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Nearby Virginia Congress
Division Threatened by
Stafl Correspondent of The Star.
RICHMOND, V*.. January 20.—Com
plete destruction of the eighth district
and the division of the "spoils" among
the first, seventh and tenth districts
will be proposed in a bill that is to be
Introduced in the Senate before the end
of the week, according to information
received here today.
Passage of such a bill would bring
to a full realization thp worst fears of
the eighth district delegation in the
General Assembly.
•The measure will be fought with
every ounce of energy that Northern
Virginia legislators are able to gen
Plans of Bill.
Details of the redistricting bill were
made public for the first time today.
According to this bill the City of
Alexandria and the counties of Arling
ton. Fairfax, Prince William and Staf
ford. all of which are now a part of the
eighth district, would be combined with
the first district, which consists of the
cities of Newport News. Hampton and
Fredericksburg and the counties of
Spotssylvania, Caroline. King George.
Westmoi eland, Richmond. Essex. King
and Queen, Middlesex, Lancaster,
Northumberland, Mathews, Gloucester,
York. Warrick and Elizabeth City,
forming in area one of the largest dis
tricts in the State and reaching form
Alexandria to Newport News.
The seventh district would acquire
the counties of Loudoun. Fauquier.
Orange and Culpeper, which are now
a part of the eighth district.
Hope in Derision.
The eighth district delegation ex
pressed elation over the decision of
the opposition to make known its plan,
claiming that they are now in a much
better position to work toward the sal
vation of the eighth district as it now
stands. Their chief obstacle, it is said,
is that the plans as proposed come
from the district in which reside for
mer Gov. Harry F. Byrd, and there is
a general inclination on the part of
members of the General Assembly to
do nothing that would weaken him as
a presidential candidate.
The eighth district delegation, as
formerly organized, is engaged in nego
tiations whereby they hope, through
trade with representatives of other dis
tricts who also wish to maintain their
integrity, to save the Northern Vir
ginia section as it is now formed.
Both Representative Howard W.
Smith of the eighth district and S.
Otis Bland of the first district were
in Richmond yesterday afternoon, the
former having been here for the past
two days. Representative Bland at
tended a meeting of the first district
delegation. Those in attendance re
fused to comment upon what transpired
there, but it was assumed that the
meeting was an indication that the first
district is determined if any change is
made in its boundaries it will be an
addition rather than a subtraction.
-Such a combination as is to be pro
posed by the early measure would throw
Representatives Smith and Bland in
the same district and would precipitate
a ‘'battle royal’’ when a choice be
tween the two becomes necessary at the
nixt election.
Both Sides Confident.
Bland's supporters are confident that
the strength he would derive from the
thickly settled Newport News section
would be more than sufficient to elimi
nate Smith, but this Is doubted by the
Northern Virginia delegation, which
has been assured that the Fredericks
burg strenth would be thrown to the
northern end of the district, in which
that city has the most interest
Leaders in the Northern Virginia
aection. lying adjacent to the National
Capital, want to take no chances of
their representation coming from the
Newport News section, believing that
the large amount of Federal aid that
has been forthcoming during the past
several years would be greatly lessened
in the future by failure to retain rep
resentation that is familiar with local
The proposed Early bill is but one
of many redistricting measures that
are expected to be introduced, and its
appearance will probably be the signal
for the introduction of the various
other plans. It also will be the open
ing gun of what promises to be the
biggest battle of the present session.
Police Searching Near Charlottes
ville for Man Charged With
Killing Woman.
•penal Dispatch to The Star.
RICHMOND, Va., January 20.—
Search for Stewart Newsom, 25, a
garage mechanic, who is charged with
the murder here last night of fJlrs.
Violet Applewhite, 32-year-old divorcee,
is being made by Richmond officers in
the neighborhood of Charlottesville to
It is alleged that Newsom went to
the house at which Mrs. Applewhite
resided, in Barton Heights, a few min
utes after she returned home, slipped
into her bed room and fired three bul
lets into her body in the presence of
her 13-vear-oV son.
He is then said to have made his
escape in a taxicab. Letters found in
dicate that Newsom was a former
suitor of the muidered woman, police
A sister of Mrs. Applewhite lives in
Washington, a Mrs. R. B. Roberts.
Colored Man Held to Grand Jury
in Burning: Home of Mrs.
Sophie Bowie.
By thf Antoclated Press.
20.—Phillip Pollard, colored, in a signed
statement yesterday confessed setting
fire to the home of Mrs. Sophie Bowie,
near here. Monday night. The build
ing burned to the ground.
Pollard was held for grand jury ac
tion after a hearing yesterday.
When gasoline was found on furni
ture in the burning bui'ding. Indicating
the fire was of incendiary origin, police
secured bloodhounds, which led them
to Pollard's house.
