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(ts M. 'V#«th»r Bureau Forera.t ) Increasing cloudiness and warmer to night. followed by showers or thunder storms tomorrow: slightly warmer to morrow. Temperatures: Highest, 64. at 6 n m. yesterday: lowest. 42. at 6 a.m. today. Pull report on page 9. ClosingN. Y.Markets, Pages Hand 15 X’ non Kntered as second class matter O. jijVWJ. post office, Washington, I). C. BRITAIN BACKS 11. S. ON REAL SLASH IN NAVAL ARMAMENTS Chamberlain Says Limitation Is Not Enough, in Address to Commons. CLASSIFYING OF SHIPS CALLED MAIN PROBLEM Cordial Tone of American Pro posals at Geneva Especially Noted by Minister. By the Associated Press. LONDON, April 24.—Sir Austen Chamberlain, British foreign secretary, told the House of Commons today that the British government shared fully the hopes and wishes of the United States Government on disarmament as set forth in Ambassador Gibson's speech at Geneva on Monday. “The government desires me to take this opportunity to express its warm appreciation of the cordial conciliatory spirit shown by the American delegates and give assurances on its behalf that in the same spirit and with the most earnest wish to reach a complete un derstanding, it will consider the Amer ican suggestions,’’ declared Sir Austen. Cabinet Action Likely. Today's cabinet meeting was under stood to have discussed the new and hopeful position regarding the problem of naval disarmament created by the Geneva speech of Ambassador Gibson. It is believed probable that instruc tions will be sent to Lord Cushendun, British delegate, at the preparatory dis armament conference. Sir Austen made his statement in answer to a question by Comdr. Jo seph Kenworthy, Laborite, whether Ambassador Gibson’s speech had been called to his attention and what re sponse his majesty's government pro posed. Actual Reduction Sought. “As was at once stated by my noble friend Lord Cushendun,” began Sir Austen, “his majesty's government shares to the full the hopes and wishes of the Government of the United States as therein set forth. His majesty's government, equally with the govern ment of the United States, desire net merely a limitation, but a reduction of naval armaments. “They have indeed themselves made proposals for such a general reduction 1 and that the reduction should be ap plied to every class of war vessel. As between ourselves and the United States, such difference as has hitherto existed has not been concerned with these great principles, nor with the * relative strength of our respective ; navies, but with determination of the categories into which ships of war should be divided. ] Notes New- Offer. “On this point his majesty’s gov-! j ernment has noted with much interest 1 the new criteria suggested by Mr. Gib- j > son. They attach great importance to the possibilities opened by the greater | j elasticity given by his suggestion to tne ; - adjustment of the agreed naval strength | i to the different circumstances of the two powers.” , , ‘ The foreign secretary then closed with the government's expression of ap- i preciation and the assurance that the i American suggestions would be consid ered with the same spirit and with ■ the earnest wish for complete under- i standing. Kenworthy Is Critical. I Sir Austen was asked by Comdr. Ken worthy if he were aware that there was | nothing definite in his admirably ex pressed answer to his acceptance of the American proposal. Comdr. Kenworthy < wanted to know if this offer would be treated differently from “the very sim ilar offer” made last September in a note from American Ambassador Hough- to “i do not understand the motive of the honorable gentleman in endeavor- 1 ing to diminish the effect of the sub- < stantial import of the statement I have < just made,” Sir Auten replied I Comdr. Kenworthy answered that it 1 was exactly on this proposal of cate- 1 gories that agreement failed of success < at Geneva in 1927. “My motive is to j see that we make no further blunders of that kind,” he added. i DOCTOR AND GIRL DIE i AS FLAMES RAZE HOME ' ( Former Kentucky State Senator ] and 12-Year-Old Patient- ] Burned to Death. ( By the Associated Press. NICHOLASVILLE, Ky„ April 24. Dr. John Thomas Welch, 70, former State Senator, and Katherine Wolf. 12 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wolf, lost their lives in a fire i that destroyed the physician’s