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ORATORICAL PLANS > TO BE DISCUSSED p. C. School Officials and Teachers Will Confer With Contest Director. School officials, teachers, students and Parent - Teacher Association officers from Western, Eastern, Central, Busi ness and McKinley Manual Training High Schools, who are especially inter ested in the National Oratorical Contest on the Constitution, sponsored in this region annually by The Evening Star, are meeting this afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Mayflower Hotel with Randolph Leigh, director general of the contest, for a tea god conference in the Chinese loom. Among school officials invited were Dr. Frank W. Ballou, superintendent of schools; Stephen E. K/amer and Robert L Haycock, assistant superintendents of schools; Miss Sarah Simons, head of the department of English instruction of the five high schools, and George J. Jones, head of the department of social science of these schools. Parent-Teacher Association officials Invited are Mrs. Giles Scott Rafter, president of the District of Columbia Parent-Teacher Association; Mrs. Geoff rey Creyke, president of the Western High School Parent-Teacher Associa tion; Joseph A. Burkhart, president of the Central Association; Arthur G. Bishop, president of the Eastern Asso ciation; Frost Mills, president of the Business Association, and Mrs. E. R. Kalmbach, one of the leaders in the movement to form a Parent-Teacher Association at McKinley High School. In addition to the students who have Jn several cases formed school Constitu tion clubs, the high schools are expected to be represented as follows; Western High School; Dr. Elmer S. Newton, principal', Miss ?. Edna Thons gen and Norman J. Nelson, assistant principals, and Miss TOse Stute, chair man of the Western oratorical contest committee, and members of her com *nlCentn£l High School; Dr. Harvey A. Smith, principal; Miss Helen M. Cool jdge, assistant principal, and Miss Hester McNelly, chairman of the Central com mittee, and the members of her com mittee. . McKinley Manual Training High School: Frank C. Daniel, principal, and H. Dale Davis and Miss Jessie Coope, assistant - principals, and Mrs. Bda B. Frost, ehauman, and members of the McKinley contest committee. Business High School; Alan Dati* and 14i:s May P. Bradshaw, principal and assistant principal, and Miss Cora Mc- Carty, chairman, and members of the Business contest committee. Eastern High School; Charles Hart, principal; Miss Mary J. Watts, assistant principal, and Miss Kate D. Buoknam, chairman, and members of the Eastern contest committee. LIEUT. COMDR. R. WYMAN FOUND DEAD IN CABIN Naval Officers Investigate Demise as U. 8. 8. Jason Officer, Believed to Have Taken Poison. 9r the Associated Frees. J MANILA, March 19—A board of gmreT officers today was Investing the death of Lieut. Oomdr Ralph Wyman, who was found dead In tbo cabin of his ship, the U. S. S. Jason, * a WMle U it*waa not expected that the board’s decision would be made public, tt was generally believed by the officers M&S'iS'SSSSfVSttS tatßr*ev£t It was believed he drank some of the »toyi mad to dean his uniform buttons. ALBERT M. PATTERSON FUNERAL HELP FRIDAY t Body of Prominent Textile Manu facturer Interred in Cambridge Cemetery—Widow Survives. Funeral services for Albert Mansfield Patterson, textile manufacturer, who died In New York Thursday, were con ducted there Friday. Interment was in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Maas., Saturday. Mr. Patterson was 55 years old. He was the brother of Mrs. Harral Mulllken, 9019 Q street, and was the son of the late Mrs. Albert M. Patter son, who was widely known In this city and president of the Home for Incur ables for many years. Besides his sister, he leaves his wife, who was Miss Edith Moore Taylor of Philadelphia, and a son. Albert Mansfield Patterson, jr„ a student at the Massachusetts In stitute of Technology. Mr. Patterson was principal owner and treasurer of the Southern Worsted Corporation of Greenville, 8. C., and of the Waterloo Textile Corporation of Waterloo, N. Y. He also was president of the Patterson and Greenough, Inc., selling organisation of the two corpor ations. With the entry of the United States In the World War, Mr. Patterson became chief of foreign wool section of the War Industries Board. FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. LOUISE SIMPSON Widow of Dr. John Crayke Simpson Was Lifelong Capital Resident and Interested in Charity. Funeral services for Mrs. Louise fCauffmann Simpson, who died in Gar field Memorial Hospital Sunday, were conducted at her late residence, 263 S Sixteenth street, today at 11 o’clock. Rev. Dr. Franklin Johns Bohanan, rec tor of St. Paul’s Rock Creek Parish Epis copal Church, officiated. Interment was In the family plot in Rock Creek Ceme tery. Mrs. Simpson, who was the widow of Dr. John Crayke Simpson, wa6 born in this city May 31, 1860, and was a life long resident of the Capital. She had long been Interested in charitable work and for many years had been a mem ber of the board of lady managers of Children's Hospital. Surviving her is one brother, Victor Xauffmann. treasurer of The Evening Star Newspaper Co.; three nephews, a niece and a number of grandnephews and grandnieces. PLAN ANNUAL DINNER. phi Delta Theta Fraternity Will Observe Founders’ Day. Phi Delta Theta Fraternity will hold Sts annual founders day dinner at the Carlton Hotel Saturday evening, with numerous speeches featuring the pro gram. Prominent persons expected to at tend are Justice James C. Mcßeynolds, Senators Fletcher of Florida, Thomas of Oklahoma, Connally of Texas, Rob inson of Indiana, and Representatives French of Idaho. Johnson of South Da kota. Hadley of Washington, Burtnesa of North Dakota. Collins of Mississippi, Bankhead and Oliver of Alabama and Kurts of Pennsylvania. William E. Lee, interstate commerce commissioner, is scheduled to speak, Everett Flood Is in charge of arrange- WOMEN