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(TJ. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Increasingly cloudy with rising tem perature today, followed by rain possibly mixed with snow r ; colder tomorrow night. Temperatures: Highest, 34. at 4 pm. yesterday: lowest, 24. at 8 a.m. yester day. Pull report on page 5. No. 3.245 No. 30 959 Entered a* second class matter . ’ **• post office, Washington, I), c. SENATE SUPPORTS ROUSE PROVISION ON CRUISER BILL Declares for Construction of Eight of Warships in Gov ernment Yards. SHOWDOWN NEXT WEEK ON PROGRAM SCHEDULED Coolidge Desires to Eliminate Clause Requiring Start on Ship building by 1931. The Senate yesterday voted to stand by the House provision in the cruiser construction bill requiring that 8 of the proposed 16 new warships be built In Government yards. This cleared the way for a show down next week on the big controversy raised by President Coolidge’s desire to eliminate a clause to require a start on the naval program by 1931. The Dallingcr amendment, requiring the eight cruisers to be built in Gov ernment yards, was adopted with a provision suggested by Senator Swan son and offered by Senator McKellcr which enables the Secretary of th" Navy to purchase for the Government-built cruisers only such materials or parts as are “not customarily manufactured" in Government plants. This provision was adopted in lieu of one put in by the naval affairs committee, which, it was objected, threw the doors wide open j for the Secretary of the Navy to make | the navy yards mere assembling plants j for private materials and private equip ment. Accepted Without Roll Call. The modified Dallinger amendment ' was adopted without a roll call. Senator Hale accepted it. At the same time, without a roll call, the Senate de feated a substitute by Senator Bingham for the amendment. This contemplated construction in Government yards un less they could be built for less money in private yards. The Bingham substitute met opposi tion from Senators having Government plants in their States and those who on principle favor Government construc tion. * While discussion in the Senate on the bill yesterday revolved about the Dallinger amendment, «g controversy raged in the cloakrooms and corridors over the question of striking out the 1931 time limit. Senator Borah began a poll of the Senate on this question. Indications are the time limit will re main in. The poll indicates that a ma of the Republicans will part B any with the President on the S§H.er and stand by the time limit. how the Democrats will divide yet clear, but it is expected a JBajority Qf the Democrats will stand for retaining the time limit. Those who want to strike the time limit out, how ever, declared they still had hope it would be eliminated. Although President Coolidge favors removal of the time limit, the House is against its removal. The situation is such that If the Senate should strike out the time limit, it would imperil pas sage of the bill. In the closing days of the session, a deadlock over this issue would probably be fatal to legislation. Perceiving the vital importance of the time limit proposition, opponents of the bill directed attention to trying to organ ize to knock it out. Senator Borah is a ! leading opponent of the time limit. Discussion Delayed. Discussion of the bill was delaved in the Senate until 2:45 on account of lengthy morning business and a speech by Senator Nye on the Stewart-Rocke feller contest. When the debate on the cruisers opened. Senator Bingham took the floor and introduced his proposed substitute for the Dallinger amendment. “It is important," said Senator Bing ham, “that the decision be left to the Secretary of the Navy. The private shipyards are seriously depressed. ’’ In a sharp wrangle over the Bingham substitute, Senators McKellar and Johnson expressed strong opposition to it. Senator Johnson held it would en able the Secretary of the Navy to avoid building any of the ships in Govern ment yards, and he declared Mare Is land was equipped to build vessels for less than private yards. Senator Edge argued that under the Bingham amendment the ships would be built in Government yards if it could be done for less cost there, but Senator Johnson was not sure of it. He sug gested he would like "to make the com putation,” indicating that the cost fig ures could be interpreted differently. Senator Swanson flatly opposed the Bingham substitute. He pointed out that for 20 years there had been con troversy over .relative costs in Govern ment and private yards, and if half the cruisers w’ejpl built in Government yards and half In private yards, there would be a fair Jest of costs. Senator McKellar offered an amend ment to the Dallinger amendment, which would allow the Secretary of the Navy, in having eight cruisers built in Government yards, to purchase from private parties only such parts as can not be manufactured in Government yards. Senator Hale, chairman of the naval committee, explained that it was de sirable to use the ways of the navy yards which were not in use. Those in use are Mare Island. New York Yard and Puget Sound Yard, he said. He said the committee had taken testimony on (Continued on Page 5, Column 2) Miss Summertime to Be Sunburned Maid With Plenty of '"Allure,” Fashions Show Bf the Associated Press. PARIS. January 26.