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T DAVISON PRAISES f WORK OF AHN jDalrfornia Maneuvers Re "garded as Proving Efficiency of Aerial Unit. The California maneuvers of the Air Corps, which have just come Iq a close, are an emphatic demonstra tion of the efficiency of the training system adopted for Army aviation and an exhibition of the reliability and tac tical value of modern military aircraft -* not' only against enemy aviation or , ground forces, but in coast defense as well, F. Trubee Davison, Assistant Sec l_- retary of War for Aeronautics, an . nounced last night In reviewing results of the month of maneuvers. Beginning tomorrow approximately -- 160 Array airplanes which have par ■ f ticipated in the maneuvers will have . Mather Field, Sacramento, for their home stations In various parts of the oountry. The exercises began April 1, when the various combat branches of the corps set out to solve a series of training prob lems designed to test and improve the team work between the various air or ganizations and to develop new tactical theories for aerial warfare. The train ing program was expanded from flights of three planes to squadrons and groups and, during the last week, came to a climax with the co-ordination of nearly 130 combat planes, operating as a com plete wing, against a single objective. Lauds Work of Flyers. “We have had a most emphatic dem onstration," said Mr. Davison, “of our efficient training system as well as a graphic exhibition of the reliability and tactical value of modern military air craft, not alone in operating against enemy aviation or ground troops, but in coast defense as well. "While the military attainments of the maneuvers are of compelling inter est because they illustrate the efficiency of our air defenses, there are other phases of the demonstrations that are entitled to country-wide attention. "There is, for Instance, the marvel ous feat of the 95th Pursuit Squadron In climbing In battle formation to al most 30,000 feet, thus pushing the fight ing front of pursuit aviation more than two miles beyond World War combat altitudes. When we recall that only a couple of years ago 30,000 feet was a record height for one plane, with special equipment, to reach, we have a right to be proud and happy over the fact that the Army Air Corps has a service type of plane that enables 19 single-seaters to climb nearly six miles above ground as a matter of military routine. This quest for pursuit altitude Is not a stunt but a grim necessity In aerial warfare. One may thdeed truthfully say that so far as pursuit is concerned, altitude is strength. “Another Interesting demonstration of Widespread public appeal was the flight of a bombardment plane equip ped with an automatic pilot. While this apparatus is still more or lees ex perimental in military aviation, its wnooth performance In flying a heavy twin-motored bomber from Sacramento to Baa Francisco and back without a human hand touching the controls would Indicate that the mechanical aviation will soon be as Indispensable in flight operations as are the other mod ern Instruments that have given stability to aircraft and safety to flight. Wen Pleased With Results. “The automatic pilot Is pointing the way to the day when fog or other men acing weather will no longer hold planes to the ground. "Leas spectacular than the high alti tude record of pursuit formation and the mechanical airmanship of the automatic pilot, but at equal Importance, are the lessons the /leld exercises taught us In the transportation of supplies and air plane maintenance on the ground. I think It most impressive that about 75,000 pounds of miscellaneous supplies ranging from airplane wings and heavy engines to cotter pins and typewriter ribbons were carried by Army Air Corps transports over the 500-mile route from the supply depot at San Diego to Sacra mento. “All In all, the 1930 field exercises gave a splendid accounting of the effi ciency of the Army Air Corps and the progress of American aviation as shown in the speed, performance and reliability of American-built planes and engines." HUNDREDSVISIT HOMES EXHIBIT Ifn. Gann Is Among Throngs In specting Display at Girls’ Scout House. The Better Homes In America ex hibit at the National Girls' Scouts Little House and at the historic Octagon Rouse continue to attract hundreds of visitors. Mrs. Edward Everett Gann, sister of Vice President Curtis, was among those who attended the entertainment yester day afternoon and visited the exhibits In both houses. She was Impressed with the exhibits of the Girl Scouts, Home Economics’ Bureau and Child Welfare Center In the “Little House" and also spent considerable time In examining the exhibits of the public schools and Boy Scouts in the "Octagon House." Mrs. George F. Bowerman gave a talk on home libraries and the motion picture, "The Girl Scout Trail,” was shown during the afternoon. Music . was furnished by the three Cowslll sisters. ' The exhibit will be open from 1 to 5 o'clock this afternoon, and the junior v choir of the Church of the Pilgrims will - present a musical program. 