PRESENT THEIR CREED IN SUPPORT OF 18tk AMENDMENT (Continued From First Page.) iaed to correct propaganda and safe guard law observance through regular channels, and that regular safety groups of men and women serve without com pensation and be recognized and ap proved by the Government." Before the introduction of the "creed,” friends of prohibition placed before the committee the view that the womanhood of America was solid in support of the eighteenth smendment ana was prepared to combat moves looking toward its repeal. Near the outset the group of women were given authority to present their prepared testimony without Interrup tion. This decision was reached after a sharp verbal clash precipitated by wet members who sought to cross-ex amine. The committee, however, by a viva voce vote deferred interrogation until the women had concluded the statements they had drafted. The witnesses argued that the wets had failed to provide a “workable solution” in the event the dry statutes were repealed. Further, they contended, the anti-prohibitionlsts had shifted re sponsibility in the regard by saying they left the solution up to Congress. The women took the stand in rapid order. They supported their case by presenting statements from Mrs. Henry Ford and Mrs. Thomas A. Edison. Both the Detroit manufacturer and the in ventor have been recorded as favoring retention of the eighteenth amendment and its supporting laws. ”1 stand for the law that has proved a blessing for one station In life and would be an equal blessing to those enjoying greater privileges in this world if they would give the law a fair chance ” Mrs. Edison wrote. “I am heartily in favor of the eight eenth amendment without modification,” Mrs. Ford's statement read. “It is a law of the United States and should be observed by all of us. In my opin ion it has been of untold benefit to the women as well as men of our coun try in improved living conditions and a more prosperous Nation.” Drawn From Wide Field. The woman witnesses were drawn from a wide field. Some were promi nent in club and social circles while others spoke as chairmen of nationally known women’s organisations. Mrs. Vic Donahey, wife of the former Governor of Ohio; Mrs. Orrin R. Judd, president of the Council of Women for Home Missions; Mrs. Jesse W. Nichol son of Chevy Chase, Md., president of the National Woman's Democratic Law Enforcement League, and Mrs. John F. Sippel of Baltimore, president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, were among those recorded among sup porters of the dry law. Mrs. Sippel said she had been threat ened with bodily harm if she took the witness chair In support of the eight eenth amendment, but appeared jus; the same. Mrs. Nicholson testified she had no objection to those seeking change in the law, but denounced any effort to seek a change by nullification. Mrs. Peabody Tells of Fight. Mrs. Peabody explained that her organisation was affiliated with organ izations having an aggregate member ship of 19,000>H>. "These great organisations,” her statement said, "have stood in support of the Constitution and its laws for eight years—since 1929—when organised opposition began. They concentrate efforts on the eighteenth amendment. "Opponents of prohibition among women do not ring true in statements regarding their sudden discovery of the awful menace to youth through alcohol,” she continued, “and their Inconsistent demand that it therefore be restored to a legal status. Youth has not changed essentially. We have always had flam ing youth, the flame increased by alcohol. Today we have a new type, flying youth—the finest yet and most likely to dispense with alcoholic stimu lants.” The gray-haired grandmother, who Is ss prominently known on Beacon Hill as In her Beverly home, said the battle of alcohol was "primarily a woman's battle." “The normal woman,” she asserted, "not the subnormal or neurotic type, knows alcohol to be a habit-making drug which wrecks body, soul and mind, as dangerous as opium to the individual —more dangerous to the family and community." The advocates of personal liberty, she said, did not rebel against prohibition of opium, but "the alcoholic taint from past generations persists in rebellion atainst this necessary law against the oohollc traffic. • • • "Here are 12,000,000 women pledged to loyal service of this Government. They hold oonvietions and conventions and Instead of depending on the hatchet of pre-prohibition days to enforce law they use their ballots to secure loyal representatives. Women will cheerfully grant to men management of the tariff, finances, problems of transportation, and water power. Men need the help of women to oontrol the alcohol power. Wish Amendment Carried Out. Mrs. Sippel’s statment said: "The General Federation is an organi zation of 14,500 clubs in 9,800 of the 3,000 counties of this country,” she said, “and I am expressing the will of this group when I say they wish the eighteenth amendment carried out.” The federation had gone on record since 1919 as favoring prohibition, she added, and explained that at later con ventions it had reiterated its stand. . Mrs. Peabody presented to the com mittee statements from many prominent women who favored the eighteenth amendment. Among them were Repre sentative Ruth Bryan Owen, Democrat, Florida; Mrs. Percy V, Pennybacker of Austin, Tex., former president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, and Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, the New York suffragist Mrs. Catt said: “I give my testmony that in my own considerable circle of acquaintances and friends, with two exceptions, I have found no man, woman or child who drinks, brews, smuggles, purchases, sells or distributes any form of alcoholic liquor. These enormous dry circles, stretching from ocean to ocean, appear to me to represent the climax of normal civilized growth. “Those who still crave alcohol, must acquire self-discipline before they at tain the civilized