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Gap Between Strengths of
Britain and America
Steadily Widens.
By tie Associated Press.
New official reports of the Navy's
high command testified yesterday to
the shelving—at least temporarily—of
the traditional American objective of
navy second to none.”
Without comment. Secretary Swan
son presented comparative figures in
Ws annual report to President Roose
velt showing the United States was
definitely second in sea power to Great
Britain, though continuing to lead
Japan.
Despite that the country is engaged
in the greatest program of warship
construction in its peacetime history
—71 vessels are building—at the pres
ent rate the gap between the Ameri
can and British fleets will continue to
widen.
Great Britain, undertaking with a
$7,500,000,000 rearmament program
to establish its own security, is build
ing ships faster than the United
States, Secretary Swanson’s data
showed.
No Intention of Competing.
Nothing authoritative has been
forthcoming to indicate that the ad
ministration has plans to alter the
situation, or feels any serious concern.
On the contrary, Admiral William D.
Leahy, chief of operations, has said
that “the United States has no in
tention of competing with the naval
program instituted by Great Britain.”
The present administration policy
of building by 1942 to the limits per
mitted by the now-lapsed 1930 Lon
don treaty was established three years
ago by the Vinson-Trammell Act. The
program of replacing overage vessels
iA "now nearly completed,” Rear Ad
miral Adolphus Andrews, chief of the
bureau of Navigation, said in his re
port.
' An indication that no change in
that policy is impending has been
given by Assistant Secretary Charles
fdison.
« “We will continue with our program
In the hope that world conditions will
improve instead of getting worse," he
•aid. “We will hold to that policy
Unless the world catches fire.”
The Navy’s present attitude toward
Its theoretical inferior position is in
marked contrast with the American
Insistence upon full parity with Great
Britain in the 1930 treaty. Informed
circles believe that this view is based
upon the feeling that Britain's new
program is aimed in no way at the
United States.
Quality Factor Ignored.
Privately, officials say the inferiority
Is only quantitative—a matter of ships
and guns alone—and does not take
into account such qualitative factors
as morale, training and gunnery.
Further,' they argue, the American
Navy remains second to none as long
as it operates defensively in Amer
ican waters.
Admiral Leahy’s announcement that
this Government was content to let
Britain forge ahead was greeted with
satisfaction in London, where naval
officials said that only a matter of
prestige was involved in the question
of parity. With England at the door
of an uneasy Europe and with domin
ions and possessions scattered around
the globe, linked by long, vulnerable
trade routes, London argues that
Britain’s Navy has far greater re
sponsibilities than any other fleet.
Data presented by Secretary Swan
son showed the United States had 325
vessels aggregating 1,083,330 tons, com
pared with 285 of 1,216,398 tons for
Great Britain and 200 of 745,594 tons
for Japan.
Of modem, underage craft, however,
the United States had only 113 of
869,230 tons to Britain's 181 of 1.
042,698 tons and Japan’s 171 of 708,
158 tons. And Britain had under
construction or contracted for 96 ves
sels of 541,190 tons compared with 87
American ships of 335,565 tons and
Japan’s 23 of 79,272 tons.
Figures on Japan Sketchy.
Figures for Japan's building program
were admittedly incomplete. The Far
Eastern empire, which prevented ex
tension of the London treaty by its
Insistence on abandonment of the for
mer 5-5-3 ratio, is not a party to the
new 1936 treaty, under which some of
the powers exchange data.
In battleships, still the backbone of
a fleet despite the development of avia
tion and other arms, the United States
has two contracted for and the Navy
plans to ask Congress to provide for
two more, to replace vessels approach
ing obsolescence.
Great Britain has live authorized or
contracted for, the first of which is
expected to be ready late next year.
■Hie newest American battleship, the
35,000-tan North Carolina, whose keel
was laid on Navy Day at the New York
Navy Yard, will not be completed be
fore 1941.
Secretary Swanson implied in his
report that the Navy would concen
trate on the construction or replace
ment of destroyers and submarines in
the immediate future.
WINDSORS MAY VISIT
D. C. FOR CHRISTMAS
I
I -
$
Reported Planning Trip to TJ. S.
'in About a Month to Be With
I
} Mrs. Merryman.
Bf the Associated Press.
'PARIS, Nov. 20.—The Duke and
Duchees of Windsor were received by
a Church of England clergyman today
fflr the first time since their church
opposed marriage last June.
'The abdicated British monarch and
his American-born wife were warmly
greeted In a formal speech as the
r^uchess opened the annual charity
bazaar held by fashionable Christ
dhurch in the suburb of Neuilly.
#'There were reports that the Wind
Pars would go to the United States
li| about a month and planned to
■pend Christmas in Washington with
Mrs. D. B. Merryman, the Duchess'
te aunt.
Windsors canceled previous
plana for an American labor survey
when ltbor organizations criticized
tneir choice of Charles E. Bedaux,
industrial efficiency engineer, as theii
(wide. The Duchess has been anxioui
t4 bring her husband to the United
States for Christmas and recent Amer
loan comment was thought to hav<
Paused the Duke to reconsider.
>'*We thank you very much for you]
welcome,” the Dubhess replied tc
Chaplain W. H. F. Oouldridge'i
speech. "WW both are very glad am
VhlFyou every success."
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Readers' Guide
and
News Summary
The Sunday Star, Nov. 21, 1937.
