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Skits Show How Both Sides Could Lose Next Election. Notables Attend. (Continued From First Jl*SLL_ Weevils. We will light the road for a haraesed and heckled administration. And. finally—oh, greatest of boons!—we will pick the candidates and show how both sides can be elected.'' At the close of the program President Hoover, as decreed by tradition, was In vited to express his own views on pend ing Issue*. He accepted, but, as "re porters are ne'er present" at Gridiron dinners, his remarks must go unpub lished The only other speaker of the evening was Samuel G. Blythe, who was president of the Gridiron Club 2S years ago The dinner opened with the discovery that the crash off stage, with which Gridiron dinners traditionally are opened, had been lost. When the presiding officer remon strated, a member explained: "Mr President, I'm sorry, but we eouldn’t find a single crash. They have all been used up on the New York Stock Exchange.” Then the crash occurred "But wash t that a crash?" asked the president. "No." responded the member. "That wasn't our crash. That was the popular j response to President Hoover's proposal | to Increase taxes." Smith Sorry for Hoover. The stage was magically converted Into the top of the Empire State Build ing The orchestra plaved softly "The Sidewalks of New York," and A1 Smith, wearing a brown derby, cigar In mouth and carrying a cane, sauntered upon the stage. "It's nearly midnight,” he said. "The others will be here soon. It's a swell night. No static tonight on the raddio. As sure as I am A1 Smith, I like to stand on top of this building Poor old Chrysler! His building looks pretty small over there. I like to stand up here and feel sorry for Chrysler—and Hoover.” Leaning over the rail and pointing, he continued: "Look at the lights of Manhattan down there Over there Is City Hall, where Jimmy Walker stays— when he is not traveling or testifying. And look!—there's the Tammany wig wam." Ai went on in the strain of the "Old Oaken Bucket': “HoW dear to my heart are the scenes of my childhood, When from a high building I find them In view. There’s Oliver street and the engine house near it, With all of the firemen my Infancy knew. “The buildings of Wall street, the bright lights of Broadway, The cops and speakeasies and tene ments tall; And, center of everything, there is the Wigwam— Old Tammany's bucket collects from them all! “The old soak-'em bucket, the allver bound bucket. The old whitewashed bucket collects from them all!" Roosevelt and "Al" Confer. Jouett Shouse. John J. Raskob. James M Cox. Franklin D Roosevelt. Cordell Hull and John W Davis arrive for a conference. The much-discussed rela tions between Smith and Roosevelt were brought to the attention of the audi ence in the following dialogue: Roosevelt—Before we confer I want to have a little private talk with Gov. Smith. Smith—All right. Gov. Roosevelt. You gentlemen excuse us for a moment. Roosevelt—It's a fine night, Al. Smith—Yeah, it's a fine night, Frank. Roosevelt—Beautiful weather. Smith—Fine! Roosevelt—Fine! Smith—Fine! Roosevelt—Nice to see you. Smith—Nice to see you, too. Roosevelt—Great! Smith—Great! Roosevelt—How's everything with you? Smith—Good. How’s everything with you? Roosevelt—Good! Smith—Good! Roosevelt—Well, so long, Al. Smith—So long, Frank. Roosevelt—So long. Smith—So long Roosevelt (to others)—Gentleman, we can go ahead now There were a couple of things Gov. Smith and I had to settle first. Smith—Yeah, a couple. Jefferson's Ghost Stalks. When the Democrats threatened to break up in a row over prohibition the ghost of Jefferson stalked into the group and recited: “I am thy father’s spirit. The Ghost of Thomas Jefferson. Doomed for a certain time to walk the night Until you Democrats cease quarreling. A weary walk I’ve had. I long to rest At Monticello, but I’m doomed to walk TUI a Democrat again sits in the White House. Perhaps the time is ripe, but not if you Keep on as you are doing List! ITte herald of the dawn—Charlie Michelson, the Democratic rooster! (Roaster crows.) Perhaps it is an omen. I must awaj. But take my warning or it crows” in vain— Don't let the rooster turn into a goase Or the mule become a jackass!” What a nerve!" exclaimed Raskob. ** the ghost departed. "Nobodv invited him ” One by one the visitors departed, leav ing Smith alone. And that’s that," he said. "With hothing settled, there is still a chance. What's this Monticello or Montichello, anyway? A dark tomb! Why, look (pointing over the railing). Away down there somebody's turned up a bright light in the Tammany wigwam, and, blest, my soul! It winked at me just then!" King Fess Tempted to Resign. The scene shifted to King Fess’ throne room. The chairman of the Republican National Committee, as King Fess. attired in roval raimpnt and wearing his crown slightly titlted. en tered with Robert Lucas. the court crier; Senator Jame* E Watson, in er mine and velvet, and Senator George H Moees, wearing the cap