standard. Therefore, for them prohibition is necessary.” Mrs. Jesse Nicholson of Chevy Chase, Md., who said she represented 200,000 Democratic women of the National Woman’s Democratic Law Enforcement committee, said she had no quarrel with persons, or groups, seeking by lawful means and through orderly pro cedure to amend, modify or repeal the Volstead act and the eighteenth amend ment. "What we do condemn and de nounce,” she asserted "is the attempt to nullify existing law, to repudiate a solemn obligation, to deride and flout the Constitution of our country and to insult the law abiding, God fearing men and women of America by openly advocating nullification and contempt for lawful authority.” "Some of the wet witnesses,” she said, “claim they want a referendum. Surely they don’t want to put the Gov ernment to the expense of having a referendum oftener than every two years, which has shown that each Congress has been drier than the last. “Not one witness who has spoken be fore this committee has had a definite, workable plan if the eighteenth amend ment was repealed. Nearly all have said 'We leave It up to Congress,' thus throwing off the responsibility.” Mary E. Woolley, president of Mount Holyoke College, wrote that she be lieved “in the eighteenth amendment without modification of the Volstead act in favor of wines and beers” and said she was glad to assert her al- I leglance to the Constitution and "my own rigid personal observance of the I law In favor of prohibition." Mrs. Clarenee Marshall Busch as Miami, Fla-, president at the National League of American Women, said that THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1930. as a writer, she was glad to “under write prohibition, the moral life In surance of our Nation,” and pleaded for “sober judges, clear-headed statesmen and an unswerving public to keep our Nation from fallins.” Louise Hill Llebwt of New York, in ternational president of the King's Daughters and Sons, said the 78,000 membership of her organization in 40 States stood for prohibition, and de picted better living conditions in the homes as a result of the 10-year-old law. She predicted that the boys and girls born under prohibition would be more able bodied and clear headed than those of other generations. In all, some three dosen women pre sented their statements. Mrs. Vic Dona hey, the wife of the former Governor of Ohio, said that her State is "squarely for prohibition and law enforcement” and “will support and honor with high office only those who are willing to do theic duty In these Important matters.” Mrs. James L. Laidlaw of the New York Committee for Law Enforcement expressed the opinion that young people are drinking less than they did before in the history of the world. Representative Ruth Bryan Owen of Florida reaffirmed the platform on which she was elected to the House, pledging herself to “uphold the Con stitution of the United States and the amendments thereto.” Representing the Federation of For eign Mission Boards of North America, Mrs. F. I. Johnson said: "We are not a church 'lobby.' We are compelled, however, to combat the persistent unending lobby of men pledged to the liquor traffic for their own gain or their own destruction.” The president of the Council of Women for Home Missions, Mrs. Orrin R. Judd, emphasized the necessity of preserving the sacredness of the Con stitution and laws, particularly as an example to aliens, Indians and Negroes. Mrs. Robert E. Speer, president of the national board of the Young Women’s Christian Associations, called the committee’s attention to resolutions adopted by that organization In 1924, 1926 and 1928, pledging support of law enforcement and emphasizing prohibi tion. Mrs. Henry Marshall Kendrick of Washington, D. C., representing the National Council of Federated Church Women, declared for enforcement of the eighteenth amendment with no re peal "and for the Volstead act without modification." Strict and impartial enforcement of the eighteenth amendment waa de scribed as a "child welfare measure," by Mrs. William Tilton, national chair man of legislation for the National Congress of Parents and Teachers. Mrs. William H. Alexander of Ohio discredited charges that the eighteenth amendment is responsible for crime and lawlessness and said. “We believe that the success already attained in the short space of 10 years in prohibition enforcement is the greatest moral miracle of the age.” From Seattle. Wash., came the state ment of Bertha K. Landes, former mayor of that city, holding that the prohibition law can be enforced "rea sonably” in the same proportion as other restricted laws. This, she said, she knew from her own experience, adding that "the failure of those In power to carry cm honestly and effi ciently is the cause of a great deal of our present difficulties.” California Women Opposed. The organized women of Southern California are definitely opposed to re peal or modification of the eighteenth amendment, Mrs. Manard F. Thayer, vice chairman of the woman’s com mittee for Southern California, reported, adding that dry sentiment was growing also in social and unorganized groups, i Resolutions In support of prohibition observance and enforcement adopted by women’s organizations of California Fere presented by Mrs. Paul Raymond, chairman of the Woman’s Committee of Five Thousand, San Francisco. One said that, "following in the footsteps of the First Lady of* the Land, we refuse invitations where we are reasonably sure that the hostess will violate the prohi bition law.” "I am a dry,” explained Mrs. Ray mond Robins of Florida, honorary chairman of the Woman’s Trade Union, "as the result of living in the old sev enteenth ward in Chicago with over 600 saloons In our ward of less than one mile square, with Innumerable bootleg- Ers and speakeasies, called blind pigs those days." - A resolution sent by the Kentucky Woman’s Committee for Law Enforce ment set out that "State control would be a step backward to unsatisfactory