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Claim of Anti-Prohibition Strength Not Convincing, He Declares. By the Associated Press. Dects Pickett, research secretary of the Methodist Board of Temperance, Prohibition and Public Morals, today issued the following statement: "Henry H. Curran, president of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, has made public a letter • to members of Congress in which he claims the prohibition amendment to the Constitution should be resubmit ted because the people of 12 States have in various ways indicated disap proval. "Almost coincidental with this state ment is a recorded vote in the United States Senate in which the representa tives of the States overwhelmed a wet resolution by a vote of 55 to 15. indi cating a greater dry strength in the United States Senate than existed at the time the amendment was submit ted. In view of the sentiment thus in dicated. Mr. Curran's citation of the prevailing opinion in 12 States is not convincing. “The submission of an amendment to the Constitution is required by the Constitution to be an expression of opinion by Congress. Submission of repeal of the eighteenth amendment would invite an immediate accumula tion of a vast corruption fund and would inaugurate a period of unpre cedented political turmoil. Yet this is requested by the opponents of pro hibition.* despite the fact that th°y have not yet offered an alternative to thp dry law which could by any pos sibility stand examination and debate “Tlie opponents of prohibition should reali7e that the Constitution provides a method on referendum to the people on this and all other consitutional ques tions. l nr rrcoraea upiiuun ui v/uusimo Is subject to review by the people every two years, and if there is any such general interest in repeal, as the Presi dent of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment believes, it should not be difficult to make prohibi tion the issue in the election of each Congressman. "Their task, therefore, is to elect a two-thirds majority of Congress favor able to repeal of prohibition, and when they avoid this necessity and attempt to short-circuit the Constitution they are definitely refusing to attempt repeal by constitutional procedure. It clearly indicates that they do not believe in the existence of a sentiment favorable to repeal.” PACIFIC COAST STATES FIGHT DRIFTING SNOW Rotary Plows Keep Roads Open in Washington, Oregon and California. Associated ri«M. SAN FRANC_ J. January 27.— Winter fastnesses resound with the roar of motor pxhausts as men, money and machines wage a daily battle in the mountainous regions of the three Pa cific Coast States to keep highways op n for travel. Using huge rotary plows, highway crews in Washington. Oregon and Cali 1 n ta are fighting successfully the ai mer t unprecedented drifts that at times have blocked reads in the high alti tudes. Five thousand miles of highway thus are being kept open. • ' supreme eriort is Deing made on United States 40, the Victory Highway, which is the main transcontinental route into Northern California. It sur mounts the Sierras at Donner Summit at an altitude of 7,135 feet and con nects Reno. Nevada, and Sacramento. Through drifts 15 to 25 feet deep the rotaries bored to open a passage. Mo tor cars passed through what looked like a tunnel, with snow banks on each aide several times as high as a car. California Highway Department offi cials estimated it costs $500 a day for the great rotaries to force through the heavy ice and snow packs. In previous years the first heavy storm closed the road and it was open ed again only after the Spring thaw. Now an average of 200 automobiles cross the summit daily. California has 150 men in all en gaged in the struggle against snow on approximately 2.900 miles of mountain road. All Oregon highways with the excep tion of McKenzie Pass and that to Crater Lake are open for Winter travel. States officials said the cost for snow crews this Winter would be around $150,000. Snoqualmie and Blewett Passes pre sent the chief snow problem in Wash ington. Three rotary plows and five push plows are used on the 45 miles of highway over these passes. -•--— SPLIT NEAR IN IRELAND DUBLIN. Irish Free State. January 27 i/Pu—The Free State government and the Free State police appeared to be on the verge of an open break yes terday as a result of a move to cut the police pay 5 per cent beginning Feb ruary 1. Tire policemen’s representative or fanization resigned after having re