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International Championship, With Simultaneous Play, to Start April 1. Br the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Jdfcuary B —It it to be a big year for an intellectual pastime, one game of which for a month has received more newspaper space than any blue ribbon contest involving phy sical activity. In retirement from championship play, Ely Culbertson, triumphant over Sidney 6. Lenz in a test of methods of contract bridge, expects to arrange widespread competitions in which brains, not brawn, will count. First there will be an international match between British and American teams, Culbertson acting as the non playing captain of the American side. Britons are to visit him next month to settle upon the details. It is Culbertson’s hope that such a match will be of sufficient appeal that hands and play can be reproduced al most simultaneously in bridge clubs through the United States and Great Britain. Plans have been worked out for a network of wires connecting elec tric switchboards. Match Starts April 1. On April 1 there will be an interna tional championship under Culbertson's auspices with simultaneous play all over the world, tyros and superexperts deal ing with the same selected hands, social leaders competing on the same basis as schoolgirls. The hands will be arranged under Culbertson’s guidance so that there will be one correct final contract for good bidding and one correct result with the best play. A par will be assigned each hand and an Individual competitor’s result will be compared with that. Hands will be sealed and kept secret until the hour for starting the tournament. Results In various cities will be compared by wire and cable. Already inquiries have indicated widespread Interest in such far places as India and China. It will be possible for an entrant to to make a grand slam on a particular hand, yet score far less than by setting a rUral. Possibly the cards may be such’that a slam should not be bid, or If the slam should be bid, then perfect defense would set It. Par for some of the old hands involved may indeed be a minus quantity. Plans Short Rest. The magnate of bridge is planning a short vacation before any further active work in the field which he dom inates and before reaping any rewards that may come from his victory. His bets on the match ate goirg to charity. He and Mrs. Culbertson and Fifi and Frere—the children whose dreams at the Hotel Chatham the kabttzers were warned not to disturb—are leaving for Havana next Wednesday for a week's trip. Culbertson’s rivals still haye rqaterial with which to dispute his leadership. In behalf of the ‘‘official” system of bidding, which the match contract said should be tested In the 150-rubber senes with Culbertson, it is argued . 1. A lead oi 8,980 points m a 150 rubber match is not decisive. , 2. With a partner more in his con fidence throughout, Lenz might indeed have won. He was plus with his sec ond partner. 3. There is no essential difference in the systems. 4. Cards and luck told the. story. Culbertaqp’s Viewpoint. , And Culbertson's viewpoint is: 1. The lead could have been much larger had Culbertson not deliberately taken five different partners, two of them greatly Inexperienced, to show that system, rather than '"personnel, was the main factor. 2. Lenz’ first partner cost Culbertson at least 10,000 points. 3. Inferior methods prevented Lenz and partner from getting full value from their hands. 4. Honor count and no trump count ehow the cards wefe amazingly equal. Here Is the final standing «f partners in the match: t Culbertson’s Partners. Rubbers. Points. Mrs. Culbertson. 88 Plus 365 Waldemar Von Zed wltz . 6 Plus 3,205 Theodore A. Lightner 41 Plus 13,475 Michael Gottlieb .... 8 Minus 2,660 Howard Schenken... Minus 5,405 Lenz’ Partners. Oswald Jacoby.103 Minus 16,840 Comdr. Winfield...-. Liggett, jr. 47 Plus 7,860 -« JULIAN L. GLASCOCK WILL BE BURIED HERE Retired D. C. Fireman, Stricken With Heart Attack. Will Get Funeral Rites Tomorrow. Julian Lee Glascock, a retired mem ber of the District Fire Department, in which he served 26 years, died Friday morning at his home in North Beach, Md., following a heart attack. He was 56 years old. The funeral will be held from Zur horsy's undertaking parlors at 2 o'clock lorryrrow r.fternoon, with Interment in Rock Creek Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Stansbury Lodge, No. 24, F. A. A. M The widow survives, Mr. Glascock was born on March 6, 1875, at Berryville, Va., and was ap pointed to the Fire Department Feb ruary 18. 1904. He won several cita tions. one covering his work at the Knickerbocker disaster. Due to ill health, Mr. Glascock re tired from the department on April 1. 