Pollard said he and another colored
man planned to burn the home of a
Mr. Boulware before Saturday.
Benefit Sale Saturday.
The Washington Unit, League of
Coast Guard Women, will conduct a
“favorite recipe sale" at 1201 Connecti
cut avenue Saturday from 10 o’clock in
the morning to 5 In the afternoon.
Profits will go for relief work among
needy Coert Guardsmen and their
Bauer, Koohanski, Kindler
and Nina Koshetz to Be
Heard Here January 29.
Proceeds of Concert Will Go
Toward Relief of Jobless
As an added feature of this Winter’s
musical rennaisance in Washington, a
g.ant festival is being planned as a
benefit for unemployed musicians,
which should be Included among the
most important musical events this
city has ever known.
Four artists—Nina Koshetz, Harold
Bauer, Paul Kochanski and Hans Kin
dler—will appear in a benefit program,
which will be held Friday night, Jan
uary 26, at the Library of Congress.
The proceeds will go to the Musicians'
Emergency Aid, of which Walter Dam
rosch is chairman, in conjunction with
the Musicians’ Foundation, headed by
Rubin Goldmark.
Koshetz, Bauer, Kochanski and Kin
dler—four of the greatest exponents
of their particular art appearing on
a single program, is something new
in the matter of local concerts. Rus
sia’s greatest performer of native songs,
who has been honored to the extent
of having had eight medern composers
write songs especially for her: a pianist
whose talents have won for him decora
tions by the French government and
applause of the world in general: a
violinist who ranks among the best—
iand a cellist who still Is among the
I blue-ribbon artists.
Fame Won by Kindler.
The cellist is Hans Kindler. who has
i won such respect and admiration tor
his brilliant musicianship at the helm
of the National Symphony Orchestra,
that the public has forgotten his first
laurels were gathered with his cello.
Long before he dreamed of the Na
tional Symphony, Mr. Kindler came to
Washington as a soloist of Immense
reputation and world-wide fame. He
had served well his term as first cellist
under Stokowski's baton In the Phila
delphia Orchestra—he had played here
many times—last season as one of the
stars at Mrs. Townsend's morning mu
slcale—and If reference was made to
him as a musician it w'as taken for
granted that It was as a great maestro
of the cello rather than as a great
maestro of an orchestra.
The benefit concert of the 29th. which
should crowd Mrs. Coolidge's small but
technically perfect auditorium to the
doors, will mark Kindler's debut here
this season as a solo artist. Other cities
have recently heard him in that ca
pacity, but Washington will have him
only as a fourth to one of the most in
teresting programs we are likely to get.
It is seldom that four such artists
are heard on a single evening. For
this reason there is more than casual
Interest attached to the concert.
Special Committee.
Its sponsors, that organization known
as the Friends of Music, whose con
certs at the Library of Congress are
among the most distinguished in the
country, have made every effort to se
cure the best in music and that they
have succeeded is obvious A special
committee, composed of Mrs. Walter
Bruce Howe, Mrs. Tracy Dows, Miss
Grace Dunham Guest and Mrs. Myron
W. Whitney, is arranging the details for
this affair.
All of these artists are well known
to Washingtonians. Mrs. Townsend has
presented all of them at various times
and they have made frequent appear
ances here both in solo recitals and as
soloists with orchestras.
Miss Koshetz has been described often
as the perfect vocalist—her appearance
In Washington last Spring at the cham- j
ber music festival at the Library of
Congress was the occasion for special
praise by no less an authority than Olixi
Downs, and earlier in the season she
had won an ovation at a morning musi
cale for her interpretation of songs—
and since her valued days with the
Moscow Imperial Opera she has climbed
to the heights of success in this epun
try, so that her annual recitals in New
York are among the important events
of the Winter.
Such eminent composers, too, as
Rachmaninoff, Prokofieff. Gretchaninoff,
Joaquin Nin, Georges Hue and others
have written sorgs for her, and she Is
generally known as one of the most
beloved and popular artists of the con
cert 6tage.
Master of Violin.
Harold Bauer, whose planlstic virtues
need no ballyhooings, and whose years
of rich rewards as a past master of his
art have won him the admiration of
both the public and the real musicians,
was once distinguished in another field.
Just as Kindler has put his cello in the
background In favor of the baton, so
Bauer has done away with his violin
in favor of the piano.
Bauer was first trained as a violinist,
studied with his father and Adolph Pol
litzer, made his debut in London and
toured tor nine years as maestro of
the strings. It wasn't, in fact, until
Paderewski made the suggestion to him
(presumably not because he was a poor
violinist) that he turned to the other
field and began his studies in Paris on
an instrument which has served him
even better than its predecessor.
