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VICTIM IS UNABLE TO PICK KIDNAPERS V * Road House Proprietor Fads to Recognize Five Illi nois Sfl'spects. By the Associated Pres* CHICAGO. Septerft brr 10.—Hope that th’fe perpetrators of a, spries of kianap lngs‘ had been capture i at Decatur went glimnVring today wift'i the failure of James SJackett. Blue I\ land road house proprietor, to recognise any of the five men as who tcolc $75,000 for his ransom. Hackett had gone to liecatur yester day to attempt identil V aticn of the prisoners, Monte Moore, Morris I.ut trell. Henry Esslinger. Joseph Yates and William Wallace. The fact that Fred J Blunter. Monroe, Wis.. brewer, and| Ralph Wohrenberg of Spring field. 111., l ac! been released by their .kidnapers near Decatur had made the reported arrest of the band there seem plausible. Traces Bribe Charge. Yesterday Patrick Roche, chief in vestigator for the State’s attorney here, announced that Hackett had identified Moore as one of his captors. Rocb.e further announced he had infoianation •hat unnamed police had accepted a $50,000 bribe from the kidnapers. Hackett and I iout. William Cusitck of the Chicago Detective Bureau today said they were not permitted to see any of the five prisoners while at De catur and they returned here last night in their automobile while the Decatur officers brought the gang in another car. Arriving here. Hackett looked at tlie men and could not recognize them. RED HOT radio NEWS! The Hecht Co. offers a sensational Radio Value to WASHINGTON! COMPLETE WITH PHILCO TUBES $ 5 Delivers your Set! Wjsf (Main Floor, The Hecht Co.) 4 1 THE HECHT CO. F Street at Seventh Free Auto Parking—E St. Bet. 6th and 7th NAtional 5100 v I Roche hakS not disclosed the source Os his report of the alleged bribe. j The five prisoners were to be held In j custody In the hope that John J. Lynch. ' wealthy turfman, or other victims of recent kidnaplngs may identify them. Charges bv Roche that police officers received a $50,000 bribe drew fire from Acting Commissioner of Police John H. Alcock last night. ~ Promises Suspensions. Deploring Roche's refusal to identify the officers. Alcock said: "Charges of bribe-taking and graft against policemen reflect great discredit upon the Police Department. But if any evidence is given me that these officers were Chicago policemen I will immediately file charges against them before the Civil Service Commission and suspend them.” ! Roche had said that Hackett’s kid napers were stopped by the police shortly after they had accepted $75,- 000 to free the gambler. The police, Roche said, found the money in the men’s car, recognized them as possibly connected with the Hackett abduction and demanded two-thirds of the $75,- 000 to release them. HUGE AMPHIBIAN PLANE COMPLETES LOAD TEST I By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. September 10—The largest amphibian plane ever ob structed flew to Floyd Bennett Field today from the Sikorsky factory at Stratford. Conn., to complete a success j ful ground load test, in which it lifted I 34.000 peunds of lead. The giant plane is designed to carry 40 passengers and a crew of 5.’ It has | a wing spread of 114 feet, weighs 22,000 pounds and is equipped with four 575- horsepower Pratt-Whitney motors. It was designed by Igor Sikorsky. On the load test the plane took off ! after a run of 2.000 feet, circled the ' field and landed gracefully. The lead represented the weight cf 40 passengers and fuel for 500 miles of flight. The machine was to be taken later todav to Bridgeport, Conn, where it will attempt a take-off from water 1 tomorrow with a similar capacity load. TfTP! lEVENipre STATE, WASHTNOTON, T). 0., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, mV m d. c. ms EXPECTED IN FALL Census Bureau Estimates* Enrollment Based on /; April Count. \■' j * When school bells ring in thei Dis trict of Columbia on September 21, it is estimated that 75,326 students, from 7 to 20 years of age and 12,076 sUudents over 21 years old will answer the call. The estimate is based on the school census taken in Washington on April 1, 1930, and announced today by the Census Bureau. Tlie bureau said the total census here of persons between the ages of 7 and 20 years is 98,904, revealing that 33,578 persons were out of school when the census was taken. The Census Bureau’s estimate of 75,326 excludes entirely the approxi mately 13,560 kindergarten and first grade children definitely expected to enroll in the public schools. The fig ures exclude also the nearly 2,800 non resident pupils who attend the public schools of the District. Likewise, the kindergarten and first grade pupils in private and parochial schools, estimated at 2,500, are omitted from the total ac credited to schools located in Wash | ington. Public school estimates alone place \ the number of students expected to en ' roll during the first month of the school I year at 80,000. 25 Per Cent Increase. During the last decade school at tendance has jumped more than 25 per j cent. The following table shows the ' total attendance here on April 1, 1930, and the percentage In attendance in 1920: Total Attending Percentage. Persons, population, school. 