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Two Enter Republican Field
as Pinchot Campaign
Gains Support.
•7 the Associated Press.
PITTSBURGH, March 21.—Penn
sylvania's Republican primary picked
up momentum today with the an
nouncement of Frank J. Harris as a
potential candidate for Lieutenant
Governor and the entry into the cam
paign of the party’s first candidate
for nomination as secretary of internal
Mr. Harris. Allegheny County chair
man, mentioned for weeks as a pos
sible candidate, announced here last
night he would seek the nomination
"if I feel my candidacy will be of
benefit to the Republican party.”
Other developments were:
William S. Livengood, 37-year-old
World War veteran and Somerset
County register of wills, announced he
would seek the Republican nomination
for secretary of internal affairs. He is
a graduate of Juniata College and for
mer public school teacher. "In the
present emergency” the State needs
"men in public office who are firm
believers in constitutional govern
ment,” he said.
Pinrhot Gets Support.
Duncan O. McCallum, assistant to
State Chairman G. Edward Green, an
nounced he would support Gifford
Pinchot for Governor because “he is
the one man who can win.” Mr. Mc
Callum was secretary to the Governor
during Mr. Pinchot's second term, then
joined the State Committee staff.
M. Harvey Taylor, Dauphin County
leader, has announced he will support
Mr. Pinchot, but Mr. Green has with
held an announcement in favor of
either the former Governor or his op
ponent, Superior Court Judge Arthur
H. James.
Mr. James will formally open his
campaign Wednesday night with a
mass meeting at his home in Ply
Neither Mr. Harris nor Mr. Liven
good announced whether they would
be aligned with either candidate for
the gubernatorial nomination.
Anxious for Party.
Mr. Harris, who has called several
harmony conferences of Republican
leaders, said:
"My petitions will be ready to file
the latter part of this week. I feel
‘.hat if my candidacy will be of benefit
to the Republican party, I will run.
If some stronger candidate appears in
the primary, if. his nomination will be
more important to the party’s welfare,
I will not stand in his way.
“More important than the ambi
tions of any man is the success of the
republican party in November.”
Mr. Harris is 57. He served as Alle
gheny County treasurer and county
commissioner and also eight years fa
the State Senate. He is married,
the father of four daughters and one
son and is a bank director and execu
tive of several amusement companies.
Already in the field for nomination
as lieutenant Governor on the Re
publican ticket are Robert S. Cain
of Pittsburgh and William B. Brown of
Services for Builder Conducted
From St. Alban’s Church by
the Rev. Dr. Warner.
Funeral servioes for Harry Ward
man, for many years an outstanding
realtor and builder, who died Friday
night at his home, 2433 Massachusetts
avenue NW„ are being held this aft
ernoon in St. Alban’s Episcopal
Church, with the Rev. Charles T.
Warner, rector, officiating. Burial will
be in Rock Creek Cemetery. Brief
.services were scheduled to be held at
the home preceding the church
Active pallbearers are L. Gardiner
Moore, J. Floyd Cissell, Martin Dry
-n, Robert G. Van Vranken and
Robert N. Taylor.
Honorary pallbearers are Harry Al
len, William Beale, Louis Breuninger,
Arthur G. Bishop, former Repre
sentative Fred A. Britten of Illinois,
Senator Arthur Capper of Kansas,
Wallace W. Chiswell, A. Taylor
Chewning, Robert Cummings, Senator
James J. Davis of Pennsylvania, R.
Golden Donaldson, Gilbert Dent,
Robert V. Fleming, Justice Peyton
Gordon, Joseph H. Himes, William
Hoover, Senator William H. King of
Utah, Marshall Leighton, Frank
Mitchell, James A. Messer, Fred Mc
Kee, F. D. McKenny, Harry Norment,
Ord Preston, H. L. Rust, sr.; Charles
W. Simpson, sr.; Joseph P. Tumulty,
John L. Weaver. Frank J. White, Wil
liam R. Winslow and Henry F. Wood
Names of 11 Marylanders and
Virginians Given Senate.
Names of 11 Maryland and Virginia
residents were included among a large
list of nominations for postmasters
sent to the Senate by President
Roosevelt today for confirmation.
They are:
Maryland—Brentwood, Bushrod P.
Nash; Westminster, Charles W. Klee;
Kitemiller. Frank Vodopivec, Jr.;
Mount Airy. Ralph Selliman, and
Westemport, Charles L. Connell.
Virginia—Fort Belvoir, David J.
Garber; Bedford, Harry B. Jordan;
Fortress Monroe, Alfred C. Darden;
Glenallen, E. L. Allen; Greenway,
Lucy M. Wing, and Natural Bridge,
John W. Burger.
Census Asked
Of Big Heads
By Smithsonian
87 tbs Associated Press.
The 8mlthsonlan Institution wants
to take a census of the Nation’s big
Believing that the “thinking muscles"
of the brain develop like muscles of
the arms and legs, Df. Ales Hrdlicka,
Smithsonian anthropologist, sent out
a call today for reports from any man
or woman who has noticed a recent
Increase in head size.
