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Method for Tossing Sacks
From Planes to Be Subject
of Legislation.
By the Associated Press
The tossing off of sacks of mail at the
various cities along the air mail routes
from ’airplanes while in flight is thr
next step of development proposed for
the service.
Representative Kelly. Republican.
Pennsylvania, said today that he has
prepared for introduction at the regular
December session of the new Congress ]
a measure which would provide for such
n practice. In his opinion the distribu
tion of mail from the flying planes
would not only increase the speed of
delivery of the postal matter, but would
greatly stimulate the use of the air
Representative Kelly's Plan.
.In his bill Mr. Kelly, sponsor of most
of the legislation that has created and
developed the air mail, proposes the
placing of a mail clerk on the plane to
perform this duty. The clerk would
distribute the mail for the different
cities and towns along the line of flight
into bags so that they could be tossed
off the plane as it passed over the place, j
The Post Office Department. Mr.
Kelly declared, is perfecting a device to !
handle (he dropped mail bag. It would
consist of a tall steel pole on the top ,
of which would be a hook to catch the
sack, with a net a few feet below to
catch it if the hook should be missed.
Another method of speeding up the
air mail—devices to permit the pick
ing up of mail bags by a flying plane—
is being studied by the aviation com
panies. Mr. Kelly said.
Held Great Aid to Service.
“With such devices the air mail would
become not only self-sustaining.” Mr. j
Kelly declared, "but the carrying of
mail by planes would be greatly incrcas- i
ed and the services would be very prof- ]
itable enterprises.”
With the speeding up of the air mail. ]
he estimated that within a year or two
at least 10 per rent of the country's
mail would be flown.
The Pennsylvanian said he would
make no attempt to ha*'** his measure
mooted at the extra session next month,
but expected Its speedy passage at the
regular session.
HEIR TO NEARLY $250,000,
Nearly a quarter of a million dollars
richer as beneficiary with his brother
in the half-million-dollar estate of his
sister, the late Mrs. Clara F. Brown of
New York City, Frederick W. Beale,
3020 Tilden street, an assistant division
chief in the United States Patent Office
here, intends to continue at his post
with the Government for a year or
so, anyway, it was announced today
at his home.
According to Mrs. Beale, the estate,
which was appraised at $518,206 gross
value and $472,896 net, was left In two
equal parts to the two families headed
by Mr. Beale here and his brother,
Frank A. Beale of New York City. Mrs.
Brown died January 1.
Mr. Beale of Washington is left a
life interest, under Mrs. Brown's will,
in his share of the estate, which will be
divided equally on his death between his
two sons, Edward B. Beale of Wilming
ton, Del., and William Beale of Wash
ington, a minor.
Executors of the estate are Edward
B. Beale, Howard K. Beale of Bruns
wick, Me., and the Central Union Trust
Co. of New York City.
District of Columbia —Fair tonight
and tomorrow, colder - tonight, with
lowest temperature about thirty-six de
grees, fresh northwest winds, diminish
ing late tonight.
Maryland—Fair and colder except
snow flurries in the mountains tonight;
tomorrow fair, colder In southwest por
tion, fresh, possibly strong - northwest
winds diminishing late tonight.
Virginia—Fair tonight and tomorrow,
colder tonight and in southeast portion
tomorrow, strong northwest winds,
diminishing by tomorrow morning.
West Virginia—Mostly fair and colder
tonight, tomorrow fair with slowly ris
ing temperaturein west portion.
Record for 24 Honrs.
Thermometer—4 p.m., 63; l 60;
12 midnight, 59; 4 a.m., 63; 8 am., 60;
noon. 65. •<
Barometer—4 p.m;, 29.68; 8 p.m.,
29.66; 12 midnight, 29.50; 4 a.m„ 29.52;
8 am., 29.54; noon, 29.48.
Highest temperature, 65, occurred at
II am. today. • *
Lowest temperature, 59, occurred at
12:45 am. today.
Temperature same date last year—
Highest, 55; lowest, 37.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today—Low tide, 5:49 a.m. and 6:38
p.m : high tide, 11:45 a.m.
Tomorrow— tide, 6:40 a.m. and
7:38 p.m.; high tide, 12:17 a.m. and
1)2:43 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Today—Sun rose 6:19 a.m.; sun sets
6:15 p.m.
Tomorrow—Sun rises 6:18 a.m.; sun
•ets 6:16 p.m.
Moon rises 9:21 a.m.
Automobile lamps to be lighted one
half hour after sunset.
Condition of the Water.
Great Falls—Muddy.
Weather in Various Cities.
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Station*. V c* ES o“ Weather.
