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(U. 8. Weather Bureau gbrecast.) Increasing cloudiness tonight, followed by showers and thunderstorms tomor row; cooler tomorrow afternoon and night. Temperatures—Highest, 86, at 4:30 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 63, at 5 a.m. today. Full report on page 9. ClosingfN.Y. Markets. Paiei 13,14 &15 Entered as second class matter post office, Washington. D. C. No. 31,433. : MALTESE PREMIER, : FIRED ON. ESCAPES AS SHOT GOES WILD Would-Be Assassin, Seized by Police, Is Linked With Nationalist Party. POLITICO-RELIGIOUS ROW INVOLVES MINISTER Controversy Made More Acute by Homan Catholic Order Forbidding Vote for Government. By the Associated Press. VALETTA, Malta. May 23—An at tempt was made today to assassinate Lord Strickland of Sizergh, prime min ister of the Maltese government. He was fired at point blank, but was not hurt. A man named Miller was seised by the police, charged with the shooting. Further identification of the prisoner awaited his examination. The attempted assassination occurred as Strickland, accompanied by a police superintendent, was entering the Court of Appeal to attend a case wherein the prime minister appears as the plaintiff and in which the Nationalists are at tempting to invadidate all the laws passed by the government. Two Shots Fired Into Air. As the prime minister stepped in, he Was fired at with a revolver from a few yards. The bullet missed, but Strickland ap peared momentarily dazed. The police at once seized the assail ant. The next two shots went into the air. Strickland quickly recovered his com posure and with a smile, watched the accused led away. Crowds immediately surrounded the prime minister and gave him a frenzied ovation. Prime Minister Strickland’s assailant was reported to have played a prom inent part in riots which occurred in June, 1919, when he was arrested for tearing up a “Union Jack.” Police Guard City. The excitement began to quiet down as the day passed, but the police re mained on duty in force in the belief that trouble might break out at any moment. Telephone inquiries were pouring into the capital from all over the island and it was apparent to the authorities that indignation was high over the attempted killing of the premier. A former ‘ Nationalist minister only escaped rough handling by the crowds through the intervention of the oollce. When Lord Strickland motored back to his official residence he was greeted enthusiastically in the streets. After the shooting, a wave of great excitement swept through the town. The news of the attempted assassina tion spread quickly throughout the island and people began flocking by scores into Valetta. Police reinforcements were summoned In the fear that Nationalist disorders would be staged. . Miller, the prisoner. Is a supporter , of the Nationalist party. Great British Naval Base. Malta is a British island possession In the Mediterranean, and is one of the mast important British naval bases. It has a governor general, and a legis lature, which functions according to ordinary parliamentary procedure. Recent dispatches have told of trou ble between the state and Catholic church on the island. It was said m debate In the House of Commons in London that the Catho lic Archbishop of Malta had announced that any one voting for Lord Strick land. prime minister, or any members of the constitutional party during the forthcoming elections would be com mitting a mortal sin. Lord Strickland, himself a Catholic, was said to have refused to allow a Franciscan priest, who was a British citizen, to be transferred against his will to Sicily on orders of the superior of the community In Malta. The gov ernment asserted that the transfer was Ordered on political grounds. At the time it was understood the ’ .(Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) ; COUNT CIANO LISTED t FOR POSITION IN U. S. Home Reports Indicate Mussolini’s Son-in-Law's Appointment as | Italian Embassy Secretary. By the Associated Press. ROME, May 23.—Diplomatic circles In Rome were gossiping last night about reports that Count Gaieazzo Ciano, son in-law of Premier Mussclinl, may soon be sent to Washington as secretary in the Italian embassy. He would take with him his wife, the former Edda Mussolini, whom he mar ried April 24. The couple are finishing their honeymoon in the south-of Italy and are expected to return shortly to Rome. Count Ciano now is secretary of the Italian embassy to the Holy See. "PROPS FROM LAST SEASON’S FLOPS”! OFFERED TO BARGAIN HUNTERS | Here’s Chance to Get "Porgy’s” Goat Cheap or the Donkey in "The Black Crook." •r the Associated Press. NEW YORK, May 23. Anybody fcrant to buy a nice, gentle wooden loco motive that had a walk-on part in “After Dark”? ; Or the live goat from “Porgy”? ' Or the gadget that put the rain in ♦‘Rain.”