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Measure Sent to Congress
by District Commission
ers to Provide Site.
A bill authorizing the acquisition or
a new site for the Farmers’ Produce
Market, which will be moved from its
present location when the public
buildings program gets under way.
was sent to Congress today by the
District Commissioners with a request
that it be introduced at the present
The bill authorizes and directs the
Commissioners to acquire a site by
purchase or condemnation in order
that the present market may be trnns
ferred from the location it now occu
pies, bounded by B street. Little R
street. Tenth and Twelfth streets. An
appropriation not in excess of $600,000.
to be paid out of the general revenues
rs the District, is contemplated.
The Commissioners pointed out that
m acquiring such a site they should j
be granted authority to close any part
of a public street adjacent to or
within the site, provided that such
closing can b® accomplished without
detriment to public interest.
“The necessity for this legislation
is occasioned by the fact that the
plans of the Public Buildings Commis
sion provide that the proposed Inter
nal Revenue Building shall be located
on part of the present site of the
farmers’ produce market," the Com
missioners said in their letter of trans
mittal, “and since that building will
he the first building to be constructed
under the Federal building program,
the urgency for the early enactment
of the proposed legislation is manifest.
“The new location of the farmers’
produce market has had the attention
of both the National Capital Park
and Planning Commission and the
Board of Commissioners of the Dis
trict of Columbia and will receive fur
ther consideration before any steps
are taken to select a definite site.’’
Wife of Slain Lumberman Testifies
in Son’s Suit for Loss of
By the Associated Press.
FORT WORTH. Tex., December 28.
• —Death cut short a possible recon
dilation between Mrs. Dexter Elliot
Chipps and her husband, who was
shot in the study of the First Baptist
Church here last July by Dr. J.
Frank Norris, pastor of the church.
Mrs. Chipps testified to this effect
today in a deposition In the $15,000
damage suit brought by Chipps' 14-
year-old son, Daugherty Chipps,
against Norris.
The widow of the dead lumber
man said that throughout the night
preceding the slaying she discussed
with Chipps the matter of a recon
ciliation. The next day Chipps was
killed when he went to the pas
tor’s study to protest against pulpit
attacks directed by Norris against
Chipps’ friend, Mayor H. C.
Mrs. Chipps said, that upon her
husband’s death, she took over his
lumber business, borrowing SI,OOO
from the mayor. The son claims
loss of support and education through
the killing of his father. His mother,
according to her testimony, received
$l5O monthly from Chipps for the
boy’s support.
Bird’s Raid on Pigeons in Business
Section Brings Death.
BUFFALO. N. Y.. December 28 (4»
•—A chicken hawk with a wing spread
of four feet, that deserted the woods
for hunting In Buffalo's downtown
section, paid for its temerity with life
yesterday. Frank Guenther, chief
guard at the city jail, discovered the
hawk’s hiding place in a pigeon cote
on the roof of the county jail, in
Delaware avenue, and this morning
brought down the bird of prey with a
shot from a revolver in front of St.
Paul’s Cathedral, in Shelton Square.
Its continued depredations on the
pigeons led to an appeal to the police
and the S. P. C. A. But their help
wasn’t needed. Frank Guenther
knows something about the habits of
hawks and it didn’t take him long to
spot the swift bird’s hiding place.
Miami Organization Declared
“Nuisance” in Injunction Suit.
MIAMI. Fla., December 28 (A 3 ).
An injunction suit to stop operation
of the Miami Kennel club was filed
against that organization and the
Curtiss-Bright Co., owners of the land
on which the club is located at Hia
leah here, late yesterday by James
M. Carson, attorney. The paper
charges that the track Is a nuisance
in that betting Is allowed. The hear
ing was set for January 1. Mr. Car
son said a similar petition will be
filed against the Blecayne Kennel
Club here.
20.000-Case Cargo Consigned to
Mexico Will Be Removed. 1
VICTORIA, B. C„ December 28 <A>).
—Seizure of a cargo of more than
20,000 cases of liquor consigned to
Mexico al>oard the auxiliary schooner.
Christ Moeller, which has been de
tained here a month, was ordered yes
terday by the acting minister of cus
toms and excise at Ottawa. The ves
sel will he allowed to clear front the
port after the seizure.
Counsel for the vessel said action
would be taken to oppose the seizure,
which was ordered on charges of false
Will Celebrate Emancipation.
The National Race Congress of
America, Rev. Dr. W. H. Jernagin,
smesldent, will hold its annual cele
bration of President Lincoln’s Eman
cipation Proclamation in the Mount
Moriah Baptist Church New Year!
day at noon. Tbq principal address i
is to be delivejed by Dr. J. K.
Matthews. The proclamation will be ]
read by Mrs J U. King.
