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Montgomery Officials Want
Start on Construction to
- Show County Voters.
ir> Stall Correspondent of The Star.
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 26.— Public
improvements in Montgomery County,
long contemplated, and which have j
been held in abeyance for months, are j
beifig spurred closer to reality by the!
demands of political necessity developed
by the approaching campaigns which
Will culminate in the primaries in Sep
tember and the subsequent elections in
November. It is known that the ad
ministration forces in the county are
desirous of going into the coming pri
maries with a record of visible accom
plishment, and the delays in the realiza
tion of some of the public works plans
Is said to be causing no little concern.
Two projects which are being pushed
forward at this time are the construc
tion of the proposed new county gov
ernment building here and the pro
vision of public parks in the metropoli
tan district, along the Sligo Branch
and Rock Creek.
Park Projects Lag.
* While the county building project is
moving along to realization, develop
ment of the park system, including the
construction of roads to make the areas
available for recreation grounds, has not
been characterized by the requisite
speed which the administration officials
have hoped for it. The Maryland-Na
tional Capital Park and Planning Com
mission has had before It for months
the plans and recommendations for the
opening of Rock Creek and Sligo Parks,
but no actual construction work has
yet been done. It was the plan and
hope to have the roads under way early
this Spring. - ,
Although the commission some weeks
ago appointed agents to negotiate. with
the property owners who have land
within the proposed border lines of the
proposed parks for the acquisition of
the necessary plats, it was said that
they have not met with the success
which was hoped for. While it was
desired .that a large part of the land
be dedicated, the commission has found
that considerable of tne property is in
estates with minor heirs which pre
cludes the dedication, while other
plats have mortgages on them which
require lengthy negotiations because of
the fact that a gift of the land would
reduce the security. In other cases the
commission has found It necessary to
reduce the size of the proposed park
because the owners were not disposed
to dedicate all of the land which the
commission wanted.
Only One Refusal.
However, only in one instance has
the commission been met with a flat
refusal to sell the land to it which it
needed, and the owner is quoted as
having refused because he did not ap
prove of the plan of the proposed park
near his holdings. To meet this case
the commission has been asked to au
thorize the institution of condemnation
proceedings, as well as to authorize
the same procedure in another case
where minor heirs are involved.
J. Bond Smith, general counsel of the
planning commission, has been directed
to prepare the proceedings for these
two condemnations, and is expected to
submit them at the meeting of the
commission to be held later. In the
meantime, estimates are being prepared
for the construction of the roads in
Bligo and Rock Creek V&Ueys, and if
there is no further delay it is estimated
that the roadways will be finished by*
the middle of the Bummer, a month
or two before the primary, the cam
paign prelude to which is developing
into one of the hottest in the history
of the county because of the rapidly
widening breach between the organiza
tion Democrats and the so-called antis.
It was said, however, that sufficient
property has been acquired in the
Sligo Valley to begin the construction
of a road, or rather the improvement
of an existing one from Maple avenue
in Takoma Park northward to Blair
road. This is declared by engineers
to furnish the most difficult part of the
«uire Toad construction, which even
tually will extend to the Colesvilie High
way. This section will be about one
third of the total. The existing road
way is 40 feet wide, and plans now
formulated call for the widening of the
present right of way to 60 feet.
In Rock Creek Valley.
In the Rock Creek Valley it to
planned, as soon as the planning com
mission authorizes the necessary con
demnations and the appropriation of
funds for the construction, to build a
road from the District of Columbia line
to Connecticut avenue, about midway
between Kensington and Chevy Chase
Lake. However, it was Indicated that
the construction of this road for the
entire distance proposed to dependent
upon the success of the amendment to
the District appropriation bill, placed
In the measure in the United States
Senate, providing a fund of $38,000
for the construction of a highway from
the end of the present Rock Creek Park
road m the District to the Maryland-
District of Columbia line, where it
would connect up with the proposed
Maryland project.
In the event of the failure of Con
gress to authorize the District project,
it was pointed out that it would be
no advantage to build the Maryland
park road to a dead end at the District
line. In such case the proposed road
would end at the East-West Highway.
