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Democratic Leaders Advance
Broad International and
National Programs.
By the Associated Press.
A broad and constructive program of
national and international policies has
been set forth by two Democratic lead
ers as the need for the United States
Gov. Albert C. Ritchie of Maryland
declared in a radio address last night
over the Columbia Broadcasting Sys
tem's network that the Hoover mora
torium had placed the United States in
international econorftlc and political
circles. He added that future action of
this Nation depended on the leadership
at the helm.
Senator Qordell Hull of Tennessee, in
a statement through the Democratic
National Committe, declared “the world
today, under American leadership over
the iast 10 years, is in a virtual state of
economic war."
"There can be no real progress,” he
continued, “toward confidence or per
manent trade recovery while retaliations
and bitter controversies rage. * * *
Calls Prosperity Myth.
“In a large sense we are now witness
ing the climax or culminating effects
of 10 vears of unsound economic pol- ;
icies of the Harding, Coolidge and Hoo- i
ver administrations. The slogan which |
they preached to all nations, that for
a country to isolate itself bv high tariffs
and the very minimum of trade rela
tions. would Insure domestic prosperity,
has now been proven to have been a
pure myth from the beginning.”
Gov. Ritchie also declared the isola
tion policy of recent administrations
had been brought to an end through
development in the world-wide eco
nomic situation and the American Gov
ernment's participation in European
affairs. He said the situation could
not be treated except with entangling
political conditions.
“We cannot escape consideration of
the future and the fate of other na
tions.” the Maryland Governor said,
“because their future and fate may in
volve our own. Whether we like it or
not, whether it is a departure from
American traditions or not. whether it
violates Washington’s warning against
the danger of entangling alliances or
not, the fact remains that we are in
the maelstrom of world economics. Our
era of isolation is over.”
Urges Clear Policy.
Ritchie said no one could say what
the consequences of the moratorium
would be, but added they would be
momentous. He predicted that when
the moratorium ended, the German
reparations would not be resumed on
the present basis and that the United
States -would have little opportunity
to collect European debt payments. He
urged that the United States meet the
situation with “wide-open eyes.”
“If we have our eyes shut to the
truth about prohibition, about the on
rushing business depression, about the
destruction of our export trade, about
buying wheat which we dare not sell,
about the duty of industry to its labor,
about the virtue of local government,
at least let us approach with wide-open
eyes the realities which are involved in
our entry upon the world's stage.
"We need not be alarmed about it.
We need not regard it as a bolt from
the blue. With the role we played in
the World War. with our boundless re
sources and our power, with the inter
dependence of nations in a complex
world, surely some measure of interna
tional leadership or participation is re
quired of us now, if only for our own
national security and economic good.”
Economic Peace Necessary.
In his statement Hull also said:
“Treatment of the effects only of the
existing panic by means of the mora
torium and other methods to aid Ger
many and Austria temporarily agalrwt
financial collapse and to improve tne
world business psychology, should as
soon as possible be followed by a broad
and constructive program of national
and international economic policies
dealing with the causes of the depres
sion. * * *
“World peace depends largely upon
the sort of economic policies maintained
by the important nations. Economic
control means military control when
ever undertaken. To establish military
peace we must first establish economic
peace, and this latter step is prerequisite
to extensive and permanent disarma
John W. Smith Cited for Extraor
dinary Heroism in Meuse-Ar
gonne Offensive.
The War Department has awarded
the Distinguished Service Cross to John
W. Smith of Aliquippa, Pa., former
private in Company G, 320th Infantry,
80th Division, for extraordinary heroism
in action during the Meuse-Argonne of
fensive September 26, 1918, when he
lead a small force of soldiers in an ad
vance which resulted in the capture of
several machine guns and a number of
The department also has awarded the
“Soldiers’ Medal” to Pvts. James W.
Palmer of Franklin County, Va.; Frank
R. Romps of Brooklyn. N. Y„ and Ed
ward J. Woodfire of Toronto. Canada,
of Battery A, 12th Coast Artillery, for
heroism in saving life arid property
when the Public Health Service boat
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I : II
From the Front Row
Reviews and News of Washington's Theaters.
Constance Bennett In
“The Common Law.”