1 MARIA TO LAUNCH SHIP Bride of Crown Prince Humbert at £ Ceremony for Cruiser Zara. * - BPEZIA, Italy, April 26 (A 3 ). —Princess Maria of Piedmont, who was Marle-Jo.se of Belgium. Is expected here tomorrow with her husband, Crown Prince Hum ~~ bert, to act as godmother at the launch- of the new 10,000-ton cruiser Zara, rs The Zara, named for the redeemed ~ Italian city of the Dalmatian coast, is C m magnificent ship of the "post-Wash ■_ lngton" type, capable of mounting 8- lnch guns (203 millimeters, according to reckoning). With her full -.rJarmament she will displace about 10,- 160 tons, Slightly over the round figure .•* *et at the conference of 1921-22. She fs 590 feet long, nearly 66 feet across -..the beam and draws nearly 20 feet of . - water. Prior to the launching Cardinal -Main, Archbishop of Pisa, who officiated >- at the wedding of the princess January •£7s, will bless the ship. ri INCE WIDOW TO MARRY ’-ITNotlce Naming 1 Holmes Herbert, Share in $1,600,000 Estate. -’ • LOB ANGELES. April 26 (fl s ).—Mrs. P. Ince, 45, widow of Thomas ~*-H. Ince, pioneer motion picture pro • • (Jjycer, filed notice today of intention to wsd Holmes Herbert, 47, screen actor, risking possible loss of her ~ share in her husband’s $1,600,000 estate. T. "Ince died November 18, 1924, leaving Z.‘a will providing against Mrs. Ince’s re - inarriage for 7 years. His estate was * T3SR, for. division between Mrs. Ince and r* their three sons. Just what will happen to the estate if the wedding takes place before the 7 years expire oould not be 0 determined today. LORD DERBY, FAMOUS BRITISH SPORTSMAN, ON WAY TO U. S. ! Expects to Witness Kentucky Derby, Named for His Forebearers. Wants to Meet Senator Bo rah, With Whom He Had Oratorical Brush. By the Associated Press. LONDON, April 26.—Lord Derby, fa mous British sportsman and the seven teenth earl of his name, left here today with his daughter-in-law. Lady Maureen Stanley, for Southampton to board the Aquitanla for America. While In the United States he expects to witness running of the Kentucky Derby race, which was named for his forbears, and to meet Senator Borah, with whom he had an across-the-seas oratorical brush in 1927. The earl, who pronounces his name "Darby," speaking before a meeting of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said: "There is one prominent politician who always seems to think we are ogres. I refer to Senator Borah. I Invite him to come to this country, if he will do me the honor, and to stay as long as he likes.” Senator Borah c'enled that he ever had thought or said that the English people were ogres. He said: “I really would like to visit England, and I hope that I may find an oppor tunity to do so. My mission will not be 115, 000, W0 LOAN BILL DISAPPROVED Commissioners Tell Capper Stand on Municipal Center Undertaking. (Continued From First Page.) brought over to the District Commis sioners personally yesterday by J. Claw son Roop, director of the Bureau of the Budget. This at first caused a buzz of discussion at the District Building, but was explained later that Mr. Roop had never met Commissioners Luther H. Reichelderfer and Herbert B. Crosby personally, and that he took the oppor tunity of making their acquaintance. Mr. Roop stayed about 20 minutes. The three Commissioners remained closeted in executive session for more than two hours after he left. Disapproval by the Budget Bureau of any bill Is by no means the last word. The bill might readily be enacted by Congress with or without the bureau’s sanction. The fact that the Budget Bureau speaks directly for the Presi dent, however, Is a strong hint that should the bill be passed, it would be vetoed. Already $3,000,000 has been spent In acquiring land for the new center be tween Pennsylvania avenue, D street, Third and Sixth streets. The present supply bill, for the fiscal year ending June 31, 1931, carries $3,000,000 more for the same purpose. Zt Is expected that this bill wifi leave the District about $500,000 short of the sum neces sary to acquire all of the land. This sum, together with all of the money for putting up the buildings, must be met out of current taxation if the Capper bill Is not enacted Into law. The $3,000,000 In the 1931 bill will be taken out of the District’s cash surplus. After this, however, there will be no surplus left, and all further sums must be found, as they are needed, out of the annual tax collections. IMMIGRATION TAPE TANGLES 11 WEDDINGS American Greeks Who Went to Cuba for Brides Forbidden to Bring Them Into TJ. S. By the Associated Press. HAVANA, Cuba, April 26.