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PURGING Of FW
Federal Censor Says Stu
dios “Leaning Over Back
wards" to Co-operate.
If the Associated fr*u
HOLLYWOOD July 1«—The mo
tion picture industry * self-ronsorshlp
plan become* formally effective to
morrow, but already a number of
production* have been laiued "certifi
cate* of purity.” Some of these are
for release during the coming week
Joseph I. Breen, the one-man jury
of movie morals, said today there is a
disposition on the part of all the
studios to comply with the regulations
of the new code administration.
“Instead of arguing about certain
change*, u might be expected in some
ease*, the studio* are really ‘leaning
over backward*. ” Breen said “They
are all willing »o meet the regula
tions of the administration "
Change* Are Ordered.
After viewing nearly 50 feature films
Breen said he demanded changes in
some, which production head* imme
diately ordered One film will be al
most completely remade It was
learned privately from the studio that
the costumes of the star might be con
Pictures In which Breen ha* asked
change* will again be submitted to him
when retakes and alterations are made
When they meet wtth hi* approval
they will be given certificates and
It became known today that a
fine of $25 000 will be assessed against
any member of the Motion Picture
Producers and Distributors of Amer
ica found guilty of violating the code
of ethic*. Specifically, the agreement
—which Is yet to be signed by all
member companies to become effective
—provides the fine In the event any
member distributes or allows to be
exhibited a picture which fails to
receive a censorship certificate.
letter Regarded as Fair.
"The letter of Cardinal Hayes
(Archbishop of New York!, which Is
to be read in Catholic churches of his
dioceae tomorrow Is regarded In Holly
wood as most fair,” Breen declared.
“HI* statement that ‘reform, restric
tion and suppression that would de
prive the people of legitimate pleas
ure are not in contemplation' was
particularly cheering to Hollywood.
"That statement, coming from a
churchman of Cardinal Hayes' stand
ing. was interpreted to mean that
clean, good and worthwhile pictures
will receive the support of his fol
lowers. ' Breen said.
“Dictator” Breen does not expect
to work Sunday, the day the new
set-up goes into effect, Inasmuch as
he has viewed 10 or 12 pictures every
day of the last four. The code ad
ministrator has looked at pictures
from 10 each morning until 1 o’clock
the following morning, with time off
only for meals and for dictating mem
orandums He said he hoped to spend
Sunday at the beach with Mrs. Breen
and their five children.
FILMS HAVE BEEN Cl’T.
Boston Newspaper Reports Objection
able Parts Deleted.
BOSTON, July 14 UP).—The Bos
ton Sunday Advertiser says in a
copyrighted story that drastic cuts of
•genes and dialogue in all motion pic
ture films scheduled for current show
ing and listed as objectionable by the
Chicago Legion of Decency have been
made by local distributors for the
major Hollywood studios
The newspaper asserts it has learned
that two films, "Born to Be Bad,”
starring Loretta Young, and "Dr.
Monica,” starring Kay Francis, have
been cut to nearly 20 per cent, while
other pictures termed objectionable by
the legion have been revised to elimi
nate offending material.
It discovered that the distributors
were generally taking their cue from
the standard imposed upon Sunday
motion pictures in this State by Maj.
Patrick F. Healey, Massachusetts
censor lor Sunday shows, and apply
ing that standard to week-day presen
tations In "an effort to mollify the
growing menace to the film industry
by the Nation-wide Legion of Decency
FUND IS ALLOCATED
Secretary Ickes Sets Aside Sum
for Continuance of Great
Smoky National Parkway.
Secretary Ickes yesterday allotted
*2.000.000 for continuation of work
In developing the Great Smoky Na
tional Parkway, bringing Its total
fund up to $6,000,000.
The parkway, planned as one of the
outstanding drives in the Nation, will
extend from Shenandoah National
Park in Virginia, to the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park in North
Carolina and Tennessee, linking these
two recreational centers Prelimin
ary work, on the Great Smoky drive
Is now under way
The 350-nnle c.|ye will follow in
general the Southern Appalachian
Mountain Range, with a 200-foot
right of way contributed by the States
of Virginia. Tennessee and North
Carolina. Completion of the drive
is expected to bring thousands of
visitors to the region, which em
braces most of the finest scenery in
tile Eastern United States. Original
plans call for the Great .Smoky Park
way to join the spectacular Skyline
Drive at some point in the Shenan
doah Park. This scenic drive, that
follow the top of a mountain range
is partially completed.
! Police Chiefs Loaned 50 Cars
MAJ BIOWV TO MAKE TOIB APTEK CONVENTION.