PART ONE.
Main News Section.
FOREIGN.
Catholic hierarchy denounces condi
tions in Germany. Page A-4
U. S.-made bombers sail again for
war zone. Page A-4
Davis and British debate new state
ment on war. . Page A-4
Reich-Pollsh minorities pact aimed to
colony claims. Page A-4
French reinforce defenses of Indo
china. Page A-5
Roosevelt speech at Chicago declared
long considered. Page A-5
Japanese sweep past Soochow toward
Nanking. Page A-5
Hitler stresses pact as factor In world
affairs. PageA-17
Delbos' coming tour Is France's reply
to pact. PageA-17
Propaganda flodding U. S., recalling
tactics of 1914-17. PageA-18
II Duce revamps administration of
Fascist empire. Page B-2
Chinese vow to fight Japan “to the
last man." Page B-2
NATIONAL
Encouragement of business held U. S.
need by economists. Page A-l
Pope Pius rebuke to Father Coughlin
made public. Page A-l
Congress due to get farm bill tomor
row. Page A-l
Minister denies killing woman, impli
cating foster-daughter. Page A-S
Senators will study new neutrality
measures. Page A-4
Coughlan favors Bethesda School, to
be paid for by taxes. Page A-12
WASHINGTON AND VICINITY.
Man killed when hurled through top
of overturning car. Page A-l
Boys And remains of man, 79, missing
since October 6. Page A-l
Mrs. Roper gets parking ticket; charges
discourtesy. Page A-l
House appropriation group deter
mined to slash budget. Page A-l
Washington-Baltimore-Annapolis area
planning urged. Page A-l
$650,000 needed by Chest workers to
meet quota. Page A-2
Virginia oystermen freed under bond
after battle with police. Page A-6
Hazen advocates adoption of new
“pursuit law.” Page B-l
Palmisano making plans for his own
transit probe. Page B-l
Ickes gives D. C. data on industrial
waste problems. Page B-l
Real estate licensing In effect Tuesday
—difficulties seen. Page B-l
Capper says Nation favors vote for
District. Page B-l
Thomas to consider popular sentiment
on D. C. budget. Page B-l
SPORTS.
Maryland superior to Georgetown, 12
2, in stirring tilt. Page B-6
Harvard conquers Yale, 13 to 6. in
last-period drive. Page B-7
G. W. surprises in scoreless game with
Arkansas eleven. Page B-8
Navy’s loss to Princeton is greatest
grid upset. Page B-9
Pastor’s future at stake in go with
slugging Mann. Page B-10
Legal Light and Conquer win for same
trainer at Bowie. PageB-11
MISCELLANY.
Vital statistics. s. page A-l
City news in brief. Page A-8
Shipping News. Page A-9
Obituary. Page a-12
Stamps. Page A-IS
PART TWO.
Editorial Section.
Editorial articles. PagesC-1-3
Editorials and comment. Page C-2
Civic news. Page C-4
Parent-Teacher activities. Page C-4
Resorts. Pages C-5-6
PART THREE.
Society Section.
Society news. Pages D-1-1S
Well-known foik. Page D-5
Barbara Bell pattern. Page D-12
Educational. v Page D-12
Women’s clubs. Page D-13
Cross-word puzzle. Page D-14
Military and veterans’
news. Pages D-14-1S
PART FOUR.
Financial, Classified.
Slump afreets retail trade. Page E-l
D. C. store sales below
1436. Page E-l
Stocks improve at week’s
close. Page E-l
Stock table. Page E-2
Bond table. Page E-3
Curb table. Page E-4
Lost and found. Page E-s
Winning contract. Page E-5
Classified advertising. Pages E-5-15
PART FIVE.
Feature Section.
News features. Pages P-1-I
John Clagett Proctor. Page F-2
Dick Mansfield. Page F-3
Automobiles. Page F-3
Amusements. Pages F-4-S
Children's page. Page F-8
Radio programs. Page F-7
FIREMEN NAME CHIEF
SANDY SPRING, Md„ Nov. 20 (Spe
cial).—Spencer J. H. Brown was re
elected to his sixth term as chief of
the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire De
partment this week, succeeding Chief
Robert Cuff, who resigned after two
months in that post. Chief Cuff suc
ceeded Chief Brown in the election In
September.
Two new members, Henry T. Brown,
jr., and William J. Thomas, 3d, were
elected to membership.
Vandenberg Is Forum Speaker
TO DISCUSS CURRENT PROBLEMS.
ENATOR ARTHUR H. VANDEN
BERG, Republican, of Mich
igan will be guest speaker to
morrow night on the National
Radio Forum, a weekly program fea
turing nationally known speakers and
dealing with Issues of country-wide
importance.
Broadcast over a National Efeoad
casting Co. network, the half-hour
program begins at 10:30 o’clock. It is
heard locally through Station WMAL.
The program is arranged each week
by The Washington Star.
Taking the title "Where Do We Oo
From Here’” Senator Vandenberg is
expected to discuss the problems con
fronting the Nation and the Con
gress at this time. Critical of many
administration policies, the Michigan
Senator already has proposed amend
ments to the social security and. labor
relations laws.
A newspaper publisher by profes
sion, Senator Vandenberg wall Ap
pointed to the Senate in March, 1838.
In November of that year be was
elected and in 1834 be was re-elected.
