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ASSEMBLY 10 END SESSIONS TONIGHT Bills for Nearby Maryland Counties All Expected to Pass. BY WILLIAM J. WHEATLEY, Staff Correspondent of The Star. ANNAPOLIS. Md„ April I.—With a probability that all legislation affecting Montgomery and Prince Georges Coun ties will be passed through the final legislative grinding period today, the 1929 session of the General Assembly of Maryland will expire at midnight, to night by operation of law. Practical ly all of the legislation for the two counties adjacent to the District of Columbia, and part of both of which Is included in the greater Washington area, was designed to give these terri tories a city form of government and to provide for the development and improvement along city lines. The Montgomery County legislation has been marked by sharp differences between the delegations in the House and Senate, with the result that some of the bond issues intended to be provided for schools, roads and an im proved courthouse at Rockville, have been slashed in the Senate. They are expected back in the House late today, and it is probable that the House dele gation will move to accept the amend ed measures because they at least do provide some money. Several amend ments to town charters, the principal one of which was Takoma Park, have been approved. Important Measures Passed. In Prince Georges County there were * number of bills making it possible to set up new town governments in several built-up areas, provided there is ap proval by the registered voters at a ref erendum. Cottage City was provided with a new city set-up in its charter, so as to give officials complete control of its orderly development. Another meas ure provides for the control of road houses in the county by the county com missioners, while still another important measure authorizes the commissioners to regulate and control the location of cemeteries anywhere in the county. This measure was designed particularly to protect the metropolitan district. As to State-wide legislation, the House has passed and the Senate will act this afternoon on the repealer for the decla rations of intentions act. This would make it unnecessary for new residents of the State to appear and make affi davit one year before an election of their intention to become a resident of Maryland, but would only have to make an affidavit on registration day that they have lived the requisite time in the State. However, Prince Georges County because of its proximity to the District of Columbia and the rapid increase in its population by absorption of the over flow from the District, was specifically exempted from the measure as it passed the House. In Montgomery County, to take care of this problem, a law has been passed which authorizes the taking of a police census one year before each registration. Every one whose name ap pears on the police census books will automatically be allowed to register. Road Bond Bill Approved. The Legislature passed the governor's $4,000,000 road bond bill, designed to provide funds for a gigantic road-build ing program, out of which Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties will get an indirect benefit. The measure provides for a cut-off road at Laurel to bring traffic into Washington byway of Sixteenth street, over the Columbia Pike to White Oak, and the Colesville road to Sligo. The other road will be a cut-off at Hyattsville, opening Rhode Island avenue direct to that town. The Senate this afternoon is discuss ing the bill providing for the placing in each county seat of a deputy clerk of the commissioner of motor vehicles, so that residents of each county may transact their routine automobile licens ing business in those places, rather than going to Baltimore, as is now required. The bill originally was introduced by Speaker E. Brooke Lee of Silver Spring, and provided for four substations in the State, one of them at Silver Spring. It was opposed by the commissioner of motor vehicles, who desired to keep the system as at present, but the measure was amended in the House ways and means committee to make a substation in each county seat, and this was passed by the House by a substantial majority. There is understood to be some opposition in the Senate. Four-Year-Term Legislature. This is the first Legislature of the State to be elected for a four-year term. This was the second session of the four year term, and before another session is held, unless the governor should find it necessary to call it into extraordinary cession, there will be an election. The Legislature meets biennially for 90 days. During the current session the gov ernor recommended and the Legislature approved a tax reduction to a flat 25 cents for the next, two years, said to fc# the lowest State tax rate since 1912. Sjhis was in the face of the road-build ing . program, which is to be financed largely out of inheritance taxes col 4«cted by the Federal Government in the State. The Federal law permits a State to take 80 per cent of the Fed eral inheritance taxes, upon affirmative action by the Legislature. This action WM taken at the present session. COAST GUARD ON DUTY IN FIELD OF ICEBERGS I ' •Cutter Takes Up Annual Work of Ridding Shipping Lanes of Lurking Menace. the Associated Press. BOSTON, April I.