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14 NATIONS AGREE
ON NARCOTICS CURB
Closer Co-operation in Cur
tailing Sale of Drugs Is
Result of Agreement.
The United States and 13 other na
tions have reached an agreement for
closer co-operation among narcotic
agents of various nations as a means of
curtailing the international sale of
drugs, it was announced yesterday by
At the instance of the Treasury De
partment, which administers the Amer
ican laws controlling narcotic drugs
traffic, the Secretary of State took up
with the principal European nations the
question of stricter control of the illicit
traffic. It was suggested that the drug
enforcement officials of the various na
tions arrange a direct exchange of in
formation to include evidence with
reference to persons engaged in the
narcotics traffic, photographs, criminal
records, fingerprints, Bertillon meas
urements. description of their methods
of operating, places from which they
have operated, the partners they have
worked with, and other, useful data.
These exchanges would be carried on by
cable messages and by mail, and the
co-operation would comprise detective
work and investigation.
All of the countries approached with
the proposal for the informal agree
ment acquiesced. They were Great
Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the
Netherlands, Belgium, Czechoslovakia,
Denmark, Greece. Jrpan. Poland, Spain
and Turkey. Each nation has desig
nated an officer to work directly with
Col. L. G. Nutt, deputy commissioner in
charge of narcotics of the Treasury De
At Brussels a central office has been
set up. charged with all communica
tions with foreign countries, having for i
itsp urpose a general documentation of
international culprits as well as the dis
covery of criminals. The system is
favored as the most effective means of
combating international delinquency.
DEBATERS MEET TONIGHT.
j West Virginia and G. W. Teams at
George Washington's varsity debaters
will meet a team from West Virginia
University in debate tonight at 8 o’clock 1
at Corcoran Hall. Tomorrow night the
G. W. debaters will meet Marquette
The George Washington University
women’s team won a debate against a
woman's team from Penn State College
Saturday night, by vote of the audience.
Ruth Kernan, Marjorie Mothershead
and Louise Feinstein constituted the
winning team, which upheld the affirm
ative of the question “Resolved, that the
present American jury system should be
4,500,000 TONS OF SUGAR.
Cuba's Grinding Season, Ending
March 28, Shows Big Yield.
HAVANA, February 18 (A>). —An offi
cial report of the Agriculture Depart
ment today said that Cuba’s sugar
grinding season would be concluded not
later than March 28, with a total output
of 4,500,000 tons of sugar, most of the
mills are already finishing the grind
ing season and smaller mills will con
clude the season early next month. .
Larger mills owned by American in
terests will operate until late in March
the report said.
THE WEATHER |
District of Columbia—Partly cloudy
and colder tonight; minimum temper
ature about 25 degrees; tomorrow fair
and colder; moderate northwest wind.
Maryland—Partly cloudy and colder
tonight, much colder in extreme west
portion; tomorrow partly cloudy and
colder; fresh southwest shifting to
Virginia—Partly cloudy and colder to
night; tomorrow increasing cloudiness
and colder; fresh southwest shifting to
West Virginia—Partly cloudy and
much colder tonight; tomorrow partly
cloudy and colder.
Record for 24 Hours.
Thermometer—4 p.m., 52; 8 p.m„ 46;
12 midnight, 39; 4 a.m., 36; 8 a.m., 36;
Barometer—4 p.m., 30.09; 8 p.m.,
30.11; 12 midnight, 30.10: 4 a.m., 30.08;
8 a.m., 30.08; noon, 30.07.
Highest temperature, 53, occurred at
2:30 p.m. yesterday.
Lowest temperature, 35, occurred at
7 a m. today.
Temperature same date last year—
Highest, 45; lowest, 28.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Today—Low tide, 9:03 a.m. and 10:12
p.m.; high tide, 2:37 a.m. and 3:l2T>.m.
Tomorrow—Low tide, 10:21 a.m. and
11:19 p.m.; high tide, 3:46 a.m. and
The Sun and Moon.
