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NEW POLICE TEST
TO BE USEO IN D. C.
Revised Examination Is De
signed to Weed Out Incom
petents From Force.
(Continued From First Page.)
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of the Civil Service Commission, is quite I
different from an achievement test, such I
as would be used in the schools to de- j
termine such a thing as eighth-grade j
standing. A grade test, he pointed
out, is designed lor grade pupils, not
for policemen. It could be passed bet
ter by grade pupils than by college pro
fessors, unless they ' crammed." for they
have forgotten much of the irrelevant
information—such as the sources of
rivers, etc. —stuffed into their heads in
the common schools.
Designed to Test Thinking.
Nothing of a tr*...'s fitness for being
a policeman would be indicated by the !
fact that he happened to know the
source of the Potomac or the capital
of Saskatchewan. What the exam ners
want to know is whether he can think
calmly in emergencies and use good 1
judgment in the solution of the numer- i
ous problems which arise in the dally
work of the officer of the law.
The new test contains 100 questions,
of increasing difficulty, designed to show
ability to adapt to new situations, which
is practically the criterior of ‘‘intelli
gence.” Correlated with the Army
alpha test scores of the police depart
ments of other cities, the general adapt
ability test would have eliminated a few
years ago 58 per cent of the Kansas
City police force, 55 per cent of the
Cleveland and 43 per cent of the Los
Angeles force.
It is not intended to eliminate any
body now on the force, however they
got there. If a man has made good he
has passed the best sort of test. In
ferior men can be expected gradually
to eliminate themselves, especially in
competition with more efficient new
oomers.
“Experience on the police force,” says
Dr. O’Rourke, ' may enable men to per
form police duties more effectively than
could new men of a somewhat higher
intelligence. It must not be assumed
that experienced men on the force
should be dropped because their intel
ligence ratings are somewhat below the
new entrance requirements. The ex
perienced man should be thought of in
terms of his experience, not in terms of
his test score."
Test by No Means herfect.
The test is by no means perfect. Dr. ;
O’Rourke agrees. Occasionally it will
shut out a man who might make an
excellent policeman, but the chances
are about four to one against it. Some
who pass the test will make poor police
men. but the great majority will make
good.
There also is being worked out a series
of probation and promotioh tests to be
applied after men actually are on the
force and have attained some familiarity
with police methods. The policeman
is to be asked questions like the follow
ing: t
1. Members of the police force of
Washington should <1) refuse to give
their names or numbers to inquirers
whom they do not know; (2) require
reasons for inquiries as to their names
or numbers; (3) refuse to tell their
names to suspicious-looking persons;
(A) give their names or numbers only
«u duly authorized persons; (5) give
their names or numbers to whoever
asks for them. The persons taking the
examination is to check the correct
answer.
2. A citizen tells you that the person
who turned in a false fire alarm two
hours ago is a certain 19-year-old boy
You cannot arrest the boy without a
warrant because (1) he is under age;
(2) the offense is serious; (3) you did ,
not see the offense committed; (4) the
citizen did not make the statement to
your commanding officer; (5) the citi
zen may be mistaken.
3. John Marshall place (1) is near the
White House; (2) is in the Mall nea*
Fourteenth street; (3) is south of the
Capitol; (4) meets Pennsylvania avenue
near Sixth street; (5) is between Center
Market and Pennsylvania avenue.
Required to Give Procedure.
Another type of promotion test con
sists of a list of cases such as might
come to the attention of a policeman.
He is required to indicate which of the
following procedures he would take in
each case, his answers requiring com
prehensive knowledge of the police
manual; (1) arrest; (2) communicate
with headquarters at once: (3) report
It the next time you telephone or go to
police headquarters; (4) warn; (5) take
no official action.
While the examination will practically
guarantee intelligence of the type de
manded of policemen it leaves untouch
ad the question of character —and the i
cleverest of men may be a scoundrel.
The Civil Service Commission now is
making a study of character investiga
tion methods, such as letters of recom
mendation, vouchers and oral interviews, j
in an effort to make them mean more.
