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THREE STItL LOST
; IN AIRMAIL PLANE
Twoscore Searchers Scan
rTortuous Mountain Lands
Jor Missing Trio.
Br th» A««ocuud Press.
BURBANK, Calif., November 19
Twoscore of searchers, traveling by
Air, on horseback and afoot, scanned
the fro sen, sos-blanketed Tehachapl
Mountains today for a missing Pacific
Air Transport mall plane and the three
person* who rode the Portland-bound
«hlp out of Burbank early yesterday.
£ A faint tfllmmer of light, sighted late
bst night by an airplane pilot-as he
aircled Mount Frasier, eight miles south
flf Gorman, kindled the searchers’ hope
•s they fought against time and the
Knowledge the woman passenger, the
pitot aiyi mechanic of the plane, if
alive, almost certainly would be sufter
tng from the Intense oqld In the 9,000-
foot mountains at this season.
Tortuous Mountain Country.
J The light, first seen by E. L. Remlln,
f. A. T. pilot, and later by Grant Don
aldson of the same company, prompted
search leaders at Lebec to rush out a
party on horseback. Thirteen miles of
siding over tortuous mountain country
lay ahead of them. _
A party of foot searchers who had
■sent the night combing the mountains
walked Into Lebec today and revealed
they had seen what they believed was
a camp fire about four miles west of
Frailer Mountain, where the craft may
Pave landed. „ „ . ,
•Miss Jean D. Markow of Los Angeles
Mid San Diego was the passenger aboard
ttw plane. F. A. Donaldson of Los An
geles was the pilot and Oeorge Rogers
the mechanic. The plane last reported
Ha position by radio at 2:0? a m. Tues
day between Bakersfield, the next stop,
cod Lebec. "Still over fog, 9,000 feet,”
the message read. Previously radio
massages told of difficulties with fog,
■sow and wind and said Donaldson was
considering returning to Burbank.
Noted Flyers in Hunt.
The first clue was the discovery of a
parachute flare by one of the planes
covering the mountain district. The
flare, on the slopes of Llebre Mountain,
was taken by some as an indication
that Donaldson had sought to pick out
* a landing spot.
In the ranks of the searchers were
many noted flyers. George Rice, West
ern Air Express flyer, who found the
Transcontinental Air Transport plane
wreoked on Mount Taylor, N. Mex.;
Jimmy James, another W. A. K veteran,
and Roaooe Turner, cross-country rec
• M-maker, flew search planes.
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FENN WILL OPPOSE
• CHANGE IN HOUSE
UNDER NEW CENSUS
(Continued Prom First Page.)
and of the House since the announce
ment yesterday of the respportionment
figures by President Hoover.
Cites Action Already Taken.
Mr. Feim pointed out today that the
House has already determined 1U mem-
ttihlp should remain at 486, as at
present.
"Whether the House will reverse
Itself on this matter now, X cannot say,”
said Mr. Fenn. He gave the imprea
atei. however, that he did not consider
th*« action likely.
.d.r. Fenn said that he would call his
•ommittee together after Congress meets
if any definite proposal la made for
amending the law.
Unless some affirmative action to
amend the law is taken by the Congress
during the coming short session the
respportionment will stand.
There was a widespread belief today
that Representatives of 21 States, which
will lose seats In the House under the
new apportionment, are likely to make
desperate attempts to change the law
to preserve the representation which
they now have.
CONGRESS BALANCE IS SHIFTED.
Members Now Represent 2M,*e« Con
i' stituenta and Seme Mere.
By tba Associated Frets.
ivery member of Congress under the
proposed reapportionment of the House
wilt represent about 280.000 constituents.
After the first census. In 1790, each
member represented only 27,000.
In the present Congress, esch member
Is supposed to represent 211,877 per
sons, but many have several times this
many constituents because of the fall
ureto reapportion the House to 1920.
The number of constituents repre
sented by each member has multiplied
rapidly to spite of an almost constant
Increase in the size of the House since
the Nation was established. The first
House, set up under the Constitution,
was composed of 88 members. After
the first census, to 1790, the size of
the House was increased to 108 mem
bers, and it was enlarged after every
eefasus until 1830, when It reached 242.
Membership Cat in 1848.
After 1840 there was a belief the
House was becoming too large, and it
was cut to 232 members. Prom then
until 1810 the House was enlarged after
every census until it reached a mem
bership of 438. Under the law passed
In the Spring of 1929, the House will
remain limited to 438 unless a new lav
Is enacted during the next session.
The repreeentstlon of some States in
the House has not changed since the
beginning, while others have gained
tremendously.
Virginia, for instance, had 10 mem
bers in the first House and has 10 at
present. Under the new apportionment,
ft -ver. it will lose 1. As late as
18X0 the three States which are to gain
Kt —California, Michigan and Texas—
a combined representation of only
• seats Now It is proposed to give
them 88. Missouri, the big loser under
the proposed shake-up. will go back to
the number of Representatives It had In
1870, dropping from 16 to 13. Indiana,
another big loser, will have less seats
than for the past 80 years, going back
from 13 to 12.
PeUtieal Strength Affected.
