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SCANT HOPE HELD
FOR PACIFIC PILOTS
Coast Guard Making Search
Despite Little Chance
. for Two Flyers.
(Continued From First Page.)
of the Army round-the-world flyers of
1924.
Maj. Martin was lost 11 days after
his plane crashed into a mountain !
peak on the Alaska Peninsula, despite ;
organized efforts to And him. He finally !
reached a cannery equipped with a ;
radio station and sent out word of his
safety.
Thomas Ash, jr.. World War aviator,
who gave up an attempt to fly the |
Moyle-Alien monoplane over the route ;
this Summer, expressed the opinion
the airmen were lost somewhere off the ■
Aleutians. Ash arrived here yesterday j
from the Orient as a member of the
crew of the liner President Madison.
Believes Motor Exploded.
“I believe the motor blew up before
they reached Dutch Harbor. Alaska.”
said Ash. “They had equipped the
plane with a supercharger which
stepped up the motor from 425 to 525
horsepower and I believe the strain
was too much.”
Ash. who plans another attempt to
span the Pacific in a new plane next
May. said the left wing of the Moyle-
Alien ship was warped and "you had to
fight it all the time." He said the
ship used about 25 gallons cf fuel an
hour, instead cf 22 as estimated by
Movie. , i
Ash said changes the two flyers me.de
on the ship before they .started the
flight cut down their cruising radius
several hundred miles, although it made
the plane easier to handle and some
what faster.
One person refused to admit the men
were lost. Miss Frances Bresson, River
side. Calif.. Moyle's fiancee, who came
here to greet him when he completed
the flight, insisted they would be found.
As she sat in her hotel she fought
back fears and bolstered the hopes rac
ing through her mind, often repeating,
half to herself, “I know they’re safe. I
know they'll come in.”
PREPARED FOR DEATH.
Moyle and Allen Left Evidence Behind
to Aid in Collecting Insurance.
TOKIO. September 10 (JR.- —Confident
as they were of safely reaching Seattle.
Don Moyle and Cecil A. Allen prepared
for death before taking off from Sa
mushiro, Japan, for America Tuesday
morning.
They left with newspaper men and
friends’ certificates to prove they had
taken off on a transpacific flight. These
. were made with a view to simplifying the
liquidation of their life insurance poli
cies in the event they should not be
heard from again.
Stripped of Valuables.
Cash, personal possessions and every
other article of value, were disposed of.
They stripped themselves of everything
e/xcept hope, courage, the clothing they
Wore and a watch which Allen carried.
Pasted in the crystal of" the watch
was a tiny photograph of Allen and
Eileen Miller, Los Angeles aviatrix, who
was killed In a plane crash some time
ago. Allen has a wife in Southern Cal
ifornia. but reports had mentioned him
as having been engaged to Miss Miller.
Subsequent to the take-off Mrs. Allen
announced she and Allen had beccme
reconciled.
Didn’t Say Good-By.
Moyle and Allen were without cash 1
before they left. A diamond ling, a :
gold ring, tie pins, fountain pens, suit
eases and clothing were distributed
among these who had helped them to
make ready for the flight.
"See you again,” said Moyle to sev
eral American reporters as he climbed
into the plane. A moment later the j
roar of the motor made further con- i
versation impossible and they were off
without actually saying good-by.
AIRMEN WERE SALESMEN.
Missing Flyers Sold Washing Machines
and Motor Cycles Eefore Flight.
LOS ANGELES. September 10 (A 3 ).
Don Boyle and C. A. Allen, missing on a
transpacific flight, were salesmen before
they took up aviation.
Allen, 27 years old. sold washing ma
chines. Moyle, 29, earned a transport j
pilot's license while selling motor cycles, j
Sddi" Martin, Santa Anna. Calif., ;
pilot who taught Allen to fly. expressed j
concern at the time of the take-off J
from Japan over the couple's lack of !
experience.
Moyle used to compete in motor I
Our stores closed
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GREATER VALUE
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COUPLE FACE SERIOUS CHARGE IN IOWA.
