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PLANS OATH RITES Citizen Soldiers to Be Sworn in at Ceremonies at Camp Tomorrow. Approximately 1.000 ycung men will take the oath of allegiance and become temporary soldiers at a swearing-in ceremony at Fort Hoyle, Md., tomorrow. The exercises are expected to be the most colorful and Impressive ever held at the fort since the C. M. T. C. has been camping there, and a number of prominent citizens and Army officials are expected to be oh hand. The Army Band will play. Senator Reed of Pennsylvania, a firm supporter of the C. M. T. C., will ad dress the gathering, and the judge advocate general of the Army. Maj. Cen. Edward A. Kreger, will admin ister the oath. For the past few days trains and busses have been bringing In young Americans eager to assume the khaki of the service and get a taste of "Army life." A majority of them are high school and college boys from Western Pennsylvania and about half of them are enrolling for the first time. The newcomers will be instructed in the basic course and the other half divided in the reds, whites and blues, the sec ond, third and fourth year classes, respectively. Officers from the Regular and Re serve Army and from the fort, which Is occupied by the 12th Infantry, under command of Maj. A. M. Patch, will have charge of the recruits and will instruct them In military curriculum. Outside of the regular military work, which consists of drilling, target prac tice and instruction in war tactics, the young soldiers will engage in various athletic contests and will be allowed to make sightseeing trips to points of his toric interest in nearby Maryland and Washington. Their month will termi nate August 6. CHEST ORGANIZERS FEEL ENCOURAGED Pledges in District of Columbia Campaign Reported to Be “Un usually Good.” Collections of pledges to the Com munity Chest fund, resulting from its Initial campaign here, have been "un usually good” as compared with the experiences of chest organizations in other cities, Maj. Julius I. Peyser, vice president of the Community Chest or ganization, declared last night In a radio address over WMAL, given under auspices of the Washington Chamber of Commerce. Pledges were (1.488.689.81 and col lections up to July 1 were $979,660.65, or 65.8 per cent of the total, Maj. Peyser reported. “This is a fine record and we hope at the end of the year to, discover that the Washington Com munity Chest has one of the best col lection records of a community chest anywhere,” he continued. "This money is going to be needed because the budget committee is finding emergency needs which have to be met and every penny which has been sub scribed should be paid. "Costs are being kept low. The ex pense for the first six months of the year, Including the cost of the cam paign, was $71,000, or about 4.5 per cent of the total amount subscribed. The Community Chest expects to keep its cost for the year down to 6 per pent of the total subscriptions. This means a saving of at least three-fifths under the former average cost of raising money for the 57 member organizations In the Community Chest. It formerly averaged from 15 to 20 per cent. This means that at least $135,000 has been saved for human service by the Com munity Chest's one co-operative cam paign which has replaced the former separate campaigns of Its member organizations.’’ . HIGHWAYMAN GETS $2. Slobs Colored Woman After Strik ing: Her With Brick. Fannie Thompson, colored, 45, of 14 I street northeast, was the latest victim of highwaymen known to lurk in the vicinity of the K street viaduct, near First street northeast, where several women have been attacked recently, while crossing there after nightfall. The woman was struck suddenly on the head with a brick, by a light skinned colored man who seized her pocketbook containing $2, and escaped. The woman was taken to Casualty Hos pital, where she was treated fgr lacera tions about the head and shock. MURDER SUSPECT HELD. Homicide squad detectives yesterday afternoon arrested John Samuel Jen kins, colored, 27 years old. In the base ment of an apartment house In the 2700 block of Wisconsin avenue, and are holding him for police at Greenville, S. C., where he Is wanted in connec tion with the murder Tuesday of a man named "Davis” in that city. Although Jenkins denies having come from South Carolina, detectives say he fits the description given them by Greenville authorities, who are expected to send a man here tomorrow to begin extradition proceedings. The arrest was made by Detectives T. F. Sweeney and J. F. Waldron, led by Edward J. Kelly, chief of the squad. More than 13,000,000 pounds of rice grown In this country were eaten In Germany In three months of this year. SPECIAL NOTICES. I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DiBTS contracted by eny one other than myaell. Floyd Burleich, Gen. Delivery, Ballston.