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WEATHER. " -
(V. B. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Fair, with continued mild tempera
ture tonight and tomorrow.
Temperature*—Highest, 63, at 2:30
p.m. yesterday; lowest, 53, at 7:40 a.m.
Fuli report on page 9. •
dating N.Y, Markets, Ptg«13,14 Al 5
No. 31,613.
CREW IS RESCUED
FROM SINKING SNIP
BY ENGLISH VESSEL
300 MILES AT SEA
Liner Mauretania Edges Up
to Swedish Freighter to
Take Aboard Men From
Two Lifeboats.
BRITISH CRAFT GROUNDED
NEAR PORTUGUESE PORT
650 Passengers and Crew Are Re
moved in Darkness—New Ship,
En Route to South America, May
Be Complete Loss—One Man Is
Injured in Fall.
Br the Associated Press.
8. S. AMERICA, November 19.
The steamship Mauretania, edg
ing up close to the sinking Swed
ish vessel Ovidia, this afternoon
took aboard the crew, who had
abandoned ship in two lifeboats.
Meanwhile the steamship Amer
ica, with Capt. George Fried on
her bridge, after steaming for al
most 10 hours in response to an
SOS from the Owidia,' stood
alongside, as did the Shipping
Board freighter Endicott.
The America reached the aide of the
stricken vessel this afternoon.
Crew Takes to Boats.
The crew of the sinking ship, after
a council among themselves, started
abandoning the craft In their own
boats shortly after 12:15 p.m. Eastern
standard time.
Capt. George Fried, the America’s
•kipper and hero already of two ocean
rescues, the Antlnoe and the Florida,
brought his vessel alongside the Ovidia
after a sharp run of 10 hours ofT his
course to reach her side.
Dae East of Boston.
The America sighted the Ovidia at
11:30 and., Eastern Standard time, in
latitude 42.36 north and longitude SI
west. . , ..., „■
This placed her about 300 miles south
and somewhat east of Capt Race and
due east Os Boston.
The Ovidia was listing badly. Before
the decision to abandon ship, she had
been trying to reach St John’s New
foundland, and had asked the Endicott
lor a tow.
The barometer was falling and the
weather was freezing up.
Called at * AM
> An SOS signal, from the Ovidia
took the America off her course at 2
am. today to speed the rescue of the
stricken vessel a freighter of I.SBB tons.
The America’s position at 2 a.m.,
Eastern standard time, was 45:10 north
longitude and 49 west, about 200 miles
•outheast of Cape Race.
Capt Carlsson of the Ovidia sent this
message:
"Taking water hold No. 2. Heavy list.
Trying to keep afloat, but pumps unre—
(Copyright. 1910, by the Associated Press.)
Fried’s Other Rescues.
On January 26-28, 1926, Capt. Fried,
then skipper of the President Roosevelt,
rescued 25 men from the British tramp
steamer Antlnoe, which sank during a
storm in the North Atlantic.
Bis heroism in that rescue, when it
was necessary first to locate the sink
ing ship and then to stand by her dur
ing days of grueling weather, won him
unstinted praise ’on both sides of the
(Continued oh Page 2, Column 6.)
SENATE COMMITTEE
HEARS 11 WITNESSES
O. 0. F. National Committeeman
Says He Contributed Funds
to Nebraska Primary.
By the Associated Press.
LINCOLN, Nebr., November 19.
Eleven witnesses were summoned to
day as the Senate Campaign Funds
Committee sought the source of all ex
penditures in the recent Nebraska sena
torial contest.
Among those called was E. B. Steph
enson, treasurer of the campaign fund
of Btate Treasurer W. M. Stebbins, who
was an unsuccessful candidate tor the
Republican nomination against Sen
ator George W. Norris. Delving into
the Stebbins fund yesterday. Senator
Gerald P. Nye, chairman of the com
mittee, and Senator Porter H. Dale, a
member, were told by Republican Na
tional Committeeman Charles A. Mc-
Cloud of York that he had made con
tributions to the Stebbins cause which
were listed under the names of other
persons.
The use of other names, McCloud
•aid, was to conceal his own contribu
tion Answering a question by Chair
man Nye as to whether it was custom
ary for a national committeeman to
make contributions in a primary cam
paign, McCloud said:
"I guess not.”
GROUNDED BOAT FLOATS
Chicago River Backed Up to Lift
* Freighter From Bottom.
