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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.
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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.
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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
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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. He had no money in his pos
session, having given his cash to his
wife to go shopping in Hyattsville with
their children.
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m MEN TRAPPED
$1,500,000 of Fake Shares
Passed in U. S„ Pair Tell
Detective “Brokers.”
By the Associated Press.
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.
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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.
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