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3,911 Win, Postal In spector Says. _ By the Associated Press. DENVER, April 20 —A weary post office Inspector surveyed a column of figures tonight and concluded that the mail-jamming “send-a-dime and redistribute wealth” chain letter scheme soon may involve every one who can read and write. "You carry this thing through 12 turnovers and you have the astound ing result that the letter will go to 305.175.780 persons, said the inspector, Roy E. Nelson. Nelson was called into conference by Postmaster J. O. Stevie after the Denver post office was flooded with the letters. Stevie said the mail rush was “almost as bad as at Christmas.” Postal receipts have soared $20,000 in 12 days—and they're still on the climb. 305,173,780 Will Lose. “A little figuring showed me that if the chain is carried through with out a break only 3.911 persons of the 305.175.780 will receive the reward that is promised, a cash sum total ing $1,562.50,” Nelson said. “The other 305,171,869 persons will receive nothing.” The chain letters first began ap pearing here about a week ago. They ask the receiver to place his name on a list inclosed in the letter. The sender scratches off the top name and sends a dime to the ad dress given. The sender's name is placed at the bottom and he is asked to copy the letter and the list and to send it to five friends. May Get 15,625 Dimes. When his name reaches the top, 15,625 persons who have received let ters are supposed to have sent him a dime each, or a total of $1,562.50 in return for his dime and five stamps. Nelson said the scheme was illegal because it is against the law to so licit money through the mails and furthermore that it came under the classification of a lottery. He had a hard time convincing those partici pating. Stevie said the letters are being delivered, because they cannot be de tected. Nelson made no effort to stop delivery but said he was in terested in tracking down the sponsors. NATURE ASSOCIATION HEAD HITS DARLING Pack Answers Non-Support Plea by Asking "More Stimulant, Less Dope.” "More stimulant and less dope" Is the keynote of a stinging answer made by Arthur Newton Pack, presi dent of the American Nature Associa tion. to complaints of Jay N. Darling, chief of the United States Bureau of Biological Survey, that conservation groups have not been supporting him with action. "Those truly interested in wild life conservation do not know where Darling stands,” Mr. Pack declared. “They have been unable to reconcile ft destructive duck hunting season, such as the last one. the continuation of baiting and the use of live decoys, the wild life poison program of the bureau, and other policies with true conservation. Furthermore, he has not called on the American Nature Association for specific support. He has not told us what he wanted us to do, and now he complains that we do nothing." Citing the need of militant leader ship that "would not reflect the tongue-in-cheek attitude of so-called conservation groups of sportsmen who \ want to have their game and kill It, j too,” Pack continued: "Although the nearly 6.000.000 hunting licenses per year reveal an army of killers all out of proportion to our diminishing wild life resources, there is a great body of non-killers that will follow leader ship” To his own attack upon Darling, Pack added one received by him from Mrs. Halbert Handelan of Chicago, tenth district conservation chairman of the Women’s Clubs of Illinois. Mrs. Handelan accused Darling of cater ing to “petty politicians” in that dis trict. FEDERATION TO DECIDE POLICY ON RETIREMENT Federal Employes to Draft Reso lution to Be Presented at Na tional Convention. A definite policy on retirement leg islation will be decided by the Dis trict Federation of Federal Employes' Union Tuesday night, and resolutions formulated to be presented at the National Convention of the National Federation of Federal Employes in Yellowstone in September. Ulrey J. Biller, national vice presi dent and actuarial expert of the fed eration, will lead the discussion. Other meetings this week will be: Tuesday. Adjutant Generals Office Union: Wednesday. Agriculture Branch of Local 2 and Navy Yard Union. General Accounting Office Branch of Local 2 will give a bingo party Saturday night. Churches to Elect Officers. SILVER SPRING, Md.. April 20 (Special).