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(tJ. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Occasional showers tonight and tomor row: somewhat cooler tonight; gentle winds, mostly easterly. Temperatures to day—Highest, 72, at 1 p.m.; lowest, 58, at 6:30 am.; 70 at 3 p.m. Pull report on page A-2. Closing New York Markets, Page 18 The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press News and Wirephoto Services. (A5) Meant Ataociated Press. 86th YEAR. No. 34,323. ... ■ . —, ,hmm WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1938—FIFTY-TWO PAGES. *** Entered as second class matter 'T'TTTJTTT r't’x~ T" O post office. Washington, D. C. lXXX\JliJL( _L&. FORD WILL CONFER AT WHITE HOUSE Will Discuss Trade With Roosevelt, but Won’t Offer Advice. DECLARES THAT FARM WILL SAVE COUNTRY Warns Against Overconfidence in Voicing Belief That TJ. S. Is Heading for Normalcy. B» the Associated Press. SUDBURY, Mass., April 21.—Henry Ford of Detroit today revealed plans for a discussion of "business condi tions" with President Roosevelt in Washington for next Wednesday, but asserted he would enter this confer ence with no axe to grind. Standing in the warm spring sun shine on the extensive Wayside Inn estate, which he has rehabilitated as an early American hotel property here, the multi-millionaire automo bile maker said he did not intend to give any "advice." At the same time, however, he left no doubt of his own views. His solution to present-day prob lems. Mr. Ford said in rapid-fire fash ion, would be an expansion of the "back-to-the-farm" movement. “If people do not raise their own food.” he asserted, "they will have to have a dictator to tell them to do it.” He declared that in his opinion the “farm is the thing that will save the country,” and added: "In no other way can we raise the money. The farms today must pro vide for industry. uork His Panacea. "As an example, I am going to cultivate every foot of the whole acre age here right away." Pausing only to brush away tiny black flies that buzzed around him as he stood near an old. but now re stored, grist mill on the estate, Mr. Ford added that his "panacea” for anything was “vrork." "This entire land is just yearning for young men to go to work In it. That's all a young fellow needs today, the habit of work. Once he gets the habit, he'll find his own work.” Mr. Ford voiced the belief that America was on the road back to nor- '< malcy, but warned against overconfi- ! hence and predicted that commodity i prices would be established at a lower ! level. Asked if an increase in farm prod ucts, such as he proposed, would not result in a lowering of farm prices, he replied: "The price of farm products gener ally can never be too cheap, because when the prices of farm products go ■ down, new uses will be found for the , products.” He said in this connection that in dustry was using more plastics and was looking to agriculture to supply mate- i rials. Cellulose could be found in most farm products, he said, adding that “in the future the fuel for automobiles will come from farms.” Asked near the end of the interview if he had in mind any new moves to cement international peace at this time, he replied: “It will come when we are ready for it.” On still another subject, he ad vanced the opinion that a time of "very simple housekeeping is coming.” He based this view, he said, on the theory that "very little heat will be required to prepare food which has been scientifically raised.” Answering one more question be fore he stepped into an automobile that had been waiting for him. the tall manufacturer said he had known Mr. Roosevelt for 30 years. Smiling, he added: “When he was Assistant Secretary bf the Navy we built ships, boilers and engines together.” Won't Give Advice. Mr. Ford said, smiling as he chatted, that he wanted to shake hands with the President "as an old friend" and have a chat with him. He said: “I want to give the President a chance to look at somebody who doesn’t want anything." Asked whether he would express any Views about the New Deal during his "chat” with Mr. Roosevelt, he replied: “I shall not give him any advice.” The automobile manufacturer re ceived a telegram from the White House last night, confirming an ap pointment with the President for April 27. Throughout the day yesterday he avoided all queries as to whether he would confer with Mr. Roosevelt dur ing his stop in Washington. Asked further today about his forthcoming conference, he said that "of course” he would discuss "busi ness conditions.” He stressed, how ever, that he was "emphatic” in his statement that he did not intend to give any advice. Mrs. Ford, who will accompany him, said she would play host tomorrow with her husband to the Women’s Na tional Farm and Garden Association. Edsel Ford Also Invited. Stephen Early, a presidential secre tary, said today the invitation sent to Henry Ford last night to attend an informal luncheon with the President