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gangsters’ Arch Foe in Chi-
: v oHgo Says, as Mayor, He
?'J~ Would Clean Up.
>: ■* ,
By Assorlsted Prcat.
‘ CHICAGO, December 26.—A new
Candidate for the Republican mayoralty
domination. Judge John H. Lyle,
mhftant foe «f gangsters, was in the
ric4 today with & platforiff in which
ha promised to break up what he
fiTrrtfld alliances between “crime and
Judge Lyle, who as a jurist on the
Municipal Court bench has gained
widespread publicity by his treatment
of gangsters, will oppose Mayor Wil
liam Hale Thompson, Charles V. Bar-
chairman of the County Board of
Tax Review, and any other candidates
whd may enter the contest before the
February primary is held. Thompson
add Barrett already are in the race.
Opposition May Focus.
The announcement from Judge Lyle
was made without awaiting the de
cision of various political factions
which have been seeking a candidate
on whom they could unite in opposition
to Mayor Thompson. Neither did his
statement indicate whether he would
seek the support of these groups.
Among 1 political leaders with whom
Thompson has broken Is Bernard W.
Snow, chairman of the Republican
COfik County Committee.
Referring to Chicago gangsters and
Sheir bands of followers, Judge Lyle
said in his statement that it was
"ridiculous to assume that all these
officers (Oook County) cannot sup
press and almost totally annihilate
' “No candidate for mayor,” he added,
"ean hope for the votes of the good
ditiaens unless he defines In unmistak
able terms his position on the issue of
divorcing crime from politics, apd un
less the language of that declaration
•coords with his record of public Service.
Responsibility on Mayer.
- "I have hesitated because of the work
X am already doing in the effort to
Kge Chicago of the criminal gangs
t infest the city. The mayoralty
Office is the one spot in Chicago where
SOI the lines thart touch crime and
racketeering converge. The mayor is
the law-enforcement officer, charged
Wl& responsibility for protecting lives,
rty and reputation of the cHiaen*
head of the Police Department and
directa the prosecuting branch of the
city government. With this In mind,
and believing that aa mayor I could
promptly and completely finish the
work that I hfcve been engaged in as
judge, I have decided to become a can
Asserting he would give Chicago an
efficient Police Department, the judge
called attention to "such hoodlums a#
Capone and his underworld semi-poli
tician criminal aHles,” and declared
that “with a club in one hand and a
gun in the other, officers should run
them out es every public building to
Cermet. protege of the late
dtattrge W. Brennan, is (he only Demo
dfiU himself for
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ffbdtnaad From First Page.)
11l addition must be depended upon to
•lake air transport operation profitable.
But as the efficiency of the airplane
Increases, he pointed out, the cost of
operation will be materially reduced,
and will shorten the time until pas
senger operation is a paying business.
The business slump, which hit avia
tion aa it did practically every other
industry, brought some good as well as
evil; it gave manufacturers and research
engineers a chance to take inventory,
to “clean up” the planes, especially the
big transport jobs, the colonel said. He
nigant stream-lining, cutting away of
wted-resisting angles and gadgets, a
catting down of weight to gain speed
without sacrificing of the safety factor.
The cruising speed of several well
feßouu transport planes has been in
creased several miles an hour during
tfie past year. Col. Lindbergh remarked,
nod he expects to see it stepped up at
least 10 miles an hour more in 1031.
The best large transport planes today
have a cruising speed of 105 to 115
miles an hour and a top of 130 to 145.
The increase in air transport lines
has been phenomenal, the colonel be
lieves. Three years ago there were only
a few short passenger airlines in the
Uhlted States. Today they link every
important city in a national network.
Two years ago South America had no
air passenger lines to speak of. Today,
egeept for the Cape Horn region, South
America is encircled by passenger and
nail lines. The next development is
linking the two hemispheres, the
Americas and Europe and Africa.
Col. Lindbergh has no particular
flying plans for the new year. He said
ha does not expect to attempt this Win
ter an air tour of South America—a
flight he has long had in mind. He s
eager to get out to the Coast and get
the new wing for his Lockheed Sirius
low-wing monoplane, a wing which will
Include a retractable landing gear, add
ing at least 25 or 30 miles an hour to
the speed of bis plane.
In the course of this fanning bee
Ml aviation Col. Lindbergh revealed that
his Princeton, N. J., farm and its
'landing field” have become rather
widely and Inaccurately known, espe
cially the field. He is getting letters, he
Mfid, addressed to “Lindbergh Field,
PWneegW, N. J.” and “Manager, Lind
bergh Airport, Princeton."
That’* rather a flossy reputation, he
thought, for a cow pasture where an
airplane can land, but which in no
toue of the word is an “airport" or an
afUtion field.
