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(U. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Mostly cloudy and slightly wanner to
night; probably showers and cooler to
morrow; gentle to moderate shifting
winds. Temperatures today—Highest, 79,
noon: lowest, 54, at 6:45 a.m.
Full report on page A-8.
_CloiingN.Y. Market!—Sales—Page 12 Yesterday’* Circulation, 140,362
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* , 85th YEAR. Xo. 34,11j. P0»t omcV w^nston.”!?*1” WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1937—FORTY-FOUR PAGES. 1 on Mean* Associated Press. TWO CENTS.
Four Points Are Reported
Established in First
Talks in Munich.
International Justice and Solidar
ity Against Subversion Stress
ed, Gayda Asserts.
German National Socialist move
ment took cue from Italian fascism
and, with exception of short period
4 of rivalry after advent of Hitler,
the tioo dictators have been closely
allied, especially in fight on com
munism. Rome-Berlin axis grew
out of Italy’s Ethiopian campaign
and German support for that mili
tary adventure. Hitler visited Mus
solini in 1934, but since then the
dictators have not met.
(Picture on Page A-2.)
By the Associated Press.
ROME, September 25.—'The Fascist
Writer Virginio Gayda reported to his
newspaper, Giornale d'ltalia, today
that the first confidential conversa
tion between Premier Mussolini and
Chancellor Hitler in Munich estab
lished four main points:
“1. That there should be complete
comprehension and merited respect
for fascism and national socialism
as ideals and regimes among other
states where fascism and national
socialism have no intentions of es
tablishing themselves.
“Defamations Must Cease.”
1 “Therefore, these systematized def
amation programs against the two
regimes and against the two respon
R1 hi** nfRrprc t /-w
cease. The two regimes resolved to
affirm always and decisively their
value and their legitimate rights.
"2. Europe must recognize Germany
and Italy have the right to technical
and political parity, especially to moral
parity, with every other great nation
in every occasion and on every prob
• lem.
"3. There shall be revived a greater !
Bense of comprehension and respect
for the rights of life and progress of i
all nations; that is to say, interna
tional justice shall operate with fact,
not alone with words.
Joint War on Subversion.
”4. That all nations, in a reborn
sense of solidarity seeking the best
ends of European civilization, shall
and a common denominated of com
ln joint defense against subversion,
and a common demnominator of com
prehension concerning their mutual
peril against this subversion.”
Gayda said this was a “realistic
explanation of their concrete will
In working for peace in Europe.”
"The Rome-Berlin axis is not a
bloc,” he added. “It merely had de
cided on solidarity. This solidarity
does not close the door to any nation
of good will, beginning with England,
France and Poland.
"Nations should realize now that
, for such a program for peace in Eu
rope, wide vision is needed. Spirits
capable of going toward something
new, toward sacrifice and endowed
moral courage are needed. The masses
realize this necessity perhaps more
than those who govern.”
Second Meeting of Dictators.
The two dictators met today for the
eecond time in their spectacular ca
reers and Europe tensely awaited the
result of their rendezvous.
The first few hours of the visit of
the Italian premier to the German
chancellor here, where Hitler started
his rise to power, was taken up
with a round of social activities in
a flamboyant setting of bunting and
banners, troops and bands, cheers and
The serious “brass tack” conver
sations of these two men who head
the greatest Fascist states of Europe
either were sandwiched into the nine
hour program in Munich or were
put off until later.
Deep Concern to Europe.
Whenever they come the results of
these talks promised to be of deep
concern to all of Europe, if not
actually factors in shaping the fu
‘ ture.
For consideration there were the
troubled Mediterranean situation,
with France and Britain seeking
Italian co-operation toward a control
of piracy stemming from Spain’s civil
war; Italian and German intervention
In that war—whether it should con
tinue, be curbed or halted; rivalries
In Middle Europe, and Vatican at
tempts to terminate opposition to
Catholicism in Germany.
Today’s welcome for H Duce was
markedly different from that tendered
to Hitler in 1934, when he went to
Venice. Then Hitler stopped, like an
oridnary tourist, in a hotel; today
Mussolini stopped in a palace.
