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WEATHER.
«t? 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.!
Fair and colder with lowest tempera
ture about 26 degrees tonight; tomor
row fair with slowly rising tempera
ture. Temperature—Highest, 60, at
4:20 p.m. yesterday: lowest, 40, at 8
a.tn. today. Full report on page 2. *
CIo n? N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 22
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O. OU.IUU. Lost office. Washington. D. C.
MRS. HALL TAKES
STAND; CALI AS
SHE FACTS JURY
Composure All Through Trial
Is Unshaken r.s Ordeal
Begins.
DESCRIBES CHILDHOOD
AND HER CHURCH WORK'
Declaie# She Has No Recollection
of Halloween Party Stressed
by State.
By iii<> Awtxfl I* t-.«-
COUUtHoUSE, SOMERVILLE. X
J.,, Novemlx'r 27. Alls. Frances
Stevens Hall took the witness stand
in the Halls-Mills trial a, 2 o'clock (
ihis afternoon.
Dressed in black as :he has been .
since the trial began. Airs, flail walked .
i* * the witness stand in me same calm
manner that has marked her conduct |
in the courtroom s;nt\ the trial began |
almost four weeks igi . lier testi- j
monv was expected to bring ilie de- i
fenso’s case to a close. Mrs. Hall was
the last of the three defendants to
testify.
■‘Where were you born?" asked
Defense Counsel McCarter, as the
first question in the direct examina
tion.
“In South Carolina in 1874.” an-j
swered Mrs. Hall.
She spoke in a low, calm voice as
riie direct examination was started, j
Spectators in the courtroom leaned
eagerly forward to catch every word
she said.
Mr. McCarter showed her the fam- j
liy Bible containing the birth records j
of Mrs. Hall and her brothers, Henry j
and Willie Stevens. The records of i
the sister’s and brothers' baptisms,
were written in the Bible by her J
mother. Mrs. Hall said. These records |
had been introduced earlier.
Tells of Childhood.
Mrs. Hall said .she moved to New ;
Brunswick W’hen she was a girl and j
had lived there ever since.
“In your early childhood, where I
did you attend church?” asked Me- j
Carter.
“At Christ's, Church,*' answered ;
Mrs. Hall. i
“Prior to your marriage and while
you were a communicant of Christ’s :
Church, did you have any connection
with your husband’s church, the
Church of St. John the Evangelist?”
”Yes; I taught Sunday school
there.”
“It was there you became acquaint
ed with Mr. Hall?” (
“Yes."
“When were you married?
“In July. 1911.”
"Was your husband older than you
or younger?”
“He was younger.”
"How much younger?
“Seven years.”
Mrs. Hall related that after iier
marriage she. and her husband lived
In New' Brunswick with her mother
and Willie Stevens.
"When did your brother Henry move
from New Brunswiok?”
“About 1900.” I
"Did he come to see you less often i
after your mother died?”
”1 think he came more often during
mv mother’s life.” , .
“At the time of your husbands
death, how many cars did you have?’
Drove Only One C ar.
A Dodge Sedan and Case.”
"Did you drive both cars?"
“I drove only the Dodge.'
“Did Willie drive?"
“No.” .
"Was your husband a devoted hus
band?”
“Absolutely.”
“Up to the time of his death, did
you notice the slightest change in his
demeanor and conduct?”
"No.”
“Did Willie have a pistol?"
“Yes.”
“Did you remember your husband
doing anything to that pistol?”
“About three years before his death
my husband filed the firing pin.”
“Where did he keep it?"
"In his room. I never told Willie it I
had been filed."
“Describe the daily life of your hus
band.” .
“He was very apt to stay m the
house during the morning, I sually
he made the calls in the afternoon.
We always had supper viggther and ,
he was often out at church meetings
in the evening."
Describes Parish \\ ork.
“Did you enter into the work of
your parish?"
“In every way I could. I taught a
Sunday school class and helped in
every way 1 could."
••Did you become acquainted with
the women of your parish?'
“Yes.”
“Did you know Eleanor Mills? j
•‘1 saw her in connection with work
of the church. For a time she was a j
member of my Sunday school class." j
“Do you know of any one who muni- ’
fested great zeal?” > j
“I think Mrs. Clark was as active.’
“Do you remember going to the j
Home for the Aged ut Boundbrook?"
