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Handling of Veterans “Won
derful Job,” Trade Board
Committee Holds.
The activities of Gen. Pelham D.
Glassford, chief of police, in seeking to
help solve food and housing problems
of the veterans' bonus “army'' and
problems arising from the encampment
here were indorsed unanimously by
members of the Public Order Commit
tee of the Board of Trade at a meeting
last night at the Raleigh Hotel.
Neither the committee nor special
guest speakers who addressed the meet
ing expressed any opinion as to the
justice of the demands of the thousands
of war veterans for immediate payment
of the bonus. There was discussion of
the problems arising from the encamp
ment here of so large a number in
makeshift quarters.
Hope was expressed for a satisfactory
solution, regardless of what action is
taken on the bonus legislation.
Gen. Herbert E. Crosby. Police Com
missioner, told the committee prior to
adoption of the motion upholding the
superintendent of police that he be
lieved Gen. Glassford "had done a won
derful job to date."
“Unwise Suggestions."
Representative Charles West. Demo
crat. ot Ohio, a guest speaker, earlier in
the discussion referred to "unwise sug
gestions," which, he said, had served to
bring a large number of additional
recruits to the gathering of veterans
here He said the fact that so many
thousands of unemployed men were
congested here created a situation that
was serious and could result in serious
"We don't deny citizens of this
country the right to petition,” he said,
'but the line must be drawn some
where. The entire population of the
country cannot come here to force ac
tions by Congress.” He added that he
hoped, through a co-operative spirit,
the matter would be handled satisfac
Representative Byron B. Harlan,
Democrat, of Ohio, another guest
speaker, pictured the difficulties which
have confronted the present Congress
In handling many pressing problems.
The country, he said, should not ex
pect Congress to exercise real leader
snip in such trying times; that such
leadership must come from people nc“
subject to operation of the franchise,
such as business leaders, scientists and
educators. Congress, he said, is little
more than a mirror to reflect the atti
tude. emotions and feelings of the
Problem Like I'oolidge's.
Gen. John A. Johnston, a former
District Commissioner, in a tribute to
Gen Glassford declared that he has
handled a problem that infinitely sur
passes that which was met by Calvin
Coohdge while Governor of Massachu
setts at the time of the strike of Boston
The Washington police chief, said the
former Commissioner, befriended the
hundreds of hungry veterans on their
arrival here without funds or shelter,
and won their confidence and friend
ship while at the same time letting
them understand that it was his duty
to maintain order.
Gen. Johnston predicted that largely
because of the friendly relations estab
lished by Gen. Glassford the bonus
marchers at the conclusion of their
campaign would go quietly back home.
Gen. Crosby made but brief refer
ence to the bonus campaign of the vet
erans. Development of a crime pre
vention bureau in the local Police De
partment he declared to be as essential
to that department as the work of a
fire marshal to a fire department. The
establishment of a statistical bureau
was the first step.
Two Given FarewelL
The meeting was a farewell to Maj.
Donald A. Davison, Assistant Engineer
Commissioner, who leaves here shortly
to become an instructor in the Army
School at Port Leavenworth, Kans.. and
to Capt. R. c. Montgomery, superinten
dent of park police, who also is trans
ferred to the Kansas Army School past.
Members of the board paid tributes to
both the departing officials.
Talks were made by Odell S. Smith,
committee chairman: Lieut. Robert E.
York and Capt. Howard Clark, the new
Assistant Engineer Commissioners;
Capt. Doyle O. Hickey, new head of the
park police; Claude Owen, vice presi
dent. George Offutt. former president:
Robert J. Cottrell, executive secretary
of the Board of Trade, and Inspector
E. W Brown, assistant superintendent
of police.
