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STUDENTS MEET
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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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%.

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