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<O. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.! Pair, warmer tonight and tomorrow: minimum temperature tonight about 30 degrees. Temperatures—Highest, 38. at noon today; lowest, 23, at 5 a.m. today. Pull report on page 7. Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 14 and 15 V n Q1 i>o. MILLS WOULD CUT BORDER PORTS TO STEM LIQUOR FLOW Treasury Program Will Be Given Joint Committee as Soon as Named. 9 UNIFIED PATROL SYSTEM INCLUDED IN PROPOSALS ' Consent of Ottawa Officials Neces sary to Change Cities of Entry. *y the Associated Press. Plans for prohibition enforcement, Which include a unified border patrol •nd limitation of the number of ports of entry from Canada, will be submitted by the Treasury to Congress as soon as a joint congressional committee to con sider prohibition questions is named. Undersecretary Mills, who made the announcement today, said that Presi dent Hoover’s suggestion that a con gressional committee be named to study consolidation of enforcement agencies had not been acted upon. He said that as soon as the committee was named the Treasury will submit a plan for a unified border patrol, which would require the consent of Canada, because it will provide for limitation of the number of ports of entry to this country. In addition to limiting the ports of entry the plans, he said, will provide for an intensive border patrol, under direction of the Coast Guard, to prevent smuggling. Enter Anywhere at Present. At present, the Undersecretary added, a person copiing from Canada may enter this country anywhere along the border, but must report his entrance at r the nearest port. This requires, he said, a patrol to work 10 or 15 miles inside the border. Under the new plan, if approved by Congress and Canada, the patrol would work along the exact bor der and prevent entry anywhere except at points designated. The announcement of Mills came at a time when interest had been focused on the dry law enforcement by criti cism of prohibition personnel by Sena tor Borah, Republican, Idaho, and re plies by Attorney General Mitchell and Prohibition Commissioner Doran. Senator Harris, Democrat, of Georgia and Senator Glass, Democrat, of Vir ginia. have also saked an early report to Congress on the work of the Hoover law enforcement commission, which is investigating prohibition conditions and crime conditions generally. Hoover Suggested Change. President Hoover suggested to Con gress several months ago that it name a committee to confer with the Treas ury and Department of Justice regard ing the executive's plana for transfer ring prohibition enforcement to the De partment of Justice from the Treasury, and the resolution authorizing such a committee now is pending in the Senate. The spreading controversy on prohi bition enforcement has brought two Government departments into the ver bal melee with statements in opposition to Senator Borah’s assertion that with the present personnel the Volstead law Can never be made effective. Attorney General Mitchell last night said there had been an improvement in the last six months and that the possi bilities of further bettering conditions were being given careful study. With : the approval of the Treasury, Prohibi tion Commissioner James M. Doran as serted that Borah’s condemnation of the entire prohibition personnel, in a statement Tuesday, was “unfortunate and bound to have a disheartening effect upon the morale of the service.” Informed of the Mitchell and Doran statements, the Idaho Senator met the Attorney General’s reference to efforts to improve enforcement with the re mark that “evidently its conditions were such as to call for an effort and an heroic effort." He added that he had “no means of knowing” how much progress has been made “as its results have not yet appeared on the face of things.” Mitchell said that in fairness to the men now engaged in the prohibition service, he could not let Borah’s criti cism pass unchallenged. There has never, he asserted, been greater zeal in the enforcement of the liquor laws than at present. Sees Gain in Recent Months. He went on to say that more can be accomplished when Congress is ready to approve legislation carrying out the administration’s recommendations for more adequate law enforcement ma chinery. His department has been at work for months, he added, on meas ures designed to improve personnel, re lieve congestion in the courts and reor , ganize the enforcement agencies. “There has been improvement in the last six months,” he declared. “There 2i3s also, under the President’s leader sbip, been a noticeable change in public attitude toward law observance.” Doran, while saying that the admin istration of the prohibition laws is “sus ceptible to improvement,” asserted that “to say that prohibition cannot be en forced with the present personnel comes perilously near to saying that it can not be enforced at all.” He added that “on the whole, we are not likely to find a more loyal and conscientious group of men than are now serving under me.” Eorah said Mitchell’s statement was encouraging, but that “the truth of the business is that the personnel is in (Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) "SANTA” SEIZED BY POLICEMAN , CRAWLING IN WINDOW WITH BAG Gifts He Said Were for Friends Found to Have Been Collected in Other Homes. £" the Associated Press. CHICAGO. 