home early this morning. The fire, which was of undetermined origin, was discovered by a 14-year-old daughter of Raymond Rose, who es caped from the building and turned in an alarm. Dr. Welch was treating other chil dren in the Wolf family for scarlet fever and.had taken Katherine to his own home to prevent her from con tracting it. The other child had accom panied her. . ~ When firemen arrived. Dr. Welch s body was plainly visible through an open front door, but it was 20 minutes before they were able to reach it. It is thought the doctor was out on a call when the fire started and entered his borne bv an effort to rescue the chil dren. The body of the child was found in bed. Ml ~ • Man Who Slipped and Claimed Away Will Slip in Cell for 6 Months' Stay 87 the Associated Press. CHICAGO, April 24.—The business of "fairing down and going boom” has gone blooey for William Hoke, colored. William had a pretty good racket pretty good for William. It consisted of slipping on a banana peel in front of or inside some prosperous business place, and then simulating great pain. Subsequently he would threaten all sorts of law suits and eventually would settle for sums ranging from SSO to SBSO. 4ttofg]&er« .WUliarn.told Judge How- CY | Breaks Air Record I __ ELINOR SMITH. GIRL FLYERBREAKS ENDURANCERECORD Elinor Smith Passes Twenty fourth Hour and Is Still Continuing in Air. By the Associated Press. ROOSEVELT FIELD. N. Y.. April 24.—Elinor Smith landed at 2:02:16 p.m. today with a new woman’s solo endurance flight record to her credit. She took off at 11:40:44 a.m. yes terday. By the Associated Press. ROOSEVELT FIELD, N. Y„ April J 24.—At 11:40:44 a.m. today Elinor Smith, Long Island flying flapper, com pleted a full day in the air, the first time a woman solo flyer ever accom plished such a feat. Three minutes and twelve seconds after completing her 24 hours aloft Miss Smith had added two hours to the pre vious woman’s solo endurance flight record, and kept on flying. Earlier this morning she dropped a note saying that her stabilizer had gone “hayw'ire” and that she was clinging to the control stick ’ with both arms. This difficulty apparently corrected it self, however, as when photographers flew alongside her shortly before noon she blew them kisses with both hands and seemed to be having no trouble at all. Flyers at the field had not heard any spluttering of her engine at noon in- ! dicating that she had not switched | from her main tanks to the five-gallon ! reserve supply of fuel. If this was true, j they estimated that Miss Smith might stay up for a total of as much as 30 I hours. MISSISSIPPI SHIP CAPTAIN, FIGURE IN TRAGEDY, DIES Owner and Skipper of Sea Wing, Wrecked in 1890, Suc • cumbs at 74. By the Associated Press. PRESCOTT. Wis.. April 24—Capt. David Weathem, 74, owner and skipper of the river steamer Sea Wing and the central figure in one of the greatest ■■agedies on the upper Mississippi River, Is dead, 39 years after his first steam boat, the Sea Wing, capsized and found ered in a terrific storm on Lake Pepin in 1890, with loss of 97 lives. Both blamed and praised for his part in the tragedy, Capt. Weathern lost his pilot's license as a result of the disaster, but later he was granted a new one. He subsequently built and operated several other vessels, including a new Sea Wing. His wife and one son were among the victims, and Weathem himself was caught beneath the overturned steamer. He reached the surface by breaking a window and was picked up with other survivors, along with his son, Roy, who was thrown clear when the craft rolled over. LOCK OF HAIR IS HELD AS CLUE IN DEATH PROBE Los Angeles Authorities Seek to Establish Identity of Young Woman Found in River. By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, April 24.—Working on two new leads, police today renewed their efforts to solve the identity of the young voman whose torso was fished from the Los Angeles River three weeks i ago. A lock of hair, sent here by Mrs. I Herman Timm of Fiandreau, S. Dak., mother of Miss Erma Timm, 21, who disappeared from her home last August, was held for comparison with charac teristics of the torso. It was learned that Miss Timm had lived here. Police also were seeking to locate Mrs. Ruth Fleming of Riverside, Calif., who has been missing for several months. ard Hayes, he slipped on about 45 ba nana peels and thereby peeled cash from others folks’ bankrolls. Slipping on banana peels, however, is a young man’s game. William, now 71 years old, realized it too late. He "saw down and go boom” in a station of the Shore Line Motor Coach Co. and when he started talking damage suit they had him arrested. Judge Hayes could not resist men tioning that banana peels had finally been Hoke's downfall, and he sent him to jail lor six tenths. ‘ . 