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ANTARCTICA NIGHT PALL FELT BY BYRD Fuel Excavated From Snow as Sun Sinks Lower on Horizon. BY RUSSELL OWEN. Br lUdto to Tht Bt«r and New York Time*. LITTLE AMERICA, Antarctica. March 27.—The pray twilight that come* before the Winter night is settling down over Antarctica. The sun rises only a short distance above the horizon and is of a discouraged yellow which gives little heat. But. most of the outside work of the , Byrd expedition for this season is done. 1 and in a few week* more, when the j sun dips behind the barrier for the j last time and our days are marked by the pale glow of stars and moon or the howling drive of the wind, there will be shelter for every one and rooms where we may work or read and pass the days of darkness In comfort. Today there is a atrong wind blow ing and snow drifting. A holiday has been declared in order that tired muscles may be rested and energy re newed for the last days of hard work. A man gets tired much more quickly down here, so much vitality is expended in resisting the cold. For three months the men of the expedition have worked as (hey would never have worked under normal con ditions. building a home and hauling all the bulky and heavy material which accompanies aviation. It has been a herculean task. Wane Housed In Snow Dugouta. The Fairchild plane, the Btars and Stripes, is burled for the Winter in a house of snow blocks, and the Ford, the Floyd Bennett., will be tucked away on the next quiet day. The day she made her last, flight the wings of the Fairchild craft were fold ed and she was pushed into a hole in the snow. Then snow blocks were piled all around her up to the top of the fuselage, so that the plane rests in a sort of snow fort. The tarpaulin was put acrosa the top and the plane was made as secure as if run into a hangar and the door locked. The wind can blow now with out injuring her. The center aectlon of the Ford ma chine has been put !n place and the wing motors hung before putting it away in a dugout of its own. Yeeterday the last of the Barrier cache was brought in. This was some of the material taken ashore while the supply ship Eleanor Bolling lay along side the Barrier, and it has gradually been hauled toward camp when weath er permitted. All Gasoline and Coal In. The last drums of gasoline and last bags of coal were brought in yester day after they had been excavated from under tons of snow, and It was with sighs of relief that the men drop ped into chairs when they returned at night. In the meantime, everything about camp has been collected and placed in one big pile, of which a house will be constructed. Then it will be both accessible and protected. The weather nas been leas fickle this last week and the days have been clear and cold. At night now we have beau tifully tinted sunsets, and, while they linger In the West, the full moon comes up in the Bast, a brilliant and elongated moon of unfamiliar countenance. It finally occurred to some of us that we were looking at It upside down, the reason being that we are ourselves up side down at the bottom of the world. Imagine a tiny person standing on the top of an orange looking at an object some distance away. And then place that same person at the bottom of his orange world with his head down and hit Feet up and our position relative to the moon can be understood. 80 far. we haven’t fallen off; for which we are grateful to the force of gravity. for publication reserved throuthout the < world.) JAPAN AND CHINA SIGN TSINAN CLASH PACT Br the AuociatM Ere**. NANKINO. China. March 2*.—Japan and Nationalist China today signed an agreement in settlement of the Tslnsn incident, which grew out of a clash be tween Japanese troops In the Shantung city and Chinese soldiers in last year’s advance on Peking. The signatories were Kenkichi Yoshlzawa. Japanese minister, and C. T. Wang. Chinese foreign minister. The agreement was reached on March 23, but first was submitted to Tokto. Reliable reports had It that the under standing was on the basis that both sides would waive responsibility for the Tsinan affair and that each would make grants to the nationals of the other in settlement of damages. It was said also that the agreement, calls for the withdrawal of Japanese troops from Shantung. U. S. GUNBOAT IN CHINA HITS ROCK, IS BEACHEO American Consul Oeneral F. B. Lock hart at Hankow reported to the State Department today that the United States warship Tutuila, while proceed ing from Chungking to Hankow, has struck a submerged rock in the Yangtze River, 102 miles above Ichang. and had to be beached. Salvage tugs were called to her assistance. No loss of life was reported. The U. S. 8. Tutuila is a gunboat in the Yangtze patrol. The Navy Depart ment today lacked del :.U/>f the mishap. ATTACKS WITH KNUCKLES. Robber Eacape# Whan Daughter of Britiah Premier Aids Woman. LONDON, March 28 (A*).