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Emory University Facilities
Include Latest Types
of Equipment.
By the Associated Press.
ATLANTA, July 24.—Increase In
Southern facilities for cancer treat
ment and research was noted today
by medical men as Emory University
Hospital completed Initial work on
B clinic.
The Emory unit Is among the latest
additions to equipment used in the
fight against the disease In this sec
tion.
Emory officials announced the clinic
Is expected to serve as a center for
consultation with physicians of the
Southeast as well as to give X-ray
and radium treatment.
Robert S. Hudgens, hospital super
intendent., said the latest X-ray equip
ment has been placed in the lead
ahielded rooms. Doors automatically
control the machines to prevent in
jury to accidental intruders. A new
type treatment table that avoids mov
ing the patient was built for the
unit.
Soft colors are used in the decora
tton motif. Hudgens said the clinic
ajpo will specialize in creating a
proper psychological attitude in pa
tients toward their ailment.
Dr. James Elliott Scarborough of
Mount Williams, Ala,, returned from
Memorial Hospital in New York to
be director of the new clinic. Dr,
Everett L. Bishop, Atlanta physi
cian. is pathologist.
The clinic, named as a memorial
to the late Robert Winsh.p, Atlanta
business leader. was established
through a donation for that purpose
to Emory University. It covers the
ground floor of one wing of the hos
pital.
Cancer Institute
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Congress gave the final word of au
thority last week the architects had
beaten the gun by having their plans
almost 65 per rent completed.
When President Roosevelt puts Iris
Signature on the joint bill. Dr. Thomp
son will appear before Congress and
plead that the appropriation be used
at the Maryland site. This is merely a
matter of form, for it is generally
known that most of the members of
both houses are for this medicai
center.
"A Fight That Mu*t Re Won.”
"America has become cancer con
scious." Dr. Thompson said yesteiriav,
"and it's a good thing. That is a
fight that must be won—and will be
won when the proposed cancer insti
ture is set, up and operating."
If everything goes through, the
physician said, bids for construction
of the three buildings needed to set up
the cancer center will go on the
market about the last of Septem
ber. The architects say that five
weeks later everything will be in
readiness to start work.
The first three buildings to be ereet
ed on a plot of land already surveyed
for the projeet will take care of the
medical center, to be used exclusively
for study in cancer causes. After
that the other buildings will be a
duplication of the National Institute
of Health, now at Twenty-fifth and
streets. In these buildings will be
continued the hygiene and other
health studies now being carried on
by the Public Health Service.
"Luke Wilson's whole dream of life
was to benefit humanity—especially
In the creation of a cancer center,"
Dr. Thompson said.
Already, to back up that dream, the
Public Health Service has been pre
sented by Congress with the sum total
of 11.465.600 to carry on general
health work at Beihrsda. As soon as
Dr. Thompson appears before Con
gress and gets the authorized $750,
600 for the building of the cancer
Institute. Bethesda will become one of
the greatest laboratory centers in the
world.
Site Can Be F.nlarged.
If necessary, the site ran be en
larged, for Dr. Thompson says Mr.
Wilson indicated before his death that
he would donate additional ground
• nd the Wilson family holds the same
Interest at heart.
Details of the project have not yet
been fully worked out. but it is under
stood that most of the money ap
propriated for upkeep of the proposed
Institute would bo spent for purchase
of radium and operation of cancer re
search. Thp bill provides also for the
loan of radium to the States, where '
there is scarcity.
o national advisory council, to be
composed of six nationally-known
medical leaders and the surgeon gen
eral of the United States, as ex-officio
chairman, will serve as the institute’s
ro-ordinating agency. Individuals will
be encouraged to contribute to the
research center.
With a current market price of
*20.000 a gram for radium, the Gov
ernment, proposes to start the ball
a-rnlling by purehasing 10 grams an
nually for five years in succession.
OMAHA STILL AGROUND
Unsuccessful Attempt Made to
Float Cruiser Friday.
Tlie naval cruiser Omaha, ashore
at CRStle Island Light in the Bahamas
yesterday, still resisted attempts to
get her back into deep water.
