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(tJ. 8. Weather Bureau Beracaat) Pair tonight and tomorrow, with low est temperature tonight about 10 degrees; rising temperature tomorrow. Tempera- * tures—Highest, 34, at 2 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 21, at 0 a.m. today. Full report on page 9. Closinf N.Y. Markets,Pages 13,14&15 >r KntSred as second class matter 10. 01,010. post office, Washington. D. C. JAPANESE PROPOSE NEW BASIS TO FIX AUXILIARY POWER OE NATIONS' NAVIES Wakatsuki, However, Fails to Present Technical Needs of His Country at Parley’s First Business Meeting. FRENCH AND ITALIANS RESTATE THEIR WANTS Closed Session Reported Satisfac tory by All Delegations—Stim ton Declines to Present America's Requirements, but Makes Gen eral Statement. By the Associated Press. LONDON, January 23.—Reijiro Wakatsuki, former premier of Japan, speaking at the Five-Power Conference for Japan today, de clared that it was desirable for the powers to reach an agreement about auxiliary craft on a new basis, but did not definitely out line the technical needs of his country in naval power. His reference to an agreement on auxiliary craft on a new basis embodied his recent statements that Japan would demand 70 per cent of the maximum cruiser strength of the strongest naval power. He said that the conference aimed at world peace and at re lieving peoples from growing tax burdens. Affirming that interna tional suspicion must be done away with, he declared that Japan was no menace to any nation, and consequently would not permit herself to be menaced. After this morning's meeting the big five, comprised of the heads of the American. British, Japanese, French and Italian delegations, were summoned to number 10 Downing street for a con sultation. The meeting was regarded as perhaps the most important gather ing since the convening of the con ference on Tuesday, Meeting in a friendly and helpful at mosphere, the delegates to the confer ence outlined their national viewpoints briefly at the first working session to day and then resumed their private conversations seeking solutions of the various outstanding problems before them. France and Italy in Spotlight. Prance and Italy shared the spot light at the session, which was held in the Queen Anne’s drawing room of St. James' Palace, with the public ex cluded. The confreres exchanged national viewpoints, with the unsettled details of Anglo-American parity and many other vital topics thrust into the background, while France outlined again her claim to a greater place in the naval world and Italy repeated her aspirations for parity with her French neighbor. The representatives of all the partici pating governments, including the Brit ish dominions, spoke briefly. Henry L. stimson. the American Sec retary of State, said that he would not expand at the present time upon Amer ican naval needs, as It was well under stood that the United States was look ing to the conference for as much ac tual reduction as possible. The Secre tary said: “After careful consideration and con sultation with my colleagues I have de cided not to make any statement today as to the naval requirements of America. I do not think that to do so would par ticularly assist our deliberations. These requirements are well understood. They have been carefully recognised by the nation which is our host, which has through its prime minister agreed with us that equality in naval power between us la the basts upon which we can best promote the beneficent purposes of this conference. “We also believe that the require ments for national defense on the part of the various nations of the world are necessarily largely relative on the gen eral condition of the world and. there fore. if this conference can find away by which general reduction can be se cured our own Navy can likewise be reduced. , „ "While this is our attitude, we shall gladly listen to any statements which (Continued on Page 4, Column 1.) 22 BELIEVED DROWNED. No Trace Found of Two Tampico Fishing Craft. TAMPICO. January 23 (/P).— Twenty two fishermen are believed to have per ished in sinking of two fishing vessels off Tampico Harbor during a storm. Rescue boats did not find any sign of survivors after the schooner Jose Luis went down. There were 13 aboard. The Conde Sigfredo also foundered, and only one of its crew of 10 was saved. one ui iw v • DENTISTRY’S PAIN IS REDUCED BY ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES Cooper Union Expert Finds Ways to Diminish Breakage With Resultant Hurts to Jaw. By the Associated Press. ✓ NEW YORK, January 23.