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Fair and colder with lowest temperature
about IS tonight; tomorrow increasing cloud
iness with slowly rising temperature, prob bly
followed by snow.
Washington 36 New York 43
Atlantaso Omaha 34
Chicago 29 Portland. Ore. ...38
Detroit .. .<2l San Francisco ... 57
Los Angeles 59 San Diego sS
(Weather Details on Page 19)
Army Asks 100 Millions in Budget to Bring Inadequate Air Force Up to Standard
2 Burned to Death As Fire Sweeps 4 Virginia Houses
Crippled Boy Saved By
Mother; Five Other
Children Flee
Summoned by four alarms,
practically every available piece
of fire-fighting apparatus in Ar
lington county raced today to Co
lumbia Pike and Arlington Ridge
Road, where four houses were
swept by flames and two men
burned to death.
The dead:
Louis Cockrell, about 50, of
East Falls Church, Va., head
machinist of West Brothers
Brick Co., of South Washington,
Va., for about 20 years.
Joe Commack, 42, colored, of
1219 Columbia Pike, said to be a
private chauffeur.
Reported to be injuj-eji was
Sylvania Lyons, about 36, colored.
He was rushed to Emergency Hos
pital here.
Crippled Boy Rescued
Firemen reported one of the resi
dents in the ruined homes, Mag
gie Ruffner, colored, rescued her
crippled son, Belvin, 13, from the
flames. Five other of her chil
dren escaped by themselves.
Damage was set at $3,000.
Officers of the brick company
said Mr. Cockrell had worked all
day yesterday and last night. Re
quiring additional help at the
plant, he left to get it, and while
on his way saw the fire and rushed
in with another man to help put
it out.
His wife and a child were killed
several years ago when a boiler
exploded under a sidewalk on down
town Seventh Street. Company of
ficials characterized him as a
“fine man” and faithful employe.
After an inquest this morning,
Dr. W. C. Welbum, Arlington
county coroner, issued a certificate
of accidental death for Cockrell
and Commack.
Meanwhile, a forest fire broke
out near the Virginia end of
Chain Bridge for the third time
in as many days, drawing one of
the few idle pieces of Arlington
county apparatus. Damage was
said to be slight.
Others, principally confined to
brush, have been breaking out in
other nearby Maryland and Vir-
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Admiral's Daughter
To Launch Cruiser
NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (1.N.5.).
The new 10,000-ton cruiser Brook
lyn was to be launched today at
the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The ship rill be christened by
Miss Kathryn Jane Lackey, daugh
ter of Rear Admiral F. R. Lackey,
commandant of the New York
State Naval Militia.
Carrying a main battery of 15
six-inch guns, the Brooklyn is ex
pected to be ready for active serv
ice in November, 1937.
For Nineteen Consecutive Months
Again i n November the
any Washington weekday newspaper—-the
nineteenth consecutive month that THE
TIMES has led its field.
Growing With the City
(I.N.S.).—Accorded a reception
unparalleled for pageantry and
enthusiasm in the history of
South America, President Roose
velt arrived in Buenos Aires today
to inaugurate the inter-American
peace conference.
From the moment an Argentine
naval squadron of six units met
the presidential cruiser Indianap
olis and its convoy off Cape
Polonia, this South American re
public staged the most impressive
display in its power in tribute to
the visiting Chief Executive.
A million and a half wildly
cheering citizens lined the route
the President followed from the
pier to the American embassy.
The setreets were gaily bedecked
with flowers, flags and bunting.
First to board the Indianapolis
was President Augustin Justo of
the Argentine. Accompanied by
cabinet officers and other high
officials of the republic, he wel-
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DETROIT, Nov. 30 (1.N.5.).
Jerry Riley, former cigar store
operator of Washington, D. C., and
alleged member of the notorious
“Legs” Lamon gang here, faced
trial today for the $42,000 kidnap
ping of Charles Mattier, Detroit
produce merchant.
Four convicts, former members
of the gang, will be called from
Jackson state prison to testify in
Riley’s behalf, Defense Attorney
Verne C. Anderson announced. The
four—Joseph Reardon, Roy Cor
nelius, Harry Hallisey and Jerry
Mullahe —were convicted in the ab
Anderson also said he would ask
the State to assume expense of
bringing “alibi” witnesses here
from Washington to testify Riley
was in that city at the time of the
kidnaping. Mattier was abducted
September 9, 1928, and released
eight days later after a ransom of
$42,000 had been paid.