—With the sailing of the cutter Tampa today the Coast Guard took up its annual humanitarian task of safeguarding the North Atlantic shipping lanes against the lurking men ace of icebergs. It will be the duty of the Tampa and the cutter Modoc, which will leave Boston April 15, to chart the great white bergs which come floating down from the Greenland ice cap and to warn shipping by radio against their presence. The ice patrol was established at a conference of maritime nations after the Titanic disaster in April of 1912, when 1,500 persons lost their lives. To the United States fell the task of maintain ing the patrol, but the expenses are assessed on 14 nations proportionately as to tonnage sailing beneath their flags. The unusually mild Winter has led members of the patrol to expect fewer bergs this season than in recent years. PARK POLICE* HANDLE LARGE EASTER CROWD With satisfaction, officials of the U. S. park police force today viewed the work in handling the largest crowd of ' pedestrians and automobiles in Potomac Park yesterday that ever came to see the cherry blossoms. Although 25.000 automobiles crossed Inlet Bridge in Potomac Park between 9 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. yesterday and 25,- 000 persons walked around the Tidal Basin to view the cherry blossoms, Capt. p. j. Carroll said today there were no accidents and no arrests. On Fourteenth street, on Outlet Bridge, Capt. Carroll said 100,000 auto mobiles were counted by park police. This included traffic bound for Virginia. These figures far exceed all other rec- JUiM. I /Suburban news:' Intoxicated Man Prefers Prison Cell To Facing the Wrath of His Irate Wife Entering the ninth precinct station last night, Lincoln Taliaferro of Hyatts ville, Md.. requested he be confined to a cell for the night, as he did not wish to go home. Questioned by police, Taliaferro de clared: “I have been drinking and I would rather face the disapproval of police than the wrath of my irate wife.” AIR TRAVEL IS CHEAPER. Northwest Airways Reduces Fare orwLine to Minneapolis. CHICAGO, April 1 UP). —Airplane travel is getting cheaper. Drastic reduction of fare fOn its line between Chicago and Minneapolis was announced today by the Northwest Air ways, Inc. One-way passage between Chicago and the Twin Cities now costs S3O. The former fare was $45. At the same time the company placed in effect a round-trip rate of SSO, with a 30-day stop-over privilege. ALEXANDRIA. ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 1 (Special). —Alexandria police made 333 arrests during March, according to the monthly report submitted to City Manager Paul Morton by Police Capt. W. W. Camp bell today. Arrests for drunkenness led with 69, while arrests for other viola tions were as follows: Traffic laws. 54: prohibition law, 28; unlicensed dogs, 24; disorderly conduct, 20; petty lar ceny. 16; minor assault, 14; disorderly conduct and fighting. 10; investigation, 10; non-support, 9; vagrancy, 8: adul tery, 7; operating automobile without permit, 5; reckless driving, 6; defraud, 5; gambling, 5; contempt of court, 4; operating automobiles without city license. 4; trespassing, 3; runaway boys, 3; abusive language. 3: felonious assault. 3: conducting disorderly house, 3; grand larceny, 3; operating automo bile while under the influence of Mquor, 3: carrying concealed weapons, 2; de stroying property, 1; deserter, 1; game law, 1; dope addict, 1; resisting arrest. 