—New methods of taking some of the painful experiences out of dentistry, by apply « ing civil engineering principles to the mouth, were announced today at Cooper Union. ." They are the result of three years’ research in the civil engineering de partment by Prof. R. C. Brumfield. In stead of working with pain killers, his reiearch aims to reduce the breakage > of dental work, with its train of un happy repetitions and complications. Dry Agent Tests Eliminate 1,300 Within Two Years Rigid Examinations Given by Gvil Service, Espe cially on Character. After two years of examination the Civil Service Commission announced today that approximately 1,300 prohi bition agents and other persons vari ously employed in prohibition work have been eliminated as a result of their failure to pass competitive tests. The elimination of the unsatisfactory prohibition workers, by dismissal and resignation, has taken place gradually during the past two years. There may be additional removals when 400 unre ported cases now under Investigation are heard from, the commission stated, but there will be no wholesale removals. The commission announced it will now confine itself to filling the vacancies created by the dismissals. The drastic cut in the personnel of the prohibition unit, the commission announced, resulted from the fact that not more than 50 per cent of the per sonnel employed at the time prohibition enforcement was placed under civil service law were successful in passing the open competitive examinations held by the commission two years ago About 4.000 applicants failed of accept ance when subjected to a “searching character Investigation.” The commission's announcement states that “after preliminary tests, which included consideration of train ing and experience, the applicants were subjected to a searching character investigation. About 10,000 of the 36,000 applicants survived the tests lo the point of the character inquiry. About 4,000 of the 10,000 survivors were, eliminated by the character tests.” In March, 1927, when the prohibition unit was placed under civil service law, the personnel of the unit numbered ap proximately 2.600. At least one-half of these employes will be replaced as a result of the examinations, which were appropriated for in December, 1927, and ; held shortly thereafter. Between 300 and 400 of these cases are still to be reported on. The report of the commission said in part: “The tests applied to the applicants for this work have been the most rigid (Continued on Page 2, Column 7.) MAN IN BOAT SNOT BY CUSTOMS AGENT Probably Fatally Wounded While Disembarking—De nies Having Liquor. By the Associated Pres*. DETROIT, January 23.—Accosted by a customs border patrol Inspector as he was disembarking from a rowboat at the foot of Maple street in Wyandotte shortly before midnight, Walter Grand. 27, was shot by the officer and probably fatally wounded. Grand was taken to the Wyandotte General Hospital. Wyandotte police said they had been unable to learn the name of the Federal officer who did the shooting, but officers of the border pa trol said that the inspector had been disarmed and was being held for ques tioning by Col. Heinrich A. Picket, col lector of customs. Looking for Missing Boat. Grand told police that he and a companion, whose name has not been learned, were rowing along the river front looking for a missing motor boat. He said that neither he nor his com panion was armed and that there was no liquor in the boat. They decided to pull up at the Maple street dock, se said, but as he was stepipng out of the boat a uniformed man stepped out and shot him without warning. With a bullet wound in his stomach. Grand fell back into the boat, which his companion immediately headed out I into the current. Three miles from the scene the boat went ashore, and Grund’s companion deserted him. Groans Bring Watchman. Grand lay in the boat for nearly an hour before his groans attracted the attention of Charles Snell, a night watchman, who called police. Shortly before Grand was discovered two customs border patrol officers walked into the Wyandotte police station and told the sergeant in charge that they had fired at a man thought to be a rum-runner and believed they had wounded him. The officers refused to give their names. Wyandotte police said today that Grand has never been known by them as having been connected with the ; down-river rum-running industry. Cel Pickert. was aald to be conduct ing an investigation of the shooting. . He could not be reached for a state ment. John R. Watkins, district at , tomey. said he had as yet received no official notification of the affair and I knew none of the details. He intimated t that some information might be turned over to his office later in the day. RAPS DIRTY STREETS. Protests because dirty snow and ice • is allowed to litter the streets of the Capital was made in the House today by Representative Treadway. Repub • lican, of Massachusetts, who said: “A great deal has