The new apportionment, announced
by President Hoover, will result In wide
changes to political strength, the elec
toral college and State delegations to
national political conventions. Cities,
where the antl-prohlbttlonisU are
strong, will have greater power, and
some of the agricultural States to
which prohibitionists find much of their
•trafigtn will lose.
Already there are Indications that op-
Snts of the apportionment will at
it at the abort session to bring the
ast over the method of division to
the House floor. Numerous issues will
be involved, ranging from prohibition
to toe continuous battle between rep
resentatives of industrial States and
those of fanning regions.
The reapportionment figures were de
termined by the Secretary of Commerce
on the basis of the 1930 census, with
toe population placed at 122,093,488.
If Congress fails to amend the law
by March 4 the reapportionment be
comes effective on that date and appli
cable to the Beventy-third Congress.
The States will be notified of the
number of Representatives allowed and
If their Legislatures fall to create new
districts candidates for the House In
toe Seventy-third and succeeding Con
gresses would be required to run lor
Office fromathe states at large
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1 A new radio beacon station, which will guide fog and storm blinded pilots
i into the National Capital, was formally opened today at Hunters Point, Va. The
photograph shows Frederick C. Hingsburg. chief of the Airways Division, Depart
ment of Commerce (left)-, and Clarence M. Young, Assistant Secretary of Com
merce for Aeronautics, inspecting the station. —Star Staff Photo.
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INDIAN AUTONOMY
DEMAND IS VOICED
Moslem Warns British to Give
Dominion Status or Lose
Oriental Power.
Br the Associated Press.
LONDON, November 19. —Muhammed
All, famous Moslem leader and until a
few yean ago Mahatma Gandhi’s closest
ally, today announced to the Round
.Table Conference that he was com
mitted to complete Independence for
India.
At the close of an Impassioned speech,
All, addressing Prime Minister Mac-
Donald, said:
“I take my seat and I hope I shall
not be called upon to speak again until
you announce that India is as free as
England.”
All's statement was Interpreted to
mean an autonomous status for India
within the British Empire with the right
to secede, for later to his address he
declared:
“We will not go back to India with
out the birth of a new dominion. If
we go back to India without the birth
of a new dominion we shall go back to
a lost dominion. We shall go back to
an America.”
CHILD’SDEATHHELD
DUE TO ACCIDENT
Coroner’i Verdict in Case of Bryant
Engle, Who Was Run Down
by Automobile.
A verdict of accidental death was
returned by a coroner's Jury today after I
an inquest into the fatal injury of 9-
year-old Bryant Engle, run down by an
automobile Monday night while cross
ing the street In front of his home
at 1629 Columbia road.
The child’s mother. Mrs. Mary Engle,
had been awarded his custody on the
afternoon of the accident to a divorce
proceeding against Joseph W. Engle, a
scout for the Washington base ball
club.
Several witnesses said the
Eldridge Edmund Keedy, an automobile
salesman, of 1701 Park road, was
blameless, as the child darted suddenly
into the path of his car
$1,500 FRAUD CHARGE
FACES COUPLE HERE
Man Arrested in New Jersey Ex
pected to Arrive in D. C. Today.
. Woman Already Here.
Charles Howe, 83 years old, in custody
of Detective Sergt. Eugene Davis, was
expected to arrive to Washington this
afternoon from Mountvllle. N. J„ where
he was arrested last night at the re
quest of Capital police.
Howe will Join Mrs. Zora Emma
Howe. 63 years old, said to be his wife,
already in custody here on a charge of
conspiracy in obtaining $1,500 In cash
and an automobile from a trained nurse.
Police officials said formal charges will
be preferred against the man and
woman late today.
A warrant charging the couple with
false pretenses was sworn out for their
arrests by Miss Jane Pierson, a nurse
living at 142 R street, who told police
Mr. and Mrs. Howe posed as rich peo
ple in order to .defraud her of her
money and car while she was attending
the latter as night nurse last month.
Mrs. Howe represented herself to Miss
Jane Pierson and to police as having
been the second wife of the late Henrv
Flagler, builder of the Florida East
Coast Railway from Jacksonville to Key
West. Police said records failed to re
veal any such marriage, which she said
took place in 1891.
RECEIVER HEARING SET
F. H. Smith Co. Case Will Come
Dp January 7.
WILMINGTON, Del., November 19
(A*).—By agreement of counsel the
Chancery Court today fixed January 7,
8 and 9 for a final hearing on the mo
tion for the appointment of a receiver
for the F. H. Smith Co. of Washington
and New York.
The receivership action was insti
tuted some time ago by the attorney
general of Delaware upon the applica
tion of several stockholders.
—-in. ..i '
Mississippi, plans to continue his
efforts to secure an increase in the
number of seats to take care cf the
States entitled to additional repre
sentation without deplving other States
of any of their present representation.
Although the new apportionment may
have vast significance In the election of
future Presidents, it is not expected to
affect the 1932 presidential election,
because the readjustment In the
electoral college*. and the party con
ventions wifi nerti have been made by
that time. " \
Txatt ‘"h-rAK, V\ Afcmiistyi’ON, D. C., WiLLfINiLteUAY, NOVKMBkR 19, 1930.
