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STANDARD DEFENDS I ITS OfLCONTRACTS Many Complained of in Fed- I cral Suits Have Expired, . Says Company’s Reply. Jly til* Awwltltd Pi»u. CHICAGO, October CO.—Many con tracta complained of by the Govern ment In Its suit started last June tinder the Sherman act against some f.O ell companies, expired long be fore the suit was (lied, the Standard Oil Company of Indiana set up in its answer today. The Texas Com j any recently died a general denial of the charges. The licensing of one company to use the patents of another was the Jisuit of patents overlapping so that «om« companies were threatening each other with infringement suits, said the answer. To obviate that sit uation. the answer set forth, it was agreed to adjust the, contioversies for use of gasoline "cracking" patents by licensing the companies, so-called pooling agreements, Asnerts Law Was Obeyed. They were not combinations in restraint of trade or commerce, as charged by the Government, the ; nswer asserted, but. on the contrary, the Standard Oil Company of In diana “lias endeavored to and has observed in letter and spirit the laws of the United States of America.” The defendant company, according to the answer, owns 23 different, valid. United States patents for the cracking process. Early in its experi ence in licensing other companies to use its patents, the answer said, there •were restrictive clauses in the con tracts as advised by Us counsel for the protection of its business, but ‘‘all contracts containing the restrictive provision” about which the Govern ment complained expired more than six years before filing the suit. Its licenses now, the company contended, "are wholly free of limitation as to quantity of production, place of sale or price.” The Government's charge that the ‘'cracked” gasoline wasi not patent able was denied by the answer which set up that the “cracked” gasoline was something new and useful al <hough in most characteristics simi lar to the "straight run” gasoline. Refers (o Canadian Ileal. The company believed that some of its licensees in using its processes have sold “cracked” gasoline in its territory in violation of their agree ment in the contracts, but that it has never enforced the contract provision. After patenting its •■Burton crack ing process” in the United States, the company obtained a similar patent in Canada, the answer said. At that time the Canadian Patent Act of 1906. ac cording to the answer, contained the paragraph: “If after the expiration of 12 months from the granting of a patent, or on authorized extension of such period, the patentee or patentees • • * im port or cause to be imported into Canada the invention for which the patent is granted such patent shall he void as to the interest of the per son or persons so importing or caus ing to be imported." Indiana Company Defendant. Because of that legal restriction, a corresponding restriction to protect its Canadian patents was inserted in its contracts, the answer set forth, and "that (he said statute so In ef fect at the time of the execution of the said contract continued in full force and effect in the Dominion of Canada until the Ist day of Septem ber, 1923; that no occasion has arisen since September 1, 1923, to modify or to change such contract, and it. accordingly, remains nominally in ef fect as originally executed.” The answer denied that the Indiana company is, or has been, a party to any pool or combination in restraint of trade, or lias made any contracts restraining trade beyond its lawful rights under its patent. On the con trary. it averred the company has voluntarily adopted the policy of ex tending its pali nt rights as broadly to others, thereby greatly increasing the quantity of motor fuel produced and maintaining prices much lower than they would have been had it re served its patented processes ex- I clusively to itself, as it might law fully have done. f MRS. BRIDGET CLANCY' DEAD AT AGE OF 102 Was Able to Sew and Read With out Glasses Until Just Before Death. Mrs. Bridget Clancy, 102 years old and a resident of this city for the last SO years, died at her home. 621 H street northeast, yesterday. Mrs, Clancy, in spite of the fact that she was well past the century mark, had never worn eyeglasses and could see to read and sew until shortly before her death. She also maintained an accurate memory until within several hours before she died. Mrs. Clancy was born in Milltown, County Claire, Ireland. Coming to this city long before the Civil War. she often recalled events in this city ■ luring war days. She remembered readily county fairs held in Ireland when she was a girl. Only two weeks before her death, Mrs. Clancy had clone stewing for a tielce. Several days before she died, in a calm voice, she told nephews and nieces that the end was near. She, It ; s said, attributed her long life to bard work In her early years and to n general simplicity of living. Sjie came from a family that had be-en noted for Its longevity, it is said. A brother died several years ago at the age 9U Mrs. Clancy is survived by two nephewt\ William A. Canty and P. A. Canty, and a niece, Mrs. Ellen Riley of this city, and other nephews and nieces elsewhere. She leaves also seven grand-nephews and two grand nieces. Funeral services will be conducted at the late residence tomorrow morn ing at 8:30 O’clock and thence at St Aloystus Catholic Church, where mass will be said at 9 o'clock. Interment will be In Mount Olivet Cemetery. A niece. Miss. Margaret Dorsey of West Virginia. Is here to attend the funeral services. THREE KILLED IN AUTO. Machine Hit at Michigan Central Dearborn Crossing. DETROIT, Mich., October 20.