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MS FOR PARADE WILL BE RETAINED Gen. Stephan Says Inaugural March Will Not Be Cur tailed in Any Way. The inaugural parade—must spec tacular of the civic ceremonies to ac company the inaugurations of Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis—will not be curtailed, either in length or in time tequired to pass. Gen. Anton Stephan, chairman of the parade committee, an nounced today. After going over in detail with Lieut, j Col. U. S. Grant, 3d, chairman of the ; Inaugural committee, all the phases of , the conference Col. Grant had with Mr. ( Hoover last Tuesday. Gen. Stephan de- ; ciarcd today that the parade committee j will hold to its plans of more than a | fortnight's standing, including all the units that have been included in the j parade since the plans became definite, j This means, according to Gen. j Stephan's opinion, that the District of Columbia National Guard unit, about I whose participation there had been j some doubt, will be included in the line I of march. Although the parade had been planned to be about five miles in length and to take about three hours to pass a given point, it can be con tracted by moving its units closer to gether to fall well within the two-hour limit, set by Mr. Hoover. State floats will be invited unofficially, the commit tee announced, as the routine of passing State appropriations for this matter re quires a greater length of time than the inaugural committee can give. Stands to Seat 45,000. The impressive cavalcade, led by the new President, and comprising units from all the military services, will move j down Pennsylvania avenue toward the White House between rows of wooden grandstands, which will provide both in the lower and upper stretches of_ the historic Avenue seats for nearly 45.000 persons. The exact figures on seating capaeitv. as given out by Charles H. Thompkins. chairman of the grand stand committee, are for accommoda tions to seat 44.100 persons. Stands along the Avenue west of Thirteenth street, to Seventeenth street, where the parade will disband, are to be erected ■ on the responsibility of the committee, j while those from Thirteenth street east to the Peace Monument will be put up by contractors who will bid for the job. The type of stand and the prices to be charged for seats will be determined at a meeting early next week. Railroad companies operating into Washington and connecting with those roads which run to the Capitol have made special fare concessions to aid m bringing the expected throng of people to Washington for the inaugural. Henry j B. Spencer, chairman of the transpor- j tation committee, and former fuel ad ministrator, announced that the round trip fare from points cast of the Missis sippi to Washington would be only three-fourths of the normal round-trip rate, or a fare and a half. Arrange ments are also being made with roads west of the Mississippi for rate conces sions of similar character. In order that accommodations may be found for all who will not stop at hotels, Mrs. Virginia White Spec), chair man of the committee on housing and hospitality, is anxious that requests for reservations for the inaugural period be made as early as nosslble. Mrs. Speel is working on the>tmeory that her com mittee mav be /klled upon to handle 150.000 guests during the three days beginning March 2. Grandstand Group Named. Work on the grandstands is expected to begin about two weeks prior to the Inauguration. Mr. Tompkins announced the personnel of the grandstand com mittee as follows: Gen. Mason M. Pat rick, vice chairman in charge of con tracts and design: John G. Scharf, vice chairman in charge of construction: Engineer Commissioner William B. La due, Maj. D. A. Davison, Assistant Engineer Commissioner; Col. John W. Oehmann. inspector of buildings; George S. Watson, chief engineer Fire Depart ment: L-. A. Simon of the supervising j architect’s office, E. G. Marsh, engineer j Office of Public Buildings and Public Works; W. B. Putnam, president Put nam Construction Co.; George E. Wync, builder; F. F. Gillen, general superin tendent of Charles H. Tompkins Co., and Leo Raywid, designing engineer of the Tompkins company. Additional contributions to the in augural guarantee fund today follow: Isadore Freund, $25; Edward E. Clement, SSO; Dr. Cloyd H. Marvin, $200; Larz Anderson, $500; C. F. R. Ogilby, $100; Charles Moore, $25: Carl Hammel, $25: Dr. Frank W. Ballou. $25; Walter M. Ballard Co.. $100: Henry P. Blair, $250; G. N. Everett. $250; Capi tal Traction Co., $1,000; TheHecht Co., $1,000; Samuel J. Prescott Co., Inc., $500; Robert N. Harper, $200; Meyer’s Shop, $100; Mrs. Sydney Cloman. $100; O. H. P. Johnson, $100; C. K. Berry man SSO: H. Zirkin <fc Sons. Inc., SSO: A. Coulter Wells, $25, and Walter A. Brown, SIOO. SMALL RITES TOMORROW. Services for Union Army Veteran Will Be Private. Funeral services for William F. Small. • 84, Union Army veteran and retired j lawyer, who died at his home, 1315 ! Euclid street, Wednesday, will be con- i ducted at the residence tomorrow after- i noon at 1:30 q’clock. Services will be private. Interment will be in Arlington Cemetery. Mr. Small was retired from the prac tice of law about 10 years ago, was j past commander of Burnside Post, j G. A. R, and was a founder and first. president of the St,. Andrews Scottish ! Society. He was commended for j bravery and for rendering "extra j hazardous’’ service while serving as a dispatch bearer and sergeant major under Gen. Kilpatrick. December Circulation Daily... 103,595 Sunday, 109,777 District of Columbia, ss : LEPOY W. HERFON, Advertising Manager of THE EVENING and SUNDAY STAR, does soipmnly swaar tha' the actual number of copies of the paper named sold and dis tributed during the month of December, A.D. 1928. was as follows: DAILY. Days. Copies. Days. Copies. 