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100 Gather for Conference at Georgetown College. Planning a broad program of Cath olic action for the year, more than 100 college and high school students met at Georgetown College this morning for the winter conference of the So dality Union in Washington. John W. Nurre, prefect of the Georgetown Sodality of Our Lady, opened the general session following an earlier meeting of the various so dality prefects. he 127-year-old Georgetown Sodality w as the first es tablished in this country. The Rev. Francis P. Le Buffe, S. J., of New York, Sodality organizer in the Eastern States, was to speak at the con ference on Communistic propaganda. The young men and women, however, will conduct their own round table discussions of methods which might be employed to bring attention to Catholic spiritual and welfare prob lems. These discussions, it was announced, will deal mainly with the use of the Catholic press and such sources as the radio, school plays and debating clubs at which problems of the church of special interest to students can be con sidered. Due to illness, the Rev. Vincent S. McDonough, S. J., student counselor and moderator of sodalities at George town, was unable lo arrange for the sessions which the Georgetown Sodal ity initiated some years ago. The Rev. Stephen McNamee, S. J., was acting in his place. At the dowse of the final meeting the visiting students will be guests at a tea-dance in the Copley Lounge at 4 o'clock. Represented at the Union meeting are delegates from the sodalities of Trinity College, Georgetown Visitation Convent, Georgetown Preparatory School, Dunbarton Collegp, Gonzaga High School, Holy Trinity High School, Immaculata Junior College and High School, Notre Dame Academv St. An thony's High School, Academy of the Holy Cross. St. Paul's Academy, St. Cecelia. High School and Sacred Heart Academy. ..- - m • ■ ■ ■ — SUBJECT IS ANNOUNCED BY REV. R. W. WHITE “Tranafigured Faces'’ Will Be Theme at Rhode Island Ave nue M. F. Church. “Transfigured Faces” will be the subject of the Rev. Raymond W. White, pastor of Rhode Island Ave nue M. P. Church, tomorrow morn ing. followed by the communion serv ice. There will be a reception of new members. The evening revival services will continue. The pastor is conducting these services. Forty-three persons have consecrated or reconsecrated themselves during the last month at these services. The subject will be "Modem Life's Problems.” The Men's Class will meet at 9:40 a m., under the direction of the presi dent, Samuel Barrows. The pastor will conduct a dicussion on 'Christian Rest.” At 6:45 the superintendent of the i^Qoodwill Industries will meet the young people to discuss the nature of his work. The pastor will continue his medi tations on ‘The Great Christian Teachings" Thursday night. The sub ject will be "The Christian Teachings Concerning Salvation." Preceding there will be a service of prayer. ■■■ " ■ ■——• D. C. WOMEN’S BROTHER DEAD IN LOS ANGELES John Kearney Waggaman, 59, Expires After Auto Accident Two Weeks Ago. John Keamev Waggaman, 59, brother of Mias Mae Elliott Wagga man and Mrs. John Edwin Giles, both of 3818 Warren street N.W., died yes terday in Los Angeles, following an automobile accident about two weeks ago. according to word received here. Mr. Waggaman, member of an old Washington family, had lived in Cali fornia for many years. For a long time he had been manager of the Stetson Fruit Co. at San Fernando. His parents were the late George Elliott Waggaman and the late Cath arine L. Waggaman. Funeral services and burial are to be in Lo6 Angeles. ANSLINGER CITES CUT IN NARCOTICS ADDICTS Record* of Bureau Show Federal Agents Have Broken Up 20 Rings in Year. 9t the Associated Press. Incessant work by the Federal Narcotics Bureau, Commissioner H. J. Anslinger said today, has brought a rapid reduction in the number of nar cotics addicts in the United States. Records of his bureau showed today that the 250 Federal agents have dropped bombshells into the centers of more than 20 big narcotics rings dur ing the last year. His force has sent 20,000 vendors to jail during the last eight years. Last year individual convictions totaled 2.959. Convictions so far this year were 2,786. Films Motivate Samoan Unrest, Report Implies By the Associated Press. “Restlessness” has invaded the tropical island of American Samoa, to the disquiet of the