—Three persons were killed instantly and a small boy injured when an automo bile was crushed by a Michigan Cen tral passenger train at Dearborn, near here, yesterday evening. The dead are Arthur Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Patrick, all of De troit. The boy Is William Ford, also of Detroit. The automobile party attempted to cross the track following the passage of a westbound train, falling to notice the second section of the train, which carried the machine several hundred vivrda down the track-. Bulgaria Puts 4,000 Men on Border to Halt Macedonians By Reel* te The Star and Chicago Dally Newa VIENNA, October 20.—Bulgaria has sent 4,000 soldiers to the Ser bian frontier to prevent Mace donian revolutionary bands from passing into Serbia, as the Serbs threaten to pursue the bends Into Bulgaria, and there 1* danger that the pursuit might be continued to Soda. It is in Macedonia that the Bal kan war kettle boils hottest. Macedonia, with a population of about 1,600,000, has been divided into three parts by Jugoslavia. Greece and Bulgaria. Greece and Jugoslavia are trying to subjugate the Macedonians by quartering troops In that section and forbid ding the people schools and churches, with the aim of assimi lating the population. (Copyright, 1824, by Cblcige Daily New* Co.) io dX hospTtals ON APPROVED LIST American College of Surgeons Report Made After Sur vey in Capital. Os 13 hospitals in the District of Co lumbia surveyed by the American Col lege of Surgeons. 10, or 76.0 per cent, met the requirements laid down by the institution, according to the annual of ficial announcement of approved hos pitals in the United States and Canada made today at the hospital conference of the clinical congress of the college in New York City by Dr. Franklin H. Mar tin. director general. The director general, in presenting the report, said, in part; “The program of the American College of Burgeons is def inite, its requirements are reasonable, its methods of presentation are accepta ble. The personal visits of the impartial manner in tuaklng the report appeals to the hospital as an unprejudiced effort to arrive at facts. The movement is now it« own propagandist, for It has proven its worth. The requirements arc uni versally acceptable, for they aim at focusing the hospital's attention directly on the care of the patient. This surely means much to the 12,000,000 patients passing through the hospitals of the United States and Canada annually. Made Detailed Survey. This report le based on the findings of a detailed survey made through personal investigation, carried on by representatives from the college trained and qualified to do the work. A corps of such representatives cover the United States and Canada an nually and “find the facts” about each of these hospitals as to their organ ization, supervision, facilities, pro cedures and particularly as to how they control and check up the work of the institution. “This movement," said IT. M. T. MacEachern, director of hospital ac tivities. American College of Sur geons. “aims dlree. Jy at the elimina tion of deflciencle* In hospital serv iees to Die patitiut and the estab lishing of closer supervision and check-up on the work of the insti tution. It has been rapid In its ac ceptance and accomplishment, be cause of the whole-hearted co-oper ation of the hospital people and public generally of the United States and Canada.'' 25 KILLED, 18 HURT IN MOVIE FIRE PANIC False Alarm Causes Stampede. Most Victims, Children, Tram pled to Death. By tlie Afmoi'iated Press. ATHENS, October 20.—Twenty-five persons were killed and 18 Injured In a stampede in a motion picture house in Athens this evening caused by a false alarm of tire. Most of the vic tims were children. It is believed the alarm was raised by pickpockets. American trained nurses were called upon to attend the numerous injured children. Most of the Injured were taken to the nearby polyclinic hospi tal. where the American Near East relief organization has been training nurses for child welfare work. Under the direction of Miss Catherine Mar- Karland of Philadelphia and Miss Helen Churchill of Lynn. Mass., the nurses worked throughout the night to aid tho injured. The newspapers here condemn the authorities because it is charged the theater doors would not open to per mit the panic-stricken spectators to reach safety. HOTEL MEN ATTACK PRICE-POSTING LAW McKees Hold Act Is Unconstitu tional and Injures Their Business. The Metropolitan Hotel, owned and operated by Townley A. McKee and Ralph McKee, today attacked the va lidity of the act of Congress passed May 17 last requiring hotels to post conspicuously in rooms cards stating the price per day for each room. The McKees brought suit for an Injunc tion in the District Supreme Court against the District Commissioners to prevent any attempt to enforce the provisions of the act, which, they claim, is unconstitutional, as depriv ing hotel owners of their property without due process of law. Through Attorneys Colladay, Clif ford & I’ettus, the plaintiffs point out that they have been in the hotel busi ness for 15 years and have $40,000 Invested In their business, which has been operated as a hotel since 1851, The rate of room rents depends en tirely, the court la advised, on the cost of maintaining the hotel, which varies with taxes, insurance, upkeep and the like. The plaintiffs declare they have exercised the free right of contract with patrons to the satis faction of host and guest by advanc ing or reducing the room rates to meet the varying conditions of busi ness. The provision of the act requiring the notification to the District Com missioners of any contemplated changes for their approval is de clared by the plaintiffs to be both unconstitutional and repugnant. If the requirements of the act are ex acted, the plaintiffs say. they will suffer Irreparable Injury. Decree Granted Shirley Kellogg. LONDON, October 20.—Shirley Kel logg, actress and wife of Albert De- Courvllle, London theatrical manager, today was granted a decree nisi 4n an undefended divorce cult. Edith Kelly Oould, former wife of Prank Jay Gould, was named as co-r spendent THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. 0., MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1924 CHANG REPULSED IN EMBATTLE Series of Attacks on Shan haikwan Front Beaten Back by Wu.» By the Associated Pre««. CHINWANGTOA, October 20.—A fierce battle raged throughout yes terday on the Shanhaikwan front, Chang Tso-Lln’s Manchurian forces making continual attacks, which, however, were repulsed by the Chihli (Peking government) troops. Wu Pei-Fu’s forces remained on the defensive about Chlumen, where re inforcements arrived to participate in an enveloping movement, which ia expected to bear important results. Reports from Jehol say Feng Yuh- Slang's “Ironsides” are making good progress against the Manchurians In the vicinity of Liangchlenfeng. The situation today on the Shan halkwan front is quiet, but the Manchurian lines beyond Bhanhalk wan arc under bombardment from the sea. BOMBS FOUND IN STATION. Wu Asks That International Trains Be Abandoned. By thp A*»<v*iafert Pre»». TIENTSIN, October 19 (delayed).— Further fighting took place near Shanhaikwan today, without decisive results. , Portmanteaux containing bombs were found In the east and central railway stations here last night, with clock attachments set to explode them at 9:45 o'clock. Wu Pei-fu, commandar-in-chlef of the central government forces, has sent a letter to the foreign com mandants requesting that no further International trains be sent to Shan haikwan and promising that regular passenger service will be resumed on the railroad. The foreign commandants yester day decided to start another foreign military train toward Shanhaikwan at noon Monday In the hope that operation of such trains would induce the Chinese military leaders to ar range for regular trains to haul coal to Tientsin. The British admiral, .Levison. Is ex pected here on his way to Peking to confer with the British minister. HSU LOSSES APPEAL. i Fails in Fight to Prevent Depor tation by City. By the AMorlaled Pre*«. SHANGHAI, October 20.—Gen. Hsu Shu-tseng, “Little Hsu.” one of the thirteen Chekiang military leaders recently arrested in the international settlement and subsequently released today, applied unsuccessfully to the mixed court for a writ of habeas cor pus to prevent his deportation from the settlement. Hsu contended that his arrest and the surveillance maintained over him after his release were Illegal, but the British assessor, A. J. Martin, ruled that the court was without jurisdic tion over the settlement police in the matter. Hsu's attorneys asserted that their client was utterly- isolated, guards about his residence preventing any one entering or leaving. The situation throughout the city generally remained unchanged today. * PATRICK B. DELANEY, NOTED INVENTOR, DIES Former Associate of Edison Credit ed With Production of 200 Major Devices. By the A««oil»ted Pre«i SOUTH ORANGE, N. J.. October 20. —Patrick B. Delany, 79, Inventor, for many years an associate of Thomas A. Edison, died last night after 10 days’ illness from heart trouble. He was the Inventor of over 200 major devices, most of which were of an electrical nature. His inven tions included a precious metal detec tor. the use of which resulted in the location and recovery of $30,000,000 in gold and silver from the sunken liner Laurentlc off the coast of Ire land recently. This device also was used during the past year by a wreck ing company for the recovery of $300,000 worth of copper ingots from the mud of New York bay. Mr. Delany was awarded gold med als for his electrical inventions at the Buffalo Exposition in 1901 and at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904. A major electrical Invention of his is the synchronous multiplex telegraphy, which allows the transmission of six messages on one wire and which won him a gold medal and diploma at the International Inventions’ Exhibition in London In 1885. Funeral services will be held here Wednesday. Burial will be at Nan tucket, Mass., on Thursday. 1,000 GREEKS ARRESTED, FACE TURK EXPLUSION President of Athens Delegation to Constantinople Threatens to Leave if Practice Continues. By the Associated Tress. LONDON. October 20.—A dispatch te the Exchange Telegraph from Con stantinople says a thousand Greeks have been arrested for expulsion from Turkish territory under the agree ment for the exchange of populations. The dispatch adds that the president of the Greek delegation which Is dealing tylth th * exchange has made a strong protest and threatens to leave Constantlople If the arrest of Greeks continues. FINDS COLLEGE HEADS . ARE NOT PACIFISTS Most Denounce Pledge Against Defense Sighting, Legion Survey Shows. By th* Auoclated Tr*u. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. October 20. — A survey conducted by Garland W. Powell, director of the Americanism commission of the American Legion, Indicated that American college presidents are opposed to extreme pacifism, but favor the prevsntlon of war through an association of nations, the legion anounced here last night. Inquiries were sent to presidents of 145 colleges and universities. Replies have been received from 17. “Almost to a man,” the legion an nouneement stated, "these educators Join in denouncing the pledge not to participate In any way In any war, no matter what the cause. As a group they believe, this cross-section of opinion among them Indicates, that the nation should not engage in of fensive war. At the same time they hold that in the present international situation the country should be pre* pared for on emergency and should be supported te the limit by Its olll sens against an sgressor.’* * Illiterate Former Janitress Makes Realty Deals Involving $5,000,000 By Hie An*ori*ted Tr*»*. NEW YORK, October 20.