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(U. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.) mr... ._t„ . Pair tonight, tomorrow fair and warm- . 06 Only evening paper er, followed by showers and cooler tomor- in Washington with the row night; gentle winds. Temperatures— r». xt Highest, 72, at 5 p.m. yesterday; lowest, Associated PreSS NqWS 53, at 5 a m. today. and Wirephoto Services. Closing N.Y. Markets—Sales—Page 12 -____, D. C., SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1937—FORTY-TWO PAGES. **_ 04>) Miam Associated Press. TWO CEXTS. HINDENBURG QUIZ OPENED BY NAVY; DEATH OF OFFICER BRINGSTOLL TO 35 Navy Board of Inquiry Con vened as Commerce De partment Plans Its Probe to Start Monday. SHIP'S RADIO CHIEF EXPIRES IN HOSPITAL Capt. Pruss Is Reported Improv ing—Germany Rushes Work on New Airship, but Graf Flights to South America Will Be Sus pended, Dr. Eckener Reveals. By the Associated Press. LAKEHURST. N. J.. May 8 —The Navy Department ordered a court of inquiry convened today to investi gate the destruction of the German airship Hindenburg at the Naval Air Station here with a loss of 35 lives. The public investigation began as soon as announced. The Commerce Department already had arranged for public hearings to start next Monday at the reservation. The members of the board were: Capt. Gordon W. Haines, command er of the Naval Ammunition Depart ment, Fort Mifflin, Pa.; Lieut. Comdr. Roland Mayer of the Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia; Lieut. Comdr. Cornelius V. S. Knox, Naval Air Sta tion, Lakehurst; Lieut. Daniel S. Weintraub, Naval Air Station, was designated recorder. Death Toll Now 35. Two deaths in the early morning raised to 35 the number who lost their lives in the crash of the giant skyliner—pride of Germany's air fleet. The order convening the board in structed it to make a "thorough in vestigation” of "all circumstances sur rounding the disaster.” It was issued by Capt. F. C. Mar tin, acting commandant of the 4th Naval District. Philadelphia. Capt. Haines said he did not know how long the inquiry would require, but would take "at least a few days.” The American Zeppelin Transport Co. announced that with the excep tion of the body of Capt. Ernst Leh mann, all of the crew dead would be returned to Germany as soon as pos sible. Lehmann's body, it was expected, would be held in a Jersey City mor tuary until the arrival of his widow. A son of the couple had died at Easter time. Scope o< Board’s Study. The board's study was to include a report on the number injured, dam age to property, responsibility for the crash and the interest of the United States Government. "The board will report to the Secre tary of the Navy upon the cause and the responsibility for the disaster,” Capt. Haines said. The first witness to be called, he said, will be a ship’s officer by the name of Beuer. The hearing, he said, would parallel the Department of Commerce hearing. Officials later announced that ques tions of procedure would be consid ered first in a closed meeting and that no witnesses would be called until Monday at 10 a m. William Speck, chief radio officer of the airship tfhich plunged in flames upon the Lakehurst Naval Air Sta tion grounds here Thursday night at the end of its first crossing of the year, succumbed in a New York hos pital. A German passenger, Erich Knocher, died at Asbury Park. The man who commanded the ship on 10 safe voyages to Lakehurst from Germany last year—Capt. Ernst Leh mann—died last night. Capt. Pruss Better. Capt. Max Pruss of the airship was reported improved today in a New York hospital, where he was removed last night. His condition was still serious, however. Officials strove today to correlate evi dence that ultimately may establish the cause of the shattering explosions and billowing fire which sent the (See HINDENBURG, Page~A-T)— -• Jacobites Foiled In Effort to Name Rupprecht6King9 ____________ Oxford Prevents Dem onstration Led by 20-Year-Old. By the Associated Press. OXFORD, England. May 8.—Ox ford University authorities today frustrated a Jacobite demonstration scheduled at Martyrs Memorial to proclaim Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria "King of England.” Peter Geach, 20-year-old, pink cheeked leader of Oxford Jacobites, had prepared a proclamation acclaim ing Rupprecht as the British monarch and denouncing “a certain George Windsor” as a pretender to the throne. Geach is an advocate of the resto ration of the Stuart line of kings. One of his supporters was arrested yesterday and fined a pound sterling ($5) by the university’s proctors. There were no indications that au thorities considered today’s meeting anything more than a "student’s stunt.” No police or troops were in evidence to put down the "rebellion.” Geach, before the meeting, said he feared a ‘‘riotous crowd” would gather. The demonstration passed, however, without even bicycle riders along the street knowing the little group of students were awaiting the proclama tion of a ‘‘new monarch.” m + Italy Bans British Newspapers And Boycotts Coronation News Only Three Publications Excluded, as All Correspondents Are Ordered Home From London. By the Associated Press. ROME, May 8.