1930, while on duty at the repair shop. He was stricken fatally Thursday night. SEA TRAFFIC IS TOPIC Electrical Engineers to Hear Talk at Cosmos Club Tuesday. The engincring aspects of marine transporation will be discussed by FYank V. Smith, member of the Federal and Marine Department of the General Electric Co., at a meeting of the Wash ington section of the American In stitute of Electrical Engineers at the Cosmos Club Tuesday evening. His talk will be given at 8 o'clock, and will be preceded by the regular speak er's dinner at 6 o'clock. G. L. Weller, chairman of the Washington section, Will preside. TRADE GROUPS ELECT Divisions of Association Choose Chairmen at Meeting. Chairmen elected at a meeting of trade groups of the Merohants and Manufacturers’ Association yesterday are as follows: Ford Young, Ice Cream Manufacturers’ Division; Louis Levay, Laundry Division; Franklin W. Harper, Stationery Section; R. P. Andrews, Paper Section, and Bert Olmsted, Restaurants Section. Other chairmen of trade bodies will be elected at meetings this week. They will constitute a board of governors of the association for the ensuing year. ■ ■ ■ --« A tax on all persons leaving the coun try for-.jracatlons Is favored in England. From the Front Row Reviews and News of Washington's Theaters. Preliminary Showing Of Bicentennial Picture. Representatives of the press and of the motion picture industry attended a preliminary showing of the new bicentennial film at the Warner Eros', headquarters in Washington yesterday. The first public showing has been arranged for the gathering of the Chamber of Com merce, Clarence Whltch'H ana tne regular release is ex pected to be made for Wash ington’s birth day. The picture was not com plete yesterday, one scene not having been prepared, while changes are to be made in some other sec tions. The pro duction, ' which is of the short fllm classifica tion. deals with Washington tlv' man and Wash ington the cit . Patroitic music furnishes the theme of the accom paniment. The scenes of the first half deal with incidents in the career of Washington, showing the divisions represented by the familiar phrase that the father of his country was “First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” The second half, dealing with the city as one of the most attractive of world capitals, presents much that is intended to impress upon the people of the country the beauty and dignity of the Nation's first municipality in civic interest. The role of Washington is filled by Clarence Whitehill, who is a bari tone of the Metropolitan Opera Co., and has expressed his pleasure at the opportunity to play as the first President, for he has been a subject of comment on account of the resemblance that has been noted by his acquaintances. A. J. Her bert played the part of Hamilton and various other persons in the cast represented types of those who fought for the liberty of the Amer ican Colonies. Among the impres sive scenes are those at Valley Forge and at the final review of the Army. There is a spirit of patriotism running through the motion picture and much that appeals to the emotions. D. C. C. “Forbidden," With Barbara Stanwyck, at Earle. 1} ARBARA Stanwyck, who appears •*"* all to infrequently on the screen, is at present to be seen in a strange and sometimes moving film called “Forbidden,” at the Earle. Miss Stanwyck, one of the genuinely nat ural screen actresses, plays the kind of role for which she is famous— namely, that of a girl who loves so completely and so well that life for her is one long bowl of sour cher ries. In other words, she travels down the long, lone years with a smile on her lips but a great big ache in her heart, and in the end has done about everything a woman could do for a man who seems about as mean a creature as ever trod the earth. g This man. played gallantly by Adolph Menjou, like Clarke Gable, in “Possession,” has politics deep in his veins—and, again as"Gable, gets all the way up Jo be governor in spite of a past which is clouded with shame, when, presto, he decides to give up everything for the sake of the woman he has been so unjust to. In this case, however, death snaps the string, and as the governor lies on his deathbed, after having willed half his estate to this lady who wasn’t his wife but the mother of his child, the lady may be seen wandering along the streets and eventually placing the governor’s will in a garbage receptacle. Starting out on a cheerful note, “Forbidden” introduces happy love in Havana between a man and a woman off on a brief week’s vaca tion, which vacation, however, spells disaster to the lady and slow death to the man. The film then delves into a newspaper office, shows the city editor madly in love with this same gal, shows the gal as the mother of an infant, shows the father of the Infant as married and, inci dently, as a lawyer of great