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<0 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Rain and somewhat colder, with low est temperature about 42 degrees; to morrow rain and colder. Temperatures Highest. 68. at 2 pm. yesterday; low est. 66. at 7:30 am. today. Full report on page B-4. Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 14 and 15 No. 31,299. WARRANT CHARGING LEROY BRADY WITH MURDER IS SWORN j Justice of Peace to Hold Preliminary Hearing This i Afternoon. HERMAN TO BE GIVEN FREEDOM BEFORE NIGHT Lieut. Itzel Says He Will Be State's Witness Against Brother in Bombing Quiz. A diminutive 26-yrar-old automobile mechanic, Leroy Brady, today was for mally charged with murder, and plans made to arraign him before the justice of the peace in Upper Marlboro. Md.. as I investigators announced they intended | to prove he was the perpetrator of the ; Seat Pleasant "Christmas gift” bombing , atrocity which caused three deaths. Lieut. Joseph T. Itzel, Baltimore de tective, in charge of the investigation, * revealed Leroy’s brother, Herman Brady, j a 22-year-old farmer, would be released j from the Marlboro jail before nightfall. ; Itzel added that Herman would be a state’s witness against his brother. Frank P. Prince, a Prince Georges County officer, appeared before Harry j W. Gore, a justice of the peace, shortly • tv-fore noon and swore out a warrant in which he charged he possessed informa tion "that Lawrence Leroy Brady did kill and murder Naomi Hall Brady in i Prince Georges County. Md.. on or about the 29th day of December, 1929.” Goes to Serve Warrant. As soon as the warrant was obtained. Prince went to the Upper Marlboro Jail j in serve it on the young mechanic. The Brady brothers have been held in the jail several days while Itzel. another i "ace" of the Baltimore detective force; Prince and State’s Attorney J. Frank , Parran delved into the circumstances ; leading up to the tragedy. •We have obtained- ample informa- j tion to justify us in charging Leroy | Bradv with this crime,” Parran de clared. "We will present all our evi- j dence at the preliminary hearing this afternoon and will demand an early j trial. We already appear to have a j cood case against Leroy, and lam con fident we • win* obtain enough additional information to convict him.'' * Officials disclosed that they intended to swear out additional warrants charg ing the mechanic with slaying Naomi Hall j Bradv * brother and sister. Samuel Hall. 19 months, and Dorothy Hall. 44 years I old. Meanwhile. Mrs. Nora Hall, mother of Mrs Brady; Leslie Hall. 16. end Thomas Hall. 8. were recovering | from injuries suffered in the explosion. The hearing originally had b'en rtlanned for this morning, but was postponed until 4 o'clock this afternoon in order that witnesses might be sum mon'd. Herman Brady was expected t* be the star witness. Statement to Be Offered. Ttzel declared Herman would testify he believed that his brother had con- ( rtructed the death-dealing device and ; had personally delivered i|. The de- ; tective added a statement made several days ago by Herman would be intro- i tiuced in evidence. He said this state ment contained the charge that Leroy had become angry with Herman when j ' he learned of the marriage of his j vounger brother and Naomi Hall. The j statement also is understood to con tain the allegation that Herman told i Lerov his wife lived in the second house j on Carmondv road in Seat Pleasant. | but failed to specify that her home ! was on the south side of the highway, j Mrs. John Buckley, who resides in the second house on the north side of Carmody road and at whose home the ‘ Christmas package” was delivered at about 4:30 o'clock on the morning of December 29. also will be a witness. Leslie Hall, young brother of Mrs. Brady, being unable to attend because of injuries suffered in the blast; Stuart Carneal, 12-year-old playmate of Leslie, was summoned. The Carneal boy was expected to tell the magistrate he was with Leslie Hall when Mrs. Buckley a<ked him to deliver the bomb to his sister. The infernal machine was packed in a brown cardboard box addressed to Mrs. Brady. The address was printed. While portions of the box were recov ered. none of the handwriting was found after the box went off. Itxel to Testify at Length. Itzel probably will tell in detail of the clues collected by investigators during j a week's search. He said he would ’• te<- fv at. length unless Leroy waived ev nation with reference to license pie found at the home of Herman. These automobile tags, issued in Mary- j land in 1929. were said by Itzel to have ; been discarded by their owner at a garage in Washington where Leroy is employed. Itzel