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Police Head Called to Tell!
of "Agreement" on Promotion. Maj. Ernest W. Brown, superin- j tendent of police, a party to the so- j called gentlemen's agreement for the . retirement of Inspector Thaddeus | Bean to make way ur the promotion j cf Inspector Albert J. Headley, will be the first witness when the House Special Crime Investigating Commit tee reopens its sessions tomorrow. It was said last night that Maj. Brown's testimony regarding the authorship of the gentlemen's agree ment might provide another sensa tion of the investigation. Meanwhile, Representative Thomas L. Blanton of Texas, the other party of the agreement, is expected to take the House floor again this week to loose a tirade against the committee. Still smarting under the reminder of Representative Schulte, a member, that he was merely "another wit- j ness," Blanton yesterday said: "I will have nothing more to do with that committee. It's a tin can outfit." Randolph Returns. Chairman Randolph rushed back from a quick trip to his home 111 ! Elkins. W. Va., to arrange tor re- j sumption of the hearings tomorrow, i at which efforts will be made to com plete the picture ot the ' deal. ' Randolph said Inspector Headley would follow Brown on the witness stand. It was only a few months ago that ; Blanton arranged with District of- j ficials to place one of his constituents, Andrew W. Howsley, in the corpora- j lion counsel's onice as an assistant. But Howsley gave up the job shortly ; afterward and returned to Texas. '■ Blanton thought he \As still entitled ! to fill the job and so told the Com- ; missioners. Civic pressure against placing en | outsider in the corporation counsel's I office, however, resulted in Blanton ! agreeing to accept another position. : go Maurice V. Brooks of Abilene, Tex., j Blanton's home town was given a job as counsel for the Alley Clearance Authority at $3,800 a year. With the investigation of Blanton's "deal" now centering around Maj. Brown and Inspector Headley, Bean has stepped into the background and has said he would remain on the iorce until July 1, at least, so he can round out 40 years of service. Blan ton is reported to be quietly telling his friends, however, that Bean will be "out" in 60 days. Retirement Rumored. Rumors that Bean would retire April 1 were current Friday night, as a result of a conference he held that afternoon with Maj. Brown. It was reported he told Maj. Brown he wanted to go on leave tomorrow, and end his official service April 1—the date he told the Crime Committee Blanton had fixed as the deadline for his exit from the department. Maj. Brown is said to have told Bean it would be a "mistake" for him to resign at this time, and he agreed to remain on the job indefinitely. Representative Schulte last night visited police headquarters and at tended the detectives' roll call as guest oi Inspector Frank S. W. Burke. Schulte addressed the detectives at roll call, from which newspaper men are excluded. Afterward, he said, he was impressed with the detective force, but was strong in his criticism of the old police headquarters build ing. "The housing facilities here are r the most deplorable I ever saw. It looks more like a warehouse than a Police Department, and it is unfair to the men to nave to work and live here." Schulte said the Police Department is in need oi a more adequate radio system. JURY DIVIDED IN TRIAL FOR SLAYING OF OFFICER Retrial for Second Defendant Is Abortive—First Freed De spite "Confession."' By the Associated Press. ST. LOUIS, March 16 —The State of Missouri, having paroled as inno cent a man who admitted killing Policeman Albert Siko, was balked by a hung jury today in prosecution of another man now charged with the murder. Louis De More, Chicago taxicab driver, originally pleaded guilty to slaying the officer after a hold-up. but later said he so pleaded on fears he would be hanged if he stood trial. Patrolman Siko's revolver then was found at the home of a sister of George Couch, 27. a paroled convict. De More was paroled and disappeared Last October Couch was convicted I of murder and sentenced to life im 1 prisonment, but on retrial a Circuit Court jury was dismissed today after failing to agree. Farmers War on Dogs. Farmers of England are warring on dogs which have killed and maimed more than 150 sheep. CONFÉRENCE CALLED Young People of Salvation Army to Meet Here. The annual Salvation Army Dis | trict of Columbia Young People's Con i frrence will be held here on Saturday ' and Sunday, March 23 and 24, it was announced yesterday. Col. Albert S. Norris, chief secretary of the Salva ; tion Army in the Southern