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Spirit of Bonus Army Raised
as Police Seek Better and
Sanitary Quarters.
_(Continued From First Page.)_
over 40.000.000 bushels of wheat for dis
tribution by the Red Cross to needy
"If any local charitable organization
or the local chapter of the Red Cross
makes application for some of this
wheat." Connery told newspaper men.
•'McClintock says it will bo provided.
Then It is up to the bakers to make
the flour into bread. In many cities
this has been done voluntarily.”
Meanwhile police prepared to segre
gate radicals whose appearance at the
Anacostia camp precipitated a near
riot last night, and sought more perma
nent quarters for the thousands of vet
erans who are lobbying for full pay
ment ot the bonus.
Health Officer William C. Fowler, who
has expressed alarm over sanitary con
ditions at the Anacostia camp, said
today that he had asked the help of
Surg. Gen. Hugh S. Cumming, United
Slates Public Health Service, In deal
ing with the problem. He said he ex
pected the surgeon general's reply late
He denied reports that he was pre
paring instructions to the Police De
portment to' oust the marchers, saying
that he had not yet hit upon a feasible
scheme of protecting the health of the
city from the menace at Anacostia.
His physicians at the camp reported
several men suffering from body par
asites this morning, he said, and asked
what to do with them. He told them
to try to get the men taken care of by
the Veterans' Administration and, fail
ing that, the Naval Medical Service
and. falling that, Gallinger Hospital.
Failing all of these, he suggested
that the men be segregated from the
others. This has already been tried
once In the case of a group of 23 In
fected men two days ago. but the efforts
to segregate the men failed.
Seeks Vacant Buildings.
Gen. Glassford. anticipating a formal
order to withdraw the veterans from
the Anacostia encampment, made a
survey of the city this morning in an
effort to obtain vacant buildings In
which to house the veterans.
The offer of Father Coughlin, head
of the Radio League of the Little
Flower, was made to police through At
torney Robert Burton, and hinged upon
the expulsion of all Communist propa
ganda and literature.
The funds were accepted by Capt.
William G. Stott, police property officer,
and aide to Gen. Glassford in supervis
ing bonus army activities.
The decision to segregate Communists
and other radicals was made by Glass
ferd purely as a protective measure, he
declared. Fearing repetition of a dis
turbance last night at Anae06tia. when
lcyal veterans threatened harm to ap
proximately 200 suspected Communist
veterans from the Middle West. Gen.
Glassford said he would quarter all
bona-fide veterans who are members of
the Communist party or its affiliations
in separate buildings and would not at
tempt to drive them from the city.
Glassford Statement.
Cm G’.assford issued the following
et - mmt today:
i- ab.r’utelv imperative to get
th - w r—oenditionary force under
ser.m h -.-.i of 'shelter. It has not been
pc: f • to gat Government tentage,
firs . b:mrse it is perishable: second,
be a it is very expensive, and, third,
tr -m? there is only a small amount
r-c ’rb'e rnd ro funds to replace it.
A’v -:;m? o> 3.000 visiting veterans
s;epi fast night without shelter. Plans
fo- a new nr-merment were placed bc
f're C md-. W. VV. Waters of the Bonus
Exocditicnr.ry Force by the major and
simerintenrfent this morning. Comdr.
Waters e^reed to all items summarized
a-, follows: . .
•‘1. Anacostia Park to be retained as
a reception center for all incoming
veterans. ...
“2. Organized units of veterans will
be transferred from Anacostia Park as
quickly as other billets are made a\ail
ab, 3. Camo Simms will be opened up
for not to exceed 300 veterans before
dark today. . ... . ..
•■4. Camp Meigs will be established
as a camp, rolling kitchens provided,
tentage purchased from the Army and
Navy stores and other second-hand es
tablishments in the city and the organ
ized units transferred thereto beginning
Seek Fort Foote.
"5. Two large buildings at Third
street and Pennsylvania avenue will be
utilized for sheltering 600 men. It is
hoped that these buildings can be made
available by tomorrow morning, with
the installation of necessary plumbing,
which has been taken out. and the set
ting up of a rolling kitchen.
-6 Attempts will be made to secure
from Col. U. S. Grant. 3d, director of
public buildings and public parks, the
use of Fort Foote, which is about 6
miles south of Anacostia, on the Poto
mac River, Maryland side, which has
facilities for accommodating approxi
mately 500 men. This location, being
accessible both by water and road, to
be held in reserve for use as an isola
tion camp or as an infirmary where
men who cannot continue to stand ex
posure may be sent for recuperation.
