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(TT. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Partly cloudy; slightly colder tonight;
minimum temperature about 27 degrees;
tomorrow partly cloudy.
Temperatures—Highest, 40. at 10 p.m.
yesterday: lowest, 34, at 7 am. today.
Pull report on page 7.
Closing N.Y. Markets, Pages 4, 5 and 6 B
■V' oi 1 Entered as second class matter
O. dIJWJ. post office, Washington. !>. C.
27 Defendants Get Heavy
Penalties as Result of Po
lice Court Trials.
Eight Women Among Those Found
Guilty of Prohibition
Some of the heaviest sentences in the
history of the prohibition law in Wash
ington were meted out today in Police
Court when 27 convicted bootleggers
- were ordered to pay more than $6,000
' jn fines or serve 2.000 days in jail.
Drvid A. Hart, assistant United States
attorney in charge of prohibition en
forcement, declared this the most de
cisive blow to bootlegging in the Dis
trict that has been struck in hLs
as a prosecutor.
Irving C. Ware. 2400 block of Ontario
road, convicted of second-offense pos
session, received a sentence of SSOO fine
cr 60 days in jail from Judge Ralph
Oiven. • j
Eight Women Convicted.
i Eight women were included in the |
of those found guilty, the majority ;
Os them drawing light sentences of SSO
fines or 30 days in jail. Among the
women was Mrs. Margaret Price. 47 j
years old, who lives directly across
Sixth street from Police Court. She was
ordered to pay SIOO by Judge Gus A.
Schudlt. i
Arthur (Honey Boy) Mason, col
ored. 1000 block of Twenty-first street, j
described by Judge John P. McMahon
as one of the “most persistent law-.
breakers in the city," was committed to j
jail ro serve a term of 900 days. Ma
son may escape a year and a half of i
his sentence by paying $1,500 in fines.
He was convicted on five counts of sec
ond-offense possession and a charge of
maintaining a nuisance. The case was
SI,OOO or 90 Days.
While police in raiding the home of
Isaac Chichester, colored, 29. 1300 block
Cedar court, seized only a pint of liquor, j
it will cost the unfortunte man SI,OOO '
if he cares to avoid a 90-day jail term. |
This sentence was imposed by Judge i
Isaac R Hitt. Chichester was found ;
guilt v by a jury through the efforts of j
Assistant United States Attorney Wil- |
bur Baughman, who Joined Hart in,
prosecuting the offense.
Hart declared, that almost as many
persons, as were sentenced, pleaded
guilty today and will receive their terms
next Saturday. The liquor docket, he
said, is almost entirely cleared as all
of the cases except those made by \
v.thin the past two days will be pre
sented to iuries Monday and Tuesday I
of next week.
■Pioponcnt of Legislation Involving
Labor Will Be Heard Over
Network Tonight.
Senator Smith W. Brookhart of
Bowa tonight will discuss the anti-in
junction bill, designed to limit the use
ipf injunctions in disputes between labor
’‘end employers, in the National Radio
Forum, arranged by The Washington
Star and broadcast over a coast-to
coa>t network of the Columbia Broad
ea ting System. The talk will begin at
P 30 p.m.
Senator Brookhart, a proponent of
fcmti-injunction legislation, is a mem
— ■fcer of the Republican progressive group,
which is also urging the passage with
'cut further delay of the anti-injunc
tion bill. The measure has been re
ported unfavorably by a majority of
the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen
ator George W. Norris of Nebraska,
chairman of the committee, however,
4s in favor of the bill.
Financier Succumbs to Rare
V' Vein Disease.
LONDON, December 27 (TP). —Lord
Jdelchett, the former Sir Alfred Mond.
one of Britain’s leading industrial
financiers, died here this afternoon.
He had been ill with phlebitis for
several weeks and recently a relapse
caused grave fears that he could not
recover. He had been under the con
stant care of his physicians at his Lon
don home for some time.
During hLs illness Lady Melchett re
mained at his side and Sir Russell Wil
kinson, Lord Melchett’s physician, spent
much of his time at the house.