and bells costume of the court jester. In his conversation with Watson and Moses the King grew angered, and said; "I am tempted to resign!" Whereupon Watson congratulated him en his remarkable strength, which en abled him to resist temptation. Lucas reported that all the recent •lections, with one exception, had gone •gainst the Republicans. "Marvelous!” exclaimed Fess. “A marvelous vindication of Mr. Hoover, •nc very prophetic.” Moses, in disgust, responded; ' One more Republican victory like that and there'll be a revival of busi ness on the Western trunk lines—all the trunks labeled Palo Alto.' ” •Never!” replied Fess. There is not a thing against him, except a little hard luck He will be overwhelmingly re-elected.” "Oh, Xing!” answered Moses, offering his cap to Fess. "Oh, King, take my 9*p and bells! Ton are funnier than •wer I will be " Treasurer George R. Rutt. in tattered lllnt, tom lacs and battered hat, en Mtel * tta «*& He oandad » Gridiron Elects NEW AND RETIRING PRESI DENTS OF CU B. Upper; Walker S. Buel, new president. Lower: Jay G Hayden, retiring pres ident, who presided at the dinner last night. sign. "G O. P.—Out of Work-Out of Fa\or—Out of Cash." Next came three Gandhis—Senators George W. Norris, Hiram W Johnson and Smith Brookhart—with their tales of woe and rebellion They insisted they were good Republicans, but added: "Unfortunately, our party has tem porarily bolted us. Hence we Intend to overthrow' you and Hoover.” “Begone, you pseudo-Republican ma hatmas!" shouted Fess, "or we'll raise the tariff on safety pins and leave not a loin cloth among you!” Mabel, Joan of Are. At that moment the bell rang, an nouncing the roll call In the Senate on the bill to reduce Senatorial salaries The talk of rebellion stopped. All marched out together. "As we were saying a moment ago, we are solidly with you, dear Dr. Fess,” said Brookhart. "As always," said Fess, "I can count upon you stalwart boys In united ranks, let us march forward on the principle that an underpaid statesman is a worse danger to American institu tions than a frozen asset.” Omar Khayyam arrived on American shores and w’as welcomed with enthusi astic acclaim. He responded to the welcoming ceremony by asking the way to the nearest drinking tavern. He was informed that America has prohibition, “By the beard of the sultan!" ex claimed Khayyam. "You say there is no drinking in America?” "I did not say there is no drinking,” replied the official greeter. “I said we have prohibition.” Omar burst into verse: "O they who do with pitfall and with gin Beset the road we have to wander in. Better be jocund with the fruitful grape Than with water try to save the world from aln.” He was tipped off then to appeal to Mrs. Willebrandt. She came forward and was introduced to Omar as "the Joan of Arc of the Vineyards.” She was dressed In deep mourning, and she quickly dashed Omar's hopes of getting a drink. "No more, no more!” she sighed. "I am in mourning for Vineglo. Omar, the stuff is off." "What! No more Vineglo?” ex claimed Orr.ar. Omar Khavyam Deported. "Nn mere Vlnpglo,” repeated Mrs. Willebrandt, and then softly, to the tune of "Hearts and Flowers." she con tinued, tearfully; "The little tin filter is covered with rust. The syphon in idleness flung; The funnel is broken, the keg thick with dust. And cobwebs cover the bung " Bishop Cannon and Senator Morris Sheppard rushed in. Omar Khayyam,” said Sheppard, “you are an undesirable alien! Officer Cannon and I control this country's policy. By order of the Labor Depart ment, you are deported. Go home!” Omar accepted his deportation philo sophically and went back "where still a ruby kindles on the vine and many a garden by the water blows." A squad of admirals, brilliantly uni formed, marched on the stage and sang; "We sail the ocean blue. But that's not our present duty. We have something else to do— We must keep the Navy snooty. When the wind whistles free o'er the bright blue saa. We sit at our desks all day; When at anchor, we ride on the social tide— We've plenty of time for plav.” Adams Aspire* to Whit* House. Secretary Adam* of the Navy then sang as follows: "When I was a lad I went to sea As office boy to an LL.B I served the summons with a smile so bland And I copied the indictments in a big round hand. "I made a reputation with a fountain pen. And now I am the ruler of the U. 6. N. "At Harvard College I made such a name The treasurer I soon became. My knowledge of the law was so acute They elected me the 8ktpper of the Resolute. "I learned to be a tailor back in Nine teen Ten, And now I am ruler of the U. 8. N. "Then I gave myself some good advice. If an Adams sat in the White House twice, I can't Imagine why there shouldn’t be more Who would air their Adam's apples at the Blue Room door. I 'I'd like to make the'White House, but I don’t know when, And meanwhile I'm the ruler of the U. S. N.” Adams’ "sisters, cousins and his aunts" were members of the Navy League, "otherwise known as male D. A. R.’s." Gardiner