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Support for Senator Is
Pledged by Hancock in
North Carolina.
Jj the Associated Press.
RALEIGH, N. C.. June 8.—Tardy
returns increasA the majority of
Senator Robert R. Reynolds for re
nomination close to 100,000 today.
Unofficial tabulations from 1,661 of
1,862 precincts in Saturday’s Demo
cratic primary gave Senator Reynolds
275,402 votes, and his opponent, Rep
resentative Frank W. Hancock, jr.,
Mr. Hancock sent Senator Reynolds
a congratulatory telegram pledging
him support in "every effort to ad
vance the social and economic wel
fare of our people.”
The nomination is equivalent to
Both Senator Reynolds and Mr.
Hancock ran as New Deal support
ers. Mr. Hancock criticized his op
ponent for traveling a great deal in
foreign countries and called him a I
“playboy.” Senator Reynolds ignored j
Mr. Hancock in his campaign!
Winborne Is Winner.
In the only State-wide race besides
the Reynolds-Hancock contest. Utili
ties Commissioner Stanley Winborne
defeated Paul Grady of Kenly, a for
mer legislator, on the basis of re
turns from more than three-fourths
of the State's precincts.
The vote in 1,565 precincts: Mr.
Winborne, 217,469; Mr. Grady, 163,
The congressional races:
Second district, 103 or 119 pre
cincts—Representative John H. Kerr,
23,375; Troy T. Barnes, 13,890.
Third, 127 of 158—Representative
Graham A. Barden, 21151; Charles L.
Abernethy, jr., 11,409.
Fifth, 112 of 141—A. L. Folger. 20.
033; George Fulp, 4,880; Marshall C.
Kurfees, 10,503.
Sixth District Result.
Sixth, complete—R. H. Watkins,
358; Geoige Penny, 2,917; J. O. At
kinson, jr., 6,796; Lewis E. Teague,
10,360; Bamie P. Jones, 4.672: Bruce
H. Carraway, 983; Oscar G, Barker, j
8 970; Edney Ridge, 6,847.
Eighth, 191 of 202—George Ross, |
8.057; Roland F. Beasley. 9.278: C. B.
Deane, 12,861; Giles Y. Newton, 1,363;
William O. Burgin, 12,153.
Tenth, 245 of 261—Representative
A. L. Bulwinkle, 34,940; Hamilton C.
Jones, 31,718.
Eleventh, 204 of 250—Representa
tive Zebulon Weaver, 30,215; R. L.
Whitmire, 19,875,
Run-off primaries July 2 will be
necessary in both the sixth and eighth
districts, in which Representatives W.
B. Umstead and Walter Lambeth did
ndt ask renomination.
Thompson Leads Leary.
RALEIGH. N. C., June 6 {&).—With
only two precincts missing, C E.
Thompson of Elizabeth City led Her
bert Leary of Edenton, 11,107 to 10.622,
for the first district judgeship on the i
basis of unofficial returns from Sat- 1
Urday’s Democratic primary.
The two missing precincts were In i
Dare County.
Race for Solicitor.
WP).—Three candidates ran a neck
and-neck race for solicitor of the first
district on the basis of incomplete and
unofficial returns from Saturday's
Democratic primary.
With returns from 80 of 103 pre
fects reported, the vote was: John
B. McMullan, Elizabeth City, 5,073;
Bam Blount, Washington. 5,263; Ches
ter Morris, Currituck. 5,832, and J. C.
Meekins, Columbia, 1,122. •
45,000-T0N SHIPS
Prance Will Stick to 35,000-Ton
War Vessel Limit, However,
It Is Understood.
By tLe Associated Press.
PARIS. June 6,—France was re
ported willing today to give the
United States and Great Britain free
hands to increase the size of their
warships to 45,000 tons and the caliber
of their guns to 16 Inches.
The government was understood to
be satisfied with the plans of the
other two signatories to the 1936 Lon
don naval treaty, although France
herself will stand by the pact’s 35,000
ton limit.
As long as France is closely allied
with Britain and neither Germany nor
Italy build larger warships, it was
explained, no need is felt for France
to divert much-needed defense re
sources from the army to'the navy.
Two 35,000-ton battleships France
now is building, however, will be
armed with 15-inch guns instead of
the 14-inch caliber set as a maximum
by the London treaty.
The United States and Great
Britain will announce shortly an
agreement on the size of new super
battleships and the heavy guns they
will carry, a State Department official
said yesterday. He could not tell de
ROME, June 6 (A*).—Well-informed
sources yesterday reported Marshal
Italo Balbo, black-bearded Governor
of Libya, soon would be appointed
Viceroy of Ethiopia to succeed the
ailing Di.ke of Aosta.
