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Wteran Workers Praised by
t Admiral as They Retire
■I From Gun Factory.
‘ veterans of Government service,
Charles C. Love, quarterman machinist.
*nd Christian Hintenach, helper gen
*ral. who have hung up a total of 72
years of work for Uncle Sam. were
wccorded public and official honor for
-their labors yesterday when they laid
down their tools at the naval gun fac
tory, having reached the age of re
Co-workers in the erecting shop at
the gun factory presented cash gifts
to Charlie and Chris as mementos
of their esteem, and Rear Admiral
Arthur L. Willard, commandant and |
superintendent of the gun factory’, re- j
viewing the records of the men. de
“All of us here at this great naval
ordnance plant take a peculiar pride,
not only in the merit of the materials
which are manufactured here, but also
in the fine spirit of co-operation and
of mutual interest and understanding
which prevails. Naturally, we regret
to see those who have worked for
years with us pass from our midst.”
Love has been employed at the gun
factory for 36 years and Hintenach for
'25 years, which with an additional
service of 11 years in the United States
Army, brings his Government employ
ment to 36 years. Each of the men
Is 65 years old, the retirement age.
In 1922 Love was officially com
mended for “efficiency and zeal dis
played” in connection with work on
14 -inch gun slides.
Hintenach was bom on Christmas
day, 1864. He enlisted in the Ist
Cavalry in June, 1887, and served in
the Army until 1899, a period of 11
years, which included Spanish-Ameri
can War service.
Would Change District Code as
t Advised by Veterans’
A bill to change portions of the Dis
trict Code with reference to the question
of guardianship of incompetent veterans
and dependent minor children of vet- t
erans, prepared by the Veterans’ Bu
reau, was introduced yesterday by 1
Chairman Capper of the Senate District
committee and referred to that com- '•
mittee for study. i
The bill would prohibit a person from .
accepting appointment as guardian if 1
already acting as guardian for five
wards. This provision would not apply
to a bank or trust company acting for
wards’ estates only, ncr w’ould it pro- 1
hibit a person from acting as guardian 1
for more than five wards if they were 1
all in the same family.
The court would be permitted under '
the bill to allow a commission not ex- j
ceeding 5 per cent in ordinary cases,
but larger when service by the guardian 1
warrants a larger commission. 1
This measure also would authorize
commitment of incompetent veterans in 1
need of hospitalization to United ]
States Veterans' hospitals outside the 1
District of Columbia if such action ‘
aeems necessary aigd desirable. At !
present, commitment must be made to ’
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, which is not J
an United States Veterans’ hospital. 1
The bill embodies the features of the ]
uniform veterans' guardianship act, as '
proposed by the commissioners on uni
form State laws, and approved by the '
American Bar Association, the Ameri
can Legion and similar organizations. j
Announces at Annual Banquet to j
1,500 Workers Provision for ]
Retirement Pensions. i
By the Associated Press. i
CHICAGO. December 21.—Walter A. 1
Strong, publisher of the Chicago Daily-
News, tonight announced adoption of j :
a new employes’ protection plan to the i <
1.500 employes of the paper, at their i
annual banquet.
The plan, underwritten by the Metro- 1
politan and Prudential Life Insurance ]
Cos., provides life insurance, accident 1
and health insurance and savings an- <
ntiity for retirement. The latter sea- i
ture. calling for payment of 3 per cent
cf the employe’s salary and a like ;
amount from the publishing company. <
Will provide a pension amounting to 43 1
per cent of the employe’s average sal- i
ary during service. i
The retirement ages are 65 for men i
tad 60 for women, with 25 years’ con- <
tlnuous service required.
SPRING HILL, Nova Scotia. Decern- J
her 21 (JP). —Ernest Austin, mourned as ,
having drowned during a storm near ,
Detroit, returned here today to surprise <
his friends and relatives.
Austin said he was on the steamship ,
Stlkcrt during the storm and when the
deck load shifted he was thrown over- t
board. After being i n the water for r
more than an hour he was picked up i
by a tug boat, which took him to Wind- ,
aor, Ontario.
Austin was not missed from the Sel- ,
kert until two hours after the cargo t
shifted and the captain wired his par- ,
ents here that he had drowned.
O. L. Simpson will lead the Red Tri- 1
aangle Outing Club hike this afternoon. 1
Party meets at Seventeenth street and '
Pennsylvania avenue southeast at 3
o’clock. Hike cf miles will ba taken
to Benning. No campfire.
Kentucky State Society meets tomor
roy night at the Willard Hotel at 8 15.
Former Gov. Edwin. P. Morrow will 1
speak. Dancing follows at 9 o'clock.
North Capitol Citizens’ Association J
meets tomorrow night. Room 130. Me- i
Kinley High School Building. Christ
mas party is planned. Mrs. Ada Mills
Payne is chairman and Seldon Ely, vice
chairman of committee in charge.
Washington Round Table will hold its
annual Christmas party Tuesday at
12:30 p.m., at the Young Women's
Christian Association headquairers,
Seventeenth and K streets.
