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LOCAL SCULPTOR ACHIEVES SUCCESS Eugene Hannan to Witness Unveiling of Statue of Abbe de l'Epee. Early in 1885. when Washington was • just beginning to shed its reputation as a city of magnificent distances and un sightly ruts. Eugene Elmer Hannan, 10 years old, was sauntering the streets of his native city with a far look in his eyes. The privilege to hear was not his. and the uncertainty of learned speech and lip-reading made this mode useless to him. but little Eugene's restless hands were itching for action, and in his mind were many ideas. Eugene wanted to be a sculptor. This coming August, Eugene Elmer Hannan. 55. a product of the Kendall School for the Deaf and a former stu dent of Gallaudet. College, will see his dreams realized. With the sign language virtually the predominating mode of exirression, in the presence of dignitaries from the French embassy and some 3.000 deaf delegates expected to assem ble in Buffalo during the third world's congress of the deaf, will be unveiled the statue of Abbe de l'Epee, one of the most celebrated benefactors of the deaf, sculptured in 1929 in Paris by Eugene Elmer Hannan. Statue Bespeaks Success. This statue bespeaks Hannan s great est success as a sculptor. Into this masterpiece he poured forth his whole heart and soul, and in Buffalo, where the world's congress will be sponsored by the National Association of the Deaf celebrating its golden jubilee, the story will be told of how Hannan out distanced his eight other distinguished European deaf sculptors, including those from Bulgaria. Spain. Russia, and France, in a competitive bid for the designing and creation of the statue of Abbe de l'Epee. It was no easy job to perfect this statue, for owing to the excessive mod \ esty and self-effacement of the dis tinguished Abbe, no likeness of him could be found. Mindful of Rembrandt's -• propensity to use himself as a model in picturization of prototypes of an artist, Eugene Hannan was inspired to hit upon an ingenious device. He contrived to pattern the looks of Abbe de l'Epee after his own, with, however, certain deviations where the principle of art demanded classical physiognomy. This Hannan accomplished by watching his face in the mirror while his chisel was j magically transforming crude marble into a finished product. Son of a well known local plumbing contractor in the late eighties, Eugene Hannan enrolled at the Kendall School in 1884, going 10 years later to the Le Couteulx Institution for the Deaf in Buffalo, on which grounds the statue of Abbe de l'Epee will be erected. Twelve months afterward Eugene was trans ferred to the St. John’s Institute in Milwaukee, where he first learned the art of wood carving. From Milwaukee Hannan came here to Gallaudet, where he remained for one year. Eugene attended Corcoran Art School for three years. Chicago School Lures Him. Th® art school in Chicago next lured the rising deaf mute. Two years there sufficed for Mr. Hannan, who next joined the Art Student League of New York City. From this day he was to encounter many famous artists and sculptors. At different times he was employed by Gutzon Borglum. Herman Mac Neil and Richard E. Brooks, and he was also associated with Leo Fried lander. noted for his exterior sculptural embellishments on the United States Chamber of Commerce Building. Then Hannan sailed for Europe, studying and sculpturing in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France. When he returned home he was offered a posi tion with the National Museum and de tailed on special exhibits, enlarging of models of statues, medallions and busts. Later he was identified Richard Brooks in his studio, first in Washing ton and later in Boston. There is one particular thing over which the sculptor delights to rem inisce, and that is that Dr. Edward Miner Gallaudet, founder of the only college for the deaf in the world, vho. while refusing to pose for any one else, succumbed to the wiles of Sculptor Hannan. Five times for one hour each did Dr. Gallaudet agree to sit for Han