*
I SENATOR VfNDENBERO.
SERVICES TO MARK
THANKSGIVING DAY
20,000 Expected to Attend
Program at Washing
ton Cathedral.
Government and business activity
in Washington will cease Thursday f or
observance of Thanksgiving Day with
special church services, turkey din
ners, football games and other recrea
tion.
President Roosevelt hoped to be in
Warm Springs, Ga„ for the holiday,
probably leaving Washington Wednes
day, but his plans had not been defi
nitely determined last night.
A high light of the church services
here in commemoration of Thanks
giving Day will be a program at the
Washington Cathedral, sponsored
Jointly by the bishop, dean and chap
ter of the Cathedral, the Grand Lodge
of Masons of the District and the
United States Sesquicentennial Com
mission.
Food to Be Distributed.
Hundreds whom unemployment or
misfortune have left with little ma
terial benefits to be thankful for will
be remembered by activities of the
churches and welfare organisations in
distributing baskets of food and ar
ranging special dinners.
Schools will be closed from Wednes
day afternoon until Monday. Pre
Thanksgiving Day services will be held
in many of the public schools, fea
turing donations by the children of
food and other gifts to be distributed
to needy families.
Arrangements to accommodate a
crowd of more than 20,000 have been
made for the services at the Wash
ington Cathedral, to begin at 11 a.m.
Thursday after a half-hour program of
patriotic and religious music by the
United States Marine Band, playing
in the huge outdoor amphitheater of
the Cathedral.
Colorful Procession Planned.
A colorful procession, headed by the
crucifer of the Cathedral and includ
ing church and Masonic dignitaries,
will ascend the stone stairway to the
north transept, march through the
transept and toward the sanctuary to
begin the formal services.
The Right Rev. James E. Freeman,
Bishop of Washington, will deliver the
sermon following the reading of the
scripture lesson by Sol Bloom, di
rector general of the United States
Constiution Sesquicentennial Com
mission, and the Rev. James Shera
Montgomery, chaplain of the House
of Representatives, and the reading
of the first presidential Thanksgiv
ing proclamation of George Wash
ington by Masonic Grand Master Paul
B. Cromelin.
The Bible which will rest on the
lectern during the service will be the
one on which George Washington
was obligated as a Master Mason in
1753. It will be brought in its special
glass case from Fredericksburg. Va.,
Lodge No. 4 by officers of that lodge.
Mrs. John S. Bennett, superintend
ent of Central Union Mission, an
nounced plans to extend Thanksgiving
cheer to more than 1,000 needy men,
children and family groups. The
mission will distribute baskets of food
to more than 250 families Wednesday.
More than 100 men holding tickets
supplied by the mission will sit down
to a pre-Thanksgiving Day turkey
dinner at a K street restaurant
Wednesday afternoon.
vuiuci ivr nccuj nea.
On Thursday, a Thanksgiving dinner
will be provided for ail needy men
applying at the mission, beginning at
11:30 a.m. Arrangements will be made
to feed approximately 700 men. The
menu will Include meat loaf, mashed
potatoes, peas, apple sauce, cole slaw,
dressing, gravy, mince pie, coffee,
bread and butter. Religious services
in the mission chapel will precede the
dinner. Part of the program will be
broadcast, from noon until 12:30 p.m.
The Volunteers of America also
planned a big Thanksgiving dinner.
The needy in Salvation Army institu
tions will receive special fare Thanks
giving Day and food will be distributed
to a few worthy families, but officials
of this organization did not plan an
extensive program.
The holiday sports program, featur
ing the Catholic University-South
Carolina football battle and the Dis
trict cross-country championship run
here, and the Maryland-Washlngton
and I*e football game at Baltimore,
will attract many Government and
business workers who will hare the
day off.
SOCIAL SECURITY ACT
CHANGES ARE DISCUSSED
Senator* and Officials Talk About
Letting Income Brom Levies
Go Only for Benefits.
By the Associated Press.
A special Senate committee yester
day discussed informally possible
changes in the Social Security Act to
eliminate provisions for building up
huge reserves.
Senators Byrd, Democrat, of Vir
ginia; Vandenberg, Republican, of
Michigan, and Harrison, Democrat, of
Mississippi met with representatives
of the Social Security Advisory Coun
cil to talk over the possibilities of
putting social security more nearly on
a cash basis—with Income from se
curity taxes going only for the pay
ment of benefits.
Under the present law, the tax col
lections flow into the Treasury’s gen
eral funds and are spent for ordinary
| Government purposes.
MO NEEDED
Workers Must Raise That
Sum by Tuesday Night to
Meet $2,095,000 Goal.
Confronted with the task of raising
more than $650,000 before Tuesday
night if they are to meet the record
quota of $2,095,000 set for this year's
tenth annual Community Chest cam
paign, the army of volunteer workers
in Washington and its suburbs today
were in the midst of a vigorous clos
ing week end drive for funds.
This is a day of increased activity
for the workers of the Metropolitan
Unit, charged with house-to-house
canvassing in the District; the Subur
ban Unit, which is attempting to catch
up in the first canvassing of the
four adjacent counties of Maryland
and Virginia, and the Capital Unit,
in charge of soliciting colored resi
dents of Washington who are not
contributing in Government depart
ments or at the larger commercial
establishments.