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Bonus Vote Crowds Veterans Into Capitol
HOURS before Congress convened yesterday the usually quiet corridors leading to the spectators' galleries were
filled to capacity with members of the bonus expeditionary forces, eager to witness the vote to discharge the
bonus bill from committee. The top picture shows part of the crcwd waiting for the doors to open. The
portals were damaged by men seeking seats, so great was the push
In the lower photograph, other veterans, too tired to enter the contest for seats, are shown resting and
sleeping on the Capitol steps. —Underwood Photo.
Youngsters Find Plenty of
Dirt to Play in, but
Keep Healthy.
There is one growing element of
Washington’s army of occupation that
has no desire to go home.
The children at Camp Marks are
having the time of their young lives in
this muddy junk pile jungle where
there are no school bells, where the
best of everything is reserved for them
| and where they are welcome in any
A survey this morning showed 14
youngsters from 1 to 13 years old in
five families, which, having no homes
elsewhere, have settled down here to
stay indefinitely. An effort has been
made to group the children in one
corner of the camp in the best tents
Three-year-old “Hobo.”
Perhaps the greatest adventure of all
has come to 3-year-old James Bresna
han. jr., a black-headed, mischievous,
polite little fellow who came in Sunday
night with his father and mother after
three months on the road. They started
out from California with nowhere in
particular to go. One night little Jim
mie spent in his father's arms in a driv
ing rain on top of a freight train. An
other time the best accommodations the
wandering family could get were af
forded by a refrigerator car. where,
however, they could get plenty of milk
for the baby.
But the little boy had plenty of good
times on the road. His presence aroused
sympathy for the parents and. as the
father savs, "the railroad guys was good
to ns-.” They would be taken of! and
fed evsry few days. Sometimes they
would stop for a week or more in a
town. Then the railroad men them
selves would often smuggle the wander
ing family into an empty box car.
Now thev are lodged in a tent just
under the big city sewer pipe that runs
beside Camp Marks, and black-headed
Jimmie is enjoying a real thrill. Camp
headquarters obtained some milk for the
little boy this morning. He has been
washed, is neatly dressed In blue over
alls and is rapidly getting himself as
.dirty as possible in the camp mud.
Finds Playmates Here.
Best of all, for Jimmie, are the play
mates. In the next tent are Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Wright of Los Angeles. Calif.,
with their three children—Viola. 10;
Clyde, 6, and Lola, 2. The family left
the Calliornia city with $2.75 and hitch
hiked across the country. These chil
dren have been in camp longer than
any of the others. Clyde was the little
boy who marched with a dog in the
parade last Tuesday night and attract
ed so much sympathy from Washing
The children are getting the besl
care now, the father says bitterly, than
at any time for the past four years.
They are getting plenty to eat arfd
plenty of milk. Camp headquarters
has seen to that. Many times during
the past year they have gone hungry
The Wrights have kept Clyde in camp
fall the time. He is a delicate child
: I'here are great ugly welts around both
! his arms from burns he received from
I falling in a tub of boiling water. He
i has had pneumonia twice, the fathei
' says. Once the child was taken down
1 with this dreaded disease while the
parents were on the road.
] But Washington families have kept
i Viola and Lola most of the time. lot
! a day at a time. Nobody can get them
for more than a day. the father says,
because "there are thirds on both ol
them now.” He has a writing list ol
sympathetic camp visitors who ask foi
permission to take the little girls home,
give them baths, and provide them with
plenty to eat.
But probably the'boy who Is having
the best time of ell is ^fred Bernier,
Old Tunes to Make
B. E. F. ‘Homesick*
Is Glassford Idea
Police Chief Will Urge
Service Bands to Play
at Camps.
Overwhelmed by the number of vet
erans pouring into Washington, Brig.
Gen. Pelham D. Glassford. superin
tendent of police, late yesterday hit
upon the novel scheme of having the
l service bands visit each encampment
| and play sentimental music to "make
1 the former doughboys homesick.”
I He announced to newspaper men he
wctold write the leaders of the Army,
I Navy and Marine Bands and request
that they assist him. Among the num
l bers which he hopes to have played be
| fore the bonus marchers are "Home.
