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(0. 8. W?*th«*r Bureau Koreesvt.l
Showers and cooler tonight, tomor
row partly cloudy.
Temperatures: Highest, 87. at 3 45
p.m. yesterday; lowest, 71, at 12:30 a m.
Full report on page 9.
Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 14 and 15
Non "71? Entered as second cljss matter
O. i>U, I !«• post office. Washington. D. (’,
Naseiai Beach Chosen for
Runway—Hop to Be Made
at 11 P.M. Capital Time.
Ulm Fraises U. S. Aides for Bring
ing Big Craft Through Tropi
cal Storm.
|sr «>1» Associated P:TS“
SUVA Fiji Islands. June 6—The
Southern Cross will hop off at 3 p in.
t imorrow from the bearh at Naseiai. it>
mile? from here, on its 1.750-mile flight
to Brisbane. Australia, Flight Com dr
Charles Kingsford-Smlth announced
te ThS n Suld be 7 o'clock Wednesday
•Ptrht. Pacific Coast time.
Hi< announcement was made after a
v ?hc four fivers who brought
the n are here from Oakland. Calif., at
Ihich CharlVs Ulm. co-pilot gave a
t i?id acSSint of their fight with storms
on the flight from the Hawaiian Island,
to Suva.
Has Three-Mile Stretch.
southern Cross, loaded with
8 Ji\ gob gallons of gasoline and oil.
IS require a straight levelrun of con
siderable length, much S™*£ -
the 450-vard stretch on the
landed in Albert Park Tuesday tMon
ea J- SeSh S?Tand a suee miles long,
described by Kingsford-SmKb j* equa
to the best nmwav in the world. ser
X £ the Southern Cross to the «tr to
continuation of its long will ’
The Government yacht Fwneer
leave at 7:30 am. tomorrow <11.30 am.
Wednesday Pacific coast timet for . - ,
JiM carrying SOO gallons of petrol ana
a supply of lubricating oil.
Americans to Continue Trip.
Harrv W. Lyon, who navigated the j
plane from Oakland to Hawaii. thencc
to Suva, and James Warner. radioman.
are to accompany Kingsford-Smlth and
Ulm to Brisbane at least. This an
nouncement quieted rumors that th
two Americans were to be dropped from
the expedition in Suva .
The two pilots are not expected to
have any trouble hitting Australia un
less they encounter tropical storms. ;
Their problem will be mwely to stay
in the air until they strike the bread
front of their homeland. Th*s point
9f contact should be at Brisbane_
From Brisbane they are to fly 500
in ilea southward, either along the coas*
>r over mountain ranges to Sydney, tne (
finish post of iheh 7 *OO-mile course
icrosi the Pacific Ocean from Oak»wl
Ulm described a phase of the flight
that was fraught with many perils.
“I am telling you on behalf of myself
and “Smithy’ that we would have been
verv cold meat but for the aid of our
i*o American friends, Harry Lyon, nav- ,
tgator, and James Warner, radio oper- ■
the roar of the plane s 660- i
horsepower motors, the plane s small}
cabin deafened with the roar of .he,
motors, trying to send and receive twdio
messages 100 per cent efficient, 4 000 to
5.000 miles away.
Praises Warner s SkiZL
• Jim Warner possessed no mean skill
and was full of courage in getting back
to the old sea dog again Warner was
a former steamship radio operator). ,
-Night before last in the middle of i
the Pacific the fates were not with us.
We struck bad weather. Our job
vis intricate. The direction was taken j
from the hands of the navigator. The j
w;id flying was getting to the stage \
Tnh“f ( ‘ one might just go mad. Smith
was doing skillful flying dodging storm
t ioudh turning right angles when flying
100 miles an hour
The navigator’s skill, resource and
initiative were shown when, after all
these quick movements throughout the
right. that n.e could plot out our posi
tion and when we came out of the mess
v~i say; Here, boys here’s where you
are x , .
‘That wc came through was not luck
Get the right men and equipment, co
ordinate them and you will get
Lauded by Legislative Council.
The fivers have received no end of
truss.'- from tne native and European
merits ol u. Fiji Islands since the
pi 4s * e landed .. re The legislative coun
cil of tne Fiji British colony adopted a
formal resolution congratulating Capt.
and his companion*
on their safe arrival,
Oov Hutson, voicing an expression of
8 npreciatiofi, said that the British em
pre was proud of the performance of
tine Southern Cross and its crew.
