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WEATHER. <U. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Fair tonight and tomorrow; possibly a thundershower tomorrow afternoon; little change in temperature; light winds. Tem peratures today—Highest, 73, at 1 p.m.; lowest, 63, at 5:30 a.m. Full report on page A-2. Closing N.Y. Markets—Sales—Page 14 ■" I The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press News and Wirephoto Services. (4*) Means Associated Press. 86th YEAR. No. 34,360. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1938—THIRTY-TWO PAGES. *» ■■■■■ ' ■■■'■ "1 "" ■ ■ 1,1 ' " ' ■1 " 11 1 """"' . - - ^ Entered as second class matter rrvrTTST,''C rirVTC! post office. Washlnaton. D. C. l lllirjJ'j JjA I ft. 1 DIE IN RAIDS UPON CANTON BY JAPAN’S PLANES Rescue Workers Digging in Ruins for Victims Are Machine-Gunned. 1,000 SUFFER WOUNDS; RAIL STATION TARGET Lunghai Line Eastern Terminus Bombed—Kweiteh Occupation Claimed by Nipponese. BACKGROUND— Canton has been port of entry for large supplies of war materials going to Hankow and thence to Chinese armies defending Central China. Japanese have raided Can ton by plane at various times in earlier part of war, as well as Can ton-Hankow Railway. Forces of Gen. Chiang Kai-shek, also obtain ing arms through French Indo china and the Yunnan Railway. By the Associated Press. HONG KONG. May 28 —Official estimates counted 500 persons killed and 1.000 injured in Canton after day long Japanese air raids on the crowded gateway of Southern China. Entire city blocks were reduced to ruins by the devastating raids. The Japanese raiders, flying low over the shattered Wongsha Railway station district, were reported to have followed their attacks by machine gunning rescue workers digging in the ruins for victims. Forty persons were said to have been killed and 50 injured in the hail of machine-gun bullets. The Japanese airmen concentrated their death-dealing projectiles around the Wongsha station of the Hankow Canton Railway line, over which men and munitions have poured into Cen tral China to fight the Japanese in vaders. Railway Main Objective. The railway apparently was the puncipal objective of the bitter attack which spread out to include closelj packed civilian districts. Wongsha was converted into a shambles by four succeeding raids. Then the Japanese airmen turned their attention to the city’s central district in the vicinity of Central Park and the Canton Mayor’s office, narrowly missing the city hospital for the poor. An entire block of houses was reduced to tangled timbers and mortar. The Tungshan residential suburb, formerly the home of Canton’s foreign residents, was next with an uncounted show'er of deadly bombs. Thirty Japanese planes roared over the crowded city twice in the raids. Volunteers were called out during the raid to prevent panic-stricken Chinese refugees from swarming into Shameen, the International Settle ment, for protection. More than 100 bombs, many of them incendiary, were dropped during the attack. Several fires raged in the bombed districts and Chinese crowded to the river bank asking to be admitted to the settlement. Shameen is an island in the river. Two hundred British sailors ready to leave for Hankow were unable to proceed because of the, bombing of the railway. Lunghai Terminus Bombed. HANKOW. May 28 (/Pi—Japanese aerial attacks on Haishow. eastern terminus of the Lunghai Railway, wrecking a women’s school and a church of the Southern Presbyterian Mission, were reported today to the United States Consulate General. No forigners were injured, it was said. The raids Tuesday and Wednes day were the first evidence received here that the Chinese still held the Northeastern Kiangsu city, despite a Japanese landing near the port. American Mission Hit. PEIPING. May 28 (/P).—’The super intendent of -the American Lutheran United Mission at Chumatien, Honan Province, 130 miles south of Cheng chow, reported today that Japanese airmen scored several direct hits on the mission compound in an attack a week ago. Three Chinese were killed In a schoolroom. Kweiteh Taken, Say Japanese. SHANGHAI, May 28 (JP).