CHICAGO, November 19 (A*). —The
Chicago River backed up today to help
a grounded steamer, the steel freighter
Sweden.
The ship, heavily laden, struck bot
tom in the North River Channel last
night, swung across the stream and still
Mocked all traffic in the stream today.
Three tugs failed to free the 414-foot
steamer. An appeal waa sent to Lock
port and the locks In the drainage
canal were closed for several hours,
backing up the river, which flows back
ward from Lake Michigan.
After blocking the channel 12 hours
the Sweden, aided by the use of the
river, was loosened by tugs and con
tinued up the river.
Rftdif Pregrtus os Pag* B 4
Entered as second class matter
post office. Washington. D. C.
I Thief Scorns SSO,
But Takes Tickets
| To Foot Ball Game
By the Associated Press.
EVANSTON. 111.. November 19.
—James A. Thimios, owner of a
food shop, loves foot ball.
He was the proud owner of
two tickets to the Northwest
em-Notre Dame game to be
played here Saturday. For
weeks he kept them locked up
securely, he thought, in his cash
register, but every now and then
1 when a favored customer came
In he would take them out for
display purposes only.
, Last night a policeman, walk
’ ing by the shop an hour after
Thimios had locked up, noticed
| 1 that the front door had been
. broken open. Nothing was dls
. turbed except the cash register,
I the drawer of which was open
with SSO lying there in plain
sight. *
But the tickets were gone.
MOVE TO REDUCE
TONNAGE AVOIDED
>
r
, Preparatory Disarmament
Group Feels Incompetent to
Fix Figures on Guns.
■ By the Associated Press.
GENEVA, November 19.—Maxim
[ Litvinoff, Russian delegate to the pre
. paratory disarmament meetings, today
moved to reduce the maximum ton
nage of capital ships to 10,000 tons,
with 12-inch guns. The commission,
i however, declined to enter into the
merits of the question.
The draft under consideration con
[ tains the maximum figures of the
, Washington treaty—3s,ooo tons with
’ 16-inch guns—as submitted by the
great naval powers.
The Soviets, said Litvinoff, wished to
do away with arms of an offensive na
ture, regarding present-day battleships
as belonging to this class.
British Ships at .^igores.
Lord Cecil said that the Jritlsh gov
ernment favored such a move as
1 Litvinoff suggested, but felt that the
preparatory commission was not com
petent to fix the flgu.es.
Hugh 8. Gibson, the American dele
gate, said he would abstain from voting
on the Soviet proposal, but wished it
understood that the American Gov
ernment was not taking a position of
opposition to reduction in the slse of
the armaments of capital ships.
The commission finally voted unani
mously to remove the figures of ton
nage and caliber from the draft treaty,
leaving blanks for the general con
ference to fill.
Two Articles Adopted.
The commission adopted articles B
, and C of the naval draft, embodying
the principles of limitation by category
and the privilege of transferring part
of tonnage as in the London treaty.
Great Britain took exception to a
proposal of the smaller powers which
would have permitted absolute freedom
of transfer of tonnage for States hav
ing navies less than 100,000 tons total.
The British position was that Great
Britain could net agree to permit the
right to any State to put an unrestrict
ed proportion of its total tonnage into
submarines. This also waa understood
to be in principle the position of the
_ American Govafcunent.
The draft finally approved allows
navies under 100,000 tons freedom of
transfer with the reservation that some
limit may be arranged for the per
centage of tonnage, which may be put
into submarines.
ORDERED TO ASYLUM
Emmet Mcßride, Brother of Dry
Leader, Sent to Hospital.
CARROLLTON, Ohio, November 19
(A*). —Emmet Mcßride, brother of F.
Scott Mcßride, head of the Anti-
Saloon League of America, was or
dered committed to the Massillon State
Hospital for the Insane when arraigned
here today on a charge of issuing
fraudulent checks.
Mcßride was returned here from
Washington, D. C., several weeks ago.
WEATHER HALTS FLIGHT
Nettleton, Seeking Junior Record,
Lands at’ Harrisburg, Fa.
HARRISBURG. Pa.. November 19 (A»>.
—Gerald P. Nettleton, 20-year-old
Toleda flyer seeking to set a new Junior
transcontinental record, landed here to
-1 day and announced that he would not
resume his flight until weather condi
tions are more favorable.
Nettleton landed at the local airport
at 10:30 a.m.
I --1L 1 I—tss 1 —tss
I
Housewares Reduced
Among the many classes
of merchandise which can
now be bought at lower
i prices are houseware arti
cles which add to the ease
l and convenience of home
management.
