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MRS. Gi OVER DIES
OF LONG ILLNESS Wife of Assistant Postmaster General Succumbs at Age of 52. Mrs. W. Irving D over, wife of the Assistant PoetmasU r General, died shortly before noon today at her home. «tt the Wardman Park Hotel, after a long illness. She was 52 years old. Mrs, Glover was born in Green Point. Brooklyn, N. Y., and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Englis. Her father was one of th? early wooden shipbuilders of the country, and was formerly operator of the Hudson River night boats between New York City and Albany. . Active in Society. Mr*. Glover* heme was at Engle wood, N. J„ but since her husbands appointment to the Post Office Depart ment in 1921 she .had lived at the Wardman Park. Until two years ago ahe was active in society and was •specially interested In the ladies of the Junior cabinet. Mrs Glover attended Dobbs Perry School, in New York, and was an ac tive member of the Dobbs Washington Alumnae An ardent Philatelist', she had been collecting stamps since she was 14 vears old and her collection is re garded as one of the most interesting In the country possessed by a woman. She was the first woman member of the Collectors' Club of New York and was a member of long standing in the American Philatelic Society and As sociation for Stamp Exhibitions 8he possessed a collection of "first day covers," said to be among the best, con taining several unusual Lindbergh covers Member of G. O. P. League. Mrs Glover had been affiliated with Republican organisations, both in New Jersey and Washington, and she was a member of the League of Republican Women here. She was a member of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. , _. , Besides her husband she Is survived by three children, Thomas, Warren Irv ing Jr., and Prances Glover, and three sisters. Mrs. J. R. Melcher, Mrs. Charles D. Sayre and Mrs. John H. Emanuel, •11 of Englewood. * Funeral services will be held at the "New York Avenue Church Monday aft ernoon. Burial will be In Greenwood _ Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y. THE WEATHER District of Columbia—Rain tonight, probablv ending tomorrow morning; colder late tonight and tomorrow; low est temperature tonight about 45 de grees; increasing southeast and south winds, shifting to northwest late to night. . . ., Maryland—Rain tonight, probably ending tomorrow morning, except snow flurries in extreme west portion tomor row; colder late tonight and tomorrow; Increasing southeast and south winds, shifting to northwest late tonight. Virginia—Rain tonight, probably end ing tomorrow morning; colder tomorrow and in west and extreme north portions late tonight; fresh southwest, shifting to northwest, winds. West Virginia—Rain and much cold er, probably changing to snow flurries In north portion tonight; tomorrow Sen era 11 y fair and colder, except snow urries in northeast portion. Report for last 24 Hours. Temperature. Barometer. Yesterday— Degrees. Inches. 4 p.m. (0 30.05 8 p.m. $7 30.09 Midnight. 54 30.11 Today— 4 a m.. 52 30.10 8 a.m. 51 30.07 Noon . 52 29.98 Highest, 61, 3 pm. yesterday. Year ago 48. Lowest, 51, 7 am. today. Year ago, 26. Tide Tables. (Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) Today. Tomorrow. High . 7:55a.m. 8:40 a.m. Low . 2:29 am. 3:11a.m. High ....... 8:55p.m. 8:59p.m. Low . 2:27p.m. 3:11p.m. The Sun and Moon. Rises. Sets. 8un, today ... 7:22 5:18 Sun. tomorrow 7:22 5:19 Moon, today.. 5:26 p.m: 7:44 a.m. Automobile lamps to be lighted one half hour after sunset. Rainfall. Monthly rainfall in inches in the O pital (current month to date): Month. 1932. Average. Record. January .... 4.01 3.55 7 09 '82 February. 3.27 6.84 ’84 Marrh . 3.75 8 84 ’91 April . 3.27 9.13 ’89 May . 3.70 10.69 ’89 June . 4 13 10 94 '00 July . 4.71 10.63 ’86 August . 4.01 1441 28 September. 3 24 10.81 '76 October . 2 84 8 57 '85 November. 2.37 8 69 ’89 December . 3.32 7.56 ’01 Weather In Various Cities. ^Temperature g -a Stations. » 2* Weather. . “ Z * : 3 Abilene. Tex... SO.16 40 36 0 04 Clear Albany. N Y... 30.20 46 26 . Cloudy Atlanta, Ga_ 30 10 70 56 . Cloudy Atlantic City . SO 14 60 46 .... Rain flltiiBOre. Md . 30.00 60 50 Cloudy irmmgham ... 30 02 72 62 OOlRatw lamarck, N D. 30 30 26 6 . Clear Boston. Mass .. 30 24 40 32 0 20 Cloudy Buffalo. N Y 30 02 42 32 . Cloudy Charleston. SC. 30 16 74 56 Clear Chicago 111- 29 96 38 34 0 08 Snow Cincinnati, Ohio 29 68 54 48 0 34 Rain Cleveland, Ohio 29 94 42 40 0 01 Cloudy Columbia, 8 C. 30 18 72 54 .... Pt c loudy Denver. Colo... 30 50 34 16 _ Pt cloudy Detroit. Mich... 30 00 44 36 .... Rain El Paso. Tex... 30 16 54 30 _ Clear Galveston Tex. 30 OO 70 58 1 02 Rain Helena, Mont... 30 58 30 18 .... Clear Huron. 8. Dak. 30 24 26 10 .... Clear Indianapolis,Ind 29 86 50 44 0 28 Rain Jacksonville Fa. 30 18 74 62 Clear Kansas City Mo 30 14 34 28 0 01 Snow Los Angeles.... 