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(tr. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Snow or rain tonight, probably clearing
tomorrow morning, colder tonight with
lowest temperature about 24 degrees, colder
tomorrow. Temperature—Highest, 31, at
noon yesterday; lowest, 27, at 3 a.m. today.
Full report on page 8.
Closing N.Y. Markets, Pages 11,12 & 13
No. 31.311.
Chief Delegates
in Agreement
on Purposes.
Filmier Macdonaid
Made Chairman
of Conference.
Associated Pres* Staff Writer.
LONDON. January 21.—Sound
ing a call in words heard round
the world, the five great naval
powers consecrated themselves
anew to peace today at the open
ing session of their long-awaited
conference on the further limita
tions of armaments on the sea.
Their first meeting was opened
formally with impressive dignity
in the royal gallery of the Palace
of Westminster by King George,
who bespoke success irw ending
competition in building ships of
war, the nations each in turn de
claring in eloquent phrases their
readiness for common sacrifice in
the common interest.
No diplomatic bombshell dis
turbed the solemn quietude of the
session, for every national pro
nouncement was couched in gen
eral terms and in the tone of ut
most harmony.
When the formal opening addresses,
which were broadcast by a world-wide
hook-up, had been completed the con
ference adjourned to reconvene Thurs
day morning at 10 o'clock in St. Jame's
Palace. Tomorrow the delegates will
•pend in informal discussion to claar
the way for Thursday's meeting, which
win be a private one.
■ Sounds Call to Peace.
~I believe that you to whom your
governments have intrusted the high
mission of continuing the task begun
at Washington,” said King Gecrge, "are
animated with single-minded intentions
of working not with any selfish and
exclusively nationalistic purpose, but
with noble inspiration ana the resolve
to remove once for all this particular
obstacle from the path of ordered and
civilized progress."
lh order after King George had
sounded the note of naval limitation
and the removal of “the evil results of
wasteful competition in naval arma
ments.” and had departed from the re
splendent conference chamber In the
Palace of Westminster, the spokesmen
of Great Britain. Prance, the Ignited
States. Italy, Japan and all the British
dominions Joined in a chorus of hope
ful predictions. How far these proph
ecies may be fulfilled only the more in
formal later sessions can tell, but at
least a harmonious beginning had been
Ramsay Macdonald. Great Britain's
(Continued on Page 4, Column 1J
Right to Compel Company to Give
Location of Bootleg Suspect*
Challenged in Court.
By the Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. January 21.—The
legal right of the Federal Prohibition
Department to compel a telephone
company to reveal the location of;
suspected bootleggers’ telephones was at
tacked on constitutional grounds in
United States District Court yesterday
by the Pacific Telephone Ac Telegraph
The case was said to be the first of
Its kind.
Alfred Sutro. attorney for the com
pany, which was ordered into court to
show cause why it should not lay open
"confidential” records to the Govern
ment. contended that inquisitorial
power* rested only with grand juries.
It was for this reason, he told Judge
Prank H. Kerrigan, that he advised E
T. O'Donnell, office manager of the
telephone company, to refuse to answer
questions asked him at a hearing before
Commissioners Arthur G. Fisk and
Ernest E. Williams.
Invoking the espionage act passed
during the World War, however, United
State* Attorney George J. Hatfield
argued that the questions put to O DpM«.
nell by the commissioners constituted a
judicial function because tha Judiciary
has a right to inform itself as to “pend
ing conspiracies and plans against the
After arguments. Judge Kerrigan took
rase under advisement
Sheep Gland Remedy Produces "Striking Results" in
Experiments on Diseased Tissue.
St the Associated Pres*.
SAN FRANCISCO. January 21.—Dis
covery by two San Francisco surgeons
of what they call a "cancer-killing ;
serum” waa disclosed today when It
became known that medical agencies
of the University of California have de
cided to co-operate in further experi
ments with the substance.
The originators. Dr. Waller Bernard
Coffey, chief surgeon of the Southern
Pacific Hospital here, and Dr. John D.
Humber, his colleague, specified that
serum was not to be regarded as a
F.nfered as second elass matter
post office, Washington, r* C.
