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teftrets Early Work in First Concert. % BY ALICE EVERSMAN. The Pro Arte String Quartet of Brussels yesterday afternoon opened tiie series of concerts at the Library of Congress, in which will be pre sented the complete cycle of Bee thoven's Quartets. The concerts are sponsored by the Columbia Broadcast ing System through the courtesy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. Two quartets will be played every Friday and Saturday afternoon until Febru ary 22, when the last one will include three. This opportunity to hear the cham ber music of the great Beethoven, in progressive form, is both rare and of inestimable value. It Is perhaps the most noteworthy of all cultural en deavors—making known for the first time to many the personal angle of the development of Beethoven's gen ius—while to those already familiar vith the quartets in their entirety these concerts *>ffer an unique occa sion for refreshing their judgment. Quartet Has Balance. No better choice for the interpre tation of Beethoven could have been made than the Pro Arte String Quar tet. already the purveyors of much chamber music knowledge to the mu sic lovers of this city. An organiza tion of balanced artistry, the serious character of the musicianship of the four players is a guarantee of a correct end understanding presentation. The first two quartets chœen were the "Quartet in F Major. Op. 18. No. 1" and "Op. 18, No. 2 in G Major." Both purely lyrical in style, their gay ety carries no hint of the searching, troubled Beethoven so tragically por trayed in his later works, and no display of that spiritual grandeur, with its touch of the superhuman, that was to definitely mark his writings in the luture. In these quartets he sings with free, untrammeled joyousness ' interspersed with tender reverie. But 1 always there is present the thoughts of a man with his eyes on the stars, J conscious of the glorious expanse about j them, where only the good and the | beautiful can be found free from hu- | man tetnering. Freshness and Yearning:. In »the tender moments there is no eadness, but sweet yearning and hope, while a fresh exuberance Invades the quicker motives with accentuated rhythm and playful pauses. Perhaps the finer of the two quartets is the "Go Major." with the adagio eontabile expanding in fuller expression, and the allegro, scherzo and allegro mol to." more inspirational in their con ception. It was also in this quartet that the musicians from Brussels gave greater reir. to their interpretive feel ing. which warmed their tone and 1 edded grace to delivery. In the "Quartet in F Major. No. l." j their reading bordered a trifle on the | sedate and thoughtful so that the 1 adagio missed the warm inflection j the composer intended for it and the lighter movement lacked delicacy of I epirit to add brilliancy to a fine tech-1 nical presentation. The mood was dif ferent with the opening movement of the second quartet and grew in beauty to the end. The entire program yesterday was broadcast, but some of the others, be cause of their length, will be heard only partially over the air. A large audience was present yes terday and enthusiastically acclaimed the famous players. SUSPENDËDWÂRDEN QUITS OHIO PRISON prisoners Cheer, but No Sign of Disorder Appears as Troops Stand Guard. Br the Associated Press. COLUMBUS. Ohio. January 26.— With a parting admonition. "Take rare of the boys," Warden Preston E. Thomas vacated Ohio Penitentiary to day under a 30-dav suspension ordered by Gov. Martin L. Davey. Prisoners cheered and pounded on tin pans. National Guardsmen rushed Into the prison yard, but found no disorder. There were shouts of "Woodard, hurrah for Woodard," referring to James C. Woodard, 62, deputy warden, who became acting warden. With Thomas went his wife and their daughter. Mrs. Thomas has been matron and Miss Amanda Thomas prison mail clerk, but their positions were abolished by Gov. Davey es "unnecessary." The Governor said of the 25 Guards men and four officers stationed at the prison: "We are just taking precau tions during the transition period." The waiden's suspension, first ad ministrative change in the peniten tiary in nearly 23 years, was based on charges of misconduct in the prison administration. I Senator Pope to Speak. Senator J. P. Pope of Idaho, mem ber of the special committee investi gating the munitions industry, will «peak on the "High Priests of War" at a meeting of the University of Chicago Club of Washington, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. next Sun day at the Admiral. 1640 Rhode Island avenue. TONIGHT β: 15 P.M. IRENE CASE NAMUR, Sunday Thru Thursday Bandar. January 21th—8:1.% P.M. "LIVING A FULL LIFE AFTER FORTY" Monday. January '!8th—8:15 P.M. "THE WAY OUT OF DIET FADS AND FANCIES" Tuetday. January "!0th—8:1A P.M. "Health and Rejuvenation Through Gland Feeding" Wednesday. January 30th—8:111 P.M. "INCREASING BRAIN ACTIVITY" Thursday. January 31st—8:Iff P.M. "MIXING HEALTH COCKTAILS" GOLD ROOM Hamilton Hotel, J 1th k Κ Street* A Anti-New Deal Debaters Greeted by Hoover Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto. Members of the Stanford debate team, who will make a tour of 40 colleges throughout the country debating against the New Deal, pictured with former President Hôover at Palo Alto, Calif. Left to right: J. P. McFarland, Robert Grantler, Prof. L. T. Chapin, faculty adviser; Mr. Hoover, R. R. Oroe, Andrew Bright and David MelllnkofT. EXPERTS' CONTROL IN. RELIEF URGED Edith Abbott Would End Po litical Rule Over Ma chinery. