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Receives President-Elect of
Brazil in Historic Blue Room
of White House.
Gratified at the opportunity to re
turn the courtesies extended to him by
Brazil during his visit to Rio de Janeiro
more than a year ago, President Hoo
ver today assumed the role of host to
Dr. Julio Prestes, President-elect of
Mr. Hoover cordially received Dr. j
Prestes in the historic blue room of the
White House, and immediately returned
the call at the temporary home of the
distinguished South American guest, on
Crescent place. .
Interpreter Is Required.
Rince Mr. Hoover docs not speak
> guese, ms Brazilian tongue, and
13d - . Prestes does not speak English, the
%rr•>' an interpreter were neces
sarv at tne Interchange of felicitations.
While the White House setting for the
meeting was most staid, the welcome
which President Hoover extended on
l>ehalf of the American people was quite
Informal and friendly.
The Brazilians are sincere admirers
of Uncle Sam and the President today
aought to show the next President of
the “ast South American republic that
the Admiration is reciprocal. While
the lavish fanfare which marked the
reception in Rio de Janeiro of Mr. and
Mrs Hoover could not be duplicated by
this conservative Nation, the Govern
ment is extending its courtesies to the
limit of established custom.
Guest at State Dinner.
Tonight President Hoover will have
Dr. Prestes for his guest at a brilliant
state dinner in the White House, recall
ing the notable banquet tendered the
Hoovers by President Luis Washington
in Rio. The latter function was re
ported to be the most elaborate state
dinner ever held in the beautiful Bra
zilian capital.
Os course Washington will have no
fireworks display as did Rio. and Mr.
Hoover will not take Dr. Prestes to
the races, but every other possible
courtesy will be repaid during the
President-elect's visit here.
Early this afternoon Dr. Prestes was
the luncheon guest of Senor S. Gurgel
do Amaral, Brazilian Ambassador, and
of members of the local Brazilian
Places Wreath on Tomb.
Ater the luncheon at the embassy
Dr. Prestes went to Mount Vernon to
place a wreath on the tomb cf Wash
ington—who is as much a hero in
Brazil as in the United States —and on
the way back the President-to-be will
visit Arlington National Cemetery and
lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Un
known Soldier.
Tomorrow morning Dr. Prestes will
go on a sightseeing trip about the city
and at 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon he
will be tendered a luncheon at the Pan-
American Union Building by the gov
erning board of that institution. Sec
retary pf State Stimson will entertain
Dr. Prestes at dinner in the evening.
The belated arrival last night of the
Brazilian Executive, caused by a heavy
fog in New York Harbor which de
layed docking of the Almirante Jace
quay, did not detract from the cere
mony of welcome which greeted him
here. State officials waited to receive
the third Latin American President
elect to visit Washington during the
past six months.
Welcomed by Officials.
Secretary Stimson, Francis White, As
sistant Secretary of State; Dr. Leo S
Rowe, director general of the Pan-
American Union; presidential military
and naval aides and other officials wel
comed Dr. Prestes at the Union Station,
where he was giver an escort of Ma
rines. Cavalry and Artillery.
Following brief greetings upon his ar
rival, the Brazilian President-elect
went directly to the Eugene Meyer
residence, placed at his disposal during
his four-day stay in the Capital. There
he was saluted by the Navy Band with
the Brazilian national anthem.
Somewhat fatigued by an arduous
journey, the President-elect retired
early in preparation for today’s activi
The local reception was described
over the radio to the Brazilian people
in Portuguese by short-wave facilities
of the National Broadcasting Co. An
English version was broadcast over the
American network of the company.
Theodore A. Xanthaeky, American vice
consul at Rio, served as the announcer
in Portuguese.
By the Associated Press.
NEW HAVEN. Conn., June 12.—The
New Haven Register in a special dis
patch from the U. S. S. Mississippi to
day tells of a six-mile race made yester
day by F. R. Steckel of Youngstown,
Ohio, a member of the Yale Naval
Training Unit, to overtake the battle- ;
ship after it had sailed from New Lon-!
Delayed in New Haven, Steckel, a
Junior, arrived at New London after the j
battleship had started Its 5,000-mile
Summer cruise with the Yale Training «
Unit. Rather than forego the fruise. |
he engaged a speed boat, which over
took the Mississippi after a six-mile
chase at a speed of 35 miles an hour.
United States Marine Band, at 7:30,
tonight. Sylvan Theater, Monument
grounds. Taylor Branson, leader. Ar
thur S. Witcomb. second leader.
Grand march, “Hugh de Payens
Commandery" Achpnbach
Overture, “II Guarany” Gomez
Characteristic, “Pan-Americana.”
txnrnei solo, “Creanonian Polka."
Second leader Arthur S. Witcomb.