—Mrs. Fanny Menschel, former Janitress, who can neither read nor write, has completed realty deals in the last year Involving $5,000,000, she says. Shortly after her arrival from Russia 34 years ago, Mrs. Metjschel married Sam Menschel, an invalid, who earned $6 a week. She cared for three of his children by a first marriage, and as the years went by TEXTBOOK GROUPS NAMEDBYBALLOU Committee Will Study Works Now Used and Recom mend Changes. Changes In textbooks used In the Dis trict public schools will be considered by three committees composed of school officers and teachers appointed today by Supt. Frank W. Ballou. One committee will consider elementary school books, another junior high school books and the third senior high and normal school books. In a circular letter to school officers and teachers, Dr. Ballon said that recommendations for changes In text books should be In the hands of a member of the proper committee on or before December 1. Cite Coat of Change*. “A statement Indicating the weak nesses of the book to be displaced and the merits of the book recom mended should accompany each rec ommendation.'’ said Dr. Ballou's let ter. “Teachers should remember that a change in text books renders the text replaced practically valueless, and in many cases is an increased cost to tho student. They should re member, further, that books once adopted are retained at least three years and that no additions or changes should be made without care ful and intelligent study. A change from a book now in use to a revised edition of the same text required formal action by the Booard of Educa i lion. “Each textbook committee makes a single report each year to the sn ; perlntendent of schools. No requests 'for changes for-the succeeding school year should bo made after the date | given above. Suggestions and rec ommendations from officers and teachers will be welcomed by the committee. Committee Personnel. The personnel of tho three commit tees follow; Elementary schools— Ben W. March, chairman; Miss Ade | lalde Davis, Miss Rose L Hardy, Miss Elizabeth A. Hummer, Miss Katie C. Lewis, Miss E. F. G. Merritt. Miss Marion P. Shadd. Walter B. Pat terson and Miss Louise Veihtneyer. Junior high schools—('harles Hart, chairman; Mrs. M. F. Du Mez. Mrs. A. I. Kinnear, Miss Mimola Kirkland and Miss Lula M. Mclntosh. Senior high schools—Charles Hart, chair man; Dr. N. F. Brown. Mrs. D. I. Huff, George J. Jones and H. N. Mattingly. GRADED DISCOUNTS DECLARED LEGAL Supreme Court Upholds Right of Preferential Treatment to Big Purchasers. The Federal Trade Commission to day was denied a Supreme Court re view of Its case against the National Biscuit Company, charging the grant ing of illegal discounts. The lower Federal courts decided against the commission. Representing 125.00A stores, doing annual business of nearly $9,000,000,000. the National Associations of Retail Druggists, of Retail Dry Goods Deal ers, of Retail Clothiers, of Hardware Dealers, of Retail Druggists, of Retail Jewelers and Retail Shoe Dealers, had joined in a petition as friends of the court, urging discontinuance of the practice of the National Biseuit Com pany of granting discounts which, they alleged, could only be enjoyed by chain stores. The Federal Government in asking the Supreme <”ourt to review the case sought to obtain from the highest court a ruling which would be bind ing upon ail other tribunals on the question whether manufacturers in arranging their discounts must treat all customers alike. Charged Small Store* Suffered. Finding that the National Biscuit Company in arranging its discounts of 5. 10 and 15 per cent upon the volume of monthly purchases limited these benefits to the owners of one or more stores, including those operating chain stores, and refused them on purchases made by associations or combinations of Independent stores, the Federal Trade Commission con tended that the owners of the large stores and chain stores obtained an undue advantage over smaller estab lishments in competition with them. The Government in Ms petition ask ing the Supreme Court to reopen the case, asserted that under the present discount practices of the National Biscuit Company, similar to that of some other large manufacturers, small retailers are unable to compete with chain store units. In many In stances the latter, the Government claimed, can sell at prices represent ing cost to the small dealers and still make a gross profit on the turnover of 15 per cent. Should the chain stores sell at cost, the Government said, they could force a heavy loss upon the small dealers. In actual practice it is possible the Govern ment said for many small dealers to purchase National Biscuit Company products from chain stores at prices lower than they could obtain from the company Itself. The Government contended it was highly important to obtain from the Supreme Court an authoritative in terpretation as to whether the prohi bitions of the Clayton act against discriminations which substantially leasen competition apply to the prac tices complained of, pointing out that the Federal Trade Commission had ready for issuance orders against three other concerns for granting such discounts and had pending un der investigation complaints Involv ing like charges against seven others. The Federal courts in New York City could find nothing unlawful in the discount system of the National Biscuit Company, and decided against the contentions of the Government. Files Bankruptcy Petition. A petition to be adjudged a volun tary bankrupt was filed today in the District Supreme Court by Nathan Rubin, a paperhanger, of 56 Channlng street northwest. He lists his debts at $2,734.71 and estimates his assets at $1,400, He Is represented by At torney L. A. Wldmayer. six more were added to the family. Compelled to earn moat of the money for their support, Mrs. Menschel be came a Janitress and finally per suaded the landlord to allow her to collect the rents. Such was her suc cess In dealing with the tenants that landlords of adjoining tenements on the East Side commissioned her as their collector, and 15 years ago her clientele grew so large that she be came a realty broker. SLUSH FUND PROBE DELAYEDFOR DAY