been said about s beautiful Waahlngton. but I want to call the attention of the House to the f very dirty streets of Washington. We s had a small snowfall the other day and • no effort has been made to remove it. 1 There is still a large amount of it on the street and it is dangerous to traffic.” He has taken the same engineering principles which assure the safety and long life of skyscrapers and reduced them to formulas for dentists to ob tain similar margins of safety in deli cate mouth structures. Dentists do not need to know engineering either. Human jaws put stresses on teeth that are no mean cousins of bridge steel strains. For example. Prof. Brum field cites dental work In which much of the support falls upon a tiny pro tection scarcely bigger than the head of «a pin. The leverage stress on this point may equal thousands of pounds a square inch. . j W]t fEtoenitm Sfetf.. WASHINGTON. D. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1930-FORTY-EIGHT PAGES. *** REALTORS PLEDGE AID TO WIPE OUT D. C. ‘SPEAKEASIES’ Board Places Records at Dis posal of U. S. Attorney Rover to Trace Suspects. ASSISTANCE IS OFFERED IN SECURING EVIDENCE Action Is Said to Be Most Sweep ing Ever Taken by Organized Realty Interests. Washington realtors, by organized action, today struck a drastic blow at the illicit liquor business her? by pledg ing to the United States attorney all information in their possession that may assist in wiping out “speakeasies" or other anti-Volstead establishments; Announcing a definite “policy of co operation with the district attorney's i office in respect to violations of the pro- j hibition law affecting real estate,” John A. Petty, executive secretary of the Washington Real Estate Board, declared ! in a formal statement that members of! the board have been urged to report to | the prosecutor any suspected violator | in their respective properties, with the i view to ejecting all tenants found to be violating the dry law. Records Open ta Rover. In addition, the board has placed at the disposal of United States Attorney . Leo A. Rover, the comprehensive and up-to-date records of realty transaction maintained in its headquarters on K street, to aid the prosecutor in tracing the correct owners of properties whose occupants are suspected of trafficking in illegal liquor. In conference with Rover and his special dry law assistant, Capt Harold W. Orcutt, officials of the Real Estate Board have been offered and have ac cepted the assistance of the United States Attorney's office in securing wit nesses and evidence necessary to secure ejectment of prohibition offenders from hotels, apartments, business buddings and other properties under the control of members of the board. The action of the local realtors is said to be the most sweeping ever taken by organized realty interests in sup port of the national prohibition statutes. Rover “Very Much Gratified.” Rover, when questioned about the ac tion of the board, declared the co-oper ation of the real estate men would be of "immeasurable value,” in prosecuting violators of the prohibition laws in the District of Columbia and that he was “very much gratified” at the decision of the Real Estate Board. He said the records of the board regarding realty transfers would be especially helpful, as great difficulty has been experienced In the past in tracing rightful owners of properties under investigation with respect to padlock proceedings. The board's statement pointed out that its new policy is designed to pro tect the values of properties, the repu tations of law-abiding owners who may become unsuspecting victims of dis reputable tenanta, and the character cf innocent tenants who may become in volved in court proceedings through mis takes in location and ownership of ques tionable premises. Mr. Petty emphasized that members of the board, as individuals, already have been co-operating with the authorities. The action of the board today, however, “sets up a standard for organized co operation,” he said. The records of the board, he stated, include the names of the owners of every lot and parcel in the District. The action, taken by the executive committee of the board, is the culmina tion of a movement started some weeks ago by the property management di vision of the organization. A special committee of the property managers’ group, which made the definite recom mendations, held a conference with i Rover and Orcutt last week, when the offer of the board’s facilities was ac cepted by the district attorney and plans for other forms of co-operation discussed. "Except in instances where the prop erty owner himself is actually the vio lator and in such cases where the re peated violations have attained a notor iety sufficient to put the owner on notice. Petty’s statement said, “it