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iTJ. 8. Weather Bureau Forecaet.) Fair tonight and tomorrow; not much change in temperature- minimum tem perature tonight about 36 degrees. Temperatures—Highest, 53, at noon yesterday; lowest, 38, at 6 a.m. today. Full report on page 9. Late N. Y. Markets, Pages 13,14 &15 No. 31,405. WOMEN EVACUATED FROM NORTH INDIA AS TROOPS DEPART British View Situation as Serious After 50 Are Slain at Peshawar. EXPECT MILITARY LEAVE FROM COUNTRY TO STOP Liner at Rangoon Searched for Fugitives From Riots at Chittagong. By the Associated Press. SIMLA, India, April 25.—The British authorities are taking a serious view of recent events in India, especially the troubles at Peshawar, along the north ern border, and all women and children are being evacuated from that place. It was believed that military leave from India would likely be stopped. Dispatches from Peshawar said cas ualties in the serious rioting there Wednesday were estimated today as more than 50. Three British soldiers are among the dead. Peace has been restored now, however, and British v troops rushed up for the emergency gradually are being withdrawn. Meetings Dispersed. Since beginning of the rioting public gatherings and meetings of more than five persons in Peshawar have been for bidden. Police patrols have rigidly en forced these regulations. Nationalist volunteers are still active, and today still picketed some of the liquor shops. There have been no demonstrations at Charsadda beyond unimportant demonstrations after arrest of Abdul Gaffar Khan, leader of the Afghan Youth League. The situation there is said to be well under control. From Bombay came the report that a state of siege was understood there to exist in Peshawar. Establish Censorship. Reports were that the Indian gov ernment had clamped down a censor ship on news from Punjab and North west Frontier Province, in which Pesha war is located. An official statement here, the Sum mer capital, said some of the political agitators jailed at Peshawar, were taken to Charsadda to prison. A crowd col lected outside the jail, but the con stabulary dispersed them without blood shed. It was said troops had not been em ployed either at Kohat or at Charsadda. In another official circle reports were that troops had been moved into the . disturbed regions of Resalpur and Now shera, that there had been rioting in 1 Kohat and that the guard had been Increased in Kohat Pass, which leads through the mountains to Afghanistan. v Liner Searched. At Rangoon another dispatch said police today searched the liner Shak dara on its arrival from Chittagong and arrested 18 Bengal Indians. It was reported that the arrests were In connection with the recent riots in Chittagong, where a group of insur gents attacked a police armory Satur day and killed six of the defenders. The vessel sailed for Rangoon shortly after the disturbances. The men will be held until an investi gation is completed at Chittagong. GANDHI’S STRENGTH GROWS. Correspondent Says Situation Growing Worse Throughout India. LONDON, April 25 UP).— The Bombay correspondent of the London Daily News today said that the growth of strength of Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Nationalist leader, during the past fortnight has been almost phenomenal. The correspondent declared the sit- , uation was growing worse steadily throughout India. The Mahatma, he sai.d. was planning new aspects of civil disobedience in anticipation of the early arrival of the monsoons, which will flood Gujerat and make salt collections impossible. Dispatches to the Daily News from Allahabad said that shops in Peshawar are closed and that assembly of more than five people has bet n forbidden. ■■ —— ■—•— HUCHOW LOOTING AND KILLING GROW 3,000 Bandits Reported to Have Seized Szean, to Be Routed After Battle. By the Associated Press. SHANGHAI, April 25.—Advices from Huchow, Northern Chekiang Province, today stated lawless elements were con tinuing their burning and looting in that locality, and that many persons had been killed. Szean, 24 miles west of Huchow, was reported to have fallen into the hands of 3,000 bandits. It was reported that the merchants there agreed to pay SIOO,OOO Mexican to prevent looting and that the bandits agreed. Before the money was paid, however, provincial troops arrived. In the ensuing fight 300 bandits and 50 soldiers were killed. The bandits were routed, but they swore vengeance before departing. TOWNSHIPSPOPULATION DROPS 99 PCT. SINCE 1920 147 Inhabitants of 10 Years Ago Dwindle to 1, Who Is the Keeper of Property. By the Associated Press. AUGUSTA, Me., April 25.