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ztjssrjss: ssri— /f I l\ A £ul1 Ass°ci?,t.ed ?«» row. fair and warmer: gentle northwest. I ■ I ♦ ■ ■ WeWS End WirephotOS becking to west or southwest winds. Tem- ^ M I J M ■ W SundEV Momim? and eratures—Highest. 70. at 4 p.m. yester- ^^^F 1/ ■ ■ J^L * wuuu»jr auui lung tina day; lowest, 51, at 5:30 a.m. yesterday. A H/Very AftemOOn. Pull report on page A-12. I H (A*) Means Associated Press.__________ • " Ko. 1,628-No. 33,633. »”»£ WSaSSfff'S WASHINGTON, D. C, SUNDAY MORNING, MAT 31, 1936-104 PAGES. * ™ w.*I™C?.£T!L,„,,,, ™jL.?ENTS ZIONCHECK JAILED FOR NEW FRACAS ■ WITH POLICEMAN Tosses Clothes From Win dow, Then Takes Punch at Officer. WIFE QUITS APARTMENT WHEN NEWSMEN STAY '‘Trouble’’ Calls From Harvard Hall Keep Headquarters Busy Investigating. Climaxing another day of kaleido scopic developments, Representative Marion A. Zioncheck was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct last night after he again threw Harvard Hall into an uproar by tossing clothing ; from his apartment window and then scuffling with a policeman who sought * to take him into custody. The latest escapade of the Washing s, ton State Representative occurred when tenth precinct police received a telephone call from an excited man, who informed them that "He's throw - lng things again!” : Verifying his suspicion that the scene of the disturbance was apart ment 208 at Harvard Hall, where earlier in the day police had trotted j back and forth, physicians had re sponded to emergency calls, lawyers had rubbed their heads and reporters had groped for words to describe it all, the desk sergeant dispatched Of * fleer L. N. Francis to investigate. Finds Zioncheck Barefooted. Stripped to the waist, barefooted and with his hair trousled, Zioncheck, who apparently was alone in the apartment, answered the policeman's knock. "Dammit, you're helping sic 'em on me!” the Representative greeted Francis as he stepped into the hall way. Zioncheck then made a lunge ». at the policeman, according to wit nesses. and they wrestled until an v other man intervened. At one point in the fracas, the offi cer swung his club with no effect and Zioncheck retaliated with a poorly aimed punch and hurled a discarded flash bulb from a photographer's camera. The missle struck a by stander, but caused no damage. ’ In the foyer, where a hundred or more persons had collected, Zion check swapped pleasantries with his audience. ‘‘Oh. where is my crown of thorns,” * he cried. Later he added: "Just foot - , prints on the sands of time—oh, hell, this is marble.” AiDuumme Arrives, At this point an ambulance from Emergency Hospital pulled up at the apartment house and was followed by a police patrol. Three burly officers escorted Zioncheck out after permit ting him to make a telephone call. He had said he wanted to call his mother. At the precinct, Zioncheck was kept in the squad room. Told he would have to po6t $25 collateral for his release, he made several more telephone calls after finding only a crumpled dollar bill in his pocket. His attorney, L. Q. C. Lamar, finally came to the precinct. Shortly before 11 p.m. the $25 was produced and Zioncheck was at liberty again. It later developed that the money was posted by Marion Young, Zion check's secretary. Police said the Representative elected to forfeit col lateral and would not appear in Police Court. Zioncheck slipped out through the back door of the station house when released. His attorney said he had ••gone to Atlantic City,” wearing cloth ing brought to him by his secretary, but later on he returned to the apart ment with an unidentified man. Before police arrived at the Zion check apartment the Representative threw a suit case full of women's cloth ing from the window. A portable type writer followed close behind. Whether the clothing belonged to Mrs. Zion check, who reportedly had staged a walkout on her husband some time be fore, or to Mrs. Benjamin Scott Young, who sublet the apartment to the Rep resentative, was not determined. Per sons in the street seized the articles as they landed. “Trouble” Calls Numerous. Many strange things have happened In the Zioncheck apartment during the last 24 hours. "Trouble in apartment 208 at Har vard Hall.” as the announcer of the police short-wave radio station has described it monotonously so many times of late, scarcely does the situa tion justice. “Trouble ’ does not seem quite the word to describe Mrs. Young's bodily ejections from the apartment under joint persuasion of Representative Zioncheck. using a double hand lock on Mrs. Young's arm. and Mrs. Zion check, employing pressure elsewhere. Nor does it convey an adequate idea of scenes in the corridor outside apartment 208 subsequent to several of these ejections, with police pushing (See ZIONCHECK. Page A-T) M’SWAIN TO RETIRE AT END OF TERM Chairman of House Military Af fairs Committee Announces Flans. By the Associated Press. SPARTANBURG. S. C., May 30.