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WEATHER.
(C. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast»
Cloudy tonight and tomorrow; prob
ably rain tomorrow; not much change in
temperature; lowest tonight about 42 de
grees. Temperatures—Highest. 61. at
1:45 p.m. yesterday, lowest. 38, at 6 a.m.
today. Full report on page 9.
Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages f 3,14 &15
Entered as second clasa mutter
post office. Washington. D. C.
V Q1 OQC
JNO. 01,-OU.
RALLY IN STOCKS
CHECKS DECLINES
AFTER EARLY DROP
Market Rebounds in Impres
sive Fashion as Confident
Wave of Buying Develops.
DISTRESS LIQUIDATION'
IS BELIEVED COMPLETED
Brokers Express View Tliat Market
Has Beached Bottom
Price Level.
BT STANLEY W. PRENOSIL,
Associated Press Financial Editor.
NEW YORK, November 7— Breaking
•harply to new low ground on what ap
peared to be further distress selling at
the opening today, stock prices there
upon rallied in spectacular fashion,
wiping out most of the early declines
of 15 to nearly *32 a share in the lead
ing issues, and converting many of
them into gains, ranging from *1 to *lB
a share. It was one of the most im
pressive recoveries since the current
“bear" market started with the disas
trous break of October 24.
See End of Decline.
Many brokers accepted the strong
buying support which came into the
market after the first flurry of selling
had subsided as evidence that the mar
ket had "struck bottom,” at least for
the time being, and that the bulk of
the distress stock that has been over
hanging the market had been cleaned
up. The rally started before the end
of the first hour and continued through
to the close, although final prices
showed some concessions from the
day’s high levels.
in accordance with the rulmg the
opening of trading Monday, today’s ses
sion of the New York Stock Exchange
was limited to three hours, closing at
1 p.m. Just before the close, the
ticker was reported as 72 minutes late,
with indications that the usual last
minute rush of trading would delay the
priting of the final quotation for about
two hours.
Closing Price*.
Closing prices, together with net
changes compared with the previous
close, on 50 leading issues are given
below. When trading ceased at 1 p.m..
the stock ticker was approximately two
hours behind in reporting transactions,
and the final quotations were fumisned
by the stock exchange over the bond
ticker; . . .
American Can, 120, up 5; American
St Foreign Power, 73. up 13; American
Smelting. 74%. down I*4; American
Telegraph & Telephone, 328, up 11;
Anaconda Copper, 85%, UP 3 %: Andes
Copper, 38Vi. up 3%. ~
Atlantic Refining. 42, up %: Balti
more St Ohio, IIBV4, up 2 Vi; Barnsdall
"A,” 24, up %; Bethlehem Steel, 83,
up 6%; Briggs Mfg.. 12%. down %:
Canadian Pacific. 205, up 7; Cerro de
Pasco, 69, down 1.
Chrysler, 32%, down %: Colorado Gas j
St Electric, 71, up 6; Columbia Grapho
phone. 34 U. up 1%; Commonwealth &
Southern, 13%. down Vi: Consolidated
Oa«, 08%, UP 7%; Erie Railroad. 53, up
414; General Electric, 224, up 18; Gen
eral Foods, 48%, up 1%.
General Motors, 43%, up 3; Gold
Dust. 42. up 4%; Hudson Motors, 47,
no change; Johns Manvillc, 115, up 13;
Kennecott Copper, 67%, up %; Missouri,
Kansas St Texas, 35%, up 3%; Mont
gomery Ward, 62%, up 5; National Cash
Register, 76, up 1; National Dairy
Products, 49%, up 4%; New York Cen
tral, 185. up 5%. „ _
Packard Motor, 17%. up %: Pan-
American Petroleum B, 60, up %; Par
amount Famous Lasky, 52%, up 5%.
Radio Corporation, 37%, up 5; Sears-
Roebuck, 102%, up 4%; Sinclair Con
solidated Oil, 26%, up %: Standard Oil
New Jersey, 63%. up 2%; Studebaker,
46%. down 3**: Texas Corporation,
53%. down %; Texas Gulf Sulphur, 54,
down %. v „ ,
Union Carbide, 81%, up 10%; Union
Pacific, 224Vj, up 9%; United Aircraft,
48. down 7%; United Corporation, 30%,
up 3; United States steel, 174%, ups%:
Vanadium. 54, down 1%; Warner Pic
(Continued on Page 2, Column 8.)
STANDARD OIL TO BACK
EMPLOYES’ INVESTMENTS
hr the Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, November 7.— The
Standard Oil Co. of California will as- j
sist its employes to protect their securi
ties investments in cases where stocks
bought on loans have declined enough
to threaten their holdings.
