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Mostly cloudy ti night and tomor row; little change in temperature. Temperature for 24 hours ended at 31 a.m. today—Highest, 76. at 3:15 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 47, at 6 a.m. today. Full report on page 4. • Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 20 ■vr »)Q ‘17(1 Entered as second class mallei O. —I U. post o ffl C e Washington, D. C. GIANTS LEAD GRIFFS IN THIRD, 1 TO 0 JAPANESE QUESTION DIMS DAVIS’ DOPES ■ TO WIN CALIFORNIA Issue Gives Rivals Whip hand Just as Victory Seem ed Within Grasp. LA FOLLETTESEEN SURE OF 35 ELECTORAL VOTES Northwest Survey Gives President Best Chance in Three of Seven States. BY G. GOl'Eil) I,I\COL\, Staff Correspondent of The Star. ASHLAND. Ore., October 4 (en route to California). —Just when the Democrats are striving in California to hold all their forces in line so that they may squeeze through a winner along comes the Japanese question to raise trouble for them. Both the Coolidge and the La Follette leaders and newspapers are making the most ( * out of Japan’s stubborn insistance at Geneva that the immigration ques tion, if it threatens war. should be held an issue in which the League of 1 Nations could not interfere. That is putting it roughly, but it is the in terpretation placed on the attitude of Japan in these parts. With John W. Davis pledging himself to do all in his power to bring about adherence of the United States to the league, this latest development is decidedly not helpful to the Democratic cause in the Pacific Coast States. A survey of conditions in the so called La Follette belt, running from Wisconsin to Washington and Ore gon, during the last two weeks leads to the following conclusions: First, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, both North and South, and Minnesota seem rea sonably sure for the Progressive ticket. May Get 3.1 Votes. Washington, Montana and Oregon, on the other hand, are leaning now toward the Republicans, so far as the national ticket is concerned. Should the division fall along these lines a , month from today when the voters ’ go to the polls. La Follette would re ceive 35 electoral votes ancfrTooUdge ID out of these seven States. Should all of these States give their votes to La Follette he would have 51 elec toral votes. That might be sufficient, or it might not be sufficient, to bring about a deadlock in the electoral col lege and so throw the choice of a Chief Executive into Congress, de pending on the outcome in this sec tion. When the country split three ways 1 'politically in 1912 none of these seven States was found in the Republican column for Taft. Four of them, Wis i consin. North Dakota. Montana and I Oregon, cast their electoral votes for the Democratic nominee, Woodrow Wilson, and three of them, Minnesota, South Dakota and Washington, were counted for Roosevelt. Emphasizing the difference between the Roosevelt progressive movement and that now led by La Follette and Wheeler, none of these States today are expected to fall into the Democratic column. This because the La Follette-Wheeler movement is cutting into the Demo cratic forces as well as into those of the Republicans. Real Drive to Come. In the month intervening before election day the real intensive part of the campaign is to be carried on. The campaign may cause a swinging one way or another of the pendu lum as political sentiment veers. Leaders in all the parties, say that they are having great difficulty find ing out just how the people are go ing to vote. La Follette leaders in this part of the country axe taking heart at the 4 recent outbreak of Senator Brook hart of lowa against the Repub lican vice presidential nominee, Gen. Dawes. They expect him to work in the open hereafter for La Follette’s candidacy. On the other hand, Re publicans say that Brookhart has been against the Republican national ticket for months; that he has given aid and comfort to the La Follette t' campaign, though not openly, and that, so far as the campaign in lowa is concerned, Brookharfs open ad vocacy of the La Follette movement \ would have little adverse effect. As a matter of fact, they are hoping that it may drive the Republicans more firmly into line in that State and win over conservative Democrats to the Coolidge ticket Clarifies Dawes Case. One thing, however, to which Brookharfs outburst gives additional color is the frequently heard state ments in some of the Northwestern States that Dawes is not helping the Republican ticket. In South Dakota, for example, where Dawes had been to make addresses, this was the com ment in a number of quarters. On the other hand, it is Dawes who first emphasized the Constitution and the courts as the big issue of the cam paign, the Issue on which' the ,Re * publicans are depending to a very large extent to carry them through. What effect Brookharfs attack upon Dawes will have outside of lowa is a different question. Admitting that the same forces in lowa, to a very large extent, which have been sup porting