—'The Jap anese army officially announced the occupation today of Kweiteh after fierce hand-to-hand fighting in the Lunghai Railway city 90 miles west of Buchow. While Japanese forces battled west ward along the Lunghai toward the strategic junction city of Chengchow and fanned out southward through the heart of Honan province, army leaders released an incomplete tabulation of ammunition and equipment seized in the capture of Suchow. They said the properties included 26.000,000 rounds of rifle and machine gun ammunition, 40,000 hand gren ades, 15,000 anti-aircraft gun shells, 60 locomotives and 1,500 freight cars. Japanese forces ranged widely south of the Lunghai, battering at masses of Chinese troops trying to check their offensive against Chengchow. Occupation of Kweiteh removed a major obstacle in the path of the Jap anese westward along the Lunghai. They probably will use it as a base for their push toward Kaifeng, the next large city before Chengchow. Fierce resistance by the Chinese de ■ fenders made the going hard. A Japa nese spokesman in Peiping admitted that Lt. Gen. Kenji Doihara’s division, forced back northeast of Lanfeng, had been completely surrounded by Chi nese troops who constantly were at tacking ‘‘in the most obstinate man ner.” The Chinese sent reinforcements in large numbers to Swatow to guard against a possible Japanese landing, such as the recent one at the South China city of Amoy. The Chinese press reported 60,000 Japanese troops had arrived at Amoy from Formosa while a squadron of Japanese planes was based at Quemoy Island, aff Amoy. Yates Trims Ewing, 3 and 2, To Win British Amateur Title Atlantan Shoots Par on Last 16 Holes to Take Match. Bj the Associated Press. TROON, Scotland, May 28 —dharley Yates of Atlanta today won the British amateur golf championship, beating Cecil Ewing of Ireland in the 36-hole final, 3 and 2. Three up with four to play, the American lost the 33d hole to Ewing’s 8-foot birdie putt, then sank another 8-footer himself on the 34th to take the match. One up at the end of the morning 18 holes, Yates shot even par for the 16 holes of the afternoon round. He was 3 up at 27, lost the twenty-eighth as he got into trouble the only time on the round, then finished with five pars and r, birdie. At the final hole Charley hit a fine mashie niblick shot to within eight feet of the cup, while the giant Irish man was in a trap at the left of the green in 3. Ewing marched into the sand, exploded out nine feet away and knocked the putt into the back of the cup. Then Yates, without an instant’s hesitation, stroked his ball home to win. When the ball vanished into the cup, Johnny Goodman, Chuck Kocsis and Ray Billows, Yates’ mates on the United States Walker Cup team, rushed across the green and hoisted Charley on their shoulders. Francis Ouimet, the Walker Cup cajatain, who was standing on a wall above the six teenth green, jumped down, forced his way through the crowd and shook the Georgian’s hand. The entire gallery of 7,000 set up a terrific shout, disregarded ropes and marshals and mobbed the new cham C. 1.0. THREATENS HP IN DETROIT 24-Hour ‘General Strike’ Protest Voiced Against ‘Police Brutality.’ By the Associated Press. DETROIT, May 28.—Detroit was faced today with a threat of a 24 hour "general strike" by C. I. O. unions as aftermath of rioting at the Amer ican Brass Co. plant in which scores were injured. The strike, labor leaders said, would be in protest of "police brutality and their use as strikebreakers.” Mayor Richard Reading, after re ceiving police reports of the brass company disorders Thursday after noon, announced that police would “continue to act for the preservation of law and order." A second mass demonstration at the brass company was called off by union officials Friday with the announce ment that "next Wednesday we’ll make Thursday’s affair look like a warm-up.” Tracy Doll, United Automobile Workers’ <C. I. O.) official, said that all C. I. O. unions in the Detroit area were considering a proposal for a 24 hour strike if police activity at labor demonstrations is not curbed. Doll said that a delegation of C. I. O. leaders would appear before the City Council next Tuesday to make a for mal protest. Recorder’s Judge John V. Brennan issued a writ of habeas corpus yester day, returnable Saturday noon, for re lease of 28 persons the U. A. W. said were held by police for Thursday’s riot. Approximately 600 union sympa thizers and 175 police were involved in the clash Thursday. Sympathizers had gathered to aid the mine, mill and smelter workers in their picketing pro testing a wage cut. Six policemen and two union members still are in hos pitals. —. — ■ m-— PLUNGES 14 FLOORS Prominent New Yorker Dies After Park Avenue Fall. NEW YORK, May 28 <*>>.