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Conference at Des Moines
Will Renew Effort to
End Differences.
■y til* Associated Press.
NEWTON, Iowa, July 2.—Maytag
Washing Machine Co. officials to
day had possession of the factory for
the first time in 10 days, but the labor
controversy that has kept the plant
•hut down since May 9 remained un
An estimated 400 sit-down strikers,
members of the Maytag C. I. O. Union,
evacuated the plant last night at the
suggestion of Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel,
who held an all-day conference with
representatives of the three groups in
The evacuation was conditioned on
the fact that no work would be done
at the plant and the committee, rep
resenting the owners, the union and a
baek-to-work employes' group, would
meet at Des Moines Tuesday at 2 p.m.
for a second conference with the Gov
Gov. Kraschel called the conference
In an attempt to settle the strike, which
began May 9 when C. I. O. union
workers walked out of the factory in
protest to a posted 10 per cent wage
cut. The sit-down strikers entered the
plant June 23 and kept peaceful pos
session of it until they left.
The men who came out of the plant
were Joined by wives and sympathizers
who marched to the town square and
paraded to the front of the union
headquarters, where a mass meeting
was held.
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Veterans in the District; Robert Wil
ton, 92. 3548 Warder street N.W., and
Peter Pierre Smith, 94, 619 G street
The visitors will see also a long and
Impressive parade in which giant guns,
rapid tanks and great caissons will
wind through the narrow streets of
the country market center which
three-quarters of a century ago re
sounded to the dull, alarming sound
of battle fire for three days and nights.
The impressive war equipment of
the modern American Army will be
reviewed by Secretary of War Wood
ring, Gov. George H. Earle of Penn
sylvania, and the spokesmen for the
two groups of veterans i who feel now
they are one group)—D. Overton H.
Mennet, Los Angeles, Calif., who is
commander in chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic, and Gen. John
M. Claypool of St. Louis, Mo„ com
mander in chief of the United Con
federate Veterans.
Carnival Atmosphere.
Gettysburg is dressed like a carni
val queen for the great occasion. Far
past midnight this morning crowds
of soldiers, citizens and visitors milled
about Gettysburg Square. On one
aide of it hung a large sign announc
ing that "in this building" President
Lincoln wrote his Gettysburg address,
and on another side 150 of the idle
clapped to the tunes of a vagabond
bazoo player.
Above the square hang red and
white lights, and along every street
fly American flags. The Stars and
Bara are to be found only in the Con
federate camp. Where Washington's
Gen. Waller has the Southern flag
which was draped over the coffin of
Gen. John S. Mosby, one of Lee's
bravest cavalry officers. Front yards
have been dedicated to hot dog stands,
and the cries of the peanut vendors
can be heard on every hand.
Two miles below Gettysburg, per
ions driving up from Washington by
the Emmittsburg road. U. S. 15, come
upon the tents of the United States
Army units brought here for the cele
bration. The outfits are camped in
part of the area covered by the bold,
hapless men who took part in Pickett's
charge—the unsuccessful Confederate
movement which spelled defeat for
500 State Police for J ramc.
Five hundred policemen, the pick
Of Pennsylvania's gray-shirted State
troopers—whose commander is a re
tired admiral, Percy Wright Foote—
are here to control the holiday traffic.
Within the town itself is parking
room for 10.000 cars, and overnight
visitors who can't be housed in Gettys
burg itself are being sent to neighbor
ing Chambersburg, Waynesboro and
The parade today was to begin at
12 .30 p.m.. Eastern standard time. Its
participants include not only all the
officers and men in the regular Army
units here with full field equipment,
but also selected Pennsylvania Na
tional Guardsmen and fighters in all
American wars since the Civil War;
a uniformed band and drum corps
of the American Legion, Veterans of
the Foreign Wars. United Spanish
War Veterans and Disabled American
Veterans from Eastern America. The
Civil War veterans are to w-atch the
display from grandstands.
Since the program makers have
designated this "veterans' day,” the
celebration tonight, after the parade,
will be turned over to warriors out
of the past. A gala lot of speech mak
ing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
(E. S. T.) in the stadium at Gettys
burg College. The makers of the
echeduled addresses are;
State Senator John S. Rice, master
of ceremonies and chairman of the
Pennsylvania State Commission in
charge of the celebration; U. C. V.
Comdr. Claypool, G. A. R. Comdr.
