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IN FOX STOCK POOL
Kenny, Chrysler and Others Also Mentioned as Short Sellers. (Continued From First Page.) came from David Stock, investigator for the committee, and George L. Gugle of Columbus, Ohio, a Continental Shares stockholder. The first witness today was Ferdi nand Eberstadt, formerly a patrner in the brokerage firm of Otis & Co., of which Eaton was also a partner. No Connection With Shares. Eberstadt said he was a member of that firm until 1931, but had no con nection with Continental Shares. Questioned by Gray, he said in the Fall of 1930 he was asked by M. R. Burwcll, president of Continental Shares, to negotiate a loan for the in vestment company from the Chase Na tional Bank. Gray questioned Eberstadt closely as to whether the Chase National Bank In October. 1930, used, to bolster Otis & Co., a large proportion of a $30, 000,000 loan made by the bank to Con tinental Shares. ‘-I do not know it,” responded Eber stadt. “and I do not believe it is a fact.” "At a critical point in the affairs of Otis & Co., can you tell us whether the money required by Otis & Co. was furnished by Chase Bank?" Gray asked. “I don't believe it did,” Eberstadt re siled. "Have you any evidence that iShase furnished money to Otis & Co ?" ••Yes,” Gray replied. "Plenty—$30,- : fOO.000.” "If they did so, they did it with the consent of officers of Continental Shares,” Eberstadt said. Gfav read a letter from a vice presi dent of the Chase Bank to its presi dent saying there had been "consider able conversation” about the Otis firm. It said, "Morgan, First National, Guaranty ar^ ourselves took this up.” MriKes oaiK. Eberstadt struck back at Gray with the assertion that "the way this par ticular subject has been approached is more in the sense of a prosecution than an investigation.” "I want to ask why this matter was taken up and why it was taken up in this way, particularly as It is a matter which is the subject of litigation, and particularly as one of the witnesses who appeared here is the plaintiff in that litigation.” Gray replied that Eaton was given opportunity to appear, but did not care , to do so. He added that all the charges made yesterday were admitted in an answer filed in a sun pending at Baltimore. "I think a committee of this promi nence.” Eberstadt retorted, “should not be made the dupe for tnose who pro mot'’ investigations of this character for their own interest.” Leaves Stand. He added he would be glad to have Gray question him further concerning this statement, but Senator Couzens, Republican, of Michigan, said such a matter would best be taken up in execu tive session and Eberstadt was allowed to leave the stand. Gray then asked W. R. Daley, attor ney for Eaton, whether he had brought certain Continental Shares records. Daley said he had been unable to pro cure them. Gray remarked that it appeared dif ficult to get information and Senator Bulkley, Democrat, of Ohio, cut in sharply, "You know perfectly well you can get anything else you want.” The counsel reported he knew he could have Eaton charged w’ith con tempt, as he was subpoenaed. Tells of Organization. Gray then turned to the Fox cor- | porations. He told of their organiza tion by Fox, with the theater magnate | holding control of the voting stock. Fox Theaters entered a contract with ! a brokerage firm, Eisele & King, in 1925 to sell 500,000 shares of non-voting stock at $25 a share, he said. The brokers were paid $3 a share commission. Gray said, and then en tered an agreement with "one Taussig.” Fox. Gray added, had told him that was his daughter and he said she re ceived about $411,000. Later. Gray continued, Fox wanted to acquire the Wesco chain of theaters on the West Coast for Fox film. Flans to Exchange Slock. Unsuccessful at first, he then con ceived the plan of exchanging Fox Film stock for Wesco stock on the basis of 1 for 73-100, Gray added. The brokerage firm of Hayden & Stone then went out and bought Wesco at 55, "with the knowledge that ultimately it could be exchanged for Fox Film stock at an advantage,” Gray said. Hayden & Stone was paid $375,000 by Fox Film for underwriting 125,000 shares “without having to do a stroke of work.” Gray testified. "At the same time Hayden & Stone were underwriting the stock,” he con tinued. “they started a short sale in Fox Film.” Altogether, Gray said, Fox Film paid almost $1.000,000'to Hayden & Stone for marketing stock. u petal ion llisguiacu. The short pools. Gray said, were operated through five houses "in order to camouflage." "Fox bought and sold his own stock to manipulate the market,” Gray said. •'If he were here he would tell you short selling Is a rotten thing, but that he will do it as long as the exchange allows it.” > , Fox, Gray said, dealt in Loew's stock In order to get control of it for Fox Film. . , At one time, he added, Fox had ac cumulated 660,000 shares of Loew stock and the transactions appeared on the company's books showing he was op erating for the Fox Film Co. Fox also was dealing in Fox Theater stock, Gray said, but these transactions did not apear on the company’s books. In November, 1929, Gray continued, Fox had the Fox Theater Co. approve his dealings in the stock and take 210.000 shares off his hands. The stock cost $6,153,000, Gray said, and the company took a loss of $3, 300.000. It was