—The pop ulation of "Township 5, Range 12” in Piscataquis County has dropped 99.3 per cent in the past 10 years. The pres ent population is one. The 1920 Federal census showed the township to have a population of 147 persons. The enumerator this year In report ing the big decline said that 10 years ago there was a good-sized lumbering operation under way and the 147 per sons all were employed at the camp. Since then lumbering has been aban doned and the lone resident is the keeper. ■ ■ —■ • Programs on Page C-2 Entered as second class matter post office, Washington. D. C. Pedestrian to Get Lengthened Time At Three Circles Crosby Orders Traffic Sig nals to Conform to Standard System. Commissioner Herbert B. Crosby to day ordered that automatic traffic sig nals at Thomas, lowa and Dupont Circles be rearranged to increase the time given for pedestrians to cross. A conference in his office this morn ing was attended by Traffic Director William H. Harland, Maj. Henry G. Pratt, superintendent of police; In spector E. W. Brown and Lieut. B. A. Lamb of the Traffic Bureau. It was decided to standardize the system at all circles. There will be no green and amber or red and amber overlaps at any time. Pedestrians will cross the circle when the red light is showing to halt vehicular traffic. The amber light will be used only as a five-second warning that the lights are about to change. The exact timing has not yet been worked out, but pedestrians will be given about 30 or 35 seconds in which to make their crossings. The time for vehicular traffic will be cut down. Signs will be erected directing pedestrians to cross only on the red. Gen. Crosby at first desired to elim inate the amber light altogether, but he was told that it would be impos sible to do this with the equipment now being used. The present solution was worked out in an effort to meet the many criticisms leveled against the recent tangled traffic situation at these circles. mrsMshoots FRIENDJNQUARREL Social Jealousy Blamed as Ex-Wife of Actor Takes Own Life. By the Associated Press. LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., April 25. Jealousy over social position was blamed by the authorities here today for what was believed to be the murder of Mrs. Doris Murray Palmer, an artist, formerly of Chicago, and the suicide of Mrs. Guy Bates Post, erstwhile musical comedy star and divorced wife of the noted actor. The bodies of the two women, who were reputed to have been very close friends, were found In Mrs. Palmer’s bungalow here late yesterday. Mrs. Palmer, known as an artist and designer of scenery for the Laguna Beach Playhouse, had been shot In the back. Mrs. Post's body, with a bullet through the mouth and brain, was found lying on a revolver, in which two exploded shells were discovered. Mrs. Post, known on the stage as Adele Ritchie, was seen moving about the Palmer house an hour before the bodies were found. Mrs. Palmer was be lieved to have been slain early In the afternoon, with In 15 minutes of the time Mrs. Francis Berie, socially promi nent here, had delivered an Invitation to a luncheon that excluded Mrs. Post. Invitation Fanned Jealousy. Sheriff Sam Jernigan said he believed the’ invitation fanned the jealousy be tween the two women into a frenzy that caused Mrs. Post to shoot Mrs. Palmer and then turn the pistol on herself. Mrs. Post last year was director of the annual Boy Scout benefit play at the Playhouse here, which is sponsored by Harold McCormick, multimillionaire son of the late harvester magnate of Chicago, Cyrus H. McCormick. This year, Mrs. Palmer, because she designed the sets, was given the honor. The change in directorship, their friends said, caused them to quarrel. Mrs. Post was 56 years old. She mar ried the actor in 1916 after a brilliant career on the stage. Four months ago she obtained a divorce in Los Angeles. Mrs. Palmer, the former Doris Murray of Waukegan, 111., was 32 years old, and formerly was the wife of Dr. Clinton Foster Palmer of Chicago. Noted for Quick Temper. The quick temper of Mrs. Guy Bates Post on more than one occasion brought her into the news, when, as Adele Ritchie, she was one of the outstanding American actresses of the early twen tieth century. Once she created a scene in a New York restaurant. Upon entering she found Meyer Sire, to whom she said she was engaged, entertaining a party of friends. Angry words were ex changed and Mr. Sire received the con tents of a wine glass in his lap. While playing in Chicago with Carter de Haven, the actress quarreled with her leading man. Immediately after the final curtain one night she assailed De Haven with her fists. A few days later the actor faced a $50,000 libel suit brought by Miss Ritchie, who alleged that he had said "unprintable things about her in the melee.” It is recorded that on one occasion she was hailed into court, charged with using profane language and resisting a policeman who arrested her for a traf fic violation. m " Edwards Sentence Is Delayed. NEW YORK, April 25 (/P).