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FARM PROSPERITY IN WEST REPORTED Congress Heads of Wealth Despite Demand for Relief and Higher Tariffs. IT FREDERIC WILLIAM WILE. One the eve of vigorous demands In the special session of Congress for farm relief and taitff legislation on lie half of agriculture. Washington poli ticians are much interested in certain trade news blowing in from the West ern prairies The news is to the ef fect that farmers are prosperous and In money-spending mood A barometer regarded here as a liable indicator of conditions Is the volume of business rimte bv the big Chicago mail order houses and bv the Western automobile Industry. From both of these quarters, each largelv dependent upon prosperity *r otherwise on the farm, comes chap ters n<i-verse evidence that the horny handed sons of the soil aren't nearly •o bad off as some of their political »ckesmen describe them. Sears-Roebuck. and Montgomery Ward report that 1928 was the best year m their history. The lion's share of that business, as all the world knows, orig inates in rural parts. The farm folks get the mammoth catalogues from the mall order organisations and. as last vear’a business volume proves, are sup plying their wants liberally from them. The rise in Montgomery Ward shares on the New York Stock Exchange last vear was due to insiders’ knowledge ihat 1928 was going to be a record breaking mall order year. Demand Finer Autos. At the glittering Chicago automobile show earlier this month, where $5,000,- POO worth.of cars were on exhibition, a conspicuous sprinkling of farmers and country dealers was in attendance. The dealers told the general agents of the automobile companies that the average farmaf is no longer satisfied with a trusty flivver, but. like the city dweller, is now going in for more ornate and bigger oars. Best of all, the motor in dustry learned at Chicago, the farmers seem to have the cash wherewith to gratify themselves awheel. Coincident with these signs of good times on the farm comes the 1929 “out look report’’ of the Bureau of Agricul tural Economics at, Washington. This authoritative fact-finding branch of the Department of Agriculture says: “The agricultural outlook for 1929 Is for some improvement in the Midwest and Bast, offset by conditions in other re gions possibly not quite so good a* in 1928. For agriculture as a whole total gross income this year will probably be maintained near its present level of around 12 to 12*2 billion dollars.’’ One of the bright prospects pictured for the farmer by the Department of Agricul ture Is that farm wages are expected to be lower at harvest time this year. Demand* for Tariff. Be these things as they may, organ ised agriculture has taken the field at Washington, determined that the farming Industry shall henceforward be given the same tariff protection as Is now enjoyed by manufactured products. Fred Brenkman, Washington represent ative of the National Orange, declared that foreign agricultural products to the amount of nearly a billton-and-a half dollars a year are entering the United State* duty-free. Only about half that total of farm Imports from abroad, according to Mr. Brenkman, pays a tariff for the privilege of com peting with the American farmer. The National Orange spokesman points out that while the average ad valorem duty on manufactured commodities is 40 per cent, it is only about 22 per cent on agricultural produce. . ~ The Farm Journal of Philadelphia ■ays in its February issue that "ade quate tariff protection is absolutely es sential to the prosperity of farming and to successful operation of any form of farm relief legislation that may later be devised by Congress." This repre sentative organ of agriculture opinion calls upon "the united forces of agri cultural Influence to apply themselves relentlessly at Washington’’ from now on. in order that protection for farmers be msde effective on 1929 crops. (Coprrtaht, IMS.) LEWIS E. REED DIES SUDDENLY AT HOME President of TT. S. Housing Cor poration Expires Following an Attack of Indigestion. Lewis K. Reed. 58 years old, president ftf the United States Housing Corpora tion, died suddenly in his apartment at 3701 Sixteenth street last night. Mr. Reed complained of indigestion While in his office yesterday and took some medicine. Last night he became auddsnly ill after returning home from the semi-annual business