At present the study is concerned chiefly
with the postal service, but the results
will be applied in the selection of police
men. Nobody likes to give a fellow a!
black eye. Left to his own initiative
A former employer will write out a very
good "character” for so rile body he
knows is not to be trusted and whom
be is glad to be rid of.
This, it has been found, is less likely
when the writer is pinned down to spe
cific details to be answered “yes” or
“no.” Thus he is asked whether the
man ever has been caught in any spe- j
eiflc act of stealing, etc. Theer are 27 i
questions in all. At present there is
no specific educational requirement for
Washington policemen, stated in terms
of school grades. The general adapta
bility test measures this in away.
This month the revised test is being
given to large numbers of sixth, eighth
and twelfth grade students. As the
problem grows more difficult the lower
groups will begin to drop out.
Grade Test Meaningless.
Qualification of policemen on grades
reached in school alone, it was ex
plained, would have no meaning. The
average eighth grade contains all degrees
of Intelligence, some greatly below that
required of policemen by the general
adaptability test. Besides, the require
ments for completing a “grade vary so
much from school to school that the
term has practically no meaning. An
eighth grade diploma from a country
school could not be considered the equiv
alent, of one from a Washington school.
Even among city schools there would
be a great difference. The special
adaptability test would show whether a
man was capable of doing eighth grade
work, which is the essential thing. By
the time a man was old enough to go on
the police force he probably would have
forgotten most he learned in the eighth
grade anyway—as would a physician or
an engineer. Taken unawares by an
eighth grade achievement test, all prob
ably would make a poor showing com
pared with children actually in the
eighth grade. This certainly would not
indicate that they were less intelligent
than eighth grade children or less
capable of being physicians, engineers or
policemen.
Lake Rate Case to Come Up.
HUNTINGTON. W. Va., April 8 (JP).-
The Lake cargo freight rate committee,
representing Southern coal operators,
will meet here Thursday to discuss the
renewed effort of Northern coal oper
ators to reopen the Lake cargo rate case
before the Interstate Commerce Com
mission. The meeting was called fol
lowing the filing of a petition before the
commission by four Southern coal
carrying railroads asking dismissal of
tha effort to reopen the case.
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Field, Sacramento, Calif. They passed in review before Brig. Gen. William E. Gillmore, in charge of the mimic war
fare. The pursuit planes led the line, the attack machines next and the bombardment planes ended the parade.
—P. & A. Photo.
THE WEATHER |
District of Columbia—Fair, colder to
night, minimum temperature about 33
degrees; tomorrow fair; moderate north
west winds.
Virginia—Fair, colder in central and
east portions tonight; light frost in east
and light to heavy in north and west
portions; tomorrow fair; fresh north
west and north winds.
Maryland—Fair, colder tonight; to
morrow fair; fresh to strong northwest
winds, diminishing.
West Virginia—Fair, continued cold
tonight; tomorrow fair, slowly rising
temperature.
Record for 24 Hours.
Thermometer —4 p.m., 54; 8 p.m., 46;
12 midnight, 43; 4 a m , 43; 8 a.m., 43;
noon, 44.
Barometer—4 p.m., 29.46; 8 p.m.,
29.60; 12 midnight, 29.66; 4 am., 29.68;
8 a.m., 29.78; noon, 29.85.
Highest temperature, 64. occurred at
11:45 a.m. yesterday; lowest tempera
ture, 42, occurred at 6 a.m. today.
Temperature same date last year—
Highest, 93; lowest, 59.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today—Low tide, 10:16 a.m. and
10:59 p.m.; high tide, 3:35 a.m. and
4:05 p.m.
Tomorrow—Low tide, 11:24 a.m. and
11:56 p.m.; high tide, 4:40 a.m. and
5:08 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Today—Sun rose 5:43 a.m.; sun sets
6:37 p.m.
Tomorrow—Sun rises 5:42 a.m.; sets
6:38 p.m.
Moon rises 1:25 p.m.; sets 3:26 a.m.