—“ Miss Summer time” came to Paris this week decked in a wardrobe that brought visions of leafy bowers and made the Winter cos tumes of the best-dressed women in the fashion capital look drab enough for an old-clothes sale. Every leaf in the new frocks and fripperies was signed with a costly name, but “Mis.-, Summertime" has thousands of them ready for use. The Summer girl, as revealed at the first fashion sli.<w this year, is to be a sunburned lassie with plenty of "al lure,” as the French term what in America is generally called “it.” She will have a little more covering on her boner than last year, but a little less on her back. She will advocate all that Fan Hangs Himself In Failing to Get Station He Wanted By the Associated Press. TRENTON, N. j., January 26 —Angered because he could not get his favorite radio station, George W. Henry, residing on the Grovellie Hightstown road, hang j ed himself on an improvised gal | lows in the rear of his home. His daughter. Mrs. Florence Kramer, told the authorities that her father became incensed over his failure to tune in on the sta tion and left the house in a rage. When he failed to return a search revealed his body hanging by a rope from a tree. A fallen lad der indicated that he had kicked it away after fastening a noose around his neck. CAP! FRIED’S MATE DESCRIBES RESCUE Manning Gives First-Hand Story When America Reaches Home. fly the Associated Press. NEW YORK, January 26.—The liner America came steaming home today with the 32 Italian sailors it had saved from the ocean’s fury, and full details of the actual rescue were told for the first time by Harry Manning, the diminutive chief officer who was in com mand of the lifeboat. Half-coated in ice and her high flanks smeared from the gale-whipped seas that had battered her during the rescue, the America dropped anchor at Quarantine just at noon and a hundred reporters and cameramen swarmed ; aboard. Manning Tells Story. After Capt. George Pried had been welcomed by his wife and Manning by his mother they met the newspaper men in a saloon on the boat deck and Capt. Fried smilingly pointed Manning out as the real hero of the occasion. Manning is less than average height and weighs 130 pounds. Seeing him there in the luxurious saloon, it was hard to think of him as the man who had flung himself into the face of death to save the crew of the Italian tramp steamer Florida. This little sailor in blue and brass had pitted his knowledge and courage against all the force of the sea and storm, and he had won. With modest hesitation he told how it was done. "How did you select the eight men who went with you in the lifeboat?” he was asked. “Did you call for volun teers?” "Every one volunteered," he said. “I could have filled 40 boats. I chose eight whom I had worked with and toew.” Feared Deck. Lumber. “The trip to the Florida from the America wasn’t so bad, except that we didn’t dare to go very close because of the deckload of lumber that might have come tumbling down on us. But we got a line over and the men from the Florida began pulling themselves through the water to us. “Mast of them had taken off what clothes the storm had left them so they could swim better. Some of them were badly injured and you could hear them groaning as they crawled along through the waves. We yanked them in and they lay there on the bottom of the boat, exhausted, dazed, silent. “Capt. FavOloro of the Florida came last. He seemed reluctant to leave his ship, but at last he too stepped into the sea and came over. And then the real battle began. The storm was itv creasing and as the waves got higher my hopes went lower. I never thought we’d make it.'