■ One such item, for ex
! ample, is a steel utility cabi
net, enameled in colors,
which sold regularly last
year for $12.50 and can
now be bought for $7.95.
t There are many desir
able houseware articles ad
vertised in The Star, and at
; prices that encourage buy
s ing at this time.
i Yesterday’s Advertising
(Local Display)
: Lines.
; The Evening Star. . .44,377
2d Newspaper 13,657 .
i 3d Newspaper 8,446
: 4th Newspaper 8,228
I sth
Total tSLXm. 33,811
llhe fretting ifef.
V y J V. WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION K-S
WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1930—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. **
17DEAD INTORNADO,
30 KNOWN INJURED
IN OKLAHOMA TOWN
#
Village of Bethany Virtually
Demolished by Severe
Winds Early Today.
DENOMINATIONAL SCHOOL
IN STORM-TORN SECTION
One Hundred Buildings Destroyed.
Relief Station Established
Near Swept Area.
By the Associated Press.
OKLAHOMA CITY, November 19.
At least 17 persons were klUed and more
than 30 injured today by tornadic winds
that did heavy property damage in the
village of Bethany, seven miles from
here.
Early this afternoon the bodies of
seven victims had been recovered from
the wreckage of smashed homes and
business buildings.
Thirty injured were in Oklahoma
City hospitals.
It was feared the list of dead and
injured would be increased.
W L. Burton tan to his home after
the storm to find it demolished. His
wife and child stood shivering in the
heavy rain. When the wind struck, Mrs.
Burton caught the baby in her arms
and sheltered it as the house collapsed.
The baby received minor scratches
while the mother escaped with lacera
tions.
Finds Father in Debris.
An ambulance driver, Yates Hoover,
accustomed to carrying on without a
show of emotion, found the body of his
father In the debris of their home.
Unable to find his mother, young
Hoover rushed the body of his father to
a hospital and then speeded back in
search of her.
Before the storm struck Bethany It
demolished a school building near
Campbell Creek, killing Marguerite
Zurling. 14; Delbert Sharp, 12, and an
unidentified person
Miss Mary Procter, the teacher and
several other pupils were Injured. Farm
ers pulled the dead and Injured from
the wreckage. Jack Zurling. a brother
of one of the girls killed, brought all
of the victims to an Oklahona City
hospital.
Other known dead sre: Mrs. John
Douglas, R. L. Hoover, Mrs. W. O.
Bounds and Mrs. O. E. Manning.
Telephone Lines Down.
- Telephone lines into the storm area
were down, but reporters were rushed to
the scene.
Bethany is populated largely by
members of the Nazarene Church. A
denominational school, Bethany Col
lege, is located there. The town is
about 7 miles west of here. The sur
rounding area is thickly settled.
Emergency relief quarters were estab
lished at the broadcasting plant of
Radio Station WKY, a short distance
east of Bethany.
John Hutchinson, who brought sev
eral of the injured to Oklahoma City,
said at least 100 buildings had been
destroyed in and near Bethany. A
steady rain fell as rescue squads worked
In the storm area.
Half of Town Razed.
The entire eastern half of Bethany
’was razed by the wind, Hutchinson
said. He believed many persons had
been burled in the wreckage, as roofs
and sides of houses collapsed.
More than a foot of water was stand
ing In the stricken town. Gov. W. J.
Holloway issued orders for all avail
able space at the University Hospital
here to be converted into emergency
operating rooms.
Employes of the State Health De
partment were sent to tnis Institution
to help render first aid.
Troops Called Out.
AdJ. Gen. Charles Barrett ordered
three companies of National Guards
men with a strength of 175 men into
the storm area during the afternoon.
Claude Seaton, an aviator, reported
after an air survey that the damage
was confined to the immediate area of
Bethany.
U. S. JUDGE ACCUSED
OF USING PRESSURE
T
Congressional Committee Heart
Charge That Mann Act Was
Used to Intimidate.
Br the Associated Press.
MEMPHIS, Term., November 19.—A
congressional committee investigating
the judicial conduct of Federal Judge
Harry B. Anderson of the Western Ten
nessee District, heard testimony today
regarding accusations that the jurist
threatened to press Mann act charges
against a Memphis lumber man.