nan while the latter toiled over the statuette now to be found in Chapel Hall at Gallaudet. It was Eugene Hannan’s rare good fortune to be employed by Gutzon Bor glum during the latter’s sculpturing of the statue of Gen. Philip Sheridan, found today in the inclosure of the circle in this city named after the il lustrious Civil War strategist. While in Spain Hannan was intro-, duced to two famous deaf Madrid brother portrait painters, the De Zubi arres. One of them w'as pleased by Hannan's appearance, and this admira tion culminated in tha painting in oil of a Hannan portrait, said to be worth $3,000. This portrait still hangs in the Hannan home on Adams Mill road. While abroad Hannan came more greatly to appreciate the romantic story of Abbe de l'Epee and his altruistic ac tivities in behalf of the deaf. The abbe obtained a just celebrity throughout the world for founding out of his own means the first school for the deaf in France. To this shrine Thomas Hop kins Gallaudet, the American educator and investigator, 30 years later wended his way to procure new ideas and in formation. Successor Proves Hospitable. When Gallaudet arrived the venera ble abbe was not living, but in keeping with the tradition of benevolence set by Abbe de l'Epee, his equally distinguished successor, Abbe Sicard, gave the Ameri can visitor a cordial welcome and new ideas and information connected with the education of the deaf. In addition to putting at the disposal of Dr. Gallaudet the method of in structing the deaf developed and per fected by Abbe de l'Epee, the Ameri can was allowed to take back with him the most brilliant, deaf pupil of the Paris institution, Laurent Clerc. This young man for years was a most valued . asset to the pioneer Hartford School and taught his pupils at the Hartford School as few ever have before and after. Abbe Charles Michel de l'Epee was born at Versailles, France, in 1712. He started to study for priesthood, but when ready to take his orders was dis qualified because of his Jansenist opin ions, reputedly heretical to strict Cath olicity. He went to live in retirement in Paris" and having a few years previous ly been admitted to the bar became an attorney. About 1765 an important episode took place which changed the destiny of the deaf race. A tiny incident prompt ed De l'Epee to return to a life of an ecclesiastic. He became a priest and subsequently a canon at Troyes. The incident Is related in a quaint story which recently appeared in the American Annals of the Deaf, and the account follows: "One day some business led Abbe de l’Epee to enter a humble dwelling, where were seated two girls who were busily and silently plying the needle. He spoke to them, but they gave him no answer: he spoke again and again, asking question after question, but they seemed to have no idea of the necessity or propriety of replying to the stranger's civil address. ’At last the mother came in, and, seeing the surprise of the visitor, she burst into tears and said, 'Alas! father, mv daughters are deaf and dumb.’ It was enough: his whole heart flowed v out in sympathy, and De l'Epee at last recognized his true call. "Abbe de l’Epee began early to study the phenomena of deafness and the ignorance and isolation w'hich it so Harrcwfully ensures. HU enthusiasm Honors Famous Abbe 1 < ! 1 l* ' jyß (W ) xr/j / ./ Upper: Statue of Abbe de 1* Epee, renovator and developer of the single ; manuel alphabet, which is more popu- j larly used throughout the world than the British double-hand alphabet. The statue was created in Paris by E. C. Hannan (lower) of 1860 Clydesdale place, this city, and will be unveiled in Buffalo in August, 1930. Abbe de 1’ Epee was one of the great apostles of philanthropy and he was a cotemporary of Samuel Heinicke of Germany and Thomas Braidwood of Scotland, pro moters of pure oral method of instruc tion. was equal to any possible effort; it was a leading feature in his character.” After many experiments, requiring much patience and perseverance, "Abbe de I’Epee grafted on his system of methodized signs those impulsive