meeting of the Government in Memorial Conti nental Hall. Hi* wife. Mrs. Donna T. Reed, who was with him. tried to call several doctors and receiving no re sponse. an ambulance from Emergency Hospital was summoned by the apart ment house operator. Dr. I. Rutkoski of the hospital staff pronounced him dead. Coroner J. Ramsay Nevitt issued a certificate of death from natural causes. Mr. Reed became treasurer of the United State* Housing Corporation in 1920 and about a year ago succeeded Robert Watson as president. Prior to coming to this city in 1918, Mr. Reed was connected with the United Hotel Corporation and managed the Bancroft House at Worcester. Mass. He was a member of the Washington City Club and of the Manor Country Club Besides his wife he leaves two sisters, one residing in New Jersey and one In New York. Funeral arrangement* were being completed today. PACIFIC NORTHWEST BURIED UNDER SNOW Winter Holda Iron Grip, Paralyz ing Traffic. With No Immediate Relief in Sight. Br the Associated Press. BEATTLE. January 29.—Winter still held an unrelenting grin on the Pacific Northwest today after burying a large area under a heavy snow blanket and paralyzing traffic in many places. Alfred Johnson. 14, was killed yester day when the sled on which he was coasting crashed into an automobile here With anow continuing to fall In many sections and the Weather Bureau prom ising no immediate relief from the cold, several logging camps and the mills which they supply were shut down. Rural schools throughout Snohomish County, north of Seattle, were closed. Traffic in the inland empire of East ern Washington and Oregon was de moralised by heavy drifts. Train sched ules were interrupted and automobile <ransportation almost paralyzed. Schools In many places east of the Cascades were dosed. Grays Harbor. Portland, Walla Walla, ifkinia and Puget Sound cities reported Additions- snowfall during the night. HOW NEW YORK TURNED OUT TO HONOK SEA HEROES ,; j \ . A rousing welcome was accorded Capt George Fried and his hero compan ions of the liner America by the City of New York as they were escorted from the Battery to the City Hall, where they were presented with medals and scrolls. The upper photo, taken after the presentation at City Hall, shows (left to right) Grover Whalen. New York City police commissioner; Chief Officer Harry Man ntng, Capt. George Fried and Mayor James Walker. —p. &A. Photo. Lower: Parade moving up Broadway with the automobile bearing Capt. Fried, Chief Officer Manning and Police Commissioner Whalen In the van. —Wide World Photo. DOOMED SLAYERS ARE DENIED STAY U. S. Supreme Court Justice Refuses Mercy for Louisiana Pair. By the Associated Press. Justice Sanford of the Supreme Court, today refused to atay the execution of Dr. T. E. Dreher and Mrs. Ada Bonner Leboeuf of Morgan City, La., under sentence to be hanged, Friday for the murder of the woman’s husband, James J. Leboeuf. STATE COURT REFUSES PLEA. Request for Delay Falls on Deaf Ean; Governor Refuses Clemency. NEW ORLEANS. January 29 (JP). — The contemplated move on Federal courts now has materialised in the legal fight to save Mrs. Ada Bonner Leßouef and Dr. T. E. Dreher from hanging Feb ruary 1 at Franklin for the murder of James Leßouef, husband of Mrs. Le- Bouef, the night of July 1, 1927. Thrice saved from (he gallows, the physician and the widow were disap pointed, but not surprised, when in iormed in their prison cells that a State Supreme Court late yesterday refused a 90-day stay of execution. Counsel today intended to carry their battle into Federal Court later in the week. The defense will contend that the Stale Supreme Court decided constitu tional questions not before determined by the Supreme Court of the United States in refusing mandamus writs to compel Judge James Simon, the trial judge, to appoint a lunacy commission. The death date was stayed by Oov. Huey P. Long from December 19 to January 5. Further reprieves came on January 5 and January 12, when the Supreme Court became muddled over a writ Issued by chief Justice Charles A. O'Niell ordering the execution stayed, in conflict with opinion of the court. The O’Niell writ was overruled. Gov. Long flatly has refused com mutation. MAN HELD AS FUGITIVE. Captured in Reeve Court by Occo quan Wharf Superintendent. Henry Mcßapley, said to have escaped from the District Workhouse at Occo quan, Va., 18 months ago, was captured