^V*. I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY debti other than those contracted by mysell. ROY A. WARFIELD. 247 ilth at. ».e. 7* FOR BALE—Williams Oil-O-Matlc. with 1.000-gallon tank; also Ruud instantaneous hot-water heater: both in excellent condi tion. Apply 833 Transportation Bldg. Na tional 8318. * . BUILDING MATERIAL WRECKING 14 Government wartime hotels located between the Capitol and the Union Station. We have thousands of feet of good flooring at 112.60: good sheathing and framing at *l9; thou sands of good sash at 66c: complete win dows with frames at *2.25; good doors with locks and hinges at *1.90: Plaster board at lc *q. ft.; good bathtubs, *10; toilets. *7.50; lavatories with fittings. *8.50. Also radi ators and pipes. Hundreds of other bar gains. An opportunity you cannot afford to miss. Come early and get your pick. Sold directly from the Job. Write for cir cular. THE HECHINQER COMPANY, House Wrecking Dept. . c*i nODk scraped, cleaned, finished; ” LUUItj band or machine work. R. B. NASH, FLOOR SERVICE. COLUMBIA 2U._ WANTED—RETURN LOADS To NEW YORK CITY JULY 10 To BOSTON JULY 13 From NEW YORK CITY JULY 12 From NEW YORK CITY 'SK'X * r S?t l MKtf ratii; • auo^cil 9 ! “u$nTDD P OTATES' STORAGE Op . INC., , 416 10th St. N.W. Main 2159. __ MOVING) TO SOME OTRKR CITYT Get our return-load rates. Full and part load shipments to Philadelphia, New York, Boston. Pittsburgh, Richmond and war points. Special rates. Phone Main 1460. N A TIOK AI, DELIVERY ASSOCIATION, INC. I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY debts contracted by any one other than myself. FRED WAGNER, Jr., Kenilworth D. c. II- I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DEBTS contracted for or by other than myself. E. W. MAORUDER. 647 16th St. n.e. J>l_ Gallerie Moderne. ‘ Designers and Manufacturers. Interior Woodwork and Store Fixtures. Modern Window Displays. ary".ar. ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY DEFENDS LYON VILLAGE r* t"* 'v *' ' * r * ' ' 1 4 % „w ‘ J i. 4 : «' aß,_-* ' s - • v - • V 1 i 1 ijs** P&1I -/f f I -i.t ISWE HH9 INfeStjFi a ■HBiL.' T r r lnlaFi Jw —MWBMgyr Jjf VS An air attack on Lyon Village. Va.. was theoretically th-.varted last night by the 260th Coast Artillery of the District National Guard. Scene shows one of the anti-aircraft batteries In action. —Star Staff Photo. NATIONAL GUARDS REPULSE ATTACK “Successfully” Defends Lyon Village, Va., From “Enemy” Airplane Assault. The 260th Coast Artillery <anti-air craft), of the DLstrlct of Columbia Na tional Guard last night "successfully" defended the community of Lyon Vil lage, Va., from an air attack by an "enemy” plane. The maneuvers were in charge of Maj. Walter W. Burns, commander. The company, encamped in the woods near Lyon Village, earlier in the week carefully made their preparations for last night’s affair, placing in advan tageous positions their anti-aircralt guns. Working with them, the plane from Bolling Field made five attacks, being repulsed by fire from the guns and the brilliant rays of a number of powerful searchlights, three of which were brought here from Fort Monroe, Va., to assist. According to Maj. Bums his com pany was supposed to be guarding a munition .plant in this vicinity, the guns being placed around the plant.- Those In charge of phases of the maneuvers were Capt. Louis M. Gosorn, Lieut. William J. Heale, Capt. Robert T. Daly and Lieut. Leroy S. Mann. There were three gun batteries and one searchlight battery belonging to the local contingent. Gen. Anton Stephan, commander of the District National Guard, was a spectator of the event. The attack was put on for the pur pose of preparing the company for the annual encampment at Fort Monroe July 27. The use of blank shells added realistic touches to the demonstration. FORD URGES CENTRAL ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY All of Nation’* Power Facilities Should Be Like Postal Unit, Auto Magnate Says. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, July 6.—The Electrical World, in its current issue, quote* Henry Ford a* advocating control of all the Nation’s power facilities by a single central "directing organization.” Such a monopoly, the automobile man ufacturer said, would be the best means to reduce the rigors of human toil and give the people cheap light and power. “It has got to come as the one neces sary and economic method of power production,” Mr. Ford continued. "Our national power system will become a unit, just as our postal system is. This would mightily speed the day when electric power would fulfill its destiny as the bearer of mankind’s burdens.” Critics of the power industry, he as serted, have overemphasized the profit aspect of the problem, losing sight of the tremendous service rendered to the people. PHILIPPINE AUDITOR WILL RESIGN POST Wright, Involved in Becent Fight With Insular Supreme Court, Qives No Reason. MANILA, July 6 OP).