The Navy Department said it had
been advised by the vessel's com
manding officer. Capt. Howard B.
Mecleary, that an unsuccessful at
tempt w-as made Friday evening to
get the ship clear.
Before another attempt is made to
clear the vessel tomorrow, additional
stores and heavy materials are to be
removed, officials here said. The ves
sel was en route from Central Amer
ican waters to Charleston. S. C., for
overhaul, when she grounded.
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Qarner’s Action Upsets Tradition
Fighting Texan Now Busily Engaged in Effort to Restore
Party Harmony.
The Vice President. — A. P.Photos.
BY II. K. BAUKIIAGE. |
THE man widely advertised as
leading the "revolt" against
the New Deal is now busy
liquidating the alleged split
in the party ranks.
John Nance Garner is violating all
traditions of idle vacuity ascribed to
a Vice President. He is swinging into
action with the pep. punch and ex- '
plosivencss that drove him from the !
Texas Legislature to Congress, to the
chairmanship of the powerful Ways
and Means Committee in the House
and then to the speakership.
Mr. Garner is going back to the .
beloved wood and wold of his cherished
Uvalde soon. Going because he loves
the out-of-doors, thp out-of-doors that 1
marie a physically handicapped young
ster a husky man and will, he believes,
"make him live longer.”
But first he is going to do a chore.
Handles Unwieldy Majority.
His job is handling that most un
wieldy of political entities—a big ma
jority.
When he was elected Speaker of the
House his party had a slim majority i
over the Republicans. He had been a
Representative during a big majority—
when the House was filled with "arci
rient.s." people who had never expected
to see Washington but came in when
the "T. R."-Tafl contest gave Wood
row Wilson the break.
But, as Mr. Garner points out. while
history repeats itself there is always j
a little difference.
The "differences" now (and in a
different sense of the wordi are a lot
bigger—differences of opinion. And
when Jack Garner came back from
Uvalde this week, rolled up his sleeves
and set to work he did what he con
sidered the common sense thing. He
refused to attempt the impossible.
Chapter From Experiences.
A chapter from his past experience
might well be quoted here.
It was during the session when, as
Speaker, he shepherded a narrow
Democratic majority under a Republi
can Senate and a Republican Presi
dent. he was criticized by some of his
party for conservatism. This was his
answer: It was foolish for the Demo
crats to trot out their program when
the President could veto it.
So history has repealed itself "with
a difference"
instead oi trying to iorce a program
through against a presidential veto!
as in the rase referred to, this time
he faced the proposition of trying
to force through an administration
measure against a recalcitrant ma- j
jority in Congress.
There are certain fundamental rea
sons why John Garner can do the
repair job he was called back from
Texas to do.
The robes of the vice presidency
have so weighted down other wearers
that they became mere automatons,
good only for laying cornerstones and
not any with any very sharp corners
at that. But his habiliments of of
fice haven't managed to tangle the
feet or stop the flaying arms of "Cac
tus Jack.”
Ready for Action.
He isn't built that way. He was
perfectly willing to drop out of the
picture for a while, but when action
was demanded he was ready. It is
true, he finally bowed to fashion's
demands and let himself dine out, as
Vice Presidents must, rigged up from
soup to1 nuts. But that was only sur
face. The truth is he is what poli
ticians usually claim to be but aren't,
real homespun.
He has all the tags and labels that
the charlatan borrows for display, but
in his case they just happen to be
authentic. He was born in a log
cabin. He did grow up on a farm.
His plain-living and plain-speaking
are plainly honest Inheritances. They
are real, and, whether or not you
like his brand of unrectifled spirit, his
is it.
Both the Nances and the Gamers
were pre-Revolutionary Virginians.
There is in the family, but not, be
assured, on the stationery, a genuine
coat-of-arms. Whether or not they
sprang from gentlemen-adventurers,
adventurers these early Americans
must have been, for both struck out
into the West when there were river
flat boats, but no air-conditioned Pull
mans to carry them.