An announcement yesterday said;
"To those employes who have made
loans, which under the present de
pressed condition of the securities mar
ket may threaten their investment, the
company has offered assistance.”
A 2 per cent stock dividend, payable
December 16 to holders of record No
vember 16, also was announced by the
company. This will require the distri
bution of 251.882 shares, worth nearly
*16.000.000 at yesterday's closing price
of *63.25.
DISPLAY OF FOREIGN TOYS
DISRUPTS SENATE SESSION
4 - - -
Dignified Lawmakers Unable to Resist Temptation to
Make Wheels Go ’Round.
By the Associated Press.
Senatorial dignity gave way to a
premature Yuletide spirit in the Senate
chamber today as veteran and junior
members in going to their desks passed
a huge display of knicknacks ranging
from brass boms to bird cages.
Gathering about the big table of ex
hibits Senator after Senator could not
resist the temptation to pick up an
article to see the wheels go ’round or to
smell of the aroma of a foreign per
fume.
In the middle of a quorum call when
all was supposed to be quiet like the
night before Christmas, Senator Norris
of Nebraska, chairman of the judiciary
committee, fetched a huge bra?-! horn,
rose on his toes and made many
arocn i him hold their ears as he began,
but did not finish a powerful blast.
Then another Senator lifted a
Dawes Tries New
Collar as London
Lacks “V-Neck”
Orthodox Wing Style
Takes Place of Ambas
sador's “Fold-Over.”
By the Associated Press.
Observing friends of Ambassador
Charles G. Dawes have been speculating
on whether one of two personal acces
sories that he has made famous is to be
seen no longer.
During Gen. Dawes’ visit to the White
House this week, the well known uoder
slung pipe has been a steady companion,
1 but that peculiar fold-over collar with
1 a V opening in front has been replaced
j by the more Orthodox wing neckwear.
This much light was thrown on the
situation today by Rufus C. Dawes, the
general’s brother, who is visiting in
Washington. The change came about
because "of the exigencies of London
haberdashers,” said Rufus, adding that
the British apparently never heard of
that odd collar of his brother’s.
When Gen. Dawes himself was asked
about it, he waived his hand in mock
seriousness in much the same manner
he did when he was asked some time
ago about silk stockings and knee
breeches, asserting:
"I won’t say a thing about anything
like that."
arndTdMed
AT LOBBY HEARING
Southern Tariff Association
Head Defends Self
Under Fire.
J .A. Arnold, general manager of the j
Southern Tariff Association, was pic- ;
tured as unfair to the interests he pre
sumed to serve today by the Senate
lobby committee, which inquired further
into his political activities in behalf of
certain agricultural rates in the tariff
bill.
Numerous letters purporting to reveal
Arnold’s interest in asking the two
Democratic Florida Senators, Fletcher
and Trammell, to support the whole
bill in exchange for higher rates on
Florida products, and the elimination of
the so-called seasonal provision, were
read into the committee record.
Arnold was described by Senator
Blaine, Republican, of Wisconsin, as
determined to force the Florida Senators
to vote according to the tariff associa
tion's wishes by using every Influence,
political, financial and social, at his
command.
Arnold denied any such activities.
It was not necessary to “whip the j
Florida Senators in line,” he said, add- 1
ing that it *u necessary only to con-i
vint* them of the reasonableness of
their position.
Fletcher Refuses to “Trade.”
Senator Fletcher vigorously refused
to subscribe to the association’s views, a
letter from Fletcher disclosed, on the
grounds that If he promised administra
tion leaders to support the tariff bill
as a whole he would be “out of it” if
i there was any trading to be done,
i Further letters disclosed that while
Arnold was corresponding with Florida
interests in an effort to win Fletcher
and Trammell over to support of the
bill, he was advising Senator Watson,
the Republican floor leader, and Sen
ator Reed of Pennsylvania of a re
ported agreement between the Demo
crats and Republican insurgents out of
which Midwestern agricultural prod
ucts were to receive rates even higher
than advocated by the so-called farm
group.
In letters to the two Senators. Arnold
wrote that the farm group met last
October and that Senator Brookfegrt,
Republican, of lowa, stated that he
and Senator Frazier, Republican, of
North Dakota, were proposing to offer
75 amendments raising Midwestern
rates. Arnold advised the administra
tion leaders that Brookhart had said
the Insurgents would support the Demo
crats in opposing the flexible provision
in return for Democratic * support for,
the higher Western rates. Arnold said I
further in his letters that these rates
were higher than the House bill and |
higher than those the farm group had 1
asked for.
Senator Blaine, Republican, Wis
consin, and Senator Caraway, Demo
crat of Arkansas, chairman, were
unable to elicit from Arnold a satisfac
tory explanation of why he conveyed
this information to the Republican lead-
I ers. Arnold insisted he knew no reason
why he should not convey it to any
body and said it was merely to give
them "information.”
