
by the grace of God had reached with
her story encouraged Christ, as He
pointed to them as an evidence that
the time of harvest had come. Many
of the Samaritans accepted Him, the
first fruits of the great ingathering
of the Gentiles that has taken place
throughout the world, because Jesus
taught the message of religious lib
erty to (he woman at Jacob’s well and
commanded His followers to preach
His gospel to every creature.
Christian Endeavor Notes
The program of events scheduled
for the Labor day outing of the Dis
trict of Columbia Christian Endeavor
Union at Reservoir Bark has been
completed' At 1 o’clock assembly
will be sounded. A copy of the
printed program for the day, together
with ap Identification tag, will be
given to each one present. On the
tag will appear the name of the indi
vidual, church to which he belongs
and the name of a college. Partici
pants |n the athletic events will be
drawn from the groups bearing these
college designations. Uach group
will be presided over by a group
leader, while judges will be chosen
from former presidents of the union.
The athletic events will begin at 2
o’clock, in the following order:
Men’s 75-yard dash —Four men from
each group will run In the prelimi
naries. The winners will participate
in the final heat to be run near the
end of the program.
Relay potato race—Three men and
three women from each group will
participate. There will be no pre
Ladies’ 50-yard dash —The same pro
cedure as followed in the first event
will govern this race.
Men’s three-legged race—Pour cou
ples from each group will run the
preliminaries, the winners to compete
in the finals.
Ball-throwing contest —Four women
from each group will participate in
the preliminaries; winners will com
pete in the finals.
Pinal heat of men’s 75-yard dash.
Dizzy race—Particulars will be ex
plained at the time It is run.
Final heat of women's 50-yard dash.
Ball-passing contest.
Each group will be called upon for
an original stunt.
Announcement of the team winning
the highest score.
The ball game will begin at 4:30
o’clock. The team will be chosen
from the "Harvard” and "Princeton”
groups on the one side, and the
"Penn” and "Yale" groups on the
Supper will be served at 5:30 o’clock.
Following supper, a vesper service
will be held in the grove, when Rev.
Harvey Baker Smith, pastor of Co
lumbia Heights Christian Church,
will speak.
William F. McDowell to Preach at
Homecoming Service.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
BALTIMORE, Md.. August 29.
Bishop William Fraser McDowell,
resident bishop of the Washington
area of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, will preach tomorrow at
Mount Washington Methodist Episco
pal Church. Before preaching he will
addres* the children in the Sunday
The occasion will mark the home
coming services of the church. At
night Rev. Dr. Don S. Colt, superin
tendent of Baltimore district of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, will
Viva M. January to Speak on
“Storm and Calm.”
Viva M. January will lecture in the
Unity Auditorium, 1326 I street north
west, tomorrow at 8 p.m., on "Storm
and Calm." Wednesday at 8 p.m. she
will lecture on “How to Transmute
Thursday at 8 p.mfl George Schwcsin
ger of Baltimore will lecture, his sub
ject being: "Stepping Up to All
Possessions.” A healing meeting le to
be held on Friday at 5 o’clock.
Lott Carey Foreign Mission Meet
ing to Open Wednesday.
The Lott Carey Baptist Foreign
Mission Convention, Inc., will convene
with the Second Baptist Church,
Third street between H and I streets
northwest, next Wednesday at 10 a_m.
The choir of Second Church, assisted
by local talent, will give a song
service for the opening of the con
vention Tuesday at 8 p.m.
The Woman’s Auxiliary will hold
its sessions in the Mount Carmel Bap
tist Church, Third and I streets, be
ginning Wednesday afternoon. The
closing session will be a missionary
mass meeting Friday at 8 p.m., in
the Dunbar High School. The prin
cipal address will be delivered by Dr.
Richard Carroll of Columbia, S. C.
Pastor Returns From Vacation.
