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(U. 9 Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Fair today, tomorrow increasing
cloudiness and warmer; gentle to mod
erate northeast shifting to southeast
Full report on page 13.
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Thunderstorm Six Hours Be
fore Flight Fails to
Deter Attempt.
Declares He Is Not in Race for
$25,000 Prize for First
to Perform Feat.
By the A««ei'iated P-e**.
LE BOURGET. France. May s
(Sunday).—('apt. Charles Nut'cesser
and Oapt. Francis Cnli took the air ;
at 5:18 this (Sunday) morning for j
their long flight from Faris to New ;
York. .
The "White Bird, the French avia- j
ators" now famous plane, with its load j
of more than five tons, got away to a j
splendid start, sailing fast into the |
air on its great trans-Atlantic ad- .
venture. ,
At 3:20 this morning the plane was j
brought into the field and the motor j
given a final tuning up. Everything .
was in perfect shape.
A huge crowd gathered to witness j
the departure. , , i
At 11 o’clock last night a heavy local j
thunderstorm prevailed. Reports j
from the coast and sea, however,
were considered favorable.
It seemed that the ill luck that had
dogged the efforts of the flyers who
hoped to cross the Atlantic and has
already cost the lives of four had for
the moment at least disappeared.
Storm Passes Away.
The machine nose gracefully in the
still air and at 5:30 was lost in the
gray clouds to the westward, the
first rays of the rising sun gleaming
for an instant on its white wings.
Lightning flashed to the southward
as the plane rose from the runway,
but it was a simple last manifesta
tion of the dying local storm.
Weather conditions at Le Bourget
■were perfect, and from predictions re
ceived by wire and handed to Capt.
Nungesser a few minutes before he
climbed into the cockpit of the plane,
it seemed that the avia tori wou.d
have even the winds in their favor
on the long jump.
Their route lay over Honfleui.
whence Champlain 324 years ago
sailed for the conquest of the New
World. Thence they planned to skirt
the southern coastline of England,
pass over Fastnet, Ireland, and after
following a great circle on their way
across the North Atlantic, pick up
early Monday the Newfoundland
coast. „ ... . |
From there, said Capt. Coli, it is
the plainest kind of sailing
the New Eng'and coast to Mitchel
Field, where. ) r luck holds, they will
come to earth some time around noon
Does Not Seek Prize.
Capt. Charles Nungesser, French
war ace of 50 victories, predicted as
long ago as March. 1321, non-stop
aerial trips between Paris and New
York, a feat that he himself is now
striving to accomplish to add to the
laurels of France. ... ,
In November. 192?, ho began plan
ning a Paris-New York fight with the
idea of establishing a trans-Atlantic
air line using the fastest planes avail
able, hut it was not until March of
this year that, it was announced deft-
Tiitely that heland Capt. Francis Coli,
noted aerial navigator, would join
the ranks of ": French and American
aviators strivifig for the honor of be
ing the first Jo make the hazardous
crossing between New York and Paris.
Capt. Nun jesser, whose primary
object in the*flight is .to set a new
non-stop flight record, is not a con
testant for tl4 Raymond-Orteig
000 prize for 4 successful New York-
PafiS Right, '•ie has not entered diis
name as a contestant in accordance
with the priz< rules, but recently told
the Associated. Press that he was at
tempting the flight s-mplv to bring
the honor to '’'reach aviation.
Will P.Ls Near Boston.
The plane, which the aviators
are flving Is 8» Levasseur, A'ith a. Lor*
raine-Dietricb :engine, and was con
structed at Vi. "acoublav. It has 450-
horsepower erhinos, which, are cap
able of- developing 525 horsepower
under favorably conditions.
The route h Capt. Coli has
mapped out tentatively represents a
curved line, passing f-om Honfleur.
near Harve, Cherbourg, Bray Head j
and Lands End th<* las* point of con- j
tact with land, .tnd. the- goes slightly I
northward to roes, longitude and ;
53 or 54 latit }d<*. to drop toward Cape |
Race and Hal’fa <c, reach ng the United j
States coast in the neighborhood of
Boston. ]
In order t» lessen excess weight. |
the aviators! decid' d t'i drop their
landing gear it 'he moment of depar
ture. The hull of the p’ me bus been
constructed s<jl that .it will float easily
in the event <if a forced descent upon
the sea. |
No Viirrlesa' Carried.
