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fU. $. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Cloudy and slightly warmer tonight; tomorrow partly cloudy and warmer. Temperatures—Highest, 71, at 1:15 pm. yesterday; lowest, 68, at 4 am. to day. Full report on page 9. Closing N.Y. Markets, Pages 13,14 &15 Entered as second class matter post office, Washington, D. C. XT Q1 A9O .Dt O. OX)‘±66. SENATE APPROVES $12,000,000 LUMP ' SUM ANO MARKET District Appropriations Bill, Calling for $44,420,455, Is Passed. MEASURE NOW GOES i- BEFORE CONFERENCE Capper and Frazier Lose Fight to Block Agricultural Mart on Southwest Site. After voting 44 to 22, in favor of establishing the farmers’ market in the southwest section near the waterfront, the Senate this afternoon passed the District appropriations bill for the next flsoal year, carrying a total of $44,- 420,455. As passed by the House last month, the bill carried $45,333,117, The meas ure now goes to conference for settle ment of the various points of difference, outstanding among which is the ques tion of what share the Federal Govern ment will bear toward maintaining the Capital City during the next fiscal year. As passed by the Senate, the bill provides for a Federal contribution of $12,000,000, instead of the House provi sion for $9,000,000. Glass Leads Market Backers. The last controversial item in the bill was the item of $300,000 to carry out the bill passed by Congress last year for the establishment of a new farmers’ market on the Southwest site. Senators Capper, Republican, of Kan sas, and Frazier, Republican, of North Dakota, made a fight to have the mar ket item stricken from the bill on the ground that the location of the farmers’ market should be postponed because of changed conditions since last year. Senator Glass, Democrat, of Virginia, replied that the question of where the farmers’ new market should be located was debated thoroughly by Congress last year and that there were no new factors to warrant a change. After a brief discussion, the vote was taken, and resulted in a victory for those advocating the appropriation for the Southwest site by 2 to 1. Since this item already had been approved by the House, the Senate action in ac cepting it means that it will not be subject to change in conference and will be in the measure as finally en acted. Capper Attacks Market. Senator Capper, in opposing the bill’s provisions regarding the farmers’ mar ket, read a letter from the Maryland- Virginla Farmers’ Market Association, which he said represented 500 farmers, and from a special committee of the Federation of Citizens’ Associations, op posing the appropriation for the South west site. Senator Capper declared that in his opinion it would be a waste of funds to build the Farmers’ Market at the pro posed Southwest location. The letter from the Farmers’ Mar ket Association, signed by S. D. Shaw, executive secretary, stated that the members of the organization were plan ning to go to the market being estab lished near Fifth street and Florida avenue northeast on a portion of the Patterson tract. Just before the bill passed, Senator Frazier sought to add an amendment appropriating $60,000 to buy land in the vicinity of Fifth and Van Bureu streets northwest for a proposed new high school, but Senator Bingham -of Connecticut, in charge of the bill, raised a point of order, which was sustained. Senator Bingham had an amendment adopted today authorizing- the Welfare and Recreational Association of Public Buildings and Grounds to operate the bathing pools that are under the direc tion of the director of public buildings and parks. Three Amendments Voted. While the appropriation bill was un der consideration in the Senate, three amendments were adopted which added a total of $509,600 to the amount of the bill as it came from tne appropria tions committee. They were: For the building of a subway to abol ish the Chestnut street grade crossing, $250,000; the placing back in the bill of the House item of $25,000 for a sur vey of the power needs of the District with a view to establishing a municipal power plant, and the Howell amend ment providing for the raising of $234,600 from general taxation to help meet the needs of the Water Depart ment. The Senate, at the same time, pio vided for an increase in water rates, but lower than those favored by the House. These water rates will be set tled finally in conference. The Senate struck out the House item of $135,000 to rebuild and widen the Monroe street viaduct in