Now Bauer is seldom thought of as
a "fiddler"—it is to be doubted if even
he thinks of himself that way. To be
as great a pianist as he is should be
enough worry for one particular life
Kochanskl Popular.
Koclianski, whose violin produces
tones of impeccable beauty, and whose
command of the bow is a career in it
self, is also familiar as an artist in
this city—and popular—since he re
turns to it year after year—and is al
ways urged to return again.
His work is known with enthusiasm
around the globe—his travelings have
been wide and extensive—and his ac
claim as great as that of the three
other artists who are appearing with
him on the January 28 program.
What he will play on this auspicious
evening is a question—just as no one
knows what Miss Koshe z will sing, or
Mr. Bauer and Mr. Kindler. But it
doesn't really matter. These artists
have demonstrated before that their
taste is as flawless as their artistic
They are ail being awaited with great
eagerness—in a cause which is emi
nently and urgently worth while—and
which it is to be hoped will be sup
ported as it deserves.
Cab Driver’s Identification of
Policeman Told—Hear
ing on Sayer.
Testmony regarding identification by
a taxicab driver of Wallace J. Middle
ton, suspended twelfth precinct police
man, as accomplice of Jack H. Cun
ningham. slain police informer, in a
hi-jacking case, was heard today by
the Police Trial Board.
The case of Middleton was one of
two heard by the board, the other being
that of Policeman James T. Sayer,
fourth precinct, charged with assault.
The Middleton case, which has been
continued several times, was brought
before the board for consideration of
additional evidence. The suspended
policeman is charged with conduct
prejudicial to the good order and dis
cipline of the force.
The hearing today centered around
phases of Middleton's lndentification
as one of the two men who hired a
cab last Spring for use in an al
leged hi-jacking, in the rear of the
1200 block of I street.
Ofliters Are Questioned.
Defense attorneys questioned Detec
tive Sergts. H. E. Brodie and Howard
E. Ogle extensively today concerning
the cab driver's identification of Mid
dleton. The taxi driver, it was brought
cut, was not willing to pick out Middle
ton as the "large man” on the hi
jacking job until he had heard Middle
ton talk.
In the Sayer case the policeman is
accused of using a blackjack to attack
Jack Sheffield, 30, near the latter's
home in the 300 block of Linworth
place southwest last November 12.
Sayer also was charged with using
abusive language to Sheffield s wile, an
The alleged assault took place follow
ing Sheffield's arrest on a charge of
parking in a restricted zone near his
home. Sheffield testified Sayer at first
was going to give him a ticket, but
later took him to the police station.
Start of Investigation.
Capt. Jeremiah Sullivan, fourth pre
! cinct commander, started an Investiga
tion when Pvt. William P. Als, who
accompanied the patrol to Sheffield's
home, called the captain's attention to
a wound on Sheffield's head. Later, In
spector O. T. Davis joined Capt. Sulli
van in an inquiry into the aflair.
Three cases were continued by the
j board, two to enable defense attorneys
i to make a further study and one to en
| able the board to summon other wit
nesses. The cases included that of
William T. Murphy, ninth precinct,
charged with neglect of duty in allow
ing George E. Hicks, a prisoner held on
Oousebreaking charges, to escape at Gal
lir.ger Hospital on January 14; R. A.
Williams, 37, of the third inspection
district headquarters, charged with con
duct unbecoming an officer, and Police
man L. E. Cline, charged with using
unnecessary violence.
LIMA. Peru, January 20 UP.—The
National Assembly has approved an
(eighth article for the Peruvian con
stitution which would deprive members
of the army and navy and priests of
the right to vote in any election. It
also approved making rcgistrrtlon of all
male voters under 60 ccmpulsory.
Believed Dropped by Suspect
After Killing of Mrs. Ilsley
and Her Maid.
A blood-stained pipe, that may have
been used In the slaying of Mrs. Agnes
Boeing Ilsley, socially prominent Mid
dleburg, Va., sportswoman, and her
maid, Mrs. Mina Buckner, was in the
possession of Washington police today.
The pipe was turned over to Inspector
Frank S. W. Burke, chief of detec
tives. A coat believed to have been dis
carded by George Crawford, colored,
suspected of having committed the
double murder, is another bit of pos
sible evidence sent to headquarters by
a resident of Montgomery County, Md.
Found by Road Worker.
A member of a road gang found the
pipe, which is about 3 feet long, near
Cub Run, about 10 miles from Fairfax,
Va. He turned it over to William Mc
Farland, a resident of that section, who,
in turn, gave It to Inspector Burke.
The pipe, according to the inspector,
will be turned over to the District chem
ist for analysis to determine whether
or not the blood with which It Is stained
is that of either of the dead women.