The 'length of the proposed road
f*om Connecticut avenue to the District
line is 3Vi miles, one-third of which
is an existing county highway which
will be used as a part of the park
The commission now has the money
available with which to begin the con
struction and it needs but the authority
of the body in appropriating the money.
It was indicated that it is not the plan
to build concrete roads at this time,
but to lay a surface of crushed rock,
vfiich. In the opinion of the engineers,
would be sufficient for the traffic which
would use the highways during the next
year or two.
Students Ranging From 6 to 18
Years Delight Audience With
Musical Renditions.
, The last of a series of three concerts
was presented last night in the audi
torium of the Interior Department by
the Junior department of the District of
Slumbla Federation of Music Clubs
der direction of Mary Ware Goldman.
•The purpose of these concerts was to
•how federation objectives in general
said to promote musical co-operation
Btudents ranging in age from 6 to 18
playing compositions worthy of seniors,
performed brilliantly.
lOf a group of the "Peer Qynt Suite,"
played by Leila Belle Foster, assisted at
the second piano by Marie Howe Spurr,-
lOstipctor, "In the Halls of the Moun
tain King” was the best presented.
* Five-year-old Home Stephens McAl
lifcter delighted the audience with her
as did Leah Effenbach. 14
With a selection of Chopin’s "Bolero.”
A 'sroup of tots, billed as the Sing-
Song Glee Club, juveniles from Friend
ship House, sang three Stephen Foster
compositions "Nellie Bly,” “Old Dog
Tray*-’ and "My Old Kentucky Home,”
•gnder the leadership of Esther Llnkins
Plans are being made to continue
tne&e concerts next Winter.
The shaded portions of these two maps show portions of the National
Capital authorized by law to be added to the Federal domain in the great pro
gram of expansion and building now under way. The above large map shows
areas in Southwest Washington, while the small map shows an area north of
the Mall and west of Seventeenth street, in which several small squares are to be
taken over. While the exact use to which all these areas are to be put has not
been officially announced, It to known they are for future expansion of Govern
ment activities in the neighborhoods, and possible new developments.
I Prison Section Was Fire Trap
; Due to Legislative Neglect,
Probers Told.
| B r the Associated Pres*.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26.—Accused
of brutality by some of the prisoners
under his care and threatened with sus
pension because of the holocaust that
took the lives of 320 men, Warden Pres
ton E. Thomas of Ohio Penitentiary re
appeared today before the governor’s In
vestigation committee and blamed Ohio’s
| Legislature for his plight
The convicts who lost their lives when
fire and smoke swept through the O
and H cell blocks last Monday night
were quartered in one of the fire traps
which the State’s lawmaking bodies for
12 years have refused to remove, he de
Ohio prisons are flooded with convicts
far beyond their capacity because the
State has refused to build new ones, and
the minimum sentence laws which the
General Assembly enacted in 1921 over
his objection are keeping them full, he
Nothing Left Undone.
With an expression of “heartfelt sym
pathy” for relatives and friends of those
lost In the fire, Thomas told the In
vestigators that he had done everything
humanly possible to prevent such a
To him it was a double tragedy, he
said, for It caused more suffering outside
the prison walls that It did within.
A few days ago many of the 4,000
prisoners still in the penitentiary were
clamoring for the warden’s scalp. In a
state of open revolt, they broke the
locks on their cells in the idle house,
took possession of the cages and de
manded the warden’s removal before
they would be quieted.
Fire survivors went before the Investi
gation committee and told Its members
that the convicts despised Thmoas.
They accused him of brutality. They
boldly declared that they had organized
a resistance” campaign against
him. They declared they would refuse
to work or obey the orders of their
Thomas remained silent through most
of it, while prison officials and others
under his direction calmed the unruly
mob. The prisoners are still in a state
of “passive resistance,” but they have
ceased creating disturbances.
Asks to Give Whole Story.
When the investigating committee
closed its inquiry yesterday, Thomas re
quested that’he be permitted to tell his
whole story and the Investigation was
reopened for him today.
He offered several witnesses to refute
the charges that he had countenanced
brutality and then launched into a full
account of his administration as
warden. His son, Don Thomas, a Day
ton attorney, sat with the investigators
to ask him questions.
“In 1913 Gov. Cox told me to make
the Ohio Penitentiary the best prison
in this country.” he said.
