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WEATHER. ------7-1 j iD. 8 Weather Bureau Precast.) Mostly cloudy, with lowest temperature The only evening naner about 35 degrees; tomorrow cloudy with ' slowly rising temperature, probably fol- ” aSmnglOn With the • lowed by rain. Temperatures today—High- Associated PreSS Npw«t est, 53, at midnight; lowest, 38, at 7:10 or,J tit- i- ci a m ; 47 at 2 p.m. Pull report page A-8. ' anCl WirephOtO Services. . \ New York Stock Market Closed Today : 85th YEAR. No. 34,162. gTSS‘gSaS.'Sfg WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1937-FIFTY PAGES. ..a....,.,., p,.„. TWO CENTS. MAN CHARGING AT KING IN ANTI-WAR PROTEST SEIZED IN LONDON RITES Cry of “Hypocrisy” Breaks Silence at Cenotaph. RUNS THROUGH SAILORS’ LINES Menacing Lunatic Fails to Move George VI. By the Associated Press. LONDON, Nov. 11.—An escaped asylum Inmate broke through the King's Guards today and. with the cry •'Hypocrisy!” shattered the two min utes of silent Armistice Day tribute to Britain’s war dead. King George, standing rigidly at attention during the solemn service before the World War Cenotaph, ig nored the disturber, who shouted: ‘‘All this is hypocrisy—you’re de liberately preparing for war!” Queen Mother Mary and Queen Elizabeth, watching from a Home Of fice window, looked on aghast. Hand uplifted, unarmed, and clad In a raincoat, the middle-aged man dashed through the line of sailor guards a few feet to the right and to the rear of the Monarch. Shouting, he appeared to trip. Thrown to Pavement. Guards scuffled him quickly to the pavement and hands clapped over his mouth drowr.ed out further outcry during the period of silence. Apparently unconscious, he was carried quickly out of the crowd and taken to St. Stephen's Hospital at Fulham for medical observation. He was identified as Stanley Storey, who escaped September 21 from the Cane Hill Asylum in Surrey. The incident recalled a similar dis order at a great state occasion when Edward, now Duke of Windsor, was King before his brother. Edward had been on the throne only six months when on July 16, 1936, a Journalist, George Andrew Mahon, slathered a pistol across the pavement in the King’s direction as he rode down Constitution Hill to Bucking ham Palace after presenting colors to guards regiments at a huge review in Hyde Park. Mahon subsequently was sentenced to one year at hard labor. Sir Samuel Hoare, home secretary, told the House of Commons that Storey had no intention of attacking the King or any one else and that he,was un armed. He said the man was suffering delusions and that he w'ould not be prosecuted criminally. The home secretary added, however, that Storey, 43 years old, had made a disturbance in the gallery of the House of Commons last January 27 and might be recommitted to an asylum. nmg 19 i nmuvcu. The King, at the gray stone me morial in a prayerful salute to the British Empire's million war dead, stood motionless through the brief dis turbance. The strident shout and sounds of the ensuing scuffle were carried over the radio. The incident took place almost as close to the monarch as it was possible for any one in the dense crowd to reach. Several subdued boos from the crowd added to the disturbance and when the Horse Guards’ gun boomed the end of the 2-minute period there were cries from the throng—“Kill him! Kill him!” Then the national anthem swelled from the throng, drowning further disorder. Additional police rushed up and sur rounded the disturber and kept the crowd at a distance. The thousands massed before the Cenotaph were impressed by the com posure of the King and his brothers during the unprecedented outbreak. Not one of them gave the slightest sign they* noticed the disturber, al though the man, dashing from the north side of Whitehall, seemed to be making a direct line for his majesty. Chamberlain Nearby. Prime Minister Neville Chamber lain and members of his cabinet were standing with their backs to the dis turber, only 3 yards away, when police brought him down. The King, in army service uniform, was about 7 yards awray. Sailors of the guard were at stony attention when the man dashed through their ranks. They did not see him until he had penetrated their lines and then two policemen grappled with him. The officers threw him to the ground and fell on top of him. The intruder went down shouting, but police quickly clapped their hands to his mouth. The man was seized near the en trance to the home office. The officers held him on the ground there until the two minutes were up. His groans and his muffled attempt to stammer some sort of explanation ’ were heard by thousands of persons. He appeared almost unconscious when police half-carried, half-pushed him into Downing street. The angry (See LONDON, Page A-4.) FRANK B. KELLOGG ILL Tormer Secretary of State Con fined to St. Paul Home. ST. PAUL, Nov. II UP).