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(V. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Fair tonight; tomorrow increasing cloudiness; not much change in temper ature. Temperatures—Highest. 75. at noon to day: lowest, 54, at 5 am. today. Full report on page 9. Closing N.Y. Markets, Pages 11,12 & 13 Entered as second class matter post office, Washington, D. C. No. 31,452. CANNON REAPPEARS BUT STANDS FIRM IN REFUSAL 10 REVEAL ANTI-SMITH DATA Methodist Bishop Walks In on Senate Lobby Committee as Group Meets to Consider His Defiance Last Week. ROBINSON PROTESTS BLAINE’S QUESTIONING Indianan Sides With Church Leader After Walsh and Wisconsin Sen ator Bring Up Questions About Funds and Activities in the 1928 Campaign. By the Associated Press. Walking In on the Senate lobby committee as abruptly as he walked out on it last week, Bishop James Cannon, jr., answered ques tions today on activities of the Southern Methodist Church, but persisted in his refusal to undergo examination of his 1928 anti- Smith campaigning. The churchman surprised the committee meeting which had been called to determine what to do about his defiance. The in vestigators decided to give him a chance to testify and to consider their future course only after learning his attitude. Senator Walsh, Democrat, Mon tana, brought up the matter of anti-Smith funds obtained by Cannon from E. C. Jameson, New York capitalist, but the witness referred again and again to his objections to answering questions of his political work. , “Do you care to say anything about the $48,000 that was not reported,” asked Walsh. Senator Robinson. Republican, In diana, sided with Cannon, saying he wondered “what that has to do with the lobbying investigation.” Cites Huston Inquiry. As Cannon refused to answer a ques tion of Senator Blaine. Republican, Wisconsin, about the 1928 Virginia anti-Smith funds, Chairman Caraway said the objection of the .bishop would bs considered by the committee. “In the Huston matter had Mr. Hus ton made such answers we never would have been able to go to the source of this fund,” observed Blaine. Claudius Huston, chairman of the Republican national committee, was ex amined by the lobby Investigators sev eral months ago in connection with money received by him for the Ten nessee River Improvement Association. “This has nothing to do with lobby ing nor with the Huston case,” asserted Robinson, protesting Blaine's question ing. At this point an elderly woman walked to the committee table to say “This is a Romanist hold-up of Protes tant America and I protest.” Chairman Caraway rapped sharply for order and she returned to her seat. Arrives Before Senators. Btill supporting himself somewhat on a crutch, the churchman arrived in the committee room before the Senators. The bishop took a seat at the end of a press table. “I am here of my own volition,” he told a reporter. "I will not answer any questions to you or to anybody else.” Soon after the formal convening of the group, Cannon was called to testify. “I understand you want to make a •tatement.” said Chairman Caraway. Bishop Cannon read a prepared state ment asserting he intended “no con tempt of the Senate” in withdrawing from the committee hearing last week. “I intended no discourtesy,” he said. •‘I certainly thought I had the right. “I am here again today as a voluntary witness concerning the activities of the board of the M. E. Church South.” However, as to questions on his own political activities, the bishop asked the committee to consider his objections to answering. Cannon told Senator Borah of Idaho he did not consider himself within the Jurisdiction of the committee after ap pearing as a voluntary witness and being sworn. Answering a question by Blaine, the churchman said he had Borah's word for it “that as a voluntary witness I am subject to the jurisdiction of the committee.” Respectful Toward Examiner*. The bishop maintained a respectful manner toward the examiners. The questioning veered again to the 3 928 activities of the witness, Senator (Continued on Page 3, Column 5.) MARINE FLYER KILLED IN CRASH Second Lieut. Guy DeWitt Chap pell Die* in Wreck at Quan tico Field. Second Lieut. Guy DeWitt Chappell, U. S. Marine Corps, was killed in an airplane crash at the Marine Corps Flying Field at Quantico, Va., at 8:55 o’clock this morning. Lieut. Chappell was born at Hot Springs, Ark., in 1904; was appointed to the Marine Corps from the Naval Academy in 1927 and served in Nica ragua from January to November 1928. An announcement by the Navy De partment said that Lieut. Chappell was practicing fighting tactics prior to the time he met his death. On attempt • ing to recover from a power dive, the department said, it is believed that structural failures occurred, rendering the plane unmanageable, causing the crash which resulted in Chappell's death. The lieutenant’s next of kin. his wife, Mrs. Margaret Marie Chappell, resides at Philadelphia and his mother, Mrs. '.