Newspaper Page Text
TARIFF BILL DEATH BY DELAV IS SEEN Republicans’ Worries In crease With 16 Schedules and 40 Days Left. By the Associated Press. The task of getting the tariff bill out of the way before the special session ends in December appeared increasingly | hopeless today to many Senators. Numerous controversies, some of which, like that over sugar imposts, are expected to consume a week or ’ more, are certain to grow out of the rate schedules. And with only 40 legis lative days left for the special session to continue, the rate schedules—l 6 of them —haven't been reached yet. A doren or mote Individual amend ments, to be disposed of before the j rates can be taken up, still confronted i the chamber today. Although the issue ! ol Philippines independence was out of I the way, leaders saw several probable I obstacles to further delay in reaching . the rate schedules. Coalition Is Talked. There is talk of a move by the coali- . tion of Democrats and independent Re publicans. which has repeatedly de- ' seated the regular Republicans on the ■ flexible tariff policy and lesser issues, i to move to dispense with the regular ; order and take up the agriculture j schedule first. By bringing the farm rates to the fore the coalition would be able to sup- j port as many increases in that schedule ; as its members desire and then to : oppose industrial increases generally; afterward. Republican leaders, however, have in- j dicated they would combat such a move j as in violation of the unanimous con- j sent agreement to consider the sched- ] ules in their numerical turn, agricul- j ture being seventh. A move to bring the export, deben ture farm relief issue into debate be fore the rate schedules are reached also is regarded as a possibility that that could easily cause more or less delay. Another Is the proposal of Sen ator Thomas, Democrat of Oklahoma, to send the bill back to the finance committee with instructions to limit j revision to agricultural products. Robinson Repeats Stand. With pressure for time becoming in creasingly apparent. Senator Robinson of Arkansas, the Democratic leader, has reiterated minority party assertions that “the fault w'ill lie with the ad ministration" if a tariff bill is not enated during the special session. The Republican leadership, though taking quite a different view, are not optimistic that a bill will be passed. ! Their worries are increased by the I thought that the President might not approve of continuing tariff revision into the regular session, and that this would mean no tariff revision at all. The effort of Senator Cutting, Repub lican, ol New Mexico to strike out the provision restricting importations of literature was the unfinished business for immediate consideration today. As the vote approaches the rate schedules, which leaders of the coalition group desire to control, Republican regulars are expressing optimism. Though numerous interpretations were given a vote which brought defeat to the group, 42 to 17, in an attempt to eliminate a provision in existing law permitting manufacturers to protest ap praisals and classifications of imported goods and intervene in the courts in such cases. Republicans felt it showed conclusively that the coalition could not hold together always. But even if they succeed in pushing t.he rate schedules through in the short time remaining they recognise that a week or more will be consumed in the effort to adjust differences between the House and Senate. MACDONALD PLANS QUIET 63D BIRTHDAY “PARTY” TOMORROW <Continued From First Page ) dinners and receptions during his 10- day visit to the Dominion. The premier, his daughter Ishbel and members of his party will enter Canada over the International Peace Bridge at Buffalo on Tuesday after a visit to Ni agara Falls. The party will sail for England October 25. The official itinerary announced by Sir William Clark. British high com missioner, also includes a number of teas and luncheons in honor of Miss Macdonald, given by women prominent in the official life of the Dominion. Special Train to Carry Party. After crossing into Canada the pre- > mier and his party will be taken by i special train to Toronto, where they will be guests at Government House. A dinner will be given in their honor by Lieut. Gov. W. D. Ross. On Wednesday the premier will ad dress the Canadian Club, receive an honorary degree at Toronto University and be guest of honor at a reception by the government of Ontario. A “stag" dinner will be given that night at Government House. Arriving at Ottawa on Thursday, the premier's party will be the guests of Gov. Gen. and Lady Willingdon for four days at Rideau Hall. On Thurs day afternoon the British premier and Mackenzie King, the Canadian premier, will confer at Mr. King's country home in the Gatineau Hills. At a dinner that evening, to which all official Can ada has been invited. Premier Mac donald will make the principal aa dress of his Canadian visit. Conservative to Give Luncheon. Friday and Saturday will be occu pied by a luncheon given by R. B. Bennett, the Conservative leader: a dinner by Gov. Gen and Lady Willing don, a tea by William Phillips, the American Minister, and a luncheon by Sir William Clark, the high commis sioner. Sunday has been set aside as a day of rest and the party will leave that evening for Montreal, where Mr. Mac donald will receive a degree from McGill University. That evening the party will leave for Chicoutimi, where they will spend two days, and then proceed to Quebec, where they will be guests of Premier Taschereau until they embark on the liner Duchess of York for the trip home. TWO BELIEVED KILLED. RENO. Nev., October 11 (jP)—Two persons probably were killed and ten seriously Injured when a Yelloway Mo tor Coach bound for Salt Lake City turned over after striking a