The coet was discarded by a colored
man. said to answer the general de
scription of Crawford, who fled when
Charles Higgins and a boy named Trig
ger, who live near Rockville, came upon
him asleep In a patch of woods near
Leaves Coat Behind.
The man awakened as Higgins and
his companion approched, they said,
and darted into the underbrush, leaving
his coat behind.
Higgins gave the garment to Law
\ rence L. Cecil, who notified Detective
Sergt. Harry K. Wilson, chief of the
homicide squad.
At Wilson's request, the coat was
I taken to headquarters for examination.
Red smudges on it, at first believed to
! have been blood, proved to be brick
I dust, inspection revealed.
Higgins and his companion saw the
I man Sunday. Yesterday, Oscar DiUe
j hay encountered a man of the same
general appearance in another woods
several miles from the one in which
j the coat was discarded.

Nine men and three women charged
with conspiring to violate the prohibi
| tion laws pleaded guilty yesterday be
fore Justice F. D. Letts In District
Supreme Court.
They were Indicted with 24 other per
j sons last December 3 after police had
raided several places here where they
are alleged to have engaged In the
manufacture of peach brandy.
All of those admitting their guilt to
! day had previously entered pleas of not
! guilty. They were Harry Zimberg,
1 Abraham Zimberg, Joseph Zlmberg,
j Helen Zimberg, Bernice Zlmberg, Louise
j Zlmberg. Nick Macchiarleaia, Gus Le
vigne, Louis Specter, Samuel Specter,
: Charles C. Maggio and Ellis L. Morris.
' They were represented by Attorneys
I Denny Hughes and Bart Cline.
Developments of Connecticut
Avenue Tracts Would Re
sult in Filling in Lake.
By * Staff Correspondent of The Star.
CHEVY CHASE, Md . January 20.—
Application for the rezoning, which
would allow apartment houses, store*
and Industrial usage, of three tracts of
land on Connecticut avenue, in North
Chevy Chase, extending north from the
new fire house of the Chevy Chase Fire
Department, opposite the Columbia
Country Club, to the Capital Traction
Co. car barns and approximately 1.500
feet deep, was made by the Chevy
Chase Land Co. to the Board of County
Commissioners yesterday.
The company also applied for re
zoning of a large portion of tire block
in Section la of Chevy Chase, along
Wisconsin avenue just north of the Dis
trict line and bounded by Wisconsin
avenue. Montgomery avenue, Belmont
street and Western avenue. All of the
land on which rezonlng was requested
is now zoned residential "A." allowing
building of one-family dwellings only.
Both applications were referred by the
commissioners to the Maryland-Nation
al Capital Park and Planning Commis
sion for study and recommendation,
while a public hearing is expected to be
arranged on the matter at a later date.
Would Fill in Lake.
The plans for the changes in the
area east of Connecticut avenue as
presented to the Commissioners also
call for the filling In of Chevy Chase
Lake, leaving a stream in the channel.
With the exception of the channel the
lake is largely a swamp at this time.
The total amount of land In this area
on which the re-zoning is asked has
been estimated to contain between 10
and 15 acres.
Two large parcel* of the land along
Connecticut avenue and to the east of
the avenue are asked to be zoned resi
dential “C,” which would allow the
building of apartment houses. Another
strip, running 200 feet along Con
necticut avenue south from the car
barns, would be zoned commercial "D,”
under the application, which would al
low the building of stores, while a large
stretch of land along the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad extending east from the
car barns about 1,000 feet and about
200 feet deep is asked changed to
industrial “E." which would allow its
use for industrial purposes.
Wisconsin Avenue Change.
The application for the change of
zoning on Wisconsin avenue asks that
lots 1 to 15 and 20 to 30, inclusive, tn
Block 6, Section 1A, Chevv Chase, be
changed from residential "A’’ to resi
dential "C,” which would allow the
building of apartment houses. A por
tion of this block along Wisconsin ave
nue from the District line now is zoned
for stores, the application shows.
An official of the Chevy Chase Land
Co., in discussing the makter today,
stated that no arrangements for de
velopment of these various parcels of
land have been made, but that the
company wants to have it available lor
whatever type of development which
seems most suitable at the time build
ing actually may be started.
The company expects to grade the
area along Connecticut avenue north
from the fire house and east to a depth
of about two blocks, if the application
is granted, this official stated.
Police Lieutenant Takes Office as
Circle Club President at
Lieut. Frank Varney of the second
police precinct was installed Monday
night as president of the Circle Club of
Master Masons of Washington during a
ceremony held in the Hamilton Hotel.
The ceremony was conducted by
H. F. Chandler, chairman of the ad
visory board of the master Masons.
Melville Hensey. vice president of the
National League of Masonic Clubs, told
of the convention to be held here dur
ing the "Masonic week" in May. when
the George Washington Masonic Me
morial in Alexandria will be dedicated.