Device for Sick and Tired People to Be Exhibited by
American Scientific Association.
JJy the Associated Press.
CLEVELAND. Ohio December 27
A device for tired people and invalids
who are unable to perform such a diffi
cult task as turning out an electric
light will be demonstrated at the re
search exhibits here next week in con
nection with the sessions of the Amer
ican Association for the Advancement
pf Science.
Using the device, these persons may
blow out or turn on an electric light
«, merely with a whiff of breath. It is an
Invention of Dr. E E. Pree of New
. York, a consulting engineer and head I
A of the Pree Laboratories,
a The device consists of two tiny discs
K mounted in a telephone mouthpiece
« bbout an eighth of an inch apart.
When the breath is blown on them they i
.. . -v . • .
Paris Newspaper Says World
War Leader’s Leg Has Been
Whereabouts of Famous
, Military Figure Remains Hid-
den During Serious Illness. ,
i B.v the Associated Press.
i ber 27. — " Papa" Joffre, grand old man
• of the Army of France, is fighting the
j greatest battle of his life—not against
an invading army this time, but against
j death.
The Paris newspaper, le Temps, stated j
tonight that Marshal Joffre's right leg
had been amputated.
All France was shocked this morn
ing when it learned from an official |
| bulletin that the great soldier, who J
turned back the German army in the
first battle of the Marne, was danger
ously ill.
Although friends announced that he
was receiving treatment at his home j
here, a correspondent of the Associated ■
Press this afternoon found the house j
j closed. The porter insisted that the '<
Chairman Declines Comment
on McNinch Statement
on Reinstatements.
With a date still to be fixed for the
first meeting of the full Power Com
| mission, and Congress not due back for
another week, the furore aroused by
the severance from service of two un
derofficials, Charles A. Russell, solicitor,
and William V. King, chief accountant,
| through action of a quorum of the com
\ mission was in an indefinite stage today.
Chairman Smith said that there
: "might" be a statement forthcoming
this afternoon after he had conferred i
with Commissioner Garsaud, the only
other member of the commission now
in the Capital, but there was no indi
cation as to what this might embody,
unless an approximate date was set for
the gathering of the commission, whose
other three members. McNinch. Draper
and Williamson, are away for the holi
; days.
Declines McNinch Comment.
Nor would Dr. Smith comment on a !
i statement issued last night In his home,
in Charlotte, N. C., to the Associated i
Press by Commissioner McNinch, who 1
said that as a result of a telephone
conversation with the chs irman he
hoped when the full commission meets
i ’ all the old personnel under the old
commission, without exception, will be
invited to continue in their respective
posts of duty for 30 days, or until the
new commission can proceed with de
liberation to the selection of its staff
j of employes.” I
Action on Russell, King and Frank
E. Bonner, formerly executive secre
tary. was taken in the absence of Com
missioners Williamson and McNinch.
who have not yet been sworn in. and
McNinch yesterday, in a letter to a
friend here, expressed some surprise at
this, but said he was certain no "dis-
I respect" was intended.
Dr. Smith takes the attitude that
when three members oi the commission
| took office the new commission was in
force and the old commission and all
personnel automatically went out. In
all cases but those of the three men
' concerned the Civil Service Commis
sion was asked to extend their tenure,
and inaction in their cases automatical
ly cut them from the pay roll, he holds.
Press advices indicate that the ab
sent members of the commission also
I take this view of the law, which, how
i ever, is disputed by both Russell and
King. They say that only an engineer
ing office and the executive secretary
ship were abolished in the new law.
Bonner Unconcerned.
Bonner, whose troubles with Russell
and King were held responsible for
their severance, is not concerned ap
parently in what may be done in the
future, as he contends he “resigned."
Independent Republican and Demo
cratic Senators who plan to make a
motion for reconsideration of the
nominations of Smith. Garsaud and
Draper said yesterday that they had a
promise from a Senator, who is eligible
to do so, to make a motion for recon
sideration. Administration Senators,
I on the contrary, challenge the legality
of such a move.