* It was only a 30-foot boat and it had 41 men in it. Manning said that the six oarsmen were unable to make any progress, and six of the rescued Italians had to be asked to help. They respond ed eagerly, though they were spent with days of struggle, and in a little more than an hour the quarter mile between the two steamers was crossed. “If we had been minutes later,” said Manning, "I don’t believe we would have made it.” Two Fall Back to Boat. This point in the rescue, Manning said, marked the only instance when : any one showed any signs of being un j nerved. A couple of the rescued men leaped from the lifeboat to cargo nets let down the America's side, instead of waiting to be assisted. But they were too weak and fell back, one on top of Manning, injuring his back. They were finally all hoisted aboard and then Manning himself started up a ladder. But he could not summon qnergy to pull himself up. He would (Continued on Page 14, Column 1.) WILBUR TO PRAISE FRIED. Skipper of America to Get Letter From Secretary of Navy. Secretary of the Navy Wilbur an nounced yesterday that he will transmit a letter of commendation to Capt. George Fried, skipper of the America, for his recent rescue of the crew of the S. S. Florida. Mr. Wilbur described the captain, a former enlisted man of the Regular Navy, and a Naval Reserve officers, "a very gallant officer and a very pleasant gentleman.” Capt. Fried was awarded the Navy Cross for his rescue operations of the crew of the British ship Antlnoe, three years ago. is feminine without necessarily being frail. Fashion statistical experts have had trouble in measuring her skirts because "Miss Summertime’’ changes costumes so rapidly that no two measures read alike. In the main, however, about as much silk stocking Is to show as last year. Arms will be covered sometimes at din ner. but the formals which have sleeves possess only scant backs. Some of the most important dress makers have been hanging back on the Summer style shows in order to cir cumvent design bootleggers. While the old-line houses were thin hesitating, the new house of Maggv Rouif in the Champs Elysees formally introduced its conception of “Miss Summertime.” The party was attended by several hundred of the sartorially important people of Paris. I l\\t Jlumtau itat _' s WITH DAILY EVENING EDITION V-/ WASHINGTON, ]). (\, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2 1, 1929-134 PAGES. * DONOVAN TO SEE PRESIDENT-ELECT EARLY THIS WEEK Expected to Become Attorney General Despite Opposition From Three Sides. CANVASS OF SENATE INDICATES APPROVAL Klan and Dry Element Believed to Prefer His Appointment as Secretary of War. BY CARTER FIELD. Special Dispatch to The Star j MIAMI BEACH, Fla., January 26. Herbert Hoover reluctantly returned to Miami Beach late tonight; after three glorious days of deep-sea fishing, fac ing the necessity of more conferences with visitors in what may be the most important week of his Southern trip. William J. Donovan, now assistant to the Attorney General or third man in the Department of Justice, will be among the first of the week's conferees. While there is no official confirmation for it, it is generally believed that de spite the opposition of the Ku Klux Klan, one element of the drys, which! does not believe in Donovan because until he entered the Government serv. ice as district attorney at Buffalo he was not a prohibitionist, and a small group of Senators opposed to Donovan because of the Wheeler indictment episode, Mr. Hoover will name Mr. Donovan to his cabinet. Prefers Justice Port. The post desired especially by Mr. Donovan, if he is to go into the cabi net, is Attorney General, and it is gen erally believed that he will get this place. However, it became known here to day that through very unofficial chan nels the word had been conveyed to Mr. Hoover that the klan heads, al though bitterly opposed to Donovan be ing made Attorney General, would not object if he is made Secretary of War. Mr. Hoover appreciates intensely the work done by Col. Donovan, especially in combating the advertising cam paign backed by the anti-Hoover Catho lics toward the end of the campaign. He sees rio reason for searching about to find some other Catholic for the cabinet who was not interested one way or the other, so far as publicity was concerned, in the campaign. Senate is Canvassed. But the Klan leaders, while they do not approve the choice of Donovan, are willing that he should be made Secre tary of War for the simple reason that in position he would not come’in con tact with any phase of Klan activity, whereas in the postion iof Attorney General there would be case after case where feeling one way or the other about the Klan as an organization, and i as to Klan leaders as individuals, might be most important from their stand point, so the w-ord has come to Mr. Hoover that they are hoping Donovan (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) “ 12 DIE, 2 MISSING, 55 ESCAPE IN BLAST Miners Unaccounted For Are Be-! lieved to Have Perished in West Virginia Pit. By the Associated Press. KINGSTON, W, Va., January 26. Twelve miners were known to be dead and two were unaccounted for tonight following an explosion in the mine of the Kingston Pocahontas Coal Co. here. I Sixty-nine men were in the workings at the time of the blast, and of this number 55 escaped. j Rescue workers who fouyd the bodies of the 12 men believed the 2 missing workers had perished, as the bodies located were scorched and In some in stances badly burned. Fifty-three of the underground work ers fled to