30.26 62 44 Clear Louisville. Ky.. 29 86 56 46 0 66 Rain Miami. Fa. 30 16 76 72 ... Pt.cloudy New Orleans 30 00 78 68 0 08 Pt cloudy New York, N Y. 30 16 54 52 Rain Oklahoma City. 30 22 56 32 0 10 Cloudy Omaha. Nebr.. 30 20 28 20 _ Cloudy Philadelphia . 30 14 56 48 .... Rain Phoenix. Aril... 30 22 60 30 Clear Pittsburgh. Pa . >0 00 52 46 0 26 Rain Portland Me 30 26 32 24 0.02 Cloudy Portland. Oreg.30 54 44 32 .... Clear Raleigh N. C. 30 19 72 54 Cloudy Balt Lake City. 30 60 26 8 0 01 Clear Ban Antonio 29 98 72 52 0 02 Cloudy Ban Diego. Calit 30 24 62 42 ... Cloudy Stn Prancltco. 30 32 56 44 .... Cloudy St. Louis. Mo . 29 94 42 36 0 20 Cloudy Bt Paill. Minn. 30 04 20 14 .... Snow Seattle. Wash . 30 5# 42 32 .... Clear Spokane. Wash. 30 76 36 12 _ Clear Tampa. Fa ..30 16 80 60 .... Fog WASH.. D C... 30.06 61 51 .... Cloudy FOREIGN. (7 lb., Greenwich time, today ) Stations Temperature. Weather. London. Enaland. 47 Rain Paris Prance.. SO Posey Vienna, Austria. 30 Cioudy Berlin, Germany. 30 Poesy Brest Prance . 50 Cloudy Zurich. Switserlsnd. SO Part cloudy Stockholm. Sweden. 37 Part cloud? (Noon, Greenwich time, today ) Harts (Fayall. Arores,.. 58 Part cloudy (Current observations) Hamilton. Bermuda . #4 Part cloudy San Juan. Porto Rico... 7* Part cloudy Havana. Cuba. W Clear Colon. Canal Zone. 78 . Cloudy In the last fiscal year Canada im rted from the United States for use highway work more than 34.000.000 pounds of calcium chloride, which is used in the hardening and curing of cemcnC From the Front Row % Reviews and News of Washington s Theaters. Charlie Chan Play at Fox, With Effective Stage Show. THERE Is enough mystery In “Charlie Chan's Chance,’’ at the Fox Theater, to keep an audience on the alert for the fine points of the plot, for there is an international hunt for a criminal, with crimes on both sides of the Atlantic. There is pleasure in following me a d v entures of this character, which has been Identified with the personality of Warner O 1 a n d, physi cally the em bodiment of the police genius who has been made the sub ject of a series of stories and plays. In addition to the work of the keen but humor Warner Oland. «>US Mr. Uiana and his screen associate^, there is a well organized stage performance, with numerous talented performer*, and two or three outstanding feature acts in a per formance that never lags. There is evident throughout the performance that attention to detail which is cus tomarv at the Fox. especially the co ordinating of the show in such a w'ay that the effect is of a continu ous program. From the standpoint of originality and personal talent, the contribution of Zelda Santley is most effective. In a period of the dominance of sight acts she points the way to the restoration of the traditional to the stage and the demonstration that good acting is the ultimate requirement in such performances. Her style is asso ciated with genuine personality, and her ability to imitate known char acters is cleverly demonstrated. There is also much interest in the elaborate feature, which is both a farewell to Les Stevens and the Diplomats and an introduction to La Mae and Alice Louise in finished demonstrations of the tango and other dance numbers. Their accom paniment is uniquely conceived, ar tistic in effect and remarkably ap propriate to the nature of the dances. One of the further unusual features of the program is an exhibition of daring adagio on a darkened stage with white costumes, in which "Three Jacks and a Queen" score emphatically. Others on the pro gram who do their share with mu sical and comedy features are Kirk and Lawu-ence, with imitation rodeo horses: Lee Wilmot, Ralph Peters and Kathleen Kay. In the Charlie Chan play, which has a typical Chan plot, there is ex cellent work by the associate play ers. especially H. B. Warner, Alex ander Kirkland and Marian Nixon. The Fox also offers short subjects, including some musical selections characteristic of the Tyrol. D. C. C. •‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” As Good and Gruesome as Ever. UIAR JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE" is a pleasantly unpleasant pic ture. Based on the gruesome legend of duo-eccentricity written many years ago by Robert Louis Stevenson, its cinematic resurrection has been cunningly executed by Director Rou ben Mamoulian and brilliantly acted by Frederick March. The first audi ence yesterday, at the Columbia, sat properly enthralled and refused to wiggle until the last of Mr. Hyde had been seen. Mr. Mamoulian, who used to be the Theater Guild's fair-haired di rector. has caught the spirit of hair raising horror to an amazing degree. By pitching his camera at almost anv angle, he has done things just a little different from any one before him. with the result that he has made Mr. Stevenson’s story seem not so cld as it is, and has done so well by