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Bombers’ Argentine Visit Believed Offsetting Propaganda. 1; the Associated Press. BUENOS AIRES. Feb. 10.—Argen tine circles today professed to see an efTort to offset Italian aviation prop aganda in South America as the reason for a visit by United States Army planes here this month. Announcement was made in Wash ington yesterday that a number of Army bombers would participate in the Inauguration of President-elect Roberto Ortiz February 20 and visit other South American capitals, thus demonstrating ties of the two Amer icas. Italy's aviation propaganda has been particularly intensive in the past year. The South American press has given wide attention to the recent South Atlantic flight of Bruno Mus- I solini and his Italian companions to Brazil. Many North American business men ,.on the southern continent, as well as United 8tates diplomats, have thought a friendly visit of United ; States Army or Navy planes would be highly beneficial to close relations : between the two Americas. Italian propaganda efforts thus far have had only moderate success in aiding Italian trade and pushing sales ;©f airplanes. The United States con ;tinues to be the principal source of ! supply for South American armies and navies. Weddell Representative. By the Associated Press. The State Department announced yesterday a good will flight of Army planes to Buenos Aires for the inauguration of the President-elect of Argentine, Roberto M. Ortiz, on February 20. At the same time President Roose velt designated American Ambassa dor Alexander W. Weddell to be his special representative at the inaugu ration. The State Department said the flight would be made “with a view to emphasizing still further the com munity of interests between our two republics." The announcement that the Army planes would stop for “brief visits of courtesy” at Lima, Peru, and Santiago, Chile, was interpreted by some observers as an attempt to offset the "stunt” propaganda of Fascist nations in South America. The number of planes to take part In the flight has not been decided, but it was reported that between three and six would go. Army air officials were said to be ■tudying the possibility of visting other South and Central American countries during the trip. FUNERAL IS TODAY FOR BOY, 14, SHOT Inquest Finds William Davies Was Wounded Accidentally ■ When Pistol Fired. William L. Davies. 14-year-old Washington honor student at the Charlotte Hall Military School, who was fatally shot Tuesday, will be buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery today after funeral services at 3:15 p.m. at the Lee funeral parlors. Fourth street and Massachusetts avenue N.E. Young Davies was struck by a bullet fired accidentally from a pistol in the hands of a classmate, Warren D. Sharpe, 15, also of Washington. He died in Emergency Hospital Tuesday night. An inquest was held yesterday at the Maryland school and a verdict of accidental death was returned. William was the son of Mrs. Vir ginia L. Davie6, 1915 I street, and Frank W. Davies, 1 Riggs court N.W., manager of the University Club. He was an honor student In his third year at the military school. MRS. ANDERSON’S RITES Funeral In Pittsburgh for Woman Besident Here Six Years. Funeral services will be held in Pittsburgh tomorrow for Mrs.. Adella Anderson, mother of J. Arnold Ander son, advertising manager of the Sani tary Grocery Co., who died Tuesday at her home, 7611 Georgia avenue N.W. Burial also will be in the Pennsylvania city. Mrs. Anderson had lived in Wash ington for the last six years- She was the mother of the late James E. Anderson, former secretary and assist ant treasurer of the Sanitary Grocery Co. Debate Far East .Conflict Dr. Tuanshen Chien of China (left) and Toshiro Shi manouchi of Japan shown with Erma Silman. secretary of the Freshman Club at George Washington University. _ —Star Staff Photo. LOMNFUCT Opposes Japanese Speaker in Presenting Crisis to G. W. U. Club. The scene of the war in China shifted to the forum last night as representatives of the two warring nations each pleaded his country's case before George Washington Uni versity freshmen and guests in Cor coran Hall. Dr. Tuanshen Chien of National Central University at Nanking, China, attributed Japanese aggression to op position to development of a unified independent China and predicted the war will be of long duration unless other powers actively intervene, which, he added, is unlikely. It is "wistful thinking" to hope for any aid through discontent stirred up in Japan by Japanese liberals, he went on, because "the liberals in Japan lack political courage." Fears Results of War. The Chinese speaker warned that if China is forced to fight the war out alone and is victorious, she is likely to emerge a “cynical and un social nation, disposed to value mili tary power.” Taking the platform in defense of Nippon, Dr. Toshiro Shimanouchi of the Foreign Affairs Association of Japan depicted Japan as long suf fering and reluctantly pushed into hostilities by a deliberate and re lentless anti-Japanese campaign. This campaign, he said, did not originate with the people of China, but with the Nanking government as a political move to rally support in China and was further encouraged by the Communists. Citing