—lnsular Audi tor Ben F. Wright today cabled his resignation to President Hoover. No reason was offered, but the action fol lows closely Wright’s fight with the Su preme Court to prevent payment of public funds to a Chinese cpntractor who is building a wharf at Iloilo dur ing which Wright nearly went to jail. Ordered by the court to pay the con tractor, Wright refused, claiming that the contractor was unable to do the work properly. He was held in con tempt of court by a vacation judge, sit ting during the Summer recess, fined $250 and sentenced to a short term. He kept his freedom on a writ of habeas corpus obtained from another justice, but when it was argued last Monday the court held its original order should prevail. !|yII 1 We Want to Know 1 HOW and WHY You Haven't Given —US—? a Trial Before | To show you the wonderful sf il l new luster we can put on your old rugs and remove all dirt. S j We are respot sible, reasonable, & dependable. Shampooing, I ! washing, scouring, sizing, re pairing. I Sanitary Carpet | 1 & Rug Cleaning Co. i aOBT. LEE PYLE | ' 106 Indiana Ave. N.W. 1 M * 257 M **” g 3291 "*• 3291 THE SUNDAY STAB, WASHINGTON, D. C.. JULY 7. lte) -PART 1. Rough Riders of the Air Mall Hauling Fireworks Is Fine, Until Flare Blinds Pilot, Says Flyer, Describing 10-Minutes of Terror and Fear Above Crowded Fairgrounds, Trying to Avert Serious Crash. This Is on* of a s*rl*i of personal narrative* written by air mall pilots de scribing their most thrilling experience*. These aerial postmen take chances which the pilots of passenger planes, with the comfort of their passengers In mind, avoid. Even so. when it Is considered that in 1928 the United Btatas air mail waa flown more than 10.000,004 miles. It is amazing with how few serious mishaps the mail planes have met. BY EDMUND MATUCHA. Mail Pilot for the National Air Transport on the Chieago-Kansas City Run. (Written exclusively for The Star and the North American Newspaper Alliance.) My most exciting experience in flying came one day when I didn't happen to be carrying mail, but a load of fireworks. I was flying before the grandstand at the lowa State Fair, both for after noon and night programs. My Job in the evening was to give a firework* dls _ play. Things were going fine and several evenings \ went by without a hitch. ,f*£?.£.,: \ Then one day an old pilot friend of mine heard \ I was in Des and came out to see me. He > ~^«|; had not flown for some time, but I knew he was * good pllot and 1 dldnt o PP°s* hls rw l uwt to IBPSP m*; go along with me that evening. I let hfm have ]■ R i the controls, riding along as a passenger so I »■ ' m could en l°y fo r the first time the flerworks show » 1 was putting on. , ■ Instinctively Cuts Motor. A ■ We went up and things ran smoothly until the 9 last event, the dropping of a huge magnesium WM My friend pulled the release cord and as usual jMSk the sky blazed with a blinding light. I had for ■V *4 gotten to warn him bo protect his eyes from the f jßjkl strong light end as a result he became blinded, There we were, a thousand or more feet above thousands of people, innumerable automobiles and buildings and other obstructions, with the landing field two miles ■■■■P I was a passenger in my own ship with a blind rnurvn uitithi pilot at the controls. EDMIND MATItHA. H(? lMtlnctlve]y c „ t the motor mnd put the shlp into a long slide, which gave me a chanfce to shout instructions back to him. I tried to climb back In the rear cockpit, but couldn’t make It, so re turned to the passenger cockpit and continued to shout Instructions. We flew around blind for about 10 minutes. Every once in a while I would tell my companion elthar .to cut the motor down or give It more gas, or to point the nose higher or lower. A few more minutes and he had regained hls sight enough to land. Flares Burn Out. This wasn’t the last of our troubles, though. We had a makeshift landing field two miles away and my own men had set the gas flares burning as soon as the act was completed. While we were flying blind these flares had burned out. When we finally got ready to come down they had to get new light* to mark the exact location of the field. It was another half hour before we were able to make a landing. I have run Into tough weather fly ing the mail and have had a few nar TOWN HUNTS CHILDREN. Liverpool, N. S., SArchera Comb Woods for Three Little Oirla. LIVERPOOL, Nova Scotia. July 6 (-4»). —Almost the entire town of Liverpool yesterday was engaged In a woodland search for three girls, the oldest 7, who left their homes Thursday and failed to return. Two hundred men scoured the woods back of Milton by lantern light through out the night, but found no trace of Hazel Hall, 7; Doris Martin, 5, and Mil dred Martin, 4. This morning the searching parties were augmented by men who left their work to assist. REPORT OF CONDITION As Made to the Comptroller of the Currency OF THE MORRIS PLAN BANK At Washington, D. C. at the Clote of Business on une 29,1929 RESOURCES 1. a. Loans and discount* $1,922,821.76 b. Less deposits assigned as collateral to loans 734,999.49 $1,187,822.27 6. Furniture and fixtures. 