Sweet Home"; "Carry Me Back to Old
j Virginia." "California. Here X Come";
! "Wabash Blues," "Dallas Blues,” "Auld
Lang Syne,” "Little Gray Home in the
West," "Traveling Back to Georgia" and
"Swanee River "
"Comdr. in Chief" Walter W. Waters
accepted the offer of the bands and de
clared he “didn't care what they
played.” But Mike Thomas, commander
of Camp Marks, at Anacostia. said he
j would instruct his buglers to blow dis
| cords if any service bands tried to play
1 in his camp.
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13 years old. from Boston. Mass. He
"hitch-hiked’’ all the way wiui his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bernier. They
made the trip in two days and two
nights, being picked up along the road
by accommodating motorists. Now they
are lodged in a small tent in the middle
of one of the company streets.
Alfred—an engaging lad. small for
his age, and showing apparent effects of
hungry days—is wide-eyed with wonder
as he listens to the “tall stories” of the
veterans concerning their trips to Wash
ington. “I'm just crazy about it and
hope I never have to go back.” he says.
It was a move of desperation that
| drove them to the open road toward
1 Washington, the child's father says. But
everybody was good to them on the
way. ’’It will be a liberal education for
Alfred if he behaves himself,” says the
mcther severely.
Six Children in Family.
But the real nursery of the camp is
undoubtedly the big tent where are
lodged Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Tracy
of Pittsburgh and their six children.
They are: Ruth, 1 year old: Ethel, 4;
Margaret, 7; Virginia, 12; Howard, 3,
and Frank. 7. All are pretty, apparently
well nourished children, who presented
a good appearance today after the
mother had washed away the grime of
the long automobile jcurney. The father
and mother were away when The Star's
representative dropped into the Tracy
tent this morning. Virginia was acting
as nursemaid and little Ruth was roll
ing around on the blankets. The other
children were running around over the
camp—great favorites with the men of
the big Pennsylvania detachment, on
whose street the tent is pitched.
The fifth family in camp is that of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Langley of Jenkins
town. Pa., and Mrs. Langley's three
children: Ruth ’Waples, 12: Leona
Waples. 9. and Jennie Waples. They
are children by a previous marriage.
They have lost their home in Jenkins -
town. Mr. Langley said, “and now all
the home we've got is this old car and
the tent.”
The children. Mrs. Langley said, “are
acting like little wildcats” in the strange
surrounding into which they have been
plunged. When they started out. she
says, Leona cried at the prospect of
leaving her playmates in Jenkinstown
i and was frightened at the prospect of
; the long journey. But she soon cheered
up as the open road unfolded before
them. Ruth and Jennie were "wild to
come” and they have made themselves
thoroughly at home since arriving last
For these 14 youngsters Camp Marks
must be a literal story book city. There
is no discipline, no curb on mischief.
What they want is free for the taking.
There are plenty of fairy queens—sym
pathetic Washington women who visit
the camp and are moved by what they
believe is the sad lot of these little
ones. They have the run of the camp,
from the sewer pipe to headquarters.
Also the children are a source of con
siderable revenue to some of the parents
who arrived In town penniless.
In spite of the filthy surroundings the
parents seem to have succeeded in
keeping ell these youngsters fairly
clean. But it requires almost constant
washing of clothes and bodies for
there is enough mud to get dirty in
here to gladden the heart of any child.
Also the children have been kept in
good health. No cases of sickness have
been reported among them.
Women on Increase.
The number of women in the camp
appears to be on the increase. Most
of them are living with their husbands
In dilapidated automobiles parked at
the edge of the camp. All have sad
stories to tell of the misery which led
them to take to the road.
The B E. F. cannot be dismissed
with any one descriptive adjective.
There are all sorts of men in these
ragged ranks—including some of the
real heroes of 1918, who have fallen
on evil days.