—Frank B. Kellogg, former Secretary of State, World Court judge and Ambassador to Great Britain, is ill at his home here today. Mr. Kellogg, co-author of the Kel logg-Briand pact to renounce war, / which was signed by 64 nations, has been forced to his bed several times in the last year, but has recovered suf ficiently to resume his work in private law practice. ^ Duke Shuns Armistice Rites In Spite of Pastor’s Apology Windsor Refuses to Attend Services in Paris After Presence Was De clared Unwelcome. By the Associated Press. PARIS, Nov. 11.—An Anglican pas tor apologized today to the Duke of Windsor for an “insult" to a "npan who couldn't defend himself,” but the Duke, nevertheless, shunned an Armistice Day service within St. George’s Church here because his presence previously had been declared unwelcome. The pastor, the Rev. J. L. C. Dart, explaining his statement yesterday that “I would rather the Duke did not attend the services,” told the British Legion: “The very last thing I wished to do was publicly to insult a man who couldn't defend himself. Reporters made me do that. Nothing was far ther from my intentions. I swear that is true. I wish to take this opportunity publicly to apologize." The vicar told the group: “I will be very sorry if the Duke does not come. I will be very sorry If my statement is taken as a suggestion that the Duke stay away." Telephones Equerry. The vicar revealed he had telephoned to the Duke's equerry, Lieut. Dudley Forwood, an hour before the service and said he wanted to apologize to Windsor for "what amounted to a public insult.” He said he told Lieut. Forwood that the Duke would be received by him and the church congregation with "all the respect due the King's brother” if he would consent to attend. The Duke, however, refused. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, remaining within their hotel, bought poppies from an Englishwoman and gave them to British legionnaires. The Windsors gave “quite a bit” to the veterans’ fund in return for the poppies, the Englishwoman said. Tmmediately after the church serv ice, the Paris branch of the British Legion met at the home of one of its members and instructed its secretary to telephone the legion’s London head quarters for advice on whether it should pass a resolution of regret for presentation to the Duke. Legionnaires said they already had invited the Duke of Windsor to at tend their annual ceremonies this afternoon at Notre Dame Cathedral, at the foot of a' brass plaque in memory of the British Empire’s war dead. Declines Legion’s Invitation. Windsor issued a statement saying it would be "inappropriate" for him to accept the Legion’s invitation to Notre Dame. “I thank the British Legion sin cerely for the resolution they have passed inviting me to attend the cere mony at Notre Dame at 3 o'clock to day,” he said. “As observance of the 2 minutes of silence, which it was my desire to pass in church with you, has gone by,' I feel it would now be inappropriate to be present this afternoon. “At the same time, I hope you will give me an opportunity for meeting you on another occasion.” PRESIDENT PLACES r e I American Legion Com mander Addresses Throng at Arlington Rtfes. (Picture on page B-l.) While cabinet officers, veterans and citizens looked on, President Roose velt this morning rewakened America’s memory of the horror of war by plac ing a wreath in the name of the coun try’s whole populace on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery—the symbol of the sacrifice of American lives in the World War halted by the Armistice signed 19 years ago today. “While the appropriate spirit of Armistice Day is one of joy, as we look in retrospect our feelings are tempered by thoughts of the tragic cost of war.” Daniel J. Doherty, na tional commander of the American Legion, said at the tomb after the President had moved away. Day of Rededication. “To the members of the American Legion, this day of glorious recollec tion is also a day of rededication to the task of making permanent the blessings of peace. Each new anni versary brings to us more vividly the realization of the futility of war. It spurs us to renewed determination that our sons and daughters shall never know an America involved In war if we, in honor, can prevent it. “The American people treasure peace. We covet not one inch of the territory of any other nation. We do not seek one penny of any other nation’s treasure.” Thus opened the Nation’s celebra tion of Armistice Day. A chill wind swept across the Potomac River up to the hilltop on which the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier stands, and the reverent, patriotic crowd shivered as it stood and watched and listened. Many Wreaths to Be Placed. During the day many wreaths will be placed at the base of the tomb— tributes from more than a score of veteran, patriotic and fraternal organ izations. Daniel J. Callahan, supreme treas urer of the Knights of Columbus, was named to present a wreath in the name of 700,000 members. His escort included State Deputy Walter U. Plant and State Warden William A. Mulli gan of Washington, John J. Flanagan of Baltimore, Maryland State deputy, and Thomas A. Murphy of Richmond, Virginia State deputy. The Order of Alhambra was rep resented at the Tomb by John M. Miller of Baltimore, supreme com mander. Assisting him were Joseph M. McKenna, supreme vizier, and John (See ARMISTICE, Page /U3J STORM AT NOME Heatfy Breakers and Strong Wind Batter Portion of City. NOME. Alaska. Nov. 11 OP).—Nome, city on the golden sands, waited be hind hastily constructed bulkhead* today the tail end of a storm which the Weather Bureau warned might be as destructive as its vanguard, which caused $125,000 damage yesterday. Heavy breakers and a strong south west wind battered portions of the city, rebuilt since a 1934 fire nearlj wiped it out. Many water front build ings were swept away and others un dermined. Lives After 85-Foot Fall. BEAUMONT, Tex., Nov. 11 OP).— B. B. Arnold, 29, tumbled 85 feet from an oil derrick. Believed dying, h« was rushed to a hospital. He wai treated for minor cuts. _ High Virginia Court Upholds 20-Year Term for School Teacher. By the Associated Press* RICHMOND, Va.. Nov. 11.—Edith Maxwell, Wise County school teacher twice convicted of killing her father, lost her appeal for a third trial in the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to day. The State’s highest tribunal upheld the Wise Circuit Court in its sentence of 20 years in the penitentiary for the comely and youthful former instructor in the Pound School. Charles H. Smith of Alexandria, her attorney, said he planned no appeal from today’s de cision of the court. Miss Maxwell was arrested after her father died in the summer of 1935 fol lowing a domestic quarrel. Convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison the following November in a trial widely publicized over the United States, she obtained a reversal in the Supreme Court after the lower court had twice denied a rehearing. She was given 20 years on the sec ond conviction. The Commonwealth claimed that the mountain girl fatally injured her father, Trigg Maxwell, by striking him with some blunt instrument during the quarrel in the Maxwell home. The de fense claimed that Miss Maxwell struck her father with a shoe when Maxwell, drinking and angry, threat ened to whip her. It contended, how ever, that he did not die from the blow, but from striking his head against a meat block in falling. VICTIM WAS SON Motorist Flagged to Take Injured Youth to Hospital. NEWPORT, Wash., Nov. 11 OP).— Ray Adams of Newport was flagged on the highway near here to take a dying youth to the hospital. The youth was his son, Espie Adams, 21, fatally injured when his automo bile overturned. COST CUT PLEDGED BY MORGENTHAU La Follette Demands Added Expenditures to Give All Employables Jobs. PUMP PRIMING’S END FAVORED BY SECRETARY Byrd, on Same Platform, Assails , TJ. S. "Waste”—Koosevelt Confers on Business Aid. Text of Secretary Morgenthau't speech Page B-2. By the Associated Press. The administration, pledged anew by Secretary Mongenthau to a pro gram of curtailed expenditures to bal ance the b.udget, ran squarely today into a congressional demand for in creased spending. Senator La Follette, Progressive of Wisconsin, a spokesman for the self styled congressional liberal bloc and a supporter of President Roosevelt, de clared that additional spending was needed to "stem the downward spiral” in business. He advocated increased taxes to finance it. Specifically. La Follette recommend ed an increase in W. P. A. expenditures to provide a job for every employable man. Morgenthau outlined a $700, 000,000 curtailment of spending for unemployment relief, public works, public highways and agriculture. Pump priming—big outpourings of Federal money such as were used against the depression—was out so far as he was concerned, said Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau in a speech in New York last night. He asked the co-operation of the business world to overcome "our present difficulties." Advocates $700,000,000 Cut. He advocated matching income and outgo by cutting nearly $700,000,000 from next year’s expenditures, mainly in the fields of highways, relief, public works and agricultural aid. and not by raising taxes. In no event, he added, would the administration "allow any one to starve," nor would it drop any of its broad policies. He spoke before the Academy of Po litical Science, and a small section of his dinner-jacketed audience was openly and vocally hostile. The audi ence gave two standing ovations to Senator Byrd, Democrat, of Virginia, who, sharing the same platform, de nounced the Capital's "bureaucracy" as “the most costly and wasteful • • • in the history of the United States of America." The Senator said, too, that he put no faith in prophecies that "a bal anced budget is on the way.” "On the contrary,” he added, I predict that on July 1, 1938, the esti mated deficit of $895,000,000 will be at least twice that sum.” Byrd demanded that the Federal Government “stop writing checks” and thus avert a "disaster” that would visit “terrible” consequences upon the peo ple. Fears Impairment of Credit. “I do not believe in destructive economy,” Byrd said. “I favor adequate support for the functions of government. I readily agree that the activities of govern iSee MORGENTHAU, Page~"A-4~)~~ NUbtL rHIZt SUES TO FRENCH AUTHOR Roger Martin Du Gard Rewarded for Series of Novels “Les Thibaults.” By the Associated Press. STOCKHOLM, Nov. 11.—The 1937 Nobel Prize for literature was awarded today to the French author, Roger Martin Du Gard, who wrote a series of novels, “Les Thibaults.” When “Les Thibaults" first appeared it won for Du Gard the coveted French literary award, Prix de Goncourt. This novel, a lengthy work along lines similar to those of John Gals worthy’s “Forsythe Saga,” follows the development of a typical French fami ly through marty years. Du Gard is a member of the board of a French) literary publication, Nouvelles Literaires, of which his brother, Maurice Du Guard, is editor. BRAZIL RECEIVES President’s Sweeping Power Unequaled in Western Hemisphere. BACKGROUND— President Getulio Vargas came to power in Brazil as result of revo lution of liberals in 1930. Recent Communist threats envisaged along with, growing approach of Brazil with Germany, signalized by in creasing trade relations. Brazil contains large German, Italian and Portuguese populations who are sympathetic to Fascist movements in their respective homelands. (Picture on page A-3.) hi the Associated Press. RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Nov. 11. —President Getulio Vargas ruled Bra zil today under sweeping dictatorial powers unequaled in the Western hemisphere.

Outwardly this largest of South American nations seemed to have ac cepted calmly the political coup which abolished Brazil's democratic form of government and set up in its stead one modeled in many respects after the corporate system employed by totali tarian European nations. Casinos, theaters and restaurants in the capital functioned with the usual animation, and there was no outward sign of resistance to the swift move which President Vargas himself said was inspired in part by fear of armed revolution. (Private sources in Buenos Aires, capital of neighboring Ar gentina, indicated that though President Vargas had complete mil itary support t hie re was consider able—if inactive—civilian opposi ton to his bloodless coup.) By the decree powers with which he had ruled largely since 1935 Var gas yesterday dissolved federal and state legislative bodies and proclaimed a new constitution, with corporative, authoritarian trimmings. New Constitution in Effect. The new constitution was put into effect immediately, and a presidential manifesto declared the new regime would suspend payment on all gov ernment debts abroad. Within 24 hours Vargas was ex pected to decree reduction of the ex port tax on coffee and effect other measures to carry out his policy of abandoning export price control over this principal Brazilian product. The President today declined the joint resignation of his cabinet. Both the resignation and Vargas' declen sion were considered formalities dic tated by the replacement of the “lib eral" 1934 constitution. The foreign relations ministry said Vargas’ coup was not connected with European political ideologies and de nied reports Brazil planned to join the German-Japanese-Italian pact against Communism. (In Paris and London there was speculation on whether Brazil would join the anti-Communist front or take a stand in the line up of totalitarian states. (French officials said they were watching the situation closely and pointed to Brazil’s historical link with Portugal, which is friendly with Italy, Germany and insurgent Snain.) Presidential Election Canceled. The new constitution proclaimed by Vargas canceled the presidential elec tion scheduled for January and gave Vargas indeterminate power as the “supreme authority in the state.” The constitution provided that the incumbent President continue until a plebiscite be held at his discretion. Then “if the plebiscite be favorable to the constitution,” the President’s term would end. No provision was made for an unfavorable vote. Meanwhile, Vargas would rule by decree. Army support for Vargas’ move was Indicated in a telegram from the min ister of war to state military gov ernors, urging them to support the new regime. Rome Hails New Constitution. ROME, Nov. 11 (£>).