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LEADS IN AWARDS
Paul Robertson Captures
Model Airplane Contest
Plaque for 1936.
The 1936 championship plaque and
three group prizes in the "museum
clasrf’ of the District Mode! Aircraft
League scale model contest and ex
hibit have been awarded to Paul
Robertson. 23, of College Park. Md„
for three models of military airplanes,
It was announced today by Paul Ed
ward Garber, in charge of the air
craft building of the Smithsonian
Institution, where the contest was
held.
Eighteen prizes, in addition to the
championship plaque, were awarded.
The prizes consist of model-making
tools and materials. Prize winners)
and the types of models which won
them the awards are as follows:
Junior, Class A, models of 9-inch
wing span or less: First. Jim Little
hales, 14, of 4529 Hawthorne street,
a 6-inch span model of the racing
plane. “Mr. Mulligan”; second. John
Leslie Vandegrift, 13. of 3241 Thirty
eighth street. 8-inch Monocoupe;
third, Allison N. Chapin, jr., 15. Rock
ville, Md., 8-inch Navy amphlbion.
Senior, Class A; First, Oliver
Davidson, 16, of 532 Tuckerman street,
Curtiss F-11C2, 6-inch; second, Oliver
Davidson, Nieuport 17-C-l, 5-inch;
third. Oliver Davidson, French Spad,
6-inch.
Junior, Class B. "Museum models"
exactly one-sixteenth full size: First,
■William Gemeisse. 14, of 2415 Thirty
second street southeast. Navy F-11C2;
second, Bob Green, 15, of 1122 Hol
brook street northeast, Sopwith
Camel; third, John Beall, 15, of 3609
Edmonds street. Monocoupe.
•Senior, Class B; First, Paul Robert
son, Le Pere pursuit airplane; second,
Rorbertsbn, Curtiss A-8 Army Attack
airplane: third, Robertson, P-38 pur
suit airplane.
Junior, Class C, models of more
than nine-inch span, except museum
type; First, William E. Gladstone, 15,
of 2551 Seventeenth street, Boeing
P-26A, pursuit airplane; second,
Henry Wyland, 15, of 1925 Kenyon
street, Fokker D-8: third. Walter
Weaver, 14, of 1620 Massachusetts
•venue southeast, Nieuport-17.
Senior, Class C. First, Steuart
Getgan, 19, Apartment 108, Second
and T streets northeast. Navy Curtiss
0-39 Falcon; second, Tom Todd, 16,
Bethesda, Md„ Great Lakes sports
trainer; third, WTinfield Scott, 18, of
2704 Thirty-sixth street, P-26 pursuit.
Models will remain on display in
the aircraft building of the Smith
sonian until May 28. They should
be reclaimed by their owners between
3 and 4 p.m. May 28 or May 29.
PAY BOOSTS DEFEATED
Assistant Postmasters' Proviso
Stricken by House, 106-22.
The House yesterday refused to boost
the salaries of the four Assistant Post
masters General from $9,000 to $10,000
a year. The vote was 106 to 22.
The Senate previously had tacked on
the rider to a departmental bill author
izing expenditures for the Post Office
In sending out bonus payments.
Lost and Found advertisements
for the daily Star will be accepted
Mondays to Fridays, inclusive, up
to noon day of issue. Saturdays
and legal holidays up to 10 a.m.
day of issue. For The Sunday Star
up to 11 p.m. Saturday.
LOST
BLUE PERSIAN-CAT. lost vicinity S.‘Da
kota ave. and Hamlin st. n.e. Finder
call Potomac 587 5-R. Reward.___ i
BOSTON BULL, female: brown, white front; |
vicinity 12th st and R. I. ave. n.e.. May I
21; $25 reward Return W. B Goodwin. ,
2714 12th st. n.e. Phone North 2736, 24*
CAT. large orange Persian cat. about 6
years old: named "Skinny": kindly call ;
after 6 p.m.; reward. Phone West 1821. i
COLLIE-SPITZ black and white: answers ;
to “Puppy": in vicinity of 9th and Kearney
sts. n.e. Call Met. 2830 or North 2908. I
Mr, Artis. Reward.__|
DIAMOND RINGS one solitaire, other dia- i
mono between 2 sapphires; 17tb and R. I. I
ave. at Peoples Drug Store. Reward. Na- ]
tional 2093.__
DOG—Golden Labrador retriever; aged 6
months answers to name "Teddy": lost in
Georgetown. Reward. Potomac 1975. .
