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» New National Commander Says Promotion of Ameri canism Comes First. B7 the Associated Press. NEW YORK. September 24.—Daniel J. Doherty, stocky Woburn, Mass., at torney and veteran of the Navy, took command of the American Legion to day with a promise there would la no “raids on the national treasury” .during the next year. Speaking just before he sailed for "Trance at midnight to take part in ' the veterans’ pilgrimage to World War battlefields, the newly elected Rational commander likewise coun seled Legionnaires to take their stands on labor controversies “as private Citizens, not as Legionnaires.” “The American Legion and each Individual Legionnaire must preserve law and order when called upon by • the legal authorities,” Doherty said. He specified, however, that “no in dividual post or department has the - right to decide who is right or wrong htn such disputes.” The new commander said the “■Legion's policies will be carried out by the National Executive Committee “•according to the dictates of the con KVention, but added that: T'First of all. the promotion of -Americanism will be my objective. Secondly, will come placing the wives Of .Veterans on the same level as wives of veterans of previous wars in re ceiving pensions. There will be, how ever, no ‘raids on the national treas ury’ for further pensions.” Doherty was elected at the closing session of the Legion’s convention after a lively contest with Ray Kelly of Detroit. The election was made unanimous on Kelly’s motion after the roll call gave Doherty a majority. He succeeds Harry W. Colmery, Topeka Karts. Rev. Frank .T T.an'iei- -- 111., a Catholic priest who served in the Artillery during the war, was elected chaplain by unanimous vote on the motion of an opponent, Rev. John Bellamy, Massena, N. Y. As most of the estimated half-mil lion Legion visitors departed New York settled back into a workaday existence that held in the immediate future nothing more exciting than an election, the Notre Dame-Army foot ball game and a few other minor incentives for thrills. The Legion had blasted New York’s assumption that no convention could cause more than a ripple in its day to-day surface; it had smacked over crowd and celebration records right and left. For instance: The city’s telephone traffic on Mon day—8.552.000 calls—exceeded that on any other Monday in city history, with the possible exception of the Monday following the Wall Street crash in 1929. Subway traffic on parade day to taled 7,000,433 fares—2,555.186 above normal for the day. t Yet, with all the tomfoolery and general spirit of fun, hotel men un crossed their fingers and generally agreed that the Legion would be wel come any time. "We had less damage during the last four days than we have had from some of our foot ball crowds," said the manager of one hotel that was host to 2,500 veterans. CONTRACT IS NEAR FOR NEW U. S. LINER Commission to Make Award Next Week—Vessel to Eeplace leviathan. By the Associated Press. Maritime Commission officials in dicated today they would award next week the contract for construction of * new' liner to replace the Leviathan in trans-Atlantic trade. . The award, they said, is being held up until latest data on foreign con struction costs is received. Recently, officials said, the abnormal relationship between American and foreign costs of shipbuilding had made it extremely difficult to arrive at a fair construction differential subsidy. The merchant marine act empowers the commission to grant building sub sidies up to 331/j per cent of the con struction costs to make up for lower costs of constructing vessels abroad. Bids on building of the new liner were opened by the commission several weeks ago. At that time, it found that the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. had submitted the lowest bids on both a fixed price and on a contingent basis. New York dispatches today quoted Officials of the United States lines, which will build the new vessel, as having virtually decided to accept the Virginia corporation’s l>ld. These dis patches said a contract would be signed before October 15, barring un expected developments. AUVENIIoTS REJECT HONG KONG APPEAL Church Will Not Send Assistants to War Area, Headquarters Announces. While appeals have been sent from Seventh-day Adventist headquarters In Hong Kong for assistants from this country to help carry on relief and rehabilitation work in and near the war area, no persons representing the organization will be sent from the United States “in the near future," it Was announced today by Ernest