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BILL ON II. S. JOBS
Randolph Measure Would
Open Service to Aspirants
Between 45 and 55.
By WILL P. KENNEDY.
Claiming he has the support of
Chairman Ramspeclc of the House
Civil Service Committee, Representa
tive Randolph, Democrat, of West Vir
ginia today introduced his promised
bill to open up the Federal service to
qualified aspirants for positions be
tween tlie ages of 45 and 55. His bill
also would require 10 years of service
to become eligible for retirement, in
stead of 15 years as at present.
"I intend to exert my best efforts
to get this legislation passed as soon
as possible.” Mr. Randolph said. “I
will press for hearings before the close
of the special session so that we may
have the measure ready to be pre
sented to the House in the early days
of the regular session which opens in
January. I regret exceedingly that
the necessity of concentrating on the
President's program in the special ses
sion prevents the House leaders from
giving right of way to this humani
tarian measure. However, I am as
sured of the sympathy and support of
Chairman Ramspeck and other mem
bers of the House Civil Service Com
mittee.”
Fate of Bills to Be Watched
Fate of any civil service measures in
the special session will be watched by
many prominent members of the
House, who have been unable to get
definite assurances from Speaker
Bankhead or Chairman Ramspeck that
legislation to benefit Government em
ployes will receive consideration.
Before leaving Washington last
night to visit his ailing mother in
Georgia. Chairman Ramspeck said:
"I have not yet learned from the
Speaker and House leader Rayburn
whether any civil service legislation
will be allowed time in the House this
session I believe we should do some
thing along the line of the Randolph
bill in the regular session in Jan
uary. I do not yet sec my way clear
to start any hearings on civil service
measures, because I must devote my
attention first to the wage and hours
bill which is one of the four most
urgent measures on which the Presi
dent called this special session.
‘ If any hearings are held by my
committee this session they will take
tip first the minimum wage bill, which
provides tha: no regular employe shall
receive less than $1,200. and the sub
ject of revising the retirement law.
These two subjects have been pend
ing since the last session and merit
first attention because they affect
more employes and grant a greater
measure of prompt relief."
Makes Public Letter.
Mr. Randolph made public last
night his letter to the Civil Service
Commission in which he urged it
throw the "full weight of its support
to a concerted drive to remove the
discrimination which forbids men and
women past the age of 45 from quali
fying for civil service positions in the
Federal Government." He told the
commission:
"It has become increasingly ap
parent that this discrimination against !
those who are. in the full vigor of
mental and physical powers and who
have had valuable experience should
be ended. I have given careful study
to the possibility of legislation to
eliminate this penalization and it is
my plan on tomorrow to introduce a
measure to correct this evil. Private
industry can now say that it does not
hire workers past the age of 45 for
the reason that the Federal Govern
ment itself follows such a practice.
The Federal Government should lead
the way in giving to our citizens the
opportunity of becoming eligible for
work at least until the age of 55."
AVERAGE SIZED TURKEY
ENOUGH TO SERVE TEN
Gobblers This Year Slightly Larg
er Than 1936 Models, Fed
eral Figures Show.
The average size turkey this year
1* a little larger than the average
last year—probably because there has
been a more plentiful supply of grain j
in 1937, the Department of Agriculture I
satd today.
And if you're interested, the average
size gobbler is big enough to serve 10
persons and give them all second help
ings, according to the best figures.
The department added apologetical
ly it has not yet attained its goal of
producing a strain of smalles bodied
turkeys, just large enough t« feed the
average family of four.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
TODAY.
Dinner and dance, Ladies' Swiss So
ciety. Lafayette Hotel, 7 p.m.
Banquet, Phi Delta Legal Fraternity,
Mayflower Hotel, 7 p.m.
Dinner. Delta Sigma Delta Frater
nity, Mayflower Hotel, 7 p.m.
Dinner, Variety Club, Willard Hotel,
1:30 pm.
Meeting, Delta Alpha Sorority,
fihoreham Hotel, 8 p.m.
Meeting, Philosophical Society, Cos
mos Club. 8:15 p.m.
Dance, Polish Club, Stansbury Hall,
6832 Georgia avenue N.W., 8:30 p.m.
Dance and card party. Naomi Chap
ter. No. 3, Powhatan Hotel, 9 p.m.
Dance, Georgia State Society, Shore
ham Hotel. 9:30 p.m.
Dance, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority,
Willard Hotel, 10 p.m.
Dance, Washington Section of Jun
ior Council. Wardman Park Hotel.
Dance. Norwegian Society, Washing
ton Club, Seventeenth and K streets
K.W.
Football party, alumni of University
of California and Stanford Univer
sity, 2400 Sixteenth street N.W., 4:40
p.m.: buffet supper. 8 p.m.
Dance. Regular Veterans’ Associa
tion. Hamilton Hotel, 10 p.m.
Dance, alumni of the Sacred Heart
cf Mary, Hamilton Hotel, 10 p.m,
TOMORROW.
Oyster roast and dance, Columbia
Lodge. No. 126. Loyal Order of Moose,
Hayloft Inn, Upper Marlboro, Md.,
1 p.m.