—Eleven American bachelors, who came here i three weeks ago for wives, found them selves husbands today, but with all of the woes and none of the joys of mar ried life. And 11 pretty young women, who traveled all the way from Greece to wed these bachelors, whom they had never seen, faced the discouraging prospect of being shipped back to their native land without their mates. The trouble started when the men, all American-born Greeks and hailing from California, Connecticut. New Jersey, lilllnols, Utah. New York and Missouri, applied at the American consulate here for documents to take their wives to the United States. They were informed that the wives could not enter the United States until their official papers had been sent to Athens for confirmation. The women were placed under consular bond of S2OO each in the meantime. The dejected husbands, whose names were. withheld by the consulate, said they probably would return to the United States until the matter Is settled. They said the marriages had been ar ranged through American "marriage brokers.” RETURN AFTER YEAR IN ANTARCTIC WITH BYRD \juidkm t .. ... Move. l * . M waMMA. KdS&aßk J * Members of Byrd’s South Polar expedition, who arrived on the whaler C. A. Larsen after more than a year on the Antaretic continent. Photo show* them in New York Harbor when they landed. April 25. Left to right: Arthur T. Walden, Dr. Vaclov Vojtech, Martin Roune, Norman D. Vaughn, Whiter Leuthner, Clair D. Alexander and Edward E. Goodate —Associated Press Photo. THE SUNDAY STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., APRIL 27, 1930—PART ONlft. i ** b '<y < & ■ - Mb*. : - fig*. JBbk |Sh7.:' LORD DERBY. that of.hunting wild game, such as ogres, but to know better a people whose highest encomium is that of always having been loyal to their own flag, an attitude which prevails rather strongly In the United States, and which I think Is worth preserving.” In reply Lord Derby sent an invita tion to Senator Borah to visit him at Knowlsey Hall, near Liverpool, and stay as long as he liked. The Senator was unable to accept. Lord Derby last crossed the Atlantic 36 years ago, when he accompanied his father, then governor general of Can ada, on a state visit to Winnipeg. COPYRIGHT POST HELD 33 YEARS Thorvald Solberg Retires on 78th Birthday With Record as World Authority. For 33 years register of copyrights of the Library of Congress, Thorvald Sol berg, last Thursday was retired from the Library’s service at his own request. Mr. Solberg’s retirement was made effective on his seventy-eighth birth day, April 22, it was announced yester day by the Library. Before his appointment as first reg ister of copyrights in July, 1897, Mr. Solberg had seen 13 years’ service in the law department of the Library. He has made a life study of copyrights in literature, and Is regarded as one of the foremost authorities of the world on the subject. Under his administration the copy right office of the Library of Congress has grown from a handful of clerks to a force of 135 persons, many of them well trained experts in their lines. The Increase in the scope and amount of the work is indicated by the increase In the entries from about 55,000 in 1898 to 264,000 last year. Mr. Solberg has attended most of the important conferences on International copyrights held in European capitals during the last 30 years. In 1908 he went to Berlin as United States dele gate to the International Conference for the Revision of the Berne Copyright Convention. His report of the copy right congress in 1900 was printed In the Congressional Record. In 1928 he was a delegate from the United States to the Conference for the Revision of the International Copyright Convention. His official reports published yearly In the Library’s report have constituted a history of the copyright legislation of the country. In addition he has contributed articles on copyrights to leading periodicals throughout the country. He reeds widely in several languages and has written several bibliographies, including "The Balearic Islands," a bibliography of Scandinavia, and the "Bibliography of Literary Property.'* He had an Important part in the en actment of the present copyright law of the United States, the act of 1909, sitting in at many conferences of authors, publishers and others Inter ested, and testifying before the congres sional committees on patents and copy rights. He has long advocated that the United States become affiliated with the In ternational Copyright Union, which in cludes practically all the leading nations of the world. mussolini’s’daughter TOURING ON HONEYMOON Count Ciano and Bride Join Excur sionists in Cheers as Fishermen Pull in Nets, By the Associated Press. CAPRI, Italy, April 26.—Edda Mus solini. daughter of the Italian dictator, and her husband, Count Galeazzo Ciano, are having as much fun on their honeymoon as two New Yorkers who 1 spend their nuptial holiday at Niagara Falls. 