NEW RADIO BEACON
STATION TURNED ON
Will Aid Airmail Pilots to
Find Way Through Fog
and Storms.
The airmail pilots who have .stumbled
through fog and storm at night search
ing for the National Capital today were
given the latest aid of science in aerial
navigation when a new Department of
Commerce radio beacon station at Ab
ingdon, the old Custis estate on the
Virginia shore of the Potomac River at
Hunters Point, below the railroad
bridge, was turned on In the presence
of officials of the department.
This station will send out signals
which will guide pilots with unfailing
accuracy through fog or storms which
shut out every trace of ground and
sky. An unusual feature of the sta
tion Is a method of control by dial
telephone signals. By dialing of various
numbers from a distant point the elec
trical current generator may be started,
the signals switched on or off, or the
station put out of operation.
Provides Beams for Three Point*.
The new station will piovlde radio
directional beams for pilots flying the
Atlanta-New York and Washlngton-
Cleveland airways. It will lay downi
courses to Philadelphia, Quantlco, vjff
and Hagerstown, Md. Pilots flyffig
these courses to those three points then
will pick up radio beams from the next
stations on the line to guide them alorig
the next leg of the course.
The inauguration of radio beacon
service today at Hunters’ Point marks
the completion of radio beacon in
stallations along the Atlantic Coast
from Boston as far south as Spartan
burg, S. C. This service will be ex
tended to Atlanta, Qa., as soon as a
station new under construction at that
city is placed in operation. Other sta
tions to the chain now are located at
Boston, Hadley Field, N. J.; Washing
ton, Richmond, Greensboro, N. C.. and
Spartanburg. ‘
The beacon at Hunters Point is the
twentieth aural-type radio beacon sta
tion to be established by the aeronautics
branch of the Department of Com
merce under its program of providing
radio aids to air navigation along the
Federal airways.
Controlled by Dial Telephone.
The local station will be remotely
controlled by dial telephone from the
radio room at the airways division of
the aeronautics branch in the Hurlev-
Wright Building, Eighteenth street and
Pennsylvania avenue, from where
weather broadcasts over the Depart
ment of Commerce airway radio sta
tion near Silver Hill, Md., also are
made.
The radio beacon station, like the
airways station, will remain in contin
uous service 24 hours a day. The pilot
flying the airways marked out by the
beacon “ray” will receive the signals
through ear phones. When they are di
rectly on the course they will receive
merely a series of long dashes in his ear
phones. If he goes to one side of the
course he will hear the letter “A” to
code signal: to the other side he will
hear the letter “N.” At regular inter
vals the course signals will be broken
an Instant for broadcasting of the let
ter -s,” the identifying signal for the
local station.
Five Tall Masts Form Cross.
The plant at Hunters Point Is com
posed of a one-room wooden building
housing the generating plant and
broadcasting equipment. The outside
equipment consists of five tall aerial
ts, grouped to form a cross, from
which the signals are broadcast.
The station is located on a hill sev
eral hundred feet from the new Mount
Vernon Memorial Boulevard, overlook
ing both the boulevard and the river
beyond. A. W. Armstrong, junior radio
operator, 2418 Pennsylvania avenue, will
have charge.
The party which took part in the
formal opening of the station today
Included Clarence M. Young, Assistaitt
Secretary of Commerce for Aeronautics:
Frederick R. Neely, chief of the divi
sion of airports and aeronautic lnfor
matJon of the aeronautics branch;
Frederick C. Hingsburg, chief of the air
ways division, aeronautics branch, and
H. J. Walla, chief of the radio section
of the airways division.
TRADE BOARDOFFERS
AID TO LEGISLATORS
New Members of Senate and House
Invited to Use Facilities of
Organization.
Members of the senate and House
selected at the recent congressional
elections are congratulated upon their
/ lC m r .^ s extended the use of the
facilities of the Washington Board of
£ letters drafted today by
Oeorge Plitt. president.
_ ‘"Tbh organization, which consists of
3,800 of the leading business and pro
fessional men of the community, Is
interested In newcomers to
Washington and la more particularly
desirous to be of assistance to those
whom the people of the country have
sent here to represent them,” the trade
body head writes.
“If there is anything that this or
ganisation can do to assist you, now or
m the future, in the way of helping
you to locate or get information, please
be assured that we (hall be at your
servloß”
IFISH“RAID” STAGED
TO FIND RED DATA
Baltimore Visit of Represent
ative and Officers Explained
by Secretary.
The alleged fruitless “raid” by Rep
resentative Hamilton Pish of New York,
chairman of the House Communist Xnj
vestlgatlng Committee, on a Baltimore
warehouse yesterday was not a raid at
all, but a brief “visit” to the place by
Mr. Pish at the urgent Invitation of
certain prominent Baltimore lawyers,
who contended that Important Com
munist documents were stored there.
This, at least, was the explanation of
the mysterious Incident given at the
House Office Building today by Walter
L. Reynolds, secretary of Representative
Fish's committee. Reynolds raid he
accompanied the committee chairman
on the “visit.”