THOSE Who back a few years
ago cried “Constance Bennett
is no actress! She's a clothes
model with a pretty face and
a smug expression,” had bet
ter take to sackcloth and ashes and
devote the rest of their lives to
pinching themselves. For in "The
Common Law.” which began what
should be a
Constanre Bennett.
prosperous ca
reer at R-K-O
Keiths yester
day, Miss Ben
nett plays her
role with many
of the graces of
one of our first
actresses, and
proves that with
or without fine
clothes her act
ing ability has
reached some
thing of a boil
ing point ( and
this is from
someone who, in
the late 1920’5,
groaned every
time she appeared on the screen,
but who now has started the sack
cloth process!).
Miss Bennett is not only lustrous,
silken and likeable in this film, she
is consistently charming, and this,
perhaps, helped by the engaging
performance which her leading man,
Joel McCrea contributes. Here may
; be seen love scenes which neither
I gush nor pant, which seem, in fact,
I humanly possible. The director,
Charles Rogers, has painted the
whole with great good taste, and the
result is that the well worn and oft
tried theme of "to marry or not to
marry” comes out again neatly dust
ed, polished and glittering with a
sly if sometimes slightly forced sense
of humor.
Another point that strikes the eye
is that Mr. Rogers has not enlarged
on our “real estate.” Houses are
not palaces: yachts are not ocean
liners: ball rooms are not Innards
of the Grand Central Station. When
a ball is given in a Parisian house
the dancers do not scuffle about with
a thousand others and smile at the
camera as they go by. and while the
pictures of the Beaux Arts ball are
gaudy and riotous, the scenes are not
exaggerated, if stories, photos and
whatnot haven’t lied heretofore.
It is, however. Miss Bennett's and
Mr. McCrea's picture, plus a short
pithy performance by Robert Wil
liams. Their dialogue is amusing,
and the way they conduct them
selves is amusing. Even in a brief
moment of "drahma" one's emotions
are not laid raw all over the place.
And in spite of the fact that Miss
Bennett couldn’t ever look like a
shabby model, and that Mr. Mc-
Crea's artist's smock is padded in
the shoulders and emblazened with
initials cn the chest (can you
imagine Whistler going around with
a large “W” embroidered on his
shirt), these minor discrepancies
take but little from the pleasing ef
fect of the whole.
You know the story—the lady with
the past falls in love with an ideal
istic artist who wants to marry her,
and then —well anyway don't miss
the first few scenes. Miss Bennett
in the "model” sequences is a satis
ZMusic and
Reviews and News of Capital s Programs.
Thousands Attend
Outdoor Festival Program.
LAST night’s festival at the
Sylvan Theater, given by the
Neighborhood House and as
sisted by the 13th Engineers
Band from Fort Humphreys,
Va., was a picturesque affair wit
nessed by several thousand on the
velvet-like slopes
. which roll high
and away from
the theater prop
er. An operetta
entitled ‘‘The
Feast of Si Ltog,”
was present*#
| which hafl fer its
| climax 3 iMAern
| procession stftiW
| ing at the mono
| ment and drifting
down toward and
I onto the stage. A
hundred or more
children took part
dressed in brightly
colored costumes
and slicing their
songs m clear If
Ruth Kaldenbach.
somewhat thin voices which were
unfortunately swallowed up by a
piano which had been loud-speakered
into'more or less thundering volume.
Even if, however, the first part
of the operetta was lost to the ear
it was amply made up for by its
consistently handsome aspect to the
eye—the children doing their parts
with a sly insouciance, and only an
occasional “Come on Girls!” echo
ing unsuspectingly through the over
' strong detection of the amplifiers.
Later on the voices became stronger
and the piano better modulated, and
the whole was loudly applauded by
the large audience attending.
As a beginning to the night's
festivities the Engineers Band, ably
conducted by Warrant Officer Lud
wig Seitz, played a group of inter
esting selections—although fluring
their rendition there were a series of
variegated sputterings which emena
ted from those same diabolic loud
speakers which played so much
havoc with the young voices shortly
afterward. Whether a piano as ac
companiment is desirable or not in a
spot of such large dimensions, cer
tainly if the microphone is placed
directly in front of it something
should be done to increase the
volume of the human voice. It is
a question If even a powerful
virtuoso such as John McCormack
could have made himself heard.
Two delightful dances, “Push the
Business On” and a "Scarf Dance,”
presented by the Tiny Tots Club and
the Jolly Juniors Club, were easily
one of the high spots of the eve
ning’s entertainment. These, it
Big Swimming Pool, Lots of Soap and Tons of Elbow
Grease Needed to Save World’s Biggest American Flag.