Even the native Fijians came forth
w/h honors for the flyers During a ha.,
given in the Grand Pacific Hotel, Fi
er.ief* staged the impressive Quaki
qalovi ceremony in which they pre
sented to the airmen the coveted Tabua
whales teeth To receive .such a gift
is the highest honor a Fijian chief can
In checking tiieir plane for the Brie
bar,*- hop the aviators found that the
Southern Cross arrived licre with only
SO gallons of gasoline remaining in its
teak It was estimated this supply would
ioave wept the -hip in Uie air only about
j,;. Ciour The tank* contained about
1 i"(t gaJiont at the atari of the 3,131-
tnh* flight from Kauai. Hawaii

tJr*»b> to Ris*- From Ground With
H»lf of Necessary I>*ad of
»> n>* Aw. ««ce Free*
MEXICO CITY June fi El Vu -
vt-mi today *aid Cap) Emilio Carranza
night Mart fiom Tampko imtead of
Mexico City on r.,s flight to Washing
’ ton HU plar.< in making a text failed
to rice from the ground with naif the
pjad of gasoline necessary lo carry him
to Washington
Exrelaior. the newspaper sponsoring
trie fiigiit announced tiiat the hop-oil
J»a* taeen postponed for several <lay» be
«au»<- President Coolidge would be awa*
from Washington. The Mexican fo
*,g«, office advised the sponsor* that it
Kit deb:able hi await Mr Cooildge's
»«»urr. tince he desired to greet Cap
f Carrenx* aa pmldent Call** did Col
X»a<lia Programs Page l(J
Amelia Earhart and Com
panions Ready as Soon as
Weather Changes.
Br th<* Associated Pres*.
TREPASSEY. Newfoundland. June 6
—Last-minute preparations for the at
tempt of the monoplane Friendship to
cross the Atlantic were made today.
Only a strong wind from the north
northwest delayed the start,
j The three flyers. Miss Amelia Ear
hart. Wilmer Stultz. pilot, and Louis
Gordon, mechanic, had a god sleep last
night and awoke with renewed determ
ination to get away as soon as a
moderation or shift of the wind should
make it safe to try to lift the plane
j with its heavy load of gasoline from
the harbor and head it out over the
ocean. Early in the forenoon Stultz
and Gordon went out to the plane.
More Fuel to Be Added.
Although the refuelling was thought j
to have been completed yesterday, they
decided to put a little more gasoline j
aboard. They attended also to a few ;
other details of final preparations. Miss
Earhart did not go to the plane with
them at that time.
To make a safe take-off the Friend
ship would have to head eastward out
through the narrow harbor mouth. But j
with the wind out of the west and on ‘
; their tail, a take-off away from the j
wind was considered hazardous for the i
heavily loaded plane.
During the morning Stultz and
Gordon examined the harbor in the!
hope of locating a spot protected from'
the cross wind, where a take-off could
be made in safety. • The wmd was
sweeping across the harbor in such
! direction that the pilot found it would
be impossible for the monoplane to
; make the long run necessary to take
.to the air without risking an upset
from a broadside blow.
The pontoons, which add the greatest
factor of safety for the ocean flight, also
make a take-off difficult and conditions
needed to be just right before the big j
monoplane could break the suction ol j
the water on her smooth boatlike sup
ports and rise into the air.
The mystery which surrounded early |
| preparations for the flight continued.
Flyers Are Reticent.
The flyers were reticent in discussing j
their plans. They said they had not ]
| definitely decided where they would j
' land; that they were not seeking pub
| deity; that their flight was a private
venture and that they did not care to
give out information
Miss Earhart said shq had found the
flight, so far. very enjoyable. She is
looking forward eagerly to being the
first woman to fly the North Atlantic
and seems little daunted by the fact
that three other women have lost their
j lives in similar attempts. She said that
although she had done a great deal of
flying, she had never before been on
;: a long flight.
! Newfoundlanders, who have seen the
start of many transatlantic flights dur
ing the last few years, have found the
mystery surrounding the Friendship’s
, rt tempt .something new. Although the
, 1.000 gallons of gasoline from which
, the plane refueled were shipped here
; for that purpose nearly a month ago.
; the knowledge did not become public
until Sunday, when the flight started
k from Boston.
; Mabel 801 l and Thea Ra*< he Not Yet
Ready to Start.
1; NEW YORK June 6 O Pi With Miss
- Amelia Earhart delayed at Trepassey.