Brookland. There is a separate bill pending in this connection to authorize a new viaduct on Michigan avenue, one block from Monroe street, but no appropriation for this was Inserted in the appropriation bill bv the Senate. While opposing the $300,000 item for the Farmers’ Market, Senator Frazier said the District had many other more urgent needs, especially in the school system He declared that in Washing ton “we have some of the poorest school buildings in the United States.” He de scribed the portable school buildings here as “not only a disgrace to Wash ington. but they would be a disgrace to any city.” _ . . Senator Robinson, Democrat, of Arkansas asked Senator Frazier If it was the attitude of local citizens that no market appropriation should be made In order to use this money for other needs, or whether the rejection of this market item would be followed later by a reopening of the question of a site for the market. WIEROZ - STARTS FLIGHT TO NATAL By the Associated Press. ST LOUIS, Senegal, May 12.—Julea Meroz, French flyer, took off today for HaUl, Brazil, at 11 a m. Mermoz left Perpignan, France, May *, on the first lap of his trip in a posUl hydro airplane. It Is the same ma chine he used recently in setting a new neord for duration and distance with such craft, covering 4,276 kilometers in (HWkMM - M. E. CHURCH "SPANKS" PRESS FOR AIRING FIGHT ON BISHOPS Regusted at Publicity Given Charges of Political Activity Made Against Bishop Cannon and 3 Others. By the Associated Preti. DALLAS, Tex., May 12.—The General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South today voted to deliver a reprimand to the press for giving pub licity to charges brought against bish ops of the Church. The action was taken on a motion of Dr. G. C. French of Denton, Tex., who , said he was “regusted” with the treat ment accorded the bishops since the General Conference began. Dr. French asked the conference to name a committee of five to draw up the reprimand, and to turn it over to the press with the request that it be given as much space as was given the charges placed before the committee on episcopacy by Rev. Rembert Smith of Washington, Ga., who is not a member of the conference, and who has fought the four bishops named ever since the general election of 1928. The vote to name the committee was passed by a large majority, only a few GANDHI SUCCESSOR SEIZED BY BRITISH; HINDUS RAID DEPOT More Than 100 Arrested as Natives Are Caught in Act at Shiroda. By the Associated Press. BOMBAY, India, May 12.—Mahatma Gandhi’s civil resisUnce movement to day received Its second great setback with the arrest of Abbas Tyabjl and a large group of his Immediate followers at the moment when they were starting from Navsari to raid the Dharsana salt works. The government’s abortive action followed Tyabjl’s refusal to call off the proposed raid after repeated warnings by government officials. The first great raid on a salt depot by Gandhi’s followers occurred today at Shiroda. Police swooped down on the Hindu raiders, caught them in the act and arrested about 100. The news of the wholesale arrests was com municated to Bombay by the Maharastra Satyagraha (civil disobedience) com mittee. Large Quantities Removed. j Two groups of volunteers had worked : half an hour unmolested when the police ! arrived. One hundred and fifty were seized; of the whole body about 20 leaders were detained in custody, the remainder being ; released. Meanwhile another body of volunteers reached the depot and removed large quantities of salt The district superintendent of police then appeared upon the scene. Police arrested 65 more raiders. Great crowds of villagers surrounded the raiding parties, eagq fty buying the misappropriated salt from the volunteers as fast as it was collected. Command of tm forces of "passive resistance” lmmedately was taken over by Mrs. Sajronji Naidu, Hindu poetess, selected Jjy the mahatma to automatic ally quCceed as leader. The seizure of Tyabjl coincided with government plans for a tightening of control of the entire Indian situation. Troops Sent to Sholapur. While the arrested leader and his cohorts were being transferred to the jail just outside of Navsari, the civil authorities in Sholapur announced that two more military detachments had been sent from Poona, the second battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles and a whole battalion of headquarters troops, to complete military control of that dis turbed community. Almost simultanteously the British authorities in the Gujerat