Selections from "Gypsy Love"... .Lehar
“Dance of the Tumblers" from “The
Snow Maiden" .... Rimsky-Korsakow
Grand scenes from "Madame But
terfly” Puccini
Marines' hymn. “The Halls of
“The Star Spangled Banner."
By the United States Soldiers’ Home
Military Band, at the bandstand at 5:30
o'clock. John S. M. Zimmermann,
bandmaster. Anton Pointner, assistant.
March. “On the Air" Goldman
Overture. “Count of Essex”. .Mercadante
Suite characteristic, “Bandana
Sketches” White
Scenes from the opera “Lf> ’T’vavi
ata" Verdi
Fox trot. "Miss You” Tobias
Popular waltz eong, “I’ll Always Be
in Love With You” Ruby
Finale, “Moonbeams Kiss Her for
Me” Woods
“The Star Spangled Banner."
Concert by the Community Center
Band, James E. Miller, director, at
Tenth and U streets northwest Friday,
June 13, 7:30 p.m.:
March, “Call Me Ik.uiy Benter
Waltz, “Carribean” Pestalozza
Selection, “Down in the Forest."
Fox trot, "Chant of the Jungle”. Brown
Waltz, “Beautiful Washington”. .Miller
Solo, “A Cottage for Sale” Conley
Chester Dodson.
Overture, “Light Cavalry" Suppe
March, “Gloria” Losey
Mexican serenade, "El Sereno". Holmes
Fox trot, “Should I” Brown
“The Star Spangled Banner,"
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President-elect Prestes of Brazil, photographed at the White House today
when he called on President Hoover. —Star Staff Photo.
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Government property and private prop
erty remained constant,’’ he said, “then
a fixed percentage plan would be fair,
but the private property values have
increased far out of proportion to the
values of Government property, so that
a percentage basis that was fair to the
United States and the District in 1913
would be exceedingly unfair to the
United States and decideiy advanta
geous to the District taxpayer in 1930.”
Mr. Simmons said that a second rea- S
son for the adoption of the lump-sum j
plan, as stated by Representative I
Cramton of Michigan, who was acting
chairman of the subcommittee when
that plan was adopted, is "that it en- |
abled the Federal Government to pay !
what is considered its obligation to the
Nation's Capital and enabled likewise I
the District to expand and meet essen- \
tlal municipal development costs from ;
its own resources.
Summing up his arguments that the j
House conferees have not been unfair,
Representative Simmons said:
“The House conferees did not break j
off the conference. The House conferees
refused to yield on the issue until the ;
Senate conferees furnished facts which
they could bring back to the House to j
Justify a Federal gratuity of more than
$9,000,000 to the District. That was
our position oh May 26: it is our posi
tion now and will continue to be the ;
position of the House conferees on this :
Replying to the four points cited by
the Senate Conferees in their statement
read to the Senate. Representative
Simmons said regarding the first point j
—the claim that if $9,000,000 was fair
and just in 1925 when the total of the ;
bill was $31,000,000 then it cannot be
fair and just when the total of the bill
in 1931 is $45.500.000 —that the error in
the contention of the Senate conferees
is that they assume the relationship be
tween the Federal property values and
activities and District property values :
and activities remain constant, but such
is not the fact, he insisted.
Assessments Increased.
"The real and tangible personal prop
erty assessment,” he argued, “had in
creased from $326,512,417 in 1910 to j
$919,603,137 in 1925 and again in 1930 ;
had increased to $1,289,669,865. In
tangibles increased from $296,926,000 in
1918 to $410,106,186 in 1925 and $543,- j
188,143 in 1930. Miscellaneous revenues 1
of $1,036,941 in. 1910 increased to $2,- !
412.861 in 1925 and $3,500,000 in 1930, ]
so that while the total of the bill has I
increased it has only kept pace with ]
the increased revenues of the District. |
The District has expanded in its gov- j
ernment cost as its size has expanded. |
The tax rate in 1910 was $1.50 based j
on a supposed assessment at two-thirds !
value. The tax rate in 1925 was $1.40
based upon a supposed, but not actual j
100 per cent assessment. The tax rate !
in 1930 was $1.70 based again upon
supposed 100 per cent value assess-;
Representative Simmons here pointed
out that the Senate this year accepted
the House proposal that the tax rate in
' Washington should not be reduced.
1 “Were it not for that provision in the
! District bill,” said Mr. Simmons, ‘‘and I
| if the House accepted the Senate figures '
i of $12,000,000 then the tax rate could \
1 be reduced from $1.70 next year to
He referred to the second point made
' in the statement by saying that “ad- j
I mitting the increased values of the
United States property they ignore the
vast increase of taxable property and j
income in the District all of which
| answers this question.”
Third Point Reply.