Meeting, Washington Cultural So
ciety, Hamilton Hotel, 2 p.m.
Dance, Phi Gamma Alpha, Hamil
ton Hotel, 4 p.m.
Tea, Delta Alpha Sorority, Shore
ham Hotel, 4 p.m.
Dance and card party, Ladies’ Auxil
iary of the Ohen Sholom Congrega
tion, Willard Hotel. 8 p.m.
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t>ry Lahore. India, will have a dry
^ lc« plant producing 40,000,000 pounds
Graduate From Traffic “Finishing School”
This group of policemen, part of a class of 28, received their "diplomas” today after under
going a training period at the traffic school at police headquarters, where they were given
instructions in ‘‘scientific accident investigations and enforcement.”
Assistant Corporation Counsel George D. Nielson is shown as he gave the class final pointers
in Police Court procedure. With him is Lt. W. T. Storm, in charge of the school, which will
continue until every officet in the department has been given special training on traffic problems.
_ » —Star Staff Photo.
ELLENDER SEERS
NEW U. S. JOB DATA
May Use Questionnaire to
Aid in Assembling Facts
on “Favoritism.”
While awaiting action on his reso
lution seeking an investigation of
alleged favoritism in appointments
and promotions in the Government
service. Senator Ellender. Democrat,
of Louisiana is planning preparation
of a questionnaire to expedite the
assembling of data being brought to j
him on the subject.
It was estimated that more than
200 persons have written, telephoned
or called at the Louisiana Senator's
office since he invited information
two days ago regarding operation of
the civil service and classification
laws. Some were complaints relating
to promotions, and others were per
sons who had failed to receive ap
pointment.
Introduction of the Ellender reso
lution served to call attention to a
bill already pending in House com
mittee to establish the seniority rule
in making promotions, but with a
requirement that the person promoted
must have passed an examination
similar to tile entrance test for the
vacant position. If there was no em
ploye in the office where the vacancy
existed who had already passed the
examination referred to. a non-com
petitive examination would be held
and the opportunity to take such ex
amination would be given the em
ployes in order of seniority.
This measure was introduced
shortly before adjournment in August i
by Representative Luecke of Mich- J
igan. and Is awaiting committee con- i
sideration. Mr. Luecke believes his
plan would do away with much of the
complaint over promotions.
No time has been fixed by Chair- j
man Bulow for a meeting of the
Senate Civil Service Committee to
consider the Ellender inquiry pro
posal, but the chairman plans to call
one at an early date.
Senator Ellender Indicated he does
not believe seniority alone should
govern, but that it probably should be
one factor to be considered along with
other factors in applying the merit
system.
“Pirates'’
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growth of the oyster industry, but long
has been opposed by oystermen on the
Virginia side of the river.
Capt. Thrall, accompanied by Capt.
Douglas Russell, commander of an
other conservation vessel, and his regu
lar crew of four men set out in the
patrol boat Kent shortly after mid
night.
Finds 15 Boats at Work.
He said the dark night and the heavy
rainfall—conditions under which simi
lar forays have been made upon the
oyster beds in past years—hindered
visibility and he decided a patrol of the
river should be made.
The Kent had been cruising for less
than a hour when it suddenly came
upon the pirate fleet at work. Fifteen
boats were scattered in a wide circle
and their crews were hard at work
with hand-scrapes, Capt. Thrall told
newpaper men.
His command to surrender was ig
nored, Capt. Thrall said, and the
pirates immediately opened Are upon
the police with rifles and shotguns.
Bullet after bullet whined over the
deck of the Kent, but none of the
conservationists was hit.
Machine Guns Go Into Play.
Rifles and machine guns, issued to
patrol boats after past encounters, but
never before brought into play, an
swered the challenge, but brought only
a heavier hail of bullets from the out
law fleet, Capt. Thrall declared.
The battle raged until nearly 2 a.m.
before the pirate fleet retreated, the
boats scattering in every direction.
The Kent put out in pursuit and over
took the boat manned by Crockett and
Pruiett. The rest escaped.
An investigation was being con
ducted today in an effort to determine
the identity of the fugitives who es
caped. They will be brought here
for trial if apprehended, authorities
said. Capt. Thrall said about 40 men
were in th^ fleet and declared he had
Information the majority were from
McHodick, in the northern neck of
Virginia.
To Ask for More Boats.
Capt. Thrall said gunfire has been
exchanged between Maryland con
servation officers and Virginia oyster
men every year since the hand-scrap
ing law was passed by the Legislature,
but declared last night’s encounter
was the most vicious and most pro
longed battle In the five-year history
of the ban.
Undoubtedly the assignment of more
patrol boats in this area will be re
quested of heads of the Conservation
Commission, he declared.
Dixie Grqves Is Applauded
After Her Maiden Speech
1 A TTH—MW? •JWWMBWumjmwnWTWMIWM
“Best Made on Lynching
Bill by Anybody
Soys Borkley.
By the Associated Press.