ges tures which mutes seemed instinctively to employ in order to express the wants of their newly stimulated minds. He observed that they fell into a sort of natural language of their owm, which ( was abundantly expressive in conveying the meaning of one deaf mute to an- I other deaf mute. He was himself a learner, and as he learned so he taught, laboriously, openly, beneficently, con scientiously. Served at Own Expense. “The experimental education of the two silent sisters of Troyes was suc cessful beyond their master’s most san quine hopes. Thus encouraged, he re moved to Paris and there set up an ; establishment for the deaf and dumb, ' without aid, by his own individual ex- ! ertion and at his own expense. He j possessed a private income of 400 pounds a year, and three-quarters of this income he dedicated to the neces- t sities of his benevolent institution. But he soon found himself anticipating his slender revenue in order to feed . and clothe his dependents. "The sternest self-denial was needed ! to keep the machinery of his establish- } ment in action, as the abbe was soon wearing very old clothes in order that! his beloved mutes might have new ; ones, and allowing himself a very bare i allowance for food that his children might not hunger. Even when years , advanced heavily upon him and the j cold was strong, the brave old man! would sit and shiver rather than m- 1 dulge himself in the luxury of a fire, j "As numbers increased, the abbe was obliged to avail himself of the j charitable assistance of the Due de} Penthievre and a few philanthropic ! ‘ characters, but, with some small excep- ' tion, it may be said in general terms that the Abbe de l’Epee's beneficent establishment was his own, fed from . his own emptying purse and kept alive ' . with his living zeal.” ! PREMIER RUM VIOLATOR ■ ‘ Alexandria Colored Man Convicted I for Seventh Time and Jailed. j Special Dispatch to The Star. ;: ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 12.—Hugh t! Burke, 56, colored, of 323 Potomac 1 , i street became this city’s premier pro- I ■ hibltion law violator when he was con- 1 j victed of a seventh offense violation in : I Police Court today. Judge William S. : I Snow sentenced him to serve six months [ on the State farm and fined him $5 , j and costs. s Burke was arrested by Detective .! Sergt. Edgar Sims just before court t j time this morning and was taken be . fore the judge immediately. He is I .! said to have had a small quantity of I . ] alleged corn whisky in his possession. ) • Records at headquarters here show that . i he was convicted on six previous occa i j sions for similar violations and had been dismissed on two other charges. ’ Eastern Star Plans Lawn Fete. ! HYATTSVILLE, Md„ June 12 tSpe- I cial). —Ruth Chapter, No. 7, Order of the Eastern Star of Hyattsville, will j, hold its annual lawn fete tomorrow and » Saturday on the Howard property next > to the National Guard armory on the Washington-Baltimore Boulevard here. > Luncheon will be served each day at , noon, and the fete will continue through » the afternoon and evening. There will . be various ‘booths, refreshments and i other features. ' City Upholstering Co. Special Kata on t'vbolilrtini s Making old furniture like near Reflnlstiing Klip Covers 2106 18th St. N.W. Pec. 26C8 ’ COLONIAL ANTHRACITE i "Guaranteed He Slate, Na Cllnkere** t Ask thm Man Who U»a» It y Ralph J. Moore Coal Co. s 1406 N. Cap. St. 3 Pot. 0970 Pot. 0971 i ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, JFNE 12. 