20,957.49 9. Cash and due from banks 362,819.27 10. Outside checks and other cash items 200.93 14. Other assets 12,883.87 Total t $1,584,683.81 LIABILITIES 15. Capital stock paid in 16. Surplus 50,000.00 17. UndiTided profit*—net * 5 ’ 9*?' I? 18. Reserves for dividends, contingencies, etc... 544.63 19. Reserves for interest, taxes, and other ex pensesaccrued and unpaid 62,658.71 23. Time deposits (deposits payable after 30 days or subject to 30 days* or more notice) and Postal Savings deposits 1,225,769.41 31. Other liabilities *41.87 T0ta1.... $1,584,683.81 City of Washington, District of Columbia, ssi I, WILLARD G. BARKER, Treasurer of the above-named bank, do solemnly *we#r that the above statement i* tnic,*o the best of my knowledge and belief. WILLARD G. BARKER, Treasurer. Subscribed end sworn to before me this 3rd dey of July, 19t9. FRANCIS J. L. CRILLEY. (Seal) Notary Pebfce. Commission aspires December 14,1931. Correct Attest) BERTRAM CHESTERMAN, GEORGE CURTIS SHINN, EDWIN A. MOOERS, - Trustees. row squeaks, but that night in the plane with the blinded man at the stick remains the worst experience I’ve ever had. (Next: E. L. Remelin— a lost pllot in the fog.) (Coprricht, 1929. by North American Newt paper Alliance.) I LIVE IN A HOTEL The mo*t advanced development In Washington la the new Bellevue Hotel, located opposite the Orace Dodge Hotel and new nearing completion. Private rooms with bath as low as *25 per month to permanent guests. Reterencss re quired. District Investment Company 1010 Vermont Ave. Phone National 94*7 Frigidaires Free 1725 Lanier Place N.W. Overlooking Rock Creek Park 4 Rooms, Kitchen, Bath $65.50 Per Month Hedges k Middleton, Inc. Franklin 9593 1412 Eye Bt. N.W. Gin OF TORTOISE PLEASES DR. MANN Gifford Pinchot Expedition Will Present Member of Fast-Fading Race. From far-off Duncan Island, blister ing on the equator in the center of the Galapagos Archipelago that long was known as the Enchanted Isles, is coming to Washington a member of a fast-fading race—a giant tortoise of a breed that has fought extinction by man and beast for 600 years. Word of the tortoise’s capture was received here by Nature Magazine last week when Howard H. Cleaves, field photographer for the publication, dis patched a radio message announcing the find by the Gifford Pinchot expe dition. Only the bare statement that a Duncan Island tortoise, weighing 100 pounds and the suggestion that the animal is of a supposedly extinct species was contained In the crypt message. But if detail, which might satisfy the curiosity of the layman is lack ing in the announcement, the promise of another Galapagos tortoise amon" the tenants of the National Zoological Park brings genuine appreciation on the part of the men who know their natural history. Pleased Over Prospect. Dr. W. M. Mann, director of the Zoo, is highly pleaaUO over the prospect ol adding the tortoise to his collection and he said yesterday that the big fellow will be among the first residents «f he new reptile house which will be erected in the near future. "It is without a doubt the most valuable thing which Gifford Pinchot could bring us from that quarter of the world," Dr. Mann said, "and the new fellow will take up his residence here In the Zoological Park in the tropi cal desert which we are going to build in the south end of our new reptile house.” And then the doctor mused upon the rapid passing of the great tortoises which roved the sun-baked crators of the cold volcanos of the Galapagos. Situated 750 miles out In the Pa cific Ocean, west of Ecuador, South America, the Galapagos have been sung in song of adventure as the En chanted Isle. The first definite record of the archiepelago was dated 1535, but there were tales in South America of Indian chiefs visiting the barren forma tion many, many years before that time. In all of the accounts of those early visitors are reports of thousands of giant tortoises, many of them weigh ing 250 pounds, some reaching 400 and 500 pounds, and, in one Instance a dis coverer swore his giant would tip the scales at 700 pounds. Giants Rave Islands. While thousands of the giants roved the islands of the Galapagos group, they were unknown on the mainland of South America. How they reached the far-flung bit of extinct volcano none knows. Swimming the intervening miles of ocean was Impossible. The tortoises of the islands drown in a few hours. Accidental transportation was out of the question. 