A former Knights of Columbus work
er at Camp Dix recognized one of them
the other day—a winner of the Croix
de Guerre whom he had known during
the war. He had gone back to his
home in Jacksonville, Fla, gotten a job
in a bank, married, and prospered dur
ing the boom times. He had invested
his savings in the bank's stock.
Then the institution failed and for
the past two years he has been unable
to get a regular job of any kind. His
wife works in a store during the Win
ter. He has done everything from dish
washing to bootblacking, but can't pos
sibly make both ends meet.
He took the K. of C. secrdferv to his
hovel in the Camp Marks jungle. It
was a sickening picture, said this man.
who remembered the spirited Army
camps of 1917,
PARIS, June 14 (ff).—Mrs. Amelia
Earhart Putnam and her husband, G. P.
Putnam, New York publisher, left Paris ,
for Havre today on their return Journey
to the United States.
They were accompanied to the sta
tion bv several members of the Ameri
can embassy staff.
Benefit card party, St. James Catho
lic Church auditorium, Thirty-eighth
street and Rhode Island avenue north- ■
east, 8:30 p.m.
Meeting. Golden Rule Club, Hamilton
Hotel, 8 p.m.
Card party, Shepherds of Bethlehem, !
Masonic Hall, Fourteenth and U
; streets southeast, 8 p.m.
Meeting. District of Columbia Phar
maceutical Association, Raleigh Hotel,
8 p.m.
Dinner, Civitan Club, Washington
Country Club, 6:30 p.m.
i . --
Meeting, National Democratic Club,
j Mayflower Hotel, 8:15 p.m.
Meeting, Division No. 7, Ladies’ Aux
iliary, Ancient Order of Hibernians, 1106
Connecticut avenue, 8 p.m.
Illustrated lecture. Noel H. Jacks,
"Tales of California,” Y. M. C. A., 7:30
Luncheon, Monarch Club, Hamilton
Hotel, tomorrow, 8 p.m.
Luncheon, Optimists’ Club, Hamilton
Hotel, tomorrow, 8 p.m.
Luncheon. Rotary Club, Willard Hotel,
tomorrow, 12:30 p.m.
Luncheon. District of Columbia Bank
ers' Association, Willard Hotel, tomor
row, 12:45 p.m._
Luncheon, Lions Club, Mayflower
Hotel, tomorrow^ £:S0 pjn.
Bonus Marchers to Receive
$1,000 Set Aside for
Convention Trip.
A fund of $1,000, set aside by the
American Legion to send its drum
corps to the national convention on
the West Coast this year, will be
turned over to officials of the bonus
expeditionary forcf for purchase of
| supplies, it was decided last night at
1 a meeting of the District Executive
Committee of the Legion In the Dis
trict Building.
Special committees were appointed to
co-operate in arranging benefit per
formances, recreation and entertain
ment for the men in camp and to
obtain medical and sanitary supplies.
Brig. Gen. Pelham D. Glassford.
i chief of police, in a brief talk before
the meeting, outlined a plan he is
working on, which, he said, will help
both the veterans and the country at
Approval of Actions.
The Executive Committee voted con
fidence in Gen. Glassford s handling of
the bonus army situation and appreci
ation of what he has already done. It
instructed the department adjutant to
write letters expressing this view to the
President, Vice President. Speaker of
the House and the District Commis
| sioners.
A benefit show, or series of perform
ances, to augment the funds of the vet
erans will be arranged by a commit
tee appointed to co-operate with Wash
ington theater managers. Gen. Glass
ford, the American Federation of Labor
and other organizations who have of
: fered help. The committee includes C.
' W. Brow-ning. Edw’ard L. Marthill.
Emily J. Carey, Norton P. Cassidy and
M. Moore.
A plan whereby residents of the Dis
trict may contribute staple food articles
to the encamped veterans was decided
upon following the reading of a letter
from the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.,
in which all its local stores were offered
as locations for receptacles in which
such contributions might be placed.