1 Although here only two days the youthful pair are seeing all the sights 1 so familiar to American tourists. Yes terday they visited the Grottoes on the i eastern side of the Island and cheered 1 roundly with the other excursionists as * the fishermen pulled In their nets at i the little port. The countess has been at Capri many ! times, but apparently Is delighted at re visiting all the picturesque corners. PRITTWITZ HOPES PACTWILL EXPAND German Ambassador Speaks to American Society of International Law. Expressing the hope that results ob tained In the London Naval Confer ence “will b? followed by general agree ments on a broader basis,” Friedrich W. Von Prittwitz, German Ambassador, told the American Society of Interna tional Law at its annual dinner last night at the Willard Hotel that Ger many "is sincerely trusting that the reduction and limitation of armaments solemnly promised to the world at the end of the war will become a reality In the near future." Concerning the London results, how ever, the Ambassador added: “We know the existing difficulties, and we under stand that any development of this kind cannot take place overnight.” Cites Markets as Example. “Just as normal market conditions have been adversely Influenced by over production of raw materials and goods,” he declared, "the international politi cal atmosphere remains oppressed by an overproduction of arms. Very logically, M. Clemenceau stated as early as 1909 that disarmament Is one of the most fruitful preventives of war.” "It has rightly been said that dis armament is not only a technical ques tion. but just as much a problem of mental attitude,” he said, adding that “every international progress depends Indeed not only upon the conclusion of ?;overnmental agreements, but to a very arge extent upon the popular spirit which is behind them.” Referring to the treaty of renuncia tion of war, the Ambassador said it was "certainly due to the courageous initiative of Mr. Kellogg and M. Briand, but It was only rendered possible by the mental attitude of the people the world over. "Practically all Europe Is now cov ered by a network of arbitration and conciliation pacts,” said the speaker, "among them the treaties of Locarno. The German republic has concluded altogether 17 treaties of this kind, among them the first treaty of con ciliation and arbitration ever concluded between the United States and Ger many." Urges Removal of War Cause. Reiterating the policy of his country that “war cannot be prevented by pre paring for war against war, but by re moving the causes of war,” the ambas sador asserted: "Only the perfection of existing instrumentalities for the peace ful settlement of International disputes will create among the people of the world the feeling that the dynamic in strument so long represented by war is replaced by pacific adjustments and that recourse to war, therefore, becomes senseless." George W. Wickersham, In a discus sion of the movement for codification of International law, warned that the United States should come to a state of mind where It would be willing to yield on some points, as well as to push for ward Its own doctrines, if success in international conferences Is to be ex pected. Dr. George W. Kirchwey, former dean of the Columbia University Law School, related the development of the Society of International Law. Some laws, he declared were “laws only in name.” when they were "against com mon sense, against the level of Intel ligence.” Sometimes attempts were made to enforce laws without any ex pectation of success, he said. The dinner closed the annual ses sions of the society. Prominent on the program yesterday at the Willard Hotel were discussions by Americans attend in The Hague conference on codifica tion of international law. Those who spoke were David Hunter Miller of the State Department, chief delegate from the United States to the conference; Manley O. Hudson, professor of inter national law at Harvard University, and Prof. Edwin M. Borchard of Yale University, both technical advisers. James Brown Scott yesterday was re elected president of the society at the closing business meeting, and Dr. Leo S. Rowe was elected vice president. Only two changes were made in the list of honorary vice presidents. Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, who was president of the society two years ago, was elected an honorary vice president In place of the late Chief Justice Taft, and George W. Wickersham, former Attorney General and chairman of the national commission on law observance and law enforcement, was elected in the place of the late Judge Edwin B. Parker. Charles Henry Butler was elected chairman of the executive council, a position formerly held by Judge Parker. The society voted to combine the offices of recording and corresponding secretary and named George A. Finch, the recording secretary, to that position. The society heard reports from the chief American delegate to The Hague conference on codification of Interna tional law, David Hunter Miller, and from the two advisers to the delegation, Edwin M. Borchard, Yale University, and Manley S. D. Hudson, Harvard University. The sixth honorary membership to be voted by the society was conferred upon Dr. Walter Simons, former President and chief justice of Germany, the first German to be so honored. Damage Suit Declaration Filed. LYNCHBURG, Va., April 26 (Spe cial). —Declaration has been filed in the suit of Shirley H. Myers against the La France Republic Sales Co., in which $20,000 damages is being asked in the corporation court. The suit was in stituted for alleged false arrest, imme diately following Myere’ acquittal of a ■ charge of embezzlement of $2,212.76 from the complaining concern. MANY ARE ENTERED IN D. C. HORSE SHOW Larger Stakes in Capital Event Drawing From Wide Area. Entries from New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Vir ginia, as well as from the District of Columbia, will compete for the larger stakes this year of the National Capi tal Horse Show, to be held on Bradley Farms, near Congressional Country Club, May 14, 15, 16 and 17. Among the horsemen who already have entered mounts in the various classes are Gen. William Mitchell, for mer chief of the Army Air Corps, of Middleburg, Va.; Stanley Green of Lees burg, Va.: Louis Leith and Otto Furr of Middleburg; Clarence H. Osborne of Cleveland, and Miss Alice Goode of Brooklyn, N. Y. Washingtonians who have signified their intention of showing horses in this year's show are Gwinn Rust, Maj. George S. Patton, Jr.; Miss Elizabeth Martin. Miss Elizabeth Jackson, A. H. Ryan. Harold Rust, Jr., and Maj. W. M. Grimes. NEGROIPILiCAN LEAGUE 13 FORMED Branches of Organization Will Be Effected in Various States. An organization known as the Na tional Negro Republican League, with headquarters in Washington, was ef fected Friday at a meeting of 25 rep resentative colored men and women from various States, who responded to a call sent out by Dr. John R. Hawkins, chairman of the colored voters’ di vision of the Republican national com mittee, it was announced here yester day. Branches of the league will be organized in various States. Dr. Hawkins, who proposed the plan, was unanimously elected permanent chairman, with Charles E. Mitchell of West Virginia as secretary. Member ship is confined to registered Repub lican voters. League activities will be under control of an executive commit tee authorized to create special bu reaus. These will include an informa tion, publicity and speakers’ bureau, as well as an organization bureau. Those announced as participating in the conference and supporting the or ganization were Hubert T. Delany, as sistant district attorney, New York City; W. T. Andrews, editor. Herald Commonwealth, Baltimore; Walter Emerson, member city council, Balti more; Dr. Ernest Lyon, Baltimore; Mrs. Howard E. Young, Baltimore; Miss Nannie H. Burroughs, Lincoln Heights, D. C.; Arthur Froe, recorder of deeds, Washington; Clarence R. Vena, Toledo; Bishop W. T. Vernon, Detroit; Charles E. Mitchell, Institute, W. Va.; Charles H. Calloway, Kansas City; Rev. J. R. Ramson, Topeka; Rev. L. H. Crawford, Kansas City, Kans.; Rev. R. R. Wright, jr„ editor, Christian Recorder; Phila delphia; Percy W. Howard, Mashing ton; Edward W. Henry, judge, municipal Court, Philadelphia; Morris E. Lewis, Washington; Rev. W. H. Jernigan; Washington; Emmett J. Scott, Howard University, Washington; George W. Cranford, New Haven, Conn., and John R. Hawkins, Washington. SLAYING OF TWO MEN IS LAID TO ROBBERS Companions Assert Bandits Shot Brothers Who Resisted Hold-Up in Hotel. By the Associates Press, MUSKOGEE, Okla., April 26.—David H. Smith and his brother, George Smith, both of Connecticut, were slain in a hotel room here tonight by two men, other members of the Smith party said, were robbers. John L. Wike, who was traveling with the Smith brothers, was bound and gagged and the fourth member of the party, W. H. Seeley, who was in a bath room adjoining the room in which the killing occurred, was not molested. Seeloy and Wlke also are from Connec ticut. . , Seeley said two young men, dressed in brown suits, entered the room, at tempted to rob the Smith brothers, and shot them to death when they resisted. Other persons in the hotel said they heard no shots. The two brothers were believed to have had considerable money with them. ICE BARRIER HALTS SHIPPING AT SOO Craft Held at Entrance to Lake Superior Awaiting Shift in Wind. By the Associated Pres*. SAULTE STE. MARIE, Mich., April 26.