Mr. March that the latter may now definitely be nominated for John Barrymore's crown, whenever the latter chooses to relinquish it. The most exciting minute, of course, which is far too complicated for youngsters to see, is when Dr. Jekyll mixes a kind of chemical bromo-seltzer and. tossing it down, changes himself into a grim monster, with lavish tooth display and a head of such hideous proportions as only a very tender mother could love. This change from handsome man to unhandsome beast has been treated with great skill, the lines in Mr, March's face gradually receding in favor of the blotches and effronteries of his animal successor, and his manner of grunts and groans com ing in as a funeral theme song. When this is done (most effectively) in front of a mirror, the audience may be seen to cringe and the fright to be as great as any caused by cinematic wizardry this year. Mr. March is splendidly grotesque as Mr. Hyde and properly amorous and otherwise as the eccentric doc tor, who feels that man is two dis tinct and separate entities. This is by far the best piece of work March has done—and may be ranked among the season’s best. He is splen didly assisted by that delightful actress, Miriam Hopkins, and to a lesser degree by Rose Hobart, who loves the strange doctor nigh unto death. E. de S. MELCHER. Lew Ayres at the Rialto In “Heaven on Earth.” D OMANCE of a sort is offered In -*'■ “Heaven on Earth," Lew Ayres’ new' picture at the Rialto Theater. The showr probably will be a box offlce success, because Ayres is be coming a favorite with the women. It undoubtedly will appeal to the ultra sentimental. The plot is all clutter ed up with broken hearts and shat tered illusions. A feud between a steamboat crew and a shantyboat settlement is thrown in for good measure. One of the bright spots of the picture is the exceptionally good character acting of Elisabeth Patter son. She plays the role of aunt somebody or other, who promotes love affairs with a new’ type of magic wand which she calls “goofer dust.” She smokes a mean looking corn cob pipe, which the audience can almost smell, and tvards off ghosts with a “spirit bag’’ made of mosquito netting. Most of the cast affect a Southern drawl. They talk as if they never had been south of Brooklyn or possi bly Philadelphia. Hollywood pro ducers—all of them—don’t seem to realise a Southern accent, regard less of its merit, cannot be success fully imitated. It's like rheumatism or the seven-year-itch, one either has it or one doesn’t, and once you have it you can't get rid of it. Not that any one with a Southern accent ever wanted to talk in any other fashion. Youngsters will like the picture be cause of its performing dog and the backwash antics of a disgruntled steamboat captain, who knows how to make his vessel do everything but talk. D. B. W. Locw'i Palace Offers "This .Heckle* Age.” A VERY human, truthful and en tertalnlng story of two doting nrents and their son and daughter, 1 plfylng the youth of today with Its li responsibility and thoughtlessness, but Its fundamental straightforward ness, efficiency and lovableneas. Is entertainingly portrayed In "This Reckless Age," the week's feature at the Palace. Every parent of offspring of high school or college age should see the picture. It sqfgnds an optomlatic note at a period when ominous prophecies and shakings of the head accompany all stories and plays woven about tlie convention-careless younger gen eration. It shows that, despite the extravagance, thoughtlessness, and defiance of all well established rules of society, on the part of our “wild" young people, when It comes to a showdown, they are all right, and efficiency and action take the place of foolishness and extravagance. The weakness and incredibility of the story, in which the brilliant, family-loving father finds himself In serious trouble through the careless signing of an important paper. Is forgotten by the excellent acting of the cast throughout. Although sup posedly a story of today's young people, it is pre-eminently a por trayal of the problems, Joys and worries of the average modern mother and father. For once, the cinema does not represent the father and mother of an 18 and 20 year old son and daughter as old. decrepit creatures, lacking In charm and per sonality. merely living to lean on the shoulders of their children. Frances Starr is the typical, at tractive mother of today, young enough to sympathize with the love of "flesh pots" of her pretty, dancing daughter. Richard Bennett as “Dad.” is what “every boy should have," sacrificing personal necessities and keenly en joying his sacrifices in the knowledge that it will give his boy an educa tion. His disappointment when his son returns from college with the news he is to marry, Instead of graduating, affords opportunity for a bit of superb acting. Briefly, telling the story of the Ingles