has been the practice of the District At torney's office to send a formal notice to the owner of a property wherein a violation of the law has occurred. When such notices come to the attention of members of the board they are asked to immediately check the information to determine accurately if it concerns the present tenant or occupant and If the information is correct, to proceed at once to have the premises vacated. Usually in such cases a personal demand to vacate, indicating the reason, obtains result* without more formal action. “Where formal action is required it can be based on the customary pro vision in rental contracts and leases providing against the use of properties for unlawful purposes. Furthermore, the national prohibition law specifically provides that a violation of the law works as a forfeiture of the lease at the option of the lessor. “No reputable real estate agent or property owner would lease r property knowing that it was to be used in connection with violations of the prohi bition law. Considering the risk and the trouble that would inevitably follow, it simply would be foolhardy and any i one who would do so deserves to suffer the consequences. Yet it often hap : pens that violators of the law rent , property through trickery and thereby jeopardize the interests of innocent and unsuspecting property owners. Trickery is Practiced. “Use of fictitious names supported by references apparently satisfactor but just as fictitious, and the use of names of others, sometimes accomplices, who i can produce bona fide references, are tricks that often succeed in getting pos session of properties. Subrenting, where the payment of the rent is continued in ► the name of the original tenant is an other means to cover up the identity of the real occupant, who intends to use the property for unlawful purposes. “Access to the ownership information file of the board should prove valuable t to the District attorney. This file con -1 sists of approximately 200,000 index i cards embracing the complete owner . shl» of private property within the Dia . trie*. Each card represente an indlvid t ur’ lot or parcel and contains the name of the present owner and all former i owners since the installation of the sys e tern some years ago. Dally transfers of . ownership of property sre posted on i these cards approximately 24 hours after - the deeds of conveyance are recorded i I in the Recorder of Deeds’ Office. 8 I # •- 5 Radio Programs on Page D-3 U. S. ASKS NORWAY AND BRITAIN TO AID BYRD ESCAPE ICE Explorers Face Another Year in Antarctic, With Food Shortage Threatened. CREW OF WHALE SHIPS COULD EFFECT RELEASE Speedy Action Is Held Imperative. 15-Day Time Limit Set in Appeal. By the Associated Press. Moving to the relief of the Byrd Ant arctic Expedition, which is threatened with having to spend another Winter on the Ross Ice Barrier without suf ficient food, the State Department today asked the British and Norwegian gov ernments to use their good offices in ! having ships now in the Antarctic re | gion to go to the relief of the party. I In telegrams to the American Am bassador at London and the Minister at I Oslo, Acting Secretary Cotton said the i department had been informed that the | vessels of the Byrd Expedition might be unable to negotiate passage to Little ! America to bring out Admiral Byrd with Ins men and equipment. Serious Situation Threatened. Should the party not be brought out, Mr. Cotton said, it was believed a seri ous situation might confront the ex plorers, as their food supply would run low. Four Norwegian ships and one Brit ish vessel are in the neighborhood of the Byrd expedition, all believed to be capable of penetrating the ice pack. One of these, the Nllsen-Alonzo. a Nor wegian whaler, was reported steaming north through the pack, Mr. Cotton said, its master having declined to as sist Admiral Byrd without, direct orders from its owners. "It has been represented to the de partment,” the telegram to Minister Swenson at Oslo said, "that unless Ad miral Byrd receives assistance within 30 days no vessel of any character could be of use and that to Insure the safe passage the expedition should be brought out within 15 days. Speed Held Imperative. "Please take up this matter at once with the foreign office and request that the Norwegian government use its good offices to induce the above mentioned Norwegian whaling com panies immediately to designate one of their vessels and to order the master to proceed to Little America and trans port the 40 men of the expedition who are there and their equipment to the Byrd expedition’s own vessel north of the ice pack. The relief vessel should get under way at the earliest possible moment and not in any circumstances later than February 5.” SITUATION HELD CRITICAL. NEW YORK. January 23 (A>).