? Or a grand barrel organ from “The Hairy Ape”? All of these playthings, which would fcdd just that inimitable touch to any home and entertal nthe kiddies no end, are for sale —and right cheap, too. ■ Cleon Throckmorton, designer and HANIHARA BREAKS SILENCE ON “CONSEQUENCES” NOTE Former Japanese Ambas- I sador Refers to Immigration Law at Dinner to Castle. I Holds American People Will Be Fair to Others and to Themselves. TOKIO, May 23 (&). —Mas an so Hani hara, Japanese Ambassador to the United States in 1924, when Congress ! passed the Immigration law excluding Japanese, today broke six years of si lence regarding that incident with a . dramatic speech at the farewell din ner for William R. Castle, jr., special American Ambassador to Japan. Hanlhara described before the Japan- Amerlca Society the famous episode in which his letter referring to “grave consequences” figured so prominently and ended his diplomatic career. Hanihara’s reference to immigration climaxed a speech in which he paid a tribute to Castle and sketched the recent history of Japanese-American relations. He described the exclusion Incident as “the unhappy exception” in a generally smooth and friendly course. “Naturally,” Hanihara said, “the Japanese government and people deeply resented this, and that resentment is felt now as it was then. Nor will it ever die out so long as the wound GRAF TO START FOR RIO TONIGHT Departure From Pernambuco Delayed to Take Hydro gen and Water. By the As.oci.ted Pres*. PERNAMBUCO, Brazil, May 23. The Graf Zeppelin was moored safely today to a squat red and white mast here at the end of its first trans equatorial flight and its sixth trans atlantic crossing. Tonight, after the tropical sun has set, Dr. Hugo Eckener, the ship’s mas ter, will start it on the third lap of its 18,000-mile journey from Fried richshafen still further southward to Rio Janeiro. The Graf arrived over Campo Giqula, the landing field here, at 8:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. Eastern standard time), just 61 hours from the time it circled La Tablada Airdrome twice at Seville, Spain, and started southeastward to ward Brazil. After circling Campo Giqula once it rode ofT over the City of Pernambuco, but was back in a few minutes. Ropes fluttered from its gondolas, were grabbed by an infantry landing crew of 350 and at 8:05 pm. (6:05 p.m. Eastern standard time) it had been pulled to earth and attached to the especially constructed mast. Passengers Glad to Land. Its 19 passengers and crew dis embarked. happy at being once more on terra flrma. But there was not the atmosphere of having survived success fully a hazardous ordeal such as old timers in Zeppelin traffic among them said had existed after previous flights. After a rather elaborate reception they all sought beds in hotels here. Dr. Eckener gave a message to the Brazilian press: “I salute the great Brazilian people and wish for them peace and prosperity, which is my hope also for all the people of the two American continents." It originally was intended to fly on to Rio Janeiro, which Is 1,250 miles distant, at dawn, but Dr. Eckener an nounced the delay until evening, prob ably at 7 o’clock (5 p.m. Eastern standard time), so as to allow time to replenish the supply of hydrogen lift ing gas and water ballast and in recog nition of his passengers’ desire to see something of the city to which they had come. First Dirigible in Region. The arrival of the Graf created a sensation here. It was the first time a dirigible has been seen in these parts and people came from all over North eastern Brazil, many from surprisingly out-of-the-way places. As the huge ship hove into view the crowd cheered themselves hoarse. When finally it had pulled to earth guards almost had to fight with the crowd to keep them away. During the night, work proceeded in j unloading the Graf’s cargo of mail, and > in putting into the gas bag 1,000 cubic (Continued on Page 2, Column 7.) D. C. DRY BILL TAKEN UP Senate Committee to Consider How ell Measure This Afternoon. The Senate District committee is slated to resume consideration of the Howell local dry bill In executive ses sion this afternoon, with a possibility ol reaching a final decision on the measure. A week ago the committee devoted considerable time to discussion of pro posed amendments, but did not finish. The bill would confer prohibition en forcement authority on all local police men, extend the search warrant pro visions and re-enact portions of the Sheppard law, which made Washing ton dry prior to national prohibition. builder of stage sets, offers them to the bargain-minded under the slogan: “Furnish your home with props from last season’s flops.” 