district sent a final notification to the Haji of Turangzai, serving notice upon him to remove with his followers with all speed from the vicinity of the recently em battled Peshawar. Before the ultimatum was issued hand-written posters, purporting to come from the haji’s followers, and headed, “A Message fit Hope," were found posted In mosques and bazaars of Peshawar. They assured the citizens that the haji possessed* large numbers of ma chine guns, other arms and airplanes, and that followers swarmed around him like locusts. The posters also stated that an at tack soon would be made byway of Shabhadar and Mardan, and told the oltizens that if any delay occurred it was not to be regarded as surrender. Peshawar was quiet today, a heavy rain having caused an appreciable fall in the temperature of both the atmos phere and the people. 300 Police Halt March. Three hundred police made the ar rest of Tyapji and his followers. The forehead of the 80-year-old successor to Gandhi, was besmudged with saf fron, rallying color of India's fight for Independence. The march to Dharsaana began at Karadi, just a few miles from Navsari. Before setting out from the Nationalist encampment there Tyabjl and his fol lowers sang Gandhi's favorite hymn: “The Valshnav Is He Who Knows the Calamities of Others.” Mrs. Gandhi, wife of the imprisoned (Continued on Page 2, Column 8?) BEEFSTEAK DOESN’T MISS CAFEMAN WHEN DETROIT MISS MISSES GRAVY Girl Returns Partly Filled Order—in Restaurant Pro prietor’s Eye, Starting Battle That Leads to Arrest. I By the Associated Press. DETROIT, May 12—Miss Hazel Chapman admitted she Is quite a tolerant young lady, except in the mat ter of steak without gravy. And Michael Sarkerlosan's black eye is fine testimony of Miss Chapman's strong , feelings in the matter. Miss Chapman came to Michael’s res taurant at S a.m., demanding steak and 'S3£ Michael brought forth a fins J fflht %uvam Jifef. V v J V WITH SIHfBAY MORNING EDITION /**W WASHINGTON, D. C„ MONDAY, MAY 12, 1930—THIRTY-SIX PAGES. ** scattered nays being recorded. Selec tion of the committee was left to the secretary, the chair having questioned the propriety of one of the bishops naming It. In his complaint, the Rev. Mr. Smith charged Bishops James Cannon, jr„ Washington; Edwin D. Mouzon, North Carolina; John M. Moore, Texas, and H. M. Dubose of Tennessee, with undue political activities In the 1928 presiden tial campaign and with having opposed Alfred E. Smith because he was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. The General Conference expressed a virtual vote of confidence fn its bishops by voting to reprimand the press. After the motion had been adopted, two of the bishops named, for the first time since the complaints were pre ferred before the committee on epis copacy, talked to newspaper men re garding these complaints. Heretofore all except one of the bishops have re fused to discuss the charges. Botli prelates pointed out that every (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.) Judge Parker Smiles As He Leaves After Thanking President Judge John J. Parker of North Carolina called at the White House today and left smiling. Rejected by the Senate by the narrowest of margins for a Su preme Court justice, Judge Park er called to express his apprecia tion to President Hoover for his nomination. Good humored and genial as he left, he nevertheless declined to pose for photographers. He said that he was deeply grate ful for what had been done In his behalf by his friends, but would make no comment about the Senate’s adverse action upon his nomination to the highest court in the land. BOY IN SHACKLE QUIZ FLEES SCHOOL Vlk and Five Others Here and Eight at Annapolis Insti tution Escape. One of the two boys about whom an investigation into the use of iron lag shackles at the National Training School for Boys was started last week led five other boys in an escape from the school last night. Otto Garell Vlk, who was recently kept In the irons for 38 days following an escape attempt, today was described by training school officials as the ring leader of the band of boys who about midnight last night eluded guards and left the school. The wholesale break occurred about the same time as a break from the Dis trict Training School, at Annapolis, a Washington institution, in which five boys and three girls escaped. Descriptions of all 13 of the missing boys and girls have been supplied Dis trict, Maryland and Virginia police, who are on the lookout for them. The two escapes, police believe, were