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BOY DENIES THEFT OF YULETIDE MAIL Extra Clerk at Post Office Accused of Rifling Letters for Money. Arrested tlie day before Christmas In the mailing room of the City Post < ifflre, where he was employed as a temporary clerk, on a charge of un lawfully opening letters and extract ing money, Raymond T. Bland, 19- vear-old student of Devitt Prepara tory School, living in the Leonard Apartments, today was ordered held for action by the grand jury follow ing a brief hearing before United States Commissioner Needham C. Turnage. Bland, a neatly dressed youth, waived reading of the charge of vio lation of section 195 of the Penal Code and the taking of testimony and plead ed not guilty. He was released in $2,500 bond. He was represented by Attorney Henry I. Quinn. Passed Civil Service Test. Bland had taken the civil service examination, it is said, and was eligi ble for permanent appointment at the City Post Office, where - he was em ployed several weeks ago when addi tional help was taken on' to care for tHe heavy Christmas mail. Post Office Inspectors S. \V. Purdum and W. .1. Satterfield say they ob served the youth opening mail that passed through his hands in the course of- his work and embezzling cash contents, which they say were intended for charitable and religious organizations. They presented at the hearing today more than 200 letters as evidence. No estimate has been placed on the amount of the missing funds, as only a careful correspondence with the senders of the letters can determine the amounts the letters contained. Parents Appear With Him. Most of the opened letters were ad dressed to the Shrine of the Immacu late Conception at Catholic University, in care of Rev. Dr. Bernard A. Mc- Kenna; to the tuberculosis fund of the Associated Charities; Rev. William Hughes, director of the Catholic In dian Missions, and a number also to the National Geographic Society 7 . Young Bland appeared before Com missioner Turnage this morning in company 7 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bland. The elder Bland is engineer for a local contracting con cern. WEDDINGS SHOWN BASED ON SIMILARITY IN TASTES Questionnaires Upset Popular Be lief to Contrary—Students* Preferences Are Defined. By the Aeeofnated Pre«». LEXINGTON, Ky., December 28. In marriage similarity of tastes at tracts. contrary to popular belief that persons of opposite tastes attract each other. This is what Prof. J. E. Adams of the University of Kentucky finds from two sets of questionnaires, replies to which were received from 109 young man and 159 girl students. The consensus of the young men's opinions: A wife 65 inches in height, 125 pounds in weight, brown eyes and hair, light complexion, slender build, two years younger than the bride groom, interested in music and litera ture and with a teaching education. What the girls prefer: Husbands 70 Inches tall, 165 pounds In weight, brown eyes and hair, light complexion, slender build, two y 7 ears older than the bride, Interested In music and literature and a teacher’s education. DEMANDS GARAGE PERMIT Mrs. F. G. Denison Sues District for Bight to Build. Mrs. Francis G. Denison, 711 Sixth street southeast, today filed suit in the District Supreme Court for a manda mus against the District Commission ers and John W. Oehmann, inspector of buildings, to compel them to issue a permit to her to erect a private ga rage in the rear of her home. She says the lot is occupied by a frame stable about 100 years old, which since the passing of the horse has been used as a private garage, which change took place before the zoning law be came effective. The building has be come w 7 eakened from age and she de sires to replace it with a brick garage, I but she has been denied a permit, she informs the court. Through Attorneys W. Gwynn Gar diner and South Trimble, jr., the peti tioner charges that the refusal of the permit is arbitrary and will destroy the value of her property unless the court Intervenes. PROPER DRESS ORDERED. Car Passenger Stabbed Over Collar and-Tie Buling. 