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Foundation and Schools to
Share in Sequests by
, Specialist’s Will.
Dr. William Holland Wilmer, world,
famous eye specialist, who died March
12. left an estate valued at 1292,667, it
was revealed today when his will waa
admitted to probate in District Su
preme Court. His widow, Mrs. Re
Lewis Wilmer. and his three children
are the principal beneficiaries.
Among numerous specific bequests
were $5,000 to the Protestant Episcopal
Cathedral Foundation, and $1,000 each
to the University of Virginia Medical
School, the Georgetown University
Medical School and the Episcopal Eye.
Ear and Throat Hospital.
The collection of rare old medical
books and of old eyeglasses, spec
tacles and other apparatus of his
torical interest, which Dr. Wilmer ac
cumulated over many years, were left
to the Wilmer Opthalmological In
stitute of Johns Hopkins University,
with the proviso that they be kept in
fireproof, locked display cases.
Dr. Wilmer also left his modern
medical books to the institute which
bears his name, providing, however,!
that his friend, Dr. Benjamin Rones,
should have the privilege of selecting
what volumes he wishes.
Bequests of $1,000 were provided for
each of his children, Richard Hooker
Wilmer. 1815 Twenty-fourth street:
Mrs. Rebekah Wilmer Sard, 1717
Nineteenth street, and William Hol
land Wilmer, 2d., of New York City.
The children, together with Dr. Wil
mers grandson, Richard H. Wilmer,
3d. and his daughter-in-law. Mrs.
Prances Arant Wilmer, also will re
ceive the bulk of the estate after the
death of his widow.
Sums varying from $100 to $500
were left to the grandson, William
Henson, and Miss Elizabeth B. Kerr,
Ben Jones, Cora Hubbard, Katie
Banks. Willey Brown and Wyman
Williams, employes.
Mrs. Wilmer. who was represented
by Attorney Benjamin Minor, was ap
pointed executrix of the estate.
Charles M. Hay to Speak at Fri
day Banquet of William and
Mary Alumni.
Charles M. Hay. special assistant
to the Attorney General, will speak
on "The New Deal's Challenge to
College Men” at a banquet of the
William and Mary Alumni Club of
Washington next Friday, 7:30 p.m.,
at the University Club.
Before coming to Washington. Hay
was active in politics in Missouri and
ran for the United States Senate.
He will be introduced by Judge Ed
ward C. Johnson of the Securities
and Exchange Commission, who is
president of the club. Judge Johnson
returned a few months ago from
American Samoa, where he served as
chief justice.
Dr. John Stewart Bryan, president
of William and Mary College, also
Is expected to address the club. Among
others invited to be special guests
at the banquet are: Senators Harry
F Byrd and Carter Glass of Vir
ginia. former Gov. John Garland Pol
lard of Virginia and Assistant Attorney
General Harry W. Blair.
More than 50 members and guests
Of the club are expected to attend
the banquet. Judge Johnson will be
(Continued From First Page.)
bill Some 20 delegates discussed the
subject pro and con, several of them
Insisting that the Sisson bill be treated
In a separate report from that dealing
With other legislation.
Sullivan reviewed the activities of
his committee before the committees
of Congress and was joined by Harry
N. Stull, chairman of the federation’s j
Education Committee, who asserted
that Congress "is our only source of j
relief in view of the attitude of the I
achool board. Stull also charged that
witnesses against the Sisson bill were
hooted and hissed when they appeared
before the Kennedy subcommittee.
Sullivan also charged that the news- !
papers had been unfair in saying he
had been accused of having a grudge
against the school board after fail
ing to sell a piece of property for a
client and then failing to say he had
been absolved of any blame by Henry
I. Quinn, a board member.
Quinn joined Wender in supporting
the indorsement of the repealer, in
answer to an argument that to men
tion communism is dangerous because
the gestures or expression of the
teacher may give unwarranted sig
nificance to the words they use, he
“Why not put in motion picture
machines, spotters, peep-holes and
recording machines to be sure no
teacher is violating her oath. We
are discussing absurdities.
District an Exception.
"No place but in the District has
any such ban been placed on teachers.
No State has any such thing sad
dled on them. Legislators are afraid
to try any such restrictions where
teachers have a right to vote.”
Later he asserted that “the kids
are laughing up their sleeves at us.
They are beginning to think we are
a bunch of nit-wits.”
James G. Yaden, former federation
president, supported the Sullivan re
- =• i
port, but expressed regret that the
character education experiment had
become a political foot ball in the
agitation of the subject.