Mennet, Alfred J. Kelly, national com
mander of the United Spanish Wat
Veterans; Scott P. Squvres, nations;
commander. Veterans of Foreign Wars;
Daniel J. Doherty, national command
er, American Legion, and Vivian D.
Corbly, national adjutant, Disabled
American Veterans.
Vigor of Veterans Amaiing.
Whatever the show, however, the
Civil War veterans themselves remain
the most interesting feature of the
celebration. Their alertness and
vigor astounds a person used to amaze
ment at energy in a man of say, only
80. Gen. Waller, for Instance, speaks
out loud and strong, has clear blue
eyes, fine well-kept white hair and
talks of modem events with as much
interest as he discusses the great days
of ’63 and '64.
Gen. Waller was attached to the
Army of Tennessee in Gen. Nathan
Bedford Forrest’s cavalry. An old
Army mate of his is John W. Harris,
90, of Oklahoma City, tall and spare,
with the proper sort of droopy white
mustache. Every morning back home
he is up at 5 a.m., and by 9 a.m. in
hi* office. He is State commissioner
of Confederate pensions.
-Mr. Harris fought for Gen. Forrest
In Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama,
As Blue and Gray Veterans Opened Celebration at Gettysburg Battle Site
Secretary of War Woodring greets Gen. John M. Clay pool (left) of St.
Louis, commander in chief of the United Confederate Veterans, and Dr. Overton
H. Mennet, Los Angeles, Grand Army of the Republic commander, at opening
of the 75th anniversary celebration of the battle of Gettysburg yesterday.
Gov. George H. Earle o/ Pennsyl
vania. who has established his tem
porary State capital at the battle
site, speaking at the opening pro
gram. —Star Staff Photos.
Three veterans from Washington are shown holding the flag that
was put over Gen. John S. Mosby’s casket. They are, left to right:
Robert Wilson, 92, of 3548 Warder street N.W.; Gen. Emmett M. Waller,
91, of 2804 Fourteenth street N.W., brigade commander of the District
U. C. V., and Peter Smith, 94, of 619 G street S.E.
Federal Agents Also Locate
$2,000 Worth of Heroin
in Hideaway.
Discovery of more than $500 in
counterfeit *5 and $10 bills last night
in a room in the 1200 block of N street
N.W., allegedly rented by Benjamin
Ertel. held here on a New York mur
der indictment, set Secret Service
agents and police today on an intensive
search for Washington connections
of a counterfeit ring which has spread
phoney money all over the Eastern
Seaboard in recent months.
The police and Federal officers also
found in the room some *2,000 worth
of heroin.
Ertel was arrested here Thursday
by Detective Lt. Joseph W. Shimon
and two New York detectives. He is
under indictment for the murder of a
New York policeman—a crime for
which five others already have been
sentenced to the electric chair. Er
tel's extradition hearing in Police
Court was continued until July 12.
Lt. Shimon said he found the key to
the room in an N street apartment
house in r car with a Maryland license
which Ertel had been using. Ertel did
not live in this room, but used it as
a hideaway, the officer said.
The counterfeit money and the nar
cotics were found in a suitcase in a
closet. It was planned to question
Ertel today concerning the discovery
and to seek suspected accomplices in
the disposal of bogus money and
The counterfeit bills bore some of
the same serial numbers as similar
currency confiscated in New York,
Richmond and other cities, the Fed
eral men said. A large amount of the
money has been passed on Washing
ton merchants.
Ertel. according to police, has been
living in Washington for 10 months.
During his stay here, they said, he
married a Maryland girl who knew
nothing of his past.
Rome Book Sellers Told Not to
Handle Semitic Authors' Works.
ROME, July 2 (&).—Booksellers
here said today Fascist leaders had
advised them orally to avoid display
ing and pushing sale of books by
Jewish authors.
Translation into Italian of books by
foreign Jews, they said, also was be
ing discouraged in line with a policy
of restricting Jewish activities, with
out taking more .direct measures.
No official order was issued.
Mississippi and Georgia. He came
through it all unwounded, and in 1885
moved West into Indian Territory,
which later became Oklahoma.
“Howr did you manage to live to be
so old?" he was asked.
"Old? What do you mean old?”
He returned In astonishment. "I've
got a good way to go yet."
Gives Longevity Recipe.
