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Charges Governor Illegal In
oumDent and State’s
Worst Executive.
By the Associated Press.
NEW ORLEANS, July 25. —United
States Senator Edwin S. Broussard
charged today that Huey P. Long was
violating the law by serving as Gov
ernor and that he was the worst Gov
ernor Louisiana ever had.
The Senator declared when Gov.
Long filed his credentials of elec
tion with the United States Senate he
became a Senator on last March 4 and
forfeited his right to serve as Gov
ernor. He also charged Gov. Long was
not content to be Governor, Senator
and a member of the State and Dem
ocratic National Committees at the
same time, but was attempting to name
a slate of State officers to be dominated
by him.
The Senator's statement, issued from
his home at New Iberia, was regarded
by political observers as the first open
and definite split between Senator
Broussard and Gov. Long.
Calls Service Worst.
"We find him doing worse than has
ever been done by any predecessor.”
said the Senators statement. "And
all the power and influence vested in
a Governor for the public good mis
used to elect himself to the Senate of
the United States, yet is not satisfied.
"Although he has filed his own cre
dentials of election with the United
States Senate prior to March 4, 1931,
and consequently became a United
States Senator on March 4, 1931, in
violation of the State constitution of
Louisiana, providing that he cannot be
Governor and Senator at the same time,
he persists in illegally discharging the
duties of Governor.
Charges Patronage.
"Senator Long not only wants to hold
the Governorship, but he is now con
spiring to elect a State ticket that will
be controlled by him by wire from
Washington, if elected. He insists he
must have State officials for the next
four years w f ho are his tools. The
people's free expression of this matter,
he thinks must be controlled by pat
ronage and waste of public funds."
The Senator concluded by asking the
voters to vote against the Long-in
dorsed candidates.
From the new Governor's mansion
at Baton Rouge, Gov. Long said
he was not in politics at this time as
he was too busy getting over his SIOO,-
000,000 program of public improve
Maryland Youth Breaks Limb in
Swimming Pool—Death Fol
lows Amputation.
Bpeeial Dispatch to The Star.
LONACONING, Md., July 25.—Roy,
12-year-old son of Albert Stevenson
and the late Flora McFarlane Steven
son. died yesterday at Memorial Hos
pital, Cumberland, following amputa
tion of his left arm at the shoulder.
He struck the bottom of the pool In
Seldom Seen Run while diving from
the bank and the arm was fractured in
three places, the bone protruding from
the elbow and the hand. Gangrene de
veloped and the youth was removed to
the hospital Thursday afternoon, and
later in the day the arm was ampu
tated by Dr. William A. Grade.
Arlington Voters Will Get Two
Opportunities to Meet Office
8r a Staff Corre.'pondent of The Star.
CLARENDON, Va„ July 25—Two
opportunities will be presented the
voters of Arlington County during the
coming week to hear the two Demo
cratic candidates for the State Senate
—Charles T. Jesse of Arlingtop County
and John W. Rust of Fairfax County.
The first opportunity will be provided
Tuesday afternoon by the Organized
Women Voters of Arlington County at
a meeting to be held at the Lyon Park
Community House. Following an Ex
ecutive Committee meeting at 15:30
o’clock and a luncheon at 1 o’clock,
the candidates will be given the after
noon in which to present their dews
and platforms.
Friday night there will be a mass
meeting in the auditorium of the
Cherrydale Firemen's Hall for the same
purpose. The meeting will be under
the auspices of the Cherrydale Citizens'
Association. According to Julian D.
Simpson, president of the association,
the meeting will be open to any per
aons in the county who wish to attend.
Records in the office of the county
clerk today showed that 24 persons
have actually filed notice of their can
didacy for the five places on the new
county board. There were approxi
mately 10 other persons who had an
nounced their candidacy. The latest
to file as an independent is William
Friess of Clarendon, who was elimin
ated at the Republican county primary
last night.
PROMISE OF $250,000
Former Wife of Consular Officer
Seeks to Recover Part of
SBOO,OOO Given Him.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, July 25—Upon his re
newed promise to repay her $250,000,
Mrs. Virginia Harrison Gross today
withdrew her application to have her
former husband, Christian Gross of
Chicago, in the American Consular
Service in Ottawa, fined SIO,OOO for
contempt of court.
