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city have hern inundated by flood waters from the Cumberland River, whirl, threatens to rear!, a reenrd ‘^o.flinnV M-ter'oleir*reelou’ of »** “"«* *•»*« «" h( ' r arrival other day at Nault Ste. Marie. Mich., after driving through a Mb
flood stage by Saturday. 1 hoto shows Johnson avenue under 1(. feet of water. Nashville has been the visit to Washington in connection with their alleged implication in'the zai!l Superior. I>ak© shipping has encountered weather of unusual severity for the early stages
hardest lut ot all communities in the flood area, extending over four States. Wide World Photos. , base ball scandal. Copyright by p. &a. Photos. of the Winter. ,
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were 17 <>oo' conies* nils for the honor ' ? IP,e J er . J»P a, i. photographed as they called on 1 resident ( ooiidge yes- Raker, becomes the bride of John Phillips McGean. Photograph shows Chinese newspaper, the Peking Gazette, which was published during the
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LOSS OF 21 LIVES
AT SEA CONFIRMED
Report That Vessel Was of
American Registry Is Not
Yet Accepted.
B.' the Associated Press.
ODESSA, Ukrainia, December 30.
Dispatches received here today
confirm the sinking of the vessel As
toria in the Black Sea near the Ru
mania coast, with the loss of 21 lives,
hut fail to identify her as American.
The sinking of the Rumania
freighter Protus with her crew of
eight is also reported.
Heavy snowstorms accompanied by
violent winds are menacing shipping
on the Blark Sea, and scores of
steamers have canceled their sailings.
Vienna Hears of Disaster.
PARIS. December 30 (A I ).—The mys
tery over the reported sinking of 'an j
American steamer named Astoria in !
the Black Sea was further compli- I
cated today by the receipt of a rnes- i
sage from Vienna saying:
“The loss of the Astoria is not re- I
ported here, but the foundering of an
American vessel from Batum named
Kaukasus, with the loss of 45 lives
and 15 saved, is reported on the Bul
garian coast. Xo other particulars
are obtainable.”
Shipping registers do nol list a ves
sel named either Kaukusps or Cau
casus.
A Bucharest dispatch to the Lokal
Anzeiger of Berlin yesterday said 22
persons, passengers and crew, of the !
steamer Astoria had been lost when !
she sank oft Kavarna, Rumania, in !
the Black .Sea. As published in the!
Paris Midi, the report said the vessel
was of American registry. The only
American steamer Astoria in Euro- !
pean waters is now loading at an
English port.
COMPLAINT IS OPPOSED.
Paper Mills Asked Relief on Ship
ment of Macerated Money.
Dismissal by the Interstate Com
merce Commission of a complaint by
the Stephens Paper Mills against the
Pennsylvania Railroad alleging over
charge on s dpnients of macerated cur
rency in ca."loads from tiie Treasury
Department in Washington to the
mills of the company at Windsor,
Conn., was recommended to the com
mission today in a u illative report by
Examiner O. I. Mohuudro. The com
plaint alleged that the rate of 3-S cents
per 100 pounds from Washington to
Windsor is unreasonable and unduly
preferential to users of wood pulp.
M ace rated currency, the complaint
says, is produced only by the Treas
ury Department in Washington. It is
» wet pulp made from discarded paper
currency, put through a macerating
machine and made unfit for further
use as money. The distance of haul
is approximately 375 miles and the
complain alleges the rates on wood
pulp for similar distances are appre
ciably lower than the macerated cur
rency rate, which is described as a
low grade, heavy loading commodity.
A rate of 1!* cents per 100 pounds was
suggested as a projper rate.
CHAILITY BALL BIG
AID 10 HOSPITAL
Practically All of Proceeds
Will Go to Children's
Institution.
Those in charge of the annual char
ity ball to he given for the benefit of
the Children’s Hospital at the Willard
on Monday announced today that
practically all of the proceeds went di
rect to the hospital, expenses approx- j
imating only 10 cents out of every $5 j
of receipts.