1930. DR. COOPER WARNS AGAINST LUXURIES Leisure Should Be Utilized, He Tells Graduates of Southeastern U. A warning against America's "dan gerous blessings.'' leisure and luxury. ! was sounded last night by Dr. WffHarr. Knowles Cooper, past general secretory of the Y. M. C. A. in an address at the annual commencement ceremonies of Southeastern University and affiliated schools of the Y. M. C. A. In Memorial Continental Hall. 1 Approximately 100 graduates of the ; university's law and accountancy I schools and of the Washington Prepara tory School and the Woodward School for Boys, received diplomas In the j.res i once of a large gathering of parents, relatives and friends. Churches Fail to Keep Pace. Churches and other character build ing agencies have not kept pace with commercialized amusements in making the most of youth's leisure time. Dr. Cooper told the graduates. "The unparalleled resouices of this country, together with the inventive genius of our people and their tireless industry, have produced two blessings which mav carry with them elements ,of danger." Dr. Cooper declared. ' The average young man of today will spend ] not. more than 40 hours per week in I earning a living. He will have not less i than that amount of time free to en , gage in pleasure, study or whatever he will. “The church and the character- I building agencies have quite overlooked j this unusual opportunity to deal with : youth at this most important point, while commercial amusements have taken full advantage of it.” Huston Thompson Presides. Huston Thompson, president of the Y. M. C. A, and of the board of trus tees of the university, presided. Grad uates of the respective schools were presented by Acting Dean George W. Offutt, jr., of the Law School; Dean Joseph K. Moyer of the Accountancy School, Dean Homer J. Councilor of the School of Religion, Principal R. O. Eltason.of the Preparatory School and Headmaster Nathan E. Hodges of th* Woodward School. Diplomas were awarded by Dr. James A. Bell, director of education. Gold scholarship keys were awarded Henry M Levy of the Law School and Bessie Woodcock and Frank Woolfolk of the School of Accountancy, each of whom averaged 93 per cent for three years. The list of graduates follows: School of Law, LL. B.—E. Chester Adams, W. B. Barefoot, Robert J. Bar too, James Alexander Bell, Kurt Brandt, Robert Wesley Boteler, Levi E. Bottens, Robert G. Bunis, Robert W. Carroll, Lewis M. Churbuck, Herbert L. Cook, Bertha M. Crump, J. H. Derby, John R. Dower, Diller B. Gross, James W. Head. Donald R. Hyland, Joseph F. ; Irvine, Guy Lane Hen, Henry M. Levy, 1 Marcus U. Lyons. Arthur B Miller, Al mon S. Nelson, James O. Planck, Earl C. Pugh, Charles H. Riegner, Hugh E. Riley, John A Russell, Paul L. Slap nicka, H. Heinrich Spang, Earl M. Spencer, Jean C. Stormer, Robert B. Stormer, W. A Walker. Cromwell War ner and Miriam G. Wunder. School of law (certificate of gradua tion) —Canio Fierravanti. School of accountancy (M. C. S.) — Lena C. Nead and George S. Rice. School of accountancy (B. C. S.) — L. E. Beacock, Margaret E. Betts, Bessie E. Blosser, Rollin E. Bushnell, Will H. Corey, E. L. Dlugensky, Lionel B. Farr, William Glukenhouse, Lester Goldberg, Morris Harris, A. K. Kauffman, August P. Koster, Laura F. Lovelly, Anacleto M. Madarang, Guy F. Mclntire, Adolph Schow\ Jam*6 Sullivan, Paul V. Trent, Bessie Woodcock and Frank L. Wool folk. School of accountancy (certificate of graduation)—Elwood H. Arthur, Ben -1 jamin Kipnas, S. L. Lindamood. E. F. | Lollo, Harry Mehlfelt and M. D. Par mele. School of religion—Clara Vogel Lee and Edith Bpnde Crum. Washington Preparatory School— James H. Benn, Alan B. Clark, Dorothy Cox; Robert W. May, Stella M. Reid, Raymond S. Sifdol, Lewis M. Small wood, Howard Tompkins and Joseph B. Whitebread. Woodward School (high school course) | —John B. Bell. Fred G. Dawson, James j W. Ford, Charles W. Hopkins. Lafayette ,R. Hubbard, Charles B. Kupersteln, 1 Joseph Kupersteln, H. Latane Lewis, Hubert Nash, Fred T. Parker and Julian : E. Williams. i Woodward School (eighth grade) Charles W. Arnold, John G. Hoyle, Wil son W. Jones, George H. Martin, Rob -1 ert F. Matsudaira. James I. Muir, jr.; Joseph Snyder, Charles Wesner and Paul C. Wong. ! I —: 1 Washington Produce i Butter —One-pound prints, 38’,ia39Vi; tub. 36a37.v i Eggs—-Hennery, 24a25; current re- I ceipts, 22M-a23. ; Poultry, alive—Spring broilers, large, ■ 38a40; small, 32a35; Leghorns, 25a28; i fowls, 23a24; Leghorn fowls, 17al8; j ducks, 15al8; geese, 15: capons, large, j 35a37; small, 30a33. Dressed —Spring i chickens, large, 45a48; small, 40a42; ; fowls, 27a28; capons, large, 