— Chairman J. J. McSwain of the House Military Affairs Committee announced today' he would retire from Congress at the expiration of his present term. McSwain, Democrat, who has rep resented the fourth South Carolina district since 1921, said his physician had advised him against seeking re election on account of the condition of his health. After January, he said, he plans to reopen law offices here and at Green ville. < I TWO JUDGES FACE PROBE ON “LEW Prominent G. 0. P. of Detroit Also to Be Subpoenaed for Grand Jury. BACKGROUND— Killing of W. P. A. worker at Detroit and arrest May 22 of 13 men in connection with the ritual murder brought to light existence of terroristic “Black Legion" to bring about dictatorship in Amer ica. National aspect of organiza tion revealed as investigations pro gressed. By the Associated Press. DETROIT, May 30— David H. Crow ley. attorney genera of Michigan, said tonight that two judges and a proml l nent Republican leader in Wayne I County (Detroit) will be subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury, which will start an investigation of the Black Legion here next week. The attorney general did not reveal the men’s names. He said he has been informed that the two judges attended a meeting of the black-robed terroristic order, that one of them left when he heard the oath required of candidates for membership, but that the other re mained and took the pledge willingly. Crowley said the politician was re ported to have ‘ played catch” with a bullet during conferences at the re cent Republican State Convention here. He added that he has been told that members of the Black Legion are required to carry bullets and that tossing them from one hand to the other serves as a legion passport. Two More at Meeting Found. As Attorney General Crowley made this disclosure. Inspector John I. Navarre of the Detroit homicide squad, said that two more men admitted to day that they were present at the Black Legion meeting which planned the slaying of Charles A. Poole, 32 year-old P. W. A. worker. It was this killing, explained subse quently by some of those in custody in connection with it as being because Poole had learned "too much” about the order’s secrets, that led to investi gations already under way or impend (See LEGION, Page A-3.) GEN. LI SHENGTA SLAIN; COMMANDED 19TH ARMY Shot Dead by One of Bodyguards at Taiyuanfu, China, Reuter* Report Says. LONDON, May 31 (Sunday).—Reu ters (British) News Agency reported from Taiyuanfu, China, today that Gen. Li Sheng Ta, commander of the 19th army, was shot dead by one of his bodyguards. The assassin was killed. Seven Die Near Richmond as Car Crashes Into Truck. By tnc Associated Press. A mounting list of dead marred the Nation's holiday last night, with motor, train and plane accidents claiming at least 60 lives. Drown ing added its grim quota of Memorial day victims Automobile accidents on highways in^more than 16 States brought death to* 44 persons. Airplane crashes in Illinois and Massachusetts added three dead to the list, and there were six drowned and two more missing in waters. Near Guthrie, Okla., the baggage car of a Santa Fe passenger train plunged 35 feet into a river, and the bodies of two men drowned were recovered. Car Hit by Train. Three persons met death near Youngstown. Ohio, when a passenger train met an automobile at a cross ing. Scores were injured throughout the country as families observed the patriotic holiday. One of the worst tragedies of the day occurred near Richmond, Va.. where seven of eight riders in an automobile were impaled on lumber from a truck their car smashed into. All seven died. Two women were burned to death after a motor collision at Indianapolis. Two Lost in Flood. Flood waters of the Republican River carried off two persons in Colorado, one of whom was given up for dead. Two Missouri boys drowned, one in a swimming pool and another in a fall into a cistern. Reported motor accidents by States: California, 2; Colorado. 