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% .Workers Hope to Reach Goal * Before Final Count * ..... Tuesday Night. t -: J Numerous voluntary .Community . Chest contributions were received today 'as workers continued their efforts to uraise some 2215,000 needed to attain the "goal-of &2.601.000. i Most of the solicitors withheld an fflouncing their pledges until the final 'meeting Tuesday ■night in the Willard ‘Hotel. They weie reported as unusually .active, however, by their leaders. H. L. 'Rust, jr . chairman of the metropolitan -•unit, and Lloyn B. Wilson, chairman of the group solicitation unit. -■^l'iie grand total of subscriptions ■Utood at. $2,384,913.98 at a meeting Wednesday night. Voluntary gifts '•amounting to S1.257 have been for warded to the Chest offices in the In vestment Building and in the Willard 'Hotel since then, increasing the grand .Total to $2,386,110.98. /' Campaign Chief llopefu1. "V "X still believe that the money is ■There," declared Edward I. Colladay. ^general campaign chairman. "I still ’jnave faith that, Washington, knowing \ve are expected to set an example for 'the rest of the Nation, will not fail the /Chest. I just canot conceive that our j>e.’pie. knowing the emergency that •-canfrdhts the Capital City and know‘ .mg the vital necessity for raising every (Collar askrd by the Chest, can or will fflwrmit this gi'eat humanitarian proposi tion to fail. "I wish to reiterate that if there is 4 man or woman in Washington who ■Jaas flot g}\co to the Chest and who 't an give.Tt is his or her duty to come forward and give without further solici tation. that if there is a man or wom Tfn in Washington who has given and Vhn ban afford to gi\c more, it is his *br her duty to come forward and give more. ' "There cari be no half-way measure. This budget of $2,601,000 was not sub mitted to the public until it had been most carefully scanned by a eomrnit .tise of our most prominent citizens and Iff fiat amount determined upon as the * minimum with which human welfare I needs in Washington could be met. ; That is whv I say we need every dollar, •and I hope to hear next Tuesday * that every dollar has been subscribed." .-lUIK U IfUlldllUlia l-’K V*. ' New and additional donations in cluded: “ P. Aranson. Joe Aranson. $5. Miss * Ada M Barnett. $10. Mr. and Mrs. " Will C Barnes. $25. Claude A. Bell. $5. ;j. F. Blackman, $10 Jacob Blemb"rg. ' $5. Miss Anne C. Brennan. $1. Mr. land Mr-. Walter A. Brown. $200. J. K. “ Caldwell. $25. Charles F. Calhoun, jr., j $20. Annie E Callahan, $10. Mrs. - irving M Cashed, $13. Carrie L. ? Cleaves. $5 Harry P Cook. $1. Mr. „ and Mrs Ezekiel Coppersmith. $10. * Frances Cunan. Frank J Davidson. 3d, $20. Charles E. Davis, $15. Erwin C. ; W Davis. $10. W. L. Dixon, $5. 1 Charles H. Franzoni. $10. Mrs. F. B. * Gaffney. $2. E R Greenslet, $10. J. 2 V Guthrie. $15. Mrs H A. Hawley. * $10. H. H. Holzbeibleim. $10. Robert » C Howard. $12.50. Miss Laura Jones, ! $2.50. Mrs. Annie E Jonseher. Mrs. ; W A Knight, Mrs. I. M. Knowlturi. y $10. Elizabeth T. Lacey, $3 Mr. and J Mrs. Robert H. Lewis, $10. T. T. ; Luekett. $15. Katharine R. Macqueen, ► $15. F. Marsh. C. R. Marshall, $100. r Mrs. Grace McKenzie, S5. D. J. Murphy. $15. National Shoe Finding 2 House. $25. D. Nichols, $10. L. V. ■- Oyston, $5. Owens Motor Co., Inc., i $135. Blanche I.. Patterson, $5. r Francesco Ricciardi. $10, Mary C. Ryan. $2. Ruth C. Ryan, $10. Sarah £ Bianan Russell. $15. Virginia H. " Saunders. Fred W. Sayer, $5. Elizabeth * Scott. $100. E. H Hennyson, $5. Edgar £ C. Seckner, F G. Slemmer, Malcka R. :■ Stern. $10. Beulah E. Strickley. $6. Mrs. Charles R Van Horn. $1. Jules Tawson, $10. Harry F. Wagener, $5. * Thomas J. Walsh. $10. Wyno Wills, , 115. Anonymous, $1. Anonymous, $2. £ Anonymous, $50. Other Gifts Announced. $5.0(in. Donald Woodward; $2,500, Mrs Helen S. Devc.re: S2.000. Trubec Da'.; or. SI.500. Scars-Roebuck Co.; $1,100, Sak . A Cn : $925, Mrs. Avery Coonley. $750. Welfare and Recrea tional A ;o.'iation, $670, Mrs. F. S. Hol brook 5 >00. Mi>, Joint Cainm&ck, Mrs. p A A. Chapin. Continental Baking Co., * Joseph E. Davies. Bancroft Davies. Mr. - and Mrs. C F Fadeley, Dr. and Mrs. Oscar B. Hunter. H. L. Rust, Mrs. Eleanor M. Talmage, Martin Wiegand estate, anonymous. $450. Twentieth Century Ciub: $400, y Columbia Planograph Co.; $350, Mrs. «. Charles Evans Hughes. Ernest N. Smith. 1 Edward B Mtigs; S335. Mrs. J. L. Loose ? < additional i; $300, Charles S. Abell. Co » lonial I; e Cream Co., Mrs. Sherman k Fleint. Richard B. Griffin. Mr. and Mrs. * Allan Lard. Wilbur J. LaRoe, Mrs. Rob ' ert S McCormick. National Furniture Co.. Lloyd H. Sutton, anonymous. “ $260. Gobel-Loffier, Inc.; $250, R. H. - Aishton, Franciscan Monastery, H. G. J Taylor, George Beneman. Mr. and Mrs. J Morris Cafrit/. Carpel Co., Harry L. - Carpel, Mrs. Isidor Grosner, Frank R. ‘ JellefT. J, V. Killian, Mrs. Walter C. Mendenhall; $240, J. E. Smith; $235, * Edna I . W. Johnson; $208.53, Eliza - j beth Arden employes; $200. Byron S. r Adams, Sir Ronald Lindsay, Lewis ’ Reeve. Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Clark, Mr. ■ and Mrs. J. S. Combs, s. Wallace Demp t sey. Florence M. Dow. Maj. and Mrs. * Beverley C. Dunn, Fussell-Young Ice r Cream Co.. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence t Grosner. John I. Haas, Leaman A Mar ftyn. Mr. and Mrs. David Meade Lee, Liehtman Theaters. Mr. and Mrs. C. R. e Mann Mrs. Thomas C. McGuinis, Mr. ► and Mrs George F Mikkelson. Mrs. ' t Mary H. Myers. Harry Plager, Conrad j C. Smith. Francis H. Spalding, Mr. and ) > Mrs. Charles M. Thomas, Mrs. James G. j ! Went/. Mrs N. Price Whitaker, Mr and | i Mrs C. J. Williamson, W. R. Winslow, ! anonymous. S $170. Georgetown University: $160,! J Doubleday-Hill Electric Co.; $158, Ster j rett Operating Service, Inc.; $150. Col. Ernest P. Bicknell, Dr. and Mrs. Gregg Birdsall. Dr. William K. Butler, Dr. R. J Conlon. Lewis Douglass, Mr. and Mrs. Montague Ferry, B. L. Hart/. Mr. and Mrs George P. Hoover. Cyrus Kehr. Leagup of Service, Arthur Marks, Miss Ruth McGowan, E. J. Murphy Co., Inc.: Edwin G Nourse, Mr. and Mrs. James A. O'Shea. Joseph Ottensteln, j Bvron Price, Dr. Winifred Richmond. Mr and Mrs. E. A. Shell. E. M. Swing, t Nathan I. Crdong, William L. Yarger; j $130, Mr. and Mrs A. Lawrence Choate; $125. Barry-Patc Motor Co., Mrs. Doug- j las P. Birnie. Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. > Fairfax. Herman Goldberg. A Jordan ; , Piano Co.. Mrs. Albert F. A. King. Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Macatee, Harold G. Moulton, Lewis Payne, Henry P. Seide mann, L. H. Woolsey: $120. J. E. Dyer A Co.. Potomac Builders' Supply Co.; rilO. Emil Bonnclyrke. Ruth T. Hender shott, C. Phillips Hill, anonymous; $108, St. Vincent's Home and School; $105, i Lake Stone Co. employes. $100, Morris Adelman. Mrs. Samuel Ansell, Mr and Mrs. Frank Armstrong. Army A Navy Trading Co.. Asbestos Covering A Roofing Co., Bailey's Tire Stores. Baumgarten Co. of Washington. ! Bergman's Laundry, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Betts, Thomas p. Bones, sr.; George I. Borger, Bazzure Engineering Co . Kingman Brewster. T. D. Caison, Jefferson S. Caage, Columbia Lodge. No. 85; Angus McD Crawford, .T. Blaise de Libons A Co,, Inc.; James M. Beck. Mr. and Mrs. Johnston B. Campbell. Charles Conradis. Daly-Hopper Co.. Inc.; M. V. Devtnc. Donohoe Bros., Richard Smith Doyle, Eagle Bedding Co.. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Earley, O, R. Evans A Eros . Inc.; E. B Farren, Mrs. H. W. Fitch. Maurice F. Flynn. Leopold V. Freudberg, Fries. Beall A Sharp Co.: Louis P. Gatti. Mr and Mrs. M J. Gormley. Mrs Edward H. (Florence M.) Green, L. W. Gillette, Richard B. Griffin E. R. Haas, Mr. and Mrs,. John HJViii—— - -Y, , — — . —. ., - A'. I--— Mysteriously Shot Miss Doris Beall, aged 16 (left), and Miss Helen Andrews. 18. who were shot by two occupants of a mysterious black sedan in Takoma Park last night. The men escaped and a half hour later are believed to have shot Gordon T. Backus, 51. in the back as he was walking down the street near his home, 3433 Mount Pleasant street. —Star Staff Photo. Victor Hanson, Mrs. Frank P. Har man. sr : A J. Harnett. Col. and Mrs, Frank L. Hatch. Frazier D. Head. Herzmark A Safer. H J. Heintz Co.: Howard Theater, Mr and Mrs. Vernon E Hodges, Mrs. John Van Rensslaer Hoff. Admiral and Mrs. Theodore J. Jewell. Edmund L. Jonas. J. B. Hyde. Garfield Kass. W. C. Kendall. H R. Kerslake. Miss Louisa Freeman King, James J. Lake. Miss Aline Lansburgh. Dr Guy W Leadbetter, Mrs. Siggie LeClerc. E Brooke Lee, M A Leese, Cooper C. Lighbown, Mrs. T. W. Lock wood. Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Loomis. Joseph Low. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Mason, Maurice Joyce Engraving Co. Mrs. Ralph McDowell. Miss Anna McGowan, Mr. and Mrs. James P. McKinney. Contributions Received. $100. Frederic D. McKennell, Charles P Maloney. C. R Massey, John G. Meinberg. Col. J. Miller Kenyon. August H. Moran, Mott Motors, Inc.: H. F. Mires and Leon Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Fayette Moore. Joseph B. Murphy. Na tional Radio Institute, Dr. Thomas Neill, Bert L. Olmsted. Dr, J R Palkin, Mr. Pasternak, A. Harding Paul. J. J. Pay ette. Mrs. Mary P. Pearson. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M Pelzman, W. Frank Persons. Mr. and Mrs. Lee L. Price. S R. Price. Eugene V. Pugh, Ransdell Inc., Miss Elizabeth Reilly. Miss L. Grace Rhodes. James A Richmond, H. R. Robinson, Robert Rothstein, Mrs. H. H. Rousseau. St. Dominic's Church. Mr. E. C. and Mrs. Clara A, Sasser, L. F. Schtr.eckebier, James Brown Scott, J. R. Sherrod, Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Sim kins, Mrs. Louis Simon, Skinner A Garrett, W. and J. Sloane, James and Frank S. Smith, Joseph P. Smith, Soroptomist Club of Washington. Luther F. Speer. Standard Coal Co., Standard Engineering Co., Sulpiclan Seminary, Swift A Co . Mr. and Mrs. R D Thomp son, Walter N. Tobriner, Fred Van Dei sm, Warfield Motor employes, Misses Anna P and Rebecca P. Warner, Weaver Bros. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Wert. West End Laundry Co.. Inc.; Lvnde P. Wheeler. John J. Whelan, Otis L. Williams, jr.: Mrs. Nellie G. Woodbury, Mr and Mrs. Richard C. ZantEinger, anonymous, anonymous, anonymous, anonymous, anonymous, anonymous, anonymous. 