Last May Mrs. Gross, daughter of a
former governor general of the Philip
pines. told of having turned over SBOO,-
000 to her husband in an effort to in
duce him not to abandon her. Supreme
Court Justice Peter Schmuck thereupon
ordered him to repay $250,000 of that
amount, in accordance with a written
agreement which Mrs. Gsoss said he
had made w> that effect after their
When payment was not made in the
time stipulated by Justice Schmuck,
Mrs. Gross filed the contempt applica
Britons are acquiring the "sody
pop” habit to such an extent that a
school has been opened In London for
of soda fountain dispensers.
AM>. these trained attendants «re learn
ing the delicate are of watte baking.
National President Returns
to Capital After Voyage
and Battlefield our-
Mrs. George G. Seibold Says
Spot Most Sacred to Her
Was Where Son Died.
Heading a delegation of 148 Amer
■ lean Gold Star Mothers who visited
I battelflelds and cemeteries In Europe,
! where American soldiers rest, Mrs.
I George Gordon Seibold, of this city, na
| tlonal president of the American Gold
1; Star Mothers, has Just returned home.
Mrs. Seibold, who was accompanied j
; by her husband On the trip, said “of all
the places in France, an unknown spot
somewhere near Bapaume, was to me
' the most sacred, for It was there, fight
' ing 5,000 feet above the earth, for you
l and me and all humanity, that my brave
boy. Lieut. George Vaughn Seibold,
[ ,148th U. S. Aero Squadron, gave his
1 all. I stopped for a brief period near
[ the location of the fight in which my
boy was shot down and killed."
Wreaths Cast Into Sea.
Mrs. Seibold was all praise for the
’ treatment afforded the American Gold
Star Mothers on the trip. She related
: the entertainment for them in New
York before sailing early In June. In
midocean two Impressive ceremonies
[ took place—the casting of wreaths In
memory of those who were lost there
during the World War and later the de
positing of a wreath In the name of the
| Veterans of Foreign Wars of Hoboken,
N. J. After touching at Queenstown.
’ Ireland, and Plymouth, England, the
ship finally docked at Cherbourg, Mrs.
Seibold said. there, the
motheis. escorted bv Capt. Frank Burns,
Infantry, went to Paris and stopped at
the Hotel d'lena, near the American
1 Held Rites at Arc de Triomphe.
Mrs. Seibold told of exercises con
, ducted at the Arc de Triomphe. beneath
■ which the Unknown Soldier of Prance
rests. An official wreath was placed on
the tomb by one of the mothers, who
■J was followed by Mrs. Seibold, as na-
I tional president of the American Gold
Star Mothers, to place the only gold star
i on the tomb. She later was welcomed by
■ Ambassador Page. There also were
sightseeing trips about Paris.
Mrs. Seibold told of trips to various
l cemeteries in France where flowers were
placed on the graves of sons of those in
the party. She told of an interesting
hour spent at the spot where the Armi
stice was signed. Lille, Cambria. Can
tigny and other historical places were
visited, she added, while on the way
to Amiens.
The trip was not without a serious
incident, Mrs. Seibold said, in which
she and her husband, while riding on
a front seat of a bus on the way to
Amiens, when a small car. containing
. four persons was crushed by the bus.
1 The four persons were killed. Mr. and
Mrs. Seibold narrowly escaped injury
when they were showered with glass.
Mrs. Seibold was cut beneath the left
Visited Exposition.
Mrs. Seibold said the great number
of cemeteries in the Somme sector.
1 numerous French. British and German
1 cemeteries dotting the countryside was
remarkable. She said only one Amer
ican cemetery < Somme i has been es
tablished in this region. She also
' visited the Colonial Exposition, where
the replica of Mount Vernon attracted
considerable attention. Gen. William
Horton of Washington, a member of
the American Exposition Commission,
greeted the mothers.
Art galleries, the tomb of Napeleon
and Versailles, where the treaty of
peace was signed by President Wilson,
engaged their attention during one day
of the trip. „
The Gold Star Mothers of the Dis
trict gathered at the home of Mrs.
Seibold last Tuesday to welcome her.