—Socially prominent Dr. Robert Burlingham, 50, plunged 14 floors to his death today from the Park avenue apartment of his family. His father, Charles C. Burlingham, former president of the New York City Bar Association, said Dr/ Burl ingham had not been sleeping well and “acted from a sudden Impulse.” CHARLEY YATES. plon, who succeeds Bob Sweeny, the United States-born Londoner. He fell off his high perch and simply stood there until police grabbed him and made a passageway through the crowd to a nearby road. They put him in a police car and took him to the clubhouse. In his first competition over a Scottish course, the Atlantan thus be came the sixth American to win the title, which this year virtually amounted to a world championship. Walter J. Travis, Australian-born but entered from Garden City, N. Y., led off the over-seas parade in 1904. After him came Jesfc Sweetser, in 1926; Bobby Jones. Yates’ fellow townsman who has made Charley his protege, in 1930, the year of his grand (See GOLF, Page A-5.) Injury Received on May 9 Fatal, Bringing 1938 Toll to 33. Five-year-old Richard Bitanga died in Emergency Hospital today of head injuries received when struck by an automobile near his home at 915 Twentieth street N.W. on May 9. Richard was said to have run into the path of the car. driven by Ben jamin C. Johnson, jr., 30. of 1213 M street N.W., when he dashed across the street to join a playmate. His death raised the Distrtetls traffic fatality toll for this year to 33, as com pared to 48 for the same period of 1937. The thirty-first and thirty-sec ond deaths were recorded yesterday and last night. Bicycle Rider Killed. Bartholomew King. 14. of 2812 Sixth street N.E., was killed and his com panion on a “double” bicycle ride in jured critically when their bicycle collided with an automobile on the Franklin Street Bridge, between Sev enth and Tenth streets N.E., last night. The injured boy, Mario Dimiglio. 14. of 618 Girard street N.E., who was riding on the front of the bicycle pedaled by young King, was reported in serious condition today at Sibley Hospital, where he was treated for a possible skull fracture and cut back. Boys Taken to Hospital. Herbert A. Wright, 30. of the 5300 block of First street N.W., said by po lice to have been driving the auto mobile in collision with the bicycle, took the boys to Sibley. His skull and leg fractured, young King died shortly after arrival at the hospital. Earlier yesterday, a 65-year-old man who died in Gallinger Hospital after being struck by a street car at Sev enth and I streets N.W. Thursday night, was identified as William Ran dall, 633 I street N.W. Inquest Tuesday. Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald said inquests in the three fatal acci dents would be held at the District Morgue Tuesday. Mr. Wright. Mr. Johnson and Alton M. Lee. 26, of 1725 New Hampshire avenue N.W.. listed by police as motorman of the street car that struck Mr. Randall, are scheduled to appear at the inquests. The most seriously hurt in other traffic accidents yesterday was Leslie Williams, 10, colored, 2127 Tenth street N.W., who ran from behind a parked car near his home and into the side of a passing automobile. He was treated at Garfield Hospital for a badly lacerated left arm. Sings in Court. LOS ANGELES, May 28 (£>).— Pinky Tomlin, song writer and actor, sang a song in court and won a $2,400 plagiarism suit filed against him by Warner E. Walker, 24, singer and com poser from Mineral Wells, Tex. The ditty Tomlin sang for Judge Clement Shinn yesterday was “chang ing My Ambitions,” which Walker con tended was just another name for his own song “Ambitious For You.” Beich Planes to Yugoslavia. GREIFSWALD. Germany, May 28 OP).—A massed flight of 37 German military planes took off today for Belgrade to give aerial demonstrations at the invitation of the Yugoslav gov ernment during an international avia tion exposition tomorrow. The avia tors will spend the night in Vienna before flying on to the Yugoslav capital. _ Fugitive Grabs Falling Pants; Fearing Gun, Officer Shoots A colored youth who wu out distancing three or four policemen in a brisk dash for freedom late yes terday wasn't going for a gun when he "reached for his hip.” The cry had been raised, however, that the fugitive was armed. Shortly after he made the gesture he was shot through the thigh, police reported, by Pvt. J. W. Carroll of No. 8 pre cinct. The officers captured the youth at Wisconsin avenue and Grant road N.W. and returned him to No. 8 pre cinct, from which he had fled. He was treated at Georgetown Hospital for a flesh wound and held for investiga tion. The youth identified himself as Allen Johnson, 20, of Frederick, Md. He and two companions had been brought to the precinct following an automobile accident at Wisconsin ave nue and Macomb street N.W. Police were questioning Allen about a knife with a 3^-inch blade they found on him when he broke away and Art! Pvt. Carroll and several other officers were approaching the precinct when they saai the youth dash through the door. The policemen gave chase on foot. Somebody shouted, “Look