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CLIPPER READING
..
Kieran Expecting to Be in
t New York Four Days
£ Behind Schedule.
BY LEO KIERAN.
By Wireless to 'flu Star
ON BOARD THE CHINA CLIP
PER, EN ROUTE TO WAKE ISLAND,
October 21—At 6:28 this morning,
Capt. Ralph Dahlstrom scudded the
China Clipper along the crests of a
considerable sea-swell, and, 59 seconds
later, the giant airliner slapped
against the last crest and vaulted into
the air. Within a few seconds, the
huge ship banked lazily over *he
sleepy village of Sumay. Guam, and
headed on its course for Wake Island,
1,522 miles away. *
My scheduled tour around the world
thus is merrily approaching its end.
The half-way mark is well behind and
the rest seems all down hill. There
has been but one interruption, in the
form of a four days' delay at Manila
because of a typhoon, and so I ex
pect to be back in New York just
four days behind my original sched
ule. The trip has never approached
atunt proportions and could be dupli
cated at standard fares by anybody.
18 Persons Are on Board.
There are 18 persons aboard, 7 of
them being -members of the crew and
the others press correspondents. At
Manila, I joined the correspondents
for the China Clipper’s return flight
to San Francisco, after the wait of
four days following my arrival in
Manila from Hongkong.
The passengers and membersjif the
crew were royally entertained last
night by Gov. Benjamin V. Mc
Candlish at Guam. Even before leav
ing the dock, each of us was present
ed with a sample of native handiwork.
Later we were guests at a dinner, at
which local officials, Comdr. Robert
A. Kelly, Capt. Spencer Higgins of
the Naval Hospital. Col. A. E. Randall,
Lieut. Carl Thieme and their wives
welcomed the first passengers on the
new ocean airline.
We were abed early and up seem
ingly earlier. There were scattered
clouds hanging low on the horizon all
around, but brilliant Stars shone di
rectly overhead. After breakfast, a
rolling ride in a motorboat to the
Clipper, anchored off-shore, gave an
Indication of what was to come.
Taxis Through Reefs.
Capt. Dahlstrom taxied carefully
through a maze of coral reefs Into
deeper waters, where a swell that rose
more than 15 feet made the 24-ton
craft rise and fall like an elevator
shuttling up and down in a one-story
building. At last, he wheeled the
ship, opened the throttles, and. rid
ing the swells like a surfboard rider,
headed in-shore, jumping from one to
the next but touching each with ever
lightening impact. In 59 seconds the
wings finally rose and swung majesti
cally over the wooded knolls of the
harbor peninsula.
In a few minutes, the 30-mile Island
disappeared astern as the ship rose
over a low layer of cotton-ball cumu
lus clouds and began the third from
the last day’s run on the Pacific flight
to San Francisco.
My trip, since my arrival in Manila,
has begun to assume the air of a fete
at each of the landing spots. My of
ficial welcomers at Manila included
High Commissioner J. Weldon Jones.
President Manuel Quezon and others.
Then, after a continuous round of
social events, came the semi-official
gathering at Guam. I expect little
In the nature of similar festivities,
howrever, until we reach Hawaii, as
the next two stops. Wake and Midway
Islands, are sparsely settled.
My clothing is sadly depleted, and
my money even more so, but I will
need none until I reach New York.
tCopyrlsht. 1936 by the So. ih Amencao
Newspaper Alliance. Inc.)
D. C. HEALTH CENTER
APPROVED BY FORUM
Columbia Heights Citizens Also
Favor Change in Hours
for Firemen.
The Citizens’ Forum of Columbia
Heights last night approved a health
center for the District and a change
In the District firemen’s hours, pro
viding the action necessitated no In
crease in local taxes.
Dr. Lyman F. Kebler, chairman of
the Forum Public Safety and Health
Committee, introduced a motion in
dorsing in principle the idea of a Dis
trict health center.
Under present conditions firemen
Work a 10-hour day shift and 14-hour
night shift. The resolution approved
proposed that a change be made to
provide three shifts of eight hours
each. The resolution was adopted at
the request of the Bradbury Heights
Citizens’ Association. Both resolutions
Included the tax-increase stipulation.
Dr. Kebler and Dr. C. J. Fernald
were nominated for president at the
meeting in the Powell Junior High
School. Other nominations were: Les
ter T. Walter, Oliver E. Foulk and
William L. Ford, first vice president;
Mrs. C. J. Fernald, second vice presi
dent; Charles S. Easterling, chaplain;
William L. Ford, secretary; Sparrel
A. Wood, treasurer, and Burd W.
Payne and A. M. Edwards as dele
gates to the Federation of Citizens’
Associations. Officers are to be elect
ed at the‘November meeting.