The chaplain. Mrs. Etta Nash, offered
prayer, and Mrs. Carlysle M. Gordon
■ read a report on the last meeting. Mrs.
R. E. Jacobs led in the pledge of al
legiance to the flag.
Invitations were accepted from Col.
H. N. Cootes, commander of Fort Myer.
1 to attend the exhibition of the Citizens'
Military Training Camp on July 28,
when a trophy will be presented by the
mothers for excellence in citizenship.
Four New Members Listed.
Four new members were enrolled as
follows: Mrs. Edmonia Lee Beatty of
Bluemont. Va„ mother of Russell T.
' Beatty, of Company E, 319th Infantry,
who died of wounds in action October
■ 3, 1918; Mrs. Kate Roberts of Hart
line, Wash., mother of Walter E. Rob
erts, of Company I. 16th Infantry, who
' was killed in action January 20, 1918;
’ Mrs. Emma Hawkins of Finger Butte,
Mont., mother of John Newman, un
j located, missing In action near Verdun
September 30. 1918, in Company A,
1 138th Infantry. 35th Division, and Mrs.
; Lois Emma Templeton of Seattle,
1 Wash., mother of James A. Templeton,
j of 109th Infantry, 28th Division, who
died of wounds in action December 1,
• 1918.
The American Gold Star Mothers are
’ planning to participate in the York
town Sesquicentennial in October and
5 i:\ the George Washington Bicenten
; nial celebration in 1932.
’ Prominent Prince William County
Girl Wed to Long Island
Special Dispatch to The Star.
I DUMFRIES. Va.. July 25.—MLss Con
stance Waters, popular member of the
younger set of Prtnce William County,
and Mr. Roland Malcolm Tardiff of
Long Island, N. Y., were united in mar
riage Saturday night at the home of the
, bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Alexander Waters, with Rev. A. H.
' Shumate, pastor of the Dumfries Metho
dist Episcopal Church, performing the
' ceremony.
The bride, wearing a chiffon ensemble
with accessories to match, and carrying
a bouquet of sweetheart roses, was at
tended by her cousin. Miss Rose Rat
cliffe of Manassas, who wore peach
coloied chiffon and carried Pernet
roses. Mr. Leon Ratcltffe Waters of
• Culpeper, brother of the bride, was best
f -ran. The wedding music was played
. by Mrs. George Francis Waters. Fol
lowing the ceremony a buffet supper
‘ was served, after which the couple left
r for a trip to Washington, Norfolk, Vir
r glnia Beach, and Newark, N. J., where
they will make their home.
The guests included the groom’s
i mother, Mrs. Marie Tardiff of Long
. Island; Mr. and Mrs. G. Raymond Rat
- cliffe of Manassas, and a few close
. friends of the bride from Prince Wil
» liam. Fairfax, Loudoun, Fauquier Coun
i ties, and Washington, D. C. '
t • .
; Post and Gatty at Chicago.
: CHICAGO, July 25 (A*).— Wiley Post
and Harold Gatty, round-the-world
! flyers, arrived at Fort Airport today
, from Cleveland and were met by a Re
■ ceptlon Committee of the American
Legion and escorted to luncheon.
It has been a century since the reaper
Invented by Cyrus McCormick and nis
I father was flnt successfully tried—in
l the Valley of Virginia, July 25. I*31 —
an Invention that revolutionized meth
ods of farming.
Washington Only One Among
Largest 250 Operating
Without Indebtedness.
Washington is the only city In the
country that is operating on a stricth
cash, pay-as-you-go basis, with not one
| cent oi the revenue leaking out in in
terest charges on municipal debts, ac
cording to the comparative financial
statistics of 250 cities having a popu
lation of 30.000 or more for the year
1929. announced yesterday by the U. S
Census Bureau. The other 249 cities
paid In 1929 a g.and total of $365,-
691.000 in interest on municipal in
This is further official Government
confirmation of the statement made by
the U. S. Bureau of Efficiency, in its
last, report on fiscal relation*, which
said: "It is evident that most of the
other cities are living beyond their in
come and running into debt in order
to undertake extensive programs of
public improvement. On the other
hand. Washington is living strictly
within its income and has no bonded
Per Capita Cost High.
