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BATTLE OF ALIENISTS FORESEEN AT THE LEOPOLD-LOEB TRIAL
MTU SIDES
SET ran
TEST
farm \
(vonuntiea iroin J? *rwx
to Introduce Into the record a re
markable statement made by Leopold
during the grilling that preceded hie
confession. This dealt with sex mat
tar* and 1* unprintable.
.“It’* of little moment either way,”
Justice Caverly told the lawyers, in
dilating that this will not seriously
enter into his consideration of hang-
In* or life imprisonment.”
Most of the unprintable matter
finally went into the record, but it
was read in whispers to the official
Stenographers, and no portion of it
permitted to reach the ears of the
■cores ot women spectators who
Were present today, a* usual.
The long stenographic report ot
Crowe's first examination of Leo
pold was read into the record ver
batim. It showed minute cross ex
amination into the young student's
movements from the time of the
kidnaping.
Slipped Up But Once. .
Leopold slipped badly but once
Muring this extended questioning,
the record disclosed. That was
When he had denied , knowing any
•f the Franks family or the boy,
S' ever having called at the home.
>e inquiry was casually made:
What is the Franks’ telephone
Inumber?”
“Drexel 8988” he replied instantly.
Before that time, even despite the
finding of his glasses near the
culvert, Leopold’s questioners had
not been certain of their ground.
But when he made that slip, they
went at the questioning with re
newed interest
The lawyers took turns at read
ing the bulky, voluminous bound
file of testimony.
Sometimes their voices rose and
ht times they addressed the ste
nographers in whispers—these lat
ter being the times when unprint
able and salacious parts of Leo
pold’s observations were reached.
Two hours were occupied in read
ing Leopold's early statements, and
then at 12 o’clock the reading of
Leopold’s actual confession to the
murder was begun. It was lengthy,
too.
All this reading was designed
merely to round out and complete
the record of the case.
The defendants looked bored.
Court recessed at 12:80 until 2 p.
m.. with Leopold’s confession still
going into the record.
A "Moral Moron.”
Today, another defense psychia
trist reported, Doctor Willliam
Healy, of Boston. It is his opinion
that Nathan Leopold is unusually in
tellectual, far above the average for
Ms age. but that he is morally a
moron, and emotionally an icebeig.
Allowed to run their natural courses,
unchecked by ten feet of hempen
rope, and Doctor Healy believes
these tendencies lead straight to un
adulterated Insanity.
Doctor Healy applied to Leopold
A half dosen tests that the psycbol
agista call standard in the study of
human mentality—the Standford-
Binet, the Kelly-Trabue, the Monroe
krtlent reading test, 111, Hoback’s
judgment of statements, Thurston’s
Syllogism test, the McCallis cube
test, Hoback’s cryptogram, and
fitters.
It is upon those reports pf the
Menists that counsel for the two
Unusual youths are relying to con
vince Judge John R. Caverly that
they should not hang, but instead
Ihottld be put away for the rest of
- their natural lives.
T*. Healy came doser than the
fitter alienists to pronouncing the
flapper "Babe” insane.
After describing him as a “dream
hr” and as a “phantasy worshiper,”
the Boston psychiatrist had this to
hay about the boy who knows the
Lord s prayer in fifteen languages,
and who translates and reads in
fill of them:
Monomaniac Type.
‘‘fin account of his disintegrated
Mid diseased mental life in the
realms ot Judgment and emotion,
which leads to his showing an ab
normal lack of foresight and care
•venfor his abnormally cherished
and delusionally developed ego, sug
f** tin* that he has almost been
■ent on self-destructoon, I see no
•ther conclusion possible but that
Leopold is a thoroughly unbal
anced individual in his mental life,
really diseased, of the parabolae or
monomaniac type, which has pro
m*ny criminals.
„. L n a socially dangerous per
•°®> from a psychosis.