A watch meeting is to be held in the I
Mount Carmel Baptist Church Friday
night, when Dr. S. L. Johnson,
evangelist, will preach.
Heads Parent-Teachers.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
CLINTON, Md., December 28.-—Mrs.
Esther Carrico has been elected pres
ident of the parent-teacher association
for the ensuing year. Other officers
chosen at a meeting held in the high
school were Miss Nadia Wright, sec
rotary, and Mrs. T. S. Gwyrm, Irens
! Turks Plan Schools
| To Raise Standards
Os Nation’s Women
j By the Associated Pres*
ber 28.—The Turkish government,
as part of its modernizing cam
paign, intends to open nation
wide public schools for women
where it is estimated 98 per cent
of woman illiterates will receive
compulsory instruction in their A
B C’s and in hygiene. Even thou
sands of the nomad women of the
eastern provinces must attend
the schools.
The minister of instruction, in
making known the orders, de
clared that respect for women Is
the sacred duty of civilized coun
tries and that nations which un
dervalue women as a social factor
cannot advance from barbarism.
The government also will es
tablish women's clubs where a
campaign in favor of hat wearing,
instead of veils, will be carried
on with other modernizing propa
Go Into Conference With At
torney Immediately on Ar
rival in Cleveland.
By the Associated Press.
CLEVELAND, December 28. Tris
Speaker and Ty Cobb arrived here
this morning from Washington to plan
their defense against charges of
“Dutch’’ Leonard that they conspired
to "throw’’ the game between Detroit
and Cleveland. September 25, 1919.
They were accompanied by Attorney
W. H. Boyd, representing Speaker,
and immediately went into consulta
Neither Speaker nor Cobb would dis
close what action they are to take.
Both referred questioners to Boyd.
“It is for me to find out what can
be done about the charges against
Speaker and Cobb,” Bojd said, “and
for them to determine what action
they will take. Speaker and
have turned the matter over to me
and I am going into the charges
thoroughly. What the result will be
we cannot say.”
Delay Seems Likely.
Boyd declared he Is uncertain when
an announcement can he made con
cerning action of the former base ball
■'tars, except that there will he no ac-
IJbn today and probably not for two
or three days,
Cobb was to remain here during the
day. but would not say whether he is
going to Detroit or Chicago later.
Boyd intimated that he might go to
Chicago to Confer with Judge Landis,
but said he did not know whether he
would accompany Cobh if he should
confer with hase ball men in Detroit
or iftith Landis in Chicago.
Speaker and Cobb stepped from the
train after a one-day trip to Wash
ington yesterday, and were as reticent
about their business there as during
their visit.
Boyd declined to expand upon his
statement, made in Washington last
night, that they did not seek Federal
action and went to Washington only
for certain information.
Congressional Probe I/onms.
Although the two former diamond
stars remained in seclusion while, in
Washington, they came to Cleveland
this morning with possible congres
sional investigation of Leonard's
charges promised them on the floor of
the House and announcement of pleas
to support them in the Senate.
iienator Harris. Democrat, Georgia,
close friend of Cobb, according to
Washington dispatches, declared he
had received many requests to defend
Cobb and Speaker in the Senate, and
Representative Clyde Kelly, Republi
can. Pennsylvania, said he believed
investigation of the charges in Con
gress possible under the Interstate
Commerce act.
Cobh and Speaker Elude Interview
ers in Capital.
The purpose of the flying visit to
Washington yesterday by Tyrus Ray
mond Cobb and Tris Speaker, for
mer managers of the Detroit and
Cleveland base ball teams, wa* still
a mystery today.
The two former stars of the dia
mond, who quit base ball shortly
after the close of the last campaign,
eluded interviewers on a short visit
to Washington yesterday, held an ali
day conference with W. H. Boyd, a
Cleveland attorney, at a local hotel,
and left the city on a train for Cleve
land sho'rtly before 7:30 last night.
They were found at the station by
reporters, who had conducted an all
day search for them on the basis of
telegraphic advices, which said they
had left Augusta, Ga.. and Cleveland
Sunday night for the Capital.
Guarded statements as to what had
taken place In the conferences in
Washington were the only expres
sions given out. by the former big
league managers as they left the
Capital. Cobb was quoted in Associated
Press dispatches as declaring that he
had sought no aid in the case from
any Government official or depart
Cobb Phones Harris.
j The news dispatches earlier yester
day said the former managers would
seek the aid of the Justice and Post
Office Departments, the Interstate
Commerce Commission and the Fed
j oral Trade Commission. Inquiry at
all these points brought the informa
tion that no attempt had been made
to interest the Government in the
Shortly before he ieft the Capital
Cobb telephoned Senator W. .1. Harris
of Georgia, a close personal friend.