Weather in Various Cities.
o .Tempera7ure~ e . ’
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Stations ? 3.5 jj£ S= Weatbei
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t Abilene. Tex 30.00 96 54 .... Clear
Albany, N. Y.. 29.52 56 36 0.34 Clear
Atlanta, Ga 30.08 74 44 Clear
Atlantic City... 29.70 58 40 0.14 Cloudy
Baltimore. Md.. 29 74 60 40 0.26 Cloudy
Birmingham ...30.18 80 42 ....Clear
i Bismarck. N. D. 29.90 60 42 .... Clear
I Boston, Mass... 29.48 64 38 ....Cloudy
I Buffalo. N. Y... 29.64 34 26 0.18 Snow
I Cnarleston. B.C. 30.00 74 52 .... Clear
Chicago. 11l 30.20 52 34 ... Clear
Cincinnati. Ohio 30.10 46 32 Clear
Cleveland, Ohio. 29.86 36 30 0.02 Cloudy
Columbia, S. C . 29.98 78 46 Clear
Denver, C 010.... 29.90 80 54 Clear
Detroit. Mich... 29.92 36 32 0.02 Clear
El Paso, Tex 29.92 88 56 Clear
Galveston. Tex.. 30.08 86 64 .... clear
He'ena, Mont... 29 86 78 44 .... Clear
Huron. S. Dak . 30.08 60 38 .... Pt.cloudy
Indianapolis.lnd 30.14 50 32 Clear
Jacksonville,Fla. 30.04 78 56 .... Clear
Kansas City. Mo 30.24 64 46 Clear
Los Angeles 29.96 76 56 Cloudy
Louisville, Ky.. 30 16 56 40 Clear
Miami. Fla 30.12 78 60 .... Clear
N. Orleans, La. 30.10 86 62 Clear
New York. NY. 29.62 58 36 0.04 Pt.cloudy
Oklahoma City. 30.14 76 48 Clear
Omaha. Nebr... 30.02 60 44 Clear
Pniladelphia ...29.70 58 40 0.14 Cloudy
Phoenix. Ariz. ..29.84 96 66 ... Clear
Pittsburgh. Pa.. 29.84 40 32 O.XO Snow
Portland. Me. .29.44 58 36 0.01 Pt.cloudv
Portland. Oreg. 30.10 66 44 0.26 Pt.cloudy
P.aleißh. N. C. 29.92 76 44 Clear
Salt Lake City. 29.80 80 62 Pt.cloudv
San Antonio.... 30.02 92 64 Clear
San Diego. Calif 29.94 68 58 .... Cloudy
San Francisco.. 30.04 66 52 Clear
St. Louis. M 0... 30.22 60 42 Pt.cloudv
St. Paul. Minn.. 30.27 54 34 ... Pt.cloudy
Seattle. Wash.. 30.04 60 46 0.04 Clear
Spokane. Wash. 30 00 72 48 Pt.cloudy
i Tampa. Fla 30.08 76 62 .. Clear
I WASH,. D. C.. 29.78 64 42 0.06 Cloudy
FOREIGN.
(7 a.m., Greenwich time.)
Stations. TemDeivt'ire. Weather.
London. England 36 Rain
Paris, France 42 clear
Vienna, Austria 42 Rain
I Berlin, Germany 42 Cloudy
! Brest. France Clear
Stockholm, Sweden 44 Clear
; Gibraltar. Spain . 50 Clear
(Noon. Greenwich time, today.)
Horta (Fayal). Azores.... 58 Part cloudy
(Current Observations.)
Hamilton. Bermuda 70 Part clou Jy
; San Juan. Porto Rico 80 Part cloudy
Havana. Cuba 62 Clear
Colon. Canal Zone 80 Cloudy
Whites Bury Hatchet.
NEW ULM. Minn. (A>).— After 67
years. New Ulm has buried the hatchet
with the Sioux Indians.
In 1862, while many of the men of
New Ulm. then a pioneer town, were
away fighting in the Civil War. the
Sioux perpetrated what has been re
corded as a massacre,
i This Winter the Sioux were in need
| on their reservation, near here, and the
descendants of the men and women
whose blood was shed in 1862 raised
a store of cash, food and clothing for
them.