Washington, in 1929, paid for opera
! tion and maintenance of general de-
I partments $29,337,000 and for operation
and maintenance of public service en
terprises $1,050,000, making the total
cost for operation and maintenance
$30,387,000. This was a per capita
cost of $63.19 as compared with $60.49
in 1928 and $27.77 in 1917. This per
capita was higher than the average of
$55.69 for all the 250 cities, and higher
than the per capita of $51.93 in Chi
cago, S6O 91 in Philadelphia, $46 46 in
St. Louis. $49.20 in Baltimore. SSB 91
In San Francisco and $56.89 in Mil
waukee—all of which have a larger
population than Washington.
The outlay for permanent improve
ments here in 1929 w’&s $8,889,000.
Washington had no net debt, while
the net debt per capita in New York
had increased from $219 51 in 1928 to
$226.33. In Chicago the per capita debt
| had decreased slightly from $93.27 in
1928 to $92.04 in 1929. In Philadelphia
the per capita debt increased from
$215.13 in 1928 to $224.67 in 1929, In
Detroit the per capita debt, decreased
from $169.58 in 1928 to $166.45 in 1929.
In Los Angeles the per capita debt de
creased from $188.57 in 1928 to $lB4 76
In 1929. In Cleveland the per capita
debt increased more than $lO from
$144.59 In 1928 to $154.95 in 1929. In
St. Louis the per capita debt increased
from $48.76 in 1928 to $57.29 in 1929.
In Baltimore the per capita debt in
creased from $174.40 in 1928 to $186.27
in 1929. In Boston it increased from
$133.95 to $135.66.
Other Cities Cited.
In other cities in the same group
with Washington, comparable in size,
the net debt per capita was: Minne
apolis, $11.22; New Orleans, $148.12;
Cincinnati. $181.86; Newark. $212.87;
Kansas City, $121.06; Seattle. $222.03;
.Indianapolis. $95.56; Rochester, N. Y.,
$144.57; Jersey City, $222.57, and in
Louisville, $81.58.
In the group of 13 cities with a
larger population than Washington the
net debt in 1929 increased in each and
every city, the largest increase being
$69,434,000 in New York and the small
est $1,522,000 in Boston. In the 10
other cities in the same population
group with Washington Minneapolis
and Louisville, Ky.. were the only ones
that showed any reduction In the net
debt, while Newark, N. J., led the group
with an increase of $9,532,000 in the
net debt.
Total indebtedness of the cities in
1929 was $6,130,189,000. an increase
over the previous year of $304,017,000.
Virginia State Prohibition Officer
Continues Drive Against Manu
facture in Prince William.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
DUMFRIES, Va.. July 25—Continu
ing his drive to eliminate the manu
facture of ardent spirits in Prince Wil
liam County, State Prohibition Inspec
tor M. A. Lynch, yesterday seized and
destroyed a 100-gallon capacity still
and 1,700 gallons of mesh, in the forest
belpw Independent Hill.
No arrests were made as the two men
operating the still w-ere warned of the
approach of the officer in time to make
their getaway, but not in time to pre
vent recognition.
It is expected that , the illicit manu
facturers will be apprehended In short
order and lodged in the county Jail at
Manassas to await trial in the October
term of court.
OUUIIU puuiiu JA/UV/J.
The best way to
avoid the
Heat Wave
fff —in the kitchen is to take the
family for a pleasant driye into
the country and dine at one of the excellent eating places
listed under classification—
Where to Motor and Dine
Turn to the Automobile Section, Part 4, Page 4,
and refer to the map and advertisements in planning
your trip.
Masani Nagata, Japanese
Ranch Foreman, Modest
in Beating Scientists.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
BRAWLEY, Calif., July 35 (NA.N.A.).
—Masani Nagata, Japanese farmer
astronomer, who scooped the scientific
world last week when he discovered a
new and hitherto unreported comet
with a 4-foot telescope planted on a
tripod out in his vegetable garden, sat
In the shade of an arrowweed ramada
adjoining his little ranch house today
and disclaimed any credit for the fame
that suddenly has been vhrust upon him.
