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Retired Army Officer Served
With Distinction in
World War.
Funeral services for Brig. Gen. Lu
elen G. Berry, 74, U. S. A., retired,
who died last Thursday in Corning,
N. Y., were held today in Arlington
National Cemetery.
Chaplain Ora J. Cohee officiated.
Burial was with full military honors.
Honorary pallbearers were Maj.
Gen. Mason M. Patrick, retired; Brig.
Gens. Thomas H. Rees and Henry C.
Newcomer, both retired; Cols. Allan
M. McBride and Charles G. Mortimer,
the latter retired, and Lt. Col. James
E. Bayliss.
Gen. Berry, who was graduated
from the United States Military Acad
emy in 1886, served with distinction
during the World War.
In September, 1917, he was ap
pointed a brigadier general in the
national Army, and in May, 1918, went
to France to command the 60th Field
Artillery Brigade. Later his brigade
moved to the Argonne district, where
he commanded an additional regiment,
which was later increased to two, with
two battalions of French artillery. He
was acting chief of artillery, 35th
Division, during Argonne-Meuse oper
ation. The strong advance of the
division brought it ahead of the divi
sions on its right and left and enabled
them to advance. This advance
caused the German general staff to
conclude, on September 28, that the
war was last.
Gen. Berry was student officer at
the Army War College here from
August. 1911. to July, 1912.
From March 16, 1916. to February
B 1917, Gen. Berry commanded the
4th Field Artillery in the punitive
expedition into Mexico. He was re
tired June 16. 1921.
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Music Teachers Will Meet Here
Next December.
The Music Teachers' National As
sociation will hold its 1938 conven
tion here some time next December,
the Greater National Capital Com
mittee of the Board of Trade an
nounced today.
Meeting with this organization will
be the National Association of Schools
of Music, the American Musicological
Society and Phi Mu Alpha iSinfonia)
The committee also announced the
International Congress of Architects
Will meet here September 15 to 22.
Arrivals and Departures
at New York.
ALGONQUIN—Galveston . 6:30 A.M.
WASHINGTON—Norfolk 3 00 P.M.
"AJCBIJRG—Bermuda Cruise 6:00 A.M.
ORIENTE—Havana __ Noon
QLIHIQI A—San:a Marta _ 5:0(1 P.M.
RELIANCE—West Indies 8:00 A.M
SANTA RITA—Antafagasta. 9:00 A.M
SATURNIA—West Indies cruiae A.M.
WESTERNLAND—Antwerp __ _ 2:00 P.M.
Thursday. January 6.
BELLE ISLE—Si. John's __ 8:30 A.M.
Wesi Indies AM.
EXCAMBION—Mediterranean 10:00 A M,
MLNARGO—Havana _8:30 A.M.
PLATANO—Puerto Barrios _ 5:0oP.M.
ROBERT E. LEE—Norfolk_3:00 P.M.
SCANSTATE8—Copenhagen_ A.M.
SAN JUAN—San Juan _8:30 A.M.
Friday. January 7.
GEO. WASHINGTON—Norfolk _ 3:00 P.M.
HANSA—Hamburg _ A.M.
SHAWNEE—Jacksonville _11:00 A.M. i
Saturday. January 8.
Savannah 7:00 A.M.
Bermuda 8:30 A.M.
Sunday. January 9.
BERLIN—West Indies cruise - A M.
CHIRIQUA—Port Limon _ Noon !
ROBERT E. LEE—Norfolk 3:00 P.M.
TUSCANIA—Glasgow 9:00 A.M.
YUCATAN—Vera Cruz _ ... 5:00 P.M.
Mondav. January 10.
Liverpool _ . A.M.
ANTONIA—Liverpool _ ... PM.
AUSONIA—Havre __ P.M.
C.OAMO—Trulillo City . 8:30 A.M.
COTTICA—Paramaribo . 8:30 A.M.
HAITI—Cristobal ... 8:30 A.M.
SANTA LUCIA- Valparaiso 8:30 AM
SEMINOLE—Jacksonville _7:00 A.M.
BERENGAR1A—Southampton Noon
BLACK CONDOR—Rotterdam_ 11:00 A.M.
BREMEN—Bremen _ Midnight
CHAMPLAIN—Havre _ Noon
EXETER—Beirut _4:00 P.M.