810 DE JANEIRO, December 28 C 4»). —Correct attire Is required of street car passengers here, and the rule is rigidly enforced. Men must wear a collar and tie, and, on the first-class cars, a coat. A conductor recently stabbed a man who insisted on riding in violation of she collar-and-tiq order, Is your money earning enough? Write or phone f° r leaflet More Per Cent and More Per Dollar ” —which tells about our Investment-Savings Plan payments on shares of $25 and multiples in this well known organization, which pays 80/ on preferred /O rtock 2 % Quarterly Protected by small and de sirable real estate mortgages The Finance and Investment Corporation Phllln Herman. President. Clarence C. Weidemann, Secretary. 927 Fifteenth Street N.W. Mein 24SS iFire in Christmas Tree Blamed on Romping Children Children playing in the home of James Kousen, 229 Pennsylvania \ avenue southeast, shortly before r.oon today, are blamed for a fire that occurred in a Christmas tree, the first this season. The damage was estimated at FIVE-DAY SEMINAR ■ * OPENS TOMORROW ' Discussion of Topics Which Inter est Y. W. C. A. Secretaries Scheduled for Daily Sessions. A five-day seminar for Y. W. C. A. secretaries who are working with business and professional women in various cities east of the Mississippi will open tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock at the Elizabeth Somers Home, Hot M street. The delegates will be directed at the morning session tomorrow. Wednes day and Thursday, beginning at 9:30 o’clock, by Ralph Bridgeman, Phila delphia. psychologist ‘and director of the Parents’ Council there. “The Science o# Program Making” will be the topic at these meetings. "The Cost of Christian Living” will be studied at two morning sessions under the leadership of Dr. Peter Ainslee of Baltimore. The seminar will continue through Saturday afternoon. All the after noon sessions will be devoted to the discussion and application of the morning’s study to the business and professional women's department of the Young Women's Christian Asso ciation under the leadership of Miss Margaret Miller of New York and Miss Mildred King of Detroit. Miss Clara S. Reed of Springfield, Muss., a member of the national board of the Y. W. C. A., is chairman of the national business and professional women's department, under whose auspices this seminar is being given, and Miss Margaret Williamson of New York is the executive secretary of the deiKirtment. Miss Bertha Mil ler of Boston is chairman of the semi nar, Miss Marjorie Saxton of Wor cester, Mass., is chairman of the pro gram committee, and Miss Bertha Pabst of Washington is chairman of the hostess committee. Among those registered are Miss Clara S. Reed of Springfield. Mass.; Miss Margaret Williamson of New York. Miss Bertha Miller of Boston. Mass.; Miss Marjorie Saxton of Wor cester. Mass.; Miss Margaret Hiller of New York, Miss Mildred King of Detroit. Miss Helen M. Breece of Roanoke, Va.; Miss Edith L. Dawson of this city. Miss Luella Douce of Syracuse. N. Y.; Miss Mabel Eigler of Philadelphia, Miss Emily Godfrey of Philadelphia. Miss Emily Hare of Orange. X. J.; Miss Willetta Lewis of Rochester, N. Y.; Miss Katherine Morris of Nashville, Tenn; Miss Ade laide Nelson of Philadelphia, Miss Bertha Pabst of this city, Miss Jo sephine Renier of Elkhart. Ind.: Miss Edith F. Rope _of Brooklyn, N. Y.: Miss Jane Shay'of Philadelphia, Miss Bernice Taylor of Philadelphia, Miss Ruth M. Todd of Springfield, Mass.; Miss Katherine Wilfley of Pittsburgh. Miss Kate Wilson of Allentown. Pa.; Miss Lou la C. Woody of Parkersburg, W. Va.: Miss Mary E. Howey of To ledo, Ohio; Miss Hazel M. Robb of Atlantic City, Miss Edna Wells of Holvoke, Mass.; Miss Gertrude Wilson of Buffalo. Miss Blanche Knowles of Buffalo, Miss Grace Richardson of New York City. Ml&iTßess F. Crahan of Hartford. Conn.; Miss Norma H. Stauffer of New York City, Miss An nette P. Chase of Cleveland. Ohio; Mrs. Ruth B. Cottrell of Philadelphia and Mrs. Mario C. Cole of New York City. CAR FERRY SALVAGED. Pulled From Bocks in Wisconsin After Two Weeks. MILWAUKEE, Wis., December 27 OP).