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AMICI FARE BILL REPORTED OUT Blf ROUSE GROUP Way Is Cleared for Action on McLeod Measure Monday. REAL ESTATE LICENSING FROPOSAL GOES OVER Patman Declares Plan Considered Would Freeze Business Into Hands of Few. At a special meeting the House Dis trict committee today reported the Mc- Leod bill providing for a 2-cenl carfare for school children in the District in order that the bill may come up for action in the House on Monday, and directed the acting chairman of the committee to defer action in the House on the real estate licensing bill until after the Senate bill now before the committee had been carefully con sidered. The committee also reported out the bill carrying blanket relief to all widows of the Police and Fire Departments whose husbands were killed in line of duty and reported the bill which passed the Senate on April 30 to allow Della D. Ledenbeckcr to practice chiropathy. The committee expressed itself as unanimously in sympathy with the ef fort to secure free transportation for school children, and supported the Mc- Leod two-cent bill as a step in that direction, with the ultimate intention of insisting upon free transportation. Patman Eulogises Noonan. John M. Noonan, a former heavy stockholder in the Washington Railway & Electric Co., was eulogized by Repre sentative Patman of Texas and other members of the committee for his per sistent drive in behalf of relief through providing either free or a two-cent rate of fare for school children. Representative Patman cited what has been done in Erie. Pa., as a prece dent for carrying school children free and declared that the Nation's Capital should be the city to set such an ex ample. Acting Chairman McLeod, Repre sentatives Palmer of Missouri, McClin tock and Hull of Wisconsin expressed themselves as intending to continue their efforts to secure free transporta tion for school children eventually. The proposal to substitute the real estate license bill as it passed the Sen ate, carrying several important amend ments to the bill as favorably reported to the House, provoked decided opposi tion, led by Representatives Patman and Palmer. Hearing on Bill Asked. Mr. Patman declared the fictitious value represented in first trusts ip . Washington was an evil which existed nowhere else In the country. He de- . dared he would insist upon careful J consideration in the granting of a , franchise, which would freeze business , into the hands of a few, yid he de- ' dared the bill under consideration does it. He protested also that it would farm out the youth of the city to a few brokers under a law stricter than * guardianship, and said that no Mexican laborer in his State was placed in a condition bordering on peonage as bad as that proposed in the real estate licensing bill.. Mr. Patman asked for a hearing on the Senate bill and that further action on the House bill be delayed. Repre sentative Palmer insisted that further action on the House bill should be post poned until a report has been received on it from the District Commissioners, i Emphasizing that he "never knew a . bill more artfully framed,” to place business in the hands of a few under the pretense of protecting the public, Mr. Patman warned that this measure will cause an increase of taxes and cost a million dollars in 10 years. He in sisted that there is "nothing in it to protect the people against fraud in se curities.” SEARCH CONTINUED FOR BAKER DEATH GUN Brewster Companions to Examine Weapons Sold Since April 11. Search for the gun used in the slay ing of Mary Baker was resumed with renewed impetus today by police and Department of Justice agents with the object of finding some evidence to corroborate the original confession of Howard L. Brewster, the soldier who alternately admitted and denied that he killed the Navy Department clerk. The ten .32-caliber weapons sold In various second-hand stores In Wash ington since April 11, the date of the murder of Miss Baker, will be shown to members of the headquarters com pany to which Brewster is attached, to determine whether they can identify any of them. These weapons are now in the possession of the Detective Bu reau. The investigators believe that if Brew ster ever owned a gun he probably showed it to some of the members of his company and that they will be able tq determine whether It is among the collection in hand. Prove Presence at Dance. Simultaneously with the check up on the guns, Inspector William S. Shelby, chief of the Detective Bureau, and Lieut. Edward J. Kelly, head of the homicide squad, subjected Brewster to another examination in an effort to piece together conflicting statements regarding his attendance at a dance on February 1, at which Miss Baker was present. The investigators have definite ly established through a member of the headquarters company that Brewster attended the dance and that Miss Baker was there as the guest of an officer of the post. POCKETBOOK STOLEN Purse Reported Taken From Parked Car of Mme. Yung Xwai. A pocketbook containing sls in bills, a bank book and a driver’s permit was reported stolen yesterday from the au tomobile of Mme. Yung Kwai of 3312 Highland place, wife of the counselor of the Chinese legation. The purse was taken while the car was parked at Eighteenth street and Columbia road. ■■■■ ■ - ■■■»■■■■ Change Idea on Cafeteria. BERLIN. May 24 UP).