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EDITORS RE-ELECT
SOCIETYOFFICERS
Annual Convention Ends With
Banquet “Not for
Publication.”
With re-election of incumbent officers,
the American Society of Newspaper
Editors yesterday concluded its tenth
annual .convention, after a three-day
■ession at the National Press Club.
Last night the editors held their ban
quet at the Willard, but it was a "not
for-publication” event.
Those officers again chosen by the
board of directors were: Fred Fuller
Shedd. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin,
president; Paul Bellamy, Cleveland
Plain Dealer, first vice president; Grove
Patterson, Toledo Blade, second vice
president; E. S. Beck, Chicago Tribune,
treasurer, and A. H. Kirchhofer, Buffalo
Evening News, secretary.
Earlier Mr. Beck, Mr. Bellamy and
Casper S. Yost of the St. Louis Globe
Democrat and Walter M. Harrison of
the Oklahoma City Oklahoman, whose
.terms as directors were expiring, also
were re-elected.
Discount Relief Problems.
In their concluding business sessions
the editors surveyed a wide field, the
principal place on their program being
given to discussion of relief problems.
This round table was led by Louis
Brownlow. former District Commis
sioner. and now director of the Public
Administration Clearing House in Chi
cago. who hit at the theory that the
Government must cut down on its ex
penses because private industry was do
ing so. He insisted the Government
must continue to care for citizens
forced out of jobs by business.
The economic situation also was
touched on by William Allen White,
editor of the Emporia iKans.) Gazette,
who said current conditions were
brought about "because we have made
a mess of the distributive system.”
Mr. White voiced fears that under
present circumstances "some rabble
rousing. iron-jawed, loose - mouthed
demagogue will get in charge of the
situation.” and expressed a hope for
better distribution of the common
wealth.
A resolution pertinent to the present
situation adopted by the society,
in which it “recognizes the foment of
Hie popular mind in this period of eco
nomic disturbance:?, with its accom
panying problems of governmental,
corporate and individual management."
expresses the belief “that as the result
of this disturbance there will be an
urge for change and for experiment in
the American program, in political, in
commercial, industrial and social pro
cedure." then adds:
"This society declares it to be the
consensus of opinion that:
“The newspapers of the United States
sxe the natural forum for the discus
sion of such problems .beiore the people
and by the people.
Nothing to Be Feared.
“That it is a part of newspaper serv
ice to furnish opportunity and means
for such discussion.
“That there is nothing to be feared
from such discussion and that, to the
contrary, there is greater danger in the
promotion of fallacies by other means
available for propaganda than if such
proposals were given their place in the
open forum of the press, where there
would be Immediate opportunity for
their discussion and their illumination
and their testing by the truths and
principles of the American form of
government and the experience and tra
ditions in the development of that plan.
"That the American newspapers,
through their editorial pages, supple
menting the use of their news columns,
have an opportunity and a responsibil
itv in the present situation to encourage
and develop right thinking on the part
of the newspaper-reading public and to
do their full part in the clarification of
ideas and consequent actions.
“That the people look to the press as
never before for leadership and that
the press solemnly and confidently ac
cepts the challenge.”
As the meeting was winding up, H. 3.
Haskell of the Kansas City Star, who
has just been in Europe, appeared, and
in response to an invitation said that
all Europe fears currency Inflation, and
I that in France there is -a feeling that if
the United States should go off the
gold standard the franc also would go.
He also expressed the opinion that there
is little chance for reduction of arma
ments or for agreement between Ger
many and France on reparations.
“ ALUMNI TO BANQUET
Phillips Exeter Academy Meeting
Thursday—Moses to Speak.
The Southern Alumni Association ot
the Phillips Exeter Academy will hold
its annuai meeting and dinner Thurs
day evening at 7 o'clock at the Wash
ington Hotel.
Guests of honor and principal speak
ers will include Dr. Lewis Perry. Prof.
Emeritus James Arthur Tufts and Sen
ator George Moses. All former students
of the New Hampshire preparatory
school in Washington, nearby Maryland
and Virginia are invited.
Officers of the alumni association are
Howe Totten, president; former Jus
tice Walter X. McCoy, Henry P. Blair,
R. Ross Perry, jr.. and Constant South
W’orth. vice presidents; James A
DeForce. treasurer; G. Adams Howard,
secretary, and Heyliger Church, J.