1 Os course, the props aren’t all from flops, but, as Mr. Throckmorton ex plained today, “ ’props' and ’flops’ rhyme so well the idea is that one can buy all kinds of good furniture with associations and at the same time help > clear out Mr. Throckmorton’s ware house. He is particularly eager to get rid 1 of that goat, because goats do eat. And i so do donkeys. The donkey appeared in “The Black Crook” and now owes a SIBO board 1 bill in a Hoboken livery stablfl _ _ ©he ©betting J&kf. MASANAO HANIHARA. Inflicted remains unhealed. Friendship once marred in this manner can with difficulty resume its wholesome growth unless some effective remedy is ad ministered. ”In that incident, the Ambassador of a friendly power, whose warmth of friendship and high regard for the government and people to whom he was accredited was everywhere widely known apd accepted, was gratuitously accused (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) HOOVER TRIUMPHS 111 TARIFF FIGHT Conferees Agree to Retain, With Little Change, Flex ible Provision. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. President Hoover and the House won a victory today when the conferees on the tariff bill finally agreed to retain, with little change, the flexible provision which authorizes the President to in crease or reduce by 50 per cent tariff duties after an Investigation by the Tariff Commission. The conferees on the tariff bill wound up their labors today, the flexible provi sion being the last Item In this agree ment. Senator Smoot, chairman of the finance committee, said that the con ferees would hold another meeting to morrow, but merely for the purpose of checking up on the work that they had done. He plans to submit the confer ence report to the Senate on Monday and to bring it op for consideration in that body on Tuesday. Fight Seen in Senate. A fight on the adoption of the con ference report will be staged In the Senate. Both the debenture clause and the Senate amendment killing the flexi ble provision have been stricken out In conference. / These were the amendments written into the bill by the coalition of pro gressive Republicans 4nd Democrats which aroused She particular opposition of the the House leaders. Prediction was made today that the conference report in the end would be adopted by both the Senate and the House and that the bill would then be sent to the President for his ap proval or disapproval. The flexible provision as finally agreed upon by the conferees provides that an Investigation Into existing tariff rates can be Instituted by the Tariff Com (Contlnued on Page 2, Column 4.) JERSEY DRYS URGE SUPPORT OF FORT Anti-Saloon League Gathers Re sources For Sensational Battle. By the Associated Press. NEWARK, N. J., May 23. —Launching Its c-mpaign for Representative Frank- I lin \7. Fort, prohibition candidate for i Republican nomination to the United 1 States Senate, the Anti-Saloon League j today called upon Its followers to or j ganize meetings early next week In I every community of the State, i In a letter "to the friends of prohi bition and law enforcement in New Jersey," the Rev. James K. Shields. State superintendent of the league, said: “The drys of this State have never been confronted by a more paramount Issue demanding immediate action than they are today.” Os the other candidates, Dwight W. Morrow favors repeal of the eighteenth amendment and return of liquor con trol to the States; Joseph S. Frellng huysen advocates centralized govern mental control of liquor sales and John A. Kelly would repeal the eighteenth amendment without qualification. "The eyes of the whole Nation are upon New Jersey.” Shields said, adding that not in 30 years’ experience had he witnessed a more "spontaneous upris ing of dry sentiment in defense of the Constitution and the law that has taken place in New Jersey in the last week.” ENGLISH ZIONISTS VOTE FOR PROTEST MEETINGS I Suspension of Immigration in Pal estine Is Opposed by British Federation. By the Associated Press. LONDON, May 23.