\jlla A. Chappell, resides in Hot Springs. Co^NCIDEnCE. I . I was the REPEATING HISTORY. R. J. ALLEN RETAINS BREWSTER COUNSEL; FINED FOR CONTEMPT Baker Suspect Spurns Efforts of ex-Police man to Take Part in His Defense. An attempt by former Policeman Robert J. Allen to intrude this morning in the case of Pvt. Howard L. Brewster, held in the Arlington County Jail on a charge of murdering Miss Mary Baker,, resulted in Brewster s refusal to accept counsel retained by Allen, In a heated argument between the ex-pollceman and Commonwealth's Attorney William C. Gloth, and finally in the assessment of a $lO fine for contempt of court against Allen for having called the commonwealth’s attorney a liar. This morning’s session was probably the liveliest ever held in the Arlington court house and was precipitated when Attorney Amos C. Crounse requested Judge Bryan Gordon, associate Police Court justice, to set a date for a hearing for Brewster. Informed in advance of this move, Gloth had Brewster in court and when Crounse had made his request the State’s attorney arose and said that he desired to make a statement. Gloth Addresses Court. “First I want to say,” Gloth Informed the court, “that I do not want any one to Intimate that I am involving any one but Allen. I assume that Mr. Crounse did not know the facts before he ac cepted this case. “Allen came to me yesterday and asked to talk to Brewster. I told him that would be impossible and he then informed me that he had been retained to represent Brewster. He then showed me a telegram from Mrs. Margaret Tin ker of New Jewett, Conn., reputed to be Brewster’s grandmother, authorizing him to act in the latter's behalf. I told REED WITHHOLDS - TARIFF DECISION i Senior Pennsylvania Senator Scheduled to Talk With Hoover Today. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. Senator David A. Reed of Pennsylva nia, supposed to hold the deciding vote on the tariff bill conference report, to day continued to decline to say how he would vote on that report. The senior Senator from Pennsylvania was scheduled to speak in the Senate to day and break his silence on the tariff bill. “I have almost decided how T will vote, but not quite,” said Senator Reed. In some quarters, it was Insisted today that Reed would vote “aye” and that Senator Grundy, his colleague, also would support the conference report. Reed was to talk with President Hoover about the tariff bill later in the day. The Pennsylvania Senator had a long conference yesterday afternoon with Secretary Mellon of the Treasury and Senator Grundy on the tariff bill. It has been reported that Mellon was hostile to the bill, but he has made no public statement to that effect. Grundy Doesn't Like BUI. Grundy frankly characterizes the bill as the worst Republican tariff measure since 1884. He, too, has not said finally how he will vote. It is possible that Senator Grundy may take the floor and express his own views on the bill which has been labeled by the Democrats the "Grundy billion-dollar tariff bill.” Yet, Grundy does not like the bill be cause. he says, it does not go far enough in the matter of protection for Pennsylvania's industries. That being the case, he does not relish having his name attached to the measure. If Reed and Grundy vote for the tar iff conference report, it is expected to be adopted, though by a narrow vote. If they vote against it, the conference re port may be defeated. There are vary ing views as to whether a defeat of the conference report would rdkult in finally > killing tariff legislation at this time. , George of Nebraska, (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) i SOLID BANK OF CLOUDS FRUSTRATES SOUCEK s After running into a solid bank of '■ clouds six miles above the earth Lieut. ■ Apollo Soucek, U. S. N., today was - forced to abandon an attempt to better his world record of more than eight i miles, established here last Wednesday. ‘ Soucek landed after 1 hour and 12 5 minutes in the air. Lieut. Soucek left orders that the . landing wheels be removed from his s plane tonight and pontoons substituted i. in preparation for an attempt to lm t prove his own world seaplane altitude record. fEhe ffoenina Sfef. J WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION \^/ WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 1930—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. *** him he was not a lawyer and could not represent any one. “Late yesterday afternoon Mr. Crounse came to me and said that