CHOICE
PIANOS
FOFL
RENT
FREE TONING
UNDER RENTAL CONTRACT
WORGtfS
1110 G ESt 1879
THE EVKiNING STAR, WASH IXtiTOX, D, C„ TUESDAY. APRIL 8. 1930.
CO-EDS CALL SHOWDOWN ON DRESS;
CHIFFON AND TWEED RIVALS CLASH
Michigan U.’s "Unwritten Law’’ Is Opposed by Faction
Favoring Sports Attire.
By the Associated Press. .
ANN ARBOR, Mich.. April B—A
showdown on the matter of dress for
the University of Michigan co-ed is on
the books for tomorrow afternoon. A j
“battle of tweeds against chiffon,” one of
the feminine participants has called it.
It all began when a group of woman
students, sponsored by the Women’s
Athletic Association, met and decreed
that low-heeled shoes and sports dress
constituted the proper costume for
campus wear. Hats •and gloves were
not tabooed, but their use was declared
optional.
i ——
WILLIAM FOX REMOVED
AS HEAD OF FILM FIRM
Purchaser of 151,000 Shares of
Stock Elected President of Pro
! ducing and Exhibiting Company.
; By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, April B.—The financial
; war within the Fox moving picture
I enterprises was ended today with the
j removal from the presidency of Wil
j iiam Fox, who had built up the *300.-
000,000 corporation from a *1,666,66
Investment in one theater.
Following the sale by Fox of his
151.000 class B shares in the Fox Film
and Fox Theaters Corporations to Har
ley L. Clarke of Chicago, president of
the General Theaters Equipment Co..
Inc.. Fox and the officers and directors
of both corporations resigned.
Clarke was then elected president.
Winfield R. Sheehan, vice president t
i and general manager, was continued
in that office. It was announced that
a new board of directors would be
elected within a few days and a new
financing plan put Into operation. Al
though no official announcement was
made, It was reported Fox received
*18,000,000 for his stock.
1 Henry Rayfield, who has spent over 30
: of his 55 years In prison, was sentenced
In Wolverhampton, England, to three
months' Imprisonment when he boasted
that he was “a famous Irish gunman.” I
FISH
VALUES ■ mH|
At All A&P
Meat Markets
| FANCY
. Fillet of
Haddoek
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Spanish Mackerel u> 25c
Fresh Herring u> 5c
FORTY FATHOM
Fillet of Haddock u )3c
Chesapeake Bay | STEAMED
SHA “ Lobsters
BUCK Li. 25c
ROE Lb 35c each 2$C
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, The suggestion was looked upon
askance by some groups, for it Is almost
an unwritten law among woman stu
dents here that they must dress up for
; class room appearance.
Invitations have been issued for a
"sports clothes party” tomorrow. The
bids urge the co-eds to wear their
"sportiest" costumes and promises have
been made that the question of class
room attire will be thoroughly Ironed
out.
Miss Alice Lloyd, dean of women, has
given her moral support to the move
ment by admitting that there has been
a "decided tendency to overdress.”
PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER
SCHEDULED FOR HEARING
Commission to Report on His Chris
tian Views as Reflected in Dis
cussion of Evolution.
By the Associated Fress.
OSCEOLA. Ark., April B.—The
Arkansas Presbytery today was prepared
to hear a report ot a commission ap
pointed to inquire "into the soundness
of faith” of the Rev. Hay Watson
Smith, pastor of the Second Pres
! byterian Church of Little Rock.
Dr. Smith’s views on the theory of
organic evolution, as contained in a
widely distributed pamphlet, caused the
! General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church In session at Montreat. N. C..
last. Summer, to order the inquiry.
The question ot whether the inquiry
was to be made into Dr. Smith’s be
lief on the subject of evolution, or his
j “soundness of faith.” plunged the
i oresbytery into a heated debate which
lasted throughout an entire day. A
compromise resolution provided that the
inquiry should proceed upon the ques
tion of his views on evolution as re
lated to the basic principles of the
! church.