40a42; ! small, 30a33; ducks, 24a25. Meats, fresh killed—Beef, 20a23; veal, 20a22; lambs, 25a28; pork loins, 28a32; fresh hams, 25a27; fresh shoulders, 22; 1 smoked hams, 27; smoked shoulders, 22; bacon, 27; lard, in packages, 13; In bulk, 12. Live stock—Calves, 8alOV£; Spring lambs, SalO’i. Fruits—Apples, box stock, 3.25; or anges, California, 7.50a9.50: lemons, 7.00a7.50; watermelons, I.ooa 1.25; can taloupes, jumbos, 4.00a4.25; standards, 3.50a3.75; ponys, 2.75a3.00; honeydews, standards, 3.50a4.00; flats, 2.75a3.00; ! strawberries, 4.00a4.50; blackberries, 3.50; raspberries, per quart, 40; cur rants, 6 00; gooseberries, 4.00; pine ! apples, 3.50a4.00. ] Vegetables—Potatoes, new. 5.50; old, 1 100-pound sacks, 3.00; sweet potatoes, 2.00a2.75; carrots, per crate, 3.75a4.00; I beets, per 100 bunches. 3.00a4.00; spin | ach, 1.50a1.75; kale, 75c; squash, 1.00; : eggplant, 4.00; peppers, 2.50; cucum bers, l.OOal.50; tomatoes, 1.00al.50; peas, 2.50; cabbage, bushel baskets, 75c; string beans, I.ooa 1.50. Production of synthetic dye stuffs in Great Britain last year totaled 55,785,000 pounds, an increase of 5,000,000 pounds over the preceding year. costs less 1 BECAUSE IT GIVES LONGER SERVICE! The original cost of window shades made to measure of Landers Washade may seem a trifle high .... but measure the cost by length of service and you will And that Landers outlast ordinary shades. Lander* has sturdy quality inside . . . with a genuine pvroxlyn waterproof finish. That’s what makes Landers LAST LONGER . . . makes it sunfast and washable. Shall we send you samples and factory prices? Phone National 4763-4764 ' —' \QJfADB C//OP I v HOOPER t \ - : ""v ; Ceor,^ Rafts B t h ‘ d *T»s? d &TSSR Eighth Pint Below Legal Limit Beats J Home Brew Charge ; Bv a Staff Correspondent of The Star. HYATTSVILLE, Md., June 12 1 Because the quantity of home brew ’ seized by police was one-eighth of a pint less than Is permitted by the Maryland law, James Trueman Wel don, colored, was acquitted of a rhaige of illegal possession by Judge I J. Chew Sheriff in Police Court yes- t terday. Weldon was accused of possessing 14 pints, which had been confis cated by County Officers Reese and Brown, who arrested him. The man's attorney, Clarence Roberts, questioned the amount of liquor, j however, and the court ordered it i measured before the bench. Thomas R. Henault, clerk, who performed the measurement, announced the con tents of the bottles offered in evi dence amounted to only 11 pint*. Th? Maryland law permits the own ership of 12 pints of home brew. Judge Sheriff refused to accept the explanation of Carlton Smith, colored, of North Brentwood, that the liquor found In his possession had been owned by him for 13 years, or before the Maryland “dry" law was passed. Smith was arrested In a raid led by Policeman Reese and the court fined him SSO. Edna Brown of West Hyattsville, who was arrested In a raid conducted I by Town Chief of Police Harry An derson, was also fined SSO for illegal | possession. OIL TANKS CALLED THREAT TO BEAUTY Commerce Chamber Official Voices Opposition to Loca* tion of Company’s Plant, BY LESTER N. INSKEEP, Staff Correspondent of The Star. CLARENDON, Va„ June 12.—As long as oil companies are permitted to occupy j 1 the most noticeable water front loca- j tions, both from the viewpoint of Arling- j tonians and residents of the District ofr Columbia, to say nothing of the Federal bridges spanning the Potomac River, , j Arlington County can never be the ! “Gateway to the South.” as It has been designated, It was stated today by Wal- ; | ter U. Varney, a vice president and j chairman of the committee on laws and j legislation of the Arlington County Chamber of Commerce. Varney’s statement was made with specific reference to the proposed erec tion Just above the Key Bridge in Ross lyn of a large oil storage plant by the , Sun Oil Co. of Philadelphia. Opposition Long Standing. "My opposition to oil companies has been pronounced for years,” Varney said, "for I believe them a menace to the citizenry and to other business prop . erty, due