—Brazil’s procla mation of a new constitution was hailed in Rome today as indication of "another country going Fascist.” Newspapers published details of the new constitution, pointing out its Simi larities to the Italian corporative sys tem. (See Conttantine Brown Story on Page AS.) A __THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH! Plea to Cut Jobless Tax Rate May Cite Stable Employment Discretionary Authority for Board to Revise Levy on 6-Month or Yearly Basis Due to Be Asked. Relative stability of private em- | ployment in the District will be used as the basis for an expected plea that | the District Unemployment Compen I sation Board be given discretionary authority to vary the local unemploy ment compensation tax rate on a six month or yearly basis, it was learned today. The initial variation presumably would be downward if conditions dur ing the first half of 1938 bear out the expectations of officials of the local compensation administration. Consideration of such a step, it was learned, arises out of the accumula tion of District reserves greater than any expected demand for unemploy ment benefits, a condition believed to be unique with the District where private employment depends so di | rectly upon the stable Government | operations. 1 On an arithmetical basis, the situa ! tion is about as follows: Employers now paying a 2 per cent tax on the wages of their employes are expected to turn in about $4,000. 000 to the District fund during the present year. Last year, on a 1 per j cent basis, they contributed approxi mately $2,000,000. Next year, with; the tax rate scheduled to increase to 3 per cent, they would contribute approximately $6,000,000. With the fund already standing at about $5,000,000 and due to reach $6,000,000 before any benefits are pay able after next January 1, it is believed unnecessary to compel local employers to continue paying $6,000,000 yearly to the earmarked fund. The basis for this reasoning is that the maximum benefit which any in dividual may receive in a single year is $240, or $15 weekly for 16 weeks. A top figure of eligible unemployment here is believed to be 10,000 persons (See COMPENSATION, Pagfe A-4.) STRIKE AT WOL SILENCES STATION Seven Technicians Stage Walkout, Demanding Higher Wage Scale. Radio Station WOL was forced off the air this morning by a strike of seven technicians who belong to the American Radio Telegraphers’ Asso ciation, an affiliate of the Committee for Industrial Organization. The strike was called after nego tiators had failed to reach an agree ment on a proposed contract submitted to the American Broadcasting Co, operator of the station, by the union on November 5. The principal issue in dispute, it was said, relates to the wage scale for the technicians. The union is asking a scale ranging from $49.60 to $92.20 per week, the same scale that prevails at WOR, the broadcasting company’s principal New York station. The com pany refused to meet this demand, it was said. The scale of wages now being paid the men was not immediately avail able. Company officials asked that several other clauses in the contract be re vised and another contract submitted. The broadcasting company refused to consider any further demands on the part of the operators until the station Is put*back on the air. Opera tors declared they would continue the strike until the contract demands are considered. The broadcasting company, through William B. Dolph, general manager of the station, submitted a statement to the technicians and the union today in an effort to temporarily settle the . dispute so that WOL, Washington out let for the Mutual Broadcasting Sys tem, might return to the air. TWO BBT UNITS BATTLE FOR LEAD Governmental Solicitors Are Hopeful of Overtaking Special Workers. An Armistice Day battle between two of the largest Community Chest campaign units was in progress today in preparation for the second report luncheon meeting of the drive at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Willard Hotel. Encouraged by large oversubscrip tion by units in several of the Govern ment departments, leaders of the Gov ernmental Unit were hopeful of taking the campaign leadership from the Spe cial Assignments Unit, which reported the raising of nearly 20 per cent of its quota at the opening