used to meet the government's repre sentatives for a peace parley, leaving nobody empowered to act for the police. ov^ooNOT AVOID I tAYHOHT ■ Proof of This Statement Will Appear in Our Advertisement Monday The wise housewives of WASH INGTON send their laundry to the West End Laundry. You, too, ran relieve the drudgery of washday by sending YOUR laundry here! W’hy not Phone Met. 0200, today? West End Laundry Pennsylvania Ave. ' Monday’s Proof ''' There is nothing In fish that makes it in any special way a food for the brain. All food enriches the blood, which in turn nourishes our bodies, including the brain. What’s What and Where Attractions Soon to Be Seen in W ashington Theaters THE coming week in the theaters is one of unusual promise, with music, comedy and laughter in abundance provided in the legitimate houses and with the picture palaces doing their best to be come legitimate, at least in the line of vaudeville, and offering an attractive menu in the talking cinema. "The Band Wagon” At the National Monday. U'PHE BAND WAGON,” proclaimed 1 by eminent New York reviewers "the perfect revue," and certainly one of the musical mammoths of elabora tion, is announced I or uie nawciiBi Theater, starting Monday evening. Produced by Max Gordon, who spon sored "Three's a Crowd" and "The Cat and the Fid dle," with book by George S. Kauf man and Howard Dietz, music by Arthur Schwartz, dances by the Albertina Rasch Studios, settings by Albert R. Johnson, - ail Ul ib aia»,ru wj Adel. Astaire. the noted Hassard Short, it has for its stars Fred and Ade.e Astaire, Frank Morgan and Helen Broderick. Surely i it should be one of the big attractions ! of a season that has not been entirely ' found much below the high-water mark - in Washington and amply equipped to drive away dull care. "The Band Wagon" is one of those things one j simply has to see. Shubert-Belasco Announces "Blessed Event.” [ [DER the sponsorship of the Profes sional Players the Shubert-Be'.aseo Theater announces for the new week, starting Monday evening, the Sidney Phillips-Harlan Thompson production. "Blessed Event,” a comedy about the columnist, the chap that provides the world with gossip and laughter and thought and whatnot. It is the work of Manuel SefT and Forrest Wilson, and is said to "give the inside and the low down on the public keyhole peepers of the big city.” If this be not enough to arcu'-e general curiosity, its star. Roger Pryor, popular leading man of the Na tional Players in other days, will be there to add to the interest, and with him Lee Patrick, a charming young actress, who was once leading woman of the President Theater Players under the leadership of the now noted Henry DufTy. Isabel Jewel also will be recalled ns the little Southern girl who not so long ago helped to illuminate "Up Pops the Devil.” with Mr. Pryor. Chevalier— And Only for a Night. ly^AURICE CHEVALIER. "Idol of the * Parisian Boulevards," who was ex pected for two performances at the National next Sunday, could not stand the strain, and so those w ho long to see Maurice in the flesh and to hear the songs which have made him famous and to see again the smile before which the world has capitulated in the noisy mists of the screen will have to con tent themselves with one performance only. Sundav evening, February 7. at the' National Theater. That, in brief, is the announcement, and. as Miss Barrymore would say, "There is no | more." Newman on "Spain." National. Sunday Afternoon. i; M. NEWMAN'S next travel talk at the National Theater Sunday after noon will concern sunny Spain, both when the skies smiled and when the people rebelled against the monarch and a new republic was born. The theme will be covered in its entirety, and promises to be one of the most beautiful as well as the most grippingly interesting of them all. ON THE SCREEN. Kieth's, Saturday, Ann Harding and Daphne Pollard. VS/ITH Daphne Pollard, the amusing English comedienne, supplying the living fun in the flesh-and-blood vaude ville program and Ann Harding, one of the queens of the silver sheet, contribut ing the romance that is so popular with the movie fans, R-K-O Keith’s, under the guidance of the astute Hardie Meakin, is making a substantial bid for popular favor with its bill starting the new week next Saturday, instead of Friday, as once it did. Miss Harding will be seen—and heard also be it remembered—in '’Prestige,’’ in which she will have the support of Adolphe Menjou and Melvyn Douglas. The daring Daphne will romp all over