47 BUSINESS HEADS MEET TO WAGE WAR ON HOARDING (Continued From First Page )_ Dei., president of the National Associa tion of Commercial Organization Secre taries. Warner S. Hays, Philadelphia, president of the American Trade Asso ciation Executives: D. J. Woodlock, St. Louis, manager o£ the National Retail Credit Associations; Redfield Proctor, Boston, president of the New England Council; Hugh MacRae, Wilmington, N. C.. president of the Southeastern Economic Council; Lacklan MacLeay, St. Lcuis, secretary of the Mississippi Valley Association: Col. Joel E Spin garn. New York, president of the Na tional Association for Advancement of Colored People; Edward A, O'Neal, Chicago, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation: L. W. Wal lace. executive secretary of the Ameri can Engineering Council; Miss Harriet C. Riphards, Chicago, executive secre tary of Zonta International; Miss Emily R. Knucbuhl, New York, secretary of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs: War ren C. Platt. New York, president of the Associated Business Papers, incorpor ated. In addition, officials said, tepresenta tives would be present from the Na tional Publishers' Association, the Na tional Association of Real Estate Boards, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and the Brotherhood of Railway Firemen. White House officials later announced representatives to the conference would be sent by the National Association of Mutual Savings Banks, the Advertising Federation of America, the National In dustrial Conference Board, the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors' As sociation, the United States Building and Loan League, the Investment Bank ers’ Association of America and the Association of Life Insurance Presi dents. One of the President's secretaries said plans for the conference are not com plete and that more organizations prob ably will be added. DOUBTS HOARDING IS SERIOUS. By th# Associated Press. ST. LOUIS, February 5.—Jay Morri son of Seattle, president of the Savings Bank Division of the American Bankers' Association, who is in St. Louis arrang ing for the April meeting of his organi zation here, took issue last night with President Hoover's plea against hoard ing of money by Americans. The depressing effects of hoarding, Morrison said, have been greatly exag gerated. He held that failure of the Federal Government to institute the economies by which alone it can bal ance the budget, is what really is delay ing business recovery. "If the people want to hoard, how ever foolish their desire, it is their own business,” he said. "After all, the thing is to keep the people from going broke.” Citing the shrinkage in commercial loans, brokers' loans and installment papers. Morrison said: “Beside all this liquidation, which has made money available for new credit, the hoarding of $1,500,000,000 is only a drop In the bucket.” PATROLS TO HUNT MYSTERY GUNMEN IN CAPITAL TONIGHT _(Continued From First Page !_ Beall. "I felt a stinging sensation in my leg, and Helen started screaming. I grabbed her to keep her from falling, at the same time turning and looking at the machine. A man sitting beside the driver was still pointing a gun at us." Five Shots Fired. After firing five shots at the girls the men fled, their automobile roaring as it sped away. The gunplay was seen by Mrs. R Wilson, 6607 Fifth street, who was walking on the other side of the street. She said: "X saw the girls walking along, then noticed the black sedan, which attract ed my attention because it had no lights The automobile slowed down when it got opposite the girls, and then I heard a rapid succession of shots The car sped north on Fifth street and dis appeared.” A somewhat similar statement was made by Jesse L. Heustis, 20 Woodland avenue, Takoma Park. "I had just stopped my machine on Fifth street near Aspen." he said, "and my wife and I were getting out to make a social call, when I heard the shots. I ran to the scene." Pocketbook Saves Life. Meanwhile Mrs. Wilson had reached the girls and found Miss Beall sup | porting Miss Andrews. Heustis placed both girls in his automobile and took them to the office of Dr. Arthur Shan non. 113 Carroll street. Takoma Park. The physician found that onp of the bullets had passed through Miss An drews' arm and lodged In her pocket book. which was clasped to her breast at the time of the shooting. If the purse had been thinner, it was pointed ! out, the slug probably would have en | tered her heart. After receiving treatment, both girls ! were questioned extensively by Detec tive Sergts. B B Lewis and J W. Shi mon. Neither girl was able to throw any light on the mystery. While In the doctor’s office Miss Andrews is said to have remarked to Miss Beall: "Please don't blame this on me!'' Bacjcus told police he had just round i ed the corner of Newton street and was | walking toward his home when the | black sedan appeared. As the car passed ! him, he said, one shot was fired, and he fell to the sidewalk. Despite the seriousness of his wound, Backus crawled nearly half a block to the home of a neighbor. Mrs. Helen Brundage. 1733 Newton street. Mrs. Brundage notified police and the wound ed man was rushed to the hospital. His Son Hears Shot. His son. Gordon. Jr., 16 who was In the front room of the Backus home, j heard the shot, but thought it was the backfire of an automobile. Other resi ' dents of the neighborhood also mistook ! the report for backfire. A possible motive for the attack on Backus was given police by John W. McDonald, 3417 Mount Pleasant street. McDonald, a narcotics inspector, ex pressed the belief the shot may have been Intended for him because of his activity In drug cases. "The gunman may have thought Mr. Gordon was I,” he said. Clephane. a civil engineer, told police he had Just stopped his car and was about to get out when a man stepped : from behind a tree and leveled a pistol at him. The stranger pulled the trig ger. Clephane said, and he heard a | "click,” but the gun failed to go off. Hastily throwing his machine into gear. Clephane added, he drove away. He was unable to suggest a possible motive for the attempted shooting. Woman Shot in wrist. Less than two hours after Backus and the girls had been shot. Henrietta t Lloyd, colored, 4477 C street, was wounded under similar circumstances. She was walking on Benning road near A street southeast, she told police. I when a colored man fired at her from an automobile. The bullet passed through her left wrist. Louis Perkins. 