naval administra tion. The Governor, Capt. MacGillivray Milne, said today in his annual re port that "the slow but steady en croachment of outside influences is having a bad effect on native morals.” The young men among the South Pacific island's Polynesian population of 12.000, he told Secretary Swanson, resent the power of the chieftains. They want stronger beer. And they seek to “imitate the ‘big shots’ of the movies.” Purther, he said, while the men •how a yen for brightly colored shirts, the women have taken to wearing silk and rayon dresses, some ride bicycles and American mail-order catalogues are popular. n i Tamed Porcupine Snoops Under City Editor’s Desk " . .. "'1 A b%ave photographer snapped, this picture of Smoky Lady as reporters raced for cover. Star Staff Photo. MAN or beast, a queerer visitoi has never called at The Stai editorial office. Imagine s city desk with a porcupine named Smoky Lady snooping under it Smoky Lady passed here yesterdaj en route to her home at Ocilla, Ga. after a visit to New York City. She was escorted by A. Dean Lindsay, who claims he's the only man who has ever tamed a porcupine. Mr. Lindsay, who appeared on a radio program in New York, knows all about porcupines. "They're just as gentle at kittens after you get acquainted with them,” he said. Smoky Lady often sleeps with Mr. Lindsay, he added. Smoky Lady was caught by her owner near Bradford, Pa., in 1930 when she was about a year old. He estimates she'll live about eight more years. Just how he went about mak ing friends with the Lady seems tc be a secret he's not willing to divulge His porcupine is pretty tame, bul she still appeared too wild to invitt petting by Star reporters. One oi ' them reached out to rub her head, but she jumped and he didn't try it again. Mr. Lindsay put her on an other’s shoulder, but his loud protests soon showed that he definitely never would be another Mr. Lindsay. Smoky Lady made a little squawking noise, like a cat with a bad cold, whenever Mr. Lindsay prodded her. Contrary to popular belief, porcu pines cannot throw their quills, ac cording to Mr. Lindsay. When at tacked, they just stiffen them and let come what may. Not many come. A bear and a fisher are the only two animals that can whip them, Mr. Lindsay claims. Porcupines drink very little water, Smoky Lady not having had any since last July. Her food consists of pota toes mostly. In the quilly family, the women do all the courting, the males being shy, protesting with loud squeaks at their advances. Smoky Lady is a spinster. Mr. Lindsay stopped in Pennsylvania and caught another female porcupine when he was driving down here. He's going to tame her, too. SHOW TO FEATURE 40 FAMOUS GOWNS Reproductions of Dresses of 2C Queens and Wives of 20 Presi dents to Be Modeled. Reproductions of velvet gowns worn by 20 queens and the wives of 20 Presidents from Martha Washington U Mrs. Hoover will feature a fashion show to be held at the Mayflower Ho tel January 7 for the benefit of the School Children's Lunch Fund. The gowns were reproduced by Helen Virginia Meyer, New York cos tume historian. They will be seen in tableau the night before at the velvet ball, also a benefit for the lunch fund, where they will be modeled by society matrons and debutantes. Local merchants have been solicited for gifts to be auctioned at the ball, which will be opened with Michael Mac White, Minister of the Irish Free State, as auctioneer. Mrs. John Boyle, jr., chairman o( the Citizens' Permanent Committee. Inc., yesterday reported 160 health bonds have been sold by George L Smith, salesmanager of Southern Dairies. Each bond represents a con tribution of $1.25 and will finance a magazine to be published by the com mittee after about 10,000 of the bonds have been sold. POLICEMAN H. 0. TUTT REPORTED IMPROVED Officer, Seriously 111 With Double Pneumonia, Is Given Blood Transfusion. The condition of Policeman Homer O. Tutt, seriously ill with double pneumonia in Sibley Hospital, was reported improved today. The officer was to be given a blood transfusion this morning, however. After Inspector L. I. H. Edwards, assistant police superintend e n t, sent an emer gency call ovei police tele type machines late y e s t e r day foi volunteers for the transfus ion, sc Officer Tutt. many °fflcer* r«“ s p o n d e d that Sibley Hospital ashed that no more come. After testing the blood of several policemen, physicians chose