Publicity of Their Holdings at
Frequent Intervals Also Fav
ored in New York.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, December 26 - State
supervision of investment trust and
public it y concerning their holdings was
urged today In a report by Assistant At
torney General Watson Washburn to
Attorney Genera! Ward.
A survey by the State Bureau of Se
corttfee. Which Washburn heads, showed
that there are now 270 in vestment
tnuts, with resources of more than $4.-
Sfifi, 66o.ooo, while In 1627 there were
arty 102, wttb total resources under
To safeguard stockholders and exert
• “wholesome influence” on the man
agement M the trusts he Urged frequent
ddWllcstion of the portfolios held by the
btrastment groups.
Treated for Mon Fracture.
James H. Ortftn. 31 T*Srs old. Os the
cnastfeton Hotel, was treated st Bmer
gtrey Hospital yesterday for a fractured
upM Griffin u aid to have been struck
hyiiUftdentifled.map la OM
looking foh Work
H. C. Brooks and his dog have been trudging the streets es Washington for
a week looking for work. The dog does his share by pulling a wagon loaded with
j Brooks’ tools. —Star Staff Photo.
Claims Money Circulation
Will Relieve Depression;
Treasury Objects.
B; the Associated Press.
The Democratic leader of the House,
Representative Gamer of Texas, today
was championing legislation for pay
ment to veterans of the present value
of their compensation certificates.
80 advocated a plan giving the vet
eran option to turn in his ceftfflcate
now and receive the original settlement
value plus 4 per cent interest, or to
hold it to maturity.
It would cost about a billion dollars.
Gamer contended, which, he said, the
Treasury could obtain by borrowing at
between 13,il 3 ,i and 1 % per cent.
“I doubt,” he said, “if the Treasury
ever again will be able to secure money
at such a low rate for the discharge
of this obligation.”
The T6xan advanced his belief that
not more than 60 per cent of the vet- i
erans would present their certificates
at this time, but he argued the re- j
lease of the sum represented by this !
proportion would contribute materially
to restore “the economic balance.”
"A more propitious time for payment
of (his debt to veterans could not be
conceived,” he contended. “Every State,
city and hamlet would feel the stimu
lating effects.”
Other plans for paying off the vet
erans’ certificates have been opposed by
Secretary Mellon and Treasury officials,
partly on the contention that the relief
afforded would' be of a temporary
(Continued From First Page.)
banks, the time win come when there
will be a political uprising. If all those
elements recogfiized as the common
enemy of the people continue their
present course or monopoly and specu
lation, dominated by a few financial
autocrats, commonly called Wall Street,
there may come a change.
Sham Battle Seen.
"If the people realize what these in
terests are doing they can and will
form a new party, which would sweep
out of existence the old party. There
is some evidence that the people more
and more are understanding the forces i
which are combined against them and
that the people are rebelling against
party regularity. The people are dis
gusted more and more with the sham
battle between the two major parties.
“As to when and where this senti
ment of the people will reach the stage
which brought about the founding of
the Republican party under Fremont
and Lincoln nobody can tell today.”
Senator Brookhart would npt hazard
a guess as to what Senator Norris would
reply to Prof. Dewey. The lowa Sena
tor himself followed the late Senator
La Follette of Wisconsin in 1924 when
Senator La Follette ran as an independ
ent and Liberal candidate for Presi
dent. After the 1924 campaign an ef
fort was made by some of the regular
Republicans to read Senator Brookhart,
the North Dakota Senators and Senator
La Follette out of the Republican party.
The effort, however, did not get very far.
In a letter to Senator Norris, Prof
Dewey told the Senator that he was not
a true Republican as charged by Lucas
and that the time was ripe for his
leadership of a new politics) group.
Associated Press dispatches from New*
York quoted Dr. Dewey as follows:
“In light of your recent experience
with leaders of the Republican party
I urge that you sever forever your con
nections with that political machine
and form with those of us in the league
and other groups a new party to which
you can give your full allegiance.”
Might Win in 1940.
The Republican party stands for
“rugged” individualism. Dr. Dewey, for
merly professor of philosophy at Co
lumbia University, wrote, whereas Sen
ator Norris favors social planning and
social control, he argues.
“These are antagonistic philosophies,”
he added. “The Republican party la a
house divided against itself. You can
not put new wine into old bottles, and
we shall never be able to put this new
philosophy of government into either
of the old parties.”
Republicans and Democrats are all
alike, said the writer, and millions of
progressives ire so disgusted with them
that a new organization could elect a
President by 1940.
“Many outstanding men and women
in this country from every walk of life,”
he wrote, “recognize the need and will
support such an alignment. State gov
ernors, Federal judges. Representatives
and United States Senators, now work
ing within the old parties, have ex
pressed their conviction to us that a
new party must come.”
, New Yark Representative Says Senator
Is Net Republican.