No mechan.l- <<,• w ireless apparatus
is oarried, th'l erStra - room being util
ized for the si I rase of additional gaso
line. The plafte m paintesd white and
ibis is dependfd upon to lid in ready
distinction bylpaising slips.
♦<n April ;1*: • lane was
under a 3-toils lo »d, rising to S,ooo
feet and attaiiSng’a spe.-d of 13() mile.s
an hour, tests with gradu
ally increased lloads up to four tons
were on the p rogram <o the flyers be
fore. making tl/dr bop off.
Enough gasoline for a 40 hour flight
was ret as thejhiargin of safety. This
provided for a*nin mum rate of speed
of ]OS -miles at hour, which if math
tained would |ri ve the aviators five
hours leeway, >as >.t was thought 35
hours should Re enough for the trip.
Capt. Nungcahcr repeatedly declared
he would not (lb rushed Into the flight
and that he w':*uld not start until con
ditions were .-absolutely perfect for
the trip.
Capt. Coli <has been planning a
Paris-New Voi; flight for some years.
In September,jl!*2s, his plane, which
was intended {for ,« flight to New
York, was deiiolished in an accident.
Capt. Nun, Isser was married to
"Miss ConsueP- Ilatmaker, prominent
in New York • and Paris society, in
1 »23 at Paris,Aliev were divorced last
year. The captain has been to the
Felted Statesj/m several occasions in
the interests >.tf aviation.
NEW Tfiß j May 8 i4*' -Nunges-
St rb start io.S i\ of an attempt at •'
(Continued tin Page 2, Column 6.)
i ,
Starts Ocean Flight ■
- - -—~ ——— ■—— |
Soviet Attitude, Seeking Col
laboration, Held Indica
tion of Progress.
By the Associated Press.
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 7. j
That the world has moved into an im-,
portant economic, and perhaps also
political path is the general opinion in j
Geneva tonight—this due to two ad
dresses delivered today at the Inter
national Economic Conference by dele
gates of the Russian Soviet.
At the economic conference at
Genoa and The Hague, when attempts
were unsuccessfully made to bring
the Soviets into the European con
cert, representatives of Russia at
tacked the western system of economy,
but today Russia’s delegates held out
the hand of collaboration and frankly
asked for co-operation with capital.
Would Cancel I>ebts.
Cancellation of all war debts, re
moval of immigration barriers and
complete disarmament on land and
sea were proposed by the Russian
delegation as the indispensable means
of attaining world economic restora
tion. Eight other measures were
recommended by Valerian Obolensky
Osslnski. and these were feferred to
In the lobbies as “The eleven Soviet
The recommendations included an
increase in the wages of workers, an
8-hour day, with 6 hours in the mines;
liberty of trade unionism, with the
right to strike; help for the unem
ployed by increased taxation of the
rich, a campaign against the raising
of prices, especially by combines;
abolition of protectorates and man
dates. with recognition of the self
determination of peoples, economically
and politically; cessation of military
intervention In China and cessation
of the lioyeott of the Soviet republics,
with establishment of relations where
by concessions would be given for
foreign credits.
Holds Capitalism Causes War.
M. Obolenski Ossinski asserted that
the Soviet rejects the capitalistic sys
tem. because it leads to war, hut is
ready to collaborate with it to pro
tect the interest of the masses.
Gregoire Sokolr.ikoff said that the
Soviet union would welcome indus
trial agreements with foreign coun
tries and capitalists, and that there
was no reason why there could not
be pacific competition between the
two economic systems represented by
the Soviet and other countries.
In a statement to the press tonight
M. Jouhaux, French labor leader, said
that t-he addresses of the Soviet dele
gates meant that Soviet Russia had
abandoned the idea of a world com
munistic revolution. He believed the ;
world would accept the Soviet offer i
to collaborate, provided the offer was
M. Loueheur of France advocated
the adoption in Europe of American
industrial methods and the organiza- ;
i iion of an international combine.
Former Senator Declares Secretary
j *
Will Not Be Presidential
i ■
| By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, May 7.—ln a state
ment to the New York Herald Tribune
tonight. William M. Calder, president
of the National Republican Club and
former United States Senator, said
that Herbert Hoover, Secretary of
Commerce, will not be a candidate for
the Republican nomination for Presi
dent in 1928.