A good, patriotic wash tub of approxi
mately 75 feet in length and 40 feet in
width is wanted by the Post Office De
partment to give the world's largest
Star Spangled Banner a scrubbing.
The huge 90-pound flag, which hangs
from the ninth to the third floors of
the Post Office Building, has just about
reached the point where a bath is about
the only thing that will prolong its life.
For ll years it has been hanging in the
building's court for decorative purposes,
and it has reached such a condition
that dry cleaning or other modern
laundry methods would mean its de
Mrs. Alice B. Sanger, private custo
dian of the building’s flag collection,
said today that only pure soap and water
with careful handling can preserve the
flag, and, she suggested only way
lying eyefull (there’s a long “shot’
of her left or right kneecap) and al
though toward the end you wish it
was the beginning, there is little *
that would trouble you and little to
get mad about.
“The Secret Call,”
Good Story—Well Presented.
ELODRAMA of morality is made
vivid in "The Secret Call,”
which exploits a young actress, Peg
gy Shannon, at the Fox Theater.
The devices of the writer of thrill
stories are well preserved in this pro
duction, which, on the legitimate
stage, has been shown with the ad
vantage of the genius of David Be
lasco behind its successive scenes.
The story of politics that it unfolds
is subordinated to the task of de
fending the leputation of a woman
of prominence, with as many hair
breadth escapes and as numerous
a list of human touches as if it were
a story of the old frontier.
As a study of modern politics, it
is one of the best of the group that
has engaged the attention of play
wrights, the author of this piece
being William C. De Mllle. There
is none of the frothy defiance of
political dictators and the artificial
devices of those who have viewed
public affairs through glasses of
limited power is absent, but, with
the instinct of the dramatist, there
is presented a most attractive study
of the ruthless political leader who
overreaches and is compelled to view
the prospect of disaster brought
upon himself by his own traditional
methods. The outstanding interest
1s in the experiences of the daughter
of an associate of the dictator and
her share in the course of events
that follow the sacrifice of the as
sociate to political expediency.
It Is worth while to record the
fact that Peggy Shannon, with the
assistance of Richard Arlen, whose |
name already stands high in motion
pictures, is properly endowed to rise
in the film world. It would be un
fair to herald an actress as the suc
cessor of some other performer and
it Is to be recorded that Miss Shan
non comes not as a successor of any
other leader in the cinema world, but
in her own right as a promising de
pictor of human qualities. She is
equally at home In the comedy of
water sports, or in the role of a
telephone operator, who Is cleverly
playing a game ywith the fate of
other persons. At only one point
does she display crudeness, and that
is in the time of triumph, when
the expression is so exaggerated as
to spoil an excellent scene.
The show at the Fox is well bal
anced and contains many good fea
tures arranged under the general
title of Fancheon and Marco’s "Gol
den West” idea. The entertainers
are Harriet Hutchins, comedienne:
Allen Riker, Bee Ho Gray and com
pany. in cowboy entertaining: Chief
Eagle Feather, in Indian and tap
dancing: Valerie Wade, dancer, and
Jimmy Ames, singer. The orchestra
under A1 Mitchell and the organ
played by Bob Hamilton add their
A serial starts at the Fox, under
the name. “The Vanishing Legion,”
with a cast including Harry Carey,
Edwina Booth, Frankie Darrow. Rex.
the wild horse: William Desmond
and Phila McCullough. D. C. C.
seems, were presented at the egg
rolling celebrations at the White
House earlier in the year—and as
coached, trained and what not (as
was the remainder of the pageantry
and the drama) by Marie Moore
Forrest they were a splendid in
terlude and really much more.
The principal roles In the operetta
were handled in convincing fashion
by Ruth Kaldenbach. Nancy Nlckell,
Erna Jasper, Mary Nickel, Margaret
Koehler, Katherine Twlford and
Helen Hutten. The “flowers,’’ who
sat very primly and very attractively
in their flower-beds, were Gertrude
Poore, Doris Peterman, Lillian Miller,
Cora Johnson. Anna L. Nlckell. Julia
Lee, Margaret Johnson. Eileen
Tomardy, Sarah Moore, Alice Wise,
Lillian Snyder, Elsie Connor, Teresa
Hennessey, Mary A. Hayhoo and
Mildred Naylor. The silkmoths were
Dorothy Huth, Jenney Tucker, Rose
mary Tomardy, Elane St. Claire,
Katherine Poore. Katherine Hart,
Cora Nlckell, Hazel Johnson, Fran
ces Lowrey, Lillian Kendrick, Helen
Grivakos, Betty Hall, Ethel Jones,
Helen Schwanner, Margaret Keese
and Irene Penn.