! The King’s Address
British Monarch Sounds Call to Peace and Points
Way to Advancement Through ISaval Confer
ence of Leading Potters.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, January 21.—A stenographic report of the speech
by King George V opening the London Naval Conference today, as
| f—" ■ ■ .
Mk .
King George.
the conclusion of the Washington treaty in 1922, imposing Uertain
limitations on construction of ships, but hitherto all efforts to
■ (Continued on Page 4. Column 4.)
Stimson Says Limitation of
Armanent Is Continuous
By the Associated Press.
LONDON. January 21.—A declara
tion that the present effort at naval
limitation is not regarded as final was
made here today by Henry L. Stimson,
the American -Secretary of State, in
his address at the opening of the naval
conference In the royal gallery of the
House of Lords.
-'Naval limitation is a continuous
process.’’ he said. "We regard dis
armament as a goal to be reached by
successive st/’ps, by frequent revision
and improvement. A solution reached
today, however perfect, may not re-
I spond to conditions at a later date.”
The chairman of the American dele
gation added that he and his col
leagues were ready to remain in Lon
don until the problems were solved,
until the opportunities were grasped
and until the world was given an
agreement that would carry it happily
on to the time when the nations could
meet %galn in the same spirit to
look over the situation anew.
Impressed by Talks.
‘‘We are profoundly impressed and
moved -by the significance of the
speeches we have just heard,” he said;
| “the cordial and hospitable welcome
extended to us by his majesty, the
I King, and the wise analysis of our
| probleips which has been so movingly
| presented by the prime minister. I
am so convinced that all members of
this conference share the lofty ldeal-
I ism that has been expressed in the
two preceding speeches that I look
j forward with confident hope to the
, success of our labors. I deem it an
auspicious event that our first meet
ing at this conference, in which there
, must be a. spirit of understanding and
! co-operation, should take place in the
I House of Parliament, which has for
I Americans a deep significance as the
I cradle of our jurisprudence and of our
• fundamental ideas of human liberty.
"The use of international conferences
! of this sort for the purpose of limiting
and reducing armaments is a recent de
velopment in world affairs, so recent
that number of our colleagues at this
(Continued on Page 4, Column 6.)
Canada Sent $20,000,000 Worth
Into U. 8. During 1929.
OTTAWA. January 21 (/P). —Govern-
ment figures, published today show
that $20,787,100 worth of alcholic
beverages were exported from Canada to
the United States during 1929.
This figure is approximately $2,500,-
000 less than the value of liquor exports I
to the United States in 1928.
Total liquor exports from Canada in !
1929 were $29,599,919.
' ST. LOUIS, January 21 (jP).—Van j
. Lear Black, Jr., son of the publisher of
the Baltimore, Md„ Sun, and Miss Helen I
Mitchell Frampton, daughter of Mr. and j
Mrs. Reynolds C. Frampton of St. Louis,
were married in Grace M. E. Church
here last night. They left on a wedding
trip and will make their home in Lan
caster, Pa.
j cancer cure, but asserted that it was
able to kill cancerous tissues. Dr. Cof
j fey said it produced "striking results”
in one case.
Dr Karl Meyer, director of the
Hooper Foundation of the University
of California, described the discovery
as "the most notable advance in the
field of cancer research” and as being
“of the utmost possible importance.”
The serum is derived from the outer
layer of the adrenal glands of sheep
and was asserted by its discoverers to
have the power, when Injected into the
human body, of "destroying the tissues
of the malignant areas.”
W)t fhmim Skf.
relayed over a Nation-wide network by the
National Broadcasting Co., follows:
“It is with sincere satisfaction that I am
present here to welcome the delegates of
the five principal naval powers assembled
for the object of eliminating the evil results
of wasteful naval armaments. Every na
tion represented here is proud of its navy,
proud of that navy’s past achievements and
its traditions. It is not the fault of these
traditions nor of our navies. It is the com
petition due to the supposed necessity which
i, has led to a feeling of insecurity between
nations and even to the risk of war.
“Since the great war all of us have de
termined to leave nothing undone to pre
■ vent a repetition of that grim and immense
I tragedy. We are seeking to bring about
I agreement between maritime nations on
I the limitation of naval armaments and
i bring the reduction to a point consistent
with national security.