ENGLISH 8ETTER. male, orange and 1
white; vicinity Takoma Park. Reward.
Phone Georgia 1136.__*
POCKETBOOK. large, square, blue leath
er. containing glasses, letters and keys, in
Camtol May 13. Reward. Room 204,
Star Bldg.
POLICE DOG, large male. gray, tan and
black: named “Duke": reward. 705 Rock
Creek Church rd. n.w. Adams 1396, 25*
8COTTIE PUPPY—Biack, male: name
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Center. Finder please return. Reward.
Leila Fox. Phone Decatur 3989.
WRIST WATCH, lady’s Elgin, with brace
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Large and Small of Model Aircraft Contest
Mrs. Joy Bright Hancock, head of the information service. Nainj Bureau of Aeronautics, a
judge in the annual District scale model contest, is shown with the large model of a World War
he Pere pursuit airplane which won the grand championship, and, for contrast, the first prize
winner in the smallest model class. —Star Staff Photo.
Transportation
(Continued From First Page t
Keech pointed out. results in a vicious
circle of traffic evils.
"If the busses and street cars are
slow in operation, due to traffic con
ditions,” he said, "the re lilt is that
more people resort to taxicabs and
private cars in the hope of securing
faster transportation.
"The average large bus or street
car, however, carries about 30 times
as many people as the average pas
senger car. If street car and bus
service could be speeded up and in
other ways made attractive to the
public the result would be an in
crease in the total number of pas
sengers. This, in turn, would tend to
reduce the number of vehicles on the
j street and offers a solution to one
! phase of our very difficult traffic
1 problem.”
Commission's Views.
In a recent statement the commis
| sion said:
"The transportation of a large
volume of persons can be accomplished
most economically to them and to
the District government through the
maintenance of adequate and speedy
I street car and bus service. However,
this can be done only by allowing
these public vehicles free and un
obstructed movement.
•‘If public mass transportation ve
hicles are given clear right-of-way,
the resulting speedier service will in
duce more people to leave their private
cars at home, thus relieving the park
ing problem in the congested section
of the city. On the other hand, if
the patrons of the mass transporta
tion system are forced to resort to
the use of private vehicles, higher
taxes will be required to finance the
construction and maintenance of the
facilities in the public space over
which such transportation moves.
"The automobile carries an average
of 1.4 passengers. This is equivalent
to saying that the average street car i
carries as many passengers as 30 1
automobiles. Movement through the
congested section of the city during j
rush hours is slow and difficult,
whether by private or public vehicle.1
Future prospects indicate no im
provement in this respect; on the \
contrary, traffic congestion becomes
more intense.
"Large busses should be used in j
express service during rush hours to !
supplement the street car service,
stopping only at a limited number of
points accessible to the largest pos- :
sible number of Datrons.”
Entitled to Preference.
Many persons believe that in the !
past adequate attention has not been <
given to the great public interest in
volved in mass transportation, and
the commission now clearly recognizes
that in some circumstances busses and
street cars are entitled to a certain
preference over private automobiles.
"A public vehicle, traveling on a
route fixed by public authority and
serving as a means of transit for 50
or more persons, is unquestionably
entitled to more expeditious treat
ment than a private vehicle, which
could be operated on any one of a
number of arteries," the commission
said.
“In approaching the problem of
effecting speedier movement of street
cars, it must be realized that mass
transportation and general vehicular
traffic are directly related. Any at
tempt to accelerate the movement of
street cars, which would adversely
affect general vehicular traffic, would
be detrimental to the service sought
to be improved.
