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thousands Will Carry Home
Appeals for Voice in Na
tional Affairs.
Hie movement for granting resi
dents of the District a voice la their
government will be spread to many new
sections of the United States by thou
sands of visitors who came to Washing
ton to join in the Roosevelt inaugural
Literature telling of Washington's pe
tition for spokesmen in Congress and
the right to vote in presidential elec
tions, distributed to thousands of In
augural visitors, will be carried back
home to further expand the campaign
for a "new deal" for the District resi
It is the hope of members of the
Citizens' Joint Committee on National
Representation that in this way the
celebration of the Inauguration of a
new President will hasten the day when
the Washington resident will be granted
his right of franchise.
Souvenir inaugural panrohlets were
distributed from headqui ters cf the
committee In the Postal Telegraph Co.
offices. In the Washington Building,
where poster displays emphasized the
plight of Washington. There were other
displays at the Willard Hotel and at
Jellefi's, Thirteenth and F streets.
worKers stay at rosis.
toyal workers of the Joint Committee
stayed at their posts in the Washington
Building to a late hour Friday night.
Again yesterday, before and after the
inaugural parade, they were busy
spreading the work of local disfran
chisement to visiting thro.-.go. Other
workers distributed the booklets along
the line of the parade.
The work will be continued today and
Three young women who were pupils!
of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt while she
was a member of the faculty of the
Todhunter School for Girls, New York,
devoted a portion of their time while
visiting here yesterday to assisting mem
bers of the Citizens' Joint Committee on
National Representation. The trio came
to Washington to attend the inaugural
ceremonies at the Invitation of Mrs.
Roosevelt. They were Miss Jean Parker,
Miss Peggy Delafleld and Miss Kath
arine Bolton.
The committee work was under the
direction of Jesse C. Suter, a vice chair
man of the central body, and under the
general supervision of Theodore W.
Noyes, chairman of the Citizens' Joint
Committee on National Representation.
Among those assisting were Mr. and
Mrs. Walter A. Brown and their daugh
ter, Horace J. Phelps, Mrs. Edna L.
Johnston, Mrs. Lyman B. Swormstedt,
Mrs. William Friedman and her daugh
ter, Miss Janet Richards, Mrs. Konigs
berger, John B. Dickman, Edward S.
Hine, A. L. Leftwlch Sinclair and F. J.
Lukens. Assistance also was given by a
group of students of Goucher College,
Baltimore, including Misses Ethel Patz
of Georgia, Harriet Miller of Chester,
Pa.; Emma Wargo of Trenton. N. J.,
and Regina and Miriam Ottenberg of
this city, daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Ottenberg.
Proposal Explained.
■Rie souvenir pamphlets given to visi
tors contained an explanation of the
proposed amendment to the Constitu
tion under which Washington would be
given elected representation In the
House and Senate, the right to vote In
presidential elections and the right to
sue in Federal courts. It would not re
strict the control Congress has over the
District nor change the form of local
governmental administration.
The pamphlet also carried the follow
ing concise exposition of Washington's
present plight:
"The half million Americans of the
District constitute the only community
in all the expanse of the continental
United States—populous, intelligent,
public-spirited, of adequate resources—
which is denied representation in the
National Government.
"In relation to national laws the sole
function of the District residents is to
obey. They take no part in making the
laws which they must obey.
"In relation to national taxes their
sole function is to pay. They have
nothing to say, like other taxpayers,
concerning the amount and kind of
taxes they shall pay and how the
tax money shall be spent.
"In relation to national war their
sole function is to fight in obedience
to command. They have no voice, like
other Americans, in the councils which
determine war or peace. They have
no representation In the Government
which requires them to fight, to bleed
and perhaps to die.
"Since the half million Americans of
the District pay national taxes, obey
national laws and go to war in the
Nation's defense, they are entitled on
American principles to be represented
In the National Government, which
taxes them, which makes all laws for
them and which sends them to war."
Albany Men Engage in Fight Over
Crooner's Birthplace.
ALBANY, N. Y. (JP).—George Rooney
and William Jamison will have the next
five days in jail to settle their argu
ment over Rudy Vallee's birthplace.
The argument began on a street corner.
"He's from Maine." Jamison insisted.
*1 ought to know. I'm from Maine my
self "
"Well, I'm from Connecticut," Rooney
declared, "and he's a Connecticut
Yankee. What do you know about
Then the fight started.