things to the accompaniment of long and hearty laughter in leading the vaudeville. The Fox Announces James Dunn and "Rainbow Trail.” TAMES DUNN "in person” in the Fox ** announcement for the new bill starting next Friday indicates that vaudeville there also is pushing itself forward in popular appeal, and with Phil Lampkin, a Broadway star, as guset conductor and master of ceremonies, not to mention the Fanchon-Marco “Circus Days ’ idea, will not be sup pressed. The Fox talking screen will be in evi dence with a Zane Grey story, “Rain bow Trail." with George O'Brien as the cowboy star, supported by Cecilia Parker, a new blonde feminine lead; Minna Gombel. Roscoe Ates, J. M. Kerrigan and James Kirkwood in the cast. Warner Bros.’s Earle, "Two Kinds of Women"—Vaudeville. THE Earle Theater, with confidence A strong on both its vaudeville and its screen menu lor the new week, starting Saturday, announces "Two Kinds of Women" for its talking pic ture, w'ith Miriam Hopkias, Phillips Holmes and Wynne Gibson featured, and its vaudeville program, headed by Jans and Whalen, Washington favor ites, who call themselves "two good boys gone wrong." The picture is described as ultra modern in tone, with dialogue bright and sparkling that takes its audience breathless from one sensation to an other on reaching a romantic climax. Be-ides Jans and Whalen, the vaude ville will offer the Earl Lindsay Revue of 1932 in live scenes, with a Cfst o! 12; Mel Klee, "the Prince of Wails"; six gymnastic co-eds and Maxine Doyle. Metropolitan, Friday, "Speckled Band" and Thrills. “THE SPECKLED BAND,” described A as "one of the most baffling mur der mysteries" and "a ffew Sherlock Holmes adventure,” will be the attrac tion at the Warner Metropolitan, start ing Friday, with a supplementary film of special interest, showing the foot ball game between Tulane and the Univer sity of Southern California and other screen entertainment. Rialto, Friday, ' The Unexpected Father." CTPENING regularly on Friday for its v-'/ new week, the Rialto's attraction will present "The Unexpected Father," the story of a newly-rich bachelor, a fiancee who digs deep for the gold she covets, and a little orphan who dreams that the bachelor is her own "daddy.” Better still, famous old "Slim” Sura medville. he of "The Big Parade” and other war-like films, with Zasu Pitts, stars of a new laugh-provoking team, will be high lights of the picture, along with a new screen baby. It ought to be good. More, a special midnight show at 11:15 is also a new feature of Friday, the opening day of the picture. Held Over at Columbia, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” T AST-MOMENT announcements from Loew's Columbia state that "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” featuring FTed ric March. Miriam Hopkins and Ruth Arrest that smoker’s cough, Officer” “STOP” was the word But one tough bird Drove on. The cop began to bristle At being scoffed . . . But then, he coughed And coughed . . . and couldn’t blow his whistle. A fellow cop Said, “’Smatter pop? The fags you smoke have caused that yappin’ Your throat went stiff. I tell you, if You smoked OLD GOLDS, that wouldn't happen! “OLD GOLD’S my choice. They save my voice, Take irritations, large and small, out! So when some gyp Becomes too flip, A cough don’t interrupt my bawl-out 1” % 0 ? LoriBud Co_ tact SMOKE PURE TOBACCO OLD GOLDS i No “artificial flavors” to scratch the throat or taint the breath . . . Not a cough in a carload 11 ** «r A Hobart, will be held over for another week. Loew’s Palace Friday, "Lover* Courageous.’’ “T OVERS COURAGEOUS,” featur ing Robert Montgomery, with Madge Evans, is announced for Loew’s Palace, starting Friday of the current week. "Stepping High,” a New York Capitol Theater revue, will be featured in the stage program. CONCERTS. Four Famous Artists In Benefit Friday. TyjME. NINA KOSHEJZ, soprano; Harold Bauer, pianist; Paul Koch anski, violinist, and Hans Kindler, leader of the National Symphony Or chestra, cellist, are four famous artists who give their services at the Library of Congress Friday at 8:45 p.m. in a benefit concert arranged under auspices of the Friends of Music in the Library of Congress for the Musicians' Emer gency Aid. Walter Damrosch chairman, in conjunction with the Musicians’ Foundation, Rubin Goldmark president, to relieve serious distress among needy musicians. Admission cards are on sale at the Junior League headquarters, 1527 Con necticut avenue, and at the Mayflower Hotel. Frieda