Officer Norman Gray of the fourth precinct, where Mr. Tutt also has been sta tioned. COMMUNITY CHEST UNIT PLANS “VICTORY” EVENT 31 Key Men and Women in Loans Currency Division to Hold Luncheon. Key men and women who conducted the Community Chest campaign in the Loans and Currency Division of the Public Debt Service were to hold a "victory luncheon” at 1:30 p.m. today at Naylor’s. There are 31 key men and women in the division, of which John T. Skin ner is chairman and Miss Edith Olson vice chairman. The division is a part of the Chest Governmental Unit. The division turned in 1,306 pledges for a total of $7,616.37 in the Chest campaign, for a total of 101.47 per cent of its quota. CONOVER ELECTED Julian D. Conover of Washington was re-elected secretary of the Ameri can Mining Congress at the conclud ing session of its 40th annual meet ing here yesterday. Howard I. Young of St. Louis, presi dent of the organisation, was re elected, as were all other officers. Four Swing Artists In Folsom Put Pep In Convict Dinners *» the Associated Press. FOLSOM, Calif., Dec. 4 —'"It's nkver been done before," the sur prised guard said. "I’ve never been here before." Warden Clyde I. Plummer of Folsom Prison replied. So the guard rounded up four convict "swing" artists, and the 2.800 convicts — all two-time losers—have music with their meals now. "My idea is that it may be a good incentive for the musicians and help prison morale,” said Mr. Plummer, successor to Clarence iArkin, who was killed in an un- - - successful break attempt last fall. ROYAL ENTOMOLOGICAL UNIT ELECTS D. C. MAN Robert E. Snodgrass of Agricul ture Department Is Chosen for Honorary Fellowship. Election of Robert E. Snodgrass, Agriculture Department entomologist, as an honorary fellow in the Royal Entomological Society of London, was announced by the department yester day. The third American to receive this honor in recent years, Mr. 8nodgrass was elected be cause of his im portant morpho logical work on insects. His re search on the comparative anat omy of insects has made it pos sible to establish many important and interesting relationships among the vari ous insect groups, according to Lee Mr. SnsdsrM,. A; Strong, cWef of the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. Honorary membership in the London society—one of the oldest entomologi cal societies in the world—is limited to 12.^ Dr. L. O. Howard, one of the pioneers in economic entomology, and the late Prof. W. M. Wheeler of Har vard University, world’s foremost au thority on ants, were also recipients of this honor. MARSH AND ZAM SPEAK Benjamin C. Marsh, executive sec retary of the People's Lobby, and Herbert Zam, foreign new* editor of the Socialist Call, addressed the Capi tal City Forum last night on "Inter national Democracy and the Foreign Policy of Great Britain.” Mr. Marsh asserted international organization is necessary to prevent war and Mr. Zam cited imperialistic capitalism as the principal danger to peace. “Mickey Mouse99 Seen in Display Of Ancient Art Br the Associated Press. Exclamations of "It’s Mickey Mouse!” and "There's Mussolini” enlivened the opening yesterday of an ancient South American art exhibit at the National Museum. Despite estimates that the collec tions from Ecuador, Venezuela ant) Peru represent cultures from 900 to more than 10,000 years old, a group of college students insisted the earth enware figures resembled twentieth century notables. > The relative of Mickey Mouse was found in the black design of a red Peruvian earthenware jar. Modern tendencies also were seen in a group of wooden dolls, earthenware whistles and toys excavated in Vene ■uela by Dr. Rafael Requena. Free-Lance Group to Fight Statute Designed to Curb,Sales. By the Associated Press. POTTSVILLE, Pa., Dec. 4.