States, ! will be in charge. The sessions are to be held in the Salvation Army Auditorium at 606 Ε street. Schulte Visits Police ammmmm Representative Schulte «left). Democrat, of Indiana, a member of the House Crime Investigating Committee, addressing dctectives at police headquarters last night. Inspector Frank S. W. Burke at right. —Star Staff Photo. I HONEST RELIABLE DENTISTRY ι w MOST NATURAL lOOKINfi TEETH •PECIAL ATTENTION TO NERVOUS ΡΑΤΓΪΜΤ» TEETH EXTRACTED. *1.00 WITH GAS. S'i.OO MAID IN ATTENDANCE AT ALL TIMES FILLINGS IN PORCELAIN, SILVER AND GOLD NO LONG WAITING—NO HIGH PRICES. Plate* Repaired While L' Wait. $1 CROWN & PORCELAIN BRID6EW0RÛ l5fCHD$5 crow· DR. LEHMAN DR. JOHNSTON Open ETtninn and Sunday. 437 7TH ST. N.W. Λ DOORS FROM Ε ST. '< Before Buying Any Piano Consider First, Your Best Opportunity ι HE NATION'S BEST PIANO BUY ERS have for 78 continuous years relied upon Kimball quality and Kimball value. As a result, the Kimball product today ranks first in national demand. 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Representative Blan ton of Texas replied to a question by Representative Werner of South Da kota on local suffrage by stating that two-thirds of the people who attended a mass meeting he called on local suffrage some years ago voted against it and that the people of Washington were opposed to it. Mr. Werner's question was: "Don't you believe it is right and fair that the Dlstriit be given a right to vote and elect its own municipal officers without a right for Congress to Inter fere?" Mr. Blanton introduced a bill in the House on February 3. 1923, providing for election by the people of the Dis trict of a delegate to the House of Representatives; for the election of four civilian Commissioners and seven members ot the Board of Education and for entire support of the school system, erection of buildings, pay of employes, etc., out of local revenues. Salary of the elected Commissioners also would be borne entirely out of local revenues. There would be one Engineer Commissioner, as at pres ent. appointed by the President. The Public Utilities Commission would have consisted—as It did then—of the Engineer Commissioner and two civilian Commissioners, and the bill provided that no street railway could charge a fare greater than that named In its charter. Mass Meeting Described. In his testimony Friday Mr. Blan ton said that he called a mass meet ing of citizens in the caucus room of the old House Office Building to tils cuss the bill and was surprised when two-thirds of those attending voted against it. He suggested that "all that talk about a vote Is propaganda," and indicated that the opposition he said had been registered to his bill was proof that the people of Washington do not want the vote. There is a distinct difference, It was recalled yesterday, between Mr. Blanton's proposal for partial local suffrage which he made in 1923 (which would give the District no real voice in Congress) and the pend ing joint resolution for national rep resentation for the District. This Joint resolution would submit to the people of the United States a consti tutional amendment empowering Con gress to grant the District the right of representation in Congress and In the national elections and the right to sue and be sued in the Federal courts. Such a representation would not necessarily change the form of local government, which finds many advocates among those In Washing ton who favor national representa tion. Nor would it take away the power of "excluslze legislation" over the District conferred upon the Con gress by the Constitution. Would Be Opposed Today. Representative Blanton's reported test vote at the meeting in the old House Office Building, therefore, was not on the question which has united advocates of national repre sentation in the District. And the response from citizens which hs de scribed as having met his proposal in 1923 would, It was suggested last night, be the same today. His bill, it vai pointed out, would have con ferred upon the District none of the participation in the national elec tions, nor the direct representation in Congress, which many feel is nec essary before local citizens can actively participate In their own gov ernment. The bill, while granting local suffrage, also would have de stroyed the traditional financial partnership between the United States and the District—and would have thrown heavy costs entirely on the shoulders of the District. The power of exclusive control, without repre sentation of District citizens, would still have remained with Congress. ANNUAL PARTY PLANNED Nativity P.-T. 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