yesterday in the 1800 block of Reeve j court by W. E. Stine, superintendent of the Occoquan Wharf here. According to Mr. Stine, Mcßapley first denied but later admitted his identity. He had served two months of a year and a half sentence imposed on two charges of carrying concealed weapon*. jj A Good Time to Rent Your Room - - - ■ - . ijlpj ‘ 11 The approaching inaug- ill 31 ill Hi | uration will attract many — i 1 J to Washington. Perhaps j i|| r rrxJ available rooms will be ;I |T in demand. ' Why not make a little ex- WW~ tra money by renting your spare rooms? Place an advertisement in The Star under classifi cation of Furnished Rooms. Practically everybody seeking rooms in Washington will refer to the Fur nished Room classification of The Star. THE ETEXTXCr ST AH. D. C.. TUESDAY, JAyTART 29, 1325. 'HEROIC RESCUE CREW GETS $12,000 REWARD Money Raised by Publisher Makes Fat Purses for Officers and Men. Br the Associated Pres*. NEW YORK, January 29.—Tha res cuers of the crew of the Italian freight er Florida today had some 812,000 as material reward for their heroism. The fund* were raised through pub lic Subscription by Paul Block, news paper publisher. Capt, George Fried of the rescue ship America received I 85.000. Chief Officer Manning, who i commanded the lifeboat that took off i the 32 members of ihe Florida's crew, j 82,500, and 84.500 waa divided among the eight members of the lifeboat's crew and the chief wireless operator. Additional contributions are expected to make funds available for every mem ber of the America's crew. NAVAL BILL DELAY IS URGED PENDING ARMS CONFERENCE. (Continued From First Paife.) icence should result in misapprehen sion. As you know I warmly support your own views and you may so in form others if you wish to do so.’’ The President “did so’’ with dispatch, his secretary, Everett Sanders, sending the Hoover telegram to the Senate im mediately. No sooner, however, had he read the Hoover message titan Senator Hale pro duced a telegram from Paul V. Mc- Nutt, commander of the American Le gion. strongly advocating the retention of the time clause and declaring tha* 800.000 legionnaires want "ships of steel and not of paper.” This provoked Senator Brookhart. Republican, of lowa, a member of the Legion, who protested the action of Hale in coupling the two telegrams, and who added that he did not think 800,000 i legionnaires indorsed "this blood thirsty proposal." Representative Britten hastened last night, to send the full text of his Sun day statement to the press to Mr. Hoo ver. He added that he believed Mr. Hoover would see from the statement that he meant no offense in speaking of the President-elect’s views. HOUSE ADJOURNS AFTER HOT FIGHT (Continued From First Page.) '“~ ~ ' j opposition to ihe proposal and the fer- j ! \ ent support given it by most dry or ; ganizations. F. Scott Mcßride, superin- I tondent. of the Anti-Saloon League, I After making statements that were in terpreted as supporting Secretary Mel lon's position, later declared for the | amendment and has sent a cricular I letter to Representtaives urging its pass . age. All-Italian Program Will Honor Florida's Wireless Operator • Bv the Associated Press. NEW YORK. January 119.—A ) gold medal will bp presented to night by the Veteran Wireless Operators’ Association to Nunzio rii Oangi. wireless operator on the Italian freighter Florida. The medal is in recognition of his valor In having stuck at his key until rescuers arrived. The presentation program will be broadcast from the studio of . station WOR from 9:15 to 10 • o'clock. The program is to be wholly representative of the Italian race. Opera stars of Italian birth or Rncestrv are expected to sing in the program. Capt. Giuseppe Favoioro of the Florida will participate in the program. WOMAN PATRIOTS BACK CRUISER BILL I I Delegates, Here for Confer ence, Will Call on Congress men, Urging Passage. One hundred and fifty delegates at j tending the women's patriotic confer ; 'nee, which will open with a mass mect ; ing at, Memorial Continental Hall this | jvening, will make personal calls upon members of Congress during the coming week and urge the prompt passage of the cruiser bill. Including the time limit clause, which President Coolidge has asked be eliminated from the bill. The national presidents of 38 women’s oatriotic organizations gathered in the Memorial Continental Hall this morn