It rained yesterday afternoon, but
he said he didn't mind it. This was
his first trip to Gettysburg, and he
was bound that no little drizzle was
going to spoil his fun. He pulled
slowly on a cigarette as h» sat on the
edge of his bed in his little screened
tent and outlined his program for
"Sleep well (live hours a night),
eat moderately and get plenty of
"I used to like to ride a horse,” he
said, "but now I just walk for exer
cise, got to keep the legs in trim, you
know. That's what's the trouble with
a lot of the old birds—they let their
legs go. Dancing, too. Dance when
ever I can.”
"Do you like the shag and the big
"Oh, those are all right. But I like
cotillion and things like that. But
these modern dances are all right if
you have to do them."
Some Start With a Toddy.
The diet of the veterans is strictly
supervised. They eat hearty break
fasts and good luncheons, but most
of them don’t like to eat after 3 p.m.
Every morning about 250 of them,
mostly Southerners, show up at the
medical dispensary for a toddy to get
them started for the day.
Since the Civil War encampment
was set up three days ago, 52 men
and one woman have been admitted to
the hospital conducted on the Gettys
burg College grounds by the 1st Medi
cal Corps, U. S. A., from Carlisle Bar
racks, Pa., 28 miles from here.
Eighteen of these have been dis
charged. This morning the patients
Included 18 Confederates, 9 Yankees,
Found Dead
I " ...— .""1
Mr. Sherlock, 42. former
magazine editor and promi
nent writer, and his wife were
found shot to death yesterday
at their farm home near Cort
land. N. Y. He ivas former
editor of Better Homes and
Gardens magazine, published
in Des Moines, Iowa. A coro
ner's verdict termed the shoot
ing murder and suicide.
—Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto.
Machine Bares
Boy’s Duplicity
In Getting Job
Ej the Associat'd Press.
The Social Security Board has just
untangled the confusion caused by a
youth who borrowed his brother's
identity to get a job.
Officials described the incident to
day, but withheld true names and
places. Here'* what happened:
The board's mechanical system for
sorting 39.000.000 wage-earner records
—a well nigh infallible device—turned
up two cards that appeared to be
duplicates, except that different em
ployers were listed. Convinced the
machine couldn’t be wrong, the board
sent out investigators who found:
Some year* ago a boy of 18 used
hi* 18-year-old brother's name and
age to obtain work. They have con
tinued to work under the same names
in different plants. And both filled
out identical social security applica
The board straightened its records,
[ but kept the boy*' secret to protect
i their Jobs.
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Working hours in industries of Fin
land have increased in the last 12
the male attendant of one* veteran,
the wife of another veteran, three Na
tional Guardsmen, two soldiers and a
civilian official.
The hospital headquarters is an old
white building which was used as a
Union hospital during the bfcttle. Eight
Army doctors and 30 civilian nurses
are in attendance. The patients are
bedded in four hospital tents in the
yard of the hospital itself.
The sound of gunfire rolling through
the town from the parade ground be
fore the tent occupied by Gov. Earle,
j which is the temporary capital of
Pennsylvania, yesterday afternoon sig
naled the start of the first event of
the crowded celebration program.
Unity Emphasised.
Prom the guns came 11 shots each
for Confederate Claypool and North
erner Mennet, who emphasized in
speeches at Gettysburg Stadium the
unity of America. As they talked,
old Rebs and Yanks sat side by side
in covered grandstands, wrapped in
raincoats to keep out the chilly rain.
When the United States Army Band
finished playing "Dixie,” which it be
gan when Gen. Claypool arose on the
speakers’ platform, the U. C. V. com
mander thanked "this great United
States Government” for making pos
sible the reunion and said:
“I speak on Americanism as a true
American, a pure American.
"I represent the Southern element
here, but I represent them as a real
American. If there hadn’t been true
Americanism in the South there would
have been guerilla warfare going on
in this country to this day.
"But the Southerners were too high
minded for that, and I speak to you
today as a true American.”
The singleness of the Union, pre
served by the Civil War, appealed, too,
to Comdr. Mennet.
"United Against Aggression.”
"The birds slr.g unmolested out
there where the guns once roared,” he
said, waving his arm toward the battle
“Now, North, Bast, South, West—
Hard Eggs and Grass Mixture
Objected to by Gray Veteran
B.7 the Ansccinled Pres*.
GETTYSBURG, Pa.. July 2—Here
are the greetings of the commander*
of the Grand Army of the Republic
and United Confederate Veterans
when they met at the blue and gray
Dr. Overton H. Mennet, 89, Los
Angeles, of the G. A. R.: "I greet you,
sir; how do you do?"
