MAY BE CALLED
Charge of Impertinent Letter
From Mrs. McPherson May
By ttm A.norinlPd Press.
LOS ANGELES, January I.—Mr*.
Outh Peters Ormiston, estranged wife
of Kennelh G. Ormiston, through her
announcement recently in Austrolia
that she had received an “impertinent
lettt*r” from Airnee Semple McPher
son. has placed heroelf in a position
to be subpoenaed as .a prosecution
witness in the pending 1 trial of the
evangelist on criminal conspiracy
charges. District Attorney Asa Keyes
Indicated here today.
The prosecutor has definitely de
cided that Mrs. McPherson and her
co-defendants, including Ormiston.
must stand trial. He said last night
he was awaiting the report of the
grand jury, now conducting a new in
vestigation of the disappearance case
before tiling a new information speci
fying tiie charges on which the. de
fendants will be tried. The grand jury
is expected to make its report next
Denies letter Impertinent.
Mrs. McPherson admitted that she
wrote to Mrs. Ormiston Mav 18 last,
the day she disappeared from Ocean
Park beach and the day prior to the
appearance of Ormiston at Carmel, an
ocean resort, with a mysterious
woman, whom the State charges was
the evangelist. Mrs. McPherson, how
ever, denied that the letter was "im
Ormiston’s movements from the
time he left the Seaside Cottage, at
Carmel, on May 29, until he was
located recently at Harrisburg, Pa.,
were disclosed by the "radio man him
self in a statement to the newspaper.
Slopped by Reporter.
The radio man declared he left Car
mel with his mysterious woman com
panion for Los Angeles with the
avowed purpose of assisting the au
thorities here in their investigation
of the disappearance of Mrs. McPher
son. who was missing at the time.
"At Santa Barbara." Ormiston was
quoted as saying, "I was stopped by
Wallace Moore, a newspaper reporter.
He talked to me and my companion.
He told us he was looking for Mrs.
McPherson and after viewing the
woman in the car he was satisfied
■he was not Mrs. McPherson, and
we drove on.
"Moore and I laughed and joked
•bout the incident and the case of
mistaken identity, which it really
EUROPE SEEN NEARER
Belgian Foreign Minister Praises
Locarno Spirit—Wants Eco
nomic Accord Next.
By the Associated Press.
BRUSSELS. January I.—The year
•tiding last night brought “peace by
agreement” instead of the imposition
of the "will of the victor over the van
quished.” declares Foreign Minister
Vandervelde in his New Year greeting
to the American people. •
“The deepest pessimist," said the
foreign minister, "cannot deny that
real progress has been made in the
reconciliation of the peoples.” He
Sves much credit to the Germans for
itiating and concluding the Locarno
“Not all our problems have been
solved," continues the message, “but
the Belgianp, in view of their danger
ous geographical position, are particu
larly happy over the results achieved.
This joy will be appreciated by the
great American people, who in the
darkest days of the war stretched a
helping hand to Belgium.”
In conclusion, M. Vandervelde says
there remains “the economic restora
tion of Europe, which is not only a
European but a world problem. Let
us hope that before long we shall over
come the economic and financial diffi
culties In lnternationl relations, be
cause they are retarding the return of
FIGHT OVER FORTUNE
IS LAUNCHED BY RADIO
Scollards, Recently Separated,
Hurry From Different Points to
Rattle in Person.
By the Associated Press.
SEATTLE, Wash., January I.
With thousands of miles separating
them as they hurried here to fight
for possession of a large amount of
securites, George F. Scollard and his
wife engaged attorneys by radio today
and opened the skirmish at long
Mrs. Scollard was on the steamer
Mahwah, plowing the waves of the
Pacific Ocean toward San Francisco,
while Scollard was in New York, hav
ing arived from Europe. The two
separated recently in Buenos Aires.
When the Scollards were married
last year in Chicago the fortunes of
the two made a sum estimated at
1500.000. A large part of this repre
sented the amount made by Mrs.
Scollard when she was known as
"Hetty Green” of La Salle street,
Scollard today learned that his wife
had engaged an attorney and had
directed him to inspect securites held
In the Scollard safe deposit box in a
Seattle bank. Engaging an attornev
by radio as his wife had done, Scoi
lard obtained a court restrainng order
forbidding his wife's agent to open the
PHI KAPPA ELECTS.
le E. Linnan Chosen Head of Cath
PITTSBURGH, January 1 (/P).—
L. E. Linnan of Algona, lowa, yes
terday was elected supreme president
of Phi Kappa, National Catholic Fra
ternity, at the closing session of its
three-day convention. Chicago was
selected for the 1927 meeting.
