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Founder's Son Talks
At 73d Anniversary Of Howard University Life of Gen. 0. 0. Howard Described at Rites; Wallace to Speak Several hundred students, gradu ates and friends of Howard Uni versity today celebrated the 73d an niversary of the founding of the institution by listening to H. S. Howard, son of one of the founders, reminisce about his father. Speaking in the chapel, Mr. How ard, who was born on the campus, described the life of Gen. O. O. Howard, tracing his career through the Indian Wars and the Civil War to the time that he was appointed by President Lincoln to administer the Freedmens’ Act. Mr. Howard told the group his father was vitally interested in edu cation and after selecting the pres ent site for the university went to Ann Arbor, Mich., to study the plan of the University of Michigan. It was on this plan, Mr. Howard said, that Howard University was built. Outstanding Grads Lauded. Earlier, Ada E. Bough, highest ranking freshman student of last year, paid tribute to several out standing graduates of the institu tion. Those mentioned included W. Justin Carter, first Negro to be admitted to the bar in Harrisburg, Pa.; Dr. J. Hayden Johnson, Wash ington physician and a member of the Board of Education for 21 years prior to his resignation a few years ago; John C. Bruce, a supervising principal in the colored divisions of the public schools here, and Jesse H. Mitchell, businessman and financier. “The lives of these men,” Miss Bough declared, "are beacon lights to the undergraduates of Howard University.” The principal address of the occa sion was delivered by Dr. E. Franklin Frazier, a graduate of the university in 1916, and now head of the De partment of Sociology and director of the Department of Social Work at the institution. Dinner to Be Held Tonight. The celebration was to conclude with a charter day dinner in the University gymnasium at 8 pm. at which Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace will be the feature speaker. Secretary Wallace’s ad dress will be broadcast over a Nation-wide radio hookup at 11:30 pm. to some 10,000 colored alumni all over the country. Spokesmen of several alumni classes are also scheduled to speak. In introductory remarks to this morning’s program President Mor decai W. Johnson described Gen. Howard as “one of the wisest men who ever lived in this country.” Gen. Howard, he said, had a faith in ordinary human beings, even though they might be slaves. Ceremonies were preceded by a procession of the faculty and music was by the university choir and Kai de Vermond, soloist. Nightingale Plaque At Garfield Unveiled A bronze plaque was unveiled and a lamp was lighted last night in the atudents’ library at Garfield Hos pital in memory of Florence Night ingale, pioneer nurse. Nurses from Garfield, George town, Sibley, St. Elizabeth’s and Providence Hospitals attended the ceremonies. The plaque shows Miss Nightingale’s profile above the text of the Nightingale pledge. The Nightingale light will be kept burn ing constantly, as a “reminder and inspiration’ for nursing students. Miss Phyllis McDonough, grad uate nurse at Garfield, depicted events in Miss Nightingale's life and Miss Leona Sulton read Long fellow's “St. Filomina.” Others who participated included Miss Mabel Sherfey, Miss Margaret Duffy and Miss Bertha Lonas. The invocation and benediction were de-l livered by Dr. Sinclair Bowen of the hospital staff. The entire stu dent body of the Garfield nursing school attended. Funeral Rites Held For William A. Reith Funeral services for William A. Reith, 66, retired policeman, who died Thursday at his home, 719 Shepherd street N.W., were held today in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mr. Reith was retired more than a year ago after more than 40 years service. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Georgiana Ethel Reith; a son, Wil liam Reith, jr.; five daughters, Mrs. Ryland Joyner, Mrs. Catherine Keen, Mrs. John Fitzgerald and Mrs. Francis A. Jones, all of this city, and Sister Dorothy of the St. Vin cent de Paul Sisters of Charity, Farmington. Mich.: five sisters, the Misses Anna, Josephine. Katie and Lena Reith, and Mrs. Mary Taylor, all of this city, and seven grand children. Col. Vose Funeral To Be Held Monday Puneral services for Col. William E. Vase, Medical Corps, U. S. A„ retired, who died Thursday in Charlottesville, Va., will be held Monday afternoon in Arlington National Cemetery. The funeral pro cession will form at 3 p.m. at the Port Myer gate. Chaplain Harry D. Bouthard will officiate. A native of Mississippi, Col. Vose was graduated in medicine from the University of Virginia in 1889. He would have been 63 on March 11. Oldest Inhabitants To Hear Col. Key-Smith Col. Prancis Scott Key-Smith