—A man using brass knuckles attacked the wife of the office keeper at the residence of Stanley Baldwin, prime minister, on Downing street, earlv today and at tempted to snatch two bags which she was carrying. The prime minister's daughter heard | screams from the bark yaTd and rushed I out to the woman's assistance. Bir ; Ernley Blackwell, a member of Mr.) Baldwin's staff, also assisted th» victim, ! whose side was badly bruised. Her as sailant escaped. BAND CONCERT. By the United States Marine Band Orchestra tomorrow at 3 pm., audi torium. Marine Barracks; Taylor Bran son. leader; Arthur 8. Wltcomb, second leader. Prelude to "Parsifal” Wagner Vibraphone solo, “Songs My Mother Taught Me" Dvorak Wilbur D. Kieffer. “Largo" Handel Cornet solo, "Inflammatus,” from "Stabat Mater” Rossini John P. White. “Prayer” Cesar Franck "Oh That We Two Were Maying," Nevin Suite, " Arleslenne " Bizet 'Marines’ hymn, "The Halls of Monte zuma ” “The Star Spangled Banner.’* Notice.—The concert at the Marine Barracks Monday, April 1, has been canceled, the band giving a concert at • the Waite House at 3 o’clock that day. New Armv Chiefs 0 SI Upper: Maj. Gen. Stephen O. Fuqua. Lower: Maj. Gen. Harry L. Gilchrist. Gen. Fuqua yesterday waa appointed chief of Infantry. succeeding Maj. Gen. Robert 11. Allen, and Gen. Gilchrist, chief of the Chemical Warfare Service, succeeding Maj. Gen. Amoa A. Fries. DIRIGIBLE SEARCH FOR PLANE VAIN Los Angeles Cruising Along Jersey Coast Wirelesses “Nothing Sighted.” By tha Associated Press. NAVAL AIR BTATION. Lakehurst, N. J.. March 28.—The dirigible Los An geles. searching off the coast of New Jersey for T. Raymond Finucane and three others missing since Friday in an amphibian airplane, wirelessed today that nothing had been sighted. Lieut. Comdr. Charles E. Rosendahl, In command of the airship, reported visibility was very poor. After cruising all night off the coast he proceeded to a .point 100 Allies of Bamegat Light to fly' southward parallel to the coast to ward Norfolk, Va. SEARCH OVER WIDE RANGE. Dirigible File* Over Ocean in Hunt for Missing Plane. NEW YORK. March 28 OP).—'The Navy dirigible Los Angeles today was flying over the Atlantic toward Norfolk, Va.. in search of the Sikorsky amphlbisn plane in which T. Raymond Finucane, wealthy Rochester sportsman, and three companions have been missing since they took off from Norfolk last Friday morning. The dirigible, in charge of Lieut. Comdr. Charles E. Rosendahl and car rying a crew of 50 officers and men. took off from its training station at Lakehurst. N. J.. yesterday afternoon. | Comdr. Rosendahl planned to fly over , the ocean 100 miles from shore in be- j lief that the plane made a forced land ing at sea and was drifting eastward. | Unless some trace of the plane is found. 1 the dirigible Is expected to return to j her hangar tonight. .; Belief that the plane was forced down j at sea was strengthened by a letter, received at the Atlantic City municipal i radio station. WPG. from Mrs. Richard; Carpenter of Broadwater, Va. Mrs. carpenter said that a plane j passed over Hog Island near her home | last Friday and that the motors sud-j denly stopped when it was about ft I miles northeast of the Hog Island; Light Station, She said she was unable to sight the plane, due to pine trees between the beach and the Island, but that the motors did not start again. B. E. Finucane, brother of the miss ing man. offered a reward of SIO,OOO to the captain of any ship rescuing the flyers and 12.500 for the first informa tion directly leading to location of the missing plane. In addition to Finucane. the missing men are Harry Smith of Miami, pilot; Robert Boyd of Portland. Me., and Frank Abels of Mlneola, N. Y., me chanics. BUCHANAN NAMED HOOVER NAVAL AIDE; TO REPORT JULY 15 (Continued From First Page.) ! coolness and skill in his conduct of the fighting. Upon his eourtge and skill depended, in great measure, succeas or failure. Hla responsibilities were great and he met them in a manner worthy of commendation." Comdr. Munroe waa bom In Waco, Tex., April 8. 1888, end was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1004, graduat ing four years later. Comdr. Munroe first, served aboard ! the U. 8. 8. Maine and later the U. s. I S. North Carolina, before devoting his ‘attention extensively to ihe submarine | service. He wes in commend of the U. S. S. No. 3 and R-17 during the ; World War in the Carrlbcan and on the East Coast. Hs served aboard the U. 8. 