He first saw the new comet at 8:15
o'clock on the evening of July 15. He
recognized the bright speck nestling
close to the Planet Neptune as an un
charted comet. It attracted his atten
tion because it was traveling in the
wrong direction. Other comets passing
across the sky during June and July
move toward the south. The new
comet was moving northeast. It was
this fact which caused him to send a
telegram to the Mount Wilson Observa
tory. at Pasadena, calling attention to
the unusual phenomenon.
Astronomy Is Hobby.
Astronomy is merely a hobby with
Nagata. His occupation is that of
ranch foreman. He superintends the
raising of lettuce and cantaloupes for
Sears Bros, on the George Butters
Ranch. 12 miles northeast of Brawley.
He speaks excellent English, and also
reads it. He studies astronomy in two
languages. His library, which consists
of a rough table piled high with books
and magazines, contains the works of
both Japanese and American scientists.
His interest in the stars dates back
to his bovhood days in Japan, when his
father, without the aid of any instru
ments, pointed out the visible constel
lations in the heavens overhead. As
a lad he was interested, but gave no
serious thought to the study of astron-
I cmy until 10 years ago, after he had
moved to Imperial Valley for his
i health. , , ,
His first investment in astronomical
equipment was one of those $3.99 tele
scopes featured in the mall order cata
logues a few years ago. It was the
enlarged vision of the moon and other
solar phenomena disclosed through
this cheap telescope which aroused his
Interest to the point that he began to
save his money for the purchase of
* i more elaborate equipment.
Telescope Is Three-Inch.
' J The telescope with which he discov
ered the new comet has a three-inch
lens. Recently he purchased the glass
for a nine-inch lens. He plans to grind
it down himself and is looking forward
to the time when he can penetrate
deeper into the mysteries of the uni
The greater part of his knowledge of
; astronomy and ether scientific subjects
was gained during long hours of study,
with nothing more than a coal-oil lan
tern for lighting purposes. More re
i cently he has installed a small elec
trical plant at his ranch headquarters.
J He has a homemade rain gauge and
keeps temperature readings charted
daily—merely as a pastime.
Nagata is 42 years of age and has
been in the United States since 1907.
He has had little schooling and none
lin the United States. But he is of a
| studious nature and has acquired a
i broad general knowledge of the sciences,
i His main limitation has been his lack
i of mathematics and he points to this
| fact as one of the reasons why he is
i entitled to only a very modest place
iin the scientific world. Modesty is One
of his outstanding characteristics.
He was puzzled to know why inter
i viewers and news photographers be
sieged his little ranch house today. He
had not even read the newspapers car
rying the announcement cf his discov
ery. But he received them with ail
the courtesy of a well bred Japanese
and discussed his pet subject in terms
of the layman rather than the scientist.
(Copyright. 1931. by the North American
Newspaper Alliance. Inc.i
Virginia Commission Suggests
Apple Company Replace Fish
Killed by Ammonia.
Special Dispatch to The Star,
j WINCHESTER, Va., July 25.—A
criminal warrant charging Virginia Ap
ple Storage, Inc., with polluting a
stream near here, resulting in the death
of more than 100.000 young yellow’
perch, was ordered dismissed today by
the State Game and Inland Fisheries
The commission made a proposition
to officials of the storage company to
replace the fish, and this is being con
sidered. It was said the fish had a
money value of around $5,000. They
had been placed in a large pool for
storage and were to have been dis
tributed in streams of Northern Vir
| ginia. Officials of the apple storage
! company said an ammonia pipe sprung
: a leak and that the stream, flowing
| through the pool, became polluted be-
I fore they knew it.
Large quantities of the fish died be-
I fore the w’ater could be diluted suf
[ ficiently to counteract effects of the
, 1 ammonia. Maj. A. Willis Robertson,
chairman of the commission, and Dis
trict Supervisor Fletcher made the pro
posal of replacement to the storage
company officials.
West Virginia Mine Company Told
Plan Is Inhuman.
NEW YORK. July 25 (/P).— Eight
leaders of religious organizations, head
i ed by Bishop Francis J. McConnell.
■ president of the Federal Council of
i Churches, today sent telegrams to the
Paisley Valley Camp Coal Co. at Ward,
W. Va., protesting the scheduled evic
tion on Monday of 90 miners from
: company houses.
The message said: “The eviction of
these miners seems to be both inhuman
and against sound public policy.”