111.. December 26.—Santa Claus stories are not of much account December 26. Polks don’t feel just the seme about the jolly old fellow the day after. Still, in away, it Is no more than risht to tell about the Santa Claus who !;• held in jail under the name of James * .-jck. To overlook this would, likely a" not. be passing the buck. Mr. Buck, or Santa Claus, as he chose to designate himself, was climbing tk’-cugh the window of a home on Har- t r r.y avenue last night with a pack on his back. By a strange freak of fate Entered as second class matter post office. Washington. D. C. THE PRESIDENT’S NEW WORKSHOP The room In the State-War-Navy Building which will be occupied as an office by President Hoover, pending repairs to the executive offices swept by fire Tuesday night. This is one of the suite of the Battle Monument Commission, and up until now has been used by Gen. Pershing, head of that organization. Prior to that, it was the office of the Secretary of the Navy. —Star Staff Photo COAST GUARDS KILL FLEEING SUSPECT Buffalo Police Lieutenant’s Son Bleeds to Death From Bullet Wound. By the Associated Press. BUFFALO, N. V., December 26.—Eu gene P. Downey, jr., 27, son of Police Lieut. Eugene P. Downey of this city, bled to death last night after being shot by Coast Guardsmen In the CG -2245, which was partoling the Niagara River for rum runners and narcotic smugglers. Downey and a companion, In a motor boat known as the Dodge, were suspect ed of having aboard a load of liquor from Canada, After the shooting the Dodge was found to be empty. Downey’s companion escaped after the Dodge had been run against a Buffalo pier. Medical Examiner Rocco C. De Do rn lnlcis said today he was at a loss just how to proceed in the case, due to the attitude of Richard H. Templeton, Fed eral attorney for this district. Bars Questioning of Guards. Templeton gave orders that the med ical examiner should not be permitted to question the Coast Guardsmen con nected with the shooting. Dr. De Domintcis was allowed to in spect the Dodge, which has five bullet holes, three above the water line and two below. The fact that Downey was shot In one leg led to speculation. “The river was rough last night,” De tective Chief Thomas J. Riordan of the Buffalo department, said today, “and It does not seem reasonable that Downey would be standing up In that 26-foot boat while the waves were tossing the boat around and the Coast Guardsmen were firing at the craft.” The medical examiner said he was convinced that none of the five bullets that struck the boat wounded Downey. He voiced the opinion that the speed boat outdistanced the Government chaser and that the unidentified pilot of the Dodge quickly lashed his boat to the dock, climbed up the rope onto the pier and ran away. He further theorized that Downey stood up and attempted to climb up on the dock and was shot down then. Downey was bleeding profusely when Coast Guardsmen hove upon the scene. Much difficulty was experienced In get ting him ashore, the pier being high, and both police and firemen were called to aid in the task. The wounded man died 20 minutes after reaching a hos pital. Surgeons were quoted as saying that had a tourniquet been applied to the wounded leg promptly his life would have been saved. Faced Rom Law Trial. Last Friday Downey pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to smuggle liquor and was released In $lO,- 000 bail. Rudolph Thompson, Asa Ennis and Orville Grant were given as the names of the Coast Guardsmen connected with last night’s tragedy. Comdr. W. M. Rasmussen of the Coast Guard said that the Dodge was sighted by Coast Guardsmen at 4:40 P-m. off Erie Beach, Ontario. At the same time, he said, four other men were seen bringing a small boat down over the ice in the Niagara opposite the foot of Genesee street, Buffalo. The officer In charge of the Buffalo station, the commander said, immediately dis patched the CG-2245 to the harbor en trance to await the coming of the sup posed rum boat, later identified as the Dodge, into the harbor. The Dodge, Rasmussen