The final report meetings are
scheduled, the first a luncheon meet
ing in the Willard Hotel ballroom at
12:30 p.m. tomorrow, and the second
$t the same place Tuesday at 8:30
p.m., at which time the unofficial
“finis” will be written to the 1938
drive. The official close will come
with the final auditing of the re
sults of the drive which opened offi
cially with a mass meeting the night
of November 8.
Despite a temporary slump in re
turns at Thursday and Friday re
port meetings, Chest officials were
confident the last two meetings would
show a marked improvement; the
first because of a week end of activity
on the part of the “home” units,
the second because of the fact that
many of the solicitors may have put
off until the last moment turning in
some of their reports.
68.19 Per Cent of Quota in Hand.
Last year's Chest campaign closed
with 86.7 per cent of the quota in
hand. The final audit raised the
total to 87.61 per cent of the quota.
This years drive, at the close of
the seventh of nine report meetings,
is lagging just a trifle behind last
year’s totals at the same time. The
audited figures for the drive so far
this year show 68 19 per cent of the
quota in hand. Last year at the
close of the seventh meeting, a total
of 68.57 per cent had been turned In.
All six campaign units were plan
ning to check back during the past
two days to make sure that no pos
sible contributions may have been
overlooked. Governmental key men,
anxious to raise their departments to
the high level attained by many which
already are ahead of their quotas, were
to make sure that every employe was
given a chance to subscribe. In many
cases they are going back to some of
the most prominent officials of the
Federal and District governments in
the hope of obtaining increases in
gifts already made.
Chairman Chauncey G. Parker, jr.,
of the Metropolitan Unit, last night
issued an invitation to any local resi
dents who may have been missed by
a Chest solicitor for any reason to
make a direct contribution to the
Chest by calling Metropolitan 2284
and requesting that a solicitor be sent
to them or by sending contributions
to the Chest’s permanent headquarters
at 1101 M street N.W.
uoage mum Appeal.
Clarence Phelpa Dodge, president of
the Chest, last night made a final ap
peal to solicitors and to all residents
of Washington and its suburbs to re
double their efforts to put the 1938
campaign over the top.
"Because we have failed to reach
our goal in past years, -nd in spite of
that failure, our agencies have re
mained open, there is danger that
some persons may think the goal too
high—that we are asking for more
than we need,” Mr. Dodge explained.
•True, we have failed to reach our
goal and none of our agencies have
closed, but the maintenance of the
physical plants of those agencies has
been utterly neglected and we have
been forced to turn away literally
thousands of people who needed the
assistance of our organizations.
‘‘This year every person associated
with the ChMt, from the leaders on
down through the ranks, is determined
that this goal, so vitally needed for
the care of those in need, must be
reached. There is a determination
throughout the whole army of 9,000
volunteer workers to impress the facts
on the people of Washington and
make them see the need—not of the
ChMt or Its agencies—but of the more
than 130,000 less fortunate cltisens
who receive some form of aid through
those agencies. It is a settled fact in
the minds of all Chest workers that
the goal must be reached."
Almost 100 per cent friendly and
courteous co-operation by the public
has been reported by representatlvM
of the volunteer workers.
"I thought It would be a tough Job,
but people have been so cordial to me
that it has really been a pleasure,”
reported a member of the Junior
Board of Trade who joined the ranks
of the volunteer fund raisers this year.
Mm! Are Willing.
Most people have already made up
their minds about giving to the Chist
and have decided upon the amount,
the aolcitors have found. They said
they are often greeted at the door and
handed checks already made out.
Solicitors in the Metropolitan Unit
and the Special Assignment Unit both
found a few non-sympathisers who re
fuse to give, but the big majority in
both large and small income groups,
reached by these two units, give read
ily as soon as they are asked.
Chronic postponers, though few in
number, are the chief thorn in the
solicitor’s flesh. They put the solicitor
off time and again, hoping he will be
come discouraged. Often the solicitor
refuses to be discouraged, however,
and in the end the postponer usually
glVM.
Resourcefulness is a trait of most
ChMt workers which frequently la
called into play. A young woman,
helping the ChMt for the first time
this yaar, found that one prospect
understood no Bnglish, She went to
work on him in sign language and he
produced a dollar contribution.
When any solicitor fails completely,
the case usually goes to Mrs. Klwood
Street, veteran Chest campaign sr,
who conducts “The Nutcracker," an
Information table In the Willard ball
room. Mrs. Street said that fewer
questions are being asked tills year
than usual and that solicitors report
fewer questions on the part of the
publlo—evidence that the ChMt is be
coming established firmly as a local
institution. Most of the problems now
have to do with incorrect addresses.
- Aft Orphan Testifies.
WiMamFlemlng, an orphan, whose
life was saved by doctors at Children’s
Hospital after he had been picked up
la the woods, half troasn, by hunters
4
on a winter day 10 years ago, today is
one of the Chest's most loyal contribu
tors. Now 21 years old, the youth is
an employe in the laundry room at
Children’s Hospital.
"If it weren't for the Community
Chest, I wouldn't be walking or work
ing today,” he explained. “Children’s
Hospital, with Chest money, took care
of me for three years and gave me
seven operations. My legs and feet
were so badly frozen that only the best
care in the world saved them."
The young man now is going to
night school to qualify for clerical
work that will keep him off his feet.
He wears specially constructed shoes,
Invented by one of the hospital doc
tors.
