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M « Wnihrr Hurean Knr*<",.t l lfatii this ,i ftri rnmu and tonight; minimum Icm pert* lure, 32 degrees, to morrow pa l ll v cloudy and colder. Temperaturt Highest, 42. at 3 30 pm. yesterday; lowest, 32. ut 2 am. today. Full report on page 0. * Closing N.Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 14 X T • >r\ lf|l Entered as second class matter I\Q. Jl. post office, Washington. D. C. , NICARAGUAN MOVE IS NON-PARTISAN, IS VIEW OP PRESIDENT intervention Solely to Protect American Lives and Prop erty, He Holds. * MARINES’ RECALL NOW BELIEVED TO BE NEARER Decision on Further Use of U. S. Forces Rests With Admiral Latimer There. ( _ j!v the Associated Press. American intervention in Nicaragua i is proceeding strictly along the lines followed traditionally by the United states in Central America, in the opinion of President Coolidgo. The only purpose of the American landing forces is the protection of the lives and property of American citi zens, the White House spokesman said today, and there is no intention of allowing partisanship as between the contending forces. The President believes that Ameri can intervention has had no effect in favor of one or the other of the Nicaraguan factions. Marines May Withdraw. Termination of the situation which I led Rear Admiral Julian Latimer to | land American bluejackets and ma-' rines at Puerto Cabezas was thought j to bo nearer today by Washington j observers, after reading the news dis- N patches and meager official reports from Nicaragua. They regarded as particularly sig nificant, in this respect, the decision of President Diaz to withdraw the Conservative government troops from the Pearl Lagoon lighting zone and the spread of neutral zones estab- ‘ lished by Admiral Latimer for protec tion of Americans along the east coast, which has been dominated for tome time by the Liberal forces. Official Accounts Lacking. Official accounts of the four-fiav battle at Pearl Lagoon, in which the j jDiaz troops were defeated, were lack- j ing in Washington, but a dispatch j from Managua last night placed the i Liberal strength at 1,500 well armed rit-n as against 1.300 in the withdraw ing force, and quoted the American collector of customs at Blueflelds as paying 300 Mexicans had been report ed fighting with the victors. It has beep made ejear to the Diaz authorities as well PS to Liberals that they must disarm if they enter the neutral zones, which have been ex tended to include El Bluff as well as Puerto Cabazas, the seat of the gov ernment set up by Juan B. Sacasa und recognized by Mexico, and Blue fidds and Rio Grande Bar. Decision ps to withdrawal of American forces I ■ rests with Admiral Latimer, who has j command of the special service squad- j ron maintained by the Navy in Cen-1 tral American waters. Landing Party Defended. Washington authorities hold that the landing of the naval forces at * Puerto Cabezas and Rio Grande Bar [ does not amount to intervention in the Nicaraguan civil strife, but never theless, agents of Sacasa here and Ht Mexico City insist that it is inter vention and have found a supporter In that contention in La Nacion, pub lished at Santiago, Chile, which said It was not necessary for protection *of Americans, but was “deliberate support of a government whose legal ity is as questionable as that of the government it opposes in civil war.” The Sacasa agents also charge that ! censorship is preventing the public j from receiving new - f events in Nic- j aragua arid is barring messages ad- | dressed to them. DENIES MEXICANS AIDED. Liberals' Agent Sees Diaz Regime Given Fatal Beating. MEXICO CITY, December 28 </P). I Pr. Pedro Zapeda, representative of j the Liberal government on the east coast of Nicaragua, today claimed that the recent defeat of the Con servative government troops in the Pearl Lagoon fighting zone meant the \ doom of the government of President Adolfo Diaz. lie asserted that the Pearl Lagoon defeat had left the Conservatives so crippled in strength that they would be unable to oppose the advance of the Liberals upon Managua, the capi tal of Nicaragua. The defeated gov ernment forces, he said, now would * be forced to seek refuge in the neutral zone at Blueflelds, where they would ! be disarmed by Rear Admiral Julian i Jjatimer, in command of the Arnerl- ! can naval squadron there. Dr. Zapeda, who was sent to Mexico j City by Dr. Juan Sacasa, who heads ; the Liberal faction, denied reports j from Nicaragua stating that 300 j Mexicans had fought in the Liberal J