D. D. Isbell, vice president of the
Advisory Board, explained the trans
portation arrangements for the con
Army Announces Important Shifts
as Result of McCoy Going
to Manchuria,
Important changes In the Army were
announced at the War Department
today, due to the recent selection of
Maj. Gen. Frank R. McCoy, command
ing the 4th Corps Area at Fort McPher
son. Ga.. as the representative of the
United States on the commission recent
ly appointed by the League of Nations
to investigate the situation in Man
churia and the controversy lietween
Japan and China,
Maj. Gen. Edward L. King, assistant
chief of staff. G-3, operation* and
training, at the War Department, is
assigned to the command of the 4th
Corps Area at Fort McPherson: Brig.
Gen. Edgar D. Collins, now commanding
the 16th Brigade in this city, is made
assistant chief of staff in charge of
the operations and training division,
War Department; and Brig Gen. Perry
Lester Miles, Infantry, now serving as
professor of military science and tac
tics, University of California, at Los
Angeles, is assigned to the command of
the 16th Brigade in this city.
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Work Declared Key
To Attainment of
Ripe Old Age
Dr. Morris Fishbein Points
to Many Famous Persons
Past 70 Still on Job.
By the Associated Press,
CHICAGO, January 20.—Work staves
off death, even in this age of high-pres
sure living.
Dr. Morris Fishbein, editor of the
American Medical Journal, addressing
the Temple Men’s Club cited prominent
Americans who have exceeded the blbU
cal span of 70 years as proof of the
theory that the way to live long was
to keep right on working. He men
Andrew Mellon, 76, Secretary of the
Treasury; George W. Wickersham, 73,
recently head ot the presidential com
mission; Samuel InsuU, 74, director of
a great utility system: Edwin Markham,
79, poet: Cardinal O'Connell, 72, admin
isters affairs of his archdiocese; Ralph
Modjeski, 71, still active in engineering,
and former United States Senator
James A. Reed, who, at 70 enjoys a
large legal practice.
And there are a host of others, In
cluding Jane Addams. 71: Clarence Dar
row, 74. and Lorado Taft, sculptor, 71.
Montgomery Commission
Guarantees Sum for Sligo
Valley Unit Purchase.
By * Staff Correspondent of The Star.
ROCKVILLE, Md , January 20.—For
: mal approval of the issuance by the
Maryland-National Capital Park and
Planning Commission of $60,000 in 4>/2
per cent gold bonds to the National
Commission, from which the Maryland
Commission will receive *90,000, includ
ing the one-third gift of the Federal Gov
ernment, with which to purchase park
lands in the first unit of Sligo Valley
Parkway, was given by the Board of
County Commissioners here yesterday.
A resolution guaranteeing the $60,000
issue was adopted by the commission
ers and a supplemental agreement
which had already been signed by i
President Hoover, the National Capital
Park and Planning Commission and tire
Maryland Commission, was executed by
Lacy Shaw, president of the commis
sioners, and Barry E. Clark, clerk.
Land Appraised at $91,938.
The appraisal value of the lands to
be purchased In this unit of Sligo Val
ley Parkway was shown as $91,038 52 in
the agreement.
This is the second lot of bonds to be
so executed, as bonds for $96,000, which
netted the Maryland Commission $144,
000. for purchase of lands in the first
unit of Rock Creek Park have already
been issued. The bonds do not begin
to bear interest until eight years after
their date, under the terms of the I
Cramton act.
The Washington Gas Light Co., i
through Attorney Robert Peter, jr., I
filed a petition with the commissioners
taking an appeal from the assessment
placed against it for its intangible
property in the county and asking a
reduction in this assessment of $89,223.
Referred to Council.
The company claimed in its petition
that its intangible assessment is
$281,577, whereas this figure should be
reduced by $89,225 because sufficient
credit was not given them for the assess
ment on their tangible property. The
petition was referred by the commis
sioners to Capt. Joseph C. Cissel, coun
sel; A. H. Griffith, county assessor, and
Lawrence A. Chiswell, State supervisor
of assessments for the county.
Several petitions for rezoning were
referred to the Maryland - National
Capital Park and Planning Commission
for study and recommendation. The
Annapolis & Chesapeake Bay Power Co.
was granted permission to make certain
changes In its poles in the vicinity of
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Stcddard Xng Describes ‘ Assem
bly Line" Verse Writing
at Central High.
Prank exponent of the “assembly
line" school of verse writing, Stoddard
King, humorist and newspaper col
umnist. laid bare some of the secrets
of the craft to an appreciative audience
at the Central High School last night
and illustrated his method with read
ings of his own work.