I SYRACUSE, N. Y.. December 26 (A 5 ).
; Senator Norris of Nebraska has been
. “masquerading as a Republican” and
• should not be rated as an affiliate of
• the party, Representative Clarence E.
Hancock, Republican, home for the
: Christmas holidays, declared here yee
• terday in commenting on the contro
: versy in Washington between the Ns
-1 braska Senator and Robert H, Lucas,
executive director of the Republican
National Committee.
“He was nominated by the Democrats
and elected by the Democrats,” Repre
‘ Sentative Hancock continued. “He op
■ posed President Hoover in IS3B, as every
I one knows. • * * There is no reason
t why the ReffitbUeam in the Aerate
' InEwpSty® 3 * Korrli ** •
Creator of “Abe Martin” Be
gan Career in Indiana as
Newspaper Man.
By the Associated Press.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind„ December 26.
Kin Hubbard, humorist and creator of
the character “Abe Martin,” died un
expectedly early today.
Death was attributed to heart disease.
Mr. Hubbard was bom in Bellefontaine,
Ohio. He came to this city while a
young man and entered newspaper worg
In 1904 he created the character of
"Abe Martin,” a mythical personage
whose habitat was the hills of Brown
County, Ind.
“Abe” has been a regular feature of
the Indianapolis News since his creation
and in recent years he had appeared In
j a number of other newspapers through
j out the country.
Mr. Hubbard i 3 survived by his widow,
Mrs. Josephine Hubbard; a son, Tom;
a daughter, Virginia; a brother, Horace
K„ and a sister, Adah Hubbard. The
brother mid sister both live at Belle
fontaine. He was the son of Thomas
and Sarah Hubbard. His father was
formerly postmaster at Bellefontaine.
HLs death was unexpected. He was in
his office at the Indianapolis News on
Christmas eve. He failed to appear at
the office yesterday, however. It was
the first time in many years that he
had missed a Christmas day at his
Mr. Hubbard’s full name was Frank
McKinney Hubbard, but he preferred
the shorter name of “Kin." He Was a
close friend of Will Rogers and Chic
Mr. Hubbard’s death occurred at a
new home he had recently built here.
He was always reticent as to hLs age
and it was not until after his death
that even his close associates learned
that he was 62 years old.
'Continued From First_P age.)
in a different light. He explained to
day that such fears were unnecessary,
in his opinion.
“The amendment simply gives the
Commissioners the right to order such
billboards as they desire to keep main
tained in a decent manner.” he said.
“They would have ample authority un
der the bill to refuse permits as they
see fit.”
As Engineer Commissioner of the
District, the duty of regulating the
signboards would come under Mkj. Got
wals’ department. He declared he be
lieved public hearings Would be unnec
essary and, from his viewpoint, unsat
“The Commissioners have never failed
to receive complaints,” he pointed out,
“and matters can easily be taken up
without the necessity of holding public
Last January the Commissioners held
a public hearing to consider a proposed
bill to regulate outdoor aavertlstng
signs. At that time the Outdoor Ad
vertisers’ Association of the District of
Columbia and Maryland, the Merchants
and Manufacturers’ Association, the
Washington Chamber of Commerce, the
Action Advertising Corporation, the
American Institute of Architects, the
Sign Painters’ Union and other organi
zations were represented. As a result
of this public hearing and several con
ferences thereafter, the bill was intro
duced in Congress. The Senate District
Committee held a public hearing on
the bill, at which no one voiced objec
tion. The bill then passed the Senate,
without amendment, on April 17, 1930.
Since being referred to the House
District Committee, however, the
amendments about which objections
are now raised have been proposed.
Officers of the American Civic Associa
tion have taken a firm stand on the
question involving the right of public
hearings before any regulations are
adopted under the regulatory powers
which the bill bestows upon the Com
missioners. While believing the Com
missioners would never seek.to deny a
public hearing, if requested, they simply
ask that this privilege be stated in the
With only these two points of differ
ence, it appears likely that all interested
parties would find some common ground.
Aside from these objections, the bill
meets with the full approval, it was
said, of all concerned in restricting the
use of outdoor signs in the City Os
Washington. Whether sucl* legislation
can be put through the House during
the present short session appeared
doubtful to some, although its chances
are said to be more favorable in view
of the action already taken by the
Two Case* at Whtebeptaa Dropped Whoa
Mistake Is Learned.
Special Dispatch to The Otar.
WINCHESTER, Va„ December 26.
Charges brought by the State Highway
Department against Beverley B. Wright
and Yeatres At Semples, local firms, for
alleged violation of the State anti-bill
board law were dismissed yesterday when
the court found a mistake had been
made. They were charged with erecting
signs within 200 feet of a public road
Intersection and of maintaining a nui
sance. Mr. Wright showed to the court’s
satisfaction that he had erected no
signs, and Yeatres & Semples testified
they had ordered a sign removed when
informed of the law violation, but that
the man employed to do the work had
not finished the lob. However, att firms
were warned against erecting signs near
public roMk
Captured Vessel, Laden With
2,800 Cases of Liquor, Has
- Shellholes in Stern.
