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VMS’CENSUS Estimated 70,000 Former Service Men to Be Listed to Find Needy. By the AssoeUted Press. RICHMOND. Va., October 10.—A census of the estimated 70,000 former service men and women, white and col ored. in Virginia will be taken between now and January 1. 1930, it was an nounced today at State Legion head quarters here. Under the direction of W. Ernest Acton, }r„ of Portsmouth, junior de partment vice commander and chair man of the committee on census and survey, work is to be started imme diately in several sections of the State in the Legion’s effort to get information concerning all former service people within the Jurisdiction. Will Help Needy. Veterans of the World War found to be in need, will be helped and deserving cases not already recorded will be pre sent'd to the Veterans’ Bureau through the Legion department. Assistance will be asked of schools and other agencies in taking the census in those counties without Legion posts. The alternate executive committee men from the 10 congressional districts are serving as members of the general State committee and as district chair men under the direction of General Chairman Acton. Personnel of Committee. They are: First, Stanley Garner, New port News; second. M. E. Haug, Ports mouth; third. Charles E. Maurice. Rich 'mond; fourth, M. J. Paytas. Emporia; fifth, Fletcher Martin. South Boston; sixth, W. G. Myers, Roanoke; seventh, P. W. Rinker, Bridgewater; eighth, E. H. Hinklns. Falla Church: ninth, O. D. Hamrick. Bristol: tenth, L. F. Pendle ton, Clifton Forge. LEE HIGHWAY OPENED AS WORK IS FINISHED Road Now Has 28-Foot Width From Rosslyn to Halla * Hill. •paclal Dispatch to The Star. CHERRYDALE, Va.. October 10.— Finishing touches are this morning being put on the Lee Highway, which for the past several months has been undergoing reconstruction and widening from the People’# State Bank of Cherry dale to Halls Hill and the road will be again open to traffic this after noon. The improvement, which runs a dis tance of 1.3 miles, was under the super vision of the State Highway Commis sion. Corson ft Gruman. contractors, announce that they are 21 days ahead of the time scheduled for completion of the work. Widening of the road from the points above mentioned to 28 feet makes the highway 28 feet wide for a distance of 4.2 miles, from Key Bridge in Rosslyn to Halls Hill, the stretch irom Rosslyn to Chcrrydale having been completed about a year ago. ESCAPES ROAD CAMP. Vir3inia Prisoner, Hobbled, Wades River Under Fire of Guard. Beets' Dispatch to The Btar. RICHMOND, Va.. October 10.—James Bailey, sent up from Newport News in 1928 on the charge of housebreaking, waded Blu-stone River near Flatop Yard to make his escape from the Falls Mills State road camp. He wore hob ble# at the time and escaped under fh° fire of a guard. Bailey was No. 21.224 He is 21 years old. weight 160 pounds and is 5 feet 11 inches in height It is his third escape from a road camp. 1 ; 1— ■ ■■ 1— ■— 1 ■■■ ■■ - ■—— > v> *. '•/. / t ‘ V.:* V. , ‘ * • • Here’s a ginger ale that dives uou A ®“ «x m°n™ m m m*mm FULL-SIZE PINTS MW'* 4 <K\ Clicquot Club Pale Dry comes in full 16» I ounce bottles .• • 1,3 more than most 1" ONLY a few months ago we started to tell the I ‘i | women of America that Clicquot Club Pale Dry 1 Mjhht/tjjmL ■"? was the oiriy nationally known dry ginger ale 1 put up in full-size pints. ! This news sent thousands of women to their dealers, I | asking them for Clicquot Club Pale Dry. And today these k I^*l women will use no other ginger ale. I j The secret of Clicquot’s great popularity is due to k-3f J something more than giving full measure. It is due to l f: aIbHI a rare and mellow flavor found in no other ginger ale. |, • J The secret of this flavor is ageing. Every bottle of rM ' '■ 'T I Clicquot Club you buy is skillfully blended and care- ppp Pure table sugar, fine Jamaica ginger, mellow syrup ,Wf f % %-J of ripe fruit juices, and pure rock spring water are the - 'J* .;*£%!•• j ingredients we use. And every bottle of Clicquot Club » % J carries a double-charge carbonation to give it that added \'*w < I zest and sparkle. Just go to your dealer and compare a bottle of >• ht|wl|i I Clicquot Club Pale Dry with a bottle of any other 1 .jJL ~ .•? - .