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FOREIGNERS READY TO FLEE NANCHANG i'Bandits Run Wild Over Kiang- It si Province, Capturing :@f Three Missionaries. By the Aisoeieted Pres«. SHANGHAI, March 31.—Foreign dis patches from Nanchang, capital of Kiaiigsi Province, today said the menace of bandits was increasing and that a general evacuation of foreigners was anticipated. _ Possible general-evacuation of Kiangsi by missionaries i nd other foreigners be cause of the steadily increasing menace of bandits and Communists seemed In dicated in various reports from the northern part of the province. These advices, coming from foreign aources or from official and missionary quarters, stated that the communistic bandits, which previously had confined their depredations to Southern Kiangsi, were steadily moving northward and that the w hole province now is menaced. Fear for Safety of Trio. Brigands who Thursday raided and looted Yuanchow, Western Kiangsi Province, captured three foreign work ers of the British China Inland Mission. Dispatches reporting the Yuanchow outrage were confirmed by the mission at Changsha. Much concern was felt for the safety of the trio, the Rev. and Mrs. R. W. Porteus of England and Miss N. E. Gemmel of Girard, Kans., since they were believed to have been captured by the same bandits who on Fe.bruary 3 kidnaped and presumably murdered three Finnish missionaries. Mrs. Porte us formerly was an Ameri can and resided at Kerkhoven, Minn. Her maiden name was Emma Forsberg. Bhe came to China in 1894. Three other missionaries, two women and a man, escaped the bandit attack on Yuanchow by fleeing. Their where abouts also was a mystery and fears ■were felt for their safety in the moun tainous country of Western Kiangsi Province. Those who escaped were two British women and an American, the latter being the Rev. R. H. Glazier. Fate of 16 Americans in Doubt. No information has been obtained re garding the 16 American Catholic mis sionaries at Kanchow, unable for several weeks to escape through the Commun ists and bandits who have ravaged Southern Kiangsi for months. Official quarters fear that Nanchang Is imminently in danger of falling into the hands of the outlaws. Advices from the Standard Oil Co. of New York said that Kiukiang, on the Yangtze River, likely would pass into the hands of brigands should they be disposed to attack the city. These ad vices said government defenses virtually Were non-evistent there. An American Y. M. C. A. represent ative telegraphed from Nanchang that 8,000 bandits, under the notorious Chu Teh, were operating in Northern Kiangsi and were likely to enter Nanchang. Chu Teh has been blamed for the ban ditry in Kiangsi, an dthe provincial gov ernment recently announced it would pay $50,000 for his capture. Other advices stated that service on the Nanchang-Kiukiang railway, which affords a means of evacuation, had been interrupted, but the cause was not given. The brigands are believed to control the Kan River district. Chinese Gunboat Reaches City. Unconfirmed advices were that some foreigners already had left Nanchang for Shanghai. None of these, however, Is believed to have arrived as yet. A Chinese gunboat arrived at Nanchang, apparently to evacuate Chinese officials in case of emergency, rather than to attempt protection of the populace. According to the Chinese press, Kiangsi provincial officials have ap pealed to Chiang Kai-Shek head of the 'Nationalist government, to relieve their province of “the grip of the rising tide of Communism.” River dispatches stated foreign shipping on the Upper Yangtze continued to be subjected to rifle and machine gun attacks. STATE DEPARTMENT ACTS. Nanchang Authorities Are Asked to Obtain Miss Gemmel’s Release. Confirmation of reports that three missionaries, including Miss Nina Eleanor Gemmel of Girard, Kans., have been captured by Chinese bandits in Kiangsi Province, has been received by the State Department. The department announced today that Frank P. Lockhart, American con sul general, had reported that two British subjects and Miss Gemmel had been captured by Communists, who looted Yuonchow, in Kiangsi Province, near the Hunan border. Lockhart said the details of Miss Gemmel’s capture were not yet known and that he had telegraphed the pro vincial authorities at Nanchang re questing that immediate steps be taken to obtain her release. Edwin S. Cunningham, American consul general at Shanghai, also re ported to the department today that the China Inland Mission in Shanghai had received a telegram, dated March 29, saying that the two British mis sionaries were Rev. R. W. Porteus and Mrs. Porteus, both of the Episcopal Church. From