The Royal Duke, who became
Viceroy December 22, has been In 111
health much of the time since reach
ing Ethiopia and dispatches from
Addis Ababa said he was planning
to leave Monday for Italy.
House considers minor legislation.
Senate in recess.
Joint Committee continues study of
wage-hour legislation.
Will consider miscellaneous bills.
Conferees probably will meet on
work relief bill.
Conferees on wage-hour bill prob
ably will continue work.
Begins debate on last deficiency ap
propriation bill.
Judiciary Committee considers mis
cellaneous bills 10:30 a.m.
► Rules Committee considers Camp
•prings airport bill 10:30 ajn.
Looking for ‘the Birdie’
So that Ed F, Brown (6 feet 9\{2 inches), a Capitol police
man assigned to guarding Vice President Garner, can better
see “the birdie,’’ Clarence Jackson <5 feet 1 inch), news pho
tographer, climbs aloft before snapping his camera.—A. P. Photo.
Mrs. Howard Is Speaker at
Final Luncheon of Club
More than 400 civic leaders and rep
resentatives of clubs in the District of
Columbia Federation of Women’s
Clubs observed District Day at t^ie
Federation's final luncheon of the
season Saturday.
Discussing ‘’The Little- Kingdom
Within the Republic^’ Mrs. Georgette
Ross Howard termed Washington “the
most fascinating place in the world.”
“It offers everything,” the guest
speaker declared. “There are society
and politics, and so many things can
be enjoyed here without cost.”
In tracing the history of the District,
Mrs. Howard pointed out that the local
share of the cost of running the Dis
trict are increasing while the Federal
share has shrunk. She also called at
tention to the District’s high death
rate from tuberculosis and spoke hope
fully of the new program of slum
Mrs. Dunbar Guest.
Mrs. Saidte Orr Dunbar, president of
the General Federation of Women’s
Clubs and guest of honor at the lunch
eon, called on the women & work on
the Federation’s program for next
year, "adjusting democracy to human
welfare.” She stressed the value of
organization and the importance of
unity among women.
Representative Jenckes of Indiana
spoke briefly of her interest in meas
ures affecting Women and the home.
'What I have learned In my home,”
she said, ■"has been the thing which
has made me of whatever value I have
been to you.”
Mrs. Lloyd W. Biddle, retiring presi
dent. presided at the meeting and In
troduced Mrs. Ernest Humphrey
Daniel, who succeeds her.
Others At Head Table.
Ot^er guests at the head table In
cluded Mrs. Howard L. Hodgkins, di
rector to the general federation; Mme.
Cantacuzene. president of the League
ot Republican Women; Col. Dan I.
Sultan and Mrs. Sultan, F. G. Addison,
|r.; L. A. Carruthers, Miss Sibyl Baker,
Mrs. Claude Fuller, Mrs. Wilbur W.
Hubbard, president of the Woman's
National Democratic Club; Mrs.
Leonor Reed, Mrs. Arthur C. Watkins,
Mrs. Lloyd A. Morrison, Mrs. Ellis
Logan, Mrs. John W. Frltsell, Mrs.
Edgar B. Meritt, Mrs. Pierce B. Ash
burn. Mrs. W. W. Husband, Mrs. Hor
ace Phelps, Mrs. Charles P. Keyser,
retiring treasurer of the federation;
Mrs. La Verne Beales, Mrs. Ruth Snod
grass, Mrs. TUman B. Parks, Mrs.
Henry Fenno Sawtelle, Mrs. A. A.
Ludwig and Mrs. Leon Truesdell.
Edwin Steffe sang a group of songs,
Including "The Star Spangled Ban
ner,” accompanied by Claude Robeson.
There also were selections by Miss
Anne O’Brien, harpist, and Miss Mary
Howe Wallis, violinist, and by the
choral unit of the District of Columbia
Order of the Eastern 8ter. The Met
ropolitan Police Boys' Club Band
opened the program.
Moon Jumps
6Track99 Earth
Gets Blame
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, June 5. — The moon,
Astronomer Harold Spencer Jones said
today, has jumped Its track.
"And It’s all the earth’s fault," the
astronomer told a meeting of the Royal
Observatory of Greenwich.
“It took us years to pin this on the
earth,’’ he said. “The apparent devia
tion now is greater than at any time
since records have been kept."