Tried and Sentenced. ^Tuttle ^Buttercup^ who tumed^wotM^ of the Navy League, came upon tlM stage, singing: "I am called Little Ignorance, Dear Little Ignorance, Though I could never tell why. I am called Little Ignorance, Abysmal Ignorance, Poor little Gardner I! I'm up on statistics and characteristics Of cruisers and aircraft and guns: I know naval lingo, a jolly good jingo; I reckon my knowledge in tons. Then learn of your ignorance, Dear Little Ignorance. Admirals should always excel, Bo learn of your Ignorance, Abysmal ignorance. Come, of 3 our ignorance tell.” Gardiner was tried by a jury, found guilty, and sentenced to apologize Curtis' Soliloquy. Vice President Curtis, clad in Hamlet costume, drifted onto the stage, accom panied by Henry Horatio Allen, and declaimed: "I am a melancholy Kansan. To run for Vice President or not to run—that is the question. Whether tis nobler to take a ■“hance with Herbert on next year's ticket or to seek election to mine old Senate seat in Kansas? To be an eat-and-run diner-out. to be content I with bean soup in the Senate restau rant?” He called on Allen for his private dice, declaring he would settle the issue by a throw, though he would prefer to settle it by a horse race. The dice turned up "Vice President.” and as Curtis went off to tell President Hoover the good news Allen picked up the dice sadly, saying: “Just what I expected. He made these dice himself He'd rather go down with a flagship in Washington than with a rrudseow in Kansas.” The sepne shifted to Warsaw, where the grateful Poles were about to unveil a statue to Senator Borah Borah was there himself, and consented to bo Interviewed by Polish correspondents. The prime minister of Poland entered to unveil the statue to Borah, sajing: "You have put Poland on the map. even if you want to take It ofl again." He pulled the rope, unveiling the statue, which turned out to be Aimee Semple McPherson. Mellon Haled Into Court. Economic conditions were portrayed In a court room setting, where bankers, brokers, economists and Secretary Mel lon were arraigned on various charges of violating traffic regulations on the Prosperity highway. Brought before the court as a traffic violator. Secretary Mellon was intro duced by the arresting officer as ‘‘the gra-atest Sec'tary iv th' Treasury since Julius Ceysur Mellon displayed his driving permit to the judge. "Why, this driving permit expired March 4, 1929,” said the judge. "I fine you 'Easy, judge.” pleaded Mellon. "I I haven't got a cent, and I ow'e over $2 noo.oon.noo" Gov. Pinchot stepped up and offered to pay his fine. Entered the "ultimate pedestrian.” badly crippled, on crutches, with patches over his lace. "My name," he explained to the court, "is Ultimate Pedestrian. I was stand ing on the corner when that broker signaled me to get in his car. That banker gave me a push, and then that economist and that politician told me to hurry up. I was knocked down in the traffic jam. and when I came to all of these men were standing over me and telling me that w»e were funda mentally sound and giving different ad vice. The last I remember was that fellow Andy saying I’d be all right in a few days. That was two years ago, and I'm just getting out of the hospital." Seth Parker at Geneva. The guests were invited to spend an evening with Seth Parker, not at Jones port. Me., but at Geneva, Switzerland. Thereupon the members of the League of Nations entered, attired in costumes indicating their nationalities, while Seth Parker Cecil of England and Ma Briand of Prance took their places at an old fashioned melodeon. "Well. Ma Briand,” said Seth Parker Cecil, "here we are. all gathered at the old Geneva homestead once again; but it's a sad occasion. Dear old Uncle Sam hag not been back since he disap peared in 1919 to tread the primrose path of dalliance with Charles Evans Hughes. Give us a chord, ma.” Thereupon the chorus sang, sadly; “Where is our wandering Sam tonight, The Sam of our tenderest care, The Sam who was once our joy and light, The uncle who gave us the air?” Uncle Sam thereupon appeared in hi* accustomed beard, but dressed in a very much shrunken white sailor suit. He announced that he had been "out in a rowboat with Prank B. Kellogg and we're both all wet.” To the tune of "Just Break the News to Mother" and the melodeon accom paniment, Uncle Sam sang; “Just break the news to Moses; I'm not what he supposes; So tell him not to wait for me, Por I'm not coming home. The White House now discloses There's nothing left for Moses. So fill his cup with hootch for me And break the news to him." With Uncle Sam safe in the League, the chorus sang: "Throw out the life-line, Throw out the life-line. Some one is drifting away. Throw out the life-line, Throw out the life-line, Some one is sinking today I” The scene then shifted to Manchuria, where the Japanese decided that the United States was waging unauthorized war against bandits in Nicaragua; that it had set up a puppet government, and the League of Nations