8. Mississippi when Rear Ad miral William A Moffett, now chief of the Bureau of Naval Aeronautics, was commander. The new White House aide served in New London. Conn., in con junction with the 8-submarlne program In 1921 he went to Brazil with Rear Admiral C. T. Vogelgesang, head of the first nevsl mission to that country. He was on duty in the submarine service of the Brazilian government until he I returned to the United States, in Feb- j ruary. 1925. Later, Comdr. Munroe took command , of the destroyer U. 8. 8. Paul Hamilton and served in that rapacity for two years and four months, accompanying the fleet on its Australian and South crutae. In June, 1027, Comdr. Munroe was ordered to the Naval War College, from which he graduated in May, 1927. He then came to Washington to the war plans division. Comdr. Munrse is married and has one son. jr. The fam ily resides at 19U R street. THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON. I). C.. THTRSDAT, MARCH 23. 1920.' BOY RIDING FIRE TRUCK IS INJURED Thrown to Ground When Wheels Strike Rough Spot in Road. David Lee, 16-year-old son of Mr. and j Mrs. Ralph Lee of Silver Spring, Md. was seriously Injured early this after noon when he was thrown to the ground ; while riding on the side of a volunteer j Are truck which was responding to a blaze on Sliver Spring avenue. The ‘ boy was taken to Walter Reed Hospital | in a passing automobile and later trans ferred to Emergency Hospital, where it was said the extent of his Injuries had not been determined. Physicians at Walter Reed HospUal expressed the opinion that in addition to suffering a fractured leg and shock the boy may be suffering from Internal injuries. According to Policeman Charles T. Barnes of the Montgomery County po lice. young Lee had made his applica tion to become a member of the volun teer Fire Department of Silver Spring and jumped on the aide of the Are truck when the alarm came In this afternoon. The boy. the policeman said, was hang ing onto a ladder on the side of the truck, which was proceeding at a rapid rate, and was thrown severely to the road when the rear wheels of the truck struck a hole. The boys parents, when notified of the accident, rushed to his side at Wal ter Refd Hospital and later accompa nied him to Emergency. The blaze to which the Are apparatus was responding when the accident oc curred turned out to be a fire in a chicken house on a farm on the out skirts of Silver Spring. SHIP CHASE BEGAN IN 12-MILE LIMIT, COAST GUARD SAYS (Continued From First Page.) crease in the tariffs on Canadian farm produce. Os the $450,000,000 worth of goods the United States annually im port* from the dominion, about a third tor 1150,000,000 worth) would be af fected by the proposed higher American duties on livestock, some grains, lum ber. shingles and wood pulp. Canada is the United States' best customer. She buys about 5950.000.000 worth a year from us. We sell Canada roundlv half that much, leaving a trade balance in our favor of about 1500.000,000 a year. Resentment over threatened higher American tariffs i* leading to several demands in Canda, among them a de mand for outright tariff reprisals, the extension of preferential duties to countries which "appreciate" Canadian trade more highly, and a quiet, sys tematic popular boycott of American goods, such as the Chinese recently In voked against Japan. Finally, there is Canada's dislike of the "arrogant" procedure of our Fed eral Radio Commisaion In "usurping" arbitrary control over all wave-lengths on the North American Continent, re sulting in the aaslgnment of only a handful to Canada. (CODzritht. IMS.) FRANCE NOW INVOLVED. Investigation Regina Into Report that Drowned Man Was French. Br tbt associated Brass. France, as well as Great Britain and Canada, la now interested in the sinking of the Canadian schooner I’m Alone by an American patrol boat In the Gulf of Mexico. This new complication has been added to the case by a report from the French consul at New Orleans that the seaman drowned when the alleged rum runner went down was a French citlaen. He had been described previously as a naturalised British subject. The French embassy immediately cabled this information to the foreign office at Paris, and is expected to await instructions before taking up the matter formally with the State Department. Meanwhile it is also awaiting a full re port from the consul on his investigation of the seaman’s citicenahtp. CONSUL GIVEN PROTECTION. : Belize Authorities Promise Taggart to Guard Against Attack. j BELIZE. British Honduras, March 28 I (A 3 ). —Special police protection was given today to O. Russell Taggart, i United states consul as a consequence ' of high feeling over the sinking of the British vessel I’m Alone last Friday by | an American Coast Guard boat. Two Belize men were membera of the i crew of the ill-fated rum ship and in ! some quarters there haa been consider* i able anti-American agitation since the shelling of the vessel. Taggart appealed j to the police when it appeared tome of j this feeling might be directed against ; himself. The authorities promised every pre caution to prevent an attack on the consulate. BRITISH WEEKLIES' COMMENT. Give Sinking of Sloop Prominent Posi tion In Columns. LONDON. March 28 UP).