Newfoundland by unfavorable winds
i for her take-off in the monoplane
i Friendship, i v.o other women were
pushing plans here for transatlantic
i ! flights.
j The monoplane Columbia, in which
- Charles Ix-vine and Clarence Chamber*
:* lin flew to Germany last year, was re
y \ ported ready for the ocean flight Miss
s Mabel 801 lis planning, and Miss Thea
i * Rase he. the German aviatrix. received
t; from the builders the liellanca plane
in which she hopes to fly to Germany
Miss Boil was elated wnen she learn
ed that the take-off of the Friendship
had been delayed.
"That’s good new* for me Maybe
111 be first after all," she said.
hllll Needs Pilot.
There were still several matters for
t)fi to settle, however, before * In* could
Mart her ocean attempt Khe has not
definitely chosen a pilot, although
Charles la* BoutiHier British war flyer,
< Continued on Page 4, Column 4 >
Voliva Insists World h FI at as pi ate.
Fears Byrd Will Fly Off Edge at Pole
I i
1 | O} I*!* ('if**
NEW YORK, June 6 - Wilbur Olefin |
: Vollva who firmly believe* U»e earth ;
la nut, Kars COfndr Kiel turd E Byrd j
will fly off the edge of It, should he
crows the Antarctic plateau
1 I "If (4y/'i fibs over tliofee icy moun*
talue: " he ssid, "I m afraid lie'll never
1 oome bac k "
(The overseer of 7Aan City, 111 who
returned on the lAcont* yesterday
from a four-month lour of Europe, *«•
J, larged upon hi* theory of the earth be
ing flat, I
©he ffoeuitta Jskf.
Soviet Message Intended for
Italia Mistaken for Word
From Crew.
lb' the Associated Pro**.
MOSCOW. June 6.—Elation in Mos
cow caused by a growing belief that
the missing dirigible Italia had come
down on Franz Josef Land, east of
Spitzbergen, gave way to vague doubts
today when at least one of the SOS
messages thought to have been picked
up in Siberia turned out to be false.
It appeared that the Murmansk sta
tion which yesterday reported hearing
the Italia mistooß radio instructions
from here concerning rescue plans for
the Italia call.
Failure of the big Siberian stations,
which have been calling Nobile regu
’arly at intervals of 10 minutes, to
secure a response has caused further
Still the most noted Russian Arctic
explorers, such as Vlze and Zamuy
lowich, cling to the idea that the Italia
came down on Franz Josef Land and
that the first message reported to have j
been picked up regarding this in north ;
: Dvinsk was genuine.
The Soviet rescue commission has de- j
cided to conUnue its preliminary prepa
i rations to search Franz Josef Land and
i Nova Zemlya.
The powerful Ice-cutter Maligin,
bearing the plane UL-3. will proceed to
{the western shores of Nova Zemlya and
to Admiralty Peninsula. A base will
' be established at the northern end of
Nova Zemlya and the noted Russian
aviator. Chuchnovsky, will fly from
Leningrad. He will make a particularly
careful search around Cape Flora,
which Nobile knew and probably would
have tried hard to reach.
From Cape Flora, Chuchnovsky will
flv over Franz Josef Land, and will
| either land or drop provisions and med-
I ical supplies for the missing ship.
The Soviet rescue commission has ap
: pointed three leaders for Us expedition,
I Prof. Vize. Arctic explorer; Chuchnov
' sky and Capt. Anufriev.
j Trip From West Spitzbergen Give* No
Clue to Nobile.
OSLO, Norway. June 6 < A *).—Advices
from Spitzbergen today said Lieut.
Luetzow Holm, Norwegian flyer, had
made one flight in search of the missing
j dirigible Italia and found nothing.
I Holm, the first flyer to try to find
the Italia from the air. operated from
the .sealing ship Hobby, now off north
ern coast of West Spitzbergen.
Ice-Breaker Find* No Trace; Alpinists’
Hunt Futile.
KINGS BAY, Spitzbergen, June 6 UP).
. —The Ice-breaker Braganza, which to
-5 day, was off North Cape. North East
, Land, found no clue to Nobile along the
, northern coast of West Spitzbergen
, The ship found messages indicating
another expedition seeking the Italia
: had been unsuccessful. This expedition
l i of four Alpinists guided by a hunter
named Kremer took an easterly course
overland from Kings Bay.
Another wide territory will b- explored
by Capt. Sort and four Alpine troops
who were landed by the Braganza on
1 New Friesland This peninsula sepa
rates Widje Fjord from Hinlopen Strait.