Vice President Garner has grown
weary of speeches after some 35 years
in Congress, but he sat down and
listened when Senator Dixie Bibb
Graves of Alabama had her say about
lynching.
Close attention—something no other
Senator has. had this session—was ac
corded Mrs. Graves when she took
part yesterday in the filibuster against
the anti-lynching bill.
"I am not going to talk just to
consume time.” she said. ”1 just
want to tell you what I think about
this bill.”
Twenty minutes later, when she had
finished, her colleagues applauded. It
was a rarelv-given tribute, frowned on
by rules. Republicans joined Demo
crats in shaking her hand.
The new Alabama Senator, ap
pointed to office by her Governor
husband, arose for her maiden Senate
speech after a series of consultations
with her Southern colleagues.
“No Emergency.”
"I abhor lynching,” she said quietly.
"But no emergency exists. Lynch
ing is rapidly decreasing. • * *
"There is no justice in this bill ”
Her voice was hoarse with emotion:
"If you pass this bill, you will say
lo the world that we have a group of
Southern States that cannot or will
not enforce the law, and that we will
send our Federal law down to take
control.”
Mrs. Graves urged "misinformed”
proponents to investigate conditions.
"You will find in every section of
the South," she said, "local peace offi
cers who are anxious and alert to
protect their prisoners.
"Best Speech Yet."
"You will find State officers willing
at the first sign of danger to send out
patrols to take lives, or give their own.
to protect prisoners, no matter how
vilfe the crime may be.”
Congress
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the Senate up all week and it has the
right of way once farm control is
voted.
Less clearly defined by the session's
;rend were the political significance
>f the interval since last session and
he outlook for cutting spending be
ow Treasury income.
While Congress was in recess Mr.
■loosevelt had traveled to the Pacific
Northwest, delivering 30 talks. Leg
slators had gone home after the
jarty-splitting Supreme Court fight
ind returned worried by the business
lecline. 1
The special session began in much
he same tone that the regular sea
son ended last August: The legisla
tive business was unorganized and
Irequent spats marked debate on the
lloor.
Apparently unchanged by the three
nonth recess were Southern Demo
:rats, among whom had been counted
nany court bill foes They kept the
idminlstration wage-hour bill locked
in the House Rules Committee: ex
ecutive reorganization was blocked in
:he Senate by their filibuster against
the anti-lynching bill.
Preludes to 1938 Elections.
None under the Capitol dome forgot
that this and the forthcoming regular
session were legislative preludes to
the 1938 elections. Congressmen had
to make records on what had been
obtained from Washington for the
voters. The same members were
asked to reduce spending and increase
taxes if the new farm bill costs more.
The reluctance to vote taxes was
demonstrated by the House Agricul
ture Committee's rejection of a proc
essing levy on wheat. Spending was
entangled not only In relief, but in
the business recession.
The week-long discussion of taxes
brought tentative approval by a House
subcommittee of three major modifi
cations of the corporate tax system.
These would give complete exemp
tion from the undistributed profits
levy to corporations with low net in
comes; raise rates of the normal
corporate tax to offset revenue losses
resulting from exemptions, and grant
special consideration to corporations
just emerging from bakruptcy.
The subcommittee discussed extend
ing complete exemption to firms
whose income reached as high as
$35,000, but other suggested limits
were $10,000 and $18,000. Previously
the committee approved exemptions
for corporations with incomes up to
$5,000.
The entire Ways and Means Com
mittee must approve the changes be
fore they are submitted to the House,
where all revenue legislation must
originate.
Over 460,000 tons of American
wheat was received in the Netherlands
In the flret nine months of 1937.
SENATOR GRAVES.
As she delivered her maiden
speech in the Senate yester
day. —A. P. Photo.
The anti-lynching bill would seek to
punish peace officers with jail terms
and political subdivisions with damages
in event of lvnchings.
Others joined Senator Graves yes
\ terday In the week-long filibuster. It
; will be resumed Monday, to contmue
, until the farm bill is ready for debate,
i "What justice is there." Mrs. Graves
asked, "in punishing thousands of tax
payers of a county because, perchance,
! one law officer has failed to do his duty
j in entorcing the law?
"A general wrong in answer to a
specific wrong is always wrong."
"It was the best speech made on
| this bill by anybody," Democratic
Leader Barkley said afterward.
LEGION DRAWS UP
LEGISLATIVE PLAN
Congress to Be Asked for
Universal War Service
'Adequate’ Defense.
By the Associated Press.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 20.—National
Comdr. Daniel Doherty said today the
American Legion would ask Congress
‘‘immediately" to enact laws for uni
versal service in wartime, "adequate"
national defense, Federal protection
of widows and orphans of veterans and
preference for veterans on Federal
projects.
The legislative program, adopted
yesterday by the Legion’s Executive
Committee, was drawn up in accord
ance with national convention man
dates, Doherty pointed out.
The committee also approved reso
lutions opposing transfer of the United
States Veterans’ Administration to
"any already existing Govemj«nt de
partment or newly created^lepart
ment,” and asking for the liberalization
of acts for veterans’ relief by restora
tion of the right to judicial review ol
decisions of the veterans’ affairs ad
ministrator.