—Or ganized free-lance miners and truck ers in Pennsylvania's lower anthra cite region laid plans today to have one of their number arrested to test a Maryland law designed to curb sale of their coal in that State. The miners, whose operations In make-shift coal holes on lands owned by others has given the anthracite in dustry one of its biggest problems, voted at a meeting in nearby Pine grove last night to start the test in Baltimore next week. P. Joseph Brennan, president of the Independent Miners and Truckers’ Association, who presided, said that the Maryland law prohibits sale of solid fuels in that State unless the trucker or retailer has a certificate of origin from a certified anthracite breaker. * Other State’s Regulations. Regulations that are somewhat sim ilar are in force, he said, in New Jer sey and New York City. Thousands of tons of coal taken from the ‘‘coal hole” mines that dot the anthracite field go annually into all three States. Virtually all is transported by truck and is sold at prices lower than the coal drawn from the big collieries. Meeting Scheduled. Mr. Brennan scneduled another meeting in Mmersville for Monday. A committee will be named at that time, lie'said, to go to Baltimore next Wednesday for a conference with coal distributors and truckers there. Mr. Brennan said the miners ex pected to have Milton Talkln, Balti more attorney and former United States district attorney there, as their counsel when they begin their court proceedings. As soon as all arrangements are made. Mr. Brennan said, a member of the Pennsylvania group will pur posely violate the Maryland law. M’KELLAR POSTAL MEASURE OPPOSED League of Women Voters Ask Backing for Foes of Legislation. Public support for Senator O'Ma honey, Democrat, of Wyoming and others who are leading the fight on the McKellar postmaster bill was urged today by the National League of Women Voters through the presi dent, Miss Marguerite M. Wells, This bill, reported out by the Senate Post Office Committee, would remove a curb on political selection of post masters now provided under an order by President Roosevelt. Senators O Mahoney, Logan. Demo crats. of Kentucky and La Follette, Progressive, of Wisconsin, signing the committee minority report, urged sub stitution of the Ramspeck bill, which would take postmasterships entirely out of politics. Senator Bridges, Re publican, of New Hampshire, Joined in the vote against the McKellar bill. "The record of the Senate indicates that it has been unsympathetic to the merit system in spite of the platform pledges of both political parties," Miss Wells declared. "The Senators who are leading the fight to redeem party pledges need the backing of the vast public who have been demanding abolition of the spoils system.” - - - ■ 1 • ■ — CAPITAL RESIDENT BENEFITS IN WILL Wife of Brig. Gen. Matthews Is Remembered by Cousin Who Left $70,000 Estate. LONDON. Ontario, Dec. 4 (Cana dian Press).—James J. Killelea of Chicago, who walked into a bank here 18 months ago and deposited $70,000. left his estate to friends and relatives in the United States, it was disclosed yesterday when his will was filed. Among the beneficiaries was Mrs. Mary Higgins Matthews, of Washing ton, D. C.. wife of Brig. Gen. Hugh Matthews, head of the Quartermas ter’s Department, United States Ma rine Corps. Killelea also left $1,000 each to Alice Burbridge of England, his sec retary, and Agnes W. Buyan, described as "my friend and devoted nurse.” Mrs. Matthews, who lives at 1026 Sixteenth street N.W., is a first cousin of Mr. Killelea. Prefers Dummy to Dancers. Declaring that the dancing of girls in Weymouth, England, is too poor, R. Lloyd Barrow, a 50-year-old at torney, has bought a wax dummy for a partner. — • ■ nogs (Continued From First Page.) the stand in an effort to convince the jury that certain types of abnormal persons are apt to be violent if thwarted in their desires. The two experts were Dr. J. S. De Jamette, superintendent of Western State Hospital at Staunton, Va, and Dr. George B. Arnold, superintendent of the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feeble Minded, near Lynchburg. Both defense experts told the jury that a man of the type described to them probably would be no more vio lent if thwarted in his desires than a normal man who had been rebuffed by a woman. In rebuttal, the prosecution followed up the ‘testimony of the defense ex perts by putting several prominent Washingtonians on the stand to tes tify to Davidson’s character. All said the attorney had the best of reputa tions. The character witnesses for David son included John Red path, general counsel of the United States Chamber of Commerce and Davidson’s superior; Henry P. Fowler, assistant manager of the research department, United States Chamber of Commerce; S. D. Mayer of the Federal Trade Commis sion, and H. B. Stamm, a section chief of the Federal Trade Com mission. Davidson, Washington bachelor and well-to-do attorney, was shot and stabbed to death by the young marine on the night of October S beside a lonely road