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<V. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Pair and not so cold, with lowest tem perature about 20 degrees tonight; tomor row mostly cloudy and wanner. Tem peratures—Highest, 31, at 3:45 p.nf. yes terday; lowest, 11. at 6 a.m. today. Pull report on page 9. Closing N.Y. Markets,Pages 13.14&15 No. 31,314. STIMSON PLEASED BY PROGRESS MADE AT NAVAL PARLEY; FOR OPENJESSIONS French and English Delega tions Meet and Instruct Ex perts to Continue Prelim inary Conversations. AMERICANS WOULD TAKE CRUISER ACTION FIRST Foreign Minister Grandi and Pre mier Macdonald Hold Conferenoe Over Italy’s Claim to Parity With France and Other Arms Demands. the Associated Press. LONDON, January 24. Col. Henry L. Stimson. American Sec retary of State and head of the American Naval Conference dele gation, in his first conference with the entire press representa tion at St. James’ Palace today described progress of the Naval Conference thus far as “very sat isfactory and encouraging.” At about the same time an offi cial communique was issued which paid: “The French and British dele gations met this morning at 10 Downing street to consider a re port which the committee of ex perts had been asked to prepare. This report shows encouraging results on certain points and it was decided to invite the experts to continue their conversations.” Secretary Stimson told the American newspaper men he had Indicated to others his willingness to forego three seats now oc cupied by advisers at plenary ses sions of the conference in order to make room for representatives of three American press associa tions. Col. Stimson sshl that he knew there was considerable criticism at the ex clusion of the press from the meetings of the delegates, but that he knew of no reason for it except in the size of the room. Believes Others Agree. He said he felt sure the other dele gations held views similar to his and that the press should be admitted to the plenary sessions, although they thus far had not expressed themselves formally thereon. Secretary Stimson described the in terchange of views between the delega tions as the “hard preliminary work always necessary for such conferences. This hard work does not represent bad news or indicate a crisis.” Mr. Stimson’s only appointment be» fore departing this afternoon for War ren House will be a meeting with the Italians at the Hit*. The 3ecretary probably will return to the hotel Sat urday before going to the country for the week end. The American delegation decided, it was stated earlier in the day, to press for consideration of the cruiser ques tion or auxiliary war vessels before other categories are taken up. Col. Stimson was understood to have put forward cruisers as comprising one of the most Important problems facing the conference, the one which should be met and disposed of first. Have Tentative Agreement. The British and Americans, as a re sult of negotiations in the Summer and Fall of last year, already have reached a tentative agreement on this categorv, »nd the Americans feel that the entire problem should be settled as quickly as possible. The "big five”—committee extraor (Continued on Page 2. Column L)~ MRS. FELTONUNCHANGED. Woman Who Served in Senate for Day la Seriously 111. ATLANTA, Ga., January 24 OP).— The condition of Mrs. Rebecca Latimer Felton. 94-year-old pioneer feminist leader in politics and once United States Senator for a day, was still serious today, but unchanged from yesterday. Officials at the hospital, where she is confined with pneumonia, said she con tinued to be conscious at times and al though she was holding her own, there was still little hope for her recovery. - - ■ ■■ • -- - ■■ ■ Revolt Inquiry Blocked. BELGRADE. Jugoslavia. January 24 <JP). —The Albanian frontier has been closed tor several days, making im- close investigation of reports cf existence of a revolt against King Zogu in parts of that country. "CHICAGO BANKRUPTCY” TAKES PARLEY OFF LONDON FRONT PAGES Screaming Headlines Tell of Thousands Thrown Into Street by Fund Famine. Bjr NEGLEY FARSON. LONDON. England. January 24 (C.D.N.). —The "bankruptcy of Chi cago” is the sensational news that has already pushed the Five-Power Naval Conference off the front pages of even the press entirely out of London. Per haps it is regarded as a more hopeful situation. The Daily Telegraph, under scream ing headlines that are raucous for Great Britain, declares that Chicago has “no money to pay its police force, 4ts. firemen and its teachers • * • thou Entered an second class matter post office. Washington. D. C. CHARGE OF “GAG RULE" PRECEDES VOTE TO CALL MRS. WILLEBRANDT Chairman of House Body Overridden Following Heat | ed Discussion. ' Representative Cochran’s Motion to Broaden Hearings Rejected After Debate. By the Associated Press. After the charge “gag rule" had en livened discussion, the House expendi tures