Following a recent 'appeal through
a scientific journal. Dr. Hrdlicka re
ceived reports from 20 scientists that
their heads had grown. There is evi
dence, he said, that the heads ol
persons doing intense mental exercise
increase more rapidly thrin others.
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Memorial Raft Crashes, Killing One; Several Missing
This carefully constructed old-time raft, intended to recall Pennsylvania’s past lumbering glory, crashed into a railroad
bridge pier 14 miles below Williamsport on the Susquehanna River yesterday One of the passengers was killed and several were
missing. The "last raft,” which teas making the 200-mile journey from Clearfield to Harrisburg, is shown as it went over a 5-foot
falls at Lock Haven—believed then to be greatest obstacle of the journey. —Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto,
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Officers of All Branches to
Confer On Steps in
Possible Emergency.
Problems of mobilising 2,000.000 men
in four months in case of military
emergency will be considered by a
group of 50 officers, representing all
components of the Nation’s armed
forces, which will meet here March 28
April 9.
Meeting under the direction of the
Joint Army and Navy Selective Serv
ice Committee, the group will be com
posed of representatives of the War
and Navy Departments and officers of
the National Guard and reserves of
the Army, Navy and Marine Corps.
The officers, coming in general from
the Eastern Seaboard section of the
country, will represent the District of
Columbia, 14 States and Puerto Rico.
All are specialists in personnel pro
curement planning.
The conference, the third of a series
of four held in different regions of £he
United States, will be for the purpose
of training the individual officers in
the latest methods of personnel pro
curement and for the study of factors
which may influence the use of man
power in an emergency. The meeting
is expected to result in recommenda
tions of modifications in present plans
necessary to keep them up to date, the
War Department explained.
Part of Enlistment Program.
The session will be part of an en
listment program in preparation since
the World War and has no direct con
nection with current international ten
sion, officials said.
In the event of war, the Army and
National Guard expect to have ap
proximately 375,000 men ready, the
Navy a third as many. The Army
.estimates it would require 1,250.000
recruits in four months, and the Navy
* 800,000 in a like period.
The first 300,000, under existing
plans, would be sought as volunteers
in the first month, before selective
draft machinery like that of 1917-18
was put into operation.
Already prepared for quick submis
sion to Congress is a draft of a selec
tive service law, officials have dis
closed. Regulations have been drafted,
and preparations made to print forms
in a few days. Military officers in all
States have detailed local plans to
co-operate on file here.
Local Officers in Group.
Recruiting 300,000 volunteers with
out delay is the task to which much
official attention has been given re
cently. In April. 1917, only 86.000
volunteers were enrolled, but the Army
hopes efforts of local patriotic organi
zations and other agencies would re
sult in attainment of the larger ob
Local officers included in the group,
which will meet at the Army Medical
Center, are Lt. Comdr. Leslie C. Mc
Nemar, U. S. N. R„ office of the
judge advocate general. Navy De
partment; Maj. Chauncy Parker, Ma
rine Corps Reserve; Maj. Hiram W.
Bennct, Specialist Reserve, 4450 Volta
place N.W.; Maj. Emmett R. Carroll,
Specialist Reserve, Veterans’ Admin
istration; Maj. Raymond T. Higgins,
Specialist Reserve, 4023 Ninth street
N. E.; Maj. Henry F. Rhodes, Specialist
Reserve, Home Owners’ Loan Corp.;
Capt. John L. Newbold, jr„ Specialist
Reserve. 920 E street N.W.; Capt.
Ralph L. Walker, District National
Guard; Capt. Edgar R. Baker, Spe
cialist Reserve, Budget Bureau, and
Capt. Malcolm F. Halllday, Specialist
Reserve, National Labor Relations
i ii A
Maj. Sandlin Cites Advantages In
Training for Army Dnty.
ATLANTA, March 21, OP).—The
Army figures a youth with six months’
Civilian Conservation Corps training
could be turned into a pretty good
soldier in a month in event of war
and general mobilization.
Maj. E. O. Sandlin, C. C. C. officer
on the staff of Maj. Gen. George Van
Horn Moseley of the 4th Corps Area,
voicing the view yesterday, said lt
would take men of no military experi
ence three months to attain the stand
ard a C. c. C. trained youth could
reach in one.
Maj. Sandlin said that since the be
ginning of the C. C. C. camps in
April, 1933, about 2,500,000 youths
have received training in the Nation.
The training in the C. C. C. is punctil
iously non-military.
Its advantages, however, Maj. Sand
lin said, in event enrollees should en
list in the Army would be that they
would be in the position of having
been taught to obey orders, how to
get along with other men in samp,
personal sanitation and how to handle
themselves in group activities.
O. J. Rider, 55, Was the General
Accountant for Railroad.
BALTIMORE, March 21 0P).—O.
