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Britain Turns to America
in Search for Bar to
Special Dispatch to The Star.
LONDON, July 13.—It is natural
that In the desperate search for a for
eign policy that will check the present
helpless drift to catastrophe the mind
of this country should turn across the
Atlantic as ask: "Can Anglo-Ameri
can co-operation do nothing to throw
up a breakwater for peace?”
No one doubts the sincerity of the
British government’s efforts in Eu
rope to avert disaster. If that sin
cerity were doubted the government
could not exist a week, for as the ex
traordinary ballot organized by Lord
Cecil and the League of Nations Union
shows, the cause of peace has become
the paramount obsession of the public
mind. More than 11,000,000 vot?s of
electors were cast, and of these some
thing like 97 per cent declared for the
policy of collective peace under the
sanctions and authority of the League
of Nations.
Results Pitiably Poor.
But the government's attempts to
five effect to this emotion have had
pitiably poor results. Its naval pact
with Germany has aroused the gravest
suspicions in France, and Mr. Eden’s
mission to Mussolini has resulted in
a snub, the directness of which Mr.
Eden did not conceal from the House
of Commons. He was made to under
stand that nothing short of a pro
tectorate of Abyssinia will divert II
Duce from the great adventure on
Which he has embarked. Then the
problem became whether the ma
chinery of the League of Nations would
be set in motion or whether, as in the
case of Japan, the League would take
the blow lying down. If it does, the
curtain will for all practical purposes
descend on the stage of Geneva. The
prestige of the League has suffered
too much already to survive another
flagrant outrage.
It is in these circumstances that
public opinion is turning, a little for
lornly, in other directions for a gleam
of hope. If the reconstruction of Eu
ropean civilization is at present im
possible. why. it is asked, should we
not look to Anglo-American co-opera
tion as the first step toward the ulti
mate ideal of a “world state?”
Schuster Presses for Action.
Among those who are pressing for
action in this direction is Sir George
Schuster, who after controlling the
finances of the Sudan has been India’s
chancellor of the exchequer, and has
now returned to England. The essen
tial character of the British nations,
he said in a speech in London the
other day, is that “they still maintain
and believe in representative democ
racy, and have found a means of work
ing that form of government effective
ly.” All other nations have failed,
with one exception.
“There is,” he said, "one other great
area of homogeneous government com
parable in importance with the Brit
ish area where the ideas of repre
sentative democracy and liberty for
the individual still flourish—the
United States of America—and which
is for that reason equally a great
force for peace in the world. The
powers of the British group for peace
cannot be fully effective in world
politics unless, as well as working in
harmony within itself, that group is
working in harmony with the great
American Nation.”
U. S. Initiative Doubted.
And broadcasting an evening later,
Sir Frederick Whyte, who has been
in turn president of the Legislature
In India and financial adviser to
China, expressed the view that if the
United States and the British Com
monwealth of Nations together exer
cised all their powers to outlaw war
in accordance with the conditions of
the Kellogg pact, they had sufficient
moral, material and financial strength
to make their action effective. But
Sir Frederick, unlike Sir George, en
tertains little hope that America in
its present mood will be disposed to
take any active initiative. It has
reverted to the doctrine of isolation
and the more Europe sinks into chaos
the less disposed will it be to get en
tangled in its quarrels again.
Lord Beaverbrook acclaims the
Schuster idea and insists that Britain,
like the United States, should cut
itself adrift from the continent of
Europe and build up a structure of
the English-speaking peoples. But he
is a voice—journalistically, many
voices—crying in the wilderness, for
the public, unlike the artless mission
ary of empire, cannot ignore the facts
of geography and Britain’s inescapa
ble concern in the affairs of Europe.
The Isle of Wight might as well talk
of isolating itself from England as
Britain of isolating itself from Eu
The only available instrument of
a collective policy in Europe is the
League. If that breaks finally, then
we shall be driven back to the deadly
system of the balance of power with
its competitive armaments and its
inevitable catastrophe. The immediate
issue is in the hands of Mussolini and
no one here entertains hope of rea
son or statesmanship prevailing in
that quarter.