—All but three Eng lish newspapers were banned from Italy today and all Italian newspaper correspondents In London were ordered home. These measures—and a semi-official press boycott of next Wednesday’s coronation of King George VI—is in answer to what the Italian press has bitterly termed a "campaign of lies” in British newspapers about Italy, particularly in regard to Italian de feats in Spain. They also reply to the British ac tion in inviting a representative of Haile Selassie, conquered Ethiopian Emperor, to the coronation. -----—_ An official press communique said the action was taken because "of the attitude of nearly all the British press against Italy and Italy’s armed forces.” The three British papers excepted from the ban are the Daily Mail, the Evening News and the Observer. The exclusion orders are effective until further notice. Several London papers, including the Daily Herald and the News Chron icle. have been banned for several weeks because their liberal policy is considered hostile to the Fascist state. However, a general ban on almost the entire English press is regarded as (See ITALY, Page A-2.) FOR LONDONTODAY Jack Lambie, Former Army Air Corps Officer, to Accompany Him. BACKGROUND— Capt. Dick Merrill, t'eteran air mail and passenger pilot, was born in Mississippi 38 years ago. Last year he flew Harry Richman, night club entertainer, on a round trip to England. Jack Lambie. who will fly to London with him thus year, is a former Army Air Corps officer. He was born October 6. 1909, in Camp Downs, Philippine Islands. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. May 8.—'The final quota of coronation visitors from America, Capt. Dick Merrill and Jack Lambie. hoped to start today from Floyd Bennett Field on a non-stop flight to London. In case of unfavor able weather, the start may be delayed until tomorrow. Merrill, with a record of two At lantic crossings behind him, said: "It's a tough flight and I know it, but life is like that—and you can't see a coronation every day. And with Jack Lambie sitting next to me. up for ward there, we’re going through like a knife through cheese.’’ The only thing new In the flight, as far as Merrill is concerned, he said, is that he's flying a Lockheed Electra instead of the big Douglas which he handles on his regular passenger run between New York and Miami. Lam bie is his regular co-pilot. Praises Co-Pilot. "We think alike,” said Merrill. "Jack and I don't even have to speak to let each other know what to do next." When Merrill flew Harry Richman to England last year, they landed in Wales on the way over and sat down in Newfoundland on the way back. In both cases, fuel shortage was respon sible for missing the goals. "There isn’t going to be any shortage this time,” asserted Merrill. "We’re going loaded for distance.” The silvery monoplane has been equipped with 13 gasoline tanks, capable of giving the ship a range of 4.300 miles. The gross weight of the ship, fully loaded, is 16,000 pounds. (See MERRILL, Page A-3.) SENIORITY RIGHTS GAINED IN STRIKE Union Leaders Say Precedence Set at St. Louis—Plants to Reopen. By the Associated Press. ST. LOUIS, May 8.—Seniority rights to temporary workers were granted In the agreement which ended the three day strike of 4.000 employes of the Chevrolet and Fisher Body plants here yesterday. Union leaders predicted the action "will establish a national prece dent." The plants will reopen Monday. Delmond Garst, secretary of the local United Automobile Workers of America Union, said terms of the agreement “solve the problems of strikes’’ which have beset General Motors plants recently. He described the agreement as “notable in that it gave seniority rights to temporary workers, who had hitherto been sub ject to dismissal at the pleasure of the company.” Negotiations were conducted in an all-day conference between Garst, Ed Hall, national vice president of the U. A. W. A.; the union's Shop Com mittee, Philip Baugh, Chevrolet plant manager; Charles Ward, superintend ent, and L. J. Murphy, personnel di rector. The walkout began Wednes day after 37 workers had been laid