committee today overrode its chairman and voted 8 to 7 to call Mabel Walker Willebrandt, former Assistant Attorney General, for testimony on the j Williamson bill to transfer the Prohi bition Bureau from the Treasury to the Justice Department. Representative Schafer, Republican, of Wisconsin, made the charge of “gag , rule” procedure after Chairman Wll- ■ liamson had held as out of order a motion by Schafer to call Mrs. Wille brandt, who for years was in charge of prohibition prosecutions for the Gov ernment. Schafer’s motion then was put to a vote. He was sustained and Williamson said the decision of the committee to call her would be carried out. Previously the committee had indulg ed in sharp debate over a motion by Representative Cochran. Democrat, of I CIVIC POOL TO FLOAT CHICAGO FINANCES Business Interests to Buy Tax Anticipation Warrants in Crisis. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, January 24.—A civic pool was being formed by leading business interests today on which to float the city, the county and the school board from their “no funds” dilemma. The pool will be for the purpose ot buying $50,000,000 in tax anticipation warrants. This sum will 'te enough, according to officials, to run the local governmental bodies until the re assessment is completed and 1928 tax bills collected. Large businesses, public utilities and railroads have on deposit in the banks large sums of money to meet the 192 S tax roll. It is planned to use this money in the purchase of the anticipa tion warrants, which later can be re deemed by the several concerns In the payment of their taxes. The cash shortage already has forced postponement of the pay of more than 40,000 city, county and school employes. Coal companies announced yesterday that unless Ipast due bills were paid soon it would be necessary to withhold fur ther deliveries to school buildings. The State has not received its share of Cook County taxes in 20 months. BLAST KILLS ONE AND HURTS ANOTHER Rescue Crews Unable to Penetrate Damaged West Virginia Mine. By the Associated Press. CATLETTSBURG. Ky., January 24. —One man is known to have been kill ed and another man was believed to be dying as a result of an explosion at the Tri-State Refining Co.'s plant at Kenova, W. Va., just across the Big Sandy River from here. The explosion was in the trapping still and badly damaged the plant. Fire men and rescue crews have been unable to get inside the buildings to determine whether other men have been killed. NORWAY PLANS TO BUILD LEGATION IN WASHINGTON Bill Providing for Construction Is Introduced—Site Near British Embassy Recommended. By the Associated Press. OSI.O. Norway, January 24 (.V). —The Norwegian government introduced a bill In the Storthing today, providing money for the construction of a legation hi Washington. Halvard H. Bachke, Norwegian Min ister to the United States, stated today that a number of proposals had been made for a new home for the repre sentatives of his government here and that he was not yet informed of the de tails of the plan as submitted to the Storthing for approval. Announcement of the project would be made later, he indicated. It was stated at the legation today that the site recommended is at Massachusetts avenue and Thirty fourth street, near the new British em bassy. The Norwegian legation here now is housed in the Wyoming Apartments, 1 Columbia road and California street. sands of aged and infirm have been thrown into the streets • • • the sick, blind and deaf and dumb have been ejected from the municipality wards • * • mothers’ pensions have been cut off • • • work houses are without coal • • * bankers are holding $185,000,000 in tax anticipation warrants dated 1928 and 1929 and refuse to accept more until the old ones are paid off.” The Daily Telegraph declares that the citizens of Chicago, explaining why they do not pay their taxes, say, "We would be putting our money in a rat hole while the present bosses of Chi cago are In office.” , (Ceorrtsht. ISM. by the Ohiesm Daily News ) tv me JEtimitm Skf. V V J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. \^/ WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1930-THIRTY-SIX PAGES. *** 4~ i I Mrs. Mabel Walker Willebrandt. Missouri to broaden the hearings to include any testimony that might bear on whether the Treasury and Justice Departments in any way had failed to enforce the law. Cochran was voted down. 10 to 3. While Schafer thundered away with charges of “gag rule” and “steam roller methods” Williamson asserted that the Wisconsin member had taken up more than one-third of the time at the last committee session. Among those appearing before the committee today were W. C. Denting, (Continued on Page 2, Column 8 ) LOBBYING WITNESS SNEERS AT SENATE Chairman Caraway Engages in Personal Tilt in Investigation. By the Associated Press. After asserting that the actions of the Senate lobby committee “seemed