—Car ferry No. 18 of the Pere Marquette Steamship Line was pulled from the rocks off Fox Point, 14 miles north of here, yesterday. After working ceaselessly since De cember 13, when the vessel was grounded in a heavy fog, wrecking crews won their battle w r ith wind, waves and unfavorable weather. Early last night the car ferry was towed into harbor, where patches will be placed over two holes In the hull. Milk for Babies j i Produced in Co-operation g j with Dr. J. 77 irt. Ktlfct. Jr. g The holiday season—the tinsel-covered tree —the new toys —the greatest Christmas ever—and the youngster goes to sleep at the * height of the activities! But you rest easy in the knowledge that while the excitement may have increased his heart action, his general health is insured by a daily diet of our Holstein Nursery Milk. j sat" Telephone West 183 agjj | THE v EVENING HTAK, \V AiSlliMi'luN, I>. C., MONDAY, DECEMTYETR 27. MEASURE 10 HOLD FUGITIVES 0.0 Commissioners Approve Bill to Make Detention in District Legal. The District Commissioners will send to Congress, when It reconvenes after the Christinas recess, a favora j hie rejHirt on the bill introduced in j the House by Representative Gibson of Vermont, providing for the deten tion of fugitives apprehended Jr\ the District. The bill was drawn in the office of the corporation counsel, and is designed primarily to make appre hending of fugitives from other juris dictions legal. While the Police Department now apprehends fugitives from other juris- j dictions, it does so without tiny au- 1 rhority of law. according to Maj. Ed win B. Hesse, superintendent, who j advocates the enactment of the law j in a reiKirt today to the Commis- j sinners. Could Hold Them in Jail. “The enactment of this law would permit defendants held for other jurisdictions being committed to I jail, awaiting the arrival of repre- | sentatives from that jurisdiction, , said Maj. Hesse. "At present the i police department is forced to hold such defendants in the cells of the ; various station houses, where It is ' impossible for them to get the nec essarv exercise and frequently re sults “in illness. For instance, a man recently arrested as a fugitive from San Quentin Penitentiary, California, was 'kept in our custody for nearly a month before a representative of the prison called for him. During this time it became necessary to transfer him to Gallinger Hospital for treatment. Had we had such a law as this act proposes to create in effect, he would have been taken to the Police Court and committed to the District jail, where he could have had exercise and a comfortable bed to sleep in. “This law, while inflicting no un necessary hardships on the prisoner, at the same time permits the depart ment to detain such persons for a stated time in order that the request ing jurisdictions have suilicient time in which to prepare the necessary papers when needed. Writ Frees Suspect. “At the present time the mere pro curing of a writ of habeas corpus on liehalf of the one detained necessarily carries with it the release of such de fendant by a judge of the Supreme Court who issues the writ, as there is no law justifying such detention. Un der the proposed act the defendant would be properly committed on the fugitive warrant procured from the judge of the Police Court to the United States Jail, and the judge of the Supreme Court issuing the writ would be justified in dismissing same when it was shown that the defendant was a fugitive and was being held in pursuance of the laws of the District of Columbia.” WOMAN’S BODY FOUND; BELIEVED AUTO VICTIM Discovered Dead Dess Than 30 Minutes After Leaving Mid night Yule Bites^ By the Associated Press. ASHEVILLE, N. C..Deeember 27. —The body of Miss Mary McGuire, dietitian at a local hospital, was found Saturday in a muddy road in the negro section of the city, less than 30 min utes after she had left the church where she attended the midnight Christmas service. Investigation by members of the Po lice Department failed to disclose the Identity of the person or persons re sponsible for her death. Belief was expressed that she had been run over by an automobile, slain and then car ried to the spot where her body was found and dumped out in the mud. Examination of the body by the coro ner disclosed that the skull was frac tured in three places and that the body Itself showed signs of having been dragged some distance. Copper as hard as steel was made by the Aztecs of Mexico thousands of years ago, says the Dearborn In dependent. I ]. I .... I I - - - I II HERE FOR PI TAU PI CONCLAVE. Leaders in the Jewish National Fraternity which o >ens its sessions this afternoon: Rights to Ijeft—Albert j Auer, secretary: E. H. Austerlitz, president; Edward Tonlson, past president; David Blum, conclave chairman; Morti-' ! iner Goldsmith, junior council, and Janies 11. Simon, vice chairman. ' PI TAU PI FRATERNITY MEETS IN CONCLAVE I ; 150 Members of Jewish Group to Hold Four-Day Gathering. Will Elect Officers. I One