Munich’s first “heils” were for the
visitor, whereas Venice had shouted
her loudest "vivas,” not for Hitler,
but for Mussolini.
This holiday-making city cheered
loud and Jong and there was all the
pomp of a militaristic state to salute
Hitler Inspects Decorations.
Fifteen minutes before a gun battery
boomed the signal 111 Duce’s special
train had arrived, Hitler made a last
minute inspection of the decorations
at the station square to make sure
that everything was in readiness.
Mussolini arrived at 10:05 a.m. (4:05
a.m. E. S. T.).
Twenty-five thousand German sol
diers and work troops were lined up
in front of the Munich Station and
held back a throng estimated at 100,000
persons while Hitler and 16 of his
highest officials went inside to meet
II Duce.
This was followed by a formal wel
come to Munich delivered in the huge
r square outside the station. ^
* * '
| Lanham t amilies Guard Homes
Against Dawn Mystery Sniper
Heads of Families Fired On While In
vestigating Attempts of Armed In
truder to Enter Residences.
a Staff PrtrrPtrvinHonl nf TV.« C * *• I i . ■ i <
LANHAM, Md., September 25.—
Three families in the densely-wooded
section along Finns Lane here today
were keeping vigilance ' near their
homes following a reign of terror cre
ated since 4:30 a m., when a man be
gan taking pot shots at them.
Guy H. Gerald and his son Frank
sat throughout the morning in the
edge of the brush surrounding their
homes guarding against the man’s re
turn with a rifle. Dean W. Martin, a
neighbor of the Geralds living some
distance away, also was guarding his
home with a shotgun.
The man made his first appearance
at the home of Frank Gerald at
4:30 a m. today. The younger Gerald
said he was awakened by a noise as
if some one was attempting to break
into the house. As Gerald went on
to the porch, a shot was fired at
him and the householder ducked back
into the house to get his rifle.
About an hour later the man visited
the home of Martin and apparently
nut injjtru uu Uirwiv lllLU me nouse.
He said three or four shots were fired
at him when he started to investigate
the noise.
The man later broke into the Sum
mer home of the elder Gerald, who is
employed by the H. O. L. C. in Wash
ington, and stole a quantity of food.
Guy Gerald and his wife were in
Washington at the time, but hurried
to Lanham when called by his son.
, The younger Gerald said he saw the
man shortly after 7 a.m. today and
shot at him several times on the sec
ond visit to his home. He could not,
however, say if the man was white
or colored.
The man was again seen in the
woods near the Gerald home shortly
before 10 o’clock.
Prince Georges County police were
summoned three different times by
the Geralds and Martin, but no
search had been made of the wooded
area shortly before noon today.
Meantime the Geralds and their
wives sat with a rifle on a narrow
trail leading to their houses and
awaited the man’s next appearance.
Breakfasts in Diner—Talk
at Casper Hits “Lip Serv
ice” to Program.
Text of Roosevelt address at
Casper, Wyo., on Page A-3.
Ey the Associated Press.
GARDINER. Mont., September 25.
—President Roosevelt arrived here
early today but waited until after a
train breakfast before motoring to
Yellowstone National Park to spend
the week end. He had arranged to
leave for the park with Mrs. Roose
velt about two hours after his special
reached this northern entrance to the
The President began his sight-see
ing week end after six rear plat
form talks in Wyoming, where he
promised less Federal spending and
struck at those who give only "lip
service” to Government objectives.
Instead of reviving the Supreme
Court issue, as many had forecast he
might do—at least indirectly—he
talked thus far of better times, fewer
people on relief, broad administration
aims, electric power, and other less
controversial subjects.
He also told an inquirer at one stop
that he hoped the United States would
stay out of war.
The presence of Senator O’Mahoney,
foe of the defeated Supreme Court
enlargement plan, in the welcoming
group at Cheyenne and on the Presi
dent's train across the State surprised
some observers, but O’Mahoney con
sidered it the "normal" thing to do.
He told inquiring newspaper men he
had no enmity toward Mr. Roosevelt
and the latter, in his half dozen talks,
gave no outward indication of his
feelings in that respect.
