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Robert Burns’ Anniversary
Speaker Notes Changes for Country. A return of the Scottish people to ft Scotland devoid of industrial slav ery, vast private estates and racial differences was envisoned last night by John H. Ferguson, president of the St. Andrew's Society of Baltimore, be fore the annual Robert Bums anni versary banquet of the Washington Society at the Willard Hotel. “The romanticism of Sir Walter Scott must be forgotten. The feeling between 'highlanders' and 'lowlanders' must be discarded. All economic slav ery must be abolished and a unified Scottish nation, cognizant of its fine traditions, uprooted by industrialism, conquest and emigration, bom again,” he told nearly 200 members of the •ociety marking with its 83d annual dinner the 179th anniversary of Bums’ » birth. Sees Dream Being Realized. Mr. Ferguson, who appeared as chief speaker at the banquet, said present trends predicted realization of these dreams. The talk was preceded by a dinner featuring the traditional 'Haggis" (liverwurst-like loaf incorporating nearly all the edible portions of the •heep and cow). A welcome by Walter Davidson, president of the local society, was followed by a toast, to the President of the United States as the banquet progre.vsed. A high light of the affair w-as a highland fling, executed by Myra Mae Pittenger, 8, of 121 Carol avenue, Ta koma <Md.), and Margaret Gurley, 13. of 5614 Kansas avenue N.W. The •oclety'a pipe major, James Garrioch. played the lilting accompaniment to the age-old dance on his bagpipes. Legation Aide Speaks. Ronald Macdonnell, third secre tary of the Canadian Legation and another guest speakrr, cited the close link between Canada and Scotland and stressed the important part played by Scots in the development of the great North American Do minion. John C. Paterson, secretary of the Baltimore society, gave a brief ad dress in praise of Bums. The program was interspersed with Scottish songs by Miss Helene Mc I»chlen and Duncan C. Thomson, ac companied by Frank Rafferty from Edinburgh. The entire assembly linked arms at the close of the celebration to sing Bums' immortal “Auld Lang Syne,” written in 1788. and the company parted with the words, 'guid nicht an' Joy be w i yc & on it£ lips, —. • — Navy (Continued From First Page.) day, indicated he would ask Congress in a few days for additional funds for both the Army and Navy. Representative Taylor, Democrat, of Colorado, one of the conferees, said the message probably would merely outline what he deemed necessary for the reinforcement of the A*my serv ices, leaving details to Congress. 40 More Warships Hinted. Mr. Roosevelt told Representative Taylor a few weeks ago that world events, “which have caused me grow ing concern,” might necessitate ex pansion of the Navy. Talk of legisla tion to authorize about 40 additional warships of all types has persisted in •ongressional circles. There have been reports the present •5 ,000-ton treaty limitation on battle ships would be scrapped, but Chair man Vinson of the House Naval Com mittee declined to discuss the subject after the White House meeting. Influential forces in Congress and the War Department also have been urging that land and air forces be i bolstered along with the fleet. The House Military Affairs Com- j mittee already is considering legisla- | tion to add about 2,280 commissioned ; officers to Army rosters. Most of them i would go to the Air Corps. Chairman May said the legislation “ties in” with ' the President’s plans. The Army high command also had advocated enlistment of 3,000 more men, and funds to increase its supply of anti-aircraft guns, semi-automatic rifles, tanks and planes. Miners (Continued From First Page.) and file opinion about matters perti nent to the labor movement. Fully 200 of the resolutions concern themselves with the issue of autonomy within the U. M. W„ a majority of these demanding that locals be al lowed to elect their own officers rather than have them appointed by the na tional administration of the union. The issue, a recurring one since the Executive Board concentrated control of the organization in its own hands in building up the union several years ago. promises to furnish warmest de bate of the present convention. In previous years a majority always has voted down the autonomy bloc. Peace With A. F. of L. Urged. Balanced against a sizeable number of resolutions supporting the U. M. W. affiliation with the C. I. O. are several ■uggesting more attention be paid to the problems