FIFTY automobile* have been placed at the disposal of the Inter
national Association of Chiefs of Police for their convention to
be held here September 2*-27. Maj. Ernest W Brown, super
intendent of Washington police, is shown shaking hands with
Mrs Joseph L. Arnold, secretary to the Ladies’ Entertainment
Committee of the convention, as she sits behind the wheel of one of
the special cars Albert J Sardo, general chairman of the convention,
is next to Maj. Brown. Maj Brown and Sardo plan to tour a number
of cities in the car after the convention to stimulate interest in the
association's affairs. —Star Stall Photo.
Penal Shake-up Follows
Killing of Helen Eaton
By the Associated Press.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 14—A
! grand jury, called Into special session
today for Wednesday, will be asked to
Indict PYank Martin, trusty convict
guard, for first degree muPder for kill
ing Helen Spence Eaton, escaped girl
The guard, held in jail on a charge
of murder, shot the 21-year-old
brunette alayer of two men w'hen he
overtook her on a highway near
Jacksonville Women's Prison Farm
Wednesday afternoon 24 hours after
she had escaped, leaving behind a
note boasting she would never be
taken alive. It was her fifth break
from the prison in little over a year,
and she was armed with a pistol she
had stolen in her getaway.
Among witnesses to be summoned
| will be A. C. Stedman, who resigned
; as penal superintendent yesterday.
During the 18 months of Stedman’s
administration 14 convicts were killed
in escape attempts.
S. L. Tod Hunter, former warden of
the penitentiary, named as Stedman’s
successor today, ordered the removal
of Mrs. V. O. Brockman, superintend
ent, and her husband, assistant super
intendent, of Jacksonville Women’s
Farm, from which the Eaton girl made
j her escapes.
Tod Hunter today ordered all trusty
i guards back to Tucker and all shot
1 guns removed from the prison.
“No women will be guarded with
shotguns during my administration,"
Tod Hunter said the trusty guard
system would be abolished.
Dress Replaces Overalls.
Meanwhile the body of the Eaton
girl, in a pretty pink dress substituted
for the man's shirt, hat and overalls
she was wearing when killed, was
claimed by her uncle. Pless Spence,
ind taken to St. Charles, on the White
River, for burial tomorrow.
Helen's first lnncarceration was for
: the court room killing of Jack Worls
as he was being tried for the murder
of her father, Cicero Spence. Later,
while her case was beinng appealed to
the Supreme Court, she killed Jim
Bohots, a restaurant operator, who.
she claimed, attempted to force his
attentions on her. She confessed
the latter killing after she had been
paroled for shooting Worls. Her con
science bothered her. she said.
Win Chevy Chase Dance Prize.
Charles Ricci. 815 Massachusetts
avenue northeast, and Billie Marshall.
228 Rhode Island avenue, were first
prize winners in the Chevy Chase
Lake dance pavilion dance contest
Friday night. Winners of the second
prize were Charles Hayes and Betty
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Hitler Aide, Back Home,
Says He Finds Condi
tions Are Normal.
By ihe Associated Press.
BERLIN, July 14.—Ernst Hanfstaengl,
confidant of Chancellor Hitler, who
dashed ofl to America for a reunion
of his class at Harvard, came home
tonight with an ‘'unforgettable
memory” of his visit to the United
Hanfstaengl said he found the
American spirit had undergone no
change whatever in his long absence.
He was equally sure, he added, that
conditions in Germany are “perfectly
normal and calm,” with no outward
indication of disquietude.
“I am vitally Interested, as you can
imagine, to observe Germany again
after this exciting interlude, and to
use my eyes and ears," Hanfstaengi
“1 have talked to people, and find
anairs running meir usual cuuise
Hanfstaengl, the foreign press chief
of the Nazi party, told of his visit to
Harvard withr the enthusiasm of an
old grad who had long been denied
the privilege of attending a class re
“I am still in a daze,” he said
boyishly. “I must have time to col
lect my thoughts which, obstinately,
are returning to Harv%rd. Boston and
New England. My journey was an
incomparable experience. My recep
tion everywhere, especially at Cam
bridge, was typical of American hos
pitality and good fellowship.
"I was especially pleased that I saw
not a single example of misbehaviour
at numerous banquets and other func
tions which I attended.
"I saw not the slightest evidence to
support dire prophesies that the re
peal of prohibition would hurl Amer
ica into an alcoholic chaos.”
Trivial, human incidents brought
out the real significance of his return
to America. Hanfstaengl said.
‘'There was the old college barber
who remembered me,” the Nazi chief
tain recalled. "Then I encountered
the tailor's errand boy, now a husky
policeman, who. strangely enough, was
assigned to protect me.
‘‘I might say that I went to Harvard
an old grad, but I come back to
i Germany a freshman.-’
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Religious Research Group
Reports Big Majority
By 'he SMOfiited Pr»»*
NEW YORK, July 14—Union of
nearly three-quarter* of the Protest
ant* in the United States Into one
va*t church Is held a possibility in
a report made public today by the
Institute of Social and Religious Re
The report, which deals with church
unity movement*, follows a *tudy of
more than three years under the di
rection of Dr. H. Paul Douglas* of
A questionnaire sent to both min
isters and laymen of many denomi
nations brought In 16 355 replies the
report reveals. Approximately two
third* favored some Itind of union.