East year, it was pointed out, the j
ball realized $13,000 and, with the co- j
operation of Washington business men I
who have joined the Children’s Hos
pital Club and are displaying the card j
of the organization calling attention |
to the ball, in their windows, it is an !
tieipated that receipts this year will j
exceed those of last year by several !
thousand dollars.
MrA. James F. Curtis, vice chair- I
| man of the committee, stated that ap
! proximateiy 1.000 local business con
i :'erns have joined the club. Mrs. Mary
! Roberts Rinehart is chairman of the
j hall committee, and she is assisted by
I Mrs. Walter Stilson Hutchins, Mrs.
John F. Dryden,. Mrs. Arthur O'Brien,
Mrs. Richard Wilmer, Mrs. James F. i
Curtis, Mrs. Eldridge Jordan and Mrs
Alan Kirk. %
Mrs. John F. Dryden, chairman of |
] the box committee, reports that every j
| box has been sold.
The President and Mrs. Coolidge, j
who have signified their intention of j
j attending the ha'll, will occupy the
j presidential box. At thefr right will
j be Secretary of the Treasury Mel
j lon and on the left Mr. and Mrs. Cuno
|H. Rudolph. Mr. Rudolph is president
; of the hoard of trustees of the hos
| pital.
Official and diplomatic Washington
! will be well represented in the other
I boxes.
EIGHT FAKE HOLD-UPS j
REPORTED BY HESSE
I
j 1
Cited in Fight to Make Legal Of
fense of Filing False
Charges.
l Ergot ease-s in which false reports
I of hold-ups and robbery were made to
; the police within the past six months I
i were brought to the attention of j
I Chairman Capper of the Senate pis- i
( trirt committee today by Supt. of I’o- j
I lice Hesse, as further evidence of the t
j necessity for a law making it an of- j
j sense to give the police a fake report, j
The letter from Maj. Hesse con- j
tained a report prepared by Inspectorj
I Pratt of the Detective Bureau, outlin- j
I I ing the nature of the mythical cases j
j reported since July.
Inspector Pratt stated that in one |
I case a man reported that he had been J
} robbed of money and later admitted, j
1 according to the inspector, that lie
j made the report in order to give his
! friends the impression he was with
! out funds for Christmas gifts.
, i A bill fixing a penalty for reporting
, j a false robbery passed the .Senate at
1 1 the last session, but is still pending
in the House, '
THE EVENING- STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3(£ 1926.
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NEW YORK MAYOR CONFERS WITH PRODUCERS ON STAGE “CLEAN UP.” Mayor Walker (in center) with the theatrical managers
whom he invited to confer with him at the City Hall the other day in the interest of curbing what he considers improper stage productions
in the metropolis. The mayor said lie was opposed to censorship and urged voluntary co-operation by the producers. David Belasco stands on
the mayor’s left and Daniel Frohman on his right. Com rh ht i,v p * a
DR. MANN DESCRIBES
AFRICAN EXPEDITION
Motion Pictures of Chrysler-
Smithsonian Party Shown
to Lions Club.
Members of the Dions Club and
*eir guests at the annual ladies’
y luncheon yesterday at the May
flower Hotel witnessed the first
public exhibition of motion pictures
showing the recent Chrysler Smith
sonian expedition in Africa, presented
by Dr. William M. Mann, superin
tendent of the National Zoological
Parle, who headed the expedition.
For the first time a Washington I
I audience saw pictures of the cap- i
\ ture of “Ili-Boy” and “Dot.” latest
I additions to she git fife family at the!
Zoo. Dr. Mann described the pro
cedure and circumstances under
which the animals wore taken and
! later brought to Washington.
The two giraffes were captured in I
i the Tanganyika Territory, Dr. Mann j
j stated. The natives bound the young j
giraffes with ropes and led them back
. to camp.