The moon’s course is plotted by the
earth’s time and the earth’s time is
reckoned by its rotation, Mr. Jones
explained. ,
Somewhere an unknown gigantic
brake has suddenly been clamped on
the spinning world, slowing it down,
he said. - <
Dr. Martin Davidson, presidents of
the British Astronomical Association,
estimated this slowing down prases
was going on at the rate of about a
thousandth of a s»ond every century.
New President
Senior* Attend Service* in
Foundry M. E. Church.
Special Music Given.

Eight-six seniors of the Washington
College of Law heard a baccalaureate
sermon yesterday by the Rev. Fred
erick Brown Harris, pastor of Foundry
M. E. Church, at the church.
Dr. Harris pointed out that "a good
future” is not assured "simply by good
laws,” but by the development of char
acter. Justin Lawrie, choirmaster,
directed a special musical service.
Miss Joyce Hitch and Miss lone Hoff
man were guest soloists.
-0 ..
The Lincoln civic Association will
give a dinner in honor of its president,
Dr. Edward F. Harris, at 8 o’clock to
night in the Liberty Baptist Church,
Twenty-third and I streets N.W.
George T. Beacon, former president
of the Georgetown Citizens’ Associa
tion, will act as master of ceremonies.
The speakers will Include Charles M.
Thomas, president of the Federation
of Civic Associations: Dr. Garnet C.
Wilkinson, first assistant superin
tendent of schools, and Dr. C. Herbert
Marshall, president of the Rock Creek
Citizens' Association.
Man Slashes Wrists and
Takes Poison Day Before
Aid Arrives.
John Fyfe, 58, who slashed his
wrists and drank poison Wednesday
in a fit of despondency, died in Cas
ualty Hospital yesterday.
His son, John Fyfe, Jr., explained
today that the hospital bills incurred
after an accident which crippled his
left hand last October, combined with
the fact he couldn’t go back to work,
preyed on his mind.
"We tried to convince him every
thing would be all right," the son said.
"We were fairly certain the hospital
bills would be cared for by the United
States Employes Compensation Board
and that he was entitled to retirement
pay, but he evidently didn't believe
Employed at the Capitol heating
plant, Mr. Fyfe reported to the Com
pensation Board on October 14, 1937,
that he had injured his hand while at
work. The letter allowing the claim
and providing for payment of the hos
pital bills arrived at the Fyfe home,
302 Tennessee avenue N.E., the day
after Mr. Fyfe was found lying on
the floor with his wrists cut and an
empty poison bottle at his side.
In explaining the interval of eight
months between the time of the in
jury and the approval of the claim
for compensation, Mrs. Jewel W. Swof
ford, chairman of the board, said:
"We were trying desperately to help
him. He had a poor case until we
gave him the benefit of every doubt.”
She explained that because of Mr.
Fife’s fiije work record, the claim
was not turned down immediately, al
though no proof could be found that
the accident had occurred on the Job.
After a number of investigations, the
claim was allowed. The compensa
tion, amounting to $116.66 a month
from the time Mr. Fyfe was no longer
paid on his Job up to his death, will be
paid to Mrs. Fyfe.
A verdict of suicide was issued by
the coroner’s office.
Judiciary Committee for Inquiry
Into Trend in Industry
and Finance.
By the Acnocitled Prws.
The Senate Judiciary Committee
approved today a broad investigation
of monopolistic trends in industry
and finance.
The inquiry would be made by a
committee composed of six members
of Congress and five representatives
of Federal agencies. A fund of $500,
000 would be authorised for costs.
Committee members said the in
vestigation approved followed out
lines of President Roosevelt's recent
message to Congress as embodied in
a resolution by Senator O'Mahoney,
Democrat, of Wyoming.
Senator Burlce, Democrat, of Ne
braska. a member of the Judiciary
Committee, said three members of
both the House and Senate would
serve along with representatives of
the Treasury, Commerce and Justice
Departments and the Federal Trade
and Securities Commissions in mak
ing the study.
Senator Burke said the investiga
tion, intended to furnish a back
ground for possible revision of pres
ent anti-trust laws, probably would
get under way shortly after Congress
adjourns. A report would be made at
the next session.
The Nebraska Senator said $100,000
of the funds would be made available
to the joint committee with the re
maining $400,000 to be allocated
among Federal agencies by the Presi
dent on “recommendation of the
Defendant Accused of Slashing
Peacemaker1 In Tight.
Accused of having slashed a peace
maker in a fight with some kind of
sharp Instrument. Ralph V. Weaver,
35, of 1841 Kalorama road N.W., was
held to the grand jury on a charge of
assault with a dangerous weapon
when arraigned today in Police Court.
