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<O. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Fair and colder with lowest tempera ture about 18 degrees tonight; tomor row fair and continued cold. Temperature—Highest. 36. at 3:45 p.m. yesterday; lowest. 28, at 4 a.m. today. Full report on page 4. Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 10 and 11 X” QA Entered as second class matter O. OVjt"yO, post office, Washington, D. C. 14 MOUNTAIN PEAKS ARE FOUND BY BYRD IN » FLIGHT Returns From Journey Over King Edward Land—Bol ling Arrives. DISCOVERY OF NEW ISLAND ALSO REPORTED First Plane to Fly Over Main Body of Continent—Unexplored Territory Seen. ♦ BY RUSSEL OWEN. By Wireless to The Star and the New York ] Tiroes^ LITTLE AMERICA. January 28. — Comdr. Byrd, returning after a five-hour flight over King Edward Land, an nounced on his arrival at Scott Nuna Tako and the Alexandria mountains, the discovery of 14 mountain peaks sticking up above the snow. After ; so many weeks of nothing but ! ice and snow, the solid rock looked j good, Byrd's message continued. Re- j ceipt previously of a radio dispatch, j announcing that the Eleanor Bolling [ had arrived, also was announced by Comdr. Byrd. He also discovered a new island on his first long exploration flight over King Edward Land, he reported. He kept in continuous radio communication with the base and ship. Balchen piloted the plane and June acted as radio operator. He took off after a run of only 30 sec onds. despite a heavy load, and after circling the camp headed northeast on a course for the Scott Nuna Tako. He had gas for about nine and one-half hours. First Long Exploration. This is the first time that an American has made a long exploration trip in Ant arctic and the first time an airplane has been used to fly over the main body of the continent. Everywhere on the right of his course today was unexplored ter ritory, and much of the coastline to his left had never been seen before. The Bolling arrived today a few min utes after Byrd had taken off and dis appeared to the northwest, flying high over the snow under a clear, brilliant sky. Her arrival and the successful take-off made this a day of jubilation, for this is the first steel ship eVer used by an Antarctic expedition, and the Bolling bucked ice successfully for sev eral days, arriving -here loaded so that her sides bulged. Her getting here safely means that the greatest hazard the expedition faced has been sur mounted, and now only remains the great task of unloading her and getting her cargo ashore. Ice Gone Out of Bay. Fortunately, the ice has gone out of the bay on the east side, enabling the party to approach the barrier and take a direct route over solid surface of only four miles to the camp. The plane in which Comdr. Byrd made his flight to King Edward Land is a specially built Fairchild with a 400-horsepower motor. It te loaded with the most diversified assortment ever packed in an airplane. The plane Is a cabin monoplane with a wing 50 feet wide. It has a cruising radius of 3.000 miles. It was loaded carefully before the take-off, everything that went into it being weighed so that the load might be cut down to a min imum. It weighed, fully loaded, includ ing the crew, about 5.600 pounds. It was remarkable how much was packed into the comparatively small cabin, for in commercial use the plane carries only five or six passengers. It was built especially for Antarctic work, the tail surfaces being enlarged, the landing ' gear raised and extra tanks being built into the cabin and wings. But for this flight the cabin tank was re moved and only the wings tanks were partly filled. The usual instruments are on the board in front of the pilot and to his right is a radio key so that he may op erate the radio in an emergency. Fastened to the back of his seat is the large compass, this being the only place in the ship fairly free from local deviations. Just behind the seat is the drift indicator opening in the floor and about it is the navigating hatch through which Byrd can take sextant sights and watch his sun compass. Can Take Pictures. The doors have plates which may be opened for taking pictures. In back of the doors and just in front of the partition separating the cabin from the tail of the plane sits the radio operator with his sets slung on either side of him and easily accessible for repairs or adjustments. A radio key is fasten ed on a tiny shelf on his left, a shelf about 6 inches wide. This small space seems fairly well filled with the crew, but also it held! two sleds for hand hauling which have i been taken apart and may be lashed to gether with rawhide, two