also said if the elder Ford desired he might bring along his son, Edsel Ford, president of the Ford Motor Co., and W. J. Cameron, public re lations adviser. The meal probably will be served by a single waiter in the privacy of the President's oval-shaped office. It will be Henry Ford’s first visit to the White House since President Roosevelt took office. He has differed with many New Deal measures and principles, especially the Industrial Recovery Act and the Wagner labor relations law. He refused to sign N. R. A..’s Blue Eagle declaration of compliance. A high administration official said earlier that President Roosevelt’s ef fort* to promote Federally financed expansion in the utilities industry were aimed at eventual sitmulation of a huge utilities building program. A *> Taxi Liability Insurance Bill Is Approved by Conferees Separate Bond or Policy for Each Cab Indorsed—Agreement Report to Go to Senate in Few Days. By J. A. O’LEARY. House and Senate conferees reached an agreement today on the bill to make liability insurance compulsory for taxicabs in the District, a subject that has been pending in Congress at intervals for nearly eight years. The agreement follows substantially the Senate plan requiring a separate bond or policy for each cab instead of the House provisions, which would have permitted those operating fleets of cabs to take out blanket policies, or create sinking fund reserves up to $75,000. Approval by both branches of the conference report is all that remains to complete passage of the legislation and send it to the White House. The agreement will go first to the Senate, within the next few days. Representative Dirksen, Republican, of Illinois who did not sign the report, plans to submit minority views to the House. The other conferees were: For the House. Representatives Palmi sano of Maryland and Nichols of Ok lahoma. For the Senate: Senators Tydings of Maryland. Hitchock of South Dakota and Bridges of New Hampshire. The bill fixes the liability gin any judgment at not less than $5,000 for injuries or death and not less than $1,000 for property damage, and all judgments arising out of the same cause of action would be limited to PRESIDENT CHATS Executive Thinks Coalition Idea Impractical, Says Pension Exponent. By J. RUSSELL YOUNG. For 30 minutes today President Roosevelt sat in his office chatting with Dr. Francis B. Townsend, leader in the old-age pension movement, whom he saved from going to jail last Monday for a 30-day sentence for contempt of a House investigating committee. v Judging from the account given afterward by the 71-year-old old-age pension champion, the President did j moat of the listening. Dr. Townsend said he found the President very pleasant. When asked what they had talked about. Dr. Townsend said: “Of course I talked about my obses sion—old-age pensions—and also dis cussed at length the need for a coali tion Government at this time. I opened my talk by first thanking him for my pardon. I told the President I wrould not be out of doors enjoying the sunshine and fresh air today were it not for his graciousness.” In response to questions Dr Town send said that the President appeared deeply interested In all that he had to say and was very familiar with the old-age pension idea. Dr. Town send brought to the President a book entitled "Coalition or Chaos.” by Roger Babson, which he had intended to present to the President, but found the President already had a copy. "We talked at some length about coalition government,” Dr. Townsend said. “Coalition is what we need in this country at this time. We need it so we all can pull together instead of at cross purposes, as we are do ing now.” When asked what the President thought of the coalition government idea, the frail gray-haired little man said that Mr. Roosevelt told him he would like to see it in action, but felt sure that the idea is impracticable. “I can’t agree w-ith the President in that respect," Dr. Townsend con tinued. “Our old-age pension group is working toward such an objective. In this connection it might interest you to know that we are going to elect three Representatives from Maine and five Representatives and two Senators from Florida, all com mitted to our plan. In California we wrill elect at least 20 Representatives, and in doing so we will elect some Democrats, all of whom are commit ted to our ideas.” "If that is not coalition, what is it?” Dr. Townsend asked. As he walked out of the Executive office the doctor said he hoped he could talk to the President at greater length in the future. He said he w’as leaving Washington today or tomor row for Chicago. $10,000 for injuries or death and $1,000 for property damage. In ca«>s in volving more than one judr it at, the amount would be apportioned among the creditors according to the amounts of their respective judgments. The measure would make it unlaw ful to operate a cab for hire unless it is covered by insurance under the terms