principally to the fire haz ards.” Varney believes that the amounts paid by the companies In taxes are In significant as compared with the money spent by the county In fire protection and the upkeep of the roads over which their tremendous trucks travel. "In my opinion.” he declared, "there Is no place in Arlington county for large oil storage tanks and that is particu larly true now that the Federal Gov ernment Is preparing to spend millions of dollars on the waterfront from Mount Vernon to Great Falls. “The economic advantage to the re mainder of Arlington County by com pletion of the Government's plan of parkways will be Immeasurably greater In increased values than if the water front were lined with oil companies. "Perhaps the most picturesque part of Arlington County Is the palisades of the Potomac, comparable to the pali sades of the Hudson, and It seems a great pity to have the natural beauty of the county obliterated and the ter rain mutilated by the Installation of row after row of gasoline and oil stor age tanks. Up to Citizens. i "Arlington County has been desig nated by the Civic Federation and the Arlington County Chamber of Com , merce as ‘The Gateway to the South,’ i and It behooves us Arlingtonlans to do all in our power and to exert every es • fort to maintain the gateway so that It ■ will be a true index of the culture and • refinement of the Southland.” The proposed plant. It was pointed I out by Varney, would lie directly in the path of the George Washington Memo rial Park and is so situated that It would be Impossible to go around it. even if it were so desired by the Fed eral Government. Even If the company granted the right of way for the roadway Itself, as . has been suggested, the entire contour ’ of the park itself would be obliterated by the presence In its midst of the large tank farm, Varney thinks. \ CONSULAR SERVICE j VETERAN IS DEAD ; I Edwin N. Gunsaulu* Dies While on Visit in Ohio-Had World -1 Wide Experience. i Edwin N. Gunsaulus, 70 years old, re tired consul general, of 106 East Thorn apple street, Chevy Chase, Md., died of apoplexy at the home of a sister in Co !’ lumbus, Ohio, yesterday, according to word received here by his family. Mrs. Gunsaulus and their daughter, ’ Miss Betty Gunsaulus, left last night for Columbus. It was thought likely that burial services will be In London, Ohio. Mr. Gunsaulus had held posts in the consular service in various countries, ’ having received his first appointment by T President McKinley to Rimouski, Cana ’ da. He later held posts In Cork, Ire -7 land; Johannesburg. South Africa; ; Singapore, India; Halifax, Nova Scotia, ’ and Wellington. New Zealand. A native of West Liberty, Ohio, Mr. Gunsaulus was a publisher there and l later was editor of the London, Ohio, 3 Times. He was at one time mayor of s Centerburg, Ohio. He was a member of the National Press Club. LEGGE’S TENURE OP POST PUZZLES Friends and Foes Alike Won -1 der How Long He Will Remain. ‘ By the Associated Press. Friends and foes of the man who has been called "agriculture's Abraham Lin coln” and "the leader of a socialistic fiasco" were wondering today how much longer he would remain at the head of the Government's $500,000,000 enter prise in merchandising farm products. Chairman Alexander H. Legge of the Federal Farm Board, who Vhas clashed frequently and fiercely with President Hoover's intimate friend and adviser, Julius Barnes, over the board's opera tions in grain, will complete a year of service with that agency at midnight on Saturday. How long he would serve was an nounced as indefinite by President Hoo ver at the time of his appointment. Mr. Legge, the Chief Executive then said, will be chairman of the board “for the first year at least.” Leaves Step to Hoover. While the consensus here is that I.egge will serve another year, neither the President nor the chairman himself has given any official indication of what [ may be expected. On that subject, I Legge Is smilingly uncommunicative. "The big chief will give out that news,” he says and refuses to say more. When the board