safety through an entry on the opposite side of a mountain from the main shaft and walked 2 miles back to the mine offices. Two were later i found by rescue crews, who said the miners were slowly working their way to the entrance when picked up. One of the latter men, G. W. Williams, was suffering from after-damp and shock. While the mine employs 500 men, only 69 were on duty when the blast rocked the workings early today. It was some time before it was known that any one had escaped and then the 53 men appeared over the brow of the mountain after their long tramp in the cold. Rescuers, carrying oxygen helmets, advanced cautiously into the gas-filled entries soon after the detonation. They were still exploring the mine tonight. R. M. Lambie, chief of the West Vir ginia Department of Mines, was in charge of the rescue work. He was aided by safety squads from nearby mines. FEAR FELT FOR TWENTY SEAMEN ON TRAWLER By the Associated Press. BOSTON, January 26.—Fear that the steam trawler Seiner had gone down with her crew of 20 was ex pressed by Coast Guard officers today after a three-day search by a fleet of patrol boats had failed to reveal any I trace of the missing craft. The Seiner I has not been sighted or heard from since January 13. The theory is advanced that heavily laden with fish after a trip to Georges Banks she was caught in the gales that swept the Atlantic during the last week and swamped. The search will be continued, how ever. on the possibility that she may have been blown far out to sea. Miltiary Bridge Opened. Military Bridge, on Military road ' over Rock Creek, was opened to traffic 1 yesterday. The old bridge has been i replaced by a new structure, and no l traffic has been allowed over the bridge ' for several months while the construc tion was in progress. SPEAKING OF “COMMUNITY CMESTS ” PASTORS WILL ASK CHEST AID TODAY Concerted Pleas for Support Will Be Made in All Churches. Washington churches today will her ald the opening of the Washington Community Chest campaign, which opens officially with a dinner of chest officers, campaign division leaders and team captains and members, in the Ho tel Mayflower tomorrow night at 6:30 o’clock. From every pulpit pleas will be made by pastors for support by their congre gations of the campaign for $1,343.- 348.93, the amount needed to enable the 57 member agencies to carry on welfare work during the year. Today has been officially designated ’ Community Chest Sunday.’* Dr. W. L. Darby, executive secretary of the Washington Federation of Churches, has written every Protestant pastor, urging them to inform their con gregations of the chest and its pur poses. Dr. Abram Simon has done like wise in urging similar action in all of the Jewish tabernacles, w’hile Archbish op Michael J. Curley has sent a mes sage to be read at all Catholic masses today. Aid Is Considered Duty. ‘ Practically all the outstanding Cath olic agencies of charitable work have made common cause with the Commu nity Chest organization of Washington,'* Archbishop Curley said. "It is the duty of Catholics of the District, not only to be cheerful con tributors to this fund, but, furthermore, to render willing service as collectors and agents in the work wherever such service is required of them.” In addition to sermons by the pas tors, several churches will have lay speakers to discuss the Community Chest plan. F. L. Rogers will speak at Brightwood Park M. E. Church this morning at 11 o’clock: Claude Owen at Hamline Methodist Episcopal Church at the same hour, Vernon B. Lowrey will address the Nativity congregation at 11 o’clock and Myron Whitney will speak at the evening service at the Fifteenth Street Christian Church. Senator Couzens of Michigan, former (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.J TODAY’S STAR PART ONE—2B PAGES. General News—Local, National and Foreign. Schools and Colleges—Pages 25 and 26. PART TWO—I 4 PAGES. Editorial Section—Editorials and Edi torial Features. Notes of Art and Artists—Page 4. Review of Winter Books —Page 4. District Nationul Guard—Page 6. At Community Centers—Page 7. Army and Navy News —Page 8. Serial Story, "The Vicarion” —Page 8. Organized Reserves—Page 9. Spanish War Veterans—Page 9. Fraternal News—Pages 10 and 11. D. A. R. Activities—Page 11. Cross-word Puzzle—Page 12. W. C. T. U. Activities—Page 12. PART THREE—I 6 PAGES. Society. Y. W. C. A. Activities—Page 7. News of the Clubs—Pages 10, 11 and 14. Clubwomen of the Nation—Page 12. Around the City—Page 12. Parent-Teacher Activities—Page 16. PART FOUR—I 2 PAGES. Amusement Section—Theater, Screen and Music. Aviation Activities—Page 6. Col. Lindbergh's Story—Page 6. Radio News—Pages 8 and 9. Financial News—Pages 10 and 11. PART FIVE—4 PAGES. Pink Sports Section. PART SIX—B PAGES. Classified Advertising. PART SEVEN—B PAGES. Magazine Section—Fiction and Humor. PART EIGHT—32 