of the bill. The Public Utilities Commission would make rules to gov ern enforcement of the plan. According to the Utilities Commis sion, there are 4.346 cabs in the Dis trict no^i. The conferees also retained a Sen ate amendment authorizing the issu ance of regulations under the public utility and traffic laws dealing with mechanical and sanitary conditions of cabs. The bill passed the House last sum mer, but did not receive Senate ap proval until last month. The favor able report of the District Committee, filed by Senator Tydings before ad journment last August, estimated there were more than 4.700 cabs in opera tion at that time, and stated that Washington stood "almost alone" in not requiring taxicab liability insur ance. The report also pointed out that the Utilities Commission endeavored to establish liability requirements in 1929, but a court decision held the commission was without sufficient au thority under the utilities act. a STAMP BILL FACING RUSSELL Postal Officials Will Ask Payment for Letters He Franked. Post office officials said today they wouid ask Horace Russell, resigned general counsel for the Home Owners’ Loan Corp, to pay approximately $280 in postage charges for letters he sent out under the franking privilege prais ing the legal abilities of O. B. Taylor, a former H O. L. C attorney. Mr. Russell resigned his Government post Tuesday after Representative Church, Republican, of Illinois as serted on the floor of the House that the H. O. L. C. attorney had franked "more than a million" praising Mr. Taylor. Ramsay Black, Assistant Postmaster General in Charge of Mailing Priv ileges, said Mr. Russell mailed ap proximately 9.600 frank letters which ordinarily would require approximately $280 postage. Mr. Black said postal officials would make no decision about taking legal action against Mr. Russell until Post master General Farley returns to the Capital next week. Misuse of the Government franking privilege is subject to a fine, on con viction, of not to exceed $300 for each letter mailed. Earlier, Mr. Russell, who resigned Tuesday, announced he will return shortly to his home city of Atlanta to re-enter private law practice. Discussing the incident which led to his resignation, Mr. Russell yester day admitted his action was in bad taste" from a standpoint of legal practices, but added: "I've apologized to the board and I am ready to apologize to 4ny one else. I regret it exceedingly. I am sorry the let ters were sent and I assume full re sponsibility.” Mr. Russell disclosed that as many as 10,000 of the letters had been sent out to H. O. L. C. attorneys in announcement of the retirement" of Mr. Taylor of associate general counsel and in recommendation of his services as a private attorney. Mr. Taylor plans to practice in this city. 300 TONS OF DOCUMENTS TO BE BROUGHT TO U. S. State Department Is Ready for Greatest International Transfer in History. Br the Associated Press. The State Department is all set for the greatest international transfer of documents in modern history. Three hundred tons of valuable papers, many of them over a century old and inti mately linked with the story of the United States, will be brought here from American embassies. Coogan Blocks Mother’s Ouster From Home His Earnings Built tz7 tne Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, April 21.—Jackie Coogan saved his mother and step father today from legal ouster from the luxurious mansion his screen for tune built. "The kid” came to the rescue when he learned that a temporary receiver, appointed after he filed a $4,000,000 accounting suit against Arthur L. and Lillian Coogan Bernstein, was em powered to seize the home, three auto mobiles and personal effects used by the couple. Hurrying to his attorneys’ office late yesterday, 23-year-old Coogan obtained a stipulation whereby his mother and stepfather could remain in possession of the property, pending trial of his suit. However, Receiver John Biby, in full charge of Jackie Coogan Produc tions, Inc., and the Coogan Finance Co., organized during the lifetime of Jackie's father, decided to allow some $4,000 in taxes on real property con trolled by the Bernsteins to become delinquent rather than borrow money to pay them. A hearing on the Bernstein’s peti tion to dismiss the temporary receiver ship is set for tomorrow. Also to be heard is a request by Jackie’s mother for a chance to amend the deposition she gave Monday in which she said her actor son had been a "bad boy” and denied she and his deceased father had ever promised to give him any of his movie earnings. "My memory has been refreshed since I gave the deposition,” Mrs. Bernstein asserted. A factor in refreshing Mrs. Bern stein's recollection, Jackie's attorneys said, was the discovery of records of proceedings in 1922 to have her ap pointed his guardian and set aside half of his earnings for him. This guardianship was dismissed in 1923 when Coogan's parents in formed the court