ought to inter vene. Borah Decide* on Manchuria. Pish-tush Borah, one of Japan's leading statesmen, paid his respects to President Hoover and the Kellogg pact as follows: "Our great Mikado, virtuous man, When he to rule our land began, Resolved to try a plan whereby The world might best be aided. So he decreed that all who hence A war of conquest should commence 'Unless it was in self-defense) Should forthwith be blockaded, block aded, blockaded— Should forthwith be blockaded. And I expect that you’ll agree That he was wrong to so decree, And I am wrong and you are wrong, And all Is wrong as wrong can be. President Punishes Senators. The President of Japan, who bore a certain resemblance to President i Hoover, sang: "All prosy, dull, political persons i Who chatter and blrat and bore Are sent by the dozens To Copeland and Couzens, Who speak from ten to four. The jittering Johnson, whose vocal villainies All desire to shirk. Shall during off-hours Exhibit his powers To Dr. Hubert Work. The Watson or Walsh who utters pre dictions In statements to the prees Is made to dwell in a private hell And drink water with Senator Fees. The expert who in the midst of depres sion , Declaims at the White House door Is made to hear screeches from Cool ldge's speeches Delivered in 'twenty-four. “Hoover Plan" Revealed. In the Cotton Pickers' Jubilee the Democrats w'ere assembled to take over control of the House. Representative Kvale, the lone Farmer-Laborite in the House, entered to plead for some of the old retainers about to be ousted, "These men don't want to leave the old place,” he said. "They want a truce —cm the Hoover plan.” “What Hoover plan?” asked Garner. “Mortgage your own borne, brew your own beer, and pick your own jury," ex plained Kvale. , , After Repreeeptetetei toetl and M son, the Republican leader of the House and the former leader, had been ousted Garner and his Democratic colleagues declared their interest in a program ol principle, but shouted that what they really wanted was 'pork.” Guests Are Listed. Attending the dinner were: The President of the United States. The Vice President of the United States. The Secretary of State. The Speaker of the House of Repre sentatives. The Ambassador of Prance. The Ambassador of Japan. The Ambassador of Poland The Ambassador of Argentina. The Ambassador of Mexico The Secretary of the Treasury. The Secretary of War. The Attorney General. The Postmaster General. The Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary of Agriculture. The Secretary of Commerce. The Secretary of Labor. The Hungarian Minister, The Canadian Minister. Bvron s. A lams, Eugene G. Adams, Franklin Adams, counselor. Pan-Ameri can Union; George Akerson, New York City; Sidney s. Alderman, general so licitor, Southern Railway, Richard S. Aldrich, Representative from Rhode Island; Dr. S. A. Alexander, M. C. Arm strong, Hampton, Va.; M. K. Armstrong, Silver Spring, Md., Robert B. Arm strong, Los Angeles Times, Herbert S. Auerbach, Salt Lake City, Utah; M. H. Aylesworth, president. National Broad casting Co. Lsaac Baeharach, Representative from New Jersey; Josiah H, Bailey, Senator from North Carolina George Barr j Baker, New York City; L W. Baldwin. I president, Missouri Pacific Railroad; \ Arthur A. Ballantine, Assistant Sec i Ifta£y of Treasury; David Rankin I Barbee. W. Warren Barbour, Sen ; ator from New Jersey; George L. Barnes, Boston, Mass.; Jerome D. Bar num. Syracuse, N. Y.; Edward S Beck, the Chicago Tribune; Ulric Bell, Louis ville Courier-Journal; James W. Beller, Robert J. Bender, United Press Associa tions; Ira E. Bennett, the Washington : Post; George A. Benson, the Minne apolis Journal; Richard Beresford, New' York City; C. R Berryman, Washington Evening Star; Ali Ismail Bey. secretary Egyptian legation; Karl A Bickell United Press Associations; Leslie L Biffle, Frederic C. Billard, rear admiral commandant, U. S. C G.; Hiram Bing ham, Senator from Connecticut; H M Bitner, the Sun-Telegraph. Pittsburgh Pa ; George H. Blake, Newark, N J ' Sol Bloom. Representative from New York; Alfred W. Bloor, major, USA John S. Blue, New York City; Samuei G. Blythe, Saturday Evening Post' Stuart O. Blythe, the Ladies' Home Journal: Peter Bogdanov, president Am tog Trading Corporation, New York City, Scott W. Bone, Dr. Joel T. Boone captain U. S. N.; J. F. M Bowde’ Washington. D. C.; Charles B. Bradley, Prudential Insurance Co.; ThomRS W. Brahany, Edwin C Branden berg. Raymond P, Brandt, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Capt. Taylor Branson. U. S M C.; Dr Paris E Brengle Ellis O Briggs, Fred A Brit Inn Donvnrnntnti.n _Till__ . , * .. . ’ • **''i*i **»***w*o, nou* mun Brown. Providence Journal, Con stantine A Brown, The Washington Evening Star; George Roth we 11 Brown, the Washington Herald; Harry J, Brown, Salt Lake Tribune; Merwin B Browne* the Buffalo Evening News; Powell Browming, Howard Bruce, Balti more, Md ; H E. C. Bryant, the Raleigh News and Observer; Victor S. Bryant, Jr.. Durham, N. G; Gene