J ‘‘This limitation of naval armament has
in the past proved a matter of supreme
difficulty. A great success was achieved in
Woman Waits 4 Days
To Hear King; Dies
On Eve of Address
For four days Mrs. Anna Marie
Ake, 80 years old, of 319 Third
street, had looked forward to
hearing the speech which King
George of England made over
the radio this morning.
When her alarm clock rang
and failed to arouse her at 5:30
o'clock this morning, members of
the family went into her bed
room and found her dead in bed.
Dr. N. G. Norrell pronounced
her death due to natural causes.
Sentiment lor Peace Appears
to Permeate London
By Radio to The Star and Chicago Dally
News. Copyright, 1830.
LONDON, England, January 21. —
Multi-national color • floods the great
hotels of London. The Occident and the
Orient meet in such a spectacle of
variegation and animation as seldom
has been seen In even this familiar as
sembling ground of the races. And over
it all appears to brood an extraordinary
spirit of buoyancy and good-fellowship
—a spirit which seems to say, ■> ‘‘The
world really is drawing closer together;
the plague of Interracial and interna
tional suspicion and antipathy actually
is dying out.”
May it in very truth be so—that un
doubtedly sums up the sentiment of not
only the metropolis, but of the nation
or cluster of nations —England, Scot
land, Wales and Ireland—which is host
to the five-power naval conference.
Hotels Are Swarmed.
Handsome men with strong person
i alttles and vigorous minds abound in
the hotels housing the official visitors.
Swarms of advisers and secretaries and
other attendants move in the wake of
the principal delegates. Dining rooms of
the hotels —some of the most attractive
in the world —afford at luncheon and
dinner fascinating scenes that are vocal
with many tongues. The corridors in
some places have been turned into tem
porary offices where quick-fingered
stenographers and typist* create a clat
ter that is strangely Incongruous in
such surroundings. Hotel managers,
clerks and servants wear their smartest
garb and their most affable demeanor,
obviously proud to serve the men
j (Continued on Page 4, Column 8.)
'Rum-Laden Speedboat Overhauled
After Three-Mile Chasa
on River.
By the Associated Press.
MIAMI, Fla., January 21.—Overhaul
ing a rum-laden speed boat after a
3-mile chase on the Miami River early
today. Coast Guardsman shot a colored
member of the crew and seized approxi
mately 200 sack* of liquor. Two com
panion*, who the wounded man said
were white men, escaped.
Leon Sanders, 28. the victim, was
said to have been shot In the thigh
by Coast Guardsman Harry A. Jack
son, Pernandina, Fla., of Picket Boat
No. 9031 a* he attempted to flee after
the rum runner had nosed into the
river bank. He was taken to a hospital.
Changes in Spain's Cabinet.
MADRID, January 21 King
Alfonso today announced the resigna
tion of Finance Minister Calvo Sotelo
and the appointment of Count De I/>*
Andes, now minister of economv, to the
finance portfolio. Sebastien Costedo,
formerly director of economy, will be
come minister as economy.
Basic Principles
Behind Meeting
Are Revealed.
i Kellogg Pact and
\ League to Have
i Important Roles.
By Radio to The Star and Chicaco Dally
News. Copyright. 1930.
LONDON, England, January
J 21.—The speeches at the formal
• j opening of the Naval Conference
i today revealed one outstanding
' and highly important fact: All
the delegations are now agreed
i regarding the principles which
1 shall underlie the negotiations.
The intensive work of the Amer
ican representatives during the
last few days in numerous private
. conversations has not been in
vain. Fascist Italy has never
heretofore spoken words of great
er International good will. France,
far from proving an obstacle to
achievement, seems to promise
ardent co-operation based on sin
cere faith. As for the American
state of mind, it was unmistak
ably demonstrated by Secretary
of State Stimson’s placid state
ment that our delegation intends
to remain here until an agree
ment as complete as possible is
reached, no matter how long it
In the opinion of experienced
observers, the conference could
not possibly be opened under
more auspicious circumstances.
The principles on which an agree
ment seemingly may be reached
may be summarized thus:
Bast* of Negotiation*.