hundred and fifty members of the Pi Tail Pi, national Jewish fra ternity. will open a four-day conclave here, with a reception at the Wash ington Hotel at 4 o'clock this after noon. Officers will be elected and on the 1 last day of the session the- city for the next annual conclave will be chosen. Following the reception, which will i continue until 6 o’clock this evening the delegates will adjourn for informal dinner and later tonight a dance will ibe held at the Mayflower Hotel. The first business session will convene at j noon tomorrow. On Wednesday officers will be elected j to succeed the incumbents, E. Harry j Austerlitz, Cincinnati, Ohio, president; | Leslie Burkenroad, Omaha, Nebr., vice president; Albert Auer, St. Louis, Mo.. I secretary, and Victor Hexter, Mem phis, Tenn., treasurer. The present conclave committee is composed of the following Washing ton members: David Blum, chairman: James Simon, Leroy Uriedlander, Mau rice Kafka, Paul Fisher and Jerome Fried lander. KAHN AIDS ACTORS’ FUND Noted Banker Accepts Chairman ship of $1,500,000 Campaign. NEW YORK, December 27.—0tt0 H. Kahn, noted banker and chairman of the Metropolitan Opera Co., has accepted the chairmanship of the national campaign to raise $1,500,000 for the Actors’ Fund endowment. This was announced by Daniel Froh inan, president of the Actors’ Fund. The endowment is intended to provide the funds necessary for tho mainte nance of the Home for Aged Actors maintained in Staten Island and to give relief to needy actors. Mr. Kahn has started organizing the national committee. He announced that he has already received accept ances from Governors A1 Smith of New York, A. J. Pothler of Rhode Island, A. G. Sorlie of Nortn Dakota, John G. Winant of New Hampshire, Arthur T. Hammett of New Mexico, Tom J. Tarral of Arkansas, Howard M. Gore of West Virginia, Clifford Walker of Georgia, Albert C. Ritchie of Maryland and Capt. Martin E. Trench of the Virgin Islands. | Announcing | $ Our Regular Semi-Annual js | Clearance Sale \ > Ail Winter Suits and 5 < Overcoats \ l ONE - FOURTH OFF l c Including Stein Blochs 5 V Were NOW ® Were NOW S \ *35 .. . *26- 2S *4O .. . *3ot® # X C 45 . . *. 33- 7S 50 . . . 37 s ® S > 55 .. . 41 2S 60 .. . 45®® > 65 . . . 48- 7S 70 . • . 52 s ® 2 X 75 .. . 56 2S 80 .. . 60®® < > 85 •. • 68- 7S 90 .. . 67 s ® < > 95 .. . 71- 25 ® 100 .. . 75®® S j x All 4-Pc. Sport Suits-INCIAJDED-All 2-Pc, Golf Suits \ \ This stock comprises an unusually x £ complete assortment of choice mod- y ' / els and fabrics, in both Suits and o > * Overcoats, seldom found at sale >C | \ prices. Your early selection is urged. / | 14th & G Streets N. W.' | I • FORESTERS CONVENE. Pennsylvania Bailroad Officials to Give Demonstration. The various phases of the work of the forestry inspectors of the Penn sylvania Railroad, ranging from the supply of safety matches to railroad ties, will be demonstrated with lan tern slides tonight at the Grace Dodge Hotel, following a, banquet to be at tended by the company’s representa tives throughout the United States. More than a hundred inspectors of forest products are paying a two-day visit to the Capital beginning this morning. The delegates are in con ference today at the Union Station. The convention is in charge of John Foley, chief forester of the railroad system. RAILWAYS SHOWING MARKED PROGRESS ; Increased Freight Shipments in 1926 Expenditure of $5,200,000,000. By tho Associated Press. CHICAGO, December 27. —Continued railway progress marked 1926. longer and heavier freight trains moving at greater speed, each ton mile of freight service and each car mile of passen ger service being handled on less fuel. And, despite the tendency of rates to decline and of taxes to increase, net earnings advanced. These facts were pointed out today by L. A. Downs, president of the Illi nois Central, in his yearly letter to the public. “In the seven years up to and including 1926 the railroads spent for improvements and extension of their facilities approximately $5,200,- 000,000,” he said. "Largely because of the increased investment the per formance of the railroads in 1926 was notable for its adequacy, efficiency and economy. More than 1,000,000 loaded freight cars were handled each week on an average.” - > More Women’s Shoes Sold. Between 40 and 50 ppr cent more women’s shoes are sold today than 10 years ago. The manufacture of women’s shoes now