From the Front Row
l ■ 11 I —■■■■"
Reviews and News of Washington s Theaters.
Mias Boardman and Mr. Lnkas
In Strong Flay at Palace.
Eleanor boardman again
in a strong dramatic role, to
which she gives the best of
her talent, and Paul Lukas
in the even more difficult
task of making the idle and irre
sponsible artist an exhibit of flesh
and blood, lead the cast of “Women
Love Once," which is offered on the
screen at the
Eleanor Boardman.
Palace. It is a
pleasure to see
these two actors
in a play of the
atrical Interest,
which has al
ready had its
place on the stage
with the more ef
fective title,
"Daddy’s Gone a
Hunting.” It is
conceivable that
Mr. Lukas might
have been better
cast, for he is es
sentially a man
of action and the
erring husband in
“Women Love
Once” presents a too thoughtful part
to be adapted to the qualities of this
excellent actor. Yet he puts force
into those stronger scenes in which
he reveals the qualities of loyalty
that are really inconsistent with his
place in the plot.
There Is no reason to doubt that
real life presents instances that are
parallel to the story in this play—
the picture of the wife who feels
confident that the husband, having
forfeited hope of forgiveness, will
return to make her happy. Human
qualities are such, however, that
many may be Inclined to doubt that
anything could remain but the shell
of character after a life of immo
rality. The same doubt exists in
endeavoring to find consistency in
the author's portrayal of the men.
Yet here is the story and the family
is reunited. An emotional feature
is the devotion of both parents to
their child and the pathetic death
of the girl. This part is played with
skill by Marlyn Knowlden, adding
one more child role to the screen.
Others who contribute to the story
are Juliette Compton and Geoffrey
The customary products of the
artist are found in the setting of the
stage presentation at the Palace,
while the Chester Hale Girls give a
well drilled series of performances.
The Individual acts of singing, danc
ing and comedy are supplied by
Eddy Conrad and Marlon Eddy.
Gold and Raye. and Harrison and
Fisher. They are all good. Car
toons. traveltalks. selections by the
orchestra, a film devoted to Bee
thoven in the Music Masters' Series
and a newsreel complete the pro
gram. , D. C. C.
"Confessions of a Co-Ed"
Draws Crowds to Earle.
r pHE “anonymous college girl" who
A revealed her past as a co-ed at
a university might as well have
saved herself the trouble. For her
"confessions" —as portrayed In a
film version. "Confessions of a Co-
Ed." which opened yesterday before
a much-excited audience at the
Earle—are a pale form of entertain
ment and certainly neither so bois- j
terous nor so believable as to bring
about much sympathy from the
casual observer.
Not having been privileged, or
otherwise, to see what goe*. on on a
State university campus, it is per- ]
haps unfair to say that this story is
not true. Perhaps it is. Perhaps it
isn't as crude as it might be. What
matters is that it doesn't make par
ticularly hearty entertainment—
which is. after all. the prime func
tion of the cinema kingdom.
While there is much to make the
person who has been part of such a
life sit back and say, "Well, if that j
isn't Just about the truest thing that
ever happened,” one finds such
verbal theme-songs as the one re
peated from hero to heroine to the J
"villainess''—"You’re the first girl j
I’ve met that I’d rather talk to than
kiss" —not especially devastating,
nor so original as to make one tingle
with interest.
Both Sylvia Sidney and Phillips
Holmes deserve better material. Miss
Sidney, who occasionally seems as
though she could get almost any
place she wants cn the screen, and
Mr. Holmes, who ever since he was
the Princeton Triangle Club's "lead
ing lady" in the annual "musicale”
prior to his Hollywood debut, has
seemed the same, are an engaging
couple, who might be paired in fu
ture productions to great advantage.
In this film they are in love with [
each other at the first eyeful, and
for the rest of the time pout, sulk
and behave <as they have to) like
two little animals whose grey mat
ter is being saved until after cre
The best of the film is a skiing
sequence in the Lake Tahoe country,
which shows how grand nature can
be —and for the rest there are the
expected sofority dances, siestas and
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the intended theory that books ere
superfluous at universities.
