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V. M. I. GRADUATES
'mu ES
Cadet Capt. A. H. Feidler
Gets Cincinnati Medal
for Excellence.
Bt the Associated Press.
LEXINGTON, Va„ June 16 —Cadet,
Kpt. A. H. Feidler, New York, was
arded the Cincinnati medal for effi
ciency of service and excellence of
character and Cadet W. A. Irving,
Chester, Pa., was promoted to captain
and battalion commander yesterday
as graduation of 106 cadets brought
the Virginia Military Institute com
mencement to a close.
Gen. R. C. Jarshall, jr., of the
class of 1898, chief of the Army Con
struction Division during the World
War, said in the graduation address
■that business has used democratic
»principles to its "own enormous profit,
but it has failed entirely to grasp
the social implications of the profit
making.'’
In addition to the Cincinnati medal,
presented by Dr. Francis P. Gaines,
president of Washington and Lee, the
following student awards were an
nounced :
Jackson Hope medals to the cadet
In each department with the highest
%cademlc standing through four years
of work, by Maj. Henry A. Wise of
the class of 1894; civil engineering.
T. W. Campbell, Lexington; electrical
engineering. N. Baldwin, jr., Manila,
P. I.; chemical engineering, G. T.
Foust, Norton, Va.; liberal arts, Frank
R. Pancake, Staunton, who was
valedictorian.
French Medal, for highest pro
ficiency in pure mathematics, H.
Hubard. Bon Air, Va.
Dearing Medal, for highest pro
ificjency in English literature, Frank
R. Pancake. Staunton.
Reserve Officers Training Corps
Medals, Capts. J. A. Powell, Edenton,
N. c. and C. E. Tennesson, Alex
andria.
Garnett Andrews Prize for best
thesis on a military subject, Frank
R. Pancake, Staunton.
Alfred H. Knowles Award for high
est proficiency in pre-medical course,
G. T. Foust, Norton.
J. EDGAR HOOVER
HURT IN ACCIDENT
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Clyde Tolson Also Is Injured
Slightly When Auto Is Hit
by Truck.
* Five persons, including J. Edgar
Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, were injured in traf
fic accidents in the Washington area
during the past 24 hours.
Mr. Hoover and his assistant, Clyde
Tolson, were shaken up and bruised
when a Justice Department limousine
in which they were returning to their
office from Washington Airport was
struck by an oil truck while stopping
Ipr a traffic light at Seventeenth and
dfonstitution avenue N.W.
Police said the accident occured
whe» the Government car pulled up
behind another machine and was hit
by the oil truck. The truck driver told
police his foot slipped from the brake.
Both Mr. Hoover and Mr. Tolson
were treated by a private physician,
who said their injuries were slight.
Clyde Henderson, jr„ 8, Seat Pleas
ant. Md., was taken to Gallinger Hos
pital with a knee injury, perhaps a
fracture, after police said he ran into
tfce side of a machine near his home.
William Fletcher, 34, of 731 Second
atreet N.E. and Theresa Pompa, 6, of '
1102 Trinidad avenue N.E. were cut I
and bruised in other accidents here. 1
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Wire-Tapping
(Continued From First Page.)
^velopment apparently precluded any
recall there, there was still a pos
•ibility opponents might block the
amended bill in the Senate. The leg
islation was passed by the Senate sev
eral days ago, but inclusion of some
minor changes in the House necessi
tated the return to the Senate.
In its report reccommending ap
proval of the bill, the House commit
tee implied presidential support for
the legislation and stated that all law
enforcement agencies of the Federal
Government are backing it.
v The measure gives to heads of Gov
ernment departments or independent
agencies the discretionary power to au
thorize wire-tapping whenever there
Is a ‘'reasonable” belief that a viola
tion of any criminal law is about to
be committed.
The House version attempts to in
sure limitation of this privilege by pro
viding that any person who indulges
In such practice without authorization
of a department head shall be subject
to a fine of $10,000 or imprisonment
rfcor two years. Similar punishment is
provided for use of wire or radio fa
cilities in commission of a felony.
May Have Wide D. C. Effect.
The bill, which may have extremely
broad implications in efforts of Dis
trict authorities to curb various types
" ~bt gambling here, specifically over
comes the Nardone decision of the
Supreme Court in December, 1937,
holding that the Communications Act
^outlawed the gathering of evidence by
such methods and barring its presen
tation in court. The Supreme Court's
action was in contrast to a 1928 ruling
that wire-tapping for evidence was not
a violation of constitutional rights, but
As Adjournment Nears
Associate Justice Hugo L. Black visited the Senate chamber
yesterday for the first time since his appointment to the Supreme
Court. He was welcomed by Senator Bankhead (left) and Sena
tor Lister Hill, who was named to the seat vacated by Justice
Black.
As the legislators neared adjournment, a gift of light summer
caps for the homeward-bound Senators disclosed that Senator
Bulkley of Ohio, wearing a size 734, has the largest head in the
Senate, and Senator George (right) the smallest, with a cap size
6.34 being a perfect fit._ -Harris-Ewing Photos.
enacement of the communications law
raised the barrier cited in 1937.
The 1937 decision, by a vote of 7 to
2, was given in reversing the convic
tion of four New York alcohol smug
glers, who had been found guilty prin
cipally on evidence obtained when
Federal agents tapped their telephone
wires. *
At the time of the Supreme Court
ruling, cases were pending here against
William (Jewboy) Dietz and 31 others
charged with conspiracy to violate Dis
trict gambling laws.