“Yes.” , j
Here Mrs Hall interrupted proceed-.
,ngs to state that a photographer, in 1
violation of court orders, whs at
tempting to focus a camera on her. ,
Justice Parker ordered the camera
seized and the photographer left the
room. . ,
"Was it customary for members of j
your church to visit various institu- ■
tions nearby?" McCarter asked, and
do you remember a visit to the Home ,
for the Aged at Boundbrook"”
“Yes."
A free-for-all argument between at
torneys occurred this morning while
~(Continued on Page 2, Column 4.1
AMERICANS SEEK GOLD.
Prospecting Concession Given to
Four by Soviet Government.
MOSCOW. November 27 (A) ' The
concessions commissariat of fce
Soviet government has signed an
agreement with D. A. Hammer
schmidt. T. P. laird. R. E. Eiswalf and
E. C. Becker, Americans, empowering
rhem to explore for gold in a speci
fied area in Eastern Siberia until
March. 1928.
If satisfactory results are obtained
the Americans may have a 20 year
• or, cession on terms which Include the
obligatory production of 36<» pounds
tit gold annually. I
FLORA. ONLY A BULLDOG. SAVES
SIX LIVES IN ROOMING HOUSE FIRE
Barks Alarm When Oil Stove
Explodes at Otto Ruop
Establishment.
Sleepers. Aroused. Flee to
Safety-One Jumps.
Two Injured.
| _l. _
Flora, with her rugged jaw and
prominent teeth, is nwhbdy's pretty
baby, but slit- was playing the princi
pal female role in a genuine petting
1 party out Conduit road way today,
i Flora, being only a bull dog with
■ no particular claim to distinguished
ancestry, is to be pardoned for accept
i ing the caresses, for she Is credited
I with saving the lives of Mr. and Mrs.
' Otto Rupp and several roomers, when
the Rupp home, at 5840 t'onduit road,
caught tire this morning.
Being naturally of excitable teni-j
perament. Flora made good use of!
her vocal chords when an oil stove
exploded, while William Welfare, an
employe of the Rupp delicatessen es
tablishment adjoining, was attempt- \
ing to light it.
, Welfare, seriously burned, was im
-1 able to spread the alarm himself, but
I Flora hied herself to tiie quarters of
; Arthur Wainwriglit, another em
| ploye, and barked as she had never
j barked before. Wainwright dashed
I through smoke and flames and
j aroused Mr. and Mrs. Rupp just in
i time to enable them to escape with
1 what clothing they could grab.
As the flames filled the living quar
ters, Curtis Wilson, a roomer,
jumped to safety from a second
story window and Janies Savalisky
ran to safety, although he received
'•slight burns as he dashed through
i the hall.
m NO. 2 ARRIVES
AT COLON. SCORING
TECHNICAL SUCCESS
Naval Officers Say Break in
Trip Does Not Minimize
Its Aviation Value.
By the Associated Press
Proving that modern naval sea
planes can be moved quickly from
Hampton Roads to the Panama, Canal,
Lieut. Comdr. H. T. Bartlett and the
three other intrepid members of the
crew of the PN-10 No. 2 have ac
complished the main objective of their
hazardous flight.
They arrived at Colon, Canal Zone,
| late yesterday, completing their 2,060-
mile flight over the vast reaches of
water in the face of unexpected motor
lubrication difficulties. The plane’s
failure to make the trip without stop
; ping may have robbed the venture of
j a little of its glamour, but did not
diminish its value from a technical
| standpoint.
1 As it is. the log of the flight con-
J tains plenty of romantic appeal. Tak
■ ing off at Norfolk shortly before dusk
j Tuesday, with heavy burdens of fuel,
j Comdr. Bartlett's plane and its com
j panion, the PN-10 No. 1, headed
| south on a practical test of the new'
| machine, which was intended to sur-
I pifes the world distance record for
1 their class established by the late
| Commander John Rodgers on his near
ly disastrous flight from the Pacific
Coast, to Hawaii last year.
Oil Consumption High.
Soon it was found that the lubricat
ing system of the motors was not
standing the strain, resulting in a
greater consumption of oil than had
been counted on. This difficulty
brought Comdr. Bartlett down on the
Isle of Pines, but the No. 1 plane
continued for nearly 300 miles farther
into the Caribbean until a break iti
an oil feed pipe so complicated its
, troubles that a forced landing at sea
| was necessary. There, it was lost
j for more than 14 hours, until the
cruiser Cincinnati, one of the guard
ships which had been stationed at
intervals of 150 miles or more along
the route, picked It up.
