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POLICE ROUT TAXI DRIVERS IN SESSION Meeting Called to Protest Refinancing Scheme of Checker Cab Officials. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO. June 12.—A stormy pro test meeting of *OO Checker Taxi Co. drivers against what they termed un fair tactics of company officials in a refinancing scheme broke up early to day with 50 policemen, under Capt. Joseph Palcsynski. on guard. Police were called after drivers found five carload* of brickbats piled in the street near the meeting place. The drivers also told police several hun dred members were driven away by sluggers who tried to storm the doors. Every one who applied for admission was searched for credentials and pis tols, and police roped off the street for a half block on either side to help keep order. The drivers said they opposed a plan to sell the company to an Eastern firm and called the meeting to elect new officers. Each driver voted to subscribe to a fund to retain counsel to seek an in junction against the officers' refinancing plans. A long list of murders, bombings and lawsuits has marked the history of the company in Chicago. Outstanding was the killing in 1926 of Joseph Wokral, who sought re-election as president, and that of Barney J. Mitchell, treas urer. last January. On his death bed Wokral named Eugene "Red” McLaugh lin as his slayer. McLaughlins body was found in the drainage canal last week. His brother. Robert McLaugh- j lin, is president of the company. CONVICT MURDER RUMOR BRINGS AUTOPSY ORDER Birmingham Prisoner Dies After Three Houra’ Confinement in Tortuous “Dog House.'’ Sr the Associated Press. BIRMINGHAM. Ala., June 12- Coroner J. D. Russum has ordered Jef ferson County authorities to open a grave yesterday and permit an autopsy on the body of John A. Marshall, a convict, who died after three houra' solitary confinement- in a small cell known as the “dog house.” Prison physicians ascribed Marshall's death several days ago to heart trouble. Since then, however, reports have per sisted that he was struck on the he&d with a hammer a-short while before he died. The ‘‘dog house,” ordered abolished by the JefTerson County Board of Rev enue soon after Marshall’s death, was a small, boxlike cell which permitted a prisoner to stand erect but was so small that he could not sit down, stoop nor even turn around. Two small auger hcles were the only avenues for fresh air. HENRY MARtIn, CHICAGO FLOP HOUSE ‘BUM’, DEAD Burial Delaytd in Hopes Wealthy Sisters WiU Keep Him Prom Potter's Field. By the Associated Free*. CHICAGO, June 12. —Old Henry s Martin’s dead, though probably his name wasn’t Henry Martin at all. He was a Sooth State street "bum.” Not over SO years old, but he looked much older. Not a flop on South State street that didn’t know him. Sometimes his wealthy sisters would come down in their fancy automobiles and buy him new clothes, fill his pockets with money and ask him to come home. But he never would go. He died Tuesday, but they are de laying burial, believing .the sisters will chance back soon, seeking Henry Martin. His pals are sure Henry's sisters wouldn't want him burled in potter's field. The SUGAR for Fruits—Berries —Morning Cereals Hence the name FRUIT POWDERED SUGAR Ideal for . / 7 Icod Drinks J •h if LH = #*UI tM I *J*i mH powD Eßsd':i f lll 1/ u I h /-- su F^ flß • m I i' i U 1 i'- PRUITSXeREPLS r M I \ :$ U • ORfNKS M j J J| «■.» I s■;:% This specially prepared sugar is really a triumph ;J i.Y of refining. Finer than the finest granulated, this £*'•:** brilliant, free running sugar is almost like smooth It dissolves instantly and melts into fresh fruit* E&y* and berries, developing their luscious flavors to y\ f\/ The only Jack Frost Sugar in a light blue box. !*• ou W 'H want l* « lw «ys- Ask Your Grocer For Jack Frost JACK FROST SUGAR MELODY " ■ ■m m n ■ Thursday •visniaf orsr WEAF and Fruit Powdered Sugar N« c Ch.!., IjM E«..™ Th«r« I. . j*c« F.OST Suoa. 1., Granulated, Confectioners, Tablet, Powdered, Brown p b Refined by The National Sugar Refining Co. of N. J. SPONSORS AT ASHEVILLE FETE I JjL I jriHMH ■ J Hi lilt ~ . JMMHR jgiggyg*» :> : \ . I Twelve State? will send young wemen as sponsors to the third annual rhododendron festival at Asheville. N. C„ June 18-110. The four beauties above, ; who have been appointed by their governors, are Theola Matson, Birmingham, Ala. (lower left); Frances Ransom. Aberdeen, Miss, (upper right); Christie Maynard. Wilson, N. C. (lower right), and Eleanor Powell of Richmond. Va. (upper left), —Associated Press Photo. Owner of Barrel Forgot Its Gas, Havoc Results By the Associated Press. CARLETON. Mich., June 12. Harry Parish brought a steel bar rel to the local blacksmith shop Tuesday for some welding. He needed the barrel to go home in. Seth Roberts, the blacksmith, applied the welding torch and the barrel blew up, half of it - going through the roof and the other half through a wall. A ,j police dog was blown out of the window. Ed Harpst, a farmer, was knocked unconscious. Rob erts skinned both his knees in the cinders near his forge, and Parish lost his shoes and several other pieces of clothing. Parish remembered iater that he had used the barrel to store gasoline. THREE U. S. ENVOYS WILL MEET IN PARIS Sackett, Willys and Edge Will Confer on Policies in Eu ropean Affairs. By the Associated Press. PARIS, June 12. Three American Ambassadors soon will be in Paris for a discussion of European affairs and the application of American