Mrs. John M. Smith, wife of a former candidate for Governor of lowa, was
taken into custody alter she confessed, police said, that she arranged with her
husband to collect life insurance through a plot by which he c’isappeared, leaving
a charred body in his burned automobile. Smith, an insecticide manufacturer
of Perry, lowa, is shown below' (left) with Deputy Art Nelson in Jail at Adel,
lowa. —A. P. Photos.
I
cycle races. Once he came heme with
a broken leg and again with his head
badly injured.
Mrs. William Moy’e. his mother, men- ;
tioned Oat yesterday when she ap- j
, peared .tii the father at a Maywood. 1
Calif., tabernacle to oiler prayers for
the safety of their son and h>s ccm- I
j panion. I
“It's the only way we can help our i
boy,” said Mrs. Moyle. "I’ve prayed
! for him like this many times before.” \
j Moyle is unmarried. His fiancee. Miss
I Frances Breeson, said they had planned j
| to wed at her home, in Riverside, Calif.,
as soon after the flight ended as possi
ble.
I Allen’s wife, from whom he was sep-
I arated recently, said she was confident!
j their differences would be settled upon
j his return and that she would welcome j
I him home.
i The mother of Allen. Mrs. Dclphia
Redfern. lives cn a small ranch near
j Exeter, Calif. She said he had sold
; his car and other belongings to obtain
j money for the flight.
Glenn “Slim” Hemmett, a friend of
1 Moyle's, said one of the reasons Moyle
! had. undertaken the hop was to get
I funds to finance treatment at a Eoches
j ter, Minn., clinic of one leg broken
in an airplane crash several months
! ago.
FRIENDS OPPOSE RACE
BETTING IN MONTGOMERY
| Resolution Adopted and Commit
tee Named to Fight Grant
ing of Permit.
By a Staff Correspondent of The Star.
SANDY SPRING. Md.. September j
; 10. —A protest against granting ol a
permit allowing legalized gambling on j
horse races at the annual Rockville
Fair was contained in a resolution j
adopted by the Sandy Spring monthly j
meeting of Friends held here.
A committee was appointed at the
i meeting to represent the group and use
J its influence to prevent the granting of
| su"h a permit.
The resolution as adopted stated that
as the monthly meeting of Friends un- j
derstands that the Montgomery County
Agricultural Society has applied frr a
| permit allowing pari-mutuel machines
! to operate on their grounds at the next
! county fair, the meeting wishes to pro
| test against such a permit being grant
; ed. feeling that legalized gambling will
i be detrimental to the people of Mont
l gomery County.
THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, f SEPTEMBER 10, 1931.
TWO MEN SENTENCED
AS WIVES’ PLEAS FAIL
Special Dispatch to The Star.
FREDERICKSBURG. Va„ September
! 10.—Julian Lee and William Cator, two |
Washington men, who pleaded guilty to J
i indictments charging housebreaking ;
which were returned by the King George
| County grand jury, were each sentenced j
to five years in the penitentiary by |
i Judge Frederick W. Coleman.
I The wives of the two prisoners, each
! bearing infants in their arms, appeared
! before the court and asked for parole,
i claiming their husbands were innocent.
Their appeals were ignored. Lee
and Cator broke into J B. Weedon's
store, at Wecdonsville. last July and
stole cash and merchandise amounting i
to more than S2OO. 1
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GETS UNDER WAY
Show Is Feature.
Babies Will Compete To
morrow—Races Held.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
FAIRFAX, Va., September 10.—Fair
fax County’s eighteenth annual County
Fair and Horse Show opened this morn
ing. Under rules of the show all ex
hibits were required to be In place yes
terday. In order that judging may be
completed today. Judges in the cattle,
live stock, farm and garden, fruit and '
women's departments will be drawn i
from the State and Federal Depart- j
ments of agriculture.
Today Is Scout day. A service patrol 1
of Fairfax County Boy Scouts Is on
duty at the gate to demonstrate various
phases of scouting, particularly as ap
plied to farm life. The patrol Is in
charge of William Langhorne Lcitch of
Alexandria.
Horse Show Opens.