man harnesses, two tents, one primus cooker, three sleeping bags, three pairs of skis, two pairs of ski sticks, two pairs of snow shoes, two pairs of ski boots, one ice 1 ax, spade, snow knife, hunting knife, 60 feet alpine rope, four bamboo poles, two pair crampons, one portable emergency radio set, repair outfit, water proof clothes bag. in which are packed mukluks, senna grass, fur mitts, under wear, sox and snow goggles. There are also two medical kits, marches, binoc ulars, fuel for the cookers, and food for three men for three months. These things were taken so that Byrd and his companions would have been able to get home on foot if they had been forced down. The airplane supplies included a tool kit. motor cover, blow torch for heating the motor, snow shovel, tarpaulin, oil drainage, oil funnel and gas funnel. Byrd's navigation equipment consists of charts, sextant, drift indicator, sun compass, earth inductor compass and large magnetic compass. And yet with all this material aboard it is stowed so neatly and compactly that there is some room to move around and moving pictures of interesting parts of the flight may be taken. Byrd has provided in his usual thorough wav for every possible contingency as on' any of these flights and there will be many of them before he returns. He recently tested out a new .sailing sled, weighing only 36 pounds, including sail, mast, canvas bag to hold everything on it and the stays. It is the most satisfactory sled he has ever had and when he tested it in a 20-mile wind it moved Across a rough lumpy surface so quickly that one had to hustle to keep ud with It. v _ (Copyright, 192*. by the New York Times Co and the St. Louis Post-Dispateb All rights for publication reserved throughout few world.) FLYER, UNCONSCIOUS, DIVES 25,000 FEET, ESCAPES FIRE Army Aviator Leaps to Safety as Flames Break Out in Motor. LOSES OXYGEN TUBE. Pilot Describes Jump for Life After Losing Senses at 34,000 Feet. After becoming insensible through lack of oxygen and dropping 25,000 feet in an Army airplane, First Lieut. Julian B. Haddon regained con sciousness in time to discover his machine in flames. In the follow lowing narrative, Lieut. Haddon re lates his thrilling experiences and graphically describes his escape from death. Lieut. Haddon is attached to the Army Air Corps at Wright Field. Dayton, Ohio, where various types of Army airplanes are now being tested. BY JULIAN B. HADDON. First Lieutenant Air Corps. U. 8. A. Written exclusively for The S(ar and the North American Newspaper Alliance. DAYTON. Ohio. January 28. —On j I Saturday. January 26, 1929, at 9:30 ; a.m. I took off from Wright Field. Day | ton. Ohio, in an experimental single i sealer Army pursuit airplane, equipped j with a D-12 430-horsepower motor, with j side type exhaust driven supercharger. This was one of the regular scheduled test flights which are conducted on all types of airplanes and equipment by the United States Army Air Corps at Wright Field. The pumose of this particular flight was to determine the best climbing speed and the maximum speed at serv ice ceiling of this airplane when equipped with a supercharger. The I NEW YORK NAILS AMERICA’S HEROES Capt. Fried and Aides to March on Triumphal Trail up Broadway. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, January 28.—Capt. George Fried and his mates of the Florida rescue were headed into another storm today—a gale of cheers and a blizzard of ticker tape. Their course lay over the famous heroes trail, from the Battery up Broad way to the City Hall, to permit the city’s thousands to voice their admiration for the skill and daring which saved 32 lives from the sinking Italian freighter 700 miles off the Virginia capes last Wed nesday. The sound of his name echoing amid cheers against the walls of Broadway skyscrapers was not new to Capt. Fried. Three years ago he met a similar re ception when he docked the liner Pres ident Roosevelt after taking 25 off the British freighter Antinoe. Aides Share in Glory. Sharing in the plaudits of the crowd and the honors which tne city heaped upon the captain were Chief Officer Harry Manning, who commanded the life boat in its perilous trip to the side of the sinking freighter; Nelson H. Smith, chief radio operator, and the eight members of the boat’s crew. The program for the parade and re ception called for the bringing of Capt. Fried and his men from Hoboken to the Battery on the city tug Macom at noon. An escort composed of Regulars from Governors Island and sailors from the navy yard was ordered for the march up Broadway. At city hall Mayor Walker and other city officials arranged to extend the greetings of the