The grocery firm's letter came after a
suggestion from a Legionnaire that such
a program be adopted and the Execu
tive Committee last night indorsed the
: program and will take steps to put it
■ into effect. Attempts also will be made
to place similar receptacles for food
donations in the lobbies of theaters and
possibly churches, It was said.
M.Jl_l r*_ _ a
••■vHHHi uiuup iiaiuru.
A “Medical Committee.” whose duty
it will be to solicit doctors, druggists
and dealers in medical supplies to con
tribute necessities for the care of the
men. includes H. A. Renz. jr.; Gregorv
Cipriani. T. N. Templeton. William H.
Grass, J. J. Murphy and Richard Cur
Another committe, appointed to ar
range recreation and entertainment for
the men in the canm. includes Anne
Pryde. Howard H. Buice. Ralph H.
Campbell. Samuel Rose, John Mclnnes,
Charles Curtis and Joseph Idler.
National American Legion headquar
ters and the organization's National
Employment Commission, which has
assumed the task of finding one mil
lion jobs for veterans, will be asked by
the District department to co-operate
with the District's employment group,
in view of the special problems wbich
this emergency has laid before it. The
resolution was introduced by Ralph H.
[ Campbell, head of the local Employ
ment Committee of the Legion.
Paul V. Strachan, representing the
American Federation of Labor, spoke
briefly at the meeting held in the board
room at the District Building in oppo
sition to the proposed “economy meas
ure” and the impending pay cuts.
! S
Large Group From Southern Cali
fornia Assured Food—Travels
in 364 Cars and 7 Planes.
By the Ascsociated Press.
EL CENTRO. Calif., June 14.—An
"army” of 3,000 bonus marchers, head
ed for Washington from Southern Cali
fornia, has encountered friends so far
on its trek to urge immediate payment
of a bonus to World War veterans.
Fifteen tons of watermelons were
given the men at Brawley. A minstrel
show and vaudeville performance given
by the “army” last night netted $106.30.
j News from Phoenix. Ariz., informed the
! veterans that the State of Arizona and
veterans’ organizations would feed them
when they arrived. ;
The army had 364 motor cars and
seven airplanes carrying former soldiers
when it arrived yesterday. The march
will be resumed tonight, to escape the
day-time heat.
Siam has just issued a decree that
all construction projects in the Chinese
section of Bankok, much of which was
destroyed by fire last December, must
be officially approved.
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Order Health Inspection of All
Buildings in Which March
ers Are Billeted.
(Continued From First Page;}
18.000 veterans here. A count this
morning by Capt. Stott showed more
than 16,000 veterans in the city, dis
tributed as follows: Anacostia, 10,000 to
11,00; Camp Bartlett, 1,300; Pennsyl
vania avenue and Third street, 2,300;
Eighth and I streets, 400; two South
west camps, 600, with approximately
1.000 scattered in lodging houses, mis
sions and second-class hotels.
500 Ready to Go Home.
Approximately 500 veterans have an
nounced they are ready to go home,
Capt. William Stott, assistant to Gen.
Glassford in handling the marchers,
said today. After talking with dele-!
gates representing men who are pre
pared to take advantage of the District's I
offer of food-laden trucks to transport
them 50 miles on the way, Capt. Stott
said he expected at least that number
to leave within the next 24 hours.
“Menace to Health.”
The police chief asserted the depart
ment "will continue its campaign of
reducing the ranks of veterans” and
said. "It is believed that the large num
ber of veterans billeted in the District
is a menace to health and with the
gradual reduction of funds available
for food and other necessities the effort
of the Police Department to induce vet
erans to return to their homes is be
lieved essential.”
Glassford disclosed in his statement
that J. Howard Swick, lieutenant colo
nel of the Medical C.rps Reserve, has
volunteered his services and Is working
with the 6th Marine Brigade in provid
ing medical attention for the veterans.