—lnfluential British weeklies today commented on the international problem arising from the sinking of the Canadian schooner I’m Alone by a United States Coast Guard cutter in the Oulf of Mexico. The New Statesman said editorially. "The American naval victory over an unarmed sloop flying the British flag and carrying rum in her hold, must, oi j course, be closely investigated. But it! is unlikely that it will torm the basis of a very serious International incl- 1 dent." reviews in general accord the I m Alone incident the most promi-' nent position in their columns. • Britain would probably do better to I make no protest at all,” adds the New I Statesman, “and to leave it to the Wash ington State Department—with the evi-! dently unqualified support of the New I York press—to clear up the business and do whatever it can to prevent repe tition of any action so extravagantly! absurd." ; The Saturday Review maintains that ; a question of grave international im portance has been raised by the sink-1 mg of the I’m Alone. It thinks that the incident will be settled by arbltra-1 tion, but considers that a point of fun damental importance has been raised and that British opinion would not take so calmly a repetition of the incident. ATTACKER SCaIeD OFF. Colored Man Seises Woman in Home, Is Frightened Away. Hearing the front door of her home open and close about 8:45 o’clock last i | night, Mrs. Evelyn Holloway of the 1300 ! block of E street northeast looked up , from the paper she was reading and beheld standing In front of her a col ored man, who seized her by the arm and attempted to drag her up the stairs, i He was frightened away by her screams.. Although her two small children were i sleeping on the second floor at the time, 1 they were not awakened by her screams. James P. Holloway, her husband, an i electrical contractor, was not at home. I Mrs. Holloway reported to Jifilice of I the ninth precinct and a genftal hunt 1 for the man was started. She' yM able to furnish a detaged description. Literary Secretary - a A Ml FRENCH STROTHER Os New York, who has been chosen by President Hoover to be literary secretary at the White House. His duties will consist of historical research on subjects which the President chooses for speeches. —P. and A. Photo. CANTON GOVERNOR IS REPORTED SLAIN Guarantor of Safety for Chai- Sum Commits Suicide After Execution. Br the Associated Preaa. LONDON. March 28.—A Reuter dis patch from Nanking today said that I Li Chal-Sum, governor of Canton, had ! been executed at 11 a.m.. despite the fact his safety had been guaranteed by President Chiang Kai-Shek and three leading members of the government, GUARANTOR COMMITS SUICIDE. Nationalist Statesman Feared Disgrace After Execution of Chal-Sum. SHANGHAI, March 28 UP).—lt was reported here today Wu Tze Hul, vener able Nationalist statesman, committed suicide at Nanking following the re ported execution or Li Chal-Sum. gov ernor of Canton, at 11 a.m. Wu. who was one of three guarantors of Li'a safety, felt that the execution meant a disgrace, which he was un willing to face. WILL PROTECT FOREIGNERS. Tsung Chang Gives U. S. Consul As surances of Safety. CHEFOO, China, March 28 UP).— Marshal Chang Tsung Chang, former Shantung war lord, who has captured Chefoo with a force of revolting soldiers, today assured Leroy Webber, United States consul general, that he Intends to protect foreign life and property. Os the 20.000 soldiers which Chang Tsung Chang is reported to have in the vicinity of Chefoo. only 1,500 have been allowed within the city and the rest are proceeding eastward in pursuit of Gen. Liu Chen-Nien. #ie loval Na tionalist commander in the region. Re newed fighting was belfaved Imminent. It was estimated that. sfce combined casualties In the recent battle were 400. Liu Chen-Nien losing in addition 1.000 men who were either captured or who deserted him. He also lost a few field guns, 50 trench mortars, 1.000 rifles and 100 000 rounds of ammunition. It is not believed that Liu Chen-Nien will be able to oppose Chang Tsung Chang for long and it is expected that, he will flee to British Welhalwel. Telefraph service to Hwanghsien. Tengchowfu and Lungkow has been re stored. ITALIAN EMBASSY JOINS IN PROBE OF SHOOTING Murder of New York Prisoner la Florida Camp la Being Investigated. By the Associated Pres*. TAMPA. Fla., March 27.