As it is not uncommon with his
type, he has been generally unrec
ognised, and continues to be un
recognised, as mentally <lis»V **l be
cause his ordinary behavior does
aot reveal his inner mental life and
particularly his delusion about hta
Doctor He-iv's report concerned
only Leopold. It did not touch
“/A pa f tn « r In the Franks
ertme, Angel Face Dicky”' Loeb,
Sf £ h 2* dy been described by
roctors Hulbert and Bowman as
*• "*««* mind” of the diabolical
Pint that caused them to smash
Bobby Franks’ boyish head in with n
cold chisel, and then stuff his body
down a drain pipe.
According to the alienists Loeb is
tho stronger mind of the two. He
* nd Leopold the
slave in their unnatural associa
tion. t
Strangely Alike.
®ut the other alienists have found
that the two students are strangely
alike In their physical and mental
STOP! GUESS!
YOU SHOULD SEE IT
AND COUNT THE PEGS
GOOD HOPE HILLS
Phene Main 6894 For Car
1
THEY’RE DEADLOCKED
ON REPARATIONS LOAN
f •OTMATioNAi.itm wn.
Photo made on the arrival of the French and Belgium premiers
at Victoria Station, London, for the reparations conference. Photo
shows Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald receiving M. Harriot,
tho French premier, at Victoria Station. /
make-ups, 'so Doctor Healy’s
analysis of “Babe” ’ probably will
be taken for Loeb, too.
. / The state is Just about through
with its presentation of the case. -
Approximately one hundred wit
nesses, ranging from University pro
fessors and experts of various kinds
to illiterat*, railroad laborers and
foreign-born workmen, have monot
onously followed each other through
the witness box retelling the familiar
story of the bloody chisel, the ran
som letters to Bobby Franks’ father,
and the details of the fantastic
plot born of university-trained
minds. .
Through it all, Leopold and Loeb
have maintained an attitude of
slightly amused calm, or have smil
ed, or have guffawed outright in
the faces of horror-impressed spec
tators. They have been spectator*
at their own drama.
Confession To Be Bead.
"Play acting,” the alienists fori
the State have termed thia, and in
some respects the defense alienists
have agreed with them. The latter
have pointed to this demeanor a*
proof of their unnaturalness and
queerness.
The State expected to finish to
day with the reading of the lengthy,
detailed confessions, made by the
two youthful slayer*. These will
add the cap-stone to the "mountain
of evidence” which Crowe has re
peatedly said he would build to
hang them on.
Several hours afe expected to be
taken up by confessions.'
Then the defense will begin it*
carefully prepared presentation of
"mitigating to show
why they should not be “hanged
by tbe necks until dead.”
Brother of Loeb to Tell
Court of Pecularities
Os Youth Now on Trial
. By SONIA LEK. ‘
International News Service.
CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING,
Chicago, July 28.—The grinning
skeletons of family disgrace which
Nathan Leopold, Jr., and Richard
Loeb, set jigging to the tune of
murder, stood in the four corners
of Judge Caverly’s court room and
continued their preposterous dance
in the minds of the men, answering
the call of blood. From the back row
of the inclosure, feeling more than
the brunt of the evidential burden,
casually or vehemently, venomously
or indifferently, uttered by each of
the ascended Witnesses, Nathan, sr.,
his son, Foreman, and Jacob Loeb
and Allen- Loeb, uncle and brother
of Dicky, drink in the procedure.
During this week, an old man,
growing years older each day, will
drag his pride in the dust, trample
on all hi* worldly ambitions, de
stroy that which all his life he has
built, to tell a court of the oddi
ties of a don.
To Allen Loeb will fall the ex
traordinary lot to boast in public
of his younger brother’s shortcom
ing*.
He will tell of the time Dicky
abstracted a 8100 Liberty bond from
his desk. Not of Dick’s fine mind
will he speakl not of .his progress
in school as is the Way with broth
ers. He will come not to praise
him, but to blame him.
A preponderance of evidence it
will be, marshalled by Foreman and
his father, by Allen and his uncle.
Mitigating evidence, branding the
two as apart from them, from nor
mal men. Dick sits and gdzes with
hl* brother’s eyes, smirks' at wit
nesses, smirks at his family. For
him the day has come. A king, he
has ascended a throne, and no mere
law shall .rob him of it.