As another development in the case, I
Chairman Nye of the Senate Public
Lands Committee said if his commit- j
i tee investigates the charges by Ralph j
i S. Kelley of irregularities in the dis- i
position of oil shale lands, recently i
given prominence, that he would em- I
ploy Russell as an investigator. Such i
an assignment would be accepted b> I
Russell, it is believed.
K. of C. Head Seriously 111.
GRAND RAPIDS. Mich.. December
27 </P\. —Martin H. Carmody, Supreme
Knight of the Knights of Columbus, fs
; in a serious condition in a hospital
here with pneumonia Mr. CarmOdy.
who is 58 years old, is a member of
the French Legion of Honor and is a
knight of the Order of St. Gregory the
Great. Mr. Carmody’s home is in Grand
' Rapids.
make a contact which operates a re
lay. The relay, in turn, operates the
electric light circuit.
Another whiff of breath separates the
two discs and turns off the current.
The gigantic titanothere, a prehis
toric rhinoceros which once foraged in
Wyoming. Nebraska and North Dakota,
will be placed on exhibit by Henry Pair
field Osburn. president of the American
Museum of Natural History. In a wall
painting 26 feet long and 16 feet wide
these beasts will be shown m their nat
ural habitat.
The Bell Telephone Laboratories at
New York will bring to the exhibition
a model of its standard clock, which
time ao accurately that tt varies
j only one ('■n-millionth of an hour every
i hour.
W)t JEti enina Siaf.
\- ——
! marshal was not there, but refused to
| say where he was. Marshal Joffre's
; aide-de-camp in Parts, likewise declined
! to reveal the patient’s whereabouts or
to discuss his illness.
The newspaper, le Temps, said the
j marshal was taken to the private hos
(Contjnued on Page 2. Column 3.)
Two-Cents-a-Mile Rate to Be
Allowed in Day Coaches
and Tourist Sleepers.
By the Associated Press.
The class passenger fare system
widely used on European railroads Is
finding new advocates among carriers
in the Western States.
Two lines—the St. Louis-San Fran
cisco and the Santa Fe —have received
permission from the Interstate Com
merce Commission to use second-class
tickets, and G. J. McGuire, secretary of i
j the Western Passenger Association, in
dicated today in Chicago a possibility
j that other Southwestern companies
I might seek to meet the 2-cent a mile
rate authorized on the Frisco.
For Day Coach Travel.
Under the commission's order the'
Frisco is permitted to sell the second-!
class tickets for use only on day
coaches. It is expected to put the plan
into effect early next year.
The Santa Fe, operating from Chi
cago through the Southwest to Cali
fornia, has received permission to sell,
after January 1, second-class tickets
| between points in Arizona, California
and New Mexico. It also may cut
rates for round-trip tickets between
Kansas City and Lawrence and Topeka,
Western Rates Cut.
The Southeastern Passenger Asso
ciation throngh George S. Shepard, its
secretary, today was authorized by the
commission to use joint low rates from
Southeastern points* to the Pacific
Coast. The rate is based on the regular
fares to New Orleans. Memphis, St.
Louis and Chicago, with a 2-cent rate
from those gateways to the coast. The
tickets west of the Mississippi are to
be good on tourist sleepers.
Several Southeastern roads have
been selling low-rate round-trip tickets
within the range of bus travel for the
last year or more.
Rail Reduction Nearly Halves Charges j
in Midwest.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO. December 27.—Plans to 1
inaugurate a passenger rate of 2 cents |
a mile on four divisions as an experi- j
ment to see ii the lowered fare will sue- i
cessfully combat motor bus competition j
were made public today by H. E. Pier
pont. vice president in charge of traffic'
for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & !
Pacific Railroad.
The new rate, he said, would be put j
into effect January 1 on divisions in
Wisconsin. Minnesota and lowa. The j
present rate is 3.6 cents a mile.
None oi the divisions is on a main
tine. Pierpont said, however, that if
the experiment succeeded, it was prob
able that it would be extended eventu
ally to include the main lines.
"It is primarily a service to gain the
local traffic which the motor bus has !