. Dr. Mann also explained the
method of capturing zebras and gnu.
I The wart-hogs and antelopes added
| to the Washington Zoo family were
captured by chasing them into ne:s,
I he explained.
| Miss Marian Drake Flanders, «o
--; prano soloist of the Westminster
j Presbyterian Church, Albany, N. Y.,
I rendered several selections. Thomas
,W. Brahany presided. About 100 j
! women were present.
Court Spurns Begging- Plea.
The plea that he was tagging to
obtain a cup of coffee last night while
I standing in the cold on John Mar
j shall place, failed to prove sufficient
j excuse in Police Court today when
Janies O'Brien was hailed before
Judge Gus A. Sehuldt for soliciting
alms.
Twenty-five dollars or 25 days was
the decree of the court when Police
man J. R. Reach of the sixth pre
cinct, testified that O’Brien had ac
costed eight passers-by,
Tiny Fisk Wkich Carries Young in Moutk,
Native of Egypt, Gomes to Capital Zoo
The latest curiosities to arrive at
the Zoo are a pair of Egyptian mouth
breeders.
| These are tiny fish, less than two
inches long. After the eggs are laid
the mother takes them in her mouth
arid hatches them. Then the little
fish, almost microscopic in size, re
main in her mouth for about a
month. They swim out at night to
obtain food.
This is one of the most curious
contrivances for infantile protection
sh the whole animal world, it was
explained at the Zoo. In nature the
mortality of young fish is enormous
and generally the survival of the
■ species depends upon the fact that
1 so many eggs are laid that some of
i the offspring are almost certain to
live to maturity.
With the mouth breeder, however,
I URGES $71,000,000 FUND.
| Unemployment Reserve Is Advo
cated by Pepper.
A plan for the creation of a $71,000,-
000 “prosperity reserve” fund for ex
l»endlture on public works in time of
slack employment was outlined by
Senator Pepper of Pennsylvania to a
| subcommittee of the Senate appropria
i tions committee yesterday.
| The committee, however, took the
j position that the suggestion consti
tuted a matter for new legislation
rather than as an amendment to the
$123,000,000 agricultural appropriation
bill under consideration.
That the.suggestion was one of na
tional importance, Pepper said, was
indicated by the fact that President
Coolidge had indorsed the general idea
in a public utterance more than a
year ago and that the same general
policy had been indorsed by Demo
crats.
Chicago woman beauty parlor oper
ators receive a minimum of $28.50 a
week plus 60 per cent of their weekly
receipts above §l3, , ’
there is none of this waste. The
mother’s mouth is the most secure
of cradles. Nothing can happen to
the young fish while the mother re
mains alive, and their great enemies
are other small fish which could not
make a meal of the parent.
The father mouth breeder takes no
part in this protection, but it is quite
different, with another new arrival at
the Zoo, the tiny Indian bass. In
this case the mother lays the eggs
in a clam shell or flower pot and
then pays no more attention to them.
The father, however, stays with them
and hatches them by fanning them
with his fins.
Both of these fish are rare in this
country but have been bred for many
years in Germany for European
aquariums, and now are attracting ,
the attention of American fish
breeders.
ENTERTAIN PRESS CLUB.
“Vagabond King” Players Appear
I at Weekly Luncheon.
Members of the National Press Club
were entertained at their weekly
luncheon yesterday by eight players
from “The Vagabond King,” playing,
at Poll's Theater.
The program included vocal selec- j
tions by Miss Merle Stevens, Miss i
Lowena Baker, Miss Lucy Lawler, i
Pat Kilgeely, Edwin Nell, jr.; Carlton j
Neville and John Waiman, and recita- |
tions by H. H. McCollum.
Announcement was made that a !
New Year party and ladles’ clay will
lie held tomorrow at 12:90 o’clock, with |
entertainment by Gus Edwards and i
members of hi# troup playing at the
Palace Theater.