“I replied to the governor that It was
impossible with the material and equip
ment that existed.
"Plans were made under Cox to build
the London prison farm, but the Legis
lature shelved them because it thought
the work could not be done with con
vict labor. To prove that the Legisla
ture was wrong, the farm was completed
by the work of convicts.
‘Tor 12 years I importuned the Leg
islatures to provide relief as the prison
population grew, but it has only been
recently that they listened to me.
“I have always protested the building
of anything but flrepoof structures.
When the State constructed the Junc
tion City Prison Bright Plant, I argued
and pleaded for fireproof buildings.
American Postage Will Be Accept
ed on Bound-Trip Slight.
By the Associated Press.
Assistant Postmaster General Glover
announced yesterday that the German
postal administration will handle mail
carrying United States postage on the
round trip of the Graf Zeppelin from
Friedrichshafen via South America. A
special German cachet will be placed on
all letters to be carried on this long
This arrangement, Glover said, will
be of great interest to philatelists and
others who are sending letters and post
cards to be carried on the Pan-Ameri
can trip of the Graf Zeppelin.
Dealers Pay Large Sum, Due to Excellent Preservation of
1848 Issue.
A 10-cent James M. Buchanan stamp
of 1848, one of the rarest of American
1 stamps, found accidentally on an old
! family letter about 10 days ago by Miss
Natalie Sumner Lincoln of Washing
ton, editor of the D. A. R. magazine,
was sold yesterday for $19,000, a record
price for this kind of stamp.
C. J. Gockeler, vice president of the
District National Bank, himself a con
. noisseur of stamps, arranged the sale
for Miss Lincoln to the Naussau Co.,
stamp dealers, of New York City.
The high price paid for the stamp
' was due, It was said, to Its wonderful
preservation, the cancellation mark hav
ing practically escaped it, being along
side it on the envelope. Only eight of
these rare Buchanan stamps, a pro
' visional issue by a few postmasters, are
; known to be in existence. Until Miss
’ Lincoln's discovery, $7,600, the amount
. paid for the last one sold, was believed
! to have been a top price.
For 75 years the stamp has been in
I Senate Subcommittee Acts
on Two-Year-Old Ship
stead Measure.
By the Associated Press.
A subcommittee of the Senate judi
ciary committee yesterday approved
the two-year-old Shipstead bill to limit
the jurisdiction of courts In issuing
injunctions in labor disputes.
The subcommittee at the same time
approved the proposal of Senator Van
denberg, Republican, Michigan, to per
mit change of judges considering con
tempt complaints, on demand of the
defendant, in cases growing out of at
tacks made outside of court on the
character or conduct of the judge. The
committee incorporated the Vanden
berg bill in a bill introduced by Sen
ator Shipstead of Minnesota in Decem
ber. 1927.
Senator Norris. Republican, Nebraska,
chairman of the committee, said the
bill as approved would “outlaw yellow
dog contracts,” if enacted, and would
“make the power of injunctions work
both ways, as it does not now.”
Introduced in September.
The Vandenberg bill was introduced
last September, following the widely
discussed case of the Cleveland Press,
In which that newspaper criticized a
judge for granting an injunction, was
cited for contempt and found guilty,
the decision later being reversed by
the Ohio Supreme Court.
The bill approved would invalidate
“yellow dog” contracts, Norris explained,
by providing that no promise or agree
ment contrary to the public policy out
lined in the act should be a ground for
granting legal relief. Such contracts
in which the worker agrees not to join
labor unions while in the employ of
the company, are “against that policy,”
Norris said, and consequently violation
of them would not be grounds for In
junction if ,the bill were enacted.
Prohibits Injunctions.
The bill would specifically prohibit
injunctions in labor disputes to pre
vent any of the following actions:
Ceasing or refusing to perform any
work or to remain In any relation of
employment, becoming or remaining a
member of any labor organization or
of any employers’ organization, paying
strike or unemployment benefits or in
surance, aiding any person participat
ing in a labor dispute by any lawful
means, giving publicity to the facts of
a labor dispute or assembling peace
ably to organize.
The bill would require that before
issuing an injunction the court estab
lish that greater Injury would be In
flicted upon the complainant by denial
than would be Inflicted upon the de
fendants by granting relief.