Dick, secretary of the General Conference of -Adventists, Takoma Park, Md. Dick added, however, that several nurses and doctors who had been re moved to Manila might be recalled to Shanghai to help in the small clinic which the Adventists still maintain there. In recent cables to Adventist head quarters here, Prof. Frederick Griggs, president,*! the China division confer ence, has said excellent morale still ex ists among persons formerly at the Shanghai headquarters who were forced to move to Hong Kong when ■ their establishment was taken over by the Japanese. A medical clinic and facilities for teaching languages and publishing have been set up in Hong Kong, the cables stated. ' Dick said today that while no as .. slstants were to be sent from this ' country immediately, several mis >- sionarles from here are now under .'assignment to China and a number of others are in this country on furlough from China. Outboards Hold Spotlight at Hains Point Start ofthe final heat of Class A outboard motors, the opening event today of the power boat section of the President’s Cup regatta. ♦> .-—-i o. THAI SOUGHT “Arlington & Fairfax Co. Again Asks Entry Into Capital. Operation of* the “auto-railer” ve hicles of the Arlington & Fairfax Auto Railroad Co. in the District, tp pro vide a connection between its Rosslyn, Va., terminal and downtown Washing ton, again is being considered by the Public Utilities Commission, on a new plea by the company. The commission was asked to ap prove a route which would permit the company to operate its service to a Washington terminal at Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues, but the company stated it did not propose to operate a “local” service in the Dis trict. The company’s petition, filed late yesterday, proposes a delivery service for baggage and mail, in addition to the passenger service. A similar petition, made nearly two years ago. was rejected by a joint board consisting of members of the District Committee and the Virginia State Corporation Commission, and its findings were accepted by the Inter state Commerce Commission. The board held that the company had not proved the District service met the “convenience and necessity” rule. Since that time the company has established the auto-railer service from Rosslyn to Green Valley, Va., and from Rosslyn to Fairfax, Va„ via Clarendon, Falls Church, Vienna and Oakton. The company now has 17 “auto-railers” and has the option to buy five more. The proposed route in the District would be from Rosslyn over Key Bridge, east on M street and Pennsyl vania avenue, south on either Twenty fifth or Twenty-sixth streets, south east on Virginia avenue and east on Constitution avenue to Pennsylvania avenue. ARLINGTON TO PUSH BRINKLEY PROBE Wife of Missing Contractor As sured Inquiry Will Not Be Dropped. Assurances that investigation of the mysterious disappearance of Arthur G. Brinkley, Washington contractor, w’hose abandoned automobile and empty wallet were found on a lonely county road last week, will not be dropped was given today by Common wealth's Attorney Lawrence Douglas of Arlington County. Douglas stepped Into the case after Mrs. Brinkley, heartbroken wife of the missing man, appealed to Gov. George C. Peery of Virginia to spur Arlington County police, who appar ently had dropped their investiga tion, Into continued action. Brinkley had more than $300 In hts pocket when he left a bank in Rosslyn at 10 a.m. on the morning of September 15. An hour later his car was found. On the floor near the front seat lay his shattered eye- ' glasses. The empty wallet had been thrown on the back seat. No other clues were found at the scene. Post Office Gets Beady. It’s only three months until Christ- i mas, so the Post Office Department i is getting ready for handling the holiday mail. Postmasters are send ing in estimates for extra Christmas . help and equipment. Nellie Cooper o) Kansas City, Mo., who is expected to drive an outboard in the races today, gives her motor a last-minute inspection at Gravelly Point. —Star Staff Photo. I SMS WILL CUD } 22 Join Forces to Enforce Constant Check as Bar Crossing Boundaries. By the Associated Press. KANSAS CITY, September 24 — Twenty-two States joined forces against “commuting criminals’’ today In a compact for uniform control of paroled convicts. Other objectives of the Interstate Commission on Crime—made up of State officials and created slightly less than two years ago—are uniform laws on fresh pursuit (chasing across boundary lines), extradition and at tendance of witnesses. Chairman Richard Hartshorne, county judge, Newark, N. J., said 28 States