Regarding the third point where the j
Senate conferees refer to a series of pro- 1
posed municipal improvements some of
which are carried in the 1931 House
and Senate bill, "many of which are not
j authorized and for which appropriations
| could not be made.” said Mr. Simmons, j
i his reply was as follows:
I “In my judgment the suggested mu
i nicipal improvements in Washington 1
can be met from current revenues with
out unduly burdening the people of
Washington with taxes. Certainly the
taxpayer of Washington is under more
obligation to meet that cost than the
taxpayer of the United States. For mu
i nicipal developments the people of
■ Washington should look to their own
| resources rather than ask the United
States to carry their burden.”
The Senate's fourth point, he pointed
out, raises the proposition first that the
I Government by purchasing property
1 and removing it from the tax column
is depriving the city of revenues and
that the exemption of this class of
property calls for compensating rev
enues from the United States. In an
i attempt to refute this. Mr. Simmons re
-1! ferred to a statement prepared by the
District assessor which he had had ln
. serted in the Congressional Record on
April 4. He emphasized three points
as follows:
’ “First, that purchases of property by
the United States are generally at a
figure that enables the owners to invest
' In better pieces of property. The shift
- in business locations from one place to
• another may thereby even add to the
value of the business,
r “Second, the wealth of the city does
1 not depend on its area or amount of
ground covered by either business or
i residences.
r “Third, the real estate wealth of a
Y community is directly proportional to
the number of individuals so that if the
e number of inhabitants grow even while
y purchases are being made the value of
s the community will grow in the same
t proportion.”
Referring to the statement of the
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preponderance of the money that has
been wagered on the fight back Sharkey.
The Bostonian probably will be a l-to-2
choice when the gong sounds. Among
those who iancy Sharkey's chances is
Tunney, one of the donators of the
Tunney-Muldoon championship trophy, t
upon which the name of tonight's win
ner will be inscribed, along with those
of John L. Sullivan and all those who
i have followed in the heavyweight dy
Before every important contest there
are rumors of chicanery. This affair has
been no exception. Gamblers who look
j for an ace in the hole have stated that
; they expect Sharkey, because he is the
American entry, to get the better of the
| breaks from the referee.
Such unsavory rumors, no doubt,
have had their source in the unfair
j treatment accorded foreign heavy
weights in previous important contests,
such as the Dempsey-Firpo, Delaney-
Paultno and Sharkey-Scott bouts.
Chairman James A. Farley of the
boxing commission wishes the public to
know' that the man chosen to referee
| will be one who will give each fighter a
square deal. That means that referees
I of the type that handled the contests
mentioned above will be given no con
: sideration. Four referees will be at the
j ringside, but the one who will work in
; the fight will not be known to any one,
except the commissioners, until the
preliminaries are out of the way.
Jacobs Will Act as Second.
The possibility that Schmellng might
b’ forced to fight without the services
of his manager, Joe Jacobs, as chief
' second, was lemoved when the commis
j sion yesterday gave Jacobs, who is un
| der a life suspension in this State, per
-1 mission to work in the German’s corner.
Both boxers have come through their
i weeks of training without mishaps, and
| neither will have any alibi to offer on
i the score of physical condition.
Sharkey will have a considerable ad
vantage in weight, perhaps 15 pounds
The difference in poundage lies mainly
below the waistline, the German's slim
legs being in contrast to the bulkier un
derpinning of the American champion.
Those who like Sharkey’s chances
j point to his greater experience, heavier |
! poundage and superior all-around box
i lng skill.
On the other hand, Schmeling’s ad- [
mirers advance as reasons for going j
along with him his youth, his ring in- '
: telligence, his coolness under fire and j
his terrific right-hand punch.
The two big “ifs” of this affair have J
I to do with Sharkey’s state of mind and j
| the question whether Schmellng can I
i stand up under heavy punishment ;
j Many of those who pick Schmellng l
are banking heavily on another one of (
| those Sharkey brainstorms such as he j
had in the Scott bout, when he fought
with the lack of balance of a prelim
inary boxer after he had been hit on
j the jaw by the Briton. If Sharkey goes j
1 wild again tonight, say the Schmellng j
| boosters, he will be knocked out.
(Copyright. 1830.) 1
Delaware Society to Picnic.
The Delaware State Society will hold
its annual basket picnic at Hains Point
j Saturday, June 14. Entertainment will
Include base ball and other games.
Senate conferees regarding exemptions
of various classes of property here, Rep-
I resentathe Simmons said:
"Washington probably has more ex
empt property from taxation than any
city in the United States —but it does
not follow that exemption is detriment
ial to the people of Washington. Here
1 there are no inheritance taxes. Do
mestic and foreign corporation taxes
j are small by comparison with the
! States. Here there is an exemption oi
j SI,OOO to the heads of families on
household goods, exempting from taxa
tion practically all the homes of Wash
ington. There Is no poll tax, no gen-
I eral franchise ta£ on corporations
i which receive special franchises or
! privileges.”