"7. Attempts are being made to lo
cate another camp on Federal property
at Benning race track. This camp will
be for the purpose of billeting any or
ganization which is not accepted by the
bonus expeditionary force.
"8. Although it is not the intent of
the bonus expeditionary force to ac
cept, any units which are Communistic
in their sentiment, it is agreed that all
veterans should be treated alike in sc
far as shelter, food and assistance ol
the Police Department is concerned.
“9. The major and superintendent
■was urged to retain custody of the
lunds, which he has agreed to do.
Police Organlation.
*'10. The Police Department organla
tion to supervise the various camps Is
being expanded as follows:
"Capt. William O. Stott, to remain
as supply and purchasing officer. One
police officer to be detailed at each
camp to work with the commander ol
the camp who will be selected from
the members of the bonus expeditionary
force. Another to work with Cap.,,
Stott to make the rounds of the camp
with a view to assuring adequate sup
plies, sanitation, etc.”
Father Coughlin's offer was received
In a telegram which he sent to Attorney
Burton end which was read shortly be
fore noon to an assembly of men, who
received it with wild cheers.
The telegT.am read: "To you, my at
torney, I give authority to donate in
my name and at my expense $5,000 to
the ex-soldiers convening there or near
Washington to be used for purpose* of
food and other necessities pending the
hearing of the bonus bill. This money
is at your immediate call as soon as you
can give It proper authority. I am
doing this primarily to feed the hungry
and with absolute instruction that they
who benefit by this donation be clear
of all communistic leaders and com
munistic suggestions.”
The telegram was brought to Camp
Marks by James L. Wilkinson, Burton’s
Before daybreak a truck load of food
came In from Frank J. Bartletta of
Hoboken, Included in the lot of food
stuffs was a thousand loave3 of bread,
a thousand pounds of coffee, two tons
of meat, two bags of sugar, five tubs
of lard.
Senator Smith at Camp.
Senator Smith, Democrat, of South
Caroling addressed the veteranwhis
morningjnpd told them that, aitHSagh
Accused Veterans Taking Oath of Allegiance
FOLLOWING their detention overnight under police guard after bonus marchers encamped at Anacostia had threatened bodily to drive them from the camp.
250 alleged radicals took the oath to uphold the American Government today. Top photograph shows the group lined up for the ceremony, which was
conducted by veterans’ leaders. Joe Angelo, wounded war hero, is holding the flag. Lower left: Veterans in line for the water supply. Lower right. Senator
Smith of South Carolina addressing the men. 6tar stafr Photos.
he could not forecast the action that
1 would be taken on the bonus in the
j Senate or the House, he proposed
i to vote for It if the opportunity pre
sented itself.
He said that whatever Congress pro
posed to do “they ought to do it right
away.” He praised the veterans for
their conduct while here and told them
“when we get talking about terrible
conditions in this country, by God, you
boys didn't bring it on—you made it
possible for things to be better. You
made the world safe for democracy,”
he continued. “Now let democracy
have its full swing and make a place
for you boys to earn a living and sup
port yourselves and your families.”
Senator Smith was introduced as a
friend of the veterans and one who had
assisted them.
Meanwhile arrivals hit the camp to
day in a never ending stream. At the
! registration headquarters it was said
| that newcomers this morning Included
I from Los Angeles, 75; from Salt Lake
| City, 25; Cincinnati, 150 or 200; Al
i berquerque, N. M.. 30, and a large con
j tingent from Dayton. Ohio, that was
put at a minimum of 200.
A group from the lakes, who said they
came from Cleveland. Detroit and To
ledo, and whose number was put at 400,
also registered in this morning. Ap
proximately half of this bunch were
those taken out of camp last night in
one of the periodical "red round-ups.”
when they were found carrying cards
of the Workers’ E-Service Men's League.
The men were isolated at Seventeenth
and K streets southeast last night and
turned back to Camp Marks this morn
I ing, where they took the "oath of al
legiance—a pledge against liquor and
Another man accused of communistic
leaning, Herbert N. Young, was released
from the eleventh precinct this morning
after being held 36 hours for Investiga
tion. He was escorted over the Ana
costia bridge by policemen and told to
be on his way.
Glassford made a flying visit to Camp
Marks at noon today on a motor cycle
and was cheered whenever he stopped
to talk briefly to a group of veterans.