Curly Club will meet at the Gordon
Hotel at 8 o'clock on Thursday. Decem
ber 26. Christmas party will follow
Midnight party will be given by the
Derby Club at Bamßco Inn Friday
evening, December 27.
At the meeting of the Exchange Club
Tuesday night at the Carlton Hotel
motion pictures cf a trip through Yel
lowstone Park will be shown.
Dr. Herman Valarde, Ambassador of
Peru, and Dr. Enrique Claya, Minister
of Colombia, will be the principal
speakers at the banquet of the Ameri
. can Association of Teachers of BpanLsh,
I which will be h°ld at the Willard Hotel,
Friday, December 27. Tickets may be
obtained through Dr. H. G. Doyle,
chairman of the organizing committee,
George Washington University.
When Christian Hintenach, helper general (left), and Charles C. Love, 1
quartermaster machinist (right), left the naval gain factory yesterday after f
veteran service there, they were felicitated by co-workers and presented cash 4
gifts. With them here is Rear Admiral Arthur L. Willard, commandant and J
superintendent of the yard, who made the presentations. —Star Staff Photo. J
Lease Called Temporary Ex
pedient to Relieve Congestion
and Eliminate Idleness.
Attorney General Deems
Georgia Contract Legal, But
Asks More Legislation.
Both the propriety and legality of the
transfer of 97 prisoners from the Fed
eral Penitentiary at Atlanta to the
State of Georgia and their assignment
to work on the public roads near Sa
vannah were upheld by William D.
Mitchell, Attorney General, in a report
to the Senate made public yesterday.
The report was made in compliance
with a resolution asking about the con- *
tract made October 16 by Sanford Bates,
the superintendent of prisons, with the ;
prison commission of Georgia. It cited i
various statutes and precedents and
said the superintendent had recently
arranged that prisoners confined in the
jails of Alaska may be placed at work
cn the public roads in that territory.
Leased to Relieve Congestion.
“There is nothing about this trans
action that resembles what has been
known as the leasing of convict labor,"
the report reads. “The Federal Gov
ernment pays the State authorities for
boarding and caring for the prisoners
and receives nothing for their labor.
The prisoners are engaged only on pub
lic works and arc not used by or farmed
out to any private contractor.
They are housed in one large dormi
tory building formerly used as an air
plane hangar and are fed in an adjoin
ing building. They are in the custody
of the State authorities and are guarded
by employes of the county, and therg
is in constant attendance an employe
of the Federal Government to see that
the terms of the contract are complied
with and the prisoners are properly
“The reasons which prompted the
execution of the contract were:
“(a) The desire to relieve the in
tolerable conditions of overcrowding in
the penitentiaries.
“(b) The need for supplying employ
ment for the inmates.
“The usual form of contract be
twe?n the United States and State
authorities providing for having Fed
eral prisoners kept in custody in county
penal institutions * • • contains no
special provision respecting the labor or
work to which the prisoners thus placed
in State custody are to be assigned,
and under the law they perform the
same kinds of work under the same
conditions as do State prisoners in
the same institution.”
He called attention to such an ar
rangement in West Virginia under a
contract entered into in 1925, and the
new one in Alaska, and continued:
“Just what other State institutions
housing Federal prisoners may be em
ploying the Federal prisoners, and as
to what classes of work they may be
doing. I am unable to supply adequate
information. The department has no
adequate means of inspecting these
State institutions or keeping records
or statistics of the Federal prisoners
in them. That is one reason we are
asking for an enlargement of the
sonnel of the bureau in the depart
ment having charge of Federal pris
Arrangement Is Temporary.
“The execution of other contracts
like that with the Georgia Prison Com
mission is not now pending or contem
plated. Because of the generally over
crowded conditions in State and county
penal institutions, we do not know of
any such institution that can take any
considerable number of Federal pris
oners and give them employment on
public work.
"The policy of the department is not
to enlarge the employment of Federal
prisoners on public works for the States,
but to utilize the labor of Federal
prisoners under its own direction in
non-competitive employment on public
works for the United States. Legisla
tion is now being asked to enlarge the
powers of the Attorney General in this
resoect. ... ..
“The arrangement made with tne
Georgia authorities is a temporary ex
pedient seized upon by the superin
tendent of prisons in his effort to re
lieve the terrific pressure upon his bu
reau resulting from the overcrowded
“The number of Federal prisoners
in Federal penal institutions has sub
si antially increased since the beginning
of this fiscal year. To the Federal
Industrial Reformatory at Chillicothe,
construction of which has just been
commenced, with a planned capacity
of 1 000, there aie now on commitment
1,747 Federal priwmers in temporary
quarters. At Levenworth Penitentiary,
notwithstanding the transfer from the
War Department to the use of the De
p&rtment of Justice of the disciplinary
barracks, there are confined in the
penitentiary proper at this time 3,100
prisoners, although the normal capacity
is 1,640. At Atlanta, nothwithstanding
transfers to the disciplinary barracks
at Leavenworth, there are still 3,687
prisoners, although the normal capac
ity of that institution is about 1,580,
with two men to a cell.”
He quoted a number of statistics
bearing on the subject, and said:
Law Is Explained.