The Senator said afterward that he
had told the former Detroit manager
he “was ready to go the limit for him
in anything he could do,” but added
that he was doubtful how he could
“I think he has been treated out
rageously," Senator Harris said. "We
are proud of him in Georgia and I
want to help him if I can.”
At the same time it became known
that eUpresentative Kelly, Republi
can, Pennsylvania, is considering in
troduction of a resolution when Con
gress reconvenes next week propos
! ing an inquiry into the bass ball con
• troversy. Mr. Kelly said that "from
. the evidence as presented in the news
j papers, Commissioner Landis was
| hardly justified in his findings, it ap
; pears to me." adding;
■ .My deep interest in base bail may
result in my offering a resolution to
authorize a congressional committee
or the Federal Trade Commission to
determine the relation of base ball to
the anti trust act.”
Counter to this statement and that
of Senator Harris was a declaration
by Clark C. Griffith, president of the
Washington l»a,se ball club, that in
view of tiie known integrity and thor
oughness of Commissioner lamdis,
“there is something more to this case
than ha* been shown.
“There would i>e no happier man in
Will Leave Capital Tomorrow
Afternoon and Return
Thursday Morning.
President ('oolidge will leave Wash
ington early tomorrow afternoon for
Trenton. N. J , where he will speak j
at a banquet in the evening incident
to the celebration of the 130th anni
versary of the Battle of Trenton. Airs.
Coolidge will accompany t lie Presi
dent on this trip.
The presidential party will make the
journey to and from Trenton in a
I special section of a regular train of j
the Pennsylvania Railroad. Others in j
the party will Ik* Mnj. James F. Cou-j
pal. the President's physician; Everett
Sanders, tlie President’s Secretary; Col. j
S. A. Cheny and Capt. Wilson Brown, i
military and naval aides respectively,
i and a score hr more newspaper eorre
i spondents, photographers and secret
service guards. Upon arrival in Tren
ton the party will go immediately to
a hote] where they will dress for the
evening's function.
Will Return at Once.
At the conclusion of the banquet, the'
party will go to the station and board (
sleeping cars to carry then back to
Washington. They will alight at
Union Station between 7:3<) and 8
o’clock Thursday morning.
Aside from holding his bi-weekly
eonferances, first with his cabinet
and then with the Washington news- j
paper correspondents, the President
had no business engagements today;
His object in providing this time for
himself was primarily for the purpose
Os disposing of routine business which
accumulated over Christmas and Sun
day and to answer personally the
many persons who sent, him Christ
mas greetings.
One of the subjects understood to
have been discussed briefly at the
cabinet meeting today ivas Ameri
can participation in an International
Conference on double taxation to he
held in Geneva, on January 5.
T. S. Adams Offered Post.
The President is known to have
agreed to this government's partici
pation in this conferance. It is known
also that T. S. Adams, Yale Univer
sity economist and professor, has
been asked to serve as the represen
tative of the United States at this con
ference. It is understood, however,
that Prof. Adams’ acceptance had not
been received up to noon today.
The international conference in
question has been called with the
view of eliminating some of the forms
of multiple taxation applying on inter
national business and investments as
a result of the various taxation plans
and requirements of the various na
Senator Capper of Kansas, who is
living for the Winter at one of the
loral hotels, is spending a few days
as guest at the White House.
Cannot Be Enforced in Present
Form, Says Harben. Leaving
Buckner’s Staff.
By the AMOciated Prees.
NEW YORK, December 28.—Be
cause he believed the prohibition act
the “most drastic law which has ever
been passed by any law-making body
in the United States and cannot he
enforced in any large city,” Assistant
United States Attorney Nat J. Harben
today resigned from the prohibition
enforcement staff of United States At
torney Buckner.
“The prohibition department and
the United States attorney’s office
have been doing wonderful work con
sidering the means which are avail
able to them to enforce this law.”
Mr. Harben said. “But in its pres
ent form, in my opinion, It cannot
he enforced in the City of New York
or any other large city.
“The prohibition law in its pres
ent form breeds contempt and dis
respect of our laws and it seems that
the only way in which the situation
can he remedied is for the act to be
Ralph Bridgeman Delivers Address
Before Y. W. C. A. Seminar.
Rea! education is a triple process,
according to Ralph Bridgeman, direc
tor of the Philadelphia Parents' Coun
cil, who addressed the Y. W, C. A.
seminar for business and profes
sional women’s secretaries today at
the Elizabeth Somers Home, 1104 M
The process of* education as applied j
to the needs of Y. W. C. A. workers
is being studied by the secretaries,
who are delegates from various cities
east of the Mississippi. Mr. Bridge
man entitles the subject of his lec
tures “The Science of Program Mak
ing.” In discussing the process of ed
ucation he pointed out that education
consists of “primary learning,” "asso
ciate ideas” and "attitudes” or "pref
erences,” and cited psychological cases
to prove his contention.