will apeak on George Washington, at the March meeting of the Association of Oldest Inhabitants Wednesday night. The meeting, which will be held as usual in the Old Union Engine House, at Nineteenth and H streets N.W. will open at 7:30 p.m. Poling Seriously III The condition of Forrest B. Pol ing, assistant attorney general of West Virginia, was reported serious today at Mount Alto Hospital. Mr. Poling went to the hospital last December and has undergone two operations for a lung ailment. DURING JAIL INSPECTION—Looking over a tray of food at the District Jail yesterday are, left to right: Thomas Rives, jail superintendent; Ray L. Huff, general superintendent of District penal institutions, and Representative D’Alesandro, chairman of a House subcommittee inves , tigating District institutions. —Star Staff Photo. 16 Companies Bid On Gravelly Point Airport Runways First Period of Work, Laying of 80,000 Tons, Due to Start April 1 Sixteen bids for construction of runways and aprons for the Na tional Airport at Gravelly Point were opened yesterday in the office of Col. R. S. Thomas. Army District En gineer. Bids for buildings, including the terminal and four hangars, will be invited next week, Lt. Col. Sump ter Smith, engineer in charge, said. The apparent low bidder was the Warren Bros. Road Co., Cambridge, Mass , with a total of $211,190. Sec ond was the Rock Road Construc tion Co. of $241,900 and third was the American Asphalt Co. of this city. The bids were broken up into six subdivisions. Work to Begin April 1. of work will in volve the laying of 80,000 tons of material expected to begin April 1, or 15 days after the contract is approved. From 1,000 to 60,000 tons, the amount to be specified later„ will be laid as soon as the first construction period is finished. The total amount; .therefore,' is 140,000 tons. The work includes paving of run ways, taxi lanes, aprons, service and access roads, parking area and sur facing the relocated Mount Vernon Highway. The contract specifies 80,000 tons of paving for the first period and 20.000 tons for the second: asphalt, 1.400.000 yards and 350.000 yards: and mineral filler, 1,600 tons and 500 tons. Paving to Be Hot Laid. The successful bidder must pro vide all plant facilities, labor and material except for aggregate. Grading aggregate, the mixing, hauling, spreading and compacting will be done by the contractor. The asphalt concrete paving is to be hot mixed and hot laid, the contract specifies. The runways will equal a 40-foot, four-lane highway stretching from Washington to Baltimore. The run ways are designed to handle heavy airplane traffic and will serve as models for future airport construc tion, consultants said. The resilient material being used in the Gravelly Point runways is said to be one-third cheaper than rigid forms! The material used is expected to meet the special require ments of land filled from dredging the nearby river bottom. Col. Smith expects to have the airport fully complted by Labor Day. He said yesterday the new detour around the airport site should be in service by May 15. This road will .take traffic to the west of the build ings’ location, thus keeping motor ists out of the way of construction work. He added that increased safety would result. The Technical Advisory Commit tee of the Civil Aeronautics Au thoity has approved plans for illu mination, paving and design of the control tower in the administration building. Bids are expected to be asked next week tor the structure. Plans and designs are being pre pared by the Public Buildings Ad ministration. The opening of bids has not been designated, but is ex pected to be set for the last week of this month. With construction expected to be gin early in April, a breakdown shows the terminal building will cost about $1,150,000 and the four hangars, $1,600,000. An undeter mined amount later will be made available for construction of a heat ing plant extension and incidentals. Messenger, Classmate Of Roosevelt, Dies Paul C. Pinn, 59, veteran colored messenger at the War Department, who attended classes at. Harvard University with President Roosevelt, died Wednesday after a brief illness at his home, 1634 8 street NW. Born in ^Washington, Mr. Pinn was educated in local public schools, at Exeter Academy in New Hamp shire and was graduated from Har vard University in 1902, completing the four-year course in three years. For the last 14 years he had been personal messenger in the office of the Assistant Secretary of War. He leaves a brother, the Rev. .Tames L. Pinn, with whom he made his home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Good Will Baptist Church, with burial in Harmony Cemetery. —~ 1 K Hitler Honors Subchief For Sinking 114,510 Tons By the Associated Pres*. BERLIN, March 2 —Adolf Hitler yesterday received Capt. Herbert Schultze, submarine commander, and awarded him the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross in recogni tion of his destruction of 114,510 tons of shipping during the first five months of the war. This followed an announcement that another German submarine under command of Capt. Werner Hartmann had returned from a cruise during which it hsd destroyed ships aggregating 45.000 tons, raising Hartmann's total for the war to 80,000 tons. Italy to Protest British Blockade Of German Coal Three Vessels Carrying Nazi. Product Lewe «■*...