Hardie Meakin, chairman of the
club’s entertainment committee, pre
sided.
m—
The legend that Christ’s crown of
thorns was made from the twigs of
holly and that the berries sprang
from His saored blood raised the tree
to high esteem in the early (lays of
Christianity in Europe,
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GAS STATION MAN
GETS BANDIT’S GUN
Second Victim Scuffles With Rob
ber, Who Flees—First Lost
SSO in Cash.
After he had held up Raymond Mc-
Gee, in charge of the gasoline filling
station at Rhode Island avenue, and
Sixth street and obtained SSO, a lone
colored bandit, armed with a German
automatic pistol, attempted another
filling station hold-up, but dropped his
gun and hat and fled when William
Winters, in charge of the station at
Florida avenue and P'ourth street
j northeast, grappled with him.
I The bandit robbed the first filling
station shortly after 10 o’clock. Then
he went to Winters’ place and de
manded money. Winters grabbed for
the gun. In a scuffle the weapon
j was discharged, the bullet going wild,
j By the time Winters could reach the
| pistol was out of sight.
Births Reported.
! , The following births have been reported to
I tho Health Department in the last 2t hours:
Lloyd F. and Gallic Darden, girl
Robert A. and Pearl Tnooe, boy.
I Basile and Calliope Basiliko, boy.
I Raymond and Alnieda Etherton, girl
I Frank and Alice Newman, girl.
James J. and Mary E. Walling, boy.
Lennie and Rose Gaetano, girl.
Cyril and Helen Corbin, boy.
j Bennie and Margaret Burnett, boy.
J Joseph J. and Ella B. Gosselin, boy.
Howard and Grace R. Stewart, boy.
i Frank and Emma Martin, boy.
i John H. and Miriam Thaekston, girl.
Mvles D. and I.orreto Torreyson. boy.
William F. and Sophie Smith, boy.
John E. and Flora Hunter, boy.
William and Bertha Scanlon. girl.
Jeremiah A. and Kathleen M. O'Leary, boy.
Charles J. and Grace Marchal, girl.
Emanuel and Sophie Voultaides, girl.
Jacob H. and Jane L. Gichner, girl.
Clarence A. and Edna Davis, boy.
Charles H. and Marie J. Brown, girl.
Martin F. and Mary K. Rips. boy.
John H. and Mamie Humphrey, boy.
Milton and Marcellina Wiggins, girl.
Thaddesrs and Viola Johnson, boy.
J.awremee and Ruth Taylor, girl,
John C§ and Bertha Childs, gift,
Louis w. and Ora Nolton, boy.
BOY’S CALL SAVES
FAMILY FROM GAS
| Father Collapses When He
! Goes to Answer Cry in Night.
Five Others Affected.
j Six-year-old Freddie ‘"bite is the!
; bero of the household at 72 Randolph ;
! place today, for it was his outcry thar :
aroused his parents, two brothers and!
two sisters when they were all nearly i
j overcome by carbon monox'de pas tlur- j
i ing the night. Ail were made ill by |
i fumes, but they were awakened before 1
j the gas had affected them seriously.
It was about 1:30 o'clock when Mr.
and Mrs. Antonio Chile heard Freddie,
the youngest of the family, calling.
The father got up but had taken
only a few r steps when he fell to the
floor. The mother managed to reach
a front window', and, raising it, began
to shout for help.
■ Four doors away, at (14 Randolph
place, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Grimaldi,
i who are related to the Chite family,
hearfl the calls for help and hurriedly
responded.
Mr. Chite recovered partially and
succeeded in getting up from the floor,
but was still very weak. Mr. Grimaldi
telephoned for medical aid and got hi.s
automobile out of the garage to take
the members of the Chite family to
the hospital.
Meanwhile police and an ambulanc?
from Casualty Hospital arrived and
revived the family. Carl, 11 years old, «
was the only one who had to be taken
to the hospital and he w'as able to
return home later. The other chil
dren who felt the effects of the fumes
were: Carmelina, 13; Angelina, 10, and
Frank, 8.