Buck. Great Neck, Long Island, George D. Buckley, New York City; E. A. Buel, Baltimore, Md.; Walker S. Buei, Cleveland Plain Dealer. Robert J. Bulkley. Senator from Ohio; W. J Bulow, Senator ffom South Dakota; Dr. Frank F. Bunker, the Car negie Institution; James Francis Burke, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Joseph W Byrnes, Representative from Tennessee. Archie R. Campbell, Detroit, Mich.; A C. Case, William R. Castle. jr„ Un dersecretary of State; Louis S. Cates, New York City; Louis Causse, New York City; William M. Chadbourne, New York City; Charles B. Cheney, the Min neapolis Journal; G. Bowie Chipman, Robert B. Choate, the Boston Herald Raymond Clapper, the United Press: Edward B. Clark. Ross A. Collins, Rep resentative from Mississippi; George C. Compton, Joseph V. Connolly, presi dent. Universal Service, New^ York City; George M. Cook, Chicago, 111.; Edmund F Cooke, Representative from New York; William S. Corby, Edward P. Costigan, Senator from Colorado- Dr John Lee Coulter, United States Tariff Commission; James Couzcns, Senator from Michigan: Judge Joseph W. Cox, associate justice, Supreme Court, Dis trict of Columbia; William Coyne, Wil mington, Dela.; A. L. Cricher. Wash ington, D. C , Dr. George W. Crile, Cleveland, Ohio: Harris M. Crist’ Brooklyn Daily Eagle; Edward Croft! colonel, U. S. A.; John F. Crosby, Great Neck, Long Island; A. S. Cud more. William H. Culver, Chicago. Ill • J. Harry Cunningham, J. Max Cun ningham. Leon M. Davis, Oscar King Davis, Sagamore place. Bronxvllle, N Y Dr William Thornton Davis, Stephen t! De La Mater, Ganson Depew, Buffalo. N. Y.; W. T. Dewart, the New York Sun; Henry L. Doherty, New York City Horaco J. Donnelly, solicitor, Post Office Department; Dr. Francis D. Donoghue Boston, Mass.: Lewis Douglas, Arizona; Carl Dreyfus, Hearst newspapers' Fred erick c. Dumaine, New Hampshire Fred East, Robert O Eaton, North Haven, Conn.; E. W. Edwards. Cincin nati, Ohio; Karl V. Eiker, Charles W Eliot, 2d; Theodore T, Ellis, the Chi-' vago Daily News; Joseph B Ely Gov ernor of Massachusetts; Edmund F Erk^Representative from Pennsylvania-' Richard P. Ernst, Covington, Ky j’ Fred Essary Baltimore Sun; h[ Evans, the Cincinnati Enquirer: Rav D Everson, the Indianapolis New-' *i^a.ro1^ p- Pnblan- Republican Na tional Committeeman, Utah; John H Fahey, the Evening Post, Worcester" Mass.; Walter J^Fahy, New York Citv; rLur.«enp. P,alrbanks thp Indianapolis News, Faj Leone Faurote, New York City; Simeon D. Fess Senator frnm Ohio; Carter Field, the'Bell Syridicat? Harvey S. Firestone, jr.. Akron Ohio1 Robert V. Fleming, Henry p Fletcher’ p™trr t0 Ual> - Mark Foote, Grand Rapids Press; Rudolph Forster, executive clerk, Wh te House Thomas A. Fransioli. New York Cltv Chuide M. Fuess, Philllps-Andover Col FnmhrT u Gableman. Cincinnati Enquirei Michael Gallagher, Cleve land, Ohio, Isaac Gans, Francis P NewYorkC,HYT Cift: JoIm p-Oavlti V. York Cit} , Russell Gcrould Boston WaUeV Asrrc,m°T0n' New York °Clty ; TGenhnne t Prp»Ment. American Gilbert Vh,lL ^BT,aph Co ; Cllnton W. uiiDert, Philadelphia Public Ledger 'PresTwmiamT^G-,^ B^hamton * 1 ss- s. Gilmore, the Detroit Np^-n Edward H. Gilroy, ’ the Newark Evening News; r. M Ginter Harrls Pa ' Ep*Eam D. Glassford, briga nisrtrwni:rfa^■^superintendent of polfce DtstrUt of Columbia: Otis F. Glenn Senator from Illinois: Mark L Good ?"k Dc”if? T'n If ««»» S& Feature ’it c r- Go,rtat°wsky, King SSSTfeV fc Dr'^T'SZ? A^Oreen^st U, S,N 'mlrfdi: Ernrsi Grimlf ch? '! Louis, Mo.; Herman M. GiobeToChn GerovSes Gr0VeS’ lh' Bo5ton Frank Hague, Jersey City N J • morG mT’v** L*Wls Hamman, Balti ™?™V,MdVVlctor H- Hanson, the Bir Y t r«v BWSVE' W- Harden, New Oemgf w’ v * Geor«e B. Harrington, York^Citv J°hn F Harris. New MissisSnni Tt Harrison- Senator from Mississippi, Thomas M. Harvey The Havd'en r-" Eve,?ln* Star: James G Hayden, Cassopolis, Mich.; Jay G Hav rien. Detroit News: Col. J. e Healv HearstTr R*S Hearst ir., New York city; Robert 1 Joseph Heintzman, Cin drick MOrp0; UJ- Thilmfcn Hen tori o lnho■ E- Hennessy, the Bos ton Globe. Arthur S. Henning Ghi Chesteirnlplne’ i.ll6eph Her8esheimer, Rnri i ,Pa;, Frank Hering, South Bind, ind.; William E. Hess Renre Dr D ftrlv Kilr01 William B. Hibbs, wL?' ^S,FckUnf- Fr*nk Hlght, Ed York ' ?har1®* D. Hilles, New ^ork City, Dr. Jam* N. Hillman, presi V u,lmorLW(! Henry College; Joseph to N- Hitchcock, Tucson, AMW VuA Hod*#*, tte-Glmahad Plato Dealer; Frank J. Hogan. John B. Hol lister, Representative from Ohio; George R. Holmes, International News Service; Fred E. Hornaday, the American For ests: James P, Hornaday, the Indian apolis News; Hilleary G. Hoskins on, Louis R. Hovey, Haverhill, Mass.; Dr Harrison E. Howe, editor. Industrial and Engineering Chemicals; Thomas M. Howell. Chicago, 111.; Cordell Hull, Senator from Tennessee: William E Hull, Representative from Illinois: Al fred Hurrell, vice president, Prudential Insurance Co.; Edward N. Hurley, Chi cago, 111. Harvey D. Jacobs. Ernest Lee Jahnckc. Assistant Secretary of the Navy; W Frank James, Representative from Michigan; L. E. Jeffries, vice pres ident, Southern Railway; Frank R. JellefT, Richard Jervis, Edmund F Jewell, the’ Washington Times-Herald; Herbert L. Jones. New York City; Ran dall Jones. Cedar City, Utah; Theodore G. Josltn. the White House. Victor Kaufifmann, The Washington Evening Star: George dcB. Kcim. secre tary. Republican National Committee; Clement E Kennedy. 