have adopted at least part of he program. The section being crystallized first provides that parolees or probationers may not go into another State without that State’s notification and consent. Hartshorne pointed out this would stop such practices as “banishment pa roles,” or "parolee dumping.” Paroled men will be permitted to nake a new start where conditions ire best for them, he explained, and ander supervision matching that of he State which paroled them. Two Governors—Harold G. Hoff nan of New Jersey and Richard C. vfcMullen of Delaware—attended the sommission's preliminary meeting. Hartshorne gave particular credit a the American Legion for the com pact’s progress through the various legislatures. "We of the commission,” he said, ‘‘a mere handful of officials in the 48 States, while having the skill and the ilficlal connection, could not prove n the legislatures that there was a iemand on the part of the public tself for this legislation. This the American Legion could and did do.” First Installment of New Rules Appears in Fed eral Register. The first installment of a complete new code of civil air regulations for the United States was published to day in the Federal Register, prelimi nary to a tentative effective date of November 1. Occupying 102 columns in the Reg ister, today's installment includes nine chapters dealing chiefly with air line and air worthiness laws and will be followed by several more groups of regulations until the entire new code ia completed. Recodification of the air laws is the result of more than a year of work under the direction of Fred D. Fagg, jr„ present director of air com merce, and Prof. John H. Wigmore, dean of the School of Law of North western University. Pagg's work was largely instrumental in bringing about his appointment last March to the post of director, vacated by the resig nation of Eugene L. Vidal. Since Fagg's appointment Prof. Wigmore has been assisted by How ard Knox in completing the recodifl oation. Although the work was devoted chiefly to eliminating duplications, ambiguous phrases and minor errors in the body of the civil regulations, a number of important changes have been made, especially in the airline regulations and air worthiness re quirements. These changes have been based on conferences between Fed ral officials and representatives of the aviation industry during the past year. The chapters included in the first group selected for- publication cover aircraft registration certificates, air craft certificates, aircraft identifica tion markers, aircraft title transfers, ojiymnc mr worwimess, aircrait en gine air worthiness, aircraft propeller air worthiness, aircraft equipment air worthiness and repair and alteration of aircraft. HOWARD P. BROWN DIES AT RESIDENCE Actuary of Veterans’ Administra tion Stricken by Heart Attack. Howard Payson Brown, 59. for the last 17 years actuary of the Veterans’ Administration, died yesterday of a heart attack at his home, 2301 Cathe dral avenue. He had been 111 about a week. Bom In Lebanon, N. Y.. January 27, 1878, Mr. Brown was graduated In 1896 from Williston Academy. For merly he was for 21 years in the actuarial department of the Berkshire Life Insurance Co. of Pittsfield, Maas., and was a former president of the City Council of that city. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. D. Beatrice Brown, and an adopted son, David Hargis Barker, this city, and a brother, Avery Brown, Pittsfield. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Hines funeral home, 2901 Fourteenth street. Burial will be in the Cemetery of the Ever greens, New Lebanon, N. Y. Esthetic Atlantans. ATLANTA, September 24 (^.—Di rectors of the Atlanta Community Chest, opening their campaign for funds, decided yesterday they needed a word without the metallic clink of ’’goal” or "quota.” In their need for a new word they found it. “Need” was adopted as the expression to help loosen purse strings. T* FARMERSHfiOUPS= COOL TO 30 PARTY Lewis’ Idea Is Opposed in Survey With Only One Exception. Bl th« Associated Press. NEW YORK, September 34.