KIP CALLAN AND BOWEN
JUNIOR DOUBLES CHAMPS
Yeung . Kip Callan and his part
ner, Bowen, won the junior Dis
trict tennis championship on the
Dumbarton courts when they de
feated Detwiler and Doyle In five
hard fought matches. The scores
were: 4—6,17—6, B—4. B—l, and 6—B.
The sact 1 that Doyle and Detyiler
won two out of the first three sets
shows to some degree just how
hard fought the match was. Cal
lan and Bowen played excellent
back court tennis and that io .where
they managed to eke out a victory
ever their rivals from Technical
Highschool.
TgE WASHINGTON TME3 » » •_ • TUESDAY, JULY 29, WM. .
! suitcolle™
I 15 FAKE, SAY
i POLICE
> Warning Issued to House-
wives to Be Wary of
“Tailor’s Agent”
i m <
Washington housewives were cau
tioned today to be wary of house-
■ to-house suit collectors, representing
t themselves te be tn .the employ .of,
! tailoring establishments. A negro,
i making such representations, yes-
I terday stole five suit* of olothes,
it la reported.
In one street, according to re
i porta, the swindler got clothing
1 from three persons. They are Mrs.
, Cart A. Cremer, 412-A Warner
street northwest; Mrs. L. Phillips,
, 482 Warner street, and Mrs. R.
Weeks, 480 Warner street.
A man answering the same de
scription is said to have taken a
i suit of clothing from Mrs. Thomas
! Rabbit, 66 Seaton street, and one
from Joseph Danhakl, 1704 New
I Jersey avenue northwest.
The negro is light-skinned, it is
said. He is about twenty years
old. His height i* five feet three
inches, and his weight 180 pound*.
His front teeth are not straight.
I Police believe he 1* the same
man who ha* recently collected
nearly a score of suits in this
manner.
i LODGEIM
I SHAPEAETED
| OPERATION
There I* No Need to Continue
i Bulletins, His Doctors
» Say
’ By latamttoM] g awe ferries.
BOSTON, July 29.—Senator Henry
. Cabot Lodge today was "resting
j cheerfully” following an emergency
• operation for in obstruction of the
bladder. His condition was *a fa-
r vorable that attending physicians
‘ announced there Would be no needs
-1 sity of continuing issuing of the bul
•: letins they have given out twice a
• day.
s Senato*- Lodge is being permitted
Ito “eat whatever he pleased’ and
t' to smoke cigars and cigarettes.
I i After his morning visit to the
. aged Senator’s bedside, Doctor John
» H. Cunningham, Who performed the
- operation, said:
i “Everything is perfectly satlsfac-
• | tory. Senator Lodge had a >good
•i, night’s sleep. He can eat and
i ’ smoke whenever he wants to.”
», Physicians have not decided when
. they will again operate on Senator
Lodge, although they agree another
1 operation will' be necessary.
i LANDLADY IS KILLED
; IN ROADHOUSE QUARREL
» MANSFIELD, Mass./ July 29.
- A gay party in the road house
s ■ conducted by Mrs. Clara Williams
i' in East Mansfield Was broken up
. early today by the murder of the
i*, proprietress. One of a * party of
? young men shot the woman,* follow
r: ing an argument over money. A
• I gun waXtaken from Mrs. Williams*
tlson when he tried to defend his
> [ mother.
r | Mrs. Williams bad previously
1- conducted a “baby farm” and •
rooming house at Boston.
FRENCH DRAFT
GEffIMOIIN
PROPRSAL
Hope Allie* May Accept New
Plan to Protect Owners
of Bond* -
By DAVID M. CHIT4CH.
Intemstionsl Wd*s Service.
LONDON, July 28.—French ex
ports attending the intar-allied re
paration conference were engaged
today upon the draft of fr com
promise proposal tor the protection
of the owners of bond* which will
be igpued to cover the proposed
1200,600,000 German loan.