1; Illinois. 3; Indiana. 2: Iowa and Kansas. 1 each; Michigan, 4; Minnesota, 1; Ne braska, 3; New Jersey, 1; New York, 6; Ohio, 4: Oklahoma, 1: Pennsyl vania, 3; Virginia, 8; New England, 3. SEVEN DIE IN CRASH. Injuries Fatal to Boy, 17, as One of Eight Live*. RICHMOND, Va.. May 30 UP).— Robert L. Barron, 17. of Petersburg. Va., died in Memorial Hospital here tonight from injuries received early today in a accident which took six (See ^ACCIDENTS, Page A-4.) Two Killed in Plane Crash. CHICAGO, May 30 04*).—Anthony A. Otradovec. 25, and Barney Bertino. 19. were killed tonight when a small biplane Otradovec was piloting crashed at the Westchester Airport, west of Chicago. Witnesses said the plane appeared to go into a tailspin at a height of about 700 feet and dropped to the earth. LANDON BACKERS CONFIDENT WITH CONVENTION NEAR Chance of Successful Move to Halt Kansan Is Held Remote. FIRST-BALLOT VOTE MAY EXCEED 400 Borah's Fight on “Old Guard" Seen Bearing Fruit—Hoover Wish Granted. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. The Republican National Conven tion is almost at hand—and it looks like Landon! Delegates to the convention will begin assembling in Cleveland this week. The Kansas delegation is to arrive in the convention city Friday. There is a lot of spadework to be done lor their candidate for the presiden tial nomination, hundreds of unin structed delegates to be taken into camp finally. John Hamilton, campaign manager for the Kansas Governor, and desig nated by Landon to make the speech at the convention placing his name in nomination, last night expressed his confidence in a Landon victory. He said: “Gov. Landon's strength is in creasing daily as the uninstructed delegates from many States accept him as the logical and strongest can didate seeking the Republican nomi nation for President. There is no doubt in my mind that he will be nominated.” rim naiiot rr os peris. Hamilton would make no prediction regarding the Landon strength on the first ballot. The expectations are. how ever. that it will be well over 300, and possibly over the 400 mark. Although talk of "stopping” Landon continues, the nearer the convention approaches, the less likely a success ful alliance against the Kansan ap pear possible. And yet there will be a tremendous majority of the dele gates attending the convention with no "instructions” whatever. Those who have been formally "instructed” or pledged to any candidate are in a small minority. Landon. for example, has pledged or instructed for him the Arkansas dele gation. 11 in number: Florida. 3 dele gates; Kansas, 18: Kentucky, 18; Mis souri, 26; New Jersey, 28; New Mex ico, 6; Oklahoma. 21; South Dakota, 8; Tennessee, 16; Virginia, 7: West Virginia, 13; a total of 157 delegates. Borah-instructed delegates are: Idaho. 8; Illinois. 26: New Jersey, 4; Ohio. 5: Oregon, 10: West Virginia, 1; Wisconsin, 21; total, 75 delegates. Strength of Knox. Knox-instructed delegates are: Illi nois, 31: Maine. 10; New Hampshire, 11, a total of 52 delegates. •'Favorite son" candidates have dele gates pledged or promised as follows: Taft of Ohio, 47; Meekins of North Carolina. 23; Nice of Maryland, 16; Vandenberg of Michigan, 38, and Dickinson of Iowa, 22. Senator Borah was the sol* entry in the Republican presidential pri mary in several States, but this did not necessarily instruct or pledge the delegates to him under the State pri mary laws In Pennsylvania, how ever, a score or more of the delegates who won had announced they would consider themselves bound by the re sults of the preference primary, and they are expected to vote for Borah on the first ballot at least. He was the sole entry, too, in the Nebraska primary. The delegates elected there, however, are nearly all Landon sup porters. and how many will regard the . Cm T A imAM A ~A \ Readers'* Guide PART ONE. Main News Section. General News—Pages A-l, B-5. Washington Wayside—A-Sh Lost and Found—A-3. Death Notices—A-12. Resorts—B-5. Sports Section—Pages B-6, B-ll. Boating and Fishing News—B-ll. PART TWO. Editorial Section. Editorial Articles — Pages D-l, D-3. Editorials and Editorial Fea tures—D-2. Civic News and Comment—D-4. Veterans’ Organizations, Na tional Guard, Organized Reserves—D-5, D-6. Women’s Clubs, Parent-Teacher Activities—D-0. Cross-word Puzzle—D-7. PART THREE. Society Section. Society