Witnesses Unable to Be Here Tomorrow; Democrats to Report. Because, of the Inability of Joseph It. Grundy and other witnesses from Philadelphia to reach Washington until Wednesday, the special Senate investigating committee tomorrow will lake up campaign expenditures by the Democratic National Commit tee. Clem L. Shaver, chairman, and James W. Gerard, treasurer of the Democratic committee, have been asked to be present when the hear ingij, begun at Chicago last week, are resumed here tomorrow. They will he expected to present figures covering Hie period from the incep tion of the campaign to about the middle of this month and will be re quested to make further reports later as of October 20. October 25 and No vember 1. A promise to furnish sim ilar reports has been made by of ficiate of the Republican and Inde pendent organizations. Push Slush Fund Charge. Chairman Borah said after his ar rival here today from Chicago that it was his purpose to conclude the Investigation of Senator La Follette's charges that the Republicans are raising a huge “slush fund” for use in various States before going into the question of what funds are being collected and expended by the Amer ican Federation of I-abor in behalf of the La Follette-Wheeler National ticket. Taking cognizance of the statement issued last night by Chairman But ler of the Republican National com mittee that the I-a Follette support ers in Wisconsin are undertaking to raise a fund of $500,000 in that State. Senator Borah said he would tele graph to Gov. Blaine for a statement of the facts. If the Republican Na tional committee officers insist that this question be taken up through witnesses the committee very likely will summon a number of persons fiom Wisconsin. PROBERS ON WAY HERE. Borah and Others to Resume In quiry Tomorrow. F.y the A.soolited Fre.i. CHICAGO, October 20.—William E. Borah, chairman, and the other mem bers of the special Senate committee investigating campaign contributions and expenditures were en route to Washington today after having start ed their initial inquiry here. Tomor row in the Senate Office Building the committee will resume Its Investiga tion of reports that a huge Republi can slush fund Is being raised for use in doubtful States. although the Democratic national committee's col lections. expenditures and proposed budget for the remaining days of the campaign ami expenditures of The La Follette forces also will he brought under the committee's scrutiny. The committee will have fresh ma terial. the statement of Chairman But ler of the Republican national com mittee. issued here last night, that 100 La Follette leaders at Milwaukee September 29 decided to raise $500,- 000 in that State alone to further the presidential candidacy of the senior Wisconsin Senator and the assertion from Madison, Wls., last night of Eric Onstad. La Follette leader, that Wis consin had contributed only $40,000. Say* Plan Too Knthualastlr. Mr. Onstad said there had been an announcement that the larger fund would he raised, but it "was more en thusiastic than actual farts justified.” Ilia statement, as did that of Chair man Butler, welcomed the Investiga tion and promised co-operation. Senator I-a Follette will be repre sented by Frank P. Walsh of Kansas City. Walsh has sought the oppor tunity of cross-examining witnesses. He expects to have associated with him Samuel Unlermyer of New York, a supporter of the Democratic national ticket. U. S. ATTORNEY DROWNS Seaplanes Seek Body Off Coast of Hawaii. By the A«tocl*t*>l Fret*. HONOLULU, October 20.—William T. Carden, United States district at torney for Hawaii, was drowned yes terday afternoon when caught in the undertow while swimming at Waimea Beach. His body was washed out to sea. More than 50 persons have been drowned near where Mr. Carden lost his life. Naval seaplanes have been de spatched to search for the body. Carden was in company with John C. Daly, Department of Justice agent, from Washington. Fishermen familiar with the spot where Mr. Carden was caught said person* who have been pulled out towards the sea in like manner have been picked up as far a* a mile from shore and have survived after being In tho water five or six hours. LODGE OPERATED UPON. Senator’s Condition Said to Be Satisfactory at Hospital. BOSTON, October 20. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge submitted to a minor operation at a Boston hospital today, the second In a few months. Dr. John H. Cunningham, who per formed the operation, said It had been entirely successful. Humors that the senator contem plated retiring before the expiration of his term on account of his health were denied last week. It waa said at the time that Senator Lodge was In Improved health and that the sec ond operation prescribed by his physicians was of a minor character. FIRES AT NOISY BOYS. Woman. Maddened by Sound of Play, Wound* Lad. CHICAGO, October 20.—A 63-year old woman, Mrs. Alice Lain Palmer, bothered by the ahouta of boys play ing Indoor baseball In a playground naar her home, fired a revolver Into their mldat and wounded Joseph Gal lina, 16. hera yesterday, A passerby who shouted at her upon hearing the shot waa th* target f#r another shot that went wide of its mark. The Galllna boy will recover. 