Other officers elected included L. J.
McGee, Pittsburgh, first vice presi
dent; George W. Waters, Detroit, seo
ond vice president, and Walter A.
Houck, Columbus, Ohio, seeretary
John G. Price, jr., Cblumbus, Ohio,
wee renamed editor of the fraternity
publication and J. Donald Mitsch was
Jail Breaker Escapes Again.
FRANKLIN, Ind., January 1 OP).—
Ralph Lee, notorious jail breaker,
awaiting 'rial here for the murder
of Abner Peek, grocer, at Speedway
City, Indianapolis suburb, several
years ago. escaped from the Johnson
County jail last night for the third
tlma It was his tenth escape from
various institutions since he was II
Busy With Plans
u 'w •k '
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Xis, •-■ 'ji/f ITII Jp ' J
MRS. JAMES F. CURTIS,
Vice chairman of the citizens’ commit -
fee, answering numerous demands
for information on the Children's Hos
pital Club —an organization to stimu
late interest In the annual charity
I»all .Monday night at the New Wil
lard to raise funds for the Children’s
HOTELS AID PLAN
FOR ILL CHILDREN
65 Stands in Center Market
Join Move to Boost An
nual Charity Ball.
Every hotel In Washington and 65
stands in the Center Market have
joined the Children’s Hospital Club,
membership In which carries the ob
ligation to support the annual charity
ball to be given Monday at the Wil
lard Hotel for the benefit of the hos
“Washington hotels are unanimous
in their support of the Children’s
Hospital,” Frank Hight, managing di
rector of the Willard and a member
of the business men’s committee for
the ball, said today. The market mas
ter of Center Market yesterday as
sisted a representative of the busi
ness men’s committee in obtaining
enrollments from the stands. These
stands now are displaying the club’s
red and green card of membership
Pleased With Response.
“The generous response on the part
of Washington business men to our
committee’s appeal,” said Mrs. James
F. Curtis, vice chairman, "shows con
clusively that the National Capital Is
back of the Children’s Hospital.
“The Children’s Hospital Club Is
not a temporary organization. We
are building not only for this year’s
ball, but for the future welfare of
the hospital. The Children’s Hospital
belongs to the people of Washington.
Its doors stand open 24 hours a day
to the children of the Nation’s Capi
Increase in Patients.
“Each year shows an increase in
the number of little patients seeking
admittance. Unless more funds are
made available some day some help
less little one may be turned away.”
Mrs. Curtis says that every mall
brings requests for information on
the club and checks for tickets to
9 Over a thousand of ths club’s red
and green cards have been dis
JUDGE ORDERS FREEING
OF EDITOR FROM JAIL
By the Associated Preee.
EUREKA, Calif., January I.—Su
perior Judge Denver Sevier yesterday
ordered the release of Albert Lindsley,
Eureka editor, who has been serving a
sentence of 1,000 days for contempt.
Lindsley is in the Humboldt County
Hospital suffering from incipient tu
The editor was sentenced by Judge
Sevier after publication in the News,
a weekly paper, of a series of articles
which the judge interpreted as being
in contempt of court. He had served
more than 10 months of the sentence.
Efforts to gain the release of Linds
ley attracted widespread attention.
The appelate courts were petitioned
repeatedly, and the governor was
asked to act, but all decided that
Judge Sevier’s order should stand.
Subsequently Judge Sevier ran for
re-election and was defeated. Hia re
lease of Lindsley yesterday was
among his last official acts, as his
term expired at midnight.
sbe JiKMng §Sfaf
l>St l|ic ° m 1
Weller’s Pharmacy, Bth & I Sts. S.E.
Is a Star Branch Office
It will only take you a moment to leave your
Classified Ads for The Star in the Branch Office
in your neighborhood—and by so doing you will
save yourself time and trouble. There is a Star
Branch Office in practically every section, in
and around Washington, displaying the above
sign—and its services are at your disposal with*
out fee; only regular rates are charged.
The Star prints MORE Gassified Ads every
day than all the other papers here combined—
■ and RESULTS are sure.
i “Around the Corner" is
[ a Star Branch Office
THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. CL SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1927.