News and Comment— Pages E-l, E-8. Well-Known Folk-E-8. Barbara Bell Pattern—E-7. PART FOUR. Feature Section. News Features—Pages F-l, F-4. John Clagett Proctor’s Article on Old Washington, F-2. “Those Were the Happy Days,” by Dick Mansfield—F-2. Radio News and Programs—F-3. Stage and Screen—F-5. Automobiles—F - 6. Aviation—F-6. Children’s Page—F-7. Highlights of History—F-7. Stamps—F-8. PART FIVE. Financial, Classified. Financial News and Comment, Stock, Bond and Curb Summaries — Pages 0-1, 0-4. Educational—G-5. Public Library—G-5. Contract—0-5. Classified Advertising — Pages 0-5,0-12. fi /wisisAuTX l I’M ASKING V OF YOU!y IfGOODBrt] 10tm/. DILEMMA! ___ - , Sheep Herder Finds Stark’s Plane, hut iVo Trace of Flyer i --- Alexandrian's Suit Cases and Maps Were Still in Ship. A Utah sheepherder yesterday found the airplane in which Howard Stark of Alexandria. Va.. internationally known air navigation expert, disap peared last January 16. The ship had turned over and one wheel was broken, but it was other wise undamaged, and Stark's two suit cases and maps were still intact. There was no trace of the flyer. The herder. Fred Weyland. made his way last night to Devils Slide, Utah, 25 miles west of the spot, and reported his find to the Bureau of Air Com- | merce. He brought one of Stark's j maps, through which the identity of the ship was established. Weyland said the plane struck a (See STARK, Page A-4.) I HOWARD STARK. AIRWAVES TO G.O.P. Broadcasters Asked Not to Give Speeches Precedence Over Convention. BY J. RUSSELL YOUNG. President Roosevelt has decided to let the Republican National Conven tion at Cleveland have radio prece dence over the speeches he will be making at the same time in the South west, It was learned yesterday. Under no circumstances does the President want the broadcasting of his speeches on this Southwestern trip to compete or conflict with the broadcasting of the G. O. P. pro ceedings. The managers of the two principal broadcasting systems in Washington yesterday received a letter to this ef fect, signed by Stephen Early, one of the President's secretaries. Three Speeches Slated. In other words, the two broad casting companies will not be called on to switch their radio broadcasting from the Cleveland convention hall to broadcast the speeches the President will be making in Little Rock, Ark., at 7 p.m. on June 10 and the one at Dallas, Tex., about 10:30 a.m. on June 12. The third major speech of the President will be in Vincennes. Ind., on Sunday, June 14 and the Cleve land convention in all probability will have adjourned by that time. There has been considerable spec ulation whether the President will “run away with the Republican Cleve land show” when he embarks on this Southern speaking trip. Some even insinuated Mr. Roosevelt, “with his usual political cleverness.” had de liberately timed his Southwestern trip with its accompanying speeches so as (See ROOSEVELT, Page~A-5 ) TWO DEAD, 12 HURT IN BUILDING CRASH Nine Colored Workmen and Three White Persons Injured in Memphis, Tenn. By the Associated Press. MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 30.—Two colored workmen were killed when a North Main street building collapsed today injuring nine colored and three white persons. A few hours after police and firemen had found the body of Jim Horton, 27, who had been crushed to death under tons of falling wreckage, they uncov ered the body of the second colored man, Mack Atkins, 43. The two were said to have been working side by side. A sudden roar and crash of tumbling bricks Interrupted the work of razing the two four-story buildings at 241-243 North Main, and ripped the south wall off the Thompson Grocery Co., at 247 Horth Main, and threw the section into confusion. Ambulance attendants, firemen, po licemen, city engineers and volun teers plunged into the splintered lum ber and broken brick, and began pull ing men from the wreckage. > I MEYER IS VICTOR IN AUTO CLASSIC First to Win Third Time, He Breaks Speed Mark for 500-Mile Race. By the Associated Press. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., May 30.