Curtis Walker, H. A. Axtel, E. E. Col
laday, Clinton Hester and J. J. Rob
erts. members of the Executive Com
mittee.
arttiAL ;>ui
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Gambling Equipment Seized in Raids
! -
300 ARE ARRESTED
IN 3 DOWNTOWN
GAMBLING RAIDS
_(Continued From First Page.)
did the police surround each of the
three places and strike that it was es
timated only four men escaped.
Sledges Are I'sed.
Several spectacular features marked
the raids, drawing large crowds in the
vicinity and almost closing the side
walks to pedestrians.
Sledgehammers, pickaxes and crow
bars were freely used. The sound of
broken glass and crash of heavy ham
mers against the barriers set up
against police marked entrance of the
raiding parties.
Personally participating in the raid
at 713 I street. Inspector Beckett re
ceived a cut hand when a door was
broken.
The biggest haul was made at 915
Ninth street, where a long low-ceilingsd
room was found crowded with cus
tomers. It required several trips of the
police patrol to haul them to head
Qu-v'ters. This raid was Headed by
Capt J. E. Bobo of the Bureau of In
vestigation. with 1C men. This place
was labeled on the front window "Th»
Fruit Shop." but there was no fruit for
sale. Sledgehammers and pickaxes
were used, to gain entrance through two
doors to the gaming room, which was
found fullv equipped, not only for bet
ting on the races, but also for other
games. There was a black-iack table
in the main room, but farther back,
behind still another heavy wall, was a
large dice table. The back doors were
double and heavily barred.
The place at 713 I street was pro
tected also by twro heavily reinforced
doors, through which Sergt. G. M. Little
and his squadron of 12 men w-ere
forced to break their w-ay. Much equip
ment was confiscated. The store in
front of the back room was a small
tobacco shop, where -there was a con
siderable stock.
Three Doors Reinforced.
The raid at 1402 I street took police
to the third floor, where they stationed
men at all doors and even opposite
windows on adjoining roofs, so that
none escaped The entrance to this
place was through three reinforced
doors, the outer one of which had a
steel grating over the door, and was
equipped with a mirror to show who
might be coming around the corner
when the door was opened. In addi
tion to the regular blackboard for race
returns, pay-off booth and other
equipment, this place also had a billiard
table. There was a large heavy steel
safe with combination lock. This raid
was headed by Sergts N. O. Holmes
and R. A. Johnson.
-•
CAPT. WELLS CLEARED
BY FIRE TRIAL BOARD
Charge of Sending Engine Home
Too Early After Rizik Bros.
Fire Not Sustained.
The Fire Department trial board yes
terday returned a verdict exonerating
Capt. Charles A Wells of No. 10 truck
company on a charge of sending No. 16
engine home too early at the recent
fire at the establishment of Rizik Bros,
on Connecticut avenue.
Wells, as acting battalion chief, was
accused of having sent the engine home
in the midst of what afterwards turned
out to be a three-alarm fire. At the
trial a dispute arose as to whether it
was actually Wells or Acting Battalion
j Chief G. A. Mahew who was in charge
! of all apparatus at the fire when No. 16
j was sent back to quarters prematurely.
The verdict apparently settled the dis
i pute in favor of Wells. Mahew was not
I brought to trial.
I 23 MUSIC CLUBS ENROLL
_____________
j Fox Theater to Give Trophies to
Four Best on Program.
Twenty-three amateur choral and in
strumental clubs have enrolled in the
' Fox Theater's second annual music
week festival to be held at the theater
starting Friday and continuing through
May 5. Each of the participating clubs
will fill a 10 minute program, the four
best to receive trophies donated by the
theater.
Judges will be Capt William J. stan
nard, leader of the U. S Army Band:
Miss Jessie MacBride. music critic and
executive secretary of the National
Symphony Orchestra, and Leor. Brusi
lolT. former Fox conductor and now
head of the Brusiloff Concert Bureau.
THESE blackboards for listing race track returns and gambling tables were
confiscated by police yesterday when they raided an alleged gambling
den at 915 Ninth street. Below, standing by the table, left to right, are
Officer R. H. Johnson of administration headquarters and Capt. J. E.
Bobo, who participated in the raids. —Star Staff Photos.