1 10.7.212 17 107.072 3 108,081 18 KMi.fiH 4 13 in.i.fihi 5 107,393 20 liHi,Mt4 6 107.648 21 10.7.101 7 107.084 22 102.280 8 1 OS, I US 24 98.8.71 10 107.707 IS OMi 1:1 11 107.497 28 t. 101.2,07 32 107..',80 27 101.::.! 13 107..770 28 101.273 14 10,7.307 20 102.101 15 105,179 31 101 0.78 2,731.020 Less adjustments 41.1.-i Total daily net circulation ........2.093.100 Average bails’ net paid circulation. 102,008 Daily average number of copies for service, etc 089 Daily average net circulation 103,507 SUNDAY. Davs. Copies. Days. Copies. 2 112 19.7 23 110,775 9. 112.212 30 109.072 16 ltd, 480 5.77.71:: Less adjustments K.K53 Total Sunday net circulation 548.800 Average net paid Sunday circula tion 100,100 Average number of copies for serv ice, eic 017 Average Sunday net circulation t'iu.777 LEROY W. HERRON, Advertising Manager. Subsciibed and sworn to before me this llth or. of January. 1929. iSealo ELMER P. YOUNT. Notary Public. BYRD’S GOOD-BY TO THE WORLD 1 Comdr. Byrd delivering radio speech at Dunedin, New Zealand, before the ! City of New Y ork left for the great adventure in the Antarctic ice. —Wide World Photo. SOOTHSAYER FINED, SENTENCED 10 JAIL Colored Man’s “Medicine” for I “Breaking Spells” Bared by Maid. A trial suggestive of the "pow-wow” case at York. Pa., was heard in (he Dis trict of Columbia branch of Police Court this morning and resulted in the con viction of William L. George, colored, j 23, of the first block of I street north j east, after Judge John P. McMahon had rebuked the defendant, who styles himself as “professor,” for "posing as a soothsayer, palmist and crystal gazer, who imposes on the superstitious peo ple around town who are foolish enough to believe he can cast spells on them selves and others." George was convicted for practicing pharmacy without a right and sen tenced to 180 days in jail and fined S2OO. in default of which he will have !to serve 180 days more. In imposing i the maximum penalty, Judge McMahon characterized the case as the "most ag gravating one I have ever heard.’’ Held for Jury Trial, Too. An additional charge of practicing medicine without a license was pre ferred against the defendant, on which he was placed under SI,OOO bond for trial by jury. George's efforts to "cure" Teresa Patton, colored maid of a prominent local jurirft. who accompanied Detec tives Sanders and Mansfield of the headquarters narcotic squad in gather ing evidence, led to his arrest. The maid first visited George to cure a sickness which she told him was brought on by a spell cast over her by another colored maid, who was jealous of her job. The professor confirmed her suspicions that the sickness was caused by 'her rival "sprinkling down" powder to make Teresa sick, accordir g to the testimony. Pays SSO for Medicine. She paid SSO for two pink pills and a bottle of herbs, which the professor said she must take, otherwise snakes and frogs would grow inside of her, ac cording to testimony. When the treatment failed to relieve the patient she returned and paid $45 more for two bottles of medicine, one of which was to be poured, nine chops at a time, on her head, after the hair had been carefully parted in the center. A printed card on which George claims to have been born with super natural powers and to be the world’s greatest palmist and crystal gazer was introduced in evidence. NYE TELLS HOOVER FIGHT WILL FOLLOW MELLON RENAMING (Continued From First Page). Minnesota and Eaton of New Jersey. The recently-elected Senator Golds borough of Maryland, also was slated to call on the President-elect. Senator Nye, after his conference with Mr. Hoover, said he was convinced that a special session of Congress would be called at an early date if the present j Congress fails to put through an agri- i cultural program by March 4. The j Senator pointed out that the pending I McNary bill has not yet been considered ! bv the Senate committee on agriculture. ! He added that if it should be reported j | to the Senate in its present form it j I would meet endless debate. Nye Opposes Mellon. Nye said he was satisfied the Hoover program of farm relief would not an ! tagonize the farm co-operatives now operating. Senator Nye said he be lieved Mr. Hoover would prove a friend to the co-operatives. Senator Nye said he made no recommendations for ap- I pointment to the cabinet. He did. how- I ever, oppose the appointment of Secre ; tary Mellon to succeed himself as Sec j retary of the Treasury. I The name of Louis S. Cates, Salt 1 Lake City, general manager of the Utah • I Copper Co., was mentioned today as a possible choice for Secretary of the In terior. It was understood he had the backing of Senator Smoot of Utah. Mr. Cates was manager of the Hoover pre-convention campaign in Utah. Scroll Is Presented. j The American Philosophical Society, I of which Mr. Hoover has been a meni | ber since 1918, today presented to the President-elect a scroll congratulating | him upon his election to the presidency, j | The society is the oldest learned society J ) in the United States. It was established j in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin i in 1727 for "the promotion of useful j j knowledge.” Mr. Hoover is the ninth J ! member of the society to be elected i I President. The other members of the j society who have become President are j George Washington, John Adams, \ j Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John j ; Quincy Adams, James Buchanan, U. S. | Grant and Woodrow Wilson. Three Presidents became members of the society subsequent to their election to the presidency. They were Grover I Cleveland. Theodore Roosevelt and Wil ; liam Howard Taft. All seven of the , ; Americans who have won the Nobel I prize have been members of the society. t ‘ The scroll was presented to Mr. Hoo i | ver by the following committee: Dr. Charles G. Abbot, Dr. Cyrus Ad ’ j ler, Dr. Arthur P. Brubaker, Dr. Whit | 1 man Cross, Dr. Arthur L. Day, Dr. Francis X. Dcrcum, Dr. Arthur W. ! Goodspeed, Dr. David Jayne Hill. Dr. ■> j Vernon Kellogg. Dr. John C. Merriam, ! ! Dr. John A. Miller. Dr. Leo S. Rowe, 7 j Eli Kirk Price, J. B. Lippincott and i ; Henry G. Bryant. ' j Massachusetts is putting in a bid for ’membership in the Hoover cabinet. II j Representative Treadway yesterday rec-, - unintended to Mr. Hoover that he re -7 tain William F. Whiting as Secretary of • Commerce, and it is understood that Senator Gillett also put in a g>xjd word s for the present Secretary of Commerce when he called at the Hoover headquar ters yesterday. The appointment of THE EVENING STATE WASHINGTON, T>. G, FT?THAT, TANTTAKY 11. 