J. Rider, 55, general accountant for
the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad for the
last 18 years, died last night at Union
Memorial Hospital here. He was em
ployed by the Washington Terminal
Co. bom 1907 to 1920. His vtdftnand
two sens survive^jiim. ■' * “

One Dead, Police Drag River
For 6 After ‘Last Raft’ Crashes
200-Mile Trip Re-enacting 6Old Days9
on Susquehanna Ends When 112-Foot
Craft Hits Bridge Pier.
By the Associated Press.
Old rafting tradition was cast into
the discard today as police and volun
teer searchers dragged the murky
waters of the Susquehanna River for |
the bodies of six men believed drowned
in the crash of the "last raft" against
a bridge pier.
One man was dead. He was W. C.
Van Scoyoc, 66, of Philadelphia, a
“joy-rider.” Missing were Thomas
Proffitt, Chester, a newsreel camera
man: Dr. C. F. Taylor, burgess of
Montgomery Borough: H. C. Conner,
chief pilot of the raft, of Burnside:
Harry Berringer of Tyronne. Malcolm
MacFarland of Jiew York and W. W.
Holly of Bradford.
Mr. Proffitt was recording the re
enactment of old rafting practices
when the 112-foot craft, made up of
51 huge white pine "sticks." hurled all
but one of its 48 passengers into the
In the “old days," which a small
group of elderly former rivermen and
descendants of lumbermen and rafts
men were trying to recreate by a 200
Conference on Economic
Co-operation Told It Is
Basis for Peace.
Recommendations that America's
foreign trade be broadened to "in
crease the economic well-being of the
masses of people and to provide a
more stable foundation for peace” will
be studied at a four-day Conference
on World Economic Co-operation,
opening Wednesday at the Washington
The recommendations are contained
in a report made by a committee of
experts to the National Peace Con
ference. The report will be consid
ered by delegates from 41 national
peace organizations.
"We recommend." the report says,
“as the cornerstone of American eco
nomic foreign policy, that our Gov
ernment make every effort to promote
a greater exchange of goods and serv
ices between its own people and people
abroad and among the nations .gen
"We recommend this, not because
we regard trade as an end in itself,
but because the results of more trade
Vould be to increase the economic
well-being of the masses of the people
to provide a more stable foundation
for peace.
“The world's international economic
troubles today, in our judgment, cen
ter in a breakdown of trade, partly
caused by the tangle of barriers and
restrictions which nations acting in
dividually have erected to the detri
ment of all. The general strategy of
citizens, organizations and govern
ments interested in the standard of
living of the people and in peace
should be to encourage, by all means
in their power, conditions that will
make possible abundant international
TOPEKA. Kans., March 21 OP).—
Clarence Barrow, director of a group
of English boy choristers, blamed "too
much excitement—fried chicken and
Indians” today for fatigue and illness
that stalled his charges’ tour of the
United States.
Two of 11 boys from the London
Choir School were put to bed here
yesterday. Four others had been left
at Chicago and Minneapolis.
Students from Haskell Indian In
stitute gave the boys a full-regalia
entertainment yesterday—their first
sight of real live Indians. Barrow said
he would keep the singers here for
several days rest.
mile voyage to Harrisburg, the death
of a member of the crew never halted
the voyage.
Levy (Bud* Conner of Glen Camp
bell. builder of the raft and brother
of the missing chief pilot, said the
trip would be resumed after repairs
were made today. But Coroner Dr.
Thomas C. Brandon declared the craft
could not leave its mooring place until
after he completed an Investigation.
The clumsy vessel had passed through
far more perilous places in its week
long journey from the headwaters of
the Susquehanna River, over 6-foot
dams and through rapids.
There seemed to be some misun
derstanding. said those aboard the
raft, as to which arch of the bridge
the steersmen should head for.
Fifteen feet away some one cried:
"We’re going to hit!’’
The raft struck the pier head on.
Then it swung broadside to, banging
sidewise against the pier. The collap
sible “shanty" amidships, built to
house the crew, fell apart. The Jolt
and loose flying logs knocked the crew
and passengers into the river.
Trio Seen Near Fire Station
Here Wanted in Butler for
Shooting: Policeman.
Three Pennsylvania gunmen,
wanted in Butler, Pa., for robbery and
shootipg a policeman, eluded police
here yesterday after being sighted in
front of No, 15 Fire Truck Co. station
at Rhode Island avenue and Brent
wood place fo.E.
Firemen W, F. DefTer, G. T.
O'Brien and S. P. Bailey recognized
the desperadoes’ automobile shortly
after hearing a police radio broadcast
describing the men and giving the
Florida license numbers of the auto
mobile in which they were reported
fleeing. The car sped away in the
direction of Baltimore.
Heavily-armed policemen in scout
cars quickly blocked the main high
ways leading out of the city, but failed
to catch the trio.
D. C. GETS $7,592.55
Quarterly Allotment Included in
$6,786,477.21 Total for Eight
States and District.