. Today—Sun rose 6:57 a.m.; sun sets
Tomorrow—Sun rises 6:56 a.m.; sun
sets 5:49 p.m.
Moon rises 12:10 p.m.; sets 2:41 a.m.
Automobile lamps to be lighted one
half hour after sunset.
Condition of the Water.
Great Falls —Slightly muddy.
Weather in Various Cities.
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Abilene, Tex.... 29 94 76 3t .... Pt.cloudy
Albany. N. Y.... 29.96 44 32 .... Clear
Atlanta, Ga ... 30.14 52 40 .... Pt.cloudy
Atlantic City... 30.10 48 38 ....Clear
Baltimore, McL. 30 08 54 36 .... Clear
Birmingham ... 30.14 58 42 Clear
Bismarck. N. D. 30.42 -6 -24 .... Clear
Boston, Mass... 30.08 48 36 .... Clear
Buffalo. N. Y... 29.78 40 32 .... Cloudy
Charleston. S.C. 30.16 48 42 .... Pt.cloudy
Chicago. 111.... 30.20 42 8 ....Clear
Cincinnati, Ohio 30.04 52 36 .... Pt.cloudy
Cleveland, Ohio. 29.96 40 38 .... Cloudy
Columbia. 8. C. 30.18 54 34 .... Cloudy
Denver, C 010.... 29.92 50 10 Snow
Detroit. Mich. .. 50.00 38 22 .... Clear
El Paso. Tex.... 29 86 66 42 ....Clear
Galveston. Tex. 30.00 62 56 .. Clear
Helena, Mont... 30 26 4 -14 0.12 Clear
Huron, S. Dak.. 30.42 4 -14 0.01 Cloudy
Indianapolis,lnd 30.10 48 26 Cloudy
Jacksonville Fla 30.12 56 46 .... Cloudy
Kansas City, Mo. 30.34 52 0 .... Pt cloudy
Los Angeles 29.88 56 46 0,06 Cloudy
Louisville. Ky.. 30 ofi 52 38 .... Pt.cloudy
Miami. Fla.. ..30,08 76 62 ....Clear
N. Orleans. La . 30.08 62 48 .... Clear
New York. N. Y. 30 08 50 38 Clear
Oklahoma City. 30.04 58 28 .... Cloudy
Omana. Nebr.,3o 46 26 -4 .... Cloudy
Philadelphia. Pa. 30 10 50 36 ....Clear
Phoenix. Ariz... 29.72 68 52 .... Cloudy
Pittsburgh. Pa.. 29.96 46 33 Clear
Portland, Me... 30.08 44 32 Cloudy
Portland, Oreg. 30.12 44 34 0.02 Clear
Raleigh. N. C 30.16 52 36 .. .Pt cloudy
Salt Lake City. 29 68 44 32 0.01 Cloudy
San Antonio. .29 92 72 54 .... Cloudy
San Diego. Calif. 29.88 58 48 001 Cloudy
San Francisco. 29.84 52 46 0.02 Rain
St. Louis. Mo.. 30.22 54 18 Clear
Bt. Paul. Minn. 30.32 6 -12 Cl 2 Cloudy
Seat'le, Wash.. 30.12 40 30 0.02 Clear
Spokane. Wash. 30.16 30 -2 Clear
WABH., D. C... 30.08 53 35 ....Clear
(7 a.m., Greenwich time, today.)
London. England 18 Cloudy
Paris, France. 30 Clear
Vienna, Austria 26 Clear
Berlin. Germany 20 Cloudy
Copenhagen, Denmark... 24 Cloudy
Stockholm. Sweden 16 Cloudy
Gibraltar, Spain.. 30 Cloudy
(Noon, Greenwich time, today.)
