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Paroled Youth Is Sought as
Killer of Mrs. Wilma
St the Associated Press.
NORRISTOWN, Pa., Dec. 17.—The
first clue to the possible whereabouts of
a youth sought in the slaying of Mrs.
Wilma Carpenter, 38, attractive widow,
was reported by police today, as a wide
spread hunt got under way.
Word was received that a hitch
hiker who might have been 19-year
old Wendell Forrest Bowers was seen
near the Maryland border, southward
bound, Tuesday, less than 24 hours
after Mrs. Carpenter was shot.
Tentatively, then, the search turned
In that direction as the arrest of the
pale, slender resident of nearby Ambler,
paroled from Huntingdon Reformatory
two weeks ago, was asked in 5,000
police flyers.
The police bills, distributed widely,
‘‘Suspect is armed; be careful!”
A grim "game of cards” with a pack
of rogue's gallery portraits sent police
on the trail of Bowers.
Miss Mary Griffin, 22, beauty shop
operator who accused the killer of
attempting to assault her while the
widow's body lay in a bedroom in the
Carpenter home Monday, shuffled
through several score portraits last
night, stared fixedly at one, and
"That’s the man who killed Wilma!”
While attendants at the hospital,
where Miss Griffin is recovering from
a beating inflicted by the slayer, were
reviving her from a faint, detectives
examined the portrait.
Paroled From Reformatory.
It was a picture, State Trooper
James Woodring said, of Wendell For
rest Bowers, 19. of Ambler, Pa., pa
roled from the State Reformatory at
Huntingdon, Pa., 10 days before the
Thomas McNutt, chauffeur, and
Emma Anderson, cook, at a home near
the Carpenter home in exclusive Camp
—Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto.
Hill, also leafed through the pack of
photographs and picked the same one
es the young man they said they saw
In the vicinity the day the widow was
District Attorney Frederick B. Smil
lie immediately swore out a warrant
for the arrest of Bowers on a charge
of murder.
Disappeared From Home.
Roland F. Bowers, the parolee's
father, said young Bowers disappeared
Monday, the day Mrs. Carpenter was
The elder Eowers told District At
torney Smillie that the boy said he
had the promise of a job in Rich
mond. Va.
While police throughout the Nation
pursued the search for young Bowers,
the body of Mrs, Carpenter was re
turned to Hall, Ind„ her girlhood
home, in the care of her father, Wil
liam F. Dorsett, and her brother, Emil
The funeral has been arranged for
Smillie said the widow’s will leaves
her home to Fred B. Kingman of
New York, her fiance, and her per
sonal effects to Miss Griffin.
Toy Campaign
(Continued From First Page.)
tured in matinee programs tomorrow.
Every altitude radio waves reach
will be filled with the campaign to
night as the National Broadcasting
Co. presents Santa Claus’ arrival and
the toy ball over Station WMAL for
an hour and a half, beginning at 11
p.m. Received by Maj. Ernest W.
Brown, superintendent of police, when
he lands, Santa will be welcomed on
the air and then he will be whisked
up Connecticut avenue to the Shore
ham with a police motor cycle escort
operating under instructions to keep
the sirens open.
At the toy ball Santa will be pre
sented with the keys of the city by
in co-operation with
have joined forces to provide
food, new toys and new clothing
for needy children and poor
families this Christmas.
New toys and new clothing will
be received now at all Warner
Bros.’ Theaters and will be taken
as the price of admission at 14
theaters tomorrow morning.
Non-perishable food or any
other gifts will be received at any
police precinct in Washington or
at the National Guard Armory,
Pennsylvania and Sixth N.W.
Branches 293, 260 and 418
Or Call Republic 0883
And the police will collect con
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Artists and Officials Are Enlisted for Toy Ball
High points of The Star
Warner Bros.-N. B. C. Christ
mas campaign tonight are the
arrival of Santa Claus at the
airport at 11 p.m. and the
Shoreham toy ball. Upper left
are seen Monte Blue of movie
fame and Mary Dees, who re
placed Jean Harlow in “Sara
toga,” arriving yesterday for
the event. Both tvill be a part
of the toy ball, where Mr. Blue
will be master of ceremonies.
Melvin C. Hazen. president of the
Board of Commissioners of the Dis
trict. There Monte Blue. Earle Thea
ter headliner, will act as master of
ceremonies and Barnee, director for
Maxim Lowe's Orchestra, will be host.