On the stage, Anotole Friedland's
“Twentieth Century Revue” holds
the featured place with such enter
tainers as Ycurloff. Loretta Denni
son, Una Cooper and Bobby Bernard,
introduced at great length by Irving
Edwards, gracing the spotlight to
best advantage. Before this the
Agemos do alarming things on their
heads and their hands. Jerome Se
Ryan sing a song about “Egyptian
Ella” and Mr. Edwards in an act of
his own makes late comers feel that
they would have done better by not
coming at all. All this, of course,
heralded by Maxine Doyle, whose
wardrobe increases weekly by leaps
and bounds. E. de 8. MELCHER.
Wild ‘West Thriller Shown
At the Columbia Theater.
r PHE venerable Wild West thriller
*■ returns to the screen in an ar
tificial comedy mask In “Dude
Ranch,” at Loews Columbia this
Laid against the novel background
of one of those mesquite emporiums
where atmosphere is served up
steaming, the picture unfoMs like
a recurrent dream of a William 8.
Hart epic. The fact that the fa
miliar ranch house is equipped, as
Mr. Lucius Beebe would say, with
hot and cold running butlers, that
the villains are modern gangsters,
and the hero only a hired "bad
man” does not serve quite to ob
scure the well remembered and
somewhat creaky machinery of the
“two-Gun Pete” silent flickers.
Beginning as a palpable burlesque
of the “mellerdrammy,” the film
promptly works itself into that very
Class. A dude ranch owner hires
a troupe of wandering and hungry
Thespians to emulate the bold, bad
Characters of Western fable. His
bored Eastern clients, who previous
ly had threatened to go off in a
high huff —a high huff with free
wheeling, in fact—become enthralled
by the pretended villainies of the
The natural and expected com
plications follow, when some truly
black-hearted tough mugs invade
the plains, rob the nearby bank, cast
the shadow of blame across the in
nocent figures of Jack Oakie, who
plays the pretended killer, and his
friends, and plunge the entire cast
into a maelstrom of melodramatic
The mistaken arrest of the hero,
kidnaping of the heroine and her
appropriate rescue follow, with a
precision very gratifying to one's
anticipations. The incidents of the
plot include a cross-country auto
mobile race, a free-for-all fist fight,
and a shot of the heroine
herself from her gag and ropes just
in time to jump clear of the kid
naper's truck before a train hits it.
This obviously is the 1931 mode of
tying Little Nell to the train tracks.
Mr. Oakie, often a capable come
dian. supplies vigor but little comedy
i to this dramatic vehicle. Eugene
Pallette, famed for his detective
roles in the Philo Vance movies, is
somewhat more amusing and de
serves a medal for his impersona
tion of a fake Indian. The beauti
ful June Collyer appears as billed.
When the situation demands that
she act. she opens her eyes very,
very wide.
The short subjects are dull.
R. B. P„ Jr.
Recently Organized Company Has
Yet to Ask Council for Route
Through City.
j Special Dispatch to The Star.
I ALEXANDRIA. Va.. July 25—The
Alexandria-Washington Busses, which
i was granted a charter for a bus line
between Alexandria and Washington
| July 3, will be given a hearing before
| the Interstate Commerce Commission
on application for an interstate permit.
August 15. according to a statement to
day by Charles Henry Smith, attorney.
The recently organized bus line is
prepared to start operation with eight
busses. Charles P. Orr, president of
the new company, formerly was con
nected with the Mayflower Sight-See
ing Co., of Washington, and it is un
derstood that the new company Intends
to use some of their equipment.
Mayor Edmund Ticer stated today
that the Alexandria-Washington Busses
: have made no application to the City
Council yet for a route through the
I city, which application will have to be
made and passed upon before the new
co npany can begin operation.
Officers of the new bus company in
addition to Orr, the president, are:
Joseph Magner of Silver Spring. Md„
vice pUsident; C. Cockerlll of Boston,
Mass., secretary-treasurer.
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Perthshire, Scotland, is considering
a cut of 50 per cent in teachers’
Lamont Writes President Un
willing to Intervene for
Workers, v
Bf the Associated Press.
PAWTUCKET. R. 1., July 25
Presidential Intervention in the textile
•trike here was declined In ft letter re- j
ceived today by Representative Francis
B. Condon of Rhode Island from Sec
retary of Commerce Robert P. Lamont.