I caused railroads everywhere to lose,”
i Pierpont said.
The announcement followed another
, from the St. Louis-San Francisco Rail
! way that a 2-cent rate would be estab
! lished on certain sections of its line J
i and a report from the Western Pas-,
i senger Association that other roads were
j also contemplating a similar move.
Virginian to Abide by Delay Un
less Special Session
Is Called.
By the Associated Press.
Notice was given today by Senator
Swanson, Democrat, of Virginia, a
leader of the World Court forces, that
ii a special session of Congress is forced
this Spring he will demand prompt
consideration of the World Court in
that session.
The Senate Foreign Relations Com
mittee has voted to defer consideration
of the court issue until the next regular
session, in December. Swanson said he
would abide by that decision, but he
believed such a course was predicated
on the belief that there would be no
extra session.
"t do not care for an extra session
of Congress in the Spring, and I don’t
believe the country wants one,” said
, Swanson today. "We can dispose of the
, emergency domestic problems confront
ing us in this regular session ending
i March 4.”
Will Transport Pigmy Village.
NEW YORK, December 27 (&).—The
exploring Bradleys of Chicago—Mr. and
i Mrs. Herbert E. Bradley and their
i daughter Alice, 16—sailed today on the
i Leviathan to bring back from Africa
1 a pigmy village which will be displayed
at the Chicago exposition in 1933, .
* . •
Special Committee, Headed
by Glass, Is Assembling
Data on Subject.
Virginian’s Federal Reserve Reso
lution Will Be Used as
Vehicle for Inquiry.
The Glass resolution for investigation
of the Federal Reserve System, passed at
the last session of Congress, will be used
as a vehicle for a general investigation
of the banking situation by a special
Senate committee, it became known
today. The inquiry will naturally con
cern itself to a large extent with rea
sons for bank failures or suspensions.
Headed by Senator Glass, Democrat,
of Virginia, a former Secretary of the
Treasury and co-author of the Federal
Reserve act, the committee already is
assembling data which will not only go
into the banking situation, but which
is likely also to extend its scope to the
stock exchanges.
In an effort to get a perfect picture
of the situation for a groundwork, the
committee has sent questionnaires to
bankers and financiers over the country,
and plans to circularize even more.
H. Parker Willis, editor of the New
York Journal of Commerce, former
secretary of the Federal Reserve Board
and financial adviser to the House
Banking and Currency Committee at
the time the Federal Reserve act was
being drafted, was retained by the com
mittee to assist in its work.
Ordered After 1929 Crash.
The committee will start to function
about January 15.
Serving on this special Senate sub
committee with Senator Glass will be
Senators Walcott of Connecticut.
Townsend of Delaware and Norbeck of
South Dakota, Republicans, and Sen
ator Bratton of New Mexico, a Dem
The probe was ordered by the Senate
after the stock market crash of 1929,
and was intended to deal with the
Federal Reserve System, its policies and
their relationship to the securities mar
kets of the country.
It is by of the phraseology of
the resolution which allowed the in
quiry into the Federal Reserve System
and “all related matters” that the scope
is to be broadened.
The first question to be undertaken,
it is understood, will deal with bank ex
PuU Matter in Open.
In announcing the bank probe. Sen
ator Glass has simply brought out into
the open a question that is known to
have been agitating Government offi
cials, but one that they have been loath
to discuss.
So many factors, it has been said,
can enter into the difficulties in which
a bank may find itself that it is not
possible to put a finger on any one, or
a group, to be held blameable for the
However, certain shortcomings in the
national banking system as seen by the
I several controllers of the currency in
the past several years, when the num
ber of bank suspensions have reached
an appreciable figure, have been em
bodied in the annual reports of these
officials, and remedial action recom
A study of the banking situation
covering the World War period up to
the present indicates that during the
war years the banks of this country
prospered more than either before or
after, and that during the post-war
period the trend has been decidedly off.