Others who took part were Dorothy
Cohen, Mollie Cohen, Sarah Geppin,
Thelma Duck, Frances Hayslip. Eva
Laskln, Margaret Jasper, Agnes
Hodgkins, Thelma Hodgkins, Alice
Hennessey, Lucille Hart. Agnes Hen
nessey, Eloise Reed, Mabel Beavers,
Mary Gallagher, Ruth L. Bailey,
Margaret Barghausen, Christina
Schwanner, Mabel Beavers, Margaret
Caninen, Mary Carper, Antonia
Charuhas, Helen Hutten, Erna Jas
per, Mary Nlckell, Barbara Wilkin
sons, June Lookabaugh, Sylvia
Hornstein, Loralne Wilkinsons, Lillian
Hornsteln, Edgar Poore, Robert
Nlckell, Franklin Cole, Roy Bauman
and John Autrey Wolphrey.
In an effort to hasten action on the
railroads’ 15 per cent freight rate in
crease plea, the Interstate Commerce
Commission has announced that all
hearings will be held in August and
that the group directing the hearings
will be augmented by the addition of
Commissioners Porter and Eastman.
Previously orily Commissioners Lee,
Meyer and Lewis had been hearing the
The full schedule of hearings follows:
August 4, Portland, Me.; August 10,
Washington: August 12, Portland. Ore.;
August 17, San Francisco and Atlanta;
August 21, Dallas, Tex.; August 24, Salt
Lake City; August 26, Kansas City, Mo.,
and August 31, Chicago.
the huge banner can be given such a
bath would be to stretch it out in a
swimming pool*. The problem now is to
find a pool large enough to do the work.
As there is no appropriation to cover
the expense of the bath, the pool also
must volunteer its services.
Many pounds of soap and no less than
two tons of energy would also be
The flag was made in 1920 at a cost
of S3OO. It has two more years to hang
in the Post Oflßce Building's court be
fore it must be taken down to make
way for the building's wreckers. Plans
for the new Post Ofßce Building have
failed to provide a suitable place for
the big flag and, unless given a bath so
that it could be stored until other ex
hibition arrangements could be made
the flag is doomed for destruction.
Roosevelt and Smith Sur
rounded by Many Leaders
at West Hampton.
By the Associated Press.
WEST HAMPTON, N. Y., July 25.
A luncheon meeting of Gov. Roosevelt
and former Gov. Alfred E. Smith at
tracted various leaders of New York
State s Democracy to this section of
Long Island today.
The luncheon was arranged by D.
Basil O’Connor, law partner of Gov.
Among those invited were James A.
Farley, Democratic State chairman:
Secretary of State Edward J. Flynn
and several Judges 4 of the New York
Courts of Appeals.
Both Roosevelt and Smith went fish
ing here yesterday, but not together.
The Governor set out in a cabin
cruiser, while Mr. Siplth remained be
hind to make his catch from the
Hampton docks.
Farley has expressed himself as in
favor of Roosevelt for President. Smith
has not made known whether he will
run again. Mayor Cermak of Chicago,
after calling on Smith Thursday, said
he thought Smith was not a candidate
and he praised Roosevelt's attitude on
Anti-Saloon Official Says Views Are
Kept in Background.
By the Associated Press.
Charges that Gov. Franklin D. Roose
velt of New York and his sponsors for
the Democratic presidential nomination
were seeking to keep the Empire State
executive's anti-prohibition views in the
background were made today by Dr.
Arthur J. Barton.
Barton, chairman of the Executive
Committee of the Anti-Saloon League,
warned party leaders against entering
any antl-prohibltlonlst nominee in the
1932 campaign. He added that dry
Democrats in the South were under "no
delusion at all as to the fact that Mr.
Roosevelt is thoroughly wet.”
“If the lesson of 1928 has failed to
impress those who have usurped posi
tions of authority in the Democratic
party,” Barton continued, “it will be
necessary to give them another lesson
in 1932.”