yanks in the Pearl Lagoon battle. BOY BANDIT WITH TOY GUN KILLED BY VICTIM: Companion and Girl, Who Wanted ! to Be “Bandit Queen.” Are I I Arrested in Chicago. Jf!v th' Associated Press. CHICAGO, December 28. Two ! youthful robbers, armed with a toy I pistol, and a girl companion, thrilled i i<t the prospect of becoming a “bandit i queen,” met defeat last night at the I } ands of Robert Ray, 20, who shot and j killed one of them and caused the cap- I ture of the others, with a real gun ] they had overlooked when they held ; 'him up. Tne youths dragged Ray, a postal j clerk, into an alloy and robbed him of I sl7. but as they fled to an automobile in which the girl was waiting, ltay | opened firs, killing John Ronzio, IS. Later Tony Oliver, 17, and Lima Craw ford, 21, were captured. 1 The girl said she met the youths at a theater and had accompanied them * Just for the “thrill of being a bandit queen." "I never thought anybody would pet killed, ’’ .she said. "They had only that little gun, and it didn’t look like Coat would hurt anybody.” The two admitted several previous robberies. aTI accomplished with a water pistol. May Be Envoy Here xSB SIR ERIC DRUMMOND. NEW BRITISH ENVOY FOR U. S. RUMORED Sir Eric Drummond Mention ed as Successor of Sir Esme Howard. j By tfie Associated Press. * GENEVA, December 28. —Rumors ■ published by European newspapers | that Sir Eric Drummond, secretary | general of the of Nations, would resign - his post include a report that he would be appointed British Ambassador at Washington to succeed Sir Esriie Howard. leaving for England after the last League meeting Sir Erie told friends that he had no inkling he would be offered another post ar.d that he had no thought of resigning as secretary general. On the con trary, he said, he was looking for ward to two of the hardest years’ work since the founding of the League because of the projected in ternational economic and disarma ment conferences. CAPITAL WILL FEEL EDGE OF BIG STORM Gale Forecast for Sandy Hook, With Heavy Bain Here Late Today or Tonight. Washington and vicinity will be caught in the fringe of a heavy storm that will sweep up the Atlantic coast toward Sandy Hook during the next 24 hours, the official weather fore caster announced today. Continued heavy rains, followed by a freezing temperature, will precede the storm, which will strike just north of Washington late tonight or early tomorrow, gaining in momentum as it shifts up the coast. Storm warnings, which were issued by the Weather Bureau at 11 o’clock today, announced that the disturb ance over the Mississippi vras moving northeastward with increasing inten sity. It was expected that Washing ton would be visited by a small deluge of rain late this afternoon or early tonight, though the temperature, if j anything, may be a little milder. With l increasing winds late tonight, the 1 mercury will drop accordingly, it was ! announced, and very cold weather is i expected tomorrow, i Strong east winds will shift to the I west and northwest tomorrow after- I noon, amounting to a strong gale j north of Sandy Hook. Small craft • warnings have been issued. The temperature here late today ! will register low at about 30 degrees, !it was said. Then there will be a i steady drop in the mercury. TOSCANINI EN ROUTE TO AMERICA FROM ITALY By the Associated Press. MILAN, Italy, December 28.—Ar turo Toscanini, noted composer and orchestra conductor, has left for Cherbourg, France, where he will em bark on a steamer sailing for New York tomorrow. He will stop off at ! Paris en route to Cherbough. i On December 11 it was officially I announced that Toscanini had tem i porarily withdrawn as director-con ! ductor of the Scala Opera and would j be succeeded for the time being by j Pietro Mascagni, operatic composer. ! The announcement said that Tosca -1 nini had asked for a leave of absence j because of an attack of nervous ex -1 haustion. He had already advanced j far in rehearsals for “Cavalleria Rusti i eana” and “Pagliacci,” but was un ! able to complete them as he desired. It | was then stated that he would go to j the Riviera for a rest. Last July it was learned that Tos i canini planned to leave for the ! United States in October to conduct | orchestras in Los Angeles, San Fran- S cisco, Sacramento and Seattle. He ; failed to leave Milan, however, and ; continued at his operatic post there | until this month. Thieves Take Half-Ton Safe With $2,000; Abandon It, Unopened, In Nearby Ravine i I A 1,000-pound safe, containing about ; $2,000 in cash, carried by burglars i