The Social Security Board today
announced a grant of S7.592.55 to the
District of Columbia for aid to the
blind for the quarter April 1-June 30.
There are 190 persons to be aided.
The allotment was included in a
total of $6,788,477.21 for aged, blind
and children in eight States and the
Concurrently, the board announced
that public relief costs in January
had continued the rise recorded for
the three preceding months, totaling
$207,000,000 in Federal, State and
local jurisdictions.
This was $12,500,000 over the De
cember figure, and $6,700,000 below
that for January, 1937. This decline
did not necessarily represent lessened
need, however, it was added, as some
communities may not have had funds
available to meet the demands.
Aged, blind and children got $40.
000.000; works, $98,000,000; Civilian
Conservation Corps, $20,000,000; Farm
Security Administration subsistence
grants, $2,000,000, and general relief
in cash and kind, $47,000,000.
It was estimated that about 5,600,
000 families received aid in one form
or another in this program.
Saya Girl$ Can’t Cook.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (*>).—Lewis C.
Davis, the University of Alabama’s
first candidate for graduation in home
economics, says of his femftiine class
"They Just don't know how to cook.’’
State Department Installs
Diplomatic Traffic Manaser
II tse Associated press.
The State Department has a sort of
traffic manager of diplomacy, whose
Job these days is seeing that certain
diplomats don’t get marooned in
Secretary Hull’s waiting room with
certain other diplomats.
For instance:
Japanese Ambassador Hirosl Salto
and Chinese Ambassador Dr. Chlng
tlng T. Wang may admire each other
personally, but you can see how a
two-way conversation might lag.
And Spanish Amtpssador Fernando
de Los Rios might not relish a long
drawn-out discussion of Washington
weather with representatives of*cer
tain other nations.
To prevent these diplomatic head
on collisions, the traffic manager must
watch Secretary’s'appointment:
ehart like a inroad dispatcher. |
If a certain minister is scheduled to
pull into the waiting room at 11:15
a.m., the unsung State Department at
tache must keep the track clear until
the caller leaves for his Legation.
Time was when all the diplomats
came down to the department at the
same time, and there’s quite a story
about one of the get-togethers.
Diplomatically, Charge d’Affaires
defer to Ministers and Ministers to
Ambassadors. A certain Ambassador
-refused to sit down in the waiting
room one day. This kept a lot of
lesser callers standing, and they
didn’t like it .until they found out the
trouble. t
The Ambassador—a novice horse
back rider—had come to the State
Department directly from » long can
ter through ihepark.
He 'oouldnt stt down.

District Maintains Clear
Record in .Fatalities
for 21st Day.
One man was dead and 15 persons
were Injured as a result of traffic ac
cidents in Washington and nearby
Maryland and Virginia yesterday and
early today as the first spring weather
brought thousands of motorists out
on the open road.
Washington maintained its clear
record for traffic fatalities for the 21st
Elck Tbkma*.
aay, nowever,
none having oc
cured within the
District since
February 28. Only
18 traffic deaths
have itoeen re
ported in the Dis
trict this year, as
compared with 34
at the same time
last year, accord-1
ing to rtoords of
the Police De
.Elea Thomas.
«: of 5101 Lee
highway, Arling
ton. va., who was struck by a car
while walking on the highway near
his home last night, died at 6:30 am.
today in Georgetown Hospital, where
he was taken by the Clarendon rescue
squad. He suffered a brain concussion,
possibly a fractured skull and a broken
left leg.
Child Injured.
Fred W. Holland, 19, of 2216 Illi
nois street, Arlington, listed by county
police as the driver of the car which
struck Mr. Thomas, was released on
his personal bond last night to appear
at the court house today. No charges
had been filed this morning.
Seven-year-old William L. Phillips
of 3850 Macomb street N.W. received
a broken leg when he was struck near
his home by a car operated by Miss
Hallie N. J. Hoffman. 23, of 3200
Sixteenth street N.W., yesterday aft
ernoon. Miss Hoffman told police she
ran over the curb and struck the boy
while attempting to avoid striking a
dog. She was charged with reckless
driving and operating a car without
a driver’s license. She had a learner's
permit which expired Friday, accord
ing to police.
Pvt. Adam Iler, 27, stationed at the
Marine Barracks at Eighth and I
streets S.E.. was taken to the Casualty
Hospital yesterday with a brain con
cussion and possibly a fractured skull
after he was struck near the barracks
by a car operated by Melville I. Quirk.
27, of 431 Eleventh street N.E. No
charges were filed against Mr. Quirk.
Mrs. Addie M. Scott, 68, of 134 Ken
tucky avenue S.E., was brought to
Providence Hospital last night with a
broken leg and severe cuts and bruises
on the face and body. She was in
jured when the car in which she was
riding with Warren L. Dent, 630
Rock Creek Church road N.W., figured
in a three-way accident on the T. B.
road near Waldorf. She was brought
to the hospital by Maryland State
Police with Mrs. Evelyn L. Dent, 46.
another passenger in the car, who
escaped with cuts and bruises. Mrs.