Robert E. Condon, reporting on the
national convention, estimated the
delegates spent $20,000,000 in New
York.
The District men named to commit
tee chairmanships were: J. O'Connoi
Roberts, national defense; Darrell T
Lane, world peace and foreign illa
tions; Maj. Gen. P. C. Harris, educa
tion of war orphans, and Past Depart
ment Comdr. Horace W. Lineberg
national pilgrimage.
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REGIMENT SURVIVORS
HOLD REUNION TONIGHT
The surviving members of the Is
Regiment of Washington Volunteer:
during the Spanish-American War wil
hold their annual reunion at 8 o’clocl
tonight at the Harrington Hotel t<
celebrate the thirty-eighth anniversary
of the day they were mustered out.
About 100 of the veterans are ex
pected to answer the roll call wher
Capt. William S. Hodges, officer of th<
regiment, reads the names of the orig
inal 1,000 members of the regiment
Only about 250 are still living.
The veterans are expected to urg<
the erection of a memorial to thei:
dead comrades. ^
THE ARE KEN
AS C. U. TRUSTEES
Deans and Department
Heads Confirmed and Plans
Made for Jubilee.
As the seml-flnal meeting of trustees
of Catholic University came to an end,
announcement was made today of
three new appointments to the board,
the confirmation of deans and depart
ment heads and plans for celebration
of-the university's golden Jubilee next
near.
Additions to the board are William
L. Galvin, well-known Baltimore at
torney, and the Most Rev. Edward
Mooney, Archbishop of Detroit, and
the Most Rev. Maurice F. McAuliffe,
Bishop of’Hartford, Conn.
Lengthy discussion was held on the
coming golden Jubilee of the institu
tion, and the group constituted them
selves a committee for its observance,
to culminate November 13, i939.
Faculty appointments approved by
the trustees include the Rev. Louis H.
Motry as dean of the School of Canon
Law; the Very Rev. Ignatius Smith,
O. P., as dean of the School of Phil
osophy; the Rev. Robert J. White as
dean of the School of Law; Dr. Martin
R. P. McGuire as dean of the Grad
uate School of Arts and Sciences; Dr.
Anthony J. Scullen as dean of the
School of Engineering and Architec
ture, and of Sister M. Olivia M
Gowan, O S. B., as dean of the School !
of Nursing.
Others are the Right Rev. Francis j
J. Haas as Dean of the School of I
Social Science and as professor of 1
social science; the Right Rev. C. :
Barry O'Toole as professor of phi)- !
osophy, and the Rev. Arthur Landgraf
as professor of dogmatic theology and
patrology.
The appointment of Dr. Roy J :
Deferrari as secretary general was ;
confirmed, and the Rev. Joseph N. i
La Rue. acting procurator was named
procurator of the university.
The trustees voted to include in the
new School of Social Science the de
partments of economics, politics and
sociology and that the School of En
! gineering and Architecture should in
| elude the departments of architecture,
chemistry, aeronautical, civil, elec
trical and mechanical engineering.
CHANGES IN RELIEF
ACT TO BE STUDIED
Committee of District Officials
j Will Be Named to Weigh Police
and Firemen Set-up.
Amendment of the Police and Fire
j men's Relief Fund Act will be consid
ered by a committee of District offi
j cials to be appointed by the Commis
| sioners within the next few days.
One of the purposes is to consider
whether a restriction should be placed
j on the rights of policemen and fire- i
! men who seek compensation for
j injuries.
The committee study was ordered
j by the Commissioners on the advice
I of Chester H Gray, assistant corpo
; ration counsel, who noted that a po
liceman who had been injured in an
accident sued both the District gov
ernment and a private corporation
for damages in a large amount alter
he had been granted retirement from
the Police Department
Legal officers of the District ex
plained that persons in private em
ployment, as well as Government
workers other than policemen and
firemen, do not have as wide a field
of legal action for damages as do
firemen and policemen.
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Operalog at Raleigh.
KRANCESCA KASPAR LAWSON
will present an “operalog" lec
ture on Rossini's opera, “The Barber
of Seville." this afternoon in the
Raleigh Hotel at 4 p m. The lecture,
which will be musically illustrated by
selections from the opera, is presented
under the joint auspices of the Inter
national Art Forum and the Wash
ington Popular Opera Association. The
complete opera is to be presented on
Tuesday in Constitution Hall with
Pompilio Malatesta and Margarita
Salvi m the leading roles.
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Hoine-Loming
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a long field goal. Twice this year
Mondorff has won games for Mary
land by placements, producing 3-0 vic
tories over Virginia and V. M. I.
Maryland had its own specialist in
j the ball-carrying division, with Jim
Meade providing a striking contrast
with Mellendick. Whereas Mellendick
is a shifty, elusive and fast runner.
Meade is the plunging type of back
w-ho relies or» power.
If both Mellendick and Meade are
stopped, both teams can resort to the
aerial game. In Tommy Keating, a
local boy, Georgetown has a standout
passer in addition to a smart quarter
back. In Charley Weidinger, Maryland
has a counter-threat in the air.