Meanwhile, Comdr. Bartlett obtained
a supply of oil and gasoline at Nuevo
| Gerona and proceeded to Cape Francis.
, on the western end of the Isle of
| Pines, to await more adequate sup
plies hurried to him by the cruiser
Raleigh. Receiving these, he took off
at 6:55 a.m. yesterday and landed at
Colon, 825 miles away, at 5:28 p.m.
Radio Work Exceptional.
“Everything functioned well from
Norfolk to Panama.” he reported,
, "except that lubricating oil consump
: tion was too high."
He described the operation of the
radio equipment as “exceptional.”
i His average speed on the second leg
■ of the flight was 73.6 knots.
This matter-of-fact report evoked
warmer words at the Navy Depart
: ment, where praise of the eight flyers
! was general, and Admiral Edward W,
Eberle, chief of naval operations, was
! “much gratified that the men showed
j so much nerve in desiring to continue
• the flight after having gone down
l once.”
i Lieut. B. J. Connell, commander of
the PN-10 No. 1, will he unable to use
‘ his plane again for some time. One
of his motors must be replaced, and
l Admiral Eberle has ordered the cargo
| carrier Vega to take him one from
I the Philadelphia naval aircraft fac
i tory at Guantanamo, where it is due
to arrive December 3.
7,000 Accordion Players Entered in
10-Day Contest lor Moscow Title
*
f
BY JL'MI'S B. WOOD.
■ Bv ruble to The Star anj Chicago Daily
1 News. Copyright.
! MOSCOW, November 27.—Accordion
: plavers numbering 7,000 in Moscow
j Province will stage a 10-day competi
| tion. starting December 5, to select
1 the best three players.
The strangest sight that any city
of 2,000.000 souls can offer is now
seen daily, as entrants in the contest (
go about the streets pumping their j
favorite instrument, each followed by
a train of singing urchins.
There are only five women among
the contestants so far entered. The]
c.omwJtltiaa «w o* iiUttUlUyjeoufils' iM
She %omim J£kf.
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Mr. Rupp stated that the dam- j
: age. which he was unable to esti- ,
■ mate, was only partially covered by ]
! insurance. Practically all of his per- |
sonal effects were destroyed, iisclud- j
I mg his most priced possession, a
i photograph taken during his 11
i years’ tier vice as a lieutenant in the
German army before the World War.
A straw hat hanging virtually in the
center of the Are escaped un
scorched.
The quick work of firemen attached
to Engine No. 29 confined the fire to
the living quarters of the two-story
rooming and eating establishment,
although the flames, fanned by a
strong wind, were shooting 50 feet
above the house, according to L. R.
Ferguson, United States deputy mar
shall, a neighbor, who arrived at 6:30
o’clock just after the fire started.
The fire station was established about
a year ago through efforts of the Con
duit Road Citizens’ Association.
Pair, Just Married,
Blown Three Miles
Apart by Tornado
By the Associated Press.
MOSCOW, Ark., November 27.
Tragedy descended swiftly upon the
wedding party of Ernest Hill and
Irizone Mitchell, negroes, here
Thursday night. The preacher had
just pronounced the two husband
and wife when the tornado swoop
ed down upon Good Hope Church,
where a throng of 100 friends were
witnessing the ceremony. The
church was picked from its founda
tions and wrecked. Six of the
party were killed and a score in
jured.
The bride and groom, both seri
ously hurt, were found nearly
3 miles apart.
STORM DEATH LIST
84 IN 1 STATES
South Clears Away Ruins and
Cares for Hundreds of In
jured and Homeless.
By the Associated Press.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., November 27.
Southern communities which felt the
deadly breath of whirling tornadoes
Thursday and Friday were clearing
away debris and tending their w'ound
ed today as the total of those killed
by the wdnd’s fury reached 84.
Funds for supporting relief meas
ures for injured and homeless were
being raised by newspapers and
beneficient societies in response to
cries for aid which followed the path
of destructive winds. The Injured
from Texas to Virginia were more
than 300, and property damage was
expected to aggregate above a mil
lion dollars.