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Abilene. Tex ... 30.34 58 38 .... Clear
Albany. N. Y 29 34 60 43 008 Raining
Atlanta, Ga .. C 9 82 64 48 .... Clear
Atlantic City.. 29.50 54 44 0.12 Cloudy
Baltimore. Md 29.50 62 54 004 Clear
Birmingham ...30.00 70 46 .... Clear
Bismarck, N. D. 30.10 44 26 . Clear
B'lston. Mass... 29.44 46 38 008 Raining
Buffalo, N. Y. 29 40 62 36 028 Raining
Charleston. S C 29 86 70 58 0.56 Pt.cloudy
Chicaco. 111.... 29.84 50 32 156 Cloudy
Cincinnati. Ohio 29.60 68 S 8 024 Raining
Cleveland, Ohio. 29.46 66 38 038 Rng.Jgy.
Columbia. S C . 29 84 66 56 040 Clear
Danver. Colo ... 30.30 38 18 .... Clear
Detroit, Mich... 29.56 52 32 088 Snowing
E! Paso. Tex... 30 04 60 28 .... Clear
Galveston. Tex. 30.18 68 56 .... Pt.cloudy
Helena, Mont .. 80.14 54 28 Clear
Huron, 8. Dak 30.16 38 28 .... Clear
Indianapotis.lnd 29.68 68 36 0.12 Raining
Jacksonvil!e.Fip,29 94 80 60 046 Pt.clpudy
Kansas City, Mo 30 12 42 36 0.64 Cloudy
Los Angeles 30 16 62 48 .... Cloudy
Louisville. Ky.. 29.74 TO 40 0.02 Cloudy
Miami. Fla 30 02 80 74 Cloudy
N. Orleans. La 30.10 70 56 .... Pt.cloudy
New York, NY.29 44 5* 44 002 Cldy.Fgy.
Oklahoma City. 30 20 54 34 Clear
Omaha, Nebr .30.14 40 34 .... Clear
Philadelphia. Pa. 29 43 64 50 0.02 Clear
Pnoenix, Ariz .. 30.02 70 42 . Clear
Pittsburgh, Pa.. 29.50 68 48 0.02 Cloudy
Portland Me .. 28.48 42 34 006 Raining
Portland. Orrs. 30 22 58 46 022 Raining
P.aleiEh. N. C . 29.70 70 58 0.56 Pt.cloudy
Salt Lake City. 30.18 44 30 .... Clear
Ban Antonio .30 16 74 50 . .. Clear
Kan Diego, Calif 30.12 62 48 .... Cloudy
San Francisco. 30.30 60 46 014 CJear
St. I .outs. Mo. 29.84 56 26 0.22 Raining
St. Paul. Minn. 30.06 38 28 .... Clear
fc»attle. Wash . 30.18 48 40 028 Cloudy
Spokane. Wash. 30 20 60 40 001 Cloudy
WASH , D. C... 29.54 65 59 0.01 Clear
<7 am., Greenwich time, today !
Temperature. Weather.
London. England.., 38 Cloudy
Paris. France 36 Clear
Stockholm. Sweden 24 Part cloudy
(Noon. Greenwich time, today.)
Horta (Fayal), Azores... 52 Part cloudy
(Current observations.'
Hamilton, Bermuda 64 Part cloudy
San Juan. Porto Rico ... 78 Part cloudy
Havana. Cuhe . . 74 Clear
Colon. Canal Zone 78 Part cloudy
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Left to right: Lieut. Col. Wallace M. Craigie. U. S. A., professor of military science and tactics in the schools, who i
dirccled the games: Maj. Raymond G. Payne, U. S. A., assistant military instructor: Cadet Capt. Franklin A. Thomas,
commander of the winning team: Maj. Robert E. O’Brien. 11.I 1 . S. A„ umpire and judge; Cadet Sergts. A. Flucky, Charles
Foltz and Richard Thom; Corpls. Taul Boesch and James A. Bladen, and Cadet Scrgt. Dudley 11. Digges.
Cadet Team Outpoints Oppo
nents, Tracing “Enemy” on j
! Gettysburg-Antietam Map. ;
| Maneuverir.g its men over the "mud- j
! dy terrain of the Gettysburg-Antietam
war map, intent upon routing an "ene- ;
my company” from a defensive post- ;
tion. Western High School's Company ,
K war game team, under Cadet Capt. ;
Franklin A. Thomas, outpointed four
other cadet teams to win the decision
in the finals of the annual war-game
series held in the auditorium of the |
Franklin Administration Building, late j
yesterday, ” , j
In its victory, won with a rating of j
96 per cent, seven points above its near- ;
est competitor, company K team cap
tured for its school trophy case the j
Gen. Anton Stephan silver cup. while
its commander. Cadet Capt. Thomas, j
won the military instructors’ gold !
Judges Who Gave Decision.