out. he’s got a gun!” the policemen said. The foot race had progressed some six blocks when Allen made the unfor tunate sresture toward his hip pocket. Capt. Lloyd E. Kelly, who investi gated the shooting this morning, asked Allen if he "reached for his hip.” "Yes,” waa the reply, ‘I reached back to grab my pants, which were about to fall off!” . .. Capt. Kelly said he examined the youth’s .trousers and found his belt loops bad parted. HARM REPLIES TO PRESIDENT ON Says He Believes Roosevelt ' Is Misinformed on Its Operation. SINGLES OUT EXAMPLE GIVEN BY EXECUTIVE Declares Speech Did Not State Results Secured Under 1938 Bill Correctly. BACKGROUND— Criticism of tax laws has mount ed steadily from 1936, with undis tributed corporate profits and capi tal gains levies bearing brunt. Last winter House committee recom mended modifications. House com plied, but Senate took more extreme action. After protest from Presi dent, conferees agreed on compro mise. Last night measure became law without his signature. Answering President Roosevelt's at tack on the new tax bill. Mississippi's veteran Democrat. Chairman Harrison of the Senate Finance Committee, said today he believed the President "has been misinformed as to the man ner in which the capital gains tax in the Revenue Act of 1938 operates.” “For example.” Mr. Harrison ex plained, "he gives the following ex ample: •' 'In other words, if you or I sell stocks, which we have held for a few years, at a profit of say $5,000, we have to pay a tax of 15 per cent on that profit; whereas, the man who made a profit of $500,000 on stocks he has owned is required under this new bill I to pay a tax of only 15 per cent, just as you and I would.' Believes President Misinformed. | Senator Harrison said the President concluded from the foregoing example ' that "nobody by any stretch of the imagination, can say that this new i provision maintains the principle of payment in proportion to ability to pay.” "I could agree with the President's i conclusion if the example stated the results secured under the bill correct ly,” Mr. Harrison continued. "Unfortunately, this is not the case, and the President has apparently been misinformed as to thfe'^-bperation of the capital gains tax under the new bill." Cites Own JEpmple. , "For cxemple, if Toa and I art ! married persons and have a capital gain of $5,000 on stock or securities held over two years and no other in come, we will not pay a tax of 15 per cent. We will pay no tax at all. "That is explained because of the fact that a married man is exempt up to $2,500. If he has no other income and he makes $5,000 on a capital gains transaction, under the provisions of the bill, he only has to be taxed on one-half of the $5,000, which is $2,500, and under this law to that amount he is exempt. Therefore, he pays no tax. "If we have a salary of $5,000, and the $5,000 capital gain in addition, our tax will b; $220. The tax on $5,000 salary alone is $80. So, our tax has ■been increased by $140 on account of the $5,000 capital gain and the rate of tax on that gain is therefore less than 3 per cent." With a large proportion of the Sen ■ ate membership listening intently, Senator Harrison began by expressing regret that he found it necessary to disagree or take issue with those of his own party. Will Ask Revision. Earlier Treasury disclosed that the administration will ask the next Congress to overhaul the Federal tax laws completely, codifying and simp lifying them as well as incorporating business levies favored by President Roosevelt. A spokesman said the department < See TAXES. Page‘A-5 ) . — ■ ■ m Busch President of Bolivia. LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 28 <>P).—Bo livia’s constituent assembly yesterday named Lt. Col. Oerman Busch con stitutional President of Bolivia. He had been provisional President of a military junta which assumed control when President David Toro resigned last July 13. ''WtLtjMA.TWW A SURPRISE SHOT!/ "new DEALADMINISRATIQN Victim After Ride Turns Tables On Three Fun-Loving Bandits j ~w Man Leaves Coffee They Bought to Borrow 5 Cents, Calls Police. Three tender-hearted, “fun-loving" bandits had their "kindness” repaid with rather stern measures early today when their victim left a cup of coffee one of them had bought him and tele phoned police on a borrowed nickel to bring about their capture. The unappreciative victim was Sherbit R. Stamper. 