Frank K. Green, division chairman
for the Supreme Court of the United
States, yesterday reported that his or
ganization had reached 250.31 per cent
of quota. Other Government divisions
and departments, reporting 100 per
cent or more of quota, were as fol
lows:
Those Reporting Quotas.
Cafeteria. Agricultural Department,
Miss Gladys Davis, chairman, 100.01
per cent of quota: American Battle
Monuments Commission, Robert C.
Yost, chairman, 100 per cent of quota:
Personnel Department. Federal Home
Loan Bank Board, R. R. Zimmerman,
chairman. 100 per cent of quota; office
of General Counsel, Federal Reserve
System, G. Howland Chase, chairman,
166.57 per cent of quota; Library Fed
eral Trade Commission, Mrs. Madge
Harkness, chairman, 100 per cent of
quota; Claims Division, General Ac
counting Office, D. Neumann, chair
man, 102.01 per cent of quota; Bureau
of Education, Interior Department, W.
H. Gaumnitz, chairman, 11140 per
cent of quota; Interstate Commerce
Commission. Frank McManamy and
W. P. Bartel, chairmen, 102 30 per cent
of quota; General Agent's office, Jus
tice Department, E. J. Matchett, chair
man, 101.95 per cent of quota; Tele
phone Office, Department of Justice,
Miss Edna Biggs, chairman. 102.33 per
cent of quota; Headquarters, United
States Marine Corps. Navy Depart
ment, Maj. John Halla, chairman,
100.78 per cent of quota; Chief In
spector, Post Office Department, J. F.
Gartland, chairman, 100.44 per cent
of quota; First Assistant Postmaster
General. Jesse M. Donaldson, chair
man, 107.61 per cent of quota; Third
Assistant Postmaster General, Roy M.
North, chairman, 101.95 per cent of
quota: Board of Directors, R. F. C.,
Miss B. Con lee, chairman. 221 63 per
cent of quota: Chief Accountant, Se
curities and Exchange. Miss Elizabeth
Schmidt, chairman, 15965 per cent
of quota: Forms and Regulations. Se
curities and Exchange, Miss Irene
Friedman, chairman, 101.83 per cent
of quota.
Quote Fulflllers.
Deposits Division, Accounts and De
posits, E. D. Batchelder, chairman,
117.28 per cent of quote; Bureau of
Customs, Treasury Department, Jamas
H. Moyle, chairman, 116.59 per cent of
quote; Social Security Tax Unit, In
ternal Revenue, A. B. Niess, chairman,
107.58 per cent of quote; Secretary of
War, L. Frank Nye, chairman. 101.86
per cent of quote; Chief of Staff, War
Department, Herbert F. Stateslr,
chairman, 100.44 per cent of quota;
Smoke Regulation, District Inspection
and Boiler Division, H. K. Kugel,
chairman, 100 per cent of quote; Su
perintendent Public Convenience Sta
tions, J. H. Dick, chairman, 100 per
cent of quote; Alcoholic Beverage Con
trol Board, G. W. Offutt, chairman,
190.70 per cent of quota.
Chemistry and Soils, Agriculture, H.
A. Donovan, chairman, 102.14 per
cent; Library, Agriculture, Miss Ethel
E. Smith, chairman, 210.09 per cent
of quota; Foreign and Domestic Com
merce, Commerce, Randolph BUnn,
chairman, 10190 per cent of quota;
Lighthouses, Commerce, C. J. Ludwig,
chairman, 133.33 per cent of quota;
Credit Union, Farm Credit Adminis
tration, Miss Meta Griffin, chairman.
112.44 per cent of quota; Finance and
Research, Farm Credit Administra
tion, H. B. Vincent, chairman, 110.21
per cent of quota; Production Credit
Administration, L. D. Wylie, chair
man, 12S.19 per cent of quota; Re
gional Agriculture Credit, Farm Cred
it, Joseph C. Kitt, chairman, 125.38
per cent of quota; Federal Reserve
System, Lawrence Clayton, chairman,
102.73 per cent of quota; Division of
Bank Operations, Federal Reserve,
John R. Farrell, chairman. 110.72 per
cent of quota; Geological Survey, In
terior Department, W. C. Menden
hall, chairman, 100.48 per cent of
quota; Assistant Attorney General
Bell's office, Justice. John R. Benney,
chairman, 117.39 per cent of quota;
National Training School for Boys.
Samuel J. Staples, chairman. 146.99
per cent of quota; Office Naval Intel
ligence, Navy, Lt. W. S. Rodimon,
chairman, 109.57 per cent of quota;
Bureau of Accounts. Railroad Retire
ment Board, F. E. Flenner, chairman,
103.44 per cent of quota; Division
Organ., Regs, and Procedure, Rail
road Retirement Board, E. A.
Keck, chairman, 100 per cent of
quota; Division of Review and Ap
peals. Railroad Retirement Board,
Frank Hursey, chairman. 100 per cent
of quota; Examining, Reconstruction
Finance Corp., W. J. Johnson, chair
man. 101.90 per cent of quota; Self
Liquidating, R. F. C., F. W. Kuehl,
chairman, 126.83 per cent of quota;
Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian In
stitution, Miss Eleanor Thompson,
chairman, 171.65 per cent of quota.
Mace Over the Tap.
