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(tT. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Fair today; tomorrow increasing cloud iness, probably followed by showers; not much change in temperature. Temperatures—Highest, 64 at 5 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 39 at 6 a.m. yesterday. Full report on page 12. No. 1,310—N0. NAVAL DELEGATES PREPARE TO FIGHT FOR TREATY 0. K. Resistance From “Big Navy” Advocates in Capital is Expected. MORROW COMPILES DATA FOR PRESIDENT Reports That Ambassador Will Lead Drive in Senate Are Con* sidered 111-Founded. BY THEODORE C. WALLEN. Br Radio to The Star. ABOARD S. S. LEVIATHAN. AT SEA. April 26.—After four days at sea the American delegation, having re lieved the strain of the closing days of the Naval Conference, has resumed its formal conferences today In preparing the ground for the ratification of the naval treaty by the United States Senate. Whether they have been advised from Washington, the delegates expect con siderable resistance from the big navy exponents in the Capital and, while confident of ratification, they are over looking no opportunity to stimulate popular support of the treaty. That is one of the reasons why they have accepted promptly the offer of a civic reception by Mayor James J. Walker upon arrival in New York on Tuesday, although the delegates would have preferred to proceed to Washing ton with as little delay as possible. Morrow Wanted in Senate. Here it is taken for granted that a strong movement is on toward the pres ence of Ambassador Dwight W. Mor row in the Senate in time to assist in the ratification of the treaty, thus hav ing three of the seven delegates on the lloor for the anticipated debate, buß reports that he will lead the fight for ratification arc considered ill-founded, especially since two members of the foreign relations committee, in the per sons of Senator Reed, Republican, and Senator Robinson, minority leader, have represented the United States at London. Ambassador Morrow himself Insists that I*2 must see President Hoover be fore deciding as to when he will take up his seat in the Senate, as he con templates a return to Mexico for a brief time. To expedite his decision, Mr. Mor row is planning to stop over at his residence at Englewood, N. J., only Tuesday night for a short talk with his political advisers and then go to Washington on Wednesday. Prepare* Data for Hoover. In the meanwhile, at thj request of Secretary Stlmson, Ambassador Mor row is preparing an exhaustive memo randum for President Hoover, which is to be supplemented subsequently by a personal one from Mr. Stlmson. As chairman of the jurists’ commit tee which drafted the treaty, Mr. Morrow took the leadership of the conference in its final 10 days. Although he faces a Republican sen atorial primary election in New Jersey in June, which will require him to state his attitude on prohibition and other issues, Mr. Morrow is determined to finish "this Job" before addressing himself publicly to the New Jersey political situation. Comdr. Harold C. Train, on duty With the naval general board, was assisting him tonight in preparing the memorandum, white Mr. Stimson held • long conference with Admiral William V. Pratt and later with Senator Robin son. The latter is counted on to line up the Democratic Senators, which in Itself would be sufficient to block the treaty. Secretary Stimson has exchanged radiograms with both President Hoover and Prime Minister Macdonald while at sea and Charles Francis Adams, Secretary of the Navy, and A. V. Alex ander, first loard of tho admiralty, ex changed felicitations by radio. Pratt to Return to Capital. Indications that naval advisers will be wanted on Capitol Hill forthwith have resulted in Secretary Adams order ing Admiral Pratt to return to Wash ington rather than to the fleet for the present. Secretary Adams and Admiral Pratt also are making progress with the (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) BOULDER-pOWER CONTRACTS SIGNED Xos Angeles, 11 Small Cities and California Edison Agree to Take 64 Per Cent. By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, April 26.