near here. Victims of Colored Bandit Gang WILLIAM S. BROUGHTON, MISS VIRGINIA McREYNOLDS, BENJAMIN CHESIV Injured. _Injured._ Injured ABRAHAM KAUFMAN, SIDNEY FELDSTEIN. MILTON WERBER. Bandits (Continued From First Pag* ) veatigating the previous hold-up* hi the series. Officer Kaskeski led the police chase after the bandit, car, said to be a large sedan with Maryland license tags, down New Jersey avenue. Doubling back, the fleeing desperadoes were almost trapped at one time be tween the police motorcycle and squard car officers. Officer Kaskeski was racing about 100 yards behind the bandit car when, at Dupont Circle, it put out a smokescreen which caused him to lose sight of it. Tracing it further, Officer Roger Randall found that the careening fugi tive machine had almost smashed head-on into an automobile driven by Miss McReynolds. forcing her car into collision with a taxicab operated by Judson Ramdett of Takoma Park, Md., in the 2300 block of Massachusetts avenue N W The bandit car last was traced by police racing out Wisconsin avenue toward the Maryland line. Police said Mr. McCarthy reported he had fixed up the gun-trap for emergencies after being held up and robbed several times previously. His son *sat behind the partition, peering through a slit about a foot wide and 2 inches high, during busy hours at night. Mr. Chesivori was sitting on a stool in the store when the bandits entered. One pointed a gun at Mr. McCarthy, another went to the cash register and another searched Mr. Chesivori before the shooting started. Hail of Bullets Follows. At the first shot from behind the partition, police said, the bandit who was covering the elder Mr. McCarthy wheeled and tired one shot through Mr. Ohesivori's chest. Then they raced out of the store in a hail of bullets from the McCarthy*. They took with them $4 from the cash reg ister. Store* robbed in other hold-ups in the half-hour preceding the battle at McCarthy's, in which at least two of the bandits answered to the same descriptions, were: A grocery store at 1501 T street N.W., operated by Abraham Kauf man. Four colored (sen entered his store, took $65 from "his pockets, $92 from the cash register and fled in an automobile in which the driver was waiting. The four men helped them selves to cigars and candy while in the store. A grocery operated by Sidney Feld stein at 1819 Fifteenth street N.W. There three men entered and took $86 from Mr. Felflsten and $19 from the cash register. A store at 300 New York avenue NJW.. where four men took approxi mately $100 from the proprietor, Harry Greenburg. A liquor store at 1000 Seventh street N.W., where they took $75 from Ben jamin Wolson, manager. A grocery and liquor store at 1439 Eleventh street N.W., where they took $125 from the pockets of Milton Wer ber, manager, and $50 from the cash register. Clerk Drops *20. Arthur Harris, a clerk, dropped *20 in change under the counter when one of the bandits drew a gun on him. Apparently thinking he was reaching for a pistol, the bandit jerked him across the counter and knocked him to one side. He was not injured, however. Mr. Werber said five men had come in a few minutes before and looked over his store suspiciously, and that four of them came back for the hold up. Victims of the bandits were able to furnish police full descriptions of only two of them. One was said to be about 30 years old, 6 feet tall, weigh ing 170 pounds and wearing a black overcoat and dark hat. The other was described as about 34 years old, 5 feet 6 Inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds and wearing a brown suit and brown felt hat. REYNOLDS IN HOSPITAL Xorth Carolina Senator Has “Gen eral Examination.” BALTIMORE, Dec. 4 (JP).—Johns Hopkins Hospital said yesterday Sena tor Robert R. Reynolds of North Caro lina had been, in the hospital for sev eral days for a general examination but would probably be released today. The hospital said the examination showed no serious ailment. . • W. C. T. U. Head to Speak. Mrs. Ida B. Wise Smith, president of the National Women's Christian Temperance Union, will speak at the National -City Christian Church, Thomas Circle, tomorrow at 7:4i p.m. She will discuss "Streamlined Power.” HOPES FOR PEACE Green and Lewis Close Parley Without Finding Acceptable Plan. ny juhi> l. Hr..