In the line the teams presented
stand-offs, with Maryland’s "iron
man” forward wall appearing to be
little better than Georgetown's. Each
team has had two opponents run up
large scores on it, but in no other game
has either Georgetown or Maryland
yielded more than one touchdown.
Pennsylvania and Penn State. Mary
land's only conquerors, won by 28-21
and 21-14, while Georgetown's maulers
were Holy Cross by 27-6 and Manhat
tan by 20-12.
To this, the season's last game for
Georgetown and the next to last for
Maryland, the Hoyas brought a rec
ord of two victories, three defeats and
a tie; the Terps, six victories as
against two defeats.
A smoker for Georgetown alumni
and a dance for the student body were
pre-game high lights last night. Jack
Hagerty, Georgetown coach, and
Frank Dobson, Maryland mentor, dis
cussed the chances of their teams at
the smoker, held at the Mayflower
Hotel under auspices of the Law
School Alumni Club.
The prom was staged at Wardman
Park and was arranged by the staff
of the Hoya, student news publica
tion. The collegians "squired” girls
; from most of Washington’s private
1 schools, including Trinity College and
: the Georgetown Visitation Convent,
i Archbishop Michael J. Curley of
’ Baltimore was scheduled to attend the
football game as a special guest of the
Very Rev. Arthur A. O’Leary, S. J.,
. president of Georgetown.
H. C. Byrd, president of Maryland,
also was to attend.
Other prominent guests will include
Gov. Harry W. Nice of Maryland, Sen
ator Tydings of Maryland, District
Commissioner Hazen and Count, Jerzy
Potocki, Ambassador fjpm Poland.
rHREE-TOKEN SALE
SURGED BY GROUP
Takoma Park Citizens Ask
Minimum of Six Be
Reconsidered.
Sale of three tokens for 25 cents
was advocated in a resolution adopted
last night by the Takoma Park Citi
zens’ Association at a meeting held
in the Takoma Park Branch of the
Washington Public Library, Fifth and
Cedar streets N.W.
The transportation situation was
discussed and Dr. Guy Clinton, presi
dent of the association, informed the
meeting of the heavy losses sustained
by the Capital Transit Co. prior to
the recent increase in rates. He said
that in his opinion the action of the
Public Utilities Commission had not
been unduly hastened, and that the
public had ample time in which to file
protests during the public hearings.
The resolution on the subject was
presented by Dr. Chester C Waters,
chairman of the Public Utilities Com
mittee. which requested that the Pub
lic Utilities Commission reconsider its
order for the sale of six tokens for 50
cents and permit the sale of three for
25 cents.
Report on Eastern Avenue.
L. R. Grabill of the Street Committee
reported on the widening and Improve
ment of Eastern avenue between Whit
tier street and New Hampshire ave
nue, and presented a resolution, wrhich
was adopted, approving the report of
the Special Committee, including
members of the Takoma Park Bound
ary Citizens’ Association. The re
port provides for a revision of the
present grade of the District Engi
neer's oifice and requests a study of a
new plan which has just been com
pleted.
Mr. Grabill introduced H. L. Thorn
ton, a pioneer realtor of the Takoma
area, following his presentation of a
resolution urging the association to
reconsider its former opposition to the
change in zoning of certain lots on
Aspen, Third and Whittier streets,
from residential "A" semi-restricted
to residential "A.” to permit the erec
tion of an apartment house. It was
pointed out that the property is ad
jacent to the Baltimore & Ohio Rail
road and unsuitable for residential de
velopment.
To Consider Center.
Dr. Clinton was elected to represent
the association at the meeting called
by Mayor John R. Adams of Takoma
Park. Md, to consider the plan to
construct a municipal center for the
housing of all activities of that por
tion of Takoma Park on the Mary
land side.
Mrs. Samuel Handelsman renewed
her appeal to have the abandoned
tracks of the Capital Transit Co. re
moved from Aspen street, between
Third street and Laurel avenue. She
aiso announced that Traffic Director
W. A. Van Duzer advised that funds
were not available for the erection of
a traffic light on Georgia avenue and
Piney Branch road.
Widening of the 15-foot roadway in
front of the Review and Herald build
ings of the Seventh-Day Adventists,
between Laurel avenue and Willow
street, to conform to the 40-foot width
of Eastern avenue, was the subject of
a resolution by Mr. Grabill, who ex
plained details of the contemplated
widening. The widening of this thor
oughfare would relieve much of the
traffic congestion on Laurel avenue.
WEISS AND SCHLOSSMAN
SENTENCES ARE UPHELD
By ;he Associa led Press.
NEW \ORK, Nov. 20.—The appel
late division of the Supreme Court in
Brooklyn upheld yesterday the con
viction of Martin Schlossman and
Harry Weiss for the abduction ol
Paul H. Wendel. Trenton <N. J.i at
torney who confessed the Lindbergh
baby kidnaping, then repudiated the
confession. One of the five judges
held the trial record was "replete with
error."