Joseph “Legs” Lamon, leader of
the gang, who was released re
cently from Jackson prison, will be
called as a prosecution witness, as
will Roy Andrews and Louis Ross,
also convicted in the kidnaping.
Ross is in Jackson prison, and An
drews in lonia reformatory. James
“Jumpy” Kane, serving a term for
bank robbery, also will be called by
the prosecution.
Riley was operating a cigar store
in Washington at the time of his
arrest last December. He was
brought here after carrying his
fight against extradition to the
District Supreme Court.
Cornell University
Denies 'Red' Charge
ITHACA, N. Y.. Nov. 30 (1.N.5.).
A Cornell University official today
branded charges by State Senator
McNaboe that Cornell is the “cen
ter of revolutionary communistic
I activity” as being “perfectly
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Weakness in Aviation
Seen; Production
Declared Slow
High and responsible Army offi
cers are on tip-toe with anxiety to
find out whether or not the Presi
dent will include in the budget
their recommendation for nearly
100 million dollars to lift the Army
air program out of the mud and
put it forward to the point where
the Administration publicized it
nearly three years ago.
The fact is, Army officials re
gretfully and privately admit the
Army Air Force is only 50 planes
better off than it was in 1934
when the Baker board formulated
a program that would guarantee
2,320 Army planes by 1939.
Eaxly in this Administration
the so-called Baker board, which
had on it the best minds the
science and business of aviation
could produce, evolved a five-year
plan by which the Army Air Force,
which then amounted
planes, would be increased* at-the
rate of 800 a year.
Taking out 20 per cent for ob
solescence and 20 per cent for
crashes, the Army figured that
this rate of additional planes
would give the Army 2,320 planes
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Nominations for Naval officers
to be promoted to rear admiral
and captain during the coming
year will be made by the Line
Selection Board of the United
States Navy, it was announced
today by a spokesman during the
first of a series of 10-day sessions
at the Navy Department.
Headed by Admiral Arthur J.
Hepburn, the board will choose
seven officers for the post of rear
admiral and from 23 to 29 of
ficers for captaincies. The names
will then be given to Secretary
Swanson, who will pass on his rec
ommendations to President Roose
velt when the latter returns from
South America.
Those chosen will be promoted
as vacancies occur during the com
ing year, a spokesman for the
board declared.
Australia-French Pact
CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 30.
Sir Henry Somer Gullett, minister
without portfolio, introduced a bill
ratifying the trade treaty com
pleted yesterday with France. Aus
tralia will grant to France most
favored-nation treatment
Army and Navy Orders 29
Amusements 18
Beatrice Fairfax 20
Births and Marriages 26
Club Notes 19
Comics 30, 31
Crossword Puzzle 31
Donna Grace 20
Editorials 34
Edwin C. Hill 34
Elsie Robinson 34
Frank M. Smith 34
Financial 32, 33
Helen Essary 25
Ida Jean Kain 29
Jean Green 20
Ken Murray 25
Mrs. Beeckman 20
Music 28
Neighborhood Movies 26
Radio Programs 27
Robert Taylor 10
“Room and Board” 29
Sobol 29
Society 22
Sports 35, 36, 37
Times Table 24
Weather 19
"When I Loved You” 30
Wilma Laville 20
Woman’s Page 20
Soviet Vessels Bear'
Arms to Spanish
Reds, Is Charge
SEVILLE, Spain, Nov. 30
(1.N.5.). —Insurgent General
Quiepo De Llano, broadcasting
over the radio here, claimed to
day that three Soviet Russian
ships were sunk during the re
cent insurgent bombardment of
Cartagena. He said:
“Is is now known that three
Russian ships were sunk dur
ing the bombardment of Car
tagena. One contained an im
portant cargo of shells.”
LONDON, Nov. 30 (1.N.5.).
The London Daily Express, in a
dispatch from Istanbul today,
stated it was understood 100
small tanks form part of the
Cargo of the British steamer
Thurston, bound for Cartagena,
Spain, from Soviet Russia.
