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rested 16 persons on the charge of rioting, and armored ears are patrolling the streets. One thousand national guardsmen have taken possession of ( ARMED KI \N SENTRY GUARDS THE ROVD In the battle be- )
the town. ruitsd News Pictures I tween the Kn Klux Klan and the Knights of the Flaming Circle the Klan | IOWA HONORS FATE SECRETARY WALLACE. Guarded by sol
“— ■— -—■ i | controlled all roads leading into Niles, Ohio, until the arrival of the na- | diers and marines and banked with huge floral tributes, the body of late
I( tional guardsmen. The town is now in the hands of the militia from Co- ( Secretary of Agriculture Henry C. Wallace lay in state in the rotunda of
| l um * ,ll? and other cities.
father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mrs. ( mminv i>»cc- nur m cx-t-Dc ivtdooi ecn T n T ur mrr u. u; t ; i „r ,i. v.. x- l r:,„. . ..
Verona Green is confined in a cell AMERICAN BASE BALL PLATERS INTRODUCED TO THE DUKE. Hugh.e Jenmngs, coach of the Now Tork ~,m-team, acting a*
in Little Rock, Ark., awaiting trial. mas,rr ? f r 7 emon,es at Stamford Bridge, England, when he introduced members of the ’White Sox and Giants to the Duke of Wk. The two
tiy rnitd News Hctnrcs. ( teams played a game at Stamford Bridge October 24. (Vp> right by t nd. rw,...d & rncterwno..
Sedication of Armistice Day
:o That Purpose Proposed
by Executive.
outlawing of war and the establish-
Iment of permanent peace through the
dedication of Armistice day, Novem
ber 11. is suggested hy President Cool
idge In a letter sent by him to Col.
.lames A. Drain, national commander
of the American Legion.
The President's letter in full fol
“November 1, 1924.
"My dear Col. Drain:
“The inclusion of Armistice day in
the list of dates commemorating great
events in our national history marked
a significant change in our world re
lationships. Prior to that first Armis
tice day, which America greeted with
such enthusiasm, our historic anni
versaries had all been of exclusively
national character. They recalled
events of supreme importance in our
Nation’s life, but of small value as
links between that life and the ac
tivities of the outside world.
Armistice Day Memorial Date.
“■When, by common consent. Armis
tice day was added to our calendar
of memorial dates, it took its place
as the one in whose celebration we
will always be drawn closer to other
peoples who stand for liberal .insti
tutions. Celebrated in many lands
and by many peoples, it will remind
them of their united efforts and com
mon sacrifices in the bitterest crisis
of civilization’s history.
“It will always recall the fact that
humanity has far more reason for
unity than for discord. It will em
phasize the common ideals and aspira
tions which must at last draw all
men into fraternity and set their feet
in the way of peace. It will give an
impetus to the ever-growing convic
tion that hatreds are needless, and
that rivalries ought to be only in
good works aimed for the general ad
"It is desirable that Arimstice day
observations should impress these
considerations of common concern
and essential accord. They have in
past years been thus directed, and we
must all hope that they will be sim
ilarly directed this year.
Impressive Knot Noted.
■ “The growth of sentiment for the
outlawry of war from this earth has
been an impressive fact of recent
lime. Men and women everywhere
Jiave been giving thir best thought to
bring this end Into full realization.
AVe shall make our greatest contribu
tion to human welfare if we shall, on
this international anniversary of
peace restored, turn our thoughts and
endeavors to the ideal of peace per
petuated, assured, and established as
a universal benison.
* "We shall not fall in acknowledg
ing our obligation to those whose
noble service won the victory and es
tablished our complete independence.
But along with this we should have
in mind the thought of peace gained
for all the world and all time through
co-operation of the same liberal
forces that brought the victory. Most
sincerely yours,
Pain caused by a burn or scald
■will Boon cease to throb if the white
of an agg is applied as soon as the
.accident happens.