conditions," discounted the amount of crime credited to prohibition and re ported the benefits of prohibition as “very great in Kentucky.” DR. GUNNING LOSES IN SUPREME COURT Verdict of SIO,OOO Awarded to Mils Gertrude L. Cooley Is Sustained. The Supreme Court today sustained a verdict of SIO,OOO against Dr. Ed ward J. Gunning of 1616 Sixteenth street, awarded by the lower courts to Miss Gertrude L. Cooley, 163 Todd place northeast, who claimed the physician had used a solution in treating her for ear trouble which had destroyed her hearing. The evidence introduced by Miss Cooley in her action brought against Dr. Gunning was held to be sufficient to warrant recovery for malpractice against the physician. Justice Butler delivered the decision. Counsel for Dr. Gunning contended that the case should not have gone to the Jury, but that the trial Judge should have ordered it dismissed because the evidence was “hot sufficient to sustain the complaint. The Court of Appeals approved the action of the trial court in permitting the case to go to the jury, but Justice Van Orsdel, who joined in sustaining the action, severely criticized the prac tice which prevails in the District in such matters, taking the view that trial judges should cease to be “mere auto matons.” and stated that verdicts should be “based upon substantial Issues of fact rather than on mere caprice or sym pathy.” NATIVE OF FRANCE SUES BANK TO RECOVER $20,301 Charges National Savings Company Neglected to Carry Out Order to Sell Stock. Coldwell S. Johnston of Paris, France has filed suit in the District Supreme Court to recover 820,301 from the Na tional Savings & Trust Co. for alleged neglect to carry out cabled orders to sell certain stocks owned by him which were In a safe deposit box of the com pany. He says the bank had agreed to act as his agent, and prior to Septem ber last he had stock of the Auburn Automobile Co. In the safe deposit box. He cabled, he asserts, September 28 to the bank to honor sales orders placed with his Paris bank and Informed the company that his mother had the key to the box. October 2 the stock was selling for $421 per share, he declares. On his return to America in January, he tells the court, he learned that his stock had not been sold. He recently disposed of the stock at $220 per share and received 822.220 and seeks to have the trust company pay the difference between that amount and 842,821 which a sale at 8421 would have netted. At torneys W. A. Johnston ahd W. A. Coombe appear for the plaintiff. DEFICIENCY BILL PASSED BY SENATE $700,000 Appropriation for ; D. C. Government Sent to Conference. The first deficiency bill, carrying ap- I proximately $700,000 for urgent need* of the District government and more than $1,500,000 for a number of Fed eral projects in Washington, passed the Senate this afternoon and was sent to conference. The bil 1 previously had passed the House. This deficiency bill, containing a total of $171,869,377, was before the Senate for only three hours, the tariff bill hav ing been temporarily laid aside because of the urgent nature of the deficiency appropriations. The measure as laid before the Senate contained a total of $171,869,377, an In crease of $123,627,814 over the total as passed by the House recently. All of these items are to meet urgent needs of the Government. Os outstanding Interest to Washing ton are the following items: For beginning work on the United States Supreme Court Building, $500,- 000; for the purchase of a site and erection of a large warehouse for the Federal Government in the District, $440,000; for continuing work on the Arlington Memorial Bridge, $200,000; for the construction of two modern In cinerators by the District government to destroy miscellaneous city refuse, an initial appropriation of $550,000. The bUI also contains a Senate amendment giving the Commissioners $113,000 additional for the public schools for the balance of this year, of which SIOO,OOO is to complete the pur chase of a site for the Jefferson Junior High School. The balance is for the upkeep of school facilities for crippled children. Other District items are: For the installation of a laundry at the District workhouse and reformatory, $65,000; for the Zoological Park. $2,000; for street cleaning for the balance of this year, $26,000. and for the Colum bia Institution for the Deaf. $1,750. The bill also carried $20,500 for ex penses of the George Washington bi centennial commission, $21,000 for the Smithsonian Institution and approxi mately. $145,000 for the activities of the Office of Public Buildings and Public Parks. One of the first items approved by the Senate after It took up the bill was $60,000 for the cleaning and up keep of the Senate Office Building during the remainder of this fiscal year and $2,578 for the installation of new traffic lights in the Capitol Grounds. The Senate also approved $12,500 allowed by the House for re pairs to greenhouses in the Botanic Gardens. The bill is under the direction of Senator Wesley L. Jones of Washing ton. chairman of the appropriations committee. CLAIM OF TEACHERS REJECTED BY COURT Supreme Body Befuaet to Fan on , Csse Involving Longevity P*y* T’l *-] The Supreme Court today refused to pass on the claim of Madeline Padgett and six other teachers in the public schools here that in the reclassifica tion and rearrangement of salarlek un der the act of June, 1924, that they were not given proper increases for longevity. The case Involved the question whether longevity pay amounting to about S2OO a year should be added to the higher salary schedules for school teachers pflt into effect in 1925 by the law passed June, 1924. The District contended that these longevity increases had already been taken into account in fixing the new basic salaries set up in the 1924 act. The petitioners claim that it was the intent of the act to give them the longevity increases in addition The Municipal Court decided in fa vor of the school teachers. Cases In volving various