—An Inves tigation of the shooting of Jasper Rlt tolo of New York by a Dade County. Fla., prison guard several days ago has been Instituted by the Italian embassy at Washington at the request of the victims family In New York, It was learned here yesterday from H. Vlti Marlani, Italian vice consul for this district. The vice consul said he had been in formed that Oov. Doyle E. Carlton of Florida had been requested to conduct a complete inquiry into the shooting. Marlani said he had been informed Rlt tolo was shot to death while working on a road gang, and that other prisoners alleged he was killed In cold blood and without Justification. An attorney has been retained by the man's family to at tend the preliminary hearing for the guard scheduled at Miami next Tues day and also to look out for the inter ests of the Italian embassy. NEW FIGURE FOR STATUARY HALL Wl , ftSfflb. '•: #_■> ■: ‘■ nI^KV V* " || fr * sfg’ I Cotton Borflum and his statue of the late Brif. Gen. John C. Greenway, Arltona miner, engineer and toldler, which ha hat been roiflhlsaloned to make for the State. It will be cMt In bronte and placed in SfUuarjr Hall at the Capitol. Photo, BATTLE EXPECTED NEAR CHIHUAHUA Apparent Evacuation of Jimenez by Rebels Re ported by Flyers. •By the Associated Press. Apparent evacuation of the town of j Jimenez in Southeastern Chihuahua i was reported by federal airmen today, j j The insurgents were proceeding north- i ; ward in the direction of the rebel | ; stronghold of Chihuahua and the gov- I | ernment looked for a battle at j | Bachimba Pass, strong strategical point j 1 south of that cl'v. The rebels, on the other hand, in- ! .Heated that a clash was expected in I the vicinity of Jimenez, no confirmation being given of the reported evacuation of that town. Gen. Escobar, rebel commander-in chlef, haa repeatedly asserted that hs would lead an advance on Mexico City Itself. Otherwise a strict censorship veiled the plans of the Insurgents. Federal relief forces were expected to reach Mazatlan on the west coast todav. relieving the garrison which suc | cessrully held off a rebel attack early | this week. The governor of the Northern district | of Inwer California today denied that i loyal Mexican troops had been trans ! ported across Arizona territory to reach ; Naco, where a federal garrison is holding out. The federal* at Naco. strongly en trenched. were still awaiting a long delayed attack by the rebels encamped 10 miles away. Unless an attack de velops soon, they declared they would start "some activity" themselves. ACTION TAKEN AGAINST SITES. MEXICO CITY, March 28 UP).— Alberto Terrones Benitos, provisional governor of Durango, in a message to the government said: "We are taking drastic measures against the Knights of Columbus of Durango City, who are acting as spies for the rebels and Cristeros.” He also said he was mobilizing Du rango agrarians to combat the "Crls teroe." "Cristeros" is a name applied In some parts of Mexico to those so-called religious insurgents who use the battle cry, “Viva Crlsto Rey," or "Long live Christ, King." SPY REPORTS DENIED. Called Baseless Propaganda by Knights of Columbus Official. NEW HAVEN. Conn., March 28 UP). - Supreme Secretary William J. McGlnley of the national headquarters of the Knight* of Columbus today character ised reports issued from Mexico City that K. of C. members were acting as spies of the rebels as "baseless propa ganda." “This is only one of a series of at tempts to charge Knight* of Columbus in general and Catholics in particular with responsibility for the never-ending brawls in Mexico," declared Mr. Me- Qinley. "Columbia, our magazine, has been barred from the Mexican mallr. We have been unable to communicate with our members, and we have had no re port* from council* in more than two years. "Durango is a big city. Several years ago we had 142 members there How many have died in prison or oeen exe cuted under the guise of law and order since that time I do not know." HANGING BILL PASSES. California Assembly Adopts More to Limit Execution Witnesses. SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 28 (4*).—only 10 witnesses, exclusive of prison officials, would be permitted to attend executions in California under a bill passed yesterday by the California Assembly. Sponsors of the measure said it was designed to "take the Roman holiday flavor out of hangings." Special writers and "sob sisters" should be barred from future executions. Representative Charles H. Duell, author of the bill, said. walesconfersTrders. 