Glassford's statement follows in part:
"Reports from different sources indi
cate veterans leaving the city Individ
ually and in small groups over the road
and on freight trains. Forty men ap
plied this morning for transportation
toward their homes. Hereafter, at the
request of Adjt. Gen M. A. Reckard
of Maryland, truck caravans with out
going veterans will leave each forenoon.
They will be transported In District
trucks in the direction of their homes
to Baltimore. Frederick. Fredericksburg
1 or Fairfax, from which points tanspor
| tation will be continued by arrange
I ment with the authorities of adjacent
' States.
Funds Continue to Arrive.
"The joint committee of the Work
ers' Ex-Serviee Men's League, National
Provisional Bonus March Committee,
continues its futile efforts by distribu
tion of circulars to gain control of the
bonus expeditionary forces. Four agents,
including two women, were arrested
yesterday by police for distributing lit- 1
erature. One of the four is also held
on a disorderly charge and another for
"Funds for the relief of privation
continue to be received daily, not only
from Washington, but from all parts of
the country. The average daily re
ceipts. however, do not equal the ex- ,
penditures for food and other necessi
ties. A request from the national head
quarters of the B. E. F. for the pur
chase of tobacco from these funds was
refused in view of the fact that pub
licity has been given to the effect that
these funds will be used exclusively for
food, shelter and medical supplies.
"Inasmuch as Comdr. Waters is con- :
tinumg his efforts to increase the num
ber of veterans in Washington, the
Police Department will continue its
campaign of reducing the ranks. It is
believed that the large number of vet
erans billeted in the District is a men
ace <o health and with a gradual re
duction of funds available for food and
other necessities, the efforts of the Po
lice Department to induce veterans to
return to their homes is believed es
“Though working at cross-purposes
in this regard, there has been no break
between Comdr. Waters and the major
and superintendent of police. Although
this department recognizes the fact
that Comdr. Waters is obligated to do
all he can to increase the effect by
numbers of the objective for which the
B. E. F. was assembled, he fully realizes
from the point of the relief situation
that the authorities of the District of
Columbia are fully justified in attempt
ing to reduce the burden on the resi
dents of this district in caring for so
many destitute men in addition to our
own 19.000 unemployed."
An order issued from police bead
quarters last night stated any group
of 40 men headed in the same direction
would be allotted a truck. When these
contingents are organized, Capt. Stott
said, the vehicles will be on hand for
"There is no information that any
large groups have left the city.” Com
mander - in - Chief Waters declared.
"There have been a few desertions on
the part of those who were sick or
didn't have the nerve to stick it out."
It is known definitely that 11 mem
bers of the army left for home yester
day afternoon. They were loaded into
a municipal truck and carried to Fred
| erick. Md. Nine of the group were
I from Ohio and the others from Michi
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Glassford Submits Offer.
Glassford addressed the following let
: ter to the bonus army:
"There are now so many veterans In
1 the city that it has become impossible
to provide adequate food, shelter and
medical attention. Doubtless many of
the visiting veterans may desire to re
turn to their homes. It is requested
that those who desire transportation
: with rations for their return trip give
their names to any of the police officers
j on duty at the camps and tell them
I where they want to go. As soon as
i these is an assurance of 40 men or more
going in the direction you desire to go
a truck will be provided.
“Every effort is being made by this
department to care for the visiting vet
erans. but conditions will be far better
if the number in the various billets can
be reduced.”
The police chief has sought assist
; ance of the military bands in a plan
| for spreading an epidemic of homesick
ness among the men. it was disclosed.
| Sentimental music of the "Home, Sweet
Home” type is the germ behind the
| novel idea.
i Police figures showed that 18.792 men
are registered in the various billets, as
j follows: Camp Marks. Anacostia, 12.