^V. nationally known dry ginger ale. Note the full pint 1 ] "• * : || : %;§H bottle ... so much more economical than wasteful near kill® • J quarts that may "go flat” before you use them up... or l . s | little 12-ounce "pints” that won’t go round. I " * J Unlike others, all Clicquot Club ginger ales—Pale - | Dry, Golden, and Sec—-come in clean bottles never used 1 ' j Club Golden. If your taste prefers an extra dry blend, 1 v I Clicquot Club PALE DRY 77ie Clicquot Club Eskimos every Tuesday evening at 10, Try the Parly Package. The most convene New York Time, from WEAF, and 40 associated radio station/, ient and economical way to buy, I ■' L . ' T ’ SS '• ■ . ■ ' SUBURBAN NEWS. PLAYERS OPEN SEASON SATURDAY p — fc ■ jtfißMWl *P3 MISS VIRGINIA A. LAWRENCE. MISS JANE PLUMMER RICE. ] Members of the cast of the Montgomery Players, who will present the two- j set comedy "A Successful Calamity,” in the auditorium of the new Bethesda- j Chevy Chase High School October 12. Other productions during the Winter season will be given in this auditorium, which Is located at Elm and Forty-fourth streets, Chevy Chase, Md. CRIES FROM BENEATH STREET \ LEAD TO RESCUE FROM SEWER ! I ] —■ . I i | 1 Exploring for Obstruction, Two Men Are Blocked by J Collapse of Concrete —Saved Through Manhole. < : ; : : , Special Dispatch to The Star. DANVILLE, Va., October 10.—Caught in a storm sewer by a cave-ln, Howard Hylton, assistant city engineer, and John Dodd, city employe, have told a graphic story of their experience, last ing more than an hour, during which they -were uncertain whether or not they could be rescued. Unknown to others, they entered the four-foot square concrete channel for the purpose of exploring it for an ob struction. They had proceeded almost a block, when one side of the concrete caved in, blocking their egress by the way they came. WOMAN’S AUXILIARY | ELECTS MRS. ELLIS Selected as President of Montgom ery County Organization at An nual Meeting at Woodside. Special Dispatch to The Star. ROCKVILLE, Md., October 10—Mrs. James R. Ellis of Chevy Chase was elected president of the Woman's Auxil iary of Montgomery County at the an nual meeting of the organization in Grace Episcopal Chursh, Woods.de, on I Tuesday, and Miss Lulu Bell of Lay : tonsville was re-elected secretary-treas- I urer. The county auxiliary is a federation of the auxiliaries of the various Episco pal churches of the county, and all were well represented at the meeting. Morn ing and afternoon sessions were held. ; and at noon a fine luncheon was served I by the auxilary of Grace Church, i The feature of the morning session [ was an address by Rev. Roy Mason of Charlottesville, Va.. whose remarks dealt largely with his work among the residents of the mountains of Virginia. | It was preceded by a communion serv ice, conducted by Rev. William R. i Moody, t-eclor of GTEaca Church, assisted by Dr. Mason. The afternoon sess'on was devoted entirely to business, which included in teresting reports from the various con , stituent auxiliaries. It was decided to ; hold next year’s meeting in St. Peter’s | Parbh. wh ch comprises the Pooles . ville and BarnesviUe churches. 1 The retiring president, Mrs. Archi bald Small of Woodside, conducted both sessions. THK EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, I3SS. -... ■<-''■■ ■'•■• «Hr Hylton's knowledge of the large con- s duit told him that a hundred feet be yond a manhole should be found, but in the darkness they were uncertain j whether or not they would encounter , another obstruction, and hence be hem- - med In. None was found, but when , they reached the manhole they found t it impossible to raise it from inside, j Both men shouted lustily for 15 min- , utes. Finally their cries were heard ] during a lull in street traffic, and em- • ployes in a store, tracing the sound. < lifted the heavy manhole top and found ] the two men. , I ! RICHEY TO GIVE AWAY $25,000 WORTH OF TROUT President’s Secretary to Distribute 150,000 Fry at Frederick County Reception to Public. 1 Special Dispatch to The Stkr, i 1 FREDERICK. Md., October 10.