150 Recipients on List at Second Investiture. LONDON. March 28 (4>).—The Prince of Wales, in behalf of King George, held hi* second Investiture at St. James' Pal ace today, conferring the insignia of orders bestowed by his majesty in the new* year honors list on 150 recipients. In contrast with yesterday’s private investiture in which every one wore morning dress or lounge suit*, today's function was a glittering affair of gold lace, resplendent decorations and white plumed cockaded hats. The prince was attired In the scarlet uniform of the Welsh Quards. with the blue ribbon of the Garter across his breast. | 1 PERSHING IN FOCH FUNERAL PROCESSION • $ Wtji r*' w . mH|V AM ■UKayKBHS »BSSBn& |||& ;V ' iHHHw f ■jvjk MB Ml . This radio photo shows Orn. Pershing. followed by an unidentified French officer, marching beside the tun caisson bearlnf the casket of the late Marshal Koch. Directly in back of the casket is Painleve, In civilian clothes, marching as the chief mourner. Atop the casket Is the late military hero's Jacket, sword and hat. —P. and A. Photo. U. $. INVESTIGATES ATTORNEYS’ WORK Probe Being Made to Deter mine Law Enforcement Efficiency. By th* Atioclsted friii. A Nation-wide investigation of the work of United States attorneys la being made by the Department of Justice with a view of determining whether changes in personnel are needed and what improvements can be made. Attorney Oeneral Mitchell said Presi dent Hoover is interested in the out come of the lnveatigatlon and will re ceive a full report. The Attorney Oeneral said that a study of data gathered from all sec tions of th* country was being made to determine how efficiently the United States attorneys were conducting the law enforcement work of the Govern ment. with a special reference to criminal cases. The department, he continued, was seeking to find out how far each dis trict la behind in its work, what can be done to expedite it, and to learn whether -additional assistant district attorneys are needed. The investigation. Mr. Mitchell said, is entirely separate from that proposed by President Hoover’s law enforcement commission. Mr. Mitchell said the in quiry was begun as soon as he took office. LA GUARDIA ADMITS LIQUOR IN BAGGAGE, BUT EXPLAINS SOURCE Prom First Page.) by a customs inspector whether he had any liquor in hu baggage. The con gressman confessed he had four bottles. Later, however, the chief inspector on the pier discovered that his name should have been on the free entry list and his baggage was closed immedi ately and he was allowed to proceed, presumably with his lour bottles. MORGAN DOESN’T KNOW OF IT. Ohioan Declares He Had No Knowledge of Liquor Being Found. Representative William M. Morgan of Ohio, one of the party of 15 Congress men just back from Panama, said upon his arrival here last night that he knew of no liquor being found in the baggage of any members of the party by customs officials In New York. Mr. Morgan made this statement when asked concerning a published report In New York that four bottles of liquor had been found in the luggage of one member of the party. “I didn’t hear of any liquor being found." he said. "I don’t know any thing about it." He declared that several members of the party, upon landing in New York, had been obliged to confer with customs officials upon the valuation of purchases made in Panama in excess of the SIM limit allowed by law. Eight or ten members of the party, he said, had cabled for the freedom of the port, which granted them the privilege Os bringing their baggage into the coun try without Inspection. Upon landing, he added, they had to go through cer tain formalities to obtain this privilege TREASURY UNINFORMED. Lowman Says Congressmen Returning to U. 8. Are Granted Fort Freedom. My the Associated Press. Treasury officials declared today that they had no information concerning a report from New York City that a mem ber of a congressional party returning from Panama had brought in four bot tles of liquor concealed In his baggage. Seymour Lowman, Assistant Secretary i of the Treasury’, said that members of Congress returning from abroad were granted the freedom of the port at which they landed and which, in prac tice, generally meant that their baggage was not examined. "I do not know whether Congress men have abused this privilege,’’ Low man aald. "It Is a matter for their own conscience." It was explained In Lowrman'a office that, under the law, all baggage should be searched and that granting freedom of the port meant only relief from cus toms duties. E. W. Camp, commissioner of customs, said he knew nothing con cerning the New York report, but that it was the practice where responsible . officials return from abroad, after hav ing performed eome Government mis sion, that they are given substantially the same courtesies ss a diplomat. In extending diplomatic courtesy to a ’ person entering the country, it was ex- ' plained, It was intended merely to re lieve the diplomat from paying duty, | though there is nothing to prevent ex- j amination of his baggage, „ ! 