It is understood the proposal pro
vides that any interested nation
may ask for arbitration in tho
event it believes that sanction*
(penalties) which may be imposed
upon Germany are injuring the
rights of bond holders.
Bankers Meet.
The international bankers met at
noon to consider tho proposition*
which had been put forward Mon
day. Chief of these was jhe sug
gestion of Colonel J. A. Logan, of
ficial observer of the United States,
that tbe question of German de
fault and penalties be put ove/
until the proposed German loan is
ready for flotation.
With both the Americans and
French offering “compromise pro
posals,” hope was high that the
conference would be able to reach
a definite agreement before the end
the week.
The "big five’’—heads of the dele
gations—met two and a half hours
while the various delegates con
ferred. All were striving to find
common ground for working out
the American, Belgian and French
proposals to safeguard the loan.
Logan Lauded.
Members of the French delegation
consulted with the international
bankers.
Colonel Logan’s offer of Mon
day, which was .advanced to meet
the opposition or tbe International
bankers, was hailed by the British
press today as saving the confer
ence from fatal deadlock.
Belidf that the conference
would invite Berlin to send a dele
gation to participate in the parley
upon terms of equality was prema
ture. The Germans heve not yet
Men formally Invited.
French Define Stand.'
PARIS, July 29.—“ The French
delegation is working with a firm
desire for agreement among the
allies and for peace” said Premier
Edouard Herriot, in a report upon
the London reparation conference
which was read in both the Senate
and Chamber of Deputies this after
noon.
The statement added:
“While seeking to <lve legitimate
security to the subscriber* to the
proposed German loan, the French
delegation is taking precautions
against attacks upon the Versailles
treaty and the rights of France.”
HOSmrwORK
WILL DE
PROBED
Congress to Get, First-Hand
Information on Service
to Veterans
First-hand information regarding
conditions existing in Government
hospitals for disabled ex-service men
throughout the country will be
sought by five subcommittees of
the Veterans’ Affairs Committee
of tho House of Representatives,
Chairman Royal C. Johnson an*
nounced today.
In order to systematise the work
of inspection the country has been
divided into three senes. Congress
man Homer P Snyder, of New
York, Roy G. Fitsgerald, of Ohio,
and Bird J„ Vincent, of Michigan,
"have been named as the subcom
mittee to visit hospitals ea*t of the
Mississippi river; Congressmen
James H. McLafferty, of California,
and Robert G. Simmons, will inspect
those west of the Mississippi, while
Congressman A. L. Bulwtnkle, of
North Carolina, will inspect the
institutions in the extreme South.
A sixth committee for the South
western region will be named later.
Chairman Johneon said no dates
had been fixed for the investiga
tions. but it is understood they
will begin shortly. Representa
tives of the American Legion, Dis
abled American Veterans and Vet
erans or Foreign Wars, have b>ien
invited by Chairman Johnson to
have representatives present When
the various inctitutions are in
spected in order to assist In the
work and to offer suggestions.
Numerous complaint* have been
made about tho Government’s hos
pitalization work and the sub-com
mittees just u&med will go thor
oughly Into each complaint.
TEETH OF ANTEDILUVIAN
ANIMAL FOUND IN ITALY
ROMES, July 29.—What is believed
to be an important discovery of an
tediluvian remains has been made
at Casamari, near Arpino, central
Italy, where fossilized teeth of mi
inense size have been brought to
light. Some of these* teeth art said
to be about nine feet long and about
four feet In diameter, and experts
who have examined them are of th*
opinion that they belonged to an an
tediluvian ma«t<»don or mammoth.
The largest tooth weighs nearly 400
pounds.
The discovery wa* made by the
Reverend Fusciarli, * prior of the
small abMy of Casamari.
■The Teeming Times
I B V TINY TESSIE-
When yo*’r« riding 1* * tram car,
fid is,.. on the street, 'i
Did you ever step to thing at *ll I .
Whet funny thin go ar* feet 7
The long ones pnd tho short ones,
The tat. the loan, the email.
Tho long one* grow on ebon men,
And the short ones grow on tali.