4439 A street southeast, took her to the office of Dr W. W. Jones. 409 Fifty-eighth street, where she was treated and permitted to go home. She was unable to furnish a description of either the car or the gunman. The first three numerals of the Maryland license number of the sedan used by Backus’ assailants were turned over to the police by the wounded man, j The number, beginning with ’’290.” I was said by police to belong to the . Montgomery County series. Although two men figured in the i attack on the girls, only one man is thought to have figured in the Backus shooting Nevertheless, police, working on the theory both shootings may have been perpetrated by an escaped luna tic, began a check-up of local institu tions for the demented. Their object, they explained, was to learn wbeth’r any mental patients had escaped j - cently. Jealousy Probed. Working on the jealousy theory. Brown and Shimon, accompanied by Detective Sergt. John C. Dalglish, went to Indian Head, Md.. early today to interview a grocery clerk said to have known Miss Andrews. He succeeded in convincing the detectives he had no connection with the case, however. Mvsterious telephone calls were re ceived at the homes of both the girls, police were told. A short time before the shooting. Miss Andrews’ mother. Mrs D M. Andrews, received two such calls. In each Instance, she said, a man whose voice she did not recog nize, asked for her daughter. Her reply, she added, was that the girl had gone to the library. This morning a man telephoned Miss Beall's home and offered to “clear up the case" if the family were willing to “pay enough.” He gave the family a name and address, which was turned over to police, and promised to call at the Beall home at 1411 G street southeast and “talk the matter over.” He failed to appear, however. ---- Leighton Hubard Dead, NORFOLK. Va., February 5 ‘A*—J. Leighton Hubard, 66, a native of Balti more and a prominent attorney, died here todav after a long illness. He had resided In Norfolk nearly all his life, .----• Plays Wrong Song. CONCORD, N. H. Maybe the bell ringer forgot. While Concord ob served the opening of the Geneva Dis armament conference he played “Co lumbia, the Oem of the Ocean.” on the chimes. And the last words In clude “the Aray and Na.^ forever.” ALLEN’S COUNSEL Outlines Case for Jury After Prosecution Closes Its Evidence. By the Associated Press. NORRISTOWN, Pa., February 8 — Counsel for Edward Allen, charged with the murder of Francis A. Donaldson, 3d, told the Jury in Allen's trial today that "it is the right of any Individual in defense of his life to take the de fense methods necessary for that pur pose." So declared William T. Connor, coun sel for Edward, who killed Donaldson with a shotgun in the Allen apart ment in the fashionable Green Hill Farms Hotel November 9 last. Alien killed Donaldson after a quar rel over Donaldson’s alleged relations with Allen's 18-year-old sister. Rose E. W Alien. In a statement to the police, r, ad in court yesterday. Allen said Don aldson had betrayed her. Stale Ends Case. The commonwealth closed its case before noon and the defense imme diately plunged in to present its side of the circumstances of the killing "Wc will show that the act of Eddie Allen,” said defense counsel, "was caused by an intense lov# for Allen's old father and an Intense desire to pro tect a sister and save her good name. "We will show the Allens lived in Philadelphia in peace and contentment. Mrs. Allen died last April Rose was a sweet, respectable daughter of the household "And then Donaldson came A change came over Rose and conditions changed in that house. We will show that as a result of that change, on the afternoon of November 9 Eddie said to his sister: 'Rose, there's some thing we got to talk about. You know father is not in good condition and I want to talk over what happened last Friday about 2 o'clock In the morning ' "The father had gone to Rose’s room at that hour and found Donaldson there. He asked Donaldson to withdraw and Rose slapped his face and Donald son beat him and tore his nightclothes. Told Her It Wasn't Right. "Eddie said to Rose. That wasn t right,' and she answered. 'What do you think you are. God Almighty?' "The boy said.' You keep Skinny out of here and if you keep him out of here we ll keep father with us longer.’ "Rose raid to him. 'If I tell Skinny v, hat you said about keeping him out of here. Skinny will make you look sick.' "Then he said. 'Well, Rose. I tell you one thing. I'm not going to let Dad be treated in the way he has been And he made some remark to Rose about what he'd do if this man per sisted.'’ "He talked then with his father and they sat down to dinner. Just then Rose passed and said she was 'going to Rose Sykes' house.’ Failed to Return. "They expected her to come back that night, but she went downstairs and arranged with Donaldson to take iter to the Bellevue-St rat ford Hotel, "They finished their dinner and sat down to read. "While they were there, bothering no one. the two men. bent on aggression, saying they were going to fix things up, came in. "Tnis boy Eddie was moken to by Donaldson, who said at last 1 ve got you here? "Lucas i A G H Lucas i said. 'We've come to settle something and were going to do it? "Eddie said. Tm sorry we ran t talk about this. I ll have to ask you to go? and Mr. Alien also asked them to go. "Eddie knew, as he told his sister, that he had as much chance with this amateur boxer as he would with him in a race, so he wanted to avoid trou ble and went to the telephone in the hall. Donaldson grabbed him by th» coat lapel, threw him around, punched him in the jaw. and then this man, with his prowess, fell upon him and began to beat him. Say* Lura* Helped. "This brute Lucas went over and took that old man and pinned his arms behind his back and struck his knee into him and threw him bodily in a chair. The boy got up. hit at Donaldson and ran to the telephone in distress calling for help.” Attorney Conner told how the two men refused to leave at the request of the hotel employe. During the ar gument. Conner said. Lucas made an effort to get at young Allen, but Forbes stopped him. Then, in distress. Conner said. Allen rushed to the telephone to call the proprietor of the hotel. Morris Wood. "While there in a defenseless posi tion with the receiver in one hand this boxer came up and smote him twice, as hard as he could, on the jaw causing blood to spurt from his mouth and go on the telephone in strument.” ,, ,,_ Connor said that young Allen then sought to find Wood or a policeman. He was dissuaded from bringing a po liceman into the hotel because of the disturbance it might cause and the notoriety it might create. Not knowing what to do at the Instant he remembered the gun at the borne of his friend Roberts, said Con nor and thought that if he could get the’ gun he would frighten these men °UAfter telling of the 12-mile trip to the Roberts’ house to get the gun, Con nor said Allen thought the men had left the apartment by this time and was proceeding to put the gun in a closet when he was “startled to learn that, these men hadn't left the apart m“He heard Donaldson say. ‘There is - there now,’ using a vile name. ‘Now let's get him and give it to him and they came on him. He backed away and he thought he was going to be beaten again and his life would be in danger and he pulled the trigger. “He didn’t pull to shoot, he pulled to frighten those brutes away from him, to save his home and to save his life, and that’s how Donaldson was shot.” 100 GIRLS, STAMPEDING FROM FIRE. ARE RESCUED Carried Down Ladders as Smoke Pours In at Windows of Brooklyn Dance Hall. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. February 5.—About 100 girls were carried down ladders to safety as fire caused a near-panic among dancers at a Brooklyn dance hall called Erin's l6le last night. The fire was in a downstairs store, but heavy smoke filtered through floor crevices and poured in at windows of the hall, causing a rush for exits. The girls’ es corts and the hall manager could not stem the stampede. The firemen arrived in time to carry the hysterical young women to the street. It was found none was seriously hurt, though about 20 had minor scratches. The fire was extinguished speedily. -• Marsh Film Suspended. PANAMA, February 5 WP).—A mov ing picture starring Frederic Marsh was suspended yesterday by Pana manian authorities on the grounds it contained dialogue objectionable to Panama. ... ■ I —.. ■ .■■■■■■- ■ .■ ■■■■■ ■ Santiago Earthquake Takes Heavy Toll FIRST niOTO SHOWING GREAT DAMAGE TO CUBAN CITY. THIS first photo of the Santiago earthquake, which devastated the Cuban city on February 3. was flown from San tiago to Atlanta, Ga., and then telepliotoed to New York. Eight persons were killed and 300 injured in the early morning quake, which leveled many of the city* large buildings. Photo shows ruins in San Francisco street. —A P. Photo. Veteran New York Politician Retired Only Last Year on Full Salary. " By the Associated Press NEW YORK, February 5 John R Voorhis, 102-year-old grand sachem of Tammany Hall, died today at his home. Despite his advanced age, Mr, Voor his had continued his work as president of the City Board of Elections until October 20 of last year, when he was retired by the Board of Estimate at his full salary of $8,000 a year. He made his request for retirement on October 8. the Legislature last Sep tember haling enacted a law permit ting his retirement on full salary for life. Always Livrd Moderately. He celebrated his last birthday anni versary. on last July 27, by making a radio broadcast. On that occasion his physician attributed Voorhis’ ripe age to clean and moderate living. Voorhis had been grand sachem of Tammany Hall for 20 years despite the fact the rules of the society provide that a man in this office may not be | re-elected. j Despite his great age Voorhis enjoyed I unusually good health and not long j ago boasted he had not had a headache for 50 years. Recently, however, his waning strength had necessitated his giving less and less time to his duties as head of the board of elections and he finally came to the conclusion that it was