Mr. Calder. who returned from
I Washington today, said he received
• this information in a personal inter
view with Mr. Hoover, who had told
i him that he was doing all he could
] for the renomination and re-election
i of President Coolidge.
Sharp Cut in Irish Linen Prices Is Seen
As Super-Flax Seed Nears Perfection
Br the Associated Press. t
BELFAST, Ireland, May 7.—Super- j
flax seed, which, it is said, may make 1
linen as cheap as cotton goods, is
nearing perfection in experiments
conducted by the Ulster Linen
Research Association, cooperating
with the British and Ulster govern
The new sc 1 now \ Hices tow
double the length of ordinary flax.
The tow also is without the trouble
some sticky substances which neces
sitate the present expensive hand
process in preparing the raw material
for market. It can easily be worked
by machinery, it is said, ihus eliminat
! ing the great numbers of hand
; workers now engaged.
Two thousand acres In Ulster and l
| a tract in Somerset, England, will he j
j planted to the new this year j
I and preparations are- under way to j
j introduce it in the Ditkotas and some 1
©he iuitcfau ikt
V—X wxxh daily evening edition
Weather Bureau Reiterates
Warning to Protect
Levees Above City.
Rescue Work Goes Steadily For
ward as Rushing Torrents Spread
Over Louisiana Towns.
By (he Assooiat»<l Pre?*.
NEW ORLEANS. May 7. —Driven
notiously before the flood crest, the
waters of the Mississippi had reached
new high levels tonight over a long
stretch north of New Orleans from
Donaldsonville to Angola.
Record Stages also were, recorded at
places along the Old River, which
empties into the Mississippi north of
Baton Rouge, and which is rceeiving
flood waters from the Red, Ouachita,
Tensas and Black Rivers as well as
from the great crevasse and hack
water lake spreading in northeastern
In announcing this situation on the
two rivers, the Weather Bureau re
iterated its warning that every pre
caution should be taken to guard
against the stages above New Orleans
with the approach of the crest, which
now is south of Vicksburg, approxi
mately half way between Memphis
and New Orleans.
Expects Levees to Hold.
After an inspection of the levees
along the present greatest danger
point—the 80-mile front on the Old
River and the Bayou des Glaises to
the south —Gov. Simpson declared at
Baton Rouge that in his opinion these
embankments were strong enough to
hold the anticipated highest flood
stage and thus save south central
Maj. W. H. Holcombe, chief Army
engineer for the fourth district, who
is traveling down the river with
Secretary Hoover and his party, stated
at Natchez that the west bank de
fenses on the lower Mississippi which
are yet to bear increased burdens
from the flood, were being well main
tained. He added that the east bank
defenses were not so satisfactory at
some places, but officials of the Pont
chart,rain Levee Board declared these
dykes were much stronger than they
were when they withstood the 1922
Conditions here at New Orleans
were considered satisfactory, the
river having fallen one-tenth of a
foot during the past 24 hours as a
result of the Increasing torrent flow
ing through the artificial crevasse
made at Caernarvon, 15 miles to the
Previous Heeord Exceeded.
The Weather Bureau announce
ment said the stages on or below
the Old River were above the highest
previous crest by on% foot at Angola,
three-tenths of a foot at Baton
Rouge and one-tenth of a foot at
Donaldsonville. The actual stages
were 55.5 feet at Angola, 46 feet at
Baton Rouge and 36 feet at Donald
A somewhat improved situation In
northeastern Louisiana just below the
Arkansas line was reported, the back
waters apparently having reached
their crest at Mer Rouge., Bonita and
Oak Grove. At Rayville the water
had come to a standstill, with from
two to three feet of flood in some
parts of the town.
Further South, however, crevasse
waters from the Mississippi were
spreading, with a rise of the water
in St. Joseph, Newellton and Tal
lulah. Jones ville also was well under
water and all wires to that important
lumber milling center were down.
Rescue work went steadily for
ward over that section, and after a.
trip of inspection. Gov. Simpson said
refugee relief was progressing satis
factorily with no great hardship
among the refugees as far as food
and shelter was concerned
MORE THAN 338,00 ft AIDED.
Total of 350,000 Expected—Water Sur
rounds Refuge Camp.