—Fifty-year contracts with the Government for the purchase of Boulder Dam electric power were signed today by the City of Los Angeles, the directors of the Metropoli tan Water District and directors of the Southern California Edison Co. Signing of the contracts, which call for delivery to the three California groups of 64 per cent of the dams' total estimated power capacity of 650,000 horsepower, paved the way for imme diate action by the Government for construction of the mammoth project. J Northcutt Ely, assistant to the Secre tary of the Interior, will leave tomorrow , by airplane for Washington with the signed contracts. The Secretary is ex pected to take them before Congress im mediately and request an appropriation for construction of the dam. Under the terms of the contract the Government agrees to pay all costs of Installing the $21,000,000 power-gener ating machinery. The two lessees agree to pav a rental in 10 annual install ments that in 50 years will amortize the cost of equipment with 4 per cent in terest. Title to the dam and power plants will remain with the Govern ment. The City of Los Angeles is allocated 18 per cent of the 650,000 horsepower total to be generated. It will operate power units, however, generating up to 91 per cent of the power. The Metro politan water district, which is allo cated 36 per cent of the power, the 11 ■mail southern California cities that are members with Los Angeles in the Metropolitan water district are allo cated 6 per cent and Arizona and Ne vada, with allocations of 18 per cent apiece, will get their power through the City of Los Angeles. The Edison Co. contracts for 9 per cent of the power from the dam. Q1 A(Y7 Entered as second class matter post office. Washington. D. C. Club for Disgusted Millionaires Gets Charter in Illinois By the Associated Press. SPRINGFIELD. 111., April 26. Having a lot of money must have its drawbacks, if the name of a Chicago club chartered here to day means anything. “Disgusted Milloinaires’ Club,” was the name of the club provided for in the charter. The incor porators were State Senator James B. Leonardo, Daniel R. Altlco and John P. Campo, none of whom is reputed to be a millionaire. It was said that world-weary men of great wealth would be en rolled as members for the general Improvement of the social welfare of all concerned. ROOSEVELT HAILED AS ’32 CANDIDATE Wheeler, Urging New York Governor as Standard Bear er, Hits Hoover. By the Associated Press. NEW YOAK, April 26.—Gov. Frank lin D. Roosevelt was hailed tonight as the winning standard bearer of a mili tant progressive Democratic party in 1932 by Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana In an address at the an nual Jefferson day dinner of the Na tional Democratic Club. Senator Wheeler said the “over shadowing issue” before the American people was control of electric power. He added that the Democratic party of the Nation must follow the policy of the Democrats of New York, as led by former Gov. Alfred E. Smith and Gov. Roosevelt, and preserve the con trol of the people. Gov. Roosevelt spoke on Thomas Jefferson. Other speakers were Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross, former Governor of Wyoming, and Supreme Court Justice John L. Walsh, who was toastmaster. More than 2,000 Democrats, including several party leaders, attended. Power Control Held Vital. "Whoever controls the electric power of the Nation in the future will control the economic life of the Nation,” Sena tor Wheeler said. “Power is the one issue upon which the Republicans dare not compromise. It is their one love from which they dare not desert, and as I look over the field for a general to lead the people to victory under the banner of a re united, militant progressive party. I cannot help but fasten my attention upon your governor. The West Is look ing to Rosevelt to lead the fight; and with him I feel sure we can win.” Senator Wheeler criticized the old line Republicans in Congress and said the administration of President Hoover had failed to relieve unemployment. He also criticized the establishment of a Cttnmission to alter tariff rates fixed by Congress and said that a coalition of Democrats and Progressive Republi cans was trying to reclaim this power for the legislative branch of the Gov ernment. Pleads for States Rights. Gov. Roosevelt urged Democrats to preserve their adherence to the states rights doctrine of the founder of the party, as its chief distinguishing fea ture. Numerous national questions, he said, would find solution in application of the principles of Thomas Jefferson. “Thomas Jefferson, were he alive to day, would be a champion of social and economic justice," said the governor. “I am certain that Thomas Jefferson would regard with some misgivings some trends in American business life. I refer particularly to the concentration of