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TO END SESSIONS Past Work, Future Pros pects Discussed—Trus tees Are Elected. Business sessions, a White House reception and a banquet tonight will bring to a close the annual convention of the American Federation of Arts, which has been in session at the May flower Hotel since Wednesday. The past year's work and future prospects of the federation were re ported on at the morning session by Philip N. Youtz, a director. The following trustees were elected: To serve one year—C. Law Watkins of Washington. To serve two years—Grenville, Win throp and Gifford Beal, both of New York. To serve three years—Roberts Woods Bliss and George F. Zook of Washing ton, Morse A. Cartwright, Florence N. Levy and Olive M. Lyford. all of New York: Henri Marseau, Philadel phia, and Alfred Schoellkoff of Buf falo. N. Y. Last night’s program was featured by discussions of the handicrafts. Among the speakers were Allen Eaton of the Russell Sage Foundation. Clementine Douglas, president of Southern Highlanders, Inc.: Jessie Doe. vice president of the League of New Hampshire Arts and Crafts, and Charles J. Connick. president of the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts. Lahey Cites Needs. Richard Lahey, head of the Cor eoran School of Art, told the con vention yesterday there is great need for a growth of genuine comprehen sion of art principles and for intel ligent appreciation of the work of masters. The process of attaining such an attitude already is under way, but the beginnings only indicate the extent of the need, he said. What will be the problems of future generations of artists in this country, and how they will meet them, depends largely, said Lahey. on the extension of the national ability to use and enjoy art to the fullest. Tea at White House. Mrs. Roosevelt was to entertain the convention delegates with a reception and tea at the White House at 5 p.m. today. A banquet will be held at 7 p.m. at the Mayflower Hotel, with Robert Woods Bliss presiding. Jonas Lie, presi dent of the National Academy of Design, will speak on "Roads to Rome.” A day when all buildings, whether warehouses or banks, will be monu ments to architectural aestheticism was foreseen by Francis P. Sullivan, Wash ington. chairman of the Committee on Public Works of the American Institute cf Architects, who spoke yesterday. “The Government's Index of Amer ican Design" was explained by Holger Cahill, director of the Federal art project, who said approximately 300 people were now employed on the work. r Japan (Continued From First Page.) Pei River, to Tientsin, and are build ing extensive new barracks and avia tion fields in Tientsin. Japan now has a total of 15,000 troops south of the Great Wall, 80.000 north of the Great Wall and several thousand at Kalgan, Dolonor and other points of inner Mongolia. Informed sources said all apparently were aimed either for ultimate occu pation of North China and Inner Mongolia or for a future war against Soviet Russia, which many believe in evitable. TROOPS REACH PEIPING. Japanese Secretive About Size of New Garrisons. By the Associated Press. PEIPING. May 15—The first de tachment of Japan's enlarged garri •on in Peiping arrived tonight. It was made up of 150 men and 30 horses. More men and mounts are expected tomorrow with further Increases pre dicted during the remainder of the month. The Japanese are observing strict est secrery as to the size of the new North China garrisons, but the ma jority of men probably will be housed In the new barracks at Tientsin. It was understood that a small de tachment has been ordered stationed at Tungchow, 15 miles east of Peip ing. This point is the headquarters of the so-called East Hopi autonom ous government. TOKIO ANNOUNCES MOVE. Strength of Garrison* Doubled—Am bassador Installed. By the Associated Press. TOKIO, May 15.—A war office com munique announced today the Japa nese Army garrisons in North China would be “increased by a certain num ber’’ with the effecting of regular an nual reliefs. The garrison forces, mo6t of them distributed between Peiping and Tien tsin, have numbered about 1,800 men recently, and authoritative sources said their strength would be virtually dou bled. At the same time, Shigeru Kawagoe, former consul general at Tientsin, was Installed as Japanese Ambassador to China In a ceremony at the palace in the presence of Emperor Hirohito. Kawagoe replaces Hachlro Arita, who was recalled from China to be come foreign minister In the new cab inet of Premier Koki Hlrota, formed after ihe February military uprising and assassinations. An army spokesman explained the “menace’’ of Chinese Communist armies in Shansi Province and nearby sectors and also the activities of anti Japanese elements made reinforce ments necessary. The movements of troops were fully within Japan's rights under the Boxer protocol, the spokesman asserted, and did not affect China's sovereignty In Its northern provinces. MAN HELD IN DEATH Thomas Johnson 8uccumba After Reported Quarrel. A supposed quarrel which a 38-year old Soldiers' Home inmate was said to have had with Thomas Johnson, 53, another inmate, before Johnson was found dead in the home grounds Tuesday, led police to hold the younger man today on a technical charge. He was under guard in GaUinger Hospital, where he was taken for treatment of diabetes after his arrest last night by Detective R. J. Jones, tenth precinct. Rexford G. Tugwell (right) talking with L. C. Gray, as sistant administrator, and