I Answering the statement that Wash
| ington has no large business industry
| to which it may look for revenue, Rep
, resentative Simmons said:
“Here is located the greatest business
j in the world—an ever expanding busi
ness—that of the Government of the
I United States. Were it not for the
; fact that here is located the business
j establishment of the United States the
! District would still be a swamp on the
I banks of the Potomac. No other city
I in the United States has gone through
! j the last 10 years without bank failures
lor great business depressions. No other
II city has an assured income that will
• i fail only W'hen the United States Gov-
I j ernment falls. No other city goes
■ through the years unaffected bv flood
i j or drought, famine ,or over-production,
i' No other city knows better than Wash
! ington its financial future."
! Shouldn’t Give More.
; ! In emphasizing that other cities in
which there are Federal buildings do
' not ask any contribution from the
’ Government. Mr. Simmons said,
! “Washington admits no obligation to
I I the United States capital in return
E! for the many and great benefits it re
• ceives from the location here ol the
Nation’s Capital. The House bill pro
t j vides a Federal gratuity of contnbu
> I tion, call It what you will, to the Na
* | tion's Capital. It is fair, just, gen
* rrous contribution—made on behalf of
( the people of the United States to this
i city. If I sense correctly the sentiment
of the House it both should not and
s will not give more.”
Death of Father Before Di
vorce Automatically Ele
vated Both, He Asserts.
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succeed as King and to see Helen by his
side as Queen. The royal train entered
Rumania today and she is expected to
arrive at Bucharest this afternoon.
Not all of Carol’s time is occupied
with family matters. Juliu Maniu.
former premier, told him last night that
he would be unable to form a cabinet,
and Carol asked Gen. Prezan. not. con
nected with any party, to see if he
could succeed. M Maniu promised to
support Gen. Prezan, who commanded
the Rumanian troops during the World
Strange Setting for Divorce.
The divorce of Prince Carol and
Princess Helen June 21, 1’928. was pro
nounced in a setting as strange as any
of the unusual events which have
marked the history of Rumania for the
past few years. It was pronounced in a
small court room with neither Carol nor
Helen present, Neither were there wit
nesses nor spectators.
Dr. Rosenthal. Rumanian lawyer and
legal adviser to the American legation,
presented the indictment against Carol
in the name of Princess Helen. It
charged Carol with “violation” of the
sanctity and dignity of his marriage to
the royal princess in 1921 and abandon
ment of the child Michael.
Emanuel Pantasi, defending Carol,
read a brief for the prince. After the
arguments the court handed down a
decree granting an absolute divorce for
Princess Helen. The action by the
princess had been presented two weeks j
previously at the ime that Carol was
in England, where it was reported he
was then planning to regain the Ru
manian throne.
Helen Stricken With Sorrow.
Princess Helen showed no signs of
exultation when informed that her pe
tition had been granted. She seemed
instead to be stricken with sorrow and
said: “I hope that now he will begin
a better life and will find the happiness
that he apparently failed to find with
me. I can forgive, but never forget
the wrongs he did to me and my child."
Several days later. Prince Carol was
quoted in Paris as saying that he hoped
some day the divorce decree would be
annulled. In a communication to his
lawyets, Carol said he had never
abandoned hope that he and his wife
might become reconciled. He asserted
it was a source of grief and pain to
him to be separated from his son, whom
he loved nearly.
Morganatic Wife Declares She Knows
She Naver Could Be Queen.
PARIS, June 12 (JP).-Mme. Zizi
Lambrino. who was the morganatic
wife of King Carol of Rumania before
he married Princess Helen of Greece,
told Excelsior today that she had no
Intention of attempting to establish any
legal claim on Carol, nor starting for
“I have not the slightest Intention
of trying any rights either for myself
or for mv son,” she said. “My marriage
was. I don’t cease to repeat, perfectly
legal and I have a legal certificate of
marriage. I had not at any time any
ambition. Being Rumanian I knew per
fectly well that 1 could not be a queen,
but is it equitable to prevent my son
from having a father?
“It is untrue that I am leaving for ;
Bucharest next July as every year I go
to Moldavie. where I have property, i
remaining there during my son’s school }
vacation. But the trip has no connec
tion with present events.”
Great Lakes Air-Water Cruise
August 8 to 17 to Touch 6
States and Ontario.
By the Associated Press.
DETROIT. Mich., June 12 —Twenty
six towns and cities in six States and
the Province of Ontario will be visited
by the seaplanes of the Great Lakes
j air-water cruise August 8 to 17.