ALUMNI TO CELEBRATE
V. M. I. 97TH BIRTHDAY
Smoker to Be Held Wednesday
Evening, November 11, at
Army and Navy Club.
Virginia Military Institute alumni
will celebrate the 87th anniversary or
the rounding of the college by a
smoker Wednesday evening, November
11, at the Army and Navy Club. Gen.
Richard Coke Marshall, local chap
ter president, will preside. A motion
picture of the cadet corps will be
shown by Humphrey Daniel, vice
president.
Final arrangements will be com
pleted at the regular monthly lunch
eon Monday, November 3. at the club.
The committee includes Stuart B.
Marshall, chairman; J. Carroll Noell,
James Greene, Robert Norman, Dud
ley Rucker, Tucker Wilkins, Frank
Grimes, Dr. Llewellyn Powell, R. C.
Marshall, Jr., and G. Adams Howard.
Since the founding of V. M. L in
1839 there have been only five super
intendents. These are Gens. Francis
Smith, Shipp, Nirhols, Cocke and Le
jeune, the latter being at present the
head.
A
Washington
Wayside
Tales
Random Observations
of Interesting Events
and Things.
ACIDULOUS.
RANK P. CARTWRIGHT, re
search authority on lumber, its
substitutes, by-products and
preservatives, ran into an inci
dent on his recent trip over America
which was far removed from trees or
splinters He was climbing upward
toward the top floor of one of those
skyscraper hotels in an elevator occu
pied by several women.
They apparently were in the me
tropolis only for the day and had made
the wrong choice of clothes to bring
along. Indeed, so busy were they be
moaning the absence of a "vestee" and
the flowered foulard that they were
carried past their floor.
"And they gave thsm the vote,”
hissed the elevator operator out of the
side of his mouth to Mr. Cartwright,
who had never realized before how im
portant dress could be to womankind.
* * * *
FIREPLACE.
A fireplace in the yard is a
romantic sounding thing, with its
suggestion of broiled steaks, gath
erings of one’s friends and the like.
That, however, is before you build
it. Long before the last brick is
placed, the romance is dead, your
fingers are lacerated and you have
begun to remember the smoky
flavor of food so cooked. So says
A. Stanley Moreau who has just
gone through the fireplace phase of
home ownership.
Even after the fireplace was built
and his wounds had begun to heal,
the possibilities of-joyous use dimi
nished when it was realized that
wood had to be gathered and a
dozen other details managed.
So, the Moreau fireplace has be
come just an incinerator.
* * * *
LAURELS.
/'’’HARLES E. TROTT, long-promi
^ nent official of the Hyattsville
Volunteer Fire Department, unwittingly
won a prize at the town’s recent golden
jubilee celebration.
Trott, who Is broad of girth, walked
from the far end of Magruder Field,
where various events were being
staged, just after two other "avoirdu
pois boys" had staged a fat man's
race, a feature of the program.
I
Like the proverbial chicken Trott
had Just walked “to get on the other
side,*’ but when he arrived the Judge*
handed him a ribbon much to his sur
prise and explained it was for finish
ing third in the fat man's race.
* * * a
WAIL.
TN COMING to the conclusion that
human nature is a funny thing, an
operative who has no feeling of having
made an important discovery never
theless wants to tell the story of an
executive operating in a somewhat
technical held in Washington.
It is the sad plaint of the executive
in question that no one ever has writ
ten a textbook dealing with certain
fundamentals of his craft. The result,
of course, is that the needed lessons
have to be passed on from generation
to generation by word of mouth.
Sometimes, the words get pretty bad.
“Why don't you write such a book?"
some one asked the big cry-baby the
other day.
"What? And spoil the fun of bawl
ing them out?” he wanted to know.
* * * *
COMFORT.
'T'HOSE who march along conserva
1 tively with the chair designers
of the past may find a chuckle in an
incident which occurred the other
night in a place of amusement which
has gone modernistic in its seating
equipment.
In the midst of a tense scene in the
drama being slid along the face of the
movie screen, a voice spoke loudly and
disconcertingly from the middle of the
house. Consternation, or maybe it was
only curiosity, reigned until an usher
restored quiet by gently waking a cus
tomer who, having fallen asleep in
the comfortable seat, began to speak
the nonsensical phrases of the un
conscious.
* * * *
NO REFORMS.
Apparently there is this much to
be said for the musty odor of
Police Court, that when one be
comes accustomed to it, one is
peculiarly sensitive to change. It
was this unanticipated aspect of
human nature which cast a tragic
shadow over the recent well-con
ceived plan of one of the scribes
down there to substitute a new
scent for the ancient lack of fra
grance around the building.