ing to confer upon the program for the romlng week. Mrs. Alfred J. Brosseau, national president, of the D. A. R., opened the meeting, at which Mrs. Boyce Ficklen, Jr., national president of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, was elected permanent chair man. Mrs. Alfred O. Mang of Chicago, read the treasurer’s report and Mrs. Mary Logan Tucker read the secrc isary’s report. "The delegates to th’B t®nference." Mrs. Ficklen said, "represent 33 women’s patriotic societies, who believe that ade quate defense Is essential for national security. Wc. of course, are for peace, as there are none who understand more fully than we the horrors of war. But we believe that national defense Is of greatest importance for the assurance of the Nation's protection and peace. "We intend to employ two methods in our campaign for adequate defense and for the passage of the cruiser bill now pending. We will first have a group of speakers, fully informed on the sub ject. to speak before the conference. "We will then have a number of out standing women to speak before the delegates on how best to educate the members of the women’s societies as well as the women of the Nation on the ' subject of national defense, and how best to express our views to the Nation at large. "We are whole-heartedly for the im mediate passage of the cruiser bill and members of the conference will call upon individual Senators and Con j gressmen to present the views of the I people back home as to their desires i for its passage.” ! . The American War Mothers are hold | ing a tea this afternoon at the Hotel j Hamilton for the presidents of the i societies attending the conference. MORE LIGHT CRUISERS SEEN AS NAVYLS NEED | Admiral Wiley Declares Fleet Maneuvers Showed Lack of Craft. By the Associated Press. PANAMA. January 28. A(Mial Henry A. Wiley, of the United States fleet, believes that present maneuvers have demonstrated the need of more light cruisers. "Much has been learned that Is of i value,” the admiral said, "and the present lack of light cruisers lias been accentuated." He expressed regret that he could not say more at present on ihr j tactical problems involved in the I maneuvers. | The recent mimic warfare resulted i n the rapture of the Panama Canal ;by the attacking, or "black. ’’ fleet and i the men today w-ere to have a short res j pite from their strenuous duties. The i crews are being granted shore leave to j the number of 12.000 each day. AUTH WILL BEQUEATHS PROPERTY TO WIDOW I The will of Nikolaus Auth, president of the Auth Provision Co., who died : January 14, has been filed for probate. ; He leaves his household effects, includ- I ing automobiles and farming imple ments. to his widow. Frances M. Auth, i absolutely. She also Is to have the pro ! reeds of certain insurance policies, with ! the use of the home property on Bla ; densburg road and land in Glen Echo, | Md„ during her life or widowhood. At her death or remarriage, the real ! estate mentioned is to be divided among I the five sons, John N., J. George, J. Henry. J. Frank and A. Anton Ailt,h. The remaining estate is to be dlstrlb ! uted among the sons, i By a codicil of December 2, 1921. the • widow is given the use of property at I Atlantic City, which, at her death or remarriage is to go to the sons, A. An ton and J. Frank Auth, on condition that they pay SI,OOO each to the other three sops. A. Anton and J. Frank Auth are named as executors. Tobrlnrr & Graham represent the estate, the value of which is not disclosed. STEDMAN, VETERAN, IS PAID TRIBUTE Only Confederate Soldier in Congress Celebrates His 88th Birthday. ~ I Beloved and revered by colleagues j with whom he has served nine terms in i the House, Representative Charles j ; Manly Stedman of North Carolina, the only Confederate veteran left In either house of Congress, today observed his ' 88th birthday. I He entered the Confederate Army as ; a private, served four years under lee, j was wounded three times and sur- | rendered at Appomattox, yet today he . looked forward to the future, not to the j ; past. For Maj. Btedman has still an- | other term to serve in the House after j March 4. While some of his colleagues j were defeated in the Republican "land- j slide" at the last election, Maj. Stedman ! won in the fifth district after a spirited I battle. Former Foe Pays Tribute. All day congratulations poured In j upon the veteran