Plymouth Entry With Light Jockey Rules
Favorite . But Other Ttco Racers Have
I Look-in on Big Money .
On the eve of the great three-cor
| nered AVhite House derby to decide
: the national championship in the
presidential sweepstakes the claims
i of the supporters of the three leading
- j entrants are so conflicting and
2 I fusing that no one can tell definitely
- just how the big race tomorrow will
- ! turn out.
* I AVhile many of the veteran track
experts pick the Plymouth entry,
| with C. Cooliclge up, because of the
•|fact that the course is not a new
one to this- stable and because of the
mature experience of the jockey and
for various other reasons, stable
-1 mates of the Clarksburg sprinter are
L passing around “info” straight from
I the feedbag that they have a decid
’ edly good thing, thoroughly suited to
the strenuous going and piloted by
1 none other than the famous Johnny
Davis, who has many victories in less
I important races to his credit.
Liken Heavy Track.
* Meanwhile the large following of
the dark horse that made Milwaukee
famous, though carrying a rather
large poundage in Jockey Bob La
; Pollette, are causing some concern
' among the faithful by wise looks.
‘ nods and whispers. The Progressive
! entry, it must be remembered, likes
! a heavy track, and this fact, coupled
with the knowledge that the AA'iscon
’ sin turf enthusiasts are pulling for
' a storm tomorrow, lends a certain
* amount of significance to the dope be
ing peddled about.
5 The betting gentry are laying long
odds on the present holder of the
L championship to win, hut there ap
pears also to he a goodly amount of
money backing the West Virginia
‘ colors. If the Wisconsin entry comes
home in front it will pay a long
1 i price, judging from present iudica
-1 tions. The other three or four eli
j glides may go to the post all right,
Poll of Major Parties on Method
1 of Appointments.
' The National Civil Service Reform
• Laegue last night announced that re
plies received from national commit
teemen of major political parties on
.the question of upholding the merit
2 system of appointment to public office
* have been three-fourths favorable
and one-fourth non-committal.
Fourteen replies. It was said, were
} reoeived from Republican national
’ committeemen and 18 from Demo
cratic' committeemen indorsing the
1 resolution, while the replies of Wil
: liam M. "Butler, chairman of the Re
-1 publican national committee; Roy O.
West, secretary of the Republican
5 committee; C. Bascom Slemp, secre
tary to the President, and others were
‘ described as "non-committal."
Warrant Officer Diehl Retired.
I Warrant Officer John P. Diehl at
i the ordnance reserve depot, Curtis
I Bay, Md., has been placed on the
t retired list of the Army on his own
application, and Staff Sergt. Joseph
Burch, 24th Infantry at Fort Benning,
Ga.. has been retired on account of
I age ‘ ,
> 1 If yon need work, read the want
1 columns of The Star.
• I but everybody seems agreed that
, | they will suffer from severe cases
, | of heaves, rheumatics and paralysis
' i before the race is barely started.
Handling of Jockeys.
It is admitted by the dockers that
■ the all-important factor in the big
derby tomorrow will be the handling
I of the sprinters by the Jockeys. As
! horses go. the trio of favorites men
j tioned are about evenly matched and
- the boys up will just about determine
i who will get the four-year title, the
’ White House trophy and-the $75,000
Exclusive interviews were obtained
from each jockey today by this writer
and the results are printed herewith,
■ | so that the reader may judge for
j himself the chances of each. The ques
j tion asked each was the same, viz..
What do you think your chances of
■ winning are? Here are tholr replies:
“Reds" Coolidge: "Uh-huh.”
.Tack Davis; ”1 am determined to
stir up chaos and calamity."
Bobbie La Follette: “The party of
j the third part will get the verdict.
I I have the jurors with me."
\ Elcventh-ihour predictions were
i being made by a few turf habitues
; today that the Coolidge steed may
1 suffer from lack of wind in such a
; long dash, basing their assertions on
| his shortage of It during the tfain
: ing period just ending. Other? say
I that he has merely been saving his
j breath for the climax.