—Annual election of officers will be held Monday night in the two Episcopal Churches of the community, Grace Church at Woodside and the Church of Ascension. 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Va., April 20.— The story of a city which has “moved backward Into the protection of the past” was told here today by the son of the parson who first dreamed of restoring Williamsburg to its Colonial appearance. Rutherford Goodwin, the son of Dr. W. A. R. Goodwin, has written “a brief and true report for the traveler concerning Williamsburg in Virginia.” The compact little volume, richly antique in appearance, is “written in the manner of early Virginia his torians.” The author says it tells the story of this ancient Colonial me tropolis from the seventeenth cen tury days, when as “Middle Planta tion” it was a "wide-scattered settle ment in which no man need to be disturbed by the walling of his neigh bor's offspring.” With its hand-set Caslon old-style type, lamp-black ink and ancient looking rag paper, the book carries the reader through two centuries, telling of the stirring Revolutionary days and of those in which Williams burg, "some observers held * • • fell into a sleep; while others pro tested that it was not a sleep but e. soliloquy (which is a talking to one's self).” The story ends with a description of how John D. Rockefeller decideJ to undertake the fulfillment of Dr. Goodwin’s plan, "which plan was soon defined as an endeavor to restore ac curately and to preserve for all time the most significant portions of an historic and Important city of Amer ica's Colonial period.” "And this plan and endeavor are now fulfilled; so that the city which In the year 1926 looked forward to a future of little promise has instead moved backward into the protection of a past which in the annals of American history is unexcelled,” the author says. JUNE ROBLES CASE • Only Major Kidnaping Left Unsolved May Be Put Before Grand Jury. By the Associated Press. TUCSON. Arlz., April 20 —The des ert mystery kidnaping of little June Robles may be nearing a solution. "A number of additional clues” was the significant development announced tonight concerning the only major kidnaping in the United States to re main unsolved since the Government began warring on kidnaping. Clifton Matthews, United States district attorney for Arizona, said the clues had been uncovered by Justice Department agents who have been working constantly on the case. He indicated that the new evidence will be placed before a Federal grand jun to be Impaneled here probably next week. Four days hence, one year will have elapsed since June, then 6 years old. was lured into a dilapidated auto mobile as she was going home from school. She was whisked away by a man whose features were partially concealed by dark glasses. Nineteen days later. June was found in a grave-like vermin-infested hole in the desert 9 miles from here by her uncle. Carlos Robles, then deputy county attorney. The little victim has viewed many suspects, but never has been able to recognize any of them. She said she knew her captors only as ‘'Will” and “Bill.” June, who has lived in a more or less state of fear since she was res cued. has assumed a more cheerful at titude of late, her parents said. She has been attending a parochial school and is guarded closely. Tomorrow she will attend Easter mass, accompanied by her parents and her grandfather. Bernabe Robles, aged Spanish land grant cattle baron in the early days of Southern Arizona. “It will be a sort of annlversary mass,” friends said. "June and her parents attended thanksgiving serv ices for her safe return last year.” BRIDLE PATH BRIDGE BIDS TO BE OPENED Rock Creek Span at Maryland D. C. Boundary Part of Recreation Tie-up. The pane authorities have decided that a reinforced concrete bridle path is to be constructed shortly across Rock Creek at the boundary line be tween Maryland and the District. C. Marshall Finnan, superintendent of the National Capital Parks, yesterday announced that on May 1 bids will be opened in room 1615, Navy Building, for this work. The job, Mr. Finnan declared, will entail 995 cubic feet of stonework, 11.986 pounds of reinforcing steel, wooden railing, cinder surfacing, wa terproofing deck, foundation excava tion, general trading and metal for expansion rockers. The bridge is part of the program to tie up recreational facilities in the north end of Rock Creek Park with those being developed by the Mary land National Capital Park and Plan ning Commission farther up the valley. -« Democrats Will Meet. RIVERDALE. Md., April 20 (Spe cial).