Daughter of Former Massachusetts
Governor Is Wedded Quietly to
Wealthy Englishmen.
MONTEREY, Csllf., April 26 UP).—
Unannounced, except to close friends,
Mrs. Helen Foss Hobbs of Boston,
daughter of former Gov. Eugene Noble
Foss of Massachusetts, was married at
the Monterey peninsula estate of Mr.
and Mrs. George Gordon Moore today,
to Capt. Henry Forrester, wealthy Eng
lishman and internationally known polo
player. The wedding was marked by
Mrs. Hobbs, a sister of Mrs. Moore,
has an elaborate Summer home at
Pebble Beach. Capt. Forrester comes
from a distinguished English family
with large estates at Salisbury.
After a wedding journey to England
Capt. and Mrs. Forrester will make their
home at Pebble Beach.
Wheeling Foundry Stockholders
▲re Expected to Vote Soon.
WHEELING. W. Va., April 26 </P).
Definite action on a proposal that the
Wheeling Mold & Foundry Co. Join a
foundry combine promoted by Cochran,
Scott & Co., Chicago bankers, is antici
pated at a special meeting of the Wheel
ing Mold stockholders, it was said to
night by officials of the local concern.
The Duquesne Steel Foundry Co.,
Pittsburgh, and Hubbard Steel Foun
dries Co., Chicago, are to be included in
the merger, it is expected.
the possession of the Lincoln family, Its
Increasing value entirely unknown. It!
was on a letter addressed to Miss Lin-'
coin’s father, Dr. Natan Smith Lincoln,
when the latter was a senior at Dart
mouth College. This particular stamp i
had been issued by the Baltimore post'
Miss Lincoln made the discovery re-!
cently while rummaging through a'
wicker basket in her study at home, 1
which contained some letters she had,
preserved since the death of her mother
9 years ago. She had no idea of the
value of the stamp until she consulted
officials In the Past Office Department,
who at once assured her that it was
worth at least SIO,OOO, owing to its
state of preservation.
Miss Lincoln is a writer of detective
novels and in informing The Star of
her discovery of the stamp, said she
had never got the thrill out of weaving
a mystery plot as she did from her
unexpected And.
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American Soldier,
Halted in Canada,
Will Re-enter U. S.
Ex-British Subject De
tained After Visit in Can
ada Without Papers.
Br the Asaoclated Preu.
Immigration Commissioner Hull said
yesterday that James Cooper Harper,
former British subject and now an
American soldier, who was detained at
the Canadian border while attempting
to re-enter this country after a visit,
probably would be readmitted without
further trouble.
Harper came to the line without pa
pers, the commissioner said, and as a
consequence was halted by immigration
inspectors. Mr. Hull added that Harper
had been given permission to reapply
and that he anticipated no difficulties
to prevent his return.
Harper was understood to have been
ordered to Chian with American troops
and before leaving had gone across into
Canada for a brief visit.
Ludlow Claim* He Ha* Enlisted
Governor* and Judge*
in Probe.
In support of his resolution providing
for creation of a commission by Con
gress to investigate centralization of
government in Washington, Representa
tive Ludlow of Indiana claims that he
has enlisted 17 governors, 8 former
governors, 17 judges of State Supreme
Courts and other prominent persons.
In his “war against bureaucracy”
Mr. Ludlow quotes as allies Thomas A.
Edison. Henry Ford, Owen D. Young,
John W. Davis, candidate for President
in 1924; Bernard M. Baruch, Samuel
Untermyer, William Loeb, James A.
Emery, general counsel of the National
Association of Manufacturers; Rome C.
Stephenson, president of the American
Bankers’ Association; Bishop James E.
Freeman, ex-Senator John Sharp Wil
liams, former Democratic leader of Con
gress; ex-Senator Atlee Pomerene,
Government prosecutor in the Fall-
Doheny case; George JJarr Baker, au
thor; Richard Washburn Child, author
and diplomat; Ellery Sedgwick, editor
of Atlantic Monthly; John R. Commons,
economist; Nicholas Murray Butler,
president of Columbia University; Dr.
Robert J. Aley. president of Butler Uni
versity: Dr. William Lowe Bryan, presi
dent of Indiana University; Dr. W. B.