By the Associated Preis.
NEW LONDON, Conn., December 26.
—With her stem battered by three
1-pounder shells, the British ship Au
drey 8., of Lahave, Nova Scotia, loaded
with 2,800 cases of liquor, was brought
into the local harbor early yesterday, in
tow of a Coast Guard patrol boat.
Last night she set out, towed by the
destroyer Nemaha, for New York, with
her crew of 10 men. She was captured
in Fort Pond Bay, at the tip of Long
Island, N. Y.
Coast Guard officers said the vessel
had been lying in the vicinity of the
12-mile limit for the past several days
At about 8:30 a.m. today a Coast Guard
vessel went after her. Her attempted
flight was checked, officers said, when
three shells were fired into her stern.
Officers reported that a large crew of
men and a number of trucks were seen
on a dock in the vicinity and they be
lieved she was trying to make a short
contact. She is described as being a
well-equipped vessel, 125 feet long, pow
ered with two modern Diesel engines.
Father Sullivan Refuses to Press
Charges of Stealing Candle
sticks From Chapel.
Accused of taking silver candlesticks
from the altar of St. Agnes’ Chapel, 48
Q street, on Christmas dve, Raymond
Murphy, 24 yews old, of 70 Rhode
Island avenue, was freed in Police
Court today when Father Sullivan of
the church refused to prosecute him.
Murphy, according to Policeman C.
B. McDonald of the second precinct, en
tered the church about noon Wednes
day and took the four candlesticks from
the altar. Later m the day he tried to
sell them for 25 cents each.
When a woman of a nearby apart
ment refused to purchase the holders,
Murphy became disorderly. Police were
summoned «nd caught the man with
the candlesticks.
Murphy was charged with petty lar
ceny, drunkenness and disorderly con
duct. Following Father Sullivan's re
fusal to press the charge of larceny.
Murphy was brought up on the other
charges and the clergyman appeared as
a character witness. Judge Isaac R.
Hitt placed Murphy on probation for a
year as a result of Father Sullivans
pleas and suspended sentence on the
two minor charges.
Former Jail Mata of Charles Fith
fan, Who Is Sentenced to Die,
Clives Sheriff Tip.
Br the Associated PrtSs.
SALEM, R J, December 28—In
formation that Charles PTthfan, con
victed murderer, who escaped from jail
here Monday, may be in Texas has been
received by authorities from a former
Jailmate of the man.
The prisoner told Sheriff George
Dixon that Fithian talked about going
South and that he had sent letters to
an address in Dallas. Photographs and
descriptions of Fithian have been sent
to the Southwestern city.
Fithia* is 24. He and Peter Giordana,
21, were sentenced to death for the mur
der of William MaeCausland, paymas
ter at the Salem Glass Works. H 4
escaped six hours after sentence of
death had been passed upon him, climb
ing* through a ventilator and over the
roof of the jail.
(Continued From First Page.)
picture, for the present anyway. He
insists he ' resigned.' while Chairman
George Otis Smith of the commission,
reiterated again today that he waa re
moved with the others.
Restorations Are Rumored.
There was a report current that Rus
sell and King, who were taken out of
service as the result or clashes with
Bonner, might be restored to duty, bift
this rumor apparently is without any
foundation, neither of the men con
cerned knowing any basts for such a
report, which also, it was said, came
as a surprise to* the chairman’s office.
Chairman Smith said this morning that
he had replied "within five minutes”
to a letter from Senator Walsh, Demo
crat, made public on Wednesday. Sen
ator Walsh was one of those protesting
1 the ousters, but declined to discuss his
communication, othar than to say that
4t contained nothing different than
what he had already told the news
papers—that lack of harmony among
those concerned had brought about the
action, which was taken with just three
of the five members of the commission
present—Claude L. Draper and Marcel
Garsaud being the other participants.
Members Away for Holidays.
Commissioners Draper, McNinch and
Williamson are away for the holidays
and further reorganisation of the com
mission personnel will wait at least until
their return.
In all, five .principal posts are to be
filled. A secretary must be appointed
to succeed Bonner as executive secre
tary, this office having been abolished.
The commission will also have its own
chief engineer, replacing the Army
officer who acted as engineer officer
under the old form of commission, and
there is also a chief of counsel to be
appointed, this office having been vacant
for some time, since Thad Brown went
from She Federal Power Commission to
the Radio Commission in a like
capacity. , #
The posts vacated by Russell and
King, of course, also must be Ailed.