— The executive council of the English Zionist Federa tion decided today to hold meetings all over England in protest against the suspension of Immigration In Palestine. The London meeting will be held Thursday In Queens Hall. Palestine Jews declared a protest strike yesterday. Pilot I« Killed in Crash. 1 CRAWFORDS VILLE. tad.. May 23 (/P).—Harold Mayer, 25. of Chicago was killed in Stantley early today when an I airplane he was piloting crashed dur l ing an attempt to land *t Waynetown, 10 miles west of here. Two passengers, : Mr*. Louise McSuster and Dr. Fred- I erlck Harvey, both of Chicago, were injured, but net seriously. „ WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1930—FIFTY-TWO PAGES. ** M’BRIDE TESTIFIES LAW ENFORCEMENT IS MORE EFFECTIVE League Head Convinced Complaint Against Hoover and Mellon Is Wrong. HOLDS SECRETARY ACTS AS SUPERIORS DIRECT Does Not Believe Treasury Head Is Now Standing in Way of Prohibition. • By the Associated Press. 1 The conviction that prohibition was | being enforced more effectively nowa days than under the Coolldge adminis ; tration was expressed to the Senate lob by committee today by F. Scott Mc : Bride. Concluding seven days of testimony, the Anti-Saloon League superintendent was confronted with a letter he wrote last January which said he was con vinced a complainant against President Hoover and Seretary Mellon was wrong. “There was a time when I had some thing of the same feeling,” he wrote. ' "But on thorough Investigation I have reached the conclusion that Mellon has gone just as far on prohibition en forcement as his superiors wanted him to go. and I do not believe he is now standing in the way of effective pro hibition enforcement.” The dry worker informed Senator Caraway he yet believed Mellon "went just as far as those associated with him wanted him to go.” Without mentioning names, the Ar kansas Senator inquired, "Do you mean his superior, the Chief Executive?” Mcßride assented. He was followed on the stand by Ed ward B. Dunford, Anti-Saloon League counsel, who testified its reports to Con gress on political expenditures con formed with the law. Mellon Defended. It was at the outset of today’s hear ing that Mr. Mcßride informed the committee that he thought Mr. Mellon had "gone just as far on prohibition enforcement as his superiors wanted him to go.” The attitude of the Secretary of the Treasury was brought up in questioning concerning a letter the dry worker wrote to J. G. Brown of Port Huron, , Mich., on January 11, 1930. The communication replied to one by Brown in which he commented on a radio talk by Mcßride. Brown wrote he thought the dry leader was "much mistaken” regarding the sincerity of President Hoover. It also criticized Mr. Mellon. Replying, Mcßride wrote: "I note what you say about Hoover, Mellon, etc. I am convinced you are wrong in your attitude. “There was a time when I had some thing of the same feeling, but on thorough investigation I have reached the conclusion that Mellon has gone just as far on prohibition enforcement as his superiors wanted him to go and I do not believe he is now standing in the way of effective prohibition enforce ment. "I think a thorough investigation ; of the situation will convince you or any one else as to that matter. I do be lieve, however, that the fact that some of the Senators and other public offi cials are expressing themselves on this proposition will lead to a more care ful analysis of the situation and bring the whole program to a head and help us to get more definite results. “While progress is being made very rapidly, yet at the same time the situation is not what It ought to be and what it will be.” Reiterates Enforcement Opinion. Examined on the letter, Mcßride re , iterated his opinion expressed yesterday that President Hoover was "making good” on prohibition enforcement. He said he thought this administration was doing better than the previous one. Senator Blaine brought up a telegram sent by A. C. Graham of Louisville to Mcßride last January, which said: "Suggest you get in touch with Hoo ver, Mitchell and Doran in behalf of Sam Collins’ appointment. Unfavor able rumors being circulated here indi cates prompt action necessary.” The witness testified he did not see the three officials. He said he had not ' seen Mr. Hoover since his inauguration • and had conferred with Attorney Gen- I eral Mitchell only three times. , Senator Blaine, a wet, observed to th e league official that he was “not (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) pennsylvaniawet | * PARTY CONSIDERED i< - r Bohlen-Phillips Manager Confers With Anti-Dry Organisa tion Men. 1 By (he Associated Press. 