phases of the act were argued before the District Court of Ap peals three times. The Court of Ap peals sustained the District on each oc casion and the appellants asked the Supreme Court of the United States for a writ of certiorari, which was denied today. It was estimated that about $500,000 is involved in the case in back salaries. MRS. HARRIMAN TALKS TO DEMOCRATIC WOMEN Educational Council Elects Miss Mae Helm President—Will ) Honor Jackson. The District of Columbia Democratic Women’s Educational Council was ad dressed last night by Mra. J. Borden Harriman, at its regular meeting at the Washington Hotel. Election of officers resulted In the following: President, Miss Mae Helm; first vice president, Mrs. Clara Wright Smith; second vice president. Miss Mary E. Lazenby; recording secretary, Mrs. Grattan Kerens; corresponding secretary, Miss Beauford Kelley; treas urer, Mrs. R. F. Noble; parliamentarian, Mrs. William Partridge, and auditors. Miss Mary E. Hell and Mrs. Maude Murphy. The president was instructed to lay a wreath on Jackson’s statue In Lafay ette Square on March 15, In the name of the council, in token of respect to Jackson’s qualities as a civic and mili tary leader, as well as his champion ship of the rights of District citizens. Plans were made for a pilgrimage to Monticello April 13. Census Taken Shun ‘Tools’ Day.” ATLANTA, March 19 (A*).—- Enumer ation of the decennial Federal census will start April 3 Instead of April 1, because of the superstition of some persons regarding April Fool’s day, Dr. william M. Stuart, census director, told district supervisors from five south eastern States in a two-day school end- ing here today. Hanoi, Tongking, en route to Japan. IT LOOKED, SMELLED AND TASTED I LIKE VARNISH REMOVER—BUT! i . - ■ .. l i Good Varnish Remover May Be Poor Liquor and Cause 1 for Jailing, Evanston Man Discovers. i . I • | By the Auoclated Praia. ' EVANSTON, 111., March IS.—William 1 Harper, referring to the gallon Jug found In the back of his ear when i stopped by Evanston police yesterday, [ said: ; "Varnish remover!" Squad members taking a sniff, one > after the other, agreed: "Smells like varnish remover!" But Just to make sure they took him to the station where he produced a paint BOMBAY RIOTS MAR PROTEST OF GANDHI Indian Nationalist Leader Starts March From Ahma dabad Peacefully. B 7 the Associated Press. BOMBAY, India, March 12.—Disor ders occurred In Bombay today as a consequence of demonstrations in cele bration of Mahatma Gandhi's inaugu- j ration of the civil disobedience cam- j palgn at Ahmadabad. Showcases were smashed in two pro- ; vision stores when a crowd parading through the streets saw European cus tomers Inside. Windows of the offices of the Times of India also were smashed. An amusing incident occurred in con nection with hoisting of the national flag in Congress House when the Com munal Band, borrowed for the occasion, unconsciously struck up “God Save the < King.” There was an outburst of hiss ing and shouting and the band became silent. The ceremony proceeded after ward without music. Two thousand schoolboys demonstrat ing In the afternoon clashed with po lice. Several boys were Injured and sent to hospitals. START OF MARCH IS QUIET. Gandhi’s Appearance Dispels Rumors He Hae Been Arrested. AHMADABAD. India, March 12 UP).— Inaugurating their campaign for com plete Indian Independence from Great Britain, Mahatma Gandhi, 61-year-old Nationalist leader, and 79 of his dis ciples today began a march to Jalalpur, where the first of their measures against the British crown will be en acted. Twenty thousand persons gathered at the entrance of Mahatma Gandhi’s quarters to watch the pioneer party make their exit, at 6:30 a.m.. In what waa the first step of the long-heralded "civil disobedience” espoused by the All- India National Congress at Lahore In January. Other crowds lined the route chosen by the marchers, who planned their first two halts at the villages of Asall and Bareja. Sixteen students of the Gujeret Vieyaplth (Gandhi’s national university), all of whom had auspicious saffron marks on their foreheads, pre ceded tine party proper. Gandhi’s appearance belled recurring reports that he had been arrested by order of the viceroy, Lord Irwin. It was regarded as by no means sure, however, that he would not be taken into custody, in which case the 16 stu dents acting as an advance guard were expected to take up his program and continue the march ahead as propa gandists. The party planned to take 20 days to reach the Gulf of Cambay, where they will attempt to produce salt In viola tion of the government monopoly, thus inaugurating a program which has for its ultimate ends non-payment of taxes and nation-wide non-participation with the British government in India. En route Gandhi and his disciples will preach their doctrine of civil disobedi ence, stressing always necessity for Its retaining a non-violent character, the keystone of Gandhi's creed. The countryside from Ahmadabad to ward Jalalpur, a distance of about 165 miles, was flooded with colored pam phlets summoning people of the towns and villages on the route of the march to turn out In full force and to make bonfires of foreign-made cloth. The government’s plans for coping with Gandhi's agitation never have been revealed. Persistent rumors of imminent arrest of Gandhi last night caused consider able stir In the city and about 1,000 people kept an all-night vigil outside the gates of the "Ashram," Gandhi’s university, which waa guarded by wom an pickets. At 6:30 a.m. Gandhi stepped out In front of his devotees and took the lead of the procession as it began its long trip Hundreds of people marched in their wake and police contented them selves with maintaining control of traffic. VISITINGNURSES NOTE INCREASE IN PATIENTS Handle 84 Per Cent More Free Cases—Unemployment Blamed. A 24 per cent increase in free patients during January and February, as com pared with the corresponding period last year, was reported