MANHATTAN—Hamburg_ Noon
EXTAV1A—Constanza _12:30 P.M.
HAMBURG—Hamburg . 10:00 P M
REX—Genoa . _ Noon
Thursday. January 6.
Friday. January 7.
AMER. MERCHANT—London 4:00 P.M.
SCANPENN—Helsinki 5:oo P.M.
SCVTHIA—Liverpool . __ 5:00 p M
VINGAREN— Gothenburg . .11:30 A.M.
ZAREMBO—Lagos 8:30 A.M.j
Saturday, January 8.
CHINESE PRINCE—Bella 11:30 A.M. '
6ATURNIA—Ragusa _ Noon
WESTERNLAND—Antverp 4:00 P.M. i
Sunday, January 0,
No sailings scheduled.
Monday. January 10.
No sailings scheduled.
(South and Central Amrrira, West Indies
and Canada.)
BUENAVENTI RA--Cristobal . 1:00 P.M. i
Havana and Bermuda cruise 10:00 P.M. I
Bermuda , 3:00 P.M.1
NEVADA—Pacific oorts . 1:00 P.M. i
West Indies .. Noon 1
Tomorrow. ,
Trinidad 3:00 P.M. |
,At7“cape tow n . Midnight !
ORIENT!—Havana _ 4:00 P.M
Bermuda _ 5:30 PM 1
cruise 6:00 P.M. !
S4N BENITO—-Port Limon- _ Noo>'
TRANSYLVANIA—Havana ... 3:00 P.M. i
\ERAGl A—Santa Marta . Noon
Thursday. January 6.
BORINQUEN—Cuidad Trujillo 3:nnT».V. j
COLOMBIA—Cartagena _4:00 P.M.'
Pacific Coast ports_5:00 P.M.
World cruise_ 6:00 P.M.
Friday. January 7.
AMOR—Port au Prince.. ■_12:30 P.M.
BALLA—Cayenne 1:30 P.M.
1 BELLE ISLE—St. John's_5:00 P.M.
CARACAS—Curacao _ Noon
ESSO ARUBA—Aruba .. . 1 :nn P.M.
GEWRGIC—West Indies cruise. 6:00 P.M.
KCNGSHOLM—Curacao . 4:00 P.M.
MARTINIQUE—Port au Prince. 4:00P.M.
SANTA RITA—Chanaral . 5:00 P.M.
SANTA ROSA—Puerto Cabello. 7:00 P.M.
SIBONEY—Vera Crus _4:00 P.M.
STATENDAM—Curacao - Midnight
Saturday. January 8.
COLUMBUS—Cruise to South
America - 11:00 A.M.
Buenos Aires . Noon
World cruise . 11:00 A.M.
Bermuda . 3:00 P.M.
MUNARGO—Havana -1:00 P.M.
Bar Francisco Noon
PLAT AN A—Puetto Corte*_ Noon
QUIRIGUA—Port Limon _ Noon
SAN JUAN—San Juan_ Noon
Sunday. January 0.
RELIANCE—World cruise_ Noon
Monday. January 10.
I^PlLSUDSKJ—Nassau_10:00 l»jM.
Alley Reveals Japanese Plane
Spied on Warship With Film
Panay Photographer Tells o f Pilot Cir
cling Over U. S. Destroyer Speeding
Movie of Attack Toward Manila.
(This is the last of a series of stories graphically describing the
Japanese attack on the Panay and the massacre of the Chinese in Nan
king. written by the newsreel cameraman whose pictures recorded the
attack and the sinking of the American gunboat.)
It was in Shanghai that I got In touch with Charley Ford o' my home
office in New York and told him about the pictures I had made of the
Panay attack.
Then commenced an exciting exchange of radiograms in an endeavor
to learn the best and safest way to reach the United States with the pictures.
At one time it looked as if we were going to have to board a coastwise
steamer at Shanghai in order to catch"}_____
me wmna cupper at Manna, we
were prepared to charter this boat,
but it looked so ancient that I decided
it would be wiser to check up on its
sea performance. I compared the rusty
vessel's reputation for speed as known
to marines in Shanghai, against its
skipper's boasts, and even after giving
the skipper a great benefit of doubt,
I became convinced that it would be
very ha7.ardous to entrust myself to
its leaky boilers. Its speed was more
imaginary than actual.