DEVER ID STAND
Chicago Mayor Abandons Eu
ropean Trip in Order to
Bv the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, January I.—lmportuned
both from within and outside his
party. Mayor William E. Dover has
put aside visions of retirement and a
trip to Europe and decided to seek re
election. “I have been brought to
feel.” he said, in announcing his can
didacy for the Democratic nomina
tion, "that I should not at this time
allow my personal inclinations to
weigh against by civic responsibility.”
Mayor Dever said his decision was
in accord with conviction that many
local problems and Chicago's civic pro
gram are at a critical stage demand
ing prompt and willing response from
Yields to Importunities.
When he reluctantly quit a. Su
perior Court bench four years ago to
assume his present duties, the mayor
announced he would not be a candi
l date for re-election, but for two weeks
delegations, Including both Republic
ans and Democrats, have stormed his
office and yesterday he yielded to
His entrance into the race gives two
candidates aspiring to another term,
William Hale Thompson, Republican,
who served two terms before Dever,
having announced. A third similar
candidate is being mentioned In the
person of Carter H. Harrison, five
Dever Only Democrat to Announce.
Mayor Dever is the first Democrat
announcing for the Spring ballot bat
tle. Dr. John Dill Robertson, former
health commissioner, and Edward R.
Lltsinger, member of the Cook
County Board of Review, are candi
dates with Thompson for the Repub
The Dever administration made its
debut with a vigorous law enforce
ment campaign embracing the Vol
stead act, but recently the mayor has
repeatedly stated that prohibition
cannot be enforced under present con
ditions. When the United States Sen
ate was appealed to last Spring to in
vestigate charges of allegiance of
crime and politics in Chicago, Mayor
Dever came to swift defense of the
cMy and blamed the dry law for many
DAWES’ NEW*YEAR EVE
IS JUST ANOTHER NIGHT
Refrains From Wishing People of
Nation Happiness Because He
Thinks It Presumptuous.
By the Associated Press,
CHICAGO, January I.—To Vice
President Charles A. Dawes, New
Year eve is just one of the 365 eve
nings of the year. The Vice President
spent the evening at his Evanston
An Associated Press correspondent
called Mr. Dawes, asking the Vice
President If be did not have something
to say to the people .of the United
States on this occasion.
“That,” replied Mr. Dawes, "would
Mr. Dawes was then asked If he
did not wish the people of the United
States & "happy New Year.”
"That," he replied, “would not be
The correspondent then asked Mr.
Dawes If he could wish him a “happy
"Happy New Year," replied Mr.
TAKES SOVIET VOWS.
British Miners' Secretary Swears
Allegiance to Rede.
RIGA, Latvia, January 1 OP).—Before
leaving Leningrad for home after a
three-week visit in Russia, A. J. Cook,
secretary of the British Miners' Fed
eration, did honor to Lenin in the form
of a written vow, which he deposited
in the Soviet' leader’s room at the
Smolny Institute. The vow reads:
"To Lenin’s teachings, to the tre
mendous work begun by him, I shall
devote all my strength as his loving
disciple. Hail the Soviets! Hail the
Surplus Is Increased.
PITTSBURGH, January 1 OP).—An
Increase of $8,000,000 in the surplus
of the Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh
to $60,000,000, voted yesterday by the
directors, will give the institution the
largest surplus of any trust company
in the world, a bank announcement
"Washington's Madison Square Garden
14th and Park Road
NEW YEAR'S NIGHT
8:80 to 12 p.m.
DIRECTION OF HAPPY WALKER
Drunk Takes Three
Minutes to Fall,
| Is Held Incapable’
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, January L—Precisely
, what constitutes "drunk and in
capable” has been placed on rec
ord by a methodical London po
He nrrested a man who in West
London Police Court denied he
was incapable. The bobby pulled
out his note book and read the
. following entry:
1 “At 10:20 p.m. I found him lean
! ing against a shop window. At
! 10:22 he tried to move and at
1 10:23 he fell down.”
“That comes under the heading
» of Incapable,” agreed the magis
: BGSTON SENDS ICE CREAM
i CARGO TO FLORIDA PORT
. Steamship Garries 5,000 Gallons to
1 St. Petersburg, First Shipment
of Kind on Record.