said, was cruising without lights. The Coast Guard craft hailed her, but she failed to heave to. After the usual required signals were given, one of the men aboard the Government craft fired at the motor boat, the commander ex plained. A formal report on the slaying of Eugene P. Downey, Jr., son of a police lieutenant at Buffalo, by U. S. Coast Guards had not yet been received by Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Lowman, he said at noon today. Pending study of the formal report Mr. Lowman said he would make no comment on the matter. a policeman observed him. He pulled Buck back out of the window and in quired what was the idea. “I am Santa Claus,” said Buck. “My friends who live here are away and I thought I would seize the opportunity to slip in the window and deposit gifts about the place.” “You may,” said Officer Sachs, “be Santa Claus to little children, but you’re just a suspicious character to me.” There was no denying Santa had some nice presents in his bag. It was not surprising, for, he later explained to policemen, the presents had been collected from some of Evanston’s best places. i W]t JEtierana Skf. V J V y WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1929—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. *** PRESIDENT MOVES INTO NEW OFFICE Occupies Room in Which Famed Proclamation Was Signed. In a sunny room on the second floor of the White House, overlooking the rear grounds, which was the office in which Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, President Hoover is today carrying on the busi ness of the Government, By tomorrow afternoon he expects to move into the large room on the sec ond floor of the State, War and Navy Building, now used by Gen. Pershing as the head of the Battle Monuments Commission, and until recently the private office of the Secretaries of the Navy. Hoover’s several secretaries and virtually the entire executive force will be located in rooms adjoining and nearby. The work of carrying the flies and that furniture which was not badly damaged during the executive office fire to these temporary quarters was under way this morning and if the plans are carried out the President and his force will be at work as though nothing had happened within the next 24 hours. Likes Lincoln Office. Mr. Hoover Is rather pleased to have this opportunity to carry on his work in the Lincoln office. The historic room has a most peculiar fascination for him and soon after taking up his residence at the White House he re stored what Lincoln furniture and ar ticles remained in the White House to this room and has since been using it as his private study. There is not the slightest question but that he has more Interest in this room than in any other part of the White House. The desk he is using today is the one used by the Great Emancipator and one of the several bookcases around the walls belonged to him. Although it is not definitely known to be a fact, it is understood that the chair at the desk and one or two others in the room were used by Lincoln. Akerson In Hallway. In the wide hallway outside, George Akerson, one of the secretaries, is car rying on his business at a long mahog any table which was used by President Lincoln and his war cabinet during that dark period. Secretaries Richey and Newton are using rooms directly across the hall from the President’s temporary office, one of which was used by Alice Roose velt, now Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, as as a bed room. The other was a bed room for White House guests. Another room at the northeast corner of the building, immediately north of the President’s office room, has been turned over to the President’s private stenog raphers. The remainder of the execu tive business is being transacted in rooms on the basement floor of the White House, although all those clerks and stenographers whose services were not absolutely necessary today were excused from work and those who were on duty were occupied principally with sorting out papers and books and other articles which had been salvaged from (Continued on Page 2, Column 5.) BYRD WHALING SHIPS REPORTED CRUSHED Crews Rescued After Vessels Are Caught in Jam—ldentity of Craft Is Not Disclosed. By the Associated Press. LONDON, December 26.