Barton assailed Joseph S. Guffey, for
mer national committeeman from Penn
sylvania, for his prediction that 66 of
that State's 72 delegates to the national
convention would vote for Roosevelt.
He declared such pre-primary methods
were "utterly opposed to the ideals of
Questionnaires to Aid Commis
sion’s Study of Corporations
Filled and Returned.
The Federal Power Commission has
received returns on virtually all the
questionnaires distributed a short time
ago to the operators of the larger Gov
ernment licensed hydro-electric proj
ects, it was made known today.
The questionnaires were sent to 104
concerns and asked chiefly for the de
tails of their financial set-up and the
sort of State regulation, if any, under
which they operate.
The information is sought in order
that the commission may have a pic
ture of the status of its licensees, it
’ being the first time the information
ever was collected in this form.
In its study of the financial set-up of
power projects, the commission has ap
pointed Dr. Philip G. Wright as special
statistician to assist in the work of Dr.
Walter Splawn, who is going into the
intercorporate relationship of the
several concerns. Dr. Wright was with
the Tariff Commission as a special ex
pert from 1917 until 1922 and later
served on the staff of the Brookings
Institution. This study is to be com
pleted within four months.
Police Believe Rum Ring Marked
Victim as Informer Jfi Recent
Raids by XT. S. Agents.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, July 25 —John Baikova*,
22, reputed South Side alcohol cooker,
was slain yesterday in the bed room
of his home in the presence of his two
■ small children. He was stabbed In the
shoulder with an Ice pick and shot in
t’le neck.
Police, acting on the theory that he
had been killed because an alcohol ring
suspected him of turning Government
informer, raided a South Side case and
arrested Nick Lask, 39, alleged leader
of the ring. James Lask, 32, a brother,
also was taken into custody.
Balkovatz's body was found by his
bi other-in-law, George Leka. At Balko
vatz’s feet the two children, Richard. 3,
and Joseph, 2, sobbed hysterically.
Nearby lay his own fully loaded and
cocked snub-nosed revolver.
’ Mrs. Balkovatz, who was away from
home at the time, said her husband
, has been accused of "squealing” on the
; gang in recent Federal raids on the
. South Side because its members had
j not given him "co-operation” when he
I opened an alcohol plant recently.
i •
1 Police Recover Bichowsky Jewelry
Lost in Home.
A search by Detective J. J. Tolson
and Pvt. P. W. Nicholson* was rewarded
last night with the recovery of a $2,000
diamond brooch lost by Mrs. Russell F.
Bichowsky while entertaining friends in
her home at 3210 Macomb street.
The catch had slipped on the brooch
and It fell unnoticed near a window.
I Will Rogers
must have been an awful hot spell.
California papers
are printing their
own heat prostra
) If It hadn’t been
for Secretary Mel
| lon, Stlmson and
O. O. Mclntyre
, there wouldnt
1 have been an
American tourist
trade this Sum
mer. Financial
depression is so
bad that American millionaire polo
players are having to play on Amer
iCindidn’Utn°w 14 tm 1 was readln *
th-. statistics the other day, but the
1 Argentine Republic furnishes us over
■ go p« cent of our tanned hide* and
ilgolofc tOOßrtJtht, 1981. J
New Light Is Observed in
Sub-Arctic Sky.
A strange light spread over the sub-
Arctic sky at night has Just been re
ported to the British Royal Society by
Lord Rayleigh.
This meteorological phenomenon, ap
parently new to science, was observed
November 9 at 52 north latitude. The
light was diffused over the whole sky.
Spectroscopic examination showed that
it was of the same constitution as or
dinary night time sky light. But the
sky was very much brighter than usual
and the light remained at a constant
Intensity for several hours.
It was thought at first to be an
auroral effect. The spectrum, how
ever, failed to show the sharp green
line which is characteristic of the auro
ral light. Also the state of the earth’s
magnetism, closely associated with the
aurora borealis, was steady on this
night so that an auroral effect would
have been very Improbable. T. R. H.
(Copyright. 1931. by the North American
Newspaper Alliance, Inc.)
Writ Closing Free Span
Across Red River Is
By the Associated Press.
HOUSTON, Tex., July 25.—Federal
Judge T. M. Kennerly suspended tem
porarily today his injunction against
opening of the Red River Bridge be
tween Denison, Tex., and Durant, Okla.