The two legal posts pay SB,OOO annual
ly; the chief accountant draws $7,500,
while the salaries of the other two
officers are still to be fixed by the
Both Russell and King have Civil
Service status, but neither is certain If
he will remain in Government service.
Forceps Found in Body.
CHELSEA, England (N.A.H.A.) .—A
pair of forceps ware found in the
body of Mrs. Florence Tapp when she
died suddenly three years after an op
eration for appendicitis.
(Oeerrieht. ISM. 1» north American Newt
naaer Alliance. >
SBOO,OOO in ftigar Lost.
TRACY. Calif., December 28 OP).—
Fire last night swept through a ware
house of the Nolly Sugar Co. here, con
taining 160.000 aaeka o 4 sugar. Com
pany officials estimated the km at
Mr mm*
ijv 4 r Wt \ i l ! ' s r>
SF * fidNup;
Twenty nations are represented around the base of the goed-wff! international Christmas tree decorated for the
entertainment of guests of the Dodge Hotel. Dolls from Latvia, France, Spain, Chechoslovakia, Russia and India have
brought greetings from their countries. Brasil sent as its Christmas emissaries a tribe of Httle Indians made of sea weed,
brilliantly colored. —Star Staff Photo.
Annual Report of Planning
Group Urges Elimination
of Alley Dwellings.
(•Continued From First Page.)
road "construction and maintenance
Within the District of Columbia.
Small -triangles at the intersection of
streets should be acquired by the Dis
trict Commissioners at time of original
dedication or condemnation of streets,
and. therefore, appropriations for this
purpose should be Increased.
The triangle building group should be
self-contained as to parking; and space
should be provided at a compensating
charge for private uses in each new
Government building Or group of build
ings for storage of both official cars and
of 4 reasonable number of automobiles
used by employes or persons doing busi
ness with the office in that building.
With reference to regional planning, !
the commission invited the attention of
the appropriate authorities to advan
tage* of action concerning:
Action mi Ball Act.
The Ball act establishing a Virginia-
National Capital Park and Planning
Commission through acceptance by
Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax
Possible future water supply areas on
the Patuxent, Seneca and Occoquan
Creeks being safeguarded by appropri
ate legislation covering rights to the
water and protection against pollution.
The eventual conversion, wherever
practical, of existing combined sewers
lin undeveloped areas to the separate
system and, pending such conversion,
certification of all sewers as separate
systems for all new houses and such
Pursuance of a policy of open-vallev
treatment for storm drainage in cases
in which both park and s£wer needs
are served, or in which the cost of land
Is notably less than the cost of sewer
Lee Boulevard Opening.
Action by Congress to make possible
the opening of the Lee Boulevard as
an approach to the Arlington Memorial
Bridge in time for the opening of the
Rights of way along the inland route
surveyed by the Bureau of Public Roads j
being secured for a future Richmond
Highway by the Virginia State or local
The extension of Massachusetts ave
nue to River road.
Establishment of. a circle, ellipse, or
other suitable plaza as an entrance to
th« District of Columbia at th« intersec
tion of Wisconsin avenue and Western
avenue. , .
Improvement of the Rosslyn approach
to the Key Bridge.
Appropriations under the Capper-
Cramton aet to permit land purchases
in advance of developments.
The commission is now In a position
to accept gifts to match Federal funds
in oi der to carry out the projects for the
George Washington Memorial Parkway,
which would embrace both sides of the
Potomac River southward from Great
Falls, as far as Fort Washington on
the Maryland side and Mount Vernon
on the Virginia side.
Beats Walking Street Hunting Job
for the Lady to Collect On,
Says Chicagoan.
By th« Associated Press
CHICAGO, December 26.—H0, hum!
That, said one of the veterans of Chi
cago's “Alimony Club’’ of 35, doing his
second six-month term in the county
jail, was his reaction to the business
depression he said he “understood was
going on outside.”
“I get three meals a day and a bed
to sleep in. and that beats walking the
streets and looking for a job so the
lady I used to be crazy about could col
lect my wages. Please pass the cofree.”
Like sentiments were expressed by
other members of the “club” as they
grinned at each other during Christmas
chicken dinner.
Several of the inmates, however, did
feel a tinge of regret when they thought
of the fun they used to have trimming
the Christmas trees for the children,
but their companions reminded them
that Such fun costs money, of which
there wasn’t any, so far as they were
Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and
Hew Mexico Without Tragedy.
DENVER, Colo., December 3# OP). —
The wave of violent and accidental
deaths which swept the country on this
Christmas day apparently missed the
Rocky Mountain region.
Dwpfte Slippery streets in Denver
and heavy traffic on State highways,
no fatal accidents had been reported
late but night.
Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and
New Mexico, spent a quiet Christmas
free from the tragedy which stalked in
the rest of the Nation.
Mexican Reds Held.