—Exchange Telegraph dispatches from Wellington, New Zealand, yesterday reported that the crews of two whaling expeditions sent out by the Byrd Antarctic Expedi tion had been rescued after their boats had been crushed in the ice. The news was received by the Byrd supply ship Eleanor Bolling by wire less. The Eleanor Bolling is now at Dunedin, New Zealand. Capt. H. H. Railey, New York repre sentative of Rear Admiral Byrd, said last night that he did not know of any "whaling expeditions’’ having been sent i out by the Byrd party. He said, how j ever, that the whaling ship Neilsen Alonzo left her base recently in New Zealand for the whaling grounds and, as an accommodation to Rear Admiral Byrd, carried a load of supplies for the [ exploring party on the Ice Barrier. The Neilsen Alonzo had planned to transfer these supplies to one of the r small “chaser” whaling ships accom [ panying her and this “chaser” was to r take the supplies through the Ross Sea i to Little America. It was due at the Barrier on December 10. s Whether it was this “chaser” that t was meant in the Exchange Telegraph : dispatches from Wellington, New Zea land, as quoted by the Associated Press, 1 could not be determined, s Capt. Railey said that if the "chaser” l had been crushed in the ice and its i supplies for the Byrd expedlton lost, i no serious hardship would befall Byrd and his men. CONGRESS IS READY TO APPROVE NEW EXECUTIVE OFFICES President’s Quarters in Re placed State Department Building Suggested. FINE ARTS COMMISSION HEAD OFFERS PROPOSAL Structure for Government Archives Also Included in Projected Plan. While Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant, 3d, Army Engineer officer In charge of the White House Building and grounds, was concerned today with the Im mediate task of providing adequate temporary quarters in the State, War and Navy Building for the President and his secretaries, assurance was given today by leaders in Congress that what ever legislation and funds are needed for the erection of a new and adequate building for the Executive offices will be promptly provided by Congress. That Congress wUI welcome a recom mendation to provide a permanent fire proof, modern office building for the use of the President and his rapidly en larging clerical force, is emphasized to day by the most prominent men in Congress who are in the city—Demo crats as well as Republicans. This should be an essential part of the Federal BuUding program in the National Capital, they pointed out. Urges Fireproof Structure. Senator Wesley L. Jones of Washing ton, who will be chairman of the com mittee on appropriations of the Senate, said he believed that it will be far bet ter to erect a fireproof building to be used as the executive offices of the President than to repair the offices which have been damaged by fire. “I looked over the executive offices at the White House this morning," said Senator Jones, "and while it would be possible to repair that building, I per sonally think we should put up a fire proof building there. The executive offices which were damaged by fire were Intended to be temporary structures and contained a great deal of wood. I be lieve that we should take some of the money which has been set aside for the Federal buildings in the District of Columbia and construct a new office building for the President.” Senator Jones believes that the ex ecutive offices should be erected on the site of the old offices. He did not take kindly to a suggestion that the old State, War and Navy Building should be removed to give place to larger of fices for the President, with the State Department and the War Department placed elsewhere. "Such a plan might be carried out later,’ said Senator Jones, "but I be lieve that the erection of fireproof of fices for the President, with perhaps a somewhat larger building, on the old site will be satisfactory for many years to come.” Fire Sorry Spectacle. "It is a sorry spectacle for the country to see the President climbing through a window into a smoke-filled office to rescue important state papers,” said Representative Britten of Illinois today. “It emphasizes to the whole country the absolute need, in the interests of good government and economic administra tion, for the Federal building program in the Capital for. which Congress has already authorized an expenditure of $75,000,000 and a bill has passed the House authorizing an additional $115.- 000,000. The new Executive Office Building should be made one of the early buildings on this program. Price less papers and records are now at hourly fire risk in non-flreproof build ings occupied by practically every de partment of Government, just as were the White House records when Presi dent Hoover and his secretaries climbed through the windows to rescue them on Christmas eve.” Several members of the House have already stated that they are ready to introduce whatever bills may be needed for authorizing the new Executive Office BuUding, including Representative Royal Johnson of South Dakota and Mr. Britten. There will probably be a flood of bills introduced proposing a new White House office building. It is likely, how ever, that the one which