from the store of the Sanitary Grocery Co., at 4413 Fourteenth street, during the night, was found early today in a ravine back of the store, with the money undisturbed. Two picks and an ax lying nearby and battered hinges gave evidence 1 hat the amateur yegginen probably were interrupted in their efforts to open the safe and made a quick get away. When employes reached the store early today they were surprised to find the heavy safe missing Search (the lEhetiitm War. V J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1926 -THIRTY-TWO PAGES. * SENATE MAY SEAT SMITH AND VOTE ON OUSTING RIM LATER Leaders Agree to Refer Case to Committee as Soon as He Is Admitted. REACTION HAS FOLLOWED RASHER FIRST IMPULSES Regular Procedure Now Planned, With Hearing for Appointee Before Decision Is Reached. By the Associated Press. Under an agreement among Senate leaders, Frank L. Smith is expected to be permitted to take liis seat in the senate under the Illinois Governor's appointment after the holidays, but with an understanding that the Sen ate will vote ten days later on the question of ousting him because of his campaign expenditures. This procedure is understood to meet with the approval of the leaders of Republicans, Democrats and In surgents. The first move trill be made to seek unanimous consent to seat Smith and refer the case to the elections commit tee with instructions to report within five days, with the Senate voting five days later. If the unanimous consent is blocked, Senator Curtis, the Repub lican leader, plans to submit a motion embodying the same proposal. SENTIMENT SHIFTS SUDDENLY. But “Change” Is Considered Merely Reaction From First Impulses. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. Suddenly there has been a "change” in sentiment at the Capitol on the sub ject of seating Col. Frank Smith, Illi nois. The truth is there has been no reversal of opinion as to the merits of the case, but a natural reaction to the hasty and impulsive methods that were suggested at the outset for deal ing with the case. And the Republican leaders are re sponsible for the decision to handle j the Smtili contest with mor ecare. To j refuse a man a seat in the Senate without giving him a chance to pre sent his case was never likely to have been approved by a majority of the Senate. To have done so would have established a dangerous precedent. All questions that have ever arisen about the qualifications of members or the validity of election returns are referred to a committee before which the contending candidates or their counsel have an Opportunity to pre sent evidence and argue their cause. It is now being insisted that at no time did anybody intend to deprive Col. Smith of that privilege, but that he was to have his credentials held up and then they were to be referred to a committee. Procedure To Be Regular. All that has happened is that senti ment has crystalized- on procedure. There is nothing wrong with the cre dentials Col. Smith will present. The governor of Illinois has the right to appoint a man Senator to fill the va cancy caused by the death of Senator McKinley. So the Senate has vir tually come to the conclusion that the credentials must be accepted. Then the point arises as to whether Col. Smith should be permitted to re tain his seat. In effect the course that now is being outlined is one of ex pulsion. For if the Senate, after hear ing a report from a Senate commit tee, decides that Mr. Smith has vio lated a code of ethics and made him self unfit to hold office, then the de nial of his seat, which would require a two-thirds vote, would follow. But It is not altogether certain that when the facts are presented to the | committee and the report is made to the Senate that a two-thirds vote will be mustered. There are some authori ties who contend that a majority is all that is necessary, but the defend ers of Col. Smith will not lose an op portunity to make it as difficult as possible for the Senate to unseat him. Col. Smith’s case, in away, affects both Senator Gould of Maine and Senator Vare of Pennsylvania. And each of the latter two have strong friends in the Senate who are pre pared to wage a battle for the prin ciple that all the Senate can be judge of is the election itself and not what happens in a primary or prior thereto. (CoD.VTi(rht. 1926.1* HASN'T ACCEPTED, HE SAYS. Smith Still Refuses to Verify Small's Announcement. CHICAGO, December 28 OP). —Ad- vised today of a decision of Senate leaders to seat him by unanimous 'consent and to take a vote 10 days later on the question