launched its wheat stabilization operations, financed by loans from the half-billion dollar re | volving fund authorized by Congress, it provoked vehement protest from grain dealers, who wired President Hoover that their business would be destroyed. The board continued its operations, however, and now is preparing to as sist a similar stabilization corporation to relieve the cotton emergency. U. S. C. of C. Is Denounced. The Chamber of Commerce of the United States at its annual meeting in I April condemned the board’s policy of | using public funds to participate In j business competition with established I agencies. Then, facing his fellow I members of the chamber, Legge dra- j matically denounced their attitude of j hostility to the board, declaring they ' | were for farm relief “so long as it | didn’t work.” But Barnes, who is chairman of the ! | chamber's board of directors and head iof President Hoover's National Busi- I '■ " DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE A CAR? [ \ BUY THEM A GOOD USED CAR l WHEN you drive off to the office these warm days in the car does your family have a car for their use? A good used car solves the problem of a family second car at a substantial saving. A good used car can take the kiddies to school or to the play ground, can do those little odd runs that the wife has to do .. . the stores, shopping, etc. There are many types of good used cars suitable for the family car—coupes, roadsters, sedans and tour ing models await your inspection in the show rooms of Washington’s automobile dealers. :l ' 1 I ‘ I READ THE USED CAR ADVERTISEMENTS IN ♦ The Classified Section of W¥ Jltaf ' THE GREAT NEWSPAPER OF THE NATION'S CAPITAL ! ness Advisory Council. Instated Govern ; ment financing of large grain operations | was an economic fallacy and If con tinued would prove disastrous. Both Legge and Barnes are said to have the confidence and support of the Chief Executive in their respective ac tivities. They are at loggerheads, how ever. on the question of using public funds to finance co-operative marketing operations. Meanwhile. Legge. who left the SIOO.- 000-a-year presidency of the Interna tional Harvester Co. to take a job pay ing $12,000, sits back at his desk in his shirt-sleeves, apparently the coolest and most unconcerned official in Washing ton. C. OF cJgiem READY FOR MATCH Both Sides Confident of Vic tory in Field Day Saturday. With both sides predicting an easy victory, the tug-of-war teams headed by President Charles W. Darr and Vice President Rudolph Jose are in readiness for their contest, the opening feature of the field day program of the annual Summer outing of the Washington Chamber of Commerce, to be held Sat urday at Epping Forest, Md. Chairman Arthur C. Smith and mem bers of the field day committee, aided | by two experts from the athletic de ' partment of George Washington Uni i versify, have arranged a series of ath j letic stunts ami contests for both men and women. There will be also golfing, fishing, motor boating and horseshoe pitching. President Darr will preside at an old fashioned shore dinner at 6 p.m., which will be preceded by a short business session, taking the place of the regular June meeting of the chamber. First busses will leave the Homer Building at 9 a m. w'ith a police motor cycle escort. Other busses will leave at intervals during the day. - • Mrs. Mattie E. Miller Dead. Special Dispatch to The Star, i HYATTSVILLE. Md., June 12.—Mrs. Mattie E. Miller,, widow of Capt. T. A Miller of Murray, Ky. t died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter. ; Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Sturgis. 