prestige, and finally shows bloody murder committed by the gal to hush the stories about the governor’s past which would ruin his career— harking back as it does to Havana and that fatal vacation. Miss Stanwyck becomes, of course, * more harrowed and more harassed as the story goes along and also more and more eloquent. Most of the ladies in the audience were ob served to be weeping before the final curtain, which proves that the star has done her job well. But such a gloomy yarn. Even Ralph Bellamy as the loving city editor eventually turns out to be a villain and is shot down dead by his wife. The stage show, which is not very good, includes a skit by Henry Berg man and Jean McCoy called “Man and Eggs,” Lewis and Altee and some slimly clad dancers in “Non Stop Dancing,” Cass, Mack and Own in “On the Up and Up,” and “Whitey,” the canine star, introduced by Ed Ford, who is much the best of the program. E de S. MELCHER. Keith Vaudeville Features And Film Make Good Program. CTAGE personages who are suffi ^ ciently important to be en titled to individual credit for their cleverness and originality make up a strong vaudeville section of the pro gram at R-K-O Keith’s Theater. There is a slight connecting thread running through the whole, but each of the acts has a distinct place, with emphasis upon comedy and dancing ability. Belle Bennett, who has contributed with distinc tion to screen features during her career, is presented in person and gives an exhibition of effective char acter work in the one act playlet, • Lady Taylor—Waitress,” by John B. Hymcr. Her discriminating per formance is adapted both to the satisfaction of those who appreciate technical skill and to meeting the popular taste. Two outstanding comics, whose ability create a visible spirit of optimism, are Johnny Perkins, whose method is closely attached to his audience, and Clyde Cook of Holly woode who has discovered a style in which his activities are Illuminated by distinctive traits of personality. Mr Perkins is assisted by Ruth Petty and Mr. Cook by Alice Draper, both of whom have their own place as contributors to the program. The three Neal sisters, called "Three Blondes in Blue,” offer a series of good songs, and Gloria Lee and the Harris brothers sing and dance effectively. The film at Keith's, "The Guilty Generation,” is a surprise to the atergoers, in that it takes the old theme of the rival gangsters and makes a story with dramatic force and unusually strong scenes. The play has a striking plot, involving the attempt of a gang chieftain to use his wealth in developing social oromlnence, while, without his knowledge, a romance develops be tween two young persons, son and daughter of the two leaders, whose feud has developed to the tragic point. Incongruity is the basis of an abundant seasoning of comedy and the several characters do some notable work, which is largely de void of the crude contacts of the ordinary gang. Leo Carillo and Constance Cummings, as the father and daughter of the ruling family, give a mo$t satisfactory exhibition of the restrained emotion that is to be expected under such circum stances. Other names known to the motion picture world which are in cluded in the cast are Robert Young, Boris Karloff, Emma Dunn, Leslie Fenton, Ruth Warren, Mur ray Kinnell and Elliott Rothe. D. C. C. Ben Lyon and Rose Hobart Show Ability in “Compromised.” C^OMING through with a plot that has done duty for many a story and play is a huge responsi bility for any one of the stars of the dramatic art—but, that is just what Ben Lyon and Rose Hobart, now at the Metropolitan in “Com promised,” do—come through—and in grand style. Ben Lyon is back, after being submerged in small parts and even weaker plots, with all the old boy ish sincerity which used to dis tinguish him. With him he brings a comparative newcomer, who, if the prognostications of this depart ment come true will be seen more often—Rose Hobart. And there is Delmar Watson, not just another of the child actors, but one who, given a bit more, would have taken the spotlight. Miss Hobart’s acting in this vehicle is splendid, though one would expect her momentarily to break forth and tell her Boston family just where to get off, espe cially the father (Claude Gilling water) who displays so much stern ness in trying to live the lives of his son and his son's wife. Ben Lyon, the husband, finally does break forth and with so much force you’ll want to shout with him. Ecellent photography and finer direction by John Adolfl, combined with the silent sweetness of Miss Hobart as well as her ability to wear clothes like a queen, make this film thoroughly enjoyable. Delmar Watson (not over 5) scampers through just long enough to take a sizable part of the picture for him self. Those who like sweet sin cerity and a story of a love that held despite (or because, if you pre fer) of the efforts of one firm and vain father who disapproved of anyone having a will of their own will like “Compromised” very much. The bill is complete with the news real and two Vitaphone shorts, one a take-off on the employment situation and the other a ventrilo quist act—both of W'hich are ex cellent. J. N- H. ZMusic and ^Musicians Reviews and News of Capital's* Programs. Amelita Galli-Curci Sings in Recital. 