Senator Glass, after the Undersecre tary of Agriculture testified yesterday before a Senate committee regarding his Resettlement Administration. —Underwood & Underwood Photo. i Relief (Continued Prom First Page.) a great deal of confusion of thought about R. A. For example, he said that agency was handling about 550, 000 relief families and keeping them oft the work relief rolls by small grants and loans In an effort to re habilitate them on their own farms. That work is going on. the President said, adding that this, as well as other phases of R. A. work, was cheaper than work relief. Another phase he said would be continued was the moving of persons from unprofitable farms to better land. Still another was the helping of families on their own farms or new farms with advice, because in a great many cases persons have not had the experience or education to make good. In the long run, the President said, all these angles of resettlement and rehabilitation were cheaper than w'ork relief. Another phase he mentioned was teaching men how to cultivate land and terrace it in erosion places, and teaching farm women how to can and otherwise run their part of a farm's activities. Figures Show Effectiveness, The President said figures showed this work had been effective and that between 100,000 and 200,000 persons had been taught in the last two years how to run their own show. The President added that rural and semi-rural settlements already started were bound to be carried through to completion, but he expressed doubt whether any new ones would be started. tie aaaea mat, not much more money would be spent for purchase of sub-marginal lands because so many options on lands had already been obtained. Mr. Roosevelt emphasized several times that it made no difference to whom the money was appropriated. He said he did not care who signs the check. He added that Hopkins probably would turn over the money needed for R. A. and P. W. A. projects, but in the last analysis the President would allocate the funds. Does Not Know Status. In response to another question the President said he did not know the status of the farm tenant aid legis lation, but, whatever the outcome, it would be tied in with resettlement without any duplication. The President said any new P. W. A. municipal projects carried out under the relief appropriation would provide no change from the existing practice of requiring a private con tractor to employ so many people from relief rolls. He said he regarded the work-relief appropriation as a pool out of whirl funds could be employed on R. A. P. W. A. and W. P. A. projects. H< added, however, that no loans woulc come out of the relief appropriation all the money going to employ reliei workers and for rehabilitation. Will Not Enter Argument. When Secretary Ickes was asked a his press conference yesterday whethei he would suggest that the Senate ear mark funds for his agency, emphasizec that he was not going to enter "any public argument with the President.” Meanwhile. Senator Hayden, Demo crat. of Arizona, introduced an amend ment to increase the deficiency bill bj $700,000,000. which would be turned over to P. W. A. Ickes said that if hi! agency were to be given $75,000,000 11 would become unnecessary to carry oul a proposed 25 per cent reduction In his administrative staff. A Senate bloc's effort to get new money for Tugwell's agency continued after the Resettlement Administrate! testified yesterday that the R. A would have to close up July I unless more money is allotted. Eight Senators from Agricultural States then indicated they would carry the issue to the White House if nec essary. Tugwell told reporters later hii agency had *102.000,000 April 15, bul I that it would “'fold up” unless Con I gress provided more by July 1, or un less President Roosevelt made an al lotment from last year's relief fund He added that if there were a halt ir funds, he did not believe any of his j projects would be left incomplete. MRS. SARAH WINGATE DIES AT AGE OF 78 Was Widow of Former Assistant Rector of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. Mrs. Sarah Ross Wingate. 78. widow of Rev. Charles James Wingate, for mer assistant rector of St. Margaret'; Episcopal Church, died yesterday aftei a long illness at her home, 3201 Adam; Mill road. Mrs. Wingate had lived here 3< years. Her husband died nearly 2( years ago. She is survived by tw< daughters. Miss Theodora Y. Wingati and Mrs. F. W. Kingman, both of thii city; three sons. Charles L. Wingat< of this city, Wilmer S. Wingate oi Chevy Chase, Md., and Edward G Wingate of Hawaii, where he is super intendent of national paries, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1C a m. tomorrow at the residence. Buria: will be private. •-• What an Isle. Because the rate of Interest in the Isle of Man is limited by law the island has no inheritance taxes, nc pawnbrokers and no moneylenders. GREW CUES CHINA SMUGGLING EVILS Ambassador Has Taken Up Trade* Situation With Tokio Authorities. BY CONSTANTINE BROWN. Ambassador Joseph Grew has taken up the question of wholesale smuggling of Japanese products Into China, to the detriment of the American ex porters. with the Tokio government. It was revealed by the State Department today. So far there has been no protest from the United States Government to Japan. Ambassador Grew has dis cussed the situation Informally while the American consuls and other authorities in China are gathering material for the information of the State Department. Whatever future