yesterday at a meeting of the board of managers, In structive Visiting Nurse Society. Speak ers ascribed this condition to unem ployment in Washington. During February the nurses of the society gave attention to 3,523 patients, making 9,029 calls. This represents an increase of 291 patients over February of last year. The nursing staff was inadequate to care for all the calls for assistance, and requests for visits from 816 patients, many at them seriously 111, had to be refused during the month of February, the report said. The latter group included persons suffering from tuberculosis ana other chronic diseases. Mrs. John W. Davldge presided at the meeting, which was attended by Mrs. J. Davis Brodhead, Miss Elizabeth Bryan, Mrs. G. Howland Chase, Mrs. Dwight Clark, Mrs. Charles B. Craw ford. Joshua Evans, Jr.; Miss Janet Houtz, Miss Virginia Hunt, Mrs. G. Brown Miller, Mrs. Cressen Newbold, Mrs. Ord Preston, Mrs. John W. Stem hagen, Mrs. J. W. Turrentlne, Mrs. Frank E. Weeden and Mrs. Charles F- Wllson and Miss Gertrude H. Bowling, director. British Army Funds Cut LONDON, March 12 (JF}.—British Army estimates for 1930 total £40,500,- 000, a decrease of £605.000. The total men In establishment, exclusive of In dia, is 148,900, as compared with 150,500 in 1929. Van Lear Black at Bankok. BANKOK. Siam, March 12 (JP).— Van Lear Black arrived here today from Akyab, Burma, after an unevent ful flight. He will leave Saturday for brush and applied some of the liquid to the sergeant’s desk. The varnish immediately shriveled up, prompting the sergeant to assert: "Acts like varnish remover I” But to make doubly sure, Oapt Charles Paasch who was In eharge of liquor cases, was called In. He wet his finger with the liquid, tasted It glngerlv and announced: "It Is varnish remover, and a very good grade—but it is also moonshine a very poor grade.’.' Harper was locked up. OIL MAGNATE ON TRIAL AGAIN Bl ' ''jlffp v ■tfgn Jk Mrej&P 0 : : 's*' ■<■''■ "■v-a Edward F. Doheny (left), who once more faced m Jury In Dlstriet Supreme Court today on charge* growing out of the naval oil leaaee. With him is Frank J. Hogan, chief of counsel. —Star Staff Photo. COMPLETE DOHENY I BRIBERY CASE JURY [ ' Three Women and Nine Men i Selected From List of 33 Prospects. i - (Continued From First Page.) elded at the trial last October that . resulted In the conviction of Fall for acceptance of the alleged bribe, con* vened court at 10 o’clock this morning. Adjournment had been taken from Monday out of respect to the memory of William Howard Taft. The trial got under way almost im mediately after the court had sus i talned the demurrer of the Govern* > ment to the defense motion calling for dismissal of the case on the ground i of dual jeopardy. There was one figure missing from i the picture today. That was the tall, i stooping form of former Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, who is ill 1 in his home at Three Rivers, N. Mex., . and unable to appear as a witness in i behalf of his old friend Doheny. Joseph J. Cotter of New York, for merly counsel for the Pan-American . Petroleum Co., one of Doheny’s con i cems, appeared as associate counsel for . Frank J, Hogan in behalf of the oil i defendant. At the Government’s coun i sel table with Owen J. Roberts and At t lee Pomerene, special Government coun sel, were United States Attorney Leo I A. Rover and Nell P. Burkinshaw, who , has assisted in the oil trials. The scene in the com room of Crim ; inal Division a was devoid of any . \ thing even touching on the spectacular, i Doheny was one of the first arrivals, i appearing in the court house some 20 [ minutes before the court convened. The proceedings got under way without any delay. i Justice Hits sustained the Govern l men’s demurrer to the motion of the t defense calling for dismissal of the i case against the oil man on the ground • of dual jeopardy, and Mr. Doheny then F entered a general plea of not guilty to the bribery charges. In less than 10 minutes the task of selecting from the first panel the 12 jurors who are to sit in the case 1 was started. Before this was done, however, Justice Hits called the tales i men to form in a circle before the bench and gave each of them an op portunity to be excused from duty. Following the procedure In the i previous trial of Fail, he told them the court had assumed responsibility for locking up the jury for duration of the trial, which, he warned them, might last for two or three weeks. During this time, he said, no Juror would be permitted to communicate , with persons on the outside, except . through officials of the court. I Two of the 11 women on the panel k were excused when they stated their . inability to serve under these condi . tions. Mrs. Nina Latham of 1343 . Clifton street explained she had a child to care for and it would be a hardship . on the family to remain away from home even for a few days. Mrs. Mary Ash of 1335 Shepherd street asked to , be excused on account of a sick mother. The 12 seats of the Jury box were > filled first by Warren W. Biggs, 1310 ■ Euclid street; John J. Boobar, 3321 Wisconsin avenue; Clarence Canter, 214 : Fourteenth street; James A. Chappe lear, 1322 Quincy street; James E. ’ Cheek, 3535 T street; Mrs. Genevieve , Daly, 1628 Columbia road; Mrs. Leila . H. Dienelt, 1631 S street; Leo S. Em mons, 4446 Q street; Emory H. Eng , lish, 5023 Sherler place; Mrs. Esther M. Feeney, 450 Delafleld street; Conrad . Fitts, 4526 Fessenden street, and Mrs. Agnes O. Fugitt of 310 S street north , east. t Out of this list defense challenges eliminated Biggs, Emmons and Mrs. ’ Dienelt. I The defense also eliminated Dormer S. Otto of 1020 Sixth street southwest and Myron L. Stout, 2019 I street. From the first list. Government chal lenges eliminated Mr. Boobar, Mrs. Daly and Mrs. Feeney. The Government also eliminated Miss Grace Marshall, colored, of 1753 Thir , teenth street, and Miss Mary Haislup, , of 213 P street. [ Other jurors tentatively selected . and then