1023. ANTI-WAR TREATY ATTACK LAUNCHED IN SENATE BY REED ('Continued From First Page). say with your mouths? Put something in that you say is there, but make it plain. How can any reasoning deny such a proposition? We are not asking anything which will require this docu ment to be returned to the other na tions for reconsideration. "I say I would be ashamed if a lawyer to hide from a client the im plications of a contract I had written for him.” Map Is Exhibited. As he spoke, Senator Reed had be fore him on an easel a large map of the world, showing the British pos sessions and spheres of interest in bright red coloring. "What the nations of the world have not been able to accomplish in all time,” Reed declared, "is now' proposed to be done by the magic stroke of Mr. Kellogg's pen. "On its face the treaty would do away with all wars, but the negotia tions had scarcely begun when Mr. Kel logg began to admit exceptions. I wdsh to call your attention to those cxcep : tions so we can see what is left of this treaty after we have considered them.” Admits Nations’ Rights. He listed the wars which would be excepted from operation of the pact— defensive wars and those involving the League of Nations and Locarno treaties. In addition, he said» certain zones of influence are to be excepted, and the right is not to be denied a country to protect its trade and nationals, and, lastly, that each nation was to be its own judge of what constituted self defense. He attributed these exceptions to the efforts of Great Britain during the negotiations. Then, walking to his map. the Senator detailed the scat tered world-wide defenses of Great Britain, dwelling particularly upon Canada, Bermuda. Jamaica and other points near the United States. In five hours’ time he declared. Great Britain could destroy the Panama Canal. Assails Pacifists. "And in the negotiations for this treaty,” Senator Reed shouted, strik ing the map with his pointer, "Great Britain reserved these as spheres of her interest in which she would not be bound by the treaty. This is what Great Britain says is not in the treaty and she reserves complete freedom of action. “And the mollycoddles of this country say we shall sit quiet and not protect 1 the Monroe Doctrine so some South American country will sign the treaty.” If this country is ever destroyed, Reed declared, it will be done by the pacifists who "go around shouting ‘Peace, peace, peace,’ when there Is no peace of the kind they are talking about.” Bingham Makes Plea. During consideration of the treaty yesterday afternoon Senator Bingham. Republican, of Connecticut, made a plea that the committee should file a report to define the exact meaning of the pact so that this country could not be ac cused of bad faith if at some future time it should be found necessary to take steps to protect the lives of citi zens in foreign countries. The Connecticut Senator said he was | not arguing for or against the treaty, I but wanted to emphasize that there | are honest differences of opinion among j many Americans as to what the treaty j means. He said there are thousands i of good American citizens who do not ' agree “that if we ratify this treaty w'e can then protect American lives and property as we have done in the past by using our gunboats and marines, without going to war, without using force, just as we did in the Boxer rebel- I lion, when we sent out battalions and j our warships to Tientsin and then marched overland to Peking.” Senator Bingham said the meaning of the treaty had been explained by members in the debate, but pointed out that, w'hile the Supreme Court has ruled the statements of a Senator or Repre sentative made on the floor of either house cannot be used in interpreting a i • law’ in the courts and is not authori- ‘ tative as to the meaning of a law', a i report of a congressional committee is : evidence in the courts as to what a law ! means. BLOWS WHISTLE TO CALL POLICE, TEARS CELL COTS Having attracted police attention to j himself by blow ing a police whistle near I his place of employment in a grocery i store in the 1400 block of U street, j Roy F. Harris yesterday was locked up ! jin the eight precinct. There he tore j up two cell cots. ! Policeman C. B. McDonald told Judge 1 i Gus A Sehuldt that Harris w'as so' ! "wild” when they took him to the sta -1 tion house he tore up a cell cot. Placed j in another cell, he tore up the second cot, according to the officer. The court imposed a fine of $lO for intoxication and a similar fine for de stroying private property, H. C. MOSES LEFT $50,000. j Widow Given Life Use of Estate— Files Probate Petition. Henry C. Moses, merchant, who died December 15, left an estate valued in excess of $50,000, by the petition of his widow'. Mrs. Edith Mann Moses, for the • j probate of his will. Under the terms : J of that document the widow is given 1 life use of the entire estate, which at I her death goes to the children, H. Clark 1 Moses and Charles 11. Moses. Mrs. • Moses Is named as executrix. f ~ t Mr. Whiting to the Hoover cabinet 1 would be satisfactory to President Cool -1 idge, it is said, and there is reason to - believe that Mr. Whiting w’ould welcome C the appointment SOJOURNERS VOTE FOR CRUISER