IDEA 3 YEARS OLD
Plans for Observance May 1
in District Are Well Un
der Way.
BY J. A. MURPHY, M. D„
Chairman May Day Committee and Chief
Medical and Sanitary Inspector ol
Schools, Washington, D. C.
The old-time May day with its may
pole dances and May queen pageants
and in foreign countries its labor
demonstrations has been replaced by
a new idea, which, if not as artistic
as the old one, is undoubtedly fnore
practical. This new' idea is the cele
bration of May day as National Child
Health day.
This movement started in 1923. when
the American Child Health Association
suggested that May day be set aside
as a day on which to stress child
health.
The first question that arose was.
Why is this necessary? Has the health
of American children been so neglected
that it needs special attention?
The Need of May Day.
The answers can b?st be given by
quoting from a letter which Herbert
Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce!
and also president of the American
Child Health Association, written to
; President Coolidge early in 1924. Mr.
Hoover wrote:
•'Out of the mounting disasters that :
have overtaken the peoples of the world
in recent years has come a deeper j
study of the fundamental factors upon
which our civilization stands. Scien
i tific investigations and studies of voiun
1 tary organizations, by the Children's
Bureau, studies of the war draft, in
cluding systematic surveys by the
American Child Health Association, of
which I am president, nave demon
strated that we in America today are
lar behind what a national conscience ,
should demand for the public protec
tion of the well-being of our children.
“We have in America upward of ,
35.000,000 children, the great majority
of whom are the object of the utmost j
solicitude upon the part of their
parents, but no amount ol individual
solicitude can correct the dangers to
which they are subject in many com
munities by failure of community safe
guards. With all the enlightenment
and all the prosperity of our great peo
ple. we find that in five other nations
there is a lower death rate among in
fants; we find in 16 other nations a
lower rate of fatality among mothers
at childbirth: the great national draft
indicated that something like 80 per
cent of the men examined were de
ficient in some particular or another.”
Coolidge to Hoover.
Mr. Coolidge wras very much inter
ested In the matter and in reply wrote
to Mr. Hoover as follows:
"I am glad to receive from you the
plans of the American Child Health
Association with other co-operating as
sociations concern e<f with children's
welfare, to focus the thought of the
country on constructive measures for
improving and safeguarding the health
and welfare of our Nation's children on
May day. the traditional outdoor day
of children.
"The stupendous growth of urban
population constantly presents new
problems of child life and health. These
problems should be met by action with
in each community itself Our whole
social and political progress lies in
strong and effective action and initia
tive of our local communities.”
The Movement Grows.
Expressions of approval and indorse
ment were received from prominent
persons in both public and private life.
Governors of States issued official proc
i lamations calling upon their people to
] support the movement.
On May 18. 1928, by a joint resolution
j of Congress, the President of the
! United States was empowered to annu
| ally proclaim May l as May day—
: National Child Health day—and to ask
; for its observance in all parts of the
i United States.
The work is carried on under the
general supervision of the American
Child Health Association, which calls
on State and local committees to carry
out local programs.
Since the child-health program is
comprehensive, it has been thought ad
visable to stress one certain theme each
year. For the year 1932 the slogan is.
"Support your community child-health
program: it protects your home."
Washington's May Day Plans.
The plans of the local committee are
well under way for observance of the
day in the District. Arrangements have
been made for physical examinations in
{ the child-hygiene centers and in the
i public schools. The District of Colum
bia Dental Association has planned
dental-hygiene programs with correc
tive wmrk for children in need of it:
health films will be shown, organised
health programs wbll be given and plays
will be enacted in both white and col
ored schools.
There also will be some festival fea
tures. including May day plays and
pageants at the various playgrounds
and community centers.
The local radio program for May day
is to start from the National Broadcast
! ing Co.'s Station WRC with an address
bv Dr. Fred Kelly, chairman of the
While House Conference section on ed
ucation and training and chief of the
i division of colleges and professional
schools. Dr. Kelly is to speak at 4:15
p.m on the subject of "Child Health
and National Wellbeing.”
From Station WMAL Mrs. Thomas
Elkins, chairman of the Summer
round-up of the Parent-Teacher Asso
ciations. is to speak at 5:15 on Friday,
April 29.
Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, Secretary of
the Interior, is to speak on a national
hook-up of the N. B. C. stations at
1 p.m. on Tuesday. May 3.