off. Divorce Bill Goes to Governor. SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 8 OP). —The signature of Gov. Frank Mer riam was the only thing needed today to make Incompatibility grounds for divorce in California’s bid for the “business" of adjacent Nevada. BASQUES HOLDING “LASTJEFENSES” Hand-to-Hand Fighting and Rain of Air Bombs on Villages Mark Day. BACKGROUND— Insurgents under Gen. Mola be gan drive a month ago to crush Bilbao, Basque capital, which was filled with Loyalist refugees on the verge of starvation. Rescue of the refugees was begun with foreign ships. Ej the Associated Press. ST. JEAN DE LUZ, Franco-Spanish Frontier, May 8—The defenders of Bilbao fought Gen. Emilio Mola's in surgent invaders today at the bar ricades of the city, driven back to their last line of defense. Desperately the 30.000 Basques sought to hold their semi-circular "Maginot” line of intrenchments, steel and concrete, protecting the city on the east, north and south. In a hand-to-hand struggle with grenades and bayonets on Mount Sollube, a keypoint in the fortifica tions. a Basque force was routed from machine gun nests, insurgent reports said, and Mola's men drove forward against the Biscargi Hills, a protective chain between Bermeo and Amore bieta, (The Bermeo-Amorebieta line runs, roughly, north and south, about 11 miles east of Bilbao.) Planes Bomb Villages. Planes were keyed into the insur gents’ advance yesterday. Bilbao re ports said 14 planes dumped tons of explosives into Basque villages and troop concentrations along the defense line, killing an undetermined number of women and children. The Basques were said in those ad vices to have given ground slowly under the rain of both bombs and machine gun bullets. Tri-motored bombers aided the insurgent force that finally stormed Mount Sollube yesterday after nearly a week of at tempts to still the chatter of the Basques’ machine guns. At least 200 Basque dead littered the slope when the insurgents finally conquered, Mola’s officers said, and hundreds of prisoners were taken. A force of Navarre Carlists was re ported to have checked a counter offensive to relieve the besieged moun tain force. Tanks Routed by Artillery. A half dozen tanks sought to check the insurgents' advance at a cross roads between Guernica and Amor ebieta but were routed by Mola's ar tillery. Pour air raids were made over Bilbao itself. While Mola thus slowly closed the interval between his men and the im portant manufacturing city, French warships massed off the Nervion River mouth in the Bay of Biscay to (See BASQUES, Page A-3.) • 21 SEAMEN SAVED FROM WRECKED SHIP Crew Had Jumped Into Sea as Lumber Schonoer on Sand Spit Broke Up. By the Associated Press. HOQUIAM, Wash., May 8.—Coast Guardsmen rescued 21 crew members today from the San Francisco lumber schooner Trinidad, pounded to pieces in a 60-mile gale 3 miles out in the Pacific. The seamen jumped into the ocean when the vessel, lodged all night on a sand spit, began breaking up. Grounded 3 miles from nearby Willapa Harbor, the schooner took a terrific beating from the sea for more than seven hours. Then it began to sink rapidly, and all but the bridge was under water. Reports from the tug Ruth E., to which the rescued men were trans ferred inside Willapa harbor, were that none except the second officer was lost or missing. Hindenburg Motor Back-Fired Nearing Field9 Witness Claims uie Associated press. ASBURY PARK, N, J., May 8.— The Asbury Park Press today quoted Kenneth W. Heinrich of Keyport, a former naval officer, as saying he had told Lieut. Comdr. Charles E. Rosen dahl of the Lakehurst Naval Air Sta tion he saw a motor of the dirigible Hindenburg back-fire as it flew over New Jersey before it crashed. Comdr. Rosendahl said, however, he understood a man of that name was among many who sought interviews with him yesterday to tell their stories. The Press said Heinrich, now a 1 marine architect with a private con a cern, was at Tennent, about 20 miles from Lakehurst, when the Hlnden burg flew overhead. He was quoted by the newspaper as having written out this account of what he observed and what he told Rosendahl for one of its correspond ents who interviewed him: “Stopping my car, I noticed that the ship was listing to port and trim ming aft. The rudder was hard over to the starboard and the ship was crabbing to port. The aft motor was intermittently backfiring. This was observed at 4:10 p.m. (E. D. T.) at a point near old Tennent Church.” FAVORITE IN DERBY IS WAR ADMIRAL; 65,100 JU1TEND Reaping Reward and Mili tary Close Behind—$52, 575 Due for Winner. 