"You claim to have been associated
I with the farm group and to have co-
I operated with them in writing the tariff
j bill,” Blaine observed, "and you were
slipping information of the farm group
i conference, not generally known, to
Republican leaders. Did you give the
! information to anybody else?”
Arnold said he did not think so.
Denies Use of Pressure.
When the Fletcher correspondence
was touched on, Senator Blaine asked
Arnold if the purpose of his organiza
tion was not to use the "ax-handle” on
the Florida Senators to force them to
support the bill as a whole. Blaine
asked the witness several times if he
was not co-operating with admlnist.ra
(Continued on Page 2, Column 4.)

ukelele* and began strumming an air
that no one could make out.
Mixing in the fun. Senator Vanden*
berg of Michigan took a big purple bot
tle, deposited on the desk of Senator
Brookhart of lowa, who only two days
ago revealed the goings on at what he
termed a "Wall Street booze party’* in
a Washington hotel. Brookhart had no!
yet arrived, but he was denie<Whe "gift''
anyway when a Capitol attache took the
bottle away.
When the session finally opened and
i the tariff debate resumed, Senator
Barkley of Kentucky asked:
"By what authority have Kresge and
! Woolworth moved into this chamber.’*
| "The record would indicate that ap
plies to me,” replied Senator Ashurst r.f
Arizona, who was on his feet discussing
manganese.
The tariff, of course, was responsible
for the parly, as the "presents'* turned
out to be a display of foreign articles,
the cheapness of which high tariff ad
vocates wanted to use to holster thou
claims for increased duties,
t
W)tz %u\i\m J§kf.
V J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION /
WASHINGTON, I). C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1029—FIFTY-EIGHT PAGES. ***
DISTRICT OFFICIALS
SEEK SANCTION FOR
NEW WATER PLAN
Meet With Budget Bureau to
Discuss Program Calling for
$1,287,000 Expenditure.
IMPROVEMENTS WOULD
COVER 5-YEAR PERIOD
Project Requires Raising Rates orj
Taking Money From General
Tax Fund.
The District Commissioners at the
daily meeting with officials of the Bud
get Bureau considering the District’s
1931 estimates, today were endeavoring
to secure the bureau’s approval of its
five-year program for improvement of
the water distribution system. The city
heads met early this morning to plan
their arguments! and left immediately
for the bureau after a short meeting,
accompanied by Assistant Engineer
Commissioner Hugh P. Oram, who
wrote the report recommending the
five-year program. At the Budget Bu
reau they were to meet Maj. Brehon B.
Somervell, United States engineer of
ficer for this district, who concurred in
the report.
Recommends Radical Change.
The report, which recommended a
radical departure in the method of
financing Washington’s water works,
called for expenditure of $1,287,000 1
from the general tax levy over the five
year period for Important lmprovementc
in the distribution system, including
i reconstruction and enlargement of old
! mains, laying many -ew mains and
building a reservoir In Anacostia.
Heretofore all such projects have been
paid for out of water rents, which are
kept separate from the rest of ihe
Districts’ revenues. This practice had
brought the District to the point where
its distribution system was getting out
of date, and there was no money in
sight from revenues to meet the needed
Improvements. Two courses remained j
open—to raise the water rates or to J
get the extra money from the general j
tax fund. Capt. Oram recommended j
the latter course, and this is what the j
Commissioners are now discussing with j
the Budget Bureau.
Distribution System Paying.
While the Budget Bureau’s refusal to
consider the new plan would not be
absolutely fatal, as Congress could over
ride its recommendations and approve
I the Commissioners’ scheme, a refusal by
| the bureau would be a severe blow to
l the chances of securing the appropriate
legislation. It to believed that the Com
missioners will argue that the equities
of the situation demand the change
sought. The District's cash surplus,
with more than $8,000,000, Is in a
healthy condition. The distribution
system Is now paying, according to
Capt. Oram’s figures, a return in excess
of 7 per cent on the capital Invested,
and to seek'capital for further invest
ment through an Increase in rates Is
not in line with good commercial
practice.
80 BRITISH LAW MAKERS
WILL TAKE TRIP ON R-101
Lady Astor and Two Other Woman
Members of Parliament Will
Be in Party.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, November 7.—The airship
R-101 will take 80 members of the
House of Commons for a trip on No
vember 16. Lady Astor and two woman
Laborites, Dr. Ethel Bentham and Dr.
Marion Phillips, are among them.
One hundred and fifty-nine M. P.’s
drew lots for the 80 places.
The men who will make the trip in
clude F. Montague, undersecretary for
air: Maj. J. D. Cohen, Conservative,
who lost both legs In the war, and Col.