BILL Officers' Organization Pre sents Resolution to Presi dent Coolidge. Close upon the heels of the meetings here of the pacifist groups, who have taken their fling at the Navy cruiser bill now pending in the Senate, the National Sojourners, an organization of Masonic war veteran officers, today met to take up the battle for the bill. The first gun in the defense of the cruiser bill was fired when the com mittee of thirty-three and the national officers of the Sojourners, representing the 94 component bodies of the organi j /alion, passed a resolution in closed session at the Mayflower Hotel this morning commending President Cool- I idge for his espousal of the cruiser bill j and citing the imperative need for the cruisers at once. “Peace pact or no peace pact, the situation is such the passage of the 15- cruiser bill at once is imperative for the preservation of our dignity among the nations when sitting at a council table, the protection of our nationals abroad when needed, the safety of our great trade and commerce on the seven seas, and we call on all patriotic citizens to come to a realization of present condi tions and assist in thwarting interests well meaning or otherwise whose ac tions in our judgment are dangerous to the perpetuation of American insti tutions.'’ Presented to President, The resolution was presented Presi dent Coolidge at the White House this afternoon by the committee of thirty three and the national officers. It said, in part: “We heartily indorse the expressions of our President, Calvin Coolidge. made in his Armistice day address as fol lows: ‘We made altogether the heaviest sacrifice in scrapping work, which was already in existence. That should for ever remain not only a satisfaction to ourselves, but a demonstration to others of our good faith in advocating the principle of limitation,’ and ‘it is obvious that eliminating all competi tion, world standards of defense re quire us to have more cruisers.’ “We view with alarm the past and present actions of certain groups of peoples, who are attempting to inter fere with such proper measures of na tonal defense and notional security as are required by the Constitution of the United States,” the resolution added. Under the sponsorship of the So journers, a gathering of representatives of patriotic organizations representing practically the entire organized pro cruiser sentiment in the Nation was being held this afternoon at the May flower Hotel to draft a resolution in favor of the passage of the cruiser bill for presentation to the naval affairs committee of the Senate. The cruiser question took up prac tically the entire time of the closed ses sion of the committee at the Mayflower this morning. The organization is here in semi-annual session to discuss the vital matters of national import which have come up in the past half year. Crime Question Studied. The Nation-wide crime question came in for discussion this morning, shortly before the Sojourners adjourned to pay their respects to President Coolidge. Methods of checking crime through the raising of the standard of juries throughout the Nation, through edcu cation of the citizenry as to their obligations to accept and willingly per form jury duty were discussed and a resolution was being drafted for sub mission to the component organization of the national body urging the educa tion of the people on jury duty. Paul V. McNutt, national commander of the American Legion, will be the principal speaker at the annual ban quet of the local chapter of the Na tional Sojourners, to be held at the Mayflower tonight. The national officers i and committee of thirty-three will be guests at the banquet. Comdr. McNutt will speak on national defense and se curity, and will particularly take up the cruiser question. In an address beforer the War College i at Washington Barrac ks this morning Comdr. McNutt declared that the Army and Navy justify their existence as edu cational institutions for the youth of the Nation, if for no other reason. Comdr. McNutt scored the pacifist groups which have been active against the cruiser bill and other items of na tional expenditure for defense and security, declaring the uninformed con stitute the greatest foes of adequate preparedness. “One of the rues* valuable contribu tions than an individual can make to the cause of national security,’’ he said, “is to correct the propaganda and false statements of those who misin formed or who do not have the good of the country at heart. “Weakness because of lack of armies and navies is more likely to invite at tack. Ihe Army and Na._ are instru ments oi peace. They are called into action only after statesmen and poli ticians have failed in their efforts to preserve peace. They are called into action to again restore peace.” At rhe Sojourners’ banquet tonight, representatives of the principal pro armament organizations will be guests. UTILITY JOB DENIED | BY MRS. SHERMAN Tells Commission She Has Never Written for Electric Light Association. By the Associated Press. Appearing as a voluntary witness in the Federal Trade Commission’s investi gation of public utility power com panies, Mrs. John D. Sherman, former president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, testified today that she had “never written any articles for the : National Electric Light Association” and j had "never been on the pay roll” of | that organization. I Reading a prepared statement in re -1 ply to testimony mentioning her, which 1 had been given at a previous hearing, | Mrs. Sherman said: “The transcript of the hearings of September 19, 1928, on the investiga tion of the Federal Trade Commission contained statenu nts that either defi nitely declared or conveyed the impres sion that I had written articles for the National Bllectric Light Association, and was on the association’s pay roll for this purpose at a charge of S6OO a month. I wish to make the following statement: "I have never written any articles for the National Electric Light Association. I am not now and I never have been 1 on the pay roll of the National Electric Light Association.” • GEHRIG GETS HOMERS. KEY WEST. Fla.. January 11 Lou Gehrig has the satisfaction of b*ing the first major leaguer to knock one out of the park In 1929. Babe Ruth’s friendly rival and team mate took the field before a game between a picked Key West team anti the Navy Champions from the U. S. S. Wright yesterday and knocked several out of the park. Key West trimmed i the U. S. S. Wright. 