1 PHILADELPHIA, May 23.—A move ment has been started by the wet forces '■ of the State to place a candidate in the t field at the general election in Novem ! ber against Gifford Pinchot, who, on ; the basis of unofficial returns from • Tuesday’s primary, received the Repub ; llcan gubernatorial nomination. Randolph W. Childs, who managed the primary campaign for the wet tick et headed by Francis H. Bohlen, for Senator, and Thomas W. Phillips,, Jr., for governor, announced after a con -1 ference with Robert K. Cassatt, chair man of the Pennsylvania branch of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, that a party name would be pre-empted for the general election, but that neither Phillips nor Bohlen would be a candidate. Local Republican organization lead ers, who have not yes conceded the nomination of Pinchot, exhibited no outward enthusiasm, over suggestions of a coalition in the Interest of a “lib eral” candidate for governor. The or ganization’s record far party regular ity was viewed by the leaders as the chief stumbling block in the way of a fusion ticket. Unofficial figures from all but 15 of the State’s 8,701 election districts gave Pinchot a lead of 14,109 over Francis Shunk Brown, who was supported by 1 William S. Vare, Philadelphia leader, i The overwhelming plurality of Sec i retary of Labor James J. Davis over > Joseph R. Grundy for the senatorial , nomination steadily increased as addi , tional figures were tabulated. Davis’ - lead, with 295 districts missing, stood at i 234,504. The same number of districts gave Bohlen , / v-. 1 ZZZZ | REAL RAPID-FIRE ARTISTS. SENATORIAL SCORN OF DIAL PHONES BURDENS 28 WOMEN “ t Capitol Switchboard Is Loaded to Capacity, With No Places to Seat . Extra Operators. Senatorial impatience with dial tele phones, which has resulted In an order for their abolition in the Senate side of the Capitol and in the Senate Office Building, has placed inescapable bur den on the 28 women who handle all calls to and from Senators and Repre sentatives, according to Mrs. Mary . Daly, chief telephone operator of the Capitol, In charge of the 28 operators who share the task of handling the Senators' and Representatives’ calls over the Capitol switchboard. Chesapeake tc Potomac Telephone Co. officials also declared that any Senator URGE SUM WILLED G.W. SPORTS FUND Pairo Leaves Bulk of $200,- 000 to $500,000 Estate to College. George Washington University Is given the bulk of the estate of Rich ard E. Pairo, 78, lawyer and alumnus, who died Wednesday, by the terms of his will filed today for probate. The estate was estimated at $200,000 to $500,000. The money is to be used for university athletics, either to purchase a campus or to build and equip a gym nasium or for the general promotion of athletics. Mr. Pairo explained that he had no relatives nearer than cousins. Annie M. Tresselt, his secretary. Is given $25,000 and the furniture and books in his office In recognition of many years of faithful service. Mrs. Ada C. Moody gets $15,000 and her daughter Ada $12,000. Elinor A. Totten is left $5,000, and a number of rela tives and friends are remembered In smaller amounts. A trust fund of $30,000 is left to the Union Trust Co. for the benefit of Mrs. E. Anna Draper for life, and at her death $2,000 is to go to her son, How ard A. Draper, and the rest to George Washington University. Rev. George P. Dudley is to have $3,000, of which $2,000 is for his personal use and SI,OOO for church charities. The Young Women’s Christian Home, at 311 C street, Is given $5,000; Episcopal Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, $2,000; Children’s Hospital, $2,000; Columbia Polytechnic Institute for the Blind. $2,000, and Church of Epiphany, $5,000. Premises 1628 Rhode Island avenue are left to Ada C. Moody and her daughter, Ada, as joint tenants, and the remaining estate goes to George Washington University. Paul V. Rogers and the Union Trust Co. are named as executors, and are directed to continue the employment of Annie M. Tresselt for one year at her present salary. “MA”~FERGUSON AGAIN WILL RUN Former Texas Woman Governor Will Be Candidate in Place of Ineligible Husband. By the Associated Press. AUSTIN, Tex., May 23.