Hamilton Gault, who raised and equip
ped the Princess Pat Canadian Light
Infantry for service in the World War.
JOHNSON THANKS HOOVER
FOR EXPLANATORY NOTE
Contents of Reply Made Public
After Message Was Received
at White House.
By the Associated Press.
Senator Johnson of California today
wrote President Hoover thanking him
for his letter explaining that a mistake
in the issuance of invitations was the
cause of the Senator failing to receive
an invitation along with other members
of the Senate foreign relations commit
tee to a White House dinner in honor
j of Ambassador Dawes.
I The letter of Senator Johnson, which
j was made public at his office after its
receipt at the White House, said:
1 "My Dear Mr. President:
"Yesterday morning Mr. Richey de
livered to me your kind note. May I
express to .you my very great apprecia
tion of it, and my thanks for it.
"Most sincerely yours,
“HIRAM JOHNSON.’*
LARGE RUM SEIZURE.
Fifteen Boats, Beer and Whisky
Taken in Detroit River.
DETROIT. November 7 Fifteen
rum-running boats, more than 700 cases
of beer and nearly 100 cases of whisky
were seized in the Detroit River last
night by coast guards. One arrest was
made. ,
All of the craft seized were row
boats, with the exception of one out
board motor boat. It was said to be the
largest number of boats intercepted
at one time by coast guards In sev
eral years.
NATIONALISTS FIRM.
Have No Intention of Deviation
From Extraterritorial Program.
NANKING, China, November 7 <A>).
The Nationalist government nf China
announced today that, despite state
rr.-nts to the contrary, it will not devi
ate from its program for th" abolition
of extraterritorial rights by January 1,
1936.
The offices of the ordinary commis
sioners for foreign affairs have already
been abolished, and those of the special
fnrr'm effslrs roniml'sinners in large
crni i k .. ill b7 abashed in Dscember.
p
OFFICIALS CONFER
ON MEMORIAL ROAD
I
Maryland and Pennsylvania
Citizens Would Link Capi
tal and Gettysburg.
BY WILLIAM J. WHEATLEY,
Staff Correapondence of The Star.
SLIGO, Md., November 7. —Uniting
in a common cause to speed along to
realization a proposed new scenic
! boulevard to connect the National
! Capital with the historic battlefle'd of
i Gettysburg as a memorial to President
Lincoln, representatives of the two
chambers of commerce at either end,
| together with Montgomery County and |
Maryland State as well as Pennsylvania
State officials met late yesterday after
noon in the offices of the Maryland-
National Capital Park and Planning
Commission here and discussed plans
for the promotion of the project.
The Pennsylvania delegates, two of
whom represented the Chamber of
Commerce of Gettysburg, and the
other a member of the Pennsylvania
legislature, from New Oxford, Pa., laid
before the Maryland authorities a plan
of their own, but they said that they
were not tied to It, but were willing to
join hands with others to foster any
movement which \.ould result in ulti
mately bringing the proposed new high
way rapidly into a reality. They came,
they said, to discuss the matter frankly
and asked the same frankness on the
part of the Maryland officials and
chamber representatives. They asked
them to consider the Pennsylvania plan,«
deliberate on it, and then let them
know the results, and said that what
ever the decision, they would join hands
and move together to the ultimate
goal.
Members of Conference.
E. V. Bulleit and Henry M. Scharf of
the Gettysburg Chamber of Commerce,
and George D. Sheely, a member of the
Pennsylvania General Assembly, formed
the. delegation from the Keystone State.
Maryland was represented by Irving C.
Root, chief engineer of the Maryland-
National Capital Park and Planning
Commission; J. Herbert Cissel, member
of the commission; Lacy Shaw, vice
president of the Board of Montgomery
County Commissioners, and in charge '
of the northern, metropolitan district;
Phil D. Poston, chairman of the spe- I
cial committee of the Silver Spring
Chamber of Commerce having the
boulevard project ih charge; John Do
lan, president of the Silver Spring j
Chamber of Commerce: Curtis Walker
and Charles W. Hopkins, member of the
chamber, and E. Brooke Lee. speaker of j
the Maryland House of Delegates and j
county Democratic leader.
Mr. Poston presided over the meet
ing and told of what had already been
done on the project. He explained that
Senator Millard P. Tydings of Maryland
had introduced in the Federal Congress
a bill providing for the appointment of
a commission to look into the project
and authorizing an appropriation of
SIO,OOO to defray the expenses of the
commission. He said that it was rot ex- j
pected that any action would be ob- j
tained on the measure until the regular i
session of Congress was convened, when
h- belirved that SenatorJTydings would
(Continued on Page 2, Column 6J
TWO BROTH ERSSLAIN,
TWO OTHERS INJURED
Mississippi Farmers Clash Over
Employment of Mexicans on
Plantation.