— I Accomplishing what no other driver ! before has done. Louis Meyer of j Huntington Park, Calif., roared to his third glorious victory in the 500-mile automobile race over the Indianapolis motor speedway today in record breaking time and with a record smashing crowd triumphantly cheer ing him. Meyer drove his 4-cylineer special the full 500 miles without relief and made only two quick stops. He covered the distance in 4:35:03.39 to average 109.069 miles an hour, break ing the previous record of 106.240 miles per hour hung up by Kelly Petillo, colorful Italian of Huntington Park, Calif., in winning America's speed' classic last year. Meyer won before in 1928 and 1933. Another Californian. 27-year-old Ted Horn of Los Angeles, finished second, nearly three miles behind Meyer, with Mauri Rose of Dayton. Ohio, third. I'? miles back. George "Doc” Mackenzie of Eddington, Pa., was fourth. Petillo, driving the last 125 miles as relief, piloted the car over the finish line. Che Miller of Detroit was fifth and Ray Pixley of Fullerton, Calif., was sixth. 15 Complete Journey. piFTEEN of the original 32 starters finished and only five ran out of gasoline, which was restricted to 37.5 gallons for the 500 miles. As a result of his victory. Meyer (Continued on page B-7, column 67>~~ Clothing Merchant Dies. MIAMI BEACH. Fla., May 30 <#V— Simon Goldstein. 65. retired clothing merchant of Baltimore, Md„ died in a Miami Beach hospital today follow ing a heart attack. Goldstein came here six months ago. The body will be sent to Baltimore tomorrow for burial. DC. REVENUELOSS — $4,500,000 in Dividends Ta ken From City Last Year, Says Counsel. BY DON S. WARREN. Assailing • foreign” control of Wash ington's major utility firm as a viola tion of the La Follette anti-merger law. People's Counsel William A. Roberts i yesterday reported that holding con- I j ccrns last year took out of the city $4,500,000 in dividends and interest, j and consequently deprived the District I of needed tax revenues on these profits. * He advocated adoption of a pro- | posal advanced last year by a special committee of District officials for im position of a heavy tax on dividends paid by operating concerns to their parent companies and a revision of the existing gross receipts taxes now paid here. Roberts made a survey of the 1935 dividends to out-of-town holding companies by local utilities because of plans announced by the Potomac Electric Power Co. for flotation of a $15,000,000 bond issue. Bond Sale Hearing Urged. Protest will be made, he said, against sale of the bonds only in New York, which would minimize the opportunity of District investors to buy them at their original offer. He said he would ask the Public Utilities Commission to hold a public hearing on details of the bond sale plan and would raise me Mucouuu ui UlC LUUUU1 Ui II 1C , power company by the North Ameri can Co. His study showed. Roberts said, that holding interests which control the Washington power, mass transporta j tion. telephone and gas companies here last year took from the city $4, i 310.440 in dividends and that with payment of interest on debts the total would be about $4,500,000. He pointed also to millions of dollars in surplus funds, available for distribution as dividends, which have accummulated in the accounts of the companies here. Were the financial interests and control over the utilities centered here, he suggested, the District would receive additional tax revenues through taxes on intangibles. Service Cost $40,000,000. All together, he said, the people of Washington and the" surrounding ter ritory pay more than $40,000,000 per year for the services of these foreign owned utilities. "The La Follette anti-merger act of 1913,” he said, in a prepared state ment, "was adopted for the express purpose of preventing the foreign ownership of control of local public utilities. Nevertheless, by one means or another, all of the major utilities of the District are now controlled by holding companies and are largely owned by foreign capital. “There are three major foreign in terests. The North American Co. controls transportation and electric (See ROBERTSTPage A-127)~ HURLEY SEES LAND0N Kansan Will Be Nominated and Elected, Says Ex-Secretary. MUSKOGEE. Okla., May 30 </»>).