Will Continue Programs.
Special health programs will be con
tinued until June 30. when it is planned
that a general resume of the health
work in the District will be broadcast
by the chairman of the local committee.
The local merchants are lending their
co-operatfon by arranging special win
dow displays In w hich proper clothing,
food and toys are shown and many
other health factors are stressed. A
trip to the city’s shopping district to
view these windows during the week of
May 1 will be not only extremely en
tertaining but of considerable educa
tional value.
PLANS NEW BOON,
Author, Here to Collect
• Facts, Foresees Grave
Perils for U. S.
BY FREDERIC WILLIAM WILE.
To explain • the causes of "Lonely
America"—the title of a forthcoming
book—Lothrop Stoddard of Boston, au
thor of "The Rising Tide of Color
Against White World-Supremacy,” has j
been conferring with Government offi- j
cials and members of Congress in |
Washington. Twelve years ago Mr.
Stoddard arrested the attention of both
America and Europe with his book
warning of the “yellow peril.” In
"Lonely America,” he disclosed in an
interview' with this writer, he will de- :
pict “the deadlier w hite peril.”
“The peril I now have in mind,” says
Mr. Stoddard, "is the peril that over
takes any nation grown too soft, too j
rich, too sure of itself, particularly
when that nation is without the past j
that prepares it to face the world with i
the necessary guile. ‘Lonely America' !
will be a frank effort to deal with the j
fundamentals of our present danger- j
ous position in the world.”
Mr. Stoddard says he is astounded to j
find men charged with responsibility for j
our foreign relations blind to current ;
and coming events. The apparent
readiness to build even higher our pres- j
ent tariff walls, to remain wholly re
mote from financial and economic re- !
adjustments in Europe, and to oppose
the partition of China supplies the
major evidence which Mr. Stoddard
discovers that American statesmen are
blind to eventual disaster. He does not
shrink from predicting that the United |
States may caTry its policy of invincible !
isolation to a point where the rest of 1
the world, in sheer desperation, will
unite to make war against us. "Lonely j
America." Mr. Stoddard says, is there- j
fore going to be “candidly sensational,” j
because, he contends, that “even with I
the strictest adherence to truth, the j
facts, marshaled together, are appall- j
ing."
The Boston political essayist, who
has just produced a book entitled “Eu- :
rope and Our Money," declares that if !
this country had faced facts 12 years
ago our investing public would not
have exchanged several billions of its
hard-earned dollars fcr European
bonds. He holds that our foreign in- j
vestments and trade have been ex- I
panded to the point of ruin, as the
result of the ignorance of the investing ;
public and the tactics of certain groups
of individuals whose viewpoint has been
conn rv, i r* tVoin oHaioal
Blames Poor Leadership.
"Up to the turn of the century,”
explains Mr. Stoddard in answer to a
request for the words and music of his
"Lonely America” theme scng, "the
United States was largely an insular
nation, concerned chiefly with its own
affairs.. The Jeffersonian ideal of free
dom from foreign alliances was gener
ally believed in and practiced. Then
the Spanish-American War. and later
the Great War. shook us out of our
isolation. We began to acquire for
eign possessions, foreign debts, foreign
alliances. Finally Wilson and the post
war treaties threw us headlong into a i
hasty i and to many observers, short- i
.sighted and ill-advised i orgy of inter- !
nationalism. We narrowly missed
joining the League: by mixing into
minority groups, plebiscites and the
theoretical rights of small nations, we j
earned the dislike of very large sec
tions of the world. When the money
markets began to .shift from London
to New Yoj-k our financial entangle
ments gTew into unwieldy proportions,
and since funds were handled by bank
ers unused, for the most part, to large
scale foreign finance, difficulties soon
began to arise.
"We arc still a young nation, and a
singularly rich, naive, innocent, trust
ing. open-faced and credulous one to
boot. We believe in such things as
peace, integrity, national honesty, open
diplomacy and other commendable :
illusions. We try to put all those ]
things we believe into actual practice. .
And we find ourselves very much In '
the position of a little girl at school
who is too truthful not to 'tell teacher.’