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. May 7 (&).
Flood sufferers receiving aid from the
Red Cross in the seven States affected
by the disastrous Mississippi Valley
inundations, numbered 338,000 tonight,
: with tlie Louisiana figures still incom-
I plete.
i New evacuations are going forward
in the face of rising waters along sev
eral rivers in south central Louisiana
and the list of the needy is expected
to reach 350,000 soon. The figures in
clude more than 180,000 persons who
are refugees in the 64 concentration
camps, four new camps having been
added since the last figures were is
sued. The remainder are receiving
food and other help in their flooded
homes, upper floors of store bulidings
and places where they elected to seek
refuge until the waters recede.
227,000 Refugees Vaccinated.
The total of vaccinations for typhoid
reached 119,000 persons, with those
for smallpox 108,000. Why the small
pox vaccination lagged behind the
typhoid was not explained, but it was
; slid that ample supplies of serum
* (Continued on Page 4, Column 7.)
!of the Western American States, to
| see how it will flourish there.
Negotiations have been going on for
ome time with agricultural officials
of Oregon. They are said to be much
interested and to have promised to
give the seed a thorough test.
The new offspring qf flax is known
as J. W. S. seed, being named for
John W. Steward, County Antrim agri
culturist, who conceived the idea and
developed it.
James (5. Crawford, director of the
great York street mill in Belfast and
one of the best known flax experts in
the kingdom, says reports of the ex
periments reaching him are most en
couraging, indicating surely the pro
duction of cheaper linen.
Linen manufacturers generally are
; hopeful and firmly convinced that the
jd-iy of cheaper linen is soon coming.
I They will profit accordingly, they be
; lieve, owing to the greater demand
will follow. ,
Holds Treasury Remarks on
Federalship Seizure Are
By tbs Associated Press.
A protest against a Treasury state
ment issued a week ago regarding the
seizure of the steamer Federalship
was presented to the State Depart
ment yesterday by Minister Alfaro
of Panama. The note said the state
ment was “offensive” to the Panama
Three additional notes concerning
the Federalship case were presented
at the same time, including one in
forming the State Department that
proceedings had been instituted by
the Panama government to deprive
the ship of its Panama registry.
The Federalship was recently seiz
ed in the Pacific as a rum runner,
but was released after her seizure had
been held illegal.
The Panama protest took exception
to two passages in the Treasury
statement. These were that before
the seizure the Panama government
had been given "ample time.” to apply
its law withdrawing registry from
ships habitually engaged in smuggling
and the expression of Treasury sur
prise at Panama’s protest under the
circumstances. The Treasury added
that the treaty with Panama “was not
designed to he invoked to protect
Canadian or American bootleggers.”
Yesterday’s note said that Panama
had not been able- to apply its registry
law to the Federalship before it was
seized, since only after its seizure was
the first detailed information regard
ing its activities received from the
State Department.
Cardinal Gasparri Tells
Apostolic Delegate Vatican
Is Aloof in Question.
By the Associated Press.
ROME. May 7.—No person in the
hierarchy of the Roman Catholic
Church, or having the slightest direct
or indirect contact with it, is author
ized to express officially or unofficially
the views of the Holy See on the
recent letter of Gov. Alfred E. Smith
of New York on the church and state
question, the Associated Press is offi
cially informed by the Vatican.
Categorical denial was made that
any official, unofficial or any other
kind of statement, purporting to ex
press the Vatican’s views on this sub
ject has been made.
Moreover, the Vatican revealed that
an express order warning against
such • statements was issued Imme
diately after it learned of Gov. Smith's
letter. Such fereat importance was
attached to this order that Cardinal
Gasparri, Papal secretary of state,
sent a message concerning it to Mgr.
Fumasoni Biondi, apostolic delegate at
Cardinal Gasparri. who in the name
of the pontiff is the supreme con
troller of the church’s political affairs
throughout the world, declared in his
message to the apostolic delegate that
the Holy See maintains itself com
pletely extraneous from any interfer
ence in the present campaign for the
presidential elections in the United
States, just as the Holy See always
keeps itself outside of any interna
tional questions of purely political
character in any other country of the
By the Associated Pres*.