• The Soviet meteorological station in
s i Siberia and two other Siberian stations
* j reported hearing what was believed to
5 j be an SOS from the Italia. The trawler
; Loutehinsk, off the Murman coast, re
? ported hearing ealls believed to be from
' the airship,
Conrad Carcone, an Italian of Provl
-1 deuce, R. I, thinks that radio operators
■ misinterpreted one work in a message
' i received in Sweden and believed to
B j bear on the fate of the Italia. The mes
* l sage was reported to be "Italia Nobile
5 ! H O R, Klngsbay east radio Bordeaux."
6 ; Carcone suggests the last word should
have been read "Bordo," an Italian
J : word meaning "all well on board."
“ Lo* Angeles Will Not Hunt.
| By l»i» Aosie nit* il l*n »»
j Secretary Wilbur said yesterday the
r | Navy Department tias no intention at
l present of sending the dirigible Los
f - j Angeles in search of the lost airship
1 Italia lr» the Arctic region, terming
such action impracticable with present
i scant information,
I "The world U fiat a* a [date and as
round," he asserted "There's a North
Pole, certainly, In the center of that
[date, and the sun move# around It
like an orange
"Rut you'll notice that the »un never
goes any farther north than the Tropic
of Cancer, and never any farther south
than the Tropic of Capricorn This
business of the sun setting and the sun
ilslng Is only an optical Illusion 1<
doesn't prove that the earth la round ”
Vol.'s said h* expected to follow all
developments of the Byrd expedition
i with intern* lutvi eat.
$731,087 IS SPENT
More Than Half of Amount Is
Expended in Support of
Kenny Contracts With City of
New York Under Scrutiny
of Probers.
By ths Asgor’iatfil Pip**.
Making its final pre-convention re
port, the Senate investigating commit
| tee today listed the campaign expendi
| turns of all presidential candidates in
both parties at $731,087,75, of which
amount more than half was attributed
I ' to Secretary Hoover.
The expenditures of Hoover for the
II Republican presidential nomination
were placed at $380,822.11. He headed
I the list of 15 candidates examined by
j the committee, which has concluded its
■ work uf*»il after the convention, when
j it will examine election campaign ex
i penditures as well as other primary ex-
I penses.
■ The statement given out by Chair
! man Steiwer today showed the follow
-1 ing receipts and expenditures for the
I Candidate. Receipts Expenditures.
• Hoover $339.0*8."1 ISBO.R2MI
' Dawes 579.50 579.50
i Lov den 68,133.20 00.932.90
! Watson 35.851.00 30.472 76
Willis 01.037 77 00.760 52
Curtis 12.355.00 11.539.67
Goff None 2.979.66
Norris None 6.282 00
Hitchcock 105 00 1.744 05
Pomerene None 100.00
Smith 130,911.40 131.471 04
Reed 41.430.64 38.752 79
Walsh 1.257.00 1,090 35
Hull 1,845.00 845 00
Geores None 115.00 i
Expenses Exceed Receipts.
The figures showed that expenditures
j had exceeded the receipts in the case
of 10 of the candidates. Hoover’s ex
penditures were approximately $50,000
greater than his receipts, while Gov.
Smith's campaign cost about $559 more
than was contributed. Pour of the i
candidates had no receipts.
Four of the candidates spent less j
than they received, and for the entire |
list the excess of expenditures amount
ed to a little less than $50,000. Thel
i receipts totaled $683,023.72, according ;
j to committee figures.
1 The campaign of one candidate, j
t Vice president Dawes, cost just what i
j was contributed. $579.50.
Details of contracts made by various |
departments of the New York City gov- '
ernment with corporations controlled. ;
respectively, by William H. Todd and
Wilfiam F. Kenny, ardent sunporters
of the candidacy of Cfov. Smith, were
inquired into today by the committee.
Boat Repairs Costs.
Albert Goldman, city commissioner
of plants and structures, which con
trols operation of the municipal ferry
system and maintenance of the boats,
told the committee that a total of $12,-
522,102 had been expended by his de
partment on boat repairs since July 1,
1918. Os that amount, he added, the
Todd Co. had been awarded $2,290,926.
Goldman also gave figures on traffic
control signal contracts let since the
same date, putting the figure at $509,- !
714. Os that work the Kenny Co. was |
awarded $40,511 in contracts and the |
Hickey Co., allied with the Kenny in- 1
terests, S2O.
Tells of Contracts.