The route was announced today by
Wayne J. Sheldon, cruise commander,
1 who said that the trip, sponsored by
I the Detroit Flying Club, will be the
i first of the sort ever attempted In this
I country.
| The cruise will start at Detroit and
I will visit the following cities:
Toledo. Conneaut. Ohio; Erie, Pa.;
Buffalo; Hamilton, Toronto. Barrie and
I Little Current. Ontario; St. Ignace,
Sault Ste. Marie and Munsing. Mich.;
I Port Arthur, Ontario; Duluth. Minn.;
I Houghton and Marquette, Mich.; Green
Bay, Sheboygan, Milwaukee and Racine,
Wis.; Chicago; Muskegon, Traverse City,
i Petoskey. Alpena, Bay City and Port
; Huron, Mich., and return to Detroit.
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Former Policeman Robert J. Allen, who conducted a single-handed Invest!-
’ gallon into the death of Virginia McThcrson and brought about difficulties which
s' eventually ended in his dismissal from the Washington police force, entering
the Arlington County Jail. He was sentenced to 10 days this morning for eon-
I tempi ®1 court. On the left Is Deputy Sheriff Harry W'oodyard. who took Allen
into custody in the court room. —Star Staff Photo.
SSO Contributed to Fund for
Honoring District's World
War Dead.
The Association of Veteran Union
Printers, headed by John B. Dickman
its president, not only has indorsed
labor’s part in erecting the District of
Columbia World War Memorial, but has
I made a contribution of SSO to the fund.
In making this announcement today,
! R. A. Dickson, secretary, and Fred S.
Walker, treasurer of the committee of
| Washington Central Labor Union, in
! charge of the wind-up campaign to
complete the memorial fund, expressed
appreciation of the contribution, and
i declared it stood as an example to the
younger members of organized labor.
Value in Indorsement.
“It is not only because the money
| value attached to the contribution,”
i said Mr. Dickson, “that I am so pleased
to learn of it but because of receiving
the indorsement of this splendid body of
men when the campaign has hardly had
time to get under Way. This gives to
the entire executive committee the as
surance that our efforts will be met
with the enthusiasm so characteristic
of the labor movement, particularly In
undertakings of this character.
“It is an inspiration that the Veteran
Union Printers has given to the younger
generation that now composes the labor
movement In Washington, and who we
expect will contribute labor's share of
the cost of the war memorial. I sin
cerely wish that every member of the
Associattan of Veteran Union Printers
j will live to see and enjoy the memorial
| after it is completed.”
Members Aged 62 to 87.
The association, it was explained, Is
a body of men whoset ages range from
62 to 87 years. When a union printer
has reached the age or 60, with contin
uous membership of 20 years, then that
member is eligible for membership in
the association. The organization meets
regularly each month at Typographical
Temple. It Is a voluntary organization,
and while it is Composed wholly of union
printers, it is not in the sense an active
labor union
The committee. MY. Dickson said, had
virtually completed its groundwork for
the campaign.
"Several contributions have been re
ceived,” said Mr. Dickson, “and we be
lieve that the results gained from the
work now being done will see us well
on our way to the realization of our
quota before other plans we have in
mind are perfected,”
j The labor campaign is designed to
I raise the funds needed to increase the
| memorial funds from the $135,000 al
l ready on hand to the goal of $155,000.
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liar and a disgrace to the State.”
This last statement brought an addi
tional five-day sentence and a hasty
examination of the Virginia code to
determine whether It were possible
under the law to make it any more
Finding this to be impossible, a S2O
fine was added.
Allen Ordered Seized.
Further difficulties were encountered
[ by Allen when he said to the court;
j “When Gloth gets through, you won't
| have anything to say. He's doing all
j the talking.”
j The judge then ordered him seized
j by an officer, and Deputy Sheriff Harry
! Woody:ird complied, seating the prisoner
j and managing after considerable diffi
culty to keep him quiet.
After all of this had been accom
! plished, the Judge assessed a $lO fine,
I which amounted to $19.25 W’ith the
, costs, cn the tax charge.
Fearing that Allen may have sought
to be placed in jail, where he could
communicate with Brewster, as he had
made such a request yesterday. Sheriff
Howard B. Fields and Gloth arranged
to have him confined in the woman's
compartment which is sufficiently re
moved from the man's cell block to
make communication impossible.
Foreign Minister Tells Ex-Presi
dent Gil That Morones Erred.
MEXICO CITY, June 12 (4*l—Gen.
Estrada, foreign minister, today directed
a letter to former President Portes Gil
saying that Luis Morones, former min
ister of labor, was mistaken in his re
cent assertion that the Mexican con
sulate in Los Angeles, was involved in
any way in a plot against President
Ortiz Rubio.