economic power in a small number of groups, composed of a small number of individuals, and especially the con trol of public utilities by half a dozen | of such groups; the spread of the chain store system, and the control of capital Itself through huge bank con solidations.” Mrs. Roos criticized the administra tion’s record in the first quarter of this term. She contrasted the Republican “rule,” which, she said, expressed the political philosophy of Alexander Ham ilton, with the principles of the Demo cratic party, founded “entirely on the political principles of Jefferson.” Prominent Democrats among the diner* included former Gov. Smith, Senator Key Pittman of Nevada; for mer Gov. Harry F. Byrd of Virginia, and Senators Royal S. Copeland and Robert F. Wagner of New York. Voicing criticism of President Hoo ver, Senator; Wheeler said: “The country realizes that we are drifting from democracy and building up in Washington the- greatest bu reaucracy the world has ever seen. “It is autocratic, inefficient and in some instances corrupt. But Mr. Hoo ver seems bent on having Congress dele gate all the power conferred on it to commissions.” Charges Tampering With Liberties. Wheeler said Thomas Jefferson, founder of the Democratic party, "called attention to the iniquity of an executive’s dodging responsibility be hind this sort of barricade.” “History is full of instances," he con tinued, “which show chiefs of govern ment tampering with the liberties of the people through the indirect mech anism of a council or a commission who would hesitate to go so far in their own proper persons. “Obviously a commission appointed by the President, over which he has full power of appointment and direct charge, is going to register nothing but the President’s will.” ADMITS KILLING MOTHER i TEXARKANA, Tex.. April 26 UP).— George Lloyd Baker, 19, confessed to day, according to officers, that he shot and killed his mother, Mrs. G. W. Baker, 45, yesterday at her home near Avery, Tex. Officers said the woman was shot and ' killed during an argument over division 1 of property left by her estranged hus , band. The youth was being held at j Clarksville, Tex. TROUBLE SPILLS ON CHICAGOAN AS BUCKET OF PAINT TUMBLES Shaves His Head, Girl Objects, So He Slaps Her, Then Wife Learns Where He Is. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, April 26.—1 t was Just one thing after another in the case of Sam uel Eremo. First, there was the gTeen paint which tumbled down on his head, necessitating the shaving off of his wavy brown hair. Mary Ann Gulledge, 18, didn’t like the bald head, and she said so, whereupon 1 SumLui Pfetf. V W!TH DAILY EVENING EDITION RAID ON SALT DEPOT PLANNED BYGANDHI TO INCREASE DRIVE Nationalist Leader Appeals for Martyrs to Follow Him in Campaign. INDIA IS MORE QUIET; TROOPS ARE ON GUARD Mahatma Wishes Supporters Would Suffer From Violence of Government Agencies. By the Associated Press. BOMBAY, India, April 26—Mahatma Gandhi announced a stronger move in his campaign of civil disobedience to day, asserting he soon would lead a group to take possession of the gov ernment salt depot at Dharasana. Previous manifestations sponsored by the Nationalist leader have centered around the manufacture of salt Illegally. At the outset of his campaign, he ruled out a suggestion that salt depots be raided, fearing that government au thorities would fire on the invaders. Now Gandhi is prepared to offer his head for the cause, he told a crowd at Charvada, whence he had motored from Bulsar. He said he would take with him both men and women, but only those who wore homespun cloth, had given up liquor and boycotted foreign cloth. India Is More Quiet. During the address the Mahatma made a strong appeal for martyrs, say ing he would have been glad if Ramnik Nal—his first supporter— had been shot or suffered a broken head instead of having been arrested. He added that he and all his volunteers would pre sent their broken heads to the govern ment. He concluded by saying that break ing of the salt act alone would not bring independence, asserting that other acts would have to be violated to at tain the desired end. News from other parts of India showed the country more quiet than recently. Peshawar was orderly and it was said that the fierce border tribes living about the city apparently had not been stirred by disturbances in the town. But troops still were on the alert, machine guns were posted at all •strategic points and markets were closed. Gold Fields Are Storm Center. The