PAGES. Automobile Show Section. District ol Columbia Naval Reserve— Page 24. Marine Corps Notes—Page 24. Veterans of Great War—Page 30. GRAPHIC SECTION—B PAGES. World Events in Pictures. COLOR SECTION—4 PAGES. Mutt and Jeff: Reg’lar Fellers; Mr. and Mrs.; High Lights of History, Farmer Awaits Trial For Firing Shotgun At Naval Dirigible Special Dispatch to The Star. NEWTON. N. J„ January 26. Merton Hankins, 40-year-old farm hand, is in jail here tonight awaiting trial on charges of fir ing a shotgun at the naval dirigi ble Los Angeles. He is specifically charged with malicious mischief and assault with attempt to kill as the result of accusations by Elias S. Hirsch. Hankins, according to Hirsch, fired four loads of buckshot at the Los Angeles, flying low dur ing maneuvers September 6 last, while they were on a hunting trip. Hankins denies the accu sation. It is not known if the dirigible was hit. DRY FUND VICTORY IN HOUSE IS SEEN 1 Democratic Leaders Voice Confidence of Obtaining Sufficient Votes. By the Associated Press. Counting the votes they expect to draw to the support of the proposal to place $24,000,000 in the hands of the ! President for prohibition enforcement. I Democratic leaders yesterday expressed j confidence that they would be able to! obtain House approval 'Of the huge ex- S penditure voted by the Senate. No indication yet has been given by i Republican leaders as to when the de ficiency bill carrying the highly con-1 troversial appropriation will be brought i to the floor of the House, but Repre- : sentative Tilson of Connecticut, the majority leader, said he did not expect it to be called up before Tuesday. Many Republicans Silent. . While the Democrats were hopeful that they would be able to draw enough! support from the dry membership of : both parties to put the amendment over, many members of the Republican party I would venture no prediction as to the outcome of the balloting on the pro posal. Tilson said he was "neither a prophet i nor a son of a prophet," and Represen- I tative Cram ton. Republican, Michigan,' a member of the appropriation*; com- j nuttee that will consider the proposal.! declined to discuss the possible result ol 1 the forthcoming contest on the floor. Among the Democratic membership ! Representatives Garrett of Tennessee and Gamer of Texas, the party leaders I felt that there was a good chance of 1 the proposal being accepted. Possible Action Speculated. If the House should reject the amend- ! ment and send the bill to conference with the Senate the Democrats believe that in* view of the size of the vote by which the Senate adopted the proposal the Senate might press its position and insist upon its acceptance by the House. Should the House continue to refuse the proposed expenditure as well as other items in the bill probably would* die in conference. Tilts would leave the question to the new Congress for settlement. Many of the incoming Congressmen were chosen on issues that might prompt them to take their place behind the amendment, irrespective of party lines, and in some quarters the opinion was expressed to day that if the question were left over the hand of its advocates would be strengthened. FIRE DAMAGES CENTRAL PIER AT ATLANTIC CITY By the Associated Press. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., January 26. —Fire tonight damaged the Central Pier which runs oceanward from the Board walk at Tennessee avenue. Firemen were stationed on hotels across the Boardwalk from the pier to put out sparks and burning bits of tim bt that were carried through the air by a sea breeze. The Central Pier was built on the site of the famous Young's Pier, which burn ed in 1912. J. S. Bache, stock broker of New York and Chicago, has offices upstairs and the Atlantic City Kiwanis Club maintains an office in the arcade. Deputy Fire Chief Maltby Mesick, in jured when his department automobile collided with a fire engine, left the At lantic City Hospital shortly’ after be in : taken there, but he later collapsed at the fire. Five firemen were hurt three of them being sent to the hos pital. The pier was owned by the Sterling Really Co. It housed ‘ vurious exhibits, stores and offices, including brokerage offices, Atlantic City Club of American Automobile Association and Atlantic Citv Publicity and Convention Bureau among others. STEWART ASSAILED BY NYE IN SENATE Battle for Control of Stand ard Co. of Indiana Is Dis cussed on Floor. By the Associated Press. The contest between John D. Rocke feller, jr., and Robert W. Stewart for control of the Standard Oil Co. of In diana was called to the atention of the Senate yesterday by Senator Nye, Re publican, of North Dakota, who assailed Stewart’s connection with what he de scribed as the "shady Continental Trading Co.”