We are the blundering boors of world
politics, too big to knock down <so
far), too busy feeding ourselves with
compliments and panaceas to note a
certain ominous rumble in the back- I
ground. Like Lady Camerson. 'mer
rily we go to hell,' believing that paci
fism is the cure for external unrest,
prohibition for internal.”
Sees Hope in "Realism.”
Mr. Stoddard was asked to supply a
brief bill of particulars for his indict
ment of what he considers America's :
ostrich policy of sticking its head in in- !
temational sand and remaining oblivi- j
ous to realities. “Why does the world
hate us? I'll tell you what the princi
pal reasons are. The world hates us
for our tariffs, for our arrogance, for
our disregard of the usual conventions
| of diplomacy, for our refusal to agree
I to what Is possibly the only move that
could have meant a secure and peace
ful Far East, viz., the dismemberment of
China, and for our unhappy habit of
sending tactless and unnecessary notes
to foreign governments on all occasions.
For these and a myriad of other rea
sons the world hates us. I am bent
upon inviting attention to our result
i ant position in international affairs—
politically, economically, socially, finan
cially. I would like to stimulate'thought :
along the line of where both our dan
gers and our hopes lie. I would set ,
Americans wondering what real chance
we have against a world united against
us. I would ask them: Are we not
alone in a dark wood, with the wolves
gathering?"
"What is you remedy for warding off
the perils you see mounting up for
'Lonely America?' ” Mr. Stoddard was
invited to reveal.
"The crying need of the hour,” h=
rejoined, "is for a realistic facing of
jthe world as it is. One of .he foibles
of the Victorian age was a mawkish
I sentimentality combined with an emo
! tional yearning for 'sweetness and
) light.’ Long sheltered from external !
j perils and pampered by prosperity, wp
j are belated Victorians. But the rest I
of the world, schooled in adversity, has |
left all that behind and is becoming
realistically ‘hard-boiled.’ We must ,
awaken to the fact that we dwell in an •
increasingly ruthless world We must
become clear-sighted realists or take
the consequences.”
<Copyright, 1932 >
UNCLE SAM FLATLY TURNS DOWN
CAPONE S OFFER TO FIND BABY
"Tremendous Pressure on Higk G overn
ment Officials Without Success—No
Deals Made With Criminals.
BY REX COLLIER.
A1 capone has made extraordinary
efforts through intermediaries vto get
out of jail and "assist" in the search
for the Lindbergh baby, but the Feder
al Government will not bargain with
him.
The Government informally but posi
tively has turned thumbs down on in
direct proposals for the temporary re
lease of the Chicago gangster to per
mit him to hunt for the kidnaped
child.
Capone has been advised of these re
pulses by his emissaries, who are said
to have attempted to bring tremendous
pressure to bear on high Government
officials in behalf of the Federal pris
oner.
Although officials in the past have
ridiculed the rumor, a report persists
that agents of Capone haw carried
their plea to the door of the White
House, only to receive a blunt rebuff.
The Government’s attitude toward
the representations is that there can
be no "deals" with crime or criminals.
lTucle Sam Stands Firm.
Capone has been given to understand
that Uncle Sam is determined to put
him behincf the bars of Leavenworth
penitentiary, and that nothing save a
contrary order of the United States
Supreme Court can prevent his incar
ceration there.
A review of Capone’s conviction. by
Federal Judge Wilkerson on income tax
charges was asked of the high court
Friday by attorneys for the gang lord.
He faces a 10-year term in Federal
prison.
Capone made a public offer to aid
in the kidnaping search some weeks
ago, during an interview. At that
time he said 'he would turn his son
over to the Government as a hostage,
pending his voluntary return to jail
when the hunt was completed.
At no time has Capone or his friends
claimed he knows anything definite
about the Lindbergh kidnaping.
His representatives have given out
the impression, however, that the Ca
pone syndicate, which reputedly ex
tends into the East, is fairly certain
the baby can* be found, providing A1
is freed long enough to take personal
charge of the undertaking.
Senator Bingham yesterday called at
tention in the Senate to a belief that
the Lindbergh kidnaping was a well
conceived plot to secure Capones re
lease. This theory has been discussed
to some extent since Capone first
broached the proposition of his release
Under this theory, the kidnaping is
seen as a scheme to make Capone into
a public hero. By returning the baby,
it is pointed out. the gangster would
receive public acclaim and would be in
a position to ask for suspension of his
sentence or other concessions.