motor car 7 miles east of here last night. Two unidentified persons were crushed under th- overturned bus, and two hours after the accident they had not been rescued. It Is believed they are dead. Ex-Treasurer Accepts Sentence. COLUMBUS. Ohio, October 11 LPI Bert B. Buckley, former Ohio State treasurer, today informed United States Commissioner Stanley Borthwiek that he would not carry the refusal of the Circuit Court to hear his appeal on conviction of conspiracy to bribe a Fed eral officer to the United States Su preme Court Buckley said he would be ready in a few days to start the sen tence ot two and one-half years in At lanta Federal Penitentiary, imixjsed by Federal Judge Benson Hough at Colum bus early this year after ne was found guilty in Federal Court. TELLS OF VIRGINIA MePHERSON a ... . ♦ .f 111 • K " •*»'*» . ... ‘ ■Pm/ v '*'• vjf lilt. THOMAS F. BALLARD. —Star Staff Photo. Ml CROWD PARK FOR THIRD GAME Philadelphia Turns Out, in Perfect Weather, to Watch Macks Play. (Continued From First Page.) j third strike out victim of the game, ! j lunging heavily at the final fling, and j I the crowd gave Earnshaw a hand. No | runs. j ATHLETICS —Foxx was called out on ! j strikes. Bush requiring but four pitches, i Miller raised a fly which Cuyler had no trouble catching in right field. Dykes' fifth hit of the series was a line single to left Bush quickly got Boley in the hole, but the “A’s" shortstopper raised a clean single to right field. Cuylcr’s throw apparently had Dykes beaten at third base, but McMillan dropped the ball and Jimmy was safe. Boley took second on the throw. McMillan was not charged with an error. With the count standing two balls and two strikes, Dykes and Boley essayed a double steal Dykes apparently slid in under the ; throw, and Umpire Moran Indicated ; “safe,” then reversed his decision and declared the runner out. That was the way it appeared to the fans, who relied on the arbiters pantonomy. but it soon developed that the umpire had called a third strike on Earnshaw. No runs. THIRD INNING. CHICAGO—TayIor popped to Dykes. Bush took * third strike, and McMillan, after getting a respite when Poxx nar rowly missed making a one-hand catch of his foul, popped to Bishop. No runs. ATHLETICS —Grimm came in to the center of the diamond to take Bishop's little fly. After fouling a pair of strikes and passing up two bad ones, Haas got Iris second straight hit of the game, a ringing single to right. Cochrane picked out one to his liking and sent it bounding to center field. Haas taking second. The fans were on edge as Sim mons came up. Bush pitched three straight balls before getting the first strike over. A1 then skied to McMillan j in on the grass. Bush made a couple I of faints at throwing to get Haas of! j second, then fooled Foxx with a wide ; hook. One ball followed and Foxx j grounded to short, and when English j fumbled the corners* were crowded. This ‘ was Woody's fourth error of the series, j Bush’s first two pitches to Miller were j called strikes, and Bing's swing at the next resulted in an easy fly to Stephen son in left. Bush had gotten out of a bad hole. No runs. FOURTH INNING. CHlCAGO—English was earnestly ap- i plauded as he came to bat, but his best j j effort was a high fly. which Foxx caught | standing on the foul line. Hornsby j fouled, strike one. took number two, and ! after passing up two high deliveries, was called out on strikes for the second straight time. This was the sixth oc casion on which Roger had been victim ized in the series. Wilson's second hit in a row and his fifth straight, counting the three he made in the last game at Chicago, was a single to right. Earn shaw' needed but three pitches to dis pose of Cuyler. who took the last one. j This was the sixth time that Kiki had j been thus victimized In the set. No runs. ATHLETICS—Hitting at the first ball ! pitched. Dykes lofted to Wilson in left j center Boley's second straight hit was a line single to center. Earnshaw prompt’y sacrificed with a neat bunt, j which McMillan threw' to Grimm 1 Bishop waited out the full string and drew a free ticket. Haas proved un equal to a third consecutive safety, his little fly to Cuyler ending the Mackian threat, and the fourth inning ended with the A’s having eight men left on the bases. No runs. FIFTH INNING. CHICAGO —Earnshaw missed his tar get three limes before getting a strike over for Stephenson. Another followed , and Bishop then tossed him out. , Max trotted well into right field to grab < Grimm's high fly. Taylor became strike out victim number seven for Earnshaw. He had to use but three pitches to set him down. No runs. ATHLETICS —Cochrane made it two hits in a row when he beat out a rap j to English in deep short. The play at. first base was close. Simmons took one strike before lining to Wilson in center. Poxx's vicious lunge resulted in a topped drive down the first base line, and he was tossed out by Bush, Cochrane going 1 to second. It was here that Miller made j a bid for a share of world series glory | by cracking a clean single to center, which scored Cochrane from second base for the first run of the game. With Dykes up. Miller died attempting to | steal, on Taylor’s perfect peg to Horns by. One run. SIXTH INNING. CHICAGO —Bush's maneuvers in the ] batter's box on Earnshaw brought fruit, wh*n he drew the Cubs' first base on balls. In an effort to sacrifice, McMil lan popped, Cochrane making a running ■ catch of the ball back of the plate, i English fouled three times before send ing a slow roller toward third, which - Dvkes fumbled. Bush pulling up at sec i ond. This was Jimmy's second error of ■ the series. Hornsby then made partial ■ amends tor his former helplessness at lhe but by slashing a single past Boley ■ to left field, scoring Bush with the tying ■ run and putting English on second. t Bishop made a nice stop of Wilson’s - hot, smash and flagged him at first, as 1 both runners advanced. This put the Issue up to Cuyler, and he met it by THE EVENING STATE. WASHINGTON. D. 0., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11. 