Rev. Dr. Waldron, having returned
from his vacation, will occupy the
pulpit of Shiloh Baptist Institutional
Church, Ninth and P streets north
west, tomorrow morning, and at
night Rev. A. Hobbs, pastor of Jeru
salem Baptist Church of Norfolk, Va.,
will preach a missionary sermon to
the Tabltha Home and Foreign Mis
sionary Circle, Mrs. M. M. Waldron,
president. Several members of the
circle will have special parts on the
program. The Shiloh male quartet,
consisting of T. H. Ward, William
Guy. Gustavus Harkum and William
H. Green, will render several selec
Director to Appoint Officers.
Lloyd W. Maxwell, chairman of a
committee to nominate officers of the
Vermont Avenue Christian Sunday
school, presented a report Thursday
evening. The committee recommended
that as the church has employed a
trained director of religious educa
tion, and has outlined an ambitious
program of religious work for the
year, the director should be given au
thority to appoint all officers and
teachers of the school. This recom
mendation was adopted.
Annual Church Picnic.
CEDAR GROVE, Md., August 30.
The Ladies* Aid Society of Salem M.
E. Church will hold its annual pic
nic and children’s supper September
13 here, on the main pike leading
from Rockville to Rldgeville.
Evangelist to Hold Services.
Evangelist G. G. Kundahl will be
gin revival services, to continue two
weeks at the St. Georges' Island M.
E. Church, on St. Georges Island,
southern Maryland. W. E. Irvle, his
song leader and soloist, will accom
pany 11110. j
Preacher’s Wedding Anniversary
Celebrated at Camp.
Rev. M. Leo Rlppy, assistant pastor
of the Mount Vernon Place Metho
dist Episcopal Church South, and
Mra Rlppy were surprised by 135 of
their friends Wednesday at the sum
mer camp, conducted by the church
■Jong the Potomac Just beyond the
District line, who gave them a recep
tion In honor of their sixth wedding
Tables were set up outdoors and
dinner served. The tables were deco
ra.tld red ‘ wh,te and blue and
with flowers. A wedding: cake was
prepared for the dinner by the chef
at the camp.
At the conclusion of the dinner,
which was presided over by Dr. Clif
ton P. Clark, superintendent of the
Sunday school, Willis S. Warren, busi
ness manager of the camp, presented
the couple with a chest of silver.
More than 1,000 have attended the
camp during the summer and many
more are expected before It is closed
September 15.
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Dr. George Green, Medical Worker,
at Fifth Baptist Church.
Dr. George Green, who IS years ago
went out from Fifth Baptist Church
as a medical missionary in Aghomaso,
Nigeria, West Africa, will preach at
both the morning and evening serv
ices tomorrow at Fifth Baptist
Dr. John E. Briggs will return from
Norfolk, Va., next Tuesday, and will
be at prayer meeting Thursday night
and preach the Sunday following.
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Topic for tomorrow; "The World-
Parish of Methodism” Matthew,
The following are the leaders In
the local chapters In the District:
Cheltenham, Mrs. H. A. May; Doug
las, W. A. Morris; Metropolitan.
Spenser Miser; North Capitol, Lionel
Fielder; Oxon Hill, Mary Richardson,
and Woodside, Mrs. Paul Lehman.
Members of the league are to go
to Washington Grove next Saturday,
where a base ball game will be held
In the afternoon and an echo meet
ing In the evening.
The evening program will start at
7:30 o'clock, with a song service led
by W. R. Schmucker with Miss Edna
M. Stackhouse at the piano. The echo
meeting will begin at 8 p.m. with
the district first vice president, How
ard M. Stackhouse, presiding. The
speakers will be Miss Esther Van
Dyne and the Rev. F. C. Reynolds,
pastor of Wesley Chapel. Miss Dor
othy Wallauer will be the soloist.
Trains leave Union station at 1:35
p.m. and 2:40 p.m.
Morning watch will be held at Me-
Kendree Church tomorrow at 6;30
The regular monthly board of con
trol meeting will be held at Metro
politan Church Wednesday at 8 p.m.
A Junior League rally will be held
at the Reservoir Grounds Septem
ber 20.
Chapters desiring to Join a basket
ball and bowling team should com
municate with Lovell Day, district
fourth vice president, Mount Rainier,
Rev. Dr. George S. Bowers of Bal
timore is to preach tomorrow morn
ing at the Luther Place Memorial
Canon William Sheafe Chase to
Make Three Addresses in D. C.