conducted independently of each other, the schools having no connection with each other. The National Training School for Boys is a Federal institution of correction for boys while the Dis trict Training School is a District of Columbia institution maintained for mental delinquents. Shackling to Be Explained. Last week, when Francis H. Duehay, president of the board of directors, learned that Vlk and another youth. Austin Herield, had been kept in leg irons 38 days he ordered an investiga tion of the use of shackles. The board will hear the explanation of E. J. Hickey, superintendent of the school, at a meeting at the school Thursday aft ernoon. Officials at the school this morning confirmed the report that the boys had escaped, but would give no details of how they did. With Vlk went Charles Shelby, Joseph Slabirick, Howard Riggs, Shirley Castbell and Edward Trebinseck. Five boys who got away from the school at Annapolis are believed to have returned four hours after making their escape and aided three girls, one a Washington girl, get out of the girls’ dormitory with the aid of ropes made of blankets. Flight Through Fields. Dr. K. B. Jones, superintendent of the school, today said Investigation has shown the boys left the school about midnight, eluding the school guards and making their escape across the open fields. The girls, however, were not missed until about 4 o’clock, when guards in the girls’ dormitory found blankets hanging from the girls’ win dows. Those who escaped are Elmer San ders, 20; Leonard Findlay, 18; Anthony Thomas, 20; Joseph Childs, 22; Leslie Johnson, 17; Doris Power, 18; Louis Beach, 16, and Sarah Ramsey, 16. The Ramsey girl and the Johnson boy, ac cording to police, live in Washington, the former in the 4700 block of Con duit road and the latter In the 3000 block of Vista street northeast. The boys and girla are believed to have stolen the automobile of Robert J. Woodward of Annapolis to get away from the school. The car Is missing and was taken about the time the boys and girls made their escape, police aay. "Where,” said Miss Chapman, “Is the gravy?” Michael was apologetic. The gravy department, he explained, closed at midnight. There could be no gravy. Whereupon Miss Chapman hurled the steak into Michael’s face, following with a few swift rights and lefts. Chairs were overturned, Michael yelled, and a policeman came. Miss Chapman went "Nothing makes me madder,” Miss Chapman told the Judge as she paid a $25 fine, “than to ordtr steak and , FAVORABLE ACTION = ROBERTS SEEN BY MINORITY GROUP . Norris Declares “No Single” i Protest Has Been Received 5 , by Committee. ! PENNSYLVANIA DRYS INDORSE NOMINATION l Sheppard Will Await Action by Judiciary Body Before Taking Stand. By the Associated Press. The first step toward Senate con firmation of Owen J. Roberts as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court was taken today with action by the judiciary committee to refer the nomi nation to a subcommittee. Little difficulty in obtaining con firmation was expected, but the sub committee will go thoroughly into any complaints. The Judiciary chairman, Norris of Nebraska, and others outside the fold of the Republican regulars predicted early and favorable action. Senator Sheppard of Texas, a dry, who had indicated opposition to Rob erts because of a 1923 speech by him, said today he was satisfied with the explanation that had been made for the nominee. Roberts had been quoted as criticizing the eighteenth amendment, but it was explained that he was discussing a legal point involved. Sheppard Withholds Stand. Sheppard said he wanted "to wait until the committee disposes of the nomination before taking a stand on it, but I will not oppose him unless it is shown that he is prejudiced against the law." The nomination was indorsed in a telegram received today by Senator Reed of Pennsylvania from Dr. Homer W. Tope of Philadelphia, State super intendent of the Pennsylvania Anti- Saloon League. ■ - Reed said he had received Informal assurances from other dry groups in Pennsylvania that they approved Rob erts. "It Is natural for a man to get the corporation viewpoint when he is sur rounded by the influences of big busi ness,” Senator Norris said, "but Roberts has demonstrated his independence in his activities in connection with the oil prosecution. It was a magnificent job • he did. At no point did he ever hesl- Lng'buSness*" 6 he was constantly flsht lUsport Expected in Week. i The subcommittee is expected to re port to the full judiciary committee a week