Brookhart. are those support ing La Follette, it may be that the situation in lowa will be little chang ed. Os course, Brookhart may give the needed support, which would carry the State for La Follette. But what of California, for example, where the La Follette forces axe strong; where many people have been aroused by the action of the courts in denying the La Follette electors a place on the ballot and compelling him to run as a Socialist candidate; where Hiram Johnson and many of A his friends are aloof from the Repub- M lican campaign and some of them flp are working for La Follette? Next to the presidential importance from a national point of view in these Northwestern States are the " on PagiTlS, Column 2.) Woman , Aged 109 , Believed Oldest in Neiv England , Dies B % v the Associated Press. PAWTUCKET, R. 1.. October 4. Mrs. Marla Horton Chappell, 109 years old, died early today at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Frank B. West, in Seekonk. Her friends claimed she was the oldest woman in New England. She ascribed her longevity to hard work, regular hours and ab stention from eating sweets. One of her sons is former Mayor Chap pell of Willimantic Conn. OFFICIALS SEIZE 100 SERIESJICKETS Strips Taken From Scalpers After Arrest by U. S. Revenue Men. More than one hundred tickets of the prized admission, choice reserva tions, of the world series base bail are tied up in the hands of the United States Internal Revenue offi cers. taken from six ticket scalpers arrested in this city last night, charged with violating a Federal statute prohibiting the sale or scalp ing of tickets and charging excessive prices over and above the regular prices fixed by the base ball manage ment. Efforts are being made, it is under stood, to secure the release of these tickets. Informations were filed with As sistant District Attorney Ralph Given in the Police Court today by Pre cinct Detectives Thomas Nally and Carlton Talley against Edward R. Dronerberg, Reed W. Diggs, James W. Edlin and James C. Dane under an act of Congress in which they are charged with the sale of tickets to the world at a price in excess of the sale price set by the base ball management and for profit. Put Up Collateral. At the time of their arrest each of the defendants put up SIOO collateral and was released. Reed W. Diggs, one of the defendants, failed to answer to his name when called In court today and his collateral was automatically forfeited. The three other defendants’ cases were con tinued over until next Wednesday. 'Th the District of Columbia branch of the court today, before Assistant Corporation Counsels Frank W. Madl gan and Edward W. Thomas. Infor mations were filed against Leon Cantor and Charles Barnette on charges similar to those agajnst the other defendants in the United States branch under the District of Columbia code. They are charged with selling tickets at prices In ex cess of the fixed price printed on the tickets. Their cases will be heard next week. Business Rushing. Recovering from a temporary set back yesterday afternoon at the hands of the local police, ticket scalpers in the downtown section were doing a rushing business today with eleventh-hour customers who had been frustrated in their attempts to get tickets to the world series from regular sources. And as the demand for the fancy coTored cardboard strips increased with the rapid approach of game time this afternoon the scalpers asked and got almost any price they pleased. Grandstand tickets sold for three figures in many instances and even pavilion tickets soared to sim ilar figures. In “scalpers’ row,” on Pennsylvania avenue between Twelfth and Thir teenth streets, brokers registered as such by the United States Govern ment passed out the treasured tickets to willing purchasers and wrapped the redbacks and greenbacks received aroung huge rolls of currency. Moat Split With U. S. Nobody knew today, probably not even the brokers themselves, just how much money these men had taken in, although deputy collectors of internal revenue kept check of the sales as they were made for later tabulation and taxing. Every broker was re quired to split his profits 50-50 with the Treasury Department, under the revenue law of 1924. Repeal of the order, under which two brokers had already been arrest ed, accordingly resulted, and in its place was issued an order that the po lice arrest only persons selling the base ball tickets on the street or in other public places, in violation of the local police regulations. The revenue bureau meanwhile got busy and took into custody several men who were charged with selling tickets at a profit without having registered with the bureau or having marked the new selling price on the ticket, so that the government could receive Ita share of the profit. None of the regular ticket brokers were offenders in this respect, officials said, as they had a well-planned system of stamping their names and the selling prices on the backs of the cards, in compliance with the law. DEATH PREDICTION TRUE. Medium Warns Husband of Dan ger, But Fails to Save Him. BEDFORD, Mass.. October 4.