—Sentenc ing of Olga Eide Edwards, found guilty by a jury of attempted extortion from Nathan L. Amster, the financier, she \ charges is the father of her son Lee, was postponed today until May 6. ! LITTLE CHANGE IN TEMPERATURE IS PROMISED SHIVERING CAPITAL Continued Fair Weather Is Forecast as Winds Still Come From North. The best the Weather Bureau could promise a shivering Washington today was “continued fair with little change in temperatures.” In view of the decidedly chilly 38 registered here at 6 a.m., this was no promise at all to impatient golfers, base ball fans, haberdashers and gar deners. One happy circumstance, however, was the absence of frost, which threat ened the District area last night. Weathermen believe th? minimum will not go below 36 degrees tonight. Fruit and truck growers are watching their crops with considerable appre Mht Mbmim Jlkf. V y J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1930-FORTY-EIGHT PAGES. *** BAKER CAR THIEVES PLEDGED IMMUNITY IF THEY WILL TALK Police Believe Connection of Jewelry With Clothes Might Prove Lead. VETERAN, IN HOSPITAL, QUESTIONED IN PROBE Clairvoyant Is Reported tp Have Told Girl She Was Doomed to Be Killed by Married Man. Thieves who stole the costume Jewelry, coral necklace and the novel, “The Golden Dancer,” found with the coat, hat and pocketbook of Miss Mary Baker in the manhole sewer on the Arlington Experimental Farm of the Department of Agriculture, will be given immunity from arrest and punishment if they ex plain how the articles got in the sewer, it was announced today by the authori ties Investigating the murder of the Navy Department clerk. The officials believe that a confes sion by the thieves definitely will clear up the mystery over the connection be tween the stolen articles and Miss Baker’s clothing, and perhaps give them a valuable lead on which to work in solving the crime. In the meantime, an investigation was started of a report that a World War veteran, now under mental observation at Gallinger Municipal Hospital, might be able to throw some light on the case. The name of the veteran, who is said to have been acquainted with the murdered woman, was turned over to headquar ters detectives by Policeman Edward W. Daniels of the fourth precinct. Fowler Goes to Question Him. Daniels reported that the information given him was to the effect that the veteran was a patient at Walter Reed Hospital. A check-up there, however, revealed that the man had been transferred to Gallinger. Inspector .Wil liam S. Shelby, chief of detectives, sent Detective Sergt. John Fowler to the hospital to question him. The report on the veteran was one of several new “tips” on which the in- j vestigators have had to work in the last 12 hours. The other was to the effect that a clairvoyant in Southeast Wash ington had given Miss Baker a reading several weeks before her death and warned her that she was to be killed by a married man. Lieut. Edward J. Kelly, chief of the homicide squad, and Commonwealth At torney William C. Gloth of Arlington County interviewed the soothsayer about 2 o’clock this morning, but she denied having known any person as Miss Baker or having warned any woman that she was to be murdered. Announcement of the Immunity to be granted the automobile thieves fol lowed a conference between Common wealth Attorney Gloth and Leo Rover, United States attorney for the District. Rover promised his co-operation in aid ing the police and Arlington County officials to solve the crime. Two Deny Knowledge. The investigators are confident that the jewelry and the novel, which, it has been definitely established, were pilfered from parked automobiles, were placed in the manhole sewer by the same thieves or their friends, who ransacked Miss Baker’s abandoned car and went away with her hat, coat and pocketbook. Frank Smith and James Vollin, the col ored men held in the Arlington County Jail, who confessed taking a scarf, a small coin purse and a cushion from the murder car, have steadfastly denied any knowledge of the coat, hat and pocketbook. Smith and Vollin told detectives It was later than 8:30 o’clock on the morning of April 12 when they looked into Miss Baker’s car after it had been abandoned by the murderer on the lonely cemetery road. The investigators are now inclined to believe that some one else may have ransacked the car before them, overlooking the small coin purse and scarf and that these persons can clear up the mysterious clothes angle of the case if they come forward and confess under the promise of im munity. Until this angle is solved, how ever, the authorities feel they probably will be forced to grope around for new clues to put them on the trail of the slayer. Others to Be Questioned. Although Lieut. Kelly and Gloth were unable to get any information from the clairvoyant interviewed at 2 o’clock this morning. It developed later that there (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) STATE POLICEURGED FOR DUTY AT PRISON West Virginia Legislator Would Prepare in Advance Against Outbreak. By the Associated Press. MOUNDSVILLE, W. Va„ April 25. Dr. C. E. Hutchinson, member of the State Legislature, said today he would recommend to Gov. William G. Conley that a detail of State police be kept in the State Penitentiary