—Former Gov. James E. Ferguson announced to day that his wife, Mrs. Miriam A. Ferguson, Texas’ first woman governor, would take his place as a candidate for governor in the forthcoming Demo cratic primaries. The Supreme Court held this morning that Ferguson was tneliginle to make the race himself. Mrs. Ferguson was defeated for re-election by Gov. Dan Moody. ONE KILLED IN CLASH Bulgarian Border Guards Beat Back Group of Berbs. SOFIA, Bulgaria, May 23 (A 1 ). —One person was killed and several others severely wounded today during a fight at Belogarrl between Bulgarian frontier guards and a group of South Serbs and Macedonians who were forced to recross the Jugoslavian frontier. Rafa Program on Pago C 4 who wanted a manuel-operated phone could have had his dial phone removed by applying to the sergeant-at-arms without going through the formality of a resolution. That same impatience with which Senators decided to go back to the “old timey’’ system of telephoning means that they are waiting from four to eight minutes now to get through most calls, and will do so until the lengthy, Intricate and expensive job of enlarg ing the Capitol switchboard is under taken, it is declared. For the switchboard now is working to capacity, all 17 places at the board being filled in day-time hours. The (Continued on Page 2. Column 5.) FISHER WILL MAP D.C. PLANS FOR 1932 Former Californian Named to Open Bicentennial Offices Here June 1. Frederick Vining Fisher, formerly of California, where he was connected In an executive capacity with the San Francisco Exposition, has been chosen by the George Washington Bicentennial Commission of the District of Columbia to open local headquarters here June 1 and formulate a complete plan for the participation of the National Capital in the great series of George Washington bicentennial celebrations in 1932. His selection was announced this morning by Cuno H. Rudolph, chair man of the District Bicentennial Com mission. After a conference with members of the local commission this week, Mr. Fisher agreed to spend at least four months, beginning June 1, assisting in planning the District’s part in the bicentennial. Hope for Acceptance. Chairman Rudolph and the other members of the District commission which is closely co-operating with the United States Bicentennial Commission, hope that Mr. Fisher will agree to ac cept the position of executive secretary of the District commission during the next two years, or until the 1932 seriei of celebrations in honor of the memory of George Washington is finished in this city. . . _ . . The District Bicentennial Commission will open its temporary headquarters June 1 in a suite of rooms in one ol the buildings belonging to the George Washington University. Dr. Cloyd Heck Marvin, president of George Washington University, Is vice chair man of the District Bicentennial Com mission. The exact building in which the headquarters will be opened will be announced later. "We were most fortunate in induc ing Mr. Fisher to come with us for the next four months,” said Chairman Rudolph, "to plan a complete organisa tion that will be able to take care properly of the District’s part in the George Washington Bicentennial. “This will be the greatest celebra tion'of Its kind In history. It will sur pass celebrations at the Inaugurations of Presidents of the United States; for it will last from February 22, 1932, to Thanksgiving day of that year, virtually 10 months—with a great national cele bration every month and various other celebrations in between. The task of the local commission and of the local execu tive secretary will be an enormous one. "We are fortunate in getting. Mr. on Page 2, Column 3.) NATIONALISTS CLAIM VICTORY OVER REBELS Nanking Asserts Its Armies Are Crashing 'Northern Alliance in Honan Province. By the Associated Press. SHANGHAI, May 23.—Nationalist government military headquarters at Nanking today asserted that Its forces were crushing the rebellious Northern Alliance In North Honan Province. The Nationalists said they captured Lan feng yesterday. Taking the offensive in their drive against the Northern coalition two weeks ago, the Nationalists met their foes in a protracted engagement along the Halehow-Tungkwan Railway west of KaUeng, later claiming an over whelming victory _ . The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press news service. 