The jurist’s accusers have charged he
made known his intention of prosecut
ing the Mann act charge against Bart
Tully, associated with the Anderson-
Tully Lumber Co., founded by Judge
Anderson's father, but later said the
case would not be pressed if the Tully
family would pay the judge's family
$125,000 for stock In the company.
William Larsen, a Department of
Justice agent, testified the Mann act
charge was pressed against Bart Tully
just before Tully and Judge Anderson
completed a stock transaction in 1926.
To a question by Representative La
Guardla, a committeeman conducting
the examination, Larsen said there was
no basis for the Mann act charge.
KING HUSSEINIi ALIVE,
SAYS OFFICIAL REPORT
Exiled Ruler of Hedjaz Danger
ously 111 on Island of Cyprus,
According to Bulletin.
Br the Associated Brass.
LONDON, Nbvember 19 —Official In
formation frqm the Island of Cyprus
late yesterday said that the former
King Hussein of the Hedjaz wee still
alive, but dangerously ill.
Previous reports from Bagdad. Irak,
•aid that, the former sovereign, who
bas been in exile in Cyprus, was dead.
‘ - - “ RIDE
“RIDE HIM, COWBOY!”
3.1 ARRIVE HERE
FOR CHILD STUDY
r
Many of Nation’s Leading
Educators and Sociolo
gists Attend Parley.
Little Mary and Johnny—romping in
a million homes and school yards—be
came the focal point of national inter
est today.
More than 3,000 delegates, including
some of the country’s foremost educa
tors, psychologists, physicians, sociolo
gists and administrators, were register
ing this morning at the Interior De
partment, headquarters of the White
House Conference on Child Health and
Protection, called last year by President
Hoover.
Many Reports Ready.
For the past 12 months these men
and women have been giving their
major attention to the welfare, the
problems and the troubles of American
childhood and have incorporated their
findings in lengthy reports which will
be submitted to the various sections of
the conference. And for the next three
days the heartaches and Joys, the fan
tasies and the tears of Mary and John
ny—which adults so often pass over
lightly because there are not their Joys
and tears—will be the most serious
things in the world.
The head of the conference is Her
bert Hoover—grandfather and head of
a Nation of millions of grandchildren—'
who will open the three-day session
with an address to the delegates at
Constitution Hall tonight, speaking at
9 o’clock.
Address to Be Broadcast.
President Hoover’s address will be
broadcast over a double hook-up of the
National and Columbia systems, and ar
rangements have been made throughout
the country for group meetings to listen
in. The largest of these will be the
Texas Congress of Parents and Teach
ers, meeting in San Angelo.
Thursday and Friday will be devoted
to group meetings for consideration of
the reports. There will be special re
ports on family and parent education,
th# infant and pre-school child, com
municable disease control, milk produc
tion and control, public health organ
ization, prenatal and maternal care,
medical care for children, growth and
development, the socially handicapped
child, delinquency, the school child,
child labor, recreation and physical edu
cation, youth outside the home and
school and the physically and men
tally handicapped.
Miss Abbott Reports.
Some committees put the final touches
on their reports at meetings last night.
Miss Grace Abbott, chief of the United
States Children’s Bureau, reported on
economic conditions as factors in de
pendency.
Dependency, Miss Abbott pointed out.
is frequently due to the death or injury
of the breadwinner. The estimated loss
(Continued on Page 2, Column 5.)
SOCIETY GIRL IS ARRESTED
SPEEDING TO EVADE STUDENTS
M'ss Mildred Huston Freed on Personal Bond—Pursuer
Gets #lO Fine After Two-Mile "Chase.”
Chased by three college boys for more
than two miles and afraid of “being ac
costed,” Miss Mildred Huston, 20 years
old, daughter of Claudius H. Huston,
former chairman of the Republican Na
tional Committee, with her sister. Mrs.
Fulton Lewis, Jr., 4402 Volta place, both
socially prominent, was arrested for
speeding at 50 miles an hour yesterday.
Miss Huston and the driver of the
car said to be “in pursuit,” Edmund 8.
Morse of Georgetown University, were
both declared guilty in Police Court to
day. Judge Gus A. Schuldt fined Morse
$lO. while Miss Huston was freed on
her personal bond.
Miss Huston told Judge Schuldt that
in the late afternoon she left Wardman
Park Hotel for her sister’s home in
Foxhall Village, and drove by the May
flower Hotel to leave a friend. Imme
diately after leaving the hotel the girl
declared that a high-powered machine
began following them.