gold fields of Oorgaum remained a storm center. Strikers burned sev eral buildings today and coolies em ployed in the mines began a general exodus to their own villages. Two platoons of Assam rifles havt arrived at Chittagong to aid the search for the insurgents who attacked the arsenal in that town last week. Unofficial reports said today that the insurgents had fled from the Hatha zari Mountains and that 23 guns, with some ammunition, had been seized by the troops. earlyMseen IN P.O. LEASE QUIZ .Blaine Expects Probe Into Charges of Fraud to Begin This Week. By the Associated Press. Senator Blaine, Republican, of Wis consin said yesterday he was ready to begin active investigation early this week of charges of fraud and corruption surrounding the more than 6,000 leases held by the Government. Blaine Is chairman of the special committee appointed by the Senate to make the inquiry. Listing cities and States in which he said he already has evidence showing irregularities, he said “every single post office lease will be in vestigated.” Special investigators will be selected when the committee meets tomorrow or Tuesday, Blaine added, and at the same time he will outline a “plan of attack” for the investigation. The Inquiry was ordered after It was charged In the Sen ate that widespread corruption and fraud had been practiced In completion of the leases. Blaine said there were 26 “profession al bidders” and that they had been especially active in large cities such as St. Paul, St. Louis and Boston. It Is expected that the investigating commit tee will go to cities in which informa tion indicates ground for special in quiry. “A great many leases In Ohio and Illinois and in Massacsusetts and Penn sylvania need investigation,” Blaine said. “As yet I have been unable to go through but a little of the evidence that has been given me.” TWO DIE IN FIRE Kentuckian, 81, and Daughter Are Trapped in House. PRINCETON, Ky„ April 26 (IP) t William W. Russell, 81, and his daugh , ter, Mary, 52, were burned to death in , their home near here today. The flames were discovered by a son i who aroused the household, but Mr. i Russell and his daughter became con - fused and went upstairs where they t were trapped. Another daughter and the son and Mrs. Russell escaped. Samuel slapped her and she had him arrested. That wasn’t so bad, but his arrest re vealed his whereabouts to his wife Evelyn, and she got a warrant for him. The whole situation distressed Judge Allegrettl, but he finally decided to let Eremo go on probation. WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1930-124 PAGES. * FEATURES OF THE FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL DINNER OF THE GRIDIRON CLUB. PARITY SATIRIZED BY GRIDIRON CLUB Administration Leaders Escape Newspaper Men’s Barbs at Dinner. “You are old. Mother England, with > weapons galore, And your fleet Is uncommonly fat. And your cruisers now aggregate 50 or more, Pray what Is the reason for that?" “Little Alice” Stimson made this in quiry of the White Knight—Ramsey Macdonald —in the Gridiron Club's ver sion of the London Naval Conference, at the club’s annual Spring dinner In the Willard Hotel last night. “White Knight” Macdonald replied: "In our youth, when the shillings and pence were more free, I kept all my ships very supple, But since you insist on the famous 5—3, I don’t mind if you build a couple." President Hoover and a distinguished list of guests followed the adventures of “Alice” Stimson in the wonderland of the London Conference, which the White Knight declared to be “a sort of diet. The object is to reduce.” “What size do you want to be?” con tinued White Knight Macdonald. “I am not particular as to size, but I should like to be a little larger; 230,000 tons is a wretched size to be. I want to be just the same size as you are.” The dinner last night marked the forty-fifth anniversary of the famous organization of newspapermen. In ad dition to the Naval Conference, the club dealt in song and jest and prophecy with the principal topics of the day, including prohibition, the tariff, unem ployment, the coming congressional campaign. The President was the tar get of some of the barbs and few of his associates in the administration were spared. Nor did the Democrats and the “sons of wild jackasses” from the West go unscathed. The President, as courtesy and custom required, was given the fullest oppor tunity to make reply and he accepted. But what he said must go unrecorded under a time-honored rule of the club (Continued on Page 3, Column 1.) TODAY’S STAR PART ONE—2B PAGES. General News —Local, National and Foreign. , . _ „ Schools and Colleges—Pages B-4 and B-5 District of Columbia Naval Reserve — Page B-10. PART TWO—IO PAGES. Editorial Section—Editorials and Edi torial Features. At Community Centers—Page 6. Spanish War Veterans—Page 6. Serial Story, “Jim the Conquerer”— Page 8. _ Army and Navy News—Page 8. D. A. R. Activities—Page 8. Y. W. C. A. Activities—Page 8. Gold Star Mothers—Page 10. PART THREE—I 2 PAGES. Society. Parent-Teacher Activities—Page 9. PART FOUR—I 4 PAGES. Amusement Section —Theater, Screen and Music. In the Motor World—Pages 5. 