A big, oW burly, blustering gent,
■W*o sports tho fear ot God,
Ton’ll find his broad and bunloned
“dogs" moat comfortably shod.
Though they may look* Üba scow
boats, and a house reared whore
he stood*
Please observe that in ouch shoes
th* leather’s always good.
Now eye tho tiny boyish vamp, so
by twinkHn*, dancing feet.
Wherever bands are playing, there
she leaves her girlish heart. ,
She may be nearly starving, but
her shoes are works ot art.
Ohl there are shoos born to be, groat,
and shoes bom to bo dumb.
. Some shoes are snobs; some shoos
are always on tho go and come.
Slim shoes of tho aristocrats, shoes
of tho spineless sap,
Or elss ths brohen cheerful things,
mast always found on tap.
Listen to the tired shoes dropping
off at night.
Mother’s shoes ,*re soft and old.
Dad’s kicks ars a sight. '
Tiny footsteps pattor up . ths ssCt
lit nursefy hall.
God bless little Jane and Dick,
they wear *♦ all.
FLEISCHMANN
DIVORCE IS
GRANTED ,
Grounds of Separation Given
as Incompatibility in
Paris Decree
By Intwstl—l Mews Service.
PARIS, July 28.—The application
of Mrs. Julius Fleischmann, wife
of Julius Fleischmann, the Ameri
can "yeast king,” for divorce wa*
granted todays - -
The ground tor the divorce was
incompatibility.
The name of Mrs. Fleischmann
became linked in newspaper stories
recently with that of Jay O'Brien,
the polo player, but counsel for
Julius Fleischmann, the yeast man
ufacturer, denied that Mrs. Fleisch
mann contemplated marrying
O’Brien-
The lawyer, Dudley Field Malone,
also denied that •Fic’schmann in
tended giving his wife a bequest of
86,000,009.' As a “personal friend”
of Fleischmann he declared "no
scandalous allegations of any kind
were ever discussed or alleged” be
tween Fleischmann and his wife.
The Fleischmanns had been sep
arated for more than a year. They
are said to have parted on the
friendliest terms. Mrs. Fleischmann
remained in Pari* With her children.
Mr*. Fleischmann was the "yeast
king's” second wife. She was pre
viously divorced from Louis Hem
inway. She is said to be wealthy
in her own name.
Fleischmann was also married be
fore. His first wife was Mrs. Lily
Fleischmann, who is said to live in
Cincinnati
O’Brien has been married twice.
He was the husband of Mae Mur
ray, film star, and later the. hus
band of Irene Fenwick, actr**s>
IROMPLE
IN 8-YEAR OLD
TRAGEDY
W. H. Bennett and Wife Are
Accused of Murdering For
mer’s Aged Aunt
CHATTANOOGA, lUn., July 2*.
--W. H. Bennett and his wife, of
Rome, Oa., today were served with
warrants charging murder in con
nection with the finding of an
acid-eaten skeleton in lhe old Ben
nett home here almost two weeks
tab-
The skeleton, officers declared, is
that of Miss Augusta Hoffman,
Bennett’s aunt, who wa* living
with him here at the time of her
mysterious disappearance nine year*
ago.
Were ' Under Surveillance.
The warrants were served at a
local hotel where the Bennett’s
have been held under Surveillance
Thursday after ' their arrest in
Rome.
Only a few minutes after the
arrests, their preliminary hearing
got under way in a court room
that was jammed to its capacity.
Judge McGaughy, before whom
the hearing is being held, ordered
the doors locked and refused to
allow spectators to pass in and
uut.
The pile of bones unearthed in
the cellqr of Bennett’s former
home in a fashionable residential
district here, were said by officers
at the beginning of the hearing to
be those of the missing Miss
Hoffman.
Workmen Find Bones.
Identification, they intimated
bad been established with the aid
of a pair of eye glasses and set
o’, false teeth and a few scraps of
c’othing which were found near
the body..
Miss Hoffman dropped from sight
in 1916 and efforts to locate her
proved futile.
It was while workmen were re
j airing the old Bennett home that
the bones were discovered.