Limitation* of naval armaments, to
be achieved, must be calculated from
, estimated national need* a* modified by
the degree of security and International
solidarity already established by the
Kellogg anti-war pact, the covenant of
the League of Nations and all other
treaties and institutions which now
form part of the world’s new peace or
ganization. This does not mean, how
ever. that it may not be expedient to
consider some additional peace pact
That sea, land and air forces are in
terdependent is fully recognized, but so
is the fact that for practical reasons
each must be dealt with separately.
Finally, the results of this conference,
while they will be binding so far as
they go, will not be considered com
plete. All the delegations seem to look
forward confidently to a general dis
armament conference In which these
results will be Incorporated as part of a
larger whole.
The American delegation goes even
further and foresees, as the sense of se
curity grows in the world, successive
reductions and readjustments at inter
vals reaching far into the future.
Other Powers’ Aims.
The Italians and Japanese, both of
whom are sorely tried by the high cost
of armaments, want big reductions im
mediately, but the British and the
French think that stabilization may be
the most that can be accomplished for
the present.
_The_Amerlcans hold a middle ground
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Police Finally Convinced Reports ■of
Prowler True—Walter Johnson
A hunt for the panther, or mountain
lion, which for the past 10 days has ,
terrorized the suburban section of
Northeast Washington, was started in '
earnest today, asC apt. Charles T. Peck
of. the eleventh precinct called upon
W. E. Crouch, acting chief of the preda
tory animal control division of the De
partment of Agriculture, to furnish traps
and an expert in mountain lion hunt
ing, to rid the section of the beast.
At the same time the captain issued
a warning to all residents of the section
to stay within doors at night and go
their way carefully Jn the daytime.
Sportsmen Offer Aid.
Meanwhile Capt. Peck has accepted
the offer of local sportsmen to aid in
tracking the beast down and is holding
in readiness at the precinct station in
Anacostia two big foxhounds, which
will be put on the trail immediately a
report is received of the beast.
Crouch- declared today that his de
partment stands willing at any time to
aid the local police in finding and kill
ing the beast, and has in the Washing
ton office all the necessary traps, hues
and other devices used in catching
mountain lions in the West. He said
that if the local police thought it nec
essary he would bring in a cat-trapping
expert to use the traps. He did not
know how soon the expert might be
brought to Washington. Most of his
division's work, he said, is in the West,
where mountain lions, wolves and other
predatory animals are a menace to cat
tle and sheep.
Informed of Opportunity.
Informed of the facilities of the De
: partment of Agriculture by The Star.
Capt. Peck immediately got in touch
with Crouch and received promises of
the department's fullest co-operation.
At first skeptical that there was any
wild animal at large in the Northeast
section. Capt. Peck today was fully con
vinced that some type of big cat is
/Wmay FirSl|^'
. .
State Examiners Making
Check of Institution’s
Financial Records.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
ALEXANDRIA. Va., January 21.
The bank of Del Ray did not open its
doors for business this morning. A no
tice pasted on the door stated that the !
bank had been closed by order of the
board of directors for purposes of an
State bank examiners are now mak
ing an examination of the hank, which
is a State Institution and not a national
Carl L. Budweskv. an attorney and a
member of the board of directors, issued
the following statement:
“The Bank of Del Ray was closed to
day temporarily by order of the board
of directors for the purpose of having
an audit. The board is hopeful of be
ing in a position to reopen the bank
for business within a very short time
and confidently believe that all de
positors will be paid in full.
“The board regrets the inconvenience j
that may result to some of Its patrons
by reason of Its closing temporarily
for the audit, and when same is com- I
pleted will make further announcement I
of its plans.”
The bank was organized August 1, '
1923 and is a State Institution. In a
statement to the State bank examiners !
made December 31, 1929, resources were ‘
reported as $104,559.79. Loans and
discounts as $75,140.41. Total deposits
as $54,048.07. Bills payable, $21,500.
The bank has a capital stock of *25,-
000. Nelson T. Snyder is president.
Clay T. Brittle Is cashier and the board
cf directors is composed of Snyder,
Brittle. Carl L. Budwesky, Judge Wil
lis m P. Woolls, John Gary, Qeorge E.
Garrett, Tony Guiffre. A. A. Bitten
fender and Henry P. Thomas.
The bank has many small depositors
and draws a great portion of its busi
ness from employes of Potomac Yards,
which is situated nearbv. A small crowd
of persons could be observed hanging
around the bank this morning.