The plav was umpired and judged by
Mai. Robert E. O'Brien, chief of in
fantry, U. S. A., who scaled the other (
four teams in the following order:
Company F of McKinley, Cadet Capt.
Herbert J. LidofT commanding, 89 per j
cent: Company D, Eastern, Cadet Capt.
Frank Rodgers commanding, 87 per
cent; staff team of Central, Cadet Col.
Richard K. Lyon commanding. 86 per
cent, and Company E, Business. Cadet.
Capt. Millard G. Bowen commanding.
85 per cent-.
Each team played its game in solu
tion of the same problem upon a sep- ,
aratc map and until a team had played
it was excluded from the auditorium.
Lieut. Col. Wallace M. Craigie. U. S. A., .
professor of military science and prac- *
tice in the schools, directed the games ,
bv describing the situations as th?y
were developed by the “enemy moves ;
After the last team had played, Maj.
O’Brien conducted a stern critique of
each map and the maneuvers of the re
spective teams.
Final Comment by Critic.
The youthful officers then heard their j
verbal comment upon the “probability ;
of retreat” criticized, their determined i
pursuit of their orders to rout the ;
enemy praised and their every move
over the Gettysburg hills discussed with j
all the military parlance a major m the j
Regular Army could command |
Maj. Obrien congratulated the cadets
upon their ability to "think and talk ;
on their feet and to grasp difficult situ- ;
ations and discuss solutions and plans |
within a few minutes after those prob- j
lem* were outlined by the directing,
eolonel. After the games he declared!
that the Washington high school cadets ,
in war-game maneuvers cornered »- i
vorably with West Point Cadets ana ,
Army War College men,
By the Associated Pres*.
GENEVA, March 16. —Preliminary j
work for the revision of the statutes of j
the World Court of Justice was com- j
i pleted today. Elihu Root and Sir Cecil
Hurst were named to submit a final
1 ; report on the question of the accession
! 1 of the United States to the court.
The iurists. leaving the council room,
j said that no new difficulties had arisen,
j but that the commission wanted to
have before it a final acceptable text
i of the protocol of 1926 which relates
to all aspects of the American reserva
i ttons. including the question of the
Council’s right to request advisory
. CP Presldent Scialoia left for Rome, say
ing: “We have finished. It is now
a auesticn of drafting.
The question of the British dominions
was raised by Sir Cecil in a manner
which interested all the jurists. He re
called that by article 31 of the statutes
when a state has an interest involved
in a dispute submitted to the court it
possesses the right to appoint a nation
al judge to sit during consideration of
■ th«* dispute in the event that it has no
judge on the bench at the time.
Sir Cecil explained that the British
Emoire is an association of autonomous
self-governing states which are inde
cmdent members of the League, and
he wanted to make sure that if a case
involving, for instance, Canadian inter
ests arose Canada would not be pre
vented from annotating a judee just be
cause an Englishman already was on
r | th- bench.
I The drafting committee probably will
: re frr this miestlon in its report.
Another decision was to nut a clamp
in th° court statutes authorizing the
court to deliver advisory opinions. The
r only mention of advisory ontaions is
in ’th" League covenant and s-veral
jurists thought that the Court should
1 ; be given sneeifle authority to do some-
I thing which it already is doing in prac
| tier. Moreover it was pointed out that
, ; the American reservations directly
.‘touch advisory opinions and that the
statute should be clear on this point.
S«nator Walsh of Montana is under
! stood to have been a strong advocate
! of amending the statute in this direc
' tion. . . .. ..
y ' Adopting the svstem of rotation, the
I jurists have decided that 11 of the 15
j judges always should be at the Hague
to hear cases.
Marriage Licenses.
i William F. Pa rater. 25. and Mary C.
i Beam. 22: Rev. Halbert A Wood'ail.
Rii-l ard A. Creed. 24, Richmond, Va . and
r. tt»h R Willeford. 21. Richmond, Va., Rev.
i J °lMward ,l G* : Shipley, S 3, and Eleanore It.
y j Oswald. 38. both of Baltimore, Md., Rev.
H. W Tolson. „ . .
y | Herbert T. Smart. 27. and Gladys M.
I Green. 20; Rev. Joseph H Lee
y i Claude M. Huehes. 25. end Flora A. Tlmbs.
y • 22. Rev. Clarence T Wilson.
Newton C. Bonds. 23. and Thelma P. Cur
y tls. 24; Rev. William M. Hoffman.
; University Professor Sees Loss of
Next War on Loss of Na
tion's Dominions.
' By the Associated Press.
LONDON, March 16—Great Britain
i either will lose the next war or lose the
| dominions, Brig. Gen. J. H. Morgan,
I K. C., professor of constitutional law
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| she would lose the dominions.
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