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Gay Nineties Ball Sponsors
Plan Entertainment
The third annual Gold Cup Gay
Nineties Bail of the President's Cup
Regatta will be held in the Willard
Hotel ballroom tomorrow from fo
p m. to 1 a.m., with the dancers cos
tumed in mid-Victorian fashions.
The guests will be greeted by Mr.
and Mrs. J. George Wenzel. Mr. and
Mrs. George D, Sullivan. Mrs. Lewis
Hall Ward and William J. McManus.
High light of the evening will be the
music hall revue, led by the Floor
Committee, including Robert H. David
, son, Harold S. Fitz. M. B. Reynolds.
E. L. Kernan, J. E. Laskey, C. W.
Mahoney. M. L. Beall, A. k. Bowie,
E. N. Bozarth, N. J. Krone, J. E.
Morcock. jr.; L. O. Norris, L. A.
Schneebel. R M. Richter, jr.: C. F.
Small. J. E. Chase. L. B Davis, R. E.
Levitt. P. B Longley, W. F. Studdi
ford. B. S. Gi)lilan, H. E. Mockbee. jr.;
R. E. Gough, R. P. Hiltner, H. V.
Greene, R. L. Merrick. V. P. Waiter.
G. A. Small. H. M. Tucker, L. P.
Harsch and Donald Lilley.
Arrayed in a summer castume of the
POs. Miss Janet Coon will make her
final Washington appearance before
leaving for the West Coast. Miss
Jeanette Bittner will sing an old-fash
ioned song medley, and Lorraine and
Lindon will dance "The Sidewalks of
New York."
The Marion Chase dancers, includ
ing the Misses Karel Veya. Mary Wil
liams. Eleanor King. Avis Belt, Joanne
Leasure, Stratton Nicolson. Katherine
Hirs, Louise Nagel. Ann Green and
Mary Henschall, will dance two num
The guests will participate in the
grand march, with prizes offered for
the most beautiful, unusual and amus
ing costumes. The dancers will also
join in polkas and the schottish.
Johnny Slaughter's Orchestra will pro
vide the music.
Proceeds from the ball will go to
the fund for the 1938 President's Cup
Regatta. Tickets for the affair may
be obtained at the Mayflower Hotei, 1
the American Automobile Association, j
the Keystone Automobile Club. Mrs. 1
Dorsey's Ticket Bureau in Droop's |
music store and at the Willard Hotel, j
Karl A. Shumaker Will Speak.
Club for Boys Planned at
Neighborhood House.
Karl A. Shumaker, executive secre
tary of the Employed Officers’ Alliance
of the Young Men's Christian Associa- j
tinn. will address the Y’s Men’s Club j
of the Central Y. M. C. A. at a dinner i
at 6 p m. tomorrow in the building at i
1736 G street N.W.
Members of the club, who are se- I
lected because of their willingness to !
serve the community and to aid in j
Y. M. C. A. programs, recently have
been selected to aid in several new
George Elliott, club member, will
work with M. H. Cook, boys' work di
rector of Neighborhood House. 470 N
street S.W., to form a service*club at
the house for boys from 14 to 18 years
of age.
The Rev. Ralph W. Lowe, assistant
pastor of the Lutheran Church of the
Reformation, who is chaplain of the
club, has volunteered to organize a
stamp club at the Cleveland Park
branch of the Boys’ Department of
the “Y,” and Thomas Clements, an
other member of the club, will organ
ize a camera club at the branch, it is
, announced.
At its last meeting the club voted
to concentrate during the next year
on fostering boys' work programs in
the city through the Boys’ Department
of the Y. M. C. A. and other agencies.
Assistant Ordnance Chief Will
Retire After 42 Years of
Active Service.
Brig. Gen. Herman W. Schull,
assistant chief of ordnance, will retire
from the Army May 31. on his own
application after more than 42 years
of active military service, the War De
partment announced yesterday.
Gen. Schull, a native of Liverpool.