The suspension is effective until August
3, at which time there will be a hear
ing on a supplemental motion to dissolve
the injunction permanently.
DURANT, Okla., July 25 UP).—Okla
homa National Guardsmen guarded the
north end of the Denison toll bridge over
Red River today while citizens awaited
the result of the signing by Gov. Ross
Sterling in Texas of a bill designed to
open a parallel free bridge barred to
traffic by Texas Rangers.
The bill, passed by the Texas Legis
lature to clear the way for Federal
Judge T. M. Kennerly of Houston, Tex.,
to dissolve an injunction preventing
travel on the free structure, was signed
by Gov. Sterling last night.
It would permit the Red River Bridge
Co., owner of the toll span, to sue Texas
on a contract with the State highway
commission for an amount not yet
made known.
Sidney Benbow, assistant attorney
general of Texas, said he would present
Judge Kennerly a motion today asking
that the Injunction be dissolved.
W. C. Lewis, assistant attorney gen
eral. asserted that no restraining order
by the court could affect the martial
law blockade.
Bored by their uninteresting "war,”
the Guards, called out by Gov. W. H.
Murray, made social contact with the
Rangers when Capt. Atkinson of the
Guard went across the river for a chat.
Gov. Murray announced he was in
formed the majority owners of the Red
River Toll Bridge at Gainesville. Tex.,
had decided not to oppose opening of
a free bridge there when approaches are
MUSKOGEE. Okla., July 25 VP).—
Judge Colin Neblett. who came here
from New Mexico to preside at a hear
ing in which the Red River Toll Bridge
Co. asked for a temporary injunction
restraining the State of Oklahoma from
maintaining a blockade of the toll
bridge between Durant, Okla., and
Denison, Tex., indicated today he would
grant the petition.
Campaign Started for 1932 Repub
lican and Democratic Ses
Chicago is to be an earnest bidder for
both the Republican and Democratic
National Conventions of 1932. The
Windy City's Chamber of Commerce,
backed up by Mayor Anton C. Cermak
and other officials, is already engaged in
a campaign to bring to Chicago these
Chicago has a new stadium, a huge
building, completed in 1929, capable of
seating 25,000 persons for a national
convention. It is in this building that
the political conventions would be
housed if Chicago were selected as the
convention city. The stadium has
housed on two occasions 30.000 per
sons attending conventions, it is said.
The building occupies a city block and
is almost square.
The Republican National Committee
will meet here next December to pick a
convention city and the Democratic
Committee holds a meeting for the
same purpose in December or January.
Riegel Appeals Action Dismissed
in Lower Courts—Declares
Charges Illegal.
Orders of the Public Utilities Com
mission of the District of Columbia, per
mitting certain public utility companies
here to require deposits in advance of
any service from some patrons while
others are served without preliminary
deposits, were challenged in the United
States Supreme Court today by E. C.
Riegel. He filed a petition asking a re
view of the action of the District Su
preme Court dismissing his complaint,
which was affirmed by the District Court
of Appeals.
In asking the highest court to pass
on the controversy Riegel stated it was
o& interest to practically every house
holder and business, especially “in
times of economic depression.”
The orders of the commission, under
which a public utility in the District is
permitted to exercise discretion in de
termining which of its applicants for
service shall be required to make a de
posit. constituted, he contended, un
lawful discrimination and extortion, as
serting that the act of Congress, under
which the Public Utilities Commission
acted, was aimed to prevent such dis
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Dispatches From Santiago
Indicate From 5 to 20
Casualties in Two Days.
By the Associated Press.
BUENOS AIRES, July 25.—Dispatches
today from Santiago, Chile, estimated
the number of casualties resulting from
anti-government demonstrations during
the last two days all the way from 5
to 20.
Newspapers reported it was Impossible
to establish the number accurately. The
situation was said to have quieted down
today, although in some quarters It was
feared additional outbreaks might occur.
President Ibanez called newspaper
editors together and announced the gov
ernment had dominated the troubles in
Santiago and expected to have the sit
uation in the rest of the country well
in hand before the day was over. Dis
patches to Buenos Aires interpreted this
as indicating there had been serious
disturbances elsewhere in Chile.