■ By the Associated Press.
i BOSTON, January I.—-A steamship
■ sailed from Boston yesterday with a
- cargo of ice cream for Florida, the
j first shipment of the kind on- record
i The steamer Oorapeak, Boston for
, St. Petersburg, Fla., carried 6,000 gal
lons of ice cream in a specially con
, structed refrigerating case. The re
frigerator was connected with the
vessel’s motors and the freezing proc
' ess will be continued during the 1,600-
1 mile voyage.
Agents of the vessel said the cargo
was the first Installment of a 500,000-
gallon consignment. The Ice cream
was manufactured in Lawrence, and
experiment were conducted to demon
strate the possibility of its shipment
to the South.
Professor Wins Honor.
NEW YORK, January 1 (A I ).— Dr.
Roger Adams, head of the depart
ment of chemistry at the University
of Illinois, has been awarded the
Nichols medal in chemistry for 1926
I for his work in the application of
chablmoogra oil to leprosy cures, the
American Chemical Society announced
A HAPPY NEW YEAR
YOUR Potomac Electric Light and Power i
Rates have again been reduced for the New 1
Year of 1927 to apply to all consumers in the
District of Columbia and nearby Maryland,
SCHEDULE “A” —For Residential Lighting Purposes /»■./_
OLD PRIMARY RATE OF 7c REDUCED TO -074 C
SCHEDULE “K” —For Domestic Power Purposes „ „ ,
OLD PRIMARY RATE OF 7c REDUCED TO hIL 0
SCHEDULE “B” For Commercial Power Purposes / * i .
OLD PRIMARY RATE OF 7c REDUCED TO. f)l/i (*
SCHEDULE “C”— Public Lighting and Motors in '
Apartment Buildings (%1/a f*
OLD PRIMARY RATE OF 7c REDUCED T 0... , vF /4 1/
SCHEDULE “D” —For Retail Commercial Purposes ftp
OLD PRIMARY RATE OF 6'/ 4 c REDUCED TO , a Dt
' , SCHEDULE “E”— Wholesale Industrial Rate
MINIMUM RATE OF Lie REDUCED TO MINIMUM OF J/OC
STREET LIGHTING— KQf
A GENERAL REDUCTION OF.— , O/O
Over EIGHTY THOUSAND citizens in the District of Columbia and nearby Maryland who utilize
dependable “Pepco Service” will profit by these rate reductions during the new year of 1927 in
the amount of $430,000.00 as a result of the admirable “Profit-Sharing Plan” in force between the
i friendly public ana this Company,
Every electric light that illuminates your apartment, home, store or office COSTS LESS IN 1927, ii
AH labor-saving Electrical Appliances will operate more savingly and permit greater use of their
benefits during the NEW YEAR.
This reduction, following those made in 1925 and 1926. has been made possible by the splendid co
operation of the public and the loyal and efficient service of the personnel of this Company, who
have employed every economy, advanced principle of engineering and business management in the
generation and distribution of electricity in the most economical and dependable manner to our
customers. > I
The greater use of “Matchless Service” means that it costs you LESS in proportion to its benefl- *
cent accomplishments, due to the saving grace of ‘Tepco Profit-Sharing.
The New Domestic A Kilo-
Lighting Rate Is watt Hour
The Officers and Personnel express their grateful appreciation to the Public for making possible
fiuch yearly reductions in rates and join heartily in a sincere wish for a
JMPPP i£eto Pear to &U
Potomac Electric Power Company
.Mm* January L 1927
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BY KING'S CHAPLAIN
“Vulgar Ostentation” of
Many Americans Draws Ire
of Rev. G. A. S. Kennedy.
By the Associated Pres*.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., January I.
The "monkeydom” of some Ameri
cans who primp in fine and gaudy
clothes, while millions walk in rags
and tatters drew a tirade from O. A.
Studdert Kennedy, chaplain to the
King of England, in an address be
fore the National Student Conference
hero last night.
“The urge behind the vulgar osten
tation and insensate luxury that
marks our age and that marks
American life is the desire to show
off,” he began. “It is a causeless
craving. It begins when we are
little children and does not end even
with our death because it comes out
in our funerals.
“Man’s passion to show has been
a merciless, insatiable urge, driving
him to cruelty and excess. Always
it has driven some men to live in
palaces and keep their brothers in
pig stiles: some to women to dress,
or half dress, themselves In fabu
lously costly clothes, while their
sisters went in rags.’’
Man is still in a stage of "deml
semi-civilization” with his primitive
passions still fierce and unrepressed,
Mr. Kennedy declared.