29-year-old deliv ery office employe of the Pioneer Laun dry, 920 Rhode Island avenue N.E.. who decided the "fun"-had gone far enough after he was taken for a 25-mile ride into Virginia and robbed of $10. During the robbery, Mr. Stamper said, his shoes were taken off and in spected for more money and hi* coat was tried on by one of the bandits, who gave it back when it didn’t fit. Mr. Stamper, who lives at 1111 (See BANDITS, Page A-6.) .. . ---—.K ■■ ... ... BULLETIN More than a score of members of the Youth Committee Against War appeared at the Pennsyl vania avenue entrance to the White House today and after plac ing seven placards on the fence reading “P. D. R.—You're Pre paring for War—You Fight It”— retreated to the other side of the street on the arrival of police. A large crowd of sightseers were on hand to witness the demonstration. (Early story on Page A-16.) BAD FAITH IS CHARGED TO FRANCE BY TURKS Explanation of ‘Maneuvering’ in Alexandretta Demanded by Ankara Government. By the Associated Press. ” ANKARA, Turkey, May 2*.—Turkey has charged France with “acts of fla grant bad faith,” demanding an ex planation of “maneuvering" in the State of Alexandretta, where an elec tion campaign is in progress, it was disclosed today to the National As sembly. The French government re plied with Assurances, it was said. The campaign for the elections July 25 is “proceeding under pressure of all kinds and the gravity of the situ ation is evident,” the foreign minister said. Syria, including Alexandretta and Lebanon, is supervised by France un der League of Nations mandate. The elections will determine whether Alex andretta is to be Turkish or Arab. Disorders and bloodshed have marked the campaign. Summary of Today's Star Page Page. Amusements B-16 Radio .B-8 Church News, Real Estate, A-10-11-12 B-l to B-3 Comics ..B-14-15 Short Story -B-8 Editorials_A-8 Society -A-7 Finance _A-14 Sports -B-6-7 Garden Page A-13 Woman's Pea Lost & Found B-8 tures -A-7 Obituary-A-6 FOREIGN. 500 killed in Japanese raid upon Canton. Page A-l Spanish rebels heavily bomb Bar celona. Page A-3 Mexican federate pursue Cedillo closely in bush. Page A-3 Quints enjoy first ice cream on 4th birthday. Page A-41 Czechoslovakia hails Benes on 54th, birthday. Page A-4 NATIONAL. Harrison replies to President on taxes. Page A-l Hull warns Kellogg pact remains in force. / Page A-l O’Connell to ask Roosevelt action in Hague fight. Page A-l Norris and King disagree on Morgan's T, V. A. statement. Page A-2 Spending-lending bill faces prevailing wage fight. Page A-2 Big three in auto industry face quick trials. Page A-2 Problems of minority groups before 6 day parley opening here. Page A-5 WASHINGTON AND NEARBI. Victim turns tables on "fun-loving” bandits after ride. Page A-l Woman found unconscious beside B. A O. tracks in N.E. Page A-l Work to start on new traffic artery in Southeast. PageA-15 East Washington study ordered by planning board. Page A-16 House group ends hearings on D. C. appropriations. Page A-16 Series of Memorial Day services start here today. Page A-16 EDITORIAL AND COMMENT. Editorials. Page A-8 This and That. Page A-8 Stars, Men and Atoms. Page A-8 Answers to Questions. Page A-8 The Capital Parade. Page A-9 David Lawrence. Page A-9 Washington Observations. Page A-9 Jay Franklin. Page A-9 Lemuel F. Parton. Page A-9 SPORTS. Mickey Cochrane gets the laugh in feud with Jimmy Dykes. Page B-6 Welter fight postponements delay Louis-Schmeling plans. Page B-6 Brilliant field assured for 500-mile auto race classic. Page B-6 Zamperini case Indicates need for clean-up by A. A. U. Page B-7 Yaross to give accurate line on Abrams’ ripg caliber. Page B-7 Yates gives Sargeant credit for his golfing prowess. Page B-7 MISCELLANY. Service Orders. Page A-9 Nature’s Children. Page B-8 Shipping News. Page B-8 Vital Statistics. Page B-8 Bedtime Story. Page B-14 Letter-Out. p*6« B-14 Cross-Word Punde. PageB-l4 Contract Bridge. Page B-ll A SHERBIT R. STAMPER. —Star Staff Photo. 11(1_ House Member 'Glad to Be Back in U. S.’ After Melee in Jersey City. By the Associated Press. Representative Jerry O’Connell, Democrat, of Montana said today he would ask President Roosevelt to take some personal action in behalf of an investigation of alleged infringements of civil liberties in Jersey City, N. J. Returning from his second unsuc cessful attempt to address a mass meeting there in defiance of Mayor Frank Hague, the 29-year-old Con gressman said he had been invited to the White House to ‘‘discuss the situa tion” and would make an appoint ment as soon as possible. The President recently referred a letter from O'Connell to Attorney General Cummings, who subsequently announced that the Justice Depart ment was investigating. Representative O'Connell's first statement on reaching Washington this morning was “I’m glad to be back in ‘America.” He was 'accompanied by his wife, who said she was badly bruised when knocked down by two policemen in the crowd which assem bled at Pershing Field last night. The Montanan termed “an absolute lie” the description of the meeting which Daniel Casey, Jersey City di rector of public safety, was quoted as giving. The congressman described Police Chief Harry Walsh, who directed O’Connell’s seizure, as “an cad-fash ioned type of policeman who wants to badger you all the time.” Police Rescue O'Connell. Bs the Associated Press. JERSEY CITY, N. J„ May 28.