from today. Norris said the committee would act "immediately” on its recommendation. Senator Walsh of Montana, assistant Democratic leader and a dry, alsp said he saw no reason why Roberts should not be confirmed promptly. Senators Simmons and Overman, the two Democratic North Carolina Sena tors who supported so strongly the re jected nomination of Judge John J. Parker, refrained from taking any po sition. Both said they wanted the sub committee "to develop the facts.” Norris said "no single protest” has been received by the Judiciary commit tee and that the Justice Department declared, when asked for information, that it "had nothing." Senator Watson of Indiana, the Re publican leader, said he had no doubt that the Roberts nomination would be confirmed. The same Senators who considered the Parker nomination were named as the Roberts subcommittee—Borah, Re- i publican, Idaho; Hebert, Republican, : Rhode Island, and Overman, Democrat, North Carolina. While the North Carolina Senator headed the Parker subcommittee, Borah was named chairman of the Roberts , subcommittee. PERSIMUAKTfOLL SET AT 3,000 DEAD r “ I Rift in Earth Two Miles Wide Is ! Reported—Flooded Roads De- j lay Rescue Workers. , By the Associated Press. TEHERAN, Persia, May 12.—The ] death roll in recent earthquakes in I Persia today was stated to be nearing 1 3,000 persons. , The earthshocks are continuing, but j have lessened In their intensity at | Tabriz. They still are very severe i around Salmas. 1 The horror of the situation In that district today was heightened by ter rific thunderstorms, whose rumble added panic to the already terrified In- 1 habitants. i The American mission for relief work 1 has begun to receive funds, but water- i logged roads made it Impossible lor I motor lorries to approach Salmas. i A rift in the earth two miles wide I has opened between Urumyah and 1 Salmas. ] I WITNESS SAYS KOHLER \ FORBADE FIRM’S AID ; Secretary-Treasurer' Kroos Pirst I Defense Witness in Wisconsin ' Governor’s Ouster Trial. By the Associated Press. ' SHEBOYGAN, Wis., May 12.—0. A. Kroos, secretary-treasurer of the Kohler Co. and first defense witness in the ouster trial of Gov. Walter J. Kohler, charged with spending more than the legal $4,000 In his 1928 primary cam paign, testified today that the governor had told him "emphatically and posi tively” to “keep the company out of the campaign.” j The State contends that Kohler’s manufacturing plant was used in fur- • thering his campaign by assuming ; extraordinary campaign bills. i Kroos said that he was the only company executive present at the time , the governor issued the order. Kohler himself was leaving for a speaking trip, Ihe said, while Herbert Kohler, execu tlve vice president, was on the West Coast,* ■* • ( Radio Progmmij. m Pago C-3 j sfsf “CANNED” BANDS FOR ARMY BRING SMILES FROM SOUSA “Will Truck Keep in Step, Too?” Famous Leader and Composer Queries. Motor to Carry Mechanical Music in Experiment at Fort Washington. BY GRETCHEN S. SMITH. “Strike up the band truck!” At the command, the mechanical device containing a generous supply of canned music, placed upon the plat form of a military truck, was started into motion by the non-com seated at the aide of the truck driver, the martial (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.) POLICE SURPRISE BANDITS A? WORK Capture Four 4n Act of Searching Patrons at Roma Gardens Road House. After lining the patrons up against the wall and starting to search them at the Roma Gardens road house, on the Rockville pike, early today, four hold-up men were captured by a trio of Montgomery County policemen be fore they had time to escape. The men surprised by the policemen gave their names as Michael P. Parella. 28, 800 block of K street southwest; Francis Harding, 24. first block of New York avenue, and Harry Atchison, 25, 3600 block of Thirteenth street, all of Washington, and James W. Callan, 23, of Brooklyn. They were placed in the Rockville Jail on technical charges of investigation. Bandits Crash Door. I The raid was made by Windsor Poole, Robert Howes and J. E. Shoemaker, Montgomery county policemen. The officers reported one of the bandits called at the road house early today, but was told the place was closed. He returned with his companions a few minutes later and crashed in the front door. One of the men leaped on a table and with his hand in his pocket swept the room in which the party was being held and told all of those present to throw up their hands. When the guests lined against the