Minister Estrada occupies a post car
ried over from the Portes Gil admin s
tration and was acting foreign minister
at the time the plot was said by Mo
rones to have been framed.

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Upper: Dolores I.ingle and Alfred Lingle, Jr., children of the slain Chicago
Tribune reporter.
Lower left: Mm. I.ingle. Lower right: Sam Hunt, alleged Capone gunman, |
who is sought for the killing. —A. P. and P. &A. Photos, i
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boat inspector, in an interview publish
ed today in the Boston Herald, faced
Capt. Brooks of the Fairfax at the open
ing of the Federal investigation. Lyons
criticized the actions of Capt. Brooks
after the accident.
Lyons and his assistants were on the
Fairfax many hours after its arrival
yesterday, questioning officers and crew.
Company officials also began an investi
“Capt. Brooks admitted to me that
he did not at any time send an S O S,”
the Herald quotes Cap.) Lyons. “He
also admitted that no attetnpt was made
to get Coast Guard stations for aid or
ask any one in Boston to go and search
for those overboard.”
Capt. Brooks, R. D. McNeil, vice
president of the Merchants and Miners
company, who was aboard the Fairfax,
and other officers and passenger sur
vivors will appear before the investi
gators. Capt. Lyons will direct the
With none of the crew of 19 surviv
ing, the ill-fated tanker Pinthis will be
represented by Capt. Fred Gower of
the Fall River Oil Co.
The Fairfax, with 71 passengers
aboard, bound for Norfolk, Va„ and
Baltimore, collided with the tanker in
a dense fog Tuesday night off the Scitu
ate shore, 25 miles from this port.
Laden with gasoline, the Pinthis caught
fire and exploded, sinking within 20
Oil Burned All Day.
The Fairfax was engulfed in flaming
oil with fire starting on the top deck
and one side. The clothing of several
passengers and members of the crew
caught fire and some leaped overboard.
Oil on the surface of the ocean burned
all day yesterday off the Scituate shore,;
a grim memorial of the tragedy.
Although the radio antenna w'as soon
melted and burned away, the set was
repaired and a few hours later the
Gloucester, a sister ship of the com
pany, came up and took the passengers
off. The Gloucester brought them here
and the Fairfax, with a gaping hole in
her bow', and her port side burned and
scarred by the flames, came to port sev
eral hours later.
Tales of heroism, vivid descriptions
of the exploding tanker and the flam
ing fire hurled aboard the Fairfax, ac
counts of rescue work and aid for the
injured by nurses and volunteers, and
charges of cowardice against members
of the crew in the hours after the crash
were told by passengers on their re
turn to this port.
This morning the sea cast up the first
material proof that the Tanker which
was rammed by the Fairfax was the
Fall River Pinthis. Hull police found
on Green Hill Beach near Nantasket.
about 12 miles from the spot where the
tanker went down, a warped and
twisted lifeboat, right side up, but
empty, and bearing the name Pinthis
on its scorched bow.
All the evidence yesterday showed the
tanker must have been the Pinthis, but
no wreckage was found and it had been
feared that the sea of burning oil had
destroyed all traces. Spurred by the
discovery of the lifeboat today lobster
fishermen in this section of the bay are
keeping a sharp lookout for bodies of
the Pinthis crew.
Probe to Be Made Into Deaths of Lieut.
Mulvanity and Mate Walker.
Lieut, (junior grade) Augustus Shea
Mulvanity. U. S N„ was killeo. and
Pharmacist’s Mate (second class) Joe
Walker, U. S. N„ "was seen to fall
overboard, body not recovered.” in the
I steamer Fairfax disaster, the com
| mandant of the first naval district to
day notified the Navy Department.
George Mulvanity, brother of the dead
officer, last night left 1727 Q street
to proceed to New Hampshire to make
funeral arrangements.
The Navy Department was advised
that the commandant, of the first naval
district has ordered a board of inquest
in both cases.
Lieut. Mulvanity was born in Nashua.
N. J., January 16. 1901, and was ap
pointed a Midshipman from his native
State in June, 1919. being commissioned
an ensign four years later.
He was under orders from the Navy
i Yard at Norfolk. Va.. and Was preparing
I to report for duty there, following a
i month’s leave, when he boarded the
! Fairfax and went to his death.
Pharmacist’s Mate Walker was at
i tached to the U. S. S. Chaumont, and
his home was in New Hope, Ala.
Jenny Dolly Wins SBO,OOO.
LE TOUQUET, France, June 12 (A*). —
Jenny Dolly, American dancer, had a
run of luck ai a new barrarat table in
the Casino today, carrying off winnings
which other players estimated at
2,000,000 francs, or about SBO,OOO.
She left at dawn after an all-night
session at the table, and took her bank
notea with her.