They had been partly destroyed
by the elements and acid which
officers declared evidently had been
applied in order to do away with
all clues of the murder.
Bennett and his wife have slout
maintained their Innocence since
their detention last week.
DISTRICT TO BE
-DEBT FREE’
FRIDAY
Washington Will Be Only
Large City in Country
Not Owing Money
For the first time in 60 years
the District of Columbia will be
debt free on Friday, August 1.
District government officials to
day are planning for the retire
ment of all of ths outstanding 8.65
per cent bonds issued in 1875 when
a 815,000,000 bond issue was floated
to make improvements to the city.
Congress has appropriated 8300,-
000 to clear ofr the District’s in
debtedness. With this amourit, plus
millions of dollars in a sinking
fund, the District will retire all out
standing bonds-
Washington will be the only largo
city tn America which la debt free.
Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadel
phia, New York and other East
ern cities have debts which ag
gregate a billion dollars and more.
It wa* Governor Alexander R.
Shepherd who was responsible for
tbe bond issue. He presided over
the District’s destinies back in the
'7o’a ■
At that time Washington’s streets
were a mass of mud, the sewers
were inadequate and the city gen
erally was in a run-down condition.
Governor Shepherd, in floating the
bond issue was criticized roundly.
The Issue was floated without
legal authority and in the face of
legal prohibitions.
Since that time, however, Gov
ernor Shepherd ha* Men given credit
for changing Washington from a
straggling, dirty city to a beautiful
one. Hi* statu* now stand* in the
park in front of the Municipal
Building. *
SEXTONISHELD
ONSEDIOUS
CHARGE
Arrested on Aocucatlons of
Three Little Sunday
School Children
(Continued i front First Page.)
deacons of -the church k w«re In at
tendance at police court all day.
awaiting the calling of the case.
Staid church d*MO>** whs have
received a report ot the girls’ com
plaint are in a frensy over the af
fair and last night threatened their
former sexton with personal vio
lence.
Mother Swoon*.
One of the mother* of the young
girls fainted at the Seventh pre
cinct station yesterday afternoon
while details of Collins’ alleged fa
miliarity with the girls were re
luctantly related.
The pastor of the church has
cancelled a vacation which he had
planned to begin on ac
count of the incident. The church
is one of the oldest in the city.
It was today admitted by one
of the church deacons that both
he and the pastor have -been su
spicious of the sexton’s motive* in
exhibiting unusual interest in the
little girls at the church but they
had never been abl* to trap him
and, taking intp consideration his
age and paqt good reputation, con
cluded it wa* just a fatherly in
terest.
Admission was also made by the
pastor of the church that his wlfe
had warned him many months ago
that she did not like the way a
certain little girl came to Sunday
School much too early and went
into the church where the sexton
was the only occupant.
He also said that once he went
Into the church and found the sex
ton and a little girl in th* Bible
class room, but found no reason to
admonish them.
That the police regard the case
as serious is seen in the fact that
no one has been permitted to see
Collins since he was arrested, It is
said that the sexton’s brother wa*
denied admission and that even a
deacon of the church was refused
permission to see him and ask for
the keys to the church.
While fentin the neighborhood
know of the arrest and circum
stances which surround it, f«ar Is
felt that when the word is spread
among the members of- the con
gregation that H will be necesaary
to spirit the aged sexton away.
Two of the little girls are sis
ters and are said to live with their
stepfather and have Just returned
to the neighborhood following an
absence of several months, but the
third lives with her fat w and
mother.
It is said all three of the little
girts have always gone to the
church where Collins Is sexton for
Sunday school and it was only a
short time ago that they were
graduated out of the primary de
partment.
HOLY NAME WORKERS
MEET AT HYATTSVILLE
With representative* of all local
parishes In attendance, the Wash
ington section of the Holy Name
Society held Its quarterly meeting
last night in St. Jerome’s Church,
HyattsMlle. Father M. J. Ripple,
O. P., spiritual director and presi
dent of the society in the United
States, was the principal speaker.