so useless a proceeding,” Arthur L. Faubel, secretary of the American Tariff League, surprised the committee today with the assertion that the Sen ate should take a subordinate position to the House of Representatives, as in the English system of government Faubel’s criticism of the committee and his views on government grew out of a question by a committee member whether the league was a lobby or ganization. Says Press Against Senate. Replying that it was a matter of in difference “to us w'hether we are known as a lobbying organization or not,” Faubel said the attitude of the coun try’s newspapers had disapproved the actions of the committee. “This whole to-do and discussion,” he said, “didn’t seem to me to make very much difference.” "A rose is a rose by any other name,” he added. “Yes, you and Arnold smell just the same,” Chairman Caraway of the com mittee retorted. He was referring to J. A. Arnold, manager of the Southern Tariff Association, whose activities were scathingly criticized in a committee report. “The English system of government seems to me to be better, because the Upper House has a very decidedly sec ondary place,” Faubel said. “Why not abolish the Senate, then?” Caraway asked. “Well, why not?" Faubel replied. “I’m asking you.” Caraway retorted. “Well, you might give it another status,” Faubel replied. Senator Blaine, Republican, of Wis cousin. asked If he wanted a king to appoint lords and peers and dukes to the Senate. “I thought maybe you had ambitions to be a duke,” Blaine told him. “If so. I hope you’ll be one too,” Faubel told Blaine. Pressed by Senator Walsh, Democrat, Montana, Faubel said he thought the action of the Senate in condemning the employment of Charles L. Eyanson of the Connecticut Manufacturers’ Asso ciation by Senator Bingham. Republi can. of Connecticut, had been generally approved. In a statement which was not per mitted to go into the record, Faubel said, the league had spent $32,602 in connection with the pending tariff bill offlce hat 112,677 went for a Washington Says Grundy Gave $1,059. Faubel testified that among the con tributors who helped in making up the 1929 deficit was Joseph R. Grundy, now Senator from Pennsylvania, who gave $l,OOO. Senator Blaine, Republican, Wisconsin read from records of the league that it spent $103,831 from January l to December 1, 1929. and that receipts were $106,598 and that the league spent $137,492 in 1929. This included $43 313 in a special educational fund. The witness testified he thought Edward N. Dlngley. tariff expert of the Senate finance committee, and Clayton Moore, clerk of the House ways and means committee, had contributed ar ticles to the league’s magazine, the Tariff Review, before he became secretary. Previous testimony before the com mittee said the two men had been paid for articles for the Review. DOCTOR GOES BY PLANE TO GIRL ILL ON ISLAND Eighty-Mile Trip Made in Tiny Training Machine in 30 Minutes After Portland, Oreg., Appeal. By the Associated Press. x PORTLAND, Oreg., January 24. Aviation and medicine have joined hands in an effort to save the life of a 9-year-old girl on ice-bound Puget Is land. 80 miles west of this city, in the middle of the Columbia River. Thirty minutes after an appeal was received here last night, Tex Rankin, aviator, and Dr. Ernest Boylen, physi cian. were roaring through the night in a tiny, ski-equipped training plane. The life of June McGilvary, daughter of W. E. McGilvray, Longview, Wash, policeman, was at stake. The little plane dropped to a safe landing on the island and the doctor was rushed to the sick girl’s bedside. The girl was said to be suffering from pneumonia. Two women also were re ported to be seriously ill and thsy were given medical attention. : MEXICO RECALLS MOSCOW LEGATION; HITS PROPAGANDA Communist Agitation Against Government at Home and Abroad Charged. POLICE UNCOVER PLOT TO KILL HIGH OFFICIALS Parties Connected With Conspiracy Lead to Its Discovery—No Names Disclosed. By the Associated Press. MEXICO CITY, January 24—The entire staff of the Mexican legation at ' Moscow has been ordered by the Mexi can government to leave Soviet Russia as a protest against Communist activi ty against the Mexico City regime, both at home and abroad. At the same time El Universal Grafl co said the Mexico City police had frustrated a plot to kill several high officials of the Mexican government. No names were disclosed. The paper said Police Chief Valente j Quintana personally conducted the in j vestigation of the plot and carried out j raids in Mexico City and two neigh | boring towns. The conspiracy was dis ; covered through denunciation by parties : connected with the plot. 1 Political circles expect the action in volving the Mexican legation at Mos ! cow to result in recall by the Soviet i of the Russian Minister in this capital, A. M. Makar. The Mexican government thus far has made no move to oblige him to leave the