—A meeting of the Democratic Club of the nineteenth district will be held Thursday evening in Stephen's Hall. East. Riverdale. when newly elected officers, headed by Hansel Rust, president, will be seated. EXPORTm Hao WORLD NEED Sloan and Swope Say Trade Recovery Is Essential to Peace. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, April 20.—The presi dents of two of America's largest corporations—Gerard Swope and Al fred P. Sloan, jr.,—joined tonight in a plea for revival of International trade as a necessary prelude to con tinued world peace. ‘World trade, American recovery and world peace are intimately linked together," said Swope, president of the General Electric Co. "Peace is a fundamental of neighborly trade, domestic trade or world trade." "It seems clear to me," asserted Sloan, head of the General Motors : Corp., "that political disturbances i within any country or political dif- ; ferences between countries, resulting too frequently in armed conflict, de velop primarily through the urge of economic necessity.” Both spoke under the auspices of the World Peace Foundation and the National Advisory Council on Radio in Education over a N. B. C. network. Discussing obstacles to world trade recovery, Swope said: "It is essential that the currency of foreign exchange we receive should have the same power as at the time our goods are sold. "In this respect the world today is fearfully upset." Sloan urged a broader American outlook on world trade. "I am satisfied," he continued, “that looking at this problem from even the most selfish standpoint, we cannot adequately capitalize the op portunities of our great country, and obtain what we are entitled to. if we assume a position of isolation.” -•-7 ARMY FINANCE SCHOOL DIPLOMAS GIVEN 36 Gen. Coleman Addresses Class of Enlisted Men, 27th to At tend Course. Thirty-six members of the twenty seventh class of enlisted men to at tend the Finance School of the United Stater. Army received their diplomas at commencement exercises in Room 3616, Munitions Building. Maj. Gen. Frederick W. Coleman, chief of finance of the Army, was the speaker and presented the diplomas. Capt. A. J. Perry, Finance Depart ment, commandant of the school, pre sided. The benediction was pro nounced by Col. Alva J. Brasted, chief of Army chaplains. The class included one native of the District. Corpl. Joseph M. Breen, now stationed at Fort Myer, Va. Other members from Army posts in or near Washington were Corpl. John P. Kelly, Fort George G. Meade. Md.; Corpl. Russell V. Ritchey. Fort Bel voir, Va., and Pvts. (First Class) Stephen R. Franks, Fort Myer; An drew Knowles, Fort Belvoir; Ellwood W. Mumford, Fort Myer. and Steve J. Sabo, Army Medical Center, Wash ington. Hyattsville Party Postponed. HYATTSVILLE, Md., April 20 (Spe cial).—The bingo and card party planned for May 3 at the Olive Street School by the Motners’ and Teachers’ Club has been postponed until May 10. Mrs. Hugh McCIay is chairman of the Arrangements Committee, her assist ants being Mrs. Warren W. Cole. Mrs. Arthur L. Stack. Mrs Miriam Brew ington and Mrs George Huber. % - In three shes y°ur lovely body. Apply all over 25* SO* Moo at least once daily. And, for safety’s .. . . sake, be sure it’s Mavis Talcum in trial size at io* the familiar red container. RELIEF APPEALS CONTINUETO GAIK Northumberland County Has 403 Open Cases—$3,000 This Month’s Cost. Special Dispatch to The Star. HEATHS VILLE, Va., April 20.