4 y J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1929-FORTY PAGES. * 20 ARE MAROONED AS LEVEE CRASHES AT SOUTH QUINCY %each in Dyke Widens From 66 Feet to 100 Within Few Hours. RESCUE BOAT IS SENT TO SPOT FROM KEOKUK Barrier, Weakened by Rain, Crum bles Despite Slow Fall of the Mississippi River. By the Associated Press. QUINCY, 111., April 24.—Twenty per sons were marooned on the levee along the South Quincy Gardens today by a new breach in the which occurred at 7 a.m., widened from 66 feet to 100 feet before noon. A steel-bottom boat was sent from Keokuk to the rescue. Water from the Mississippi River was pouring in fast and the entire South Quincy Gardens district was expected to be under water before night. The 200 residents of the district were warned immediately after the break and most of them vacated their homes at once. The 20 marooned on the levee i were unable to beat the onrushing i waters. The river fell six-tenths of a foot between the time of the break and noon. Guardsmen Patrol District. At noon the water was lapping about 30 homes constructed last Fall and valued at approximately $150,000. The inundation covered 5,000 acres. National Guardsmen patrolled the dis trict and allowed none to enter without a pass. Red Cross officials also were on the scene with tents to house homeless families. The d: ke gave way despite the gradual recession of the Mississippi flood, which had dropped six-tenths of a foot over night. Several weak spots had developed yesterday along the levee extending south of Quincy for 5 miles to Marble head. and one of them, undermined further by today’s steady rain, crumbled. $300,000 Is Added to Loss. Residents of South Quincy Gardens had prepared to abandon their homes and no loss of life or live stock was anticipated as the waters spread over the valuable garden tracts. The flood I will cost farmers probably another ] $300,000, the estimated value of the onion crop, part of which was already in the ground. In .the Lima Lake district, 10 miles north, and the Gregory district, north of- Canton, Mo., the levees seemed in better condition than In the South Quincy district, but there was no ques. tion that they were In danger. It was only a matter of inches from the river level to the crown of the dike in some places in the Lima Lake section. 20,006 Acres Flooded. The Indian Graves district of 20,000 acres is completely covered with water. Water reaches to the second stories of some homes and almost covering others. Roofs protruding here and there tell where a barn or machine building stands. If the levees hold in some 1 places it will be too late to plant crops by the time the danger is passed. IMPRISONEDROMEO ; RESCUED BY POLICE Officers Save Wooer Held Captive Three Days, Then Disclaim Role of Solomon. By the Associated Press. MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 24.—An arrant Romeo, whose sweetheart at tempted suicide when his love turned cold, today was safe after being rescued by police from the girl’s home, where he had been held captive for three days. Police Interference came as friends of Carl Puccinelli, 22, were gathering for an assault on the stronghold where he was held after the rescue. Hostili ties were transferred to the police sta tion, where opposing factions tried to indulge in a free-for-all fight. Pucci nelli, police learned, had courted Miss Regina Jacubowski, 23, for three years. Last week the girl took poison in an attempt to end her life, an act at tributed by relatives to Carl’s waning ardor. Sunday Regina’s brothers cap tured Carl and held him at her home in an attempt to make him change his mind. Last night Carl’s friends attempted a rescue. The police arrived. At the station everybody talked at once. Then all fought at once. The captain of police finally ejected them. “See the district attorney,” he ad vised. “See the mayor—see anybody, but just remember I ain’t no Solo mon.” NEW WARSHIP LAUNCHED. France’s Latest Cruiser, the Foch, Has 33-Knot Speed. BREST, France, April 24 (-4 s ).