they anticipated the creation of a trust for the investment and preservation of the child star’s estate. Jackie made public last night a letter he said was written in January of last year by his stepfather, Mr. Bernstein, cutting off his credit at a popular Hollywood restaurant. “It was more than embarrassing,” Jackie declared. “I wasn't running up any big bills. Besides, when a man is about to be married he needs to have credit to buy the things neces sary for a wedding and a home.” Jackie was married a few months ago to Betty Grab]* film dancer. G LOYALISTS’ LAST LINKS TO FRANCE Northern Catalonia Towns, Railways and Troop Centers Attacked. FRENCH MEDICAL AID CALLED TO PUIGCERDA Aerial Assaults Coincident With Scheduled Arrival of Men From Barcelona. BACKGROUND — Spanish rebels closing in on Barcelona, provisional seat of the government, from west and south after having cut Loyalist territory by driving to sea at Vinaroz, near Tortosa. Forces of Gen. Francisco Franco have been unable to take key city of Tortosa. however, and drive has been launched southward against Valencia. Bs the Associated Press. PERPIGNAN, Fiance, April 21 — Spanish insurgent airmen today bom barded towns, troop concentrations and one of the principal railways of Northern Catalonia in a drive to smash the remaining land links be tween Catalonia and France. At least 22 civilians were killed and 30 injured at Puigcerda, Pyrenees gateway, where a Catalonian railway reaches the French border at one of the three frontier passes remaining under government control, s Six hours after the noon-hour I bombardment crews digging in the | debris of the railway station and other Puigcerda buildings reported recovery i of 22 bodies swooping low to rain bombs and machine gun bullets. Generalissimo Francisco Franco's planes raided a 40 mile branch railroad between Puig cerda and Ripoll in Upper Gerona Province. This spur from the main line to Barcelona was cut in three places. Three trains in the Puigcerda yards were struck by bombs. One, loaded with "chemical products." from France, burned fiercely. French and Spanish authorities summoned first-aid workers from both sides of the border. Spanish frontier guards, however, refased to permit any except French physicians to cross into Spain and held bark Spanish civilians seeking to flee into France. Reports telephoned to Bourg Madame, France, said the aerial as saults coincided with the scheduled arrival time of troop trains from Barcelona to reinforce government forces against the insurgent push along the frontier. Villages were attacked on either side of the Branch Railway. Bomb6 even fell on isolated farmhouses. Assault Began at Noon. The bombardment of Puigcerda be gan at noon when four bombers and four pursuit planes swept in over the Pyrenees. The attack lasted almost half an hour, with one bomb dropped every minute. Then the planes wheeled and bombed Seo de Urge], 25 miles south west of Puigcerda. French authorities took prompt pre cautions against any spread of the of fensive to French soil. French mobile guards reinforced frontier posts and French anti-aircraft gunners fired red rockets to warn the insurgent airmen. Some of the rockets burst among the planes. The attackers remained on the Spanish side of the border. Eleven bombs fell on French soil January 24 in the last previous bom bardment of Fhiigcerda. Twenty three persons were killed and 17 in jured in Puigcerda in that attack. Spanish frontier guards, apparently acting under orders, formed a strong blockade all along the border, refusing to allow the terror-stricken population to rush across into France. Guards, however, did permit evacuation of some wounded into Bourg-Madame. Insurgents Strike at Madrid. HENDAYE. France. April 21 (A3).— The insurgents are striking with sud den force at the weakened defenses of Madrid and have driven back the government lines in the western out skirts of the long besieged city. Insurgent reports reaching the bor der disclosed that the dormant cen tral front once again was active, with Gen. Franco's troops fighting their way forward in Madrid's suburban west park. : SPENDING p v H^ND.TOOJJ " 'VP «■ CACTUS JACK. THE STAR TO BUY N Purchase Assured When F. C. C. Announces It Has No Jurisdiction. Purchase by The Evening Star News paper Co. of Radio Station WMAL was assured today when the Federal Communications Commission handed down a decision declaring the com mission has no jurisdiction over the purchase by The Star company of the control of the M. A. Leese Radio Corp., owners of the station, from the heirs of the M. A. Leese estate. Under a contract entered into be tween The Star company and the Leese heirs, it was stipulated that if the Communications Commission inter posed no objection or made no ruling forbidding the sale. The Star company would purchase the station within 10 ’ days after the Communications Com ! mission had made known its findings. The commission having rendered such