Miss Mildred King of Detroit is lead
ing a general discussion of secretarial
problems this afternoon. The seminar,
at which Miss Clara Reed of Spring
field, Mass., is presiding, was opened
this morning by Miss Bertha I. Miller
of Boston, chairman of the sessions.
“The Cost of Christian Living” will
he the topic which will he featured
Friday and Saturday under the lead-1
ership of Dr. Peter Ainslee of Baiti- !
more. The delegates will hold a din ]
ner Thursday night at 6 o’clock at j
the Grace Dodge Hotel prior to i
business meeting. The seminar will
close Saturday afternoon.
One Probably Fatally Injured, Four
Others Hurt in Indiana.
LAPORTE. Ind., December 28 (/4 s ),
—One student of Taylor University
it Upland, near here, lost his life,
gnother probably was fatally injured
and four other students hurt.when an
automobile they were driving from
their homes in lowa to Upland
■kidded off the roud near Laporte
early today.
I.averne Bachtel, 19, of Waterloo,
lowa, died at a local hospital shortly
after the accident, and Edward i
Anderson, 22, also of Waterloo, is not
expected to live. Both were fresh
the world than myself if their namas
were cleared,” Mr. Griffith added.
Both Cobb and Speaker maintained
silence as to what had taken place
at the conferences yesterday, with
S)M*aker referring questioners to Mr.
Boyd. The latter maintained the
same silence, but said, “Give me credit
for knowing that the Government lias
nothing to do with tills case.” Nor
would any of the trio divulge the rea
son for their meeting in Washington
or the possible connection of the Fed
cral Government with the case.
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Mrs. Herbert Hoover, wife of the Secretary of Commiuve, visited Children's Hospital today and uave the children
who could eat them bunches of delicious raisins srown on her California farm.
Mrs. Hoover Supplies Chil
dren’s Hospital Patients
With Christmas Treat.
They had raisins out at Children's
Hospital today when "the lady from
California” brought great boxes of the
luscious dried fruit grown on her own
California ranch to the little patients
in all the wards, save those where
contagion reigned.
Mrs. Herbert Hoover, wife of the
Secretary of Commerce, is the official
name of the “lady,” but the young
sters who clamored for cozy perches
on her lap didn't care a great deal
about that. It was raisins they
wanted and great soft purple bunches
of raisins they got.
Remains lo Greet Children.
Mrs. Hoover remained at the hos
pital for the better part of two hours
distributing her home-grown raisins
to the youngsters whose, diet the
nurses decided could master the fruit
and patting pale little cheeks and
weary golden heads. She was accom
panied by Mrs. Herbert Hoover, jr.,
and her party was escorted through
the institution by Mrs. Frederick
Brooke, president of the board of lady
visitors of the hospital.
When the party arrived at the in
stitution, Mrs. Louis Titus of Wash
ington and California, a member of
the visiting board, had just completed
her official tour of inspection, and so
the youngsters, already roused from
their reveries, were quite wide awake
and alive to activities which Mrs.
Hoover's visit caused.
Known as From California.”
To them she is the "T-iady From
California,” and when she smilingly
suggested they copy her smile for the
photographers they complied with all
the grace the gift of raisins would in
spire— and that was grace.
Since her arrival in Washington
Mrs. Hoover has been Intensely In
terested in the welfare of the Chil
dren’s Hospital, and her annual visit
as Mrs. Santa Calus is an eagerly an
ticipated event at the hospital. There
are at this time 103 little patients there
and Mrs. Hoover saw and patted and
coddled pretty nearly every one of
The annual ball to bo held at the
Willard Hotel January 3 for the bene
fit of Children's Hospital will he at
tended .by Mrs. Hoover as well as
other members of official and social
Special Employment at P. 0. Ends
for 400 “Extras.”
A. part of Washington's younger
"400,” having earned enough money
to buy mother and father, sister and
brother and "the girl” a Christmas
present during the pre-Christmas
holiday week, left their various jobs
today and will lead a life of leisure
until school commences. Work ceased
and joy commenced for a large num
ber of the young aristocrats when
the post office, haven of solicited job
patronage, dismissed 400 extra em
ployes this morning.
Among those employed at the local
post office were foot ball captains of
exclusive prep schools, trackmen
from local high schools and sons and
friends of sons of fathers In the
National Government. In fact. In 1
order to secure work in the post office
during the holiday season it is neces
sary. according to reports, to carry
with you a list of credentials and
your family tree.
The big rush is over, however, ac
cording to Assistant Postmaster Wil
liam H. Haycock, and the post office
will soon get back to normalcy. The
New Year greeting cards will keep
the department busy, but no extra
help will he employed, said Haycock.