he had been retained in the case. I then sent a telegram to Mrs. Tinker to ask her whether she had retained counsel, but received an answer from the Western Union stating that the new Jewett office was closed for the night. I have not yet received word from Mrs. Tinker, so this morning I informed Brewster of what was going on and asked him if Allen represented him. Brewster Rejected Allen. “Brewster said that he did not want to have anything to do with Allen and that all Allen wanted was the assistance of Brewster In substantiating charges (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) 137.1,1 URGED FOR D.C. BUILDINGS Second Deficiency Bill In cludes Lump-Sum Fund for U. S. Program. A total of $37,350,000 is allotted for Federal building projects in the Na tional Capital under the second de ficiency appropriation bill reported to Congress today, which includes a lump sum appropriation for continuing work on the Federal building program. For the District of Columbia there is one item of $2,000,000 for acquiring land for sites for public buildings. This is a continuation of the acquisition of properties in the triangle area and part of it is to be applied toward acquire ment of additional sites as authorized in the public building act of March 31, last, extending the area to the terri tory bounded by Pennsylvania avenue and New York avenue on the north, Virginia avenue and Maryland avenue on the south and Delaware avenue southwest on the east, for which a limit of cost of $15,000,000 is fixed. Ten Projects Cost $35,550,000. Ten building projects in the District are included in a total of $35,550,000, recommended by the committee to be allocated to specific building projects in the District. These include: Extension and remodeling of the power plant of the Department of Agri culture Building, estimated cost, $85,000. Authorization for the Secretary of the Treasury in his discretion to construct an archives building on the site now occupied by Center Market, bounded by B, Ninth and Seventh streets and Penn sylvania avenue, already owned by the Government, at a limit of cast not to exceed $8,750,000. This project for the (.Continued on Page 2, Column 87) FRANCE CHARGES U. S. SEIZED DISPLAY GOWNS Embassy Here Inquires About Complaint of Poiret That Cash Also Is Being Held. By the Associated Press. PARIS, June 11.—Gowns have be come the subject of solemn conversa tions between the governments of France and the United States. France, through the embassy at Washington, has inquired concerning the complaint of the Poiret dressmak ing establishment that gowns sent to America for an exposition have been seized and a cash deposit to guarantee i customs also held. It was alleged by the dressmakers’ , association in a complaint to the De . partment of the Interior that Poiret ! complied with all the requirements, yet the American customs authorities still • withheld the gowns and money, caus s ing the firm to miss a display of gown*. I The complaint has been referred to ■ the ministry of foreign affairs, which i is conducting diplomatic negotiations with Washing ton. HUSTON REVEALS WHY HE REFUSED TO RESION PLACE Charges Brought by Foes to Discredit Hoover and G. 0. P., He Says. BY FREDERIC WILLIAM WILE. "Why Claudius H. Huston, chairman of the Republican national committee, declines to resign from that office has Just been disclosed by him in a con fidential letter to the members of the committee. It is dated May 29, 1930, and has been in their possession for, roundly, two weeks. This writer has had access to its contents and reproduces the letter with Chairman Huston's permission. He brands as “absolutely false” the “chief charges” which were leveled at him this Spring as a result of dis closures before the Senate lobby in vestigating committee—namely (1). that before he became Republican national chairman he was a congressional lob byist, and (2) that he diverted funds belonging to the Tennessee River Im provement Association for speculative purposes in New York. Sees Campaign Aimed at G. O. P. Mr. Huston contends that “a cam paign to injure the Republican national organization,” according to information conveyed to him from a reliable quar ter, was scheduled to set in soon after he assumed the chairmanship. Its pur pose was to discredit not only the com mittee and its chairman, but the Hoo ver administration. Realizing the “mo tive of these attacks.” Mr. Huston in forms members of the national com mittee that he has declined to be “stampeded.” His letter, which follows textually, conveys no suggestion that his resignation is in sight, either now or later. This is the form of letter the chair man dispatched to members of the national commitee: “In view of the misleading