1929. i whacking a clean single over second I base after the count had reached three | and two. to score both English and Hornsby and put. the Cubs two runs to j the good. Stephenson was then unable ; to keep the rally going, however, being I set down on a little fly to Miller. Three runs. ATHLETICS —Dykes sent a long fly ]to Stephenson In deep left. Boley | fouled to Grimm on the first ball pitched. Earnshaw proved an easy I strikeout victim for the second time. No runs. I SEVENTH INNING. CHICAGO —Earnshaw reached up for Grimm’s bounder and snuffed him with a toss to Foxx. Taylor was a first-ball hitter and flied to Miller. Bush again employed tactics designed to disconcert his mound rival, but was unsuccessful I this time, being called out on strikes, j No runs. ATHLETICS--Bishop’s first hit of the 1 j series was a bounder that just eluded i the grass in front of Hornsby, for a ! single. The second strike for Haas was a bunt which rolled foul. Bush's next delivery hit the dirt in front of the plate. Taylor was lucky to stop it. Bishop went to second on the wild pitch. Taylor dropped a foul tip for what would have been the third strike on j Haas. The latter then raised a fly, j which Taylor got under in foul terri- j tory. Bush was off direction with his first three pitches to Cochrkne, and Mickey walked when the next one was also wide. This brought up Simmons, and after taking one ball and one strike, he sent Wilson back for his long fly. Bishop taking third and Cochrane sec ond after the catch. This offered Foxx a chance again to enact the role of hero, but his lunge at the first ball was topped in front of the plate and Taylor tossed him out. No runs. EIGHTH INNING. CHICAGO —McMillan sent on easy grounder to Boley. English was Earn shaw's ninth sLikeout victim. Swing ing at the first ball pitched. Hornsby got his second straight hit. a drive to right field, on which Miller narrowly missed making a shoestring catch. It netted two bases. Earnshaw hurled three straight balls to Wilson, who walked after one strike had been called. Earnshaw's first ball to Cuyler was a near wild pitch. Kiki finally fouled to Foxx. No runs. ATHLETICS-Miller was set dawn on a soft bounder to English. Dykes made Stephenson back up against the left field barrier to get his fly. Boley lofted to Cuyler. No runs. NINTH INNING. j CHICAGO —Stephenson led off with . a clean double close to the foul line in ! left, his first hit of the game. Grimm broke his bat in sending a little bounder to the box. Stephenson held second. I Bishop backed up to get Taylor's fly. | Bush fanned for the third time, swing ing at the last pitch. No runs. ATHLETICS—Homer Suma, utility outfielder, W'as sent in to bat for Earn shaw as the A’s came up in the final round two runs in the rear, and fouled Bush's first two pitches for strikes, and ! then missed with a mighty lounge‘for | the third. Grimm took care of Bishop’s I sharp rap and the fans started leaving ! their seats. The A's' last hope faded ! when Haas bounded to Hornsby. No runs. POLICEMAN TAKES TWO AFTER EXCITING CHASE Fines for Reckless Driving- and I Having oN Permit Imposed on One; Loaning Permit on Other. Policeman K. P. Greenlow of the : Traffic Bureau indulged in what he j described as the most exciting chase I of his career yesterday afternoon and i arrested one man lor reckless driving | and for no permit and another person j for loaning his permit. Judge Ralph Given fined Leroy | Grecnwald, U. S. N., attached to the j Naval Air Station, SSO on charges of reckless driving and of operating an automobile without a permit. Thomas H. White, 132 Q street, was fined $25 for loaning ills driver's permit. Greenlow said he chased a car In ■ which the two men were riding with 1 several girls lor more than two miles through the Northeast section of the city. He said that the traffic was heavy on the streets and both participating vehicles were nearly wrecked many times as they dashed down streets rnd around corners at a speed estimated at I 00 miles an hour. I When he finally stopped the fugitive car at Fifth and K streets northeast, he saw White, who was riding in the rumble seat, give Greenwald, the driver, his pocketbook, which he <ater found ' to contain the former’s driver's permit. | BLEASE FLAYS OMISSION j OF NAMES FROM RECORDj By the Associated Press. Objection to omission from today's Congressional Record of a list of South Carolina soldiers who died in the World War was voiced in the Senate today by Senator Blease, Democrat. South Caro lina, who Inquired whether it was a “Northerner or a Southerner - ’ responsi ble for the omission, adding that lists lof the dead from other States were ! printed. "It's a dirty, contemptible, cowardly I trick," lie said. j Chairman Fesa of the printing com mittee explained oil the floor afterward that “no affront" was meant and <nat lack of time overnight for printing had caused the omission. A note in the record said the list would appear later. J STIMSON EXPLODES NAVAL POOL BELIEF j Secretary’s Formal State ment Denies Anglo-U. S. Sea Forces Were Joined. In a formal statement Issued today Secretary of State Stimson denied that ' there had been any suggestion of pool , ing of the navies of Great Britain and , the United States to maintain the peace I of the world in the conversations which ! toSk place here during the visit of Pre- I mier Macdonald. The statement follows: In reading comments upon the prime | minister’s visit and the joint statement which was issued on his departure I have noticed a statement which so com i pletely misconceives and misrepresents j the actual facts and the spirit of our ; conference that I cannot let it pass j without correction. "Mr. David Lawrence says that | ’Great Britain and the United States | have, in effect, agreed to pool their i navies to maintain the peace of the I world.’ During the whole of our con- I versa tions there was not a syllable of | such a suggestion. The tenor of the j conversations was exactly the reverse | and I believe that the joint, statement i makes that perfectly clear. The under standing which we aimed at was a moral understanding The influence i which we are seeking to exert is a moral | influence and not a military one. The : basis of our discussions was the Kellogg ; Briand pact of peace, which aims at outlawing war and all forcible means of compulsion of nations, and which relies wholly upon the public opinion of the world as its sole sanction. This breathes throughout the entire joint statement made yesterday from the, beginning where we say that we dis cussed some of the ’means by which the moral force of our countries can be exerted for peace’ down to the final sentence where we said that we were endeavoring to take steps which would be a contribution toward efforts for peace, ‘not by military organization, but by peaceful means rooted in public opinion and enforced by a sense of justice in the civilized world.’ "Nothing could have been further j away from the truth than to suspect | that we contemplated any joinder or l pooling of our navies No such idea | was even broached or discussed.” LEWIS SUSPENDS ILLINOIS UNIONS Mine Workers' Leader Sets Up Provisional District Or ganization. By the Associated Press. SPRINGFIELD, 111.. October 11.— A riot squad of the Springfield police department was called to the headquarters of the Illinois Mine Workers today to prevent provision al officers, appointed by Interna tional President Lewis, from taking possession by force. By the Associated Preas. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., October 11.— John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers of America, has sus pended the charter of district 12, com ! prising the State of Illinois, and has set up a provisional district organiza tion to carry on. the activities of the organization. Notice of the suspension was mailed yesterday from Lewis’ office to the officers and members of all subdistricts and local unions in the provisional dls j trict and to the Illinois Coal Operators’ | Labor Association. I The suspension order set forth acts ; of the old officers and executive board of the district, which it declared con stituted a record "of maladministration, incompetency, dishonesty, misappropria tion, defiance and insubordination’’ which could not be ignored by the in ternational union. BLEASE PROPOSAL TO PROBE POLICE APPROVED BY SENATE (Continued From First Page.) Chinese, who was found dead early this Summer. | The only change in the original reso lution made by the audit and control committee was a minor one, fixing the amount to be spent for the incidental expense of conducting the inquiry. Shortly after the resolution was passed Chairman Capper of the Senate District committee said he would con fer this afternoon with the other mem bers of the committee w r lth a view' to arranging for a meeting tomorrow to make arrangements for the investiga tion. The amendment which the audit and control committee made before report ing the resolution fixes the expenditure to be made by the District committee as not to exceed SSOO. It authorizes the committee to spend funds for books and papers, as well as to subpoena witnesses. When apprised of the action of the ' Senate. United States Attorney Rover said: I am perfectly willing and an xious to tell ihe Senators everything that occurred in my office in connec tion with the McPherson case and the Chinese murder matter as well as any other case In which they may be in terested.” Chairman Capper announced this afternpon that the committee has been called to meet at 10:30 o'clock tomor row morning to take up the Blease resolution. ! FENG OPENSDRIVE AGAINST NATIONALISTS By the Associated Press. NANKING. China, October 11.—War between the Nationalist government and the powerful forces of Marshal Feng Yu-Hsiang, war lord of Central China, is believed here to be Inevitable. Little has been heard of Feng lately, but his forces were today reported al ready moving against the Nationalists with Hankow as their objective. The Nationalist state council today ordered the arrest of Lun Chung-t.in, minister of war, and Gen. Liu Chi, j ablest of Marshal Feng’s commanders lon the grounds that they were fre quently plotting against the govern ment. Both men escaped from Nanking. DR. E. L. HYDE DIES. Foot Infection Ends Fatally for Noted Evangelist. PHILADELPHIA. October 11 iff*).— The Rev. Dr. Edward Lincoln Hyde, 64, well known evangelist and president of the Pitman Grove (N. J.) Camp Meet ing Association, died today following amputation of his loot as the result ot an infection. In his ministry of 44 years, Dr. Hyde had spoken in nearly every Slate in the Ufiion. H» was conference evangelist of the Methodist Episcopal Church In this section. [CARAWAY NAMES ! TWO FOR HEARING ! i Lobby Probe to Open With i Tariff Commission Expert i and Ex-Member. i By the Associated Press. Senator Caraway announced today ! that Frederick L. Koch, a Tariff Com- 11 mission expert., and William Burgess, , i former member of the Tariff Commis -1 sion, would be the first witnesses to ; testify Tuesday when the Senate lobby | Investigating committee opens its in- j quiry. Koch and Burgess, said Caraway, the committee chairman, would be asked if they knew of any lobbying activities in connection with the tariff bill. The former, whose home is in Baltl i more, Md.. is