One delivery will he made on New
’Sear day at 7:36 a.m. and clerks will
work oniy a half day.
William J. Smith Chosen President.
Other Officers Elected.
William .T. Smith was elected presi
dent of the Holy Name Guild for the
year 1927 at a meeting in the guild
headquarters, f 727 Thirteenth street,
! December 14. B. F. Butler, sr., was
| elected vice president.
Other officers elected were: H. M.
j Smith, recording secretary; Charles
A. Butler, financial secretary; J. M.
j Brown, treasurer: S. I. Bowman, chair
I man of the house committee; Eugene
| T. Butlerfi chairman of the ouditing
I committee, and Albert Woodhouse,
I librarian. James T. Wood. Dr. T. W.
I Turner, L. Dereef Holton, AVilliam G.
I Gwynn, R. N. Carter, B. F. Butler,
sr., and Luggus Holton were chosen
| members of the board of directors.
Allan Horton of U. S. Dies in Paris.
PARIS, December 28 (A>). —Allan
Horton, 35, an American amt the di
rector of Margot Asquith’s tour of
the United States In 1922, died sud
denly yesterday In a Paris hotel
where he had lived for several years,
lie was employed in the Paris office
of Vogue magazine.
Girl Believed to Have Fallen In
toxicated Out Window.
NEW YORK, December 28 OP).--
The body of a young woman found
today in the courtyard of a West
Fortieth street apartment house was
identified as Belle Stokes.
Death was attributed by police to
accidentally falling from a window,
with Intoxication a contributing
It was thought at first that the
woman might have jumped or been
thrown from the window-.
Eldridge Reports Toll of 72,
With 4 Days of Year Left,
Compared to 84 in 1925.
A substantial decrease in the num
ber of traffic deaths in the District
.this ypar is confidently expected by
Traffic Director M. O. Eldridge. Traf
fic has taken a toll of 72 lives thus
far this year and. with 1926 only
four days more to live, Mr. Plldridge
explained today that nothing short of
a catastrophe will bring the traffic
fatality record up to last year’s total
of 84. Mr. Eldridge’s list fails to
coincide, however, with the figures
compiled by the National Conference
on Street and Highway Safety, which
gave a total of 93 deaths in 1925 for
the District.
Mr. Eldridge attributes the reduc
tion in traffic deaths to four things:
Increased activity on the part, of the
police in enforcing traffic regulations
and increased co-operation of the Po
lice Court, the press and the public.
"The people of Washington are
beginning to realize that something
must be done to cut down the loss
of life from traffic accidents,” said
Mr. Eldridge. "Motorists are driving
more carefully, and the automatic
lights and traffic signs have done
much to inculcate the idea of safety.”
The traffic director explained, how
ever, that motorists must drive more
cautiously on rainy nights. Globules
of water that collect on the wind
shield magnify the rays of the head
lights of oncoming machines and
make driving exceedingly dangerous,
he said. He believes that if mo
torists would adopt his practice of
driving with the windshields open on
rainy nights the number of traffic
accidents would be materially re
Young People in Church Play Rob
bed of $35. i
While young people of Luther
Place Memorial Church w-er© taking
part in the Christmas play. “The
Other Wise Man,” at the church last
night, the cloakroom on the second
floor where they had left their coats
was visited and their clothing rifled
of $35.
It was reported that several strange
boys were playing around near the
church entrance prior to the perform
ance. One.of them, police were told,
had said he was trying to collect
money with which to pay his way to
the play.
Only money was taken, pocketbooks
sand other contents being ignored.
Miss Ruth Shoemaker, who lost $22,
stated that one girl did not even have
a car token left, while another girl
had just one car token, it having been
concealed in a paper in the pocket
The list of losses reported to police
were Miss Shoemaker, who resides at
5310 Belt road, $22; Edward Ederly,
2506 North Capitol street, $8; Miss
Rebecca L*ong, 1826 North Capitol
street, $2, while Helen Gardner, 2619
Thirteenth street; Ethel Theiss, 1008
Tenth street and James Lynn, 2416
Thirteenth street, reported the loss
of $i each.
Report of the operations of a dupli
cate key worker in the apartment of
Helen Murray and Beatrice Keith,
second floor of 1458 Columbia rdad. is
being Investigated by Detectives Mes
ser and Cole. Jewelry and wearing ap
parel valued at sl7 were stolen from
Miss Murray, while Miss Keith was
robbed of $7.50 in gold.
Theft of a revolver valued at sls
was reported by Morris Berman, 1004
E street. Police were told that an
unidentified white man was seen
running from Berman’s premises
about the time the theft was com
Movie Town Mayor Escapes Injury
In Fall From Horse.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., December
28 UP). —Will Rogers, elevated last
week to mayoralty of Beverly Hills,
residential hub of the movie colony,
Is now a full-fiOTged member of the
Prince of Wales’ Equestrian Club.