In April of last year the bank was
held Tip by six armed men and robbed
of $2,500. Information given by the
board today was to the effect that that
sum was entirely covered by Insurance,
which had been paid to them.
roaming the woods and fields of that
I section, and immediately started draw
j Ing his lines to locate the beast.
Early this afternoon a report reached
No. 11 precinct that the cat had been
sighted again. Shortly afterward came
the news that the hunters had killed
another pet police dog.
Capt. Peck was convinced of the
presence of the beast when last night j
he Inspected the carcass of a hog that
was attacked in the pigpen of Bernard ;
Chapman of the 500 block of Fiftieth i
street northeast night before last. The 1
hog’s body showed unmistakable signs I
of receiving a terrible mauling from 1
some powerful animal with long, sharp l
claws. Long gashes In the porker’s!
back, stomach and neck told a tale of I
long, ripping claws possessed by no i
Believed Mountain Lion.
The animal is undoubtedly a moun
tain lion, Windsor Adams of Betliesda, ,
Md., a deputy game warden of
Maryland, declared last night when he
visited the scene of the animal's
depredations in company with Walter
Johnson, manager of the Washington
base ball team. Adams examined
carefully animal tracks near Chapman's
pigsty and pronounced them as un
doubtedly made by a mountain lion,
Johnson arrived on the scene last
night with his favorite foxhound. Rock, I
in hope that a hot scent would furnish
some sport in trailing the beast. The
trails were all cold, however, and the
best his or any of the numerous other
dogs brought to the scene could do was
scare up rabbits. Hostilities among the
dogs also enlivened Lite situation and
hampered the panther hunt.
In the hope that the beast would I
come back last night for Its kill of the j
night before. Capt. Peck detailed two of '
the best shots of his precinct, Pvts. W |
F. McDuffie and 8. R. McKee, to watch
(Continued on Page 2, Column 8J
Missing Manager
Os Bank Leaves
Moneys Exposed
By the Associated Press.
WORLEY, Idaho, January 21. —
Northwest police today were asked
to search for Michael M. Kraemer,
32. manager of the Bank of
Worley, who disappeared yester
day. leaving his vaults open and
money lying on the bank
It could not be learned whether
the bank's affairs were in good
order. It was feared the man
might freeze to death if he were
ill, as the thermometer has been
below aero for several days.
Discovery Brought Visit to
Workshop Last Night,
Police Explain.
A keg of gunpowder, which police
I found in the workshop at the home of
! Herman Brady several days ago, was
, revealed today u the reason for their
obtaining a search warrant for the
I premises last night. Some caps, such as
used in a muzzle-loading shotgun, were
j also found several days ago.
County Policeman Prince and Sergt. I
Charles Schalter, who made the searcn
last night, admitted this morning they
got a receptacle, but refused to disclose
what was in it.
State’s Attorney J. Prank Parran
’•aid today the keg which the officers
discovered on their previous visit was
about one-third empty.
It is understood that Herman Brady
made no secret of the fact that he had
gunpowder for the purpose of using it
in an old-fashioned shotgun, which he
is also said to keep at home.
Police Spend Day at Marsh.
It was revealed today that the county
authorities had investigated a theory
that the person who made the bomb
might have made a previous one and
experimented with it in a Southern
Maryland marsh. Police spent an en
tire day at a marsh in St. Marys Coun
ty on this theory, but returned with the
conviction that if such an experiment
ever was performed it was not done
State’s Attorney Parran said he had
visited the place where Herman and
Leroy Brady went duck hunting and
found that persons who knew them
there held them In high esteem, and
were surprised at the charge against
Authorities revealed a forefinger
thought to have been torn from the
right hand of Mrs. Naomi Hall Brady
had been discovered in the kitchen of
the Hall home. Importance was at
tached to the discovery because previous 1
efforts to determine definitely the type ,
of construction employed In the manu- |
facture of the bomb had proved unsuc- '
Authorities also announced they had 1
found several fragments in the Hall j
kitchen, which were turned over to the j
Bureau of Standards today for examln- i
ation. These particles were thought
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!T0 POLICE court post!
| _ j
j President Hoover Sends Nomina
j tion to Senate—First Appoint- |
ment Hftde in 1922.