9 to 7, in the first game cf the 1929 season. DETENTION HOUSE LOCATION CHOSEN Four-Story Building Near the Police Court Leased by District Heads. The House of Detention will be locat- j ! ed at 310 Sixth street beginning Jan- j l nary 22. The District Commissioners yesterday negotiated a lease for the I ur-story building at this address, di- j gonally across from the Police Court: l Building, for SII,OOO annual rental. The I 'case expires June 30. 1929. the end of j the current fiscal year, with option to renew at the same rental for another year. The lease was signed after a day of, negotiation witli Benjamin D. Fried-; man, loint owner of the property with Jack Neistadt. One of the clauses in | the instrument specifically prohibits the city heads from placing any bars on the windows of the building. The move from the present quarters of the House of Detention at 908 B street southwest was made necessary j bv order of Justice Jennings Bailey, District Supreme Court, signed Decem ber 21, 1928. and giving the Commis sioners one month in which to cease using the Southwest location for de tention purposes. The order was grant | ed on the petition of neighbors who objected to the location of the insti | tution in a residential zone. The present piece of property is in a first commer cial zone, and no protests against its use as a dentention home are expected. WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRY CHARGER Raiders Pay Visit to Apart ment —Make Other Seizures. Mrs. Lora Marmaduke, 24 years old. I war, arrested on charges of possession and transportation of liquor, and four | quarts of alleged whisky were seized in a raid made last night by Sergt. Oscar J. Letterman and members of his squad on an apartment in the building at , 1635 R street. The raiders also seized a filing cabinet which, they claim, con tains the names of patrons of the estab lishment. Three nights ago the squad raided a house in the 3300 block of Sherman avenue and arrested Harrison Gordon, j colored, on charges of sale and posses sion. While there, Sergt. Letterman; telephoned Mrs. Marmaduke's apart-; ] ment and ordered four pints of whisky. | In a short time. Bernard Miller, 21 I years old. of the R street address, ap- j peared with the liquor, police claim. | Sergt. Letterman met him at the door j and placed him under arrest. A war- i rant was sworn out and the raid made at 1635 R street. The raiders found Mrs. Marmaduke’s husband ill ih bed. No charge was placed against him. Mrs. Marmaduke was locked up at ; the third precinct, but later released under $1,500 bond. Another raid by the squad yesterday afternoon disclosed a 6-inrh reinforced door in the rear of a notions store in the 1600 block Benning road northeast. A policeman, who was used as an undercover man by the squad, walked into the store and ordered a half pint j of liquor lrom Bennie Goldman, one, of the proprietors. Goldman, police j say, went to the rear of the store, rap- j ped on the door and a peep hole flew , open and the order was transmitted to David Eichncr, the other partner, in 1 i the rear room. When the door opened i and a bottle was handed out, the police- i man forced his way inside and backed 1 both Goldman and Eichner into a ; corner. A quantity of alleged liquor ; was found in two 5-gallon sauce pans, j Letterman and his squad, waiting i outside the store, rushed in and ar rested the men. Both are charged with sale and possession. Another raid made by the squad last! right netted two colored men and the J seizure of 83 quarts of alleged liquor, i The raid was in the 900 block Twenty- j seventh street. The. men arrested and . charged with sale and possession are I Silas Jefferson and Connie Mason. YORK WAIF FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER tContinued From First Page). home by the brutality of a step-father, John Curry had fallen under the in fluence of another child, in mind but not in years, the bewitched witch doctor, John Blymyer. Blvmyer had filled his mind with the weird superstitions of the primitive country people of this section of Pennsylvania. The night ad venture in the haunted depths of Reh meyers Valley, under Blymeyer’s lead ership, had appealed to his childish imagination. Curry had promised his lawyer. W. 11. Van Baman, that he would tell the wT.ole truth of that eerie murder and trust to the mercy .of the jury. Evident ly he tried to, by no means minimizing his own part in the struggle with the muscular recluse farmer. He gave al most the same explanation as Blymyer, that the three had gone to Rehmeyer's house to get a lock of his hair to break a spell on the leader of the expedition and the Hess family and a book of magic known as “the long lost friend.” He insisted that he had signed a confes sion only after Commonwealth Attorney Herrmann had promised "that he would 1 help me, which I took to mean that he would get me out of this trouble.” Question Validity of Confession. Herrmann denied this, but Judge Sherwood said the validity of the con fession was doubtful. Herrmann agreed to withdraw it, saying that he wanted the boy to have every advantage. Curry’s mother, Mrs. Anna McLane, 32, but aged with years of work in fac tories, told of the environment from j which the child had come. She had , been left a widow