publicity directed against me in recent months by political enemies, I wish to give to the members of the Republican national committee and others interested the following facts: Realised Motive for Attack. “Within a few days after my election as chairman of the Republican na tional committee I was reliably ad vised that a campaign would be set in motion by partisan opponents in the hope of injuring the Republican nation al organization, the national adminis tration and myself. Since then every conceivable means has been employed (Continued on Page 3, Column 3.) City and Suburban Growth There arc many new people living in Washing ton and the suburbs, as evidenced by the growth of The Star’s circulation. The Star’s total circula tion increase in the city and suburbs in the past year has been 5,800, more than 3,300 in the city and more than 2,500 in the suburbs. This is a growth in the past year of over 5 per cent. In the past two years the growth has been nearly 10 per cent. Yesterday's Advertising (Local Display) Lines. The Evening Star.. 33,276 2nd Newspaper.... \ 2,065 [ 3rd Newspaper.... 7,100 » 4th Newspaper 3,509 I sth Newspaper.... 3,012 Total other four Newspapers .... 25,686 i The stores at this time j are advertising most at -1 tractive merchandise at s very reasonable prices. 42 ARE. FEARED LOST IN BLAZING SEA AS PASSENGER STEAMER RAMS TANKER IN MASSACHUSETTS BAY Witnesses Tell of Heroism on Liner. WOMEN PRAISED FOR CALM ACTS Sailors and Marines Also Lauded for Rescue Work. Br the Associ.ted Pres.. BOSTON, June 11.—The women, “God bless ’em,” acted like majors, A. E. Abbott of Quincy, bronzed first sergeant of Marines, said in describing a four-hour battle against fire and deadly smoke as flames blanketed the Fairfax al most instantly after the collision. “With a terrible death staring them in the face,” he said, “they assembled, gasping for breath, in the stern of the boat while the ap parently impossible task of saving the ship was undertaken by all aboard. “Huddled in a group with un conscious forms all about them, they refused to become panic stricken and thus allowed all the men to work in putting out the fire.” Sergt. Abbott praised also the spirit of the man passengers. After the first shock of the blast, they set to work, manned hoses and made no effort to get to life boats until the Gloucester was ready to make the transfer, he said. Praises Service Men. Taking no credit for himself, Sergt. Abbott told of the heroic efforts of four other Marines and six Navy officers, who, he said, “really saved the ship. But for the efforts of these men the Fairfax would have been lost and all aboard her burned to death or drowned.” The battle against the flames, he said, lasted for four hours. The whole port side was enveloped in an Instant. All the passengers on that side of the boat rushed to starboard to escape the fire and smoke. The service men segregated the women and children and directed the work of fighting the fire. The tescue efforts of the Gloucester crew, Sergt. Abbott said, were efficiently, promptly and thoroughly carried out. First thought was given to the burned and injured. Stretchers were taken or passed to the Fairfax and the more unfortunate of the passengers trans ferred to the Gloucester, where they were given emergency treatment. After the Gloucester had arrived here and its weary cargo had gone to hotels, Sergt. Abbott went in search of his fellow Marines to be sure they were made comfortable. Didn't Have a Chance. Arthur P. Saulnier, a Marine, of Brockton, Mass., said that passengers on the bow of the ship and in state rooms near the bow, were badly burned by the burning oil hurled by the ex plosion. “They didn’t have a chance.” he said. Saulnier was in the smoking rooms at the time of the collision, he said. Rushing out a sheet of flame covered the front of the ship. "Men, women and children went wild,” he declared. The tanker was hit on the port side, he said. A large hole was also stove in the bow' of the Fairfax. Among the missing, he said, he be lieved there was a man by the name of Walker. He thought about 10 were missing after the crash. A roll call was held on the Fairfax later, he said. Other passengers told of seeing per- i sons wrapped in flames leaping from the ship only to land in burning oil on the surface of the water about the two ships. C. D. Farrell of the U. S. S. Lexing ton. a passenger, said flames enveloped the forepart of the Fairfax. Radio Burned Away. Harry Jam of Quincy, Mass., a sailor, who was going to the U. S. S. Chaumont at Norfolk, Va., said the whole top deck of the Fairfax from bow to stern, was enveloped with flaming oil after the explosion. Jam, who said he was in the smoking room with Saulnier and five other men at the crash, rushed with them to the deck. They took orders from officers and first lowered lifeboats. With other men they smashed in doors and windows of staterooms to get out people who had been overcome by fumes from the burning oil, he said. The radio antennae was burned away by the flames, Jam said. The chief radio man on the U. S. S. Charles aided the radio men on the Fairfax in re pairing apparatus to send out the dis tress calls. The nurses aboard the Fairfax were highly praised by Jam for their courage in aiding those burned and wounded. They continued their work aboard the Gloucester, he said. EXPLOSION IS AVERTED BY CHICAGO FIREMEN By the Associated Fret*. CHICAGO, June 11.