'SWIMMING USE INDORSED BY HESSE Approved as Means of Safety for Boys Enjoying Water Sports. Maj. Edwin B. Hesse, who Is about to retire as superintendent of police, today joined with other local officials urging the boys of Washington who are non* swimmers to take advantage of the free course of swimming lessons to be of fered next week at the boys’ department of the Y. M. C. A., under the auspices of The Star. Speaking from a knowledge of the tragedy that to some extent each year stalks the path of non-swimmers, who, during warm Summer days, seek recre ation and fun in the ol’ swlmmin’ hole, or boating on the Potomac or other nearby streams, Maj. Hesse placed his approval on the "learn to swim” cam paign as a means of teaching venture* some boys how to take care of them selves while enjoying aquatic sports. "I heartily indorse the program of In tensive swimming lessons to be given free of charge by the boys’ department of the Y. M. C. A., In co-operation with The Star and agents of the American Red Cross.’’ Maj. Hesse said. "The learn-to-swim campaign is a good thing for the city because it centers attention on the necessity of teaching boys, who are naturally venturesome In spirit, the art of swimming. Statistics Complied. "As superintendent of police, I have had the painful duty of having statis tics compiled each year of the number of deaths by drowning. Last year a toll of 34 lives was taken. The year before the figure was 18. While some of this loss or life undoubtedly could not have been prevented, certainly some of the lives would have been saved had those suffering accidents been able to swim. "I therefore urge boys who cannot swim to ttke advantage of this oppor tunity to learn the fundamental rudi mentary Drlnciples of swimming which next week will be taught at tne boys' department of the Y. M. C. A. under In struction of experts.” 250 Are Enrolled. Applications continued today to come into the Y. M. C. A. for the swimming lessons, which will be given from 9 a.m. to 9 pm. each day next week. The number enrolled this morning totaled about 250. The course Is open to boys between the ages of 10 and 18. who are non-swimmers. Applicants will be as signed to classes according to ages. Commodore Wilbur T. Longfellow of the American Red Cross has arranged for swimming experts to augment the stalT of the boys’ department of the Y. M. C. A., in giving the swimming les sons. The course will be under the direction of James C. Ingram, director of the department, with the assistance of James Carberry, boys’ swimming coach, and Mars De Oast, boys’ physi cal instructor. Application blanks published In The Star should be properly filled out and sent to the boys' department of the Y. M. C. A., 173$ O street, this week. RECEIVE PAY* TOMORROW. Public School Teachers Will Get March Salaries. i Washington's public school teachers will be paid for the month of March tomorrow instead of April 1 In view of the fact that all next week ia a school holiday, it was made known at the Franklin Administration Building today. The clerks of the system and the Jan itorial staff will receive their pay Sat urday Instead of April 1. I .. . ... _ . .. —....-- ■ - ■■ MiiiuiiMia-aifMiimiiiiiiiamiiaaiiaiiaiaiitKiiaiiiiiaiiacsMtimiim,., j Learn to Swim a jj I For Sport and Protection lJ) * I'nder Soapier* 1 The Star and Boys’ A § Dept., Y. M. C. A. WA, Boys 10 to 18 years old offartd \\ Ijß free lessons daily—-April 1 to 7 \\ ] /VW s>nrf /Ait application to Y. M. C. A. \\ f / Boyj* Building , 1732 G Street If 2 To Enroll for Claaaot •* jj ADDRESS JJ 7 jj Parent’s Signature ' * (Required. i « £immim»mmiiitiiitiimsmsum—sssssmsi—saaasa——sb———asl UNION BUS DEPOT PLAN IS OFFERED Structure to Replace Old Hudson Hotel Is Suggest ed for Terminal. An offer to provide ample for the proposed union motor bus ter minal in a new business building plan ned for the site of the old Hudson Hot«l. 1329-1331 H street, was made to the Public Utilities Commission today bv Dewey St Co , Inc., with offices In the Southern Building. The firm pointed out in a letter to the commission that It would construct the new building with provisions for the bus terminal if given