here. He said the guard at the prison was entirely inadequate in case of any serious out break. Dr. Hutchinson said he believed it i advisable to have the headquarters of i the troopers moved from Wheeling to ! the prison, where they would be housed. hension, for while the cold has done no considerable damage so far, a continua tion of it may work serious losses. Base ball schedules, disrupted for two days past, were to be resumed today in most Eastern cities, the local feature being a Washington-Philadelphia en gagement at Griffith Stadium this after noon. So far the cold has broken no exist ing records, although meteorologists de scribe it as “very unusual.” On April 25 three years ago, they recall, the mercury dipped to 33 degre;s. Prevailing northwest to north breezes are expected to continue tomorrow. The low mark yesterday was 34 de grees at 5 slju. News Note: Secretary of Agriculture told farmers in a Chicago speech what was ailing them. RANGE DOOR OPEN. OHIO GUARD SAYS Prison Is Normal, as Convicts Are Quiet After Day of Defiance. By the Associated Press. COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 25—Hubert L. Richeson, day guard at Ohio Peni tentiary, denied testimony of other guards in the investigation of the dis astrous prison fire when he declared to day that the door to the ranges in which 318 prisoners suffocated was open all during the fire. Richeson contradicted the testimony of his fellow officer, Thomas Watkinson, which placed upon Night Capt. John Hall responsibility for the delay in get ting to the ranges to unlock the cell doors. While the governor’s investigating board was in session the death of two convicts In the prison hospital brought the fire toll to 320. In contrast to yesterday, when excite ment and threats of serious disorder ran high, everything within the peni tentiary was quiet today. Lays “Death” Order to Hall. Guard Watkinson told the investiga tors this morning that Capt. Hall had given him specific instructions not to open the cage door leading to tlve upper ranges in the ill-fated cell blocks G and H. He said if guards had gone through when the fire was discovered, all the men could have been released safely from their cells. Watkinson’s version hardly could have been possible, for the door to the ranges always was kept open until 6 o’clock, when the night guards come on duty, Richeson said. The fire was dis covered between 5:30 and 5:40, A former Ohio Penitentiary convict, in a letter to prison officials today, said that a small group of prisoners within the walls had been smuggling in gaso line for some time. The fire marshal Is Investigating. The name of the writer was not given. Twenty-five guards, in addition to the 25 added to the force yesterday, were employed at the prison today. Discipline Is Restored. Apparently accepting restoration of discipline, convicts went to breakfast in an orderly manner today. Cat calls and hooting were absent and for the first time in four days the (Continued on Page 2, Column L) UKRAINIAN TERROR PLOTTERS EXPOSED Lvov, Poland, Police Find Bombs Being Prepared for Attempts Against Polish Authorities. By the Associated Press. LVOV, Poland. April 25.—The police here today uncovered an alleged Ukrain ian terrorist organization which was preparing bombs for attempts against Polish authorities and the Soviet con sulate building here. The attempts were to be in retaliation for trial of Russians in Kharkoff recently on charges of counter-revolutionarism. Twelve members of the organization were arrested. The Shenandoah Apple i Blossom Festival in Pictures S 1 An Exclusive Full-Page .Feature of | 'if The Star’s Rotogravure Section Next Sunday These photographs, superbly reproduced, include the crown- j| ing of "Queen Shenandoah,” Miss Suzanne Pollard, daughter ii of Virginia’s Governor, at Winchester Thursday afternoon. jj fi ORDER YOUR COPY OF NEXT SUNDAY’S STAR , j FROM YOUR NEWSDEALER TODAY. !I. > 1 •C . \ Home-Talent Actress Goes on With Play After Mother Dies By the Associated Press. DES PLAINES, 111., April 25. Even home-talent actors can feel the urge of the stage’s tradition, “The show must go on.” Mrs. Thomas Dunn died sud denly last night in her theater seat as she waited to watch her two daughters in an amateur production. One daughter, Loretta, 18 years old, fainted when told of her mother’s death and was unable to continue. However, her sister Frances, one year younger, went through with her part in the play when it was found the per formance might have to be abandoned unless she appeared. 16 VANISH. 10 SAVED FROM BURNING SHIP - * , Long Island Sound Freighter Thames Reefed Off Tods Point, Conn., After Fire. By the Associated Press. STAMFORD, Conn., April 25.