— France's newest warship, Foch, was launched today. She is a 80,000-horsepower, 10,000-ton cruiser, 615 feet long, with a 64-foot | beam and a speed of 33 knots. The vessel will carry two seaplanes i with a catapult and have armament consisting of eight 203-mtllimeter guns in four revolving turrets, 16 anti-air craft guns and six torpedo tubes. 29 MORE ARE RESCUED. Toyo Kuni Maru Survivors Saved. Eighty-nine Still Missing. TOKYO, April 24 UP). —Twenty-nine more survivors of the sinking of the Toyo Kuni Maru yesterday off South ern Hokkaido were rescued today by vessels searching the section. Those still missing numbered 89. There were 209 aboard the vessel when it struck some rocks and went down. Bank Statements Washington clearing house, $3,845,- 058.74. Treasury balance, $247,015,944.43. New York clearing house exchange, $1,333,000,000. New York clearing house balance, $147,000,000, recomputed CURRY’S ELECTION HELD RAP AT SMITH Tammany Braves to Be Led by Avowed Opponent of Former Governor. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, April 24.—Selection of [ John F. Curry, an opponent of Alfred 1 E. Smith, as head of Tammany Hall was interpreted by newspapers today as marking the passing of the influence of | the former governor. The election of Curry, a district lead er, to succeed George W. Olvany, re signed, also was described as a victory for Mayor James J Walker, which has established him as the dominating in fluence in Tammany with his renomi nation assured. The New York Times said: “Mr. Curry’s election is believed to mark the passing of the influence of former Gov. Smith and the abandoning j of thought of further excursions into j national politics, the last of which end- j ed in the defeat of Mr. Smith for Pres- ; ident last Fall.” The World Bemoans Slap at AI. The World said: “At least, for the moment, Al Smith has been repudiated by the organization whose reputation he furnished almost single-handedly. Mayor Walker rules the roost. And Tammany, suffering from a bad case of over-confidence, is about to see what it can do with out the service of ‘reformers,’ ‘inter lopers,’ ‘high-hatters’ and ‘outsiders.’ "If the Republican party gives us a man of real stature and demonstrated ability, we shall be glad to give him all the support we can muster In the next (mayoralty) election. No other course seems possible for the inde pendent press, confronted as it is by Tammany’s smug self-confidence, its repudiation of its own mast trusted son and its brazen willingness to over ride the interests of the erty.” The World has been urging Smith for mayor. The Times and the World supported Smith for President. His vote in New York County, Tammany's stronghold, was disappointing to his friends. Curry is credited by the papers with having been frank in his views against Smith in recent years. One paper says the governor refused to appoint him State superintendent of insurance. Curry Fought Olvany. The district leaders have rewarded their most valiant champion. Curry’s battle in 1925 to prevent the leadership passing into the hands of Olvany was one of “the fiercest in the history of Tammany Hall. In one of his letters he remarked: “Don’t waste time selecting as an other stopgap a man wro can qualify for membership in the K. K. K.” The reference to the Klan was based on rumors that Olvany, who Is a Roman Catholic, had a grandfather who had been an Irish Presbyterian. Beaten in his fight on Olvany, Curry accepted him, and so strong was his organization ailleglance that although he had been an active supporter of for mer Mayor Hylan, when Tammany Hall (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) GIRL, SENSELESS 1,800 HOURS, LIKE INFANT AS MIND AWAKENS Special Dispatch to The Star. LYNCHBURG, Va., April 24.