will be enacted into law will be sponsored by Chairman Elliot of the House committee on public buildings and grounds, who is a mem ber of the Public Buildings Commission If a new executive office building is the best thing to be done in the opinion of those in charge, it will be promptly authorized by Congress. Mr. Moore's Proposal. Construction of a new State Depart ment Building on the west side of La fayette Square, demolition of the State, War and Navy Building, just across from the White House, and provision for the presidential executive offices on that site or in the new State Depart ment Building were suggestions advanced today by Charles Moore, chairman of the Fine Arts Commission, who has given the subject exhaustive study and thought. The executive offices that were burned on Chirstmas eve were constructed merely as a temporary measure, to get the President out of the White House during his working hours, removing the Chief Executive’s workshop from his home, Mr. Moore said. Now that the fire has made it necessary to repair the executive offices, the time seems oppor tune, in the opinion of Mr. Moore, to look to the future and make permanent arrangements. The present "monstrosity”—the State, War and Navy Building—should be torn down, the chairman of the Fine Arts Commission insists, as it is not only an architectural misfit, but is a fire hazard. In the opinion of prominent architects, Mr. Moore explained, if the building caught fire it would be destroyed in an hour and a half. The exposed iron beams would warp with the heat, he said, and the granite would crumple, sending the structure tumbling into its foundations. Cost $3,000,000. It would cost some $3,000,000 to re model the State, War and Navy Build ing, Mr. Moore pointed out, and then when the job has been completed, there be but a makeshift, at best. . .Tne best thing to do is to scrap the building, ’ Mr. Moore asserted. "It wUI be cheaper to tear it down.” ‘ The Proposed State Department on the * w . eßt Bide of Lafayette Square might contain provisions for the executive of (Contlnued on Page 2, Column fl.) JkyweUgJS*- . RADIO BAN ASKED ON QUACK CURES New York Health Commis sioner Says Public Is Men aced by Fakes. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, December 26.—Pake doctors and quack healing concerns, driven from the advertising pages of reputable newspapers and magazines by the combined action of publishers and health authorities, now are finding re newed prosperity through radio adver tising. This became known yesterday when it was learned that Dr. Shirley W. Wynne, commissioner of health, has written a confidential letter to the Federal Radio Commission at Wash ington, outlining this new invasion and asking what can be done to stop It. The National Better Business Bureau, of 383 Madison avenue, also is at work on the problem. Through its 47 affili ated local bureaus it made a survey sev eral months ago and subsequently in duced a number of the larger broad casting stations throughout the country to maintain self-imposed standards. Old, exploded treatments are being re vived, Dr. Wynne said, either by men who formerly engineered them or by new workers who have inherited the ap paratus and sales talks. Mechanical devices vie with drugs and herbs for a share of the gullible radio listener’s money. Among these devices, sold at prices ranging from S4O to SIOO each, are medically useless electrical and me chanical contraptions offered as cures and treatments for virtually every hu man disease. Dangerous Treatments Sold. Dr. Wynne said that treatments which were distinctly dangerous unless administered after a thorough physical examination, and then only by a skilled practitioner, were being sold to the general public for home use. Not only has he found that this kind of self dosing is being urged over the radio, but also that medicines, diets and ex ercises are being dispensed by fraudu lent and Irresponsible concerns which have no connection with any registered physician. In many cases, the commissioner said, these wares have not been con cocted by licensed physicians, as suf ferers are led to believe, but by hawk ers, "pitchmen,” vaudeville "strong men” and other commercially-minded laymen. Some, recommended to cure obesity, contain harmful drugs which may produce serious illness and death. Others suppress annoying symptoms and dissuade the victim from obtaining competent physical examination. The production of a false sense of security in 111 persons is one of the most insidious and dangerous phases of such quack treatments, it is pointed out. “Akin to medical quackery, a number of cosmetics and hair restorers, recom mended by persuasive announcers for the treatment of blemished skin and disappearing hair, are also being ad vertised over the radio,” the commis sloner said. “In many cases these prep (Contlnued on Page 3, Column 3.) CALLESWCHANGE IN AGRARIAN POLICY Former President Discusses Pay ments From Public Funds for Lands Taken by Government. By the Associated Press. MEXICO CITY, December 26.