Red Cross Forres Busy.
Forces of the Red Cross were in
action today in Arkansas, where 47
died from the storm’s violence. In
Morehouse and Claiborne parishes of
Louisiana, relief w'orkers from Shreve
port and Monroe were toiling to re
establish order where 16 had perished
and much distress prevailed.
Rehabilitation went forward also in
other States where the fitful tempest
had wrought, destruction in swirling
through Arkansas Thursday night,
striking in Louisiana, Mississippi, Ala
bama and Tennessee, then finishing
its fatal course Friday at Ports
mouth, Va.
Reports from the various storm
marked States today gave these esti
mates of known dead, in addition to
a number missing:
Arkansas, 47; Louisiana, 76; Mis
sissippi, 10; Texas, 1; Alabama, 3;
southern Missouri, 4, and Virginia, 3.
21 Dead in Arkansas Town.
Heber Springs, Ark., where the
storm’s toll was heaviest with 21 dead
recorded, by gallant effort had treated
her nearly three score wounded and
cleared her streets of debris. Fifteen
residence blocks in this small resort
city of the Ozark foothills w*ere razed
in twin twisters which struck early
Thursday night.
Water facilities today were restored
to near normal and conditions of sani
tation were secured by a numerous
corps of doctors and nurses who came
from Little Rock. Kinsett and Harri
son on three relief trains/
• Homeless, estimated at 750, were
given shelter and the destitute were
fed and clothed.
17 provincial cities and 6 Moscow city
wards. Fifty-one regional winners
will be selected, and these will com
pete in the final tournament in Mos
cow the succeeding week.
Two newspapers, the Rabochaya
Oazeta and * the Komsomolskaya
Pravda. which are staging the com
petition, say they intend to follow it
with a balalaika competition, which
: naturally will be broadcast like the
i recent hog-calling contests in Amer
; lea. There are several other competi-
Itions planned, and the winner in
every case will hold hinpself In readi
ness to accept an America* theatrical
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KING IS IMPROVED,!
RUMANIA INSISTS,
DENYING RUMORS
t
Bucharest Official Statement
j Refutes Idea of Ferdinand’s
Mental Infirmity.
POPULARITY OF MARIE
! .IS DECLARED IMPAIRED
Politics Waxes Warm as Questions
of Regency and Carol Push to
I Fore With Monarch's Status.
! „
| H.v (he Associated Press.
I BUCHAREST, November 27.—The j
Rumanian foreign office today for- j
mally authorized the Associated Press
to categorically deny ‘‘unfounded and j
fantastic rumors that King Ferdinand
is dying of a blood disease and that j
the King’s mental vigor is impaired.” |
! The King is continuing to receive I
I and work with his ministers daily. I
Reliable and authoritative sources re ,
port the monarch’s condition improved. 1
The newspapers announce today that
the physicians in attendance upon the
King are ready to forego an opera
tion if his health appears to be bet
ter, and there is general agreement
from every available source that it
is Improved.
There has not been the slightest
suggestion either in the press or in
official circles regarding Princess
Helen, wife of former Crown Prince
Carol, for membership in a regency.
KING FIGHTS MALADY.
Aide Says Ferdinand Is in No Im
mediate Danger.
PARIS, November 27 (A*).—The
latest reliable news received in
Paris indicates that King Ferdinand
is manfully fighting the inroads of
cancerous growths and is slightly
better than he was several days ago.
Gen. P. Angelesco, chief of the
King’s military household, who is in
Paris, asserts that the monarch is
in no Immediate danger of death.
He says he has come to Paris not to
hasten Queen Marie to Bucharest,
but to reassure her with regard to
her husband’s condition. The Queen
and her children Prince Nicholas and
Princess Ileana are returning from
their visit to the United States and
Canada on board the steamer Beren
,garia.
Prof. Lecene, a French cancer spe
cialist, has left for Bucharest to at
tend Ferdinand. He was summoned
by the French radiologist. Dr. Rog
got, who arrived there Thursday.
Politics Grow Active.
Meanwhile the political parties in
Rumania are showing feverish ac
tivity, owing to the serious condition
of King Ferdinand. Credible advices
received here say that the principal'
preoccupation of the parties at pres
ent is over a modification in the
composition of the Council of Re- :
gents named to rule in the event of |
the death of the King until Prince j
Michael, son of the abdicated Crown
Prince Carol, shall reach his ma
jority.