The possibility of a dead heat be
tween the Plymouth and Clarksburg
entries has not been overlooked by
the fans, and in that case there will
be a run-off of the tie before con
gressional judges,
i | At any rate the grandstands will
get their money’s worth tomorrow,
and the indications point to a record
crowd of rooters at the booths before
the finish.
Negro School Janitor Accused;
Woman's Condition Serious.
Charles Ernest Monroe, colored, 40,
1 janitor of West School, said by the
police to have admitted shooting his
wife, Lucinda Monroe, 45, at her
home, 4235 Dix street northeast, yes
terday morning, is held to await the
result of the wound. The wife, suf
fering from a wound in her stomach
■ is in a dangerous condition at Cas
ualty Hospital.
Monroe left the house after his
. wife was shot. He later was arrested
by Detectives Brodie and Vermillion
. on the street in southeast Washing
i • . «
Cavalry Baptist Church Observes
Birth Anniversary.
The fifty-ninth anniversary of tho
, birth of former President Warren G.
Harding was observed at Calvary
Baptist Church yesterday.
In the pew which Mr. And Mrs.
Harding occupied there were palms
and flowers, together with a wreath
from the Vaughn Bible ' class. In
both his rpornlng and evening ser
mons, Rev. Dr. W. S. Abernethy, the
jpa.torj referred to the late President.
’ Appointment in Agriculture De- !
Apartment One of Last Official
Acts of Secretary Wallace.
E. W. Sheets has been appointed
; chief of the animal husbandry di
-1 vision of the Bureau of Animal In
-1 dustry. fnited States Department of
i Agriculture, effective October 16, 1924.
| This was one of the last official acts i
; of the late Secretary of Agriculture ■
| Wallace. Mr. Sheet’s has been in j
jcharge of the animal husbandry work
j of the department since the resigna-j
I tion of George M. Rommel in 1921.)
jwith the exception of fourteen months |
j that L. J. Cole of the University of i
j Wisconsin served as chief.
Mr. Sheets was born and reared on ■
j a livestock farm in West Virginia, i
; He received the degree of bachelor j
I of science in agriculture from West j
'Virginia University in 1912 and the
j degree of master of science from the
i University of Illinois in 1914. He
j had been elected a fellow at the lat
| ter university for the completion
i of his work for a Ph. D. degree, when
’ in 1918 he was called to the depart
j ment for duty in connection with the
j act of Congress to stimulate meat
j production in the United Slates. In |
1919 he was placed in charge, of the i
office of beef cattle investigations,
and became acting chief of the an
imal husbandry division in 1921.
Before coming to the department
Mr. Sheets had for six years been
professor of animal husbandry at
West Virginia University, and animal
husbandry man, West Virginia ex
periment station. He is the author
of numerous Federal and State pub
lications on live stock subjects. He
is a member or officer of a number of
national scientific and other organiza
tions including American Society of
Animal Production. American Genetic
Association, American Association for
the Advancement of science; Sigma Xi,
and Cosmos Club. Since 1922 he has
been secretary of the \Amerlcan So
ciety of Animal Production and the
representative of that society to the
division of biology and agriculture
of the National Research Council.
Body Interred in Vault at Bock
Creek Cemetery.
Funeral services for Oscar Charles j
J Portner, for many years prominent I
j in real estate and other business in j
I this city, who died at his residence, |
2409 California street, Friday, were 1
conducted at the residence this after- j
noon at 2 o’clock. Mgr. James F. I
■ Mackin, pastor of St. Paul’s Catholic j
I Church, officiated. Interment was in I
! a vault in Rock Creek cemetery,
j Honorary pallbearers, including J
I close friends and business associates
j of Mr. Portner, were: J. Wilton Lam
! bert, John 'fe. Edwards, Judah Sears, j
! Peter Valear, jr. t Floyd Waggaman, !
| Lewis Allwine. Col. Leon B. Kroraer
; and Lieut. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd. j
* *
Commissioned in 0. E. C.