—El Universal today published an interview with Gen. Plutarco Elias Calles, in which the former Mexican President advocated changes in the national agrarian policy. Principally, the former President said, there Bhould be advance or im mediate payment for lands, which under the agarian laws it may be necessary to take over, this payment to be taken from the public funds, since otherwise virtue of the operation is lost. The former President advocates also a study of national distribution methods to avoid the bad results likely to arise if the land is handed out in too small parcels, such as, he said had been done in cases in France. Consolidation of all the nation’s debts so as to become payable from the coun try’s resources, leaving a surplus for payment for lands, was the closing re commendations in the interview which was granted to Antonio Galvan Duque, a close friend and former chief of his secre tarial staff, while Gen. Calles and his party were coming back recently from Europe. ■ ■ ■■ ■ ■ - Radio Programs—Page 29 Divorces in Chicago Granted at Rate of 1 Each 55 Minutes By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, December 26.—The divorce rate in Cook County Courts for 1929 was revealed to day, showing an average of one divorce every 55 minutes for the fiscal year. The number of divorces granted in Circuit and Superior Courts was 9,669, this being 220 more than In the preceding year. The figures were made known by the clerks of the two courts. The divorces averaged one to each 103 homes and affected 5,793 children. A majority of the parties involved, however, were childless. Wives were the peti tioners for divorce in three of four cases. Desertion and cruelty were the principal causes for which women sought the sever ance of marriage bonds. The majority of men based their suits r on charges of infidelity. The reports showed that only approximately 15 per cent of the contestants were native Americans. 3BIG CABIN PLANES LAST EIELSON HOPE Ships Arrive at Seward and Are Rushed North to Aid in Hunt. By tha Associated Press. SEWARD, Alaska, December 26. Arrival here of three powerful cabin type planes, with a complement of ex perienced Canadian flyers to man them, revived today the fading hope of the Northland that the search for Pilot Carl Ben Eielson and Mechanic Earl Borland, missing In Siberia since No vember 9, might prove successful. The planes and flyers, brought here from Seattle on the Coast Guard cut ter Chelan, were speedily transferred to a train on the Alaska Railroad and were proceeding today to Fairbanks, where they are to be reassembled and flown either to Nome or Teller, Alaska, to engage in the search. The train Is due at Fairbanks today. Can Carry Six Passengers. Each of the planes has room for six passengers in addition to the pilot and can lift sufficient gasoline to enable them to undertake long flights. They are equipped with everything neces sary for the safety of those flying them. The expedition will also be equipped with an aerial camera, with which it was said they might be able to pick up details of the areas passed over which would not be noticeable to the human eye. Although Alaskan pilots have been making strenuous efforts to find Eielson and Borland, they have been handi capped by lack of proper equipment. Prior to the arrival of the three cabin planes here yesterday, the only planes available in the North were open cock pit machines, Incapable of carrying the required amount of fuel and which af forded their operators little protec tion from the elements. Reach Icebound Nanuk. Pilots Joe Crosson and Harold Gillam, however, managed to reach the fur trading ship Nanuk, icebouhd at North Cape, Siberia, to which Eielson and (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.) FLOOD CONTROL TOPIC OF FORUM SPEAKER Senator Ransdell of Louisiana to Deliver Address Over Colum bia System Tonight. Senator Ransdell of Louisiana will discuss Mississippi Valley flood control in a radio speech tonight at 10:30 o’clock during the National Radio Fo rum, arranged by The Evening Star and sponsored by the Columbia Broad casting system. Locally the address may be heard through Station WMAL, a unit of the Columbia system. Senator Ransdell represents a State whose people are deeply interested in the Government's flood control program. He is thoroughly familiar with the progress of the work In the Mississippi "delta," and played