findings, the terms of the purchase contract will be carried out. Station WMAL is now operated by the National Broadcasting Co. under an operating lease from the M A. Leese Radio Corp. This operating lease, it was said today, is not affected under the purchase contract. -• WHEELER CONFERS ON RAIL AID LAWS Senator Talks With Pelley and Harrison on Program for This Session. By the Associated Press. Chairman Wheeler. Democrat, of Montana, of the Seante Interstate Commerce Committee, talked over with representatives of railroad labor and management today the possibili ties for railroad legislation at this ses sion of Congress. His conferees were J. J. Pelley, president of the Association of Amer ican Railroads, and George M. Har rison, president of the Railroad Labor Executive Association. Senator Wheeler was attempting to determine what legislation both man agement and labor would be willing to accept. Little legislation, he said, could be passed this year. However, he Introduced one minor bill to carry out recommendations of the President's special committee on railroads. This bill would end the special low rate which the Government is ac corded by land grant railroads. Sen ator Wheeler estimated the change, to become effective July 1, would in crease the roads’ revenue by about $5,000,000 a year. Because consider able Government bookkeeping would be eliminated, the Montanan said, the cost to the Governemnt would not be proportionately increased. Summary of Today's Star Page. Page. Amusements B-12 Radio _C-5 Comics _C-6-7 Short Story..D-8 Editorials ...A-10 Society _ B-3 Finance .. A-17 Sports ._. . D-l-4 Lost & Found D-5 Woman’s Pg. B-14 Obituary_A-12 FOREIGN. Rebels bombing loyalists’ last links to France. Page A-l 800 dead or missing in Turkish earth quake. . Page A-4 Daladier delays plans to borrow from people. Page A-5 NATIONAL. Postal officials to ask $280 for Russell's franked letters. Page A-l Strikes close 8 Bohn aluminum plants in Detroit. Page A-2 WASHINGTON AND VICINITY. Dr. Brown resigns as G. H. A. medical director. Page A-l President and Dr. Townsend chat for 30 minutes. Page A-l Attack on Government planning de leted by D. A. R. Page A-l Three seized in numbers raid sen tenced in Arlington. Page A-9 Editor warns of "black plague” of censorship. Page B-l Fleeing man nabbed in chase after Keith's robbery. Page B-l EDITORIAL AND COMMENT. Editorials. Page A-l# This and That. - Page A-l# Stars, Men and Atoms. Page A-10 Answers to Questions. Page A-10 The Capital Parade. PageA-11 David Lawrence. Page A-ll Mark Sullivan. PageA-11 Jay Franklin. PageA-11 Delia Pynchon. Page A-ll FINANCIAL. Federal bonds higher (table). Page A-17 Clearings rise sharply. Page A-17 Banks buy Consolidated Edison bonds. Page A-17 Stocks irregular (table). Page A-18 Curb utilities gain (table). PageA-19 Shell Union Oil net lower. Page A-19 SPORTS. , Leonard earns job as slab starter for Nationals. Page D-l Feller is robbed of no-hitter by scratchy single. Page D-l Dean’s arm O. K., all he needs is work, says trainer. Page D-l Dizzy glad to be with only club to have edge on him. Page D-2 Small profit in annexing Derby in spite of big purse. Page D-3 MISCELLANY. Shipping News. Page D-5 Nature’s Children. PageB-15 Vital Statistics. Page C-5 Bedtime Story. Page C-6 Letter-Out. Page C-6 Cross-word Puzzle. Page C-6 Contract Bridge. Page C-7 .After Dark. Page B-8 Jotvs Barred By 3 Nations Live on River By the Associated Press. PRAHA. Czechoslovakia. April 21.— Foreign Minister Kamil Krofta had on his hands today the future of some two dozen homeless Jews, expelled from Austria, denied admittance to Czechoslovakia and Hungary and temporarily sheltered on a French tugboat on the Danube. Krofta promised to investigate the case following appeal by the Zionist Deputy Angelo Goldstein and the* Socialist Ingnaz Schultz. It was reported 51 Jews from the Austrian province of Burgenland were loaded into a launch by storm troop ers and set ashore on the Czechoslovak side of the Danube April 15. Czech authorities, to whom the exodus of Jews has become a problem since the Nazi annexation of Austria, housed them temporarily and sent them across the Hungarian frontier. Some who wandered back into Austria from Hungary were reported loaded into buses, presumably for ex , pulsion at some other point. Others ! were picked up by the tugboat at 1 Rajka, Hungary. Jews sent food and clothing aboard. -. >--■ BOY, 15, PINNED BY TRUCK WRECK Conscious and Screaming, He Is Held Under Vehicle 5 Minutes Before Being Freed. Fifteen-year-old Fred Brens. East Riverdale. Md . was seriously injured today when pinned beneath a milk truck in a collision between that vehicle and a 10-ton cement mixer truck in Mount Rainer. Md. At Casualty Hospital, where he wgs taken after a crowd lifted the truck and extricated him. the boy was be lieved to have fractures of both legs in addition to other injuries. The accident occurred at Thirtieth and Cedar streets. The