—Six teen members of the crew of the Long Island Sound freighter Thames, plying from New York to Bridegport, burned last night off here, were missing late this forenoon. Ten were saved. Nine of the ten were taken to Provi dence by the steamer Lexington and one picked up by an oyster boat rejoined his family in Bridgeport. The hulk of the craft, blackened by fire, was on a reef 700 yards off Tods Point, on the Sound Beach shore. Although the water’s edge for miles was searched this morning and a Coast Guard patrol boat cruised about the sound, no trace of the missing men was found. The fire swept the vessel, from which also there were several small explosions during the night, and there seemed little possibility of salvage of cargo or equip ment. WALES LANDS PLANE NEAR COUNTRY HOME Prince, Home From African Hunt ing Trip, Is Greeted by Koyal Family. By the Associated Press. WINDSOR, England, April 25.—The Prince of Wales, home from his African \ hunting trip, landed on Smith's Lawn, In the Windsor Great Park, today, mak ing a perfect landing. The plane came down close to the prince’s new country residence, Fort Bel vedere, at Sunnindale. From the front door a private road is being built to the private royal airdrome at Smith’s Lawn. Port Belvedere has been in the hands of builders and decorators for some time in preparation for the prince’s return from Africa. The Duke of York and Prince George were awaiting to greet their elder broth er. They drove to the prince's country house, where King George and Queen Mary welcomed him home. JAPANESE TREATY FOES CRY ‘TRAITOR’ Minister Shidehara’s Naval Speech in House Greeted With Much Excitement. By the Associated Press. TOKIO, April 25.—Cries of “traitor” from opposition members interrupted Foreign Minister Baron Shidehara's ex position on the London naval treaty In the House of Representatives this after noon. The foreign minister’s speech was the same as that delivered in the House of Peers this morning, and was greeted with much excitement, the Minseito (majority) section cheering and the Sciyukai (chief opposition) raising a chorus of hostile shouts. Ki Inukai, veteran president of the Selyukal party, fired the opening gun. “Our delegates,” he said, “failed to obtain what they previously declared were the minimum needs of the state for defense. How, then, can the premier assert that the empire Is not endangered by this treaty?” Premier Hamaguchl replied stiffly that the cabinet was ready to assume re sponsibility for the safety of the empire and that he was confident the state de fenses under the new pact would be en tirely adequate. Speech Made Public. An English translation .of the min ister’s speech, which is counted upon to win popular support for the treaty in the Diet, was made public here by the Japanese embassy. “The value of the treaty,” said Baron Shldehara, “lies not only in such ma terial advantages as lessening of na tional burdens, but more especially in the moral influence it is bound to ex ercise upon international relations.” He added that there is no reason for ap- Srehenslon that the treaty would bind apan “hand and foot for all time to come.” Baron Shldehara outlined the terms of the treaty concerning battleships and continued: "Regarding auxiliary craft, the total amount of tonnage to be pos sessed by Japan will be less by approxi mately 50,000 tons than her existing strength. And yet the strength which we shall actually retain at date of the conference in 1935 does not materially differ from that which we originally proposed alike in the 8-inch-gun cruiser class and in total tonnage of auxiliary craft. “It Is true that the tonnage of sub marles has been reduced considerably below the figure we proposed for our selves, but our strength in this category will maintain strict parity with that of the British commonwealth and the United States, both of which have abandoned their original demand for total abolition of submarines. “These arrangements have now made (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) BANK CHIEF IS INDICTED Kentucky Commissioner Faces 2 Counts in Failures. FRANKFORT, Ky., April 25 OP).— O. S. Denny, State banking commission er, today was indicted by the Franklin County grand jury on two counts of "failure to take charge of a bank promptly and effectively after having knowledge of the bank’s insolvency or unsafe condition.” The indictment resulted from his handling of the affairs of the Hargis State Bank at Jackson, Ky., and the Bank of Grayson, at Grayson, Ky., which failed recently. FIRST LADY TO USE WHEEL CHAIR UNTIL INJURED BACK GETS WELL Mrs. Hoover Has Been Unable to Walk Without Pain Since Hurt in Fall. So as to move about the White House with ease, Mrs. Hoover will use a wheel chair until she has fully recovered from the effects of a wrenched back caused by a fall nearly two weeks ago. Although Mrs. Hoover’s condition Is not regarded at all alarming, she has been unable to walk without consider able pain. Mrs. Hoover’s physicians say it is doubtful If she will be sufficiently recovered to walk with ease and resume her normal activities for several weeks. It was in view of this that it was thought advisable to have her to resort to a wheel chair. It was learned