Briefly, the method as expounded !
consists in acquisition of either an idea ‘
or a jingle and the subsequent building
of a verse upon it: it is centrery to the
rules, according to Mr. King, to use
both the idea and the Jingle In one
That the idea need not be one of
marked weight or serious import was
explained when he read at random
poems built around kitchen sinks, angle
worms, dingbats, women's fashions,
budgeting, neckties, bass violin players,
ice boxes, oil-burning furnaces and the
standardization of sizes of nuts and
bolts. And that the subject matter of
the Jingle was equally Immaterial was
illustrated by a bit of nonsense about
a rabbit with labies and its encounter
with two rabbis.
Quantity production has other com
pensations than simplicity, according to
Mr. King, who pointed to the “one a
day’’ school for those who would make
poetry pay. John Keats at his death
left fewer than 500 poems, he added,
which is scarcely more than a year's
output for the assembly line method, j
King is most widely known as the
author of the lyrics of the wartime |
song, “There's a Long. Long Trail.” I
His appearance last night was under
the auspices of the Community Insti
Mass Meeting Will Outline Plan
of Campaign to Aid Sec
tion's Jobless.
' Unemployment relief as a community
enterprise will take definite form to
morrow night at a mass meeting to be
held at the Chevy Chase Presbyterian
Church, according to plans of sponsors
of the meeting. The Civvy Chase dis
trict will be thoroughly canvassed, every
available job uncovered will be cata
logued and an unemployed man or
woman sent to do the work.
This plan, launched by the Clyde
Kelly Bible Class of the church, is ex
pected to aid materially in lessening
the unemployment problem in Wash
ington. It anticipates the co-operation
of other churches and organizations in
the territory affected, the majority of
which have already taken an active
part in finding jobs and otherwise aid
ing the unemployed.
A number of speakers, including W
Jett Lauck, secretary of the War Labor
Board, will address the meeting, and
an organization to carry out present
tentative plans will be perfected.
The Napoleonic war epoch began a
century of industrial Individualist revo
lution: Oris century begins with a scien
tific socialist revolution. _i
Assets Over
Surplus $1,000,000
Cor. 11th and E St*. N.W.
EDWARD C. BALT*. *«cr«Urr
£Music and ^Musicians
Reviews and News of Capital s Programs.
Gigli In Recital
Win* Customary Ovation.
Beniamino gigli made his
only Washington appearance
of the season yesterday after
noon in recital at Constitu
tion Hall. A large audience,
which was yet not so large as it
should have been, applauded vigor
ously this tenor upon whcse shoul
ders many hate planted the mantle
Beniamino Gigli.
Mr. Caruso.
While it is im
possible to say
that either of
them is at all
like the other,
Mr. Gigli cer
tainly comes
closer in volume
of tone to his
mighty prede
cessor than any
of his singing
brothers. Yes
terday, for in
stance, when he
sang the first
of his encores—
after a first
group of songs
in which he used cniy me
of his surface tones—there was lie
tie question that no such manipula
tion of giant voice material would
be duplicated here again this sea
son. No living tenor has more
abundant resources at his command
or more vitality in execution.
Mr. Gigli's program included the
Cesti ‘Tntorno all'idcl mk>,” two
songs by Palestrina. Martinis
"Plaisir d'amour.” which the tenor
made especially lustrous; such arias
as the "Aida” "Se quel guerrier
io fossi” and the “Quando le, se re
al placido” from “Luisa Miller, and
songs by Schumann. Schubert,
Recli, Rabey and Geehl. of which
the ever-welcome “Du bist wie eine
Blume,” the Recli "Pena d'amore"
and the Geehl "For You Alone" were
It seemed, in fact, contrary to
custom, as if it was these shorter
selections and the artist s many
encores which pleased his listeners
most. While the "Aida" aria was
done with extreme eloquence and
for all its worth, possibly its worth
seems less than it used to, due to
its multiple and continuous per
formances. There was not a flaw
in its rendition, however, and after
ward Gigli received the ovation
which he invariably receives after
each and every one of his groups.
The assisting artist in the after
noon's recital was a young violinist,
Jacqueline Salomons, who proved
herself a deft technician, but some
what cold in the manner of expres
sion. Her most notable work W’as
the ‘‘Adagio Allegro” movement of
the Hacndel "Sonata in A Major,”
in which her tone was clear and true
and her bowing free from the harsh
ness which was discernible in her
later and shorter selections. She
was cordially and heartily applauded
by the audience.
Miguel Sandoval was at the piano
and gave his invaluable assistance
to this lyric program stamped so
especially by the greatness of Gigli’s
really great voice
Organ Recital
At Waugh M. E. Church.
nr HE fourth of a series of organ
*- reettals was presented last night
by Gene Stewart at Waugh M. E.
Church, where Mr. Stewart is organ
ist and director of music.