The Horse Show, in charge of Presi
dent E. M. Palmer, opened at 11 o'clock
this morning. New jumps have been
erected and the race track has been Re
graded for the occasion. Four classes
were exhibited this morning, brood
mares, yearlings, 2-year-olds and re
mount class. This afternoon the green
hunters, hunter hacks, novice saddle
horses, time class. Fairfax hunt class,
handy hunters and middle and heavy
weights are to be shown. This will be
followed at 4:30 by two races, of 1 mile
and Vi mile.
Tomorrow's horse show program be
gins at 1 p.m.. and will Include saddle
horses, lightweight hunters. King Jov
class, touch and out. ladles’ hunters,
open saddle class, triple bar and Corin
thian. The races tomorrow afternoon
will include 1 mile on flat, mile and
consolation for non-winners this meet,
half mile on the flat. Post entries will
be received for all races.
President Palmer states that a large
number of exhibitors tn the horse show
are well known in Fairfax County
through previous attendance. He lists
Ray H. Norton, H. L. Rust, jr.; Miss
Mary Rust, Percy Neipold, E. M. Lacy.
W. T. Burrows. John Massie, all of
j Washington: Mis. Nora Mellon and
Ernest Woolf of Uppervllle: Mrs. Cath
arine Filene Dodd. Washington and
Vienna: Miss Doris Cunningham, Wash
ington: Otto Furr. Dr. Frederick Reuter,
I E. L. Redman and Paul Adams of Mid
dleburg; H. M. Cromwell of Round Hill,
A. Smith Bowman of Sunset Hills, Ed
j win Vaughn. Richmond; Anthony and
George Rives, Cobham; Mrs. Mae
Ferneyhough, Warrenton; Mrs. Sidney
j Uhlfelder. McLean: E. C. Yantas. An-
I nandale; H. W. Herring and son. Nokcs
; vllle; Chamblin Brothers. John Alexan
-1 der, Edmund Miller and Stanley Green,
Leesburg: Wilmer T. Ralston and Rob
| ert D. Graham. Fairfax, and Lieut.
Hoge and Sergt. Talson, Fort Mycr.
Chamber of Commerce Day.
Tomorrow will be Chamber of Com
merce day. with the Fairfax trade body
1 as hosts to visitors from Alexandria,
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Editor Has 17 Teeth
Extracted, but Dies
Short Time Later
J. C. Scott, Legislator in
West Virginia, Falls
Dead on Street.
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Special Dispatch to The Btar.
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W. Va.. Sep
tember 10. —Masonic services will be
held here tomorrow afternoon at the
home for James Clark Scott, 56-year
old merchant. State legislator and edi
tor of the News, a Democratic weekly,
who died suddenly In Hagerstown. Md„
Wednesday, Just after a dental opera
tion during which 17 teeth were cx- j
tracted. He left the chair and de- ,
clared he felt all right, but within 20 j
minutes collapsed. Death was held due
ito mycarditis. He Lad been a sufferer j
I for three months with angina pectoris.
I The deceased was a native of Mar- ,
th.* 1 urg, W. Va„ but came here 53
years ago. He enlisted for the f/nan
ish-Amerlcan War in Company I, West
Virginia Volunteers.
He was active in community work.!
several times heading the Chamber of :
, Commerce. He served one term, in '
1931, as a member of the House of j
Delegates from this county.
Surviving are the widow, formerly'
Miss Stewart of Keyser, W. Va.; two;
daughters, Mrs. Grove Banks and Mrs.
Earl T. Strite, at home; a son, Charles,
residing here; three sisters; Mrs. Pearl
Paugh. school principal In the county:
Mrs. E. O. Marcellus, Sleepy Creek,
W. Va., and Mrs. Cecil R. Gates, Mor
gantown. W. Va.