MEXICO CITY, December 36 (IP)
Continuing a vigorous campaign against
Communists, the . police here raided
Communist headquarters last night, ar
resting six men laid to be Red leaders
fc and on 5 roman and seizing a quantity
of Communist pamphlets.
To Discuss Injunctions
Bill to Limit Use of Injunc
tions in Labor Disputes
Is Topic.
The anti-injunction bill, designed to!
1 mit the use of injunctions m disputes j
oetween labor and employers, will be
discussed by Senator Smith W. Brook
hart of lowa in the National Radio
' Forum, arranged by The Washington
Star and broadcast over the coast-to
coast network of the Columbia Broad
j casting System, at 9:30 p.m. tomorrow.
SenatcT Brookhart is in favor of such
' legislation. The anti-injunction bill is
one of the measures which the Progres- |
sives in the Senate are demanding be
voted upon before the close of the pres
ent session of Congress, if there is to
be no special session of the new Con
gress after March 4. An anti-injunc
tion bill has been reported to the
Senate, but with an adverse report by
a majority of the Senate Judiciary
Committee, of which Senator George
W. Norris is chairman. Senator Norris
is in favor of the bill.
Organized labor has strongly backed
this proposed anti-injunction legisla
tion. Senator Brookhart belongs to
the group of Republican Progressive
Senators which is also urging the pas
sage without further delay of the anti
injunction bill. In his address, Senator
Brookhart will set out the reasons for
limiting the use cf injunctions in con- j
troversies arising between labor and
Veteran Coast Guard CommodoT#
Died in New York on
Funeral services will be conducted
here in Gawler’s chapel tom rrow aft
ernoon at 1 o’clock for Commodore
Andrew J. Henderson, United States
Coast Guard, retired, who died sudden
ly In New York Wednesday. Inter
ment, with full military honors, will
be In Arlington Cemetery.
Commodore Henderson, who pos
sessed a distinguished record of more
than 44 years’ service in the Coast
Guard, was a native of this city and
was widely known here. He held the
Navy Cross for distinguished service in
the World War, during which he com
manded the cutter Manning. In 1920
he came here as inspector in chief of I
the Coast Guard, remaining in that
office for four years.
He was retired January 22 of this
Commodore Henderson is survived by
his widow, two sons, Richard Hender
son of New York and Leland Hender
son of Savannah, Gft., and a brother,
W. G. Henderson of thLt city.
RICHMOND. Va., December 26 (IP).
—The fine Christmas weather deserted
Virginia today to be replaced by rain
and sleet.
Sleet, the first of the Winter made
highways dangerous in Roanoke and
points throught Southwest Virginia,
and minor automobile accidents were
numerous. In Central and Eastern
Virginia, a cold rain that threatened
to become sleet was falling.
- 1 • '■
Marriage Licenses
_ Joseph J. Fisher, 34, Camp Lee. Va., and
Emily Warner, SO, this elty; Rev. Joseph R.
Harold Miller, 37. and Minnie 8. Bunion,
37: Rev. A. A. McCillum.
Jams* Shiflet. 31, and Minnie McClord,
18, both of Alexandria, Va.; Rev. John i.
S Samuel Mayser, 48. Akron, Ohio, and BUie
olshek, 34, Cleveland, Ohio; Bev. Abram
‘»r W BObljtg. 38. and France* F.
Veditz. 34, both of Baltimore; Bev. William
Clarence H. Bennett. 34, Baltimore. Md.,
and Dorothy L Ollligan, 34, this city; Rev.
14 Ships at Portuguese
Guinea Expected to Leave
for Natal Next Week.
By the Associated Press.
BOLAMA, Portuguese Guinea, De
cember 26.—A fleet of 14 Italian sea
planes reposed on the calm Atlantic
waters here today ready for their great
: adventure.
As soon as all preparations are made
and weather conditions are right 12 of
the planes will strike out across the
roen ocean for Natal, Brazil, on the
first transatlantic flight of such a large
air squadron. From Natal they will fly
to Rio de Janeiro and possibly to
Buenos Aires.
The distance of about 1.800 miles is
to be patrolled by a number of Italian
destroyers and other naval vessels,
which will be ready to race for any
locality where one of the planes’ wire
less may indicate the ship is coming
The planes flew here yesterday from
Villa Cisneros. Rio de Oro, arriving at
4:30 p.m., local time. The take-off for
Natal ie not expected until next week.
The planes took off from Orbetello,
Italy, December 17 for Cartagena,
Spcdn. Bad weather forced six of the
slanes5 lanes to land in the Balearic Isles,
iter to rejoin the fleet. The next hop
was to Kenitra. French Morocco, and
from there the planes flew to Villa Cis
neros. They are commanded by Gen.
Italo Balbo, Italian air minister.