Scott's condition was undetermined.
Eight persons were injured, none
seriously, in two accidents in Fairfax
County yesterday.
Miss Dorothy Weatherlioltz, 15 and
Miss Edith Cordle, 19, both of Man
assas, Va., were brought to George
town Hospital from an accident on
the Lee highway near. Falls church.
Miss Weatherholt* suffered a frac
tured rib, and Miss Cordle a frac
tured pelvis. Irvin Wheeler, 24, of
McLean, Va.. and Hilton Wilkerson,
18, of East Falls Church, Va., who
i with them in the car, escaped
with cuts and bruises.
Fire Hart In Collision.
William A. Wright. 45, Frank Hor
ton, 19, and Miss Rosalie Howard, 17,
all of Alexandria, Va„ were injured
in a head-on collision on the Fairfax
Alexandrla road near Accotlnk Run
yesterday and taken to the Alexandria
Hospital for treatment. Mr. Wright
sustained a broken hip, Mr. Horton
severe lacerations, and Miss Howard
a hip injury. Three others in Mr.
Wright’s car were uninjured.
Horace Self, 28, of Annandale.
driver of the other car, received cuts
and bruises, and William Atkins, 23,
also of Annandale, lost four teeth
when their car turned over four times
after the collision. James House,
Alexandria, another passenger in the
Self car, escaped with cuts.
William Cradle, 28, colored, of 2807
Olive street N.w. was treated at
Georgetown Hospital for concussion
of the brain and cuts and bruises
after his car crashed into a tele
phone pole on the River road near
the Baltimore Sc Ohio Railroad tracks
in Bethesda, Md. His condition was
Jack Howtson, 12, son of Mr. arid
Mrs. Raynor Howison of 506 North
Jackson street. Arlington. Va.. suffered
a fractured right leg when his bicycle
collided with an automobile said by
police to have been operated by Martin
Costello, 902 Fillmore street, Arlington,
at Let boulevard and North Irvine
Asserts Trial Judge Tried
to Straddle Issue of
Place of Payment.
Col. Joseph I. McMullen was
convicted in April, 1936, of acced
ing 91,500 from a manganese con
cern to oppose an import duty
being imposed on its ore. He ap
pealed immediately; the case was
twice argued, the second hearing
being necessitated by changes in
personnel of the appellate court.
Col. McMullen remained at liberty
on bond while his case was in the
Court of Appeals.
The conviction in April, 1938, of
•ol. Joseph 1 McMullen, chief of the
patents section of the Judge Advo
cate General’s Office of the Army, on
a charge of accepting fees from a
firm opposing a pending tax bill, was
reversed today by the United States
Court of Appeals.
The case, which has been twice
argued before the appellate court, was
remanded to the District Court for a
new trial.
The Court of Appeals, in an opinion
written by Chief Justice D. Lawrence
Groner, based its reversal on what it
said was confusion during the trial
between two prosecution theories.
These concerned the place of pay
ment to Col. McMullen of $1,500 he
allegedly received in 1934 from the
Cuban-Amerlcan Manganese Corp. for
representing it in its effort to lacorpo
rate in the 1933 revenue bill a pro
vision exempting Cuban manganese
from import taxes.
Question Over Payment.
The alleged payment to Col. Mc
Mullen was made by a check drawn on
the Chase National Bank in New York
City. The check was delivered to him
in Washington and deposited by him
in the Liberty National Bank. As a
result of this transaction the question
arose whether the payment took place
here or in New York.
The Court of Appeals accused the
Government of attempting to straddle
this issue and said that the trial judge
failed to clarify it in his charge to the
The appellate court also held that
the trial judge erred in denying a
motion by Col. McMullen's attorneys,
William E. Leahy and William J.
Hughes, jr., for a bill of particulars
in which more details were asked as to
where the Government charged the
payment was made.
Case Was Reargued.
Col. McMullen was prosecuted under
a Federal statute which makes it a
criminal offense for an officer of the
Government to accept compensation
for sendees in relation to proposed
During the trial the Government
contended that Col. McMullen sought
to influence the course of the revenue
bill both by talks with the War De
partment and certain Senators. At
the time of the alleged offense Col.
McMullen had been in bad health for
several years. Because of his health
he had been detached and was inac
tive and had associated himself with
a firm of lawyers here. ’
He was sentenced to a jail term of
six months and to pay a fine of *1,000.
Because of drastic changes in the
personnel of the Court of Appeals, due
to deaths and retirements, after the
case was first argued. It had to be re
Prior to his conviction In the Dis
trict Court. Col. McMullen ljad been
found guilty of "breach of honor" by
an Army court-martial in that he
accepted two round-trip railroad
tickets to California from Joseph Sil
verman, jr., trader in Army surplus
goods. The court-martial followed an
investigation of lobbying conditions in
the War Department by the House
Military Affairs Committee.