1; escaped convict, 1; hit-and-run, 1; seduction, 1; interfering with officer in duty, 1; indecent conduct, 1: murder, 1. During the past month articles valued at $1,128.60 were reported stolen, while goods valued at $1,322.50 were recovered, including SSOO for previous months, Three cases of garage and house break ing were reported, one of which was cleared up while 8 of the 19 reported petty larceny cases were solved. Five automobiles were reported stolen and each one was recovered by police while two other machines were recovered here for other jurisdictions. Thirty-two auto mobile accidents occurred here in which two persons were injured. Twenty-one of the cases were settled out of court. Three accidents occurred in territory just outside the city limits in which three persons were killed and two per sons injured. ' Elliot F. Hoffman, clerk of courts, 1 announced this morning that $1,749.90 was collected during March for fines [ imposed for drunkeness and violations of the prohibition law. ! Stanley Ayers, 19. of Accotink. Va., ’ was sentenced to serve three months in : jail, when arraigned in Polic.e Court 1 this morning before Judge William S. I snow following his arrest yesterday afternoon by Detective Sergt. Edgar Sims and Police Sergt. Charles Mc- Clary on a charge of gambling. On a previous arraignment Ayers had ’ been placed on probation by Judge [ Snow and it was the violation of the j probation that resulted in the imposi i tion of the jail sentence. Frank At ; well forfeited $25, on a charge of con . ducting a gambling house and gambling. ‘ while C. H Moore, 29, forfeiting S2O . for gambling. Ernest Grover, 25, was . fined $8 when he pleaded guilty to the same charge. The city council will meet Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the coun . cil chamber at City Hall. The annual banquet of the St. Mary’s Lyceum Club has been fixed for , April 17. Dr. A. M. Showalter, grand senior warden, and Judge J. A. Padgett, grand ; senior deacon, will make an official | visitation to Andrew Jackson Lodge of Masons, No. 120, on April 17 at the lodge's meeting in the Masonic lodge room. The annual meeting of the Alex andria Hospital board will be held to night at 8 o’clock in the Chamber of Commerce headquarters, at the George I Mason Hotel. A charity dance will be given by the Catholic Daughters of America tonight in the Lyceum Hall. Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Adams, wife of E. A. Adams of 808 Ninth street southwest, Washington, were held here today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Travers, 402 Prince street. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Richard G. Koontz of Trinity M. E. Church and burial was in the Bethel Cemetery. . > - ..... Chicago Parent-Teacher Association has indorsed the petition to the State Assembly to pass a driver's examina tion and licensing law. Cleanliness —Quality \ Arcade Market I Service—Economy m!,u Every dealer here has the benefit of this wonderful scientific equipment . Poultry When you buy from a stand in the Arcade Market Dairy Products you can know its merchandise is cared for under the most i scientific and hygienic conditions This Market is a model in construction, equipment and facility. Nowhere else do you find such spotless cleanliness; nowhere else are the Q ame table delicacies and commodities so temptingly displayed, _ , r A I with such assurance of quality. Baker] UOO f i It puts pleasure into marketing—for here you won’t <■ have to pick and choose with keen discrimination. You can trust what your dealer displays to be of the best quality, Fruits and in the best of condition—and rely also upon his per sonal interest in seeing that you get only satisfaction with Delicatessen what you buy from him and the price you pay for it. Arcade Market is a food center. A center for FINE FOODS and ECONOMY PRICES. The policy through v i. out the Market, with every dealer in it, is SERVICE and Vegetable, SAVING. You’ll enjoy both. Confectionery No matter where you live, it will pay to come to The Arcade. Park as long as you like in the Market’s private area. If you don’t want to come, phone—you’ll get exactly the same personal attention. Fish (Park Road Flower, Wing) Every Day Is Market Day at the Arcade 7 AM, to 6 PM, Saturday Until 9 PM, Entrances From Fourteenth Street and From Park Road I i THE EVENING STAR', 1 tVASHINGTON, D'. C;,~ MONDAY,'' APRIL T, 1929.’ He was locked up on a charge of in toxication. Arraigned in Police Court today, Tali aferro admitted his guilt. Judge Isaac R. Hitt, when informed that the man had asked that he be given police pro tection. declared, "I think he showed good judgment,” and suspended exe cution of a $lO fine. ZONING FUND DRIVE RECEIVES IMPETUS Harmonious Program Is Reached for Work in Arlington County. BY LESTER N. INSKEEP. Staff Correspondence ot The Star. CLARENDON, Va., April I.