Boy, 7, Who Rode
Pony 811 Miles to
Parade Delighted
Toby Says New President
Is His Friend and Job
His Objective.
Toby Cook, 7-year-old Chula,
Go , boy who rode ponies ill miles
to attend the inauguration at Presi
dent Roosevelt's request, rode one in
the inaugural parade and afterward
told this story to the Associated
It was the biggest parade I ever saw.
I liked it because they had lots of bands
and flags, and because Mr. Roosevelt
Is the new President.
Mr. Roosevelt Is about the nicest man
I know. He'll be a good President be
cause he's got lots of brains and lots of
It was nice of him to invite me to
the inauguration. It was a long ride
and my favorite pony got killed on the
way, but I'm glad I came. Mr. Roose
velt was pretty busy today, but I think
t can shake hands with him again to
morrow. He's my friend.
Washington is a pretty town, all right.
I liked the Capitol best of all build
ings. When I grow up I want to be &
Senator and then maybe President right
after that. I want to be like Mr. Roose
velt. Only when I'm President I'm
going to put in more subway trains
under the Capitol.
Georgia is a nice State. I like it best
of any others, because my dad has a
farm there. There were some nice men
from New Jersey with me in the parade
and I like people from New Jersey now.
No, I'm not very anxious to go home,
but I guess I'll have to go anyway. I'm
pretty tired so I'm glad I don't have
to ride my ponies all the wayi back to
«h^ Ga, j
District Vote Petition Placed Before Visitors
VvW 1
Thousands of pamphlets telling of the petition for representation in Congress for the District's half million resi
dents were distributed to visiting inaugural throngs yesterday. Seen in the picture are Misses Jean Parker Peggy Dela
field and Kathrlne Bolton (left to right), who formerely were pupils of Mrs. Jianklln D. Booaevelt. They assisted in
the work of the Citizens' Joint Committee on National Representation. * Star Staff Photo
Planes Joined by Giant Ak
ron in Review for New
Under low-hanging clcuds and Ji the
face of a cold, choppy wind, the Army,
Navy and Marine Corps yesterday after
noon mustered the defensive air force
of the Atlantic seaboard in an impres
sive, roaring tribute to their new chief,
President Roosevelt.
Led by Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Fou
lcls, chief of the Army Air Corp6 and
first military pilot In the Nation, 105
combat planes of the Army and Marine
Corps, an Army non-rlgld airship and
the giant Navy dirigible U. S. S. Akron
passed In review 2,500 feet above the
presidential stand In front of the White
Through the courtesy of the Air
Corps, which landed an element of three
bombers from the 96th Bombardment
Squadron here for the purpose. The
Washington Star was able to send an
observer in the air review to obtain a
description from the standpoint of a
participant for thc«e who viewed the
spectacle from the ground.
Bombers Sent Ahead.
The three bombers were sent ahead
of the remainder of the 2nd Bombard
ment Wing from Lar.gley Field and
landed at Boiling Field shortly before 2
p.m. The Star's observer was assigned
to Bomber 196, piloted by LJeut. T. E.
Oppenheim. Full Winter flying equip
ment, including fur-lined leather flying
suit, boots, helmet and gloves were
Issued to offset the effects of a 125-mile
per hour slipstream of raw March at
When the three bombers tcok off in
echelon at 2:25 p.m., there were no air
craft visible in the gray sky except a
lazily-moving Army airship and the
photographic plane of Capt. Albert W.
Stevens, Army air Corps, world famous
aerial photographer who had been as
signed to make the a«rlal record o< the
Roosevelt inauguration.
Climbing to about 2,500 feet, the
bombers closed Into "V" formation and
headed South over Maryland under low,
dark clouds, which trailed smoky fila
ments several hundred feet below them.
For perhaps 10 minutes the big twin
motored B-6A bombers continued down
the Potomac, alone in the cloud-cell
inged sky. Suddenly lines of tiny gnats
against the distant clouds resolved with
startling swiftness Into squadron upon
squadron of great bombers and tiny, fast
pursuit planes.
Lieut. Oppenheim, on the left of the
element, followed in a steeply banked
tum to the right across the line of
flight of the oncoming squadrons and
within a few seconds the element slid
smoothly Into its place In the 96th
Squadron, with the great yellow-winged
ships of the 49th and 20th Bombard
ment Squadrons below and ahead In a
dizzy, stair-stepped formation.
Circle Near Alexandria.