While playing polo Sunday at a
club near here the hard-riding movie
lariat tosser described an arc over
his pony's head and landed in a heap.
He was unhurt.
Nevertheless Rogers’ outfit (lefeat*d
the Mid wick nggregj|Jtlotx 7 to 5,
Dr. Pupin Regards Bugbear
of Radio as Messages of
Solar Activity.
By the Associated Press.
PHILADELPftIA, December 28.—A
knowledge of the structure and activ
ity of the sun may he obtained in the
next 25 years by a study of the static
and fading of radio, in the opinion of
Dr. Michael I. Pupin, professor of
electromagnetics at Columbia Univer
sity anti retiring president of the
American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science.
Addressing the association’s annual
convention last night. Dr. Pupin said
he regarded static and fading earth
currents in submarine cables as mes
sages of solar activity which the mind
of man could not. appreciate, hut
which the coming 25 years of prog
res would probably decipher.
Science to Prevent War.
Dr. Pupin also said he felt that
within a. few years the American
method for almost instantaneous long
distance telephoning would be dupli
cated on the continent of Europe and
that through the increased facilities
would “proceed the human inter
relationship which fosters peaceful
emotion.” He remarked that he did
not think of what science would do
in the next war, but only of what
it would do to prevent the next war.
Pa pers on most every scientific
subject were discussed at the many
sectional meetings of the association.
More than 4,000 scientists from all
parts of the country are attending
the convention.
Dr. Hugo Krueger and R. G. Ous
tavson, of the University of Denver,
| w ho are attempting to isolate the
female hormone, one of the constituent
parts of the generative cell which
plays a large part in the sex of all
animals, and purge it of harmful im
purities, told the Phi Sigma Biological
Research Society that they had suc
ceeded in dissolving the hormone in
liquid ammonia. Their experiments,
the report said, had progressed to the
extent of separating the hormone from
ehlosterol, one of the common impuri
ties not soluble in ammonia.
Other Scientists Report.
Before the American Society of
Zoologists Dr. R. L. Uleveiand of the
Harvard Medical School, described:
ants which harbor an intestinal para-j
site and w r hich suffer a shortening of!
life if these protozoans are killed off. I
Dr. Nellie Payne, University ofj
Pennsylvania, told of insects w-hich *
can he frozen and still survive, and!
A. Grace Mekeel, Cornell University
asserted that so-called "lungless
salamanders” still have vestiges of
lungs with which their ancestors once
W illiam A. Kepner, University
of Virginia, reported that he had
reared flatworms through 23 genera
tions, never allowing them ,to come
into contact with a hydra, and that
the twenty-third generation still re
tained its ancestral instinct for eating
a hydra and then making use of the
hydra’s stinging structures for its own
protection. They refused to eat a
hydra, however, he said, if they
already possessed stinging structures.
London Papers Make Charge Based
on Anonymous Threat and
Increase In Guards.
By the Associated Pres*.
LONDON, December 28.—Some of
the morning newspapers publish sen
sational stories of the discovery of
an alleged plot by unknown persons
to dynamite Westminster Abbey on
Christmas eve.
According to the accounts, the police
received an anonymous telegram con
taining a threat against the abbey
and the customary police guard was
consequently increased without the
public being aware of the fact.
officials of the Abbey say such mys
terious threats are not infrequent,
but that hitherto they have proved
to be hoaxes. j
Miss Elise Clements to Take Vows
of Religious Life Tomorrow.
Miss Elise Clements, daughter of
Dr. Lyman J. Clements, 512 R street
northeast, will be received in the
Order of the Sisters of the Immacu
late Heart of Mary at. the mother
house of the order, Maryw r ood Col
lege, Scranton, Pa., tomorrow-.
Miss Clements is a graduate of East
em High School and w-as employed ;
as an auditor in the Bureau of Inter
nal Revenue. She w-as well known In
amateur dramatic circles in this city,
serving as director and coach of St.
Joseph’s Players for three years, as
well as in Community Center dra
matic work. She was a member of the
Curley Club and of the Tekaquitha i
A number of friends and relatives i
will attend the ceremonies in Scran- <
■ ton Incident to the taking of vows <
and entrqfice Into the religious life.
Pneumonia in One Lung Con
fines Former Secretary to
Home In El Paso.
By th*« Aannointed Pres*.