Bizzell. president of Oklahoma Univer
sity; Mrs. Thomas R. MarshaU, widow
of Vice President Marshall; William C.
Demlng, president of the United States
Civil Service Commission; Senator
James E. Watson, Republican leader of
the Senate; George B. Cortelyou, Will
H. Hays and Charles D. Hilles, former
chairman of the Republican national
committee; Clem Shaver, former chair
man of the Democratic national com
mittee; William Allen White, Kansas
editor, and many others.
Hoover Accepts Resignation of
Lieut. Meyers of El Paso, Tex.
Col. George Williams, Cavalry, at
Louisville, Ky., and Maj. J. F. Stevens,
Cavalry at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt„ have
been ordered to Fort Riley, Kans.; Maj.
R. K. Sutherland, Infantry, from Paris
France, to Fort Benning, Ga.; Maj. J.
R. N. E. Weaver, Infantry, from Port
Sill, Okie., to Fort Williams, Me.; Maj.
Robert B. Hill, Medical Corps, from the
Army Medical Center, this city, to Fort
Riley, Kans.; Maj. H. W. Stephenson,
U. S. A., retired, from the high schools,
Atlanta, Ga., to his home; Capt. J. F.
Watson, Judge Advocate General’s De
partment, from San Francisco to the
War Department; Capt. C. C. Fenn,
Judge Advocate General's Department,
f-om the War Department to San
Francisco; Capt. W. C. DeWare, In
fantry, from Fort Benning, Ga., to the
War Department; Capt. F. J. Sheffler,
Medical Corps, from Fort McPherson,
Ga.. to El Paso, Tex.; Maj. E. F. Shaifer
at Fort Meade, 8. Dak., and Capts. M.
F. Meador and C. E. Dlsslnger at Fort
Riley, all of the Cavalry, to the Philip
pines; Capt. C. E. Gray, Finance De
partment, from San Francisco to St.
Louis; Maj. H. G. Rice, Finance De
partment, from St. Louis to Seattle,
Wash.; Capt. V. Z. Brown, Dental Corps,
from Fort Brown, Tex., to the North
Pacific College of Oregon, at Portland,
as the relief of Maj. E. J. McClung,
Dental Corps, who is ordered to Langley
Field. Va.; Capt. E. J. Arnold, Infantry,
from San Juan, P. R., to Fort
Warren Wyo.
j The President has accepted the
resignation of First Lieut. Martin T.
Meyers, Medical Corps, at El Paso, Tex.
! James Xtlly Killed in Crash of
Plane Near Alvord, Tex.
FORT WORTH, Tex., April 26 (JP).—
James Kelly, the endurance flyer, was
killed in an airplane crash near Al
vord, Tex., tonight.
G. W. MennTs. also of Fort Worth,
was killed. The plane ran into a storm
and crashed 6 miles northwest of Al
C. W. Williams of Keota, Okla.. was
injured seriously. The other passenger,
’’Red” Rass of Oklahoma City was not
injured. Rass went to a nearby farm
house and summoned aid.
Indictment Cannot Be Reach
ed by Court Before
Late May.
Br a Staff Correspondent of The Star.
UPPER MARLBORO, Md., April 26.
Trial of Lawrence Leroy Brady, Wash
ington automobile mechanic, and his
brother Herman Brady, on present
ments of murder, filed against them by
the Prince Georges County grand Jury
10 days ago, after an investigation of
the Seat Pleasant bombing, is still un
assigned, although it was definitely es
tablished today that the trial will not
start until late in May or early in June.
Rumors were current ever since the
return of the indictments ttx.t the trial
would be set for Monday, but these
were dissipated yesterday when three
other criminal cases were set for that
day, and civil cases assigned to the
other days of the coming week, which
will be the last the court will sit here
I for some time.
County Court Due.
On May 5 the Circuit Court Judges
are required to open the Spring term
in Calvert County and two weeks later
in Charles County. Just when they will
be free to return to Prince Georges is
uncertain at this time.
It is generally expected the Brady
trial will require at least a week. The
brothers are jointly accused of the mur
der of Mrs. Naomi Hall Brady, Her
man's wife; Samuel Hall and Dorothy
Hall, all of whom were killed when the
bomb, disguised as a Christmas pres
ent, exploded in the home of John Hall
on New Year day.