It promises ,to be the gayest of
gay Shoreham nights, with Earle The
ater stage show performers as well as
Shoreham artists entertaining and
broadcasting. Alma Metcalfe will play
a violin medley. The Eight Virginians,
a double quartet from the Earle, will
sing several numbers. The lovely
Mary Decs, now at the Earle, who re
placed Jean Harlow in ‘'Saratoga”
when the star died during the filming
of the picture, will be introduced by
Mr. Blue.
A1 Mogul, mind-reader, has con
sented to read Santa Claus' mind for
the Toy Ball and radio audience. The
Chevy Chase Chanters will sing.
Tonight Is Big Night.
Tonight, then, is the big night.
Tomorrow is the big day.
Every seat in 14 Warner Bros, the
aters will be filled, it is hoped, for
the seventh annual toy matinee. Im
mediately following the opening hours
trucks will remove contributions to
the Parent-Teacher Association dis
tribution center at 421 Eleventh street
N.W., across from The Star Building,
formerly Epstein’s Restaurant. There
the work of sorting and wrapping will
begin at once.
Toy matinee programs include some
of the most popular stars of the cellu
loid, including Mickey Mouse and
Popeye. They are planned to appeal
to both children and grown-ups and
exchange splendid entertainment for
what it takes to make Christmas
Tonight the Young Democrats’ Club
of Washington is having a dance on
behalf of the campaign at the Hay
Adams House at 10 pm., where con
tributions are invited.
Tomorrow night the Recreational
Club of the Bureau of Foreign and
Domestic Commerce, is holding a
Christmas party in the Commerce
Auditorium, beginning at 0 p.m., and
the committee is inviting every one to
bring a contribution.
Another highpoint of the campaign
is the presentation of "The Smiling
Minstrel” tomorrow afternoon at 5
o'clock at the Mayflower Hotel ball
room. It’s a Christmas play written
by Miss Margot Garrett, debutante
of last season, and is staged by society
men and women. Proceeds will be
turned over to the campaign. Tickets
may be secured at Pierre's or
Franc ise.
Last .minute news at campaign
headquarters last night included a
contribution of eight Christmas bas
kets—with turkeys—by Pump House
employes of the Meter Repair Shop,
' District Water Department.
You are really responding, it seems,
to the reminder that you are Santa
Claus. Besides attending the events
mentioned you may also be Santa
Claus by leaving a new toy, new ar
ticle of clothing or non-perishable
food (canned food is excellent) at
Federal building collection centers or
at any Peoples Drug Store collection
box; or delivering food, clothing or
toys to any police station.
The toy matinees were made pos
sible by the co-operation of the Wash
ington Local 224 of the International
Alliance of Theatrical Motion Picture
Operators and Local 22 of the Inter
national Alliance of Theatrical Stage
Employes, who contribute their serv
ices. Last night the campaign broad
cast by the Earle Theater Orchestra
W'as through the courtesy of the Musi
cians’ Protective Union, Washington
Local 181, A. C. Hayden, president.
All films have been donated by their
local distributors.
Programs Tomorrow.
Here are the programs for the mat
inees tomorrow, the shows at the Earle
and Metropolitan starting at 9 a.m.
and at all others at 10 a.m.
Earle—Gene Autry in "Boots and
Saddle,” a Republic picture.
Metropolitan—Laurel and Hardy-In
M-G-M’s "Way Out West.”
Tivoli—Errol Flynn and the Mauch
twins in Warner Bros.’ "Prince and
the Pauper.”
Ambassador—Joe E. Brown in R
K-O’s "When’s Your Birthday?”
Savoy—William Boyd in a Para
mount picture, "Trail Dust.”
Avalon — Spanky McFarland In
M-G-M’s "General Sparky.”
Uptown—Laurel and Hardy In
M-G-M’s "Way Out West.”
Calvert—Joe E. Brown in Warner
Bros.* "Polo Joe.”
Sheridan — Jane Withers in the
Principals in Campaign Play
Members of the cast of “The Singing Minstrel*’ to be pre
sented tomorrow afternoon at 5 o’clock at the Mayflower. pro
ceeds to- go to The Star-Wdrner Bros.-N. B. C. Christmas
campaign. They are, standing in the background, Rudolph
Kaufjmann, 2d; Margo Qarrett, author of'the play, and Rudolph
Twentieth Century - Fox production,
"Angel's Holiday.”