Hort* (Fayal). Azcres... 58 Rain
Hamilton, Bermuda 60 Part cloudy
San Juan. Porto Rico.... 76 Clear
Havana. Cuba 68 Clear
Colon, Canal Z0ne....... JO Clear
THE EVENING- STAR. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, FEBRtfjfttY 18, 1929.
FRENZIED WELCOME GIVEN HOOVER PARTY BY ARGENTINA
SHOWS THAT ANTI-AMERICANISM SENTIMENT BUT TEMPEST
IN TEAPOT, STIRRED UP BY GROUP OF EUROPEAN AGITATORS
Communists , Activities Are
Discredited by Rank and
File of Nation.
BUENOS AIRES GOES WILD
Cheering Crowds Shatter Po
lice Cordon in Attempt to
Note—Greater light and clearer
perspective on Herbert Hoover’s trip
to South America, in which untold
diplomatic advantages were recorded
for the United States, are to be
gained from the- interesting story
written by Rex Collier, The Star's
oivn representative on the trip,
which began January 20. The story,
with all its intimate details, will
continue in The Star until completed.
BY REX COLLIER.
President-elect Hoover's visit to Buenos
Aires served to convince members of
the good will mission that the reputed
sentiment of anti-Americanism in Ar
gentina is a tempest in a teapot stirred
up by a small group of European agi
tators of Communistic leanings, whose
activities are discredited by the gov
ernment and by the rank and file of
the Argentine people.
The agitators, encouraged possibly by
interests resentful of American trade
aggression in South America, have suc
ceeded in gaining the ear only of the
uninformed and the ignorant. Their
radical dissertations against “Yankee
imperialism” are an insult to the Intel
ligence of the great masses of the Ar
No better evidence of the fact that
this constitutes the actual situation in
Argentina can be cited than the mar
velous cordiality of the reception ac
corded the Hoover good will mission in
the beautiful capital of the second
largest South American republic.
Argentina, fearful lest she might be
misjudged through such activities of
anti-American agitators as the Sacco-
Vanzetti demonstrations, the bombing a
I year before of the National City Bank
[ and the recent discovery of a plot to
bomb the Hoover special train on the
outskirts of Buenos Aires, went to ex
tremes to prove her friendship for the
Riotous Welcome Staged.
She rounded up scores of suspects
and put them in jail, she threw an
extraordinary military guard around
the Hoover train to insure its safe en
trance into the capital, she bedecked
the capital most lavishly in madi gras
dress, she sent her President to the
station to greet the mission and she
inspired her citizenry to stage riotous
welcome in front of the Central Argen
tine Railway station.
The bomb conspiracy, handily frus
trated by agents of the government un
der the personal direction of President
Hipolito Irogoyen, was, without doubt,
an echo of the Communist demonstra
toin attempted In Palo Alto on the
eve of Mr. Hoover’s departure for Latin
America. Only meager details of the
eve of Mr. Hoover's departure for
Latin America. Only meager details
of the plot were received by those
aboard the train bearing the good
will party to Buenos Aires. The
drastic military precautions instituted
to guard the train as it approched the
capital, while designed to allay alarm
on the part of the mission, really tend
ed to create an opposite effect. Some
of the members had not regarded the
bomb reports very seriously at first,
but when they were handed special
military passes by the Argentine offi
cials, who had boarded the train at
Mendoza, and when they found that
every foot of the route into the city
had been placed under elaborate mili
tary and police guard, there was a more
or less general lifting of the eyebrows.
Tension Lessens at Cheers.
As the crowds along the track grew
larger and the cheering and waving
of hats and flags became more frequent,
the tension of those on the train less
ened, however. Certainly there was
nothing sinister, nothing unfriendly in
the spontaneous cheers of these crowds
in the suburbs of the metropolis.