a part in shaping legislation providing for Federal regulation of floods in the valley. He Is a member of the Senate Commerce committee, which sponsored the flood control measure. * The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press news service. Yesterday's Circulation, 98,056 (ff) Means Associated Prase. ORTIZ RUBIO GIVEN CORDIAL WELCOME Mexican President-Elect and Wife Will Be Lavishly En tertained Here. All the military fanfare and official honors usually accorded the active head of a nation greeted Pascual Ortis Rubio, President-elect of Mexico, and his wife on their arrival here today for a four day visit. Not forgetful of the Latin American homage paid America’s President-elect and Mrs. Herbert Hoover during their “good will" tour a year ago, the United States rendered the highest coutesles to Senor and Senora Ortiz Rubio when their special train arrived from Balti more at noon today. President Hoover sent to the station a fleet of White House automobiles and designated Secretary of State Stlmson and other dignitaries to meet the dis tinguished guests In the presidential room at Union Station. Hoover to Repay Call Personally. Later this afternoon he will pay an unusual personal tribute by going to the Mexican embassy to repay In per i son a brief call to be made earlier by the Mexican President-elect at the White House. Mrs. Hoover also will go in person to the embassy to bring Senora Ortiz Rubio to a tea at the White House. As the special train bearing the Mexican party rolled Into the station there was a flourish of trumpets that brought to attention a lane of Marines extending from the tracks Into the presidential reception room and which had Its effect also on a war-strength troop of Cavalry lined up at the plaza entrance. Accompanying the President-elect and his wife as they descended from the train were Or. Pulg Caussarance, director of the federal district of Mexico, and his wife; Gen. Manuel Perez Trevino, leader of the National Revolu tionary party, and his wife, and Senor Hernandez Chazaro, private secretary to Senor Ortiz Rubio. A staff of aides completed the retinue. Children Come Here Earlier. Senorlta Megla, cousin of the Presi dent-elect, had preceded him here at 11 o’clock, bringing with her the chil dren of Mexico’s future head, Pascual, 6 years old; Ofelia, about 7, and Eu genio, 4 years old. Senorlta Megla met the party at the station. Secretary Stlmson and Mexican Am bassador Manuel C. Tellez shook hands with the President-elect and his wife as they stepped to the platform. Senor Ortiz Rubio using perfect English in tha conversation which followed the Intro ductions. The group then walked rapidly be (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) - ■■■■■■■• TOKIO POLICE ARREST 180 KOREAN STUDENTS Group Is Charged With Participa tion in Recent Trouble at 40 Provincial Schools. By the Associated Press. TOKIO, December 26.—Arrest by To klo police of 180 Korean students of Tokio universities alleged to have been implicated in recent student troubles in Korea was revealed here today. Japanese authorities in Korea allege the trouble with the students was orig inally a student affair, which developed a political character under the direction of a "secret society of Communist ten dency.’’ More than 800 students were arrested at Seoul, Korea, on December 9 and many still are held for examination. The vernacular papers here assert the movements Involved 40 schools In 6 Ko rean provinces, but a recent statement from the Korean governor general as serted the trouble was ended there. BYRD PLANNING TO CITE FIFTEEN FOR WORK ON POLAR EXPEDITION Leader of Little America Party Acknowledges Promotion to Navy Department. By thi Associated Praia. Richard Evelyn Byrd, recently made rear admiral by Congress, will recom mend 15 members of his expedition for commendation by the Navy Department as soon as they return from the South Polar regions, because, he explained by radio today, they “deserve great credit for the work of the expedition for which the leader has been promoted.” The message from Byrd, acknowledge lng an announcement of his advance ment in rank, was made public by the Navy Department. It came from the ■expedition base in Little America, to TWO CENTS. TRIAL BOARD CITES AGNEW ON REFUSAL TO GIVE TESTIMONY Police Body Meets Third Re buff in Questioning Grand Jury Members. DAVIDSON ASKS LEGAL ADVICE AFTER WARNING Scott Talks Freely of Shelby’s Ap pearance Before McPherson Death Probers. The extraordinary Police Trial Board sifting charges of Inefficiency against Inspector Wiliam S. Shelby and Lieut. Edward J. Kelly met Its third rebuff to day In an effort to question members of the July grand Jury which excoriated the two police