“The chief sufferers of this agita
tion, however, are the children," he
Yaden defended the character edu
cation experiment and paid a tribute
to the ability and patriotism of Miss
Bertie Backus, assistant superin
tendent in charge of the expriment.
Sullivan pointed out that the whole
red rider fight had been started when
Yaden offered a resolution which had
been amended by Jesse C. Suter to
prevent the "advocating" of com
munism. He paused and indicated
Suter when he read the statement.
"That was entirely different from
your monkey business,” Suter put in.
At the outset Suter attempted to
block consideration of the report.
Then a motion to table it was de
feated by a vote of 36 to 18
There followed a series of heated
exchanges between members. Quinn
read a part of Sullivan's testimony
and challenged his right to speak
for the red rider as the representative
of the federation. He was also
charged with failing to report back
several resolutions from member or
ganizations supporting the Sisson bill.
Denies Hearing Fair.
Later when Sullivan asserted that
Dr. Frank W. Ballou, superintendent
of schools, had been given “a fair
hearing,” Quinn shouted:
"I challenge any 10 members of this
federation to read this report of the
hearings and say it was a fair hear
ing. If you will do that, I promise
you I'll never open my mouth again
on the subject of communism.”
When a vote finally was forced on
the Wender substitute to indorse the
Sisson bill, a roll call of the delegates
also was forced and a call of the
member organizations was made when
the absence of a quorum was sug
gested. The substitute lost 34 to 19.
with four delegates not voting. With
38 organizations represented. Presi
dent Thomas E. Lodge declared It a
The same tactics were followed on
the Sullivan report, whfch passed 36
to 16. When Wender changed his
vote from no to yes for the purpose
of moving reconsideration, Stull beat
him to it and Yaden moved to table
the motion to reconsider. It carried
by a viva voce vote, and while several
delegates were on their feet shouting
at the chair, a motion to adjourn was
put and passed with the entire dele
gation in confusion.
Earlier the federation voted to
oppose the Public Utilities Commis
sion's plan to permit from 50 to 60
per cent of the seating capacity of
Capital Transit Co. busses to be car
ried as standing passengers after all
seats are filled.
William McK. Clayton moved to
limit the number of standing passen
gers to five persons per bus. regard
less of the seating capacity of the
vehicle. An attempt to fix the limit
at 25 per cent of the seating ca
pacity was defeated and Clayton was
instructed to present the demand for
a limit of five "standees" to the com
Bamboo Paper Pulp Planned.
Paper pulp may be manufactured
from bamboo in the Philippines.
Discount Rate Raised to 5%
as Franc Faces Inter
national Fire.
*?! the Associated Press.
PARIS. March 28 —With the French
franc and other gold currencies under
international financial fire, the Bank
of France acted today to protect Us
gold supply.
The bank regents. In extraordinary
session, raised the discount rate to
5 per cent from 3’; per cent, the
first increase since last November 23.
Uneasiness over the German situa- J
tion and fears the French government
might decide on inflation of the franc I
were regarded as contributory causes
to the raise.
Investors and speculators were dis
posing of their francs in great quanti
ties in the world's foreign exchange
markets. They were selling their
francs and buying United States dol
lars and British pounds.
United States dollars, apparently,
were the preferred medium of rein
vestment, for the dollar quotation
gained \ cent to the pound in the
London foreign exchange market, while
both pounds and dollars advanced in
relation to the franc. Despite the
manipulations of the official exchange
control fund on the London market,
the franc fell off from 75.03 to 75.04
to the pound.
The action of the bank regents was
most unusual, inasmuch as any
change in the bank rate ordinarily
is announced on Thursdays and the
regents rarely assemble on Saturdays.
They decided to increase not only
the discount rate, but to maice a simi
lar increase in the rates for 30-day
loans and to increase the rate for
loans on stocks from 5 to 6 per cent.
The prices on rentes, government
securities, slipped slightly throughout
the short day’s trading, but it was
believed the bank action would bol
ster up the market over the week end.
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Ingres Masterpiece Sold
Announcement was made yesterday of the sale for an un
named sum. said to be in the neighborhood of $200,000, of the
famous Ingres portrait. “Madame Moitessierby Jacques
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Mrs. Lucille McMillin Is Pan
Hellenic Speaker at An
nual Luncheon.
Women today enjoy greater equality
of opportunity In Oovernment service
than ever before, Mre. Lucille Poster
McMillan, member of the Civil Serv
ice Commission, said in an address
yesterday at the annual luncheon of
the Pan-Hellenic Aasoclatlon at the
Mayflower Hotel.
