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Trade Treaty
To Be Topic
Of League
Women Voters
Urged to Hold
DEOtiARTNG that this country’s
reciprocal trade program "is
to date the major world at
tempt to stem the tide of eco
nomic nationalism," the National
League of Women Voters today issued
a call to local leagues "to arrange one
gooff meeting on the reciprocal trRde
program by April 15.
I* was suggested that, the meetings
be made more informative and vivid by
organizing them as "Hearings on the
Reciprocal Trade Program and the
Proposed United Kingdom Agreement,”
presenting detailed lists of popular
English products on which tariff re
ductions may be granted.
Mrs. Harris T. Baldwin, first, vice
president, said: "The League of Wom
en Voters believes that the scientific
adjustment, of tariffs under the trade
program, which minimises the log
rolling in behalf of special protection,
makes possible the elimination of un
necessary tariff protection for the
benefit of the consuming public with
out, real harm to efficient, domestic pro
The reciprocal trade agreement pro
gram !r also scheduled for discussion
at the biennial convention of the Na
tional League of Women Voters In St.
Louis, Mo, April 26 to 29.
* * ^r *
Dr. Justin K. Fuller of the United
State* Public Health Service and med
ical director of the Federal Bureau of
Prisons, will be the guest speaker at
the dinner meeting of the Business and
Professional Women s Club tonight at
8:30 o'clock at the Powhatan Hotel.
Miss Martha Edwards is in charge
of reservations and Miss Nina Kinsella,
president., will preside.
* * * +
Dr. and Mrs. Earl McGrath will he
the honor guests of thp University of
Buffalo Alumni dinner April R at 7:30
o'clock at Wesley Hall. Dr. McGrath,
*s assistant chancellor of the Uni
versity of Buffalo, is on leave io serve
as research assistant to Dr. George T.
7-ook of the American Council on Ed
Mrs. Otner Welling and Mrs. James
TV Bedding are In charge of arrange
* * * *
Robert. E. Lee Chapter. U. D. C.
will give a benefit card party April 4
at. 8:30 p.m. at the Confederate Me
morial Hall. 1322 Vermont avenue
NW. The proceeds will be used for
the relief of needy Confederate women.
Mis* Lisa Carpenter is the president
of the chapter.
Arrangements arc being made by
Mrs. Robert, B. Whitehurst, chairman
of entertainment, assisted by Miss
Katherine Wooten, Mrs. Oscar Mc
Whorter, Mrs. Gladys Marthill, Miss
Elizabeth Ratrie, Miss Azalia Lunsford,
Miss Laura Embre.v, Mrs. Clarence En
gel. Miss Virginia Grayson and Mrs.
Gabriel Edmonston.
War Mothers' Party
Is Announced.
Miss Lens Chiswell and Mrs. John
Bckert will sponsor the card and bingo
party which will take plare tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the national
headquarters of American War Moth
ers, at 1527 New Hampshire avenue.
Officers at Home.
The officers on duty in the Bureau
of Supplies and Accounts of the Nan
Department and their wives were at
home at the Army-Navy Country Club
yesterday afternoon.
Tn the receiving line were Mrs.
Charles Conard, wife of Rear Admiral
Conard; Mrs. John P. Hatrh. wife of
Capt. Hatch; Mrs. Henry de P. Mel,
wufe of Capt. Mel. and Miss Eleanor
Baker, daughter of Capt. Baker.
Presiding at, the tea and coffee
tables were Mrs. W. S Zane, Mrs. H.
B. Ransdell, Mrs. A. H. Mayo, Mrs.
O. W. Leidel, Mrs. R. B. Huff and Mrs.
M, L. Royar.
By Stanley Cordell.
I claim no man
ever was successful
unless he was ag
resslve by nature.
The man who
waits for the
breaks doesn't get
to first, base. It,
may sewn so when
you read some of
the modern success
stories, but. if you
delve into the lives
of the subjects, the
chances are you'll
discover the indi
viduals Involved
were of enterpris
ing dispositions.
Well, perhaps
not always. You
take the case of
Iakov Ganetskv.