>RV. The up-again-down-again hopes for peace between the Committee for In dustrial Organization and the Ameri can Federation of Labor were very much on the down side today as observers contemplated the apparent ly complete failure of John L. Lewis and William Green, leaders of the two factions, to make any progress toward effecting a reconciliation be tween the two groups. Meeting last night for the third time in 36 hours, these two and Philip Murray of the C. I. O. and George M. Harrison of the A. F. of L. parted two hours later with the curt announcements that they had reached no conclusions and would make no recommendations in reporting back to their full committee* The full com mittees, composed of ten from the C. I. O. and three from the A. F. of I*, will meet again on December 21, it was announced, with no interim ne gotiations expected. “The patient is pretty damned sick." one of the quartet admitted ruefully after they had gone their separate ways. Might Be the End. Failure of.the four, sitting as sub committees of the main negotiating committees, to make any positive prog ress toward an agreement apparently removes Mr. Lewis and Mr. Green from the conference picture—and per haps even removes tne picture itself. It is considered possible, for instance, that the full committees may meet on ! December 21, announce receipt of “no conclusions and no recommendations" from the subcommittees, and then ad journ indefinitely or permanently. It was learned after last night's session that the obstacle throughout has been disposition of industries where dual unions exist, there being about 20 in this category, as com pared with 12 industries where the A. F. of L. has no material represen tation and is willing to surrender complete jurisdiction to the vertical union organizations. A. r. or L. wants Settlement First. C. I. O. conferees, it is understood, have insisted that their other 20 affiliates be admitted to the Federa tion at once, along with the 12 re instatements offered, with settlement of the conflicting jurisdictional claims to come later. The A. F. of L., on the other hand, is understood to be insisting that the complications in these 20 industries be ironed out by subcommittees in advance of admis sion to the Federation. Emerging first from last night’s session, Mr. Green and Mr. Harrison had little comment to make beyond their report of no conclusions and announcement of the meeting on De cember 21. Asked if he and Mr. Lewis were to attend the December 21 session, Mr. Green said: "We’re not members of the full com mittees.’’ Both of the A. F. of L. conferees declined to express an opinion as to whether prospects of unity had been improved by the meetings of the two leaders. Lewis Says "No Recommendations.’* Questioned similarly as he emerged, Mr. Lewis said: "The subcommittees reached no conclusions. We are under obligation to report back to the full committees. There will be on recommendations." Asked if this outcome of their meet ing could be interpreted as progress or lack of it, Mr. Lewis repeated: "There will be no recommendations." He also said there was no plan for further meetings between himself and Mr. Green. The latest development in the ne gotiations will be reported by Mr. Green and Mr. Harrison to the Execu tive Council of the Federation today. Completing its draft of recommenda tions for wage and hour legislation, this group to not expected to take any formal action on the unity negoti ations. Mr. Harrison will leave tonight for Buffalo where a national conference of railway labor representatives is scheduled to meet on Monday. Mr. Murray left last night for-Pittsburgh, where he is preparing for the first con vention of members of the Steel Work ers Organizing Committee, scheduled to begin on December 14. Edgerton ^Continued From First P^e) Democrat of Indiana, Mid he could Join in the expression of the chair man. The third member, Senator Borah, Republican of Idaho, made known several days ago that his im pression of the article was that the professor had not challenged the courts’ power of review, but had mere ly surveyed specific decisions and their effect on the interests of the country. After the professor had given a summary of his career, including seven years on the faculty of George Wash ington University, Chairman Burke turned to the purpose of the hearing by asking the witness for his views on judicial review, or “whether you think the country would he better off if it did not exist.” Glad to Answer Questions. “Of course, I will be glad to