Later he went to Camp Simms, where
for two days authorities have been try
ing unsuccessfully to get part of the
veterans to take up billets.
Cammander In Chief Waters today
asked newspaper to urge unescorted
women and children to remain away
from Camp Anacostia after nightfall.
Waters said that the reason for such a
request was obvious, and that his own
M. P.'s are declining to allow unescorted
women to walk Into the camp, but that
there is no way they can be prevented
i from coming Into camp.
| The police base ball club today sent
a challenge to the veterans, who or
I ganlzed a team and play at 2:30 o’clock
i tomorrow afternoon at the camp as a
fund-raising venture. The police will
furnish the equipment, and it is pro
posed to “pass the hat” among the spec
10,000 Here by Tomorrow.
At the present rate of influx of vet
erans into the city, Capt. Scott esti
mated 10,000 men would be here by
tomorrow evening. Aside from con
tributions of food, the $7,000 now on
hand would feed the men for 100 days,
figured at the police rate of 7 cents
per day per man.
Large shipments of groceries are be
ing received dally, however, and there
are no immediate prospects the vet
erans will go hungry. Four tons of
food were shipped here today from
New Jersey, and Comdr. W. W. Waters
has received telegrams from all sections
of the country expressing desire to
feed the men as long as they remain
Police today estimated the populations
of the bonus camps at 7,416, but Joseph
B. Jeck, jr„ secretary of the bonus army,
declared 11,019 men are registered.
The police said 6,500 were at Anacostla,
I 485 at Eighth and I streets southeast,
289 st Twelfth and D streets southwest
; and 142 at Seventh and L streets south
west. Jeck said 8,750 are registered ac
Anacostia, 486 at Eighth and I streets
southeast, 434 at Twelfth and D and
Seventh and L streets southwest and
1,350 in various homes of friends and
Jeck said a survey showed that 60
per cent of the men are married and
have been out of work for a year or
224 Tents Purchased.
Capt. Stott today bought 224 tents,
accommodating 250 men, for use at
Camp Meigs, and arranged with Army
officials for use of several portable
kitchens from Fort Myer.
Mrs. John Allen Dougherty, social
leader, visited the Anacoatia camp this
morning and distributed magazines and
pitching horseshoes.
Three Governors besides Gov. Roose
velt replied to the Commissioners' tele
grams of yerterday urging them to use
their good offices In preventing further
bonus marchers from coming to Wash
ington, all expressed sympathy with
the District’s problem, and said that
they had discouraged the pilgrimage
from the start and would continue to
do so.
"I personally appealed to bonus
marchers at executive mansion here a
few days ago not to go to Washington,”
wired Gov. Ross Stirling of Texas, ”but
to present their claims through duly
elected officials and representatives. I
sought to reason with them that their
trip would not only gain no added ad
vantage, but without doubt would Injure
their cause. I have through the press
asked them not to march on Washing
Ington, but to permit the Congress to
act on the matter in due time and man
ner. Regret conditions are such as you
The secretary to me Governor oi
Massachusetts wired: "There is no ap
preciable number of Massachusetts men
in Washington on this pilgrimage. The
project has been discouraged from the
start here and successfully.”
The secretary to Gov. Pinchot of
Pennsylvania wired: "Gov. Pinchot
away. In response to numerous re
quests to have State furnish transpor
tation for additional groups of bonus
marchers proposing to go to Washing
ton. the Governor has in each case re
fused transportation and has informed
such groups that he believed additional
representation in Washington would
serve no useful purpose.”
A campaign to raise funds for food
for the army of veterans in camp here
was launched today by members of the
American Legion and other veteran
A committee, composed of Miss
Maryann Scott Sharp, a yeomanette
during the World War; William Keyser
and M. Bernstein, started to map out
plans for the drive. This committee has
established headquarters at 402 Twelfth
street northwest.
A series of dances will be held at 1003
K street, which the committee members
said they hoped would net about $1,500.
The first dance will be held tomorrow
night, beginning at 9 o’clock.
Miss Sharp registered yesterday as a
member of the bonus expeditionary force
and was elected to membership on Its
Legislative Committee.
One Bed Ousted.
The "Red army” scare that caused a
near riot at the Anaco6tia camp early
last night was cleared up at dawn to
day when Metropolitan Police Inspected
250 bonus marchers from Detroit,
Toledo and Cleveland and said, with the
exception of one man. they found no
evidence of Communism among them.