expressed the opinion i that they had been used to conceal Dis * trict plates on the car of the person who delivered the bomb. Meanwhile, there was speculation as to who would represent. Leroy. M Hampton Magruder. a Marlboro attor nev. has had several conferences re- 1 cpntlv with the prisoner. He said to oav. however, that he was uncertain whether h* would take the case. Parran said Leroy mould remain in the Marlboro jail should the preliminary hearing result in his being held for the art ion of the grand jury. Parran announced he would confer with Judges Joseph C. Mattingly. W. 1 Mitchell Diggs and W. M. looker of the Circuit Court should Leroy be ordered held by the magistrate. He said 'his iContinued on Page 2. Column T) FOUR OF CLUBS KEEPS COLLEGE GUESSING AS BUILDINGS SUFFER Lost Loving Cups Are Found After "Treasure Hunt,"; Each Containing a Card. Br the Associated Press. EVANSTON. 111.. January 9.—The four of clubs has Northwestern Univer sity campus guessing. During the Christmas vacation sev eral loving cups disappeared from vari ous fraternity houses. When school reopened each fraternity s house received an anonymous postcard 'directing the recipient to “look on page so-and-so in the dictionary.” Looking on page so-and-so. the looker found an other card, v -f«rriog him. to o«e» so Entered as second class matter post office. Washington. P. C. Charged with Bombing \W \ ~ m \ WSm ßpr JHH9 LE ROY BRADY. —Star Staff Photo. NEWTON INTEREST j IN SUGAR RELATED I | Lobby Committee Hears; About Efforts to Work Out Sliding Tariff Scales. _ By the Associaied Press. R. L. Purdon. sugar expert of the Commerce Department, told the Senate , i lobby committee today he had been j asked by Walter Newton, one of Presi- , j dent Hoover's secretaries, to try to work , out a sliding scale for sugar duties In j the pending tariff bill. Purdon said he understood several Government departments had been asked by Newton to work on a sliding scale, to ascertain If it was practicable. Purdon added that he w r orked out several different sliding scale proposals and Chairman Caraway of the lohby ; committee, asked him what became of them. "I still have them,” he replied, as a laugh arase among the audience. Smoot Given Copies. Purdon added that he understood his j ! proposals had been transmitted to! Chairman Smoot of the Senate finance j ! committee through the White House. | Later, he said, he was asked by Smoot to discuss the sliding scale with repre sentatives of sugar interests in an at tempt to work out a satisfactory sugar tariff. A sliding scale was considered by Smoot, but the plan was dropped when opposition developed. Questioned about a "highly con fidential" memorandum sent by Wil liam H Baldwin. New York publicity man. to Junior Owens, secretary of the American Bottlers of Carbonated Bev erages, Purdon said the information I might have been obtained from him. He added that nothing in the memo ! randum could be considered as con -1 fidential. Bottlers Conduct Campaign. The bottlers’ association has been conducting a rampaign against a high j sugar duty in the tariff bill. ! Maurice Mermey, Nrw York publicity j man, testified brfore the committee that i he had discussed the sugar tariff with | C. O. Townsend, sugar expert of the i j Tariff Commission. The witness said, how'ever, that it ; was merely a "spontaneous con versa ; tion,” Rnd that he did not know who i the sugar expert was until today, when ; ! he saw Townsend in the lobby com- i mittee room. Mermy’s testimony resulted from a letter previously read Into the record, | ; written by him to H. H. Pike, jr., New York sugar broker. The Letter read: "The authority for the information on the inclosed memorandum entitled Report on Sliding Scale,’ is Mr. Thompson, sugar expert, United States Tariff Commission.” The committee learned from the Tariff Commission that it had no sugar ’Xpert named Thompson, but had one named Townsend, who was also sum moned to testify today. Tells of Conversation. Mermey, who has been employed \ along with W. H. Baldwin to advocate a low sugar tariff in the pending tariff j bill, said he had met Towmsend some (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.) BETHESDA-16TH STREET | BUS LINE IS OPENED W. R. T. Co. Operates Line to Alas ka Avenue in District— Ex- J tension Is Planned. The Washington Rapid Transit Co. I today began operating bus service be- i tween Bethesda. Md.. and Sixteenth i 1 street, and Alaska avenue in the Dis ! trict. The new- service follows the East and West Highway recently opened to traffic. As soon as the work on the grade crossing separation of the B. & O. Railroad tracks on Sixteenth street, extended, is