wall, three of the bandits are said to have started search ing them. The police have as yet been unable to ascertain the amount of money that was taken, but they did find a check in the police car which is believed to have been dropped by one of the men while being taken to the Be thesda substation. Police Find No Guns. No guns were found on the quartet, but one of them had, the police said, a blackjack which it is believed he held in his pocket in a menacing manner and which the victims believed was a gun. Soon after the stick-up began someone reached a telephone and called both the Rockville headquarters and the Western district station of the Montgomery County Police at Bethesda. Shoemaker responded from Bethesda and Poole and Howes came from the opposite direction and they reached the place in time to observe the men in the act. They had not completed their search by the time the police arrived. The placing of charges agalnt the men is awaiting a further investigation by Chief Moxley, Sergt. Rodgers of the western district station and State's At torney Robert Peter, Jr. THREE TRUSTIES FLEE LEAVENWORTH PRISON Authorities Give Names of House breaker, Mann Act Violator and Motor Car Transporter. By the Associated Press. LEAVENWORTH, Kans., May 12— Federal penitentiary officials here an nounced today that three trusties had escaped yesterday from the prison farm. They were Dan Crowley, alias Pat Quigley, 44, received November 30, 1929, from Madison, Wis., to serve three years for transporting a stolen motor car; James R. Settle, 27, received July 14, 1926, from Washington, D. C., to serve four years for housebreaking and lar ceny; Frank Wright, 32, received Janu ary SO this year from El Paso to serve two years for violation of tbt Mann not. i HP, fe'.'ll W L JOHN PHILIP SOUSA. LIQUOR MATERIAL RULING GETS TEST U. S. Cites Three to Show Cause Why Property Should Not Be Destroyed. The first proceeding under the recent decision of the United States Supreme Court holding subject to confiscation paraphernalia designed and intended for use in the manufacture of Intoxicating liquor was filed today in the District Supreme Court by United States Attor ney Leo A. Rover and Assistant United States Attorney Harold W. Orcutt. Jus tice Jennings Bailey ordered a seizure of the property and cited the former own ers, James Hunter, Williaip M. Hunter and Walter H. Hunter, to show cause June 5 why the articles should not be destroyed as contraband. The articles were taken in a raid on premises 919 D street February 4, 1930, and are being held in the Government storehouse, 322 Thirteen-and-a-half street, and formed the basis of a tem porary "padlock” injunction granted against the premises. Three typewritten pages are covered in the list of articles to be libeled and confiscated. They include kegs, bottles, glass jars, corks, caps, malt, hops, fla voring extracts, labels, and the like. The petition of the Government charges that two sections of the na tional prohibition law were violated. Section 23 forbids the display and sale of property designed for use in the making of intoxicating liquor and in tended to be used for that purpose. Section 18 covers utensils, contrivances, preparations, compounds, tablets and substances designed for use in the manufacture of liquor. Children Burn 170 Homes. NIZHNI-NOVGOROD. Russia, May 12 (A*). —Children playing with matches started a fire which swept through the village of Shatkala, Arzamas district, destroying 170 homes, many warehouses and other buildings, according to a de layed dispatch reaching here today. The fire occurred on Sunday. CAR THIEF TOO HONEST TO JAIL IS RELEASED BY PROSECUTOR Colored Man Takes Auto and Repents, Driving it to Police Before Loss Is Reported. The tender conscience of Thomas H. Stokes, colored, 600 block of Third street northeast, got him in trouble, and it undoubtedly would have been serious If there hadn’t been an assist ant district attorney at Police Court who recognized the quality of such a conscience. Stokes was strolling through the streets of southeast Washington on a balmy day last week, and as the endless procession of automobiles filed past him, he was seized with a desire to take a ride. The desire was so strong within him that he didn’t quite realize what he was doing when he stepped in a shiny car at Sixth and E streets and pulled away from the curb. As Stokes drove toward his home, he thought about what be had just cjone. The pain to his conscience became eo excruciating that he decided to make amends for the evil