— lnformed that even wealthy Americans eat in cafe terias. members of the international Olympic committee have been ap peased about arrangements for an Olympic village at the Los Angeles games two years hence. Some of them thought It would lower the dignity of athletes to stand in line for meals. - ■ ■—■■■■ - -■ » Deaths In civil aircraft accidents In Sagland last year totaled 33. MAN IS BADLY CUT WRESTLING DEER ESCAPED FROM ZOO PEN Burnett Holds Infuriated Buck Until Baby Is Pushed to Safety. Animal Pursuing Carriage Is “Bulldogged” by Former Assistant District Attorney. Taking time out from a peaceful jaunt through the Zoo Thursday afternoon, John H, Burnett, former assistant Dis trict attorney, gave his young son. safely ensconced in the sea lion cage, a first class exhibition of how to “bulldog” a mad buck deer, which Burnett found chasing a man with a baby carriage. In a terrific tussle with the maddened buck, a battle which carried the partici pants over about 300 yards of rocky ground near the deer pens. Burnett, a big. athletic man. came out best and turned a well subdued animal over to the Zoo keepers. In the process of subduing the beast, however. Burnett received many scratches and bruises. Burnett told the story today of hav ing seen the buck outside its pen. in tently rogarding a man pushing a baby carriage. The man was leaving the vi cinity of the buck in a hurry. After a moment’s watching, the deer gave chase. Grapples With Animal. Hurriedly lifting his son Jack into the sea lion pen, Burnett took after the deer and caught It, halting its chase of the man with the carriage. As the man with the carriage made good his escape, Burnett grappled with the fighting deer for several minutes, repeatedly throwing it to the ground, only to have the animal regain its feet and renew the fight. Burnett found that by grabbing the muzzle of the buck he could force Its head into its chest and cut short its breathing, but he could not hold the beast In this position long. His cries for help brought the man ARCHITECTS PLAN BETTER SUBURBS Discussion of Cities Beyond District Line Held in Final Meet. The development of Washington be yond the boundaries of the District In nearby Virginia and Maryland, which was indicated In the announcement of the population census of the Capital, was emphasized by the American In stitute of Architects yesterday at its closing convention meeting. The institute unanimously adopted a resolution presented by Horace W. Peas lee, Washington architect, which em phasized the need of establishing super vision over building in suburban districts corresponding to that set up in the Shipstead bill. Mr. Peaalee pointed out that Wash ington Is In effect a metropolitan area and that to preserve uniformity of ar chitectural design and maintain control over building construction, legislative action by Maryland and Virginia would be necesary. It was voted to send copies of the resolution to the goveijiors of the two adjoining States. Further indication of the interest shown in the Capital by the profession was the announcement of plans for a “plan of Washington week,” which is to be an event of 1932. The institute voted to request the Bicentennial Com mission, which is planning for the 200th George Washington birthday anniver sary celebration, to include this Wash ington week in its program. It Is the institute’s plan to have various civic and art organizations meet here simul taneously In May for consideration of public problems including the Federal architectural program for the Capital. The new officers of the institute were announced last night at the annual dinner in the Mayflower Hotel, where the convention sessions were held. Robert D. Kohn of New York, chairman of the New York Building Congress, was elected president, to succeed C. Her rick Hammond of Chicago. Mr. Peas lee of Washington was elected second vice president. Ernest John Russell of St. Louis was named first vice president, Frank C. Baldwin was re-elected secretary and Edwin Bergstrom of Los Angeles was chosen treasurer. Regional directors were named as fol lows: Franklin O. Adams, Tampa. Fla., South Atlantic division; Frederick H. Mayer, San Francisco, Sierra, Nevada division, and M. H. Furbringer, Mem phis, Tenn., Gulf States division. MISS JOHNSON HEADS MINNESOTANS STH TIME Assistant Attorney General Young quist Named Vice President of State Society. Miss Bede Johnson was re-elected president of the Minnesota State So ciety last night, for the fifth successive time, at a meeting in the Willard Hotel. Other officers elected were: G. A. Youngquist. Assistant Attorney General, vice president; Miss Elizabeth M. Barnes, secretary, and Alvin Day, treas urer. Maj. Horace Rawson heads the executive committee. A letter from L. E. Zumwinkle, past commander of the American Legion of Minnesota, asking all Minnesotans to make a pilgrimage to Arlington Ceme tery’ to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on June 1, was read. Zumwlnkle Is sponsoring the ceremony. The society made a few minor changes in its constitution and by laws. The George Washington bicen tennial celebration, to be held in Alex andria In 1932, was indorsed. COLLEGE OFFICERS ELECT BOULDER, Colo., May 24 UP).