completed, the new bus ; service will be operated from Bethesda > direct to Silver Spring. Md. Tem porarily. however, it will be diverted j to Sixteenth street and Alaska avenue. I where transfers will V issued to busses | operating into Silver Spring byway of i . Alaska avenue. J The rate of fare will be in rents, with j a 5-cent zone for the ride between Bethesda and Jones Mill road. ! and-so in enoth»r book After peering i into many volumes, the inquirer found directions leading him to the hiding ' place of a loving cup. In each loving cup was a card—the four of ch^s. This was what some folks would re gard as good, wholesome Amusement. Unfortunately, the g«me was carried to the university buildings, some of which were dabbed with paint, the figures tak ing the form of clubs and being ar ranged In groups of four. A The property damage to Hat* is about *390. W)£ Mtoenitra Sfcf. J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION \^/ WASHINGTON, 1). C„ THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1930-FORTY-EIGHT RAGES. *** SCIENCE BATTLES MYSTERIOUS FEVER CAUSED BY PARROT Rare Disease Attacks Three in Annapolis After Long Lapse of Time. CASES ALSO APPEAR IN GERMAN SEAPORTS Public Health Physicians and Johns Hopkins Specialists Making Observations. BY THOMAS R. HENRY. Parrot fever, or psittacosis, one of the rarest and most fatal infectuous dis- I eases known to science, apparently has ■ gained a foothold in Annapolis, Md. I While fears of a widespread epidemic jof this malady are considered far j fetched. United States Public Health of | fleials are watching closely develop ' ments at the Annapolis Emergency Hos -1 ptyal, wdiere Mr. and Mrs. Lee W. Kal | mey are fighting for their lives against i the ravages of the dreaded fever. Parrot fever appears to have made its reappearance in the world in the past few months. After a long period in which no cases were reported it I broke out in October in the Argentine j Republic, as related by the Buenos Aires ! correspondent of the American Medical I Association, in a company of actors j who had taken part in a play which used a parrot as a sailor's pet. Several members of the company died, includ ing one of the foremast of Latin Amer ican comedians. At the same time an outbreak in one of the provinces was reported to the Argentine Public Health Service. May Strike Household. The present case at Annapolis is ap parently the next appearance of the disease, concerning which almost noth ing is known. According to the refer ences cited by the Hygienic Laboratory of the Public Health Service, it seems to I be contracted originally from parrots j and has a notable tendency to become ! epidemic in households. All the mem* j bers of a family may be stricken. Dre ! sumably from handling or cleaning out | the rage of the .same sick parrot, with ; out the disease spreaimg any further. There are cases on record, however, which indicate that one person has contracted it from another, which would make possible a widespread epi demic. Whether this Is the case is not known. The fever has the very high mortality rate of from 35 to 40 per cent, but the figures do not tell the whole story, for the death rate is much higher among older people than among children. It is not even known whether the mortality is due to the disease it self or ,to pneumonia, to which it seems to be a contributing factor. The actual disease, according to the Public Health Service references, may be more prevalent than is generally supposed, due to the likelihood of diagnosing it as pneumonia or Influenza, j Up to the present there has been only one serious American outbreak, which j caused.considerable mortality in Boston j early in the century and which was j traced to some sick parrots in a de partment store which were petted by I shoppers. The case reports on this epidemic are not available at present. First Appeared in 1879. The disease first appeared in Ger many in 1879, but case reports are lack ing. The first great outbreak occurred ' in Paris in 1892-63. immediately after the great influenza epidemic which had . swept over France, and was at first mis ! taken for a revival of this malady. There were striking differences, however, and the victims were found infected with bacillus psittacosis, which pre viously had been found in the bodies of parrots who had mysteriously sickened and died. Parrots were popular pets in Paris households at that time, so that It is unknown whether the disease spread from one victim to another or was contracted by each one separately from a sick pet. It was found that the organism could be recovered from the j feathers dropped by sick parrots on the floors of their rages where