bought at an average of 29 2-10, and when the company took it ever was selling for about 13, he added. Companies Stood Loss. Gray said his investigators had found “about six instances” where Fox showed as a loss on his own personal New York State income tax sums on which his companies actually stood the loss. The counsel added that as that num ber had been brought to light he be lieved there must have been “many more.” As to the Federal income tax, he said, no information had been obtained. Gray said that he asked Fox about the New York State income tax matter in questioning him this week in New York and that Fox replied that if the facts were as Gray had stated, it must have been the fault of the accountant, Herbert Leitstein, who prepared the tax return. Gray said Fox agreed to produce the accountant for questioning here yester day. He did not appear, Gray added, and has not been found, although a subpoena has been issued for him. As Gray concluded. Chairman Nor beck. Republican, of South Dakota re fused to allow Benjamin Reass, Fox’s attorney, to make a statement. Gray said he had received a report from the physician the committee sent to examine Fox and from the film man’s own doctor saying there was nothing the matter with him and no reason why he could not come to the com mittee room. . "The only thing they flndJkaal4- 8ray, Clarence Darrdw Quits Sick Bed to Fight Dry Seizure Defends Chicago Official on Possession of Goods for Home Brew. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, June 17.—Clarence Dar row has risen from a sick bed to come to the defense of City Sealer Jce Grein, from whose store Federal agents seized $15,000 worth of material that might be used for making home brew. Apparently still suffering from the strain and fatigue of his defense in the now famous Massie “honor slaying” trial In Honolulu, the veteran lawyer ap peared yesterday before a jury in Fed eral Court to denounce the Government for seizing the goods, which the Gov ernment seeks to destroy on the ground that Grein and his partner. J. Pahls. knew their customers intended to use the merchandise illegally. “There is not a shadow of a fact pro duced by the Government to justify seizure and destruction.” Darrow said. "If this seizure was in accordance with law and Justice, we shall have to re model our ideas of law and justice.” A sealed verdict of the jury was awaited today. ' Proposes ‘Back to the Land’ Movement to Care for B. E. F. Members. Again stepping from the conventional role of a police superintendent to play the broader humanitarian part de manded by an unusual police problem, Brig. Gen. Pelham D. Glassford, guardian of the entrenched bonus army, has come forth with a "back-to-the farm” plan for evacuating and caring for the “B. E. F.” In a statement issued last night the soldier-police chief calls on Congress to inaugurate a homesteading move ment fer the benefit of unemployed veterans. With the present “army,” more than 20,000 strong, according to late estimates, as a nucleus, Glassford would have the Government co-operate in organizing the veterans into agricul tural units to turn vacant lands into productive soil. The Plan as Outlined. Glassford's plan, as outlined in the statement, follows: "The bonus bill is doomed to defeat, but it is well within the power of the Congress now in session to enact leg islation before it adjourns that would turn the needs of the soldiers of the World War into a motive force that would transform the bonus expedi tionary migration into a far-flung home-making movement in every agri cultural State. “The breakdown of American in dustrialization which extended even to agriculture, required a return to individual independence. This can be accomplished by one means only—a re turn of a large part of our urban popu lation to rural communities. “The thousands of veterans in Wash ington, organized into the Bonus Ex peditionary Force, have demonstrated their discipline, their loyalty to the flag, and their ability to take care of themselves under very adverse circum stances. They are repeating the acts of our ancestors, the pioneers in this country. They have demonstrated their ability to provide extemporized shelter and to subsist on the most simple and inexpensive food. They should be given the opportunity to devote their proven abilities to building for them selves ahd communities. The Heroes of 1919. “They were heroes cheered in 1919. Today they are without employment; without visible means of support, home less and outcast. They cannot find work. Surely they are entitled to an opportunity to acquire a decent liveli hood. Land is available and cheap. Through Federal channels large areas are falling under Federal control. The States are acquiring vast tracts through non-payment of taxes. Instead of re maining idle in Washington camps, these veterans returning to their re spective homes should be organized into new rural communities within their own States on from 3 to 10 acre farms with facilities for cultivating them; firstly for their own food supply, and secondly for a surplus that could be exchanged through the channels of trade to provide for their personal necessities. “It is obvious that the veterans will, organized as they would be to carry out this plan, build their own simple 1 shelters, such as they have erected in Washington, and as soon as circum stances would permit, they will build better homes for themselves, and all. improvements in their condition will react favorably on commercial, indus trial and agricultural interests. They will gradually, as our forefathers did who first conquered the American wil derness for our benefit, improve their standard of living. Senator Bankhead Quoted. “A few days ago Senator Bankhead of Alabama said: ‘Food and shelter for all who are willing to work and for all who cannot secure gainful employment is the paramount slogan in the heart of every true American.’ “There are several bills before Con gress which include elements of this plan, and one of them in particular formulated several years ago and intro duced in the House of Representatives by the Hon. William B. Bankhead. “Should Congress turn to this idea as a means of relieving the necessities of the veterans now in Washington, and all such other veterans who may desire to acquire self-supporting rural homes in organized communities, this plan of rural development initiated by these organized groups of veterans soon could be extended to take in a vast number of the unemployed of this country.” IDENTITIES CONFUSED IN GOODACRE HOLD-UP • Prisoner a Brother of Maid, Not Her Husband, as Originally Published. The Star's account of the arrest Wed nesday of John McKeen Kirk, 28, in connection with the attempted hold-up of George L. Goodacre. chain restau rant owner, described the prisoner as the husband of the Goodacre maid. Mrs. Josephine Kirk, arrested the day before. It was learned today, however, that the woman arrested is not Kirk’s wife, but his sister. His wife. Mrs. Pauline Kirk, had no connection with the case. The Star is glad to make the correction. The woman arrested gave her name as “Mrs. Josephine Kirk” when booked for investigation at the Women’s Bu reau. She has since been released. “is his own statement that he’s dizzy.” Senator Couzens. Republican, of Michigan, told the committee he would move to call upon the Treasury De partment for the income tax records of all individuals named in today’s tes timony. He explained he referred to Pox and all others mentioned as participants in pools. TATTERED W SINGS AT CAPITOL Veterans, on Good Behavior Await Bonus Action Outside Senate. BY THOMAS R. HENRY. The tattered bonus army invaders— about 3,000 of them—are staging theii big demonstration in front of the Capi tol today in a supreme effort to impress the Senate with the justice of theii cause, their own destitution and the misery in the vast American hinterland which they represent. The trooped out of their squalid shel i ters this morning, realizing that the crisis was close at hand, that the legis lative cards were falling against them and that the only hope of getting the bonus bill in any form through the Upper House lay in effecting a change of heart in a considerable body of the members. They gathered under the great elms on the close-cropped lawn facing the Capitol, and the demonstra tion—the threat of which has caused some apprehension—went on through the morning as orderly as a farmer's picnic. Sing Familiar Tunes. The men obviously were on their best behavior. There was speechmaking, but all of it restrained and sober. The boys—voices sadly cracked with years and with the bad colds they have ojn tracted from the drenchings of the last few days—sang the familiar songs ol 1918. “Over There.” "Keep the Home Fires Burning,” "There’s a Long, Long Trail A-Windlng" sounded over the Capitol Plaza. They repeated the Lord's Prayer with bowed heads. And through it all there was no suggestion of dis order. It was a serious, but good-humored crowd. The contrast was marked be tween this and the various "red" demonstrations which have been staged in the same place during the last vear. Obviously nobody was trying to “show off.” Although police reserves were present as a precaution, there was no need for them. The men ate dinner, such as was available, under the elms. The Oregon contingent, in barracks at Eighth and I streets, brought up their rolling kitchens and fed the crowd to the limit of their resources. The crowd seemed to be entirely under the control of the good-humored Doak E. Carter, former Army captain and “chief sani tary officer” of the B. E. F.. who acted as chairman of the gathering. There was a constant effort to keep up the spirits of the men. sadly damped by the rains, by the prospect of defeat in the Senate, and to some extent by the valid arguments concerning the Nation’s financial plight that have been brought against the bonus. Tell Personal Needs. Various men related their personal experiences in justification of the bonus payment, and in refutation of the claim that the Government already has gone to extreme lengths in caring for the veterans. One man wanted his bonus, he said, to pay the final installment on a surgical operation which had saved his life after he had been discharged from Walter Reed Hospital as incura ble. Since then he has become mayor of an Illinois town. Others needed the money to save homes from the mortgage holders. Others were simply hungry and ragged. The men are trying to impress the Senate with the good record they have made since they have been in Washing ton. "We have.” as one of them ex pressed it. established the only military camp ever where it is perfectly safe for anybody to walk