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FIGHT OVER BALL Congressmen and Writers Split on Use of Hard or Soft Type. Hard ball versus soft ball is the Issue which Is stirring to the depths the seventy-fourth Congress and the National Press Galleries. One party demands the use of the regulation hard base ball for the game which Is to be played on the Marines’ base ball field at Quantlco, Va.. Sat urday, May 25. The other party in sists upon ths “soft ball”—an Indoor base ball—as more suited to the hands and muscles of both members of Congress and the press galleries. Hard Ball Is Shunned. Whether the “softies” are located In the congressional group or the press gallaries is disputed also. Neither side looks with favor on the designation. But both sides regard with some re luctance the hard base ball. The base ball game will be one of the main events of the outing which the newspaper men and members of Congress are to stage at Quantlco. Members of the National Press Club, of the press galleries at the Capitol, and of the staffs of the local news papers and their guests will board the steamer City of Wilmlrgton ’at 1 p.m., May 25 for the trip down the river. On arrival the newspaper men and the members of Congress, led by the Vice President and Speaker Byrns, will march behind the Navy Band to the Marine base ball field. The congressional team will be captained by Representative Tom McMillan of South Carolina, and Louis E. White will lead the scribes to battle. Nice Will Take Part. Gov. Nice of Maryland has ac cepted an Invitation to take part in the outing, and it is said the Gov ernors of three other States will also be on hand. A review of the Fleet Marine Force, 1,200 men strong, and an eir show and formation flying by the Marine aviators will follow the base ball game. Three boxing bouts will be staged by the Marines for the visitors. After dinner the whole party will board the steamer for Washington. Tickets for the outing may be obtained at the National Press Club. M. 0. F. W SELECTS MAJ. BETTELHEIM Washingtonian Elected Treas urer General at Convention in Atlantic City. Bpecial Dispatch to The Star. ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. May 11.— Maj. Edwin S. Bettelhelm, jr., of District of Columbia was elected treasurer general of the Military Order of Foreign Wars at the triennial convention held here today. Other national officers elected include Col. Pelham S. Bissell of New York, com mander general; Col. Phillip Schuyler of Boston, senior vice commander gen eral; Mai. John W. Morgan of New York, Junior vice commander gen eral; Maj. Edwin B. Townes of New York, secretary general; Maj. P. H. Henly of Quebec, deputy treasurer general; Col. William Innes Forbes of Philadelphia, registrar general; Col. Alonzo R. Williams of Providence, Judge advocate general. The Washington delegation in cluded Maj. Russell P. Freeman, Maj. Paul J. McGahan, Comdr. George B. Trible, Lieut. Frank M. Eliot, Lieut. Francis X. Callahan and Maj. Bettei heim. The District of Columbia was the runner-up for the next national convention and was sure of getting it on the following year. CHICAGOAN SEEKING ROSS CLAIM FUNDS Asks Financial Aid in Proving He Is Victim of Unsolved Kidnaping in 1874. ' By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, May 11.—If Gustav Blair can get some money together— and he’ll consider all offers—he says he is going to Philadelphia and prove he is the missing Charlie Ross, the child whose kidnaping July 1, 1874, has never been solved. Interviewed while painting his house in suburban Riverdale, Blair said he has 12 affidavits to prove and countless witnesses to testify that he is Charlie Ross. His story is that he was brought to Compton, 111., 80 miles west of Chi cago. by the last surviving member of the kidnap gang and reared as a member of the family of Rienar Mil ler, deceased. Hfe assumed the name Gustav Blair, he said. “In 1908 Miller told me, in order to keep me from testifying In a law suit in which he was involved,” Blair said, “that a man named John Hawk brought me to him from Philadel phia. He said he killed Hawk when Hawk tried to dispose of me. Miller signed an affidavit that I am Charlie Ross." HOT-WATER HEAT Any Nationally adverttoed h e a ting