family—mother, father, son Bradley and daughter Lois—the play introduces the parents awaiting the Christmas homecoming of their col lege boy and girl. After a series of complications, including telegrams for money, staying out all night, wrecking other people’s cars and causing innumerable petty disap pointments to their parents. Brad ley and Lots and Mary, Brad's fiancee, emerge victorious and triumphant in solving the problem of Mr. Ingles' financial difficulties. “This Reckless Age" is by no means what its title would imply. It is an appealing and frequently humorous portrayal of the problems of today's society parents, sitting up until 6 in the morning for daugh ters to come home.» The cast includes Buddy Rogers, lovable as Bradley; pretty Frances Dee as Lois, Richard Bennett as Dad, Frances Starr at her best as Mrs. Ingles, Peggv Shannon as Mary and Charlie Ruggles as Goliath, the wealthy bachelor friend of the fam ily, godfather of Lois and eventually the man she marries—frankly, the one disappointing feature of the storv. Included on the program are some interesting short-reel pictures, in cluding a very lovely travelogue of Ireland, throughout which old and popular melodies of the Emerald Isle are introduced. This is one of the few short reels which deserve particular mention and its con clusion was marked by hearty and enthusiastic applause. On the stage the “Hollywood Col legians" entertain with numerous popular songs and novelty numbers, while Marcelle Williams and Helen Carltons add some entertaining terpaichorean bits. G. 8. 8. 20,000 TAKE V. F. W. OATHS OVER RADIO Tribute Paid Commander De Coe at Banquet—Patman’s Bonus Speech Broadcast. Initiated over the radio, 20,000 ex service men last night became members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, their oaths administered by Commander in Chief Darold D. de Coe. while he was guest of honor at a banquet in the Na tional Press Club. After nearly a score of officials, legis lators end military officers had paid tribute to Comdr. De Coe, and Repre sentative Wright Patman. Democrat of Texas, had spoken over the air on his plan for cash payment of soldiers’ bonus, the commander Initiated the new members of the V. F. W. in 2,500 posts throughout the country. Representative William P. Connery, Democrat of Massachusetts, was toast master and introduced the guests of honor, who included Gen. Frame T1 Hines, director of the Veterans’ Admin istration; Admiral Robert E. Coontz, Maj. Gen. Ben H. Fuller. Brig. Gen Henry J. Riley, Thomas E. Campbell and Representatives Lamar Jeffers, Paul Kvale, John J. Corcoran, Wilbur White and Ralph Horr. MRS. HANNAH KENNEDY DEAD HERE AT AGE OF 81 Long Illnes* Prove* Fatal at Daughter's Home—Resident of District for 20 Years. Mrs. Hannah Lithgow Kennedy, 81, wife of Logan P. Kennedy, died today after a long illness at the home of her daughteV. Mrs. M. H. McIntyre, 3106 Thirty-fourth street. Bom in Louisville March 7, 1851, Mrs. Kennedy was married there in March. 1871. She and her husband celebrated their sixtieth anniversary last March. She had resided in the District for 20 years. Mr*. Kennedy is survived by her husband, two daughters. Mr*. McIntyre and Mrs. Henry C. Bonnycastle, both of this city; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the residence Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville. ■ —-— » - •— OFFICERS ARE ORDERED TO DUTY IN FRANCE Group Assigned in Connection With Pilgrimage of Mother* and Widows of Soldiers. Officers ordered to Paris for duty in connection with the pilgrimage of mothers and widows to the ceme teries of Europe, include the following: Maj O. B. Bolibaugh at Fort Sam Houston Tex.; Maj. E A. Casserly at El Paso, Tex.; Maj. A. R. Oaines at Denver. Colo.: Maj. W. L. Starnes at Fort Bennlng, Ga., and Maj. F. O. Stone at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., all of the Medical Corps, and Capt. R. H. Bacon, Field Artillery, at Des Moines. Iowa, Capt. D. G. Barr, Infantry, at Fort Knox, Ky.; Capt. S. J. Boon, Cavalry, at Fort Russell. Tex.; Capt. Clarence Longacre, Quartermaster Corps, at Duncan Field, Tex. and Lieut T. W. Hammond. Jr., Infantry, at Fort Washington Md. Other officers ordered to duty at New York City In connection with the pilgrimage to Europe are Capt. J. E. Grose, Infantry, at Vancouver Bar racks. Wash.; Capt. J. P. Ratay, Field Arthlery. at Fort Hoyle, Md.; Capt. W. R. McReynolds. Infantry, at Gettys burg. Pa., and Capt. C. O. Shelton, Coast Artillery, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Turkey has restricted th^TSm porta tion of motion picture films; D. C. LIVING COSTS 8.4 PER CENT LOIR Figure for Year Is Based on $2,OCX) Income by Bu reau of Statistics. The cost of living for families in Waahington whose Incomes are not more than $2,000 per year has decreased 8.4 per cent during the last year, the Labor Department's Bureau of Statistics an nounced today. This means the pur chasing power of the homemaker's dol lar is now valued at about 72 cents, as against an even $1 in 1913. The purchasing power of the dollar at the end of December. 