time for him to retire. Set Political Record. Voorhis had been grand sachem of the Tammany Society since he was 83 years old. In holding that office so long, Mr. Voorhis established a record, since the by-laws of the society provide that the grand sachem may not succeed himself after two consecutive years. The Tam many sachems, however, as a tribute to their veteran presiding officer, got around the rule annually by each vot ing for himself. Thus there was no I choice, and the incumbent held over from year to years. Mr. Voorhis began his long public | service in 1873. when he was appointed excise commissioner by Mayor Have j meyer of New York. Other positions to i which he was appointed later included commissioner of police, commissioner of docks and police justice. In 1901 he was named a commissioner of elections for New York City and was chosen president of the board. He remained j on the board until 1908, when he was j appointed superintendent of buildings. | He was in the State service from 1911 | to 1915 as State superintendent of elec 1 tions, having been appointed by Gov. John A. Dix Returning as a member of the New York City Board of Elec tions in 1918, he was again chosen chairman of the board and continued in that position thereafter. Born in Jersey. Born at Pompton Plains. N. J., July ! 27, 1829. Mr. Voorhis had lived in New York since childhood. Financial pres sure cut short his school days when he was 13 and he went, to work in the law offlce of John Jay at $1 a week. Later he was apprenticed to a carpenter, be came a journeyman at 21, and after ward a contractor, continuing in that business some time after he entered politics. In August. 1850. Mr. Voorhis married Miss Lucinda Lefferts of New York. They had three sons and two daugh ters. Mrs. Voorhis died in 1907. Associates of Mr. Voorhis attested to his keen mentality and the brisk ness with which he executed his work even when he was nearing the century mark. "He's a wonder," a co-worker said. “'He can put his finger on any thing in his desk, day or night, on a minute s notice.” Asked in his ninety-ninth year when he expected to retire, Mr. Voohls an nounced that he had "no expectation of retiring." He seldom took time off from his duties, being a firm believer (in work for keeping a man fit. He at I tributed his long life to his unceasing activity and the fact that he "always had a good time” as he went along. jlii t a uj jbiai jca 10 Air: auiuiou v»»\ habit of standing erect by his desk for minutes at a time so that he would not "get bent over like an old man." Mr. Voorhis was a lean man of me dium height and was a firm believer in exercising moderation in everything ex cept work. After passing his ninety eighth birthday anniversary he con tinued to do the daily marketing for his family. "Life," he often said, “should be a constant climb toward Heaven. But you don’t want to try to climb too fast. Do it in moderation.’’ MACDONALD RECOVERING AFTER EYE OPERATION Prime Minister Had Good Night, Physicians Report—Rceives Many Messages of Sympathy. By the Associated Prees. LONDON. February 5.—Prime Min ister Ramsay MacDonald, who Is con valescing from an operation on one of his eyes, received a number of mes sages of sympathy and good wishes to day from friends in Great Britain and abroad. Among the senders was Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy. The prime minister had a good night last night. The bulletin issued by his physlelans said. "The condition of the prime minister gives satisfaction.” Dead at 102 JOHN R. VOORHI8. ROOSEVELT FOES RELY ON SMITH TO HALT STAMPEDE (Continued From First Page.) _ Gov. Smith makes *uch a declaration, that if Gov. Smith was a bona fide condidate for the nomination he would ' go further and frankly declare himself i in the race. It will be urged that if he is not a bona fide condidate—an open candidate 1 for the nomination—then his effort, must be regarded as a desire to obtain delegates in those States and districts where his friends are particularly strong, as in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, in New Jersey and New York, not to mention Pennsv.vania and New Hampshire, so that those delegates may not be counted for Roosevelt when the convention convenes. There seems little doubt that the anti Roosevelt Democrats would welcome a statement by Gov. Smith which did not close the door to the selection of Smith delegates. Oppose Nomination. At the same time many of these anti Roosevelt Democrats have no desire at bottom for the nomination of Gov. Smith: some of them do not believe that he desires to become a candidate again for the presidency. On the other hand, such a statement by Gov. Smith as has been suggested would not make it impossible for Gov. Smith eventually to support the candi dacy of Gov. Roosevelt at the conven tion and after the convention. The Roosevelt people might find comfort in that direction. But in the meantime the the Smith adherents in New Hamp shire. Massachusetts and elsewhere might be electing Smith delegates to the national convention where otherwise Roosevelt delegates might have been chosen. The "Stop Roosevelt'' movement in I the last week seems to have taken on added life. It is becoming more and more open and apparent. In addition to placing reliance on Gov. Smith to aid in the halting of the Roosevelt band wagon, the opponents of Roose | velt are suggesting that Speaker John i