■ . .■
By the Associated Press.
YAZOO CITY. Miss.. November 7.
Two brothers w'ere dead toJay of gun
shot wounds and their father and a
fourth man were wounded as the result
of an altercation last night on the C.
B. Box plantation near midnight.
George Eldridge, 31, was killed in
stantly, and his brother, Boyle Eldridge,
23, was fatally wounded when they and
their father, Tom Eldridge. were said
to have clashed with I. J. Shelton, 30,
manager of the plantation.
Officials said it was reported, the
men, all farmers, had become involved
in an argument over Mexican laborers
on the plantations.
Tom Eldridge was said to have re
ceived wounds in the arm and leg, but
was not in a set ions condition. Shelton
i was taken to a hospital with a shotgun
, wound,
Boyle Eldridge was brought to a
. hospital here last night and died at 4
r o’clock this morning.
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! Radio Programs-Page 43.
Mother of Four
To Be Sheriff of
Kentucky County
Carries Governor’s Home
Bailiwick on Inde
pendent Ticket.
By the Associated Press.
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. November 7.
|—A 40-year-old mother of four chil
'■ dren will be sheriff of the mountain
county of Knox for the next four years.
She Is Mrs. Jennie Lee Mealer Walker,
a great-greatniece of Gen. Robert Lee.
A Democrat, she ran for office as an
independent and carried the county
with a majority of 366. Knox County
Is Gov. Flcm D. Sampson’s home
county and is ordinarily Republican in
the ratio of 4 to 1.
Mrs. Walker got into the race after
her husband, B. P. Walker, had won
the Republican nomination for sheriff
by 700 on the face of primary returns
and then had lost it in a contest suit
filed by one of his opponents, Ike Tay
lor. As soon as the case was decided
she announced her candidacy, running
without a party emblem.
The Republicans ordinarily have ljt
tle campaigning to do in Knox County,
but Mrs. Walker kept them busy this
year as she went over the hills and
down the creeks and valleys making
her personal appeal to the voters.
She pointed out that she has been
trained as a bookkeeper and stenog
grapher and is competent to handle the
business of the sheriff's office. She
promised to appoint honest, efficient
and fearless deputies to take care of
the law-enforcement end of the office.
BEPUWIS KILLED
BY LIQUOR RUNNERS
Guards in Convoy Car Open
Fire After Collision With
Officers’ Machine.
! By the Associated Press,
j TOLEDO, Ohio, November 7 Ralph
Zahnle, 33, deputy marshal of Toledo,
died in a hospital here early today of
bullet wound 3 received when fired upon
by a gang of rum-runners.
Zahnle and another deputy marshal,
E, H. Genzles, were trailing a truck Into
■ Toledo which they suspected of being
| loaded with liquor. The truck appar-
I ently was guarded by men following in
an automobile. The guards, seeing they
were being followed, suddenly turned
their machine to block the road and the
officers’ car collided with it. Immedi
ately four men in the car began shoot
ing at the officers. The marshals did
not have a chance to Are their guns.
Zahnle was shot In the head and j
shoulders. Genzler was noi hurt. He j
■ took the wounded officer to a hospital. |
, Police later found the car from which
j the shots had been fired. Two repeat- [
lng rifles and ammunition were in it. I
The truck and the men had disap
peared.
COLLEGIANS TAKE OFF
IN AIR RACE FOR CUP
N. Y. TJ. and Yale Student Are
Competing in Flight to Co
lumbus, Ohio. ,
i
, By (hr Associated Press.
I ROOSEVELT FIELD, N. Y.. Novem
! her 7. —College rivalry took to the air
j today.
i Percy Warner, a student at New
■ York University, took off from Roose
' velt Field, while word was received that
i C. L. Morris of Yale had left New
• Haven in a race of the two youths to
Columbus, Ohio. The winner will re
: ceive a cup of the Aeronautical Society
j of Ohio State University.
The pilots are delegates from their
I school to the Intercollegiate Aero-
I nautical Conference at Columbus. They
j were scheduled to stop at Hagerstown,
| Md., and Wheeling, W Va.
i delayed.
;l
. Sacket Subcommittee ExpecteT to
Meet Next Week.
Indications at the Capitol today were
i that the senatorial subcommittee, ap
i pointed to investigate local police as-;
fairs, will not hold its next meeting
i until sometime next week,
i Senator Sackett of Kentucky, chair
man, who returned to the city yester
day, said he had expected to arrange
a meeting for this afternoon, but found
> others members could not attend.
FLIGHT CONTINUED
BY “ROBOT” PILOT
Generator Repaired, Mechan
ical Device Guides Plane
From Here to Long Island.