Few National Banks.
| For the fiscal years ending July 1,
i 1914 and 1915, for instance, the total
failures in the country were, respec
j tively, 117 and 124. From then
' through the end of the fiscal year 1920
| failures were at a minimum, w r ith 54,
j 42. 27, 43 and 49, respectively. By
{ far the larger part of these failures
were of State or private banks, only
: 28 national banks being included.
| Starting with the fiscal year end
• ing July 1, 1921, however, there was
a marked increase, the total that year
being 358, and for the years since the
failures have totaled, respectively, 397,
274, 915, 542, 573, 831, 484. and for
the fiscal year ending July 1, 1929. 551.
Over that period the ratio was about
! one national bank failure to every six
or seven State and private bank
The report_of the controller for 1930
(Continued on Page 2, Column 8.)
; Ban Issued After Charges of Rack
eteering and Terrorism by Au
thorized Killers.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, December 27.—The rab
binate, governing body of orthodox Jews
in Chicago, has declared a ban effec
tive Monday on poultry, and has or
dained that no fowl found in orthodox
Jewish markets shall be kosher after
that date.
The order was Issued in a fight
against the shochtim, authorized kill
ers of poultry under Jewish laws, some
of whom, it was charged, have violated
the holy laws of the talmud and have
defied the rabbinate by racketeering,
terrorism and other infractions.
A formal complaint was made by the
Kehilath, or the Union of Orthodox
Hebrew Congregations and the rab
binate, it was learned today, sat in
Judgment on the matter last Thursday.
The Jewish laws, it was cited, require
each shochet, or killer of poultry, to
appear once every 30 days before a
board of examiners so he may be tested
as to his obedience to the Mosaic law
in the killing of fowl. Each shochet's
knife is examined to see that It is In
perfect order, the schohtim. It was
charged, has ignored these duties. The
slugging of a schochet last week was
also charged.
The rabbinate ruled that any shochet,
l who kills poultry after Monday, would
i be forever barred from his profession.
i j Presidents of congregations ware asked
i to co-operate so that no shochet would
I be asked to kill during the period of
the boycott, ,
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l< j6J
Asserts “Commercialized So
licitation of Signatures on
Petitions” Is Practiced.
By the Associated Press.
Existence of a “lobbying racket,”
worked throughout the country by agi
tators for cash payment of veterans’
compensation certificates, was charged
today by Chairman Johnson of the
House Veterans’ Committee.
The South Dakota Republican said
"commercialized solicitation of citizens’
signatures on petitions to Congress” was
being extensively practiced.
"Here is a plain case of racketeering,’’
he added. “It is prospering, like several
previously exposed schemes, on Ameri
can sympathy with former soldiers.’’
Johnson cited about 1,000 petitions
bearing about 50 names each.
“The organization that got these out
required a cash tribute of 10 cents from
every person who signed,” he said.
"Starting on the West Coast, it worked
South and East, through Texas, to this
Capital. It advertised employment In
newspapers and offered each person re
sponding the opportunity to co-operate
In its scheme.
Pay |ls for 150 Petitions.
“Applicants accepting pay $75 for 150
petitions, or 50 cents each, with the un
derstanding that they circulate the pe- ,
tltions, charging 10 cents for every sig
nature secured for the 50 blank spaces.
The $5 realized on each petition is:
pocketed by the circulators or divided
with subordinates they in turn may em
ploy under any financial arrangement
they can make.”
“There are legitimate citizens who 1
honestly believe that the adjusted com
pensation certificates should be paid in
full,” Johnson added. "Os course, they
have the right to express their convic
tions to committees and individual
members of Congress; that is a right of
citizenship. My objection is to. the
Representative Patman, Democrat,
Texas, who received this group of peti
tions and forwarded them to the com
mittee, said he regarded them as lob
bying, but added:
“The fact that a citizen is willing to
pay to sign indicates genuine interest
in the legislation.”
Hawley Voices Opposition.
Opposition to the proposal was ex
pressed yesterday by Chairman Hawley
of the House Ways and Means Com
“I am standing by the American Le
gion Convention in Boston,” Hawley
said. "The matter was before the con
vention there and the Legion declined
to take action on it.
“We’ve been working with the Legion
all the way through, and so far it has
presented nothing of this nature.”