—A mighty barrier of ice today halted at the start a growing parade of Great Lakes’ steamers to the ports of Lake Superior. Thirteen boats, bound North, lay at anchor just above the locks in St. Marys River, waiting for a northwest wind to change so they can attempt a passage through the ice and open navigation for 1930. . A _ , Three more turned back to Lake Huron, their skippers surprised that the way was closed. CHILD TORTURE CHARGED Aunt Claims Daughter Inflicted Wounds on Girl, Aged 2. CHICAOO, April 26 (/P).— Charged with torturing her 2-year-old niece, Rosemary Szafran, Mrs. Charles Wren zel was arrested today and held for appearance in court Monday. The child is in a hospital suffering from some 50 welts which her mother, Mrs. Zigmund Szafran of Evanston, charges she received at her aunt’s home. Mrs. Wrenzel denied she inflicted the wounds, blaming her 9-year-old daugh ter, Annette. ACCIDENTS INCREASE Fatalities Among Children Less Frequent Than Among Adults. CHICAGO, April 26 (/P). —Accidents to children are increasing far less rapid ly than to adults, it was shown by the 1929 accident analysis, made public to day by the National Safety Council. From 1922 to 1928 total fatalities In creased almost 25 per cent, but acci dental deaths of children under 15 in creased leas than one-tenth of 1 per cent. GROOM FOR RIDING AND HUNT CLUB SHOW *. ... .. Some of the participants in the National Capital Horse Show, at Bradley Farms, May 14-17. Upper: Miss Ruth Ellen Patton clears a jump. Lower: Doris Cunningham and Imogene Gardiner, two of the younger equestriennes. ARKANSAS CONVICTS GUARD SELVES UNDER HONOR SYSTEM Warden Cites Only Two Major Escapes in 27 Years as Proof Plan Is Sound. By the Associated Press. ’ LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 26. Every guard’s a convict and 1,123 con victs guard themselves at the Arkansas State Penitentiary. Nine guards, patrolling the walls of the prison stockade In Little Rock sub urbs, have been recruited from the blue-clad ranks within. At Tucker and Cummins, where more than 1,000 pris oners work In the fields, guards wear the prison blue. Only the shotguns In their hands distinguish them from their fellow prisoners. Warden S. L. Todhunter believes In the honor system. Eleven hundred con victs believe In It, too. The warden points to a record of only two escapes Climb of Griffs Boosts Stock on Local Exchange The climb of the Washington base ball team Into first place in the American League race was reflected on the Washington Stock Exchange yesterday, which reported that the bid price on un listed Washington base ball ad vanced from 45 to 50, while the asked price was raised from 55 to 60. The stronger tone in the stock caused much comment on the exchange. ' COL SELTON ORDERED TO DUTY AT BOSTON Lieut. Col. Hugo D. Selton, Infantry, has been relieved of duty in the Militia Bureau, War Department, and ordered to Boston for duty with Organized Re serves; Lieut. 001. M. E. Locke, Field Artillery, to Boston for duty with Or ganized Reserves; MaJ. W. R. Blair, Signal Corps, from the War Department to Fort Monmouth, N. J.; Capt. F. L. Black, Quartermaster Corps, from the War Department to San Francisco; MaJ, H. R. L. Muller, Coast Artillery, from Brooks Field, Tex., to Fort Bar rancas. Fla.; Capt. C. A. Schwarz waelder. Quartermaster Corps, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to the Philippines; First Lieut. I. L. Mc- Alister, U. S. Army, retired, from El Paso, Tex., to the high schools at Detroit. Changes in the Medical Corps are announced as follows: To the Philip pines—Col. W. P. Hill, at Fort Benning, Ga.; Lieut. Col. A. D. Davis, at San Antonio; Lieut. Col. R. E. Ingalls, at Chicago; MaJ. J. L. Schock, at Wash ington. D. C.; MaJ. John F. Corby, at Georgetown University, this city, and Capt. H. S. Blease, at Hot Springs, Ark. To Hawaii—Col. J. D. Heysinger, at Fort Eustis, Va.; Lieut. Col. G. V. Rukke, at Monterey, Calif.; MaJ. L. B. Pilsbury, at Washington. D. C.; Capt. D. B. Ridgely, at San Francisco, and Capt. J. F. Brooke, at Mlchell Field, N. Y. From Hawaii—Col. R. F. Metcalfe, to San Francisco: MaJ. W. R. Beardsley, to Fort Brady, Mich.; MaJ. F. B. Pratt, to Bolling Field. D. C., and Capt. M. J. Real, to Monterey, Calif. From the Philippines—Lieut. Col. G. D. Graham, to Chicago; Lieut. Col. J. R. Shand, to Fort Lewis, Wash.; MaJ. T. M. Page, to Jk>rt McDowell, Calif.; MaJ. J. E. Poore, to Fort Ontario, N. Y.; MaJ. T. L. Spoon, to Fort Benjamin Harrison. Ind., and Capt. G. P. Sandrock, to Fort Leaven worth, Kans. The President has accepted the resig nation of First Lieut. J. 6. Woolford, Medical Corps, at Fort Sheridan, Bl and that of First Lieut. W. V. Wilker son. Medical Corps, at Fort McDowell, Calif. First Sergt. Horace Jefferson, Machine Gun Troop, 10th Cavalry, at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.. has been placed on the Army retired list on his own ap plication after more than SO years’ active military service. Train Schedule