Schlossman and Weiss admitted the
abduction and named Murray Blecfeld
as the man who informed them
Wendel was suspected in the Lind
bergh case by Ellis Parker, sr., New
Jersey county detective.
Wendel was seized in front of a
Manhattan hotel, taken to Brooklyn
and held in a basement for 10 days.
Schlossman and Weiss were sentenced
to 20 years to life. Parker to 6 years
and Ellis Parker, jr„ to 3 years. Blce
feld, who pleaded guilty," is awaiting
sentence.
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and Mary W. Stuart. 22. 1019 K st.
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t-v p1,,!) Rev Aaron Volkman
Donald G. Pruntv. 30. West Union W Va .
£ncL Rosalind B. Swain 2 1 Belcros
N. C; the Rev. E H Pruden.
David Botts, 25. 913 43rd st. n c.. and
Evelyn L. Tate. 22. of Baltimore; the
Rev. Thomas Broadus.
P. J. Watson. 25. 2311 Virginia ave. n.w..
and Sadie Edwards. 20. 2210 H st. n.w.;
the Rev. G. A. McGlaun.
Walter R. Thorne. 27. 17o9 13th st. n.w.
and Inez E. Robinson. 22, same address;
the Rev. J. D Catlett.
Fieri D. Palmer. 25. 000 Division ave. n e ,
and Ojetta C. Harrison. 25 23l<;>,
Oeorgia ave..n.w : the Rev. E. C Smith
Daniel Johnson, 21, 128 F st. n.w . and
Marie Brooks, is. 025 2nd st. n.w.; the
Rev. J. L. S. Holloman.
James E. Hardy, 21. J 112 5th st. n.w* . and
Essie Morgan, is. 945 t st. n.w.; the
Rev. Robert Anderson.
WU11J. Hawk. jr. IS. 512 Oth st. s.w.,
ana Mildred L. Gates. IS. 029 Mass
achusetts ave. n.e.. the Rev T B. Dade
Samuel Rudolph. 4 1. 3712 Military rd
n.w.. and Hilda Levy. 33. 5525 2nd st
n.w.; Rabbi Abram Simon.
Arnold R Heller. 27. Philadelphia, anc
Marie A. Wolf, 20. 2301 40th st. n.w.
the Rev. F J Ruppel.
Nicholas P Setchkin. 52. New York, and
Olga V. GrinofT. 45. !44o Rhode Island
ave. n.w.: the Rev. John Dorosh.
Travers D. Callaway. 35. 4315 Fessender
st. n.w . and Kathryn Kollruss. 20, Litth
Rock. Ark.: the Rev. J. F Burns.
Fred A. Jillson. 28. Pearl River. N. Y
and Louise F. Clark. 28. 1800 California
st. n.w.: the Rev. J. Fontaine.
Douglas Wolf. 27. 1812 R st. n.w., anc
Hattie M. Dunlap 27. 1420 M st. n.w.
the Rev. A. J. McCartney.
Aaron Katzman 27. and Fannye Zarkin
27, both of Harrisburg. Pa.; the Rev
* 7. Green.
Edward D. Connor. 39. Annapolis. Md.. anc
Marion M. Brown. 40. 14C5 Staples st
n.e ; the Rev. Howard S Anderson.
Marcel J. Fontaine. 21. 000 Lamont st
n.w.. and Anna M. R. Morrison. IS
1012 Eames pi. n.e.; the Rev. L. J
Wempo.
Carl Burger. 40. and Sadie Kaufman. 42
both of Baltimore; Rabbi Abram Simon
Alexandria.
Clyde L. McCullough. 31. and Marian B
Bowing. 23. both of Chester. Pa.
John Randolph Gille. 23. and Violet T
Crump. 22. both of Alexandria. Va.
Ervin W. Roff. 24. and Marguerite Las
siter. 25. both of Chester. Pa.
Richard B. Fox. 41. and Hilda A. Friberg
40. both of Baltimore, Md.
RockvilU.
Marvil Claude Spicer* 28, Washington, and
Martha Ella Jones* 82. Ramer. Ala.
Frederick Thomas Lewis. 30 and Alic«
Henrietta Haight, 25, both of Washing
ton.
Arthur Douglas McWhirt, 23. and Lucs
Emily Pritchett, 20, both of Spottsyl
vania. Va.
Lewis M. Blackburn. 23. Takoma Park. Md.
and Elizabeth J. Conaway. 21. Baltimore
Md.
Clarence Edward Vogel. 39, And Iren«
Theresa Parsons*, both of Washington
F. B. NOYES ACCEPTS
PARALYSIS FIGHT POST
President of Associated Press to
Serve on Publishers’ Council
to Further Campaign.
NEW YORK. Nov. 20.—Frank B
Noyes president of the Associated
Press and president of The (Washing
ton) Evening Star Newspaper Co,. has
accepted membership on the Publish
ers’ Council to aid in the "Fight In
fantile Paralysis" campaign.
Announcement of the acceptance
was made by Keith Morgan, chair
man of the Committee for the Cele
bration of the President’s Birthday, at
national headquarters, 50 East Forty
second street.
In his letter of acceptance Mr.
Noves said.