— Representative Jerry O'Connell, frus trated in a second attempt to speak in Mayor Frank Hague’s bailiwick, and rescued by police from a fist-swinging, pro-Hague crowd, said today he would (See O’CONNELL, Page A-6.) Miss Louise Zimmerman Is Discovered Unconscious in Northeast Area. Found lying unconscious beside railway tracks at Minnesota avenue and Galt street N.E. late last night. Miss Louise Zimmerman, 34. of 1212 Kenilworth street N.E.. lay in Cas ualty Hospital today, apparently suf fering from hysteria and unable to tell police what had happened to her. Physicians were puzzled by Miss Zimmerman's condition. There were no marks of violence on her body. Hospital attaches said her apparent hysteria might result either from nervous shock or from a brain con cussion. which might have been in duced by a "sandbag" blow on the head without leaving an apparent wound. Her sister. Mrs. J. G. Veihmever, with whom she made her home, be lieved the stricken woman may have been held up as she was walking home from work last night and stunned by the shock. Miss Zimmerman was of a high-strung, nervous temperament, she said. Police said Miss Zimmerman's purse was missing when she was discovered. Her sister said Friday was pay day at the Acme Laundry, Minnesota and Foote streets N.E., where Miss Zim merman worked, and the missing purse undoubtedly contained her week's pay. It was not unusual for her to work as late as 11 o’clock on Friday nights. Mrs. Veihmeyer said. Ross Henderson, 34. of 4119 Haves street N.E., found the woman lying unconscious about 2 feet from the Baltimore & Ohio tracks, and called police at 11:05 p.m. The spot where she was found was on MisS Zimmer man's usual route home from work, her sister said. Casualty Hospital physicians said a crowd had gathered around the strick en woman when the hospital ambu lance arrived, and pointed out her pocketbook might have been picked up by some by-stander. A flashlight, which she apparently used to light her way home, still lay beside her. Police were examining this for fingerprints. Groaning and moaning on her hos pital bed, to which she was tied by the wrists to prevent her falling out. Miss Zimmerman opened her eyes when spoken to today, but was unable to speak coherently. Physicians ex pected her to become fully conscious some time during the day. Capt. Hugh Groves of the eleventh precinct and Detective Buck Berry at tempted to question Miss Zimmerman shortly before noon, but without re sult. Miss Zimmerman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zimmerman, live at Fair view Beach, Va. WINS PLANE PAYMENT Jury Awards Hall $40,000 for Commissions in China. LOS ANGELES, May 28 (4>).—Bert Hall, war-time aviator and adventurer, was awarded $40,000 in commissions for his services in selling 20 airplanes to the Chinese nationalist government in 1931. A Jury ruled in favor of Hall yester day. The Douglas Aircraft Co. con ceded Mr. Hall assisted in the sale, but valued his services at only $3,000. Burglars Bind Watchman, 65, And Loot Chevy Chase Club Burglars broke Into the Chevy Chase Country Club, bound a 65-year-old night watchman and escaped with $150 in cash and 11 quarts of whisky shortly after 3 -- o’clock this morning. The money was taken from a strong box which was broken open with an iron bar after the men found it in the office of the ex clusive club, lo cated at Bradley lane and Con necticut avenue, in Chevy Chase, Md. W. F. Drlrttri William F. Drinkard. the watchman, told Montgomery County police he was preparing to make his rounds soon after the club closed for the night A When ne was seized ay mui UI men in a hallway on the club’a main floor. He said they tied him up with nap kins, tablecloths and towels taken from the dining room and then rifled the office. After robbing the strong box, the men broke open a door leading to the bar and smashed a locked cabinet door and stole the liquor. A number of checks the men found in the strong box were burned in a nearby wash basin. Mr. Drinkard said the men left by the front door after taking the liquor. He escaped from his bonds about 15 minutes later and telephoned police. He was not injured. Officers said Mr. Drinkard was un able to tell whether