— Relief appeals In Northumberland County continue on the increase, ac cording to Mrs. Howard L. Cecil, head of the Emergency Relief Administra tion here. There are at present 403 open cases in the county and 220 active cases. Last week 195 persons were on the pay roll. These come from families aggregating 995 persons. There Is an average of six persons to each white family seeking relief and seven persons to each colored family. The local administration is making a survey of the various occu pations in the county. Twenty per sons have been accepted for rehabil itation work. Forty relief workers were assigned to fishing crews in Northumberland County, but owing to poor fishing conditions they are re turning home. Three thousand dollars have al ready been approved for relief work in the county for April. E. R. Perkins, assignment officer of the works division, reported 19 ladles at work in the sewing rooms at Ophelia and Mlskimon, 58 men at | work on highways, 15 persons doing | sanitary work, 10 cutting wood on almshouse tract, 50 working on | mosquito control in county, 12 on bus grounds and garage at Callao High School, 5 painting Avalon Colored School, 4 working on poorhouse grounds, 4 painting Wicomico High School Auditorium and 11 working in the offices of the county. W. C. Blackwell, agricultural field worker, and Miss Florence Stephen son. home economist field worker, are making a survey of the agricultural conditions. PLAN NIGHT SERVICE TO AID TAXPAYERS Arlington Revenue Commissioner to Hold First Meeting at Vir ginia Highlands Tuesday. * By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. ARLINGTON COURT HOUSE, Va , April 20.—A series of special night meetings to assist taxpayers In the preparation of their State and local tax returns was announced today by Harry K. Green, commissioner of revenue. The first of the series will be at Vir ginia Highlands engine house Tuesday at 7 p.m. Green pointed out that all persons over 21 years of age who were residing in the State on January 1 must file returns, also all minors who own auto mobiles or earn as much as $1,000 a year if single and $2,000 if married. EGG HUNT SLATED Woodside Children to Take Part in Event Tomorrow. Special Dispatch to The Star. WOODSIDE. Md„ April 50 —Under the auspices of the Woman's Guild of Orace Episcopal Church, an old fashioned egg hunt will be held Mon day from 11 to 3 o'clock for the chil dren of the community. The children will meet at the parish hall at 11 a.m. and be transported to Sligo Park If the day Is pleasant. Otherwise the affair will take place In the hall. Mrs. Ronald McDonald is in charge of arrangements. ......imii." i ,i i Takoma Park Council to Spend $100 on Portal Beautification Special Dispatch to The Star. TAKOMA PARK, Md„ April 20.— The Town Council has appropriated the sum of $100 to be expended for the improvement and beautification of the Maryland portal to the Piney Branch road underpass in co opera tion with the plans of the National Capital Park and Planning Commis sion and the Maryland-National Cap ital Park and Planning Commission. A similar amount is expected to be appropriated by the Maryland Com mission. Several weeks ago the Takoma Park Citizens’ Association and the Takoma Horticultural Club petitioned the mayor and Town Council In a res olutlon to appropriate >500 for this purpose, but the town officials do not feel that this sum should be appro priated at this time. The triangular tract Is located at the Intersections of Eastern, Chestnut and Takoma avenues on the Maryland side. On the District side of the under pass plans have been approved for the beautification of the Distrlot por tal with plants and shrubbery, which same scheme will be followed by the Maryland officials. The ground has been graded and on recommendation of the Civic Improvement Committee of the Town Council the planting plan provides for crab trees, pin oaks and shrubs. The committee approved the appropriation. VIRGINIA TO RUSH ROADS PROGRAM Plans $1,000,000 Expen diture Before U. S. Relief Funds Arrive in July. By the Associated Press. RICHMOND. Va., April 20 —Eager to get the use of all Federal money available for the fiscal year that ends June 30, Highway Commissioner Henry G. Shirley announced today that his engineers have been In structed to rush plans for contem plated road and bridge projects. With a million dollars available In Federal teids. Mr. Shirley said he wanted to clear the decks and be ready for new relief funds that are expected for the fiscal year begin- j ning July 1. Construction of a new bridge over j the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad tracks and the James River bridge at Buchanan is foremost among the projects which he expects to let to contractors within the next 40 days. Ailington Couple Licensed. ARLINGTON COURT HOUSE. Va., April 20 (Special).