It was the wild greeting of the en
thusiastic throng at the Buenos Aires
station that dispelled the last vestige
of anxiety. The frenzied, friendly mob
broke through the supposedly imper
vious cordon of police and soldiers as
Mr. and Mrs. Hoover entered a presi
dential limousine, and in an instant
the automobiles of the party were sur
rounded completely by a surging sea of
humanity. It was a tidal wave of pop
ular acclaim —the answer of the Argen
tine people to the exhortation of agita
tors that they treat the American
visitors with “silent contempt.”
Before that onrush of men, women
and children the gendarmerie was help
less for several moments. Mounted po
licemen charged at the crowds with
their horses, swinging their clubs free
ly. American Secret Service men were
caught in the jam and one or two of
them narrowly escaped being crushed
between prancing horses and the de
fenseless automobiles. The horses
were pushed against the cars and,
frightened by the excitement, reared at
times as though to climb on the run
ning boards or fenders of the presiden
Hoover Worried for Crowd’s Safety.
The President-elect and his wife had
worried countenances during the height
of the commotion, not in fear of any
act of hostility, but of the possible ac
cidental consequences of the outburst of
friendly hysteria. The police at last
managed to clear the way for the auto
mobiles, and the party proceeded
through crowd-congested, decorated
thoroughfares to the American embassy.
Newspaper men and photographers
with the party, in the meantime, had
been lost in the first charge of the spec
tators, and special arrangements for
their reception and conduct to hotels
were rendered useless. The photogra
phers were unable to take any pictures of
the spectacular reception, for it was all
they could do to hold onto their cameras
and suit cases. Automobiles had been
provided to carry the press to the embassy
or their hotels, but the cars never were
located. A growing Spanish vocabu
lary, however, enabled the correspond
ents to find their way to the excellent
hotels, where rooms had been reserved
The streets of Buenos Aires were
ablaze with special illumination for the
occasion. Festoons of electric lights
colored red, white and blue had trans
formed the broad Avenlda de Mayo into
a fairyland of dazzling splendor, and
outlined upon a gigantic arch of lights
were the words ’’Welcome, Herbert
The peculiar chants of Argentine
newsboys filled the air until early morn
ing, as extra editions of many of “B
A.’s" papers were run off the presses
The city has more than 200 newspapers
and magazines in half a dozen lan
guages, and many of them published
special Hoover editions during the Pres
ident-elect’s stay there.
Two Leading Paper* Vie.
La Nacion and La Prensa, the two
great rivals of the Argentine press, vied
with each other in the effort to supply
their readers with news of the visit ar.d
information of biographical nature
about Mr. and Mrs. Hoover.
“The first visit of a President of the
United States of North America consti
tutes an event of extraordinary import
ance,” the former paper announced.
“La Nacion., Argentine to the core, has
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Above: A section of the huge throng which waited at the station in Buenos Aires to greet the good-wili
Inset: One of the brilliantly lighted arches of welcome which illuminated the streets of the Argentine capital dur
ing the President-elect’s visit.
decided to comply with its Journalistic
obligation as a national organ of the
press by marking the visit of the United
States President-elect with a special
issue in his honor.
“In this it is only following its tra
ditional policy of stressing the import
ance of visits of statesmen from those
countries connected with Argentina by
history, by race, by community of ideals
or by economic interests."
One of the two English newspapers
was content to give the good-will mis
sion less than a column on an inside
page, but the other, the Buenos Aires
Herald, issued an extravagant 100-page
souvenir magazine, on glazed paper,
containing a complete history of Amer
ican activities in the Argentine.
“What the American business man
has done in Argentina," the Herald
said, "is something which must be a
matter for national pride and self-con
Attitude Discussed Frankly.
The edition concluded with an “open
letter to Mr. Hoover from an Argen
tine.” in which Argentina’s attitude to
ward the United States was discussed
CHINESE STUDIES "
ADVOCATED IN U.S.
Council of Learned Societies
Announces Movement for
Program in Schools.