capital; he remained at the legation last night and refused to make any statement. Ordered to Leave Moscow. A statement by Genaro Estranda, i foreign minister, revealed that the j Mexican Minister at Moscow had been ; ordered to leave several days ago. The statement referred to recent I “communistic manifestations before Mexican embassies In some of the capi tals of the American continents on the pretext of protesting against measures being taken here in the case of foreign agitators who interfered with Mexican domestic affairs and endeavored to dis turb public -order,” the reference obviously being to the embassies in - | Washington, Buenos Aires and Rio tie I Janeiro. The statement continued: “The Mexi can government has known perfectly well that this propaganda against our institutions and against the national j revolution has been prepared In and; directed from Moscow. It also knows i that Russian Communists do not act j and cannot act independently, because I any political organization of that j country is subject to the Soviet govern ment." After recalling that the Mexican revo lutionary governments have consented to maintain friendly relations with Soviet Russia the statement charged that "unfortunately this high conduct ; has not been Justly appreciated by the 1 U. S. S. R.” Acts of Insolence Charged. “Instead, by creating difficulties for our nationals by circulating political propaganda among citizens and for eigners, by committing acts of insolence and discourtesy or affecting inability to understand our actions and directing in various countries manifestations against Mexican institutions and Ideals, Russia j has brought on situations which it Is j not possible nor decorous to continue tolerating with the discretion and calm we have been showing. “As the most elementary common sense indicates the Mexican government j has full right in the name of its laws and principles not to permit foreign elements to interfere with our political i acts, the exercise of which our consti tution and the usages of all nations reserve exclusively to nations, nor to permit said foreigners to take our terri tory as the theater for their machin ations and Intrigues against Mexicans.” Senor Genaro Estrada declared that Mexico did not hold any of the coun tries where the demonstrations occurred responsible for the happenings; on the | contrary, in most cases full co-operation with the Mexican government in put- j ting down the manifestations was ac corded. The foreign minister’s state- 1 ment made no mention of the status of the Russian Minister to Mexico. ACTION SURPRISES RUSSIA. j Claim Linking of Government With Demonstrations Unfair. MOSCOW, January 24 (A»).-Russian diplomatic circles today expressed sur prise at the announcement that the Mexican government had recalled its entire legation staff in Moscow because of recent communist demonstrations in front of Mexican legations in Wash ington, Buenos Aires and Rio Janeiro. The Soviet foreign office and the Mexican legation said that they had had no official notification of Mexico's action this afternoon. The Mexican Minister Is for the moment absent in Berlin and the legation is in the charge of the first secretary, who said that I papers of recall for his staff had not yet been asked from the Soviet gov ernment. Soviet officials argued that even if the communist demonstrations had oc curred in Washington and elsewhere it was not fair to link the Russian gov ernment with them. They affirmed that such manifestations certainly did not constitute sufficient grounds for a break in diplomatic relations. CHILDREN DiE IN BLAZE. Parent* Rescue 8 of 12 aa Home I* Destroyed. PORTSMOUTH, Ohio, January 24 (A*). —Four children of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Terry of Otway, 25 miles west of here, were burned to death when the home was destroyed by fire early today. Mr. and Mrs. Terry were awakened and saw the house was burning. They rescued 8 of their 12 children, but the other 4 were trapped In their rooms. - ■— ■ • Father and Son Die in Blase. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., January 24 (JP). —A father and son lost their lives and a second son was seriously burned shortly after midnight today in a fire which destroyed their home in Gale wood, a suburb. The dead are George Routsaw, 52, a factory worker, and his son Robert, 12. The other son, James, 8, was carried from the home by hi* 18- ' year-old sister, Marjorie. ■- > < 4 sfsf PLANE DROPS FOOD AND FUEL TO FLOOD-MAROONED FAMILIES Many Face Starvation in Inundated Big Lake Area of Northeastern Arkansas. BY JACK BONDURANT. MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 24 UP).