^ Shortly after the Senate lands com mittee, of which Nye is chairman, a year ago inquired into Stewart’s deal ings with the Continental Co., Mr. Rockefeller asked and was denied the resignation ol Stewart, Senator Nye yesterday declared that Stewart "defied the Senate, misled the Senate, lied to the Senate, and then proceeded to explain successfully his record to the satisfaction of a District of Columbia jury.” Source of Revenue Cited. Referring to a recent statement by Stewart, the Senator declared that in this, Stewart had said that his shar» of profits from the Continental Trad ing Co. was "partly the source from which the steady stream of cash div idends has been paid to the stock holders of the Indiana company” "It looks to me,” interposed Senator Norris, Republican, of Nebraska, "that some of the stockholders want Stewart re-elected because he gives them the benefit of his stealings." "If Mr. Stewart’s claim is correct,” asked Senator Borah, Republican, Idaho, “then the stockholders benefited by that transaction, did they not?” “Yes, that is true,” Nye replied. "Mr. Rockefeller is a stockholder of the company, is he not?” Borah con tinued. “Yes, he is.” ’Has there been any effort made by any stockholders to return this money derived through the Continental Trad ing Co.?” Senator Nye said he was not aware of any such attempt. Senator Norris read a letter he said he had received from one of the oil stockholders denouncing the manner of Stewart in soliciting proxies and de (Contniued on Page 4, Column 5.) HAVANA PAPER IS SUED FOR FERRARA ASSERTIONS Havana Morning Post Defendant in Action Brought by Cuban Envoy’s Associate. By the Associated Press. HAVANA, January 26.—Because of an editorial printed yesterday in which Dr. Orestes Ferrara, Cuban Ambassador to Washington, was declared to have demonstrated his unlitness for that diplomatic post "by utterances made m Washington” relative to the present tariff hearings and suggesting his recall, the Havana Morning Post, English lan guage newspaper, is made defendant In an action brought today by Fabian Garcia Montero, associate of Dr. Ferrara. Montero in his charge accuses the Post of having injured Dr. Ferrara bv printing the statement. The Havana Post, in turn, has charged Montero with being abusive and violent in an interview last night. MUSSOLINI GRATEFUL FOR RESCUE OF SAILORS Ambassador Delivers Premier’s Praise of Americans, Orally aud by Letter. By the Associated Press. The Italian Ambasador, Nobile Giaco mo de Martino, called on Secretary Kel logg yesterday, upon instructions of Premier Mussolini, and expressed grati tude for the rescue by the steamer America of the captain and crew of the Italian steamer Florida. In addition to an oral expression the Ambassador handed Mr. Kellogg a letter which read: "His excellency, Signor Mussolini, has directed me to present to the American Government the expressions of deep gratitude of the Italian government and of the Italian Navy for the rescue of the crew of tiie S. S. Florida, which was achieved by the gallant men of the S. S. America. “I take pleasure in transmitting to you these expressions, which respond to thf feeling of the whole nation and to which I most cordially associate my self.” “From Pres* to Home Within the Hour'* The Star Is delivered every evening and Sunday morning to Washington homes by The Star’s exclusive carrier service. Phone Main 5000 to start immediate delivery. A 3 ) Means Associated Press. FIVE CENTS |TEN CENTS IN WASHINGTON AND SUBURBS i ELSEWHERE Jones Will Attempt More Publicity in Senate Noniinations By the Associated Press. Senator Jones of Washington, the Republican whip, gave notice yesterday that he would attempt to have more publicity attend con sideration of nominations by the Senate. The Senator said he would pro pose that all executive nomina tions be considered in open ses sion unless two-thirds of the Sen ate voted to close the doors. Under the present rules, a two-thirds vote is necessary to order open ses sions. A number of Senators com plained about the recent consid eration of the nomination of Roy O. West as Secretary of the In terior in executive session. SENATE NAS HOPES OF FINISHING 11 Prospects of Completing Im portant Program Bright, With Five Weeks Left. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. With the cruiser bill fight in the Sen ate expected to end in the passage of the bill by the end of the coming week if not earlier, prospects of completing the legislative program of the present session of Congress are brightening. In this program are included as major measures the House bill for the re apportionment of Representatives in Congress and those annual appropria tion bills which have not yet been put through. The apparent determination of the leaders to give the cruiser bill the right of way until it has been disposed of has in large measure taken the tucks out of the opposition. There has been no question that the cruiser bill, pro viding for 15 new modern cruisers for the Navy, would pass the Senate by a very substantial majority once it could be brought to a vote. The principal fight over the bill now is not whether it shall pass, but whether the provision for a time limit in which the construc tion of the cruisers shall be begun shall remain in the bill. House Favors Time Limit. President Coolidge has recommended its elimination, on the ground that it might embarrass the Treasury to be compelled to spend the money within the specified time. Senator Hale, chair man of the naval affairs committee and in charge of the bill in the Senate, is strongly opposed to the elimination ol this provision. Unless there is a shift in sentiment before the vote is taken, the time limit will remain in the bill. The House has already agreed to the time iimit. Five weeks remain before March 4. when the present Congress expires. If the cruiser bill takes up a week of this time before the Senate, four weeks are still available for the consideration of other measures. No effort is being made to bring a farm bill forward, however, for it Is the definite under standing of the leaders now that this measure is to go over until a special session, called this Spring by the Presi dent-elect. The bill for the rcapportionment of the membership of the House in ac cordance with the census of 1920, which has passed the House, is now on the Senate calendar, having been reported favorably from the Senate committee on commerce. That it commands the support of a majority of the Senate was clearly indicated during the last week, when, by a vote of 53 to 23, it was taken up for consideration on Thursday dur ing the morning hour. It has opposi tion from Senators repiesenting States which will lose seats in the House under the proposed reapportionment. There have been hints of a filibuster against the bill. But the bill providing for taking the next decennial census is pending before the Senate too, and Senator Vandenberg of Michigan, who has made a fight for reapportionment during the present session, plans to offer the reapportionment bill as an amendment to the census bill, when that measure comes up in the Senate, as it is slated to do soon. There Is a strong desire to put the census bill through. It must be pul through be fore the census can be taken and there is a multitude of jobs in the offing when the census-taking starts. Under the terms of the Constitution, the de cennial census, which is the basis of apportionment of representation in the House, must be made within each 10- year period. The census bill is a privi leged measure, therefore, and has been held so. Four Measures on List. Between the fight over the Kellogg treaty outlawing war and the contest over the cruiser bill, with several ap propriation bills sandwiched hi. the census bill has been allowed to wait its turn in the Senate. Senator Vanden berg early gave notice he planned to offer the reapportionment bill as an amendment to the census bill when ever it was brought up. There was a tacit understanding that the Senate would w ait until the House put through (Continued on Page 4, Column 3.) IT. S.-Hungary Pact Signed. Separate arbitration and conciliation treaties between the United States and Hungary were signed yesterday by Sec retary Kellogg and the Hungarian Minister here. Timid Little Lioness’ Shivers Cost Monkeys Their Swing as She Moves In A baby lioness and an armadillo were added to the population of the Zoo. The former showed anything but a lion heart when placed in the monkey house. The monkeys in the cage across from it had a swinging pole with which they made a great deal of noise The little lion trembled so violently every time the monkeys started a dis turbance that Head Keeper William H. Blackburn ordered the pole taken out. The lioness was a gift from Ernest Thompson-Seton, the well known naturalist. The armadillo, a native of Texas, was the first animal of this queer fam ily of shelled mammals which has been ENDURANCE FLYERS ARE PAID TRIBUTE ON RETURN TO D. C. Record - Breaking Question Mark Crew Is Given Warm Welcome Here. 'hop FROM HIGH POINT COMES AS SURPRISE Small Crowd Is at Field to Greet Airmen After Adventurous Month’s Absence. After an eventful month, during which ! they broke all world aircraft endur ance records by remaining in the air more than six days and made two trans ; continental trips, members of the crew of the Question Mark returned to Boll ing Field, their home station, late yes terday afternoon. They were warmly received by a delegation of Army offi cials headed by Secretary of War Dwight F. Davis. An elaborate formal reception, scheduled for yesterday morning, was canceled because of a delay at Tri- Cities Airport, High Point. N. C., caused by a broken gear in the Question Mark’s right outboard motor, the only mishap during the entire