'T'HERE is more truth than fiction to the statement that all great singers have their heyday, but are afterwards as well as before still great artists. This may be said par ticularly of Mme. Galli-Curci. whose singing wquali Mme. Galli-Curei. tiCO flic HUV VJJ any means what they used to be, but who still has that “some thing” which enables her to sing an eve ning's program with every in dication of suc cess. Last night, for instance, at C o n s t i tution Hall, she was greeted with more enthusi asm than any singer, includ mg tne dynamic my Fans, nas oeen greeted this year. And, while many remember hearing her not so long ago when her voice was not only a miracle of coloratura perfection, but something almost beyond the realm of human imagination as well, none of these have ever heard her in more gracious mood or in a more' cordial vein of expression. If then the Shadow Song from Meyerbeer's opera “Dinorah” was something less than satisfactory (in contrast to what it was once), there was certainly nothing to mar Mr. Novello’s happy little song, “The Little Diamond,’’ which has a run ning lilt and a captivating grace of its own and wrhich was done to a crisp by the artist. In this as in Homer Samuel’s “Garden Thoughts’’ and the Levy "A Feather in the Wind,” Mme. Galli-Curci spfln out her song with a soft treading meas ure w’hich almost made one forget that her greatest triumphs have been in much higher vocal range. It was not, in fact, her trills and the clear, high eccentricities of her coloratura that won the most glory for her. but the nicely modulated middle range of her voice and her diction, which seems just about faultless. This famed artist was assisted by her husband, Homer Samuels, at the piano, who gave exceptionally de lightful renderings of Debussy’s “General Lavine” eccentric (not up to the standard of the others), “Reverie” and “Golliwog’s Cake Walk”—which always makes us wonder if Gershwin wasn’t just around the corner when it was written—and by Raymond Williams, flutist, who helped with the “Dino rah" and the eternal “Lo, Here the Gentle Lark.” Mme. Galli-Curci was greeted thunderously throughout the pro gram and was particularly obliging with her many encores. E. de S. MELCHER. Hansel and l«reie! „ Repeated at National. Humperdinck's delightful opera, "Hansel and Gretel,” was repeated yesterday afternoon by the Cosmo politan Grand Opera Co., at tjie National Theater. It was sung In English, that is, almost all in Eng lish, the Sandman and Dewman continuing in German, as well as the witch. One did not blame the witch if she liked her part better in its native language, but the combi nation was slightly disturbing to the audience. There was more spirit in yester day's performance, though perhaps th,s was merely an illusion due to the fact that the audience watched more eagerly when they could un derstand the words, and more chil dren clapped their hands with joy when the witch was shoved into the oven to be made into ginger bread. The cast, with Helen Eisler as Gretel, Georgia Standing as Hansel, Alice Haeseler as the mother and witch, and Anna Criona as Sand and Dew Man, was the same as be fore except for Peter, the father, whose role was excellently taken by Luigi Dalle Molle. The angels were much improved over Wednesday’s performance by the absence of their wings and their more graceful at titudes. "Hansel and Gretel” was followed by Leoncavallo’s "Pagliacci,” given again in Italian. The cast was: Nedda, Grace Anthony; Canio. Ivan Ivantzoff; Tonio, Joseph Royer; Beppe, Francesco Curci. and Silvio, Dalle Molle. Mr. Royer did not take the part of Tonio in the pre vious performance and Reserves mention for his fine dramatic sing ing of the prologue. Both operas were conducted by Samossoud. Guiseppi Verdi’s “Rigoletto” was reDeated last evening with the fol lowing cast: The duke, Alexander Kurganoff; Rigoletto, Mario Valle; Gilda, Dorothy Dickerson; Sparafu cile, Amund Sovik; Maddalena, Georgia Standing; Giovanna, Alice Haeseler; Monterone, Vladimir Du binsky; Marullo, Luigi Dalle Molle; Borsa, Francesco Curci; Ceprano, Feodor Golikoff; the countess, Mar ian Bushe, and a page, Helen Eisler. Mr. Canarutto led his orchestra with much spirit and seemed able to draw from-it cantablle melodies, dramatic climaxes and the clever manipulation of themes tossed back and among the different stands. D. C. $800,000 LOSS SET IN SECURITY FRAUD Caldwell and Other Officials of Firm Accused in Suit to Re cover $250,000 Bond. By the Associated Press. NASHVILLE. Tenn., January 9.