Judge Walter J. Casey set bond at
The defendant is accused of cut
ting Melvin Selby, 35, of 430 Burns
street S.E., when the latter intervened
last Friday night In an argument be
tween Weaver and an unknown man
at a poolroom in the 110 block of
Eighth street S.E.
Metropolitan Players Will Give
Two Performances.
The Metropolitan Players, com
posed of young people of the Metro
politan Presbyterian Church, will pre
sent a three-act play entitled “Aunt
Tillie Goes to Town” at 8:15 p.m. to
morrow and Wednesday in the church,
Fourth and B streets S.E.
J. Edmond Veitch, Shakespearean
actor, is directing the pefformances
Miss Janet Wert* heads a cast of 11.
Slump Looms in Panda Market
As Prices Spur Chinese Hunts
Chicago Daily News Foreign Correspondent.
CHENGTU, Szechuan Province,
June 6.—Unless all signs fail the
United States is about to be glutted
with giant pandas. Ever since word
got around that the fancy prices paid
in Chicago were offered elsewhere fbr
captive pandas. West China has been
panda conscious. The result is that
more pandas, dead and alive, are
brought to Chengtu than one can
shake a stick at.
Already five live pandas are behind
bars in and around Chengtu awaiting
shipment to America and Europe.
Another is en route to the United
States as a passenger on the President
Lincoln, and still another Is remaining
here as a permanent guest of the
Chinese government. If rumors from
tbs hills may be believed, other pandas
are on the verge of capture.
Two years ago then were no pandas
In captivity. Today there are eight,,
Including one in the Brookfield Zoo
In Chicago. And there are plenty
more where these came from.
Panda pelts ai#a drug on the mar
ket. Yesterday I was offered low,
at eight American dollars apiece,
with skulls thrown in.
Pandas are not rare. It was not
until Mrs. William Harknees came
out here a couple of years ago that
the mountain-dwellers realised that
the critters were of any use to any
body, and that they could get more
fun and profit from chasing pandas
than from collecting herbs or bamboo.
The most difficult job is not to ac
quire a panda, but to keep it alive
and to get out of the country through
the barriers of official red tape. Mrs.
Harkness arrived here by air on
Friday from New York to take pos
session of a 40-pound female panda
cub captured for her by Quentin
Young. * youthful Chinese-American.
Floyd Tangier smith, a collector for
British and American boos, is waiting
lure with two males and one female
for opportunities to ship them to
England and! America. He Is the
bard-luck mam of the'panda industry.
Of the eightjlive pandas be has ac
quired in the post two years four have
died and mm has reached its destina
(CwriOOt IMS. tr CMesgo Dally News.)
Two Men Shot in Gun Battle
in Baltimore Yards,
One by Accident.
Police and railroad worker* today
watched incoming freight trains for
three men who escaped after a Balti
more gun battle in which a Baltimore
& Ohio Railroad telegrapher and a
special policeman were wounded.
Baltimore police said Herbert C.
Fornwaldt, S3-year-old telegrapher,
was wounded seriously when shot ac
cidentally by Special Officer Harry S.
Lins, 43. in returning the fire of a
black-mustached gunman who had
shot him in the arm.
From hi* bed in the Baltimore City
Hospital, Mr. Fornwaldt described the
gun battle to Police Capt. John W.
Robinson. The officer said Mr. Forn
waldt told him that Mr. Lins, a special
policeman employed by the B. & O.,
brought two colored men and a white
man into his telegraph tower in the
Bay View yards about 4:30 am. today
and told the white man to put up his
"The white man pullet) a revolver
from his pocket," Mr. Fornwaldt was
quoted as saying, "and started to shoot
at the officer. The officer pulled out
his revolver and shot at the white
man, accidentally shooting me in the
abdomen and right leg, as I was in the
line of fire.”
Officer Lins, whq had believed Mr.
Fornwaldt was wounded by bullets
from the black-mustached white man's
gun instead of his own, said he be
lieved he wounded the gunman in the
leg when he emptied his pistol at the
three men as they ran into nearby
A colored man believed to be one of
the two involved in the battle was
captured by Albert Livingston, fireman
on a passing freight train, who jumped
from his 'locomotive cab when he »aw
the man running along the tracks.
The gunman who wounded Officer
Lins was believed to be the same man
who held up a Pennsylvania Railroad
officer yesterday at Edgemere, near
Baltimore, and took his service re
Xnhn Say* 2,000 Will Be Sent to
Mayor Hague’* ‘Anti-Red’
Demon*tratioi# Tonight.