—With Ice blocking passage of Admiral Richard E. Byrd's flagship to his base at Little America, an appeal has been made through the State Department for the aid of Norwegain whalers to help save the Byrd expedition from spending an other year on the Antarctic Ice barrier. The New York Times, which, with associated newspapers. Is sponsoring the expedition, said today an announce ment that the flagship City of New York had reached Little America is contradicted by Capt. H. H. Railey, manager of the expedition and Ad miral Byrd's personal representative In New York. The announcement origi nated with an amateur radio operator In Washingtonville, Ohio, saying that "the City of New York has re i bed only the edge of the Ice pack l j the Ross Sea.” Railey added that the New York and the Eleanor Bolling may not succeed In reaching Admiral Byrd's base without the aid of larger vessels. Says Time Is Critical. "This is a critical time.” he con tinued. "The Eleanor Bolling wlfl join the City of New York on the northern edge of the ice pack about January 26. If the ice is sufficiently open by that time both vessels will proceed south to Little America. But there is at pres ent no Indication that the ice pack will be sufficiently open. "We are. therefore, asking the State Department to solicit the co-operation of the Norwegian government in mak ing available to Admiral Byrd the aid of the powerful whaling vessels now •fishing north of the Ice pack. Five such vessels are now within striking dis tance of Little America. Designed especially for operations in the Ant arctic, one of these ships can force her way through the pack and negotiate the return passage in 10 days under normal conditions.” HUNT LAND IN BARRIER. Flyers Believe They Saw Rocks in Icy • Waste. BY SIIKSUL OWEN. Bv Wireless to The Star and the New York Times. LITTLE AMERICA, Antarctic. Janu ary 22.- A flight west to Discovery Inlet, 100 miles from here, and then 140 statute miles south through the center of the Oreat Barrier was made by Ad mjral Byrd yesterday in a search for (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) GENERAL COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS MEETS Group Formed by Hoover Debates Behind Closed Doors Here. By the Associated Press. The general committee of the Na tional Business Survey Conference in augurated by President Hoover, was in session today behind closed door pre liminary to a new visit to the White House. Lewis E. Pierson of Nevf York, mem ■ ber of the senior council of the Cham ber of Commerce of the United States, ' presided in the absence of Julius H. > Barnes, general chairman of the con ference. Simultaneously the Agricultural [ Service Department committee of the i chamber, presided. over by Chairman ■ Walter L. Cherry of Chicago, met to I discuss the action of the Kansas City Board of Trade in condemning the Fed eral Farm Board as “Socialistic" in Its , administration of the agricultural mar -1 keting act. ? sfsfs JAIL DENTIST FACES CHARGE OF TAKING GIFT FROM SINCLAIR Kling Reported, to Have Received $l5O Watch From Oil Man and Auto From H. Mason Day. Albert E. King, dentist at the District Jail, was notified today to appear before a special board of inquiry Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock to explain reports that he accepted gifts from Harry F. Sinclair and Henry Mason Day. wealthy oil men, while they were serving their recent sentence. George S. Wilson, director of the Board of Public Welfare, set the date for the hearing after Capt. M. M. Barnard, general superintendent of District penal institutions, had spent several days investigating reports that Day had given Kling an automobile and Sinclair had presented the dentist with a $l5O wrist watch while or after the oil men were serving sentences in the jail. The board before which Kling will appear will be composed of Capt. Bar nard and Col. William L. Peak, super intendent of , the jail. Two witnesses today were asked to MT. VERNON ROAD TO BE DISMANTLED; Line Used by Presidents Un able to Compete With Automobile. The old electric railway connecting; Washington with Mount Vernon, wr.ich has carried thousands upon thousands of tourists to the home of Amer ica’s first President for more than three decades, is to be dismantled and sold for scrap iron. The line, once known as the “read of the Presidents,” used by most of the occupants of the White House since 1896 when it began operation, would no longer have been able to aompete with the automobile with the construc tion of the proposed Washlngton-Mount Vernon Boulevard, which will occupy part of its right of way. Accordingly, the directors of the Mount Vernon. Alexandria 6c Washing ton Railway Co., owners, decided to sell that portion which connects Alexandria with