“We would stop and they would do
likewise,”- said Miss Huston. “They
kept blowing the horn, and it was ap
parent to both of us that the men were
following us. 1 tried to speed away from
them, but traffic was thick and I was
driving a small roadster. When we
reached M street and Key Bridge I
started to call the policeman directing
traffic, but the car behind maneuvered
as if to cross the bridge and I didn't
bother. However, (fee ear continued to
follow, Z speeded tg» so a* to get horns
Copy of Declaration
Os Independence Is
Believed Discovered
By the Associated Press.
ONTARIO, Calif., November 19.
—A document described by Dr
Mertin E. Hill, high school
principal, as apparently one of the
55 original copies of the Declara
tion of Independence was in the
hands of the educator today
after having reposed unrecog
nized for four years in a farm
house.
Mrs. Arthur G. Phelps read an
article in a magazine saying a
letter written by Button Gwin
nett, one of the declaration’s
signers, had been sold for $50,000.
Mrs. Phelps said she then recog
nized Gwinnett's name on the
document.
PENN WILL OPPOSE
CHANGE IN HOUSE
States Losing Seats Under
Reapportionment Expected
to Protest.
BY G. GOULD LINCOLN.
Opposition to any change in the law
of providing for reapportionment of the
House in accordance with the Thirtieth
Census, was voiced today by Chairman
Fenn, of the House Census Committee.
Mr. Fenn, who has returned to Wash
ington from Connecticut, was asked
whether he believed that proposals to
add to the House membership so as to
care for the 27 additional seats alloted
to 11 of the States under the reappor
tionment announced yesterday by Presi
dent Hoover should be acted upon fa
vorably. His reply was ”1 do not.”
Two Propose Modifications.
Representative Rankin of Mississippi
and Representative Dickinson of lowa
are expected to propose measures to
modify the existing law. They both
come from States which will lose repre
sentation in the House under the reap
portionment plan announced by Presi
dent Hoover yesterday In conformity
with the Fenn act, which was put
through the present Congress. Mr.
Rankin has not revealed what his
proposal will be. It is expected there
will be a proposal of an increase in
the membership of the House to prevent
any State losing representation in that
body which it now has. Representative
Dickinson would modify the law so as
to exclude irom the count aliens. Some
of the big industrial States which would
get Increased representation would not
have this increase If the aliens were
not counted.
Mr. Fenn expressed the opinion that
the existing law probably would stand
and that reapportionment of the House
would go through as scheduled. He
added, however, that he had not had
an opportunity to discuss the matter 1
with other members of his committee
(Continued on Page 2, Column 1.)
before the other car caught us. but the
policeman got us both.”
“You didn't think they were thieves
did you, Miss Htoston ” asked Judge
Schuldt.
"I didn’t know who they were.
Neither my sister nor I saw them clear
ly,” she answered.
“Did you know they were college boys
and did you want them to follow you?”
the magistrate then asked.
“No, we didn’t want them to follow
us. Every time we go home, some col
lege boy speaks and it Is very annoy
ing.”
“They seemed to be very good look
ing boys and anyway I didn’t think you
had a right to speed In the city that
way under any condition,” said Judge
Schuldt.
“But, your honor.” Interrupted
Thomas E. Bradley, defense counsel. “I
contend that persons, when they be
lieve that danger is near, have a right
to go as fast as/ necessary to avoid the
danger.”
Bradley declared that Miss Huston
was leaving shortly on a trip around
the world and requested dismissal of
the case so as not to interfere with her
plans.
“I only dismiss cases In the Instance
of life or death,” said the Judge. ‘Til
do the best I can and take her personal
bond.”
Policeman V. V. Vaughn of the Traf
fic Bureau, the arresting policeman,
testified that Miss Huston and Morse
appeared to be racing. '
4 BURNED TO DEATH
IN COLVIN RUN FIRE
J s
Mother and Three Children
Found in Cellar of
Bungalow.
Special Dispatch to The Star..’
COLVIN RUN, Va., November 19.
rrapped in their home in some unknown
manner when Are broke out there
shortly after 8 o’clock last night, Mrs.
Bernice Sullivan. 42 years old, and her
three children—Elizabeth, 9; Elsie, 6,
and Daniel J. Sullivan, Jr., 4 —were
burned to death before assistance could
reach them.
The bodies of the four victims were
found In the basement of the bungalow
after the house bad been entirely con*
sumed by the flames. They were
burned beyond recognition.
Father Not at Home.
The husband and father, Daniel J.