"I have your letter of the 9th invit
ing me to membership in the 'Pub
lishers' Council’ forming a part of the
new National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis.
‘ I am glad to accept this invitation.
"In doing this I am departing irom
a rule that I have followed for nearly
40 years—that is a self-denying ordi
nance that due to my relation to the
Associated Press it was not wise for me
to associate myself with any movement
making an appeal for support whether
political, financial or otherwise.
"I am quite sure, however, that no
member of the Associated Press will
criticize my action in this matter.”
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BANDITS BEAT MAN,
FAIL TO FIND $100
Colored Thugs Rob Another of
$150 and One of Them Is
Captured.
j Two colored bandits who beat him
j on the head with bricks last night and
| ripped out the seat of his trousers in
their anxiety to get his empty wallet
failed to find $100 in his side pocket,
William Hein, 622 Columbia road N W„
told police.
Mr. Heyi, a poultry and fish dealer,
said he was attached by the two men
as he was getting out of his automobile
in front of his home, carrying in a
side pocket the day’s receipts from his
poultry and fish business. Knocked
unconscious, he was treated for the
head injuries by a Casualty Hospital
ambulance physician and was back at
work today.
Police later arrested a 22-year-old
youth as one of the alleged assailants
and held him at the tenth precinct for
investigation
One of the hold-up men was cap
tured when he was struck by an au
tomobile as he was running across
Sixteenth street at T street N.W.. after
robbing Michael Armaly. 1215 Hobart
I strep* N.W.. of $150 as he was leav
| ing his market at 1609 T street N W.
! The prisoner was held for further in
i vestigation at the third precinct. He
j and another colored man allegedly
| held up Mr. Armaly with a pistol.
I
I
YOUTH GETS LIFE
IN ATTACK CASE
Floyd Smith of Chesterfield Coun
ty, Va.. Convicted of Attack
ing Child.
By the Associated Press
RICHMOND. Va . Not 30 —Judge
Edwin P. Cox in Chesterfield Circuit
Court today sentenced 19-year-old
Floyd Smith of Chesterfield County to
j life imprisonment in the State peni
i tentiarv for an attack September 30
| on a 3-year-old girl.
The sentence was imposed alter
. Judge Cox heard testimony by two
! physician? and later conferred with
j them in his chambers.
Judge Cox said it was a borderline
case and that he could not consent
to the death penalty, but would place
: the youth in the penitentiary for the
1 rest of his life in order that he might
i not do himself or society any more
‘ harm.
Dr. A. L. Herring testified the child
suffered a fracture on the right side
of the skull and an injury to the
| spine. There was a large bruise on
| her f£ce which closed her eye. he
j said, but otherwise she was not criti
: cally attacked and probably would
suffer no permanent injury.
Dr. G. W. Brown, superintendent
! of the Eastern State Hospital, testi
fied Smith was sane, but considerably
below normal mentally. Smith’s in
telligence quotient. Dr. Brown said
was between 70 and 80, indicating a
mental age of a little more thAn l:
years.
SUBPOENAED DATA
DECLARED ‘ABSENT’
Chairman of Education league
Has Records With Him on Trip.
Senate Probers Told.
By the Associated Press.
Senate investigators heard yes{f rda'
that books and records which thej
had subpoenaed from the Constitu
tional Education League of New
Haven, Conn., were in the back seat ol
an automobile touring the Midwest.
Chester A. Hanson, secretary-treas
urer of the league, appeared before the
Civil Liberties Committee without
[ data which a subpoena had required
! that he bring.
He explained that Joseph P. Kamp
chairman of the league, had gone or
a Western trip last Sunday, taking the
subpoenaed records with him to "look
through and see what's in them befori
turning them over to the committee.’
, Mr. Hanson was one of two wit
nesses ordered to appear yesterdaj
with documents on which the investi
gators said they would base a study o:
"various employer associations.”
The other witness was Lawrence W
Campbell, secretary of the Johnstowr
(Pa.) Citizens’ Committee. He saic
the committee was "a voluntary anc
spontaneous assemblage of citizens'
| organized to meet the "emergency" ol
the steel strike last June.
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HOW TO STRIKE
NEW YORK, Nov. 20 UP).—Anna
Warshaw gave money and sympathy
yesterday to the strike against the
Brooklyn paper plant operated by her
father and uncle/
She announced a $20 contribution
to the C. I. O. union local’s strike
fund because she considered herself
"a member of the working class” and
“father has plenty of money” to im
prove working conditions.
The union said she "threatens” to
join the picket line.
Nathan Warshaw, the father, de
plored her action and blamed "Com
munism.”
HAMILTON tfRGES
’56 G. 0. P. SPIRIT
Sympathy for Whole People,
Broadening of Party's Politi
cal Base Stressed
By the Associated Press.
HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 20.—It is
the opinion of John D. M Hamilton,
national chairman, that unless the Re
publican party "sounds the tocsin of
j sympathy for the whole people, the
party will never rise again in thi*
country to its destiny."
That destiny, he said in a speech
last night, is "to serve the whole
people of the United States.”