(Copyright. 1935.)
5.000 Battling for Estate Set
Back by Ruling Widow In
herited Whole Sum.
By the Associated Press.
Orphans’ Court today gave another
setback to the professed heirs of the
late Walter Garrett, millionaire snuff
manufacturer, in upholding a previous
ruling that his widow inherited his
fortune outright.
The husband’s heirs sought to prove
that Henrietta E. Garrett, the widow,
was merely a "life tenant” and that
upon her death the $17,000,000 fortune
would revert to his next kin. They
were opposed by persons claiming to
be the widow's heirs.
The Garrett fortune, in dispute be
tween these two sets of claimants, was
about $6,003,000 when Garrett died in
1895. It nearly trebled before Mrs.
Garrett died in 1930. She left a note
bequeathing only about $62,000. They
had no children and an estimated
5.000 persons, asserting kidship, claim
part of the fortune.
Travel 13,000 Miles.
Several youths are traveling 13,000
miles from New Zealand to London to
join the Royal Air Force.
Cost Low for Children's Pool
Will You Be One of Those to Give These Youngsters a
Place to Swim?
These children were resorting to the bath tub yesterday to cool off In the absence of swimming pool
facilities for their area of the city. The Star is sponsoring a $750 fund to open a pool for their use.
—Star Staff Photo.
Less than 9 cents a day per child
will reopen the Y. W. C. A. pool at 614
E street so as to provide much
needed swimming facilities free of
charge to 1,500 children of Wash
ington's downtown area this Summer.
By this small investment—totaling
$750 for a period of four months—
the city will afford underprivileged
boys and girls with healthful recrea
tion that will make for better citi
zenship and a reduction in juvenile
delinquency, authorities declare.
Seven hundred and fifty dollars
can be turned into 9.000 swims—a
swim for each of 75 children daily
for 120 days.
Cold statistics, perhaps, but what
a whale of a difference a few cents
makes in the lives of some 1,500
children in the alleys and flats of
downtown Washington between the
Mall, North Capitol street and Elev
enth and O streets. There is no place
in the neighborhood to swim. For
some there is no place to bathe. Streets
teem with children dangerously seek
ing hot-weather recreation.
A movement has been started to
raise $750 to reopen the long - dry
“Y” pool. The Star is accepting
contributions and will give $100. The
House Leaders See Quick
Passage of Measure to
Bar Money Cases.
By the Associated Press.
House leaders arranged yesterday to
bring up Thursday a bill to bulwark
the administration's monetary pro
gram by banning gold clause suits.
The legislation, requested by Presi
dent Roosevelt, is expected to go
through with little trouble in one day.
Chairman Steagall, Democrat, of
Alabama, of the Banking Committee
said he might not even ask for a
special rule and that two hours’ de
bate might be enough.
The Senate Banking Committee
meanwhile planned to ask Secreatry
Morgenthau tomorrow whether the
legislation would injure Government
All Suits Seen Covered.
While designed primarily to remove
the right to sue the Government in
gold clause security cases as a result
of dollar devaluation, the resolution is
so worded as to withdraw the right
of suits in all instances involving
Government obligations and currency.
That was one feature which Repub
licans prepared to attack.
In a minority report on the resolu
tion, seven members of the Banking
Committee asserted:
"We oppose this bill, first, because
it is repugnant to all ideas of gov
ernmental honor and credit * * *;
second, because its scope is much
broader than is required to prevent
claims for damages arising out of
gold confiscation and dollar devalua
Speculative Action Hit.
But Steagall, in a majority report,
recommended the measure as intend
ed to “take away the speculative
chances" of “unjustified enrichment”
of any one who might collect more
than the dollar face value of bonds
containing a promise to pay in gold
on demand.
He said, too. the measure “carries
to its logical conclusion the consti
tutional power of the Congtess to
regulate the value of money and its
declared policy of requiring that all
kinds of currency shall be legal ten
der for all purposes, including pay
ment of Government obligations, with
no distinction as to value.”