The secretary declared the committee
would take no further Interest in the
search for the reported documents, and
he said It was tns chairman’s opinton
in the first plaoe that the papers, If
found, would prove to be relatively un
important.
Has Similar Circulars.
“They are probably just Communist
circulars and similar papers, of which
the committee already has an abund
ance,” Reynolds stated. "If the papers
are found, I'm sure Mr. Fish will be glad
to look them over, but he isn’t going to
i waste any time looking for them.”
The so-called “raid” was conducted
in the rear of a large warehouse on
West Lexington street. In the presence
of a guard of Baltimore policemen. J.
Edgar Hoover, director of the United
States Bureau of Investigation, today
denied reports that his agents took part
In the inquiry yesterday.
Lawyers Were Urgent.
“Several prominent Baltimore lawyers
told Mr. Fish they knew of some docu
ments In Baltimore that would be of
interest to the committee In Its Com
munist investigation,” Reynolds laid,
“Mr. Fish told them he would be glad
to look at them if they brought them to
Washington, but the lawyers explained
It was not possible to take them away
from Baltimore, and were very urgent
In their request that Mr. Fish go to
Baltimore to see them.
"These lawyers are well known and
influential citizens there, and they evi
dently were of the opinion that the
papers were very Important. Mr. Fish
insisted he would not have tim> to go
to Baltimore, as he had to go to New
York yesterday, but the lawyers sug
gested that he stop over in Baltimore
for half an hour.
“They said the papers were easily
available, and that the parties who
had them in their possession would be
glad to show them to us. Neither Mr.
Fish nor I knew anything about their
ownership or the conditions under which
they were stored, except that, I be
lieve, a reoeipt of some kind was pro
duced. I don't know whose name was
on the receipt.
Papers Are Not Found.
“Mr. Fish and I went to Baltimore
and we were taken to the building
where the papers were supposed to be
stored. But there weren’t any papers
there. When they could not be found
Mr. Fish was impatient and departed
quickly to catch toe train for New
York. That is all we know about It.”
Reynolds ridiculed reports that the
papefli were ones which had been
-'•stolen" from the House Committee, as
Titoted to a published report. He said
no papers are missing from the com
mittee’s files, so far ss Is known.
Reynolds said he had no knowledge
of any connection with the incident
that Gaston B. Means or Norman 8.
Bowles may have had. Dispatches from
Baltimore today quoted the warehouse
manager as declaring the receipt shown
him by Mr. Fish was signed by Bowles,
local attorney, whose disbarment Is un
der appeal In the courts here. The
manager said that Bowles and Means
had visited the warehouse last week to
discuss arrangements for storing some
trunks, but declared the trunks never
arrived. Means is a former agent of
the Department of Justice, a former
Inmate of Atlanta Penitentiary and
author of a sensational book on Presi
dent Harding.
Means Not Subpoenaed.
The committee secretary denied re
ports that Means is under subpoena to
appear as a witness before the Pish
Committee. The reports asserted that
Means had been Investigating Commu
nist activities for a New York league,
an official of which later refluted the
statement.
Reynolds declined to divulge the names
of the Baltimore attorneys who invited
Chairman Fish to come to their city.
He said they were “Just trying to help
the committee in its work.”
At the Commodore Hotel here It was
said today that Means Is registered
there, but was “out.”
Warehouse Manager’s Version.
Adolph Myers, manager of the ware
house. today told Baltimore reporters
the following story:
“On Thursday of last week a man
came here and asked me questions about
the conditions under which we took
material for storage. I told him and
he left the place, giving me a card
bearing the name of G. B. Means, Com
modore Hotel, Washington.
“Later Mr. Bowles came here and I
showed him the card. ‘Oh, yes,’ said
he, ‘That's Gaston B. Means.' Means
had told me that he had some trunks
and crates stored at Laurel which he
wanted to store here. He obtained from
me some storage blanks.
Means Returned Later.
“Last Saturday Means came back
again and met Mr. Bowles here. Then
yesterday Mr. Fish came with other
gentlemen and they searched the build
ing. Mr. Fish had a receipt for certain
articles supposed to have been stored
here by G. B. Means. The receipt was
signed by Norman S. Bowles. They
hunted for the stuff but did not find It.
They said they were coming back again
today, and I am waiting for them, but
they won’t find it. It has not come in
here.”
Police Commissioner Charles D.
Gaither of Baltimore said today he had
no Idea what Representative Pish and
those who accompanied him were look
ing for. He said he liras merely asked
to send some police to the warehouse
to take care of any disorder which
might arise. He was not told what the
search was for and did not ask. He
did intimate that the parties conducting
the search were dealing with a public
warehouse, that they had a receipt for
what they were looking for, and that
what they did yesterday was entirely
within the law.
D. A. R. SCHOOLS OPENED
Mountain Children In flouth Caro
lina Given Chance for Education.
TAMABBSE. 8. C., November 19
(*»).—Two buildings of the Daughters
of toe American Revolution School for
Mountain Children In this littls town
were dedicated yesterday, with national
and State D. A. R. officers present.