deed. He turned the Mr Reward * building on Ninth The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press news service. Saturday's Circulation, 113,22* Sunday’s Circulation, 117,548 (JP) Moans Associated Press. “GINGER” MYSTERY ALARMS OFFICIALS Three Branches of Federal Government Intensify Probe of Strange Drink. Thoroughly alarmed over the “Ja maica ginger" mystery, three branches of the Federal Government have in tensified their probe of the strange drink which has left victims with paralysis from which so far there has been no recovery, in several States. The forces of the Prohibition Bureau have been augmented by the Public Health 'Service, of the Treasury ahd the Pood and Drug Administration of the Department of Agriculture. Agents of the Government are being sent into new territory, fresh analyses of available samples of apparently harmless Jamaica ginger are being made, and even monkeys and dogs have been Inflicted with the drink in efforts which up to now have proved utterly futile, * to unravel the mystery of the paralysis. Scientists of the three branches of Government now making a new drive on the “paralysis ginger" admitted to day that they have been unable to fathom the mystery. What kind of poi , son has been striking down the drinkers ' they have been unable to determine from many different investigation*. Redoubled efforts are under way, not only to find the reason for the paraly sis, but to discover the sources, the manufacturers and to bring the guilty perpetrators of the poisonous drink to justice. t Dr. Doran Is Mystified, f Dr. James M. Doran, commissioner . of prohibition, who Is a chemist of long , experience In the Government, declared ' today that the Jamaica ginger which is [ poisoning such an alarming number of i people “Is positively the most mysterious and devastating thing I have ever met ! in my experience. I have never known 1 anything,” he said, “to have such a ■ devastating effect.” r “The alarming Increase in paralysis caused from this source." Dr. Doran said, “is a cause of national concern. r of far greater proportions than has ! been realised, and we are doing every » thing within our power to stop it.” New reports were laid before Dr. Doran today by Peter Valaer, chemist 1 of the Prohibition Bureau, who has just ’ returned from Atlanta. Valaer re ; ported that victims were being brought ■ Into clinics In Georgia in wheel chairs, i (Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) LEAGUE COUNCIL ACCEPTS RESIGNATION OF HUGHES Special Election to Be Held in Sep tember to Choose New Interna tional Court Member. By the Associated Press. GENEVA, May 12.—The resignation of Charles Evans Hughes from the Permanent Court for International Jus tice today was accepted by the Council of the League of Nations as its first important act after assembling under the presidency of Voyislav Marinko vitch, Jugosldvlan foreign minister, i The council voted to hold a special : election at the next assembly in Sep , fcember to elect a successor to Mr. i Hughes. Dr. Julius Curtius, German foreign . minister, sat in the council for the first time. street northeast which he knew as “No. ».*’ "Yes, I’ve stolen a car,” said Stokes to the uniformed clerk. "It's parked out front and my name is Thomas H. Stokes." "This man is ‘nuts,’ ” said the police, after a check-up had indicated that the colored man had told the truth. Stokes was sent to Gallinger for men tal observation. Police of the ninth precinct had the honor of locating a stolen machine nearly two hours be fore it was reported stolen by C. T. Lacy, 493 G street southwest, the owner. The colored man was returned to police from Gallinger within a tew ‘ days. Doctors at the hospital wanted to know why the officers ever thought 1 Stokes other than sane. He was brought into Police Court today by ] Policeman P. C. Wheeler, i “The man is too honest to prose cute," said John R. Fitzpatrick, as- i slstant United Btates attorney, in re- i fusing to make formal charges out < against him. ( TWO CENTS. iSTIMSON DEPENDS i TREATY PARITY AS “PRACTICAL STEP" Equal Naval Strength Be tween U. S. and Britain Is Only Way, Senators Hear. DIFFERENCE IN POWERS’ POSITIONS IS OUTLINED Hoover’s Attitude in Leaving Ne gotiations to Delegation Is Praised by Secretary. by G, GOULD LINCOLN. The parity between the British and American navies, laid down In the naval treaty, was defended by Secretary Stlmson today, appearing; before the Senate foreign relations committee, as both fair and practical. We figured that parity meant