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Electro-Magnet
Will Seek Nails
On Bridle Paths
An epidemic of lockjaw among
the horses using the bridle paths
in the public parks has started the
officials to work on the problem of
getting, the old nails out of the
ashes which are used as a road
bed.
After trying human labor for sev
eral days, when six men were sent
along the bridle paths on their
hands and knees in an effort to
recover the nails, the public build
ings and parks shops have been
j set to work on an electro-magnet.
This piece of machinery is near
ly completed and will be tried out
in a day or two. It consists of a
long electro-magnet about four
inches wide, mounted on two
wheels. The current will be fur
nished by storage batteries. Thjs
will be dragged along the bridle
paths, and it is the belief that prac
tically all of the nails which have
been causing trouble will be re
moved. If the machine is as suc
cessful as a similar one has been
found to be by the roads depart
ments of some of the States, it
will be sent over automobile
arteries in some of the parks to
pick up nails which cause damage
to tires,
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MYSTERY SHROUDS
GIRL OIL STEAMER
Traveler First Suspected of
Being Joyce Hawley
Now Missing.
i By the 'nteil
XEW YORK. I>ecem»*er 30.—The
liner Paris, now in* midoeean. carries
1 a mystery. Just before the liner left
j its pier here Monday ship reporters
j were told that a certain Miss Frances
| Frentrub of Pittsburgh, room and hath
| in the first class, was in reality Miss
Joyce Hawley of Chicago, “bathtub
girl’’ of Earl Carroll s much m ised
party.
Since Miss Hawley testified at Car
roll’s perjury trial, which followed
upon the bathtub party, that her real
name was Theresa Daupelas, the re
porters saw nothing amiss In her as
suming the name of Frances Frentrub.
When tiie young lady listed as
Frentrub retired before the reporters’
siege to 1%-r locked bathroom and re
fused through the keyhole to answer
questions, they reported to their pa
pers that Miss Hawley had sailed for
France.
News dispatches from Chicago later
reported that Miss Hawley was still
there. A radio was sent to the purser
of the Paris asking him, if Miss Fren
trub wasn’t Miss Hawley, who was
she? Yesterday the purser replied la
conically by wireless to the Associated
Press, “Frentrub not aboard.” Hence
»the mystery.
PITTSBURGH, December 30 OP).—
Miss Frances Frentrub, a buyer for
a Pittsburgh department store, sailed
last Monday from New York on the
liner Olympic for Paris, it was learned
last night. Miss Frentrub. relatives
liir-i r icmi uu, in iuu^
| said, had first planned to take the
j Paris, but changed her mind shortly
before sailing. Relatives also said
they believed she was the young
woman who had been confused with
Hawley.
DRIVE NEEDS $35,000.
Jewish Campaign for $150,000 to
Be Accelerated in Next 10 Days.
With a total of $115,000 reported
toward the $150,000 quota of the
United Jewish campaign, workers in
the relief drive wdll put forth unusual
efforts during the next 10 days to
achieve the g*>al.
At the luncheon held yesterday noon
at the Jewish Community Center
Chairman Rudolph B. Behrend told
the campaign teams that the average
contribution here thus far—sloo--
was among the highest in the coun
try, whereas in most cities of this size
it is scarcely more than S4O.
The campaign team of Mrs. A. Max
is in the lead with more than SII,OOO
collected in the contest between the
teams for the largest amounts collect
ed and the greatest number of gifts.
Morris Garfinkle, another one of the
leaders in the drive, also reported good
progress at this meeting.
Rabbi Edward E. Israel of Eialti
more made the principal speech al the
luncheon. He told of recent events
affecting the Jews in eastern Europe,
dwelling at length on the conditions
in Rumania and Poland. Jewish stu
dents are being excluded from the uni
versities in large numbers, he e%!4.
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