EL PASO. Tex.. Dfo»mb«r 88.—Ill
ness sirnln ham ronflnwl Albert B. Fall
to his horn* here. The former Sec
retary of the Interior contracted an Ir
ritation of Ihe lungs over the week
and which yesterday wm diagnosed
as pneumonia. Although hla ailment
was characterized aa serious, his con
dltlon today was reported as generally
Returning from W&shinngton Sat
urday, where he recently was acquit
ted with Edward 1.. Doheny on
charges of criminal conspiracy to de
fraud the Government in connection
with the leasing of naval oil land In
California. Fall expressed a desire to
rest. Tie appeared In good spirits,
hut the movements of the (55-year-nld
former prospector furnished a no
ticeable contrast to the activities he
preferred until recent years.
Him Been in Poor Health.
He told friends he probably would
remain here or at his ranch near
Three Rivers, N. M., until he was
recalled to Washington to answer
charges with Harry Sinclair con
cerning the leasing of the Teapot
Dome oil lands in Wyoming, sched
uled for February 2.
Fall has not been in good health
since he retired from public life as
a member of the cabinet of the late
President Harding. He was confined
to his home or rested at his ranch
for several months following his re
tirement. He appeared in the best
physical condition in which he
had been in recent years when he
went to Washington for the oil trial.
Outlook Held Good.
Although relatives have been sttm
moned. Dr. H. T. Stafford said Fall
was "resting easy.” and that only
the lower part of one lung was con
gested. His temperature Is not high
a-nd his pulse is good. Dr. Salford
said, and that the outlook for his
recovery was good.
The physician added, however, that
when a person of his age contracts
pneumonia a severe case often de
\elops in a short time.
Seven to Be Shot for Attack on
Young Factory Girl in
Public Park.

By the Associated Pres*.
LENINGRAD. Russia. December 2*.
—Seven Russian youths today were
sentenced by the Provincial Court to
be shot for an attack on a young fac
tory girl in a public park here. Ten
others. w*ho participated in the crime,
were sentenced to terms of imprison
ment ranging from 1 to 10 years.
The trial attracted nation-wide at
tention because of the declaration of
the public prosecutor that cases of
collective assault were becoming
shockingly prevalent. He demanded
the death penalty for all 17 defend
ants as an example. After 15 hours’
deliberation, however, the court im
posed the death penalty only on seven.
Fainting: Spells Come as Crowd
Leaves Concert Hall In Mont
parnasse IHstrict.
By the Associated Press.
PARIS, December 28.—A score of
i American musicians and music lovers
were seized with fainting spells while
leaving a Montparnasse concert hall
late last night. The hall, tightly
closed against the cold, was heated
by coal stoves, and preliminary In
vestigation this morning indicated
that coal gas caused the prostrations,
j Some of those overcome were uncon
i scions several minutes, but none suf
i sered serious after effects.
I Among the victims w-ere Beveridge
i Webster, piano soloist, formerly a
student at low*a University: Samuel
j Duskin, violinist; Blair Fairchild
and .Tunius S. Morgan, composer. Mr.
Morgan's American residence is
Princeton, N. .T., hut he lives much
of the time In Paris. He is a cousin
of Junius S. Morgan, jr., son of J. P.
Morgan, who attaches the "junior” to
his name to distinguish himself from
the composer.
Former Crown Prince of Rumania
Believed Enjoying- Vacation on
Riviera for Short Time.
By the Associated Press.
PARIS, December 28.—Despite re
ports to the contrary nublished by
some of the Paris newspapers, it was
established by the Associated Press
today that former Crown Prince
Carol of Rumania has not yet re
turned to his villa in Neullly, fash
ionable Parisian suburb.
Persons close to him expressed the
opinion that he was enjoying a quiet
holiday somewhere on the Riviera
and would not come back to the
capital until after New Year day.
At any rate, it seems that he has
broken with Mine. Magda Lupescu,
auburn-haired Jewess with w-honi he
left Rumania a year ago. at the
time he renounced his right of suc
cession to the Rumanian throne
Christmas Entertainment at Eck
ington Presbyterian Church.
A Christmas entertainment was
held this afternoon by the Sunday
school of Eckington Presbyterian
Church for members of the beginner,
primary and junior departments, at
the church building. A program for
intermediate and senior class mem
bers is to he held this evening, be
ginning nt 7:3<*.
On Sunday morning Rev. Henry B.
Wooding will address the Fidelity
Bible class on methods of Bible sludy.
The Andrew- Jackson Council, No.
6, Jr. O. U. A. M., tomorrow evening
at 8 o’clock, will hold its fourth
annual Christmas tree entertainment
in the Pythian Temple auditorium.
An address will be delivered by
Rev. Harvey Baker Smith, pastor of
the Columbia Heights Christian
Church, and other features will In
clude music by the concert band of
the order, directed by Carl Shaffer;
songs by Mias Buelah Reber, songs
and dances by the Misses Ettor, and
a musical saw rendition by Q. O. Sun
day. C. T. Lacey is chairman of the
entertainment committee and W. M.
La secretary of the council.