The program, which was played
from memory, was a varied one,
opening with the prelude to act 3
of ' Lohengrin.” This was followed
by the "Andante" from the "First
Symphony” of Beethoven. These
numbers, arranged toy Mr. Stewart,
lest little by their transcription lrom |
orchestra to organ, as they were |
played with splendid effect. "The j
Legend of the Mountain.” by Karg
Elert, was of special interest since
hearing Karg-Elert himself in Wash
ington last week. The "Meditation
at St. Clotilde,” by Philip James, had
some nice registrational effects.
Sibelius' "Finlandia" was the high
light of the program. It was played
in masterly fashion. The program
also contained some lighter works of
contrasting styles, namely, a Bach
bourree, a Delibes waltz, Ponce's
"Estrellita" and. as an encore, a
Viennese waltz entitled "Vienna, You
Are the City of My Dreams.”
The assisting artist, Portia Clifford
Bailey, soprano, sang two groups of
songs. She possesses a voice of splen
did quality,' and sings refreshingly
true to pitch. The first group com
prised Donaudy's “Luoghi Sereni e
Cari.” Donizetti's "It Is Better to
Laugh.” from “Lucrezia Borgia.” and
the well known “Serenata.” by
Toselli. Mrs. Bailey sang as a second
group “Knowest Thou the Land,"
from “Mignon,” by Thomas. “The
Publican." by Van de Water, and an
encore. “I Know,” by Curran. She
was obliged to respond with a sec
ond encore, Stenson's "The Prayer
Perfect,” R. W. S.
Katharine Frost
Gives Talk Today.
1/ ATHARINE FROST has resumed
her series of piano talks on "The
Art of Listening to Music,” at the
Caroline McKinley Studio, on I
street, and will give a talk this after
noon at 5 o'clock, on ultra modern
French and Spanish compositions by
Honegger and Poulenc, of the fa
mous ‘‘French Six,” and Villa-Lobos,
most prominent of South American
composers of the present day—all of
which will be featured by .fai iha
Graham, at her forthcoming Wash
ington debut in dance concert Fri
day afternoon, at the National
Theater. ,
Concert Tonight by
Rubinsteia Club.
rrHE first concert of the twenty
fourth season of the Rubinstein
Club will be given this evening at
3:30 o'clock in the large ball room
of the Willard Hotel. The assisting
artist will be Steuart Wilson, English
In the Viennese “Serenade,” by
Stevenson, the solo will be taken by
Herman Fakler. popular baritone
soloist; the violin obbligato will be
played by Dorothy Seamans, the
cello obbligato by Daisy Flckenscher,
and the second piano by Edwin
Allen Piles Up Greatest Ma
jority Ever Polled in
By the Associated Press.
NEW ORLEANS, La., January 20.—
O. K. Allen, chairman of the State
Highway Commission, with the backing
of Gov. Huey P. Long, has been nom
inated for Governor of Louisiana by the
largest majority ever polled by a Demo
cratic candidate for that office.
Returns from 564 precincts in yester
day’s primary, more than one-third of
the total, gave Allen a lead of better
than 50 000 over the opposition field of
four candidates.
In the 564 precincts, Allen received
100,740, Dudley J. Leblanc, 30,792;
George Sennetti Guion. 19,330; William
C. Boone, 234, and William L. Clark,
Likewise, John B. Fournet, running
for Lieutenant Governor on the Allen
ticket, held a commanding lead of near
ly 15,000 over his combined opposing
field on returns from 414 precincts out
of 1 441 in the State. The vote stood;
Fournet. 45.739; Ruvian D. Hendrick,
17.729; Lee Lanier, 2,443: Earl K. Long,
9,551; J O. Stewart, 1,138.
The incomplete vote for all other
State officers also showed the Allen
candidates in the lead, with Miss Lucille
May Grace, candidate for register of the
State Land Office and the only woman
In the campaign, holding a decisive
majority over her opponents.
Gov. Long, w'ho threw the full force
of his support behind the Allen ticket,
"It’s all over. Our figures show the
Allen complete-the-work ticket has
been nominated in the first primary by
70.000 majority or over. The whole
ticket has gone in. It is a great vic
tory—another approval by the people
of what we are trying to do for the
State of Louisiana in spite of this
sniping opposition.”
Asked when he planned to take his
scat in the United States Senate, Long
said he “was not in a position to dis
cuss that matter this morning.”
He was elected to the Senate in 1930,
but refused to leave the Governor's
chair until a successor he approved had
been nominated.
Konrad Bercovici, novelist and musi
cian, claims one of the most nearly
complete libraries of gypsy music in the
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Daughter of Retired Army Officer i
Will Be Buried at West
Point, N. Y.