around in the dark.” And this is very nearly the truth. A new arrival at the bonus camp, introduced as "Comrade Stafford of Florida." led in the singing, using a folded newspaper as a megaphone. He brought with him a new song, "What did they do when the boys came back?” which seemed to make a hit with the men. The big delegation in front of the Capitol was making its best pos sible appearance. Most of the men were clean-shaven and had washed their clothing. The police had nothing to do except to keep the passageway open up the Capitol steps. One of the biggest cheers went up for Inspector Headley, who has become quite pop ular with the invaders. Comfortable in Shade. The men obviously were hoping against hope that the bonus bill in its modified form—providing for immediate payment to the destitute, while all veterans with jebs or private incomes wait for the policies to mature—would pass the Sen ate. Then there would be some justifi cation for sticking in Washington in the hope that additional lobbying would bring strength enough to pass the meas ure over the President's veto. Other wise, they are asking, “what's the use?” The shady Capitol lawn was a com fortable place to spend the hot day, even at the cost of a dinner. Many were stretched out asleep under the trees, having been unable to obtain much sleep because of the drenchings in their billets for the last few nights. A notable factor in the orderliness of these men—very obvious in the gather ing today—is their age. It was no crowd of boys, but of middle-aged men who have long since. crossed the age line when violent demonstrations are likely. They have also reached the age when a drenching and chilling brings aching joints instead of the thrill of adventure. CITIZENS TO STUDY B. E. F. CONDITIONS Social Hygiene Society Maps Drive to Eliminate Health Menace. The Social Hygiene Society today will undertake to organize a citizens’ com mittee to study conditions at the Ana costia Bonus Camp with a view to mak ing specific recommendations to the D. C. Health Department for sanitary and health improvements, according to Paul L. Benjamin, spokesman for that body, at a meeting with Dr. W. C. Fowler, D. C. health officer, this morn ing. With Mr. Benjamin were repre sentatives of the Monday Evening Club, the Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis and the D. C. Medical So ciety, who sought Dr. Fowler’s opinion on conditions at the camp. Dr. Fowler reiterated his previously expressed opinion that the camp is a health menace to itself and to the District. Conditions, he said, were being somewhat improved by the in stallation of sewerage for field toilets to replace the open latrines. Dr. Fowler promised the citizens’ gToup this morning that he would co-operate with them in any way he could if only they would present to him some “prac tical” suggestions. When he left the District Building Mr. Benjamin said his society would call a citizens’ meeting later in the day for the purpose of organizing a group which would make a personal survey of the camp. Its findings, he said, will be presented to Dr. Fowler. Hildebrand Bites Held. Special Dispatch to The Star. DICKERSON, Md., June 17 —George L. Hildebrand, 72, a well known fanner, died at his home r.ear here, following a long illness. He is survived by a son. Nathan D. Hildebrand, and two daugh ters. Miss -May Hildebrand and Mrs. Bertha Painter, all of this vicinity. The funeral took place from the home. Rev. William D. King of the Poqjesville Meth odist Church, conducting tne services. VETERANS THRONG SENATE GALLERIES Thousands Wait Outside as Debate Opens on Bill to Pay Them Cash. _(Continued From First Page.) taken into consideration events be tween the election and declaration of war. Robinson retorted, "None that I know of," adding. “I don’t want to en ter into a political discussion." Trammell shot back sharply "if you don’t want to enter into a political discussion why drag this in which has no reference to the bill?” One of the veterans, who claimed to be a holder of a Congressional Medal of Honor, attempted to get onto the Senate floor, but the Senate parlia mentarian ruled he was not entitled to that privilege. The veteran, Arthur Oreagh of the New Orleans delegation, was told by Senator Moses, Republican, of New Hampshire, President pro tempore, that holders of the medal were entitled to the privileges of the floor. Moses Is Overruled. Moses’ verdict did him no good, how ever. when the parliamentarian looked up the rules and found no such clause. Creagh also asked if he could obtain I permission to address the Senate, but Moses said that would take unanimous , consent which he was sure could not be obtained. A burst of laughter was the first re action from the veterans in the gal leries to the debate on the floor. It came when Robinson, reviewing the passage of the bonus bill in 1924 said that Congress had decided then “if you're still living well pay you” in 1945. t J . . Vice President Curtis banged his gavel sharply—the laughter stopping I abruptly almost in mid-chuckle. Hawes Urges Waiting. Senator Hawes i Democrat, Missouri) offered the first opposition to the bill. He said the original bonus law was "not a fair settlement," but told the veterans they "should wait a while" and not ask for pavment when the Federal Govern ment was struggling with the depres sion "Let's not think of one group of citi zens but of all " Hawes said. The Missourian spoke briefly, and there was no demonstration from the galleries. When he concluded, however, there was a sudden outbreak of throat clearing which Vice President Curtis quelled with a few raps of his gavel. Meanwhile Capitol authorities, great ly concerned at the large number of men who were organized overnight by the pioneer Oregon contingent, had under consideration a plan for "peace ful dispersal of the army on the grounds that the men were violating a Capitol ordinance forbidding unau thorized speeches and meetings in the Cepitol grounds. Hurried calLs to headquarters of the metropolitan police brought police re serves of more than 80 officers, who stood bv to preserve order. The cheerful but bedraggled veterans appeared peacefully inclined and cheer ed numerous of their leaders when they warned against disorders of any kind. As the Senate entered into debate the doughboys' familiar chow call was sounded by a bugle and the men began a rush cn several field kitchens that had been rolled into the Capitol grounds. The police promptly ordered the kitchens removed and the men rolled the kitchen over to First street near the Capitol, reformed the mess line and had their noontime meal. Capt. S. J. Gnash of the Capitol po lice said it was the first time in the history of the Capitol, so far as he knew, that a kitchen had been set up inside the Capitol grounds and an at tempt made to serve food. "It's contrary to the rules, regulations, law and everything else, and I won't permit it,” he declared. Regulations Are Read. Later Capt. Gnash, accompanied by Inspector Albert J Headley of the met ropolitan police and David Lynn, archi tect of the Capitol, sought out leaders of the "B. E. F." Legislative Committee and advised them that the assembly was "unlawful." "The regulation.” Capt. Gnash said, "prohibits demonstrations of this kind here. It is unlawful for you to assemble here.” He handed a book containing the resolutions to W. S. Reiser, a member of the Veterans' Committee, who read it aloud to other members of the group. Reiser explained that the men had as sembled merely to listen to the debate on the floor of the Senate and requested that as many men as possible be per mitted to enter the Capitol to hear the debate. Capt. Gnash replied: "It will be im possible to get in there today. The cor ridors are now filled with men waiting to get in.” A veteran stepped up and requested that the veterans be allowed to enter the galleries in relays, and Lynn said he would take this suggestion up with other Capitol officials. The conference between the officials and the veterans ended with a request by the police offi cers that the men "stand pat” until a decision could be reached on the relay proposal. Three Thousand Massed on Steps. More than 3,000 veterans were massed about the Senate steps when the Cap itol was opened to the public at 9 o'clock this morning, and a steady stream of new arrivals were reported coming from all the camps. More than 500 marchers came with their mess kits, to await rolling kitch ens from the camp at Eighth and I streets southeast to begin cooking their noonday meal. The first arrivals were orderly. Several speakers addressed the crowds congregated in groups in various sec tions of the Capitol grounds. Each speaker requested the veterans to re main orderly. Their remarks were greet ed with cheers. Donkey Christened Hoover. Prolonged applause greeted the ar rival of a donkey. The veterans called him Hoover. Shouts of “Bring the mule up here!” came from a group of veterans standing on the top of the Senate wing steps. Capitol police requested the veterans to leave the animal on the ground. The donkey was marched away from the Capitol in the direction of the Senate Office Building. Approximately 500 veterans rushed through the doors in the Senate wing when they were opened to the public. There was a stampede through the cor ridors of this section of the Capitol by veterans in an effort to obtain seats in the Senate gallery. Within 10 minutes the gallery was overflowing, and Capitol police, augmented by a squad of metro politan police, requested those milling around the corridors to get outside of the building. Some obeyed the request and left the Capitol for the Senate Office Building, Others remained and were not molested, Hundreds Mill in Lobby. The march on the Capitol had its genesis in the Oregon regiment billeted at Eighth and I streets southeast, George Klelnholz. the jegimental com mander, ordering his outfit this morn ing to go up to the Capitol to stand around “where people can see you.” Klelnholz told the men to stay there, and informed them that the rolling kitchens would be sent along to prepare their noofl mess. “I told them that they would be bet ter off up there than lying around the billets,” Klelnholz said. He explained, however, that they were not to do any "lobbying.” It was said at national headquarters that this move had not been author ized, but that the men had a right tc Waiting for Senate Bonus Vote | stage it if they so desired. Commander in Chief Waters addressed the veterans at Camp Marks, in Anacostia, this morning and urged them to stftk here until they got their bonus. At the con clusion of Waters’ speech many mem bers of the bonus army at Camp Marks headed for