Gen. Italo Balbo Reports to Mussolini
When Planes Expect to Leave.
ROME, December 26 (A*). —Gen. Italo
Balbo, in command of Italy’s fleet of 14
transatlantic airplanes, reported to
Premier Mussolini by telegraph today
that his squadron had reached Bolama,
Portuguese West Africa, In perfect for
mation and without accident. If all
goes well, he said, the planes will head
across the Atlantic for Brazil on the
night of January 5.
Autos Held to Interfere With
• <
Coal and furniture Trucks in
lowa-Thomas Circle Section.
Adoption of regulations to aid resi
dents in receiving deliveries of coal and
furniture was recommended to William
H. Harland. traffic director, today by
the lowa-Thomas Circle Citizens’ Asso-
I elation.
I Under the suggested plan "no park
i ing” signs would be placed in front of
such homes from 6 a.m. until 12 noon,
and those unable to arrange deliveries
within that period would be accorded
the same privilege from noon until 4
I p.m.
I "As you are no doubt aware," Horace
M Fulton, secretary, wrote Harland,
“residences bordering or located near
the so-called 'restricted zone’ district
have great difficulty in getting coal or
having furniture, etc., received or moved
owing to the fact that automobiles be
longing to persons 98 per cent of whom
do not live in the neighborhood, are
continuously parked all day in front of
such residences, and where such resi
dences have no alley admittance, as
many of them have not in such older
sections of the city, it is practically im
possible to have ingress or egress by the
occupant of the residence seeking such
special ‘non-parking’ restriction.”
Shot Wednesday In Connecticut
Pay Roll Robbery When date
Tender Was Killed.
By the Associated Pres*.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., December 26.
—Charles A. Kern, jr„ 45, one of two
men shot by a bandit Wednesday in a
payroll robbery at the American Mills
Co. in West Haven, died today.
Kern, chief clerk at the factory, was
critically wounded shortly after he and
Joesph Ordazzo, 54, gate tender at the
mill, had arrived at the plant from a
bank with the company’s pay roll of
$4,921. Ordazzo was fatally wounded
by the bandit and died en route to a
West Haven police today released Ed
ward Slattery of New Haven, who walked
Into police headquarters here yesterday
and said he had committed the robbery.
Police said a checkup of his story had
failed to connect him woth the crime.
Slattery, police said, was intoxicated
when he surrendered.
Consultation of Physicians Delayed
for Day In Paris..
PAltlS, December 26 Raymond
Poincare's physician said todsf the
patient was progressing satlafStoriiy
and that a consultation of doctors Which
was to havetbecn held today hadwen
postponed vffltil tomorrow. The Imps
time President suffered a vascular spasm
Injured In Argentina Town
Exceed 70—Relief Group
Finds Earth Cracks. ,
Br Oj« Associated Prrao.
SALTA, Argentina, December M.—
Thirty-three dead and more than sev
enty persons Injured were counted to
day as the toll of earthquakes over the
holidays which destroyed Ist Poma,
small Andean village.
A relief expedition arrived In the
little mountain town Christmas day
after a 34-hour march and found the
survivors of Wednesday’s quakes, terror
stricken by six new tremors, camped
among the debrie of their homes.
Survivors said that the earthquake
which Saturday knocked down the vil
lage houses and caused most of the
damage was accompanied by a sound
that commenoed like disant thunder
from beneattL the earth’s surface. Its
crescendo increased until at one time
it sounded like the greatly amplified
galloping of many horses.
As the masonry fell and plaster was
thrown from ceilings the inhabitants of
the little village fled to the open fields,
where they wandered about until dawn,
when they returned to their fallen
homes, enshrouded with clouds of dust.
Two huge cracks in the earth's sur
. face which ooaed hot water were left
: by the quake A number Os peradna
’ were said to have fallen into the
• cracks and disappeared. Neighboring
• mountains emitted smoke during the
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. a surprise gift radio; Mrs. Vita Huston.
• 67. of Eldorado, Tex., returning from
Christmas shopping; 14. 8. Morrison
and K. C. Bowden of Dallas. Thomas
Davenport, retired farmer of Wichita
Palls. Tex., who died after being struck
by a hit-and-run driver.
Bedford Thrasher of Honey Qrofe,
Tex., was killed and his brother, Ernest,
injured in an automobile accident near
- Paris. Tex. Walter Kramer. 21. of
- Oswakie. Kara., died before he reached
: i a hospital after his car left the road
t' on a curve north of Topeka. Kane.
Kramer was the son of Ray Kramer,
» packing house executive, found.mor
f dered on a highway last Spring. Robert
i Westbrook, 55, died in the crash Os Ml
s car against a tree in Oklahoma City.
t ! James E. Halne, 30, of Savanflah, Oa„
7 suffered two broken legs and * fractured
| skull when struck by an automobile at
Laredo. Tex.