I Ous A. Schuldt. presiding Judge of;
the Police Court of the District of Co- i
, Uimbia. was reappointed for a new !
term today. President Hoover sent the !
nomination to the Senate.
President Hoover has been represent- '
ed as being pleased with reports he has j
received regarding Judge Schnldt’s 1
conduct of his court and because of the 1
record made by the latter he has de- |
elded to give him another term.
Judge Schuldt was appointed orig
inally to the bench by President Hard
ing in 1922 and was reappointed by
; President Coolldge in 1924. He is a
native of Washington and for a num-*
ber of years was an assistant corpora- i
tion counsel for the District.
The understanding also is that the
President will reappoint James A. Cobb, j
| whose term expires in March, as a
I Municipal Court Judge. Judge Cobb,
who was formerly an assistant United
1 States attorney of the District, was ap
i pointed to the municipal bench in 1936
by President Coolldge.
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Justice Wheat Denies Motion
of Commission to Dismiss
Appeal From Order.
While Washington's two street rail
way systems were voicing their objec
tions to Congress today to the proposal
for their merger sent to the Capitol by
the Public Utilities Commission, the
lines won their first point in the legal
fight for an increased fare.
In the District Supreme Court Justice
Alfred A. Wheat denied the motion of
the commission for dismissal of the
appeal of the companies from the com
i mission's order denying them an ln
! crease in fare. t
At a hearing before the public utili
ties subcommittee of the House District
committee Thomas Dunlap, “attorney
for the companies, declared their oppo
sition to the commission's merger pro
i Mr. Dunlap emphasised that the
pending bill undertakes ostensively to
approve a purported agreement between
the companies when there is no such
agreement, and he emphasised that the
fundamental objection is because the
Public Utilities Commission seeks to do
I away with a judicial review by the
; courts, calling attention that official
representatives of other public utilities
were present at the hearing not be
cause they are primarily Interested in
the street railway merger agreement,
but to protect their own companies
against general legislation that would
affect them being included In the
merger measure.
Questioned on Free Fares.
Throughout the hearing, Chairman
McLeod of the subcommittee repeatedly
questioned Oen. Mason M. Patrick,
chairman of the Public Utilities Com
mission; Vice Chairman Harleigh H.
Hartman and Mr. Dunlap, regarding
the possibility, probability and approxi
mate cost which the merged company
would bear if free transportation was
provided fbr school children. Chair
man Patrick said that the subject of
reduced fares had been repeatedly con
sidered and that the commission is
asking Congress for authority to order
reduced fares for children if the com
mission considers this advisable.
He estimated the probable cost of
reduced fares at SIO,OOO a year. Repre
sentative McLeod questioned the wit
ness whether free fares for children
would coat more than $25,000. Vice
Chairman Hartman said that he would
not object to free fares for school chil
dren unless the cost was so great as
to handicap the company, pointing out
that the children ride during the peak
hours and that the load might be so
heavy as to require additional trans-
I portation facilities.
Mr. Dunlap presented the opposition
| (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.)
! Former South Carolina Legislator
la Victim of Qun.
MARION, S. C., January 31 (APV —
! Henry Mullins. 65, former State Sena
! tor from Marion County, is dead today
. as a result of a gunshot wound in his
i head, believed to have been self-in
j flicted.
| His body was found yesterday in his
j law office shortly aftei he left his home,
i carrying a gun. He told members of
! his family that he was going hunting.
| Mr. Mullins had for some time been
despondent over business reverses,
I friends said.
I . ■
'senator blease says printers
j Errors Claimed in Reports of Remarks Made During
Senatorial Debates.
The wrath of Senator Bleaae, Demo
i crat, of South (Carolina wa* looacd
* today upon the Government Printing
j Office, where, he said, some one has
| been “deliberately changing" his re-
I marks and other material he placed in
the Record.
Speaking In the Senate, the South
Carolinian said he had noted three
errors recently, one changing the whole
meaning of hia remarks. “I know the
official stenographers wouldn't do it,”
he said. “I think I know who it is.”
Recalling what he said was a similar
experience, Senator Heflin. Democrat.