the Capitol. Thomas Suggests Plans. Shortly before the movement on the Capitol began. Senator Thomas of Oklahoma conferred with leaders of the bonus army, after which he announced that if the bonus bill fails in the Sen ate, he would offer two amendments, “one on the basis of need’’ and another to finance payment through the Re construction Finance Corporation. Under the first amendment only destitute unemployed veterans would be paid their bonus. Mud Trailed on Floors. One hour before the Senate convened a part of the mud-spattered contingent in camp on the flats of Anacostia ar rived at the Capitol. The members of this group crowded into the corridors of the vast building, leaving a trail of mud on the floors. A truck loaded with veterans put In its appearance on the grounds and the driver was directed to drive to the Sen ate steps. One veteran, dressed in a frock coat and overall pants, stepped off the truck. “Hi, Senator.” was the way the vet erans greeted him. The marcher addressed those assem bled on the steps, declaring that he would vote for full payment cf the bonus. Cheers greeted his remarks. Traffic Officer Jeered. By 10:30 o’clock between 500 and 1.000 veterans were massed on the steps of the Senate wing. A traffic officer of the metropolitan police passed on his motor cycle. He was greeted with jeers. "Get away; we don't want you around here,” one veteran shouted. Others took this up in chorus. A delegation of veterans called on Capitol officials and requested that a loudspeaker be placed outside of the building so that all those assembled could hear the debate on the Patman bonus bill. Officials told the delegation they would take the matter under con sideration. Beneath a towering elm tree across from the Senate steps. Representative Blanton. Democrat, of Texas, joined with leaders of the B. E. F. in com mending the men for their exemplary conduct while in Washington and re questing them to "maintain this repu tation.” Blanton was cheered repeatedly in a brief address from a stone coping as he expressed confidence that the vet erans would not do anything while in the Capital to bring discredit upon themselves or their cause and predicted that the men eventually will get their bonus. Legislative Chieftain Foulkrod. lanky and voluble leader of the lobby con tingent, exhorted the men to maintain strict ordeu Other leaders of State units of the army mounted the im provised rostrum and voiced similar nlMJl Placard Confiscated. A tall, rangy veteran from Wheeling, W. Va., raised a placard bearing the single word, “Stick,” in the course of the impromptu addresses, but a Capitol policeman promptly took it away from him. "Men,” Foulkrod concluded, "we have been here now for more than four weeks without a sign of disorder. For God's sake don’t let’s do anything that will break that record.” A travel-worn contingent of Michi gan bonus marchers, who have just ar rived here with their shoulder packs and grotesquely bundled belongings, marched across the Capitol plaza with flags flying at the front and rear while Foulkrod was speaking. The other veterans gave the newcomers a tre mendous cheer. The group did not stop, being headed apparently for a billet arranged for them by police in a section near the Capitol. While the men waited for the Senate to convene, a group of 35 police reserves arrived, quietly, at the Capitol under leadership of Inspector Headley. The metropolitan policemen were stationed in inconspicuous places inside the Sen ate wing and near strategic entrances. Steps Are Cleared. ^ At 11:30 police cleared the Senate steps of all veterans. They retreated quietly to the lawn directly in front of the Senate wing. The speech-making broke up with -a songfest. “America” was attempted, but the voices of the veterans were weak and this national song could not be heard on the outskirts of the crowd. “Sing ‘Over There’,” shouted a vet eran The marchers then broke out loudly chanting this old war song. "Now sing ‘Over Here’, ” some one shouted. The crowd laughed. “How ’bout ‘Mademoiselle’, ” ex claimed another. The veterans loudly sang “Hinky Dinky Parley vous.” They repeated the chorus several times. Senator Blaine arrived while the vet erans were slnglj|| this song, and he HUNDREDS of veterans thronged the steps of the Senate wing of the Capitol this morning when Senators arrived to start the debate on im mediate payment cf the bonus. Later the veterans were ordered off the steps and complied with the wishes of the police. Below: William Hinkleman cf Wheeling, W. Va., yields a banner on the demand of Lieut. Jones of the Capitol police. —Star Staff Photo. shook his head and turned and walked directly toward the Capitol. A taxicab driver began shouting to a group of veterans on the lawn. March ers surged around him and police came ! on the run. “You ain't gonna get your bonus— ha. ha!” the ariver shouted. Two po licemen escorted him off the grounds. They said he was intoxicated. A sharp blast of a whistle blown by Capt. Doak Carter of Cleveland, Ohio, broke up the singing. Carter, a mem ber of the B. E. F. Legislative Commit tee, yelled for attention and declared: “I have something of interest to all of you about the metropolitan police force. “Inspector Headley has just informed me that of the 1,452 members of the ; Metropolitan Police Department, 1,209 are veterans. "If any