Modification is regarded as certain, j
At present the regency council is
made up of Prince Nicholas, the head
of the Rumanian Church and the
president of the Supreme Court. The
brothers Bratiano, for years virtual
rulers in Rumania, are striving hard
to obtain the support of all parties In
view of the present emergency. They
already have that of Premier Averes
cu’s People's party. The Bratianos
and Averescu are said to fear the
(Continued on Page 2, Column 1.)
DRIVER’S EMPLOYER
IS HELD IN DEATH
Jury Accuses Contractor
After Truck Operator’s Lack
of Permit Is Revealed.
Charles D. Fowler, contractor, of
1222 Kenyon street, and William
Westley Everhart, 17 years old, col
ored, were held for the action of the
grand jury in connection with the
killing of 8-year-old Joan Terry, col
ored, by a coroner’s jury, sitting at
the morgue, this afternoon. The Ter
ry girl, who resided at 3217 Eleventh
street, was struck and fatally injured
by a truck at Eleventh and Kenyon
streets on Thanksgiving evening.
Fowler tvas held following testi
mony that Everhart had been in his
empioy for a month without posses
sing a driver’s permit and that the
contractor had hindered Headquarters
Detective Paul W. Jones, In his efforts
to find Everhart, w T ho is alleged to
have left the scene of the accident
after hitting the Terry girl.
Jury Involves Fowler.
It was decided by the coroner’s
jury that while Everhart was respon
sible for the death of the girl, that
Mr. Fowler was an accessory after
the fact.
Everhart, according to the testi
mony of Detective Jones, told a num
ber of conflicting stories after he was
identified as the driver of the death
truck by Thomas Mitchell, 15 years
old, of 3005 Eleventh street. Jones
told the jury that Everhart stoutly
denied he was the driver of the truck
but admitted he had been at the scene
of the accident and saw the Terry
girl taken to the hospital. Jones
further testified that Everhart ad
mitted he had no driver’s permit,
although he had been driving the
Fowler truck for about a month.
Two See Truck.
Lewis Valencia and Wilbur Dish
man, both 15 years old, testified that
they saw the death truck and later
identified It as the one belonging to
Contractor Fowler. The boys said the
truck had no lights at the time of
the accident and after the colored
girl was hit, “it kept on going faster.”
Detective Jones told the Jury that
he had trouble in getting Mr. Fowler
to co-operalo with ftipy in finding
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.News Note: President Coolidge balks at eating a raccoon sent bim from Mississippi.
HOEHLING TO BLAZE
MIL IN OIL CASE
Ruling on Admissibility of
Doheny’s Senate Testimony
Will Set Precedent.
Halted yesterday afternoon by the
strings of legal technicalities which
wound themselves in and about the
trial of Albert B. Fall, former Secre
tary of the Interior, and Edward L.
Doheny, oil magnate, charged with
tonspiracy to defraud the Government
.n connection with the California
naval oil reserve leases, Criminal Di
vision 1 of the District Supreme
Gourt is in recess today to enable the
Dreslding justice, Adolph A. Hoehling,
to dispose of the “grave and impor
tant” question laid before him by op
posing counsel.
The issue was committed to Justice
Hoehling after three and one-half
hours of argument on the admissibil
.ty of testimony given by Mr. Doheny
oefore the Senate oil investigation
committee January 24, 1924, which the
Government, represented by Owen J.
Roberts of Philadelphia and former
Senator Atlee Pomerene of Ohio, spe
cial prosecutors appointed by Presl
lent Coolidge. seeks to have placed be
fore the jury as evidence in support of
;lie conspiracy charge. The testimony
>f Mr. Doheny before the committee
lealt with the SIOO,OOO loan he made to
Mr. Fall, which the latter first had de
clared was advanced by Edward B. Mc-
Lean, wealthy newspaper publisher.
Night Sessions Proposed.
Shortly after court convened in the
afternoon, Justice Hoehling announced
he would take the arguments under
advisement and left the bench. About
an hour later he returned and ex
plained that owing to the gravity of
the matter, he desired more time for
study, and adjourned the trial until
Monday. At the same time the court
informed counsel that the case would
be heard daily except Sunday and the
defense, let it be known that night
sessions would be agreeable to them
to expedite the case. This, however,
was not formally agreed to.