The bombardment group circled In
the vicinity of Alexandria, Va., for a
few minutes, killing time for the few
minutes which remained before the
time scheduled for the swing above
Pennsylvania avenue. The faster pur
suits milled around several miles away
—36 of them—a hard hitting thunder
bolt of man-made destruction.
Above Washington could be seen a
formation of three planes which, by a
process of mental elimination, were
proved to be those of the air marshal,
Gen. Foulois, and his staff. Farther to
the East, dim and tiny, hung a cloud of
midges which could be nothing but
the 30-plane force of the Marine Corps
East Coast Expeditionary Force, half
of them fresh from fighting insurrec
tionists in mountainous Nicaragua.
Still farther to the East a silver
wraith against the clouds showed the
place of the giant Akron, as yet in
visible to those in Washington.
Hands of the synchronized clocks on
the Instrument panels of 105 airplanes
were s wet ping around to 3 o'clock—
zero hour—and radio orders from Col.
Foulois buzzed in the ears of squadron
and flight leaders.
With magr.tfltaot precision of the
sort which can only from perfect
air discipline and long training, the
scattered groups, cruising at divergent
speeds, swung smoothly Into column be
hind the commanding general, down
ahead, at the foot of that dizzy stair
case of roaring khaki and yellow
A twist of the head In the icy blast
showed the swift pursuiters behind and
above, throttled down below cruising
speed but still pulling up rapidly on the
bombers. Their speeds were so calcu
lated as to put the entire column Into
perfect formation during just that in
stant when It swung majestically above
the new Commander in Chief.
Auron apeeas Aneaa.
The Marines In their silver and yel
low planes were visible, evidently In
the "blind spot" of the bombers, be
neath the tall, far behind and below.
The Akron still Idled along miles to the
East but was now "pouring on the
coal" and heading toward the Capitol
The Capitol now was sliding by be
low and only by gaining a higher loot
hold in the bomb-bay and leaning out
over the side of the fuselage could the
Avenue, with its marching thousands
and its banks of crowded spectators,
be seen at all.
Tne marchers looked like nothing ao
much as patches of tiny beads. Square,
sharply aligned blocks of beads of a
brownish hue showed where marched
the Army, earth-bound comrades In
arms of these leather-encased begoggled
Services Today
Church Programs Feature In
augural With Guests of
City Invited.
Special services In churches through- !
out the day will be held today. All
churches extend a cordial Invitation
to inaugural visitors.
10 a.m.—Laying of wreath at the
Tomb of the Unkown Soldier, Arling
ton National Cemetery, by the Greater
Boston Firemen's Legion Band and
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. United States Navy
Yard—U. S. Destroyers Reuben James
and Bainbridge, and Coast Guard Cut- j
ters Sebago and Cayuga will probably
leave the Navy Yard at this date.
Open house at civic clubs and head
quarters of national organizations.
Government buildings, museums and
Arlington—Gates open 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Arlington Mansion and Amphitheater
—9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bureau of Fisheries—9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
(Commerce Building, Fourteenth street,
main entrance).
Corcoran Gallery of Art—2 p.m-5 p.m.
Library of Congress—2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Freer Art Gallery—9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Lincoln Memorial—9 a.m.-9:30 pjn..
West Potomac Park.
Lincoln Museum—9 a.m.-4:30 pin.,
511 Tenth street northwest.
House where Lincoln died—9 a.m.
4:30 p.m., 516 Tenth street northwest.
Mount Vernon—9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ad
mission, 25 cents.
National Museum and National Gal
lery of Art—2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Washington Monument—9 am.-4.00
The above places of Interest also are
open every' day during the inaugural.
Few Injured in Minor Acci
dents and Scores Are Given
First Aid.
Exhaustion from the long vigil at
the Inaugural ceremonies and parade
sent more than 125 patients to Wash
ington's hospitals yesterday, while a lew
were Injured in minor accidents inci
dental to the celebration. Scores more
received first-aid treatment at Red
Cross emergency stations placed near
concentration points of the vast crowd.
Ambulances and doctors from all the
local hospitals and nearby towns were
kept busy throughout the day and early
Park Policeman Bernard Beckmar..
32, 1483 Newton street, was treated at
Emergency Hospital for injuries to his
left hand and right knee after he was
thrown from his motor cycle during the
parade. Pvt. Earl Underwood, B Bat
tery of the 16th Field Artillery, was
slightly hurt as the horse he was riding
in the lead team of an artillery caisson
slipped and fell, in the 1400 block of
Pennsylvania avenue.