Gen. John M. Claypool, 92. St.
Louis, of the U. C. V.; "I am well,
sir. We can hold nothing against
each other any more, sir.”
“If they give me that hard egg*
and grass mixture again, I'm going
home.” said ?>3-year-old O. R. Oil
lette of Shreveport, La., one of the
few veterans here who fought at
He referred to the scrambled eggs,
scattered with parsley, which were
served for breakfast in the camp
"Anybody knows there ain’t but one
way to cook eggs, and that's sunny !
side up."
A total of 7.058 comrades and one
2,317-Mile Stratosphere
Flight Is Completed in
11 Hours.
Officials of the War Department to
day hailed with satisfaction the trans
! continental stratosphere flight of one
of their 16-ton "flying fortress" bomb
I ers, 13 more of which were included
i in a $14,433,196 plane order an
nounced yesterday.
The flight, made Thursday but not
■ announced until last night, was from
March Field. Calif., to Langley Field,
j Va„ a distance of 2.317 air miles, and
was made in 11 hours and 20 min
: utes. Plying at altitudes ranging be
I tween 13,000 and 16,000 feet, the
1 ship's crew of three officers and five
| enlisted men breathed stored oxygen
] throughout the cruise.
I Col. Robert Olds, who commanded
j the squadron flight to South America
] a few months ago. was in charge of
| the transcontinental flight.
In addition to the record order for
new' planes of various types. War De
partment aviation activities received
an added fillip yesterday in the sign
ing by President Roosevelt of a bill
authorizing expenditure of *2.000.000
in development of autogiro and other
| types of rotary-blade aircraft,
j The *14,000,000 order called not
1 only for the 13 additional fortress
we all march along, all united In one
great front against aggression from
within and from without.
“It is our fervent hope that with
our passing not even a scar will re
main from the great conflict."
Secretary of War Woodring and
Gov. Earle greeted the veterans in be
half of the Federal Government and
the State of Pennsylvania. For Mr.
Woodring it was a homecoming—20
years ago, during the World War, he
was a member of a tank corps in Port
Colt at Gettysburg.
For old times sake, 30 tanks yester
day morning rolled down the Emmitts
burg road to the Mason and Dixon
line to meet the Secretary, who offi
cially opened the celebration by hop
ping out of his car and shaking hands
with Senator Rice across the Mary
land-Pennsylvania boundary.
The tanks escorted him into Get
tysburg and a few hours later a blue
and-gold airplane dropped silk-hatted
Gov. Earle at the town. The Governor
had an anxious moment during the
Gettysburg Stadium ceremonies when
his chair collapsed under him. He
laughed it off.
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time foes of the veterans gathered
here last their lives in the great bat
tle 75 years ago.
On the union side 3,155 were killed.
14.529 wounded and 5,365 reported
The Confederates lost 3,903, had
18,735 wounded and 5,425 reported
The total killed, wounded and miss
ing on both sides was 51,112.
Gen. Paul M. San Guinette. 92, of
Montgomery, Ala., who remembers
the "surrender" at Appomattox, is
grandson of the French general who
fought nine years with Napoleon.
"I guess there's only one man here
can boast of that, and it's me,” he
says. He came to America at 13, en
listed at 16.
"My pappy used to tell me. ‘Son.
there's a big fight coming between
the North and the South. Don't you
stir up any fuss until it comes, but
when it does, you go just like your
grandpappy went when Napoleon
called him.’
"And I did.’’
type ships but for 78 smeller bombers
and seven high-speed attack planes.
Contracts for engines and parts also
were awarded.
The order was the first under au
thorization given by the last Congress
for purchase of 47« aircraft out of
an appropriation of $43,000,000.
Motion in Norfolk Killing pf
Wife to Be Argued
on Tuesday.
Bs the Assoclsted Free*.
NORFOLK. Va., July 2—James
Clifton Abdell, 41, charged with the
killing of his wife. Audrey Sharpe Ab
dell, at their home here on May 11, was
found guilty of first-degree murder by
a jury in Corporation Court yesterday
and his punishment fixed as death in
the electric chair.
The jury was out an hour and 40
minutes. A motion for a new trial will
be argued Tuesday.
Abdell was charged with having
knocked his wife unconscious the
morning of May 11 and left her lying
in the kitchen with all jets of a gas
stove turned on.