policies to them. The envoys are Frederick M. Sackett, from Berlin, and John N. Willys, from . Warsaw, meeting with Walter E. Edge | here. Mr. Sackett came with his family for j a visit, but in utilizing the opportunity j for a discussion of general conditions \ with Mr. Edge. The Paris embassy yesterday had not been informed of the coming of Mr. j Willys, but considered he also probably i was bent upon a general talk, as he re- j cently took the Warsaw post. I TrtE & V1 ANT STAR. WASHINGTON, D. (\, THI US PAY. JTNK 12, 1930. AIR MAIL REVISION SAVES $1,000,000 Annual Reduction Seen on Five Routes, Glover Tells Appro priations Subcommittee. | By the Associated Press. A saving to the Government of more 1 than $1,000,000 annually on fVve air ’j mail‘routes alone was the result of the | recent revision of the air mail contract system described to the House appro i priations subcommittee in hearings on the second deficiency bill. Appearing in support of a request by j the Post Office Department for a defi- j ciency appropriation of $1,700,000 for air mail transportation, which is ln clcded in the measure, Warren Irvin Glover, Second Assistant Postmaster General, said the revised system had not yet been placed in effect with the ; other air mail routes. The five lines referred to were the Boston-New York. Chicago-Fort Worth- Dallas, Chicago-St. Louis, Salt Lake- Pasco. and Los Angeles-Salt Lake. The new contract rate system approved re cently by Congress, provides for a space mileage rate, as compared with the old straight poundage basis. PRINCE TOKUGAWA SAILS President of Japanese House of . Peers Leaves for Canada. YOKOHAMA, June 12 (A*).—Prince ; Iyesato Tokugawa, president of the | House of Peers of the Japanese Parlla ! ment since 1903, sailed today for Van- I couver. British Columbia, on the liner Empress of Russia. | Other passengers on the liner In cluded Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood. famous golfers, who have been touring i the Orient. FENG WOULD JOIN FORCES OF CHIANG President Refuse* Offer, Demand-, ing Demonstration of His Sincerity. By the Associated Press. NANKING, China, June 12.—Official military reports from Hankow state ; that because of a lack of ammunition i and food, a representative of Marshal I -j, Priced for immediate Clearance... From far-away Hong Kong P. J. ’ ■■nwn'i The Mandarin Nee Qj o kt a j nec j a wonderful dis- Characteristic Cool, smart, play of peeled cane chairs and of the P comfortable and _ . Peacock i^ivuv» $ .90 has, r ight on the floor. These pieces There is 4|| . are handmade by native Chinese nothing in P. J. Nee Co. also has rockers furniture that is more graceful than to match this chair. craftsmen. these Chinese Imports. and Beautiful Gliders, t 00... at 25% Discount No. I—Regularly $19.75 Re^u,arly » 1 Stick-Reed and Fiber Suites at I/3 Off P. J. Nee Co. needs room, and with these prices throughout our Summer Furni ture Department we will not have any left after a few days. Come early tomor row, don’t wait. 9 I P. J. Nee Co. Offers the Complete Line of Solid Maple Porch Pieces # ■ H eywood-Wa kefield With closely woven rush seats and Strollers and backs, or slapbacks. Small j || h a Ji.Cfiunl of Jumbo rockers, all p.J.Nee co. 745 Seventh at H Street Peng Yu-Hsiang, Northern general, has approached President Chiang Kai- Shek offering tp surrender and express ing willingness to attack troops of the Shansi government. Peng was said to have demanded in return that the Nationalist government pay $3,000,000 for the reorganization of i the People’s Army, of which he is leader. Chiang Kai-Shek was stated to have refused the offer, demanding that Feng first attack Shansi as a demonstration of his sincerity. In the midst of the vigorous drive which Yen Hsl-Shan, governor of Shansi, has been making on Chiang Kai-Shek, chief of the Nanking Na j tionalist government, reports that Peng Yu-Hsiang was planning to turn against Yen. his erstwhile partner In the revolt against Chlang. suggest the possibility of a new line-up in the already compll- j cated Chinese situation. An official denial was Issued during the day of a report that Chlang Kai- Shek was contemplating retirement. It was stated that he was going by airplane to Hankow to direct opera- i tlons against the Northern troops. COMMUNISTS ACTIVE. SHANGHAI, June 12 (JP).— A strong force of Communists is reported to' have seized the town of Tayeh in the Province of Hupeh. Numerous atrocities were reported from the place. ZONING CODE CHANGE SUBJECT OF PROTEST A. U. Park Citizens Oppose Pro posal in Resolution—Hear Talk on Park Beauties. Opposition to the proposed changing of the zoning regulations to grant au thority to the Zoning Commission to make alterations In certain zoning clas sifications at its discretion was voiced in resolutions adopted by the American University Park Citizens' >AsMKSiaaon, meeting in Hurst HaU last nigfrfts After the business session I DT.i 6. A. ’ Vartelman gave an illustrated talk on j the "Beauties of the National Parks." j This was the last meeting of the season, the next meeting to be held in October. Thomas E. Lodge, president, presided. Derr to Head Pathe. 1 NEW YORK, June 12 OP).—Directors j of Pathe Exchange. Inc., Tuesday elect ! ed E. B. Derr, president; C. J. Scollard, ; executive vice president: Lewis Inner . I arity. vice president and secretary: )! Arthur B. Poole, treasurer, and T. S. . i Delehanty. assistant treasurer. Joseph !, B. Kennedy continues as chairman of i the board.