500 Hoodlums Are Jailed and
Held Despite Demands
of Attorneys.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, June 12.—Police "exe
cution squads,"’ each captained by an
j officer whose courage in fighting
| gangsters was attested by notches on
| his revolver, combed Chicago today for
i the man who killed Alfred (Jake,
l Lingle, Tribune reporter.
By last midnight 500 hoodlums, dere- '
llcts and suspicious characters were in
j jail. Lawyers flocked to detective
| headquarters demanding the release of
their clients, but no releases were made.
William Russell, police commissioner,
and John Stege, his chief of detec
| tives, were spurred to action not only
by the crime itself and their own close
I friendship for the slam newspaperman,
but a rising flood of hostile public
! sentiment that gained expression in
! front-page editorials and in statements
j of civic leaders.
There was talk unofficially among
business and civic groups of the pos
| sibiiity of martial law’ to supercede the !
police and drive the gangster once and
for all from the city. One American i
Legion post offered the services of its j
! members to take up arms, under proper j
authority, against the gangsters.
Editorial Excoriates Police.
The Herald and Examiner, which has J
joined the Tribune and the Evening
Post in offering a total reward of $55.-
000 for arrest and conviction of the
man who shot Lingle dead last Monday
in the crowded Randolph street sub
way, excoriate the police department
in a front-page editorial. It referred
to the department's 'miserable ineffi
ciency," and added:
"Chicago is disgustrd with its head
i less, footless city administration, so
: streaked with rottenness that honest
I men in it, think ng of their daily bread.
keep their mouths shut and their eyes .
i closed."
Th? "execution squads" of the police
w’ere so called because their command
ers have shown in previous gangster
hunts that they are unafraid to shoot
down the outlaws.
"Lieut. Frank Reynolds, in charge of '
one squad, has killed 11 criminals,’ |
Chief Stege said. "Lieut. A1 Booth has j
killed six, Lieut. Walter Storms has
j killed five. Lieut. William Gusack, four;
! Lieut. Pat O'Connell, 5, and Lieut. Andy
Barry, six.”
These were special squads, with orders
I to enter any place where they thought
criminals might be quarteied without
the need of search warrants or legal red
j tape. In addition there were the regu
| lar cruising squads of detectives and a
( special foot detail that comb’d the
i loop.
Denies Resignation Request.
Frank J. Loesch, the aged head of
the Chicago crime commission, denied
| published statem:nts that he had de
; manded that Commissioner Russell and :
! Chief Stege resign
"What I say is merely this,” he said, !
I "that if Russell and Stege can't find the j
solution to this crime they should give :
place to some one who can."
Russell replied to published criticism i
with the declaration that he had not j
sought the police commissionership and
had not wanted it; but that he was not
a “quitter” and had no intention of
resigning. Stege said he had consistently
done his best, and that his continued
services as chief of detectives was a
matter for his superior—the commis
sioner—to decide.
Commissioner Russell himself was one
of the pallbearers today aUthe funeral
of Lingle. Services were to b * held at
Our Lady of Sorrows’ Catholic Church
at 11 am.
The funeral plans were impressive.
The procession was to be headed by
mounted policemen, followed by a band
which in turn was to be followed by
several units of policemen on foot. This
was in tribute to Lingle's wide acquaint
anceship among members of the force
Next in line were to be bandsmen from
the Great Lakes Naval Training Station
where Lingle served during the World
War, being attached to the intelligence
division. Detachments of Naval Re
serves. city firemen, members of four
American Legion Posts and a bugle
corps were to be in the procession. A
firing squad from Great T akes was to
Are a salute at Mount Carmel Cemetery,
and a bugler blow taps.
Step to Ask Authority for
Political Inquiry Also
Is Initiated.
tContinued From First Pago 1
mittee had also inquired into attempts *
to elect Senators and Representatives,
he added, and Presidents of the United
In the Huston case. Blaine said, the
committee Inquired into his financial
"My position,” said Blaine, ‘‘is the
committee has authority to go into
Bishop Cannon’s financial records to
ascertain if any of the money has been
used in lobbying activities.
“I maintain it is pertinent to ask
questions about accounts so the com
mittee may obtain information to re
quire the delivery of those accounts.”
The accounts to which Blaine re
ferred dealt with *65.300 contributed '
to Cannon by E. C. Jameson, New Yotk
capitalist, for use In the 1928 anti-
Smith campaign.
"The proposition of whether the
questions are pertinent is a question of
law,” Blain» said.
He cited the case of Harty Y. Sin
clair. wealthy oil man, to show that a
Senate committee had authority to
compel a witness to answer quwtioM
Sinclair was sent to jail for refusal to
The Wisconsin Senator urged that
Cannon's refusal to answer be cited by
the committee to the Senate for possi
ble contempt proceedings.