—Many executives of farm organizations re gard with a frosty eye the proposal for a third party with labor and agri culture as a base. John L. Lewis, C. I. O. chief, hinted at such a possibility in a recent ad dress. The Republican party has sent up several trial balloons to sound out sentiment on a fusion of Republicans and of Democrats who dislike the New Deal. To all of this, however, executives of several agricultural organizations said today that In national affairs Cincinnatus prefers to furrow his own field. Heads of the two great farm or ganizations, the National Orange and the American Farm Bureau Federa- ' toin, declined to make any comment, but from State leaders in both or ganizations came expressions of op position. Only One Exception. A survey of views of farm body , executives, made by the Associated Press, brought one exception to a solid line-up of opposition to the Lewis idea. That came from John L. Bosch, president of the National Fanners’ Holiday Association and president of the Minnesota Farmers’ Holiday Asso- ! elation. Mr. Bosch lives in Atwater, ' Minn. He said: "A political realignment must be 1 formed that will meet and supply the needs of the farmers and laborers, and 1 if the Democratic party cannot be that ; vehicle it is up to the leaders to make it so. Otherwise, a national farmer- 1 labor party will be fotmed. "We are absolutely in favor of a - farmer-labor alliance. Vnd we 'are not 1 so particularly concerned what its name anoiua De, dui wnat its program will be to meet the needs of those two producing groups.” 1 30.000 In Group. ( Mr. Bosch says there are 30,000 1 members of the Farmer-Holiday group, i Some of the other views: i Iowa Grange Master Charles Star- i rett: "The grange is non-partisan and is interested in the issues rather than 1 the party. I know of no sentiment : existing for a third party.” D. E. Wilson, Nesblt, Miss., president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Fed- i eratlon: ( “A coalition of farmers and Indus- ] trial workers, particularly In the | South, Is undesirable for a number of reasons, and Is not even considered seriously in this section. Our ob- 1 jectives are not the same, either political or economically.” Dr. Meade Ferguson, chairman Ex ecutive Committee, Virginia State Grange: 1 “There always has been a wide divergence between the views of the 1 industrial worker and the farmer, and 1 seldom can they be brought together ’ on a common ground.” Not Political Organization. H. G. Keeney, president of the , Farmers’ Union of Nebraska: "Our policy has been to make ours l an economic, not a political organisa tion.” j T. Roy Brooks, master of the Mary land State Grange: "I oppose the Farmer-Labor party, * and it s my opinion there is no more j interest in common between agricul ture and labor than there is between ! industry and labor.” 1 Joe Frank Porter, president Tennes- ! see Farm Bureau Federation: 1 "We are opposed to any type of class party.” R. F. Sams, jr., honorary life presi- J dent of the Georgia Vegetable Grow- , era’ Association: : "I wouldn’t think the farmers would t be much interested. I think Mr. Lewis ' is the only one thinking about it, I trying to get elected President.” J STABWOUNDFATAL | TO WARDEN LARKIN ! _ 1 Prison Head Is Fourth Victim of c Eiot—Five Convicts Charged | With Murder. | Br the Associated Press. 1 SACRAMENTO. September 24.— 1 Warden C. A. Larkin, 46, of Folsom « Prison died at 1:05 a.m. today at But ter Hospital of infection from atab t wounds he received in last Sunday's i riot at the penitentiary. p He was the fourth victim of the riot, d for which five surviving convicts are a under indictment for murder. Two i convicts and a guard were killed In the a futile escape attempt. i Capt. of the Guard W. J. Ryan, also d stabbed by convict knives, was report- a ed to have recovered sufficiently to be * removed from an oxygen tent. t Three convicts are still in the prison hospital, two of them In serious condi- . tion. 1 _ L Carnegie Judge Praises Art by \ U.S. Sponsorship 5 By th« Associated Press. PITTSBURGH. September 24.— \ Those paintings that are beginning to appear in many post offices and other , Federal buildings throughout the Na- ( tion drew praise today from Henry Varnum Poor, the Kansas artist. In Pnttsburgh, as one of the four J judges of the 1937 Carnegie interna tional exhibit, the noted painter and , ceramic designer, declared that Gov ernment encouragement of art was developing and strengthening regional ' tastes. • 1 He added: ( "The open competitions for art j projects have been ideal. They have y given the young men a chance. They f have been fair and they have left the selection for the most part to regional a juries so that the murals have re- a fleeted the taste and needs of the com- e munity.” There were few arguments among g the judges as they moved slowly o through the wide, halls. f] The two Americans, a Frenchman o and an Italian “get along splendidly,” t said Judson Smith, the other Amer- 1 lean, in this manner: b "We just use such words as ‘mag mfique’ and ‘terrific' • • * and we a can understand each others' opinions p perfectly.” % . r, » _ Dies in Plane Crash ■ .. .. M»i Charles Wilson, killed in the crash of his plane at Queens Chapel Airfield yesterday, shown with his wife a short time ago. _ —Star Staff Photo. New Commander of Legion Doesn’t Drink, Smoke or Cuss Daniel Doherty9 43 and a Lawyer, Doesn’t Gamble, Either. NEW YORK. September 24 tN. A. 1. A.).