—Some one saw smoke curling up beside a filling sta tion at 1213 Roosevelt road last night and called the fire department. Firemen found several oil-soaked rags that had been set afire. Chemicals ex tinguished the fire. Inside the rags were four sticks of dynamite, enough to have wrecked the place and endangered nearby property. SEVERE SHOCK RECORDED An earthquake lasting more than two hours was disclosed today on George town University Seismological Observa tory instruments. It began at 8:50 o’clock last night. Rev. Frederick W. Sohon, director of the observatory, said he could not defi nitely place the center of the disturb ance, although it was thought to have been west of Washington. The quake was severe. ■ • Radio Programs on Page B-l 1 I D. C. Girls in Wreck MISS SARAH POYNTON. MISS IONA BROWN. Both reported safe. Victims of Disaster The following list of passengers of the S. S. Fairfax, not accounted for after a check of all sources, was issued by Vice President D. R. McNeil of the Merchants & Miners Transportation Co.: S. M. Rose, Cincinnati. A. S. Nulvanity, wife and child, Nashua. N. H. Miss Georgette Crotton. Boston. Miss M. V. Craven, Boston. B. F. Constantine, Boston. W. J. Meagher and wife. Milton, Mass. J. B. Walker. Kittery, Me. Miss Elizabeth Gardener, 26, Winston- Salem, N. C. List of Injured. Twenty-six passengers from the liner Fairfax, who suffered burns or other in juries or shock, were taken for treat ment to the Carney Hospital and the Hotel Essex. Five of those at the Car ney Hospital were in a critical condi tion from burns. The names of Louis Felton, 24. Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Ida Berkowitz, 22, of Boston; Robert Berkowitz. 14 months; Mrs. Catherine Marsh, 25, Annapolis. Md., and Miss Beatrice Anderson, 21, Jamestown, R. 1., were on the danger list. Others at the hospital were: George H. Brown, 51, Newton. Mrs. Julian Means, 19, Greensboro, N. H. Mrs. Lillian Batson. 32, Salem. All the above burned. Mrs. Bridget Brooks, 60, Boston, in halation. At the Hotel Essex: Miss Ruth Brown, Newcastle. Pa. Joseph Armstrong, Jr., Somerville. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Abbott, Quincy. I Herbert Costain, Washington, D. C. Frederick Cole, Virginia. Mrs. Neil A. Dayton, Waltham. Frederick Eirnert. Somerville. Mrs. Anna Fisley, Washington, D. C. Mrs. T. I. Gilbert, Winthrop. Mary W. Handiey, Norfolk, Va. Clement H. Hamblet, Lowell. Miss Mary Hermanson, Baltimore, Md. Frederick H. Jam, Quincy, sailor. Joseph P. Ivaska. Somerville. J. W. Norwood, jr.. South Carolina. Arthur P. Saulnier, Brockton, Marine stationed at Norfolk, Va Samuel Waldman. Lynn. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Winter, Washing ton. D. C. All those at the hotel were suffering from slight injuries or shock. BROOKHARTOBJECTS TO HANFORD M’NIDER Nomination Is Sent to Senate Without Recommendation by Committee. By the Associated Press. The nomination of Hanford Mac- Nider of lowa as Minister to Canada was reported to the Senate “without recommendation” today by the Senate foreign relations committee, after Sen ator Brookhart. Republican, of lowa, objected to the nomination as "per sonally offensive” to him. Such an objection by a Senator from the State of a nominee usually goes a long way in the Senate, and just what will result from' Brookhart’s complaint against MacNider was problematical. Some Senators believed it would at least block action at this session. Brookhart and MacNider are both Republicans, but bitter political foes. Each supported President Hoover in the 1928 campaign. Brookhart confined his remarks to day to saying the nomination was "per sonally offensive.” “I will have plenty to say when the nomination is considered." he added. “I think there are other objections.” MOTHERS QUIT PARIS PARIS, June 11 (fP).