—Like that of a 3-month-old Infant 12-year old Marjorie Dowdy’s mind is befjinning to awaken after 1.800 hours of uncon sciousness at Memorial Hospital as a re sult of an automobile accident which occurred February 8. And Marjorie is just learning agan that she can use her mind, according to Dr. Sam Wilson, specialist, in charge of the little school girl and junior church choir leader. “I do not care to predict when it will be,” said Dr. Wilson, "but I am certain that Marjorie will talk again very shortly. Her mind will return fully. I am sure of that.” "Righ now,” Dr. Wilson went on, "she studies her hands and waves them again and again. Her actions are sim ilar to those of a baby, but I believe the knowledge stored in her subcon scious mind will prevent the necessity of her having to learn everything she once knew over again. "Marjorie first held her right hand in front of her eyes and looked at it, much as some one would regard a stranger he had seen before aitd could not quite recognize,” Dr. Wilson said in describing her actions. "Then she found she could move her hand at the wrist. She waved it and now she does it constantly," he said. “Later she will recall other movements of the body she doesn’t remember now.” Dr. Wilson asked Marjorie a question And her Ups moved in response, The Liner Commander COMDR. E. GRIFFITHS. R. X. R„ of the Duchess of Atholl. DEATHSONUNER LAID TO MALARIA Insect Bites and Exposure on Inland Trip in Africa Given as Cause. By the Associated Press. CHERBOURG, France, April 24 The steamship Duchess of Atholl, home ward bound after a four-months’ world cruise, arrived at Cherbourg today sad dened by the deaths of four passengers, all Americans, who succombed aboard ship a little over three weeks ago. Malignant malaria, attributed to in sect bites during an overland trip in Africa, was held responsible for the deaths. Although some of the other pas sengers had suffered from the same fever, three of them severely, the whole ship's company was in good health when the liner called at Cherbourg, where 100 of her 293 passengers disem barked. Exciting Stories Told. Some of these had exciting stories to tell of being marooned without food and water, and all drenched to the skin for 18 hours in Krueger National Park, where their party was trapped by a sud den rise of two rivers. Three of the four passengers who died w'ere members of this overland party as were two of the three others who fell seriously ill. Some of those who escaped fever told of passing the night in the African park and of climbing trees in fear of roving animals. According to the ship’s commander, Capt. E. Griffiths, and Chief Surgeon E. W. Drury, the seven passengers who ran high fevers were infected in Africa on side trips to Krueger Park and Vic toria Falls. They re-embarked at Durban an (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) reply, if it was a reply, was Inaudible, but the doctor believes it foretells some- j thing that may develop in a week or | two—natural speech. Her look of in- j telligence when she is spoken to shows j that her brain is alert, the physician ! pointed out. Marjorie is being fed now, but refuses to accept milk, unless it is given through the nasal tube, which was used to feed her for weeks after the accident. She shows delight when beef broth and other foods are given her, but never has liked milk and shows it, even in her coma. i The accident occurred in Oakley ave- j nue the afternoon of February 8. Mar- I jorie stopped on her way home from ! West End School to visit a schoolmate, and whik playing darted out in the street in iront of a slowly moving car. She was picked up, apparently unhurt, save for a few minor scratches and bruises. But in about 15 minutes, for- 1 mation of a blood clot on the brain caused her to lapse into unconscious ness. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Dowdy. Her father is a shoe fac tory foreman. Her mother sits at her beside in the hospital through the day and goes home. Then at nightfall the father takes up the vigil through the night. Since February 8, he has been at home only a few minutes daily, spending the rest of his time at the hospital or at work. ... GANGSTERS LAUNCH WAR IN CLEVELAND Police Officers’ Homes Are Bombed —Rival Rum Bands Open Hostilities. By the Associated Press. CLEVELAND, April 24. Defiant gangsters today opened a war of re-1 venge on Cleveland police and at the same time split in fatal hostility among themselves, according to Detective Chief Cornelius Cody. Dynamite bombs exploded at the home of Police Capt. William A. Mc- Masters and at the recent residence qf Sergt. Patrick J. Holland. Shortly afterward two men, tenta tively identified as Morris Puerstman and Isadore Shiller, were shot to death in what police said was an upheaval of enmity between rival factions of bootleggers. None Injured in Blasts. . The bomb explosions injured no one, < but at the McMasters home part oi the porch was tom away and all win dows in the