great population pressure, he depicted his country as “harassed on the one side by China in a state of internal disorder and on the other by a militant Soviet Republic,” and ex pressed the hope that the influence of communism and anti-Japanism will be brought under control. Written Questions Offered. Following the speeches, written ques tions were submitted to the speakers by the audience. In response to a question whether Japan is seeking political unity with China, Dr. Shimanouchi replied with negative, and added that “it takes a Chinese to rule his own country.” “Has Japan any, desire to conquer the Philippines?” he was asked. “Ridiculous,” he responded. Asked how American youth sym pathetic to the Chinese cause can take steps against Japan. Dr. Chien expressed appreciation for the sym pathy, but said he was not in a position to advise the youth of this country. The speakers were introduced by Erma Silman. secretary of the Fresh man Club. The forum was arranged by Eugene Lemer. PHILATELIC UNIT VOTES The Washington Philatelic Society, meeting at the Carlton Hotel last night, voted to affiliate with the American Philatelic Society as an in dependent and self-governing chapter. A resolution providing for the asso ciation of the local with the national organisation was offered by Albert P. Kunze, past president. Only four members were recorded as opposed. Relief (Continued From First Page.) continue to provide relief and work relief as authorized in the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1937, and subject to all the provisions thereof, $250,000,000, which amount shall be added to, and proportionately in crease the specified amounts of the limitations prescribed under the ap propriation made in such act (50 Stat. 352). According to the best estimate available at this time, it appears that, during the past three months, ap proximately three million persons have lost their jobs with private em ployers. Increase in Unemployment. This increase in unemployment could not, of course, have been fore seen at the time the last relief ap propriation was under consideration. Hundreds of thousands of needy un employed persons have recently ap plied for relief work, which could not be provided for them with the funds on hand. It has become increasing ly clear that these needs cannot be met unless employment by the Works Progress Administration is in creased immediately. The funds available on January 1, 1938, would permit employment of an average of only 1,700,000 persons for the six months ending June 30, 1938. The number of persons on the Works Progress Administration rolls today 'is 1.950.000. Funds available at this time will not only not take care of the additional burden caused by the recent increase in unemployment, but will require a sharp reduction in the near future of the number on the Works Progress Administration rolls. This estimate of $250,000,000 will permit the continued employment for the next five months of the number now on such rolls and will provide a reason able measure of relief for those who have recently become unemployed and are in need. Fights on Methods Hinted. The request for the *250.000.000 may stiffen opposition to present methods of aiding the unemployed, some congressional leaders said today. Although they expressed little doubt Congress would grant the additional money, they said the request would be recalled during later debates on relief. The crux of the argument is the Woodrum amendment, which requires the Works Progress Administration to spread its present *1.500,000,000 throughout the present fiscal year, ending June 30. Comment of Republican. Representative Taber of New York, ranking Republican on the House Ap priations Committee, said a request for more money now would Indicate “that the law to spread the relief money over the year hasn’t been ob served.” Representative Cochran, Democrat, of Missouri has proposed repeal of this limitation on the ground that the unemployment situation has changed since it was voted last spring. If the special relief fund is voted. Senator Austin, Republican, of Ver mont, said, "the administration should, at least, encourage an expression of policy indicating that relief will be administered by local agencies in the future.” Senator Brynes, Democrat, of South Carolina, said the findings of his spe cial unemployment committee might provide ammunition for a debate on relief methods. Battersea, London, has sold 389 tons of old street car lines for con version into armaments. IN RESPECT TO THE MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED LEADER AND FRIEND HARVEY S. FIRESTONE OUR STORES WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY FRIDAY. FEBRUARY Uth Tire stone AUTO SUPPLY AND SERVICE STORES 13th&KSts. N.W. 3rd & B Sts. S.W* JAPANESE CONFER ON REPLY TO U. S. Willingness Expressed in Tokio to Talk Limits on Fleet Sizes. BACKGROUND— , London Naval Conference of 1939 foundered on Japanese insistence upon quantitative limitation of warships with parity between Great Britain, Japan and the United States. This would have permitted unrestricted building of any size ships within the global quota. America, Britain and France have requested information from Japan as to intentions to build battle ships of more than 35,000 tons. B. tilt