The President has described his
current trip as one of inspection rather
uuaii a campaign tour.
Eager to Visit Park.
The Chief Executive and Mrs.
Roosevelt looked forward to their stay
in Yellowstone after a crowded 24
hours of speech-making in Iowa and
They expected to meet at the park’s
Mammoth Springs Hotel during the
day Mr. and Mrs. John Boettiger,
son-in-law and daughter, and the
latter’s two children, Eleanor and
Curtis Dali. They will remain with
the party until the train reaches
Seattle, their home, Tuesday night.
After leaving Casper, Wyo., the spe
cial rolled through the wintry night
toward Laurel and Livingston. Mont.,
and Gardiner, Mont., northern en
trance to the Nation’s scenic wonder
land. Flurries of snow were in the air
and the entire party changed to
heavier clothing.
At Casper, after a motor trip to the
restored Fort Casper, the President
told a railroad station audience that
he was convinced the “rank and file
of the people of this country approve
the objectives of their Government.”
Working for Objectives.
“The approve and support those
who work for objectives by proposing
methods to obtain the objectives, even
though those methods be changed by
consultation and conference,” he said.
"But they do not become very en
thusiastic about those who give only
lip service to the objectives and do
nothing toward attaining them. * • *
“We can get along in local and
State and the Federal Government
without the services of those who are
good citizens only so long as it does
not cost their pocketbooks anything to
be good citizens.”
Listing $60,0o0,000 in Federal ex
penditures for Wyoming in the lest
four years, he said this pace was not
going to be kept up “because there
isn’t anything like the unemployment
today that existed when I first came
into office.”
He said people on relief in Wyoming
had decreased from 11,000 to under
6,000 in the past year—all of which,
he added, was “helping me to balance
the budget and we are doing it.”
He repeated the American people
were not only “acting but thinking in
national terms” and said again demo
cratic processes of government could
meet emergencies “if the leadership in
public life recognizes and has the
courage to tackle the problems of the
“Unless those problems are met,” he
said, "uncertainty and fear on the
part of the people are likely to re
sult—as they resulted in 1932 and
early 1933 — uncertainty and fear
which, if allowed to continue, would
lead ultimately to a dictatorial form
of government and the destruction of
our personal liberties.” ^
j _
Word on His Future Plans
Likely to Be Tip-off
on 1940 Race.
By the Associated Press.
Politicians—particularly those who
think President Roosevelt may seek
a third term—are watching closely for
official word on Postmaster General
Farley’s future plans.
Some of them would regard his re
tirement from the cabinet, even
though he retained the chairmanship
of the Democratic National Commit
tee, as a tip-off that the Chief Execu
tive had made up his mind not to
run again despite any amount of pos
sible urging.
If Mr. Roosevelt has any third-term
ideas, these men argue, he would not
permit withdrawal from Washington
of the man who directed his political
campaigns so successfully through two
Democratic National Conventions and
two presidential elections.
They recalled that, despite recur
rent criticism from some of the Presi
dent’s closest supporters, Farley held
both the cabinet and the party posts
throughout Mr. Roosevelt’s first term
and took only a leave of absence from
the Post Office Department to con
duct the 1936 campaign.
Acceptance Delayed.
Farley is understood to have agreed
to become president of the Pierce
Arrow Motor Corp. He has delayed ac
cepting the post, it is reported, until
preparation of an S. E. C. registration
statement for a new Pierce-Arrow
stock issue.
In his two present positions he has
served the President in three major
ways—as political adviser and organ
izer, as cabinet member and as ‘‘whip
ping boy.”
Even if he kept the National Com
mittee post his return to private busi
ness undoubtedly would curtail his
political activities. As a business ex
ecutive he would not have much time
to devote to Democratic orsanization
Farley's political activities have not
been limited to campaigns. He con
stantly has been in touch with politi
cal lieutenants, making speeches and
handling patronage matters.
Record (or Travel.