Fire Commissioner John J. Dorman j
placed the total of contracts and "open i
market orders" given by his depart-1
ment since January 1, 1918, and in
cluding June 5, 1928. at $7,926,356. Os
that sum the Todd Dry Dock Corpora
tion had received a total of $293,559 in
j contracts, while the Kenny concern
J (Continued on Page 2, Column ST)
Secretary Suggests Honduran-
Guatemalan Dispute Be Aired
Before Tribunal.
i • By the Associated Press.
I i The suggestion that the centuries-old
‘ boundary controversy between Hon
' duras and Guatemala be submitted to
arbitration by the International Cen
tral American tribunal established In
i 1923 has been made to those coun
tries by Secretary Kellogg.
A communication, transmitted by (he
American Ministers to Guatemala and
i Honduras to the ministers for foreign
% affairs of those governments yester
> day. was made public at the State De
r partmenl today. In it Secretary Kel
logg suggested that the tribunal be
l fully empowered to fix a common
boundary between .he countries, taking
- into consideration 'he political, eco
-4 nomlc and commercial interests of both
! states.
> This move is understood to have
- been taken by Secretary Kellogg in
? view of the failure of efforts to fix
' a provisional boundary carried on
1 through the mediation of Roy T. Da
i vis, United States Minister to Costa
Secretary Kellogg's letter suggested
that the tribunal be empowered to fix
a common boundary between the coun
tries, determine the amount of com
• pensatlon, if any, to be paid by either
party, and that the decisions be con
, elusive and binding Under the pro
posal I lie mixed commission would be
I reconvened for the drawing up and j
f j’he signing of the protocol.
j Tin * Honor System lor
Slews pa per Headers
The Star is now distributing
the 6 :30 Edition and the Bane Hall
Final through the "Honor Bys- j
> tern” Racks licensed by the Dls- j
tricl Commissioners and creeled
on different street corners.
The Washington Newspaper
Publishers’ Association have In
spectors who are co-operating j
with ihe Police to prevent theft |
1 of papers from these racks
i 1
Nine Teachers, Including Principal, Pois
oned as Corps Celebrates First Drill
Victory in 14 Years.
! The celebration of its first competitive
drill victory in 14 years was clouded
j at Business High .School today when at
least nine teachers and more than 20
students became ill, either in class to
day or at their homes, following the an
nual cadet dinner served in the school
lunchroom last night following the con
| elusion of the drill at Griffith Stadium.
As a result of the illnesses, Allan
j Davis, principal, himself slightly ill, or
j dered an early dismissal of classes at
1 o’clock following the technical com -
I pletion of the day’s schedule. When
j the first illnesses were reported to Mr
s Davis he ordered an investigation of j
i the classes and as others were re
* ported to him he notified the District
| Health Department, which sent Dr.
j Harry A Ong to treat the stricken per
Six Bandits Get Nearly $65.-
000 in Spectacular Detroit
News Robbery.
| -
j By the Associated Press,
j DETROIT, June 6.—Six men armed
| with sawed-off shotguns held up more
j than 150 persons in the Detroit News
! Building shortly after 11 a.m. today and
! escaped in an automobile with a greater
j part of the newspaper's weekly pay roll,
j the total of which was $65,000.
The employes, many of them girls
I and women, were working at their desks
i in the business offices, on the s-eond
floor of the building, when the robbers
Jumping up on a counter, one of the j
bandits shouted orders for every one to
put up his hands. Another stood in
tbe center of the room flourishing a
shotgun, while a third stood at the door
way covering a dozen or more office
f boys and other employes who were lined
;up against the wall in the outer
| hallway.
Two other robbers vaulted over an
I eight-foot partition around the cash- :
t ter's cage, covered the four men in*
! side and began scooping up the money.
Girl Tries to Give Alarm.
About that time a Rirl employe
standing near a wall reached up to
pull a fire alarm and the robber on the
counter promptly tired two shots at
her, both of which lodged tn the wall.
As word that a robbery was under
! way spread to other parts of 4he build
ing other employes began rushing into
ike second floor hallway and the rob
bers, becoming nervous, started to
They had not obtained all the money
in the cashier's office and they dropped
some of their loot as they raced down
stairs and out of the building.
Three Are Shot.