Charles E. Coleman. Little Rock at
| tomey. who spoke for Dr. Smith,
charged that the General Assembly’s
action was prompted by “disgruntled”
i theologians.
POTENTATE PAYS
FRATERNAL VISIT
Head of Almas Temple, With
Divan, Meets With Pen
talpha Lodge, F. A. A. M.
An unusual occasion was noted last
evening In Pentalpha Lodge, No. 23,
F A. A. M„ when the illustrious poten
tate, James C. Hoyle of Almas 'lemple
of the Mystic Shrine, accompanied by
his divan and uniformed bodies, paid a
fraternal visit to the worshipful master
of Pentalpha Lodge. Ava Marcus Dan
iels is the third generation of the Dan
iels family to occupy that station In
Pentalpha Lodge, his grandfather hav
ing been largely influential in the or- j
ganization of the lodge, and served as its I
first worshipful master in 1869.
The illustrious potentate, with uni
formed bodies, left the new Almas Tem
ple Club House, 1315 K street, In march
ing formation, and proceeded byway of
Fourteenth street, thence south to New
York avenue and then east to the Ma
sonic Temple.
Formal Reception Tendered.
Arriving there the master of Pen
talpha Lodge received the visitors, ex
pressing to the potentate his personal
appreciation of the call. The potentate
responded appropriately.
James A. West, grand master of Ma
sons In the District of Columbia, who is
a past master of Pentalpha Lodge, was
present. After being received with Ma
sonic honors, the grand master was pre
sented a life membership in Pentalpha
Lodge by the master of the lodge, who
explained that while his lodge, this year,
must share the grand master with all
other lodges of this jurisdiction, yet the
honor which he brought to the lodge
belonged singularly to Pentalpha and
that in having the privilege of present
-1 ing the life membership, the master ex
pressed likewise the love, admiration and
friendship, collectively and personally,
of the members of Pentalpha.
Grand Master Responds.
The grand master assured the mem
bers of his lodge that when the time
came for him to lay down the gavel of
authority he would do so with the
knowledge that the arms of Pentalpha
were open to receive him back into its
fold.
Potentate Hoyle made an address
entitled "Why a Noble of the Mystic
Shrine?" A program followed, consisting
of selections by the band of Almas
Temple, solos by Newton Hammer and
yrand opera selections on the piano
by Ralph H. Gauker.
Guests Given Surprise.
The master then Informed the mem
bers that a surprise awaited them and
which would be made known by the
illustrious potentate. The surprise con
sisted of an invitation to everyone pres
ent to form in procession behind the
Almas Temple Band and uniformed
bodies and proceed to the recently com
pleted club house, where they would be
i entertained with a band concert, drills
by the different bodies and an oppor
tunity afforded to Inspect the new
building under the guidance of members
of the reception committee of Almas
Temple. At the club house Pentalpha
Lodge served light refreshments.
Royal Employes Happy,
SANDRINGHAM, England OP).-
King George is the ideal employer, at
least from the point of view of English
men looking for jobs.
Seldom does any one employed on the
King’s estate here quit his job. for—
He gets a nice house with a garden.
He and his family are looked after
by the King’s physician at a fixed rate
of 2 pence a week
He can look forward to an old-agf
pension, and if he dies his widow gets
a rent-free cottage.
He gets milk from the King's prize
cows, wood from the King’s forests and
an occasional brace of rabbits or fowl
from the royal barnyard.
He has the use of a club house with
library, billiards and games rooms anr
a concert hall where concerts cost him
1 penny, half price for children.
He gets his beer at a penny a glass
cheaper than any one else in England
A prominent British air service re
cently completed 5,000.000 miles of
i cross-channel flying.
HUMAN BREATH EXTINGUISHES
FIRE THROUGH REFRIGERATION
New Liquid, Inhaled by Chemist, Easily
Puts Out Candle in Demonstration
Before Members of Society.
BY HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE,
Associated Press flcience Editor.