By the Associated Press.
ANDOVER, N. J., June 6.—Bundes
fuehrer Fritz Kuhn has announced the
German-American Bund would open
10 new camp* in the United States
this summer to bring to 32 the na
tional total.
Mr. Kuhn told a crowd of about
1.000 persons at the celebration of the
first anniversary of Camp Nordland
he would send 2.000 members of the
uniformed ordnungs dienat (camp po
lice) to march in an "anti-Red” dem
onstration called by Mayor Frank
Hague in Jersey City tonight.
"We could send 20,000 marchers,”
Mr. Kuhn said as he reported he had
been invited to have a bund delega
tion in the "Americanism" pageant to
be reviewed by Gov. A. Harry Moore.
United States Representative Mary T.
Norton, Jersey City Democrat; United
States Senator John Milton. Jersey
City Democrat, and Mayor Hague.
Mr. Kuhn asserted the bund camp
movement had grown at a fast rate
during the last year despite attacks
“from the brains of diabolical human
Present for the first time in the j
regular camp parade was a green flag
on which was a small picture of Hit
ler between intercrossed United States
and swastika flags and a “hell Hitler”
Eight, Including Two Honeymoon
Couplea, Injured Slightly in
Another Accident.
E> the Associated Eresi.
RICHMOND, Va.. June 6.—Mrs. J.
A. Hulcher, 50, of Olen Allen, wife of
a railroad engineer, was killed in
stantly yesterday when her automo
bile collided with a heavy truck on the
Rlchmond-Washington highway, south
of Ashland.
State Trooper W. T. Henderson said
the truck was driven by J. E. Perry,
jr., of Tyner, N. C., who was not in
jured. He was placed under $l,y)0
bond pending trial next Saturday on
an involuntary manslaughter charge.
Eight persons were injured when
two automobiles collided head on in
another accident near Ashland. None
was seriously hurt.
The injured were: Mr. and Mrs.
Russell S. Harrison of Popular Branch.
N. C.: Dr. and Mrs. R. N. O’Dell, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Wolfe, Morris O’Dell
and Miss Beatrice Henderson, all of
Charles Town, W. Va.
Officer Henderson said the Har
risons and Dr. and Mrs. O’Dell were
on honeymoon trips.
Director of Gh W. Library Science
Division to Retire After 32
Tears’ Service.
Dr. Alfred Schmidt, director of the
division of library science at George
Washington University, will be given
a testimonial banquet tomorrow night
by the George Washington Library
Science Alumni Association.
A member of the George Washing
ton University faculty for the last 33
years, Dr. Schmidt plans to retire
next fall to devote his time to com
pletion of a work on the history of the
world’s libraries. He lives at 35 Bryant
street N.W.
The banquet will be held at 7:30
p.m. at the American Association of
University Women’s Club, 1634 X
street N.W.
Racket Trial Postpones.
NEW YORK, June 6 (IP).—'The trial
of J. Richard “Dixie” Davis and 14
others accused of controlling the pol
icy game racket in New York City
was postponed indefinitely today by
the State Supreme Court. The action
was taken at the request of the district
attorney’s office because of a super
seding Indictment renaming the same
defendants and adding to their num
ber Jamil J. Hines, powerful Tam
many dfcrict leader.
Mistook White House for Movie
The White House looked like a movie palace to them, these
youngsters—James Applegate, 14, of Richmond, Va„ and his
cousin, Morgan Bissette, 15, of Rocky Mount, N. C.—told police
when they were caught climbing over the iron fence at 1600
Pennsylvania avenue last night. They had hitch-hiked here
to see the sights and were taking what they thought was a short
cut to a good show, they said.
This picture was made at the Receiving Home, where they
were held today awaiting ivord from their parents.—A. P. Photo.
Federal Ownership Held
Best Solution by Senate
Hearing Witness.
B» the Associated Pres*.
Willard Bliss, a spokesman for a
C. I. O. union of communications
companies' employes, suggested to a
Senate committee today that the Gov
ernment take over telegraph com
panies and operate them as part of
the postal service.
Mr. Bliss, vice president of the
American Communications Associa
tion. testified at an Interstate Com
merce Subcommittee’s hearing on a
resolution by Senator Neely, Demo
crat. of West Virginia for an inves
tigation of “monopolistic tendencies”
in the telegraphic communications
When Br. Bliss urged the com
mittee to approve the resolution.