The Garners went first to Tennes
see and then to Texas, close to the
bordering wilderness of what one day
was to be Oklahoma. Andrew Jack
son was still the hero of the times
and thr future Vice Preident grew
up in an inherited atmosphere that
was strangely tinctured with the Jack
sonian brand of democracy.
AVas Mischievous Hoy.
Joint was a mischievous, prank
playing boy who didn't care much for
the school he trudged 3 miles to at
tend. He liked hunting and fishing
better (he likes them still) and when
he was graduated from the farm and
was sent to absorb a higher brand of
learning than the country school af
forded lie had the cowboy's stiff-legged
walk. Meanwhile he had played short
stop on the Possum Trot team and
battled the boys from Coon Soup Hol
low on the diamond and in the free
for-alls afterward. And, believe it or
not. those are real names.
Bv the year 1890 he had had a year
at Vanderbilt University and was ad
mitted to the bar at 22. At this time
an offer came to him to go to Uvalde
and he derided, on the advice of an
older man, that perhaps he was too
big for the town of Clarksville. And
so he went to Uvalde and hung out
his shingle. And before long the
county paper was priming peppery
editorials by a new editor.
The practice grew and its profits,
later invested in bank stocks, finally
made the lawyer-editor a banker m
his own name. Then he began to
make things stir and it wasn't long
before he was given a judgeship to
keep him quiet. But it flidn't. He was
appointed first to fill an unexpired
term, elected once and then, un
fortunately for those who wished to
keep this ambitious young man in his
place, defeated
Introduced to Young I.ady.
About this time the sprouting lawyer
was riding one day on a train with a
friend. A young lady was also on
board and they were introduced. The
lady was very much surprised that
her tra\cling companion was the
person of whom she had heard and of
whose jxiker-playing habits she had
markedly disapproved.
But something changed her mind
about him. After a whirlwind court
ship they were married and right
there began a partnership that had a
powerful influence on Mr. Garner's
life. Mrs. Garner is a home-loving
woman, whose precepts concerning
woman's sphere would make a modern
feminist writhe in anguish and dis
may. And yet she has worked
shoulder to shoulder with her husband
as his secretary, in fact nnd not merely
in name, since he took his first step
in politics.
A year from the time of his mar
riage, ex-Judge Garner made his first
move toward wider horizons and
heaven knows they are all wide enough
in Texas. The member of Congress
from his district died and a conven
tion was called to name a successor.
To that convention went Mr. Garner
with 10 proxies in his pocket and a
plan up his sleeve. After a long dead
lock. he traded the proxies for the
District Campaign Committee chair
manship. He was on his way.
Elected to Legislature.
The next year he was elected to the
Stale Legislature and, in 1898, he took
his seal.
It took two terms in the Legis
lature before he got himself appointed
chairman of the Re-Districting Com
mittee. When the job was done, one
of the new districts contained Uvalde
County.
That night was one of the busiest
in Mr. Garner's life. Before morning
dawned, 81 of the 131 members of
the House had had a pleasant little
chat with the future representative
of the future district. Some had
enjoyed various differences of opinion
with him as to what combinations
may be produced with five cards, for
tunately drawn; others he had hob
nobbed with between hands. The re
sults appeared some days later, when
the Persull News carried this item:
“Hon. John N. Garner of Uvalde
announces for Congress, subject to
the action of the Democratic party of
this fifteenth district. Mr. Garner
is now representing us in the State
Legislature, and is in favor for Con
gress with Frio County's democratic
ex-committee. If he Is nominated
he will make a strong fight for the
seat in Congress.”
Fleeted to Fifty-Eighth Congress.
He was elected to the fifty-eighth
Congress and kept right on until
lie had to resign from the seventy
third to take the Vice Presidency.
He told friends last January that
he was going on a vacation in July,
come what may. Much came, but
he went. His departure was hailed
as a “break" with the President. He
did disagree on several points of
policy. *
But that didn't prevent him from
coming back, as his friends knew he
was going to, since there was a job
to do for the party. When it's done,
and he believes, by Jehosaphat, that
’twere well if it were done quickly,
he's going back and tnts time he
hopes to take Congress with him.