England, wts appointed to the United
States Military Academy from South
Dakota and was commissioned a sec
ond lieutenant of artillery in 1899.
He transferred to the Ordnance De
partment three years later and is re
garded as an expert on ordnance
During the World War Gen. Schull
served at the Aberdeen Proving
Ground and later as acting chief of
the Inspection Division of the Ord
nance Department. He was awarded
the Distinguished Service Medal.
After the war, Gen. Schull served as
a member of the technical staff of
1 the Ordnance Department and as
commanding officer of various arsen
als. He has been assistant chief since
June 3, 1934.
Representatives of health and wel
fare agencies in the District will hold
a meeting at the University Women's
Club Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. to dis
cuss recommendations of the recent
health survey of Washington.
Dr. Albert E. Russell, Assistant
Surgeon General of the United States
Public Health Service, will make the
first official presentation of the tuber
culosis recommendations of the sur
Other talk* will be made by Mrs.
Henry Gratton Dayle. president of
the Board of Education; Dr. James
G. Townsend, president of the Tuber
culosis Association, and Dr. Numa
P. G. Adams, dean of the Howard
University School of Medicine.
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Arkansas Assembly Closes.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 26 C4>).
—The Arkansas Legislature today
ended a 15-day special session, during
which bills were passed to remove
tolls from bridges, provide highway
construction funds, enable distressed
school districts to maintain eight
month terms and to start a $1,200,000
tuberculosis sanatoria expansion pro
Will Dance for Regatta
Dancers who rcill take part in the Gay Nineties Ball at the
Willard Monday, helping to raise funds for the President's Cup
Regatta. Left to right: Marti Henshall, Eleanor King and.
Joan Leasure of the Marion Chace Dancers.—Star. Staff Photo.
Senate Move to Recommit
to Precede Ballot on
With the Senate scheduled finally
to vote on the administration’s reor
ganization bill at 5 p.m. tomorrow—
providing the measure survives a vote
on a motion to recommit at 3 p.m.— \
House strategists who are handling 1
the drive for the administration and |
the coalition forces opposed are laying !
their plans.
Administration stalwarts »such as
Majority Leader Rayburn. Chairman
Cochran of the Reorganization and
Expenditures Committees. Represen
tatives Vinson of Kentucky, Mead of
New York and Warren of North Caro
lina are claiming the House w'i’.i
promptly approve an omnibus reor
ganization bill which will give the
President even more power than the
bill finally drafted in the Senate.
They are passing the word along that
"the bill will be written in conference
i between managers for the Hous» and
Senate) to meet the wishes of the
The schedule calls for action in the
Senate tomorrow from noon to 3 p m
on various amendments, including one
by Senator King. Democrat, of Utah
to strike out of the bill the provision
for a new Department of Welfare
and failing in that to prohibit ex
pansion of Federal control over educa
tion. Promptly at 3 p.m. the vote is
to be taken on the motion of Senator i
Walsh, Democrat, of Massachusetts I
to recommit the bill.
successful in Senate.
Administration leaders have been
successful so far in Senate battles over
drastic reorganization of the civil
service by abolishing the bipartisan
commission and setting up a single
•administrator." and over abolition of
the office of controller general and
the function of pre-audit, substituting
an auditor general and a "post audit.” j
Some generally well-informed Sena- j
tors still insist, however, the vote on ■
the Walsh motion to recommit will be
"quite close.” It also is said the !
President, in long-distance telephone 1
conferences from Warm Springs, has ]
been giving assurances to stave off :
opposition of railway labor unions in
an effort to strengthen the adminis
tration position.
If the omnibus reorganization bill
passes the Senate, it is said the admin
istration strategy is to place it as an
amendment to one of the two reorgan
ization bills pased by the House last
session. The House Reorganization
Committee divided the President's rec
ommendations into four bills—<i) an
increased White House secretariat;
12) blanket reorganization powers to
the President and authorizing of a
new welfare department, both of
which were passed by the House; <3i
abolition of the Civil Service Commis
sion. setting up a single "administra
tor”; and (4) abolishing the Controller
General and substituting a new office
of auditor general. By direction of
the White House the House Committee
made no effort in this session to get
action on either of the latter two bills.