officers for their inves tigation of the death of Mrs. Virginia McPherson. Following the example of Merritt O. Chance, foreman of the grand Jury, who was cited In Police Court for de clining to complete his testimony be fore the trial board, Samuel P. Agnew and Baxter M. Davldv.n, two other members of the July grand Jury, refused i to testify* when the trial reopened after the Christmas recess. Agnew was im mediately cited to appear In Police ’ Court tomorrow afternoon, when the trial board will take steps similar to those in the case of Chance In an effort I to compel him to testify. Davidson, however, when warned that he also would be cited, asked leave to confer with counsel before making a final de cision and was excused, to be recalled this afternoon. [ Agnew’s Refusal Is Setback. I Chance, cited In Police Court Mon , day, was ordered by Judge Gus A. ! Schuldt to appear before the trial • board January 3 and complete his testimony. He has announced, how i ever, that despite the court order he - would refuse, thus facing possible con tempt proceedings, although the court has not indicated what procedure It may follow. Agnew’s defiance of the trial board did not come as a surprise, since he re vealed several days ago that he would 1 refuse to testify when recalled. The board, however, appeared to be some what set back by Davidson’s refusal to go on the witness stand. Shortly before the board reoessed for lunch, Robert I. Miller, attorney for Davidson, submitted a report to Chair man Atkins setting forth his client’s reason for refusing to testify. Cites Oath as Reason. The report said In part: “For more 3 ®° y ear s grand Jurors have sworn to Almighty God they 'Would never re peat what they heard in the privacy of chambers. No power on earth caA release them of the obliga to*l of that solemn oath. By reason of that oath I cannot divulge to this board 1 “i* proceedings In the grand Jury room during the McPherson Inquiry.” Miner said he would advise Atkina th ?. t h ® T ou,d U»ble to a contempt , action if he atempted to force the wit ness to violate his oath. When Miller attempted to read the 8 to the board Prosecutor Rob *r* E - L y nch J objected and Chairman Atkins refused to permit the statement to either be read or embodied as a part of the record of the proceedings. Davidson was then brought Into the room and notified to be In Police Court tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock— the same time Agnew has been cited to appear. James C. Scott, another member of the July grand Jury, called by the prosecution after Agnew and Davidson refused to testify, showed no hesitancy in answering questions about proceed lngs of the grand Jury Investigating the McPherson case. Another member of the July grand Jury who testified In the Shelby-Kelly trial Is John P. McKnlght, who ap peared Saturday. v Scott corroborated substantially the testimony of McKnlght to the effect that Shelby admitted before the grand Jury that police had “bungled” the In vestigation of Mrs. McPherson’s death and declared that the Washington po lice department was not equipped to in vestigate cases as well as some of the European departments. Agnew Cited to Police Court. When the trial was resumed at 10 o’clock, Agnew, who declined to testify Saturday, was recalled by the prosecu tion. Accompanied by Harry Whalen his attorney, Agnew faced the trial board. Asked by Chairman Atkins to raise his right hand and be sworn, he declined with an announcement that he would refuse to testify. | Atkins warned Agnew that if he re fused to testify he would be cited In Police Court. He again said he would refuse to testify. The board then cited him to appear In Police Court at 1:30 o'clock tomor row afternoon, when the attention ol the court will be Invited to his action. No action was taken by the board last week when Agnew declined to tes tify because of a doubt in his mthd whether he could be compelled to do so He was excused to confer with counsei before making a final decision. Davidson, another prosecution wit ness, was next called, and he followed Agnew’s policy. Atkins also warned (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) the Navy’s radio station at Tutuila, Samoa, and thence to Secretary Adams Signed •’Byrd," the message said: "The department’s message, Inform ing me of my promotion to rear ad miral, is respectfully acknowledged and I send sincere appreciation for the de partment’s congratulations. ’’lmmediately upon return to the States there will be forwarded to the Navy Department commendations of 15 Navy men who have contributed greatly to the success of our enterprise and who therefore deserve great credit for the work of the expedition for which the leader has been promoted."