— Frank Wolcott, controller of Colorado Univer sity, was elected president of the Asso ciation of University and College Busi ness Officers at the close of the twen tieth annual meetl- of the organization here. Other officers elected were T. C. Carl son. Ohio State University, secretary treasurer; D. H. Holladay, secretary, Michigan State College, and R. B. Stew art. controller, Purdue University, exe cutive committee. The twenty-first an nual meeting will be held at Lexington, Ky., under auspices of Kentucky Uni \ versity. Mrs. Dorothy Payne Hurt. 1 Mrs. Dorothy L. Payne, 29 years old, of 640 Morton place northeast, suf fered a minor shoulder Injury last night when an automobile driven by her hus band, Ralph Payne, was struck at East Executive and Pennsylvania avenues by a hit-and-run machine. i Burned Washing Clothes. 1 Mrs. Elvira S. Patera, 38 years old, of ‘ 1624 Trinidad avenue, was badly burned • about the hands and forearms late yes- Iterday, when gasoline she was using In cleaning clothes, Ignited. Mrs. Patera i was removed to Casualty Hospital In a Ore rescue squad automobile and treated. THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON. I). C.. SATURDAY, MAY 24, 1930. r'v VHr ] JOHN H. BURNETT. he had aided after the latter had safely parked the baby carriage. Together the two grappled with the buck and held It to the ground. Two zoo animal keepers finally took the panting and exhausted deer off Burnett’s hands and with the help of several other keepers put the animal in a cage. Man Cut and Bruised. Burnett was painfully bruised about the hips and legs, and his hands are cut and swollen. The buck is a molucca deer, the newest arrival at the zoo. It was re ceived four days ago and has been on a rampage ever since, according to Wil liam A. Blackburn, head keeper. The buck was placed, upon arrival, In a pen with a doe of the same species. It was from this pen that the animal escaped Thursday afternoon. Yesterday morning the buck’s antlers were sawed off to prevent further rampages. WOMAN’S INJURIES MAY PROVE FATAL Mrs. Sally Huntt Seriously Hurt When Motor Cycle Hits Pole. Knocked to the ground when the motor cycle on which she was riding sideswiped an electric pole on a hill at Clinton, Md., at midnight last night, Mrs. Sally Huntt, 24 years old, of 1226 Twelfth street was probably fatally In jured, while her companion. Samuel Johnson of 709 Mount Vernon place, received injuries which are not believed to be serious. According to Constable A. C. Thomp son, who investigated the crash, the motor cycle was being driven at a high rate of speed and failed to ne gotiate a curve on the hill. The wrecked vehicle was found in a gravel pit. Thompson says the speedometer had hung at 78 miles an hour. Mrs. Huntt had not regained con sciousness at Casualty Hospital this morning. She is said to have a frac tured skull, crushed chest, Internal In juries and broken leg. Johnson has bruises and possible In ternal injuries. Thompson reported Johnson clung to the machine after It sideswiped the pole and stayed on the seat until it hit the gravel pit. The injured were brought to the hos pital by Walter McKenny, 2000 block of Fourth street, a passing motorist. The accident occurred while the cou ple were returning to Washington after a ride through Southern Maryland in company with two other couples on mo tor cycles. Their companions were James Beacon, first block of N street; Miss Inez Hartman, 1200 block of Twelfth street, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Johnson, 1300 block of Eleventh street. Thompson says several traffic charges will be preferred against Samuel John son if he recovers. FALL APPEALSU. S. ACTION FOR TAXES Case Before Appellate Court in Suit to Collect Sum of $235,325. By the Associated Press. Albert B. Fall, Secretary of the In terior under President Harding and cen tral figure in the oil scandals of that administration, has carried to the board of tax appeals a government suit to col lect $235,325 allegedly due in taxes and penalties on sums of money paid to him by Harry F. Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny. The former cabinet officer and the Government are at odds on a cont-ntion of the Internal Revenue Bureau that SIOO,OOO received from Doheny and $303,000 received from Sinclair by Fall, his son-in-law. M. T. Everhart, and the Tres-Ritos Land and Cattle Co., were to be regarded as Fall’s taxable personal income. Alleging that these transactions were connected with the former Interior Sec retary’s award of leases on the Teapot Dome and Elk Hills NavaU Petroleum Reserves to Sinclair and Doheny com panies, the Government brought criminal actions against all three. Fall was convicted of bribery on the basis of the SIOO,OOO received from Do heny, although the latter was acquitted of the same charge. Doheny and Fall were acquitted of conspiracy to defraud the Government and Sinclair was found not guilty of conspiracy. Testimony was introduced in the criminal trials to show that Sinclair paid Everhart $233,000 in Liberty bonds for a third interest in the cattle com pany, advanced $35,000 more to the company and gave Fall an additional $35,000 In bonds and cash. Fall contended that $25,000 of the last amount was a loan and that SIO,OOO was for