assurance that all or a greater part of the busses en gaged In interstate transportation would use It. The Commission also received from Maj. Gen. Anton Stephan, commander | of the District militia, a promise to con ! slder the use of the upper floors as an armory of any building that may be ! erected as a terminal for the 25 dlf i ferent Interstate bus lines operating Into and out of Waahington. Gen. Stephan explained that the militia has a certain sum which it may use to lease armory | quarters. Tufts Offers Aid. Both of these offers as well as a letter from Warner Tufts of the national motor bus division of the American Automobile Association, volunteering the services of its committee on schedules and information in the development of plans for a terminal, wctc considered by the Commission at its regular semi weekly meeting today. Tufts wrote to John W. Childress. | chairman of the commission, who has I for several years advocated the eetab i lishment of a union bus terminal, cen i trally located, in order to eliminate the : is different sidewalk terminals of the interstate lines. "Though the national motor bus di vision is a trade association whose ac tivities are primarily concerned with the common interests of bus operators all over the country.” he said, "we never theless have been compelled through our location in Washington and our immediate connection with the Ameri can Automobile Association to provide information to travelers regarding bus departures, etc., from the city of Wash ington. Our work has been hampered not a little by the multiplicity of ter minal stands which these Intercity op erators have selected for the carrying on of their business. "The difficulties that the average traveler must encounter are very much more acute, simply because he is at so much greater a disadvantage by not having the source of information that, we have. This point, I notice, Is par ticularly stressed by you. It was the outstanding objection that those of us who were heartily interested in bus operation had to the multiple street, stand methods that were used in New York City prior to the police commis sioner’s requirement that the intercity busses there provide off-the-street ter minals for themselves ” Board sf Trade Acts. The commission will have an ally In Its effort to solve the bus terminal prob lem. The Washington Board of Trade announced today that its public utilities committee will consider this question at a luncheon meeting at the City Club Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock. Chairman Childress of the commission and Earl v. Fisher, Its executive secre tary. have been invited to explain the conditions created by the lack of termi nal facilities for the interstate busses. Jesse C. Adkins, past president of the District Bar Association and chalms n of the committee, will preside. MAYOR AND 2t POLICE DENY NONFEASANCE State Trooperi Keep Peaoe in New Jersey Town at Officers Are Arraigned. By the Assotisted Brest. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE. N. J.. March 28.—State troopers kept the peace in Ocean City yesterday while the mayor, Joseph O. Champion, and the city's entire police force. 2i in num ber. appeared In Quarter Sessions Court here to answer to Indictments charg ing nonfeasance, in having per mitted gambling, bootlegging and vice. They all pleaded not guilty. Ball of 11.000 for Mayor Champion. Chief of Police Howard Johnson and the 20 other police was furnished, and the men returned to Ocean City to re sume their duties. The accusations are an aftermath of the action of the Ocean City citirens' committee, which demanded the resig nation of the mayor two weeks ago. Counsel for the mayor said he had been Informed that civic enemies of that of ficial were on the grand jury which re turned the Indictments. PEARL NECKLACE IS LOST. $82,000 Rope of Oems Disappears In New York City. NEW YORK. March 28 OP).—Loss of a pearl necklace valued at 182,000 was reported yesterday by the company with which it was Insured. The necklace was lost by Mrs. Charles P. Ward of Newark. N. J.. in New York City laet Saturday afternoon while she was on the way from a hotel to a theater. A reward of 85,000 has been posted by the insurance company for its return. CUBA'S REVENUE GAINS. HAVANA. March 28 ment of the l'j per cent gross sales and imports tax in 1928 netted the Cuban government a revenue increase of more than 91,000,000, according to figures issued by the treasury depart ment yesterday. The tax has been in effect for several years, but was not rigidly enforced until early In 1928, a fact demonstrated by ite collection In crease, although gross sales and imports figures tumbled.