Colony—Spanky McFarland In M
G-M's "General Sparky.”
York—Joe E. Brown in Warner
Bros.' “Polo Joe.”
Penn—Jean Arthur and Gary Coo
per in a Paramount picture, "The
Apollo—Billy Mauch in Warner
Bros.’ "Penrod and Sam."
Home—Joe E. Brot’n in Warner
Bros.’ "Polo Joe.”
Each picture is supplemented with
comedies, Mickey Mouse. Popeye, Silly
| Symphony, Merry Melody or Color
Rhapsody cartoons, in many cases
three to a program.
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Vienna Mint Busy.
Vienna, Austria, reports that its
mint has sufficient orders for coins
from foreign countries to keep it op
erating at full capacity for at least
eight months.
Upper right are Al Mogul,
“the man with the X-ray
mind," and Frances Woods,
Shoreham dancer, who will
entertain. Below, left, is Maj.
Ernest W. Brown, superin
tendent of police, who will
welcome Santa Claus ivhen he'
lands and escort him to the
party with motor cycle police,
and, right, Melvin C. Hazen,
president of the Board of
Commissioners of the District,
who turns over the keys of the
Capital to the patron saint of
Christmas at the Shoreham..
Because of His Excellent Record
He Is Advanced^ Six Months
Ahead of Time.
Because of his excellent reoord the
Rev. Robert Lewis Jones was ad
vanced from the deaconate to the
priesthood six months early at an
ordination service performed yester
day by the Right Rev. James E. Free
man, Bishop of Washington, at St
Paul’s Church, Rock Creek parish
1 He was presented by the Rev. F. J
' Bohanan, rector of St. Paul’s Church.
The ordination sermon was
; preached by the Rev. Theodore P.
Ferris, rector of Emmanuel Church ot
Baltimore. The Rev. Dr. Edward D.
Johnson, rector of St. Anne's Church
at Annapolis, Md., acted as litanist.
The epistle was read by the Rev. D.
Wade Safford, rector of Christ Church
of Kensington, Md.
Immediately after his ordination the
Rev. Jones administered his first com
munion to hi* immediate relatives and
close friends.
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Her Brother Held in Killing
of Pair—Victim Once
Lived Here.
By the Associated Press.
QUITMAN. Ga., Dec. 17.—Lee W.
Branch, former president of the
Georgia Bar Association and one of
the State’s outstanding attorneys, and
his wife were shot tofdeath In then
home today.
Patrolman Grady Marable said the
two were killed by Livingston Snow,
Mrs. Branch’s brother. Marable said
he was called to the home by neigh
bors and captured Snow in the dining
room after a brief struggle.
Marable said the Branchs were
instantly killed, each with a pistol
bullet through the head.
“Livingston Snow was raving,” the
policeman said, “I understood he was
mentally ill and that plans were being
made to take him to an institution.”
Marable and other officers took
Snow, a retired pecan merchant, to
Russell Snow’, another brother of
Mrs. Branch, also was in the room
when the tragedy occurred. He had
come from his home in Cocoa, Fla., a
few days ago for a conference on
Livingston Snow’s health. It was de
cided yesterday, friends said, to have
the latter man committed to an in
Branch was 64 and his wife 50. Both
were members of prominent Georgia
families. He once practiced in Wash
ington, D. C., and for years had been
prominent in State legal and political
circles. At the time of his death he
was a member of the Georgia Educa
tion Board, having been appointed a
few months ago by Gov. E. D. Rivers.
The Branches are survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Lalla Branch Kirk
patrick, wife of Lt. Charles Kirkpat
rich stationed in the Panama Canal
Cousin of Harllee Branch.
Lee W. Branch is a distant relative
of Second Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Harllee W. Branch, also a native
of Georgia. The postal chief said he
WM-shocked at news of the deaths, and
praised the legal and social record of
the victim.
Records of the District of Columbia
Bar Association failed to show when
Mr. Branch had practiced in Wash
ington or that he ever had been regis
tered as a member of the local bar.
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town houses.
On the Jaffa Road.
Part of the street outside the Jaffa
gate caters to the lighter side of life m
with gayly lit cafes, moving picture
establishments and shops with win
dows filled with articles which appeal
to human vanity. In the evening
when the offices are closed and the
sidewalks are filled with young men
and women taking the air, this sec
tion of the Jaffa road assumes the ap
pearance of a miniature Piccadilly.
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