The scribe in Question figured
that what Police Court needed was
incense. Incense he got. spread
around the place, and waited de
velopments. He did not wait long,
merely until the first legal nose
poked .itself through the first door
way- behind which the reporter’s
incente burned.
One tniff and the lawyer's ex
pression turned to one of anger.
"What idiot," he snarled, "thought
that one up?"
PRESSMEN ELECT
Baxter E. Wood Chosen President
tor Ensuing IS Months.
Pressmen’s Union, No. 6, has elected
Baxter E. Wood of the Washington
Post president for the ensuing yeai.
Other officers are: John B. Raffo,
Star, vice president; William J.
Stewart, Star, recording secretary;
David (Murdock, jr„ Labor, secretary
treasurer; Paul Fenton, Daily News,
sergeant at arms; Prank Fitzgerald,
Dally News, correspondent to Amer
“ i
Columbia Island Project and
New Bridge Also on
Boards’ Agenda.
A Joint meeting of the Fine Arts
and National Capital Park and Plan
ning Commissions Friday will con
sider parking in the grand plaza,
east of the Department of Commerce,
and construction of Columbia Island
Plaza and the new boundary channel
bridge, as well as the projected flood
control levee in West Potomac Park.
Plans have been prepared for
underground parking in the grand
plaza, which is bounded by the De
partment of Commerce, the District
Building, the Post Office Department
and Interstate Commerce Commission
Buildings and the Labor Department.
A memorial fountain to Oscar
Straus is to be placed in the center
of the plaza, and the Treasury De
partment will start this improvement
program as soOn as funds are avail
able.
The planners, at a separate meet
ing, will consider further staggering
of working hours to relieve traffic con
gestion. Studies made by William A.
Van Duzer, District traffic director,
showing peak hour traffic conditions,
will be submitted.
Roosevelt
(Continued From First Page.)
in a hundred directions at once, for
imagination, for willingness to face
facts.
“Because it was a modern machine
it needed money in circulation to get
it going and keep it going. There
fore, we had to obtain purchasing
power for the farmer, work for the
unemployed, loans to industry, safety
and courage for banks.
"How much did we spend? Enough
to get results—enough to be sure not
to fail. There would have been no
second chance if we had failed once.
“You and I are used to venturing
capital to gain profits. And in these
three and a half years our venture has
succeeded.
“Prosperity measured in dollars is
coming back. There are none among
you to deny it. But there is a higher
measure for prosperity—the measure
of permanency—the measure of se
curity.
“We seek not the prosperity of 1929.
but the kind which will mean to every
American family an assurance of
safety of the home, safety of old age,
safety of savings, safety of employ
ment.
Stumps by Automobile.
Stumping from town to town in the
back seat of an automobile, the Presi
dent will cover much of the populous
industrial area northeast of New York
in a two-day drive.
After making his bid for the votes
of New England, he will rush back
: to Washington for a week end de
: voted to official business.
The President told reporters he has
no plans now for swinging into Indi
i ana, Ohio and Pennsylvania after
! the New England trip.
[ Aides said the President had as yet
made no major political plans for
next week except the wind-up speech
he will make in Madison Square Gar
den, New York City, a week from
Saturday night.
Driving tnrougn New England, tne
President decided to make at least
a half-dozen informal speeches beside
the major address in the Worcester
Auditorium. Talka in front of the
State capitols in Providence and
Hartford, on Boston Common, and
briefly from his automobile at Fall
River and New Bedford, Mass., were
included in the schedule. The Presi- [
dent planned to tour through
See Iconic, Fall River, New Bedford,
iFairhaven, Taunton, Taunton Green,
Bridgewater, Brockton, Abington,
Holbrook and Quincy to Boston, then
on to Worcester for tonight’s address
by way of Cambridge, Watertown,
Waltham. Weston, Wayland, Sudbury
and Marlboro.
Resting overnight in Worcester, he
will take up the trail tomorrow morn
ing to Hartford, Middletown, Meriden,
Waterbury, Naugatuck, Seymour and
New Haven. At New Haven, he will
lunch with Dr. Harvey Cushing, driv
ing afterward through Bridgeport.
Norwalk and Darien to Stamford,
where he will entrain for Washington.
Against Regimentation.
“You have been told of regimenta
tion. I am opposed to the kind of
regimentation under which you labored
and suffered in the days of the false
prosperity and in the days of the great
depression.
“We believe that people are even
more Important than machines. We
believe that the material resources of
America should serve the human re
sources of America.