Abdell. who had testified that “sui
cide notes" found by his wife shortly
before her death were written by him
for her use in getting a divorce, said
prior to the verdict:
“No matter what the verdict may
be. my conscience is clear. I did not
commit this crime.”
Abdell, who had left the address of
a Washington, D. C., hotel, was noti
fied about midnight by the Washing
ton police at the request of Norfolk
detectives. He returned early the next
morning, going first to the home of
Attorney Page, about 7 am., before
going to the funeral home where his
wife's body lay or reporting to the
Thirteen scratches on his face and
neck gave the police their first clue.
Then his statement that he had been
in Washington several days and was
there on the day of his wife's death
was broken down when several persons
told police they saw him in Norfolk
on that day. He then was locked up
on a murder charge.
Dr. Holsti Says Success of Plan
Largely Responsible for Ability
to Pay Debts.
By th* Associated Press.
Dr. E. Rudolf W. Holsti, Finland's
foreign minister, indicated yesterday
that his country's success with co-oper
atives was largely responsible for its
ability to pay war debts.
He told newsmen that agricultural
and wholesale co-operatives increased
the nation's exports which, in turn,
enabled it to "meet all our interna
tional obligations.”
Of all the countries which owe the
United States war debts. Finland is
the only one which has not defaulted.
Dr. Holsti is in the United States
in connection with the tercentenary
of the landing of the Pins and Swedes
in Delaware.
‘Deadly Parallel’ Between
Activities Seen by Head
of Investigation.
By the Associated Press,
NEW YORK, July 2.—State Sen
ator John J. McNaboe professes to
see a ‘deadly parallel" between the
activities of the German-American
Bund, a pro-Nazi organization, and
the Communist party in this country.
Mr. McNaboe, chairman of a Legis
lative Committee conducting a gen
eral investigation of law enforcement,
said the testimony of recent witnesses
indicated attempts had been made at
"aggressive penetration" into Ameri
can institutions, including the ship
ping industry.
He spoke yesterday after hearing
the testimony of Joseph P. Ryan,
president of the International Long
shoremen's Association (A. F. of L.),
who charged the Communists had
succeeded temporarily in placing sym
pathetic radio operators aboard all
American ships as part of a plot to
gain control of the shipping Industry.
“A year ago." Mr. Ryan said, “every
ship leaving this country was in the
hands of a Communist radio operator.’*
He added, however, that the Com
mercial Telegraphers’ Union (A. F.
of L.) had been making a successful
fight to reinstate their men in places
which had been taken over by Com
munist operators.
At previous sessions the committee
had questioned Fritz Kuhn, leader of
the German-American Bunfl, and
Earl Browder, general secretary of
the Communist party, U. S. A.
In adjourning the hearings indef
initely, Mr. McNaboe remarked it was
the consensus of the committee that
“both the German-American Bund
and the Communist party are what
might be called rackets.”
Mr. Ryan's testimony was studded
with denunciations of Harry Bridges,
West Coast C. I. O. maritime leader,
with whom he long has been at odds.
Mr. Bridges, he said, was a "Charley
McCarthy whose master mind is
Henry Schmidt, who is high in the .
councils of the Communist party.”
As a result of the activities of Mr.
Bridges 'and other Communists"
along the West Coast waterfront, Mr. .
Ryan said, the San Francisco marl
time industry has been ruined.
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Coming from behind to win all three
places in the final race of a regatta
against the Seine Sailing Club at Le
Havre. Franca, midshipmen from the -
United States Naval Academy, on
training cruise, won the regatta by
a close score, according to a report
received by the Navy Department.
The French evened up the score,
however, when the Paris Sailing Club
overcame the American visitors, ae
| cording to Rear Admiral Alfred W,
Johnson, eommander of the Training
The Americans lost a tennis match
with the Le Havre Athletic Club by
a score of u to 3 but defeated the
! Le Havre Golf Club by a score of
1 15-9.
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Washington beer lovers discovered a real "find” when
Christian Henrich introduced Senate. It’* a discovery
that repeats itself every time you enjoy a glass of
Washington’s own beer. The taste treasure pro
vided by Senate never fails to thrill.. That’s because
of Senate’s fine, foam-topped goodness and the flavor
provided by babble-locked carbonatlon, and the
skilled blending of finest malt and hops.
Molds Its Hemd High In Any Company

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