It was then that the Navy came to
my rescue again, and when they
stepped into the breach which pre
vented my connection with the China
Clipper, I knew I was in safe hands.
Speedy Destroyer Offered.
It was arranged that I would board
the destroyer Stewart for the trip to
Manila. The Stewart is one of the
fastest American boats in Asiatic
waters. A convoy of other American
destroyers was ordered to accom
pany us.
Just before I left, Jim Marshall,
writer for Collier's, entrusted me with
many valuable documents and stories
which he asked me to deliver for him
when I reached New York. I am
glad that I was able to do this for
him and I sincerely hope Jim's neck
wound has healed by this time.
I heaved a great sigh of relief when
mv films were placed inside the Stew
art safe. The officers of the boat gave
me every consideration and attention.
We steamed out of Shanghai with
belching funnels at a rate of speed
that assured making the clipper at
Manila with time to spare. This
allayed a great nervousness on my part.
With press dispatches telling me that
Japanese Army and Navy authorities
were steadfastly disputing to the world
the allegations of my fellow survivors
regarding the Panay attack, I knew I
was the one man in the world with
pictorial proof of the true stories of
the disaster. As far as I was con
cerned, the world was going to get
this proof. For this reason I made
up my mind to guard that film with
my life.
I felt assured when it was in the
safe of the Stewart. I decided that
I would ,*tt right on that film every
other mile of the way back home.
A few of the Navy officers told me
that my 5,000 feet of film record might
prove to be the most important ever
made of world political history.
I knew that my pictures of the
Panay attack and sinking would be
seen by the entire United States 24 to
48 hours after I landed in San Fran
cisco. I knew then, too, that a com
plete unedited print of my negatives
would probably be sent to Washing
ton for United States Government
diplomats and Navy heads to see.
Aboard the Stewart I received a
radiogram telling me that my home
office had insured my film for more
than $250,000 to protect its Interests
in the picture during its transit from
Manila to America. No insurance
policy was needed for the picture while
it was in the safe of the destroyer
Some 400 miles out of Manila,
something happened that caused the
command of the ship to suggest to me
that I neither send nor receive any
further radiograms. This was the
appearance of a Japanese scouting
plane overhead. We watched it awhile
and then it flew on to the west. The
informal opinion of some of the offi
cers aboard the boat after reaching
Manila was that were it not for the
rough seas along the South China
coast, which was being patroled by a
considerable portion of the Japanese
fleet, we might have been intercepted, j
The fact I was carrying the film was
known to the Japanese. In Shanghai.
I had discussed the attack with a
Japanese officer who came aboard the
Augusta to proffer his sympathy and
obtain a report. It might or might |
not have been significant when the .
interview was ended that he politely !
inquired if it was my intention to go .
ashore that evening.
Stores l)p Rest.
Experience taught me to get as much
rest as possible while aboard the
Stewart, for I knew when I reached
Manila I was in for a hectic time Be- ;
ginning with the China Clipper flight
the ensuing days would be one mad !
dash, on split-second schedule, to get
the negative to our laboratories in
New York.
As every one knows now, we made
the clipper with time to spare. From
Manila to Honolulu the flight of the
big Pan-American plane was unevent
ful. I rested as much as I could and
I needed it. In Honolulu bad weather
descended on us, which necessitated
a 24-hour delay, and gave me as bad
an attack of the fidgets as I have ever
had. Radiograms again flew back and
forth between my office and myself.
All sorts of efforts were made to hurry
our take-off, but there was no chance
until the weather conditions cleared
Finally, on Monday afternoon, De
cember 27, about 4 o'clock, our take
off was O. K.’d by flight officers. The
clipper took to the air easily, and I
knew that my Journey had reached
final stages.
The next land that I would see
would be the good old United States
of America. Half-way along our Jour
ney. we communicated with the Ala
meda air base near San Francisco ard
were informed that we had better plan
on landing at San Pedro, the Navy air
station on Brillo Beach, because of
foggy weather around the Golden Gate.
But when we were a few hours off land
this order was countermanded and
once more we headed for Alameda.
We landed before noon.
Aware though I was of the impor
tance of the films which I carried, I
was not prepared for the greeting
which awaited me. A crowd of offi
cials, who later filled a parade of 40
cars from Alameda to the United Air
Lines field in Oakland, thronged the
landing base. An armored truck and
a detachment o! motorcycle police
men were in attendance. With no
time to lose we made our transfer to
Oakland and hopped aboard a char
tered main liner plane for New York.