"We will not again allow people to
be regimented by selfish minorities
into bankruptcies and breadlines.
“I wish that on this visit I might
stay longer. But I know Rhode Island,
Its cities, its farms, its waters and its
valleys. I carry to you the same mes
sage I have given in the West and In
the South—you are a vital and neces
sary part of a united whole. Your
Federal Government seeks your well
being for your own sake and for the
sake of your sister States.”
Miss Sarah Shriner with Fireman J. W. Brandenberg of No.
16 Engine Co., as firemen prepared to lend a hand to the Tu
berculosis Association in its annual Christmas Seal drive. The
firemen, who are helping to prepare the seals for mailing, are
aided by uniformed nurses and members of the association.
—Underwood A Underwood Photos.
NEW DEAL HELD
John W. Davis Declares It
Has No Claim on Any
Democrat.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, October 21.—John W.
Davis. Democratic candidate for Presi
dent in 1924, held today the New Deal
“has no just claim, simply because of
party membership, on the support of
any Democrat."
“Whatever it is or is not, whatever
it holds of good or bad.” the attorney
said, "one thing is certain; the New
Deal U not Democratic as the Demo
cratic party has hitherto employed
that word."
He asserted there was only one
course open to the voter “who still
holds to tha creed of Democratic lib
eralism: To stand up, speak up and
on election day take his judgment and
his conscience with him Into the pol
ling place and make his protest good." i
Davis’ first address of the campaign
was broadcast nationally last night un
der the sponsorship of the National
Jeffersonian Democrats.
Davis explained that he spoke be
cause his position as a former head of
his party's national ticket made It im-!
possible for him to remain “entirely
silent"
The former nominee contended the
record of the Roosevelt administration
shows "the moat callous disregard of !
party principles, platform promises and
personal pledges in all the history of
American politics."
He protested especially against laws
“passed in violation of constitutional
provisions." the "surrender" by Con
gress of Us powers to the President;
the appropriation of billions of dollars
"with a carefree hand," with the dis
posal of the funds placed at the dls
cretion of the Executive; a "swollen” i
public pay roll, a "mounting burden"
of taxation. Federal entry into private
enterprise and “persistent and unre
mitting” effort to regiment the social
and economic life of the Nation.
"Every legitimate reform can be
wrought out within the structure of
the Constitution by the machinery it
provides,” Davis said. "But the very
life of the Nation demands that the
Constitution shall be obeyed It has
not been obeyed, either in letter or in
spirit, during the last three years.
It will never be obeyed by the two
men who seek, in pursuit of greater j
power and glory, to centralize in their
own hands in Washington dominion
over the economic, industrial and
social life of the continent."
Davis also spoke against the principle
of “taxation to encourage a wider dis
tribution of wealth.” This, he held, "is
as foreign an intruder into the body of
democratic or American doctrine as
the expropriation of all property under
a communistic regime. It is com
munism in all but name."
Landon
(Continued From First Page.)
and "seemed obsessed with the Idea
that it had a mandate to direct and
control American business, American
agriculture and American life.”
"They tried to tell our farmers how
much they could plant and how much
they could not plant,” the Kansan
said.
“They tried to tell our business
men how much they could produce
and under what conditions they could
run their business.
"They tried to tell labor who could
and who could not represent them In
negotiations with their employers.
“Was this an undermining of our
liberties?"
The crowd roared. "Yes.”
Landon asserted the administration
“resented any criticism” and "cracked
the whip on those individuals who re
fused to be led like sheep,” adding:
“And when the Supreme Court de
clared its methods unconstitutional
the administration actually tried to
bring the Supreme Court Into disrepute
• • • Even the President joined in
this undermining attack.
"The President predicted disaster it
his plans were held unconstitutional, ’
the speaker said. "They were held
unconstitutional. Now. he claims credit
for the improvement that followed.
He says ‘we planned it that way.’ ”
Laughter echoed through the great
stadium.
Makes Gestures With Fist.
Hammering home his attack upon
“abuse of the power of Government.'’ I
Landon used his right fist in choppy
gestures as he said, "All business men
under the Blue Eagle, were faced with
arbitrary enforcements of arbitrary
interpretations of arbitrary rules—
rules not made by Congress, but oy
some appointed subordinate sitting at |
a desk in Washington, and fumbling
with the business of the country.”
"One way of stamping out unfair |
trade practices and monopoly was
pointed by Justice Cardozo in his con- i
curring opinion of the N. R. A. de-*|
clsion of the Supreme Court,” Landon
continued.