Charles Kleine, 33, a member of'the
New York police force, suffered a
wrenched ankle and received treatment
at Casualty Hospital. James Kearney.
19. also of New York, was taken seri
ously ill in the Capitol Grounds and re
moved to Emergency Hospital.
Mayetta Carter, 61. who gave her
address as the Hay-Adams House, sus
tained shoulder injuries when crushed
in the crowd. Louis Selsel, 64, 2000
block Columbia road, tripped over a
rope and fractured his left elbow. He
was treated at Emergency Hospital.
George King, 49, of New York, also
was given aid at that hospital after he
fell over a wire, injured his hand and
face and collapsed.
The majority of hospital cases re
sulted from fatigue and attacks of
minor Illness. Only a small percentage
of those treated remained at the insti
soldiers of the sky, hunched In quiver
ing cockpits. Square blocks of blue
beads threaded on the silver wires of
the street car rails probably were the
brothers of those flying Marines In the
As the hands of the clock on Lieut.
Oppenheim's instrument panel ticked
an exact 3 o'clock, Gen. Foulois passed
above and at an easy eye-angle to the
north of the reviewing stand. The pur
suiters, above and behind, precisely in
place, now began to overhaul the
bombers and by the time Georgetown
was below had drawn abreast and were
beginning to forge ahead.
The head of the marching column
below was just beginning to break col
umn and disperse as the air column
also broke formation. The three bomb
ers of the 90th swung out of the squad
ron, which headed for Langley Field.
After only 55 minutes In the air, the
three ships landed and rolled up to the
line at Boiling, as the last of the Army
and Marine squadrons disappeared Into
the dUtance, leaving the sky to the
Akron and its little Army sister. An
other page turned in military aviation
Gen. Ftulois, through his successful
leadership of yesterday's air review,
added to the luster of a leadership
which won him the coveted Mackey
Trophy, presented only a few days ago
in recognition of his achievement in
massing and commanding the 672
planes of the lot Air Division two years
ago through two weeks of record-break
ing maneuvers without ft single serious
accident. 4.
Mrs. Roosevelt, Mrs. Hoover
and Others Play Promi
nent Part.
By the Associated Pregi.
The feminine figures of the old Re
publican regime gracefully stepped aside
yesterday. The women of the Demo
cratic "new deal" smilingly took their
It was a day-long shift of scene, bril
liant and colorful, beginning with the
motor parade up Capitol Hill; continu
ing with the significant ceremonies in
Senate chamber and on Capitol facade,
bursting into real rejoicing with the
band-playing of the parade; to a purely
feminine White House tea; rising to its
most formal, trumpet - and - fanfare
heights in the Inaugural ball.
For that taklng-the-oath moment
when the change actually came. Mrs.
Herbert Hoover. In beige-and-brown,
and Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt, in Eleanor
blue and darker blue, wearing white
orchids and carrying purple violets,
walked smilingly together.
Friendly Attitude.
They didn't say much to each other,
but their faces were truly friendly.
With Mrs. Roosevelt to First Lady
ship went all the liveliness and color
and charm of a huge family gathered
together—grandmother, children, grand
children, a fairy-pretty great-grand
And her "official family" was there
too, Mrs. Garner smartly, becomingly
gowned in black and white; a well
dressed array of "cabinet wife."
The most gazed-at figure in the
cabinet Itself also was a woman, Frances
Perkins, first feminine member, cynosure
of all eyes as she sat on the Senate floor
in black tallleur and trlcom hat, ob
served of all who could see her on the
Mrs. Gamer's "greatest moment"
came before Mrs. Roosevelt's did, when,
in the closest possible President's gal
lery seat to the dias to be taken here
after by her husband, she watched him
"sworn In"—Her son, Tully, and his
wife, and her granddaughter, Genevieve,
clo66 beside her.
Mrs. Wilson Watches Ceremonies.
Watching another Democratic Presi
dent take the oath, Mrs. Woodrow Wil
son, widow of the last one, sat in the
second row of the spectators' stand,
quietly welcoming the return of her
husband's party to power.
She wore a close-fitting black cloth
hat, a black nose veil, a black fur coat
with brown fur collar and cuffs, white
gloves and a gardenia corsage.
All through the day's events the ac
tive young Roosevelts, just as at the
Chicago convention that nominated
their father, appeared to be everywhere
at the same time.