No other cabinet officer has ap
proached Farley’s record (or travel
and speechmaking. In campaigns and
out, he has gone back and forth across
the Nation lauding the Roosevelt ad
ministration and replying to criticisms
of its policies.
Nor has he ignored the Post Office
Department. Friends say he is proud
of its record. In answer to criticism
Farley has declared that for the first
time in years the department is on a
business basis and that it operates
with surpluses instead of deficits.
As “whipping boy,” Farley has fre
quently jumped forward to assume re
sponsibility for administration policies
that met attack. In such instances he
has taken his “beating” with a smile
and without resentment.
Refuses to Give Name After Leap
Prom Highway
An elderly woman who refused to
reveal her identity was rescued from
the Potomac River by two fishermen
today after she plunged from Highway
Bridge. At Emergency Hospital phy
sicians said she apparently had not
been injured.
Roy Moore, 47, of 702 Barry place,
and Thomas A. Driver, 607 Freemont
street, both colored, told police they
were fishing from a row boat near the
bridge when they heard a splash and
saw the woman struggling in the water.
Some one on the bridge, the fisher
men said, threw a rope to the
struggling woman, and she held it
until they could row their boat to her
Park Policeman Robert Howell said
the woman, who appeared to be about
60, steadfastly refused to give any in
formation about herself and that her
clothing bore no marks of identifica
tion. At the hospital she told physi
cians she wanted to be treated by her
own physician, whose name she re
luctantly divulged.
Windsort Leave for Paris.
VIENNA. September 25 OP).—The
Duke and Duchess of Windsor left by
train today for Paris. .
3estruction Heaviest Yet
Wrought in Nanking
by Planes.
Light, Water and Food Facilities
for City's Million Are
Japanese attempt to break resist
ance of China took to the air after
troops had fought to a standstill
outside Shanghai without driving
Chinese from that metropolis.
Bombing of cities from Canton
north to Shanghai and other
Yangtze River cities have grown in
frequency after Japanese warned
foreigners of impending attempt to
wipe Nanking oft map by bombing.
Thousands of Chinese non-com
batants have died as result of aerial
dt inr tress.
NANKING, September 25.—Japa
nese war planes bombed China's cap
ital for nearly seven hours today,
inflicting the heaviest destruction yet
wrought in the series of devastating
Japanese ajr raids.
Though loss of life was extensive,
officials estimated casualties would be
less than 200. No foreigners were
reported killed.
Nanking's $1,000,000 electric power
plant was bombed into a shell of ruins
»nd the city's water works put out of
commission by Japanese projectiles.
Authorities believed the property dam
age from the renewed aerial attacks,
coming after a day's respite due to
rainy weather, would run into millions
of dollars.
The American Embassy staff
watched the spectacular raid from the
Embassy verandah. The nearest bombs
tell a mile away.
Two Hospitals Struck.
Two government hospitals, flying
the Red Cross flag, were struck by
Japanese bombs, but were not damaged
seriously. Three blocks of the city’s
best shops were wiped out in the heart
of Nanking.
Chinese officials declared light, water
and food facilities, upon which 1,000,
000 persons depended, were destroyed
by the raiders despite Japanese as
sertions their attacks were aimed only
at military objectives.
Eighty Japanese warplanes made the
raid, sweeping over the terror-stricken
capital in continuous waves while
Chinese anti-aircraft guns thundered
defiance. Three Japanese planes were
One Falls Into Yangtze.
One raider, hit directly by the first
anti-aircraft blast, fell like a comet
into the Yangstze River. Two other
Japanese flyers bailed out, but their
parachutes failed and they dropped
to death as their planes fell in flames.
Police, soldiers and other spectators
watched the aerial battle from crowded
streets, cheering as the Japanese
planes fell to earth.
Projectiles rained about the National
Health Institute and the adjoining
hospital housing a thousand wounded
Chinese soldiers, but none was hurt
during the attack.
Central, South China Attacked.
SHANGHAI, September 25 l/P).—
Fleets of Japanese warplanes scattered
new devastation and terror today in
the most densely populated areas of
Central and South China.