man among us attempts to do any policeman any harm he will, toy my opinion, be a mighty poor soldier.” The marchers greeted these remarks with loud cheers. Shortly before noon Waters arrived at the Capitol and was cheered lustily by the massed veterans. For the benefit of sound picture photographers he made a brief address, in which he said: “I ask you. as real red-blooded Amer icans, to carry on as you have, in an orderly 100 per cent American man ner. And if the Senate should not pass the bonus bill, I urge that you stay with me here in Washington until the bill is passed.” voudis rrcsiacm s »cw. Waters issued a formal statement to hB command last night in which the aims of the bonus army were repeated and in which the veterans were urged to vote against those members of Con gress who vote against the bonus. The statement also expressed Waters’ belief that the President would not veto the bill if it got by the Senate, declar ing that this “is a presidential year.” In conclusion, the statement expressed the hope that the bonus expeditionary force will form a permanent organiza tion that in the future may act as a unit whenever the need arises. The Executive Committee of the B. E. F. last night peremptorily removed from office George Alman, national bil leting officer, who yesterday engaged in a verbal row with Capt. William G. Stott of the Police Department over the housing accommodations for the men. It was said that another billeting officer would be appointed today and that a man would be picked for the job who would co-operate with the Police Department rather than argue. Alman announced today he would demand a trial. “Just because I demanded decent housing for the men, the Executive Committee has crucified me. I demand a trial and I Intend to get one. “The men of my camp, the Ore gon division, are squarely back of me and so are a lot of others in the other camps. It is the second dirty deal I’ve gotten, and I don’t intend to stand for it.” Alman said the first dirty deal was his deposition as commander in chief when the Executive Committee sup planted him by Waters. New Groups Diverted. At the same time, orders were issued that all new arrivals should go to Camp Bartlett at Twenty-first and Alabama avenue southeast and all the regimental commanders were warned against har boring new groups. Since Camp Bartlett was established Saturday night there have been a num ber of instances where discontented groups have pulled up stakes and come downtown for quarters, declaring that Bartlett was too far from the city. This was done in utter disregard of an order several days ago designating Bartlett as the receiving camp for new units, and last night’s order is designed to break up this practice. The new order said that men who refused to go into this camp would be considered to have severed their con nection with the Bonus Expeditionary Force. As the result of the general dissatis faction over the situation at Camp Bart lett, company commanders there held a meeting and decided that their morale might be improved by the appointment of a new camp leader. As a result, E. F. Everett, who had been acting in that capacity, was deposed and Maj. French brought over from Camp Marks to take hold. A building at 1232 B street southwest, which was taken over by the Govern ment and emptied of its tenants, preparatory to being demolished tj make way for the building program, had been taken over by one group of veterans and others have found billets elsewhere because they were dissatis fied with Camp Bartlett. Seek More Building*. Meanwhile, Capt. Stott announced this morning he would make an effort to get a group of buildings at First and B streets, which are being vacated to day by the Census Bureau. Property of the Emory estate, Capt. Stott hopes to get the owner’s permission to use them while the B. E. F. is here. He said they would hold from 4,000 to 5,000 men and are in excellent con tion as far as sanitation is concerned. Three District refuse trucks pulled up in front of police headquarters at 11 O’clock to carry out of the city any veterans wishing to return home. Only a handful of men were on hand, how ever, and not more than 50 were ex pected to leave the city. At the same time, R. L. Smith of Detroit was lead ing a group of veterans Into the Capital. Two veterans, who have been here for some tima. Announced they were fcav HOSPITAL SET UP U. S. Heeds Urgent Appeals in New Establishment at Fort Hunt. Heeding the urgent appeals of Po lice Chief Pelham D. Glaasford for aid in handling the thousands of World War veterans here fighting for their bonus, the Federal Government has In stalled a complete field hospital at Fort Hunt, Va„ a few miles below Al exandria. Twelve "soldiers” of the bonus ex peditionary force were being treated there yesterday by physicians and sur geons detailed by the Veterans’ Ad ministration, on orders of Brig. Gen. Prank T. Hines, administrator, who a fortnight ago denied his agency could assist. Other sick and injured mem bers of the vast "bonus army” were ex pected to be removed to the hospital today. Work Started Monday. The decision to establish the hospital was reached at a conference last Sat urday afternoon and work was not be gun until Monday. But under the able direction of Col. B. F. Hayden, a ram bling old building on the-abandoned Army post was completely renovated and made ready for the hospital equip ment, which was sent down by truck from New York. Four days before a dilapidated build ing full of cobwebs, the new hospita' yesterday had been scrubbed inside anu out. fitted with new plumbing, electric wiring and huge hot water heaters and boilers and all its windows screened. This work was done by carpenters, plumbers and electricians brought in from Washington, assisted by Col. Hayden and his staffs of physicians, nurses, cooks and dieticians, who worked day and night to make the "sick bay" available to the veterans who need hospitalization. 