A movement to promote Chinese
studies in American universities will be
launched by the American Council of
Learned Societies, with headquarters at
907 Fifteenth street, it was announced
The council has adopted a program
urging that Chinese language, literature
and civilization be included as part of
the regular curriculum of American uni
versities. It also has undertaken a num.
ber of specific projects, including the
construction of bibliographies, surveys
of Chinese literature, a catalogue of Far
Eastern manuscripts in the United
States and the establishment of a series
of monographs on Chinese subjects.
The committee to carry out the pro
gram includes American authorities in
the field of Chinese learning. Berthold
Laufer, curator of the Field Museum of
Chicago, is chairman. Other members
are: Carl W. Bishop, curator of Oriental
art at the Freer Gallery, Washington;
L. C. Goodrich, lecturer in Chinese at
Columbia University; Louis Hodous,
professor of Chinese philosophy and re
ligion, Kennedy School of Missions,
Hartford, Conn.; Arthur W. Hummel,
chief of the Oriental collections, Li
brary of Congress; K. S. Latourette,
professor of missions at Yale; Lucius
C. Porter, professor ,of Chinese phi
losophy at Harvard-Yenching Institute,
Cambridge, Mass.; Walter T. Swingle,
Bureau of Plant Industry. Department
of Agriculture; Walter F. Willcox, Cor
nell University, and Mortimer Graves,
assistant secretary of the American
Council of Learned Societies.
“The turning point has been reached
in this country’s apathy toward cultured
China and the next decade will see a
sriking increase in popular interest in
Chinese studies,” said Mr. Graves.
“The immensity of China’s contribu
tion to the humanistic and social
science is only now receiving belated
recognition. The Chinese penchant is
toward history, topography, philosophy,
poetry and commentary on the classics.
All are saturated by serenity and a
height of tone which might well be
emulated by more sophisticated litera
“In none of the world's civilizations
has knowledge for its own sake played
so prominent a part over so long a
time as in that of China. We cannot
disregard the lessons learned by a vig
orous and intelligent people, numbering
one-fourth of the population of the
globe, through 3,000 years of continued
and varied culture.”
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Four of Family Die in Crash.
LODI, N. J„ February 18 UP). —Four
members of one family were killed early
yesterday, when their automobile was
struck by an Erie Railroad freight
train at a grade crossing near here.
NEW YORK.—There has been
quite an argument over who's budget
will pay for the new cruisers just
voted. Coolidge has offered to split
the cost 50-50. He will pay for the
blueprints if Hoover will pay for the
Greece owed us $17,850,000 on a
war debt. So Saturday Congress
passed a bill to loan 'em $12,150,000,
so it would make it an even 30 mil
lion. We don’t like to be bothered
with being owed small, uneven sums.
Truth comes out mighty slow.
Florida wants the Federal Govern
ment to pay all the expenses of
putting a wind break around Lake
Okeechobee, so the water won’t all
blow out. Religion didn’t drive that
State Republican. ,
with admirable frankness. The anony
mous author, describing himself as “an
Argentine born and bred, patriotic and
proud of my nationality,” wrote, among
“What is the attitude of the Argen
tina toward Uncle Sam? I feel that I
am treading on dangerous ground, but
presumably you want to know, else why
have you traveled all these miles?
“Argentina is a boy-man among na
tions, with all the feelings of a boy
“There is an idea locally that the
Monroe Doctrine constitutes an inclina
tion toward the exercise of some system
of control or suzerainty. The thinking
Argentine cannot but admit that the
doctrine carried South America safely
through a very dangerous period of its
existence. He cannot but feel a sense
of gratitude. But there are others who
have that chip on their shoulders. Also,
some journalists have been trying to
cause the impression that Yankee dol
lars are followed by Yankee guns. You
and I know that this is all wrong, but it
may take some years to persuade the
man in the street regarding the error.
“Nevertheless, it is pleasant to observe
OUTSTANDING WORLD EVENTS
I OF PAST WEEK BRIEFLY TOLD
By the Associated Press.