it survived 1 for some time, so that even cleaning out the cages might have led to an infec i tion. Outbreaks followed in England : and Italv The disease is described as "like ty i phoid fever complicated by pneumonia.” | It becomes manifest in from 7 to 25 days ‘ after the Infection. Sometimes the on ! set is sudden, with severe chills, like pneumonia, and sometimes it is grad | (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) $5,000,000 MEMORIAL | BUILDING FUND URGED Bill to Aid George Washington Association Is Introduced by Goff. A bill calling for an appropriation of *5,000,000 to be spent by the George : Washington Memorial Association In 1 the construction of the George Wash ington Memorial Building, at Sixth and j B streets, was introduced in the Senate j this afternoon by Senator Goff, Repub lican, of West Virginia. The bill was i referred to the appropriations committee ! for report. The erection of the proposed memo rial structure was authorized In a public buildings bill passed by Congress In 1913, and the foundation was laid seme I time ago. In offering the bill to provide i for an appropriation by Congress to aid ! in its construction. Senator Goff said: ! "This undertaking sponsored by the | sssoriation is laudable, the motive :s patriotic and the great objective sought to be achieved, deep-rooted as it is in the hearts of our citizens, is the most essentially American expression of love. , admiration and affection ever manifest ed by this Nation in war or peace. It j reflects the eternal truth that the grati tude of the republic has an indelible and everlasting memory. "I hope—in fact. I know—that this most worthy request of all the people w’ill receive Immediate attention by the committee and action by the Senate.” The site set aside for the erection of this memorial to George Washington lies within the area now being developed bv the Federal Government with new buildings fir the various executive de f"' •* ORTIZ RUBIO CUTS VISIT TO U.S. SHORT IN POLITICAL CRISIS, ; Breach in Party Threatened Over Control of Congression al Committee Personnel. FACTIONS NOW DIVIDED i IN WHITE AND RED GROUPS . Army Tells Calles He Is Still Look ed Upon as Military Leader of Mexico. BY A. ALCANTARA PASTOR. By Cable to The Star the Chicago Daily } News. Copyright. 1930. MEXICO CITY. January 9.—Pasrual ; ! Ortiz Rubio, President-elect of Mexico. I has cut short his tour of the United ! States and is rushing back to settle the i political row which threatens to bring about a division in the ranks of the National Revolutionary party, only political party in Mexico. This party was organized in response to the memorable address of P. Elias Calles. then President, to Congress in September, 1928. calling on the people | to organize real strong political parties | and start an era of institutional gov | emments. Rank and file revolutionists | —Liberals —gathered under the colors i of the National Revolutionary party, i ! which at the beginning was headed by i Senor Calles himself when he gave ! up the presidency, guiding the group i until he decided to abandon active 1 political life. Still Regarded as Leader. Senor Calles. though devoted to agri- I cultural work at his farm near Mexico ! City and at present discharging the ! special task of reorganizing the Na- I tional Railways, continues to be a ! luminary to whom politicians turn for | inspiration. The army, represented by I : a plurality of its leaders, yesterday paid homage to Senor Calles at a j luncheon attended by army chiefs, who ; came to the capital from far and wide, the toastmaster declaring that the army still considered him its leader. Constitution of Senor Ortiz Rubio's I cabinet has thrown the politicians into \ great excitement, the ranks of the Na-I tional Revolutionary party dividing into two groups. One, composed of stanch friends of Senor Calles, is called the “Whites"; the other is more inclined to seek Ortiz Rubio’s shelter and is known as the "Reds.’’ Each group is desirous of having its leaders fill the portfolios. President-elect Ortiz Rubio succeed ed in soothing the first, agitation re cently when he made both groups com promise on the line-up of the perma nent congressional committee, which represents Congress during its recess i and which in away has the final say i on the constitution of the new Con- ; gress. However, the political seas are heavier j and heavier as Ortiz Rubio's inaugura- ! i tlon nears. A few' days ago the Whites j dealt their opponents a heavy blow by i obtaining complete control of the con- ! grtssional committee. Reprisals fol-1 lowed immediately, and nine Senators | and eight deputies were expelled from • the revolutionary party, charged with i lack of discipline and disloyalty. So Ortiz Rubio is rushing back, and it is expected that he will throw oil on the troubled political waters. It is believed that he will accept the demands of the Whites by giving them some portfolios, as otherwise he runs the risk of losing j their support in the new Congress, j which will be inaugurated next Sep | tember. SAYS WIFE'S HEALTH BAD. i Gives Her Physical Condition as Reason for Curtailing Tour of 17. S. WINSLOW, Ariz., January 9 OP).