ATLANTA, April B.—Human breath
was converted into a Are extinguisher
at the American * Chemical Society
meeting today.
Thomas Midgley, Jr., of Dayton, Ohio,
lighted a candle and set it on a table
in view of a general session of. the
chemists. Into a glass dish alongside
he poured to the depth of an inch a
new liquid refrigerant, the temperature
of which he said was 18 degrees below
j zero.
1 It began to boil and the rim of the
I glass dish turned white with frost.
1 Dr. Midgely then placed his face
directly over the fumes, opened his
mouth and inhaled the cold steam.
Then he turned to the candle and
breathed gently in its direction. The
touch of his laden breath smothered
the flame
Refrigerant Non-explosive.
“This refrigerant,” he said, “is non
explosive and we believe non-poisonous.
ilt has not harmed animals. I have
j breathed quantities of it without last
| ing bad effects. When I took enough it
i produced a sort of intoxication,
i “The best way I can describe this
sensation is to say that it is deaden
ing. Instead of exhiliration such as
credited to alcohol, these fumes do not
rouse a desire to sing or recite poetry.
"The refrigerant still is in the experi
mental stage.”
Dr. Midgely’s research is sponsored
by General Motors, with Dr. Robert L.
Henne co-operating. The new sub
stance is a combination of fluorine,
chlorine and methane. To Fluorine Dr.
Midgely credited the unusual effects.
Fluorine is a comparatively rare ele
COUPLE IS SENTENCED
j TO TAKE HONEYMOON
I !
Husband and Wife, Both 65,
> Blamed Each Other for Failure
to Obey Court.
By the Associated Press,
j CHICAGO, April B.— lt’s a lot harder
to get married folks started on the sec
ond honeymoon than on the first, in the
opinion of Superior Judge Sabath, but!
nevertheless he sentenced a couple to i
I such a trip yesterday.
I Joseph Enslin and his wife, Amelia,
j both 65, married for 47 years, received
the “sentence” when they appeared in
court to explain why they had not taken
a 30-day honeymoon trip ordered by
the judge six weeks ago when he refused
; Mrs. Enslin a divorce,
i Mrs. Enslin said she had packed her
suit case ready for the trip, but that her
husband refused to go. He Insisted It
was the other way around.
“You are like two children.” the judge
said. "Neither of you will give in. You
have got to take the trip. Now go.”
They left the court room hand in!
hand after Enslin asked his wife if she
really wanted to go, and she replied
•yes.”
Berlin Discards Tuxedo.
BERLIN UP).— Never before, say Ber
lin’s fashion tailors, have they supplied
as many evening dress suits as this
year. The swallowtail outfit is sup
planting the tuxedo for evening affairs.
Arab Relief Funds Raised.
Palestine </P).— A total of
150,000 has been raised in Arab coun
ties for the relief of Arabs in Palestine.
The Jewish relief fund has reached $2,-
(100,000. I
▼ There are no
extra charges
of any kind with
BOND TEN PAYMENT ■
BUDGET SERVICE I
We have not added one cent to our established cash
prices of 16 years standing. This is a thrifty service!
We exact no interest or carrying charges of any kind.
This is a friendly service!
We do away with expensive old-time charge account
and credit methods. This is a modern service!
96,820 responsible men enjoyed the advantages of
this service last year. You are invited to join them.
Full selections of new Spring London - Designed
Fashions await you, today I As always, they are
priced $25, $35, $45 every suit with two trousers.
I
IT S SMART AND THRIFTY TO I
PAY *lO AT PURCHASE, THE I
BALANCE IN TEN PAYMENTS I
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| ment, canary blonde in color, discovered
in 18*6. Some of its effects in the
! refrigerant, he said, were contrary to
; accepted opinion of how it would react.
| He forecast increasing safety which
' would lead to mechanical refrigeration
J for cooling living rooms.
Forecasts Silk Increase.