(Copyright. I'l.tT. by the North American
Newspaper Alliance, Inc.)
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treasurer of the Granada Realty Co.
resided at 1907 K street until about
two weeks ago, when hp sublet his
apartment nnd moved to his boat,
which is anchored in Washington
Channel, it was learned after his
dpath. His wife was believed to be
visiting in Atlantic City.
He has a daughter, Mrs. Milton T.
Henderson, 2850 Vista street north
east.
Tiie other accident occurred about
8 o'clock, when the tug Donald Mc
Neil, owned by the Smoot Sand and
Gravel Co., was proceeding up thp
channel with a scow. Witnesses said
the small boat containing Bird and
Irby got in too close and went over
Members of the tug crew witnessed
the accident and went to the aid of
the men. Bird was drowned before
they could reach him. Police did not
know his address.
Body Found in Roaches Run.
Police were advised last night that
the body of Woodrow G. Cronk, 24.
of 4603 Illinois avenue, drowned last
Sunday, had been found at Roaches
Run by Mrs. Lizzie Sydnor, who lives
in a houseboat there.
Cronk. a street car conductor, was
the lone fatality when a pleasure
boat with nine persons aboard, caught
fire off the sea wall. Unable to swim,
he jumped into the river and was
drowned.
A body found below Chain Bridge
Friday was identified as that of David
Dodson, 19-year-old ealvarvman of
Fort Myer, drowned a week ago.
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Maj. Raymond Bottom Re
named President of Vir
ginia Association.
Br the AssociatPL Press.
MARION, Va., July 24:—Maj. Ray
mond B. Bottom, publisher of the
Newport News Daily Press and Times
Herald, was re-elected president of the
Virginia Press Association at the con
cluding session of Its annual conven
tion here late today.
Selection of the convention city for
the Summer meeting in 1938 was left
to the Executive Committee, but Louis
Spilman, publisher of the Waynesboro
News Virginian, extended an invita
tion to meet in his home city.
Also re-elected were Charles J.
Hurkrader. publisher of the Bristol
Herald-Courier and News Bulletin,
vice president for dailies, and Pres
Atkins, publisher of the Norton Coal
field Progress, vice president for
weeklies. Robert B. Smith was re
elected secretary-manager.
Tlie only change in officers was in
tlie election of Jack Thornton, pub
lisher of tlie Salem Times Register,
treasurer, to succeed George O.
Greene of tlie Clifton Forge Review'.
Greene said tlie press of business pre
vented his continuing in the office.
John Dana Wise, publisher of the
Richmond Times-Dispatch, was tlie
principal speaker of tlie afternoon ses
sion, talking lo tlie editors on tlie
dilemma of the publisher in time of
chaiige.
Wise took as an example a hypo
thetical profit and loss sheet of a
newspaper, comparing production costs
to be expected In 1938 with those of
1936. Giving the imaginary news
paper a net profit of $25,077 in 1936,
Wise said if its circulation and adver
tising did not increase, rising costs
and taxes would reduce the net profit
in 1938 to $2,602.
Newspaper publishers are producing
a service rather than a commodity,
he said.
EXCURSION PLANNED
Knights of St. John to Go to
Sparrows Beach.
The Baltimore Grand Commandery
of the Knights of St. John, comprising
the District and Maryland, will hold
its first annual excursion to Sparrows
Beach. Md . next Sunday. Buses will
leave from the Holy Name Guild. 1727
Thirteenth street, and Thirteenth
street and Soutii Carolina avenue
southeast, at 10 a.m.
Col. L. De Reef Holton is chairman
of the Arrangements Committee, as
sisted by Col. Daniel Spriggs, Lieut.
Harold A. Simmon*, Maj. Joseph Ham
ilton. Maj. C. W. Cropp. Col. R. N
Carter. Lieut William D. Queenan.
Capt. Ernest I. Cook. Capt. Robert F^
Allen. Lieut. James T. Smith. Charles
H. Dorsey, George D Brown. Augustus
Guy. H. M. Smith, W. B. Wade and
Robert Gaines.