In excusing the first week's petty jury,
which will be replaced by tne second
week’s petty Jury during next week's
court session, Judge Joseph C. Matting
ly expressed appreciation for “the un
usually efficient service that the Jurors
have rendered.” Such a statement, cus
tomary in regard to the grand Jury, but
rather unusual in regard to petty juries,
was delivered at the conclusion of the
day’s trials. “The litigants, who have
trusted their affairs in your hands cer
tainly have had no reason to complain,”
the Jurors were told.
Criminal Trials Monday.
The three criminal trials set for Mon
day are those of Samuel Brooks, John
Austin and Clarence Thomas, all in
dicted on charges of various statuatory
Civil trials assigned for Tuesday in
clude: Chew vs. Nash; Machen vs.
Wetter, and Crlss vs. Funk. Only one
case, that of Jarboe vs. Carter, is as
signed for Wednesday. Thursday’s as
signments include the case of Hopkins
vs. Rabbitt, which was removed from
Montgomery County
CHICAGO, April 26 OP).—Mrs. Mabel
Staple Steel was granted a divorce from
John Steel, tenor of the radio, on
grounds of desertion by Judge Joseph
Steel was not present, having had an
engagement in Indianapolis. A prop
erty agreement and alimony settlement
were made out of court, Mrs. Steel said, i
Colored Woman Shot in Hip.
Shot through the hip during a quar
rel with her husband last night, Mrs.
Rose Jetton, 28 years old, colored, of
1419 Tenth street, was seriously wound
ed. She was taken to Fr-cedmen’s Hos
pital. Police are searching for William
Jetton, 35 years old, an employe of the
District's electrical department.
Minnesota Educator May Quit.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., April 26 (JP).
—Dr. Lotus D. Coffman, head of the
University of Minnesota since 1921, may
leave the institution. He told the board
of regents today that he has received
an attractive offer from a large univer
sity, the name of which was not made
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Lobby Committee Further to
Consider Action on Asso
ciation Reports.
By the Associated Press.
! Further consideration will be given
by the Senate lobby committee to the
question of making public reports of
the Association Against the Prohibition
Amendment which discussed the atti
tude of certain members of the House
of Representatives toward prohibition.
Senator Walsh, Democrat, Montana,
announced Friday that the reports
would not be made public, but a move
rrfent was started yesterday toward
placing them in the lobby committee
record, which would make them avail
able to newspaper men.
At least one member of the committee
feels that a “tactical mistake” was made
in excluding the records. He intends
to discuss the question with other mem
bers and indicated that the committee
might reverse its previous decision.
Two of the five members are known
to be opposed to making the reports
public and the attitude of the other two
is uncertain.
The reports were prepared by Carter
Field in the course of political surveys
he is making for the association.
Teacher's Charge of Attempted As
sault Brings Commitment.
ROCHESTER, Minn., April 26—Rev.
Joseph Havostek, Roman Catholic priest,
was adjudged insane here today by a
commission of three physicians ap
pointed by the Probate Court. He was
ordered committed to the State Hos
pital here.
Charges of attempted assault brought
against him at Fairmont by a 20-year
old school teacher, probably will be
dropped, county authorities said. The
physicians said the priest's mind is a
“blank” and that he is suffering from
a “progressive form of insanity,” which
probably can be arrested if he receives
immediate treatment.
CHICAGO, April 26 Up. —Dr. George
E. Vincent of New York City, former
president of Minnesota University, was
unanimously elected president of the
Izaak Walton League of America at the
final session of the convention today.
Vice presidents named included Ward
B Edwards of Utica, N. Y., and Dr.
William H. Moore of Philadelphia.
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Dining Room Suites Fiber Rockers
Two-tone finish. •pm 7 r
New patterns in ▼ /
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$ 195
fine walnut with graceful I
lines. Large buffet. Was £ara p I
*275. Now *p IVu
Queen Anne style. Pedestal table. II
Attractive American wal-
End Tables now ,I ‘ s ; $195 I ||
IDINNETTE SUITE, burl walnut. Card TakUe
China cabinet with cup- v>uru i dDics «■
board base. Was *260. jap Oreen or rad fln- «*|
Now I Vi) ish. Well braced to I
assure rigidity.