Huge Group of Reserve Officers,
Citizens See Army Show.
MARCH FIELD, Calif., March 21
Wh—The center of America's West
Coast sky defense was inspected yes
terday by the largest gathering of Re
serve officers and civilian leaders in
terested in national defense ever as
sembled in the West.
Twenty-five hundred Reserve of
ficers and guests watched demonstra
tions of anti-aircraft gun drills, at
tacks by airplanes, loading various
types of bombs, dropping of bombs,
firing of field guns, trench mortars,
automatic rifles and machine guns
and bombardment plane loadings.
Congress in Brief
Br the Associated Press.
Naval—House votes on billion-dol
lar expansion program.
Government reorganisation—Senate
considers amendments.
Taxes—Senate Finance Committee
hears United States Chamber of Com
merce testimony on tax bill.
Lobby—Senate Lobby Committee de
cides whether to proceed against wit
ness who declined to furnish records.
Further debate on reorganization
Judiciary Subcommittee resumes
hearing 10:30 a.m. on Borah-O’Ma
honey licensing bill.
Post Office Committee meets at 3
p.m. on House bill relating to experi
mental airmail services.
Agriculture Committee, executive, 10
a.m. on proposed processing tax
amendment to revenue bill.
Special Unemployment Committee,
executive, at 10 a.m.
Education and Labor Subcommittee
continues hearing at 10 a.m. on amend
ments to labor relations law.
Considers conference report on in
dependent offices appropriation bill.
Patents Committee considers mis
cellaneous bills, 10 a.m.
Post Office Committee considers
postal substitutes bill, 10:30 a.m.
Judiciary Committee considers bill
for additional judgeships, 10:30 am.
Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Committee considers civil aeronautics
bill. 10 a.m.
Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Committee considers aircraft industry
bill, 10 a.m.
Subcommittee of Labor Committee
resumes consideration of wages apd
hours bill, 10:30 a.m.
Subcommittee of Appropriation
Committee continues hearings <jh
legislative supply bill, 10 a.m.
Judiciary Subcommittee of District
Cpmmitte* begins hearings on bill to
tightgo parootle drug law, 10:30 ug.
Rider Thrown
Who suffered a fractured pel
vis yesterday when thrown to
the ground as her horse stum
bled at a hurdle near the
Shoreham Hotel in Potomac
Park. Miss Williams, who is
21 and lives at 1308 Columbia
road N.W., was treated at
Garfield Hospital.
Patient Overpowers Woman
at Gallinger and Makes
Harvey H. Entz, 38, who over
powered a nurse last night to escape
frorti the psychopathic ward of Gal
linger Hospital, where he was being
held for mental observation, was re- '
ported heading for Florida today.
Police aaid a woman who described
herself as Mrs. Entz, telephoned that
she had received word from her hus
band to the effect that he was in
Virginia and en route to Florida.
She told police she planned to drop
an assault charge against Mr. Entz.
which led to his being sent to Gal
linger on March 11.
Records at Gallinger showed that
Mr. Entz. who a few years ago re
fused to allow his children to be vac
cinated so they could attend school,
had been confined there for observa
tion previously and had once escaped
from St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Acting
as his own attorney last year, he won
his release by convincing District
Court that he was of sound mind,
hospital officials said.
Mr. Entz had told hospital attaches
during his confinement since March 11
that he wanted to return to Florida,
where he once had lived. •
He escaped last night by overpower
ing Nurse Thelma Mann when she
entered his room. She said he grabbed
her and threw her heavily to the floor. :
Then he dashed out of the room, tying
the door with a piece of wire appar
ently straightened out from a bed
spring coil. He was driven away in
an automobile, operated by a woman,
which had been waiting outside.
Police records showed that Mr. Entz
had figured for a time In the Lind
bergh baby kidnaping case, having
made a suggestion to New Jersey
authorities in March. 1932. on how to
get the baby returned safely. Officers
who talked with him then described
him as "a shrewd lawyer.”
Blaze Breaks Out in Kitchen of
Pennsylvania Avenue Place.
Fire in the second-floor kitchen of a
lunchroom at 629 Pennsylvania avenue
N.W. last night caused undetermined
damage. Firemen from No. 14 Engine
Company extinguished the blaze, which
Vas in a five-story brick structure.
Hundreds of spectators were attracted
to the scene as smoke billowed from
upper-story windows.
61 Bishops Urge Catholic
Hierarchy to Intercede
for Spanish Cities.
By the Associated Press.
NKW YORK, March 21—Sixty-one
bishops of the Methodist and Prot
estant Episcopal churches in 36 States
appealed yesterday to the Catholic
Hierarchy of the United States to
"bring the might of your influence
to bear on Gen. Francisco Franco"
to halt bombing of civilians in Spain.
Their document, described as unique
in American ecclesiastical history, was
made public in the form of an open
letter addressed to "the Catholic
clergy o.‘ the United States."