The Senate now' proposes to place
the omnibus reorganization bill as an
amendment on the bill giving the
President broad reorganization powers
and creating the new’ department.
This is done, it is explained, to dodge
House opposition by sidetracking
direct action on the great bulk of the
reorganization proposals, especially
the two mast controversial provistons
—those affecting civil service and the
Controller General.
Minority Leader Snell and minority
members of the Reorganization Com
mittee—Representatives Taber of Ne„w
York and Gifford of Massachusetts
assert that a persistent demand will
be made for detailed consideration of
all provisions in the Senate bill.
The House membership desires very
particularly to have careful considera
tion given to the provision in the
Senate bill, which establishes a na
tional resources planning board as
a permanent agency. The House has
before it a separate regional planning
bill. The House Rivers and Harbors
Committee, rejecting the President's
original demand, introduced this re
gional bill creating a national re
sources board, but limiting it to an
advisory capacity in dealing with
States and localities. This would set
up seven conservation planning re
gions, with no provision for power
authorities, such as the T. V. A. This
bill was approved by the committee
before it was introduced bv Chair
man Mansfield.
Lamneck Warns House.
The House was warned by Repre
sentative Lamneck. Democrat. ,of Ohio
against permitting its full considera
tion of the reorganization provisions to
be blocked by attacking the omnibus
Senate bill as an amendment to the
House bill and having it sent directly
to conference. House strategists are
considering what can be done—
whether to send the Senate bill to the
House committee and have it re
potted back for full debate and voted
section by section, or to simply have
the House "disagree" and permit it
to go to conference—a "packed" con
ference, the opposition claims.
Many House veterans claim extreme
"Pressure" has been brought to bear
to force the House to accept the ad
ministration bill.
In anticipation of the Senate pass
ing the omnibus bill tomorrow Rep
resentative Mead, chairman of the
subcommittee which sponsored the
civil service reorganization bill in the
House, emphasized that those provi
sions incorporated in the Senate bill
have the support of the National
Federation of Federal Employes. He
pointed out they have urged the ere- !
ation of a civil service administra'ion
with a single administrator to replace
the present three-member Civil Sen - |
ice Commission. "However, in con- j
nection with the Creation of a sin- I
gle-headed administration." he ex
plains. "the Federal employes rec
ommended the creation of a civil serv
ice board, which was contained in the '
Mead bill and which is now a par: of
Senator Byrnes’ proposal. The board
is set up to be a watchdog and a
monitor of our Federal civil service." i
Mead Bill Supported.
‘'The Federal employes are also
strong In support of the provisions
in the Mead bill calling for the ex
tension of the Classification Act to
cover employes in the field services,”
Mr. Mead emphasized. "This has net
been done before, and it will improte
working conditions. They also fat or
the provision in both bills which aims
to bring within the competitive classi
fied service all positions in all the
permanent departments and agencies
which are at present outside the pur
view of the civil service laws and
rules. The Mead bill is emphatic on
this point. This provision will wipe
out the spoils system and create a
real career service for all Federal em
Representative Mead has a number
of amendments sponsored by labor
and by Federal civil service employe
organizations which he intends to
present for consideration when the bill
goes to conference.
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Former Virgin Islands Head
Was Writer’s Father and
Chautauqua Founder.
Dr. Paul Martin Pearson. 67, former
governor of the Virgin Islands and
father of Drew Pearson, Washington
newspaper columnist, died last night
in Stanford University Hospital in
San Francisco, where he had been ill
nearly a month from a heart ailment.
His wife and his daughter, Mrs, Gor
don Lange, were at his bedside.
As an executive of the United States
Housing Authority, Dr. Pearson had
been on the West Coast to spur pas
sage of a State housing law' permitting
California to take advantage of -the
Federal Housing Act. Twice before
housing bills had been passed by the
California Legislature, but were ve
toed by Gov. Merriam. Despite this.