A spokesman for owners of
the Thurston said the ship had
been chartered by the Russian
government. He added that
the owners understood the ship
is heading for Malta.
MADRID, Nov. 30 (1.N.5.).—
Government officials claimed
further successes in defense of
the beleaguered capital today,
stating insurgent attacks on the
Pozuleo, Humera and Estrema
dura sectors surrounding the city
had failed after leftist militia
repulsed insurgents who staged
a fresh assault on the university
Nevertheless, insurgent batteries
renewed artillery bombardment of
the city, inflicting new casual
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Bing Hates Sailors,
Sailors Hate Bing,
Bing! Bing Bangs 'Em
HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 30 (1.N.5.).
Should Bing Crosby, the famous
crooner, be known henceforth as
“Killer” Crosby or perhaps “One
Punch” Crosby?
All Hollywood was agog today
for the answer following reports
of a “bettie of the century” in
San Diego between the singer and
a group of jolly tars from Uncle
Sam’s Navy.
It seems the sailors observed
Crosby in a San Diego case yes
terday and made certain dispar
aging remarks about crooners.
At that point one version has
Crosby taking a big six-footer,
bending him into a bow knot and
tossing him into the gutter. An
other group says Crosby himself
comprised the bow knot and that
he was trying to untangle him
self when the cops arrived.
Anyway, Crosby maintained a
discreet silence today.
Bowie Ends; Numbers
Boys on Vacation
It should be strictly understood
that there is nothing official about
this story. But if you play the
numbers, and the numbers man
doesn’t come around today, don’t
be surprised. He’s having a holi
At least that’s the word which
came up through the grapevine
today. The explanation—unoffic
ially, you understand —is this:
Bowie’s racing season is over.
That makes it necessary to get
the numbers from some other
track. The boys don’t like New
Orleans, and they don't like
Charles Town. You can do your
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Big Army, Navy Policy
Faces Fight in Japan
TOKYO, Nov. 30 (I.N.S.).—Al
though 70,000 patriotic Japanese
watched the launching of Nip
pon’s new 10,000-ton aircraft car
rier Chitose at Kure, opposition
developed today to the nation’s
big army and navy policy. •
The Seiyukai party indicated
it would strongly oppose Japan’s
draft budget covering gigantic
army and navy expenses, and the
social mass party issued a state
ment opposing the Japanese-Ger
man accord against Communism
owing to the delicate international
own guessing as to the reasons,
but some folks do say that the
N’Orleans races aren’t exactly on
the up-and-up. Os course, there
was some “sponging” at Bowie
this year, but that’s different, it
appears, from the viewpoint of
the numbers operators.
Latest advices are that the re
sults at the Bay Meadows track
in California will be used here
after and until further notice as
the basis for the Washington pay
off. They won’t be in until about
5 in the afternoon, or later.
So today while thb boys get
squared around, the numbers col
lectors had a day of rest.
AIMEE SEMPLE McPHERSON, noted evangelist, and her
former husband, David L. Hutton. Rheba Crawford Splivalo,
suing Mrs. McPherson in Los Angeles for $1,080,000, alleging
slander, says she will bring into the case love notes written
by Mrs. McPherson to Hutton. International News Photo.
Scented Love Notes
Cited in Aimee Suit
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (1.N.5.).
Scented love notes, written by
Aimee Semple McPherson to David
Hutton, her former husband years
ago, moved into the $1,000,000 law
suit involving the evangelist today
as it was announced Hutton may
be called as a witness.
“We will call Hutton as a wit
ness, if Sister Aimee denies writ
ing certain letters to Hutton
from Paris when we take
her deposition next Saturday,”
Rheba Crawford Splivalo, for
mer “angel of Broadway,” who
Doctors Prescribe
For Insane Sailor
On Ship by Radio
CHELSEA, Mass., Nov. 3 0
(1.N.5.). —Chelsea Marine Hospi
tal doctors today prescribed treat
ment by radio for an insane pa
tient 200 miles away.
The freighter Independence Hall
was steaming for New York with
the maniac under a sedative,
wrapped in sheets and in a 12-
hour hot bath.