• Three Killed by Train.
i Rev. Lee Hill, 32; Shelby Willie. 22.
y and Polk Smith, all of Ada. Okla., were
‘ killed when their automobile was struck
5 by a Frisco train. ,
. Poison liquor killed 10 persons, lnehid
t ing a woman, and sent 8 othefs to hos
r pitals in serious condition in New York.
Among those gravely HI is a 18-year-old
i I boy.
’I Deadly liquor apparently flowed to
e all sections of the city. Ambulance calls
:, came in rapid succession. The women,
3 Mrs. Lene Gorman, 55, add homeless,
i was found dead in a vacant lei. The
• boy, Thomas Tracy of the Bronx, was
. found helpless in a downtown subway
station. Mrs. Mary Brennan. 18, tM
found downtown suffering from acbte
• alcoholism.
Some died in the Bronx, some in
i Brooklyn and some on Long Island.
The lower East Side, as usual, bore the
brunt of the casualties. Five victims
5 were unidentified.
I Unofficially, it was reported that
3 streams of poorest grade gin and whisky
V flooded the eity to be consumed as drink
• offerings to the spirit of Christmas.
■ Four children died in Massachusetts
! on Christmas eve and an automobile
• driver was fatally injured in Maine.
Children Burn te Death.
In New Bedford Justina Solomon. 5.
and her little Sisters—Mary, 1, and Mil
dred, 4 months—were burned to death
in their home while their unemployed
i father and mother were out Searching
| for money to build a happy Christ
mas on.
Two boy coasters were involved In
accidents in Boston. Charles Hawke*, f>
1 , drowned in the Charles River after his
• sled went through the ice, and Max
Weiss, also, 8, out with his new sled
for a Christmas coast, collided with an
automobile and received critical internal
injuries. He may recover.
Ernest J. Eagen. 37. of Westbrook,
- Me., died in an automobile accident at
I Gorham, Me., in which eight others were
injured, two of them seriously.
Twenty-four Dixie families replaced
f holly wreaths with crepe. Untold other
- families had their hope ot a Joyful
Christmas dashed by fireworks accidents
and under the wheels of automobiles.
: Autos took a toll of 21 of the 24 pef
-1 sons killed. Fire was responsible for'
• one death and accidental discharge erf
} shotguns the two other fatalities.
| Tennessee With seven automobile ae
-1 cidents led the other Southern States.
Kentucky and Mississippi each reported
'■ three fatalities, with North Carolina.
• Arkansas and Florida running etoee with
[ two each and one each from Louisiana
• and South Carolina.
j Boy Is Shotgun Victim.
Raymond Giddeon, 18, wae accidental
t ly killed at Pensacola, Fla., when a
, shotgun was discharged as he unloaded
i a wagon filled with holiday decoration
. greenery. Glover Braswell, young man
. of Monticello, Pla., was accidentally
. killed when his shotgun discharged as
; he picked It up to start on a hunting
, trip.
Mrs. Antonio Rodrigues died at Birm
ingham from injuries received when her
dress caught fire.
Holiday motoring accidents accounted
for 11 deaths in California. A poison
liquor fatality and another death by
' suffocation from a motor car exhaust
• brought the toll of lives lost to 12.
The victims!
Navor Villa, 85, Belvidere, notoon
’ liquor; John H. Myers, 21, of Los
Angeles, suffocation from ear exhaust;
M. Newhard, 18, Colton, automobile
collision; G. H. Dunlop, 25, Burbank,
automobile collision; Busan Moots, 73,
Los Angeles, run down by automiblle:
Benjamin F. Wilkinson, #6, colored. Lot
Angeles, hit by automobile; Saran olat
tenberg, 19. Los Angeles, struck by auto
mobile; Charles S. Frank, 75, Los.
; Angeles, hit by automobile; Celia Binder,
12, Los Angeles, run down by automo
bile; W. S. Marsh, Pomona, hit by auto-
I mobile; Julian Mesa, 15, Glendale, Arts.,
■ automobile collision; Antonio Cardillo,
. 40, Scottsdale, Aria., automobile col
lision; Alfred Smith, 31, Oakland, hit
l by automobile. *
1 Philadelphian Expires on Chflst
! mat Eye While Vieitlng
in Palm Beach.
W. Barklie Henry of Philadelphia,
died in Palm Beach, Pla., Christmas
, eve, according to word received here
1 today.
The funeral win be held at Ithaa
Chapel, Radnor, Pa., tomorrow.
1 Mr. Henry was twice married. His
! second wife, who was Mrs. Jack Con
’ away, died about six months ago. t
\ His first wife, Mrs. J. J. A. Van J
i Kaathoven, rerides in Washington. The 1
toother aurvtrors are a son, Barklie Mo-

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