North Carolina Demo- I rrot, and. before the House met, the } United Daughters of the Confederacy observed his anniversary by founding j another chapter at the Woman’s Party headquarters, at/ the meeting of which he was a guest of honor. Another veteran of the Civil War, Senator Francis E. Warren of Wyom- ; ing, the only surviving Union soldier j now serving in Congress, and holder of the Congressional Medal for gallantry, attended the exercises to pay his re spects to his friend of many years and former foe. Erect, courtly and bearing a remark able resemblance to his great leader, Lee, the veteran North Carolinian, talked today of State’s rights, but not In reminiscence of the time when men shouted the words as a battle cry. "Always realizing the necessity for this Government to permit the States to retain their rights,” Maj. Stedman said. "I wish to admonish the citizens of this country to guard them. I feel that the rights of the States are being absorbed so rapidly through the cen tralization of power in Washington that j some reaction must come in the future.” Hopeful of world peace through the ; Kellogg anti-w he. nevertheless, • j declared t hat he was anxious for the ; | passage of the cruiser bill now' pending before the Senate, saying he believed it was necrsvsary to aid in insuring ade quate defense of the Nation. Mrs. Charles Fisher Taylor, organiz ing chairman of the new chapter of the Daughter* of the Confederacy, and the other charter members greeted the two distinguished veterans upon their arrival at the old building, which served as a Federal prison during the Civil War. With Maj. Gen. M. D. Haw kins, commander of the Maryland di vision of the United Confederate Vet erans, who wore a uniform of gray, they posed for a picture before duties at thr> ! Capitol forced the early departure of I the two honor guests. Chapter Named for Nurse. Mrs. Taylor offered the name of Asha ! Faison Caldwell Williams for the new j t rhapter In recognition of the loyal and faithful service of a Confederate nurse during the war. “She might well be .listed as a herolnf." said Mrs. Taylor, "for she en countered many dangers and much suffering as she w'ent to administer to the sick and needy families of the, soldiers. "Sly> rode early and late on her ponv, Pridgeon. which was the gift of her ! father, the late Richard Caldwell. One of the deep sorrows of the closing days of the war was when Union soldiers took the horse. She pleaded with them not to take the pony as they rode off with ■ him. A dog that had been her com panion for years followed the pony. She called to the dog, which ran to her. “One of the men said: ‘Move; I am! going to shoot that dog.’ , “ Shoot.’ she replied. They killed the j dog and rode away. This was one of th? many times her brnverv and daring sp rit was tested during the war. while * , sh < also cared for her babies at home.! H r husband was on duty as a guards-1 man in Maj. Harris’ Battalion. Senior; Reserves. He was ordered to Raleigh, N. C., October, 1864.” The charter members of the chapter, in addition to Mrs. Taylor, are Mrs. Sallie U. Brooks. Mrs. Zoulyn 8. Milli gan, Mrs. Roberta Van N. Holland, ‘ Mrs. Sadie R. Meek, Mrs. R. Elmo Per- | j kins. Mr*. Harold H. Clarke. Mrs. S. i I T. P. Johnson. Mrs. A. W. Wells. Miaa I ! Eunice Taylor, Miss Ethel Johnson. Miss I Edna W. Mann, jr„ and Mrs. Mary j Inea Wells Vann? Jr. : SYMPATHY IS AROUSED. Eut Officer Arrests Man on Charge of Being Tipsy. Sympathetic, and yet forced to up hold the law, Officer Quentin Heyne of the first precinct, arrested Lloyd West, colored, yesterday, as he sauntered up Seventh street, fortified with alcoholic | stimulants and exuding good fellowship. | Released from jail in Virginia, where he had served a five-year sentence for j stealing cantaloupes, beans and two j bottles of ginger ale. West was highly i elated when he started up Seventh street, and waved to passersby. Noticing the man’s condition. Heyne arrested him, and. although the story aroused his sympathy, the officer aaid that West was so intoxicated that it was necessary to detain him. When West appeared in Police Court today Judge John P. McMahon fined i him 810. I HOUSE MEMBER WHO SERVED WITH LEE HONORED ... V 1 WW A i t , mJVIfI II Ji miJL.uk mm i% : li -i fnlßfr "j §& #<-> aHr Jr * Mtomkiz P - iw? B' jp Mj MwaHaPawy # HHEIB* ♦ IHI^H ’WBBULM A ■ 1 H| i, | jHr^B jpy x r /A*/*•/,* jl jh A' ■ s -'•" WHKiil Thin. the eighty-eighth birthday of MaJ. Charles Manly Stedman. Representative from North Carolina and the last Confederate veteran In Congress, was marked by continued felicitations and the founding of another chapter of the V. D. C. at a meeting at which he was the sweat of honor. The picture shows. left to right: Mra. Fred M. Vol lard, Mrs. A. W. Wells, Senator Francis E. Warren of Wyoming, last Union veteran in Congress: Mra. Charles Fisher Taylor, MaJ. Stedman, MaJ. Gen. M, D. Hankins, Mra. Harold H. Clark, Mrs. John D. Milligan and Mrs. M. C. Toakam. —§tttr Sta 2 Photo, i PRIZE ESSAYISTS GIVEN AWARDS — — T ;T i 'll Wr m mm m Ila 1 ifiHi If I ■ «£ M I| H r a.-'- : April' -*8 a Winners of the first and third prizes in The Star Community Chest essay contest were presented the awards at the dinner last night formally launching the campaign. In the photo, left to right: John Poole, general chairman of the chest campaign committee; M : ss Katharine Jacobs, winner of the third prize; Michael Driscoll, winner of the first prize, and Elwood Street, director •f the Community Chest. —Star Staff Photo. T he Community Chest BY PAUL W. BESMyGHOVEX V inner of Second Priz e in The Star's Community Chest Essay Contest COMMUNITY means joint ownership; a common responsibility. It was the first step from purely family affiliations Into what later became nations. It is the basis of all that civilization of whicu we so proudly boast. Without it there could be nothing of religion, education or social life, which are the directors of all our activities. There 1 could be no peace, no wealth, no culture, no recreation, and no happiness were It not for the community. Chest means a box for keeping valuables. From ancient times the w'ord chest has meant much. It is the repository of the he»rt. the very breath of life itself. How many different pictures does the word bring into our minds. The brass-bound box filled with the fabulous loot of the pirates: the three which held the fate of Portia; that ill-fatod casket w-hich Zeus intrusted to Pandora; the musty smelling one In the attic which con tains the heirlooms cherished by your family. ’ In every vision there are things” of desire and enjoyment incased In that chest. It has become literally the depository of joy. aid and hope. Here we have the two combined and they place on us a responsibility that Is as important as any that can come to any one. Citizenship does not end with purely legislative, judicial and executive duties, however well they may be performed. Those who are more fortunate In the material things of life owe it to the welfare of the society at large to contribute to the assistance and happiness of those unable to care for themselves. Need for assistance Is not like a defective piece of machinery that can be cast aside without affecting the entire organization, but is a dis ease spot in the well-being of public which spreads and does infinite harm to every one. This spot can and will be eradicated in our city by showing that we realize that our joint responsibility rests in a chest that contains a HEART. I GIFTS OF $538,617 PLEDGED AS CHEST CAMPAIGN STARTS (Continued From First Page ) possible. Mrs. Mary Church Terrill also I spoke. That all in the downtown section may be able to see at a glance the progress of the campaign, the nug? thermometers ]at the Treasury Building. District I Building and United States Patent Of ' flee will register each day the total raised. W. S. Corby, who handles the cor poration gifts for the special gifts unit, again led the vice chairmen of that unit yesterday with a total of $120,669 re ported. Mrs. Sidney F. Taliaferro led ; the collectors of Individual gifts and i was second among the vice chairmen of | the special gifts unit, with $75,390. Other vice chairmen of the unit re ported totals as follows: R. W. Hynson. $69,990; Arthur Hellen. $84,720; R. L. Neuhauser. $52,300; Bar ry Mohun. $46,365; John Saul, $43,170: G. H. Myers. $38,128; Carroll Morgan. $28,318; V. B. Deyber. $22,570. The i total reported by the special gifts com mittee yesterday was $838,617. Gifts of SSOO or More. Gifts of SSOO or more Included In these reports were made as follows: Riggs National Bank. $7,956; Amer ican Security & Trust Co., $5,500; Col. Stephen L. H. Slocum, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph C. Miller and Mrs. Elmer