Miss Elmeda Ansell, 27, who died in
China December 17 while en rente to
the Philippine Islands for a visit, will
be buried tomorrow in the cemetery at ;
the United States Military Academy, j
West Point, N, Y. She was the daugh
ter of Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Samuel T.
Ansell, 1957 Biltnaore street.
Born in Chapel Hill, N. C., Miss An
1 sell was educated in the District public
schools, at Miss Madiera's School here,
trom which she was graduated in 1921,
and at Vassar College. Later she was
employed in the music and print .di
visions of the Library of Congress.
Besides her father, who resigned from
the Army in 1919 and is now an at
torney in Washington, Miss Ansell Is
survived by her mother, two brothers,
Burr Tracy Ansell and Samuel T. An
sell, jr., and a sister, Miss Nancy Lydia
j Ansell.
Funeral services were held this morn
ing in St. Paul’s Chapel, Rock Creek j
Cemetery, for Mrs. Louise E. Perkins,
widow of former Senator Bishop W.
Perkins of Oswego, Kans.
Mrs. Perkins, who died Thursday in
I New Orleans, had lived in Washington
i for many years during the time her
5 husband represented Kansas in the
I Senate. The Senator died in 1892.
She is survived by two daughters.
; Mrs. William A Hill and Mrs. Frank
j C. Letts, both of this city, and a son
j Bishop C. Perkins of New Orleans. i
? ’ „1 ,n
City Gets $12,500,000 From
Banks for Eleven Days
at Six Per Cent.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. January 20.—A $12,
500,000 loan enabled the city to meet
$27,800,000 in short-term obligations to
day and has staved off for the moment
a erisis in its vexed financial problem.
The loan was advanced by one of
the group of banks with which city of
ficials have been negotiating for a much
larger sum. It runs only until February
1 and carries 6 per cent interest, the
highest rate ever paid by the city and
the maximum at which it can borrow
under the law. The name of the bank
was withheld.
Inasmuch as the amount of the loan
represents less than half of the obliga
tions which fell due today, the city was
obliged to dip into its scant cash re
serves for the balance as well as for
funds to meet $5,000,000 in interest
Big Tay Roll Due.
Controller Charles W. Berrysald the
city has $24,000,000 cash on hand. By
Saturday a pay roll of $1,500,000 must
be met, making a total of $34,300,000 to
be paid out by the city this week. This
will leave a cash balance of about $2,
000.000, the lowest figure to which the
city's cash reserve lias fallen since the
consolidation into Greater New York.
The lact that the 11-day $12,500,000
loan is but a palliative and that the city
is cn a hand-to-mouth basis is indicat
ed by the problems immediately ahead.
Before 1b? end of the month additional
loans nr.* be negotiated to meet $50,
000,000 nUre in short-term obligations
as well as binds for pay rolls and other
The Committee of the Whole of the
Board of Estimates added $14,464,903
yesterday to the total of projects upon
which action has been deferred until
the city's financial tangle has been un
Improvements Delayed.
The action was begun last week w hen
the Board of Estimate suspended in
definitely proposals for $110,114,121 In
improvements as the first step in Mayor .
Walker’s retrenchment campaign.
The largest item upon which action
has been suspended is the proposal for
the issuance of $78,859,000 in corporate
stock for the development of the Dela
ware water supply. ,
The deferred items include $87,409,
000 for water supply, $29,396,144 li-ted
as general, including water front, light
ing and public building improvement,
and $4,038,814 for schools. This fig
ure does not include two school pioj
ects for which no estimates were given.
Also there is a total of $1,257,024 In
park acquisition and improvement
Another retrenchment move was
made yesterday w'hen several classes
of skilled and unskilled city workmen
oh a per diem basis were ordered on
a five-day week.
Woodside Complaints of Violations
on Second Avenue Result
in Arrests.
By a Staff Correspondent of The Star.
SILVER SPRING. Md., January 20.
—Following receipt of a number of
complaints from residents of the Wood
side area. Just north of here, that
autoists speed up and down Second
avenue, Policeman Laurence Dixon ar
rested six drivers on charges of exceed
ing 25 miles per hour.
Charles T. Young of 1320 Fairmont
street, Washington, driver of a laundry
truck, put up $7.50 collateral on speed
ing charges, while Lawrence L. Foster
of Bethesda, driver for another laundry^
was required to leave $3.50 collateral
on similar charges.
Four other drivers, all residents at
Maryland, were summonded to appear
by Officer Dixon. The cases are set for
trial in Police Court at Rockville to
morrow. Warrants were issued by
Justice of the Peace David Mears.
The British war office has received $1
“conscience money,” sent anonymously.
Just Think of It—
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door every evening and Sunday
morning at l*£c per day and 5c
Sunday. Can you afford to be
without this service at this cost?
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