— ! President-elect Pascual Artiz Rubio of I Mexico will return tomorrow to Mexico. I abandoning plans to end his tour of the j United States with a visit to the South- j ern Pacific Coast. The President-elect announced at i Gallup. N. M., last night that delicate health of Senora de Ortiz Rubio would necessitate an immediate return to Mexico City. The future first lady of I the southern republic appeared on the ' observation platform of their special j train at several points yesterday, and I appeared in good spirits, but it was ex plained hpr strength has been weak ?ned by the arduous tour of the United States on which she has accompanied her husband. The train of the presidential party left here last night for the Grand Can i yon of the Colorado, where it was sched , uled to arrive at 8 o’clock this morning. I Senor de Ortiz Rubio said he would' | enter Mexico tomorrow through Phoe- I nix, Ariz., and Nogales. Sonora, pro | ceedlng directly to the Mexican capital. NEW SENATE POSTS I ARE GIVEN APPROVAL : Assignments of La Follette and Thomas to Finance Group to Go to Conference. : By the Associated Press. The new Senate Republican organ ization set up with Senators La Follette. Wisconsin, and Thomas. Idaho, on the I powerful finance committee, was for- J mallv approved today by the committee : on committees and will be placed before ! a party conference tomorrow. Little trouble is expected in obtain ing ratification of the new line-up, giv- ( ing recognition to the rebel Western independents and the "young guard” at the party conference. La Follette, however, won a place on the finance rommittee over the opposition of the Eastern old guard leaders, including Senators Reed, Pennsylvania; Moses, New Hampshire and Bingham, Con necticut. Pending ratification of the new com mittee assignments by the Republican conference the new set-up was not made public, although the controversial positions became known. Wyeth Wills Harvard $5,000,000. PHILADELPHIA, January 9 (A*).— Harvard University will be the recipient of more than $5,000,000 under terms of the will of Stuart Wyeth, president of John Wyeth * Son Corporation, manu facturing chemists, which was filed for probate here yesterday. Radio Program* 4it Page D-3 p EDWARD W. BOK, EDITOR, DIES AFTER ACUTE HEART ATTACK i Philanthropist Succumbs to Brief Illness at Estate in Florida. Author's Life, Marked by Ro ' mantic Struggle. Climaxed by Wide Recognition. * ‘ ‘ By the Associated Press, j LAKE WALES, Fla., January 9 Ed | ward W. Bok. who came to this country | as an immigrant boy from the Nether- I lands and carved out for himself a dis tinguished position in public life as an editor, author and philanthropist, died at his estate near here today. He was 66 years old. Mr. Bok became ill shortly after his arrival with Mr*. Bok from Merlon, Pa., four days ago and his condition became critical yesterday. He passed away at 4:25 a.m. today, suffering from an acute heart attack. Following his retirement in 1919 as editor of the Ladies' Home Journal, Mr, 1 Bok spent much of his time in Florida. Within a short distance of his estate , rises one of his principal philanthropic 1 enterprises—a carillon of 61 bells erected i on a bird sanctuary. For the dedication of the Mountain i Lake Singing Tower and Preserve Calvin j Coolidge, then President, made a special i trip from Washington last February 1 i and delivered an address in which he 1 accorded high praise to the accomplish ; ments of Mr. Bok. Wed Publisher's Daughter. Mr. Bok, his friends said, considered the town and 4ts grounds a tribute to I his grandparents, sturdy folk of the old world who found enjoyment in music. In his 30 years as an editor Mr. Bok was associated with Cyrus H. K. Ctirtis, (Continued on Page 2, Column 5.)~ WAR DEBT ACCORD IS BELIEVED NEAR | French and German Dele gates Approach Agreement on Default Question. By the Associated Pie**, THE HAGUE, Netherlands. January 9.