2 KILLED, 22 HURT IN AUMSHES Woman and Man Victims of Accidents on Nearby Maryland Roads. Automobiles speeding through the streets of Washington and on the principal highways in nearby Mary land yesterday left a trail of 22 victims, the largest Sabbath casualty list in recent months. Two persons are dead and 20 Injured, eight of them seriously. The fatalities occurred on the heavily traveled Maryland roads, which attracted thousands of motor ists as a result of the ideal weather and the beautiful scenic effects of the frost-kissed foliage of the trees. Benjamin Grills, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of McKeesport, I'a., en route to Washington to attend a meeting of the United States chamber of Commerce, was one of the victims. He was killed and his wife seriously injured when their ma chine crashed into a fence at Dalilgren, Md. The other victim was Mrs. Hosanna Klizabeth Keller of Verya, N. J., who was killed when a machine in which she was riding turned over on the Washington-Balti more boulevard near Laurel, Md. Woman Driving t ar. Mrs. Grills was driving the car in which her husband met his death. As the woman swerved sharply to avoid crashing with another ma chine, Grills is said to have clutched the wheel and the car left the road. The impact of the collision with the fence threw Grills to the ground, breaking his neck. His wife is ex pectecj to recover. Blowing out of a rear tire on the car in which Mrs. Kelter met her death is said to have caused the ma chine to overturn. She was brought to Casualty Hospital with other mem bers of her family who were slightly Injured, and died several hours later, due to a fractured skull and internal injuries. Robert Cameron. Mrs. Kel ler's son-in-law, was driving the car. Others who were Injured were his wife, a son and Miss Helen Kelter, his sister-in-law'. After viewing Mrs Keller’s body, Coroner Nevitt issued a certificate of accidental death. The body has been taken to Camden, X. J. Five is Cm r Hurt. Five residents of this city were oc cupants of an automobile that caught fire, went over an embankment and turned over on the Washlngton-Baltl more Boulevard, about two miles from Laurel, about 12:30 o'clock this morning. Melvin R. Hutchinson, 35. 204 sth street southeast, was pinned beneath the car and seriously Injured and burned about the body. Other members of the party, who escaped with minor Injuries, were Helen Reilly and Juanita Schrot, 1375 Irving street; James B, Miller, 35. 34 Rhode Island avenue, and Joseph Kelly, 31. 142 S L street. The five victims were brought to Casualty Hospital, where Hutchinson was de tained, because of the seriousness of his condition. The others received treatment and left the hospital. Mrs. Ward Johnson, 28, and Mrs. Gilbert Edge. 24, occupants of the automobile of file former’s husband. 1706 G street, were injured last night as a result of a collision between Johnson's car and the car of Janies A. Smith. 1118 Twenty-second street, at Thirteenth and Q streets. They were treated at Emergency Hospital. Boy Severely Injured. Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel Weems, colored, 60 M street southwest, sus tained a severe Injury to his right leg last night when struck by the auto mobile of Ralph Harbaugh, 1224 New Hampshire avenue, at Delaware ave nue and N street southwest. The boy was taken to Casualty Hospital. Herbert C. Jones, 4015 Belt road, and Thomas Vendemia, Capitol Heights, Md., were drivers of automo biles that collided at Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues about 10 o’clock last night. Both machines were badly damaged and Miss Jessie Vendemia was slightly injured. She refused hospital treatment. Mrs. John V. McGaufrey, 49. Phila delphia. visiting friends at Ammen dale, Md.. was knocked down by an automobile on the Washlngton- Baltimore boulevard at Ammendale last night by an automobile carrying a Delaware license and seriously hurt. She was brought to the city and taken to Casualty Hospital, where she was treated for a possible fracture of her left leg and Injuries to her head. Policemen injured. .T. A. Godbold and E. R. Franklin, members of the eighth police precinct, were injured yesterday morning when their motorcycle collided with an automobile near North Capitol street and Rhode Island avenue while they were in pursuit of an alleged speeder. The driver of (he automobile was ac cused of responsibility for the acci dent. . David Shank, fit, 603 9th street northeast, was knocked down by an automobile in front of 1124 18th street yesterday and his right knee frac tured. He was given surgical aid at Emergency Hospital. Charles H. Turner, colored, 61. 2445 P street, sustained a painful injury to his face last night when knocked down at Twenty-fourth and L streets by the automobile of Bruce T. War ren, 2529 Jj street. He was given first aid at Emergency Hospital. An automobile driven by Charles R. Wallace, 1452 Fairmont street, early last night injured Frank A. Kerr. 42. 2606 Thirty-sixth street. The injured man was taken to Garfield Hospital. Louis Rosenberg, 44, crossing In front of his home at 4209 Sixteenth street last night, was knocked down by the automobile of Walter Brad ford. 4501 Georgia avenue, and his right hip, knee and wrist Injured. Mrs. E. J. Kohlbrenna. Ballston, Va., sustained a slight Injury to her face yesterday afternoon as a result of a collision between her husband’s automobile and the automobile of Bailey Sc Lattlson, Fifth street and Florida avenue. She was treated at Sibley Hospital. HELD IN GEM ROBBERY. Two Arrested in Florida in Theft of Diamonds. TAMPA, Fla., October 20. —George Labelle and Earl Haupy, alleged par ticipants in a |4,000 diamond robbery in St. Petersburg last week, were ar rested here yesterday. Deputy Sheriff Mansfield of St. Petersburg, who is here to return with the prisoners, states that La belle was left In charge of a fur nished residence and he and Haupy robbed the house of clothing and Jewels. Both prisoners deny the charges. Will Fill Brandegee Seat. HARTFORD. Conn., October 20.—A special State election to elect a suc cessor to the late Senator Frank B. Brandegee will be held Tuesday, De cember 16, It was announced today. Noted Lecturer Dies. PHILADELPHIA. October 20.