Mrs. Lowell Fletcher Hobart, presi
dent general of the D. A. R„ made a
short talk. The speech of presentation
was made by Judge T. J. Mauldin of
Pickens, S. C.
A large amount of tne funds for the
buildings was subscribed In Ohio, of
which Mrs. Hobart is a native, and
one of toe buildings is named Ohio-
Hobart Hall.
Approximately 917,000 was subscribed
by Mr. and Mrs. George N. Reed of
Oil City. Pa. •
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‘ ing. the fire. —Star Staff Photo.
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! BAR ASSOCIATION
i AGAINST DRY LAW
> Referenda of Members Show
[ 13,779 to 6,340 Favor
i Repeal.
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' Br the Associated Press.
; CHICAGO, November 19—The atti
-1 tude of the American Bar Association
I toward the eighteenth amendment, as
. determined by referenda of its mem
, bershlp, is in favor of repeal.
! With approximately three-quarters
, of the organization’s membership vot
r lng, the vote was 13,779 to 6,340 in
. favor of repeal. In the opinion of Hon.
, Orle L. Phillips, chairman of a subcom
mittee which counted the votes, how
r ever, the question whether any definite
, steps will be taken toward urging repeal
. probably will not be determined until
the next annual meeting. This will
• be held in Atlantic City next September.
! The results of the association referen
. da, although known for some time, were
. not made public until last night. It was
, learned they were withheld so they
could have no effect on the results of
the November elections.
Some of the association’s membgr
. ship have expressed themselves as op
, posed to the balloting on the question.
E Their position, as outlined at the annual
J convention In Chicago last August, was
■ that prohibition was a question of na-
I clonal policy rather than a legal issue,
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I 3,000 ARRIVE HERE
; FOR NATIONAL STUDY
! OF CHILD PROBLEMS
* (Continued From First Page.)
of wages due to accidents, she said,
1 was a billion dollars a year, while the
! estimated expenditures under compen
-1 sation laws for awards and medical
> benefits Is placed at 8150,000,000. This
‘ means a loss to the workers of some
* 8860,000,000 a year.
> Quoting studies made of industrial
• accidents. Miss Abbott said that lndus
i try adds more than 14,000 children to
’ the number of the fatherless each year.
’ • “We rro the richest country in the
world, but actually how rich are the
\ people of the United States, or how
rich were they before the market
crash?” Miss Abbott questioned. “An
Investigation made* by the Federal Trade
Commission In 1926 showed that 87
per cent of the 24,000,000 families In
1 the United States own only 10 per cent
i of the wealth, while 13 per cent of the
people own 90 per cent of the wealth
of the United States. We have great
extremes of wealth and poverty to the
! United States and this creates a condi
tion in which the germ of dependency
| grows.
1 “Hundreds of thousands of American
parents are unable to provide for their
1 own children without assistance. Vari
ous estimates have been made of wage
| levels. Taking into account the un
employment which occurs to normal
years, the average annual earnings of
wage workers in 1927, according to esti
mates by the National Bureau Os
j Economic Research, was 81,205. This
ranged from 8333, the average per year
, to agriculture, to $1,644, the average In
; construction.
“Using as a measuring rod the estl
-1 mate of $1,600 to SI,BOO as the amount
[ necessary to provide a minimum of
. health and decency for a family of five
In an American city, we find that a
; large part of the population of the
United Btate& does not live to health
1i and decency. In notmal times a very
considerable proportion of the children
of the United States are reared to homes
In which the family Income Is less than
SI,OOO a year. This means that loss
of work, sickness, accident, or any of
the many things that can happen, will
render the family Immediately de
pendent.”
Among those who will head dinner
and luncheon meetings are: Dr. Willis
Sutton, president of the National Edu
cation Association; Homer Folks, sec
retary, State Charities Aid Association;
Mrs F. Louis Slade, director of New
York League of Women*Voters; Wil
liam J. rails, commissioner, State De
partment of Institutions and Agencies;
Miss Frances Swain, president of the
American Home Economics Associa
tion: Dr. Louise Stanley, chief of the
United States Bureau of Home Eco
nomics; Miss Abbott, Dr. James Ford,
executive director. Better Homes In
America and associate professor of so
cial ethics, Harvard University; Judge
Frederick P. Cabot, Juvenile Court,
Boston; Jessie F. Binford, director,
Juvenile Protective Association of Chi
cago; Calvin Derrick, superintendent,
New Jersey State Home for Boys; Judge
George M. Read. Probate Court, juve
nile division, Detroit; Lawrence K.
Frank of New York City, and Dr.
James 8. Plant, director, Essex County
Juvenile Clinic, Newark, N. J.
Many other distinguished guests have
accepted the president’! Invitation to
attend the conference, virtually every
line of endeavor having notable repre
sentation.
UNDERHILL COMFORTABLE
Massachusetts Legislator Under
goes Major Operation Here.
Representative Charles L. Underhill,
today was reported resting comfortably
at Naval Hospital, where yesterday he
underwent a major operation of the gall
bladder.