of ousting him because of campaign expenditures, Frank L. Smith, Senator-designate from Illinois, remarked that he has not yet said he was going to present his credentials to the Senate at the short term. Senate leaders have credited the assertion of Gov. Len Small that Smith would go to the Senate soon after the holidays to present himself as the appointed successor to the late Senator McKinley. Smith has steadfastly refused to verify this statement, and said today that he still had “no comment to make.” of the vicinity revealed it at the bot tom of the ravine. One of the hinges and the knob were badly battered, but the burglars had been unable to open It. It Is believed that the noise of the blows attracted the attention of passers-by and the robbers had no time to take the safe with them. Examination of the premises by De tectives Keck and Thompson and po lice of the tenth precinct disclosed the use of a brace and bit by the burglars In gaining access to the store through a rear door. Police were sat isfied that the work was that of amateurs. 7 / / 7f r wir r rn ■ ■■ ■ " ' " " . ■ ■■ 13 DEAD IN FLOODS; LOSS ISM,OOO 4,000 Now Homeless, 3,000 in Nashville, Tenn., Where 100 Blocks Are Inundated. By the Associated Press. MEMPHIS. Tenn.. December 28. Thirteen persons were known today to hate perished in floods in three South ern States. Approximately 4,000 per sons were homeless in Arkansas, Mis sissippi, Tennessee and Kentucky. Property damage was estimated at more than a million dollars. Six were reported dead in Arkansas, five in Mississippi and two in Tennes see as direct results of the flood. Three thousand were driven from their homes in Nashville when the Cumberland River overflowed. The product of thousands of acres of corn wafl being transferred from the lowlands of Kentucky and Indiana as a result of flood stage being reached in the Ohio River. Much ungathered com haa been ruined by flood waters in these two States. Rain Due Today. Rain was forecast for every South ern State today, and while the waters of many of the smaller streams had begun to recede, apprehension was felt in some sections over the aspects of further downpours. The, forecast for tomorrow is generally fair. Train service has been crippled. Some schedules have been canceled, while others have been changed by the necessity of many detours. This is es pecially true in Tennessee and Missis sippi. The brunt of the floods in Arkansas had passed today. Lowlands along the Ohio River in Kentucky and Indiana were just be ginning to be badly flooded. Alabama was hit by floods in some sections, but property damage was not as great as in neighboring States. Nashville Hardest Hit. The greatest property damage was in Nashville, where nearly 100 city blocks were flooded and hundreds of business houses and homes deserted. Great damage was caused to crops in outlying territory. | Most of the deaths reported have been due to highway traffic accidents. There have been scores of minor auto mobile accidents as a result of slip pery roads. Many highways have been impassable, some for as long as a week. The Mississippi River will be affected by the floods along its tributaries, ex perts say, but not to any appreciable degree, unless unprecedented down pours occur within the next few days. RIVERS BECOME TORRENTS. Heavy Crop and Highway Damage Threatened In Mississippi. JACKSON, Miss., December 28 UP). —Central Mississippi rivers were be coming raging torrents today as tons of water from the North, swelled by heavy rains, caused many to leave their banks and threaten heavy crop and highway damage. The Pearl River was at 17 feet in Jackson and slowly rising today. Rain continued Intermittently today, while j leaden skies forced office workers to burn lights. No damage has been sustained near Jackson, but serious property dam age might result from a continued rise of the rivers and streams. Illinois Central trains from the North aro being detoured over the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad be cause of washouts north of Canton and near Durant. The Yalobusha i River at Grenwia and the Big Black River north of here were reported out of their banks and causing prop erty damage that will exceed SIOO,OOO. RULE FREE ON BOND. Released Under $5,000 Following I Granting of New Trial. Special Dlepatch to The Star. ROCKVILLE, Md-., December 28. Richard Henry Rule, who yesterday was granted a new trial following his conviction of killing William J. Bar bee at a club near Burnt Mills Hal loween night, today was released in $5 ,000 