— I Charging its officers and employes had ! dissipated more than $800,000 in assets 1 by “dishonest acts,” shareholders in The South, Inc., an investment trust company, filed suit in Federal Court today agafnst the Southern Surety Co. of New York, to recover on a $250,000 fidelity bond. Official misconduct was charged to Rogers Caldwell, president, J. D. Carter and E. J. Heitzeberg, vice presidents, and T. W. Goodloe, secretary, all of whom, it is set out, were officers also of Caldwell & Co., investment banking house now in receivership. Caldwell and Carter were alleged to have caused the plaintiff to transfer to Caldwell & Co. $50,000 in cash for use in speculation. They and Heitze berg, the declaration continues, caused funds to be transferred to the Bank of Tennessee, “well knowing its weak financial condition,” resulting in an alleged loss to plaintiff of $487,359.03. The Bank of Tennessee, a subsidiary of Caldwell & Co., failed at about the same time. Among other acts charged to Cald well, Carter and Heitzeberg was the alleged unload of speculative stocks on shares in The South, Inc., resulting in an estimated loss of $200,000. CLOUGH GETS 8 YEARS IN LEESBURG KILLING Jury Returns Verdict of Second Degree Murder After 3 Hours' Deliberation. By the Associated Press. LEESBURG, Va., January 9.—Virgil E. Clough was found guilty of second degree murder in the death of Clayton Littleton tonight by a jury that de liberated three hours before returning a verdict. His punishment was fixed at ! eight years in the State Penitentiary. Judge J. R. H. Alexander said he would hear at a later date the motion of Chief Defense Attorney Charles F. Harrison that the verdict be set aside as contrary to the law and the evi dence. Clough was released under $5,000 bond pending a hearing on the mo tion. The verdict, which came at 9 o’clock, was received calmly by the accused. It brought to an end a four-day trial dur ing which more than a score of wit nesses were heard. Mrs. Mary Littleton, w-idow of the slain man, was the central witness. Called to the stand by the prosecution, she testified that her husband was lazy and intemperate. She denied the prosecution contention that she and Clough were intimate. Alleged intimacy between Mrs. Littleton and Clough was set up by the commonwealth as a I motive for the shooting. Clough testified the shot which fatally wounded Littleton on August 11 was fired in self-defense. He said Lit tleton had bean drinking. He said he fired only aft** Littleton had struck him. Llttletco died on November 21. SIX BILLIONS URGED 31 Economists Make Plea to Hoover for Relief of Un employment. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. January 9.—The ex penditure during 1932 of $6,000,000,000 in an effort to ease unemployment through public works programs is ad vocated in a memorandum signed by 31 economists connected with leading American universities and sent to President Hoover and members of Con gress today. Asserting that annual expenditures for public works have not actually in creased during the past two years, and that the country “raised 35 bil lions to win the war,” the memoran dum advocates immediate measures, not only for increasing employment, but “to save labor power, otherwise in danger of being lost to society under some form of dole." The memorandum specifically sug gests the repairing of old roads, plant ings of trees, landscaping of environs, construction of new transcontinental highways, new Federal buildings, new airports, flood control projects, im proved schools and hospitals for the Indians, drainage and reclamation proj ects, rivers and harbors developments, reforestation, improvement of park systems, removal of slums and the car rying through of regional planning l schemes. Among those signing the memoran dum were Profs. Thomas N. Carver of Harvard, Pail H. Douglas of Chicago, W. W. Loucks of Pennsylvania, Willard L. Thorp, Phillips Bradley and George R. Taylor of Amherst; Arthur Evans Wood of Michigan; Prank H. Streight off and Thomas S. Luck of Indiana, N. J. Ware and C. O. Fisher of Wesleyan, John Ise and Seba Eldridge of Kansas, Gordon B. Hancock of Virginia Union, H. H. McCarty of Iowa, Edwin A. El liott of Texas Christian, David D. Vaughan of Boston University, Everett W. Goodhue of Dartmouth, Truman C. Bigham and Walter J. Matherly of Florida, Edward Berman of Illinois, C. W. Doten of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, J. E. Le Rossignol of Ne braska, John E. Brindley of Iowa State College and L. E. Bowman of the National Community Center Associa tion. Polish Trade Balance Large. WARSAW, Poland, January 9 (JP).