The Reverend Andrew J. Carey,
pastor of 8L Jerome’s Church, wel
comed the delegates. Reports of
progress in plans for the coming
convention were submitted by the
various committees. It was de
elded to hold the next quarterly
meeting, at St. Paul’s Chdrch. this
city. Following the meeting women
of the parish served refreshments
«Uuaab lawn.
In Capital To Expand
The Piggty Wiggly
i'.System ■
JOHN I. POWER,
New District manager of the
Pl**ly Wiggly store* In Washing
ton who announced today plans
for immediate expansion of* the
Fjlljgly Wiggly system in the
pigglOggly
EXPANSION
PLANNED
John I. Power to Have Charge
of Chain Store System
Here
Early expansion of the Piggiy
Wiggly system in Washington to at
least 100 stores and broadening the
merchandise line in all of them, te
the plan of John L Power, new dis
trict manager, according to a state
ment by him today.
The Piggiy Wiggly chain today in
cludes more than forty store* and
Mr. Power rays that as rapidly as
suitable locations can be obtained,
the system will be enlarged so a* to
make "Piggiy Wiggly All Over
Town" more literally true here than
in perhaps any other city in the
East.
All of the new Piggiy Wiggly
•tore* |p the National Capital wal
Le equipped with fresh meat mar
kets. Five of the present stores
- have meat markets and their patron
age has been such as to encourage
the management io so equip all the
new units and also install frtoh
meat departments tn other of tne
existing stores.
Mr. Power Is a Washingtonian
and is thoroughly familiar with the
chain store principle, having been
general manager of another chain of
stores in Washington from 1910 to
1920. In the latter year he orgam
ized and founded the Power-Kearney
Market Company, at 714 Eleventh
street northwest and was president
of that successful and popular or
ganization. Later Mr. Power
achieved national distinction by or
ganizing the Pee-Kay Auto Grocery
Store, “The Store at Tour Door”
system of merchandising food prod
ucts.
More recently he established a
grocery brokerage business in the
Central National Bank Building and
was making a big success of this
enterprise when invited Into the
executive personnel of the Piggiy
Wiggly system. Mr. Power has
inaugurated a policy of making
every Piggiy Wiggly store in Wash
ington a* local as the Washington
Monument. He i* a member of the
Board of Trade, Chamber of Com
merce, Kiwanls Club and the Wash
ington Golf and Country Club.
THIETABANDDNS
AUTD AFTER
3 CRASHES
Hit* One Machine, Injuring
Two of Occupants—Strikes
a Lamppost
Four persons were injured in
automobile accidents in the past
twenty-four hours.
A machine stolen from Doctor
Eklward E. Burton, 8218 Georgia
avenue northwest, figured In a
♦— -e- triple collision ’ust
AIJ night, and caused in-
*xl Juries to two men.
Killed The thief escaped,
abandoning th*
1470 . machine.
It: f O Stealing tbe car at
Injured Rhode Island avenue
Since . and Second street,
Jan. 1, the thief rode up to
1924. Third street, where
« ♦ he ran into a lamp
post. A few feet farther down the
street he struck a parked machine.
A. little distance away, he crashed
hgain, this time into the okr owned
by Leo Wolf, 816 Newton street
northwest. '
Oscar and Arthur Ross, 2809
Fourth street northeast, seated tn
the machine, were both injured.
Neither required hospital attention.
Others hurt were Arthur Payton.
forty-eight, of the Brunswick apart
ments. unci Reno I’annetta. five 787
l-’.rat street north u’osi.
VET NIEMOHIftL
JO BENEFIT
fIYPICNIC
Fund for Bladensburg Croas
to Bo Aided by Excursion
to Chesapeake Boaoh
Completion of the Prince Georges
County Memorial Cross at Bladens
burg, Md., on the Washington-
Baltimore Boulevard, will he has
tened by funds raised by an excur
sion to Chesapeake Beach tomornlw
under auspices of Snyder-Farmer
Post No. I, of the American Legion,
which 1* sponsoring the project.