Associated Press. TOKIO, Feb. 10 —Premier Prince Fumlmaro Konoye and Navy Minister Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai conferred tonight on Japan's reply to requests of the United States, Britain and France for information on Japan's battleship plans, which Tokio newspapers said would be refused. The official spokesman of the navy, however, declared that “if in future a naval conference is called to discuss quantitative limitation as of first im portance, it is likely Japan will Join." He expressed belief Japan would participate in a formal effort to pre vent a world naval building race. He pointed out the queries of the three powers dealt with qualitative limitations—sise and armaments of individual ships—to which Japan had declined to subscribe, but expressed readiness to consider anew quantita tive restrictions—on the total tonnage of navies. Japan at the 1936 London Naval Conference refused to adhere to quali tative agreement* after the other pow ers rejected her demands for a "com mon upper limit’’—equality of total tonnages. "If the powers would approach Japan with the idea of quantitative limitation uppermost, it would make a favorable impression,’* the spokes man said in a discussion of means to end the threat of a world naval build ing race. Giving his personal view of Japan’s disagreement in principle with the re quest by the United States, Great Britain and Prance for Japanese naval building information, the naval in formant said: "It would in effect bind our country with qualitative limitation, and if we refuse, then the powers concerned are going to make it a pretext for expan sion on imaginary grounds that we also are expanding.’’ The 1936 London naval treaty limits warships to 35,000 tons and cruisers to 8,000 tons. The three inquiring powers seek to learn whether Japan is con structing or intends to construct men of-war above these limits. (Japan is not an adherent to the treaty, from which signatories are freed if its re strictions are exceeded by any power.) Authoritative sources have said the Japanese government would refuse the information on her naval building, in notes which may be handed to the ambassadors of the inquiring nations tomorrow. CHEVY CHASE P.-T. A. AIDS PARK PROJECTS Proposed Recreation Areas' De velopment Sought in Res olutions. Steps to seek the development of two proposed recreation areas for the Chevy Chase area were indorsed Tues day night by the Parent-Teacher As sociation of the Chevy Chase Ele mentary School. The areas are located in the Rock Creek parkway near Rollingwood and off the Bradley boulevard near Wis consin avepue, and already have been designated for park sites. The association also voted to em ploy a recreational director and as sistant to Supervise play activities for smaller children at the school bothj during and after school hours. Funds for this purpose are to be contributed by parents. —-• Illustrated Talk on Austria. W. Robert Moore, a staff represent ative of the National Geographic Society, will give an illustrated lec ture on modern Austria before mem bers of the society at 8:15 pm. to morrow at Constitution Hall. “Here’s Where I Started It” i John Wade (center, icith cap) sullenly shows New York officials today how he started a fire in Brooklyn that cost three lives. Wade, police said, admitted starting 50 or more fires, hav ing become a firebug after his mother, brother and sister died by fire. Ruins of a baby carriage, in which he started the blaze fatal to three, are in foreground.—Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto. Burlew (Continued From First Page.) months if I wanted to go into all of it. ‘‘I have no desire to annoy this com mittee. I do think there has been too much of an effort to crowd this thing.” Denies Committee Is Annoyed. Chairman Adams, denying that the committee was annoyed, chided Sen ator Pittman for having "announced your conclusion in this case on the floor of the Senate before the com mittee has reached a conclusion." Senator Pittman denied he had an nounced any conclusion on the floor, but admitted that after going into much of the evidence he had publicly announced his conclusion that Mr. Burlew was not qualified for the ap pointment. Senator Pittman was balked in an effort to reveal details of a hot oil investigation in Texas ~by refusal of Richard H. Hill, a special assistant to the Attorney General, to testify con cerning reports which he said were confidential and not in his possession. The witness said he was competent to testify only that he was present as prosectuor when T. E. Guillory, oil well owner, pleaded guilty in October, 1936, to a Federal charge of trans porting contraband oil. Sees Employes "Whitewashed.” Senator Pittman then announced he would ask Attorney General Cum mings to reveal the reports, and if the Attorney General refused he would take "necessary steps" to have the re ports supplied to the committee. The Senator explained he had reason to believe the reports would throw light on the cases of two former Interior Department investigators, who, he al leged, were associated with Guillory In hot oil dealing, but who were never prosecuted. He had contended Sec retary Ickes and Mr. Burlew "white washed" the employes. Senator Pittman asked the com mittee to subpoena Thomas