bond. Surety was furnished by James W. Nicol, a of near here. Rule was accompanied to his home in Washington by his mother and brother. ' No decision has been reached on the date of the new trial, but it probably will be held in March. At his first trial Rule was convicted of man slaughter, DEPARTMENT HEADS GRUMBLE OVER SHIFTS URGED BY McCARL I Aroused by Proposal to Take Disbursing Officers From Under Their Control. Finds Favor in Congress. I The Government departments and establishments are aroused by Con troller General McCarl’s proposal to take the disbursing officers out from under departmental control, and by the movement gaining headway on Capitol Hill to turn some of the con troller general’s suggestions into new legislation, perhaps to expand the power of the genera! accounting office. There is a kind of suppressed and grim official silence among the execu tive departments on the McCari pro posal, and no official so far has been willing to come out in the»open and personally attack the suggestion of the controller general that the dis bursing officers are under the thumbs of the spending agencies and should be removed from this influence. But there is much grumbling going on just the same, and judging from indications which from time to time rise to the surface, it is-apparent that the cabinet officers and the heads of the great independent establishments would welcome anything else but an extension of the power of the general accounting office, and the loss of their own disbursing officers. On the other hand, Mr. McCarl’s suggestions seem to be meeting with considerable enthusiasm from mem bers of Congress, to which McCari is HARiI/y BUDGET WAR SEEN Friends of Military Prepared ness May Join Stronger Sea Power Advocates. BY FREDERIC WILLIAM WILE. t Before many days are past, friends of adequate military defense may be found marching shoulder to shoulder with advocates of stronger naval armaments. The Army establishment of the United States has been system atically “skeletonized’’ since the World War, and suffered in some re spects more severely than the Navy at the hands of the budget and of Congress. Public attention having been so con spicuously drawn to the needs of the fleet by the House naval committee’s demand for more cruisers, men inter ested in the Army’s requirements •hink the time has come to expose the Nation’s military deficiencies, as well. Senator James W. Wadsworth, jr., Republican, of New York, chairman j of the Senate committee on military affairs, has long held vigorous views on that score. It may be that the re tiring senior Senator from the Empire State may convert his swan song in Congress into a determined drive for better treatment of the Army. Year on Warpath. For more than a year Wadsworth has been on the warpath in that di rection. His "Gettysburg Address,” delivered at the dedication of a New York monument on the historic bat tlefield in September, 1925, was a blis tering indictment of the “starvation” of the Army at the Treasury's hands. Senator Wadsworth, who holds to day the views he uttered 15 months ago, declares that “there is nothing in this world as extravagant as an ineffi cient military establishment.” He considers that the Regular Army "is already stretched to the breaking point,” its units “just hanging to gether, mere skeletons, so greatly have they been reduced in strength.” I Insufficient personnel In officers and enlisted men; aged and decrepit horses; tens of thousands of troops “in rickety wooden war-time cantonments, with leaky roofs and sagging floors”; not enough gas masks to equip even the Regular Army; heavy shortage of modern airplanes—these are some of the counts in the indictment which Senator Wadsworth makes. If the Bureau of the Budget and Congress between them should further reduce personnel or deny required sup plies and facilities, it is the New York Senator’s opinion that “the whole Army machine, creaking and groaning as it is today, will break down.” Maj. Gen. Charles P. Summerall, the new chief of staff, has just signalized his accession to the office by a ringing (Continued on Page 6. Column 2J responsible. Chairman Madden of the House appropriations committee, and Representative R. Walton Moore, Democrat, of Virginia, representing both major political parties, are giving much attention to the suggestions put forward by McCari. Mr. Moore has already introduced a resolution put ting the Government business on a more strictly business basis, according; to the McCari plan, and Mr. Madden i is understood to be considering a