1 Yesterday’s Circulation, 115,660 UP) Means Associated Press. SIX NAVY OFFICERS ASSAIL SEA PACT Tell Hearings More 8-Inch Cruisers Are Needed and « Deny Parity. Br the Associated Press. The high command of the Navy eon* tinued to pepper the London naval treaty with objections today as the friends of the pact sought without suc cess to hasten the Senate hearings and clear the way for ratification. A half dosen witnesses, drawn from the higher ranks of the naval establish ment and speaking the opinions of the Navy General Board told the foreign relations and naval committees that the United States needed more S-tnch gun cruisers than the treaty provided, and that the London allotment of naval strength did not mean parity with Great Britain. After its morning session, the foreign relations committee held a secret ses sion. Those who testified before the two committees were Rear Admiral William D. Leahy, the chief of ordnance, who said the British had a battleship ad vantage because of the ships Rodney and Nelson; Rear Admiral George C. Day of the general board, who declared the submarine provisions put the United States at “a serious disadvantage"; Capt. Adolphus Andrews, commander of the Texas, who favored more 8-inch cruisers; Rear Admiral R. E. Coontz, retired, who described the limitations on auxiliary ships as disadvantageous to the United States; Rear Admiral H. G. Hough, also a supporter of the gen eral board's demand for more 8-lnchers, and Comdr. H. C. Train, an adviser at London, who said the cruiser proposals were changed against his recommenda tion. Asserts Principles Abandoned. Admiral Hough, in replying to ques tions by Senator Hale, chairman or the naval committee, declared that in Lon don "certain principles which we have consistently maintained for a long pe riod were abandoned." At the same time, Comdr. Train told the foreign relations committee that Great Britain got what she wanted at the conference and that Japan made no sacrifice in accepting the treaty’s cruiser allotment. The naval committee witness said; "I also feel that we have abandoned our sovereign right to build the type of ships best suited to our needs. "We have tied ourselves to a type of ship not suited to our needs. We have in a measure been dictated to as to what we should build. "So far as parity is concerned, I do not think the treaty gives it to us.” Both Hough and Train supported the general board’s opinions that the United States needed a preponderance of eight inch-gun cruisers, as against the bal ance between eight-inchers and six inchera established under the treaty. DR. LANGMUIR AWARDED WILLARD GIBBS MEDAL Work In Atoms Brings Honor to General Electric Co. Associate Research Head. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, May 23—The Willard Gibbs medal of the Chicago section of the American Chemical Society has been awarded to Dr. Irving Langmuir of Schenectady, N. Y., associate direc tor of research in the General Electric Co. laboratories, especially for work on atoms. The medal is awarded annually for work in the chemical field deserving world-wide recognition. Fifteen Amer icans and three Europeans, including Mme. Curie, have received the medal! ' LIABILITY OF HOTEL IN BROADCAST OF ILLEGAL RADIO MUSIC TESTED Society of Composers and Song Publishers Carry Case to Supreme Court for Ruling. B r tbs Associated Ftmi. The Supreme Court was asked today to decide whether hotels which pick up radio programs broadcast in viola tion of the copyright laws and make them available to their guests are liable for damages. The controversy came from the Cir cuit Court of Appeals in three cases. Gene Buck, as president of the Ameri can Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and De Sylva, Brown * Henderson, Inc., publishers of New York City, sued Wilson Duncan, eventing radio station KWKC at Kansas City, Mo., and the Jewel La Salle Beamy Co, TWO CENTS. CORK AND KEG SALE DECISION RESTS ON PROOF, DORAN SAYS Intent to Use Articles in Illicit Manner Must Be Evident Before Seizure. WARNS AGENTS TO USE CARE IN INTERPRETATION All Are Forfeitable Only When Connected With Unlawful Making of Liquor, He Explains. Warning that there was a “wide spread, popular misunderstanding of the effect of the decision of the Su preme Court” In the famous Danovitz cork, cap and keg decision, Prohibition Commissioner James M. Doran today Issued explicit instructions to his entire enforcement staff declaring much bur den of proof still rested on the Gov ernment to show Intent to