the men were white or colored because the hall in which he was seised was dark. They found that the men gained entrance through the door to an old furnace room. k POWERS RECEIVE HULL WARNING ON CZECH VOTE EVE Kellogg Pact Signatories Reminded Treaty Is Still in Force. RESTATES U.S. INTEREST IN CONDITION OF WORLD Statement by Secretary of State, Given to Press. Has Yet to Go to Governments. Bv CONSTANTINE BROWN. A warning shot to the nations which might disturb the world's peace was fired today by Secretary of State Cor dell Hull. Fearing that tomorrow's elections in Czechoslovakia might ignite the powder keg in Central Europe, Mr. Hull issued an official statement re minding the signatories of the Kellogg pact that that peace instrument is still in force. Text of Statement. The statement follows: "With reference to the critical situa tion involving countries in Central Europe. I desire to say that the Gov ernment of the United States has been following recent developments with dose and anxious attention. "Nearly 10 years ago the Govern ment of the United States signed at Paris a treaty providing for the re nunciation of war as an instrument of national policy. There are now par ties to that treaty no less than 63 countries. In that treaty the con tracting parties agree that ‘the settle ment or solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be which may arise among them shall never be sought except by pacific means.’ That pledge is no less binding now than when it was entered into. It is bind ing upon all of the parties. Cannot Shut Our Eves. "We cannot shut our eyes to the fact that any outbreak of hostilities any where in the world injects into world affairs a factor of general disturbance the ultimate consequence of which no man can foresee and is liable to in flict upon all nations incalculable and permanent injuries. "The people of this country have in common with all nations a desire for stable and permanent conditions of peace, justice and progress and & most earnest desire that peace be main tained. no matter where or in what circumstances there may be contro versies between nations." It was made clear at the State De partment that this statement of the Secretary of State has not reached yet a ' diplomatic status." It has been given to the press only and has not been communicated to the various foreign offices in an official form. In the event that the situation be comes more acute over the week end the State Department is expected to take further and probably more con crete steps. Invoked in Ethiopia. The Kellogg pact was brought out of musty archives at the beginning of the Italo-Ethiopian conflict when both Italy and Ethiopia were reminded that they, as signatories of the Paris pact, were under ti e obligation to settle their dispute by pacific means. A similar action is contemplated by the United States Government In the event tomorrow's election takes a turn which might make a German Czechoslovak conflict inevitable. Official quarters have not disclosed yet whether they have in mind some thing more drastic than the reminder issued today by the Secretary of State. | but it is believed that some further ! steps may be considered if the Secre tary's statement falls upon deaf ears | in Berlin—as observers believe it will. THREE-WEEK CAMPAIGN OPENED BY DE VALERA Irish Prime Minister Determined to Seek Clear Mandat# for Policies. Ey the Associated Press. DUBLIN. May 28.—Determined to seek a clear mandate to carry on his policies. Prime Minister Eamon de Va lera today plunged into a three weeks' campaign for election of a new Dail Eireann or lower house of Parliament. Dissolution of the Dail Eireann was announced yesterday and new general elections were called for June 17. Defeat in a snap vote Wednesday over creation of an arbitration board to deal with civil servants grievances caused the decision, though under the constitution new elections were not mandatory. BYRNS IS CANDIDATE House Seat Sought by Son of Late x Speaker. NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 28 (>P).— Joseph W. Byrns, Jr., was in the race today for the Democratic nomination for Congress from the Hermitage dis trict represented by his father, the late Speaker of the House, for 28 years. The 34-year-old Byrns, announcing his candidacy last night, said he stood "Where my father stood—I am for Roosevelt.” He will oppose Representative Rich ard M. Atkinson, incumbent. PRESIDENT ARRIVES Will Spend Quiet Week End at Home of Mother. HIGHLAND, M. Y., May 28 <£>).— President Roosevelt arrived here at 7:30 a.m. (E. S. T.) today and went at once by motor car to Hyde Park to spend a quiet week end at his mother'# home.