Cat. OMAHA, April 26 (&)—Union Pacific Railroad officials announced today that, effective June 1, the running time of the Portland Limited from Chicago to Portland will be reduced an additional hour, making the through schedule 60 hours and 45 minutes. The Portland Limited is now operating on a 63-hour schedule. of any Importance In 27 years to prove the soundness of his system. In the official personnel of the pen itentiary system there are today only 18 paid employes, including the warden, superintendent of prison farms, three financial clerks and deputy wardens far night duty and prison camp supervision. For the past fiscal year, ending in June, the Arkansas Penitentiary will show a profit of approximately SIOO,OOO earned on the farms. But Warden Tod hunter prefers to figure his profits on the human side of the ledger. “Discipline, a man’s work and lots of fresh air and food makes men of the •boys,’ ’’ he said. “Those fellows learn, for the most part they are decent fel lows started wrong, but when they leave here they walk like men.” WOMEN’S DEATHS ARE LAID TO PACT Letter Found by Attorney Said to Indicate Suicides Were Prearranged. By the Associated Press. LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., April 28. Moresby White, attorney for Mrs. Guy Bates Post, who committed suicide Thursday afternoon after slaying her friend, Mi's. Doris May Palmer, said to night he had found a letter In Mrs. Post’s private desk Indicating the two women had planned a suicide pact. Contents of the letter were not dis closed. White, a former city attorney of Laguna Beach, also acted as legal coun sel for Mrs. Palmer. Revealing the contents of Mrs. Post’s will and a will made by Mrs. Palmer, he said Mrs. Palmer’s will Is not legal because she failed to comply with the law. Mrs. Post, divorcee of the noted actor and the Adele Ritchie of musical com edy fame a quarter of a century ago, specified In her will that all of her prop erty here go to Mrs. Palmer If the former actress preceded her friend In death. If Mrs. Palmer died before Mrs. Post, the will dictated, all of Mrs. Post’s Laguna Beach property was to go to the Laguna Beach Humane Society. Mrs. Palmer’s will, which White says cannot be effected, divides her estate equally between Mrs. Post and a friend, Mrs. Van Essa McDowell of Laguna Beach. Mrs. McDowell lived with Mrs. Palmer. COUNCIL OF CHURCHES ACCEPTS RESIGNATION By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, April 28.—The resigna tion of Rev. Charles S. Macfarland. for 18 years general secretary of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ In Amer ica, has been accepted by the adminis trative committee of the council. His resignation was received last March 28 when the executive body ex pressed the opinion that he had ‘‘com mitted a very great error” in taking pay from the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors. Inc., while functioning as an officer of the Council of Churches. The resignation will take effect Jan uary 1, 1931, and carries with it a retirement allowance and a three month leave of absence beginning May 1. CHARGED WITH ATTACKS Man to Face Grand Jury as Al leged Assailant of Girls. Dellie Clark, colored, 30 years old, was held for grand jury action yesterday under (5,000 bond on charges of crimi nally assaulting one white girl and at tempting to commit criminal assault upon another, after a preliminary hear ing before-Judge Robert K. Mattingly in Police Court. The two charges against Clark each carry the degth penalty as a maximum. . WABASH ACCEPTS I. C. C. MERGER PLAN ' Directors of First Major Road to Accede Gives Notice of Steps Under Terms. By the Associated Press. First notification from a major rail road that it would accept the Inter state Commerce Commission's plan for consolidation of carriers was given the commission yesterday by the Wabash Railway. William H. Williams, chairman of the board of the Wabash, in acquiescing to withdrawal of its previous, proposal for consolidating nine roads, advised the commission that he had been author ized by the road's board of directors to undertake the acquisition of prop erties allocated to the Wabash-Seaboard systems in the official plan. Lines Allocated by I. C. C. In addition to the Wabash and the Seaboard, which would set up the long controverted fifth system in the East, the commission allocated to the group the Lehigh Valley, the Wheeling & Lake Erie, the Pittsburgh <fe West Vir ginia, the Western Maryland, the Akron, Canton & Youngstown; the To ledo, Peoria & Western; the Ann Arbor, the Chesapeake & Ohio of Indiana, the Norfolk & Western, the New Jersey, Indiana & Illinois, and the Manistique & Lake Superior. The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway and the Baltimore & Ohio Railway, two of the four Eastern roads with plans for consolidation pending before the com