— From a plane—the only method of con tact—food and fuel have been dropped for the first time to some of the more than 200 families held prisoners by flood and ice in the Inundated Big Lake area of Northeastern Arkansas. And through crude signals arranged by notes attached to blocks of wood and hurled down at cabin doora, we learned that the families, face max starvation unless help reaches them soon. In the ship there were sacks of char coal and small sacks of flour, bought at Blytheville when we learned we “PANTHER” IS SEEN TRAIUNG 2 DOCS Deputy Gasch of Prince Georges Barely Misses Chance to Shoot Beast. The “panther,” late of the northeast, now of Southern Maryland, appeared last night in the role of a hunter with a pack of dogs. At least two dogs pre ceded him to a bait planted at Harry Fowlers farm near the Marlboro pike, where a pig was killed several nights ago. Andrew F. Gasch, a Prince Georges County deputy sheriff, saw the animal in the full glare of automobile head lights, but was unable to testify whether or not the dogs which appeared ahead of the beast were some of the hounds gone over to the enemy. With a broad trail to follow, hunts men, dogs and an expert tracker, who wore a Department of Agriculture badge but refused to reveal his identity ’’until I get the varmint,” were in full cry behind the beast in a large patch of woods in the rear of the farm of Harry Fowler today. The beast Tuesday night got Into Fowler’s pigsty, killed one pig. slashed nine others and made Its getaway.’ Though an all-night vigil was kept Wednesday night, the marauder failed ui return. Feeds on Suet. On his visit last night the beast secured a meal of suet and went his way. Gasch saw the animal as it prowled about the Fowler pigsty and today he was positive in his identification of it as the animal that. Is variously known as a puma, catamount, panther or mountain lion. Gasch, his brother, Harry Gasch. and H. O. Harvey of Hyattsville took their watch in an unlighted automobile about 50 yards from the Fowler pigsty at about 7 o'clock last night. For four hours they waited. At about 11 o’clock a dog came loping out of the woods back of the Fowler farm and made for the pigsty. It nosed about a bit and then went on toward the Marlboro pike and disappeared. Another dog came from the same direction, closely followed by a long, slinking animal, which traveled slowly, its head only a few Inches from the ground. The dog did not tarry by the pigsty, but the slinking animal did. It climbed over the fence and started toward the pens In which the hogs were herded for the night, coming in direct line with the headlights of the Gasch automobile. Gasch switched the lights on full and Jumped from his machine with a shot (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) COLOMBIANS IN MIAMI. Air Commission Members Leave by Plane Tomorrow. MIAMI, Fla., January 24 (A>). —Gen. Manuel T, Quinones and Capt. Ben jamin Mendez, members of the Colombian Military Air Commission, arrived in Miami today en route from Washington and New York to Bogota. Colombia. They will leave here by airplane to morrow morning for Barranquilla, Colombia. Rtdio Programs on Page C-3 | couldn’t reach the Red Cross food sup ply yesterday. A house where no smoke was seen coming from chimneys was aroused bv diving low and raising as much racket as possible with the motor. Persons appeared at windows and doors and we dived low In front of them. Down went the first note, which read: “If you need food, wave some thing white. If you need fuel, wave something dark.” Before we had time to circle they were waving both white and dark cloths. The la*| of the flour supply was dropped aC a cabin that seemed to be . housing at least a dozen persons, some of them children. In a small area that we were able to cover closely in (Continued on Page 2,~Column 2.) CHEST COLLECTIONS PASS HALF MILLION, Special Gifts Committee $107,069.37 Nearer Goal as Result of Day’s Work. With a number of pledges coming in from the business district to swell the total, the special gifts committee of the Community Chest passed the half-mil lion mark today and was $107,069.37 nearer its goal of approximately $900,000. Vice Chairman William E. Eynon’s team made its first report during the special campaign and added $37,800 to the day*B total. While considerably be hind In its average day’s reckoning, Chairman Newbold Noyes announced In behalf of the special committee that all gifts received to date amount to $564,- 977.66. Among some of the larger gifts re ported on behalf of Mr. Eynon’s team were $14,400 from the Potomac Electric Power Co.. $lO,OOO from the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., $3,000 from the Washington Railway & Electric Co., $2,500 from Frank R. Jelleff and $2,500 from Byron S. Adams, printers, with an additional personal gift of $2,500 from Mr. Adams. A gift of $2,500 also was j announced as given by Lansburgh & ; Bros. Secretary of Commerce Robert P. Lamont wax one of several individuals who gave contribul ions of $l,OOO to the Chest fund. Among other special con tributors reported today were Princess Margaret P. Boncampagm, $5,000. and the Washington