Three Bills to Be Drafted
Which Will Carry Out
Representative Linthicnm, Mary
land, to Take Charge of Volun
tary Testimony Expected.
*T the Associated Press.
After Chairman Wickersham of the
Law Enforcement. Commission had ap
peared before it. a House judiciary sub
committee decided today to draft three
bills to carry out the commission's rec
tmmrndations to increase the powers
ts the United States commissioners to
hsndle misdemeanor cases in an effort
jto relieve congestion of the Federal
: courts.
Dean Roscoe Pound, a member of the
commission, also appeared for question
j Inf.
Satisfied on Constitutionality.
Represents tire Christopherson, Re
publican. South Dakota, said that
, Wickersham and Pound had cleared up t
any doubts held by the subcommittee as
to the constitutionality of the proposed
Christopherson said one of the bills
would outline the procedure of han-
I dling minor cases before the United
j States and that two amendments prob- •
abiy would be incorporated into one
bill. If these were done, there would be
but two instead of three measures.
One of the amendments would define
slight or casual offenses. The other
would amend the Jones-Stalker law to
provide for penaltiea for misdemeanors
’ of not more than six months In .Jail
I and a fine of SSOO.
Chairman Wickersham said he and
Dean Pound had "gone over the whole
subject relative to increasing the powers
I of the commissioners.”
"We discussed fully the difference
betweeh the alight or casual offenses
and the right to trial by Jury,” he said.
"The commissioners are to have juris
diction In cases wherein there is no
right to trial by a jury."
Wickersham said that Pound dis
cussed the constitutionality, of the pro
posal and had cleared up any doubts
on that question.
Christopherson said hearing* prob
' ably would be held before the subcom
mittee Friday on the measures, because
there were several groups which desired
to appear against the proposals. Wicker
sham wnd Pound were heard by the
| s ' nittee behind closed doors.
.vhile the militant, and defiant
- bloc of the House went ahead
I h plans for conducting its own hear
ings on proposals for the modification
of the prohibition laws.
Wet Bloc Organises.
An organization meeting was held
late yesterday with SO members attend
ing. Representative Ulnthicum eras ra
elccted to the chairmanship and Rep
resentative Florence P. Kahn of Cali
fornia was chosen as .secretary.
It Is confidently expected that the
executive committee will sponsor the
resolution of Representative Mary T.
Norton of New Jersey, to provide a na
tional referendum on the modification
of the anti-liquor laws.
"Hearings before the executive com
mittee will be held very soon, and
prominent people from all over the
country will be Invited to come here
and testify at their own expense,” Lln
thicum said.
While the plans of the “wets” were
being formulated. Representative Cram
ton, Republican. Michigan, today took
up the challenge of Representative
Sirovich of New York, with a proposal
that emetics be submitted for poisons
as denaturants of industrial alcohol.
Two members of the cabinet, Secre
tary Mellon and Attorney General
Mitchell, are to be called before con
gressional committees in connection
with legislation proposed by President
Hoover to transfer the prohibition unit
from the Treasury to the Justice De
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, January 31. —Executors of
the late Oen. Bramwell Booth, former
Salvation Army head, were ordered to
day by the Chancery Court, to turn over
to Oen. Higgins, who now heads the
Salvation Army. Army property valued
at £1,000.000 ($5,000,000).
HERTFORD. N. C.. January 3t OP>.
—The seaplane Kingfisher was prepared
j today to Join the search for Tom Mc
; Mullan, prominent Hertford County
man. who is believed lost in the wild,
! semi-wilderness territory along the Up
per Perquimans River.
Mr. McMullan, traveling In a small
motor boat, set out alone Saturdav on a
hunting trip. Up until today he had
not been heard from. Scores of per
i sons in small river boats had aided in
the search.
Alabama, suggested that Blease investi
“I'm not running this Senate." re
plied Blease. “If I were, conditions
would be better off.”
Senator Blease arose to correct a
statement he had inserted in the Rec
ord yesterday, to which, he said, a word
had been added that affected the mean
ing. *
Senators Walsh. Democrat, of Massa
chusetts and Pens. Republican, of Ohio
defended the official recorders of de
bate in the Senate.
Senator Blease agreed with them and
3aid he thought it bad happened at
i the printing office.

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