the purpose of financing a trip to Russia in the course of which he was to act as counsel for the Sinclair Ex ploration Co. He also contended that the famous SIOO,OOO transaction between himself and Doheny was a loan. HELD ON RUM CHARGE Baltimore Man Arrested Last Night by Policeman Deyoe. * John Joseph Kane, 31 years old, of ; Baltimore, Md., was arrested last night ; by Policeman G. C. Deyoe and charged ' with transportation and possession of 60 gallons of alleged whisky. An auto mobile, which Kane was driving, was confiscated. Fifty-eight gallons of whisky found t In an abandoned touring car at West 1 Virginia and Montello avenues shortly ■ after 5 o’clock this morning by Police i men Watson Salkeld, jr., and I. H. i Umbaugh was seized. A colored man i is reported to have left the car shortly . before the police arrived^ FAVORABLE REPORT SEEN TO GIVE D.C. I ADDITIONAL JUDGES Subcommittee Expected to Make Recommendation to Judiciary Group Monday. j —. MITCHELL’S TESTIMONY FAVORABLY RECEIVED ■ I Declares Justices Have Many Mat ters to Dispose of After Court Hours. When th? Senate judiciary committee holds its weekly meeting Monday it probably will receive & favorable report from the subcommittee, which held hearings yesterday on the Capper bills to place two more justices on the Dis trict Supreme Court and two additional judges on the District Court of Appeals to relieve congestion. Members of the subcommittee indi cated they were favorably disposed to ward the measures after Attorney Gen eral Mitchell had testified as to the clog ged condition of the courts here. Earlier in the day members of the bar and court clerks told of the unusual volume of litigation arising here because it is the National Capital, and pointed out that prior to the appointment of one ad ditional judge last year, the number of judges had not been increased in 50 years. Mr. Mitchell told the subcommittee he made a personal study of the Dis trict Supreme Court a short time ago and came to the conclusion two more judges were needed. He said he found the present judges do not stop work when court adjourns, but have many matters to dispose of in their offices. The Attorney General said there Is need for improving the method of handling the court calendars. He suggested, for Instance, that some arrangement be made to avoid having judges inter rupted In the trial of cases to act on motions. Recently Judge Wheat was nomi nated for chief justice of the District Supreme Court and the Attorney Gen eral said the appointment of another associate justice is awaiting the action of the Senate on the Wheat nomina tion. It is expected the judiciary com mittee also will report out the Wheat nomination Monday. The judgeship bills are In charge of Senators Steiwer, Republican, Oregon, chairman; Waterman, Republican, of Colorado, and Stephens, Democrat, of Mississippi. CANINESMUST WEAR MUZZLE AFTER JUNE 1 Will Be Forced to Submit to In dignity During Four- Month Period. The dog days are fast approaching, and Towser, Fido, Bosco and all their little canine friends will soon have to submit to the indignity of muzzles. June 1 is the date, and the pooches must not be permitted to wander at large on and after this date for the space of four calendar months with out being securely muzzled. Health Officer William C. Fowler is the man responsible for the order. Is sued by the District Commissioners yes terday. He is a hard man. and has said often that if he had his way he would compel the dogs to be muzzled all the year round. Some years ago the muzzling period was three months, but Dr. Fowler’s fre quent recommendations had the effect of lengthening the period to four months during the regime of the past board of Commissioners, and the present board has followed along in its foot steps. Thu Commissioners, many of whose problems of late have had a decidedly zoological turn, were called on for an other dog decision yesterday. There was a bill introduced in Congress pro hibiting experiments upon living dogs before them for consideration. They decided that the present laws prohibit ing cruelty to animals were sufficient and recommended adverse action on the bill. FIVE SEIZED ON CHARGE OF NUMBERS GAMING Three Raids in Northwest Section Are Made by Members of Vice Squad. Before reporting for duty at his office this morning. Sergt. O. J. Letterman and members of his vice squad visited three places In the Northwest section and made as many raids for alleged vio lations of the gambling law, it being al leged that five persons arrested were engaged in the business of conducting the so-called numbers game. The first place visited was a tailoring establishment at 2006 Seventeenth street, where two colored men. Wesley Wilson, 35 years, and Enoch Wilson, his brother, were arrested. Cecelia Garnett, colored. 