—Dis- j tribution on Saturday of 150,000 brook ; ’ and rainbow trout by Lawrence Richey, ! executive secretary to President Hoover, i propagated at his fishing preserve at . Catoctln Furnace will be made the oc casion for the first public reception of Mr. Richey to people of Frederick Coun ty since he purchased the 1,800-acre estate in Catoctin Mountain. The fish, commerc'ally valued at about $25,000, will be given- by Mr. Richey to sports men to restock Frederick County streams. Since the original invitation to Fred erick County sportsmen, Mr. Richey has enlarged his invitation to include the public at large. His property will be open to public inspection and at noon a luncheon will be served picnic style at j the fishing preserve. It will consist of sandwiches, doughnuts, sweet cider and coffee. Mr. Richey expects that G. C. Leach,-, Washington, head of the Hatchery De- * partment of the United States Bureau of Fisheries,’ Secretary of Commerce Robert P. Lamont, E. Lee Le Compte, State game warden: Congressman F. N. Zihlman and others to be present. ’ • Nearly 475,000 pounds of toilet and fancy soap were shipped from the United States to British India in the first six months of this year. i PRELIMINARY RUES FOR FATHER KELLY Children’s Mass Held for Alexandria Priest —Final Services Tomorrow. Bpecfal Dispatch to The Btar. ALEXANDRIA. Va„ October 10.— Preliminary rites for the late Rev. Father L. F. Kelly, assistant pastor of St. Mary s Catholic Church, who died Tuesday, were held this morning, with a children’s mass for the young members of St. Mary’s Parish. The celebrant was Rev. Joseph Kcllev, who was assisted by Rev. Michael Green and Rev. Martin T. Quinn. Rev. Father Mitchell was the master of ceremonies and the sermoft was preached by Rev. Father Winston of Warrenton. The choir and chant ing of office was conducted by Rev. Father Rankin of Clarendon. Final Rites Tomorrow. The final rites for Rev. Kelly will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, with solemn high mass in the church. The celebrant will be Rev. Felix Kemp, vicar general of the Rich mond Diocese. Rev. A. J. Can Engle hem will be deacon and Father Hugh McFadden, subdeacon. The sermon will be preached by Rev. Edward Tier ney of Lynchburg and the master of ceremonies will be Rev. John S. Igoe of this city. • • .. . . The active pallbearers will be Hubert Cady, Thomas McFarland. Thomas E. Dyson. R. O'Sullivan, Frank T. Quinn. William A. De Vaughan, George Manger, and J. H. McDonough. < Honorary Pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are to be Wil liam A. Smoot, Dr. Martin D. Delaney, Edward A. Sweeley, Robinson Moncure, George F. Downham, R. E. McGahey, Thomas J. Fannon, J. T. Minoughan, William H. Sweeney, P. J. Conlon, Julian D. Knight, Harry R. Burke. Rev. Dr. Samuel A. Wallis, Claude Lennon, William P. Woolls. J. O. Martin. Leope P. Harlow. John D. Normoyle, Michael T. Dwyer, Urban S. Lambert, J. E. Crilly, Martin Greene, Eugene Igoe, Nicholas Lawler, Dr. Edward A. Gor man, J. T. Preston, sr., and Dr. T. B. Cochran. COUNTY POLICE COURT SETS RECORD IN FINES By ■ Stuff Correspondent of The Star. UPPER MARLBORO, Md., October 10— Business in the Prince Georges County Police Court continued to ' In crease during the month of September, when another record for fines and costs collected was set, according to the re port of Thomas R. Henault, submitted to the county commissioners today. The report shows a total of $4,563.10 In fines and costs was collected and of this sum $3,392.05 was turned over to the county commissioners. Both of these figures represent new records. Motor Vehicles cases heard by Judge J. Chew Sheriff resulted in fines to talling $2,055.55, criminal cases produc ing fines of $1,853. Seventeen Btate game and 11 dog license cases were also h»ard. FOR RENT Two Ro o m s, Kitchen, Bath and Reception R o o m. Electric Refrigera tion. 2001—16th St. Cat Ends Own Life by Gas As Walk on Stove Opens Jet ’’Man,” year-old black end white cat, was found dead In the kitchen of the home of his mis tress, Mrs. W. C. Combs, at 16 • Fourth street northeast early to day. the victim of death by asphyxiation, probably caused by his own carelessness in choosing a place to walk. The pet is believed to have become restless during the eArly morning hours and left his usual resting place. He wandered into the kitchen and leaped from a chair on top of the gas range and In so doing, must have acci dentally turned on one of the Jets. The window was down and the swinging door closed and wh"n Mrs. Combs arose and went to the kitchen this morning spe found “Man's” lifeless form stretched across the floor. NORRIS EXONERATED . IN BROTHER’S KILLING Self-Defense Wins at Trial of Hollywood, Md., Shoot ing” Case. Special Dispatch to The Star. LEONARDTOWN, Md . October 10.