Schlesllnger. $5,000 each; William B. Hlb’Jß & Co.. $2.300; Peoples Drug Sto es. Inc., Ofl.rfj; William P. Eno. $2,175; Mr. and Mrs. Simon Lyon. Judd & Detweiler, Inc., Mrs. Victor Kauff mann and Morris Cafrltz, $2,000 each; National Bank of Washington, $1,764; District National Bank. $1,758: Maj. and Mrs. Julius I. Peyser, $1,500; George D. Horning, $1,200: Second National Bank. $1,115: David A. Baer. Senator and Mrs. Frederick M. Sacketi, Erlebacher, Inc.; George R. Benenian. Melvin and Leopold Behrends. Mrs. Davis Ireland. I Gerson Norllnger, Burlington Hotel, II II —I 11l »l ■■■■-■■ II I ■ | Demurest Lloyd. Leon Tobriner, Hugh Reilly. Harris & Ewing, Inc.. Anony mous. Gist Blair. William Montgomery and John L. Newbold. 91.000 each; Se curity Savings * Commercial Bank. ,1 9952; Victor Kauffmann and Edmund ! Rheen, 9300 each: Crane. Parris & Co. and estate of Milton Hopfenmaler, 9750 each; Herbert J. Rich. $650; Euquitable Life Insurance Co., Anonymous. 9600 , each: Anonymous. 9565; Mrs. Katherine R. Hitt. 9550; Terminal Refrigerating & Warehousing Co.. Charles B. Kefer steln. Giles P. Mcilprln. Justice Pierce 1 1 Butler. Mrs. George Tod Pord, Charles i! A. Spalding. Alexander B. Legare, Mrs. , Thomas F. Walsh. Dr. Walter 8. Har , ban. Mr. and Mrs. Melville Church, Loren T. B. Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Councilor. Qcorge Hyman. , Clark Griffith. L. Whiting Estes. WU ; kins-Rogers Milling Co.. William A. Simpson. Mr. and Mrs. James M. Green. . Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert Grnsvenor. Sena | tor and Mrs. David A. Reed. Mr. and J Mrs. Grosvenor H. Backus, Mr. and ! i Mrs. Dion Blrney, Anonymous. Oliver ; Ricketson. H. P. Wilson. H. R. Norton. ! Capt. and Mrs. H. G. Olllmore and Mark Read Yates, 9500 each. Mrs. Frances Boyce, president of the Phyllis Wheatley branch of the Y. W. C. A., reported 91.400 In special gifts and Mrs. Amanda Oray Hllyer reported 9600. CENTER WILL ELECT. Jewish Community Group to Name Officers Tonight. The annual meeting ani election of (he Jewish Community ; ill take place this evening at ne center. Harry Greenstein, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Baltimore and president of the Y. M. H. A. of that city, will speak. In accordance with annual custom, one-third of the trustees of the center are submitted by the nominating com mittee for election. The nominating committee consists of Albert Shefler man, Edward Rosenblum. Aline Solo mons. Arthur Sundlun and Miss Barah Roberts. The presiding officer of the evening will be Morris Cafrlt*. who has been president for the past term. CHEST ESSAY PRIZE WINNERS CHEERED Workers in Campaign for i Charity Fund Honor Writers at Mayflower Dinner. A huge ovation was given the wtn | ners of th° prises in the contest for ; essays on the advantages of the Ccm > inunity Chest in the Capital by the \ 1.400 workers for the Community Chest i fund, at dinner at the Mayflower Hotel I last night, when the writers of the prtxe I essays were awarded the checks from ; The Evening Star by John Poole, gen- I eral campaign chairman. ; The awards were made to Capt. Michael B. Driscoll, winner of the first prize of SIOO, and to Miss Katharine Jacobs, winner of th<* third prize of 523. Paul W. Bcnnlnghoven. winner of the second prize of SSO, was unable to at tend the dinner. The essay writers were called to the speakers’ table during the middle ot the meeting, which followed the dinner, and. after a brief explanation by Mr Poole, were given the prlae checks. Due to the crowded speaking program, the presentation was made briefly. | “The Evening Star, in co-operation with the officials of the Community | Chest, offered these prizes to the writ i era of the three beat essays on the ! advantages of the Community Chest in | the National Capital." Mr Poole said. | "We are grateful to The Star for its ! co-operation in this respect and to the writers of these essays for the pains j they took in thetr preparation and th" interest they have taken in the Com munity Chest movement.” As the checks were presented to Capt. Driscoll and Miss Jacobs, the crowd of 1,400 chest workers roared its approval. The prize winners were guests of honor at the dinner last night at which the workers for the chest fund drive weve given their final instructions on collecting the money necessary for the 37 charities in the chest, and addressed by nationally prominent