6 and 7. Aviation Activities—Pages 8 and 9. Fraternities —Page 10. News of the Clubs —Page 11. Organized Reserves —Page 11. Veterans of Great War —Page 12. Radio News—Page 13. District National Guard—Page 14. PART FIVE—4 PAGES. Sports Section. PART SIX—I 2 PAGES. Financial and Classified Advertising. PART SEVEN—24 PAGES. Magazine Section. Review of New Books—Page 18. Notes of Art and Artists—Page 19. Cross-word Puzzle—Page 22. GRAPHIC SECTION—I 2 PAGES. World Events in Pictures. . COLOR SECTION—B PAGES. . Moon Mullins; Mutt and Jeff; Reg'lar ! Fellers; Mr. and Mrs.; Little Orphan t Annie; Brutus; Somebody’s Btenog; High Lights of History. Gridiron President mV iHm CHARLES S. GROVES, Inaugurated president of the Gridiron Club at the dinner last night. SOUTHERN LEADERS DENY INTIMIDATION Parker Fight Reprisal Charges Are Held to Be Unfounded. By the Associated Press. Telegrams denying reports that col ored people were being intimidated in North Carolina because the National Association for Advancement of Colored People opposed the appointments of Judge John J. Parker to the Supreme Court were made public yesterday by Senator Overman, Democrat, North Carolina. The telegrams were from Gov. Max Gardner, Federal Judge John J. Hayes and James H. Ramsay, Salisbury post master. They were received as Senate Republican leaders were attempting to line up enough votes to insure confirma tion when the appointment is taken up in the Senate this week. Both opponents and supporters of Parker expressed the opinion that the vote would be close. Debate on the nomination will begin at 3 p.m. tomorrow, and is expected to consume most of the week. Administration Senators are known to be depending on a number of Demo cratic votes to secure confirmation. There were indications, however, that some of the Democrats expected by Re publican leaders to support Parker might vote against confirmation. The nomination is also opposed by organized labor on account of a deci sion rendered by Judge Parker uphold ing a contract which required enployes to promise not to join a labor union. The Senate Judiciary committee voted 10 to 6 against Parker. In a letter yesterday to Rignal W. Baldwin, a Marion, N. C., textile oper ator who lives at Baltimore, Senator Borah, Republican, Idaho, who Is op posed to Parker, said the controversy involved “a so-called contract which, in my Judgment, ought to have no place in a free government and can have no place in any defensible system of social Justice.” Borah quoted from a letter written him by Baldwin which said: “Labor has rights, and I recognize them. But labor, because of its enormous vote and organization, has thereby no In creased rights.” Borah wrote In reply, "I thoroughly agree. “Labor has no rights because of its votes, great or small, but it has rights regardless of its votes.” Fire Destroys Mourner’s Home. QUAKER VALLEY, Kans., April 26 (IP). —Joe Angel returned today from a visit to the grave of his wife, who burned to death last January, to find that fire had destroyed his home during his absence. 3 LAWYERS GET ATLANTA TERMS Trio Convicted of Conspiring to Bribe Jurors in Utah Lead Trial. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, April 26.