* ...Netherlands Port By the Associated Pr»" ROME, March 2.—Italy an nounced today that she ^as protest ing ito Great Britain, against the blockading of ships carrying Ger man coal to Italy. The protest is being prepared to day and will be communicated to the London government tomorrow. An informed Fascist spokesman said the protest would be in har mony with the Fascist Grand Council's warning last December that Italy would safeguard her maritime traffic “in the most defi nite manner, both for reasons of prestige and to ensure the unde niable necessities of life." Four Ships Return To Rotterdam Berths ROTTERDAM, March 2 UP.— Four Italian ships, which sailed last night in an effort to beat the midnight deadline of Britain's blockade of German coal exports to Italy, returned to their berths to day. It was understood that they would await new instructions from Italian authorities. The four were the Orata, Felcen, Liana and Numidia. Twelve other Italian colliers were loading here, and there was some speculation that all 16 might sail together. Kilroy, Star Pitcher Of 90s, Dies at 73 By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, March 2.—Matt Kilroy, star professional baseball pitcher of the 90s, died today at the age of 73. A left-hander, he pitched for Baltimore in the old American Association and for several National League clubs, winding up his career with the Chicago Nationals in 1898. Regarded as one of the leading pitchers of his day, Mr. Kilroy broke into organized baseball with Augusta in the Southern League in 1885. For the next four years he pitched for Baltimore, where he appeared in 225 games, winning 121 and losing 95 and striking out 1,097 batters. Mr. Kilroy pitched for Cincinnati, Washington, Louisville, Syracuse and Chicago before retiring. A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Kil roy operated a tavern here for many years. Luncheon Today Honors Edwin C. Powell A farewell luncheon was planned at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon for Edwin C. Powell, chief editor of publications, Agriculture Depart ment, for the last 19 years. Fellow workers arranged to attend the af fair in the South Building dining room. Mr. Powell, who will be 70 years old tomorrow, win be retired March 31. After retirement he hopes to concentrate his attention on the acres of daffodils he specializes in raising at his home, Hermitage Gardens, near Norbeck, Md. Theater Gets Charter RICHMOND, Va„ March 2 (IP).— A charter was issued by the State Corporation Commission yesterday to Vernon Amusement Corp., Alex andria. Maximum capital, 1,000 shares without par value. Elliott F. Hoffman, president, Alexandria. To do a theatrical business. I. Bill Offered by Cooley To Repeal District Income Levy Hopes to Get Full Review Of Problem to Prevent Triple Taxation A bill by Representative Cooley, Democrat, of North Carolina, to repeal the District of Columbia in come tax was before the House today., Mr. Cooley said his purpose in introducing the measure was to get the whole matter of District taxa tion reviewed in an effort to avoid triple taxation of persons who main tain a legal residence in a State and yet are classed as residents of the District. Corporation Counsel Elwood H. Seal has held that the local income tax should apply to all persons “domiciled” here, even though they may claim legal residence elsewhere. Mr. Cooley expressed doubt that a District • income tax' ever ;could be applied successfully because of the ’pCCifBM' political Character and resi dential requirements. "I thought at first,” he said, “that It might be revised to prevent triple taxation, but now .1 am convinced that, it’Just won’t work here and that It won’t raise sufficient revenue if it stays.” The repeal measure was referred to the House District Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs, of which Repre sentative Nichols, Democrat, of Oklahoma is chairman. Mr. Nichols opposed the income tax last year. The subcommittee will take up the Cooley bill, together with various other tax revision proposals, at an early date, Mr. Nichols indicated. Graf Spee Hulk Sold To Montevideo Firm B* the Associated Press. MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 2.