Four Persons Killed In Cali
fornia Added to Confession
of Nine Recently.
Ry the Associated Press.
FAR WELT., Tex.. December 28
Extra guards todsy were assigned t>i
watch George J. Hassell, Texas Pan
Handle rancher, who la confined In the
county Jail here, following ronfe
slona to the alaylng of 18 perxmna.
Charged with murder following hi*
admission that he killed his wife end
her eight children and placed the
bodice in a dugout on hie ranch near
here three weeks ago, Hassell Ihjc
night confessed to alaylng a woman
and three children in California Hire--
years ago. He refused to reveal th>-
names of the California victims or to
comment on the crime other than f..
say "It was a good Job," the sheriff
Recovering From Chita.
Ha«esett Is recovering from self in
flirted knife wounds which phystcJato
ut first behoved might prove fatal.
Ho stabbed himself when officers cani»
to search his ranch, after neighbors
had become suspicious of his actions
and the absence of his family. lie
i slept soundly on his Jail cot after c«>n.
feasing to the four California slay
Records of the Associated Pipe Line
Co. of Fresno, Calif., show that lias
se! worked for the oil company in
1922. He was transferred to various
1 California points until 1923, when he
resigned. He then went to Okla
homa and a little more than a year
ago moved to a ranch near here after
marrying hla brothers widow. Au
thorities have reopened a.n investiga
tion of his brother’s death. The
brother was killed while working lr
a field in Oklahoma with Harwell, who
said a mule kicked him to death.
Quarrel Precedes Killings.
Hassell said in a statement that h<-
did not know why he killed his wife
and stepchildren. He declared the
; slayings followed a quarrel with his
1 w'ifo after she charged him with in
Umacy with her oldest, daughter.
"I grabbed a hammer—where it
1 came from I do not know —I struck
her and she fell to the floor.” Hassell
said in telling of the slaying of his
wife. "The smallest baby began
crying and I reached down and
choked it. Then 1 secured a stocking
and tied it around the baby’s neck. I
don’t know why, but when 1 saw*
what I had done, I decided I had best
go on and kill the whole outfit.”
The children ranged in age from
. 2 to 21 years. Some were choked
and others shot.
! Opening- Event at Carlton Hotel to
Be Reception to Australian
Premier Friday.
The new* cluhrooms of the Washing
ton branch of the English Speaking
’ Union, in the Carlton Hotel, will be
opened Friday afternoon with a recep
tion for Right Hon. Stanley M. Bruce,
premier of Australia, and Mrs. Bruce.
The hours will be from 4:30 to 6
The union, of which Gen. Henry T.
Allen is president, moved to its new
quarters in order to accommodate its
growth in membership, now said to
exceed 700.
The premier of Australia, who is to
he the guest of honor at the recep
tion, took a leading part in the recent
imperial conference in London. While
in England he delivered the third an
nual lecture irj memory of Walter
Hines Page, American Ambassador t<>
the court of St. James during the
World War.
The English-Speaking Union, of
which John AY. Davis Is president for
the United States, and the Earl of
Balfour, K. G., for the British em
pire, is designed "to draw together
in the bond of comradeship the Eng
lish-speaklng peoples of the world.”
| Joseph H. Hankerson Elected II
; lustrious Potentate of Mecca Tem
ple—Other Officers Chosen.
New officers of Mecca Temple. No.
10, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, colored,
chosen at the last regular session,
w r ere announced today, as follow's: Jo
seph H. Hankerson, illustrious poten
tate; Clarence A. Nixon, chief rabbap.
John W. Charleston, assistant rabban;
William N. Panneli, Oriental guide;
Ralph K. Washington, high priest and
prophet; Adam M. Taylor, treasurer,
and Oscar L. Deane, recorders The
last two named were re-elected.
Prior to the election of officers the
retiring potentate, Fred W. Alston,
made his annual address, in which he
reviewed the relief work done by the
charity department during the past
year. In addition to Christmas bas
kets distributed to deserving widows
and other financial relief given during
Christmas, the sum of $2,400 was ex
pended for general relief work.
The newly elected officers wera In
stalled by Charles D. Freeman, im
perial treasurer and past Imperial po
« -#
Two Ex-Presidents
Died the Same Day.
One hundred years ago, July 4, ]B2*>,
two great men, signers of the Dec
laration of Independence, passed away.
Do you know who they were? The
facts of their lives, and of all the
Presidents, and official portraits of
each, are contained In the 40-page
booklet, “Presidents of the United
States.” prepared by the Information
Bureau of The Evening Star.
This interesting and useful work is
now* available at the nominal price of
6 cents for postage and handling.
Use the attached coupon.
| The* Evening Star Information
Bureau, j
I Frederic J. Haskin, director.
Twenty-first and C streets
Washington, D. C. i
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