Every one knows now that bad weath
er grounded us at Cheyenne that night,
but the next day we managed to push
through to reach New York that night.
I wish here to detail the trip I made
to Washington two days after I ar
rived in New York, where I again was
questioned by Navy and War Depart
ment officers and ran my picture for
them. Incidentally, it was the first
time I had seen the pictures myself.
It was here that I was able to refute
for the benefit of Navy Department
officers the last alibi which the Japa
nese had persisted in putting forth
as a partial explanation of the ma
chine gunning of the Panay, which
occurred after the evacuation by those
Involved Mythical Ship.
This alibi had to do with a mythical
ship which the Japanese called the
Ritsu Dal. which they said was the
fifth ship of our group in the Yangtze,
where the attack occurred, 25 miles
upstream from Nanking. The story
was that this ship carried 14 or IS
fleeing Chinese soldiers and that it
was while they were machine gunning
the Ritu Dai, which had refused to
halt on orders, that the bullets acci
dentally hit the Panay. I was able to
tell the Navy officers that there was
no such ship anywhere within miles
of its. There were only four vessels
in our group. In addition to the
Panay there were the Mei Shay, the
Mei Ping and the Mei Ann. The first
two, when the attack started, made for
the south bank of the river and were
beached there. The Mei Ann was
beached not far away. While most of
the passengers managed to get off
successfully, many were burned In the
ensuing Are that broke out after they
were repeatedly bombed by the Japa
nese. But nowhere near our group
nor anywhere for miles up or dotPn
the river was there a boat called the
Ritsu Dai.
It was thus that I was able to shat
ter the last alibi proffered by the
Japanese military and navy com
mands. Of course, I have made it
clear in my story—and my pictures
prove it conclusively—that their claim
of poor visibility was a complete
There are a dozen other points
which prove that no possibility of a
mistake existed.
And this ends my story of an inci
dent that shocked the world: The un
warranted attack by one power on the
flag-protected citizens and property of
another. I am sincerely glad that the
incident did not,plunge the nations
involved into any blood-letting em
broilment. I still see the falling bombs.
I still live the hell from which there
seemed to be no escape. I still see
those men suffering from their wounds,
and those who, though not directly
hurt, suffered Just as much from the
pain of concussion. I can see all of
us on the Panay—black of face, terror
stricken, our eyes moving, but our lips
unable to say anything. I see it all,
but I am more than willjng to try and
forget it—I am more than glad that
everybody else is prepared to forget it.
I see no sense in having other people
—thousands of our young men—go
through the ghastliness, the unneces
sary. uncivilized carnage that befell
us when the Panay became a play
target for the death-eggs of Japanese
bombing planes.
(Copyright. 1838 by Register and
Tribune Syndicate.)
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New Sub on Cruise.
VALLEJO, Calif., Jan. 4 (*>).—'The
submarine Pompano, built at the Mare
Island Navy Yard, left yesterday on
a "shakedown” cruise to Mexico, Hon
duras and the Panama Canal Zone.
It is scheduled to return here next
Former Supreme Court Justice to
Hear First Case In New
Capacity Tomorrow,
By the Associate* Press.
NEW YORK. January 4_The
name “Mr. Justice Willis Van De
vanter“ appeared today on the door
of chambers in the United States
The placque signaled his return
to active duty for the first time since
he retired from the Supreme Court,
at the height of the court reorgani
zation controversy, last June 2
In his new role Van Devanter will
begin sitting as a trial Judge in this
Federal district probably tomorrow,
being assigned to a relatively unim
portant case involving narcotic sales
Next Monday he will hear the case
of Philip H. Philbin, Jr., former
Wall Street broker, and 15 others ac
cused of a $1,000,000 fraud in con
nection with the sale of Atlas Tack
Convicts Conduct Pool.
Convicts of Chelmsford. England
prison are conducting football pools,
chances being sold at a penny each,
and prizes run un to *1
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dent’s personal affairs and occupies the only office that
opensdirectlyintohisfamousovalstudy? See:page8
ofthe Post this week for the story of Marguerite Alice
Le Hand, F. D. R’s confidante for 17 years, and Wash
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