— Poland's 1931 trade balance should show a surplus at approximately $46, 000,000 of exports over imports, It was reported today. ■ ■ .. .*.» Fete Film Premiere Set WILL FEATURE C. OF C. ANNIVERSARY. I Clarence Whitehill, baritone. of the Metropolitan Opera Co., as George | Washington, offers a pair of his boots to a soldier at Valley Forge in the picture “Washington—The Man and the Capital,’’ produced in association with the Washington Chamber of Commerce and Warner Bros. FEATURING the entertainment at the twenty-fifth anniversary banquet of the Washington Chamber of Commerce the night of January 26 at the Mayflower Hotel will be the premier showing of the George Washington Bicentennial "talkie”—“Washington—the Man and the Capital.” Vice President Charles Curtis will be the guest of honor and speaker at the banquet. , In making this announcement, Harry King, president of the Chamber of Commerce, said that the Bicentennial "talkie,” as produced by Warner Bros, under chamber sponsorship, has re ceived the approval of the United States and District Bicentennial Commissions. Harry M. Warner, president of Warner Bros., and Clarence Whitehill, baritone of the Metropolitan Opera Co. of New York, who is the star impersonating George Washington in the Bicentennial film, will be special guests at the ban quet. Washington Scenes Filmed. The scenes for the "talkie” were taken early last November in Washington and at Mount Vernon. They picture George Washington in the stirring days of the founding of the Republic; his election as first President, and the unfolding under his direction of the L'Enfant plan for the National Capital, its growth and development. The film includes also airplane views of modern Washington and close-up shots of its principal pub lic buildings and monuments. In addition to Mr. White hill, the cast includes Thomas Mclnerny as, Jeffer son, A. J. Herbert as Alexander Hamil ton, Kenneth Daigneau as James Madi son, and Herbert Delmore as Maj. Pierre Charles L’Enfant. After the first show ing in Washington the film will be re leased on February 22 for showing in motion picture houses throughout the country. Will Be Anniversary Feature. Mr. Thomas P. Littlepage, chamber vice president and chairman of the 25th Anniversary Banquet Com mittee, states. “Since its establish ment May 6, 1907, through the merging of the Business Men’s Association and the Jobbers and Shippers Associa tion, the Washington Chamber of Com merce has given special thought to the upbuilding of public pride in our Na tional Capital. Because the Bicenten nial film is an outstanding contribu tion to this end we felt that it should be made the principal feature of the chamber's 25th anniversary banquet.” Associated with Mr. Littlepage on the Banquet Committee are President Har ry King, honorary chairman; Harry T. Peters, vice chairman, and Vice Presi dents George A. G. Wood, Martin A. Leese, Malcolm G. Gibbs, George E. Keneipp, Edward Goring Bliss, Mrs. Caroline B. Stephen, A. Julian Bry lawski, Creed W. Fulton, Edmund F. Jewell, George C. Havenner, Fenton M. Fadeley, Alfred G. Neal and Charles H. Frame. ALL-METAL HOMES EQUIPPED FOR SUN BATHING FORECAST _JtL_ Research Anticipates Electric Heating, Conditioned Air and Rugless Floors of Rich Design. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, January 9,—The home of tomorrow may be ail metal and have conditioned air, flat roofs featuring elaborate sun-bathing rooms, electric heating and rugless, carpetless floors of rich design. These were characteristics brought out by programs of research and ex periment conducted by organizations interested in raising the efficiency and luxury of home living. Growing out of these and other changes, but particularly the use of steel in house construction, may be drastic revisions in architectural styles for dwellings, the National Association of Real Estate Boards indicates in a summarization of home-improvement trends. The revival of the ceremony of bath ing to the important niche it occupied in the Rome of Julius Caesar's day is seen in the increasing demand for bath rooms of palatial elegance, equipped with lounges, closets and side rooms. Bath rooms in circular form are be coming more popular. Flat Eoofs Adaptable. Flat roofs, which are part of the scheme of steel construction for dwell ings, the association points out, are especially adaptable to the building of sun-bathing rooms. These may be on the roof or just under it, and equipped with a special glass ceiling which would allow the beneficial ultra-violet rays of the sun to reach the bather. As evidence that steel houses are far beyond the visionary state, the asso ciation says there are more than 1,000 such dwellings in the United States already. Spokesmen for the steel industry say that steel structures