Hoping For •‘Break.”
Another suggestion is that Capone
merely is hoping to get a “break'' in
solving the case through his under
world connections, and thereby gain
public favor and governmental Indul
gence.
In support of the Capone plot theory
it has been declared the kidnaping was
not a "money job.’’ If money were
the sole consideration, it is argued, a
ransom of more than $50,000 would
have been demanded. Moreover, it
has been contended by students of the
case that if ransom were the object,
the kidnapers would not have chosen
the son of Col. Lindbergh as their vic
tim. Their prey would have been the
child of some wealthy, but much less
prominent citizen, whose plight would
not have attracted the attention of the
whole world nor precipitated so wide
spread a manhunt.
Early* belief that the abduction was
the work of amateurs long since has
been discarded by investigators. This
belief at first was predicated on the
meagerness of the ransom demand and
on the fact that a ladder and other
clues were left behind. The clues
proved worthless, however, and subse
quent developments virtually have dis
pelled the opinion that amateurs stole
the baby.
Referred to in New York.
It k reported that when Washington
turned a deaf ear to suggestions from
Capone sources that, the gang chief be
“furloughed” to aid in the kidnaping
quest, Capone's proposal was brought tc
the attention of certain influential per
sons in New York, in the hope the
latter could induce the Government tc
be a little lenient toward Capone. Sc
far as can be learned, the New York
efforts also failed.
President Hoover several weais age
indicated in a public statemaest that he
would tolerate no cc---:promuse with
gangdom under any circumstances, anc
it is understood he conveyed definite in
structions to that effect to Government
agencies when Capone's offer to aid in
the kidnaping case was published.
BABY NEGOTIATORS
AFTER 3 MISSIONS
CALL CLIMAX NEAR
_i Continued From First Page.)_
to Col. Charles A. Lindbergh stating
they might be able to tell where the
kidnaped Lindbergh baby is being held,
were being held at police headquarters
here today for further questioning.
The man. about 30, gave his name as
Albert Lacher and said he was em
ployed in a Philadelphia butcher shop.
The woman, about 28, gave her name
as Miss Edith Crebbe and said she
also used the name, Edith Jordan.
Police said they had been living at a
road house east of Downington since
two days after the Lindbergh kidnap
ing. At Philadelphia a butcher in the
Germantown section said he had em
ployed Lacher as a driver and had
known him for many years. He said
he knew Miss Crebbe for about a year
and that neither could have had any
connection with the kidnaping.
UNAWARE OF YACHT USE.
Norfolk Hotel Man Says It's at Disposal
of Negotiators.
BALTIMORE, April 23 (/Pi.—Col
Charles H Consolvo. Baltimore and
Norfolk hotel man, arrived here today
from New York and said that he was
without information concerning a pas
sible new use of his yacht, the Macon,
in the negotiations for the return of
Charles A. Lindbergh, jr.. but that the
Norfolk intermediaries "have authority
to do whatever they want to with the
yacht.”
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C. OF C. WILL STUDY
U. S. EXPENSE CUTS
National Chamber Convention to
Seek United Front for
Reduction.
Business is preparing for an on
slaught on wasteful public spending.
Facing an annual tax bill estimated
at $14,000,000,000 annually, delegates to
the twentieth annual Convention of
the Chamber of Commerce of the
United States at San Francisco May
17-20, will study plans whereby busi
ness oragnizatioris throughout the"coun
try may unite for reduced public ex
penditures.
The chamber will have before it a
report from a special committee urging
a slash of at least half a billion dollars
in governmental costs and a program,
supported be vote of the membership,
for balancing the Federal budget by
reduced expenditures, limited borrow
ing and moderate additional taxation.
The convention will also treat
State and municipal expenses.
Covering this general situation. Silas
H. Strawn. president of the chamber,
in a statement given out for publica
tion today, says:
"There is general agreement that
present tax levels seriously impede
economic recovery and menace national
welfare. Taxes, already oppressive, are
becoming confiscatory in many parts of
the country. General demands for tax
reduction—groups of citizens storming
meetings of city councils to insist upon
lower taxes, the clamor for remedial
legislation—all these point to the need
for drastic remedies. Taxpayers must
be relieved without Impairing public
credit.”
Sale of Rose Rushes
Including large three-year
old Talisman
50c ea.