—The hulk of the scuttled Ger man pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee has been sold by Germany for an undisclosed price to Julio Vega Helguera, local salvage Arm. The vessel was sunk by its crew in Montevideo’s outer harbor in December after it was trapped by three British cruisers. Blown up, she smoldered for days. 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Thus far the legislators have whacked about $290,000,000, from President Roosevelt’s budget esti mates, but farm-state Senators want to use about two-thirds of that for benefits to agriculture. Senate Majority Leader Barkley said today it was doubtful whether the Senate would approve the pay ments Intended to give farmers “parity”—purchasing power equal to that they had in 1909-14. Even if the chamber voted money for this purpose, the amount might be re duced or stricken out when the farm bill reached a joint commit tee which will adjust Senate-House differences. Early in the session Mr. Roose velt suggested $460,000,000 of new taxes to finance “emergency” de fense outlays, but some leaders are increasingly hopeful that these can be avoided. They said economies might offset the need for the taxes partially and that, in addition. Con gress could approve a relief ap propriation only large enough to last until it reconvened next winter, after the election. Chance of Avoiding Issue. If the $460,000,000 could thus be made up, neither taxes nor an in crease in the existing $45,000,000,000 debt limitation would have to be authorized. Senator Barkley told reporters there seemed a good chance the two issues could be avoided. The highly controversial legisla tion to continue the administration's reciprocal trade program for three years may reach the Senate floor next week. While admitting they face a hard contest, administration lieutenants express confidence that the House-approved'measure will be passed after two weeks of debate. With the trade program out of the way, little will remain beyond disposition of the appropriation bills and consideration of amendments applying the Hatch anti-politics law to State employes paid in part from Federal funds. The act now applies only to Federal workers. There is a possibility also of action at this session on amendments to the Wagner Labor Relations Act. Pollution Bill Approved. Before recessing yesterday, the House approved legislation for Fed eral co-operation with the States in fighting stream pollution. A pro vision for annual grants of $50,000, 000 was eliminated from the meas ure, at President Roosevelt’s re quest. The bill had been approved previously by the 8enate and it now j must go back to that chamber for ! action on House amendments. Shortly before passing the meas ure without a record vote, the House adopted an amendment to prohibit creation of any new sources of pol lution on navigable streams or their tributaries without Federal sanction Critics contended the amendment was so far-reaching it “smacked of Hitlerism” and would force even farmers and small mill operators to get special permission from Washington to carry on many of their normal operations. Ex-Senator Reed Plans To Enter Delegate Race By the Associated Press. PITTSBURGH, March 2.—Former Senator David A. Reed is back in politics for the first time since his defeat for the Senate in 1934. He said yesterday he was circu lating petitions and expected to an nounce Monday his candidacy for delegate to the Republican National Convention from the 33d congres sional district. Mr. Reed was mentioned earlier as a possible candidate for his old Senate seat, but the State organi zation later selected Jay Cooke of Philadelphia. CONSERVATION LABELS GO ON SALE—To raise funds for its campaign to protect animals, birds, trees and flowers in the United States, the National Wildlife Federation, Normandy Building, released yesterday a series of 96 poster stamps designed by famous artists and reproduced in full natural color. Each label is a miniature picture of an authentic subject. An album with descriptive text is provided with every set sold. The price of the series of stamps and the pamphlet together is $1, profits to accrue to the support of the educational and conservation enterprises of the federation. Buchalter, Convicted, Faces Life Sentence As Fourth Offender Jury Finds Racketeer Guilty of Extorting $50,000 From Truckers By the Associated Pres NEW YORK, March 2.