1930, accord ing to the bureau, was a fraction less than 66 cents. At the same time the bureau com puted the cost of living for the entire United States at 9.3 per cent lower than in December, 1930, as based on a survey in 32 cities. The index number for the cost of living throughout the Nation is 145.8, based on the coat of 100 in 1913. In other words, the purchasing power of the dollar among the working class is now a fraction more than 68 cents, as against an even *1 in 1913. The dollar's value at the end of 1930 was 62.2 cents, showing an increase in its power during the last 12 months of only approximately 6 cents. Increase During Slump. In December, 1929, two months after the Wall Street crash, which started the prevailing depression, the Nation had a dollar purchasing power of 58.3 cents, revealing an increase for the entire country of about 10 cents during this slump period. Locally, the buying power of the dollar has Increased 8 cents dur ing this period. When the Welch act increasing the salaries of Government employes went into effect on July 1, 1928, the dollar here was netting at that time about 63 cents, as against 72 cents at present for those earning less than $2,000. Since 1914 to December 31, 1931, the working class in Washington, ac cording to the statistics compiled by the bureau, has felt an increase in food cost of 17.8 per cent; clothing, 39.7 per cent; rent, 27.9 per cent; fuel and light, 34.9 per cent; house furnishing, 79.9 per cent, revealing a general aver age of 39 per cent. For the entire Nation the cost of liv ing. figured on a percentage basis, has decreased 14.9 since the depression started in October, 1929. At the same time employment in 54 leading manu facturing groups has been cut down 28.9 per cent and pay rolls of the same group have been reduced 34.7 per cent. New Budgetary Survey. Commissioner Stewart is now advo cating a new family budgetary survey to supplant that of 1918, because the cost of living figures published by the bureau are extensively used in the ad justment of wages in the various in dustries. "Thousands of establishments,” he said, "have entered into agreements with their employes to change their wages, based in general on the changes in cost of living as compiled by the bureau. "The present system is acknowledged to be very much out of date, and it is believed by many that it does not ac curately represent conditions at the present time. BILL WOULD EXTEND D. C. WATER SERVICE Tydings Measure Proposes Un limited Connections in Maryland. A bill to broaden the scope of the law under which District water is sup plied to adjacent communities in Mary land was introduced yesterday by Sen ator Tydings, Democrat, of Maryland. The original provision, contained in the District appropriation act for 1918. specified three locations on the boundary line where mains were to be connected, namely: Chevy Chase Circle, Georgia and Eastern avenues and Rhode Island and Eastern avenues. Under the amendment the connecting of mains is not confined to any specified points. The bill w'ould re-enact the terms of the prior law, setting forth the condi tions under which agreements are en tered into between the District Com missioners and the Washington Sub urban Sanitary Commission, Including the proviso that the amount of water shall at no time be more than can be spared. No change is made in the pro vision that the rates be based on the cost of delivering the water, including Interest at 4 per cent and an allowance for depreciation. Births Reported. Irvin M. and Mary I. Rogers, girl and boy twins. Harry L. and Gladys S. Tayloe. boy. Harry C. aud Margaret E. Grenawalt, boy. Allen and Annie \l. Slepp. boy. Janies R. and Edith E. Allison, boy. Ralph 6 and Sallye Kirby, boy. Hubert M. and Hulda Reid. boy. Hairy F. and Ruth E Hanson, girl. Thaddeus J. and Virginia L. Clark, girl. John E and Emily A. Loving, girl. Carl A. and Louise L. Moor*, boy. Anthony J. and Gladys L. Schmidhammer, boy. Henry H. and Margaret J. Weidner, boy. Charles R. and Helen J. Orndorff, boy. Carl and Shirley Lindley, boy. Richard C. and Isabel H. Coupland, boy. Roy L. and Marie L. Bowlin, boy. Victor L. and Nina D. Adams, boy. Ralph H. and Ruth M. Sievers. boy. James P. and Mary A 8t. Clair, boy. John W. and Velda F. Rogers, boy. Francis A. and Frances R. Roll, boy. Roger G. and Zada L. Miller, boy. John B. and Frances A. Pitman, boy. Lester E and Frances L. Judd. girl. Samuel and Hazel M. Latzen. girl. James C. and Dorothy E Lindsay, girl. Frederick ami Marzie V. House, girl. William K and Ruby G. Gardner, girl. William L. and Elva V. McKercher. girl. Lindore and Lavinia A. Leiser. girl. Clarence