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TELEVISION ÏESI Uses Micro-Wave as Base of Hope for Effective Results. By the Associated Press. GENOA, Italy, February 2.—Sena tor Guglielmo Marconi's hope for practical television between Europe and America via the now famous micro-wave is the guiding star of ex- ] periments he Is directing near here, Iriends said today. The famed inventor, who has been busy at his London laboratory this Winter, interrupted the work several times to come to Genoa and check up on the work of his chief experimenter, M. Matthieu. He is expected again shortly for final tests. Marconi's problem is to find means1 of transmitting an interference-free, non-fading signal over long distances.1 so that transoceanic television can become feasible. His friends said he has placed his faith in the micro-wave—a transmit ting medium of 60 centimeters In length—to solve that problem. Experiments Are Secret. The experiments are being con ducted in customary secrecy between two micro-wave stations installed at similar altitudes and only a few kil ometers apart in the nearby hills. The stations have no natural ob stacles between them and are visible, one to the other, to the naked eye. This leads familiars of the Inventor to believe he intends to check previous laboratory experiments against a se ries of close station-to-station trans missions. Marconi has already achieved great progress with the micro-wave. He has "bent" the micro-waves so they can be transmitted for notable distances in conformity with the earth's curvature. Due to its ex ceedingly short length, the micro-wave previously had been considered use ful only for short distances. lapping uupuaajuiv. Secrecy for military radio messages and cheap interisland and ship-to shore radio transmission are other things the inventor has claimed for his newest discovery. He announced In September, 1933, that a micro-wave message could not be "tapped," due to its exceedingly narrow beam. This, he said, would make it possible for military stations in precise contact with field outfits to exchange messages without fear of cutting in. Inas much as little power Is required to operate the micro-wave stations, the inventor said the new medium would be particularly advantageous for ships and for island or inland communi ties not served by the powerful long wave radio. In July, 1934, Marconi brought his yacht Electra into the harbor of Sestri Pebante entirely under control oi micro-wave "lighthouses." BRITISH PLAN RUSHED. Television Programs Will Be Inaugu rated Next Fall. LONDON, February 2 (JP).—A new form of entertainment will be brought to Londoners' firesides next Autumn with the inauguration of the first link of the government's projected na tional television network. Merely by twisting a knob, fireside •lookers" will be able to see and hear a great variety of entertainment— vaudeville, opera, prizefights, perhaps even tennis matches and sections of parades. A new advisory commission, of which Lord Selsdon is chairman, is charged with carrying out the govern ment's ambitious plans. TJhe commis sion will meet Tuesday to continue its discussion of plans for putting the program into effect. Set to Be Only Cost. All television will cost the "looker"— the official term for this new genus of spectator-listener—will be the cost of his receiving set. The cheapest, which looks like an ordinary radio except for its screen, will sell for $250. Its scanning device is 8 by 6 inches. Sets with 9 by 12 screens will cost $400, but the cost of all television sets, Postmaster General Sir Kingsley Wood said this week, will be halved within a year after mass production is started. London will be the first link in a proposed network of 10 stations which will cover Britain and cater to an estimated 50 per cent of the popula tion. The broadcasting equipment has been found unsuitable beyond a radius of 25 miles, owing to distor tion of the short waves, but British engineers nevertheless consider the equipment superior to that used in the United States or Germany. Licenses to Pay Costs. Financing of the London station and its programs until January 1, 1937, is expected to cost £180,000 (ap proximately $875,000), which will be taken from the 10-shilling license fees for receiving sets. The government air monopoly grant ed to the British Broadcasting Co. expires in 1937 and other arrange ments could be made then, after the experimental stage of television was past. The committee insisted that no manufacturing monopoly be allowed to hinder the development of tele vision. GEN. BOOTH* ALARMED OVER RELIEF CHANGES Concern over the condition which will confront private charitable organ izations as a result of the proposed revision of the Federal Government's relief set-up was expressed here yes terday by Gen. Ballington Booth, na tional commander and founder of the Volunteers of America. Gen. Booth, recent recipient of the distinguished service medal of Rotary International, is in Washington to discuss the future of relief with Gov ernment officials. He is at the Carl ton Hotel as the guest of Adjt. H. Mills Eroh, local commander of the Volunteers. He will preach this morn ing at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church and tonight at Foundry M. E. Church. GARDEN CLUB MEETS Proper feeding of wild birds which flock to wooded stretches along the Potomac River was discussed by the Potomac Palisades Garden Club at a meeting Friday evening in the Public Library branch on Conduit road. Laundry Office Bobbed. Εφ a Whittington, manager of a branch laundry office at 1608 U