Daughter Anna Dall's fair face was
framed by a dark blue brimmed hat,
she wore a blue coat and dress, her
corsage was white violets. Mrs. James
Roosevelt wore a grayish dress and hat,
a black top coat to which was pinned
an orchid; Mrs. Elliott Roosevelt's cos
tume was dark blue with small, smart
hat. neatly contrived was her crossed
white pique collar, held to her gown by
three matching pins at either shoulder
and center front.
Howard Soott Tells Court He Owes
$3,000 to $4,000 and Has Been
Living on Friends.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, March 4.—A receiver
was appointed today for the property
of Howard Scott, exponent of tech
nocracy, after he testified that he had
"about a dozen creditors to whom I
owe from $3,000 to $4,000," that he had
been living on the generosity of friends
and owned nothing except wearing
apparel and some bed clothes.
Scott was examined by counsel for
Carl V. Burger, who was awarded a
$1,640 judgment against the tech
nocracy leader In 1923. He testified
he received $300 for five lectures which
he had spent. Questioned as to con
tributions from friends, he said:
"I believe some one gave me $5 the
other night. I have never received any
thing from the relief fund, although I
should like to have had some aid."
Me said he was not a college graduate.
Belgium Guards Border.
BRUSSELS, March 4 (/P).—Frontier
guards along the German border were
reinforced by police today to check any
invasion of Belgian territory by dis
orders which might arise in connection
with tomorrow's German election.
Fraternity Selects Cincinnati.
DURHAM, N. C., March 4 VP).—
Omlcron Delta Kappa, hononary lead
ership fraternity, today accepted the
Invitation of the University of Cincin
nati to hold Its next national conven
tion there March 1-3, 1939.
A Diesel electric locomotive being
tested in England has a speed of 70
miles an hour, and running costs ar»
said to be one-sixth of those for other
Hew Cabinet Meets—Wood
in Summons Bank and
Business Leaders.
(Continued Prom First Page.)
deposits In effect under such a p'an
would become trust funds and held
entirely separate from the other funds
Df the bank. The controller of the
currency. It Is held, would have au
thority to Issue an order covering the
banks in the District of Columbia, and
Lf the plan were generally adopted he
might be granted authority by Congress
to put such a plan Into effect through
out the Nation.
It Is not believed that Congress would
indertake to enact a general law guar
anteeing all bank deposits.
The President's address was widely
reclaimed, although variously Inter
preted. It was regarded as a definite
statement that drastic action, if neces
sary, would soon be taken to relieve
conditions. Senator Hiram Johnson of
California, one of the Republicans who
supported Mr. Roosevelt in the last
campaign, expressed the sentiments of
many Progressives, when he said:
"President Roosevelt's Inaugural address
had In it hope and more than that, real
courage. We have a new era, and lf
we can Judge from today we have the
new man."
Senator Huey Long of Louisiana, an
apostle of the redistribution of wealth,
read into the Roosevelt speech support
for his own pet theory.
"It looks to me," said Senator Long,
"like he said in plain words that wealth
must be decentralized, and with that,
by Ood, I thoroughly agree."
Democrat* Hail Address.
The Democratic leaden In Congress
hailed the Roo6evelt address as a great
public document. They expressed the
conviction that he would follow It up!
with a message to the new Congress
clearly defining the steps which must
be taken, and that be would have bills
prepared to put his program Into effect.
President Roosevelt's assertion that
there must be a strict supervision of all
banking and credits and investments
was taken as a becking for the passage
of the Glass bank reform bill by the
new Congress, although he made no
mention of that measure by name. The
Glass bill passed the Senate at the ses
sion just closed, but was pigeonholed in
the Banking and Currency Committee
of the House.
So serious Is the banking situation
and the problem which It raises that
Democratic congressional leaders pre
dicted last night the President would
at the opening of the new Congress call
upon the legislators to deal with it to
the exclusion of all other business.
However, it was pointed out, that when
the President calls Congress Into legis
lative seslon it Is impossible to limit
the subjects which are to be considered.
Undoubtedly, It is said, when the bank
ing legislation has been disposed of, the
new Congress will turn its attention to
other problems, among them farm re
lief, and unemployment relief, on which
President Roosevelt has set his heart.
Urges Jobless Relief.
The Roosevelt Inaugural address,
while it dealt primarily with the pres
ent financial situation, also emphasized
the need of employment relief, and of
the adoption of measures to raise the
value of agricultural products.