R. and Els E Edwards, girl. Charles M and Lou T. Bus bee. boy Walter B and Marie K. Fletcher, girl. Thomas T. and Gertrude Bruce, girl. William H. and Anna McKenney. boy. Richard A. and Anna Stewart, girl. John R. and Eleanor M. Meyer, girl. Leonard F and Emma E. Pinkney, boy. Augustus and Dorothy Primrose, boy. Alonzo S. and Ethel B Gaskins, girl. Robert and Priscilla Atkinson, girl. William H. and Marylene Thorne, girl. George R. and Anna Shelton, girl. Raymond and Mary E. White, girl. Samuel and Emmie McCaskill. girl. Earle and Sarah Springgs. girl. Ernest and Cora Carter, girl. Elsworth and Efts Craig, girl. Francis and Rosie W. Medlev. boy Charles H. and Charlotte V. Stubberfleld, bo.v. Robert and Juanita Nelson, boy. Harry and Dora Fields, boy. George R. and Mary C. Sims. boy. Marriage Licenses. Wayne D Kieffer 36. end Dell* Mae Hunsberser. 30 Rev. A. F Poore. Joseph H. Poore. 23 and Ida E Keeler. 19 Rev. O. P Sampson A. J. Abel. 22. and Margaret Sebastian. 16; Rev. J. C. Murphy _ _ John D Reinhardt. 24 and Clara C. Tay man. 23: Rev. P. J. Daugherty. J A. Thompson. 20. and A. E. Fenlason, 16 Rev. M P. German C. W. Carroll. 29. Hyattsvllle. Md.. and Alice Gibbons, 21, Washington; Rev. Thomas S Davis. D H. Chaffman. lr,. 24. Baltimore, and E A. Knell, 24, Baltimore: Rev. A H Mehm. J H. Moses 38. and Shirley Bargrosser. 28 Rev. ,1. T. Loeb. George C, Naylor. 24. Baltimore, and Wanda A. Knoph, 21, Baltimore; Rev. Wil liam Pterpont Otis H Burpe. 22. Culpeper. Va.. and Mary Hoffman. 27, Culpeper; Rev. A. F. Poore. J K. Lamberih. 34. Baltimore, and Mabel Oregor, 27. Baltimore Rev W. S Abernathy. J. Y. Upham 23. Richmond, and L. M. LU lard. 22. Washington. Va Rev. J. C Palmer. W. J. Webber. 22. and Lillie Green, 20; Rev L. I. McDougle. John H. Klntloe. )r . 23, and E. M. Burpee. 21: Rev G. G Johnson. P.obert M. Desper. 24, and Virginia Robb. 17: Rev. A. J. Olds. David D Price. 25. and Hope Ferguson, 24; Rev. Robert Anderson. Charles R. Chapman 23 and Elisabeth Green. 35: Rev. W. A. Murphy. Ernest Twrman. 38, and M. Turner. •>; Her. H. T. Gaskins. Held for Ransom KIDNAPERS DEMAND $50,000 FOR DENVER MAN. BENJAMIN P. BOWEB. By the Associated Press. DENVER, Colo., January 23.—A written appeal of Benja.nin P. Bower, 62, Denver bakery manager, to “send $50,000 Immediately, * * * they will kill me if you don't," spurred officers in the quest of his kidnapers today. The letter was made public early to day by the chief of police, who said Mrs. Bower had received the letter Fri day morning, but had kept it secret. The letter, which Mrs. Bower identi fied as written by her husband, said he was alive and unharmed. It designated a rendezvous on a road west of Denver and Instructed Mrs. Bower how to handle the money. “Make a bundle of all cash,” the letter said, “and wrap it in an old newspaper and cover it with red cloth." The letter added the money was to be given to men who would meet her two miles from Golden, a town about 15 miles west of Denver. Chief Clark would not reveal the time designated. The letter was postmarked Thursday evening. Bower was abducted from his home by gunmen Tuesday night. ] I Many Old Favorites, How ever, Kept in Revised Book of Church Songs. By the Associated Press. PITTSBURGH, January 23.—“Rock of Ages,” surd "Nearer. My God, to Thee” will live on in the hymnal of the Methodist churches. A commission yesterday culled age and exaggeration from the hymn book, but when the music and words of the old-timers favorites rolled from piano and • human throat, they passed un challenged. There was none to deny the power of their appeal. The commission represents the Meth odist Episcopal, the Methodist Prot estant and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The hymnal is being revised while other commissions con sider a proposal to unite the three de nominations. Passed Unchallenged. The rich, baritone voice of James R. Houghton of Boston University, was lifted again and again in the parlor of a hotel while clerical and lay commis sioners listened. Houghton had a piano accompaniment. "Rock of Ages, cleft for me,” sang the baritone. Not one present was willing to say "Rock of Ages” should go into the dis card. “Jesus, Lover of My Soul, Let Me to Thy Bosom Fly." Never an objection raised to the old familiars. But other old-timers did not pass. They are. the commissioners say, the least known and favored of the hymns. Thev includ" "Church Triumphant,” "O Come With Me," and "O Perfect Love.” And Houghton sang some new hymns. About 200 of them were welcomed to the new book They passed Inspection as fitting company for the ancients. 725 Songs in New Book. In all. aporoximately 200 hymns were removed. The old hymnal contained 714. The new will have 7^5. 