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Lindley, vice president, New | York Stock Exchange; Thomas P. Lit | tlepage, A. D. Lofflcr, Robert H. Lucas, j executive director Republican National I Committee; Charles B. Lyddane. ! * Wayland W Magee, Federal Reserve Board; Conrad H. Mann, Kansas City, Mo.; Horace A Mann, Edgar Markham, Federal Farm Board; Hunter S. Mars ton. New York City: Herbert E. Martyn, Julian S. Mason, the New York Eve ning Post; Rev. Peter Masterson, J. E Matthews, Philadelphia. Pa ; Thomas N. McCarter. Newark. N. J.; George S. Mc Dowell, Cincinnati: Ohio; Martin J. Mc ] Namara, James M. Mead, Representa ! tive from New York; M. J. Meehan, New' York City; Jesse H. Metcalf, Sena tor from Rhode Island; Stephen O. Metcalf, Providence, R. I; Eugene Meyer, chairman, Federal Reserve Board; Charles Michelson. Democratic National Committee; Carl E. Milliken, former Governor of Maine; A. N. Mil ler. George E. Miller, Detroit News; j Karl V/. Miller, the Detroit News; Og j den Mills. 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Trow bridge, Joseph P Tumulty. Gene Tun ney. New York City. Frederick D. Underwood, New York C Arthur H. Vandenberg. Senator from Michigan; Ear! Venable, secretary, Ra tIBEL TRIAL IS WON BY CHEMICAL HEAD Jury Holds Ex-New York State Official Has No Cause for Action. By the Associated Press. ROCHESTER N Y , December 13.— Francis p. Garvan and the Chemical Foundation, Inc., of which he 1a presi dent, were absolved today of libel I charges brought by Merton E. Lewis, I forrofr State attorney general, when a Supreme Court jury returned a verdict of no cause of action. After a week's trial in which a mass of evidence was offered by both sides In Lewis’ suit for $230,000 damages, the jury agreed on its verdict in 40 minutes. Last of Bitter Battle. The action was the last of bitter liti gation extending over a period of 12 years and growing out of seizure and sale of German property by the alien property custodian during and after the war. Lewis charged that statements of Garvan’s in the trial, a suit growing out of the seizures, in which he accused Lewis of accepting salary from German funds while acting as a Government official, slandered his character and caused him "deep humiliation and chagrin." Supreme Court Justice Marsh N, Tay lor said in his charge to the jury, Gar van's statement was a "qualified priv ilege" as a transcript of testimony in judicial proceedings and its publication not libelous unless express malice could be proved. New Trial Asked. After the verdict was rendered, Clar ence W. McKay, attorney for the plain tiff moved for a new trial. Argument on the motion will be conducted within the month. In his testimony Lewis contended that Garvin had. in his statements, placed him in the circle of discredited Government officials who were accused of accepting bribes from the German government to cripple the United States chemical Industries for the purpose of restoring Germany’s lost supremacy. ---»- - - ■■ KANE IS ACQUITTED OF DROWNING WIFE IN CHESAPEAKE BAY 'Continued From First Page.) not been written on the back of the indictment as required by law in Vir ginia. To Kane's ears this statement came as a verdict of "not guilty.’’ because the court on instructing the jury had said , if the verdict was one of acquittal he j would tell the foreman how to write it j on the indictment. Kane's right hand was now in his j coat pocket and he had completely re i gained his composure as his attorneys led him back to nls chair. Congratulated by Women. When court adjourned, a crowd, mostly women, rushed upon the man ! who a few moments before had been the defendant, to congratulate him. As he left the court room with the officers, the former University of Ten nessee professor said he was glad he was a free man and was not being led to the Elizabeth City County Jail in which he occupied a cell before be ing released under bond after the pre liminary hearing. Commonwealth's Attorney Roland D. Cock remarked that it was "A hard fought, clean trial, with excellent at torneys and an excellent court.” He said he was glad it was over. The State had contended that Kane was guilty of premeditated murder in the drowning of his wife last Septem ber while the two were in bathing at Grandview Beach The defense con tended the drowning was accidental and was caused by a heart attack. 