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Phone Potomac 4000 for Service 1% - ; * : ' ■* HUGE TORTOISE TO GET A PAL JMfeMflttpfate *V*V \ "i “H iJf W fiiLr ■*«£. u £. *•?«; _ VV. H. Blackburn, head keeper of the Washington Zoo. photographed with a 234-pound turtle, similar to the species which the Zoo will receive from Duncan Island. — Star Staff Photo. discovery. The tortoises which re mained upon the mainland long since were devoured by hostile wild life, while those upon the isle flouished unmolested, reproduced, and lived a life of contentment which saw their race increase to countless thousands. Thousands of them wandered over the Isles through those centuries of se curity, wearing in the stone and rock the “tortoise trails’* which survive them today. Then men came into their world to learn the sweetness of their flesh, the richness of their oil and sweetness of the water they carry in bags under their shell near the back of their necks. 30,000 of Species Slain. Machetes swung and fell! Ships were provisioned and traders thrived. One vessel which sailed from the archipelago carried 6.000 of the giants on one voy age, while other figures show that in an 18-month period 30,000 of the big animals were slain and converted to man's use. Today the capture of a single giant tortoise is reported by wire less as a “And.” The Zoological Park here already has six specimens representing three species of the giant. Testudo ephlppium, testudo porteri and testudo vicina is the way Dr. Mann and his associates describe them and data compiled 17 years ago by an expedition of the Cali fornia Academy of Sciences fails to list any of these as particularly rare. The only available information in Washing ton as to the actual identity of the big fellow now headed this way, is that he was taken on Duncan Island. This isle is one of the smaller formations of the archipelago and Is directly in the center of the group. Goes Months Without Water. Since Duncan Is drier than its fellow islands, the tortoises which dwell upon it sometimes must go months without water. The species accredited to Dun can by the California expedition is testudo ephippium and if the Pinchot find is of this breed, he has a predeces sor among the tortoise resident already here. However, that sped is considered “fairly abundant,” as giant tortoises go, and the Pinchot specimen is reported one of a variety "believed extinct.” So he may be one of seven other species found in the island group. The big fellow is reported to weigh 100 pounds and if that is correct it may be guessed that he has celebrated his one hundredth birthday anniversary. On Duncan Island, the future Wash ingtonian ate cactus for the most part, adding another bit of wonderment and interest in him. Scientists have puzzled how a soft-tongued animal such as the tortoise can eat a growth of the cactus type. But they do and with a relish. f INSPECT TODAY) 317th & G Sts. 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No word has been received at the Zoological Park here as to the probable date of the giant’s arrival and, since work will get under way on the new reptile house almost immediately, thu; permitting the frame of the s true turf to be up by Christmas, the new horn' may be nearly ready when he does pu In his appearance here. FIREMEN EXTINGUISH EARLY MORNING BLAZE ■ Search for 15 Minutes Before Locating Fire in Shoe Store Basement. After searching for more than 13 minutes to locate the source of dens? smoke clouds, firemen donned gas masks early today and extinguished a blaze In the basement of the Metropolitan Shoe Store on F street near Tenth street. The fire had gained considerable headway and damage was caused by the flames, smoke and water. The smoke was noticed by several men working late over the air-cooling plant in the Metropolitan Theater, and they turned in an alarm. Firemen searched several buildings in the neigh borhood and finally located the blaze, but were unable to reach it until they found a small areaway communicating with the basement from the foyer of j the theater. There was little or no ventilation in the basement and firemen of No. 2 En gine Company used gas masks and came ! from the basement at frequent inter- I I vals to revive themselves with fresh i j air. Several of them were weakened by • 1 the fumes, but none reported for hos ' pital treatment. ; [owmcl jBBBfc flran—romfnrtible MB Convenient r M 1 % Liberal Term*— M ft Small Down Payment M j k % —Let V* Explain How M J A k E»« It Is to Own One M A j pDcSIESTIC ; I corporation I ; 1 "gg.ff&sjsa - asam— J