—The courts have finished with big shot racketeer Louis (Lepke) Buchalter. Early today a General Sessions Jury found him guilty on 15 counts of extorting $50,000 in a trucking racket. He’s a fourth offender and thus faces a life sentence, but no body got excited, certainly not Buchalter. He didn't bat an eye lash. He stopped batting eyelashes long before this anti-climax, long before the Government recently handed him a 14-year sentence for smug gling narcotics all over the world. Rose in Three Rackets. Federal agents have traced his rise to the top of three lucrative rackets—narcotics, furs, trucking— from the time the law started get ting him for larceny and burglary in the turbulent 20s. As head of a $10,000,000 narcotics syndicate he was dubbed the Na tion's racketeer No. 1. In 1937 things got hot and Buchalter turned fugitive. Last summer his day ended. He surrendered to J. Edgar Hoover on a Manhattan street, still cool. Friends deserted him and turned State's witness; the huge chunks of "glitter” dwindled and his rack eteering was finished. Silvermans Convicted. Convicted with him today on all 15 extortion counts was Max Sil- ; verman, who may be sentenced to 15 to 30 years. Harold ISilverman. the latter’s son, was convicted on seven counts, with a possible 7!2-to 15-year prison term. The:State said thousands of dollars ha&ipen paid to the Buchalter ring by hgiunidated bakers and flour truckrnpi. Last January the Government re leased him to stand trial in Gen eral Sessions for extortion, but it said the State sentence could be served only after the convicted racketeer had completed-his Fed eral term. So there’s Just the matter of an other sentence, now; that comes March 18 and Judge John J, Freschi can, if he wants to, pile up year after year for the guy with dead black eyes. Roosevelt's Daughter Doubts He Will Run By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, March 2.—Anna Roosevelt Boettinger does not be lieve her father will seek a third term as President. “He has not confided in me about whether he will accept a third term, but I do not believe he will run again,” she said as she and her husband, John Boettinger, Seattle publisher, sailed yesterday for a Honolulu vacation. Hebrew Aid Society Gets $5,000 for Poles Joseph A. Wilner, chairman of the Washington campaign of the He brew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, reported today that he had received $5,000 for the aid of Polish refugees. He added that the society has contacted refugees from the Nazi invasion of Poland. The society has received permis sion from the German government to put Inhabitants of Poland in touch with their relatives in Amer ica, it was stated by Dr. Rudolph Komblith of New York, head of the Washington campaign. The inhabitants (refugees), according to Dr. Komblith, are allowed to fill out special forms with messages to their relatives in America and these are being forwarded by the society. Indian Congress Party Restates Freedom Aim By ttie Associated Press. BOMBAY. India, March 2—The Working Committee of the All-India Congress Party, meeting at Patna, adopted a resolution yesterday reaf firming that nationalist group’s de termination that India must shape her own destiny. "Indian freedom cannot exist within the orbit of British imper ialism.” the resolution stated, "and dominion status or any other status within the imperial structure is wholly inapplicable to India Democratic Senators Seek to Take F. C.A. From Wallace Rule Gillette Bloc Plans to Introduce Legislation Next Week By the Auocleted Press. A drive to wrest the Farm Credit Administration from Secretary of Agriculture Wallace’s control, on the ground that he is trying to “mix rural relief with a credit reservoir,’' drew support today from six Demo cratic Senators. Senator Gillette of Iowa disclosed the group would introduce legisla tion next week to return the F. C. A, to the independent status it had be fore President Roosevelt ordered it under the Agriculture^ Department last July. As an independent agency, the administration followed what its of ficers contended was strict banking procedure. Since the shift to Secre tary Wallace's control, F. F. Hill re signed as governor and was suc ceeded by A. G. Black, former Iowa Agricultural College instructor. Mr, Black said recently that in the fu ture the agency would take “a broad social view” and exercise extreme leniency in cases where farmer bor rowers were deemed to have a , chance of eventually meeting their : obligations. The Farm Credit Administration was set up to provide loans for farmers on a co-operative basis from I Treasury-backed bonds sold to the public. It has lent more than $6. 000.000,000 and has about half of this outstanding. Farmers who borrow from land banks and credit associations must take part of their | loans in stock and so now have sev i eral hundred million dollars invested i in agencies under the F. C. A. “Farm groups protest.” said Sena tor Gillette, "that the Secretary wants to mix rural relief with a credit reservoir, or public relief funds with private investment.” He said those who would join him in offering legislation were Senators Minton. 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