Mr. Roberts had the “last word” in
the argument just after the noon re
cess, but he employed his opportunity
only to emphasize briefly that Mr.
Doheny’s oil committee testimony waft
not adduced under compulsion or on
a subpoena and therefore no existing
statute referring to constitutional
rights is applicable. Then he replied
to the charges of Frank J. Hogan,
chief counsel for Mr. Doheny, and
Wilton J. Lambert, leader of the Fall
defense, that the Government was not
presenting its case chronologically by
explaining that the very nature and
intricacy of it made it advisable to
place it before the jury in a logical
order.
Effect on Future Probes.
The decision which Justice Hoeh
ling is preparing is expected to clarify
the meaning of section 809 of the Re
vised Statutes relating to testimony
given before a committee of Congress.
The question is regarded as important
not only for the bearing which it will
have on the presentation of the case
for the prosecution* but also as to its
effects on future congressional investi-
F the point has never been
on Page 2, Column 8.)
Mercury to Drop
To 26 Tonight at
Cold Snap’s Peak
Mittens and ear tabs will be in
evidence tonight when the ther
mometer drops to 26 degrees. The
Weather Bureau predicts the peak
of the present cold snap late this
evening, with gradually warfher
weather tomorrow and Monday.
White RH'er. north of Lake
Superior, reported a temperature
of 30 below’ zero last night. The
weather forecaster expects that the
cold wave from Canada will hit
New York and New England more
severely than this neighborhood,
however. /
The local thunderstorm which
awed many Washingtonians last
night was part of the general dis
turbance throughout the country’
which caused the Missouri tornado,
according to the weather prophets,
who said that lightning was re
ported in many other localities.
Radio 32
J Regains Her Freedom
i
J / FRANCES A. ARNOLD.
GOULD IS CLEARED
OF SLUSH CHARGE
Republican Candidate for
Senate Seat Exonerated.
Election Predicted.
By the Associated Press.
AUGUSTA, Me., November 27.
Arthur R. Gould, Republican nominee
for the United States Senate, stood
cleared today of charges of having
exceeded the $1,500 limit placed by
this State upon primary campaign
expenses.
Gould, upon whose election next
Monday depends Republican control
of the Senate, emerged last night
from a hearing before Secretary of
State Frank Ball, confident that the
dismissal of charges had vindicated
him and assured his victory over Ful
ton J. Redman, Democratic nominee.
At the same time Daniel F. Field,
chairman of the Republican State
committee, and Senator Frederick
Hale voiced belief in the integrity of
Mr. Gould and predicted his election.
Brewster Continues Attack.
But Gov. Ralph O. Brewster, who
In an open letter to Maine Republicans
Thursday night repudiated Gould, re
newed his attacks upon his party’s
successful candidate in the primary.
He charged that “in all the welter
of personal abuse there had been no
denial that the law was deliberately
and repeatedly violated by friends of
the successful nominee.”
Brewster’s letter had charged it
was a matter t)f general knowledge
that considerable sums In excess of
the legal allowance had been spent
to insure Gould’s triumph and bluntly
contended the victor was in the posi
tion of a man receiving stolen goods.
Brewster testified before Secretary
Ball that of his own knowledge he
did not know of “one cent spent by
Mr. Gould, or with his knowledge and
consent, beyond the limit of the law."
Klan Leader Acts.
The charges had been preferred by
Rev. A. F. Leigh, a Methodist minister
of Randolph and a leader in the Ku
Klux Klan.
Leigh testified that although he had
preferred the charges he was without
direct knowledge of any violation of
the law. He was referred to by
Hinckley as victim in a political con
spiracy against Gould.
In dismissing the chargee Secretary
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Only 27 Day* More
Cfjristmas
is coming
*
The only evening paper
in Washington with the
Associated Press news
service.
Yesterday’s Circulation, 102,457
t/P) Meant Associated Press. TWO CENT^.
COURT PARTS GIRL
AND DANCER MATE
i »
I Frances Arnold’s Marriage to
Haliloff. Self-Styled
Prince, Dissolved.
! 7
The marriage of Miss Frances A.
Arnold, daughter of Maj. and Mrs.