—The French and German delegates to the second reparations conference today made considerable progress toward an agreement on the thorny question of sanctions or measures to be taken in the event that Germany should default in her payments. The progress was made at an inter- j | view attended by Premier Tardieu and ! \ Foreign Minister Briand ror France and j | Foreign Minister Curtius and Minister j of Economics Wirth for (Germany. It was understood that the French ! asked only that something b? inserted in the protocal as to what may prop erly be done if some succeeding Ger- j man government would refuse to exe cute the Young plan. The French, it | also was understood, virtually have j abandoned the idea of military occu- I pation as a sanction. Premier Tardieu yesterday reiterated that, despite delays, the delegates hoped to complete their work and ad- j journ the second Hague reparations I i conference by the beginning of next I ! week. He will go. to Paris in any event i j Tuesday, next, to attend the opening I | of Parliament, while others are anxious J , to get away for the imminent meei ! ings of the League of Nations Council j I and the London Naval Conference. I The Bulgarians were still on the car- j i pet before the committee which is handling the Oriental or non-German reparations. It was hoped presenta- I tion of their case would be concluded [ and an agreement reached so as to j permit Hungary to state its case before j Saturday. ROCKETS “FOOL” POLICE. Evanston Patrolmen Put in 2,300 Extra Hours Guarding Property. EVANSTON, 111.. January 9 UP).— Skyrockets caused Evanston police to ; put In 2,300 hours’ extra work without added recompense during 1929. Chief of Pc ice William O. Freeman said in his an.iual report today. The skyrockets were placed in vacant lots by children and set off, the police believing them to be bombs. The police put. in the long extra hours guarding property and hunting the "bombers" b*fore the truth concerning the explo sions became known. I EDWARD W. BO if. ROBIN ASSURED SACKETT’S OFFICE Says Gov. Sampson Plans Appointment—Senator Con firmed as Ambassador. By the Associated Press. Representative Robsion. Republican, Kentucky, said today he had been as sured that he would be appointed to succeed Senator Sackett, Republican, Kentucky, as soon as the latter's nomi nation as Ambassador to Germany had been confirmed by the Senate. Robsion also announced that he would rur for re-election to the Senate after he has filled the unexpired term of Sen ator Sackett. j The Kentucky Representative said he had been given to understand that Gov. Sampson of Kentucky planned to make j his appointment as soon as he had re ceived the resignation from Senator | Sackett. SACKETT IS CONFIRMED. IV. E. Lee of Idaho Is Nominated to Succeed Campbell on I: C. C. President Hoover today sent to the Senate the nomination of Senator Fred | eric M. Sackett of Kentucky to be Am | bassador to Germany to succeed Dr. ' tlacob Gould Schurman, who recently ; resigned. He was confirmed immediately. The President today also nominated William E. Lee of Idaho to succeed J B. Campbell as a member of the Inter state Commerce Commission. Among the other nominations made , today by the President were the fol lowing: Gilchrist Baker Stockton of Florida to be Minister to Austria: Abraham C. Ratshesky. a Boston 1 | banker and former assistant food ad-! minLstrntor of Massachusetts, to be Minister to Czechoslovakia; James W. Remick of New Hampshire, to be arbiter on the United States- Germany War Claims Commission. Albert H. Tarleton of Honolulu, to be collector of internal revenue for the district of Hawaii. Thomas L. Walker of Lexington, Ky.. reappointed collector of customs for the ] forty-second district of Kentucky. Senator Sackett. who is just com j pleting his first term, was not on the : floor when his nomination arrived. In : formed of his confirmation, he sent I a telegram to the Kentucky governor resigning his post. Vice President Cur tis announced the resignation. Senator Copeland. Democrat. New York, took the occasion to laud the ' Kentuckian's “loyalty and devotion to j the Nation.” "I had the pleasure of serving with , him on the District of Columbia com- | mittee,” the New Yorker said, ' and 1 1 can say no member of that committee has ever served more faithfully or loyally than Senator Sackett. "I am sure I speak for my colleagues on this side of the chamber when 1 wish for Mr. Sackett and his good wife every success In his new office, and I feel the country is to be congratulated on sending him abroad.” »— ■■ , - California Town Feels Quakes. SANTA CRUZ. Calif.. January 9 i/PV Two earthquake shocks of varying intensity were felt here near midnight. The first Mid slightest tremor occurred at 11:30 Hkn. The second shock was felt IS mfwstes later. No damage was I repor'.ed. -ia —yr* 1 ■ r; 11 The only evening paper in Washington with the * Associated Press news