International Exchanges, Smithson
ian. F. E. Case, chairman, 187.19 Far
cent of quota; State Department,
George S. Messersmith, chairman,
110.52 per cent of quota; Plate Printing,
Engraving and Printing, Treasury,
Thomas J. Heany, chairman, 100.03 per
cent of quota; Income Tax Unit, Inter
nal Revenue, Treasury, Charles T. Rus
sell, chairman, 101.11 per cent of quota;
Santiary Reports and Statistics. Public
Health Service. Treasury, Robert Ole
sen, chairman, 198.95 per cent of
quota; Central Duplicating Division,
District government, L. A. Calder,
chairman, 251.75 per cent of quota;
District of Columbia Militia. District
government, P. G. Nevitt, chairman,
115.94 per cent of quota; Minimum
Wage Board, District of Columbia gov
ernment, Miss Owen Geach, chairman,
117.65 per cent of quota; Fire Pre
vention Division, District of Columbia
Fire Department, C. G. Lauber, chair
man, 113.33 per cent of quota; Pub
lic Library, District government, G. F.
Bowerman, chairman, 117.81 per cent
of quota; Central Library, Public Li
brary, Ralph L. Thompson, chairman,
117.53 per cent of quota; Mount Pleas
ant Branch Public Library, Cecil J.
McHale, chairman, 123.16 per cent
of quota; Municipal Center Annex,
Public Library, W. Taylor Purdum,
chairman, 180.12 per cent of quota;
Northeastern Branch, Public Library,
Iva Irene Swift, chairman, 221.05 per
cent of quota; Southeastern Branch,
Public Library, Frances S. Osborne,
chairman, 186.27 per cent of quota;
Cardoso High School, public schools,
R. N. Mattingly, chairman, 119.48
per cent of quota Deal Junior High
School, Miss Bertie Backus, chairman,
100 per cent of quota; Division 1,
public schools, H. W. Draper, chair
man, 105.98 per cent of quota; Divl
sion 11, public schools, L. L. Perry,
chairman. 109.77 per cent of quota;
Evening Schools 10-13, public schools,
C. O. Lewis, chairman, 113.01 per cent
of quota; Woodrow Wilson High
School, N. J. Nelson, chairman, 112.46
per cent of quota; Board of Public
Welfare, District, Paul L. Kirby and
K. V. Timmons, chairman, 143.11
per cent of quota; Industrial Home
School (white). District, Earl W.
Sassie, chairman, 109.33 per cent of
quota.
ESCAPED SUSPECT
HUNTED BY POSSE
Virginia Troopers Scour Woods
Below Alexandria for Man
Seized as Murderer.
Armed with submachine guns, a
posse of Virginia State ^troopers
scoured a wooded section 15 miles
below Washington early today for a
suspected murderer who escaped Fri
day while being taken to North
Carolina by deputy marshals.
The desperado. Exam Cox, col
ored. handcuffed when he fled from
police near Fort Belvoir, was believed
to have been seen around midnight
last night near Potters Hills, 8 miles
below Alexandria.
A hastily formed posse, aided by
a pack of bloodhounds from Lorton
Reformatory, sped to the scene im
mediately, but up to 2 a.m. the hunt
was fruitless.
Cox, police said, is wanted in North
Carolina for questioning in connec
tion with the slaying of State High
way Policeman George Penn.
He escaped while being returned
from Brooklyn. N. Y„ and was in
the custody of two deputies who
stopped near Fort Belvoir to eat.
IWODEADJYING,
15 HURT IN WRECK
46 Seriously Injured as 4
Coaches Leave Tracks
in West Virginia.
By the Associated Press.
BLUEFIELD, W. Va., Nov. 50
More than three score men, women
and children were hurled and tumbled
in terrifying confusion today in a
railroad wreck which killed two, sent
46 to hospitals seriously hurt, and
slightly Injured 32 others.
Three of those in hospital* were so
badly hurt they are expected to die.
Four coaches of the Norfolk and
Western all-steel train No. 24, east- '
bound from Columbus to Norfolk,
through a blinding snowstorm, left
the tracks 5 miles west of Bluefleld,
but only two carried passengers. The
cause of the accident was not deter
mined.
Screaming women and children were
tossed around in one battered rtr
which rolled over twice, going down a
bank to the edge of the shallow Blue
stone River.
The other passenger coach and two
baggage cars were overturned across
the twisted tracks. The locomotive,
however, did not leave the rails and
the engineer and fireman were among
the scant half dozen who escaped
unhurt.
The dead were Frank Booker, 35,
Negro, of Williamson, killed instantly
when thrown from a coach, and Miss
Georgia Clybum, 61, of Bramwell,
who died late in the afternoon.
Expected to Die.
Those so seriously injured they art
not expected to recover are:
Irene Dunham, 15, of Elkhom.
Dora Lee Gammon, 29, school
teacher at Kimball.
J. W. Dickenson of Bluestone, a '
railroad employe who was pinned by
the legs for two hours beneath one
overturned car.
Most of the passengers were from
sections In Virginia and West Vir
ginia, near Bluefleld. Some of them
were en route from Southern hamlets
for the week end shopping in Blue
field, others had started on week end
visit, and many of them were work
men returning from the night shift
at the Norfolk & Western's power
plant at Bluestone. 10 miles from here.
Rescuers battled swirling snow and
icy embankments for two hours to '
extricate the injured.