Kiwanls Club, $1,500. Reports of Chairmen. Reports of the various vice chairmen were as follows: Barry Mohun, $6,420; Mrs. Charles C. Glover. Jr„ $7,750; Mrs. Charles A. Goldsmith. $16,995; William E. Eynon. $37,800; Arthur Hellen, $6,420; William W. Everett, $3,900; Mrs. Sidney F. Taliaferro. $7,810: Thomas B. Sweeney. $4,850; Robert V. Fleming, $2,069.35, and the executive committee, $4,070. A gigantic thermometer to keep a (Continued on Page 3. Column 2.) RISE IN TEMPERATURE IS FORECAST FOR D. C. Increasing: Cloudiness to Follow Fair Skies and Cold Spell of Fast Week. skies and a gradual let-up of the cold tonight will be followed to morrow by increasing cloudiness and temperatures above the freezing point, the Weather Bureau predicted today. At 6 o'clock this morning the mer cury was down to 11 degrees, and then began to climb as the day dawned bright and clear. Meteorologists say the minimum tonight should not be less than 20 degrees. Slightly warmer weather may help to free the streets here of snow and ice, particularly those sections which are exposed to the afternoon sun, weather officials pointed out. Heiress Plunges to Death. ST. LOUIS, January 24 (A>). —Miss Bessie Greve, 45. heir to one-third of the $444,000 estate of her father, Henry Greve, commission merchant, plunged to her death early today from a window of her sixth-floor room at the Forest Park Hotel. i “From Pre»s to Homo Within the Hour** The Stars carrier system cover* every city block and the regular coi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the paper* are printed. Yesterday's Circulation, 114,143 (JP) Meant Associated Press. BENNETT PLEADS GUILTY TO CHARGE Former Georgetown Bank Teller Admits Embezzlement of $104,770.24. George Willard Bennett, 35 years old, former teller at the Farmers & Me chanics Bank of Georgetown, pleaded guilty today when arraigned before Justice Peyton Gordon In Criminal Di vision 1 to an indictment charging him with the embeszlement of $104,770.24 of the fuiids of the bank last July. . At the request of Attorneys William K. Leahy and James Reilly, the court ! referred the case to Probation Officer I Steele for Investigation and report. Ben nett was committed to jail, pending re port of the probation officer. United States Attorney Leo A. Rover told the court that the other indictment against Bennett in which he is charged with making false entries In the bank’s books, in violation of the national bank ing act, would be dropped when the j court takes action on the embezzlement I charge. Counsel for Bennett had filed a de : murrer to the Indictment, but withdrew it and the defendant entered his plea of guilty, only a few minutes being occupied. Attorney Reilly declared after the i court proceedings that his client had ■ spent all the money in efforts to beat | tne stock market and the horse races, j GERMANY’S FINANCES i ENCOURAGE OFFICIAL * Moldenhauer Finds Affairs Better Than He Expected After Young Plan Approval. By the Associated Press. BERLIN, January 24.—For the first time since taking office. Finance Minis ter Moldenhauer today Issued a detailed public statement on the Reich's finan cial position. Herr Moldenhauer found the general tone of affairs more encouraging than he had expected after the approval of the Young plan at the second Hague reparations conference. During the first quarter of 1930 the Reich will have a deficit of 273.000.000 marks, but this is more than offset by a surplus of 305,000,000 marks for the second quarter. SURGEONS TAKE TO AIR. Amphibians Soaring Into South In augurate Flying Clinic. MIAMI, Fla.. January 24 ( A »>. —Two amphibian planes soared into the South this morning to inaugurate the first flying clinic from the United States in 11 Central and South American coun tries. The first plane, carrying three of the five eminent American physi cians and surgeons making the trip, took off from the Pan American Airport here at 7:01 a.m. The second plane, carrying the other two of the party and equipment and apparatus to be. used during the 6.800-mile trip, left at 7:04. HATRY GETS 19 YEARS. LONDON, January 24 (A*).—Clarence hatry, for many years head qf the wide spread Hatry interests, was sentenced to 14 year’s penal servitude at the Old Bailey Court today and an additional 1 5 years on charges of defrauding. HOUSEWIVES HOLD THEIR OWN IN TRENCH WARFARE WITH POLICE Los Angeles Railway Workmen Lose First Encounter Over Power Line Installation. By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, January 24.