Pointing to the strides that have
been made since 1854, when the ap
pointment of Clara Barton to a clerk
ship in the Patent Office was greeted
with eyebrow lifting. Mrs. McMillan
declared that "women eliglbles are
now found on almost all professional
and scientific registers maintained by
the Civil Service Commission,”
“With the broadening of women's
activities,” she continued, "there are
now found in the service women
chemists, physicists, doctors and den
tists. economic analysts, lawyers ex
amining claims, and in addition nu
merous women engaged in those fields
in which they have been experts for
long periods of time, such as in library
and educational work. Equally Im
pressive is the fact that a much larger
percentage of women are receiving
salaries in the higher brackets.”
Mrs. McMillan ascribed the changed
status of women in part to the suf
frage amendment, saying that con
trary to popular belief the World
War did not mark their immediate ad
vancement to better-paying positions,
although appointment In large num
bers did pave the way for later prog
The speaker emphasized that "wom
en almost always realize that they
must perform outstanding service in
justice to themselves and women to
follow, because as relative newcomers
in the field they are watched closely.”
"Radio Joe” Selects Seven to
Work With Him in Cam
paign This Year.
Joseph D. (Radio Joe) Kaufman
has been reappointed chairman of
the Community Chest Publicity Unit,
Coleman Jennings, campaign chair
man, announced yesterday.
Mr. Kaufman selected the follow
ing to work with him this year: Her
luf Prcrvensen, chairman of the Com
mittee on Radio; T. Carlisle Crump,
chairman of the Committee on Spe
cial Features: Harry Lyles, display
advertising; H. Donald Sonnemann,
trindow exhibits; John Shoemaker,
outdoor advertising: Robert Dougan,
transportation advertising, and W. W.
Wheeler, unit vice chairman.
Mechanical Engineers to Hear
Charles A. McCune April 9.
Charles A. McCune, secretary of the
Magnaflux Corp , and former president
of the American Welding Society, will
give an illustrated lecture on "Finding
Defects Magnetically" at a meeting of
the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers on April 9. The meeting
will be held in the auditorium of the
Potomac Electric Power Co.
Prior to the meeting, McCune will
be feted at an informal dinner at 6:30
p.m. at the Raleigh Hotel. Maurice
E. Weschler is in charge of arrange
Chief of the United States
Secret Service, was showered
with congratulations yester
day on the occasion of his
72nd birthday anniversary,
which he observed by work
ing as usual from 8:30 a.m,
until after the rest of his
staff went home. President
Roosevelt twice has extended
Moran’s term of office beyond
the retirement age. Silver
haired, Moran looks as young
and seems as vigorous, to his
associates as he did more
than a decade ago. His staff
Sresented him with a huge
ouquet of birthday flowers.
—Harris-Ewing Photo.
Joy-Rides in Locomotive.
SPOKANE. Wash. </P).—George
Rogers, an Indian who said he was
from Minnesota, was sentenced to 30
days for trying to take a locomotive
for a Joy-ride. Knocked from the cab
by a fireman, he climbed into another
and had it going when an officer over
powered him.
93 Courses in 19 Depart
ments Announced in Cata
logue Just Issued.
A wide field of courses for Summei
study will be offered this year at th<
George Washington University Sum
mer sessions. The curriculum hat
been considerably enlarged to meel
Increased demands.
The catalogue just issued announce!
a full program of academic and pro
fessional courses, and. in addition, spe
cial curricula in the social science!
and education.
9S Courses Offered.
There will be 93 courses in 19 de
partments of instruction. Fifty mem
bers of the resident faculty will con
duct classes.
Nine-week courses will run fron
June 15 to August 15 and six-weel
courses from July 6 to August 15. Th<
Summer session of the Law School 1;
divided into two terms, the first frorr
June 15 to July 29 and the seconc
from July 30 to September 12.
Registration days will be as fol
lews: For the nine-week courses and
the first term in the Law School June
15; for the six-week courses. July 8,
for the second term in the Law School,
July 28-29.
Special Period for Students.
For the convenience of students
enrolled in the university during the
regular session who Intend to pursue
Summer study a special pre-registra
tion period has been set aside, from
May 18 to May 28, in order that these
students may complete registration In
advance of the more crowded regular
registration days.
The sessions are under the direc
tion of Dean Robert W. Bolwell.
Industrial Job* Fewer.
Industrial employment In Germany
Is lower than a year ago.
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HAVANA, March 28 The Cu
ban army moved out of Havana Uni
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year of occupation. Soldier* *eized
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they found arms, ammunition and
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