Chairman Bone said a decision prob
ably would be delayed until next ses
' “The telegraph industry is becoming
more restricted and tends to be a
dying industry.” Mr. Bliss said. "The
only solution is for the Government
to take it over.”
“You would not want the Govern
ment to take over a losing business,
would you?” asked Senator Bone.
"No, but telegraph communica
tions are part of the national economy
and definitely a public service sim
ilar to postal service,” Mr. Bliss an
Senator Neely’s resolution proposes
an inquiry also into understafling.
employment conditions and wages.
Jane Smith, slim blond from New
York City, testified that Western Un
ion Teletype operators had faced a
“speed-up system” during the last
two years which had increased their
average from 50 messages an hour
“to 80 and as many as 120 messages.”
“This has caused nervous break
downs of some of the operators,” she
Mr. Bliss and Joseph Rabouski.
New York City messenger boy. testified
messengers “earned as little as 13
cents an hour” and had to pay for
their uniforms and maintain their
Beoeption Marks 29th Year at
Fifth Baptist Church and
40 in Ministry.
An appreciative congregation gath
ered en masse last night to honor
the man who has headed their church
for 29 years—the Rev. Dr. John E.
Briggs, pastor of the Fifth Baptist
Speaking at the evening service,
the Rev. Mr. Briggs said the real
reward of a minister "comes in watch
ing people develop and grow under
Christian Influence.”
“A man who is looking for a soft
place, an easy time, a big name or
a fat salary should not enter the
ministry.” he declared.
The church reception also marked
completion of 40 years’ work as a
minister for Dr. Briggs. During that
time, he has performed 5,000 mar
riages, conducted 3,000 funerals and
3,000 baptisms and made 30,000 pas
toral calls. Mrs. Briggs and a group
from the Baptist Home for the Aged
were guests at the function, sponsored
by the Baptist Young People’s Union.
lily Pons at White Sulphur.
Va,. June t —Opera Star Lily Pons
and Conductor Andre Kos tela nets let
the world know today they are spend
ing their honeymoon in this West
Virginia community. At a cottage
here the couple posed for photographs
and admitted this was the “unan
nounced destination” for which they
left aipr last week’s eeremony to
Norwalk, Conn.
$50,000 SUIT FILED
Helper on Truck Struck by Train
at College Park Last Winter
Sues B. & 0.
A $50,000 suit for damages was filed
in District Court today against the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad by Van
derbilt Harrison, colored. 53 D street
W.W., who was a helper on a truck,
laden with bricks, which was struck
by a train last December 9 at the
grade crossing at College Park, Md.
The Impact decapitated the owner
and driver of the truck, John D.
Durham, 734 Park road N.W., and
flying bricks damaged a number of
automobiles and nearby dwellings.
Contending that safety signals at
the crossing were not properly set and
that the defendant's railroad cars on
a aide track obscured the view of the
crossing, and the train was proceed
ing negligently, Harrison asks for
damages. He is represented by At
torneys Kenneth B. Hamilton, Carl
ton Sard and William D. Mitchell.
75 Are Given Certificates at
Columbia College,
The current German attitude
toward Christianity was compared to
the Roman persecution of Christians,
in a commencement address delivered
by the Rev. Edward H. Pruden, pastor
of the First Baptist Church, before
students of the Columbia College of
Christian Education yesterday.
Miss Elsie Wade Stone, president of
the college, awarded certificates to
nearly 75 students. After the ex
ercises the students presented Miss
Stone with a gift at a reception in the
oollege building, 1708 Massachusetts
avenue N.W.
Six Months License Limit
Among Important Issues
Faced by Hearing.
Introducing volumes of figures and
technical data prepared by its Segal
and engineering experts, the Federal
Communications Commission today
began another investigation of the
broadcasting industry that may bring
vital changes affecting listeners as well
as operators. '
The hearing, which may continue
for a month or more, was inaugurated
before a special committee of the
F. C. C., headed by Commissioner C*.~*
and consisting of Commissioners T. A.
M. Craven and George Henry Payne.
Commission Chairman Frank R. Mc
Nlneh, who is an ex offlcla member
of the committee, attended the open
! ing hearing.
Commissioner Case, in opening th«
Inquiry, outlined the procedure to be
followed. The remainder of the ses
sion was taken up with introduction
of exhibits of the commission’s ex
perts, which will form the basis of
the testimony to be given later. These
Included the proposed new rules, the
new engineering standards and a mass
of financial data, compiled as a result
of a recent questionnaire calling on
the broadcasters for a report on costs,
expenditures and profits. These were
introduced under the direction of
George B. Porter, general counsel of
the F. C, C.