Two eminent Americans, Elihu Root
and Hugh S. Gibson, are crossing the
Atlantic in opposite directions on mis
sions connected with great world
projects. In Paris the second Dawes
committee, bearing in its title tribute
to the Vice President of this country, is
about to enter upon tae vital part of its
attempt to solve the German repara
tions puzzle and is working under the
chairmanship of Owen D. Young.
Mr. Gibson, who was United States
delegate to the three-power naval dis
armament conference heia at Geneva
in 1927, is en route to Washington from
his post as Ambassador to Belgium. He
will discuss the preparatory general dis
armament conference which the League
of Nations has summoned for April 15.
Interest in this coming event has,
however, been overshadowed recently
by unofficial exchanges dealing strictly
with naval problems and involving this
country, Great Britain and Japan.
The passage of the American 15-
cruisers bill has been followed by word
that Great Britain is preparing to take
up the whole naval question on new
grounds, having found the “ship for
ship and ton for ton’’ basis unworkable.
Japan is willing to consider early re
vision of the 1921 pact and Washing
ton said this Government would call a
conference before 1931 if other powers
requested such action.
Mr. Root is headed for Europe to lend
his ability to a survey of the first seven
years of the Permanent Court of Inter
national Justice, which he helped to
found. Out of this survey may come an
understanding that will permit Europe
to accept reservations under which the
United States is willing to adhere to the
THIEVES ATTEMPT TO ROB
SAFE IN GROCERY STORE
Police Unable to Find Anything
Missi/ig, Although Hinges Are
Brokbn and Lock Damaged.
Thieves broke into the Sanitary
Grocery Co. store at Thirtieth and M
streets between midnight Saturday and
this morning, and attempted to open a
small iron safe, which they rolled from
the front of the store to the rear.
Examination failed to reveal anything
The safe was found by Harry L. Utz.
manager, when he opened the store at
7 o’clock this morning. The thieves
gained entrance through a trap door
at the side of the store, which they
entered and bored a hole large enough
for a man to pass through in the floor
near the store room.
Police of the seventh precinct found
the hinges of the safe had been broken
off and the combination lock had been
tampered with, but could find nothing
SISTERS ASK DAMAGES.
File Suits for $125,000 Against
Suits totaling $125,000 damages have
been filed in the District Supreme Court
against the Black and White Taxicab
Co. by three sisters, Margaret Harring
ton, Vincentla Harrington and Sarah
Harrington, 11118 street northeast, for
alleged personal injuries. Through At
torney Martin J. McNamara, Sarah and
Vincentia Harrington each ask for
$50,000 damages, alleging that they sus
tained Injuries to their skulls which
have impaired their eyesight. The other
plaintiff, less seriously injured, places
her damage at $25,000.
The injuries were sustained July 29
last when their automobile, driven by
Sarah Harrington, who in collision with
a cab of the company at Four-and-a
half street and Maine avenue south
west. Negligence is alleged against the
operator of the taxicab.
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a growing feeling of admiration for the
character of the Americans, as depicted
in films and demonstrated in business.
Local American residents have, almost
at command, adopted a very tactful and
yet direct method of dealing with the
Argentine, which has had its harvest in
growing respect and confidence.
“We rather smile at the efforts of
red-hot newspaper men who try to per
suade us that Uncle Sam is a ravenous
wolf with greedy eyes on all America.
We even are beginning to think that
what has been done by Uncle Sam has
been, mainly, for the good of the con
tinent as a whole.
“This is why you probably will be
surprised at the warmth of the reception
which is being accorded you. Argen
tina is paying your country the sincerest
form of flattery—emulation. We are
hoping to flash into the powers of the
world as did the United States.
"Some day, mayhap, the world will
wake up to a realization that South
America in general, and Argentina in
particular, can no longer be considered
as secondary in power, in culture or in
(Copyright. 1929. by The Evening Star.)
court. This country is already repre
sented on the bench of the tribunal by
Charles Evans Hughes.