speakers on the advantages of the chest plan. Mr. Benninghoven’s essay is printed in today s Star. ——— VOCATIONAL EDUCATION BILL PASSED BY HOUSE Measure Sent Back to Senate After Heed Proposal Increasing An nual Fund Is Adopted. By the AesecUted Pt«m. A Senate bill to fix a program of appropriations for vocational education was passed yesterday by the House and sent back to the Senate for consideration of House changes. As it passed the Senate the measure would have authorized a 12-year nro gram under which each year the approplation of the preceding year would have been Increased by fSOOlooo. At the end of that time an annual appropriation of $5.000,000 would have been provided. This feature was eliminated by an amendment by Represenative Reed. Re publican. New York, who proposed in its place a five-year program with an increase of $500,000 in present annual appropriations. This would do awav with the $8,000,000 provision. The House accepted Reed's amendment. The money would be used in paying agricultural and home eeonmlcs In structor, and would be allocated to the verlous States according to the ratio their rural population bears to the total rural population of the United States. The appropriations also would be matched by States contributions. NANCY MILLER’S BABY NAMED SHARADA RAJE French Law Requires Declaration Within Three Days—Hindu Chris tening to Be Next Thursday.. By the As*oci»t«d Prey*. PARIS, January 29.—’The little prin cess born to the Maharanee Devt Shar mista Holkar, formerly Nancy Ann Miller of Beattle, has been named Sharada Raje. The declaration of birth giving the name was filed in the city hall of St. Germain late today. The name was filed to comply with the Prench law which requires dec laration of the name of the child with in three days after birth. There is a possibility, however, that some other name may be given the infant princess at the Hindu christening which will be held on Thursday of next week. This religious rite conforms to the Hindu ritual which calls for a chris tening ceremony on the twelfth day after the baby's birth. BLANTON ACCUSES CAPT. BURLINGAME AT GROUP HEARING (Continued From First Pa ge l the newspapers If I had not wished to be fair to Capt. Burlingame." “You have done that.” Interrupted Burlingame. •*I have some evidence here I want Burlingame to hear and pass upon.” Blanton continued. "If he does not want to be questioned, then I will put it before the committee without his interrogation.” Burlingame Resumes Story. After thLi Burlingame resumed the story of his experiences In the Police Department and led up to the trial of former Policeman Orville Staples, whom Blanton defended before the Police Trial Board. Chairman Qibson had re vealed that it was Staples who had come to him with information about the Blalock case. Burlingame said that his reason for refusing to answer Blan ton's questions was because of threats and abuses heaped upon him by Blan ton at the Staples trial. "It has come now to a time when I am charged with being a cheap theif and a grafter.” declared Burlingame. “I have been investigated by my own department, this committee, by Irre sponsible people, and now by the United States attorney's office If Mr. Blanton has any charges against me. let him put them In writing and submit them to the United States at torney's office.” At this point MaJ. Hesse leaned over toward the committee table to ex plain how the case was shifted from the committee to the United States at torney's office. Blanton looked at him and told him to wait. . Hesse Aceusee Blanton. "Wait, let me finish!" Maj. Hesss shouted In reply. Later in the hearing. Maj. Hesse av cused Blanton of refusing to listen to the developments In the case during his absence from Washington. The police superintendent concluded with on ex planation that he had done his utmost to bring the case before the proper au thorities. "I hold no brief for Bur lingame," he said, "and I don't believe he thinks very much of me personally. If Burlingame is wrong, I will not stand for It. but If he Is right, I will stand by him.” When the hearing closed there was a soft undertone exchange of words be tween Blanton end Burlingame and the Texan was heard to say that If the po lice captain “felt that way about It.” he would not keep his promise to present him with photostatic copies of the af fidavit and other evidence In his pos session.