exceeds the manu facture of men’s shoes in the United States by 20,000,000 pairs annually, says the Thrift Magazine. The output of men’s shoes, it is : said, has been on the decline since 1915. The solution must be in femi nine pride, which means such a drain j on the family exchequer that the male portion of the family is compelled to economize as never before. HOSPITALS SHARE IN CHRISTMAS JOYS Yule Celebrations Continue at Washington Institutions—Local i Church Also Presents Program. Christmas celebrations are contin uing during this week at Washington hospitals and churches. Gallinger's patients will be entertained tomor row and Wednesday nights by the Kiwanis Club and the American Le gion of the District of Columbia, re spectively, while the presentation of "The Other Wise Man” at the Luther Place Memorial Church will be re peated tonight and tomorrow night. The Kiwanis program at Gallinger Hospital tomorrow evening will be in harge of H. L. Smith, director of young people’s work at the United Brethren Church and, following the entertainment, Christmas treats and smokes will be distributed among the patients. The American Legion’s feffe Wed j nesday night will be under the direc tion of Charles Kohen and it will include musical selections, recitations and dancing. Follownig the program ice cream and cake will be served to the patients. Because of its success last year at the same church, "The Other Wise Man ’ will be presented three nights this year. The first offering was made last night and the play w r as well received. Written by Dr. van Dyke, "The Other Wise Alan” is the story of a fourth "w’ise man” who, seeing the star of Bethlehem, set out to follow' it, but losing his way he wanders about the earth and through many experiences before he finds the God he sought. * The Luther Place cast includes Walter Beck, Doris Dalton Sonne kalb, Katherine Riggs, Nina Norman and Judy Lyeth. Rev. Dr. John Weidley, pastor of the Church of the Reformation, takes the part of the Jewish rabbi, while Rev. Dr. G. AI. Diffenderfer, pastor of the Luther Place Church is The Voice. Sacred Oxen Good Beef. The greatest drawback to raising beef cattle in the South is the Texas fever tick, says the Capper Magazine. Some one discovered the ticks do not bother the sacred ox or zebu of India. A shipment of these cattle were im ported into the Florida ' Everglades and the first carload of the meat has just been shipped to Louisville, Ky. The animals averaged 1,100 pounds and sold for 9 cents on the hoof. The meat is richer and better flavored than ordinary beef and is being served in hotels and clubhouses as a delicacy. DETROIT RUM FEUD ! VICTIM IDENTIFIED ! 1 Police Say Man Found Dead i ! in Apartment Was Noto rious Gangster. By the Associated Press, i DETROIT, December 27.--The vie-J ■ tint of a liquor feud, found slain in j his a,parturient early yesterday, was identified by police today as John 11. Reid, one of the most notorious, char acters of Detroit's underworld. While Reid’s body was found in his i apartment, <i trull of blood leading ’ from the room to his automobile ; parked in the rear of the building convinced police he had been shot a.s he sat in the machine and then dragged into his rooms. In the last seven years, iK>lico said. Reid’s name has been eonneeted with a. dozen or more slayings, particu larly those resulting from feuds bo tween rival rum-running gangs and blind pig operators. Between June, 1924, and November of this year, Reid had been arrested six times on charges, including homi cide. robbery armed and violation of the prohibition law. In each instance he was released, no one appearing to i testify against him. The slaying of Reid, Lieut. Fred Frahm of the homicide squad said today, points to a renewal of liquor feuds which for a time seemed to have ceased. t ENGLISH FOX HUNTERS DEALT SEVERE BLOWS Court Ruling' and Refusal of Farm er to Allow Sport Blocks Two Groups. By the Associated Press. LONDON, December 27. —Huntsmen seeking the elusive fox have been dealt two severe blows by a court ruling and an incident in the field. Thomas Vaughan, owner of Fully hurst farm, near Natwich, refused to allow the Cheshire Hune to pro ceed on his property and challenged any member on the field to fight him. Hot words followed, but there was no fight and no more hunting. This is a rare occurrence in England, where fox-hunting has been carried