—Dr. Robert Ellis Thompson, president emeritus ol the Central High School In this city aad widely known as a lecturer, died yesterday after a long Illness. He was 80 years old. COOLIDGE TO BE INVITED TO ROOSEVELT SERVICE Will Be Asked to Take Part in Memorial Bites to Be Held Next Monday. President Coolidge will be invited to attend the fifth annual mass meet ing in memory of the late Theodore Roosevelt to lie held in the Metropoli tan M. E. Church, Four-and-a-half end C afreets, next Monday evening at 8 o'clock, the birthday anniver sary of the former President. At a meeting of the Roosevelt Vet erans' Memorial Association held yes terday In the home of ('apt. Paul J. Schneider, 312 Sixth street, the fol lowing committee was appointed to extend the Invitation to the Presi dent: Col. John McKlroy, G. A. R.; Hrig. fieri. John Clem, U. S. A., re tired: Maj. Gen. Anton Stephan, com mander of the District of Columbia militia; ('apt. Schneider. President's Own Garrison, Army and Navy Union; William H. Ire Racy, William A. Hickey, commander Roosevelt Post. Army and Navy Veterans; Rev. Dr, Harry Dawson Mitchell, rector, Met ropolitan Church, and J. Clinton Hiatt, Sons of Veterans. George Harvey, former Ambassa dor to Great Britain, has been invited to deliver the eulogy on the late President. A general invitation is ex tended to all veteran and patriotic organizations to attend. The public also is invited. meelgclm NEW CIBUIIDING Commercial Secretaries Open Tenth Annual Conven tion Here. Several hundred members of the Na tional Association of Commercial Or ganization Secretaries opened their tenth annual meeting this morning in the new headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. In celebrating the decade of their existence as an organization, the association chris tened tlie new and elaborate headquar ters by meeting in the new building, work on which was rushed for the pur pose. Engineer Commissioner Bell of the District of Columbia welcomed the vis itors on behalf of the city. He told the members that Washington was no longer merely the seat of the Government, but that it was now the Capital of the Na tion. Elliott H. Goodwin, resident vice president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, welcomed the vis itors on behalf of the organization he represented, and outlined the purpose of the new building, which he declared was for the benefit of all the constituent members of the United Stales chamber. Inspected by President. President Coolidge showed his In terest in the new center of American commercial Interests by making an inspection of the building during his morning walk today. He also re ceived the members of the associa tion, who are here from all parts of the country, at the White House this noon. J. David Larson. president of the association, told the meeting of an automobile accident yesterday which caused the death of B. W. Grills of the McKeesport, Pa., Chamber of Commerce, and injured his wife. The members stood in a silent tribute for all their associates who had died dur ing the year. A great Improvement in commer cial matters since the establishment of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and the work of the Secretaries’ Association was reported by Mr. Darson in his address. Mr. Darson declared that at the banquet to be held at the New Willard Hotel tomorrow night 23 diplomas would be granted to the secretaries graduating from the course of studies given by the National School for Commercial and Trade Executives. Pint President Speaks. S. Christy Mead, secretary of the Merchants' Association of New York City and first president of the asso ciation, addressed the meeting on “Getting Back to Fundamentals,” in which he outlined the necessary rules governing the work of all commerce organizations. B. S. Baker, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of At lantic. G"a., addressed the meeting on “Ethics and Cooperation Among .sec retaries.“ Following a visit to the White House, the secretaries held a luncheon at the Willard at which David A. Skinner, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, out lined the work of his organization and introduced the heads of the vari ous departments. A sight-seeing tour arranged by the local Board of Trade will be taken by the members late this afternoon. To night the United States Chamber will he the host to a “fellowship meeting”, in the new building. The convention will close Wednesday night. LAUREL ENTRIES FIRST RACE—Claiming; J 1.309; 3 year olds and nr; <5 furlongs ttr, that. Wells.. 112 St. Quentin 112 Faith H- •I'skwood IIS peter Piper 112 •Picnic 107 •Hean Nash H>S Telescope 110 •Toacaneii lo:t Also eligible: •Much Ado 195 Advocate 112 Dm Anna 100 Mabel K 100 •Hidden Jewel ... 117 ‘Wild Qoose 103 •Hnish All 19u •Hold Mount In7 Jackson 113 Pick Pocket 118 Sir Glen 10i SECOND RACE—Claiming; purse, $1,300; for maidens all ages; 1 mile. •Aggie 07 •IHoniar 100 Gold Trap 105 ‘.Master Blue PHI Suburban 115 *bady George.... 107 •All Irish 07 Osage 115 Mounts 112 Storm Cloud 105 •Gipsy Gold 11... 107 Great Moments .. 105 THIRD RACK—Claiming; purae, $1,500; 2 year olds; B furlongs. •Gad 101 ‘Sea Fairy 101 tGymkkana 115 ‘I-ady Glasses.... 110 •Dress Goods 104 ‘Sanford 113 •Margie K 105 tFiery Flight 100 Edinburgh 101 l Old Hroadway... 110 •Alex Woodllffc.. 110 tE. F. Whitney entry. , FDL'RTII HACK Cambridge handicap; purae, $2,000; all ages; B furlongs. Senator Norris ... 100 Will F.and 107 I.itt 105 Alchemy 103 Cornua 109 Goshawk 126 FIFTH RACK—Severn handicap; purse, $2,000 ; 2-year-«ld»; B furlougs Courageous lot ••Prinee of Pow. 99 Nicholas 12(1 John F Kleaver. 104 tSun Tea* 1"« Contract 114 ♦On Top 193 tSaratoga Maje... 112 Retire 119 JArbitration 100 Caduceus 194 ♦W. Skilmer entry. ♦Samuel Koss entry. ••3 pounds claimed for rider. SIXTH RACE—Claiming; purse, $1,300 ; 3- yoarolds; 1 i*c milea. Suppliant 114 Must 100 •Stevens 119 Don Juan log Sam Smith 10S »Zama 103 I.anoil 108 SEVENTH RACE —Claiming; purae, $1,300; 3-year-olds: 1A miles. •Watch Charm... 100 Frosty Boy 10S •Our Star 103 •The Reaper 100 •Seth's Flower.... 103 Tjandi 114 •Dancing F 001.... 