street, was held up by a colored mari armed with a razor last night In her office and robbed of approximately $25. The man, whom she says she can Identify, fled east on U street and •scaped before she cofld summon aid. Bride of Mellon's Son Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto. MRS. PAUL MELLON, Before her marriage yesterday in New York, Mrs. Mary Conover Brown. New York, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Clinton Conover of Kansas City. The wedding took place In the home of the bride groom's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. David Κ. E. Bruce. Mellon is the son of the former Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Andrew W. Mellon, and Mrs. Nora Mellon. The couple left at once for a honeymoon in Europe. —Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto. Helmet and Shorts Part of Natty Garb Chosen for Police By the Associated Press. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Febru ary 2.—Memo to those who get lost on the Boardwalk next Sum mer. If you meet a man with a white pith helmet, blue sport shirt and white shorts, step right up and ask him the way—he's a police man. This natty ensemble was picked by the city commission for beach front and traffic policemen yes terday. Sam Browne belts will also be worn. FEDERATION ASKS D. C. RESIDENT AS HEALTH OFFICER (Continued Prom First Page.) to either the Townsend or the Long plan. In this connection a man arose to debate in favor of the Townsend measure, but was stopped when it was discovered he was not a delegate to the federation. At the request of Mr. Lodge, he announced his name was Joseph A. Gross from Denver, Colo., who was here to help promote the Townsend plan. When he could not state just what organization he represented there was hesitation about permitting him to speak, and Gross withdrew his presentation, although Lodge insisted he wished to hear him speak. The federation approved a report by Joseph L. Gammell, chairman of the Police and Fire Committee, in dorsing a bill for the creation, under a Federal appropriation, of a school for the training of policemen. The federation, however, definitely objected to the appointment of the District superintendent of schools, Dr. Frank W. Ballou, as a member of the police school board, contending that official should devote his full time to school matters. The bill provides that graduates of the school would be eligible for appointment as policemen in various State, municipal or other governmental police forces. The fed eration contended this should not mean a waiver of any of the civil service, residence or other require ments now in eSect controlling ap pointments to the District police force. The federation went on record op posing a move to permit members of the Metropolitan police force to live outside the District as provided in a bill now before Congress. Mr. Emery said the obvious purpose of the bill was to permit patronage in the se lection of policemen. On motion by Mr. Lodge, the fed eration approved the bill sponsored by the Public Utilities Commission and the District Commissioners to limit appeals to court from decisions of the Utilities Commission to question of law, in a move to prevent an entire court review of the facts found by the commission. With some amendments, the bill to set up a new system for the record ing and the release of deeds of trust in the protection of note holders, was approved by the federation. This bill was drafted as a result of several de velopments In the real estate market here, including the incident of the release of trusts under the control of the mortgage firm of Swartzell, Rheem & Hensey. GEORGE HAMILTON TO ADDRESS C. OF t Transit Official Will Talk at Bethesda Meeting To morrow Night. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. BETHESDA, Md., February 2 — George E. Hamilton, one of the pioneer residents of this section and an official of the Capital Transit Co., will address a public meeting of the Bethesda Chamber of Commerce scheduled for the County Building here Monday night at 8 o'clock. Hamilton Is to speak on "Plans and Prospects for the Future of Bethesda and Neighboring Sections" and Presi dent Samuel E. Stonebraker said today that the chamber has Invited the public to attend. Legislation to Be Debated. A number of legislative matters that are pending before the current session of the Maryland General As sembly and many important changes in the by-laws of the chamber will be discussed during the meeting, Stonebraker stated. Among the legislative subjects on the chamber's docket are the sales tax question, the provision of ade quate school facilities for children in the western suburban area of Mont gomery County and the affording of civil service protection for the county police force with opposition to dis missals from the force except for inefficiency or misconduct. Large Audience Foreseen. Hamilton's address is expected to attract the largest audience that has ever attended a meeting of the trade body. He was one of the first resi dents of the western suburban area of Montgomery and is a well-known Washington business executive and attorney. He formerly was president of the Capitol Traction Co., resigning when the Washington street car merger went Into effect and accepting the position of chairman of the Board of Directors of the new Capital Tran sit Co. In addition he is identified with many other corporations and banks. Dean of Law School. Hamilton is dean of the George town University Law School and a member of many legal organizations, including the American and District of Columbia Bar Associations, the Lawyers' Club and the Barrister Club as weU as the Washington Board of Trade and Chevy Chase Club. The committee which has been drafting proposed changes in the chamber's by-laws Is made up of President Stonebraker. Secretary John A. Overholt, Emory Bogley, William Buckley and J. Harry Welch. Lost for Many Years. Painted about 300 years ago by Franz Halz and lost for many years, a picture, 11 Inches long and 8 inches wide, was sold recently in London for $6,000. New Consistory May Result In Another Cardinal for V. S. Br the Associated Press. VATICAN CITY, February 2.