Shanghai, Nanking, Canton and the
Wuhan cities—Hankow, Wuchang and
Hanyang—the great centers that Ja
pan's air raiders have punished most
(See CHINA, Page A-8.)
Cooler weather and perhaps showers
will mark the first Sunday of Fall in
the District, the Weather Bureau pre
dicted today.
The drop in temperature tomorrow
will follow a slight rise tonight when
it will be mostly cloudy, according to
the forecast.
The mercury rose from a low of 54
at 6:45 a.m. today to 72 at 10 a.m.
This was 2 degrees higher than at
the same time yesterday, when a
maximum of 79 was recorded at 3:50
Plot to Strike at Backs of
Madrid Defenders Is
Sympathies of Latin-Americans
divided between Loyalists defenders
of Madrid and Fascist insurgents.
Madrid-Valencia government has
had to contend with repeated sub
versive movements aimed at attack
ing its lines around Madrid from
the rear. Military situation ap
proaches stalemate with only move
ment taking place in northwest,
where rebels advance steadily
against Gifon, last Loyalist strong
hold on Bay of Biscay.
By the Associated Press.
MADRID. September 25.—Govern
ment officials uprooting what was
described as a vast movement to over
throw the Madrid-Valencia regime
declared today its ramifications
reached directly into the Chilean Em
They asserted the general staff head
quarters tor the civil and military
conspiracy was located there. A
Chilean businessman, identified as
Manuel Asencio Zuria, and two men
said to be employes of the Argentine
Embassy were among the 200 persons
already under arrest in this be
sieged metropolis.
Asencio Zuria, accused as the chief
of one of four groups comprising the
conspiracy, was said to have had
1,650 men at his command, ready to
strike at the rear of government
troops defending Madrid upon a junc
tion of the insurgent operations on the
Madrid front.
200 Now Jailed.
The sudden drawing of the govern
ment net was reported to have brought
capture of the conspiracy leaders
among the 200 now jailed. The insur
gent sympathizers involved in the
scheme were said officially to number
Pour groups made up this anti- gov
ernment "army” within the former
capital, a government communique
explained. One was said to be com
posed of "White Falangistas,"
principally refugees hiding in the
Chilean Embassy.
The second group was said to have
been comprised of "military elements’*
who were to be given arms for the
rear guard attack on the troops that
have been holding off Generalissimo
Francisco Franco's siege since last
November 6.
Duties of Fourth Obscure.
A third group, civil-jiilitary in na
ture, was said to be prepared to take
over control of Madrid. The duties
of the fourth group were not outlined
in the communique, which simply
said it was headed by a Spaniard
named Galan and a Cuban named
Breu. Galan was said to be in
custody, but Breu had been expelled
before any connection with the as
serted plot was uncovered.
Summary of Today's Star
Page. page.
Art .B-3 Music .B-4
Books _B-2 Obituary _A-S
Church Radio _C-13
News —B-5-6-7 Real
Comics —C-20-21 Estate C-l to 12
Drama _C-22 Serial Story. B-7
Editorials __A-6 Society _A-9
Finance _A-12 Sports ._.A-10-11
Los tic Found C-13 Woman's Pg. B-8
Japan's bombers wreak new havoc in
China's capital. Page A-l
Chileans accused of plotting to assist
Insurgents. Page A-l
Hitler and Duce demand powers re
spect fascism. Page A-l
Roosevelt begins Yellowstone tour after
six Wyoming talks. Page A-l
Farley watched closely for tip-off on
third-term plans. Page A-l
President’s Cup competition starts
this afternoon. Page A-l
Army planes here today for Red
Cross drive. Page A-S
Tests to determine cause of Brinkley’s
dazed condition. Page A-14
Zoo-bound animals encounter cold
weather at Boston. Page A-14
Start on water front work hinges on
appropriation. Page A-14
Numoer or rood poisoning victims here
increased to 225. PageA-14
Fonda ends Jacoby's reign as
kind of outboard racers Page A-10
Rookies to finish out season with
Nationals Page A-10
Georgetown mapping plans to
regain foot ball heights Page A-ll
Tinsley paces Cards to victory
over Redskins Page A-ll
Throngs to witness big games
over Nation today Page A-ll
Editorials. Page A-6
This and That. Page A-6
Stars, Men and Atoms. Page A-6
Answers to Questions. Page A-6
David Lawrence. Page A-7
H. R. Burkhage. Page A-7
Mark Sullivan. Page A-7
Jay Franklin. Page A-7
Lamuel F. Parton. Page A-7
Nature’s Children. Page B-7
Serial Story. Page B-7
Dorothy Dix. Page B-8
Betsy Caswell. Page B-8
Vital Statistics. Page C-ll
Shipping News. Page C-ll
City News in Brief. Page C-12
Traffic Convictions. Page C-12
Cross-word Puzzle. PageC-20
Bedtime Story. Page C-20
Contract Bridge. Page C-21
Letter-Out. Page C-21
Wife of General
In Czarist Chief
Mystery Seized
Orders Also Out to Ar
rest Her Husband,
Gen. Skobline.