President Roosevelt also entered briefly
into the field of international rela
tions. He said. "I would dedicate this
Nation to the policy of the good neigh
bor—the neighbor who resolutely re
spects himself and, because he does so,
respects the rights of others—the neigh
bor who respects his obligations and re
spects the sanctity of his agreements in
and with a world of neighbors."
Into this part of his speech will be
read a demand that all nations respect
international treaties and also that the
better nations give due weight to their
obligation to pay.
The inaugural address of President
Roosevelt was the briefest and perhaps
the most important since the second in
augural address of Abraham Lincoln in
1865. It was regarded last night as a
state paper of the utmost significance.
(Continued From Flrgt Page.)
tomorrow's balloting was clearly formu
lated by Ernst Oberfohren, the Reichs
tag floor leader of the German Na
tionalists, who said:
"This election will not decide whether
the national government remains. It
will continue in any case.
"If the government obtains the nec
essary 51 per cent this percentage rate
will be used to adjourn the Reichstag
after It has empowered the government
to work undisturbed for several years."
(Herr Oberfohren was referring to a
51 per cent majority in the Reichstag,
members of which will be chosen in to
morrow's voting. The German consti
tution drawn up incident with the
founding of the republic specifies that
any government to survive must have
the confidence of the Reichstag. Rep
resentation in the Reichstag is based
upon one member for each 60,000
Majority I* Expected.
"If the 51 iter cent is not attained."
the floor leader continued, "then it
must be recognized that these are fate
ful days In the life of the people, which
Justify a proclamation of a national
state of emergency."
From outward appearances, nothing
but an upset can prevent the Govern
ment party from obtaining a clear ma
The Communist party, which in the
last election obtained 100 out of 584
seats, has been wiped out as an organi
zation through the heavy hand or the
government descending upon it
throughout the nation after the fire,
which badly damaged the Reichstag
Building last Monday. (Government
authorities blamed Communists for the
Leaving out of the reckoning the
Communists, because they are opposed
to the present state and the constitu
tion, the two parties which consituted
the backbone of President Von Hinden
burg's constituency In both of the 1932
presidential ballots, were interfered
with during the campaign. They are
the Centrists and the Socialists. The
Centrists were frequent objects of Inter
ference, while the Socialists consistently
were affected.
Two examples Illustrate how vigorous
ly the government has supervised the
opposition meetings.
Former Chancellor Heinrich Bruen
lng, the Centrist leader, speaking at
Gelsenkirchen last Sunday, said: "The
government is trying to entrench itseli
for a four-year term in a position of
power. If you have any imagination
and consider how many officials have
been removed • * •"
He got no further. Police Inter
rupted him and said he must moderate
his language.
Hans Stampfer, speaking at a dem
onstration in the Sportpalast last Tues
day, excited laughter by saying, "To be
a real Marxist one must know tremen
dously much. To be an anti-Marxist
one need not know anything."
Police thereupon closed the meeting.
Daily raids on Socialist headquarters
and many Centrist newspapers were
paralleled by scattered raids on the
State's Party Peace Society and the
League for Human Rights headquarter:
and temporary suspensions of two met
ropolitan democratic dallies.
Emergency decrees setting aside con
stitutional provisions regarding free
dom of ppeech. thai press and assembly
and the privacy ot the boom iurthex
Ticket-Holders Indignant Over Police Refusal to Force
Lane Through Milling Crowds for Them.
Indignation ran high on Capitol Hill
yesterday afternoon as hundreds of
friends of Senators, and at least one
of them the wife of a Senator, through
some oversight in the police arrange
ments were unable to get to the seats
before the stand on which the new
President was sworn in.
All of them held tickets, but the
solid mass of spectators between the
Senate Office Building acd the east
front of the Capitol formed an im
penetrable barrier and In hundreds of
cases they turned away, disappointed.
The complaints finally became so nu
merous that by special radio contact
with the local police at the Capitol
police headquarters ordered that a way
be cleared for the few who still strove
to break through the crowds, but the
stands to whcih Senators' friends were
assigned were only about 75 per cent
filled although the demand for tickets
was far greater than the Senators
could supply.
The situation was outlined last night
by William L. Hill, secretary to Sen
ator Duncan U. Fletcher of Florida,
who6e complaints finally brought po
lice action in clearing a way for spec
tators holding tickets to get from the
Senate Office Building, but not before
hundreds who had been trying to get
to their seats had left in disgust.