action may be deemed necessary will be taken only after Secretary Hull has all the neces sary data on this subject. So far various reports have indicated clearly that under the protection of the Japanese government large consign ments of manufactured products are being sent to China through Hopei and Shanghai. Landed at Various Points. These products are landed In various parts of China under the protection of the Japanese authorities and pay no import duty. Thus it is known that Japanese manufactured automobile tires, which have to pay an import duty of about 27 per cent, are sent to that impor tant Chinese port on board Japanese gun boats and handed over to the Japanese distributors without pass ing the customs. The Japanese dis tributors find a ready market for their tires, which now are flooding Shanghai, since they can be sold so much cheaper than the American or the British manufacturers’ tires. The same thing applies to almost every other commodity which has a good market throughout the repub 1«j» In this manner the Japanese gov ernment has added another handicap to the foreign commercial Interests, besides the closing of the door of equal commercial opportunities In Manchuria. Jehol and parts of the northern provinces. Pressure on Contracts. Furthermore, reports from China indicate that the Japanese diplomats are exerting pressure on the Chinese 1 government to force it to cancel or ders placed with American firms. Thus it is reported that the order placed by a Chinese provincial gover nor with an American firm for a number of airplanes was canceled. Upon investigation by the representa tives of the American concern, the Chinese authorities confessed that the order had been canceled at the "pressing request" of the Japanese of ficials who had learned about the transaction. At the same time when Ambassador Grew discussed informally the mat ter with the Japanese foreign office, the British government instructed its ambassador at Tokio to ask explana tions about this government smug dim? ” Britain’s Interest Greatest The interest of the British in the | matter is still greater than ours. Great Britain has important loans ' in China, all guaranteed by revenue from customs. ! The fall in that revenue due to the importation of Japanese goods "duty free” is causing serious loss to the ; | British loan holders. It was pointed out today at the State Department that the British and the American governments act Independently at Tokio. There is, of course, an exchange of information between the two governments regard ing the steps they are taking, but for the time being at least, there is no question of a common action. LONDON PESSIMISTIC. By the Associated Press. LONDON, May 15—The British gave a pessimistic reception today to an offlcial notification that Japan in tends to increase her military forces In North China. It was authoritatively stated that Japan communicated this intention to Great Britain and other interested powers, including, it was understood, the United States, yesterday. The British government is under stood to be in contact with the United States and other interested powers over the possibility of Joint action in an effort to halt smuggling into North China. Consultations are proceeding fol lowing the failure of Individual repre sentatives to Japan from Great Britain and the United States to better the situation, it was disclosed. Japan disclaimed responsibility for the smuggling In a reply to the Brit ish representations. Britain has loans guaranteed In part by Chinese cus toms revenues, which are being dras tically lowered because of the smug gling. Prison Break (Continued From First Page ! resulted in the capture of Bill Ander son. 30, and Archie Herring, 25, both serving terms for robbery. Shouting "We've got our hands up!” the two convicts surrendered to four officers, who were walking ahead of the bloodhounds in the woods a half mile west of here. The men had been lying on the ground and jumped up as the officers, who had not seen them, approached. Two other convicts, Jess Cunning ham and Julius Bohannon, both life termers, were believed hiding in the nearby woods. Cunningham, Cope said, was so badly wounded his com panions were forced to carry him. Tells of Being Held Captive. Doaks, a 6-foot, black-haired cow boy, told of being held captive since Wednesday afternoon, soon after two dozen prisoners dashed from the peni tentiary brickyard with crude dirks. Doaks, who lives with his mother near McAlester, said he was "out hunting cows” when six convicts' forced him to direct their flight over j the countryside he had known 20 years. After an all-night ride, he said, they concealed themselves in thick woods, "near enough to the road so that we could see people traveling.” Two of the six deserted the others on a pre text of going to town for gasoline. "The convicts treated us as nice as could be expected under the cir cumstances,” Doaks said. “They didn't swear at us or mistreat us. but they were all very nervous during the ride. "This is the first time I have ever been in Antlers • * • I am starting home as soon as possible, as mother must be worried.” A posse led by Sheriff John Helm left Antlers early today for a spot nine miles north of here where Claude Beavers and Claud Pugh abandoned a car late yesterday after separating from the other four convict* who held the hostages. The other two convicts at large were A. C. McArthur and Claude Fugate, both sentenced to 25 years for robbery. The captives said Pugh and