"The learned Justice said: 'If codes
of fair competition are codes elimi
nating ••unfair" methods of competi- I
tion ascertained upon inquiry to pre
vail in one Industry or another, there
is no unlawful delegation of legislative
functions when the President is di
rected to inquire into such practices '
and denounce them when discovered.'
For many years a like power has been
committed to the Federal Trade Com
mission with the approval of this court
in a long series of decisions.’ ”
Turning to Federal spending, the
Republican leader declared "the Chief
Executive" has not hesitated to use
the power given by "eight times as
much discretionary spending power as
was given to all of his predecessors 1
together in 143 years of our history.”
"There is unmistakable evidence."
Landon asserted, "that these vast
funds have been used to force Con
gressmen and Senators to support
administration measures." "to prevent
criticism by officials and representa
tives of local communities” and “to
prevent freedom of choice at the polls."
"Nothing can be more shameful than
the way some of these Federal funds
have been distributed,” the Kansan
said, while the crowd roared, mingling
applause and booes.
“Relief funds have been used in an
attempt to force our less fortunate
fellow citizens to vote for the return i
of this administration to power. Does
this undermine our freedom?"
Again the crowd roared. "You bet;
your life,” "I'll say it does” and “Yes,
yes.”
LINDEMANN ADDRESS
CHANGED TO FRIDAY (
Second Lecture of Series Will Be
on “Building a Better
Civilization.”
Change of date for the address of
Dr. Edouard C. Lindemann from
Thursday until 11 a m. Priday was
announced today by the CouncU of
Social Agencies,
under whose au
spices he will de
liver the second
of a series of lec
tures on "Build
ing a Better Civi
lization ”
Mrs. William A.
Slade, prominent
educational and
welfare worker,
will preside at
the meeting of
volunteer social
workers in the
United States Mri, sus«.
Chamber of Coqj*
merce Building.
Mrs. John Jay O’Connor, chairman
ot the council'* Committee on Vol
unteers, which arranged the series,
announced Dr. Ljndemann would de
liver the third lecture October 29.
Mrs. Harper Sibley, chairman of the
National Women’s Committee of the
Mobilization for Human Needs, will
close the series with a speech on No
vember 6.
Grand Jury
(Continued From First Page.)
hinted several weeks ago when the
Board of County Commissioners
ordered photostatic copies of all po
lice flies at the Insistence of Lebowitz.
This order was rescinded at the next
meeting.
The Investigators have limited their
study to the more serious traffic
charges, such as exceeding 60 miles
per hour and driving under the in
fluence of liquor.
Lebowitz and Newrath, it was under
stood, presented only part of their
data yesterday. The Jury's move in
summoning the records was not
prompted by any specific complaints.
More Than Routine.
State’s Attorney Alan Bowie last
night admitted that the investigation
was “more than a routine matter.”
Crowley, who presented the police
“blotter,” the bond book and all com
mitment papers yesterday, said:
“If any irregularities exist in my
department I am not aware of them.
Of course, something might happen,
but I know of nothing wrong.”
The Keystone attorneys are at
tempting to locate 61 persons ar
rested by county police for collection
of additional data. Their namee ap
pear in an advertisement in the classi
fied section of today's Star,
Gasoline consumption Is at an all-,
time high In Great Britain.
1
———i I
The National Scene
i
BY ALICE ROOSEVELT LONGWORTH.
CINCINNATI, October 21.—The most recent confirmation of
charges that the New Deal has lodged despotic power in the
Chief Executive is made by a man who knows what he Is
| talking about. It comet rrom Gen. Johnson,
who while head of N. R. A. proclaimed “eco
nomic death” for any one who ignored the
caw of the blue eagle, now, forecasting the re
election of Mr. Roosevelt, the general says:
“It does not lie in his nature to forgive easily.
But be must forgive. No Thaddeus Stevens re
venge and treating them like ‘conquered prov
inces’."
In other words, Oen. Johnson reveals his ap
prehension that Mr. Roosevelt will employ puni
tive measures against those who have opposed
him, and what Is worse, that he has the power
whmbhhhhi jq act. He recommends m enect tnat our
AHw L*"rw,Ttk. ruler should declare an amnesty for potential
political prisoners.
It is far too much Bice an appeal for "the king’s mercy’’ to
erring subjects to be acceptable to independent American citizen*.
• iCnprrtsht, ItM.t
A ' * -
GREEN PROPOSES
PLAN FOR SEATTLE
Action Follows Failure of
Newspaper and Strikers
to Reach Terms.
B* the Associated Press.