city to the heroes and present them with gold medals. Illumi nated scrolls extolling their dead also were prepared for presentation to Capt. Fried. Manning and Nelson. A luncheon was arranged at the Ad vertising Club after the city hall re ception. Three Heroes Speak Over Radio. After a day spent resting at their homes, Capt. Fried, Manning and Nel son spoke over the radio last night. Capt. Fried urged that all credit for the rescue be given to Manning and the oarsmen of the lifeboat. In his talk. Manning described how the small boat was driven through the darkness and mounting seas, to the side of the sinking ship, how a line was passed aboard and how the Italian j sailors plunged into the water and were | drawn into the rescue boat, i He paid warn tribute to the pluck of the shipwrecked men, six of whom made the dangerous leap despite seri ous injuries. While five of their shipmates were in an Italian hospital being treated for injuries and exposure, 27 mem bers of the rescue crew attended church services twice yesterday. In the eve ning they were the guest* of a Broad way motion picture theater. ONLY ONE NEW FLU CASE. Three Deaths From Disease Report ed Here Yesterday. Reports of cases of influenza in the District, which have been dwindling daily, declined to a single case today. No deaths were reported. Yesterday eight cases and three deaths from the disease were reported. Thus far in January. 1.693 cases and 60 deaths have been reported. American Air Line Starts Diner Service With Six-Course Lunch Cooked on Plane By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, January 28—Diner serv ice was inaugurated as a regular fea ture of air passenger service in the United States yesterday when the Uni versal Aviation Corporation launched the first of 10 giant trimotored Fokker planes to fly the routes between here and Cleveland, Minneapolis and St. Louis. 1 Miss Cleveland, carrying a fully storked pantry and kitchen and manned with a chef and waiter, was christened by Mrs. P. G. Kemp, wife of the vice president of the Universal Lines, and Wxt %umm fte. WASHINGTON, D. MONDAYS JANUARY 28, .1929-FORTY PAGES. i k J/tPf • LIEUT. JULIAN B. HADDON. supercharger is an apparatus for pre venting decreased power of the motor due to the rareness of the atmosphere at higher altitudes. In an airplane of this type, the use of the supercharger has increased the ; altitude to which the plane will fly from about 21.000 feet to approximately 35,- 000 feet. Oxygen Supply Necessary. It has been found from experiments made by the Army Medical Corps and from actual flight tests, that at all altitudes above 15,000 feet the atmos phere begins to get so thin that there is insufficient oxygen available for the average person to function normally. At the extremely high altitude which was contemplated on this particular flight, it was. of course, necessary to carry a supply of oxygen. This oxygen was inhaled through the mouth by means of a small tube with a rubber nipple. A valve being installed In the tube to regulate the amount required. The extremely cold temperatures found at the higher altitudes makes very bulky clothing necessary. The cold (Continued on Page 3~ Column 17) Wind, Not Sympathy, Caused Officer to Cry Making Arrest, The wind and not sympathy caused Motor Cycle Policeman John T. White to shed tears as he arrested Howard E. Severe of Chevy Chase, Md„ according to testimony in Police Court today. Severe is alleged to have been speeding on Connecticut avenue when arrested. On the stand, Severe said that when he ‘stopped. White was weeping and Judge Isaac R. Hitt asked, “was he crying because he had to arrest you?” "Decidedly not,” declared Severe, “only because he had been riding against the wind.” Severe pleaded guilty and was lined $lO. TWO SHIPS SOUGHT BY RESCUE VESSELS \ Little Hope Held for Third Craft, Overdue at Dock for Week. By die Associated Press. NEW YORK, January 28.—Two Coast Guard cutters were racing to the aid of a ship in distress 700 miles east of Boston today and a tug was seeking another disabled craft between Ber muda and the Azores. Meanwhile hope faded for the safety of the steam trawler Seiner, a week overdue at Groton, Conn., from the Georges Banks. Fighting Snow Squalls. Fighting their way through snow, squalls and a strong west, northwest j wind, which sometimes blew 8 full gale, the cutters Mojave and Tampa were 1 seeking the British freighter Silver Maple in answer to her SOS sent out Saturday aftemon saying she was help less with disabled steering gear. The Mojave, which was about 60 miles ahead of the Tampa, is expected to reach the position of the distressed ship about 1 o’clock