The cross is a memorial to residents
of the county' who lost their lives
In the world war.
The excursion will take the form
■of a county outing with practically
all of the churches, fraternities,
and various civic organisations co
operating. An elaborate program
of athletic events has been arranged.
More than 1,500 persons are ex
pected to attend.
The following committees are in
charge of arrangements: Tickets—
J. H. Hiser, chairman; Leroy Fulton.
H. L. Stoner, John A. Long, M. V.
Halloran, G. T. Hunter, William
Constantine, E. E. Naud, F. B.
Magruder, and A. W. Sues*; pub
licity—C. L. Aidello, chairman: E.
A. Fuller, Jr., H. E. Newman, J. M.
Rector, L. G. Mac-Cartee, and J
A. Johnson: programs—H. T. Mc-
Clay, chairman; J. N. Brooks, P.
K. Pariett. E. R. Halloran, Wil
11am H. Johnston, J. W. Devlin,
A. H, Pottinger, and R, 8. Czarra;
and athletics—O. H. Kee, chairman;
L. N. Spangler, D. F. Blakeman. E.
D. Devlin, J. B. Kirkley, A. G.
Whally, M. F. Hawkshaw, and E.
R. Davis.
Members of the Women’s Union
of the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing are holding their annual
outing today at the Beaeh.: More
than 1,800 are in attendance. A
baby show with $2.50 in gold going
to the cutest infant, a prise waits,
and seventeen athletic events are
on the program. The athletic
events include a twenty-five-yard
dash for girls ten and under, a
fifty-yard dash for boys ton and
under, a seventy-five-yard dash fOt
members ot the union, a fat ladies'
race, a thin ladies* race, a 100-yard
dash for men, a fat men’s race, an
egg race for members of the union,
a ladies* race, a fifty-yard dash foi
girls ten and over, a seventy-five
yard dash for boys ten and over, a
peanut race for girts, a shoe race
for boys, a backward running race
for ladies, a potato race for girls,
a seventy-five-yard dash for mem
bers of the union, and a face for
little children. Mrs. Mabel Rackey
is chairman of the excursion com
mittee.
(RIVER DRAGGED
FOR MAN'S
BODY
Emmett D. Mitchell Drowned
at Solomons Island on
Sunday Outing
The body of Emmett D. MltchCß,
who was drowned at Solomons
Island Bunday, has not been re
covered, according to word re
ceived today by George W. Taylor,
612 M street northwest, at whose
home Mitchell lived.
Mitchell, aij employe of the Globe
Furniture Company, had gone to
Solomons Island Sunday wUh a
party of friends on a three-day out
ing. Shortly, after arriving there
he donned hie bathing suit end
went Swimming., His companions
warned him that the river at this
point was very treacherous, and to
be careful. Before he had time to
hoed the warning he was caught
by the swift current and disap
peared. His companions, aided by
a number of other visitors, tried
all night Bunday and yesterday to
recover the body.
Mitchell was a former resident of
Opelika, Ala., where his mother,
who was expected in Washington
soon. Is spending the summer. He
was a member of King David Lodge
of Masons and the Vaughn Bible
Class ot Calvary Baptist Church
Besides his mother, he is survived
by three brothers and a sister.
HOTEL ORCHESTRA WILL
BE CONCERT FEATURE
The Community Center Depart
ment outdoor concert at the Cen
tral Stadium tomorrow night. Will
feature . the Grace Dodge Hotel
Orchestra, Sadie Newell, conduct
reSa. Pictures ot the United States
Bureau of Mines, will bo chown,
and community singing will bo to-J
by William Btamell.
The program for Friday night
the Forestry Division of the United
States Department of Agriculture
will show pictures of forest fires
under the direction of F. W., Pei
kins, in charge of the motion pic
tore division of the department.
An admission charge of 10 cents
will be asked at this concert tc
cover the expenses ot the evening
In case of rain the concert will
take place in the Central Auditor
ium. The band concert Wil! begin
at 7:10, half an hour ahead of
usual time.
STUDEBAKER
Art /t; TAafg AU

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