—A slight possibility that the United States may receive another cardinal was seen today as prelates disclosed that Pope Pius is planning for a new consistory. Death has reduced the Sacred Col lege to one of its smallest member ships. Instead of the full number of 70, the wearers of the purple, the princes of the church, now number but 52, leaving 18 vacancies. The death of Francis Cardinal Bourne January 1 in England created the latest vacancy. Pletro Cardinal Oasparrl, former secretary of state, died November 1·. The Sacred College now Is split evenly between Italians and foreigners. Of the foreign nations France has six cardinals, thf largest number. The United States has four, Germany and Spain three each and Poland two. England, In recent years represented by Cardinals Oasquet and Bourne, now has none. Although the Pope is renowned for keeping his own counsel, some prelates believe a consistory will be held soon for two reasons: To give England a cardinal and to name a Camerlengo of the church to replace Cardinal Gasparri. The Camerlengo Is the cardinal who presides over the church in the inter regnum following the death of a Pope and the election of another. Because of the diminution In the membership of the Sacred College, it was believed the next consistory may bring 9 or 10 cardinals into the Sacred Collen to bring the mem bership over M.r MAIS' FINAL PLEA WAS TO FREE GJL Spent Final Hour of Life Trying to Exonerate Mary M'Keever. By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va., February 2.—The Times-Dtspatch says in a copyrighted story that Robert Mais and Walter Legenza, gangsters executed today, spent their last hours writing letters attempting to exonerate Marie Mc Keever, gang girl friend of Mais, from complicity in their crimes, particularly robbery of an armory at Hyattsville, Md. She is held for complicity In the robbery. This was done In a letter in Mais' own handwriting, witnessed by Le genza. Prison Supt. Rice M. Youell and an assistant superintendent. In addition, Legenza wrote a letter witnessed by M. Haley Shelton, his attorney. In which the gangster re pudiated a confession of kidnaping and murdering William Weiss, Phila delphia night life character. In the letter Legenza said he had been tricked into the confession by Federal agents on the promise that if he con- j fessed he would not be brought back to Richmond. In a third letter written by Mais, j Shelton was requested to make the letter public In an effort to aid Marie McKeever. Legenza made a statement to Shel ton in which he denied killing E. M. j Huband, Federal Reserve mail truck driver, last March, the crime for which j he and Mais were executed today. He asserted he was not present. In the statement Legenza also said he saw no reason to retract a previous state- ' r ment as to how he and Mais obtained guns with which they shot their way out of the Jail here In September, while awaiting execution, but added the guns were delivered by a convict. Veterans Given More. Poppy day. Britain's annual collec tion for disabled soldiers, realized $2, 615.000, about $55,000 more than a year ago. Coal Deposits Huge. Deposits of the vast, new coal fiel* recently discovered in Kamchatka Russia, are estimated at 800,000,001 tons. OFFERS 14P0INT PUN FOR EATING Epicure Would Light Way to Better Meals by Ameri can Ccoks. By the Associates Presi. CHICAGO, February 2.—America— the land of baked beans and pie a la mode—is about to light the world to new gastronomlcal pinnacles. First, Vehling said, America has the "natural resources" to make It the gustatory see of both hemispheres. Second, It possesses the "mechanical facilities" (isn't this the home of the flreless cooker and lceless ice box?). And, third (this may be proselyt ing, but it's rather Important), there are already one or two good French chefs here. "All that is needed is to create a discriminating taste for good foods and the beverages that go with them among the mass of the American people. It is the purpose of our so ciety to educate people to regard eat ing as a fine art and not as an or dinary function like sleeping or walking." The "14 points" of the Chicago Wine and Pood Society, which is an offshoot of an international band of connoisseurs formed two years ago in London, decree: No pre-prandial cocktails; no smok ing during the meal; no ice water; no drunkenness and no, no overeating. The other dicta demand R. S. V. P.'s and lrown on speechmaklng at table; I dancing between courses and imme . diately after dinner; rush service and ) tardiness in getting down to the busi I ness of entrees. - Two Navy Flyers Killed in Crash Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto. ι I. n Β —Λ Photo taken late yesterday at Millsap, Tex., shows wreckage of plane In which Lieuts. Oscar W Pate and John G. Burgess were killed. The bodies were burned beyond recognition when the naval land fighter Jell It and two other planes were en route from San Diego, Calif., to Philadelphia. *ùf' SU.