St the Associated Press.
PARIS, September 25.—Dark-haired
Mme. Nadine Plevitskaia, singer of
Russian songs, was arrested today in
connection with the mysterious dis
appearance of her husband, Gen.
Nicholas Skobline, and a second for
mer Russian Army chief, Gen Eugene
de Miller.
Agents of the Surete Nationale,
searching for the two vanished white
Russian leaders, placed Mme. Plev
itskaia under arrest after hours of
The surere also issued orders for the
arrest of Gen. Skobline as the central
figure in the baffling disappearance of
De Miller, chief of Russian emigres,
who served in the late Czar Nicholas'
De Miller failed to return Wednes
day night from an engagement he
feared might be an ambush. His aide,
Skobline. reported his disappearance
and then himself vanished the fol
lowing morning.
Black-clad Mme. Skobline made re
peated denials she knew anything
about her husband's movements but
she was led away weeping behind her
heavy veil to the w-omen's prison.
The sudden break in the mysterious
case apparently was based on docu
ments seized when Surete agents
searched Skobline’s suburban home,
leading police to seek him for ques
tioning about De Miller's disappear
Authorities said they also had found
wide discrepancies in Mme. Plevit
skaia’s version of her movements be
fore her husband vanished.
Meanwhile, a police guard was post
ed about the residence of Gen Anton
Deniken, one-time generalissimo of the
White Russian army, after investi
gators learned of an incident that may
throw light on “the case of the van
ishing generals.”
Surete agents learned that Skobline
had offered to drive Deniken to Brus
reis following the disappearance of
Gen. de Miller.
Deniken declined to make the motor
trip because he believed De Miller,
with whom he had been unfriendly aft
er a recent argument, would also be
at Brussels.
Deniken’s friends said Skobline then
told the former generalissimo: "De
Miller will not be at Brussels.”
Chinese Envoy to Tell Hull Army's
Activities Are Crudest
in History.
Bj the Associated Press.
Chinese Ambassador C. T. Wang in
a formal statement today denounced
Japan’s military activities in China as
"so cruel and outrageous that history
furnishes no parallel.”
The envoy said at a press conference
that he intended to convey the state
ment to Secretary Hull for his in
formation. He added, in response to
questions, that he had no instructions
from his government to solicit United
States aid in the Sino-Japanese crisis.
Borrowing phrases used by Secre
tary Hull in a sharp note dispatched
to Japan earlier this week protesting
against indiscriminate bombing of
large non-combatant Chinese popula
tions, Wang condemned the Japanese
war machine for having "grossly vio
lated the principles of humanity and
the pertinent canons of international
He reiterated earlier accusations
that the Japanese military has em
ployed poison gases in its operations
in North China and asserted that
“ferocious aerial bombardment is the
keynote of Japanese strategy."
The Ambassador said he understood
the same statement was being issued
by representatives of .the Chinese gov
ernment in other world capitals.
Finns Protest Russian Flights.
HELSINGFORS, Finland, Septem
ber 25 (A1).—The Finnish government
today ordered its Moscow Legation to
lodge an energetic protest with the
Soviet government against the flying
of Russian planes over the Finnish
frontier. Details of the reported
flights were not disclosed.