George Barstead. a traffic officer on
| duty at the news comer, was probably
! fatally wounded and Patrolman Guvot
! W, Craig was shot in the foot in an
j exchange of shots in the street in front
of the building
I Joseph Worten, employed in the ad
vertising department, was shot In the
right hand and tn the leg by the ban
dits Worten was in the line of fire
in front of the building when Patrol
man Baarstead was shot, and received
several bullets
More than a dozen shots were ex
changed In tin* heavy traffic of l.afayette
boulevard, while a hundred or more
person* looked cm from the windows of
the News building and from doorways [
j and windows of other buildings,
The robbers' car, a sedan, proceeded |
down the street in the line of traffic
j wit h all four doors open and guns stick -
I ing out menacingly
Englishman Brings First Word in !
Mouth Concerning Rebel's
11 ,v IS* AHOi'ltiled t'n■«*
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, June 6 j
An Englishman returning it>>ui (he in-;
terior of Nicaragua brough back word
that Augusttru* Bamtlno, with a few fol
lowers, Is at Banta Crus, l# miles from
This ts the firs’ Informal toil regard
ing Msndtno's wheiealmuts which has
reached her* in a month.
sons and Dr. R. R Ashworth, chief
food inspector, to examine, so far as
possible, the evidence remaining o: last
night’s celebration supper.
The supper menu. The Star was told
today, included roast turkey, deviled
eggs, potato salad, apple pie and ice
cream. With the exception of the pie
and ice cream the entire meal was pre
pared in the Business High School
lunch room. Mrs H, F. Smith, faculty
chairman of the lunch room committee,
explained that the turkeys were killed
Saturday, placed on ice until Monday, j
when they were cooked. The potato
salad ami deviled eggs, she said, were
prepared at 10 o'clock yesterday morn
Some of the students, it was learned,
became ill at their homes last night
(Continued on Page 2, Column 6 )
Nearly a Million Persons See
Historic Epsom Race Won
by Felstead.
I»> Hip Associated Pres*.
EPSOM, England. June 6 Felstead, j
owned by Sir Hugo CunlifTe-Owen, won
(lie historic English Derby at Epsom
Downs today.
Flamingo, owned by Sir Lawrence
Phillips, was second, and Black Watch, |
owned by L. Newmann. was third '
Felstead’s victory was before a rec
ord crowd of nearly one million specta
tors, who massed historic Epsom Downs.
It was estimated that at least $15,000,-
000 was wagered on the race including
the great Calcutta sweepstakes.
Felstead. by Spurn Kop out of Folk-;
ington. was a rank outsider In the turf ;
classic. Nineteen horses ran. Felstead.
a 33-to-l shot, won bv a length and a
Six lengths separated Flamingo,
j which was quoted at 9 to 2. and Black
Watch, which was 33 to 1
Sire Won in 1910.
In winning the great race, which was
1 witnessed by a huge crowd. Felstead j
duplicated the performance of his sire.
Spton Kop, which captured the Derby
iin 1920 Spion Kop also won over a
field of 19
Trainloads of racing enthusiasts were
poured into Epsom for the Derby
By noon more than a hundred special
trains had left Victoria and Charing
• Cross stations and electric trains were
leaving London Bridge station every few
minutes Tramloads of racing fans also
' came from the west and north of Eng
; land Airplanes brought many parties
from the continent
Roads Are Jammed.
A rainbow bridged the skies just after
j dawn. Then a thin drizzle fell for at.
hour. Afterward the skies cleared and
i the first motor coaches began to arrive
! from London.
I The prospect of a fair afternoon
j rtatted a big trek by road and the
i winding Surrey highways were soon
! jammed with Cockney donkey eaits.
| decorated lorries, luxurious motor
coaches, cyclists and pedestrians, all
I converging on Epsom Downs
I The Derby throng is England's moat
i jovial crow d and the open spaces around
! the stands were like a gigantic county I
I fair.
! Today s Derby was the I4ftth running j
of the great classic. Borne of the thou- j
| sands that eagerly watched the horses i
I thundering down the stretch had spud i]
i 24 hours camped out tn gypav fashion j:
[while virtually every one had a bet, h
small or large on the race.
Last year when Call Boy, owned by
Frank Curaon. swept to victory in the
record-making time of 3 minutes 34 2*5
! seconds, Col. Charles A Lindbergh was I
; present as (lie guest of Lord Lonsdale.
I Pa pi Held at KlUa Island on In- j
come Tax Count.
I new YORK, June « 1 4" Alleged
, failure to account to the Federal Gov
ernment for income received in the
United Mates was the reason given to
day by Immigration Commissioner Day
for detaining at Ellis island Oennaro
Fa pi, Italian conductor of the Metro
politan Opera tor 14 year*.