pro-1 posal to enlarge on this suggestion. It will be difficult for the Govern- j ment departments to come out early ; in the fight to oppose the controller 1 general, championed as he is by one j of the most powerful of the adminis-1 tration leaders in control of appropria- ' tions. But judging from the com- j plaining that is going or, and the executive objection to the controller; general’s restrictions around the de-; partments, it seems likely that when the time comes this grumbling, which j at times has arisen to resentment i among the departments, may find i some means, of expression. When hearings begin on the pro-! posed legislation it is more than like- , ly, according to indications, that the j executive departments, which have ; (Continued on Page 6, Column 4.) CENTRAL STATION COST ESTIMATED I | Hesse Figures - $700,000 Would Build New Police Headquarters in Capital. A central police station to house i police headquarters, the traffic bureau. ! detective Jjureau, women’s bureau ; and the first and sixth precinct sta- j tions. would be erected for approxi- \ mately $700,000, it was estimated to-; day by Maj. Edwin- B. Hesse, superin- j tendent of police and chairman of a committee appointed by the Commis- ' sioners to study the problem of hous- 1 ing the municipal activities which will j be forced out of the triangular area j south of Pennsylvania avenue when ! the public buildings program gets underway. Maj. Hesse went to Baltimore yes-} terday with Inspectors Charles W. | Evans and Henry Q. Pratt to Inspect I the new central police headquarters 1 recently erected at a cost of $900,000. The building was erected on ground J owned by the city of Baltimore. Baltimore Building Is Model. Baltimore’s new police headquarters building, Maj. Hesse pointed out, Is recognized as a model. Copious notes of its outstanding features were taken by Maj. Hesse. Maj. Hesse has long 1 advocated the establishment of a central police star tlon in Washington, and he believes the opportunity is now most propi tious to push it, because of the re moval of a number of municipal ac tivities from the Pennsylvania avenue triangle. The first precinct station, which will be moved from this area, he pointed out, could be combined with the sixth precinct station as.d housed in the projiosed central head quarters building. Judiciary Square Considered. The proposed headquarters building, , according to Maj. Hesse, should be located north of Pennsylvania ave nue, preferably in the vicinity of Ju diciary Square. Either a site be tween D and E streets and Fifth and Sixth streets or one on Louisiana ave nue facing the District Supreme Court was suggested. With the return of Maj. Hesse and his assistants, George M. Wilson, di rector of the Board of Public Wel fare, and Capt. M. M. Barnard, super- ' intendent of penal institutions of the District, wen t to Baltimore to inspect the Maryland State Penitentiary and study the system of manufacturing automobile Identification tags by i prison labor The Commissioners are i considering installing equipment in < the District Workhouse at Occoquan for the manufacture of the tags for t District, owing to the difficulty they have had this year in procuring the 1 license plates from the Chicago man ufacturers who was given the con- i traoL J - -—— - 1 » ■ ■ i "From Preaa to Home Within thp Hour" Tl.r Star'* carrier system cover* rvcrv city block and the regular edi tion i>4 delivered to Washington home* as fast as the paprrs are printed. Yesterday’s Circulation, 101,726 (/P) Means Associated Press. Offers to Serve Prison Term so Friend May ed By thp Associated Press. COLUMBUS, Inri., December 28.—Facing a possible 14 years’ imprisonment for attempted bank robbery, Russell Hoffman, 20, of Indianapolis has asked to serve part of a companion’s sentence so j the latter may wed. Hoffman, who has been taken | to the Pendleton Reformatory, besought Judge Julian Sharpnaek ; of the Bartholomew Circuit Court j to transfer several years of Harold j Orr's 10 years to him. Otr and j Hoffman were implicated in an at- | tempt to rob the Farmers and j Merchants Bank at Elizabethtown, i $174,120,177 TAX REFUND PLANNED Mellon Asks Congress for Au thority to Return Illegal Collections. By the Associated Press. Congress was asked by Secretary Mellon today to give the Treasury authority to refund $174,120,177 ille gally collected in taxes for the fiscal year 1927 and "prior” years. The money is to be refunded to about 287,000 taxpayers, in amounts ranging from 1 cent to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Treasury