of the miners’ own in dustry'. Resumption of peace conferences with the A. F. of L. is urged in some half-dozen resolutions with the sug gestion being made that the question be put to a referendum among all members of bath factions. Several resolutions condemn William Green, president of the A. F. of L. and a member of the U. M. W„ in harsh terms; one blames Mr. Lewis for block ing an “honest effort’’ to heal the breach. In the hundreds of other resolutions were many urging labor’s increased political activity, the most popular suawtion being for formation of a national Farmer-labor party in time to complete a presidential ticket for 1940. Several Condemnations. Several locals took occasion to con demn the Ford Motor Co. for its re sistance to organizing efforts of the Unifid Automobile Workers, another C. I O. affiliate. The Daughters of the American Revolution, who de cldibd to allow the miners to use their hupTfor the present convention; Sena Holt, West Virginia Democrat and firsonal foe of Mr. Lewis, and Mayor frank Hague of Jersey City, C. I. O. opponent, all came in for disfavor ex preesed In various resolutions. Many suggestions were made for liberalisation of the social security law and several locals asked extension Ice Perils Niagara Bridge View of Niagara Falls looking toward the United States from Luna Island, showing the Falls in midwinter and the Interna tional Bridge in the background. —A. P. Photo. - ♦ Bridge (Continued From First Page.! the ice pressure was not at once de termined. Electric Plant Stopped. Ire and water rushed into a Cana dian hydroelectric plant, putting it out of commission and forcing em | ployes to flee. The Falls View Bridge is a 39-year old lary steel network connecting the United States and Canada. Ap l proximately 1,000 feet long and 180 I feet high, it arches high above the ice-covered lower gorge, but its abut ments were subject to the ice attack. Experts examined the rapidly mounting masses of ice at the abut ! ments to determine the stress being ex erted on the bridge. The ice piled up 100 feet at the HEARINGS ARE SET Virginia House Finance ! Committee Will Take Tes timony Next Tuesday. By the* Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 26.—The bill sponsored by eight members of the House of Delegates restricting and re quiring license fees for the erection of advertising signs along the public highways, will be cnnsidprd at a public 1 hearing before the House Finance Committee next Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. Chairman Samuel D. Rodgprs of Petersburg announced the hearing late j after placing the matter before the full committee. The bill, advocated by the Associated Clubs for Roadside Beautification, in cluding the Garden Clubs and the Fed eration of Women's Clubs, would re quire licenses to do an outdoor ad vertising business as well as a license for each individual sign. The licenses would be issued through the chairman of the State Highway Commission and consent of an owner in writing would be required for the erection of a sign board on his property. The lengthy bill contains a number of specifications and exceptions. of the civil libertiei inquiry by the La Follette committee of the Senate. The resolutions were all referred to a special committee for action during ; the contention. j Meanwhile, it was disclosed in an auditor's report that the U. M. W. had J lent $650,000 to the C. I. O. between i June 1 and November 30, last year. i During the same period, it was shown, $475,000 was lent to the Steel Workers' Organizing Committee and another $99,000 to the Textile Workers’ Organizing Committee, both of which are key organizing units of the C. I. O. A contribution of $30,000 to Labor's Non-partisan League was reported. In addition to its direct loan to the C. I O., the mine union paid $180,000 in per capita tax to the parent group. The auditor’s report showed the mine workers’ organization functioned at a deficit during the six months’ period, with expenditures exceeding income by more than $1,000,000. Revenue in this span amounted to $1,497,426.62, as compared to disbursements of $2,526, 531.13. Largest single source of income W'as the per capita tax of the members, totaling $1,285,778.90, while the C. I. O. loan was the greatest single disburse ment. As reported yesterday, the U. M. W. had $2,534,668.03 on hand on Decem ber 1, an increase of surplus in the year ending that date. As the miners turned today to pre liminary consideration of some 1,200 resolutions prepared for submission, the