All good garden varieties
Also—
Japanese Cherries
Red Dogwoods
Perennials
And all other evergreens and
shrubs for the garden.
On Sale at Nurseries
A. GUDE SONS CO.
Between Rockville and Galtheraburc. Md..
on the National Pike. A beautiful drive eat.
ANNUAL SPRING COUNCIL
OF ADVENTISTS OPENS
Presidents of All Union Confer
ences in U. S. Attending
Takoma Sessions.
The annual Spring council of the
General Conference of Seventh-Das
Adventists opened last night in Takoma
Park and will continue through Thurs
day.
A special service for the delegates wae
held last night in the chapel of the
Review and Herald Publishing Associa
tion, and at 11 o’clock this mornins
the delegates joined with members ol
the Takoma Park Church in regulai
Sabbath service. Rev I. H. Evans, firsi
I vice president of the conference, wa:
the speaker.
The conference has brought to Ta
koma Park the presidents of all th<
union conferences in the United States
Propositions concerning the advance
ment of the denomination both in thi:
' country and abroad are to be consid
ered.
Guild Chapter Elects.
Miss Elizabeth C. Smith was elected
president of Gamma Chapter, Univer
sity Guild, at its organization meeting
and banquet Thursday night. Other
officers included Arlene Craig, vice
president: Helen Carroll, secretary, and
Lulu D Withers, treasurer. _
Bigger and letter Funerals
At Half the Usual Co*t Are Done fcy
CHAMBERS
• A Whole Funeral for as
low as. / O
Phone or write ycur Address.
We will send you a beautiful
catalogue of How We Do It.
1
COLONISTS’ DAUGHTERS
| OPEN SESSIONS TOWGM-T
Costumes of Olden Days to Be
Worn at Supper—Assembly
Tomorrow.
The eleventh annual conference of
the Daughters of the American Colon*
ists will be formally opened tonight
with a Colonial supper, at the Wash
ington Hotel at 7 o'clock. The delegates
have been asked to wear Colonial cos
tume and the menu will be in keeping
] with the period.
The general assembly will take place
I tomorrow when the national recording
(secretary will be elected. The follow
, ing day the District of Columbia
1 Chapter will present to the George
Washington University as a Bicen
tennial gift, a grandfather clock.
Mrs. Pedrn Capo Rodroquez. state
regent of the District of Columbia
Daughters, will make the presentation
and Mrs. Cloyd Heck Marvin will accept
the gift in the name of the University.
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Benefit Party Planned.
The Physical Education Association
of the District will hold a benefit bridge
party and fashion show May 7 at t£»
Shore ham Hotel. Miss Ruth Atwell.
George Washington University, is presi
dent of the association.
Landscaping
Your Home Grounds
I We are specialists in landscaping
and would be glad to send plans
t and estimates without obligation.
We plan and plant.
Special—Fresh Cut
ROSES
In Varieties
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Catalog on request.
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rt.
Lincoln
Cemetery
Atlantic 9162 Hyatts. 78S
[ Big
Specials
Sunday and Monday Only
Padre* Wine Tonic.
Extra Special . OOC
Limit I to a Customer
50c Pint Size Double Distilled 7 7
Witch Hazel. Extra Special 1 # C
3 FOR 50c
Limit 3 to a Customer
85c I*. S. P. Quart Milk of Q/j
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Limit Z to a Customer
55c J. ft J. Baby Talc. Special, 2fic
Limit 4 to a Customer
j Open All Dav Sunday From
10 A.M. on
No Delivery
GIBSON DRUG STORE
915 G St. N.W.
LILY POOLS
—rock gardens ... let as submit
1 estimates NOW. Intelligent plan
ning and planting of all ldnds of
j EVERGREENS. SHRCBS, SHADE
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Landscape Contractors
Sodding. Seeding, Lawns Remade,
i Spraying. Trimming, Transplanting,
Soil Revitalization.
Estimates Without Charge or Obligation
HYATTSVILLS
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Home Sites
Rock Creek
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Georgia 1271
Pottery
Bird Baths
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complete
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$4.40
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Mounted . on
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Mounted. ® O 17 op
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Inmountrd
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1109 Bladensburg Rd. N.E.
8 Block* north 15th mad H Sts. N E.
Cyrus Field
spanned the Atlan
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