20 WILL GO TO POST IN 63D ANNUAL TEST Garner, Farley and Landon Will Be Among Spectators at Churchill Downs. B> the Associated Press. LOUISVILLE, Ky,, May 8—The problem before the sporting world to day centered on the mile and a quarter racing strip at Churchill Downs, with War Admiral and the powerful com bination of Reaping Reward and Mil itary still favored to battle it out for honor and riches in the sixty-third Kentucky Derby. The weather was bright and clear and the forecast was for fair and warmer. Their last workouts a matter of history, War Admiral from Samuel Riddle's Philadelphia-owned stable, his two most dreaded rivals from the Milky Way string of Mrs. Ethel V. Mars of Chicago and 17 other mem bers of equine royalty waited for the signal that will send them forth about 4:43 p.m. (Central standard time). If all 20 go to tire post in the longest parade since Burgoo King beat 19 others in 1932, the owner of the win ner will pocket $52,575. While the principals in America's biggest turf show quietly munched their hay in barns on the back stretch of historic Downs, late arrivals from every section of the country taxed the hospitality of this city to the utmost. Given the co-operation of the weather man. 65.000 spectators, as large a crowd as the Derby has ever attracted, wvre expected to pack the quarter-mile stands and send nearly $1,500,000 through the pari-mutuels in the greatest outburst of wagering since the days of Gallant Fox and Reigh Count. Landon to Attend. Vice President Garner, Postmaster General James A. Farley, Alf Landon, defeated Republican candidate for President, and several Governors led a cross-section of the Nation's political life into the city. The business, social and sports worlds also were repre sented strongly. They all talked the language of the ‘'hard-boots" as they (See DERByTPage A-2.) -———-« CRASH INTO PACIFIC KILLS 2 NAVY MEN Pilot and Radio Operator Victims During Maneuvers When Plane Goes Under. By the Associated Press. ABOARD BATTLESHIP PENNSYL VANIA IN MID-PACIFIC MANEU VERS, May 8.—Two naval airmen were killed when their plane crashed and sank in the Pacific Ocean during the United States Fleet's war games, naval officers reported today. Victims of the crash were Lieut. Comdr. John Francis Gillon, 40. pilot of the plane, and Glen M. Beal, radio man. first class. Their plane crashed Friday off Ha waii while Gillon, commanding Scout ing Squadron 2B. was returning to the aircraft carrier Saratoga, where other planes of his squadron were landing on the deck. Lieut. Comdr. Gillon's plane sud denly went into a power dive and plunged into the choppy seas. Nearby destroyers rushed to the scene, but the plane and two aboard had sunk. Gillon entered the Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1916 from Massa chusetts. * - ■ -- /HEY!N\ VVHO'S BEING PACKED V NOW? VV ^ <#, > US 1 SUPREME COURT Guild Manager Says 99 Per Cent of Those Canvassed Favor Action. BACKGROUND— Week old strike of Federated Motion Picture Crafts, affiliate of the American Federation of Labor, moved forward today with possi bility Screen Actor’s Guild would join walkout, tying up all Holly wood studios by Monday Guild, headed by Robert Mont gomery, and claiming membership by most of the big stars of film dom, delayed joining strike last Saturday to confer with producers. Better deal for extras, bit players and freelance people will be basis for negotiations. By the Associated Press. HOLLYWOOD, May 8.—A growing threat of filmland's high-salaried stars to join with make-up artists and other studio craftsmen in a strike rocketed interest today in labor troubles of the multi-million-dollar industry. Plans for immediate picketing of theaters throughout the Nation fur ther heightened the situation. Business Manager Aubrey Blair of the powerful Screen Actors’ Guild, which is headed by Robert Montgom ery’, said 99 per cent of member play ers polled favored joining the strike unless producers met guild demands. The guild, which embraces most of the big names of Hollywood, is seeking improved eonditons for supporting players and guild recognition. The Los Angeles Central Labor Council voted late last night to place nine major film studios on the “un fair’’ list. It also recommended to President William Green of the Amer ican Federation of Labor that the in tSee STRIKE, Page~A^3J --- MANCHUKUOAN RULE SWEEPINGLY UNIFIED HSINKING, Manchoukuo, May 8 (/Pi.