violate the law. In its “looss” construction of the word "manufacture,” the Supreme Court decision was held by Dr. Doran to have “much of value to the service." Likewise, he pointed out that the de cision held “with certainty that all such articles are selzable and forfeitable under section 25 (prohibition act), along with the unlawful liquor, when used In that connection, or as neces sarily connected therewith.” Proof Is Emphasised. But the point which was sharply em phasized by the commissioner, and which had not been brought forth be fore in previous Informal Interpreta tions of the decision, was one of warn ing concerning the burden of proof. The decision. Dr. Doran said, “does not relieve the Government of the burden of showing that articles used In connection with the manufacture of liquor are designed or Intended for use in violation of the act.” The “misunderstanding,” which had apparently become widespread, Dr. Doran said, was that “it Is assumed that this decision authorizes seizures of empty containers, bottles and other apparatus that may be used in the manufacture of intoxicating liquor merely because they are assembled and displayed for sale. “This assumption In effect would dispense with the legal proof required In such cases by the statute, and present in the instant case.” A forecast of the large part the De partment of Justice soon is to play in enforcement of prohibition was seen in the fact that in his instructions Dr. Doran Incorporated part of a letter from Assistant Attorney General G. A. Youngquist, in charge of prohibition prosecutions. The Assistant Attorney Ceneral approved of the restrictive In terpretation of the decision of the Su preme Court and also pointed to the “proof” burden. Presence Is Net Incriminating. “It must not be overlooked by the field service,” said Youngquist, “that proof of design to effect manufacture of liquor, as the word is now broadly Interpreted. Is still required of the Government. The mere presence of bottles, corks, crocks, caps and capping machines does not, in our opinion, prove a design to use them for the manufac ture of liquor intended for use in vio lating the prohibition act. Other cir cumstances must be present.” The Department of Justice soon will take over the enforcement of prohibi tion from the Treasury Department, although legislation providing for the transfer has not yet been signed by the President. With his circular letter. Dr. Doran inclosed mimeographed copies of the opinion of the Supreme Court, which was rendered May 5, and also the opin ion of the Circuit Court of Appeals of the Third Circuit, rendered July 19. Fixes Meaning of "Manufacture." “By its ruling in this case,” said Dr. Doran, “the Supreme Court has settled the construction of the term ‘manufac ture’ as It appears in Section 25, Title n, of the national prohibition act, which provides In part that it is ‘unlawful to have or possess any liquor or property Intended for use In violating this title or which has been so used and no prop erty rights shall exist In any such liquor or property.’ “The case,” Dr. Doran explained, “came before the Supreme Court on the single question of whether proper ty. such as empty containers, bottles and other apparatus, not usable in the ac (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.) name~decFdedon FOR GERMAN LOAN International Bank Issue to Be Known as 5 1-2 Per Cent Loan of 1930. Br the Associated Press. PARIS, May 23.—Bank officials and treasury repersentatlves of nine coun tries decided today on the designation of the $300,000,000 German reparations loan, which will be floated under the auspices of the Bahk for International Settlements, but did not settle the issue price of the bonds. The loan will be known officially as “the German International five and one-half per cent loan of 1930.” Another meeting tomorrow will dis cuss the Issue price. operating the La Salle Hotel there, for an injunction and damages far in fringement of copyright. They alleged the broadcasting sta tion. without the consent of the copy right owners, had broadcast a musical composition of theirs and that the ho tel proprietors had reproduced the broadcast. The station presented no defense, and judgment for damages was awarded against it. The hotel company was successful, however, and the society and the publishers took the ease to the Cir cuit Court of Appeals, which today asked instructions whether the hotel had made Itself liable under the copy right I*l^.