45 years old, was arrested at 2222 Ninth street, where a young white man named Albert Sussman was ar rested as a witness. Members of the squad ended their morning raids at 926 U street, where Albo Armando and Raymond Tolliver, both colored, the former 22 and the lat ter 35 years old, were arrested. Police reported the seizure of paraphernalia and money at the places raided. Will Enter West Point. F. Turbee Davison, Acting Secretary of War, today authorized Bey Mario Arosemena, son of the President of the President of Panama, to enter the of Panama, to enter the United States Military Academy at West Point on July 1. BURGLAR SEEKS CONSOLATION IN BEER WHEN SAFE HOLDS ! Even Uses White Serving Coats and Glasses, Although Forced to Leave Money. J “ Jranp Lucas, the night counter man in A. R. Lofstrand's Cafeteria, at 1427 P street, the old Ebbitt House, is a tidy soul, and when Mr. Lofstrand opened his doors this morning and saw seven : soiled glasses atop the counter, he de cided forthwith something was amiss. Mr. Lofstrand took a look at a floor j safe behind the counter and called for t the police Three holes had been neatly 1 drilled in the safe door, but the safe l was intact. Several bottles of beer were not tn -5 tact, and evidence subsequently un earthed confirmed Mr. Lofstrand's sus -1 plcion that a would-be burglar had t, both sense of humor and an appetite f for near-beer. Apparently the intruder - had attired himself appropriately in :. one after another of three white serv l lng coats and leisurely slaked a Summer f thirst. Such undignified conduct did not FRONT LINE TRENCH IN DIAL PHONE WAR ; (M H 4 I jfInHnH|RP^aHIHPHPVS|P' <y| Kjr mm mw&3f jM W&mZm *Jf j HHW. HB JeHj P J 9 RAflj With members of the Senate refusing to have anything to do with the new style telephones, it is np to these 16 j operators shown here to make outside calls for members of the Upper House. —Star Staff Photo. HOWHL BILL VOTE IS SET FOR MONDAY Chairman Capper Calls D. C. Committee to Pass on Dry Measure. The Senate District committee has been called for 2 o’clock Monday after noon by Chairman Capper to take a final vote on the Howell local prohibi tion bill, as modified at an executive session of the committee yesterday afternoon, at which Senator Howell, Republican, 'of Nebraska, agreed to amend the search warrant section re lating to dwellings. As originally written it would have permitted the issuance of warrants for dwellings on information of the pres ence of a still or where intoxicating liquor was "unlawfully delivered thereto or removed therefrom.” The first part of the section, relating to stills, was not changed, but the latter part was modi fied to provide that a warrant could be Issued for dwellings where liquor Is “unlawfully delivered thereto for the purpose of sale or unlawfully removed therefrom.” Senator Howell explained that his only purpose In this regard Is to give the police a means of getting at boot leggers who utilize dwelling property as storage places from which to make de liveries. Under existing law, evidence of a sale Is necessary In order to obtain a search warrant for dwelling property. Senator Howell at first proposed to change the wording of his bill to pro vide that the warrants could do issued for dwellings where liquor is "unlawfully delivered thereto for the purpose of storage and subsequent sale or unlaw fully removed therefrom.” He said that he later agreed to eliminate the reference to storage. One of the main purposes of the bill Is to give prohibition enforcement au thority to all members of the police force, whereas only 38 men In the local department now have the power of pro hibition agents. The committee reported favorably yesterday the bill passed by the House, giving the District poundmaster police authority and fixing his salary at $3,080 a year. CAPTIAL MAN FACES COURT IN FRAUD CASE Accused of Scheme to Boost Stock So That Confederate Conld Sell It. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, May 24.—A scheme whereby stock allegedly was boosted by one man so that his confederate could sell It brought Ernest L. Tufts of Stam ford. Conn., and Washington, D. C., to trial In Federal Court yesterday for using the malls to defraud. Tufts Is accused of having worked with Don Huston of Baltimore in sell ing $40,000 worth of Atlantic Utilities Cornoration stock. Huston, who was not placed on trial because he had contracted tuberculosis, was said by Assistant Federal Attorney Tompkins to have offered high prices for the Atlantic Utilities stock to pros pective investors. Then, it was alleged. Tufts would call to sell the stock. Among those who testified they were mulcted by the pair were Mrs. Mary F. Stilwell. a widow of Peekskill, N. Y., and John Curtis, attache of the British legation. J. P. Conner of Philadelphia, assistant treasurer of the Pennsylvania Railroad, testifying in regard to Huston’s al leged representations that the railroad would pay high prices for the stock, said the line never had been lnteresfed in Atlantic Utilities. NEW LIGHTS*TURNED ON Traffio Signals Similar to Those of All D. C. Used at Capitol. New traffic lights, similar to those in use throughout the District, were turned on today in the Capitol grounds. The switch putting the lights in operation was turned by Senator Jones, Repub lican of Washington. The new lights are at the intersection of Delaware avenue and B street, First and B streets northeast. First and B streets southeast. New Jersey avenue and B street and at the intersection of the driveways within the Capitol grounds. make a hit with Mr. Lofstrand, but the Immediate response of a policeman did. “Burglars have broken in my places of business four times and my home once in the last four months,” he said, showing annoyance, “and