when he was 5 years old and then had married a man who I “beat him and cursed him so that he ; had to leave home.” She herself had . been obliged to work and the boy had j run wtid i.i the streets.” “It is an indictment of our civiliza- ; tion,” said Attorney Van Baman in his : appeal, “that after 1900 years of Chris tianity, civilization can produce a 14- j year-old boy in such a predicament. ; The boy is hardly the product of him self. Left to the mercies of a step father who from all accounts must have been a step-father, who can won der that he fell under the influence of that monumental mass of ignorance in j the mind of Blymcr.” Blymer, 32, who instigated and led j the witch-killing expedition, sat with j his attorney and grinned at the re- j telling i f the gruesome murder story. He had tried to throw the blame for the [ actual killing on Curry. All hLs life he has played with children and acted as a child. It lias never entered his head that age brings responsibility and that ■ he is more than a child. His favorite playmate has been the 5-year-old daughter of his landlady, with whom he , has had tea parties. > - • 1 Wayne Wheeler's Mother Dies. i YOUNGSTOWN. Ohio, January 11 I (/Pi. —Mrs. Ursulla Wheeler. 87, mother : of the late Wayne B. Wheeler, pro hibition leader, died today. . NEW HOUSE OF DETENTION I Building at Sixth and Louisiana avenue selected for the new house of dr i tention. —Star Staff Photo. HEAVIER ATTIRE IS BLAMED FOR INFLUENZA SUSCEPTIBILITY Chicago Scientist Says Women Are More Subject to Colds Tlian Men, Due to Change in Modes. Statistics showing that women arc more susceptible to influenza than men were attributed yesterday by Dr. Frank Smithies, noted scientist of the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Hospital, in at tendance at the Natonal Influenza Con ference here, to the fact that the changing mode in feminine attire de mands the wearing of heavier and long ; er garments. I Women represent three out of five | cases of influenza during the present epidemic, according to Dr. Smithies, who has been appointed a member of a special committee to study from the viewpoint of prevention. ‘‘Since women are now wearing socks over their stockings for the sake of ap pearance, longer skirts than hereto fore and heavier furs, their resistance | to colds is being steadily lowered,” he . said. I “Contrary to the popular belief that ' the former styles of scantier attire was | endangering the feminine health, Dr. | Smithies said that any study of statis tics will show that the women are ! rapidly becoming more susceptible to I colds whicn are leading to influenza. | In the days after the World War, when I skirts were at their shortest, the scien -1 CHEAP FLU LIQUOR MOVE IS THROTTLED AT CONFERENCE HERE (Continued From First Paget. are lacking in the means sufficiently to protect and safeguard public health. , This was sponsored by Dr. McCormick, i Such a system, he declared, would cn -1 able rural communities to keep pace ' in health protection with the most ! favored cities. I The report on the conference's com mittee on epidemiology, submitted by : Dr. W. H. Frost, was approved and the I conference took a stand on two ques i tions submitted to it in addition to approving the commitee recommenda | tions. ! In view of the absence of real knowl i edge as to the causes of influenza, ! the conference voted it was not advis ; able at the present time to adopt a clin ! ical definition of influenza. An attempt I to do so, in the opinion of some ! delegates, would lead to “unfortunate results” and be the means of spreading additional worry. J Favors Detailed Reports, The conference, however, did go on record in favor of including influenza in the list of notifiable diseases and backed up suggestions that detailed re ports be Issued whenever the disease i makes its appearance. Just how these reports should be made to conform to various State regulations which do not require notification, was a question that remains to be threshed out. Dr. Frost in his report recommended that Public Health Service continue and extend its statistical work; that special surveys of morbidity be con ducted; that State and local health officers undertake special studies of the disease in times of epidemics and stressed also the need of careful clinical studies describing mild or doubtful, as well as severe, types of influenza. Case of Simple Rules. The first report adopted by the con ference was that submitted by its com mittee cn preventive measures which laid clown a code of simple rules for the public to follow in guarding against spread of the disease and as a means of preventing the frequent complications that follow infection. These regulations follow generally those promulgated by the Public Health Service at the be ginning of the epidemic. The preventive rules adopted include advice against mingling freely in crowds, care in personal cleanliness and habits, means to prevent the catching of colds and upper respiratory infections which | might lead to influenza, and methods to i follow in case of catching influenza. J Dr. Simon Flexner of New York, head | of the Rockefelelr Institute, chairman of the research committee, in another j report adopted by the conference rec- I onunended that laboratory investigation be carried on. but he said that his in ! vestigations should be contingent upon I continued widespread prevalence. He suggested that if the epidemic continues 1 experimentation should be carried on ; with lower animals. This would include i inoculation of the animals and experi j mentation with various therapies. Remedies Discussed. | In the matter of prevention and cure of the disease, the exact nature of j which is not precisely known or under ! stood by the medical world, the ef | ficacy of vaccines, soda treatment, iso ; iation and disinfectant were discussed by delegates to the conference