answer any questions of the committee,” Prof. Edgerton replied, “but I con fess they are academic since there Is no proposal that I know of to dis card judicial supremacy.” “I wouldn't be too sure of that.” Chairman Burke interposed, and Senator Van Nuys asked the nominee if he had been reading any of the speeches that have been made on the court issue in recent months. Senator Borah asked him if he ad mitted the courts’ power of review. “Most decidedly so, and legiti mately so," Prof. Edgerton promptly responded. “It is just as much a valid part of our system as any other part.” Declaring there had been some pub lushed. reports indicating he regarded the power had been usurped by the courts, the nominee continued: “I have never regarded it as in any degree a usurpation.” He added he believed the creation of the power was intended by a great majority of the framers of the Con stitution. and that it was very prop erly established by John Marshall. Would Uphold Constitution. “If I were a judge and called upon to pass on the constitutionality of a law I would unhesitatingly declare it constitutional if I found It was con trary to the Constitution as deter mined by Supreme Court decisions.” “You are not a member of the Ku Klux Klan are you?" Senator Borah inquired, bringing back recollections of the controversy that developed after Justice Hugo L. Black had been con firmed for the Supreme Court. “I am not," Prof. Edgerton replied. “And I may add that I never have been.” Chairman Burke then explained the subcommittee had not gone into Prof. Edgerton’s article on judicial review with any thought of questioning the right of a lawyer to disagree with any court decision, but merely to find out whether he challenged the reviewing power of the court. Senator Burke said the aUtement in the article that the perpetuity of the country did not necessarily depend on the power of the court to overturn a law left him with the Impression the nominee might at least have an open mind on the power of judicial review exists. The Senator then added, however, that Mr. Edgerton’s testimony had satisfied him, and the hearing ended. SHRINE TO HOLMES ASKED IN NEW BILL Walsh Measure Suggests IT. S. Take Orer Home of Late Supreme Court Justice. The home of the late Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes at 1720 I street N.W.. would be preserved ss a na tional shrine, under a joint resolu tion offered In the Senate today by Senator Walsh, Democrat, of Massa chusetts. Senator Walsh explained that the will of the former Supreme Court member made the Federal Govern ment the residuary legatee of the estate and added that all other assets except the house have been converted Into cash. Unless legislative action is taken. Senator Walsh explained, the executor will have to sell the home. The resolution merely authorizes the Attorney General to accept the deed conveyed to the United 8tates by the executor, which would retain Govern ment oontrol over the property. Electric Yule Gift AMHERST, Ohio (#).—For the sec ond consecutive year, electricity con sumers have received as a Christmas gift a "paid” stamp on their monthly bills. The Board of Public Affairs, which manages the municipal electric plant, reported business warranted the gift totaling *3,276. 1 FOWLERS U. A.'W. Charges Agencies Supplying Struck Plants With Men and Cars. BACKGROUND— Petition of Ford attorneys lor injunction to prevent mass picket ing of St Louis plant urns set for January 24 hearing. Yesterday the court uxtmed a temporary restrain ing order would he issued if there i* violence or threats in the mean time. Strike began November 24. By the Associated Press. ST. LOUIS, Dec. 4.—The 0. I. O. United Automobile Workers' Union, which has been on strike at the Ford Motor Co.’s St. Louis assembly plant since November 24, broadened its ac tivities today by picketing seven Ford dealers. The union charged the Ford agencies have been supplying the plant with men and with automobiles to carry them to and from their Jobs. Milton N. Johnson, the plant manager, has denied employing any but regular Ford workers. The assembly plant was shut down for the week end. Four pickets and eight policemen were on duty outside the building. The union had two pickets in front of each of the dealers’ showrooms. To Invade Other Cities. The C. I. O.'s campaign against Ford probably will be carried to two other cities next week, 200 members of