Club to Crown “Miss Sepia.’’
Tlie Pennsylvania State Colored
Democratic ciub of Washington will
crown “Miss Sepia Pennsylvania" at
an outing next Saturday at Sparrows
Bearh. Those attending the event will
meet at the Twelfth Street Y. M C. A.
at 1:30 p.m.. George Wallace, program
chairman, announced today.
Opera Guild to Sing.
Members of the Washington Opera
Guild will sing at 5 p.m. today at the
monthly tea of the Opportunity House.
915 New Jersey avenue. Soloists will
include Dorothea Cutting, Thelma
Hardy, Maria Nabholz. Dorothy Free
man and Ida Wood, with Marie Morris
accompanying at the piano.
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Judge Says He Married Hopkins
And Cherry Blossom Preisser
DAVID J. HOPKINS AND MISS PREISSER.
LOUISIANA marrying judge
and the brother of the girl in
question disagreed last night
over whether Cherry Blossom
Preisser. Washington girl who gained
fame as a New York revue dancer, and
David J. Hopkins, son of Works Prog
ress Administrator Harry Lloyd Hop
kins. are married.
Judge George J Trauth of Gretna.
La., told the Associated Press he per
formed the ceremony June 22. . He said
the bridegroom gave his name as D.
Jeiome Hopkins, son of Lloyd Hopkins,
and the bride. 18, gave her name as
Cleome Cerentha Preisser.
Sam and Vic L. Preisser. brothers of
Cherry Blossom, said in New Orleans
that there must be some mistake, but
Judge Trauth insisted “there is no
m;x-up at all."
“They've probably confused the
names on the record," Vic Preisser
said. “I was married in Gretna by
Judge Trauth on that date and both
Cherry and her sister June were in
. the wedding party."
Judge Trauth gave his version last
night:
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"A reporter last night asked me if
I had married the couple From his
meager information, I could not re
member if I had. I did not know at
the time who they were and I per
form the ceremony fur so many peo
ple.
"Today, however, I thumbed my
files and found the record of the
marriage and then I was able to recall
the circumstances. The reporter
brought me a number of pictures and
I easily identified Miss Preisser as the
young bride, her sister, June, and an
I other gentleman as members of tile
; party. I did not recall Mr. llopkuis
1 very well.”
Cherry and June lived here at 1809
Monroe street northeast until their
i dancing took them to New York.
1 Cherry met David Hopkins in Chicago,
where he was a student at the Uni
versity of Chicago. Their engagement
was announced early in June, not long
after the bride appeared here in the
j Ziegfeld Follies.
Administrator Hopkins could not be
j reached last night for comment.
VICTORY PARTY PLANNED
U. G. E. to Celebrate Pay Raise
for Laundry 'Workers.
Members of the United Government I
Employes will hold a victory block
party Friday and Saturday nights.
August 6 and 7. in celebration of pay ,
increases lor laundry workers of the
National Park Service and the War I
Department. The event will take place
on Tenth street between U and T
streets. U. G. E. headquarters have
been established at 1209 Fairmont
street. Edgar G. Brown is president
of the organization: William H. Steen,
secretary, and Mrs. Elizabeth H
McDuffie, treasurer.
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Drive to Organize “White Collar”
Class to Be Launched Here
Wednesday.
A C. I O. drive to organize office
workers in private industry will be
launched here Wednesdcy night with
a mass meeting in the Hamilton Ho
tel under the auspices of the United
Office and Professional Workers of
America, it was announced yesterday.
James Gilman, vice president of
the organization, said the recently
formed Washington Local. No. 27, will
receive its charter at the meeting.
This group is headed by Byron Hemp
hill and has established offices at
808 Seventeenth street.
In addition to Gilman, speakers
will be Jacob Baker, head of the
United Federal Workers of America,
and Leon de Caux, publicity director
of the Committee for Industrial Or
ganization.
Gilman said a program has b»en
arranged to acquaint all non-Gor
ernment office workers with the pur
poses of this new "white collar" or
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