Hempel, Soloist, With National Symphony. ■pRIEDA HEMPEL will be the soloist r with the National Symphony Or chestra, Hans Kindler conductor, at Constitution Hall next Sunday after noon. , , . Miss Hempel will sing Diehteure Halls." from Wagner’s "Tannhauser,” and Johann Strauss’ "Blue Danube,” Waltz,” and the orchestra's program will include the Lohengrin "Vorspiel" (Wagner), Grieg's "Peer Gynt" suit. Jarnafeldt's "Praeludium" and the Poloveteian dances from Borodin's "Prince Igor.” Boston Orchestra, Next Tuesday Afternoon. r|',HE Boston Symphony Orchestra, Dr. A Serge Koussevitzky conductor, makes its only appearance in Washing ton next Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at Constitution Hall as the fourth attraction in Mrs. Wilson Greene’s Philharmonic course of after noon concerts. Sylvia Lent to Be Presented by Institute. CYIiVIA LENT will be presented as ^ the solo artist of the forthcoming Community Institute program on Tues day evening of next week at 8:15 o'clock in Central High School Auditorium, Thirteenth and Clifton streets. Miss Lent recently appeared as soloist with the National Symphony. NEWS NOTES. \ UTHORITATIVE announcement •c*- has come to the National Theater management that Washington has been selected by Florenz Ziegfeld for the first stage presentation of his new est show, as yet untitled, but which will feature Bert Lahr, Buddy Rogers, Marjorie White, Jack Holland, Con chita Montenegro, June Knight, Robert Gleckler, the Sisters G and Tony and Rose D'Marco. The new show will open at the National Sunday evening, February 14. Its music was composed by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson, who wrote the music for "Flying High” and George White’s present production of "Scandals.” The book was prepared by Mark Hellinger. It is explained that Washington has been selected for the premiere of the new show because of its hearty reception of Mr. Ziegfeld’s original production of the "Follies" and notably of "The Show Boat” and "The Three Musketeers.” --m — WASHINGTON MEMORIAL TREE STOLEN IN CHICAGO Disappears From Jackson Park. Grown From Shoot of Orig inal Elm. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO. January 27.—A tree was reported “lost or stolen” yesterday. It was planted in Jackson Park last October 22 as a memorial to George Washington and was grown from a shoot of the original Washington elm at Cambridge, Mass. Police were asked to determine the present whereabouts of the memorial and to prosecute whoever removed it. Burt s 1343 F Street 3-Day Clearance of Broken Lots of Men's Black an dT an Sh oes Reduced from $8.50 and $10 to $4-85 They are popular lasts —and of course the Burt standard of quality—and there's practically every size in one lot or another Offered for Th ursday, Friday and Saturday Caring for feet is better than curing them. Park your car in the Capital Caraoe at our expense. “MAD HERMIT” FLEES CANADIAN POLICE Disappears From Rat River Cabin, With Mounted Officers in Pursuit. By the Associated Press. EDMONTON. Alberta, January 27.— Through the bleak darkness of the three-studded Arctic Northwest, Albert Johnson, trapper. Is fleeing from Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who seek him on a charge of shooting an officer. A mounted posse returned yesterday to Aklavik, 150 miles inside the Arctic Circle, weary from mushing the 80 miles that separate the police post from Johnson’s cabin on Rat River, and re ported the crafty "mad hermit” had disappeared. Four men were left to continue the hunt for him. It was the third police squad to visit the lone trapper’s dugout shack since December 31 and the first that was not greeted by a hail of bullets. Johnson Is wanted for wounding Constable A. W. King when the officer tried to question him about the looting of Indian trap lines. An eight-man squad which laid siege to the cabin two weeks ago gave up when its sup plies ran low. COBB’S MOTHER DEAD Parent of Humorist Succumbs to Illness of Several Years. PADUCAH, Ky„ January 27 (>P).— Mrs. Manie Cobb, about 75, mother of Irvin S. Cobb, the humorist, died sud« denly last night. She had been in i| health for several years. She was tbf widow of Josh Cobb and Is survived b* four children. - ------ --.- •— " m ' <i "A TRIAL TON WILL TELL" You’ll Like Orange Disc Anthracite better than any coal You’ve Ever Burned It’s Guaranteed! ORANGE Disc Anthracite is a better, cleaner coal I ...for greater satisfac tion. 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