the union were told last night at a meeting. Richard Frankensteen. U. A. W. A. international vice president, declared workers at the Long Beach, Calif , plant had "voted unanimously" for a strike and at Kansas City "soup kitch ens have already been set up and the various committees are ready for the call." ‘T can not yet give the exact date the men will be called out," he added. Mr. Frankensteen flew here from Pittsburgh to address a mass meeting of C. I. O. workers last night and to confer with Delmond Garst. regional director of the union. He asserted the St. Louis strike, now in its second week, "is part of a carefully planned national campaign to unionize Ford.” "If it becomes necessary,” Franken steen declared, “we will completely tie up production by calling out our men in the various material supply com panies which supply the Ford'plants. “The reason this method has not been applied so far is because it in volves the jobs of so many men.” The U. A. W. A.'s second in com mand told the workers that the St. Louis strike has aided "immeasurably" the organization of other Ford plants. "Both the C. I. O. and the A. F of L. are closely watching its develop ments,” he asserted. ~~ — PASSENGER FARES INCREASED IN WEST I. C. C. Action Expected to Brin? Railroads New Income of $2,500,000 Annually. Br the Associated Press. An increase in various passeneei fares of all railroads west of the Mis sissippi was announced by the Inter state Commerce Commission yesterdav. Railroad men estimated the boost would bring them new Income of *2. 500,000 annually. The new rates, to become effective in 10 days upon the filing of new tariff schedules by the individual lines affected, will mean a rise in trans continental passenger fares in so far as those are determined by charges on the Western roads. The principal boost was in basic Pullman car fares, which will go from 3 to 2 >4 cents per mile. The revenue derived from the in creases will be in addition to anv gained under a proposed freight rate boost and a proposed half-cent rise In the passenger fares of Eastern rail roads. Meanwhile, representatives of the railroad commissions of six Western States challenged the right of the Interstate Commerce Commission to act on the requested freight increase and they asked that the proposal be dismissed, as failing to come within any of the legally delegated powers of the I. C. C. * • -.. CHICAGO GRAIN Bt th« Associated Press. CHICAGO, Dec. 4.—Quiet buying that devejpped in the wheat market today lifted prices fractionally at times when moderate profit-taking pressure subsided. Trade was slow, however, the mar ket lacked leadership, and news was largely routine. Firmness ln stocks inspired some buying, but most of the time prices held near yesterday's close, A 1*4-1% decline at Liverpool was more than expected, but this was off set by a % to 1% advance at Buenos Aires. There were reports also of turther moderate export business in United States wheat and corn, and crop news from Argentina oontinued pessimistic. Australia was reported to ha vs put afloat a large quantity of new wheat And increased offers of this grain de pressed Liverpool prices. United States hard wheat was quoted around 1.33 a bushel in the United Kingdom, duty paid, which indicated good quality inasmuch as it was higher than most other wheats except Canadian. Cash Interests were buyers of De cember wheat and sellers of May in Chicago. Presumably changing over hedges. Wet weather in the Chicago area, indications of decreased movement of new com and the export business stimulated a fractional upturn in corn Prices which was maintained most of the session. Oats and rye showed little change while lard advanced slightly. Around midaession whqgt was % off to % higher compared with yesterday s finish; December, 95; May, 92%, and com was % to % higher; December, 64%; May, 57%. Washington Produce BUTTER—92 score, l-pound print*. 42; V.-Pound prints, *3; tub. 41,' 90 score. 1-pound prints. 41; %-pound print*, 42; tub. 40: market strong. MEATS-—Choice beer. 23: calve*. 18: lambs. 20; veal. IP: sows. 15: fresh pork 3b; froien pork 20: pork loin, 30; fresh ham, 20; freah aklnned ham. 1«%; smoked ham, 25; smoked skinned ham. 23: sliced bacon, 3ft; piece bacon. 30; compound. 10%: lard. 12 , tly* 8TOCK—Pigs 7'/aa7J«; light hois. 7%a8; medium. 8*8'«: 230-250 pounds. 7%*8: heavje*. TV.: sows. 6%*6%: etaes. 4V«a5V«; calves, HV»*i2%.