"When it does that.” he asserted, “it
shall have done its duty.”
Blaine then moved to cite Cannon to
the Senate for contempt, but before he
could press his motion, Caraway asked
to make a statement. /
The chairman said he had expressed
the opinion in Arkansas that the com
mittee had no authority to go into
purely political activities.
He said the statement might have
been "unfortunate.”
“Senator Cannon” Brings Laugh.
Referring to assertions he said had
been made to the effect that the com
mittee had dealt differently with wit
nesses, Caraway read from the exam
ination of Henry H. Curran, president
of the association against the prohibi-
I tion amendment.
He said the association had been en
gaged in lobbying activities.
"I know honest men of deep religious
and prohibition prejudices sometimes
cease to tell the truth,” the Arkansan
observed. , . . _ ,
He inadvertently referred to Senator
Cannon’ 1 at one point and laughter -
broke out. .
Caraway begged the pardon of the
He said the committee's action in in
quiring into Huston's accounts was
prompted by information that some cl
the money" had been used in "lobbying
activities” for the Tennessee River Im- (
i provement Association.
"Everybody knows it was a lobbying
account,” Caraway said.
Referring to $36,100 given to Huston
by the Union Carbide Co., Caraway
"That was a lobbying fund. There
was never any question about it.”
Sought Leasing of Shoals.
The money was given for use of the
Tennessee association in advocating
leasing of Muscle Shoals to the Ameri
i can Cynamid Co.
"Wherever there has been lobbying
I in connection with political activities,
I there is no question about the authority
I of the committee.” Caraway raid.
! The chairman said the committee
I heretofore had conducted its affairs
i largely by unanimous consent, but
j "from now on the decisions will be an
nounced as a majority.”
He said if a majority voted against
Blaine’s resolution it would not be re
ported, but that would not prevent
Blaine from carrying it to the Senate.
Robinson, upon leaving the hearing,
said he wanted to be recorded as voting
against Blaine’s motion.
Walsh remarked he believed the com
mittee-had no right to go into "purely
political activities” but he thought Can- ,
non's activities were not ’’purely po
Maintains Work Is Linked.
The Montana Senator maintained
I Cannon's political activities had been
J “inextricably associated” wuth his other
I work before Congress and said that
I point was the only difference between
I him and Caraway.
j The chairman referred to an ob-
I jection made by Walsh to the examina
tion of John J. Raskob, chairman of
the Democratic national committee.
“There was no evidence that Mr.
Raskob ever had evidence in lobbying
activity,” Walsh said and Calaway
Blaine said the churchman had been
a member of many organizations which
had engaged in lobbying activities, and
that the Methodist temperance board, t
oi which he is chairman, also had lob
He added Cannon had been connect
ed with more lobbying associations than f
I any other witness, and .said $5,000 given
the witness by Dr. Clarence True Wil
son of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
$65,300 bv Jameson and $17,000 from
“sources in Atlanta, Ga„” might have
j been used for lobbying and that the
! committee should go into his records.
Cites Duties of Witness.
"I contend it is not within the prbv
i ince of a witness to determine whether
| a fund is political or lobbying.” Blaine
continued. “It is the province of a
| witness to give facta. If it was learned
j the fund was purely political the com
mittee would not go into it.”
Walsh then proposed to substitute *
for Blaine’s motion one to ask specific i
authority of the Senate to investigate
political ac'.ivities.
Blaine’s motion would call for re
porting to the Senate the “willful de
fault” of Cannon in refusing to answer
questions and in walking out on the
committee "without permission.” He
, also moved that Caraway report to the
Senate a list of the questions Cannon
refused to answer.
The Walsh motion would cal! for
reporting to the Senate the
Cannon declined to answer and ‘‘si
much of the testimony to show their
I relevancy.”
None Will Comment.
| Senator Robinson previouslv had sa r*
he was opposed to asking the S-nate for
specific authority to investigate political
| activities. t
j How the other members would vot/' «
was uncertain and none would com
Cannon Is “Silent” Witness.
Bishop Cannon was a •’silent” wit
ness today
The only words he uttered were to
tell Caraway the position held by Dr.
Clarence True Wilson, secretary of the
Boaid of Temperance of the Methodist
Episcopa 1 Chu c' -.
At the end of the session Cannon told
the chairman he would have to leave
Washington Monday for Nashville.
Caraway replied the committees de
cision would be reached by that time.
Later the afternoon meeting was an
Asama Volcano Again Quiet. *
TOKIO, June 12 (;p).—Eruption q I j
Asama Volcano, near Karulzawa. which 1
startled the countryside yesterday and
threatened considerable damage, ceased
early today, and the forest fires, started
by the flowing lava on the lower slopes
oi the mountain were brought under
control. Official observers said the total
loss would be small.

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