milk truck was loaded with 300 gallons of milk. The crash destroyed practically the entire contents—75 cases. John A. Dickerson. Massaponax, Va.. driver of the cement truck, was charged with operating with defective brakes and failing to observe a stop sign. The Brens boy was riding on the milk truck as helper. It was driven by William J. Duffy, 3420 Rlwde Island avenue N.E. The boy. conscious and screaming, was pinned beneath the truck for more than five minutes before it was raised enough to pull him free. It was the second serious accident in three days in which a cement truck with bad brakes has figured. The other truck crushed to death a pedes trian when it ran wild at Third street and Pennsylvania avenue N.W. Tues day. DELETED BVD.A.R. Condemnation of Planning Cut Out Prior to Talk by Roosevelt. Only a few hours before they were to receive a personal message from President Roosevelt, the Resolutions Committee of the Daughters of the American Revolution hastily decided today against asking the 4^000 dele gates to their 47th annual Continental Congress to vote condemnation of ‘‘the demand for Government intervention in economic planning,” a demand to which Mr. Roosevelt has paid heed. Such planning "leads inevitably to complete Government control and State Socialism, thus resulting in loss of freedom and oppresion of minorities, as witness European totalitarian gov ernments today,” the resolution as passed by the committee had stated. But Mrs. Robert Johnston, chairman of the committee, asked the delegates to vote only on these propositions (which the convention in Constitution Hall unanimously adopted): "Resolved, that the National Society urge upon the people the great neces sity for their fulfillment of the obliga tions of citizenship and for a compre hensive understanding of the American way of orderly change under law and the administration of justice, that rep resentative government may continue.” Apparently none of the delegates realized that she was voting for a reso lution without whereases, because when Mrs. Johnston, chairman of the Resolutions Committee, read the state ment, the delegates without hesitation shouted a loud and unanimous "yes." The day had opened with a parade to the polls, where ballots were cast in the trienniel voting for national officers. 10 Resolution Adopted. Although 10 other resolutions, some implying disfavor with the adminis tration. were adopted, the excitement which usually goes with their discus sion and the undercurrent of tense ness which customarily marks the day of balloting for national officers were overshadowed by conjecture as to what Mr. Roosevelt planned to say and why he decided to appear before the society. The delegates to the congress, spokesmen for 15,000 members of the society, resolved this morning in favor of: Quick passage of the legislation turning into law the President's wish for a $1,000,000,000 naval expansion. Establishment of an enlisted Army Reserve of 75.000 men. Independence of action in foreign policy, with the country devoted neither to isolation nor to collective security. The activities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A study of the need for expanding (See D. A. R., Page A-4.) Four Sleuths, 6 to 9, Make Good; Arrest and ‘Rewards’ Follow (Picture on page A-7.) Four grinning youngsters who played detective so well during Junior Dis trict Day yesterday that they brought about the arrest cf a colored woman in a housebreaking case appeared be fore the grand jury this morning to tell of their exploits. Being detectives meant more to Jimmy and Glenn Robertson, 9 and 6. respectively, and to Raymond and Richard Collins, 9 and 7, than just play-acting. They were determined to justify the confidence of their friend, Detective Sergt. Watson Salkeld, who looks after the Fifth Precinct Boys’ Club and had presented each with a big, shiny police badge. Accordingly the kids set out on the trail of crime. In the 300 block of Ninth street S.E. they spied a rather poorly dressed colored woman carrying an expensive looking pocketbook. Here was some thing suspicious, Jimmy Robertson Jecided, and the other youthful leuths agreed. They decided to trail her. Pretty soon she opened the purse and began taking out of it pic tures which she tore up and threw away. The boys collected the pieces, put them together and saw they were photographs of white girls. Post haste they ran to the precinct station house. Sergt. Salkeld was there. When they described to him the woman’s appearance he thought he recognised her as one he had ar rested before. * Shortly thereafter the grown-up detective found in the park opposite Providence Hospital the woman the boys had trailed. He arrested her. although she no longer carried the purse. Sergt. Salkeld questioned the wom an, who gave the name of Margaret Long, 51, and she admitted entering the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Hammer, 603 North Carolina avenue S.E., and