the report it was pre sumed that Miss Gemmel also was an Episcopalian. The same information transmitted by Cunningham said that Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Glazier, American citizens, and Miss G. Rugg, British subject, had escaped from Yuanchow. DELICATESSEN ROBBERY YIELDS BURGLARS $2lB Honey, Hidden in Desk Drawer in Balcony of Store, Is Taken by Thieves. Burglars ransacked a delicatessen store at 800 K street early yesterday and stole s2l® a,, which had been hid den in a desk drawer in the balcony. Raymond M. Bell of 1209 Park road, proprietor, told police yesterday. Po lice, investigating, found that a second story window had been jimmied. Merchandise valued at S3O was stolen from the display window of Joseph Cohen's store, at 2404 Georgia avenue, last night by burglars, who smashed the window with a brick. The stolen articles included several watches, beads, hose, underwear and shirts. ‘QUEST OF THE UNKNOWN’ Topic of Speaker’s Address Tonight Before Electrical Engineers. Prof. Harold B. Smith, president of the Amer.igan Institute of Electrical Engineers, will address the Washington section of the institute this evening, at 8 o’clock, at the Cosmos Club. HLs sub ject, “The Quest of the Unknown,” will be Illustrated with lantern slides and will deal with his many years of re search on high-voltage problems. The Catholic University branch of the Institute and the alumni association of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where Prof. Smith is head of the department of engineering, have been invited to at tend the lecture and a dinner which will be given in honor of Prof. Smith preceding the meeting. —i,.i i.i.i.i . .... Farmers of Hungary are complaining that prices for their products ate only •lightly above producing coats, wo6d tries for new world speed boat record 1 T~ i= |~ , I: .: “ I ~ : Gar Wood, speedboat king, and his Miss America VIII, in which he is attempting to set a new world record of 100 miles per hour at Miami Beach, Fla. —Associated Press Photo. GUARANTY SURVEY SEES TRADE GAIN Constructive Influences in U. S. Industry Are Noted in Bank Survey. Speeisl Dispatch to Tha Star. NEW YORK. March 31.—Although the halt in business recovery during the past few weeks has somewhat chilled the optimism expressed at the beginning of the year, there are evident important constructive Influences which seem cer tain sooner or later to dominate, accord ing to the Guaranty Surrey published today by the Guaranty Trust Co. Industrial revival has made only very moderate recovery, the Survey says. The impetus given to the automobile and steel industries early In the year has lo6t some of its force, and falling prices in the commodity markets have had a depressing effect upon business generally. Unemployment has contin ued to a distressing extent, and the construction programs outlined previ ously have not yet been undertaken in any great volume. Ease in Money Rates. “Yet in spite of these deterrent fac tors,” the Survey continues, “there are important constructive influences at work in the situation which seem cer tain sooner or later to dominate. First, and most important, is the ease of ¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥F¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥ [Star Radio Coj J * * * SERVICE With Every SALE * » 409 11th St. N.W. 1350 F St. N.W.» } » 321814th St. N.W. } * * I $ | A Smashing Special * * * *R.C. A. Radiola-Phonograph» * gs*“ IlgSwpj * I s29B*s° > p'•' !| jt if J | delivers one of the fine Radiolas to * 111 your home. 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The recently reported increase in public savings and the large income tax receipts this month are distinctly favor able. in their implications. “Reports from the various parts of the country indicate an improvement in both wholesale and retail trade and some definite increase in building con struction, although the latter is still far below last years’ level. It is expected ; that, with the approach of the Easter j season, renewed activities in these fields , will definitely raise the business barom ’ eter. * * ' “At present such indices of business " as freight car loadings, bank clearings, | export trade volume and steel produc -1 tion are not encouraging op their face, and yet the economic needs of 120,000,- r 000 people must still be met, and with • the processes of readjustment through : which we are now going reasonably well completed, a definite move forward may ! be expected. Whether this will be de : layed until Midsummer or even until > the Autumn is not clear, but that the • problem Involved is purely one of time, ■ and not of direction, appears