—The board of county supervisors and the zoning committee of the Arlington County Chamber of Commerce having met and found to be in complete ac cord as to the method of procedure in the zoning of the county, following the revamping of the zoning commission Saturday, the chamber will this week start a concerted drive for the balance of its share of the funds with which to do the work. Prior to Saturday's meeting the spe cial committee of 50 members of the chamber who w’ere selected to make the drive had made only a general effort to raise the funds, it being the concensus of opinion that there should be some assurance that the trade body and county governing body would work in harmony before the money was pro vided. Another to Be Named. At the regular board meeting on Saturday, when the resignations of a number of the members of the zoning commission w f ere received, a resolution was passed whereby the entire member ship of the board was ordered vacated. Two of the members, Fred A. Gosnell and A. J. Webb, were then reappointed, Robert H. Forman and J. E. Spaulding being appointed to take the places of two of the resigning members. Chair man Edward Duncan of Jefferson dis trict is yet to name the other mem ber from his district. The Board of Supervisors is heartily in accord with the zoning committee of the Chamber of Commerce, headed by Ashton C. Jones, that the practical way to accomplish the efficient zoning of the county is to employ the services of a practical zoning engineer to carry out the details of the work, and the two bodies have agreed to work in unison in the selection of the right man for the work. P. P. Woodbridge, secretary of the chamber, today expressed elation at the progress made Saturday and announced that the chamber will now' immediately proceed with the task of raising the balance of its share of the SIO,OOO fund. It is expected that definite plans will be completed at the regular bi weekly board meeting, which is to be held on Thursday. $4,000 Already in Hand. The chamber already has nearly $4,000 in cash and pledges, but is desir ous that the balance of the money shall be raised among the residents of the county. Most of the money already subscribed has been provided by the real estate and other business interests, but it is felt that a more general inter est in the zoning problem may be ob tained if the balance of the funds i* subscribed in small amounts throughout the county. A number of civic organi zations have already pledged themselves to raise a portion of the money through public subscription. Since there is one member yet to be selected, the first meeting of the new zoning commission has not yet been called. It is expected that A. J. Webb will remain as secretary of the commis sion, but it will be necessary to appoint a new chairman. - ■ •• - TESTS WELDED STEEL. PITTSBURGH UP). —A process of tir ing out steel until it breaks has been devised here to test the structural safety of welding. The apparatus, made by Dr. J. M. Lessells, Westinghouse research engi neer, bends a steel shaft 20 times a second until it breaks. It records the number of shimmies and stops auto matically when the break occurs. By its tests, standards have been estab lished for comparing virgin steel with the w'elded article. Virgin steel. Dr. Lessells finds, tends to weary after long strain. A bar that stands a load tension of 60,000 pounds a square inch when new', may break finally under a load of but 25,000. An interesting discovery Is that if the bars tested stand up under 2,000.000 to 3,000,000 bendings, they have apparent ly limitless endurance. BOY, 12, KIDNAPED BY MEN IN AUTO ! Virginia Police Trailing North • " Carolina Car to Find Lad. By the Associated Press. PETERSBURG, Ya., April I.—Police | were trailing today a car with a North (Carolina license number in search for Robert Cecil Powell, 12. who was kid naped by four men in an automobile while he was playing in front of his home here yesterday. ! Police say the parents of the missing boy are separated and the boy’s mother returned to their home here last Sat urday after a trip to North Carolina. ROCKVILLE. ROCKVILLE, Md., April 1 (Special). —After recessing since Thursday, the ; Circuit Court for the county will resume activities here tomorrow with continua : tion of trial of criminal cases. Hubert Cooper, young Negro resident of the Bethesda neighborhood, is sched uled to go on trial tomorrow on an in aictmem charging him with the mur der of Stephen McCracken, also colored, near Bethesda, November 10, and the case of Arthur S. Beall, young Takoma Park volunteer fireman, under indict ment for the malicious burning several weeks ago of an unoccupied dwelling at the corner of Maple and Tulip avenues, Takoma Park,belonging to George Mc- Carty of Washington, has been set for Wednesday. It is charged against Cooper that he fatally cut McCracken with a penknife while the two were engaged in a fight. Miss Anne Hayes, 22, of Lexington, Va„ and Raymond W. Glaves. 