previously had trans mitted to Congress a supplemental estimate to cover the amount and | the Budget Bureau had announced the figurd had been taken into considera tion in estimating the Treasury sur plus for the present fiscal year. Secretary Mellon, in transmitting i the request today to the House ways I and means committee, sent a list of I names of those who will benefit under j the refund. Closely typed, they cov j ered 14,380 sheets of foolscap paper. IA truck was required to haul the bundles. Shared By Celebrities, Some of the Nation’s celebrities ! shared in the tax refund: John D. Rockefeller, sr., received a refund of $76,475, and William G. McAdoo, $7,711. j Others on the list included Mary 'Roberts Rinehart, $1,292, the estate of Florence Kling Harding, late i widow of President Harding, $1,276. j Receiving refunds included: British American Tobacco Co„ New York City, $5,117,226; the New York Tribune, $895,795; Northern j Lumber Co., Cloquet, Minn., j $253,288; He.vden Chemical Works, i Garfield, N. J., $383,739. C. Reiss Coal :Co„ Sheboygan, Wis., $107,731; Ken -1 tucky Tobacco Products Co., Louis | ville, Ky., $140,702; New River and! ; Pocahontas Consolidated Coal C 0.,! I Philadelphia, $133,307; estate of > 1 Amos F. Eno, NJew York City, $241,- ■ | 444, Rose R. Walker, Kansas City, I ! $247,224; Tiffany & Co., New York, ! I $160,711; the National Shawmut j j Bank, Boston. $409,075; Albers Broth- I ers’ Milling Co., Portland, Oreg., ' $101,080; Young, Smyth, Field & Co., j ■Philadelphia, $105,135; Booth & C<4, ' [ New York. $2,988,018; Louis Bam- ; ! berger, South Orange, N. J., $103,035. : $321,503 for Fuel. Ohio Fuel Co., Pittsburgh, $321,503; | the Centaur Co., New York, $142,- i | 873; Equitable Illuminating Gas j Light Co., Philadelphia, $161,850; j i executors of George T Fry, New | York, $156,743; Midway Gas Co., Los ; Angeles, $113,773; estate of Benjamin j I Douglass, jr.. New' York.. $160,816; | Mrs. Robert Dun Douglass, New | York, $146,893; Mrs. Lucy Wortham j James, New York, $206,413; William A. Douglass, Oak Park., 111., $146,883; Akron Times Publishing Co., Akron, Ohio. $1,831. National Democratic Club, New York, $17,347; the Ohmer Fare Reg ister Co., Dayton, $128,144; Anita M. Baldwin, Santa Ana, Calif., $133560; J American Rolling Mill Co., Middle town, Ohio, $100,690; John H. Meyer, New York, $273,847; Alfred I. Dupont, Wilmington, Del., $2,036,618; Harley Davidson Motor Co, Milwaukee, ! $180,109; Dw'ight B. Heard, Phoenix, i Ariz., $386. Kansas Citians Benefit. W. Laurence Dickey, Kansas City, : | $44,100; Miss Catherine Dickey, Kan j sas City, $47,478; E. I. du Pont de i : Nemours, Wilmington, $6,790,283; du ! ! Pont Fabrikoid Co., $341,153; Aetna. i Paper Co., Dayton, $140,844; Corsica j Iron Co., Cleveland, $104,709; Crete | Mining Co., Cleveland, $297,444; Ohio 1 i Fuel Supply Co., Pillsbury. $108,417; | | Mary Lily Flagler Bingham, Louis-! ville, $103,670; estate John C. Leslie. ' New York, $532,801; Morgan Co. and subsidiaries, Oshkosh, Wis., $122,037; i London Guarantee and Accident Co., ) New York, $108,657; A. Schrader’s. Sons Co., Brooklyn, $225,045; C. D. j Worsted Mills Co., Cleveland, $290,021: j Van Raalte Co., New York, $251,180; Continental Motors Corporation, De troit, $214,494; Frank M. Heinrich, Hardin. Mont., $118,118; Henry C. Fish, Pittsburgh. $135,009; William Hamm., St. Paul, Minn., $117,166; Temple Coal Co., Scranton, Pa., $291,- 007. * MANY DIE AS WAVES HURL ICE ON TOWNS Russian Pishing Villages Buried by Avalanche During Pacific Storm. By the Associated Press. NIKOLAEVSK, Russia, December ' 28.—Heavy loss of life and great! property destruction have been caused j in several fishing villages of this dis- i trlct by mountainous waves from the ! Pacific Ocean, which hurled tons of! ice, some blocks 10 feet thick, on the j villages during a great snowstorm. Many women and children were' buried alive under great avalanches 1 of Ice and could not be dug out be- I' caOSe thetr men folk were away on j fishing expenditions. Heavy snow storms have severed communications ! and Nikolaevsk can be reached only | by couriers on skis. A relief expedi tion is being sent from Khabarovsk, j ( The state fishery trust suffered I heavily by the storm. !, j. Radio Programs—Page 10 ; TWO CENTS. »FINE PROVIDED FOR DRIVER TARDY IN GEHING PERMIT ; Commissioners Adopt Stag gered System of Issuing Renewals to Motorists. DATES FIXED TO CALL HOLDERS IN BIG GROUPS Limited Response Thus Far Causes Action on Recommendation of Traffic