“As far as practicable, the princi
pal automobile traffic arteries should
not be encroached upon by tracks.
In addition, it is the aim of the com
mission to diminish, If possible, exist
ing encroachments of general traffic
upon arteries used for street car and
bus service. A segregation of certain
streets for general vehicular traffic
and others for mass transportation
vehicles would result in the freer
movement of traffic generally and
tend to promote the safety of pedes
trians.”
Lights Need Adjustment.
These sentiments are indorsed by
transit company offlciaLs, but the lat
ter also believe some adjustment of
traffic lights, with more consideration
given to the needs of busses and street
cars, would also prove a material aid
In attaining the desired end.
William B. Bennett, assistant to the
president of the transit company,
pointed out that there are six demand
traffic lights on Connecticut avenue.
Starting just below' Chevy Chase
Circle, there are two synchronous
lights. At Nebraska avenue there is j
a demand light—one which responds
to the approach of traffic on inter
secting streets. This is followed by
two or more synchronous lights, three
demand lights and then three pro
gressive lights at the north end of
Taft Bridge. South of the bridge are
two more demand lights to be passed
before the busses enter the general
system of progressive lights leading
dow ntown.
Bennett said the company officials
were not prepared at this time to
make any specific recommendations
for changes in the light-control cycles,
but added that some suggestions prob
ably will be made after the engineers
complete their study.
He said he believed a uniform sys
tem of lights along the avenue, adapt
ed to the needs of busses, undoubt
edly would enable the company to
improve its service to residents in that
vicinity.
Cites Chicago System.
In Chicago, he said, a central con
trol system for the Loop district has
been installed that permits detailed
regulation of all lights from a central
board. The light system there, he
added, is so well worked out that on
some streets automobiles can move
15 miles an hour and street cars
7*/i miles an hour with few breaks.
"The problem In Washington is very
complex and mcde all the more diffi
cult by the number of circles on main
arteries,” he declared, "but we believe
some Improvement can be made. Mr.
Van Duzer is Interested in the prob
lem and we hope to accomplish some
thing in the near future.”
Later, he said, the company’s study
will be extended to other main thor
oughfares, but for the time being it
will be restricted to Connecticut
avenue.
At the present time Washington
has 9 or 10 traffic light zones, each
controlled separately. Even In the
zones, however, the master control
regulates all of the lights and cannot
be used to control individual units.
If the timing of lights for a few blocks
needs regulating, it must be done at
the individual lights.
This makes it difficult to adjust
light cycles to changing, localized
conditions during the rush periods,
and will be one of the matters cov
ered in the company's study.
Hindenburg Drops
Wreath in England
For German Grave
Passenger Asks Flowers
Be Put at Brother*s
Resting Place.
By the Associated Press.
KEIGHLEY, England, May 23.—A
passenger on the German Zeppelin
Hindenburg dropped a wreath for the
grave of his war-prisoner brother last
night as the giant ship flew over this
sleepy market town.
Watchers saw the Hindenburg, re
turning from Lakehurst. N. J„ ap
proach at 8 p.m. and dip very low.
Then a parcel was seen to drop from
the gondola almost in the center ofj
the market square.
Local youths scrambled to open the
parcel and found fresh carnations, a
letter and Hindenburg souvenirs.
The letter read: “Please deposit these
flowers at the cross on the grave of my
dear brother, Lieut. Franz Schultz, nu
meral 1-E, Garde regiment, prisoner
of war, Skipton. The cemetery is in
Keighley, near Leeds. Many thanks
for your kindness. (Signed) Johann
P. Schultz, first flying priest.” It
ended, "God bless you.”
The finders left at once for the
cemetery to carry out their mission.
The National Scene
BY ALICE ROOSEVELT LONGWORTH
r ■ -\HE flexible tariff provision, under which the President can
| proclaim rates on recommendation of the Tariff Commission,
1 was adopted as a move in the direction of scientific tariff
making and tn rh»ev rrmin>aacin«.l _ ■ I
-«---- v/iitug .