Locking hands, stretcher bearers
toiled up icy inclines, carrying their
burdens to ambulances and volunteer
passenger cars on the nearby high
way.
"Never More Scared.’*
uicxenson, pinned beneath a coach,
suffered one of the most horrifying
experiences. Three doctors stood by
and administered opiates while train
men toiled two hours before he was
freed. At a hospital later, doctors *
said one leg would have to be ampu
tated.
Many suffered broken bones, all
were badly bruised and suffered from
shock.
Hundreds of bloodstains within the
wreckage of the car that went over
the tracks gave evidence of how tha
occupants were thrown violently
against its sides.
Stephen Shupe of Freeman. W. Va*
traveling with his wife and two chil
dren to Roanoke, Va., gave a graphlo
description.
, "The first thing I knew” he said.
was feeling the car rumbling over
the ties. Then it started turning
over and I didn’t know anything more.
I never was more scared in my life.”
Norfolk and Western officials start
ed an investigation, but the cause of
the accident remained undetermined.
The accident occurred at 8:50 a.m.
"It w as too horrible to talk about •
said 19-year-old Nell Newton, bursting
into tears as she tried to speak of
the accident. "Things and people
kept piling all over us. Every one
seemed to b* screaming who wasn't
unconscious."
Ambulances Rush to Scene.
Miss Newton was in the coach
which rolled to the river.
Ambulances from Bluefleld, W. Va.;
Bluefleld, Va.; Pocahontas, Va., and
other points rushed to the scene, along
with private cars.
The main line of the railroad was
badly torn up and crews struggled
throughout the day to get it open
again.
The frightened and battered pas
sengers were unable to give any clues
to the cause.
Two Killed in West Virginia Wreck
p—pnwiwPOi>i ———
Two passengers were killed, 46 persons were seriously injured and 32 others were slightly
hurt yesterday when Jour coaches of a Norfolk & Western passenger train were derailed near
Bluefleld, W. Va., during a snowstorm. General view of the wreckage in foreground is a coach,
bearing women and children, which rolled down an embankment to the edge of the Bluestone
River. —A. P. Photo.
THE CAPITAL PARADE
—a new daily feature on what lies behind the
news in official Washington, starts in
Jtoening
TOMORROW
JOSEPH W. ALSOP ROBERT Z.'KINTNER
Brilliant Whose cover- I
Wash ington age of the
newspaper economic and
correspond- financial side
ent and co- of Washing
author of ton news was
“The 168 preceded by
Days,nastory Street
of the recent training and
dramatic Su- marked by
preme Court many eXclu
fight. sive stories.
Washington is the nerve center of the Nation and more
and more 4s it affecting the lives of all the people. Because
there is a$need for news that interprets news, not only of
what happens,Tbut how and why it happens, The Star and
North Amerlcaili Newspaper Alliance present
Capital Parade"
t5. Beginning
; v TOMORROW
and Appearing Daily Thereafter
I t
THE WEATHER REPORT
District of Columbia—Fair and colder today; tomorrow fair and con
tinued cold; warmer Tuesday; moderate to fresh northwest winds, diminish
ing tonight.
Maryland and Virginia—Generally fair and colder in east and central
and snow flurries and continued cold in extreme west portion today; tomorrow
generally fair and continued cold; warmer Tuesday.
West Virginia—Snow flurries and continued cold today; tomorrow fair
with slowly rising temperature; warmer Tuesday.
The disturbance that developed off the.
South Atlantic Coast Friday has moved
northeastward to Nova Scotia and Eastern
Maine with rapidly Increasing intensity.
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. 29.44 Inches, and
a broad trough extends thence south
southwestward to the Southeastern Ba
hamas. The disturbance that was over
Labrador has moved northwestward, belnt
centered tonight north of Eastern Hudson
Strait. Resolution Island. 28.92 Inches.
The extensive disturbance over the North
eastern Pacific Ocean and Southern Alaska
remains almost stationary. Langara Island.
British Columbia. 29.18 inches, and pres
aure la relatively low and falling over the
Northern Rocky Mountain region. Great
Falls. Mont., 29.84 inches. These disturb
ances have been attended by precipitation
almoet generally east of the MisslaalPDi
River and over middle and northern sec
tions weat of the Rocky Mountains. Pres
sure continues high from Northern Alaska
aoutheastward to Manitoba and Western
and Central Ontario and thence southward
to the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the
Gulf of Mexico. Barrow Alaska. 30.66
inches, and Pembina. N. Dak.. 30.58
Inches. Pressure Is high also from New
foundland southward and eastward over
the ocean. 8. S. City of Hamburg. 30.58
inches. The temperature has risen from
the Pacific States eastward over the pla
teau and Rocky Mountain regions, while
it has fallen from the Missouri and Lower
Mississippi Valleys eastward to the Atlan
tic Coaat, except the North Atlantic States.
The weather Is now unseasonably cold
almost generally east of the Rocky Moun
tains. with temperature from 20 to 30
degrees below normtl from the Plains
States eastward to the Upper Ohio Valley
and the South Atlantic Coaat.
River Rapert.
Potomac River clear and Shenandoah
little cloudy at Harper* Perry late yes
terday. '
Report Until 10 P.M. Saturday.