— Walter Norris was exonerated of charges lodged against him in connec tion with the killing of his brother, J. Jeston Norris, at Hollywood, Md.. at a hearing before Judge Valley I. Green well. Self defense was indicated by the State’s evidence, in view of which At torney C. Henry Camiller, for the de fense, offered his case without testi mony. " > According to the State the defendant fired the shot following a quarrel in front of his home when his brother is said to have followed him. An open knife was found in the dead man's pocket. ■ A— -■# ■■■!■■ . Daughters ;of America to Meet. CLARENDON, Va., October 10 (Spe cial) —Mrs. Viola Dale. State councilor, Daughters of America, will be the guest of honor at the State council visitation of Cherrydale ’Council, No. 11, here tomorrow night. Other guests will be Mrs. Bessie N. Kenyon, State secretary; MLss Sophie Mann, State conductress, and Past National Councilor O. B. Hop kins. Councils of Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia have been ' invited to attend. .—- ■ I w I This Great Fall Showing of I ORIENTAL RUGS I Comprises Hundreds of Splendid Examples in It I Every Desirable Size and Selection of Weave || : ;: n those who may have desired an Oriental Rug, we can think of no Ilf greater opportunity than that which now presents itself in this Fall offering. These Rugs, selected in the weaving centers of the East, by those whose I expert knowledge has been acquired by many years of actual contact with the industry in these centers of production, may be relied upon to repre- I sent the utmost in desirability, wearing quality and value. We do not I hesitate to give them our unqualified endorsement. I I ■ We are quite willing that you should check up these statements by making your own comparisons with similar goods anywhere else. I ; ROOM SIZE RUGS I Genuine Handmade Examples, 9' x 12' . . s l2s°° OTHER ORIENTAL RUGS I Colorful in Pattern, Durable in Weave, 9 / x 12' slßs°° HIGH PILE ORIENTALS I . Rich in Texture, Varied in Size are $ 265 (9' 12*) $ 365 (10' x 14') $ 465 (12 x 15') HI ORIENTAL RUNNERS from $4500 I SMALL ORIENTAL RUGS «, s2o°° I j LARGE ORIENTAL RUGS In a Great Range of Colors and Designs and in I I Sizes up to 3}' in length , are in this Fall event . | W.&J. SLOANE J “The House with the Green Shutters” 709*711 7l 3 TWELFTH STREET, N. W., WASHINGTON, D. C. Store Open from 9 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. including Saturday Charge Accounts Conveniently Arranged Our telephone number is now DISTRICT 7262 -• i.. .<• S---. -1 /L ... MOTHER AND CHILD | ARE KILLED BY GAS \ - - ■- ■ Mrs. Eleanor Beekly, 35, Takes Own Life and That of 0 4-Year-Old Son. Despondent because of ill health, Mrs. Eleanor Beekly, 35 years old, wife of George Beekly, 50, an attorney In the Bureau of Internal Revenue, yester day ended her life and that of her 4- year-old son. Gordon, by turning the gas jets on In the kitchen of their home at 6603 Fifth street. The lifeless forms of the mother and child were discovered by Mr. Beekly when he returned home from work. Mrs. Beekly was lying on the floor of the kitchen and had apparently been dead for more than an hour. The child was slumped oveT In a chair where it had lapsed into unconsciousness, and a faint spark of life in the boy's pulse Induced a hurried run to Casualty Hos pital but the child was pronounced dead upon arrival of the ambulance surgeon. A nervous breakdown several months ago is said to have Induced melancholia from which the woman suffered daily. She had been advised not more than a week ago, it was said, to enter Wash ington Sanitarium for treatment. Mrs. Beekly found herself alone with little Gordon yesterday afternoon after the maid had left for the day and is believed to have been seized with a period of moroseness and carreid out the threat she is said to have made several times belore to end the life of herself and child. According to Sergt. John R. Hood of the Thirteenth precinct, the doors of the kitchen were found locked and police and rescue workers were unable to tell how long the fumes had been pouring from the open jets of the gas range. ... Hunter Fatally Wounded. OAKLAND, Md.. October 10 (Spe cial).