1930. l«o 7 to 1) years 47.808 46.871 87 6 93 5 14 to IS years 13.734 12.163 65 5 83.3 16 to 17 years 13.365 9.051 67.7 44.8 18 to 30 years 24.996 7.441 29 8 16.3 In 10 years the number of those at tending school here over 21 years old .increased about 50 per cent. The total was 12,076. as against 6,177 in 1920. I The bureau found in its 1930 national count that of 38,387,032 persons*be ‘ tween 5 and 20 years old, 26.849,639, or 69.9 per cent, were attending school. Ten years ago, 21,373,976, or 64.3 per cent, of 33,250,870 between the same ages were students. Older Students Gain. An Increase In older children attend ing classes over the number 10 years ago was shown. There remained, how ever, a sharp decrease in school popula tion in children 15 and older, although a slight gain was shown In 1930. The largest Increase In older students was reported In the 21 and over divi sion, which showed 1,034,782 In school, against 344,789 10 years ago. The total of eligibles In this division was not ' given. Girls and boys were about equally divided In the total school citizenry. Os the 19,112,883 gills, 13,327,871 were In , school, while 13,521,768 of the total of 19,274,149 boys were enrolled. Os the urban population, between 5 ' and 20, 72.3 per cent, were in school; 1 rural farm districts, 66.4, and rural non-farm or villages, 69.3 per cent. The bulk of students 21 and over came from the urban areas, accounting for 738,- 193; 143.283 In the rural sections and | 156,217 In the villages. The report recorded 97.5 per cent of foreign-born white children between 7 and 13 In school, and 87.3 per cent of i the colored children. The number in I the age groups of foreign-born and col ored. likewise, declined as the children | grew older. 7 to 13 Leading Classes. The highest percentage and largest ■ number of pupils was found in the 7 ■ Sto 13 year classes, which in 1930 ac , ■ counted for 16,398.400, or 95.3 per cent of 17,209,566, against 13,869,010 In 1920, 90.6 per cent of 15,306,793. Among the 4,878,084 of 14 and 15 years old, 4,158,378 attended school, as compared with 3,124,129 out of 3,907,716 in 1920, respectively, 88.8 and 79.9 per cent. The dropping out of classes was more marked in the 16 and 17 year di vision with only 2,669,857, 4>r 57.3 per cent of 4.663.137 in 1930. as compared with 1,644,061 in 1920 42.9 per cent of 3,828,131. In the 18 to 20 year aeetlon 1,456,- 784 were reported In school. 21.4 per cent of 6,815,710, against 814.651, or 14.8 per cent of 5,522,082 counted In 1920. CHILDREN ON* ADVENTURE ARE FOUND NEAR RIVER Edward Sitler, 3, and Brother, Oliver, 7, Missing From Horn* Six Hours. Located by police late yesterday ap proximately a mile from their home, 927 Maryland avenue southwest, about ’ six hours after their departure, Edmond H. Sitler, 3, and Oliver S. Sitler, 7, brothers, were of the opinion today that adventure alone Is not so good. , It was getting dark when the boya were finally located by a policeman I near the waiter front and taken home. The boys were reported missing by their mother, Mrs. Oliver S. Sitler, , about an hour after their departure. I -— — _ _ _ Telephone National ! 5000 i For immediate delivery of The Star to your home every evening and Bunday morning. The Route Agent will collect at the end of ■ each month, at the rate of f cents per day and 5 cents Sunday. LONG ILLNESS FATAL Special Dispatch to The Star. WINCHESTER, Va„ September 10.— Rites were held yesterday at Berkeley Springs. W. Va., for Mrs. Maggie Heat mole Skelton, 65 years old, wife of the -T Time for Canning A CARLOAD OF FRESH PRUNES from Washington State * Just right for canning, for stewing, for table use, etc. \ B Lowest price in years Per lb. j| £ Per Original / IZ Crate, 16 1b... m J C You’ve bought these prunes in years past, come in quickly —these won’t last long. \ NEW POTATOES FROM IDAHO Those wonderful Idaho “bakers,” the first arrival of the season. ON SALE C lbs 1 ft FRIDAY MORNING J for | In Most Stores Sanitary & Piggly Wiggly Stores When you buy / sugar in distinctive, sanitary packages- You know where it comes from— C You know it is clean and pure— I\ j You know how and where it | j \\ was refined. EA When you buy Jack Frost Sugar, packed in a sealed carton, the distinctive pack age and trade-mark are your is 100% Pure Cane Sugar. Jack frost Jack Frost Sugar Melody Moments — Sugar broadcast every Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock Eastern Standard Time, vl !■* C l A , over the following stations: WJZ, The Quality Sugar of America WBAL, WHAM, KDKA, WGAR, Refined by WLS, WJR, WL W. The Natiooal Sugar Re fi n i ng Co ; of N. Ji 5 Rev. S. D. Skelton of the United Breth ren Church, whose death Monday fol lowed a protracted Illness. Surviving are her husband, two daugh ter*, Mrs. Pearl Haddox, Berkeley Springs, and Mrs. Elsie Lauderback, Winchester, and three sons, George Skelton, Berryville, Va.: Harry Skelton, Front Royal, Va., and Elbert Skelton, Port Republic, Va. One sister and one' brother also survive. During a mine fire at Bangalore, In dia, recently, special gas masks wcnj i sent from London by airplane and fly ing boat.