41* 10th Street Metropolitan 1*4*
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District’s Heroes
in the
Compiled by Sergt. L. E. JaeckeL
AS recorded in the official Vitation,
Benjamin F. Caffey, Jr., major,
Infantry, U. S. A., American
Expeditionary Force, was award
ed the Distinguished Service 1
Medal lor exceptionally meritorious anti
distinguished services in a position of
great responsibility. As assistant chief
of staff, and later
ns artincr assist a lit.
chief of staff in the
1st Division, then
as assistant chief
of staff of the 1st
Army, he rendered
valuable services by
his remarkably keen
foresight, his rare
qualities of leader
ship. his fearless
courage and sound
judgment and his
tactical ability. He
contributed im
measurably to the
success of the com
bat engagements of
these units, and
later, followine the
hostilities, served with distinction as as
sistant chief of the 8th Army. His ex
ample of devotion to duty and personal
courage and fearlessness in places of
extreme danger maintained a high
standard of morale among the troops.
Residence at appointment, Washington,
D. C.
He has remained In the service and.
with the rank of major, Is on duty at
the United States Military Academy,
West Point, N. Y.
f Copyright. 1932 >
500; Third street and Pennsylvania
avenue, 3.300, Camp Bartlett. Twenty
first street and Alabama avenue south
east, 1.277; Eighth and I streets couth
east, 600: Twelfth and D streets south
west, 435; Pennsylvania avenue and
John Marshall place, 80, and unat
tached, 1,600.
$7,000 in Mess Fund.
Slightly more than S7.000 remained
in the B. E. F. mess fund, aoout $1,200
having been added to the treasury dur- i
ing the past 24 hours from varied
Glassford was confronted with the
problem of finding another location lor
the veterans' clinic, which has been op
erating in the 6th Marine Reserves
Armory on Indiana avenue. Use of this
building must be abandoned ‘ within six
hours," police were notified.
Dr. Don S. Knowlton, Marine Reserve
major, has been in charge of the clinic, j
which is handling from 300 to 500 cases
per day. Many men are being denied
hospitalization daily because of lack of
For the first time since the bonus
army began to storm the Capital the
night and morning passed without the
arrival of any large contingent. Only
a few straggling groups have shown up
during the past 18 hours at the “de- |
barkation" centers. Camp Bartlett and
Camp Marks.
The drizzle of the past 24 hours has
converted the principal streets of Camp
Marks into a sea of slime, and medical
officers repeated their fears for the
health of the men there.
The Gospel Mission is preparing to
set up a tent capable of furnishing
shelter at night for 1,500 men, it was
stated In the day the mission proposes
to hold religious services in the tent.
An eight-room house at Fifth street
and Virginia avenue southeast has been
obtained for women and children of the
Three Are Arrested.
Two white women and a colored man ,
were arrested last night as they at- '
templed to circulate radical propa
ganda among the veterans.
The trio was taken into custody at
Potomac avenue and Thirteenth street
southeast. They gave their names as
Sophie Russ. 40, of the 1300 block of
Belmont street; Lucille Rowe, 38, of
the 500 block of Kenyon street, and
Lawrence Owen, 32, of the 500 block of
P street. They were charged with dis
orderly conduct and later released on
bonds of $25 each, which was put up
by members of the Communist Darty.
Police said they seized a number of
circulars being distributed by the trio,
while others were urging the veterans
to join the Communist party in a united
demand on Congress for full payment
of the bonus. A mass demonstration
in front of the Capitol was stressed
in one of the pamphlets.
William Powell. 53. colored, classed
by police as an active Communist, is
being held at the second precinct for
investigation. He is charged with dis
orderly conduct as a result of an ad
dress he delivered before a large gather
ing of colored persons last night at
Seventh and P streets. Spectators said
he was denouncing the action of Ala
bama Courts in connection with the
case of the seven Scottsboro colored
men condemned to death for an at
tack on a white woman.
Powell has been aiding leaders of the
Workers Ex-Service Men's League.
Communist organization which claims
credit for organizing the bonus march
on Washington.