Consent to Let Firemen and
Policemen Sell Tickets
for Boxing Contests.
One of hundreds of varied relief
ventures financed by Works Prog
ress Administration in last two
years has been school lunch pro
gram financed in Washington and
many other communities. Served to
needy children, venture was of
benefit also to relief workers em
ployed in preparing and serving
lunches. As curtailed funds have
forced consolidation of IV. P. A.
efforts, however, emphasis has been
on spending directly for labor
rather than devoting high per
centage to materials. For this rea
son local W. P. A. authorities with
held approval of lunch project for
another year.
Announcement that the District
Commissioners would permit police
men and firemen to sell tickets for a 1
boxing exhibition to raise money for
the free school lunch program for
needy school children, when two re
quirements are met by the benefit fight
promoters, was made today by Com
missioner Melvin C. Hazen.
His statement apparently ended a
brief controversy which arose when j
Mrs. John Boyle, jr., leader of the
civic group which is attempting to
raise $100,000 for the free lunch pro
gram. gave out a statement implying
the Commissioners were not “inter
Hazen explained that the Board of
Commissioners had not acted yet today
on Mrs. Boyle's request for Police and
Fire Department co-operation merely
because the Board of Education had
not yet sanctioned the revamped school
iunch plan, and because promoters of
the boxing exhibition had not filed
onnlirotimv f ne o nAfmit
To Waive Standing Rule.
Hazen made it clear that the Com
missioners would waive their standing
rule which bars policemen and fire
men in uniform from selling tickets
for any event if the boxing exhibition j
permit were granted and if the School
Board offered no objection. These
two requirements are expected to be
Mrs. Boyle had advised Hazen yes
terday that an answer to her request
must be given at once, since she
claimed the boxing exhibition could
not succeed and would not be held un
less firemen and policemen were
authorized to engage in the ticket
sale. The benefit is to be staged by
Joe Turner at Griffith Stadium Oc
tober 12, under Mrs. Boyle’s plan.
In explaining the need for police
and firemen as salesmen, Mrs. Boyle
said “they know the people in their
neighborhoods and on their beats
and can reach them better than any
other groups.”
For several years the Commission
ers had clung to a rule which for
bids policemen or firemen to sell
tickets for any event while on duty
or in uniform. This was adopted
after business interests protested they
were being coerced into buying tickets
by uniformed officers.
Favor Lifting Ban.
Mrs. Boyle advised the Commission
ers that spokesmen for the Board of
Trade, Merchants and Manufacturers’
Association, the Federation of Wom
en’s Club and the Federation of Busi
ness Men’s Associations favored the
lifting of the ban in this case.
Meanwhile, a committee is work
ing on plans to stage a benefit foot
ball game at the end of the season
between an all-star team picked from
the Washington colleges and the
Washington Redskins. Mrs. Boyle
said one-third of the $100,000 needed
ought to be pledged before the project
was started and that the foot ball
game proceeds would help offset the
second third.
Committee heads will meet for
lunch at Opportunity House Tues
day at 12:30 p.m. to report progress
and to congratulate Opportunity
House as the first to come forward
with aid in the free lunch drive. The
institution indicated it would provide
$3,000 for free lunches to school chil
dren in its Immediate area.
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Miss De Mille to Wed.
LOS ANGELES, September 25 (A*).—
Katherine De Mille, adopted actress
daughter of Film Director Cecil B.
De Mille, and Anthony Quinn, actor,
filed notice yesterday of intention to
Speeders of Power Type to
Battle It Out Along
15-Mile Heat.
Lesser Events of Afternoon Will
Inelude Cruiser Chance
The big fellows of the power boat
world were preparing to renew their
■ivalry on the Potomac today.
Featured by the President’s Cup
race, bringing together eight speed
sters of the Gold Cup type, the second
section of the power division of the
President’s Cup Regatta offered a card
:alculated once more to produce the
sharp competition that marked the
opening yesterday when the tiny out
ooards battled to a decision in nine
: lasses.