G. Kelli her, former Interior investigator, who was sent to Texas to "investigate the investigators." Senator Pittman said he believed that certain reports made by Kelliher were not put in the offi cial record of the case submitted to the committee by the Interior De partment. The committee adjourned until to morrow at 10:30 a m., when it hopes to have before It the Department of Justice data demanded by Senator Pittman. SAFETY DISCUSSED M. 0. Eldridge Addresses Standard Oil Drivers. M. O. Eldridge. assistant director of motor vehicles and traffic for the Dis trict. discussed a program of traffic safety before a meeting of the Stand ard Oil Co. of New Jersey Motor Ve hicle Operators yesterday at the Dodge Hotel. The drivers were complimented by V. W. Nunez, local sales manager for the company, for their driving record for 1937. He pointed out a 38 per cent reduction under the 1936 acci dent total. | EDUCATIONAL, 1 BnPEIMIJ Class Limited rrccrawn to 8 Students Stertinr Tan., Feb. 15. end Wed.. Feb. 10 THE BERLITZ SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES 1115 Conn. Avew_Netl. 0270 Gregg Shorthand New Class Forming Feb. 14, 7:45 P.M. Temple School 1420 K St. NAt. 3258 CPAhllCU clos* Limited *■ MnIJH to 8 Students Starting Tuev. Feb. 15. and Wed.. Feb. 10 THI. BERLITZ SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES 1115 Conn. Aye._Natl. 07:0 Accountancy Pac# Court**: B. C. S. and M. C. Y Degree*. C. P A. Preparation. Dav and Even ing Diviiiom; Coeducational Haw claaaes now forming _- Aak fox 31st Yaax Book. BENIAMIN FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY 1100 16th Street, N W.ot L MEt. 2618 STENOTYPY Now Clan Forming Fob. 16, 7 P.M. Temple School 1420 K St._Not. 3258 AMERICAN IN SPAIN OBJECT OF INQUIRY State Department Aiki Informs mation on Cliff Haley, Who Has Been Fighting With Loyalists. The State Department has asked the American Consul In Barcelona for information on the welfare of Cliff Haley of Tacoma, Wash., who has been a volunteer machine gunner in the Spanish Loyalist forces. Senator Bone, Democrat, of Wash ington, who made the request, said the youth's father reported his son had been arrested by Barcelona police after he tried to get on a tanker bound for Port Arthur, Tex. The crew sent word of the arrest to Mr. Haley’s father. Senator Bone ex plained, adding that the father feared his son might be shot. At Senator Bone’s request, Spanish Ambassador de las Rios also has cabled for infor mation. State Department officials pointed out that Americans fighting in Spain had been notlfltd they were doing so at their own risk. They said there had been several cases such as Mr. Haley's, but no one is known to have been shot. South Africa has banned the ship ping of sugar to other countries. tmmmmk Household ^Effects of Every Description at Public Auction IU6ISTIRED at SLOAN’S 715 13th St. SATURDAY February 12th, 1938 at 10 A.M. TERMS: CASH. C. G. Sloan A Co., Inf., Aaeto, Established J8H1 PIANOS FOR RENT WORCH’S 1 I HO 6 Etf. 1879 1 ’catch cold^ EASILY ? VICKS Va-tro-nol helps prevent \many colds j 'colds hang on* AND ON ? VICKS VapoR u»^* helps end a cold quicker detail* oj the Plan in each Vicks STURDIFOLD VENETIAN BLINDS • They’re Custom Made. • With new enclosed head. • Wood head with facia board. • Slat sizes 1 3-4" to 2 3-8". • Large variety slat and tape colors. Let us tell you of the many ad vantages of ‘Sturdifold’ Venetian Blinds and furnish you estimates for your windows. WASHINGTON SHADE & A WNING CO. 2021 17th St. N.W. Phone NO. 6600 _"Quality Product! You Can Afford." - NORFOLK OLD POINT TIDEWATER VIROINIA Drive your car aboard one of the modern steel steamers tonight. Tomorrow mom Iing awake refreshed by a comfortable sm*<*i night’s rest and be 200 miles further on TriiS“- y°ur w»y- Excellent meals. Staterooms •K «• low as $1.00 DO Nirtelk . . #. __ AUTOS $1.00 ■ciiii'iia. ™ steamers have modern automatic fire extinguishing sprinklers from stem to stern. CHr Ticket Offlee—litl a 81. N W. the fresh CANDIES always appreciated 1331 F Street N.W. 1008 F Street N.W. We much prefer that you have these "odd" items, than that we carry them over. Hence these "take away" quotations. All from regular stock. • 12 Suits, worsted, flannel and cheviot Were $35 and $40_$1475 Sires—Regular, 1/35, 1/36; short, 1/35, 2/38, 3/39, 3/40; short stout, 1/38. • 41 Suits, all fine worsted. Were $35 and $40_$23 75 • 31 Topcoats, couvert, tweed and hair fleece. Were $35 and $45-518-75 • 37 O'coats, rag Ian and town models. Were $35 and $40_$20-75 • 6 Reversible Tweed -and Gabardine Topcoats. Were $25_$14-75 • 18 Sports Slacks, flannel and cheviot. Were $7.95_$3-95 • 41 Evening and Street Vests. Were $7.50 to $10_$2-19 • Lot Fancy Mode Shirts. Were $2 ond $2 50_-_$] .29 • $1 Silk Cravats_39c • $1.50 and $2 Cravats_69c • Pajomas. Were $1.75 ond $2_$1 29 • Shorts and Athletic Undershirts. Were 50c_33c • Madras Athletic Union Suits Were $1.50_'79c • Mufflers. Were $1.50 and $2_-_———89c • Hosiery. Was 55c and 75c_______....—..33c • Wool Hosiery. Was $1___ • Finchley Soft Hats. Were $5 to $10_$3-29 Two Special Lots of Shoes 95 pairs Black and Tan Imported Scotch Grain Oxfords, tc <5 Were $8.50 and $10....-.— " 125 pairs Black and Ton Calfskin and Scotch Grain Ox- gr fords. Were $5 50 and $7.50_ *■'