When asked whether a change in the
Legion’s attitude would modify his po
sition, Hawley said, "That is a ques
tion for the future.”
The Oregonian said he plans no
hearings by his committee on pending
bills for cash payments on certificates.
His committee would act in such meas
Meanwhile Representative Pish, Re
publican, New York, has started a drive
to get the American Legion on record
on his plan for a payment of one
fourth the face value of the certificates.
Pish said local chapters have already
unanimously Indorsed his measure and
National Comdr. O'Neil of Kansas has
been asked for his opinion.
Prepare for Loans.
Officials of the Veterans Bureau to
day were preparing for 250,000 appli
cations from former soldiers for loans
upon their adjusted service certificates,
which increase in value with the new
Approximately $18,000,000 is expected
to be handed to the quarter-million,
and during the year, the bureau pre
dicts $125,000,000 will be loaned upon
the certificates.
Two hundred and fifty employes are
being added to the bureau staff to care
for the rush in January, which is the
peak month. Seventy-five will work in
Washington, with the remainder in the
regional offices.
LONDON, December 27 (AP). —Burmese
dispatches to the Exchange Telegraph
Co. today said that 80 insurgents had
been slain in the Tharawaddy district,
where British light infantry, artillery
and machine gun units had been rushed
to quell disturbances which paralyzed
virtually the entire district over Christ
A government forest ranger and at
least four policemen have been killed
by the marauding Burmese insurgents,
while first-aid stations have treated 20
policemen for wounds. The disturbances
center about 70 miles north of Rangoon.
Controlled Clocks, Lights, Telephones and
Elevators From Room in Bancroft
Hall—All Is Quiet Now,
By the Associated Press.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., December 27.—A
midshipman who converted his quarters
into a conning tower from which he
controlled with wires clocks, lights, tele
phones and elevators, has resigned, and
life in Bancroft Hall, the dormitory at
the United States Naval Academy, has
returned to normal.
No longer do the corridor lights turn
from bright to dim. No longer does the
elevator, used by the privileged first
classmen, shoot to the fourth floor when
the third floor button is pressed and
then drop the seniors suddenly to the
basement. And no longer does the
timepiece of the departed student tick
in unison with the master clock on the
first floor.
Ceased During Cruise.
Mystery reigned in the walls of the
dormitory for a long time before the
secret of the queer wiring system was
discovered. Irregularities were daily
occurrences while the students were
| living in their quarters, but in the Sum
mer, during the regular cruises, they
Withdraws Offer to Help
Party Because of Lack
of Definite Program.
By the Associated Press.
Democratic leaders have not adopted
a program, said Senator Brookhart, Re
publican, lowa, today, which will induce
him to vote with them in organizing the
next Senate.
Brookhart had offered to vote with
the Democrats if’they would co-operate
to put an end to what he called “Mel
lonism.” The offer, made after the elec
tions, attracted considerable interest be
cause of the close line-Up in the next
Senate. He, and another Republican or
Farmer-Laborlte, could give control of
the Senate to the Democrats.
Announced No Program,
Brookhart said today the Democratic
party apparently has “the same sort of
leadership as the Republican party.” He
added he did not propose to “jump out
of the frying pan into the fire.”
“So far they have announced no pro
gram,” he said. “The Democratic party
seems to be wanting to avoid responsi
bility, and the country will not trust
any party that wants to do that.”
Brookhart said the much-talked-of
co-operation between the Republican
and Democratic parties “is simply bi
partisan Wall Street rule.”
Same Co-operation.
“It is the same we have had all along,”
he said. “Nearly all laws which are
oppressing the people today were passed
by this bi-partisan co-operation.
“Party regularity is the same proposi
tion in both parties. It places party
above country and I think is treason
to the country. Party policy should al
ways be subordinated to national policy.”
Lady Alexandra Metcalfe, Seriously
111 in London, Gains Strength
After Transfusion.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, December 27.—A stranger’s
blood has been used to save the life of
Lady Alexandra Metcalfe, wealthy
granddaughter of the late Levi Letter,
Chicago and Washington merchant.