tomorrow. The last position given by the Silver Maple placed her in 36 degrees north latitude and 57 degrees 34 minutes west longitude. The message giving her po sition to the Mojave said the weather “was fresh with northwest gales." The Silver Maple, a craft of 5,300 tons, built a year ago and owned by the Silver Line, Ltd., was westbound for New York. She carried a crew of 40. Tug Looking for Freighter. Word received at Lloyd’s London of fice from Horta, in the Azores, said a tug had been dispatched to search for the Italian freighter Capo Vado, which wa* apparently In distress about mid way between the Azores and Bermuda. An S O S was picked up from the Cape Vado last Friday. Since then American stations have heard nothing from her. The British steamship Clean this was said to have gone to -her assist ance. The Capo Vado, with a crew of more than 25, was bound for Baltimore. Jenny Dolly I* Operated On. PARIS, January 28 UP). —Jenny Doily, one of the Dolly Sisters, American dancing team, underwent an operation for appendicitis today. The operation was stated to have been successful and the dancer was said to be doing as well as could Be expected. went into service on the Cleveland run. Ten passengers, including Lewis H. Piper of Minneapolis, president of the lines, were served a six-course luncheon, cooked on the ship's electric stove, as it soared over the city today. The ship carries 12 passengers and is equipped with upholstered arm chairs, luggage and magazine racks and ash trays. The entire fleet, of the heated cabin type, will be in opera tion by Spring. Connections for rail traffic to and from New York will be made at Cleveland with New York Cen train* HOOVER ADVISERS BALK AT PUBLICITY IN SMITH MEETING Refuse to Become Party to Any “Stunt” Promoted by Press Agent. “WOULD BE GLAD TO SEE GOVERNOR,” HOOVER SAYS A1 Declares He Has No Statement to Make—Bringing Two To gether Is Uncertain. By the Associated Press. MIAMI BEACH, Fla., January 28. President-elect Hoover said today he would be “most happy” to see former Gov. Alfred E. Smith, who is spending part of his vacation time at Coral Gables, only a short distance from the Hoover home on Belle Isle. Mr. Hoover's statement, made in re ply to a question from a newspaper correspondent follows: “By all means I should be glad if Gov. Smith has the time to call. I should be most happy to see him.” Advised of Mr. Hoover's statement by telephone, the former New York gov ernor said he had no statement to make. “Will you see Mr. Hoover?” he was asked. “I said there was no statement," the Democratic leader replied. He added that he was interested, but that he was in Florida for a vacation and objected to newspaper correspond ents continually calling him on the tele phone. “I would be glad to see you men in a group at any time.” he said. An effort to bring the President-elect and Mr. Smith together through a third party was undertaken today by Hamilton Wright, press agent for Miami, who called at Hoover headquarters. This request was flatly refused, advisers of Mr. Hoover taking the position that they would not become a party to what they termed a “publicity stunt.” HOOVER AT WORK TODAY. Foregoes Pleasure of Fishing for Con ferences and Other Business. BY J. RUSSELL YOUNG, Stall Correspondent of The Star. BELLE ISLE, Fla.. January 28.—With thoughts of Ashing as far removed from his mind as possible, Mr. Hoover today rolled up his sleeves and knuckled down to a day of labor. He was at his desk in the temporary executive office on the Adams estate, adjoining that of J. C. Penney, where the President-elect and Mrs. Hoover are making their home while in Florida, shortly after 9 o'clock. He hurriedly went through some of his accumulated mail and then received 001. Horace A. Mann, who managed his recent campaign in the Southern States and who has since been looked upon as Mr. Hoover’s probably dispenser of Fed eral patronage in Dixie during the com ing administration. Col. Mann also has been frequently mentioned for the ap pointment for some post of responsi bility. Col. Mann said following the confer ence that there is no Federal position he wants or would accept if offered, and he felt certain that Mr. Hoover was not even considering him in that connection. He added that the national committee men and women, and the State and county leaders and other leaders should and will have the say about distributing the Southern patronage. After his conference with Col. Mann, Mr. Hoover devoted himself for more than an hour to work. Others to be re ceived by him at the office before lunch eon today are Judson C. Welliver, for mer Washington newspaper correspond ent and