William Green, president of the
American Federation of Labor, today
submitted to representatives of the
American Newspaper Guild, the Seat
tle Post-Intelligencer and the Seattle
Central Labor Body a plan for settle
ment of the strike at the Washington
newspaper plant. Terms of the pro
posal were not made public.
Green's decision to follow this
course was made yesterday after col
lapse of negotiations between Harvey
J. Kelley, counsel for the paper, and
representatives of the Central Body
and the Guild.
John P. Prey of the federation pre
sided over the conferences, which
were under way simultaneously with
a quarterly session of the Executive
Council. The council, concerning It
self principally with preparation of
Its report .to the November conven
tion of the federation, expected to
end its session today.
No Concessions Offered.
After the strike negotiations ended,
the Guild issued a statement which
said, in part:
‘‘The management has refused to
make a single concession which would
involve any improvement of conditions
over those obtaining prior to the
strike.”
Kelley told reporters he had submit
ted a statement to Prey saying that
before the strike, there was no demand
for increased wages or a change In
working conditions, and that Post
Intelligencer wages were the best in
Seattle.
me buiiu siaiemeni saia me man
agement had refused all offers of arbi
tration.
"It has refused to make any satis
factory guarantee against discrimina
tion,'’ the guild added. "It has refused
not only to recognize the guild, but
even to mention It in any agreement.
"The management has refused to
make any disposal of the cases of
Philip Everhardt Armstrong and Frank
M. Lynch, who were discharged for
guild activity. It has refused to recog
nise the principle of minimum wages
for various classes of editorial em
ployes.
"In the negotiations the management
flatly stated It would give nothing the
strikers did not have before.”
Contentions Submitted.
Among the contentions which Kelley
said ne had submitted to the chair
man of the peace conference were:
1. That 26 of 82 editorial employes
struck August 13 to compel reinstate
ment of two men.
2. That the Post-Intelligencer plant
was closed as a result.
3. That there was no Issue before
the A. F. of L. Council except termina
tion of the ’’ill-advised” strike: that
six printing trades unions’ members in
the plant were being deprived of a
living.
4. That the management had gone
as far as it could m agreeing to rein
state all strikers and to consider all
difficulties affecting the strikers by
direct negotiation.
5. That all matters except termina
tion of the strike and resumption' of
the paper's publication should be re
feired to Seattle lor local determina
tion.
HEARST VIEWPOINT GIVEN.
NEW YORK. October 21 OP).—H
M. Bltner. general manager of Hearst
Newspapers, last night issued the fol
lowing statement in connection with
the collapse at Washington of nego
tiations to settle a strike by the Amer
ican Newspaper Guild against the
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a Hearst
publication.
"Twenty - six. principally junior
members of the Seattle Post-Intelli
gencer news stall, of a total of 82
members, struck on August 13 in an
attempt to compel reinstatement ol
two members of the staff, who had
been discharged for cause. The two
men discharged had submitted their
cases to the National Labor Relations
Board previous to the action of the
strikers.
“Without waiting for a determina
tion of the case, which the manage
ment immediately went in to defend,
the strike was called.
"No question was raised by the
strikers with regard to hours, wages
or working conditions. The standards
in these respects on the Seattle Post
Intelligencer were among the highest
in Seattle and the northwest area.
•The Hearst newspapers are the
largest employers of union labor in
the printing trades in this country,
and in continuation of their many
years of friendly relationship with
these unions and the American Fed
eration of Labor, have sought to co
operate with the executives of the
American Federation of Labor in a
desire to find a solution to the present
difficulties.
“Mr. Green has indicated that the
American federation has com
municated with the publisher of the
paper and with the Seattle Central
Labor Council, conveying suggestions
by the Executive Committee of the
American Federation of Labor.
“This recommendation has not yet
been received, and not knowing what
it contains, we are not in a position to
comment on it.
"The management of the Post-In
telligeneer has endeavored to meet
all reasonable demands and has in
dicated its willingness to take back,
without prejudice or discrimination,
the striking employes, even though
neither in court nor in the National
Labor Relations Board has there been
a finding that the two men were not
rightfully discharged.
"The management of any Hearst
newspaper cannot endanger its aerv
tces to its readers in the accuracy of
Its news, nor the Independence of its
editorial policy, by giving any pref
erence to any organization in the
selection of its editorial or reportorial
suit.”
MISS SALLIE PRICE, 47,
DIES IN HARRISONBURG.

LURAY, Va„ October 31.—Miss
Sallle Price, 47, member of a promi
nent Virginia family, died suddenly
at Rockingham Memorial Hospital In
Harrisonburg yesterday. She lived
with her mother and brother at his
toric Port Long, near Luray, where
on occasions she allowed tourists tot
view the unusual revolutionary fort
preserved by her family.