mission’s plan was promulgated in De cember. previously had withdrawn their proposals at the instance of the Com merce Commission. Ordered to Show Cause. The Wabash and the Delaware & Hudson Co. had been ordered by Charles D. Mahaffle, finance director of the commission, to show cause before May 7 why their plans should not be dismissed as not conforming with the commission's views. No reply from the Delaware & Hudson Co. to this order has been received. Williams said that the railroad ac cepted the views that its application should be withdrawn to the end that specific applications covering terms and conditions of acquisition may be sub stituted. He transmitted a copy of the board's resolution authorizing him to take all steps necessary byway of sepa rate or of successive applications for authority to acquire the properties em braced in the commission’s Wabash- Seaboard system. NAVAL DELEGATES PREPARE TO FIGHT FOR TREATY 0. K. (Continued From First Page.) preparation of the slate of naval offi cers’ assignments to be effected about July 1, which involves a revamping of the general naval board. The Leviathan is expected to dock at 11 o’clock on Tuesday morning, bar ring unforeseen! obstacles. Today has been the first unpleas ant day of the trip. It rained prac tically all day and the sea was choppy, but not enough to cause discomfort aboard the ship where the delegates and other members of the staff Joined other passengers playing games under cover, at intervals, between conferences. Secretary of State Stimson and his colleagues are pleased at the word re ceived by them from Washington late tonight that the Leviathan is to be met and escorted into New York harbor by the battleship Texas and three destroyers. Admiral Pratt advised the Navy De partment from this ship as to the course the Leviathan is following and he suggested that the destroyers meet her on Monday evening at some point between Nantucket and Fire Island and that the Texas meet her at about 8 o'clock on Tuesday morning, off Tomp kinsvllle, at which time a salute of 19 guns will be fired in honor of the Sec retary of State. Admiral Pratt said in his radio mes sages that it was not advisable to have the Texas meet the Leviathan earlier, since the battleship is unable to main tain the speed of the liner. The first that Secretary of the Navy Adams knew of the plan to have the Leviathan and the delegates to the Lon don Conference greeted in this way was when he received a radiogram from the Navy Department telling him that the liner would be met. Admiral Pratt explained tonight that the Texas was coming north from Guan tanamo. Cuba, in any event, to take him on board. He will hoist his flag on the Texas and remain in the vicinity of New York until he is needed in Wash ington. (Copyright. 1930.) ■ ■ I - . O .O Ml TARDIEU TAX REDUCTION MEASURE IS PASSED Parliament Finally Votes Approval After Two Night Sessions. Cut Amounts to $93,900,000. By the Associated Press. PARIS, April 26.—After two night sessions, the French Parliament finally voted the Tardleu government’s tax re duction bill late this evening. Both houses then adjourned until June 3. The reductions provided by the bill, passed at 5 a.m. in the Chamber of Deputies after 24 hours of continuous debating, amounts to about $93,900,000. They affect chiefly taxes on stocks and bonds and financial transactions, the luxury taxes that have not been in force since the lean years of the franc, taxes on hotel bills and the business turnover tax on foodstuffs. In passing the measure tonight, the Senate did not introduce any important changes. LINDBERGH GIVEN WARM WELCOME ON ARRIVAL IN HAVANA (Continued From First Page.) other transatlantic flight in the near future. Letters of greeting from the Cuban government to the secretaries of state of Honduras. Nicaragua, Panama, Co lombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay were placed aboard the plane, together with two official epistles from Port-Au-Prince addressed to Bal boa, Canal Zone, and Valparaiso. Chile. These documents, together with the United States mall carried for distri bution to South American points, will bring the total mall load Col. Lindbergh will carry from Havana tomorrow to 282 pounds and 10 ounces. In the absence of Ambassador Gug genheim, G. Grant Mason, Cuban rep resentative of Pan-American Airways, and Mrs. Mason, acted as hosts to Col. Lindbergh at their home. At the colonel’s request all social plans for the evening were discarded to permit him to retire early. He told the Associated Press he would probably take off at 5:45 a.m. tomorrow. ■ , m- Mrs. Lenna H. Dunlap Dies. STAUNTON,. Va.. April 26 (Special). Mrs. Lenna Hamilton Dunlap, wife of W. W, Dunlap of nearby Swoops, and member of a prominent county died at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital r here, following a week’s illness.