editor, and now associated with the Pullman Co.; Floyd Gibbons, war correspondent and magazine writer; Walter A. Strong, publisher of the Chi cago Daily News; Judge Henning of California, former Assistant Secretary of Labor, and Louis Liggett, Republi can national committeeman, Massachu setts. Harlan Stone, associate justice of the .Supreme Court of the United States, j and Mrs. Stone arrived at the Hoover I home on Belle Island in time for break - | fast this morning. Justice Stone is one of Mr. Hoover’s old fishing cronies, hav ing been on fishing trips with him on several occasions. It was for the purpose of accom panying him on his next fishing expedi tion that Mr. Hoover invited Justice and Mrs. Stone to join him here. The understanding is that Mr. Hoover al ready is making ready for another at tempt to catch a sailfish and that the likelihood is that he and his party will leave Belle Isle either tomorrow after noon or Wednesday. He plans to go to the same fishing grounds, off the Florida Keys. Mrs. Hoover and Mrs. Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sullivan and Laurence Richey, Mr. Hoover's personal repre sentative. and Mrs. Richey will make up the remainder of the fishing party. Mr. and Mrs. Hoover yesterday spent a quiet and restful Sabbath. In the i morning they went to religious services at the Community Church at Miami Beach, the nearest church to Belle Isle. While erected as the First Con gregational Church at Miami Beach, this church has been undenominational in its aim and appeal. While not aware that he was to have these distinguished visitors, in his con gregation, Rev. Elisha A, King, formerly a Californian, preached a sermon. “Fruit* of Silence,” which fitted ad mirably the principles of faith of the Quaker denomination to which Mr. Hoover belongs. Stories printed in Washington to the effect that Representative Britten of Illinois represented President-elect Hoo ver as telling him < Britten) that he favored a Navy second to nope and a naval program with a time limit, were officially denied here today in behalf of Mr. Hoover. Last night Mr. and Mrs. Hoover had as guests for dinner Cyrus H. Curtis of Philadelphia, newspaper and maga zine publisher; James Francis Burke of Pennsylvania, counsel of the Repub lican national committee; Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Bachelor. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sullivan, Edward G. Lowrey and for mer Gov. James Goodrich of Indiana. 6,000 111 of Flu in Smyrna. CONSTANTINOPLE. January 28 (/P) . —An epidemic of influenza, which has been sweeping Turkey, is now centering In the historic city of Smyrna, which so often has been visited by disaster. Latest advices state that 8.000 cases have been reported. Including the governor and other officials. Radio Programs—Page 26 can be recomputed WALSH EXPLAINS CRUISER BILL FIGHT Backers See Possibility o* j War With Japan and Britain, He Says. :i —c— jßy the Associated Press. , ; J Senator Walsh of Montana, In a speech j before the Senate today outlining his ! reasons for opposing the cruiser bill, ‘ said that those who favor building the 16 ships have in mind the possibility, first, of a war with Great Britain, and second of a war with Japan. He declared that no one has indi cated that the United States Navy as it now stands was not adequate to meet results arising out of controversies with any other countries save the two mentioned. He was opposed to the bill, he de j dared, because he, believed it would in j terfere with any attempt of the United i States to obtain further agreements for the curbing of naval armament. Waqts Parity by Scaling Down. The cruiser bill the Senator declared, contemplates that England will con tinue her “traditional practice" of in tercepting and searching neutral ves sels in time of war. and this contempla tion. he added, will lead to difficulties. “1 am wedded to the idea of parity as between the United State? and Great Britain," Walsh asserted, “but I should like to see that parity attained by scaling down, rather than by build ing up." Senator Walsh declared, however, that in his opinion there is no incongruity in approving the Kellogg treaty and in passing the cruiser bill. "The sponsors of the cruiser bill in the Senate,” he said, “are no less at tached to the cause of peace than are the rest of us who may vote against the measure. They equally harbor the hope of an agreement for the limita tion of naval armament. The differ ence is a difference of view as to how most certainly to arrive at an agree ment, fair and just to the United States. Seeks Another Agreement Effort. “Not a few of those who will support the bill