today that the X-ray gave no evidence of injury to her spine, ““f The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press news service. Yesterday’s Circulation, 118,678 VP) Means Associated Press. NAMES FROM FILES I OF WETS NOT TO GO IN LOBBY RECORDS Documents Mention Individ- i uals in House in Connection With Drinking. CURRAN DECLARES FUNDS OF BREWERS REJECTED / Correspondence of Anti-Dry Asso ciation Occupies Senate Committee. By the Associated Press. Definite announcement that confi dential reports of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment mentioning some members of the House of Representatives in connection with drinking would not be placed in the record of the Senate lobby committee was made today by Senator Walsh, Democrat, Montana. The Montana Senator, while declin ing to discuss any mention of drinking in the reports, said they did contain "strictures upon certain people,” and that they had only the most remote, if any, connection with lobbying. The records were given the associa tion by Carter Field, who was employed by it to report on political conditions. They were offered for the record yes terday by Senator Robinson, Republi can, Indiana, but Senator Blaine, Re publican, Wisconsin, objected to their introduction. Insisted on Quorum. Blaine contended that they ought to be passed upon by a quorum of the committee, which was not present at the time. . , Walsh said today the committee had decided not to go into the reports at all. The committee today questioned Henry H. Curran, president of the Anti-Prohibition Association, for the seventh day concerning its activities in behalf of repeal of the dry laws. Examination of Curran was com pleted and the committee adjourned until Tuesday, when William H. Stay ton, chairman of the board, probably will be the witness. Curran continued to answer questions concerning the organization’s corre spondence. ! Decision of the association to refrain : from accepting contributions by brewers I and distillers was detailed by him. i Withholds Pressure. > One of the letters introduced showed . that in October, 1928, R. R. Kennedy, now of Cleveland, had suggested that the wet organization not press William ( C. Martin of Monroeville, Ohio, for a public statement of his prohibition > views. I Curran replied that Martin, a candl i date for Congress at the time, would ' not be pressed. Martin was not elected. The memoranda question arose yes terday when Senator Blaine read a re port from the association’s records which said: “(A candidate for the House) Is a worse pussy footer than (another candi date for the House). "He drinks beer in speakeasies and points to his glass when asked where . he stands, but will not say anything.” ! Blaine omitted the names. Senator Robinson attempted to place reports from several States in the rec ord as found in the association’s files , but Blaine protested. Letter Just Sample. He said the letter he had read “was 1 just a sample.” Blaine said the reports referred to “a great many members of the House," | and that he did not want them placed in the record without being passed on by a quorum of the committee. The committee questioned Curran | concerning the expense accounts of Wal ter O. Hooke, while working against prohibition at the Illinois and New York Legislatures last year. Hooke is assistant to Curran and is the association’s "political agent.” One of the items, as read by Robln ; son, showed Representative Igoe of 1111- . nois had been entertained. Hooke’s travelling expenses for one (Continued on Page 2, Column 5.) TWO FORD POLICEMEN STABBED IN DISORDER Dearborn Man Held Following Dis turbance Among Several Thou sand Job Hunters. By the Associated Press. DETROIT, April 25.—Two officers of the Ford Motor Co.’s private police force were stabbed early today when a disturbance broke out among several thousand men lined up at the River Rouge plant in quest of Jobs. The wounded men are George H. Bowers, stabbed twice in the left side, and John Tinner, stabbed twice in the back. George Wilson is held by Dear i bom police in connection with the . stabbing. The stabbing resulted from the efforts of the Ford policemen to restore order among the job hunters. One back muscle also had been severely pulled The wheel chair was delivered at the White House yesterday, making It pos sible for Mrs. Hoover to appear at the dinner table last light for the first time since her accident. With the assistance of the chair she will now be able to visit the various floors of the White House. Her visits from one floor to the other will be made by placing her chair upon the elevator which was installed in the White House for President Wilson dur ing his illness. During the time that Mrs. Hoover has been confined to her room she has re ceived callers almost daily. Several groups of Girl Scouts and members of other girl organizations were among her visitors. I ia TWO CENTS. SMITH COMPANY BOOKS AND ASSETS SEIZED BY TROOPS Action on Request of Receiv ers Taken After Injunction Against Bond Sales. MAY END BUSINESS UNTIL CASE IS CLEARED Views Given Here Where Indict ments on Mail Fraud Charge Pre ceded Removal to New York. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, April 25 —All the books, records and assets of F. H. Smith & Co. have been placed in the hands of the company’s receivers following a visit to the office yesterday by officials and State troopers attached to the State Bureau of Securities. A permanent Injunction against the company, restraining it and its officers and employes from further sales of the $1,550,000 Issue of 6% per cent first and refunding bonds secured by the Fairfax Apartment Hotel of Buffalo, was granted April 7 by Supreme Court Justice Samuel J. Harris of Brie County, and subsequently George D. Crofts, Stanley A. Falk and Charles Hickey ol Buffalo were named receivers. Crofts and Falk appeared at the Bureau of Securities with the request that they be assisted in taking over the books and assets. They were accom panied to the company’s offices by Dep uty Attorney General William Milhol land, Richard Cornell, accountant and Sergt. Rotchford of the State police. Seven officers and directors of F. H Smith & Co. were Indicted by & Federal grand Jury In the District of Columbia last December for using the mails to defraud. Some of these men resigned from the company, after which it moved its main office from Washington to New York. BANK DEPOSITS SMALL. Deputy Attorney General Asserts Show ing Thus Far Made. ..£ ep , aty Attorney General William Milholland of New York State told The Star over the long-distance phone this afternoon that only a few thousand dollars were found in bank deposits in the Smith Co.’s name when the books company were taken over in New York City yesterday. It was pointed out here today that the seizure of the books and assets of the Smith Co. would put it out of business, at least until the present receivership proceeding had been disposed of. The Smith Co. offices were removed rrom Washington several months ago following institution of criminal and civil proceedings against the company and some of its officials. Indictments charging use of the malls to defraud were returned by the De xTern£?r Stand jury against Frederick N. Zihlman, chairman of the House District committee; Daniel R. Crls s‘n * er ;.°L ßryan p,tts - Samuel J. Henry, John H. Edwards, jr.; C. Elbert Anadale and Henry C. Maddux. All of these men were at that time associated with the Smith Co., except Maddux, who was connected with the hKunilton Hotel Corporation. Early this month Pitts was indicted again for the alleged embezzlement of more than a million dollars of the Smith company’s funds. A week later another indictment was returned, charg- Edw a r «ls and Anadale with additional acts of embezzlement and a conspiracy to destroy certain books and records of the company. Pitts is also under indictment for per jury In connection with testimony given ~ y the referee in bankruptcy. All of the men are at liberty under bond. Pitts was arrested last week on a bench warrant ordering him to appear in court next Monday to show why he should not be adjudged In crim mal contempt of court for an alleged failure to answer a subpoena served on him as a witness in the Boyle-Robert son Construction Co. bankruptcy case. CHANDLER AT HEAD OF NEWSPAPER BODY Los Angeles Times Man Elected President of Publishers’ As sociation—Other Officers Chosen. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, April 25. Harry Chandler of the Los Angeles Times was elected president of the American Newspaper Publishers Association at the closing session of the organization’s three-day meeting today. Howard Davis of the New York Herald-Tribune was elected vice presi dent. George N. Rogers of the Cleveland Plain Dealer was re-elected secretary. Walter Dear of the Jersey City (N. J.) Journal was elected treasurer. Chand ler, who has been vice president of the association, succeeds Edward H. Butler of the Buffalo (N. Y.) Evening News. The latter remains as a director. New directors named were Charles M. Webb, Asheville (N. C.) Citizen; E. H. Harris, Richmond (Ind.) Pala dium; S. R. Winch, Portland Oregon Journal; John S. Parks. Fort Smith (Ark.) Times-Record, and W. E. Mac farlane, Chicago Tribune. Other old board members remaining are J. D. Barnum, Syracuse (N. Y.) Post-Standard; Hilton U. Brown, In dianapolis News; F. J. Burd, Vancouver Dally Province, and Charles H. Taylor. Boston Globe. COTTON SANCTIONS PLAN TO WELCOME DELEGATES Public Reception in New York Would Be Fitting, Acting State Secretary Says. By the Associated Press. Acting Secretary Cotton said today he approved the suggestion of a public reception for the American naval dele gates when they reach New York City on the Leviathan. Cotton added that New York had ex pressed the desire to accord Secretary Stimson and his assistants such a re ception and he personally believed it would be fitting.