A. E. E. Veterans Name Van
Doren Head, Choose Washington
for 1936 Conclave.
By the Associated Prese.
CINCINNATI, July 13—Veterans
of the 2d Division, A. E. F. Associ
ation. concluding their convention
today, elected Maj. Lucien van Doren
of Washington as president and
chose the Nation's Capital as their
1936 meeting place.
Maj. Prank Masop, New York, was
elected first vice president; Capt. P.
Israel. Washington, secretary; Arthur
Counihan, Washington, assistant
secretary: W. Sykes, Pittsburgh, pub
licity officer, and Thomas Mason,
Washington, national sergeant at
Dedication of a 2d Division me
morial will be a feature of the 1036
Washington meeting, Van Doren an
Central Neighborhood Council of the
Council of Social Agencies is spon
soring the campaign.
Social workers recalled that the an
nual cost to local taxpayers of main
taining a boy in reform school ap
proximates $750. or about $2 a day.
They believe reopening of the pool at
a cost per child of less than 9 cents
a day would obviate much of the ex
pense of juvenile crime.
The outlet for youthful energy
which would be supplied by an ac
cessible “swimmin’ hole” can be
counted upon to keep a lot of chil
dren out of a lot of trouble, juvenile
authorities said.
Crime conditions in the central area,
which it was believed increased recrea
tional facilities such as a swimming
pool will alleviate, are illustrated
graphically by the fact that 25 per
cent of all prisoners in the District
Jail and 24 per cent of all prisoners
in the District Work House come from
this section. Fourteen pool and billiard
halls, "of the worst type,” according
to social workers, operate in the cen
tral area.
The lost cost estimate on pool opera
tion was provided by Miss M. Edith
More Contributors
to Calhoun Fund
The Star acknowledges receipt of
the following contributions for the
family of Sterling Calhoun:
Previously reported_$313.60
Mount Airy Baptist Church_ 6.11
E. W. P.___ 2.00
Mary and Ellen_ 4.00
Anonymous _ .30
Anonymous __ 2.00
W. A B- l.oo
E. W. P_ 1 oo
Employes of Murphys 5 & lo
Cent Store lunch room_ 11.80
P. G. Martin__ 1 00
A1 Grupe_ 1 .oo
Cash - 1.00
H M. Gunderson_ l.oo
S M S_ 1 oo
L. S. Rowe- 5.00
J L- i nn
Cash _ l.oo
C M. Leckey_ 1 00
Anonvmous __ 1 oo
No m- i .no
Anonymous _ 1 oo
Miss K L J_ _ i oo
Emily and Teddy Haas_ 1 oo
G B. -- 7 nn
William B Wells_ 10 oo
Employes of Hub Furniture Co_ 13.70
Total -$385*71
(Continued From First Page !
some days before he lost his life in a
futile effort to save Richard and Mary
Kerns from drowning at Buzzards
Point. The money sent for relief of
the family should take care of its
needs for a considerable period. In
the meantime an inquiry was begun to
determine if the widow is eligible to
receive a mother’s pension under Dis
trict laws. This would care for her
family until the children become of
Public Aid Obviated.
The voluntary contributions of sym
pathizers have obviated for the time
being, at least, action looking toward
provision of relief with public funds
administered by the Public Assistance j
Division of the Board of Public
Funeral services for the Kerns chil
dren were held yesterday at Cham
bers’ branch chapel, on Eleventh street
southeast. Interment was in Cedar
Hill Cemetery.
Services for Calhoun will be con- j
ducted at 2 p.m. in the Friendship
Baptist Church, First and H streets
southwest, by Elder Guy Wills, pastor
of the Bethlehem Church of God. i
Interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery.
Coulson, secretary of the Central
Neighborhood Council, who said the
requested $750 not only would make
swimming facilities available for three
to four months, but would furnish each
child with a shower, soap, towel,
health inspection, lifeguard attention
and swimming instruction. Bathing
suits will be provided girls, who will
swim at different times than boys.