—A marriage license was issued today to Everett Newton Bauserman, 26, and Jannle Mae Parris, 19, both of Arlington. “Other Woman” Urges Missing Banker to Return Promises to Marry Him if Wife Will Permit Divorce. Br the Associated Press. SEATTLE, April 20.—A promise to marry Allan P. Hull, missing banker, if his wife will divorce him, was held out today by Miss Antoinette Cell in an appeal that he ‘‘come home” and face embezzlement charges. ‘‘If your wife still wants you, I'll quietly step out of the picture,” Prose cutor Warren G. Magnuson quoted Miss Cell as saying. “If she doesn’t. I’m ready to marry you when you have paid the penalty.” Hull is sought on a grand larceny warrant charging embezzlement of S8.500. He was executive vice pres ident of the Tower Savings Bank. On the night of April 11 Miss Cell said, Hull was at her apartment play ing cards. She told Magnuson Mrs. Hull visited them and demanded her husband "give up” Miss Cell. She said Hull told his wife he wanted a divorce. A mild argument ensued and Hull departed with his wife. Church Sinner April 24. FALLS CHURCH, Va, April 20 fSpecial).—The day branch of the Guild of the Falls Church Episcopal Church will give their annual dinner April 24 at the parish house be tween 6 and 8 o’clock. Mathers Verdict Involuntary Manslaughter, With MO Year Penalty. • Br the Af*ocl»tei Press. LEBANON, Ind., April 20.—Twenty year-old Theodore Mathers, accused of slaying Rev. Gaylord V. Saunders, former Wabash, Ind., minister, was foundy guilty of involuntary manu slaughter this afternoon by a weary Jury which began its deliberations Friday at 4 p.to. The finding of the Jury calls for a 1 to 10 year imprisonment. Formal imposition of sentence on the youth was deferred pending con sideration by defense counsel as to whether a new trial will be sought. Rev. Mr. Saunders, who was pastor of the Wabash Street Methodist Epis copal Church, was shot and killed in Indianapolis the morning of February 2, 1934. His bod7 was found in an automo bile parked on a North Side street. Police called his killing a "ten-dollar murder’’ when they produced a con fession from Mathers in which the lad was quoted as saying he had been given that sum by Mrs. Neoma Saun ders, the pastor’s wife, to employ some one to kill her husband. The lad said hr used the money to pur chase a revolver and committed the murder himself. P.-T. A. Party Planned. GLENMONT, Md„ April 20 (Spe cial).—The Parent-Teacher Associa tion of the Glenmont School will hold a bingo and card party at the school Thursday night at 8 o'clock. Ray mond Graeves, chairman in charge, is arranging for prizes and refresh ments. DORSCH-MERCHANT PLEA FOR NEW TRIAL HEARD Court Resenres Ruling In Bakery Union Worker*’ Cat* After Argument. After hearing arguments on a mo tion for a new trial for John L. Dorseh and James C. Merchant, bakery union members recently convicted of hav ing placed acid on products of the Dutch Baker Boy, Inc., a non-union concern, Judge John P. McMahon in Police Court yeeterday asserted that he was convinced no errors had been made. In view of the Introduction of an affidavit by the defense, how ever, he continued final disposition of the case until next Saturday. The affidavit asserted that a farmer employe of the Dutch Baker Boy claimed to have discovered acid In milk he was delivering while em ployed In Lynchburg, Va. The court asserted that he had received the affi davit only this morning and had been given no opportunity for a study to determine whether it could be used in the efforts to obtain a new triaL DINNER MEETING DATED Special Dispatch to Tha Star. FRONT ROYAL, Vs., April 1#.— The annual dinner meeting of the lo cal Chamber of Commerce will be heid on the evening of April 30 at 6:30 p.m„ when the annual election of offi cers will be held. Dan S. Hollenga, secretary of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker on the occasion. POULTRY AND EGOS. | ' Immed del Br 4 Wh Lee. Bar. Wh Buff Rocks. An conas. Wh Bl.. Buff Min.; Wo.. Gold. Silver Laced Wyand : Reds. Cross Breeds. *10—100: Wh. 4 Bl. Giant*. Buff Orpine tons. Brahmas. *11—too Cornish Gam* , Ducklings, day-old pullets SIS—100. Turkey Poults 40c. BECK'S HATCHEBT. RT. AIRT MP. Washington Should q Employ an Army Of Painters.... this Spring! And why not ... with money available for this very necessary work. 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