“By these statutes the employment
of Federal prisoners confined in Fed
eral penal institutions is limited to
work within the prison inclosure or in
the cultivation and care of prison
grounds and farms, but in the case of
Federal prisoners confined, by arrange
ment with State authorities, in State
or county p?nal institutions it is
provided that they shall be subject to
the same treatment as are State pris
oners in the same institutions. In like
manner Congress has provided that
Federal prisoners confined in State in
stitutions shall be subject to the State
parole laws.
“Except as restricted by the contract
made with the Attorney General, the
officials of State penal institutions In
which Federal prisoners arc housed may i
employ them in the same work and un- r l
der the same conditions as State prison- v
ers are employed, subject to the restric- T
tion against contracting their labor to f
private persons or corporations. f
“The arrangement made with the \
Georgia authorities is, within the plain /
terms of this statute, permitted by law. 4
“To hold that the acts of Congress ft
prohibit placing Federal convicts in f
State penal institutions under contracts r
by which the State authorities are al- f
lowed to utilize the labor of such con- J
victs on governmental work within or f
without the confines of the State insti- 1
tution w r ould mean that every Federal L
convict in a State institution is doomed f
to idleness and cannot be given any i
useful public employment, and that, as t
has been pointed out, is In plain con
flict with the express provisions of the 2
sections relating to prisoners so housed. A
“The 97 prisoners who have been *1
transferred from Atlanta have been ?
given healthful, outdoor labor under I
comfortable conditions. Many condl- f
lions have been imposed for their pro- j
tection. *
“Their employment Is non-competl- /
tive, as the Georgia authorities have 4
represented that free labor cannot be ?
used as there are no funds available to I
employ it, and unless convict labor is
used this work could not be done.” f
Retired Veteran of Numerous Cam- *
paigns Was Thrice Wounded “
in Action. \
Brig. Gen. Charles Wood Hobbs, U. S. 2
A., retired, veteran of numerous cam- i
paigns who survived wounds in three 0
engagements during his career, died *
yesterday at Waverly his home on the \
Rockville pike. He was 87 years of age. ft
Born at Albany, N. Y., February 2, 4
1842, the son of George W. and Sarah f
Boggs Hobbs, Gen. Hobbs began his f
military career as a second lieutenant i
in the 113th New York Volunteer In- /
fantry in August, 1862. He subsequently jj
was promoted through the ranks to that ?
of brigadier general in April, 1905. *
During his Civil War service, which r J
ended when he was mustered out in f
July, 1865, Gen. Hobbs was brevetted T
for gallant service in the Spottsylvania ft
and Cold Harbor battles. He was y
wounded In the latter engagement so *
that he lost three fingers of his left A
hand and one of the forearm bones. A
Following the Civil War, Gen. Hobbs £
was appointed a second lieutenant of 1
the 3d U. S. Artillery, with which he ‘l
served continuously until he was pro- V
moted to the rank of major, in 1901. In \
July, 1904. ho was made a lieutenant f}
colonel and the following year he was 4
advanced to tiie rank of brigadier gen- £
eral. Ik
Gen. Hobbs also participated in the
Spanish-Ameriean War and in the *
Philippine Insurrection. He was wound- T
ed again during an attack at Manila. fl.
On April 13, 1905, after having com- a
pleted 40 years’ service, in the Regular
Army, in addition to his Civil War ac- rt ,
tivity, Gen. Hobbs was retired from ji
active duty at his own request. £
He was a member of the Loyal Legion, Jj
of which he was at one time com
mander; the Military Order of Foreign *
Wars, the Society of the Army of the Ij
Potomac and the Military Order of the ft
Carabao. *
Gen. Hobbs is survived by his widow', a,
Mrs. Kate P. Hobbs, whom he married ft
in Philadelphia November 25, 1874; two «
sons, Col. Horace P. Hobbs, commanding £
the 11th Infantry, U. S. A., at Fort IJ
Benjamin Harrison, Ind., and Charles
W. Hobbs, Jr„ of Redlands, Calif., and *
one daughter. Mrs. Henry H. Pfeil, wife Ti
of Maj. Pfeil, U. S. A., now stationed rt
BATAVIA. N. Y„ December 21 UP). — ft
Edw-ard N. Rowell, president of the E. f
N. Rowell Co., one of the largest paper x
box concerns in the country, died this f)
afternoon at Clifton Springs Sanitarium, 4
at the age of 82 years. £
Mr. Rowell was born in Utica and A
started business here in 1882. r l
He is survived by his widow and two w
daughters, Mrs. George Butte of Wash- T
ington, D. C„ and Mrs. Edwin Russell rt
of Louisville, Ky. f
Moderator Wins Honor. h
NEW YORK, December 21 (/Pi.— ?
Rev. Dr. Fred B. Smith, moderator of 1
the National Council of Congregational
Churches, tonight received the Chris- 9
tian Herald's award for distinguished 1
religious service. The award, which In
eludes a trip to the Holy Land, was pre- 4
sented at a dinner. x
Stanley High, editor of the Christian r.
Herald, made the presentation. 4
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