—Wayne Gardner, 16, a student In the High School at Blacksville, W. Va., was fatally wounded when he fell with a shotgun in his hands while squirrel hunting near his home. The shot lodged in his abdomen, yet he walked for some distance before he fell. Cecil Gardner of Washington, D. C., is a surviving brother. JtTBURBAN NEWS. BUSINESS WOMEN MEET. Arlington County Organization Holds Monthly Luncheon. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. CLARENDON. Va„ October 10.—The semi-monthly luncheon meeting of the Business and Professional Women’s Club,of Arlington County was held, with Mrs. Albert H. Cohen, president, pre siding, Mrs. Pearl W. Sharpe, chairman of the membership committee, gave a talk on the membership drive that is now under wsy and submitted th* follow i ing applications of persons who were [ later voted membership in the club. Mrs. Helen K. Collins, Mrs. Florence Oravatt, Mrs. Charlotte Benton and Mrs. Genifer Broaddus. Mrs. Cohen announced her intention of attending the Fall meeting of the executive board of the State Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, which will take place Saturday at Martinsville, Va. CITY SHAKE-UP RUMORED OF DANVILLE OFFICIALS Terms of Eight Expire With Meet ing of Council Tonight —lncum bents File for Reappointment. Special Dispatch to The Star.' DANVILLE. Va., October 10.—Rumors were rife today that at tonight’s meet ing of the city council, when eight city officials are to be elected for terms' of two years, a shake-up may take place. So far only the incumbents have filed applications. It is reliably learned, however, that the office of city purchasing agent, now held by B. A. Poilok, will, be abolished or merged with the office of city auditor as a step toward economy. Officers whose terms end include City Attorney A. M. Aiken, City Fire Chief L. F. Mitchell, Utilities Manager E. C. Brantley, City Collector D. P. Garvin, City Engineer C. L. Scott, City Auditor C. B. Strange, Purchasing Agent B. A. Poilok and City Health Officer R. W. Garnett. A change Is anticipated in the last named office, Dr. Garnett having stated that he was not reapplying. - - • —- Alexandria Firm Chartered. RICHMOND, Va., October 10 (Spe cial).—A charter has been issued the H. L. Ryan Lumber Co, Inc., 3 Virginia avenue, Jefferson Park, Alexandria, Va.. with maximum capital of SIOO,OOO, to buy, sell, deal in and manufacture tim ber, lumber, mlllwork, etc. Marshall H. Lynn of Mount Ida, Va., is president! and Leo P. Harlow of Washington, D. | C., is attorney for the concern. 11 Drive of Chamber of Com merce Committee Pr^ t: ! ducing Results. Special Diipatch to The Ster. ROCKVILLE. Md.. October 10 —The membership drive that Is being con« ducted by the Rockville Chamber of Com merce. through a committee appointed at the last meeting, is producing gratifying results, it was reported at a meeting of the committee last evening. Already, it was stated, about 30 new members have been obtained with little effort on the part of any one, and, as it was arranged last evening for the campaign to be prosecuted with vigor for the next few days, something like 50 or mote new members are expected to be re* ported at the monthly meeting of the chamber next week. ' Score at Meeting. J The meeting last evening Was at tended by not only members of tlje campaign committee but by others in? terested in the welfare of the chamber, about 30 in all being present. The new president, Leonard L. Nicholson, Jr., info is responsible for the inauguration of the drive, presided and expressed pleasure at the progress so far made. The committee, it was decided, will devote the next few days to carefully canvassing the community and urging the business men and others to affiliate with the organization and help make it the agency for good that it is felt it should be. The committee members will make individual reports at next week’s meeting, which will Include the reasons of those interviewed who de clined to join. At Annapolis Meeting. President Nicholson, William F. Pretty man, treasurer, and Harold C. Smith, secretary, are In Annapolis today attending a meeting of representatives of the various chambers of commerce of the Btate for the purpose of forming a State chamber of commerce. The meeting was called by the Annapolis Chamber, which entertained the visitors at luncheon. Building in many large cities in Italy has taken a spurt following the gov emment announcement that it would ( not interfere in leasing agreements after the first of the year.