Many Expected to Testify.
The Department of Commerce audi
torium. where the hearing is being
held, was filled with attorneys and
technical men representing the broad
casting industry, who are expected to
testify before the hearings ar« con
Probably one of the most important
problems facing the committee in con
nection with the new rules in that in
volving the limitation of station li
censes to six months’ duration, as at
present. While the law permits the
commission to grant licenses up to
three years, it has never granted them
for more than six months. However,
a determined movement has been
launched by the Industry to increase
this to at least one year, and they are
expected to make a strong bid for this
change in the rules when they are
given an opportunity to present the In
dustry's side of the case. Perhaps
rivaling this feature in importance is
a movement to permit certain dear
channel stations to increase their
power to 500,000 watts.

High Power Sought.
The present limitation is 50,000
watts, except that one station now has
the higher power on an experimental
basis. The commission has before it a
number of applications for this high
power, but it will not hear the specific
requests until after it has conducted a
general examination at this hearing as
to the feasibility of such licenses from
an economic and social standpoint. The
Engineering department of the com
mission has held that such high-power
| stations are feasible from an engi
; neerlng standpoint, but fear has been
! expressed that the granting of
j licenses of this power to the few sta
I tions that have requested them might
serve to wipe out the smaller local sta
Official Dedication Will Take
Place Next Sunday—Bishop
Freeman to Preaids.
Plans first considered 10 years ago
were made a reality yesterday with the
holding of the first service* in the new
Chapel of the 'Holy Comforter, Rock
Creek Parish, at Seventh and Ogle
thorpe streets N.W.
The Rev. John S. Kromer, minister
of the chapel, who was ordained only
six weeks ago. assisted the Rev. P. J.
Bohanan, parish rector, at the holy
communion celebration at 7:30 a.m.
and conducted the 11 a.m. service.
Bishop James E. Freeman, who laid
| the chapel’s comer stone in March, will
| officially dedicate the new structure
next Sunday.
District of Columbia—Showers beginning late tonight or tomorrow;
slightly warmer tonight and cooler tomorrow afternoon; fresh soPthweet, shift
ing to northwest winds.
Maryland—Showers beginning late tonight or tomorrow! somewhat sooler
tomorrow afternoon.
Virginia—Partly cloudy and scattered showers tomorrow and tn west
portion late tonight; slightly warmer In west and central portions tonight;
somewhat cooler in the interior tomorrow.
West Virginia—Local showers tonight and tomorrow; somewhat warmer
tonight; cooler tomorrow*.
A disturbance 1s moving slowly east-'
ward over the Canadian maritime
provinces. Chatham. New Brunswick 29.64
inches, while another disturbance is mov
ing rapidly eastward over the Province of
Ontario. White River. 29.42 inches, with
a trough extending southwestward over the
Southern Rocky Mountain region. Pres
sure is high along the Labrador coast.
Cartwright. 30.14 inches. Pressure is
alio high over the Southeastern States.
Greensboro. N. C.. 30.12 inches, and be
tween Bermuda and Puerto Rico. St.
Georges. Bermuda. 30.16 inches. Pres
sure is high and rising over the northern
Plains and much of Western Canada
Kamloops. British Columbia. 30.38 inches.
During the last 24 hours there have been
showers in the Middle Aflantic and North
Atlantic States and Florida, and in scat
tered areas over the lake region, the Upper
Mississippi Vtlley. and the Plains States.
Temperatures have risen in the western
portion ot the lake region and in the
Upper Mississippi Valley, while cooler
weather has overspread the northern
River Report.
Potomac River clear and Shenandoah
littla cloudy at Harpers Ferry; Potomac
dear at Great Fails today.
Report for Last 48 Hour*.
Temperature. Barometer.
Saturday— Degrees. Inches.
4 p.m. _ 80 29.88
8 p.m. _ 75 29.89
Midnight _ 67 29.90
^i^afnfT .- 64 29.90
8 a.m. _ 70 20.95
Noon _ 6$ 29.95
2 p.m. _ 79 29.93
4 p.m. _ 79 29.91
8 p.m. _ 67 29.07
12 midnight_ 60 30.03
T^t*aun. _ 58 30.03
8 a.m. _ 70 30.05
Noon _ 79 30.03
Record for Laat 24 Hours.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest, 80, 3 p m. yesterday.
Lowest. 56. 4:30 p.m. today.
Record Temperatures This Year.