He attacked nationalism. The
"my country, right or wrong, theory
as a symbol of the mammoth egotism
“Militant nationalism, militant
bolshevism are but forms of
egotism,” he continued, “that eats
one - up evltably in dreams of con
quest, imperialism and tyranny."
Elks Touring West Indies.
HAVANA, January 1 (A 3 ).—Four
hundred members so Elks’ lodges
throughout the eastern section of the
United States arrived here yesterday
on the steamer Doric from New York.
After a few days here they will re
sume their West Indian tour.
CLUB CLIMBS PEAK.
Colorado Group Lights Beacon of
Flares on Summit.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan
uary 1 (A 3 ).—A brilliant display of
vari-colored flares and rockets at 9
o’clock last night indicated to Colo
rado Springs that the members of
the famous Ad-a-Man Club had
reached the summit of Pike’s Peak
through miles of drifting snows, and
were prepared to greet the New Year
at midnight with giant beacons of
light from the top of the peak.
Members of the club climb the
peak annually to start the New Year.
BOYCOTT AS WEAPON.
Penalty Urged for Filipinos Who
MANILA. January 1 OP).—Boycot
ting of all Filipinos who are "friendly
with foreigners and who work against
independence for the Philippines, was
urged Thursday night by Gen.
Thomas Mascardo In a speech to the
convention of Legion of War Vet
Mascardo, who is chairman of the
committee of national defense of the
Supreme National Council, an inde
pendence organization, branded as de
serters the Association of Veterans, of
which Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo is
president, because "they have an
nulled by open allegiance with Gov.
Oon. Wood the labors of war against
the advent of Americans, and the war
of the revolution.”
Combine to Be Investigated.
Senator Harris, Democrat, Georgia,
was told yesterday at a conference
with officials of the Federal Trade
Commission that its agents would be
sent into the South within a few
days to make an investigation of the
charges which he and Representative
Rutherford, Democrat, Georgia, had
placed before the commission, alleg
ing that the cottonseed oil trust was
fixing and depressing prices on cot
For Repossessed Finance Co. cars
Many Make, anti Models
1926 and 11)27 Models
All Bargains. Easy Terms.
INVESTMENT BUILDING GARAGE
Basement Investment Bide.
13th & K Sts. N.W. Franklin 7«01
Open Evening" and Sundays
TEST IS SOUGHT
British Health Ministry Says
Swiss Bacteriologist’s Co
operation Was Asked.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON. January I.—lnvited to
say what the government waa doing
with respect to the treatment for
tuberculosis developed by the noted
Swiss bacteriologist. Dr. Henry
Spahlinger; the minister of health,
Arthur Neville Chamberlain, stated
yesterday his department had made
a definite offer to Dr. Spahlinger to
arrange a thorough test of his
remedy In Great Britain.
Mr. Chamberlain declared the min
istry of health knew nothing of an
offer alleged to have been made by
Dr. Spahlinger to present the secret
of his cure to the world without any
A story of how Dr. Spahlinger was
deluged with virulent tubercular
cultures through the breaking of a
vial while he was working In his
laboratory came to London yester
day In a Geneva dispatch to the
Discussing the Spahlinger tu
berculosis treatment In the medical
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W. STOKES SAMMONS, Proprietor /
journal, the Lancet. Dr. Thomas Nel
son, assistant physician at fit.
George’s Hospital, London, cites the
records of 10 persons given the treat
ment In a London hospital between
November, 1013, and August, 1914.
He said, "It Is difficult to say that
any of these cases showed any Im
provement after the treatment, cer
tainly none showed marked Improve
TWO BROTHERS DROWN.
One Dlea in Trying to Save Othfjr
From Icy Water.
VEVAT, Ind., January 1 (yP).--Twn
brothers were drowned and their play,
mato narrowly escaped a similar fate
when he went to their rescue in Tur
tle ('reck, near here, yesterday, when
loe, thinned by yesterday’s thaw, gave
The three were skating, when Da
vid Furnlss, 14. crashed throng a the
weakened Ice. Clayton, his 12 year-old
brother, plunged in after him, but, ns
neither could swim, both were
drowned. Manley Chase, their plav
mate, attempted to rescue them, but
turned hack before he himself w.-u
Otto May, Editor, Dies.
AURORA, 111., January 1 UP).— Otto
May, 66, editor of the Aurora Volks
freund, a German language publica
tion, died yesterday.
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