-r-Sweeping changes in the Man chukuoan government were decreed today on the counsel of Japanese po litical and military advisers. The legislative and supervisory councils were abolished. Summary of Today’s Star Page Amusements.C-20 Art.. B-3 Books_ B-2 Church News, B-5-6-7 Comics_ C-13 Editorials _. A-R Financial ...A-12 Lost & Found.A-3 Page Music_ B-4 Obituary_ A-10 Radio_ C-10 Real Estate, C-l to 9 Short Story..C-10 Society_ A-7 Sports— C-ll-12 Woman's Pg.. B-8 FOREIGN. Italy bans all but three British news papers. Page A-l Basques holding last defense lines in desperate fighting. Page A-l NATIONAL. Hindenburg death toll hits 35; probes are pushed. Page A-l Favorite in Derby is War Admiral; 65,000 to attend. Page A-l House to back President on relief fund, Rayburn predicts. Page A-l Dick Merrill due to hop off for Lon don today. Page A-l Actors’ Guild may join Hollywood film strike. Page A-l Solution of William Desmond Taylor murder is foreseen. Page A-2 Code message emphasised by Parker attorneys. Page A-2 Senators find industrialist eager to lose power. Page A-10 WASHINGTON AND VICINITY. Hypnotic trances help students, says professor. Page A-l Crime report faces attack in federa r tion. Page A-l Woman, 94, and son, 56, perish in fire. Page A-l Twelve injured in D. C. and nearby traffic. Page A-4 Inauguration of Southern industrial farm program proposed. Page A-ll No further hearings planned in Green belt labor dispute. Page A-S Eight Air Corps members receive awards. Paga A-4 State police deny guilt in extortion trial. Page A-10 Home owners fighting abattoir with petition. Page A-14 Commissioners urge welcome for Red Cross delegates. Page A-14 "Tickled to death,’’ Jordon says on news of reprieve. Page A-14 EDITORIAL AND COMMENT. Editorials. Page A-8 This and That. Page A-8 Stars, Men and Atoms. Page A-8 Answers to Questions. Page A-8 David Lawrence. Page A-9 Paul Mallon. Page A-9 Mark Sullivan. Page A-9 Jay Franklin. Page A-9 Delia Yynchon. Page A-9 SPORTS. Louisville swarms with "brigands’’ for Derby day. Page C-ll Riddle latest casualty of injury stricken Griffs. Page C-ll Pour wins in row give Boeox league lead. Page C-ll Canaoneri, badly beaten, tragic boxing figure. PageC-11 Borta of Wilson chief barrier now to Eastern's nine. Page C-12 "Unknown” bowler stars in city pin tournament. Page C-12 Canadian senior golfers invade for matches here. Page C-12 MISCELLANY. Washington Wayside. Page A-2 Traffic Convictions. Page A-4 Vital Statistics. Page A-4 Shipping News. Page A-4 Service Orders. Page A-4 Bedtime Story. Page A-4 Young Washington. Page A-6 Dorothy Dix. Page B-8 Betsy Caswell. Page B-8 City News in Brief. Page C-14 Crossword Punle. Page C-1S Letter Out. Page C-14 Hammer -Dropping Roofer Twice Knocks Brother Unconscious By the Associated Press. WABASH, Ind., May 8—There must be a limit to some things Noah and Carl Sehlegel were roofing a house. Carl dropped his hammer and called down to Noah, who was on the ground at the time, to thrown the hammer back up. Noah didn't answer. The hammer had knocked him unconscious. A few days later the men were roofing another house and Carl again dropped his hammer. “Throw my hammer up here,” he called to Noah, who was on the ground. Noah didn't answer. The hammer had knocked him unconscious. Committee of Federation Meets Thursday on Rec ommendations. Possibility of an attack on the crime report of the Washington Crim inal Justice Association at the next meeting of the Federation of Citizens' Associations was seen today. Charles L. Norris, chairman of the Association's Law and Legislation Committee, said his group will meet Thursday night to consider the report and the nature of the recommenda tions they should make to the federa tion. , Norris would not commit himself as to the probable attitude of the com mittee, but it was known some promi nent members of the federation believe the report is unfair in some of its crit icisms of District officials. Puxxled by Reasoning. “It is difficult to understand how the Criminal Justice Association ar rived at some of its conclusions,” one officer of the federation said. Although unwilling to be quoted, he pointed out that it is difficult to draw any worthwhile conclusions from the ratio of the number of arrests to the num ber of indictments unless each indi vidual case is investigated. “One of the best illustrations of this,” he said, “lies in the practice commonly known as ‘turning up’ houses. The method is to raid an undesirable house and, for example, if a card game is found in progress the participants may be arrested and some charged with felonies under the gaming laws. “The raiding officers may know there is not sufficient evidence to support the charges, but, under the pressure of repeated raids, the op erator of the establishment is apt to give up in despair and move, thus solving the immediate problem. “When the case goes to the district attorney, however, he cannot present it to the grand jury because of the lack of evidence. A