The Most Rev. Henry St. George
Tucker, presiding bishop of the Epis
copal church, headed the list of sign
In issuing the statement, the Right
Rev. Robert L. Paddock, chairman
of the American Friends of Spanish
Democracy, said the American Cath
olic Hierarchy indorsed the pastoral
letter of the Spanish bishops espousing
Franco's cause in the Iberian conflict
and that spokesmen of the Catholic
church in this country have openly
defended the cause of the insurgent
, we realize that the Catholic hier
archy in this country has, for reasons
which seem good to it, chosen to de
fend the Franco cause,” the state
ment said. "It is for this very reason,
knowing that word from you would
carry weight and force, that we call
upon you to act • • * to persuade
him and his Nazi and Fascist allies to
cease the hideous bombing of cities
that, like Barcelona, are by every rule
of war civilian and non-combatant.
"We are sure that you, as men of
God and followers of our most com
passionate Saviour, do not share the
expressed view of a man who. claim
ing to your spokesman, says with
a callousness Incredible in one of his
calling that ‘the day of the non
combatant has vanished ’
“We are equally certain that you do
not agree with the public statement of
a once-loved editor that cities 'will
not in any war be respected.' There
is no reason nor logic, whether mili
tary or humane, why you should.
American Army strategists announced
a month ago that in the event of war
American military airplanes will not
bomb civilian populations. Not. they
add, for humanitarian reasons, but
because the game ‘is not worth the
candle.' ”
(Executives of the American
friends for Spanish democracy said
the ''spokesman” referred to was
Prof. Joseph F. Thorning of Mount
St. Mary's College at Emmitsburg,
Md., a frequent radio speaker on
the Spanish situation, and the
editor was Ellery Sedgwick of the
Atlantic Monthly, who toured in
surgent Spain at the invitation of
Gen. Franco.)
A series of lectures on "The New
Rule for Civil Procedure for the Dis
trict Courts of the United States" was
announced today by Dr. John R. Fitz
patrick, dean of Columbus University
School of Law. The lectures, which
are to begin Wednesday and continue
on each Wednesday of the following
four weeks, will be held at 8:15 p.m.
in the University Assembly Hall.
Lawrence Koenigsberger. member of
the District bar and professor of com
mon law pleading at Columbus Uni
versity. will conduct the meetings.
Members of the District Bar Associa
tion and the Women's Bar Association
are invited to attend.
Poet's Wife Expires in Florida
After a Heart Attack.
GAINESVILLE. Fla.. March 21 (/Pi.
—Mrs. Robert Frost of Amh»rst, Mass.,
wife of the poet, died here yesterday.
Announcement of her death was
made by Prof. C. P. Lyons of the
University of Florida faculty. The
Fl'osts are wintering in Gainesville.
Dr. John Henry Thomas said death
was caused by “acute coronary oc
clusion." Mrs. Frost suffered a severe
heart attack Saturday.
District of Columbia—Fair tonight with lowest about 54 degrees: tomor
row increasing cloudiness; Wednesday showers and continued mild tempera
ture: gentle southerly winds increasing tomorrow .
Maryland and Virginia Fair tonight; tomorrow increasing cloudiness:
slightly wanner in extreme west and continued mild temperature in east
and central portions tonight and tomorrow; Wednesday showers.
West Virginia Fair and warmer tonight; tomorrow increasing cloudi
ness followed by showers tomorrow night; warmer in extreme east portions.
The disturbance that was central overs
Nevada Sunday morning has moved east
northeastward to the Dakotas with In
creased Intensity. Bismarck. N. D.. 29.24
Inches, and the disturbance that was over
the Northern Lake region has moved east
northeastward to Quebec and Nova Scotia.
Clarke City. Quebec, 29.50 inches. Pres
sure remains low over Western Alaska.
Dutch Harbor. 29.04 inches. High pres
sure prevails from the Lower Lake region
southward to the South Atlantic States
and thence eastward over the ocean. Elkins.
W. Va. 30.26 inches, and over extreme
Northern Hudson Bay. Chesterfield. 30.22
inches, and over Northern and Central
California. Pori Bragg. 30.10 inches. Rain
has fallen In the Upper Chlo Valley, the
Lower Lake region, portions of the Atlantic
Slates and in the Pacific States as far
south ns Central California, and snow is
reported from the Northern Plateau and
Northern Rocky Mountain .regions and the
Western Canadian Provinces. The tem
perature has risen In New England and
almost generally between the Rocky Moun
tains and the Mississippi River, while colder
weather has overspread the Pacific States
and the Plateau region.
River Report.
Potomac River a little muddy and Shen
andoah River very muddy at Harpers
Ferry; ’Potomac slightly muddy at Great
Falla today.
Report for Last 48 Hours.
Saturday— Degrees. Inches.