neighborhood were shat i tered. Mrs. McMasters and two chil ; dren, William. Jr., 9, and Ruth, 3, were I severely shaken. At the former residence of Sergt. Holland, a four-apartment building, I frame porches were ripped off, .vln dows were broken and occupants of the building were hurled from their beds by the force of the blast. The bombers left no clues and police said they believed the explosive was thrown from an automobile in each case. Another bombing a week and a naif ago was accepted as an attempt upon the life of Police Sergt. John Mack, who until recently lived at a building bombed by bootleggers, police said. The residences of Holland and Mack are listed in all current directories at their former addresses, and police de clared they believed those responsible for the explosion gained their informa tion there. Three Had Fought Vice. McMasters is a veteran of the de partment and was sent to central sta tion for success in cleaning out a no torious district. Holland patrols the downtown district and Mack commands the automobile shotgun detail. All have been effective against bootlegging and vice. Fuerstman and Shiller had been “taken for a ride" and dumped from the killers’ automobile in typical gang ster style, Detective Chief Cody said after opening investigation of the case. At the point where the bodies were found there was no indication of a scuffle, which Detective Chief Cody in terpreted as sufficient evidence that the bodies had been thrown out there after the killing had been done somewhere else. The killing of Fuerstman and Shil ler was one of the most brutal in the annals of Cleveland police records. Both Fuerstman and Shiller had long criminal records. Both had been arrest ed in Cleveland several times. Fuerst man, under the name of Morrie Fisher, was arrested in Chicago as a suspicious person November 26, 1927. In June of last year Fuerstman was arrested in connection with the kid naping of several Cincinnati race horse men, but Ahe case was dismissed. Early (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) DRY INVESTIGATOR HELD ON CHARGE OF BRIBERY; ; Liquor Case Defendant's Story That He Offered “to Fix’' Things Causes Arrest. By the Associated Press. MILWAUKEE, April 24.—Ira Billing ton, 32, former paid investigator of the Federal Prohibition Department here, was held today on a charge of accepting $297 to influence his testi mony in a dry case. Billington was arrested on complaint l of Strat Petropoulos, who is scheduled ; for arraignment on a liquor charge. Petropoulos told United States Dls ! trlct Attorney Levi H. Bancroft that Billington offered to change his testi mony against the defendant for S3OO and agreed to go to Detroit to “fix" another former prohibition agent. A trap was laid at the order of Ban -1 croft. Petropoulos left the Federal Building with Billington. A Federal agent and Petropoulos* attorney trailed them and arrested Billington as he was receiving the payment. Pullman Head Dies. CHICAGO, April 24 OP).—Edward F. Carry, president of the Pullman Co., died at his Lake Shore drive residence today. ■■■■■ ■ —— Radio Program-Page 25 “From Preaa to Homo Within the Hour” The Star’s carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. Yesterday’s Circulation, 111,241 (A 5 ) Means Associated Press. SIMMONS CONFERS! WITH MELLON OVER MUNICIPAL CENTER I i i | House District Budget Group Leader Urges Plan for Prompt Action. SAYS OLD BUILDING COULD FORM CREDIT Suggests Existing Structure's Pres ent Value Be Set and Amount Used in New Project. Chairman Simmons of the subcom mittee which handles the District bud get in the House, today discussed with Secretary Mellon of the Treasury, di recting the Federal building program, a j method by which the District govern ment can begin at once on the erec tion of the new municipal center on the four squares north of Pennsylvania avenue between Third and Sixth streets, bounded on the north by Indiana and Louisiana avenues. Mr. Simmons says, first, that the Dis trict government now has to its credit in the Federal Treasury sufficient funds to buy all of this property at reasonable prices. Contemplates Prompt Action. His second proposal contemplates be ginning promptly upon the erection of the administrative section of the mu nicipal group without unduly curbing other improvements for the National I Capital and without materially increas ing the taxes. He