Davis G. Arnold of Bethesda, and
Roufat Magometoff Haliloff, cabaret
dancer and self-styled Georgian
prince, has been dissolved permanent
ly by the Circuit Court at Rockville.
Judge Robert B. Peter has signed a
decree grunting Maj. Arnold’s petition
for annulment of the marriage on the
ground of fraud.
Miss Arnold married Haliloff nearly
two years ago after a whirlwind
courtship and when it was thought
she was about to announce her en
gagement to a prominent young club
man here. Her “prince" was a dancer
at the Case Lie Paradis at the time.
The ceremony was quietly solemnized
in St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
on April 13, 1925, by Rev. Herbert
Scott Smith.
Trunks Seized on Honeymoon.
When the couple reached New York
on their honeymoon Haliloff’s trunks
were seized in a breach-of-promise
action. The petition for the annul
ment declared that the bride promptly
returned to her home in Washington,
where she learned that her husband
had been accused of issuing bad
checks. Haliloff admitted, too, that he
was really not a prince.
Mrs. Haliloff further told the court
that in May, a month after her mar
riage, she consented to accompany her
husband to France. On reaching
there, however, she said she discov
ered that Haliloff was wanted in a
number of countries on criminal
charges. Without further delay, it
was stated, she returned to the United
States and ever since has made her
home with her parents at Bethesda.
The petition for annulment was
filed last January Haliloff was liv
ing in Belgium at the time, it was
said. As a result of Judge Peter’s
decree, Miss Arnold regains all of
the privileges she enjoyed before her
marriage.
fleams of Decree.
She is better known to Washing
ton society as Miss Delight Potter
Arnold. The name “Delight" is not
her baptismal name, but a name by
which she has been called both, by
her family and friends for many
years.
Miss Arnold was at her parent’s home
this morning. Mrs. Arnold said her
daughter had been informed of Judge
Peter’s decree.
The action was brought by Maj.
Arnold, because Miss Arnold is still
under age.
ANTI-STALIN GROUP
GETS SMALL POSTS
Leaders of Opposition Reduced or
Given Positions as For
eign Envoys.
By the Associated Press.
MOSCOW, November 27.—Confirma
tion of the decisive victory won by
StaJin’s central executive committee
majority over the opposition during
the recent Communist party contro
versy is seen in a number of appoint
ments Just announced.
Gregory' Zinovieff, former head of
the Communist International, is
named a member of the praesidium
of the Soviet State Planning Commis
sion, a relatively inconspicuous posi
tion.
Leon Kameneff, former vice pre
mier, Is appointed Ambassador to
Italy, replacing M. Kerzenzeff, Georgi
Sokolnikov, former finance commis
sar and another opposition leader in
the party controversy, is believed
likely to succeed the late Leonid
Krassln as Amlmssador in London.
M. Lashevitcb. formerly first as
sistant to the commissar of war and
navy, is made assistant manager of
the Chinese Eastern Railway, and the
appointment is pending of O. Piata
koff, former assistant president of the
Supreme Economic Council, to repre
sent the Amtorg, the Soviet foreign
trade organization in America.
These apixfintments eliminate the
men from Russian polities and pre
clude the possibility of their resum
ing factional activity against the cen
, txal
FREEZING WEATHER
CHILLS 110,1 FANS
AT ARMY-NAVY TILT
Bright Sun Helps Mitigate
Wintry Blasts Sweeping
in From Lake.
■ ■■ %
GRIDIRON DRY AND FAST
UNDER STRAW BLANKET
Vice President, Three Cabinet
Members and Other Officials At
tend Annual Service Contest
| By the Associated Pre«*
CHICAGO, November 27. A real
! Winter day, with tiie temperature be
' low freezing, but with a bright sun
I breaking up the morning haze, greet
!ed the annual Army-Navy foot bal!
) game today.
The cold, aided by Lake Michigan s
i chilly breezes, followed rain and snow
I yesterday, but only traces of snow
| and a few icy spots were left in the
| municipal stadium.
! The sunshine promised to mitigate
goose-flesh somewhat as approximate
ly 110.000 Americans from nearlv
every State prepared for the game.
Many of the early patrons of coin
muting and other transit lines, e' 1
dently possessors of tickets, carried
heavy blankets and extra coats. For
several days department stores had
been featuring blanket sales, ap
parently with prolltable result.