equal naval strength between the two fleets,” said Secretary Stlmson. ‘Tn our opinion, that Is the only practical way to arrive at parity. Some people have argued that this is not sufficient; that Great Britain has more naval bases and a greater versatility of tonnage. On the other hand, If we should insist upon going into such subjects, Great Britain would turn around and say to us that I Brltain Is an insular power, with In food supplies and dependent u P^ n , ot be r necessities from abroad for which America can depend upon her selT* The British, furthermore, would S ? y .u h ; at I * he , y have Powerful neighbors at their back door, while America has none. Safe for This Country. “If you Insist upon going Into these questions,” said Secretary Stlmson, em phatically, “you will never get parity You cannot appraise the value of these considerations in terms of each other The only thing you can do Is to meas ure the actual strength of the two navies. “It Is a safe standard, so far as tWs country Is concerned.” Secretary Stlmson referred to criti cisms of the treaty made by those who say that the United States needs only the larger 10.000-ton cruisers, while the British desire smaller cruisers. He said that this criticism was not justified. Secretary Stimson’s appearance be fore the foreign relations committee today marked the first of the public hearings which will be held by that committee before the treaty Is reported to the Senate for its consideration. At the outset of the hearing, Chairman Borah of the foreign relations eommlt tee announced to Secretary Stlmson that the treaty was now before the com mit tee, and that the committee would be glad to have his views upon It. The committee room, the large minority room In the Senate Office Building, was well filled with visitors and practlcallv all members of the foreign relations committee were present when Mr. Stlm son began his statement. Attitude of Others Is Commented On. “The American delegation went to London to the naval conference without any specific instructions from President Hoover,” said Secretary Stlmson, dis cussing the method which had been employed in conducting the negotiations leading up to the treaty. ‘'We knew his general view, for we had had con ferences with him before we left Washington. The President preferred to trust the delegation to use Its owr discretion in matters of negotiation. •'This is very different from the atti tude of many of our fellow countrymen, who did not hesitate to advise us by cable what to do. The one man who had the right to instruct us, however, left matters in our hands. For this the members of the American delegation, I can say, were profoundly gratified. It was a difficult situation in London, changing from day to day, and the method of the President was the only way to handle it. ’ If any mistakes were made the re sponsibility for them rests with the American delegation.” Secretary Stimson, referring to a radio address made from London by Senator Robinson of Arkansas on April 20, 1930, declared that Senator Robinson had stated concisely the interpretation of the entire American delegation In Lon don. Mr. Stimson said that there were two distinct naval problems before the London Conference. The first, he said related to the navies of the Unite* States. Great Britain and Japan, tilt "oceanic powers” as they were referred to at the conference. The second prob lem he said related to the navies of Great Britain, Prance and Italy, “the European powers.” The two problem* he said were related to each other onlv by the fact that Great Britain was a party to both. Unworried by Italy or Franc*. ‘‘So far as the American NavL Is concerned.” said Secretary Stlmson, “we are not concerned In the naval con struction of either Prance or Italy In any direct sense. We are concerned In it only as It affects the British navy. 1 think this is equally true of Japan. “Os these two problems, the first, the oceanic problem, we reached a complete solution and agreement.* It was the other problem. Involving Great Britain, Prance and Italy, In which only a par tial solution was reached, with no com plete agreement.” Mr. Stlmson said that the work of (Continued on Page 2, Column 8 ) OFFICERSACCUSED OF DRY PLOT RESIGN Police Chief and Deputy of Coffey ville, Kan*., Charged With • Taking Protection Honey. B.v the Associated Press. COFFEYVILLE, Kans., May 18.—B. E. Hackney, chief of police; two members of his department and Deputy Sheriff William P. 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