Guy N. Church, Falls Church, Va., !
has been commissioned by the War
Department a captain In the Signal
Corps of the Officers’ Reserve Corps
of the Army.
Lieut. Col. Page Eeassigned.
Lieut. Col. John W. Page. Infantry
Reserve Corps, has been reassigned '■
to duty in the Militia Bureau, War j
Department, for a period of three
years. •
' Mexican * President-Elect Leaves
Capital for New Orleans After
Mount Vernon Visit.
Mexico’s president-elect. Gen. Plu
tarco Elias Calles, placed a wreath on
the tomb of George Washington at
Mount Vernon yesterday as the last
official act of brief visit here. He
i left last night for New Orleans,
j where he will, meet Mrs. Calles and
j then continue his journey to Mexico,
j Accompanied by the Mexican em-
I bassy staff, J. Butler Wright, As
j sistant Secretary of State, and repre
| sentatives of the War and Navy De-
I partments, Gen. Calles made the
| journey to Mount Vernon aboard the
I (J. S. S. Sylph,, the yacht of the Sec-
I retary of the Navy. Rear Admiral B.
jE. Hutchinson, commandant of the
navy yard, received the general at
the dock and the Marine Band played
the Mexican national anthem.
Luncheon was served aboard the
Sylph on the return trip to Wash
ington. At the navy yard a military
and marine guard was on duty and
as Gen. Calles left the ship a salvo
was fired in his honor.
$381,573,750 IN MONTH
September Report of Revenue
Shows Net Income, Class One,
Totaling $116,718,000.
Class 1 railroads had operating
revenues of $540,741,000 during Sep
tember against expenses totaling
$381,573,750, with a net operating in
come of $116,718,000, according to re
ports compiled by the Bureau of Rail
way Economics.
Although the revenues for Septem
ber were 1 per cent under the cor
responding revenues last year, op
erating expenses were decreased by
8.4 per cent under those of Septem
ber, 1923. This, the report said, was
due partly to a reduction of $23,-
919,000, or about 12 per cent, in
maintenance expenses, as compared
with the same month last year. Ex
penditures during September for
maintenance of way and maintenance
[of equipment were reduced 5 per cent
j and 1 per cent, respectively, below the
j corresponding figures last year.
| The net operating income showed
| increases of $24,291,290 over Septem
! her. 1923, and $21,302,700 over August,
! 1924. 1
1 For the first nine months of this
| year, the bureau said, class 1 roads
! had a total net operating income of
; $677,927,800, equivalent to a return
' of 4.21 per cent of their property
| Investment. For the same period last
j year the return was given as 4.62
jfper cent. The report declared that
out of each dollar of operating rev-
J enues 70.56 cents went for expenses,
■ this being the lowest operating ratio
; since July, 1918.
| *
Holds Every Vote Cdunts.
; “No one truthfully can say that his
| vote does not matter,’’ Miss Belle
Sherwin, president of the National
League of Women Voters declared to
day in a last-minute apppeal to
voters to “come out and votes" to
morrow. “Each registered Voter,” I
she continued, “is not merely called
to the voting booths to cast a vote,
but is individually needed there if a
j 23 per cent increase over the 1920
I vote is to be won. It Is each In
dividual vote that counts —and that
is counted.''
,\ Florida Fishers Picked Up by Italian Steamer Folloicing
Aimless Buffeting in SPrless
ISights at Sea.
By the Associated Press. I
NORFOLK. Va.. November 3. :
t Adrift for three days in a disabled
| launch off the Florida coast, at the i
’ j mercy of storm and chilling nights, j
' i clad only in palm beach suits and
I without a compass to guide their tiny
i craft. M. J. Mabry, Miami newspaper
I man; C. O. Stewart, Miami engineer,
j and H. R. Cunningham of aChicago,
I were picked up by the Italian steam
;er Valentino Coda Wednesday and
j landed here yesterday.