take that course, convinced that by so doing they aid in bringing about a conference and in getting satis factory results from it, and that to de feat the bill will encourage the belief aboard that there is no purpose on the part of our government in any event to build, or that should any purpose be entertained by the executive branch it can be circumvented through the spontaneous or incited opposition of the Congress. “I confess that my disposition was at first to support the bill, sharing the belief that to proceed to build would lead to an but on reflection I have convinced myself that another effort to agree may bring results, and I am eager that the trial should be made.” THINKS HOOVE* WANTS LIMIT. House Naval Committee Chairman Cites Recent Conference. After being informed of word from Miami that Herbert Hoover’s office had announced the President-elect had not discussed the pending cruiser bill. Chair man Britten of the House naval com mittee reiterated today his conviction that Mr. Hoover would be pleased it the three-year time limit for construction in the cruiser proposal now before the Senate were retained. “Immediately after my recent confer ence with President-elect Hoover I pre dicted,” Britten said, “that the incom ing Hoover administration would be for an American Navy commensurate with the world position of the United States, politically and industrially. “I made this prediction because of Mr. Hoover’s very apparent great inter est in the Navy, and no other conclusion could have been drawn from our con versation. “To presume that the inclusion of the time limit in the cruiser bill would be pleasing to Mr. Hoover Is but a natural conclusion and if I am wrong, then I am the poorest guesser in the world.” President Coolidge wants the time clause taken out of the bill, but his wishes were disregarded when the House passed it last year. Chairman Hale of the Senate naval affairs com mittee, who is sponsoring the bill in the Senate, wants the time limit clause kept in. and he is confident that he has enough votes to carry his point. Senator Borah of Idaho, one of the leaders in the fight, against the time clause, has said that he would not op pose the measure if the time clause were taken out, but proponents insist that the time clause be kept in. The fight has hinged largely around that point for several days, and once that is settled, the final vote is believed to be near. When the measure was first brought up, it was expected that an attempt would be made to reduce the number (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.) M. B. DRISCOLL NAMED WINNER IN CHEST ESSAY COMPETITION | P. W. Benninghoven Given Second and Miss Kath arine Jacobs Third. I ' 1 ' i Honorable Mention Made of Others for Excellence of i Contributions. s , Michael B. Driscoll, 2123 I street, a rate expert with the Interstate Com- I merce Commission, is the winner of the SIOO first prize in the contest for essays on the advantages of the Community , | Chest in the National Capital conduct ed by The Evening Star, it was an ’ | nounced today by the board of editors | who judged the contest. I I bther prize winners were: i Paul W. Benninghoven, 503 Colum bian Building, second prize, SSO. i Miss Katharine Jacobs. 1523 Park 1 j road, third prize. $25. In view of the general excellence of the essays submitted for the contest the judges have seen fit to give honorable ■ mention to the following: John H. Murray, 1817 Thirty-fifth, ' j street. /• Robert P. Diemer. Ontario Apart-; 1 ments. Ontario road and Eighteenth ■ j street. j E. M. Clement. 408 Rutland court. I Willard Allen Colcord, 120 Albany i i avenue. Takoma Park, i Mary C. Farrell, 3939 Thirtieth street, | . j Mount Rainier, Md. ’ J CHAMBERLAIN SEES PEACE TREATY O.K. Britain Awaits Dominion Ac tion Before Making Formal Move, He Tells Commons. i By the Associated Press. LONDON, January 28.—Sir Austen j : Chamberlain. British foreign secretary, j I told the House of Commons today that j the British government proposes to de posit its ratification of the Kellogg pact as soon as the dominion governments are in a position to do likewise. Sir Austen said specific ratification by Parliament was unnecessary, since opin ion in both houses from the first has been strongly in favor of the pact. Comdr. Joseph M. Kenworthy, Labor - ite member for Hull, asked if Sir Austen was aware that there were certain criticisms leveled at him “about the reservations attached" to the pact. SOUTH AFRICA RATIFIES PACT. House of Assembly Adopts Kellogg Treaty Outlawing War. CAPE TOWN. Union of South Africa. January 28 (-4*). —The House of As sembly of the Union of South Africa to day