Gas, By-Product Coke and Chem ical Workers, a unit of the U. M. W„ was ending its first annual convention at the Burlington Hotel. In an address to this group yester day, Representative Maverick, Demo crat, of Texas said organized labor today is confronted with three great tasks: • To strive for unity, to fight for the wages and hours bill and preserve American constitutional liberties.” After an opening address by Chair man John L. Lewis, the U. M. W. dele gates spent most of yesterday listening to a reading of the olficera’ report for the past year. Salient features of the report were recommendations that $5,000,000,000 be "appropriated for a low-cost hous ing program under supervision of the United States Housing Authority, $1, 000.000,000 for unemployment relief during the rest of the present fiscal year and $2,000,000,000 for relief pur poses in the next fiscal year. fc. bridge, which officials reported had de veloped a perceptible sway down stream. "Shoved Off Foundations.” Roy Grogan, a photographer who made his way to the base of one of the abutments, said that the bridge appeared to have been shoved “as much as 7 inches" off its foundations. Meanwhile the tremendous mass of ice. blown off Lake Erie and over the falls by a strong southwest wind, was meeting a counter force below the threatened bridge. Wind blowing up the narrow gorge from Lake Ontario was exerting pres sure in the opposite direction, so that the ice mass was caught between two forces. United States customs and immi gration officers leaving the bridge after it had been closed to traffic reported that it was making a "rumbling and crumbling sound.” Photo Chief Dies J. A. NESENSOHN. Head of Acme News Pictures Bureau Here Widely Known for His Work. J. A. Nesensohn, 38, chief of the Acme Newspictures Bureau here, died in Emergency Hospital today after an illness of several months. Taken to the hospital a week ago yesterday. Mr. Nesensohn underwent an operation for a stomach ailment. He lived with his mother, wife and two children in Langley, Va. Widely known for his photographic work in covering important news events, Mr. Nesensohn was elected president of the White House Photog raphers Association only a few days ago. He had been chief of the Acme bureau here for six years. A native of Sheepshead Bay, Long Island, he entered the photographic field with the Wide World News Pho tos In New York 18 years ago. After being transferred to Chicago in charge of the Wide World Bureau there in 1922, he became connected w’ith Acme in 1924 as chief of Its Chicago office. Among important events he covered were gangland activities in Chicago and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre. He was later transferred to the Acme Bureau in Cleveland and then to Washington in 1932. His father, the late T. Nesensohn, was a photographer with the Interna tional News Service in New York. A brother. Carl, is a photographer with the New York Times. Besides his brother and mother, he is survived by his widow, Marie, and two children, Alice, 15, and John, 13. Bananas Shipped to IT. S. Honduras shipped an average of nearly 850,000 bunches of bananas a month to the United States last year. Are You Troubled With Arthritis? Neuritis? Rheumatism? Don't neglect what may seem to be a trivial aehe or pain and allow a serious ailment to develop. Make the palatable Mountain Val ley Mineral Water your "ounce of preven tion" against stiffened Joints, stabbing nerves or aching muscles. Phone Met. 1063 for booklet. Order a ease today. Mountain Valley Water America’$ Forematt Health Water From HOT SPRINGS, ARK. 1405 K St. N.W. MEt. 1002. JAPANESELEASES Will Inform Roosevelt of Hemp Land Holdings in Philippines. By JAMES T. WILLIAMS, Sr. When the American high commis sioner to the Philippine Islands, Paul V. McNutt, arrives in Washington from Manila early next month he will give President Roosevelt an eye witness report on Japanese coloniza tion in the islands. In Davao 150,000 acres of the best hemp land in the Archipelago are said to be now oc cupied by some 15,000 Japanese col onists. How many of these holdings com ply with the Philippine laws governing the land holdings of aliens will not be known until Mr. McNutts report is filed. It is believed, however, that Ills investigation and report on this mat ter have been prompted by President Quezon of the Philippine Common wealth, who realizes the possible menace to the future independence of the islands this alien colonization constitutes. Recommendations to Be Made. How the Japanese got hold of all this