should be designed as such rather than merely by substi tuting steel for corresponding wooden members. New modes in inside as well as outside design are anticipated. Experiments Going Forward. Experiments in air-conditioning are going forward, under sponsorship of the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers, in Pittsburgh and in 10 major universities. ‘‘Con ditioning” involves the humidification, filtration, circulation and, in hot weather, the cooling of air within a building. Other new trends in the house con struction field are the "shop fabrica tion” of whole kitchen and bath room units on a mass production scale, the introduction of movable partitions for interiors, after the Japanese mode, and the designing of whole neighborhoods ; in architectural harmony. ROBBERS BIND MAN, THEN SEARCH HOME Edmonston, Md., Resident Upsets Telephone to Call Aid After Attackers Flee. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. EDMONSTON, Md., January 9.— After binding and gagging Oliver Den nis and searching his home at Second and Guy avenues, two men, who rep resented themselves as repair men for the telephone company, escaped empty handed this afternoon. Dennis told police the men pointed a revolver at him after being admitted to his house, bound him with an elec tric iron wire nad gagged him with a towel. After searching his clothing and ransacking the house the men made a hasty exit when a delivery truck stopped across the street. Although bound hand and foot and left on the floor, Dennis managed to crawl to the telephone and upset it. The operator, sensing something was wrong, dispatched police to his home. County Policeman Arthur Brown and Town Officer Wilbur Hodges cut the man’s bonds and began an immediate search for the robbers. Dennis is a painter by trade. He was alone in the house when the robbers entered. 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NEW YORK, January 9.—Five de-' tectives, who for a month have posed as Wall Street's shadiest brokers, to day went out of business after trapping two men charged with circulating forged stock certificates. Police Commissioner Edward Mul rooney and President Richard Whitney of the Stock Exchange described the action as "of the utmost importance.” They said $1,500,000 worth of spurious General Motors shares alone had been passed In banking circles throughout the country. Detectives Buy Forged Shares. The detectives, whose names were withheld, opened modest offices In Church street, letting it be known they were planning a branch office In Lynchburg, Va., through which to flood the South with forged certificates. The two "dealers,” who described them selves In the line-up as Charles Mor gan, alias Howard, 32, and Arthur N. Plummer, alias Norton, 38. both of New York, became interested. On Monday they brought a certifi cate for 85 shares of General Motors, for which the detectives said they paid $480. Arrangements were made for tne transfer of 1,800 shares today, the agreed price being $19,500. The men said they were able to locate only 89(1 shares and these were seized, when they were arrested, in the National Empire Trust Co.’s vaults. Two Others Held for Quiz. Authorities said Morgan and Plum mer boasted that $1,500,000 in forged General Motors stocks already had been passed and that forged certificates of A T. & T„ B. M. T. and the United Light & Power Co. were ready for cir culation. One method of putting the worthless shares into currency, they said, was for men to stop messengers, examine their paper* on some pretext, and make the transfer without arousing suspicion. Salvatore Giordano. 47. and Carmine Uccl, 55, both of Brooklyn, were taken to poliee headquarters for questioning. -• FIRE DAMAGES STABLE Horse Slightly Burned Before Led to Safety. Fire last night damaged old stable buildings in the rear of the Arizona Hotel, 310 C street, and slightly burned a lone horse kept in the premises. The animal was led out of the flames before it had suffered serious injury, and taken to the Animal Rescue League for treatment. Companies 3, 6, 14 and 16 answered the alarm. The flames were soon brought under control and confined to the inside of the structures. The Sroperty is owned by the District, bc lg part of that purchased for the site of the new municipal center. Occupants of the Arizona Hotel, which is protected by a fire wall be tween its quarters and the stable, were unaware of the blaze until the engine companies arrived. Police reserves also were sent to the scene. - ' »— Public utility rates in Germany are to be reduced. iTHE WRIGHT CO. Give-away prices! TO IMMEDIATELY CLEAR STOCKS 0 S& N IS FOUND DURING STOCK TAKING! LIVING ROOM SUITES, DINING ROOM SUITES, BED ROOM SUITES, OCCA SIONAL PIECES, BEDS dc BEDDING. 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