N. Garner may be a powerful factor, . too. in settling this question of a presi I dential nomination. Garner Faces Handicap. Suppose, it is said, that the Demo cratic members of the House, loyal to their Speaker, in considerable number undertake to “control" the delegates from their congressional districts. Un der such conditions, the Garner boom might develop strongly in the national convention. Furthermore, Mr. Garner may have the Texas delegation, the largest from a Southern and South western State in the convention, if he wishes it. Speaker Gamer faces the handicap, however, which other Southern presi dential possibilities have faced since the Civil War. the disinclinaton of the Democratc party „o nominate a South erner, a disinclination which has been marked among the Southern Demo crats themselves. It is urged in his behalf that Is is more Western than Southern. LAW URGED TO PERMIT ROADS TO RUN TRUCKS By the Associated Press. Legislation to permit railroads to operate motor trucks and to make joint rates with passenger and freight motor lines was recommened today by R. C. Fulbright of Houston, Tex. The chairman of the Legislative Committee of the National Industrial Traffic League, advocated this at hear ings before the Senate Interstate Commerce Committee on the Couzens bill to regulate bus and truck traffic. Both bus and truck lines, under Fulbright's plan, would be placed under Interstate Commerce Commission juris diction in making joint rates. Rail, motor and water services would be permitted to file joint through rates subjects to commission approval. Fulbright emphasized that separate companies should be required for opera tion of trucks by railroads. He said, the league opposed Federal regulation of rates for truck transportation alone. CUBA EARTHQUAKE DEATHS REACH 13 More Bodies Are Sought in Wreckage—Supplies on Way to Santiago. By the Associated Press. SANTIAGO, Cuba, February 5.— Volunteer workers joined 300 employes of the Cuban department of public works probing piles of wreckage today ' to establish definitely the number of dead from the earthquakes that wrenched the town Tuesday morning. , The official death list was raised I today to 13. and Col. Luis Del Rosal, j military chief of Oriente Province, ex pressed the belief many more bodies , might be found. Supplies, medicines, and shelter j equipment were on the way to San- j tiago today in response to the request ! of municipal officials. Food kitchens were under construction and it was thought hundreds of needy who took j refuge in the hills back of Santiago would be fed shortly. Eighty or More Deaths Forecast. Treatment of injured persons con tinued. Physicians said they needed additional quantities of antl-tetanlc serum Slight earth shocks that occurred yesterday alarmed officials in charge i of rehabilitation work, but apparently j did little to add to the almost com- ; plete wreckage of the city. Some business houses expected to ! reopen today, but generally business j was at a standstill. All group gather- j ings are forbidden by military suthori- j ties, and congregation in churches, : schools or theaters is not allowed. Del Rosal said he believes the known j death toll might be increased to 80 or 100 when all the bodies are found. Gov. Jose Barcelo of Oriente Province issued an appeal to the United States for aid. while Cuban government and United States agencies co-operated. The United States Navy destroyer Williamson brought 2,000 tents here from Guantanamo for shelter The Cuban government sent Si.000 to pro vide soup kitchens for feeding 2.000 persons, anti-tetanic serum to treat 2.000 persons and other medical sup plies sufficient for 1.000 injured. Additional damage was reported. The Bacardi Co.. liquor manufacturers, esti mated their loss in the neighborhood of $400,000. The Orphans’ Home and the Home for the Aged were destroyed. A government commission of engi neers. appointed by Secrtary of the In terior Onetti, started a sweeping survey of the destruction, estimated in excess of $10,000,000. -• “FARM STRIKE” IS IMPENDING CONGRESS IS TOLD <Continued From First Page 1 predicted Russia would take from the United States its European wheat market. "I am convinced Russia is going to take the European wheat market,'' said Howard. "I think our export wheat market is a thing of the past. I think we should recognize wheat as on a purely domestic basis." He made his statement in reply to a question from Chairman McNary as to how he proposed to dispose of the sur plus. He said the board urged acreage re duction, while the Department of Agri culture was trying to show the farmer how to raise more. He criticized the Board of Agriculture Department. Howard read a statement which he said had been sent to foreign buyers last September by the Secretary of Ag riculture saying the administration would persistently oppose agricultural "hounty proposals." "I interpret this to mean." he said, "that the foreign buyers of our own disastrously low cotton feared the ex port debenture, the equalization fee or a measure such as this would be en acted. "They were assured that there was no need for them to hurry up and buy cotton and that the administration would stamp such proposals out." Grandfather Founded Fortune in Gold Rush Era of California. By the Associated Press. The truth cf that comment on suc cessful American families—from shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves in three genera tions—is exemplified in the case of Og den L. Mills, for he takes off his coat often as he works at his Treasury desk. The much-used phrase, indefatigable worker, really applies to the man named to succeed Andrew W Mellon, and with Mills the case is clearly one of choice. Grandfather Organized Bank. Mills' grandfather, Darius Ogden Mills, prepared, the way for an immense for turne by organizing a bank in the 1840s to receive the gold dust which other men found glittering in California streams. Mills' father, Ogden Mills, added to the money Darius Ogden made, and whatever worries young Ogden Liv ingston had on getting out of Harvard in 1904. they weren't financial. Young Ogden, like many an ambitious but poorer man, inclined to the hurly burly of politics and later to govern mental service, where criticism is equally free, but the opportunities for replying to it are somewhat limited. Defeated in 1912. Mills was defeated In his first attempt to become a House member in 1912. He started a little lower down, serving two terms in the New' York State Sen ate and then going to war before he gained a House seat in his second at tempt. in 1921. He was still there in 1927 when he was named Undersecre tary of the Treasury. He has been Mellon's field marshal since, enunciating and explaining the Treasury position and frequently visit ing his old colleagues at the House to defend or advocate. If a grass plot grew between the Treasury and White House and Mills walked the distance, his feet would have marked a firmly beaten path long ago. President Hoover is firmly convinced he knows his business. He is a good-natured man and is aided in being so by a reputation for being able to use his fists forcefully and scientifically. The reporters who cover the White House and Treasury include him cn their list of favorites. He talks fieely with them, puts them in a fine humor and leaves them to realize, ordi narily that he has told them nothing. MELLON APPROVED AS BRITISH ENVOY BY SENATE GROUP (Continued From FirstJPagf )_ firmed with little difficulty. Of all Mel lon's critics in the Senate, only the newcomer. Long of Louisiana, ha* premised a fight. He announced him self opposed to Mills also, and had some support there, but the administration men predicted approval of both over whelmingly. Mellon is preparing to turn his duties over to his undersecretary and close as sociate very scon. He hopes lor at least a week's vacation in some warm South ern spot, and then will have business affairs to settle. He said he did not ex pect to sail for London for nearly a month. Treasury business meanwhile is continuing without a ripple of change. Mills has it all at his finger tips, and the transfer, involving a step up into Mills’ place by Assistant Secretary Arthur A. Baliantine. is expected to take place on a “business as usual" basis. LONDON O. K.’S MELLON. Nomination Meets With Approval of Government and Press. LONDON. February 5 <£*).—’The Brit ish government gave its formal ap proval late this afternoon to the ap pointment of Andrew W. Mellon as Jnited States Ambassador to the Court of St. James, succeeding Gen. Charles G. Dawes. This formality put the final seal of approval on an appointment which was met with expressions of the highest satisfaction from every section of the British public, including officials and the press. 'Nothing could be more welcome to this country." the Times said. Commenting on his experience and qualifications, the paper likened him to earlier Ambassadors, such as Choate and Whitelaw Reid. “The appointment,” the Morning Post said, “is an evidence of fruitful co-operation between Great Britain and the United States, without which the world's sickness must remain chronic.” “President Hoover paid this country a great compliment in appointing Mr. Mellon.” said the Daily Mail. "It would be difficult to imagine a better choice, in the interests of both coun tries. at this time.” The News-Chronicle said the appoint ment would be regarded here "with im mense satisfaction.” -•-. SUGGESTS MRS. GANN AS KANSAS GOVERNOR By the Aisocinted Press. LAWRENCE. Kans., February 5—Mrs. Dolly Curtis Gann, sister and official hostess of Vice President Curtis, was suggested for the governorship of Kan sas yesterday by Dr. H. D Patee. The LawTence physician, who was a schoolmate of both the Vice President and Mrs. Gann, predicted she would be elected if nominated on the Republican ticket. "Her nomination would be progres sive," Dr. Patee said. "She is both na tionally and internationally acquainted with the affairs of the present-time Government. She is popular in both State and Nation." Mrs. Gann recently gave a series of political addresses in Kansas and near by States in support of the Hoover Curtis administration. "NONE BUT THE BRAVE” Deserve the decorations bestowed by the United States Government upon its soldiers who show extraordinary valor on the field of battle. The District of Columbia had many heroes during the World War. The stories of the battle experiences which led to their decorations are fascinating, thrilling. "District’s Heroes in the World War” By Sergeant L. E. Jaeckel Brings you each day the account of how some District soldier won a decoration in France. Many of these names are familiar to you—relatives, friends, business acquaintances. Read about the District's own heroes daily in The Star starting February S.