certain. ! Spring Business. “We must adjust our minds to what seems to be the fact, namely, that Spring business, while it may show the ■ usual seasonal upturn, will not equal ‘ last year’s or probably that of 1928. But t weighing these factors carefully and • viewing the situation as a whole, one , may still reason that the current de f pression is temporary and that sooner or later easy money and economic ne cessity Will exert their influences. “The persistent strength of the stock market in the face of the rather Indif ferent current reports offers perhaps the strongest testimony to the confident belief of business men that recovery will not be indefinitely delayed. Consistently cheerful comment from Washington in connection with the issuance of trade figures has probably helped to create this sentiment, although there has be come evident an increasing disposition to discount such views as inspired by a desire to aid business recovery rather than to examine the situation iif the cold light of truth.” HENRY S. GROVE DIES Was for 50 Years a Figure in Philadelphia Business Life. PHILADELPHIA, March 31 (&)■— Henry S. Grove, 82, for 60 years a figure In the commercial and industrial life of Philadelphia, and former head of the Colorado Coal Sc Iron Co., died yesterday. At 21 Mr. Grove entered the linseed oil firm of Grove Bros., of which his father was the head, and in 1885 he was instrumental in forming the National Linseed Oil Co. In 1903 he became president of the William Cramp Sc Sons Ship and Engine Building Co., and held the post until he retired, about 12 years ago. mammammimmmmimmmmimmmtmmm Gradnatt McCormick Medical Giant. pitted Collet* Btm Examined DR. CLAUDE S. SEMONES Eyesight Specialist Phaaa National #7*l 409-41(1 McLachlen Bid*. 10th and G Sta. N.W. INCOME TAXATION LEADS IN REVENUE More Than 63 Per Cent of Federal Funds Derived From Levy in 1927. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, March 31.—Income tax ation, although affecting only about two persons out of every hundred, was listed as the source of 63.8 per cent of the total Federal revenue for the fiscal year 1926-27 in a study made public today by the National Industrial Conference Board. Great Britain derived 46.5 per cent of its national revenues from Income taxes In the same period, Germany 35.2 per cent, Italy 24.7 per cent and France 20.7 per cent. More than 50 nations and a score of States in the Union now levy taxes on either individual or business incomes or both, the survey revealed. A review of the income taxes collected from 1922 to 1928 by 13 American States which had such taxes in effect during that period showed an increase from $97,000,000 in the former year to $183,000,000 in the latter. This was due, the board explained, to increased population, increased incomes, more efficient collections and. in some cases, increased rates. Tlrf per capita aver age during the same period rose from $2.68 to $4.60. Income taxes in those 13 States com bined in 1927 were 8 per cent of all State and local revenues collected as compared with 6.9 per cent in 1922. 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DRY SQUAD CAPTURES ALLEGED CORN LIQUOR Hyattsville Police Chief Reports Seizure of Auto, 14 Cases of Rum and .Stolen Truck. Special Dispatch to The Star. HYATTS VILLA, Md.. March 31. Chief of Police Albert Anderson and his sons. Bailiff Albert Anderson, jr., and Special Officer Lloyd Anderson, have turned over to prohibition officers 14 cases of alleged corn liquor, an auto mobile truck and a coupe seized here early this morning. The truck was found to have been stolen from Louts Miller, groceryman, of 1000 block of First ” ‘ IWi .si^WHENITCOMEpTaWELn ; 11111 ing.we are There.l Every person handling machinery will break some part 1 some time. Don’t worry; take it to S Weldit Co., 516 First Street N.W. ‘ —and they will weld it as good as new, without delay, a j great saving in money and time. No job too large or too t small. Met. 2416 street, Washington. Miller had reported to police that the truck had been stolen from the 100 block of New York avenue. Prohibition officers now are seeking to learn through the tags the identity of the owner of the coupe. Chief Anderson said that he and his boys saw two colored men transferring the alleged liquor from one of the cars to the other at Franklin street and Oakwood road, but the men saw them approach ing and escaped into nearby woods. The officers took the alleged liquor and ma chines to the Anderson home, and they were later turned over to the prohibition officers. New Zealand expects to distribute through Its new dole system $3,500,000 annually to unemployed men and women.