Highest. 87. on April 28.
Lowest. 18. on January 28.
Humidity for Laat 24 Hours.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Jlighest. 88 per cent, at 5:45 a.m.
Lowest. 85 per cent, at 4:30 P.m. yes
Tide Table*.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
High_ 2:36 a.m. 3:33 a.m.
Low ___ 9:20 a.m. 10:19 a.m.
High_ 2:57 p.m. 3:56 p.m.
Low_ 9:37 p.m. 10:33 p.m.
The Sun and Moen.
Rises. Sets.
Sun, today _ 4:43 7 30
Run. tomorrow- 4:42 7 31
Mega, today —— - 1:40 p m. 12:45 a.m.
Automobile lights must be turned oig
sae-half hour after sunset.
Monthly precipitation In lnehea In the
Capital (current month to date):
Month 1938. Av. Record.
January - 2.64 3.66 7.83 '37
February - 2.37 3.27 6.84 '84
March- 1.78 3.75 8.84 '91
April- 1.67 3.27 9.13 '89
May- 3.61 3.70 10.69 '80
June -,— .09 4 13 10.94 ’00
July - 4.71 10.63 '86
August - 4.01 14.41 '28
September _ 3.24 17.45 '3*
October - 2.84 8.81 ’37
November-. - 2.37 8 69 ’89
December_, _ 3.32 7.66 ’01
Weather In Variotw Cities.
Temp. Reln
.... Baro. High. Low. fall. Weather.
Abilene — 29.86 92 74 _ Cloudy
Albany 29.94 72 48 ___ Cloudy
Atlanta 30.04 86 64 ... Clear
Atl City- 30.06 so 58 0.10 Clear
Baltimore 30.04 82 66 __ Clear
Birm gham 30.06 88 66 _ Clear
Bismarck- 29.04 86 52 Clear
Boston - 29.90 80 66 clear
Buffalo 29.92 62 66 0.45 Cloudy
Charleston 30.06 92 72 - Cloudy
Chicago 29.78 78 64 0.08 Cloudy
Cincinnati 3002 78 66 _ Clear
Cleveland, 29.94 72 68 .. Rain
Columbia- 30.04 88 68 _ . Clear
Denver 59.84.84 63 0.02 Cloudy
Detroit __ 59.86 78 58 0.10 Rain
El Paso __ 29.82 96 74 ... Clear
Galveston- 30.02 86 78 Clear
Helena __ 30.10 82 46 _ Clear
Huron 29.94 90 66 — _ Cloudy
Indi apolis 29.98 76 80 _ Cloudy
Jacks’vtlle 30.06 95 68 0.76 Cloudy
Kans. City 59.78 86 73 _ Rain
L. Angeles 29.98 74 56 _ Cloudy
Louisville. 30.04 78 60 - Clear
Miami 30.06 86 72 0.10 Cloudy
Mpls.-St.P. 59.75 84 60 Cloudy
N. Orleans 30.06 94 76 - Clear
New York 30.00 74 66 0.08 Cloudy
Okla. City 29.86 flo 70 _ Cloudv
Omaha 59.70 90 68 _ Cloudy
Phil d'lphia 30.04 78 58 _ Clear
Phoenix 29.70 115 72 _ Clear ■
Pittsburgh 30.02 74 52 Cloudy
P'land, Me. 29.84 70 54 0.76 Clear
P'tland. Q. 30.04 84 60 ___
Raleigh _ 30.08 86 64 _
Bt. Louis. 29.94 84 86 _
S'ltL'keC. 29.86 92 54 _
S. Antonio 30.00 92 73 _
Ban Diego 29.96 66 58 _
S. Fr'cisco 29.96 60 53 _
Seattle __ 30.10 78 58 _
Spokane _ 30.06 88 60 .
Tampa - 30.06 92 70 0.53 Cloudy
Wash..D.C. 30.04 80 62 ___ Clear
(7 a.m.. Greenwich time, today.)
, .. „ , Temperature. Weather.
London. England_ 68 Cloudy
Paris, France _ 59 Clear
Berlin, Germany_ Cloudy
Brest. France - 65 Cloudy
Stockholm. Sweden- Cloudv
Gibraltar. Spain 65 Cloudy
(Noon. Greenwich time, today )
Horta (Fayal). Azores 68 Cloudy
(Current observationi.)
St. Georges. Bermuda 72 Cloudy
Ban Juan. Puerto Rico 82 Cloudy
Havana. Cuba _ ClondV
Colon. Canal Zone_ 78 CloudJi

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