—Three law yers convicted three weeks ago of charges growing out of the investiga tion into the “hung” jury in the Utah Lead mail fraud trial, were sentenced to the Federal penitentiary at Atlanta today by Federal Judge John C. Knox. Arthur N. Sager, former Circuit At torney of St. Louis and later an asisst ant United States attorney general, re ceived a two-year term for each of the three counts on which he was con victed, the first two sentences to run concurrently and the third to be sus pended during good behavior. Barred From U. S. Office. Judge Knox also disqualified him for ever for any position of honor or trust in the United States Government. Joseph Shalleck and Edward H. Rey nolds, who were convicted only of con spiracy—Sager was convicted also of bribing a juror—were sentenced to two years and eighteen months, respectively. The sentences were stayed for two weeks and ball of $2,500 each continued, pending appeals. . Judge Knox said imposing sentence was difficult because he had known all three men for several years. He added that he believed there was little dif ference between them and so was pass ing almost identical sentences. Case Ends in Mistrial. The Utah Lead case ended in a mis trial with one juror, John Cruz, hold ing out for acquittal. Questioning by United States Attorney Charles H. Tuttle brought a confession from Cruz that he had received $3lO to hold out for an acquittal. The juror implicated the defense lawyers and Murray Wechsler, a Federal Court bailiff. Wechsler confessed to acting as Inter mediary and both he and Cruz testified at the trial for the Government. Neither was indicted. SHEPARD RELEASED Army Officer Accused of Wife Mur der Out on Bond. DENVER, Colo., April 26 (IP).— Maj. Charles A. Shepard, 59, charged with the poison murder of his second wife at Fort Riley, Kans., last June, was re leased from jail today on $20,000 bond. Trial of the Army officer has been set tentatively for the December term of Federal District Court at Kansas City, Kans. Maj. Shepard said he intended to re port at Fitzsimmons General Hospital here to resume his medical duties. He had been in Jail since March 29. ENGLAND CHEERS FIRST GERMAN ZEPPELIN OVER LONDON SINCE WAR Graf Greeted by Thousands, but Foot Ball Fans, Their Team Behind, Resent Distraction From Game. By the Associated Press. CARDINGTON, England, April 26. The Graf Zeppelin, first of her type and nationality to cross English shores since German airships rained bombs upon London during the World War, called at this British airship center to day and was greeted by thousands of persons. After taking on her commander, Dr. Hugo Eckener and discharging passen gers. mails and luggage, the Graf rose swiftly and headed for London on the homeward Journey to Germany. Twelve years ago the appearance of a Zeppelin over England was a signal of terror. Sirens shrieked a warning, all illumination except searchlights was “From Pres» to Home Within the Hour* The Star Is delivered every evening and Sunday morning to Washington homes by The Star’s exclusive carrier service. Phone National 5000 to start Immediate delivery. OP) Means Associated Prate. five cents " IN WASHINGTON AND SUBURBS 115,000,ra LOAN BILL DISAPPROVED BY COMMISSIONERS Letter Tells Senator Capper Stand in Accordance With Hoover, Financial Plan. ACTION MAY DEFEAT AIRPORT MEASURE Doom of Municipal Center Under taking Follows Personal Visit of Budget Official. The District Commissioners yesterday disapproved the Capper bill, providing for a loan of $15,000,000 to the District from the Federal Government for use in buying land and constructing build ings at the new municipal center. A letter containing their action on the bill was sent to Senator Capper. The bill was submitted by the Commission ers to the Bureau of the Budget and the bureau reported that the proposed expenditure of Federal funds would not be in accordance with the financial pro gram of the President. Commissioner Reichelderfer had pre viously testified before the Senate Dis trict committee that while the Commis sioners were not opposed to the bill, they did oppose the clause providing for payment of 3'/ 2 per cent Interest on the loan, and that if the bill were to be passed this should be stricken out. Yesterday’s letter changes their stand to one of complete disapproval of the bill. Likely Blow to Airport. This action, taken in connection with the recent warning of the President that bills appropriating Federal funds must be held down, is regarded by some to be a deathblow not only to the Cap- Ser bill but probably also at the Bing am airport bill, which provides for a loan of $2,500,000 of Federal money to the District. The Cranston bill, provid ing a loan of $16,000,000, was approved by the Budget Bureau on February 12, 1929. These three bills, providing for loans from the national to the local govern ment for various projects, total $35,- 500,000. In addition there is a proposal on foot for a payment of $5,000,000 by the national to the municipal govern ment when the Federal Government takes over the present District Building as part of its development of the tri angle bounded by the Mall, Pennsyl vania avenue and Fifteenth street. The prospect of turning $38,500,000 over to the local government out of Federal funds within a relatively short time Is thought by some so radically in conflict with the statement of the President that Federal appropriations must be cut down that all or the bills are considered more or less endangered. The airport bill has never been sent to the Budget Bureau for report. The report on the Capper bill was (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) LINDBERGH GIVEN WELCH CUBA Colonel Reaches Havana on First Leg of Flight to Canal Zone; By the Associated Press. HAVANA, April 26.