chief of the ceramics j division of the Tariff Commission, which J Is concerned with rates on building ma- I terials and earthenware. Burgess is a representative of th" 1 United States Potters’ Association and Lighting Equipment Manufacturers, but appeared at the tariff hearings before the Senate finance committee, as he cx ■ plained it, only as an individual to ad vocate the adoption of the American valuation base for assessment of ad , valorem duties. At that time Burgess said he had been retained by no one. although he contended a large majority of the manufacturers of the country would In dorse his position on valuation. In calling Burgess and Koch the Senate investigators are going first into activities of the Tariff Commission itself. They have before them reports that attempts were made to influence the 1 valuation appraisals of some commis 'l sion experts. "We are going to ascertain,” Senator Caraway stated, "if efforts were made to lobby with or influence agents of I the tariff board in arriving at their con clusions as to values and cost of pro • duction.” Subpoenas were not Issued for either ’ Burgess or Koch, the two witnesses as suring Caraway they would appear. | The Arkansas Senator said he would I announce the name of other witnesses later. - ■ • OFFICIALS DOUBT DAYTON HAD PLANNED MURDER AND SUICIDE (Continued From First Page.) friends of Dayton’s who wdshed to re- I main anonymous had engaged counsel. He declined further to identify the person. Members of the homicide squad, in investigating the theory of premeditated murder, are seeking to determine just what Dayton had in mind when he registered at the Roosevelt for "J. H. and J. C. Burton of Baltimore.” The hotel clerk on duty at the time said Dayton, when he came to the desk carrying a handbag, told him he w'as expecting his brother later in the dav. Dayton, confessing the crime to police, did not say if he engaged the room for the purpose of bringing the girl to it. At the time he was rooming at 1818 H street, in a third-floor bed room which he rented about a week before the murder. His story of his movements after hir ing the hotel room Is hazy. He said he had been drinking heavily and could scarcely remember when he dressed in a tuxedo and went to the girl’s Six teenth street apartment about 9 o’clock Monday night to keep a dinner engage ment made Saturday. That the girl herself expected to go out to dinner was evident from her dress, a lace-covered dark orange eve ning frock. Dayton said while the two were out together he bought more I I whisky, two pint bottles of "bonded* l rye, and they went to the hotel room some time after 11 that night, following a meal "somewhere downtown.” Gun Story Is Questioned. The police are not satisfied with Day ton’s explanation of his possession of the gun. He told them he bought it at a seccnd-hand shop, either on Ninth or D street. Dayton explained he was a tormer prison guard at Leavenworth Penitentiary, and had grown accustom ed to having a revolver with him. Dayton had no difficulty getting a room at the hotel, the clerk said, be cause he was well dressed, apparently sober, was carrying luggage and gave a satisfactory explanation of why he re quired a double room. Police have encountered considerable difficulty in establishing the time of the girl’s death. Dayton believes it must have occurred sometime Tuesday mom i ing. he told officers, adding that the period between that time and when he finally decided to call police was spent m a drunken stupor. 1 Dayton had temporary periods of ■ lucidity, he said, during which he sat I beside the dead girl and tried to steel himself to commit suicide with his rc ; volver. This story is borne out by hotel at tendants, :t was learned today. The maid detailed to, the eighth-floor rooms i on Tuesday morning called three times i | during the day with the intention of making the beds and cleaning up the room, at 10:30 am. and 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Each time, the maid told the man- | ager of the hotel, she received no re- | sponse to her knocks. Believing the j occupants of the room out, she said. 1 she opened the door and looked inside ; three times. Saw Two Forms oil Bed. On >very occasion, according to the ] maid, she found the shades drawn and could see in the dim light two motion less and silent forms beneath the cover let on one of the twin beds. Whether Dayton was lying in a j drunken stupor beside the body of the girl he had strangled or whether some spark of life remained in the girl is a matter of speculation. It was further learned, however, that Dayton ordered two malted milks and I two ham sandwiches brought to the room at 5 p.m. Tuesday, one hour and a half after the last visit of the maid. The order was delivered from the I pharmacy on the ground floor of the I hotel. The boy who made the delivery, j Max Swales, colored, was met at the J door by a man clad in a dressing gown 1 or bath robe, which he pulled tightly j about his body as he paid the bill. Swales said all the shades were i drawn, and in the dim light he could I not see anything within the room but the man standing in the light of the | half-open door. He said the man gave him a dollar bill, telling him to keep j the 20 cents change left from the bill. The call came into the pharmacy j over the house telephone, and was re ceived by the manager. Dr. Harr., Ken ! ner. Dr. Kenner said a man’s voice mumbled incoherently into the trans mitter. and that he had to assist him ’ ; to make up his mind as to wliat he , wanted. The pharmacist said he formed the opinion at the time that the other was very drunk or very ill. BODY IN PITTSBURGH. PITTSBURGH, Pa., October 11 </P). —The body of Marjorie O’Donnell, for- , mer Pittsburgh newspaper woman, ar , rived today lrom Washington, where ; I