—Out along the north side of Beventy-nlnth street a first-rate little trench war raged today, with a corp of embattled house wives belligerently arrayed against po lice and employes of the Los Angeles Railway Co. First blood was drawn by the in trenched housewives with a figurative kick in the slats for the railroad, and enemy generals went Into a huddle to plan a counter attack. Hostilities began a couple of weeks ago when the railway company sent a erew 1 of workmen to string a feeder power line TWO CENTS BYRD GIVES CAUSES FOR PRECAUTIONS AS ICE PACK HOLDS Expects Own Boat to Get Through, but Acts to Safe guard His Men. BELT 400 MILES WIDE HOLDING TWO WHALERS Member* of Expedition Express Amusement at Story of Load ing of Craft. BY RUSSELL OWEN. Bt Radio to The Stsr and the Near Tork Times. LITTLE AMERICA. Antarctica. Jan uary 24.—News of the publication In the United States of H story that the Byrd expedition was loading one of its ships preparatory to coming home caused various expressions of amuse ment and other emotions today among the men In Little America, who are waiting for the ships to appear. As a matter of fact we never seemed further | from home, unless the ice quickly breaks j up or the City of New York is assisted i through the pack. ! Two unusual ice years have led to this situation. Last year the whalers said that the ice belt, 250 miles wide I at the mast favorable point of croaa | ing, which they have used for years, I was the worst they had ever known, i This year it was 400 miles wide, at, the beginning of the season, near the 180th meridian, within a degree or two of which on either side the whal ers generally go through the pack. In the whole history of exploration in the Ross Sea, whenever pacx ice 20<t miles wide has oeen encountered, it has been fir to the east or west of fnls line. Season Was Unusual. It became evident early in the sea son, about a month ago in- fact. that, the season was unusual. It was about that time that whalers started through the Ice, huge ships with many thou sand horsepower. They were going on the general experience of past years in which last year's ice was an. aston ishing phenomenon tt* them—that bv Christmas the Ice pack would be well broken up. But this year they went only a short distance when they found the pack heavy and wide, and two of them, one after having tost a chaser, turned back to fish on the northern side. Two are at present stuck after agaih entering tha pack. The whalers still'believe that the pack will open about February I. but whethei it will do so sufficiently to permit a ship of 250 horsepower, such as the City of New York, to pentrate the pack which until the present, has presented diffi culties for ships of many thousand horsepower, seems an open question The City of New York has one great advantage of being able to stand great | ice pressure which would crush most I snips, and that was why she was se- I lected. Beyond Understanding. The ways of pack ice are beyond I understanding. As day after day went I by. when for the first time in the his i tory of whaling, whales did not come into the Ross Sea, with the exception iof a few ice-scarred veterans which managed to find their way through the i wide ice belt, we began to realize that 1 something unusual had happened. The records substantiate that belief. Os 12 crossings of the ice pack, bar ring the entrance to the Ross Bea since 1841 (excluding the whaling fac tories of recent years which are in a power class by themselves and far too expensive for expeditions i, all but one were able to get through by the middle of January and most of them before that time. This includes ships which had noth ing but sail power, such as the old Erebus, the ship in which Sir James Clark Ross discovered the sea and made the first passage of the pack. On his first voyage he came down be tween the 174th and 175th lines of longitude and got through in four days, beginning January I. On his second trip he got too far to the East, way over in longitude 146 west, where the pack ice sticks out from the land re cently discovered. and spent 44 days (Continued on Page 2. Column 4.) SENATE REJECTS DUTY • PROPOSED FOR HIDES Vote Is 39 to 31 Against Tariff Increase Above 10 Per Cent Ad Valorem. By the Associated Press. The Senate today rejected the Oddlr proposal to increase the tariff on hides above the 10 per cent ad valorem rate carried In the Hawley-Smoot bill. Hides are now on the free list. The vote was 39 to 31. Bandits Get $16,000. DAYTON, Ohio, January 24 (/Pi. — Three unmasked bandits held up five employes and several customers at the South Park Bank here today and ob tained $16,000. The trio escaped in a motor car. along the Seventy-ninth street parkway. Housewives disapproved and informed workmen that if they must dig post holes they’d better go around to the alley. The workmen said something about orders being orders and went right on digging. Next day they came back and found that all the post holes had disap peared. After much effort they finally got some of them deep enough to receive posts, but when they brought on the posts they found a determined house wife neck deep in each excavation. The company pointed triumphantly to its franchise and called the police The police looked over the situation and gracefully withdrew. So did the work men.