Mount Vernon. The remainder, between Washington and Alexandria, will still continue in operation. The part sold consists of 7’4 miles of track and trolley wire and incidental equipment. It has been acquired by Louis Simon. Inc., scrap iron dealers, located at Twenty-fifth and H streets. James *H. Simon, operating manager, announced this morning. Work of scrapping the road will be begun by the railway company about March 1, and is to be completed within 'three weeks. The old trolley line was the only land connection between Alexandria and Mount Vernon before the construction of a road connecting the two places. Included in rolling stock is an anti i quated car. fitted up with every con venience of the time, used for hauling Presidents and other important visitors • to the home of Washington. It is in the barns at Pour Mile Run, Va.. along with others whose days of service are long past. TOKIO WEDDING FEB. 9. i TOKIO, January 23 —Formal an nouncement was made today that the . wedding of Prince Takamatsu, brother of Emperor Hirohito and Princess Kikuko Tokugawa, a granddaughter of the last Shogun, would take place Feb ruary 4. The formal betrothal was celebrated January 17, with an ancient ceremony of exchanging gifts. The imperial cou, pie expect to leave Japan in April for ■ a wedding tour around the world. They ’ intend to visit England and return by 1 way Os America, probably early in 1931. FILIPINOS TO MEET. i. MANILA, January 23 A mani festo calling the Philippine independ ence congress into session from Feb ruary 22 to 26 was issued here today 1 over the names of 100 prominent Fill e pinos. i The object of the meeting, leaders o said, is to make fresh demonstrations V of national consciousness and solidar ity” and to convince the United States « that "we are deeply conscious of the - responsibilities of nationhood and are prepared to assume them.” * V ;. -• X ’ L \ . ' . V , _> V'4 .Vis*jV-i « appear at the hearing.. They are J. R. Ellis, manager of a garage, and a news paper reporter. Others may be in structed to appear later. Capt. Barnard questioned Ellis during '• his investigation. Ellis declared Kling | bought an automobile from his rompany October 1 last, paying for it in SIOO bills. Ellis added Kling had explained the reason he was able ip pay cash for the machine was that “it is a gift from Mr. Day." Wilson instructed Barnard to make every effort to “get to the bottom of this affair.” He said Kling should be replaced if the charges against him were proved. Wilson asserted, however, that Kling was entitled to » hearing before any action was taken. Questioned by a reporter, Kling de nied he ever accepted any gifts from (Continued on Page 2. Column 7.V ' GOVERNOR SEEKS TO HELP CHICAGO City Leaders to Press for Special Legislative Action. By th» Associated Press. CHICAGO, January 23.—Gov. Em merson Was expected to lend a hand today in the solution of Cook County’s financial plight. Civic leaders, city and county officials and school board heads planned to con fer with the governor today to press for aid, possibly through legislative action, in meeting their governmental bills. The school board has already requested a special legislative session. The school board yesterday passed its *101.000.000 budget for 1930. but H. Wallace Caldwell, president, said no money could be raised by *ale of tax anticipation warrants before Febru ary 7. 16,160 Withoat Pay. “This means,” he said, "that 13,200 teachers. 2.900 engineers and janitors and several thousand other employes of the schools will not receive any money until after that date. We may even have trouble in paying them then.” The idea of paving employes in scrip has been abandoned. At the end of this month the city, county and school board will owe 40,182 employes *11,276.157. Chicago and Cook County officials took steps today to prevent thousands of city and county workers from be coming victims ot a certain type of loan agencies, some of which already have made efforts to capitalize on the fact that the workers are being forced to go without pay checks. Hundreds of employes have reported being approached by representatives of loan agencies offering to tide them over the payless paydays, but demanding in terest ranging as high as 10 per cent a month. Robert M. Sweitzer. county clerk, and Sheriff John Traeger announced they would refuse to approve any loan shark salary assignments made by their em -1 ployes. TENANT OF APARTMENT KILLED AFTER THREAT Chicagoan, Believed Temporarily Insane, Engages in Pistol Fight With Police. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, January 23.