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-1-31 905-907 7th St. N.W.
Fresh Air Taxicab
Gets a New Boss,
Daughter of Amos
Sea of Telegrams and Gifts
Descends Upon Radio
Star, a Father.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, April 26.—*"Yes suh, all
these presents and flowers and telegrams
must be dee-served!”
It was Freeman Gosden —the first
half of the radio firm “Amos and Andy" !
—speaking. He spoke from hia wife's
room in the Henrotin Hospital, where
on Wednesday his daughter, Virginia
Marie, was born.
Amos, using the breast stroke,
emerged from a sea of telegrams,
flowers, candy and baby pillows. He
emerged in time to receive a new wave
of telegrams, one from Mayor James M.
Curley of Boston, another from M. H.
Aylesworth, president of National
Broadcasting Co., another from the
Roxy Theater to the effect that ‘‘the
glass is held high for Virginia Marie.”
At the same moment a basket, con
taining enough whatnots to supply
Virginia Marie for several months, was
delivered. Amos gasped for breath and
gazed admiringly at his tiny daughter.
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Deplore Anoymous Letter Causing
Novelist to Quit as Candidate
for Presidency.
A resolution criticising an anonymous
letter which caused Mrs. Kathleen Nor
ris to withdraw as a candidate for
president of the National League of
American Pen Women was unanimously
adopted at the final session of the
league’s annual convention here, Friday.
The letter, circulated among members
and delegates, attacked Mrs. Norris’ po
litical views and her membership in the
International League of Peace- and
Freedom. The resolution deplored the
injection of religious, political or eco
nomic issues into the sessions of the
Mrs. Clarence M. Busch, retiring
president, regretted Mrs. Norris’ action
in withdrawing her name.
As the session Friday closed, Mrs.
Busch was presented with a watch by
Mrs. Daniel C. Chace, new vice presi
Delegates to the convention were en
tertained at a tea given by Mrs. James
J Davis in the Willard Hotel.
American phonographs are becoming
popular in Japan.
Congressmen and Army Offi
cials Witness Naval Feats
on Carrier Lexington.
By the Associated Press.
LEXINGTON, April 2«.—Naval aviation
bared its fighting teeth today to visiting
Congressmen and military officials in a
spectacular flying circus 20 miles off the
Virginia Coast.
Sixty-nine airplanes hurtling into the
air at 10-second intervals from their
nest on the Lexington screamed thmugh
fair skies in sham battles and formation
The aerial armada turned attacks on
its mother ship, which barked and rat
tled its defense with Are from anti-air
craft, secondary and machine-gun bat
Torpedo planes, approaching under
cover of a curtain cf smoke to launch
their missiles, were attacked from above
by fleet, single-seat lighters.
The fighters, wires screaming and
motors whining, dived and twisted in
separate stunts and staged mimic dog
Two destroyers and the United States
ship Aroostook shadowed the carrier in
the maneuvers, standing by as protec
tion in forced landings.
For three hours the air fleet rode
the skies, descending one by one to their
floating felds where cables across the
deck were seized by hooks beneath the
planes to bring them to a standstill.
Fresh from maneuvers in Caribbean
waters, the fliers were declared to be
“at the peak of performance” by naval
officers who lined the gun turret* to
witness the circus.
Bingham a Passenger.
Senator Hiram Bingham. Connecti
cut, a World War flyer and president
of the National Aeronautical Associa
tion. rode as a passenger in one of the
scouting planes. A perfect demonstra
tion was marred by two minor mishaps.
One plane, bouncing after its hook en
gaged a cable, broke a landing gear
strut. An amphibian, whose hook could
not be lowered by the pilot, turned back
to its coastal base.
Amelia Earhart, transatlantic flyer,
was among the official guests with
David S. Ingalls, Assistant Secretary of
Navy for Aeronautics; Clarence M.
Young. Assistant Secretary of Commerce
for Aeronautics, and members of the
Senate and House naval affairs and ap
propriations committees.
The visitors Inspected the carrier,
originally planned as a battle cruiser,
but revamped after the 1922 limitation
of arms conference, as it rode a calm
sea eastward in the face of a 20-mile

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