land in spite of the strict re strictions on alien land holdings may add another unsavory chapter to the history of Japanese aggression in the Par East. Just how many are the dummy companies of which the nomi nal offlcals are Filipinos, but the actual control of which rests with the Japanese, Commissioner McNutt is expected to tell when he makes his report to the President. He will also have recommendations to make as how best to restore these hemp lands to the control of Filipinos, that their future development may be emancipated from Japanese domina tion. When, as and if the Philippine Is lands are ultimately completely di vorced from any political relationship with the United States their in habitants would doubtless prefer to have the best hemp lands in the is lands restored to Philippine owner ship even if the government has to take them over and renumerate the present Japanese owners. Opportunity to Help. Meantime, President Roosevelt's ap peal to the American people to give $1,000,000 through the American Red Cross for the relief of Chinese vic tims of Japan's undeclared warfare will offer an opportunity to all Amer icans to help suffering humanity on the mainland of Asia. It is hoped that those who have already started a boycott of Japanese goods as well as those who sympathize with such a movement will give swiftly and gener ously. It is expected that most of the countries which were signatory to the Briand-Kellogg pact, Japan ex cepted, will follow the example of the United States and the British Commonwealth of Nations in going to the relief of the Chinese people in their hour of need. Although this appeal for aid to China is said to be without precedent, it is contended here that Japan has no ground for objection, because she let it be publicly known some time ago that, she would look after her own war victims in China and wished no out side assistance. (Copyright, by Chicago Daily News.) STORY OF STRUGGLE ON BRIDGE DOUBTED Woman Reports She Saw Colored Man Hurl White One Over Rail of Span. In the absence of a body, police to day were inclined to discredit the story 1 of a woman who reported last evening she had seen a colored man hurl a white man over the railing of a bridge on Pennsylvania avenue, near Twenty seventh street N.W., into Rock Creek. About 6 p.m., the woman said, she witnessed a struggle between the twn men and saw one of them thrown off the bridge just as the bus on which she was a passenger passed. She tele phoned park police, who did not ob tain her name or address. The park police reported to the metropolitan police, who sent two squad cars to the scene. A search of the bridge and the ravine below failed to reveal any signs of violence. Har bor police dragged the comparatively shallow stream for several hours with out finding a trace of the “body.” A lookout was dispatched asking physicians and hospitals to watch for a man who might have been hurt in a "fall from a bridge.” Efforts to locate the woman were fruitless. Czechoslovakia will pay $2,345,000 for 57 new locomotives. Suffocated PILLOW SMOTHERS BART PLACED ON SOFA. FREDERICK A. SNELL. This 2-month-old boy, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale F. Snell, accidentally smothered today in the living room of his home at 5912 Ninth street N.W. Shortly thereafter Cor oner A. Magruder MacDonald issued a certificate of acci dental death. The mother, Mrs. Jeanette Snell, 24, placed the baby on a sofa while she prepared breakfast for her husband, a Farm Security Administration engineer. Re turning a few minutes later she found the infant dead, his face buried in a pillow. The Fire Rescue Squad made a futile attempt to revive the baby. C. I. O.EXPULSION CRISIS DELAYED A. F. L. Executive Council to Decide on Policy “Later.” B» th* Assoclsied Press. MIAMI. Fla., Jan. 26.—Jurisdic tional disputes and other affairs occupied the American Federation of Labor's Executive Council today while the question of future relations with the Committee for Industrial Organ ization was left for definition later in its two-week session. President William Green said the question of outright expulsion for John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers and other C. I. O. unions whose charters are suspended, had not yet been considered. An Indication as to whether A. F. of L. officials considered prospects bright for an early truce had been j expected in connection with the Penn- I sylvania Federation of Labor's appeal 1 from an order that it purge itself of I C. I. O. affiliates. The council deferred