This number wa* split evenly be
tween those who favored a Federal
union, analogous to that of the States,
and those favoring a general union.
The other one-third preferred con
i ‘ inuing the present system of separate
“No similar number of definite re
sponses on the subject was ever se
secured from a representative section
of the American religious public,”
asserted Dr. Douglass.
GIRL SUES COLLEGE
Asks Damages for Loss of Eye in
RALEIGH, N. C., July 14 C4P).—
Miss Lois Sallie Silver, 19-year-old
Wake County girl, today filed suit
against Meredith College for *31,
413.50 damages, alleging that an ex
plosion March 7 during a chemical
test in the laboratory of the college
resulted in the loss of her right eye
and caused permanent facial disfig
The young woman is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W M. Silver.
It is alleged the explosion was due
to the negligence of Dr. Winston, in
structor in chemistry, in not warning
her ol the consequences as she worked
on an experiment in which she mixed
alcohol, an acid and water.
DISnttCT MAX TO HEAD
M. MARCl'S MANNING,
Attorney. 3719 Harrison street, who
yesterday was elected president of
the Rainbow Division at the an
nual reunion of the veterans'
organization In Detroit, accord
ing to an Associated Press dis
patch. He succeeds Wilbur M.
Brucker. a former Governor of
Michigan. The division decided
to hold its reunion here next year.
COLUMBUS LAW CLASS
SET FOR CARNIVAL
Dancing, Bingo Parties. Raffles
and a Beauty Contest Will
Arrangements have been com
pleted lor the “campus carnival'’ to
be given by the Class of '36 of Co
lumbus University School of Law on
Tuesday evening at the school cam
pus. it was announced today by
George P. Daly, chairman of the com
mittee in charge of the affair.
In addition to the dancing, which
will be held in the air-conditioned
"moot court” room, many other types
ol entertainment will be featured
on the evening’s program, including
bingo parties, raffles and a beauty
contest. Prizes will be awarded.
The affair will be "topped off" with
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Groups With Estimated
Membership of 22.000.000
Vote for Clean-up.
By the Associated Press,
NEW YORK. July 14—Protestant
church groups with an estimated
membership of 22.000.000 were Joined
today with the Roman Catholic Le
gion of Decency In the campaign for
more wrholesome pictures.
A vote to line up Protestants in a
boycott of salacious films was taken
late yesterday by an Interdenomina
tional conference of the Federal
Council of Churches of Christ In
The conference adopted the le
gion of Decency pledge to withhold
patronage from objectionable films.
me p*eoge ana eaicationii material
will be mailed to .00.000 Protestant
pastors early In the Fall as part of
a movement for concerted attention
to the motion picture problem on
Sunday. October 21.
Twenty-five denominational agen
cies were represented at the confer
ence and will be asked to co-oprate In
carrying out the national campaign.
Dr Samuel M Cavert. general sec
retary of the Federal Council, empha
sized the Protestant campaign was not
an attempt at national censorship but
merely a means of encouraging whole
some motion picture entertainment.
Persons signing the Protestant
pledge, which Includes a declaration
of purpose "to remain away from all
motion pictures which olTend decency
and Christian morality," will not be
guided, however, by any "black list" of
pictures. They will be referred to
non-church film appraisaJs.
The promotion work will be In
trusted to the Federal Council’s Spe
cial Comlmttee on Motion Pictures,
headed by Ret. Dr. Harold McAfee
Robinson of Philadelphia, secretary of
the Presbyterian Board of Christian
The council campaign will be di
rected br Rev. Dr Worth M Tippy,
head of the department of social serv
RETAIL LIQUOR GROUP
WILL MEET TOMORROW
Exclusive Beverages Dealers
Pledge Aid in Cleaning Up
The Exclusive Retail Liquor Deal
ers Association, formed about three
weeks ago by a group of merchants
dealing only in liquor, beer and wine,
will hold its second meeting at 10
am. tomorrow in the Pan-American
room of the Mayflower Hotel
The association has pledged co
operation with District officials in
cleanfng up "undesirable" practices In
the liquor trade here.
ARMY AMBULANCE BODY
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Edward fox Named Commander
of the South at Atlantio
Edward Fox of this city yesterd
was elected commander of th<
at the annual meeting of the
States Army Ambulance Assoctat
at Atlantic City, according to an
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chuwtts avenue, is advertising maa*
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Fred 8as.se, Flushing, l^ng Island,
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the association. Other officers lg^
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Moxon. Philadelphia, commander of
the North, Car Morse Cleveland, snet
commander of the West. Oscar Mull*,
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