The Massachusetts legislator had been
in ill health for nearly a year. He was
unable to take part, to any great extent
in his recent campaign for re-election.
He was returned to Congress, however,
and shortly after the election he came
to Washington for the operation.
President to Write
. Introduction for
| Washington Volume
' By the Associated Press.
An engineer who turned to
politics with some success has
consented to write an lntrodyc-
I tion to writings of another engi
neer, who also held office a couple
of times.
The v engineer who will write
the introduction is Herbert
Hoover, President of the United
States. The other engineer was
George Washington.'
Senator Pess of Ohio, chair
man of the George Washington
Bicentennial Commission, which
1 has charge of the arrangements
5 for a celebration in Washing
ton in 1032, announced the
President had consented to write
s the introduction to a compilation
of Washington’s papers. It will
j include many which are being
published for the first time.
; CREW IS RESCUED
FROM SINKING SHIP
BY ENGLISH VESSEL
e
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f Atlantic and the United States Navy
Department awarded him the Navy
- Cross.
- At the time he sent the Associated
i. Press a brief bat graphic account of
1 the happrnlngs and for his feat and
s his simple story of it was made an
- honorary reporter of the organisation
i. and awarded a gold watch.
Nearly three fears to a day after the
Antinoe rescue Capt. Pried, who mean
while had taken command of the
America, went to the rescue of the
steamship FloHda, In distress in mld
k Atlantic,, and, rescued 32 mariners.
► Again he was honored at home and
abroad for his feat, and after a munici
pal receptiofi was given medals and a
. scroll commemorating his feat bv
Mayor Walker at the York City
- Hall.
• NAVY PICKS UP CALL.
! Coast Guards Await Word Whether
They Could Aid.
1 The distress call which today sent the
- America speeding to aid the Ovldla was
i picked up by Navy radio atationa at
. Philadelphia and Boston.
i Borne confusion was caused at first
s by mistaking the sinking craft’s name,
i the Coast Guard having taken messages
t received at its headquarters to indl
» cate that two ships were sending SOS.
• Interchange of messages soon developed,
j however, that the Ovldla was the only
i source.
i Coast Guard crews at Boston awaited
t word whether they could aid in the
i rescue work.
; 650 SAVED FROM SHIP.
r British Liner Goes on Rocks Off Coast
of Portugal.
\ LISBON, Portugal, November 10 UP).
—Riding through thick barriers of fog,
’ lifeboats today carried to safety 550 pas
■ sengers and crew of the British steam
: ship Highland Hope, which ran on the
black cliffs of Berlengas off the coast
1 of Portugal today.
; The only casualty was a Spanish
■ emigraht, who lost his balance and fell
f into the sea, being seriously Injured.
The Highland Hope, owned by the
1 Nelson Steam Navigation Co., was en
route from London to Buenos Aires.
She was constructed last year and was
: of 14,000 tons.
Holds Are Flooded.
With her holds flooded after crashing
! on the treacherous rocks, the Highland
Hope was sinking late today.
After the crash at 5 a.m., which
roused the ship’s passengers from their
1 befths in the dark hours of this
morning, the order was given to take
| to the lifeboats. This was accomplished
despite the fog and darkness. Although
many of the passengers had no time to
dress, there was no panic and perfect
order prevailed.
The salvage boats, Lisbon and Gibral
tar, rushed to the scene and took the
boats .under tow, landing them safely
at Pefllche. Here the passengers were
taken by motor busses to Sao Mamede
and from there they came on to Lisbon
by special train.
Other salvage boats tried to get the 1
stranded liner off the rocks, but were 1
unsuccessful, their efforts being hin
dered by the dense fog.
Boats R«h to AM.
The sdß sent out by the Highland !
Hope when she fouled on the ugly rocks
off the coast sent numbers of rescue
craft scurrying toward her and the
water soon Was dotted with boats bring
ing aid to the shipwrecked people.
Late today the liner lay on the rocks,
her stern pounded by seas and with 1
weather conditions making it impossi
ble to go aboard her.
The captain and a few members of
the crew stuck to the ship to the last,
but presumably had come ashore this .
afternoon when nothing further could J
be done.
Penlche is about 40 miles from Lis
bon.
FEAR FOR SWEDISH SHIP. )
I
Vessel Unheard From Since It Left '
10 Days Ago. ,
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, November 16 1
(IP). —Considerable fear Is entertained I
here for the Swedish steamer Tanja, ’
of 715 tons, which mdy have sunk in
the South Baltic.
Nothing has been heard of the vessel
since it left Danzig 10 days ago. The
Tanja participated in the Mobile Relief 1
Expedition in the Summed of 1028. y
British Yacht Is Safe.
FUNCHAL, Madeira, November 16 j
(/P).—Tpe British yacht Sea Wolf, i
which was reported missing several i
dan ago, today was safe at Lae Palmas, :
the Canary Islands. 1
“BAD FAITra
TO P.fl. OFFICIAL
Senate Committee Gets Crit
icism of Arch Coleman in
St. Paul Hearing.
B r the Associated Pres*.
ST. PAUL, Minn., November 19.—1 n
the growing record of the special Sen
ate committee Investigating postal
leases today was a charge by L. L.