Emanuel Levin, leader of the league,
told police three of the league's workers
has “disappeared mysteriously" since
coming to this city. He charged that n
campaign of “terror, spying and intimi
dation" has been us«l against the
Clothing, shoes and bedding for the
bonus army was sent to Capt Sidney
Marks of the Eleventh precinct this
morning by guests at the Shoreham
Hotel. Cards were distributed to guests
there asking them to place outside
their doors any articles they wished
to contribute. Some of the guests took
part in making the collection.
Elected to Board of National Dry
Goods Association.
Mark Lansburgh. secretary of the
Lansburgh & Bro. department store and
president of the Merchants and Manu
facturers’ Association, has been elected
a member of the board of directors of
the store management division of the
National Dry Goods Association. His
selection was made at the opening ses
sion of the association's convention yes
terday at Pittsburgh.
Leaders in merchandising fields
throughout the country' are leading dis
cussions at the convention on problems
that confront members of all divisions
of the association.
A. Iff. Casper to Serve Food—Shore
ham Hotel Guests Con
tribute Gifts.
The entire Michigan contingent wim
the Bonus Expeditionary Force will be
treated to one free meal this week bv
A. M. Casper, proprietor of a lunch
room in the 400 block of Ninth street,
as soon as arrangements can be com
pleted to acquire a place large enough
to serve the meal.
Casper, who operates the Ideal Lunch
Room at 435 Ninth street, said today
he will confer with leaders of the bonus
army to ascertain the number of veter
ans from Michigan, which is his home
State. As soon as the number to be fed
is learned, he will proceed with ar
rangements. He indicated he would
prefer to serve the meal at the main
camp of the veterans.
A truckload of clothing and blanket*
went to the bonus headquarters today
from the Shoreham Hotel, after the
management enlisted the co-operation
of guests in rounding up articles of ap
parel which might be utilized by the
veterans. Cards were distributed by the
management to the guests asking their
aid in contributions of clothes and bed
ding for the destitute soldiers.
Woman and Husband Seek $50,000
and $25,000 Each as Result
of Plate Glass Breaking.
Mrs. May P. Lloyd, Clarendon. Va ,
filed suit in District Supreme Court to
day, asking *50.000 damages from Leon
Schwartzman. 1115 G street, for injuries
alleged to have been received when a
plate glass window- In the front of his
store broke last January while she was
Inspecting merchandise on display in
the window.
Her husband, William B. Lloyd, also
sued the merchant for S25.000 damages
for loss of services of his wife and the
expense incident to her illness.
Through Attorneys Fischer, Bendheim
& Fischer, the court was told the mer
chant had advertised a bargain sale and
a large crowd of women had assembled
about the store and around the show
windows. The claim was made that he
failed to take steps to protect those at
tending from harm from the breaking
of the window.
Washington. Chevy Chase and
Kensington Students Graduated
at Carnegie Tech.
Joseph McGregor Michaelson. 2538
University place, Washington; John G.
Davies. 5609 Grove street, Chevy Chase,
and Miss Elizabeth Wanner, 28 Balti
more street. Kensington, Md., were
among the 500 students receiving de
grees from Carnegie Institute of Tech
nology at commencement exercises in
Pittsburgh this morning.
Michaelson received the bachelor of
science degree from the College of En
gineering. signifying completion of the
civil engineering course. He is a mem
ber of Beta Theta Pi Social Fraternity.
Davies was awarded the same degree
in commercial engineering. Davies waj
a member of Alpha Sigma Phi
Miss Wanner took the bachelor of
science degree in library science.
A motion picture. "The Spirit of 1821
and the Centenary of Independence
1930,” will be presented at the audi
torium of the Immaculate Conception
at 8:15 p m. tomorrow by the Athenian
Motion Picture Producers, Ltd., and for
the Hellenic community of Washington.
The picture, showing the glory that
was Greece is said to be the only pres
entation of its kind offered to Hel
lenes in America.
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