this is the first time I have got a policeman right away. He was right on the spot.” Detective R. B. Carroll of the first precinct and some time later Fred Sanburg. sergeant in charge of the Bu reau of Investigation, called to look at smudges on a water pipe which the intruder apparently slid down after forcing a screen over a front window. There may have been more than one visitor, Mr. Lofstrand conceded, but at least one suffered slight inconvenience. A streak of blood on one of the dis carded sarvlng Jackets suggested in eptitude with a knife, matching that evidenced by the burglar, who left two steel safe-prying behind. April’s Per Capita Money Circulation Lowest Since 1914 By the Associated Press. The per capita circulation of money in the United States fell to the lowest level since 1914 during April, 1930, it was shown yesterday in the monthly circula tion statement of the Treasury. The statement, which showed that there was a total of $4,476,- 066,785 In circulation in April, set the per capita at $37. In March It amounted to $37.64, while In April, 1929, the per capita circulation was $39.11. In 1920 the per capita circula tion was $53.01, having risen from $40.23 in 1917 and $34.92 In 1914. The lowest per capita circulation shown in the Treasury statement was in 1879, when It amounted to $16.92. URGES DISAPPROVAL OF MILLAR BILL Bride Advises District Heads on Diplomatic Immunity in Traffic Offenses. The Commissioners today received from their legal adviser. Corporation Counsel William W. Bride, an opinion urging strongly against approval of the McKellar bill to take away diplomatic immunity in traffic offenses committed by diplomats in Washington. The ef fect of this bill, Mr. Bride pointed out, would be that accredited diplomats would have unconditional Immunity anywhere in the United States save In its capital. The opinion canvassed all sides of the question. Statistics are incorporated showing that between January, 1917 and May, 1929, a period of more than 12 years, the total number of diplomats who “attracted the attention of the au thorities through alleged violations of the traffic code” was 36. Considering the fact that there are about 500 per sons in Washington enjoying diplomatic immunity. Mr. Bride found that the figures showed exceptionally careful driving on the part of the diplomats. This, he attributed to “the fine exam ple set by the heads of foreign mis sions accredited to this country, whose aim is to maintain and strengthen cordial relations existing between their respective governments and the United States, rather than to give offense through refusal to recognize and abide by the laws of this country.” The opinion then quotes from the texts of authorities on International law to show that whatever laws may be made to regulate the conduct of those enjoying diplomatic Immunity, the country making the laws is unable to enforce them through punishment of the offenders. “The safeguard which may always be depended upon,” says the opinion, “to rid the District of a persistent violator of our laws, is the Department of State. In any flagrant instance of disregard of law, the De partment of State upon communicating with the home government of the of fender, may effect his recall.” This is not done on any trivial com plaint, however, Mr. Bride avers, and he gjes on to relate a case in 1888 where a Washington citizen complained that the British Minister kept an obnoxious flock of barnyard fowls upon the premises of the legation, to the annoyance of persons in the neighbor hood. The Department of State ad vised this complainant to take up his troubles with the then District Com missioners. As far as is known, this is the first of their orinothological prob lems, which have become so pressing of late in the matter of starlings and pigeons. FARES TO CHESAPEAKE BEACH REDUCED TODAY Railway Company Institutes Vol untary Reduction Including Both Adults and Children. The Chesapeake Beach Railway Co. today instituted a voluntary fare re duction. The one-day round-trip rate on Sun days and holidays to Chesapeake Beach will be 50 cents for adults or 10 cents for half-fare tickets, and the 30-day round-trip tickets will sell at 75 cents for adults and 40 cents for children. Pull fare one-way tickets from District line to Chesapeake Beach will be 40 cents, and from Chesapeake Beach to the District line 75 cents. Half fare from Chesapeake Beach to the District line will be 40 cents, one way. The new fare for Sundays and holi days from the District line to North Beach, round trip, is 60 cents for a one-day ticket. The 30-day excursion rate will be 75 cents, half fare 40 cents. One-way tickets from District line to North Beach will be 50 cents, and in the reverse direction 75 cents. INDOOR FLIGHT TEST Oakland, Calif., Claims Record for Model Airplanes. OAKLAND, Calif.. May 24 (JP). —A new world’s senior indoor flight record for model airplanes was claimed here today by Herbert Owbridge, who eclipsed the record made last year at Detroit by Joe Culver of Oakland. Culver's record was 8 minutes 33 seconds. A model made by Owbridge flew 8 minutes 49’a seconds here last night. Owbridge will go to the national mod el flying contest In Detroit in June. He l ls 18 years old. GREAT FALLS SPAN TG BE COMPLETED Backers of Project