BUFFALO. N. Y., May 7.—Three
deaths and 20 new cases was the
week’s record in the city’s latest out
break of liquor-poisoning cases, city
hospital records show. Patients dis
charged as cured, physicians said,
would be able to return to normal
activities, but in no instance was the
victim restored to his former state of
health. Fourteen days has been the
average length of their stay in the
Twenty-five cents a pint is the
standard price for*the grade of liquor
filling the alcohs wards,
General News—Local, National and
Schools and Colleges—Page 22.
Civilian Army News —Page 32.
At the Community Centers —Page 38.
D. A. R. Activities —Page 39.
Fairfax County, Va., second of a
series of articles on interesting and
historic nearby communities —Page
Around the City—Page 43.
Parent-Teacher Activities—Page 43.
District of Columbia National Guard—-
Page 45.
Financial News—Pages 46, 47 and 49.
Radio News and Programs—Page 48.
Editorials and Editorial Features.
Washington and Other Society,
Notes of Art and Artists—Page 4. .
Reviews of Spring Books—Page 4.
Tales of Well Known Folks—Page 9.
Netvs of the Clubs—Page 11.
Amusements—Theaters and the Photo
Music—rage 5.
Motors and Motoring—Pages 6. 7
and 8.
Veterans of the Great War—Page 9.
Fraternal News—Page 10.
Army and Navy News—Page 11.
Spanish War Veterans—Page 12.
Pink Sports Section.
Magazine Section—Fiction and Fea
The Rambler —Page 3.
Classified Advertising.
Clubwomen of the Nation—Page 10.
IV. C. T. U. Notes—Page 10.
Serial, "Red Head”—Page 11.
Y. W. C. A. News—Page 11.
World Events in Pictures.
Mutt and Jeff: Reg'lar Fellers; Mr.
and Mrs.; High Lights of History.
Insurance Must Be Convert
ed or Reinstated Before
Midnight of July 2.
Billions of dollars of insurance will
slip through the fingers of veterans
of the World War unless they take
advantage of the opportunity to re
instate or convert it before midnight
of July 2.
Although the exact total of the
amount still outstanding and avail
able for reinstatement or conversion
is not known at the Veterans’ Bureau,
figures on May 1 show that it may
run into many billions. .
Total $40,544,000,000.
For instance, the total amount of
insurance originally applied for by
veterans was $40,544,000,000. Figures
show that $36,000,000,000 of this
lapsed and $2,354,069,555 was con
verted into other forms of Govern
ment insurance. Most of tills $36,-
000,000,000 still can he renewed.
Claims have been awarded under
the war risk, or term insurance, In
the amount of $1,481,324,144. and
claims on converted policies have been
awarded in the sum of $41,566,788.’
There is still in force $766,618,693 In
term Insurance, which must be rein
stated into the new five-year level
premium term insurance, or converted
into one of the six other kinds of
policies. The total amount of Gov
ernment insurance now in force is
Veterans have been urged from time
to time to pick up their Government
insurance before it is too late, but ac
cording to the figures, apparently a
minority have taken advantage of the
Time Expires July 3.
Officials at the bureau say they have
no Idea how. many thousands of men
there are living who could reinstate
or convert their insurance, or exactly
how many billions would be added to
the insurance In the bureau, should
all of them take advantage of the op
Under an act of Congress, veteran's
have only until midnight of July 2 to
take the necessary steps. After that
i their opportunity will be gone.
Delegates Lay Wreaths on
Tombs of Washington and
Unknown Soldier.
To Washington, founder of the
American Republic, and the Unknown
Soldier, defender of world democracy,
tribute was paid yesterday on behalf
of 20 sister republics by visiting dele
gates to the PAn-American Commer
cial Conference.
Placing a wreath on the sarcophagus
of Washington, at Mount Vernon, Dr.
F. A. Guzman Alfaro of Venezuela
declared that Washington’s public life,
“always ruled by the purest principles,
is an example to all republican
Earlier in the day a similar scene
was enacted at the tomb of the Un
known Soldier in Arlington National
Cemetery, Senor Allan Lindo of
Salvador paid a tribute to “these
brave men to whom we owe the wel
fare of the world today.”
Delegates Make Pilgrimage.