25, of Washington, were married in Rockville Saturday night by Rev. S. J. Goode of the Christian Church, at the home of the minister. A license has been issued here for the marriage of Henry M. Simoifc, 22, and Miss Anna V. Jeter, 22, both of Wash ington. Not being in court when his case was called for trial. Wesley Griffith, chargeu With automobile violations, forfeited his collateral of $12.50, so Judge Samuel Riggs ordered. The April meeting of the Cabin John Park Citizens’ Association will be held in the school auditorium this evening. Committee reports will be submitted, there will be a discussion of citizenship and refreshments will be served. Dr. George E. Lewis, county super visor of school property, has given no tice that the Oakdale Public School Building, at Oakdale, will be sold at public auction at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The old public school building at Gar rett Park was Saturday afternoon sold at public auction to Richard H. Akers of Garrett Park, subject, however, to confirmation by the County Board of Education. His bid was $635. The old public school property at Somerset was also offered for sale at public auction Saturday. There were no bidders, however, and the building will be disposed of at private sale. Because of unpaid town taxes ior the fiscal year which began July 1 last. Welles Meriam. clerk and treasurer of Kensington, will offer five pieces of Kensington real estate for sale at public auction in the Kensington Armory Building at 5:45 o'clock on Saturday, April 20. The taxes due and costs ag gregate $81.23. At the annual meeting here Saturday afternoon of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau Supply Co.. Josiah W. Jones and G. Rust Canby were re elected directors. The holdover direc tors are Chester Clagett. Walter M. Magruder and L. B. Armstrong. The meeting considered various mat ters in which the organization is inter ested. prominent among them being the establishment of a truck service to haul supplies to the members, and they were referred to the board of directors for further attention. At the April meeting of the board of j directors, officers will be chosen. t The annual banquet of the Ladies Bowling League of Silver Spring, which | will mark the end of the bowling sea- | son. will, it has been announced, be held tomorrow evening. Mrs. Lauman . Faulconer, president, heads the com- ! mittee in charge. The teams composing j the league are the American Legion j Auxiliary, Women’s Improvement As- i sociation. Eastern Star and Catholic : Daughters. . Funeral services for Mrs. Bennie L. j Davis, wife of Roy E. Davis, who died , at her home at Halpine. aged 32 yens, j were held yesterday afternoon in the Rockville Methodist Church, the pastor. Rev. Frank Tyler, officiating. Burial was in Rockville Union Cemetery. Mrs. Davis, who was formerly a Miss Sessions ; of Virginia, had been ill ten days of pneumonia. - • Fordham offers a course in teaching to teachers of home-making. Wins Trip to Europe K. ■ MISS SUSANNA EDMONSTON Os Montgomery, Ala., a student at Ran dolph Macon College, who won the com petition of Ihe Carnegie Endowment for , International Peace to choose American students to attend the conference of British and American students at Ox ford University, in July. ELECTION CONTEST HEARING ON TODAY John Philip Hill Has Sum moned Secretary of War as Witness. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, April I.—Heading a list of witnesses summoned to appear today to give testimony in the contested election case between John Philip Hill and Vincent L. Palmlsano is the Secre tary of War, from Washington. The witnesses have been subpoenaed by Col. Hill, who will take the first three days of the week in which to give his rebuttal to his opponent. It is ex pected that representatives from the War Department will appear for James J. Good, the Secretary. Today, tomorrow and Wednesday are the last days in which Mr. Hill may enter evidence Into the record, which is sent to the House of Representatives as evidence of the frauds which Mr. Hill charges were committed in the last election. The case will come up before the House during the special session called for April 15, If plans made by Mr. Hill are successful. -* • Guest of Advertising Club. Norman Lombard, executive vice pres ident of the Stable Money Association, will be the guest of honor and speaker at the Washington Advertising Club luncheon tomorrow at 12:30 p.m., in the ballroom of the National Press Club. Mr. Lombard will speak on “How the Rise and Fall of Money Affects the Bus iness Man.” -- ■ • —■ ■ ■ Cavalry Officer Retired. Capt. Thomas K. Petty, U. S. Cavalry, in San Antonio, Tex., on leave of ab sence. has been placed on the Army retired list on account of disability incident to the service. He is from Texas and served in the Spanish War as. a volunteer and in the Wordl W'ar as a captain of Engineers, National Army. He was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Regular Cavalry in ; July, 1920, and promoted to a captaincy j a few days later. 