excused were Archibald D. I Hawley of 2310 Connecticut avenue and Mrs. Gladys Weeks, 9114 Eighth street. UGHTSTOFF FORTAFT RITES, TIE UP TRAFFIC The turning off of the Fifteenth street traffic light yesterday during the passage of the funeral of former Presi dent Taft, which gave rise to numerous i complaints from motorists, was neces i sary because the lights are hooked up with the Sixteenth street lights, which were turned off for the funeral, Maj. Henry G. Pratt, superintendent of po : lice, explained today. .. . Motorists accustomed to being guided by the lights on Fifteenth street, in many cases blocked the Intersection waiting for the lights to flash. The precincts through which Six- I teenth street passes were ordered *p i post men at all intersections to block i traffic into the stmt, three squares ahead of the procession. These streets remained blocked until after the pro cession had passed, and in several cases ’ traffic backed up to Fifteenth street i added to the confusion. Lieut. L. I. H. Edwards, who was re sponsible for the detail of the traffic > arrangement*, said that everything was ,' done to keep traffic open as long as possible without interfering with tne procession. SBOO IN VALUABLES REPORTED STOLEN Diamonds, Wrist Watch and Radio Set Listed in Bobberies Noted by Police. Two diamond rings, a diamond locket, a wrist watch and a radio, representing a total value of SBOO, were reported stolen to police in a series of thefts yesterday. William M. Smith of Fairfax, Va., salesman for the Barr Jewelry Co., Munsey Building, was the loser of a $250 diamond ring when, after calling at an H street southeast residence to display the ring, the prospective pur chaser left the room and failed to re turn. A diamond locket, valued at SSSO, was stolen from the apartment of Teresa De Lauder, 2100 N street, during her absence yesterday. Mrs. Lillian B. Zimmer, 3945 Con necticut avenue, and Lena X. Kirtley, 909 Twentieth street, were the other losers, Mrs. Zimmer reporting a slls radio set stolen from the lobby of her apartment and Miss Kirtley losing a wrist watch and a diamond ling, valued at S9O, taken from her apartment dur ing her absence. GERMAN REICHSTAG ADOPTS YOUNG PLAN AND PACT WITH U. S. (Continued From First Faye.) ' mutual co-operation to stabilise the world’s exchanges and to aid the world’s export trade, besides putting Germany’s reparations’ payments on a strictly banking basis. Dawn of New Era for Germany. That a new era will begin for Ger many will soon be outwardly manifest ed—assuming that the outer powers signatory to the Young plan also ap prove It—by the gradual disappearance of the last allied soldiers from the oc cupied area, by the resignation of for eigners from the directorates of the Reichsbank and Federal Railways, and by the departure of 8. Parker Gilbert, agent general for reparations, and his staff. With the complete ratification of the Young plan by all the interested par ties, the last vestige of foreign control will disappear In Germany, which, At length, will have control of her own affairs. Payments to Ban 59 Yean. Under the Young plan, which was signed in Paris on June 7, 1939, the payments which Germany must make to the allied powers for the next 59 years were fixed. Delegates represent ing six creditor nations, the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Italy and Japan, then signed the report with the representatives of Germany. The plan, which took its name from Owen D. Young, called for a reduction of the reparations annuities during the next 37 years from approximately $600,- 000.000 to an average of approximately $492,000,000. Annuities of $408,000..- 000 were recommended for the last 22 years, subject to the profits of the Bank for International Settlements created under the agreement. Date of Final Liquidation. Under the plan the final liquidation of the World War would be completed in 1989. During the years from 1929 Germany would hand over to her credi tors In money and goods nearly $24,- 000,000,000. The changes In the original experts' report made at The Hague Political Conference met objection by Dr. HJal mar Schacht, president of the Reichs bank, who threatened that the Relehs i bank would not participate In the in ternational bank. However, he aban doned his position eventually, but only ' a short time ago resigned as president of the Reichsbank, contending that Germany would suffer under the amended plan. He was succeeded by ’ Dr. Hans Luther, former chancellor. TAFT LEAVES ALL REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TO WIDOW (Continued From First Page.) 1 shall have been paid by him prior to his death, it shall be deducted from the bequest. A legacy of $5,000 Is given to the Foundation of the Taft Bchool at Watertown, Conn., established by bis brother. Horace D. Taft, unless prior payment had been made by the Chief justice during bis lifetime. Church Gets $2,509. By the later codicil an additional legacy of $2,500 la provided for the Foundation of the Taft School. All souls’ Unitarian Church, from which the Chief Justice was burled yester day. Is given $2,500. Victor 8. Mersch, deputy register ot wills, obtained the will and codicils with other older wills from a safe deposit box at the American Security 6$ Trust Co., at Fifteenth street and Pennsyl vania avenue. The will was witnessed by Anna Con nell of Clinton, Conn., and by J. 8. Flannery and Edwin O. Burke of this city. The witnesses to the first codicil were George P. Way. New Haven. Conn.; Edwin O. Burke and William W. Crow ley of Washington. Those witnessing the second codicil were William w. Crossley, Edwin O. Burke and Man Hanson j Snakes in India. ■ BYRD MAY RETURN TO SCAN ROSS SEA Hint of New Expedition to Antarctica Is Seen in Interview. (Continued From Pint Page.) Laburumum, after an inspection tour, Byrd received a 13-gun salute, his first admiral’s salute since his promotion by his country. The government today granted Byrd and his party free travel over