About 120 visiting Latin-American
delegates made the pilgrimage to Ar
lington and Mount Vernon as the
guests of The Evening Star, stopping
off in historic Alexandria before
proceeding to the home of Washing
ton for a noonday dinner at the
George Mason Hotel. The delegates
last night were guests of the Na
tional Press Club at dinner and later
of the Washington Times-Herald at
a Keith Theater party.
Arlington, the shrine of America’s
Unknown Soldier and preservers of
the Union, was the first destination
of the Latin-American pilgrims. After
placing a wreath on the tomb of the
Unknown Soldier Senor Lindo made
the following brief address:
“It is indeed difficult for me to find
words to express the real significance
that this act involves, when my fel
low delegates tp the Third Pan-Amer
ican Commercial Conference have ap
pointed me to render this humble
tribute to the memory of those who
so gloriously and unselfishly rendered
their lives for humanity.
Pays Tribute to Heroes.
“It is to these brave men that we
owe ihe welfare of the world today,
and it would be selfish of us to deny
them a thought in these moments
at the dosing of the Pan-American
Conference, where we have met in
an effort to unite our continent com
mercially by disclosing the barriers
and obstacles that may exist in our
daily transactions.
“In the name of all the countries
represented by us here and in the
name of the Pan-Americanism that we
are striving to achieve, I beg you,
gentlemen, a thought and a prayer
for the heroes who gloriously spared
their lives for our well-being and that
of future generations.”
Inspect Mount Vernon.
Leaving behind them early in the
afternoon the scenes in Alexandria so
intimately associated with the AVash
ington family, the delegates followed
the historic route to Mount A'ernon.
There they inspected the stately co
lonial mansion, the garden of Martha
Washington and trod the paths that
Washington trod in his wanderings
over his Virginia estate.
The ceremonies at the tomb of
Washington were simple but impres
sive. The delegates stood in silent
reverence as Dr. Alfaro placed a
wreath on the tomb of the man who
won the first stroke for independence
in the Western world. In doing so,
l)r, Alfaro said;
“A curent of noble Ideas swept
across Europe and America in the
last quarter of the eighteenth cen
tury and the first quarter of the nine
(Continued on Page 6, Column 3.)
Mrs. Martin, First Woman Candidate
for President, Favors 25 as Voting Age
BRIGHTON. England. May 7 G4>).—
Mrs. Victoria Claflin Woodhull Mar
tin, the first woman candidate for the
Presidency of the United States—ln
1872—and long a fighter for equal
suffrage, believes that 25 Is plenty
young enough for men and women to
obtain the franchise.
In 1872 Mrs. Martin carried the
banner of equal suffrage in Maine and
California as presidential candidate of
the Equal Rights party, and at 88 she
Is still interested in promoting the
emancipation of women.
“I want women to have the vote
as soon as thejgftifre fit to use it,” Mrs.
Martin told a|cor respondent for the
Associated Press, "but I do not be
lieve in forced Jnaturlty. Twenty-five
is youog enoiwh for persons of both
•exes so exercfce the franchise/'
“From Press to Home
Within the Hour"
The Star is delivered every evening and
Sunday morning to Washington homes at
60 cents per month. Telephone Main 5000
and service will start immediately
UP) Meant Associated Press. FIVE CENTS.
Boy High Jumpers
Break Left Wrists
In Similar Falls
! By the Associated Press.
RAWLINS, Wyo., May T.—Prac
; ticing the high jump preparatory
to entering a track meet here to
day. Robert Anderson and Fern
Hudley, local high school boys, fell
and broke their left wrists.
Both cleared the bar at 5 feet.
Anderson jumped first, snapping a
bonj in his wrist in the drop, and
Hudley met a similar accident im
mediately afterward.
Moves to Restrict Actions
and Allow Trade Repre
sentation Defeated.
The movement designed to restrict
the activities of the Citizens’ Ad
: visory Council and to give represen
tation on it to the trade and labor
organizations of the District, were
definitely and most vigorously killed
last night by the Federation of Citi
zens’ Associations. Moreover, the
federation placed an interpretation on
the council’s organic act which im
poses in it, not only the power to act
in an advisory capacity to the District
Commissioners, but “full authority to
perform any other acts’’ in general
harmony with the purpose for which
it was created.
Bitter arguments, involving person
alities and many parliamentary
maneuvers preceded the federation’s
final action, which is regarded as a
complete answer to those who have
criticized the council and sought to
circumscribe its work.