Drill, United States District attorney
for Minnesota, that Arch Coleman,
First Assistant Postmaster General,
acted in “bad faith” in connection with
litigation surrounding a local postal
station.
Drill, testifying before Senator John
J. Blaine, Republican. Wisconsin, com
mittee chairman, said that when Cole
man appeared as a witness for owners
of the Bt. Paul station he Jeopardised
success of the fight Drill's office was
making against an appeal from an
award of damages condemnation of the
building.
Details surrounding the leasing of
the postal station, including a non
cancellable clause now held by Postal
Stations, Inc., controlled by Jacob Kulp
of Cblcago, were sought from two other
witnesses today. They were Otto N.
Raths, former postmaster, and Charles
J. Moos, present postmaster. The Post
Office Department agreed to pay $120,-
000 annual rental for the station, which
a Federal grand Jury held was worth
only $290,000 in a statement in which
it charged that the leases Involved
“fraud, misrepresentation and corrup
tion.’’
fE A D ERS AREGU ESTS
AT NEW RESTAURANT
Lee Jin Serves Banquet for About
100 Before Opening of
Fan Tan. 0 .
Lee Jin, prominent Chinese merchant,
was host last night to about 100 leaders
in the Capital's business and profes
sional life at a banquet preceding the
formal opening of hisfpew Fan Tan
. restaurant, at 421 Eleventh street.
The public opening of the restaurant,
which will offer patrons Chinese and
American dishes, is this afternoon.
Jin, proprietor also of the Aster and
China restaurants, in other parts of
the downtown section, was congratulat
ed by several of the banqueters on his
choice of the location of his newest
venture—in the area near the projected
concentration of Government buildings
in the Mall Triangle.
The Fan Tan Building has been re
modeled and refurnished for .the
restaurant, the Interior in Chinese style.
Last night Jin, presiding over the
banquet table, distributed Chinese
souvenirs to his guests. Souvenirs mark
ing the public opening of the restaurant
also are being given patrons this after
noon and tonight.
SPEAKERS CLINIC HELP
FOR CHARITY APPEALS
I
Community Chsst Will Train
Workers—Largs Class Already
Enrolled for Campaign.
The Speakers’ Clinic, organized by
the Community Chest for the training
of candidates in the art of public
speaking, will open tonight at 6:30
o’clock with its first class in quarters '
provided by the Chesapeake is Potomac .
Telephone Co.
W. W. Wheeler Is originator of the
clinic, A large class already has en- ]
rolled, but more are needed, it was ]
said, since the work is one of impor- \
tance to the Chest in training persons t
how to address meetings and present t
facts, as will have to be done in the i
coming campaign of the Community t
Those taking part in tonight’s class, i
who will Instruct the candidates In how l
to address an audience, are Dorsey 1
Hyde, Jr„ secretary of the Washington
Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Homer
Councilor of Calvary Baptist Church;
Mrs. Hettle P. Anderson, secretary of t
the Y. W. C. A.; Mrs. W. W. Wheeler, i
Federation of Women's Clubs; J O i
Martin, editor of the Transmitter, and t
Mr. Wheeler, who is chairman of the C
Speakers’ Clinic. i
t
t
BISHOP IN PULPIT
t
Dr. Freeman Conducting Preaching <
Mission at St. Mark’s Church. t
Right Rev. James E. Freeman, Bishop £
of Washington, is conducting the D
preaching mission at St. Mark’s Episco- „
pal Church, Third and A streets south- z
east. *
His special subjects for the rest of F
the week, at 8 p.m., are: Tonight, “The °
Possibilities of Life"; Thursday, “The £
Services of Life’s Supply,’’ and Friday. «
“The Fullflllment of Life.” d
* P
Belief Group Planned. £
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md., November c
19 (Special).—A meeting of civic or
ganizations to form a rrifmanijlh Wei- -
fare AesociatMfi to relieve distlVea will
be held Deoimber 2 at the offiofe of
Mayor Sell* Posin, it has been An- 8
nounced by J. Light, chaw- n
man of th» Oionization Committee, a
The date tot thefmeeting waa original* fi
ly set for November 22.
DRY FORCE TO ASK
RAISE OF tm
Total of $17,400,000 to Be
Sought for Enforcement
During Next Year.
Mr ilia Associated Vtms.
The better enforcement of prohibition
planned for next year Is to eoet more
than ever, but not so very much mere
atfthat.
In contra* to the considerable strata
which both friends and foes of prohl*
bltion in Congress have sought to
appropriate from time to time, the Gov
ernment's enforcement officials plan to
ask few a raise of $2,400,000.
The appropriation requests prepared
by the liquor bureaus of the Justice and
Treasury Departments call for a total
of approximately $17,400,000. For the
increase they Intend to offer the tax
payers 600 new dry agents and 80 more
medicinal liquor and industrial alcoh*
inspectors. And there will be larger
staffs of clerks to handle the work
turned in by the new agents, which the
dry exists confidently expect will be
more extensive and effldtent than ever.
Justice Department's Quota.