A day when feminine America can
wear mostly silken garments made
cheaply by synthetic chemistry was
forecast in several papers. Prof. Charles
E. Mullin of Clemson College said the
1930 output of these silken fabrics in
the United States will exceed last year
by 30 per cent. It will be worth about
$190,000,000, an increase of $40,000,000
above 1929.
This country, he said, makes almost
three times as much of thi3 synthetic
goods as the next three largest pro
ducing countries combined. Italy, Eng
land and Germany. About two-thirds
of the American output is from plants
south of the Mason and Dixon line.
For cold weather he forecast artificial
silken “wools,” quoting reports that i
cheaper methods for making them are |
coming slowly into practice. The “wool"
is similar to the silken synthetic fiber,
except that instead of being smooth its
strands are made with a covering of
curlicues which serve to create small
air pockets.
W. Donald Munson, research chemist
of the Southern Chemical Cotton Co.,
Chattanooga, said that cotton is used
to make 40,000 tons of synthetic silken
goods annually. It is made from the
tuzz remaining of cotton seed after the
long fibers have been cut off. Prom
this fuzz also is made annually 30.000
tons of material for toiletware, celluloid
articles, film, auto lacquers and artificial
leather.
AVIATOR AT HOLLYWOOD 1
WITNESS AGAINST POLK
| Testifies Accused Flyer Directed
Purchase of Airplane for Use
of Rebels in Mexico.
By the Associated Press.
NASHVILLE. Tenn., April B.—Phil
lip M. Mohun, a Hollywood, Calif.,
aviator, in a deposition given here yes
terday testified that Capt. R. H. Polk, j
local aviator and a descendant of Presi
i dent James K. Polk, directed him to
purchase an airplane for use by the
I rebels in the short-lived Escobar revolu
tion in Mexico.
Mohun, Polk and six others are un
der indictment in Tucson, Ariz.. on
charges of violating President Hoover’s
Mexican neutrality proclamation. Mo
hun is the chief witness against Polk.
Louis Denette, Department of Justice
agent at El Paso. Tex., and Arthur E.
] Johnson, manager of the municipal
airport at El Paso, also give depositions
yesterday.
Everybody Wants an
Automobile—
Nearly Everybody
Should Have One.
It is easier to acquire
one now than ever before. i
Both private individuals
and dealers are offering
exceptional used car bar
gains each day in the Sale
Automobile classification of
The Star.
See today’s used car bargain !
pages C-9 and C-10.
i
SHANGHAI’S NIGHT
LIFE THREATENED
Cabarets Must Close at 2
A.M., Early Hour in “Paris
of the Far East.”
By the Associated Press.
SHANGHAI, April B.—The night life
of ihe “Paris of the Far East,” as the '
| various Shanghai Chambers of Com
merce call their city, is threatened by
i a new menace.
The city administration, which wiped
out the gambling casinos of the inter
national settlement last Summer by
sending the proprietors to prison, haa
decided to make matters as uncomfort
able as possible for the bars and caba
rets by closing them up at 2 o’clock in
the morning.
The regulation comes as a surprise
to cabaret managers and hundreds of
Russian. Chinese and Japanese dancing
girls, who make their living tripping
the light fantastic at so much “per
trip.” It is the consensus among the
night owls that both the cabarets and
the girls are doomed to “slim pickings”
unless the municipal council relents and
j rescinds the order.
The order also means that the in
ternational settlement will lose most
of its glamour for the tourist parties.
-Two o’clock may seem a late closing
hour, but not according to the Shang
hai calculations. Most people who go
out for an evening start their merry
making at about 1 o’clock.
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BATS TO GUARD FRUIT
Farmers Plan to Protect Pecans
From Insects.
SAN SABA. Tex., (/P). —A million
bats may be invited to San Saba to
kill off insects menacing the pecan
crop for miles around.
E. E. Risien, one of Texas’ leading
pecan growers, is sponsoring a campaign
to raise SI,OOO to set up a gigantic bat
roost in a graveyard. He believes a
flock of a million bats would completely
protect pecan crops from ravages of
insects within a radius of ten miles.
. A private bat roost accommodating
1.000 bats is maintained by Mr. Risien
at his home.
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