The three men were members of an
I ill-fated fishing excursion that nearly
j cost them their lives. Still showing j
| the effects of two days and nights of
| terror and hardship, they were out
l fitted with new apparel at a local '
I haberdashers' this afternoon. Their
j original garments were in tatters !
j when they were rescued and they [
j donned clothing borrowed from the ;
I crew of the Valentino Coda.
Struck by Gale.
' "We started out in a 26-foot launch !
■ Monday morning to catch sail fish,” <
; said Mr. Mabry, "and had just gotten
out of sight of land when tffi> igni- !
' tion went bad on us. While-we were I
repairing the engine a gale struck us I
and drove us further from shore.
“When night descended we found |
we had no idea of our whereabouts, i
The storm was increasing in violence
every minute and our boat was re
peatedly almost capsized. We tried
to head in what we thought was the
general direction of land. For four
hours we ran through the darkness
in the storm.
Louis Stein's Auto and Street Car !
Collide—Other Mishaps.
Seven persons were injured in an
, automobile that collided with a street
'■ar at Vermont avenue and H street
last night about 7 o’clock. The ma
chine was driven by Louis Stein, 2524
Georgia avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Stein and their daugh
ter, Anna, 6, were three members of
the party, others being Mr. and Mrs.
Nathan Rome and their daughter,
Blanche, 10, and Mrs. Ethel Sidman,
57, 607 H street northeast. They
were treated at Emergency Hospital.
Martin A. McKee, 2133 K street,
was driver of an automobile that
crashed into the street car loading
platform near Pennsylvania avenue
and Seventeenth street about 11:30
o'clock last night and was damaged.
John J. McMahon, 31, of 518 Twenty
second street, suffered a fracture of
thp nose and numerous cuts and
bruises. He received surgical aid at
i Emergency Hospital.
Miss Frieda Miller, Capitol Heights,
: Md., suffered numerous cuts and
bruises last night when her auto
mobile collided with the automobile
of Edmund D. Crismond, 902 Eleventh
street northeast, at Second and H
streerts northeast. She was given
first aid at Sibley Hospital.
street, was knocked down at Vermont
1 and Florida avenues last night by
an automobile driven by John H.
Taylor, 744 Irving street, and se
riously hurt. He was taken to Gar
field Hospital.
Ruth Miller, SS, of 4433 P street,
was knocked down by an automobile
while crossing at Thirty-fourth and
1 'Then our gasoline gave oui—and
we had seen no sign of the shore.
We had no compass. Our water sup
| ply was low. We conserved what
| little water we had and subsisted
chiefly on grapefruit. The cold was
intense and the spray soon soaked
our thin suits. We were kept bailing
most of the time.”
After drifting aimlessly for a day
and two nights the three men barely
: were able to crawl about their boat,
i Mr. Mabry said, so fatigued were they
: from exposure and the intense cold.
The nights, he said, were things of
terror, since they had no lights and
I were tossing on unknown waters
without oven a sight of the stars to
i reassure them.
Sees Smoke of Steamer,
i “Early Wednesday morning, Cun
| ningham, who was on the lookout.”
i he continued, ‘‘espied the smoke of a
steamer. Frantically he waved a flag
! improvised from a shirt and luckily
! for us the signal of distress was seen
i and we were taken aboard.”
! The rescued fishermen tendered a
| banquet to the officers of the Valen
| tino Coda at a local hotel. The ship
! was bound from Galveston to Norfolk.
| when the drifting launch was ob
I The shifting storm had blown the
I boat 60 miles south of Miami and 30
I miles off shore. Cunningham formerly
i was commercial and foreign repre- (
sentative of the Adams Express Com-
I pany. The launch was slung aboard
i the Valentino Coda, and will be ship- i
1 ped back to Florida. The three men
I will return by train today.