—' Today was the first day since the American Gold Star Mothers began arriving in France to view the graves of their war dead that there have been none of them in Paris, and it probably will be the only day this Summer when that is the case. The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press news service. Yesterday’s Circulation, 113,064 UP) Means Associated Press. Flames Envelop Decks of Fair fax Before Chance to Warn Those on Board. ENTIRE CREW OF SMALLER CRAFT RELIEVED DROWNED OR BURNED Several on Boat Bound for Norfolk Seen to Jump Overboard, Only to Perish. Six From Capital on Ship. By the Associated Press. BOSTON, June 11.—Flaming oil, spurting from the depths of a stricken oil tanker, believed to have been the Pinthis of Fall River, today was thought to have claimed the lives of more than 40 persons aboard that ship and the passenger liner Fairfax, outbound from Boston, when they collided in Massachusetts Bay last night. So suddenly did the tragedy occur that not a single person on the tanker was believed to have escaped the fog enshrouded inferno which followed the impact. At least a score of the Fairfax's passengers and crew were un accounted for, while the Pinthis carried a crew of 19. Included in the passengers of the ill-fated steamer were six residents of Washington. Their names were given as Miss Sarah Poynton, 2722 Twelfth street southeast; Miss lona Brown, 925 In graham street; Herbert Costain, 1324 Eighteenth street; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Winter and Mrs. Anna Fisley, for whom no street addresses were given. All of them were reported rescued. Aboard the big passenger liner scenes of wildest confusion suc ceeded the shock of the crash. Men and women, believing the ship doomed, hurled themselves into the sea only to perish amidst the raging oil which poured from the tanker in all directions. Others were burned in their berths by the white heat of the fire which seared the port side of the ship. The flames which swept both craft melted their radio antennae and temporarily ended possibility of summoning aid. The tanker, afire from stem to stern, settled slowly into the water, plunging from sight 20 minutes after the crash. 140 Persons Aboard. The Fairfax was bound for Norfolk, Va., and had aboard 140 per sons, almost evenly divided between passengers and crew. The Pinthis left Fall River early yesterday for Chelsea and Portland, Me., laden with 12,000 barrels of gasoline. The spot where the disaster occurred, off Scituate, was where the Shell Eastern Petroleum Cor poration, which had the Pinthis under charter, calculated she should have been at approximately the time of the collision. Officials of the corporation said this forenoon that they had tried unsuccessfully throughout the night and morning to reach the ship by radio. The first and for hours the only news to reach the outside world of what had occurred in the fog came in a terse message from Capt. Archibald Brooks, commander of the Fairfax, who asked that ambulances and medical aid be held in readiness here for the arrival of the first survivors. Later it became, know'n that 10 passengers had either perished or were unaccounted for and that 15 members of the crew were missing. Os the latter, a majority was reported to have been colored stewards, who leaped to death in the flaming, oil-coated water in the first moments after the impact. Five other passengers are expected to die. It was 7:05 p.m.. Eastern standard time, when the crash occurred, barely two hours after the Fairfax had left her pier and crept down the harbor. The steamship Gloucester of the same line followed her out three hours later and was the first to receive word of the accident. Racing through the fog she drew alongside the Fairfax and the passengers of the wrecked ship were transferred to her. Shortly after day light they landed at the pier in Boston. Not until the arrival of the passengers did the full hoiTor of the disaster be come known. Stories of the disaster, as told by passengers and crew upon their arrival in Boston, pictured the scene that fol lowed the crash. The Fairfax, they said, had been poking slowly through the fog, moving at barely half its normal speed of 12 knots. Almost without warning, there was a crash as it plowed into the tanker. Blazing oil flowed out over the sur face of the sea and surrounded the ship. It showered her sides and dropped on the deck, splashing upon the passen gers and sailors who w'ere outside at the time. The explosion, according to the pas sengers, tore the tanker to pieces and within a few minutes the last piece had sunk from sight leaving a flam ing sheet of oil on the surface of the sea. Victims Jump in Sea. Apparently in panic and crazed by their burns, several persons leaped into the blazing sea. Among the seven pas sengers who were missing were four women. Eleven members of the crew disappeared. There was no opportunity to render aid either to those