Lady Alexandra has been seriously
ill for six weeks, but after the trans
fusion today was said to be gaining
strength. According to the custom in
British hospitals the donor of the blood
remains unidentified even to Lady Alex
andra, who has been kept in her bed
since the birth of twin daughters No
vember 14.
Lady Metcalfe is the daughter of the
late Lord and Lady Curzon, and is a
sister of Lady Cynthia Mosley, whose
husband is outstanding in British So
cialist politics.
Radio Programs on Page B-10 ,
The only evening paper
in Washington with the
Associated Press news
Yesterday’s Circulation, 109,214
G4 3 ) Mean* Associated Press. TWO CE^TS.
It all came to light as an Inspector
heard the click of an electric clock be
hind the door of the midshipman’s
room. Investigation led to the uncov
ering of a labyrinth of wires running
through one entire wing of the building.
Some extended to the floors above and
some to the floors below. A wire ran
from the clock to the master time
piece on the first floor.
Tapped Telephone Lines.
Others were attached to the lights
and some ran to the second floor, where
the telephones are located. House lines
were tapped and a receiver was found
hidden in a waste basket with con
venient clips to permit instant connec
tions and disconnections to the wires.
One of the lines tapped extended to the
outside world.
Called before the officials of the
school, the student, a sophomore, whoeie
name is withheld, was unable to give a
plausible explanation and was given to
understand he might resign.
His roommate was able to convince
the authorities he had played no part
in the eccentricities, but was given de
merits for failing to report the presence
of the laboratory.
Dedication of Memorial Early
in 1931 May Draw Cool
idge as Well.
President Hoover plans to go to Ohio
early in 1931 to dedicate the monu- ;
mental memorial to Warren Gamaliel j
Harding, late President of the United
States. Mr. Hoover hopes to be accom
panied by his predecessor in office, Cal
vin Coolidge, who succeeded Mr. Hard
ing in the presidency in 1923. Accord
ing to present arrangements, both
Messrs. Hoover and Coolidge will speak
at the dedicatory exercises in Marion
and honor the memory of the man of
whose administration each was a part
for two and a half years.
Thus is about to come to a happy
ending a controversy which has raged
ever since the completion of the $750,-
000 tomb erected to commemorate
Harding more than two years ago. For
various reasons, first Mr. Coolidge and
then Mr. Hoover declined to go to
Marion. Feeling has run high in Ohio
over their reluctance to do the honor at
the memorial. Resentment crystallized
last Fall, on the eve of the recent con
gressional elections, in formal action by
the Republican State Convention at Co
Wanted Nation's Leaders.
On the motion of Fred Warner, a
member of the State Central Commit
tee, the convention adopted a ringing
resolution declaring it to be the sense
of the Republican party of Ohio that
the Nation’s leaders—meaning, in par
ticuiar. President Hoover —had the sol
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Roared Up to 86 Miles an Hour Through Chicago Streets
Before Capture.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, December 27.—A shiny
red eight-cylinder automobile was stand
ing in front of the City Hall yesterday
at 1:86 p.m., when George B. Warner,
an elevated railway guard, off duty,
happened along.
George had nothing in particular to
do, so he hopped in and stepped on the
gas. Out of the Loop he roared at a
speed estimated by police at 60 miles an
hour. Brakes on other cars in the
crowded district shrieked to give him
Then he bore down a littll more on
the gas and shot the car to Glpnt Park
at 65. George then took to the lake
shore, increasing his speed as he went
along. Anally getting up to 86 ir»s an
1 hour, police said, missing pedestrims by
G. 0. P. Treasurer Denies
Latter’s Charge Money Was
to Fight Senators.
Norris Proposes Election Reform
Before New Liberal Party
Is Organized.
Joseph R. Nutt, treasurer of the Re
publican National Committee, today
jumped into the fray which has arisen
between National Committee offlclal
and the Nye Senate Campaign Investi
gating Committee.