recommended to Secretary Mellon that the Federal Government should at once take over the present Municipal Building, where the District Govern ment will not have room for necessary expansion owing to the fact that the i Federal building program contemplates i the use of surrounding property. I Mr. Simmons argued that by some method, the present value of the exist ing Municipal Building should be de termined and this amount placed to the credit of the District in the Federal j Treasury to be used for starting work on the administrative section of the I new municipal group. Confident of Success. I In the meantime the District Gov- I ernment officers would continue to oc j cupy the present building. In this way i as soon as the new building was ready, I in four or five years, the District offi cers could move in with only one mov- : ing from the present site. This is a problem in municipal finances to which Mr. Simmons has ! given close study for some time and he J expressed confidence after his confer ence with Secretary Mellon that his proposal can be worked out satisfac torily. NEWC^NADIIANNOTE ! ON I’M ALONE IS DUE ; Document Reported to Be Accept ance of Stimson's Proposal for Arbitration of Case. By the Associated Press. A further note from Canada on the sinking of the Canadian rum-runner > I'm Alone by American Coast Guards- i men is expected to be delivered to the 1 State Department late today by Vin cent Massey, the Canadian Minister. It is understood that Canada’s note will be of such a nature that it will end the diplomatic correspondence and accept a proposal made by Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson for arbitration. The whole correspondence will be made public as soon as arrangements are made between the two governments for simultaneous publication in Wash ington and Ottawa. WINSLOW CASE DROPPED BY HOUSE COMMITTEE Inquiry Into La Guardia Charges Against U. S. Judge Who Re signed Deemed Unnecessary. By the Associated Press. The House judiciary subcommittee authorized to investigate charges of maladministration against Francis A. Winslow, as former Federal judge of the Southern district of New York, de cided unanimously today to discontinue its inquiry. Representative Dyer. Republican, of Missouri, chairman of the subcommit tee, said the decision was reached after consideration of the circumstances which led to the formal impeachment of Winslow by Representative La Guardia, Republican, of New York, and Winslow’s subsequent resignation from the bench before the inquiry got un der way. Dyer stated the only end to be gained by carrying out the investigation would be an impeachment which would dis qualify Winslow from holding Govern-* ment office. 90,000 Rare Books Burned. DUNKIRK. France, April 24 UP). — The entire municipal library of Dun kirk, containing 90,000 known books and manuscripts of inestimable value, has been destroyed by fire. Destruction of the library was looked upon as a verita ble disaster by book lovers. I Red Cross Delegates, 850 Strong, Refuse to Tire Hoover by Handshakes Because they wished to avert the fatigue which the President would feel from shaking hands 850 times, delegates to the eighth annual convention of the American Red Cross today declined an offer by President Hoover to shake hands with each of them. The President made it known he was willing to greet each delegate at a re ception today at the White House, but this honor wds refused because as a “patriotic body” the Red Cross did not wish to cause the President fatigue. Senator Copeland of New York, a practicing physician, said alter a brief TWO CENTS. ILIQUOR CAR DRIVER SHOT TO DEATH BY PURSUING OFFICER Smoke Screen Is Pierced byv Policeman’s Fire, Ending \ t Desperate Flight. BULLET WAS INTENDED FOR GAS TANK, HE SAYS Companion of Man Slain Is Cap tured After Taking to Heels Following Shooting. * Firing into an automobile being pur sued through a dense smoke screen In Southeast Washington early today, Po ! llceman Clyde O. Rouse of the eleventh j precint, shot and killed Ottmer Her man Fleming, 21 years old, of 300 N street southwest, the driver, and with a brother officer, B. R. Campbell, ar rested a companion of the man slain and seized their car, which, it was reported, contained 16 cases of whisky. The man arrested identified himself as John Stevens, 27, and said he also lived at the N street address. The killing