Sullivan, said that he had left at about
6:30 o’clock to go to the home of a
neighbor, Leo Crowell, leaving the
mother and children alone.
At about 8:30 o’clock two men in the
vicinity noticed flames shooting from
the roof of the bungalow and rushed to
the scene, but were unable to approach
because of the extreme heat. They then
ran to the nearest telephone, which is
two miles away, unaware that Mrs.
Sullivan and her children were in the
burning building.
Fire companies from Vienna and
Mac Lean were dispatched to the scene,
but were too late to save the building,
although the booster tanks and chemi
cals were used. They were unable to
reach the well because the small build
ing in which it was housed was in
flames.
Believed Dae to Explosion.
Firemen in attempting to reach a
conclusion as to the origin of the blaze
and as to how the family could have
perished in a one-story building with
windows and doors all around have de
cided that the Are started either from
the explosion of an oil stove or lamp,
enveloping either the mother or one of
the children in flames, and that Mrs.
Sullivan was so badly burned by the
explosion that she was unable to save
either herself or the children.
Sullivan was so overcome when he
reached the scene that he was unable
to assist firemen in their efforts to save
the building.
The bodies of the four victims were
taken to Money’s undertaking establish
ment in Vienna by Deputy Sheriff
Henry Magarlty and Harold King.
Following a survey of the scene Coro
ner C. A. Ransom last night issued a
certificate of accidental death.
808, MISSING'BROKER,
GIVES BP TO POLICE
‘Surrenders to Answer Grand Lar
ceny Charge—Disappeared
on October 8.
Br the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. November 19.—Charles
V. Bob. mining engineer and promoter,
surrendered today to the district at
torney to answer a grand larceny in
dictment returned against him yes
terday.
He hud been missing since October
8, wher, his disappearance In Chicago
led to a belief he had met with an air
plane accident, until it was discovered
that N'iw York authorities were look
ing for him in connection with an in
quiry Into the affairs of companies
in which he was interested
Louis, P. Jubien. business associate of
Bob, indicted with him yesterday, also
surrendered. Jubien had waived im
munity before the grand Jury.
Bob and his counsel were accom
panied by Beverley W. Bob, the finan
cier’s brother, who, it developed, was
Indicted with him. *
They proceeded to General Sessions
Court to argue the question of bail,
which the district attorney sought to
have set at $35,000 for Charles W. Bob,
$5,000 for Beverley Bob and $2,500 for
Jubien.
SAFE CONDUCT GRANTED
Deposed Brazilian Officials Permit
ted to Bail for Europe.
RIO DE JANEIRO. November 19 UP).
—The Brazilian government has grant
ed safe conduct to Europe for the prin
cipal figures of the deposed adminis
tration.
These Include the former President,
Dr. Washington Luis Pereira da Souza;
Mello Ylana, Vice President, and sev
eral ministers 1m the Washington Luis
•Jr) *'■ ——- - .
The only evening paper
in Washington with the
Associated • Press news
service.
Yesterday's Circulation, 114,665
(4*) Meant Associated Prats.
NEW HIGH SCHOOL
TO BE BUILT WITH
WASHINGTON LABOR
$1,251,800 Roosevelt Con
tract Is Awarded to Closed
Shop Atlanta Firm.
COMPANY WHICH USES
SOUTHERN HELP LOSES
Structure to Replace Business Will
Be on Site Near Thirteenth
and Allison Streets.
The District Commissioners today
awarded to the National Construction
Co. of Atlanta, Ga., a contract for con
struction of the Roosevelt High School
for $1,251,800.
The Atlanta concern has a branch
office in Washington. It uses union
labor and is said to have arrangements
with Washington union circles where
by local labor will be employed. There
was a contest between this concern and
the William P. Rose Co. of Goldsboro, N.
C., which uses Southern labor and has
open shop. District business and union
groups backed the Atlanta concern on
account of its local tie-up.
The Georgia concern made the low
straight bid, but if its certain alter
nates, principally one for using marble
instead of limestone trim, had been
adopted, the Rose company would have
been lower bidder by about $2,000. The
decision was to take the limestone trim
instead of the marble and thereby give
the contract to the Atlanta concern.
Replaces Business High.
The school will be built to replace
the present Business High School. It
will be located on land owned by the
District, bounded by Thirteenth street,
Upshur street, Allison street and lowa
avenue. The present Business High
Schol at Rhode Island avenue and Ninth
street will become a colored school after
the new structure is completed.