6ome of the hymns removed were taken out because thev w°re regarded “imoossible.” and contained "exaggerat ed imagery” or are obsolete. The words of others did not fit the music. Some were largely repetition of others. Commissioners say the modern hymns will make even more beautiful the de nominations' collection of tunes. It Is the first revision of the book in 25 years. GALLAUDET *STUDENTS SEE PARK LECTURE An Illustrated lecture on the national parks was presented last night to the students of Gallaudet College in three ways. Randall Jones. Cedar City. Utah, first displayed his colored slides on the screen at Chapel Hall, explaining them as he went along Then Dr Perclval Hall, president of the college, interpreted the lecture for the students in the sign language. Dr. Hall said it was the first time an illustrated lecture had been pre sented in a hall necessarily darkened to permit display of slides. The feat was accomplished by diffusing light so that Dr. Hall's figure was thrown into relief so he could be seen by the students without Interfering with the darkness needed for presentation of the slides. BICENTENNIAL EMPLOYES OFFER FREE WORK ON SATURDAYS Volunteer for Night Duty Also if Necessary to Keep Up With Daily Mail. The United States Bicentennial Com mission. Its appropriation cut by sev eral thousand dollars by Congress re cently, announced today its em ployes have "volunteered 100 per cent” to work without pay on Saturday after noons, which are legal holidays for Federal employes, In an effort to cope with the increased work of the commis sion. If necessary, the commission’s an nouncement said, they also will contrib ute night work to meet the increased demands on the bicentennial body in cident to the aoproach of the celebra tion period and the requests for ma terial from al! parts of tbe world. Six to ten thousand letters are re ceived every da* at the commission headquarters, ana it requires four clerks, working 8 hours a day, to keep abreast of the flow of dally mall. It Is planned to place several clerks on a night shift so that all mall may be opened and distributed by the time the department* of the commission report for work In the morning "I do not like to have our people work extra time without additional compensation," Bui Bloom, director, ex plained. "but because of the great In crease In the number of letters received, all of which must be answered, It Is absolutely necessary. Instead of being able to put on extra help, I find that we have to cut right and left In order to keep within our budget. "But,” he added, "I am proud of these employes. Their willing co-operation is indeed gratifying." COAL RATE HEARING D. C. Dealers to Continue Baltimore Plea at Ses sion Monday. Hearing on the application of coal dealers in the Washington area for a reduction in the rates on shipments from the anthracite fields of Pennsyl vania, which was In progress in Balti more earlier in the week, will be re sumed here Monday morning at 10 o’clock at the Interstate Commerce Commission. W. J. Stroebel. rate expert for the coal merchants, will conclude his argu ment after which the petitioners will rest their case, it was said todsyr by John T. Money, their counsel. The carriers will then start with their de fense. Ask for “Fair” Rate. The local coal dealers are asking that the commission set a "fair’’ rate, and that they be awarded reparation for alleged overcharges during the statua tory period which covers the past two years. Tile present rate averages $3.28 a ton, as compared to the $2 rate which existed up to 1918 At that time the rate was boosted to $2.60. two years later it was raised to $3.64 and then in 1928 It was brought back to the present figure. The shippers are contending that if the railroads fix a lower rate it would not compensate them for the traffic over the distances which coal is now hauled. Also Seek Rate Cut. The Baltimore Coal Exchange is also seeking a reduced rate from the Penn sylvania fields to that city and its argu ment was also heard in Baltimore this week. Mr. Money said that he as well as the Baltimore shippers may have rebuttal testimony to offer when the carriers have rested. Y. W. C. A. RE-ELECTS NINE AS DIRECTORS Two New Members of Board, Mrs. Joel T. Boone and Miss Elsa Peterson, Elected. Nine members of the board of direc tors of the Y. W. C. A. last night were re-elected to serve for 1932, while two new members were chosen. The new members were Mrs. Joel T. Boone, a present member of the Health Education Committee of the associa tion, and Miss Elisa Peterson, vice chair man of the Girl Reserve Committee. Members re-elected were Mrs. E. E. Danley, Miss Margaret Pox. treasurer since 1911: Miss Elizabeth Haney, chair man of the business and professional women’s department: Mrs. Charles Evans Hughes. Mrs. Arthur Jones, chair man of the Food Service Committee; Mrs. William Adams Slade, chairman of the Personnel Committee; Mrs. Ben Temple Webster, chairman of the Eliz abeth Somers Committee: Mrs. Charles Will Wright, chairman