—The American Legion’s new latlonal commander, Daniel J. Ooherty, is a 43-year-old Woburn. Hass., lawyer and political figure who erv’ed hi* time in the war in the Paymaster Corps of the United SUtes *avy in stations in Norfolk, Wash ngton and Philadelphia. Not only is he what the boys used o call, between pay days, a jughead, >ut he is also a teetotaler. There is a rumor going around imong observers of the antics of the art few day* of the Legion convention lere that it was his teetotalism that von out for him and that Mr. Doherty masted into office on the crest of a vave of remorse. But that rumor lidn't stand up among those who had wen watching the behind-the- scenes nanipulations, trades and deals that narked his campaign under the ruidance of Bill Doyle, Massachusetts Mllticlan. Not only is young-looking Mr. Soherty a teetotaler, but, as hi* ergeant at arms told a State caucus ast year in Cleveland where the Woburn lawyer’* campaign for the ommandership was unsuccessful, "He lon’t play cards, he don't play the lorses, he don’t shoot craps, he don’t ramble with nothing. He don’t even mss.” "What," demanded a perplexed -egionnalre at this point, “the hell Joes he do for fun?” Job Is a Sacrifice. Mr Doherty was present and pro ’ided the answer himself. ’’I do what I want to do,” he ex ilained. "I don’t think a man can lave fun unless he does what he vants to do.” Although very few Legion command rs have been able to use the national potlight that follows them into office 0 advance themselves in later pohti al careers, friends of Mr. Doherty ere are confident the Woburn lawyer 1 shrewd enough to do It. Paul V. fcNutt, former Governor of Indiana, resent United States high commls loner to the Philippines, is the only asi commanaer wno turned • Legion allowing to account at the polls and ttracted national attention, while the ite O. L. Bodenhelmer of El Dorado an for the Senate in Arkansas and ras defeated by Mrs. Hattie Carraway. However, it seems to be true that, rhatever position Comdr. Doherty ver found himself in, he has used it o advantage. That seems to be more han implied in the fact that, while e started out as newsboy and has een a practicing lawyer only 18 years -many of which have been devoted 0 unpaid work for the Legion—he,is asking a financial sacrifice to take he |9,000-a-year Job of commander. Comdr. Doherty is a little man, with lack, wavy hair, a square, rosy face, nd hard blue eyes that hide discreet v behind rimless, octagonal glasses, ie played a little bit of every sport rhile working his way through Bur ett College, specialising in cross ountry running. "How,” he says, a ittle mournfully, "the only chance I et to run is when I'm catching a rain.” But he manages to keep look ng very fit, chiefly by playing golf. Ie is an expert golfer, shooting fre luently in the seventies. Comdr. Doherty was the oldest of tie seven children of a foreman in a >cal tannery. Cutting up the slim ay envelope among a family of nine id not leave much for such luxuries s education and good times. But the toherty boys buckled to on their own nd so did two of the girls. John L. 1 now a doctor and Joseph A. a entist. Two of his sisters are nurses nd the man 1.000,000 Legionnaires re starting today to call Dan is what e Is. Politics is Comdr. Doherty's chief obby. He was elected alderman on ae City Council of Woburn when he 'as 21 and re-elected at the expira lon of his first term. But the war iterfered with the conclusion of that •rm and he has never run for another fflce. He has been appointed to his ther official Jobs—secretary to the layor in 1931, assistant district at arney of Middlesex County and special aslstant district attorney. DANIEL J. DOHERTY. He ha* been married 12 years and has no children. “Unless,” he says, “you count the Legion. They've been part of my family for 18 years." He emerged from the war a warrant officer and is now lieutenant com mander in the Naval Reserve. <Cop»Tiiht, 1937, br the North Amerlcict Newspaper Alliance, Inc.) Served Here During War. The American Legion's new national commander, Daniel J. Doherty, here with the Navy during the World War. He was attached to the office of the cable censor. While on duty in the Capital, Doherty, as a Naval Reservist, was officially attached to the U. S. S. Triton at the Washington