The reservations would bar the World
Court from rendering an advisory opin
ion on any question affecting the United
States unless this country first con
sented to its submission to the tribunal.
In Paris the German delegation to
the Reparations Commission has been
describing to the financial diagnosticians
the symptoms which the Berlin govern
ment claims as proof of a state of eco
nomic ill health. The commission is to
consider next whether these facts and
figures are symtomatic of organic
troubles or of only surface sickness that
may be corrected by home remedies.
Upon the conclusions will depend how
much and how often Germany’s pocket
book must suffer as a result of the
Most European activities have been
halted by a spell of wintry weather that
in some districts has exceeded in se
verity anything experienced in 200
years. Widespread misery has been
caused by the cold, shortages of food
and fuel and intensified epidemics of
influenza. The full bill of damages will
not be apparent until Spring has re
vealed the fate of vineyards, orchards,
tulip beds and similar sources of horti
The elusive Leon Trotsky is some
where in Turkey. While consenting to
the reception on its soil of the exiled
former commander of the bolshevik
military forces, Turkey did not wish
to be held answerable for his safety.
Turkey also has taken steps to prevent
formation of an anti-Stalin group
Afghanistan continue to fight for
the throne, first vacated and then re
claimed by Amanullah. The latest vic
tim of the civil war was All Ahmed
Khan. His troops were scattered by
Shinwari tribesmen who descended
China is experiencing difficulty with
its troops disbandment program.- Mu
tinous soldiers in Chantung defeated
loyal Nationalist troops near Lunkow,
but the government Is assembling a
formidable punitive force.
Internal questions also are bothering
the British dominions in Australia and
South Africa. The former is struggling
with a complicated labor problem and
the Union of South Africa seems des
tined to pass through an election cam
paign based largely upon the race
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GLASSIE REFERRED I
His Nomination for Supreme I
Sench Will Get Special
The nomination of Henry H. Glassle
to be an associate justice of the District ;
Supreme Court was referred to a special |
subcommittee for consideration by the
Senate judiciary committee today. The 1
subcommittee will be composed of Sen
ators Borah, Republican, of Idaho;
Steiwer, Republican, of Oregon, and
Neely, Democrat, of West Virginia.
The nomination of Representative
Garrett, Democrat, of Tennessee, to be
a judge of the United States Court of
Customs Appeals was ordered favorably
reported, while the nomination of for
mer Senator Lenroot, Republican, of ,
Wisconsin, to be a judge in the same ;
court, was referred to the subcommittee
which will study the Glassie appoint
It was not definitely known early this
afternoon whether the subcommittee
would find it necessary to hold hearings.
It is understood that there was not
much discussion of the Glassie nomi- 1
nation at the executive session of the
committee in connection with referring
it to a subcommittee.
Mr. Glassie has in recent years been
representing the Government in con
demnation cases for the acquisition of
land needed by the Federal Government,
and prior to that was a member of the
ASKS CHIVALRY CODE
Romantic Attentions Less to Be De
sired Than Equal Responsibility
With Men, She Declares.
Advocating a modern code of chivalry
between the sexes, Mme. Sarojini
Naidu, first woman mayor in India, told
members of the National Womans
Party, meeting yesterday afternoon at
party headquarters, that romantic and
traditional attentions are less to be
desired by the woman of today than
the privilege of sharing equally the
responsibilities of home and office.
“The highest act of chivalry a man
is capable of,” Mme. Naidu declared,
“is to consider woman his comrade,
sharing responsibilities equally. A
woman who accepts privileges and pro
tection from hardships necessarily must
pass down weakness to her children."