Its opponents claimed it would give the President
super-logrolling power. That claim seems meas
urably Justified by Mr. Roosevelt's order to raise
duties on Japanese cotton.
His action violates the administration policy
of reciprocal tariff agreements designed to stimu
late world trade, but it is certainly calculated to
stimulate the Democratic vote in New England.
The rates go into effect in June. It is excellent
timing to produce results on election day.
The Republicans’ campaign was set to show
the horrified plight of the New England textile
industry. Now the issue is cut from under them
me* mi i icgmmaieiy object to what has Ane* Maflran1'
been done as It is what they have been clamoring for.
It is easy to imagine what they must feel when they see the
villain of the piece slip into the noble role of rescuing hero.
(Copyright. 1936.)
Takes 48 Hours, 10 Minutes
Going From Lakehurst
to Frankfort.
By the Associated Press.
FRANFORT ON THE MAIN, Ger
many, May 23.—Germany's great
Zeppelin Hindenburg. delivering 52
passengers safely on its second voy
able from the United States, today
beat its own record on a commercial
crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
The giant airship landed at its base
at 4:12 am. <10:12 p.m., Friday,
E.S.T.t for a flying time of 48 hours,
10 minutes from Lakehurst, N. J. Its
previous record, set on the first flight
from America, was 49 hours, 3 min
utes.
Capt. Ernest Lehmann stepped smil
ingly from the gondola and expressed
satisfaction that the second round trip
proved conclusively regular airship
service could be established over the
North Atlantic for passengers, freight
and mails.
The Hindenburg, after leaving Lake
hurst Wednesday night, cruising over
New York and striking out swiftly
across the Atlantic, sped over England
and the Netherlands last night and
arrived over the airdrome here at
3:10 a m., while it was still dark.
Capt. Lehmann decided to cruise
over Frankfort until daylight.
Airport officials explained the Zep
pelin commander apparently was un*
willing to make a night landing be
cause the Frankfort ground crew has
had little training thus far in night
work.
Later the Hindenburg will resume
its projected series of Summer flights
between Germany and the United
States.
■-•-.
SPINNING WHEEL
GIVEN MT. VERNON
Regents Receive Colonial Device
Reputedly Owned by Martha
Washington.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
MOUNT VERNON, Va.. May 23 —
A spinning wheel, traditionally owned
by Martha Washington when she was
"Mrs. Daniel Parke Custis.” has come
into the possession of the Mount Ver
non Ladies' Association through a
donation from Dr. E. Terry Smith of
Hartford. Conn.
It is planned to place it in the spin
ning house with similar pieces of the
Colonial period.
The Spring council of the asso
ciation was officially adjourned yes
terday.
Under the direction of the asso
ciation. special treatment is being
given many of the old trees on the
estate, a number of which were
planted during Washington’s lifetime.
The ancient boxwood in the flower
garden is also receiving expert treat
ment as a result of the ravages of
last Winter. Supt. H. H. Dodge, now
in his fifty-first year as custodian of
the estate, said that it will take gen
erations for the "box” to “come back."
Many original plantings have sur
vived, including the hydrangea which
was planted by Lafayette. This speci
men is almost ready to burst Into
bloom.
The Nellie Custis rose, a beauti
ful pure white variety planted in the
“knot garden” also is coming into
bloom. Tradition has it that it was
beside this rose that Nellie Custis be
came engaged to Maj. Lawrence Lewis.
So zealously has this rose been
guarded that it has never been re
moved from its Isolated place for
fear of injuring the original roots.
However, slips are being taken from
it and propagations are maae.
IHHtt Ult, IHHtt HUH I
WHEN AUTO HITS TRUCK
Investigation Is Launched Into
Ratal Crash on Highway Near
Rocky Mount, Va.
By the Associated Press.
