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Democrats Predict Decisive
Vote for Price—G. 0. P.
Eyes Congress Posts.
By the Associated Press.
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 30.—Vir
ginians name a new Governor Tuesday,
but no one is excited about the out
come.
Leaders of the dominant Democratic
party say they have organized well to
assure an overwhelming vote for James
H. Price and to make possible a big
attendance at the next State conven
tion. Representation in the convention
is based on the Democratic vote in
the election.
Republican leaders, in disagreement
prior to their State convention over
whether to offer a ticket this year,
are not predicting victory of J. Powell
Royall, but they say th'e Republican
vote will surprise the confident Demo
crats. While the speaking campaign
has been concentrated in the last
two weeks, State Chairman Clarence
R. Ahalt says the party has .organized
with a view to the congressional
elections of 1938.
Mr. Price, lieutenant governor and
imperial recorder for the Shrine, has
left his campaign largely in the
hands of his supporters. Pearne E.
Ketron. Democratic headquarters man- -
ager, says there are no issues.
Mr. Royall, a seasoned campaigner,
has charged that Mr. Price is keep
ing secret his views on public affairs.
He has asserted also that 50 years
of Democratic rule has caused Vir
ginia to lag behind other States in
many respects.
Mr. Price, a Roosevelt supporter,
made it known in the primary that
he favors the policy of fiscal conser
vatism in State government.
Republicans are offering candidates
in 17 of the 83 legislative district*.
There were seven Republicans among
the 100 members of the Lower House
at the last session.
A Lieutenant Governor and an at
torney general will also be elected
Tuesday. Saxon W. Holt and A. P.
Staples, Democratic nominees, re
spectively. for the two officers, are
opposed by Dr. S. A. Reynolds and
Gerould Rumble, Republicans. There
are also Communist and Prohibition
tickets in the field.
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INSTITUTE FOR BLIND
SEEKS $10,000 FUND
Amount to Cover Year's Expense
Needed to Supplement $3,000
Congressional Allotment.
The Columbia Polytechnic Institute
for the Blind yesterday announced the
opening of its drive to obtain $10,000
to cover expenses for the coming y^ar.
The fund will supplement the an
nual $3,000 appropriation which Con
gress has voted for the last 15 years
but which amounts to less than one
third of the institute's annual ex
penses, according to H. R. W. Miles,
president.
The institute has been in operation
since 1900 and maintains work shops
md vocational training for sightless
persons. It has tried to pay them a
nominal compensation for support of
their families and for other expenses,
Miles declared.
Checks should be made out to
Harry G. Meem of the Washington
Loan & Trust Co., treasurer of the
fund.
N0I3E WARNS BOYS
AS WALLS COLLAPSE
Kve Quit Marble Game, Leaping
to Safety as Ericks and
Masonry Crash Down.
By the Associated Press.
BALTIMORE, Oct. 30.—Five boys
warned by ‘‘an awful noise" scam
pered to safety today from beneath
the collapsing walls of a building.
They abandoned their marble game
on the sidewalk and leaped into the
street as bricks and masonry crashed
to the pavement.
The two-story building had been
unused for several years since it had
been taken over by the city for non
payment of taxes. The roof previ
ously had collapsed and parts of the
side walls had caved in.
Girl Scout Week Begins
Mrs. Frederick H. Brooke, national president of Girl Scouts,
and Mary Turner, Troup 72, East Falls Church, Va., examine one
of the exhibits set up at the Little House, New York avenue and
Eighteenth street N.W. as part of Girl Scout Week.
—Star Staff Photo.
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GIRL SCOUT WEEK
Mrs. Frederick Brooke, New
President, Takes Part in
Program at Little House.
Observance of Girl Scout Week be
gan yesterday In Washington at the
Little House, 1750 New York avenue
NW„ with Mrs. Frederick H. Brooke
taking a formal part in her first Scout
event since her election as national
president two weeks ago.
An honor guard of 25 uniformed
Girl Scouts from Arlington County
stood outside the door to welcome
the president on her arrival.
Mrs. Brooke was assisted In receiv
ing by Mrs. J. Harris Franklin, act
ing commissioner of the District Girl
Scout Council, and Mrs. Louis Gueri
neau Myers of New York City, vice
president of the national organiza
tion.
Vistors were shown through the
house and were given an opportunity
to inspect an exhibition of handcraft,
made in Scout camps near Washing
ton, and by children of a number of
social agencies co-operating in Scout
work.
This afternoon at 4, troops will at
tend special services at Washington
Cathedral and St. Aloysius Church.
Among those attending the opening
yesterday were Mrs. Ellen Woodward
of the Works Progress Administration,
Mrs. George Thorpe and Miss Ethel
Mockler of New York.
TEACHERS PLAN TEA
Alliance to Honor President, Mrs.
Page Kirk.
The Teachers Alliance of Washing
ton will give a tea in honor of its
president. Mrs. Page Kirk, from 4 to
6 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson Teachers’
College, Eleventh and Harvard streets
N.W. Dr. F. W. Ballou, Mrs. Henry
Grattan Doyle and other prominent
local educators are expected to attend.