Treatment was prescribed in
response to a “medico” flash from
the radio operator of the vessel.
It read:
“Member of the crew, 27 years
old, gone violently insane. Has
run amok, endangering self and
others. Have him under restraint
but can’t quiet him.”
The freighter was then 100
miles southeast of Cape Cod
bound for New York from Eu
Hoffman Calls Legislature
TRENTON, N. J., Nov. 30
(1.N.5.). — Governor Harold G.
Hoffman today announced he has
called a special session of the
State legislature for Docember 21
to formulate an unemployment
compensation bill.
Love Notes Cited
Against Aimee
accuses Mrs. McPherson of slan
der announces.
According to Miss Crawford's
complaint, the letters related jokes
then bandied about the boulevards
and other things pertinent to the
current case. Hutton, now in a
wheel chair with a broken leg, has
not indicated his position in the
Miss Crawford, who has a con
tract as associate pastor of Mrs.
McPherson’s Angelus Temple, is
seking $1,080,000 on charges the
evangelist called her the mistress
of a former State official, a
“jezebel” and other names.
LONDON, Nov. 30 (1.N.5.).
Ernest Yaldwyn, Exchange Tele
graph’s Madrid correspondent, on
his arrival at Gibraltar estimated
that since the outbreak of Spain’s
civil war 32,000 people have been
killed in Madrid, according to a
dispatch from Gibraltar.
He said the vast majority of
the victims were shot “without
semblance of a trial and that more
people were killed in the streets
by Madrid’s defenders than by
rebel shells,” the Exchange Tele
graph message stated.
Yaldwyn asserted that Madrid
defense junta has little authority
and that “everything is com
manded by communist and an
archist committees which openly
threaten to break into embassies
and are launching violent threats
against the German and Italian
Security Act Extension
NEW YORK, Nov. 30—(1.N.5.).
The next Congress will extend
the Social Security act to in
clude farm workers and domestic
servants, according to a predic
tion left here today by John G.
Winant, chairman of the Social
Security Board.
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News and Photographic Service
Pair Caught by N. C.
Police After Chase,
Agree to Return
Special to The Washington Times
30. —Captured here following a
chase in which several shots were
fired, two alleged members of the
“riding habit gang” who staged a
number of holdups in Washington
and vicinity, recently, will be re
turned to the Capital today.
The youths, John Joseph Kurz,
19, and Paul Berger, 18, waived
extradition and agreed to return
with two Washington detectives
who are en route here. A third
man escaped.
The youths were captured Fri
day night by Chief of Police F.
D. Marshall, who was walking
down the street when he saw a
fight and ran to break it up.
Two Flee in Auto
As he approached Kurz and
Berger ran, jumped into a car
and drove away, while a third
man fled in the opposite direction.
Chief Marshall jumped into an
other car and started in pursuit,
firing at the fleeing car. One of
his bullets struck a rear tire and
the car crashed into a ditch.
As the chief ran up Berger at
tempted to draw an automatic
pistol, but the officer covered him
with his own weapon and Berger
threw up his hands.
The car in which they attempted
to flee was stolen during the hold
up of two couples on the Mount
Vernon Boulevard last week. Chief
Marshall said. The Virginia tags
had been replaced by New Jersey
plates, stolen when the gang fled
north after staging robberies here.
Detective Sergeants Elmer Lewis
and E. E. Thompson left Washing
ton today in a police car to return
the youths, while local authorities
were still searching for the man
who escaped. He is not believed
to be a member of the gang, how
Third Man Held
Search for Kurz and Berger
turned to the south following the
arrest here Saturday of William N.
Beck, 21, alleged member of the
Police said Beck made a com
plete confession but refused to
make public details pending the
return here of the other two
youths and a comparison of their
Department of Justice agents
had been searching for the gang,
who are charged with holding up
a sentry at Fort Myer and stealing
his pistol which later was used in
several holdups.
Wilentz in Capital
On 'Private Business'
Attorney General David Wil
entz, of New Jersey, prosecutor of
Bruno Richard Hauptman in the
kidnaping of Col. Charles A. Lind
bergh’s first born, arrived in
Washington last night “on private
business.” At the Mayflower Hotel
today, he said his visit had
connection with the Lindbergh
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