—Paciflco Clamltti, 35, was shot and killed last night in a gun battle with 30 policemen. Ciamitti threatened his landlady with a revolver and she called the pollee. Afoot and in squad cars they came; some charged up the apartment house gjairs. firing with each step. Others ’stood on the outside and tossed tear bqmbs .through the windows of Ci amittl’s. "Temporarily insane” was the only motive given for Ciamitti’s act*! «s. - 4 w- ■> >--♦ ■ ■ -w - Resort Town in Flame*. VANCOUVER. B. C.. January 23 MP>. —Fire in the business section of the town of White Rock, a Summer resort. 32 miles south of this city, today had destroyed IS business places, eausing a loss /fetimated at *IOO,OOO. The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press news service. Yesterday’s Circulation, 113,533 (VP) Means Associated Press. CHEST RECEIVES 197,328 HEDGES Today’s Report Brings Total Amount Raised to $458,352.31. A bit more encouraging to the special ! gilts campaign of the Community Chest, | today’s report of the committee showed i additional pledges amounting to $97,* 328.50, an increase of more than $3,000 over the previous day. There were 135 subscribers to the fund today and the total amount raised since the committee started work was announced as $458,352.31. Despite the improvement made in the showing. Chairman Newbold Noyes impressed on the committee workers the necessity of making even greater efforts during the final three work days remaining before the city-wide campaign opens Tuesday evening. Large Givers Increase. Today's report Indicated an increase iu the number of large subscriptionSL. received. Senator Couzens of Michigan gave $12,000. Included among other large contributors were Duncan Phil lips. $8,000; B. F. Saul. $5,000; Abram Lisner, $4,000, and Clarence F. Nor ment. sr, $4,000. On behalf of Vice Chairman William J. Eynon. whose team has not yet reported during the campaign, it was indicated that a num bed of large subscriptions to swell the total will be turned in when it makes its first report. He has been informed by the board of the Potomac Electric Power Co. that it had voted a subscrip tion of $14,400. A subscription of $1,200, reported Tuesday Irom Messrs. Hahn, should have been accredited the William Hahn Co. In a statement signed by the rabbis of Washington's Hebrew congregations an appeal to people of Jewish faith was made in behalf of the Community Chest, which was read at today’s meeting. Reports from the various vice chair men today were as follows: Barry Mo hun, $5,680; Mrs. Charles C. Olover, Jr., $5,425; Mrs. Charles A. Goldsmith, $12,- 425; William Knowles Cooper, $7,875; Arthur Hellen, $15,300; Willlaun W. Everett. $4,700; Mrs. Sidney F. Taliafer ro, $16,173; Thomas B. Sweeney, $2,810; Robert V. Fleming, $6,496.50; execu tive committee, $20,500. Encouraged by Action. The unanimous action of the board of governors of the Merchants and Manufacturers' Association in indorsing the Community Chest campaign lias given added encouragement to the com mittee. In a letter to Frederic A. Delano, president of the Chest, from MaJ. Gen. Anton Stephan, president of the mer chants' body, the latter said in con clusion ; "The Community Chest has been a powerful Influence in promoting better understanding, tolerance and co-opera tion among the citizens of Washington and in the groups to which they be long, and has as the result of its activities brought about marked im provement in ciyic spirit and united civic endeavor." Dr. John O’Grady will discuss "The Community Chest as a Greater* Co | operative Enterprise," in a radio ad- I dress over Station WMAL, during the 1 Chamber of Commerce hour Saturday I evening from 6:45 to 7 o'clock. Dr | O'Grady is director of the . Catholic I Charities. He lias been able to witness ! the operation of the Chest, not only I within Ills own organization, but among those of every creed and color in the ; city. The tbne on the radio is the : Rift of the Chamber of Commerce, which I gives up this portion of its hour to ; Father O’Grady and the Community j Chest. Members of the Probus Club at their : luncheon«meeting in the Ambassador Hotel yesterday adopted _ resolutions I '(Continued on Page 3, Column's.) GHOST GAVE .WIFE "BUM STEER,” SAYS MATE FALSELY ACCUSED Occult Business Has Become Plain Nuisance, Declare! Husband in Cross-Petition. I . , ! Br- the Associated Press. i i CHICAGO, January 23 —Ghost* have taken the Joy out of life for Policeman , John Belsky, says he. i . Belsky mentioned the ghosts In filing a cross bill to Mrs. Anna Belsky'* peti tion for divorce. He said his wife got > some inaccurate tips from the spirit .world. A ghost, he said, told Mrs. Belsky her husband was running around with a woman named May. The ghost didn’t know the last name. Among Mrs. Belsky’s list of acquaint . ances was a Mrs. May Bebesti. and Os- I fleer Belsky said that it was on the t spirit's information that his wife based a $75,000 suit agaia<t Mrs. Sebesti, TWO CENTS. HOOVER