Regarded as Local Firms.
The awarding of the Roosevelt con
tract to the National Construction Co.,
which is regarded as a local organiza
tion since it maintains an office here
as well as in Atlanta and more par
ticularly because it has announced it
will employ local labor and deal with
local subcontractors, ends one phase of
a vigorous campaign waged actively for
six months by local organisations.
Local labor leaden, contractors, archi
tects and material dealers affiliated with
the Buy-in-Washington Council, were
among those who protested to the city
heads over the possible award of the
Roosevelt High Bchool contract to an
out-of-town firm employing non-local
labor and materials.
Representatives of the Board of
Trade, Chamber of Commerce, the local
Building Trades Council, the Wash
ington Central Labor Union and the
Building Trades Department of the
American Federation of Labor called on
the Commissioners Monday to urge that
the local bidder be given this contract.
Money ’Will Aid Capital.
Arguments hinged primarily on the
declaration that existing standards of
living here would suffer if out-of-town
labor, working at rates much less than
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SPAINACTSTOEND
PLOT FOR REPUBLIC
More Than Sixty Communist
Leaders Jailed Since
Monday.
By the Associated Press.
MADRID, November 19. —Armed with
sawed-off shotguns and sidearms, police
patrolled this city today, while the gov
ernment took final steps to break up a
Communist plot to upset the throne and
establish a republic.
More than 60 Communist and Repub
lican leaders of Madrid have been Jailed
since Monday, when authorities first
discovered the plot, and a similar round
up has been ordered in the provinces
where general strikes still are in prog
ress.
As revealed by government officials,
the Communist and Republican agita
tors planned to create disturbances here
yesterday morning, and in the ensuing
confusion bring about the fail of the
government ancl the monarchy.
Authorities oelieve the movement
lacked any considerable strength, con
sidering the diversity of character in
the elements concerned, and that little
co-ordination could have been expected
from leaders of the two cliques. Their
arrest is believed definitely to have ter
minated the threat, but as a precau
tionary measure guards in the city are
being maintained in double number.
Alarmist reports circulated today to
the effect that various units of the army
were involved in the conspiracy were
denied by government officials.
DO-X MAY*HOP FROM
BORDEAUX TOMORROW
Dispelling: of Rain and Clouds
Indicates Continuance of Pro
jected New York Flight.
By tha Associated Press.
BORDEAUX, France, November 19.
A southwesterly breeze, dispelling an
early morning rain and low-hanging
clouds, today gave indications the DO-X
would take off tomorrow morning, or
possibly this evening, for Corunna,
Spain, on the next lap of Its projected
flight to New York.
Although the breeze. Which Increased
In force as the day wore on, made fly
ing conditions more favorable, It made
it decidedly uncomfortable for the huge
plane moored ftt the Glrcnde River
Three times waves**awept over the
plane’s motois. But okndr. Christian
sen, after a test, said tlw had not been
affected. However, the plane was
moved from Its anchor* gewlose to shore
to midstream. | »
TWO CENTS.
GRAPE GANGSTERS
i FORCE GROWERS TO
ISEEK FEDERAL AID
- California Interests Ask De
partment of Justice to
Take Action.
INDUSTRY HAS RECEIVED
I LOAN FROM FARM BOARD
l Dr. Doran Previously Had Been
Informed of Racketeering
Activities.
y By ths Associated Press,
j A plea from California grape grower*
. »nd shippers for protection against
j gangsters in levying tribute on their
product in several cities has been laid
j before Assistant Attorney General John
j Lord O’Brian.
s O’Brian la in charge of anti-trust
matters for the Department of Justice.
B He was asked to act under Federal
j laws holding it unlawful to Interfere
with interstate commerce. What steps
• the department contemplates, If any,
s remain undisclosed^
i Receive Farm Board Loan,
i The plea for protection was made
partly m behalf of Fruit Industries,
Ltd., a California concern m»ir tng
among other products a grape con
- centrate capable of easy fermentation
c into wine. It has received aid in the
, form of a loan from the Federal Farm
Board.
e Rumors of racketeering activities
1 against the grape growers’ shippers si
e ready had reached Dr. James M. Doran,
commissioner of industrial alcohol, and
other officials. Dr. Doran described
them as taking the form of breaking
. open carloads of grapes to allow them
t to spoil, refusing to unload shipments
! gxcept at exorbitant prices and other
~ gangster methods.