Mechanician “physicians** last night
doctored the “robot pilot,” newest ar
rival in the ranks of Army aviators,
and early this morning the little. box
which yesterday proved it could pilot
a plane in straight, level flight as well
as any aviator, was "well” enough to
pilot its charge, a tri-motored Army
transport, from Bolling Field to Mitchel
Field, Long Island.
The “robot pilot,” its power plant out
of commission, arrived in Washington
for th* first time yesterday afternoon,
after a flight from Dayton, Ohio, in
which it did most of the work of keep
ing the ship.on a true and level course.
The mechanical plane piloting device,
invention of Elmer A. Bperry, developer
of other gyroscopic devices, took charge
of the transport’s controls shortly after
the plane took the air this morning and
piloted it to the Long Island landing
field The plane was taken off by Maj.
A. H. Gilkeson of Wright Field, Dayton,
who also landed it at its Long Island
destination. At Mitchel Field the
"robot” will be given further tests and
demonstrated for Army aviators.
Generator Is Repaired.
The transport arrived in Washington
yesterday afternoon with Maj. Gilkeson
at the controls, after the mechanical
pilot’s power plant, a wind-driven
generator mounted on the plane, had
gone out of commission near Leeaburg.
Va. Up to that time the mechanical
pilot had had complete charge of the
plane and piloted it safely on its way.
Only slight repairs were necessary to
put the device in order and these were
made at Bolling Field last night while
the transport's crew spent the night in
the Capital.
Up to the time of the failure of the
generator yesterday afternoon the
mechanical pilot functioned perfectly,
it is reported by the Army flyers who
are accompanying the little box on its
flights. Once on the flight, they report,
it took the big plane safely and evenly
through a fog bank. Unequal, however,
in its present stage of development, to
landing and taking off, these services
were performed for the robot aviator
by the “human element” aboard.
More sensitive to changes in flying
conditions, and lacking the “human
element” probability of error, the
mechanical pilot guides the plane
through the air more surely, more
steadily, than any human pilot. It
needs only human brains to direct its
work, to check its operations, and,
occasionally human help when sudden
gusts of wind drive the ship from its
course.
Device Weigh* SO Pounds.
The device weighs only 50 pounds
Its mechanism is housed in a box 14
by 14 by 10 Inches, which can be placed 1
| beneath the pilot’s seat of a plane. The j
mechanism consists principally of two :
; gyroscopes, one mounted vertically and '
the other horizontally, which, by electric
j contacts, operate the major controls of
1 the plane, the rudder for direction, the ,
elevator for maintenance of level alt 1-
J tude and the aerolons for keeping the
* ship on an even keel. With these con
trols constantly under the mechanical
pilot’s care in flight, the airplane is
sensitive, it is claimed, to a movement
of one-half of 1 degree about its axis.
The average human pilot is reported far
less sensitive.
It has been under 50 hours of tests,
in all sorts of weather, on flights be
tween New York and New Bedford,
Mass., and between New York and Day
ton. The Army's experiments with it
have been under the direction of Lieut.
Albert F. Hegenberger of California-to- j
Hawaii flight fame. ■
Eighteen years have been spent in the
development of the mechanical pilot. I
It was with a device of this order that ]
Lawrence Sperry, son of the inventor, in
1914 won a "safety in flight” prize of
I 20,000 francs. Young Sperry later was
killed in the English Channel.
In the plane when it arrived at
Bolling Field yesterday afternoon were
Mr. Sperry, Lieut. Hegenberger, Mai.
Gilkeson. chief of the equipment branch
at Wright Field, and Capt. Cyrus A.
Blair of the Army Air Corps, one of the
developers of the device.
The value of the device for getting
transport pilots through fog banks on
an even keel and for night flying is in
estimable, its designers claim. For all
flying it. offers the pilot relief from the I
every-minute watchfulness that is nec
essary in cross-country flying as it is
known today.
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King to Go to Theater.
LONDON, November 7 </P>.—For the
first time since the beginning of his
illness a year ago. King George is going
to the theater tonight.
His majesty has selected the Amer
ican play "Rose Marie” at the Drury
Lane Theater.
The only evening paper
in Washington with the
Associated Press news
service.
Yesterday's Circulation, 114,428
(IP) Meant Associated Press.
'ALLEN PROPOSES
! VIGOROUS EIGHT
AGAINST SENTENCE
Attorneys Begin Preparation
of Appeal From Dismissal
Verdict.
EXCESSIVE PUNISHMENT
TO BE GROUND OF PLEA
Expected to Be Filed With Com
missioners Tomorrow—Pratt
Goes Duck Hunting.
Adopting the famous Salvation Army
war-time slogan, "A man may be down,
blit never out," Policeman Robert J.
Allen announced today that he proposed
to fight more vigorously than ever to
prevent the imposition of the sentence
of dismissal decreed by the police trial
board, which yesterday found him
guilty on charges of insubordination
and conduct unbecoming an officer.