■Mr. Hill explained that he learned
later that Mrs. William L. King, wife
of the Senator from Utah, was one of
the ticket holders who, with a party cf
friends, was among those who turned
away after trying vainly to get through
the crowds.
Mr. Hill said the subway from the
Senate Office Building to the Capitol
was closed and guarded by Marines
before the formal lneugural ceremony
at the Capitol, and the only way for
the people from the Senate Office
Building to get to the ceremonies was
to cross the streets packed to the last
square foot with spectators. No effort
had been made by police to open a lane
to the Capitol stands, and, Mr. Hill
said, requests that a lane be opened
were refused by police.
After trying vainly with scores from
the Senate Office Building to break
through the crowds. Hill said, he gave
up, and returned to his office and ex
plained the situation to police head
quarters. He was promised action, and
when he returned to the scene police
finally were forcing a lane through the
crowd, and a few of the more patient
Senate Office Building employes and
friends of Senators were making their
way through.
But so many had turned away after
striving vainly to break through the
crowds that hundreds of coveted seats
went unoccupied.
Problems Confronting New
Administration Is Topic in
Radio Forum.
Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Ar
kansas. Democratic leader of the Sen
ate, will discuss the problems which
confront the Incoming Congress and
administration in the National Radio
Forum. Monday, March 6, at 10:30 p.m.
The National Radio Forum is arranged
by The Washington Star and broadcast
over the network of National Broad
casting Co.
Senator Robinson has been Demo
cratic leader of the Senate for many
years. He is thoroughly conversant
with the problems and the legislative
proposals of the Democrats. He Is
slated to be the party leader in the
next Congress. In 1928 he was the
Democratic nominee for Vice President.
Group Described by Preii ai Being
of "Burgeois and Land-Owner
By the Associated Press.
MOSCOW. March 4.—The "liquida
tion" by the Soviet secret service of a
counter-revolutionary group involving
more than 70 persons employed In the
commissariat of agriculture and the
commissariat of state and collective
farms was announced today by Tass
(Russian) News Agency.
The group was charged with sabotage
and activities seeking "to bring famine
to the country."
Although the names of 40 of those
arrested were listed in an official bul
letin of information, their positions
were not announced, except that they
were connected with different organs
and commissariats In the Ukraine,
North Caucasas and White Russia.
It was learned that one of those ar
rested was Molsei Mlchaelovltch Wolf,
listed in the 1931 Moscow city directory
as a member of the collegium commis
sariat for agriculture, the highest ad
ministrative arm of this department.
Another was Feodor Mlchaelovltch
Conar. listed as the head of the plan
ning and financial section of the same
The entire group was described as
being of "bourgeois and land-owner
Specifically, they were charged with
damaging tractors and agricultural Im
plements, responsibility for reductions
in crops, setting lire to state tractor sta
tions. disorganizing sowing and harvest
ing. and killing horse* and live stock.
4 (/Pi.—Rioting halted a demonstration
of workers of the "United Front Com
mittee" and the Communist party here
late today, as a group of war veterans
and police charged a meeting at
Meadowbrook Park.
Police held Lawrence Toss, candidate
for mayor of Los Angeles; John Atkins,
candidate for the city council of San
Bernardino, and six others for investi
Banners displayed at the park meet
lng were burned by citizens.
served to Impress upoA the opposition
that the government intends to re
i shape Germany according to the will of
i "an awakened national Germany."
j Reports from scattered cities con
, tinued to tell of the arrest of numerous
Dersons. namely Communists. One
hundred and ten were arrested in Ber
lin, forty in Bremen, eighty in Bres
lau. and seventy in Duesseldorf.
Thuringaln Socialist newspapers were
compelled to print a campaign speech
of Chancellor Hitler against Marxism.
The Metal Workers' Building and the
building of the newspaper Voerwaerts
were searched.
Meanwhile Bileslan police reported
the distribution of forged Nazi mem
bership books among Communists.
According to the personal assurances
of Chancellor Hitler, all repressive
measures will cease as soon as Commu
nism has been stamped out In Germany.
To hasten this proce-s, It has been
pounded in upon the voters morning,
noon and night that the cabinet of na
tional concentration considers the 14
years since the revolution to have been
the most disgraceful in German his
tory. During that time, theae sources
contend, all respect for Germany abroad
was lost, while at home corruption
reigned supreme.
Fire Important lane.
Permlsison to use the radio, over
which the government carried its pleas,
was denied to the opposition, even to
Herr Bruenlng.