Order Work Resumed After House Action on Park Bid. Work will be resumed soon on the construction of a bridge across the Po tomac River at Great Falls. Representatives of bankers financing the $1,500,000 project announced today that plans were being perfected to have the span open for traffic within the next 12 or 15 months. Norman B. Lam dreau, attorney for the bridge com pany, explained today that the task of erecting the piers was postponed more than three months ago, pending final congressional action on the Cram ton Park bill. The backers of the development pro ject were pleased with the passage by the House of the Cramton measure, amended to provide that the Govern ment might purchase the bridge from the private interests at any time after completion of the Potomac Parkway by paying the actual cost price plus a profit of 10 per cent. Decision to proceed with the construction program was reached after this recapture clause had been definitely decided on. Condemnation proceedings already have been resorted to by the bridge company to obtain title to much of the land to be needed for the span ap proaches. Numerous other details also have been worked out. These include plans to employ a large crew of men to build the structure. The project will be fin ished under the general supervision of the Great Falls Bridge Co. Tolls will be charged. Three lanes of traffic will be cared for as the bridge will be 43 feet wide. There will be an 8-foot walkway on the upper side to permit visitors to view the falls more advantageously, while on the lower side there will be a 5-foot walk way to permit them to look down into the gorge. The span will be of concrete and steel construction. PEN WOMEN AWARD ANDERSON TROPHIES Music, Picture and Literary Prices Awarded at Special Meeting of League. Work in song, picture, rhyme and prose, productions of the District of Columbia League of Pen Women, was rewarded Thursday night when prises, donated by Mrs. Lara Anderson, were presented at a meeting of the league in Stonelelgh Courts. Awards were as follows: Poetry contest —First prize. Gertrude E. Thomas; second prize, Edna J. Rob erts: honorable mention, Florence Mar shall. Short-story contest—First prize, Ida Donnely Peters; second prize, Winifred Cullum; honorable mention, Willard Howe. Special feature articles contest—First prize, Ruth Forney; second prize, Nellie R. Thomas: honorable mention, Clara Manderschied. Children's literature contest First prize, Myrta Ethel Cay wood: second prize, Helen Orr Watson: honorable mention. Edith Mason Armstrong. Portraiture contest—First prize, Emma Norris Martin: honorable mention. Elise Clark. Mrs. Martin’s portrait was entitled "Waiting." Still-life contest—First prize. Elise Clark; honorable mention. Evelyn E. S. Weems. Landscape contest—First prize, Har riet Hawkins Chambers; honorable mention, Dorothy Gatchell. Etchings contest—First prize, Minnie L. Briggs; second prize. Azalea Badgely. One-act play contest—Won by Min nie Frost Rands. Song contest—Won by Miss Alfretta Smith. PROGRAM ARRANGED FOR CHAMBER OUTING Golf, swimming, fishing, tennis, quoits and a program of field events will be the features of an all-chamber field day celebration in connection with the 1930 Summer outing of the Wash ington Chamber of Commerce at Epping Forest, Md., June 14. The plans were made in detail at a luncheon yesterday by a special committee headed by Ar thur C. Smith and J. A. McKeever. The events will be directed by Ernest J. Spitzer. Creed W. Fulton, Robert L. Pyle. Lee H. Landes. H. H. Rideout. Ed win L. Davis, George E. Knelpp. Walter Hinton, Henry Jaffee and William J. Eynon. A ladies’ committee, of which Miss M. Pearl McCall is chairman, is ar- ! ranging special day features for the ladies. A husband-calling contest is on ! this program. Special plans are also being made for the younger generation, including events fbr the Boys’ Independent Band. Several water contests are scheduled to follow the field day program. They will take place at the pier in front of 1 the Epping Forest Club Building. They will include swimming races and a canoe-tilting contest. - ■■ Soldiers Are Withdrawn. LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany. May 24 (i*P>.—More than half of the French gar rison of 1.200 men here was evacuated yesterday by motor trucks and by trains. The soldiers were sent to Speyer. Fur ther trucks are scheduled to leave on 1 May 25 and May 27, leaving only 200 : men. Including gendarmes, until the final evacuation of the third occupied : zone. ' i TELEPHONE HEAD SOOTHES NERVES OF TIRED SENATORS Declares Dial Use Optional Under System Recently Installed. TWO REPRESENTATIVES BACK SPEEDED SERVICE Prominent Business Man Takes Trouble to Explain Proven Ad vantages to Carter Glass. The Chesapeake & Potomac Tele phone Co. today sought to soothe the nerves of members of Congress, frayed from the use of the new dial telephones, by assurance that “it was not contem plated that the placing of dial tele phones in the Capitol should make It necessary for any Senator or Repre sentative to use the dial unless he preferred to do so,” and “no operators employed on a permanent basis were released because of the installation of the dial system.” Meanwhile, with the Senate on rec ord as opposing the use of dials