service. Yesterday’* Circulation, 112,882 (/P> Mean* Associated Press. SMITH RECORDS PROMISED DODDS Federal Agent Seeks Affi davits From New York Clients of Company. / By • Staff Correspondent of The Star. NEW YORK. January 9—Having reached an agreement with attorneys for the F. H. Smith Co. that the long sought records of the corporation will be produced in Federal Court Monday, Nugent Dodds, special assistant to the Attorney General, today was interview ing Smith Co. clients here in an en deavor to obtain affidavits for use in possible criminal proceedings against certain officials of the concern. Dodds has not asked the Federal grand jury here to Indict any of the Smith C©i officials, - but it was learned he is preparing - evidence for presenta tion to the Jury next week. It is not believed, however, that he will attempt to have Indictments returned until he has received and studied the records of the company. Will Not Press Contempt Charge. Dodds decided yesterday, after a con ference with defense counsel, not to press contempt of court charges against G. Bryan Pitts, chairman of the Smith Co. directorate; John H. Edwards, jr„ vice president, and Gerald R. Trimble, secretary. Subpoenas duces tecum had been served on the three, directing them to appear in court yesterday with records which the Department of Justice deemed essential to its investigation of the Smith Co.’s business offices. However, the officials did not appear. Instead, George Leisure of Smith counsel ap peared in court with three young girls, whom he described as "custodians of the records. ” His contention is that Pitts. Edwards and Trimble were not served with per sonal subpoenas and that they could not. under such service, be compelled to appear personally before the grand jury. Leisure said the three girls had the records wanted by the department with them yesterday and that, although they waited all afternoon, no demand was made on them to produce the docu ments. Refuses to Recognise Girls. Dodds refused to recognise the ap pearance of the three girls as a proper answer to the subpoenaes, presumably jn the theory that to do so would stop :iim from instituting contempt of court proceedings against the three officials, instead, after conference with Leisure, it was decided to defer court action un til Monday. Defense attorneys indicated, however, that the records will not be brought in*o court by officials of the Smith Co. Ac : -ording to Leisure, appearance in court it the officials might hinder them in de fense of charges being made against them in Washington. SHAW TO FILL POST. Succeeds Castle.at State Department During Latter's Absence. Gardiner H. Shaw of Boston, chief of the State Department Division of Near Eastern Affairs, is to act as an I Assistant Secretary of State in the ab -1 sence of William R. Castle, jr., w r ho ! has been made special Ambassador to Japan for the duration of the London j Naval Conference. Mr. Shaw will carry on his new work in addition to his present duties. COOLER WEATHER PREDICTED J AFTER FREAKISH WARM SPELL j Bureau Expects Drop in Temperature Tonight, Although Not to Reach Freezing Point. With th<* mercury climbing steadily l since 8 o'clock It. was predicted at the Weather Bureau Observatory today that j yesterday’s record of 68 degrees would j be put to shame during the mid-after ; noon. The whole country is passing through ! freakish extremes of weather, officials | said, with Washington tfie center of a | | warm belt extending from Boston to the j Gulf Coast. In Texas, where it ought to be milder, there are extremes from freezing to 8 degrees above zero, while Washingtonians are basking today in sun-warmed air that, probably Will reg ister as high as 72 degrees. Out in the Middle West where a cold wave is sending the mercury to 48 and 34 degrees in some places, the icicle area is creeping over parse of Pennsyl vania. New York and Northern New Bnglsnd. I TWO CENTS. [naval delegates LEAVE CAPITAL TO TACKLE ARMS KNOT Ceremonial Departure Lack ing as American Group Starts for London. SHIPBOARD CONFERENCES TO SPEED UP PROGRAM Stimson Prescribes Hard Work as Remedy for Difficulties to Be Encountered. By thr Associated Press. An American diploma tie mission ex traordinary turned toward London to day to make one more determined try to end the competitive building of navies. On January 21 they will assemble at the British capital with representatives of Great Britain, France and Italy for a conference expected by the whole world to write a conspicuous chapter, of one kind or another. In international history. Despite the far-reaching possibilities which hover about their pilgrimage, no ceremonial leave-taking heralded the