Papl arrived trnm Italy yesterday
aboard the Unci Batumi*.
The only evening paper
in Washington with the
Associated Ptess news
Yesterday’s Circulation, 104,485
</P) Means Associated Press. TW O CENTS.'
McCarl’s View of Welch In
crease Does Not Prevent
Two Boosts.
The Welch salary increase law can in
no way interfere with promotions which
were due at this season of the year in :
the Government service, it was made j
increasingly clear today, as Federal |
bureaus worked ahead on the efficiency'
ratings as of May 15. on which new i
promotions are to be made.
This means that many Government
workers will be entitled to a double pay i
increase. Including both the Welch bill j
raise and the regular promotion in- j
Whether the employes will get this
double increase depends largely upon
the administrative officers, however, as
upon these officers depends not only the
granting of efficiency ratings, but also
! the discretion of making promotions.
Promotions Due.
The McCarl interpretation of the
Welch law hinted at the fact that ad- *
mlnistrative officers can make regular '
promotions at this season, but it was
learned authoritatively today from the *
General Accounting Office that this
position m definitely assumed there.
This points directly to the means by
which administrative officers arc to
make their necessary promotions, in
addition to the Welch law—by observ- j
mg the old average provision
In other words, the administrative
officers will have available at the be
ginning of the new year. July l, their
appropriations for salaries for the en
tire vear They know about how much
and how manv increases they could al
low among their employes had the
Welch bill not passed. These increases
thev will now be allowed to go ahead
and make. But they must keep within
the average provision and not incur a
. deficit, for which there is a penalty
Deficit Complicated.
The matter of incurring a deficit *
however, will be somewhat complicated'
as to computation because of the fac’!
that the operation of the Welch act
will automatically increase a deficit
which Congress will be called upon to
clear up by appropriations in a de
ficiency bill.
The two operations are entirely sep
arate. it was explained, but are both
authorized by law. and will be ap
proved by Controller General McCarl
The Welch act promotions are manda
tory upon administrative chiefs, the -
other regular promotions are discretion- i
ary and based upon the efficiency I
ratings and availability of appropria
New efficiency ratings must be estab
lished as of May 15 of each vear. under
regulations of the Personnel Classifica
tion Board.
Chief .clerks of the Government de- j
partments and establishments held a
meeting for informal discussion of the
Welch act yesterday at the State De
partment. and agreed all was in readi
ness to proceed with making the neces
sary promotions under the Welch act
and the McCarl interpretation of it. i
• - . .
Two Portuguese Naval Officers Ar
rested as Revolt Planners.
LISBON. Portugal, June 6 UP> The
newspaper Diario Not tolas says that the
police, informed of fresh revolutionary
preparations, have arrested two naval
officers as members of a revolutionary
committee in Lisbon.
The officers were arrested at the home
of Dr Fetippe Mendes, a former j
political figure who is now living in
exile in Parts.

Polar Flyers Beach Holland.
AMSTERDAM. Holland. June S i4»>, '
Capt George Wilkin* and l teut Carl } 1
Etelson arrived in Amsterdam from
Brussels todav by airplane They plan :
to leave late this afternoon for London 1 I
‘Penalty” j
\ "(mitten Rule” Film j j
I'Mitomo nv ,
I'he Kvcning Star
I . . „ j j I
t lo further trathe safety is i
ijj bring shown today along with *
j: the regular program at \
The l eader *
Ninth St. NAN
! I
Alabama Expected to Yield to
California for Naming
of Secretary.
Texas Case Scheduled Before Com
mittee—26 Votes In
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., June 6.—Her
bert Hoover is to be the first candidate
for President placed in nomination at
i she Republican national convention,
unless the present plans of his cam
paign managers go awry. When the
roll of States is called. Alabama, first
on the list, will yield to California, and
California will present Hoover as its
candidate. John McNab Is to deliver
the nominating speech.
The Hoover organization appears to
be hitting on all four cylinders up to
date. The big test, and the final, in
t the contested delegate cases comes for
! the Hoover people today, when the
I Texas case comes before the Republican
national committee for consideration.
Predict Hoover Victory.