is the first that has fol lowed In the wake of the revival of the use of smoke screens, forecast when the Jcnes-Stalker law increased the dry law penalties. Campbell Figured in Hall Shooting. Policeman Campbell, who was driving for Rouse, coincidentally figured in an i other fatal chase more than two years ago. shooting to death Larry Hall, 20, during pursuit through Soldiers’ Home grounds. He was exonerated. Campbell and Rouse reported that they were driving along Nichols avenue southeast in Campbell’s car about 3 o’clock today, when they sighted the other car. It was going west on S street and failed to halt at a stop sign, but turned into Nichols avenue toward the city. The officers gave chase and at the north end of the Anacostia Bridge pulled up alongside. Fleming glanced at the occupants of the pursuing machine, saw who they were and swerved toward them, tiying to crowd them Into a der , rick which was standing at the side of | the roadway. Failing he br.Teased his ! speed and the policemen saw Stevens j begin operating tjve smoke screen. Street Is Black With Smoke. The street became black with smoke, ! but Campbell continued to drive his > machine up Eleventh street at high i speed, managing to keep within 10 or 15 i feet of Fleming's car. Although almost blinded by the fumes, Rouse pulled his gun and fired at the hazy outline of the car ahead. Five shots were fired by Rouse through the heavy smoke at the fugitive car. Four of them were grouped in a small circle on the left rear fender. The fifth shot pierced the canvas top of the machine, passed through Fleming's head and dropped spent, on the floor of the automobile. ! “Take it,” the wounded man said to Stevens, motioning toward the wheel. | "Then he fell over in my lap and his foot came off the accelerator,” Stevens declared today. “We were going up a hill and the car quickly stalled and came to a halt. Then I got out and ran.” Captured After Chase. As Stevens, who owns the car. fled the police machine drew up and Rouse leaped to the ground in pursuit. Stevens darted into an alley on the east side of j Eleventh street, with the officers on his ! heels. He finally was cornered and cap ; tured between Eleventh and Twelfth streets, I and K streets, after a chase of two blocks. Meanwhile, Campbell had telephoned the precinct and a Police Department car, driven by Policeman Q. F. Smith, was dispatched to the scene and con veyed the unconscious Fleming to Casualty Hospital, where he died at 3:55 o’clock this morning. Campbell took Stevens to the precinct. There he admitted to the officer that he and his companion had been bringing in a load of liquor from Southern Mary land, but said that this was the first time they ever had used a smoke screen, police reported. Stevens was charged with illegal po session and transportation of liquor and with using a smoke screen. Inquest Set for Tomorrow. Inspector Thaddeus A. Bean investi gated the accident but said he could make no statement until an inquest is held. Coroner Nevitt ordered the inquest for 11:30 o’clock tomorrow. Rouse told Inspector Bean that he Intended to puncture the gas tank and shoot off the left rear tire of the pur sued car. He accompjished the latter tContinued on Page 2, Column 4.) FAILS IN TALKIES SUIT. Actress Unable to Get Verdict in Tonsils Litigation. LOS ANGELES, April 24 </P).— Miss Consetta Zingabelli, film actress, has failed to link tonsils wit’.i the talkies. She filed suit against Drs. F. A. Rhoades and Jacob Mishkin for $25,100 damages, claiming that in treating her tonsils they had impaired her voice for talkie purposes. Superior Judge Walter Guerin ordered a non-suit, holding that Miss Zingabelli could talk just rs well now as she ever could. ■■■■■' ■ • ' Chaplin Has Hair Dyed. HOLLYWOOD, Calif.. April 24 UP).— Charles Chaplin had his hair dyed at a beauty shop here yesterday. The graying streaks about the temples were made black. He said It was necessary because of immediate film work. call at the White House today that the President was looking especially fit physically and, from all appearances, was thriving upon the new burdens he has assumed since March 4. The New York Senator said that he was glad to note that Mr. Hoover is giving more attention to the proper ventilation of his office than was the case when he last called at the White House two or three weeks ago. • State News, Pages 10 and 11 4a.