Dexter C. Dayton Is being held on a < charge of slaying the young woman. | The body was accompanied by Wash- I ington relatives. An undertaker boarded the train at ■ East Liberty, a suburb, and directed re- , 1 moval of the casket, which was placed < in ambulance and taken from the sta- ; i tion. The relatives are reported to have left train at East Liberty. I CENTER OF CULT INVESTIGATION Mr. and Mn. W. P. Rhoads, foster parents of Wills Rhoads, 19-year-old cult princess, whose body was buried under the floor of their house after being pre served in ice for more than a year as part of the rites of the Divine Order of the Royal Arm of the Great Eleven. —Associated Press Photo. ELIOT INDICATES SOLUTION OF 16th STREET PROBLEMS | Assessments Must Be Related to tke Uses | Permitted Under the Zoning Laws, City Planner Declares. This is she concluding article o/ a series discussing the effects of i zoning on lower Sixteenth street. BY DON S. WARREN. The inevitable conclusion drawn from the da'a gathered by The Star in , it.s study of the lower Sixteenth street case—that the clash of high assessments | with existing zoning restrictions has drastically delayed, if not upset, in a -large j measure the city planning for the section—suggests one possible solution that is Just, as apparent, in the opinion of some observers. Charles W. Eliot. 2d, city planner of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, in a prepared statement today declares in part: "More and more assessors are realizing that the public and the real estate interests are determined j that control over the use of property through zoning shall be maintained, and j : that, therefore, assessments must be related to the uses permitted under the zoning laws. "Any apparent conflict between zoning and assessments will be reconciled , when the permanence of zoning is recognized and when speculation in land values is restrained by realization of such permanence.” The Star’s compilation of facts has shown that while lower Sixteenth street is zoned for residential purposes only, assessments on properties in this resi dential strip are based on its "possible” future commercial use, with the sale prices on nearby commercial properties, so zoned, being made a reason for high Sixteenth street assessments and with but scant consideration being given to zoning restrictions on this street where commerce is barred. Suggests Readjustment. The solution suggested in the state ment by Mr. Eliot is that assessments on the" Sixteenth street properties be readjusted with proper consideration given to zoning restrictions. A number of other suggested solutions of the Six teenth street problem, which have been brought to the attention of The Star, also are outlined herewith, though not as an argument for or against any proposal. Col. U. S. Grant, 3d, member of the Zoning Commission and executive of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and Maj. Donald A. Davi son, executive of the zoning body, have refrained from commenting on the mat ter since they are officially associated with zoning. Mr. Eliot declares in his prepared statement that the series of articles on zoning and assessment of property on Sixteenth street between Lafayette Square and Scott Circle illustrate some of the most difficult problems of zoning and city planning. Discussed Throughout U. S. "The relation of zoning to assessed values is now a subject of discussion throughout the country.” he continues. "Because zoning is a comparatively new factor in the development of real es tate, and because zoning regulations can be changed by political action, the assessors of the county were at first inclined to Ignore zoning regulations in determining tax values. Since the pur pose of zoning is to promote stability of values and to assign,uses to appropriate areas, reasonable and sustained zoning will necessarily affect values. "Because zoning action is always negative—you shall not do this or that' —and because the pressure of taxation is a very positive force, zoning and tax assessments may come into serious con flict. More and more assessors are realizing that the public and the real estate interests are determined that control over the use of property through i zoning shall be maintained and that, therefore, assessments must be related to the uses permitted under the zoning laws. "On the other hand, zoning is not an instrument to promote sales of real es tate. The records of sales and assess ments cited in the articles above refer red to indicate that the assessments on lower Sixteenth street approximate the true value under the existing zoning regulations. A slow market may be a hardship to individual owners, but is | hardly a sufficient argument to warrant change of zoning regulations. “Cannot Favor the Few.” “In a recent memorandum of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission on heigths of buildings it 1 was pointed out that ’since the Zoning 1 Commission must necessarily act as dls | interested guardians of the entire citi zenry, other things being equal, it can not favor the few against the many, but j should rather protect the rights of the many at the risk of restraining some of ! the few.’ This argument is equally ap plicable to changes of zoning from resi dential to commercial uses. When the Zoning Commission is asked to change the zoning on lower Sixteenth street because of a slow market for residential property in that vicinity it is asked to increase the area zoned commercial, which is already in excess of needs. “As pointed out by Harold S. Butten heim at the National Conference on City Planning this year, ’No one wants business and industry to remain static; but a great handicap to the orderly de velopment of most communities is that too much space, rather than too little, is provided for purposes of manufacture and trade. “ We have the spectacle of our small town Main streets spoiled for a mile in length as sites for pleasant homes by j straggling and struggling retail stores. | The zoner or realtor who provides soil j so- two such stores to grow where only ' one is needed is far from being as great a i public benefactor as he would bp i could he devise a method of restricting business property to the reasonable needs of the community without cre ating a form of land monopoly which would be to the community's detriment.' Suited for Development. "A change in the zoning of Sixteenth street would deprive Washington of the outstanding residential street in the downtown area. Such a street Ls cer tainly needed, and Sixteenth street is eminently suited to development w'ith residential hotels, institutions and apartments. “There must a border line between commercial and residential areas some where. Presumably, as assessors of real estate come to recognize zoning as a permanent force in relation to values note will be taken of the possible hard ship suffered by residential properties by proximity to business areas. In such border-line cases hardship may not be apparent for many years, due to specu lation in the real estate market or other causes, and in such cases a particularly difficult problem is presented to the assessor. "Any apparent, conflict between zon ing and assessments will be reconciled, when the permanence of zoning is rec ognized and when speculation in land values is restrained by realization of such permanence.” Quoted sale prices employed by the tax assessors in arriving at assessed values on Sixteenth street properties, The Star s collection of figures shows, largely supported the assessed values, though three foreclosures were found to have occurred there in the past six years, and statements are made by nu merous property owners there that they can neither rent nor sell at reasonable figures. It is suggested by some com petent observers also that speculation as to the passible future use of lower Sixteenth street may explain some of i the sale prices. Ground Assessments Quoted. To recapitulate briefly, also, the study showed that residences on lower Six- I teenth street had ground assessments j ranging from $7 to S3O per square foot, i while in several of Washington’s best ! residential sections the rates vary from \ $1.75 to sll per square foot: that apart ment sites on lower Sixteenth street : range from $lO to S2O per square foot. ! while those in other sections studied range from $1.65 to $lO per square foot. ! The statement is made by competent persons that should the assessed values on lower Sixteenth street land be re duced nearly to figures comparable with those on other sections zoned for resi dential use, the street in short order would be developed with attractive; apartments, hotels and institutional I buildings, as desired and planned by the . city planners. Other suggested solutions may be in teresting. The hopes of property own ers on lower Sixteenth street that the section be given a first commercial classification, in conformity with the surrounding areas, of course, are well known. Such petitions have been re jected by the Zoning Commission in the past. Alternative Is Outlined. Another alternative, which now is being followed, is to adopt a laissez faire policy, leaving the existing zoning and assessment system stand and await the time when supply and demand may j bring the developments to the street ! that the city planning calls for. But ! some interested patties claim this may ! be many, many years hence, while I property owners there are paying ex- j orbitant assessments for residential j properties. Another suggested solution would be to i..edify the zoning to permit only the highest type of first commercial de velopments. such as office buildings, the designs of the proposed new structures to be subject to approval by both the Zon ing Commission and the Park and Plan ning Commission, so that only struc tures that would be worthy additions to the street might be permitted. This, it is pointed out, might call for authori zation from Congress, unless it is found that the Zoning Commission might set up some new amendment to the zoning code permitting such optional approval of plans. Another alternative suggested is that J the Government, wishing to protect the “Avenue of the Presidents” as an ; approach to the White House, which I now is virtually surrounded by first com ercial piroperties. with the excep- ! tion of the public grounds south of the i executive mansion and Lafayette I Square, might condemn and acquire 1 lower Sixteenth street and convert it j | into a park or sites for Government ! | buildings. RUSSIAN FLYERS PLAN TO HOP OFF TOMORROW . - By the Associated Press. SEATTLE, October 11. —The Russian plane. Land of the Soviets, flying from Moscow to New York, will take off for : Seattle tomorrow from Waterfall. Alaska, if present plans hold, the naval air base at Sand Point was informed today. The Russians were forced down by j motor trouble at Waterfall last week l soon after they left Sitka. A new motor j wi3 sent to the flyers from here. The j air line distance from Waterfall to Seattle is approximately 450 miles. ACKER ARRESTED ON SPEED CHARGE ON CONSTABLE GOOD’S COMPLAINT , Officer Accused of Shooting at Law Student Swears Out Warrant. When William Acker, Washington law student, arrived in Marlboro today to press charges of assault brought by him against a Maryland constable and deputy who fired a pistol shot at him during a chase on the Baltimore road last week he was arrested on charges of speeding and reckless driving. The arrest of Acker was made on a ; warrant sworn out by Constable Walter ; F. Good of Berwyn, who is alleged to ! have fired the shot. Acker had formally