meeting yester day. Volunteer workers of the Group Solicitation Unit also were making a concentrated drive today in prepara tion for tomorrow’s reports. Caution Is Issued. Nearly 9,000 Chest volunteers in Washington_and its suburbs were cau tioned today by Chest Director Herbert L. Willett, jr., that “there can be no armistice in the war which the Chest is waging through 69 affiliated agen cies against poverty, disease, despair, delinquency and other evils in Wash ington.” Mr. Willett said the struggle must be waged continuously and that "the only ammunition which ever has proved effective has been dollars.” Informal reports received at Chest headquarters from key men in the new Suburban Unit created this year to raise funds in four nearby counties of Maryland and Virginia indicated that team leaders expect to come to tomorrow's report meeting with a sub stantial portion of their quota of $75, 000 in hand. The unit got off to a (See CHEST, Page A-15J Chauffeur Shoots Self Rather Than Take Pet Dog for Ride Henri A. Oudot, 36-year-old French man who had worked for the last four years as chauffeur for Maj. Gist Blair, shot himself at the historic Blair residence, at 1651 Pennsylvania ave nue N.W., shortly after noon today rather than take Maj. Blair’s dog for a ride. Oudot was taken to Emergency Hospital with a wound in his chest. His condition was not determined im mediately. Police said the shooting occurred after Esther Ekberg, the Blair maid, had told Oudot that he must take the family’s pet police dog, Rex. for daily rides as a part of his job. Oudot said that he would shoot himself rather than do so, police were told. He immediately arose from the ser vants’ dining table where he was talk ing to the maid and went to his room above the garage, took a .32-caliber automatic pistol from a collection of guns he had there, and shot himself ~'n— then walked back to tne servant s din ing room and collapsed in the arms of the chef. Maj. Blair, who retyred from the United States Army shortly after the armistice ended the World War, said he was at a loss to understand Oudot's action. “He had driven for me four years and always seemed to be a very good man,’* Maj. Blair said. “This must have been a kind of a brain storm. “Previously, he had offered no ob jection to taking Rex driving. In fact, we had the dog out for a ride yester day afternoon and he sat on the front seat with Mr. Oudot." Maj. Blair said that the chauffeur had been brought into this country by the Egyptian Minister and later came to work for him. The major said he had been trying to help Oudot to get his wife, who 1s at her home in Bel gium with their child, on the immi gration quota for entry into this country. I Pair Take D. C. Salesman’s Car, Then Offer Ride to Another and Frisk Him. MARYLAND FUGITIVES GOING TO PHILADELPHIA Two Young Girls, 14 and 16, Also Picked Up on Way, Not in Machine at Baltimore. (Picture on Page A-5.) Two bandits kidnaped a Washington automobile salesman and left him stripped to his underwear beside the Baltimore boulevard early today and then fled toward Philadelphia in the used car they had asked him to dem onstrate. Their victim. John C. Gouldman, 25, of 900 Crittenden street N.W., re turned to his home at sunrise wearing the overalls and jacket that one of the bandits tossed him after donning his gray suit, brown overcoat and gray cap. His description of the bandits led police to believe they might be the two fugitives who escaped Monday from the Maryland State Prison farm at Hagerstown, where they were serving long sentences for Baltimore robberies. Pennsylvania police were asked to be on the lookout for the desperadoes when they headed toward Philadelphia after inquiring directions from a sec ond hold-up victim in Baltimore. He was Melvin Dulev, 28, who was held up and robbed of $2 as he stood waiting for a street car in East Bal timore. a short time after the bandits had left Mr. Gouldman stranded near Laurel, Md. He took the license num ber of the bandit car, establishing it as the same which the bandits had taken from the Washington salesman. Poked Gan in Back. Mr. Gouldman said the two men appeared about 10 o’clock last night at the Addison Chevrolet Co., 1431 Irving street N.W., where he worked as a salesman on commission, and asked for a demonstration of a used car. He drove them to Sixteenth street and Park road N.W., where they drew pistols and ordered him to drive toward Baltimore. “They were not rough,” he said, “but one of them kept a gun in the back of my neck all the time and the other kept his pistol stuck at my side. “They showed me a handful of pis tol cartridges, and said: “You know what these bullets are for, and we do, too, so let’s don’t have any funny busi ness.” “They kept