ROCKY MOUNT, Va., May 23—An
automobile collided with a cattle truck
near here last night, killing three per
sons and injuring three.
The dead:
Robert Lee Cooper, 27, of Callaway,
driver of the passenger car.
Noah Stanley, 35, Callaway, a
brother-in-law of Cooper.
Raymond Stanley, 2, Callaway.
Injured were Mrs. Noah Stanley. 35:
Alvin Stanley. 4, and Clinton Praether,
30, all of Callaway. The driver of the
truck was not hurt. An investigation
was in progress today.
f I
BLUM MAKES PLEA
FOR U. S. GOOD V) .
Plans Personal Trip to
Geneva to Inaugurate
Foreign Policy.
BACKGROUND—
Financial troubles and the tense
international situation were re
flected in France’s recent election,
which resulted in victory for “Peo
ple’s Front,” Leftist order.
Leon Blum, Socialist leader, early
this year was yanked from car
riage and beaten by Royalists. The
action resulted in Premier Sarraut
issuing decree outlawing militant
Royalist organizations.
By me Associated Press.
PARIS. May 23.—Leon Blum, bid
ding for better American and British
friendship, has decided to inaugurate
personally the foreign policy of
France's incoming "People's Front”
government, informed sources said to
day.
The premier-designate, Socialist
leader of the Leftist bloc that comes
to power in the new Chamber of
Deputies next month. Intends to head
the French delegation to the June
16 session of the League of Nations
Council.
Informed sources said he would at
tempt to form a close Franco-British
diplomatic front at the special meet
ing called in the Italo-Ethlopian con
troversy.
Blum was expected to assign con
tinuation of this work later to a
foreign minister.
Yvon Delbos. Radical-Socialist dep
uty and minister of justice in the
present coalition cabinet of Premier
Albert Sarraut. was considered a likely
candidate for the Qua! d’Orsay post
in the new ministry.
r Harriot's Refusal Held Final.
Former Premier Herriot's refusal
to take over the foreign ministry now
is generally accepted as final. Asso
i elates of Herriot said he was Instead
an official candidate for the presidency
of the Chamber of Deputies.
Blum, after conferring with diplo
mats on France's future foreign policy,
addressed an appeal to the United
States in a radio address last night
; for better understanding between the
American and French peoples.
"The task of the coming French
government is to put into effect the
pondered will of the majority of the
French people. I submit that this
French will is closely related to the
will of the American people," he
said.
After citing American adherence to
democracy, efforts to overcome eco
! nomic depression and opposition to
; war. Blum asked:
"May I not. in view of all this, con
’ elude that what we are about to
undertake deserves the attention—
even the good will — of American
| opinion?”
Avoids War Debt Reference.
Without "harking back to ancient
memories." he avoided direct reference
to France's defaulted war debt to
America, but declared. "I insist on
i the respective positions of our two
peoples in regard to the most pressing
problems of today. * • •
"In any case, let me assure the
Americans that we in France shall
spare no pains to maintain and to
increase the friendship that must
always be maintained between our
peoples.”
Blum yesterday continued a series
i of talks on future French foreign
I policy with diplomats, including
, Nicholas Tltulescu, foreign minister
I of Rumania, and the Soviet charge
! d'affaires.
From these conversations, it was
reported, there developed three points
of France's future foreign policy to
guide the new "popular front” ad
ministration taking office June 1:
1. Fidelity to the League of Nations
and to France's military alliances and
diplomatic pacts.
2. Adherence to a policy of collec
tive security by mutual assistance.
3. Co-operation with Great Britain
on all important European questions.
Participating in the united front
with France will be Great Britain,
Russia and the three members of the
Little Entente—Yugoslavia, Rumania
————————————————
1
and Czechoslovakia—if the joint policy
ia finally adopted.
Titulescu also talked with Joseph
Paul-Boncour, minister of sti^te, and
the two were said to have agreed to
support any change in the League cov
enant which would "reinforce interna
tional resistance against an attacker.” j
On the other hand, the two spokes
men were reported to stand together
| in opposing any weakening of obliga
tions of League members to aid one
i another.