C. B. Cowan of Cleveland, reputed
Communist leader, was taken from the
ranks, police said.
This aggregation, which arrived at
Anacostia late yesterday, was marched
out of the camp early last night under
police escort to a lot at Fifteenth and
K streets southeast, where its members
were guarded throughout the night.
Shortly after daybreak this morning
the veterans were lined up and all but
Cow-an were able to show their service
discharge papers. Police consulted with
camp authorities and the men were
allowed to re-enter Camp Marks.
Throughout the morning they were
segregated from the rest of the vet
erans until, camp authorities said, they
might be Inspected by Federal agents.
The men assured camp leaders that
If they were allowed to remain here
food would be furnished them by Jeff
Davis, self-styled -'king of the hoboes.”
Tills group, police were informed, is
all that Is left of the 1,000 men who
last week took possession of the freight
yard of the Pennsylvania Railroad In
Cleveland and tied up freight and pas
senger traffic for several hours until
chased by the Cleveland police.
They said today that before leaving
Detroit and Toledo some of the men
had been organized under Communist
Police said a search of the men re
vealed that all held certificates, clgnl
fying they had enrolled In the Workers
Ex-Service Men's League, which is af
filiated with the Communist party.
Deny Being Communist!.
Levin, the league leader, claims them
for his organization, which he said now
ha* about 1.000 members here. Police
denied this number
John Pace of Detroit, who styled
himself as "acting field marshal" of
the outfit, said the men were dis
couraged as to the reception they re
ceived last night, but that they In
tended to stick it out and would con
vince other members of the camp they
were ‘ regular fellows ”
They appeared rather reluctant to
take orders from Mike Thomas and Joe
Angelo, the accredited camp leaders. A
fight soon started and the cry of “reds”
pervaded the entire camp. Within a
short time the group was surrounded
by approximately 5,000 veterans, who
threatened them with a trip to the
• “river bank.”
A riot call brought a number of police,
headed by Chief Glassford and Inspector
L. I. H. Edwards, to the scene. The
veterans promptly turned the group
over to the police.

Father Cox Praises Capital Police in
Handling Veterans.
PITTSBURGH, June 10 (JP).—Com
The terms of Morris Plan Loans are simple
and practical it is not necessary
to have had an account at
this Bank to borrow.
For each $120 bor
rowed you agree to
deposit $10 a month
in an account, the pro
ceeds of which may be
used to cancel the note
when due. Deposits
may be made on a
weekly, semi-monthly
or monthly basis as
you prefer.
o f
For 12
Loans are passed on
within a day or two
after filing application
-with few exceptions.
are usually made for
1 year, though they
may be for any period
of from 3 to 12 months.
Norris Plan Bank
Unfa Sepervblon U. S. Trtwnry
1401 H Street Northwest
Capita Surplus, $250,000
munistic control of the bonus “march
ers in Washington. Rev James R. Cos
said he believed today, will nevei
"If a Communist would attempt tc
do anything rash, those boys would
chill him.'' the militant priest said or
his return from the Capital where ht
championed the cause of the veterans
“The way police are handling th<
situation and the thousands of veteran:
in Washington is wonderful. Officer:
are showing more tact and creatlnf
good-will than any police in such
emergencies I have ever seen. Th‘
veterans would do anything for them.'
Finder Killed by Bullet Whilt
Trying to Locate Ink.
MONTREAL. June 10 UP).—Emlli
Vinet found what looked like a foun
tain pen In the street, but it wasn’
a pen. It was & fountain pen gui
and it killed him.
When he tried to see if it had an;
ink. it discharged a bullet into hi:
thigh. Gangrene set in and he diet
| last night.
Newspaper Official Dies.
NEW YORK. June 10 (/PV—Henri
Martin Blcknell. since 1896 comptroller
of the New York American and Nev
York Journal, died last night. He wa:
68 years old and was bom in Sandwich
When Planning for the
Week-End Let U»
Veal, Chicken or Turkey, to be
prepared for cold cuta.
Fresh Shrimps or Fresh Crabs
British Chutney Pickle
New Large Tomatoee
Sugar corn
Bed Tall Green Beans
Choice New Pea*
Home-Grown Cauliflower i
Huckleberries Plums AlWlfots
iftirr*-* Cheese, two varieties In
one package
-If It's Eatable, We Have It."
Stli Street, K to L Street N.W.
Two Hour* Free Parkin* to
Patrons—Park Opusite Market
on New Yerk^venue.