—A warning that his safety was menaced by a “dark man with a - club” was given Frederick Arthur Clements by his wife, a spiritualist medium, but the advice did not save him. Mrs. Clements, otherwise known as Mme. Sandeen, last night identified a body found in the Shawsheen River, here, Thursday night wrapped In a sack and weighed with automobile cylinder heads, as that of her husband. The woman told the police she had premoni tion of danger to Clements and had warned him to be careful. Clements, 60 years old, was formerly a minister in New FGoundland, but recently had conducted a garage In Burlington, Mass. W(\t fbimim V y J v > WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION VETERANS FULFILL WAR-TIME PLEDGE TO BUILDMEMORIAL Survivors of Ist Division Ar rive to Dedicate Shaft to Men Killed in France. THOUSANDS OF TROOPS MARCH DOWN AVENUE President Urges Soldiers to Guard Constitution From Foes Who Are Fighting It. Addressing veterans of the Ist Division, American Expeditionary Forces, President Coolidge today dedicated their monument —erected to the memory of those who fell in bat tle—as “a lesson of the supreme blessing of peace with honor, a sym bol of stern warning." His address, made to the veterans massed behind the State, War and Navy building at the foot of their monument, was the concluding fea ture of the day’s ceremonies, which began this morning with an impres sive march from the Peace Monument up Pennsylvania avenue. The peace now established must be nourished, the President declared, in this country's international relations. The Constitution itself must he de fended, he said, to preserve individual freedom through non-interference with the courts, and fair opportunity by the prevention of Government mo nopolies in business. "While recalling his wish for Ameri can membership in the World Court and further disarmament, the Presi dent warned, in reference to the coun try’s relations, that “We do not pro pose to intrust to any other power, or combination of powers, any authority to make our own mind for us.” Veteran warriors and their successors, the Ist Division of today's Army, marched solemnly up Pennsylvania avenue and dedicated to fallen com rades a monument which they, the survivors, had vowed to erect even before the battlefield was clear ed of its dead. Today was a fulfillment of that mission, and south of the State, War and Navy Building stands a monu ment to the fallen heroes of a divi sion of fighting men which led Amer ica into France. And on the monu ment is the name of every man of that famous Ist Division who gave his life. Coolidge to Speak. Gen. Pershing was absent, because of a sudden call from the city, but from him a message came. Maj. Gen. Charles P. Summerall spoke on the spirit of the Ist Division and Col. Adolphe Huguet spoke on the monument itself. From as far away as New York came troops to honor the dead heroes who gave their lives that American principles might not be endangered. They came by transport as their predecessors went overseas in 1917 and performed those herculean tasks for which today they are being honored. Thousands lined the sidewalks of Pennsylvania avenue and cheered on ward the men of the fighting units of today and the veterans of yesterday, some of them wearing the uniforms in which they lay on the mud of French battlefields. Theirs was a solemn march to pay homage to those who went, but never returned. Following the detail of police came Maj. Gen. Charles P. Summer>ll, one time commander of the Ist Division on the battlefields, and chairman of the present activities, and his staff. He is grand marshal of the parade. Then followed Brig. Gen. Frank Par ker, also a wartime Ist Division commander, and now commanding the Ist Brigade of the Ist Division, which came from New York on the St. Mihiel to participate. Massed Bands Parade. The massed bands of the Ist Di vision came next, and then the com posite regiment of Infantry’, spic and span in the uniforms of khaki, com posed of the 16th and 18th United States Infantry Regiments, from posts in and around New York, their ranks now filled with youngsters who came since the war, although still there may be found many of the fighters of 'l7. “Thfe First Shot” outfit, the 6th Field Artillery*, in polished trappings, here from Fort Hoyle, Md., was cheered along the way, for it was from Battery C of this organization that America sent howling and whistling Into the German lines a shell announcing that another na tion, which was to turn the tide, was there. And today the cannon of Bat tery C boomed forth a salute as the colors fell gracefully from the mon ument to its dead. Many Troops In Line. Then came the troops so well known to Washington, those from the Dis trict of Washington. They were commanded by Col. H. S. Hawkins, 3d United States Cavalry', who led the section and who was followed by the Army Band, Pershing’s Own. The 3d Battalion of the 12th United States Infantry, up from Fort Washington, next in line; was followed by Air Service troops from Bolling Field, the 3d Cavalry, and then the 16th Field Artillery. The Navy Band led the veterans’ section, and In line were more than 2,000 veterans of the Ist Division from all parts of the United States. Then Maj. Gen. Hanson E. Ely, com mandant of the Army War College, headed the sth Division veterans. He also commanded the Ist at one time during the war. The next section was marshaled by Capt. C. S. Coulter, U. S. A., and was composed of disabled emergency of ficers of the World War. Disabled Vet erans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dis trict of Columbia Department, Amer (Continued on Page 9. Column 7.) Radio Programs—Page 13. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1924-THIRTY PAGES. dahj Coolidges , Wed 19 Years Ago Today 9 Observe Occasion President and Mrs. Coolidge to day are observing their nineteenth wedding anniversary. Numerous communications from friends and relatives congratulating them and wishing for many future annivers aries were received at the White House, but no change yy'as made in the usual White House program in the matter of observing this day. President and Mrs. Coolidge. with a few friends, will go aboard the presidential yacht Mayflower late this afternoon and will spe;nd the week end cruising about the lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay. It Is not planned to make landings on this trip, and the party expects to he back jn Wash ington early Monday morning. DRY OFFICERS FIND HDGECONSPIRACY Seizure of Ship and $500,000 in Liquor Reveals Inter national Plot. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, October 4. —Prohibi- tion officials claimed to have uncov ered a gigantic Anglo-American rum running conspiracy, with $10,000,000 involved, when they towed into har bor today the twin-screw British steamer Frederick B. with its crew of 28 men and 2 women under armed guard, and with a $500,000 liquor car go aboard. Five special Government agents, under leadership of William A. Wal ker of Washington, general field su perintendent of the dry forces, made the capture after they had, accord ing to Mr. Walker, dickered for the purchase of 25,000 cases of whisky from the vessel’s master, paying SIOO,- 000 in currency and checks for the contraband. Bankers in this country. England and Canada were concerned in the conspiracy. Walker said. The Frederick B of 196 tons was seized 15 miles off Monmouth Beach yesterday after an Investigation of three months. She was brought into harbor under a heavy guard. Coast Guard officials, who made the seizure under Walker’s instructions, said de tails of the international plot would be made knoA-n after tbe prisoners had been taken before the United States district attorney. ASKS SMITH RETRACT. Mrs. Robinson Declares Roosevelt Much. More Than “Name.” NEW YORK, October 4. Mrs. Douglas Robinson, sister of the late Theodore Roosevelt, speaking yester day under the auspices of the Cool idge Non-Partisan League, denied that her nephew, Theodore Roosevelt, jr.. Republican nominee for governor, is depending on the Influence of the family name in- his campaign and demanded that Gov. Smith retract a statement he made a few days ago to the effect that Republican party had renominated a “name.” Mrs. Robinson cited her nephews’ record in college, business, war and politics, to support her contention that Theodore Roosevelt, jr., is quali fied to fill the office for which he was nominated. DUTCH FLYER MISSING. AMSTERDAM, October 4.—Anxiety is felt here concerning the Dutch aviator Vanderhoop, who, with a me chanic and observer In his Fokker plane, is attempting a flight to Batavia, Java. Nothing has been heard from him since his departure from Prague on the hop to Belgrade. Vanderhoop started from Amster dam Wednesday morning. His object is to test the' possibilities of com mercial aviation between Holland aqd Java. * ROOSEVELT DENIES HE IS SEEKING OFFICE ON FATHER’S PRESTIGE Cites Tii'o Years Spent on $7-a-Week Salary After Graduation—Received I\o Allowance From Family . By the Associated Pr.’ss, NEW YORK, October 4.—There is a saying in the Roosevelt family that every tub must stand on its own bot tom. Giving this answer to Democratic charges that he is running for gov ernor on his father’s prestige, Theo dore Roosevelt at rallies last night described how his first job paid 17 a week and he lived on that, “When I left college and went out on my own. my first job was In a carpet factory at Thompsonyille, Conn.,” he said. “I was there for two years and there was no camou flage about the work which I did. “My family always had the very sound belief that after a boy had been given as good an education as it could afford it was then the boy’s responsibility to make good for him self. So when I went to the factory I received no allowance from home. “That was. when prices were very BALTIMORE CLUBMAN DIES IN 10-STORY FALL Horace W. White. 