Burial will take place tomorrow, i
She is survived by her mother, Mrs.
Mattie Price, and three brothers, Sam
uel Price, Roanoke attorney; C. D.
Price of Luray, president of the Vir
ginia State canners. and Junta! Price,
Federal bousing official.
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Bottle Striking
txindon Car Gets
Student Arrested
Los 4ngeles 16-Year-Old
Denies Intending to
Injure Any One.
Br tbs Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES, October 21—John
B. Dobbins, 16, a high school student,
was arrested last night after, officers
reported, an empty liquor bottle
struck the automobile occupied by
Gov. Alf M. London.
Sergt. D. O. Towns said the youth
was booked on charges of suspicion
of assault with intent to do bodily
harm and turned over to Juvenile au
thorities for questioning.
The Incident occurred as the Re
publican presidential nominee left
the coliseum after delivering en ad
dress.
Officers later quoted young Dobbins
as saying he had thrown the bottle
about 10 feet ahead of the Landon
automobile and denying any Intent
of injuring anyone.
Woodward & Lothrop Is
Highest in Selling Power
Through Newspapers.
The annual Socrates award of
Retail-Ad News, which goes every year
to the American department store
demonstrating the greatest ability "to
maintain a high degree of selling
power in daily newspaper advertising.”
has been won by Woodward & Lothrop,
it was announced today.
In recent years Woodward &
Lothrop has stood high in the Socrates
ratings, but 1936 is the first year the
store was placed flrst, according to
James W. Hardey, advertising mana
ger, The honor places the 56-year
old firm ahead of Filene’s of Boston,
Marshall Fields of Chicago and
Macy’s of New York, which were
among the first 10.
The award to Woodward & Lothrop
was based on the following qualities
of iu advertising:
1. "More than any other store we
know, its advertising is tailor-made
to fit the personality of the store and
its city. To create advertising that
mirrors an institution rather than
suggests a market place, is the aim
of a good many stores. Few achieve
it to the extent that Woodward &
Lothrop do.”
Appearance a Factor.
2. Appearance, copy content, illus
trations and stressing of necessity
in appealing to buyers.
3. Advertising "by departments” in
the store.
4. Presentation of women’s mer
chandise, with special reference to
script headlines.
Hardey said the firm sought to
keep its advertising at all times on
an interesting, informative and factual
basis, always accurate and with a
complete absence of ballyhoo.
"There is still a lot to be done in
improving the standard of advertis
ing," Hardey said, “despite progress
already made in getting away from
bold, bald claims in advertising copy.
Tremendous strides have been made
in the appearance and art work and
in an intelligent presentation to the
public, with full regard for the in
telligence and education of the buyers.
Policies and Principles.
“The set-up we use for gathering
advertising is very much like the
reportorial stall of a newspaper, even
though the advertising is planned a
month in advance, which the news
paper cannot do with its news. We
try to keep in mind always the poli
cies and principles that have actuated
the business progressively through its
56 years—to properly interpret pro
gressive conservatism and to have the
advertising truly reflect the spirit of
the store.”
Hardey said Woodward & Loth
rop believes in simplicity in ad
vertising rather than sensationalism;
facts, not superlatives: avoidance of
generalities: understating, rather than
overstating; being truthful, not boast
ful; making every advertisement a
word picture, and beginning all over
again when an advertisement has
only cleverness to commend It.
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MRS. MARY MUNCASTER
EXPIRES AT RESIDENCE
Widow of Dr. Muncaster Will Be
Buried in Rock Creek
Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Rittenhouse Muncaster.
84, widow of Dr Otho Muncaster.
tor 30 years a practicing physician
here, died yesterday after a short
illness.
Mrs. Muncaster. a resident here for
many years, was the daughter of the
late Dr. Charles Nourse. Presbyterian
minister. She is survived by two
daughters. Mrs. Harry S. Brown of the
Argyle Apartments and Mrs. Philip 1
Van Slckler. North Fork, Va„ and
six grandchildren. Dr. Muncaster
died about 15 years ago.
Funeral services will be held at
3 p.m. tomorrow In the Church of
the Pilgrims, Twenty-second and P
streets. Burial will be in Rock Creek
Cemetery.
Word Blindness Treated.
London surgeons are devising spe
cial treatment for children who have
been found unable to read, although
they can write from dictation. They
are suffering from word blindness,
medically known as “subcortical;
alexia," due to imperfect development
of the left side of the brain, where the
visual memory center for words is sit
uated.
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Red Changes Hotel Room
After Being Showered
With Eggs.