MAY NAME ENTIRE NEW BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Reports Say Present Person nel All May Be Replaced by President. SPECULATION IS HEARD ON PROBABLE MEMBERS Retired Army Officer Suggested as Successor to Col. Ladue. President Hoover may make a clean sweep In the administration of the District government and replace the * present Board of Commissioners with three new men of his omm choosing, If reports current today at the District Building are true. The President's plans, according to these reports, contemplate not only the appointment of two jjew civilian Com* miss loners to succeed Proctor L. Dougherty and Sidney F. Taliaferro, whose terms expire February 4, but also the transfer of Col. William B. Ladue, Engineer Commissioner, and the assignment of another Army engineer to take his place. The names of the three new Com missioners, however, have been mantled in secrecy at the White House, but reports discussed at the District Build ing are to the effect that men who have not heretofore been men tioned as probable appointees would be selected. The impression is that the President will appoint a retired Army officer as successor to Commissioner Dougherty, who has supervision over the Police and Fire Departments. Officer Suggested. The name passed around the Dis trict Building as a possible successor to Col. Ladue is that of Lieut. Col. John J. Kingman, who is now detailed as the district engineer of the Army at Milwaukee. Wis. There Is considerable speculation over the probable successor to Commissioner Taliaferro, but the White House has not given the slightest intimation as to the person President Hoover may have in mind for this post. It was learned however, that when the President first considered naming a retired Army of ficer to succeed Commissioner Dough erty the question arose as ttf the* legality involved in a retired Army officer serv ing as a civilian Commissioner, i The President was reminded that former President Coolidge was given a legal opinion oy former Attorney General Sargent which cast, some doubt on the eligibility of an Army officer to serve as Commissioner. In view of this opinion Mr. Coolidge did not appoint the military officer he had under consideration. A later opinion by Attorney General Mitchell, however, held that he could fine no legal barrier to such an appoint ment. In this connection it aim was pointed out that Maj. Gen. Muon M. Patrick is serving as a member of the Public Utilities Commission of the District. The existing law defining the qualifi cations of civilian Commissioners reads as follows: •‘The two persons appointed from civil life shall, at the time of their ap pointment, be citisens of the United States, and shall have been actual resi dents of the District of Columbia for three years next before their appoint ment and have, during that period, claimed residence nowhere else * • *.” DOG TEAM RUSHES AID TO MINER NEAR DEATH Mercury Hovers at 30 Below Zero as Doctor Pushes Into Idaho Wilde. By the Associated Press. ORANGEVILLE, Idaho, January 23—■ A team of "huskies" headed into the wild snow country of Central Idaho to day with a surgeon, who hopes to reach Roy Burke, a miner, before blood poi soning takes his life. Burke, a miner in the Isolated Green Mountain country, was reported to be near death from Infection. To reach him Dr. J. P. Weber, Orangeville physi cian. must mush over 42 miles of th« wildest terrain In the West. The mushers expected the trip to taka three days. Temperatures of 30 to 38 degrees below sero prevailed. EXPECT YOUNG PLAN 0. K. Berlin Officials Believe Ratification Will Be Approved by February 20. BERLIN. January 23 (>P).—Official quarters confidently expect that, tha laws ratifying the Young plan will ba approved by the Reichstag by Febru ary 20. The cabinet Is speeding up tha preparation of texts of the proposed laws so that they may be discussed and voted by the Relchsrat next week and debate on them begun In the Reichstag on February 4. It was pointed out that passage of the Dawes plan by tha I Reichstag took only 12 days. charging alienation of Belsky's affec tions. Both Mrs. Sebesti. and Officer Belsky stated with much vigor that tha ghost was talking through its ectoplas mic hat. A Judgment through default that Mrs. Belsky had obtained against Mrs. Se beeti was set aside by Judge Sabath yes terday when he heard about the ghosts. Belsky's cross bill said the ghosfc business had become a nuisance. Ho charged that his wife burned a vile smelling powder about the house, pre sumably to discourage unwelcome spirits, and he alluded also to the matter of having salt tossed over his shoulder. His attorney, Victor Prohlich, outlined the counter charges to Judge Sabath and demanded.' probably jocosely, that tha accusing ghost be subpoenaed.