on for centuries without interference by the farmers. An injunction was issued restrain ing Henry W. Selby-Low ndes, master of the East Kent Hunt, his huntsmen, whippers-in and other servants from riding or hunting over the Waddon Hall farm. The complainant contend ed that despite warnings the hunters had ridden over his land repeatedly, breaking down gates and frightening the pedigreed cattle. TWO-GUN FIGHTER WINS. Watchman Kills One Assailant and Wounds Second. CHICAGO, December 27 (A*). —A two-gun night watchman last night shot and killed one man and wounded another when they attacked him. When one of the men seized his pistol and turned it about until It men aced his own body, John Summerside, the watchman, brought his reserve weapon into play, killing the man. He knocked the other assailant un conscious with the butt of his weapon. I LAST CALL 8 . 8 | Slash in Prices i | IVES | 150% Discount! on all unlighted, standard gauge Passenger U Cars—LIONEL, IVES, PING || if $2 Ives Structo —the Building Toy 98c || 125% Discounts on all Lionel, Ives, Bing Electrical and Mechani- 1 M *5 cal Train Sets and Lionel Accessories. vZ j| 5r Jl 14-Volt Carbon Bulbs 3 for 10c S 3# 15-Volt Mazda Tree Lights 3 for 25c H 2.50 16-Light Carbon Tree Outfit $1.49 }jl | Worthwhile Reductions | VELOCIPEDES SCOOTERS ft U SPEEDBIKES ICE SKATES W II BICYCLES AUTO GLOVES DAISY AIR RIFLES RADIOS W $1 RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS RADIO EQUIPMENT fZ P SOCCER AND FOOT BALLS I FOR ELECTRIC TRAINS II 424 9th St. 304 W. Baltimore St. Washington, D. C. Baltimore, Md. > V WjAli 100 COLORED MEN CALL ON PRESIDENI Delegates to Kappa Alpha Psi Convention Received at White House. I j A delegation of about 100 member*; ’ of Kappa Alpha l*si. colored national | collegiate fraternity, which is holding its sixteenth annual convention here this week, was received by Presi dent CooMdge at the White House today at noon. The board of direc tors of the fraternity met in brief session at Howard University Chapel this morning. The convention opened last night at Metropolitan A. M. E. Church, at which time Maj. Oscar J. W. Scott, chaplain. United States Army, a member of the fraternity, delivered a sermon. A sightseeing tour of Washington and Arlington was made yesterday afternoon. A reception was tendered the guests last night at the Musolit Club. A special public meeting will lie held tonight at 8 o'clock in Andrew Itan kin Chapel. Howard University, at which time official welcome will be ex tended to the visiting delegates bv James E. Scott, senior vice grand polemarch. Archie A. Alexander, Des Moines, lowa, and T. U.illis Nutter member of the West Virginia Legisla ture, will be presented with diamond studded wreaths, the highest honor of the fraternity. Prof. Kelly Miller ,f the Howard University faculty wjl' sj>eak. The sessions tomorrow, to he held in Library Hall. Howard University will be devoted to business and re IKirts of officers. Business will 1* continued on Wednesday morning with the annual banquet at the White law Hotel at 6 o’clock Wednesday night. The annual election of officers will be held Thursday morning, at which session a place will he selected for the 1927 convention. About 350 delegates largely from Western universities and colleges, are attending the sessions which end Thursday. BAN ON SUBSCRIPTIONS. Gov. Wood Halts Plan for Support of Filipino Schools. MANILA. December 27 Of*).—Gov Gen. Wood has issued an executive order ending the collection of volun tary subscriptions for maintenance of elementary schools. An increase in insular aid to such schools to the ex tent of a million pesos brought about the order, which is effective January 1 and cancels all approvals prior to December 22 for such collections. The governor general believes the method of voluntary subscriptions places the burden unfairly. ARCHITECT KILLS SELF. BROOKLINE, Mass., December 27 (/P). —Edward Dana Densmore, proml nent architect and engineer, ended his life in his Brookline home Saturday, it has been revealed by- the police and medical officials. The architectural plans of the Park Square Building, one of the largest office buildings in > the world. ware prepared under his i direction. Mr. Densmore’s body was found In a bathroom by one of his children. A razor was found nearby. The medical examiner said that Mr Densmore had suffered a nervous breakdown from overwork.