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Fuel Excavated From Snow
as Sun Sinks Lower
on Horizon.
Br lUdto to Tht Bt«r and New York Time*.
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
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
for publication reserved throuthout the <
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
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.
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.
By the United States Marine Band
Orchestra tomorrow at 3 pm., audi
torium. Marine Barracks; Taylor Bran
son. leader; Arthur 8. Wltcomb, second
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
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.
Los Angeles Cruising Along
Jersey Coast Wirelesses
“Nothing Sighted.”
By tha Associated Press.
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.
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
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
(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
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.
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
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.
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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
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.)
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
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.
: 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
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
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
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
Murder of New York Prisoner la
Florida Camp la Being
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
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.
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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,
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
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.
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
"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."
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
“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-
"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
"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."
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
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.
150 Recipients on List at Second
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
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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.
Probe Being Made to Deter
mine Law Enforcement
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
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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.
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
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
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, „ !
Approved as Means of Safety
for Boys Enjoying Water
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.
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.
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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 Parent’s Signature '
* (Required. i «
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.
State Trooperi Keep Peaoe in New
Jersey Town at Officers
Are Arraigned.
By the Assotisted Brest.
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.
$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.
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.

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