ratified the Kellogg pact. Alexander Signs Kellogg Pact. BELGRADE. Jugoslavia. January 28 (A>). —Acting on the recommendation of the foreign minister. King Alexander of Jugoslavia, has signed the Kellogg pact for renunciation of war. ''Hound of Silman" Gives Slip to Posses. But Half of His Predatory Horde Die By th* Associated Press. MERCED. Calif., January 28—A ferocious wolf dog, leader of a huge pack of dogs and coyotes in nocturnal raids on live itock, had vanished today after shotguns and poison had slain half his followers. The “Hound of Silman.” named from the ranch where he made his first raid on cattle, was believed to have retreated to his lair with his hungry pack. Posses and ranchers, organised to kill the big dog leader, admitted failure in their hunt, but said they had killed more than 20 members of his pack. Many cattle have been killed by the “Hound of Silman” and his predatory horde. The big wolf dog had re cruited many animals and coyotes and for several nights the mad band made raids on ranches. I The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press news service. Saturday’* Circulation, 1*7.257 Sunday’* Circulation. 112,3*5 (A>) Meant Astociated Prett. | MICHAEL B. DRISCOLL. Elizabeth Anne Harris. 147 Adams ; street. Evelyn W. Jones. 3719 Military road. Hard Task far Judges. No prizes were awarded in connec tion with the honorable mention, but i the excellence of the essays submit ted by the group thus recognized made the task of the judges in picking the winners a highly difficult one. The ; prizes will be awarded at the dinner | tonight at the Mayflower Hotel, formerly launching the Community Chest cam j paign. The essays of those winning j the contest and those receiving honor ! able mention will be printed in The Star during the course of the chest cam- I paign. j Mr. Driscoll’s essay was chosenjfrom (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) PRESIDENT GIVES” CHECK TO CHEST Sets Example to City on Eve of Formal Opening of Fund Campaign. President Coolidge, who previously | had expressed his approval of the j Washington Community Chest, today on the eve of the formal opening of the campaign for funds, set an example for prospective givers by still further show ing his approval by a contribution. The President presented his check to Robert V. Fleming, chairman of the special gifts committee of the chest, at ' the White House shortly after noon in the presence of John Poole, chairman of the campaign: Frederic A. Delano, chest president, and Elwood Street, di rector. Final instructions for the Army of approximately 4.000 unpaid workers who will solicit funds for the chest in what proves to be Washington's biggest welfare campaign will be given at a dinner of chest officers and workers In the Hotel Mayflower tonight at 6:30 o'clock. Tomorrow morning with “For Wash ington's Sake” as their slogan this vast army of workers will start for their ob jective—to raise the remainder of the sum of $1,343,348.93 necessary to enable the 57 member agencies of the chest to carry on their welfare work during the year. Os the total sum. the special gifts committee. Mr. Fleming, chairman, has had promised to date the sum of about : $500,000. _ Nearly 2.500 persons, including the (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) So bold did the dogs become that they entered a hog ranch and attacked four hogs. Cattlemen of this section were forc ed to band together with guns and patrol their lands nightly. A posse sighted a pack of dogs roaming over the wastes, with the big hound at their lead. The posse opened fire and killed 20 dogs, the others escaping. Poison was placed in the carcasses of slain cattle and several of the wild dogs were found dead the next day. A theory that the hound leader and other dogs were kept on the ranch of a man who turned the beasts loose nightly to ravage neighboring farms was being investigated by E. V. Sands. State predatory animal supervisor. Sands spread poison for the leader of the wild dog pack, but the hound l was too clever to fall into the trap. TWO CENTS. REDRAFTED SALARY MEASURE PROVIDES I EMPLOYE HEARINGS Bill, Up in House, Instructs Personnel Board to Consult Department Heads. CLAUSE BANS DRASTIC RAISES OR REDUCTIONS Brookhart Plans to Ask Abolish* ment of Classification Body and Transfer Duties. The redrafted Government salary re lief bill, which Chairman Lehlbach of the House civil service committee waa authorized by that committee to pre pare and Introduce, was submitted to the House today. It carries the provision of the first Lehlbach bill specifically stating that “the Personnel Classification Board shall have sole jurisdiction