J Di 7 Chiefs Watch Manufacturers.
! Meanwhile, prohibition chiefs have
: been watching the activities of the
grape concentrate manufacturers to de
termine whether their campaign will
violate the dry laws. Prohibition Di
. rector Amos W. W. Woodcock so far.
however, has taken no action. He said
’ he would take none unless his agents in
the field acted first, or asked for ad
. vice, adding that the question of “in
» tent” to violate the prohibition lane
: must first be proved.
i Previous to the granting of the Farm
; Board loan, however, both Dr. Doran
r and Mrs. Mabel Walker WWebraadt,
former Attorney General in Charge m
" Prohibition and now counsel for TFrxOt
l Industries, Ltd., that the distribution
• of grapes in this form "was to the in
[ terest of prohibition enforcement in
• this country.”
1 CAPONE ISSUES WARNING.
[ la Said te Ham Told California Firm
to Keep Oat at Chicago.
1 Special Dispatch to Ths Star.
; CHICAGO, November 18.—A nice
J question In ethics for Federal Govern
ment policy makers la expected by of
• flclsls to arise here when Fruit Indus
tries, Ltd., the Federally-backed manu
, facturers of wine grape concentrate,
r opens Its Chicago distribution cam
i Paign.
. This city, according to the schedule
- outlined, is to follow Milwaukee as an
experimental center for sale of this pro
hibition drink, which Is guaranteed to
develop .a kick after delivery to the
home. But Alphonse Capone, czar of
everything pertaining to intoxicants in
i Chicago, is described as having told the
1 California grape Interests that if they
came Into his market “somebody is
going to be bumped off.”
l The effectiveness of that threat locally
1 has been proved so many times that it
causes quivers whenever made. But it
has been discounted by Donald D.
Conn, managing director of Fruit In
dustries and of the California Vlne
yardists’ Association. He promised that
his organization was going ahead with
its plans.
1 The gang objection to this new
2 scheme to put wine In the homes lies
. in the fact that an established under
world business thus would meet inter
-1 ference. It also Is based on the asserted
1 fact that the Capone organisation now
gets a cut on all wine grapes marketed
In Chicago. The racket slice in this, ac
' cording to word from California, is SSO
i a car. Since approximately 30,000 ears
t are marketed here In the course of a
. season-the gang revenue is sizable,
j Government Funds Involved.
Capone, as a business man, would '
struggle against the loss of an establish
ed revenue, unless he could realise a
• larger one from another source. That
- raises the question concerning whether
- the new division of the grape business
l might not negotiate with this under
; world chieftain Just as many another
business has done here. But the Fruit
l Industries, Ltd , is financed by Govem
■ ment money, with $1,400,000 already ad
i vanced, *nd it is questioned whether a
: Government - supported organization
1 should pay tribute to a gangster.
r The possibilities of the situation cause
. the Chicago Tribune to observe
. editorially:
. “When the Government-subsidised
wine production of California bucks
, the Capones anything Is possible.
, “Mr. Capone may subsidlz; branches
, of Government, but he Is not known
to be subsidized by any. He Is de
scribed in a Florida indictment as a
•person of vicious, dissolute, low, im
moral, depraved and lawless habits and
I character,’ which is part of the truth,
but he has not asked the Government
f to back him financially In his violation
of the prohibition law.
“It ought to make an interesting
fight, if It comes off. Mr. Conn will
l rely upon the financial, moral and
police support of the United States
Government; Mr. Capone upon his
usual methods.”
50,006 Tons to Be Processed.
Word from California Is to the effect
that this season only 50,000 of the 590,-
000 tons of California “Juice” grapes are
- being processed for distribution to the I
t homes of the Nation, although the in- fl
r dustry claims that all branches of the I
> Federal Government have approved the fl
) making of grape concentrates under I
• section 29 of the Volstead act.
The description of the new prohlbi- I
tion offering is counted on to have an I
1 appeal. It reads:
“The problem Is solved at last. Yours fl
, again—the pure Juice of the grape with 1
all its unforgettable bouquet and glori- 9
• ous flavor—always legal for use In your I
■ home (by the distinct provisions of sec- ■
, tion 29 of the national prohibition act) fl
aqd now made available to you tar a fl
great grower co-operative organization ■ '
> with a vintner’s experience dating back ■
95 years.”
The question is whether Capone Is to fl
• let ,his pure juice of the grape go into fl
: Chicago homes without, at least, * pay- ■
ment of tribute.

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