Director. Aroused over the procrastination of District motorists in applying for new automobile operators’ permits, the District Commissioners today adopted a plan proposed by Traffic Director M. O. Eldridge to call in all outstanding permits on certain fixed dates. Drivers who fail to apply for the new permits under this schedule will suffer a penalty in the form of a fine of S4O. The plan is a modification of the staggered system of issuing permits, recommended some time ago by Mr. Eldridge but rejected by the Commis sioners. The penalty proposed at that time was a fine of S3OO. The new schedule for renewals fol lows: First Group of Holders. Holders of permits numbered under j 50,000 must apply for renewal of per mits by February 1. Holders of permits numbered from 60,000 to 95.000 must apply for a re newal by March 1. Holders of permits numbered from 95,000 to 140,000 must apply for a re newal by April 1. Holders of permits numbered from 140,000 to 180,000 must apply for a renewal by May 1. Holders of permits numbered higher than 180,000 must apply for a renewal by June 1. Any individual who fails to make application for renewal of an old per mit within the time specified will, if found operating on the old permit, be subject to a fine of S4O. Mr. Eldridge pointed out in his recommendation to the Commission ers that the applications for renew als are coming into the Traffic Bu reau at an average rate of 240 a day and that as a result approximately 100,000 outstanding permits must be j renewed before July 1. Effect of Further Delay. "If motorists continue to postpone making application for their permits .until the end of the fiscal year,” he said "It will be impossible to search ' the records and issue these permits ►.before June 30. | "The result will be that a large j number of drivers will automatically I lose their right to operate under the j old permit, and must then come in I and make application for a new per ’ mit, take an examination and give a j demonstration as to their ability to ! operate an automobile safely. "In discussing this matter with : those who had to do with this legis- I lation, I find it was the intention of ; Congress to stagger the renewal of ! these permits and to pass such rules i and regulations and to provide such j penalties as might be necessary In i order to force motorists to make ap ' plication according to the staggered J plan or otherwise lose their right to i operate.” j The new plan was held to be legal !by Corporation Counsel Francis H. I Stephens, who submitted a long re i port to the Commissioners In regard to the compulsory stagger system GEN. PANGALOS SEEKING DIVORCE, VIENNA HEARS i Ex-Dictator of Greece Reported as Blaming Wife for His Present Woes. Bv Cable to The Star and Chicago Daily New.. Copyright, 1926. VIENNA, December 28.—1 t Is re j ported from Athens that Gen. Panga ! los. former dictator of Greece, blames 1 his woes on his wife and is asking a | divorce. It is generally believed that 1 his ambitious wife pushed Pangalos 1 into seeking power. Pangalos is ex | peeted to be brought before a parlta ' mentary committee of 25 members in | February to answer to a charge of ! high treason. | From Saloniki reports have been | received of an anti-government move j ment among the army officers. One j lieutenant has been arrested. It is also reported from Athens that ■ Achmed Bey Zogu, president of Al bania, is seeking Italian support to make himself King of Albania. FRENCH SOLDIERS TAKE BLAME FOR CONFLICT i Two Confess Being Intoxicated and Starting Fight With Ger i mana in Mavence. By the Associated Press. PARIS, December 28.—Investigation I by the French authorities Into the in jury of two French soldiers at May ence, Germany, early Christmas morn ing, in a fracas with civilians, has come to an end with the confession of the soldiers involved that they were I intoxicated and had sought the ! quarrel. It was learned officially today that 1 the affair, which for a time threatened to become an irritating subject of Franco-Gennan interchanges, will be concluded with the punishment of tho soldiers. First reports of the Incident said that the soldiers were attacked anil beaten by a group of seven Germans as they left the Mayence garrison chapel atter attending a midnight mass. IT. S. Club in Oxford Dissolves OXFORD, England, December 28 (A*). —The American Club, for 22 years the center for American students at Oxford, has voted itself out of exist ence, for the time being at least. Dwindling attendance and financial difficulties are given as the cause.