Dr. Pearson had persuaded him to call
a special session of the Legislature to
act on housing once again.
On March 1, on the eve of the spe
cial session, which subsequently passed
the necessary legislation. Dr. Pearson
suffered a slight stroke. His illness
was not considered serious at first and
for a time he kept in touch with the
legislative progress of the housing bills
from his bedside. They were signed
by Gov. Merriam shortly before Dr.
Pearson’s death. I
A Chautauqua founder.
Dr. Pearson was best known to thou
sands of small towns throughout the
United States as one of the organizers
and executives of the Chautauqua
movement. From 1912 to 1930. he
headed the Swarthmore Chautauqua
Association, which operated about
2.000 chautauquas in the smaller
towns along the Atlantic Seaboard
from Canada to South Carolina. It
was on the Swarthmore Chautauqua
that William Jennings Bryan lectured
in 1913 and 1914 while Secretary of
In 1931, Dr. Pearson was appointed
by President Hoover as the first
civilian governor of the Virgin Islands.
Simultaneously the islands were
transferred from the Navy to the
Interior Department.
As governor of the islands, Dr.
Pearson was responsible for the re
construction program which has made
them a relatively prosperous com
munity. He organized the Virgin
Islands Co., which took over the bank
rupt sugar industry of the islands and
revived the production of St. Croix
rum. once famous throughout the
He al«o introduced cultivation of
winter fruits and vegetables for sale
in the American market, started
handicraft industries, built a govern
ment hotel and greatly improved the
tourist business of the islands.
Continued bv Roosevelt.
Although appointed by a Republi- j
can President. Dr. Pearson was con
tinned by President Roosevelt, and
remained governor of the islands
longer than any previous American
executive. In the summer of 1935,
President Roosevelt appointed him
assistant director of housing, and in
that capacity he played an important
part in the administration's slum
clearance program until his death.
Dr. Pearson was chairman of the
former Interdepartmental Committee

Illness Fatal
for Co-operative Medical Service for
Federal Employes, which has just
changed its name to the Washington
Committee for Co-operative Medical
Service and now admits the public.
He took keen interest in the dispute
around Group Health Association,
Inc., which is furnishing group medi
cal service to Government workers
in 27 Federal agencies. The com
mittee of which he was chairman was
a close ally of Group Health Asso
The son of Samuel Man in and
Ellen Cameron Pearson, Dr. Pearson
was born in Litchfield, 111., in 1871,
and as a boy drove with his family
in a prairie schooner to Cherryvale,
Kans. In his early youth he was a
high school teacher and a preacher,
and worked his way through Baker
University, Baldwin, Kans., by giving
lecture recitals. It was at the uni
versity that he met Edna Wolfe of
Humboldt, Kans. w horn he rater mar
Was Swarthmore Professor.
After graduation, Dr. Pearson con
tinued his work in public speaking,
taking graduate work at Harzard and
Northwestern University, where he
also taught. Later he became profes
sor of public speaking at Swarthmore
College, a position which he held for
17 years.
Dr. Pearson was among the country's
foremost teachers of speech, having
edited "The Speaker,” "The Lyceum
Magazine” and having written ‘ In
tercollegiate Debates and Extempo
raneous Speaking.'' He combined with
his teaching a great, deal of lyceum
and Chautauqua work, having been
president of the International Lyceum
and Chautauqua Association, and
president of the Lyceum and Chau
tauqua Managers of America.
During the World War he was di
rector of the section on entertainment,
of the National War Work Council of
the Y. M. C. A . and a member of the
Executive Committee of the Speakers
Bureau of the American Red Cross. !
He transferred his Chautauqua tents to |
the army cantonments and organized
a series of entertainment circuits for
every camp in the country.
Dr. Pearson was one ot the leading
members of the Society of Friends in
In addition to his wife, Mrs. Lange
and Drew Pearson, Dr. Pearson is
survived by another son. I eon Pear
son, Washington newspaper man; an
other daughter, Mrs. Lockwood Fogg.
jr„ of Philadelphia, and a sister, Mrs.