who have had personal experience in the specific matters. Dr. M. J. Rosonau. professor of pre ventive medicine at Harvard, a member I of a committee of scientists who re cently announced the discovery of a j new’ pneumonia serum, said yesterday that his committee would meet here at once. At the same time, Dr. Rosennu declared that in his opinion "nobody ever died of influenza,” but that deaths attributed were in reality due to pneu monia. He expressed confidence that the stimulus which the present conference will give to the study of the lit tie-known disease of influenza will lead eventually to a specific cure, probably a serum. For 10 years, he explained, his commit tee lias been at work on an extensive study of both pneumonia and influenza. The present epidemic, however, he de scribed as the "finest opportunity” they have yet had to study material which j is available only during epidemics. "After the committee meets,” Dr. ■ tist said, influenza statistics showed men i to be more susceptible to the disease : than women, although he attributed i this partly to the fact of the preva ■ lence of the disease in concentration ■ camps. ■ Dr. Smithies drew' up a brief schedule of “don'ts” for women during the pres ■ ent influenza epidemic: “Avoid kissing: don’t smoke too ‘ much when the throat is irritated, and ; be sure to train your face away from . your partner's while dancing.’’ So far as clothing is concerned, Dr. ’ Smithies advised the women to wear I less or else to take more precaution in i wearing socks and furs indoors. Dr. Smithies joined with Dr. G. H. • Bigelow, public health commissioner * of Massachusetts, who earlier in the ■ day told the conference that in his opinion reports of influenza were so ; greatly exaggerated that Federal sta s tistics and reports seemed to be the . “charts of a panic.” In the belief of the Chicago scien ; tist, the country is showing unneces i sary alarm over the influenza situa . tion. He expressed doubt as to whether one out of 1.000 cases reported are actual cases of influenza. Will Rogers Says: NEW YORK CITY.—I sea where Mr. Coolidge keeps conferring with ': Mr. Hoover. Looks like l*e might get in the cabinet himself. Mr. j Kellogg wants to get out after his treaty is signed, so why not let Mr. Coolidge go Secretary of State and keep the same old gang? That Post master General has been a great | booster for aviation, so keep him. \nd if he wants Bill Donovan in there as Attorney General, I hope there won’t be any gathering or 1 united bunch that will try and tell Mr. Hoover not to appoint him. We have had enough of that for one year. :• Rosenau said, "investigations will go forward by the members independently. i each in a separate laboratory. We will : meet once a month to discuss progress. We shall continue, in effect, a head quarters for information gained by in vestigators throughout the country.” Discussions during the conference de ’ veloped a wide divergence of opinion re garding the present epidemic. Dr. G. ! H. Bigelow. State health commissioner of Massachusetts, announced that in his opinion no influenza epidemic exist i ed. Dr. Frank Smithies of the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Hospital and former president of the American Asso ciation of Physicians was equally frank in expressing the opinion that “perhaps only one case out of 1.000 reported during the epidemic is actually a case of influenza.” Alarming Public Deplored. With no definite knowledge in the medical world as to the dividing line be tween colds and influenza. Dr. Smithies said it was almost impossible to diag nose each case correctly. Dr. Bigelow deplored what he termed “alarming the public” over the present situation, while other scientists present vigorously backed up the policy of the Public Health Service in taking the public en tirely into its confidence regarding the widespread prevalence of the disease. Dr. Parish, health officer of Los Angeles, in reporting on the first outbreak of the epidemic in California, praised the co operation of the press in arousing the public to the danger of carelessness in the face of infection. There is a lesson to be taught in the prevailing epidemic, he said, and health officers would lose their usefulness and be lacking in effi ciency if they failed to take the public into their confidence. So far as the mede of transmission of the disease is knov.n. Prof. Edwin O. Gordon of the University of Chicago, said there is no reason to believe it is conveyed by water, milk or through the lower animals. All information, he pointed out, emphasizes the importance of the human being in spreading influ ! er.za. Controlled experiments on ani ! mals show it is difficult to cause infec j tion, he said, and there is little or no ! evidence indicating that influenza is j caused by "indirect contact.” 'retired u. s. printer, P. L. HERNDON, IS DEAD I I j Had Served Government for 27 I Years; Funeral Services Set for Tomorrowr. P. L. Herndon, 69, retired employe of the Government Printing Office, where j he. worked for about 27 years, died at his residence in the Netherland Apart ments, 1860 Columbia road, yesterday after a sudden illness. He wras retired from Government service three years ago. Mr. Herndon, who had resided in Washington for many years, was a j member of the Pentalpha Lodge of Masons. He is survived by his widow. Mrs. Moselle C. Herndon: a daughter, Mrs. B. L. Stafford of Brooklyn, N. Y., and a son, Comdr. Linton Herndon. United States Navy, stationed in Brooklyn. Funeral services will be conducted at the residence tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be in Glen wood Cemetery. WAN PAPERS TRACED TO BAKER Journalist Declares Docu ments Taken From Mexico Intended for Government. i ■ . j Another chapter was made public yc?