Miss Coulson proposes that the pool
serve 75 children daily. They will go
in groups of 25, accompainied by a
supervisor from the Salvation Army,
Boys’ Club, Christ Child Society or
other welfare agency. The tank can
be opened as soon as the money is
raised, Miss Coulson said.
Enthusiastically backing the pro
posal, Charles Fyfe, director of the
Boys’ Club of Washington. 230 C
street, said swimming facilities in the
central area "are the greatest exist
ing need in Washington from a health
and decency standpoint.”
Mr. Fyfe viewed the idea from an
other angle—that of athletic achieve
"With proper swimming instruction
for Washington youngsters, we can
look forward to developing a national
champion,” he said.
<Continued From First Page.)
Administration and for new projects
now being planned.
The 11 regions, the States in each,
and the allocations:
Region 1. Connecticut, Maine,
Maryland. Massachusetts. New Hamp
shire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsyl
vania. Rhode Island, Vermont and
Delaware. $6,918,090.
Region 2. Michigan. Minnesota vid
Wisconsin. $9,347,540.
Region 3 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Missouri and Ohio, $9,337,089.
$11,434,600 in Region 4.
Region 4. Kentucky, North Caro
lina. Tennessee, Virginia and West
Virginia, $ll,a24,600.
Region 5. Alabama, Florida. Georgia
and South Carolina, $10,479,681.
Region 6. Arkansas, Louisiana and
Mississippi. $8,083,018.
Region 7. Kansas, Nebraska, North
Dakota and South Dakota, $10,774,330.
Region 8. Idaho, Oregon and Wash
ington, $4,526,570.
Region 9. Arizona. California, Ne
vada. New Mexico and Utah, $10,
Region 10. Oklahoma and Texas,
Region 11. Colorado, Montana and
Wyoming, $5,461,695.
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Hoover Sees Need if Bureau Is
to Be Given Investigation
of Lobbyists.
By the Associated Press.
BALTIMORE, July 13.—J. Edgar
Hoover, director of the Federal Bu
reau of Investigation, said today he
felt Congress should provide further
appropriations for the department If
additional functions, such as the pro
posed investigation of lobbyists, are
to be given the bureau.
Hoover, who came to Baltimore
for a base ball game between the
Baltimore police force and the Fed
eral men. said that 9.000 of the
15,000 cases now on their dockets
are untouched “because of insufficient
personnel due to inadequate appro
He added, however, that no matter
what duties are placed on his force,
they will not affect continued work
of the agents against the "gangster
and racketeer element.”
22,000 Tagless Must Be Licensed
by July 31 or Face Pound.
Nearly 20,000 of Washington's dog
population do not have tags for the
new fiscal year and the pound master
will be on their trail after July 31.
This warning came yesterday from
Chatham Towers, collector of taxes.
He announced that the tags are ready
and waiting for purchase at $2 each.
The tax must be paid for all dogs, he
To date only some 2,500 tags have
been purchased and Towers estimates
there are 22,000 dogs In all.
Edwin T. McKnight Was For
merly President of Massa
chusetts Senate.
By the Associated Press.
MEDFORD, Mass., July 13.—Edwin
T. McKnight. former Dresident of the
Massachusetts Sena'e, who was re
leased from prison last. Wednesday by
Gov. James M. Curley after serving
part of a term as a “common and
notorious thief,” died at his home to
night. He was 66.
McKnight, sentenced to State prison
on charges growing out of the collapse
of the Medford Trust Co., of which he
was former president, had been in a
semi-coma since he was given a sur
prise pardon by the Governor. Rel
atives said he did not appear to know
he had been given freedom.
He had served 53 days of a four to
five year term. The pardon was
granted because of hit physical con
dition. Death was ascribed to angina
pectoris and diabetes.
Takes 230 Words a Minute.
Miss Emily Smith has won the
shorthand record of Scotland by tak
ing 230 words a minute at Glasgow.

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Neo-Classic Type Dining Suite—52-inch buffet,
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