Earle Brown of Arlington, Va. Mrs.
Ienge lhes in Palo Alto.
Feud of Pendergast and
Stark Stirs interest in
Mayor Fight.
By the Associated Press.
KANSAS CITY. March 2d.—Sup
porters of both T. J. Pendergast, pow
erful Democratic organization leader,
and of the coalition candidates ex
pressed confidence tonight in victory
at newt Tuesday's city election.
Mayor Bryce B. Smith, Democratic
nominee for re-election, Is opposed
by Col. Fred Whitten, Coalition can
didate. I
"The machine produced 85.000 votes
on primary day, and we don't see how
they can get more than 90,000 votes
on election day,” said Dick Richard
son, a coalition leader. "We expect
almost 100,000 of the 190.000 votes
which will be cast if the weather is fa
A victory of the fused forces of Re
publicans and Independent Demo
crats 9%'er the Democratic organiza
tion would be an upset of the results
four years ago, when the Pendergast
forces won an overwhelming victory.
Wide Interest in Fight.
Pendergast lieutenants, marshaling
4,000 city and county employes and
their families, are so confident they
are saying the question no longer is
"Who will win” but “How much. ’
Should that be so, the question also
is vital outstate because the im
mense Pendergast majorities in the
past often have spelled the difference
between victory and defeat for State
This election has captured State
wide interest because of the political
coolness between Mr. Pendergast and
Gov. Lloyd C. Stark over the activi
ties of the Stark-appointed City Flec
tion Board and because the election
will be the first here since the vote
fraud scandals of 1936.
Moral Condition* Issue.
Coalitionists emphasized moral con
ditions as a campaign issue, assert
ing Kansas City is overrun with wide
open gambling and tolerated vice.
The Pendergast forces constantly
drum on the business record of City
Manager H. P. McElroy, claiming the
costs of government per capita in
Kansas City are below those of other
municipalities of its size and station. :
Thirteen trials following the 1936 1
general election have resulted in 56 !
convictions without an acquittal. In
addition 4 persons have pleaded guiitv
and 20 no defense, placing themselves
at the mercy of the court.
Indictments have been issued
against 199 persons, with investiga
tion of the city's 460 precincts but
one-third completed.
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Senator Bridges to Keynote
for Republicans, Randolph
for Democrats.
By the Associated Press.
A hint of the battle cries which will
ring through the Nation this fall In
congressional election campaigns test
ing the President's prestige came yes
terday from Senator Bridges, Re
publican, of New Hampshire and
Representative Randolph, Democrat,
of West Virginia.
Senator Bridges will be the keynoter
at the Republican State Convention in
Maine next Thursday, Mr. Randolph
at the Democratic Convention in the
same State April 9.
The New Hampshire Republican
told reporters he would demand that
President Roosevelt "be stripped of
the power gained by usurpation, co
ercion, threats and the sabotage of
independent commissions.”
The West Virginia Democrat said
he would "show the people of Maine
how the administration has benefited
Senator Bridges’ proposed program
includes wage-hour legislation, "with
a floor for wages and ceiling for
hours”; a "thorough overhauling” of
the general tax structure; placing
social security on a "pay-as-you-go
basis”; administration of relief by the
States, and "taking Government out
of competition with business.”
Mr. Randolph, on the other hand,
said his keynote speech would be "a
general picture of the Roosevelt ad
ministration," including the "human
and natural benefits of the C C. C..
W. P. A. and P. W. A.”; "renewal of
confidence as a result of the Govern
ment guaranteeing bank deposits; aid
to industry from the R p. C ; and
wage-hour legislation, taking into con
sideration wage differentials and pro
tecting Maine.”
Although Mr. Randolph said he
would "show the administration's
ability to cope with the cross currents
of world 8ffairs,” Senator Bridges in
dicated he would criticize Secretary
Hull's reciprocal trade program.
Both agreed on the wisdom of "ade
quate national defense." but differed
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