103 •Apprentice allowance claimed. Weather clear, track fast. Note: Entries appear according to poet positions. Crows never enter a cornfield with out posting 1 a sentinel outside. LYONS WELCOMED FORMALLYED G.U. New President Pledges Best Efforts for Development of Institution. “For the thirty-second time in 135 years Georgetown University bide a. new pilot God speed and fair weather as he mounts the bridge,” declared Rev, Edmund A. Walsh. 8. J„ yester day in expressing the sentiment of a ; host of loyal followers, who wel comed hack to Washington Rev, i Charles William Lyons, S. J., as presi [ dent of the institution. [ Sister universities were represented j at a dinner in honor of President I .yon s last night by President Wil liam Mather Lewis of George Wash- I ington University; Chancellor Lucius <’. Clark of the American University; Rev. John C. Geale, 8. J.. president of Gonzaga College; Rev. Peter Ouil day, professor of church history at Catholic University, and Rev. A Waldron of the Dominican House of Studies. Rudolph Represents D. C. On behalf of the District Commis sioners and the people of Washing ton. Cuno H. Rudolph, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, extend ed a welcome to President Lyons and paid a tribute to Georgetown's con trihut ions to the civic life of the National Capital. Dr. John J. Tigert, United .States commissioner of educa tion. declared that the founders of the Republic recognized that “educa tion, morality and religion are neces sary to good government.” A “greater Georgetown” that will perform a notable share In the future development of the National Capita! and that will do its part In combatting the new and dangerous doctrines tha> seek destruction of constitutional government was pledged by President Lyons In his response to the addresses of welcome. Declaring he was conscious of a period of mental unrest in America today. President Lyons warned against the prevailing diversity of opinion re garding constitutional law and against those who are preaching “a new doc trine of morality.” 9ee« Cure In Time. “What we call a danger will in time turn out to be a passing form of dis ease.” said President Lyons. “The cure will be nature itself, plus the soundness of the American people." Dean George E. Hamilton of the Law School and Dr. George M. Kober. dean of the Medical School, stressed the future part that Georgetown will play in local and national affairs Further emphasis was given the movement for development of the uni versity by Dr. Kober, w’ho told of plans for the new medical building and the diamond Jubilee celebration the Medical School is planning to hold nest year. Rev. Father Guilday welcomed President Lyons in the name of sister universities and stressed the impor tant part played by Georgetown in the early history of the Government. Welcomes also were extended on be half of the faculty by Rev. Father Walsh. S. J., vice president of the university, who spoke for the de partment of arts and science; Dr. W. B. Hoofnagle. dean of the dental school, and Dr. W. F. Notr. dean of the school of foreign service. Reception la Held. A reception was held by the new president and faculty in the afternoon when many prominent Government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and alumni called. Mass was held in the morning in Dahlgren Chapel, when President Lyons ac cepted the “sacred trust” of hts new office and pledged to dedicate him self to carry out the ideals of service to church and state, as exemplified by the record of the university. Owing to the small capacity of the chapel, only the faculty and college students attended the mass, besides a number of Invited guests Including Sir. Esme Haward, Ambassador from Great Britain. Rev. Peter Archer, S J. was celebrant of the mass and was assisted by Rev George E. Han lon, deacon, and Rev. T. H. Moore, sub-deacon. a— DR. CONWELL TO SPEAK. “Acres of Diamonds,’’ Subject at Metropolitan M. E. Church. Dr. Russell H. Conwell of Philadel phia will give a lecture at the Metro politan Methodist Church October 29, at S o'clock, taking as hi*» subject "Acres of Diamonds.” the School of Religious Education of the Y. M. C- A . has announced. Previous announce ments inadvertently stated that Dr t'onwell was to lecture last Wednes day night. The lecture will be held Wednesday, October 29- Dr. Conwell. the lecturer, is well known in the East 88 a religious leader, and has always attracted large audiences wherever he has appeared. Tickets for the lecture may be ob tained at room 217. Y. M. C. A. -1.000 ZIONIST MEMBERS TO BE SOUGHT IN CITY District Assigned Quota in Na tional Campaign to Increoase Bolls 200,000. The District of Columbia has been assigned a quota of 1,000 new mem bers in the national drive of the Zionist Organization of America to secure 200,000 more supporters dur ing the week of October 37, Rabbi Louis J. Schwefel, new leader of the Adas Israel Congregation, declared last night. Doctor Schwefel, who Is also presi dent of the Washington District of Zionist, last night appointed Max Rhoade, local attorney, chairman of the campaign. Mrs. Frank Rosen berg and Jack Horeneteln were named as heads of the women's and junior w-ork sections, respectively. Arrangements for a meeting of workers where the campaign will be outlined have been perfected. It will be held tomorrow night at the Washington Hotel and several na tional Zionist leaders will address it. Zionist leaders are practically as sured of the success of the campaign and point out that by the end of the. week the Washington District of Zionists will have the largest mem bership of any Jewish organization In this city, MEDALFORLAFOLLETTE. Veterans to Honor Senator as "Greatest American.’’ NEW YORK. October 20.—C01. War ren Shaw Fisher, national commander of the United American War Vet erans. announced yesterday that the executive committee of hla organiza tion had voted to present a gold medal to Senator Robert M. La Toi lette as the "greatest living Amer ican.” Col. Fisher said the presentation would take place when tha Inde pendent Party's candidate for Presi dent returned to Washington at tag close of bis campaign.