— Patrick J. Hurley, Secretary of War under Hoover, predicted today that Gov. Alf M. Landon of Kansas will be the Republican presidential nomi nee and will be elected. Hurley declared, “I am the only adult member of the Republican party who Is not a candidate.” -:—- 1 Aimvo SENATE APPROVES STUDY OF CANAL; RELIEF VOTE NE R Proposal for Survey of Tide Harnessing Project Is Rejected. ACTION ON MEASURE EXPECTED TOMORROW Agreement Is Reached to Limit Debate—Public Works Amend ment O.K.'d. BACKGROUND— After millions of dollars had been spent on digging a wide ditch part wag across Northern Florida and in making a start toward har nessing the tides of Passamaquoddy Bay to furnish cheap power to Maine, Congress two months ago refused to sanction further ex penditures for the canal and pow er projects. Both had been begun with money from the ti.SSO.OOO.OOO work-relief appropriation of last year. Then started a long wrangle over how to spend the proposed 1936 SI,475,000,000 relief bill. To quiet the argument the cases for the Florida canal and ’Quoddy were reopened. By tne Associated Press. Pushing slowly toward a vote on the $2.370.000.000 relief-deficiency bill the Senate yesterday approved a new survey of the Florida ship canal, but turned down a similar study for the Passamaquoddy tide-harnessing proj ect in Maine. Despite settlement of these two con :roversial proposals, the holiday session failed to produce a final vote on the bill itself. An agreement, however, was reached to limit debate tomor row—a move which virtually assured final action then. Before quitting for the week end. the Senate approved the committee amendment making $300,000,000 avail able for a new public works program. Program of $800,000,000 Seen. The sum would be used for grants up to 30 per cent on projects costing more than $100,000 and up to 45 per cent on smaller ones. It is estimated to produce a works program aggregat ing about $800,000,000. The new survey of the Florida canal, which, if favorable, would make possible a new allocation of $10,000. 000 to continue work on It, was adopt ed, 35 to 30. The administration al ready has spent $5 400.000 on the gi gantic project. By a vote of 39 to 28, administration leaders went down to defeat on the Passamaquoddy survey. It would have permitted a new allocation of $9, 000,000 for the tide-harnessing ex periment if the survey had been fa vorable. The two projects were first included in a single amendment offered to the relief-deficiency bill by Senator Robin son of Arkansas, the Democratic leader. Senator Hale, Republican, of Maine, asked for the division of the amend ment to permit separate vote. He ex plained he favored the Passamaquoddy plan, but not the ship canal. Vandenberg Leads Attack. Senator Vandenberg. Republican, of Michigan led the attack on both proj ects. asserting the amendments were designed to make Congress "share the responsibility with President Roose velt” for starting them. "He started all these projects," the Michigan Senator roared, "but when he gets into hot water he wants us to share the bath." Senator Fletcher, Democrat, of Florida defended the ship canal, with Senator White, Republican, of Maine pleading for the Maine project. Under the amendment which the Senate approved. President Roosevelt would be authorized to set up a board of three engineers to make a new sur vey of the ship canal and report by July 20. If the report should be favorable, the Chief Executive would be authorized to make the new allo cation. Robinson obtained a unanimous consent agreement whereby the bill will be considered at 1 p.m tomorrow, with debate to be limited after 3 p.m. to 15 minutes on each new amend ment proposed or on the bill itself. Warns of Night Session. He warned that there was a possi bility of a session tomorrow night. The bill carries $1,425,000,000 for next year's relief program. Vandenberg talked for two hours against the two survey projects. He was followed by Senator White, who (See RELIEF, Page A-12.) FRENCH STRIKERS GIVE UP FACTORIES Evacuation Is Announced After Agreements Are Reached With Employers. p.v tile Associated Press. PARIS, May 30.—The government announced tonight that 60,000 strikers who had been occupying French fac tories had evacuated them after in dependent agreements had been reached with their employers. The strikers meanwhile were given tlje unanimous backing of Leon Blum's Socialist party. The party opened Its thirty-third congress and a resolution was read which greeted "the magnificent move ment of the French metal trade work ers, solidly lined up in defense of their freedom.” Blum, prospective premier, did not appear at the opening meeting of the party. Instead, he attended a gathering of the Socialist parlia mentary group, of which he was elected president. A coincident strike in a large Paris restaurant also led to unconfirmed reports a general walkout of wait ers and cooks was imminent. The