50 Witneasea Testify. More than 50 witnesses, including medical experts from North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, and relatives of Mrs. Kane, testified during the five day trial. Kane took the stand in his own defense and with tears in his eyes told the jury of the drowning and asserted he made frantic effort* to save her. The State sought to prove that the couple's married life was unhappy and that Kane was involved in a love triangle. The State failed, however, to introduce the "Betty” Dahl letter, which the prosecution contended would estab lish a motive for the alleged murder. Kane admitted upon cross-examination that he had invited a Mrs. Dahl to a dance at Port Bragg while he w-as in training there as a Reserve officer. The last of the testimony and in structions were completed at the fore noon session, while the afternoon ses sion was given over to arguments prior to submitting the ease to the jury. Defense Contradicted. Rebuttal testimony was given for the State by members of, Mr*. Kane's fam ily who contradicted statements made by the University of Tennessee profes sor while he was on the stand yester day. Dr. Paul J. Parker of Hampton, a defense witness, testified that "no hu man being on earth could tell whether that woman (Mrs. Kane) died of drowning or heart trouble without a properly performed autopsy.” An au topsy was not conducted. Kane listened attentively, with his ear cupped in his hand, as first the State and then the defense reviewed the accounts of the drowning last Septem ber at Grand View Beach and details of the life of the accused man and his wife. publican* Congressional Committee: Leroy T. Vernon, the Crieago Dally News. Edmund W. Wakelee, Newark. N. J.; Frederic C. Walcott, Senator from Con necticut; Ernest G. Walker, John C Walker, Richard Rush Wallace, col onel, U. S. M. C,: Theodore C. Wallen, the New York Herald-Tribune; P Silas Walter, New York City; E. J Walsh, Alfred L. Warner, James E Watson, Senator from Indiana; E. C M. Watts. John L. Weaver, Jefferson B. 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Henry Xander. ^0lXDS’ colon*!. V. •. A. C. Z»Bm. JuflUn, X, X TSUYOSHI INl'KAI. BECAUSE OF GARB Pontiff Refuses to See Indian Leader in His Native Costume. By th* Associated Press. ROME, December 12. — Mahatma Gandhi came to Rome today in the hope that he might have an audience with Pope Pius, but the meeting did not occur, apparently because the In dian Nationalist leader consistently re fuses to wear any costume except his loin cloth and shawl. Other pressing engagements already made by the Pope were declared by Vatican authorities to have been the reason for the cancellation of the Mahatma's audience. But it was learned the Vatican con sidered Mr. Gandhi's raiment scarcely proper and at the same time considered the matter a bit too delicate to suggest that he garb himself differently. Although Mr. Gandhi did not see the Pope, he spent more than an hour at the Vatican, viewing its priceless art treasures. In the evening the Nationalist leader was received by Premier Mussolini. What they talked about was not di vulged. The meeting was arranged by Gen. Mario Moris, who is Mr. Gandhi’s host while he is in Rome on his way back to India from the Round Table Conference in London. Some difficulty was caused by the fact Gen. Moris speaks no English and Mr. Gandhi speaks no Italian. None the less the Mahatma said he greatly enjoyed his visit to Rome and declared himself much impressed by the city. 500 PANIC-STRICKEN IN THEATER BOMBING None Are Injured in Gary, Ind., Show Blast Arising From Labor Trouble. By th^ Associated Press. GARY, Ind., December 13.—Five hun dred persons watching a "Western thriller" fled in a virtual panic tonight when a bomb exploded In the interior of a small downtown motion picture theater. None was seriously injured. The theater was damaged and windows in nearby buildings were shattered. More than half of the audience con sisted of children. They rushed scream ing for every exit at the roar of the ex plosion. Some were bruised In falls as they clambered over rows of seats. Theater attendants and older persons attempted to restore order, but the children clogged the exits and pushed frantically to get out Union operators In the projection booth of the theater walked out on strike several days ago. With other in-! dependent theater owners, John Lin- j coin, owner, had refused to employ more ! than one operator and had sought to j reduce wages. Operators whose union j affiliations are not recognized by the former operators have been employed since the break. It was the flrst violence since the strike started. BUEL NAMED HEAD OF GRIDIRON CLUB Capital Correspondent of Cleveland Newspaper Elected to Succeed Jay G. Hayden. Walker S. Buel, Washington corres pondent of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, was elected president of the Gridiron Club at the annual meeting yesterday. He succeeds Jay G. Harden of the Detroit News who presided as toast master at the dinner last night. Other officers elected yesterday were; Secretary, Charles G. Ross, St. Louis Poet-Dispatch; secretary, J. Harry Cun ningham, Washington; treasurer, J. I Fred Essary, Baltimore Sun. INUKAI COMPLETES ! JAPANESE CABINET New Premier to Fill Post of Foreign Affairs Until Min ister Is Named. Bv th* Associated Press. TOKIO, Sunday. December 18.