15 Avon avenue, early last night. The body will be taken to Murray for burial. Mrs. Sturgis is supervising principal of the Hyattsville elementary school. Mrs. Miller had not been in good I health for some time. i Back Seat Drivers Duty to Aid Autoist, ' J Georgia Court Rules Special Dispatch to Tha Star. RICHMOND, Va., June 12—The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled. that it is not only the right but the duty of a woman to assist her husband by back-seat driving. Mrs. R. H. Rickard of Atlanta' had sought damages from the Georgia Power Co. for injuries received when an automobile driven by her hus band was struck by a street car. The court ruled that Mrs. Rickard saw the car approaching and did not warn her husband. "By the exercise of ordinary care she could have avoided the acci dent,” the opinion, granting a non suit, read. PARADE WILL OPEN V. ENCAMPMENT Veterans’ Session at Stuart Junior High School to Continue Until Saturday. Veterans of Foreign Wars will gather tonight at Stuart Junior High School for the eleventh departmental encamp ment of the District of Columbia De partment. Sessions will continue until Saturday adjournment. The meeting tonight will be opened with a street parade forming at Thir teenth street nd Florida avenue north east at 7:15 o’clock. Preceded by the Overseas Military Band. Drum and Bugle Corps and detachments of the Army, Navy. Marine Corps and Coast Guard and the massed colors of all posts, the parade will proceed to Stuart Junior High. Senior National Vice Commander-in chief Paul C. Wolman will be among the speakers from the order and there will be several others of importance, including Gen. Herbert B. Crosby, Dis trict Commissioner. Interest centers on the election of a new department commander to suc ceed Comdr. Harvey L. Miller. Leading candidates are J. Allen Praether, Oscar W. Hollingsworth and William L. Thomas, Many important resolutions dwelling on national defense, naval parity and veterans’ legislation are to come before i the convention, to be transmitted later to the thirty-first national encampment j of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, to be held in Baltimore during the last week in August and the first week in Sep- j tember. ■■■■ • Frozen egg plants in Shanghai, China, are operating at capacity. ALIMONY APPEAL IS WON BY GLOTH .» M ( Supreme Court Reverses Rul ing Requiring Him to Pay Wife SSO Weekly. By a Staff Correspondent of Th* Star. ARLINGTON COUNTY COURT HOUSE, Va., June 12.—The Supreme Court of Appeal* of Virginia today re versed the decision of the local Circuit Court by whtch Commonwealth’* At torney William C. Gloth was ordered, several years ago, to pay his wife SSO a week in alimony. The full extent of the decision has not been received, the telegram to Gloth announcing only that the holding of the lower court had been reversed. After paying the alimony for *ome time Gloth stopped further remittance to his wife after she shot him in March of 1928. Hence there was a sum of approximately $5,000 in back payments due her, and it is presumed that now these back payments will not have to be made. The appeal on the decision of the lower court was argued before the Su preme Court last January by Attorney John S. Barbour of Fairfax. The wife, Mrs. Marjory Snyder Glotn, was sentenced to jail for the shooting of her husband, but was pardoned by the governor after less than a years incarceration. Brookhart Paises Bar Test. IOWA CITY, lowa, June 12 (t P).— Smith W. Brookhart, Jr„ today wa* a member of the lowa bar. Brookhart, a student at George Washington Univer sity at Washington, passed the State examinations and was admitted yester day. ■•■ 1— Deaths Reported. Julia N. Hose, 89. 81»l Mt. Pleasant st. Mary I. W. Parker, 86, 1718 Connecticut *'Herm*n Zimmerman, 80, St. Elisabeth’* H< lSschael Priest, 79, United States Soldier*’ Home Hospital. Julia C. Skelly, 78, 735 11th *t. n.e. Mary M. Rose. 73. 2983 Tilden st. Mary P. Brown. 73, 1887 Mintwood pi. Catherine Lutz, 70. Emergency Hospital. Mary J. Cowles. 70. 1743 Columbia rd. Morris L. Luchs. 66. 1803 Biltmore *t. John Ryan. 60, Walter Reed Hospital. John H. Stone. 58. 1421 Columbia rd. John Page. 56. Casualty Hospital. Harry L. Clark, 43. 1605 30th at. Geneava M. Nash. 43. 616 A st. n.e. Thelma Hankins. 22. Providence Hospital. Fred Tolliver, 42. Gallinger Hospital. Lelia Carter. 39, Gallinger Hospital George Briscoe. 1. Children's Hospital. Infant of William and Susie Copeland. 6 days. Gallinger Hospital.