strikers want higher wages and a shorter work week. Girls, 10, Flee “Life in Jail” For Destroying Cashed Checks iu-jcBi -urn (Six id wxiu suugxit , to escape the consequences of what they feared was "terrible crime"— tearing up $5,000 In canceled checks —were back home last night after five hours of hide-and-seek with police and their frantic parents. The girls—Julia Ann Scrivener, 434-A Warner street, and June Gwin, 438-A Warner street—told a breath taking story of their flight which was exceeded only by their actual experi ences for the hours between 3:30 and >:30 p.m. As soon as they returned home they locked themselves in the bath room of the Gwin home and “talked things over.” Mrs. Gwin. however, listened at the door and overheard the discus sion. _ < t W were is me story tney decided on: “A colored man picked us up in a car. He had a gun and pointed it at us and made us get in his car. As soon as we got in he pointed the gun at us again and made us lie down on the floor so nobody could see us. He took us over in Virginia and a police car chased us. When the colored man saw the cops he made us get out and we ran into the bushes. The police man chased us and caught us and brought us back to the Washington Monument and left us.” The two children decided to leave home they later told a reporter who bribed them with an ice cream cone to “tell all,” because they were afraid they were going to be put in “jail (See GIRLS, Page A-2 ) Soviet Boudoir Train Tested, Has Nursery, Baths, Radios By the Associated press. MOSCOW, May 30.—A Soviet bou doir train, which makes the luxury trains of other European nations look like stage coaches, started on an ex perimental run today. The least of its appointments is a barber shop—capitalistic trains have those. It also carries a nursery car with toys, complete bath compartments, individual radios and a train crew dressed in the manner of Broadway doormen. Passengers may rent pajamas and slippers aboard the train in order to travel in all the comforts of their own boudoirs. Each passenger is provided with radio earphones. If he or she pre 4 ten, the steward wui msian a pos able phonograph beside the passen ger’s chair and fetch whatever records are desired. Each of the chairs can be sepa rated from the others by curtains, providing perfect solitude for those who like it. Women may obtain needles, thread and yarns with which to while away the time, merely for the asking. A tailor shop is ready for business at all hours, so no one need arrive at the end of the Journey in wrinkled or soiled clothing. And the trainmen don “parade” uniforms with white shirts and stiff collars before the train pulls into any large cities. The boudoir train left Moscow to day for its initial run to Sochi, the Summer resort is the Crimea. * * • McMahon Wins Star Marathon And Becomes Olympic Choice Sets Mark as He Gains A.A.U. Crotvn—Kelley Close Second. BY W. R. McCALLUM. RUNNING sturdily across the finish line, skinny little Wil liam T. McMahon, an unem ployed nickel-plater from Worcester, Mass., yesterday won the National Ameteur Athletic Union mar athon championship.'sponsored by The Evening Star, and with it a place on the United States Olympic team, which will go to Berlin a few weeks hence. The 26-year-old mechanic from Massachusetts finished 300 yards in front of Johnny Kelley of Arlington, Mass., in record time, breaking the existing A. A. U. record by more than five minutes. Fifteen thousand persons, gathered at the finish line at the Zero Mile stone south of the White House, saw the 119-pound winner dash up a rope lined lane and finish like a man who has just run a dash, instead of a grueling marathon of more than 26 miles. Other thousands, grouped along the route of the race from its start at Mount Vernon, witnessed a thrilling duel for victory between McMahon, Kelley and Pat Dengis of Baltimore, last year's winner. Borne on flying heels that enabled him to shatter the record, McMahon walked calmly from the finish line to a Bed Cross tent, where he dropped on a cot to rest a few moments be fore being called to the microphone, where he told the world what a happy man he was. A few minutes later he received the big gold trophy from the hands of Dr. Hans Luther, German Ambassador to the United States, who (Continued on page B-6, column 1.) WILLIAM T. McMAHON. Worcester, Mass., crossing the finish line to win The Evening Star Marathon. —Star Staff Photo.