Votes Are Overwhelming.
With overwhelming votes, the fede
ration rejected an amendment to the
organic act of the council, proposed
by William McK. Clayton, which
would have placed on it representa
tives of the Washington Board of
Trade, Chamber of Commerce, Mer
chants’ and Manufacturers’ Associa
tion and the Central Labor Union,
and an amendment which originated
in the West End Citizens' Association,
intended to preclude the council from
doing anything except advising the
Commissioners upon matters affecting
the municipal government. It also
voted down another amendment,
which it had previously indorsed,
stipulating that the actions of the
council shall not be construed as ex
pressive of the views of the federa
tion. and adopted as a substitute, a
resolution, laudatory in the defense
of the council, and approving the gen
eral scope of the work it has under
The substitute was introduced and
engineered through the federation by
Jesse C. Suter, its former president.
It encountered many obstacles in the
form of proposed amendments, and
provoked heated debats, chiefly he.
tween Mr. Suter and Mr. Clayton. In
adopted form, however, the resolution
was substantially as presented, it hav
ing lost only one minor paragraph,
which was objected to by Charles I.
Stengle because he said it cast a re
flection on the law and legislation com
mittee, of which he is chairman.
Rrsulution in Full.
The resolution, in full, follows:
“Whereas certain amendments pro
posed to the organic act creating the
Citizens’ Advistory Council clearly in
dicate a misconception of the funda
mental principles involved in the
erection of this unofficial city council
and a further lack of understanding
of the complete adequacy of the pro
visions of the said organic act, and;
"Whereas both the Federation of
Citizens’ Associations and the Citizens'
Advisory Council suffer in their pres
tige by reason of such misconceptions,
it is fitting that a clear statement be
adopted by this federation and spread
in full on the journal,
“Therefore, be it resolved, by the
Federation of Citizens’ Associations in
regular meeting assembled this
seventh day of May. 1927. that we do
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Delirious Woman Jumps Out of
Window and Walks Off.
Allie Ridgely, 27 years old, jumped
out of a window,in the contagious dis
ease ward at Garfield Hospital last
night and was taken into custody
while walking on Eleventh street be
tween Florida avenue and U streets.
Noticing the young woman attired
in hospital clothes with a blanket over
her shoulders, Alfred Mendelson, 219
First street, notified the police of the
eighth precinct, resulting in her re
turn to the hospital. Police were in
formed that the young woman was in
a delirious condition following a siege
of scarlet fever.
Scholarship Award to Result in
Exchange With Scandinavia.
NEW YORK. May 7 OP).—The
American-Scandinavian Foundation to
day announced the award of $70,000 in
scholarships for an exchange of stu
dents between America and the Scan
dinavian countries of Europe.
Nine American students will go
ibroad and more than 30 Scandinaviana
will come to the United States in the
largest exchange of students ever
made at one time between America
and the northern European countries.
Dr. Henry Goddard president
of the foundation, said.
Mrs. Martin was seated with her
daughter. Miss Virginia Woodhull, in
their apartment. Time has not
dimmed the eyes of this spirited
woman, who. with her sister, the- late
Lady Cook, formerly Tennessee Claf
lin, was the first woman broker In
New York, and lectured in support
of equal suffrage and eugenics before
they both came to England.
The interviewer asked:
“But what of yourself at 21?'*
“I was, making history when I was
21,’* Mrs. Martin replied, “but I was
a wife when little more than a child.
My son was born when I was very
“But what about your daughter?”
Mrs. Martin was asked, “surely she
was flt to vote at 41 1."
“Certainly not,” replied.
Conference to Open Three-
Day Session Tomorrow to
Discuss Problems.
, Contemporaneous Development of
Maryland and Virginia Suburbs
to Be Debated.
This National Capital, which is
now experiencing the period of great
est development in the century and
a quarter of its history, with at least
$200,000,000 of Federal and District
| money to be spent during the next
10 years in permanent capital im
provements, is to take another long
5 step during this week toward ac
-1 complishment of a most pretentious
■ program of building.