—Completing in two hours and three minutes the first leg of an inaugural air mail flight from Miami across the Caribbean Sea to the Canal Zone, Col. Charles A. Lindbergh landed at the Pan American Airways Field at 5:36 o'clock this afternoon. He took off from Miami at 3:33 pan. and will leave Havana tomorrow at day break for Cristobal, Canal Zone, via Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, where he will refuel. He plans to reach Cristo bal at 6 p.m. Accompanying Lindbergh were Basil Roe, co-pilot of the Sikorsky amphibian, and Bert Denickri, radio operator. The plane carried 41 pounds of mail for Havana and 211 pounds for Cristobal. Cheered by Cubans. Lindbergh was cheered by a crowd of several hundred Cubans and formally welcomed by Enrique Soler y Baro, state department attache. He announced that he would spend the night in the home of George Grant Mason, Cuban representative of the Pan American Airways. Col. Lindbergh smilingly saluted the Cubans who turned out to welcome him. He purposely delayed his landing for several minutes in order to permit air mail planes from the West Indies to clear the Havana Field. In addition to Enrique Soler y Baro, who bears the title of “introducer of ministers,” E. L. Reed, first secretary of the American embassy, and Maj. J. J. O’Hare, military attache of the American embassy, were In the welcom ing party. Col. Lindbergh chatted freely with newspaper men. He vigorously denied he had any Intention of attempting an (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) doused, Londoners ducked for their cellars, anti-aircraft batteries opened up and swift pursuit planes roared aloft to attack the great flshllke pur veyors of death. But today the Graf Zeppelin was hailed by thousands. At only one place was there dissat isfaction. That was at Wembley Sta dium, where a foot ball game was be ing played between Arsenal and Hud dersfield. As the Graf flew low and gracefully dipped her colors to the royal box con taining King George and the Duke of York, booing came from the Hudders field rooters, whose team was one goal down. TEN CENTS ELSLWHKR* PUZZLED POLICE FIND BAKER DEATH CLUES FRUITLESS Search for Slayer Turns to Home Town and Nearby Virginia. MISSION TO OAK GROVE DECLARED SUCCESSFUL Officer Fails to Disclose Purpose of Trip—Car Thief Theory Advanced. Search for the slayer of Mary Baker , carried Washington headquarters de tectives back into nearby Virginia yes terday, while an Arlington County of i fleer made another trip to Oak Grove, Va., the young woman’s home, for cer tain Information which he said he ob tained. * The officer, Hugh Jones, returned to > Arlington Court House last night, but declined to elaborate on the statement , that his mission had been successful. It i is known that he was selected for the . trip because of his knowledge of the ' Northern neck of Virginia. Mary Baker’s parents live at Oak Grove, , where her father. Dr. Thomas F. Baker, , is pastor of the Episcopalian Church. In Queen City, a colored settlement about a mile from the culvert where : Miss Baker’s body was found April 11, : the investigators questioned a number | of residents, hoping to pick up some clue to support the theory that the [ woman may have been killed by an au , tomobile thief. The trip was unpro ductive, but the detectives are going back again today, accompanied by Com monwealth Attorney William C. Gloth ; of Arlington County. Seek Clue to Recovered Articles, i Frank Smith and James Vollin, the > two colored men held in the Arlington . Jail for removing Miss Baker’s small . coin purse and scarf from the aban , doned murder car, live In Queen City, i These men have satisfied authorities . they know nothing about the crime, but [ there is a suspicion on the part of Lieut. , Edward J. Kelly, chief of the homicide squad of the Detective Bureau, that i some of their