who jumped over board or to those aboard the wreck ed tanker. The flames and the fog swept them from sight. Passengers aboard the Fairfax were in confusion, but order was restored within a short time and, according to officers of the ship, all further danger had passed within 30 minutes of the collision. Confusing reports as to the identity of the tanker arose as soon as news of the disaster reached Boston. A wire less message picked up by the Coast Guard reported it as the Grecian and later reports gave it as the Pinthis, operating out of Fall River. Neither report could be immediately confirmed or disproved. The Fairfax was stopped immediately and then anchored until the extent of the damage could be determined. It w r as found that a large hole had been ripped in her side by the impact with the tanker, but that she was in no dan Six Capital Residents Were Aboard Fairfax; One Suffers Slight Injury One of the six Washingtonians aboard the stricken Fairfax, Miss Sarah Poynton, 20 years old, of 2722 Twelfth street southeast, was injured slightly. She telephoned her mother, Mrs. H. L. Poynton, by long distance trom Boston that one of her arms had been hurt, but she was "all right.” The other Washington passengers were Miss Poynton's companion, Miss lona Brown, 20 years gld, of 925 TWO CENTS. ger of sinking. She remained there un til after daylight and then started slowly for her pier in Boston. Relatives Visit Pier. Soon after radio news broadcasts had spread the report of the disaster rel atives of passengers began to gather at the company’s pier here. Details of the accident were meager, and it was not known who had been injured or lost. As the Gloucester slowly picked her way through the fog to the dock the relatives searched the faces of the survivors lining the rail of the rescue ship. Doctors, nurses and ambulances were at the pier awaiting the Gloucester. The arrival of the rescue ship with its cargo of injured and stunned wit nesses to the tragedy was vastly dif ferent from the return of most ships carrying vacationers. Nurses, their hair disheveled and their faces showing the strain of their work, stood beside their patients. They had worked hard on board the Fairfax tending the injured. The injured were carried or led down the gangplank to waiting ambulances and were taken to the Carney Hospital. Then the uninjured came to join friends and relatives or to seek telephone and telegram stations to wire news of their safety home. The body of a woman, who died aboard the Gloucester while the latter was coming up the harbor, was taken to the Northern mortuary. She was said to have declared she came from Maynard and to have mentioned the names of Elsworth and either Dearborn or Osborne. No such names, however, appear o.n the passenger list. Attempt Checking List. A check-up of the passenger list was started by the company officials as soon as the passengers had been landed in an effort to determine who was missing. Mrs. M. Brooks, who had been re ported by her son as missing when he did not see her come off the Glou cester, later was found at the Carney Hospital. Her daughter Mary was not at the hospital and was believed among the missing. D. R. McNeil of Baltimore, vice presi dent of the Merchants & Miners’ Trans portation Co., issued an informal state ment soon after the rescue ship Glou cester docked. He said the Fairfax was proceeding in a dense fog and that an explosion immediately followed the collision. As far as he knew all members of the tanker’s crew were lost. “I am afraid some members of the crew of the Fairfax were lost,” he said. ”1 believe they were all colored mem bers of the steward's department. The Fairfax had a 10-foot hole in her side.” McNeil said that two roll calls were taken on the Gloucester while it was proceeding here, but that both were (Continued on Page 3, Column 27) m., , Diet of Fish to Se Studied. LINCOLN, Nebr.. June 11 (/P).—A spe cial course in dietetics has been planned by the Nebraska Fish and Game Com mission for the particular purpose of de termining what manner of vegetation is most likely to appease the appetite of the wary bass and perch. A zoologist and a botanist have been assigned to a Summer study of the Cherry County lake district. Ingraham street; Herbert Costain, 25, of 1324 Eighteenth street, a clerk em ployed by the Washington Times; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Winter, and Mrs. Anna Fisley, for whom no street addresses were given. Miss Brown’s father, Sergt. Maj. C. H. Brown of the Marine Corps, declared today that he had a "hunch” several days ago that his daughter's ship would figure in a disaster. Miss Poynton and Miss Brown, close friends, are employed by the Acacia Life Insurance Co.