With indictments already obtained,
the then United States attorney, Leslie
C. Garnett announced that prosecu
tion would be continued, but on Feb
ruary 11 of this year Justice Joseph W.
Cox ruled in District Court that on
the basis of the Nardone decision all
evidence in the Dietz cases obtained
by wire-tapping must be suppressed.
The cases then were nolle pressed, with
an explanation from United States
Attorney David A. Pine that there
would be no hope of successful prose
cution without such evidence.
Because so much of Washington's
illegal gambling is done by telephone,
enactment of the measure now on its
way back to the Senate undoubtedly
would greatly strengthen the hand of
local enforcement agencies. Recent
action making illegal the possession of
numbers slips also has added to en
forcement powers.
Needed Weapon Seen.
Commenting today, Mr. Pine aaid
final approval of the pending legisla
tion would restore to the hands of
prosecutors a very strong and badly
needed weapon, particularly in the
fight against conspiracies and group
crimes.
Lacking a final draft of the legisla
tion, local attorneys speculated only in
a general way about the measure.
They said, however, that there is a
nice question whether the change in
status will be viewed as a change in
the rule of evidence, admitting wire
tapping, or whether the prospective
act may be attacked as an ex poet
facto law which would be unconstitu
tional in making something in the past
a crime heretofore deemed Innocent.
Although passage was effected yes
terday without delay. Representative
Wolcott, Republican, of Michigan later
scored the measure as the “most
vicious piece of legislation ever writ
ten on the statute books.”
The committee report in favor of the
bill not only cited privileges of the
underworld to indulge in unrestricted
use of communication facilities, but
also stressed the point that not even
the Secret Service under present law
could intercept wire or radio messages,
even though they had reason to be
lieve a plot was underway to assassi
nate a President.
Thief Nets $50
On Third Visit,
Using Transom
The agile-bodied bandit who can
squirm through a transom but bogs
down on the intricacies of a cash reg
ister made off with another |50 last
night from the Boyd School of Ac
countancy on the third floor at 1333
P street N.W.
It’s the third time in three months
that the bandit, operating in the same
manner each time, has got the $50 left
in the office cash register each night
as a part of the accountancy school
training.
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At the height of Lancashire's cotton
famine during the Civil War, the
British government gave relief to 485,
434 cotton mill workers.
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GRIGGS FAREWELL
DINNER TENDERED
0. C. Society of Soni of American
Revolution Are Hosts at
Event Last Right.
Maj. and Mrs. C. C. Griggs, 1707
Columbia road N.W., were honored
last night at a farewell dinner given
by the District of Columbia Society
of the Sons of the American Revo
lution at the Highlands.
The guests of honor will leave
Washington July 1 for San Francisco,
where Maj. Griggs will be technical
adviser to the technical staff of the
newly established San Francisco
bureau. Pacific Coast Division of the
Bureau of Internal Revenue. He has
served in a similar position with the
bureau here.
Officers, members «f the Board of
Management, past presidents of the
society and a limited number of mem
bers heard • the tributes paid Maj.
Griggs, a past preslderi* of the society.
Among the speakers were Selden M.
Ely, Robert C. Tracy, Maj. Gen. Amos
A. Fries, Or. Clifton P. Clark and
Chalmers Seymour McConnell, presi
dent of the society. Francis M. Hoff
heins, a member of the Beard of
Management, presented to Mr. McCon
nell a copy of the year book compiled
under the administration of Maj.
Griggs.
Lt. Comdr. 8. S. Williamson, a past
president, was toastmaster. Mrs. Louis
Charles Smith, wife of the first vice
president, acted as hostess. A paper
by Past President John Paul Earnest
was read in his absence by .the sec
retary, W. Harvey Wise, Jr.
ASKS W. P. A. LIQUIDATION
Road Builders Oppose Further
Competitive Construction.
The American Road Builders’ As
sociation today made public a reso
lution protesting further expansion of
the Works Progress Administration
in competitive construction fields, and
urging liquidation of the W. P. A.
“through the adjustment and exten
sion of normal existing agencies.”
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Tomorrow.
Seventeen tennis players from four
country chibs were named today to
represent Washington in the annual
Hotchkiss Cup matches which will be
played with Baltimore, Richmond and
Norfolk tomorrow and Saturday at
the Columbia and Chevy Chase Clubs.
The squad was named by Dooley
Mitchell, captain of the local team
and second ranking player of the Dis
trict, who has helped Washington win
the cup for the last three years.
Although it is not the strongest
combination which could be formed
out of the Capital’s net talent, the
idea, said Mitchell, was to stress repre
sentation of as many clubs as possible.
There was also the thought that teams
from other cities, which have not won
the matches since 1934, might have
more of a chance if not opposed by
all of Washington’s best.
The draw will be made at 2 o’clock
tomorrow afternoon, with two teams
playing at Columbia and the other two
at Chevy Chase. Winners of tomor
row's matches will meet Saturday, at
Columbia, for the Inter-city champion
ship. Six singles and three doublet
matches will be played each day.
Those selected from the following
clubs and asked to report at 3 p.m.
to Capt. Mitchell were:
Army-Navy—Tom Mangan and
Stanley Robinson.
Chevy Chase—Stanley Carr, Yelver
ton Garnett, Tom Moorhead and Wil
liam Sturtevant.
Columbia—Clarence Charest, Ricky
Willis, Robert Willoughby.
Edgemoor—James Parr in, William
Howard. Anthony Isitona, Hugh
Lynch, Ralph McElvenny, Prank Shore
and Barney Welsh.
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