of the Member ship Committee, and Mrs. Fred E. Wright, chairman of the Executive Com mittee of the education department. The election was a feature of the annual dinner and membership meeting in Barker Hall. More than 200 were seated at dinner prior to the business meeting. Mrs. A. Chambers Oliphant, president of the association, gave her report for the year of the activities of the group. Following reports by various other officers of the association, Miss Anne Guthrie, continental secretary of the South American Y. W. C. A., addressed the meeting on “The Countries and Peoples of the Southern Continent” and told of the work of the association there. BOYS ARE ENTERTAINED Civitan Garden Club Group Guests of Edith Reed's Troop. The Civitan Boys’ Garden Club was entertained by Edith Reed’s juvenile troop at their meeting in the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium last night. Club members also were shown a motion picture comedy, Indulged in a good swim and topped off the evening with a buffet supper. The club, com posed of 70 underprivileged boys from all sections of the city, was organized by the local Civitan Club. On land loaned by the Government on the Anacostla flats the club maintains a number of gardens, Where, under expert supervision, the boys are taught to grow vegetables. ENGINEER ’ RELIEVED War Department Names Man for Baltimore Area. MaJ. Joseph D. Arthur, jr., district engineer for the War Department in the Washington area, who for several months has been carrying additional duty of district engineer for the Balti more area, will soon be relieved of his extra duty. War Department officials today announced that Col. Elliott J. Dent, now in command of the 13th En gineers at Fort Humphreys, Va., will take over the post of district engineer at Baltimore, about February 1. Deaths Reported. slrihKu^5tth K»ihlfrt’ 93- 1518 Allison st. wtnVl %'*&&*' Homeopathic HrrplUl. Henry 8. Miller, 79. 1318 Levia at. n.e. 35, Q*lUn«er Hospital. a Samuel B. German. 75. 1333 Lawrence st. '&,*£"«»«»»• Ih 19’’ Tuckermsn st. William Holly, 73. 612 O st Jacob RosenberK. 65. 5100 7th st William J. Babblnaton. 64. 622 Maston pi. n.e. John Marti. 53. Georgetown Hosnltal Richard G. O Dea, 42. United States Naval Hospital. Michael McGlynn. 41. 233 Mass. ave. Francis R. Haidineer. 35. 2U1., Pa ave. Jennet R. Cover. 26. 1310 Shepherd st. Infant to William and Anna McKennev. 17 hours. Galllnjter Hospital Hannah Odem. 76. 1934 12th at. Catherine Waters. 54, 1417 Columbia st. Jerry gearing. 47. Oalllnger Hospital. Ethel Keys. 46. 2277 (llii st James Henderson. 26 Emerge nor Hospital. , Infant to Alvin and Sidney nlxon. 8 hours. 1324 B st. n.e. Infant to Alohonso and Minnie Purvis. 6 hours. Oalllnger Hosnltal. Woodward & Lothrop 10'■ ii'" r*»» o ST**iT» If you are giving Gifts to Graduates —these offer smart suggestions, from countless gifts all over the store. For the girl These wisps of chiffon thst call themselves handker chiefs are in smart demand. White, peach, black or Nile green are popular shades in this one sketched . Handkerchiefs Aisle 20, First Floor. All the smart young things are wearing clips—so gradu ation time is a particularly nice time to present one, or, more smartly, a pair. Charming rhinestone ones, L;„:ri'd each, $1 Novelty Jewelry First Floor Silk pajamas—another very smart thought for girl graduates—particularly these rather tailored ones in tearose —with a bit of blue trimming for contrast ’P*' Silk Underwear Third Floor. If one is going away to school after graduation—this fitted case makes a most at tractive gift. It is of fine leather—Slack or brown— and most attractively fitted. Unusually low .pri«d.'"“'h $12.50 Luggage, Fourth Floor. An Elgin watch, 7-jewel movement, in 14-lr. white gold-filled case—with smart ribbon strap—much lovelier than you would $17.50 Jewelry, First Fhboi'J For the boy Initialed linen handker chiefs offer still another idea—one, or preferably a half - dozen, of these fine linen ones with hand-em broidered initials in blue, green, or brown... Handkerchiefs Aisle 20, First Floor. The pajama ensemble, in fine broadcloth—includes pa jamas and a matching robe —and may be had in tan, green, or blue—for as little as . Boys’ Store, Fourth Floor. There is such a satisfaction in having a dressing case of one's own. And this one of pigskin, completely fitted, is our idea of a really smart one to give to any d* I A young man graduating. T * ^ Luggage, Fourth Floor. An excellent suggestion, we think, is this Elgin watch— 7 - jewel movement, 14 - k. white gold-filled case—with leather wrist strap. An un usual value, indeed—and a gift certain to be d'OA well liked . Jewelry. First Floor. The Beitogram is another smart choice for the young man graduating — nickel plated, with a fine black line decoration — and in itialed, of A d*0 course. 5©Tr y* Boys’ Store. Fourth Floor.