taking a purse which was later found to belong to Bette Ham mer, 14. Bette, by this morning a fast friend of the four boys, came to the court house with them to testify before the grand jury. She said her wristwatch had been in the purse. It was not recovered. No sooner had the boys come out of the grand Jury room than they began demanding their witness fees. Sergt. Salkeld had told them they would be paid. Not even the lure of a photographer's camera sidetracked them as they dashed to the financial clerk, and each signed a receipt. Glenn Robertson, who is in the first grade, had not yet learned to sign his name, so reaching up the counter, which was scarcely below the level of his head, he made “his mark.'' Each boy received *3. Sergt, Salkeld said the colored wom an had a record which showed 64 ar rests. The Robertson boys live at 314 Ninth street S.E., and the Collins boys at 30S Ninth street S.E. , mum Resignation on April 15 Revealed—No Reason Is Given. SHAFER ANNOUNCES NEWS TO REPORTERS Declares He Knows Cause of Action, but Is Not at Liberty to Disclose It Now. Dr. Henry Rolf Brown, formerly chief of the Tuberculosis Division of the Veterans’ Administration, resigned his past as medical director of embat tled Group Health Association, Inc., April 15, it was learned today. His successor has not been chosen. The reasons were a mystery. It was learned Dr. Brown had been seriously ill with bronchial pneumonia, but he insisted today that he now is in the best of health. Asked why he resigned, Dr. Brown said: "I have other interests.” At Group Health Association, it was said Dr. Brown had resigned, and his resignation had been accepted, but no reasons were assigned for it. Shafer Announces Action, Resignation was disclosed to news paper men at the Capitol by Repre sentative Shafer, Republican, of Mich igan, who has waged a vigorous fight against the G. H. A. in its controversy with the District Medical Society. Mr. Shafer said he knew the reason for Dr. Brown’s resignation, but was not at liberty at this time to disclose it. The action of Dr. Brown came with surprise to the public, and to the thou sands of members of G. H. A. who now are scattered throughout many de partments and agencies of the Govern ment. Formed Medical Staff. I Dr. Brown was the first medical director of Group Health Association and was under fire from organized medical groups, along with other | physicians who had joined G. H. A. ! He organized the medical staff of G. ! H. A. for the clinic which the asso ; elation operates at 1328 I street for its members. Dr. Browi became ill in February, j he said today. He was treated at i Mount Alto Haspital, but improved, ; and has been beck home, for some j time, he said today. He made a trip | recently to New York, and today, he declared, he ”is feeling fine.” Dr. Brown was bom in San Franeis i co, attended McClure Military Acad ! emy. University of California, College | of Medicine of the University of the I City of New York and later did post i graduate work in London, Paris, Vienna and Birmingham, England. ..—.— — m —-... — ‘LITTLE MEN’ JAM U. S. LOAN OFFICE Hundreds of New York Applicants Make Matters Difficult for Hotel Guests. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, April 21— Hundreds of applicants for Federal loans to small business slowed up all other business in the Hotel New Yorker today. The Small Business Men's Asso ciation. offering application blanks and advice to loan seekers, had estab lished its headquarters in the hotel and issued a general invitation to ail who needed help. The response was overwhelming. When the association officers arrived at 6 am. they found the lobby of the hotel jammed with 600 applicants. By noon they had assisted in filling out applications for $5,000,000 in loans and the lobby crowd had overflowed the sidewalk outside. Guests found it difficult to enter or leave the hotel. The telephone switchboards were jammed. The asso ciation had to close its office. Charles Courtney, a director, an nounced six offices scattered over Man hattan would be opened tomorrow to take care of the work. Dog Must Pay Tax. COLUMBUS. Ohio, April 21 Jack, a 12-year-old dog, must pay an inheritance tax on a $500 bequest from his late mistress. Laura Prior bequeathed the sum to Howard Palmer in trust for care of her dog. First in America The Star’s volume of adver tising is the greatest of all the newspapers in the United States. This is largely due to the domination of The Star in cir culation-confidence of its read ers—results produced for its advertisers, and the fact that Washington is one of the best markets in the country for the sale of merchandise. Yesterday’s Advertising (Local Display) Lines. The Evening Star_ 26,549 2d Newspaper. 12,705 3d Newspaper__ 7,798 4?h Newspaper__ 7,703 5th Newspaper_ 6,741 Total 4 Other Papers_ 34,947 The Star will be used today as a guide to Friday’s bargains, most of which may be found In no other newspaper.