Allen's attitude was in marked con
trast to the submissive position he took
before the trial board when he said
with a cynical air that he was aware
that his career on the police force was
at an end and that it was futile for
him to fight any longer. “I am not
licked yet, however,” he declared reas
suringly today, "and I intend to go on
fighting Just the same as in the past.”
Attorneys Prepare Appeal.
In the meantime, Allen’s attorneys, i
H. Ralph Burton and Tench T. Marye.
began preparation of an appeal Jo the
District Commissioners from the Trial
Board's verdict. The policeman's fate
rests with the Commissioners, who have
the power to modify or set aside the
Trial Board’s findings. Once before he
escaped removal through the medium of
an appeal to the Commissioners, who
set aside the Trial Board’s verdict. In
this case the officer was found guilty of
unwarranted use of his revolver in
wounding a colored boy.
Marye indicated that the appeal prob
ably would not be filed until tomorrow.
Allen has four more days in which to
make the move which will automatically
stay the sentence pending a review of
the case by the Commissioners if the
appeal is entertained.
The appeal, it was said, will be based
on grounds that the punishment stipu
lated by the trial board is out of all
proportion to the offense: that the board
did not give sufficient consideration to
the case, and that the decision to de
prive the officer of his reputation and
means of livelihood could not have been
reached fairly in 15 minutes, the length
of the tAard'a deliberation aftsr the
close of tire trial.
Pleaded His Own Case.
Neither Burton nor Marye repre
sented Allen at his trial and he pleaded
his own case. The policeman said he
did not avail himself of their services
before the trial board “to spare them
the humiliation of participating in that
hideous travesty on Justice which re
sulted in my sentence of dismissal from
the force.”
"There is no question of the sin
cerity of either Burton or Marye to
represent me at the trial,” Allen added,
"This was evidenced by the fact that
when I informed them that I was
financially embarrassed, they offered
their services without fees. They both
agreed with me that it would not have
been much use in view of the attitude
of police officials who were determined
to get rid of me at any cost, irrespec
tive of whether I was innocent or
guilty.”
The official report of the trial
board’s findings, bearing the indorse
ment of Maj. Henry G. Pratt, superin
tendent of police, was forwarded today
to the Commissioners. No action will
be taken by the Commissioners pending
the receipt of Allen's appeal.
Mast Confirm Finding.
The Commissioners, however, must
confirm a police trial board’s findings
before the sentence can be carried out.
It 1s customary for them to wait five
days, the period in which the notice of
an appeal may be filed, before acting
on a trial board case. If an appeal is
entertained, 10 days are allowed for its
perfection. Allen, therefore, is not like
ly to know his fate for nearly a month,
since the Commissioners may take a
week or more to review the case.
Maj. Pratt, who preferred the charges
on which Allen was convicted, tossed
the cares of his office into the back
ground today and went on a duck-hunt
ing expedition. Inspector E. W. Brown,
in charge of the Traffic Bureau, and
one of the three assistant superintend
ents, occupied Maj. Pratt's office.
Doyle Goes on Trial Monday.
1 Capt. Robert E. Doyle, suspended
; commander of the eighth precinct,
; whose outspoken defense of Allen
| caused Maj. Pratt to charge him with
insubordination, will not seek another
1 continuance in his case, but will go to ;
| tfial Monday as scheduled according to
j T. Morris Wampler, one of his attor
| neys. The officer has already been
i granted two continuances.
! Wampler said if the Police Depart
; ment wanted a fight he is ready for it.
His statement was taken to indicate
that no further attempts will be made j
I to adjust Doyle’s case to save him from ;
j appearing before a police trial board.
' Twice, already, overtures to settle the j
j case "out of court” failed.
I .. . ■ —1
BIGGEST DIRIGIBLE’S MASTER RING
TO BE FINISHED AT AKRON TODAY
Admiral Moffett to Drive Golden Rivet in Navy’s New
Fighting Aircraft ZRS-4.
By the Pres*.
AKRON, Ohio, November 7.t- Elab
orate ceremonies were arranged today
|to dedicate the master ring of the
worlds greatest fighting and largest
dirigible, the ZRS-4, under construc
; tion here for the Navy.
| A golden rivet, completing the ring,
was to be driven home by Rear Ad
i miral William A. Moffett while the
dirigible Los Angeles, a fleet of blimps
! and numerous airplanes circled over
head. The admiral, who as chief of
the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics Is su
pervising the construction. Other naval
officers and officials of the Goodyear-
Zeppelin Corporation, the builders, were
scheduled to speak. A crowd of 50,000
was expected.
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TWO CENTS.