system com pletely installed in six rooms as low as You Can Enjoy a New Heating System At A Low c DAY At NO MONEY DOWN 3 YEARS TO PAY lit Payment in Oet. Without extra chart* Free Estimates at Your Convenience ECONOMY Company 906 10th St. N.W. Met. 2132 Seventh and Eye Streets House errmann 8433-35 Georgia Avenue Golden 50 Golden ears yUBILEE 'Under the Gold Dome Positively the Last Week of the Sale! This big 50th Anniversary Sale ends with this week. You've got just 6 days more to take advantage of the phenomenal bar gains that compose the Golden Opportunities of half a century I We hope you have shared in this event—for it is not only a money saving time but a value-giving time extraordinary. Come, everybody—you new-comers to Washington. This Anniversary Sale will give you a wonderful introduction to this store—its merchandise and its methods. Old residents know all about us—and what a “sale” means when we hold one. And the June Brides—what an opportunity it offers them to furnish their new homes. So we say again—COME, EVERYBODY! Saturday Is Your Last Chance to Get a Golden JubUee Premium Coupon! Remember, that with every purchase you make during the Golden Jubilee Anni versary Sale you will receive a Golden Jubilee Premium Coupon—issued for 10% of the amount of your purchase, re deemable in mer chandise. You may select the merchan dise at any time— now or up to Decem ber 31, 1935—but the purchase for which the Premium Coupon will be issued must be made during the Golden Jubilee Anniversary Sale. No. Purchase Record. Golden Jubilee Premium Coupon when preeented By . entitles him or her te select as an absolute Golden Jubilee rift any thlnr* in this store to the value of $.... This premium coupon may bo redeemed during the Anni versary Sale, or at any time op to December a 1st. 193A. It Is due him or her through participation in our Golden Jubilee Anniversary Salt, and in accordance with our Anniversary offer. It Is euual In value to 10% of his or her purchases in that sale.* It will not be considered as a dis count bat entirely us a premium in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee. Not tnmsferrable and not valid unless signed. HOUSE A HERRMANN. Seventh at Eye Street. (Signed) . •Front pats Shopping Nsws turns and Electric Bctrtserstori excepted No Coupons Issued After Saturday Night! 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Pieces may be bought separately. 4-Piece Bedroom Suite A truly charming design—and a suite that is intrinsically worth much more than the Golden Jubilee Sale *73 Furniture of Merit, Character and Quality. Pieces may be bought separately 4-Piece Modern Suite One of the best of the newest modern types. Panels of matched burl veneers, with pencil-stripe veneers, and . large, round plate glass mirrors. “Furni- $1 i Q ture of Merit” construction. A A >7 Pieces may be bought separately Ten-piece Dining Suite ‘129 Of the Colonial period—with the popular-type table; roomy china closet. Server is included but not pictured. Attractive, comfortable, wide-seat chairs. It’s a beau tiful suite. Piecet may be bought teparately Maple Living Room Suite Three pieces, in that soft, mellow maple finish; with the upholstery in bright fabrics. Spring seat cush ions with reversible spring filled back cushions. Maple Bedroom Suite Four charming pieces of effective design and splendid construction throughout. Will fit into any home most effectively. w ^ Folding Baby Carriage The beach cart type with three bow hood and foot brake. Choice of three finishes—green, .50 blue or brown. ^ Club Chair Deep, low slung seat, which means perfect comfort. Strong construe-' tion with deep coil springs, in suring long service. Reversible spring filled cushions; $14-50 tapestry upholstery. A v Chair and Ottoman Luxuriously comfortable lounge chair with an ottoman to match. Upholstered in smart tapestry or plain fabrics. Full spring con struction on interlaced $0 *7.50 webbing. Knee Hole Desk Every home has need for this type of desk. Flat top, 40 inches wide, made of hardwood with veneered top; walnut, or mahogany 'l .50 finish . Winthrop Secretary The Gov. Winthrop model—with practical desk, three drawers in base and spacious bookcase above. 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