action on the ! matter, however, after hearing a plea j from the Pennsylvanians that nothing further be done until after the State convention May 10. WRIGHT’S DEFENSE TO BEGIN ITS CASE I Prosecution Rests in Trial for Killing of Wife of Airport Presi dent in Los Angeles. Bt the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES. Jan. 26 —The de fense squared oft today to challenge j the prosecution theory that Paul A.; Wright, recently an airport president, j murdered his 29-year-old wife and his ; friend, John Kimmel, “in cold blood." Defense Counsel Jerry Giesler pre pared an opening statement to the mixed jury contending Wright shot his wife, Evelyn, and Kimmel in the heat of an emotional storm after find ing them in an unusually compro mising situation at his home. Giesler said his first witnesses prob ably would include former housemaids employed by the Wrights. The State rested late yesterday, and a recess was taken until this aft ernoon. Shortly before the prosecution rest ed, Wright's statement to Glendale police was read without opposition from the defense. In it the 38-year old Wright said he shot his wife and Kimmel, 32, upon finding them in an embrace on a grand piano bench in the Wright living room. He said he had suspected Mrs. Wright of un- ; faithfulness with other men, but! not Kimmel, who was operations j manager at the Union Air Terminal, where - Wright was president. Best Grade Penna. Hard Anthracite COAL $ \ \ 90 Per Ton f For Detail$ call ^ J. Edw. Chapman COAL—FUEL OIL 37 N St. N.W. 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Meanwhile, it was announced that all but a few box seats have been *>ld for the President's BSrthday Horse Show at Fort Myer February 1 and 2, in which Mrs. Roosevelt is scheduled to ride. Tickets are now on sale for the special midnight shows to be pre sented at the local theaters. Mrs. Roosevelt and the screen stars are scheduled to appear at each theater putting on the special show. J. F. T. O'Connor, chairman of the gold plate breakfast at the Carleton Hotel Sunday at 1:30 am., declared today that enough reservations have already been taken to the breakfast to insure its success. At the same time, word was re ceived from New York that Commis sioner George E. Allen has been elected a vice president of the Na tional Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and that Robert Fleming, president of the Riggs Bank, was chosen a member of the organiza tion’s Finance Committee. Basil O Connor, New York attorney, was made president. Both Mr. O'Connor and Mr. Flem lng are on the Board of Trustees. 1 FAMILIES FAIL TOGETAID WEEKLY Council Committee Dis cusses More Appropria tions From Congress. Informed that approximately 200 needy families are being turned away every week by the Public Assistance Division of the Public Welfare Board, the Family Committee of the Council of Social Agencies yesterday discussed ways and means of persuading Con gress to appropriate more funds for relief of Washington's needy. Meeting at the Y.-W. C. A.. 60 vol unteer and professional social workers united in stressing “the meagerness of the relief appropriation as it now exists and the necessity of obtaining an increase if real suffering among the poor is to be avoided this winter.” The Rev. Lawrence J. Shehan, di rector of the Catholic Charities, said that from 40 to 50 Catholic families are applying to that agency every day. and an almost equal number of appli cations from Protestant families were reported by William H. Savin, director of the Family Service Association. The privately-supported family wel fare agencies asked the Community Chest for an addition of $140,000 for DONTIAC ■ Sixes fir Eights IMMEDIATE DFX1VEBY WE NEED USED CARS Flood Motor Co. 4221 Conn. Ave, Ctev. 8400 •ellef this year, but when the Chert failed to ralae Its quota It was forced so refuse the request. Mr. Savin cited a close tie-up be tween the Increase of crime In Wash ington and the growing acuteness of the relief problem. “Theft is the only alternative fof many families,” he said. Father Shehan pointed out Wash ington la second highest in the coun try in its percentage of unemployed, and that It is the only major city that gives no assistance to Its unemployed * "employables.” Outstanding Stage Names. Washington has given the theatri cal entertainment world some of lta outstanding “names”—Wilton Lacks ye, Billie Burke, Nat Wills. Ina Claire. Ruth Chatterton, Helen Have*. A1 Jolson, Kate Smith and Duke Filing ton. 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