departure of the conference-bound offi cial party today. President Hoover al ready had bidden his representatives I Godspeed on Tuesday at a White House breakfast. Secretary of State Stimson, head of the delegation, had gone on before to have a few hours at his home in New York before sailing. Few Witness Departure. His colleagues of the commission, in cluding Secretary Adams, Ambassador to Mexico Dwight W. Morrow, Senator David A. Reed, Republican, of Penftsyl* vania. and Senator Joseph T. Robinson. Democrat, of Arkansas, completed their private arrangements for the voyage on the steamship George Washington of the United States Lines during the past week. The remaining delegates. Ambas sador Charles G Dawes and Ambassa dor Hugh S. Gibson, will join the American contingent in London. Only a handful of the residents of the Capital City gathered to witness the departure of the special train en gaged fcr the remainder of the official party, with its troupe of clerks and ad visers, in its first stage. The trip Lon don ward was planned to fit a hurried schedule, in vivid ccyitrast with the de l liberate pace which the naval con , ference itself is expected to travel. The train was given a special fast 1 schedule to Jersey City, where motors had been ordered in readiness to rush the entire party to the steamer at her pier in Hcboken. Already held up be yond her sailing time, the ship was ready to put out to sea by midafternoon, as soon as Secretary Stimson and the other delegates had Joined their col leagues and all were safely on board. Wilson Used Same Boat. Once before the George Washington filled a thrilling role in the drama of American diplomacy. It was aboard \ this same vessel that President Wilson sailed for France In 1918 to negotiate the treaty of Versailles. Today the ship was packed to capacity, her regular passenger list rearranged radically to accommodate the official party, totaling I about 100. including the wives of sev eral members. Besides the two delegates who will meet the commission in Lon don there are a number of State De partment officials and members of the American foreign service in London and : on the Continent of Europe who will be attached to the delegation or assist in its labors. Ahead of the delegates and their ad visers during the trip is a series of con ferences on shipboard. The Secretary brought the arrangements for the trip to a close last week, but there are still a large number of details to be gone over by the delegates before the vessel docks in Plymouth, where she is sched uled to arrive January 17. Much work wa. accomplished by the Secretary and his colleagues in a series of conversa tions held at the State Department dur ing the past three or four weeks. Mr. Stimson having adopted the prescrip tion of hard work for the difficulties j which will be encountered at the con ference. The special train carrying Secretary Adams and the naval and technical ad visers and attaches left Washington to day at 9 a m. for Hoboken, where the party will board the steamship George Washington. The special, running over the Penn sylvania Railroad, was made up of nine coaches, including a private car. which was used by the naval Secretary. Scheduled to make only one stop, the train was due to reach Hoboken at 1:30 p.m., half an hour before the George Washington was to sail for Southamp ton. Alfred Sze's Nephew Suicide. 1 SHANGHAI. January 9 iflP).- Sa* Chun Yu. nephew of Alfred Sze. Chi nese Minister at London, committed sui cide last night after loss of *20,000 through speculation in gold bars from Nanking. The suicide was regarded here as a tragic note in the slump of silver on the markets. According to government experts, the government's immediate loss as a result of the silver slump exceeds *10,000,000. Today's predicted temperature of *7O or more degrees is not a record for Jan uary, however, for on January 22. two years ago. overcoats were flung aside when the mercury reached 76 degrees. There will be some relief tonight when a drop in temperature is expected, but Weather Bureau officials said that it will be nowhere near freezing. Tomor row it will be colder yet. ■ Starting on December 22. with but slight interruptions, the temperature for the Washington area averaged 9 degrees above normal until the end of the month. From January 1 to January 8. the daily average above normal was 12' a degrees. Over the whole period the average was 11 degrees. Apparently January isn't such a freakish month as present temperature records seem to Indicate. In the last 20 years, officials said, there have been only eight instances when the mercury soared above 60 degrees dtiring Januarv. t 1 Today is one of them.