Midnight_42 12 noon_—39
2 A.m_40 2 P.m._40
4 a.m._38 4 p.m._40
6 a.m._3S^ 8 p.m._35
8 a.m._38 8 p.m,_33
10 a.m_36 10 p.m_30
Record Until It P.M. Saturday.
Highest. 41, 8 p.m. yesterday. Year
ago. 56.
Lowest, 30. 10 p.m. yesterday. Year
Mo. 32T
Roeard Temperatures This Year.
Sgheat. 97. on August 20.
west, 19, on February 28.
Tide Tablet.
(Furnished by United Statei Coaat end
Geodetic 8urvey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
High_10:04 a.m. 11:00a.m.
Low _4:37 a.m. 5:30 a.m.
High_10:28 p.m. 11:24 p.m.
Low _4:48 p.m. 6:45 p.m.
The Son and Mean.
Rises. Sets.
Sun. today_ 6:57 4:51
Sun. tomorrow_ 6:58 4:50
Moon, today_-_8:34 p.m. 10:16 e.m.
Automobile lights must bo turned on
one-half hour alter sunset.
i
li—
Precipitation.
Monthly precipitation in Inches In the
Capital (current month to date):
Month 1037. Ave. Record.
January-7.83 3.65 7.83 .'37
February- 3.33 3.27 8.84 '84
March- 1.50 3.75 8.84 '9l
April - 0 85 3.27 0.13 '89
May- 4,02 3.70 10 69 '89
June-6.21 4.13 10.94 'Oo
July - 3.87 4.7i 10.83 '80 "
August- 6 07 4.01 14 41 ’28
September- 1.76 3.24 17.45 '34
October - 8.81 2.84 8.81 '37
November - 3.09 2.37 8.69 '89 ,
December - ... 3.33 7.56 ’01
Weather in Various Cities.
Preelp.
'-Temperature-. 7:30
Max. Min. Sat. p.m.to
8at- PM. 7:30 7:80
urday.nlght. p m. p m.
Asheville, N. C_ 23 20 18 _
Atlanta. Ga._. __ . 32 24 54
Atlantic City. N. J. 43 42 38 0 23
Baltimore. Md. .44 38 36 0 01
Birmingham. Ala. . 34 24 28 _
Bismarck, N. Dak. 8—4 o
Boston, Mass_ 36 34 38 0.33
Buflalo. N? Y. 36 28 30
Chicago. IU. —_ 24 18 22 0 03
Cincinnati. Ohio.. 22 18 20 0 01
Cheyenne, Wyo. 38 16 30 0.04
Cleveland. Ohio_ 26 26 24 0.19
Dallas. Tex. 40 24 38 ... *
DavenDort. Iowa_24 16 16 _
Denver. Colo. _ 36 18 32 _
Des Moines. Iowa.. 18 10 14 _
Detroit. Mich._ 30 54 28 0 03
Duluth. Minn._18 10 14 _
B Paso. Tex_ 66 34 60 _
Galveston. Tex_ 46 33 44 _
Helena. Mont.-30 14 30 0.01
Huron. 8. Dak_10 —4 8
Indianapolis, Ind.. 22 16 20 0.04
Jacksonville. Pis.. 46 40 40
Kansas City. Mo.. 24 14 20 _
^„g^c^:: n ft ft :::
Louisville. Ky._ 22 16 22 . _
Marquette. Mich... 24 22 22 0.23
Memphis. Tenn_32 24 30
Miami. Pia._ 70 64 60 0.02
Mpls.-St. P.. Minn. 16 14 12 . .
Mobile. Ala- 40 2fi 86 “I
New Orleans. La... 44 32 42 ...
New York. N. Y. _ 36 38 .16 0.06
North Platte. Nebr. 24 10 24
Omaha. Nebr. ..16 6 A '
Philadelphia. Pa. _ 30 38 ;2 0.02
Phoenix. Ariz._ 78 32 73 _
Pittsburgh,. Pa_ 30 2* 22
Portland, Me. _ 34 32 34 0.94
Portland. Ore*- 50 42 48 0.51
Rapid City, 8. Dak. 26 —4 22
Salt Lake City .. 68 42 50 0.08
St. Louis. MO. .22 18 20
San Antonio. Tex. 50 28 44 *
San Diexo. Calif.. 70 62 64
San ftanclgco . 64 63 60 0.34
Santa Pe. N/Mex— 64 32 48
Savannah. Oa- 44 34 38 0.26
Beattie. Wash_ 68 46 66 0.66
Springfield. Ill_ 24 14 20
Tampa. Pla _ 66 64 46 Ml
jWASHtnxjN^'D! <f. 44 ft ft O'.Ol
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Appeal Is Made
To Those Missed
By Chest Drive
Any person in Washington or
its suburbs who may have been
missed by a Community Chest
volunteer solicitor and who wishes
to aid in the fight against hunger,
distress and despair is asked to
notify the Chest by telephone at
Metropolitan 2284 or to send his
contribution directly to the Chest
at 1101 M street N.W.
Chairman Chauncey G. Parker,
jr., of the Metropolitan Unit, in
charge of house-to-house solicita
tion, explained that prospective
donors may have been missed
because they were away from
home when the Chest worker
called.
“If any one has not been so
licited. it may be for this reason,"
he said. “There is a possibility
the solicitor will call back, but if
you want to make certain, just
telephone the Chest and a solici
tor will be sent directly to you, or
mail your contribution to Chest
headquarters.”

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