11 The “NATIONAL’S” Spring Sale of 9 [ At Bargain Prices and on Terms So j | Liberal As to Appeal to Every One!! j | Axminsters VELVETS j j Axminster V.'L ' s7l-75 9 | Rug LIXJ Rugs j ! SUMMER RUGS j i f^ a £ *lls2 $-1.00 I SX* «10i D^ivers Cfrdffia, ( 3£ j I FibeHFuigs *7M Any Rug R ° g . } 4M j >I™EI Ut! tapestry RUGS n™s“n j J' 9x12 Tapestry Rug. $11.75 JSftJ-— 4 1 h -jq , I 8.3x10.6 Tapestry Rug $10.95 N| 39C yd. \ 6x9 Tapestry Rug $6.95 *>9C » I National Furniture Co., 7th & H Sts. N.W. I FEDERAL RESERVE GOVERNORS MEET Executives to Hold Three-Day Session to Discuss Admin istration Policy. By the Associated Press. Governors of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks opened their semi-annual three day session here today to discuss ad ministrative features of their own op erations. When they went into session, it was said, no arrangements had been made for a Joint meeting of the governors and the Federal Reserve Board and none would be held unless requested by the governor. Prior to the meet ing, presided over oy J. U. Calkins, gov ernor of the San Francisco bank, sev eral of the visitors were in conference with Roy A. Young, governor of the Federal Reserve Board. The Reserve Board, which has held , daily sessions for the last six months, some of them attended by Secretary r Mellon, ex-offlelo member of the board, expected to hold its usual session dur ing the day. The governors present were W. P. G. Harding, Boston: George L. Harrison, New York; George W. Mor ris, Philadelphia; E. R. Fancher, Cleve land; George J. Seay, Richmond; Eu gene R. Black. Atlanta; J. B. McDougal, Chicago; William McC. Martin, St. Louis; W. B. Geery, Minneapolis; C. A. Worthington, deputy governor, Kan sas City; Lynn P. Talley, Dallas, and J. U. Calkins, San Francisco. ————————• FRENCH STEAMSHIP LIMPS INTO PORT Ceylan lists Heavily Following Collision With British Vessel. Passengers Are Transferred. By the Associated Press. BORDEAUX, France, April I.—The French steamship Ceylan was listing heavily as it approached this port to day after collision yesterday in the Bav of Biscay with the British steamer Clodaold. Wireless messages from the vessel said the principal damage was above the water line and that the ship was in no danger of sinking. Passengers of the ship went aboard the steamship Commandant Gamas of the Gironde Pilot Service, bound for Le Rochelle, where ambulances had been asked to meet the ship. There were few details of the ac cident. The Clodoald sustained little or no damage and stood by while pas sengers and crew of the Ceylan took to their boats. They later returned to their own ship before transfer to the Commandante Gamas, while the Clo doald took the Celyan in tow for the mouth of the Gironde River. Four tugs, two of which pumped water from the hold, assisted. Wireless messages indicated none of the passengers of the Ceylan was hurt, but one of the seamen was injured in the collision, which occurred in a dense fog. STIMSON’S NEW AIDE. Secretary Stimson now has a mili tary aide as part of his official estab lishment. That duty, at his request. I has been assigned to Capt. Eugene A. Regnier. United States Cavalry, who served him in a similar capacity dur ing his service as governor general of the Philippines and accompanied him to this city from Manila. The Secre tary explained this morning that the assignment was temporary and was designed merely to have Capt. Reigner's assistance in the completion of his final report as governor of the Philip ; pines, and to assist him in affairs for 1 the relief of the sufferers from the re cent cyclones in the islands. SUBURBAN NEWS/ Queen of the May ' jnßSgEgfyßHKi JBBBB&it, vw ttK&E&Bkmk a—. MISS VIRGINIA SNIDER Os Pulaski. Va., who will preside over a court of beauty in celebration of the Spring holiday at the Virginia Teachers' College, at Radford. SPONSORS TO RUSH ACTION IN SENATE Reapportionment Advocates Also Plan Early Consid eration of Bill. By the Associated Press. As the opening of the special session of Congress draws nearer, plans are proceeding for introduction on the opening day of bills to provide for the next decennial census and reapportion ment of the House of Representatives, based on the enumeration. Both bills will be started on their way in the Senate. The census measure, which will be substantially the same as