Iakov was brought
over to thp United
States by his moth
er when he was 7. Immigrant*. In 1
Russia, Iakov had had some oppor- }
tunlty to play the violin. Hi* mother
believed he was a prodigy. She knew
I that America offered opportunities for
| any one of talent.. But how to And
! that opportunity? They had no
I money. Neither could speak English. 1
Their friends had no connections.
The mother, Kyra by name, brooded.
It, seemed like a hopless situation.
It seemed that her son, the prodigy,
was going to be lost to the world.
During the months that followed
Kyra laboriously took tip the study j
of English. Six months after their
arrival in America she had learned
to pronounce 10 words. This she
realized was not enough. So she j
labored six months longer. She
learned how to sav: “Good dav, how
are you? I am Ane. It 1* nice j
weather today. Would you like me ■
to tell you about my son? He Is
a genius."
Thus fortiAed she asked the follow
ing question: “Who 1* the rear of
Her Russian friends laughed.
"There is no czsr in America. There
is a President. A good and kind
! man. He has a very lovely wife."
i Kyra thought this over. She would
j go and see the President's lovely wife.
i So she saved her money and she and
Iakov moved to Washington.
This all happened a long time ago
and conditions in Washington weren't I
what they are today. Nevertheless
Kyra found a place to live. Then
; she dressed in her finest and sought
out, the White House. She wanted,
she told the guard, to talk with the
President's lovely wife. The guard
was a kindly old man. He advised
her that the President's wife was very
busy and saw people only by appoint
ment. However, he said, on Wednes
day afternoon the President's wife
usually interviewed people without ap
So the next Wednesday afternoon
Kyra came again to the White House.
She sat. in a reception room and
waited with dozens of other people.
She came the next Wednesday and the
next and the next. Always there
were other people who wanted to see
! the President's wife. But Kyra be
came an object of interest to the
guards and secretaries. She had such
a patient face, and her clothes were
so queer. They talked, and eventually
what thev said reached the Presi
dent's wife, she asked to see the
strange woman from Russia.
Kym did her best to speak good
English, but. when the President's
wife smiled she knew she had failed.
Folklore About Stars.
Folklore of many peoples tells
that, when a child die* God make* a
new star in the sky. German peasants
in ancient days believed stars are, an
gels’ eyes, and In old England it was
thought wicked to point at stars.
Then the Presi
dent'* wife said:
"Won't, you tell me
in your native
Kyra beamed.
Wonder of won
ders. The Presi
dent’* wife, could
speak and ttnder
stand her native
tongue. Kyra be
came glib.
The President's
wife was much in
terested 1r Kyra's
story. She would
like to hear the
child prodigy play j
his violin.
It was arranged.
The child played.
A concert was ar
ranged. He played
again before hun
dreds of people.
HI* genius was recognized. Inter
ested people sponsored hi* Instruc
tion. Time passed. Iakov became fa
Iskov's mother was very happy, very
proud. She appointed herself Iskov's
manager. She arranged his concerts,
his tours. She turned down some
offers and accepted other*.
She understood that her boy was
famous. When he was offered the
leadership of a great symphony or
chestra she was not surprised.
More time passed. The Ganetskv*
were now very wealthy, very famous.
Iakov, the genius, sometimes frowned
at. the way his mother conducted his
affairs, but he never refused to ac
cept her decision. He saw his pic
ture plastered on billboards all over
the country. He read articles about
himself in newspapers and maga
zines. He understood that he was
successful; that he was famous; that
other people admired and reapected
him. He wa* the typical example of
the immigrant boy who had over
come all obstacle* *nd made good.
Then one day a sad thing hap
pened. Kyra was taken sick snd
died. Iakov was grief-stricken. He
knew now how great a part of his
life she had been. For a year he
went into retirement. Then, his grief
overcome, he reappeared and an
nounced that, he was ready for a tour.
He appointed a new manaegr and the
tour was arranged Curiously it
wasn't as successful as previous tour*.
The critics were not so loud in their
praise. Iakov was surprised, but con
temptuous. When he announced that
he would again conduct the great
symphony orchestra he was told that
the present conductor was quite satis
factory, thank you.