! Women and Children in Con
tingent at Cincinnati En
Rout? to Capital.
By the Associated Press.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 10 —Cin
cinnati city police today were ordered
to eject from the Baltimore & Ohio
Railroad yards here a group of from
600 t&o 700 ex-soldiers from Texas,
who came here today en route to Wash
ington to demand payment of the
soldiers' bonus. The orders were issued
after railroad officials refused further
transportation to the “marchers."
The request that the veterans be re
moved from the yards was made to
Safety Director John E. Qlandford by
F. B. Mitchell, general manager of the
railroad. Blandford said he had no
other course under the law than to
comply, and Chief of Police William
Copelan left Immediately to muster
police details.
Members of the bonus group mean
while hesitated as to their course of
action. Leaders said they had been
promised transportation to Washington
and the sudden decision of the road to
carry them no further after bringing
them here from Louisville caught them
unawares. They said they had not de
cided if they would resist orders to
desert the yards.
Most of the ‘•marchers" were men.
J. J. Richardson of San Antonio brought
his wife and two children. Virginia. 13,
and Oliver, 11, along with him, how
ever. Mrs. Mary Arnold of San Antonio
traveled with them.
They left San Antonio a week ago.
Texas, Oklahoma Veterans Make Camp
to Await Transportation.
BRISTOL, Va.-Tenn., June 10 UP).—
Approximately 450 bonus marchers,
veterans from Texas, Oklahoma and
way points, arrived here early today
and encamped in West Bristol while
awaiting the outcome of efforts to ar
range transportation to continue their
march to Washington. The contingent
I is commanded by J. J. Hawley of
Houston. Tex.
The main body left Houston a week
ago today. Approximately 200 £!re from
Texas. 150 from Oklahoma and the re
mainder, including men from Arkan
sas, Alabama and Mississippi, joined
the group at various points en route.
63 on Two Trucks Expert to Reach
Washington by Tonight.
RICHMOND, June 10 UP).—Sixty
three bonus marchers en route to Wash
i ington from Atlanta passed through this
city early today in two trucks. W. E.
Dooley, who Is In charge of the dele
gation, said they planned to reach
Washington before night.
Hoboken Soap Kitchen Bringing Food
and Entertainment to Capital.
HOBOKEN, N. J„ June 10 (/P).—
Fish and phonographs for the bonus
marchers encamped in Washington
were on the loading list today for the
second truck that will leave the Frank
J. Bartletta Association soup kitchen.
A ton of fish, iced. Is the piece do
resistance. Besides that there are two
phonographs, one of them from Bart
letta's own home: 200 phonograph rec
ords and 500 books. The load includes
2,000 loaves of bread.
Bartletta said the truck would stop
at a large Baltimore bakery to pick up
an additional thousand loaves of bread
which the bakery has donated.
Thomas W. Plunkett, colored New
York war veteran, who was roughly
handled and run out of Anacostia Camp
Wednesday night, is anxious to prove
to fellow bonus marchers they were
mistaken when they pointed him out as
a man who made a radical speech in
New Jersey recently.
Plunkett said ne hoped to convince
his former comrades of their mistake
through the newspapers before apply
ing for readmittance to the camp.
Fashion Park Gives Us a Bargain
for Y ou in Tropical Worsteds
’E have just purchased a group of the famous Fashion Park Tropi
cal Worsted Suits.
The makership immediately classifies them as superior in
quality and superb in style. Blue, T an and Gray.
They Are 3-Piece Suits
Coat—Vest—and Trousers
$35 and $40 Suits
Reduced $ /| .75
Imported Calcutta Seersucker Suits.$10
New Effects in Palm Beach Suits.$15
Silk-mixed Suits, imported weaves .$25
Imported Linen Suits.$11.75, $14.75, $20, $35
Union Suits
Never before at such prices—and in
all sizes—regular, slim, stout and
short stout.
$1.50 Plaid Madras
$-1 .19 3 for
X 53.50
$2 Silky Mull
$*| .59 3 for
X 54.50
A lot of madras and broadcloth
shirts; of fine count: pleasing colors
and Mode perfect fit. Some neckband,
with 2 separate collars to match.
Others collar attached.
Regular $2 and $2.50 Shirts
$i .35 3 for
1 53.75
And here are two Straiv Bargains ^
Supernatural braid; in
the correct shape.
A $7.50 Panama
A straw that surprises
with its quality and char
Usuttl $3 Hat
The Mode—F at Eleventh

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