LOOMIS IS ASKED
TOTELLU.S.IURY
OFFAHY DINNER
Rover Acts After Conferring
With Foreman of Federal
Inquisitorial Body.
BROOKHART DECLARES
HE SAW GUEST DRINK
President of Lehigh Valley Ccal
Company Is Named by Senator
in Speech on Floor.
United States Attorney Leo S. Rdver
announced today that the grand jury,
which yesterday heard testimony from
Senator Brookhart of lowa concerning
drinking at the so-called “Wall Street
dinner” in a downtown hotel in Decem
ber, 1926, had requested him to issue
an invitation to E. E. Loomis, president
of the Lehigh Valley Coal Co., to appear
before the grand jury next Monday
morning.
Senator Brookhart, in fils speech to
the Senate the day before his appear
ance in the grand jury chambers, de
clared that Mr. Loomis was a guest at
the party, given by Walter J. Fahy, and
that he saw Loomis pour out a drink
from a flask.
Rover and Fitzpatrick Confer.
James N, Fitzpatrick, jr., foreman of
I the grand Jury, held a conference with
United States Attorney Rover and As
sistant United States Attorney Neil
Burkinshaw and Harold W. Orcutt. for
half an hour preceding the meeting
of the grand jury. Fitzpatrick then
entered the grand jury room and later
announced to Rover the request of the
grand jurors that Mr. Loomis be Invited
to appear Monday and tell what he
knew about the liquor transaction.
Rover's telegram to Mr. Loomis ask
ing for his presence next Monday reads:
"The grand jury has requested me to
invite you to appear before that body
Monday, November 11, at 11 o'clock, t >
give such Information as you may have
in connection with the alleged us; i f
liquor at a dinner given by Walter J
Fahy in December, 1826.”
May Be Forced to Appear.
If Mr. Loomis declines to accept the
invitation to appear before the grand
Jury the United States attorney can
force him to appear, it was said at the
courthouse this morning.
Senator Howell, Republican, of Ne
braska. is still endeavoring to obtain
from the State and Treasury Depart
ments information regarding transpor
tation by common carriers in this coun
try of liquor shipments for embassies
and legations, and indicated today that
he may discuss this question further in
the Senate in the near future.
It is Senator Howell’s contention that
the steamship lines and other common
carriers are not immune from the law
while transporting consignments for
diplomatic purposes. The Senator has
been endeavoring to gather data on
this question ever since he first spoke
in the Senate more than a month ago
about prohibition enforcement in Wash
ington.
The Nebraska Senator indicated sev
eral weeks ago that he was having diffi
culty getting some -of the information
he is seeking, but he still is working
on the subject. He has not indicated
definitely when he will deliver his next
speech in the Senate.
NATIONS TO BE INVITED
TO CHICAGO WORLD FAIR
President Hoover Instructs State
Department to Ask All For
eign Governments.
By the Associated Press.
The State Department has been In
structed by President Hoover to invite
all foreign governments to participats
In the world's fair to be held in Chicago
in 1933.
The instructions were issued after
the President had been advised by
Rufus C. Dawes, and Maj. L. R. Lohr,
president and general manager re
spectively of the exposition, that
Chicago had raised $5,000,000 to carry'
the project forward.
Congress authorized the president to
invite other nations whenever Chicago
had raised this amount.
LATHERS GAIFpOINT.
CHICAGO November 7.
hundred journeymen lathers who were
locked out last Monday by the Employ
ing Plasterers’ Association of Chicago
; handicapping nearly $50,000,000 worth
of construction, today were free to re
| turn to work as the differences between
the Lathers’ International Union and
i :he employers were settled in conference.
The union met the association’s de
mands. The lockout was called when
the union insisted on the privilege of
naming the foremen on plastering Jobs.
The employers declared the union’s de
i mand was an infringement of their
I rights. They maintained that the
; lathers concede them the right to name
the foremen from among union mem-
I bers.
At a banquet Comdr. Rosendahl of
I the Lakehurst Naval Air Station will
be presented with the medal of honor
of the “Light Internationale des Avia
tors” and Ward T. Van Orman of Ak
ron will receive the James Gordon Ben
nett trophy as winner of the last in
ternational balloon race. Guests will
include Gov. Fred W. Green of Michi
gan. Senator Hiram W. Bingham of
! Connecticut and Assistant Secretary of
the Navy Jahnckc. .
I The ZRS-4 will be 785 feet long, 145
feet high and will have a capacity for
helium gas of 6,500,000 cubic feet. The
Los Angeles, with its 2,500,000 cubic
feet, and the Graf Zeppelin, with its
3,700.000. are small in comparison. Its
vulnerability has been reduced as low
as possible with the present knowledge
of engineering. Among other features.
It will be equipped with five airplanes
l to maneuver about and ward oa attack.

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