In the Senate Office Building and in the Senate side of the Capitol, and a reso lution for the removal of the dials from the telephones used by the House of Representatives before the House, some House champions of dials gave voice to their approval of the device yesterday. Representatives Florello H. La Guardia, New York, and Royal C. Johnson, South Dakota, put their stamp of ap proval on the dials yesterday, both of whom took flings at senatorial Im patience with the dials. Stone Writes Carter Glass. Senator Carter Glass of Virginia, who started the rumpus about the dial phenes on Capitol Hill with his resolu tion, adopted by the Senate, calling upon the sergeant-at-arms of the Senate to nttend to the removal of the dials on phones used by the Senators, received a letter yesterday from William R. Stone, head of Stone’s Merchantile Agency, who claims his firm is the largest private user of telephone calls, over individual lines in the District. Stone, who said members of his force make an average of 20,000 telephone calls a month, came to the defense of the dial system. He wrote Senator Glass, in part: “The experience of my office shows that the average time consumed in get ting a party on a manual telephone was approximately 45 seconds, whereas the dial system has reduced the time to about 30 seconds, eliminating errors and controversies, as well as useless conver sation with the operators—all of which took time not figured In the 45-second average.” The dials continued to find cham pions and opponents throughout the city among the merchants and business men. The text, of the statement Issued by President Lloyd B. Wilson of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. follows: “In view of the questions, which have been raised with regard to the operation cf the dial telephone system in Wash ington, it seems proper to make a brief statement to clear up any misunder standing which may exist. “Dial sendee is not a new and un tried experiment. It has been in opera tion in various parts of the United States for the last 25 or 30 years. It is in use in nearly all of the larger cities of the country and many smaller ones and at the present time over 4,000,000 telephones are on a dial basis. All ex perience has demonstrated that dial service is a dependable, satisfactory, and expeditious service, except for certain unavoidable difficulties that are some times encountered during a short In troductory period. “As regards the effect of dial service on the number of telephone operators employed in Washington, no operators employed on a permanent basis were released because of the Installation of the dial system. Senators Need Not Dial. "The telephone system at the Capitol, which is operated by the Government, continues as a manually operated private branch exchange now connected with one of our dial central offices In Washington. It was not contemplated that the placing of dial telephones In the Capitol should make It necessary for any Senator or Representative to use the dial unless he preferred to do so. Dials were placed on the telephones so that those who prefer can make their calls by dialing. “It is the earnest desire of the Chesa peake & Potomac Telephone Co. to give a constantly improving telephone service acceptable to the public.” MAN GIVEN FREEDOM IS HUNTED BY POLICE Virginia Sheriff Arrives Here Only to Learn Suspect Has Been Released. Embarrassed police of No. 1 precinct today are searching for Charles Miley, 30, of 933 Ninth street, who was re leased yesterday because they “had nothing on him.” Shortly after Miley was released, however, Sheriff Lukes of Luray. Va„ arrived at police headquarters with pa pers to take the man back to Virginia. Detective Sergts. Eugene Davis and Jake Wolff were assigned to aid in the search for Miley, who was still at lib erty today. Miley was taken into custody Thurs day night when he called for his suit case at the Ninth and C streets bus terminal and was held until yesterday, when police were unable to determine what he was wanted for or who wanted him. It developed upon the arrival of Sheriff Lukes that a bus driver had notified police here that Mile; was wanted in Luray. where he disappeared after an automobile accident. The ma chine In which he is said to have been riding was stolen from Pittsburgh re cently, Lukes declared. PASTOR TO RETURN Rev. Charles Enders Attends At lantic Conference. Rev. Charles Enders, pastor of Con cordia Lutheran Evangelical Church, has been attending the annual confer ence of the Atlantic district of the Evangelical Synod of North America, at Schenectady, N. Y. He will return for the services Sunday, preaching in both the German and the English services on “The Church at Work.” On Ascension day, May 29, a German service will be held at 11 a.m. Follow ing this service the Concordia Mission Society will serve lunch in the church basement. At 1 o’clock the business meeting of the Mission Society will be held. The annual Ascension day prayer meeting for missions will be held in the chapel at 2 o'clock. Breaks Bibs in Fall. Robert Zanes, 70 years old, colored, of 1117 I street, received several fractured ribs yesterday when he fell from a porch roof to the ground, 15 feet below. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital for treatment.