accused Good and i hts deputy, Glenwood Willie, also of I Berwyn, of assault in warrants which he swore out yesterday on ihe advice „of State's Attorney J. Frank Parran. UNCOVER DEATH OF CULT MEMBERS Whereabouts of Five Others Mystifies Officials —One Baked in Oven. 8v the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES. October 11. —The veil of mystery cloaking the disappear ance of seven members of the "Divine Order of the Royal Arm of the Great Eleven” was * partially lifted today by the announcement of authorities that two of the seven had died and had been buried in Southern California towns. One died after being baked in a brick oven. Investigators said they had located in Ventura, Calif., the grave of Mrs. Harlene Satoris, 30, of Portland, Oreg., and obtained information that the body of Mrs. Prances May Turner had been buried in San Gabriel, a Los Angeles suburb, although the death certificate had been filed in Ventura. Subjected to Baking. Mrs. Jennie Blackburn, mother of the high priestess of the cult, admitted to police yesterday that Mrs. Turner had been subjected to baking in an effort to cure her of paralysis. Mrs. Blackburn said Mrs. Turner was placed in the oven under a netting which supported hot bricks. She was kept there at intervals extending over two days. Two days after this •'treat ment" stopped Mrs. Turner died. Mrs. Blackburn told officers that Mrs. Mar garet Sands, a sister of the paralyzed woman, was at the cult's camp, where i the oven was located, at the time of Mrs. Turner’s death. Doctor Signed Certificate. Dr. F. A. Yoakum of Moor Park, ; Calif., who signed Mrs. Satoris’ death j certificate on May 4. 1928, said he at tended the woman during her last ill ness. but was not present when she died at the cult’s colony in the Santa Susana Mountains. It was stated at the coroner's office | that, no report would be made for at least three days on the chemical tests | being made on the body of Willa Rhoads. 19-year-old cult priestess, whose body was found beneath the home of i her foster parents in Venice, a Beach j suburb. The cause of death has not been determined. Mrs. Martha Rhoads, the girl's foster mother. Is held in jail in connection with the finding of the body. STAR DOST, NEW POETRY JOURNAL, IS OFF PRESS Verses by Paul Claudel and Justice Stafford in First Issue. Published Here. Verses by Paul Claudel, the French ; Ambassador, and by Justice Wendell j Phillips Stafford of the Supreme Court ! of the District of Columbia are in cluded In selected poems appearing in Star Dust, a journal of* poetry pub lished in Washington, whose first num ber has just been issued. Edith Mirick and John Lee Higgins, both of this city, are the editors, with Louise Kidder Sparrow, also of Wash ington, as editor of translations. The little journal will be published thrice yearly. It will contain translations from the works of cotemporary Euro pean and Oriental poets, while the list of contributing editors includes a num ber of well known names. Awards are to be made for the out j standing work in each number, while ; prize contests of other journals will be | regularly listed. MISTRIAL ASKED IN FALL CASE BY FEDERAL COUNSEL (Continued From First Page.) bronchial pneumonia.” He explained • that this morning, at 9:30 o'clock, the defendant’s condition had improved , somewhat, his temperature was a little lower, but the condition of the lung was ' the same. Claims Trial By Ordeal. Justice Hits said it was obvious that nothing could be done before Monday and that he could see little likelihood of any improvement in Fall's condition ! "We can’t have a trial by ordeal," Justice Hits said. Mr. Hogan was immediately on his feet. He insisted that it had been a trial of ordeal for the last four days, and added. “If the Government wants a trial by ordeal, this defendant wants to meet it now.” He again pleaded with the court to wait until Monday. He indicated that Mr. Fall did not want the indictment hanging over his head, without having an opportunity to vindicate himself t Justice Hitz suggested that the court might go on with the case on Monday, but added that he was not disposeo to consent to further interruptions nor to go through re-examinations of the pa tient’s condition. He consulted with counsel, however, and decided to reserve judgment until later this afternoon on the question of continuance or declaring a mistrial. "The ordeal In this trial is not solely confined to the defendant,” Justice Hitz reminded defense counsel. STEVENS PLEADS GUILTY TO SMOKE SCREEN CHARGE John Stevens, 28 years old. 300 N street southwest., today pleaded guilty to possession of an automobile equipped with a smoke screen, when called for trial before Chief Justice McCoy in Criminal Division 3. The case was referred to Probation Officer Steele for investigation and report. Stevens was a passenger In an alleged rum-running car in which Ottmer Herman Fleming, 21 years old, was killed by a police officer last April. He was captured when the auto had been halted by a tire being punctured by the officer’s bullet. Attorney Bertrand Emerson appeared for the accused: The warrants were issued by Justice of the Peace H. W. Gore. Constable Good and his deputy went to Marlboro this morning, presumablv to defend themselves against the assault charges, but when Acker arrived he was promptly placed under arrest. Judge Gore postponed trial of the charges against all three men until Wednesday and released Acker on his personal bond. Acker claims the constable and his deputy stopped him with a pistol shot while he was driving to his home from laurel and searched his machine under the Impression-he was a rum-runner. Gov Albert C. Ritchie is said to be studying a report of the case made at his request by H. R. Baker, special agent of the Motor Vehicle Commission.