A cabinet meeting was scheduled at
which representatives of workers and of
students who barricaded themselves in
the main building of the University of
Chile were to be heard. The students
have demanded the resignation of the
Santiago advices said there was street
fighting last night in front of the Brit
ish Club and one of the principal
hotels, with two killed in each instance.
The barricaded students and police
exchanged shots. The heads of the
military police said today the students
fired first.
Government Turns to Aid for
Laboring Classes Following
Failure of Bevolt.
By the Associated Press.
BUENOS AIRES, July 25.—With
three provinces and three territories
under martial law today, the govern
ment announced it is planning a com
prehensive sch:me for the betterment of
the living conditions of the laboring
The decree of martial law affected
the provinces of Corrientes, Entre Rios
and Santa Fe. and the Territories of
Misiones. Formosa and Chaco. Corrien
tes. capital of the province of that
name, recently was the scene of an un
successful revolt by an Infantry regi
The government’s scheme to better
laborers’ living conditions entails the
creation of food and building co-opera
tives by the state.
Attention was directed to the fact that
a special committee was formed re
cently to draw up a plan to Insure sta
bility for public employes. This plan is
to be submitted before August 30, and
the government promised that if it is
favorable the project will be put in effect
as soon as Congress approves.
100 or Prize Winners at
Goldenberg’s Given Week End
Visit to Atlantic City.
Amid a hilarious send-off. the "Gold
enberg special" pulled out of Union
Station at 9:30 o’clock this morning for
Atlantic City, bearing toward a week
end vacation at the seaside resort a
hundred or more prize-winning salespeo
ple who helped make last month one
of the biggest Junes in the history
of the store.
For a month during long hot days
the trainload of week enders had
worked hard piling up big sale records
in a competition for which a free trip
to Atlantic City was the special in
Arriving at the resort the employes
will make the Grand Atlantic Hotel
their headquarters. Goldenberg's store
is footing all the bills.
The trip was sponsored by Arthur
Abbotts, general manager, and Leo
Baum, controller of the store. A free
trip was promised to the employes in
all departments who show’ed the big
gest sales increases during the month
of June.
Mrs. Jesse Meridith, personnel di
rector. and Harry Ohmeyer, one of the
executives of the store, are in direct
charge of the trip. The party will re
turn tomorrow.
Claude Harris, 47, in Hospital at
Harrisburg, Pa., Seri
ously 111.
Missing since he left Buffalo by train
last Saturday for his home here. Claude
Harris, 47. Eastern sales manager foi
the Van Camp Sea Food Co., was lo
cated by his wife last night in a Harris
burg, Pa., hospital, after she had spent
almost a week of telephoning police,
hotels and hospitals along the route.
Mr. Harris is seriously ill from bron
chitis and asthma superinduced by gas
poisoning suffered during the war. He
probably will be confined to the hospital
for some time. Doctors were confident,
however, that he would recover.
He had left the train at tly Pennsyl
vania city when he suffered? an attack
and his weakened condition prevented
doctors from learning his identity for
several days, Mrs. Harris said. Police
were notified and co-operated with
agents of the Pennsylvania Railroad in
a general search. Mrs. Harris per
sonally had telephoned officials in every
town where the train stopped while en
route to Washington.
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I Kills Two
Reputed Fort Wayne, Ind., bootlegger,
who shot and killed two Federal prohi
bition agents in an attempt to escape
from the trap they had made for him,
July 23. Adams was caught driving a
liquor truck by four would-be captors.
He shot It out with them, killing two,
then escaping, although wounded. Fort
Wayne police found him some hour*
later as he drove up to the home of
Frank V. Kenierski. Adams was placed
in the Allen County Jail.—A. P. Photo.
Catholic Bishop of Vera Cruz
Orders Priests to Remain.
Appeals to Rubio.
By the Associated Press.
JALAPA, Mexico. July 25. —The con
troversy between the Catholic Church
and the state reached a crisis today
when church officials Informed Gov.
Adalberto Tejeda they could not obey
the recently enacted state religious law.
The law limits to 13 the number of
priests who may carry out the duties of
their office for a population of about
Under orders from the Bishop of
Vera Cruz, priests remained in their
churches. The governor recently threat
ened to reject them, setting today as
the last day on which they would be
allowed to stay. ,
Ordered List of 13.