Arlington. Leesburg and other jurisdic
tions. Will Cleveland of Seminary is in
charge of the athletic program. Mrs. 1
G. Ashley Money, secretary, will act as
hostess at the Chamber of Commerce i
booth. The baby show in the morning, {
under the auspices of the chamber, will 1
be In charge of the county nurse. Mrs. j
Herbert Seamans, the judges to be doc
tors and baby specialists. This will be
no meie pretty baby contest, but an ef
fort to award prizes to the children from
6 months to 2 years old, who are in Hje
best physical condition. Forty-two of
the 100 points have been allotted for
I hygienic care, stressing proper feeding,
sleep and habits: 58 points for normal
development of skin, frame, organs and
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GODDARD IS SILENT
ON CAMPBELL SUIT
Ballistic Expert Is Served in
Richmond—Denies Making
Personal Statement.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
RICHMOND, Va., September 10.—
Dr. Calvin H. Goddard, Northwestern
University ballistic expert, was tagged
by a process server here while at the
; American Legion luncheon, service cf
the papers being preparatory to a suit
in the Circuit Court of Richmond for
! $750,000 damages, filed t v Herbert M.
Campbell, acquitted defendant in the
Mary Baker murder case in Arlington
County. Motion for Judgment was
j filed shortly after the papers w’ere i
; served.
i It is claimed in the action that Prof,
j Goddard, in a newspaper interview I
i appearing in Washington, was quoted ,
|as saying that Campbell’s gun fired 1
i the shots found in the body of Mary j
i Baker, and that he made the statement
that “If Campbell’s gun was never out i
of his possession, there can be no ques- i
tlon as to who committed the murder.” j
The further claim is made that Dr. i
Goddard gave “false, untrue and ma- i
licious report,” and that photo p-aphs
used in the evidence were not >'cperly
made.
It is thought probable thi it will
be asked that the case be tr sferred i
Ito another State, as GodSarc is net i
a resident of Virginia, and th alleged
i statements attributed to him ’ ere not
. made In this State.
Dr. Goddard. In commenting briefly
, on the motion for judgment by Camp
bell. said that his testimony at the
: trial consisted of giving only the find
ings of his laboratory In Chicago. He
declared that he made no personal
st»tement. Further than this, Dr. God
dard declined to discuss the filing of
the suit. The case cannot be reached
for trial in the City Circuit Court un
til November, and it is believed unlike
ly that It will be taken up before the
beginning of the new year.
RHALE SEEKS
TO BAN PALMISTRY
Ordinance Passes Council.
Cash Payment Planned
for Fire Apparatus.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
RIVERDALE, Md., September 10. —
; Palmistry or any other similar business
i not be permitted to operate within
the corporate limits of the town if pres
ent plans of the Town Council are car
ried out.
An ordinance prohibiting such was
passed at the monthly meeting.
To save taxpayers $312.50 in the pur
chase of the new fire apparatus, an ef
fort will be made to finance this proj
ect locally, thereby paying cash to the
Fjrc Appliance Corporation, receiving a
; £ per cent discount, making the cost of
I the engine $5,937.50, not including in
| tcrest cn money borrowed. Delivery is
expected within 45 days.
A bid for $575 to drain the section
.about Garfield and Jackson avenues
was accepted and the worle was directed
done under the supervision of Town En
gineer J. Spence Howard.
A concrete wall at the intersection
i of Lincoln avenue and the boulevard
; also was directed, if same could be
. obtained at a certain cost as estimated
jby Mr. Howard. An iron rail along
the sidewalk on the boulevcrd next to
the Bean property was ordered placed,
| same to be done under the supervision
of Councilman W. A. Carson.
Justice of the Peace Harry K. Clare
! submitted report of fines collected for !
violation of town ordinances and $45 i
in fines.
Under the chairmanship of Council- j
man A. J. Kracke, jr., new signs have !
been ordered to replace those missing
In various parts of the town.
Deeming the present wall around I
property on Maryland avenue near j
Lincoln as unsafe and unsightly, the ;
owners of same were notified end
asked to correct this condition..
New Zealand will eliminate brick con- '
struction in commercial buildings of
more than three stories in earthquake
areas. i
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CANDIDATE FORMS CLUB
By a Staff Correspondent ot/The Star.
CHERRYDALE, Va , September 10.—
Inaugurating a campaign to build up a
strong organization in every section of
the county, supporter of George D.
Ricker, candidate for trie county board,
formed a Ricker Club nerc last night
with Reese O’Neil being elected chair
man and E. B. Chafp.nan, secretary
treacu^r.
a meeting is to be held bj Ricker’s
followers in Clarendon precinct Nc. 1
tomorrow night to c./ganize a similar
club in that corr.muirity.
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