And along with these are the lesser
events, ending with the always-popu
ar cruiser chance race, which brings
jut almost everything that will float
for a disaster-threatening 5-mile
merry-go-round in which the winner
is determined by a number pulled out
jf a hat.
The first 15-mile heat of the Presi
dent's Cup is on today on the Hains
Point course, with the second and
liuiu tttiueu tomurrow aiiemoon.
Over the 30-mile route this after
noon the 225-cubic-inch hydroplanes
will seek the national championship,
this race being split into three 10
mile heats.
The first heat of the President's Cup
is listed for 3:35, and in the eighth
starters that are scheduled to answer
the gun are the two entries of Count
rheo Rossi of Italy, the Alagi, which
ran second in the recent Detroit Gold
Cup, won by the Notre Dame, and
the Aradam.
Notre Dame Also Entered.
The Notre Dame, owned by Herbert
Mendelson of Detroit, which won here
in 1935, is also entered, as is the 15
year-old El Lagarto, George Reis’
campaigner from Lake George, which
was almost put on the power boat
scrap heap in the President’s Cup race
Last year when rammed by Notre Dame.
El Lagarto won this race in 1931
Jack Rutherfurd, the Port Wash
ington, Long Island sportsman, who
climaxed an eight-year effort to land
the President’s Cup last year by driv
ing Ma Ja to victory, is back this
year with the new Chinky, and his
wife, Mrs. Maude Rutherfurd, is
driving her new Miss Palm Beach.
Horace Dodge, the Detroit million
aire, is in with Impshi, winner just a
decade ago, and Delphine IX, suc
cessor to Delphine VIII, which cracked
up in the first heat of the President’s
Cup last year.
One scheduled starter failed to
show up—Arthur Bobrick of Los
Angeles, who had entered Water
Wagon, heading for the coast before
the regatta started.
El Lagarto Draws Backers.
Followers of the Gold Cup races
always have their special favorites
and there will be many pulling today
for El Lagarto. Reis’ boat had pushed
Notre Dame to the limit to win the
first heat of the President’s Cup race
last year, and then was put out of
commission at the start of the second
Her owner figured that there wasn't
much use trying to send the old-timer
out anymore, so she was offered to the
Smithsonian. It was too much boat
for the room available there, so Reis
tried to find a berth for her in a
couple of other museums in the East,
but with the same result.
So El Lagarto went back to Lake
George, and there, for months, Reis
tinkered and patched, and El Lagarto
went back to the racing wars.
In the Detroit race she again was
giving battle to Notre Dame in the
first heat when engine trouble slowed
her down.
But today is another day.
In the 225, Miss Manteo II, owned
by H. A. Creef of Manteo, N. C., win
ner of the event last year, is on the
card for this year’s race, which has
added interest by reason of the entry
of Jack Copper, 61-year-old driver
from Kansas City, Mo., whose Tops
II has been performing brilliantly in
Eastern waterways.
Early Races at 1:45.
Today’s card gets under way at
1:45 p.m. with the 91 and 135 cubic
inch hydroplanes going into action.
While these travel together, they con
test in their respective classes, only
being run as a unit because of the
few entries from each that customari
ly start.
The worst the weather man is prom
ising today is cloudy, and a huge turn
out is expected. Yesterday’s crowd
was small, but the half holiday today
was expected to witness a decided
Special traffic arrangements will
permit Hains Point to be cleared in
eight minutes, and an announcing
system from the Coast Guard cutter
Apache, that again is serving as the
official boat, keeps spectators in touch
with proceedings.
As a preliminary to this afternoon’s
card, a number of mile trials were
arranged at 10 o’clock this morning
on the upper end of the course, just
off the railroad bridge.
Tomorrow’s card, which will wind
up the regatta season for 1937, gets
under way at 7 o’clock.
Arizona launches Nary.
PARKER, Ariz., September 25 (/P).—
Arizona launched a navy today—one
Amid cheers of thousands of specta
tors at dedication of Parker Bridge,
linking the California and Arizona
shores of the Colorado River, the
Davie B., owned by Mrs. Nellie T.
Bush, slid down the days as the State'*
honorary armada.
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