Iakov sulked. But sulking did him
no good. He gave concerts, but the
theaters were now never packed.
Time passed and Iakov began to slip
into oblivion. A doubt also crept
into his mind. Had he been as
great, as people once thought? Like
a small child he sulked again. He
made no attempt, to convince people
he was still the world's foremost vio
Today Iakov at,ill lives, but nobody
knows where. People have forgot
ten him. Somewhere, I suppose, he
is conducting a small orchestra and
sulking. Quite probably that 1* the
Iakov is not successful today be
cause he is not, aggressive.
I l» i Riire sal* with!
1 Mlm ffirl*. I
j, \
VARIOUS estimates indicate that millions
of dollars are lost each year in fraudulent
financial promotions. And many more millions
in foolish speculations. s
These figures show that prospective investors
should carefully investigate before parting with
their money. No one knowingly becomes a vic
tim of a swindle. Before You Invest—Investi
gate. The Better Business Bureau gives you
facNinformation—without charge. Get it and
spare yourself the "mourning after."
Room 534, Evening Star Building Telephone NAtional 8164
The appearance of this advertisement in
these columns ts evidence that The Ivenina _______________
Star co-onerates with and supports the
Better Business Bureau for pour protection.
Gay Nineties Ball
Will Be Given
This Evening.
important State societies will at
tend the Oay Nineties ball, sponsored
by the President's Cup Regatta Asso
ciation, tonight at the Hotel Willard.
Among those who will be gupsts
are Mr. and Mrs. Ira Bain of Ala
bama, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Randall
of Arisons, Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon I
Fairchild of Delaware, Mis* Gertrude
Lewi* of Iowa, Capt. and Mr*. C. C.
Calhoun, Mr. and Mr*. Sidney Dean
SarfT of Minnesota, Mr. and Mr*.
Ernest Jones of Mississippi, Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Kelley of Nebraska. Mr.
and Mr*. Edgar Morris of South Caro
lina. Mr. and Mr*. Carlisle Bolton
Smith of Tennessee, Mr. and Mr*.
Jay Beckham of Texas, Mr. and Mr*.
I. Chance Buchanan of Virginia and
Mr. and Mr*. Byron S. Hule, Jr., of
Among the many box parties for
tonight'* ball will be that of Mr. and
Mr*. Frank 8. Whitman, who will
entertain Mr*. Craven, wife of Repre
sentative Ben Craven of Arkansas,
Mr*. William Eads of Fort Smith,
Ark.; Dr. and Mr*. M. X. Sullivan,
Mis* Jacqueline Hoover of Norfolk,
Mr. Gibb Smith, Mr. Gordon Bu
chanan and Admiral Harley Christy.
Another party will be that compris
ing Mr. and Mr*. Edward 8. Brashears,
Mr. and Mr*. J. Stanley Long, Mr.
and Mr*. Spencer B. Curry and Mr*.
Belle long. Mr. and Mr*. Thomas
Bill* Lodge will be in another party,
including also Mr. and Mr*. Jamee
I W. Burch, Mr. and Mr*. Charles H.
Gardiner and Mr. F. Joseph Donahue
Others who will be Included a bong
the boxholders are Mr. and Mrs. Eric
Greenleaf, Mr. and Mrs. Le Roy Sheriff,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Burckell, Mr.
David E. McCoy, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur
H. Collier, Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Blicken
staff, Mr. Robert W. Michie, also
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shanks, Mr.
and Mrs. Prank Lust, Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley Anderson, Mrs. Isabelle Rei
fenberg and Miss Carol Kraus.
The airplane company serving
Burma goes under the name the Irra
wady Flotilla * Airways, Ltd. j
President Is Declared the Iieast
Self-Conscious Before Canters.
Maurice Constant. Hollywood and
New York photographer, said yester
day that President Roosevelt was "the
least self-conscious of any man I have
ever photographed.”
Constant opened an exhibition here
today which included picture* of the
President and all cabinet member*. 2S
Senators, several Ambassadors and
other high official*.
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