! Civic Association Resents‘Recently
Heralded’ Raids in Southwest.

| The Southwest Civic Association
i held its regular meeting Saturday
night at the Cardoza Vocational
School, and the actions of certain
raiding officers in exploiting the sec
tion needlessly by disseminating
false reports through the public
press were severely scored.
It was charged that in several re
cently heralded “notorious raids,” in
which the lives of policemen were
threatened and a number of arrests
1 made, an investigation showed that
: nothing of the kind actually oc
curred; that there was no real dis
order, and that innocent and unof- 1
fending citizens of unquestioned re
pute were needlessly hauled to the
police precinct station and almost,
immediately released; and that upon
other occasions citizens’ houses had j
been entered unlawfully and no ar- j
rests made. The matter was referred
i to the law and order committee for
investigation and report, with a view
of laying the matter before the j
proper officials by affidavits to ac- |
company, the protest.
Other routine business included the j
ratification of the plans submitted i
by Assistant Supt. Wilkinson for a
new junior high school and the con
sideration of the request for the re- j
surfacing of Pour-and-a-llalf street. |
Attorney George AV. Peterson ad- j
dreasetp'the meeting and Dr. R. J. I
Collins, the president, presided.
M streets shortly before 7 o’clock
last night. She was taken to Enter- I
gency Hospital and treated for in- !
juries to her leg. 1
* J
Announces in Tokio He Will
Not Attempt to Cross
the Pacific.
: ! l‘.y the*Associated Prese.
TOKIO. November 3.—Maj. Pedro
| Zanrii. the Argentine aviator, an
| nounced today that he had decided to
‘I abandon his attempt to fly across the
I Pacific Ocean.
Maj. Zanni. Argentine aviator, who
today gave up his attempt to fly
across tln> Pacific Ocean, started on .
flight around the world in Amster
dam. July 26. He flew as far a-
Tokio over the route taken by Maj.
MluLaren. the British aviator, who
also was forced to abandon his flighi
because of the obstacle of the Pa
j cific.
’ The route lay over southeastern
I Europe from Paris to Constantinople
| and Bagdad, thence to India and Siam
!to Japan. Zanni arrived in Tokio
October 10. and has been there since
I trying to arrange for ships to assist
i him and waiting for favorable
I weather.
Twenty-Six Alarms Sounded With
in 24 Hours. Ended
at 12 Last Nnight.
Twenty-six calls received between
| 12 o’clock Saturday night and .12
o’clock last night kept members of
the Fire Department busy. Seveh
teen of the calls were so-called
••still" alarms, calling out only one
company. whilf ? nine were regular
bell alarms? three or more compa
nies responding. One alarm Whs
false and one was sounded for a ar
id Maryland.
Many of the calls were received ft>r
brush fires, such usually being fre
quent at this season of the yeSr.
when dry leaves are so numerous
Chief Watson several times has call
ed attention to the danger of- such
fires and advised care on the part of
smokers passing through the sub
urbs, where dry leaves are in evi
In several instances when fires
1 were started in furnaces smoky
j chimneys caused alarm, and in one
! instance trash in a yard ignited and
set lire to a fence. Hot ashes set
1 fire to a coal bin in one home, an
; other home fire resulting from shorf
-1 circuited wires, and still another
I from explosion of an oil lamp,
i The most serious of the several
) brush fires occurred on the Living
\ ston road, about two miles beyond' the
j District line, where the absence of
j a water supply hampered the work
! of the volunteers who assisted the
' firemen. Another blaze occurred on
' Wheeler road southeast. In neither
j instance did the fire damage balld
i ings.
Will Preach on “Dry Bones.*’
Rev. W. A. Jones, pkstor of the
i Rock Creek Baptist Church, is to de
liver a special sermon on “Dry Bones
i in the Valley” tonight at the Vermont
1 Avenue Baptist Church, Vermont
avenue between Q and R streets, of
which Rev. James E. Willis Is pastor.

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