HOBART STUDENT
KILLED BY GUNSHOT
' |
Police Say Ohio Minister’s Son
Took Own Life in Col
lege Boom.
By the Associated Press.
GENEVA, N. Y.. May 23.—Philip S.
Cooke, 22-year-old Hobart College
senior and son of Rev. Allan W. Cooke
of Springfield. Ohio, was found fatally ■
wounded in his fraternity house room
early yesterday by fellow-members who
heard the shot that fired a .22-caliber
| rifle bullet into his head.
Chief of Police R. W. Morris said
j It was a "clear case of suicide."
Coroner Frank H. Snyder said an in
quest would be held this afternoon.
Students rooming in the Sigma Phi
Fraternity house told police they were
aroused about 1 a m. by a shot and
the sound of a fall. They found
! Cooke lying on the floor, with a rifle
; beside him.
Clifford Orr. publicity director of i
the college, said after a conference
with President Murray Bartlett that
the reason for Cooke's apparent sui
cide was a mystery. Fellow-students
I said he had been moody Lately.
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CATHOLICS BAN NAZI
_
Effort Launched to Halt Move
ment in Netherlands.
AMSTERDAM. Netherlands. May
23 uPl.—In an effort to halt the Nazi
movement in this country, the heads
of the Roman Catholic Church will
notify church members tomorrow
that Catholics who support the move
ment will be banned from the sacra
ment.
Diary May Save Youth
If Charles M. Cooper, 25, convicted slayer, shown in inset, is
saved from Georgia’s death chair May 29, it ivill be due to the
memory and remarkable exactness of Mrs. Suda P. Crawford of
Miami, Fla., in keeping her diary. Mrs. Crawford, shown above,
in Miami identifying a wirephoto of Cooper, told police authori
ties her story after reading newspaper accounts of the youth’s
trial and remembering that a man by the same name had once
been in her employ. Her claims that Cooper was working for
her on the day of the murder are being investigated.
—Copyright, A. P. Wirephotos.
Majesty of the Law.
AURORA, 111. OP).—Sheriff Albert
Kampmeyer was so proud when he
became a grandfather that he prompt
ly pinned a deputy's star on the 1
day-old boy's three-cornered pants,
making the infant a "duly qualified"
officer of the law.
SUPREME COURT
RUUNGSGUGHT
Robert N. Harper Asks De
cision on Validity of Bank
Stock Deal.
By the Associated Press.
The Supreme Court was asked yes*
terday to rule on the validity of the
action of Robert N. Harper, former
president of the District National
Bank, and other officers of the bank *
In attempting to maintain the price
of the bank's stock by buying and
selling it on the Washing Stock
Exchange.
The ruling was requested by Harper
in connection with his $17,600 suit
against other former officers and di
rectors of the bank, which failed
to reopen after the 1933 banking
holiday. Harper contended the ques
tion is one of national Importance
which should be settled by the Su
preme Court.
He explained that officers of the
bank agreed in 1928 to ‘'maintain a
reasonable market price for the capital
stock” by preventing dumping of large
blocks of the bank's stock and that
bank officials contributed $250 each
to an account to be used in buying
and selling of the stock. When addi
tional funds were needed in 1932 for
this account. Harper said he and
Christian J. Gockeler obtained a $17.
600 loan from the Commercial Na
tional Bank, putting up 90 shares of
the District Bank stock and personal
securities owned by Harper.
When both banks closed, the Com
mercial receiver threatened sale, of
Harper's securities and Harper
brought suit to collect from his former
associates. He appealed from a 3-to-2
decision by the Court of Appeals for
the District of Columbia, in which
the majority ruled the agreement was
to fix "a fictitious price on the bank's
stock” and that such a contract was
not enforceable.
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British Coal Output.
More than 54.000.000 tons of Brit
ish coal was mined in three months of
last Winter.
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