In a statement bristling with indig-,
nation, the treasurer of the National
Committee demanded an apology from
Benator Nye of North Dakota for say
ing that a special fund set up by the
committee in the Commercial National
Bank was a "slush fund." Nye’s state
ment followed the recent revelation be
fore his committee that Robert H. Lucas,
executive director of the Republican Na
tional Committee, had pledged part of
this special fund as a guarantee for his
own personal note in the bank for
$4,000, part of which was used to send
campaign material to Nebraska to b?
used against Senator George W. Norris
last Fall.
Mr. Nutt in his statement, which was
dictated from Cleveland, his home, to
national committee headquarters here
today, declared that at the time Senator
Nye made his charges regarding the
special fund, the facts regarding this
fund were on file in public records at
the Capitol where the Senate Commit
tee was sitting.
Fund Was $5$.MO.
Mr.. Nutt said that the fund was a
$50,000 fund, not a $40,000 fund as
hitherto described before the Nye Com
mittee. He added that of this fund
only $32,000 had been expended during
the campaign. He listed that not a
dollar of the fund was used to oppose
any Senator. Senator Nye had implied
that the fund was set up to use secretly
against progressive Republican Senators
whom the administration did not care
to see re-elected.
The Republican national treasurer
said that every dollar of the $32,000
expended had been accounted for, and
that he was In possession of all the
cancelled checks covering the whole
amount, which was sent into II States
and congressional districts for use
solely in congressional campaigns.
"Although a detailed report regarding
expenditures from the special campaign
fund which I set up in the Commercial
National Bank in Washington during
the last campaign has been made to
the clerk of the House as required by
law,” said Mr. Nutt in his statement.
Resents Nye Statement.
"Chairman Nye of the Special In
vestigating Committee, has seen fit to
express his opinion that this was a
‘slush fund.’ I can not too strongly
resent this action of a Senator sitting
in almost a judicial capacity. The facts
regarding the disposition of this fund
were easily obtainable by Senator Nyc
i from public records on file in the
Capitol, where his committee has been
sitting, and certainly if he had desired
to proceed in fairness he would have
made no such statement to the news
paper correspondents without first mak
ing some investigation.
“Every dollar spent out of this fund
was spent in congressional races, and
not $1 of it was used to oppose any
Senator. The facts about it are very
| simple. Late in October we became
1 concerned about the congressional situa
tion and since we had advanced to the
I Congressional Campaign Committee the
: full quota allotted before the campaign
and we thought that additional monies
should be expended in certain congres
sional districts we’ set up a special fund
upon which both Robert H. Lucas,
executive director of the Republican
National Committee, and myself might
How Checks Were Drawn.
"The checks were drawn by Mr.
after full Consultation with Representa
tive Will R. Wood, chairman of the
Congressional Campaign Committee,
and they were sent into districts which
were designated by Mr. Wood and other
party leaders who were consulted from
time to time regarding the congressional
“Here are the facts about this fund.
On October 23, 1930, $40,000 was trans
ferred from my regular account in
Cleveland and placed in th? Commercia’
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DORTMUND, Germany, Decembe:
27 </P). —After years of labor at the
blast furnace of the Dortmunder Steel
Works, Robert Germann came to feel
a great affection for the furnace. To
day he told companion workers that it
seemed to be calling him. Later they
saw him jump into the white-hot
molten steel.
No motive beyond the fatal attraction
of the furnace could be ascribed to
the act.
inches. All the while he kept the auto
’ horn going.
By 6:30 p.m. practically the whole
Chicago police force was looking for
’ him, but he was always miles ahead of
, where he was last reported. Finally,
on his fourth stop for gas, the police
closed in on him.
“You are wanted,” they said, "for
1 breaking all the traffic laws there are,
1 for stealing that car, for smashing
> somebody’s running board, for being a
maniac, and for impersonating the Fire
Department of the city of Chicago. Do
you happen to know that you have been
burning up the pavement with the per
sonal car of Assistant Fire Marshal
Michael Buckley?"
George smiled.
“It’s a nice car,” he said. "If the
chief had kept it in better shape I’d
have stepped it up to 95.”

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