Beavers left to obtain some gasoline, taking with them the motor car they com mandeered outside the prison brick yard. It was this car from which the body of C. D. Powell, prison brick yard foreman, was thrown as the convicts careened madly through Mc Aiester after the break Beavers and Pugh did not return, and the car was found abandoned— tires blown out, fenders smashed, wrecked against a tree. Arabs (Continued From First Page.) to withhold a new Jewish immigration schedule until Arabs had negotiated with the Colonial office in London. The Council insisted on complete and unconditional stoppage of Jewish immigration, the agency said. New troop reinforcements arrived from Egypt and 2,400 British soldiers, completely mobilized, waited on the Trans-Jordan side of the Allenby Bridge for the order to enter Palestine. They had armored cars with them. Arabs cut telephone wires between Trans-Jordan and Palestine, the Jew ish Telegraphic Agency said, and bombed one of the main bridges in what was interpreted as an attempt to hinder military movements. The damage was quickly repaired. Barbed wire barricades were erected in Jaffa, which resembled an armed camp. Machine-gun nests were plant ed at strategic points. Twelve army tanks toured the Jewish colonies between Haifa and Zichron Jacob. Two passengers on trains were in jured slightly by stones thrown through the windows. The Italian consul general. Mariano de Angelis, today formally denied re ports published abroad which said Italians were financing Arab-Jew dis orders in Palestine in order to em barrass the British government. An attempt to fire the Customs House in Haifa was frustrated this morning by sailors and police, the Palcor Agency said. The agency reported also that 6,400 trees in the Balfour Forest, estab lished by the Jewish national fund, had been destroyed. The Arab newspaper, A1 Liwa, said the fight of Palestine Arabs is not against the 400,000 Jews in the Holy Land, but against 15,000,000 Jews throughout the world. INDIANS IN REGALIA NIEETROOSEVELT Tribesmen Here on Problem of Land Stage Dances for President. President Roosevelt, In the role of “the Greet White Father,'* received In the rear grounds of the White House yesterday afternoon about 30 Indians from the Navajo, Pueblo and Hopl tribes, who are in Washington in an endeavor to have some land problems with the Government Ironed out. The President, with Mrs. Roosevelt at his side, was seated in an open •miiiiiiiniiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii automobile preparatory to driving to Mount Vernon. With few exceptions the Indians wore regalia of their va« rlous ranks and tribes. The President was presented with a handmade blan ket and Mrs. Roosevelt was given a handmade silver ring with an emer ald setting. John Collier, commissioner of In dian affairs, Introduced each of the tribesmen. • The Indians then entertained the President with a buffalo dance and a brief version of the old-time Indian war dance. 25,000 TO TAKE TESTS Civil Service Examinations for C. C. C. Members. The Civilian Conservation Corps announced today that more than 25,000 of it* members would take civil service examinations May 16 in an effort to qualify for supervisory positions created • at President Roosevelt’s direction. Ill llllllllllllllllllll 11111111111111111IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIII •III *111.1^ The picture shores Kolchavteeuiah—whose name means “Robe of a Bear Hide”—in the rite of making a mystic sign as he holds the hand of President Roosevelt. He would not reveal the meaning of the Indian sign. The rite came as a surprise yesterday as the President was leaving the White House to motor to Mount Vernon after a visit from the Southwestern tribal leaders now in Washington. _ —A. P. Photo. RAINBOW I over Broadway I • Don’t miw'tfie'excTtij iing story o£ Jan [ Keats, a Kansas beau* rty who put on pant*, .got a job in a-Broad*] \way revue and knocked the town for' • starry-eyed loop. .She thought it would' [be fun—but it wasn’t funny when she fell !in love. “7 told them in the drug store this momin' thaff bet i/j you'went to .Vet/York you could get a job on the stage.' I bet there ain’t a better dancer on Broadway than you, I said." By ALMA SIOUX SCARBERRY Begins Monday, May 18 in He fikf A * ' | WHAT EVERY Woman KNOWS! | l = 3 3 = x — 3 3 3 3 = 3 3 | | 3 = 3 E 3 3 I .. _ | white buckskin with = | II . | A SHOE SEWN BY HAND IS | § WORTH TWO BY MACHINE . . J i The essentials of good shoemaking are like those of good I dressmaking. Women know that strength and care of hand-sewing is far superior to machine work. And men realize the inherent value because their Nettleton shoes § retain their good shape and quality for an amazingly long period. I 1 V | | | 3 3 Other Nettletons, $10 to $20 5 = | | F /TREET AT IOTH S H Exclusive Headquarters for Nettleton Shoes THE is comfort insurance in STRAWS and PANAMAS The Straws are perforated under the bands to allow extra VEN TILATION, while the Panamas have air-cooling In the tops as well as under the bands and through the leather. A COOL IDEA. P »»»'**„ DIFFERtNT » dffferint DIFFERENT Gabardine SUITS /or MEN in HERRINGBONE! in CHALK STRIPES *35 We can’t stress the different idea too strongly! By different we mean patterns in addition to the plain fabrics! You ought to see them I KUPPENHEIMER CORDED GABS BARNAI GABS Handstitched Edge $45 $50 UAOi / of 1325 F Street . Baseball scores by innings 3:45 and 5:44 ... Sports resume daily at 10:15 PM. IVRC. Listen int r r '