Mr. Hamilton said the party "has
: got to broaden its base politically" and
"come back to the spirit that created
! it in 1856. That's the spirit of serv
! mg this country.”
! All this does not mean, he added, "a
| departure from constitutional democ
! racy.”
Mr. Hamilton spoke at a testimonial
j dinner to Benjamin E Harwood. Con
I necticut State chairman, and Samuel
I F. Pryor, national committeeman.
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WENCHEL NOMINATED
AS REVENUE COUNSEL
Will Become Chief Lawyer for In
ternal Bureau—Has Been in
U. S. Service 23 Years.
John Phillip Wenchel. 6805 Sixth
| street N.W, a Government attornrv
j in the classified civil service for 23
I years, was nominated by President
Roosevelt yesterday as assistant geti
I eral counsel of the Treasury Depart
j ment, to act as chief counsel for the
; Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Mr. Wencheel. a graduate of the
I University of Maryland, practiced law
in Baltimore until 1914 when he came
to Washington and entered Govern
! ment service as an attorney in the
Agriculture Department. He was
| made an assistant general counsel m
i the Treasury Department last Feo
j ruary 1, and assigned to the Buieau
i of Internal Revenue on a recess ap
j pointment on September 20.
MRS. MARY R. WATERS
EXPIRES: WAS ILL LON
Her Father Is Dean of Episco; '
Church Diocese—Funeral Sri . -
ices Set Tomorrow.
Mrs. Mary R. Waters, 32. wife
j W’llliam F. Waters, died yesterdav
the home of her sister. Mrs Chari j
| P. Dunnington. 1343 Taylor str<
i N.W. She had been ill about a ye.
Mrs. Waters was the daughter <1
, the Very Rev. and Mrs. Henry Con
verse Parkman of Indian Head .\!
Her father is dean of the Souther'.
Convocation of the Washington Dio
cese of the Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Waters formerly was a resident
of Washington, where her husband
was in the automobile business. In
August. 1936. she went with him to
Asheville, N. C . where he is now en
gaged in that business. Mrs. Waters
returned here last March, some time
after becoming ill, to be with members
I of her family.
Besides her husband, parents and
sister, she leaves two children by a
former marriage, Mary Elizabeth Clark
and Ann Randolph Clark: two other
i sisters, Mrs. Margaret Parkman Wel
lons, Hawthorne, New, and Mrs. John
J. Hell, wife of Capt. Hell, United
States Marine Corps, who now lives
at Fort Benning. Ga . and a brother,
Theodore G. Parkman, Hillandale, Md.
All members of the family were here
I when she died.
The funeral service and burial will
be at 3 pm. tomorrow, at Grace
! Church, Woodside, Md.
FOLEY RESIGNS P. W. A.
FOR TREASURY POST
Edward H Foley. jr„ has resigned
as general counsel of the Public Works
l Administration to become assistant
1 general counsel of the Treasury’ De
partment.
Administrator Ickes announced late
yesterday he had accepted Mr, Foley's
resignation ’'with regrets.”
Mr. Foley went to P. W. A in 1933
from the Reconstruction Finance Corp.
to head the group of lawyers brought
together under Secretary Ickes to dis
charge the greatest task of public con
struction, contract writing and muni
! cipal bond purchasing in history.
Now that the P. W. A is winding
up its program, reducing its personnel
and receiving no new funds, the ad
ministration offered Mr. Foley a wider
field of duty. He is a native of
Syracuse. N. Y., and practiced law in
New York City prior to entering Gov
ernment service.
CHICAGO GRAIN
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Nov 20—With North
American wheat export business more
active overnight although still disap
pointing, prices gained about l'l cents
a bushel today. A rally in stocks
helped sentiment.
The market s strength resulted from
absence of selling pressure and quiet
buying by commission houses. Foreign
markets were slow’, Liverpool prices
closing 1-1 >2 cents or less decline than
expected as the result of yesterday s
drop here.
Reports of scattered export sales
overnight accompanied talk that Ar
gentina was not offering wheat r,s
freely as usual. Australia, however,
was understood to be pressing the
market. Observers pointed out pros
pects for export of increased quantities
of American wheat continued to
brighten, while crop estimates in most
European countries and ocean freight
rates steadily declined.
Corn export business continued to
attract attention and some traders
predicted reduction in the country
movement soon. Corn prices, ad
vanced almost a cent, largely* re
sponsive to wheat action and to these
factors in the corn market. Oats
showed little change, while rye rose a
cent in sympathy with wheat.
Provisions declined, responsive to
hog market breaks this week.
Around midsession, wheat was l-l tj
higher compared with yesterday's fin
ish, December, 91?g; May, 91ss, and
com, s8-!s higher; December, 54, and
May, 57.
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Italy Launches Three Subs.
ROME, Nov. 20 (tP).—Three subma
rines—the Marcello, the Dandolo and
the Mocenigo—were launched today at
Monfalcone shipyards. They are boats
of 1,026 tons, each equipped with
eight torpedo tubes and two cannon
and capable of submerging to a depth
of 300 feet. They have a large cruising
range.

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