The letter, received In reply to one
from the Congressman, stated that,
while President Hoover's position
against wage cutting was well known, |
It was not the duty of the Govern
ment to Interfere.
Praises Hoover's Stand.
Secretary Lamont, after stating that
while the President’s conference at the
White House had worked in a “mar
velous manner" to maintain wages in
Industries represented, said:
"As the period of depression length
ens many corporations which were not
well protected by reserves accumulated
In years of good business find them
selves at the present time in extremely
difficult positions. Many of them have
already cut dividends and salaries.j
Some of them " are faced with the i
prospect of closing down altogether,
of Wright Co.’s
July Clearance
for Most of These Items
Discontinued Numbers
Slightly Marred Items
Summer Furniture
(1) $l2O 2-pc. Bed-Davenport Suite, denim up- SAQ.SO
holstered % J
(1) $165 Overstaffed Suite, all mohair, rust $00.50
color, Kroehler make . S S
(1) $250 3-pc. Mohair Suite. Splendid construe- JJK | r } 1^
tion and style Ami
(1) $149 2-pc. Overstuffed suite, pillow back, $77.50
(1) $lB5 Ten-piece Dining Room Suite, oak $09.50
finish; 72-inch buffet
(1) $149 Seven-piece Dinette Suite, mahogany S7zL.SO
finish, corner china M J
(1) $195 Ten-piece Dining Room Suite, walnut $07.50
finish y i
(1) $395 Ten-piece Dining Room Suite, $1 07-50
walnut, 72-inch buffet JL M
(1) $295 Ten-piece Dining Room Suite,* sl/17.50
walnut, artistic design A M
(1) $139 Bed Room Suite, 4 pieces, walnut finish *95
(1) $165 Bed Room Suite, 4 pieces, maple finish.. ms
(1) $295 7-piece Bed Room Suite, diamond | W
matched veneers .JL. V/ Ve
(1) $195 4-piece Bed Room Suite, mahogany JJh 1
finish %y
(7) $5.50 Maple Porch Rockers. Strongly braced, $9.99
sturdily built
(3) $4.50 Lawn Benches, steel frame; good size.. $2-75
(2) $59.50 Three-piece Fiber Suites, for home $97.50
•r porch use 4»
(1) $35 Three-piece Fiber Suite, good st\;le and $99.50
color jL*
(3) $35 Refrigerators, top-icer style; good size, sl9-50
(2) $1.98 Lawn Benches. Strongly constructed; SI.OO
nicely painted JL
(2) $6.95 Junior Gliders, for porch or lawn 50
. (1) $49 Day-Bed, coil spring, inner spring S9QSO
mattress S
(1) SBS Davenport Day-Bed, coil springs, denim szi q.oo
upholstered - J- tj'
(4) $39 Poster Beds, Simmons product X
(3) $25 Baby Cribs, floor samples; enamel $19.95
(8) $650 Unpainted Dressing Tables, novel shape, $9.35
with drawers
(3) Chest of Drawers, walnut finish
and thus creating more unemployment
or alternatively seeking temporary
wage reductions.”
Writes of Disappointment.
Representative Condon, who had ap
! pealed to the President last week, lm
-1 mediately replied to Secretary lamont,
saying hLs letter was a “distinct dls
Condon charged that profits of th<>
textile industry had been dissipated
in big dividends.
Man, Wife and Son Hurt in Vir
ginia Accident.
Ey the Associated Press.
LEXINGTON, Va . July 25. Jack
Callahan, manager of a hotel in Tam
j pa., Fla., and vice president of the
i State Hotel Association of Hillsboro
County, received a broken wrist and
his wife and young son suffered bruises
‘ and shock in an automobile accident
! occurring 2' 2 miles south of here late
The car driven by Callahan was in
collision with one driven by Herbert
Mutispaugh of Lexington. Mr. Calla
han's car was demolished and he and
his family plan to leave for their home
by train tomorrow. They were on their
way to Tampa from New England when
the accident occurred.
Pups Born in Plane.
—Dotsey, an Eskimo dog owned by Joe
Collins, and her litter of pups had their
I first airplane ride here. The pups
l were bom in the cockpit of an aban
doned plane at the airport.

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