The country has reverberated alnce
January 30 with columns of march In*
brown-shlrted Nazis and members of
the steel helmet organisation as em
blems of the new Germany. On Sec
tion day many thousands of these uni
formed organisations are expected to
make Berlin's streets colorful.
Storm troopers, marching through the
capital Saturday shouted, "Out with
the Jews."
That the Reichstag fire will play an
Important role In tomorrow's vote has
been taken for granted. Nothing in
recent German history has stirred the
entire nation more deeply.
No matter what the government's
proportion of the votes from the ballot
ing will be. one question on which prob
ably all Germans are united is the
hope that this sixth major election
within the year, coupled with the fol
lowing Sunday's municipal elections,
may prove to be the last for some time. I
Forum Speaker
Boy, 5, Resurrects Polecat Killed
Under Pile of Logs.
CHARLEROI, Pa. UP).—A cold In the
head got Bobbie Underwood, 5, in bad
odor at home.
Three boys accidentally lulled a
"kitty" under a pile of logs, and two of
them fled, but not Bobbie. He tugged
at the logs until he reached the body,
then carried it away, probably to
bury it.
Shortly afterward, sitting in a hot
bath while his clothes were hung in the
back yard. Bobble wept:
"I had a told id my head, baba. I
didn'n doe id was a polecat."
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New President's Nautical
Service Recalled by In
augural Showing.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt was
reminded vividly yesterday, during the
inaugural parade, of the days he spent
as Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
Overhead were Marine Corps planes,
veterans of the jungle fighting In Nica
ragua, with the bandits of Sandino, and
the naval dirigible Akron. In the line
of inarch were Bluejackets and Marines
galore and the Chief Executive must
have been plessed when the State of
Georgia had the crack Naval Reserve
battalion from Atlanta in the spectacle,
for It betokened his cwn interest in re
serve affairs and paid him a tribute
a Georgian.
The famed Marine Band and other
musical groups played "Anchors
Aweigh." to bring back the new Chief
Executive's nautical days.
Navy Yard Visitors..
At the Washington Navy Yard, four
ships—the Navy's destroyers U. 6. S.
Reuben James and Bain bridge and the
Coast Guard cutters Sebago and Cayuga
—drew thousands of visitors. While no
official count was kept of the number
of sightseers aboard, officials placed it
well up In the thousands. The Reserv
ists from Atlanta were given shore lib
erty after the parade, following which
they visited the Lincoln Memorial and
other points of interest in the National
Capital. The Reuben James and Bain
bridge are scheduled to sail at 7 o'clock
this morning, with the Atlanta Reserv
ists. They expect to reach Charleston,
S. C , Tuesday and will be back home
Wednesday morning. None of the At
lanta Reservists suffered casualties in
yesterday's parade, officials asserted, and
everything went according to schedule.
Officers on the Sebago said last night
that the vessel would be open to the
public today from 9 a.m. to noon and
again from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The ship
is scheduled to sail at noon Monday for
New York. The Cayuga is slated to
leave the local yard Tuesday morning,
to return to her regular patrol dutias
and thence to Boston, Mass. Visitors
will be allowed aboard that ship all day
today and tomorrow. Coast Guardsmen
from both vessels marched in the in
augural parade.
Commands Mvu i nits.
Capt. Prank D. Berrien, U. S. N., cap
tain of the yard at the Washington
Navy Yard, commanded the naval, units
that marched In the parade. Lieut.
Harry P. Dobbs. United States Naval
Reserve, commanded the Reservists Irom
Atlanta. District Naval Reservists
marched with their colleagues from
Georgia in the parade and Marines
from Quantico Joined those stationed in
the National Capital, to give representa
tion to that arm of the national de
fense forces.
The Atlantans were enabled to raise
train fare to take them from their home
to the destroyers, at Charleston, S. C.,
through popular subscription. A Sun
day movie was held especially, permis
sion being secured, to raise funds to
send the Atlanta contingent to Wash
ington to honor Mr. Roosevelt. This
was the only Naval Reserve unit, apart
from the local men, appearing in the
Poet Dislikes Name Kiki.
BRESCIA, Italy UP).—Girls named Kiki
never will achieve glory, says Gabriele
D'Annunzio. Italy's poet-warrior. He
has arbitrarily renamed Kiki Palmer,
pretty Italian actress.
She received a telegram from him
just before a performance here say
ing he would call her Palma. "It is po
etic and significant," he said, "and goea
well with Palmer."

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