Os the total, the Justice Department's
enforcement unit under Director Amos
W. w. Woodcock, is asking $11,200,000.
During the current fiscal year the unit
is getting $9,000,000 out of the $15,-
000.000 allowed by Congress for prohi
bition work. If Congress grants his
request, Woodcock will have 2,000 reg
ular agents, plus 200 special men for
big conspiracy cases, several inspectors
and the 24 Instructors who now are
teaching the agents Just what to do and
how not to act.
The Treasury’s industrial alcohol di
vision headed by Commissioner James
M. Doran, seeks about $200,000 on top
of its current $6,000,000 share of en
forcement money. Salaries and admin
istrative expense involved in adding the
90 Inspectors will account for that.
Women’s Committee's Statement.
As this planning was being completed
and the law 1 enforcement commission
went on in private with its prohibition
report task, the Women’s National Com
mittee for Law Enforcement came out
with a statement, saying:
“While we await the report of the
Wickersham Committee as interesting
and important, we do not expect it to
do more than supply valuable informa
tion.''
The committee, of which Mrs. Henry
W. Peabody of. Massachusetts is chair
man. added it did not expect the en
forcement group to advocate repeal of
either the eighteenth amendment or
the Volstead act. A plan for modifica
tion of the latter was espoused yester
day by Senator Glenn, Republican, Illi
nois. He suggested the law be changed
to permit States so desiring to raise
the alcoholic content of legal beer.
President Hoover’s Law Enforcement
Commission declined all comment upon
the maze of report# and rumors con
cerning the recommendations to be in
cluded in its forthcoming prohibition
report.
Chairman Wickersham recalled a
previous statement that forecasta as to
positive recommendations at this time
were “purely conjectural.’’
DR. WALSH AGAIN HITS
SOVIET RECOGNITION
tlusta Senator Borah, “Prime Pro
ponent,” Who . Once Denounced
Attack on U. 8. Institutions.
Senator William B. Borah, Repub
lican, of Idaho, prime proponent of
recognition of toe Soviet government
by toe United Btates, waa quoted last
night by Dr. Edmund A. Walsh, 8. J
vice president of Georgetown University,
in an address delivered in Gaston Hall
on toe Russian question, as having been
vigorously opposed to thos3 who cry
"Down with America,’’ when the Sen
ator was a prominent attorney in his
home Btate, 20 years sgo.
Dr. Walsh sought to show that Sen
ator Borah as a prosecuting attorney
insisted that those opposed to American
institutions should be sent back to toe
old countries and that the Senator had
contended in a murder trial that in
the case of conspiracy it is immaterial
who bolds toe fatal weapon. Dr. Walsh;
who will conclude this lecture Friday
evening, maintained that tht Soviet
government and the Third Internation
ale are organically connected and are
"both planned by the same, brain.” One
hand, the Soviet government, is held
out in the friendship of recognition, toe
asserted, while the other, the Third
Internationale, seeks "to hit below the
bJlt."
Os toe Latln-Amerlcan nations, Dr.
Walsh Mid, Uruguay alone maintains
diplomatic relations with Russia. A
number of European nations have de
clined to recognise Moscow also, ha
added.
Taking as his topic "Recognition by
the United States,” Dr. Walsh told his
audience that the United States is toe
first to recognise the right of revolu
tion and that after the Russian revolu
tion during toe World War, the Wash
ington Government was the first to
send an Ambassador, David R. Francis,
to the new Russian republic.
new hlgFschooiT
TO BE BUILT WITH
WASHINGTON LABOR
(Continued From First Page.)
exist here, were allowed to continue to
take work away from local labor.
Edward J. Murphy, president of the
Buy-In-Washington Council, and John
B. Colupys of toe Central Labor Union,
who also 1s a member of the council,
today declared that local interests and
taxpayers would be gratified over the
action of the Commissioners, since the
awarding of the contract locally and
the circulation of the building cost
money here would "go a long way” In
bettering economic conditions In Wash
ington. *
Mesas Big Saving.
Mr. Colpoys further pointed out that
the awarding of the contract locally
and the use of limestone instead of
marble in the construction of the
building would mean a saving of $139,-
000 to local taxpayers, this represent
ing toe difference between the coste of
the two types of ornamentation plan- <
ned for the building.
“While the hands of toe District
Commissioners are tied in such mat
ters when the low bidder Is an out
of-town resident, local interests feel
that Congress should enset a law giving
the Commissioners reasonable dis
cretion in awarding public contracts," *
Mr. Colpoys said.
The Buy-ln-Washington Council U.
considering such a measure, unde:
which toe Commissioners might dis
regard the low bid by an out-of-towa
bidder If the estimate of cost submitted
by a local man was not unreasonably
higher, it la contended that local bid- ,
tiers cannot, aa. A rule, meet the com
petition from other sections because t
of the higher prevailing rates of wages
here and due to the higher overhead
costs of local organisations.
German Feminist Dim.
BERLIN, November 19 (IP).— KaetU
Shlrmacher, a leader of tot women's *
movement in Germany since the 90s
and author of numerous books on toe
reminist campaign, died test night of
heart disease. She was M yean eld.

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