superficial ex amination of the records in such a case would show an arrest not fol lowed by a prosecution.” Questions Wisdom of Proposal. This official also questioned the wisdom of the recommendation that a man arrested, for example, on 20 charges of housebreaking should be tried on all of them, instead of two or three selected cases. “At the present time,” he said, “the criminal courts are handling all the trials they possibly can. If the rec ommended procedure were followed there would have to be more courts (See JUSTICE, Page A-ll.) I Rayburn Predicts Favorable Vote on President’s Estimate. BY J. A. O’LEARY. The House will stand by the Presi dent's *1.500,000,000 relief estimate despite the movement that has devel- | oped to cut it by one-third, Represent ative Rayburn of Texas, the Demo cratic floor leader, predicted today, as the Appropriations Subcommittee pre pared to begin deliberations Monday, i Meanwhile. Senator O'Mahoney, Democrat, of Wyoming, without in dicating how much he thought should be provided for the coming year, said Congress should begin soon to con sider basic legislation to solve the permament phase of the unemploy ment problem. Representative Boland of Pennsyl vania, majority whip, joined in Ray bum's prediction regarding the action of the House, but was not so optimis tic that the Budget Bureau figure would be reported from committee. Woodrum Wants Billion. Representative Woodrum of Virginia, chairman of the subcommittee han dling the relief bill, said at the out set of the hearings this week he thought *1.000.000.000 would be am ple for the coming year. As chairman of the subcommittee which handled the indepedent offices supply bill, Woodrum launched a sep arate economy move by asking 32 of these independent agencies to go over their budgets for the coming year and see where savings could be made. He made known today that he has re ceived encouraging replies from more than half of these bureaus. The in dependent offices bill called for about $900,000,000. Basic Legislation Needed. Senator O'Mahoney said he thought the job situation is getting back to where it was before the crash, but declared there will be millions per manently unemployed unless some basic legislation to meet this eco nomic problem is worked out. The Government.he ^aid.cannot care indefinitely for this non-emergency unemployment situation. O'Mahoney said he plans to wait until the relief bill reaches the Senate before decid ing how much should be appropriated for the coming year. He does not believe an unemployment census would be worth the cost. He said the sta tistics of W. P. A. and the Labor De partment are adequate. Senator Holt, Democrat, of West Virginia, in a radio broadcast last night, predicted that Works Prog ress Administrator Hopkins will, “at the psychological time.” announce im pending cuts in the relief rolls in or der to bring pressure on Congress from the States for appropriation of the President's relief estimate. Holt declared that if Congress re duced the estimate to a billion dol lars there would be ample time early in the next session to decide whether an additional amount would be needed to complete the fiscal year. -• WILL CHRISTEN CRUISER CAMDEN. N. J„ May 8 t/P>.—Miss Jane Mayo Bowden of Savannah, Ga., came to Camden today to christen the cruiser Savannah—third naval vessel to bear that name—at the yards of the New York Shipbuilding Corp. The keel of the Savannah was laid in May, 1934. The vessel will have a displacement of 10,000 tons and a water line length of 600 feet. It is expected to be completed and com missioned in the Spring of next year. Hypnotic Trances Aid College * Students to Higher Marks BY THOMAS R. HENRY. Btkff Correspondent of The Star. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 8. —Hypnotic trances of a few moments, which enabled college boys to get better marks for as much as five years were described to the Virginia Acad emy of Sciences, meeting at the Uni versity of Virginia yesterday, by Dr. D. M. Allen, professor of psychology at Hampden-Sydney College. So marked were the results that “B” students became "A” students, and boys on the edge of flunking got passing marks. Prof. Allen first gets a student as deeply as possible into tho strange sleep where the will of the subject becomes putty in the hands of the experimenter. The depth possible varies greatly with different persons, he said, and probably depends on one’s natural suggestibility. He found the college boys fell into five groups. The first group could be reduced to a state in which they were extremely drowsy and could not open their eyes or lift their arms until he ordered these