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO. January 26—A dras tically new system of caring for the needy, calling for modern relief ma chinery down the line from Washing ton to the smallest county seat, was advocated tonight by one of Amer ica's foremost sociologists. The plan would excommunicate pol itics from relief agencies, put experts in charge, require support from every government division, save money ar.d put relief on a permanent operating basis. Miss Edith Abbott, member of the Relief Advisory Committee to Presi dent Roosevelt's Social Security Commission, proposed the new set-up. It embraces the vast store of knowl edge she has gained from years of intimate contact with the problem. As dean of the University of Chicago's Social Service School, she knew it in its smallest stage. As a counsel to Chicago relief administrators shs saw it take on gigantic proportions. She found much to praise in present methods. Miss Abbott contemplates the es tablishment of a "division of public assistance" in the welfare depart ment of each State. Politicians would have no part of it. Trained social workers would be in charge. Sub sidiary bureaus would be opened in each county. Employers would b° chosen through civil service on the basis of their competency. « All welfare work—employment or relief for the father, aid for the en tire family, care of the sick and dis abled. administration of widows' stipends and old-age pensions—would be centered in these offices. Archaic pauper laws would.be abolished—"no body wants to be called a pauper"— and all overlapping departments would be consolidated. The Federal Government would con tribute grants. Cities and counties would do their part. "Those who could be taken care of in other ways would be taken off the list." Miss Abbott said. "Busi ness would be conducted with the efficiency of a big corporation." She suggested that the Govern ment's (4.000.000,000 work program be separated entirely from relief. Holding Company Legisla tion Held Menaced by New Differences. By the Assocltted Press. Chairman Ray burn of the House Interstate Commerce Committee said yesterday that "powerful Influences" had brought division between admin istration advisers over proposed hold ing company regulatory legislation. He indicated that he believed a stubborn effort had been and would be made to prevent a stringent bill from being enacted this session. As a result, he indicated, there has been delay in formulating the measure asked of Congress by President Roose velt to abolish the "evil features of ι holding companies." j In an effort to expedite drafting j of the bill, a special committee of Government legal and holding com pany experts was set up last week by Mr. Roosevelt. This followed a conference of Gov | ernment officials with President Roosevelt, which was attended by At | torney General Cummings and mem bers of the Federal Power, Trade and Interstate Commerce Commissions. At this conference, which followed one Chairman Rayburn had previously with the President, it was found that members of the various commissions differed as to which agency should administer the law as well as the form of the legislation. The Power Commission wants to 1 control utility holding companies and the Federal Trade Commission, which made a seven-year study of utilities, also wanted the authority. Consequently, It was tentatively agreed that the new Securities and Stock Exchange Commission would administer the legislation. The Inter state Commerce Commission, however, would continue to administer the Ray burn bill, which would give it juris diction over railroad holding com panies. Ignition, Starting, Lighting Beldon Ignition Cables MIUfR-NJDLElfg 1716 UU. ST..N.W. NORTH IS83 Know the COMFORT of Correctly Fitted GLASSES $7.45 Complete M • One of those becoming rimless styles, now so much in favor. Includes fine white lenses accurately ground in any single vision your eyes require. Choice of shapes. Scientific Eye Examination By Licensed Optometrists Included OPTICAL DEPT.—STREET FLOOR. Use Your Charge Account Jjinsburqh's 7th, 8th and Ε Ê FOURTH FLOOR I860 LAns C-: · ■·»' ' ;* *· ■Mm*·* ·. »Λ*«·ν"·» «WW «*' PHONE NA. 9806 I 935 « « il «WORTH ASKS CONSTITUTION BILL Cites Century Delay by Some States in Acting on Amendments. Br the Associated Press. Asserting that some States have put off for more than a century the rati fication of propoeed constitutional amendments. Representative Wads· > worth, Republican of New York pressed yesterday for more prompt and uniform ratification machinery. He is proponent of a bill setting a maximum time limit of two years and 28 days for holding Nation-wide ref erenda on changes In the Constitution. Urging Its adoption, the New Yorker told a Judiciary Subcommittee many proposals to alter the Constitution had been' approved by Congress, but forgotten by the States since the Con stitution Itself was promulgated. He cited the 10 original amendments constituting the ao-called bill of rights. Explaining there originally were 12 amendments submitted In 1879, Repre tentatlve Wadsworth asserted the two others never were ratified although ostensibly they still were before the States for action. One was to limit th· number of Congressmen by popu lation and the other would have sub jected constitutional amendments to election campaigns before legislative action on them. Virginia to Save Money. Virginia counts on an estimated saving of 136,806 during 1935 by plac ing treasurers of counties on salaries Instead of paying them in fees, as practiced heretofore. AUDIT HERE COMPLETED The District of Columbia units of the Salvation Army were given clean bills of health by Ma J. A. R. Miller, auditor for the organization with of· flees in Atlanta, Ga , who completed a semi-annual examination here yes· terday. At the Social Service Center, where approximately >80,000 is handled an· nually In revenues received from the resale of -discarded materials, which i are collected by the Indigent men on the pay rolls, the records showed the I center well within Its budget. 358 FLATBUSH AVENUE BROOKLYN, Ν. Y. 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