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WELLS WILL OPEN
LECTURE SERIES
White House Reserves Box
for Washington Forum,
Beginning Wednesday.
A box for the Washington Forum
series of 1937-38 lectures at Consti
tution Hail has been reserved for the
use of President Roosevelt and his
family or staff, £?sse H. Knight,
chairman of the Forum Executive
Board, announced yesterday.
Reservations have been received
from many of the foreign embassies
and from a number of local colleges,
universities and schools, he said.
H. G. Wells, British novelist-phi
losopher, will open the series with a
lecture at Constitution Hall Wednes
day evening. His lecture will be based
on the paper he delivered recently
before the British Association for the
Advancement of Science on the sub
ject of the "World Brain."
• Mr. Wells believes there is danger
of a new world war, which can be
deferred or even prevented by world
wide education, not necessarily of
the pacifist type, but which will enable
the average person to understand and
appreciate fully the folly and waste
of war.
He believes that world scientific
advancement, increasing interdepend
ence of the peoples of the world and
the abolition of distance are factors
which will make world co-operation
and co-ordination inevitable. He feels
that we must reshape human affairs
if we do not wish disaster to over
take us.
Mexico Aids Indians.
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 30 (#).—Gov.
Roman Yocupicio of Sonora, accom
panied by two high government offi
cials. left by special plane yesterday
for Hermosillo to launch an agrarian
program designed to benefit the long
neglected Yaqui and Mayo Indians.
BISHOP TO SPEAK
AT CONVOCATION
Northern Branch of Wash
ington biocese to Meet
in Bethesda.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
BETHESDA, Md„ October 30—The
Right Rev. James E. Freeman, Bishop
of Washington, will be the principal
speaker at the evening session of the
Northern Convocation of the Diocese
of Washington, which will meet in
St. John's Church here Wednesday.
Other speakers include the Rev. Alex
ander Zabriskie, professor of history
at the Virginia Theological Seminary
and a delegate to the recent Oxford
Conference; the Rev. Clyde Brown,
diocesan mlssioner, and the Rev. Jo
seph E. Williams, rector of St. John’s.
Dr. Zabriskie will address the con
vocation on the subject “Communism
and National Socialism and Their
Challenge to the Church.”
Convocation sessions will begin at 4
p.m. and will extend through the eve
ning. Dinner will be served for those
attending the conference by the ladies
of the Woman’s Guild of St. John’s,
under the direction of a committee
composed of Mrs. Robert Amiss, Mrs.
J. Harry Pirie and Mrs. Christian
Heineken.
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STAMPS MAY PICTURE
PROMINENT AMERICANS
Roy M. North Tells Philatelic Con
gress He Thinks President Roose
velt Would Favor It.
Br the Associated Preee.
CHICAGO, Oct. 30 —Roy M. North,
acting third assistant postmaster gen
eral, told the third American Phila
telic Congress tonight the Postofflce
Department might issue a new group
of stamps commemorating "Promi
nent Americans.”
“We have had numerous requests
for commemorative stamps picturing
authors and prominent Americans of
history and science,” North repotted.
“I'd like to see such a series and I
think the President is in favor of it.”
He commented that requests for the
Susan B. Anthony Stamp, issued as a
commemorative, had been so numer
ous that "it may become a permanent
issue.”
North said the growth of stamp
collecting was reflected in the revenue
increase of the Government Philatelic
Agency, employing 49 persons in
Washington, from $300,000 in 1933 to
more than $2,000,000 now.
Aid at S. E. C.
NEW DIVISIONAL HEAD IS
APPOINTED. •
GANSON PURCELL,
Former assistant director of
the Trading and Exchange Di
vision of the Securities and
Exchange Commission, who
yesterday was named director,
succeeding S. David Saper
stein, resigned. Mr. Purcell,
who is 32, helped draft the Se
curities Act in 1934.
—Wide World Photo.
$548,765 CONTRIBUTED
FOR SPANISH WAR AID
New York Bureau Shows Largest
Amount Reported by 26
Organisations.,
By the Associated Press.
Twenty-six organisations reported to
the State Department yesterday that
they received contributions totaling
$548,765 for the relief of Spanish war
sufferers during the five months end
ing with September, spent $301,001
for this purpose and $173,584 for ad
ministration and publicity. .
The Medical Bureau to Aid Spanish
Democracy, of New York City, report
ed the largest total of contributions,
$140,915. Of this amount $92,845 was
said to have been expended for relief
in Spain and $46,611 for administra
tion and publicity.'
ROOSEVELT PRAISED
Efforts of President Roosevelt to
settle international disputes by peace
ful means were indorsed yesterday by
the Maryland Association of New Je
rusalem Churches In session at the
National Church, Sixteenth and Cor
coran streets N.W. A copy of the
resolution was sent to Secretary of
State Hull.
Speakers at the meeting yesterday
included the Rev. George H. Doyle of
Wilmington, Del., who was re-elected
president of the association. Daniel
Nielsen was returned to office as sec
retary.
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