4 p.m. _ 69 30.05
8 p.m. _ 62 30.06
Midnight_ 58 30.03
4 a.m._ 57 29.97
8 a.m._ 55 29.93
Noon _ 64 29.91
2 P.m._ 70 29.87
4 p.m._ 74 29.87
8 P.m. _ 67 29.99
12 midnight_ 62 30.05
4 a.m.- 64 30.10
8 a.m.- 54 30.17
Noon -*- 71 30.18
Record for Last 24 Honrs.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest. 74. at 4 p.m. yesterday; year
ft|0, fto.
^glkjweat, 52. at 6 a.m. today; year ago.
Record Temperatures This Year.
Highest. 74. on March 20.
Lowest. 18. on January 28.
Humidity for Last 24 Honrs.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest. 83 per cent, at o-.ao p.m.
Lowest. 35 per cent, at noon.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
• Geodetic Survey.)
. Today. Tomorrow.
High -11:36 a.m. 12:01 a.m.
Low - 5:57 a.m. 6:41 a.m.
High-__ 12:19 p.m.
Low -- 6:31p.m. 7:18p.m.
The Sun and Moon
Rises. Sets.
Sun, today _. 6:12 6:20
Sun. tomorrow_ 8:10 8:21
Moon, today _ . __ 9:09 a.m.
Automobile lights must he turned on
one-half hour after sunset. a
^ P
Monthly precipitation in inches in the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1038. Aver Record
January -2.64 3 55 7 83 '37
February _ 2.37 3.27 6 84 84
March- 1.65 3.75 8.84 '91
April- 3.27 0.13 '80
May - - 3.70 10.HO 'So
June -- 4.13 In,04 'On
July - - 4.7 1 10 63 '86
August - . 4.01 14 41 '28
September _ _ 3 74 17 45 ':;t
October _ _ _ 284 8 61 ':i;
November . _ 2 37 8 6t> » i
December _ 3.32 7.56 '01
Weather In Various Cities.
Temp. Rain
Stations. Barn. High.Low. tail. Weath»r.
Abilene __ 20.76 po 66 _ clear
Albany .. 30.10 58 5t) _ Clear
Atlanta . 30.16 76 48 Cloudy
Atl. City 30.12 60 52 C ear
Baltimore. .30.16 76 32 Clear
Blrmham 30.12 70 60 1’“ Cloudy
Bismarck . 20.24 57 42 _ Clea?
Boston ...20.00 58 50 0.01 Clear
- 30-1« 52 .34 Clear
Charleston 30.16 76 60 Cloudy
Chicago 30.00 7o 50 Clear
Cincinnati 30.14 68 48 0.02 Clear
Cleveland . .30.14 02 54 . . Clear
Columbia 30.70 80 56 0.01 Cloudy
Denver ._ 20.34 72 52 . Clear
Detroit . 30.12 64 46 Clear
FI Paso _ 20.74 78 54 Cloudy
Galveston. 20.08 72 66 0.04 Rain
Helena . 20.82 37 22 0.02 Cloudy
Huron 20.38 67 4 6 ... Clear
Indian polls 30.10 68 50 _ . Clear
Jacksonville 30.16 86 68 _ Cloudy
Kansas C. 29.68 78 62 Clear
Los Aneeles 70.96 64 48 _ Clear
Louisville 30.12 70 52 . _ Clear
Miami 30.14 So 74 _ Clear
Minn'apolis 70.58 66 An _ Clear
N. Orleans 30.08 87 70 _ Cloudv
Okla’ma C. 20.76 84 62 _ Clear
Omaha . 20.52 78 60 _ Clear
Philad'ohia 30.14 66 54 _ Clear
Phoenix 20.72 82 54 _ Cloudy
Plttsbunh. 30.18 60 46 _ Clear
Port'nd. M. 20.88 50 42 Clear
Port'nd. O. 30.00 44 36 0.02 Cloudy
Raleigh 30.18 74 58 0.07 Clear
8. Lake C. 20.88 64 24 0.24 Snow
San Ant’nlo 20.00 82 62 Foggy
San Diego 20.04 64 54 Cloudy
S. Frane’co 30.08 52 44 0.06 Clear
St. Louis 29.04 74 57 _ Clear
Seattle 20.06 48 34 Cloudy
Snokane _ 20.04 42 28 _ Clear
Tampa 30.14 86 66 _ Cloudy
Washi'grton 30.16 74 52 _ Clear
(7 a m.. Greenwich time, todsv 1
Temperature. Weather.
London. England 30 Cloudv
Paris. France _ 48 Cloudv
Vienna. Austria __ . 30 Cloudy
Berlin. Germany . 43 Cloudv
Brest. France __ 5n Cloudy
Zurich. Switzerland 41 Cloudy
Stockholm. Sweden 40 Cloudy
(Noon. Greenwich time todav >
Horta (Fa.val). Azores fio Cloudy
Current Observations.)
St. Oeorges. Bermuda 62 Cloudy
San Juan. Puerto Rico - 76 Clear
Havana. Cuba _70 Clear
Colon. Canal Zone_79 Cloudy

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