month’s flying, total ! ing more than 18,000 miles. After repairs had been made with a new gear carried down by a Bolling Field observation plane yesterday morn ing, the Question Mark hopped off at ; about 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon on > the last leg of her flight and landed i alone at Bolling Field as shadows were I beginning to lengthen over the field. The four members of the Question I Mark’s crew wore flying togs, which ; identified them with the famous flight | On their leather flying jackets a rf ! leather helmets were painted large ye * low question marks, matching those' on , the sides of the plane’s fuselage. Only Two in Record Plane. Maj. Carl Spatz. commander of th" big plane, and Capt. Ira C. Eaker. chief pilot, were the only members of the rec | ord flight crew aboard the Question i Mark when she landed here. Lieut. El wood R. Quesada, night pilot, and Staff Sergt. Roy W. Hooe. mechanic, came on j ahead in Refueling Plane No. 1, piloted j by Capt. Ross G. Hoyt. The fifth mem- I ber of the crew, Lieut. Harry A. Halver son, remained at his home station, San i Diego. Sergt. Halverson’s place was filled by Hans J. Adamson, secretary to F. Trubee Davison, Assistant. Secretary of War for Aeronautic*, and a member I of the ground crew which aided in re fueling the Question Mark during Us ! record flight. Arrival of the Question Mark came as a surprise, as it had been announced earlier that the plane would not ar rive before Monday or Tuesday. Not : more tlian 300 persons were on hand to greet tiie flyers. The welcoming party included Secretary Davis. Assistant Secretary Davison, Maj. Gen. James E. Fechet, chief of the Army Air Corps: Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, chief ; of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, and : Mrs. Eaker. wife of the Question Mark's chief pilot. Many famous aeronautical people were scattered through the small crowd, among them Lieut. Leigh Wade, a mem ber of the Army “round-the-world” : flight; Vincent Bumelli, airplane de -1 signer and builder, and a score of Army I and Navy pilots who have participated jin aeronautical events which have | gone into history. The Question Mark, with Capt. Eaker I at the controls, appeared flying very i low, down the Potomac River at 5 i o'clock. Capt. Eaker. having received warning that Bolling Field was muddy and dangerously soft in spots, “dragged” i the field, flying down its length only ; about 50 feet above the ground so as Ito map out his landing. Banking the j plane in a short turn so that one wing | appeared almost to drag the ground, he circled the field and came In to a perfect landing at the south end. taxied cautionsly around the puddles and soft places to where the welcoming committee awaited the plane In front of the field operations office. Wife Greets Eaker First. As Capt. Eaker pulled up and cut his motors, his wife climbed into the plane and was the first to welcome the party home. Lieut. Quesada and Sergt Hooe then joined Maj. Spatz and Capt. Eaker and the four were welcomed by Secre tary Davis, who congratulated them heartily on their achievement. The crowd immediately hemmed the party in. close to the plane and the flyers and Secretaries Davis and Davison were i compelled to stand beside the plane for more than five minutes while nearly ! twoscore photographers and motion ! picture meu clicked away. Maj. Spatz and Capt. Eaker broke j away and went into the operations office to get out of their flying togs and the | “reception” was over, j Maj. Spatz said that he will im ! mediately prepare an official report in [ forming the War Department of de -1 tails of the Question Mark's flight. In his report he will give conclusions as | to the practical results of the flight and the possibility of adapting the refuel ing in flight principle to future opera tions of military and commercial air craft. “I have in mind several important conclusions to be drawn from our ef fort," Maj. Spatz said, “but I do not j feel free to say anything about them until I have submitted my report to | the War Department. I hope to have 1 (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.f~* in the Zoor for years. It was a gift from Mrs. W. J. Donovan. A few days ago Dr. WUliam M. Mann, director of the Zoo. received an excited telephone call from a farmer in nearby Virginia, who reported finding in his swamp a weird creature with a shell, and investigation proved that it was an armadillo. The creature is an in habinlant of desert country and one never laid been reported so far north before. The probable explanation, says Dr. Mann, is that some automobile tourist picked one up in Texas and kept it in the car until it finally escaped or was thrown out in Virginia. Since the ad vent of auto touring, he says, many similar curiosities of animal distribu tion are reported.