- The nineteenth national conference
1 on city planning will be in session
1 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and
' the co-operating and allied sixteenth
1 convention of the American Institute
. of Architects will be in session for
f three days, starting Wednesday.
s Leaders in city planning work from
i all over the country, men who have
; done the biggest things in municipal
) and regional development, beautifi
cation, embellishment and properly
laying out the growth of the greatest
cities on this hemisphere, experts on
. particular phases such as landscaping,
. architecture, regional planning, zon
! ing and traffic problems are here for
i the conference. One entire session
. is to be devoted to a broad-gauged
l consideration of the development of
. the National Capital and its environs.
Visioning City’s Future.
1 This means laying plans and work
• ing on a program for the "Greater
J Washington,” which will encompas
! contemporaneous development of the
• .Maryland and Virginia suburbs—the
• spreading out of Washington City—
• making it more than ever a meeting
• place for all the people of these
' United States and one of the out
standing cities of the world, peerless
in physical attractiveness, because It
, has carried forward on a definite plan
_ started by Washington with the co
] operation of Maj. L’Enfant. It means
visioning Washington’s future and
. enlarging the city with the beet
. talent of all the country focused on
this Capital, which President Cool
’ idge described as "a soul city.’*
j Only a few years since, Washington
. irked and worried^long under a sue
cession of Congresses that narrow*
i mindedly and tight-flstedly grudging
ly gave the Capital City scant finances
for mere current costs of existence,
’ ignoring necessary improvements for
the future that it might continue to
command world attention as the most
beautiful capital, a visual representa
tion of the wealth, power, tast9 and
patriotism of the greatest nation in
the world. Gradually a better feeling
has been promoted in Congress, as
the lawmakers have come to realize
the growing love of all the people for
their Capital and their willingness
and eagerness to contribute towards
its embellishment. The coming here
this week of these leaders in civic
development, from all over the coun
try, and their concentrating upon “the
development of the National Capital
and its environs,” will mean that a
better knowledge of what is being
done here wall be taken back to the
people in all parts of the United
States by men who are recognized as
speaking with authority, as experts,
and the result must be to greatly in
crease the national interest in the
steady improvement of Washington.
Organized in Capital.
i The National Conference on City
Planning was organized 19 years ago
—here in Washington. It is now com
ing back here to plan for the future
of a Greater Washington after having
met In 1$ of the most important cities
j throughout the country. It is coming
j here on invitation of the committee
! of one hundred on the Federal city of
the American Civic Association, of
which Frederic A. Delano is chairman
as well as president of the American
Civic Association. John Nolen, presi
dent of the National Conference on
City Planning, will preside at the ses
sions w'hich are to be held in the
Wardman Park Hotel, and an inter*
esting feature will be "Round Table”
discussions at breakfast, luncheon an<t
dinner. '
Washington’s appeal to the Nation*
is visualized in an extensive exhibit,
which is conspicuous among the hand*
some displays of other large cities m
the west lobby of the Wardman Park
Hotel. The outstanding attraction in
the District section is a painting of
the new Arlington Memorial Bridge as
it will appear when completed.
Charles Moore, chairman of the
Commission of Fine Arts, and for
more than a quarter of a century a
devoted worker for consistent carry
ing out of the Washington L’Enfant
plan, will speak tomorrow evening on
“The Planning of a Capital City as
Illustrated by Washington.”
Speeches on Tuesday.
The Greater Washington session ijf
scheduled for Tuesday evening, with
Maj. Gen. Edgar Jadwin, presiding.
The speeches at this meeting will be
as follows:
“The Development of the Plan of
Washington.” Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant,
3d, executive officer, National Capital
Park and Planning Commission, illus
trated with lantern slides.
“The Part of the Municipal Authori
ties,” Lieut. Col. J. Franklin Bell,
Engineer District Commissioner. 1
“The Nation’s Interest in the Na
tion’s Capital.” Frederick A. Delano,
president of the American Civic Asso
ciation and member of the National
Capital Park and Planning Commie*
“The Public- Buildings Program,’*
Edward H. Bennett, consulting archi
tect to the Secretary of the Treasury,
—illustrated with plana and draw
ings. >'
“The Aesthetic Value of City Plan
ning in the National Capital, Milton
C. Medary, Jr., president of the Amer
ican Institute of Architects and mem
ber of the National Capital Park
and Planing Commission.
“The Importance of Community
Recreation Centers in Connection With
Park Development,” Frederic Law Olm
sted. former member of the McMillan
Commission of 1901, ex-president hi
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