friends, perhaps, could ’ explain how the slain woman’s clothing ' happened to be placed in the manhole [ sewer on the Arlington experimental r farm of . the Department of Agriculture, ■ with Jewelry, a pair of silk stockings ; and a novel, known to have been stolen t from parked automobiles. A promise of immunity from prosecu ■ tion failed to bring any Information > from the thief. As a result the de » tectives decided to Intensify their l search, confident that the person who » hid the articles In the sewer is well ac i quainted with the topography of the t experimental farm. It Is considered \ likely by the investigators, too, that the thief can throw some light on the crime. \ After the investigation In Queen City, 5 the detectives and Department of Justice operatives, made another search > of the experimental farm for Miss Baker’s missing negiligee and the gun used by the murderer. This was an other useless hunt. Lieut. Kelly said he Is satisfied now that the murderer did not dispose of the weapon, but carried it with him, either to protect himself from capture if pursued while making his escape, or to prevent the authorities from obtain ing a clue from the gun. He cannot i understand, however, what happened to | the woman’s negiligee. It is definitely known that she always wore such garments. I Apparel Held Important Clue. Although Lieut. Kelly has abandoned all hope of ever finding the revolver, he believes that Miss Baker's negiligee must be somewhere in the vicinity of the spot where a ring containing the keys to her car and her home In Lyon Park together with a receipted doctor’s bill were found. Recovery of this missing garment, he said, probably 1 would settle the moot question as to the . exact spot where the assault took place. There is yet some doubt among in vestigators where the crime was actually committed. Lieut. Kelly pointed out that it would have been possible for Miss Baker’s slayer to have shot her in the machine while driving through the streets of Washington, and that there is no definite Information to show that she was killed in Virginia. Statements have been made by wit nesses that they heard shots In the vicinity of Rosslyn on the night of April 11, when Miss Baker was murdered, but Kelly said they may have been mistaken for the backfire of an automobile. The Investigators have observed that motor busses pulling a steep incline on the Wilson Boulevard in the vicinity of Rosslyn often backfire, and that the explosions, in the stillness of the night, can be heard for a mile or more. Aside from the investigation In Queen City and the renewed search for the missing gun and Miss Baker’s negligee on the Arlington experimental farm, Lieut. Kelly and the other detectives working on the case undertook to run down several new leads regarded as promising. The officials, however, failed to complete the check-up late last night and plan to resume the investigation today, although Kelly Indicated that he expected these leads to be of little value in solving the crime. Hill Hopeful of Solution. Commonwealth Attorney Gloth and Inspector William J. Shelby, chief of detectives, two of the principals in the Investigation of the murder case, took a brief respite yesterday and devoted but little time to the murder. Both physically show the effects of the ten sion of the last two weeks of activity which has kept them working day and night. Despite the failure of the officials to uncover any material clue to put them on the trail of the murderer after two weeks of Intensive investigation, all of them continue to be optimistic and pre dict the ultimate solution of the crime. News of the murder of Miss Baker not only spread throughout the United States, but into a number of European countries. One German paper, the Frankfurter Zeitung, in its issue of April 15, carried a story on the case. The article attributed the woman’s death to an entirely new motive, saying she was a victim of political revenge. The article which carried a New York date line, read: “The murder of Miss Mary Baker, an employe of the Navy Department, is supposed to be a political crime, ac cording to the newspapers. The secret service is alleged already to have proof that the Government clerk, whose body was found last Saturday in a ditch by a road near the National Cemetery of Arlington in the neighborhood of Wash ilngton, was a victim of an act of re venge whose motive was political. The papers assert that several prominent • persons are Indirectly Involved in the affair."