Navy Yard. At first, he held the rating of yoeman, but May 10, 1918, he was transferred to the Naval Training Station at Nor folk, Va., where he served as a pay clerk. Later he went with the Naval Overseas Transport Service at Phila delphia. He enrolled in the Naval Reserve at Boston on September 25, 1917, and came to Washington shortly there after. He was released from active duty February 11, 1919. ---— MILLAN FUNERAL TO BE TOMORROW Burial of Leading D. C. Lawyer to Be in Bock Creek Cemetery. The funeral of William Walter Millan, a leading Washington lawyer, who died yesterday, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Francis Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church South, 3146 Sixteenth street. Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery. Mr. Mlllan's death followed an illness of several months. He was 74. He was a former president of the District Bar Association and had been practicing law here since 1890. He was a faculty member of National University Law School and was senior member of Millan & Smith, the oldest law firm in the city to remain with out change of personnel. His partner is R. E. L. Smith. Mr. Millan was actiVe in church work and in the Odd Fellows. A daughter, Mrs. Horace Eppes of Larchmont, N. Y., and two sisters, at Fairfax, Va„ survive. VESSELS CAUTIONED Hurricane to Pass Bast of Ber muda, Weather Bureau Says. JACKSONVILLE. Fla., September 24 UP).—The Weather Bureau issued today the following 9:30 a.m. ad visory: "The Atlantic hurricane was cen tral 7 a.m. (E. S. T.) near latitude 30 degrees north, longitude 55 de grees west, moving north northwest or north, attended by shifting gales and heavy squalls over a large area and winds of hurricane force near center. Center of disturbance will pass northward some 500 miles east of Bermuda during the day. Caution advised vessels in path." Girl JumperiPedals’ and Prays, Eludes Death as Parachute Rips IT the Aisoelited Presn. BLAOKSTONE, V»., September 24. -With blond ringlets flying, pretty 7-year-old Gloria Allen “pedaled” nd prayed her way back from a rofeasional parachute jumper's death hen her parachute ripped at 1,700 set yesterday. She came through it, game and live, with two broken legs, to the maxement of several thousand fright aed fair-goers. As the Batavia, N. Y., high school irl detached herself from a balloon ver the Blackstone Courier-Record’s ve-county exposition the frail fabric F the ohute snagged somewhere on be clothing of her brother, Eddie, 7, who also was hanging to the tlloon with Sister Florence. 15. The cloth tore from side to center nd the girl dropped like a rock, the xraehute fluttering behind. Desperately she efatimed her legs t and hauled at 'chute corns to ortng herself under the rippling silk which meant life. The air caught it, bellied it open and she floated downward. Again it gave way; again she fell. Hundreds of feet below her pale faced father, William Allen, shouted the instructions he. had given her before they started touring with the show. Several women fainted and men clenched their fists, some afraid to look. But Gloria was praying and work ing. too. * “She fought with her legs as if rid ing a bicycle and five times maneu vered under the parachute to block her fall," said A. F. Hudgins, weekly publisher and fair president. Twelve feet or more from deep grass in a Blackstone town lot the ’chute collapsed the last time. She fell again, breaking both legs and her left foot. . I YOUNG PILOT DIES AS WIFE WATCHES Charles Wilson, 22, Killed in Plane Crash Near District Line. In the little two-seated plane pur chased only a month ago with high hopes that it would lift him from his commonplace Job in a barber supply firm to the glamorous career of a transport pilot, Charles Wilson, 22, of 1925 Kearney street northeast rode to his death with the setting sun yes terday. On the ground at Queens Chapel Airport in Prince Georges County, near the District line, the young stu dent pilot’s wife, Mrs. Helen Wilson, 21, a long-distance telephone operator, watched proudly as his plane circled 1,000 feet overhead. Terror drove pride from the young bride’s eyes, however, when the plane nosed earthward, its motor roaring, and watchers on the ground shouted: “My God, Charlie's spinning in.” In deadly circles, its controls flap ping frantically as Wilson tried to maneuver out of the spin, the plane plunged earthward to crash in a field about a mile from the airport. Die* Few Minutes Later. Wilson was alive when he was dragged from the wreckage, but he died a few minutes later of a frac tured neck and crushed skull. Sob bing, his wife was led from the scene. The couple had been married two years. Becoming interested in aviation about a year ago, Wilson won the praise of his teachers when he learned to solo after only 3 hours and 20 min utes’ instruction. This fortified his amhjtion to become a transport pilot and last month he pooled his resources with Prank B. Swarr, an engineer, of 370 Todd place northeast to purchase the plane. "I took off first yesterday,” Swarr related, 'and stayed up about an hour. When I landed, at 6 p.m., Charlie borrowed my helmet and gog gles, and I told him: ’Take it away, Charlie; don’t let it get you down.’ ’’He laughed and took off perfectly. I watched him gam altitude and walked to his wife. She was looking up. and I said. ’Look at Charlie,’ and she said, ’Oh!’ “I locked up and shouted, 'My God, Charlie’s spinning in.’ Thirty Hours’ Flying Tima. “He was a fine pilot and had set his heart on getting a transport li cense. It’s a shame. Although he had only about 30 hours’ flying time, he could fly as well as I, and I’ve got 170. I don’t know what caused the crash, unless he went into a dead stall and then didn’t have enough altitude to come out of the spin.” Mrs. Wilson was taken away from the field by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ma son. 1931 Seventh street northeast, close friends of the couple, who had driven to the field with Wilson to watch him fly. Funeral services will be held at the home of Wilson’s parents, in Baltimore. - ■ ---— DR. CHARLES HUNT, EX-RESIDENT, DIES Oculist and Inventor, Who Once Lived Here, Succumbs in New York. Dr. Charles Hunt, osulist and In ventor, died recently in New York, it was learned here today. He had lived here for several years at 3606 New Hampshire avenue. An eye specialist, Dr. Hunt main- ' tained offices in Belfast and in Lon don, but gave up his profession almost entirely In favor of his Inventions when he came to this country many years ago. These include lifeboat de taching gears, and electrical davit and deep sea sounding instruments. Bom In Cork, Ireland, his mother. Jane Love Hunt, was a daughter of a former lord lieutenant of Ireland. He was educated on the continent, later studying at Trinity College and the University of Edinburgh. Coming to America, he married Mary Leary of Syracuse. N. Y.. and devoted his time to his inventions, but dis continued his efforts on an airship on the death of his father-in-law. He had worked on it for several years. Dr. Hunt was a cousin of the late Dr. Thomas Hunt of Moorfteld's Hos pital. London. He is survived by his widow, a son, Charles Hunt, and two grandchildren. AIR CORPS WILL BACK PILOTS REFUSING TESTS Will Support Those Who May De cline to Fly Ships Linked to Suspected Sabotage. Army Air Corps test pitots will be given the support of the Air Corps should they refuse to fly 11 Northrop attack airplanes built by the Douglas Aircraft Co. in California on the ground of suspected sabotage. The War Department has received no official communication of any kind on ,the situation, it was said, and the matter is in the hands of Air Corps field personnel entirely. The depart ment and the Air Corps, however, will back up the Army inspector and test pilots in their handling of the case, it was said by officials in the office of the chief of Air Corps, Maj. Oen. Oscar Westover. Suspicion of sabotage, it is said, grew out of labor troubles at the Douglas plant. Inspection of the air planes is said to have resulted of dis covery of rags in gasoline lines of two of the airplanes. In view of possibility of hidden damage to the airplanes, it is believed Army test pitots may insist that factory test pitots make the first flights. FEDERAL OWNERSHIP OF RAILROADS FEARED By the Associated Press. PITTSBURGH, September 24.—Use of the Nation’s railroads as "social reform laboratories’’ will head them “directly, inexorably toward Govern ment ownership,” Dr. C. S. Duncan, economist of the Association of Amer ican Railroads, predicted yesterday. Addressing the Allegheny Regional Advisory Board, the economist as serted: "Private credit cannot withstand the encroachment of public credit. Private capital secured on the basis of earning power cannot long mam tain the unequal struggle with pub funds derived from taxing power.** t Awaits Countess Mama Lance, only son of Countess Haugwitz von Reventlow. is shown in Tyrolian attire, playing on the beach at Venice under care of his nurse. He soon will be reunited with his parents, who recently sailed from New York for Europe after a short visit in the United States. The countess is the former Barbara Hutton. —Copyright, Wirephoto.