In a circular letter to members of the
clergy a few days ago the governor or
dered that a list of the 13 priests se
lected by the church be submitted to
The controversy was heightened by
the disappearance yesterday of Fathei
Jc»e Maria Cervantes Garduno, who is
declared to have been kidnaped and
expelled from the state.
Appeals to Rnbio.
Mgr. Rafael Guizar Valencia, Bishop
of Vera Cruz, has appealed to President
Ortiz Rubio to intervene.
About 10 days ago Father Danie
Mesa disappeared from Jalapa and latei
arrived at Puebla, saying he had beer
abducted and expelled from Vera Cruz
Father Vicente Orozco, in charge o:
the cathedral at Panuco, returned t<
his post yesterday on orders from tb»
bishop. He had left on Instruction!
from the mayor.
The governor has forbidden street
demonstrations by Catholics or anti-
Barkley Association Meets.
A number of Washington member:
and friends of the Barkley family ar<
| expected to attend the annual meetinj
: of the Robert Barkley Historical Asso
| elation at Charlotte. N. C., Wednesday
Senator Barkley of Kentucky has beer
invited to address the session.
i John Burton of Helensburgh, Scot
: land, is retiring as railway engineei
after 53 years of service without ar
accident, and he and his father have s
record of 103 years on Scottish lines.
Although Now Closed During Reconstruction
Remain* Open for Those Going to and From
Either via 15th and H Sts. N. E. or via
South Dahota Ave. From Rhode Island Ave.
Simply Say "Fart Lincoln Camatory" to tha Go aula.
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WORK FOR 245100
Eighty Employment Offices
Speed Work Under John
Constantly reiterating the urgent
orders to all sections of the organiza
tion to "find jobs,” John R. Alpine, ap
pointed three months ago tA expand
and correlate the United States Em
ployment Service, said today that by
careful count, 245.000 unemployed per
sons have been placed in employment.
The period covered in this report is
15 days short of three months, so It
is estimated that something more than
a quarter of a million placements have
; been made in the first three months.
: During this same period the work of
expansion was being pushed, so that
now there are State directors and as
sistant directors in every State and a
total of 80 offices In operation. This
number is to be still further enlarged,
though what the total number even
'• tually will be Is not being estimated
* today.
Secretary Doak Helps.
a Secretary of Labor Doak has given
s the reorganization and expansion
>' scheme first attention, and the achieve-
X ments thus far'have been the result of
g close teamwork and co-operation be
s tween Doak and Alpine.
a Alpine, ranking as director general
, and special assistant to the Secretary,
said he believed the expanded service
during the Fall and Winter would make
“a real impression” on the unemploy
ment situation, but conceded frankly
that it will be Impossible to go beyond
finding jobs that are to be had—Jobs
cannot be made or forced into existence
) ■ through an employment service.
There has been, it is learned, a lot
V of slaughter of customary governmental
/ red tape. Alpine has been trained In
a school that compels delivery of re
sults. For a time he was acting presi
dent of the American Federation of
Z Labor and for several years was one of
its vice presidents.
“Our most effective work at this
time,” Alpine said, “is in the agricul
tural districts. In those large areas a
great deal is being done to systematise
the flow of seasonal labor, not only to
find the work and bring men to the
work, but to prevent too many men
from gathering at any one place of em
* ployment.”
y Agencies Co-ordinate.
Throughout the country every effort
y Is being made to bring about close co
'■ operation between the Federal service
f and State and municipal free employ
* ment services.
t Another important development cams
out of the Department of Labor this
'* week. Secretary Doak, in a signed ar
r tide written by him especially for labor
* newspapers and which will be published
s generally next week, takes notice of the
e criticisms made of his policy regarding
deportations. He declares that “the
humanities” have been and will be ob
served in administering the immigration
e laws, and that In every case the “tradi
- tlons” of this Government will be ob
- served.
o Unquestionably this will be accepted
as the Secretary's answer to critics who
y have asserted he is sending deportees
r ‘ back to be shot” or “back to be bung”
U for political opinions that differ from
“ those of the powers in control of cer
tain nations to which deportations have
been ordered, but not consummated.
Secretary Doak admits that
P might be made, but he declares they
axe not made consciously and that they
. are rectified when discovered. He em
phasizes his determination to push da
„ portation cases where illegal entry or
illegal domicile is proved, but he seems
; striving to make clear that viciousneas,
such as has been charged, is no part
" of present official policy.
IS (Copyright, 1*31.)
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