talking to each other about jobs they had pulled all over the country, and talked like they had just got out of prison. I got the im pression they had been in prison in Georgia a short time ago." In the vicinity of Laurel, Mr. Gouldman said, he was forced to stop the car to pick up two young girls— “they looked about 14 or 16 years old” —who were walking on the highway. Then the bandits put him out of the car on a side road and forced him to strip to his underwear. One bandit, called “Blackie" by his companion, donned Mr. Gouldman's clothes and tossed out the overalls and jackets to him. “Blackie” also took Mr. Gouldman's glasses and rode off with them on his nose. Girls Not in Car. “They made me take off my shoes, too,” Mr. Gouldman said, “but they wouldn't fit either of the men, so they threw them back to me.” The bandits took with them, how ever, his watch, ring and a small amount of money from his wallet. They drove toward Baltimore with the two girls, but the girls were not in the car when Mr. Duley was held up in Baltimore, and what became of them was not learned immediately. Mr. Gouldman made his way to a roadside lunch stand and telephoned a report to the Maryland State police at Laurel and also called a friend in Washington to come after him. He was unable to get in touch with the friend, however, until 2:30 a.m. A stop at the Laurel police station further delayed his return home. Looking over “rogues’ gallery” pic tures at police headquarters here this morning, Mr. Gouldman found three or four which looked somewhat like the men who abducted him but could not make any positive identifica tion. Police planned to obtain pic turese of the convcts wrho escaped from Hagerstown for his inspection later. The suspected Hagerstown fugitives are Irving Llmper, 33, who was serving a 20-year-sentence, and John E. Car son, serving 12 years. Both were sen tenced for robberies in Baltimore. Limper, known as the “serial” ban dit because he was charged with rob bing six restaurants within two hours, was captured in a gun battle with Baltimore police in 1930. Carson, knawn as the “opera" bandit, was convicted in 1931 as one of the men who held up a Baltimore opera party and stole $6,000 in jewels. MINE FIRE FOUGHT Peril to Many Lives in North Scranton Feared From Fumes. SCRANTON, Pa., Nov. 11 </P).— Plans to place a large force of men at work fighting the fire in the Von Storch Mjne of the Penn Anthracite Collieries Co. were rushed today by city, State and company officials. The blaze is behind a caved-in area, measuring nearly 400 feet. Charles Krotzer, chief engineer for he Works Progress- Administration, said three 8-hour shifts of workers would be engaged to fight the fire. State inspectors have emphasized that unless the blaze is extinguished tfiere is danger of fumes reaching the surtace and endangering the lives of many persons in North Scranton. i Page. Page. Amusements Obituary ....A-14 B-12-13 Sports.C-l-3 Comics .-C-10-11 Radio .A-16 Editorials ...A-12 Short Story...C-6 Finance _A-17 Society_B-3 Lost & Found C-6 Woman's Pg. C-4 FOREIGN. Vargas dictator coup is received calmly in Brazil. Page A-l Lunatic seized rushing at King George. Page A-l Paris cleric apologizes, but Windsor shuns rites. Page A-l U. s. fears link of Brazil to anti-red bloc. Page A-3 Japanese mop up last Chinese defen ders of Shanghai. Page A-4 NATIONAL. Attack on Creech indictment over ruled here. PageA-2 Congressmen may meet an wage-hour bill Monday night. Page A-5 WASHINGTON AND VICINITY. Chest drive units compete for sub scriptions. Page A-l D. C. man kidnaped, left in underwear by bandits. Page A-l Police recapture Receiving Home run aways in hobo “jungle.” Page A-2 Court asked to sanction Virginia auto railers in D. C. Page A-t 4 Summary of Today's Star Mothers call Wilson Playground “mud hole.” Page B-l Police evidence introduced in gam bling trial. Page B-l EDITORIAL AND COMMENT. Editorials Page A-12 This and That. Page A-12 Answers to Questions. Page A-12 Stars, Men and Atoms. Page A-12 David Lawrence. PageA-13 H. R. Baukhage. Page A-13 Mark Sullivan. Page A-13 Jay Franklin. Page A-13 Delia Pynchon. PageA-13 SPORTS. Many new all-America grid prospects appear this year. • Page C-l Colonials, Cards only D. C. elevens favored this week. Page C-2 Dis Dean, disciplined by failure, be comes modest player. Page C-J MISCELLANY. Hunt Country. Page B-6 After Dark. Page B-8 Dorothy Dix. Page C-4 Betsy Caswell. Page C-4 Nature’s Children. Page C-5 Bedtime Stories. Page C-5 Shipping News. Page C-6 Vital Statistics. Page C-6 City News in Brief. Page C-6 Crou-word Puzzle. Page C-10 Letter-Out. Page C-lt Winning Contract. Page C-ll Traffic Convictions. . Page C-12

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