46 Beds Already Set Up. With 46 beds already set up and readv to receive patients. Col. Hayden was going ahead with plans today to enlarge the hospital as necessary. And from the amount of rain which has fallen here within the last few days, hundreds of men probably will need hospitaliza tion soon, If the predictions of health authorities prove true. Under Col. Hayden, head pTiysician. are three other doctors. Including Dr. O. E. Herndon, clinical director, and one dentist. Dr. M. M. Fowler, all attached to the veterans’ administration. Miss Grace Bulman. head dietician of the veterans’ administration, has been brought to the Virginia post to lay out meal plans, while Miss Mabel Alexander, formerly attached to the Mount Alto diagnostic clinic, heads a group of six nurses. Food fit for a king is served at the Fort Hunt hospital. Refrigerators yes terday were stuffed with bacon and eggs, hams, strawberries, crisp celery and lettuce, fresh beef and a variety of fowl. "We intend to see that they feed well, anyway,” said Clinical Director Herndon. Fakirs to Be Eliminated. "But we’ve laid our plans to prevent any one not actually a 'bed case’ from being admitted, so no fakirs will get in.” Dr. Herndon explained that only vet erans bearing admission cards from the Gallinger Hospital dispensary will be taken in. Somewhere in the neighborhood of $10,000 apparently has been spent to remodel and restore the old barracks into a hospital. GLASSFORD COMMENDED FOR INTEREST IN MARCH Advertising Club Hears Talk on Conditions at Camp of Bonus Seekers. Brig. Gen. Pelham D. Glassford, superintendent of police, was com mended "for the considerate and sym pathetic interest he has manifested In the bonus marchers” by the Advertising Club of Washington at Its luncheon meeting yesterday in the Raleigh Hotel. M. L. Sperry, new head of the Wash ington Gas Light Co., was honor guest at the luncheon. Mr. Sperry, a native of Annapolis, who was educated here, gave his impressions of modern Wash ington in contrast with the city he knew as a youth. Another speaker. Allen V. DePord, described conditions in the campe of the bonus marchers. ing soon to return home and recruit other armies to join the bonus fight. An indication of the problem that the District faces in the eventual evacu ation of the Bonus Expeditionary Force was demonstrated yesterday, when 143 men, comprising the remnant of the two groups which marched on the Cap ital last Winter, as well as some drifters which have joined with them, made their presence known and lined up with the B. E. P. These men have passed the Winter months, it is said. In a building in the 2600 block of Penn sylvania avenue. The B. E. F. claimed today to have more than 22.000 members. The fourth day had passed without any large unit arriving, the movement to and from the Capital consisting only of straggling groups. Capt. Stott today advanced an evacu ation plan of his own, Involving U6e of two trains of 100 cars each to carry the veterans to their homes. Truck Rule* Relaxed. Stott suggested that one trainload be sent West and another South. One of the cars would be used as a commissary, supplied with food purchased from the army's mess fund. The trains would make convenient stops along the way to unload the men at stations nearest their homes. Arrangements for securing use of the trains would be made In conferences with railroad officials. Meanwhile the Commissioners lifted some of the restrictions regarding transportation of departing veterans in municipal trucks. Instead of waiting for groups of 40, the police now will taka smaller contingents as far as Frederick, Md.. or Fredericksburg, Va. Maryland authorities are co-operating whole heartedly In this movement, police said, but some difficulty has been experienced in securing aid of Virginia officials. An effort will be made to enlist full co operation of the Virginians. The army's mess fund was enriched nearly $2,000 by contributions yester day aggregating $1,735 and donations today totaling $251. Food supplies con tinued to pour into the camps. Francis F. Miller, director of welfare and relief of the local department of the American Legion, announced that two large grocery chains will place baskets in their stores requesting food donations. Similar co-operation of two other chains will be asked. Police figures showed a total of 22,506 men In the camps today, 2,425 of whom arrived last night. Capt. Stott esti mated that 250 left the city yesterday. The entire Michigan delegation with the bonus expeditionary force will be served a free lunch at the Anaccstia camp today through the generosity of A. M. Casper, a native of Detroit, who operates a lunch room in the 400 block or Ninth street. Mr. Casper expects to »eed approximately 800 veterana.