- ; tcrtiay afternoon on the activities of the ! Senate committee which for more than a year has had under investigation ! Mexican and Russian forged docu j ments. when it developed that a State j Department official had appeared before | the committee and told of the disap ! pearance and subsequent recovery of j 200 or more papers belonging to the American embassy in Mexico City. They were turned over, the testimony said, by George Barr Baker, a former news paper man. but, where Mr. Baker got them was not made clear. Incidentally, the testimony showed that Senator Borah of Idaho, who with Senator Norris of Nebraska, was named in documents published Wednesday as ! having received SIOO,OOO each from | Soviet Russia, had demanded an offi cial investigation by the American Gov ernment to determine who forged these papers which were branded as spurious by Chairman Reed of the committee. Borah said he had initiated steps to have the Russian government find uot who the forger was. The committee’s record also included a typewritten note purporting to show that the Soviet Ambassador at Paris had authorized payments to Ivy Lee, who owns a New York publicity organi zation. and who recently wrote a book on Russia. Typewriter Believed Clue. The record likewise embodied a state ment from Chairman Reed that “there is reason to believe that the typewriter on which they (the documents) were written is one of those which was in the Soviet embassy at Paris.” Beyond this, however, he said the committee had been unable to find out who manufac ; tured the papers. Under questioning by the committee, • headed by Senator Rood, Republican, jof Pennsylvania, Arthur Bliss Lane, ; chief of the Mexican affairs division j of the State Department, recounted that 1 a year ago the State Department, after negotiations, obtained almost 300 papers from Baker which had come from i Mexico, and 200 of which were genuine documents taken from the American . embassy. Mr. Lane said he did not know how . Mr. Baker had come into possession of ■ the papers, but he said he had been in [ formed that Baker had arranged in Mexico to obtain them, although he had not actually brought them to this coun ; try. “Drastic” Methods Employed. 1 Senator Johnson. Republican of Call . fornia. asked if it did not require "con . siderable effort on the part of the State Department” to obtain the documents , from Mr. Baker. “I was not here at the time.” Lane | replied, “but I understand that was the . case.” , “Thev obtained these documents from Mr. Baker in a rather drastic fashion,” Johnson insisted. “Well. I think they obtained them in a roundabout way.’’ Lane answered. Advised in New York of the Senate de velopment, Bak°r repeated that he had not brought the documents to this country. “I did not bring those documents into this country.” said Mr. Baker. “I was influential in having them sent Into this country to an agency of this Government for the express purpose of being turned over to this Government. They were not in my possession. No effort Was required to have them turned j over to the Government because the ; only interest I had in them was in I getting them to our Government when I I had learned of their existence.” ! Questioning also developed testimony that Mr. Baker was a “sort of liason officer between Mr. Hoover and the press” on the recent Latin American good will tour. Among the Baker docu ments were some “spurious” ones, Mr. Lane said, purporting to show un friendly acts by this Government toward Mexico. Who removed the docu l ments from the American embassy was ' not revealed. These documents were ' : different from the Mexican documents ! published in a number of Hearst news -1 papers about a year ago. : Chairman Reed, in reply to Senator 1 Norris, said that the committee had a "clue” which he hoped would lead to ' the discovery of the forger of the Rus ' sian documents. Senator Bofeh re quested that the State Department ssk the Soviet government to help find the forgers. Lee Credit Is Established. The name of Ivy Lee was found in two typewritten memorandas. which i Senator Reed said he had received re cently. He did not disclose the source of the papers. One of the memoranda,- purporting to give the substance of a letter by the Soviet Ambassador Rako wisky at Paris to one Kempner of the Commercial Bank for North Europe in Paris, was recorded in the committee testimony as saying in substance: "Please pay to Mr. Ivy Lee. or the person duly authorized by him. the amount indicated to cover all his ex penses contemplated by the special ac- * count of Narkomindel N 352 M. W. “At the same time notify officially Mr. Ivy Lee, or his representative, that • there has been put at his disposition a complementary credit provided for by his arrangement with Moscow. “These complementary credits and the increase in the normal amount of the periodical payments should also be put to the special account of Narko- , mindel N 361 M W concerning Senator, Borah.” BAND CONCERT. Band concert by the United States Marine Band Orchestra, Marine Bar racks, at 4 o'clock today. Taylor Bran son. leader: Arthur S. Witcomb, second leader. Program: March. “Silver Jubilee” Zamecnlck Overture. “Seraglio” Mozart Intermezzo. "Marionettes” Felix Excerpts from “The Inquisitive Women” Wolf-Ferrari (a) “Funeral March of a Mari onet” Gounod (b) Humeresque. “La Sorel la” Bellstedt Valse, "The Debutante” .. .Santclmanr* Suite. “From India" Pop? I. The Bavaderes. 111. Th» Almas. 11. By the Ganges. IV. Patrol. Marines’ hymn. “The Halls of Montezuma.” “The Star Spangled Banner.” fiSft MONG the visitors Wj In Washington over the week end there are doubtless a number of people who would like to attend some church on Sunday. The best way to learn where the churches are located, and what services will be held, is to consult the church pages of Satur day’s Star. Thereon will he found a denomina tional arrangement of most of Washington's Churches, the location, pastor’s name, subjects ■ ( and special music.