E? the Associated Press.
TERRE HAUTE. Ind.. October 21 —
Earl Browder, Communist candidate
for President, changed rooms in a
hotel here today after receiving a
warning, he said, from Police Chief
James C. Yates that a mob "might
attempt to ride him out of town.”
Police were stationed about the hotel,
but there was no congregation in the
vicinity. Meanwhile the Communist
candidate Inveighed against the crowd
that laid down the rotten-egg and
ripe-tomato barrage last night which
drove him from the radio station
where he was scheduled to deliver a
party address.
Wearing a suit spattered with stains,
Browder, breakfasted In the hotel with
party associates, to whom he said:
"Who led the mob which prevented
me from getting into the station to
make my radio address last night?
That is the question.
Recognized Several.
"We think we can establish that.
When I tried to get Into the doorwav
leading to the station I recognized
several people. I shook hands with
H. C. Collins, secretary of the Vigo
County Law and Order League, anJ
was he nonplussed?
"I also saw in the crowd B. F. Small,
one of the attorneys appearing for the
defense in the injunction case which
I had in court here yesterday.”
Browder said he planned to remain
I in Terre Haute until disposition of the
! injunction Vase in which he asked a
court order to prevent interference by
local authorities with his plan to speak
here. A hearing was held yesterday,
but the case was taken under advise
ment by Judge Albert Owens.
Browder now has pending in the
courts here damage suits for $50,000
against local officials, based on his
arrest three weeks ago on a vagrancy
charge when he came here for a first
attempt to deliver a radio address.
Tells What He Meant to Say.
Browder earlier released for publica
tion the speech he was unable to •
make. In it he urged the American
people to "stamp out the tyranny
which Hearst, the Liberty League and
the Republican party seeks to estab
lish.” also directing a shaft at Presi
dent Roosevelt with:
"We Communists have repeatedly
told labor leaders, progressives and lib
erals, that they cannot rely upon
Roosevelt to save the country from
Hearstism. The only way to keep him
from making a fieal with the Liberty
Leaguers is thi*ugh independent or
ganization and independent action of
the people against their greatest
enemy. Wall street.”
The candidate was to have given '
his speech here at 11 o’clock last
night, but an hour before the time
for the address the street in'front of
the radio station and the stairway*
leading to the studio were jammed
with citizens.
Meets Barrage.
When Browder arrived in a taxicab,
the shower of eggs and tomatoes start
ed. When he saw it was impossible to
enter the station, he went back to
his hotel.
The injured included Harold Harris
of Louisville. Ky., an Associated Pres*
photographer, struck several times as
he attempted to take a picture of the
crowd His camera was knocked from
his hands.
During the disturbance a tiny, 5-foot
girl, Miss Sylvia Penner of Indianap
olis who said she was a "Communist
party worker,” crowded Into a hall
leading to the station studio and of
fered to substitute for Browder.
Station officials turned down her
oiler, however, on advice of attorneys.
DEATH IN CAVE-IN
PROBED BY CORONER
Charles West, Victim at Sewage
Disposal Plant, Survived
by Widow, 18.
Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald
today was investigating the cave-in of
several tons of earth surrounding a
sewer excavation at the Blue Plains
sewage disposal plant which proved
fatal late yesterday to one plumber
and resulted in serious injury to an
other.
Dr. MacDonald said an inquest will
be held in the death of Orestes Pat
rick Burke. 24, of 3330 Prospect ave
nue, who died in Providence Hospital
of a crushed chest a short time after
fellow workmen extricated him.
Meanwhile, Charles West, 27, of
326 Raleigh place southeast, taken to
Casualty Hospital after the accident,
was reported recovering from severe
head injuries.
The men were installing a pipe in a
deep ditch when the cave-ln occurred.
Burke is survived by his 18-year
old widow and an 18-month-old
daughter.
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FOUR PLAYER GROUPS
TO CONTEST IN FINALS
Names of the four player groups
that will contest for cash prizes m
the one-act play tournament of tha
Community Center will be an
nounced Thursday after presentation
of the last three preliminary plays at
Roosevelt High School at 8.15 p.m.
The cash competitors will contest on
Saturday night.
“Gloria Mundi” will be offered
Thursday by the Jewish Community
Center Theater. "Not Tonight," by the
players of the American Association
of University Women and “A Flitch of
Bacon” by the Eckington Players.
Night Final Delivered by Carrier
Anywhere in the City
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Race Results. Complete Market News of the Day, Latest News :
Plashes from Around the World. Whatever it is. you’ll find
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THE 'TIGHT FINAL SPORTS and SUNDAY STAR—delivered
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