actions. The second group became rigid, lost a good deal of the sensitivity to pain in their arms, and would obey orders issued during the trance when they have been recalled from it. The third group were those in whom (See TRANCE, Page A-1U A , DIES Three Generations Flee for Lives, Unable to Res- ■ cue Pair. SURVIVORS ARE SAVED ON ROOF BY FIREMEN Invalid Great-Grandmother and Man, 56, Perish When Trapped in Belt Road Home. Her escape cut off by flames as three generations of her descendants fled for their lives, Mrs. Louisa Donaldson, 94. was burned to death with her son. George, 56, after lightning struck their home at 5007 Belt road early today. A deafening crash of thunder awakened all occupants of the house when the lightning struck, and they rushed to bed room doors to find the stairway and second-floor hallway in flames. Mrs. Donaldson, an invalid, was sleeping in a front bed room with her granddaughter, Mrs. Hazel King, 29. and her great-granddaughter, Myrtle Basferd, 19, when the lightning struck. "We opened the hall door and saw nothing but fire, and then all of us ran for the window leading to the roof of the porch," said Miss Basferd. "In the excitement, I guess, all of us thought grandma was with us, but as soon as we got on the porch I realized she had been left behind. I tried to climb back in the wmdow, but the heat drove me away.” Trapped on Roof. Racing through a torrential rain, firemen of Nos. 14 truck and 31 en gine companies heard the screams of those trapped on the porch roof and saw their figures outlined against the flames. Hastily scrambling up lad ders. the firemen tried time and again to enter the room in which Mrs. Don aldson was trapped, only to be driven bacs by the intense heat. The firemen gained entrance first to the bed room in which George Don aldson died. Tney found him on the floor near the hall door, apparently overcome by smoke oefore he could start for the window. A box alarm was sounded immedi ately after the first fire companies arrived on the scene in response to telephoned alarms. The whole second floor of the two-story pebbledash frame house was in flames before the firemen could bring their hoselines into play. The survivors clustered on the porch, rain drenching their scanty nightclothing, lightning flashing over head and the rumble of thunder drowning out their screams Throws Child to Safety. Mrs. King grabbed her 5-year-old daughter. Constance, in her arms and threw her to John Holzwart. 24, Mrs. Donaldson's grandson, who had jumped from the porch. Holzwart's mother, Mrs. Matilda Holzwart, 55, with whom Constance had been sleeping, reached the ground on a ladder raised by A. R. Bates, 5013 Belt road. Firemen helped Mrs. King and (See FIRE. Page A-2.) -.-• PRESIDENT HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE Washington Newspaper Men In vited Aboard Ship—Fishing Yields to Duties. } By the Associated Press. GALVESTON, Tex., May 8 —Presi dent Roosevelt invited Washington newspaper men today to a press con ference aboard the U. S. S. Potomae off Port Aransas. It was the first time they had been, in direct contact with him since he sailed from New Orleans April 29 for a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico. Since then he has spent most of his time trolling off Port Aransas, about 120 miles south of Galveston, temporary White House headquarters. The only dispatch from the Poto mac yesterday arrived after 10 pm.. Central time. Its complete text follows: "No fishing today as morning was taken up with official mail and state's business. In afternoon took a trip to St. Joseph Lsland and Matagorda | Island.” These Islands lie close to the mainland, due north of Port Aransas. Another headquarters announcement said the President would make a brief informal talk in the stadium of Texas I A. and M. College at College Station, Tex., next Tuesday afternoon en route back to Washington. NEW FLINT SIT-DOWN SETTLEMENT IS SOUGHT U. A. W. Demands Company Dis charge Employe Who Slashed Member of Union. By the Associated Press. FLINT, Mich., May 8.—A conference was scheduled for today in an at tempt to settle a dispute that caused a three-hour sit-down strike in Chev rolet Motor Co. Plant No. 10 last night. Robert Travis, organizer for the United Automobile Workers of Amer ica, said the union demanded that the company discharge syi employe who slashed a union workman. He said 400 workers in Plant No. 10 began a sitdown strike, at 6:15 p.m, when the company refused to dismiss the employe. The strikers left the plant at 9:30 p.m., Travis said. No statement was immediately forthcom ing from company officials. The plant does not operate on Sat urday. A.