Churches Tomorrow.
Canon William Sheafe Chase, rec
tor of Christ Protestant Episcopal
Church of Brooklyn, N. Y. ( president
of the Civic Club of New York City
and director of the National Lord's
Day Alliance, will make three talks
tomorrow in the interest of the
Lord’s Day Alliance of the District, a
branch of the National.
At 11 a.m. he will occupy the pulpit
at the Church of the Nativity; 6 p.m.
he w'ill address the Young’ People's
Society of the Episcopal Church of
the Epiphany, and 8 p.m.. the Co
lumbia Heights Christian Church, on
Park road near Fourteenth street.
The next meeting of the District
Alliance will be September 19, in St.
Stephen's Episcopal Chapel, Four
teenth street near Irving street. Of
ficers of the District Alliance are:
President, Rev. Dr. George Fiske
Dudley; secretary and treasurer. Rev.
Charles H. Butler, and chairman of
legislation. Rev. George M. Cum
Rev. Dr. J. I*ewls Hartsock, pastor
of St. Andrew’s Methodist Episcopal
Church, New York, will occupy the
pulpit of Foundry Methodist Episco
pal Church tomorrow morning and
The theme for the morning sermon
will be "The Church for the Times,”
and in the evening, "The Hound of
Heaven." suggested by the poem by
James Thompson.
r. M. C. A. NEWS
The Y. M. C. A. is supplying: speak
ers for the following: church services
Page McK. Etchison, religious work
director of the Y. M. C. A., will speak
tomorrow morning at the Warner Me
morial Presbyterian Church at Ken
sington, Md. In the evening Mr.
Etchison will conduct the services
at the Kendall Baptist Church.
The Brightwood M. E. Church will
have James A. Bell as its speaker to
morrow. W. L. Smalley will speak at
the evening services.
H. J. Councilor, director of reli
gious education at Calvary Baptist
Church, will conduct the morning
service at the First Reformed Church.
The Petworth Baptist Church will
be addressed by Rev. W. P. Blake to
morrow morning.
Rev. Eugene Raker of the Bible
Institute of Washington will speak
tomorrow morning at the Eldbrooke
M. E. Church.
John H. Thomas will be in charge
of the morning service at the Dum
barton Avenue M. E. Church.
The 11 o’clock service at the Mount
Tabor M. P. Church will be in charge
of Rev. P. S. McCubbin.
Nicholas Van Sant will speak to
morrow morning at the First Method
ist Protestant Church.
The North Carolina Avenue M. P.
Church will have G. P. Cooley as its
speaker at 11 o'clock.
Rev. H. Dennington Hayes will be
the speaker at the Lincoln Park open
air service at 4 o’clock. Rev. Hayes
is pastor of the St. Mark’s Lutheran
Church. The song service will be
conducted by George L. Myers. There
will be special music.
Unusual Increase in Scripture
Study Among Children
Is Noted.
The Summer Bible schools have
completed a most successful season.
The Lathem plan, f.t is stated, ex
ceeded the expectations of those in
terested and the Sunday schools and
churches have noticed the remarka
ble advance in Bible study among
the children.
Dr. Isaac Ward, president of the
Washington Bible School Associa
tion, will call a meeting of the
executive committee on his return
to the city early in September, at
which time plans for the Winter
session schools and institute will be
In the early Fall the intensive
training school will begin for those
teachers and workers for the Winter
session of the Church Bible schools.
Plans for this course will be an
nounced later, as inquiries from all
over the city have been made. Any
information regarding the school
work may be had from the super
visor, Mrs. H. Moffatt Bradley. The
thirteenth annual report will give
in detail the work accomplished this
year throughout the entire United
Dr. Abraham L. Lathem, founder
of the woyk, will have the report
complete at an early date. Dr. Ward,
after a conference with Dr. Lathem
In Chester, Pa., will have plans to
submit to the committee for the
regional conference to be held in
Washington City this year.

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