I . The anti-Hoover forces, which have
j been trimmed repeatedly In the dele
-1 gate contests during the last two days
;are bending every effort to break
nhrough and to seat the anti-Hoover
Texas delegates. The prediction by
I somc . of the committeemen, however,
i as the contest opened, was that the
j Hoover delegates would be seated, giv
j mg Mr. Hoover 26 more delegates on
the temporary roll of the convention.
j hp c ° n *f st goes tor Hoover,
,5 have gained about 70 votes In
e con tests- It has been dem
-1 ?^^ ate . d .? gain and a & ain that the ma
i e national committee stands
I the Secretary of Commerce. There
i are threats to take the fight over vari
ous delegations to the credentials com
: mittee, and if necessary to the floor of
I the convention. But the judgment of
| conservative members of the national
: committee is that the decisions of the
not 1)6 overthrown,
either in the committee on credentials
or in the convention itself, if the con
tests ever gets that far.
It s Hoover or Coolidge.’* according
” “*s* o **tj!* Republican leaders
gathered here. The Lowden and Dawes
supporters are keeping a stiff upper
Up and seeking to show that a deadlock
is Inevitable in the convention.
Farmers’ Demonstration.
* Bat some of the Lowden people are
feeling a bit low. They are doing their
best to retrace some of the steps by
i which they have become known as the
' anti-administration and anti-Coolidge
group, but with comparatively little
» success. While they still talk of a
1 farmers' demonstration in tc»nses City
| during the convention, there is some
soft peddling of earlier statements.
The Hoover people express confi
dence that President Coolidge will not
j and that he will so indicate either
| before the balloting begins or as soon
as tiie first delegate votes are cast lor
him in the convention. At present the
group of Midwest presidential candi
dates and their supporters are hopin',
for a working union with the ~draf,
Coolidge’’ leaders from the East, in
cluding Charles D. Hilies of New Yorl
and Henr > J Roraback of Connecticut
This is another reason for soft-ped
2"* propaganda
wntch has been put out recently b,
some of the farm leaders because o
! ?£° ot the McNary-Haugen farn
! a,d hill. A coalition of these forces 1
admittedly somewhat like mixing oi
, and water, difficult at best. There i.
j ao rhyme or reason for such a combina.
tion. except the desire to prevent thi
nomination of Mr. Hoover. * The effori
toward such a coalition has failed sig
nally in the national committee so fat,
which has been dominated by the Hoo
ver sentiment.
Hilies is still looking hopefully to
ward Washington. The big New York
delegation, 90 strong, is to caucus here
Monday afternoon, on call of Mr Hilies.
At that time, he said today, there would
be discussion of what the delegation
would do on the first ballot in the con
New York Split Likely.
It is likely, however, that the delega
; tion will be split on that ballot, as has
been the case with many New York
delegations to Republican national con
ventions in the past. Mr. Hilies’ in
formation is that 26 of the delegates
will vote for Mr. Hoover on the first
ballot. What the rest will do he did
not indicate.
In reply to a question as to whether
an effort would be made to nominate
Charles Evans Hughes of New York, in
case the President should be abso
; lutely unavailable. Mr, Hilies said he
had no further word from Mr Hughes,
beyond his early statement that he was
not a candidate and would not run. Mr
I Hughes, he pointed out, vs scheduled
to sail for Europe on June 16. The ex
pectation of Republican leaders is that
the convention will adjourn on June 15.
Secretary Mellon, chairman of the
Pennsylvania delegation. Is to arrtxe
here Monday. His advent will be
watched with keen interest, for Penn
sylvania is believed to be the key to
the situation which will race the dele
gates in the convention Frank O
lowden of Illinois will have the four
delegates at large from South Carolina,
for the opposition has withdrawn the
contest filed earlier Joseph W Tolbert,
the veteran national committeeman amt
boss of the Republican organisation in
(he ytate, has fawned Lowden for
President and it has been generally as
sumed that he would throw the dele
gation to the former Illinois governor.
Sitting until past the dinner hour last
night, tne national committee disposed
of the contests for the 12 delegates
from Mississippi By unanimous vote,
the committee seated the Perry Howard
delegates alter hearing both sides The
Howard delegates are favorable to ih
nomination of Mr. Hoover.
Louisiana Decision.
Not long before that decision was
rendered the committee had placed mi
the temporary roll Uv Hoover dele
gates from Louisiana With two excep
tions this means another 10 Hoover
vote* In the convention, It ih# action
of the national committee la ratified
by the convention The exception* were
Walter U Ckvhen and J H lowerv
of the sixth dl. met CVhen. colored,
controller of customs at New- Orleans,
led the oppoaltloo to the Hoover dele
gation and said he favored th' nomt
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