that which passed the House in the last session, but failed of action in the Senate, will be introduced by Senator Jones, Republican; of Washington, chairman of the commerce committee. The reapportionment bill will be offered by Senator Vandenberg. Republican, of Michigan, who sponsored it in the last session and agreed to postpone action after the measure became Involved in a legislative jam. Chairman Jones expects to call his committee together a few days before Congress convenes to discuss the census bill and to agree on its main features. The House measure fixed November 1 as the date for the taking of the 1930 enumeration, but Jones favors May 1, next year, believing that more accurate information may thereby be obtained in rural districts, while the* weather is good. The Commerce and Agriculture Departments, however, favor the earlier | date. PLANT ASIATICTREES. I European Chestnut Seedlings to i Get Blight Test in Arnold Valley, LYNCHBURG. Va.. April 1 (Special). . —Thiiteen hundred seedling Asiatic chestnut trees have been planted by Federal forest attaches in the Arnolds Valley section of the Natural Bridge Forest, This is a test to find a tree which will stand the ravage of the blight, which ! has practically denuded the mounj&ins j of the native chestnut. There are 17.330 full-time students at University of California. I CIVIL WAR« MAY BE REVEALED ; Mr. pyh Butler Mansion, Pictured in Tradition as Treasure House, to Be Razed. The official records of the health of the American people are being moved today—and it is possible that the trans fer may lead to discovery of long hidden spoils of the Civil War. Headquarters of the United States Public Health Service, quartered since 1891 in a four-story mansion built by Gen. Ben Butler, are being moved to one of the temporary buila.. t erected during the World War, so that the old structure may be razed to make way for an addition to the House Office Building. The old gray mansion will be turned over to a wrecking crew as soon as the records and furnishings are removed, , and the stones will be sold at auction. , According to tradition, Gen. Butler . stored in the house —in its nooks and corners, and perhaps in secret apertures in the walls and foundations —spoils his soldiers gathered in the South during the Civil War. The most persistent legendary contention is that valuable silver lies hidden in the old house. Gen. Butler had it constructed during the 70s, and occupied it many years, i Two years after it was designated as the Public Health headquarters—in 1893—Surg. Gen. Cummlng was exam ined there and commissioned an officer of the service. Virtually every officer since commissioned has been examined in the same building, and from 1891 to 1901, the hygenic labora tory which now has its own buildings, was allotted the top floor. David Lynn, supervising architect of the Capitol, expects construction of the new House Office Annex to begin this Summer. This can be done, how ever, only if the two hotels now stand ing on part of the site can be'acquired without condemnation proceedings. Be sides these buildings, another, now the •headquarters of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, must be razed to clear the site, —————— DAWES AND PARTY REACH SAN JUAN, PORTD RICO Budget Experts En Boute to Santo Domingo for Study of Do minican Problems. ! By the Associated Press. SAN JUAN, Porto Rico. April I. Gen. Charles G. Dawes, former Vice President, arrived here this morning en route for Santo Domingo, with his com mittee of prominent American financiers and budget experts, who will make a study of Santo Domingo’s finances at the invitation of President Vasquez. Gen. Dawes visited Gov. Towner and later went to El Morro to review the 65th Infantry, which today celebrated its twenty-ninth anniversary. The Dawes -party of 20 experts is due at Santo Domingo tomorrow. The exact nature and duration of its work have not been defined. Gen. Daw-es is sued a statement before leaving New York declaring that his visit was "to make recommendations for the institu tion of a budget system.’,’ He added that his work would have nothing to do with the internal or foreign policy of the Dominican Republic. Bomb Found in Prince’s Train. I SECUNDERABAD. Hyderabad, In dia. April 1 (A I ). —Police are investi gating the mystery of a bomb report ed to have been found in a carriage of a special train aboard which the Nizam of Hyderabad was traveling to Mysore for a short visit. The Nizam I is the richest prince In India and rules j aver the chief Mohammedan states. I— .. „ % Nearly $1,000,000 worth of breaded bags were shipped from France to this I country in the past 12 months.