If the women of the United States
have legal disabilities, the speaker said,
it is through fault of their own. “No
individual, race or sex suffers subjec
tion,” she said, "unless they have qual
ities which cause them to permit such
In addition to being the first woman
elected to the office of mayor in India,
Mme. Naidu was the first woman
vice president of the Indian National
Congress. She is also a writer of prose
The visitor was honor guest Saturday
night at a dinner in the headquarters
of the National Woman’s Party. Miss
Emma Wold of Oregon, legislative sec
retary of the party, and Miss Mabel
Vernon of Delaware, national executive
secretary, were hostesses.
KNOB KNOCKERS LOOT
SAFE; GET SIOO IN CASH
Thieves Enter Dupont Laundry, on
Sherman Avenue, Through
When Carlos P. Williams, manager
of the Dupont Laundry at 2537 Sher
man avenue opened his office this
morning he found that the company’s
safe had been opened over the week
end and about SIOO in currency stolen.
After gaining entrance through a rear
window, the thieves forced the vault
and. then knocked the combination
from the inner safe, where the money
The office had been ransacked and
papers were strewn over the floor. De
tective Lieut. E. J. Kelly said he be
lieved the robbers were professionals.
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OF ILLINOIS DEAD
Member of Congress Since
64th Session—Had Been
111 Several Months.
Representative Edward J. King of the
fifteenth Illinois district, who had
served in the House of Representatives
continuously since elected to the Sixty
foufith Congress, died at his residence in
the Corcoran Apartments yesterday. He
was 61 years old.
Mr. King had been in failing health
for several months, but his condition
did not cause alarm until he became
worse about two weeks ago. Friends
held hope for his recovery until he suf
fered a sudden relapse yesterday.
The body was taken to Galesburg,
111., yesterday afternoon, accompanied
by the widow. Mrs. Marguerlta M. King,
and funeral services will be held there
tomorrow afternoon. A delegation of
Illinois Representatives left today to at
tend the services.
Fought for Statue.
Mr. King won the esteem of Wash
ingtonians and many patriotic organ
izations in 1922 by carrying on a fight
for the replacement of the Lincoln sta
tue in front of the District Courthouse,
his object having been accompanied in
the Fall of that year.
Finding that the statue, which had
been in front of the courthouse for
many years, had been placed in a shed
in the propagating gardens while re
pairs were being made around the
courthouse and then left there, Mr. King
made a speech before the House which
stirred that body to action to have the
Bom in Springfield. Mass., Mr. King
removed to Galesburg, 111., at an earli
age, was graduated from the h*yh
school there and later from uibx
City Attorney ••id Legislator.
He ffatewnmttted to the bar and elect
ed city attorney of Galesburg, in which
position he served until elected to the
Illinois State Legislature. He served
in the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth. Forty
seventh and Forty-eighth Illinois Gen
Mr. King was twice married. His
first wife, who before her marriage was
Miss May B. Roberts of Galesburg, died
in 1925. Two years ago he was married
to Miss Marguerita M. Hodgson of On
tario, Canada. Besides his widow, he
leaves his son by the first marriage.
Dr. Ivan King of Chicago. His widow
was at his bedside when he died.
Burial will be beside his first wife in
Hope, Abbey, in Lin wood Cemetery,
News of Mr. King’s death was dis
patched to the Capitol early yester
day and flags were lowered to half
staff over the Senate annd House.
PAPERS ARE REFUSED
IN PROHIBITION RAID
Hart Holds Informer Who Made
„ “Buy”, Was Improperly
After seizing one quart of alleged
whisky and 58 bottles of beer in a raid
on the home of Edward M. and Carris
McCormick in the 1200 block of Four
and-a-half street southwest, police of
the fourth precinct were unable to
place charges, as Assistant District At
torney David A. Hart refused today
to issue papers.
Adopting more direct methods than
previously used in their picketing cam
paign. Capt. Fred Cornwell, accompan
ied by Policemen Curtis, Barrett. Pms
cott and Thayer, conducted the raid on
the McCormick establishment.
Hart declared he would not issue
papers, as the police Informer who
made a “buy” was improperly covered.
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