— l Tsuyoehl inukai, the "old fox” of Japanese politics, succeeded at 3 o'clock this morning in forming a cabinet com posed of his followers in the Seiyukai party. The premier-designate expected to present his ministerial list to the Emperor early this afternoon, when an embargo on exports of gold also was ex pected to be imposed. He had not yet selected a minister of foreign affairs, although It was expected he would name his son-in-law, Kenkichi Yoshizawa, Japan's spokesman at the League of Nations and her Ambassador at France, to the post. Meanwhile It was announced the premier-designate would fill the post of foreign affair* until a minister was selected. Personnel of Cabinet. The cabinet, as announced by M. Inukai at the conclusion of long con sultations with party leaders and many t'If phene conferences, Includes the o'lowing: Korekiyo Takahasi, minister of finance Tokugoro Nakabashi, home minister. K’saburo Suzuki, justice. Ichiro Hatoyama, education. Yonezo Mayeda, commerce and in dustry. Tpijiro Yamamoto, agriculture and forestry. Takejiro Tokonami, railways. Chuzo Mltsuchi, communications. Toyosuke Hati, overseas. Gen. Sadao Arakl, war. Admiral Mineo Osumi, navy. It was 2 a.m. when the last group of party leaders left M. Nukal's house, and their parting advice was that he try to get some sleep. “What,” he exclaimed, “sleep on a night like this!” Then he went back to the battery of three emergency telephones, which had been Installed in his home Saturday morning, and with the assistance of his son. Ken Inukai, well known novelist, continued his conference with leaders in various parts of the country. Election Seen Early. A general election probably will be held early next year as the Minseito party of the retiring premier. Reijlro Wakatsuki, has 259 votes in the lower house of the Diet against 171 for the Seiyukai party. Pn* ot the first tasks of the new WIL* he to pass on a request by ,or authorisation to send 15,000 aoditiona! troops to Man fhun* to be used as a threat against the Chinese at Chinchow aft*I Inukai announced he had succeeded ip forming a cabinet f" 'ar!y. mating of the min isters he had selected was held at hi* home. YEN PRICE DROPS TO 41, Fear of Abandonment of Gold Standard by Japan Reacts In New York. L NEW YpRK, December 13 (A9).—Be lief that the new government In Japan might take that country's currency off the free gold standard today led to heavy Far Eastern selling of the Japa nese yen. which broke 7.15 cents to a closing figure of 41 cent* for cables, the lowest since Tokip removed the em bargo on gold shipments two years ago. Activity in New York was not pro nounced. Representatives of the Yoko hama Specie Bank at its' New York headquarters expressed belief that re ports were probably exaggerated, Ameri* can bankers did not attach particular importance to-such action, should it ba taken. The principal effect, they said, would be to place Japan more evenly In line with Great Britain In the conquests of foreign markets by the two countries. As a result of Great Britain's departure from the gold basis, they explained, it is enjoying a temporary advantage over competitors. Through cheapening of its own currency, it is reasoned by thoss who favor Inflationary methods, Japan might recapture some business lost to England, particularly In cotton products. The bond market for Japanese secu rities weakened in response to the ru mors. Private corporate issues fared somewhat better. Very little effect was noticeable on the market for raw silk, principal Japanese commodity. A lower price for the yen, it was ex plained. would enable Japan to sell cot ton fabrics abroad at a temporary ad vantage. but raw cotton would cost Japan relatively more to buy. The ef fect upon Japan’s purchases of Ameri can cotton was regarded as prob lematical. BELITTLES LEAGUE ACTION. Soviet Press Says Manchurian Resolu tion to Have Little Effect. MOSCOW. December 13 (Ah.—Soviet newspapers expressed the attitude today that the League of Nations resolution for peace In Manchuria and the change in the Japanese cabinet would not ease the situation between China and Japan. "The plot for dividing China has been confirmed,” Pravda, Communist party organ, said. "The dismemberment of China and the struggle between Im perialists reaches a new stage. Japa nese imperialism has been given a free dom of action which It immediately utilizes.’’ The resignation of the Wakatsuki cabinet in Japan, Pravda said, was caused by a growing "crisis of Japanese imperialism and efforts of the bour geoisie to consolidate their strength for a new adventure.” ■■ —O-— Record Heat in Gotham. NEW YORK, December 12 (A*).—With the mercury climbing to 68, New York today enjoyed the warmest December 12 in the history of the local Weather Bu reau. 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