The approaches to the stadium
were a bit slippery after a. below ■
freezing night, but not enough to
hamper the movement of traffic where
the of march of the parading
West Pointers and Middies led the
way for the hundred thousand fans
Mascots First to Kilter.
Mascots of the two teams were the
first to be admitted to the field.
None but the Navy goat and the
Army mule got past the ushers be
fore 11 o’clock, while 200 huskies
cleared off the gridiron.
Rolling up the canvas and raking
off the hay showed the turf to be in
magnificent condition, fairly soft and
springy, unfrozen and almost dry.
Overhead a wintry sun did us best
to add to the perfect setting, beam
ing down through a slight haze, with
quite a little warmth for the end of
November.
The legion and civilian ush%rs, on
hand early, were augmented by a
Culver Military Academy troop, the
first martial note of the pageant.
> Location of the southern goal post,
about 150 fee* fror/T the arch of the
stadium’s horseshoe apd, and the
northern goal hardly rfore than half
way down the huge expanse left the
northern end of the stadium nearly
a hundred yards from the actual field
Frost and snow ringed the grassy
expanse which had been careful ly
blanketed for a distance of 10 yards
out from each side line.
At 11 o’clock a column of 160 police
marched up each side of the gridiron
to form a cordon about the field.
Jackies Arrive on .Scene.
A hundred Jackies from Gregr
Lakes Naval Station were the next
official delegation, arriving at 11:15 to
act as guards and ushers, but still no
ticket holders had appeared. By this
time ushers had been scattered over
the huge structure at their posts
and but three of the eight hifge can
vas spreads were yet to be rerngved.
A thin blanket of hay was spread
around the fringe of the gridiron ami
the surplus hauled away.
Don W. Bailey and A. L. Bush, buck
privates from Fort Sheridan, were the
escorts of the Army mule.
H. R. Paige and W. C. Specln,
middies, chaperoned the Navy goat.
First Fans.
The fur-coated feminine advance
guard, four in number, arrived at
11:30, the first unofficial spectators,
so far as discernible among the hun
dreds of ushers to arrive. A thing
trickle of fans followed them into the
west stand, the Navy rooters' section.
The thermometer stood Just a little
below freezing and the early coiners
merely had to kick their toes a hit
to keep comfortable.
The last canvas was peeled off at
11:45, and the line marks were spread
Officials Attend Game.
Washington was deserted by the ad
ministrative heads of the two military
establishments of the Government
and by another cabinet, officer and
scores of other officials today as foot
lie 11 warriors of West Point and An
napolis took the field at Chicago for
their annual pigskin classic.
Secretary of War Dwight F. Davis
and Secretary of the Navy Curtis D
Wilbur headed delegations from the
War and Navy Departments which
left Washington yesterday afternoon
and are occupying boxes in opposing
cheering sections in the big bowl on
the lake front of Chicago this after
noon. Secretary of Labor James J.
Davis, who was in Mooseheart, 111., on
Thanksgiving day, occupied a box
with friends.
Vice President Dawes Present.
In the party accompanying Secre
tary of War Davis were Assistan*
Secretaries Hanford MacNider and I
Trubee Davison. The party of Secre
’ tary of Navy Wilbur was larger. It
included Assistant Secretaries Theo
dore D. Robinson and E. P. Warner,
Rear Admiral William A. Moffett,
chief of Navy aeronautics; Rear Ad
miral W. R. Shoemaker, chief of Bu
reau of Navigation, and Capt. Emory
Land, assistant chief of aeronautics,
and other officials.
Assistant Secretary Charles S.
Dewey of the Treasury and Assistant
Secretary R. W. Dunlap of Agricu!
ture also attended the game.
Vice President Dawes, himself o
resident of Chicago, sat in a flag
draped box at Soldiers’ Field. Ho dedi
cated the stadium yesterday.
hundredsarTslain
IN BRAZILIAN REVOLT
By the Associated Press.
MONTEVIDEO, November a?.-
Several hupdred Brazillian revolu
tionaries and government troops are
reported to have been killed and many
others wounded in a battle at Bella
Vista. State of Rio Grande do Sul, sav
i private advices reaching here from
the Brazilian frontier. The revolu
tionists are said to have taken Os
- walilo Ar&uha, chief of the* .state
prisoner

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