railroads and the premier’s lounge car has been placed at the admiral’s disposal. In a radio broadcast Byrd said that Amer- - leans would hold everlasting gratitude toward the people of New Zealand. “In no other country," he said, “could more lavish hospitality have been ac corded our expedition.” Gould Says Climate Once Tropical. Dr. Lawrence Gould geologist of the _ expedition, said that ih” discovery of coal on Mount Nansen had convinced him that the Antarctic until compara tively recent years had either had a tropical or subtropical climate. Dr. Gould said he had determined, further, that the Great Barrier was a floating sea of ice anchored to islands and mountains; that the Ross Sea extended many more miles eastward than first supposed, and that the Queen Maude range of mountains was the greatest in the world and unlike either the Him alayas or the Andes. It is of the fault block type, he said, and on them were found two of the world's largest gla ciers. The possibility of establishing weather stations In the Antarctic to make fore casts was not believed practical by Me teoroliglst Haines of the expedition, who said too many stations would be necessary, making the expense too great for practical purposes. Forecasts from the Antarctic, however, he said, would be useful to South America, and man could live there indefinitely with the proper food and clothing. Expedition Almost Bankrupt. Admiral Byrd said that the two air planes he had left at Little America would be returned to the United States, and although they were still serviceable, they would be presented to the Nation. Photographers'Vandeveer and Ruck er sailed for Panama on the steamer Tamaroa with 150,000 feet of film. Van deveer, who is rushing the film to Amer ica for development, said that photog raphy was made difficult by the intense , cold of the Antarctic. Rear Admiral Byrd said yesterday , that his expedition was on the verge of bankruptcy. He hoped, however, that it would “pull through all right.” His ships, the Eleanor Bolling and the City of New York, were equipped at a cost estimated at $750,000. : BYRD ASTONISHED BY BADIO TALK , Explorer and Writer Tell es Novel Ex ; pedenee In Spooking From Dunedin. BY BUSSELL OWEN. , By Cable to The Star and New York Tbnee. DUNEDIN, New Zealand, March 12. Telephoning to New York from one third of the way around the world is a novel experience. Admiral Byrd and 1 talked this morning with A. 8. Ochs. A. H. Sulsberger and others, and heard them at times as plainly as though over the usual wire. Static sometimes blotted a saw words out, but on the whole the conversation was understood. Admiral Byrd with H. T. Tapley, , James Duncan, Charles Lofgrep and , myself went to the studio at the deeig ! nated hour yesterday about midnight t Dunedin time,- about 7 a.m. Tuesday, l New York time. A. R. Harris, general manager of the New Zealand Broadcasting Co., was establishing connections with station ■ 2XAF, the General Electric plant at ' Schenectady when we arrived. ! Byrd le Told About Hook-up. i Admiral Byrd looked over the station . and was told how the hook-up was made. It is believed to be the longest i telephone connection ever made. I The conversations from New York , were heard through headphones and i loud speakers In the other rooms. The first to speak was Mr. Ochs, i "Hello, Mr. Ochs,” said Admiral Byrd • leaning forward In his chair. “Can I you hear me?” “Yes, X hear you perfectly,” replied t Mr. Ochs. “It is good to hear your voice again.” said Admiral Byrd. “We always enjoy hearing you and It gave us great pleas i ure to hear you this Winter on the Ice. i Now this la a real treat to speak with i you now, and I can’t tell you bow i much we enjoy It.” Mr. Ochs then talked for some time 1 and when he finished Admiral Byrd an , swered, “it Is so overwhelming to hear ; you speak that way of us that words fail me. I did not know people at home i felt that way. It is difficult for me to . t answer you except by saying how much ! I appreciate it.” Admiral Byrd wished Mr. Ochs a ’ happy birthday. -Byrd Is Astonished. Admiral Byrd then spoke with Martin I Rice of the General Electric Co. and told him how astonished he was at the success of this radio telephone com munication. I also had the pleisure of speaking to I Mr. Ochs. > "It is good to hear you again,” I said, "and It makes me feel that at least I am actually coming home.” The conversations began to blur ■ ' slightly toward the end and there was I difficulty in distinguishing the words. It was a remarkable sensation to talk so far around the world, particularly when speaking with those whom one had not seen for a year and a half. rWhts for publication reserved throughout the world.) BAND CONCERTS. By the United States Marine Band Orchestra this evening at the audi torium, Marine Barracks. Taylor Bran son, leader; Arthur 8. Whitcomb, sec ond leader. March, “Grotesque” Binding Overture, “Egmont” Beethoven (a) “Cripple Creek,” from “Southern Mountains”..Lamar Strlngfield I (b) “The Enchanted Hour”....Hahn Excerpts from “Naughty Marietta,” Herbert Meditation from “Thais” Massenet Scherso from “Midsummer Night's Dream” Mendelssohn Suite No. 2, “Peer Gynt,’’ Opus 55 Grieg Marines’ hymn, “The Halls of Montesuma.” “The Star Spangled Benner.” By the United Statea Soldiers' Home Band Orchestra, Stanley Hall, tomor row evening, at 5:30 o’clock. John S. M. Zimmermann, bandmaster; Anton Pointnet, assistant leader. March, “Vienna Forever”.. .Schrammel Irish overture, “The Beauties of Erin” Bennet Entr'Acte— (a) “Legends" Priml (b) “A Celtic Dance” .Bullard Gems from the comic opera, "The Grand Duchess” Offenbach Fox trot, “Someday Soon” Fischer Walts suite, “Confidences”. .WaMtaufel Finale, “The Imperial” Anthony “The Star Spangled Banner.” Foresees Women in High Hole. PARIS, March 12 (A*).—Overthrov )f the dictatorship of man la predicted | In a book by Lucien Romier, French ' editor. He expects that woman win be A San’s economic equal and supreme tor e hone.