to determine finally the grade or subdivision thereof, to which all positions subject to the j compensation schedules of the classl j flcation act and amendments thereto | shall be allocated, nad it shall have | authority to ascertain currently the facts as to the duties and responsibili ties of any such position and to review and change the allocation thereof when- I 3V(>r in its opinion the facts warrant." Hearings Are Provided. The original Lehlback proposal Is ; modified, however, by a clause provid | ing that the personnel classification board must consult heads of depart ments and grant hearings to the people i affected before such allocations are ; made. The new bill provides “that such j review and change shall be made only | after consultation with the heads of the j departments concerned, and after afford- I ing all incumbents of the positions ; affected an opportunity to be heard, of i which hearing a permanent record shall i be made and kept, including all testi mony taken.” Meanwhile. Senator Brookhart was preparing a bill to abolish the Personnel Classification Board and transfer its duties to the Civil Service Commission. The provision would be a part of the i bill creating a board of appeals with I which Government employes could list i complaints. The proposal to abolish the classifl ! cation board has been put forward by i members of Congress a number of times m recent years, but such legislation has . never been enacted. Undecided on Tine. Senator Brookhart has not decided i definitely whether he will introduce his . board Os appeal measure at this session, > but said today he would include in that ! bill a provision to turn over to the > commission the work of the board. The • board of appeals, which Senator Brook hart would establish, would be inde pendent of the commission and all other r existing agencies and would be for the purpose of passing upon any questions raised by employes as to individual cases. The new Lehlbach bill does not in clude the original provision demanding a survey of high-paid employes, but implies this by Including a safety clause for grade 4 of the professional and scientific service and grade 11 of the clerical administrative and fiscal service that if reductions are made they shall not be lower than the salaries being received when the Welch act went into effect. The clause in the new bill provides “that in the case of an Incumbent of any position which was allocated to grade 4 of the professional and scien tific service or gTade 11 of the clerical administrative and fiscal service of the original schedules of Jurife 30, 1925. and which shall be allocated by the board to either of the two grades similarly designated in the amended schedules, reduction in compensation below the late he was receiving on June 30, 1928, shall not be made.” There is still another provision that in all cases other than those covered by this saving clause whenever the board shall change the allocation of a position the compensation of the incumbent of that position shall be fixed initially at the rate in the grade to which the position Is allocated which is nearest the rate of compensation he is then receiving. Fixe* Minimum Reduction. The new Lehlbach bill carries a •clause safeguarding against, drastic raises or reductions and fixed the max imum reduction at 9200. The section providing that field em ployes’ salaries adjusted under the Welch act by the department heads shall be readjusted under this act bring ing the salaries in the field service mb to a par with salaries for similar posi tions in Washington. The new bill pro vides as follows: "The heads of departments and ln dependent establishments.jvho were au (Contlnued on Page 2. Column 47) HOME-BREW INGREDIENTS LISTEDJ-OR STATE TAX Indiana Legislator to Introduce Bill Providing for Assessment on Malt Sirups and Extracts. By the Associated Press. INDIANAPOLIS, January 28 A State tax on the ingredients of home brew is proposed in a bill prepared by Representative H. Curtis Bennett for introduction in the Indiana Gen eral Assembly The measure would provide for a sales tax on halt sirup ! and malt extract. Bennett said today that malt prod ucts are being shipped into Indiana by the car load and that approximately 50 companies are engaged In its manu facture. While these products have legitimate uses in baking. Bennett con tends that a large percentage is used in the manufacture of home brew. He proposed a tax of five cents on each quart can of malt. The Wright bone dry law of Indiana is considered among the most severe prohibition statutes in the country. Maryland and Virginia News Toddy on Pages 6 and 7. ■■ —■ ■ - . . '