37. Society Fig ure, Believed to Have Committed Suicide by Relatives. By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, Md.. October 4. —Hor- ace W. White, jr., 37 years old. local society and club man, plunged to his death from his office, on the tenth floor of the Maryland Trust Building, .today. Relatives declared their belief that he committed suicide. He had been suffering from nervous breakdown for some time, it was said. White was alone in ms office when he made his fatal leap, police learn ed. The window sill is far from the floor, and police found that he- had climbed upon a chair and thence to the top of a radiator to make the plunge. > White was the Southern represent ative of the T. H. Symington Com pany, manufacturers of air brakes: was a son of Mrs. Horace W. White and unmarried. He was a brother of Mrs. J. Girvin Peters of Washington and Mrs. George C. Burgwin of Pitts burgh, Pa.; Stephenson White and Robert E. White of Baltimore. FOOT BALL MAN KILLED. Second Badly Hurt in Auto Crash After Game. SAMSON, Ala., October 4.—Ernest Winn, member of the Hartford, Ala., foot ball team, was killed, and J. B. Kinsave, another member, was be lieved to have been fatally injured early today while en route from De funiak Springs, Fla., where the Hart ford and Defuniak teams played yes terday. By the side of a wrecked au tomobile the body of Winn and Kin save in an unconscious condition were discovered by persons in a pass ing car. The accident occurred between De funiak and Ponce de Leon. Kinsave had not regained consciousness this morning. Base Ball Noon Edition , The Star will print an edition at noon each week day during the entire World Series. Notice to Advertisers All advertisements either dis play or classified must be re ceived at The Star Office not later than 11 p.m. the day before issue. Corrected proofs must be received before 10 a.m. the day of issue. The co-operation of all ad vertisers Is earnestly requested. much lower, and all they would pay me for the first year and a half was $7 a week, and I had to live on it. “As I recall it. I got board, lodging and washing done for $5 a week, and I had $2 left to blow in on clothes, amusements, smoking tobacco and riotous living.” The Women’s Christian Temperance Union of New York State in annual convention at Oneonta yesterday in dorsed the candidacy of Col. Roose velt. Explaining the action, Mrs. Ella A. Boole, State president, said the or ganization had regarded Col. Roose velt as a "wet" because he voted for 2.75 beer in the legislature, but his speech of acceptance, urging a State prohibition enforcement law, indi cated he merited support of the tem perance people. Gov. Smith, Col. Roosevelt’s op ponent. will be officially notified to night of his nomination at a meeting in Schenectady. HIGH-SPEED RACE, 1 MEET FEATURE Four Planes to Strive for Record —Dayton Contests Will End Today. By the Aftsociated Press. DAYTON, Ohio, October 4—The 1924 international air races will be concluded here today, with the Pu litzer high-speed race as the chief event. Four Army airplanes will take oft at 2:30 p.m. in an effort to better the mark of 243.67 miles an hour set last year by Lieut. A. J. Williams of the Navy in winning the trophy. The Army had counted on the late Lieut. Alexander Pearson, who was to have flown the same Curtiss ship that Williams used last year, setting a new high record. Pearson died in a crash a month ago, when the wings of his plane collapsed while he was traveling at an estimated speed of 260 miles an hour. Two Curtiss racers. a Curtiss PWAB-A and a Verville-Sperry racer are the planes that will start in the Pulitizer race. Capt. Burt E. Skeel of Selfridge Field will fly one of the Curtis racers and Lieut. Wendell H. Brookley of McCook Field will pilot the other. Both planes are equipped with D-12 Curtiss engines, which develop about 30 or 40 more horsepower than the D-12 motors which were used last year. The present D-12s are rated as developing 500 horsepower. Using New Plane. Lieut. Rex K. Stoner of Langley Field qualified for the race yesterday. His plane was finished only two weeks ago. It is similar to the ordi nary Curtiss pursuit plane, the PW-8, but Is faster. It carries a Cur tiss D-12 engine. Lieut. H. H. Mills of Wilbur Wright Field is the fourth entrant and he will pilot a Verville-Sperry racer, de signed at McCook Field, and 'which was started In the last two Pulitzer races, but did not finish. The Dayton Bicycle Club trophy race is the first event on today’s pro gram, being timed for 11:40. There will be two sets of prizes, one for speed and one for efficiency. First award in the former is $1,500 In Lib erty bonds, and for the latter, SBOO In Liberty bonds. The John L. Mitchell trophy for pursuit ships will be contested for at 1 p.m. Three cups will be awarded. The Pulitzer race carries a first prize of $5,000 in Liberty bonds, sec ond prize of $2,500 in Liberty bonds, and $1,500 and SI,OOO In bonds—tor third and fourth prizes. While attendance at the races has not been anywhere near announced expectations of officials, today’s pro gram Is expected to be witnessed by 50,000 or more persons. Estimate of (Continued on Page 2, Column 7.) “From Press to Home Within the Hour** The Star's carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. Yesterday’s Circulation, 98,232 JOHNSON ACCLAIMED BY 40,000 FANS IN BIG SERIES OPENER Mighty Cheer Greets President Coolidge, Tossing Out Ball to Get Game Started. PARK IS THRONGED ALL NIGHT BY FANS EAGER FOR TICKETS Championship Contenders Reach Scene Early and Get Spirited Workouts. Nehf Hurls for New York. LINE-UP FOR FIRST GAME. NEW YORK. WASHINGTON. Lindstrom, 3b. McNeely, cf. Frisch, 2b. Harris, 2b. Young, rs. Rice, rs. Kelly, cf. Goslin, If. Terry, lb. Judge, lb. Wilson, If. Bluege, 3b. Jackson, ss. Peckinpaugh, ss. Qowdy, c. Ruel, c. Nehf, p. Johnson, p. Umpires—Connoly behind the plate; Klem on first, Dineen on second, Quigley on third. GRIFFITH STADIUM, October 4.—At the end of the third inning of the world series opener the score stood 1 to 0 in favor of the New York Giants.x BY DENMAN THOMPSON. Walter Johnson, premier hurler of the American League, re ceived on ovation when he took his place on the mound as the pitcher for the Griffmen when the first game of the world series got under way. Opposing the Kansas Cyclone was Arthur Nehf. southpaw star of the New York Giants. Play by innings follows: FIRST INNING. NEW YORK—Lindstrom flied to McNeely for the first pui out. Frisch popped to Bluege. Young took a third strike. No runs, WASHINGTON—McNeeIy flied to Wilson in left center. Harris went out, Jackson to Terry. Rice raised an easy foul to Lindstrom on the first ball pitched. No runs. SECOND INNING. NEW YORK—Kelly poled the ball over the railing in front of the left-field stands for a home run. Terry singled to center. Wilson struck out. Jackson walked. Gowdy lined to Peck, who threw to Harris, doubling Terry off second. One run. WASHINGTON —Goslin went out, Jackson to Terry. Judge walked. Bluege struk out. Peck flied to Wilson. No runs. THIRD INNING. NEW YORK —Nehf poped to Johnson. Lindstrom struck out. Frisch doubled over Pecks head. Frisch, playing a bit too far off second, was out when Ruel pegged to Peck. No runs. WASHINGTON —Ruel walked. Johnson hit into a double play, Jackson to Frisch to Terry. McNeely walked. Harris flied to Jackson. No runs. GRIFFITH STADIUM, October 4. —Amid a tumult of joy from 40,000 fans, pulsating with boisterous excitement, Walter Johnson walked out to his familiar old place in this battle-scarred stadium at 2 o’clock this afternoon and pitched the first ball that opened the world series, which Washington had waited more than two decades to acclaim. Hailed by solid banks of flushed men and women who were in their seats to cheer him, the old master stood to acknowledge the reception for a brief minute, and then aimed one of his fast ones straight to the Giants’ first batter. Never before has this park housed so large a throng, and the thousands who cast off every vestige of reserve and made the welkin ring with their tumult represented, perhaps, the most distinguished crowd that ever packed itself into a world scries stadium. Long hours before the umpire’s dictatorial voice bade the game begin, the clans had been gathering. Some, thousands of them, had waited all night, and when President Coolidge arrived, a few minutes before 2 o’clock, to toss out the first ball, the joy of these staid men and women, who have suddenly become kids overnight, knew no bounds. The President, accompanied by Mrs. Coolidge and invited guests, was greeted with a cheer rivaled only by that given the champion Nationals when they ran out upon the field. There were many festivities to be gone through with before the great battle for the base ball championship of the world would begin, and the fun started early. SWAYING,. CHEERING THRONG. Four towering walls of throbbing humanity banked the play ing field as the game began. They were there hours ago, solid masses, the brightly hued raiment of feminine fans making wel come contrast to the more subdued clothes of -the male rooters. Not a spot of grandstand or bleachers could be seen through those masses of swaying, cheering, whistling, screaming fans. PLAYERS GET AUTOS. Above the bedlam of horn and human voice within the packed stadium there arose over the high walls at 1:30 the crash of mar . tial music, and a minute later the United States Army Band, dressed in gray-andwhite -uniforms, marched in, accompanied by a detail of marines. Swinging once around the field, they came to a halt beside the home plate, as the two automobiles, bright and shiny, just from the factory, that were to be presented to Johnson and Peckinpaugh, arrived. Circling the field, they came to a stop by the band, a Lincoln for Johnson and a Peerless for Peck. A huge horseshoe of chrysanthemums adorned the radiator of the Lincoln, and its gorgeously upholstered seats were literally covered with flowers. As Walter, hat off and obviously bashful, stood beside it, the entire team lined up to watch the short cere mony of presentation of the gift of the fans of Washington. (Continued on P»ge~2, Column" 2.) ** TWO CENTS.